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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

Turtle Wax

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

Bolingbrook Promenade

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

Elwood Days

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!


Bob Zak
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."
Mike Blomarz
Entertainment Chair
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.

Denise Schmidt

Shorewood Oktoberfest



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!!!!

Mike Brick

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!

John DiVecchio

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.


William Klein


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!


Jack Casey



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.

Keith Shipp


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!"


Kerry Spaedy


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!!!


Sue Lobeck-Lopez






Was a pleasure running sound for you at DOG DAYS in Homewood last night. Great music, excellent musicians, and completely professional. Terrific job, guys.


Joe Colianni

Rooster Audio





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! 

With appreciation, 


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! 

Joanne Tucci

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