// Hometown: Abbotsford, BC
// Genres: Alternative Rock/Pop
// Label: bigfishsound (indie)
Animal Souls is an 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 3 singles; 'Lessons of Love' (Jan 2022), 'Soul Dance Redux' (May 2022) and 'Travelin' Bug' (Jul 2022). Up next is a co-write with Annika Catharina called 'Midnight Sky' releasing on Sep 2.
Michael also plays bass in the alternative rock band 3rd Deck, also based in Abbotsford, having just released their debut self-titled 5-song EP.
Life is good!
Travelin' Bug (single)
Release Date: July 1. 2022
Soul Dance Redux (single)
Released May 6. 2022
Lessons of Love (single)
Released Jan 21. 2022
Midnight Sky ft. Annika Catharina (single)
is OUT NOW wherever you get your music!
Annika Catharina (lead vocals)
Mara Hatklin (bg vocals)
Tim Ellephones (drums)
Al McDonagh (electric guitar)
John Fultz (keys)
Andy Shearer (dobro)
Pete Cordalis (keys)
Michael Fisher (bass, keys, guitar)
Music by Michael Fisher
Lyrics by Annika Catharina
Produced by M. Fisher & P. Cordalis
Mastered by Greg Mindorff at Suite Sound Labs, Vancouver, BC
Cover Art by Michelle Duff
Read my interview with Jay Pillai at Lazie Indie Magazine in the November, 2021 issue.
Read my interview with The Sounds Won't Stop