Artist Pages

  • Tom Schraeder and His Ego

    Tom Schraeder and His Ego

    This was our first shoot at this fabulous Logan Square rooftop.  Tom and Dan performed four riveting songs, and as the night progressed, a small crowd of local bar hoppers came up to join us in the fun. Two other people who make cameo in this video are our friend  Jonathan from Good Evening Chicago (guy carrying the PBR) and Jim ( hanging on top of the edge of the roof, wearing an orange shirt; he is the guy thanks to […]

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  • Jenny Dragon

    Jenny Dragon

    When Jenny Dragon invited us do to a session on their friends roof in the south loop/Maxwell st. neighborhood of Chicago, we had no idea just how great a view of the city we would have until we got there.  After trudging up not three or four, but FIVE flights of stairs we were greeted with hands down the most spectacular view that we have ever been privileged to capture!  Couple that with an outstanding old-time, folksy sound and an […]

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  • Jennifer Hall

    Jennifer Hall

    Despite the threatening rain, and heavy fog, Jennifer Hall and friends were able to showcase their soulful and sultry vibes.  Great vocals, tight keys, and punchy guitar showcase this group’s deep-seated talent and artistry. JENNIFER HALL (Like I lie to you) from ROOFTOP SESSIONS CHICAGO on Vimeo. Like I Lie to You is an emotionally driven song that showcases Jennifer’s amazing vocal flexibility.  I will never forget the moment I first heard her voice coming through the headphones.  I never […]

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  • Bone & Bell

    Bone & Bell

    This was one of the most challenging shoots to date; between sneaking equipment onto the ferris wheel, the roaring wind and laughing children, overhead speakers blaring “Sweet Home Chicago”, and a tight timeframe to do the shoot, it was a bleeding miracle that we were actually able to pull it off. The entire shoot only lasted 10 minutes (or more specifically, one turn around the wheel). Without any trouble Heather, like the true pro that she is, was able to […]

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  • Guy Corl

    Guy Corl

    GUY CORL (Skeleton City) from ROOFTOP SESSIONS CHICAGO on Vimeo. GUY CORL (Winner) from ROOFTOP SESSIONS CHICAGO on Vimeo. About Guy Corl Guy Grace (Corl) was born during the winter of 1978 to a good home in the dying steel town of Youngstown Ohio. Though his young childhood was a happy one, the family was uprooted by economic development westward, and resettled in the small northwestern town of Bryan Ohio during the late 1980s. Cut from their roots, each member […]

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  • Rue Royale

    Rue Royale

    Halfway blind was the first of the three songs performed by Rue Royale. The location for the video is the original location for the rooftop sessions (Old Irving Park neighborhood; north side of Chicago) In the beginning of the video, there is a shot of the band coming to the sessions. The white-haired gentleman helping the band with their equipment is in fact not homeless, but rather one of our original camera operators. J Coleman who was kind enough to […]

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  • Neal Renzi

    Neal Renzi

    In The Light is the first of several covers performed by Rooftops own Neal Renzi. Neal was one of our original camera operators who agreed to let us record him as a test run. We all knew that Neal could sing, but we never anticipated the performance that would follow. Instead of just doing a test run, Neal actually became an official Rooftop Session. NEAL RENZI (Veni Come Sei) from ROOFTOP SESSIONS CHICAGO Neal Renzi (Veni Come Si) By this […]

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  • Z-Force


    Z FORCE (One small part) from ROOFTOP SESSIONS CHICAGO on Vimeo. Z FORCE (Song #I) from ROOFTOP SESSIONS CHICAGO on Vimeo. About Z-Force Z-FORCE or Zee Force is the former front man of an amazing local act called the  Ultrasonic Edukators.  During his heyday as an Edukator, Z used to rock out the local scene a la Blur style. With his charm and good looks, Z was able to keep the attention of the crowds while rocking all around the Chicago club scene. Even […]

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  • Ugly Lamp Series

    Ugly Lamp Series

    < In addition to working on top of roofs we are also interested in expanding the idea of capturing performances in unique environments. So, if you have access to an interesting looking backyard, courtyard, sewer or meat locker with some room for a band? Why not, we’ll come to you. Wherever it is, whatever it is, we are willing to explore the idea of shooting in unique and interesting places around Chicago. As a result the ugly lamp series was […]

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