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THE NEXT GENERATION OF CHICAGO ROCK N' BLUES!

WINDY CITY REV UPS - OFFICIAL WEBSITE

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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

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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

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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

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 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)

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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  

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 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)   

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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  

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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  

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UPCOMING LIVE PERFORMANCES

 

2020 CONFIRMED DATES:

   

JAN. SAT. 4 - STAGE LEFT / HOMETOWN SPORTS BAR "Live Band" - 241 E Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 8:45PM to 12:30AM Featuring Rev, George, Hank & Big John. Local music scene!

JAN. 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. SUN. 12 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES "Duo" - 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 4:00PM-6:30PM Featuring Windy City Rev & Kevin Paul!
JAN. TUES. 14 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES "Duo" - 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 4:00PM Featuring Rev & George Very special performance!
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 8:30PM (Late Start) Featuring Rev & Zoey
JAN. MON. 27 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES "Duo" - 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 4:00PM Featuring Rev & George

 


FEB. SUN. 2 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES "Duo" - 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 7:00PM Featuring Rev & Zoey
FEB. MON. 10 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES "Duo" - 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 4:00PM Featuring Rev & George
FEB. SAT. 15 - FULLER'S PUB "Live Band" - 3203 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 8:00PM-12AM Featuring Rev, George, Mickey & John Abbate Local music scene!
FEB. MON. 17 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES "Duo" - 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 4:00PM Featuring Rev & George
FEB. TUES. 18 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES "Duo" - 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 7:00PM Featuring Rev & George
FEB. MON. 24 - CHICAGO HOUSE OF BLUES "Duo" - 329 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 7:00PM Featuring Rev & George

FEB. TUES. 25 - BASE CAMP "Duo" - 5750 Lakeside Dr, Lisle, IL 5:00PM-8PM Featuring Rev & George Fat Tuesday special event! 

  

CONFIRMED DATES - COMING SOON:

  

MAR. FRI. 20 - COUNTRYSIDE SALOON "Live Band" - 2501 E. Ballard Rd., Des Plaines, IL 8:30PM-12:30AM Featuring Rev, MG, George & Big John. Local music scene!

APR. SAT. 11 - DUNNING POUR HOUSE "Live Band" - 7718 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 8PM-12PM Featuring Rev, MG, George & Big John. 1 Year anniv. special event!

APR. FRI. 17 - CUDA'S BAR & GRILL "Live Band" - 27045 Grass Lake Rd, Antioch, IL 8PM-12AM Featuring Rev, MG, George & Big John. Back to the roadhouse! 

  

See you at the next revved up rock n' blues show! 

 


ARTIST INFO

  

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 all generations!

  • The band is fronted by the sole official member Rich "Windy City 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, soulful harmonica playing and full throttle guitars, saxophone and Hammond organ tone. 
  • The 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.

CREDENTIALS - 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. 

  • 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 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 promotional materials.
  • The band can be contacted directly for bookings via their website or through Chicago's top area booking agents.

 CONTACT - Email - info@windycityrevups.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 

  

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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 (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

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MOST RECENT FAN CLUB & RETAIL RELEASES

 

  

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LIVE IN CHICAGO II - 2012 FAN CLUB & 2019 RETAIL RELEASE (AVAIL. ON-LINE)

   

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IN MOTION - 2019 FAN CLUB RELEASE (AVAIL. @ LIVE SHOWS)

  

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LIVE AT THE MACHINE SHOP - 2015 FAN CLUB (AVAIL. @ LIVE SHOWS)

  





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