~ CEE CEE JAMES & THE MISSION OF S.O.U.L.
Cee Cee James is an internationally known 'performance artist extraordinaire' in her well honed craft of giving the depth of ache and vulnerability in her original Roots/Blues Musical Performances, Talks, One on One Sessions and Workshops. After 4 successful award winning CD's, two singles and touring many places within the U.S. and Europe, she has discovered the essence of what her 'MISSION' has been about throughout the journey to 'now.'
Cee Cee's performance 'claim to fame' with her Fans has been RAW & REAL which has been the key into every heart. There is no pretense. There is no posing. There is no perfection. What there is, is a bare aching human vulnerability and understanding of the 'journey' we are all on within the stories in the songs, and within the understanding heart flowing through her voice whether in concert, giving a talk or workshop, or sitting in a personal on on one session.
Cee Cee's lyrics and performances all reflect this truth, this knowing, this reality, and in the core of it all is
'THE MISSION' of S.O.U.L.: 'Surrendering, Opening, Unblocking Love."
DRIVEN from birth to perform, sing, and give the fire in her soul... DRIVEN by self-seeking motives from wounds that produced deep insecurities, life never unfolded like Cee Cee thought it should! Awards, reviews, touring the U.S. and Europe, AND STILL no 'just rewards' so it seemed. Enveloped in a life of ignorant self-centered fear and unhappiness on all levels including infidelity and addiction, Cee Cee was graced to FINALLY reach surrender and the 'truth.' Her songs and writings hold the stories, the keys, the lessons, the growth. Now the path has turned inward unleashing and exposing all as she shares the messages and lessons, working to ALLOW LOVE to guide her every move, her every thought, every word spoken. “A constant work in progress,” she exclaims! Ah but aren’t we all. We invite you to share in the journey, to hear your own story in Cee Cee’s giving. You’ll laugh, cry, sit silent, and most of all ‘feel’ the love and raw vulnerability of a ‘FIRED HEART’ gushing out of this woman’s voice.
~ ROB "SLIDEBOY" ANDREWS
Rob "Slideboy" Andrews is the AIR sign of Aquarius that blows on the Sagittarius FIRE of Cee Cee James and fuels the songwriting engine that has produced 2 full length CD's of their original compositions.
Coming together in 2005 the two would write and produce their first CD LOW DOWN WHERE THE SNAKES CRAWL in 2008, followed by BLOOD RED BLUES in 2012. An impressive feat for Andrews who had never written a song and barely knew how to play the guitar before 2006. Rob had previously played bass for 35 years in the Bay area for such greats as Luther Tucker, Filmore Slim, John Byrd of Quicksilver Messenger Service and Derek Davis of Babalon AD. He also had a 5-1/2 year stint with Detroit Frank Dumont and his band DRIVIN' WHEELS with Dave Maxwell on Piano, Duke Jethro on Hammond Organ, and Bruce Lamentia on Drums.
In 2004, he relocated to the Northwest and fell prey to an accident that caused him to pick up the guitar and lay down the bass. A lucky stroke indeed for Cee Cee who had needed a strong intuitive songwriting partner to lay down the musical beds upon onto which she could dance her lyrical teachings and stories of life.
Rob "Slideboy" Andrews plays impressive rhythm, slide, and lead guitar and is a humble, kind, patient individual who has dedicated his life to this 'artistic service' leaving listeners with a respect for his talent and his wonderful playful interaction with Cee Cee as they whirl the magic of life through their songs and their love for one another.
~ DUO / TRIO / QUARTET
In their 'musical performances,' Cee Cee and Rob play as a Duo; or as a Trio with Dan Mohler on Bass or Chris Leighton on Drums; or as a Quartet with both Dan Mohler on Bass and Chris Leighton on Drums. Dan and Chris are both STELLAR musicians with many years in the business bringing great attitudes and humor to the performance.
Cee Cee and Rob feel grateful to have them on board.