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posted Friday, May 13, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 19
Soul Jelly performing twice during Pride
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Soul Jelly performing twice during Pride

by Shaun Knittel - SGN Associate Editor

Soul Jelly, a local nine-piece soul, funk, and R&B party band, is scheduled to perform at two Gay Pride events this summer: the SO&P Hard Rock Café Pin Launch party and the Capitol Hill Pride Festival. Seattle Gay News caught up with KJ Jones, one of the band's lead vocalists, to talk about Pride, singing at the Hard Rock Café, and the feel-good sound that Soul Jelly produces each and every time they are onstage.

'We've been together for a little over a year,' KJ told SGN. 'We are putting our own original spin on it all. We cover everything from Motown and P-funk, to funky blues and Philly soul. We also have original songs that we throw into the mix.'

Soul Jelly is KJ Jones and Laura Moreau (vocals), Joey Kline (guitar and vocals), Cory Van de Ven (bass), Clayton Coleman (keyboards and vocals), Curt Boozer (percussion), Shawn Brockman (sax), Tom Vail (sax), and Johnny Rubato (drums).

In many ways, it was karaoke that brought the band together.

'Our lead guitarist, Joey Kline, hosts karaoke at the Crescent Lounge with me and Laura Moreau,' said KJ. 'Also, over the past 20 years, Joey has played music with most of the members of the band.'

Entertaining audiences on stage - whether hosting karaoke, DJing, or singing - is where KJ belongs and he is happy to join Soul Jelly at each and every gig.

'I am a singer because I can't play any other instrument,' he joked. 'Singing gives me a chance to express my feelings, thoughts, and emotions through song.'

Even though Soul Jelly has just one year under their belt, they've gained some notoriety for playing shows at Chop Suey, Nectar Lounge, Central Saloon, and the Comet Tavern to name a few.

The Hard Rock Café and Capitol Hill Pride Festival gigs will be the first time the band plays a Pride event. 'I think it's the shit,' said KJ, who is an out Gay man. 'I am so excited!'

KJ says that he doesn't worry about identifying as a Gay man and being in a local band. 'People should be proud of who they are,' he said, 'and what you are does not define the things you can or cannot do.'

'Audiences can expect an energetic, funky, soul-filled show,' he said of the upcoming gigs.

'I think a lot of people and venues in Seattle have gotten away from what real music is,' he continued. 'There is nothing better than hearing a real bassline, real drums, real keyboards, and hearing real vocalists pouring their hearts out on stage.'

'Somewhere along the way, people lost the true essence of what soul music is and the importance of it as it pertains to our society,' he concluded. 'Soul Jelly is here to change that!'

For more information about Soul Jelly, including their booking information, visit them on the band's official website, www.souljelly.net.

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