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The Chicago Bluez Brothers

UpBeat offers a tribute to Chicago's legendary duo, The Blues Brothers. In the spirt of the movie screen play and the signature Saturday Night Live skit, our Jake and Elwood performers carry on the tradition with their look-a-like appearance and dialect, the movie story line concept, and the soulful Blues music.
"...ladies and gentlemen, live at the universal amphitheater, just released from Joliet prison..."
Our standard show is a fun 30 minute production with audience interaction and participation (including props) with interspersed performances of "Soul Man," "Sweet Home Chicago," "Gimme Some Lovin'," "Everybody Needs Some Body To Love," and "I Can't Turn You Loose." The music and dance routine can be sung with a live band (UpBeat R&B Machine) or sung along with a prerecorded CD. Jake and Elwood can also do a 'walk-a-round' and mingle with the guests before or after the 30 minute production.

The Rat Pack Tribute

Our Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. characters perform meet & greet (as guests arrive), walk-a-rounds, and optional vocal performances of swing classics that these legends are known for.

Stand-up Comedians

Dennis DeBondt
At 6'7" tall Dennis is known as the Sears Tower of Magic. Dennis blends his lightening quick wit, humor and magical talent to create a show that truly deserves the name, "Very Funny Magic". Corporate clients, civic and social organizations and fund raisers rave about the clean, fun and interactive entertainment he brings to their events. He has a very warm, friendly manner and everyone listens and gets carried away in the fun. His skills have been sought after by clients such as the following; Price-Waterhouse-Cooper, CNA, McDonalds, United Airlines, Fox TV, Citibank, Kimberly Clark and Dannon. As s Chicago based performer, the world famous Second City often utilizes Dennis DeBondt as a performer and comedy writer.
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David Kovac
Based in Chicago for over a decade, David Kovac has presented his Random Acts of Magic in every kind of venue from the popular Millennium Park and Navy Pier to the stages of Second City and the legendary Green Mill. The Chicago Tribune named him one of their Top Five Trickster Heroes, referring to him as “a Wizard of Odd who places art before effect and turns simple tricks into theatrical presentations ...” Click on left photo to view his bio kit.
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Characters – Various Famous Hollywood Personalities

Our actors are experienced pros you can trust for your event, most with degrees in theater. A head shot resume is available for any of our actors upon request.

Below is a sample of the many characters available for meet & greet (as guests arrive), and walk-a-rounds:

  • Cigarette Girl
  • Flapper
  • Gangster
  • Game Show Host
  • Greaser
  • Referee
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Uncle Sam

Photography credits: The Chicago Bluez Brothers by Joanna Kozek, Rat Pack Tribute photo by Wikipedia, David Kovac by Paul Sherman.

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