Strung Out has performed at numerous festivals, private and corporate events, and the area's finest clubs including:
Shorewood Crossroads Festival
Taste Of Glen Ellyn
Addison Rock 'N Wheels
Frankfort Fall Festival
Sangamon River Music Festival
Countryside Concert In The Park Series
Ballydoyle-Downer's Grove & Aurora
Chicago Police Department
Burr Ridge Concert Series
Brookfield 4th Of July Celebration
Munster Concerts In The Park
Homewood Fall Fest
Oak Lawn's Fall On The Green Festival
Brookfield Concert Series
Crest Hill's Festa Italiana
The West Suburban Symphony Gala
Mokena Food and Wine Festival
Ravenswood Park Concert Series
Hampshire Concert Series
And many others. References are available upon request.
If you have not seen Strung Out, then you are missing one of the best bands in the entire Midwest. And this is no exageration on my part. Classic rock executed to perfection with the highest level of musicianship along with amazing vocals and harmonies. I've seen them 3 times and they have not let me down yet. You will hear songs that no other bands will dare touch like Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein", Zeppelin signature tunes , as well very familiar top 40 rock classics. And when you add an electric cello and violin to keys, bass, guitar and drums, you know it's gonna be special. These are real musicians, some of the best around, 100% live, who get the job done and the audiences love it. I encourage you to check them out and enjoy the ride!
Radio Personality at 95.9 The River
"Strung Out is spectacular. They're not just a bunch of guys in a rock band; they're outstanding musicians playing fun and exciting rock music. Strung Out will certainly be back for an encore at Frankfort Fest."
Frankfort Fall Fest
Gentlemen, we truly enjoyed having you with us for Oktoberfest. The crowd LOVED you! I see and work with a lot of bands for our events and can honestly say I've never seen a crowd so mesmerized before. Thank you again.
Another FANTASTIC sold out show put on by Strung Out on the Museum Rooftop last night!!! Can't wait to have them back. Great job guys!!!!
Joliet Area Historical Museum
Incredible job at The Crest Hill Picnic! Everyone loved the band!
Let’s plan on next year.
Alderwoman Tina Oberlin
Crest Hill, Illinois
Thanks for making this years Festa Italiana a huge success. I appreciate your amazing talents and professionalism. Let’s book next year!
American Italian Cultural Society
Ventured out to see "Strung Out." I was stunned.
When a band opens with Steely Dan's Bodhisattva - and nails it - you know you're in the presence of seasoned musicians. I was enthralled. Jeff James on drums and John Chisari on bass provide the rock on which the band stands. Tom Culver's superb cello playing – that has to be seen and heard to be believed, coupled with Ted Spaniak's soulful feel for his guitar, brought me to the musical edge.
And the vocals? Harmonies as good as it gets, led by Jeff Sismelich's rare talented range to sing and play anything put before him. Overall, it was a truly inspiring and entertaining musical experience. I can't think of a better way to spend an evening.
There's bands and then there's good bands and then there's really good bands and then there's Strung Out! Every one of these guys is a frickin' world class musician! No backing tracks, here...just the real deal! Songs you've never heard ANY band even attempt and done SPOT ON! Go see them...first chance you get, you won't regret it!
I gotta say I was quite impressed. My first time to see the band and I was not ready to hear what I did. Stunning vocals and harmonies were spot on. The musical talent and styling's have to be seen and heard. The material selection is something you may never hear other bands do in any club anywhere and they are done with punch and flair. From Zep and Deep Purple to the Monkees and Elvin Bishop. They are an extremely talented bunch of guys playing a variety of styles that will only leave you with clapping for more.
What a great time it was at Ballydoyle last Friday! And the crowd clearly agreed with my permanent opinion that the Strung Out guys are fantastic and fun musicians! As members of other bands have told me, "Strung Out has the musicians the rest of the bands in the area aspire to be more like!"
I don't know what to say, other than I was completely blown away by Strung Out tonight!!! What a phenomenal bunch of guys who clearly love what they are doing and are so good at it. Listening to this band was like turning the radio on and it taking me back to the 70's, all 10 years of it!! Huge hits, one hit wonders and some of the best music of that decade!!! The diversity of this band is so great and the talent even greater!!! I'm hooked!!!
Was a pleasure running sound for you at DOG DAYS in Homewood last night. Great music, excellent musicians, and completely professional. Terrific job, guys.
We had absolutely the best time! You guys are the fabulous combination of talented, consummate professionals and really fun, accessible people. A number of our friends asked us where we found you, a couple asked if we can make this shindig an annual event, and I'll bet you get additional bookings from last night.
You guys are the best!
Cindy and Jack Durley
There should be a "love" button in here - this band is THE BEST!!!!
Ramona D'Atri Delrose
Their shows take you back to the great music of the 70's. True showmen, and genuinely nice guys! Check them out if you haven't already, and be ready to rock!