Pete Dressman and the Soul Unified Nation
Pete Dressman and the Soul Unified Nation Pete Dressman and the Soul Unified Nation (also known as the S.U.N.) formed with its current members in 2006. Former Fickle drummer Daryl DeMoss and former Stonewater bassist Marcus Brodie provide the low-end while Pete’s guitar, harmonica and heavily soulful voice define their ‘in-your-face blues’ style. Since their inception they have performed in music venues throughout the south and Midwest United States. They have acquired a strong fan base through their high-energy rock and groove filled live shows. The band is consistently offered opportunities to perform at various venues and clubs, especially in the Greater Cincinnati area due to their large crowd draw. Along with live performance exposure, Pete Dressman and the Soul Unified Nation have been featured on radio stations in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. In 2006 Pete Dressman was voted Favorite Solo Artist on Fox Network’s MyNetworkTV national online competition. The competition lasted three months requiring people across the nation to vote for their favorite musicians. Pete became a semi-finalist after receiving over 8,000 votes and went on to the finals to win in the solo genre. His music will be featured on two of the MyNetworkTV national television shows. Pete Dressman and the Soul Unified Nation have opened up for national touring acts such as Taylor Hicks (American Idol winner), G. Love and Special Sauce, Fiction Plane, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Jon McLaughlin, Tyrone Wells, Marty Casey and Lovehammer (Rock Star INXS runner up) and top 40 chart topper, country musician Jake Owen. Pete’s music was featured by Northern Kentucky University’s Radio, Television and Film Department for a student music video project. The S.U.N. has also appeared on local radio shows, talk shows, cooking shows as well as participated in Cincinnati’s Tall Stacks Music Festival where they were invited back for two additional shows throughout the weekend. To truly appreciate this trio you need to bear witness to their exciting live show and embrace the texture and heart that is in every song. Expect great things from Pete Dressman and the Soul Unified Nation and you won’t be let down.