After a long break from bands- Since 2015 I have got back into the band scene .
A couple cover bands later, and an all original band for which I composed 48 songs in 9 months, complete w/lyrics, bass , guitars , everything but drums , which are computer generated.
Alas, the "right" vocalist for the originals could not be found.

So now...

Co-lead guitarist in a Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band:

“LynSkynyrd “

Co-lead guitarist in an Aerosmith Tribute "ROCKS Chicago" - This tribute is seeking a vocalist male or female.

Co-lead guitarist in a Judas Priest tribute band "Hell Patrol"

Former co-lead guitar in a Judas Priest tribute band "HELLION CHICAGO “

Also, former lead guitarist in a 90”s through now cover band "DRIVEN"

contact me John G. at :



Any vocalists who would like to try some original songs-
I can send you :

-instrumental MP3s
-scratch vocal MP3s (myself singing the song)
- lyrics

All you need to lay a vocal track over the instrumental is:

a microphone,
a computer,
and an interface ( $100 ,maybe less).
There is free software "Audacity", out there to do this.

These songs were originally conceived with a male vocalist in mind, but can easily be tweaked for a female to sing.

All the songs below have lyrics (you need a cursor to hover over the song to see the lyrics).

All songs have professional vocalist, Freddy Krumins from Seattle singing the song except, "Suckerpunch"and "Freedom", which has yours truly spitting out the words. He takes my instrumental tracks, lyrics and melodies, and makes vocal tracks in return (as outlined above).

Screen name:
John G Guitar
Member since:
Jun 28 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week


Melodic hard rock:
UFO , Thin lizzy, Aerosmith

Glam rock:
Slade, 80's metal

Ballzy hard rock:
AC/DC, Krokus , Buckcherry

Bluesy rock:
The Georgia Satellites, The Black Crowes

Sex Pistols, Dead Boys, etc, the usual lot!

Angus Young
Joe Perry
Steve Jones

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Background Singer:


1992 Gibson Les Paul custom cherry sunburst
2000 Gibson Les Paul custom black
2015 Gibson Les Paul custom white
2017 Gibson Les Paul custom Silverburst
2010 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop
2004 Gibson Les Paul black standard
2016 Gibson Les Paul 59' Standard historic tobacco burst
1983 Gibson Explorer white w/Floyd Rose whammy
2018 Gibson Explorer natural finish
2017 Gibson SG Cherry Burst
1- 40watt Marshall DSL tube amp combo ( practice and gigs)
2- 100watt Marshall DSL tube amp heads (one for practice, one for gigs)
2 - 4x12 Marshall cabinets
pedals, effects
2 - Shure digital wireless system

Zoom H2N digital recorder
Zoom Q4N video/audio recorder
Logic Pro X recording software



LynSkynyrd opens for Molly Hatchet

Hell Patrol and After Forever at Sugar Skull

Past Events

LynSkynyrd @ Even Flow Music and Spirits

Hell Patrol Judas Priest tribute with special guests

House of Blues Showcase

LynSkynyrd @ Qbar Darien

Hell Patrol at Mo Daileys

Hell Patrol @ Reggies

LynSkynyrd @ Original Sundance Saloon w/Midnight Rider

LynSkynyrd @ Qbar Glendale
Special guest TBA

LynSkynyrd opens for Allman Brothers Tribute Midnight Rider at Ballydoyle Aurora

LynSkynyrd with Kashmir

LynSkynyrd @ Tailgaters special guest TBA

Hell Patrol with special guest Dago Red

3 sets at uptown lounge

W/ Master of Puppets Metallica tribute band

DRIVEN @ Muggs n Manor in Addison

Second band opening for Kashmir @ Cubby Bear

Private party

DRIVEN 3 sets at Uptown Lounge

Split bill with American Idiots Chicago Green Day tribute

Hellion Chicago headlines @ Uptown Lounge in Chicago with Paranoid Justice- Black Sabbath and Metallica tribute band.

Early set with American Idiots Chicago Green Day tribute band, the Fluorescents, and Invictus

3 sets @ Bungalow Joe’s in Hanover Park

One 45 minute set @ Silvie’s in the city of Chicago

Hellion Chicago opens for Kashmir Led Zeppelin tribute band @ Qbar Darien

45 minute set with After Forever Black Sabbath tribute band and others TBA

DRIVEN 90s cover band. 3 sets

DRIVEN debut show with Green Day tribute band American Idiots Chicago

Opening set before Damaged Justice Metallica tribute band

Headlining spot, opening band to be determined.

10:30pm-12:30am headlining set at the Qbar in Darien, Il.

10:45pm headlining set at Bada Brew in Crest Hill

Hellion Chicago plays 90 minute set after Sabbath tribute “After Forever “
Saturday February 24th at Silvie’s Lounge , Chicago

Live at Penny Road Pub

January 20, 2018

11pm-12:30am headlining set

At Chicago Loop Sports bar
Streamwood, Il
December 16, 2017

Live at Silvies Lounge
November 25, 2017

Live at Reggies in the South Loop, Chicago


11pm, one set

2428 Western Ave. Chicago