WHAT'S AN ANIMAL SOUL?
Animal Souls is multi-genre, indie music collective based in Abbotsford, BC. The group is headed by bassist/producer Michael Fisher and features some of the best players in the Fraser Valley. Originally from Burlington, Ontario Michael has called British Columbia home since 1983 and over the years he has played in many cover & original bands, managed and promoted artists and provided live sound services at local clubs and festivals.
When the Covid pandemic hit and Michael was 'retired' from a 27 year career at Live Nation, he called on some of his musical mates to help him record a 10-track album 'Wisdom of Crowds' which was released in August 2021. The album was a mix of old songs re-imagined from a late 80's stash of 4-track demos along with some newly written songs..
Animal Souls have since released 4 singles; 'Lessons of Love' (Jan 2022), 'Soul Dance Redux' (May 2022), 'Travelin' Bug' (Jul 2022) and 'Midnight Sky (feat. Annika Catharina) (Sep 2022) and are currently in the studio working on a new single 'On My Way', a co-write with UK vocalist Alison Cowie (release date TBA).
Michael also plays bass in the alternative rock band 3rd Deck, also based in Abbotsford, who released their debut self-titled 5-song EP in March 2022.
Life is good!
Animal Souls Players...
Over the last couple of years many local & international musicians
have contributed to Animal Souls music releases...
Alison Cowie, UK (vocals)
Allan McDonagh (electric guitar)
Andy Shearer, UK (dobro)
Annika Catharina (vocals)
Chris Murray Driver (drums, percussion)
Corey 'McFly' McPherson (drums)
Cuyler Biller (electric guitar)
Dan Cripps (drums)
Gary Baker (vocals)
Hayley Chase (vocals)
Jackie Lee (vocals)
James Kelly (electric guitar)
Jennie Bice (fiddle)
Jerry Brown (vocals)
John Fultz (keys)
Lana Roberts (keys)
Les Hatklin (flute)
Mara Hatklin (vocals)
Michael Fisher (bass, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keys, vocals)
Oke Chornick (drums, vocals)
Pete Cordalis (keys)
Preston Sawyer (electric guitar, classical guitar, guitar synth, mandolin, vocals)
Rick Speke (vocals)
Scott Boyes (vocals)
Scott Campbell (electric guitar)
Scott Hagon (drums)
Sharon LeMond (vocals)
Tim Ellephones (drums, djembe)
Vikki Evans (vocals)