avenue Soul

Classic Soul Dance Band 

This is one band that will certainly get your party started. The 8 piece group showcases a distinct sound and style made famous by artist such as Earth, Wind and Fire, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Al Green, Isaac Hayes, and Booker T. & the MGs. Avenue Soul features a solid rhythm section, fiery horns and dynamic male and female vocalists. Their style displays the rich musical legacy of the 1960s and 70s along with the current popularity of Classic Soul and R&B music. Avenue Soul also performs popular standards from Sinatra to Motown to round out its musical variety.  

We have performed at places such as The Glass Cactus, Martini Park, Sullivans Ringside, Isaac Hayes Restuarant (Memphis, TN), Taste of Dallas, The Territory Resort in OK., The Anatole Hotel, Ashton Depot-Ft Worth, Petroleum Club, Brookhaven C.C., Colonial C.C., Mira Vista Golf Club, Four Seasons resort, Macy's Northpark International Concepts, YO Ranch in Kerville, Detroit-MAAH, and various other venues. One supporter of this sparkling outfit is Deanie Parker, former President of the STAX Foundation in Memphis, Tennessee. She recently said in an interview, “...when someone gives you a gift such as the music of Memphis and STAX, you ought to say Thank You.” These fine musicians in Avenue Soul Live are certainly doing their part of showing gratitude. 

Some of the players include Victor Blackmon, Katina Butler, Frederick Nichelson, Ben Holt, Claud Hardrick, Larry Davis, Kenny Ragland, Kennan Wylie, and vocalist Ardina Lockhart. All are veterans of the blues and jazz scene in Texas and the southwest. Nichelson even grew up in the shadows of several STAX Records artists and their contemporaries in Memphis.  

In addition to the dynamic live show, the band has pledged to actively promote music in education. Avenue Soul actively schedules performances at schools and other charity events. These often include not only music, but also business training and life skills. This shall indeed carry the torch of Memphis soul music to new heights. This great legacy of American music will be “given thanks” like none before it. Our goal is to make every event enjoyable and exceed the client's expectations. We pay attention to every detail when performing for wedding receptions, holiday parties, and other celebrations. Our packages include professional sound, lighting, and custom recorded music on breaks. We cover all your bases so there are simply no worries!  

See the official website at www.avenuesoul.net  

Here is a special note to prospective Wedding clients:

Avenue Soul has been performing parties, wedding receptions and other celebrations since 1999. It has been our goal to make each event enjoyed by ALL attendees. The band performs a variety of music from jazz standards, to Motown, to classic pop and rock. 

We simply make your special day a memorable occasion. We begin by meeting with the venue and coordinator to arrange logistics. We then tailor our set list to fit YOUR event. We encourage you to view our set list and select the songs you would like to hear and ones you DO NOT want to hear. We will also learn 2-3 songs at your request for your event. We need 30 days notice to work up new material especially for you! Our standard performance time is for 3 hours of music in a 4 hour period. This usually means 45 minute sets with 15-20 minute breaks.


Ain't no stopping us now-McFadden/Whitehead 
All of Me-standard 
Autumn Leaves-standard 
Boogie Oogie Oogie-Taste of Honey 
Boogie Shoes-KC Sunshine Band 
Brick House-Commodores 
Can't get enough-Barry White 
Car wash-Rose Royce 
Chain of fools-Aretha 
Coming Home-Bridges 
CrazyKnarls- Barkley 
Crazy in love-Beyonce 
Don't know why-Jones 
Disco Inferno-Tramps 
Dr. Feelgood-Aretha 
Everyday People-Sly 
Fly away-Kravitz 
Georgia-Ray Charles 
Georgie Porgie-Toto 
Get Down on it-Kool&Gang 
Get down tonight-KC Sunshine Band 
Girl from Ipanema-standard 
Heard it thru the Grapevine-Gaye 
Hold on I'm coming-Sam & Dave 
How sweet it is-JT 
I wanna dance with somebody-Whitney 
I will survive-Gaynor 
I wish-Stevie 
I'd rather go blind-Etta James 
Isn't she lovely-Stevie 
Just My imagination-Temptations 
Knock on Wood-Floyd 
Laidies Night-Kool&Gang 
Let's Groove-EWF 
Let's stay together-Green 
Love on top-Beyonce 
Lovely Day-Withers 
Mustang Sally-Rice 
My Funny Valentine-standard 
My Girl-Temps 
No Loot-Tony Toni Tone 
Play that Funky Music-Wild Cherry 
Real mother for ya-Johnny Guitar 
Rock with You-MJ 
Satin Doll--standard 
Saving all my love-Whitney 
Shake your booty-KC Sunshine Band 
Shining Star-EWF 
Shout-Isley Brothers 
Signed Sealed Delivered-Stevie 
Single Life-Cameo 
Soul Man-Sam & Dave 
Stand by me-Ben E. Kieth 
Sweet Caroline-Diamond 
Sweet Thing-Chaka 
Sweetest Taboo-Sade 
Tell me something good-Chaka Khan 
This is how we do it-Montell 
Too Hot-Kool&Gang 
Twisting the Night away-Cooke 
Uptown Funk-Bruno Mars 
We are family-Sister Sledge 
What a wonderful world-Armstrong 
What you won't do-Caldwell 
What's going on-Marvin 
When a man loves a woman-Sledge 
Wonderful tonight-Clapton 
You got the love-Rufus 
You Send me-Cooke


Nichelson Entertainment  

POB 1552 

Lake Dallas, TX 75065 

214-295-6115 office

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