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
 —  — Pre-Valentines Day Double Header..Rhythm Rockets & Nick Falco and the Road Hawks Villa Park VFW Post 2801, Villa Park Villa Park VFW Post 2801, Villa Park
 —  — NICK'S BEER GARDEN NICK'S BEER GARDEN, Chicago, IL NICK'S BEER GARDEN, Chicago, IL
 —  — Rhythm Rockets Swing Dance Villa Park VFW Post 2801, Villa Park Villa Park VFW Post 2801, Villa Park
 —  — Midnight at Newfields Indianapolis Museum of Art Galleries at Newfields, Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis Museum of Art Galleries at Newfields, Indianapolis, IN
 —  — SOCK HOP DOUBLE BILL! RHYTHM ROCKETS AND NICK FALCO -N- THE ROAD HAWKS Villa Park VFW Post 2801, Villa Park Villa Park VFW Post 2801, Villa Park
 —  — Villa Park VFW Villa Park VFW Post 2801, Villa Park Villa Park VFW Post 2801, Villa Park
 —  — Villa Park VFW Villa Park VFW Post 2801, Villa Park Villa Park VFW Post 2801, Villa Park
 —  — Rhythm Rockets Club Arcada Speakeasy, St Charles, IL Club Arcada Speakeasy, St Charles, IL
 —  — Concert In The Park Memorial Park, Highland Park, IL Memorial Park, Highland Park, IL
 —  — Untitled Supper Club Untitled Supper Club, Chicago, IL Untitled Supper Club, Chicago, IL
 —  — Chicago Summer Dance Spirit Of Music Garden- Grant Park, Chicago, IL Spirit Of Music Garden- Grant Park, Chicago, IL
 —  — Summer Concert Plaza Del Lago, Wilmette, IL Plaza Del Lago, Wilmette, IL
 —  — PRIVATE EVENT Windmere Senior Center Windmere Senior Center
 —  — A Night at the Roxy! The Roxy, Lockport, IL The Roxy, Lockport, IL
PRIVATE EVENT Untitled Supper Club, Chicago, IL Untitled Supper Club, Chicago, IL
 —  — Woodridge Park District Summer Concert 83rd Street Park, Woodridge, IL 83rd Street Park, Woodridge, IL
 —  — Swingin' At The Sands Downers Sand Club, Downers Grove, IL Downers Sand Club, Downers Grove, IL
 —  — Concert In The Park Panton Mill Park, Elgin, IL Panton Mill Park, Elgin, IL
 —  — Concert In The Park Jackman Park, Glenview, IL Jackman Park, Glenview, IL
 —  — SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Main Beach Park, Crystal Lake, IL Main Beach Park, Crystal Lake, IL

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