SiloamPool…What’s in the name? Siloam pronounced “Sil-ōm”, means “sending forth”, interpreted as “sent”, John 9:7.  The Pool is like drops of water that form a common effort, a collective-flow.

SiloamPool is sent to deliver a smooth energizing groove. Siloam’s aromatic writing and delectable vocals dance seamlessly through jazz infused rhythms stirred in a spicy blend of fusion and soul. For those wanting a description of this Detroit, MI (USA) native’s sound, just imagine Diana Ross meets Incognito. You quickly recognize SiloamPool has an enchanting aura you have not witnessed before.

Siloam inherited her music palate from her parents. Her dad loved Jazz and R & B; her mother loved Soul and Classical music. This rich diversity of styles set the stage for her music influences; in the likes of  Nina Simone, Earth Wind and Fire, Al Jarreau, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Gino Vanelli, Sting and Marvin Gaye. 

Her ambition to become a singer wasn’t a smooth journey; the road had a huge resounding speed bump. Siloam had to overcome extreme shyness as well as learning to embrace her uniqueness.  It was a tugging-poetic dance driven by a determination to be true to her heart. Insecurity would delay her aspirations. Instead of pursuing her dream she enrolled in the University of Michigan to become a doctor.   Among her courses, she took music theory and private vocal instruction. Siloam found sanctuary in recording vocals for demos and jingles; falling in love with studio work.  These experiences along with singing in her church choir helped develop her ear.  Still needing to battle her fear of performing in front of large audiences she traveled extensively as a spokesperson with the North American International Auto Show.  During this time, she began to write songs; finding an oasis where the passion to create beautiful, meaningful music emerged.

Somethings in life are worth waiting for and SiloamPool definitely fits the bill. Siloam overcame her shyness, and as God would have it her affinity for making music led her to an invitation to audition with Fred Hammond and his group RFC.  She spent a year recording, performing and touring with Fred and many industry greats.  “Singing for Mrs. Rosa Parks was a phenomenal experience. It was a glorious and major turning point in my life”.

Siloam along with composer/arranger Sidney Howard wrote, arranged, and produced her debut EP, Colors of Black & White. Siloam co-wrote this new ‘TIL THE DAY project with Freeman “Free” Spells, Niko Marks, Sidney Howard and Rydell Chavez. As the group’s songs develop, she looks for them to breathe life of their own. The single, ‘TIL THE DAY was inspired by a military couple separated by the Iraq War and their steadfast commitment of love; during an extremely difficult time. Siloam feels this song “encourages us to love with that same kind of resolve”.

When looking for musicians for “The Pool” Siloam always wants the best flow. Following some great advice from a fellow recording artist, Gentry Shelby; he told her that “he always looks for the best musicians to work with; because it helps make him better”. The best she found in the current project mix of Bassist-Freeman “Free” Spells, Guitarist-Rydell Chavez, Keyboardist-James Shelton, Drummer-Winston “Foot” Britain, Percussionist-Romel Alexander and featuring jazz Saxophonist-Dave McMurray on their new single 7 DAYS.  Theirs is a blend that ignites and soothes you in harmonious time.

The diversity of the SiloamPool listener crosses the age, racial and social spectrum. “This kind of reach is a brass ring blessing, it allows us to connect with people anywhere”. The electrifying passion that touches Siloam’s heart is notably recognized in her lyrics.  Fueled with a fire that chases away the chill, SiloamPool is a healing balm that soothes us. “The Pool is [US + YOU], it’s all about creating and serving substance in a enjoyable way, having that amazing exchange with our listeners, this is why we love what we do “.

Siloam adds, “to help heal what ails us is why I wanted to become a doctor”. Asked if she has any regrets? She gives a resounding “no, to write and perform music is what I love, it’s the best of both worlds”. She’s a musical doctor. “Through music I receive, learn, give and hopefully speak to someone’s heart by touching their soul, their spirit.  It is my calling”. Now, that is truly what it means to be sent!

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