J.P. Soars & The Red Hots

J.P. Soars & The Red Hots

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A fat dose of rootsy blues, inventiveness and soul, combined with a touch of classic gypsy jazz, punctuated with down-n-dirty gritty lead vocals have made JP Soars and the Redhots stand out among their peers as one of the most original sounding artists of the day.

Biography

There's a reason JP Soars and The Redhots have been chosen three consecutive years to represent the South Florida Blues Society in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis: Their unique blend of inventiveness and soul combined with rootsy blues, gypsy jazz, gritty lead vocals and top-notch players.

Most blues guitarists haven't played in a handful of metal bands and aren't influenced by jazz icons like Django Reinhardt and Wes Montgomery. Which, as much as anything, explains why Boca Raton Florida based JP Soars doesn't sound like any other area guitar slinger. The 40 year old guitarist/vocalist fronts a self-titled blues band and has side projects with both former Elvin Bishop saxophonist/vocalist Terry Hanck as well as the Gypsy Blue Acoustic Revue, which updates the classic 1930's and 1940's material of Django Reinhardt and violinist St├ęphane Grappelli.

Soars was born in California and raised in Arkansas. He moved to South Florida in 1985. "I love Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan but I don't try to play like them. I listen to the guys they listened to, like Albert King, Johnny Guitar Watson, T-bone Walker, Muddy Waters and Guitar Slim. I'm also very into Django Reinhardt and Wes Montgomery as well as horn players like Louie Jordan."

Soars has just released his own cd entitled "Back Of My Mind." Soars is a versatile guitarist who is constantly evolving and reaching for new heights.

Discography

"Back of My Mind"
Full-length EP released Sept 2008

Receiving world-wide airplay including France, Canada, Argentina and all over the United States. being played on sirius and XM bluesville