STEELY DANE – THE ULTIMATE STEELY DAN TRIBUTE
14 of Dane County’s finest musicians unite to perform the Steely Dan and Donald Fagen songbook.
The songs of Steely Dan form the soundtrack for so many of our lives. The band, more than any other, brought together Jazz, Rock, and R&B sensibilities to form a whole new kind of pop music. These are the songs that we associate with the warm summer of 1978, our first kiss, and those ski trips out to Colorado.
“THE LARGE ENSEMBLE FILLS THE HALL WITH SOUL AND SMARTS. IT’S A BIG BAND WITH A BIG SOUND, AND IT’S DAMN NEAR PERFECT.”
– John Roach, Madison Magazine
Winner of multiple awards for best tribute band, Steely Dane is dedicated to not only faithfully reproducing the Steely Dan and Donald Fagen songbook, but to bringing an energetic live-show experience to the crowd. Fourteen of Dane County’s best jazz and rock musicians have banded together around their passion for Steely Dan music, playing in the same configuration as the Steely Dan touring band including a four piece horn section and three background singers. Shows consist of hits and deep cuts and sometimes even complete albums and are sure to have you out of your seats singing along.
(Group photos on this page by Dan Kazinski)
“Steely Dane played nearly-perfect renditions of the band’s tunes at the Barrymore Theatre”
MAKE TONIGHT A WONDERFUL THING
From “Deacon Blues” to “My Old School” Steely Dane brings you the hits and deep cuts.
Steely Dane is:
- Dave Adler – Musical Director, Keyboards, Vocals
- Dave Stoler – Musical Director, Keyboards
- Joey B. Banks – Drums
- James “Pie” Cowan – Percussion
- Jim Doherty – Trumpet
- Al Falaschi – Tenor Sax, Vocals
- Nick Bartell – Alto Sax
- Courtney Larsen – Trombone, Vocals
- Phil Lyons – Bass
- Alison Margaret – Backing Vocals
- Jay Moran – Guitar, Vocals
- Megan Moran – Backing Vocals
- Thomas Mattioli – Mallets
- Dennis Shepherd – Guitar, Vocals
Between them they have dozens of albums, national and world tours, film and TV syncs, and even a few Grammy nominations.
Here’s a few samples
How about a deep cut?