The Soulfest ’SoulSearch’ competition heats got under way at The Monday Jam at Gingers last week with four truly individual artists taking to the stage to deliver their original music and compete for a spot on the SoulFest festival lineup alongside iconic neo soul artists such as Maxwell, Anthony Hamilton and D’Angelo!
The winners of Heat #1 were Josue Vilches & The SoulBenders as well as Lunar Zebra. Lunar Zebra captured the audience’s attention with their sophisticated neo soul sound, which quite frankly, was a surprise to hear from such a young band. Josue Vilches & the SoulBenders delivered a set that was packed full of high energy original soul music that had the crowd grooving and finished Heat #1 off with a bang.
Tonight sees four new artists take to the stage to perform and to possibly win a spot on the SoulFest lineup. The artist performing tonight, Monday 4th August 2014 are:
What makes this competition different from the run of the mill singing competitions? Well, this competition gives them a tangible, real opportunity. The opportunity to join the Sydney leg of SoulFest alongside Grammy nominated international icons in the neo soul and hip hop industry and to perform in front of thousands.
The competition will run heats over the next 4 weeks and is about the best undiscovered artists in the city performing their original music in the genres of soul and hip hop featuring live instruments and DJs.
Soul Search Heat #2 is on tonight at The Monday Jam at Gingers, 9pm.