been some time, but many of you on Facebook have already seen that Rush Hour Soul is back. I am very excited that while we are looking back at the 15th anniversary of our 2006 UK tour, there are things happening behind the scenes for 2021. For those unfamiliar, Rush Hour Soul is a trio with myself on bass and lead vocals. We were a part of the Indie/Powerpop scene in Los Angeles from 2004-2008, although our style was heavily informed by the Rolling Stones, Chic, ABC, and Sam & Dave. Funkier than our peers.
The well-known venues Rush Hour Soul played around Los Angeles included The El Rey, B.B. King's Blues Club and The Hard Rock Cafe. Our travels in Britain took us to Sheffield, Liverpool, York and back to London. There was a four day detour to Monnow Valley Studios in Wales where recorded in the old manor house. We shot a music video in London, as well. 2006 was a magical summer for the band.
In 2008, the project was rechristened as a solo recording under my name, but in the intervening years, people still assumed that the group was just on hiatus. I was always asked, "what's the name of your band?" I got the hint. It's Rush Hour Soul. And it is time for the band to get its due.
What to expect? New recordings before the end of the year along with archival material. Concert dates are TBD as the world resumes live music, but may not be scheduled until 2022. I'm excited that many people have already reached out with enthusiasm and encouraging words. In other words, more California Sunshine Funk to come!
Peace & Disco Beats