Digging deep into the soulful grooves dug by O.V. Wright and Wilson Pickett,the funky moves of James Brown and Maceo Parker, the old school cool of the Meters and The Neville Brothers, and the feel good fuel of the Crescent City itself, the Soul Project brings New Orleans soul with them wherever they go.
Displaced by Hurricane Katrina, this group described as a “…hip group with horns…” spent 7 months building a following on the Jersey Shore and Tri-State area before returning to New Orleans to help and be part of the rebuilding process. They are planning to split their time between the two places and keep playing to as many people as they can while spreading the New Orleans culture and music wherever they can.
Currently, the band is in the New Jersey/New York/Philadelphia area with the usual suspects currently comprising of Cristian Duque on guitar and vocals, Rich Smith on drums, Paul Gaita on bass, Tommy Meares on trombone and vocals, Andy Citkowicz on saxophone, & Matt Kabbel on percusion and vocals.