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Video: Live from LarkFest 2015

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We’ve been posting up some brand-new live videos filmed when Hard Soul performed at LarkFest 2015 in Albany, NY this past September! Johnny and the rest of the Hard Soul boys threw down an hour long set of rock n’ roll bangers that had the people of Albany tappin’ their feet and groovin’ to the beat. The full set-list was:

Let Go!
Seize the Year
This is Blood
Straight Into Your Soul
The Sweetest Heart
It’s All Gone Wrong
Just Be Love
Have to Be a Miracle
Fairer Shores
Passes You By

Hard Soul performing at LarkFest 2015

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Hard Soul will be performing at LarkFest 2015, New York’s largest one-day street festival, scheduled for Saturday, September 19! This year’s festival is expected to draw nearly 80,000 people!

The boys will be joining Stellar Young, Let’s Be Leonard, and Probing Digit on the Madison Avenue Stage, along with Candy Ambulance, Jocelyn Ardnt, Ampvene and The End Men over at the Washington Avenue Stage. See the full schedule here.

More details coming soon! Keep checking back for updates!

Video: “Supersonic” Live at King Neptune’s

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Another new live video from Johnny and the boys of Hard Soul. It’s a most righteous version of “Supersonic” by Oasis, filmed during last summer’s stop at King Neptune’s in Lake George NY. In a months time Hard Soul is landing at Dinosaur BBQ in Troy, NY for the 20th Anniversary celebration of ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ where they’ll be performing the album in its entirety! More info on that show can be found here. The live video below will have to do before then. Enjoy!


Hard Soul presents Oasis '(What's the Story) Morning Glory?'

Band to perform album in its entirety on exact anniversary of original release

ALBANY, NY – Emotive rockers Hard Soul have announced a special concert to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ by Oasis, performing the album in its entirety on Friday, October 2 at Dinosaur BBQ in Troy, NY, exactly two decades to the day since the album was released.

“‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ is an absolute classic record, probably one of only a handful from the last twenty years,” said Johnny Salka, lead singer & guitarist of Hard Soul. “When it became clear that the long-anticipated Oasis reunion wasn’t going to happen we knew it fell upon us to remind everyone how this quintessential 90’s Brit-pop classic shaped music history and changed the world.”

‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ was released on October 2, 1995, transforming Oasis from indie rock heroes into international superstars almost overnight. The album spawned six hit singles, all penned by songwriter and guitarist Noel Gallagher, including “Some Might Say,” “Roll with It,” “Wonderwall,” “Don’t Look Back in Anger,” “Morning Glory” and “Champagne Supernova.”

“Great songs trump all else, and ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ has them in spades,” said Salka. “It’s a forgotten legendary record that rightfully deserves recognition and a place in the pantheon of rock n’ roll.”

‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ went on to sell over 14 million copies. Oasis released a total of seven studio albums, touring the world many times over until their break-up in 2009. Recently, speculation swirled over a reconciliation of the Gallagher brothers and eventual reunion of the ban, but never materialized.

In addition to a performance of the album, Hard Soul will also be performing songs from their latest EP ‘Fairer Shores’ which dropped earlier this year, including the newest single “The Sweetest Heart.”

More info and additional tour dates for Hard Soul can be found at

Hard Soul is: Johnny Salka, Nick Kossor, Ryan Klaeysen, Mark Podbielski and Steve Thompson

Hard Soul presents Oasis '(What's the Story) Morning Glory?'

VIDEO: Move Music Fest, April 2015

Earlier this year, Johnny and the rest of the Hard Soul boys had the distinct privilege of headlining Move Music Fest in Albany, NY. Check out some highlights of the show below, filmed by Jamel Mosely of Mel eMedia.

Download “The Sweetest Heart” by Hard Soul on iTunes.

‘Fairer Shores’ Review: The Equal Ground

Fairer Shores EP

Another review is in of the new ‘Fairer Shores’ EP from the Hard Soul boys! This one comes to us from The Equal Ground who had this to say:

“The highlight of the EP is “It’s All Gone Wrong” which contains the most infectious melodies. It’s hard to deny a chorus this catchy.


Fairer Shores is a solid fourth effort from the band.”

Read the full review from The Equal Ground here:

‘Fairer Shores’ Review #1 – MixolydianBlog

Fairer Shores EP

Derek Kortepeter over at MIXOLYDIANBLOG just posted the first review of Hard Soul’s forthcoming EP ‘Fairer Shores’!

Fairer Shores “… delivers great melodic hooks, passionate and poetic lyrics (focusing heavily on romantic relationships), great instrumental exploration, and ultimately a very approachable rock sound.”

Read the full review here:

The EP drops on February 24th on iTunes and all other digital retailers. The 2015 winter tour kicks off February 20th in Albany, NY at The Hollow where the boys will be opening for Frank Iero (formerly of My Chemical Romance) before heading out on the road through the mid-west and southern US.

Hear the first single “The Sweetest Heart” below: