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Congratulations to JJ Smith on winning our inaugural
Battle of the Bands!

 2nd Place: Concept-mix

Fan-Favorite: Them Schultz Girls & Friends

Them Schultz Girls and Friends are an all-teen band from the Chicago Suburbs. The band, led by sisters Tessa and Maya Schultz, have been playing together for 6 years but just officially started playing local shows in 2021.

TSGAF plays a mix of popular music including songs from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today! See their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” here!

Hailing from their homeland of Milwaukee, WI – Lake Drive redefines the definition of a hair band. Formed in 2022, they’ve rushed out of the gate full force. Coming off the success of their debut EP ‘Wordplay’ reaching over 100,000 streams, they’re working harder than ever to show what they’re made of.

Prepare for ear-candy reminiscent of the past yet never heard before – described as indie emo/alternative rock. Take a dive into the Lake Drive experience. More at lakedriveband.com

Concept_mix is an up-and-coming band based in the Chicagoland area performing covers and original songs for YouTube, as well as live events.

As a band, they focus on having intentional music with meaningful messages. They’ve got a lot of plans for live and online content, so please keep an eye out!

Learn more at facebook.com/conceptmixmusic

Brianna “B-Love” Clay. B-Love has performed in various venues from churches and restaurants, to the Chicago International Airport and Hemmens Cultural Center.

In the future, B-Love and Harbinger Music plan on releasing their own original music on places like Spotify and hopefully all the local radio airways soon! Learn more at facebook.com/BriClay2013/

JJ Smith is a Folk/Rock artist from Chicago. His sound ranges from soft, finger-style melodies to powerful, rock songs reminiscent of Led Zeppelin and Jeff Buckley. Smith’s songs are dynamic and unapologetic. His defining trait though is how he utilizes his powerful vocal range. Able to switch from an expressive lower register to a full belt, his vocal stylings bring to mind the bravado of Robert Plant and the softness of Nick Drake.

In March of 2022, he crowd-funded and self-released his debut EP, ‘28 Club,’ with assistance from Plaid Dog Recording in Boston, MA. Since then he has played throughout Chicago and beyond in support of the release of his  original song “Still”.  More at jjsmithofficial.com