In the spotlight: The Reserve (VIDEO)
WHO ARE THEY?
Four-member band playing rock and ’90s grunge
• Nov. 9 – The Brauer House in Lombard
• Nov. 11 – The Penny Road Pub in Barrington
How did the band get its name?
The band’s name is The Reserve, which came to mind when we were discussing politics. The word has so many meanings that we would like to keep ours to ourselves, so you can form your own. We all have different beliefs and opinions, but our music can bring us all together to flow as one.
Who are the members and what instruments does each play?
Jon Babin on vocals/ guitar, Kyle Biba on drums, Jon Birchfield on guitar and Steve Somogyi on bass.
What towns are each of your band members from?
Genoa, Hampshire, Huntley and Algonquin.
How did the band get started?
Birchfield was helping Biba record drum videos for YouTube and decided to jam one day. Both agreed to do it again and for the next jam, Birchfield invited Babin. Within the first few minutes, we knew this was it.
Describe the music you play.
Rock ’n’ roll with a splash of ’90s grunge.
What makes your act different?
This group is driven on pure talent, experience and belief. A dripping grungy, rock feel is the backdrop for lyrics that go straight for the jugular, ripping into the very dominant social themes that the band is so passionate about.
Who are your three biggest influences?
The Foo Fighters, The Beatles and The Deftones.
Discuss the best concert you’ve ever seen.
It was Animals as Leaders and Thrice. Both bands sound amazing live and have phenomenal musicianship.
Why should people come see you?
When a band can sound just like their recorded songs when performing live, the word spreads quick. The energy and emotion that comes from each member will suck you in until the last note is played and will have you begging for more.
What is the best thing about being a musician?
Expressing your emotions through music, creating and learning.
Pick one: Chuck Berry or Elvis Presley?
Pick one: Michael Jackson or Madonna?
What’s the strangest thing that has happened to you while performing?
Our drummer having to play drums in a foot cast, for a metal band, that had a lot of double bass!
Where can fans find out more information about your band?
How can people book your band?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.