Soul In Stone
Guitar/Vocals- Dave Thompson
Guitar- Sean Page
Drums- Matt Smith
Soul In Stone is an indie hard rock band that hails from Ottawa and has been accomplishing amazing feats together since 2008. Feeding off each other’s talent this group has developed polished tones that they deliver in both their covered and original music. Over their developing years they have risen to meet many challenges and have always managed to remain genuine to their authentic fusion of sound. Through hard work and perseverance, Soul In Stone have proven to shine through as cultured artists.
The collaboration of musicians are diverse with different yet similar backgrounds and tastes in music. The group is made up of individuals whose collective solid abilities shine both on stage and while recording. Additionally, the undeniable balanced rhythmic percussion's of Matt ‘Skullz’ Smith on drums, whose adept skills are the backbone to the overall vibe the group collectively provide..Finally, with Sean Page and Dave Thompson’s inspiring artistry on guitar, leadership within, song writing, there is no doubt that these two refined members add to the unified flow and electrifying flare that Soul In Stone produce with each other.
Soul In Stone are a signed label with Tate Music Group of Oklahoma, USA. Managed and promoted by Rona Media Artist Management, The band has written and recorded over 19 original songs, 6 of which are forming finishing touches in Ottawa's sweetspot CloudMind 5 Studio. Access to their music, bios and videos are on many social networks such as YouTube, Facebook, and can be followed on Twitter. With a fan base of 14 thousand and growing on MySpace, they have placed #1 on Reverbnation’s top artists. Having performed at most notable venues in Ottawa, Toronto and many surrounding cities, the band adores their fan feedback and from that comes their love to perform for a live crowd.
Soul In Stone has played over 50 shows in Ottawa and surrounding areas, since early 2010, and has been fortunate to share the stage with Quiet Riot (California, USA) , Mailice and Monsters (Ontario) A Darker Day (Ottawa) and One (Montreal). "Love is a Drug" and "Loaded Gun" are receiving air-play on the following Radio Stations: VRadioIndieVTV (Las Vegas) - Debuted July 2011. Netrock101.com (Texas) - Debuted August 2011. Ofnrstudios.com (Connecticut)-Debuted August 2011. And AiiRadio.net (UK) - Debuted August 2011.
Bringing the love back into their community, Soul In Stone are a big supporter of local charities. Including their favorite charity, the Children’s Wish Foundation whom they have supported for the past 3 years. In 2010 the band raised over $1,000.00 for the Walk for Wishes annual fundraiser and proceeds with future endeavors to retain that position by doing local fundraisers. Most recently in March of 2013 they entertained at Greenfields Pub for the Rock This Way for CHEO and donated all proceeds to the cause.
Soul in Stone would like to share some of this year’s highlights. Soul In Stone became finalists in the Battle of the Bands at Toronto's Hard Rock Rising in the Hard Rock Café Competition on March 14th 2013, for your interest, as well their new CD "Find Beauty in Chaos" was released on June 4th. They have also confirmed a ‘rising artist feature’ in Pop Vulture Magazine based in California that was published at the beginning of June and most recently opened for Quiet Riot at the Brass Monkey on June 28th.
SIS has an unbeatable sound, a stellar professional reputation for punctuality and showmanship that never leaves home without a big heart and desire for their performance.
Comments from patrons and venues:
“I would most definitely want to see this band live, buy the CD and hear them on the radio! This is absolutely fantastic! This is the kind of band I would try and go to every single gig that they played if it was possible! Big thumbs up to this band! The lyrics are great and the backing music is brilliant! It has the catchyness, the wonderful solo and the great effort put into it to make it what it is! 10/10” Reverbnation Crowd Review 2013
“Soul in Stone music is a very addicting in your face type of rock music. They take no prisoners and deliver every time. Quickly becoming one of the fan favorites on VRadio, I can see why. Can't find a better group of musicians either. Thumbs up in the kick ass category!”-Long Hair Kev - VRadio
“ ‘Eden Burning Down’ by Soul in Stone has a cool intro with a good solid groove right off the bat, nice full vocals with some catchy lyric punches. The Bridge is very textured musically and vocally, then a very punchy but not too over the top lead guitar solo. A nicely rounded off tune with all the elements of a possible hit song.” -Mega Mike Musicology 101.7 CHIP FM
“It was refreshing to have a band here well before their show to setup, perform their required sound checks and ensure their product was as polished as possible. They had a great following, promised to put people in the seats and delivered!” – M. Bristow, Tailgators, Ottawa.