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Fingerprints has managed to play its way to the top of the heap among bands in North Texas and beyond. This is evidenced by their steadfast popularity and repeat invitations to the region’s premier events. The band has performed at concerts and festivals throughout TX, LA, OK, KS, FL, TN and even UT. Led by bassist, Frederick Nichelson, Fingerprints’style is not easily categorized. “We started out trying to be the next Spryo Gyro or Crusaders, but evolution has taken us far beyond that style”, says Nichelson. “As we began to write and perform our own music, our love for soul, blues, and jazz all blended together.” Now the bands shows & recordings display a seasoned mix of many styles. Their goal is to convey emotion and energy in whatever they play. It could be an original or an obscure cover, as long as it sends the right message to the listener. Fingerprints’sound is also shaped by its long term members Claud Hardrick (sax, flute, vocals), Tim Jones (lead vocals, perc.), Kennan Wylie (drums, percussion), Jordache Grant(keyboards), and guitarist Robert Lacroix. The bands four previous CDs continue to sell thousands of copies and downloads. They feature many special guests including Roy Machado, Shelley Carrol, Toni Redd, Brad Leali, Ardina Lockhart, Marion Meadows, and Kyle Turner. Their 5th release entitled “Dream Life” was released in fall 2009 on the all new South Memphis Music Label. It has some new surprises including Bernard Wright, Mel Scott, Todd Parsnow and more. The first single is the title song from a recent documentary called “I am a Man”. The song has been getting a lot of attention from its debut screenings in selected cities. Fingerprints’ sound is for those craving more than formulaic smooth jazz. This band has a catchy brand along with some of the grittiest, most soulful covers you will find. Take a listen and you will hear what the southwestern U.S. has kept secret for way too long a time. Setlist info: Our show is mostly originals but we do have a large amount of standard jazz tunes and pop favorites to round out our set. Some of our heavy influences include The Crusaders, Bill Withers, Marvin Gaye, Maze, Al Jarreau, EWF, Kirk Whalum, and Marcus Miller.

Our typical set would be as follows:

Blue Bossa-standard


Song for Art Porter

Lovely Day- Bill Withers

Just a little bit

Rainbow of Love

What's going on- M. Gaye

Joy and Pain-Maze


Tell Me a bedtime story-H. Hancock

This Masquerade-Benson

Love and Happiness- Al Green


Below is a master list of most of our repertoire:

Acoustic Soul -Fingerprints

Ain"t No Sunshine-Withers


Anything for you -Fingerprints

Anytime- B. Mcknight

Ascension - MAXWELL



Before I let go-Maze

Blue Bossa- Standard

Chicago Song-David Sanborn

Cold Duck Time -Les McCann

Come Back to Me-J. JACKSON

Come Together-Fingerprints

Coming home baby-blues

December -Fingerprints

DNA -Fingerprints

Dock of the Bay-Otis Redding

Down Home Blues- ZZ HILL

Dream Life- Fingerprints

Feel Like makin' love- Flack

For the Love of You- ISLEY BROS.

For You I will- Fingerprints


Full Moons Melody-FINGERPRINTS


God Bless The Child - STANDARD

Grand Central-Boney James

Have you met Miss Jones-Std

Having A Party-L. Vandross

Hey Pocky Way-Neville bros.

How sweet it is (to be loved by you)

I am a Man -Fingerprints

I can't stop loving -KEM

I wanna know-Joe

In Effect -Marion Meadows

Is it A Crime- Sade

It might be You- R. Flack

Joy and Pain-Maze

Just a Little Bit-FINGERPRINTS

Killer Joe -STD

Killing me Softly- Flack

Lady Bird -Fingerprints

Let's Get it On-MARVIN GAYE

Let's Stay Together-Al Green

Lonesome Rhodes-Fingerprints

Love and Happiness-AL GREEN

Love Calls -Kem

Lovely Day - Bill Withers

Make Me a Memory -G. WASHINGTON


Maria Maria-Santana

Max Master -Fingerprints

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy -C. ADDERLY

Mind Games-Fingerprints

Mr. Magic -Grover

My Funny Valentine- Std



Never Enough- Fingerprints

Never too Much -L. Vandross

Night in Tunisia -Dizzy/Bird

On and On -Eryka Badu

Ordinary people-John Legend


Outstanding-GAP BAND


Please Forgive Me-FINGERPRINTS

Rainbow of Love -Fingerprints

Satin Doll-Ellington

Save Your Love for Me-N. Wilson

Shady Shores- Fingerprints

Smooth Operator -Sade

So In Love -Fingerprints

So What - M. Davis

Song for Art Porter-Fingerprints

Song for my father- Horace Silver

Soon Enough- Fingerprints

Steal Away -BLUES

Stepping Out- Kim Waters

Straight to the Point- A. PORTER


Summertime Music-FINGERPRINTS

Sumthin' Somethin"-Maxwell

Sweetest Taboo-Sade

Take the A Train-Ellington

Tell me a bedtime story-Herbie Hancock

That's how strong my love is- Otis Redding

That's the way -Janet Jackson

The Way Love Goes -B. McKnight

Thrill Is Gone-B.B. KING

Time Will Tell-Fingerprints

What a wonderful world-Armstrong

What were you thinking-Fingerprints

What You Won't Do -B. Caldwell

What's Going On-M. Gaye

When A Man Loves- M. Bolton

Where is the Love- R. Flack


Winelight-Grover Washington, Jr.

World is A Ghetto- WAR

Velas -Quincy Jones

You Send Me- Percy Sledge

You're on my mind-Kem


Mailing address:


P.O.B. 1552

Lake Dallas, TX 75065

ph (214) 295-6115


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