Popular Dunedin eclectic ensemble Shoeless Soul trekked over the bridge with a posse of fans to deliver an uplifting and impressive set of originals and covers at Skipper's Smokehouse this past Saturday night.
The band with the minimalist black-and-white design on its CD cover concocts a sound that's anything but; rich, textured and colorful. Their style is infused with elements of funk, jazz, reggae, a touch of Tin Pan Alley, a smidge of bossa nova, rockabilly and other sounds from American/international pop music.
Shoeless Soul's pop-centric type of jam is in a class all its own. Schlegel nimbly went high and low on the frets and sang his heart out as the others delivered their own solos, ranging from a eerie, theremin-like keyboard on "I've Got Sunshine in a Bag" (a Gorillaz cover) to heart-pounding skin-thrashing by Gerulat. Click here to check out and purchase a copy of the new EP.
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