18 of Dane County’s finest musicians unite to perform the Steely Dan and Donald Fagen songbook.

The songs of Steely Dan form the soundtrack for so many of our lives. The band, more than any other, brought together Jazz, Rock, and R&B sensibilities to form a whole new kind of pop music. These are the songs that we associate with the warm summer of 1978, our first kiss, and those ski trips out to Colorado.


“The perfect antiheroes of the seventies…”

– Rolling Stone Magazine


Winner of the 2015 MAMA award for best cover band, Steely Dane is dedicated to not only faithfully reproducing the Steely Dan and Donald Fagen songbook, but to bringing an energetic live-show experience to the crowd. 20 of Dane County’s best jazz and rock musicians have banded together around their passion for Steely Dan music, playing in the same configuration as the Steely Dan touring band including a four piece horn section and three background singers. Shows consist of hits and deep cuts and sometimes even complete albums and are sure to have you out of your seats singing along.

“Steely Dane played nearly-perfect renditions of the band’s tunes at the Barrymore Theatre”


From “Deacon Blues” to “My Old School” Steely Dane brings you the hits and deep cuts.

Steely Dane is:

  • Dave Adler – Musical Director, Keyboards, Vocals
  • Dave Stoler – Musical Director, Keyboards
  • Joey B. Banks – Drums
Biff Blumfumgagnge – Vocals
  • James “Pie” Cowan – Percussion
  • Al Falaschi – Tenor Sax, Vocals
  • Freedy Johnston – Vocals
  • Clay Konnor – Alto Sax, EWI
Courtney Larsen – Trombone
  • Phil Lyons – Bass
  • Mike Massey – Vocals
  • Alison Margaret – Backing Vocals
  • Jay Moran – Guitar, Vocals
  • Megan Moran – Backing Vocals
  • Thomas Mattioli – Mallets
  • Dennis Shepherd – Guitar, Vocals
  • Andy Wallman – Vocals
Phil Zell – Trumpet

They are members of The Gomers, Tony Castaneda Latin Jazz Sextet, The Clyde Stubblefield Band, The Obros, Phat Phunktion, Gibralter Rockers, Chick Singer, Kyle Henderson, The New Breed Jazz Quintet, the Black N Blue All Stars, Freedy Johnston, Honor Among Thieves, Jim Schwall Band, Adam Isaac and the People, to name a few.

Between them they have dozens of albums, national and world tours, and even a few Grammy nominations.

Here’s a quick sample

“Madison’s Steely Dane evokes the sound of Overture-filling Steely Dan”