SongVault Artist Profile
Florida, United States
Adult Alternative / Pop-Reggae
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 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 :)