From the Great of Grimsby
Date: Jan 31, 2016
56 warneford road
Itís no easy matter writing a press release/bio for a band like The So & Soís. To be fair, Iím not sure there are any bands like The So & Soís. They are a musical ensemble that, over the course of the last ten years, has embraced countless genres, created catalogue after catalogue of effortlessly brilliant songs and, at some stage, recruited just about every musician in Grimsby and a fair few from Manchester as well. Their story is one of an eclectic and ever-evolving collective underpinned by one constant: its chaotic genius Richard Dutton. As front-man and song-writer Dutton has led, and when necessary dragged, his band along a kaleidoscopic trail of musical styles, veering from bittersweet acoustic pop one moment to avant garde pyschedelia the next. And of course, for a band who have been so difficult to pin down over the years, mainstream success has naturally eluded them so far.
But 2016 sees The So & Soís on the front foot, with a settled line up, a new album and renewed sense of purpose. Now based in his hometown Grimsby Dutton has streamlined his outfit to its bare bones, operating strictly as a three piece with Danny Thomas (bass) and Reece Petts (drums). It has allowed The So & Soís to carve out a tighter sound, while still drawing on the wealth of ideas and influences that has produced such prolific song-writing down the years. Due to record their latest album with Sam Carlton (Orphan Boy, The Accord) in the coming weeks, and with new material already winning support from the likes of BBC Introducingís Alan Raw, the band believe that this year could finally see them achieve the recognition their talents deserve.
(written by Rob Cross - Orphanboy)
The So & Soís are scheduled to play the following dates in 2016:
March 4th Night and Day - Manchester
April 9th 360 club - Leeds
April 14 New cross Inn - London
"The band played an outstanding session on BBC Introducing Humberside. I'd highly recommend them to other shows, they are ones to watch and deserve to do well"
-Alan Raw (BBC INTRODUCING)