Born from the musical brilliance of guitar virtuoso Travis Stephenson, Electric Soul Parade is a hard driving rock ensemble navigating its way across the frontiers of the evolving music industry.
Heavily rooted in improvisation, this Los Angeles based band formed in 2010 while all the members were attending Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA. Bringing diverse musical tastes and backgrounds to the table, drummer Kyle Rector and bassist Matt Gotschall are an unshakeable rhythm section with both technical proficiency and creative intensity.
Electric Soul Parade transcends current industry terms for classification, successfully fusing hard rock, blues, latin and acid-jazz into tasty new flavors.
Their first EP, "Sunrise From Outer Space," was released in August 2011- little more than a year after first meeting.
"We maintain an extremely fast pace of work in nearly every aspect of what we do. We produce most everything ourselves: we write all our own music, engineer our records, mix and master with seasoned pros, commission the album art, and send it to be manufactured... and we book all of our own gigs. It's a lot of work, but it's what we want to be doing when we get up in the afternoon." - Matt Gotschall