Original Alternative Funk/Jazz Band SOUNDOCTRINE first appeared at The Northeastern Ohio Gospel Music Connection in January 2002. Two weeks later they opened for Grammy Winner
Bobby “Blue” Bland. The group has consistently recorded and performed throughout Northern Ohio, Western P.A., Kentucky & Maryland and in to New York state.
SOUNDOCTRINE’S award winning debut CD “PERSEVERANCE,” released on their NIAYANA RECORDINGS Label earned the band the 2003 Nu Soul Album of the Year from Soul Patrol. Their follow up “SD Live!!!” continues to receive solid support throughout the global Indie Artist community. The band’s third album entitled “ENDURANCE” was released to international rave reviews and was also chosen #3 Best Jazz Funk Album of 2006 by Soul Patrol. The album offered up three tunes which are still in rotation on The Weather Channel, featuring the Jim Couchenour penned “Smallmouth Bass” remixed by Smooth Jazz Legend, Bob Baldwin. “Chi Tea” remains the theme song for WFMJ-TV21’s Community Connection since its release.
SOUNDOCTRINE has been nominated as Best Jazz Artist by the 2004 American Gospel Music Awards. They are a 2006 Capital Jazz Fest Finalist and have performed at Cleveland’s famed Rock and Roll Museum as part of WZAK 93.1 FM’s “Rock and Soul Day.”
SOUNDOCTRINE was the Host Band for Soul Patrol’s 2007 Black Heritage Festival in Philadelphia, PA and performed with the legendary Delfonics, Angel Woodruff, Michael Henderson, Gordon Chambers, Sonnyboy and Marlon Saunders.
Their music and 2002 Border’s Blitz Tour, documented by noted Filmmaker, Art Byrd was accepted as a finalist into the Hollywood Black Film Festival. The film was featured throughout the event in Hollywood, CA in June 2004.
SOUNDOCTRINE expanded their label in August 2009 to include eight other artists and released a Compilation CD in January 2010. Their fourth project, “INSPIRE” will be released on 10/10/10.