Kirtan Soul Revival (KSR) is New York City's newest, funkiest, devotional musical experience. The trio (Helen Styring Tocci, Calia Marshall & Todd Keller) use Sanskrit mantras, original music, spirituals and traditional music from around the world to create a unique, dynamic sound that merges funk, rock, rhythm and blues, world grooves, and chants. Lush three-part harmonies add fullness and depth to their sound. KSR creates a space where improvisation and exploration are encouraged and, through call and response, anyone can easily experience the freedom and joy of singing in community. The Kirtan Soul Revival experience invites participants to open their hearts to Spirit and to life! For their premier album they are joined by special guest drummer Terrence Pompey.
“I played Ganesha Sharanam by Kirtan Soul Revival for about 2 months straight in my car. I just couldn’t get enough of it. What great energy and fresh melodies, I just love these three! They have great voices and lots of bhakti to share.” - Wah!, kirtan artist
"Where many bands, of any genre, may have one outstanding vocalist who carries the weight of the singing, KSR has three. And they don’t hold back. In between solos showcasing their individual vocal prowess, they were belting out three-part harmonies like the best a capella barber shop trio. You couldn’t help but sit up and take notice." - The Bhakti Beat
"Kirtan Soul Revival is a fresh and exuberant addition to the world of Kirtan. This NYC based trio mixes heart drenched melodies, lush harmonies and infectious grooves, serving up a sultry and dreamy passion that works it's way into every corner of your heart. In person or on CD, their original chants will get your hands clapping and feet stomping. This group is not to be missed!" - Mike Cohen, kirtan artist
"All of their voices are very pure and their offering sincere. The chants stay with me for a long time after listening." - Anjula Saraswati Prasad, kirtan artist
"This trio of Brooklyn-based bhaktas is building something very beautiful. We were blown away by their outstanding vocal harmonizing. They have a sweet, easy-going vibe that had everyone singing along, from ancient chants to Beatles covers to original compositions... This group is one to watch." - The Bhakti Beat