Skip Towne And The Greyhounds

Blues Band from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2006

$800 - $7500 per event
About
Chicago's Skip Towne & The Greyhounds personify hard driving, heartfelt classic blues, jazz, swing, ballads, and downright good time Rockin' Blues that you can't refuse!. The band has been regularly performing acoustically as a 3 PIECE up to an electric 10 PIECE BAND around the Midwest and frequently in Chicago area clubs such as The Park West, Buddy Guy Legends, Famous Dave's, Beale Street Blues Cafe, Frankie's Blue Room, Penny Road Pub, The Brat Stop, Porter's Oyster Bar, Cubby Bear North, Flatlanders, Port of Blarney, Blarney's Island, Pete Miller's, and The Firkin. The Band also plays for any type of Concert, Festival, Wedding, Private and Corporate Event. Skip Towne & The Greyhounds' members can be found appearing anywhere from People Magazine to VH1 (with William Shatner), Live Radio (WJKL 94.3 FM "Hambone's Blues Hour"), TV, and even Movie Soundtracks (Bulletproof Heart in science fiction thriller, "Changingman"). Don't forget their stints with Jump'n the Saddle Band (#1 INTERNATIONAL GOLD HIT with "THE CURLY SHUFFLE" (BILLBOARD #15), Mickey & the Memories, Midnight, Traffic Jam, Night Flight, RPM, Soul Shakedown,Small Shiny Things and the Grasslands Quintette. "Brother John" has toured and played world-wide with such greats as Eric Clapton, Maceo Parker, Black Crowes, George Benson, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor and Otis Rush from the "TONIGHT SHOW" to the CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL! Skip Towne & The Greyhounds capture audiences with their own top notch brand of "The Blues with a Feeling"! The XXX dynamic, large-size vocals of Peter Quinn are a must to be heard. He sings the classics, the ballads, and ALL the blues with such hard pushing drive and emotion that crowds always fall for Peter's special delivery! The power-packed "Big House Horns" consists of veteran saxman, Tom "Shoes" Trinka, joined by Peter Quinn on harmonica. Johnny "Showtime" Janowiak (Grammy Nominated, Liquid Soul), and Kenny Anderson (Ohio Players) and Chris Halla (Mason Rivers), are often added for larger shows. The Big House Boys excel at solo and section work. Everyone will hear a lifetime of devotion to the Blues in the Guitar style of Harry Reinhart (Midnight, Traffic Jam). Radiant chords and smokin', tasty solos are his specialty. John "Phloss" Rice (Blind Boys of Alabama, Mavis Staples, Wilco) is an exceptional, first call Nashville session man with credits a mile long who often plays with the band providing contrast and added depth on guitar, fiddle, dobro, mandolin, and lap steel. "Brother John" Kattke has played with Eric Clapton, Steve Miller, the Black Crowes and acquired ringing endorsements from many other world renown musicians including Led Zeppelin vocalist, Robert Plant, You play a mean guitar! And George Benson, "You're fearless! I thought I was fearless!" A vital component of Buddy Guys and Koko Taylor bands, and prior leader of Otis Rush's band for three years, John is a brilliant vocalist, guitarist and pianist. From Steam-Train Rhythms to Chicago Shuffle Beats to soulful slow Blues numbers, the pairing of Jay Olaszek's (Small Shiny Things, Grasslands Acoustic Rock 'n Roll Trio, Ex-Five Year Jacket) bass and Jim Murray's (Nightflight, RPM, Soul Shakedown, Michael McDermott) drums make the music a total groove. Skip's rhythm section is a unified pounding heartbeat resulting from a rich blend of their music theory backgrounds with years of studio work and live performances.
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A GigMasters member for 10+ years

Corporate Function

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This band was unbelievable. They pulled together so quickly for our short planned event and the musical talent they have is outstanding!!!We would definitely book them again. Our guests loved them.

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They were great. Jim Murray put together a grooving 5 Piece band with not a lot of notice from us. They rocked, the volume was perfect, and their manners superb. I would highly recommend them--I would trust Jim Murray to provide as a big or small a band as your budget allows and make you happy and want to dance all night.

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Great band for a wedding or any event! Skip Towne and The Greyhounds play great music and are very versatile and professional. They were very accommodating when given specific song requests and less than ideal space. Our guests were really amazed that we were able to get such great music for such a reasonable price.

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I can't give enough praise to this band. Skip Towne and the Greyhounds were extremely accommodating, on-time, professional and above all, GOOD, for our wedding reception. They played a variety of songs and had everyone dancing all night. Everyone loved them so much, in fact, that when they finished their last song, our guests screamed for them to come back and play more...they obliged. They are a great group of musicians and I would recommend them to anyone.

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Club Event

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They were a riot... Very nice, professional & most of all a talented group. The lead singer was awesome...

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2013
Sep
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Palos Park Village Green
Palos Park, IL
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2013
Aug
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Kracklauer Park
Mundelein, IL
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2013
Aug
8
Harmony Park
Arlington Heights, IL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2013
Jun
14
Cook Park
Libertyville, IL
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Las Palmas
Mundelein, IL
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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PS Pub
Wheeling, IL
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2012
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Equestrian Connection
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5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2012
Sep
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House of Blues, Chicago
Chicago, IL
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
2012
Aug
9
HARMONY PARK
Arlington Heights, IL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2012
Aug
3
Northbrook Days
Northbrook, IL
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2012
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Indianhead Park
Mukwonago, WI
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2012
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4th of July Festival
Barrington, IL
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Please note Skip Towne And The Greyhounds will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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