It's All About the Music

Dynamic Sound!

Three-piece Horn Section!

Dance the Night Away!

Great for your next event!

Music from the 50s thru Today

You are part of the show!



WE’RE BIG! 10 pieces BIG! We want YOU to let us make your event exciting and BIG. How do we do that?

GREAT MUSICIANS. It starts with great vocalists – female and male vocalists provide great harmonies (3 singers in total). Our 3 piece horn section (trumpet, sax & trombone) always makes the event unique. Round this out with our amazing guitar players and a driving rhythm section and we will keep your guests dancing all night long.

GREAT MUSIC. 120 East draws from tunes that span the decades, from the 50s to the new Roaring 20s (eh, 2020’s that is). Don’t see a tune you love on our song list? In the words of Stevie Wonder, “don’t you worry ’bout a thing.” We’ll learn that tune and make it an unforgettable part of your event.

Exactly who do we think we are? We are a band of musicians committed to our craft.  Founded in 2008, 120 East has been through several iterations of members, but the concept and format has remained – great harmonies, full sound, and dynamic horn section. Our instrumentation makes it possible to do ANY kind of music – “big band” style jazz to Katy Perry. 

We’ve been a Knot-featured wedding band. We play for corporate clients, municipalities, and charities, and we are proud to be invited back to many of these gigs year after year.

120 East wants to be your most trusted partner in bringing your vision to fruition.

So…are you ready for BIG fun?

We're Famous!

120 East was honored to perform with Dolly Parton as part of her Netflix series “Heartstrings,” and then honored again to perform in Clint Eastwood’s film “Richard Jewell.”

Partial Song List

  • Shut Up & Dance | Walk The Moon
  • Hard To Handle | Black Crowes
  • Uptown Funk | Bruno Mars
  • Don’t Stop Believing | Journey
  • Brown Eyed Girl | Van Morrison
  • Firework | Katy Perry
  • I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) | The Proclaimers
  • Sweet Home Alabama | Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Rolling In The Deep | Adele
  • Just The Way You Are | Bruno Mars
  • Walkin’ on Sunshine | Katrina and the Waves
  • Mary Jane’s Last Dance | Tom Petty
  • Thinking Out Loud | Ed Sheeran
  • Time After Time | Cyndi Lauper
  • Respect | Aretha Franklin
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You | Frankie Valli & The Four Season
  • Margaritaville | Jimmy Buffett
  • Fight Song | Rachel Platten
  • I Feel Good | James Brown
  • Keep Your Hands to Yourself | Georgia Satellites
  • Folsom Prison Blues | Johnny Cash
  • Proud Mary | CCR/Tina Turner
  • How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You | James Taylor
  • Celebration | Kool & The Gang
  • Ain’t To Proud To Beg | The Temptations
  • Ring of Fire | Johnny Cash
  • Long Train Running | Doobie Brothers
  • Get Down Tonight | KC & The Sunshine Band
  • Brick House | The Commodores
  • Mustang Sally | The Commitments
  • Soul Man | Blues Brothers
  • Just You & Me | Chicago
  • Under The Boardwalk | The Drifters
  • Jolene | Dolly Parton
  • Crazy | Patsy Cline
  • I Wish | Stevie Wonder
  • Gimme Some Lovin’ | Spencer Davis Group
  • What I Like About You | The Romantics
  • Friends in Low Places | Garth Brooks
  • September | Earth, Wind & Fire
  • You Are The Best Thing | Ray LaMontagne
  • Family Tradition | Hank Williams Jr
  • Sweet Caroline | Neil Diamond
  • Africa | Toto
  • China Grove | Doobie Brothers
  • Boogie Shoes | KC & The Sunshine Band
  • Dancing In The Moonlight | King Harvest
  • Old Time Rock & Roll | Bob Seager
  • Everything | Michael Buble
  • Wonderful Tonight | Eric Clapton
  • Smooth | Santana
  • Pride & Joy | Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • I Saw Her Standing There | The Beatles
  • Wagon Wheel | Darius Rucker
  • At Last | Etta James
  • Billie Jean | Michael Jackson
  • Fly Me To The Moon | Frank Sinatra
  • Go Daddy O | Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot | Pat Benatar
  • Jump Jive & Wail | The Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • Lights | Journey
  • Take Me Home Country Roads | John Denver
  • Listen To The Music | Doobie Brothers
  • Piano Man | Billy Joel
  • Moondance | Van Morrison
  • Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? | Chicago
  • Jenny (867-5309) | Tommy Tutone
  • Lido Shuffle | Boz Skaggs
  • You’re No Good | Linda Ronstadt
  • Roll With the Changes | REO Speedwagon
  • 25 or 6 to 4 | Chicago
  • Running on Empty | Jackson Browne
  • Saturday in the Park | Chicago
  • Somebody’s Baby | Jackson Browne
  • Make Me Smile | Chicago
  • Walk Away | James Gang
  • Girls Just Wanna Have Fun | Cyndi Lauper


Uptown Funk - Wedding at Summit Farms

Brick House - Wedding at Summit Farms

25 or 6 to 4 - Roswell July 4 Celebration

Meet the Band

Kayla Taylor

Kayla has been with 120 East since January 2016. She’s been singing her entire life and truly cannot remember NOT singing.  She loved playing piano and frequently missed the bus because she was so engrossed in playing. She eventually learned to play guitar and has written many songs and poems you’ve never heard or read.  She adores Stevie Nicks, Pat Benatar, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Elvis, Led Zeppelin, Julie London, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James and honestly, all things disco.

Larry Lysse
Vocals, Guitar, Blues Harp

Larry’s association with 120 East goes back to around 2011 when he sang, played guitar, and ran sound.  In 2014 he left to start a new band, Rockin’ Train, that’s still playing around metro Atlanta.  He rejoined 120 East in 2021.  He’s a member of the Sock Hops vocal group as well.

Bill Brannen
Vocals, Guitar, Blues Harp

Bill is a founding member of 120 East (the only one left!).  His love of the music of Chicago led him to start this band, so in a way it’s a dream come true.  He also drives the trailer.

Bill Goodman
Lead Guitar

Bill Goodman has been playing guitar for 30 years and lived in Atlanta over 20.  Influenced early by southern rock and blues, he eventually played in a myriad of bands ranging from R&B to classic rock and eventually Country.  Bill played in country band South of Nashville for about 10 years refining his chickin’ pickin’ and was heavily influenced by Brad Paisley, Vince Gill and Keith Urban.  In 2019 they had over 60 gigs in Metro Atlanta and Nashville, playing that Tootsies Orchid Lounge multiple times.  More recently he’s gone back to his roots with 120 East and learning everything from Chicago, Doobies and even some Jazz.  He currently plays a Dr.Z Zwreck jr and a Suhr guitar.

Mark Vaughn

Mark has been with 120 East since the start of 2018. Growing up in northern Ohio, he started playing his older brother’s drums at the age of 4. He fell in love with everything about drums and drumming. He’s had the opportunity to teach, build custom drums and percussion instruments, and play with some incredibly talented musicians. Performing is where his heart is. Through the years he’s played with several bands of various genres: Jazz, Christian, Country, Metal and Classic Rock.

Bill might drive the trailer, but Mark drives the band, and you on the dance floor.

Ross Olhausen
Tom Georges
Keyboard, Fiddle

Originally from the Cleveland, Ohio area, Tom has played piano since age 6, picking up violin, drums, and guitar along the way.  Since moving to metro Atlanta in 1995, he has been active in several local Atlanta bands, as well as having played in several worship bands in the area. He joined 120 East in 2013.

Stephanie Tuck

Stephanie is an Atlanta native and started playing the trumpet at age 10. By the time she hit high school, she was receiving district and state honors for trumpet. After getting a Bachelor’s in Music from IU and a Master’s from the University of Michigan, she returned home to Atlanta to teach and play as wide a variety of music as she could, from the ancient to the modern. She joined 120 East in 2017 and has been playing with them ever since.

Herbie Dorfzaun
Saxophone, Flute
John McKevitt

John’s been with The 120 East band since 2016, plays and teaches trombone euphonium, tuba, trumpet and flugelhorn, and has backed numerous headliners such as Ray Charles, Andy Williams, Marilyn McCoo, Toni Tenille, Jerry Valle, and many others. He’s performed in bands in the movies “On Any Given Sunday” and “Cocoon,” and recorded the TV Specials of “Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus”. John’s other credits include the New Gene Krupa Orchestra, Dick Cully Big Band, the Melton Mustafa Orchestra, The Atlanta 17 Big Band, The Atlanta Swing Orchestra, and several others.


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