& The Ministers of Soul
Guitar and Bass.
Guitar Player / Bass Player / Singer / Songwriter / Performing Artist
Adding Flavor to the Local Roanoke Music Scene.
Hoppie Vaughan & the Ministers of Soul play at Blue 5 Restaurant in downtown Roanoke, Va. every Wednesday night. 8 to 11
A new 11 song cd is released at month. 2/16 Titled “Living The Dream”
Hoppie is a native South Carolinian and grew up playing through the club circuit all over the South East. The first band when Hoppie was 14 was "The Horseheads". A USC Aiken pep band. Brass 70's Soul music. From there a regionally popular SC/GA band formed, HOLLOWPOINT. HP recorded in James Brown's Third World studio in N. Augusta, SC, E. Avalon studio in Muscle Shoals, Al. 1978 Hoppie lived in Huntsville, Al. for two years played in a "RAGE". Recorded several cuts at many famed Muscle Shoals, Alabama studios also performing showcases for major record labels chasing the rock star dream.
His musical style could be described as rhythm & blue-eyed soul. Hoppie moved back to the Augusta, GA area and worked with Wichita, a regional Country Rock Band. From this point in 1983 is was on to Nashville, Tn. In Nashville Hop learned how to write songs and developed his skills as a performing artist. Hoppie was a staff writer for Milsap Music Inc. for 3 years. He performed countless sessions as a bass player and demo singer for local Nashville songwriters, publishers and producers. Hoppie recorded jingles in Chicago for Michelob, Hasbro and others. Hop is not a country music singer so when a little soul was needed, he would get the call. In 1988 Hoppie appeared on nationally Syndicated Star Search and appeared in several music videos. Notably, Lorrie Morgan’s “Train Wreck of Emotion”, and Mac Gayden’s “Crazy Mama”. Hoppie has performed or appeared with such artists as: Delbert McClinton, ROD PRICE of famed FOGHAT, Mac Gayden, Tommy Two Tone, Jimmy Hall/Wet Willie, Ronnie Milsap, Wayne Perkins, Tommy Castro, Tab Benoit
John Mayall, Sonia Data, Goose Creek Symphony, Gatemouth Brown, Miranda Louise, The Kentucky Headhunters, to name a few. His band, “Hoppie Vaughan & The Weebils”, released an album in 1989 and in 1992 his band, “Blackbone”, released the album “Politics of the Heart” for Working Boy Records. 1996 Moved to Roanoke, VA. In the last ten years Hoppie has released 6 CD projects. "HOPPIESONGS", "FAT DADDY BAND LIVE AND LOVIN' IT", "HOPPIE VAUGHAN & THE MOS WORK", "MEANSVILLE ROAD", "SIMPLE AS THAT", "LIVING THE DREAM" Hoppie now performs with THE MINISTERS OF SOUL and as HOPPIE VAUGHN solo act. Voted best local band by City Magazine 2009. Hoppie voted best musician Roanoke City Magazine 2012 & 2013.
Performing Live Music for 40 Plus years