Ali and Doug


What do you get when you combine the incredible vocals of Ali Butler with long-time Milwaukee guitar veteran Doug Syme? Milwaukee’s newest acoustic duo Doug & Ali. Both Doug and Ali are members of long-time Milwaukee mainstay “The North Coast Orchestra.” Focusing on contemporary pop music with a liberal dose of classic rock, R&B, and even a bit of jazz, this duo could be the perfect complement to your public or private event.
Doug Syme – A guitarist since the age of nine, Dr. Doug Syme has performed in nearly every conceivable type of ensemble throughout a career that has spanned four decades. From solo jazz or classical guitar, duos with innumerable instrumentalists and / or vocalists, rock, blues, jazz, funk, R&B, big band, and musical theater Dr. Syme has done it all. He is also quite active as a teacher, maintaining an active private teaching studio, serving as the director of jazz studies / arts department chair at the Milwaukee HS of the Arts (MHSA) and is also the Wisconsin Music Education Association (WMEA) state chair for jazz education.
Ali Butler – Ali Butler is a Maine native who has recently made Milwaukee her home in late 2014. Ali has been performing her entire life, since singing harmonies around the campfire with her sisters. She has been privileged to sing with wedding and function bands throughout New England, has sang the National Anthem for the Boston Red Sox with her sisters and is thrilled to be diving into the Mid-Western music scene with Doug Syme in this unique new duo. Ali and her husband recently welcomed the newest member of their family, Nora, and hope she will love music as much as they do!

  1. A Thousand Years -Christina Perri
  2. Alone -Heart
  3. Are You Strong Enough -Sheryl Crow
  4. Babe I’m Gonna Leave -Led Zeppelin
  5. Baby I Love Your Way -Peter Frampton
  6. Bag Lady -Erykah Badu
  7. Bizarre Love Triangle -Frente
  8. Caged Bird -Alicia Keyes
  9. Castles Made of Sand -Jimi Hendrix
  10. Chandelier -Sia
  11. Dangerously In Love -Beyonce
  12. Dog & Butterfly -Heart
  13. Don’t Know Why -Norah Jones
  14. Don’t Let Go -En Vogue
  15. Even in the Quietest Moments -Supertramp
  16. Fields of Gold -Sting / Eva Cassidy
  17. Give a Little Bit -Supertramp
  18. Give Me One Reason -Tracy Chapman
  19. How Will I Know -Whitney Houston
  20. I Have Nothing -Whitney Houston
  21. I Never Told You -Colbie Cailat
  22. If I Ain’t Got You -Alicia Keyes
  23. If I Were a Boy -Beyonce
  24. It Must Have Been Love -Roxette
  25. Jar of Hearts -Christina Perri
  26. Lady -Styx
  27. Landslide -Fleetwood Mac
  28. Lights / Stay Awhile -Journey
  29. Like a Star -Corrine Bailey Rae
  30. Little Wing -Jimi Hendrix
  31. Make You Feel My Love -Adele
  32. Mona Lisa and the Mad Hatters -Elton John
  33. More Than Words -Extreme
  34. Officially Missing You -Tamia
  35. Ready for Love -India Arie
  36. Something -Beatles
  37. Stand By Me -Ben E. King
  38. The Flame -Cheap Trick
  39. The Nearness of You -Sarah Vaughn
  40. The Only Exception -Paramore
  41. The Way -Jill Scott
  42. Time After Time -Tuck & Patti / Cassandra Wilson
  43. Tiny Dancer -Elton John
  44. Titanium -David Guetta
  45. Torn Natalie -Imbruglia
  46. Total Eclipse of the Heart -Bonnie Tyler
  47. True Colors -Cyndi Lauper
  48. Tupelo Honey -Van Morrison
  49. Valerie -Amy Winehouse
  50. Emotion -Destiny’s Child
  51. How Do I Live -Lee Ann Rimes
  52. Safe & Sound -Taylor Swift
  53. The Lazy Song -Bruno Mars
  54. Thinking Out Loud -Ed Sheeran
  55. I’m the Only One -Melissa Etheredge
  56. The Story -Brandi Carlisle
  57. I’ll Be There -Jackson 5