Progressive and fresh, EGi pushes the boundaries of genre specifics to create a soundscape reflecting the freedom that gives purpose to the acronym’s definition: Ethereal Groove, Incorporated. With a sound that has been described as, “what it would feel like to live in The Never Ending Story”, the band’s versatility and appreciation for many genres of music can be heard in their fusion of rock, funk, instrumental post-rock and hard, progressive rock. Starting from tightly arranged structures, EGi builds improvisational passages and high energy jams that seek to lift the band and audience to a higher plane.

Hailing from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, the band dually claims its roots in the city proper as they have grown to encompass the region as a jam fan favorite. EGi. is comprised of a classic rock style, string and drums 5 piece including Noe Perez and James Hernandez sharing lead roles on guitar, Allan Borukhovich on bass guitar, Devon Bates on drums, and Michael (Gonzo) Gonzalez on percussion. The band maintains their appealing dynamic with a relationship amongst each other that bonds them as brothers in arms both on and off the stage.

Infectiously danceable and experimentally funky, EGi.'s young and original approach pushes the limits of improvisation and energy rich concert events. Fusing everyone's favorite heights of funk, rock, and instrumental post-rock, they display a great versatility and stupendous appreciation for multi-genres both on stage and amongst their audience. EGi. defines their own sound through shameless development trials of all sounds.

Derick Howard

From folk to funk! Original songs and jams to original takes on a variety of covers, is what you will hear at one of Derick Howard's shows!

He performs solo as a "One Man Jam Band" by using an audio sampler to record (Live) loop tracks on his guitar, bass, hand percussion, and vocals to make the sound of a full band.

This "One Man Jam Band" has performed official after parties for acts like Robert Randolf, Victor Wooten, and The Wailers. He has opened up for acts like Gov't Mule, Eoto, Ekoostik Hookah, Future Rock, and Zach Deputy. He has performed along side acts such as Michael Franti, Keller Williams, The Dark Star Orchestra, Arrested Development, and has performed at festivals including Hyperion(IN)x3, MojoStock(IN), Wuhnurth(IN), Terrapin Hill Harvest Fest(KY), Snuggleween(KY)x2, Hoodilidoo(MI)x2, Resonance(OH)(x2), Tribal Connection(OH)x2, Hoopla In The Hills(OH)x3, Hookahville(OH)x7, multiple different performance art fests(Kinetic Fire(OH)x3, Flow Motion(IN), Flow Down(IN-IL)x2, So. Ill. Flow(IL), and at Good People Good Times Music Festival of which Derick puts on and has headlined along with acts like Turbo Suit, The Main Squeeze, Ekoostik Hookah, Rumpke Mountain Boys, and UV Hippo.

Derick has performed at all types of events and venues besides festivals and official after parties. From The Hard Rock Cafe's in Chicago and Louisville to restaurants like Apple Bee's, Texas Roadhouse, Max & Erma's, and over a dozen locations of the Jimmy Buffet chain Cheeseburger In Paradise. As well as many private events and public events for universities like I.U. and Ball State. Derick has also performed many benefits such as The Relay For Life, The MS Walk, Rock For Riley, and community fundraisers.

Although he performs mainly around the Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky area, he has performed as far east as Maryland, as far south as Miami, FL., and as far west as California


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