10 years of Lady Soul

Anniversary celebration show at the Pourhouse—May 18

Lady Soul

On May 18, Lady Soul will host a special 10th anniversary show at the Pourhouse, located on the second floor of The Old Triangle at 189 Great George Street in Charlottetown. 

In April 2014, nine-piece soul band Lady Soul squeezed onstage to debut at Baba’s Lounge in Charlottetown for a dance-infused late-night set at the ECMA 150 Hour Jam. Ten years later, the group is still going strong, bringing their funky sounds to audiences Island-wide.

The origins of the band are as distinctive as the band’s sound. 

“It was a Sunday night and I was at Mel’s Convenience,” recalls founding member and bassist, Jason Rogerson. “I was about to leave when it hit me. You need to start a female-fronted soul band and bring that powerful, sassy music to the masses. I called Kelley Mooney that night.”

The band’s mission is to share the music of Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Amy Winehouse, and other soul divas, while delivering a passionate and energetic show. 

Lead singers Kelley Mooney, Emi Smith, andnewest member, K’eziah Collie, all back each other up with soulful three-part harmonies. The horn section features Mark Parsons (trumpet) and Joanna McKearney (tenor sax). On rhythm are Dave Gordon (keys), Jason Rogerson (bass), Kirk White (drums), and guest guitarist Chad Deagle.

Tickets are cash only, available in advance at The Old Triangle or at the door, which opens at 7 pm. Showtime is 8 pm. This is a 19+ licensed event. 

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