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.
Name: Stella Soul (Kentya & James)
# of Albums: 2
Latest Release: Cherry St. (2020)
Latest Single: You (Aug 27th)
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?
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:
Edinburgh was a street Kentya lived on and we created lots of music there together
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
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