The Belvederes, Jay O'Rourke Band, Tony Richards Trio

Sat, Aug 17 2019, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets

Doors open at 7 pm.

THE BELVEDERES (11 pm): Raised on a healthy diet of Garage Rock, Power-Pop, Roots, Red-Hot Rockabilly, Honky-Tonk and Soul – John Michael Ford (lead vocals, guitar), Joe Alonzo (drums, vocals) and Tyler Kock (bass guitar, vocals) came together during the early months of 2011 and presented a simple, clear-cut mission statement: Make people feel good. And when presented with such a task, we believe there's nothing quite like Rock & Roll music. We also firmly believe that if you're gonna do this work, you’d better do it right and give the audience MORE than what they paid for. Spring of 2015 saw the addition of Joe Nocchi on guitar, whose song-savvy sensibilities have proven invaluable to the group.

2015 has been a big year for The Belvederes. The late-fall release of their second full length CD, "Beggar's Heart" has already brought in rave reviews. " good as any rock n roll/Americana you'll find today" says Rich Wagner, owner of Rediscover Records, one of Chicago-land's most unanimously beloved record outlets. The subsequent CD release show at FitzGerald's in Berwyn caught the attention of WGN's Wendy Snyder, who had great things to say about the band and the set on her midday show, "Bill and Wendy".

Dynamic playing, tight harmonies, dance floor-friendly energy and lots of love are what you can expect to experience at a Belvederes show. So get in on this rockin' dance party! Ya won't be sorry!

JAY O'ROURKE BAND (9:30 pm): Chicago based producer/musician Jay O'Rourke has been a professional musician/producer/ engineer since the early 1980’s. Jay has recorded and toured with numerous bands and solo artists. He has worked in studios around the country, and has always worked out of a home studio in Chicago, Jay's Garage & Overdub Emporium. Jay released two full length CDs in 2016/2017. He has kept a regular gig at Liar's Club Chicago for most of 2017, using either a 6 piece full band, or a 3 piece (stripped down thing).

TONY RICHARDS TRIO (8 pm): Tony Richards is a Chicago based guitarist, writer and arranger born in New York City. Tony, having been raised by opera singers, began teaching himself guitar at the age of 11. Early on, he listened to classical music, jazz and the pop music of the sixties. Later on, he started to be influenced by progressive artists of the early seventies. Tony regularly performs with his Trio, and in 2017, released a live album of his own compositions. Tony has a melodic approach to jazz which utilizes his finger-style technique. His original compositions encompass a wide variety of styles across the jazz spectrum.  In addition to his own music, his repertoire includes the great composers: Thelonius Monk, Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Jerome Kern and Johnny Mandel, and others. Tony has many musical influences and is greatly inspired by Lenny Breau, Wes Montgomery, Bill Evans, Johnny Smith, Ben Webster, and many others!