Rick Linzy - Co-lead Singer

Rick has one of the smoothest and yet powerful voices you will ever hear. Rick, a veteran of many popular vocal groups now takes on his new role as Front Man for Soul Mine. Rick can flat out sing.

Experience: Lead Singer with Sammy Nominated R&B group UAD, Sammy Award winning gospel group The Joseph Perry Choral Ensemble. Rick has also been in theatrical productions ranging from Marvin Gaye in (What’s Going On) and the Tin Man in the Broadway version of the musical The Wiz.

Influences: Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Jeffery Osborne, David Clayton-Thomas, and Nat King Cole.


TK Howard - Co-lead Singer



TK Howard joins Soul Mine as the Co-Lead Singer.  TK (actor, singer, dancer) started his career in NYC where he moved up to many notable clubs and cabarets.  After NYC, TK, moved to Las Vegas where he performed at many lounges on the strip.  TK then left Vegas behind to settle in Central NY to work at a major Bank.  We are fortunate to have TK join Soul Mine.

Experience: Many clubs and lounges in NYC and Las Vegas

Influences: Luther Vandross, Frank Sinatra, Al Jarreau, and the Temptations 



Vynce Watson - Bass 

Vynce Watson , the groups founder, simply is a monster on the bass. Tiring of being been a side man in many of the top regional bands for years, Vynce hand selected the members of Soul Mine.

Experience:Vynce has played with hundreds of local, regional, and national bands. Some notable acts are: Ronnie Lee, Larry Arlotta, Cabo Frio, Black Lites, Dave Hanlon and Rocco Barbato.

Fred Shatell - Keyboards

Fred joined Soul Mine on March 17, 2007. Fred brings over 20 years of experience plus a new edge.

Experience: Private Eye and Countless other groups

Carl Lovell - Guitar

Carl is one of the area’s most electrifying guitarists. Equally adept at providing the tasteful ching-a-ching and crushing lead guitar solos, Carl provides band with its distinctive edge.

Influences: Carlos Santana, Hiram Bullock, Eric Gate and Kenny Burrell

Experience: The Critics, Syracuse Symphony, Pit band for Jesus Christ Superstar, Many Area Jazz combos

Mike Jackson - Drums


Mike is the steady beat box behind Soul Mine.  He provides a rock-solidy funky foundation for Soul Mine's Sound.

Influences: Steve Gadd and Buddy Rich

Experience:  The Black Lites.

Scott Remillard - Sax


Scott, over the past several years, is becoming one of the areas most respected horn players. His jazz roots coupled with hard blowing funk gives Scott a distinctive sound.


Dave Sanborn, Everette Harp, Gerald Albright, Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon


John Puma and the Dangerous Horns, J-Project, The Critics, Prime Time, Roosevelt Dean and the Spell Binders, Larry Arlotta, Ronnie Leigh, and The Celebration Band.