The Band

'Stache! uses a creative blend of song arrangement and skilled musicianship to bring a unique twist to everything from today’s pop hits to the 80s rock anthems you’ve been loving for years. 'Stache! recreates current radio hits without the use of backing tracks, and mixes them into a setlist filled with perennial rock and dance favorites from across the radio dial. As a result, 'Stache! can bring a catered blend of music that’s perfect for your venue, festival, or private event.

It’s music you love, like you’ve never heard before.

ryan

Lead Vocals

What was your first concert?
Ummm…my first concert was Collective Soul. They were so good that I dropped out of eighth grade to follow them across the country. (kidding)

Who are your musical influences, current, old etc?
Just like everybody else in this band, I’m a big Fleetwood Mac fan. My Spotify Playlists are full of a lot of Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kanye West and Talking Heads. I also think there’s some really great pop music out there right now, from people like Rihanna and Bruno Mars.

What makes a successful event/show?
To make great memories at your event, you really only need three things: the right music, drinks, and a group of people who are ready to have a good time. If you need the right music, we’re your guys!

What is one of your favorite Chicago restaurants?
If I’m being fancy I’d say something like Girl and the Goat, but in my heart, I know the answer is Portillo’s.

JAY

Guitar

What was your first concert?
Micheal Jackson, Victory Tour, Oct 12th 1984, Comiskey Park (it will always be Comiskey in my eyes) 7th row, dead center. Don’t think I could ask for a better first live concert experience…thanks Mom and Dad!

Who are your musical influences, current, old etc?
I grew up on the classics, Zep, Jimi, Floyd, Grand Funk, Sly and The Family etc. As I matured musically , I gravitated toward guys like, Jeff Beck, Al Di Meola, Grant Green, Eric Krasno, Wanye Krantz and Scofield. I also am a huge Soul/Rnb/Motown/ lover of new and old. Honestly, I’m all over the map nowadays, constantly trying to feed my mind with new sounds!

What makes a successful event/show?
As I’ve played throughout the years, I found that first and foremost, there is a intangible spirit or vibe that allows certain bands to better connect and captivate an audience. If you take those key ingredients, then mix in talent, dedication, professionalism and the commitment to entertain, you have the makings of one killer band. ‘Stache! is no doubt, one of those bands!!

What is one of your favorite Chicago restaurants?
The guys have named some of my favs already, so I’m gonna’ go with Mr. Allisons, Noon O Kabob, Bad Apple and Bari.

pat

Drums

What was your first concert?
Green Day, UIC Pavilion, 1994.

Who are your musical influences, current, old etc?
Buddy Holly, Third Eye Blind, Brandon Flowers, The Killers, Thomas Lang, Jojo Mayer (Nerve), Anika Niles, Lettuce, THE GOLD WEB.

What makes a successful event/show?
When the sound is good, the band plays well and, most importantly, when the crowd is having a great time.

What is one of your favorite Chicago restaurants?
La Scarola on Grand Ave.

jake

Bass

What was your first concert?
The first concert I can remember going to by my own free will was Incubus. I was just starting High School, it was the Morning View tour and Dirk Lance was my bass god. I never did end up buying a Warwick or learning how to slap the bass though.

Who are your musical influences, current, old etc?
Aside from Dirk, I get a lot of influence from Prog Rock and Electronic Music. I like technicality, but groove is more important. Top 3 bassists for me would have to be Chris Squire (Yes), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), and…. ah heck, who am I kidding, Dirk Lance is still a God!

What makes a successful event/show?
Success = Energy. Our job is to make good music and fun times. We aren’t a gimmicky cover band, but we all truly enjoy performing and I think that translates to our audience.

What is one of your favorite Chicago restaurants?
I like to keep it simple. Chicago does Al Pastor really well, and the best I’ve had is a little place called Taqueria Moran. I could eat that everyday.

MAX

Guitar

What was your first concert?
The Beach Boys.

Who are your musical influences, current, old etc?
Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, John Lennon, Prince, Kanye West, Jerry Garcia.

What makes a successful event/show?
When the audience and the band are exchanging positive energy.

What is one of your favorite Chicago restaurants?
Longman & Eagle, Sultan’s Market, The Spice Room, Pequod’s .

ryan

Lead Vocals

What was your first concert?
Ummm…my first concert was Collective Soul. They were so good that I dropped out of eighth grade to follow them across the country. (kidding)

Who are your musical influences, current, old etc?
Just like everybody else in this band, I’m a big Fleetwood Mac fan. My Spotify Playlists are full of a lot of Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kanye West and Talking Heads. I also think there’s some really great pop music out there right now, from people like Rihanna and Bruno Mars.

What makes a successful event/show?
To make great memories at your event, you really only need three things: the right music, drinks, and a group of people who are ready to have a good time. If you need the right music, we’re your guys!

What is one of your favorite Chicago restaurants?
If I’m being fancy I’d say something like Girl and the Goat, but in my heart, I know the answer is Portillo’s.

JAY

Guitar

What was your first concert?
Micheal Jackson, Victory Tour, Oct 12th 1984, Comiskey Park (it will always be Comiskey in my eyes) 7th row, dead center. Don’t think I could ask for a better first live concert experience…thanks Mom and Dad!

Who are your musical influences, current, old etc?
I grew up on the classics, Zep, Jimi, Floyd, Grand Funk, Sly and The Family etc. As I matured musically , I gravitated toward guys like, Jeff Beck, Al Di Meola, Grant Green, Eric Krasno, Wanye Krantz and Scofield. I also am a huge Soul/Rnb/Motown/ lover of new and old. Honestly, I’m all over the map nowadays, constantly trying to feed my mind with new sounds!

What makes a successful event/show?
As I’ve played throughout the years, I found that first and foremost, there is a intangible spirit or vibe that allows certain bands to better connect and captivate an audience. If you take those key ingredients, then mix in talent, dedication, professionalism and the commitment to entertain, you have the makings of one killer band. ‘Stache! is no doubt, one of those bands!!

What is one of your favorite Chicago restaurants?
The guys have named some of my favs already, so I’m gonna’ go with Mr. Allisons, Noon O Kabob, Bad Apple and Bari.

pat

Drums

What was your first concert?
Green Day, UIC Pavilion, 1994.

Who are your musical influences, current, old etc?
Buddy Holly, Third Eye Blind, Brandon Flowers, The Killers, Thomas Lang, Jojo Mayer (Nerve), Anika Niles, Lettuce, THE GOLD WEB.

What makes a successful event/show?
When the sound is good, the band plays well and, most importantly, when the crowd is having a great time.

What is one of your favorite Chicago restaurants?
La Scarola on Grand Ave.

jake

Bass

What was your first concert?
The first concert I can remember going to by my own free will was Incubus. I was just starting High School, it was the Morning View tour and Dirk Lance was my bass god. I never did end up buying a Warwick or learning how to slap the bass though.

Who are your musical influences, current, old etc?
Aside from Dirk, I get a lot of influence from Prog Rock and Electronic Music. I like technicality, but groove is more important. Top 3 bassists for me would have to be Chris Squire (Yes), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), and…. ah heck, who am I kidding, Dirk Lance is still a God!

What makes a successful event/show?
Success = Energy. Our job is to make good music and fun times. We aren’t a gimmicky cover band, but we all truly enjoy performing and I think that translates to our audience.

What is one of your favorite Chicago restaurants?
I like to keep it simple. Chicago does Al Pastor really well, and the best I’ve had is a little place called Taqueria Moran. I could eat that everyday.

MAX

Guitar

What was your first concert?
The Beach Boys.

Who are your musical influences, current, old etc?
Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, John Lennon, Prince, Kanye West, Jerry Garcia.

What makes a successful event/show?
When the audience and the band are exchanging positive energy.

What is one of your favorite Chicago restaurants?
Longman & Eagle, Sultan’s Market, The Spice Room, Pequod’s .