Michele Thomas

Jazz • Music • Connection

Michele Thomas Performing with Cast Iron Skillet

  • Fitzgerald's Nightclub 6615 West Roosevelt Road Berwyn, IL, 60402 United States

"Cast Iron Skillet is a classic rock cover band like no other. Skillet can move effortlessly from your favorite Dylan and Allman Brothers tunes to unearthing an obscure Zappa chestnut or even a Black Sabbath rocker. The core band is a sextet but is often expanded to include horns, as in their performance in 2015 of The Band's "The Last Waltz" in it's entirety, complete with special guests (members of Mr. Blotto, Wilco, Blend Acoustic, Thrifty Nickel). A member since the band's inception, Neal Alger has forged his reputation in Chicago as both a formidable jazz and rock player, making himself a regular at FitzGerald's in groups such as Bad Sneakers Orchestra, Brian Gephart Group, and the Bill Overton Quartet. The newest "secret weapon" of Cast Iron Skillet is vocalist Michele Thomas who possesses a deep background in gospel which has enabled her to travel abroad to perform in Scandinavia and to co-found the North Park University's gospel choir. Indeed, the eclectic roots of Skillet allow them to tackle artists ranging from David Bowie to Hall and Oates to Santana to Little Feat. This year's musical treat will be a tribute to retro R&B outfitSharon Jones and the Dap Kings, whose music has been featured in many commercials and television shows. Sharon just passed away last year and thus Skillet will bring a heartfelt homage to her music by performing a collection of her band's most smashing tunes, as well as a set of classic rock gems afterward. If you like James Brown and Blue Oyster Cult, you won't want to miss this show!" ~ Fitzgerald's Nightclub

Featuring....

Brett Haskins - Guitar & Mad Vocals
Michele Thomas - Vocals & Flexitone
Neal Alger - Guitars, vocals & designer jeans
Larry Nordstrom - Bass & beard. Gallien Krueger 15s
Darren Scorza - Drums, chainsaws, roto-toms
with...
Eddie Torrez - Keyboards of various design
Ian McGarrie - Ill winds
Jack Cassidy - Trumpets, height, wit & wisdom

$10 Cover