I have heard SUCH great feedback about you guys.  A few of our staff kept texting me throughout the night that you guys were the BEST band we had ever had and I heard great feedback from participants in passing – as well as seeing many dancing!  We would definitely love to work with you guys again!

 Megan Trippel, Logistics Manager, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 



Scream Blue has performed at several Park Ridge Chamber events such as Night of Stars

and Ladies Night and does a great job for dance music, dinner music, and background music.

Highly recommend them for any events!

 Gail Haller, Executive Director, Chamber of Commerce, Park Ridge IL



With a crowd-pleasing repertoire that reimagines classic rock, 80’s and 90’s hits and modern pop music through a distinctly blues and r&b filter along with original songs and older rootsy sounds in all their glory, Screaming Blue has developed a show not quite like any other in the Chicago area.

With the extraordinary front-line combo of Renee Hughes on vocals and Kevin Maring on guitar, backed by a volatile but grooving rhythm section consisting of Ken Stefancich on drums and Chris Maring on bass,  Screaming Blue can entertain any audience or age group with their showmanship and song arrangement.

The group brings plenty of experience to the stage, containing on the instrumental side three-quarters of the Screaming Bluedogs, who spent more than a decade prowling area nightclubs and honing their sound playing hundreds of gigs, from small bars to festival crowds in the thousands, while individually working with a wide variety of musicians playing country, polka, punk rock, experimental music and more. With experienced, smoky-voiced singer Renee Hughes (Bum City, Angel Hawk), who can seemingly interpret any style of song she chooses with both originality and deep feeling, the group has developed a potent blend of styles sure to delight music fans and party-goers alike.

We do our best to be as reasonably priced as possible, and prefer cover charges for our fans be kept low as well. We often book up to six months in advance, but there are always holes to fill: use the email button below or the contact page above to make an offer or request a quote. If needed we have a PA suitable for most club situations and smaller outdoor shows.



A few songs on our playlist:

Rock Steady (Aretha Franklin)

Rumor Has It (Adele)

Refugee (Tom Petty)

Howling For My Darling (Howling Wolf)

Wonderwall (Oasis)

Bad Romance (Lady Gaga)

Bulletproof (La Roux)

Lithium (Nirvana)

Take Me To The River (Al Green, Talking Heads)

People Get Ready

Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)

Woolly Bully

Sweet Child of Mine (Guns and Roses)

Mustang Sally

She Bop (Cindy Lauper)

Groove is in the Heart (Deee-Light)

Bang Bang (Ariana Grande)

Misty Mountain Hop (Led Zeppelin)

Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

Something (The Beatles)

Earth Moves (Carole King)

Little Bit Of Soul (!)