COLD SWEAT is a four piece hard rockin blues band from Lake County, IL, formed in 2006 from various local rock n' roll acts. All the members of Cold Sweat have been performing in the Cook and Lake County area for 20 years, and are experienced, seasoned players.
The Cold Sweat sound can be best described as a solid blend of Blues, and the Heavy Rock of the 60s and 70s. The songs are rare Blues cuts, Blues standards, and Rock n Roll covers. The heavy dual guitar attack, thumping bass line, and driving, drum fills provide the sound textures of the band.
David Disabato – Drums/Vocals:
Dave's style of play is rooted in Blues, Rock, and Jazz. Dave can best be described as a high energy drummer with tons of chops. Dave is also very instrumental in finding the right songs for Cold Sweat to perform and booking most of the gigs.
Glenn McHenry - Bass Guitar/Vocals:
Classic Rock and Blues is what makes Mr. McHenry tick. First influenced by the bass players of the sixties & seventies, in addition to the Blues, you'll hear him run off some of those old Jack Bruce runs, and John Entwistle riffs.
Les Csuk - Lead Guitar/Harp:
Les is the “Blues master” of Cold Sweat. His sizzling guitar riff's and solos are the bread and butter of the band. Les has been playing guitar for over 30 years, and has covered all styles of music in that time, including Rock, Country, Bluegrass, and Jazz, but the Blues turn him on the most.
Eli Orfanos (The Greek Tycoon) - Guitar/Lead Vocals:
Eli's vocal style is rooted in the music of Motown, and in the soul singers of the 60's, and 70's.
His love for R&B music was a perfect fit for Cold Sweat. He is an outstanding guitarist, and has been known to hold his own when asked to play lead guitar. He is a master when it comes to improvisation and his style of singing is exceptional.
The following are just a few of the gigs we've played: Kingston Mines, Chicago; Gabe's Backstage Lounge, Highwood; Montrose Room, Intercontinental Hotel, Rosemont; Emerald Isle, Edison Park; Edison Park Summer Fest: Avenue Ale House, Oak Park; Park Ridge Summer Events; The Tower Grille in The Glen, Glenview; Joe's on Weed Street, Chicago 11/2010; and McDunna's, Chicago 12/2010.