The Real Gone

The Real Gone has been bringing authentic surf rock and rockabilly to Chicagoland since 2007. We’ve opened for Southern Culture on the Skids at City Winery and other national acts at Naperville’s Ribfest, Chicago’s Taste of Randolph Street and Reggie’s Rock Club. Richard Milne has played us on 93 XRT and we’ve played many fests, private and corporate events, car shows and clubs. The Real Gone travel back in time to rock the classic music of The Ventures, The Shadows, and Dick Dale, then resurface with surf rendered versions of modern hits from The Pixies, Muse, Flaming Lips and much more.


If you are familiar with the Pulp Fiction soundtrack or the song Wipeout, you know the sounds of surf rock. The Real Gone brings sophistication to what most like-bands treat as novelty, while keeping it fun and light hearted.
They bring a classic, slick look with top-notch musicianship, playing classic surf rock instrumentals of the 50s and 60s. The instrumental sets of classic surf rock are broken up with vocal tunes from the period and modern covers. The Real Gone sets itself apart from other similar acts by twisting popular music hits into classic surfy instrumentals of the 50s/60s. Audiences love this surprise twist of modern covers in the sets.


“… Focused considerable talents … ”
~ Richard Milne, 93XRT, Real Gone singles played on WXRT

“Professional, easy to work with and an incredible time. A talented group of musicians that know how to get the room dancing and in the right mood.” ~ Elle Quintana, Chicago Talent Buyer – Reggies

“Thank you for making the first annual We Believe charity event for parkinson’s disease a success! You are extremely talented and we loved having you!!!”
~ Megan Potilechio, Michael J. Fox TeamFox for Parkinson’s Research


The Ventures
Dick Dale
The Pixies
Depeche Mode
The Beatles
The Flaming Lips
The Shadows
Daft Punk

For More Information on The Real Gone Call 773-481-2600 or Email us at

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