Soul Purpose + Caitlin Caporale


Soul Purpose + Caitlin Caporale

Thu · April 12, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

Soul Purpose
Soul Purpose
Named the Best Local Band in the Hudson Valley by readers of Hudson Valley Magazine, Soul Purpose is a seven-piece band fueled by a shared love of Smooth Soul, Swing, Jump Blues, R&B, New Orleans Funk and Motown. For nearly twenty-years, Soul Purpose has been entertaining fans with their “soulful sounds, brazen horn section and warm vocals”, (Kingston After Dark).

Soul Purpose has played at numerous venues from intimate concerts to larger festival stages and benefits including the famed Daryl’s House in Pawling, the iconic Towne Crier Cafe in Beacon and the Falcon. The band has opened for such prominent artists as Shemekia Copeland, The Chris O’Leary Band and Slam Allen.

Members of Soul Purpose include Sara Espinosa on lead vocals; Dr. Lori Morris on alto, tenor sax, percussion and background vocals; Rich de Crosta on trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion and background vocals; Cue Gerhards on guitar and vocals, Francis Ralston on bass and background vocals; Steve Turowski on drums and Dr. James Prosser on piano, keyboard and background vocals.

Described by the Huguenot Herald as “a smokin’ band whose joyous renditions of R&B, Soul and Swing will lift your heart, gathering the boisterous energy of a dancing crowd and channeling it into a melodic explosion”, Soul Purpose delivers a visceral rhythm and soul sound to an ever-growing fan base.
Caitlin Caporale
Caitlin Caporale
Singing soulful music has always been 26 year old Caitlin Caporale's calling. Like those who have influenced her, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Kelly Clarkson, and Christina Aguilera, Caitlin is now adding her passionate voice to the world of popular music. Her debut EP Canvas, which is available on all digital platforms, is infused with a Soulful/Pop sound and lyrical content that shines through to listeners. Caitlin has impressed millions with her power house voice. Her first single, "Guarded Heart," received airplay on a variety of radio stations and proves she has the chops to hold her own in the music industry.

From a young age Caitlin knew music was her calling. Growing up in a home filled with the sounds of Carly Simon and Carole King she began to find her voice. She actively participated in the chorus throughout her school years and local singing competitions. Since her early teen years, Caitlin's fan base began to emerge via Youtube. As a solo artist she added her unique twist to popular cover songs, which have transpired into a substantial subscriber following. At the age of 15, Caitlin wrote her first original song and developed a passion for expressing herself through her own lyrics
and melodies.

In June 2011 Caitlin performed on the television show, EXTRA hosted by Mario Lopez. The stars aligned on that day in Los Angeles, CA when she won the opportunity to sing for Aguilera. She impressed the Grammy award winner with her powerful acapella version of Aguilera's "Lift Me Up." Little did Caitlin know she would be singing with Christina Aguilera four years later.

Caitlin made her National Debut on the Emmy Award Winning hit television show, NBC's "The Voice." She showed the world that she could sing effortlessly and toe to toe with one of the top vocalists of all time, Christina Aguilera. The two performed an epic unrehearsed duet of Aguilera's "Impossible." All four coaches were amazed by the incredible sound! From the start, Caitlin had a competitive edge
and soon America would meet this petite vocal powerhouse. It was on Season 8 on Team Pharrell, that she revealed she was a competitor. Mentored by the legendary Lionel Richie and Nate Ruess from the American indie band, “FUN.” Today, her blind audition has reached over 10 million+
views nationwide.

After a successful run on The Voice, Caitlin performed for thousands at one of the largest summer events in New York The K104.7 Summer Concert-KFest at Dutchess Stadium in Wappingers Falls, NY (June 2015). She fiercely opened the show alongside mega stars Robin Thicke, Flo Rida, Charlie
XCX, Walk The Moon, Katy Tiz, Dillion Francis and more! Being a Hudson Valley Newburgh, NY native Caitlin has made sure to pay it forward and continues to perform and honor her local community. Benefit concerts and fund raising events are frequent for Caitlin. Supporting organizations such as Habitat For Humanity, The Humane Society of The U.S., Safe Home's of Orange County, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Wounded Warriors, Mental Health Association, and Girls
On The Run.

Wherever Caitlin performs, she makes sure to stay current and in sync with her fans remaining
focused on delivering a specific message, each and every one of her fans can relate to.
Venue Information:
22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY, 12498