Brass Alley


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Brass Alley Bio

Brass Alley has provided entertainment to corporate and family clients in the Baltimore/Washington area for over 15 years.

Although they're known as a top-notch "wedding band", those who've heard them know that Brass Alley is just a fantastic all-around group, playing everything from Glenn Miller and Count Basie to Motown, classic rock and progressive music.

This multi-talented nine-piece unit also plays many of the current swing hits by the Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and the Brian Setzer Orchestra.

Brass Alley performs all live - no tapes or sequencing. They take pride in their ability to perform renditions of songs that retain their credibility and soul, while entertaining a broad spectrum of people.


"Of all the decisions I made, having Brass Alley play at my wedding was the best one."
Mary Kemp - Alexandria, VA

"We had so many compliments about the quality of your band. You made our wedding day perfect."
Stephanie Turpack - Baltimore, MD

I just wanted to let you know that you guys were incredible; everyone said so and I have already recommended you to a number of people. Comments made were, "best band I've ever heard at a wedding" and "they were so good, it was like a free concert." We feel lucky to have gotten you, and thank you so much for everything!!
Cindy Lesser, Washington, DC

Brass Alley Songlist

Swing 50's/60's Rock and Roll Modern/Alt
Motown/Soul Pop/Rock Ballads Miscellaneous

50's/60's Rock and Roll

Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf
Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Devil with the Blue Dress -Mitch Ryder
Don't Let Go - Commander Cody
I Saw Her Standing There -Beatles
Feelin' Alright - Dave Mason/Traffic
Good Lovin' - Young Rascals
Honky Tonk Woman - Rolling Stones
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Love of My Life -Frank Zappa
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley and the Comets
Shout - Isley Brothers
Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry/Beatles
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Tossin' and Turnin' - Bobby Lewis
Twist and Shout - Beatles
Under the Boardwalk - Coasters
Youngblood - Coasters
I Only Have Eyes for You - Flamingos

Big Band/Swing

As Time Goes By - Casablanca
Beer Barrel Polka
Besame Mucho - Jimmy Dorsey
Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin
Blue Bossa - Kenny Dorham
Cadadonia - Louis Jordan
Come Rain or Come Shine - Stan Kenton
Embraceable You
Fly Me to the Moon - Tony Bennett
God Bless the Child - Billie Holiday
Hey There (You with the Stars in Your Eyes - Frank Sinatra
I'm Beginning to See the Light - Duke Ellington
I've Got it Bad, and That Aint Good - Billie Holiday
In the Mood - Glenn Miller
It Had to Be You - Harry Connick Jr.
Jack You're Dead - Louis Jordan/Joe Jackson
Jump, Jive and Wail - Louie Prima/Brian Setzer
Jumpin' with Symphony Sid - Lester Young/Joe Jackson
Just a Gigolo - David Lee Roth
Makin' Whoopie - Dr. John/Eddie Cantor
Moonglow - Mills Brothers
Never on a Sunday
New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
Satin Doll Duke Ellington
Shiny Stockings - Count Basie
Somebody Loves Me - George Gershwin
Stardust - Hoagy Carmichael
Summertime - George Gershwin
Take the A Train - Duke Ellington
The Best is Yet to Come - Frank Sinatra
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
There Aint Nobody Here but us Chickens - Louis Jordan
Tuxedo Junction - Glenn Miller/Joe Jackson
Walkin' with Mr. Lee - Lee Allen
Wave - Astrud Gilberto
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
You and Me and the Bottle Makes Three - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You - Dean Martin


All Over You - Live
American Girl - Tom Petty
Are you Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
Backwater - Meat Puppets
Don't Call Me Daughter - Pearl Jam
Fall Down - Toad the Wet Sprocket
Far Behind - Candlebox
Favorite Thing - Sugar
Gel - Collective Soul
Girlfriend - Matthew Sweet
Hard to Handle - Black Crows
Hey Jealousy - Gin Blossoms
I Alone - Live
I Found Out About You - Gin Blossoms
Jimmy Olsen Blues - Spin Doctors
Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty
My Friends Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rain King - Counting Crows
Rapture - Seed
Shine - Collective Soul
Sick of Myself - Matthew Sweet
Two Princes - Spin Doctors
Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Vaseline - Stone Temple Pilots

Motown/60's Soul

Aint Too Proud to Beg - Wilson Pickett
Until You Come Back to Me - Aretha Franklin
Aint No Way - Aretha Franklin
Dancin' in the Streets - Martha Reeves
Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Get Ready - Rare Earth
Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group
Givin' it Up for Your Love - Delbert McClinton
Heard it Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
Hey Bartender - Blues Brothers
Higher (Your Love Keeps Liftin' Me) - Jackie Wilson
Hold On, I'm Coming - Sam and Dave
I Can't Turn You Loose - Otis Redding
I Feel Good - James Brown
It's Alright (Have a Good Time) - Huey Lewis/Curtis Mayfield
Jackie Wilson Said - Van Morrison
Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd/Wilson Pickett
Land of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Girl - Temptations
Night Train - James Brown
Nobody But Me - Human Beinz
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown
Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughn
R-E-S-P-E-C-T - Aretha Franklin
Rescue Me - Fontella Bass
Shotgun - Junior Walker and the All Stars
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley
Tupelo Honey - Van Morrison
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
Vehicle - Ides of March
When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge


All Night - Bruce Springsteen
Almost - Blues Brothers
Always and Forever - Heat Wave
Angel of Harlem - U2
Another Nail from Her Heart - Squeeze
Beginnings - Chicago
Bertha - Grateful Dead
Blue Sky - Allman Brothers
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Crossfire - Stevie Ray Vaughn
Cut the Cake - Average White Band
Desire - U2
Dixie Chicken - Little Feat
Domino - Van Morrison
Down on the Farm - Little Feat
Everybody's Everything - Santana
Fat Man in the Bathtub - Little Feat
Funky Stuff - Kool and the Gang
Get Up Offa That Thing - James Brown
Good Thing - Fine Young Cannibals
Happy Together - Turtles
Hollywood Swingin' - Kool and the Gang
Hot, Hot, Hot - Buster Poindexter
I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly
I Knew the Bride - Dave Edmunds/Nick Lowe
I Know a Little - Lynyard Skynard
In the Afterlife - Squirrel Nut Zippers
Jack Straw - Grateful Dead
Jersey Girl - Bruce Springsteen
Late in the Evening - Paul Simon
Let it Roll - Little Feat
Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
Make Me Smile - Chicago
Mambo #5 - Lou Bega
Maybe Someday Baby- Delbert McClinton
Messin' with the Kid - Blues Brothers
Moondance - Van Morrison
My Old School - Steely Dan
Nothin' but a Woman - Robert Cray
Oh Atlanta - Little Feat
Old Time Rock & Roll - Bob Segar
One More Saturday Night - Grateful Dead
Prove it All Night - Bruce Springsteen
Pulling Mussels from a Shell - Squeeze
R-O-C-K in the USA - John Cougar Mellencamp
Ramblin' Gamblin Man - Bob Segar
Real Man - Bonnie Raitt
Reeling in the Years - Steely Dan
Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
Roll with it - Stevie Winwood
Smooth - Santana
Something to Talk About - Bonnie Raitt
Something You Got - BB King/Koko Taylor
Standing on Shaky Ground - Delbert McClinton
Tenth Avenue Freeze Out - Bruce Springsteen
That's What I Like About You - Romantics
That's What Love Will Make You Do - Jerry Garcia
House is Rockin' - Stevie Ray Vaughn
Impression That I Get - Mighty, Mighty Bosstones
The Way You Do the Things You Do - Temptations
Tightrope - Stevie Ray Vaughn
To Love Somebody - Bee Gees
Unchain My Heart - Ray Charles/Joe Cocker
Walk this Way - Aerosmith
Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock
What is Hip - Tower of Power
What the World Needs Now - Dionne Warwick
Wild Night - Van Morrison
Willin' - Little Feat
Would I Lie to You - Eurythmics
Yackety Sax - Boots Randolph
You've Got a Friend - James Taylor
Zoot Suit Riot - Cherry Poppin' Daddies

Special Event/Seasonal

Auld Lang Syne
Frosty the Snowman
Hava Nagila
Hevenu Sholom A'Leychem
The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
White Christmas - Bing Crosby
Run, Run, Rudolph - Chuck Berry
Rockin' Around the Xmas Tree - Peggy Lee
Winter Wonderland - Bing Crosby

Slow/First Dance Songs

Anniversary Waltz
Blue Danube
Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Elton John
Closer to You - Dennis Quaid
Come Monday - Jimmy Buffett
Could I Have this Dance - Ann Murray
Crazy Love - Van Morrison
Daddy's Little Girl
Drift Away - Dobie Gray/Michael Bolton
For the First Time - Rod Stewart
Georgia - Ray Charles
Grow Old with Me - Mary Chapin Carpenter
Have I Told you Lately that I Love You - Van Morrison
I Cant' Help Falling in Love with You - Elvis Presley
I Only Have Eyes for You - Flamingos
I will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
If I Should Fall Behind - Bruce Springsteen
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
My One and Only Love Sting
People Get Ready - Rod Stewart/Jeff Beck
Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
These Arms of Mine - Otis Redding
Through the Years - Kenny Rogers
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
What a Difference a Day Makes - Dinah Washington
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton