Soul Patch / Bio


With it's current line-up formed in early 2006, Soul Patch is a Traverse City, MI based band with music as versatile as its members. Together we hold a masters in groove. Individually we infuse styles from several backgrounds including, world beat, jazz, reggae, bluegrass, funk, surf, rockabilly, ska, blues, and straight up rock n’ roll. We never write a set list but are always prepared to feel our audience and bring them something they can move to. Our shows are constantly taking on a new form that is inspired on the spot by the borderless space between the band and the listeners. We play songs with  purpose but are not afraid to improvise. We play covers from all over the musical world, Motown to modern and everything in between, always making them our own for a fresh unique delivery. Our original music spans three decades and can only be described at eclectic, taking ideas from any one of the three songwriters in the band and plugging them into the musical vessel that is Soul Patch. The output is a sweet ride of Organic grooves for your mind and feet.

Soul Patch/SPiN and/or it’s members have shared the stage with acts such as: WOOKIEFOOT, Ifdakar, The People's Brothers Band, The Wailers, Steppin’ Wolf, Yellow-Man, Super~Eight, Grand Funk Railroad, Natives of the New Dawn, Laith Al-Saadi, STEPPIN’ IN IT, Rachel Davis, Seth Bernard and Daisy May, Rootstand, FUNKTION, Kurt Westie, The Macpodz, The Ragbirds, members of Domestic Problems, The Pipe Circus, Ethan Keller, and several other Michigan and regional acts. Not to mention that SOUL PATCH has played TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL 2008-9 & 11-13 , FARMFEST 2009-11, HOXEYVILLE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2009 & 2011, EARTHWORK HARVEST GATHERING 2004-5, 08,10-13 ROOTENANNY 2008-13, as well as DUNEGRASS 2008-12, CRIVESTIVUS 2011(Wisconsin Festival)SHANGRI~LA 2011(Minnesota Festival), HOODILIDOO 2011 & TC MIRCO-BREW & MUSIC FESTIVAL,Farm Block Fest 12-13,Grand Marias Music Festival 13, Beaver Island Music Festival 13 and looking to add tons more in 2014!!

SPiN/Soul Patch plans on recording a new album and touring threw 2014...2013 was an amazingly humbling experience and we are looking forward to every new day and the future!! Don't miss the opportunity to jump on the ride and enjoy as soon as you can!!!!

General Info

Band Members
Wink ~ Animal ~ Mando ~ CB ~ Adam T. ~ Scuba Steve
Artist Name
Soul Patch
Home Page
Active Since
Jam / Reggae/Roots / JamGrass/Rock

Contact Info

Traverse City, MI
Christopher "Wink" Winkelmann

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