Claremont Drive

Baby Boomer Rock n' Roll !

Paul           Cindy              Ron                  Ted                 Jim                   Al

Let your mind drift back to the 60's. You're cruising in your car with the windows down, the radio up and your favorite girl (or guy!) by your side hoping to hear your favorite song. You might head to the local burger drive in or perhaps just park under the moonlit sky as the tunes played.

Memories.....that's what baby boomer rock n' roll is all about! We play a variety of songs from The Animals to The Yardbirds and we believe we have a little something for everyone.

So come join us for a night of music as we take a ride into the past via...... Claremont Drive! 



                                                    2019 Schedule



                                                Saturday, July 20th
                                          Country House Restaurant          
                                   THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED
                         AND RESCHEDULED  ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 11th 
                                                 see details below

                                                Saturday, July 27th
                                        Big Bopper Cruise Night in Lisle
                                       Downtown Lisle @ 1070 Front St. 
                                            Music from 6:00 to 9:00
                         Bring the kids, the grandkids, your dog and friends!

                                                    Thursday, August 1st
                                            North Riverside Car Show
                                               2401 DesPlaines Ave.
                                                 Music 7:00 to 9:00
                                      Bring the kids and the grandkids!

                                                  Friday, August 2nd
                                                 Krapil's Steak House
                                             6600 W. 111th St in Worth
                                              Music from 8:00 to 11:30

                                                  Sunday, August 11th
                                                    Country House Restaurant
                                             NEW! VINTAGE CAR SHOW
                                                   2799 Maple in Lisle
                                               Car Show starts at noon 
                                               Music from 1:00 to 4:00

                                                Saturday, August 17th
                                                      Croation Club
                                                1503 Clement in Joliet

                                                       Music from 7:30 to 11:30

                                                 Sunday, August 18th

                                                  Bolingbrook Jubilee

                                                  375 W. Briarcliff Rd

                                            Music from 12:00 to 1:30 pm

                                       Food and fun for the whole family!

                                                   Wednesday August 21st

                                         Westchester Concert in the Park

                                              Sponsored by Paul's Pizza!

                                       Mayfair Park, 10835 Wakefield St

                                               Music from 7:00 to 9:00  

                                                  Friday, August 23rd

                                               Del Webb Private Party

                                               Friday, September 20th

                                                  Krapil's Steak House

                                              6600 W. 111th St in Worth

                                               Music from 8:00 to 11:30

                                 For our entire schedule simply click on gigs!

                                contact us at

                    Call Ron @ 630-377-8467 or Al @ 708-404-2490


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Upcoming Events

Saturday, Jul 27 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, Aug 1 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday, Aug 2 at 8:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Sunday, Aug 11 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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History of the Band

The "band" was started about 20 Years ago by Ron Mc Kee.Al Konrath and John Carbonaro

We started playing in Ron's basement in Cicero Il. As the years went on we got together less and less. In September 2009 we received a call from a guy and asked if we were in need of a drummer. Well, not really because we only had this fantasy band we called The Dead and The Dying. However, we invited him over and things began to click.

The search was now on for a bass player. Enter Ted Pappas. We started to practice on a regular basis and began putting together a song list, but we needed one more piece to the puzzle. We needed a lead guitarist that would be open to our genre and vision.

In the meantime, if we were really going to do this, we realized we would have to change our name to something more suitable. We settled on the name CLAREMONT DRIVE with our slogan, Baby Boomer Rock and Roll.

In April of 2010 we found the lead guitarist we were looking for, Paul Kranz.  He worked very hard to catch up and learn the songs we already knew. Since then his imput and ability has brought us to a new level.

A major change took place in April 2011. We felt the need to change drummers.

We were very fortunate to find Jim Robinson to take over as our drummer. He has played for many years with several different bands. His enthusiasm and love for the music of our era comes shining through both at practice and on stage.

But like anything,nothing last forever. John decided to call it a career and hung up his guitar at the end of 2017. His input, enthusiasm and talent was a big part of who we are. To replace him we added Cindy Kranz. Her addition to the band changes our dynamic and not in a bad way. A female voice opens up a whole new array of songs not to mention she plays guitar,keys and both powerful lead vocals and harmonies.

The rest of the story is the future!