Silent Preacher


Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Other, Vocalist - Alto, Steel guitar.


Silent Preacher was officially founded in November of 2013 by members Jay Babula and Jesus Lagunas with Michelle Olszewski temporarily filling in on lead vocals.
In early October, the band came together to rehearse covers of a selected influentially profound rock artists such as Black Sabbath and Halestorm for one show and was only named temporary. However, both Jesus and Jay's influences combined as they began to compose song after song and saw a unique and out of the ordinary musical connection being created. After debating the bands musical intentions, direction, and contributions to the Chicago's music scene, the band became officially known as Silent Preacher.

The trio collectively performed in the winter of 2013 at local venues such as "Capone's Hideout" in Niles and the "Des Plaines Theater" in and near their current rehearsal location, Des Plaines Illinois.

The band moved on to recruit David Lopez that winter who was previously in the local Chicago band "InHazard" with Jay Babula as the bands official bassist, however, during the Spring of 2012 Dave left due to unforeseen circumstances and the trio is still currently looking for their official members.

While Silent Preacher was in preparation of recording their first EP, "Fighting Against the Devil", Nigel Howell Lindgren permanently took the position of the bands bassist.

In August of 2014, Silent Preacher's members separated and the band was no more. As the months past, the band members stayed in touch and in November of 2014, Silent Preacher decided to return and carry on their rebellious nature of shows and music.

With varied influences of punk, thrash, classical metal, classic rock, blues and everything in-between, Silent Preacher will take part in bringing a distinct and different sound to the Chicago music scene.

Screen name:
Member since:
Dec 29 2014
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
23 years


Queens of the Stone Age. Metallica. Lamb of God. The Distillers. The Misfits. Joan Jett. Avenged Sevenfold. Guns n Roses. System of a Down. Led Zeppelin. Pink Floyd. Ozzy Osbourne. Black Sabbath. Sublime. Mastodon.

Members Of Band

Lead Vocals - Searching somebody
Guitar/Back-up vocals - Jay Babula
Bass - Nigel Howell Lindgren
Drums - Jesus Lagunas