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Lucca Feracota is a multifaceted vocalist, band leader and producer. His style and repertoire transcends genres with original arrangements of beloved songs plus new compositions of Jazz, Soul and Blues. Lucca and his superb band - Sons of Chicago - touch the soul and pack the dance floor with shimmering performances.
Inspired by Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, Santana, Doobie Brothers, Van Morrison, Allman Brothers, Van Morrison, Joe Cocker, Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind & Fire and other greats, Lucca and the Sons of Chicago put their unique, high-energy spin on the classics and deliver with their dynamic, original compositions.
Lucca's most recent album "Shadow of Your Smile" is arranged by acclaimed jazz composer and pianist Tom Muellner and features renowned sax man Eric Schneider. The record highlights Lucca's evocative Soul Jazz style. Lucca has also recorded original Blues and Adult Contemporary works with the Blue Roots and Frank Guinness band. Lucca and The Sons are currently working on their new holiday album scheduled to drop Thanksgiving 2022 entitled "Sleigh Ride".
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Lucca and the Sons of Chicago look as great as they sound. Musicians are dressed tastefully and appropriately for the venue. Stage lights and sound are managed by professional crew providing a stunning visual and audio experience.
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True to his lifelong dedication to the arts, at age 62, Lucca has been admitted to the renowned Berklee School of Music of the Boston Conservatory where he is pursuing a Masters Degree in Songwriting. He holds a Bachelor Degree from Northern Illinois University and a Masters Degree from the University of Chicago.
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Lucca and the Sons of Chicago perform in upscale venues in the Midwest for Benefits, Festivals, Corporate Events and Nightclubs.
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“Our organization has engaged Gary and his band for seven fundraisers over the last six years. The band always provides an energetic show with very talented musicians playing great selections and there is plenty of dancing. All of Gary’s shows have been well planned and executed. I find Gary and his band reliable and easy to work with and he has made for a great partner over the years. I highly recommend them."
Development Director - PACTT Learning Center
"The Sons of Chicago are a wonderful band that has played our annual fundraiser for the past four years. Lucca leads the band. They play music known and loved by many, plus their originals that are hits in their own right. Total pro sound and look has people coming back year after year for an evening of great fun ."
Entertainment Chair - Oak Park & River Forest Rotary Club
"What an amazing sound experience you will enjoy being a part of the “Son’s of Chicago” audience. The huge talent on stage starting with the engaging energy and showmanship of Gary Feracota as the lead vocalist and band leader. Follow this with the equally talented guitarists, brass, key board and drums and you have a huge night of pop, blues and soul. Can’t wait to see them again!"
Executive Director - West Suburban Special Recreation
"It is amazing to see Lucca and his band meld Sinatra, Aretha Franklin and Bruce Springsteen into one cohesive performance. Their book of music is very wide. It's performed in their own unique and very cool style. This is a professional band that really knows how to hit the ball out of the park every time."
Executive Vice President - Westrec SMI
"For six years running, Gary and his classy band has performed at our signature Gala. The music is always fresh with new interesting versions of classic tunes plus original songs they released. Gary knows how to work the room so everyone stays engaged and has fun. Dancing is a big part of the show. The crowd has a great time whenever they play."
Commodore - Chicago Yacht Club
"As a venue, bar and restaurant owner, I have hired many bands over the years. The Sons of Chicago are exceptional for a few reasons. They are a great act with excellent musicianship and a big song list of rocking blues, soul and jazz. They get the crowd on their feet by heading into the audience and on occasion by bringing someone on stage which the crowd loves. On time, polite, dressed well and easy to communicate with. Overall a great group for live music that your audience will enjoy and want to see more of."
Founder and Operator - Weather Mark Tavern
"Sons of Chicago has performed for many functions at Columbia Yacht Club. The band leader who also goes by Lucca, has a deep bench of pro musicians that he calls from to create a band that fits each function very well. These are seasoned musicians that play professionally the major jazz and blues venues in Chicago and elsewhere. A big plus is that they are a full service band. They can do a single piano player for opening, a jazz trio over dinner, and a ten piece dance band to finish big. Whatever we need they can provide. Great folks to work with."
General Manager - Columbia Yacht Club
Professionally managed by Founder and Band Leader
Gary (Lucca) Feracota to assure a personal touch and avoid client fees paid to agencies.