We hope all of you are getting 2017 off to a great start!
Muscle Souls is planning on making 2017 a very productive year as we finish our first full length record and begin sharing the new music with you.
In case this is your first visit to our site, I’ll bring you up to speed…
It was nearly impossible to schedule Muscle Souls gigs this past year as I was constantly on tour with The Beatlemanics (where I play the role of John Lennon). But all was not lost as Nicole and I found time to write new songs and review existing material in order to plan the next recording. The new record will have 11 original songs and is a tribute to the “wall of sound” pop of the 60s and Philly Soul sound of the early 70s…you get where we’re coming from? That music was lush, soulful and infectiously sweet!
You may know that Nicole loves singing close harmonies but at our live shows people are always delighted when we feature Nicole on lead vocals. I’m excited to tell you that Nicole will be moving into the spotlight on this album not only contributing as a songwriter, but also singing lead on two of what are sure to be standout tracks!
We’re also excited to have joined forces with Ryan Granville-Martin who is not only a talented producer and musician, but also a fantastic arranger! This is the piece of the puzzle that we’ve been looking for, and Ryan truly understands the vision we have for these songs. We’ve given him the freedom to really exercise his creativity on the arrangements. Union Sound Company in Toronto was our choice for the main recording sessions where we were also fortunate to work with the highly esteemed audio engineer Chris Stringer. Both gents are easy to work with and helped us assemble the right team of musicians who understand and feel the music that has inspired us.
This is an ambitious project and we’re still planning how to get the music to the stage for the most impact. Future shows will include intimate acoustic shows as we’ve always done, but we will be bringing the band back to the stage as well as we grow.
Stay tuned to the latest Muscle Souls by filling out the contact form on this site and we’ll send you a free music download!
Best wishes for a happy and soulful new year!