Francis Aud, Black Alley
Francis Aud is a Brooklyn-based bandleader who writes and performs music that performs soul and funk music that will make you dance, laugh, cry, feel things in your loins, and smile so hard your face will hurt. Having performed throughout the greater NYC area at notable venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, The Bowery Electric, The Knitting Factory, Mercury Lounge, Bowery Ballroom, and alongside Sofar Sounds, Francis Aud and his band, The Professionals, are entertainers through and through and know how to confidently work and wow a crowd.
Birthed in Southeast DC, Black Alley is known for pushing the art of music to its rhythmic limits. Determined to create a unique musical elixir, Black Alley takes the finest ingredients of hip-hop, soul, and rock to create their own genre-bending sound called #HoodRock. Each band member surrenders to the union of sounds, making each musician essential to the workability and funkability of the collective, known as Black Alley.
Black Alley is one of the most followed, trendsetting and sought-after music groups hailing from the nation's capital. With endorsements from national recording artists such as Grammy Award nominee Raheem DeVaughn, Hip Hop standouts Common, Big KRIT & Wale, and legendary musicians Doug E. Fresh and Sheila E, Black Alley is untouchable, striving to rock harder and heavier each time they unite and contribute to the greater good of music.