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Koningsnacht 2018 at the Noordermarkt of Amsterdam performing "Waiting for a King"

Live at The George Tavern, London 2018

Performing “Technicolor Memories” live from Goal Music Group Studios

the soul traveler's debut album "How does it feel?" available on all streaming platforms and from bandcamp below

"WAITING FOR A KING" - THE LEAD VIDEO/SINGLE FROM THE SOUL TRAVELERS DEBUT ALBUM "HOW DOES IT FEEL?" DUE OUT JUNE 9TH 2017. 

The Soul Travelers navigate the musicverse with a transient ensemble rooted in voice, guitar, pandeiro, and trumpet sharing an acoustic sound of poetic raps wrapped in fabrics of folk, soul, and fun.

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A clip of "Lifted" and "Paint a Picture" The Ruigoord Salon for Vurige Tongen 2018.

The Soul Travelers performing at TedxAmsterdam on 27 November 2015. 

The Soul Travelers performing "Paint a Picture" live at The Sugar Factory on 26.2.2015.

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The Soul Travelers performing "What I Am" at Sofar Amsterdam on July 20th, 2014.

The Soul Travelers @ Rollende Keukens 2014

A short biography of the soul travelers

THE SOUL TRAVELERS ARE AN ACOUSTIC BAND BASED IN AMSTERDAM THAT BRINGS 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 STROKING 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 CHANNELED POETIC RAPS WITH A UNIVERSAL MESSAGE 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.

"One of the best upcoming bands in town, The Soul Travelers offer a unique experience, capturing their audience in the present and hypnotizing with their unique music and lyrics." - The Holland Times, September 2014

THE FIRST REVIEW OF THE SOUL TRAVELER'S EP "THE FIRST STEP" IS IN. THE REVIEW APPEARS IN The Holland Times AND WAS WRITTEN BY ATHENA ZAPOUNIDI AND CAN BE FOUND ONLINE IN PDF AND IN PRINT AROUND AMSTERDAM AND ESPECIALLY AT THE AMERICAN BOOK CENTER (YOU CAN ALSO CLICK ON THE PICTURE FOR A LARGER VIEW). 

On the road in Namibia, making a pit stop for some visuals.

Our first recording session in Swakopmund, Namibia before we knew we were The Soul Travelers (2013).


If you are interested in booking The Soul Travelers or want to know more about them or Goal Music Group: please contact us at goalmusicgroup@gmail.com