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November 24, 2007

Calgary Funk Band on the Way to the Top

Written by
cindy mcleod

blues concerts, Canada


Souls in Rhythm
Broken City
Thursday, November 29

Souls in Rhythm Can’t Fake the Funk

Calgary funk and soul fans can get their mojo workin’ on Thursday, November 29, when Souls in Rhythm performs at Broken City.

The local group, formed by Scott Henderson (keyboards), Caleb Roddick (bass), Paul Robertson (drums) and Craig Newnes (guitars), is performing live for a few select dates in between writing and recording their second album, due for release in spring of 2008. Their debut album Can’t Fake the Funk gained attention for its original songwriting and their mainstream sound that incorporates electronic music including turntablists, and techniques such as loops, scratching and programming.

The high-energy group has opened for the likes of Boyz II Men, Swollen Members, Ivana Santilli and Maestro. SiR has crossed the nation appearing at such events as The Banff World Television Festival, NXNE, the Western Canadian Music Awards, NewMusicWest and Electronic Arts’ EA- Edmonton’s Capital X (formally Klondike Days), and headlined Canada Day in Calgary.

The group consistently rises to the top, being were finalists of the National Songwriting Competition,the Alberta-wide ‘Big Break’ Songwriting Competition, and the Calgary Urban Talent Search, and winners of Calgary’s Last Band Standing Performance Competition and the CBC Showcase Competition. In October of 2006, the band won the ‘Unsigned Vibe Contest’ held by Standard Radio’s Calgary station Vibe 98.5 in October of 2006, taking home a prize package that includes $100,000 and a distribution deal with Maple/Universal.

for more information visit www.soulsinrhythm.com

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