The Soul Juice Band is a powerhouse, horn driven soul, funk and roots music band from Las Vegas that performs a dynamic and inspirational show for any audience. The funky B3, heavy guitar and live horns cause people of all ages to get on their feet and move by delivering a groove and sound that is unique in the industry. The band mixes elements of funk, soul, rock, gospel and jazz to give listeners an amazing experience they will never forget.
The Soul Juice Band was proud to be recognized as "The Best Brass Band" in Las Vegas for 2017 by NPR Nevada in the Desert Companion Magazine. The band's credits include playing at Container Park, Sand Dollar Lounge, Bunkhouse Saloon, The Smith Center, Big Dog's Brewery, Fremont Street and finishing a 6 month residency at Hard Rock Cafe on the Strip. The band is currently in the midst of a residency at House of Blues at Mandalay Bay where they host "The Get Down" for Child Haven twice a month. The band has been gaining more notoriety and has opened for national acts Niki Crawford, Big Sam's Funky Nation at the Brooklyn Bowl and The New Breed Brass Band. The band has become a festival attraction in closing The Pigs For Kids Festival, Neon Reverb Festival, UNLV Reb Fest and The New Vista Craft Beer Festival in Summerlin. The band has just released their first single "Brown" on all platforms, and is recording their first album with a release date of April/May 2019.
The band is made up of gritty, lead vocalist Dave Tatlock, keyboardist/band leader David Rogers, guitarist Joe Bonasorte, bass player Alan Butterfield and drummer Matthew Hughes. Two trumpet players, Lance Aguirre and Isaac Tubb; trombone player, Kevin Mullinax; bari sax player Justin Marquis; and tenor sax player Mark McArthur round out the band and help create the original horn parts that sets apart this band from so many.
Meet The Band...
David Tatlock, one of the founders of the band, has been a vocalist for 25 years. David went to Purdue University and fronted two blues and rock bands during his college years and also was a lead vocalist for the gospel choir Black Voices of Inspiration under the director Stanley Butts, III. This is where David was introduced to gospel music, which has been a huge influence in his vocal style and delivery. David then went on to sing with the prestigious Rodnie Bryant and The Christian Community Mass Choir traveling throughout the U.S. David has sang several times with Monday's Dark for charity along with being a guest performer at the Kenny Davidsen show and The Rock Off at House of Blues.
Since that time David has moved to Las Vegas where he has fronted two different bands and also played B3 organ for two different churches in this great city. David is heavily influenced by blues, funk and especially gospel and the B3 organ. This is why the B3 organ is so prominently featured in The Soul Juice Band and gives the sound you normally would find in an energy-filled Chicago gospel concert.
Born on the near south side of Chicago, IL., David Rogers has been surrounded by music from an early age. David’s knack for picking up and remembering melodies and his propensity to emulate the “whoop” of gospel preachers while still a very young child, led his parents to enroll him in various musical programs even before starting elementary school. By the time he had entered high school, he was scoring music for the school band and playing in his own jazz quartet. All through-out David’s young life his parents had him heavily involved in their local church and eventually was promoted to the lead musician role and leading the band there at the age of 15.
While playing music around the Chicagoland area, David eventually found himself as an intern at 35th street studios where the owner would let him play around with the equipment in exchange for cleaning the studio and fetching food for the artists and bands. While quietly watching the various groups and artist that would come in and out, David taught himself the process of recording and producing music and eventually this led to him signing a deal as a producer with a major label and playing with many well known Chicago artists. Upon moving to Las Vegas in the beginning of 2005, David hit the ground running to make his mark on the Las Vegas music scene as musician, audio engineer and music producer. David has many projects and accomplishments under his belt and over his years in Las Vegas he’s garnered quite a reputation for quality production and musical excellence around the city.
Joe Bonasorte is a native of New Jersey and has played guitar extensively from a young age. Advancing from his high school jazz band through his 10 year stint playing with The Bronx Wanderers has sharpened his musical chops in numerous states and cities. Joe has a heavy edge and beautiful tone that marks all the music he plays on with his signature. Joe has toured extensively and brings a long line of Afro-Cuban through heavy rock and roll to The Soul Juice Band
Alan Butterfield is a Las Vegas bassist who has been playing professionally for over 40 years. Having attended UNLV and CSN, Alan studied music performance, and played with both the UNLV Jazz Band and Concert Band. Playing for decades on The Strip with a variety of entertainers, one of his favorite gigs was with the Platters, Coasters, Drifters, Marvelettes, and Legendary Lead Singers of the Temptations for 10 years at the Sahara and Rio Hotels. A versatile musician, Alan was an 11 year member of the Shadow Hills Band. There he played upright and electric bass, as well as arranged, composed, and transcribed music for the Band and the holiday orchestras. Alan feels greatly blessed to be a part of The Soul Juice Band and looks forward to their future of bringing power house soul and funk music to the masses!
Matthew Hughes began playing drums at the age of 7. He developed his style through playing in church and his high school marching and jazz band. After graduating, he began studying with the prestigious Bernie Dresel, while in the UNLV Jazz Studies Program. In March of 2016, he was afforded the opportunity to play for The Soul Juice Band. He is most inspired by musical styles involving Gospel, Funk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Pop and Neo-soul. He is most influenced by the drumming styles of Steve Gadd, David Garibaldi, Teddy Campbell, Calvin Rodgers, Terry Baker, George McCurdy, Calvin Napper, Chris Coleman and Mike Clemons. When he's not on the drums, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family.
Lance Aguirre has played trumpet professionally since 1979 with artists such as Prentice Minner, Jack Jones, The Four Tops, Al Martino, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Kristine Weiss, Legends in Concert Show, Toni Braxton Show, Toni Braxton and Michael McDonald at Lincoln Center, and Barry Manilow. Lance has subbed in many Las Vegas Strip shows and is featured on the CD "Flyby" by Doug Pryzbocki playing lead trumpet.
San Diego native Isaac Tubb has been working steadily in Las Vegas as a trumpet player, writer, arranger and producer for over a decade. After receiving his degree from San Diego State University in classical performance he moved to Las Vegas to play in the house band at the Bellagio. From there he has been fortunate enough to work with Las Vegas headliners Matt Goss and Human Nature. He has also recorded and written for the killers, Boys II Men and many others. He can currently been seen five nights a week at the Sands Showrrom in the Venetian hotel.
Mark McArthur is an in-demand instructor in classical Saxophone and was the founder of his own saxophone podcast dealing with saxophone performance. Mark has instructed numerous saxophone players in the city of Las Vegas and has made his foray into funk, soul and jazz in his sizzling solo work with The Soul Juice Band.
Born and raised near Cincinnati, Ohio, Justin began playing saxophone at 10 years old. He developed as a musician through various ensembles in high school band including concert band, jazz band, marching band, and percussion ensembles. Justin has earned a BA in Music from Kent State University and a Master’s in Music Composition & Theory from UNLV studying under Ukrainian composer Virko Baley. While at UNLV, he premiered many pieces of music he’s written, toured to France with the UNLV Wind Orchestra, can be heard on the UNLV Wind Orchestra’s album The Return, and has performed alongside famous jazz saxophonist Eric Marienthal. Justin is currently an instructional aide at Ed W. Clark HS where he primarily teaches saxophone, music theory, and assists with the marching and jazz bands.
Kevin Mullinax is a Vegas veteran and has played Trombone on numerous shows in the city and also been a lead trombone player for The Rocky Brown Band. Kevin is an energetic showman, who can also sing as well as dance like a pro!