If You Like Music
The Soul Merchants are a mighty 8 piece band hailing from the basements of Central Connecticut. Our sound combines a love of reagge and rocksteady niceness with the respect and nod toward the infectious classic Soul sounds of the 1960's. Featuring a full horn section, infectious farfisa organ riffs, sweet vocal harmonies and a guitar lead that would make Nigel Tufnal blush. The Soul Merchants have a unique sound while still staying true to their roots. Arising out of the ashes of several prominant mid 90's New England Ska and Reggae bands, The Soul Merchants make up a virtual who's who of the CT Ska Scene. Former members of Ska King Crab, Nigel Six, Johnny Too Bad and the Strikeouts, Golgo 13, Natural Funk Selection, Throwing Star of David and so many more lend their ear and their stylistic touch nicely to the sound like spices in a thick, rich, chunky stew (vegetarian of course).