History - Only the founder member (sax player Ken Fine) remains from the original Counselled Out line-up, which first appeared at a “one-off” charity gig in December 1990.
The band reformed for a residency at a US style bar/diner in Glasgow in the summer of 1992 with a 9-piece line-up and ‘Commitments’ influenced sound.
The introduction during 1993 of ‘Glasgow’s Soul Man’, Drew Robertson, and the band’s sole-woman, Katrina Fitzsimmons, provided a truly unique front-line. The addition of the new ‘Reservoir Horns’ brass section in 1996 (led by trumpeter Ryan Quigley who is now established as one of the top musicians in Scotland), completed the band’s now trademark sound.
The “G1 Soul Association” was also formed in 1996 to promote live soul and blues music in Scotland with a regular event at The Ferry in Glasgow featuring Counselled Out as house band and 70’s soul/funk guru Mr. Superbad as resident MC. This showcased a number of Scottish bands and DJ's as well as established international acts including Geno Washington, Jimmy James and Edwin Starr.
The band celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a series of sell-out “No Mean Decade” gigs including two of Glasgow’s premier live music venues, King Tut’s and The Ferry where the band first performed. 'Glasgow's Soul Band' continues to go from strength to strength and the band looks forward to its busiest schedule for a number of years.
Counselled Out has earned its reputation as one of the top live bands in Scotland and is now attracting interest throughout the UK and Europe.