Rubber Soul was formed in 1993 in Cape Town, South Africa by Alan Benatar & Patrick O’Shea. Alan invited fellow Bogus Dance bandmates singer Lousie Leggatt (Van den Heuwel) & Jason Louth (drums) to join the new band and Patrick invited his lead guitarist friend Anton Ressel. Their sound was described as acoustic/pop/rock/regggae/ska. They began playing small gigs in and around Observatory, Cape Town. By 1994 they had built up a loyal following and were offered a single record deal with BMG records via James Stewart (The Usual & Street Level founder) and Richard Black (producer & founder of co-founder of Street Level). Roaches and Please were released in 1995
With monthly weekend gigs they also performed a variety of festivals such as Oppi Koppi, Cape Town Summer Splash and also did tours up the coast to Knysna. They also enjoyed radio play on various South African music stations such as 5Fm, Kfm & Radio 2000.
In 1996 they recorded an E.P and shortly after that the band stopped performing and recording. 10 years later in 2005 they re-connected and recorded three more songs which also enjoyed radio play. the band did not perform any live gigs and have not collaborated since.
Patrick & Alan went on to write and perform in HappyFourTwenty with Louise contributing vocals to a few of HFT’s songs. In 2010 Patrick & Louise recorded Beeltes & Butterflies debut album Mountain Rock Valley Roll.