Michael Enguita (lead vocal, guitar). Pat Shannon (drums, vocals),
Steve Jackson (bass, vocals), and Carlos Suarez Del Real (lead guitar) are
Backyard Cohort. Born in the south side suburbs of Chicago, BC has
been playing their brand of acoustic jam rock at fine pubs and
historic venues since 2005. Backyard Cohort turns heads with their
distinguished looks, big personalities, and a collective propensity to
blow fans minds!
Backyard Cohort first came together shortly after founding member and
front man, Michael Enguita, started playing a weekly gig at a pub in
Orland Park, IL. After inviting Pat and Steve to join him, it became
clear that a band was coming together. This residency lasted for two
and a half years, giving the guys time to gel as a band and write
original material. It was not long before fans started to request the
tracks “Bridge,” “New Shoes,” “Fallacy,” and “Mr. Baker.”
Michael Enguita is an engaging front man with a passion for music and
the rare ability to win over the crowd. Pat Shannon’s playful
demeanor and skillful drumming make him the beating
heart of the band. Steve Jackson completes the rhythm section with his
ardent musicianship while contributing his lively stage presence to
every performance. The newest member to join the BC family, Carlos produces a sonic fury on lead guitar that is a highlight of every Backyard Cohort show and has revitalized
a stalwart of the Chicago music scene.
BC released their debut album "Ride" 9/30/14, recorded at Rax Trax Recording, Chicago IL with Engineer and Producer Rick Barnes. This highly anticipated release puts BC on the calendar for more shows, so stay tuned!
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