Souled Out concert brings Motown to Niceville arts center

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Souled Out will be in concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Mattie Kelley Arts Center in Niceville.

Special to the Northwest Florida Daily News
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 10:21 AM.

NICEVILLE — Saturday at 7:30 p.m., the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College will come to life with the sounds of Motown and soul.

“Souled Out,” presented by the Emerald Coast Concert Association is a musical ensemble that specializes in those great Motown sounds.

“Souled Out” is led by three dynamic performers whose vocals are unmatched. The seasoned R&B singers, perform – complete with dead-on vocals and smooth choreography – with the same panache and spirit as their Motown and soul predecessors, backed by the northeast renowned Souled Out Orchestra.

Leader of the band is Donald “Smoothie” McCall, who has been singing his whole life, performing with many groups as well as several theaters.

Joining him is singer Irving “Smokey” Lewis who grew up in an extremely musical family and started to sing at a very young age, performing in many talent shows. He continued his love for music and has been a front man for nearly 26 years.

The orchestra includes Ricky Marshall, drums; Rudi Weeks, bass; Pat Jennings, keys; Rod Caron, saxophone; and Dave Stangarone, trumpet.

“Souled Out” is the ultimate in musical nostalgia. Whether flawlessly reproducing the hits of the Temptations or energizing a room with the music of Earth, Wind & Fire, “Souled Out” is a show like no other.

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