Aniba Hotep & The Sol Collective is a Chicago based Soul/R&B band comprised of 8 members, led by the beautiful songwriter and vocal powerhouse, Aniba Hotep. Her soulful southern tones are harmonized by two equally beautiful songbirds by the names of Neri Ma’at and Caress Sahura. These melodious voices would need nothing short of the best rhythm section one could find. This is so perfectly done with , Harry Hunt Jr. on Keyboards/ Violin, Will Baggett on bass, Aum Mu Ra-El on lead guitar , Anthony Reid on drums and Leon Q. Allen on trumpet and flugelhorn.
Aniba Hotep & The Sol Collective have performed to many packed houses of adoring fans in many high profile events and venues such as The House Of Blues, The Shrine, The Naacp Gala, The African festival, The Glenwood festival, Real Men Cook, The Stepppenwolf Theater, The Mayne Stage Theater, and many more. They have headlined and shared the stage with multi-platinum artists, such as Chaka Khan, Mint Condition, Dwayne Wiggins, Silk, Carl Thomas, Gerald Alston of the Manhattans, The Drifters, Cynda Williams of Spike Lee’s Mo Betta Blues fame and most recently Les Nubians.
They have performed collectively and separately with greats such as Goapele, Avery Sunshine, Lonette Mckee, Julie Dexter, Raphael Saadiq, YahZarah, Lalah Hathaway, Bilal, and many more. Aniba Hotep & The Sol Collective have been called the most soulful and musically talented band out of Chicago since Earth, Wind And Fire by Interscope Records Exec, Don Clemons. Aniba Hotep & The Sol Collective have successfully become their own promoter, booking agent, marketers and more, driving thousands out to their shows. They have self released an EP called “The SOLution” and with the sales of that CD they have been able to start on their new full length Cd Called Retro-Futuristic- Sol.
The SOLution” EP quickly rose to success on CD Baby, listed as one of the top albums in the Neo-Soul and Soul categories. The singles “Sturdy”, “Chanting”and “The One” from the EP have been listed on CD Baby in the top ten Neo- Soul and Soul singles. Songs from the EP have been played on popular radio stations such as Star Point Radio, Colorful Radio and Stomp Radio in London, V-103 FM and 92.3 FM in Chicago, as well as the Mix Cloud in France. Aniba Hotep & The Sol Collective guarantees that anything they release will be an instant classic, giving the music industry the much needed boost the world has been waiting for.
Currently, along with the new full-length CD Retro- Futuristic-Sol, they are working on an Instrumental CD that will showcase the members of The Sol Collective and an Acoustic CD that will showcase even more of the vocal power and range of the singer/songwriter Aniba Hotep. All three CD’s will display their skill in everything from Jazz to Folk music. Already with vocal comparisons to Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, Lauryn Hill, and Lalah Hathaway and musical comparisons to Rose Royce, Earth ,Wind and Fire, Mint Condition and Maze all packaged with millennium flavor, Aniba Hotep & The Sol Collective’s aspirations are more than assured.