• Welcome to the  United Soul Nations

    Bringing you the hippest TOP 40 sounds of the 70's, 80's, 90's and 2000's.

    United Soul Nations

    USN is the ultimate party dance band bringing you the best dance music of the 70s,80s,90s, to today Two powerful lead vocalists Colin and Amelia bring the ultimate variety of mucic with a 2 pice horn section.  Contact us to bring the ultimate dance party to your event

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    Just for Funk

    Smaller group (5-6piece) with Amelia on vocals. Music still has the classic funky hits but with a modern flavour of current top 40 hits    Contact us for your smaller parties and bar gigs.

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    Groovefellas

    Check out Colin with his group called Grooefellas. Soulful sounds of the 70s and 80s

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    Soulfulofunk

    pronounced Soulful'-of-Funk; The ultimate side project headed by USN's bari sax Kamal Patel. The lowdown on Soulfulofunk: 5 phat horns, a smokin' rhythm section and one slick vocal bringing you 70's funk and soul music with a modern twist as it was meant to be heard.

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  • Line UP

      Colin Gomes

      Lead Vocalist and co-founder. Bringing a soulful voice that not only captures the classics sounds of the 70's, but also kicking it up a notch when interpreting contempory music. Colin's previous projects include accapella group Roar and R&B/Funk band Project Pheonix. Soul, Pop & Funk, Colin has it coming and going.

      Amelia

      Lead Vocalist Amelia's musical journey includes working as a pianist/singer on board a cruise ship touring the various countries of Africa, and as the lead singer of bands performing at hotels and music lounges in Asia and now the GTA. She teaches the violin and the piano but her true love will always be singing. Musical influences include Julia Fordham, Incognito, Swing Out Sister and The Brand New Heavies.

      Steve Kocsis

      Tenor saxophonist and co-founder. Steve started his passion for music in high school where he fell in love with the saxophone. Along with performing with various bands, he manages and plays with USN. Steve’s diverse musical influences include R&B, Funk, Soul, Motown, Pop, Rock, Reggae.



      Kamal Patel

      Baritone Saxophonist and co-founder, Kamal's influenced by the slick funk sounds of the seventies and the acid jazz sounds of the nineties such as Tower of Power, Incognito, Jamiroquai, and Earth Wind and Firemarked the 2004 release of his band Inner Soul's debut CD entitled Moods. Along with co-writing material, the project also marks Kamal's love of music production. You can check it out on his website: Inner Soul

      Rob Conflitti

      Bass. Rob started playing in 1986 at the age of 15 playing upright for the school band. His professional introduction to music was in 1994 with a local wedding band playing jazz, classic rock, disco and funk. Since then he has performed for various corporate, private events, and club engagements. Rob can now be heard playing with the United Soul Nations demonstrating " Versatility is Power!"

      Steve Whittick

      Rhythm Lead Guitar. Steve has played with local blues bands for the past 10 years as well as an Allman Brothers tribute Band. Listed amongst his favorite musical influences are Tower of Power, SRV, Robben Ford , The Memphis Horns, Steve Cropper and many others.

      Bela Hayman

      Keyboards. Bela comes to us from Hungary where he studied music in University. He honed his skills playing his music on the cruise ship scene in Europe for many years. Bela's influences include the Brand New Heavies, Incognito, Oscar Peterson, Chic Corea, Michael Camilo, Michael Brecker, Bob Berg, John Scofield, and Pat Metheny.

      Paul Paolini:

      Drums and Percussion. Paul has recorded and performed with Ben E King, Percy Sledge, Little Anthony, The Crystals to name a few. He has also toured and performed with many local and international artists. Paul is known for his versatility in playing within all styles of music

  • SONG LIST

    Check Out What We Play.

    These are some of the songs and artist we cover. Though not a complete list, if you don't see a song it doesn't mean that we may not do it. The song list gets updated in bulk. If you have booked the band out for a private engagement, we may be able to perform any request that you may have.

      Fallin Alicia Keys
      Sucker Jonas Brothers
      Uptown funk Bruno Mars
      Fireball Pitbull
      24K magic Bruno Mars
      Can't stop the feeling Justin Timberlake
      One kiss Dua Lipa
      Body Loud Luxury
      Moves like jagger Maroon 5
      Feel it Still Portugal the Man
      Forget you Cee lo Green
      Always on the run Lenny Kravitz
      Smooth Santana Rob Thomas
      Treasure Bruno Mars
      Exs and ohs Elle King
      I got a Feeling Black eyed Peas
      Cake by the ocean DNCE
      Raise your glass Pink
      7 day fool Jully Black
      Blurred lines Robin Thicke
      Still believe in love Jacksoul
      Can't feel my Face The Weeknd
      Happy Pharrell Williams
      Love yourself Justin Biber
      Human nature Michael Jackson
      Magic Rude
      Feels so close Calvin Harris
      Lazy song Bruno Mars
      Crabbuckets KOS
      I'll be there Chic Nile Rogers
      Crazy Gnarls Barkley
      Hey Ya OutKast
      Crazy for you Hedly
      I will Survive Gloria Gaynor
      Got to be real Cheryl Lynn
      September Earth Wind and Fire
      My Girl The Temptations
      Ladies night --> jungle boogie Kool and the gang
      freak out --> good times --> get lucky Chic Nile Rogers
      Bad Girls Donna summer
      We are Family Sister Sledge
      (Living in america --> I feel good) James Brown
      Celebration Kool and the gang
      Play that funky music Wild Cherry
      Bad mamma jamma Carl Carlton
      Lets stay together Al Green
      Takin it to the street Michael Mcdonald
      Lady marmalade Patti Labelle
      Car wash Rose Royce
      Easy The Commodores
      Superstition Stevie wonder
      Proud Mary Tina turner
      Long train running Doobie brothers
      Soul Man Blues Brothers
      Brickhouse The Commodores
      I wish Stevie wonder
      Lets groove tonight Earth Wind and Fire
      Get Down Tonight KC and the Sunshine Band
      Signed sealed delivered Stevie wonder
      What is Hip TOP Tower of Power
      Gimme some lovin The Spencer Davis Group
      Give it to me baby -->Super freak Rick James
      Does anybody know what time it is Chicago
      25 or 6 to 4 Chicago
      Make me smile Chicago
      Boogieoogie A taste of Honey
      Twist and Shout The Beatles
      Dancing in the Moonlight King Harvest
      Sway Dean Martin
      Smooth Operator Sade
      Groove is in the heart Deeee lite
      Rock with You Michael Jackson
      Lets Dance David Bowie
      You can leave your hat on Joe Cocker
      Black or white Michael Jackson
      Rehab Amy Winehouse
      Just the way you are Billy Joel
      Kiss Prince
      Hip to be square Huey Lewis and the News
      You can't get what you want Joe Jackson
      Pretty Young Thing Michael Jackson
      You are the Universe Brand New Heavies
      Brown sugar Stones
      Are you gonna go my way Lenny Kravitz
      Satisfaction Stones
      Honky Tonk Stones
      Chicken James Brown
      Pick up the Pieces Candy
      Breezin George benson
      Could you be loved Bob Marley
      Iron lion zion Bob Marley
  • GIG Dates
    (USN, Just for Funk, Soulfulofunk)

    When and Where(Check on HOME button for each Bands details)

    These are the dates and locations where we can be seen and heard. Check back frequently as new dates are added frequently.

      Date Band Venue, Time, Addess

      Sat. Nov 23, 2019 USN Jakes Boathouse, 9:00PM, 59 First Gulf Blvd, Brampton,ON

      Sat. Nov 30, 2019 Just for Funk Aw Shuks, 9:00PM, 15230 Yonge St Aurora,ON

      Frid. Jan 10, 2020 USN Fionn MacCools (Vaughan), 9:00PM, 6110 Hwy 7 Woodbridge,ON

      Sat. Feb 1, 2020 USN Fionn MacCools (Vaughan), 9:00PM, 6110 Hwy 7 Woodbridge,ON

      Frid. April 3, 2020 USN Fionn MacCools (Vaughan), 9:00PM, 6110 Hwy 7 Woodbridge,ON

      Frid. Sept 25, 2020 USN Fionn MacCools (Vaughan), 9:00PM, 6110 Hwy 7 Woodbridge,ON

      Frid. Oct 30, 2020 USN Fionn MacCools (Vaughan), 9:00PM, 6110 Hwy 7 Woodbridge,ON

      Frid. Nov 27, 2020 USN Fionn MacCools (Vaughan), 9:00PM, 6110 Hwy 7 Woodbridge,ON








      PAST SHOWS

      Frid. Nov 15, 2019 USN Jakes Boathouse, 9:00PM, 59 First Gulf Blvd, Brampton,ON

      Frid. Oct 4, 2019 USN Fionn MacCools (Vaughan), 9:00PM, 6110 Hwy 7 Woodbridge,ON

      Sat. Sept 21, 2019 Just for Funk Aw Shuks, 9:00PM, 15230 Yonge St Aurora,ON

      July 25,26,27 2019 Beaches Jazz Festival Streetfest 7pm 2216 Queen St. E., Toronto

      Frid. June 21, 2019 The Edge Lounge 9:30PM 250 Bayly st, Ajax, ON

      Sat. June 1, 2019 Fionn MacCools 9:00PM 6110 Hwy 7 Woodbridge,ON

      Sat. April 27, 2019 Fionn MacCools 9:00PM 6110 Hwy 7 Woodbridge,ON

      Fri. Mar 29, 2019 Fionn MacCools 9:00PM 6110 Hwy 7 Woodbridge,ON

      Fri. Feb 15, 2019 Fionn MacCools 9:00PM 6110 Hwy 7 Woodbridge,ON

      Fri. Jan 04, 2019 Fionn MacCools 9:00PM 6110 Hwy 7 Woodbridge,ON

      Frid. Dec 07, 2018 Edge Lounge 9:30PM 250 Bayly st, Ajax

      Sat. Dec 08, 2018 Fionn MacCools 9:00PM 6110 Hwy 7 Woodbridge,ON

      Sat. Dec 01, 2018 Private party Odeum Event Space 3595 Lakeshore Blvd W,ON

      Sat. Nov 03, 2018 Timothys Pub 9:30PM 344 Brown's Line, Toronto

      Frid. Sept 21, 2018 Edge Lounge 9:30PM 250 Bayly st, Ajax

      Sat. Sept 15, 2018 Timothys Pub 9:30PM 344 Brown's Line, Toronto

      july 26,27,28,2018 Beaches Jazz Festival Streetfest 7pm 2216 Queen St. E., Toronto

      july 6,7,8,2018 Beaches Sounds of Leslieville times tbd

      June 22,23,24, 2018 Pickering Jam Festival times tbd

      Frid. June 8, 2018 Drums N Flats Vaughan 9:00PM 1980 Avenue Rd., Toronto, ON

      Sat. May 05, 2018 Timothys Pub 9:30PM 344 Brown's Line, Toronto

      Frid. April 13, 2018 Edge Lounge 9:30PM 250 Bayly st, Ajax

      Fri. Mar 09 , 2017 Fion McCools Vaughan 9:00PM 6110 Hwy 7, Vaughan

      Fri. Feb 16 , 2018 Fion McCools Vaughan 9:00PM 6110 Hwy 7, Vaughan

      Sat. Jan 27 , 2018 Drums N Flats Vaughan 9:00PM 1980 Avenue Rd., Toronto, ON

      Sat. Dec 02 , 2017 Fion McCools Vaughan 9:00PM 6110 Hwy 7, Vaughan

      Mon. Nov 27, 2017 Corporate Holiday Party , 1 King West Hotel, Toronto

      Sat. Nov 11 , 2017 Fion McCools Vaughan 9:00PM 6110 Hwy 7, Vaughan

      Sat. Oct 07 , 2017 Fion McCools Vaughan 9:00PM 6110 Hwy 7, Vaughan

      Wed. Aug 23, 2017 Corporate Party , Sheriton Downtown Toronto

      July 27,28,29, 2016 Beaches Jazz Festival Streetfest 7pm 2216 Queen St. E., Toronto

      Sat. June 3, 2017 Timothys Pub 9:30PM 344 Brown's Line, Toronto

      Fri. May 12 , 2017 Fion McCools Vaughan 9:00PM 6110 Hwy 7, Vaughan

      Sat. Mar 04 , 2017 Fion McCools Vaughan 9:00PM 6110 Hwy 7, Vaughan

      Sat. Jan 28, 2017 Fion McCools Vaughan 9:00PM 6110 Hwy 7, Vaughan

      Sat. Dec 03, 2016 Timothys Pub 9:00PM 344 Brown's Line, Toronto

      Sat. Oct 15, 2016 Fion McCools Vaughan 9:00PM 6110 Hwy 7, Vaughan

      Sat. Sept 03, 2016 Canadas Largest Ribfest 5:30-7:00pm SPENCER SMITH PARK,BURLINGTON

      Fri. Aug 05, 2016 Timothys Pub 9:00PM 344 Brown's Line, Toronto

      July 21,22,23, 2016 Beaches Jazz Festival Streetfest 7pm 2216 Queen St. E., Toronto

      Thur. June 30, 2016 Private Party Dance Toronto

      Fri. June 17, 2016 The Ballroom 10:00pm 145 John St, Toronto

      Sun. June 05, 2016 Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival Main Stage 3:15 to 4:15 Mississauga

      Sat. June 04, 2016 Private Chiropractic College Homecoming Dance Toronto

      Fri. May 27, 2016 Lionheart British Pub 9:00PM 3221 Derry Road W., Mississaug

      Sat. May 21, 2016 Timothys Pub 9:30PM 344 Brown's Line, Toronto

      Sat. Apr 16, 2016 Fionn MacCools Vaughan 9:30PM 6110 Hwy 7, Vaughan

      Sat. March 05, 2016 Fionn MacCools Vaughan 9:30PM 6110 Hwy 7, Vaughan

      Sat. Feb 20, 2016 Timothys Pub 9:30PM 344 Brown's Line, Toronto

      Sat. Feb 5, 2016 Cadillac Lounge 9:30PM 1296 Queen St W, Toronto

      Fri. Jan 22, 2016 The Ballroom 10:00Pm 145 John St, Toronto

      Sat. Oct 17, 2015 Timothys Pub 9:30PM 344 Brown's Line, Toronto

      Sept 12,13 2015 Cabbagetown Festival 4pm to 7pm Parliment and Carlton Toronto

      Sat Aug 29 2015     Weston Village Festival     Toronto

      July 23,24,25, 2015      Beaches Jazz Festival     2216 Queen St. E., Toronto

      June 27,28 2015     Pickering Festival     Pickering

      Fri. June. 19, 2015     Lion Heart British Pub     3221 Derry Road W., Mississauga

      Sun. June 7, 2015     Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival     Streetsville park, Mississauga

      Sat. May. 30, 2015      Private Party     Toronto

      Fri. April. 17, 2015     Lion Heart British Pub     3221 Derry Road W., Mississauga

      Sat. Feb 7, 2015      Cadillac Lounge     1296 Queen St.W., Toronto

      Sat Dec. 20, 2014      Timothy's Pub     344 Brown's Line, Toronto

      Fri. Dec. 19, 2014     Lion Heart British Pub     3221 Derry Road W., Mississauga

      Fri. Nov. 28, 2014      The Loaded Dog     1921 Lawrence Ave. E, Toronto

      Fri Nov 22, 2014      Timothy's Pub     344 Brown's Line, Toronto

      Fri Oct 31, 2014      Timothy's Pub Halloween Party     344 Brown's Line, Toronto

      Fri. Oct. 17, 2014     Lion Heart British Pub     3221 Derry Road W., Mississauga

      Fri Sept 26, 2014      Timothy's Pub     344 Brown's Line, Toronto

      Sat. Sept 13, 2014      Cadillac Lounge     1296 Queen St.W., Toronto

      Sat Sept 6, 2014      South Side Shuffle, Lake Affect     Port Credit

      Sat. Aug 23, 2014      Timothy's Pub     344 Brown's Line, Toronto

      Sat Aug 23, 2014      Creemore Springs Cooper Kettle Festival     Creemore

      July 24,25,26, 2014      Beaches Jazz Festival     2216 Queen St. E., Toronto

      Sat. July. 5, 2014      Cadillac Lounge     1296 Queen St.W., Toronto

      Tues. July. 1, 2014      Canada Day Party, Lake Affect     Port Credit

      Sun. June. 29, 2014      Company Party     Toronto

      Sat. June. 14, 2014      Timothy's Pub     344 Brown's Line, Toronto

      Sat. Apr. 25, 2014      Timothy's Pub     344 Brown's Line, Toronto

      Sat. Feb. 15, 2014      Timothy's Pub     344 Brown's Line, Toronto

      Sat. Feb. 8, 2014       Cadillac Lounge     1296 Queen St. W., Toronto

      Sat. Jan 25, 2014      Lake Affect     1 Port Street E. Port Credit

      Fri. Dec. 13, 2013      The Loaded Dog     1921 Lawrence Ave. E, Toronto

      Fri. Dec. 06, 2013      Corporate Holiday Party     Spumante's, Woodbridge

      Sat. Nov. 23, 2013      Timothy's Pub     344 Brown's Line, Toronto

      Fri. Nov. 22, 2013     Lion Heart British Pub     3221 Derry Road W., Mississauga

      Fri. Sept. 22, 2013     Lion Heart British Pub     3221 Derry Road W., Mississauga

      Sat. Sept. 7, 2013      South Side Shuffle     1 Port Street E, Port Credit

      Fri. Sept. 6, 2013       Timothy's Pub Pub     344 Brown's Line, Toronto

      Sat. Aug. 3, 2013       Cadillac Lounge     1296 Queen St. W., Toronto

      July 25-27, 2013         Beaches International Jazz Festival     2216 Queen St. E., Toronto

      Fri. July 19, 2013       The Loaded Dog     1921 Lawrence Ave. E, Toronto

      Wed. July 17, 2013    Aurora Concert in the Park Serie     Wells St. & Mosley St. Aurora

      Sat. June 29, 2013     Lake Affect     1 Port Street E. Port Credit

      Sat. June 15, 2013     The Loaded Dog     1921 Lawrence Ave. E, Toronto

      Thu. June 6, 2013      Alley Catz     24090 Yonge St., Toronto

      Sat. May 25, 2013       Private Wedding     185 Graydon Hall, Toronto

      Sat. May 11, 2013       Timothy's Pub Pub     344 Brown's Line, Toronto

      Fri. May 10, 2013        Lake Affect     1 Port Street E. Port Credit

      Sat. Apr. 27, 2013       Lake Affect     1 Port Street E. Port Credit

      Fri. Apr. 12, 2013       The Loaded Dog     1921 Lawrence Ave. E, Toronto

      Sat. Mar. 30, 2013     Lake Affect     1 Port Street E. Port Credit

      Thu. Mar. 21, 2013    Alley Catz     24090 Yonge St., Toronto

      Fri. Feb. 22, 2013       Lake Affect     1 Port Street E. Port Credit

      Sat. Feb. 2, 2013        Cadillac Lounge     1296 Queen St. W., Toronto

      Fri. Feb. 1, 2013        Lion Heart British Pub     3221 Derry Road W., Mississauga

      Fri. Jan. 25, 2013       Lake Affect     1 Port Street E. Port Credit

      Fri. Nov. 2, 2012       Crown and Phoenix     9580 Yonge St, Richmond Hill

      Sat. Sept. 22, 2012     Private Wedding     Guelph

      Sat. Aug. 11, 2012      Cadillac Lounge     1296 Queen St. W., Toronto

  • Sites and Sounds

    Check out some of our studio, live and video tracks.

  • contact info

    Give Us A shout!

    If you would like to drop us a comment or would ike to inquire about future gigs or a private booking, fill out the fields below and we'll get back to you.

    BOOKINGS:

    Steve Kocsis

    416 460-0777

    steve@unitedsoulnations.com

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  • privacy policy

    We keep things private...most of the time.

    USN has a simple Privacy Policy. If you want to keep it private, keep it to yourself self!:)

    steve@unitedsoulnations.com

  • New  Site

    And We're Up Again!

    It took us some time but we fianlly managed to put it together. Although not complete, but consider it an on going work in progress. Take a look around, we're hoping to put a message board up soon where you can comment on our live shows, request horn arrangements that we have on hand or even point out errors on the site.

    Special Thanks.

    A big shout out and thanks to Orange Studio for providing a spectacular studio to record our demos. Iconika, John Smith and John Smith for caputring us in the moment and allowing us to post them on the site.

  • Just for Funk  The band

    Vocals Amelia
    Sax. Steve Kocsis
    Guitar Steve Whittick
    Keys. Bela Hayman
    Bass. Richard Bedford
    Drums Rob Richard

    Sample Gig Song list

    Royals (Lorde)
    Smooth Operator (Sade)
    Exs and ohs (Elle King)
    Feel it Still (Portugal the Man)
    Cake by the ocean (DMC)
    Chic Medley (freak out --> good times --)
    I wish (Stevie Wonder)
    Rehab (Amy Winehouse)
    7 day fool (Julie Black)
    Happy (Pharrell Williams)
    Sucker (Jonas Brothers )
    Boogie Oogi (A Taste of honey)
    Celebration (Kool and the Gang)
    Uptown funk (Bruno Mars)
    Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
    Car wash (Rose Royce)
    Like I,m goona lose you (Meaghan Trainor )
    Shake your body (Jackson 5)
    I will Survive (Gloria Gaynor)
    Can't stop the feeling (Justin Timberlake)
    Can't feel my Face (The Weeknd)
    Treasure (Bruno Mars)
    Black or White (Michael Jackson)
    Valerie (Amy Vinehouse)
    One Kiss (Dua Lipa Calvin Harris)
    Lady marmalade (Christina Agulara version)
    Bad Girls (Donna Summer)
    We are Family (Sister Sledge)
    Crazy (Gnarls Barley)
    Long train running (Doobie Brothers)
    Raise your glass (PINK)
    Play that funky music (Wild Cherry)
    Moves like Jagger (Maroon 5)
    Forget you (Cee Lo Green)

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  • Soulfulofunk

    The Title Says It All!

    Soulful funk played by the tightest players around. Soulfulofunk will take you back in time and recapture the funk sounds of the 70s and bring you into the future with current hits.