Tortured Soul

Tortured Soul is 100% live modern, deep, soulful, house music. Influenced by the classic songcraft of Prince, Heatwave, and Kool & The Gang, Tortured Soul is a collective of incredible international musicians united under a groove-centered rhythm.

Having been recording and playing live since the early 2000s, Tortured Soul has found a global audience and has performed over 1000 shows in many countries around the world: in Africa, North and South America, all over Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Their vast catalog includes many collaborations with international DJs and producers including Black Coffee, Ralf Gum, Atjazz, Fka Mash, Osunlade, and Quentin Harris.

Frontman and songwriter, John-Christian Urich, leads the group while simultaneously drumming and singing with effortless mastery.

Likened to “The Roots of House Music”, Tortured Soul’s sound is reminiscent of Neo-Soul groups like Jamiroquai or Brand New Heavies, while also being influenced by the contemporary freshness of House purveyors like Dave Lee and Louie Vega, and Nu Disco artists like Soul Clap and Purple Disco Machine.