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Keep Reachin’ Up

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Baritone Saxophone – Antti Lauronen (tracks: 2 to 6, 8, 9)
Bass – Sami Kantelinen (tracks: 1, 4, 5, 7, 9)
Design – Pablo Steffa
Drums – Jukka Sarapää
Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Jimi Tenor
Guitar – Petri Toikkanen (tracks: 1, 4, 6, 8, 9)
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Songwriter – Nicole Willis (tracks: 1-11)
Mastered By – Svante Forsback*
Organ – Antti Määttänen (tracks: 4, 6, 8, 9)
Photography By – Mikko Ryhänen
Piano – Antti Määttänen (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 10)
Producer, Mixed By, Recorded By – Didier Selin*
Saxophone – Lasse Tolvanen (tracks: 2 to 6, 8, 9)
Strings, Arranged By [Strings] – The Pekka Kuusisto String Orchestra (tracks: 1, 5, 9)
Trombone – Erno Haukkala (tracks: 2 to 6, 8, 9)
Trumpet – Eero Savela (tracks: 2 to 6, 8, 9)

Timmion Records, 2005

Album Review

Singer Nicole Willis and Worlds premiere Funk band The Soul Investigators released their debut album Keep Reachin Up on 17th of November 2005. The album was released by Helsinki based Timmion Records.

The albums lead single If This Ain t Love (Don t Know What Is) was nominated by Gilles Peterson of BBC as one of the best songs of the year 2005. An up-tempo, inspired and deceivingly simple track, If This Ain't Love brings to mind releases by legendary soul labels such as Motown and current music by the likes of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. Peaking at number 4 on the national Finnish charts, If This Ain't Love has been lauded by the Rare Groove connoisseurs as Northern Soul for the new millennium.

Keep Reachin Up is sure-shot album that is not to be missed.
- Kudos Distribution