MEET THE BAND
Soul Revival was formed in 2001 around core members Fadra White and Zondra White Jones. The two sisters grew up singing in church, always having a passion and natural talent for entertaining. Leading Soul Revival for over 20 years, Fadra and Zondra have a connection with each other when performing that can only be described as "Family"! Soul Revival has evolved into an engaging, charismatic musical group that is in high demand. The band’s diverse song list consists of the soulful sounds of Motown, R&B, Today's Hits and Funk. Soul Revival is a dynamic band, made up of seven fantastic musicians who bring an amazing southern Louisiana flare to all the music. Based on the Northshore Metro area just outside New Orleans Louisiana, the band is best known for packing a house with people longing for the high-energy dance music that Soul Revival delivers with every show.
Fadra White & Zondra White Jones
Introducing, Fadra White and Zondra White Jones- Lead vocals and the CEO's of Encore Performances singing telegrams. Locally known as the White sisters, Fadra and Zondra have been singing for as long as they can remember – first, in church, then in school and for over 20 years as the lead singers in the regionally renowned Soul Revival Band. These sisters bring down the house with every entertaining and high-energy performance. Their talent can be experienced on stage, in plays and in productions including Godspell, Nunsense, Cole Porter and other Off-Broadway musicals. They have shared the stage with the late great Dr. John, Amanda Shaw and Rockin Dopsie Jr. They're also featured on Rockin Dopsie Jr's "I got my Mojo working" CD. Throughout the years, the duo has entertained thousands with show-stopping performances at local and national venues, from Ruby’s Roadhouse in Mandeville, LA to Carnegie Hall in New York, NY. The White sisters put the “soul” in Soul Revival, and always leave audiences wanting more! Did we mention they're sisters!!
Robert Colonna aka “Bobby C”
Music has always been my passion, influenced by classic rock, country, blues, Motown, funk, jazz and pop. I’ve been playing harmonica since 1980 also play guitar and bass. Played with various bands such as “Gravel Road”, “Hot Down South”, “ Abita Blues Band”, “Wanted”, and “ Soul Revival” . Currently I have been with “Soul Revival” since 2005.
Robert "EJ" Jones
Robert grew up in Abita Springs, Louisiana, and is an avid Music lover. Drumming is his passion. He started drumming at 8 years old and hasn’t looked back. Robert's first experience was in church where he got the chance to serve in the morning worship service …Since then he's had the privilege of drumming and being a part of many Organizations where he's able to share his passion with others. Robert is the owner and founder of EJs drum club, where drum theory is the focus. Drumming isn’t the only thing that’s a part of his life, He can also play bass, keys and every now and then sing…. Oh, and he loves good soul food, soul music and most definitely looks forward to the future with Soul Revival!
Wynton Bishara Pennington is the Worship Leader and musician at Faith Bible Church. Wynton graduated from Covington High School where he excelled in the Talented Music Program and the Covington High Marching Band, playing the trumpet. Wynton also attended Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi where he majored in music and participated in the Alcorn State Marching Band and the Alcorn Gospel Choir, as their keyboardist, of which his mother and uncle were the founders.
Growing up in a musical Christian home provided many opportunities to serve in the music ministry for church. At age 10, Wynton began accompanying his mother, a music teacher and church musician, as the drummer each Sunday morning during regular service at two churches. He also participated in and was a soloist in the church’s youth choir. Wynton participated in the La-ACDA All-State Youth Honor Choir from 5th grade through 9th Grade.
Being grateful for his musical gifts and his love for gospel and contemporary Christian music, led Wynton to dedicate his talents for the Honor and Glory of God. He is currently the praise and worship leader for Faith Bible Church in Covington, Louisiana and Slidell, Louisiana.
Wynton has been a part of Soul Revival since 2014 and truly enjoys every type of music. One of his favorite sayings is, “without music, life would be a mistake”. Music has been his passion and love, and he loves to share it with other people.
Wynton is the proud father of three young daughters, Jaylah, Jordyn, and Wyntor, who are also demonstrating their father’s love and joy for the music talents they have been blessed with.
Wilhelm Josef Allen was born and raised in Belzoni, Mississippi. He matriculated to Louisiana when his parents moved to Harvey, LA. At an early age, Wil heard his mother and grandfather sing and this sparked his interest in music. He began singing and playing music at this time and he pointed his focus to his school choir as well as church choir.
In 1992 Wil began playing keys for the Greater Macedonia Church. Although keys were his main instrument, he desired to play bass but had no clue on how to begin. Later in life, Wil sought out lessons from New Orleans Bass player Roland Guerrin and his skills took off from there. Wil is currently the Worship Leader at Community Church in Covington, LA. As a young and driven player in New Orleans Wil has written several projects and is currently working on a Bass project. Wil comes from a family of singers and musicians. The legendary “Queen of the Blues” Denise Lasalle is his great-aunt and he also has cousins that sang with the Rev. James Cleveland. Wil joined forces with Soul Revival in 2019 and has brought the funk on the bass. Wil is married to Pamela and they have four beautiful children- Cheris, Devin, Wil Jr., and Preston.