Can't Fake the Funk
THE GROUP SiR is a four member mission comprised of vocalist Scott Henderson on keyboards, the ferocious funk of bassist Caleb Roddick, the dominant soul beats of drummer Paul Robertson (this album only), and the precise lead/rhythm guitar of Craig Newnes. THE SONGS Seeking to move the mind, soul, and body, SiR is all about songwriting. On a base of rugged, organic grooves, they inject loops, scratching, and programming to create fantastic sound-scapes. Soaring above this are accessible, inspiring lyrics tied to sing-able melodies, all delivered by deeply passionate vocals. SIR LIVE Souls In Rhythm's performance is a high-energy audience involving affair showcasing their impressive musicality. Most SiR shows have up to 10 people on stage. The group often includes turntable master Wayne B, MC Baby J, and backing vocalists and percussionists. Souls in Rhythm have opened for acts such as Boyz II Men, Swollen Members, Ivana Santilli and Maestro. SiR has played from Toronto to Vancouver performing many high profile events such 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. They recently won $100,000 with the VIBE 98.5 unsigned artist contest. They are: Finalists of the National Songwriting Competition ? Winners of the CBC Showcase Competition ? Finalists of the Alberta-wide 'Big Break' Songwriting Competition ? Finalists of the Calgary Urban Talent Search ? Winners of Calgary's Last Band Standing Performance Competition.