The World's Longest Running Talent Showcase


Director & Host:

Alaria Taylor

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Email Director

About Milwaukee CSN:

The Milwaukee chapter of Chick Singer Night puts on four to five shows per year, generally at Caroline's (401 S. 2nd Street, Milwaukee). Additionally, selected participants from each year's shows participate in special shows and festivals during the summer, such as Summerfest and Bastille Days.

The Band:

Dan Johnston - guitar
John Calarco - drums
Sam Steffke - keyboards
Eric Hervey - bass

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demo for CSN Milwaukee

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Milwaukee CSN

Past show archive:
Tues., Oct. 18, 2022, 8pm

Caroline's [Facebook page]
401 S. 2nd Street, Milwaukee * 414-221-9444

See event photos and related posts in the CSN Milwaukee Facebook group!


Featured artists:

Windy Hope B. D. Greer Sara Ellsworth
Windy Hope B. D. Greer Sara Ellsworth
Jenny Thiel Lynda Lee Rhea Bohn
Jenny Thiel Lynda Lee Rhea Bohn

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Previous Showcase:

March 22, 2022 [Click here for show archive]
Feature article about this show in On Milwaukee website, 1/28/2022! [ Click here to read...]

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Alaria Taylor and the Chick Singer Night Milwaukee Band
Alaria Taylor and The Chick Singer Night Band

Chick Singer Night Band:

  • Dan Johnston - Guitar
    Dan is a singer/songwriter/lead guitar player. His musical works date back to the late '80s with a band Scarlet Rayne, which received world wide airplay and still enjoys a large cult status in Germany and Greece. Currently, Dan is a sought after guitarist with many bands including: The Up & Atoms, The Hot & Dirty, Substitute: Tales From The Who, Paddygrass, The Zach Pietrini Band, and Sugarfoot.
  • John Calarco - drums
    Featured in Modern Drummer magazine, 3x WAMI Drummer of the Year, Toured, recorded, and/or performed with national recording artists The Cranberries, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Joy Askew (Peter Gabriel keyboardist), Daryl Stuermer (guitarist w/Phil Collins-Genesis), Tori Amos, The Brothers Johnson , Roscoe Beck, Greg Koch, Willy Porter, Kate Pearson (B-52s), Andy Summers (The Police), Nils Lofgren (Bruce Springsteen), Stanley Jordan, G.E. Smith, Marcus Miller, Johan Stengard, Todd Sucherman, and more. Wrote, recorded and performed with Willy Porter.
  • Sam Steffke - keyboards
    A Berklee College of Music grad and two time WAMI Award winner for Keyboardist of the Year, Sam has recorded and performed with many renowned local and national artists.
  • Eric Hervey - bass
    Eric has performed and toured with nationally known recording artists like the Drifters, the Coasters, Daryl Stuermer, Rich Little. He plays and records with Eddie Butts Band, Streetlife (former Milwaukee Bucks house band), Greg Koch, and more. 7x WAMI award winner (actually more...he forgot to pick the others up!). Highly sought-after bass player for TV and Radio commercials and jingles. And....he moonlights as a computer engineer consultant!


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