BandHip HopFunk

Organic hip hop with a funk core. Music for people who want to groove to a live band sound with a hip hop flavor. A soulful blend of funk, rock, reggae, jazz, and hip hop.


We're not gangsters. We're not rock stars. We're not Berklee trained virtuosos. We're not the flawless faces looking down at you from this month's Teenbeat magazine. We're Semisoul.
We won't blur the lines between pop star, model, entreprenuer, starlet, or criminal.
We will make you move. Painters in the art of possibility, Semisoul's music and the message it contains, defies what's typical, predictable or imaginable. Fusing together larger than life instrumentation with truly soulful vocals and powerful and energetic lyrics, an innovation of sound has occurred that is both inspiring and refreshing. Funk music is redefined and transformed alongside hip-hop in a manor that speaks to the heart and soul of all ages, races and backgrounds.
Taking their name from a story of soldiers who segregated themselves during the Vietnam War, Semi-Soul seeks to bring people together & make them move. With a lineup that is nine strong, Semi-Soul has been burning up the Central Florida music scene since their inception in 2005. With bass driven rhythms, guitar grinding grooves and bombastic brass, not content to represent just one style of lyrical delivery, the band offers the up front emcee Marley "The Messenger" Montano, as well as the smooth, sultry appeal of Ms. Erica Ayala. With a sound that combines the forces of funk, hip-hop, reggae, jazz, soul and rock, Semi-Soul can only be catagorized as unique. Semi-Soul has played along side national acts, at prestigious venues and even headlined Jambando at The Hard Rock Live in Orlando leaving a crowd of 800 begging for more.
We will make you move. We'll blatantly forcefeed our own brand of funk and hip hop to anyone in our vicinity. We write songs to keep you out of your seats and on the floor. We aren't happy unless all eyes are on us, and when we're done we want you confused. We want you to ask yourself "what the hell was that?" After you've pondered for a while we want you to want more. And we usually get what we want. We're Semisoul.


3 song EP
we have audio on

Set List

Googly Moogly
No Reason to Cry
Reggae Love Song
Whats Going On?
Untitled in D ( this song is edited for family friendly events)
Regulators Jam
Sum'n Funky
Devil Woman
Kill Phil
One Piece at a Time
Something Right
We can play up to an hour and a half
We can also play 1 and 1/2 hours of covers if needed
No Women No Cry
Redemption Song
Like a Feather
Loddy Doddy
The Joker
Whats Going On