Hamilton's Selective Soul makes Winona Peach Festival debut

WhatsOn Aug 25, 2016 by Mike Pearson Stoney Creek News

Brian Sokolich knows he’s doing something right when people start dancing and singing along to his music.

The lead singer of Hamilton band Selective Soul, Sokolich and his bandmates will make their first appearance at this year’s Winona Peach Festival.

“We’ve been trying to get in for a few years and this year, we finally got in. So we’re really looking forward to it,” said Sokolich, a Stoney Creek resident.

While the group began as a Collective Soul cover band in 2010, Selective Soul now performs a wider mix of covers. At this weekend’s festival, tunes will range from Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline to Steppenwolf’s Born To Be Wild, plus many other favourites from the 80s and 90s.

Selective Soul also includes Mountain residents Gene Murray (guitar) and Tony Cappello (bass). Hamiltonian Steve Tomalty is the band’s permanent drummer, but temporary replacement Sam Urcioli will do the honours when Selective Soul plays on the peach festival main stage Aug. 26 from 7-8:30 p.m.

“We kept the name because people knew us and we started doing a mix of songs,” said Sokolich, who tailors setlists to match each venue.

The band plays an eclectic mix of styles ranging from country rock to classic rock, 80s retro, and even Disco Inferno if they’re playing a bar with a 50-and-over crowd.

If someone requests it, they can still belt out hits like Gel from the seminal 90s alternative band they started out covering.

When it comes to the bar and festival scene, Sokolich has found guests want to hear songs they know. For that reason, Selective Soul doesn’t play original music.

Lately, Sokolich has enjoyed a tremendous response to his cover versions of Tragically Hip songs, like New Orleans is Sinking, Little Bones and Ahead by a Century.

Selective Soul has been performing on the bar circuit, including the Powerhouse in Stoney Creek, and numerous ribfest events this summer, for up to 2,000 people.

Hamilton's Selective Soul makes Winona Peach Festival debut

WhatsOn Aug 25, 2016 by Mike Pearson Stoney Creek News

Brian Sokolich knows he’s doing something right when people start dancing and singing along to his music.

The lead singer of Hamilton band Selective Soul, Sokolich and his bandmates will make their first appearance at this year’s Winona Peach Festival.

“We’ve been trying to get in for a few years and this year, we finally got in. So we’re really looking forward to it,” said Sokolich, a Stoney Creek resident.

While the group began as a Collective Soul cover band in 2010, Selective Soul now performs a wider mix of covers. At this weekend’s festival, tunes will range from Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline to Steppenwolf’s Born To Be Wild, plus many other favourites from the 80s and 90s.

Selective Soul also includes Mountain residents Gene Murray (guitar) and Tony Cappello (bass). Hamiltonian Steve Tomalty is the band’s permanent drummer, but temporary replacement Sam Urcioli will do the honours when Selective Soul plays on the peach festival main stage Aug. 26 from 7-8:30 p.m.

“We kept the name because people knew us and we started doing a mix of songs,” said Sokolich, who tailors setlists to match each venue.

The band plays an eclectic mix of styles ranging from country rock to classic rock, 80s retro, and even Disco Inferno if they’re playing a bar with a 50-and-over crowd.

If someone requests it, they can still belt out hits like Gel from the seminal 90s alternative band they started out covering.

When it comes to the bar and festival scene, Sokolich has found guests want to hear songs they know. For that reason, Selective Soul doesn’t play original music.

Lately, Sokolich has enjoyed a tremendous response to his cover versions of Tragically Hip songs, like New Orleans is Sinking, Little Bones and Ahead by a Century.

Selective Soul has been performing on the bar circuit, including the Powerhouse in Stoney Creek, and numerous ribfest events this summer, for up to 2,000 people.

Hamilton's Selective Soul makes Winona Peach Festival debut

WhatsOn Aug 25, 2016 by Mike Pearson Stoney Creek News

Brian Sokolich knows he’s doing something right when people start dancing and singing along to his music.

The lead singer of Hamilton band Selective Soul, Sokolich and his bandmates will make their first appearance at this year’s Winona Peach Festival.

“We’ve been trying to get in for a few years and this year, we finally got in. So we’re really looking forward to it,” said Sokolich, a Stoney Creek resident.

While the group began as a Collective Soul cover band in 2010, Selective Soul now performs a wider mix of covers. At this weekend’s festival, tunes will range from Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline to Steppenwolf’s Born To Be Wild, plus many other favourites from the 80s and 90s.

Selective Soul also includes Mountain residents Gene Murray (guitar) and Tony Cappello (bass). Hamiltonian Steve Tomalty is the band’s permanent drummer, but temporary replacement Sam Urcioli will do the honours when Selective Soul plays on the peach festival main stage Aug. 26 from 7-8:30 p.m.

“We kept the name because people knew us and we started doing a mix of songs,” said Sokolich, who tailors setlists to match each venue.

The band plays an eclectic mix of styles ranging from country rock to classic rock, 80s retro, and even Disco Inferno if they’re playing a bar with a 50-and-over crowd.

If someone requests it, they can still belt out hits like Gel from the seminal 90s alternative band they started out covering.

When it comes to the bar and festival scene, Sokolich has found guests want to hear songs they know. For that reason, Selective Soul doesn’t play original music.

Lately, Sokolich has enjoyed a tremendous response to his cover versions of Tragically Hip songs, like New Orleans is Sinking, Little Bones and Ahead by a Century.

Selective Soul has been performing on the bar circuit, including the Powerhouse in Stoney Creek, and numerous ribfest events this summer, for up to 2,000 people.