About Sooz

Experience Designer with a taste for lively music!

Another love knot tied!

What a beautiful day in the rural hills and dales of Sonoma County, California.  Blessed with blue skies and warm temperatures the bride and groom made their vows and inspired us all with their love for each other.

I love coordinating weddings and creating an experience for others to sit back and enjoy. In a perfect setting with a wonderful team this was a piece of cake!

Ahhhh, love rules again!

Who do you know that’s getting married and needs a hand? Let Sooz take care of all your wedding needs for a perfectly designed experience. sooz@soozmusic.com

Brothers Gadjo @ Bowman Cellars

This Sunday, March 11th at 1PM, Brothers Gadjo will perform a free concert at Bowman Cellars in downtown Graton!

This is a sweet spot to have Sunday lunch and listen to some great tunes by Gabe Pirard, Chris Le Dief & Jimmy on Sax! (Original members of Dgiin)

Meet your friends there for the afternoon in the tiny hamlet of Graton, California. The garden is lovely, and if it rains the lounge inside is chic!

Bowman Cellars, 9010 Graton Road, Graton, CA 95444 – Bowman Cellars

 

Tumbleweed Soul!

Super stoked to welcome TUMBLEWEED SOUL to SoozMusic Agency!
Sweet vocals, guitar and ukelele from the lovely Stephanie Salva​ and Adam Walsh​ –

Tumbleweed Soul is an American roots project based in West 
Sonoma County, led by Stephanie Salva and Adam Walsh.  The pair have been rocking the West Coast music scene in various projects for over a decade, best known for their joint role in the beloved SF North Bay band the Jug Dealers.  With powerful harmonies and eclectic songwriting that is both familiar yet fresh, their growing catalogue of original songs reflects their love of the deep city juke joints and country shacks where Americana was born.  Jazz, Blues, R&B, Country, Funk, Soul, and Old Timey Traditionals all find a home at a Tumbleweeds show.

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Eclipsed out!

Wow, what a summer and an amazing Eclipse to culminate it with.  No words will describe the power of gathering at Oregon Eclipse to celebrate this once in a lifetime event.
I prayed and set intentions with 70,000 people from all over the world while the sun went dark and then came back to light again. It was incredibly powerful. I broke open as tears welled up and gently streamed down my cheeks from the sheer magnitude of emotions surrounding me.

Chief Black Fox had changed my mind about being superstitious of the eclipse, and I’m glad he did! While helping me carry a heavy box, he explained his cultural beliefs surrounding this eclipse, and it sounded like something I wanted to share with him and his tribe. I had no idea he was the Chief until later!

Rising Nomads have taken up most of my time this summer…….

Rising Nomads
Rising: in consciousness
Nomads: travelers

Rising Nomads are a collective of healing artists from all walks of life and various continents, who are inspired to serve as facilitators in healing.
We feel comfortable on the road, enjoying variable climates, landscapes and environments as we travel about.
We make ‘home’ wherever we are through the use of tactile and visual adornments creating pleasing use of spaces.
Rising Nomads are available to travel to events, festivals, gatherings, parties, clubs, meetings, conferences, summits, slums, ghettos, camps & homes to bring you their trade in the healing arts.
We are doctors, shamans, witches, wizards, healers, teachers, therapists, bodyworkers and light workers.
We are enthusiastically ready to rise to any occasion and HELP!”

This is where I feel inspired to put my energy now. SoozMusic will continue, and as a true Gemini I will work with, and as a Rising Nomad now, too. More to come on that later.

Meanwhile, SoozMusic is happy to welcome Barrio Manouche to the party! Barrio Manouche is an acoustic San Francisco-Based international Septet (Spain, Quebec, France, Brasil and California), playing music that will take you on a magical journey, frequently joined by artist from all over the globe.
This flamenco gypsy jazz ensemble has been recognized for its surprise concerts, innovative style, complex technique, and their passion for their musical improvisation. Check them out on the band page!

Barrio Manouche

 

 

Puretone Resonate, Spain –

This was a launch party like no other!

I arrived at Space Mountain in the sleepy village of Albuñuelas, Spain on a hot, arid day in September. The home recording studio belonging to Youth sits atop the side of a massive breathtaking gorge that runs through the center of this region, reminding us of the power of nature.

I settled in for the week and awaited the arrival of Youth’s guests for our launching of Puretone Resonate Festival. As each guest arrived, the house awoke to the music of old friends reconnecting and eager excitement for the upcoming weekend. The energy grew each day until it literally exploded in a flurry of creativity from dawn to dusk and beyond. The boundaries of night and day melted into one as the music played ceaselessly flowing from indoors to outdoors and back again. Workshops set up in the living room, recording sessions in the studio, healers in the ‘hobbit’ rooms, chefs in the kitchen, gongs by the pool, stages below olive groves, chill spaces overlooking the canyon, the full moon peaked and the new moon rose, as the giant sized Lillu flags blew in the breeze!

I saw so many old friends from my days in London and made some wonderful new ones throughout the weekend. I even met the only other Sooz I know. Quite extraordinary, really to meet my namesake and similar kinda lady! Feels like a twin, and we had fun playing on that one!  I believe we will all be connected on a very special level because of this gathering. Our bond is now sealed in a way I can’t quite describe!

Thank you, Youth et al for a fabulous journey. I look forward to the next ~

Here is the list of artists we had the pleasure of grooving with:

• The Orb •
https://www.facebook.com/TheOrb

• Roger Eno •
https://www.facebook.com/rogerenomusic

• The Egg •
https://www.facebook.com/TheEggBand

• Jah Wobble •
https://www.facebook.com/Jah.Wobble.Music

• Youth •
https://www.facebook.com/MartinYouthGlover

• Gaudi •
https://www.facebook.com/gaudimusic

• Tripswitch •
https://www.facebook.com/nicktripswitch

• Kundalini – Sun Drenched Tribal Grooves •
with Andy Mason & Steve Kundalini.

• The Irresistible Force •
https://www.facebook.com/The-Irresistible-Force-9842107126

•Gabriel Le Mar •
https://www.facebook.com/gabriellemar

• Matt Black •
https://www.facebook.com/mattblack1

• Tristan •
https://www.facebook.com/djtristanfanpage

• Dubtrees •
https://www.facebook.com/LiquidSoundDesign

• Robin Triskele •
https://www.facebook.com/RobinTriskele

• The Puretone Orchestra •
https://www.facebook.com/The-Puretone-Orchestra-1081393378608950

• Andrea Seki •
https://www.facebook.com/Andrea-Seki-Elfic-Circle-Project-213997495335207

• Tim Wheater •
https://www.facebook.com/timandcherub

• Gordon •
http://www.gordonsgongsoirees.com/

• Antonio Arias •
https://www.facebook.com/multiverso2

• Soleá Morente •
https://www.facebook.com/SoleaMorente

• Mahadev Cometo •
https://www.facebook.com/Mahadev-Cometo-Al-Comet–287289768042622

• Danny Cummings •
http://www.sonor.com/artists/danny-cummings

• Daniel Romar •
• Flamenco •
• Esscorzo •

Also Dj sets from :-

• Mixmaster Morris •
https://www.facebook.com/mixmaster.morris

• Dr Alex Patterson •
https://www.facebook.com/DrAlexPaterson

• Manasseh Sound •

Hear the festival show broadcasts, with artist interviews and exclusive mixes on www.Aiowave.com

…and some pics taken by folks at the party like GemRey (www.gemrey.com), Lisa Armani and me……

#Youth, #PuretoneResonate, #Festival

Dogon it!

Hey Y’all,

Dogon Lights are in town, Sebtown that is, and playing at Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol on Friday, April 22nd with LYNX, Feral Fauna and Sirens of Soul. That’s a pretty happening line up if you ask me!

If you’re in the mood for a good dance, outstanding music and good company, come over and enjoy this medley of great music starting at 8PM.

LYNX, Dogon Allstars, Feral Fauna & Sirens of Soul

I also want to give a shout out for the Village Building Convergence that has been happening for the last few days in Sebastopol, too. What a cool town we live in. This 10 day festival is like no other. You can check it out here!

RIP Prince! You turned us on to purple – What a ride *!*

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Been a while!

Wow, I can’t believe the time has flown by so quickly and here we are in Spring again. I’ve been working on a couple of festivals out of state and out of country, and keeping my business as an Ayurvedic Practitioner going, too. If you aren’t sure what I do with that, check out my blog at Melina’s Garden

For my Northern Californian friends, The CRUX will be playing at the Cloverdale Arts Alliance on April 21st at 7pm. Here’s a link for more info if you’d like to support this Arts group: Cloverdale Arts Alliance

“The Crux – a mad scientist’s music laboratory, where songs and stories are brought to life amid a sea of bubbles, confetti, and rattling chains. Carnival barker and street preacher, Josh Windmiller leads the troupe of multi-instrumentalists on a musical Odyssey from New Orleans brass to Gypsy Jazz to Northern California barn stomp.”

If you are up the coast a bit, you can find FREE PEOPLES playing at Caspar Inn, on Saturday, April 30th at 8:30pm. Join Free Peoples and spend the night in Caspar! You can find more info here: Caspar Inn

That’s it for now. I’ll be back with more soon, I promise!

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