BAND

Al Connelly
Keyboard, Rhythm Guitar & Vocals

Al joined Industrial Drive in early 2021.  When he showed up to audition, it felt like he had been in the band for years.  In the two-thousand-aughts, you could have caught him performing at open mics in coffee shops and bars around the city and suburbs, during cocktail hours through his friends’ wedding services company, or at a national sandwich shop chain in Park Ridge during his lunch break from his day job as a software developer.  After taking a break for a few years to start a family, he’s back on stage, behind the mic, and ready to rock Chicagoland.

 

His influences include Jimmy Eat World, Weezer, Dashboard Confessional, The Get Up Kids, Something Corporate, Foo Fighters, Ben Folds, Third Eye Blind, Counting Crows, Tonic…just to name a few.

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