About

The Rhythm Rockets

Old School Jazz, Rhythm & Blues

The Rhythm Rockets are a guaranteed good time, full of boundless energy, top-flight musicianship, and flat-out fun. Captivating singer Nicole Kestler has fronted the band since 2000. So beguiling is her vocal delivery that their repertoire is now dominated by classic material from the postwar era by Dinah Washington, Big Maybelle, Peggy Lee, Ella Mae Morse, Ruth Brown, Etta James, and Annie Laurie.

The Rhythm Rockets not only sound right, this seven piece band looks every inch the part of a vintage Rhythm & Blues outfit. Everyone’s impeccably dressed in suits and ties (except Nicole, obviously); illuminated music stands bearing the band’s logo stand before the horn players. They need them, too. The Rhythm Rockets’ repertoire encompasses a vast 160 selections, including several tasty originals and at least one number penned by our guitarist’s late grandmother, a jazz-loving hipster who wrote “I’ll Take A Holiday From Love” in the 1930‘s never knowing someday her grandson’s band would lovingly perform it.

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Performances

Our schedule is subject to change at a moments notice. We try to post as much info as possible, however, It is always best to contact the venue directly for any info needed such as cover charge, menu, performance times, parking and reservations.

Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Rhythm Rockets in the Sidebar Fitzgerald's, Berwyn, IL Fitzgerald's, Berwyn, IL
Club Arcada Speakeasy Arcada Speakeasy, St Charles, IL Arcada Speakeasy, St Charles, IL
13th Annual Jalopy Fest Kendall County Fairgrounds, Yorkville, Il Kendall County Fairgrounds, Yorkville, Il
 —  — Rhythm Rockets on the Patio Fitzgerald's, Berwyn, IL Fitzgerald's, Berwyn, IL
 —  — South Elgin Concerts In The Parks Panton Mill Park, South Elgin, IL Panton Mill Park, South Elgin, IL
 —  — Sounds of Summer Concert Series Mallinckrodt Gazebo, Wilmette, IL Mallinckrodt Gazebo, Wilmette, IL
 —  — Rhythm Rockets' Roaring 20's Dance Roxy Lockport, Lockport, IL Roxy Lockport, Lockport, IL
 —  — Northbrook's Tuesdays In The Park Concert Series Village Green Gazebo, Northbrook, IL Village Green Gazebo, Northbrook, IL
 —  — Rhythm Rockets 25th Anniversary Show Outta Space, Berwyn, IL Outta Space, Berwyn, IL
PRIVATE EVENT Yes, we are available to perform at your private event Yes, we are available to perform at your private event
 —  — Elk Grove Village's Art In The Park Festival Village Green, Elk Grove Village, IL Village Green, Elk Grove Village, IL
PRIVATE EVENT- WEDDING  
 —  — 100th Anniversary of the Harvard Moose Lodge Harvard Moose Family Center, Harvard, IL Harvard Moose Family Center, Harvard, IL
 —  — CANCELED- Roaring 20's at Uptown Social! Uptown Social, Michigan City, IN Uptown Social, Michigan City, IN
 —  — Rhythm Rockets at Club Arcada Club Arcada Speakeasy, St Charles, IL Club Arcada Speakeasy, St Charles, IL
 —  — Swinger's Melody Ball Flaoting On A Melody Ballroom, Lyons, Illinois 60534 Flaoting On A Melody Ballroom, Lyons, Illinois 60534
 —  — Rhythm Rockets at Club Arcada Club Arcada Speakeasy, St Charles, IL Club Arcada Speakeasy, St Charles, IL
 —  — Swinger's Melody Ball Flaoting On A Melody Ballroom, Lyons, Illinois 60534 Flaoting On A Melody Ballroom, Lyons, Illinois 60534
 —  — Rhythm Rockets at Club Arcada Club Arcada Speakeasy, St Charles, IL Club Arcada Speakeasy, St Charles, IL
 —  — Swinger's Melody Ball Flaoting On A Melody Ballroom, Lyons, Illinois 60534 Flaoting On A Melody Ballroom, Lyons, Illinois 60534

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A quick taste of some old school Jazz, Rhythm & Blues

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