There are many ways to approach the music of Steely Dan. Music which means so much to those of us who appreciate a tightly crafted groove, a memorable tune, an intriguing chord progression and often a twisted story line. Bearing in mind the sheer quality of the musicians who played on the original recordings, the scope of the task can seem daunting. For that reason, you might reasonably expect a Steely Dan tribute band to have a somewhat serious manner…..
But not Stanley Dee! We love the music of Becker and Fagen, and it makes us happy. Audiences can tell from the way some of us bounce around on stage, and the way we all have large smiles plastered on our faces most of the time. This music is FUN!
Which is not to say that we treat the music lightly. This stuff is hard to do well, and we pride ourselves on recreating the authentic sounds, down to the details of the amazing solos and the intricate vocal harmonies. We’re all huge fans of the music itself, and we know what our audiences want to hear. We’ve been at this since 2009, and have racked up loads of gigs, starting in our home area of South Herts, but also (increasingly) going much further afield. If you’ve seen us, you’ll know what we’re about, and if you haven’t… it’s about time you checked us out.
Authentic sounds played with skill and enthusiasm. If you like Steely Dan, you will love Stanley Dee!