Listen to the debut album from the soul travelers "How does it feel?" released on June 9th, 2017.
Welcome to the booking preview page. The Soul Travelers are an acoustic band based in Amsterdam (guitar, pandeiro, singing, Saxophone, Bass, rap). Growing in notoriety throughout the Amsterdam music community, in the past 4 years and more than 175 shows, the Soul Travelers continue to conduct the ceremony around the country, from building in conjunction with organizations such as TEDxAmsterdam and Humanity in Action to lifting with festivals such as Beyond, Mandala, Magneet, Zeeland Jazz, Landjuweel, and Read My World Poetry at paradiso noord to name a few. Explore below for videos, links to all press and media, and our short bio. If you are interested in booking The Soul Travelers please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Guido Schotten at +31 651935216 (neth). See you soon.
“One of the best upcoming bands in town! Subtly blending different music genres, The Soul Travelers have the opportunity to unite generations, bringing together listeners of diverse ages and cultures, all in one place, in one unique performance, where the only thing the audience is asked to do is just ‘be’ and live in the moment.” – The Holland Times, September 2014
A Short biography of the soul travelers
The Soul Travelers are an acoustic band of masters of ceremony based in Amsterdam, bringing a combination of life-hop raps, folk, jazz and funky rhythms. Rapper Donnie Adams (from Chicago, US) met Dutch guitar player/producer Guido Schotten ten years ago while studying abroad in Amsterdam. Five years later Donnie moved to Amsterdam and, as G-DO & Xception, the duo would soon build up a reputation in the local hip-hop and jazz scene. The family unfolded like-minded musicians in Bernt Nellen (German percussionist) and Shishani Vranckx (Namibian/Belgian singer/songwriter) before they decided to venture together to Namibia, where Shishani is an endeared artist and activist. The organic sound of The Soul Travelers was born spontaneously on the beaches of the Namibian Atlantic, where the group simply had their favorite tools in tow; a guitar, pandeiro, and a song to share with the world. After returning to Amsterdam, the family continued to expand with Mark Nieuwenhuis on trumpet and, later, that bad man Koen van den Buuse on acoustic bass. The Soul Travelers continue to perform the ceremony around the country, from building in conjunction with organizations such as TEDxAmsterdam and Humanity in Action, to lifting with festivals such as Beyond, Magneet, Zeeland Jazz, Landjuweel, and Read My World Poetry at paradiso noord.
The debut album of The Soul Travelers, "How Does It Feel?" consists of raps to rewrite the modern myth over funky and moving acoustic compositions. Inspirations range drastically from the soul of artists such as D’Angelo and Yasiin Bey (f.k.a. Mos Def) to the folk of Nick Drake and Fela Kuti’s Afrobeat. After playing more than 175 shows over the past four years, The debut album “How Does It Feel?” is now available on all digital outlets, including Spotify and iTunes, and for purchase on Bandcamp.
A few of our PAST SHOWS...
-SEP 20, DORMSESSIONS, AMSTERDAM, NL
-AUG 13, LANDJUWEEL FESTIVAL AT RUIGOORD, NL
-JUL 24, ONDER DE BOOM FESTIVAL, ALKMAAR, NL
-JUL 03, VOLKSHOTEL BADPLAATS SESSION, AMSTERDAM, NL
-JUL 02, MANIFESTIVAL AT RUIGOORD, NL
-JUN 26, KONIJN EILAND FESTIVAL, KONIJN, NL
-JUN 25, GROOTE WEIVER FESTIVAL, WORMERVEER, NL
-JUN 24, CEUVEL UNPLUGGED, AMSTERDAM, NL
-JUN 18, ZEELAND JAZZ FESTIVAL, MIDDELBURG, NL
-JUN 10, SCOPOPHILIA FESTIVAL @ PARADISO NOORD, AMSTERDAM, NL
-MAY 16, RUIGOORD VURIGE TONGEN FESTIVAL, AMSTERDAM, NL
-APR 28, KONINGSDAG AT CAFE DE CEUVEL, AMSTERDAM, NL
-JAN 23, REFUGEE BENEFIT @ DE RAUWE SCHOOL, AMSTERDAM, NL