TN Band- Motown, Soul, Blues, Cover, Variety Dance

Todd Elliot Bands

TN Band

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Workin Man Records


Since the mid-90s, The TN Band has been playing the Los Angeles scene, appearing at clubs, festivals, colleges, and benefits. They have appeared at the Playboy Jazz Free Festivals three times, the Taste of Orange County, the Santa Monica Pier Winter Series annually, Valencia Jazz and Blues Festival, Pasadena and Santa Monica Colleges, Santa Barbara Jazz Festival, and the Park City Jazz Festival. Tom and the band have shared stages with Branford Marsalis, Tom Scott, Les McCann, Booker T and the MGs, the Young Dubliners, Poncho Sanchez, the Gap Band, Gerald Wiggins, Joe Sample, Christian McBride, Rick Braun, Bony James, Cecilia Noel, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and Billy Vera.

The bands musical mission is to spread positivism and to make people dance. Tom says, in indigenous cultures, music is considered medicine, and has thepower to heal. Thats definitely been true in our lives. We play to make people forget their troubles, break a sweat, and get in the groove.

Tom and the band play a wide variety of roots styles, but their home base is rhythm – blues. Their live shows include a mix of classic soul, blues, and their own funky material. Nolan is the primary songwriter in the band. He plays harmonica, percussion, and sings lead. David joins him on guitar and vocals, Victor and Jackieon saxophones, Ms. Jade on vocals, Scott on keyboards, David on bass and vocals, and David on drums.

Toms band has three CDs to its credit. The first disc was released late in 1996.  The second CD, released in 1999. It was recorded at the renowned Oceanway Studios in Hollywood, and features nine new originals. On the second CD, David shares in the songwriting credit. The band is very excited about its third CD, which was released in February of 2001. It captures the breadth and spirit of the TN experience. The band is currently in the studio working on their fourth effort.The T N Band is a grass roots effort that has taken hold. It started in a garage, was cultivated in clubs, and has moved on to the festival stage. They have entertained for thousands of people, and they always leave their audiences dancing.


Todd Elliots Wedding
Concern Foundation Cancer Fundraiser
GlendaleJazz Festival
Norwalk City Community Concert
San Diego Blues Bash
Shasta Blues Festival
Santa Monica College Fireworks Show, 25,000 people
Concordia University Summer Concert Series
Laguna Arts Festival, gala party for 3,000 guests
Playboy Jazz Festival Municipal concerts
Park City Jazz Festival
Pershing Square Municipal Music Series, downtown Los Angeles
Santa Monica Pier Winter Concert Series
Beverly Hills Arts Festival
Pasadena City College
PAC 10 Finals Concert, Staples Center with Cecilia Noel and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Verizon Music Festival, appearing with John Mayall, Blood, Sweat, and Tears,
Cecilia Noel, and Joshua Redman to benefit the victims families of the
World Trade Center and Pentagon tragedies
Manhattan Beach Arts Festival, street festival performance
Kemosabi Golf Tournament Party, Park Meadows Golf Course, Park City, Utah, opening night party for 400 guests
Valencia Bluebarrel Blues Series, a weekly summer street performance series for 1500 people; two performances each summer, one in July and one in September

  • Hold on I’m Coming
  • Soul Man
  • Midnight Hour
  • Knock on Wood
  • Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
  • When a Man Loves a Woman
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered
  • For Once in My Life
  • Proud Mary -Ike ,Tina Version
  • R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
  • Tracks of My Tears
  • Aint Too Proud to Beg
  • Grapevine
  • Shotgun
  • Here I Am Baby
  • Let’s Stay Together
  • Roll With It
  • Mustang Salley
  • Rock Steady
  • Think
  • I Feel Good
  • Sex Machine
  • Rescue Me
  • Dancing in the Streets
  • Papas Got a Brand New Bag
  • The Thrill is Gone
  • Stormy Monday
  • Leave Your Hat On
  • Down Home Blues
  • Crossroads
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • Take The A Train
  • Unforgettable
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • Girl From Iponema
  • I will Be Seeing You
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Sweet Home Alabamba
  • One Way Out
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Wild Nights
  • Play That Funky Music
  • Pick Up The Peices
  • Rambling Man
  • Tale It Easy
  • Dirty Lowdown
  • Taking Care of Business
  • Good Loving
  • Oye Como Va -Santana
  • Smooth -Santana
  • Super Freak into Can’t Touch This-Rick James/MC Hammer
  • Forget Me Nots -Patrice Rushen
  • Kiss -Prince
  • 1999-Prince
  • Celebration -Kool and the Gang
  • Jungle Boogie
  • Fire-Ohio Players
  • Disco Dazz- Brick
  • Brick House- Commadors
  • Sex Machine- James Brown
  • I Got That Feeling – Janes Brown
  • Roller Coaster- Ohio Players
  • Slide- artist unkown for now
  • Bad Girls- Sad Girls-Donna Summer-Jade
  • Play That Funky Music- Average White Band
  • Cut the Cake
  • What Is Hip -Tower of Power
  • Atomic Dog-George Clinton
  • Thank you for letting me be myself -Sly and the Family Stone
  • Celebrate
  • All Night Long
  • Every day People
  • I Want to Take You Higher -Sly