Black Alley

Black Alley

 
Washington, Washington, D.C., USA
BandRockSoul

Musically, Black Alley is a place where Bad Brains might chill with Chuck Brown; where Erykah Badu might slide thru with Jimi Hendrix and remix a Nina Simone classic. Emotionally, we strive to connect the bitter and the sweet, poetry and the pain, the simple and the profound. Meet us in the Alley!

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Biography

For more than five years now, BLACK ALLEY has been pushing the art of music to its rhythmic limits. Determined to create a unique musical elixir, BLACK ALLEY has taken the finest ingredients of funk, jazz, soul and rock to create their own genre-bending sound called "Soul Garage". The band is one, each musician surrendering to the union of sounds, each delivering music from their soul, while in dialogue with one another through their instruments.  Each member of this septet is essential to the workability and funkability of the unit which is BLACK ALLEY.

 

BLACK ALLEY has become one of the most followed, trendsetting and sought-after music groups hailing from the nation's capital.  With endorsements from national recording artists such as Grammy Award nominee Raheem DeVaughn, Hip Hop standouts Common, Big KRIT & Wale, and legendary musicians Doug E. Fresh and Sheila E, Black Alley is untouchable, striving to rock harder and heavier each time they unite and contribute to the greater good of music. 

  

BLACK ALLEY has been featured on various media outlets to include Okayplayer, EarMilk, Refinery29, ThatsEnuff.com, Washington City Paper, and the Washington Post. BLACK ALLEY's music catalog contains two critically acclaimed independent releases. In 2012, the band released "Soul. Swagger. Rock. Sneakers". The 16-track compilation features original music from Black Alley in collaboration with Raheem DeVaughn, Nicholas Ryan Gant and Phil Ade.  Their follow up album, "Black Alley: Live from the RNR Hotel" is the live recording project chronicling their powerful performance at their SOLD OUT album release event. Both albums are available on iTunes and BlackAlley.Bandcamp.com.  The video for their single "Artist Prayer" is in heavy rotation on VH1 Soul and the video for their single Bad Girl recently debuted exclusively on MTVHive.com

 

BLACK ALLEY has been honored to share the stage with renowned artists like Common, Erykah Badu, Hiatus Kaiyote, Wale, Talib Kweli, MC Lyte, Doug E Fresh, Gin Blossoms, Marsha Ambrosius, Mack Wilds, Raheem DeVaughn, Wale, Bilal, Busta Rhymes, Scarface, and Chrisette Michele just to name a few.

Discography

Black Alley's music catalog contains two critically acclaimed independent releases. In 2012, the band released "Soul. Swagger. Rock. Sneakers". The 16-track compilation features original music from Black Alley in collaboration with Raheem DeVaughn, Nicholas Ryan Gant and Phil Ade. Their follow up album, "Black Alley: Live from the RNR Hotel" is the live recording project chronicling their powerful performance at their SOLD OUT album release event. Both albums are available on iTunes and BlackAlley.Bandcamp.com. The video for their single "Artist Prayer" ( "Soul.Swagger.Rock.Sneakers.") is in rotation on VH1 Soul and featured on MTV.com.