This group assembled from weekly gigs at Chicago’s Arrogant Frog, and its members are mightily in synch, each a distinct, strong personality. Drummer Zack Marks is focused and energized, more rock savvy in his cement-steady beat, while bassist Vogt is a textural player who uses pedals to flip his role from anchor to rudder. Most versatile may be keyboardist Andrew Lawrence, commanding a raft of flavors from Rhodes, organ, piano and Moog. Lawrence is versed in Bach counterpoint but interpolates wry, unexpected elements, then retreats into tasteful background motifs or lockstep lines with Andrick.

Michael Jackson - Downbeat Magazine

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Bonzo Squad performs Stevie Wonder's "Innervisions"

Steely Dan 101: The Royal Scam feat. Neil Carson’s Day-Glo Freaks Bonzo Squad performs Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions 8pm - $10 - 21+

Bonzo Squad CD Release at Fulton Street Collective

Fulton Street Collective

Calling one! Calling all! We've finally finished it. The first Bonzo Squad record is complete and we're ready to show it off for you!

We've decided to officially release the album at Ancien Cycles. A cozy bike shop in West Town, Chicago. Tickets are a $10 Donation and CD's are $10 a pop. We also acquired Juan Pastor's "Chinchano Trio" to set the table for us.

The venue is intimate so I'll spend time telling the stories of how "Bonzo Squad" came to be and how the songs we're written and adapted at Lilly's and the Arrogant Frog. As well as a live performance of the album.

This project is the culmination of two years of practice, discussion, listening, arguing, and (of course) fun i.e. beer. Come have a libation or three and celebrate this achievement with us!

Doors: 6:00 PM. $10 Suggested Donation.

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