Georgia Soul Council, originally formed in Atlanta in 2010 as the backing band for Otis Redding III, reconvened in 2011 with a shift towards the 70's era breakbeat Soul-Jazz that is their real musical passion. 2012-13 has seen GSC bring their funkified live performances to the people of the southeastern United States, and they have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with Lee Fields & The Expressions, the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Papa Grows Funk, Col. Bruce Hampton, the Rebirth Brass Band, and many others. Georgia Soul Council's new full-length album "Thickens Upon Standing", released independently on July 16, 2013 to a fantastic reception from the worldwide soul-funk community and rave reviews, is available now through online and retail outlets, including georgiasoulcouncil1.bandcamp.com.
"Operating with a deep rhythmic pocket, raw vocals, and a knack for tastefully filling in space, the Georgia Soul Council looks to bring funk to a venue near you. When you see them, get ready to boogie." -Chris DiBenedetto, whereyat.com
"Truly thick, hypnotic funk; excellent players with a solid brass section right out front in the mix." - Jeff Clark, Stomp and Stammer Magazine
"some hard driving funky soul" - Warren Coolidge, Okayplayer.com
"Whether you like the chicken-plucking soul grooves of mid-60s James Brown, or the chunkier breakbeats of early-70s no frills funk, GSC is sure to please." - Chris Davenport, Basementrug.com
"this shit right here is funky" - Jon Powell, JukeboxDC.com
"a breathtaking throwback to one of soul and funk's greatest eras, when bands like Tower of Power, Average White Band, and The JB's ruled the funk roost." - Bill Buckley, SoulandJazzandFunk.com