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Pictures: Windy City Rev Ups - 2015 & 2012 Chicago House of Blues, 2011 Viper Alley, 2007 Official Band Logo, 2011 Viper Alley, 2015 Marshall Tucker Band Concert, Windy City Duo - 2015 Chicago HOB Auditorium.




OCT. FRI. 9 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES "Mojo Stage" - 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 5PM-8PM Rev & Special Guest. WINDY CITY DUO  

OCT. FRI. 16 - RESERVE 22 - 485 Winchell Way, Glen Ellyn, IL 7-10PM Featuring Rev & Friends. ACOUSTIC SHOW

OCT. FRI. 23 - WEBER GRILL "Smokey Joe's Bar" - 2331 Fountain Square Drive, Lombard, IL 6-9PM. ACOUSTIC SHOW

OCT. SAT. 24 - BEER HOUSE CHICAGO - 322 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, IL 9PM-12AM. ACOUSTIC SHOW

OCT. FRI. 30 - HALLOWEEN PARTY "Open To Public" - VFW Post 7452 Halloween Party, 121 N River St, Montgomery, IL 8PM-12AM - SPECIAL EVENT BAND 




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STYLE OF MUSIC - Revved Up Rock n' Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Dance and Swing music.

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 10 years of live shows, 8 CD releases, numerous Chicago media song and music awards including "Best Local CD Release", "Best Blues Band" and "Best R&B Band". 

THE STORY - The Windy City Rev Ups band, fronted by "Windy City Rev" have been a part of the Chicago music scene for many years. The lineup features all types of professional great rock, blues and jazz musicians. The band has been showcased on radio shows and in 100's of popular music venues and festivals all over Chicago including multiple performances at the Chicago Blues Festival, Taste of Chicago, Soldier Field Stadium, US Cellular Field, Chicago Rock n' Roll Half Marathon Series and headlining monthly at Chicago House of Blues on the Back Porch and Auditorium Stage since 2009. Other large, popular venues include Blarney Island, Viper Alley, Hollywood Casino, Frankie's Blue Room, Blue Chip Casino, Arcada Theater and more. The band has opened and shared the stage with many rock acts including The Charlie Daniels Band (Windy City Duo), Wishbone Ash, The Outlaws, Anthony Gomes and Marshall Tucker Band*, plus numerous top blues acts like Koko Taylor, Jimmy Burns, Lurrie Bell, Carlos Johnson, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, The Nighthawks, Joe Bonamassa* and Larry McCray. The acoustic duo and trio line up is featured regularly at national restaurant chains including Weber Grill, World of Beer and at Chicago House of Blues restaurant as an electric duo.

GREAT SONGS - The Windy City Rev Ups music is well suited for music lovers of all generations! They perform popular songs plus radio ready 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, R&B, Jazz, Motown classics and Rock n' Roll dance tunes!

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 & rhythm guitars. Most large stage performances include saxophone, flute, piano and authentic Hammond B3 organ. The band knows how to get audiences dancing and the right time to play all types of great music.

CD COLLECTION & MP3 DOWNLOADS - The Windy City Rev Ups have been out there headlining shows for years, proving just how necessary it is to create unfettered, heavy blues and muscular rock n' roll. Many of the bands recordings feature original songs that 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 fried rocker, "Rolling Thunder", a theme song for rubber burning music lovers and "Love Reaction", a soulful R&B tune with a funky vibe. The live recordings capture their on stage ferocious, yet well-honed cover songs mixed with originals. Their music has been featured on the radio in the USA and overseas, during live broadcast, in interviews and on Cable TV live performances. 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 & Mp3's include (4) CD limited edition "fan club" releases and (5) "official" on-line downloadable and CD package retail releases: 


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, plus web pages on Facebook, You Tube and MySpace. If you like the band, like them on Facebook or join the fan club. You will get periodic updates, candid photos, live performance videos, fan club messages and at live shows when available free CD's or "Rev Up" T-shirts. The Windy City Rev Ups welcome "street team" supporters! Check out and download the bands bootleg quality MP3 recording's on the "Join the Fan Club" page. New songs are added periodically!

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BOOKING INFORMATION - The Windy City Rev Ups perform in a variety of musical line ups ranging from an acoustic/electric duo or trio to a 4, 5 or 6 piece full band. Most performances feature the 4 or 5 piece band. The acoustic guitar duo/trio and 4 piece band is perfect for small music venues and private engagements. The acoustic duo/trio has performed at weddings, cafes and regularly as an opening act at Chicago House of Blues on the Mojo Stage. The 4, 5 or 6 piece band is perfect for all types of music venues including restaurants, lounges, private engagements and large or small special events. The band's cost is flexible and includes professional quality sound and lighting. The band is also available through well-known Chicago booking agents. Contact the band today to schedule a live show! Email:

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