Brass From the Past

 “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 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.

What You Can Expect to Hear:

  • Hold On I’m Comin (Sam & Dave )
  • Knock On Wood – Eddie Floyd
  • Who’s Making love – Johnny Taylor
  • Dance to the Music – Sly & the Family Stone
  • Love Train – O’Jays
  • Higher & Higher – Jackie Wilson  
  • My Girl – Temptations
  • Dancing in the street – Funk Brothers
  • Ain’t No Mountain – Marvin Gaye Tammi Tyrell
  • Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin
  • Another Star – Stevie Wonder
  • I Wish – Stevie Wonder
  • Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  • Lady Marmalade – Patti Labelle
  • Four Tops – Temptations Medley
  • I Feel Good – James Brown
  • Higher Ground – Stevie Wonder
  • Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
  • When A Man Loves a Woman – Percy sledge
  • Sledge Hammer – Peter Gabriel
  • Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan 
  • Standing on Shaky ground – Delbert McClinton
  • Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney
  • Sing A Song – Earth Wind & Fire
  • That’s The Way of the World – Earth Wind & Fire
  • Don’t Change Horses – Tower off Power
  • Chicago Medley – Chicago
  • Vehicle – Ides of March 
  • You Make Me so Very Happy – BS&T
  • One Fine Morning – LightHouse
  • When Something is Wrong with My Baby – Aaron Neville/Linda RonstadT
  • Only So Much Oil – Tower of Power
  • Roll With it – Steve Winwood
  • Masquerade – George Benson

Songs from the group Chicago that can be added:

  • Beginnings
  • I’m a Man
  • Just You and Me
  • Saturday in the Park
  • Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is
  • 25 or 6 to 4
  • Make Me Smile
  • Call on Me
  • Color My World
  • Question 67-68


“Over the years I’ve seen quite a few YouTube videos of bands playing my charts. This one is one of the best I’ve seen. Thanks for sending it.” – Dave Eskridge, Arranger – Tower of Power, commenting on BFTP’s video “I Wish”

“OMG the best (absolute best) music ever at any wedding I have ever been to!! Fantastic guys and gals!! Cheers to you!”
-Catherine Seigler

“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.”
-Eric Krohn

“Your band was great at the Prairie House fundraiser tonight. One of the best bands I’ve seen in along time!”
-Mary Vaznonis Roseman