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! 


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                                               SCHEDULE


                                                   Saturday, 11/17


                                          Country House Restaurant

                                             2799 Maple Ave in Lisle

                                            Music from 7:30 to 10:30



                                  LAST SHOW OF 2018

                             THE ONE SHOW YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!


                                      12/01 FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT

                                                 Q Bar in Darien

                                          8109 Cass Ave. in Darien

                 It's the show where we give away hundreds of dollars in "gifts"

                                            Music from 8:30 to Midnight

             Show up to win $300 cash, Dinner Gift Cards, Theatre Gift cards, 

                                   Rounds of golf and much much more!


                          All you need to do is show up for a chance to win!


                          THIS SHOW WILL ALSO BE A TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE!

       Last year your participation help Q Bar exceed their goal. LET'S DO IT AGAIN!



                                  contact us at claremontdrive@gmail.com

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

                                             

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, Nov 17 at 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday, Dec 1 at 8:30 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!