For nearly a decade, SPOCKET has been delivering it’s signature sauce of technical, upbeat jams and harmonically sound arrangements to it’s loyal and wildly entertained Chicago fanbase.
This sextet’s mission is clear: Deliver a high energy, windbreaker-laden and solo wheel spinning performances to unsuspecting crowds, while backing their flashy stage presence with catchy hooks and an extra helping of chops to boot. So if you’re looking for a band to cure your chronic ailment of boring and mundane instrumental Fusion shows… “Put some SPOCKET on it!”.
J-LIVI & THE PARTY
J-Livi & The Party is a Chicago based Brass Band that focusses on playing nothing but funk and hip/hop. Their biggest influence stems from artists to have come from Chicago. Any artist that has become famous from Chicago, J-Livi and his Party People have been influenced by them one way or another. J-Livi & The Party plays music from the 70’s, 80’s 90’s & today. You can think of the band as a Pep Band on steroids. The main of goal of the band is to make every performance a party atmosphere, while maintaining a high level of musicianship. This band can party, and they are the loudest and baddest band in town.
ALYSHA MONIQUE & THE FAMILY DIVINE
Alysha Monique. Creative. Multi-instrumentalist. Healer. Educator. Sacred Woman.
Alysha Monique began performing from a very young age in her hometown’s church youth choir. That was the beginning of her passion for music. She joined her school band in 5th grade playing clarinet and that became her newfound love. She learned jazz and played tenor and baritone saxophone in bands through the years. Alysha began to broaden her musical palette. She successfully joined her high school’s Chamber Choir and began to transition from just an instrumentalist to a vocalist as well.
Alysha started performing professionally in her last years of high school and developed some skills before attending Elmhurst College. While attending Elmhurst, she gained superb education and notoriety working with legends and professionals in the music industry.
She’s received favorable recognition for her solo & group work from elders including the New York Voices, Dianne Reeves, Dee Alexander, Sean Jones and Marquis Hill. Throughout her education, Alysha received mentorship from Jennifer Mather, Gayle Bisesi, Frank Portolese, Frank Caruso and many others.
Post college, she became heavily involved in the Greater Chicagoland Area Music Scene. Performing all over the city and beyond. This opened her world to performance halls as vibrant as the Lyric Opera, to the high-energy nightclubs and bars, to the hidden gems of the city and even for weddings, funerals, and personal engagement parties. She quickly became a highly integrated artist within the city and began to travel to other cities like Detroit, Atlanta, Denver, and more.
Alysha has experience performing as a multi-instrumentalist in a multitude of eclectic ensembles playing a variety of genres such as: Classical, Jazz, Soul, R&B, Reggae, Funk, Pop and more. Alysha is proficient on clarinet, piano, ukulele, guitar and all styles of voice. With several years of music teaching, she loves teaching all levels of musicians from beginner to advanced.