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Portrait of Raw Footage Band

Raw Footage Band

About Raw Footage Band

Round Lake, IL

2009 - Raw Footage is accepted into the Armed Forces Entertainment Program to travel and perform for troops at overseas military installations around the world.

2009 - Raw Footage is tapped as the house band for the 28th Annual Chicago Music Awards on Jan 18th.

2008 - Raw Footage is selected from hundreds of bands to be featured on Comcast's On Demand TV. Currently running until Jan 09.

2008 - Raw Footage is featured by the Chicago Tribune's printed and online RedEye Publication.

2008 - Raw Footage is tapped to work with the movie "Chicago Heights".

2007 - Raw Footage is tapped to open for Nas' Hip Hop Is Dead Tour in Milwaukee.

2006 - Sin City (Raw Footage MC) wins the Chicago Music Award for "New Entertainer of the Year".

There aren’t many bands who can successfully morph from performing as a backing band for major artists to a soulful setting in a coffee house; from an acoustic set for a smaller, more intimate audience to the big stage before hundreds at an all out battle of the band competition. That’s the beauty of Raw Footage, one of the Chicago’s most unique and versatile bands.

Fusing all genres of music, Raw Footage draws constant comparisons to more notarized acts such as The Black Eyed Peas, Linkin Park, The Neptunes, The Roots and others. With socially conscious lyricism supported by great musicianship and a pair of beautiful and talented vocalists, Raw Footage is experiencing a high level of success uncharacteristic of a band going on its third year. “I started the band to uphold the respect for musicianship that has been lost during the commercialization of hip-hop and music in general”, says Sin City. “We were doing an injustice to our audiences and limiting the versatility of our musicians by confining ourselves to just one style of music. We found inspiration from all genres which led to a more creative sound we really believe in and are now so distinctively known for.”

The diversity of the band is not only evident in its music, but also in its members who span a wide range of ages, backgrounds and ethnicities. “We’re always looking forward to the opportunity to demonstrate how dynamic we are”, says Sin City. "When people visually see how diverse we are, they instinctively become curious and began to wonder...we exploit and feed that curiosity."

Raw Footage’s diverse following of supporters continues to grow rapidly, ranging from college students who have a special appreciation for the high-energy live performance, to their not-so-young supporters who are taken down memory lane during Raw Footage’s old school, hip hop classics portion of their live show.

Raw Footage recently released their live-recorded, debut album “Live & Direct”, and a music video for the powerful, message-driven song “Motivation”, currently ranked 16th of 394 entries on

For booking info, contact Morris Brent at 847.456.9700 or

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