“Five Minutes With” Vancouver Neo-Soul/Pop group Stella Soul

Stella Soul is all about serving up classic jazzy, soulful sounds with a contemporary pop twist. Whether in a club, a cafe, private parties, or in a hotel lounge, this two-piece band brings high energy and good vibes wherever the night may be.

Stella Soul’s unique & uplifting fusion of jazz and soul instrumentals, layered with alt-pop vocals and electronic elements get audiences from all ages and music tastes moving in their seats and grooving on the dance floor. Drawing inspiration from musical influences such as Pink Floyd, Masego, Anderson Paak, and Louis the Child, this Vancouver-based trifecta is composed of Kentya Kurban on vocals and James Red on vocals and keys. They hire amazing session players who play bass, guitar, drums and saxophone.

Vancouver Neo-Soul/Pop group Stella Soul

Name: Stella Soul (Kentya & James)

Genre: Neo-Soul/Pop

Founded: 2017

# of Albums: 2

Latest Release: Cherry St. (2020)

Latest Single: You (Aug 27th)

Latest Video:

Favourite musician as a teenager:

Pink Floyd for James & Michael Jackson for Kentya

Favourite musician now:

So hard to just choose one, we love so many creative artists

Guilty Pleasure Song:

Is this a guilty pleasure? Finally – CeCe Peniston

Live Show Ritual:

Deep Breathes, blowing through a straw for our vocals and lots of liquids.

Favourite local artist:

Dakota Bear, Missy D

EP or LP?


Early bird or night owl?

both haha

Road or studio?


Any shows or albums coming up?

We have a single that dropped August 27th called You, but we also have a new project coming out soon with 3 live off the floor videos.

Favourite local Restaurant:

Jam Cafe

Favourite Street?

Edinburgh was a street Kentya lived on and we created lots of music there together

Favourite Park?

Can we say Lynn Valley Canyon? So beautiful out there!

Favourite Music Venue?

Guilt & Co

Favourite Vancouver Staple?

Any beach in Vancouver is a staple

Where can we follow you?

Website | Facebook | Twitter |Instagram