Paul Stanley Uses His Side Project, Soul Station, to Revive the Great Era of Soul Music


KISS guitarist Paul Stanley has a soft spot for the great soul music of the 60's and 70's.

Stanley has said that the music was the first that he knew. "When I was a boy, before I ever saw the Who or Led Zeppelin, I saw Solomon Burke and Otis Redding. I saw the Temptations. Itís tragic to think that so many people are missing out on experiencing the power of so many great bands, artists and that incredible music."

That's why he has formed the band Soul Station in an attempt to expose people to the magic of R&B. "That music is part of the foundation of all the music Iíve made and Soul Station is my chance to celebrate it for a night thatís real and live."

Soul Station will play for one night only at Los Angeles' Roxy Theatre on September 11. As to what to expect, Stanley says "Whether itís the Stylistics, the Dramatics, the Temptations, Smokey and the Miracles, Blue Magic and on, these songs, arrangements and sound just blow you away. I donít play guitar in the band and we donít do a single KISS song. That's not what this is about. Itís magical to hear those songs played right and weíre making magic."

Soul Station includes Stanley, Rafael ďHoffaĒ Moreira (guitar & backing vocals), Sean Hurley (bass), Alex Alessandroni (keyboards), Ely Rise (keyboards), Eric Singer (drums & backing vocals), Ramon Yslas (percussion), Nelson Beato (backing vocals), Crystal Starr (backing vocals) and Ayana Layli (backing vocals).

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