"There's an art to imitation... especially imitating the sound of top bands. But, Notorious is a band whose members have a good ear for the music of others." quoted Kristy McDonald of the Detroit News. Known s one of Detroit's number one dance bands, Notorious sound incredibly like the recordings of any artist they choose to cover. "They sound just like the record .", is heard over and over at each performance. From R&B, Top 40/Pop, Motown/Oldies, Standards and Jazz, they do it all.
The band has been performing in Metro Detroit for over 23 years, opening for such artist as the O'Jays, Wayne Newton, Art Porter, Maysa Leak and Joe Sample, and performing with some of the worlds greatest such as the Spinners, Aretha Franklin, Cheryl Lynn, Was Not Was, Oleta Adams, Martha Reeves and countless others.
Notorious performs all over the Metro Area. You can catch them in hip spots such as Floods, where they have rocked the house every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for over eighteen years. They also perform at Andiamo's, The Rhino, MGM Casino, Greektown Casino, Motor City Casino and many other happening spots in and around the world, Yes the world.
They are in high demand in the private circuit, performing for some of Detroit's biggest celebrities, political and corporate events. Notorious has been known to perform for wedding receptions of any and every size, catering to any ethnic group. They perform as a Duo up to a Ten piece group.
Leslie Nelson, the lead female vocalist of the group, says "When you've done almost all you can do, locally, there's only one other place to go and that's to the studio". Expect their highly anticipated debut album in '2008".
Keith M. Ferguson
Band Leader, Musical Director, Male Lead and Background vocals, Keyboards, Bass and Lead Guitar and member for over 23 years.
Agent, Female Lead and Background vocals and member for over 23 years.
Donald Ray Mitchell
Vocal Director, Male Lead and Background vocalist and member for over 18 years.
Keyboards and Lead Background vocals, and member for over 9 years.
Percussionist, Bass & Drums, Lead and Background vocalist, and member for 10 years.
Drummer and member for 10 years.
Bass Guitarist, Lead and Background vocalist, and member for over 20 years.
James (Butch) Ford
Lead Guitar, Background vocalist, and member for over 6 years
Saxophone, Background vocalist, and member for over 2 years