Talented singer-songwriters, The Roosevelts, entertained Schubas with a night of guitars, harmonies and a splash of mandolin.
27-May-2016: This was the first time headlining in Chicago for The Roosevelts, something of which they were rightfully proud. They are currently touring in support of their second album, The Greatest Thing You’ll Ever Learn, which came out in April. This record includes a studio recording of the ever-popular “Peaches” – the track that fans shouted requests for throughout the night.
It was a night of sheer talent and heartfelt lyrics. Listening to their songs, you felt exactly what heartache they had endured. What was even more impressive was their playing and singing abilities after the copious drinking that had taken place following an early arrival for a late night show.
One thing that will catch you by surprise is their 90s hip-hop breakdown which included “No Diggity,” “This Is How We Do It,” and “Everybody Dance Now”. It certainly broke up proceedings and got everyone dancing along; a slight change in direction from their rest of their setlist. Whilst it ‘s hard to pigeon-hole their genre, hip-hop is not the first that would spring to mind, but it worked, and the audience loved it.
The Roosevelts are a talented band who truly make their music come to life when you see them performing live.