Black Friday

Chicago's most authentic Steely Dan tribute returns to Chicagoland's most beloved music club to perform two sets with an all-star band including drummer Neal Wehman, gospel sensation Tina J Crawley, vocalist Ameerah Tatum from Stevie Wonder's "Songs in the Key of LIfe" tour and of course, the amazing Stevie Robinson bringing home the Donald Fagen lead vocals with his inimitable fire and flash....... door prizes at the intermission, with the finest in Steely Dan merch up for grabs......

Really awful to wake up to the news that Walter Becker has passed away. I could go on for paragraph after paragraph about his wit and musical genius, but there's not much that hasn't already been said. But I do urge all Steely Dan fans that haven't checked out his solo albums (11 Tracks of Whack, and Circus Money) to do so. Pat Fleming told me how great his solo records were back when we were first putting BSO together, and I was skeptical at first. As much as I loved his... guitar solos and bass lines, I really never cared for his lead vocals on the rare occasions he was featured on a Steely Dan show covering a classic Fagen vocal. But those albums are excellent, with the same dedication to perfection displayed on any SD album, and his vocals fit his own tunes perfectly. So if you can, buy new copies of the CDs from Amazon so that Walters' kids will actually get some dough, and his own individual legacy will be honored that much more....

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Chicago's most authentic Steely Dan tribute, the Bad Sneakers Orchestra, returns to Buddy Guys' Legends for a Classic Album presentation on Sunday Sept. 17! Sept. 2017 is the 40th anniversary of the release of Steely Dan's classic "Aja" album,which we will perform in it's entirety , as well as ALL the there!

Thanks to my amazing Steely Dan tribute band, the The Bad Sneakers Orchestra for a great performance Monday at the Highland, IN "Independence Day Fest 2017"!! Stevie Robinson, Isaiah Robinson, Temple Schultz. Gayle Bisesi, Zoey Szmulewitz, Ernie Denov, Tim McNamara, Mitch Paliga, Kirk Garrison, Robert Lustrea, Gregory William Fundis, John Erickson, Vijay Tellis-Nayak you guys killed it, and thanks for all your hard work preparing for a great show.....thank you Tom Lounges at Tom Lounges Entertainment, LLC for having us, as well as your sound crew and the good folks in Highland, was a slice!!

The Bad Sneakers Orchestra last night at the Highland Independence Day Fest in Highland, IN! Thanks Tom Lounges Entertainment for having us!

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Less than a week away!!!! Carnival Rides, 28 Food Booths, Crafters, and TONS of talent! All free to see on the Gazebo Stage in Main Square Park.


Bad Sneakers (14-piece "Steely Dan Tribute"), Mellencougar ("John Mellencamp Tribute"), Got Issues, High Performance, Meet The Beetles ("Beatles Tribute"), Kenny James (as "Buddy Holly") with Rave On!, Highland Reign, Lacey, The Dentons, 5 O'clock Shadow, The Spaniels Forever, Wolffgang, Adam Gawlikowski & Friends, Capernaum, Jimmy Sarr Band, Magician Jerry Herzog, Dirt Born, Pete & Carlo Ii, Once Upon A Celebration Princesses, Stop-Drop-Rewind, The All-Star Blues Revue featuring Liz Mandeville, Dario Lombardo (from Italy!), Bob Mandarino, Randy Johnson, and Tom Holland.

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The Sneakers cross the Skyway Bridge to entertain the good people of Highland, IN at the Highland Independence Day Fest (Monday edition). We'll be playing the best of Steely Dan from 9 to 10:30 p.m!!

HEADS UP!! Start time tomorrow is 8:30, not 8 p.m.!! Thanks!

Don't miss this show at Frankies Blue Room two Fridays away! We'll be joined by the amazing vocalist Temple Schultz (photo) from The Big Ditties, as well as Ameerah Tatum from Stevie Wonder's band, and studio/gospel phenomenon Isaiah Robinson.....6/23/17, 16 W. Chicago Ave. in Naperville (2nd floor, above the Features restaurant). 21+, $15 cover.....and yes, our legendary lead vocalist Stevie Robinson will be channeling Donald Fagen as only he can....come out and enjoy two long sets of classic Steely Dan tracks with a top-notch crew of musicians.....

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The Bad Sneakers Orchestra returns to the posh western 'burbs for 2 long sets of Steely Dan at Napervilles' comfy-est listening/drinking room....(serious upholstery, I'm not kidding.) Our 14 piece tribute plays ALL the hits and your favorite album tracks!

Fri 8:00 PM CDTFrankies Blue Room
37 people interested

Lots of contact from BSO fans in recent weeks asking when we'll be appearing next and where.......We will be back at FitzGeralds, Buddy Guys Legends, and Frankies Blue Room in the near future, dates TBA......but if you think there's a club near you that would book an authentic 14 piece Steely Dan tribute, please call them and tell them you'd like to see us there!! .....and please stay tuned to this page for upcoming events.....thanks to all of you for support and word-of-mouth!

We had a blast at Frankies Blue Room in Naperville!!

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Tina J Crawley is with John Bowes and 4 others.

Come out and join us tomorrow night for the Frankies Blue Room debut of The Bad Sneakers Orchestra!!! They will be performing their awesome Steely Dan tribute. ...Doors open at 7:00PM and the kitchen will be open all night. Tickets available on our website and at the door.
#livemusic #naperville

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Aja Live!-Highlights (Bad Sneakers Orchestra)

The Sneakers make their west suburban debut at this nicely-upholstered Naperville listening room where they hope to intersect with the yacht rock demographic.....great food and drink while you relax and take in the sounds of Chicago's most authentic Steely Dan tribute......don't miss it!

Fri 8:00 PM CDTFrankies Blue RoomNaperville, IL
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We're returning to Chicago's most famous blues club for 2 long sets of Steely Dan hits back to back! Special appearance by our pal and fellow Buddy Guy's Legends performer Tracye Eileen!!

Sun 5:00 PM CSTBuddy Guy's LegendsChicago, IL
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The dudes! From our show at FitzGerald's Nightclub last night.....5 amazing guitarists brought the mojo.....@Zoey Szmulewitz was there as well and killed, but bolted before red carpet time.....

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Chris Siebold is with Pat Fleming and 2 others at FitzGerald's Nightclub.

Fun times and the end of a full day of music and inspiration! Not pictured: Zoey Szmulewitz. Some bad guitarists here! Thanks so much to Paul Martin for having us!! #chicagoguitars