Soulbread

Soulbread

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This unique sounding four piece has the new sound the hard south scene is creating. The music moves the audience with catchy, heavy grinds and hook filled choruses.

Biography

Hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee, this four-piece, hard rock act has made a definite impact on the underground rock music scene in the southeast. With venues from the Vanderbilt University to a sold out McKenzie Arena, these boys have kept their music fresh, loud, and sharp.

The band began in late 1995 as a frat band, touring the college circuit, playing cover songs for the masses. When they first began, they were not very popular in their own hometown and had trouble finding gigs. They stuck with it and honed their skills at clubs away from home and began writing original songs for their debut album “Self-Rising”. Produced independently, the album gradually became a local favorite and Soulbread began to receive massive amounts of positive recognition. Cuts like “Shining”, “Chug” and “Liberty” put Soulbread in the top 25 of the local and regional College Music Journal (CMJ) charts in late 1998 and early 1999.

Their second album, entitled “Soulbread” was distributed regionally on CatHead Records. The band toured for over 12 weeks in support of that release getting overwhelming responses throughout the southeast, from Savannah, Georgia to Houston, Texas. This album was awarded the CIA Music Award for "Best Local Album" in 2001.

They have performed with such acts as Double Drive, Socialburn, American Pearl, 8 Stops 7, The Fixx, Angie Aparo, King’s X, Southern Culture on the Skids, Stroke-9, SR-71, the Katies, as well as performing multiple dates with Days of the New. This exposure resulted in their popularity at home growing to unprecedented heights.

The band loves to perform live and it shows on stage. Confirmed dates are always available online at pollstar.com or the band’s official website, soulbread.com.

Their online presence is advanced. Soundclick charted them at number 1 on their Internet rock charts for 3 weeks. In 2001, they were listed by Soundclick as one of the Top 15 Hottest Unsigned Acts in the nation. Also in 2001 they were awarded for “Best Hard Rock Act” and “Best Album” from CIA Music’s Annual Independent Artist Awards. Visit ciamusic.com for details on the regions many talented independent artists. The band is up for an unprecedented 6 awards this year, including Best Single, Best Hard Rock Act, Best Vocalist, Best Drummer, Best Bassist, and Best Guitarist.

Selected as an overall favorite band on Enigma Online’s (part of CLN - enigmaonline.com) online poll over 25 times last year. The band has steadily built a following regionally is the Atlanta and Nashville area (Exit/Inn, The End, 3rd & Lindsley, The Masquerade, Dark Horse Tavern, Smith’s Olde Bar, 9 Lives Saloon), exposing a loyal fan base unprecedented for a Chattanooga, Tennessee act. With a third album in post production, the time for the outward spiral will begin with the next tour.

The band has received support and airplay on such stations as WRXR, WAWL, WGOW, Rebel Radio, 99X, WRVU, and many other college and independent stations. In June 2001, Lex & Terry (the nationally syndicated radio show airing in 18 major cities), tracked their second album during their 3 hour show giving it a great review (B+) on the air. Fuel TV, a regional entertainment program on the WB, uses one of the band’s latest tracks as intro music every Saturday night. This new material was produced by one of rock music’s legends, Doug Pinnick.

Last fall, Doug Pinnick of King’s X, caught the band onstage at the Nick in Birmingham, then heard the band’s demo tracks and decided to produce their third album. The King’s X connection continued as the band found itself in need of a replacement drummer. Jerry Gaskill, one of rock music’s finest, stepped in and supplied the backbone of the new material on drums, perfectly adapting to the band’s unique sound. This recording experience was videotaped and is now available in video form on the band's official website, www.soulbread.com and is mentioned on all of the official King's X websites.

Soulbread is dedicated and determined to make their mark on the music industry and with their own brand of music from the hard south, they very well might.

Lyrics

When You're Dead

Written By: Soulbread

What are these shackles
We put on ourselves?
Anchored and faithful
Till there's nothing left of your life
And you see
These places in dreams
And all of those people
You wanted to be
And you're wrong
Yeah, you're wrong

So you stand on your knees
And stare at the ground
Kiss the king's feet
Don't ever act proud of yourself
Hey, what's this about
Waste all your life
Smothered in doubt
Well I can't
I can't

You see all the right people
Say the right things
Then trash all their beliefs
Blaspheme their names
And it's drilled in your head
That it's all for an end
But it couldn't get worse
Than it already is
When you're dead
When you're dead

When you're dead

You see all the right people
Say the right things
Then trash all their beliefs
Blaspheme their names
And it's drilled in your head
That it's all for an end
But it couldn't get worse
Than it already is
When you're dead
When you're dead

Break

Written By: Soulbread

Secrets
Too many to
Tell to you
So lying
becomes fate
And policy
Once you believe
My hand is on your face.

And you call me out
To see if you can bend
And you tempt your fate
And you bend until you break

You
Tell the truth
So I punish you
And I won't
Set you free.
Scream my name
Say it again
My love now becomes pain

And you call me out
To see if you can bend
And you tempt your fate
And you bend until you
break

And you call me out
To see if you can bend
And you tempt your fate
And you bend until you
break

The Way It's Gonna Be

Written By: Soulbread

There's a tap on my on my head
I turn, his eyes are filled with dread
Always sayin "it's the way it'll always be"
"I'm tired of the pain that makes up life,
I struggle for my kids and wife"
He says that his memories are filled with lucid dreams
If that's the way it's gonna be...

If that's the way it's gonna be
It's a simple plan I need
There's nothing that I fear
To try to get me outta here
This ain't the life I'm gonna lead
And I know it's up to me to be the man I wanna see
If that's the way it's gonna be

He takes a pen and note pad
Writes down all the shit he's had
Proceeds to tell me how he wants the good life back
"I got a gun,I know a bank,
tonight we leave on a full tank"
I never heard from him again,
His body was broken

If that's the way it's gonna be
Then that's the way it's gonna be

If that's the way it's gonna be
It's a simple plan I need
There's nothing that I fear
To try to get me outta here
This ain't the life I'm gonna lead
And I know it's up to me to be the man I wanna see
If that's the way it's gonna be
If that's the way it's gonna be...

Discography

Self Rising - 1997
Soulbread - 2000

new third album:
working title "Soulbread III"
street date: 07/03

Set List

Break
The Way Its Gonna Be
Weight of the World
Betrayed
Shining
When You Fall
And I Am
When You're Dead

(we have over 100 minutes of originals and 45 minutes of cover songs that we can tailor to any set length)