Relentless Souls is an eclectic group of well seasoned and
talented musicians, who are so dedicated to their love of music
that they take the time between other musical and life
commitments to perform together.
The group grew out of the 2012 reunion of high school friends who had played together as The Avengers 45 years earlier. Various musicians were brought in to cover for original members no longer interested in performing. Common ground was found among some of those musicians, and Relentless Souls was born. Almost a year was spent auditioning and rehearsing musicians in order to develop just the right mix of personalities and musical abilities in order to for a stabile and cohesive group capable of outstanding performance.
Relentless Souls features three lead vocalists, each of who has been the only lead vocalist in other projects.
Cecil Duncan, on guitar and lead vocals, is originally from the tidelands region of Virginia. Cecil is a 40 year veteran of numerous bands including The Flashbacks and Big Time Band, both of the Easley area. By day Cecil is GPS mapping engineer for Greenville County.
On drums and lead vocals is Jimbo Durham from Trenton, South Carolina. Jimbo has his own group, Shag Attack, with a recording "Bouncin' Back" in 2014 Carolina Beach Music top 20, and two others high on the charts in previous years. Jimbo works days as manager of Edgefield County water department.
Bruce Griffith, on bass, harmonica, and lead vocals, has enjoyed a long career playing and teaching guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, and harmonica. He continues to teach and to perform with numerous groups, though he now on bass rather than guitar. Guitarist and vocalist, Dave Jones gave up music after high school to race stock cars. Now that he is too old to race, he has returned to music as an outlet. In addition to playing, David also collects and builds guitars. By day Dave owns his own business building material handling devices for forklifts, and is a civic leader in Belton, South Carolina.
On keyboards, harmonica, and vocals is Robert Dye from Easley, South Carolina. Robert is also a veteran of many bands, including After Hours, Big Time, and most recently, The Flashbacks. By day Robert is in the banking business in Easley, and is a huge Clemson Tigers fan.
David Galloway on sax. EWI, and percussion, has played sax for 50 years. He has performed with The Four Tops, Percy Sledge, Clifford Curry, and Arthur Conley, and has opened for Ike & Tina Turner, Jerry Butter, James Brown, Little Anthony, and many others. Local bands include Brasstown Ball, Still Cruzin', and The Flashbacks. By day he manages quality control and R&D at a plastics company in Belton.
Though long on experience, and admittedly "long in tooth", these Relentless Souls are still very much young at heart. Their performances are sure to delight young and old alike, and will from time to time include guest performers and renditions of current hit songs to surprise the audience.