For the Sake of Trying
Coining their name from an allegorical band in a never-published screenplay authored by Ivan, Soulfound fuses together the bravado of progressive, the attitude of punk and the sensitivity of indie rock to create their unique sound. Formed in Gainesville, Florida in 1999, the band has transcended musical trends while striving to find their own flavor. Soulfound are one part 90210, one part Maxim magazine. One part Wrestlemania, one part Academia. They are the guys parents love at first, but then forbid you from ever hanging out with again; the proverbial goody-goodies gone sour. Drawing from influences like Iron Maiden, Pearl Jam, Rush, Jimmy Eat World, Metallica and Led Zeppelin, Soulfound has been a stalwart of the Pinellas County music scene since moving to Clearwater in May 2002. Since the move, Soulfound has been gaining popularity with fans, critics and bands alike, mostly due to their unparalleled, energetic live show. Soulfound has shared the stage with Hawthorne Heights, Acceptance, Jet, Eve 6, Socialburn, Blindside, OK GO, Warrant, Psychedelic Furs, the New Left, Bowling for Soup, Yellowcard, Hopesick, Magna-Fi, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Big Sky and Truly Sunday and have been part of Vans Warped Tour (2004), 98Rock's Livestock 13 (2003), Rag Magazine's RAGFEST (2004), the University of Florida's Music Law Conference (2003, 2004), Daytona Speedweek (2005), Ribfest (2005), Emergenza Festival (2005) and Axis Magazine's Florida Music Festival (2004).