ATTENDEES OF FIRST LOOK FOR CHARITY NOT ONLY GET A PREVIEW OF THE NATION'S LARGEST AUTO SHOW AND ARE TREATED TO CHAMPAGNE, WINE, SOFT DRINKS, ELEGANT HORS D’OEUVRES AND DESSERTS, BUT THEY ARE WOOED BY AN ECLECTIC COLLECTION OF PERFORMERS AS THEY STROLL THE SHOW FLOOR. BELOW IS A LISTING OF THE TALENT SCHEDULED TO PERFORM THIS YEAR.
Chicago 6 - Chevrolet Dealers' Display
When the band played its first show, on Dec. 10, 1987, the Chicago 6 consisted of three Bears — Dan Hampton, Walter Payton and Dave Duerson — and three Chicago Blackhawks - Troy Murray, Gary Nylund and Curt Fraser.
Hampton played bass, Payton was on drums, Fraser and Nylund played guitar, Duerson played horns and Murray was on saxophone. They shared singing duties and covered a number of different rock artists. The band played on and off during the offseason for the next couple of years, during which time Wilson replaced Murray on sax.
These days, Hampton recruits former Bears Otis Wilson and Steve McMichael, along with four other musicians to make a seven-piece band. Hampton said audience members can expect Wilson to sing some Motown hits from the Temptations and Smokey Robinson, and McMichael to sing some Hank Williams Jr. and ZZ Top songs. Hampton said he'll be singing some Eddie Money and John Mellencamp tunes.
"I’ve never met an athlete that didn't want to be a rock star or a movie star," Hampton said. "And I’ve never met a movie star that didn’t want to be an athlete. We’re going to have fun and we’ll be prepared and have a lot of good music."
THE FOUR C NOTES - Ford Display
Pioneered and headlined by John Michael Coppola, best known for his appearance in Chicago's long running production of the Broadway smash hit JERSEY BOYS, THE FOUR C NOTES are the Midwest’s only tribute act dedicated to recreating the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
The tribute sings all of your favorite hits, including: "Sherry", "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Walk Like A Man", "Workin' My Way Back To You, (Babe)", "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You", "Let's Hang On" and many, many, more!
Four microphones, four guys in slick suits, smart choreography, and Mr. Coppola's legacy with The Four Seasons catalogue give THE FOUR C NOTES an authenticity to their performance that similar tribute groups simply cannot match...ANYWHERE!
SCHOOL OF ROCK - ABC7 CHICAGO DISPLAY
School of Rock takes students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels. School of Rock teaches guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards and drums, and combines weekly private music instruction and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting.
The students have played thousands of concerts at such legendary venues as CBGB's, The Trocadero, The Knitting Factory, The Whiskey, The Roxy, The Experience Music Project, The Big Easy and BB King's Blues Club in Times Square. In addition, School of Rock has performed at music festivals from Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Zappanale, in Bad Doberan, Germany.