As a regular performer at the legendary Jello Bar in Montreal, Sule is an anglophone Montreal, Quebec based artists who had many chance encounters with legendary musicians. One such encounter remains particularly dear to him. “I remember that night, I was going through one of those periodic moments of doubt that happens sometimes. I was genuinely considering throwing in the towel when a man approached me hand extended and said, ‘You’re Sule. I’ve heard of you. You’re a very gifted artist’.” The man was Edward Ellington, son of the great Duke Ellington. “He and his sister April’s kindness and encouragement helped put any self-doubt I was feeling to rest.”
Sule‘s solo career may seem new by industry standards, but calling him an emerging artist falls short. An experienced artist known for his dedication to his craft in a variety of styles, he’s supported acts such as Sky, Corneille and Stephane Moraille (Bran Van 3000) to name a few. He’s also shared the stage as the opening act for legends such as Celine Dion, Kool and the Gang, Sean Paul, and Akon, and on albums such as Lionel Richie’s “Coming Home”, Bet-E and Steph’s debut record, singer songwriter Katheryn Berry’s EP and the Café Méliès compilation series Vol 1. He reached the quarter finals on season three of “La Voix” (Quebec’s “The Voice”). Sule is now forging onward under his own banner.
Whether writing, recording or performing live, Sule shoots for excellence, aiming to give listeners the kind of experience audiences talk about the next day. “I want people to tell their friends, neighbors, co-workers what they saw, heard. Surpassing expectations is the goal.”
Consumed a healthy diet of everything from Folk, Americana, Rock R&B, Gospel, Funk, Blues, Jazz, and the music of the Caribbean, Sule is clearly well acquainted with various styles of music. He’s achieved a unique yet familiar sound through cross pollination of these genres, which has enabled him to easily stride over musical boundaries, it’s an important element of all his original compositions and informs his approach to material he decides to cover.
The follow up to his first album Hold On will be recorded at his home studio Baby Grooves Productions, mixed by Stefano Pando at Mitsar Productions studio, and mastered by Jesse Jaeo Tolbert. Jesse cut his teeth in Detroit’s studios engineering sessions for George Clinton (Parliament/Funkadelic), Aretha Franklin, Annie Lennox and more recently Lauren Hill. The record is set for a fall 2022 release. To truly experience Sule‘s music, artistry and energy you must hear him live, this is where all the colors and versatility of his work come out in their full spectrum. Sule is committed to putting on shows audiences won’t forget. His live act is a dynamic sonic experience with a full range of emotions. He adeptly goes from intimate ballads to up-tempo, head bopping rhythms, and combines these to suit any audience. With a carefully curated repertoire full of Sule’s songcraft, this is an artist to follow.