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Pictures: 2015 HOB, 2012 Rev Ups - Chicago House of Blues, 2011 Outlaws Concert Viper Alley, Official Band Logo #2, 2015 Marshall Tucker Band Concert Tailgaters, 2015 Charlie Daniels Band Concert Arcada Theater, 2016 Chicago HOB.




APRIL FRI. 8 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES - 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 9:00PM. Full band featuring Rev, George, MG, Clif Lee & Bluesy Frank. BLUES BAND 

APRIL SUN. 10 - RIVER ROAST "Blues Brunch" - 315 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL. 12-3PM. Featuring Rev, Mickey, Bluesy & George. BLUES BAND

APRIL THURS. 14 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES - 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 5:00PM. Rev & Ryan. WINDY CITY DUO

APRIL FRI. 15 - TILTED KILT - 1055 S Weber Rd. Bolingbrook, IL 9:30PM-12AM. Rev & George. WINDY CITY DUO

APRIL SAT. 16 - CUDA'S BAR & GRILL - 27045 Grass Lake Rd., Antioch, IL 8PM-12AM. Featuring Rev, MG, Bluesy & George. ROCK N' BLUES BAND

APRIL FRI. 22 - WEBER GRILL "Smokey Joe's Bar" - 2331 Fountain Square Drive, Lombard, IL 6-9PM. Rev, Aaron & Famous Dave. UNPLUGGED

APRIL SUN. 24 - BROKEN OAR - 614 Rawson Bridge Rd, Port Barrington, IL 2-6PM. Rev, Aaron, JR, Hank & Bluesy Frank. ROCK N' BLUES BAND (Weather Permitting)

APRIL SAT. 30 - LUIGI'S HOUSE - Cancelled

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STYLE OF MUSIC - Revved up rock n' blues!

REV IT UP -  The Windy City Rev Ups perform popular music that is guaranteed to get rock clubs rockin', blues rooms smokin' and dance floors hoppin'. Their music captures the characteristic up beat R&B sound of Chicago fused with traditional hard hitting guitar driven Rock n' Roll. The band's credentials include 1,000's of live performances, over 15 years of live shows, 9 CD releases, numerous Chicago media song and music awards including "Best Local CD Release", "Best R&B Band" and "Best Blues Band". 

THE STORY - The band performs regularly at Chicago House of Blues and at other well known venues and festivals including Chicago Blues Festival, Tastes of Chicago, Chicago Rock n' Roll Half Marathon, Soldier Field Stadium, US Cellular Field, Arcada Theater, Hollywood Casino, Blue Chip Casino, Hilton Chicago, Blarney Island, Viper Alley, Frankie's Blue Room, Harlem Ave. Lounge, River Roast "Blues Brunch". Trio and duo acoustic show venues include Weber Grill, World of Beer, Joe's on Weed St., Beer House Chicago and regular "Mojo's" at Chicago House of Blues featured as the Windy City Duo. The band has shared the stage with the Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws, Wishbone Ash, Nighthawks, Larry McCray, Jimmy Burns, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, Joe Bonamassa, Koko Taylor, Carlos Johnson, Lurrie Bell, Anthony Gomes and many more.

GREAT SONGS - The Windy City Rev Ups music is well suited for music lovers of all generations! They perform popular songs plus radio ready revved up originals. Depending on the type of venue or event they take requests and will provide audiences with a song list that contains Classic & Latin Rock anthems, Electric Blues standards and Motown hits. The band knows how to get audiences dancing and the right time to play all types of great rock and blues music.

FAR BEYOND ORDINARY - The Windy City Rev Ups are a tight, rocking band that performs full throttle originals and gutsy cover tunes. The professional quality of the band is complemented by the lead singer's bluesy voice combined with soulful harmonica playing and ripping lead & high power rhythm guitars. Large venue shows include saxophone, flute, piano and authentic Hammond B3 organ & Leslie Speaker tone. The bands line up features well known Chicago area professional rock, blues and jazz musicians.

CD COLLECTION & MP3 DOWNLOADS - The bands live and studio recordings feature a mix of original and popular cover songs that are deep in the blues, seasoned and have a muscular rock n' roll vibe. The original songs sound seasoned and well versed, such as "Swing Out Chicago", a modern blues anthem that's reminiscent of "Sweet Home Chicago", "Alley Cat Blues" a country style rocker, "Red, White & Blue", a patriotic theme song, "Rolling Thunder", a song written for rubber burning music lovers and "Love Reaction", a soulful R&B tune. The live recordings capture their on stage ferocious, yet well-honed revved up performances. Their music has been featured on the radio in the USA and overseas, during live broadcast such as Hambone's Blues Party WDCB, in interviews and on Cable TV. Worldwide music sales and CD packaging is distributed by CD Baby, the world’s largest distributor of independent music. The Windy City Rev Ups music is available at live shows and on-line from CD Baby, iTunes USA, Napster, Zune, Spotify, Rhapsody, Amazon and other major on-line music retailers. A total of 9 CD's and 100's of Mp3's are available and live shows and on-line! 

1. LIVE IN CHICAGO (2008) - Official Retail Release

2. SWING OUT CHICAGO (2008) - Official Retail Release

3. REV IT UP (2009) - Fan Club Release

4. LIVE & ACOUSTIC VOL. 1 (2010) - Official Retail Release

5. LIVE & ACOUSTIC VOL. 2 (2010) - Fan Club Release

6. THE R&B SESSIONS (2011) - Official Retail Release

7. ROCKIN' AT THE LAKE HOUSE (2012) - Official Retail Release

8. LIVE IN CHICAGO II (2013) - Fan Club Release

9. LIVE AT THE MACHINE SHOP (2015) - Fan Club Release


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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 page on Facebook, You Tube and MySpace. If you like the band, like them on Facebook, join the Rev Ups street team or fan club email group. 

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BOOKING INFORMATION - The Windy City Rev Ups perform in a variety of musical line ups ranging from the full band to an acoustic/electric trio or duo. The full 4, 5 or 6 piece band is perfect for all types of music festivals, special events, large and small venues including restaurants, lounges and private engagements. The acoustic/electric trio or duo performs at smaller venues, cafes and regularly on the "Mojo Stage" at Chicago House of Blues. 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.


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