BREAKING NEWS: Joe Rocha is our new Geddy!

Who in the heck is Joe Rocha?!?

I’ll tell ya! I’ve been a professional musician and music educator in the Chicagoland area for a number of years. I began my musical training on violin and piano, but expanded my abilities by singing and learning guitar, bass and drums during my high school years. Though I usually perform as a bass guitarist. I also perform as a guitarist and singer. I’ve taught and performed on all the above instruments (and other odds and ends) steadily for over 20 years.

As a musician / performer, I run my own live karaoke band (well over 1000 songs, all makes and models) and gig with several other bands of different genres, performing a wide variety of styles including but not limited to rock, jazz, latin, and praise music.

A few highlights of the bands I’ve performed with will include: The Dustin Parker Band, Voices, Alter Ego, Off The Leash, Posin’ (Poison tribute), BUMP (https://youtu.be/ZsO9L7llHSI), Joe Friday, Planet Groove (aka Ben and the Gentlemen) and my karaoke group Sing With The Band.

Now, ANIMATION a tribute to RUSH!

I also have a YouTube channel! Check it out!
https://www.youtube.com/user/coolbear777

Summerfest 2015!

We are baaaaack! Animation now officially announces we will be back to Milwaukee’s Summerfest on the BMO Stage on Tuesday, June 30th! We will be doing a few sets from 2pm to 7pm! Make your plans now! Later that night you can catch all kinds of music! Some include: Linkin Park at the Marcus Ampitheater and Gogol Bordello at the BMO

Julian Returns!

Come on out to MT Barrels on September 13th as Julian makes his return to the kit after spending quite some time in the hospital. He is doing great and ready to rock!