In the summer of 2015, local Charlotte drummer Mike Graci had an idea – He wanted to break away from the run-of-the-mill cover music he heard being played around town, so he worked to put together something special. He began diligently seeking out the musicians required to realize his vision. With all of the pieces in place, the group established themselves as Chicago Rewired – The Premier Chicago Tribute Band.
The members of Chicago Rewired – The Premier Chicago Tribute Band feel very fortunate to play the music that they love and to share their passion. It is their sincere desire that at every performance the audience and the band have as much fun as possible. Hire Chicago Rewired for your next event and forget about the stresses of life for a while, and let the music carry you away.
Chicago Rewired FAQs
Q. What style of music do you play?
A. We share a common goal of accurately replicating the timeless music of “Chicago®”
Q. How many pieces do you typically play as and what instruments are they?
A. We are an 8 piece band:
Kerry Craig – Lead Vocals
David Miller – Keyboards, Vocals
Mike Graci – Drums
Justin Martin – Bass, Vocals
Robert Bussey – Guitar, Vocals
Doug Norton – Saxophone, Vocals, Music Director
Jon Mills – Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Flute
Allen Beck – Trombone
Q. Do you play in other configurations?
A. We only play as an 8 piece band so you get the full experience every time.
Q. Why did you become a professional musician?
A. I [band leader, Mike] have been a professional musician for over 25 years because I love playing drums and love doing shows. I’m also a F/T drum instructor and own a music school in Matthews, NC.
Q. Where are you located?
A. Charlotte, NC.
Q. Do you travel?
A. Yes, we will travel anywhere in the US, and overseas as well.
Q. Why should an event professional book you?
A. We are a professional and talented band, and we take pride in our accurate renditions of all the timeless music of “Chicago®”.
Q. Do you have the capability of providing your own sound & lights?
A. Yes we have our own sound and lighting guy.
Sample Song List
- 25 or 6 to 4
- Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is
- Feeling Stronger Everyday
- Old Days
- Saturday In The Park
- Call On Me
- If You Leave Me Now
- Make Me Smile
- You’re The Inspiration
- Just You And Me
- Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon
- Alive Again
- Vehicle (The Ides Of March)
- Gimme Some Lovin’ (Spencer Davis Group)
- Pick Up The Pieces (Average White Band)
- You Made Me So Very Happy (Blood Sweat & Tears)
- And When I Die (Blood Sweat & Tears)
- Questions 67 & 68
- Hard To Say I’m Sorry
- Hard Habit To Break
- Baby What A Big Surprise
- Colour My World
- Will You Still Love Me
- Along Comes A Woman
- Look Away
- I’m A Man
- Dialogue Part I & II
- I’ve Been Searching
- The Approaching Storm
- Get Ready (The Temptations)
- Soul Man (Sam & Dave)
- Long Train Running (The Doobie Brothers)
- Spinning Wheel (Blood Sweat & Tears)
- Got To Get You Into My Life (Blood Sweat & Tears)