If you've never experienced a tribute band concert, you're in for a treat at Raue Center. On Saturday, November 23rd, at 8:00 pm, Prognosis will perform a fantastic show that highlights the British Progressive Rock genre from the past three decades.
"Prognosis is The All-Star Tribute to Progressive Rock, where we perform the biggest hits of the artists that made the genre famous," said Steven Kikoen, lead singer and creator of Prognosis. "Our Raue Center audience will enjoy terrific music from Peter Gabriel, Genesis, YES, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Jethro Tull, and King Crimson."
While the band Prognosis is less than a year old, Kikoen's other bands have been together longer and are quite renowned. Deacon Blues, a 7-year-old tribute band covering the incredible music of Steely Dan, plays a popular amalgam of rock, jazz, funk, and blues. "I have 11 Grammy Award winners who perform with me as guest soloists," explained Kikoen. "Three are permanent members, and the others rotate in and out as their schedules permit."
The Village of Addison requested that Kikoen create a Talking Heads tribute band, so he did. "Our group of musicians has since added a Santana tribute band, and Prognosis, the newest of all, is the first band that isn't just a tribute band, it's a whole genre," said Kikoen. "Progressive Rock is where classical music meets rock. In Prognosis, I have Boz Skaggs's bass player and the drummer from Hamilton, the Musical. Our background singers are great enough to be soloists. It's an amazing show that our audiences love."
Kikoen plays guitar, piano/keyboards, mandolin, and bass guitar, and sings lead vocals. "I sing for all six bands," he added. "My voice is like a chameleon. You know how Robin Williams could do a lot of different impersonations? I do that, but with singing."
For more information about Prognosis, or to purchase tickets, please contact:
Raue Center for the Arts
26 N. Williams St.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014