The Souls are a Swiss alternative rock band formed in 2010 in Berne. The band consists of lead vocalist Jay Messerli, the two guitarists Luk Kipfer and Michael Finger as well as Dominik Grossenbacher on drums, bassist Rease Nydegger and Raly Scheuing on keys.
The band’s origins trace to their attendance at their school and playing together since their mid-teens. Throughout their musical career the band opened for several major acts and played most of the major festivals in Switzerland after releasing their debut album “Eyes Closed” in 2016 reaching number three in the Swiss charts. Beside touring in their homeland, the Ukraine and some of Europe, the band played shows in Singapore and the USA.
After playing over 450 shows in the last decade the band took some time off the spotlight. Their album "Queenie Pop" was written, recorded and produced mostly by the band itself. The record was released in autumn 2020 and went to no. 7 on the Swiss album charts. The long player "Too Good Too Go" was entirely produced and recorded by the band itself. It was released in march of 2023 and reached #9 on the Swiss album charts.
While touring with their latest creation, the band went to Eastcote Studios in London to work with Andy Wright and Gavin Goldberg to buckle down another record. While locked up for a month, they produced another long player ready to see the light of day.
FACTS & FIGURES
PAST GIG HIGHLIGHTS
Major festival tour through Switzerland (Montreux Jazz Festival Gurtenfestival, Gampel Open Air a.m.)
Shows in England, Germany, USA, Ukraine, Singapore, Italy, Austria
(Reeperbahn Festival, Musicmatters, Koktebel Jazzfestival, Musexpo a.m.)
Support for: Lenny Kravitz, Kodaline, The 1975, Silbermond, Joris
Most famous Fan: Gene Simmons from KISS
Played the famous Koktebel Jazz festival in 2015
Ukraine Tour in 2016 (Kiev, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk)
Around 500 people per show
Tour Management: Sasha Yerchenko
"Eyes Closed" reaching #3 on Swiss charts
Every longplayer in top 10 on Swiss charts
3.5m+ streams on "Close My Eyes"
over 550 gigs played
500 people per show in Switzerland
"Best Talent Award" on national radio SRF3
Facebook: 8.100 likes
Instagram: 3.300 followers
Spotify: +40k monthly listeners
While "Queenie Pop" was released in 2020 The Souls recorded another longplayer. The several Lockdowns were used to compose and record even more songs.
Their latest record "Too Good To Go" was released in March 2023, A nine song LP, which was created over the last two years.
Now The Souls are at a point were they're looking for new partners to collaborate with.