Add some vintage style and class to your event.
Since 1996, Chicago's Rhythm Rockets have been delivering 100 shows a year of their brand of vintage Rhythm & Blues, with songs influenced by the sax-driven bands of the late 1940's and early 1950's. In keeping with that style of music, the Rhythm Rockets' performances reflect the diversity of Jazz, Rhythm & Blues for which Chicago is famous.
From original compositions to matchless arrangements of vintage classics, the Rhythm Rockets deliver danceable, high-energy music in an authentic stage show that appeals to audiences of all ages.
Fronted by veteran vocalist Nicole Kestler, the Rhythm Rockets move effortlessly between torch ballads by Etta James & Dinah Washington to up-tempo numbers by Louis Jordan & Louis Prima. Along with Nicole's old-school interpretation, the Rhythm Rockets are backed by three saxophones, upright bass, drums and guitar, Ms Kestler transfixes audiences with vocals that are authentic and second to none.
In their home state of Illinois, the Rockets have performed at the Paramount Arts Center, Woodstock Opera House, Pete Miller's, City Gate Grille, Willowbrook Ballroom, Green Dolphin Street, Rialto Square Theater, United Center, House of Blues, Chord on Blues and a 4 year, monthly spot at Katerina's, voted one of Chicago's top five Jazz Clubs.
In addition to the Midwest, the band has performed in numerous venues across America including New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego and Hollywood. The Rockets have recorded and self produced six albums, plus had four original songs featured on the FOX-TV show, The Tick in 2001.
The Rhythm Rockets not only sound right, they look every inch the part of a vintage Rhythm & Blues outfit. Everyone's impeccably dressed in suits and ties (except Nicole, obviously); illuminated music stands bearing the band's logo stand before the horn players. They need them, too. The Rhythm Rockets' repertoire encompasses a vast 160 selections, including several tasty originals and at least one number penned by band leader Dave's late grandmother, a jazz-loving hipster who wrote "I'll Take A Holiday From Love" in the 1930's never knowing someday her grandson's band would lovingly perform it.
Currently enjoying the release of their sixth album, She Swings Blue, the Rhythm Rockets blast off to loftier heights with every gig and every recording. It's safe to say the sky's the limit.