October 19 - 8:00 A.M. American Cancer Society - Hoffman Estates
dupage Festival Video
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For the BEST in rock and dance, get ready to party with
dupage, a band from the Chicago suburbs. Whether you are
planning a wedding, corporate event, private party, festival,
concert in the park, club or restaurant show, dupage keeps
the music playing, your guests dancing, and the fun flowing!
Covering the hits of Motown, the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and 00’s,
dupage plays an amazing mix of classic and adult contemporary
rock, from Rock to Disco to Country to today’s Top 40 hits
- perfect for whatever event you are planning. dupage plays
the songs you know and love that make you want to crank
up the volume and dance the night away!
For events such as weddings, corporate events, and private
parties, dupage works with you to make your event the most
successful it can be, and tailors the show to meet your
needs. For family shows, dupage creates a party atmosphere.
Whether it’s a hula hoop contest, a conga line, or air guitar,
kids and adults alike can enjoy the show.
dupage delivers solid musicianship and blended vocal harmonies
from start to finish and gets all audiences dancing, singing
along, or just tapping their toes to familiar songs. Rock.
Dance. Party! Get up and dance with dupage!
JOHN GAWLE - Guitar, vocals
The opening guitar riffs on 'I Wanna Hold your Hand' drove John
to start guitar lessons at age 9. He honed his rock licks by
spinning Santana, Black Sabbath and Bad Company LPs. John formed
his first band, Cold Rolled Steel, in high school, gigged with
Bob and Ron in Horizon, and continues to play – sometimes for
nothing other than pure pleasure - to this day.
THOMAS WITTE - Guitar, vocals
Tom returns to his adult hometown of the Chicago area after
nearly a decade in California, where he played Latin-infused
R&B with the Groove Masters. Tom’s musical interests range across
rock, soul, blues, and R&B. Although guitar is his lifelong
passion, he dedicates himself to family, and occasionally his
other lifelong hobby, SCUBA diving.
BOB "THE SAXMAN" KUNTZ - Sax and Vocals
Bob picked up his first sax at age 10, and has been playing
in rock and jazz bands ever since. He met up with Tom in a band
called Hidden Agenda. If he's not jammin' with the boys, you
might find him tuning up his '68 Olds or figuring how to bug
out for another Colorado ski trip.
RON RYSELL - Drums, Congas, Percussion, vocals
Ron began playing drums in high school, and has played drums
and percussion with various bands since then. He enjoys nearly
all types of music, and started collecting LPs as a young lad,
which evolved into CDs, and now an extensive iTunes collection.
DARRYL ARMISTEAD - Keyboards and Vocals
Darryl started piano lessons at age 4 and began playing professionally
at age 12. Darryl has been a bandleader for a variety of bands
in the Midwest for the past 35 years. He also worked as a theatre
musical director for many years in Indianapolis. If he’s not
jamming with the band, you might find him running marathons
around the country.
TOM HULL - Bass Guitar
Tom originally played keyboards before discovering his true
passion for bass over 20 years ago. Since then, he has played
with several bands and enjoys groovin’ with covers from the
60’s to today. He is the band webmaster and a technical geek.
Tom (a.k.a. 'The Doc') is actually a doctor of nothing!
dupage appreciates the support we have received and
are committed to participate in charitable efforts in
The following are links to letters we have received
acknowledging our participation