Photos by Raziya Credell. Check out her work on Spotted Savannah.
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!
Jim Reed, Music Editor for Connect Savannah, wrote a brief and perspicacious story about Soap in last week’s Noteworthy section:
Operating quite under the radar for a few years now, this quirky, funky, indie-rock band (featuring Rigel Crockett, Antar Ellis, Joachim Kelly, Eric Curl and Louis Clausi) has become something of a familiar sight at house parties, public events in the Starland District and charity functions.
Having recently added a veteran lead guitarist (Jake Brown), they’re now stepping out and testing the waters of the club scene. This gig may prove their highest-profile booking to date. Their sets are roughly equal parts angular, exuberant originals and a grab-bag of recognizable —if seemingly unrelated— covers by artists like Lou Reed, Talking Heads, Al Green, Donovan, Ween and Michael Jackson. Listen & Learn: thisissoap.com. Fri., 11 pm, Locos (downtown) – 21+ only.
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.
Soap had the honor of warming up the guests of Chatham Savannah Citizen Advocacy’s 30th Anniversary at the Hellenic Center. Continue reading