Elisa Sciscioli (Shi-sholy): soul singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, formed SOLSTICE in the Fall of 2008. Sciscioli united with several of Upstate New York's finest R&B, funk & reggae players including Dwight Carroll, former guitarist and music director for Shalamar and Papa John Creach.
Sciscioli’s deep and resonating voice has been compared to Nina Simone. She performed onstage with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings at the State Theater in Ithaca, NY.
SOLSTICE is Sciscioli’s foray into original songwriting, embracing the soul style with elements of R&B, funk, reggae, Latin, jazz and gospel. Her initiation to the band scene began in 2004 with 60s Motown cover band The Destination. From 2007-2008 she sang with Kevin Kinsella (founder of John Brown's Body) in his band Food, Clothes and Shelter.
SOLSTICE released a debut album, “Red Sky” on November 6, 2009.
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Elisa Sciscioli holds Bachelor of Music Degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance from Ithaca College. She teaches singing workshops, group classes and private voice lessons. Elisa is a graduate of the Hidden Treasure program and a current facilitator in training at the Light on the Hill retreat center in Van Etten, NY. She is the founder and instructor of the Joy of Group Singing Program and has taught workshops to a variety of age groups ranging from preschool to senior citizens. She offers a weekly group singing class for adults in Ithaca NY.
Elisa has taken singing workshops with :
Bobby McFerrin, Ysaye Barnwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock and some of NYC's top contemporary music singing coaches. She combines their approaches, along with her music education and healing training program to form The Joy of Group Singing!