“The Connectors” are quickly establishing themselves as one of Chicago’s newest party bands. They entertain the crowd by performing a wide variety of music including Pop, Classic Rock, Motown, Swing, Country, and much more.
The band is a blend of talented musicians with various backgrounds. When they “connected”, their goal was to create a fun party atmosphere for dancing, singing along, and just having fun.
The members derive from a long list of other Chicago favorite bands including: Hi Infidelity, Sixteen Candles, Hip Pocket, The Blind Roosevelts, and Soco 7.
Mike Tomaselli: Vocals and Trumpet
Marty Lombardo: Keyboards and Vocals
Vito Raimondi: Drums
Don Mills: Bass, Vocals, Harmonica
Russ Maki: Trombone, Flute, Vocals
(Saturday) 8:00 pm
Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave. in Naperville, IL
Frankie's Blue Room16 W Chicago Ave. in Naperville, IL
Grant Milliren is an indie singer-songwriter from the burbs of Chicago, Illinois. He has toured several times solo and with his full band around the Midwest & his native state of Illinois. Grant is currently working on his next album and will be on his spring tour from February-April 2020!
“I’m not much of a talker, but I’ve got an awful lot to say,” Matt Jordan says laughing when asked to describe his music. “Since I started, writing songs has been the way that I’ve told the parts of my story that I don’t otherwise talk about.”
“I hear the skyline lights are awful pretty // But I can’t find the good in nothing since I let you go,” Jordan sings on his 2016 single, ‘Chicago.’ It’s no wonder the Missouri native has garnered the attention of American Songwriter, The Boot and The Shotgun Seat. Influenced by the American classics, his music is reminiscent of the music he grew up on, with a hint of Springsteen’s restlessness and Petty’s recklessness.
After taking a few years away from the stage and the studio to start a family, Jordan is ready to dive back in. “Having kids changes everything,” he says. “and having some time off, I was able to go back to the drawing board. We got a new band, recorded some new tunes, polished up some old ones and are writing like never before.”
His new single, ‘Never Look Back,’ released in September, is the first of many. “It’s the perfect song to release first,” says Jordan. “It sets the tone for the rest of the singles we have lined up and the title is fitting. This is a new chapter. We’re starting this thing over, hitting it hard and never looking back. We’re ready to go.”