The Soul Rebels are bringing their brass to Buffalo Iron Works

Thomas Tedesco, Culture Editor

The signature dish of New Orleans, gumbo combines a wide variety of ingredients that provides quite a unique flavor, just as the music of The Soul Rebels does with their infusion brass and horns.

“The sound is very genre-blending,” trumpet player Julian Goslin told The Record. “We infuse a lot of your favorite genres, hip hop, funk, jazz, soul, R&B, even some reggae. It’s like gumbo. You have a bunch of stuff in the pot and when you taste it, it makes sense.”

The Soul Rebels will be bringing their unique musical mixture to Buffalo Iron Works as a part of their “Poetry in Motion” Tour this Sunday at 8:00 p.m.

Goslin, who has been with the group for 11 years, has been a part of several highly successful collaborations and projects that The Soul Rebels have done. Some include their role as the house band for the NFL Honors award show as well as playing with Metallica for their 30th anniversary concerts at the Fillmore in San Francisco.

Their latest album, “Poetry in Motion”, which they are touring in support of, also features several collaborations and musical styles. According to Goslin, the album took about a year to complete and was co-produced by some of the group’s members.

“We went into the studio with the idea that we wanted actual songs that people can relate to and people can sing. It’s a little bit different than our previous works”, Goslin said. “That was our goal; to try to reach the masses and let people know that we not only play horns, but rap, sing, and have other forms of entertainment that we possess.”

The Soul Rebels’ latest single, “Greatness” is a standout track and has all the diverse elements present. The song is also been part of ESPN’s soundtrack of this year’s college basketball season.

Goslin recalled that the band had played in Buffalo a few years back and specifically remembered the buffalo wings and the cold weather.

This time around fans should expect the group to heat up the crowd on a chilly evening once again.

“We’re definitely gonna warm up the crowd. It might be cold outside, but it’s definitely gonna be hot inside. Just a lot of energy, a lot of color, a lot of spontaneous things, and the horns.”, Goslin said. “It’s gonna be a very horn-heavy set, some vocals…be prepared to have your soul fulfilled that night.”

The diversity of The Soul Rebels’ music will be on full display on the Iron Works stage with their musicianship, spontaneity, and energy, which should keep anyone in the audience on their toes.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased from the venue’s website for $22 in advance or $25 the day of the show.