Claremont Drive

Baby Boomer Rock n' Roll !

Paul           Cindy              Ron                  Ted                 Jim                   Al


Let your mind drift back to the 60's. You're cruising in your car with the windows down, the radio up and your favorite girl (or guy!) by your side hoping to hear your favorite song. You might head to the local burger drive in or perhaps just park under the moonlit sky as the tunes played.


Memories.....that's what baby boomer rock n' roll is all about! We play a variety of songs from The Animals to The Yardbirds and we believe we have a little something for everyone.

So come join us for a night of music as we take a ride into the past via...... Claremont Drive! 


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                                                    2019 Schedule

 


                                                 Sunday, August 18th

                                          Bolingbrook Jubilee

                                          375 W. Briarcliff Rd

                                  Music from 12:00 to 1:30 pm

                               Food and fun for the whole family!


                                          Wednesday August 21st

                                Westchester Concert in the Park

                                      Sponsored by Paul's Pizza!

                               Mayfair Park, 10835 Wakefield St

                                      Music from 7:00 to 9:00  


                                        Friday, September 20th

                                           Krapil's Steak House

                                      6600 W. 111th St in Worth

                                       Music from 8:00 to 11:30


                                     Saturday, September 28th

                                 McCook's Bohemian Restaurant

                                      8300 Joliet Rd. in McCook

                                       Music from 7:00 to 10:00

                              There is a $5 cover charge after 5:30


                  Our annual A.L. Rider Prime Rib dinner benefit will be on

                                     Saturday, October 5th at 6:00

                     Money raised goes to help families of fallen veterans.

                   RESERVE you ticket now by calling Ron @ 630-337-8467

                       DON"T WAIT! This event has sold out every year!


                                           Saturday, October 26th

                                             Blue Chip Casino

                                777 Blue Chip Dr. in Michigan City

                                       Music from 1:30 to 5:30

 


                                                                   Get ready for our


                              FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT!

                                    Once again we will giving away 

            close to $800 in cash and prizes just for being one of our fans!

                                             CIRCLE THE DATE!

                                    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30th

                                             Watch for details!



                                 For our entire schedule simply click on gigs!


                                contact us at [email protected]

                    Call Ron @ 630-377-8467 or Al @ 708-404-2490

                                             

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Upcoming Events

Friday, Aug 23 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, Sep 20 at 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 28 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 5 at 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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History of the Band

The "band" was started about 20 Years ago by Ron Mc Kee.Al Konrath and John Carbonaro

We started playing in Ron's basement in Cicero Il. As the years went on we got together less and less. In September 2009 we received a call from a guy and asked if we were in need of a drummer. Well, not really because we only had this fantasy band we called The Dead and The Dying. However, we invited him over and things began to click.

The search was now on for a bass player. Enter Ted Pappas. We started to practice on a regular basis and began putting together a song list, but we needed one more piece to the puzzle. We needed a lead guitarist that would be open to our genre and vision.

In the meantime, if we were really going to do this, we realized we would have to change our name to something more suitable. We settled on the name CLAREMONT DRIVE with our slogan, Baby Boomer Rock and Roll.

In April of 2010 we found the lead guitarist we were looking for, Paul Kranz.  He worked very hard to catch up and learn the songs we already knew. Since then his imput and ability has brought us to a new level.

A major change took place in April 2011. We felt the need to change drummers.

We were very fortunate to find Jim Robinson to take over as our drummer. He has played for many years with several different bands. His enthusiasm and love for the music of our era comes shining through both at practice and on stage.

But like anything,nothing last forever. John decided to call it a career and hung up his guitar at the end of 2017. His input, enthusiasm and talent was a big part of who we are. To replace him we added Cindy Kranz. Her addition to the band changes our dynamic and not in a bad way. A female voice opens up a whole new array of songs not to mention she plays guitar,keys and both powerful lead vocals and harmonies.

The rest of the story is the future!