Rock & Soul? We've got you covered.


Rock & Soul?We've got you covered.


Highway 13 is an Oakland-based cover band featuring strong lead vocals, great back-up harmonies, and skillful musicianship. Our eclectic mix of rock-and-roll favorites and contemporary classics includes material from The Rolling Stones, Adele, The Pretenders, Aretha Franklin, The Eagles, Sheryl Crow, Elvis Costello, and Green Day.

The core of our Song List is bluesy rock, but we’re just as happy playing soul, funk, disco (yes, disco), reggae, and acoustic fare from the likes of Indigo Girls and Brandi Carlile. We’re always adding new tunes, and the result is a varied repertoire that we can tailor to any event.

You may have guessed that we got our start in and around Highway 13, a short loop in Oakland, California—that’s pretty beautiful as far as highways go. It all started in 2009, when a group of us started jamming together at various folks’ houses in the vicinity. Before long, we were playing our first gigs at Monaghan’s on the Hill (right off of 13), the beautiful Claremont Hotel (where the highway ends), and a number of local school and charity functions.

We continue to be proud of our Oaktown roots, but we don’t discriminate against gigs outside the area!

Recent show

Friday, Sep 27, 6-9pmAlmanac Barrel House & Brewery651B W Tower Ave., Alameda, CA

Contact us for booking, and keep up with us on Facebook and YouTube.

The Band


The Band


Maria Cypher

Lead Vocals

Gary Bresee

Guitar & Vocals

Michael Lonsdale

Guitar & Vocals

Matthew Levett

Drums & Vocals

Charlie Cypher

Bass Guitar

Wendi Gosliner

Vocals, saxophone, tambourine

Susanna Gordon

Vocals, slide whistle and vibraslap

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Song List

Song List

We cover a huge range of music from the 1960s through the present. We are fortunate to have both female and male lead singers, and angelic back-up vocalists who bring the harmonies to life. This lets us jump in with both feet on almost any type of tune.

The core of our collection is rock and blues, but we also bring in a healthy dose of soul, funk, disco, reggae, punk, and even occasional acoustic ballads. We are always adding new material to keep things fresh. The result is a varied repertoire that lets us tailor our set lists to the event.


All About That Bass (Meghan Trainor)
All Night (Beyonce)
Angel from Montgomery (Raitt & Prine)
Bang A Gong / Get It On (T. Rex)
Best I Ever Seen (Original, Matthew Levett)
Birthday (The Beatles)
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree (KT Tunstall)
Blue Moon Revisited (Cowboy Junkies)
Boogie Oogie Oogie (A Taste of Honey)
Brain Stew (Green Day)
Breakdown (Tom Petty)
Can’t Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley)
Cissy Strut (The Meters)
Closer To Fine (Indigo Girls)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Day Tripper (Beatles)
Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)
Ex’s & Oh’s (Elle King)
Fallin’ (Alicia Keys)
Feel It Still (Portugal. The Man)
Fire (Bruce Springsteen)
Float On (Modest Mouse)
Get Right Back (Army Navy)
Get the Party Started (P!nk)
Gimme Shelter (The Rolling Stones)
Give Me One Reason (Tracy Chapman)
Groove Is In The Heart (Deee-Lite)
Higher & Higher (Jackie Wilson)
Honky Tonk Women (Rolling Stones)
How Deep Is Your Love (Bee Gees)
I Want You Back (Jackson 5)
Just a Girl (No Doubt)
La Bamba (Los Lobos)
Lady Marmalade (Patti LaBelle)
Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)
Let’s Dance (David Bowie)
Like the Weather (10,000 Maniacs)
Looking Out (Brandi Carlile)
Lost in My Mind (The Head and the Heart)
Lovefool (The Cardigans)
Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley)
Lust For Life (Iggy Pop)

Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett)
Mercy (Duffy)
My Favorite Mistake (Sheryl Crow)
Mystery Achievement (Pretenders)
New Shoes (Paolo Nutini)
One Love (Bob Marley)
Other Side of the World (KT Tunstall)
Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Rock Steady (Aretha Franklin)
Rolling In The Deep (Adele)
Runnin’ Down A Dream (Tom Petty)
Running to Stand Still (U2)
Should I Stay or Should I Go (The Clash)
The Sky Is Crying (Elmore James)
Slow Burn (Kacey Musgraves)
So Lonely (The Police)
Son of a Preacher Man (Dusty Springfield)
Steady As She Goes (The Raconteurs)
Stompa (Serena Ryder)
Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (Stevie Nicks)
Sunny Came Home (Shawn Colvin)
Supremes Medley (The Supremes)
Sweet Jane (Cowboy Junkies)
Take A Chance On Me (ABBA)
Tequila Sunrise (Eagles)
Thank You (Dido)
The Thrill Is Gone (B.B. King)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
Torn (Natalie Imbruglia)
Tumbling Dice (Rolling Stones)
Turpentine (Brandi Carlile)
Walking On Sunshine (Katrina & The Waves)
Watching The Detectives (Elvis Costello)
We Got the Beat (The Go-Go’s)
What’s Up? (4 Non Blondes)
The Weight (The Band)
White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane)
Would I Lie To You (Eurythmics)
Yellow (Coldplay)
Zombie (The Cranberries)

All About That Bass (Meghan Trainor)
All Night (Beyonce)
Angel from Montgomery (Raitt & Prine)
Bang A Gong / Get It On (T. Rex)
Best I Ever Seen (Original, Matthew Levett)
Birthday (The Beatles)
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree (KT Tunstall)
Blue Moon Revisited (Cowboy Junkies)
Boogie Oogie Oogie (A Taste of Honey)
Brain Stew (Green Day)
Breakdown (Tom Petty)
Can’t Help Falling In Love (Elvis Presley)
Cissy Strut (The Meters)
Closer To Fine (Indigo Girls)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Day Tripper (Beatles)
Dreams (Fleetwood Mac)
Ex’s & Oh’s (Elle King)
Fallin’ (Alicia Keys)
Feel It Still (Portugal. The Man)
Fire (Bruce Springsteen)
Float On (Modest Mouse)
Get Right Back (Army Navy)
Get the Party Started (P!nk)
Gimme Shelter (The Rolling Stones)
Give Me One Reason (Tracy Chapman)
Groove Is In The Heart (Deee-Lite)
Higher & Higher (Jackie Wilson)
Honky Tonk Women (Rolling Stones)
How Deep Is Your Love (Bee Gees)
I Want You Back (Jackson 5)
Just a Girl (No Doubt)
La Bamba (Los Lobos)
Lady Marmalade (Patti LaBelle)
Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)
Let’s Dance (David Bowie)
Like the Weather (10,000 Maniacs)
Looking Out (Brandi Carlile)
Lost in My Mind (The Head and the Heart)
Lovefool (The Cardigans)
Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley)
Lust For Life (Iggy Pop)
Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffett)
Mercy (Duffy)
My Favorite Mistake (Sheryl Crow)
Mystery Achievement (Pretenders)
New Shoes (Paolo Nutini)
One Love (Bob Marley)
Other Side of the World (KT Tunstall)
Play That Funky Music (Wild Cherry)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Rock Steady (Aretha Franklin)
Rolling In The Deep (Adele)
Runnin’ Down A Dream (Tom Petty)
Running to Stand Still (U2)
Should I Stay or Should I Go (The Clash)
The Sky Is Crying (Elmore James)
Slow Burn (Kacey Musgraves)
So Lonely (The Police)
Son of a Preacher Man (Dusty Springfield)
Steady As She Goes (The Raconteurs)
Stompa (Serena Ryder)
Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (Stevie Nicks)
Sunny Came Home (Shawn Colvin)
Supremes Medley (The Supremes)
Sweet Jane (Cowboy Junkies)
Take A Chance On Me (ABBA)
Tequila Sunrise (Eagles)
Thank You (Dido)
The Thrill Is Gone (B.B. King)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
Torn (Natalie Imbruglia)
Tumbling Dice (Rolling Stones)
Turpentine (Brandi Carlile)
Walking On Sunshine (Katrina & The Waves)
Watching The Detectives (Elvis Costello)
We Got the Beat (The Go-Go’s)
What’s Up? (4 Non Blondes)
The Weight (The Band)
White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane)
Would I Lie To You (Eurythmics)
Yellow (Coldplay)
Zombie (The Cranberries)

Contact


For booking and general inquiries please use the below form. If you want to reach us directly, please email us at gbresee@sonic.net.

Thanks, and much love — Highway 13

Contact


For booking and general inquiries please use the below form. If you want to reach us directly, please email us at gbresee@sonic.net.

Thanks, and much love — Highway 13

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