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The Ilk / Bio

The Ilk is a four-piece rock band with an emphasis on classic British rock as well as American rock and blues. The band’s collective musicianship is of a high-grade, with each member of the band a veteran in his own right, serving the musical cause of Rocking!

Jeff McLaughlin is the bassist for the band. He is the bass man. Bass, BaSs, bass…can’t live without BASS! All your bass are belong to him, get it? Bass is really f*@%+~g important, that’s why Jeff is first in this bio. Plus, Mom always said put your best fool forward… what, foot? Are you sure? Well, never mind then…

Craig “C9” Cholette – guitarist and vocalist in the band dazzles with his wicked guitar skills. His love of the instrument is equaled by few other pleasures in life. Swears a lot. When asked, Craig said "I love to play guitar, almost as much as I love drinking beer!" He also says that when not asked, and when others are asked completely unrelated questions.

Vic Kinsey has a rich history as a taciturn busker by day, and an unrestrained percussionist by evening moonlight. Highly eager and willing to give it all he's got in front of many people, or none at all (but preferably some), no matter the year. In fact, he's had many years to accomplish this, and now it's time to turn over… while celebrating live musical endowments with the brothers of Ilk.

Matt Hanson plays guitar, sings a little, and fills up both physical and sonic space. Pedantic scholar by day, guitar player by night, and man that guy has a big head. Large I mean. But really, he’s actually an okay guy.

If you’ve gotten to this line, you’ve gone too far. Go back to the top. It is, after all, the music that matters…

General Info

Band Members
Craig Nine, Matt Hanson, Jeff McLaughlin, Vic Kinsey
Artist Name
The Ilk
Home Page
Active Since
Rock / Indie Pop / Blues

Contact Info

Ypsilanti, MI