Their first release was “Listen” remixed by the Drizabone Soul Family , which stormed up the soul charts
SouLutions | Location: Newcastle
Founded in 2014 bei Louise Mehan and Steve Lee
SouLutions are a 8 piece band from Newcastle. Formed in 2014 by Steve Lee & Louise Mehan to showcase songs they had written over a 7 year period, they are heavily influenced by their love of Philly & Modern Soul. SouLutions have released their second Album “Thankful” in March 2018. You can only order it at their website or buy it at one of their live-gigs. Steve says: “Unfortunately, due to the minuscule return in revenue from the likes of Amazon, Apple, Spotify and other music download sites, Louise and I have made the decision to boycott these corporate pirates”.
Their first release was the “Listen” remixed by the Drizabone Soul Family , which stormed up the soul charts in 2014, played across the airways & was named UK Soul song of the year. It then spent 18 weeks in the Soul chart peaking at no 2, & No 1 on Solar’s chart. This track attracted rave reviews in both Europe & the USA. SouLutions were launched with a bang !
Following a worldwide publishing deal with Millbrand Music in 2015 , they followed up “Listen” with, “Mr Sun” & the dance floor smash “Philly Line” . Both well received by radio & critics. This led to their critically acclaimed, first album, “Destiny”, & 2 more single successes in “All your love” & Peridot.
Throughout this time the band have developed a fantastic live sound with experience gained from supporting Soul superstars like Jean Carne, Roy Ayers, The Dramatics & Tom Browne to name a few.
2016 saw another game changer released … “I got to Party” . After spending several weeks at no 2 in the Soul chart , it was further boosted when legendary DJ John Morales decided to remix it.
2017 brought them more success with their hit single Thankful reaching number 1 also, Due to the demands down south this lead to their first UK tour In the summer enjoying sell out shows in and around London as well as at the legendary Jazz cafe, SouLutions have recorded what many believe to be their best work to date in the single Thankful (now available) followed by their second album coming in March 2018. Their ambitions for the future are unlimited including appearing on Jools Holland & Louise recording a classic house vocal ! Expect to hear a lot more from SouLutions in the coming year .
About the new Album Thankful
” I feel that when people hear the new album they will hear how our music and production has improved since the release of Destiny. I have been more involved in the string arrangements and production and truly believe Steve and I have produced an album which reflects our love of Philadelphia Music but also has it’s own identity”