Shortly after pooling their collective talents and starting to book high profile local gigs in 2002, the eight original members – all of whom had grown up in the same neighborhood nearby Chester, PA – They knew they needed to come up quickly with a catchy moniker. They sat around pondering and procrastinating till one day, out of frustration, one of the guys said, “OK, we need to come up with something Point Blank.” The name stuck, and gave rise to one of the region’s most inspiring musical success stories. While they started out as a cover band, the success of their 2010 independent debut album A Point of View gave them a wide range of explosive original material to perform live – a tradition that’s growing fast with the release of their highly anticipated follow-up full length recording SoulStream.
Diverse and dynamic, the new collection featuring 12 originals and a powerhouse horn driven funk cover of the Michael Jackson classic “Heartbreak Hotel”. SoulStream, like its predecessor, is a showcase for Point Blank’s exciting ensemble skills and solos by each member Point Blank is a group of musicians from the Philadelphia area specializing in the contemporary style of jazz. The members have toured the world with such artists as Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, The Manhattans, The Temptations, The Ray Charles Orchestra, BB King and the US Army Jazz Band. When not performing live, the members continue to work as studio musicians as well as private instructors.