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Meet Malcom Holman of Soul Flow

Today we’d like to introduce you to Malcom Holman.

Malcom, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Soul Flow started. It’s a grand adventure in June of 2018. We were a local band in the heart of Metro St. Louis trying to find our sound. Throughout 2018, we played at several local venues including festivals and Sofar Sounds shows in St. Louis and Chicago. As grateful as we were for these amazing opportunities, we wanted to expand our horizons and grow in our musical journey.

In the beginning of 2019, Soul Flow decided to make our westward expansion and move to California to chase our musical dream. By the Spring of 2019, we began to gain exposure and perform in both Northern and Southern California. To have our voice be heard in the beautiful state of California, where so many artists get their starts, was a huge accomplishment for us. It has officially been a year since Soul Flow has made San Diego their stomping grounds and we have so much more to offer the beautiful people of San Diego. From new content to song releases and performances, the sky is the limit for the Soul Flow Team.

Has it been a smooth road?
One of the biggest struggles the band faced moving to San Diego was our lack of network connections. There were a lot of times where we would write these amazing songs and just sit and wonder when the next show would be. Although we were gratefully plugged into the Sofar Sounds music network, it was vital for us to get out and meet other likeminded artists to ensure the presence of Soul Flow was felt.

Another major challenge was being a self-managed band that had minimum experience in the business field. We had to navigate through the business, promote our craft on our own, fund ourselves and learn how to operate in a professional standard without any guidance. Looking back in retrospect however, I am glad we did things the way we did because we are much stronger because of it. This learning process has not only helped us in the music industry but in all areas of our lives.

Soul Flow – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Soul Flow is best known for its unique Hip Hop style that we bring to the San Diego area. We merge hip hop with a wide variety of other genres such as jazz, soul, pop, and anything else we are feeling at the time of our songwriting progress. We are very versatile and cannot be boxed into a particular genre which allows us to connect with a wide variety of people.

One thing that certainly sets Soul Flow apart from other bands is our undeniable stage presence. The way we demand control of the stage, involve the audience and show a genuine love of the craft is in a league of its own. We also love to connect with local artists who have never performed in the San Diego area and give them the opportunity to do so. It is very important for us to shed some light on the San Diego music scene and all of its incredibly talented artists who reside here. We believe that everyone deserves a chance to have their shot in the limelight, so connecting people helps us feel like we are doing our part in the community.

Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I would definitely say I love the fact that there is so much to do and see in San Diego. It almost feels as though there is always something to do in this great community. From the wide variety of beaches, eateries and bars, it feels like the possibilities are endless. I also love how incredibly dog-friendly the city is. I can truly say I don’t think there is one thing that dislikes about the beautiful city of San Diego, CA.

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Mathias Fau and Ally Seagrave

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