- Thu, Sep 5, 2019 at 8pm
- Sol James
- West End Cultural Centre
- 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
- West End Cultural Centre
- Advance Cost
- Door Cost
Sol James is proud to release her sophomore EP entitled “Fighting” produced by renowned guitarist Ariel Posen at The West End Cultural Centre on September 5th, 2019. The show will celebrate this release featuring Sol James and her band of some of Winnipeg’s finest musicians, showcasing James’ vocal and song-writing prowess along with special guests! It will be an evening to remember.
Winnipeg-based Sol James is a force to be reckoned with, with a voice to match. A unique take on roots/blues with a soulful flair, her music is joyful and honest, leaving audiences smiling, dancing, and celebrating the great stuff of life. Sol’s stage presence calls out to even the meekest of souls, breaking down walls and bringing the light in. She does this with a dependable dose of hilarity; You can hear a Sol James audience laughing a mile away. With a strong and agile voice that leaves audiences amazed and moved, Sol James puts on a powerful show.
“Fighting” is the anticipated follow-up to Sol’s 2012 self-titled EP. Produced with the support of Manitoba Film & Sound, it features 5 original tracks written by Sol and co-written by Winnipeg guitar gods Ariel Posen, Murray Pulver and Kris Ulrich. Recorded in July 2018 at Stereobus Recording in Winnipeg, MB, the EP showcases Sol’s growing sound, a foray from the more country sound of her first EP further into the world of roots and blues. It is her powerhouse voice that melds her sound together, all at once sweet and delicate, yet suddenly effortlessly powerful.
“The first time I saw Sol James perform my jaw hit the floor. Her power and soul knocked me out!” - David Gilmore
“[Her] bold voice… was a hit. She is able to convey the joy in the blues” – Winnipeg Free Press, Chris Smith
“There was a lot of delicacy to [her] singing, yet she knew when to go over the top.”– Winnipeg Jewish Review, Jane Enkin
"Sol James has an honesty in her song-writing. She isn't afraid to say it like it is. It's refreshing to hear someone with a voice like hers tell us what it is we need to hear!" - Murray Pulver
Sol’s voice, musicality and creative vision is in demand in the Winnipeg scene. Chances are you have seen her. She is the lead singer of both The Retro Rhythm Review and The Solutions, two bands known for slaying soul and funk hits across the city. She has toured Western Canada and opened for acts such as Suzie Vinnick, Monkey Junk, The Brothers Landreth, Red Moon Road, Jack Semple, Sweet Alibi and Anne Vriend. She has been a featured guest with The Dirty Catfish Brass Band, The Hot and Dirty Dance Party, Ariel Posen, and, EgoSpank. She has also added her voice to recording projects with the likes of Watermelon Slim, The Weber Brothers, Billy Joe Green Band, The New Customs, Logan McKillop, Elsie Morden, The Small Glories and Red Moon Road.
Doors - 7:15pm
Show - 8:00pm
In Advance - $15.00 [Mezzanine - $20.00]
Door - $20.00 [Mezzanine - $25.00]
Tickets available at Eventbrite or by contacting the WECC box office.
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