“Chasing the Half Moon” new album from Ohio’s Soul Chatter
Soul Chatter are a rock/Indie/folk band based in Cleveland, Ohio at the southern shore of Lake Erie.
The band consists of: Brian Stepien ( Song writer lyricist, vocals, piano ), Dale Schmitt ( Keyboards, horns, strings, bass ) , Jim Monica ( Guitars ), George Hart ( Drums ) and Mike Docy taking care of Sound engineering and production.
The Core members of Soul Chatter formed in the early 80’s under the name Progress In April but later changed their name to Soul Chatter. Frontman Brian Stepien says “ We were always an original band, keeping the core members and floating it players for instrumental needs like cello, trumpet, percussion etc”.
Soul Chatter are influenced by artists like Van Morrison, early Rolling Stones, early Elton John, CCR, Dire Straits, Jason Isbell and Counting Crows.
Soul Chatter’s music delivers movement, melody, dynamics, soul and lyrics that matter. Singer Brian Stepien says “ we lean heavily on real song structure, something that folks will get stuck in their heads and remember”. Soul Chatter’s music has been described as sophisticated, like Steely Dan by Geffen Records.
Their new album “Chasing The Half Moon” was produced by Mike Docy in Ohio and unleashes 9 new songs crafted in 2015/6. In their own words “These are songs dealing with the world that we all live in. There is both romance and isolation, caution and optimism, the stuff of the soul are all well-represented. The music is an energetic mix of traditional rock and roll with modern production values. We have taken the standard instrumentation and tossed in trumpet, cello, organ, even pizzicato strings”.
The melodic new single “ Chasing the Half Moon” is out now worldwide.