Friday, July 20, 2018
Join us in the Miller Lite Beer Garden for a free, all-ages show with hair metal cover band, Hairbanger’s Ball, and special guests, WICYC, part of Navy Pier’s free music and dance series, Live on the Lake!
Cover Band – Hair Metal
9pm – 10pm & 10:30pm – 11:30pm
5:30pm – 6:30pm & 7pm – 8pm
Rolling through the “Decade of Decadence” like a 50-ton freight train, iconic bands such as Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, and Poison (to mention only a few) made the 1980’s a musical era the likes of which we’re doubtful to see again. Millions upon millions of records were sold, and concert venues around the world sold out within seconds when these bands were announced as headliners…
In 2001, lamenting the heyday of hairbands, one Chicago band sought to rekindle the flame for these Gods of Rock by tapping into the nostalgic and undeniable energy of that bygone era. They called themselves Hairbanger’s Ball.
Born from a “what if?” scenario, Hairbanger’s Ball has entrenched themselves as one of the most sought after “80’s Hair Rock Tribute Bands” in the United States after years of performing sold out shows from coast to coast, all while exuding the same expert musicianship and flair for the theatrical as their idols. Now on the cusp of celebrating 15 years in existence, Hairbanger’s Ball has been a mainstay in music for longer than some of their celebrity counterparts, and routinely perform over 150 shows a year.
Whether you’re looking to bring back the memory of a favorite concert seen in 1985 or seeking a true-to-life representation of what a rock concert was like in the 80’s, Hairbanger’s Ball provides both the music and the mayhem for young and old alike, bundled together in a 6-piece, high octane lineup. Featuring powerful male and female lead vocals, some serious ax grinding and renditions of classic songs so much like the original you’d swear you’d gone back in time, Hairbanger’s Ball leaves nothing to be desired after seeing and listening to them live, which is why they’ve been named “Best Rock Band” in Chicago by their throngs of adoring fans.
In addition to traditional concert venues, Hairbanger’s Ball is also available for bookings at club venues, private events and parties, weddings, and corporate gatherings, having entertained heavy-hitters such as KIA Motors, Miller Brewing Company, AOL, The Phoenix Open, the United States Armed Forces, and many more.
WICYC is a jam band who dabbles in almost every genre. From the Naperville suburb of Chicago, the band includes 5 life-long friends and 1 Craigslist discovery.
On drums, Trevor Wielert brings his own awesome style while always keeping his nose to the funk stone. On Lead Guitar/Vocals, Mike Sullivan shreds all over the neck with the utmost beauty and grace. Also on Guitar/Vocals is the one and only Patrick Mahoney, the king of Rhythm Guitar and has a voice that makes the girls go crazy. Keeping the low end in check, Alec Ross grooves on the bass with sweet fills and whopping beat-one bass-bombs. Filling in the middle of the sound with funky organs and synths and tight piano parts is Ryan P. Keane. Finally, the lead singer of the band has a voice like no other. Having so much soul, Cass Zander mesmerizes everyone with her powerful vocals! Together these 6 friends create WICYC and a fun loving community.
This free, all ages concert is presented as part of Live on the Lake!, Navy Pier’s free summer music series in the Miller Lite Beer Garden.
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