The Brew City Big Band is a 22-piece big band that performs the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and other big band leaders.  We play Swing, Latin, Polka, Jazz, and Waltz music.  The Brew City Big Band recreates the fabulous sounds of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.

 

These talented individuals came from all walks of life, but have one goal in mind...to bring back the big band sound for all to enjoy.  After hearing just one song, you will know that the spirit of the Big Band Era is alive and thriving.  Close your eyes and imagine traveling back to a time that featured lush hamonies and dynamic music.

 

Our high-powered brass section, rhythmic woodwind section, and in-the-pocket rhythm section flow seemlessly together with our nationally renowned vocalists. Combine this with special effects lighting and a full audio system, and experience the best big band entertainment that Milwaukee has to offer.

 

Known locally as "Top Shelf," the Brew City Big Band breaks down into this '50s - '80s cover band.  We play Rock, Funk, R&B, Pop, Disco, Jump Swing, and Salsa.  Expect this group to be high-energy, fun, and exciting.

 

 

The Brew City Big Band has entertained crowds of music fans at the Wisconsin State Fair, the Italian Community Center, the Bavarian Inn, the Rock County Fair, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Miller Park, Shorewood Music Series, Ayre in the Square, Burlington B-Town Summer Sounds Music Series, Wisconsin National Air Guard,Germanfest's Battle of the Bands, Milwaukee Zoo Ala Cart, Kohler Arts Center, Washington Park Music Series, the Golden Mast Restaurant, Calhoun Station, the Mitchell Park Domes, and the Immanuel Lutheran Church Family Fun Fest.

 Be sure to check out our calendar for upcoming concerts!

 

 

The Brew City Big Band has one of the largest musical libraries around!  Check out our song list.  If there is something you'd like to hear but don't see, send us a request through our contact page.

 

  

 

Brew City Big Band Song List, Current as of 8/1/15
AROUND THE WORLD MATT MONROE
'TILL THERE WAS YOU SHIRLEY JONES
FLY ME TO THE MOON FRANK SINATRA
ARMED FORCES MEDLEY GLENN MILLER
YOU'RE NOBODY TILL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU DEAN MARTIN
BEI MIR BIST DU SCHOEN BENNY GOODMAN
COME FLY WITH ME FRANK SINATRA
FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS NAT KING COLE
NON DEMENTICAR NAT KING COLE
MAMBO ITALIANO ROSEMARY CLOONEY
AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL SAMUEL A. WARD
HAVA NAGILA HEBREW FOLK SONG
WITCHCRAFT FRANK SINATRA
I'M GETTING SENTIMENTAL OVER YOU TOMMY DORSEY
THE MORE I SEE YOU HARRY WARREN
LEAP FROG LES BROWN
AMERICAN PATROL GLENN MILLER
FEELING GOOD MICHAEL BUBLE
QUANDO, QUANDO, QUANDO MICHAEL BUBLE
MOONLIGHT SERENADE GLENN MILLER
A STRING OF PEARLS GLENN MILLER
SATIN DOLL COUNT BASIE
JUST FRIENDS RED MCKENZIE
PENNSYLVANIA 6-5000 GLENN MILLER
IS YOU IS OR IS YOU AIN'T MY BABY LOUIS JORDAN
HOW ABOUT YOU JUDY GARLAND/MICKEY ROONEY
STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT NAT KING COLE
ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE BILLIE HOLIDAY
BLUE SKIES IRVING BERLIN
SWEET LORRAINE RUDY VALLEE
SUMMER WIND FRANK SINATRA
KING OF SWING BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
EAGER BEAVER STAN KENTON
CUTE COUNT BASIE
CORAZON DE MELON PEREZ PRADO
OH YEAH BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
CHERRY PINK AND APPLE BLOSSOM WHITE PEREZ PRADO
A NIGHTINGALE SANG IN BERKELEY SQUARE GLENN MILLER
BEER BARREL POLKA FRANKIE YANKOVIC
WHERE OR WHEN ROGERS AND HART
720 IN THE BOOKS JAN SAVITT
MINNIE THE MOOCHER CAB CALLOWAY
CONTESSA LENNIE NIEHAUS
EMBRACEABLE YOU GINGER ROGERS
PERHAPS PERHAPS PERHAPS DORIS DAY
YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG FRANK SINATRA
LIECHTENSTEINER POLKA WILL GLAHE
RELAX MAX DINAH WASHINGTON
SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME MICHAEL BUBLE
WHEN I FALL IN LOVE DORIS DAY
SATURDAY NIGHT FRANK SINATRA
IT HAD BETTER BE TONIGHT MICHAEL BUBLE
IN THE MOOD GLENN MILLER
TUXEDO JUNCTION GLENN MILLER
LITTLE BROWN JUG GLENN MILLER
PATRICIA PEREZ PRADO
SWAY ROSEMARY CLOONEY
I WON'T DANCE MICHAEL BUBLE/JANE MONHEIT
TOO DARN HOT ELLA FITZGERALD
MOONDANCE VAN MORRISON
CLEMENTINE BOBBY DARIN
TEACH ME TONIGHT FRANK SINATRA
MEAN TO ME BILLIE HOLIDAY
TIME ON MY HANDS ARTIE SHAW
TOPSY COUNT BASIE
NEW YORK, NEW YORK FRANK SINATRA
BEGIN THE BEGUINE ARTIE SHAW
ALL OF ME ELLA FITZGERALD
FEVER PEGGY LEE
I CAN'T GET STARTED BUNNY BERIGAN
SPANISH EYES ENGELBERT HUMPERDINK
YOU AND ME AND THE BOTTLE MAKES THREE BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
MACK THE KNIFE BOBBY DARIN
SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY LES BROWN
BLACK COFFEE JULIE LONDON
WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD LOUIS ARMSTRONG
BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY THE ANDREW SISTERS
BEYOND THE SEA BOBBY DARIN
IT HAPPENED IN MONTEREY FRANK SINATRA
HOT TODDY TED HEATH
AIN'T THAT A KICK IN THE HEAD DEAN MARTIN
STARDUST TED HEATH
YOU'RE NOBODY TILL SOMEBODY LOVES YOU DEAN MARTIN

 

 

THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC SAMMY DAVIS JR.
MY WAY FRANK SINATRA
O SOLO MIO TONY BENNETT
NIGHT AND DAY FRANK SINATRA
WHATEVER LOLA WANTS CARMEN MACRAE
CHARLESTON MACK AND JOHNSON
I WISH YOU LOVE CHARLES TRENET
LOVE IS HERE TO STAY FRANK SINATRA
SING SING SING BENNY GOODMAN
THE STRIPPER DAVID ROSE
DO NOTHING 'TILL YOU HEAR FROM ME DUKE ELLINGTON
DON'T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE DUKE ELLINGTON
I'LL BE SEEING YOU GLENN MILLER
SAM'S SONG SAMMY DAVIS JR. AND DEAN MARTIN
PINK PANTHER HENRY MANCINI
COME ON-A MY HOUSE ROSEMARY CLOONEY
A FINE ROMANCE MARYLIN MONROE
TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT SAMMY DAVIS JR.
DEEDLE'S BLUES DIANE SCHUUR
CAUGHT A TOUCH OF YOUR LOVE DIANE SCHUUR
BOTCH-A-ME ROSEMARY CLOONEY
MANGOS ROSEMARY CLOONEY
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES BOB HOPE
GOD BLESS AMERICA KATE SMITH
I'M A BRASS BAND SAMMY DAVIS JR.
HARD HEARTED HANNAH JULIE LONDON
BIG TIME LINDA EDER
MY HEART BELONGS TO DADDY JULIE LONDON
A LOT OF LIVIN' TO DO SAMMY DAVIS JR.
THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT FRANK SINATRA
ROUTE 66 NAT KING COLE
FACINATION WALTZ FERMO DANTE MARCHETTI
AFTER YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT MARYLIN MONROE
EVERYDAY I HAVE THE BLUES JOE WILLIAMS AND COUNT BASSIE
MOONGLOW JACKIE GLEASON
EL CUMBANCHERO DESI ARNAZ
I'VE NEVER BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE STAN KENTON
SHANGRI-LA MATT MAINECK
ON THE  ATCHISON, TOPEKA JOHNNY MERCER
THREE COINS IN A FOUNTAIN SAMMIE CAHN
BEST IS YET TO COME FRANK SINATRA
WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR HARRY JAMES
BLUE TANGO LEROY ANDERSON
STRALSUND SAMBA GUNTER NORIS
ALL ABOUT THAT BASS MEGHAN TRAINOR
MAMBO SWING BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
WHY DON'T YOU DO RIGHT PEGGY LEE AND BENNY GOODMAN
A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON JIMMY DORSEY
LA VIE EN ROSE EDETH PIAF LOUIS ARMSTRONG
DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL EL MARTINO
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE JAMES BOND MEDLEY
OVER THE RAINBOW JUDY GARLAND
WHEN YOU'RE DRINKING DEAN MARTIN
PLEASE DON'T TALK ABOUT ME DEAN MARTIN
MOON RIVER  ANDY WILLIAMS

 

 

 

Top Shelf Song List, Current as of 8/1/15
TEQUILA THE CHAMPS
KNOCK ON WOOD EDDIE FLOYD
RESCUE ME FONTELLA BASS
CHAIN OF FOOLS ARETHA FRANKLIN
SON OF A PREACHER MAN DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
RESPECT ARETHA FRANKLIN
I WILL SURVIVE GLORIA GAYNOR
25 OR 6 TO 4 CHICAGO
SPLISH SPLASH BOBBY DARIN
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK BILL HALEY AND THE COMETS
BAREFOOTIN' ROBERT PARKER
WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN'/GREAT BALLS OF FIRE JERRY LEE LEWIS
NOBODY BUT ME LOU RAWLS
SWEET HOME CHICAGO THE BLUES BROTHERS
VEHICLE THE IDES OF MARCH
WIPE OUT THE SURFARIS
AT LAST ETTA JAMES
CRAZY PATSY CLINE
JUMP, JIVE, AND WAIL LOUIS PRIMA
CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE ELVIS PRESLEY
MAMBO SWING BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
HOT STUFF DONNA SUMMER
DON'T BE CRUEL ELVIS PRESLEY
YMCA THE VILLAGE PEOP.LE
LAST DANCE DONNA SUMMER
BRICK HOUSE THE COMMODORES
RETURN TO SENDER ELVIS PRESLEY
SHAKE, RATTLE, AND ROLL BILL HALEY AND THE COMETS
TEDDY BEAR ELVIS PRESLEY
IT'S NOW OR NEVER ELVIS PRESLEY
BLUE CHRISTMAS ELVIS PRESLEY
HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS LOU RAWLS
LIVING ON A PRAYER BON JOVI
YOU AND ME AND THE BOTTLE MAKES THREE BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
DISCO INFERNO THE TRAMMPS
SUPERSTITION STEVIE WONDER
TAKIN' CARE OF BUSINESS BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE
IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR WILSON PICKET
I FEEL GOOD JAMES BROWN
DOMINO VAN MORRISON
BLACK MAGIC WOMAN SANTANA
BROWN EYED GIRL VAN MORRISON
MUSTANG SALLY WILSON PICKET
ADDICTED TO LOVE ROBET PALMER
MY SHARONA THE KNACK
BILLIE JEAN MICHAEL JACKSON
WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO THE SUPREMES
BABY LOVE THE SUPREMES
YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE THE SUPREMES
STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE THE SUPREMES
IT'S IN HIS KISS THE SHIRELLES
QUANDO, QUANDO, QUANDO MICHAEL BUBLE
DANCING QUEEN ABBA
LAND OF 1000 DAMCES WISLON PICKET
CALL ME BLONDIE
BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE TASTE OF HONEY
LOVE SHACK THE B-52'S
TENNESSEE WALTZ PATSY CLINE
HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT PAT BENETAR
GET INTO THE GROOVE MADONNA
SWEET CAROLINE NEIL DIAMOND
SHOUT ISLEY BROTHERS
TELL MAMA ETTA JAMES
RUN AROUND SUE DION AND THE BELLMONTS
SMOOTH OPERATOR SADE
MATERIAL GIRL MADONNA
STAND BY YOUR MAN PATSY CLINE
OLD TYME ROCK 'N ROLL BOB SEGER
DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' JOURNEY
SPOOKY DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
LADIES NIGHT KOOL AND THE GANG
GET DOWN ON IT KOOL AND THE GANG
MICKEY TONI BASIL
CRACKLIN' ROSIE NEIL DIAMOND
ISN'T SHE LOVELY STEVIE WONDER
JUST THE WAY YOU ARE BILLY JOEL
KING OF THE ROAD ROGER MILLER
FIESTA THE  POGUES
UPTOWN FUNK BRUNO MARS
I WANT YOU TO WANT ME CHEAP TRICK
SPANISH BOMBS THE CLASH
RUDIE CAN'T FAIL THE CLASH
IT'S NOT UNUSUAL TOM JONES
SUPERMAN GOLDFINGER
STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU STEELER'S WHEEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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