Chicago Groove Collective

  • Marcus Terrell

    St. Louis, Missouri native Marcus Terrell is no stranger to the stage.  Raised in the church where gospel music was a way of life, he got involved with various choirs and ensembles in school.  He has competed on NBC’S America’s Got Talent, FOX’S American Idol, MTV’S Making The Band 4, The Glee Project, TLC’S RU The Girl, The Missy Elliott Project and TruTV’S Killer Karaoke.

  • Robert Bady

    Chicago native Robert Bady grew up in a family steeped in the great tradition of gospel music.  At age 10, he joined the family band, “The Righteous Four” with brothers Percy, Ray, O.D., Jr. and George.  The group later became known as “The Bady Brothers”.  Brothers Percy and Ray have gone on to achieve phenomenal success in the music industry. He met his wife, Mollie, also a vocalist, in college and Robert began to truly hone his skills as a singer.  He has sung backup vocals for R.Kelly, Marvin Sapp, Yolanda Adams, and Percy and Ray Bady.  His CD titled Gospel Journey with recorded with his group Reba Praise in 2006.  Gospel music started his musical journey, but Robert loves to sing Soul, Funk, R&B and Jazz.

  • Derrick Procell

    Vocals, harmonica, piano

    A native of Milwaukee, Derrick Procell started his professional career at age sixteen in Nashville. A triple-threat on vocals, piano and harmonica, Procell is a veteran of the Chicago nightclub scene where he has been the lead singer for many of Chicago’s top bands. His voice has been featured in TV and Radio commercials for Ford, McDonald’s Sears and Subway, as well as numerous TV shows such as Boston Legal, Criminal Minds and My Name is Earl. An award-winning songwriter as well as performer, Derricks music has been recorded by a variety of musicians such as the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir and Melissa Manchester.

    “He’s an incredible guy to have in front of the band,” says nationally known band leader Bobby Schiff. “He has amazing energy and his singing stops people in their tracks. But he’s also a real pro who is easy to work with and really conscientious.”

  • Lina Wass


    Born and raised in Chicagoland, Lina has been singing and studying vocal performance for most of her life and started singing in church at age 3. She later received a B.F.A. in musical theater at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and continued training in New York City. She has performed in regional and Chicago theaters including, Aint MisBehavin at the Goodman Theater in downtown Chicago. Her favorite performances include Rent, Cabaret, Company, Ragtime, and grooving to the popular 1950s songs in Smokey Joes Cafe. She has also been seen in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring Donnie Osmond. Her voice has taken her to Europe as well as singing the National Anthem for both the Chicago Cubs and White Sox. She has sung with bands regionally and continutes to sing in church as a worship leader at Harvest Bible Chapel Chicago.

  • Aaron McEvers


    After completing graduate studies at the prestigious Eastman School of Music and working two years as a musical director with Carnival Cruise Lines, this Detroit-born saxophonist, arranger, and composer moved to Chicago in 1999. Now settled in the city, Aaron performs and writes for an array of musical organizations, including his own 13-piece ensemble, M13. Equally at home playing alto, tenor, soprano saxophone and flute, Aaron has performed throughout the United states, Europe and the Caribbean. He currently teaches music theory and jazz saxophone at the Merit School of Music and performs regularly at Quenchers and the Green Mill in Chicago.

  • Robert Baglione


    Chicago-based guitarist, Robert Baglione, received his first guitar when he was 13 years old. His creative upbringing influenced his love for and ability to play a wide variety of musical styles from Jazz, Funk, Rock, Pop, and Soul to ethnic genres such as Flamenco, Greek and Irish music. At the tender age of 16 he began playing with professional bands and has not stopped since. Robert attended Triton College where he was taught by Jazz guitarist, Stu Pierce, who also taught Terry Kath of Chicago fame. He has played at clubs and concerts across the nation and worked with artists such as the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, R&B Vocalist CeCe Penniston, Victor Wooten from Bela Fleck and Flecktones, and Bernard Purdie of Steely Dan, to name just a few. He has also worked in theater playing for shows like The Blues Brothers Revival and The Color Purple with Oprah Winfrey.

  • Frank Check


    Frank Check was raised in a multicultural area outside of Chicago where he was exposed to Rock, Jazz, Funk, Gospel and World music. He began playing drums at the age of two and by age twelve he had his first gig with Elliot Wimbush at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. Frank has earned many awards as a jazz soloist, as well as the First Choir Award from Instrumentalist Magazine, three Woody Herman Jazz Awards, The John Phillip Sousa Award and the prestigious Semper Fidelis Award from the United State Marine Corp. Frank finished his Master of Music degree in World Percussion at Northern Illinois University and played with The Shadows of Knight, the 1960s rock group famous for their rendition of the song Gloria. Frank has played across the United States, Canada, England, France and South Korea and currently teaches percussion and steal band at Waubonsee Community College.

  • Jim Cerceo


    When not playing bass, Chicago native, Jim Cerceo, is a producer and composer whose successes include scoring music for A&Es hit show, American Justice and appearing on NBCs The Today Show. Jim has performed at many venues including Soldier Field, Grant Part, the United Center, Fox Theater and McCormick Place. As a graduate of the University of Miami, he studied Studio Music and Jazz.

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Chicago Groove Collective

“…if I ever hire a band for anything I do again it will be CGC. It was the best decision I made next to getting married.” – Jack (groom)

This enthusiastic and entertaining Chicago wedding band has incomparable versatility and range of repertoire.  Hip but classic, Chicago Groove Collective combines sizzling, soulful vocals with a powerful, driving rhythm section to create the perfect union of modern and timeless sounds.  Starting with your cocktail hour, Chicago Groove Collective can set the tone with elegant jazz or more modern indie songs.  When guests are ready to dance, whether they are playing current radio dance hits, laid-back jazz and R&B, or harmonica-infused rock, blues and country, there is no way they can’t dance to the Chicago Groove Collective.  Bandleader, vocalist and harmonica virtuoso Derrick Procell takes this band to new musical heights. Read band member bios, listen to their demo or watch the band in action by clicking on the buttons under the slideshow.

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