Indigo Soul is the alter-ego of Seattle-based singer/songwriter Mark Protus. As an ambitious youth in the late 70's, Mark dreamed of fame and fortune while developing his songwriting skills in the bands Upstanding Members and Soup, Rope, Gun. By the mid-eighties, Mark abandoned his quest for fame (along with his instruments and principles) and picked up a computer to seek his fortune in the land of Hi-Tech. It took Mark several years to realize that the constant burning in his belly was not acid reflux, but an intense and unfulfilled passion to create music. After a couple of solo CD releases, Mark formed the band Warriors Path and released a CD with a stellar line-up that included former members of the Doobie Brothers and Chicago. One constant on all of Mark's CDs was his collaboration with engineer and keyboard wiz Mark Bader, who he met at a songwriters gathering in Seattle. Mark Bader joined the band in 2002 and they performed several shows with various line-ups, eventually recruiting the talents of lead guitarist Dean Richardson and vocalist Lisa Dawson. In 2004, Warriors Path morphed into Indigo Soul, released the CD Wake UP! And enlisted the remainder of the group, bassist David Salwitz and drummer Pete Harris. Music critics descibe the Indigo Soul sound as 'very melodic song-based rock that's in no way enslaved to any current trends.' The band combines smart and thoughtful lyrics with 'fresh sounds and catchy and soulful classic-rock styles.' The band gets it's name from a psychic reading Mark once had in which he was told he had an indigo aura and soul. It is rumored that on full-moon nights, you can see Indigo colors flickering like fireflies in his hair.
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