JJ & Dre -- Chicago Rock & Roll with Soul
JJ & Dre initially formed in Chicago as a trio in 2010 when the husband and wife duo of Justin and Andrea Dotoli met guitarist Jason Paradise at the city's storied Vic Theater. The trio quickly found a strong chemistry, began working up original material and spent most of 2011 performing in and around the greater Chicagoland area before locking in its full lineup of Eric Allen and Mike Schroeder on keyboards, drums, respectively in 2012. The venerable Janis Wallin was added on bass in 2015.
The potent combination of numerous songwriters, vocalists and styles quickly created a musical stew of sorts, in turn sparking a creative surge that shows no signs of slowing down. JJ & Dre has released a full length LP (2012’s One Single Event) and two EP’s (2013’s The Bandits and 2014’s Clark) -- our newest full length LP, JJ & Dre, will be out August 19th, 2017!
JJ & Dre's signature blend of Rock & Soul continues to gain momentum in the Midwest. See them live and join the movement!