Performance Options

When going to see Steve Balesteri you can expect many things, but one thing that never changes is his signature sound!  Steve brings his voice and feel not only to his own music, but he is also well versed in a huge repertoire of cover songs perfect for a wide range of events.  

Performance options range from a solo act all the way up to an eight piece band (or larger!) with a song list that combines the best of modern music with the classics you know and love.  Musical styles mainly include Pop, Soul/R&B, Funk, Rock and Jazz.
 

Full Band Show
The full band called, Steve Balesteri and the Uptown Sound, is a group that features some of Western New York's top musicians teaming up to create an incredible live show.  The group also features an in-band DJ, providing the perfect mix of live and recorded music at their shows.  Not only does this allow them to have a virtually unlimited song-list, but it also allows them to keep the party going even when the band is taking a break!  They are able to seamlessly transition between the band and the DJ to create a non-stop party atmosphere!  

Primarily an eight piece, the group consists Steve Balesteri on Lead Vocals and Guitar as well as a Bassist, Drummer, Keyboardist, Percussionist, 2 Horns and a Female Vocalist.  The group can perform as small as a trio and even has the ability to expand to a larger ensemble complete with more horns, guitars and even strings!

Whether it is a cocktail hour at a premier event performing jazz standards or a full out dance party performing the latest dance hits straight off the Billboard Charts, The Uptown Sound featuring Steve Balesteri is the perfect choice for any event. 

Acoustic Show
Performing as an acoustic solo act, duo or trio, Steve is able to give audiences a wide range of music from Pop to R&B, to Rock, Country and even Jazz.  Utilizing looping and vocal processing technologies, even a solo performance is filled with layers of percussion, bass, guitars and vocal harmonies!  When combined with other multi-instrumentalists and vocalists, the result is a surprisingly full, dynamic sound from so few people.  These options are the perfect choice for a wide range of events where space or budgets might not allow for the full band including cocktail hours, wedding ceremonies, restaurants, lounges, private parties and more!  

When performing in this setup, Steve is able to tailor both the songs and the sound to fit the vibe of wherever he is playing, from intimate gatherings to full out dance parties and can seamlessly transition from one to the other without missing a beat, all while keeping his signature sound!
Standards Show
Versed in the classics with songs from artists like Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and modern day crooner Michael Buble, Steve utilizes backing tracks to perform for a wide range of events.  This is the perfect option for venues where space is a concern but you still want that big band sound!

Steve is also able to perform many Italian and Spanish favorites as well as classical pieces; perfect for Themed Parties, Wedding Ceremonies and special events! 

Steve Balesteri and the Uptown Seven Song List

CONTEMPORARY HITS

24K Magic - Bruno Mars
All About that Bass - Meghan Trainor
All of Me - John Legend
Attention - Charlie Puth 
Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke
Cake By the Ocean -DNCE 
Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Cheerleader - Omi
Crazy - Gnarles Barkley
Daughters - John Mayer 
Despacito - Luis Fonsi ft Justin Bieber 
DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love - Usher 
Don't - Ed Sheeran
Everything - Michael Buble
Finesse - Bruno Mars 
Forget You - Cee Lo Green 
Get Lucky - Daft Punk 
Happy - Pharrell
Havana - Camila Cabello 
Haven't Met You Yet - Michael Buble 
Hey, Soul Sister - Train 
Hold On, We're Going Home - Drake 
Home - Michael Buble
Hotline Bling - Drake
I Don't Like It, I Love It - Flo Rida
I Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5
I'm Not the Only One - Sam Smith 
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz 
Jealous - Nick Jonas 
Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars 
Latch - Sam Smith ft. Disclosure 
Little Lion Man - Mumford and Sons 
Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Love Me Now - John Legend
Love on the Brain - Rihanna
Love on Top - Beyonce  
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 
Not a Bad Thing - Justin Timberlake
Perfect - Ed Sheeran 
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Rude - Magic!
Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur  
Sexyback - Justin Timberlake 
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Shut up and Dance - Walk the Moon 
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Sugar - Maroon 5
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5 
Suit and Tie - Justin Timberlake 
Talk Dirty to Me - Jason Derulo
That's What I Like - Bruno Mars 
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Treasure - Bruno Mars
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars 
Viva La Vida - Coldplay 
Wake Me Up -Avicii 
Want to Want Me - Jason Derulo
What Do You Mean - Justin Bieber

CLASSICS

Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
All Night Long - Lionel Richie
Bad Girls - Donna Summer
Beginnings - Chicago 
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson 
Blame It On the Boogie - The Jacksons
Brick House - Commodores 
Can't Take My Eyes Off of You - Lauryn Hill 
Crazy Love - Van Morrison
December 1963 - Frankie Valli 
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder 
Give It To Me - Rick James 
How Sweet It Is - James Taylor 
I Heard it Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye 
I'll Be Around - The Spinners 
I Want You Back - Jackson 5 
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor 
If You Want Me to Stay - Sly & the Family Stone 
Into the Mystic - Van Morrison 
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder 
Just the Two of Us - Bill Withers
Ladies Night - Kool and the Gang 
Let's Get it On - Marvin Gaye 
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
P.Y.T. - Michael Jackson 
Rock With You - Michael Jackson 
September - Earth, Wind and Fire 
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder 
Spooky - Classics IV 
Stand By Me - Ben E. King 
Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees 
Superstition - Stevie Wonder 
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
Turn the Beat Around - Vicki Sue Robinson 
Use Me Up - Bill Withers 
What's Going On? - Marvin Gaye 

COUNTRY

Body Like a Backroad - Sam Hunt
Chicken Fried - Zac Brown
Die a Happy Man - Thomas Rhett
Knee Deep - Zac Brown 
My Wish - Rascal Flatts
Take Your Time - Sam Hunt
Talladega - Eric Church
Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
Wanna Be that Song - Brett Eldredge
Whatever It Is - Zac Brown

PARTY FAVORITES/THROWBACKS

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison 
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dancing in the Moonlight - King Harvest 
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Fast Car - Tracy Chapman 
Feelin' Alright - Joe Cocker 
Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman 
Hard to Handle - Black Crowes 
Have You Ever Seen the Rain - CCR
Hey Ya - Outkast
How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas 
I Wanna Dance With Somebody -Whitney Houston
Ignition (Remix) - R. Kelly
Just Got Paid - Johnny Kemp/'N sync
Laid - James 
Mary Jane's Last Dance - Tom Petty 
Mr. Jones - Counting Crows
My Prerogative - Bobby Brown
No Diggity - Blackstreet 
Santeria - Sublime 
Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind 
Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams 
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond 
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon 
What I Got - Sublime 
Wild Night - Van Morrison 
Your Love - The Outfield 

STANDARDS

All of Me 
Almost Like Being in Love 
Autumn Leaves 
Besame Mucho 
Can't Take That Away From Me 
Come Fly With Me
East of the Sun 
Fly Me to the Moon 
A Foggy Day in London Town 
Georgia On My Mind 
The Good life 
LOVE
Moondance 
More 
New York State of Mind 
Nevertheless 
Night and Day 
Save the Last Dance 
Someone to Watch Over Me 
Strangers in the Night 
Try a Little Tenderness 
The Way You Look Tonight 
You Don't Know Me