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35 Railroad Avenue, Westerly, RI 02891 (Misquamicut) | (401) 315-5070

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02 July

Soul Shot Album Release Show


Friday, July 2, 2021 at 9:00pm

The Knickerbocker Music Center. 35 Railroad Avenue, Westerly, RI 02891

Live Music

The Players—

David “Daveydread” Turano on bass, David Prout-guitar, Rob Liguori alto, tenor and flute Frank Moniz tenor sax, Grayson Farmer on trumpet, Mark Berney on trumpet, Thom O’Brien rhythm guitar and vocals, Dion Knibb-vocals, Eric Williams-vocals, Ken Stewart on keys, Rider McCoy on Keys, Krys Jackson on drums ,and Zeke Carlson on percussion.

Band portfolios—

All the veterans have lengthy and impressive portfolios, the most notable that of Ken Stewart who has spent over 20 years as keyboardist and manager of the world famous SKATALITES, doing numerous recordings . Dion Knibb, guest vocalist, son of the late legendary drummer Lloyd Knibb, has recorded in Ja with the Fab 5 and has toured the US with the SKATALITES. Thom O’Brien , singer/songwriter of the group has penned over 100 songs. Mark Berney also spent 3 years touring and recording with the SKATALITES. He also plays coronet for the Klezmer Conservatory Band and has performed with Izak Perlman and Aretha Franklin and is a regular with the 10 Ft. Ganga Plant Band.

Band History—

The band was formed in 2003, playing clubs and festivals around New England and the New York area. We recorded our first album, THE ECHOBASS SESSONS in 2005, recorded live to ¼ inch tape! In 2010 we released our second album, SHOT HEARD ROUND THE WORLD,consisting of nine originals and 5 cover tunes, five composed by Thom O’Brien.

In 2008 Soulshot was invited to perform on the small stage at the Jazz and Blues Festival in Montego Bay, Ja. and so impressed the management that they were called back in 2009 to perform on the MAIN STAGE along side the likes of Lionel Ritchie, The O’Jays, Chicago, Maxi Priest and many more! While in Ja in 2008 Soulshot also appeared at the Black Mystory Concert in Kingston and at several other venues about the country.

Soulshot has been the backing band for Jamacian legend Ernie Smith on many occasions and has also backed the legendary Alton Ellis at the Rhode Island Reggae Festival, (Alton put a video from this performance on his website before he passed), Roger Robin from the UK, Doreen Shaffer, queen of Ska, and touring vocalist with the Skatalites, and Dalton “Screwdriver” Lindo on several occasions.

Current News—


Lots of new ORIGINAL MATERIAL from TOM O'BRIEN. Two new tracks and some wicked horn arrangements from MARK BERNEY Two new tracks from Reggae Legend ERNIE SMITH and contributions on the album from local legends DUKE ROBILLARD, TONY LAMB, FRED "PROFESSOR ROOTS" JACKSON , Root Steady's JIMMY MURRAY and Also a Mark Berney original track featuring legendary Reggae guitarist ANDY BASSFORD who will be playing the entire set with Soulshot.

Show: 9p | Doors: 8p
Tickets: $15 *Limited ticket sales. ($2 Service Charge Included With Online Tickets. All sales are final, no ticket refunds or exchanges.)

Please Note: The Knickerbocker will be following any covid restrictions that are still in place when we reopen. Shows listed with "limited tickets" will be at 50% capacity.

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