Soul Friends project started in Warsaw initiated by Marek Gołębiewski (Restless) and Mirek Gil (Believe, Mr.Gil, ex-Collage). Record comprises of original compositions of Marek Gołębiewski responsible for music, lyrics, all guitars arrangements and vocals. Rhytm section is Robert Qba Kubajek (Róże Europy, Hetman, Closterkeller, TrzyCzwarte, AllMyLife Dive, Believe, Mr Gil) and Michał Zawadzki (Restless, Antigama).
Soul Friends music is marked by Marek’s everlasting fascination for american southern sounds, full of juicy guitar sounds, emotional solo parts, addictive melodies and most of all guitars harmonies . Likes as Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Outlaws, The Black Crowes also american rock classics – The Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Cinderella, Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shephard, Neil Young etc hand in hand with modern american coutry: Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and many others.
Title of the project reflects on the exceptional time of the recording sessions, not only pure musical moments shared together but also countless hours of discussions and special atmosphere of those days.
The project name – Soul Friends – means Friends connected by similar feeling and understading of music, emotions, passion and joy, shortly Common Musical Soul. The title „Travellin’ High and Low” invites to stories presented in lyrics. Without pathos, lyrics show basic emotions that each of us faces during one’s life journey.
Songs were recorded in Gil Studio, music producer and mix by Mirek Gil. Master of CD by Steve Corrao at Sage Audio Studio in Nashville.
Soul Friends are:
Marek Willie Gołębiewski – music, lyrics, guitars and vocals
Robert Qba Kubajek – drums and rhytm arrangements
Michał Majkel Zawadzki – bass
Mirek Gil – producer and mixing
1 Southern Soul
2 Give Me a reason
3 Travellin’ High & Low
4 At Least
5 Why Don’t You
6 Wild & Free
7 Be Brave
8 Under Steel
9 State of Play
10 Freedom Ahead
11 Heart & Soul
12 Young Heart