"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 performing at TedxAmsterdam on 27 November 2015. 

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

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

upcoming shows

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.

A nice recording session in Swakopmund, Namibia.

some 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

2015

-NOV 27, TEDXAMSTERDAM @ SCHIPHOL, AMSTERDAM, NL

-NOV 21, GEORGIE'S WINTERGARDEN FEST., RUIGOORD, AMSTERDAM, NL

-OCT 3, PARADISO NOORD, READ MY WORLD POETRY FEST., AMSTERDAM, NL

-SEP 26, DROEFFEST @ DROEVENDAAL, WAGENINGEN, NL

-SEP 6, NOORDERPARK FESTIVAL, AMSTERDAM, NL

-AUG 24, ZWERFLANK FESTIVAL, AMSTERDAM, NL

-AUG 21, BENEFIT FOR ADM @ RADION, AMSTERDAM, NL

-AUG 14, PLUK DE NACHT, OPEN AIR FILM FEST., AMSTERDAM, NL

-AUG 1, LANDJUWEEL FESTIVAL, RUIGOORD, AMSTERDAM, NL

- JUL 5, VOLKSHOTEL, BADPLAATS SESSIONS, AMSTERDAM, NL

-MAY 08, OCCII - ALERTA ALERTA FESTIVAL, AMSTERDAM, NL

-MAY 5, PARADISO NOORD - BRUG OVER HET IJ, AMSTERDAM, NL

-APR 27, KONINGSDAG @ WESTERGASFABRIEK, AMSTERDAM, NL 

-APR 18, RECORD STORE DAY @ RECORD FRIEND, AMSTERDAM, NL

-MAR 8, SECOND SUNDAY @ JONES CAFE, AMSTERDAM, NL

-FEB 26, THE SUGAR FACTORY, AMSTERDAM, NL

-FEB 21, DE FLUX, ZAANDAM, NL

-FEB 7, DE VRANKRIJK, 5 JAAR RAUWE SCHOOL, AMSTERDAM, NL

-JAN 18, DE BALIE, MLK DAY W/ HUMANITY IN ACTION, AMSTERDAM, NL

2014

-DEC 12, WINSTON KINGDOM, AMSTERDAM, NL

-NOV 15, PODIUM MOZAIEK, AMSTERDAM, NL

-OCT 31, UIT DE STEIGERS, PLLEK 2.5, AMSTERDAM, NL

-OCT 2. CAFÉ SOUNDGARDEN, AMSTERDAM, NL

-SEP 13, READ MY WORLD FESTIVAL, AMSTERDAM, NL

-AUG 31, PLEKK, AMSTERDAM, NL

-AUG 28, ZWERFLANK FESTIVAL, AMSTERDAM, NL

-AUG 23, MAGNEET FESTIVAL, AMSTERDAM, NL

-JUL 20, SOFAR SOUNDS @ CAFE RUIMTE, AMSTERDAM, NL

-JUL 14, DWAZE ZAKEN, AMSTERDAM, NL

-JUN 29, PLEKK, AMSTERDAM, NL

-JUN 28, DE GROTE WEIVER ZOMERFESTIVAL, WORMERVEER, NL

-JUN 13, BINNENPLAATS FESTIVAL, AMSTERDAM, NL

-MAY 31, FIRE FESTIVAL, HOORN, NL

-MAY 29, ROLLENDE KEUKENS FESTIVAL, AMSTERDAM, NL

-MAY 16, MUSICIAN SHOWCASE, IN POSTKAMER, AMSTERDAM, NL

-MAY 12, WATERHOLE, AMSTERDAM, NL

-APR 26, NDSM VRIJHAVEN FESTIVAL, AMSTERDAM, NL

-APR 5, RAUWE SCHOOL, IN VRANKRIJK, AMSTERDAM, NL

-MAR 24, ZAAL 100, AMSTERDAM, NL

-FEB 25, THE MIXTUP PROJECT, AMSTERDAM, NL

2013

-DEC 28, NID FAIR, NAMIBIAN INSTITUTE FOR DEMOCRACY, OSHAKATI, NAMIBIA

-DEC 26, NEW YEARS FEST AT BENNIE'S ENTERTAINMENT, ONGWEDIVA, NAMIBIA

-DEC 23, DESERT TAVERN, SWAKOPMUND, NAMIBIA

-DEC 23, INFINITY LOUNGE, SWAKOPMUND, NAMIBIA

-DEC 20, GARLIC & FLOWERS, CAPANA SOUL SESSIONS, WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA

-DEC 13, WAREHOUSE THEATRE, WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA

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If you are interested in booking The Soul Travelers or want to know more about them and their music collective Goal Music Group: please contact them at goalmusicgroup@gmail.com, or call the phone number +31 651935216