About Soul Purpose
Soul Purpose is from Sarasota, Florida, USA.. A roots rock and reggae band of original, unsigned music. Eclectic by nature and fiercely independent this band of unschooled ruffians has proven over and over that people are interested in passion and excellence. Live shows prove to be exhilarating while their studio performances are able to corral their unbridled energy
Pat Monahan - Bass, Vocals, Keys, Guitar, Writer
Pat comes to this project from a longstanding Ohio and Florida rock band called Havoc. Years of traveling and national airplay from a contest won, has bought him back to Florida and in a fresh new project where he can flourish as the songwriter he is. Sure there have been other projects in-between, but none so motivating as this project. Pat says, I have never been in a band with better musicians, who know how to play off of each other so well.
Joe Freed - Drums, Vocals
Joe also comes from the Havoc line up and is well versed in many styles of drumming. Notably his double bass kick drum has been known to pound a few songs down everyones throat. A studied and masterful rhythm king, he takes each new song and crafts an irresistible beat. Vocally he adds the needed harmony to further intermingle beat with melody.
Al Owen - Guitar, Vocals, Writer
Al is an accomplished, published songwriter/producer that has produced some local projects ranging from punk to pop rock. You can bet he has had his hand in the Needful Things CD. He has been involved in several original bands over the years. Zion, Majesty, Rapid Pulse, Random Act, B-Movie just to name a few. He learned his craft like a lot of musicians, in church. He was even the director of music for a growing church in Lakewood Ranch FL. Even with all of this on his plate his love is the live show. My favorite thing about live performance is, I can take one of my songs, even if it has not been heard before, and have people singing and dancing to one of my songs!
Mike Hamad - Guitar,Bass, Keys, Vocals, Writer
Mike Hamad joins the porpoise as an accomplished songwriter, guitarist and vocalist. Coming from a family of musicians, his musical prowess is evident not only in his technical ability, but the emotional pull that gravitates towards his every note. A believer in understatement, Mike strives to be subtle, to augment and enhance rather than to bust through walls. He loves the Porpoise mix of ideas and sounds and the pursuit of creativity for its own sake ... and for the sake of making people groove.
Mike Silbaugh aka:Mikey, Guitar, Vocals, Writer
Michael Silbaugh was born in the mid 70's in Pittsburg, PA. He became involved in music at an early age, singing in school and church choirs, then took an interest in violin. Mike's father and uncle played guitar and he decided that he "wanted a piece of that". After discovering the talents of Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, and Eric Clapton, he was convinced that playing guitar was what he wanted to do. He practiced relentlessly, listened to his favorite music and learned as much as he could from the styles of several guitar players. His Dad saw how hard he practiced and how quickly he learned and encouraged Mike by telling him that maybe he would "make a difference in some kid's life one day."