About York Street Hustle

Each week, ten musicians arrive at a former South Philadelphia funeral home where, one by one, they unload their old tube amps and vintage gear. Once inside, the classic sounds of the 1960s are reinvigorated, re-energized and reborn. Legends, like Stevie, Aretha and the Four Tops; lesser-known artists including Donny Hathaway, Arthur Conley and Betty Everett – all are given new life. In a few short years the York Street Hustle has gone from filling tiny South Street bars to repeated sell outs of World Cafe Live. Their repertoire now spans over 80 songs including more than a decade worth of Detroit, Memphis and Chicago soul. This is not your typical Motown wedding band. With grit, sweat, and attention to detail, The York Street Hustle is the Northeast’s premier 10-piece 1960s soul tribute.

Meet The Band

Ryan Williams
Ryan Williams

Vocals

    Imani Roach
    Imani Roach

    Vocals

      Doug O'Donnell
      Doug O'Donnell

      Guitar & Vocals

        Brendan McGeehan
        Brendan McGeehan

        Bass

          Nate Gonzalez
          Nate Gonzalez

          Keyboards

            Alec Meltzer
            Alec Meltzer

            Drums

              Zachary Kuzel
              Zachary Kuzel

              Percussion

                Vince Tampio
                Vince Tampio

                Trumpet

                  Hayden Wright
                  Hayden Wright

                  Saxaphone

                    Recordings

                    Reviews

                    Upcoming Shows

                    10 Jul 2022 Philadelphia, PA Wedding Wedding
                    22 Jul 2022 Pittsburgh, PA Wedding Wedding
                    28 Jul 2022 Philadelphia, PA Gorgas Park Gorgas Park
                    11 Aug 2022 Philadelphia, PA The Oval XP The Oval XP Buy ticket - FREE!
                    03 Sep 2022 Stockton, NJ Wedding Wedding
                    17 Sep 2022 Philadelphia, PA Wedding Wedding

                    Previous Performances

                    Events
                    The Beer Runner's Ball, Philadelphia, PA
                    Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, Philadelphia, PA
                    Camden Children's Garden, Camden, NJ
                    Fairmount Fling, Philadelphia, PA
                    Girard Ave Street Fest, Philadelphia, PA
                    JDRF Gala, The Merion, Cinnaminson, NJ
                    Lansdale First Friday, Lansdale, PA
                    Penn Class of '65 Reunion, Vie, Philadelphia, PA
                    Philly Beer Week Opening Tap, 23rd St. Armory
                    Quizzo Bowl XI, Philadelphia, PA
                    River City Festival, Philadelphia, PA
                    Shadfest, Penn Treaty Park, Philadelphia, PA
                    Spruce Street Harbor Park Tribute Band Festival, Philadelphia, PA
                    Young Professionals Night, The Barnes, Philadelphia, PA
                    Bars & Clubs
                    Ardmore Music Hall, Ardmore, PA
                    Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia, PA
                    Franky Bradley's, Philadelphia, PA
                    Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA
                    Kix-McNutley's, Sea Isle City, NJ
                    Milkboy, Philadelphia, PA
                    National Mechanics, Philadelphia, PA
                    Newtown Theater, Newtown, PA
                    Puck, Doylestown, PA
                    The Olde Bar, Philadelphia, PA
                    The Ruba Club, Philadelphia, PA
                    Tritone, Philadelphia, PA
                    Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA
                    World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA
                    Yards Brewing Company, Philadelphia, PA

                    Private Events

                    Congratulations! You’re ready to hire live music for your special event. But as you browse performer after performer you realize that all of these corporate bands start to look and sound the same. What you want is an alternative.

                    Your search is over. The York Street Hustle is the Northeast’s only authentic 1960s soul and Motown band. With 10 musicians, our repertoire spans over a decade of some of the greatest music ever written including Detroit, Memphis and Chicago soul. We cover legends like the Temptations, Aretha Franklin and the Four Tops as well as lesser-known artists including Donny Hathaway, Arthur Conley and Betty Everett. The York Street Hustle performs classic soul the way it was intended: with grit, sweat and attention to detail.

                    Based in downtown Philadelphia, PA, the York Street Hustle can provide up to three hours of live music complete with professional sound, lighting and audio engineering. For weddings, we  also can provide live ceremony and cocktail hour entertainment.

                    For booking information, availability or any other general information, please use the contact form or email us directly at [email protected].

                    Testimonials

                    Repertoire

                    York Street Hustle's repertoire covers the classic hits and deep cuts, spanning one of popular music's greatest eras. The band faithfully reproduces original arrangements of more than 100 Motown and Stax favorites from the 1960s with their own reinvigorated flair.

                    The band features songs by:

                    Ike & Tina Turner • Marvin Gaye • Tammi Terrell • Gladys Knight & The Pips • The Temptations • Aretha Franklin • Freda Payne • The Four Tops • Sam Cooke • James Brown • Solomon Burke • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas • Bettye Swann • Sly & The Family Stone • Doris Troy • Betty Everett • Brenton Wood • Merry Clayton • Friends of Distinction • Booker T. & The M.G.s • Al Green • Sam & Dave • Donny Hathaway • Ray Charles • Otis Redding • Gladys Knight • Jackson Five • Stevie Wonder • Wilson Pickett • The Mar-Keys • Diana Ross & The Supremes • The Supremes • The Five Stairsteps • Mary Wells • The J.B.’s • Fontella Bass • Don Covay • The Isley Brothers • Clarence Carter • Etta James • Dusty Springfield • The Bar-Kays • Gloria Jones • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles • The Magic Tones • Nina Simone • The Marvelettes • Edwin Starr • Linda Lyndell • Percy Sledge • Maurice & Mac • Mavin Gaye & Tammi Terrell • The Impressions • and many, many more!

                    Booking Info

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                    Holiday Spectacular!

                    December 18th at World Cafe Live

                    Don't miss out on the annual holiday tradition! York Street Hustle returns to World Cafe Live for an incredible night of holiday-themed Motown and southern soul favorites! Grab your tickets before they're gone!