Upbeat, feelgood blues, soul and pop...
Yoka and the SugarBeats are a brand new five-piece soul and blues band from the South East.
Dutch vocalist Yoka has experience in theatre, jazz, opera and blues. In the UK mostly known as lead singer of successful indie-blues band 'Little Devils', Yoka has in recent years performed at blues clubs and festivals all over the UK and Europe. She is a charismatic performer with a big voice; this multi-talented lady also adds occasional flute and tenor sax to the overall sound.
Together Yoka and the SugarBeats are, to quote blues lover Alan Bates, “the sum of a magnificent whole”.
Yoka and the SugarBeats are a lively bunch, working hard to keep their set interesting for their audience but also for themselves. The band offer a mixture of carefully chosen blues, soul and pop covers interspersed with original work. They are an upbeat feel good band, that always aims to deliver a high standard of musicianship. Covers get the same care and attention as their original songs, they are pulled apart and put back together sprinkled with some extra special SugarBeats lovin’.
No album has been recorded just yet, for now the Yoka and the SugarBeats are focused on playing live, getting mileage as a unit whilst having fun with the audience.
"Yoka’s connection with the audience really is remarkable. When it's allied with fabulous songs, played by superb musicians how can an audience fail to be won over"...