Sparking Collaborations Among Indie Musicians

 

Illinois - Chicagoland (Chicago and surrounding area east of I-88)

Members
 
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Eric Behrenfeld

Eric Behrenfeld has been playing drums around Chicagoland since the early 1990's with many different bands in a variety of musical genres. He is available for live performances, teaching and recording drums and hand percussion. Please visit his websites and social media channels for more information about his musical adventures and history…
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Talent: Instrumentalist, Performer, Producer, Songwriter, Vocalist
Genre: Blues, Country, Rock

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Website:
www.barondrums.com
Contact: bluebaronmusic@comcast.net

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Joan Hammel

Nominated five times for Pop Entertainer of the Year by the Chicago Music Awards (other nominees have been Mavis Staples, and Jennifer Hudson, to name a few), Hammel is an award winning professional vocalist who performs live as well as appears in commercials and films, and on television and radio…
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Talent: Actress, Composer, Performer, Producer, Songwriter, Vocalist
Genre: American Roots, Pop

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Press Kit:
Website:
www.joanhammel.com
Contact: joan@joanhammel.com

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John Ludwig

John Ludwig is a musician and composer whose philosophy is music is a tool to help people connect with God. His musical diversity ranges from bluegrass, folk, country, Irish, bagpipes, rock, polka, and even zydeco. His musical inspiration was unleashed during his first wife’s battle with terminal ovarian cancer...
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Talent: Performer, Songwriter
Genre: Gospel, Musical Theater

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Press Kit:
Website:
http://songsbyjohn.com
Contact: john@songsbyjohn.com

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Dorian Medd

Dorian is semi-retired, but continues to write and record music and remains attuned to the music industry as voting member of both CARAS – Junos (Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences), and NARAS (The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences), i.e., The Grammys®…
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Talent: Composer, Songwriter
Genre: Contemporary Instrumental, Folk, Rock

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Press Kit:
Website:
http://pnwbands.com/meddandshaw.html
Contact: dorianwwm@hotmail.com

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Susan Merdinger

Susan Merdinger is Steinway Artist - and award-winning, internationally acclaimed Classical Concert Pianist, Conductor, Recording Artist and Producer. She has an extensive record of success in performing, teaching, mentoring, writing and recording. Susan is a passionate musician committed to a lifelong pursuit of excellence in classical music performance.
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Talent: Conductor, Educator, Instrumentalist, Performer, Producer
Genre: Classical

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Press Kit:
Website:
www.susanmerdingerpianist.com
Contact: susanmerdinger@gmail.com

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Wendy Morgan

Singer, songwriter, producer, author, teacher, philanthropist - Wendy Morgan enjoys creating and working with young people - guiding them as they make their way as creative expressive beings in this world. Together with songwriter and performer Darryl Boggs they are the duo "Wendy and DB," who perform all across the Chicagoland area at schools and other places where children who want to dance and clap and sing-along are found...
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Talent: Instrumentalist, Vocalist
Genre: American Roots, Children’s

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Press Kit:
Website:
http://wendyanddb.com
Contact: 3morgan@earthlink.net

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Alby Lee Odum

A musician, audio engineer, producer, songwriter, publishing -- Alby Lee Odum, with his partner Lance Gehl, is at the helm of GpsSongs.com - a boutique music publishing company that pitches music to film, television, advertisers, video games, and custom independent projects.
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Talent: Engineer;Producer, Publisher, Songwriter
Genre: Visual Media

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Press Kit:
Website:
http://www.GpsSongs.com
Contact: alby@gpssongs.com

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Jon Pomplin

Jon Pomplin is a songwriter, bassist and record company owner. He’s a member of NARAS (The Grammys®) and a BMI publisher and songwriter. He’s been putting out high quality albums for decades. Today he is the owner of Declassified Records, of which he is one artist himself…
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Talent: Composer, Instrumentalist, Instrumentalists, Songwriters, Composers
Genre: Contemporary Instrumental, Rock, Jazz

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Website:
www.declassifiedrecords.com
Contact: band@project814.com

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Robert Slap

Award winning composer, arranger, engineer and producer, Robert Slap’s music spans a wide spectrum of styles that include R&B, R&R, New Age, Jazz and Film Music. He has produced over 40 albums for artists and record labels over the span of his career, beginning in 1966 with Hanna Barbera Records. Hear his music on Bongo Boy Records, where he has appeared on several album compilations.…
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Talent: Performer, Producer, Songwriter
Genre: Contemporary Instrumental, Jazz, New Age, R&B

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Website:
www.robertslap.com (under construction)
Contact: robertslap@gmail.com

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Michael Staron

Bassist, Producer, Composer and Educator Michael Staron is an in-demand bass player in Chicagoland. A frequent guest lecturer at DePaul University's School of Music, Staron has played in the touring companies of national productions, including EVITA. "His bowing is some of the best I ever heard. He is a true rival of Mike Formanek, Dave Holland, and Paul Rogers." ~ Beyond Coltrane
Talent: Composer, Educator, Instrumentalist, Producer
Genre: Blues, Jazz, Latin

Learn more and contact using the links below:
Press Kit:
www.sonicbids.com/band/michael-staron
Website:

Contact: michaelstaron@sbcglobal.net

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Jeannie Tanner

Jeannie Tanner is a singer-songwriter and trumpeter who performs and records her original music with the Jeannie Tanner Quartet. Tanner’s recent album, WORDS & MUSIC - featuring all original music, recorded by 12 of Chicago's finest vocalists - was named by the Chicago Tribune as one of the Best Recordings of the year.
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Talent: Composer; Performer; Songwriter; Vocalist
Genre: Jazz, Pop, R&B

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Press Kit:
Website:
https://jeannietanner.com
Contact: rjtanner17@gmail.com

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