From the heart of the west Kootenays of British Columbia, powerhouse trio, Soundserious, delivers cutting-edge rock fusion that pairs driving rhythms and dynamic harmonies with psychedelic guitar and punchy bass.
Heartfelt, hopeful and, at times, haunting, their original music and lyrics hold truth reflecting the human experience and the world at large. The female drummer’s soulful vocals and smooth rhythm section beautifully complement mind-bending guitar stylings and rock-solid bass. Soundserious delivers a jam band journey to delight the senses. Prepare to dance!
Upon first meeting in 2006, Troy Falck and Marilyn Hatfield did the rumba, and sparks flew. They began making beautiful music together soon after, and it’s been magic ever since. Marilyn’s rhythm background is rich in west African drumming and dance arts, and Troy’s guitar style is self-taught and fluid. Listed in the Female Drummers Hall of Fame (Top 100) by Drum Asylum, since 2010, Marilyn's experience lends an earthy feel to Soundserious music.
In 2010 & 2011 the pair maintained a #1 position on the Reverbnation Rock charts for 36 weeks, and they matched that record in 2012 and 2013!. Also in 2013, the duo released SonicsKin, their debut percussion EP, of thick tribal drumming and chants that was a hit on college radio. Their greatest collaboration came to fruition between 2013 and 2017 in the form of their youngest child. It was 2017 when the pair re-emerged with bassist, Charles Curtis, a gifted multi-instrumentalist, and now you have a recipe for dynamite!
Soundserious has performed at festivals and venues, such as: Shambhala Music
Festival (Ymir, BC); Starbelly Jam (Crawford Bay, BC); Kelowna Life and Arts Festival (Kelowna, BC); Summer Breeze Music and Art Party (Winlaw, BC); Whole Arts and Culture Faire (Winlaw, BC); Winlaw Water Festival (Winlaw, BC); Unity Music Festival (Slocan, BC); Capitol Theatre (Nelson, BC); Duncan Garage Showroom (Duncan, BC); Port Renfrew Cafe (Port Renfrew, BC); Our Town Cafe (Vancouver); Pride Week (Saltspring Island); Spirit Bar, Fluid Lounge, the Royal on Baker (Nelson, BC); Koots Roots Culture Fest (Ymir, BC/Grand Forks, BC); and Keep the Beat -War Child Benefit Concert (Nelson, BC) among others.
Soundserious and their members have played, toured or shared the stage with the likes of: Daryl Thompson, Clinton Fearon, Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs, Nasio Fontaine, Joules Graves and Mishka, among others.