The Chicago Experience

About The Chicago Experience

The Chicago Experience is just as it sounds – a group of musicians who call Chicago home, and who share a love for the music of one of the greatest rock n’ roll bands of all time… Chicago. Together, the band recreates the sound and feel of Chicago’s music, who’s hit songs have touched generations of fans spanning several decades. The Chicago Experience invites you to relive memories of the music that captured everyone’s hearts! From the early hits off Chicago Transit Authority’s 1968 self-titled album, such as “Beginnings” and “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”, through the 1980’s, with Chicago’s hits “Hard To Say I’m Sorry” and “You’re The Inspiration”, you will share in the joy that these songs bring.

Highlights include performances with:
– Danny Seraphine, Chicago’s co-founder and original drummer.
– Bill Champlin, former Chicago member
– Will Champlin, “The Voice” finalist
– Dennis Tufano, original lead singer of The Buckinghams.
– Marty Grebb, Carl Giammarese, Nick Fortuna, The Buckinghams
– James Guercio, Chicago’s original manager and producer.

What people are saying:

“Incredible … a MUST SEE act if you get the chance this summer. (We posted a link to their itinerary on yesterday’s page … scroll back to see where these guys are playing this summer … we’ll probably see you at one of their shows!) They have TOTALLY nailed the Chicago sound … killer lead vocals by Brian Hemstock and Adam Briel … scorching guitar by Ron Brandt … and a horn section that rivals Chicago’s very own. How great were they? The night of this performance  turned to my wife and said “I have NEVER seen Chicago perform “Dialogue” as well as these guys just did here tonight.” And I mean that … and I’ve seen Chicago live at least a dozen times. Absolutely amazing.” -Kent Kotal

“The Chicago Experience will be returning to Burr Ridge’s Concerts on the Green for 2016 for their third appearance! Never in the 7 year history of these concerts, have so many people applauded, standing ovation, and on and on for a concert performance like they did for The Chicago Experience. Sitting with me at the concert was a frequent concert goer gentlemen and fan of the original Chicago band who stated “if I wasn’t witnessing this, I would swear it was Chicago!” Kudos to Steve and Ron for a concert to remember.”  – Jamie Janusz Burr Ridge Park District

“The Chicago Experience is for real! I mean like the real deal! With this band you get perfect vocals, phenomenal rhythm section and stellar horn section! So many people commented on how great this band is…they are a very true representation
of the band “Chicago”! I will also add that they are one of the best group of guys I have ever worked with!!! Here’s to you guys!!!” -Dr. Tom Reitz, Entertainment Coordinator, ChiliMania Inc. 

“I would like to thank you for an outstanding performance of The Chicago Experience for one of our recent corporate events. I was very proud to present your wonderful Chicago tribute band to a very knowledgeable client, who has been in
our industry over the years. Everyone was thoroughly entertained, and they so appreciated the authentic presentation of everyone’s classic hits from this legendary
band. The arrangements are perfect, and all the vocalists sound so much like the original members, that it really feels like you are watching the actual band Chicago.” -Dan Hays, Prism Entertainment LTD

“The Chicago Experience was one of the best concerts I have gone too. Saw them in Burr Ridge, IL . Even a thunderstorm didn’t make me want to leave and was thankful we didn’t. Had a great time! Thanks for a fun evening!” -Penny Defenbaugh

“Thank you from all of us in Westchester for the great performance. Still hearing compliments on how great you guys were!” -Gary Kasanders, Executive Director, Westchester Park District

“People came up to me all weekend saying how awesome you guys were.” -Dave Herman, Dir. of Recreation, Lockport Township Park District

“Just caught your show at the Metropolis Theater. WONDERFUL!!!!! OUTSTANDING!!!! What a high caliber band and what fun to see how passionate all members of the band are in their performances. Nice to see that all members were “showcased” during the show. What a truly FABULOUS Show!! I hope you return to the Metropolis soon.” -Chris Klimczak

“The Chicago Experience performance at our annual outdoor concert could not have been any better. The entire band, brass section and lead vocals were spot on! I received numerous compliments from my Club members and guests. “Awesome band”, “Best time we ever had”, “Great performance”, “Fabulous evening”. Thank you once again for a wonderful evening!!!” -Jim Dziekan, Club Manager, Boulder Ridge CC