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The Crosstown Band

Classic Rock Band from Mokena, IL - Will travel up to 100 miles
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The Crosstown Band was born in the summer of 1999 when Lefty Collins brought guitar player Mike Martos out to one of his Jam Nights where he met Mark Flanagan, a singer/harmonica player looking to build a blues-rock band. Their mutual love of the blues and similar tastes in rock were grounds for instant bonding and they set out in search of a rhythm section. The first lineup consisted of players from throughout the Chicago land area. Anywhere the band played, someone had to come all the way across town, hence the name “Crosstown”.

While Mike and Mark remain the heart and soul of the band, from time to time there have been changes in personnel and with each new incarnation the band consistently gets better! This band is dedicated to a tight, energetic show and strives to keep the music pumping and the dance floor full. Mark Flanagan’s strong, soulful vocals and unique harp style are enhanced by Mike's gutsy blues-rock guitar and the keyboard virtuosity of Dave Mathis. The backline is held down by Dave Petersen on Bass and Chris Rose on Drums, whose years of playing together has developed in them an unspoken form of communication that goes beyond “tight”!

Crosstown thrives on having fun on stage with musicians that avoid the classic ego trips. The band is frequently joined by accomplished guest artists who lend their own distinctiveness to the Crosstown sound, so you’ll never get tired of the “same old thing.” Capable of providing their own sound equipment for anything from a small club to a festival, this band really delivers!
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They play good blues music if you just want to listen to music. However, if want to be able to dance then this probably isn't the band for you. I wanted a band that we could dance to. In their written reply to me they stated "we like to get right down on the floor with the folks and get that blues/rock groove working. We know we're doing good when the ladies start grindin'their hips!" Unfortunately, this didn't happen with our group. They couldn't keep anyone on the dance floor.

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2009
Dec
19
Christmas Party
Wadsworth, IL
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
19 years old
Muddy Waters
Ain't no sunshine
Bill Withers
All right now
Bad Company
American Girl
Tom Petty
Badge
Cream
Bittersweet
Big Head Todd
Blue on black
Kenny Wayne Shepard
Broken Hearted Savior
Big Head Todd
Brown eyed girl
Van Morrison
Brown Sugar
Rolling Stones
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
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Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
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Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
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Christenings
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Birthday Parties (Kids)
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Rehearsal Dinners
Please note The Crosstown Band will also travel to Frankfort, New Lenox, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Homer Glen, Lockport, Matteson, Country Club Hills, Joliet, Oak Forest, Manhattan, Monee, Olympia Fields, Palos Heights, Palos Park, Richton Park, Flossmoor, Hazel Crest, Lemont, Midlothian.
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