Boho Paisley is an original rock experience from Chicago consisting of Mike, Ryan, Justin, and Ed. Frequently described as a cross between Sublime, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Black Crowes, this Chicago based quartet continues to bring its original, high energy act to the stages of the greater Midwest. Formed in early 2006, Boho Paisley has made a name for themselves both locally and on the Midwest scene (Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio). Their debut LP, Chimp Militia, was released in May 2008 to good reviews and a supporting summer tour. Currently, Boho Paisley is set to release a brand new EP (Out Of The Jungle) this spring while touring regionally in support of their increasing catalog of new, original music.
Boho Paisley is:
Guitar & Lead Vocals
Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals
Bass & Backing Vocals
Further EP (2006, self released)
Chimp Militia (2008, self released)
Out of The Jungle EP (2009, self released)
Booking Info/Promotional Materials:
1913 W Potomac Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
Justin Hoot - Guitar and Vocals
Ryan Karey - Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals
Ed Doerge - Bass & Backing Vocals
Mike Connellan - Drums
2007- Further (Demo)
2008- Chimp Militia (LP)
2009- Out Of The Jungle (EP)
Up Close and Personal with Boho Paisley
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By Ryan Peterson On Wednesday June 27th I ventured into the Double Door in Wicker Park, Chicago, ...By Ryan Peterson
On Wednesday June 27th I ventured into the Double Door in Wicker Park, Chicago, to see a band by the name of Boho Paisley that I had seen once before. I had a couple expectations: one being that I hoped I was right when I emphatically told people that I thought lead singer Justin Hoot's vocals were frighteningly similar to those of Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers (I may or may not have been a trifle intoxicated when I had the pleasure of hearing them perform the first time so it was up in the air), and the other being that beers would not cost me more than $3 apiece. Both expectations were met, although $3 bought me none other than Busch beer, not Busch Light, mind you, but Busch heavy….I knew I was in for a good night.
First things first, let me say that I was very impressed by the size of the crowd at the Double Door for a Wednesday night. I saw at least two different groups of girls who were not only dressed rather scantily for the occasion, but were taking multiple pictures as though this was a night that they wanted to be sure to remember. I guessed that these were not Double Door regulars but Boho Paisley groupies. Not often do you see the picture taking groups of girls hanging out at small concert venues with Busch beer on special on a Wednesday night, but I digress…a credit to Boho Paisley and their recruiting abilities.
As for the music, Boho Paisley played a solid Wednesday night set. They bring a lot of energy to the stage. The lead singer's voice does compare favorably with that of Anthony Kiedis and the band even did a killer cover of "Hey Oh" by the Chili Peppers. They really seemed to let loose and drive it home on the couple of numbers that featured the bassist, Edward Doerge, who was much more talented than your typical keep-the-rhythm type of musician. He actually seemed to have the lead riff on a couple of songs, a very welcome change of pace for a band looking for its niche.
The crowd was very involved throughout the show and there were even chants of an encore although there were two acts left to perform. Overall this is a talented, up and coming band in Chicago and I look forward to hearing more from them sooner rather than later. Check out Boho Paisley's Myspace Page to get an idea of just how talented they are–and to see when they're playing again so that you can see how talented they are, live.
We're capable of 45/90 minute sets (up to 2 sets worth) of original music and/or 45/90/120 minute sets (3 sets worth) of originals/covers if its a venue that caters to a mix of both. Covers include numbers from Sublime, RHCP, Modest Mouse, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, SpaceHog, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and Blind Melon.
We prefer to do original music, but are flexible depending on the venue.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.