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
2019 OFFICIAL SCHEDULE - COMING SOON:
- DEC. SAT. 7 - LEE
STREET SPORTS BAR "Live Band" - 1122 Lee Street, Des Plaines, IL 9:30PM-1:00AM Featuring Rich (Vocals, guitar,
harmonica), George (lead guitar), Mickey (bass), Big John (drums).
- DEC. FRI. 13 - BRCC "Private
Event" - 350 Boulder Drive, Lake in the Hills, IL. 7:00-11:00PM. Featuring Rev & George "Windy City Rev
Ups - Duo".
- DEC. SAT. 14 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES "Duo" - 329 N. Dearborn,
Chicago, IL 6:30PM-8:30PM Featuring Rev & George on lead guitar.
- DEC. THURS. 19 - CHICAGO
HOUSE OF BLUES "Live Band" - 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 9:00PM Featuring Rev, Mickey, George, Kevin Paul
& Big John on drums.
- DEC. FRI. 20 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES "Duo" - 329
N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 5:00PM-8:30PM Featuring Rev & George on lead guitar.
SUN. 5 - RIVER ROAST "Live Band" - 315 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 12PM to 3PM
Featuring Rev, Mickey, George & Bluesy Frank on drums.
- JAN. WED. 8 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES
"Duo" - 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 7:00PM Featuring Rev & Zoey
- JAN. TUES. 14 - CHICAGO
HOUSE OF BLUES "Duo" - 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 4:00PM Featuring Rev & George "Very Special
- JAN. SAT. 18 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES "Duo" - 329 N. Dearborn,
Chicago, IL 5:00PM Featuring Rev & Kevin Paul on lead guitar!
- JAN. WED. 22 - CHICAGO HOUSE
OF BLUES "Duo" - 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 7:00PM Featuring Rev & Zoey
- JAN. MON. 27 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES "Duo" - 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 4:00PM Featuring Rev & George
THURS. 30 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES "Live Band" - 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 8:00PM
Featuring Rev, MG, George, Kevin Paul & John Abbate on drums.
See you at the next revved up rock n' blues show!
BIO - The Windy City Rev Ups have been performing
for over 15 years and their experience includes 1,000's of live shows, plus 10 CD releases which have earned the band numerous
Chicago area music and media awards including Best Local CD Release, Best Blues Band and Best R&B Band.
STYLE OF MUSIC - The Windy City Rev Ups perform revved up rock n' blues music, a mixed of original songs, classic blues standards and rock n' roll anthems. Their
music captures the characteristic sound of Chicago Blues fused with traditional hard hitting harmonica playing and guitar
driven Rock n' Roll. The Windy City Rev Ups live performances get rock clubs rocking, blues rooms smoking
and dance floors hopping.
FAR BEYOND ORDINARY - The band is fronted by the sole official member Rich "Rev", a triple threat on vocals, harmonica and
guitar. 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 and soulful harmonica
playing combined with full throttle guitars, saxophone, piano and Hammond organ and Leslie speaker tone. The Windy City
Rev Ups music is well suited for music lovers of all generations! Depending on the type of venue or event they take requests
and perform 100's of popular blues, rock and R&B songs. The band knows how to crowd build and get all types of audiences
dancing and having fun.
CREDENTIALS - The band has been performing for over 10 years at House of Blues Chicago and has appeared
multiple times at Chicago Blues Festival, the worlds largest free blues festival and Taste of Chicago, one of the largest
events in the Midwest. In 2018 Rich performed internationally in Japan, Hong Kong and Germany. In 2017, the 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 including 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, Ravenswood Manor, Richton Park, St. Charles, Naperville, Montgomery, Aurora, Mt.
Prospect 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, Kaz Hawkins Band in
the UK, Kevin Guffy in Hong Kong, Shun Kikuta in Japan and many more.
CD COLLECTION & MP3 DOWNLOADS - A total of 10 CD releases
and 100's of Mp3's are available at live shows and on-line. The 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 and super tight 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 USA, Napster, Zune, Spotify, Rhapsody, Amazon and many other major on-line music
L to R: #1 Live in Chicago (2008) - Retail Release,
#2 Swing Out Chicago (2008) - "All Original" Retail Release, #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 (2013) - Fan Club Release, #9 Live at the Machine Shop (2015) - Fan Club Release, #10 In Motion (2019) - Fan Club Release.
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 site on Facebook, You Tube and MySpace. If
you want the most up to date scheduling information, photos and videos follow the band on Facebook or Instagram.
BOOKING INFORMATION - The Windy City Rev Ups perform in a variety of musical line ups ranging from a 6 piece band or smaller to a semi
acoustic trio or duo. The 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 semi acoustic trio or duo also performs at private engagements
and in smaller venues. 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.
Contact the band today:
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/windycityrevups
CD Baby - http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/WindyCityRevUps
You Tube - https://www.youtube.com/user/WindyCityRevUps
iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/windy-city-rev-ups/id287283902
Instagram - windycityrevups
Twitter - #windycityrevups
RECENT FAN CLUB CD RELEASES:
IN MOTION (2019)
LIVE AT THE MACHINE SHOP (2015)
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