This Is Block Chain Coalition...

Formed in 2022 as a sync licensing project that quickly got "out of hand" when they started writing their own material, BlockChain Coaltion is a group of veteran musicians from the scene.   Tony Engel (Lead Vocals) and Ron Thomas (Drums/Percussion) spent 15 years together as the driving force behind VEILSIDE.   Joining them were Louis Paskalides (Keyboards/Piano) and Bob Berg (Bass) who played with Ron in Onyx many years ago.  Finally, Tony was able to convince Matt Rhodes (Guitars) to join the group.  In addition to writing originals with BlockChain Coaltion, Matt plays guitars in Pearl Jam tribute act Ten and Soundgarden tribute SuperUnknown.    The band spent the first year at Apothica Studios writing songs, and finally made their stage debut (and CD release) at Tailgaters in Bolingbrook on April 1st, 2023.   The band played a half dozen shows in 2023 while continuing to write and record.  2024 has started out with "BCC" opening the show for local powerhouse ARRA and then opening the show for Mr. Big's farewell tour at the Des Plaines Theater, followed by a return headlining show at Tailgaters in Bolingbrook.  The band is currently about a quarter of the way through their sophomore album effort!, but no plans are in place at this time for the next release.  

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