Chicagoland Cover Band

About Us: The Band


* Rock * Soul * Funk * Pop *

Since 2011 The Stingers have been performing at venues, festivals and private events all over Chicagoland and the surrounding areas. With a collection of talented musicians and vocalists , they cover many genres as well as decades of music. You will not be disappointed in their wide selection of music from a variety of artists.  Their selections are highly recognizable yet not too overplayed.  The Stingers will come at you with a clear, clean and refreshing approach to music.  They are a family friendly  "Party Band" that loves to rock.   Their groove is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and get you up out of your seat dancing!

Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.

"Frank Zappa"

Bios: Yvette, Mark & Rick

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Yvette Lee - Vocals

Yvette is a British born singer and has been performing all her life. She discovered her passion for performing at the Central Junior Television Workshop, where she trained alongside many future rising stars of Film & Television. However, Yvette decided to follow her main passion in life, music. In 2017 she became a full time singer, wowing audiences in London singing with the vocal group Enchorus. Yvette now lives in Chicago and loves nothing more than getting the crowds up dancing to The Stingers extensive repertoire. 

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Mark Malen - Vocals / Keys

Mark is something of a Renaissance man. In addition to playing the keys for The Stingers, he's also a talented vocalist, drummer, harmonica player and songwriter. He has been involved in the Chicago music scene for many years and has also combined his love of travel with music by touring in a few countries in Europe.

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Rick Ricchiuto - Vocals / Guitar

Rick is a talented and versatile guitarist, and enjoys playing a variety of music genres and styles which include: Rock, Funk, Soul, R&B and Pop.  He is also a gifted songwriter and would consider his original music “ Riff Driven ” with a funky twist.

Bios: Bob, Mike & Mitch

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Bob Ahrendt - Drums

Bob is a Chicago native and has been playing in various cover and original bands throughout the city and suburbs for the past 30 years. He is getting back to his roots with the Stingers by playing music that stands the test of time. He loves to cover artists that have delighted fans for generations by emulating some of the most iconic drummers in rock history

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Mike Faure'  - Sax / Bu Vocals

Mike plays with taste and restraint and his warm and seasoned tone and naturally easy style result in the kind of sax that just about everyone enjoys hearing. Mike has always considered himself more of an R&B, rock, blues, soul player, even though all his early influences were mainstream jazz players.

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Mitch Ferris - Bass

Mitch holds the groove steady and fills out the bottom like never before.  His funky grooves, steady beat and melodic walks keep things tight.  He may hang down low in the pocket but his performance is over the top.

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