"...showcases a complexity and diversity that's one of the most refreshing things to come out of the underground in a long time." - Steve Wildsmith, Features Editor, Nashville - Sunday supplement.

Some say that innovation is dead, but listen up. That ain't so.

NADIR~Distorted Soul is surging through the international rock and soul underground and threatens to crack the mainstream in short order. Distorted Soul is jazz, rock and hip-hop influenced soul music. Imagine Jimi Hendrix, Herbie Hancock, Sly Stone and Bob Marley in a band together.

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Often called a cross between D'angelo and Lenny Kravitz.

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Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis, Curtis Mayfield, Sly Stone, Rush, Prince, Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, Gil Scott-Heron, Public Enemy

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THINK ALL SOUL'S THE SAME? THINK AGAIN.
The face of soul is changing, and you are witnessing the transformation. NADIR~Distorted Soul is surging through the international rock and soul underground leaving a stream of dazzled listeners and dancing audiences in the wake.

WHO IS NADIR?
Church-trained, Southern bred, reborn urban dread, Nadir (meaning rare and unique), developed his musical chops in the studios and on the stages of one Music City -- Nashville, Tennessee, and now resides in another -- Detroit, Michigan. He is a music veteran, having shared the stage with a variety of artists including Public Enemy, Michael Franti of Spearhead, Charlie Hunter, Rage Against the Machine, Van Hunt, Bilal, Arrested Development, Eric Gales and Fertile Ground. Nadir has also performed on The Tonight Show, MTV, Soul Train, the BBC, at the Apollo Theatre and on the Lou Rawls Parade of Stars. He has toured the U.S. and Europe and has placed music in feature films including "Barb Wire" starring Pamela Anderson and "1999" starring Amanda Peet. NADIR's solo debut album, Distorted Soul is making waves and threatens to crack the mainstream in short order.

WHAT IS DISTORTED SOUL?
Distorted Soul is musical evolution and revolution. Distorted Soul is jazz, rock and hip-hop influenced soul music. Distorted Soul is a ground-breaking new album. Peppered with acoustic-driven soul ballads, revolutionary hip-hop rhythms and good old-fashioned, Southern-fried funk, Distorted Soul, Nadir's solo debut, builds bridges even as it knocks down barriers of genre and style that shouldn't have been built in the first place.

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