Soothsayers have a unique and universally appealing sound, born out of the traditions of Afro-beat, Reggae and Jazz and created with a desire to uplift, inspire, challenge and touch. Over the past decade or more, Soothsayers have led the way with both live and recorded music, creating ‘Afro-dub’ - a style which has influenced a growing number of bands and artists from London to New York and beyond.
Soothsayers’ music contains deep, hypnotic grooves, punctuated by emotive horn lines and sublime vocal harmonies. Lyrically conscious, Soothsayers create a deep and spiritual musical experience, and have built up a loyal fan base through their consistently high quality live performances around the world and their expanding catalogue of vinyl and cd releases on their own Red Earth label and now on Wah Wah 45s. Comparisons to the work of the Wailers and Fela Kuti go some way to describing the Soothsayers’ sound, but originality is the key to the continuing success and longevity of the group.
From performances at top UK festivals and venues such as Glastonbury and the Jazz Café, London, to International events such as the North Sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, and recently the first Dhaka World Music Festival, Soothsayers are spreading their message to an ever-expanding audience.
Collaborations with a growing list of top quality artists including Johnny Clarke, Cornell Campbell, Manasseh, Maxi Jazz, Keziah Jones, Michael Prophet and more, and involvement in 5 star productions such as the recent hit musical Fela! at London’s National Theatre have served to create a growing awareness of the work of these talented and versatile musicians.