Bio - Sid & Hala is an acoustic duo based out of Brookfield, IL. The duo covers a wide variety of country, pop, and rock hits and uses multiple instruments to produce a larger sound. From older artists such as Janis Joplin, Crosby, Stills, and Nash and Tom Petty to new artists, Sid & Hala plays crowd pleasing music to keep the party going all night.
Pino Farina is a singer-songwriter from the Chicago suburbs. He has been playing and performing for over 20 years. In his early career, as a member of the indie-rock band Punsapaya, he toured the country extensively and in 2005 was awarded the Rock Album of the Year by the Chicago Music Awards. After some time off to raise a family, the band has picked up where they left off, and have been writing and recording new original material. Out of sheer passion for music, Pino performs acoustic covers that span a wide spectrum of popular music. Sharing his influences from The Beatles, Tom Petty, U2, The Eagles, etc, it is sure to be a great evening of music from the classic rock songbook of the 70's and 80's to some of today's current classics.
Jim Pedicone is a dynamic singer/acoustic guitar performer who's music spans 50 yrs.
Whether it's Michael Buble, James Taylor, Frank Sinatra or Peter Gabriel you are sure to feel the music that comes from the heart!
Jim often plays with Andrew Hagen, an incredible guitar/mandolin player who's musical ability compliments Jim's style to perfection!
His tasteful guitar solos and beautiful mandolin accompaniment enhances the entire musical experience
Jeffrey Deutsch recently performed in Europe, aboard the number one cruise ship in the world, the Crystal Serenity, then at a jazz club in Paris, and then for two months at the elegant Kurhaus Hotel in Holland. When he's home in the Chicago area, he is a busy performer at private parties, corporate functions, and in the piano bars of major hotels. But the Anvil Club has been his "Gig Home" for almost two decades, and he's always happy to be back.
Chicago Born Neil Rose is a drummer with an extensive history in blues and rock. With over 40 years of experience, he's played with legends and performed around the world. He puts in the right amount of hot sauce to keep the blues alive!
Sharing the love of music on all frontiers from jam to newgrass, Mark Frystak and Hayley Skreens weld together to form Make it a Double! Inspired by the reinvention of their favorite tunes alongside heartfelt originals, they offer a sound that showcases their spirits as singers while remaining true to their acoustic roots with a strictly string instrumentation and single mic setup. Sure to bring a smile to your face, together they encourage an atmosphere that is both energized and inviting similar to that of their weekly collaboration with friends in the Bluegrass Sundaze event series. You can find this animated duo all throughout the greater Chicagoarea, so don't miss your next chance to Make it a Double!
A Chicago area jazz quartet featuring jazz in all forms. From Bop to Swing, Bossa and Blues. The jazz group provides a musical environment that is enjoyable to both the seasoned jazz fan and those who are new to jazz music. Comprised of local Chicago talent with decades of experience and a passion for live performance.
The Secret Acoustic Society is a four piece acoustic band covering music encompassing the ’60s to now. The SAS features two female and two male singers for up to four part harmonies and instrumentation that includes six & twelve string guitars, mandolins, bass and percussion. Whether you are reminiscing or inspired, singing along or toe tapping,
It’s a sure bet that that you will be captivated with The Secret Acoustic Society!
Little did I know, as I was pursuing my master's in piano performance at E.I.U., that I would be using my talents to entertain children in the public schools as well as adults around the piano at the Anvil Club. It's been 38 enjoyable years of performing at the club, and no two nights have been the same. I treasure the many friendships I've made since I began playing here. For me, this is more than a restaurant or simply a place to perform, it's a part of my personal repertoire. I'm excited about the Anvil club's future and the direction it's headed.