• Welcome to the  United Soul Nations

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

    New Site

    It's been a while in the making and we're happy to say that this will be the new home to USN. Check back frequently for updates to the site and gigs dates as they're added.  Enjoy my fellow United Soulsters!

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    Robs Giggin'

    A must check out! USN bassist, Rob Conflitti will be sitting in with horn band the Hip Kings on Sat. Oct 5th 2013 at TJ's Bar and Grill.   No doubt will he be dropping it hard with the Hip Kings.

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    SOULFULOFUNK

    Check out Colin and the power house horn section singing with SoulFuloFunk @ the Beaches Jazz Festival this year July 24,25,26 2014

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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.

      Steve Kocsis

      Tenor saxophonist and co-founder. Steve started musical life on the Piano and learned the fundamentals. In high school he fell in love with the saxophone. Years later Steve still enjoys the sax and has explored in various bands many different styles of music over the years from R&B, Funk, Soul, Motown, Pop, Rock, Reggae, and Contemporary Christian.

      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!"

      Lorne Hind

      Rhythm Lead Guitar. Lorne’s skills as a professional guitarist elevate him to the level of the masters and, he continues to evolve. He is extremely versatile and well disciplined. His foundation is solid playing instrumental, country music, blues, hard rock, reggae, dance and R&B. In his spare time, he likes to dabble with jazz music. It is not unusual for him to be compared to the likes of Joe Satriani, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Carlos Santana.

      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.

      Rafael Rodriguez

      Drums and Percussion. Rafael comes to us originally from Venezuela where his roots of Latin rhythm originates. He later moved to Montreal where he played his drums professionally at many corporate events and clubs including the famous Montreal Jazz Festival.

  • SONG LIST

    Check Out What We Play.

    These are 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.

      Amy Winehouse...............................Rehab

      Amy Winehouse...............................Valerie

      Aretha Franklin.............................Respect

      Black Eyed Peas...............................I Got A Feeling

      Blues Brothers..............................Gimme Some Lovin

      Robin Thicke....................................Blurred Lines

      Bruno Mars....................................Lazy Song

      Bruno Mars....................................Runanawa Baby

      Bruno Mars (Katy Perry)..............California Girls

      Bruno Mars....................................Treasure

      Calvin Harris.................................Feel So Close

      Carl Carlton.................................Bad Mama Jamma

      Cee Lo Green..................................Crazy

      Cee Lo Green..................................Forget You

      Chic...................................................Le Freak

      Chic...................................................Good Times

      Christina Agulara........................Lady Marmalade

      The Commadores..........................Brick House

      The Commadores..........................Easy

      Daft Punk.......................................Get Lucky

      DJ Kool............................................Let Me Clear My Throat

      Doobie Brothers..........................Long Train Running

      Earth, Wind & Fire.......................Let's Groove

      Earth, Wind & Fire.......................Singasong

      Etta James/Julie Black................Seven Day Fool

      Herbie Hancock...........................Cantalope Island

      Herbie Hancock............................The Chicken

      Incognito.....................................Always There

      Incognito....................................Don't You Worry About A Thing

      Issac Hayes....................................Theme from Shaft

      Jamiroquai...................................Runnaway

      James Brown...............................I Feel Good

      James Brown...............................Living In America

      King Harvest................................Dancing in the Moonlight

      Kool & The Gang.........................Junge Boogie

      Kool & The Gang.........................Lady's Night

      KOS.................................................Crabbuckets

      Lenny Kravitz...............................Always On The Run

      Maroon 5.....................................Moves Like Jagger

      Marvin Gaye.................................Let's Get It On

      Michael Jackson.........................Black Or White

      Oily Mars.....................................Troublemaker

      Outkast........................................Hey Ya

      Percy Sledge..............................When A Man Loves A Woman

      Pit Bull........................................Pit Bull Medley

      Prince..........................................Kiss

      Rick James....................................Give It To Me

      Rick James....................................Super Freak

      Rob Thomas/Santana..............Smooth

      Rose Royce..................................Car Wash

      Santana Gato............................Europa

      Stevie Wonder..........................I Wish

      Stevie Wonder..........................Superstition

      The Temptations......................Papa Was A Rolling Stone

      The Champs................................Tequila

      Tina Turner/Ike........................Proud Mary

      Wild Cherry...............................Play That Funky Music

  • GIG Dates

    Check Out When and Where We Play.

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

      Date Venue Time Addess

      Sat. Nov. 22, 2014 Timothy's Pub 9:00PM 344 Browns Line, Toronto

      Fri. Nov. 28, 2014 Loaded Dog 9:00PM 1921 Lawrence Ave. E, Toronto

      Fri. Dec. 19, 2014 Lions Heart Pub 9:00PM 3221 Derry Road W., Mississauga

      Sat. Dec. 20, 2014 Timothy's Pub 9:00PM 344 Browns Line, Toronto

      Sat. Feb. 07, 2015 Cadillac lounge 10:00PM 1296 Queen St West, Toronto

      PAST SHOWS

      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

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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!:)

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  • 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.

  • Rob's  Giggin'

    Rob is giggin' with the Hip Kings

    You need to check out rob sitting in with the Hip Kings. Those that don't know, The Hip Kings are a five piece horn dance band playing all the classics. It's loud...it's nice...ITS HIP!

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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.