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Soon2b has enough energy to power a full fleet of vehicles fresh out of the Motor City. They have a fuel that burns full throttle, ignited by the heat of their hard rock fusion sound along with the power and passion in their performances. It's no wonder that the executive producers of America's Got Talent labeled them “Jimi Hendrix reborn.” This prodigious group of youngsters have been building a buzz around the Detroit music scene since they first formed in late 2011.
Founding member and bass player, A.J. Verschaeve, hooked up with lead guitarist Michael Hilgendorf and found they were fueled by a mutual interest in the electrifying sound of the classics like Hendrix, Santana and Led Zeppelin. “It was clear from the start that we had something special” said A.J., “we just clicked and knew it was right to bring back the classic sound.” The band was soon joined by drummer, Ethan Martel adding a touch of blues, jazz and metal to spice up the mix creating the perfect new genre that the band has labeled, “Hard Rock Fusion.” The combination works and gives Soon2b the extraordinary edge that defines the bands fierce sound.
Excited as they were with the new sounds they were laying down, the band never anticipated the enthusiasm the fans would find in their music. Within a few weeks of releasing their debut CD, Split Personality, the addictive melodies and the fresh yet familiar sound really began to catch on. Along with their heart pumping, high octane stage show, Soon2b is a stimulant to the senses that can't be contained. Dave Christensen owner of the Southern Thumb Music Studio said, “ These three individuals have grown and learned so much that they are now officially a band gigging around the Detroit area. Each performance is electrifying and shows how dedicated they are to learn their craft and perform.”
This power trio of young musicians have played some of the hottest venues in the Detroit Metro area including the Crofoot in Pontiac, Art on the River in Port Huron and they blew the doors off the Hard Rock Cafe in Detroit, with an open invitation to return at any given time. Yet as instrumental as the music is, the group realizes the importance of giving back. Soon2b has rocked numerous charitable events over the years including the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity and they headlined for Mark Rucker's “The Firestarters Silent Dream Show” at McMorran Theater in Port Huron.
Although they couldn't be happier than they are with all of their devoted fans in Detroit-Metro area, Soon2b wants to expand their horizons to become known on a national scale. With the upcoming release of their second CD and its intense, technical guitar solos, melodic bass lines and chest pounding drum beats, Soon2B is prepared to jolt a new generation right back into rock with its own special twist. The raw energy and amped up vibe of this up and coming band is like an infection, spreading like wild fire and as far as we know, thankfully, there is no cure.