Artwork by Joachim Kelly
Tuesday, August 5th, Soap was invited to play Kavanaugh Square in Ardsley Park, Savannah, to lend its good vibrations to Ardsley’s National Neighborhood Night Out.
We were surprised to be joined by Congressman John Barrow – who rode a bicycle to the event – and the Savannah Police Chief, Michael Berkow. This was their first-ever Soap show, if you can believe that.
If you’re like me, then you probably didn’t know that National Neighborhood Night Out is a crime prevention initiative with the following objectives:
* Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
* Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs;
* Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
* Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
Pusherman was definitely out of the question for this gig!
Mr. Matthew Dabuary Adams founded the band, Soap, at his apartment on Habersham Street in Savannah, Georgia in 2004. A highly creative and brilliant individual, Matthew formed the band to help him work out his new drum kit and possibly realize his rock star ambitions.
Matthew left the band in 2006 to pursue a PHD in history at universities in Poland and Denmark. A doctor of history now, Matthew lives in the Ukraine with his lovely new wife, Inna, and his even newer twin boy and girl. How about that?
We salute you, Dabuary! Thank you bringing Soap into the world.