Inspired and influenced by a wide variety of different artists Restless Soul brings music back to the local community in style. Each member of the band has their own story of what they are influenced by and their own sense of style which is radiated at all of their performances. Passionate about music, they dedicate a large part of their lives perfecting their art. They are constantly trying to innovate and improve as a band.
Let's Learn about the band members!
Kris Smith (Lead Vocals/Harps/keyboard/bass/rhythm guitar) - Kris Smith is a funky-fied white boy from central Florida with influences ranging from the Northside Baptist Church Choir to the Beatles to Alice in Chains. His voice is very unique and versatile exhibiting a large range and powerful delivery. Absolutely electric on stage!
Josh Norman (Lead Guitar/Vocals) - Josh Norman is a guitar God! If you've not heard him, you have been missing out!! Josh started playing 15 years ago. Influenced by life, pain and beauty, Josh uses his musical talents to express himself and his life. Some of his influences include Joe Bonamassa, Dimebag Darrell, and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Jared Tindall (fiddle/keyboard) Jared is, for lack of a better term, a musical prodigy. Jared Tindall is a graduate of Florida State University and a veteran performer from the country circuit of Nashville, Tennessee and the upscale nightclubs and country clubs of Naples, Florida. Jared holds a B.A. in Music and fifteen years of experience in the industry. Jared has had the pleasure of playing in the opera orchestras for Don Giovanni, La Boheme, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, and more. His style incorporates elements of classical, blues, rock, metal, jazz, country, hip-hop, funk, pop, and Latin music.
Ryan Hampton (Drummer/Vocals) Ryan Hampton developed a passion for drums and started playing at a very young age. He recorded his first album at the age of 14 with his Christian rock band Omega at Bit By Bit Studios. At 16, he won the drum off at the Guitar Center in Lakeland, and also won the People's Choice Award for "Best Band" at the Battle of the Bands in Winter Haven. He has also seen success as an adult, winning the annual Mai Tai Rumble in Daytona Beach in 2013, and opening for big acts such as LA Guns, Craig Morgan, Lita Ford and Puddle of Mud. He is always looking for an opportunity to showcase his passion. This Florida boys double bass dominant, yet extremely tasteful style of playing, with the ability to sing backing or lead vocals makes him a vital and unique part of any band!