What brought this group of Floridians together (besides attending Florida State University) was our shared love for a groove. The first songs we jammed on were by Ray Charles and The Jackson 5, and we soon knew that we were cut from the same musical cloth. Starting out as just a trio, we were forced to fill each other’s gaps to make the biggest sound we could. This lead us to study artists like James Brown and Stevie wonder, who use simple musical parts like puzzle pieces that, when put together, form a fully cohesive sound. We honed our skills and chemistry in the local bars of Tallahassee, and realized that we had a breezy sound worth pursuing. Now after 4 years together, the sound of Coastal Soul has been developed, and we can’t wait to share it with the world.