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Pittsburgh Please Welcome…….The London Souls

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.

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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.

 

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