Ed Bloom…as “Mick Jagger”– Lead Vocals/Harmonica
An early blues and rock enthusiast, “Krazy Eddie” is the consummate frontman leaving “no stone unturned.” (No pun intended!) With his flare for showmanship, uncanny “Mick-isms,” costume changes, and boundless energy, Ed fires the audience up every time, making each person feel at home. It’s been said, “You’ll get tired just watching him!” Ed is a founding member of Hot Rocks, and is also known as one of the best “Harp” players in the Chicago area!
John Ivan…as “Keith Richards”-Guitar/Vocals
" I will be the best 'Keith'," That's what John said when he joined Hot Rocks in March 2019. Playing and teaching guitar in many musical styles, flamenco to rock. Band member with 'Off Broadway' and 'Big Guitars From Memphis'. John really gets into the music and works the stage, an exciting entertainer who energizes the show. On stage John becomes 'Keith'!
Bobby Koll…as “Brian/Ronnie” – Guitar
With the band since January 2000. From his blistering guitar licks and hot slide solos, to his brilliant stage charisma, this veteran Chicago axe slinger is “THE essence of ROCK & ROLL. With keen Rock-A-Billy and blues flavor, a penchant for vintage guitars and amps, this cat rocks like the atomic bomb. Rocked with Chicago's legendary band - The Rockaholics.
Wyman” – Bass/Background Vocals
Bassman extraordinaire, Carmie joined the band in March 2000. With Carmie’s diversified tastes in music and some 20+ years of playin’, this dude re-defines the meaning of “bottom end.” Carmie also sings potent background vocals and when he’s not playin’ with Hot Rocks, he’s lead singer/frontman for the Chicago based classic rock band, The Detours.
“Charlie Watts” – Drummer
Joe – the founding father of Hot Rocks is back. Joe is back after a hiatus from Hot Rocks to pursue writing and performing original music. Joe has a flair and style that can't be beat. A drummer who is just as comfortable beating out hard rock and country as he is with Stones - playing drums since he was just a 'kid'. Back since August 2008, Joe commands the drums like he never even left.
Paul Mally…as “Ian Stuart” – Keyboards/Background Vocals
Bangin’ those keys since he’s been old enough to breathe, “P.J.” has been on board since the beginning. Whether it’s the boogie/woogie piano solo in “If You Can’t Rock Me,” the B-3 organ fills in “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” or the ethereal Melotron sounds of “2000 Light Years From Home,” PJ puts the icing on the cake every time, always making it all sound good! Let’s put it this way, the rock world may have lost the great 'Stu', but thankfully has Paul. When he’s not bangin’ the keys with Hot Rocks, he’s playin’ with Top Dog Band.
James 'Shamus' Bryers ...as "Bobby Keys" - Saxophone
January 27, 2019 was the first show 'Shamus' played sax with Hot Rocks. The show just happened to be at the theater in his old alma mater! Is that something or what? Playing the sax solo's in favorites such as 'Brown Sugar' and 'Can't You Hear Me Knocking' plua many other songs, you think you're hearing 'Bobby Keys' all over again.
A Footnote In Hot Rocks History
Hot Rocks Rolling Stones
Tribute will rock you!
–Vocals/Harmonica; John Ivan as ‘Keith –
Guitar/Vocals; Bobby Koll as
‘Brian/Ronnie’ – Guitar; Carmie Zac as ‘Bill’ – Bass
Guitar/Vocals – Joe Wejman as
‘Charlie’ – Drums; Paul
as ‘Stu’ – Keyboard/Vocals - James 'Shamus' Bryers as 'Bobby Keys' -
We thank the Rolling Stones for the years of great music, all of the venues, agents and YOU, the audience, for helping us create a live 'Stones' experience.
See YOU at the next show!
Gary Cremeiux…as “Charlie” – Drums