New Bedford Welcomes ‘Back in the Day Cafe’ Artists Soul for Real
Fun 107 Back in the Day artists Soul for Real have decided to make a comeback, and their tour brings them to New Bedford this weekend.
I got a chance to talk with brothers Brian and Jason "Jase" Dalyrimple about their rise to fame in the '90s and what made them decide to come back to music.
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Michael: How old were you guys when you first came on the scene back in the '90s?
Brian: I was five years older than Jase. So, Jase was 14 and 15. I was 19 and 20. That's why we always keep it in perspective because back then the labels, they lied about our ages. They said that we were younger than what we were to attract a younger fan base. So we sometimes had to pause to remember, how we really were vs. how old we were saying we were.
Michael: Do you guys remember the first time you ever heard one of your songs on the radio?
Jase: Absolutely. Honestly, Michael, listen, that's something that I don't think you ever forget. It's like you try and you put your blood, sweat, and tears This was back in the day. There was no internet or social media. We were pounding that pavement. Not to take away anything from anyone's struggle and their pursuit and their efforts now, but we found that hitting pavement the old-school way worked. And to see it pay off on a global platform and to see the world actually recognizing and receiving our music, and loves us like we thought they were going to, it was amazing.
The group is best known for their certified-platinum songs "Candy Rain" and "Every Little Thing I Do" from their debut album Candy Rain.
Michael: What made you guys decide to get back together and do this tour?
Brian: It was a perfect opportunity for us to introduce what the industry is missing again. Everything happens in cycles. You know what I mean? The industry is missing groups, the industry is missing having the opportunity to say 'I like that one.' You know what I mean? Just giving diversity and not just the same monotony of what we're hearing and feeling right now in the industry. We just really come in to spice things up a little.
Soul for Real will perform at The Vault Music Hall on Purchase Street in New Bedford on Saturday, May 14.
Fun 107 intern Lucas Pavao contributed to this report.