Here it is August already. Steve and I are getting ready for a show tonight that we're playing at a private residence in Bannockburn, IL. It's going to be a concert on the green so to speak with 100 guests and should be a lovely time. Weather is supposed to be perfect - a rarity in Chicago land. Hope to share photos. Read more for upcoming events and direction of the band below.
Friday August 16th Bobby Rex solo will be at Cooper's Hawk in Burr Ridge from 7 to 10pm. This is sure to be a gas. There is a band performing in the Village Center this night. Cooper's Hawk is a short walk from there. Call the restaurant for table reservations in the bar. No reservations needed at the piano bar (usually) so it is possible to just stop in.
Saturday August 17th Bobby Rex is making a guest appearance as one of "The StingRays"! The StingRays are just a tight little 4-piece 50s & 60s band that can rock the house (or street party) any night of the week! Lombard's Cruise Night is the place to be from 7 to 9pm this Saturday. Folks from all over will be bringing their lawn chairs and staking out some turf. Cool cars will be there too. Frank Rowley is on bass and vocals. Bobby Rex will be playing his Gretsch electric and also singing some lead and backup. These professionals have been doing this for a while and it is with great respect and privilage I get to do the show with them.
Friday night August 23rd Bobby & Steve will be at Winberie's in Buffalo Grove. This one is an early start at 6:30pm. This is an enjoyable place with a friendly upbeat atmosphere. Have dinner and drinks until they kick you out. We play until 9:30pm.
Saturday August 24th Bobby & Steve will be at a new place called Bakersfield in Westmont. It is right on Ogden Ave. on the North side of the street across from Standard Market. Clientele is primarily from the surrounding suburbs of Oak Brook, Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Westmont, & Downers Grove. We will be playing outside on the patio if the weather is as nice as it is while I'm typing this. Ho Hey!
I'm looking for a gig on Saturday August 31st. I know the kids are going back to school and everybody's thinking about the end of summer. I'm referring to Labor Day Saturday. I just thought I'd throw it out there that if anyone needs a solo or duo+ act for Sat. August 31 (anniversary, birthday, bar mitzva, or pub gathering) I'm available. Call 708-415-6410 to discuss rates.
I am booked most weekends about 8 weeks in advance so please contact me a little bit ahead. This summer I have had the most requests for private parties and events ever that were all too short of notice for me to comply. Many of those inquiries sounded like fun gatherings and we would have enjoyed participating, but alas with less than a week's notice we had to decline or find subs. I do know alot of other solos and duos to fill in, this is true.
Signing off for now. Thoughts are wandering to my album+ worth of new original material I have have yet to record...