What We Do
Introduction: the name of the first song of the first album, and the beginning of a musical legacy that spans five decades. Our project was born of a deep admiration and respect for Chicago's artists and their early music. What we hope Introduction will bring to our audience is not only the tremendous catalogue of Chicago’s music but a reminder of the times and events that shaped their lives and their writing.
Fans have compared Introduction's musical replication and energy level to the early days of Terry Kath and the now infamous albums Chicago I through X. Introduction - The Chicago Experience, pays very careful attention to every musical and vocal nuance, to deliver what is the most memorable Chicago show of ANY Chicago tribute band in the United States and Canada!
Come see Introduction and join the Chicago Experience.
the History behind the project
Chicago began in the city of its namesake, the dream of original members. Walt Parazaider, Terry Kath, Lee Laughnane, and Danny Seraphine, sought to create a rock band with a dynamic horn section integral to the melody, a fusion of their jazz and rock roots. Sewn in Parazaider's apartment were the seeds of what would become one of rock and roll’s most enduring collaborations.
While critics have struggled to define them, and have debated the value of their contribution, what cannot be argued is their unparalleled success. Since their inception in 1968, Chicago is the first American band to chart in the top forty in five decades. In Billboard Magazine’s recent list of Top 100 artists of all time, Chicago came in at #13, the highest charting American band. Record sales top the 120 million mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, 5 consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles, and 5 Gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 32 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.
the chicago experience