Brew City Big Band Entertainment

Performing In and Around Wisconsin and IL - Chicago Area


The Brew City Big Band is a 22 piece big band which includes 18 instrumentalists and 4 vocalists. The band performs the Swing, Latin, and Ballads of the 30's-60's as well as some newer Swing as done by Michael Buble and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Our  horn cover band "Top Shelf" performs the Rock, Pop, Disco, R&B, & Funk of the 50's-80's and a few newer charts. The band consists of 8 horns, 5 rhythm, and 5 vocalists.

Our 5 tp 6 piece jazz combo plays the straight ahead jazz standards.

 

These talented individuals came from all walks of life, but have one goal in mind...to bring back the big band sound for all to enjoy.  After hearing just one song, you will know that the spirit of the Big Band Era is alive and thriving.  Close your eyes and imagine traveling back to a time that featured lush hamonies and dynamic music.

 

Our high-powered brass section, rhythmic woodwind section, and in-the-pocket rhythm section flow seemlessly together with our nationally renowned vocalists. Combine this with special effects lighting and a full audio system, and experience the best big band entertainment that Milwaukee has to offer.

 

Known locally as "Top Shelf," the Brew City Big Band breaks down into this '50s - '80s cover band.  We play Rock, Funk, R&B, Pop, Disco, Jump Swing, and Salsa.  Expect this group to be high-energy, fun, and exciting.


The Brew City Big Band offers an all inclusive wedding package to make your day an unforgettable event.
This package includes the following:

A brass quintet for the ceremony

A jazz combo for your cocktail hour and dinner

An evening of music from both our big band and rock band

We offer one-of-a-kind music for your once-in-a-lifetime day. 

You already have enough to worry about.  Let us take care of your music for the entire day.  With our worry free package, you are assured a night you will never forget.


 See what others have said about us!

This is one of the best Big Band bands I have ever heard live.  I would 100% recommend this band for any classy and chic event.  All of the musicians were in fine form and played excellently. All the vocals of the performers were an absolute delight.  Everyone at the wedding adored this band and were all ecstatic about their performance.  All the compliments we received at our wedding were for the Brew City Big Band.  It was spectacular!  This band made our event not only a memorable one, but an elegant and stylish one.  We can't wait to book this band again for another event!

T. Hocken, Elm Grove, WI
I absolutely loved your performance, thank you all again for playing at our wedding and making it a perfect evening.  I honestly do not think that our wedding would have been as wonderful as it was with out the music of Glenn Miller, and Tommy Dorsey played by you all.  Sincerely, Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

When we began to plan our wedding reception I had one non-negotiable facet, and that was the live swing band. My wife and I met through a community of young Catholics in Madison who routinely swing dance together. Booking Brew City felt like a bit of a gamble, it is so hard to get a feel for a band’s sound and style from a youtube video. I can say
with complete sincerity that we were thrilled with Brew City from beginning to end. We cannot say enough about the professionalism and talent of this group. Brew City helped turn our reception into a classy hootenanny of legendary proportions.

Booking/Planning: Scott Schrank the band director stayed in constant contact about details on the wedding, ran multiple quotes, and gave us several opportunities to add songs to the setlist, and they even agreed to let one of our friends use their sound equipment to play our first dance song on acoustic guitar.

Setup: Very professional and efficient. Don’t be scared when they show up in t-shirts initially, the tuxedos come out when the show begins.

Performance: Outstanding, we have danced to live swing bands before and Brew City was absolutely on par with the other (much more expensive) groups. We loved the diversity of the vocalists who were also very personable, while they were not performing they meandered about the hall, introduced themselves to us (the bride and groom) and had great
conversation with the guests as well as confirming that the sound was good throughout the hall. This was one of my biggest concerns, that the band would be too loud for our venue. Brew City did a fantastic job of tailoring their sound to the venue and the crowd.

We received no less than two dozen compliments from our guests, from teenagers to my 80 year old grandparents, on the band. It was the highlight of the reception. And did we ever dance, young and old, including many of our friends who did not know how to swing. They did a great job mixing in slow songs and big band tunes that are easy enough to
just groove along with


720 in the Books
Orange Colored Sky
Alot of Living to Do
In the Mood
Mambo Italiano
Night and Day - Brew City Rat Pack
Don't Stop Believing
Old Time Rock and Roll
Brown Eyed Girl
You and Me and the Bottle Makes Three
A Fine Romance
Mack the Knife