McLaughlin’s Alley plays a mix of pop-rock covers and originals and Irish favorites, both old and new. At our gigs, you’ll hear everything from La Bamba, How to Save a Life, If I Had a Thousand Dollars and Smile to Whiskey in the Jar and Black Velvet Band. Our signature sound: rich, three-part harmonies.
We play as a five-piece band (12-string guitar, bass, drums, ukelele and flute) or as an acoustic trio (with 12-string guitar, acoustic bass and ukelele. We fine-tune our playlists to suit the venue and the occasion. (When people are dancing, we keep it uptempo! Around St. Patrick’s Day, we’ll dig deeper into our Irish repertoire.)
What is our original music like?
McLaughlin’s Alley songs reference 60s, 70s and 80s pop music, but with a very modern vibe. Our music is accessible, resonant and fun.
We’ve got one CD of originals recorded (Little by Little) and plan to get into the studio soon to lay down another one.
Songs on Little by Little:
I’m Doing All Right Without You
The Life That You’re Not Living
Little by Little
What You Choose
When I Can’t Sleep
We’ve also got a CD of Irish favorites
McLaughlin’s Green includes:
Old Maid in the Garrett
Black Velvet Band
Castle of Dromore
Whiskey in the Jar
Mary from Dungloe
To order McLaughlins’ Green send a check for $12.50 per CD (includes S/H) to 13979 Minock Drive/ Redford MI 48239.
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