“There is little doubt that Aljinovic is one of our best contemporary soul singers. His voice just drips with emotion but with this new set of songs he once again blows the listener away. ” – Malcolm Carter, PennyBlack Music, UK
“Soul Messengers’ sound is deeply rooted in soul, R&B and funk. It’s a sound that’s simultaneously dirty and luxurious.” Huffington Post
Soul revivalists, Soul Messengers, are a Sydney based Soul and RnB band. They have released 3 studio albums, with 2017’s Vision & Faith reaching #5 on the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay chart. Their previous albums, 2013’s ‘I’m Alive’, and 2015’s ‘Dirty Soul’ also garnered great reviews and nationwide radio play, with ‘Dirty Soul’ featuring as Sydney Jazz and Blues radio station Eastside Radio’s album of the week.
Previously known as Chich and The Soul Messengers, the Sydney based bluesy-soul revivalists present a dynamite live show honed at regular gigs in Sydney and surrounds, the band having played over 90 shows since 2014 at venues such as Sydney’s The Basement, Marrickville’s Lazybones and Newtown’s Leadbelly.
In addition to performing regular shows Soul Messengers have been added to NSW festivals Double Bay Street Festival and The Northern Beaches Music Festival in multiple years. Add in past residencies at Enmore’s Vic on the Park, Marrickville’s Gasoline Pony and Newtown’s Botany View Hotel and you have one of Sydney’s most booked originals bands.
Soul Messengers are Rich Aljinovic (vocals, guitar), Simon Morel (guitar), Dave Kirby (drums) and Victor Balconi (Bass). They love to play live and are intent on spreading their soul manifesto. With a great rhythm section and happening lead guitarist behind him, Rich feels free to let go and enjoy the moment, freeing his gutsy, soul drenched voice to float between grooving rock ‘n’ soul to sweet sultry ballads.