Ten Foot Tail is primarily Paul and Chris Castelli. They are brothers that have been playing their whole lives together and separately, sharing the stage with acts such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Heart and opening the 2003 Miss U.S.A. Pageant on National T.V. In 2004, Paul and Chris had the honor of working with legendary producer Bob Ezrin, who has produced epic records for bands such as Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, KISS, Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed and countless others. Working the whole summer 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, Paul and Chris have done much touring, writing and recording. Their music has been played nationally and exclusively on Chicago’s 93.1 WXRT. Paul and Chris have also performed live in the studio on Chicago’s Q101 radio and WGN TV.
Ten Foot Tail is the ultimate in a great musical experience. The brothers do all their own writing and recording while surrounding themselves with phenomenal musicians from the Chicago scene when they play live; this concoction make’s up Ten Foot Tail. Ten Foot Tail is an ultra tight mega band that breath’s musical history inspired by bands like Steely Dan and Pink Floyd. Ten Foot Tail will please anyone that likes to enjoy a great vibe and experience music on a high professional level.
Brooke & The Nice Things plays solid originals drenched in the spirit of soul to make you move and covers that you didn't know were your favorites till you heard them at the show. Brooke & The Nice Things are too young to be old school; however, their influences undoubtedly reflect the Golden Era of Rhythm and Blues.
While their music and contagious energy gets people dancing and moving throughout many of Chicago’s premier music venues and festivals, Brooke and the guys continually embrace the opportunity to play a growing number of private events throughout the Midwest. They regulalry play weddings, corporate events, and other unique and special events where the mission is to create something fresh, exciting and truly memorable…and make people move.
The band is proud to have a full soul line-up made up of a diverse group of people from numerous backgrounds and places across the United States. Each brings their own specific strengths and talents to a truly dynamic group.
Alabaster is a Psychedelic Blues Rock jam band from McHenry, IL. They write their own material and throw in the occasional cover song with their own twist. Influences are Led Zeppelin, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush, Budgie, Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower, The Doors, Rush, Pink Floyd.
PolySci, hailing from the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois deliver songs that are an eclectic mix of jam infused grooves. They are JamSoul. Give PolySci a listen!
Iron Horse is much more than your average band! These guys know how to put on a great show and give the audience an experience that they'll never forget! Performing tricks with their instruments as they play, in true showman fashion, and with a sound all their own, Iron Horse distinguishes themselves from the rest of the “cookie cutter” acts today.
With a distinguishable resume', Iron Horse brings professionalism and fun to the next level. They've recorded albums at the world famous Sun Studio and Sam Phillips Recording Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Their latest studio release, "Revival", was produced and engineered by Roland Janes, original Sun Records "House" guitar player and founding member of Jerry Lee Lewis' and Billy Riley's bands. Roland said that Iron Horse is, "One of the best young bands I've heard in a long time!"
In the spring and summer of 2010, Iron Horse competed as contestants on the hit NBC television show, "America's Got Talent". Auditioning their way from Chicago to Las Vegas and finally Los Angeles, California, Iron Horse performed infront infront of millions of people each week and finished in the top 48 out of over 90,000 acts nationwide.
Traveling across the country and opening shows for country stars like Jake Owen, Jason Michael Carrol, Steel Magnolia, Jerrod Neiman, Craig Morgan, Chris Cagle, Thompson Square, and Justin Moore, their original music can be heard in the brand new feature film, "The Wayshower", starring Sally Kirkland and Eric Roberts."
Their sound can be described as “Real Country Music”, paying homage to their idols, while retaining a modern edge. “We’re influenced by a lot of music, but what we really love is that old outlaw country like Waylon and Cash.” Iron Horse plays classic and modern country favorites as well as original music. There latest release, "Revival", features the new single "Gettin' To Me", a rockin' outlaw country song with attitude. "Gettin' To Me" receives generous airplay on country radio throughout the midwest.