Rock n Roll Chicago Podcast

Paul Martin, Ray Bernadisius

Interviews from the bands that made Rock N Roll in Chicago the greatest.

Hear from your favorite rock bands from the 60's until today!

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Wavelength is a Classic Rock band from the South Chicago Suburbs. Playing Classic Rock and, Progressive Rock, they have been playing to Chicagoland audiences for many years.

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19 de out.

53min 44s

Scott DuBose and 101 Ranch have been country rockin' the Chicagoland area for many many years. This is not your daddy's country! We had a chance to talk with Scott and learn about him and the band.

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5 de out.

57min 16s

Mock Star is a collaboration of some of the greatest musicians in the Midwest…all talented, seasoned players who will be playing some incredible music from the BEST decade ever - the 80s!! - by recreating it’s timeless music and having it played with the utmost respect to the originals with exceptional musical accuracy.

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14 de set.

54min 43s

The PriSSillas, a Chicago based cover band, plays with an intensity and passion that will keep you engaged from the first note...to the last. The PriSSillas Will Rock Your Soul! Delivered with a gritty, soulfulness The PriSSillas will engage you with songs that span the many decades and genres...from Janis Joplin to Jack White, Lynyrd Skynard to Little Big Town, and the Rolling Stones to Radiohead. More Than Just Music...This is No Ordinary Band! The ultimate goal for every show is to entertain, not just play music. And that's exactly what they do! Their high-energy performance will keep you mesmerized. There is no doubt they love what they do and they love their audience. The fun and energy onstage is contagious and The PriSSillas have a chemistry that jumps off the stage with every beat.

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10 de ago.

49min 14s

The crowds just get bigger and bigger. 2021's most talked about 80's band, JESSIE'S GIRL, takes 80's fun to a higher level - A DANCE YOUR FACE OFF attitude! Every member has amazing musical roots and every song is embedded in the history of music. Catch a show. There's NOTHING ELSE BUT MAXIMUM FUN!!!

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3 de ago.

37min 28s

South of 30 is an Americana Roots Rock sound with some added edge and more taste of originals, a little country and some good time rock n roll. Paul and Ray had a great interview with them and their backstory.

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13 de jul.

51min 4s

Ashley Victoria has been singing since the age of 5. Singing with her father's band growing up gave her the confidence to start performing more throughout elementary and middle school. In 2014 she decided to tryout for a singing competition at one of the local bars in her area. That was the first time she had ever sang with a live band on stage. It was there that a local cover band discovered her, asking her to sing with them.

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22 de jun.

38min 32s

Simply Elton is a celebration of Sir Elton John's incredible musical career. Brian Harris and the Mad Hatters Band will transport you to the magic of an Elton concert, playing music spanning the icon's entire career. In addition to the spot-on Elton-styled vocals, wild costuming and endless energy, the virtuoso and rocking piano playing will leave audiences speechless. If you're going to see ONE Elton tribute, this is the one to see!

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8 de jun.

49min 5s

Greg Rapp ia a full time musician living in the suburbs of Chicago. He works fulltime with the Chris Cornell inspired tribute Super Unknown, 90s rockers Mallrats, and part time with the Magnificent Events bands. He has also have worked or subbed with Hillbilly Rockstars, Sugar High,Woogie, Rendition, Hairbangers ball, The Mix, Wedding Banned, Black Cadillac, Deja Vu, Hey Jimmy, Mike and Joe, Catfight, Hello Nuvo, The Partyhardigans, Compass Church, Lateralus, and many others. You may also be able to find him at Vics Drum Shop in Chicago.

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1 de jun.

52min 39s

Carl Giammarese began his music career as a founding member of The Buckinghams, as lead guitarist and vocalist, in 1965. The Buckinghams were an important part of creating the sounds of American rock music after the British invasion had arrived and changed everything. The Buckinghams enjoyed No. 1 status and other positions on Billboard’s music charts for 5 years. They released 15 hit singles and 4 albums that charted, and they toured nationally for five years.

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25 de mai.

49min 20s

CHASING AMY is a female fronted high-energy rock cover band comprised of seasoned pros that are dedicated to throwing a party with great music and good times. The band performs a cross section of hard driving Rock and Pop hits from the 60’s thru today and serves up a very eclectic set list. Whether it’s Zeppelin, Queen, Heart, Journey, Janis Joplin, Styx, Bruno Mars or Madonna, if it rocks we’ll kick it Chasing Amy style.

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18 de mai.

43min 31s

Pino Farina is a singer-songwriter whose emotive performances are filled with songs of love, heartache, redemption and renewal. After touring the country extensively with his award-winning band Pun̈sapaya he stepped away for a time of rediscovery as an artist, songwriter and performer. In 2018, Pino released “Start Over Again” and has been enthusiastically welcomed back performing in different combinations with Pino Farina Band (solo, duo, or full). 

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11 de mai.

53min 27s

He was born in Chicago, and started playing guitar around age six. At 19, he joined his father, who by then had influenced some of the most well-known bluesman of our history: Jimmy Reed, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Johnny Winter, and Junior Wells. For 12 years the two would tour together, putting Ronnie out front with Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and Koko Taylor. In 1998, when he was 32, his father told him to go solo.

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4 de mai.

48min 3s

Rick Lindy has a voice as big as Texas. Performing Rock and Roll hits of the 1950's, 60's and 70's as well as Surf, Rock-a-billy, and original songs. You're sure to remember some of your favorites.

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27 de abr.

47min 52s

BTB is Chicago-land's premier tribute to P!NK, Gwen Stefani, and Lady Gaga. The band showcases the energy and songs of the multi-platinum-selling, Grammy award-winning stars with other fierce female artists of pop and rock.​ BTB is led by vocalist Charity, who brings their energy and power vocals to the stage. Bobby on guitar, and Dan on drums. ​Together, they bring you a fun, energetic show that will keep you coming back!

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20 de abr.

40min 4s

Cover 21: Ignite Chicago is a feel good documentary/movie that delivers a message of positivity through the concertless summer of COVID-19, 2020. It stories a journey of one dude’s quest for his rock-n-roll therapy with the help of some of the best bands in Chicago. It gives the viewer some current up-close knowledge of their favorite Chicagoland artists while creating a new feeling of hope and excitement for the  return and future of live music in Chicago.  With some new original music along with a powerful cover of a classic hit, the film hopes to remind us all that dreams can came true no matter how big your dreams are. 

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13 de abr.

39min 50s

From back in the archives we meet up with the guys from Way Cool Rhythm Fools. No longer playing (but are they?) they have some great stories to tell.

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6 de abr.

46min 33s

Whether you’re looking to bring back the memory of a favorite concert seen in 1985 or seeking a true-to-life representation of what a rock concert was like in the 80’s, Hairbanger’s Ball provides both the music and the mayhem for young and old alike, bundled together in a 6-piece, high octane lineup. Featuring powerful male and female lead vocals, some serious ax grinding and renditions of classic songs so much like the original you’d swear you’d gone back in time, Hairbanger’s Ball leaves nothing to be desired after seeing and listening to them live, which is why they’ve been named “Best Rock Band” in Chicago by their throngs of adoring fans.

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30 de mar.

47min 22s

This week Paul and Ray get together with the boys from My Metal Heart. They're keeping the greatest hard-rockin' songs of the '80s alive!! Dressed to the nines and turned up to 10! You won't want to miss them.

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23 de mar.

46min 30s

SEMPLE is a Chicago based band that prides itself on it's entertaining combination of musicianship and high energy stage performance. Fronted by one of the city’s most prominent lead singers and the band’s namesake, Keith Semple, every show is guaranteed to be a nonstop great time!

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16 de mar.

55min 6s

This episode we bring you Kenny Cetera. Joining us, as cohost this week, is Ed Kammerer who was a bandmate of Kenny's in Freewheelin' (Ep 30). Kenny Cetera's CHICAGO EXPERIENCE will take you back to a time that made you look forward to living your life to its fullest....with inspirational songs that will make you smile and feel stronger every day. All you have to do is listen.

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9 de mar.

51min 44s

Worth The Risk! Five seasoned musicians playing music older than your kids, and younger than your parents. We got the band together to talk about how it all started and where it's going.

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2 de mar.

54min 23s

Northwest Indiana country singer/songwriter Nate Venturelli, a union welder by day, has been gaining popularity and support as a singer/songwriter from various unions around the country due to his original tune about blue collar workers titled, "Union Man," written about his grandfather. Check out what Nate has to say about this song, as well as his career.

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23 de fev.

36min 51s

Going back a little this week, back to the late 70's and early 80's. This week we bring you Ray Vanda, guitarist with Christian Friday and Falcon Eddy.  These two groups were very popular around town for many years.  Check out Ray's story.

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16 de fev.

38min 4s

These chicks rock!” is the reaction you hear when The Gingers hit the stage! Their high-energy arsenal is filled with the greatest rock covers sprinkled with playful surprises. Their rough edge tackles traditionally testosterone-fueled tunes and is nicely bookended with plenty of layer-cake harmonies and melodic favorites that audiences know and love.  Each of the front-line women of The Gingers, along with their rock solid “guy drummer”, have a road-tested performance history around the Chicago festival and club music scene. Their genuine love for fun is contagious! “The Gingers Rock!”

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9 de fev.

46min 27s

STRAIGHT OUT OF CHICAGO HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS, FRANK ROSSI HAS BEEN PERFORMING ALL AROUND THE CHICAGOLAND AREA FOR DECADES. HE PLAYS ACCORDION AND KEYS FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF EVENTS. FRANK IS AN ENTERTAINER FOR THE AGES, AND ONE FOR ALL AGES. WHETHER IT'S AT THE LOCAL JAZZ CLUB, A WEDDING, OR A BIRTHDAY PARTY, FRANK IS SEEN ALL OVER CHICAGO CHARMING AUDIENCES WHEREVER HE GOES.

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2 de fev.

51min 36s

For over twenty years Len and John have been entertaining in and around Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. From your local bar or festival, to your living room, backyard or Banquet Hall, The Acoustiholics are perfect for anyone who enjoys live music! They truly enjoy performing songs that everyone relates to, the songs you grew up to, to songs you dance to, and the songs you love to sing along to! From the 60's to today's current hits, The Acoustiholics have got you covered!

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26 de jan.

50min 15s

The Chicago Experience is the nation's premiere tribute to the legendary band "Chicago." A tribute to Rock With Horns featuring: Steve Frost, Jim Massoth, Terry Viano, Brian Hemstock, Eric Caliendo, Ron Brandt, Tim Rutter, Paul Wood & Adam Cowger.

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19 de jan.

56min 20s

Changing things up a bit today, we talked with Eddie Korosa Jr. - Chicago's Polka King! Eddie's roots in music go way way back. All the way back to his dad, Eddie Korosa Sr. Eddie and his band have a spot in the history of Chicago music - POLKA!

12 de jan.

41min 58s

Paul and Ray reminisce about all the great folks they talked with throughout the year. From beginning to end. Also they feature some of their bloopers and outtakes.

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2 de jan.

50min 53s

From the powerful guitar duel in “Hotel California” to the shimmering harmonies of “Peaceful Easy Feeling” a Heartache Tonight show is a true Eagles concert experience featuring all the timeless classic songs from one of the greatest rock bands of all time. With meticulous attention to every detail, Heartache Tonight brings together music from all eras and incarnations of this huge American rock powerhouse that produced hits over four decades.

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dez. de 2020

47min 28s

Since 1998, Maggie Speaks has provided high quality, experienced, and customizable musical entertainment to private and public events from Sydney to Venice to our hometown of Chicago. You can find them playing somewhere nearly every day of the week. We were joined by Dave Calzaretta to get the story of the band.

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dez. de 2020

47min 48s

Hillbilly Rockstarz are Chicago's very own country super group, specializing in covering the latest hits in country music, along with many of your classic favorites. This band is always true to the original recording, so they've always gotcha covered. HBRS Setlist's are full of radio friendly country music. This headlining show promote's a good time, feel good, performance. Country Music fans love their connection with the audience. Leader of the band and founding member Scott Lewis... "IT'S ALL ABOUT GOOD TIMES WITH GOOD PEOPLE"

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dez. de 2020

51min 12s

The Outfit, from Chicago have been creating a buzz since coming on to the rock scene. Their first single “Soldier Boy” released in 2018, secured the #34 spot on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart. The band isn’t re-inventing the wheel, and it never tries to; thats it’s charm. The three words to describe the band is Original, bold, rock. The Outfit shows they have the chops of veteran musicians, yet the forward thinking attitude to make an impact with a fresh unique sound for today’s music scene.

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nov. de 2020

41min 45s

Animation has been headlining as “A Tribute to RUSH” since their first show in March, 1987 at “Chances R” in Palatine, IL. Animation is a Chicago based 3 Piece RUSH Tribute Band. They are 3 RUSH fanatics who’s attention to the details and nuances of RUSH music allow them to re-create an extremely accurate rendition of the original trio’s music. The band covers ALL eras of Rush, from the first album, to their latest CD.

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nov. de 2020

44min 16s

Back by popular demand Mark Dawson. Former member of Street Kids, Dreamer, All Night Newsboys and currently the vocals & bass for The Grassroots.

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nov. de 2020

43min 43s

Brooklyn Charmers is a Steely Dan tribute band comprised of some of Chicago's top players. With masterful precision and obsessive dedication to the music, Brooklyn Charmers injects a new energy into the beloved catalogue; bridging the gap between new and lifelong fans alike. ​Steely Dan's blend of rock and jazz, along with their infectious hooks and poignant lyrics, put them in another league in the eyes of critics and fans. Their prolific and consistent output throughout the 1970's cements them as classic rock royalty. Brooklyn Charmers are excited to carry the torch into the new generation.

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nov. de 2020

42min 13s

Todd Sucherman continues to be one of the world’s most in demand drummers and educators. While recording touring the world with the multi platinum rock band STYX for the last twenty four years, he’s managed to balance a schedule of recording sessions, masterclasses, clinics, and creating the enormously successful “Rock Drumming Masterclass” for Drumeo. Todd has been recognized by his peers winning many Modern Drummer Magazine Reader’s Poll awards through the years taking top honors in the categories of Rock Drummer, Progressive Rock Drummer, Classic Rock Drummer, Live Drummer, Clinician, Educational DVD, Recorded performance, and multiple placements in other categories. In 2020 after playing drums for forty nine years, he released his first solo record, “Last Flight Home.”

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out. de 2020

57min 38s

Past Performances: Tommy Scheckel. A favorite of our listeners so we though we would run it once again! Drummer for The Buckinghams for 27 years and now with Paul Revere's Raiders since 2010, Tommy is still rockin' the house!

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out. de 2020

42min 32s

Mike Arturi is a lifelong professional musician and music lover. Mike has toured, performed, and/or recorded with numerous internationally acclaimed artists including Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, and Del Shannon. Since 1996 Mike has been a full time member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee band, The Lovin’ Spoonful!

out. de 2020

50min 25s

Chicago based band Revival, covers American swamp rock, classic rock and blues music. You are sure to tap your toes and shake what your momma gave you.

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set. de 2020

42min 10s

Frank Orrall is the founder, frontman / multi-instrumentalist for the 'Acous-tronic' Rock & Soul group; Poi Dog Pondering. He is also: Percussionist and Singer for the D.C. based outernationalists; Thievery Corporation. (His other side projects include: Palm Fabric Orchestra, Mourning Doves and 8fatfat8).

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set. de 2020

49min 46s

Chicago's premiere 50's band form the 70's and into the 80's. We were joined by Joe Cantafio, founder of the band.

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set. de 2020

45min 7s

Formed in late 2007, Lights Out Chicago replicates the music of UFO in meticulous detail. Fans that see the band will hear the entire "Strangers in the Night" played with the same fire and passion as we to take you back to a very memorable night when UFO invaded the Chicago Amphitheater on October 13th 1978.

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set. de 2020

48min 38s

You can find them all over the south side performing their blend of current rock, classic rock, country, Irish, and party favorites. You can expect them to perform while walking around the bar, on top of the bar, or sometimes playing outside of the bar on the street. You can bet there will be fun crowds and great music at every performance ....and maybe a little Jameson too.

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ago. de 2020

53min 24s

Everett Dean started his music career by winning his first music contest at the age of 12. Since then he has perfected his electrifying style of music. He and his backing group, The Lonesome Hearts, are one of the nation’s hottest bands. Raw Rockabilly - High Octane Rock & Roll!

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jul. de 2020

42min 42s

The Crawpuppies are not a cajun band or anything like it. They are one of the most solid original / cover pop rock bands you'll ever come across. Hailing from Northwest Indiana, these veteran rockers have been entertaining audiences of all ages, sizes, and tastes since 1995. From festivals, to weddings, to bar gigs, these guys can do something for everyone.

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jun. de 2020

52min 5s

Scott May (b.1954) is a Musician/Producer best known as the Organist of Chicago’s Ides Of March since 1990. Also known as the leader of his “One-Armed Orchestra”-named after a role created during his tenure with the then top-rated morning drive host Kevin Matthews on Chicago's WLUP-FM. Audiences outside of the Windy City may remember Scott as the sidekick for legendary talk-show host Morton Downey Jr. on TV and Radio, or as the “House Band” for Caroline’s Comedy Hour on the A&E Network.

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jun. de 2020

43min 29s

And so is this glam punk heavy rock product from the dark side of Chicago. Tiny Bit of Giant’s Blood may also be used to describe: a lion on stimulants / a velvet jumper two sizes too small / a blast of radiant light that will render you temporarily immortal / a mysterious dark liquid that wants very much to be pulsating inside of you.

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jun. de 2020

43min 29s

This week we talk with Dave Zane, guitarist for The Buckinghams and Jay and the Americans.

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jun. de 2020

49min 1s