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Many folks have said it’s time for a “new” Cubs song. Like most Cub fans the members of Chicago band, Classical Blast, happen to like Steve Goodman’s “Go Cubs Go.” They thought it just needed a bit of updating, to go along with the new Wrigley Field and new Cubs team. Their version has gotten over 12,000 listens on their Facebook page since the National League Playoffs began.
Earlier this year, the band was invited back to Wrigley Field to perform their “classical rock”‘ version of the National Anthem. They were personally invited to perform at Wrigley by Cubs owner, Tom Ricketts, last year after he saw them perform at a local pub. It was his suggestion they create an acoustic rock version of the Anthem. Following that experience, the band decided to release a “Cubs Tribute” EP on the Toucan Cove Label, which signed them to a deal in late 2014. Their “All American Cubs” EP includes their version of the Anthem, a version of America the Beautiful (at the suggestion of Cubs head usher, Darryl Windle) and a remake of “Go Cubs Go.”
Classical Blast consists of 5 band members, Petar Kecenovici, cello; Jimmy Chaos, violin; David Kav, acoustic guitar/vocals; Bill Syniar, bass; Dave Kelly, drums/vocals. The band released a new album, their 2nd, earlier in Sept, 2015, also on the Toucan Cove/ Universal label (Seattle.) The album, Metamorphosis, features classic rock music mashed with popular classical pieces.
To hear and download their version of Go Cubs Go:
Fri, 11/6, 9pm Grand Victoria Casino, Elgin
Fri, 11/13, 9pm Docks Bar & Grill, Wauconda
Sat, 11/14, 8pm Carlucci’s, Downers Grove
Fri, 11/20, 9pm Q-Bar, Darien
Sat, 11/21, 9pm Angry Bros Pub, Racine, WI
Sat, 11/28, 1:30pm Blue Chip Casino, Michigan City, IN
Sun, 11/29, 6pm Morton Arboretum Illuminations Lisle, IL
Go Cubs Go
Creep (by Radiohead) mashed with Ave Maria and Bach’s Cello Suite