Musical Outfits

Musical Outfits


Power pop with a blend of rock, strong melodies and rich vocals. Fun indie rock tunes that are seamlessly catchy, even at first listen. The Musical Outfits have a wide variety of influences, and it comes through loud and clear in their songs.


Indie rockers the Musical Outfits wear for almost any occasion, offering an assortment of wholesome, alt-rock tunes, soulful ballads and upbeat pop melodies. Formed in 1999, the Outfits have built an audience the way it should be done... by playing. Often they'd play wherever they could. Founding members Adam Ashbach and Jimmy Giannapoulos have been through four lineup changes together until the current unit was formed. Now stronger than ever, each member of the band brings their own style and numerous influences to the music and has developed into a refreshing and mature 4 piece rock act. Their diverse music and assortment of genres during a given show keeps the audience guessing and entertained.
Over the years they've developed a handsome resume of gigs. They have been featured at some of Chicago's most popular venues including The House of Blues, The Metro, Double Door, Schubas, and the Empty Bottle. Along the way they've shared the stage with an interesting assortment of artists. It's a testament to the music. What other band is diverse enough to share the stage with national acts Maxi Priest, Victor Wooten and Soul Circus, The Sam Roberts Band, and Local H? Somebody noticed the bands vast appealing musical stylings. In 2006, they were selected from thousands of hopefuls to grace the stage at Lollapalooza. Their debut album Left Here captures their interesting assortment and arrangements perfectly. Recorded at the renowned Chicago Recording Company and mastered by Chris Athens at Sterling Sound in New York City, Left Here has received praise and critical acclaim from music lovers spanning the globe.


"Losing Out" - Hostage Radio Compilation - 2004

"Only a Show" - Hostage Radio Compilation - 2005

Left Here - released 2005 - produced by Chris Steinmetz (Kiss, Madonna, Ben Harper)

Tracks from Left Here receiving local air play : "Routine of the Dancer" , "True Blue", and "Bullets"

"Routine of the Dancer" is the theme song for "Art Mann Presents" with Art Mann on HDTV

"Routine of the Dancer" and "Redesign" featured on "Art Mann Presents" with Art Mann on HDTV.

Set List

Enough material for a 3 hour set

Typically will play two 45 minute sets

Usually don't play covers, but on rare occasions will throw in "Hotel Yorba" by the White Stripes