Dueling Pianos

Dueling Pianos

Franchesco's Ristorante (map)

Chicago Dueling Pianos showcases the best live musicians dueling away and cracking you up with their raucous comedy antics. Go ahead, request your favorite song, loudly sing along, dance on stage or just bounce up and down in your seat. Chicago Dueling Pianos has everything you want.

Easter Brunch

Franchesco's Ristorante (map)

Comedy Night with Tim Slagle

Comedy Night with Tim Slagle

Franchesco's Ristorante (map)

Political Satirist Tim Slagle is a twenty-five year veteran of the comedy club circuit, and he has performed in most of the 50 states, Canada, and Mexico. His edgy style has made him a cult hero, and a favorite of his peers. He wages a war against political correctness, and fights for Truth and 
Justice in a time when speaking your mind is a crime more heinous than treason.

He just signed a contract with the nation's premiere comedy label: Stand Up! Records and will be recording in July 2014.  He is a contributing editor to Liberty Magazine, and has had articles published by the American Legislative Exchange Council.

He performs at prestigious political functions and for major think-thanks nationwide. His Off-Broadway show, The Slagle/Naughton Report ran in Chicago concurrently with the 96 Democratic National Convention. Tim produced and starred in a pilot called the Mudslingers Ball, which ran on KSTP in Minneapolis, and came in No. 2 in it's time slot. He also has appeared on MTV, Showtime, and C-Span.

Big Daddy Woo Woo

Big Daddy Woo Woo

"A'nt No Party Like A Woo Woo Party Cause A Woo Woo Party Don't Stop"

No band plays the 70's,80's,90's like BIG DADDY WOO WOO

RAMI Hall Of Fame Inductee 

Members: Lou Rios, Terry Bowdry,  Mo Dunk, Charles Davis,  Maurice Pruitt And  Da'Quela Payne

They have opened up for such artists as,  Earth, Wind & Fire, KC and The Sunshine Band, & Confunkshun!

Come Out And Be Part Of The Fun!

    

SoundScape

SoundScape

If you love Jazz, R&B, Soul, & Funk you will love the soulful sounds of SoundScape!

Featuring:

Tim Austin - Drums & Vocals

David Thompson - Trumpet & Vocals

Rick Burns - Keys & Vocals

John Burns - Guitar

So grab your favorite cocktail or vino and get ready to dance the night away with "SoundScape"

The Cavern Beat

The Cavern Beat

It's been 50 years since the Beatles first invaded the U.S. and Franchesco's is celebrating with a performance by the Nation's #1 Beatles tribute band,

The Cavern Beat

Band Bio:

Starting with founding member and drummer Alan Wagner in 2005, the initial idea was a simple one: perform the music of The Beatles as it was, by them. The band uses only guitars, drums and true voices. No computers or digital processors, no tapes or loops, no modern sounding amps...just pure original Beatles! "We may be the first group trying to sound like the actual vinyl records!" says Alan, and if you listen closely, you'd swear you almost hear the hiss and popsof an LP record before each song.

The Cavern Beat borrows its name from the now world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. The Beatles played more shows there than anywhere else in their whole career. Debuting at "the cellar full of noise" in August 2008, and again in 2009 and 2010, The Cavern Beat played to an amazed crowd of "packed in" Beatles fanatics who twisted and shouted the night away. "It must have been something like this for the actual Beatles" says left-handed Armando Regalado, Cavern Beat's man on bass. "The energy reflected back to us from the audience was quite moving!"

This response is typical of any Cavern Beat show. The lads seem to capture the essence and feelings unique to this sort of tribute show. It may because they all share a similar up-bringing to the real Fab Four. Raised in Chicago and Detroit, they all grew up living on healthy doses of music and pizza (versus fish and chips!).

Lead guitarist Doug Couture adds…."The Beatles is all we ever wanted to be like. Their sound, wit, looks. We just love them”. It was this common ground that drove them together to become an amazingly lifelike tribute to one of the greatest musical forces of all time.

The boys promise their audiences a wonderful and exciting evening. "We try to present a unique show every time we go out there " says Jim Irrizary, a look-alike John Lennon who also plays rhythm guitar and harmonica, "based upon the look and feel of the venue and the audience”

Dueling Pianos

Dueling Pianos

Chicago Dueling Pianos showcases the best live musicians dueling away and cracking you up with their raucous comedy antics. Go ahead, request your favorite song, loudly sing along, dance on stage or just bounce up and down in your seat. Chicago Dueling Pianos has everything you want.

SoundScape

SoundScape

If you love Jazz, R&B, Soul, & Funk you will love the soulful sounds of SoundScape!

Featuring:

Tim Austin - Drums & Vocals

David Thompson - Trumpet & Vocals

Rick Burns - Keys & Vocals

John Burns - Guitar

So grab your favorite cocktail or vino and get ready to dance the night away with "SoundScape"



 

Comedy Night with John DaCosse & special guest TR Benker

Comedy Night with John DaCosse & special guest TR Benker

During his 20 years in stand-up comedy, brilliant physical comedian John DaCosse has developed a solid reputation nationwide. In addition to playing clubs and colleges across the country, John has opened for Jay Leno, Howie Mandel and Louie Anderson. His cartoonish, expressive face allows him the unique ability to get laughs without saying a word!

Mr Big Stuff

Mr Big Stuff

Let's Party

In 1971 soul singer Jean Knight posed the musical question, “Mr. Big Stuff, who do you think you are?”  40 years later, if that question were asked of this stateline octet, winners of RAMI and On the Waterfront Best of Rockford awards, the answer might well be difficult to pin down.  Mr. Big Stuff, the band (www.mrbigstuffband.com) does not spend a lot of time trying to put a label on itself to define “who do they think they are?”  They let the music, and a growing group of loyal fans, do the talking. 

 

From the band's inception in 1999, the word "explosive" has been used repeatedly to describe the sonic impact of their music, which exploits the dynamic drive of a three-piece horn section (the Big Stuff Horns) and a tight, funky rhythm section.  With a repertoire of dozens of covers of both popular and obscure tunes dating from the heyday of swing to the modern era, the band delves into genres of pop, rock, funk, swing, R&B, disco, soul and even punk with equal facility and with a consistent objective - keep 'em dancing!