ABOUT

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See CALENDAR-PAST EVENTS for URLs/links to some more videos.

Screen name:
dennis1238882
Member since:
Oct 06 2017
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
1
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Age:
66 years

Influences

THE NEW BAND INFLUENCES
Classic Rock, Rockabilly, Blues, Soul, Underground Rock, and Alternative. Elvis, Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Allman Brothers, Beatles, Buddy Guy, Chicago, Buffalo Springfield, Yes, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Genesis, Cream, Crosby-Stills-Nash &Young, Doors, Eagles, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Moody Blues, Rolling Stones, Santana, Sly & the Family Stone, Talking Heads, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Young Rascals, The Temptations, Four Tops, Michael Jackson, Jackson 5, Traffic, Steve Winwood, Van Morrison, Wilson Picket, The Zombies, The Kinks, Grand Funk Rail Road, Yardbirds, 10 Years After, Credence Clearwater Revival, The Animals, War, Spirit, Pink Floyd, The Chambers Brothers, Elton John, The Ventures, Blood Sweat & Tears, many more.

BIO - Mike Carasotti - Bass guitar
Mike’s gone through many phases in his musical journey: Motown, The Who, Led Zeppelin, and Steely Dan. He has a deep appreciation to the pocket but notes that those phases are still all in there. He strongly believes that the bass guitar is a rhythm instrument-he never wanted to be a lead-guitarist. His influences include Bob Babbitt, Hungarian-American bassist, a member of Motown Records' studio band, the Funk Brothers. Other influences include Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Funk Bass guitarists, and Motown session, bass player James Lee Jameson. Mike plays all styles of bass.

BIO - Vince Guerrero - Drums, background vocals
For Vince, it all began with The Beatles. He dreamed of being Ringo Starr. Following the usual first step for drummers, playing and destroying his mom’s pots and pans, he got his first drum set from his father. Dad decided it was cheaper than replacing the kitchenware. Vince was then banished to the attic with his new drum-set. At age 18 he was already gigging in Wisconsin. He later joined a Beatles tribute band where he was metamorphosed into Ringo himself. Says Vince, “Playing music has given me a chance to speak in a different voice that reaches beyond language and culture, into the realm of…Emotion!” Even after all these years, he still sees himself as the great Ringo Starr.

BIO - Alex Khodyrev - Keyboards, background vocals
Alex “Keys” has honed his craft for the last 20 years. He plays funk, acid jazz, soul, and disco. His influences include Toby Smith (Jamiroquai), Herbie Hancock, Jon Lord (Deep Purple), Average White Band, Donald Fagen, etc.

BIO - Alex Kleiner - Lead guitar
Alex “K” is a Chicago musician and popular busker. He often plays in downtown Chicago, and in the subway. He plays blues, rock, and jazz, and infuses his style of guitar playing into other genres. He’s both a soloist and also plays in other bands. He plays in jazz big bands, classical guitar trios, progressive rock bands, cover bands, psychedelic experimental bands, and in acoustic duos. His influences include blues and classic rock guitarists Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmore, B.B King, Carlos Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Eric Clapton, etc. He’s also heavily influenced by jazz players Freddie Green and Wes Montgomery. Influential classical guitar players include Andres Segovia, John Williams, and Paco de Lucia.

BIO - Dennis Lopez - Lead vocals, band leader
Born and raised in Chicago, the nuns at Notre Dame School in Little Italy, Chicago, taught him how to sing Sacred Music in several languages. He’s classically trained by Maestro Douglas Susu-Mago, Kendall College, Evanston, Illinois. He’s sung lead vocals in many bands in Chicago since age 14. He sings all styles of music: rock, blues, soul, hard-rock, and classical. He’s also developing a musical production.

Members Of Band

Mike Carasotti-Bass guitarist extraordinaire
Vince Guerrero-Drums and background vocals
Alex Khodyrev-Keys and background vocals
Alex Kleiner-Lead guitar
Dennis Lopez-Lead vocals and band leader

EQUIPMENT

PA: Yamaha EMX 660-analog // Three JBL EON 1500s // TC Helicon VOICELIVE/play Vocal Processor // Shure mics

Lead guitars & amps: Epiphone Les Paul // Fender Champion 100 // Roland Cube Street

Keyboards: Korg Kross 2

Bass guitars and amps: Fender Jazz & Precision basses // Aguilar and Bergantino amps

Drums: Small and large pro drum-kits

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

We did: Come Together - Cover / Do It Again - Cover / Pretzel Logic - Cover

We did Suzie Q - Cover / Last Christmas - Cover / Santa Claus Is Back In Town - Cover / Pretzel Logic - Cover.

Thanks to “J” Drums for sitting in for Vince and to Tommy "Townsend" Cahill for the videos.

We did Come Together - Cover / My Old School - Cover / Jumpin’ Jack Flash - Cover / Smooth Cover.
Thanks to “J” Drums for sitting in for Vince.

TWO VIDEOS ON FB
Mellow Down Easy and Little Sister:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100021919243624

THE ROCKIN' ELDORADOS
Mike Eldorrado - Bass guitar
Burl Gregory – Drums
Alex Khodyrev – Keyboard
Dennis Lopez - Lead vocals
Joe Nellis – Tenor Sax
Richard Poemape – Lead guitar
Eli Wilson – Baritone Sax

TWO VIDEOS ON FB:
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100021919243624

Set 1
(The Thrill Is Gone) at 1:23

Set 2
(Roadhouse Blues) at 049:36

THE DANNY BARON BAND
Lead vocals and lead guitar-Danny Baron
Bass guitar-Tommy Hamning
Drums-Tom Cassady
Sax-Jeremy
Keys-Greg
Harp-Buzz Krantz