Since the 1990s, The Soul Searchers have been one of the most in-demand live music groups in Iowa. The group, whose music is best described as boogie-woogie blues, typically performs more than 100 dates a year at music festivals, bars, wineries, breweries, company gatherings, wedding receptions, and graduation parties. The band's members, Scott Eggleston (guitar and vocals), Neil Stoffregen (piano and organ), Erich Gaukel (electric and upright basses) and Mark Grimm (drums), are in-demand musicians in Iowa and have toured and performed onstage with Pieta Brown, Bo Ramsey, The Nadas, Sam Salomone, The Turner Center Jazz Orchestra, R.J. Mischo, Rockin' Johnny, Aki Kumar, Jim Viner's Incredible B3 Band, among many others.
What industry and media people are saying about the band's eponymously-titled CD:
"This was a very enjoyable listen; everyone playing the blues with a real sense of the tradition, no desire to show off, and real ensemble work. Nicely done; thanks for sharing the good music."
Bruce Iglauer, Founder, Alligator Records
"Whether it’s a five-course meal, or a romantic interlude, or sultry blues, anticipation is what stimulates the senses and makes the payoff rewarding. Such is the case with Des Moines’ hippest blues band, The Soul Searchers. It took the group about 15 years to record its full-length album, but in the end, it doesn’t disappoint. Like their live shows, ‘The Soul Searchers’ is a slow burn that gets hotter as the music progresses.”
Michael Swanger, Cityview
“Great debut! I've played this album with great pleasure in my radio show! Can't believe that this is only their debut, these guys know how to swing/jump/rock! Great songs, tight band...gimme more!”
Bernhard Schulte, Radio Host from Germany