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 WXPN’s 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

Allison Polans
Allison Polans

Vocals

    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

                      No upcoming shows scheduled

                      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

                      Weddings & Events

                      Congratulations! You’re ready to hire live music for one of the most important days of your life. But as you browse performer after performer you realize that all of these wedding 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. We can also perform 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.
                      A Fool In Love – Ike & Tina Turner
                      Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
                      Ain’t No Sun Since You’ve Been Gone – Gladys Knight & The Pips
                      Ain’t That Peculiar – Marvin Gaye
                      Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – The Temptations
                      All Beak – York Street Hustle
                      Baby I Love You – Aretha Franklin
                      Band of Gold – Freda Payne
                      Bernadette – The Four Tops
                      Bring It On Home To Me – Sam Cooke
                      Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin
                      Cloud Nine – The Temptations
                      Cold Sweat – James Brown
                      Cruelty – York Street Hustle
                      Cry to Me – Solomon Burke
                      Dancing in the Street – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
                      Do Right Woman – Aretha Franklin
                      Don’t Take My Mind – Bettye Swann
                      Everyday People – Sly & The Family Stone
                      Get Back – Doris Troy
                      Getting Mighty Crowded – Betty Everett
                      Gimme A Little Sign – Brenton Wood
                      Gimme Shelter – Merry Clayton
                      Grazing In the Grass – Friends of Distinction
                      Green Onions – Booker T. & The M.G.s
                      Heat Wave – Martha & The Vandellas
                      Here I Am Baby (Come and Take Me) – Al Green
                      Hold On, I’m Comin’ – Sam & Dave
                      Hot Fun in the Summertime – Sly & The Family Stone
                      The House That Jack Built – Aretha Franklin
                      I Believe to My Soul – Donny Hathaway
                      I Can’t Get Next to You – The Temptations
                      I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – The Four Tops
                      I Don’t Need No Doctor – Ray Charles
                      I Got the Will – Otis Redding
                      I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Gladys Knight
                      I Never Loved A Man the Way I Love You – Aretha Franklin
                      I Want You Back – Jackson Five
                      I Was Made to Love Her – Stevie Wonder
                      I’m In Love – Wilson Pickett
                      (I Know) I’m Losing You – The Temptations
                      If I Could Build my World Around You – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
                      Land of 1,000 Dances – Wilson Pickett
                      Last Night – The Mar-Keys
                      Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
                      Love Child – Diana Ross & The Supremes
                      Love is Like an Itching in My Heart – The Supremes
                      My Girl – Otis Redding
                      Niki Hoeky – Aretha Franklin
                      Nowhere to Run – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
                      O-o-h Child – The Five Stairsteps
                      The One Who Really Loves You – Mary Wells
                      Pass the Peas – The J.B.’s
                      Philly Dog – The Mar-Keys
                      Reach Out (I’ll Be There) – The Four Tops
                      Reflections – Diana Ross & The Supremes
                      Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
                      River Deep - Mountain High – Ike & Tina Turner
                      See Saw – Don Covay
                      Shake Me, Wake Me (When It’s Over) – The Four Tops
                      Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss) – Betty Everett
                      Shout – The Isley Brothers
                      Sing A Simple Song – Sly & The Family Stone
                      Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
                      Slip Away – Clarence Carter
                      Something’s Got a Hold on Me – Etta James
                      Son of a Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
                      Soul Finger – The Bar-Kays
                      Stand By Me – Otis Redding
                      Tainted Love – Gloria Jones
                      The Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
                      Tell Mama – Etta James
                      There Is Nothing Better Than Love – The Magic Tones
                      Think – Aretha Franklin
                      Tired of Being Alone – Al Green
                      To Love Somebody – Nina Simone
                      Too Many Fish in the Sea – The Marvelettes
                      Try a Little Tenderness – Otis Redding
                      Try Me – James Brown
                      Twenty-Five Miles – Edwin Starr
                      We Can Work It Out – Stevie Wonder
                      What a Man – Linda Lyndell
                      When A Man Loves A Woman – Percy Sledge
                      Who’s Lovin’ You – Jackson Five
                      Whole Lotta Shakin’ In My Heart (Since I Met You) – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
                      You Keep Me Hangin’ On – The Supremes
                      You Keep Running Away – The Four Tops
                      You Left the Water Running – Maurice & Mac
                      You’re All I Need to Get By – Mavin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
                      You’re No Good – Betty Everett
                      You’ve Been Cheating – The Impressions
                      You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

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