Brother John
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Brother John

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Band Blues Cover Band


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Brother John is a Chicago-based band that performs classic rock, R&B, blues, New Orleans, and other soul inspired works. Led by guitar virtuoso/vocalist John Kattke, Brother John has performed with such musical icons as Eric Clapton, Steve Miller and the Black Crowes.

A regular at Chicago’s famous Buddy Guy’s Legends nightclub, Brother John has performed at such events as Chicago’s Blue Fest, Naperville's Last Fling and the Adler Planetarium's Celestial Ball. The band is a favorite at weddings, festivals, private parties, corporate events and galas. Kattke’s singing and guitar playing have drawn raves from audiences and musicians alike, including such musical icons as George Benson and Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin.

Prior to starting Brother John, Kattke was the leader of the Otis Rush band for three years and has toured with Buddy Guy. Today, his band features some of Chicago’s highest caliber musicians, including Marqueal Jordan, Gerald McClendon, Jade Maze, Chris Neal, Chris Hall, Robert Collazo, Steve Eisen.

What others say about Brother John:

You play a mean guitar!”
George Benson

“You’re fearless!”
- Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin

“Your band was amazing” – Tammy Breitman, bride

“You exceeded our already high expectations. Everyone was commenting to us how wonderful you all were. You made our wedding that much more unique and special” Alison & Jonny, bride and groom

Thank you, thank you, Thank you! You guys were amazing.” Jenny & Josh, bride and groom

“Excellent job. The choice of music, tempo and sound levels?were perfect. Numerous people came up to me and asked how I found such a great band.”
– John McLean, Sargent Lundy company

“Thank you and all of your band members for doing such a fabulous job at Lindsey and Ben’s wedding. You (honestly) played one of the best Horas I have ever heard – it sounded amazing, it kicked ass actually.” - Marina Birch, Birch Design Studio

“Thank you again for a wonderful performance. Everyone loved your band.” Summer Del Prete, Youth in Crisis