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THE NEXT GENERATION OF CHICAGO ROCK N' BLUES!

 

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L-R: RIVER ROAST, 2016 ZOEY AT BLARNEY ISLAND, 2015 HOB, 2012 HOB, 2016 HOB, 2015 HOB, 2016 GLENVIEW CONCERT SERIES-NAVY PARK, MR. RYAN & FAMOUS DAVE AT 2016 CHICAGO BLUES FEST, 2016 VIC AT RIVER ROAST 

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L-R: CLIF, JR & REV 2016 CHICAGO BLUES FEST, OPENING FOR THE OUTLAWS, CLIF & REV AT RIVER ROAST, RICKY KEYS & RYAN, HOB, CLIF, RYAN, BOURBON STREET, RYAN MUMBY, 2017 WINDY CITY DUO AT HOB, 2017 REV & FAMOUS DAVE HOB

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L-R: REV AT HOUSE OF BLUES CHICAGO, HOB AUDITORIUM, OPENING FOR CHARLIE DANIELS, 2016 CHICAGO BLUES FEST, HOB, HOB, 2016 REV & JR BEER HOUSE CHICAGO, CLIF AT 2016 CHICAGO BLUES FEST, 2017 UNDERGROUND WONDERBAR

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L-R: REV & BUDDY GUY, REV & JOE BONAMASSA, HAMBONE, DAVE & REV AT 2016 WDCB 90.9FM RADIO SHOW, REV & SHIRLEY BB KING, KATE MOSS & REV, OPENING FOR MARSHALL TUCKER BAND, 2016 HOB, 2017 UNDERGROUND WONDERBAR

 

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CONCERT SCHEDULE:
  

JUNE
JUNE SUN. 4 - RIVER ROAST "Blues & Brews Brunch" - 315 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 12PM-3PM. Rev, MG, George & Mike Rodbard.
JUNE TUES. 6 - THE GLEN TOWN CENTER "Summer Concert Series Kick Off" - Navy Park 6:30PM-8:30PM Featuring Rev, MG, Famous Dave, George & Mike.
JUNE FRI. 9 - 2017 DANNY BOY JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL - Limavady, N. Ireland. 10PM Frank Owens Marquee featuring Rev, MG, George, Ryan & Mike Rodbard.
JUNE SAT. 10 - 2017 DANNY BOY JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL - Limavady, N. Ireland. 9PM Lamavady Cricket & Rugby Club featuring Rev, MG, George, Ryan & Mike Rodbard.
JUNE SAT. 17 - 2 TWENTY 2 TAVERN "Historic Chicago Loop" - 222 South Wabash, Chicago, IL 8:00PM-11:00PM Featuring Rev, Bluesy Frank, Famous Dave & Vic on Bass.
JUNE FRI. 23 - JOE'S ON WEED ST. "Roof Top" - 940 W. Weed Street, Chicago, IL 8PM-11PM Featuring Rev & JR.
JUNE SAT. 24 - SMOKE DADDY "Wicker Park" - 1804 W. Division Street Chicago, IL 9:00PM-12:00AM. Featuring Rev, MG, Bluesy Frank & Famous Dave.
JULY
JULY SAT. 8 - PRIVATE EVENT "BBQ & Blues" - 2155 Clementi Lane, Aurora, IL 7/8PM-10/11PM Featuring Rev, George, Bluesy Frank, Hank & Cliff Lee on Sax & Flute.
JULY SUN. 9 - BLARNEY ISLAND "A Mile Away From Reality" - 27843 West Grass Lake Road, Antioch, IL TBD Featuring Rev, Bluesy Frank, MG & Famous Dave.
JULY SAT. 15 - PENDING "Chicago Rock n' Roll Marathon" 7-10AM, Chicago, IL
JULY SAT. 15 - PRIVATE EVENT - Chicago Highlands Club, 2 Bluebird Trail, Westchester, IL 7PM-10PM Featuring a trio line up with Rev, George & Hank.
JULY SUN. 16 - PENDING "Chicago Rock n' Roll Marathon" 7-10AM, Chicago, IL
JULY SAT. 22 - NEVIN'S BREWING COMPANY - 12337 S Route 59, Plainfield, IL Approx. 9PM-12:30AM Featuring Rev, Bluesy Frank, JR & Vic.
JULY FRI. 28 - JOE'S ON WEED ST. "Roof Top" - 940 W. Weed Street, Chicago, IL 8PM-11PM Featuring Rev & JR.

   


ARTIST INFO:

  

STYLE OF MUSIC - The Windy City Rev Ups perform revved up rock n' blues, a mixed of original songs, classic blues standards and rock n' roll anthems. Their music captures the characteristic sound of Chicago style blues fused with traditional hard hitting guitar driven Rock n' Roll. The Windy City Rev Ups live performances get rock clubs rocking, blues rooms smoking and dance floors hopping. 

CREDENTIALS - The Windy City Rev Ups have been performing for over 15 years and their experience includes 1,000's of live shows, plus 9 CD releases which have earned the band numerous Chicago area  music and media awards including Best Local CD Release, Best Blues Band and Best R&B Band. The band has been performing for 10 years at House of Blues Chicago, over 250 shows and has appeared multiple times at Chicago Blues Festival, the worlds largest free blues festival and Taste of Chicago, one of the largest events in the Midwest. The band has also appeared in over 200 Chicago area special events, casino's and night clubs including Soldier Field Stadium, US Cellular Field, Rock n' Roll Half Marathon, Arcada Theatre, Hilton Chicago Grand Ballroom, Hollywood Casino, Blue Chip Casino, Frankie's Blue Room, Underground Wonder Bar, Viper Alley, Bourbon Street, Harlem Ave Lounge, Blarney Island, River Roast, Smoke Daddy and at concert series in Glenview Town Center, Richton Park, St. Charles, Naperville, Montgomery, Aurora and many more.  The semi acoustic duo and trio version of the band, often times referred to as the Windy City Duo has performed for many years on monthly rotation at House of Blues Chicago, Joe's on Weed Street, World of Beer, Weber Grill, Beer House Chicago, Bar Louie and many more popular venues. The band has opened for and shared the stage with many well known musicians that include the Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws, Joe Bonamassa, Wishbone Ash, Nighthawks, Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, Larry McCray, Jimmy Burns, Lurrie Bell, Carlos Johnson, Anthony Gomes and many more. 

FAR BEYOND ORDINARY - The band is fronted by the sole official member "Rev", a triple threat on vocals, harmonica and guitar. The band's line up includes long time members and Chicago area professional musicians. The band's tight rhythm section is deep in the blues and fueled by rock n' roll energy that is complemented by the front-man's bluesy voice and soulful harmonica playing combined with full throttle guitars, saxophone, piano and classic Hammond organ tone.

GREAT SONGSThe Windy City Rev Ups music is well suited for music lovers of all generations! Depending on the type of venue or event they take requests and perform 100's of popular blues, rock and R&B songs. The band knows how to crowd build and get all types of audiences dancing and having fun.

CD COLLECTION & MP3 DOWNLOADS - A total of 9 CD releases and 100's of Mp3's are available at live shows and on-line. The bands studio and live recordings feature a mix of original songs and popular cover tunes that sound seasoned and well versed. The most popular songs include the originals Swing Out Chicago, Alley Cat Blues, Red White & Blue and Love Reaction. The live recordings capture the bands full on, yet well-honed stage show. The Windy City Rev Ups music has been featured in the USA and streamed all around the world on Cable TV shows, college radio and live broadcasts on the popular Chicago area radio show Hambone's Blues Party WDCB Radio 90.9 FM. The Windy City Rev Ups music and CD packaging is distributed by CD Baby, the world's largest distributor of independent music and is available on line from CD Baby, iTunes USA, Napster, Zune, Spotify, Rhapsody, Amazon and other major on-line music retailers.  

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L to R: Live in Chicago (2008) - Retail Release, Swing Out Chicago (2008) - "All Original" Retail Release, Rev It Up (2009) - Fan Club Release, Live & Acoustic Vol. 1 (2010) - Retail Release, Live & Acoustic Vol. 2 (2010) - Fan Club Release, The R&B Sessions (2011) - "Instrumental" Retail Release, Rockin' at the Lake House (2012) - Retail Release, Live in Chicago II (2013) - Fan Club Release, Live at the Machine Shop (2015) - Fan Club Release. 

WEB SITE, SOCIAL NETWORKING & VIDEO SITES - The Windy City Rev Ups have a 20 page website with links, official schedule, videos, music samples, promotional materials, booking information and more. Plus a fan site on Facebook, You Tube and MySpace. If you want the most up to date scheduling information, photos and videos  follow the band on Facebook or Instagram. 

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BOOKING INFORMATION - The Windy City Rev Ups perform in a variety of musical line ups ranging from a 6 piece band or smaller to a semi acoustic trio or duo. The piece band is perfect for all types of festivals, special events, night clubs, private engagements and mixed use venues such as restaurants, taverns and Irish pubs. The semi acoustic trio or duo also performs at private engagements and is perfect for smaller venues. The band's cost is reasonable, flexible and includes pro audio sound, lighting and promotional materials. The band can be contacted directly for bookings or through Chicago area booking agents.
   

Contact the band today:

Email - info@windycityrevups.com

Website - http://www.windycityrevups.com 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/windycityrevups

CD Baby - http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/WindyCityRevUps

You Tube - https://www.youtube.com/user/WindyCityRevUps

iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/windy-city-rev-ups/id287283902

Instagram - windycityrev

Twitter - #windycityrevups

 


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