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The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble – The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble


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The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble – The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble


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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. – Colemine Records

 “Solid West Coast grooves from San Diego, California, The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble neatly play their way through 12 cool and deep instrumental numbers. Taking on a variety of different styles, the band master stripped down funk on “Laying Low”, afro funk on “The Hunt” and choppy funk on “Strollin’ Adams”. There’s even the sound of 1960’s London thrown in on the groovy “Funky River” but its really all about the sunny and cinematic sound as exemplified on “City Heights” – a solid dance floor stroll with a really uplifting sunshine vibe which shows the West Coast can hold their own alongside East Coast favourites such as Menahan Street Band or The Expressions. The band prove to be just as versatile as their sound, giving each other space to play some nice solos and drop-outs on this latest release from Ohio’s fantastic Colemine Records. Don’t sleep on this one.” – Funkalicious UK

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The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble


The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble


Colemine Records


Vinyl, LP, Album, 180 gram



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Jazz, Funk / Soul


Soul, Funk, Soul-Jazz

Catalog No:

CLMN 12011