Soul Union

Soul Union

 Chico, California, USA
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Soul Union is a powerful new band that weaves elements of African, Caribbean, and American music together to create a unique new sound, coupled with truly inspirational lyrics. Soul Union plays music that makes people think, listen, feel and most of all dance!

Biography

Soul Union is a powerful new band that weaves elements of African, Caribbean, and American music together to create a unique new sound, coupled with truly inspirational lyrics. Soul Union plays music that makes people think, listen, feel and most of all dance!
The band was formed in 2007 by John Dutro (lead singer) and Greg Fletcher (musical composer) in Chico California. John Dutro is an amazing lyricist/poet and has recorded and toured with bands such as Mystic Roots and Pyrex. He also has two solo albums under his belt. John’s lyrics are truly revolutionary. He speaks powerfully of the need evolve our minds and humanity as a whole. Greg Fletcher is a multi-instrumentalist who plays African instruments in the band such as the Kalimba (thumb piano), Djembe, and Ngoni (8 and 10 string harp). Greg spent several years in the bush of Africa learning from many masters and now has created his own unique style.
The current configuration of the band also features a drum-set, bass, percussion, and guitar which fuses together to produce a full, entrancing sound, capable of moving any crowd.

Lyrics

Reaching for a Better Life

Written By: John Dutro

Reaching for a better life,
beyond the war greed and strife
we were lost in a deep dark night
handover the torch and the light will give us sight
to these visions we rise high
its our hearts we cant deny
dont let these dreams die
we are going to rise up and fly
light up the way
live for the day
together we pray
deserted landscapes of the inward human mind
down in the valley of the shadows some are lost and blind
the steepest mountain ridge we must climb any time the path gets harder to find below the surface we are all divine, one blood, one god, one light inside
we cannot hide from our own minds
one people on earth we all rise
rise ,rise
light up the way, live for the day, together we stay,
light up the way live for the day together we stay

Discography

We are currently mixing and mastering our first full length album which is due out in August 2011

Set List

We have 3 hours worth of all original music.
2...1 hour and 15 minute sets is our preference