Hailing from the suburbs of Chicago, Erica Iozzo started playing all over the mid-west at the age of 16. "Music was an outlet for me, and one day I worked up the courage to play in front of people. From then on I never stopped", says Erica. At the age of 16 she played a nearly sold out show with Chicago band Sleeping at Last. "That was the first time I ever played on a big stage with a huge audience. I got such a rush from it. I knew I had to continue", she says. From there Erica played in any venue that would have her – bars, churches, street corners, parties, corporate events, whether the room was entirely empty or packed full. Every show was a chance for her to hone her skills, and every audience held a chance to gain a new fan. The work slowly began to pay off, and Erica had the chance to open up for Daryl Worley, Josh Gracin, Jeffrey Steele, Dierks Bentley, Julianne Hough, Diamond Rio, Making April, Jimmy Robbins, and most recently, Journey lead singer, Steve Augeri. In May of 2011, Erica and her band were invited to open up for Steve Augeri and American Idol's Chris Medina at the prestigious Chicago venue, Park West, and sing back-up vocals for Steve Augeri and Chris Medina throughout the night. "It was a surreal experience. I've listened to 'Don't Stop Believing', and all of those hits for years, but singing them with Steve Augeri was absolutely an honor. He is a wonderful and humble person," she says. A few weeks after the show at Park West, Erica received a call from Steve's management, inviting her to begin touring with Steve Augeri and his band as a back-up vocalist, which she still continues to do. In August of 2011, Erica was also invited to participate in season 2 of NBC's The Voice. This budding indie artist is hard working, relentless, and on the rise.
From the furthest stretches of Chicago come four unique musicians who delve into their listeners minds and bodies to bring them to complete awareness and total ecstasy using their pulsing rhythms and electrifying melodies that takes you to beautiful, far away places.
If No Doubt and Guns N' Roses collided worlds somewhere in Chicago, the result could very well have been DRENCH. DRENCH's brand of swagger-clad, lusty rock n' roll is a refreshing punch in the face. In a world of guitar heroes and pre-fab rock bands, DRENCH is a hand made, bad-ass, deep-dish slice of Chicago Style Rock N Roll.
In 2003, three long time vets of the Chicago Rockabilly scene got together to bust out Rockabilly as it occurs to them. Hillbilly Idle takes traditional Rockabilly, Country, Surf, and a little bit of Punk Rock - throw it all in to the blender with whole lot of Rum and they turn it on high! This ain't your Grandad's Rockabilly.
Over the years, musical credits include such bands as: Rebel Rousers, Sea Sick Crocodiles, Venus Flycats, The Bottletones, HiFi, and many many more...
You can catch Hillbilly Idles explosive sounds at Kustom Car events all over Chicago. Highlight Kustom car events have included: Hunert Car Pileup, Barnyard Boogie, World of Wheels, Voodoo Larry's Open house #2 & #3, #4 Route 66 Car Show, and for 4 years running, the fine people of The Orbit Room have had Hillbilly Idle at their Anniversary bash.
Hillbilly Idle is well known to perform at Charity events accross the city helping to raise money for charities like: JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes), Katie's Kids, JDRF. Camp I Am Me (IFSA's camp for child burn victims), Toys For Tots, ect.
DJ John Winogrocki
I started DJing weddings in 1999. Eventually I became a club DJ and held a residency for 7 years in a local Detroit area hot spot. I would freelance for different companies and DJ weddings and other private events while working the bar.
My work has always come from referrals and word of mouth.
In 2007 I was offered a job here in Chicago. I have mostly been career oriented since then but still like to DJ on the side. I’m looking forward to doing it more these days since I’ve been invested in new equipment.
I have been collecting music for over a decade and have a large variety for many types of parties.
My favorite thing about DJing a wedding is combining my experience as a club and wedding DJ creating a unique style that can make the party memorable and keep it going all night.