Hoodoo Brown is a concoction of two brothers, Chris Castelli on Lead Guitar and Lead Vocals and Pauly Castelli on Drums/Vox. They are accompanied by Ian Kahrilas on Bass/Vox and Ryan Wayne Tedder on Keys/Sax/Vox. Hoodoo Brown plays an assortment of classic rock, blues, soul, and funk covers, along with a sprinkling of original music. The Castelli brothers have been playing their whole lives together and have shared the stage with such acts as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Heart, The Original Wailers, and Rusted Root. They have also had the honor of recording with legendary producer Bob Ezrin, who has produced epic records for bands such as Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, KISS, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Phish and countless others. Working for months with one of the greatest producers in rock history and present took the brothers to a new level in their approach towards music. Since that time, Chris and Paul have done much touring, writing and recording; their original music has been played on Chicago’s 93.1 WXRT, WGN 720 AM, Fearless Radio and they have performed live in the studio on Chicago’s Q101 radio and WGN TV/Radio. The Castelli brother’s latest musical endeavor, Hoodoo Brown, takes pride in putting on a top tier live musical experience for festivals, clubs, private events, etc. One does not truly experience Hoodoo Brown until their sound is pulsing through one’s heart and soul, providing a moving musical experience.
Flow is the mental state in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus and enjoyment in the process of the act. Flowtation is a funk band out of western Chicagoland who strives to spend as much time on stage in such a state as possible.
An ever growing collective of professional musicians whose purpose is to spread the joy and energy of good music by way of putting on a great show that has people dancing, drinking and having fun!
Paraquat plays a variety of rock covers and originals. Everything from early blues through today's rock.