Contact Information:
Garland Nelson
Bandleader/Agent/Owner/Producer/Event Coordinator
(518) 583-8102
Toll Free Information Hotline / Message System:
(888) DIG - SOUL (344-7685)

Physical Address:

PO Box 712
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Office Hours:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
10am  -  Noon  &  3pm - 5pm
All messages received will be returned as soon as possible.

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Garland Nelson, "Soulist"
Bandleader/Lead Vocals/Choreographer/Multi-Instrumentalist/Songwriter
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Defined by many spiritual dimensions, Garland is an entertainer's entertainer.  Pure Energy!  As the front man for Soul Session, the audience must "strap-in" for a commanding emotional journey.  Garland's skills were sharpened over 5+ years as the lead singer/emcee of New York Players (a touring entertainment band).  His recent projects include recipient of NYS 2007 SPAF Artist Grant, Jingle work for F.Y.E., "Bill Withers Tribute" show producer (2004), New York State Representative in 2000's National Singing Championship (Pro-Sing), Music Director of Skidmore College's Gospel Choir (Quiet Storm).  Garland's performances have been described as an experience and not just a show!


14" Remo Djembe Drum
Pearl Timbales 13/14
Alverez PF90-SC Acoustic Guitar
Yamaha Motif ES6 61-Key Music Producer Synthesizer
Capezio Tele Tone Extreme Tap Shoes

The Spirit of Saratoga" - Saratogain Magazine Sept. 2008 Issue

GN-Spirit of Saratoga Magazine.pdf

Chris Dollard - Keys/Vocals

Rena Graf Music
"The Queen" of Soul Session

Brian Kaplan Band (Acoustic Original Rock Music)

da' Man...Chris Peck - Bass

Brian Melick - Percussionist/Clinician/Educator

Danny Whelchel - Drums/Percussionist

Soul Session Horns -
Tim Williams - Saxophones
Pete Giroux - Trumpet

Nate Giroux - Tenor/Alto & Arranger/Composer

Bailey Sound Systems: Complete Sound/Lighting Gear Rentals, Sound Engineers, and Dj Services (Turntables)
Owner: Marc Bailey


For more information about Wedding Vendors in/out of the Capital District NY, please check out

Friends of the Band: No particular order....ALL LOVE HERE....AND ALL VERY GOOD!!!!

Al Woodard Films (HD Video)

Bigler Productions (Video) 

Brian Moak Films

Christine A. Wheat – Special Events Planners

Cotton Hill Studios

Creative Photo and Graphic Photography (Mark Bolles)

Emma Dodge Hanson Photography

Event Producers, Inc. – Design/Event Decorating

G7b5 Productions Studios

Jennifer Snell Moak (Images by Moak)

Katie O’ Weddings and Events

Lance Wheeler Video

Lily and the Rose Catering

Niki Rossi Photography

Mazzone Hospitality

Posie Peddler, Inc – Florist

Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce

Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.

The Mansion Inn Saratoga (Catering/Venue)

Tracey Buyce Photography

Well Wed Magazine (Soul Session)

And many more .......

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