02.19.14: Seven Soul Unplugged

What has 14 legs, 2 beards, and multiple listeners across the Chicago radio airwaves? No, not some roving circus act that drifted into town. Give up? The answer is none other than your favorite band of guys and gals, Seven Soul!

Last week, we brought our unique talent and biting humor to the WIIT 88.9 FM  studio for the "Midday with K" show. Super fun! DJ Halfpint donned her journalism hat and asked about our humble beginnings, read fan questions and comments, and almost started a mini-battle for the "SoulMate Numero Uno" title (No worries, folks... there are plenty of regional titles to go around!). Before long, everyone was chatting (yeah, I know.. hard to imagine, right?), and before you know it, it's almost like we've teleported back to our rehearsal space in the basement.. let the sarcastic remark slinging begin! HA!

However, the best part of the interview had to be the three live acoustic numbers. We did an "unplugged" version of Fat-Bottom Girls (Queen), Hazy Shade of Winter (Bangles), and Paris (Grace Potter and the Nocturnals). Wow. Wait... let me rephrase that. WOW. Don't get me wrong, I really love the loud, rocking versions we do. But, just WOW to the crisp, clear harmonies and those acoustic beats from the guys. I get the feeling that's not the last time you'll hear some sweet, acoustic sounds from Seven Soul!

So, I don't know if it was the silly banter or the soulful songs, but we definitely caught the attention of at least a few listeners. First, some local WIIT listeners dropped by the studio about halfway through our segment to see us in person (thanks!). Later, we learned that we broke the record for the most live streams during the show... EVER. Nice, SoulMates! And, what's the biggest compliment any visitor can receive from a host? That's right... we were invited back. I guess the 'Midday with K" show and a couple of others show hosts like what they heard!

Not a bad way to spend rush hour on a Wednesday evening, eh?

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