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! 


Tuesday, 9/18. We're back at the Cozzi Corner for a SPECIAL  cruise night. You've probably heard about Sofia Sanchez on the news recently. This 11 year old from Downers Grove just had a heart transplant at Lurie's Childrens Hospital. Ron & Sandy know the family so we are having a "Stay Strong Sofia" benefit show for them.  This is the most worthwhile fundraiser we have been associated with. We'll be playing from around 6:00 until 8:30 or so


                                          SPECIAL SHOW ADDED!

                                                Tuesday, 09/18

                                         Sophia Strong Fundaiser!

                                                  Cozzi Corner 

                                   N.W. Corner of 75th and Lemont Rd.

                                     Music from around 6:00 to 8:30

                                        Help us help this little girl!

                                                 Saturday, 9/29

                               A.L Rider Prime Rib Dinner Fundraiser

                                               Kendall Hall VFW

                                      908 W. Jackson in Naperville

                                      Dinner at 6:00 Music at 7:30

                             For tickets($25) call Ron @630-337-8467

                       DON"T WAIT! THIS EVENT SOLD OUT LAST YEAR!

                                                Saturday, 10/06

                                  "Putting for Patty" Golf Fundraiser

                                              Inwood Golf Course 

                                         3200 W. Jefferson in Joliet

                        Tickets $100 include golf, dinner and much more!

                              All proceed go to Bethshan Association 


                   Not a Golfer? Join us for Food and entertainment for $25!

                           For tickets call Steve Trubich @ 815-919-0668. 

                                    (please mention Claremont Drive)

                        For complete details and the entire story click "gigs"

                                                 Saturday, 10/13

                                     Berwyn Moose Lodge Dinner Dance

                                            3625 S. Harlem in Berwyn

                                      Tickets $13 each includes dinner

                                   Dinner at 6:15 Music starts around 7:45

                                 For Tickets call Ron Mckee @630-337-8467

                                                  Saturday 10/20


                                             Croation Cultural Club

                                             1503 Clement in Joliet

                                         Music from 8:00 to Midnight



                        10/27 Halloween Party at "The Quarry" (NEW)!

                        11/17  Brookfield Police Benefit

                        12/01 FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT

                                  contact us at

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


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Saturday, Sep 29 at 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday, Oct 6 at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday, Oct 13 at 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Saturday, Oct 20 at 8:00 PM - 11:59 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!