SoulTonic is an acoustic quartet that fuses rock, folk and soul into a unique, lush and rhythmic sound all our own. Our standout original tunes and creative reinterpretations of classics and contemporaries are meant to be heard, seen and felt. We're working on our first full album of original music while paying tribute to traditional soul and folk icons and more recent indie folk alternative influences, including John Mayer, Marvin Gaye, Chaka Khan, Shawn Colvin, The Eagles, Bonnie Raitt and others. Audiences love the band's energy, performance style, rich layered vocals, superb musicianship and eclectic set list. Based in Fairfield County, Connecticut, SoulTonic performs at local venues, music festivals and concert series, community events, house concerts and private parties.
// guitar, vocals
Nancy grew up playing classical piano, clarinet and guitar, but turned her attention to singing and songwriting in the late 90’s. In 2013, Nancy became lead vocalist for Hindsight, a guitar-based trio whose set list includes both originals and covers from a wide range of artists including Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, The Beatles, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and Dave Mason. SoulTonic represents an oasis of
creative partnership and friendship: “It not only gives me the rare opportunity to write and perform original songs with gifted musicians, it allows me to do so with people I love being around. It doesn’t get
any better than this.” Nancy plays a Breedlove guitar.
// guitar, vocals
Scott is a self-taught guitarist / singer / songwriter and has been playing guitar since he was eight years old. He has two albums to his credit with his philanthropic project Acoustic Wilton which showcased both adult and student artists raising money for local causes. Scott currently serves on the board of directors for Kids Empowered by Your Support (KEYS) providing music instruction to disadvantaged students in the Bridgeport, CT school system. Scott's music is heavily influenced by Michael Hedges, Indigo
Girls, Marvin Gaye and Little Feat. He plays Taylor, Breedlove, Collings and Maton acoustic guitars.
// bass, vocals
Dan started on piano, switched to guitar when he first heard Led Zeppelin, but became a bass player when the only bassist in his high school graduated and left the jazz ensemble bass-less. What initially started as a favor to the band director has become a lifelong musical passion. Dan has played and composed his entire life and he's involved in a number of musical endeavors, but the rapport, the music and vibe of this organic acoustic soul project are a special kind of alchemy. “It’s a bit of lightning in a bottle and I’m privileged to help bring it to life.” Dan has a whole mess of basses, but is really enjoying playing his Warwick Alien 6-string fretless acoustic bass in SoulTonic.
// percussion, vocals
James began as a self-taught drummer by grooving to classic rock records in high school before earning music performance degrees from SUNY Purchase and
Yale. Additional formal studies include drum set, middle eastern and African percussion. James has performed with dance troupes, Broadway tours, regional theatres and orchestras. James currently teaches for the Darien Public Schools. He composes music and presents at workshops while continuing his passion for performance. James also plays regularly with a jazz trio and a Sephardic group, but "playing percussion with SoulTonic is a wonderful part of this joyous musical journey." James plays an LP Americana Birch cajon, LP Giovanni Hidalgo bongos, and Box Percussion shakers.