Meet Rosie & The Rivets!
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Christine Mikulskis, "Rosie", co-founded Rosie & The Rivets in late 2015 with the desire to create a fresh act that faithfully conveys the music and visual excitement of the 1950's and early 1960's. With an extensive theater and musical background, Christine brings "Rosie" to life onstage with boundless energy and passion for the genre. Her expertise behind the scenes assures Rosie & The Rivets is not a typical band, but a professional and dynamic stage show. Her powerful and versatile vocal stylings have been compared to Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Karen Carpenter, Little Richard and LaVerne Baker. Not only a talented musician, she has modeled for numerous ad campaigns, including: Chanel, Allstate, Windex and Ad Council. As an actress, she has been featured on several national TV shows, most recently "Happily Never After' on the Investigative Discovery channel.
Frank Canino was bitten by the music bug at a very early age after discovering his parents collection of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and Everly Brothers records. It wasn't long before Frank was playing guitar, drums and piano along to those records, solidifying his love for all things vintage and a life as a professional musician. He is a former 'Legends In Concert' cast member performing the role of John Lennon. He's played hundreds of shows in Atlantic City, Myrtle Beach and on cruise ships around the world. He has performed at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall and Abbey Road Studios. He was a cast member with Emmy Award-winning Beatle act 'The Fab Four' and performed nightly on the Las Vegas strip. Recently, he performed as John Lennon with Chicago Beatles tribute 'American English' (2010-2014). He co-founded Rosie & The Rivets with Christine Murphy with the common goal to bring an unparalleled retro act to the masses.
Jim Barclay has been drumming steadily since the age of 15 when his only care in the world was learning the drum parts on Def Leppard’s Pyromania. Since then, Jim has drummed behind such rock & roll royalty as the Temptations, The Drifters, Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers and Wanda Jackson. A native of Dayton, OH, Jim moved to Chicago in 1998. Since then he has played, recorded and toured with many local artists and his own band, The Federales. As a member of Jimmy Sutton’s Four Charms, Jim performed regularly at Chicago’s famous Green Mill jazz club, recorded two albums for Hi-Style Records and toured the US and Europe. Jim’s stage credits include the award-winning Million Dollar Quartet (Apollo Theater, Chicago production,) Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at Drury Lane Oakbrook & Water Tower, Hedwig and the Angry Inch at American Theater Company and Route 66’s production of High Fidelity. Jim’s drumming can also be heard in the 2007 motion picture hit Waitress and seen in the 2008 Universal Pictures release The Express. He holds a Bachelor of Music Performance from the University of North Texas.
Marc Edelstein (String Bass) is devoted to American roots music, and he has avidly promoted and performed in folk, bluegrass, country, western swing, rockabilly, gypsy jazz, and rock and roll projects. Marc was a co-founder of the Special Consensus Bluegrass Band, and has written, produced, and performed in the theatrical event Lovesick Blues: Remembering Hank Williams. Other performances include alternative country Robby Fulks’ band; the musical revue Women In My Life with singer-songwriters Bob Gibson and Michael Smith; Tribute to Woody Guthrie, with Josh White Jr., Odetta, Rambling Jack Elliott, and Oscar Brand; the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s country and western auxiliary The CSOakies; Chicago’s premier folk group, The Sons of the Never Wrong; and numerous recordings. A convert to the stage after a lifetime of musical performance, Marc made his theatrical debut as string bassist and singer in the “Jeff” award-winning Woody Guthrie’s American Song at the Northlight and Briar Street Theaters, performed in Shakespeare’s As You Like It at the Goodman Theater in Chicago, and appeared in over 1,200 performances of Million Dollar Quartet at the Apollo Theater in Chicago. Not without a sense of humor, Marc has also participated in performance artist Brigid Murphy’s outre Milly’s Orchid Show, and been on WBEZ Radio’s Flea Market show as Mournful Marc, the disc jockey who only plays sad songs.
Kevin Gawthorp (Saxophone) has been playing professionally in the Chicago music scene since 2001 and has performed regularly with the Rhythm Rockets, Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra, the Fred Cantu Big Band, the Royal Son of a Guns, and the Flat Cats. Working with Canterbury Productions Kevin has performed with many of the greats from the history of rock and roll, including the Drifters, Gene Chandler, the Fleetwoods, the Eldorados, Kathy Young, the Tokens, Lou Christie, Dale Hawkins, the Reflections, Jimmy Clanton, the Capris, the Diamonds, Maurice Williams, Frankie Lymon's Teenagers, the Skyliners, the Flamingos, the Moonglows, the Contours, the Magnificents, "Daddy G" Gene Barge, the Capris, the Crystals, Jay and the Americans, Dick and Dee Dee, the Spaniels, the Vogues, Cathy Jean and the Roommates, the Shirelles, and the Marcels.