SOUL SCRATCH is founded on, and rooted in the principle that through the healing power of music, the world may be made into a joyous loving place where all of humanity can come together under the umbrella of Love and togetherness. It was founded by JOHNNY CHOU, JOEL GIVERTZ, and ADAM GREENBERG originally coming together in various musical projects throughout their young lives and with the addition of MATT REALE’s horn lines started to make its way into the hearts of all who heard their signature sound.
At the same time this musical exploration was beginning, another journey was underway on the East coast in the form of DALE SPOLLETT developing the vocal skills and feel that would one day add his distinct interpretation to the west coast soul scene. After moving to Los Angeles, He saw a SOUL SCRATCH show and was duly impressed with the band's sound, passion, and interpretation of soul music.
As fate would have it, the band was looking for a new lead singer at the time and Spollett answered the call. Five years and three albums later SOUL SCRATCH has blossomed into one of the mainstay powerhouses in the SoCal Soul scene. Proud to be releasing their latest work “Pushing Fire” on COLEMINE RECORDS, SOUL SCRATCH continues to grow and impress new audiences with their musicianship, drive, and passion for the music they make.
“We are on a mission to cure the world of hate, and educate all people in the power of Love, Peace, and Music.”
HERE'S WHAT FOLKS HAVE BEEN SAYING ABOUT SOUL SCRATCH'S PUSHING FIRE:
“San Fernando Valley’s Soul Scratch are a smoking hot soul band with superlative musicianship and one hell of a lead singer in Dale Spollett. Spollett possesses one of those force of nature soul voices that can’t be taught; one has to be born with it. Like Paul Janeway from St. Paul and the Broken Bones and Mike Farris, Spollett is a blue-eyed soul singer that can tear the house down in live performance. Even more impressive is how his voice bristles with energy and conviction on studio recordings. The band itself equals the vocal excellence of Spollett, with its right-on-the-money crackling grooves in every song. Soul Scratch is one of those groups that you know you love within a few seconds of hearing one of their songs.” - POPMATTERS
Soul Scratch calls on the healing power of R&B and soul to unite people in joy and love. - Elmore Magazine
“San Fernando Valley-dwelling soul funk outfit Soul Scratch have a sound that's eclectic as the melting point from where they grew up. ‘Pacified’ is the latest song to be shared from their forthcoming Pushing Fire album and it's a doozy. Mixing a funky lick, bold horns and a grooving rhythm, the soulful outfit are their bold best on this tune.” – PURE VOLUME
“… a fantastic album” - SONIC BANDWAGON
Elwood’s (aka Dan Aykroyd) favorite new song of the week is the hot & fresh soul number “Pacified” from L.A.’s Soul Scratch! – THE BLUES MOBILE
"This record is so refreshing! Sounds classic (as opposed to "retro"), & the topical songs are right on time. " - KUNM Albuquerque public radio
BEST OF 2016! “Soul Scratch’s ‘Pacified’ is a great single.” - THE FACE RADIO / BROOKLYN
“Los Angeles band Soul Scratch truly do live up to their name. The six-piece band lays down thick funky grooves and the kind of retro soul sounds being done by East Coast labels like Daptone. Vocalist Dale Spollett is a powerhouse, bringing to mind peers like St. Paul and the Broken Bones’ Paul Janeway and legends like Syl Johnson. The musicians in the band are no slouches either, and they’ll often rip into down and dirty instrumentals strictly meant to get you dancing. This is as much a party record as it is a preaching record, and as we embark on a future that’s anything but certain, we desperately need both of those things.” - GLIDE MAGAZINE
“This album is everything that is great about soul music: bright horns, funky rhythms, groovy melodies, and contemplative lyrics. Soul music is not only alive but thriving and this album is proof.” – AXS
“If Soul Scratch wanted to make an impression on this debut, they more than accomplished that here.” - SELECTIVE MEMORY MAGAZINE