Solace

Solace

BandJazzGospel

Solace is a soothing yet high energy band combining smooth jazz and gospel to create a sound suitable for two markets: Smooth Jazz and Contempory Christian/Gospel. Their 11 song project offers the perfect blend of 5 instrumental songs and 6 predominatly instrumental songs with soft Christian vocals.

Biography

All three members of Solace were born and raised in St. Louis, MO., where they still reside. The band was formed in May of 2002 with a desire to play music that soothes and brings peace to all who listen. Thus, the name Solace, which means to console and comfort. Each musician has over 20 years of experience, either playing in other bands, or at their respective churches.

On December 7, 2002 , Solace was honored as one of St. Louis' best smooth jazz ensembles, winning 1st Place in the smooth jazz contest sponsored by radio station WSSM 106.5 FM Smooth Jazz and the Saint Louis Bread Company. In addition to winning 1st place, Solace was asked to perform live on 106.5 Smooth Jazz of St. Louis, MO. Solace has also been featured on local CBS affiliate KTVI, St. Louis, MO. Since then, their popularity has grown tremendously, and has afforded them opportunities to play all over the St. Louis area including local restaurants, weddings, birthday parties, church functions, corporate events and on the main stage of the Missouri Black Expo.

Solace writes their own music and has nearly completed their first CD. This project has allowed them to fully convey the message of the gospel by adding soft Christian vocals to their instrumental approach. Listeners have said that their Jazzy Gospel could be pivotal in bringing this style to the mainstream of the music industry. The vision of Solace is to have their music played in both gospel and smooth jazz formats. their ultimate goal is to reach the masses with music that invokes the presence of God and touches the heart of mankind.

Set List

A Solace typical set might include cover tunes like:
100 Ways, So Amazing, Lord I Lift Your Name on High.