By Rosine Alleva and Jose Oliveira, Journalist/Photographers-Rock At Night France
Belgium, Brussels, April,1st. This could be the beginning of my biography…but it was an amazing date at a great venue with JOSH HOYER AND SOUL COLOSSAL, our May month band !! On the last night of their European tour, Josh Hoyer, Benjamin Kushner, Mike Dee, James Fleege and Larell Ware recorded a live album from their powerful set !!! It will be released on June 2nd.
Until then, here is the opening song “Make Time for Love”
More videos from the album will be published after its release. So, RAN friends, stay tuned !
More infos below :
Direct from the soundboard at the world-famous Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium, this live recording encapsulates Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal’s high energy show delivered on April 1, 2017, the final night of their 27 city European tour. Live! at Ancienne Belgique features a diverse selection of Funk, Soul, and R&B from their 3 studio album back catalog, including songs from their 2016 release Running From Love, produced by Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo).
Along with releasing the audio for Live! at Ancienne Belgique, Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal will also be releasing HD videos, once a week beginning June 2nd, of the individual songs as they were performed live that evening in Brussels.
Live! at Ancienne Belgique is Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal’s first release since Josh’s appearance on Season 12 of NBC’s The Voice earlier this year. Viewers around the country took note of the soulful vocals emanating from the man that Adam Levine called a “badass,” and Rolling Stone described as an artist who “sang with fire and exuded a natural joy.”
From Belgian and Italian parents, I grew up with music, dance and big fun! I love singing since I'm a little girl, I still am, haha. When I was 14, I saw my first concert: T-Rex. Later it was FrankZappa, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Fela, Canned Heat, Little Feat, Bonnie Raitt, Earth, Wind and Fire .... I dreamed to have a chat with each of them 😀 Before interviewing bands, I used to sing (and still do) and met lots of great musicians. I had the chance to be the support band to Joe Cocker in 2007. I love to communicate and meet people (Italian blood).
Working for magazine, a few years ago, l met José Oliveira! We were working at the same festival in Colmar. 2 people from the South with the same passion just recognized each other...and we stayed in contact since then. Here I am! Enjoying concerts, covering interviews and articles with José for Rock at Night!!