Midnight Rider

Press Kit


For booking information contact Jeff Bachemin, Bellevue Management via midnightriderlive@gmail.com or 630.402.7876 


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Midnight Rider Marketing Plan

We create an event-specific video, then target people interested in categories like Allman Brothers Music, Classic Rock, Southern Rock, Etc. on Social Media platforms and we invest in ads that reach out to everyone in a predetermined radius around your venue depending on your market. Here is a sample of an event-specific video:

Midnight Rider Capturing the Spirit of the Allman Brothers Band Live Tribute Entertainment from Chicago

Midnight Rider is a tribute to the remarkable talent and innovative abilities of the Allman Brothers Band. It is not about gimmicks and costumes. It is about the music; music that has inspired generations of fans through its boldness and creativity. The music is presented the way the Allman Brothers would have wanted it done. Soaring Double Guitars, Thundering Percussion Section and the Soulful Vocals. No backing tracks. No auto-tune. No Ipads. Just live music played by real people.

Chicago based tribute band – delivering the full Allman Brothers Band Experience

Midnight Rider is a Chicago-based tribute band comprised of consummate professionals who have worked with everyone from Billy Preston to Willie Nelson and Ronny Montrose to Buddy Rich and Curtis Mayfield. They know how to entertain and give the audience the full Allman Brothers Band experience. Each Midnight Rider show is different and fresh.

The Allman Brothers sprang from the roots of Southern Blues, Rock & Roll, Country & Western, R & B and Jazz.

Midnight Rider sprang from the roots of Chicago Blues, Rock & Roll, R & B, and Jazz.

Once Midnight Rider first hit the stage, they were an instant hit with fans of all ages who have followed the Allman Brother’s 45-year span as one of the world’s most notable and durable rock bands of all time. With their mix of rock, country, blues, and jazz, there was something for everyone.

With 5-star reviews from fans across the board and the buzz from the Midwest getting louder and louder, it is no wonder that when you type Allman Brothers Tribute Band into the Google search bar, Midnight Rider is at the very top of the page.


“The Road goes on forever” – Gregg Allman

Mason Clay ~ Lead Vocals ~ Acoustic Guitar

Mason Clay was born in Chicago. Through the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, Mason was the lead singer of the band “Roadhouse, whose original music gained a dedicated following in Chicago & the Midwest. It is well known amongst his fans throughout his many years as a top-tier vocalist in many successful acts that he “looks and sounds exactly like Gregg Allman.” When first approached by Midnight Rider to help form an Allman Brothers Band tribute, he rolled up his sleeve and revealed a tattoo of the Allman Brothers Band logo on his arm. The rest is history.

Hawkeye ~ Drums ~ Percussion

Christopher “Hawkeye” Mizyk is a believer in the power of music. A Chicago-born and raised, formally schooled percussionist, he spent most of his youth traveling and honing his drumming skills for the likes of Curtis Mayfield, Willie Nelson, and Jerry Lewis. He was also Buddy Rich’s trusted drum tech. Night after night, he sat watching and learning from one of the best to ever rule a drum kit.

The Professor ~ Bass ~ Musical Directo

THE PROFESSOR – Jeff “The Professor” Bachemin first came to Chicagoland to complete his music degree at North Central College after attending the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He then migrated to Los Angeles with his band “Mad Anthony” upon their signing with A&M Records. During his time in LA, he also toured as a member of national acts such as The Billy Preston Band, The Association, and Lowell George of Little Feat. During his career, he has also worked with artists such as George Benson, B.B. King, Steve Morse, and Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band to name a few.

Voja ~ Guitar ~ Harmonica ~ Vocals

From the sounds of JJ Cale, Peter Green, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck to the Sweet perfection of James Taylor, Voja’s diverse set of influences have brought him acclaim as one of Chicago’s finest. Born and raised in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Voja brings an exciting twist to the music. His natural blues abilities made him a natural fit for Midnight Rider.

Juddzey ~ Hammond Organ ~ Sax ~ Vocals

Frank “Juddzey” Judd began his music studies at the famous Old Town School of Music while still in kindergarten, during which time his father taught him music theory on a plectrum banjo. He has since been a featured Hammond organist and sax player with many well-known acts around the midwest. As one of the co-founders of Midnight Rider, Juddzey has found a home that allows him to showcase his extraordinary skills.

Jimmi Perrino~ Piano and Keytar

Jimmi Perrino is known far and wide as one of Chicago’s premier pianists. Back in the day, when working with Chuck Berry’s group, Chuck said of Jimmi, “Man can that boy play the blues.” He and the professor first met while playing together in the popular Chicago-based SRV tribute Texas Flood. Jimmi is an indispensable talent on the ivories. But when he picks up his keytar and steps to the front of the stage, it’s GO time.


Vic Perrino~ Guitar – Vocals

Vic Perrino is a 30 year veteran of the Chicago music scene. Those who frequent venues such as House of Blues or Buddy Guy’s Legends or major event stages such as Chicago Fest or Milwaukee Summerfest are well acquainted with Vic’s prowess on the guitar. Having immersed himself in the stylings of Duane Allman and Dickey Betts from a very young age, Vic brings the music of the Allman Brothers home like no one else can. And yes, Vic and Jimmi are Brothers.


Dave Swanson – Percussion – Vocals

Dave “Swanny” Swanson has been the 5th gear for many a rhythm section during his career. He has shared the stage with national and international artists such as Brooks and Dunn, The Ides Of March, Kentucky Headhunters, and King and Associates (Australia) among others. Dave’s vocal skills are the perfect compliment to Mason’s voice. Dave is an integral part of Midnight Rider’s ” WEAPONS OF MASS PERCUSSION.”



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