The Diplomats of Solid Sound

Artist / Band / Musician
Soul / Jazz / Funk
Record Kicks
Since the release of their first 7-inch single, "Bullfrog Boogaloo," in 2001,

the Diplomats of Solid Sound have been mining America's vast deposits of soul music to create a sound all their own -- a spare-but-spicy groove sired equally by progenitors such as Booker T., James Brown and The Funk Brothers.

Now, after three full-length releases as an instrumental outfit, the Diplomats

of Solid Sound have expanded the family for a new set of soul stunners they like to call

"The Diplomats of Solid Sound, Featuring The Diplomettes." (2008, Record Kicks / Pravda Records)

This supercharged new set of prime cuts is a dance party in a jewel box,

guaranteed to groove its way into your head and your ass -- and get both moving fast! Its sound is both new and old. Timeless. Soul.

Full-length DOSS releases "Instrumental Action Soul" (2001, Prescription

Records), "Let's Cool One"(2003, Estrus Records) and "Destination … Get Down!" (2005, Estrus) captured the band in its natural habitat, a dimly lit bar where people appreciate a good smoke, a vodka gimlet and a funky little combo that knows how to get the cats and kittens out of their seats and onto the dance floor. The sound got the boys a gig backing R&B legend Andre Williams, with whom they cut "Aphrodisiac". It was released by Pravda Records and Spanish label Vampisoul in May, 2006.

The Diplomettes bring the sound of The Ikettes, the Raylettes, maybe a little

funky Marva Whitney. Now imagine the girls kicking up the perfect soul storm in front of the DOSS' trademark heavy funk artillery. The band polished this new act on a tour of Italy in Summer 2007, then went into Iowa's City's Minstrel Studio to lay down their new soul ravers. It was produced by the band with help from Justin Kennedy and John Svec, and mixed in the UK by Adam Gibbons (a.k.a. Lack of Afro).

The group has share stages with Sharon Jones, Robert Walter, Wilco, The New

Mastersounds and The James Taylor Quartet and toured in Italy, France, and


DOSS tracks have been played on the John Peel Show and The Craig Charles Funk And Soul Show on The BBC, and have served as soundtrack music for many televsion programs, including "Reaper" (WB Network), "Breaking Bonaduce" (VH1), "Made" (MTV), "My Super Sweet 16" (MTV), "The Osbournes" (MTV), "Parental Control" (MTV), "Punk'D" (MTV), "Room Raiders" (MTV), "Cathouse" (HBO), and "Sons Of Hollywood" (A&E).
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