"Straight Ahead, the band" rocks and swings Jazz, Sinatra, Motown, 40's, 50's to the 80's and more. CLICK TO ENTER

Bandleader Donna Harris has sung with artists and musical acts such as
Garth Brooks, Journey, Enya, Idina Menzel, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, The Shangri-Las, The Hollies, Orleans, Badfinger, The Little River Band, Shannon ("Let the Music Play"), Maxine Nightingale ("Right Back Where We Started From"), on Late Night with David Letterman, The Grammy Awards and more.

Bandleader John Bauers is an Emmy-Award winning composer who has played for
Keith Richards, Lauryn Hill and many more.

New York-Based Dance and Party Band
Performed on Network TV & Broadway
Played with Major Recording Artists & Musical Acts
Played The Waldorf, Four Seasons NY (15+ years), Nightclubs, Concerts
Played for Dignitaries, Celebrities, Family Gatherings, Fundraisers, Birthday Parties, Weddings,
Private & Corporate Events

This band knows how to suit the occasion and play a crowd with:
Classic Rock, Motown, 60s
(Neo)Soul & Funk
The 80s
Sinatra & Swing
70s & Disco
Yacht Rock
The Gatsby Era
New Orleans Jazz
Top 40 and Contemporary

“Their music surpassed mine and everyone's dreams! Having a NYC band in upstate New York, the Finger Lakes, or anywhere- this is the one!! And will be one of the best memories of my wedding including their flexibility in working with our unique needs and personal attention to us!! Loved looking up at them on stage and having them in our party.
Thanks John, Donna and band!" -Tracy Dedes -BRIDE, NYC

"You guys were great!!... Thank you so much for completing our day. Fondly, Joanne (Mizvesky)"
-HOST, Long Island, NY

Donna Harris and John Bauers bring an uncommon commitment to their clientele. Professional, flexible, and supportive, their skills put planner, client and guest completely at ease while the band’s
sense of fun works a contagious effect on the crowd.