Neel Cole & Southern St is a "Texas Grunge" band out of Austin, Tx. Meshing the worlds of Rock, Grunge, Blues and Country, they created a unique Texas Sound as one club owner put it. Comprised of: Neel Cole on Vocals/Guitar, Kenneth Simmons on Bass, and Pedro Duquense on Drums, they strive to bend the walls between genres while trying to make a difference in the world with their words. Began as a simple solo venture David Neely (AKA Neel Cole), paired together with Kenneth in early 2018 in hopes of putting together a group to perform some of his musical works. After the addition of Pedro on drums, the project became more like a liquid than a solid, so they adapted the group name "Neel Cole & Southern St". Over the past year they have rounded out their sound, and polished up their approach to writing music adapting the idea that every song is not only a group effort, but a liquid creation as well. With wide open guitars, vivid vocal melodies, solid bass lines, and rhythmic percussion, they are surely able to take your soul away from all you worry about in this world...even if for just a moment.
"What I love about this band is that they write from a place of depth, and they craft their songs based on those intentions and feelings - they don't seem to sit down and say 'let's write a country song, let's write something blue-rock', the concept and moment comes first, which gives them purpose, and a quickly unique vibe that runs throughout [their music]." - Rebecca Cullen, Founder & Editor, Stereostickman.com
“They have a flow and groove that honestly, to me, is more important than anything production can fake!” - Nate Heltman, Panama Guitars
”They definitely have a nice Texas sound.” - Rob Ortiz, Risky Business Lockhart TX
“Down In The Mud represents (them) really well... (They) are really talented and I love the skills I hear in (their) music. Down In The Mud is a real winner.” - Jacqueline Jax, Avaliveradio.com
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