Soulpie

Soulpie

 Coos Bay, Oregon, USA
BandBluesSoul

“A thirteen-piece powerhouse guaranteed to move you, and groove you.” Soulpie delivers the goods: an energetic, authentic, and electrifying live music experience featuring an authoritative horn section, dynamic and soulful vocals, and a remarkable line-up of accomplished musicians.

Biography

Soulpie began as an idea and a show concept, fueled by the love of the music and live performance. Beginning with the nucleus of Mr. Soulpie and the Prime and Rhythm section, Soulpie attracted the members of the Brass Knuckles horn section, and shortly after filled out the show concept with the addition of the Sisters Soulpie.

Soulpie debuted with its first public performance at the South Coast Clambake Jazz festival instantly creating double takes, and a buzz about something new and different from “the average local band.”

Soulpie's sound is a synthesis of American musical traditions from the clean, precise, jazz-influenced sounds of New York City to the gritty soul and blues of Chicago and Memphis, and the San Francisco fusions of soul, funk, and R&B. The infectious groove of the Soulpie Prime and Rhythm section, and the riveting force and authority of the Brass Knuckles horn section combine with the provocative and soulful vocal harmonies of the Sisters Soulpie and the undeniable presence of Mr.Soulpie.

This crowd-pleasing favorite of the south coast creates an energetic atmosphere of synchronicity with their audience. Immediate signs of the Soulpie experience include, but are not limited to, a strong urge to dance, tap feet, or snap fingers. Lingering effects typically include an overall feeling of euphoria and well-being, often from audience participation, pleasurable dancing, and the experience of real, live music performed by real musicians without the use of digitized sequencers, drum machines, or auto-pitched vocal enhancers. Soulpie is the real thing!

The buzz that began when Soulpie burst onto the local scene in 2008 has been spreading throughout the region and spilling across the borders since the release of their new CD, House of Blue Lights. “Every performance is unique because every audience is unique; they bring a different perspective and interaction with us each time,” says Mr.Soulpie. “With every new audience we make new friends, and share the Soulpie experience.” Currently, Soulpie is in the planning stages of their next CD project while setting their sights on new and exciting endeavors.

They’re distinctive. They’re entertaining, and they’re ready to serve you a hot slice o’ Soulpie!

Previous performances include:
Clambake Jazz Festival, Coos Bay, OR - 2008
Oregon Coast Music Association, Mingus Park, Coos Bay, OR - 2008
Art by the Bay, Winchester Bay, OR - 2008
Clambake Jazz Fest Kick- off fundraiser, Charleston, OR - 2009
Confluence, Gardiner OR - 2009
Zonta Celebrity Dinner, Mill Casino, Coos Bay, OR - 2009
Clambake Jazz Festival, Coos Bay, OR - 2009
Rotary Black and White Gala, Coos Bay, OR – 2009
Young Bucs CD release party, Mill Casino, Coos Bay, OR 2009
4th of July at the Mill for Vets, Coos Bay, OR - 2009
Oregon Coast Music Association, Shore Acres, Charleston, OR - 2009
Art by the Bay, Winchester Bay, OR - September 5, 2009
Clambake Jazz Festival, Coos Bay, OR- 2010
Oregon Coast Music Association Event, Mill Casino, Coos Bay, OR - 2010
Bay Area Hospital Foundation, Coos Bay - 2010
Music on the Bay, Mingus Park, Coos Bay, OR - 2010
A Soulful New Year's Eve, Community Center, North Bend, OR - 2010
Clambake Jazz Festival, Mill Casino, Coos Bay, OR - 2011
Redwood Coast Jazz Festival, Eureka, CA - 2011
Rotary District 5110 Annual Conference, Mill Casino , Coos Bay, OR - 2011
Swing into New Year, Mill Casino - 2011
Zonta Celebrity Fundraiser, Mill Casino - 2012
Confluence Festival, Reedsport, OR - 2012
Clambake Jazz Festival, Mill Casino, Coos Bay, OR - 2012
Music in the Park, Myrtle Creek, OR - 2012
Southside Smith River Music Festival - 2012
Llamapalooza - 2012

Discography

Soulpie - House of Blue Lights

Set List

Soulfinger Funky Broadway
She Caught the Katy
Whose Makin Love
Messing With the Kid
Son of a Preacher Man
Nothin’ Ever Hurt Like You
Sway
Smooth
Black Magic Woman
Hold on, I'm Comin'
Hip to be Square
Chain of Fools
Matchbox
When Josie Comes Home
Mr.Zoot Suit
Gimme’ some Lovin’
634-5789
Soul Man
Dirty Work
Drift Away
House of Blue Lights
Wild Nights
Whatever Lola Wants
Minnnie the Moocher
Love and Happiness
Someone Like You
Route 66
Unchain my Heart
Secret Agent Man
Sweet home Chicago
Bare Footin’
Green Onions
Hit the Road Jack
Blue Jump
Spooky
Raise the Roof
Moon Dance
Rackem up
Chain Lightning
Zoot suit riot
Ain't no sunshine