Soul Pigs

Soul Pigs

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13 Years and Counting! The Soul Pigs are a rock, funk, soul and blues band from Chicago and pride themselves on not just playing great music, but also putting on a great show.

Biography

The Soul Pigs have been rockin' stages from
Northern Wisconsin to Jacksonville Florida for over a decade. We have great musicians that have each been performing for over 15 years. The Soul Pigs have had the priviledge of being the back-up band for such performers as: Bo Diddley, Johnny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shephard, and Buddy Guy. The Soul Pigs have also been the opening act for such performers as John Foggerty, Kelly Clarkson, Third Eye Blind, Vanessa Carlton, Cheap Trick, Rick Derringer, Rare Earth,
and numerous others!
- Feature performers at 2005 Superbowl 39 in Jacksonville, FL.
- Feature performer at the 2003 All Star Baseball game at Cellular Field in Chicago.
- Over 10 consecutive years on the Miller Oasis Stage at Milwaukee's Summerfest.
- Over 10 live broadcasts with the Mancow Morning Madhouse at such venues as: Hard Rock Cafe, Holiday Star Plaza, Park West Theatre, Rosemont Theatre (opening for Andrew "Dice" Clay), Buddy Guy's Legends and a number of in-studio performances.
- House band for the "Liz Wilde Show" on 97.9 WLUP
- 5 Years running at the Beer Garden stage on Chicago's Navy Pier.
- The 1999 Democratic Convention held in Chicago.

Basically we are a bunch of guys that love playing music!

Discography

We were broadcast worldwide on FOX when we played for the NFL at the Superbowl pregame party. We have had airplay with a few of our songs. Unemploymentized was played by Jonathon Brandmeier on 105.9 WCKG in Chicago. Mysterious Lies was played by 95.1 WIIL Rock in Chicago and Milwaukee and eventually became the background music for a commercial that ran on 95.1 WIIL rock and Hot 102.3. The Soul Pigs played several originals on air while on the Mancow Show and the Liz Wilde Show.

Set List

Depends on where we play and the event that we are playing as to the length of the sets. We can play a high energy 15 minute set or 4 hours of high energy music. We do play a wide variety of music from classic funk to classic rock to current pop to Soul Pigs original music. We play for the audience; if they want covers we play covers, if they don't mind us playing originals, we will play a few originals. Flexibility with Talent!

Typical set list would include:
Superstition - Stevie Ray Vaugh/ Stevie Wonder
James Brown Medley - James Brown
What is Hip? - Tower of Power
Sweet Home Chicago - Everyone
Walking on the Sun - Smashmouth
Everyday People - Sly and the Family Stone
Drift Away - Dobbie Grey
Celebrate - Rare Earth
Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz
Brick House - Commodores
Super Freak - Rick James
Get Up, Stand Up - Bob Marley
Shining Star - Earth, Wind & Fire
Hold on (I'm Comin') - Sam & Dave
Take me to the River - Al Green
Vehicle - Eides of March
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