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SlingBlade band was formed in the late 1990’s when a gathering of lifelong devotees to the genre of Blues/Rock music emerged from the Chicagoland area.

SlingBlade consists of the resonant vocals and rhythmic energy of frontman Michael (DiDo) DiDominicis; the crisp and cutting guitar sounds of Dave (Shredder) Bogdan – one of the finest guitar players around; the driving, bluesy beat of drummer extraordinaire, Paul (The Professor) Jacobson; thumpin’ bassman Fred (Mad Dog) Krkoch, whose powerful, gritty vocals will have you beggin’ for more; and Big Boy Len (L.A.) Augustyn’s rockin’ honky tonk guitar sound and blues harp riffs that will have you dancin’ in the aisle; Last but not least, the smooth cruisin' bellows of our newest addition to the group Bruce Gibson on the saxophone.  In short, SlingBlade will bring good-time Rock & Blues music to your establishment, festival or event.

In addition to our original material, SlingBlade also covers artists such as Muddy Waters, The Animals, Allman Brothers, ZZ Top, Joe Cocker, Los Lobos, and Van Morrison.

SlingBlade has played the 2011, 2013 and 2015 Milwaukee Summerfest and at many local venues including Carlucci, FitzGerald’s side bar, Murphy’s Pub, Rory’s Music Café, Chicago City Limits, Mike & Denise’s, The Elbo Room, Friendly's Tap, Tiger O'stylies, Harlem Avenue Blues Club, The Brauerhouse, Ki's Steakhouse, Fitzgeralds main stage. 

SlingBlade has also opened for top artists including Lonnie Brooks, The Spinners, Mavis Staples, Dark Star Orchestra, Hot Rocks, and Kashmir. We are seriously dedicated to what we do . . . provide great music and a good time in a professional manner.

For Booking information: (630) 808-7633 or 

SlingBlade – the band
Blues/Rock with an Edge!


Mike (dido) - Vocals, Guitar.                 

Gear:  Washburn and Epiphone Guitars. Marshall, Peavey, Crate, Hughes and Kettner Amplification. RhythmTech tamborines.

Len (LA) - Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals.    

Gear: Gibson, Fender, and Line6 Guitars. Fender Amplification. Pedals:  Ibanez Ts9 Tube Screamer, Cry Baby Wah, Boss Chromatic Tuner. MXR Dyna Compressor.  Hohner Special 20 Harps.

Paul (The Professor) - Percussion, Vocals.     

Gear: Rogers Holiday (late 60's): pink champagne pearl drums. Bass Drum 14x20, Rack Toms 8x12 and 8x12, Floor Tom 16x16.  Zildjian Cymbals: 21" ride, 16 and 18 Crash. Paiste 15" Hi Hat. LP Cowbell.  Rogers, DW, Yamaha Hardware.  Evans, Aquarian, Superkick Heads.

Fred (Mad Dog) - Bass, Vocals.              

Gear: Washburn and Dean Bass Guitars. Fender, Acoustic, and Hughes and Kettner Amplification.

Bruce  - Saxophone  

Gear: Selmer Saxophones and clarinets, Gemeinhart Flutes.

Dave (The Shredder) - Guitar, Vocals.     

Gear: Gibson, Fender, and Ibanez Guitars. Marshall, Vox Amplification.  Pedals: Boss Chorus (CH-1), Distortion (DS-1) and Digital Delay (DD-7), Electro Harmonix Holy Grail reverb, MXR 78 Distortion, BYOC compressor and Blues Breaker,  NYC DoubleDrive, Morley Wah, The Bone pedalboard.  Monster Cables. D'Addario XL 120 (.09) and Ernie Ball Super Slinky (.09) Strings.  Don't forget FingerEase!



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