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CREDENTIALS

 
  • Performed at over 1,500 live shows all over Chicago land and USA including radio shows and cable TV shows.
  • Featured in over 200 premier music venues, festivals, stadiums and special events.
  • Five retail CD's and four promotional fan club releases, distributed by CD Baby & iTunes and all major on-line music retailers.
  • Song list includes over 250 popular cover songs and originals; all genre's - Classic Rock, Latin, R&B, Jazz, Alternative.
  • Radio air play in USA, Europe, Japan and South America.
  • Multiple social networking sites, press releases and professional quality media - Facebook, You Tube & MySpace. 

SONG WRITING CONTEST & AWARDS:
2012 - NOMINEE BEST HARMONICA PLAYER - Nitelife Readers Poll

2011 - TOP 10 FINALIST BEST HARMONICA PLAYER - Nitelife Readers Poll

2011 - NOMINEE BEST CD - The R&B Sessions, Windy City Blues Society

2010 - TOP 5 NOMINEE BEST HARMONICA PLAYER - Nitelife Readers Poll
2009 - TOP 15 FINALIST - WE BELIEVE THE MOVIE/CD COMPILATION - Voted Top 15, Song: Swing Out Chicago.
2009 - TOP 10 NOMINEE BEST R&B GROUP - Nitelife Readers Poll
2009 - TOP 10 NOMINEE BEST BLUES BAND - Nitelife Readers Poll
2007 - WINNER BEST R&B BAND - Nitelife Readers Poll
2007 - GARAGEBAND RECORDS - Numerous song writing contest awards!
2006 - WINNER BEST BLUES BAND - Nitelife Readers Poll
2006 - GARAGEBAND RECORDS - Song writing contest awards!
2005 - GARAGEBAND RECORDS - Song writing contest awards!
2005 - CHARTED TOP 50 UNSIGNED ARTISTS - iSound.com
2005 - TOP LOCAL CD RELEASE - Midwest Best Magazine
2005 - 2ND PLACE BEST BLUES BAND - Nitelife Readers Poll
2005 - 4TH PLACE BEST R&B BAND - Nitelife Readers Poll
2004 - BEST BUY CD BLUES SAMPLER - We're Happy to Bring You the Blues CD - 10,000 Units distributed by Best Buy & Redline Entertainment.
2004 - TOP 5 NOMINEE BEST BLUES BANDS - Nitelife Readers Poll
2004 - TOP 5 NOMINEE BEST SOLO PERFORMERS - Nitelife Readers Poll
FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS:

2016 - CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL - Windy City Blues Society "Blow Out Jam" World's Largest Free Blues Fest

2016 - WDCB 90.9 FM RADIO - Live performance & interview, steaming worldwide!

2016 - BLUEBERRY FEST - Mt. Prospect, IL

2016 - THE GLEN TOWN CENTER - Navy Park, Glenview, IL 

2016 - OAKTOBERFEST - Chicago, IL 

2015 - ARCADA THEATER - Opening for Charlie Daniels Band

2015 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES AUDITORIUM - Local brews & Local Grooves Event

2015 - TAILGATERS - Opening for Marshall Tucker Band

2015 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES - Performing regularly on the Back Porch Stage and at special events!

2015 - CHICAGO ROCK N' ROLL HALF MARATHON

2015 - HOLLYWOOD CASINO

2014 - CHICAGO ROCK N' ROLL HALF MARATHON & 10K RACE

2014 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES - Performing regularly on the Back Porch Stage and at special events!

2014 - HOLLYWOOD CASINO

2013 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES - Performing regularly on the Back Porch Stage and at special events!

2013 - VIPER ALLEY - Opening for Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater

2013 - CHICAGO ROCK N' ROLL HALF MARATHON

2013 - BLUE CHIP CASINO - Performing at Rock's Lounge

2013 - NORTH AURORA FESTIVAL

2013 - MONTGOMERY SUMMER FESTIVAL

2012 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES - Full Band & Acoustic Duo

2012 - CHICAGO ROCK N' ROLL HALF MARATHON

2012 - PRAIRIE FESTIVAL

2012 - MONTGOMERY SUMMER FESTIVAL

2012 - RACINE YACHT CLUB
2012 - BLUES BAR - Special Event "Acoustic Trio"

2011 - VIPER ALLEY - Opening for The Outlaws

2011 - U.S. CELLULAR FIELD - Performing at the Chicago White Sox stadium!

2011 - BLUES BAR - Special Holiday Event

2011 - CHICAGO ROCK N' ROLL HALF MARATHON

2011 - BROKEN BLUES FESTIVAL - "Tribute to the Troops" Broken Oar Bar & Marina

2011 - WDCB 90.9FM LIVE RADIO BROADCAST & INTERVIEW - Hambone's Blues Party

2011 - TOTAL SPORTS BAR - Opening for Kashmir

2011 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES - Labor Day Weekend Special Event, plus regular monthly Mojo acoustic & electric shows!

2011 - CHORD ON BLUES

2011 - OCTOBER FESTIVAL - St. Joseph's Parish

2011 - OLV FESTIVAL - One of Chicago's best neighborhood festivals!

2011 - THORR BENEFIT RIDE - Run With The Big Dogs!
2011 - BLUES FOR FOOD FESTIVAL - Rockin' out songs from the new CD's!

2011 - MONTGOMERY SUMMER FESTIVAL

2010 - TASTE OF CHICAGO - Performing on the Best Buy Stage at one of Chicago's largest music events. Sponsored by Best Buy.

2010 - U.S. CELLUAR FIELD STADIUM - Performing live at the Chicago White Sox stadium for a MLB game!
2010 - CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL - Performing at the House of Blues Tent - Acoustic Show!

2010 - CHICAGO ROCK N' ROLL HALF MARATHON SERIES - Selected as one of Chicago's "Top Performers"
2010 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES - Performing regularly at the Chicago HOB on the Back Porch Stage! Events included Mardi Gras!
2010 - MONTGOMERY SUMMER FESTIVAL - Performing for the 7th time at one of the largest festivals in Will County, IL.
2010 - THORR BENEFIT RIDE - Run With The Big Dogs!
2010 - 10TH ANNUAL WINGS BENEFIT RIDE
2010 - ST. JOSEPH'S ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST
2010 - ALR POKER RUN - Performing at one of the biggest bike runs in the Chain O' Lakes area.
2010 - MONTGOMERY SUMMER FESTIVAL
2009 - CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL - Performing on one of Chicago's top stages, the Chicago HOB Back Porch Stage!
2009 - CHICAGO ROCK N' ROLL HALF MARATHON SERIES - Selected as one of Chicago's "Top Performers"

2009 - TASTE OF CHICAGO - Performing on the Best Buy Stage at one of Chicago's largest music events. Best Buy Autograph Tent. 
2009 - ST. JOSEPH'S ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST
2009 - RICHMOND DAYS - Performing at the annual music & food festival!
2009 - MONTGOMERY SUMMER FESTIVAL - Performing for the 5th time at one of the largest festivals in Will County, IL.
2009 - REMEMBER ME BENEFIT RIDE
2009 - 9TH ANNUAL WINGS BENEFIT RIDE
2009 - THORR BENEFIT RIDE
2008 - CREEKSIDE MUSIC FESTIVAL - Performing at one of the largest music festivals in N. W. IL!
2008 - LIGHT THE NIGHT CHARITY BENEFIT
2008 - 8TH ANNUAL WINGS BENEFIT RIDE
2008 - 1ST ANNUAL SAVE-A-VET BENEFIT RIDE

2008 - THORR BENEFIT RIDE
2008 - TASTE OF CHICAGO - Performing on the BEST BUY STAGE (Live In Chicago CD Release Event)
2007 - CREEKSIDE BLUES & BIKE FESTIVAL - Performing at one of the largest Blues & Bike festivals, 3 days of blues, bikes & fun!
2007 - MONTGOMERY SUMMER FESTIVAL

2007 - PRIDE OF THE FOX RIVERFEST - Performing in St. Charles, IL on the Harris Riverside Stage, 3 days of music, fun and 45,000 people!
2006 - FUN RUN FESTIVAL - Sponsored by N.E.W. 200

2006 - RICHTON PARK BONES & BLUES FESTIVAL - Sharing the stage with Koko Taylor, Jimmy Burns, Lurrie Bell and top Chicago blues acts!
2006 - MONTGOMERY SUMMER FESTIVAL
2006 - SOLDIER FIELD STADIUM - Performing at MLS Chicago Fire Soccer Team games!
2005 - MONTGOMERY SUMMER FESTIVAL
2005 - SOLDIER FIELD STADIUM - Performing at MLS Chicago Fire Soccer Team games!
2004 - MONTGOMERY SUMMER FESTIVAL
2004 - SOLDIER FIELD STADIUM - Performing at MLS Chicago Fire Soccer Team games!
2004 - CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL - Featured new artist on the Best Buy Showcase Stage. The world's largest free blues festival!
2003 - SOLDIER FIELD STADIUM - Performing at MLS Chicago Fire Soccer Team games!
2003 - ARTIST OF THE WALL FESTIVAL - Performing at one of Chicago's largest art festivals
2002 - SOLDIER FIELD STADIUM - Performing at MLS Chicago Fire Soccer Team games!
2001 - TASTE OF CHICAGO - Performing Rock n' Roll on the Fox TV Entertainment Stage!
2000 - TASTE OF CHICAGO - Performing Rock n' Roll on the Fox TV Entertainment Stage!
REVIEWS & PRESS:
2011 - IL ENTERTAINER - Studiophile article, upcoming CD releases "Rockin' At The Lakehouse & The R&B Sessions"

2011 - TRIB LOCAL LINCOLNSHIRE - Outlaws Riding To Lincolnshire "Preceded by opening act Windy City Rev Ups at Viper Alley".
2010 - IL ENTERTAINER - Studiophile article, upcoming 8 song DVD
2008 - IL ENTERTAINER - Sweet Home Chicago, "Swing Out Chicago" CD review
2008 - TASTE OF CHICAGO - Performing on the Best Buy Stage at one of Chicago's largest music events. Sponsored by Best Buy.
2008 - WASSUP LOCAL MAGAZINE - "This band is always seen performing with great professionalism  ... don't miss the opportunity to see WCRU".
2008 - CD DISTRIBUTION & RADIO AIR PLAY - Released "Live in Chicago" CD & "Swing Out Chicago" CD. 
2008 - SUBURBAN NITELIFE MAGAZINE - "The Windy City Rev Ups, on the map with not only one, but two CD's".
2008 - ILLINOIS ENTERTAINER - Chicago's largest music publication! The Windy City Rev Ups just released the "Live in Chicago" CD.
2007 - CROSSROADS BLUES SOCIETY - CD Review: One of the top Chicago bands!
2006 - BLUES MATTERS - CD Review: UK Music Publication. The energy is definitely there ... the result is a good album and great entertainment.
2006 - ILLINOIS ENTERTAINER - More good news!
2005 - SUBURBAN NITELIFE MAGAZINE - More good press!

DISCOGRAPHY:
2015 - LIVE AT BEER HOUSE CHICAGO - Features the the band recorded live in 2015 at BHC (Unreleased - TBD)

2015 - LIVE AT THE MACHINE SHOP - Features the "revved up" 5 piece recorded live in 2014 opening for blues legend, Larry McCary (Fan club release - CD)

2013 - LIVE IN CHICAGO II - Features 6 piece band with sax/flute performing covers and originals. (Fan club release - CD)

2012 - ROCKIN' AT THE LAKE HOUSE - Full on rock n' roll, a mix of Classic & Latin rock, plus electric blues, "tracked live" (Retail - CD)
2011 - THE R&B SESSIONS - A collection of jazzy instrumental tunes recorded at the historic Gretsch Recording Studio, Elmhurst, IL. (Retail - EP)

2010 - LIVE & ACOUSTIC VOL. 1 - Recorded live at Hanson Brothers Tavern, Northbrook, IL (Retail - CD)

2010 - LIVE & ACOUSTIC VOL. 2 - Recorded live at Hanson Brothers Tavern (Fan club release - CD)

2009 - REV IT UP - An 8 song collection of live songs (Fan club release - EP)

2008 - SWING OUT CHICAGO - Debut all original CD featuring 11 new songs! (Retail - CD)

2008 - LIVE IN CHICAGO - Rock n' blues recorded live, plus 2 studio bonus tracks! (Retail - CD)
LARGE MUSIC VENUES:
2016 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES AUDITORIUM - Windy City Duo "Live"

2015 - HOLLYWOOD CASINO

2014 - HOLLYWOOD CASINO

2013 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES - World famous music venue, performing monthly on the Back Porch Stage & Mojo Stage

2011 - VIPER ALLEY - Opening for Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater

2012 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES - World famous music venue, performing monthly on the Back Porch Stage & Mojo Stage
2011 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES - World famous music venue, performing monthly on the Back Porch Stage
2011 - VIPER ALLEY - Opening for The Outlaws

2011 - BROKEN OAR BAR & MARINA - Broken Blues Fest, Tribute to the Troops

2011 - US CELLULAR FIELD - White Sox Game

2010 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES - World famous music venue, performing on the Back Porch Stage!
2010 - BALLYDOYLE IRISH PUB - Large westside regional music venue!
2010 - US CELLULAR FIELD - White Sox Game

2009 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES - World famous music venue, performing on the Back Porch Stage!
2009 - MORGAN'S ON MAXWELL STREET - Located in downtown Chicago, right where electric blues music started!
2009 - BROKEN OAR BAR & MARINA - Chicagoland's largest outdoor play ground for boaters & bikers!
2008 - FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM - Performing at one of Chicago's top suburban music venues, "SOC" release party, standing room only!
2008 - GABE'S BACKSTAGE LOUNGE - Performing all original songs from the "Swing Out Chicago" CD.
2008 - FRANKIE'S BLUE ROOM - 1st performance and a great show ... full house!
2007 - BROKEN OAR BAR & MARINA - Chicagoland's largest outdoor play ground for boaters & bikers.
2004 - WHEATON GRAND THEATER - Special event, performing to a sold out crowd of 600 attendees!

SPONSORSHIPS:
2011 - CHICAGO WHITE SOX - US Cellular Field show

2010 - LIVE NATION - Chicago Blues Festival - HOB Tent
2010 - BEST BUY - Taste of Chicago - Stage & CD Signing
2010 - US CELLUAR FIELD - Sponsored by White Sox MLB Team
2009 - BEST BUY - Taste of Chicago - Stage & Retail Tent
2009 - OCEAN EYES - Polarized Performance Eyeware. WCRU performs exclusively in Ocean Eyes sunglasses at every show.
2008 - BEST BUY - Taste of Chicago - Stage & Retail Tent
2008 - NORTH CHICAGO VA MED CENTER - Special Event Concert Sponsored By: Round Lake Radio DJ "Big Time Richie" WRLR 98.3FM Radio
2006 - CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER TEAM - Performing at Soldier Field Stadium. Sponsored by MLS - Chicago Fire Soccer Team.
2005 - SAM ASH NATIONAL BAND SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM - The band's official sponsor; largest national music instrument retailer in U.S.
2005 - CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER TEAM - Performing at Soldier Field Stadium. Sponsored by MLS - Chicago Fire Soccer Team.
2004 - CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER TEAM - Performing at Soldier Field Stadium. Sponsored by MLS - Chicago Fire Soccer Team.
2003 - CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER TEAM - Performing at Cardinal Stadium in Naperville. Sponsored by MLS - Chicago Fire Soccer Team.
2002 - CHICAGO FIRE SOCCER TEAM - Performing at Cardinal Stadium in Naperville. Sponsored by MLS - Chicago Fire Soccer Team.

 

   

  



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