Bobby “Sweet Soul Harden”
Featuring The Soul Purpose Band

Minton's playhouse
206 West 118th Street


Event Details


1st Set
7:30pm – Doors Open 6pm

2nd Set
9:30pm – Doors Open 9pm

Sets are 1 hour long
The admission price for this show is $15.00 per set PLUS a 2 drink minimum.
* Admission may increase depending upon a given week’s performance schedule.
During performances, quiet is enforced

Bobby Harden – Vocals
Joyce Stoval – Back Vocals
Carol Sylvain – Back Vocals
Ron Thompson – Keys
Gene Torres – Six String Bass
Richie Gonzalez – Drums
Herbie Maitland – Guitar
Reggie Pittman – Trumpet
Baron Raymonde – Tenor Sax



NYC based Bobby Harden tours internationally and records with The Original Blues Brothers Band. Still led by STAX legend Steve Cropper and Lou Marini , the band released its new record, THE LAST SHADE OF BLUE BEFORE BLACK in 2016 on Severn {Sony} Records.

Bobby also has his own blossoming solo career, and released his second CD in 2016, RIVER OF SOUL. Produced by fellow BB and musical director of The Sat. Night Live Band, Leon Pendarvis….RIVER has been garnering rave reviews from Barcelona to Brooklyn, and from the UK to Japan.

Bobby performs with his own fine 8 pc. Soul Purpose Band, which includes industry vets who have recorded or toured with Labelle, Dave Stewart, The Allman Bros. and The Average White Band.
In fact, Bobby’s sax man Cliff Lyons also tours with AWB and trumpeter Reggie Piitman tours w/ Jaimoes Jassz Band!.

Bobby has performed in the NY area at City Winery, The Loft @ City Winery, BB King, The Cutting Room, The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, The Slipper Room, Mexacali Live, Shanghai Jazz, The Turning Point, The Falcon,12 Grapes, Dirks, The Oak Room Tavern, Ridgefield Playhouse and McClones Supper Club, to name a few.