"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 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.

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



Sing a song-EWF 

Skin Tight-Ohio Players

Shout-Isley Bros

Soul Man-Sam and Dave

Stop in the name of love-Supremes


Walking the Dog-Rufus Thomas

You can't hurry love-Supremes


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


Joker-Steve Miller


Old time R&R-Seger


Shout-Isley Bros.

Smooth Operator-Sade

Sweet Home Alabama-Skynyrd

Something to talk about-Bonnie Raitt

Sweetest Taboo-Sade


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


Feel like makin love

Girl from Ipanema

God Bless the child

Night and Day

So Nice


Nature Boy

New York, New York theme

The Way you look tonight

Satin Doll


Take the A-Train

What a wonderful world

Current Dance/Pop:


Blurred Lines- Robin Thicke

Crazy-Knarls Barkley

Crazy in Love-Beyonce

Forget you-Ceelo Green 

Get Lucky-Daft Punk

Green Light-John Legend


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

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