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When nothing else can heal your pain, music has an undeniable power to liberate you in a way that nothing else will. Music helps us set our soul free from life's oppression. When Solice was conjuring up names, to represent their music, they unanimously agreed that Solace exemplified everything they felt their music would resonate.
Solice has a story the deviates from the norm. Juan and Xtina first met in the spring of 2011 in their hometown of Orange County, CA. Shortly after they met, they began writing music together acoustically. After playing a few local open mics, Juan and Xtina made the arbitrary decision to leave Orange County, CA and travel the U.S. playing music, stopping at national parks along the way. Their original destination was Florida, however, halfway through their travels, while passing through Arlington, TX, they discovered an open mic, so they decided to make a quick stop. At the end of their set, the crowds reaction was overwhelmingly positive and an Arlington resident offered them food and a place to sleep for a few days, so they made the decision to stay. After about a week they continue traveling, however, when they arrived to their destination, they both had a feeling that they needed to go back to Texas. So, they followed their gut, and headed back to Texas. Immediately, they began searching for band members, and found drummer, Ryan Matthews, on craigslist. The three of them met up at former JBL studios to test out their musical compatibility. That night, their first single, "Break Free" was born.
Later that week, while driving down the freeway, Juan and Xtina noticed a man waiving his hands out the window, trying to get their attention. They instantly recognized him from the open mic they had participated in about 3 weeks prior and they followed him to a gas station. In the car with him was 3 other men including, bass player, Rob Pummill. They talked for a few minutes and followed them back to Rob's place. Not long after they arrived, Rob picked up a bass and began playing. Juan and Xtina admired his style and asked if he would like to come jam. Once again, their musical compatibility was eminent. Solice has kept the same lineup, with the exception of them recently adding a new member. In 2015, Solice introduced Donavan Ortega, on rythm guitar.
Solice made their debut appearance in February 2012. Since then they have taken the music scene by storm. Solice has resonated in the Dallas music scene, with a diverse sound, reminiscent of bands like: Korn, Evanescence, Tool, Slipknot, In This Moment, and Bullet for my Valentine. Their songs range from dark melodic tones to upbeat alternative or punk beats, all with their own Solice flavor.
After only three years of the bands existence Solice has accomplished more then some bands have in their entire career. Notable performances include:
Rockstar Uproar Festival 2013 Ft. Alice in Chains, Coheed and Cambria, Janes Addiction, and Circa Survive, etc.
Rockstar Uproar Festival 2014 Ft. Godsmack, Skillet, Seether, and Pop Evil, etc.
Revolver's Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour Ft. Sick Puppies, Lacuna Coil, and Eyes Set To Kill, etc.
Fort Rock Festival 2015 ft. Slipknot, Breaking Benjamin, Godsmack, Papa Roach, In This Moment, etc.
In August 2014, Solice released their debut self-titled album, "Solace". Following their release, they were introduced to The Curtain Club Wall of Fame in Dallas,TX and were presented with an honorary plaque August 31,2014.
November 1st, 2014 they released their first official music video for "Break Free", sponsored my Messy Clothing Co.
Currently, Solice is in the process of writing new music and touring in support of their latest album.