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TRIADD

A fun classic rock band from Chicago's Northwest Suburbs

 
 
 

ABOUT TRIADD

*TIM MCGOVERN*
Former lead guitarist, vocalist with JIM PETERICK produced band “CAPTIVE HEART.” He played lead guitar for several years with Chicago based group “JAMBOUY BAND” as well as other northwest suburban acts. Tim brings tons of energy to the “performance table” and his musical work ethic is unsurpassed and a little contagious! You can’t help but love this guy.

Tim plays: Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, lead and back-up vocals.

*JOHN HANKO*
John started playing piano before he started kindergarten, and started studying drums and guitar before high school. He decided at age 16 to focus on playing bass. Around 1980 or 81, he joined a band called Archer with childhood friends Steve Moss and Tim McGovern, but left to relocate to Fort Lauderdale in 1982. He has since played in countless bars and other establishments with dozens of bands over the years, both in the Ft Lauderdale and Chicago areas, as well as a 2 week tour around New York and New Jersey. He has also done quite a bit of studio work. If you can find old obscure recordings by the Jan Lewis Group, The Realm, or Three On the Tree, you’ll hear his work. He has performed almost every kind of music imaginable. In the summer of 2013, he reconnected with his two old friends and former band mates from Archer. Eventually he began to sit in with Triadd, doing occasional shows here and there, and discovered that after 31 years, the old magic from 1982 was still there. He finally joined the band on a full time basis in early 2017.

John plays: Bass and back-up vocals

*JEFF “STICKMAN” MARTINDALE*

Started playing snare drum at age 9,
Concert Band, Jazz Band
Influences : John Bonham/Neil Peart/Steve Gadd,
Classic Rock/Rock N’ Roll

Instructor: Master Percussionist/Buddy Rich Orchestra Arranger/
Marching Band Arranger : Nick Barrata.

1st Place 1984 Marching Band National field Show Champs (NY State)
https://youtu.be/D4GX4-nrMp4

Participated in:
Concert Band/Marching Band/Wind Ensemble/Orchestra/
Percussion Ensemble/Choir.
2 Years of Music Theory.

Drummer/Percussion/Drum Programming for various bands:
“Paradox” Syracuse NY
“Pyramid” Virginia Beach VA
“Sperock” signed to D.J International Records:
https://youtu.be/JcAEhaLbgX4

“Kool Rock Steady ”:
https://youtu.be/YJKHeMACdEs

“Chameleon”

“The Tom Carey Band” (Jimmy Buffet Tribute)

“Kevin Purcell & The Night Burners” :
https://youtu.be/TSVFQvyDneE

“Triadd”
https://youtu.be/WFgIGef8D3Q 

Wrote & Performed Background music for The Chicago White Sox
https://youtu.be/Sufi0y57ZIk

& Chicago Black Hawks on Sports Channel.
https://youtu.be/RYbs0hNE2bc

Jeff plays: Drums, percussion, vocals


*PETE GUSTAFSON*

Pete’s intro into playing an instrument happened at the age of 9 when he started playing the flute-o-phone – any of you remember those things? This led to playing the cornet in 5th grade which he played for the next 3 years.
All he wanted to do was go to Hersey High School and be in their award winning band but his parents had other plans and off they sent him to St. Viator High School which was not exactly known for its music program.
Devastated though he was, it pushed him to pick up his brothers guitar. The first chord he learned was a D, (any guitar player knows there’s a lot of place’s you can take a D shape on the neck to make some pretty cool sounds). That was it – he was hooked by the D.
Fast forward to this past February when Pete gets an IM from John Hanko asking if he had time to talk. John and Pete had reconnected 3 of 4 years before via Facebook. They first met 40+ years earlier at St. Viator where they were in bands together. They hadn’t spoken to each other over the ensuing years. Like many post high school relationships, they took separate paths… that ultimately led them here.
They spoke that evening for 1 ½ hours. During the conversation, John and Pete reflected on the fact that since they’d last spoken, they had each raised families and launched successful careers while still maintaining their deep passion for making music.
John shared some happy/sad news. The happy news – he wanted Pete to audition for Triadd, a band he’d been part of for a number of years. The sad news – Pete was being asked to step into the shoes formally filled by Rick Jacobs, a beloved founding member and leader who’d passed away in December.
The band got together for a rehearsal in March and the chemistry between them was instant and electric – this was going to work.
Pete’s been in a couple other bands – most recently with 5th Ave., an all original band led by singer/songwriter Erich Kraemer. They cut a CD that’s got some extremely listenable music on it.
Pete’s other musical outlet is performing as a 2nd Tenor with the auditioned choir Chicagoland Voices. Chicagoland Voices is comprised of 40 + members – a large percentage of which are professional musicians – theatre directors, conductors, music teachers, and performers.

Pete plays: Electric and Acoustic  Guitars, Mandolin, Lead and backup vocals

 
 

SONGS WE PLAY

Just a sampling of the types of songs you can expect to hear

AEROSMITH

Dream On

ALLMAN BROTHERS

Blue Sky

Ramblin' Man

Southbound

AMERICA

Tin Man

Ventura Highway

BEATLES

A Hard Day's Night

I Feel Fine

In My Life

Norwegian Wood

Tax Man

BOB SEGER

Turn The Page

BON JOVI

Wanted: Dead Or Alive

CROSBY STILLS & NASH (& YOUNG)

Carry On/ Questions

Helplessly Hoping

Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

DOOBIE BROTHERS

Black Water

China Grove

Listen To The Music

Long Train Runnin'

Neal's Fandango

Rockin' Down The Highway

EAGLES

Heartache Tonight

Life In The Fast Lane

Peaceful Easy Feeling

Take It Easy

EDGAR WINTER

Free Ride

EMERSON LAKE & PALMER

From The Beginning

FLEETWOOD MAC

Go Your Own Way

GOO GOO DOLLS

Slide

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD

We're an American Band

GRATEFUL DEAD

Truckin'

GUESS WHO

No Time

HOLLIES

Long Cool Woman

JOE WALSH

Rocky Mountain Way

JOHNNY CASH

Folsom Prison Blues

LED ZEPPELIN

Goin' To California

LYNYRD SKYNYRD

I Know A Little

Sweet Home Alabama

NEIL YOUNG

Cinnamon Girl

Old Man

PAUL SIMON

Me & Julio

PINK FLOYD

Wish You Were Here

PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE

Amie

ROLLING STONES

Tumbling Dice

SANTANA

Oye Como Va

SIMON & GARFUNKLE

Mrs. Robinson

STEELER'S WHEEL

Stuck In The Middle

THE STEVE MILLER BAND

Jet Airliner

STEPHEN STILLS

Love The One You're With

STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN

If The House Is A Rockin'

Pride & Joy

STEVIE WONDER

I Wish

Superstition

STEELY DAN

Black Friday

Reelin' In The Years

Rikki Don't Lose That Number

STRAY CATS

Rock This Town

STYX

Foolin' Yourself

TED NUGENT

Hey Baby

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS

American Girl

WHO

Behind Blue Eyes

Pinball Wizard

Squeeze Box

 

CONTACT TRIADD

If you'd like to contact us for any reason, you'd like to book us, or just want to comment about one of our shows, or whatever it is, we'd love to hear from you.

Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, IL, USA

847-971-5993