SoulPatch is made up of professional local musicians who have spent time in Nashville recording, performing & touring with various artists. Check out these bios!
Diane Johnson, ASCAP (Lead Vox/Acoustic): BG vox on nationally released "Runaround". Recorded at Ben Folds Studios in Nashville, working with Grammy Award Winning Producer, David Z (Prince's "Kiss"). Toured the mid-west with Denae Gardner. Local Venues: the Knitting Factory, the Roxy, Big Al's. Local Festivals: Boise Music, Emmett Cherry, God & Country, Western Idaho Fair, Malheur County Fair, Fall to Worship, Meadows Valley Days. Studio Work: Ben Folds Studio - Nashville, the Mix House - Boise, Crux Studios - Nampa. Two songs currently released on iTunes: LOVE, and FULLY YOURS.
Jeff Johnson (Keys, BG vox): Bringing tight harmonies for too many years to count. Played with Denae Gardner at the WOW 104.3 Concert for the Troops, Boise Music Festival, and the Malheur County Fair. Recorded in Boise at the Mix House with Beloved, and on original songs at Crux Studios in Nampa. FINISHED (Awarded Best Lyrics at the Western Idaho Fair) currently available on iTunes.
Shelli Rowing (BG vox): Shelli has a bachelor of arts in musical theatre. She has performed or starred in musicals like "Little Shop of Horrors," "Man of La Mancha," and "42nd Street." She is a classically trained pianist who performed college graduate level pieces at the age of 12. Her vocal talents range from gospel to jazz to rock, and country. She has played keyboard, sang lead, and background vocals for several successful bands in both Northern California and Idaho.
Johnny Rowing (Bass): Johnny has an associate's degree in music where his emphasis was in voice and music theory. He has written, produced, and recorded music for several successful bands in both Northern California and Idaho. His talents range from performing vocals in opera's like Puccini's La Boheme to Alternative to Christian Rock and of course . . . Country. He plays piano, mandolin, guitar and (with Soul Patch) bass.
Merrick Gulker (Drums): Drumming for approximately a decade, Merrick has played for several bands, both in Northern California and in Idaho, with genres ranging from classic rock to alternative to Christian to country.
Jeff Morgan (Electric Lead): Bass/guitar for a wide variety of artists including Adele Morgan. Desirae Bronson, and Denae Gardner. Local Venues & Events: the Knitting Factory, Boise Music Festival, Malheur County Fair. Owner and head engineer/producer 10 years at Frozen Lake Studios, Alaska. Currently Head Engineer/Producer at Crux Studios in Nampa.
Tim Wood (Fiddle): Tim began his formal study of the violin at the age of 10. His studies culminated in the awarding of both undergraduate and graduate degrees in music performance. His performances have taken him to Washington D.C's Kennedy Center, Los Angeles (including studio work at Fox Studios), Nashville, and overseas in Austria and Hungary. He has also shared the stage with The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He is excited to join Soul Patch and share his unique sound and style