Ilosaarirock Festival 12th – 14th July 2013

Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators

Nicole Willis & the Soul Investigators

Released in February, Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators' second album Tortured Soul is like a ray of sunshine after long darkness – comforting, refreshing and full of lust for life. The album carries some of the finest cinematic soul songs ever written in Finland. Band's playing is stylish and minimalistic, while Willis conveys the impressive songs with depth and emotion. The album takes you on a journey through time, into the mystic 60s in America, filled with funk and soul. An era when music still mattered. The sexy, rhythmic groove of the group is ecstatic.

Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators released their previous album Keep Reachin' Up in 2005. After the album tour Nicole Willis focused on her art studies and the band was having a quiet period, but the music started to spread into suprising ways. The title song ended up into the official playlist of Barack Obama's presidential campaign, cheering up the Democrats in the elections.

The Soul Investigators' gig promises upbeat rhythm revelry, laidback lounging in the afternoon sun, and deep emotions in the spirit of Jackie Brown soundtrack. Perfect for Rento Stage!

Sat 13th July

Sun 14th July

Sulo Club Fri 12th July

Töminä Club Fri 12th July

English text and translations by Tiia Joensuu, Sanna Lötjönen, Maija Palojärvi, Inkamari Välitalo and Jani Ylönen.

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