Stone Foundation

The 8-piece Midlands-based soul band Stone Foundation celebrated an incredible 25 years of success in 2023 with the release of the retrospective anthology ‘Standing In The Light’ through 100 Percent Records. Their last four albums all charted UK Top 40 (Album Chart) and UK Top 10 (Independent Chart & also Vinyl Chart), including of course 2022’s ‘Outside Looking In’. ‘Standing In The Light’ is yet another big step forward for this constantly evolving band.

Known for their collaborative spirit and inclusive approach, the band team up regularly with Paul Weller who sings lead on a number of their songs. He has worked with them frequently across the last decade, on both the Stone Foundation catalogue and his own solo work. Their last album, ‘Standing In The Light’ boasts an enviable list of collaborators from the best of British (Weller, Mick Talbot, Dr Robert, Graham Parker and more) to the finest American soul voices (Durand Jones, Melba Moore, Bettye LaVette, William Bell, Nolan Porter & more).

The band are big advocates of the 7” format, having had a string of #1 hits on the Vinyl Singles Chart making them one of the most successful artists on that chart in the 2010s.

Along the way they have always ploughed their own furrow and made their own luck, enjoying national airplay from BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, receiving rave reviews from a huge range of publications, playing Glastonbury Festival and selling out headline shows at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Koko and the Electric Ballroom.

Stone Foundation have opened for Madness, The Specials, Jamiroquai, Mavis Staples and Paul Weller and are due to support Tom Jones and Grace Jones in the summer of 2024.

“Great band, great players, great people and great to know them!” – Paul Weller

“Majestic, optimistic soul. Faultless” – The Mirror

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