Saturday Morning
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Saturday Morning

Band Folk Acoustic


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The best kept secret in music


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We have a total of four self-released Cds, with only one of them being good quality. The first is a four song studio cd with original material, where all instruments and vocals were recorded seperately. Even though this provided the best quality sound, we believe that it did not do justice to our talents. The next cd was recorded from a live performance. There is a total of sixteen songs, mixed with originals and covers. This captured our abilities much better than the studio cd. Thethird we released was similar to the live cd. This had only nine songs, eight original with one cover. Our one high quality cd was recorded by professionals at the Double Door in Chicago during our live show. This has only four songs, but all of them sound amazing. We had a chance to experience radio airplay in our hometown of Joliet, IL. At a local college radio station, we had a chance to be interviewed and play a couple of acoustic songs in the station and after that we picked a song from our first cd to play on the air.


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It all started in Joe Plese's basement. He had the drumset, Brett Hettman had the guitar. Together they jammed just for fun and brought up the idea of forming a band. Playing only covers, they wanted to write their own songs. Throw in jolly friend Jason Wilhelmi and Joe's little brother, Josh, and they found a perfect fit. Later they added Brad Surinak a.k.a. "the shredder" to play lead and Saturday Morning was complete. Every Saturday morning, they got together in Joe's basement to write songs and jam. These jam sessions usually lasted all day, never getting tired of playing and making music. This is how the name Saturday Morning was born. They never thought that it would escalate this far, as it all started out for fun. It all has been like a dream, going from graduation parties in farm community towns to well-known bars in Chicago. What sets them apart from other bands is their true love of all styles of music. They incorporate this passion into the way they play, drawing from multiple influences. One day they will jam a blues song for twenty minutes and other days they will write that short, poppy, love song that tears at your emotions. As for their influences, their biggest one would have to be the Dave Matthews Band. Their fusion of rock, jazz, classical, and acoustic sets the stage for young bands all across America. Combine this with the funk of Phish, the trippiness of the Grateful Dead, and the heart of the Beatles, Saturday Morning is a band that you must see live to experience the energy and passion that they put forth in their music.