The Sociables have been voted the best southern rock band in the Midwest area from W.A.M.I. and nominated for the WAMI “Top Cover Rock Band” category numerous times. All other local agents in the WI area have come to see that The Sociables are defined by a great time with great music.
The Sociables have opened for Molly Hatchet, REO Speedwagon, Foghat, Marshall Tucker Band, George Thorogood, Kansas, CCR, Dickie Betts Band, the Outlaws and many more great classic rock groups throughout the years. In addition to playing nearly every bike rally in the Milwaukee area since their formation, working with the many Harley-Davidson dealerships in the area, The Sociables have also headlined events such as Harvestfest and Riversplash. The Sociables have become a staple at Summerfest and at the WI State Fair headlining shows each year for the last twenty plus years.
The Sociables live show draws a devoted following and have an uncanny ability to relate to those who know and love this style of music. The Sociable faithful have become spoiled by not only a great performance every time but also a rock solid production team always getting to play with the latest and greatest equipment available to make a Sociables show not just another bar band.
Where do The Sociables Fine Their fans? You may ask. Well they dig…they promote and they show up for every occasion. Every show is treated like an event with advertising campaigns by “street teamers” to ads on Facebook and endless hours of handing out flyers at events that our fans are attending. All of this is only the start of the Sociables Promotion Machine. Eye Popping Bar posters and quarter sheet flyers that the venue can leave out for their customers that have never heard of the sociable to learn where to find them and fall in love with them online guaranteeing a great turn out every time.
"The group strives to be a Southern Rock powerhouse and has in turn gained the respect of the artists who made this music popular,” from the VanZant Brothers. This so much is true that The Sociables signature crossed guitars logo was adopted by Lynyrd Skynyrd in the 90’s.
The Sociables are made up of the bluesy, soulful vocal style of Mickey Doll backed by the duel lead guitar work of Tom Wachs & Alex Kostopoulos. This is warped by the blistering Hammond B-3 organ, piano, and synth work of Michael Pyne. The rhythm section engorged by Ben Boswell's intense drumming and Craig Larson’s rock-solid bass grooves fuel the band to create a unique sound.
This isn’t just classic rock done a classic way. This is great Southern Rock turned into great foot tapping bootie shaking rock ‘n’ roll that is a hit with all age groups. It is easy to see why they are totally in their element. This is a must see Southern Rock Band....Come and see for yourself.