New Music Announcement: Chicago’s greatest classic soul band The Chicago Soul Revue Release Their First Album

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Inspired by the Late Sharon Jones and the DapKings, The Chicago Soul Revue release their first album.

Felicia Patton and The Chicago Soul Revue are the quintessential contemporary soul band. Felicia is a Chicago native who lives and breathes the Chicago sound. She’s a versatile classically trained vocalist and songwriter. She has sung in many states throughout the United States, and internationally in Sweden. Felicia has been described as a singer who knows no limits. You can find her performing throughout metropolitan Chicago and the surrounding areas singing many different genres of music without missing a Beat.

The new record is Felicia’s first with The Chicago Soul Revue. She says, "I got into the band by accident, but it's the best accident I've ever had. I love singing soul. I also love the things we have planned for our future."

The Chicago Soul Revue is known for its stirring covers of classic soul music. The band takes its inspiration from the work of the late Sharon Jones and the DapKings. The album is classic soul and features eight tracks including the single “In or Out.” The single captures the band’s fun funky groove while telling the story about how the band worked through the process of coming to its current configuration. The album also features a terrific ballad entitled Ms. Jones. Its and homage to the legendary singer.

Jim Gifford, The Chicago Soul Revue’s Founder, describes this record as being a journey. “We are overjoyed with the music. We are now looking to get on the road and take this sound around the country to our fans. We are also looking to expand the genre here amongst young people. Soul Music is people music. We want to use this record to encourage young people to get involved with the genre.”

In addition to Jim drummer (right) and Felicia lead vocalist (front-center), The Chicago Soul Revue includes Band members: Kevin Guin on bass (not pictured), David Taylor (left) on electric guitar, Albert Caldwell (middle-back) on keyboard, and Cyrille Laurens (not pictured) on saxophone. Also featured on the record's single "In or Out" is special guest Chris Poland, legendary guitar player formerly of Megadeth.

The album is released on The Chicago Creed label and distributed by Los Angeles based INgrooves. Chicago Creed is a local independent label co-owned by the Music Garage and principles with consulting and independent label management group Urban Ideas Limited Partnership which also own Urban Creed Music, Indie Chart Music and Kingdom Records.

Michael Towns of Chicago Creed Music says that “Jim and Felicia are tops. Its not just about the music which is phenomenal, but its about the vision. The Chicago Soul Revue like Chicago Creed believe that there is a particularly important contribution that Chicago artists can and should make to our national conversation. Particularly soul music is a gateway.”

The record was released on October 13th. Its available on Amazon, Itunes, Spotify and most other major music platforms.

The release celebration will be Saturday October 21st at Untitled located at 111 W. Kinzie. Everyone is welcomed to come out and meet the band. Show time is 8:00 PM show.

For more information contact:

Jim Gifford
Chicago Soul Revue
PH: 312.656.9558
[email protected]

Sherree Lee
Chicago Creed
Title: A&R | Creative Director & Concert Promotions
For: Artist Info and Promotions
PH: 312.929.3291
Twitter: @chicagocreed

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