Live musicBlues/Blues Band/Blues/Rock
Brookwood Drive is a Chicago-area blues/rock band, playing originals and covers that aren't overplayed. We like to keep it fresh and give audiences something new to listen to. Brookwood Drive tells the story of our lives – past or present, real or imagined. They’re a band that captures a groove that holds you and won’t let go. A fun band that you’d like to take home with you.
Mark Miller - Guitar & Vocals - Mark has toured with numerous bands and artists, delivering hot licks, driving rhythms and soulful singing. Having survived a near-fatal capybara attack, Mark found his passion for playing music again after a brief hiatus. Playing his guitar with a smile, style, and never-ending energy, he returned to his music - the blues.
Bob Raudys - Keys & Vocals - Bob’s origins were in classical music. Fearing for his musical life at a very young age and not knowing any better, he sabotaged his future at Juilliard by telling one of the judges that his favorite pianist was Elton John. Having successfully ruined his chances there, the road was wide open to uncertainty. Since the mid-70’s, he’s played different styles of music, but always came back to the blues and rock ‘n roll.
Carlos Gonzalez - Bass - A man of few words, but with a message that is loud and clear. He prefers to play in the pocket. During the last three decades, he has recorded and performed with a number of Chicago-area bands playing various types of rock, pop, and country music. "Playing the blues again is like reuniting with an old friend." - CG.
Glover Washington - Drums - As a child, Glover started playing drums at his grandmother's church by divine intervention. Throughout his high school years, he performed for gospel artists Inez Andrews and Rev. Stanley Keeble. As an undergraduate at the University of Illinois, he became interested in jazz music, performing with the University of Illinois Black Chorus under the direction of Dr. Ollie Watts Davis. After his college years, he went back to Chicago, where he started performing with many bands and solo artists.
GRITS AIN’T GROCERIES
BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN
COLD & EMPTY BED (original)
LET FREEDOM RING
CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU
BIG LEGGED WOMAN
SHOT AND A BEER (original)
WHY BABY WHY (original)
FIVE LONG YEARS
SPEND THE NIGHT (original)
WHEN MY BABY SHE LEFT ME
GOOD FOOL IS HARD TO FIND