THE NEXT GENERATION OF CHICAGO ROCK N' BLUES!
—WINDY CITY REV UPS - OFFICIAL WEBSITE
L-R: 2017 DANNY BOY JAZZ BLUES FEST (N. IRELAND), 2016
GLENVIEW CONCERT SERIES, RIVER ROAST, 2016 ZOEY AT BLARNEY ISLAND, 2012 HOB, 2016 HOB, 2015 HOB, 2016 CHICAGO BLUES FEST -
RYAN SHEA & FAMOUS DAVE, 2016 VIC - RIVER ROAST
L-R: CLIF, JR, REV 2016 CHICAGO BLUES FEST, OPENING
FOR THE OUTLAWS, CLIF & REV RIVER ROAST, RICKY KEYS & RYAN, CLIF LEE HOB, RYAN SHEA, 2016 BOURBON STREET,
RYAN MUMBY, 2017 WINDY CITY DUO HOB, 2017 REV & FAMOUS DAVE HOB
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
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 CHICAGO HOB, 2017 LELAND FEST (AURORA)
L-R: REV - 2017 DANNY BOY JAZZ BLUES FEST
(N. IRELAND), DANNY BOY FEST WITH KAZ HAWKINS, DANNY BOY FEST WITH KAZ, MIKE RODBARD SHOW#2, DANNY BOY FEST STAGE, REV, GEORGE
AT FRANK OWENS MARQUEE, MICKEY, REV
L-R: REV -
HOB MOJO STAGE, ALBERT CUMMINGS, MIKE WHEELER, MATT SCHOFIELD, SHERYL YOUNGBLOOD, HOB EVENT, 2019 REV & TESLA, 2018 REV
& KEVIN GUFFY (HONG KONG), 2018 REV LIVE AT STUDIO ONE (CENTRAL HONG KONG)
L-R: 2018 REV & SHUN KIKUTA (JAPAN), 2018
REV & SHUN (JAPAN), 2018 REV AT THE WANCH (HONG KONG), 2018 REV & MOBHK, REV HARP & GUITAR (HK), 2018 REV &
MOBHK, 2018 REV AT SAILORS PUB (GERMANY), 2018 REV & FRIENDS
L-R: 2019 KEVIN PAUL, JIMI GUITAR, WINDY CITY DUO
DUO FOUNDATION RM, JOHN ABBATE, REV, (7) PIECE BAND, RYAN SHEA & RICH, TOM HOLLAND, PIERRE LACOCQUE "MISSISSIPPI
HEAT" & REV, MIKE WHEELER & REV, LOUIE "ROLLOVER" & REV
MESSAGE FROM THE BAND - MAY 2020:
shows for May are cancelled.
There are dates on the schedule from June thru December.
Check back soon for new and rescheduled dates.
Coming soon, on-line release
of "Live at the Machine Shop".
For additional band inforamtion
and social media go to:
- Music downloads and streaming - iTunes,
Spotify and more!
- Concert videos - You Tube and Facebook
- Photo and video-sharing - Instagram
safe, stay well and stay fun!
UPCOMING LIVE PERFORMANCES
2020 COMING SOON:
APR. FRI. 3 - CHICAGO HOUSE
OF BLUES "Live Band" - 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 9PM-12AM - CANCELLED
APR. SAT. 11 - DUNNING POUR HOUSE "1 Yr. Anniv. Event Live Band"
- 7718 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 8PM-12PM Featuring Rev, MG, George & Big John - CANCELLED
APR. THURS. 16 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES "Duo" - 329 N. Dearborn,
Chicago, IL 9:30PM Featuring Rev & George - CANCELLED
APR. FRI. 17
- CUDA'S BAR & GRILL "Live Band" - 27045 Grass Lake Rd, Antioch,
IL 8PM-12AM Featuring Rev, MG, George & Big John - CANCELLED
30 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES "Duo" - 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 5PM-7:30PM
Featuring Rev & George - CANCELLED
MAY FRI. 29 - FULLER'S
PUB "Live Band" - 3203 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 8:00PM-12AM Featuring Rev, George, Mickey
& Big John - CANCELLED
JUNE SUN. 21 - BOOTLEGGERS "Beer, Bands & BBQ"
- 25491 W. Old Grass Lake Rd., Antioch, IL 2PM-6PM. Featuring Rev, George, Hank & Bluesy Frank
JULY FRI. 24 - CUDA'S BAR & GRILL "Live Band" - 27045 Grass Lake Rd, Antioch, IL 8PM-12AM Featuring
Rev, MG, George & TBD - Revised Date
AUG. SUN. 30 - BOOTLEGGERS "Ryan's Run Special Event" - 25491 W. Old Grass Lake Rd., Antioch, IL
2PM-6PM. Featuring Rev, George, Mickey & Bluesy Frank
SEPT. FRI. 11 - COUNTRYSIDE
SALOON "Live Band" - 2501 E. Ballard Rd., Des Plaines, IL 8:30PM-12:30AM Featuring Rev, MG, George
& Big John - Revised Date
you at the next revved up rock n' blues show!
The Windy City Rev Ups band also known as
Windy City Duo have performed live shows together for over 15 years, toured internationally, released 10 CD's and have won
numerous song and music awards including "Best R&B Band", "Best Blues Band" and "Best Local CD
Release". Their music captures the characteristic sound of Chicago style blues fused with harmonica and guitar driven
rock n' roll. Their stage shows are far beyond ordinary and well suited for music lovers of all generations. They perform
popular music and originals that are guaranteed to get rock clubs rockin', blues joints smokin' and dance floors hoppin'.
BIO - The Windy
City Rev Ups have been performing for over 15 years, 1,000's of live shows all over Chicago and including international performances.
- Since 2008, the band has released 10 CD's and earned numerous Chicago area music
and media awards including Best Local CD Release, Best Blues Band and Best R&B Band.
STYLE OF MUSIC - They perform upbeat rock n' blues music, a mixed of popular blues standards, classic rock anthems and original songs.
- Their music captures the characteristic
sound of upbeat Chicago blues fused with soulful harmonica playing and guitar driven rock n' roll.
- The band's live performances get rock clubs rocking, blues rooms smoking
and dance floors hopping.
FAR BEYOND ORDINARY - Their music is well suited for music lovers of
- The band is fronted by the sole official member Rich "Windy City Rev", a triple threat on vocals, harmonica
- 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, soulful harmonica playing and full throttle guitars, saxophone
and Hammond organ tone.
band knows how to crowd build and get all types of audiences dancing and having fun.
- Depending on the type of venue and event the band will take requests, they
perform 100's of popular blues, rock and R&B songs.
- They are a hard working band, performing 80 to 100 shows a year at upscale venues all over Chicago,
including the House of Blues Chicago since 2009.
- The has performed monthly for over 10 years at the world famous House of
Blues Chicago and Foundation Room, over 500 live band and duo shows.
- They have appeared multiple times at Chicago Blues Festival (worlds largest
blues festival) and Taste of Chicago (one of the largest events in the Midwest).
- In 2018, Rich performed in Japan, Hong Kong and Germany.
- In 2017, the Windy City Rev Ups 5 piece band headlined
the 21st Annual Danny Boy Jazz and Blues Festival in Northern Ireland.
- Over the years, the Windy City Rev Ups have
appeared in 100's of venues, festivals and special events at Soldier Field Stadium, White Sox Stadium, Chicago Rock n' Roll
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, Broken Oar, River Roast, Smoke Daddy, Glenview
Town Center Summer Concert Series, Ravenswood Manor Fest, Richton Park Blues Fest, St. Charles Fest, Naperville Fest, Montgomery
Fest, Aurora Fest, Mt. Prospect Fest and many more.
- The semi acoustic duo and trio version of the band, often times referred to as the "Windy City Duo" have performed on rotation for many years at House of Blues Chicago, Joe's on Weed Street,
World of Beer, Weber Grill, Beer House Chicago, Bar Louie, Hotel Chicago Downtown and many more popular venues.
- The band has opened for and shared the stage with many well known top area and
world famous musicians.
- The list includes 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, Mike Wheeler,
Mississippi Heat, Kaz Hawkins Band in the UK, Kevin Guffy in Hong Kong, Shun Kikuta in Japan and many more.
CD COLLECTION &
MP3 DOWNLOADS - They have released 10 CD's and 100's of Mp3's worldwide since 2008, over 500 Spotify
listeners in 47 countries.
bands studio and live recordings feature a mix of original songs and popular cover tunes that sound seasoned and well versed.
- The most popular original songs include Swing Out Chicago, Alley Cat Blues, Red
White & Blue and Love Reaction.
- The live recordings
capture the bands full on go stage show.
- The Windy
City Rev Ups music has been featured in the USA and streamed all around the world on radio and cable television shows including
live broadcasts such 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, Napster, Zune, Spotify, Rhapsody, Amazon
and many other major on-line music retailers.
WEB SITE, SOCIAL NETWORKING & VIDEO SITES - They have multiple social media
fan sites, for the most up to date information the band on Facebook.
- The bands 20 page website includes their official schedule with confirmed and pending dates,
contact and booking information, concert photos, video links, music samples, promotional materials.
- Additional fan sites include MySpace, You Tube, Instagram, Twitter & Facebook.
BOOKING INFORMATION - The band can perform
in a variety of musical line ups to accomodate both large & small venues, 6 or 5 piece band to a more intimate acoustic
2 piece duo.
- The 6,5 & 4 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 full band
typically includes saxophone, piano and organ.
- The acoustic
trio or duo is perfect for private engagements and smaller more intimate venues.
- The band's cost is always reasonable, flexible and includes pro audio sound, lighting and supporting
- The band can be contacted directly
for bookings via their website or through Chicago's top area booking agents.
CONTACT - Email - email@example.com
- Website - www.windycityrevups.com
- Facebook - www.facebook.com/windycityrevups
- CD Baby - www.cdbaby.com/Artist/WindyCityRevUps
- You Tube - www.youtube.com/user/WindyCityRevUps
- iTunes - itunes.apple.com/us/artist/windy-city-rev-ups/id287283902
- Instagram - windycityrevups
- Twitter - #windycityrevups
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CD & ON-LINE RELEASES
L to R:
#1 - Live in Chicago (2008) - Retail Release
#2 - Swing Out Chicago (2008) - "All Original" Retail
#3 - Rev It Up (2009) - Fan Club Release
#4 - Live & Acoustic Vol. 1 (2010) - Retail Release
#5 - Live & Acoustic
Vol. 2 (2010) - Fan Club Release
#6 - The R&B Sessions (2011) - "Instrumental" Retail Release
#7 - Rockin' at the Lake
House (2012) - Retail Release
#8 - Live in Chicago II (2012) - Fan Club Release & 2019 Retail Release
#9 - Live at the Machine
Shop (2015) - Fan Club Release
#10 - In Motion (2019) - Fan Club Release
SOCIAL MEDIA SITES
MOST RECENT FAN CLUB & RETAIL
LIVE IN CHICAGO II - 2012 FAN CLUB & 2019 RETAIL RELEASE (AVAIL. ON-LINE)
IN MOTION - 2019 FAN CLUB
RELEASE (AVAIL. @ LIVE SHOWS)
LIVE AT THE MACHINE
SHOP - 2015 FAN CLUB (AVAIL. @ LIVE SHOWS)
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