The Rhythm Fools

The Rhythm Fools

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Chicago's Brass-Kickin' Rock, Funk & Blues Party! Music made to put a slip in yo' hip and a glide in yo' stride. Classics, Current and Funky! The Rhythm Fools will get your groove on!

Biography

The Rhythm Fools are among Chicagoland's most entertaining club & festival bands. Mixing their brand of infectious dance rhythms, smokin’ guitars, blazin’ horns, and a whole lotta soul, The Rhythm Fools appeal to any audience. Be it rockin’ to the classics or bumpin’ to the funk, this talented band of Fools will have the crowd up & shakin’ with a hip song list that’ll let the good times roll.

Based in Chicago, The Fools have been playing the club and festival circuits for nearly 20 years. Founded by drummer John LaFave, vocalist Jeff Sismelich, and horn players Russ Laube & Steve Leyerle, The Fools were regulars at P.J. Flaherty’s, the premiere South Side music room in the late 80’s and early 90’s. With the addition of keyboardist Jim Gaynor, bassist Tom Strolia, and lead guitarist Saul Gylys, The Fools continue to play local bars throughout the city and suburbs.

Over the years, the Fools have played dozens of festivals from Mundelein to Lemont, and all points in between. Festivals like Oak Lawn Family Days, A Taste of Lincolnwood, A Taste of Lombard, Plainfield Fest, and for 3 years running, Oak Lawn’s Fall On The Green. The Rhythm Fools have also opened shows for national acts like War, Charlie Daniels, Huey Lewis, The Cryan’ Shames and Tommy James. In 2006, the band kicked off the Lisle Balloon Festival opening for Smash Mouth.

With The Fools, the emphasis is always on FUN! A good time is always guaranteed when the band hits the stage. An “anything can happen” attitude, make the Fools a group that can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

Professional, punctual, and powerful. The “Way Cool” Rhythm Fools create a sound and an atmosphere that is all their own. C’mon and get yo’ groove on! Time to party with The Rhythm Fools!

Visit us at www.waycoolfools.com

For additional information, please contact:

Jeff Sismelich 708-204-2045
Steve Leyerle 708-421-2612

thefools@ix.netcom.com

Set List

The Rhythm Fools play a variety of covers based on the audience. We can play up to 3.5 hours, usually in 2 or 3 sets. The artists and songs we cover are typically:

STEVIE WONDER
Superstition
Signed Sealed Delivered
I Wish

JOE COCKER
The Letter
Leave Your Hat On

JAMES BROWN
I Feel Good
Sex Machine

CAKE
Short Skirt, Long Jacket

KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND
Shake Your Bootie
Get Down Tonight

TOMMY CASTRO
Like An Angel
Nasty Habits

BLACK CROWES
Hard To Handle

CHICAGO
25 or 6 to 4

SLY & THE FAMILY STONE
Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf

VAN MORRISON
Domino
Wild Night
Brown Eyed Girl

ANTHONY GOMES
Unity
Blindog

IDES OF MARCH
Vehicle

WILD CHERRY
Play That Funky Music

LOS LOBOS
I Got Loaded

WAR
Low Rider

ERIC CLAPTON
I Shot The Sheriff
Wonderful Tonight

AL GREEN
Let's Stay Together

DOOBIE BROTHERS
Long Train Runnin'

BILL WITHERS
Use Me

COMMODORES