November at Viper Alley: 7th Heaven, Kip Winger, Vanilla Fudge, Roomful of Blues, James Cotton & Eddy Clearwater, Paula Cole, The Association

November's filled with rock and blues at Viper Alley, with a schedule that celebrates new artists, venerable blues masters and two iconic bands of the 60s and 70s.

Viper Alley offers an intimate atmosphere, top-quality sound, Live & Dine pre-show dining, fine wines and handcrafted cocktails. For more information and tickets, visit www.viper-alley.com Note: Must be 21 or older to attend all shows.

Come early, eat dinner and get the best seats! Doors open and dining begins two hours before showtime.

Friday, Nov. 4, 10 pm
7th Heaven
Tickets: $10-$20

Voted the Best Band in Chicago by BarStar Magazine, 7th Heaven Band has set attendance records and sold nearly 30,000 CDs. A storied Chicago band with 24 years of performing under its belt, 7th Heaven Band is committed to delivering an amazing musical experience to its fans.

Saturday, Nov. 5, 7 pm
Roomful of Blues
Tickets: $10-$20

An eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon. In 2007, singer Dave Howard took over the vocal duties, bringing his gritty and soulful vocals and adding another bright new dimension to the jazzy, jump-blues musical roots. Their winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul remains their calling card, as does their ability to fill the dance floor.

Along with new members, bassist Frankie Rizzuto, trumpeter Doug Woolverton and drummer Ephraim Lowell, and longer standing members keyboardist Travis Colby, baritone and tenor saxophonist Mark Earley, tenor and alto saxophonist Rich Lataille , RAISIN' A RUCKUS (named after Rich's jazz romp instrumental) swings with ferocity and rocks with urgency and purpose. Moving effortlessly from originals to carefully chosen covers, the expertly executed songs sizzle from start to finish.

Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 pm
Kip Winger
Tickets: $14-$20

A solo, acoustic show by Kip Winger, the multi-platinum recording artist, who
may be known best for his success with Winger and his early days as a bass player with Alice Cooper. However the range and scope of his musical journey can be more fully experienced in his solo albums, This Conversation Seems Like A Dream, Songs From The Ocean Floor, From The Moon To The Sun and his most recent composition Ghosts for string orchestra, piano and harp.

Thursday, Nov. 10, 8 pm
Vanilla Fudge
Tickets: $20-$27

In 1968, Vanilla Fudge headlined the Fillmore West with Steve Miller. The group then performed "You Keep Me Hangin' On" on The Ed Sullivan Show, and released their second album, "The Beat Goes On." Despite its avant-garde conceptualization and execution, the LP was a hit and climbed into the Top Twenty. That summer, Atco reissued "You Keep Me Hangin' On," and the second time around it climbed into the Top Ten. It was followed by Renaissance, one of Vanilla Fudge's best albums, which also hit the Top Twenty. The band had three albums in the Top One Hundred, two of which were in the Top Twenty and one in the Top Five Single. The band toured with Jimi Hendrix, played dates equal billed or headlined with groups such as Cream, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, among many others; late in the year, they toured with the fledgling Led Zeppelin as their opening act.

After forty-five years, Vanilla Fudge is still rocking the world in 2011 with concerts in the USA & Europe. They performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon NBC TV on March 28, 2011.


Friday, Nov. 11, 8 pm
The Association
Tickets: $22-$30

The Association is one of the most popular and successful bands to have come out of the sixties. They have sold more than 80 million records, tapes, CDs and DVDs, earning six gold discs and two platinum. Their album, The Association Greatest Hits (Warner Brothers), continues to be one of the longest best-selling albums in the history of the company.

Thursday, Nov. 17, 8:30 pm
Paula Cole
Tickets: $20-$35

Grammy winner and 7 time Grammy nominee Paula Cole has released six albums spanning a seventeen year career. She has sold approximately three million albums and has performed with Counting Crows, Matchbox 20, Sarah McLachlan, Melissa Etheridge, Lilith Fair, Peter Gabriel, Emmy Lou Harris and many more. Emotionally deep and thrilling performances are a trademark. Poetically melodic and fiercely touching, intelligent writing makes Cole stand apart. Other artists such as Herbie Hancock, Annie Lennox, to Katherine McPhee have covered her compositions. With a loving allegiance to her fans, she maintains loyal communication through the web and after her live shows. As the first woman in history to solely produce and receive the best Producer Grammy nomination for her work, "This Fire", Cole has broken boundaries with a searcher's spirit. From her top ten hits of the 1990's to her more recent critically acclaimed albums, Paula Cole continues to write, produce, record and perform heartfelt, meaningful, lasting music.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 8:30 pm
James Cotton and Eddy Clearwater
Tickets: $20-$30

Grammy Award-winner James Cotton, former member of Muddy Waters, is most notable for his distinctive vocals and remarkable talent for playing the harper. Best known for his albums Giant, Deep in the Blues, and 100% Cotton.

Top West Side-style blues guitarist Eddy Clearwater was once dismissed as a Chuck Berry imitator, but he brings a wide variety of styles to his performance, including deep-down blues, `50s rock, gospel, and country.

About Viper Alley
Viper Alley is a dynamic boutique concert and dining venue from the creator of Chicago's award-winning theWit Hotel. Located in Lincolnshire, IL, Viper Alley offers an immersive music experience and the ultimate in year-round entertainment for up to 500 guests in the heart of Chicago's suburban North Shore.

Media contact: Toni Antonetti, PR Chicago, 847-949-0097, toni@prchicago.com; Marcy Manning, PR Chicago, 847-398-1388, marcy@prchicago.com