AVM

AVM

 Addison, Illinois, USA
BandRockClassic Rock

Star studded giants and spectacular energy are the legacy of rock music..along with those inspired and gifted tunesmiths that have spun the fabric of more than a musical generation. From this lineage, a spark has ignited and the fire of this commitment is AVM.

Biography

This Chicago based quintet lead by singer-songwriter and music producer Robert Mackey, possess that rare magical ability to transcend across musical boundaries and age demographics. "We constantly push for musical excellence with our performances while keeping the songs accessible, relatable and memorable for our audience" says Mackey, who insists on making sure that the songs on the album "flow". "I really love it when a fan says that they put on the CD and before they realized it, nearly an hour had gone by..."

With musical hooks so big and haunting you can hang both your coat and hat, AVM has a sound similar to today's major artists like U2, Train, Goo Goo Dolls and Collective Soul. Mackey's songs and music also shine brightly with inspiration from legendary rock artists like Kansas, Pink Floyd, Foreigner, Peter Gabriel, Don Henley and Electric Light Orchestra.

With radio airplay on 100+stations, international CD sales and reviews, the response to their heart felt and dynamic rock music has been very "real" causing many people to call the radio station and ask "who WAS that?" AVM has rocked tens of thousands as pre-game entertainment for the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Bulls. They have also entertained thousands more at many outdoor summer festivals and prominent clubs throughout the USA. Their experienced band members have shared the stage with many legendary and diverse Artists like Joe Perry of (Aerosmith), Cheap Trick, Loverboy, Kansas, Starship, Survivor, Steppenwolf, Leslie West & Mountain, Canned Heat, Eric Johnson, Buddy Guy, Eddie Money, Three Dog Night, The Guess Who, Robin Trower, Buddy Miles (Jimi Hendrix), Molly Hatchet, Rare Earth, Off Broadway, Mecca, Kiki Dee & Davie Jonstone (Elton John), Badfinger, Ides Of March, Triumph, Joan Jett, to name a few.

So what sets this band apart from ten thousand cookie-cutter sounding bands? Answer: AVM is a rock group who's mastery of their instruments, music and songwriting craftsmanship are uncommonly gifted. What a difference it makes when you experience REAL music made by a REAL songwriter with REAL classically trained musicians!

They are not just good...they are world-class great! Their live performance is even more powerful than the CD...very rare in today's music industry. Think this is a bold statement? Are you a fan of any of the above Artists? If so, then listen to the CD. We are sure you will agree with the rave reviews. One recent review said it best, "I haven't heard a band playing this kind of rock music for a long time." -Gabor Kleinbloesem Editor of STRUTTERZINE in Holland.

Discography

4 song "Maxi-Single" 2001
Full Length cd "It's Tonight" 2003
3 Song "Radio Sampler" CD
Maxi-Single DVD Jan, 2008
Radio Single "Hush" 2011
Full Length CD "A Matter of Time" 2012

Set List

Originals:
Into the Flames Again
So Hard
Drive
Time foir a Change
I Don't Know Why
A Matter of Time
If You're Gonna Be
Who's on Your Side?
Time Slips Away
Changing
Takes All I Have
The Way
I Will
It's Tonight
Oou-Baby
I'm Leaving
I am the Rock
tired of Telling You
Mama
Don't Take No Chances
Won't-u-Be My Love
Thoughts
The River
Secret

Classic and Current Rock Covers:
COLLECTIVE SOUL *SHINE
U-2 *VERTIGO *WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME
TRAIN *DROPS OF JUPITER
LED ZEPPLIN *KASHMIR
GENESIS *TURN IT ON AGAIN *ABACAB
PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS *BAND ON THE RUN *LIVE & LET DIE
GOLDEN EARRING *RADAR LOVE
TOM PETTY *RUNNIN DOWN A DREAM *BREAKDOWN
FOREIGNER *DOUBLE VISION
DEEP PURPLE *SMOKE ON THE WATER *HUSH
CHICAGO *ONLY THE BEGINNING
MIKE & THE MECHANICS *SILENT RUNNING
STEVE MILLER BAND *FLY LIKE AN EAGLE
THREE DOG NIGHT *ONE
GRAND FUNK *SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL
URIAH HEEP *STEALIN
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER