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L-R Top: 2010 Shirley King & Rev "Live & Acoustic" CD 1&2 Release Event, 2011 Rev at Outlaws Concert, Windy City Rev Ups - Official Band Logo #2, 2014 Rev "Live in Chicago II" CD Insert, 2016 Rev & Kate Moss Chicago HOB.

L-R Bottom: 2012 Windy City Rev Ups Chicago HOB, 2015 Rev at Chicago HOB, 2015 Rev at Chicago HOB on Mojo Stage, 2015 Windy City Rev Ups at Marshall Tucker Concert, 2016 Clif Lee & Rev at River Roast





JUNE SAT. 11 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES - 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 5:00PM. Rev & Ryan. WINDY CITY DUO

JUNE SUN. 12 - CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL - Windy City Blues Society Stage, Grant Park, Chicago, IL Approx. 3:00 to 4:15PM. Rev, JR, MG, Bluesy, Ricky Keys, Clif Lee & Special Guests.

JUNE FRI. 17 - JOE'S ON WEED ST. "Roof Top" - 940 W. Weed Street, Chicago, IL 7:00PM. Featuring Rev, Ryan & JR WINDY CITY TRIO

JUNE THURS. 23 - WDCB 90.9FM PUBLIC RADIO "Hambone's Blues Party" - Live radio performance featuring the "Live @ Machine Shop" CD line up! 10PM-11PM

JUNE TUES. 28 - THE GLEN TOWN CENTER, NAVY PARK - 2030 Tower Drive, Glenview, IL. 6:30PM-8:30PM. Featuring Rev, Bluesy Frank, Famous Dave, MG & Ricky Keys. OUTDOOR STAGE SHOW

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New 2015 CD Release: Live @ The Machine Shop

Featured Song: I'm Tore Down

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STYLE OF MUSIC - The Windy City Rev Ups perform revved up rock n' blues! Best described as high energy R&B mixed with originals, classic blues standards and rock n' roll anthems.

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 is fronted by the sole official member "Rev" who regularly performs at Chicago House of Blues, over 150 other Chicago area 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, Smoke Daddy, Richton Park, St. Charles, Naperville, Montgomery, Aurora and many more. Rotational trio and duo acoustic show venues include Joe's on Weed St., Bar Louie, Weber Grill, World of Beer, Beer House Chicago and regularly at Chicago House of Blues featured as the "Windy City Duo". The band opened for and shared the stage with many great artists over the years that include the Charlie Daniels Band, Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws, Wishbone Ash, Nighthawks, Larry McCray, Jimmy Burns, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, Joe Bonamassa, Shirley King, Koko Taylor, Carlos Johnson, Lurrie Bell, Anthony Gomes and many more.

FAR BEYOND ORDINARY - The professional quality of the band is complemented by the lead singer's bluesy voice combined with soulful harmonica playing and powerful guitar. Larger shows include multiple musicians fronting on lead guitar, saxophone, flute, piano and Hammond B3 organ with authentic Leslie Speaker tone. The bands line up features Chicago area professional blues, rock and jazz musicians.

GREAT SONGSThe 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 100's of popular songs. The band knows how to crowd build and get young and old audiences dancing to great music.

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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