The Blooze Brothers
For over a quarter of a century (yes, really), the Blooze Brothers has been one of Chicagoland’s most in-demand show bands. They not only honor the music made by the original Blues Brothers in movies, TV, and recordings, but the spirit in which they played – from Dan Aykroyd’s love of traditional blues and soul to John Belushi’s love of classic rock. Like Aykroyd and Belushi, they fuse those great musical traditions into a stage show that energizes and delights hundreds of thousands of music fans across the greater Chicago area and beyond every year.
The group began in the early 70’s, winning a few “Battle of the Bands” and building a following. The next thing you know, they are signed to the same Chicago-based management company as Styx. The group began to open for Styx before they became national recording artists. M&R Rush than struck out on their own, taking their show throughout the midwest selling out many local venues. The group disbanded in 1987, as executives were looking for the next Flock of Seagulls or Motley Crue.
But, in the early 2000’s, popular demand and an impromptu jam session saw M&R Rush rejoin! They performed shows with talents including Paul Rodgers, Blue Oyster Cult, Pat Travers, REO Speedwagon, Survivor, Kansas, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, Head East, Uriah Heep, Foghat, Jim Peterik, the legendary Tempations, The Buckinghams, The Cryan Shames and more!
Songs you know? CHECK. Singing along allowed? CHECK. Dancing in the aisles to your favorite songs? REQUIRED!!
PettyCash is a high octane stage show appropriate for old rockers, baby rockers and everything in between. The combined years of musical experience in this band equals…roughly…1,000 so you’re guaranteed to see some shredding too. But sorry folks…they won’t kick out the footlights unless it is specifically requested by those die hard aficionados. So don’t be Petty…just give ‘em some Cash and wait for your new, favorite cover band to spark a love affair with you…like Johnny & June!
You’ve seen them at the Joliet Park District’s Taste of Chicago… Now, they’re bringing their classic and hard rock cover hits to the Old Joliet Prison yard. The band features Mayor Bob O’Dekirk on the drums.