ABOUT THE EVENT
POWERHOUSE, in its 30-year existence has played well over 1000 shows in festivals, clubs, theatres, private functions and corporate events in places everywhere from the US midwest to across the pond in Portugal and the Azores Islands.
POWERHOUSE – The Ultimate Party BandThe band, consisting of a full three-piece horn section, five-piece rhythm section and multi-lead vocalists, was originally formed to emulate the 60’s soul/horn bands, revived again by the first Blues Brothers movie. As the band developed, it retained this early Motown/Soul/R&B ‘feel’ while adding newer mostly horn and vocal-dominant material to their show.
Over the years, the band has collected a wealth of material suitable for anything from intimate corporate events to a night of dancing in the clubs or large-venue, sit-down, outdoor festivals.
Although the band is well-travelled, playing shows throughout eastern and central North America, POWERHOUSE continues to perform regularly to a strong local following near their home base of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada where their trademark ‘wall-of-sound’ first originated, thirty years ago.
CHICAGO TRANSIT There are a lot of bands doing a tribute to the band Chicago, but back in the early 90’s, when Powerhouse decided to put together their Chicago Transit tribute act, they were the first in the world to do so. And they remain today as the longest running Chicago tribute band and the only one to carry four lead vocalists, just as the band Chicago does.
The band’s 5 singers, 4 of which are lead singers, the 3-piece horn section and the intricate horn arrangements of the band’s past trombonist, Dan Elliot, made this show a natural for the band – even getting credit from the band Chicago themselves, back in the 90’s.
In twenty-five years, the band, based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada has performed their show at Festivals, Theatres, Casinos and various other venues from as far east as the Gatineau Hills in Quebec to the USA Midwest – including Chicago, Illinois, itself.
The band, with its 3 piece horn section, four piece rythymn section and four lead vocalists is able to cover all the Chicago material from the early horn-dominant classics like ‘Make Me Smile’, ’25 or 6 to 4’ and ‘Saturday in the Park’ to the later, softer, keyboard-oriented ballads like ‘If You Leave Me Now’.
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