Beginnings, a Chicago tribute band immediately owned the stage. I didn’t say take to the stage because frankly, that’s too benign for their explosive entrance. They burst onto the stage like the rock stars that they are and kept up that energy for the entire performance. Seemingly infused with Red Bull, they were actually infused with passion for what they were doing. Now, I was not that familiar with the catalog of Chicago. They were not in heavy rotation on my playlists. Well, if truth be told, there were not in ANY rotation on my playlists. A puzzle piece of that nature didn’t fit well with Guns N’ Roses and Avenged Sevenfold. None of that mattered. This band will make a Chicago fan out of anyone.
The band consisted of front man Mason Swearingen on bass and vocals, Johnny Roggio on guitar and vocals, Scott Chasolen on keyboards and vocals, Chris Milillo on drums and vocals, Adam Seely on Sax, Doug Woolverton on Trumpet and Dan Hendrix on Trombone. Each and every one of these gentlemen had an impressive laundry list of credits to their name. Their experience and expertise showed. This snazzy dressed operation has been taking the world on a fantastic tour of Chicago since 2002. All that time to hone their craft and integrate the best of Chicago’s sound into theirs has allowed them to have staunch command of their instruments and lucky for us, have maximum fun being consummate entertainers.