NOUVEAU is a preeminent band, offering a wide variety of R&B, Soul, Funk, Pop, Jazz and Classic Rock music. We have upbeat music, including dance tunes that will have you moving and grooving to some of your favorites from the past and present.
MITCH GOLDMAN’S infectious energy and boundless talent have caught the attention of The Doobie Brothers, Kenny Rogers, The Temptations, The English Beat, Rick Derringer, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Alagia, Tutu and the Pirates, Jack Mazzenga and many other national performers, whom Mitch has played for, recorded with, or shared a stage within his career. A popular artist in the Chicago area, Mitch provides Nouveau with vocals, guitar and trumpet.
IDA IVY’s timeless and sultry vocals have given her the opportunity to sit in with some of her major musical influences, including Count Basie’s Orchestra and B.B. King. She has received offers to sing background with well-known, nationally acclaimed artists, however, she has chosen to spend time with her family, while sharing her phenomenal talent with local audiences.
LARRY THOMAS, aka Shugabear, is the newest member of the Nouveau family. Larry is a full-time musician, whom has performed with many popular bands throughout Illinois, and Wisconsin. Larry has opened for Cheap Trick, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Buddy Guy, Morris Day and the Time and others. Wait until you witness his personality and showmanship coming from his keyboard. It’s amazing to experience.
ROGERS RANDLE delights audiences with his smooth and dynamic saxophone sound. A veteran of the sax for 30+ years, he has circulated with The Real Deal, Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames, Greg Bacon in Indianapolis, Pat Crawford’s Big Band and more. Rogers enjoys singing and drumming as well.
MARK TULLOSS is Nouveau’s bassist and provides vocals for Nouveau. It was in Madison where his passion caught up to a natural talent in writing, producing, recording and performing. Sitting in with the likes of Clyde Stubblefield cemented Mark’s love of the Funk genre and started him on his journey of learning the Blues. A fixture in the Chicago music scene since the 90’s, plus co-founding Coffee Cup Productions, Mark may well have found yet another career hosting the popular pod cast “Cawffee Tawk” with his partner.
TONY DIVOZZO, aka Groove Merchant, is an experienced drum teacher, and has played professionally with multiple bands, covering a variety of musical styles. He keeps the beat going for our band, and for all those that are able to witness his outstanding skills.
MARK DUPIES is the lead guitarist and provides backing vocals for Nouveau. Mark also provides sound for our live performances for many regional and local bands. He has engineered sound and shared his impressive guitar abilities within many bands throughout the years. He puts the cool in Nouveau.
JEANINE RIESS an experienced lead singer, harmonist and keyboard player in numerous bands, showcases her talents and musical flexibility at every opportunity from weddings and large charity events to vigils, sporting events, bar gigs and various music venues. Jeanine can be found sharing her singing personality during a Nouveau show, not only on stage, but out in the audience!
We love sharing the musical and personal energy with our audience; creating a fun-filled time for everyone that experiences the Nouveau difference.
Rogers will be joining us as our new Sax player. Read more about Rogers in the Bio section.
Mark Tulloss joins Nouveau as our new Bass Player and Vocalist
Mark Tulloss ia oue new Bass Player and vocalist, please read more about Mark in our Bio section.
Larry Thomas, a.k.a. Shugabear joins Nouveau
Larry is our new Keyboard player, read more about Larry in the Bio tab.
Mitch Goldman Joins Nouveau
We are excited to announce that Mitch Goldman is joining Nouveau. Mitch's Trumpet expertise, stage presence and vocal ability will add a whole new dimension to this band. Please check out the Bio tab for more info about him.