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Real Pretenders


Real Pretenders are four Chicago music scene veterans with a passion for
the hard driving rhythms, catchy melodic hooks, soul-tortured lyrics, and
back alley sex appeal that characterize the music of the Pretenders. They
aren’t a costume act and they don’t play the original members of the band
as characters. Instead, these established players with audiences of their
own have come together to thread the musical needle between faithfully
rendering the Pretender’s sound and joyfully harnessing these timeless and
lustful pop rock gems as a means to expressing their own musical identity.
Not only do they take on both the band’s classics and deep cuts, they also
offer a new take on songs covered by the Pretenders as well as those that
perhaps might have been. Real Pretenders aren’t simply a tribute to the
music of the Pretenders, they are a tribute to their essential spirit. Do not