NYC based trio, The London Souls fought off Pittsburgh’s rush hour traffic to arrive just in time to support The Black Crowes and Tedeschi-Trucks Band at Stage AE. Taking the stage at 6pm, The London Souls ripped though a 30 minute set filled with older hits and newer gems from their upcoming new record “Here Come The Girls” slated for an early winter release.
The guys came out swinging opening their set with a power rhythmic number “Steady Are You Ready” followed by an ultra sweet rendition of “Honey”. Singer-guitarist Tash Neal pushed his apple red Gibson through a beat up Vox amp, serving up warm dirty tones for drummer Chris St. Hilaire to drive to the very engaged crowd. By the time they got to “I Think I Like It” Pittsburgh already did. Paying witness to a happy head-bobbing crowd with absolute no regard for the steady drizzle, I noticed people were asking around “who are these guys again?”.
The London Souls are Tash Neal – gtr-vox, Chris St. Hilaire – drums, vox and Stu Mahan – bass. Their sound could best be described as melodically charged riff rock with blues progressions and a super energetic rhythm section.
I was fortunate to catch up with the guys after the show to chat about where they are and where they’re going. Trust me folks…..these guys are going to lofty places.
I will be reviewing their new CD real soon. Don’t miss them when they return with Umphrey’s McGee at Stage AE on Oct. 25th. I will be covering this show and will continue to provide updates from this very promising band.