One of the Best Cover Bands in Chicago!” (CBS News), BRASS FROM THE PAST is the HOTTEST horn band in the Midwest. Boasting an unstoppable 6-piece horn section, tight 4-piece rhythm section, and 3 powerful singers who command the stage, this is no ordinary band!
BRASS FROM THE PAST is built with some of Chicagoland's top-tier touring and studio players…musicians who have performed with The Temptations, The O'Jays, Ray Charles, Bob Hope, Tony Bennett, Count Basie, Maynard Ferguson, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, The Four Freshman, Natalie Cole, Anne Murray, Rita Moreno, Bob Newhart, Bill Cosby, Steve Allen, Dennis De Young of Styx, Sammy Davis, Jr., Eddie King, Aura, and many other international acts.
Audiences are thrilled and overwhelmed with a wildly diverse selection of music which matches the elegance of any occasion. BFTP projects the energy of a concert-like stage performance that energizes a crowd by creating exciting dance atmosphere and filling the night with contagious fun that is sure to delight every guest!
This is the music of your most joyful memories: we bring you back to the 60s, 70s, and 80s with Motown, R&B, Funk, and Soul. We give you the playlist that no other band can touch. Whatever your musical needs maybe, from the delicate nuance of a jazz combo during cocktail hour to the high energy of an electrifying dance party, BFTP will be perfect match to any occasion. BRASS FROM THE PAST will make your wedding, corporate event, private party, or fundraiser an unforgettable event for your audience.
Please explore our website, enjoy our live performance videos, listen to live audio recordings, and read reviews of people just like you who have experienced BRASS FROM THE PAST.
“OMG the best (absolute best) music ever at any wedding I have ever been to!! Fantastic guys and gals!! Cheers to you!”
“Just saw these folks at the Palatine Village Street Fair – they ROCK !!”
-Valarie Clark Sobolewski
“Just wanted to say how awesome you guys were at our wedding. Best wedding band ever people said and I agreed. We will be checking your schedule and hopefully coming to see you guys somewhere. Also thanks for putting together agreat set list. Thanks again.”
“You're band was great at thePrairie House fundraiser tonight. One of the best bands I've seen in along time!”
-Mary Vaznonis Roseman
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
25 or 6 to 4Chicago
A Song for YouDonny Hathaway
Ain't No Mountain High EnoughMarvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Ain't NobodyChaka Khan
Ain't to Proud to BegThe Temptations
Always and ForeverHeatwave
Beyond the SeaBobby Darin
Can't Take My Eyes Off of YouFrankie Valli
Come Fly With MeFrank Sinatra
Dancing in the StreetsMartha and The Vandellas
Don't Stop Till You Get EnoughMichael Jackson
Don't' Get Around Much AnymoreDuke Ellington
Fly Me to the MoonFrank Sinatra
Funky NassauBlues Brothers
Get Down TonightKC & the Sunshine Band
Hip to Be SquareHuey Lewis and the News
Hold On I'm Comin'Sam and Dave
I Feel GoodJames Brown
I Who Have NothingTom Jones / Shirley Bassey
In the Midnight HourWilson Pickett
It's Not UnusualTom Jones
Knock On WoodEddie Floyd
Lady is a TrampFrank Sinatra
Let's GrooveEarth Wind and Fire
Let's Stay TogetherAl Green
Route 66Chuck Berry / Nat King Cole
Make Me SmileChicago
Maybe I'm AmazedPaul McCartney
Me & Mrs. JonesBilly Paul
Mustang SallyWilson Pickett
Natural WomanCarole King
Never Been to SpainElvis Presley
New York State of MindBilly Joel
Papa's Got a Brand New BagJames Brown
Play That Funky MusicWild Cherry
Rock SteadyBad Company
Shake Your BootyKC & the Sunshine Band
Shake Your TailfeatherBlues Brothers / Ray Charles
Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Tower of Power, Blues Brothers, Tom Jones, Sinatra, Michael Buble, Louis Prima, Dean Martin, Steely Dan, Dusty Springfield, Van Morrison, Joe Cocker... and the list goes on.
in Chicago, IL
"Wonderful and enthusiastic. They really engaged the crowd and the vocals were AMAZING!"
- Julie R.
in Alsip, IL
"I will admit that I was not really sure what to expect with a band this big but all my dreams came true. I had an audience ages 2-92 and a good time was had by all. Lots of dancing was going on too. I have not seen a group of talented musicians like this in forever! Truly magnificant. Brass from the Past had four different singers which made the show surprising and so exciting! I would definitely hire this group again. "
- Denise M.
in Rockford, IL
"After hearing Brass from the Past on Gigmasters, I was sold. When they arrived at our event they were nothing short of proffessional and their vocals were second to none. VERY GOOD band. The horn section was great! Very impressed with "think" by Aretha and tunes from Chicago and Stevie Wonder. Just a great any event band!!! I would highly recomend."
- TIM H.
Birthday Party (Adults)
in Hawthorn Woods, IL
"I would recommend to my friends, family and anyone looking for fantastic entertainment and talent to book this band for their next event. I'm still getting calls from everyone about how much they enjoyed the party and the band. Thank you gig masters."
In addition to Palatine, Brass From The Past will also travel to Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Schaumburg, Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Barrington, Carol Stream, Des Plaines, Lake Zurich, Lincolnshire, Long Grove, Deerfield, Itasca, Northbrook, Roselle, Bensenville
and many other locations in and around the Palatine area.
Brass From The Past
was rated an average of 5.0 stars out of
4 GigMasters clients.
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