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Renegade Lightning Rebellion / Bio

"A mix of indie rock, jazz and classic folk storytelling..." - Nick Digilio Show, WGN Radio

Renegade Lightning Rebellion has been bringing their indie chamber-rock sound to Chicago and surrounding areas since summer 2011. This six-piece outfit performs an eclectic batch of songs that reflect such diverse influences as contemporary Indie music (Of Montreal and Dirty Projectors), classic jazz (Miles Davis and Charles Mingus) and classical chamber music. RLR has captivated audiences at Chicago's finest stages (Lincoln Hall, Beat Kitchen, Martyrs') with their deft handling of sudden shifts in energy and instrumentation – the band, almost all multi-instrumentalists, swap freely between such unique instruments as upright bass, oboe, trumpet, violin and accordion.

RLR has just released a new eponymous EP of road-tested tracks recorded by local producer, Scot Stewart.

“…Melodic, yet contemporary, with elements of rock, classical, jazz and other genres; sophisticated rhythmically and tonally; self-conscious yet fluid.” – Natalie Wainwright, Evanston Round Table

General Info

Band Members
Brian Stark - lead vocals, Brandon McGhee - saxophone, Jessie Hunt - Violin, Keith Bjorklund - oboe, Marty Tilton - trumpet, Matthew Fountain - guitar
Artist Name
Renegade Lightning Rebellion
Profile Page
Indie / Chamber Rock

Contact Info

Chicago, IL

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