The band SonicSoul advertises themselves as "one of Chicago’s premier blues rock jam bands, focusing on the music of the masters" aggresively playing rocking covers of such guitar icons as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, and Jimi Hendrix as well as more traditional blues artists and original songs. The band is comprised of three members, John Bruhnke on lead vocals/guitar, Kevin Johnston drums and vocals and the newest member bass player Chuck Comanse who just joined the band about 5 months ago and is currently working on some other projects as well, but he seems to be quite a welcome addition here. Chuck's bass playing is superb and it incorporates a funky rocked-out style similar to that of a Stanley Clarke. The affable and more-than-capable drummer Kevin Johnston is one of the Chicago area's most versatile and has been playing with local blues and rock bands since 1983. In 1992, he accompanied blues legend Buddy Guy on a world tour supporting the five-time Grammy award winning blues icon. Add to this mix of burgeoning talent guitarist John Bruhnke, who acquired his blues chops in the early 1990's playing south side Chicago clubs as lead guitarist with notable local blues men L.V. Banks and later on the north side with the late "Professor" Eddie Lusk. SonicSoul started recording in October of 2010 and plans to release a CD in the summer of 2011. Their next show promises to offer alot of new covers and the stuff I cherish, original material...so come on out and check it! As their name implies, these artists emanate music having a frequency within the audibility range of the human ear (hence the word sonic) in waves of sound from the soul... SonicSoul. 'NufSed.
Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 9:00pm
27W482 Jewell Road
Winfield, IL 60190-1225
Video of the original tune "Drove Down To Memphis":