// Origin: CROATIA
// Genres: Soul/R'N'B/Funk/Neosoul/Jazz/African
// Years Active: 2019 -
SoulBeat is the spontaneity, honesty and freedom of musical expression. Serving and respect for music is a core value of all SoulBeat members. The story of SoulBeat started a long time ago, when the members of the group did not yet know each other, but each one dreamed and had a vision of the harmonious and rhythmic sound of music, which emerges spontaneously released from the soul and guided by the rhythm of the heart.
SoulBeat is a project where rhythm and vocal are intertwined (Commi Balde is a percussionist, singer and composer, and in his native Senegal was born into a family of musicians and from a young age devoted to music, Zoran Puljek is a rock and jazz singer, self-taught and casual beatboxer, forced to experiment due to lack of formal education, Ivana Galic, one of the most professional and versatile professional vocalists in the area with international accolades (Royal College of Music, London Vocal Performance, Atlanta International Gospel Soul Artist Award - Women of Excellence, 2018; winning the competition) Traditional Broadway Jazz, gala concert at the Stern Carnegie Hall 2018, etc.) with Darko Horvat, a versatile guitar player of all kinds of musical styles, a rich musical path with a number of top collaborations and Mario Jagec, versatile multi-instrumentalist, with a degree in classical academy in Graz, Austria. All members of the band have performed on numerous stages in Croatia and abroad, made numerous collaborations with other prominent local and international musicians, received various awards and recognitions, excelled in teaching and contributed to the promotion of culture through various organizations.
SoulBeat offers one new refreshed sound, rich in vocal - instrumental dialogues and jazz improvisations woven into famous soul, funk, blues and r'n’b pop songs by Prince, S.Wonder, M.Jackson, A. Franklin, Ann Peebles and more recent names like soul singer Sharon Jones. If you want to enjoy top-notch performance full of positive energy and interesting improvisational moments, SoulBeat is for you.