The Real Gone

Based in New lenox IL

A revival of the West Coast sounds from the ’50s and ’60s is happening right now in the Midwest! The Real Gone travels back in time to rock the classic music of The Ventures, The Sonics, and Dick Dale, then resurfaces with surfed out versions of modern hits from The Pixies, Muse, and more.


The Real Gone has been bringing authentic surf rock and rockabilly to Chicagoland since 2007. The genre plays well in all situations. The Real Gone’s take on The Ventures’ “Fugitive” was played on air on 93XRT, they’ve opened for Southern Culture on the Skids at City Winery and other national acts at Naperville’s Ribfest, Chicago’s Taste of Randolph Street and Reggie’s Rock Club.


The band has been well suited and hired for corporate and private events, burlesque and variety shows, car shows, and charitable events. Let their sonic waves wash over your event! You’ll wish you had a surfboard. The musicians of The Real Gone are seasoned players with experience in a myriad of genres.



“The Real Gone manage to drag surf music out of the 60's and prop it up into musical styles unimagined by its pioneers.

Their cover of the Flaming Lips brings a new dimension of sweetness to a modern heartfelt classic. Their analog take

on Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" completely retools a familiar melody into an entirely new thought that introduces cool

new lows and a feverish crescendo the robots hadn't engineered into their own version. It's a really fun record!”

Hunter King, WTUL New Orleans Sorm Surge of Reverb


“... own interesting imprint upon all these tunes ... I really dig the guitar playing”

Richard Milne, 93 WXRT Chicago Local Anesthetic, Broadcast January 10, 2016 of “Personal Jesus”


“Professional, easy to work with and an incredible time. A talented group of musicians that know how to get the room

dancing and in the right mood.”

Elle Quintana, Reggies /Chicago Talent Buyer


“... Focused considerable talents ... Nice take on Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy”

Richard Milne, 93 WXRT Chicago Local Anesthetic Capsule, Broadcast June 2012 of “The Fugitive”


“Thank you for making the first annual We Believe charity event for parkinson’s disease a success!

You are extremely talented and we loved having you!!!”

Megan Potilechio, Michael J. Fox TeamFox for Parkinson’s Research charity event coordinator


‘“You Guys Rocked!”

Ron Pateras, talent buyer, Jam Productions, Naperville Ribfest


“More cool music coming out of Chicago! The Real Gone has a unique and interesting take on the world of surf music, blending a rich, full

flavor and adding their own distinctive style. This is not over-the-top surf music, yet a smooth, refreshing sound with no bitter after-taste.”

Clint Beachwood, North Sea Surf Radio, KCR San Diego State University college radio, and A Day at the Beach podcast



93 WXRT, Chicago: Local Anesthetic


WTUL 91.5, New Orleans: Storm Surge of Reverb


WOBC 91.5, Ohio, Oberlin College radio: Big Surf Radio


WEFT 90.1, Champaign, Illinois: Surfabilly Freakout


KCR, San Diego State University internet radio, California: Intros Only


K-Rock - Italy


A Day at the Beach, podcast


Nothing Important, podcast