Band Spotlight
November 14, 2012 • 08:30:18 p.m.

In the spotlight: Way Off Topic (VIDEO)

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Way Off Topic

How did the band get its name?

The name comes from the wide variety of music we play and the intentionally contrasting set lists.

Who are the members and what town is each from?

Eliot Levy, Lake in the Hills
Ron Lincicum, Cary
Brian Johnson, Carpentersville
Shawn Wojcik, Elgin

What instruments does each of your band members play?

Eliot Levy, guitar, vocals
Ron Lincicum, guitar, vocals
Brian Johnson, bass
Shawn Wojcik, drums, vocals

How did the band get started?

More than a year ago, members of a few different defunct bands got together to play one gig, and things have progressed from there.

Describe the music you play.

Rock, classic rock or hard rock.

What makes your act different?

We cover a lot of ground. From Van Morisson to Van Halen, AC/DC to ZZ Top.

Who are the band’s three biggest influences?

Pink Floyd, Santana and Black Sabbath.

Why should people come see you (in 50 words or fewer)?

We play something for everyone, and play it well.

What is the best thing about being a musician?

The exhilaration of playing for and with a crowd.

Pick one: Chuck Berry or Elvis Presley?

Chuck Berry

Pick one: Michael Jackson or Madonna?

Michael Jackson

What’s the strangest thing that has happened to you while performing?

Two band members started playing two different songs. The starting chords were the same, and the bass line actually fit over the wrong song, so the singer sang a little of both.

Where can fans find out more information about your band (official website, Facebook, etc.)

YouTube

Facebook

How can people book your band?

Email wayofftopic@att.net

List your upcoming performances.

Dec. 8 - The Point, Gilberts


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