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
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
2019 OFFICIAL SCHEDULE - COMING SOON:
JUNE WED. 5 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES "Live Band"
- 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 8PM-12AM "Live Band" Featuring Rev, MG, George, Z Nation & "Big John"
Abbate on drums.
JUNE FRI. 7 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES "Mojo/Duo"
- 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 5PM Featuring "Windy City Duo" Rev & George.
JUNE SAT. 22 -
CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES "Mojo/Trio" - 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 6:30PM Featuring "Windy
City Trio" Rev, Kevin & George.
JUNE SUN. 23 - BOOTLEGGERS "Beer Bands &
BBQ" - 25491 W. Old Grass Lake Rd., Antioch, IL 3PM-7PM. "Live Band" Featuring Rev, George,
Hank & Frank on drums.
JUNE 28 FRI. - ZACH'S ON TAP "Windy City Duo"
- 12231 S Harlem Ave, Palos Heights, IL 8PM-11PM Featuring "Windy City Duo" Rev & George.
JUNE SAT. 29
- DRAFT PICKS "Live Band" - 523 Fairway Dr. Naperville, IL 8:30PM.
"Live Band" Featuring Rev, George, Hank & Scott "The Hammer" on drums
BIO - The Windy City Rev Ups have been performing
for over 15 years and their experience includes 1,000's of live shows, plus 9 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, a mixed of original songs, classic blues standards and rock n' roll anthems. Their music
captures the characteristic sound of Chicago Style Blues fused with traditional hard hitting 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
aka "Rev", a triple threat on vocals, harmonica and guitar. The band's line up includes long time members and top
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 classic Hammond organ 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 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 and in 2017, 21st Annual Danny Boy Jazz and
Blues Festival, Northern Ireland and more recently in 2018 "Rev" performed several international solo shows in Japan,
Hong Kong and Germany at Bright Brown Blues & Jazz Lounge, Tokyo, Japan; The Wanch, Hong Kong and Studio Club, Hong Kong
and Sailor's Pub in Essen, Germany. The band has appeared in over 200 Chicago area special events, festivals, casino's and
night clubs. The list includes Soldier Field Stadium (Chicago Fire Soccer), US Cellular Field (Guaranteed Rate), Chicago Rock
n' Roll Half 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, River Roast, Smoke Daddy and at festivals
and concert series in Glenview Town Center, Ravenswood Manor, Richton Park, St. Charles, Naperville, Montgomery, Aurora, N.
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" has performed for many years on monthly rotation at House of Blues Chicago, Joe's on Weed Street, World of
Beer, Weber Grill, Beer House Chicago, Bar Louie and many more popular venues. The band has opened for and shared the stage
with many well known top 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 (UK), Kevin Guffy (Hong Kong), Shun Kikuta (Japan)
and many more.
CD COLLECTION & MP3 DOWNLOADS - A total of 9 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 songs include the originals Swing Out Chicago, Alley Cat Blues, Red White
& Blue and Love Reaction. The live recordings capture the bands full on, yet well-honed stage show. The Windy City Rev
Ups music has been featured in the USA and streamed all around the world on Cable TV shows, college radio and live broadcasts
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 other major on-line music retailers.
L to R: Live in Chicago (2008)
- Retail Release, Swing Out Chicago (2008) - "All Original" Retail Release, Rev It Up (2009) - Fan Club Release,
Live & Acoustic Vol. 1 (2010) - Retail Release, Live & Acoustic Vol. 2 (2010) - Fan Club Release, The R&B Sessions
(2011) - "Instrumental" Retail Release, Rockin' at the Lake House (2012) - Retail Release, Live in Chicago II (2013)
- Fan Club Release, Live at the Machine Shop (2015) - 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 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 semi acoustic trio or duo also performs at private engagements
and is perfect for 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
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