October Soul

October Soul

 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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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 Tony Bremer and Steve Campeau back Brace up with plenty of substance and style: bluesy guitars, energetic drumming and f

Biography

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!

Lyrics

Man On The Edge

Written By: Jamie Brace, Jared James Nichols

Man On The Edge - (c) Jamie Brace

There's a man on the edge
And the edge did no good
Oh baby
Well this man, ooooh yea yea
Ya know he's been misunderstood

Yes he has

Been around this block thousands of times
Every time he looks there's one more crime
Maybe he just needs someones help
To a new world where he finds his true self

Did you ever think about that
Oh yea yea

Whoa, whoa whoa
ohhhhh think about it now
Whoa, whoa whoa
ohhhh ohhh ohhhhhh

Stopped this man on the edge
Just the other day
Yes I did
And I said, don't give up
you know you'll find your way
Oh yea yea

He looked at me with humble surprise
I could've swore there's a tear in his eye
He took my hand said I need someone's help
To the new world where I find my true self.

Did you ever think about that
Whoa yea yea

So that man, found his way
Yes he did
There he stands, ya know he found his way

Where I've Been

Written By: Jamie Brace & Nicholas James Brace

Where I've Been - (c) Jamie Brace & Nicholas James Brace

Don't you know where I've been
Don't you know what I've seen
There was a time, thought I had everything
But you know he's no good, I didn't know he was no good
I wanna tell the world, that he was no good

His look was deceiving, life just passed me by
As I lived life believing, in a hell bent hearted guy
Don't you know where I've been, don't you know what I've seen
I've seen the other side of a man's face, that was so mean

Don't turn back now, you've come so far
Look to the light, your a shining star

While your sittin' there listening, maybe you've been there too
Said that I feel for you child, cause I've had these same blues
But you know it won't last, oh no it won't last
Just remember child, that's all in the past

Now there be no more hurt, now there be no more pain
Come to your senses child, stop playing the devils game
Cause you know it won't last, oh no it won't last
Find your true spirit child, push him all in the past

Don't turn back now, you've come so far
Look to the light, you're a shining star

Don't turn back now, you've come so far
Look to the light, you're a shining star

Cold Day In Hell

Written By: Jamie Leigh Brace, Joe Barborich, Tony Bremer

A man named Jed lyin in his bed nothing but wrong on his mind
He turns to his left and Shelly says ya know I never been the cheatin' kind
Now don't worry hunny, life is funny to me this seems just right
Baby hold on tight and enjoy the ride, tonight you'll be all mine

It'll be a cold day in hell before it rains
And there's no where to run from the pain
You two timing losing man, mama said you can't be a beggin chooser
A cold day in hell before it rains

Now days went by more wrong on his mind nothing to stop him now
He made a phone call over to Shelly's house said you wanna go another ride
Well I told you hunny life is funny no need to worry now
We got all night to enjoy the ride, put your hestitations aside

It'll be a cold day in hell before it rains
And there's no where to run from the pain
You two timing losing man, mama said you can't be a beggin chooser
A cold day in hell before it rains

No need to turn back now, you made your bed now lay in it
You hear what I said
You hear what I said
You hear what I said
Your running scared now, you made your bed now lay in it

Now the story don't end with Jed in his bed, smiling from ear to ear
There was a slam of the door Shelly hit the floor, said I gotta get the hell out of here
Door flew wide open said where you going hunny, this is where the fun begins
You should've thought twice before you took that ride, now it's time to repent your sins

It'll be a cold day in hell before it rains
And there's no where to run from the pain
You two timing losing man, mama said you can't be a beggin chooser
A cold day in hell before it rains

It'll be a cold day in hell before it rains
And there's no where to run from the pain
You two timing losing man, mama said you can't be a beggin chooser
A cold day in hell before it rains
Before it rains

Discography

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

Set List

Original October Soul Tunes
Cold Day In Hell (rock)
I Miss Your Kiss (power balad)
Man On The Edge (rock)
Where I've Been (rock)

Country Tunes
Ready For The Times To Get Better – Crystal Gayle
My Roots Are Showing – Crystal Shawanda
Jolene – Dolly Parton
Tulsa Times – Don Williams
A Woman Scorned – Lady Antebellum
Crazy Ex-girlfriend – Miranda Lambert
Easy From Now On – Miranda Lambert
Gun Powder & Lead – Miranda Lambert
Kerosene – Miranda Lambert
More Like Her – Miranda Lambert
Suds In The Bucket – Sara Evans
All I Wanna Do - Sugarland
Babygirl - Sugarland
Down In Mississippi – Sugarland
Joey - Sugarland
Leave The Pieces – The Wreckers

Rock Tunes
She Talks To Angels – Black Crowes
Train Train – Blackfoot
Big Girls Don’t Cry – Fergie
What’s Up – Four Non Blondes
Big Black Horse & A Cherry Tree – KT Tunstall
Rock N Roll – Led Zepplin
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynrd Skynrd
Roadhouse Blues – The Doors

Blues Tunes
Crossroads – Eric Clapton
You Can Leave Yo