Originally called "Unknowns", in 2003 Corrado De Fabritiis (guitar), Marco Recchiuti (bass) and Danilo Malatesta (drums) marked the genesis of a band a little later would become a reference point in the music scene in Abruzzo. With the almost immediate entry of Paolo Traini to the voice the band chose the name Sound of Soul. Carried by Corrado's extraordinary compositional skills the music of Sound of Soul, mainly in English, has evolved over time to embrace very different genres until eventually deconstructing musical canons themselves while maintaining a catchy melodic character.
The original lineup has remained unchanged except for the bassist who was replaced a few times, a role currently held by Matteo Carosi, old friend and fan of the band.
The Sound of Soul define themselves mainly as a "live band" and within the first months they reach the first important goals such as opening for "Nuove Tribù Zulu" and "Statuto" at the Roseto Arena 4 Palme and opening for "Assalti Frontali" at the Palasport Roseto.
Among other important concerts of the band's early period, there are shows at Indhastria Giulianova, at Teatro del mare in Montesilvano and the regional final of Emergenza festival at Galadhrim in Teramo. They are also hosts on a local TV for Anna Show.
In 2005, tired of the music scene in Abruzzo, the Sound of Soul decide to get closer to the Anglo-Saxon world, initially with London as destination, but later opting for Dublin, at the time in full social and artistic ferment. After a journey of six days 70s style with an old van full only of equipment and their own lives, they arrive in the Irish capital in early November ready to join the Dublin scene as soon as possible.
They begin attending almost immediately the rehearsal rooms The Factory (historical studio used by U2, David Bowie, Coors, etc …) and Temple Bar Music Centre in the heart of the city. It's not long before the band starts to perform in the historical venues of Dublin. The first performance takes place at Sin-è, twin of the famous New York venue, immediately followed by a concert at Eamonn Doran's, stage made famous by the Cranberries. The band begins to build up a new fan base and to perform gradually in all the main venues of the city.
Among all are especially noteworthy the concerts as headliners at The Village, Whelan's and Pravda, the participation in a sold out event sponsored by Phantom Radio at the Academy One, one of the most important venues in Ireland and the organization of a sold out charity concert at Think Tank in support of the city of L'Aquila after the 2009 earthquake.
In addition, the band participated in the Dublin Soul Festival at Cassidy's, was a guest of Balcony TV and has performed in other famous venues such as the Button Factory (formerly TBMC) or the Sugar Club.
In the course of their experience in Dublin they have come in contact with veterans of Irish music like Neil Mitchell (ex-Angels of Mons), with whom they recorded a demo at Jam Factory, same studio where they met Mark Greaney (formerly JJ72).
In 2010, due to personal and family events, the Sound of Soul decide to return to Italy and contribute with their new artistic maturity to the Italian music scene too. The band restarts from their origins, from Abruzzo, with a summer tour during which they perform at Music Festivals in Pineto and Cellino, Musicalmente Policastro festival in Campania, Notti Bianche in Roseto and Notaresco and gigs in Ortona and Avezzano. During the tour the band has reached the number 7 in the Myspace Italy indie charts, after Oasis and Zen Circus.
In 2011, Sound of Soul enter the studio to record their first official album. During the summer the band, still busy in the studio, performs some promotional concerts anticipating the album release. In late 2011 the video "Democrazia" is published on Youtube with 10000+ views within a week.
In April 2012 the album "Beauty" is released and will be followed by a tour and promotion via radio and web.