Pro Musica Musical Evenings is happy to invite to this special event
The Regulators’ music defies easy categorization. It would would be best described as a free-funk-jazz exploration of non-western rhythmic modes. Whatever genre you want to call it, a few things are certain: it’s groovin’, it’s exciting and it’s unpredictable. This is musical high-wire without a net.
Formed in mid-2008 as the global financial system appeared ready implode (it did), The Regulators are Mike Allemana on guitar, Gerald Dowd on drums and Matt Ferguson on bass. The band spun itself off from a pre-existing group–they make up the rhythm section for BrianO’Hern’s Model Citizens Big Band. They had already commenced with their trademark rhythmic explorations during the extended free-inventions which typically mark the close of each Model Citizens set; one moment they are Funkadelic getting in touch with their inner-Bulgarian, ten minutes later a wall of noise-rock and five minutes after that, King Tubby in a klezmer band. Anything can and will happen. This was too good to just go down once a month at the end of a big-band set so the three decided to form the Regulators and start doing their thing all night long.
In addition to their fifteen-plus years together as a rhythm section, Matt, Mike and Gerald have been working together in various combinations for an additional ten years, going all the way back to the early '90s. Mike and Matt, for example, were members of Von Freeman's quartet for 15 and 9 years, respectively. The three of them have performed with numerous musicians of note, ranging from jazz icons like the aforementioned Vonski, Steve Coleman, Eric Alexander, Jimmy Cobb and Jim Rotundi, to soul heavyweights such as Mavis Staples and Bernard Purdue, to Americana artists including Robbie Fulks and Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion.
I sure it will be a wonderful event in our space.......... Ken Christianson, Pro Musica, Chicago
Doors Open at 7pm concert starts at 8pm
Parking is available as always for our events,