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Just Soul is a website dedicated to Old Classic Soul and New Soul Music.
It is a community dedicated to all those music lovers who don’t care about what’s on the charts, or what’s the flavor of the month, but dig deeper and choose music because of its quality. We aim to represent those artists that don’t belong to the ‘Commercial’ category.

We will feed you with information, news, recent releases, exclusive interviews, reviews and more. We take pride in quality Music, and only the best will be found on Just Soul.

Just Soul represents Soul to the maximum, and starts from its roots to how it is in 2005. We hope that you will find the media content inspiring and interesting.

There will always be added features to Just Soul, so keep your attention to the positive changes that will often take place.
With commitment and passion, Just Soul will be around for a very long time. Its purpose is to promote raw Soul Music. The individuality of our site is that we take notice of the underground circuit from the UK, Europe and USA. This can cover singers, spoken word artists, poets, to producers, DJs and creative types.

This is only the beginning to Just Soul, and we hope that the journey will continue.

Press Quotes
Press Quotes

What they say about us:

  • Hidden Beach Records (Taurean – the Internship Manager):

    “I think that the website is hot! Very informative of artists who typically don’t get any press out side of when their albums out”.

  • Footprints Communication (Elsa Lathan – Eric Roberson Team):

    “ is a wonderful site for both artists and music-loving fans. Todd has created a space to find and learn about the huge gems of the world, including those who have not had the opportunity to shine to the world… yet!”.

  • Author (Joel Mciver – Erykah Badu: The First Lady Of Neo Soul):

    “Great looking site, keep up the good work!”.

  • The Rebirth (Noelle - Female Vocalist):

    “What can I say about “Just Soul” other than fantastic. I love the intimacy of the interviews, you really get to know the artists, without the long drawn politics, I often see on other websites.

  • Soul Tracks (Chris Rizik – Founder):

    “A welcome new sport on the web to read about today’s ‘Soul Music Artists’. Good job”.

  • Recording Artist (Yewande – Independent Female Vocalist):

    “Insightful and thought provoking… JustSoul is in tune with the Music that feeds your soul!”.

  • UB1 Music (James Freeman – Co Director of UB1 Music):

    “ is a great resource point for any true-lover of Soul Music world wide”.

  • BBE Music (Lee Bright – BBE Team):

    “Just Soul is easy to negotiate around, it’s simple but impressive and easy to navigate”.

  • Iced Media (Amina Elshahawi - Iced Media Team):

    "Your site looks good except you should stream audio/video content to attract more visitors and make it more interactive".

  • JSY Public Relations (Jane Yin - President):

    "Just is an excellent resource for soul music lovers. Clear and to the point. Just Soul, obviously has an ear to the ground for all great soul music new and old, and catalogues a complete and wide range of artists so fans can keep up with the latest about their favorite musicians".

  • Aimee Flint (Nicolay Music):

    "For anyone wanting to grow and expand their mind on like styles of music, is a great source for that knowledge and very user friendly."

  • Martin Moult (Urban Product Manager for TVT Records):

    "Great site, very interesting, nice to see that soul is alive and well."

  • Leena (Sony BMG Press UK):

    "Just Soul has a lot of good content! It only needs to be more interactive with audio/video samples."

  • Ledisi (Jazz Singer):

    "Just Soul is all that and Soul."

  • Shirley Jones (The Jones Girls):

    "I love the site and have told serveral friends about it."

  • Kwaku (British Black Music/BMC):

    "Very nice site, perhaps you can be pro-active in looking for, and covering British products and artists."

  • Conya Doss (Singer):

    "It looks Great! Definitely another outlet to display quality music!!."

  • Asya Shein (Founder of

    "Just Soul provides an excellent, easy to use website hub that facilitates the need to have a resource on all the real soul artists, old and new school alike"

  • Yolanda Johnson (Singer):

    " is an amazing outlet for spreading the love of soul music. Thank you for allowing my voice and the voice of others to be shared with the world. Continue to be a beacon of light."

The Team
The Team
  • Founder of Just Soul, Technical Management, Billing Management:

    Claudio Balestrino (e-mail address

    • Born 10th August 1976, Genoa, Italy.
    • Telecommunication Engineer Degree in 2000. Software developer and analist.
    • Started loving Black music in the middle of the 80’s. Very fond of 90’s R&B and mid-90’s vocal groups like Solo, Blackgirl, H-Town, Zhané, Christión...
    • Soul is the musical genre that better represents human feelings.
    • Hope Just Soul can act as a point of reference for those who are fed up with mainstream and love quality music.

  • Albums/Events Reviewer, Interviewer, Promoter:

    Tracey Cope (e-mail address

    • Born Tracey Michelle Winn, 1st January 1966 in Leeds.
    • I have a passion for music and want to bring people of ALL ages to music through my reviews. During my career as a Personal Assistant, I have gained useful skills for communicating with people at all levels.
    • I have varied musical taste from, George Michael, U2, Ola Onabule, Al Green, Robbie Williams, Madonna and World music including African, Greek, Latin American and much, much more…
    • I have an infectious passion for all things I turn my thoughts to and wants to meet lots of like-minded people and spread the word of SOUL!!! Why do I like Soul? Quite simply, it comes from the heart and that makes me feel good.
    • I am lucky to have a large, varied family with a wide range of vocal, instrumental, recording and musical knowledge, which is a very useful thing to have at hands as a review – it helps in many ways.

  • Reporter:

    Lars-Erik Lindberg (e-mail address

    • Born March 22nd 1963, Sweden.
    • As a former dj i have a large music interest. Today i'm concentrating my time as a promoter of Soulful artists.
    • I'm working part-time at a venue in Lund (the south of Sweden).
    • A few favourites: George McCrae, Heatwave, Phyllis Hyman and Shalamar.
    • I'm pleased to see that R&B today is developing into new areas and connects people's Souls.

  • Albums Reviewer:

    Jeff Sheppard (e-mail address

    • Born Jeffrey Steven Sheppard, 15th Sept 1975, Australia.
    • Songwriter, Vocalist, Pianist, Producer, Saxophonist and Photographer.
    • Found an instant love for vocal harmony when artists Boyz II Men appeared, would track down anything like them, which later lead to discovering amazing music by Musiq and India Arie (among many).
    • Love the positivity soul music captures like no other, even when sung in sorrow.
    • Hoping to continue writing music that touches peoples lives and brings compassion and understanding to their thoughts. To grow my expertise as both artist and producer.

  • Albums Reviewer, Interviewer:

    Mut Asheru (e-mail address

    • Born July 9th 1976 in Oklahoma City.
    • B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. Writer and re-formed radio personality.
    • Started loving music since my inception. My father is a funk/soul musician who had me in the studio and on the road with him from the very start. They had to stop plenty recording sessions due to my baby noises.
    • When Soul is done correctly it helps you analize and cope with yourself.
    • Just Soul is a wonderful place where music lovers can be introduced to new music and keep their eyes and ears on favorites.

  • Albums Reviewer:

    Dwight Barrett (e-mail address

    • Born Dwight Barrett, 23rd March 1978, Toronto Canada.
    • Pre-medical school student with a BSc in Psychology and now completing Honours BA Philosophy, French and Professional Writing.
    • Always loved R&B soul. Mostly like Neo-soul, 90's, slow jams, acid jazz, soulful house music. Also into dancehall reggae (my roots) old skool, jazz.
    • To me, soul Music consists of four main ingredients: A cup of consciousness ,a tablespoon of love, a dash of emotion, and a pinch of soulfully driven beats.
    • Just Soul is exactly what is. When you come here, all you are going to see is just soul.

  • Writer:

    Chantay M. Wesley (e-mail address

    • Born February 12, 1984 in South Carolina, USA.
    • Currently a college student majoring in marketing. And I hope to start my career in Promotions.
    • Enjoy reading and writing. Favorite author is Leslie Esdaile Banks. She also writes under the names, Leslie Esdaile, Leslie Banks, and LA Banks.
    • Music has greatly influenced my life. Since I could remember, I've loved singing and listening to great music. Now that I'm getting older, I appreciate artists who are able to express themselves truthfully and truly through their music, without worrying about whether or not they will have a hit.
    • Favorite music artists include Maxwell, Van Hunt, Vivian Green, Jill Scott, Fantasia, Anthony Hamilton, Raheem DeVaughn, Musiq Soulchild, Marvin Gaye, and Prince, just to name a few.

  • Mixologist:

    DJ 1nderful (e-mail address

    • Born Joseph King, 10th Nov 1970.
    • A Soulful House, Neo-Soul, and Hip-Hop DJ and Mixer.
    • Influences are Masters At Work (Kenny Dope and Louie Vega), DJ Spinna, Darryl James, Frankie Knuckles, Frankie Feliciano, Kerri Chandler, Phil Asher, Jay-J, Quentin Harris.
    • Looking to help create a community to share good underground music, an oasys from the mainstream garbage played veryday. It is all of our responsibility to share our music and make the underground move!

  • Writer / Albums Reviewer:

    Shanta Hendry (e-mail address

    • Born in Washington, DC in 1967
    • Come from a family a musical people.
    • I have been writing for about 20 years; 5 as an Entertainment Writer, Editor and Promotions Manager.
    • Also like a blend of Old School and New School. Very passionate about music.
    • Also like to introduce new soulful talent.

  • Promoter:

    Barbara Fulton (e-mail address

    • Born May 27, 1963, Baltimore MD, USA
    • Telecommunications Consultant. On-Line Radio Personality. Showcasing undiluted, soulful, jazzy sounds from talented artists from around the world for your musical enjoyment. Reaching out and supporting music not appreciated or heard by mainstream media.
    • My mission is to expose listeners who love and appreciate good music to something refreshing that will conjure thoughts, soothe the soul, make you groove and put you in the mood.
    • Music lover forever. Appreciation of all genres of music with an emphasis on Soul/R&B both old and new.
    • Look no further! Just Soul is the ultimate source for Soul Music.

  • Reviewer / Promoter:

    Jason Augustine (e-mail address

    • Born 3rd October, 1979
    • I have had a very strong passion for music the very day I was born, from the age of 9 I was singing at my local church.
    • I decided to work behind the scenes starting at SonyBmg Records street team as well as studying music business and sales and marketing at City & Islington college.
    • My music taste varies from Soul, RnB and a touch of Hip-Hop.
    • I'm a huge fan of Calvin Richardson and Jesse Powell.

  • Writer / Albums Reviewer:

    Patrick Stevens (e-mail address

We are going to grow a lot more even though we are a bit overworked. For this reason we are looking for new willing contributors.

We have positions available as Promoters, Albums/Events Reviewers and Advertising Managers. If you have a really good knowledge of Soulful music and you think you could really be a good contributor to Just Soul, send your CV and a brief biography of yourself to

We will get back to the best applicants.

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