The Schaumburg Illinois top forty country group Smokin Gunz was founded in the summer of 1997. Currently, the group consists of 4 full-time members, including; Jim Banke (guitar/lead vocals), David Nekola (lead guitar/vocals), Artie Specht (Bass guitar) and Robert Broz (drums/vocals), with over-whelming professionalism and dedication to the music produced by the band.
The group has traveled the Midwest performing at Clubs, Festivals and Casinos in WI, IL, IA, IN, MI and has acquired a strong fan base Smokin' Gunz musical style and background is derived from straight forward rock-n-roll, combined with hard driving, country music styles, backed by heart felt harmony vocal arrangements, with some real foot tapping dance tunes to provide musical entertainment for all types of audiences regardless of their musical preferences.
All of the group's Original material is written solely by the members themselves with inspiration based on real life experiences. Smokin' Gunz is comprised of talented musicians that become one with their instruments. Showmanship is first class and stage presence is fine tuned to a highly professional caliber not often found in the local venue circuits of the Chicagoland and surrounding areas.
Smokin' Gunz was voted number one country band in Chicago by Suburbanites Magazine and the Chicago Rocker Magazine for 2011. They are a sure bet to produce a fun and entertaining atmosphere that will be remembered for many years to come and keep the fan-base growing to unimaginable heights. Smokin Gunz has been honored by opening for some of the biggest names in country music just to name a few. Tracy Lawrence, Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson, Locash Cowboys, Dirt Drifters, Jeffery Steele, Confederate Railroad, Chris Cagle, Jake Owen and Randy Houser just to name a few.
This is definitely not your average local bar band, but, much more. In 2012 will see Smokin' Gunz back performing on the live venue circuits of the Midwest promoting their latest CD and introducing more original material and compositions that have always been the signature marks of the professionalism and dedication of a band at their musical and entertainment caliber.
- ALCOHOL - BRAD PAISLEY
- ALL SUMMER LONG - KID ROCK
- ALONE WITH YOU - JAKE OWEN
- ANGEL EYES - LOVE AND THEFT
- ANGRY AMERICAN - TOBY KEITH
- BEER MONEY - KIP MOORE
- BEERS AGO - TOBY KEITH
- BOONDOCKS - LITTLE BIG TOWN
- BOOT SCOOT - BROOKS & DUNN
- CAN'T YOU SEE-MARSHALL TUCKER
- CARRY ON - SMOKIN GUNZ
- CHICKEN FRIED - ZAC BROWN BAND
- COPPERHEAD ROAD - STEVE EARLE
- CRAZY TOWN - JASON ALDEAN
- CRUISE - FLORIDA GEORIGA LINE
- DIRT ROAD ANTHEM- JASON ALDEAN
- DRIVIN - SMOKIN GUNZ
- EVERY ROSE - POISON
- FIREMAN - GEORGE STRAIT
- FLY AWAY - TIM MCGRAW
- FOLSOM PRISON - JOHNNY CASH
- GET MY DRINK ON - TOBY KEITH
- GET OUT OF MY CAR - TOBY KEITH
- GOING THRU HELL- RODNEY ATKINS
- GONE - CHRIS CAGLE
- GRACE OF GOD - KEITH URBAN
- HEAVENS DOOR - GUNS & ROSES
- HIGHWAY JUNKIE - GARY ALLAN
- HONKY TONK - TRACE ADKINS
- HOW ABOUT YOU - ERIC CHURCH