Playing everything from Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash to Civil Wars and the Lumineers, The Redmonds perform as an acoustic duo featuring the impeccable harmonies of Mike and Katie Redmond; as well as a full band with some of the best musicians in the region.
Mike Redmond has performed professionally for 30 years. He first entered the music scene as a teen aged soundman for Soundz Music in 1979, working with such bands as Cheap Trick, Molly Hatchet, the Dixie Dregs and America. Along the way he pursued his own opportunities to take the stage, driving hundreds of miles to gigs while managed by R.J. Kaltenbach and T.J. Sheppard. By the time he was 24 he had a development deal with Phil Walden’s Capricorn Records.
Over the years Mike’s played with Fugitive, Magazine, The Redstones and, since 1997, with Off Broadway. That experience has left him equally at home sitting behind an acoustic 12-string as he is hooked up to his electric Hamer, laying down rhythm riffs.
Katie Hull Redmond joined Mike in music (and marriage) in 2005. A trained singer, she has performed professionally at weddings, corporate events, festivals, and other social functions around the Chicago area for 20 years. Her musical influences range the classic to the contemporary rock – from Schubert’s Ave Maria to Patti LaBelle to Janis Joplin. Together, she and Mike are magic.
Rounding out the Redmonds line-up for full band show are bassist Mike Gorman of Off Broadway and Pezband fame; top Chicago pedal steel player Rich Koc; studio drummer Rick Nelson; and multi-instrumentalist L.J. Slavin who has played everywhere from television’s “Tool Time” to the Steppenwolf Theater.
Showcased at Fitzgerald’s and as an opening act for REO Speedwagon, The Redmonds appeal to fans age 6-60 and put on a show with something for everyone.
“C’mon and Love Me” – Mike Redmond
“One More Time” – Mike and Katie Redmond
“There He Goes” – Katie Redmond
7th BCT – Big Corner Tavern – Time: 8:00 pm 8405 W. Cermak Road in North Riverside
15th Off Broadway Pub – Trolley Night! – Time: 8:00 pm – 9048 Monroe Avenue in Brookfield
4th Brookfield Fourth of July Party in the Park! – Time: 12:30 pm – Brookfield Kiwanis Park
6th Silver Lake – Time: 3:00 pm – Silver Lake Park in Salem, Wisconsin
10th Lyons Music In The Park – Time: 6:30 pm – 4156 Lawndale Ave in Lyons
26th Sugar Grove Corn Boil – Time: 9:30 pm – 61 S. Main Street in Sugar Grove
21st Joe’s Saloon – Time: 8:30 pm – 9220 47th Street in Brookfield
23rd Lyonspalooza! – Time: TBA
9th RBEF Telethon – 24/7 and The Redmonds! – Comcast ch. 16
15th Palmer Place Shamrock Fest – Time: 8:00 pm – Palmer Place – 56 S. LaGrange Road in LaGrange
6th Waterworks – Time: 8:30 pm – 7815 Ogden Ave in Lyons
5th The ESPO – Benefit for John Esposito – Time: 6:45 pm – Brauer House – 1000 N. Rohlwing Road in Lombard
18th Riverside Arts Weekend (RAW) – Time: 3:00 pm – Guthrie Park in Riverside
18th Love for Linda Marino Fundraiser at BCT – Time: 6:00 pm – Big Corner Tavern in North Riverside
The Redmonds featured in the Forest Park Review Answer Book
Profile of The Redmonds in Suburban Life Magazine.
Forest Park musicians bring rock power to country show at FitzGerald’s
The Redmonds aim for country rock revival
By Jean Lotus
Forest Park musicians Mike and Katie Redmond are ready to give their six-piece band another shot.