Otters Pocket is a Halesworth-based, six-piece soul and blues band. The band is made up of Suffolk-based creatives – musicians, actors and singers – and it now has a great following around East Anglia, with recent gigs including a lively show at Southwold Arts Centre and Ness Fest 2021. The lead singer is Suffolk-born Steve "Tuffy" Foster, who is always the life and soul of any party and band! The rest of the band is made up of Sally Blouet (saxophone, clarinet and vocals), Marie Smith (lead, backing vocals and tambourine), Andy Candler (lead guitar), Val Tolhurst (bass) and Pete Mabbs (drums).< Return to previous page
Otters Pocket is always adding to its repertoire and part of its philosophy is to embrace and combine new and old music, from Hit the Road Jack to No Surprises, from Valerie to I Thank You, I Feel Good, Proud Mary, Car Wash, Treat Her Right, Do I Love You (Indeed I Do), You Can Leave Your Hat On, Wagon Wheel and Hallelujah. As Northern Soul is having a resurgence in popularity the band is really embracing this genre and some of the Northern Soul songs it plays are amongst the most popular and regularly requested.
29 May 2022. Times: 15.00
5 Norwich Road, Chedgrave NR14 6ND
Join The Otters for a Sunday afternoon of soul as we return to The White Horse, Chedgrave. Soul, blues, northern soul and some covers with an Otters twist!
4 June 2022. Times: 21.00
124 Bridge Rd, Oulton Broad Lowestoft, SUFFOLK
A new venue for the unique Otters brand of soul, blues and northern soul! Pull on your dancing trousers, get your groove on and join us as we get the party started!
5 June 2022. Times: 4.00pm
Halesworth Road, Sibton
Join the Otters for a Sunday afternoon of soul, northern soul, a little bit of blues and some covers with a twist at the Sibton White Horse Inn!
18 June 2022. Times: 19.30
Station Road, Leiston
Join The Otters as we bring our spectacular mix of soul, northern soul, a little bit of blues and covers with a twist to The White Horse Hotel, Leiston!
17 September 2022. Times: 20.30
4 White's Lane Kessingland, Lowestoft NR33 7TF
The Otters play again at Livingstone’s! Get your funk on with some great soul, blues and northern soul!
23 September 2022. Times: 19.00
Landseer Road, Ipswich
Iceni Promotions present Otters Pocket. Join the Otters for the best live soul, northern soul, blues and some covers with a twist! Also featuring DJs Moldie and Reggae Rita. Tickets £8.00 at https://www.wegottickets.com/event/546301 or OTD £10.00
29 October 2022. Times: 20.30
Join Otters Pocket for an evening of soul, Northern Soul, a bit of blues and some covers with an Otters twist at The Cap's Green Hop Fest!
26 November 2022. Times: 20.30
Albion Street, Saxmundham
Join The Otters as we make a welcome return to Sax Club! Get your dancing trousers on for an evening of soul, blues, northern soul and some covers with an Otter twist!