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Soul Purpose

The foundations of Soul Purpose - a five piece band from Sarasota, Florida - are roots, rock and reggae. Influenced by the dichotomy of living in paradise and going through hell. Their "soul purpose" can not be satisfied through one genre. Bob Marley, Sublime, Larry Norman, Gospel Music, The Who, Metallica, even Bluegrass music come into play.


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2007: Debut EP. Needful Things

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Soul Purpose support Camp Florida Fish Tales: a week long, barrier free, wheelchair accessible camp which is available to all children with medical or physical disabilities.

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Pat and Joe came to Soul Purpose from a long-standing Ohio and Florida rock band called Havoc. After years of travelling and national airplay from a contest won, Pat has come back to Florida in full creative mode where he can flourish as the songwriter he is. Sure there have been other projects in-between, but none so motivating as Soul Purpose. Pat says, "I have never been in a band with better musicians, who know how to play off of each other so well". Joe a studied and masterful rhythm king, who is well versed in many styles of drumming - notably his double bass kick drum - has been known to stroke an irresistible beat over our fans' bodies. Vocally Joe adds the needed harmony to further intermingle beat with melody.

Al is an accomplished, published songwriter/producer who has produced some local projects ranging from punk to pop rock. You can bet he has had his hand in "Needful Things". He has been involved in several original bands over the years. Zion, Majesty, Rapid Pulse, Random Act, B-Movie... to name a few. He learned his craft like a lot of musicians, in church. He was even the director of music for a growing church in Lakewood Ranch Fl. Al's love is the live show, "My favorite thing about live performance is, I can take one of my songs, even if it has not been heard before, and have people singing, dancing and enjoying themselves!"

Mike Hamad joined Soul Purpose as an accomplished songwriter, guitarist and vocalist. Coming from a family of musicians, his musical prowess is evident not only in his technical ability, but the emotional pull that gravitates towards his every note. A believer in understatement, Mike strives to be subtle, to augment and enhance rather than to bust through walls. He loves Soul Purpose's mix of ideas and sounds and the pursuit of creativity for its own sake ... and for the sake of making people groove

Michael Silbaugh was born in the mid 70's in Pittsburg, PA. He became involved in music at an early age, singing in school and church choirs, then took an interest in violin. Mike's father and uncle played guitar and he decided that he "wanted a piece of that". After discovering the talents of Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, and Eric Clapton, he was convinced that playing guitar was what he wanted to do. He practiced relentlessly, listened to his favorite music and learned as much as he could from the styles of several guitar players. His Dad saw how hard he practiced and how quickly he learned and encouraged Mike by telling him that maybe he would "make a difference in some kid's life one day".


Five O'clock Club - Sarasota, Florida

The Five O'clock Club is Sarasota's finest Blues Bar. It is the neighborhood bar with a national sound. Every night there is a live band playing great music and it's a fantastic place to play. So, come along and join us at our favorite venue. ...see you there.

Five O'clock Club - Sarasota Official Website
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How to find: Five O'clock Club - Sarasota
Five O'clock Club
1930 Hillview St,
Sarasota, FL 34239
(941) 366-5555

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Gig bookings or general enquiries
email Al Owen: alowen@soiledporpoise.com
tel: 941-685-0137

Pat Monahan: Bass Guitar, Vocals, Acoustic and Keys
Joe Freed: Drums, Vocals
Al Owen: Guitar Vocals
Mike Hamad: Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Mike Mikey Silbaugh: Guitar, Vocals, Writer


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