Band Spotlight
January 3, 2013 • 09:22:34 a.m.

In the spotlight: The Erich Kraemer Group (EKG)

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Who are the members and what town is each from?

Erich, Marengo
Nathan, Marengo
Greg, Crystal Lake
Jamie, Woodstock

What instruments does each of your band members play?

Erich, rhythm guitar and lead vocals
Nathan, bass guitar and vocals
Greg, lead guitar and vocals
Jamie, drums

How did the band get started?

The Erich Kraemer Group (EKG) was started as an all-original music project in 2011 by Nathan and Erich.

Describe the music you play.

Indie jam rock with a hint of southern rock

What makes your act different?

Today’s music scene is overloaded with cover bands ready to take the stage and perform every style of music but their own. It’s rare to find a band that refuses to follow the crowd and, instead, sets out to blaze their own original musical trail.

Who are the band’s three biggest influences?

Led Zeppelin, the blues and rock bands from ’70s through ’90s

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

The Erich Kraemer Group is all-original, indie jam band with a little bit of something for everyone.

What is the best thing about being a musician?

Creating music

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?

Security personnel jumping off stage to crowd surf!

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

How can people book your band?

• Email:
• Call: 815-277-1105

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