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***UPDATED  September 7th, 2022***

For the upcoming shows, scroll down a bit.

But first, info on the SIX great bands I get to play with!....
I'm extremely fortunate to be playing with some great bands (and even greater friends). Please click on the band names to open a new window for their respective websites!

Mixtape Junkies
ALL your favorite 80's music the other bands are not playing for you  :)
For our songlist and lots more info

The concept? We're a live version of your favorite radio station on a holiday weekend while you're enjoying a block party - we play 3 to 4 song blocks in-a-row of your favorite artists from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and 10s.    :)

OMT (One More Time) 

Classic rock, Contemporary Country, Alternative, and much more.

Great songs you love and great songs you may not know but WILL love. Tight vocal harmonies and a ton of fun!  (And yes, we did weigh the fun to be sure).

Turbo Shot

This is the band that seriously doesn't take itself seriously.   :D   

It's all about the great 'party rock 'n' roll' that you hear comin' out of your drunk neighbor's old and dying humungous speakers around midnight on a Saturday night - where everyone at his house is having the time of their lives, but you're wussing out cuz you gotta work on Monday. Wahhh... Every thing from the classic 70's & 80's favorites to contemporary hits. I'll let one of the band's posters speak for itself.... 


The Billy Martin Band

I get the chance to help out with this great band by coming in on some of their shows.   Classic to contemporary rock and pop, with great musicians, great vocals, and a bunch of really funny guys!


Classic Rock to Americana.   The Reunion Tour 2022!   :)


As busy as I am with shows, guitar lessons, band rehearsals, etc, I'm sure I'll miss posting something at some point. If you're wanting to double-check if I'm playing any weekend that is (accidentally) not listed below, please feel free to email me to find out if I will be playing a show with one of these great bands!



Monday the 4th - PRAIRIE SURFERS @ Glen Ellyn's 4th of July Parade

... and in the evening, OMT (Private Party)

Friday the 8th - PRAIRIE SURFERS @ Quigley's (Naperville, IL)

Saturday the 16th - MIXTAPE JUNKIES @ Two Brothers Roundhouse (Aurora, IL)

Friday the 22nd - OMT (Private Party)

Thursday the 28th - OMT @ The Promenade (Bollingbrook, IL)


Saturday the 6th - BILLY MARTIN BAND (charity event)

Wednesday the 10th - MIXTAPE JUNKIES (school show)

Saturday the 13th - BILLY MARTIN BAND (Elgin, IL)

Sunday the 21st - OMT @ Old Naperville Fest (Noon to 1:30)

Saturday the 27th - 1) OMT (Private Party in the afternoon), then...

2) BILLY MARTIN BAND @ The Hive (St. Charles, IL 8:30-11:30)


Saturday the 3rd - MIXTAPE JUNKIES @ Naperville Last Fling (5:15-7:15)

Sunday the 11th - OMT @ KregerFest (Naperville)

Saturday the 17th - BLOCKSTAR @ Tailgators (Bollingbrook)

Sunday the 18th - OMT @ Street Party/Private (Naperville)

Thursday the 29th - OMT (Private Event)


Saturday the 17th - MIXTAPE JUNKIES @ Two Brothers Roundhouse (Aurora, IL)

Saturday the 26th - MIXTAPE JUNKIES @ Quigley's Irish Pub (Naperville, IL)


Saturday the 3rd - my first ever full-night, solo gig!   I'll be playing guitar (no singing, you're welcome) doing a bunch of my original solo tunes, some covers, and of course some of everyone's favorite Christmas music.

La Grange, IL - more details to come....

Friday the 9th - OMT @ Miss Kitty's Saloon (Naperville, IL)


Please keep checking back for updates!  

Hope to see you all at a show - I guarantee a GREAT time to be had by AL!    ;)

(And yes, I said "AL")      :)