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The best kept secret in music



'I could name fifty signed bands twice their age who should go along for some pointers in basic song craft'
- Andy Inglis, The Fly

"Soulstarr, King Tuts."

'This Edinburgh quintet have had sizeable success since forming last year and have already supported the likes of The Zutons and The Ordinary Boys.

Songs such the funky 24-hour Red Cross and Fallen show they have the talent to write interesting tunes.

Singer Richie Stewart boasts a good voice and can fairly belt out lyrics, while the whole band are a tight outfit...they could have a bright future.' - Mike Larkin, Sunday Mail.

"Soulstarr, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut"

'With a natural ease, Soulstarr commit themselves to the creation of a new sound, supplying a rammed Tut's with a bold and arresting set, full of mettle - proving themselves to be at the forefront of the new Scottish art-indie movement. Apart from Franz Ferdinand, maybe. The spiked attack of 'Fallen' contrasts the fragile 'Turn to Grey', the jolting 'Homicide' opposes the tempo-morphing 'High Fives and Handshakes', and all performed with more intent than a Casual firm on derby day.'
- Robbie D, The Fly

"Soulstarr, The Venue"

"Soulstarr were not to be faulted on ability since they seem to have a good grip when it comes to putting over the sounds to the assembled masses"
- Liam Paterson, The Scotsman


Debut EP -

The Birth of Song: A Failed Attempt at Rock Monstrosity - Released 18th June 2005 on Broking Clothing Records.


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Having formed in early 2003, SOULSTARR have quickly established themselves on the live music scene. Impressively, the band's very first gig led to their victory in the Iroz Music 'Quest for the Best Unsigned Bands' competition. Since then SOULSTARR have been consistent in gigging, most recently supporting The Zutons on their latest promotional tour. The Edinburgh based band are eager musicians, experienced beyond their years. Despite all five members being full-time students the band are committed to a busy schedule and insist on writing, recording and producing all their own music independently. Now in the midst of recording their debut album, which follows their current EP, the band takes complete artistic and commercial control of their music. Drawing on their diverse influences, the band's sound is contemporary acoustic-rock contrasted with soulful vocals and original lyrics. SOULSTARR's passion for music, belief in their endeavours and love of performing is evident in their polished live sets.

All 5 band members have varying tastes in music ranging from folk to rock and from Al Green to Radiohead. This eclectic mix allows us, as a band, to pull together varying musical ideas and use them to make our own music. What sets Soulstarr apart from many other bands is that we care about the Scottish music scene and feel that bands helping and promoting each other as well as themselves is the way forward. Also with three band members studying various music courses at university this has given us the oppurtunity to use the skills in composing, recording and producing our own music as well as having a small insight into the way the music industry works.