Meet Rosie & The Rivets!
Christine Murphy "Rosie": Vocals/Guitar
Christine Murphy, aka "Rosie" co-founded Rosie & The Rivets in late 2015 with the goal to create an act that faithfully conveys the music and visual excitement of the 1950's and early 1960's (the Atomic Age). 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 just a band, but a professional 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 vocalist and guitarist, she has modeled for numerous ad campaigns, including: Chanel, Allstate, Windex and Ad Council. As a professional actress you may have seen her on various television shows, most recently "Happily Never After' on the Investigative Discovery channel.
Dann Morr: Bass/Vocals
Since the late 1990s Dann Morr has been a singer and multi-instrumentalist in folk-rock and power-pop outfits, sideman and session player for a number of Chicago artists, and fronting his own band The Dashing Bastard Sideshow. Hooked on 1950's music and culture since catching a rerun of "American Graffiti" on TV as a kid, Dann has a vast knowledge of the genre and is responsible for finding and arranging a number of the songs in our setlist. Want to hear Dann's original music? click here: dannmorr.com
Frank Canino: Vocals/Lead Guitar
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, sealing his love for vintage rock and roll 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 the best and most authentic retro act to the masses.
Jim Barclay: Drums
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.
Never one to be pigeon-holed into a musical style, Jim has performed with a wide variety of groups around Chicago ranging from the classic swing of Alan Gresik’s Swingshift Orchestra, to the power-pop of songwriter Phil Angotti, to the Balkan-Fusion/Klezmer stylings of Balkano.
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.