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

      Stephanie Cole
      Stephanie Cole

      Vocals

        Doug O'Donnell
        Doug O'Donnell

        Guitar & Vocals

          Steve Binnig
          Steve Binnig

          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

                      20 Jun 2024 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live - Summer Soulstice! World Cafe Live - Summer Soulstice! More info & tickets - $25
                      23 Jul 2024 Marcus Hook, PA Market Square Memorial Park Market Square Memorial Park
                      22 Aug 2024 Philadelphia, PA Gorgas Park Gorgas Park
                      20 Sep 2024 Wayne, PA 118 North 118 North More info & tickets - $15

                      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 info@yorkstreethustle.com.

                      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!

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