iPop Takes Over the Fire Bar
The Chicago-based cover band rails through hit party tunes and contemporary pop songs.
The pop music cover band, iPop (who would've thought they play pop music?..), shook up the Fire Bar & Grill, on Friday. The band provides a set-list covering classic hits from the '60s, such as Van Morrison's Brown Eyed Girl, through the song we hear on today's radio waves, like Justin Beiber's Baby and Ke$ha's Tik Tok.
The group comes together from all over the suburbs and is composed of Shawn (lead vocals), Amy (lead vocals), Brent (guitar and vocals), Bob (bass and vocals), Russ (drums), and Brian (keyboards and vocals).
Brent's dynamic guitar tones and effects and Russ's wicked drum beats drove some powerful grooves and rhythm through the crowd at the Fire Bar. Bob and Brian gave the band a sturdy backbone with toe-tapping bass notes and melody-making keys.
Brent commented on the energy that the bar fed to the group by saying "I loved it! I wanna get back here as soon as possible."
Bob then began to say what this band was all about. "We're just a fun party band and we like having a good time. We try to play the most diverse array of music that we can think of. If you come see us, you're bound to hear something in three hours that you like. Tons of current dance stuff, '80s, it's fun. We play big venues and small. Here we had a really good time! And everyone else seemed to show us a good time too. And it looks like we were pretty well received."
Shawn and Amy took control of the crowd with moving vocals and wild dance moves. No member failed to disapoint as every partier could dance and sing along to each tune they played.
Keyboardist Brian stated "We had a real good time playing here. It was a lot like some of the more recent shows we've had and we've definitely got a feel for this place."
The group was able to come up with impressive rock renditions of contemporary pop songs that are normally filled with synth beats and drum machines. These five talented musicians should not be missed if they happen to stop by in the area.
When asked about the how the Fire Bar proved to other venues iPop has visited, Bob went on to say, "It has potential and it's fun! Lots of fun people. I feel like we need to play this place a couple more times and scope out what we can really do. It was a lot of fun."
iPop can be caught at bars and venues throughout Chicagoland and can be booked for private engagements.