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_________________________ Loved the band. Your team was great! Thanks so much for helping us. Pamela Kettle- Ignite Hope Gala 2018 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Best band ever! We had the best time. Thank you Avenue Soul for making a perfect party for Griffin and Aubryn Nix-Douthitt Family July 2018 ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Wonderful band and so professional...just what our wedding reception crowd wanted. Richard Ellis (father of the bride) Oct 2016 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A great night of dancing and fundraising... -Lori Pierce -Forney Arts Council Oct 2016  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What a great group and excellent music selections. Everybody danced... SpaceX Waco facility. June 2013 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  You guys were the abosolute best! Our guests went on and on about how great the entertainment was. Thanks for helping to make our wedding such a memorable event. Mike and Melissa O'Donnell July 2008 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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, 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 Tim Jones, Frederick Nichelson, Ben Holt, 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 their official website at 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. Here is a Song list (circa 2018): Classic Soul/Dance: Ain't No Sunshine-Bill Withers Ain't too Proud to beg-Temptations Before I let Go-Maze Best of my love-Emotions Boogie Oogie Oogie-Taste of Honey Boogie Shoes-KC/Sunshine Band Brick House-Commodores Car Wash-Rose Royce Celebration-Kool and the Gang Chain of Fools-Aretha Dock of the Bay-Otis Redding Get down on it-Kool Got to be real-Cheryl Lynn Happy- Pharell Happy Feelin's-Maze Hold on I'm coming-Sam and Dave Hot Stuff-Donna Summer I feel good-James Brown I Heard it through the grapevine-Marvin Gaye I want you back-Jackson 5 I wish- Stevie Wonder I'll take you there-Staple Singers In the Midnight Hour-Wilson Pickett Joy and Pain -Maze Knock on wood-Eddie Floyd Lady Marmelade-Labelle Mr Big stuff-Gean Knight Mustang Sally-Wilson Pickett Outstanding-GAP band Pick up the pieces-AWB Play that funky music-Wild Cherry Respect-Aretha September-EWF Sing a song-EWF  Skin Tight-Ohio Players Shout-Isley Bros Soul Man-Sam and Dave Stop in the name of love-Supremes Superstition-Stevie Walking the Dog-Rufus Thomas You can't hurry love-Supremes Disco: Bad mama jamma-Carl Carlton Billie Jean-MJ Boogie Wonderland-EWF Disco Inferno-Tramps Don't leave me this way Don't stop till you get enough-MJ Hot Stuff-Donna Summer I will survive- Gaynor I'm Every woman-Chaka Khan Let it whip-Dazz Band Lets Groove-EWF Shake your booty-KC & Sunshine band We are Family-Sister Sledge Love songs/Ballads: At Last-Etta James Can't hide love-EWF Come away with me-Norah Jones Don't know why-Norah Jones Here and Now-Luther Vandross I just called to say-Stevie Wonder Isn't she lovely-Stevie Just my imagination-Temps Just the two of us-Grover/Withers Just the way you are-Joel Let it be me-Ray Lamontague Let's get it on-Marvin Gaye Let's stay together-Al Green My Cherie Amour-Stevie Wonder My Girl-Temps No One -Alicia Keys Rainy night in Georgia- Benton Thats how strong my love is-Redding This Masquerade-Benson Truly-Lionel Richie When a man loves a woman-Sledge You are the sunshine-Stevie You Send Me-Cooke Classic Rock/Pop: Black magic woman-Santana Brown eyed Girl-Morrison In My life-Beatles Honky Tonk Women-Stones Jessie's Girl-Springfield Margaritaville- Joker-Steve Miller Kiss-Prince Old time R&R-Seger Domino- Shout-Isley Bros. Smooth Operator-Sade Sweet Home Alabama-Skynyrd Something to talk about-Bonnie Raitt Sweetest Taboo-Sade Country: Friends in low places I just want to dance with you-Strait My Friend-McGraw My Love-Lionel Richie Sail on-Richie Jazz standards/Dinner music: At Last Canteloupe Island Misty Feel like makin love Girl from Ipanema God Bless the child Night and Day So Nice Summertime Nature Boy New York, New York theme The Way you look tonight Satin Doll Sunny Take the A-Train What a wonderful world Current Dance/Pop: Bartender-T-Pain Blurred Lines- Robin Thicke Crazy-Knarls Barkley Crazy in Love-Beyonce Forget you-Ceelo Green  Get Lucky-Daft Punk Green Light-John Legend Hellagood-Stefani In the Club-50 Cent Please don't stop the music-Rhianna Miss Independent-Ne-Yo Love letter-R. Kelley No Drama-MJB Single Ladies-Beyonce Step in the name of love Sweet Escape-Stefani When a woman loves-R. Kelley” - Avenue Soul