Soulshot and Friends
Saturday, January 14
DAVEYDREAD's BIRTHDAY BASH with SOULSHOT and FRIENDS featuring TOM O'BRIEN, DION KNIBB, ERIC WILLIAMS, THE SOULSHOT HORNS and many SPECIAL GUESTS
Show: 9p | Doors: 8p
Tickets: $10 ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets.)
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Soulshot formed in 2003 by the remnants of the very popular DUB SQUAD band. The band is composed of veterans of the music scene including David "Daveydread" Turano on bass, Tom Perrotti-guitar, Rob Liguori alto, tenor and flute, RJ Avalone on trumpet, Mark Berney on trumpet, Thom O'Brien rhythm guitar and vocals, Dion Knibb-vocals, Ken Stewart on keyboards, Krys Jackson on drums. and Papa Zeke on percussion.
All the veterans have lengthy and impressive portfolios, the most notable that of Ken Stewart who has spent over 20 years as keyboardist and manager of the world famous SKATALITES, doing numerous recordings. Dion Knibb, son of the late legendary drummer Lloyd Knibb, has recorded in Ja with the Fab 5 and has toured the US with the SKATALITES. Thom O’Brien , singer/songwriter of the group has penned over 100 songs, some of which appear on SOULSHOT's SHOT HEARD ROUND THE WORLD album. Mark Berney also spent 3 years touring and recording with the SKATALITES. He also plays coronet for the Klezmer Conservatory Band and has performed with Izak Perlman and Aretha Franklin.
In 2008 Soulshot was invited to perform on the small stage at the Jazz and Blues Festival in Montego Bay, Ja. and so impressed the management that they were called back in 2009 to perform on the MAIN STAGE along side the likes of Lionel Ritchie, The O'Jays, Chicago, Maxi Priest and many more! While in Ja in 2008 Soulshot also appeared at the Black Mystory Concert in Kingston and at several other venues about the country.
Soulshot has been the backing band for Ernie Smith on many occasions and have also backed the legend Alton Ellis at the Rhode Island Reggae Festival, (Alton put a video from this performance on his website before he passed), Roger Robin from the UK, Doreen Shaffer, renown Jamaican vocalist and touring vocalist with the Skatalites, and Dalton "Screwdriver" Lindo on several occasions.
The bands first CD, The Echobass Sessions, was recorded live to ¼ inch tape. Our second album SHOT HEARD ROUND THE WORLD was recorded in Boston, Ma at the Chillhouse Studio and was released July 16, 2010. Our third album, SOULSHOT and FRIENDS (also Chillhouse) was released in August 2016.