After a long break, the metro east's most popular band (Fifth Gear) is back in action again. The goal of the band was to find a unique sound different from your typical cover band. After months of auditioning, the band finally found a talented up coming female vocalist (Angie) with a blues/jazz background. Angie's blues/jazz background adds a unique signature to the band's rock/pop cover songs not found in other bands. Angie has been singing lead vocals in the popular Rx Blues band before joining Fifth Gear.
Outpatience is all about providing a fun time for audiences of all ages, provided they can get in to the venue. If not, they can listen at the fence. The band plays a variety of cover tunes (and originals disguised as covers) from various genres to keep the crowd going and guessing, "What are they gonna do next?" We're constantly adding new songs, much to the chagrin of all of us! Hey, we get bored. If you're into another band playing a cover of "Brown-Eyed Girl", then you'll be disappointed. Okay, if you buy us drinks, play the tambourine on "New Age Girl" so Mark doesn't have to look like a geek, and are very, very nice... We might do it. BUT, if you'd rather hear a band go from Johnny Cash to the Clash, followed by Violent Femmes, Neil Diamond (yeah, Neil. It's cooler than you think, believe me) and Pink Floyd, then stop by.
Club 37 Offers Full Service Wedding and Special Event Music! Whether it's a Soloist or String Ensemble for your Wedding Ceremony, A Piano and Vocalist Duo, or up to a 7 piece Jazz or Party band, Club 37 can fill your event needs with a breathtaking performance! Club 37 is a select group of Chicago based professional musicians/vocalists founded in 1990 that are dynamic in their performance and always kind and courteous. Club 37's members have extensive performing experience spanning 30+ years on 3 continents. The Club is always growing and gaining momentum to include additional recording artists and top notch session players on standby to insure you get the kind of quality we are known for. Club 37 even has a Professional DJ Service Available with a vast library of songs. Club 37 plays a variety of musical styles including: Blues, Jazz, Standards, Rock, Pop, Country, Disco, from the 20's to the Top Forty of today! Have a special song or three you want us to play for your event? No problem! Have some that you absolutely don't want to hear? Please let us know! Please take a listen to the sample songs, some performed by just two members of Club 37, John Fritzel (Keyboards) and Shawn Stepp (Vocals). Shawn and John comprise the heart of Club 37. Check out the recordings of the 6 piece ensemble 'Live at Gabe's' Bookings can be handled online to hire our band for your upcoming wedding, corporate event, private party or convention, live entertainment, live band serving Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota and the greater Midwest. Thanks for Listening! Club 37 I had high expectations for the band at my wedding, and Club 37 exceeded them. After dinner, when the music started, everyone was so impressed - Club 37 can really get the party going! Shawn's voice is amazing and her presence on stage is engaging but not demanding. Club 37 did a great cover of "Thriller", and John's narration sounded just like the original track. Everyone at the party got up to dance, even the oldest guests. We hired a three-person band (singer, keyboardist, and guitarist), and the ensemble was perfect for our venue (90 guests). Club 37 is awesome, and I highly recommend them to anyone wanting a professional band at their wedding. -- Katrina J, Wheaton, IL, 6/5/2010 Club 37 exceeded our expectations. We couldn't have asked for a better wedding band! I had so many people tell me that they were the best wedding band they've ever heard - everyone was so impressed. The band even allowed a few of my family members to play/sing along with them! Shawn also graciously accepted to sing at our ceremony, which added a beautiful touch. I highly recommend this group for any wedding, you will have a blast! Thank you, Club 37 made our night! -- Amy F, Waukesha, WI, 10/2/2010 Club 37 helped make my son's wedding in his words, "100% perfect!". John's experienced suggestions about how to ensure that the reception flowed well without deadtime was invaluable. But most of all, Club 37 played awesome music and they had everyone dancing all night long! I had nothing but positive comments about how good they sound, how well they play and how tuned in they are to what the guests want to hear and dance to. I've already recommended them - and I don't hesitate to say that will make any reception a blast! -- Rochelle P, Whitehall, MI, 9/17/2011 Club 37 made our wedding a blast! Our wedding was out of state and they traveled to Wisconsin and were there about 6 hours early to set up for the three locations that I needed them to play. The first set up was outside by the lake for the ceremony, then on the patio for a cocktail reception and then inside for the dinner reception. They were so accomodating and professional and all looked great! They learned new songs for us for our wedding and performed them like they had been playing them for years. The voices of the band are amazing. They worked with the crowd so well and made it so fun that our guests were on stage singing and playing bongos with them. Our guests the next day while relaxing at the pool could not stop talking about the band, and how incredible and fun they were. I would recommend Club 37 to anyone who wants beautiful music and a fun celebration! I want to have another big party so that they can perform for us again! Don't miss out on this band, grab them fast before you lose out and have to settle for just an ordinary band! -- Linda N, Delavan, WI, 6/23/2007 Club 37 was amazing and made our wedding reception wonderful. We had people from many different countries and of all age groups, but Club 37 managed to literally get everyone in the room dancing. They were completely professional, and willing to accommodate all of our special requests. They are extremely talented. Everyone that was at our wedding has been complimenting how fantastic the band was and how they really made the reception so much fun. We were so very happy that Club 37 was our wedding band. Weeks later, we are still talking about how great the music and dancing was. Thank you so much, Club 37, for making our wedding reception perfect! Beth and Seamas -- Elizabeth M, East Peoria, IL, 7/25/2009 Club 37 was highly professional yet friendly, accomodating, and a delight to work with, from booking through the performance. We asked them to work in a somewhat unusual environment, a converted coffee shop, and they handled it with ease and sounded dynamite. As for the performance, they were smooth, tight, and obviously very talented and experienced. The audience happily danced the night away and wanted more. We recommend Club 37 very enthusiastically. This is a top group of musicians and a fun band. -- Rod H, Boscobel, WI, 6/6/2009 What a great band! Our wedding reception was wonderful with their participation. Every song requested was made available and they even accommodated my talented son who sang his own song for our reception. Thank you Club 37 for being there for us! We plan to have them play at our one year anniversary party! -- Christine M, Marquette, MI, 9/15/2007
Bobby Abrams, is probably best known as the former lead guitarist for The Buckinghams. Bob enjoyed playing with The Buckinghams for over 24 years. During The Buckinghams' Concerts, fans and friends especially enjoyed his vocals and guitar on the James Brown classic “I’ll Go Crazy”, among other great songs like a Live version of Tommy James’ “Crystal Blue Persuasion”. As well as Bob's soulful vocals to “Mercy Mercy Mercy”. With The Buckinghams, Bob has appeared on: Entertainment Tonight, The Nashville Network’s Classic Rock With Wolfman Jack, PM Magazine, Good Morning America and numerous national, local, and cable television shows including The PBS Special, "Sixties Pop Rock Reunion". Bob was honored to play in venues such as The Greek Theatre and The Sky Dome. He also played two Presidential Inaugural Balls. He enjoys performing the National Anthem, which he did many times along with The Buckinghams at many well known stadiums across the country and regularly at Chicago Cubs and White Sox Games. Bob is available nationally for projects and tours, as well as Solo, Duo, Full Band, Studio and Sub. Bobby is well known for his guitar and vocals with the Rock Blues Band, Ukiah, who have performed in such legendary venues such as BB Kings Hollywood, and the World Famous Whiskey A Go Go. Fans have raved over his versions of "Oh Darlin" and "Bell Bottom Blues". Fans travel from as far away as Canada and the U.K. to see him perform. Bob has also put together a band that consists of unbelievable musicians. Musicians "Formerly Of" other National bands. He also enjoys bringing entertainment to all with his band "Hollywood Chalet", trio Project "Bobby Hollywood & The Hills" and Duo Project "Brock And Abrams". Brock and Abrams have received standing ovations while opening for Classic Artists such as The Guess Who and Paul Revere and The Raiders. They are popular in the Chicago and National Music Scene, playing clubs, venues and festivals. Brock And Abrams were voted as one of the Top 5 Duo's in Chicagoland for 2010 by Suburbanites Magazine. In 2009 Bob was named one of the Best Acoustic Solo Performers by NiteLife Magazine. In June 2010 he reached number 9 on the ReverbNation Chicago Rock Charts. He has received numerous accolades from non-profit and benefit organizations for his work with them. He enjoys supporting events and fundraisers for good causes. Over the years he has met and shared the stage with many great people. Bob Abrams began his music studies at the age of 4 on his father's piano. His father, Bob Abrams Sr. was a classical pianist, a sort of child prodigy in his day. Bob also sang along with his mother and was in the church choir. Bob got his first guitar at the age of 11, his first true love. The first record he bought was a 45 of "Hey Baby They're Playin' Our Song" by The Buckinghams. His mother thought they were "nice clean cut young men" not wild like those other bands. Bob played like any other aspiring musician in many rock and garage bands as a teen. He moved many times as a child from Philadelphia, PA, to El Paso, TX, the suburbs of Washington D.C. and finally to Dayton, OH. There he studied music at Wright State University, focusing on Music Theory and Vocal Performance. At age 20, Bob began touring nationally and internationally. Phone 312-912-7185 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony Bernard was born & raised in Chicago. Bred on a steady diet of Rock, Pop, Soul, and Rythym & Blues, he started his career in 1980 and has been Chicago's favorite son ever since. After several Tours throughout the U.S. Tony has returned to his roots and created what the Chicago Tribune and The Sun-Times has called "...a Crooner of high quality standards with a flair for Classic Rock." Showcased at some of Chicago's premiere night clubs and hotspots, Tony sways them with his repertoire. Unmatched by his fellow Chicago contemporaries His every engagement a sellout. 28 years and going strong. Come see for yourself. Check out the video demo on this site.
Hit-n-Miss is a lounge style male and female duo perfoming hit dance,jazz and big band music from the 1920's - 1950's. Bill Ricci II is a brilliantly talented musician who utilizes a keyboard workstation to masterfully replicate any instrument exactly from delicate strings to salty brass, he can truly cover anything. Performing live at a very young age Bill has aquired over twenty years of musical expertise. Toni Morgan is a supreme vocalist. A musician herself Toni uses an almost instrumental aspect while singing allowing her to express her vocal talents in whispered soft melodies and powerhouse trumpet like swing vocals. Also a seasoned talent Toni has been performing on live stages since early childhood making the stage feel like a natural home for her. Their chemistry on stage is a delight to watch as well as listen to and performances can be easily taylored to meet any venue be it auditorium, reception hall, or night club. Although Hit -n- Miss loves to get a crowd moving and incorporate audience participation, they are also a wonderful fit for any quiet low key function to set the ambience for your event. Rest assured that whatever the occasion Hit -n- Miss are top notch talent that will be prompt, professional, courteous and most importantly the perfect entertainment for your guests. We're more than happy to answer any questions you have about us or our act so feel free to inquire. Many Thanks and have a great day. Toni Morgan & Bill Ricci II (Hit -n- Miss)