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The Hemispheres, Selector King Tony

The Hemispheres

Selector King Tony

Fri · June 14, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

The Hemispheres
The Hemispheres
The Chicago-based Hemispheres band and their rotating cast of accomplished front men and women pay homage to the legends of Soul, Motown, and classic R&B. Forming the group in 2006, founder TJ Annerino felt the local Chicago music scene lacked bands that authentically recreate the passionate live performances the likes of Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Sam Cooke, and sought to change that. To tackle this heavy vocal load, he enlisted Deals Gone Bad front man, Todd Hembrook. Todd’s soulful tenor, demanding stage presence, and absolute reverence for the music brought a certain credibility and legitimacy to The Hemispheres sound and helped establish the authenticity TJ was looking for.
For the next five years, The Hemispheres made their rounds performing at clubs all over Chicago, generating a significant underground buzz around the city. Music fans around town began to know that if they were looking for a night out with good music and drunken sweaty dancing, The Hemispheres were the band to see. At least three married Chicago couples claim to have met their spouses at Hemispheres concerts.
Eventually, fans began to realize that The Hemispheres would be an epic non-wedding wedding band, and just like that, the band began its journey into the wedding reception circuit. Adding powerhouse vocalists Brittany Moffit, Ken Hunnemeder, and Gina Bloom, The Hemispheres repertoire became a broad offering that turns wedding receptions into a sweaty concert dance party that wedding goers do not soon forget. If you’re someone who doesn’t particularly care for wedding bands (like us), The Hemispheres is the wedding band for you.
The Hemispheres most recent project is performing as the house band for Chicago Cubs legend Ryan Dempster’s sports talk show, Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster. The Hemispheres are thrilled to be a part of this show that combines sports, comedy, music and stories from legends. The Hemispheres had the privilege to share the stage with show guests such as Eddie Vedder, Rodger Clemens, Anthony Rizzo, and Ozzie Guillen.
The Hemispheres are: John Maloney (Drums), Michael “Spider” Hobson (Bass), Grant “The General” O’Brien (Keys/Backing Vocals), Patrick Muldoon (Guitar/Backing Vocals), Alex Francois (Tenor Sax/Backing Vocals), Justin Amolsch (Trumpet), Todd Hembrook (Lead Vocals), Brittany Moffitt (Lead Vocals), Ken Hunnemeder (Lead Vocals), Gina Bloom (Lead Vocals)
Selector King Tony
Selector King Tony
Selector King Tony (aka Anthony Abbinanti) has been a mainstay of the Chicago scene for over 15 years. Musically steeped in a variety of influences, he plays drums in The Drastics, organ with Deals Gone Bad, runs the Happy As A Lark record label and DJs 4-6 times a month.
Being a purely vinyl selector, King Tony's record collection has branches of musical heritage from all four corners of the earth. Never preferring to stick with one thing, King Tony's all vinyl DJ sets blend eras while seamlessly transitioning between New Orleans funk, West African pachanga, L.A. boogie and all styles in-between.
Venue Information:
Chop Shop.
2033 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL, 60647