The Essentials

The Essentials

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Folk - Alternative | Chicago, Chicago metro area, Boulder CO, DeKalb, Illinois, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,895   
Member Since: 2003
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Our roots date back to the 80's, while we were students at Northern Illinois University. The band went trhrough several name and member changes (including founder Gene Skala and keyboardist Jim Rodiguer) before settling on "The Essentials, with the band including Raj Chohan (vocals), Mike Neary (drums), Jeff Peek (gtr), Steve Schneck (bass), and Mike Greenberg (keys). We had much success early on, writing and performing our music, and performing in festivals and bars in and around Chicago and DeKalb. After almost 15 years apart, a couple of years ago we started getting together 1x per year to jam and record some music. This new music is listed first, including Hey Hey, See How it Ends (Caroline), and Train Never Comes. These were recorded psuedo-lowfi, direct to a hard disk, in a jam-session environment. They were written and recorded in a day, for the most part. Makes us wonder sometimes...

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contact: jeffpeek at gmail . com

We're getting together on 8/9 this year with all 5 of the main lineup. 20 year reunion. Good lord...


J Nelson K posted over 30 days ago to The Essentials

The Essentials, "Angels Never Call" ... Nice Work ... Best Wishes For Wherever Life & The Music May Lead You ... J Nelson K


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