The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble

Heavy Funk & Soul

The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble

Pacific Haze

Thu 10.18.18

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm


This event is 21 and over

The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble
The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble
The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble is a heavy, original, instrumental soul band based in San Diego. They draw influence from the masters of the style from the past and modern day, including: The Meters, Isaac Hayes, El Michels Affair, Mulatu Astatke, Budos Band, The Nite Liters, Menahan Street Band, Fela Kuti, and The Poets of Rhythm. In June of 2015 they released their debut self titled album on Colemine Records. The album was very well received and made many "Best of 2015" lists including Reddit, Staf Magazine, and KMHD. The album also won a San Diego Music Award. SFSE has shared the stage with Lee Fields and the Expressions, New Mastersounds, Monophonics, Kamasi Washington, and many other touring bands. They perform live regularly all over California and beyond.

Tim Felten - Organ and Electric Piano
Jesse Audelo - Bari Sax and Flute
Peter "D" Williams - Drums
Matthew LaBarber - Bass
Diego Velasquez - Percussion
Nicholas Costa - Guitar
Sheryll Felten - Shekere
Robert Dove - Tenor Sax
Pacific Haze
Pacific Haze
Southern California rock'n'roll with blues on the side, a twist of funk, and all wrapped up in jam.

Formed in 2013 out of the ashes of successful Santa Barbara-based band, Sprout, comes an explosive musical endeavor - Pacific Haze. Five soulful minds developing an undeniable musical chemistry; Pacific Haze infuses elements of American musical heritage - Delta blues, soul, southern rock, jazz, funk, and more.

A syndicate of six superfluously shady souls, slyly sewing together solid chemistry to vivaciously communicate the variable emotional spectrum through the vivified velocity of mind altering tube amplification. Meanwhile romping their rag tag crew of scoundrels across the treacherous American roadway aboard an inter-vortex traversing mothership.
Accompanied by a pack of hounds, revelers, riotous ramblers- they've set out to spread the weirdest possible positive trip.

Pacific Haze infuses elements of American musical heritage, with new and ever-evolving modern genres, in hopes to bring the soles of all feet into an even dancing playing-field. A regional touring and recording act since 2013, hailing from the lazy shores of Santa Barbara, CA.
Venue Information:
SOhO Restaurant and Music Club
1221 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101