The Red Delicious

The Red Delicious

Years of playing together in various bands across the U.S. led these three phenomenal musicians to a trio of epic proportion.

Nick Giliberto, 25, began playing the drums at the age of 19. He is a student of jazz, funk, and music in general. His unique playing style contributes to spicy ideas, juicy improvisation, and overall rhythmic genius.

Bob Kreider, 24, bassist of the Delicious started funkin' thangs up at the age of 19, and hasn't stopped since. He plays a good R&B bass line, loves to rock a funk, and aches for that quintessential feeling and emotion that a well put together epic can so often provide.

Drew Doepke, 24, compliments the rhythm section with his guitar and vocals wholly and coyly. With his roots in southern blues/rock, he is determined to explore all music genres, and incorporate them into the music of The Red Delicious.

Brandon James & The Middle City Sound

New singing sensation Brandon James is a rising star from Chicago who has set his sights on making an impact with his music across the globe. He first realized his passion for singing at the age of 12 after he was pushed to become involved in various school projects as a means to keep him out of trouble and to find something that he would like to do. Brandon James delivers a versatile style that blends Opera, Sacred, Gospel, Blues, Pop, & R&B. Beyond singing Brandon James is also a gifted song writer that pulls his material straight from the heart. With influences like Luther Vandross, Lyfe Jennings, & Donnie Hathaway he is destined to elevate to a level where he is recognized as one of the world's greatest entertainers. Despite some of his influences being R&B legends, Brandon James learned to diversify his style after teachers in college introduced him to groups like the Beatles and Rolling Stones. He describes his sound as a mixture of Pop and Soul. Music is more than a passion it is Brandon James life and has been his dream since he realized his ability to sing at a young age. B-Rockstar along the way has challenged himself to become better at his craft including taking voice lessons from Bobby Wilsyn one of the best Chicago Jazz Musicians as well as Ars Musica and classical singer Andrew Schultze. Seeking to learn music on all levels B-Rockstar attended Columbia College Chicago where he earned a degree in Music Performance & Music Business in 2009. It was also an amazing moment in 2009 when the young gifted artist got the chance to perform with the legendary band Earth, Wind, & Fire. Through his learning experiences B-Rockstar has been able to cultivate a unique sound and dynamic stage presence. He decided to take things a step further by forming a band called The 409s while also balancing his solo career. B-Rockstar's primary goal is to share his story and testimony through his music with millions of people all over the world. He seeks to inspire, touch hearts, and provoke thought with his music. In addition to performing live at various notable venues across Chicago including the UIC Pavillion he is working on the completion of his debut solo album and The Middle City Sound's upcoming album. Brandon James current singles "Inspiration", "All I Want Is You", & "Drifting" can be heard on his website.

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The Red Delicious with Brandon James & The Middle City Sound, Ben Burns

Friday, July 19 · 8:00 PM at Tonic Room