October Soul
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October Soul

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States | SELF

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States | SELF
Band Rock Blues




"Local Live - October Soul"

Bringing a little oomph to Milwaukee’s rock scene, October Soul relies on it’s members’ years of musical expertise to power it along and then some. Fronted by vocal powerhouse Jamie Brace, the band has received awards from both WAMI and the Shepherd Express. Brace gives her vocal chords a good swallow of whatever blues phenom Susan Tedeschi has been drinking, and Joe Barborich (guitar, vocals), Tony Bremer, (bass, vocals) and Steve Campeau (percussion, vocals) back Brace up with plenty of substance and style: bluesy guitars, energetic drumming and funked-up bass make October Soul’s music full of a natural energy the listener can really dig into. - 91.7 WMSE Radio

"Jamie Brace really rocked the house at the Madison Blues Society"

"Jamie Brace really rocked the house at the Madison Blues Society 2009 Wild Women event. Jamie's powerful voice breathed life into blues standards and familiar favorites alike. Thanks, Jamie, for demonstrating what Wild Women are made of!" - Tim Davis, Madison Blues Society - Madison Blues Society


In 2009 October Soul recorded their self titled demo CD "October Soul".
In 2010 October Soul recorded their debut EP titled "Don't Turn Back".
In 2011 October Soul released their debut EP titled "Don't Turn Back".
In 2011 October Soul released 2 singles, "Where I've Been" and "Man on the Edge".

Credit Card Blues - (c) Joe Barborich, Jamie Leigh Brace
Man On The Edge - (c) Jamie Leigh Brace, Jared James Nichols
Where I've Been - (c) Jamie Leigh Brace, Nicholas James Brace
Cold Day in Hell - (c) Jamie Leigh Brace, Joe Barborich, Tony Bremer



A sexy infusion of rock, country, blues and original styles masterfully arranged and passionately crafted, October Soul is seasoned with the sweat and blood of legendary clubs. Female and Native American (Lac Courte Oreilles) fronted, "October Soul brings a show hard to beat" and it shows... with honors such as 2010 Shepherd Express Best Blues Band finalist, 2010 and 2011 Grafton Blues Challenge finalist, 2010 WAMI Award finalist for Best Female Vocalist and most recently Grafton Blues Challenge People’s Choice for 2011!

October Soul consists of powerhouse vocalist/songwriter Jamie Brace (lead vocals), “the man in the black hat” guitar veteran Joe Barborich (guitar, vocals), bass sensation Scott Walters (bass, vocals) and drummer extraordinare “look MA no shoes” Steve Campeau (drums, percussion, vocals). Now in their second year they are thrilled at what 2011’s “Don’t Turn Back” tour has in store for them!

Jamie Brace, a Native American from the Lac Courte Oreilles band of the Ojibwe Tribe, was born in Milwaukee and currently resides in Grafton, WI. She is the proud recipient of the Shepherd Express 2007 Best Female Vocalist Award and is 2010 WAMI Female Vocalist of the Year finalist. Jamie is the former lead vocalist for Hounds Tooth, a Milwaukee based blues band.

Jamie has seen many amazing accomplishments; among them: 2011 Grafton Blues Challenge People's Choice Award, 2011 & 2010 Grafton Blues Challenge Finalist, 2010 WAMI runner-up for Best Female Vocalist, 2010 Shepherd Express runner-up for Best Blues Band, 2009 WAMI finalist for Best Blues Band, 2009 IBC nominee for Best Self-Produced CD, runner-up in both 2008 and 2009 for Shepherd Express' Best Blues Band, 2008 WAMI winner and 2007 Shepherd Express Female Vocalist of the Year.

Jamie is a Native American Music Award member, Chick Singer Night alumnus, Women in Music alumnus, Grafton Blues Association member and WAMI member. She has sang the National Anthem for the Brewers (2008), performed for the Best of Chick Singer night (2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011), was selected for the Wild Women of The Blues in Madison, WI (2009), judged for the Indian Summer Music Awards (2009, 2010 & 2011), presented at the Indian Summer Music Awards (2009 & 2010) and judged for Indian Summer Festival Idol-oake contest (2009).

Joe Barborich is the former lead guitarist Katz Sass (voted runner up for Milwaukee’s Best Blues Band in the 2008 Shepherd Express) and more notably was the guitarist for Brave. He has opened for many national acts such as Aerosmith, Lenny Kravitz and Bryan Lee.

Joe is a Native American Music Award member, WAMI member and Grafton Blues Association member. He has toured, recorded and everything else you could possibly think of when you are talking about a man who has been an amazing guitar player and rock star most of his life! Joe has been touring with October Soul since the very beginning and looking forward to many more years together!

Scott Walters, a long time veteran of the Milwaukee music scene is the newest and oldest member of October Soul.
Scott is one of the founding members of October Soul along with Jamie and Joe. He has performed in numerous bands such as Sue DaBaco & The Wise Fools, Musabi, Joyride, Thin Man and Blake 7. Scott rejoined October Soul in April of 2011 and has proven to be the missing link of the band and it shows with his amazing stage presence and heart thumping bass playing!

Steve Campeau, a self taught barefoot drummer, who is proficient in a variety of styles, has been playing drums for over 30 years. His musical influences include Neil Peart, Dave Weckl, and Simon Phillips, to name a few. Steve has an appreciation for many different genres of music. For him, it's all about timing and dynamics. Steve is a Native American Music Award member, WAMI member and Grafton Blues Association member and has been holding down the groove with October Soul since August of 2010.

October Soul has masterfully written songs with deep rooted meaning and passionately crafted sounds. In March of 2011 they released their debut EP “Don’t Turn Back” which includes 4 of their originals. Songs on the EP are: Man on the Edge (Jamie Leigh Brace, Jared James Nichols), Credit Card Blues (Joe Barborich, Jamie Leigh Brace), Where I’ve Been (Jamie Leigh Brace, Nicholas James Brace) and Cold Day in Hell (Jamie Brace, Joe Barborich, Tony Bremer). Two of the four songs were inspired by Jamie’s real life experiences.

For more information on October Soul visit www.octobersoul.com!