After producing the Ghost Childrentribute cd in 2001, Neil Main submitted demos for Act IV 2002. Once chosen for the final bandlist, Neil had to go to Chicago without his bandmates from Icarus, so he called on Chicago's very own Glider to help him out. Glider had submitted demos for the concert but narrowly missed the cut for the shortlist. The band included two Act IV
staff alumni, Zach LaBomascus, and Nathan Jorgensen. Adding another guitarist, a bassist, and keyboardist, the newly formed collaboration made their impact on the Metro stage. Highlights included Neil's own "Love Is", and the SP fan favorite, "Let Me Give the World to You".
Here is the band's bio from the Act IV 2002 playbill:
Band Lineup: Neil Main- Lead Vox, Guitars Zach LaBomascus- Guitars, Backing Vox Nate Jurgenson- Drums, Percussion Ty Partridge- Guitars Appearing by Courtesy: Paul Chivari- Bass
Chris Debrizzio- Piano, Synth
Born and residing in England, Neil Main writes for his upcoming band, Icarus. A widespread taste in music gives him the inspiration and the influence he needs to create dramatic, soulful songs in his acoustic, lowkey style. He is writing his first full length cd, Redux. Neil participated last year by devising and selling the fan tribute album, Ghost Children.
Glider hails from the vast Chicago suburbs, born of Zach LaBomascus as an outlet for some different musical ideas. Soon, Ty Patridge and Nathan Jurgenson joined to create the unique Glider sound upon which they thrive. Neil asked Glider to appear alongside him on this monumental performance at the Metro.
Thanks: Neil: my family, to whom their is no end of thanks, S+D, Biffa, Riley, Gordo, and Boon for all their musical support (and those I haven't listed) and all of you for making the show what it is.
Glider: The Pukins, Families, Jared O., Fergan, Stefan P. The Brothers Drake, Christina L., Beth K., Kev, Hyser, Absil, Jesse Y., John at T.R.S., Nameless, Colin K., and Vinny.
Updated January 21, 2007
Selected songs for download: Neil Main "Egg" (Act IV 2002 demo) Glider "1979" (Act IV 2002 demo)