“I was stunned at the talent, skill, and sound of the musicians that comprise California based Soul Galaxy. A thrilling, unique band to experience and to photograph.”
— Ray Santos, Published Photographer for Bill Graham and The National Park Service
“Soul Galaxy is a laid back, smooth, easy listening group. I’ve enjoyed campfires and my birthday listening to them and even have used some of their music in my YouTube videos. Yosemitebear62”
— Paul L. Vasquez - The Original YouTube Celebrity "The Double Rainbow Guy"
“Once I heard The Soul Galaxy and how well this band played together I was hooked. Mariposa people rate my restaurant 5 stars and when Soul Galaxy Performs, they add 5 star Music! Locals love it!”
— William Decker, Owner of The Original Bon Ton Cafe, Mariposa / Bear Valley, Ca.
The Soul Galaxy hails from the little community of Mariposa, Ca, just a few miles from the Hwy 140 doorstep of Yosemite National Park. The band features co-founders master guitarist Tim Hager and drummer Jon Kidd. As the musical alchemy core of the band, the duo, write, perform, sing, produce and record nearly all of The Soul Galaxy material. Joining Tim and Jon on stage are a collection of ace musicians who create a musical soundscape tailored for practically any event or setting. One of the mainstay musicians is bassist Charles Green
As the group's name suggests, there are no musical boundaries to encumber The Soul Galaxy. The group are true music lovers and enjoy performing deep cuts of Rock, RnB and Soul standards of the 50, 60 and '70s, but it's their original material that garnering attention from veterans in the music industry. Their sound is totally original, yet familiar to the listener. The songs are hook-laden, peppered with exquisite improvisation that invites the listener to join along for a musical journey that never feels the same, especially live.
The band's musical craft is helmed by guitarist and vocalist Tim Hager, widely considered one of the finest guitarists in Northern California. Tim is "The Master of the Stratocaster". A former protege' of blues guitar legend T-Bone Walker, Tim has performed on stages all over the west, whose bands have opened for Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen, David Lee Roth, and many others. There are few guitarists who can do the things Tim does on his guitar with the same hand balance, tone, technique and gunslinger mentality. Former L.A. session drummer Jon Kidd provides the thrust for the band, chasing Tim's musical guitar whims akin to Mitch Mitchell's rhythmical spars with Jimi Hendrix. Jon is a veteran of the L.A. music scene and has a unique singing voice with a high range that cuts through every time. He was a member of the band Everything which was managed by Russel Pope of Supertramp fame. That band consisted of members that went on to be a part of musical groups such as Blk Sonshine, March Fourth Marching Band, The Real Numbers, Macy Gray, Niki J. Crawford, and Crush 333.
Everywhere The Soul Galaxy performs, in whatever configuration, they get asked back. Many times the band is asked what was that song they "just covered" only to find it was a Soul Galaxy original song. People have danced and rocked out to their heavier songs while others have meditated or performed yoga to their mellowest of acoustic gems. Some have very visceral responses to hearing a song... from pure joy to tears of sadness. Simply put, this group knows how to put on a show.