The Hoo Doo Soul Band started in 1995 as a side project for several seasoned veterans of the Columbus music scene who wanted an outlet to play Funk and Rhythm and Blues. In January 1995 they started a weekly Sunday night gig at Oldfield's on High. It quickly became the place to be and 10 years later shows no signs of slowing down at a new venue, The Rumba Cafe. The audience is always full of local players, and many well known national artists have been seen on stage or in the crowd on their way through Columbus.
While primarily a cover band, Hoo Doo is known for putting thier own twist on the standards and introducing audiences to unfamiliar funky gems. A critically acclaimed live CD was recorded at Oldfield's in 1997.
The band received the Columbus Music Awards Best Cover Band in 1999 and Best Live Performance in 2000.
In 2002, Hoo Doo opened for and Ray Charles among many other public and private shows.