CAMERA SOUL is a powerful jazz-funk ensemble, produced by Mr. Marco Rossi of Azzurra Music (Verona) and released and marketed in the Americas by Kathryn Ballard Shut of TIMKAT Entertainment (Denver, Colorado). Inspired by legendary horn line, soul, R&B, and jazz-fusion artists such as Earth, Wind and Fire, The Commodores, Tower of Power, and Stevie Wonder, as well as neo-soul grooves by Incognito, Erykah Badu, and Jamiroquai, the group is based out of southern Italy (Bari), and led by veteran composer-arranger brothers Piero and Pippo Lombardo.
Camera Soul’s distinctive sound is further defined by the sweet and soulful voice of lead vocalist Maria Enrica Lotesoriere (Dress Code - 2015) and formerly by Serena Brancale on the group’s first two albums (Words Don’t Speak - 2011 and Not For Ordinary People - 2013)
The group features a world-class lineup of studio and live performance musicians, including Pippo Lombardo (piano), Beppe Sequestro (bass), Antonio Tosques (lead guitar, 2015), Francesco Palmitessa (lead guitar, 2011-2013), Gianluca Cardellichio (rhythm guitar), Liviana Ferri (percussion), Fabio Delle Foglie (drums, 2014-present), Mimmo Campanale (drums, 2011-2013), Daniele Scannapieco (tenor sax), Gianfranco Campagnoli (trumpet), Piero Dotti and Elio Arcieri (background vocals).
Camera Soul has released three albums – Words Don’t Speak (2011), Not For Ordinary People (2013), and now, Dress Code (2015). Each album delivers powerful jazz-funk, neo-soul, progressive Jazz, and a mixture of genres that have earned the group critical acclaim.
The Brothers routinely collaborate with other talented songwriters and lyricists worldwide. On Dress Code, Kathryn Ballard Shut once again contributed music and lyrics to several selections, and the Brothers welcomed Maria Enrica and Christine Joan Johnson as new lyricists on the album.
Camera Soul’s unique sound appeals most to audiences that love groups such as Incognito, Brand New Heavies, and Steely Dan.