Who We Are

RedBackgroundwithSaxWEBFor over twenty years the Next Level Band has been delighting party goers and event planners with the best in variety music: Jazz, R&B, Pop, Latin, Blues, Disco, Country, Soft Rock, Top-40, and Hip Hop.

The Next Level Band has entertained at the Houston Auto Show, Houston Polo Club Charity Event, Great Taste of Houston, Ronald McDonald House, Ft Bend County Commissioner, United Way Golf Classic, Cheesecake Factory Galleria Grand Opening, City Centre Town & Country, Pearland Town Center Pavillion.

We’re the choice for corporate clients. KLOL (101.1 fm), MIX 96.5 (fm), Merrill Lynch, Fulbright & Jaworski, Arthur Anderson, Chase Bank of Texas, Rauscher – Pierce, Noble Gas, University of St. Thomas, Vinson & Elkins, Xerox, the U.T. Medical School

We’re accustomed to performing at some of Houston’s best venues including: Wortham Center, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Natural Science Plaza Club, the Junior League, Houston Racquet Club, Houston Country Club, Moody Gardens (Galveston), River Oaks Country Club, Mayor Bob Lanier’s Penthouse, Petroleum Club, Bayou Club, the Houstonian, Lakeside Country Club, The Woodlands Resort, Braeburn Country Club, Beaumont Country Club, Sugar Creek Country Club, Sweetwater Country Club, the Houston Club, La Colombe D’Or. AND MANY MORE.

Meet the Band

You can count on THE NEXT LEVEL BAND for professionalism, versatility, and fun. Both lead singers know how to keep the crowd involved so that everybody has a great time.

Anyone who has seen THE NEXT LEVEL in action knows that whether the song is old or new Greg Strachan provides smooth lead vocals in the style of Luther van Dross, Stevie Wonder, Frankie Beverly and even Garth Brooks when the occasion calls for it.


Greg Strachan

Lead Vocals

In addition, we have one of Houston’s most beautiful and dynamic female singers. Her name is Alicia “Lovely” Brass. She covers just about any style and brings high energy and excitement to songs by artists such as Whitney Houston, Gladys Knight, Anita Baker, Aretha and Natalie Cole just to name a few.


Alicia ``Lovely`` Brass

Lead Vocals

No band is complete without talented instrumentalists. Providing additional solid lead and stellar background vocals are Linus Anderson (Drums\Percussion), David Gallego (Electric Lead Guitar), Stanley Harrell (Keyboards) and James Smith (Electric Bass Guitar) who are equally versatile as a tight experienced backup unit or stand-alone group for more intimate settings.


James 'Big Easy' Smith



James Murphy


David Gallego

Guitar, Vocals

Stanley Harrell

Keyboards, Vocals

Linus Anderson

Drums, Vocals