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The SOULMATES' History - Mireia & Josep

"Someday, I'm going to produce you an album"

Soulmates is a musical project that was born on may 2012 from Mireia (Mireia Tortajada: Voice and composser) and Jus (Josep Roca Soler, music, composser and musical producer).

The project appears to fulfill the promise that Jus did at Mireia some years earlier. When she was only 9 years old, she participated as soloist in a song entitled “Se hará realidad” ("Will come true"), composed by the Jus for his choir “Cor l’Amistat” (“Heart of Friendship”), from which he was the director and she was one of the components. From that moment Mireia became a regular soloist in the choir and a few years later, Jus promised her: "Someday I will produce an album"


Years passed and the moment arrived, SOULMATES is already a reality.


At the end of the 2011-2012 course, both friends began to think about what should be their first work, and what initially had to be a record of versions, ended up being an album with 12 themes of different styles, but with a single that identifies this pair of musicians, called "LOOKING FOR A NEW DAWN".


The musical production, the creation of the musical bases and instrumentation was the work of Josep, who tried to get the most out of what each subject kept and wanted to express. The recording was done in the studio JUS Studio of Gavà, for almost a year and a half, which allowed to create an ALBUM; not a set of singles united in the same CD. In addition, they had the collaboration, in some of the cuts, of great musicians such as Marc Sarrió (Saxo), Bohdan Okrutnyy (Violin), Agustí Alcaraz (Guitar) and Lluís Naval (Drums).


 

After completing his first album, he decided to find a band to be able to defend his songs live.

First band:

At the end of October 2013 the band comprises:

Agustín Alcaraz (guitar and bass), Cristina Alcaraz (Saxo and choirs), Manuel Cuesta (Keyboards), Marc Ferrer (Guitar), Oriol Garriga (Drums) and Raquel Massoni (choirs).


On February 22, 2014 at Espai Maragall de Gavà, SOULMATES presented us his first album in his first concert and creating a truly fantastic show.

 

For a year they continue to promote their first album until in July 2015 they decide to return to the studio to create their second album "SHARING A DREAM"

On March 23, 2016 Sharing a Dream came to light.

The new album with 12 innemate themes has the collaboration of great musicians such as Jordi Portaz, Gerard Martí, Juan González, Javier Vaquero, the choir “Heart of Friendship”, the little one in just 5 years Mar Roca, the voice-off by Carlos Sianes and the new members of the band.


Sharing a Dream retains the essence of Soulmates, but it is a more mature work, keeping the bass lines from the first album but with a clearer presence of the guitars, which make it a more "rock" album.

New band:

Oriol Garriga (drums), Eugenia González (bass), Pablo Lammers (Guitar), Nerea Rodríguez (Choirs) and Néstor Vinaixa (Saxo and keyboards). 


On May 27, 2016, once again at the Espai Maragall de Gavà, SOULMATES presented a new spectacle, full of visual effects, with a dance floor and the collaborations of: Jordi Portaz, Juan González, Mar Roca, Carlos Sianes and the choir L'Amistat (“Heart of Friendship”).

 

After a year promoting the 2nd album of the group, Sharing a Dream, Mireia and Josep decide that it is time to go back to the studio to begin the composition of what should be the 3rd study work of the band.

As of September 2016, they begin to compose new themes while combining these moments of creativity with different performances, among which the IN THE DARKNESS concert stands out: an innovative performance, a concert in the dark surrounded by a quadraphonic sound that allowed the Listener enter fully into the purest sound of Soulmates.


Also during this period a new band is formed, which will be presented in November 2018.

Banda 2018:

Daniel Casadellà (Guitar), Biel González (Drums), Gènia González (Bass), Abril Morera (Choir), Arnau Morera (Choir).


The third album named "FLIYING THROUGT THE LIGHT" is a work that reaffirms the sound of the band approaching it in the style of rock of the purest 80.
They once again have great collaborations:

Jordi Portaz returns to participate as a bass player in two of the songs on the disc accompanied by his colleague David Simó on drums, and also helps in the production and mastering tasks

There are two duets: one with Nerea Rodríguez (ex-band choir) and another with Miguel Fargas (the singer from the band Please) accompanied by their guitarist Edu Zafra and also in the same subject we have the batteries of Juan González and the saxof by Nestor Vinaixa.

Javier Vaquero returns to contribute his guitars this time on three issues and Laly Rodríguez does it on another topic.

The vocal group of the Aula de Música Soler composed by: Mireia Ballester, Gènia González, Guillem Martí, Abril Morera, Arnau Morera and Marcel Portaz, collaborate in the choirs in some of the songs on the disc. And the little girl of 8 years, Mar Soler, repeats in this album.

In addition to other surprises and bonus tracks.

On March 9, 2019 we made the concert of the presentation of this album, as in other occasions at the Espai Maragall of Gavà. You can see all concert here