"X-CLUZIVE SOUL" was founded by WALTER JOHNSTON of Burlington , NJ. 'BIG WALT' as we know him comes from a musical background that included watching his older brothers who sang with local singing groups and his oldest sister became a legend in their church with her soul stirring vocal solos. It is because of this influence that 'BIG WALT' developed his love for the craft of vocal performance. He started his own music recording label back in 1977 named, MO-PHATTA ENTERTAINMENT LLC., where he worked with up and coming artist.

From rappers to male or female groups or solo aspiring artist, Walt believed the best way way to teach is to lead by example. Along with label mate Ryan D'Soul' Gibson of Lawnside, NJ they set out on a mission to satisfy their desire of building a major recording label. They started out themselves as a duet nightclub act. Walt sings in a sweet first tenor tone, Ryan in a rich baritone. They determined in order to have a full sound they needed a strong second tenor. Walt reached out to Dwayne S. Nixon - EL aka 'Sonni Dey' of Willingboro, NJ by way of Philadelphia, Pa. to fill the bill. The three were on their way except they were all solo singers.


Walt then reached out to Frank 'The Soul Man' Green who since the age of 2 years of old was an experienced gospel singer and in his adult years managed his own gospel group 'REALIZE'. After many nights and countless hours in Franks basement rehearsal space which they affectionately called the 'TERROR DOME', Frank groomed the singers into a harmony blending unit.

With the combination of Walt's vision and with Frank and his band joining the team, "X-CLUZIVE" now had soul and thus "X-CLUZIVE SOUL" was born. The band was now ready to market themselves as an ensemble that captures and delivers the SOULFUL SOUND of yesterday, along with the combined sounds of today and tomorrow. The image and show production created has the class and harmony of the Temptations, the sound with the energy of Earth, Wind and Fire & the R & B fun funky style of Kool and the Gang.

Fiery Guitarist 'Dangerous' Dave Peterson brings through his performance classic rock style. On special occasions or by client request, we are ALL blessed to have Ms. Shaunte 'Queen Diva' Lang whose powerful resounding vocal style reminds you of Gladys Knight or Jill Scott.

Over the last 10 years X-Clusive Soul has performed in Atlantic City's best entertainment venues; Bally's, Harrah's, Trump Plaza, Trump Marina, Taj Mahal, The Hilton & The Sands Casinos. At the Jersey Shore; In Cape May - The Rusty Nail, Cabanas, Carney's, & Congress Hall. In Avalon - The Wind Drift. In Sea Isle City - La Coasta. In Summers Point- The Inlet. In Wildwood-The Lighthouse Pointe. In Wilkes Barre, Pa-The Woodlands Resort. In Sky Top, PA - Sky Top Lodge. In New York - Coney Islands - Nathans World Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest for 5yrs in a row from Coney Island NY live.

The crowd of over 15,000 fans watching with media coverage from ESPN Sports, ABC, and other news network coverage of the yearly historic event. X-Cluzive Soul is the band for any occasion or gala or event for your pleasure.

Corporate work: The 2008 World Series Champion Phillies Game after parties, The Lemon Ball, Living Beyond Breast Cancer fund-raiser event, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation fund-raiser event, Philadelphia International Records 40th anniversary celebration, The Links Annual Ball, major weddings, along with a multitude of private parties and a host of local and Quad-State night clubs and bar restaurants.

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Time Out Entertainment & Grill
241 White Horse Pk. Barrington, New Jersey

Sunday 21st of January, 2018 4:30PM - 8:00PM
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