From left to right: Greg Fletcher, Jonathan Stoyanoff, Johnny Dutro, Dan Metoyer, Lelainia Brochu & Fallon Dailey
Soul Union is a powerful new band that weaves elements of African, Caribbean, and American music together to create a unique new sound, coupled with truly inspirational lyrics. Soul Union plays music that makes people think, listen, feel and most of all dance! The band was formed in 2007 by John Dutro (lead singer) and Greg Fletcher (musical composer) in Chico, California.
John Dutro is an amazing lyricist/poet and has recorded and toured with bands such as Mystic Roots and Pyrex. He also has two solo albums under his belt. John’s lyrics are truly revolutionary. He speaks powerfully of the need to evolve our minds and humanity as a whole. Greg Fletcher is a multi-instrumentalist who plays African instruments in the band such as the Kalimba (thumb piano), Djembe, and Ngoni (8 and 10 string harp). Greg spent several years in the bush of Africa learning from many masters and now has created his own unique style. Greg’s most recent project was playing with master Congolese musician Borrina Mapaka.
The current configuration of the band also features a drum-set, bass, percussion, which fuses together to produce a full, entrancing sound, capable of moving any crowd.
- John Dutro: Vocals, Flute, Shekere
- Greg Fletcher: Ngoni, Kalimba, Djembe
- Jonathan Stoyanoff: Bass
- Dan Metoyer: Percussion
- Lelainia Brochu: Backup Vocals, Shekere
- Fallon Dailey: Congas, Djembe, Talking Drum