Thanks to Hebe Music for the great article from this past Sunday! Join us at Hollystock 2015 in downtown Mount Holly, NJ -- we have some VERY special surprises for you! All ages, and our set is at 8:45 pm on the Lucas Auto Group Stage.
Read the article to learn more about yours truly here.
HAD A GREAT SHOW LAST NIGHT at THE BRIGHTON BAR!
Thank yu to everyone who came out to see us and The Love Me Nots in Long Branch, NJ...it was an electrifying night! We'll be doing some more shows and maybe even a few surprises coming up with them--one of our favorite bands. And it was great meeting The Detroit Cobras on Friday night at WFMU FM's Monty Hall as well! All pics below....
HOLLYSTOCK SET TIME ANNOUNCED!!!!
Soraia will be playing the Lucas Auto Group Stage at 8:45 pm...so we will see you there! In the meantime, we are set to record the bonus single for our vinyl release in the next couple weeks, and we have a few more exciting announcements coming very soon. Stay tuned, and have a great July!
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Thanks for the great article Hebe! Come see us at Hollystock 2015 on August 8th in downtown Mout Holly, NJ. Set time is 8:45 pm. We will have a lot of surprises for you!
Join us Saturday, July 18th at The Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ for a garage rock n roll show you won't soon forget!!! And hear our newest song "Electrocutioner" which we just debuted this past Friday night. You said you loved it, so love it again! And you'll get to see us with one of our favorit-est bands ever, The Love Me Not's from Pheonix, AZ: we played with them for the first time this past November, and it was the BEST. Don't miss this one. They only come around once or twice a year, so get yourself over to Brighton and go to the beach next day, if you're so inclined....
The event is 18+ and advance tickets are only $7!! Doors at 8 pm, and bands start then. See you at the beach Saturday night!
We juuuuuuuust finished final mixes for our upcoming EP release, which we'll reveal the title to you later this week;) Go to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for constant pics and updates on the record, as well as all things Soraia!
We can't wait to share it with you, we're working on even newer songs now, aaaaand booking the official Soraia EP release show as we speak! We're trying for an all ages release and an acoustic release, too! Stay tuned for more! Steve LaFashia did an AMAZING job of engineering and mixing these songs, too! Keep an eye on the "SHOWS" for more coming soon....
WHAT A GREAT WEEKEND OF SHOWS. And this, too:
We hit 900 Twitter followers this weekend. We hit 3500 Facebook followers this weekend. And an even bigger one: WE HIT 20,000 VIEWS ON OUR "(I'M NOT) LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE" VIDEO!!! It's been a weekend of great achievement in Soraia-Land! We thank you, always, for your undying loyalty and support. We love you!
In other news, we are finishing up in the studio this week all the mixing for our next EP release. We'll reveal the title soon....and more! Stay Tuned!
THANK YOU for the press on our show tomorrow night at Upstairs at Kung Fu Necktie! Thank you to Jenny DeHuff of The Philadelphia Daily News and Andy Vineburg of The Bucks County Courier Times. It looks like an event not to be missed!!
So you should pick up a copy of today's edition of "The Philadelphia Daily News", since your friendly neighborhood Soraia fiends will be in it! It's mostly to promote this Friday's show at Kung Fu Necktie, but there's also l'autre tiny tidbits of Soraia trivia in there...check it out. Thanks to columnist, Jenny DeHuff!
(Photo by Beth Herzhaft Photography)
I feel like we haven't updated this in a long while, so here we go!
First! The new EP is coming along mighty fine---very excited to share it with you this fall! And in the meantime, we maaaaaaay be releasing the single sometime this summer. So keep your eyes and ears on here and our other social media sites to the right there, and you'll get all the Soraia info you need.
Back in the studio tonight to finish vocals and add some cello to "Radio Sister", then, two of our next shows I'm really excited about the lineup's!!!
This Friday, June 12th at Siren Records in Doylestown, PA, we are playing an all ages, FREE event with Joe Jack Talcum (The Dead Milkmen), Scott Reynolds (All), and Toy Cannons. Soraia acoustic set at 8 pm. GREAT record store!
THEN...we play our first full-on electrifying electric show at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia on Friday, June 19th! What a great lineup, too! The Droogettes, The Doughboys, and Knif are joining us on that one.
Get your tickets in advance at the links in our "TOUR" section!
See you on the road!
DO NOT MISS THIS!!!!
Soraia Returns from our brief performing hiatus for some Live Music, Tales of International Adventure, and a Vampire Western! All this, accompanied by food and drinks.
Yes, Yes, Y'all.
We return to our favorite haunt, Iron Will Tattoo Club in Glenside, PA, for an enchanting event sure to knock the wind out of your gullet.
We have new songs, old songs, middle aged songs, and a surprise song or two. Also, a couple tales from ZouZou's world travels to Ancient Egypt and Rome to accompany an acoustic set you sure won't forget!!
Drinks, popcorn, and a grand Vampire Western by breakthrough director Ana Lily Amirpour: "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night".
If you miss this--you are a fool, man.
Doors at 8 pm, Soraia at 8:30 PM, film at 10 pm. And if Sam Sea's indescribably delicious popcorn isn't good enough for you---grab a slice from next door and sit and watch a great film with us.
$5 for all this?!?!?! YES.
$5 *** 8 PM *** All Ages, 21+ to drink.
After her great international trek to ancient lands, ZouZou is back and ready to rock n roll! Our next show is the party for her return:
Soraia: It's Alive!
Where, you ask? Well, at the greatest place on earth! Iron Will Tattoo Club for an acoustic, intimate, intense, interactive show -- followed by stories of international adventures, new songs filled with more stories of the lyric, melody, and music creation, and a great film to end the night's celebration that indeed fits the night's theme. Which we will happily announce to you at the end of the weekend. $5, all ages, and free food and popcorn for the film afterwards. More details on this once-in-a-blue-moon event coming in just a mere few days....we miss you!
Here's a great interiew we did with 50thirdand3rd. Thanks, Scott!
Recording in the studio and listening parties! We've been busy!
We recorded "Paper Man" and "Beggar" this past Sunday -- and then we headed into New York City at Renegade Nation Studios to celebrate the beautiful legend Darlene Love's new album as produced by Little Steven Van Zandt---a good friend and producer of Soraia himself!
It's been a busy few days, so we certainly hope you celebrate with us at our show at The Living Room at The Record Collector this Friday, April 24th. Doors at 7:30 pm, VertiGoGo at 8 pm, and Soraia at 9 pm. We'll be debuting our newest song "Beggar" for the first time ever at this show! Get your tickets for $12 ADV HERE
Below are some pics of the event at The Underground Garage the other day, and a few others!
THANK YOU to Genaro at Radio Doble Nueve 99.1 FM Radio in Peru for the awesome interview they posted to their Facebook site here! If you cannot read Spanish, feel free to translate with the many translators online. He asked ZouZou about the band's start, plans to tour in Peru later this year, and the upcoming EP set for release late summer/early Fall 2015!
Entrevista a Zouzou Mansour, vocalista de la banda Soraia
Soraia es una banda que tiene en rotación el tema "(I’m not) like everybody else" y después de permanecer varias semanas en la lista de The Most Played llegó a ubicarse como la número 1. Hace 2 semanas establecí contacto con Zouzou Mansour que es la cantante de la banda y le solicité una entrevista, a la cual accedió gentilmente.
¿Cuándo y dónde se formó Soraia?
Soraia fue formado originalmente a finales de 2004, después de haber tocado en una serie de micrófonos abiertos (noche de talentos) y pequeños espectáculos a lo largo de la zona de Philadelfia con varios diferentes músicos. Finalmente, yo sabía que quería ser parte de un grupo comprometido. Yo quería una familia de músicos que amaban la música como yo. Así, Soraia nació en Philadelphia (Pennsylvania).
¿Cómo definirías el estilo musical de la banda?
Estamos influenciados por el rock de garaje, el blues y el rock 'n' roll. Bandas como The Sonics, The Ramones, Howlin 'Wolf, Joan Jett, The Doors a bandas como The Pixies, The Dead Weather, y Jack White. Nuestra melodía procede de muchas fuentes diferentes. Así que somos definitivamente crudos, puro rock 'n' roll que puedes cantar y bailar.
THIS FRIDAY, April 10th!!
It's our last Philadelpia show until this summer (late June to be exact!). So get yourself out to this show! It's going to be KILLER. We are recording the live audio from it for future use on a live CD, so we need your **L-U-N-G**P-O-W-E-R*!!!! Briiiiing it.
Details here---and it WILL BE a real rock 'n' roll adventure:
The Ruba Club Late Night Concert Series with Soraia and Emily Danger
Pre-Sale $8* Day of show tickets $10 * Doors at 9:30PM *
Game Scoop Podcast #336 is L-I-V-E! With the "Love Like Voodoo (Demon Dance Remix)" by DJ Daemon Hatfield and mastered by Dennis Mortensen! Check it out: It plays at the end of the show!
More debuts of the "Love Like Voodoo(Demon Dance Remix)"coming this week---we'll let you know when and where you can listen again. Thanks to Daemon Hatfield for the cool shoutout at the end of the show!
Our brand new release "The Lucky 3": three "Love Like Voodoo" singles, including the brand new "Demon Dance Remix" by DJ Daemon Hatfield is available for $1.99 in ITunes NOW!!!
In honor of our release -- and our first ever club mix of a Soraia song -- we have 13 special edition Voodoo Dance Dolls available later today in our store. I'll post when they're ready to go...GO GET YOUR VERY SPECIAL, UNIQUE SORAIA EP (at the store link below)!
***TOMORROW!!!!!***FRIDAY, MARCH 13th***SPECIAL VOODOO RELEASE!!!***SPECIAL VOODOO RELEASE!!!***
We are digitally releasing 3---the "Lucky 3 singles"--- available THIS Friday, March 13th: Three singles of "Love Like Voodoo", including the new "Love Like Voodoo: Demon Dance Remix" club version of our song!
This digipak with cover art will be available for "download only" from ITUNES on Friday, March 13th. Two Voodoo singles, including a re-release of the "Love Like Voodoo" single from "In the Valley of Love and Guns" and releasing -- for the first time ever -- the "Love Like Voodoo" single from "Soraia Lives!" *PLUS* the brand new, unreleased "Demon Dance Remix" single remix by DJ Daemon Hatfield ! All for only $1.99!!! We'll let you know when you can go get 'em!(Illustration below by Travis Smith)
ALSO!!! Hear the debut of "Love Like Voodoo(Demon Dance Remix)" on Daemon Hatfield's Game Scoop podcast #336, next Thursday, March 19th. We'll let you know when it's up.It's a great gaming podcast you'll thoroughly enjoy! Here's the link where you will be able to download it for free:
Here's some camera phone highlights from our show this past Friday at The Nest on Temple U's campus. We loved playing here. Great times....next show is March 20th at Roxy & Duke's in Dunellen, NJ: a VERY COOL rock n roll club. See you there! Details in our "Tour" section!
***FRIDAY, MARCH 13th***SPECIAL VOODOO RELEASE!!!***SPECIAL VOODOO RELEASE!!!***
We are digitally releasing 3---the "Lucky 3 singles"--- available THIS Friday, March 13th: Three singles of "Love Like Voodoo", including the new "Love Like Voodoo: Demon Dance Remix" club version of our song!
This digipak with cover art will be available for "download only" from ITUNES on Friday, March 13th. Two Voodoo singles, including a re-release of the "Love Like Voodoo" single from "In the Valley of Love and Guns" and releasing -- for the first time ever -- the "Love Like Voodoo" single from "Soraia Lives!" *PLUS* the brand new, unreleased "Demon Dance Remix" single remix by DJ Daemon Hatfield ! All for only $1.99!!! We'll let you know when you can go get 'em!(Photo below by Richard Hoynes)
OUR FIRST #1 SONG!!!!!
hank you to the listeners of Radio Doble Nueve, 99.1 FM in Peru, for ranking us the #1 Song this week with our version of "(I'm not) Like Everybody Else" from our latest record, "Soraia Lives!"
We are on a Top 40 list with our musical heroes! Nothing like being on the same list as artists like Jack White, The Black Keys, and so many more! Amazing feeling!
Time for a new record, then, right?!?!?
A HUGE THANK YOU to Peru's Radio Doble Nueve 99.1 FM listeners for making us the #2 MOST PLAYED SONG this week (week ending 2/7/15)! MAN OH MAN! Let's keep the upward movement going....Shall we??!!!!!
A humble thank you to everyone who came out to The Record Collector this past Saturday night for a rockin' good time! We had so much fun with our friends in The Droogettes! See you cats and kittens next time around!
ZouZou's singing with the Divine Hand Ensemble for WXPN's event The Philadelphia Monster Ball this Saturday, February 14th! Be your favorite monster, because everyone knows that V Day is really Halloween in disguise!
Soraia's next shows are in Harrisburg, PA (ROAD TRIP!) for Millenium Music Conference and Festival 2015! Were playing Friday night, February 20th at Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, the Stage on Herr at 12:45 am and then the next night (February 21st) we're playing at Double K Tavern in Harrisburg, PA at midnight. Late shows---but it will be well worth the trip, truuuuuuust us!
We have a special surprise for you for Friday, March 13th, too! A cool digipack of a couple o' club remixes of "Love Like Voodoo" as well as the orginal singles. A special collector's edition of VOODOO....More details coming on that soon....
We are so excited to share this news with you! WE ARE THE #2 SONG ON RADIO DOBLE NUEVE 99.1 FM Rock Radio in Peru this week! How cool is that? IT'S A HIT!!!!! We've spent 6 weeks in their Top Ten, and moved three jumps up from #5 last week, to #2 this week!
For the week ending 02.07.2015, we were chosen as the #2 song with our version of "(I'm Not) Like Everybody Else" from our newest record, "Soraia Lives!"
THANK YOU PERU and RADIO DOBLE NUEVE listeners, fans, and deejays!!! Is Number One next----???? WE HOPE SO!
Our version of "(I'm Not) Like Everybody Else" from our latest album, "Soraia Lives!", has broke into the Top 5 on the weekly top 40 in Peru! Commercial rock radio station 99.1 FM, Radio Doble Nueve, posted the week ending 1.31.2015, and we are #5!!! YES!!!
Thank you, Radio Doble Nueve and to all the listeners, and thank you for subscribing to our Youtube channel and watching and commenting on our video of the song. It means a lot to us! We love you!
Time to celebrate moving up three spots this week to #5!!!
Our song "(I'm Not) Like Everybody Else" is still in the Top Ten in Peru! We are #8 this week ending 1.24.15. Hello and welcome from us to all our new Peru friends! And a huge thank you to 99.1 FM Radio Doble Nueve for picking up the record in rotation!
Here's the video:
We begin our 4th Tuesday residency at Brighton Bar this Tuesday. An interview with Chris Jordan of The Asbury Press to introduce it!
We're really looking forward to settling into our new home away from home through spring. Our sets will run 10 pm and 11 pm. No cover and specials/merch blasts all night long to celebrate our first residency show. A special acoustic set first, too.
Huh...well will you look at THAT!?!?
In Lima, Peru on their radio station 99.1 FM Rock, our version of "(I'm Not) Like Everybody Else" is the 6th most played song the week ending 1/17/15. Just after Modest Mouse. We'll take it. In December, we were the #24 song on their chart. HELLO, PERU! COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our first studio session for the next Soraia release went amazingly, swimmingly well!
Great session, worked on two songs we've performed a few times for you, "Radio Sister" and "Kids are Alrite". The roughs sound so great. Can't wait to get back in again. We'll keep writing and bringing you new music, thats one of our big goals for early 2015.
See you soon!
Man, oh, MAN! WHAT A DAY! FOUR TOP TEN LISTS from FOUR DIFFERENT DJ's on The Underground Garage SiriusXM satellite radio!!!
First, we were #2 on Genya Ravan's Top Ten Songs of 2014 list! And Michael Des Barres chose us as his #3 Top Ten Song of 2014. Bill Kelly chose us as his #6 Top Ten Song of 2014. And last, but ertainly not least at all, Kid Leo chose "(I'm Not) Like Everybody Else" as his #10 Top Ten Song of 2014! We made three of the deejay's lists! NOT BAD AT ALL!GO SORAIA LIVES! Check 'em out:
Only a few Soraia shows left this month, but we are busy writing and back in the studio this coming weekend to create more new music. We're working on some more surprises for you for V-Day, too!
More news coming soon, so stay tuned!
Great start to 2015! Thank you Underground Garage listeners!!
Oh Happy Day!!!
Our cover of The Kinks's song, "(I'm Not) Like Everybody Else" from our latest release "Soraia Lives!", is the #5 Coolest Song of 2014 on Little Steven's The Underground Garage, SiriusXM Channel 21!
Great way to start the year! Get the full album in our STORE now!
Thank you to everyone who voted: this was the popular vote results.
More great music coming in the New Year!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
GREAT night last night with The Dickies and The Droogettes at The Open Arts Theater Stage in Bordentown, NJ! WOW, what a night! Thanks to the great Randy Now for putting on such an amazing show.
And don't forget to join us *this* Saturday night for #RocktheYule2014 at 2nd Story Philadelphia! And Now! We'll have some special guest players at the end of the night for a jam for the books: Graham Alexander, Bobby Michaels, and David Kershner. Can't wait. Here's a couple pics from last night, and Saturday's show info is below in the TOUR tab.
ZouZou and The Droogettes
Such a great year--and this week marks the end of our live shows for the year, and we're playin' plenty o' times! JOIN US!
KEEP VOTING, KEEP VOTING, KEEP VOTING!! Our cover of The Kinks' song, "(I'm Not) Like Everybody Else" was "Coolest Song in the World" on Little Steven's The Underground Garage during the week of November 17th. Thus, it is in the running for "Coolest Song in the World 2014", what an honor! You can vote once a day, every day, from now through December 27th at midnight EST. Vote HERE for show #659, "(I'm Not) Like Everybody Else"!!!
We are playing tomorrow night at the Open Arts Theater Stage with The Droogettes and The Dickies at 7 pm, then Friday at Hebe for three acoustic Christmas songs you've never heard us do.
Then -- Saturday night,December 20th-- our final celebration that marks the coming soon to month's end of our 93.3 WMMR FM Philadelphia "Local Shots Artist of the Month" residency for December, and we're throwing a PARTAAAAY! #RocktheYule2014 at the *NEW* 2nd Story Philly, formerly known as "Upstairs at Risque"! All details are available in our tour section below...including drink specials, limbo contests, decorations, music, amazing bands, and an end of the night jam with some good friends and great musicians as well, including Graham Alexander and David Kershener joining us! And we need you to sing!!!
Last but not least, see ZouZou perform with Bobby Bandiera at his annual Project HOPE show in Red Bank, NJ at The Count Basie on Dec 22nd!
See you at one of the shows this week---or all of them! And a humble thank you to the every wonderful Maureen Van Zandt for this tweet today!
Thank you to both writer Anthony Stoeckart and Randy Now of Randy Now's Man Cave for the great article in anticipation of our show this Wednesday at Bordentown Open Arts Theater Stage!!!
Tune in TONIGHT, Wednesday, at 6:30 PM US EST to hear a track fresh off our newest record, "Soraia Lives!" on Philadelphia's greatest rock station, 93.3 WMMR Philadelphia. Here's our "Local Shots Artist of the Month" page on their site, too. Check out four Soraia songs on there, too! And thank you for tuning in! If you love what Jaxon plays tonight, please DO let him know by texting in to 39333 with a quick Soraia shout out! We appreciate it!
Thanks to the amazing Beth Herzhaft for a great photo shoot at the jersey shore(s) last weekend. Here's a couple cameraphone shots in the meantime....can't wait to share the photos with you!
A couple COOL things to tell you about! It's been a great last few months of 2014...and the news keeps getting better!
First, we've been selected by 93.3 WMMR FM in Philadelphia, the greatest commercial rock station there is, to be their "Local Shots Artist of the Month" for December! Yes. Ths means you'll hear us on on air every week, all month long. We'll have more details for you soon. Thank you to WMMR for always supporting the rock bands in our town:)
VOTING STARTS TODAY!!!! For "Coolest Song of the Year 2014" on Little Steven's The Underground Garage. How exciting!! You can vote every day, once a day...so please VOTE FOR SORAIA! Our song was just "Coolest Song in the World" last week. Voting starts today and ends on Saturday, December 27th, at 12 pm EST. Last year, "Love Like Voodoo" got the #5 spot, and BOY!, did that feel GOOD. Please help us if you love the song "(I'm Not) Like Everybody Else" from our newest release, "Soraia Lives!". As always, we humbly thank you for your support and love.
LOOK!!! The official debut of our brand new video for our first single from "Soraia Lives!" Which also happens to be the Video of the Day on the Underground Garage!: "(I'm Not) Like Everybody Else"!! ENJOY!!!!
THANK YOU to The Underground Garage's DJ Michael Des Barres for tweeting about Soraia this fine mornin'! What a great surprise!
And here's another "Coolest Song in the World" intro by Little Steven Van Zandt himself:
Check out these coolest song clips from The Underground Garage DJ's...SO GREAT!
You can purchase the coolest song --or the entire new record --through our website, HERE
OR, you can get the song through ITunes, Amazon Music,Google Play, TargetMusic, and many more!
Little Steven's Underground Garage weekly syndicated radio show is heard on over 200 terrestrial FM radio stations in 130 major cities in the USA and in many countries outside the US. The two-hour show is written, hosted and produced by Van Zandt. The show has become one of the fastest-growing syndicated music radio shows in the US. It is heard by approximately one million listeners in the US each week. Great news for us!
And we debut on Sirius/XM Channel 21 this Monday, November 17th, for our week long feature as "Coolest Song in the World"!
Join us this weekend in south Jersey and/or New York City for two great shows. Details below in our TOUR section! Great news for us! Thank you to Little Steven's Underground Garage!
It's Official: We've reached another milestone! Our 2nd "COOLEST SONG IN THE WORLD" on Little Steven's The Underground Garage at Sirus/XM satelite radio Channel 21! YEAH!!!! Last year, our single "Love Like Voodoo" from "In the Valley of Love and Guns" made the #2 "Coolest Song of the Year" on The Underground Garage in Little Steven's end of the year choices for Coolest Song. Well, a second Soraia single is now being added to heavy rotation on The Underground Garage starting this Friday, November 14th on terrestrial radio, and on Monday, November 17th on Sirius/XM! We are very exited that "(I'm Not) Like Everybody Else" has been added to thier playlist!
Another big accomplishment for us in Soraia Land, and stay tuned for a few more cool things we are excited to share with you! And for God's sakes, tune in to The Underground Garage on Sirius/XM to hear our song and countless cool tunes!
Rock n Roll!!!!
GREAT start to the record, and more great news coming about our new "Soraia Lives!" record! First of all, this is the fastest we've ever sold out of our first run. So a huge thank you for purchasing the record, either online or at the shows. Second, we're getting great attention from our first single from "Soraia Lives!",our cover of The Kinks',"(I'm Not) Like Everybody Else". We're very proud of all that's happening with it. And thanks for coming to this weekend's shows, where we debuted our soon-to-be even newest single, "Kids are Alright". Great times with you all on our favorite holiday weekend! Thank you!
Stay tuned for even more exciting news and special holiday gift packs for your favoritest of Soraia fiends!
Join us at our acoustic performace with The Cocktail Slippers, John Faye, and The Connection on Wednesday, November 12th at The Legendary Dobbs. We play at 10 pm. Also, join us as we join The Love Me Not's on their east coast tour at Long Branch's Brighton Bar on Wednesday, November 19th, too! Exciting lineup's in November!
GREAT WEEKEND OF SHOWS! We had a great time this past Friday night at Iron Will Tattoo Club's first annual Halloween Bash! Thank you for coming out! And Saturday, ZouZou joined David Uosikkenin's "In the Pocket" for two songs, below is a cover of The Ronette's "Be My Baby" with them at Ardmore Music Hall!
This past Sunday, the infamous DJ Bill Kelly played a single off the newest record, "Soraia Lives!" He played our cover of The Kinks' "(I'm Not) Like Everybody Else" on Teenage Wasteland. Go see the playlist and tune into the podcast here:Teenage Wasteland October 26, 2014, playlist
Join us this Halloween Weekend for two more shows in Delaware and PA...see our TOUR section for all details!
GREAT NEWS/GREAT SHOWS!
Well, the new studio recording of our live show, "Soraia Lives!" is doing so great. Thank you guys for buying it and listening and letting us know what you think of the record! We appreciate it so much! We will have a few new singles ready for you soon, as well: so stay tuned. And we're hoping to debut a new one for you--maybe as soon as our October 31st show!
We have added a TON of new shows, including an opening slot for The Dickies in NJ and opening for The Love Me Not's at Brighton Bar in Long Branch, NJ. More details on both shows on our TOUR link!
This Saturday ZouZou is singing with the amazing "In the Pocket" players. Check out the single she sang on, "Fall In Philadelphia". COME! And join us for the show and after! Soraia will all be in attendance!
DO NOT MISS this Friday's HALLOWEEN BASH (you better wear a costume!)at The Iron Will Tattoo Club in Glenside, PA. Poster below, and all details of time and address in our TOUR section. See you soon! There's plenty of opportunities!
THANK YOU to EVERYONE who helped make our big night in New York City such a great success! We had so much fun performing and after the show--and The Killtones were on fire, too! We have great news about the record already, too! So stay tuned and we wil give you a great announcement very soon! In the meantime: Who's coming to see us at the Iron Will Tattoo Club's first Halloween Bash on Friday night, October 24th!?!?!? Details in the "Tour" section below. It will be another night to remember....truuuuust me. Our performance followed by "Night of the Living Dead" on the big(ger) screen>:)
Tomorrow's pickup spots for our **SOLD OUT** Bus Trip to NYC!!!
5:30 pm Saturday, Oct 11th- Bus to be at
Home Depot Shopping Center,
1651 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, Pa
6:00 pm Depart Home Depot Shopping Center in Philadelphia.
Head to second pick up at Exit 5 on the NJ Turnpike. Pick up at the Applebees parking lot
2018 Burlington-Mt Holly Road
Westampton Township, NJ 08060
6:30 PM: Depart Applebees once on board.
Head to the Bitter End 147 Bleecker Street, NY, NY
1:30-2 AM : Depart the Bitter End
GET YOUR BUS TICKETS!! They're going F-A-S-T!!!! See our STORE link above to purchase yours to go to NYC with us for our "Soraia Lives!" Album Release Show. We go on at midnight on October 11th. Thanks to Fred Williams for the promo short!
Happy Monday everyone!
It has been a great couple weeks here ---great preorders happening---everyone's enjoying the bonus downloads, and gearin' up for our big record release show for Soraia Lives! in New York City at The Bitter End, where our Concinnati friends in The Killtones will be joining us to help celebrate (and tear up the place!)
Get your preorders before October 6th for the bonus downloads and artwork, and get on the bus to NY from Philly or NJ! We only have 10 seats left now, so get your tickets in advance! See you in the city! Here's a couple vids from our show at Iron Will Tattoo Club of "(I'm Not) Like Everybody Else" and "Never Again" from Hot Shots a few weeks ago. Enjoy!
GO GET IT! PREORDERS for SORAIA LIVES!--our brand new live sessions record are available NOW!!!
Just go to our store link and get yours for a ten spot. And if you preorder by this Friday, September 26th, we'll include *TWO BONUS UNRELEASED TRACKS* as well as downloadable promotional poster,a cd signed by the band, and an instant download of the single, "(I'm Not) Like Everybody Else". WOW. Nice deal.
The CD also includes three previously unreleased songs: "Cat People", "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" and "Vicious Kisses". Go get them! Offer ends October 6th at midnight US EST. Also, don't forget to get your tickets for our NYC bus trip to our Official Record Release Party at The Bitter End in NYC on Saturday, October 11th. Details also available in our Soraia Store
OH MAAAAAN! Two great shows in Ohio this past weekend: thank you to Mutt's Brewery and The Killtones once again for sharing the bill Saturday with us!
NOW!!!! ON TO THE SHOW!!!!
Guess what THIS FRIDAY is??? That's RIGHT! Our first annual "Creature Double Feeture" at Iron Will Tattoo Club. Acoustic set with some songs you haven't heard except for maaaaybe once, and then we're showing the sci-fi flick "From Beyond". It's Soraia + B movie night! You'll get free beer, free food, free popcorn, with your door fee of $5. It's all ages and come dressed up if. you. DARE. Can't wait to wear some scales for you....you heard me. I'll be wearing some scales. Yeah. You'll see....
Come dressed up in costume, dressed up at all, or regular clothing works, too. Just get over here. Doors at 7:30 pm Soraia at 8 and then the B movie for you...and maybe another if you're lucky.
Can't wait to see you guys this Friday in Philly at Connie's Ric Rac in South Philly! THEN...we're off to Trenton, Ohio for two nights at Mutt's Lounge on September 6th and 7th...outdoor stage!!!We play ALL...NIGHT...LONG!!!!!
Send us off this Friday at Connie's...then have a Pat's cheesesteak with us after, why don't ya?
A vid from our Cincinnati, Ohio show we did at The Drinkery on Friday, July 25th, 2014, with The Killtones. "(I'm Not) Like Everybody Else", our version of The Kinks great song. ENJOY!
No seriously....Sir Dave Davies of The Kinks...Since I can remember, I've been in love with their music. Certainly a HUGE highlight to our day....thank you, once again, The Underground Garage on SiriusXM Radio, Channel 21! He loved ZouZou's "Coolest Conversation" with The Mighty Manfred from last Friday where we talked about The Kinks! Wonder if he'll love our version of "(I'm Not) Like Everybody Else"??? The song, and many others, is available starting October 11th at our release show in NYC at The Bitter End! Get your copy when preorders begin soon!
GREAT time with you at Hollystock 2014! Huge thanks to our friends Gary and Kyle Duckworth for working so hard. We love them very much.
Next, we are finishing up our live sessions and moving into writing writing writing more more more. Stay tuned for many new songs from us as the weeks go by, and please join us Saturday, October 11th, for our release show in New York City with The Killtones at The Bitter End. We're getting a bus and it's 18+!!! More coming...
Photo by Cate McBride
Photo by Thomas Burr
Here's the "Coolest Conversation" I did with The Mighty Manfred on SiriusXM Radio's Channel 21 Little Steven's The Underground Garage. It was aired yesterday, but here's the longer, unedited version. Great conversation about The Kinks, Hollystock, Soraia, and everything else under the kitchen sink:) Take a listen.
Tune in to Little Steven's The Underground Garage radio station on SiriusXM Channel 21 tomorrow at noon for ZouZou's "Coolest Conversation" with The Mighty Manfred! We talk about working/writing with Little Steven, Hollystock Festival, and what's next for Soraia!!! Can't wait!
And here's a great article written by Danny Coleman about "Hollystock" where ZouZou was interviewed. Read on:
We are home form our midwest tour dates! Now THAT was a great time! Thanks to our good friends in The Killtones and all the fine, FINE people and places we know and go!
We still have a few voodoo dolls and pendants left in ze olde merchola bag, but I mean a VERY FEW. So, if you're so inclined: GO GET 'EM AT OUR STORE LINK ABOVE!!!!
New dates coming...including our Live Album Release show at The Bitter End in New York City:)
Stay tuned in....
We hit the road TONIGHT to head to our first midwest US show at The Melody Inn in Indianapolis, IN tomorrow night with Three Cent Queen! We're bringing new merch with us...so come n' get it!
Check out this video promotion for our upcoming dates in the midwest this week! Can't wait!!! Alert the masses!!!!!
Stay tuned in to Little Steven's The Underground Garage, SiriusXM Channel 21,for an interview ZouZou did with The Mighty Manfred to be aired a Friday afternoon before Hollystock on August 9th! And the live sessions record is almost finished mixing! New songs being written and debuted soon, too...it's been a great summer so far!
We're heading to the midwest for a few shows next week, including Indianapolis, Cincinnati,Ohio, and Muncie, Indiana. July 24th-26th...can't wait to join our friends The Killtones for their release show in Cincy. That's Friday, July 25th at The Drinkery downtown. Get over there!
Last but not least---limited edition tees and Voodoo Dolls are coming! First available at the midwest shows!
See you soon!
We are heading to the midwest for three shows: Indianapolis on July 24th, Cincinnati on July 25th, and Muncie, Indiana on July 26th! See you soon!
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!
We hope you're enjoying your holiday, and taking some time to reeeeeelaaaaax!
We're taking a few days to break, too, but we can't wait to bring you the new record.
In the meantime, you can listen to some Soraia on the "Rock n Roll Rampage" podcast on GaragePunkHideout, too. Join our Soraia Facebook page to download it for free.
Our next shows are at the end of July in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Muncie, Indiana. See you guys soon!
Check this out! Thank you to Fred Williams for filming and editing---very cool, Fred! Promo for July and fan love....
Stiiiilllll going!!! What's becoming a great live session record is still being mixed.. We'll see you this Friday in Wilmington, DE at The Logan House as part of the Ladybug Festival: a FREE SHOW! Until then...keep up with us on Facebook. Twitter, and many other places...check us out on "Garage Punk Hideout", too!
photo below by Reji B Photography
We just finished tracking our live show record we're doing at The Grooveyard in Upper Darby, PA. It's all the songs you have seen live in the last few months at our shows,which includes THREE SONGS not on the last record.
We start mixing next, then off to mastering and artwork. We'll let you know when you can get your hands on it....Studio pics coming soon!
As excited as we are about the live record, we are also proud to be writing songs for another record as we go! The process has already begun--and we'll be doing demos through late summer....
Join us at our last Philly area show for a bit: Hebe Music at Big Shots Lounge this Saturday night, June 21st, at 11 pm. We're filming for eye candy you'll get to see on here soon. Lotsa cool things heatin' up! See you on the flip.
Check out this cool short Fred Williams created: "Soraia Superheroes Video Comic Book". ENJOY!
We had a great last few shows with you, and we're excited to be going back into the studio to record! It's been over a while since we last entered to record "Jolene", so it's invigorating to be heading back in.
We'll be putting together our live songs and also-- recording some songs we had written that haven't been recorded in acoustic demo form-- and getting them to you. We're also releasing a few special *SHOW ONLY* available recordings!! More on that as we get closer to our first show back.
Our next live show back is an all ages at Hebe Music on June 21st.
We'll keep the photos and details coming from the studio as they happen. If you want to keep up to the minute with us, join our email list to the right, and join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. They'll start moving faster with our travels, too. Also, we're heading out to Indiana and Ohio this summer, so stay tuned in. Groovy.
Next shows are in Philly! We'll be playing May 17th and 18th at The Italian Market Festival and then at The Legendary Dobb's. Come to both! Details in our tour section below.
We are also starting writing and will continue that through the summer months. We plan on going into the studio very soon to record some songs for you, as well as the live set. Keep an eye on here, Facebook, and Twitter to keep up to date! Picture below is from this past Saturday night in New York City with Little Steven Van Zandt who produced our live show with us. More coming in our "Photos" section later this week...
THANK YOU for an amazing night last night to everyone who came to the show. SO GREAT in New York City once again.
A huge thanks to Little Steven Van Zandt for coming, and this tweet this morning:
Join us Saturday night, May 3rd, in New York City for a great night of rock and roll! If you're in Philadelphia or south Jersey, bus trip tickets are still available for only $20--which covers both the door cost and the bus driver's tip for the night! That's as cheap a it gets, kiddies!!! More pics from the V Foundation Benefit Concert coming to our "Live Photos" section this week! Stay tuned for more tour dates and recording news. Including exclusive downloads coming soon! Photo below by Reji B Photography
Thank you so much to Fred Williams for this video! We love it: "Love Like Voodoo" live from the V Foundation Benefit on April 12th:
Some video from the V Foundation event last Saturday night. "Love Amnesia":
Well! THAT WAS A GOOD TIME!
Thanks to everyone involved with the V Foundation Benefit in any way --music fiends, lovers and friends! We hope to continue rockin' and rollin' with you for a long time to come. Great show and night all around.
Some photos and video coming soon, but in the meantime, don't forget to get your tickets to our NYC Bus Trip to The Bitter End, 18+ show, on Saturday night, May 3rd!!!!!! We plan on finishing out some shows in May and then hitting the studio to record a few for you, and then writing alot late spring/early summer. We'll share as we go....
Here's some shots by Richard Hoynes from Saturday's event:
Listen to this: Southside talking about the event this Saturday, the relevance of it, and Soraia
Bobby Bandiera will be joining us on guitar for a few songs at the V Foundation Benefit this April 12th, as well as Jay Davidson on sax...Time to bring the house down....Get your tickets today! See our TOUR link for details.
JOIN US TONIGHT!!! All ages at 9:30 pm set time at Hebe Music in Mount Holly, NJ---their last full week before moving to their new location! DON'T MISS IT!
BUS TRIP TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE for our 3rd trip to New York City's legendary The Bitter End Club in Greenwich Village. Go to our Store link to get yours in advance, or get a hard copy at one of our shows between now and May 3rd. Tickets online here: STORE. Saturday nights in the city are not to be missed!
Here's some vid of the last time we were there, this past March 15th...
Great time in New York City at The Bitter End, as always. Next stop: south Jersey for Hot Shots in Westville, NJ this Thursday night and then Hebe Music's last open mic at its current location (all ages) next Wednesday, March 26th at 9 pm.
Next New York City show is Saturday, May 3rd at 11:30 pm at The Bitter End. Details on how to get on the bus coming this Monday, March 24th.
And we're listening to you!!! We'll be recording "Vicious Kisses" and a couple more songs within the next few months. Stay tuuuuned in.
BIG SHOWS coming this April!!!
Playing with Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes, Ohio's Cadaver Dogs, and Palmyra Delran and Creem Circus! All in April! Great lineup's.
Here's some more video for you: vid pieces of our show at Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center for the Millenium Music Conference and Festival, February 2014.
Here's a video teaser just for you. "Wild Imagination" from our last show...more coming...stay tuned in. See it live in New York City on Saturday, March 15th at The Bitter End, 11 pm, 18+ event. Can't wait. A few seats still available on the bus from Philly and south Jersey---go to our STORE section for all details...
GOOD MORNING, MARCH!
We're starting it off right by heading to New York City's Bitter End club again for another soon-to-be legendary 18+ show on Saturday, March 15th...JOIN US! We're back for our second run in the heart of the Village, known for being the bohemian capital and the East Coast birthplace of both the Beat and '60s counterculture movements. On this stage, we interact unlike any other venue, and we've played a lot. Whisky-a-Go-Go, The Viper Room, The Key Club, CBGB's, and countless others. All details are in our STORE section. Jump on in Philly or New Jersey. More shows coming...And always--thank you for the neverending support and love you give to us...!
See you in Ze BIG APPLE!
New pics in the "Photo" section, too! Check 'em out....
Good day all! We are debuting a few *NEW'S* at our Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center show this Friday, February 21st at 10:30 pm for the Millenium Music Conference and Festival! We are excited to be back playing again...it's been a few months. We've been rehearsing, adding more harmonies, adding more parts to the songs, some more production--all under the great teaching and guidance of the amazing Little Steven Van Zandt! Wait'll you hear and see what we've been up to. Dig it. Looking forward....
Make sure to get tickets to our 18+ Bitter End Bus Trip starting this Tuesday morning, February 18th! Seating is limited this time, so head over to our STORE and get your tickets in advance for Saturday, March 15th. Bus leaves Philly and NJ later in the afternoon/early evening. For depart times and all details, view the STORE item we'll post this Tuesday.
Check our TOUR section for all upcoming March dates in NJ and NYC. There may be dates added in Muncie, IN and Cincinnati, OH, too. April brings Philadelphia dates and our BIG V Foundation Show......keep your eyes on the site.
Rehearsals are going AMAZING! We're excited to be seeing you again in a few weeks, and we won't stop from there!
We'll be playing shows in PA, NJ, NY, DE, and hopefully MD soon, too! But look for us and don't forget to get your seats for the V Foundation Benefit "Southside Johnny and Friends Rock for Cancer Research" on April 12th! Tickets are going F-A-S-T!!!!!!!!!!! Go get 'em here: Southside Johnny & Friends Rock for Cancer Research
We are playing the Millenium Music Conference & Festival in less than a month! Friday night, February 21st, we hit the stage at 10:30 pm at HMAC Stage on Herr! We're very excited to get back in front of a LIVE audience, so we can't wait to see you!This show is 21+ and FREE!
New shows keep being added in our "Tour" section...so make sure to check them out!!! And in just over a month, another one of our now infamous bus trips to The Bitter End in New York City coming up on Saturday, March 15th!! Can't wait to see you all again...more shows being added, too. Keep in touch, and keep an eye on the show dates...see you soon! Photo below by Reji B Photography...
We are performing a huge V Fund Benefit with Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the brand new Robbinsville indoor stadium in central New Jersey! THE EVENT IS EXPECTED TO SELL OUT so please get your tickets as soon as possible!
They are expecting several former and current professional athletes, college basketball teams and coaches, and other celebrities. A special musical guest or two is also a possibility......>:)
We are so excited to be a part of this great event for such a great cause. Set time is in the PM, but TBA. More info coming in the next few weeks!
Hope everyone's got their year in gear, we wanted to update you on a few things!
First, we'll have our first show back full band on Friday, February 21st at The Millenuium Music Conference in Harrisburg, PA. We'll be playing at HMAC (Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center)which is an amazing venue, so definitely come see us! We are debuting some new songs, and I can assure you we'll be on fire, so let's make a night of it, shall we??? Yes, yes!!!!!!!! We go on at 8:30 pm.
You will see us popping up at some open mics in PA and NJ over the next few weeks, too, so keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages, as we'll post day of....or night of...>:)
Finally, thanks to Wilmo Rock Circus who used our song as their backing track on their Wilmo 2013 promo video. You'll see some Soraia in there, too! Check it out Wilmo Rock Circus Promo Commercial.
Last but not least, make sure to join our email list for a big show announcement coming soon and get more show and news updates first! See you soon!
And the good news ain't stoppin' here! Happy New Year to us and you!
Soraia made the top 5 albums of the year on Little Steven Van Zandt's list, as well as his #2 "Coolest Song of the Year". We are on a list with Joan Jett and Charles Bradley and Andrew Loog Oldham. Now c'mon. That's a big deal. Very satisfied. If this is any indication of what's to come, I think it's going to be our year....>:)
(And notice, 3/5 of the top 5 are women singers......!!!)
On the heels of a great year's end in 2013, including arranging/producing the live set with Stevie Van Zandt, being his #2 "Coolest Song of the Year 2013" and #5 Coolest Song of the Year on Sirius/XM's The Underground Garage listener's poll, we have decided to hit 2014 with a BANG!! Lofty aspirations take big changes moving forward from here, so we've decided to take some time to really work on revamping our live show >:)
We are taking the month of January off from performing to work hard on these new opportunities: stay tuned for a bigger, better, stronger Soraia in 2014! Always moving forward, and very excited to share the show and energy with you soon! So stay tuned on Soraia.com for updates. It's been an exciting last few months....
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
It's going to be a great one....
We are excited to announce our song,"Love Like Voodoo" from our newest release, "In the Valley of Love and Guns" was voted by Little Steven as his #2 "Coolest Song of the Year 2013" on Sirius/XM Radio's Channel 21, Little Steven's The Underground Garage!!!
We are humbled and grateful. We are also the listener's poll vote for #5 "Coolest Record of the Year 2013". Tune into the whole show. There's some really great new rock 'n' roll you NEED to hear....(my personal favorite is "As Tears Go By" by Andrew Loog Oldham's Orchestra): Little Steven's The Underground Garage Coolest Songs of 2013
We are playing the Millenium Music Conference and Festival (MMC 2014)in Harrisburg, PA the weekend of February 21st and 22nd, 2014! JOIN US at Stage on Herr HMAC (Harrisburg Music and Arts Center) on Friday night, February 21st at 8:30 pm for our show! We're playing with Lovebettie, The Great Socio, and We the Ghost
Our last of three great sessions working with Little Steven Van Zandt yesterday in his Village studio.
We have been working on our live show...it will kill, trust me. We will spend the early part of the year working it all out with you in venues in and around Philadelphia, New York City,south Jersey, Newark, DE, and Harrisburg, PA. So come see us!
Happy Holidays to you! We are excited to show you some new things in the New Year! BUT! In the meantime....
Join us tonight for a very special event at The Legendary Dobb's on South Street in Philadelphia, PA, for Jackie O's 7th Annual Children's Hospital Benefit Event,"Philly for Children". We're playing with Live Not on Evil, Decontrol, Alright, Junior, and A Division. So be there early and stay late and help us celebrate another ending to a great year, and a welcoming to an even better one!
Doors at 8 pm, Soraia at 9:30 pm, cover is $10/$8 if you bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. All door proceeds go to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, so please give what you can!
See you tonight!!
GREAT day yesterday working with Little Steven Van Zandt in the studio! We are excited to share our show with you next year...can't wait.
In the meantime...we have only ONE SHOW LEFT to get you through until the New Year. And it's an important benefit for Children's Hospital put on yearly by the great Jackie O presents. Details are in the poster below, bring an unwrapped toy for a discounted door cost! See you Friday night!
TWO SHOWS LEFT THIS YEAR!!!!
This Thursday, December 12th, we are performing at Hebe Music in Mount Holly, NJ, for a free, all ages spotlight artist event. Set time is 9-9:30 pm. THEN, we are playing the Jackie O Presents the 7th Annual "Philly for Children" event benefitting Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on Friday, December 20th...21+, $10/$8 at the door with an unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots. Come to both!
NOW, our vicious ones! Here's your reminder to vote daily for our song "Love Like Voodoo" to become "Coolest Song of the Year 2013" on Little Steven's Underground Garage! We need your help to win this thing! If each of you votes once a day...we can do it! Go to the link below, scroll down to song #592 (you'll recognize our album cover) and click on the button "VOTE". Once your vote registers, it will say "Thanks for voting". We appreciate your help! And please share the link on your page and ask your friends to do the same! We're up against some big names, so wouldn't it be so cool if we won??? We think so, too....
Soraia for "Coolest Song of the Year"
We have the best fans. You guys who came to Rock n Roll Prom this past Saturday night brought over 100 canned food items, as well as gloves, blankets, and hats for our collection to give to Project HOME in Philadelphia.Project H.O.M.E. provides a food pantry in North Central Philadelphia for area families to access healthy, non-perishable food items. Your contribution will help feed families in our area with not enough to eat this winter. And your gloves, hats, and blankets will help warm our city's homeless unable to get shelter this winter. Don't stop giving, all year long. Never forget, we are one. Thank you:)
ATTENTION all you RoCK N RoLLeRS comin' to the Prom tomorrow night: Please bring a canned fruit item if you are able. Project HOME is low on canned fruit, so we can support that way as well. Please put any donations you bring under the holiday tree when you get there!!
Thanks so much for your help, and we'll see you tomorrow night....
Did you vote for Soraia for "Coolest Song of the Year" on Little Steven's Underground Garage today??? HMMM?
Each vote you give counts us closer to being voted "Coolest Song in the World 2013"!!! What an honor and joy that would be! We need your help to make this happen for us...as it's always been..we need you to help us achieve our goals...
Please vote once every day to help us win, and spread the word to everyone you know, too! Ah, the more the merrier...
Did you know you can also win an all expense paid trip to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic (hardrockpuntacana.com) including airfare for two, 4 night stay and $500 hotel credit that you can use for fine dining, spa treatments and other hotel amenities for voting, too?!? Vote once a day/enter once a day! That's it..here's the link--scroll down to Show #592, "Love Like Voodoo" to vote for Soraia:
This Saturday night, December 7th at 8:30 pm, Rock n Roll Prom and Teen Dance is HAP-PEN-NING! Can't wait! Wear your favorite duds, because there's a most rockin' outfit of the night contest, and maybe a dance contest, too. Can you do the Twist? How about the Grinch? Hmmm....
Bring yourself, bring friends, bring anyone you want. Just come over and have a good time, and there's plenty of after party ornaments and things to bring home after to remember the night by. Reji B Photography will be taking pics of you, too. So plenty of reason to get out and have FUN for a few hours.
8:30 pm doors, $10 cover, Soraia plays at 9:15 pm, night ends at 11 pm. See you cats and kittens there!
Tomorrow night in Wilmington, DE: WILMO ROCK CIRCUS. Be there. Soraia at 7:40 pm on the Sideshow Stage!
Working in the studio on our live show with the one and only Little Steven Van Zandt at Renegade Nation Studios in Brooklyn. We had a great day yesterday...it's only the beginning....
We have our Rock 'n' Roll Prom on Saturday, December 7th in Feasterville, PA...wear your rock clothes, kids! We are collecting for Project H.O.M.E.'s "Street Outreach Program" and also for their "Youth Programs" on this night...go here for what we are looking to collect/donate: Project H.O.M.E.'s Street Outreach Program/Youth Programs
Doors at 8:30 pm at B and R Fitness Club in Feasterville, PA. Show at 9:30 pm and ends at 11 pm. Please bring a donation to help out! Thank you!
Next Show: Positively Records in Levittown, PA for an acoustic in-store on Record Store Day, November 30th, FREE SHOW at 12 noon. We are offering our limited run release on this day: "Soraia:Live in Cincinnati" bootleg. 11.18.2013
Here's some pics from Saturday night's Bitter End show in New York City. What a truly inspiring night for us, for so many reasons. See you vicious ones soon!
Last night in New York City at The Bitter End was an amazing rock n' roll blowout. In a really good way.
THANK YOU to everyone who always makes the trek with us..and thank you for all the newbies, too. Thanks to Little Steven Van Zandt and his beautiful wife, Maureen Van Zandt, for coming to watch us perform and for the brilliant talk after. Wonderful, wonderful night all around. I'm sure there's many more to come. Until next time (PSST, which is Record Store Day at Positively Records in Levittown,PA at 12 noon show!...and then Wilmo Rock Circus!!)we love you, and we will see you soon!
Read the great tweet Maureen Van Zandt posted after our show last night!
Alright kids! It's first come, first serve as our brand new Soraia tees are available at Saturday's Bitter End show FIRST before we post to the websites for sale!!!! YEEEHAAAAA!!!! Also, we'll have HALF OFF *PRICE SLASH* TICKETS to our ALL AGES show at Wilmo Rock Circus 2013 on Saturday night, November 30th at World Cafe Live at The Queen in Wilmington, DE!!! 20+ bands from 6pm-1 am. Oh. Saturday's going to be goooooood like Gouda, baby!
New review for "In the Valley of Love and Guns" from Neufutur magazine and website. 9 out of 10 stars! "'Love Like Voodoo is a track that immediately kicks things into high gear....The vocals are reminiscent of The Runaways and The Distillers...."
Don't forget!!! Our special IN STORE for RECORD STORE DAY 2013!!! Event starts at 12 noon on Black Friday, Record Store Day 2013, at Positively Records in Levittown, PA. It is a FREE SHOW. Details coming soon.
Thank you to everyone who came to our shows at Hot Shots this past Thursday night in Westville, NJ and Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center last night! Great shows.
Below are a few pics of the band from NJ artist David Oaksx we wanted to share...thanks, David!
This Tuesday, we'll be playing a special free show acoustic at Hebe Music at 8 pm, all ages, in Mt Holly NJ, followed by a huge show at The Bitter End Saturday, November 16th in New York City!
Can't wait to see you all again. Below are a couple of the artist drawings David did...enjoy!
Thank you for over 1000 hits to our "Love Like Voodoo" video online! All your comments and praises are very inspiring! Keep sharing and keep 'em comin'!!!!!!
NOVEMBER is a big show month, before we begin writing and recording come January 2014.So come out to one of many,MANY shows in November, including The Bitter End in New York City, Positively Records for a special in-store appearance and Record Store Day show at noon on November 29th, and the GREAT WXPN Welcomes Wilmo Rock Circus Festival at World Cafe Live! at The Queen on Saturday, November 30th.
We have tickets to all events at discounted prices at each show. See you cats and kittens in November!
Well, the spooky day is finally here, and we want to thank you so much for sharing, commenting, reposting, and sending us messages about how much you loved our "Love Like Voodoo" video which debuted a few days ago now. THANK YOU for over 80 shares just from our page and on twitter, and over 800 views! Inspiring!
A special thanks to The Underground Garage for reposting and also Noise Control blog for reposting as well. Please keep sharing the video, let's spread the good news!
Contest Grand Prize Winner: Jennifer Hillier
Voodoo Promo Poster winners: Reji Berrouet, Howard Pitkow, Jeanne Caprioli, Nicholas Giove, and Renee Fraser!
Thank you to everyone who shared the video!
HERE IT IS!!!!
**VIDEO DEBUT: "LOVE LIKE VOODOO" NOW!!!!!!!
**Aaaaaand....Here is your chance to win 2 Signed Voodoo screenprinted posters, a BRAND NEW Soraia tee with our brand new logo, our newest CD signed by the band, and the Voodoo dolls used in the video! Follow these steps to enter:
1. Download this video--> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu2q7KMp74s & Upload it to your instagram *OR* just share it to Facebook & Twitter 3. Tag @SoraiaRocks and #LoveLikeVoodoo in the caption.
Winner chosen on Oct 31st - Halloween Day--at high noon EST. Good luck rockers! Hope you love it!(Oh, and try to watch it in at least 720HP if you can!!!!)
In honor of the life of Lou Reed. Here's a song that deeply affected me....enjoy it.
HEY KIDS!!!! Unfortunately, we are still tweaking some of the video footage for our "Love Like Voodoo" video. We are very sorry for the delay in debut, but we are working diligently to make it GREAT. The video will debut tomorrow morning, October 29th, instead of today. In the meantime, here's a sneak peek at the intro footage....
**VIDEO DEBUT: "LOVE LIKE VOODOO" on MONDAY OCTOBER 28, 2013!** Here is your chance to win 2 Signed Voodoo screenprinted posters, a BRAND NEW Soraia tee w/new logo, our CD signed by the band, and the Voodoo dolls used in the video! Follow these steps to enter:
Share our new video debuting Monday by copying the Youtube link or sharing from Soraia's Facebook site to Facebook & Twitter, and just Tag @Soraia and #LoveLikeVoodoo in the caption. Good luck rockers!
Another great review!! Thank you to Alberto Rivera at "Indie Music" for this one:"“Love Like Voodoo” kicks this thing off and never looks back. A determined gritty 60’s flavored garage rocker that’s propulsive, compelling, and catchy as all get out...Soraia feel like a wonderful vinyl find, from hours spent picking through crates of records...." Read it here:
Also, we'll be posting parts of the interview from our 91.5 WUML FM UMass-Lowell radio interview in our press section after the weekend. It was a great one! Thanks to Matt Denaro for an engaging interview the other night!
Stay tuned into Soraia.com for our video debut of "Love Like Voodoo" on Monday, October 28th!!!! Can't wait to share it with you!
And tune in TONIGHT to Boston's UMass-Lowell 25 year and running show, "Live from the Fallout Shelter" on 91.5 WUML FM to hear some live Soraia and some talking, too. Hopefully about worthwhile things....ALAS! Listen online from anywhere in the world, here: 91.5 WUML FM
Thank you so much to RAWards and our incredible fans who voted for us for choosing Soraia as one of their top 5 music nominees for 2013!
We were just selected to play "WILMO ROCK CIRCUS 2013" at World Cafe Live in Wilmington, DE on Saturday, November 30, 2013--an all ages event. We are honored! Very Cool!
Discount tickets will be available soon through us for $4 off the retail price. More coming (as in set time and stage assignment).
It's getting clooooooser!
We are playing two shows this coming week: one in Philly and one in Massachusetts. We're everywhere!
This Thursday, October 10th, we play The North Star Bar (21+ event) in Philadelphia where we'll debut a new song for you...maybe two. Show starts at 8 pm, Soraia at 10:30 pm. This is our last Philly area show until late November.
Then, we go to UMASS-Lowell Monday, October 14th to play The Fallout Shelter on their radio station WUML FM, where you can listen LIVE from anywhere in the world on Monday, October 14th starting at 8 pm EST. Soraia goes live on air at 9 pm til 11 PM EST. We're happy to be following in the footsteps of some truly talented bands who played this before us, including The Pixies. So TUNE IN!
Finally, we're debuting two new songs this Thursday night at North Star Bar...if you're in Philly---you should be there. And, last but not least, new Soraia merch is ON THE WAY!...starting with the stickers below and moving to include posters, tees, and more. A great October, ain't it?
Welcome to October!!! Happy October to you!!
We have a plethora (that's right) of live shows, a new song--or two, and a splendid "Love Like Voodoo" video to share with you this month. Many, MANY treats...and tricks. And we'll be trekking into Boston and Rhode Island...so join us, why not?
We also have a plan for getting the video to you in typical Soraia fashion...as Halloween and Voodoo-like as we can. So stay tuned, and join us at North Star Bar in Philly next week to hear a new one or two or....
Great video shoot yesterday!
We had the BEST time shooting "Love Like Voodoo" video yesterday...still have a bit more shooting to do this week, and then we should be editing very soon. We will get the video to you before Halloween, so stay tuned for a special "Have a Voodoo Halloween!" package/contest we are having...details shortly >:)
OK, kids...great news just keeps getting better...life is good in Soraia-Land!
HUGE THANK YOU to Little Steven Van Zandt and The Underground Garage on Sirius XM Satellite Radio Channel 21 for playing "love Like Voodoo", "Runaround", and now--"Never Again"! That's right!!! THREE...count 'em...THREE Soraia songs on The Underground Garage. "Never Again" was just debuted on Bill Kelly's "Blackhole Bandstand" show this morning on The Underground Garage. We're pretty ecstatic about it all, to say the least. The feeling to see your band's name on the radio...well, very grateful.
Again, great times Thursday night in the Big Apple with all our kids, and on to shooting "Voodoo" video starting tomorrow. We're hoping to get it to you the week before Halloween. Should work out just fine. All do-it-yourself with the band. More coming!!!
Thanks to all our cats and kittens who came out and rocked the house at Arlene's Grocery in NYC with us last night. We love you, and we'll see you soon! NOW, on to some "Voodoo", baby!!!! Video is in the works....
We realize we're a little late in letting you know about this, but DJ Bill Kelly played us yet again this past Sunday!!!! He played "Like a Woman Would" this time...from our record, "In the Valley of Love and Guns".
JOIN US tomorrow night at Arlene's Grocery in New York City...can't wait to play...love playing Arlene's...8 pm, $8, 21+! See you there:
Next Philly show is at North Star Bar on Thursday, October 10th, and we'll be debuting a new song or two at that show....so COME!
Join us at Arlene's Grocery in New York City this Thursday night, September 26th at 8 pm for a rawkin' night...here's from Friday's show:
OH TONIGHT!!!! Philadelphia...are you coming???
We're playing our hearts out at The Legendary Dobb's on 304 South Street with our good friends and great band, The Killtones, touring right now. The Killtones at 10 pm and Soraia at 11 pm. Join us tonight at Dobb's...$10 cover and 21+ event.
Can't wait to play!!!
*photo by Ashley Otis
HOLY WHAT, BATMAN?!?!?!?! Will you take a gander here at today's "Video of the Day" on "The Underground Garage"??!! It's our version of the song "Jolene"...thank you thank you thank you, once again, to Little Steven Van Zandt and Sirius XM satellite radio's Channel 21, "The Underground Garage"!!
THANK YOU to Little Steven Van Zandt and The Underground Garage on Sirius XM satellite radio for debuting "Runaround" from our newest release, "In the Valley of Love and Guns" last night on his syndicated show! Another huge thank you to Bill Kelly of "Teenage Wasteland" for playing "Want What I Want" on his show on WFMU FM in NY/NJ last night! We're gettin' around....
Here's the clip of Little Steven's outro from last night's Underground Garage show:
WOW! Check out this ink drawing on paper Cincinnati-area artist Dylan Spleeg created of ZouZou! Thanks, Dylan!
LUCKY NUMBER 13!!!!
Little Steven Van Zandt is playing us yet AGAIN on his syndicated show this Sunday night airing in Philly, and all over the US and Europe this weekend! TUNE IN! Check your local listings here: Underground Garage Radio Affiliates
Here's what Little Steven says about this weekend's installment: "Join us for our final installment of the seven stages of love. We are calling it I'm Alive: Rebirth, and it is indeed a happy day. Underground Garage Episode 597
Joining us will be Paul Revere & The Raiders, Them, The Temptations, The Ramones, Manfred Mann, the Turtles, The Nazz, and Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell and brand new music from The Connection, Soraia, Radio Days and Kurt Baker..." LISTEN IN!
TONIGHT an All Ages Event in Mount Holly,NJ w/John the Conqueror and Delta Routine. See you kids later...check out our newest live pics in the PHOTO section from Cincinnati,OH and Muncie, IN this past weekend....
JOIN US in Mt. Holly, NJ tomorrow night, Friday the 13th, to help us celebrate a spooooooky evening of great rock n roll at Hebe Music, an all ages show!
We are working out final plans this weekend for our "Love Like Voodoo" video, which we will be shooting very soon, and also working through some new songs getting them ready for the live shows! We will keep writing new songs through the rest of the year, so we'll see what we come up with that sticks by testing them on you, if you don't mind. We promise nothing will hurt too badly >:)
Below are two short clips of "Runaround" performed live this past weekend in Muncie, IN and Cincinnati, OH. For full videos, please join us on our Soraia Facebook Page over there to the right----->
See you at a show!
From MOTR Pub Downtown this past Saturday in Cincinnati, OH...a little clip of the start of the show:
The weekend shows in Muncie, Indiana and Cincinnati, OH were AMAZING. You guys were on F-I-R-E, and you know what that does to us....MUHEWHAHAHAHA!!!
THANK YOU for two fiery shows, and we'll be seeing you in a few months once again...stay tuned for dates for another trek your way coming soon.
Until then, three great shows coming in NJ, PA, and NY over the next few weeks...check out our tour dates to catch up with us. More coming....Pic below by Ashley Otis from Muncie, IN show this weekend:
Thanks again to DJ Bill Kelly for playing "Like a Woman Would" from our newest release,"In the Valley of Love and Guns" on his weekly show,"Teenage Wasteland", on WFMU FM 91.1, 90.1, 91.9 FM & wfmu.org airing Sunday nights EST in northern New Jersey and New York!!
Next stop: Cincinnati, OH at MOTR Pub Downtown...FREE SHOW!!!
Image by Ron Disilvestro (drummer's view)last night:
Tonight's the night we leave for Muncie, Indiana! We'll be playing an all ages event at "Be Here Now" in Muncie at 11 pm Friday, September 6th and playing at midnight on Saturday, September 7th at MOTR Pub Downtown in Cincinnati, OH...no cover to that one! We're excited to be playing this weekend!
THANK YOU AGAIN to the great DJ Bill Kelly for playing "Want What I Want" on his 25 year and running show Teenage Wasteland on WFMU FM 91.1, 90.1, 91.9 FM & wfmu.org airing Sunday nights EST in northern Jersey and New York!! He played us FIRST!!!! Check it out here: Teenage Wasteland Playlist
Last but certainly not least, we are in the works planning our "Love Like Voodoo" video amidst rehearsing new songs for you. So, come out and see us soon, will ya???
**THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st, 2013!!!***
Tune in -- once again -- to Little Steven's Underground Garage, for more music from Soraia!!!
The syndicated radio show playing this weekend is the sixth installment of the seven stages of love. This episode is all about revenge and it's called "The Big Payback". Little Steven says "yes James Brown will be there. Joining him will be the Byrds, the Who, the Grass Roots, the Syndicate of Sound, The Hollies, The Castaways, and The Ramones. We have brand new music from Radio Days, The Bayonets, The Launderettes, The Connection, and Soraia. Come find out what Sandi Shore, Little Walter, and Sam Kinison have in common. It’s Revenge!"
The new episode will debut on commercial radio this weekend (Aug 31 & Sept 1st) followed by its satellite radio debut on Sirius XM Channel 21, "The Underground Garage" on Monday, September 2nd. You can find your local commercial radio listings here: UG Radio Affiliates
Be sure to tune in!
We have new shows added for UMass-Lowell Radio Show "The Fallout Shelter" in Boston, MASS on Monday, October 14th and Friday, October 18th at The Ruins in Providence, Rhode Island....COME! Details in our TOUR section.
Also, we have an in-store live appearance on Record Store Day 2013 at Positively Records on Friday, November 29th...so make your plans now to see us live, all ages show... and get a limited run surprise!
Hey kids! Once again, thank you to Bill Kelly's weekly show "Teenage Wasteland" on WFMU FM 91.1, 90.1, 91.9 FM & wfmu.org Sunday nights. He kindly played Soraia again and a ton of other amazing acts past and present, and don't stop listening to Little Steven's Underground Garage on Sirius XM satellite radio Channel 21 to hear "Love Like Voodoo" in regular rotation, too!
Stay tuned! We are working on a few new songs. We are hoping to debut them at a live show soon, and keep sending us screen shots of "Love Like Voodoo" on your UG radio dial, like the one below. Send through our contact link!
Here's one of the intros from Underground Garage Channel 21 on Sirius XM satellite radio for "Love Like Voodoo" as "Coolest Song in the World". Little Steven Van Zandt introduces us...pretty cool, yeah???? More intros coming, too....
JOIN US!!! Friday, September 6th at Be Here Now in Muncie, IN for an all ages show (w/Radio Cologne at 9pm, Molehill at 10 pm, and Soraia at 11 pm w/DAMN Union), and then Saturday, September 7th at MOTR Pub Downtown in Cincinnati, OH (w/Heavy Hinges...Soraia at 9 pm)
Thanks to the legendary DJ Bill Kelly for once again playing "Love Like Voodoo" on his weekly show, "Teenage Wasteland".
From Thursday night's Arlene's Grocery Show....see the Photo Gallery
Come out and see us THIS Thursday, August 22nd, at Hot Shots in Westville, NJ....Sept 6 and 7 in Muncie, Indiana and Cincinnati, OH...back to school, kiddies!!!....
Photo by Jeff Smith/ReflectionsNYC:
"Winning is a habit: You gotta play with your heart - with every ounce of fire in your body. Appreciate the grind, and the discipline, and to win...."
See you in NYC tonight...
Great times at Hollystock this past Saturday, August 10th in Mount Holly, NJ! Pics are up in the Photo Gallery
*NEW YORK CITY* is tomorrow!!! Thursday, August 15th at 8 pm at Arlene's Grocery!!!! Followed by NJ, IN, OH, and Philly....COME ON!!!!! See what all the fuss is about live and in person.... THANK YOU to Underground Garage and Little Steven for making "Love Like Voodoo" "Coolest Song in the World" last week. Keep listening to Channel 21, Underground Garage on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio to hear "Love Like Voodoo" in heavy rotation for a while. TUNE IN!!!
JOIN US IN NEW YORK CITY! Thursday, August 15th at 8 pm, $8, 21+...Arlene's Grocery for a night you most sincerely will NOT soon forget... Let's GO-GO.
Here's some live "Love Like Voodoo". Because you deserve it. That's why.
If you just heard our single, "Love Like Voodoo" on Little Steven's Underground Garage as "Coolest Song in the World", here's the song again for your listening pleasure>:>)
GO BUY IT on ITunes or from our STORE link...either works! Thanks!
"Love Like Voodoo" debuts as Little Steven Van Zandt's "Coolest Song in the World":
JOIN US IN NEW YORK CITY! Thursday, August 15th at 8 pm, $8, 21+...Arlene's Grocery for a night you most sincerely will enjoy with us... Purrfect.
A huge thank you to Bill Kelly who played our song "Love Like Voodoo" on his legendary weekly radio show "Teenage Wasteland" last night on
WFMU-FM 91.1 Jersey City, NJ and Hudson Valley, NY. His radio show has been on the air for over 25 years. Another great rock n roll DJ playing Soraia!
Also, pick up the current issue of UK's Black Velvet Magazine for a Q & A with Soraia and album review! Details on where to purchase your copy at http://www.blackvelvetmagazine.com
Some new Soraia press, this time, from Germany and about "Love Like Voodoo"!!
Thank you Thomas Kroll for the article, and Mariann Krott
Happy 28th Anniversary to Live Aid! July 13, 1985 brought all sorts of amazing acts together from a single song written at Christmas to help the hungry and starving in Ethiopia. Ah, the power of music.
And of course, you can join us this week in Philadelphia, PA at The Grape Room for a half set acoustic performance Monday night July 15th at 11:20 pm and then again this Friday, July 19th for a full on electric show at 11 pm. 21+.
Don't forget! On August 4th and 5th, Little Steven's Underground Garage has chosen our song "Love Like Voodoo" as the "Coolest Song in the World". Tune in to terrestrial radio for his show on August 4th, or Sirius/XM Channel 21 on August 5th and beyond for "Love Like Voodoo". We are planning a video for the song as well...more on that int he coming weeks....
Soraia's song "Love Like Voodoo" has been chosen by legendary Little Steven Van Zandt to be his COOLEST SONG IN THE WORLD for his Sirius/XM radio show on August 4th, 2013, and on his Sirius channel on August 5th, 2013!! "Love Like Voodoo" will then be put into heavy rotation once the initial show airs, on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Channel 21, The Underground Garage.
You can tune in to the radio show where we debut as "Coolest Song in the World" on terrestrial radio stations on Sunday, August 4th. Your local station and time is listed HERE
Then, tune into Sirius/XM Satellite Radio's Channel 21, Underground Garage, for more great rock n roll (and more "Love Like Voodoo"!) after that!
Rolling Stone Magazine called the radio show “mind-blowingly great,” adding that, “Quite simply, Underground Garage is the most exciting thing to happen on rock and roll radio in years.” What do Buddy Holly, The Strokes, The Shangri-Las, The Beatles, and The Ramones have in common? Little Steven’s Underground Garage! BIG NEWS FOR US! Stay tuned for more...;)
Come back here on Monday, July 7th to read a very exciting announcement! Join our email list over there to the right, too, for future news and to keep up with everything we're doing.
Also, we just started an Instagram account, so if you're on there...jump on and follow along with us.
Photo below from A Guest/Break the Glass Photography:
New York City! Here We Come! See you guys on the 4th of July at Trash Bar in Brooklyn at 8 pm doors, Soraia at 10 pm. See our "Tour" link for all details! Next Philly show is July 15 and 19 at The Grape Room. And we're always working on new songs for you guys...we know you'll love them! More coming soon....
New show dates are being added, including some for midwest US this September! Just added Cincinnati, OH at MOTR Pub Downtown on Saturday, September 7th and Muncie, IN at Be Here Now (All Ages!) on Friday, September 6th.
Join us tonight at Hebe Music in Mt. Holly, NJ, for an all ages Songwriters' event, where we'll talk about the writing of the songs and some of the alternate words/lines we had. We'll present four demos that we never finished recording for the record, too. Some interesting stuff...followed by music. Doors are 6:30 pm, Frank Cervantes at 7 pm, Soraia at 8 pm, followed by Ray Ward and Shadowplay. All Ages, $8 cover.
Last night at Shady Katie's was so great. Thanks to all you guys who came out and talked to us before and after the show. We can't wait to see you and play again...so Saturday, June 15th at Hebe Music in Mt. Holly, NJ is an acoustic, all ages show playing all the songs (mostly) we wrote for this record, including the demo versions that didn't get on "In the Valley of Love and Guns". So, a SPECIAL night not to be missed if you're a true Soraia fan!
Then, next Philadelphia show is a BIG ONE! DON'T MISS IT! Philly RAW event on Thursday night, June 27th at Lit Bar...get your tickets online today here:
New shows added at Arlene's Grocery in New York City. Details in our "Tour" section...go see...
More dates coming soon....Stay tuned in.
Can't wait to finish this vocal on "Drive" today at Sine Studios. I relearned the song we wrote a year and a half ago for our June 15th songwriter's showcase, and decided it needed to be finished. Glad to be back for the day doing what I love....
Have a great weekend, everyone, wherever you are!
"Runaround" at Arlene's Grocery in NYC from 5/9/13:
Here's a short vid clip from Be Here Now in Muncie, Indiana last weekend...why not?
Some "Summertime Blues" sung by us...and YOU:
We have added a few shows to our "Tour" section, so definitely take a look when we're heading your way. Next big Philly show is set for Thursday, June 27th for the RAW Artists Showcase at Lit Bar. Tickets are $15 adv/$20 door, so please do attend as this is a special event with artists, music, fashion, makeup, and more and we're happy to be a part of it! Sure to be a great event all around.
June 27th at the RAW Artists's Showcase at Lit Bar in Philadelphia, PA...buy your tickets here:
We had such a great time in Muncie, IN this weekend...thank you guys so much for making it so amazing for us all. Your rock n' roll passion oozes out of you like the rare, splendid creatures you are... Love you all so much. We will see you in August/September time again.
We will be posting a vid and some pics from the weekend shows on Facebook and Twitter as the week progresses, so please join us on there and join our EMAIL LIST to see when we're coming back to the area!Next show: Shady Katie's in Somerdale, NJ on Thursday, June 6th at 9 pm....see you there!
MUNCIE, INDIANA!!!!!!!!! HERE WE COME!!!! FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, MAY 17 & 18th. TWO NIGHTS ONLY!
Package deal for merch at these shows, too! Get our brand new release,"In the Valley of Love and Guns" and a Soraia tee shirt or trucker hat for only $15 (suggested retail $25)
Thanks to everyone who joined us this past Thursday night at our Arlene's Grocery show in New York. Here's a shot from the night courtesy Jeff Smith/ReflectionsNYC:
We'll be playing MUNCIE, INDIANA on Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th. Acoustic Saturday night, May 18th at Folly Moon and full electric set Friday night, May 17th at Be Here Now.
See you in New York City Thursday night, May 9th! Our show's at 8 pm, 7 pm doors, free show at Arlene's Grocery...I said Yeah...c'mon c'mon c'mon....
A dream has become reality. Thank you, Positively Records in Levittown, PA for supporting Soraia and all you do to keep the music alive and real:
We are so excited to announce that you may now purchase any track--or the whole album-- of our newest release, "In the Valley of Love and Guns" from ITunes anywhere in the world!
The full record and individual tracks are also available for downloading and streaming at these online outlets NOW: Amazon, Spotify, Google Play, Rdio, Deezer, XboxMusic, Rhapsody, eMusic, Simfy, Muve Music, MySpace Music, iHeartRadio, Nokia, MediaNet, and VerveLife.
And away we go....
JOIN US tonight as we return to Mojo Main in Newark, DE for an 18+ event, and only $5 cover at the door!
We'll be refreshing the set list with a few songs you haven't heard in a while, and we're REALLY excited to see some old friends in Newark where we had our start when Mojo was formerly known as East End.
Looking forward to a WILD ONE! Set time 11 pm....SEE YOU TONIGHT!
Our new album, "In the Valley of Love and Guns" is NOW AVAILABLE for purchase at Positively Records in Levittown, PA. GO GET IT! And tell Mitch Soraia says "Hi"!
Don't blame us if you're lost in there for hours....
ONE LAST BUS TRIP TO NYC!
We're doing one more area bus trip to our Thursday, May 9th Free Showcase Event at Arlene's Grocery, doors at 7 pm and showtime 8 pm. Since the event is free, there is no advance ticket purchase for this show. All info remains the same, 3:30 pm Philly departure and 4/4:15 pm, NJ departure. Please contact us through this link if you plan on getting on the bus with names and location pick up point:
On Thursday, May 9th, we return to New York City for another one! THIS TIME, it's at Arlene's Grocery, and it's a free show included with our PA/NJ bus trip. We are playing Thursday, May 9th at 8 pm. Bus will leave Philly and Jersey at 3:30 and 4 respectively...so get yourself on it and see you there!
We are also playing a show in New York City at The Cutting Room on Friday, May 3rd, opening for "Rockers in Recovery" at 7 pm. Come to that if you're in the NYC area! Ticket information available in our TOUR LINK
Some live "Like a Woman Would" from Friday's show last week!
Pics from Friday night's show coming in the "Photos" section later today. Join us at one of the next few shows in NJ, DE, and Philadelphia, PA!
Here's one pic in the meantime:
Here's a bit from our 93.7 WSTW live stripped performance this past Sunday night, March 17th. Acoustic version of "Good Ain't Good Enough" from our new release,"In the Valley of Love and Guns" available in our STORE
GO GET IT!!!
We have our New York City date coming up with one last Soraia bus trip for our Philadelphia/South Jersey-ites.
On THURSDAY, MAY 9th, we're playing at "Arlene's Grocery" in NYC at 8 pm, NO COVER! FREE SHOW! A celebration and thank you for too many things to list...so JOIN US!
Details on the bus trip coming soon....
THIS SUNDAY, March 17th, tune in to 93.7 WSTW Hometown Heroes broadcast in Delaware to hear us play live and co-host/interview about the new record,"In the Valley of Love and Guns". We'll be on air from 8 pm - 10 pm US EST. Listen on the radio or live streaming HERE
Did you get your copy of the cd yet? What are you waiting for??? Go to Soraia.com now in the "Store" section and get yours today!
*BONUS*:Check out a vid of our live performance from Mojo Main in Newark, DE from 2/2/13: Our live cover of "Have Love, Will Travel":
We are returning to visit our friends in Muncie, Indiana on Friday,May 17th at "Be Here Now". We have our new cd ready to go, so we're heading out your way! We'll be adding a few dates around that one, too, probably in Muncie and Ohio. Keep your eyes WIDE OPEN...see you soon.
Check out March 6th's version of Philadelphia's "Northeast Times" for a three page spread on Soraia! Big thank you to William Kenny for the article. You can read it online
Listen LIVE! this Friday, March 8th to a 2 hour interview/playing of the new record with us on Drexel University Radio 91.7 WKDU FM if you're in PA/NJ/DE from 4-6pm US EST. From anywhere else on planet Earth, listen live streaming HERE
New Record out NOW!!!! Buy the album for $9.99 or purchase singles...all available in our "Store" link today.
Welcome to our record. We're happy to get to share it with you all!
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to our Worldwide Record Release Celebration in New York City at Mercury Lounge a few nights ago. It wouldn't have been what it was for us onstage without you guys there. So, a heartfelt "thank you", and we can't wait to see you again next time.
A big article coming out this Wednesday about yours truly in a Philadelphia area newspaper. Annnnnd...preorders ship out this Tuesday, which leaves a few more days to get those preorders in!
Remember, with every preorder you get the unreleased bonus track entitled, "Against the Wall"-FREE!
So come get yours while the gettin's good!
The first review of our still unreleased record -that IS available for preorder until March 4th - is HERE! Thank you to writer/reviewer, Andy Vineburg. Read it
PREORDERS for our new record,"In the Valley of Love and Guns" start NOW!
Order the PREORDER BUNDLE from our "STORE" link here, which includes the bonus offer of two album downloads "Wild Imagination" and "Jolene" AND the bonus, unreleased track entitled,"Against the Wall"--written by Soraia Mansour, Jon Bon Jovi, and Obie O'Brien.
GO GET IT!!!! Offer expires March 4, 2013 at 12 am US EST.
Please allow 12 hours for the email with the download mp3's of your preorder bonus. We are independently run, so it takes a little bit more time....
All orders will be shipped first class mail on March 5th, 2013.
New pics are UP from the Philadelphia Record Release show last night! Check them out here.
Last night's Philadelphia Record Release Show was INTENSE! Thank you so much for joining us...now let's do it again... in New York City this time!
The celebration continues at The Mercury Lounge on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 6:30 pm doors and 8 pm showtime for our Worldwide Release Party Event! More details coming in the morning...
PREORDERS START THIS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19th, 2013, RIGHT HERE ON SORAIA.COM!
The first fifty preorders get the additional bonus of a signed cd from all band members and a downloadable pdf of the Album Cover Art. With each preorder also comes an instant downloadable track PLUS a bonus unreleased track written by Soraia Mansour, Jon Bon Jovi, and Obie O'Brien.
Busy week! Get on the ride!
Here's a shot from last night's audience...thank you for mobbing Dobb's!
More press about record release in today's page 2, "Arts and Entertainment Weekender" section of the "Bucks County Courier Times". Thanks to Andy Vineberg for this one:
Well, well, well! Seems we took a listen to you all and made our album cover art into some posters for our release shows. SO! Here's the deal:
We'll have 15 limited edition 12 x 18 posters available for only $5 at the release show tomorrow night. Here's the poster:
(I kept one for posterity myself....sorry, kids!)
A bumble bee buzzed this in the "Philadelphia Daily News" today about our release show this Saturday night/release of new record:
PREORDERS for our brand new release, "In the Valley of Love and Guns" begin in just one week:
Tuesday February 19, 2013...right HERE!
You will get a bonus, unreleased track with each preorder as well as an instant download of one of the singles. Worldwide release date on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, with advanced limited copies available at two of our upcoming release shows.
Here's the album cover art:
What great response to our "Jolene" video already! Over 1500 hits in the past five days! Thank you for watching and sharing.
Now, it's only 6 days away: Our Philadelphia Record Release Party at The Legendary Dobb's on 3rd and South Streets. Come celebrate with us Philly Style!!!!!! Record cover art will be revealed later this week...say...tomorrow???
Saturday, February 16th, doors at 8:30 pm w/Penwell opening, The Jackson Rider's record release as well, then yours truly, followed by Ray Ward Band. See you Saturday...
Also, there's FREE SORAIA WALLPAPERS made of stills from our "Jolene" video available at our "Store" link above. GO GET 'EM!!!!!!!!!!!
Buy tickets to our record release show at our "Store" link today! Tickets available until Sunday, February 10th, 2013.
Soraia set time is 8 pm tonight at Mercury Lounge. Doors at 6:30 pm, 21+, $10.
More video stills below and in our "Photos" section,"Posters and Artwork".
Preview of what you can see in Issue #75 of U.K.'s "Black Velvet Magazine", including a candid interview with yours truly about my life, and writing with Jon Bon Jovi...Read the sum up on their home page, HERE....
You can purchase a copy of Issue #75 OUT NOW in the US by clicking
TODAY, two UK-based radio play debuts here:
Update for airplay! "Jolene" being played on U.K.'s "Noize Level Critical Show" this evening from 7pm GMT (2 PM US EST) airing on HERE
..AND...U.K.'s Stevi Rox will play a track from the new SORAIA album on his show "The Roxx Show" tonight, January 22 @ 7PM 'til 9PM GMT (2-4 pm US EST) which is hosted by TBFM on HERE01.21.2013
Here's what the U.K. DJ's are saying about Soraia's new record:
INFO FOR NYC BUS TRIP Tuesday, 1/29:
So, here's the same deal it always is:
(1) BUY YOUR TICKET TO THE SHOW scheduled at 8 pm, Tuesday, January 29th at Mercury Lounge in the Lower East Side here:
(4) Give us 12 hours to email you back you have your free seats waiting for you on the bus! You will!
Bus is BYOB and bring edibles if you'd like. It has all necessities and is heated. Your trip will be beyond comfortable.
PICK UP POINTS AND TIMES:
Philadelphia pickup location and time:
The Home Depot Shopping Center across the street from Club Risque on the Delaware near the intersection of S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard & E. Tasker Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148. You can park/leave your car in this lot. It is well lit and guarded. Pick up time for Philly is 3:30 pm. For you guys closer to South Jersey, the bus will be picking you up between 4/4:15 pm, just off of Exit 5 of the NJ Turnpike at the Applebee's parking lot at the intersection of Route 541 & Hancock Lane, Mount Holly/Burlington, NJ.
Our showtime is 8 pm. The bus will leave from the front of The Mercury Lounge to bring you back at 10 pm.
Another few images from our upcoming "Jolene" video (almost done!):
U.K. Radio Play! Here's the first four:
Jon Morter will be playing a track from the new album on his show "The Jon Factor" this Saturday January 19th @ 9 PM till 11PM GMT
Pleeeeeeenty o' shows this month of January, kiddies!
Our BIG ONE is Tuesday, January 29th at Mercury Lounge in NYC. You guys who joined us the past two NYC shows: join us again! And if you missed it, then WHAT'S A MATTER, YOU???
GET ON THE BUS!!! It's free and always a good time. The event invite -- including all details -- is coming soon.
In the meantime, we'll also be performing this January in New Castle, DE; Mt. Holly, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Westville, NJ; and West Chester, PA.
One more thing: we're adding a new "show archive" page to our site. It will include set lists, photos, and some video footage from each event. Hope you like it, see you soon, and ENJOY!
We are proud to announce our official CD RELEASE SHOW will be held at The Legendary Dobb's on 304 South Street in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday night, February 16th, doors at 8 pm. More details coming soon, but mark your calendars and join us!!
Some preliminary stills from "Jolene" video shoot.
Check them out, and way more to come:
Hey kids, sorry to say, but our December 21st show at Sine Studios is now SOLD OUT. Looking forward to spending the evening with you all!
COMING UP!!!!!!!!!!!!! A few things we are currently working on for the New Year:
First, if you haven't already, please join one of our street teams on Facebook: US Street Team or UK street team. Reason being we are having a few listening parties for the new record with our street teams and getting your opinions on all the songs, and we just like the back and forth, to be honest. So, sometime in the first few weeks of the New Year, we'll be telling you about that and asking you to join us through there.
Second, we are currently in progress with the filming of our "Jolene" video, and I'm just going to say: we are very excited about it. We've been coming up with great ideas, and collaborating, and it's been an inspiring process so far. We are excited to share the final video with you when it's all done in January 2013!
Last, and by far certainly not least, we are releasing our record in February 2013 - both digitally and physical copies. Physical copies will be limited at our release show, so we will give you all details on when and where you can purchase those (hint: at our release party)when it's all ironed out.
Hope you're all having a great holiday season time, and see you soon!
Tune in TODAY to Radio 104.5 FM in Philadelphia at 5 pm US EST for a special live Soraia performance! If you're not in the immediate listening area, tune into their live streaming on Radio 104.5
A gracious thank you to all of you cats and kittens who supported our month long residency as "Artist of the Month" on 93.3 WMMR FM/The Legendary Dobb's in Philadelphia. Your feedback on the music has been vital. We appreciate the support from the US and all you guys in England, Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands, and everywhere that emailed Jaxon to let him know what you thought. We can only do this together, and what a showing of support you guys have really stepped up to the plate. THANK YOU.
In case you missed it, here's our version of Dolly Parton's song "Jolene" played on WMMR yesterday:
Tune in to your FM radio dial TWICE this week to hear us LIVE! on air on 93.3 WMMR FM in Philadelphia and Radio 104.5 FM in Philadelphia, too!
This Wednesday, be sure to listen in to 93.3 WMMR FM on your radio dial or live streaming on Jaxon's show at 6:30 PM US EST for our final commercial radio debut before the record comes out in February! Let him know what you think through text at 39333.
You can also listen to their streaming FIVE of the ten songs HERE, and choose which you think is best and let us know through our CONTACT link above!
To hear us live on air this week, tune in to Jaxon's show between 5-7 pm this Thursday, November 29th, on 93.3 WMMR FM, or Listen LIVE!! if you're out of the immediate listening area.
THEN, tune in to Radio 104.5 FM on Friday, November 30th at 5 pm to hear us performing two songs on air, or Listen LIVE! if you're not in the listening area....
BUSY WEEK! Plenty more coming, kids....
We are happy and excited to say we're going to be playing Preston and Steve's/93.3 WMMR's "Camp Out for Hunger" this year at the Plymouth Meeting Metroplex live on Jaxon's show on Thursday, 11/29 between 5 and 7 pm US EST!
JOIN US AGAIN!
FUN FUN FUN!!!!!!
TONIGHT AT 6:30 PM!!!!!!!! Yet ANOTHER NEW SONG from the upcoming Soraia record played live on 93.3 WMMR FM in Philadelphia! Listen online streaming or live on air at 93.3 WMMR FM if you're in the Philly area between 6:30 and 7 pm US EST. Again, let them and us know what you think: text your thoughts on the song to 39333 or call Jaxon and tell him at 215-263-WMMR.
Thanks for listening to the new songs and giving us your feedback...you're helping us pick the first single, so it's very important, you know. We're anxious to see what you think!
Also, you can let us know through FB, Twitter, Reverbnation, contact us through this website...carrier pigeon also works...whatever it takes to get the message through, we're waiting on you!
Thank you to everyone who listened to 93.3 WMMR Fm in Philadelphia yesterday, called in or texted, and posted on our FB accounts and WMMR's to let them know what you thought of the track they played from our new record last night: "Like a Woman Would".
We love this record and all the heart we all put into it, now we want to see if you love it, too!
Thank you for your continued support, love, and ears; let's keep it going!
Next Wednesday, another track from the record, and visit our Artists' page on WMMR, here:
Don't FORGET! Tickets still available for our special "Thanksgiving Dessert" event on Black Friday, November 23rd, at Upstairs at Club Risque in Philadelphia. JOIN US! You can buy them from our "Store" link or at our show on November 15th at Rebel Rock Bar. It surely will be a night to remember...truuuuuust me....
TODAY AT 6:30 PM EST, LISTEN LIVE to Philadelphia's 93.3 WMMR FM to get your first taste of Soraia's new record on commercial radio!
**HELP!** We need your feedback on the album cut Jaxon plays tonight, so please listen in and respond to the track by texting your opinions to 39333 or call in to 215-263-WMMR after they play the track to let them know what you think. You will be helping us pick our first single!!! New cut every Wednesday in the month of November....
That's right! We were chosen by 93.3 WMMR FM in Philadelphia as their November 2012 "Artist of the Month"!!!
Enjoy streaming Soraia 24/7: 5 tracks from the new record! Let us know which you like best, and every Wednesday night at 6:30 pm for the whole month of November, call or text in after Jaxon plays one of the cuts live, on-air on 93.3 FM.
Let us and the station know what you think! We need your feedback to pick the single we will push first...so remember! Every Wednesday, tune into WMMR 93.3 "Everything that Rocks" and let us know which song you love best by calling and texting into the station.
Not in the Philly area?? Download their WMMR app onto your phone and listen live from there....so many options...so much SORAIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEEEEHAAAAAA!
Our hearts go out to our neighbors who are still without power, some without homes, and ferocious gratitude to the rescue workers, assist teams, volunteers, and everyone working so hard to help recover from Sandy. Our love and support to you.
We have been named "Artist of the Month" at 93.3 WMMR FM in Philadelphia for November 2012!!! More info on that coming early this week, so STAY TUNED!
OK, exciting news! To all of you who have been anxious to hear our new record,this one's for you! We are playing a live acoustic set at Gashouse Radio on their Toil Rock Radio Show on Thursday night, October 25th at 7-10 PM US EST. We will also be playing a few cuts from the upcoming studio release on air. This is a live streaming broadcast, so you can listen from anywhere in the world!
We are excited to share some of the new songs with you, and anxious to hear your feedback. You can also send in questions and comments as we go; just go to their live chat while we're on air "HERE"
Can't wait, and there have been more shows added in the TOUR section, so check them out. New York City, you're next....>:>)
GREAT NEWS for Philadelphia area kids!
We just got news we'll be playing LIVE AT 5 on Radio 104.5 FM Philadelphia with DJ Wendy Rollins on Friday, November 30th. We go on air live at 5 pm that night, playing one of the songs from our upcoming release as well as a cover that may surprise you!
Stay tuned for details on how you can get free tickets to join us in studio that day for our live performance to be a part of our studio audience!
Onward and upward!
Alright, kids...new shows were added, and keep being added every few days, especially for November. We'll keep you up to date with where and when we're playing...you show up. Deal? Good. Also, got a few new pics up in our Photo Gallery, so check 'em owwwwwt....
Already an all ages show, a few acoustic shows, and we'll be seeing NYC and DE soon, too....we ARE coming to a town near you.
Thanks to everyone who came to our show at Mercury Lounge this past Wednesday night, Sept 26th! LOVED seeing you...see you Oct 4th at Hot Shots in Westville, NJ, yes, yes??? And many more shows to come after that...keep an eye on our TOUR section!!!
Thanks to everyone who came to the NYC show last night. It was great moment after great moment. See you next in Philadelphia at The Legendery Dobb's on Friday, August 24th at midnight...
Here's another movamorphic short for our upcoming August 15th industry showcase event at The Mercury Lounge in NYC done by our Brian Cassidy. Please watch it, enjoy, and don't forget - once again - to bring yourself. Any which way you can! Doors 7:30 pm, showtime 8 pm. There's a few seats left on our free Soraia Bus, so to join us this Wednesday, message us here:
From our acoustic performance at Puck back in April of "Like a Woman Would":
Here's an article about our June 6th showcase at The Legendery Dobb's in Philadelphia from THATMAG:
Click HERE to read.
Well, we're wrapping up our last few area shows over the next few weeks, and are hoping to see you! Tonight, we play at Rebel Rock Club, an acoustic performance, at 11 pm on 100 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA. There's free parking, and this is a free show! Join us!
Also, we have another all ages show at Hebe Music in Mt. Holly, NJ on July 13th, and that's it until a NYC show or two and a Dobb's benefit for the PSPCA on August 2nd.
Our record is finished! A few remixes and mastering and then in your hands! We're planning a few surprises to make our hometown release show a most splendid event, planning on early September, so stay tuned for details!
Until we meet again, why not go to the beach? I'll join you....>:>)
Thank you to dear Goddess Hathor and our sweet Cat Porterfield for this review:
Click Here to read.
Here's the interview/two songs we did with Sean Gallagher from "Unclaimed Bands". We sat down in late March with him and talked all things old and new in Soraia. Featuring two alternate mixes of songs from our upcoming record, including "Runaround" and "Never Again". You can download the podcast free from iTunes at the following link: Unclaimed Bands Podcast with Soraia
Some press we got recently...it's feels good to get noticed;)
We play the Lucas Auto Group Stage at 8:45 pm. BE THERE! We'll have tickets to our Philadelphia area record release show with us that night! And new tank tops---thought they are almost sold out online already---crap.