"Big Poppa" Lee McManus - Mobile, Al.-Vocals, Guitar

With over 35 years of experience in the music business Big Poppa knows how to work an audience. From heart wrenching ballads and soulful blues to driving rock n roll.He and The Southern Soul All Stars have shared the stage with some legendary performers such as Marty Stuart, Percy Sledge, Leroy Parnell, Lonestar, Martina Mcbride and Kenny Rogers.

Dianne McManus - Leonia, Fl. Vocals,Piano, Keys

She comes from a family history deep in musical talent, starting with her father, Frank McCormick and great uncle "Pappy" Neil McCormick who gave Hank Sr. his start. She is a gifted and published songwriter who has had her music played world wide.She started playing piano at the young age of 6 and loves all styles of music. 

Mark Helmick - Grove, Ok- Vocals, Guitar,Drums

 The band calls him the "musicologist" of the group. He KNOWS music!! He is a guitar players player. Tasteful and innovative in his approach to songs, he can make it sound like the record but yet add his own flavor and style so you think "why didn't they record it that way"! From Stevie Ray Vaughn to Eddie Van Halen he wows crowds! Vocally he can impress you from his Rod Stewart renditions to his Vince Gill like quality.

Rick Burton - Oneida, NY- Vocals, Bass

Originally from New York by way of Nashville,Rick is the newest member of the Southern Soul Family. With over 25 years experience he was a perfect fit to what the band says was the final touches of helping create the sound.He is a much sought after bass player and the band feels fourtunate that they added him to the family.With him and Rob there is a groove and feel that other bands search for years trying to find!

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07/28/2014 08:00AM

Sandra Bullock is Hollywood royalty, but when it came to celebrating her 50th birthday, the Oscar winner headed to Wyoming. 

Though the seemingly ageless actress didn't hit the milestone until Saturday, Bullock started the festivities early with an evening out at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson Hole on Thursday. 

"They said they kept it [quiet] because she sometimes likes to just act like a normal person," Southern Soul Allstars member Dianne McManus tells PEOPLE of performing for Bullock and her friends at the venue. "They came out and danced and took a bunch of pictures."