The band features a roster of well-known actors, including Desperate Housewives star James Denton, who is also a partner in Harry Caray?s Navy Pier. Denton?s bandmates include Hugh Laurie, currently starring in House, Greg Grunberg from Heroes, and currently starring in NBC?s new comedy, Love Bites; Jesse Spencer, currently starring in House; Bob Guiney, who appeared on The Bachelor and is now the daily host of GSN: Live; Adrian Pasdar, from Heroes and Desperate Housewives; Scott Grimes from American Dad, ER, and most recently, Robin Hood.
Denton?s connection to Harry Caray?s dates back to the early ?90?s when he was a server at Harry Caray?s Italian Steakhouse on Kinzie as he was getting started in the Chicago theater community. Denton enjoys dining at Harry Caray?s when he?s in town so much so that he became an investor in Harry?s newest location at Navy Pier. He has donated several items to the restaurant?s signature
museum, including a guitar autographed by all the members of Band From TV and the t-shirt he wore during the season finale of Desperate Housewives.
"We've played a lot of places - American Idol, The Tonight Show but I've got to admit, this will be one of the highlights for me, given my history with Harry's." says Denton. "The Pier is going to be a great place for us. The band can't wait."
After their kick off at Harry Caray?s Navy Pier, Band From TV will also perform on Saturday at 5pm on the main stage at the Taste of Chicago, followed by a performance to benefit Epilepsy Chicago at The Vic (tickets available through Ticketmaster http://bit.ly/a1kXLd). Sunday Band From TV will perform prior to the Cubs v. Sox game at U.S. Cellular Field.
Performance is free and all are welcome. A limited number of wristbands are available for a guaranteed spot on the patio area in front of the band. Wristbands are $35 and include beer, wine and soda on the patio from 7:30pm-9:00pm. Additional patio viewing will be available on a first-come first-served basis.
About Band From TV
The ?Band From TV? lineup includes a powerhouse of well-known and acclaimed actors including: Greg Grunberg (drums) from NBC?s hit drama, Heroes, and currently starring in NBC?s new Thursday night comedy, Love Bites; Hugh Laurie (keyboard & vocals), star of FOX?s hit show House; James Denton (guitar), currently starring in the ABC hit Desperate Housewives; Jesse Spencer (violin), currently starring with Laurie on House; Bob Guiney (vocals), who appeared on The Bachelor and is now the daily host of GSN: Live; Adrian Pasdar (guitar), from Heroes and Desperate Housewives; Scott Grimes (keyboard & vocals) from American Dad, ER, and most recently, Robin Hood; and rounding out the band are accomplished musicians Chris Kelley (Music Director), Barry Sarna (Eagles), David Leach (Ben Harper), Chris Mostert (Eagles) and child-star turned bass player Brad Savage. ?Band From TV? is all about giving, with the majority of the money raised from gigs and the band's CD/DVD "Hoggin? All the Covers" being donated back to help the charities in their endeavors. Greg Grunberg supports the Epilepsy Foundation and TalkAboutIt.org, Hugh Laurie performs for Save the Children, James Denton works with The Conservation Fund, Bob Guiney supports The Art of Elysium and Children?s Hospital LA, Jesse Spencer supports The Indiana University-Kenya Partnership, Adrian Pasdar plays for the Taia Peace Foundation, and Scott Grimes supports Lupus LA. While talented actors, the band is truly about celebrating music, living the rock and roll fantasy and having fun while bringing classic rock and roll music to life. www.bandfromtv.org