Tortured Soul, At The Loft in Lansing

Tortured Soul is an acid-jazz based house band that focuses on revitalizing the DJ culture that knocked entertainer bands to the curve. With a tour schedule that routinely puts them skipping from North America to Europe and back in one week, the group’s seen all the biggest party scenes in the world. Sporting a simple black suit/skinny tie style, they’re living JT’s “Suit & Tie” lifestyle. With a sound not uncharacteristic of boy band beats, the band’s darker Euro club scene audience drives hard at their self-proclaimed purpose: to keep some authentic musicianship on the club scene.

Like all club based music, Tortured Soul does their heavy lifting with European audiences.

Like all club based music, Tortured Soul does their heavy lifting with European audiences.

The falsetto flexing front-man drumming groove master constructed the group around dance-centric acid jazz.

The falsetto flexing front-man drumming groove master constructed the group around dance-centric acid jazz.

A tsunami of key board jazz, Ethan White lays down the group's Barry White sensuality.

A tsunami of key board jazz, Ethan White lays down the group’s Barry White sensuality.

Hired gun funk master, Jordan “JORSCAN” Scannella, keeps the time with a thumpin' simplicity.  The group prides itself on a man-made bump. bump. bump.

Hired gun funk master, Jordan “JORSCAN” Scannella, keeps the time with a thumpin’ simplicity. The group prides itself on a man-made bump. bump. bump.

This show hasn't started till the fan man sings!

This show hasn’t started till the fan man sings!

Shockingly intricate for a three piece band, Tortured Soul dodges any inclining of a boy band persona with their club ready persona.

Shockingly intricate for a three piece band, Tortured Soul dodges any inclining of a boy band persona with their club ready persona.

All Photos by Eat Pomegranate Photography


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Frank Cass is a regular contributor to Badger Senate, writer, and multi-instrumentalist musician with interest in the neo blues and folk movements.