The 38-year-old Bay Area-based singer, songwriter, engineer, producer, and band-leader (Monophonics) stands for authentic, handmade soul and follows artists like Lee Fields and the late Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley, who heralded the soul revival at the beginning of the 2000s.
“A Joyful Sound” is Kelly Finnigan’s third full-album production in just under two years (!), including his debut album “The Tales People Tell” and Monophonics’ most recent effort “It’s Only Us”. He is rapidly establishing himself as a key producer, songwriter, and performer in the current soul scene.
With an all-star supporting cast of who’s who from the contemporary soul scene this record is truly a family affair with Kelly at the wheel. Featuring members of Durand Jones & The Indications, The Dap-Kings, Ghost Funk Orchestra, Monophonics, Thee Sinseers, Orgone, Ikebe Shakedown, Jason Joshua & The Beholders, The True Loves, Neal Francis, Jungle Fire, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Ben Pirani, The Jive Turkeys, The Ironsides, The Harlem Gospel Travelers, Rudy De Anda, Alanna Royale, and more!
The label Colemine Records announces: “Inspired by records like Atlantic’s “Soul Christmas”, Phil Spector’s “A Christmas Gift For You” and Rotary Connection’s “Peace” this album will be a record that will appeal not only to lovers of holiday music, but lovers of Soul music in general!”
One thing is for sure: “A Joyful Sound” is definitely on the WEST COAST SOUL wish list.