Glenview’s Kevin Pollack is a person of many skills. Put him on stage, and he can act. Give him a mic, and the person’s off singing and dancing. A staple of the Chicago theater scene and long-time star as Jake within the Blues Brothers tribute act The Blooze Brothers, Pollack has additionally been making a reputation for himself in musical circles along with his NuTown model, melding fashionable pop power with traditional Motown influences.
Following up final yr’s “Man About City” video, Pollack launched the one “Vacation” earlier this yr, by which he continues his love story along with his spouse. At this time, he launched the video for that quantity, a enjoyable story that traces its manner via Chicago and ends with a lakefront celebration.
Pollack answered a number of questions for us in regards to the video, the music and what’s developing subsequent.
Q. Your music “Vacation,” which was launched earlier this yr, was impressed by a visit to London along with your spouse. Inform us how that translated into the music?
A. Whereas we had been in London, lots of people requested us if we had been on “vacation,” and I used to be confused. Then I discovered, “vacation” in Europe meant trip. I believed that will be a cool idea for a music about happening trip. I knew Madonna and Inexperienced Day already recorded a music known as “Vacation,” however I believed I’d make it my very own. The refrain was consistently repeating in my head wherever we went whereas there. Then, on the flight again dwelling, not one of the media labored, so it gave me a ton of time to put in writing the music. Then, I acquired along with my co-writers and arrangers Michael Flynn and Derrick Procell, and the music got here to life.
Q. What was your thought course of behind the video?
A. After I introduced on director Deric Gochenauer, we talked about how we will create a “paradise” throughout a pandemic. I knew that my good friend Chuck Little, my Blooze brother, had a yard in Rockford that appears over a wonderful lake, so I requested him if we might movie in his yard and he and his neighbors had been greater than gracious. Artwork Fong, his neighbor, allow us to use his pontoon boat for a celebration on the lake, Chuck had some wave runners, and we invited a bunch of mates to take part. A few of my mates had been in my “Man About City” music video so I believed I would proceed utilizing them. This video serves because the second installment in a three-part collection of music movies, following a creating romantic relationship.
Kevin Pollack’s, heart, efficiency with the NuTown Band at Ravinia this summer time makes an look within the new “Vacation” video.
– Courtesy of Ravinia
Q. The storyline of the video is intercut with a efficiency you probably did at Ravinia along with your full band earlier this summer time. What was it like for you enjoying on the Ravinia stage?
A. It was a dream come true. I imply, who would not need to play the primary stage at Ravinia? so I used to be actually honored when Nick Pullia requested me to be part of Ravinia’s new on-line TV present, RaviniaTV. He later invited me again with The Blooze Brothers.
Q. What else do you will have developing or within the works?
A. Effectively, quite a bit is occurring. From December 5-25, I am co-producing the New Works Digital Pageant, a profit for The Actors Fund. We’ll be presenting 20 new authentic works in 20 days. I am going to even be releasing my new EP, The Different Facet on Christmas Day.
• Discover extra about Kevin and his many initiatives, together with his Zooming the Motion pictures, on Fb and Instagram. And see what else is rising within the Chicago and suburban music scenes on Chicago Sound Test.