PINO FARINA BAND EPK

Led by charismatic vocalist and guitarist Pino Farina, Chicago-based alternative rockers Pino Farina Band offer up a unique blend of music with raw unhinged expression and showmanship. Forceful, focused and fun, their live shows are a blend of the sincerity of U2 meets the outrageousness of Foo Fighters. Together with bandmates John Cwiok (bass), Michael Poupko (guitar, ukulele, mandolin) and Johnathan Schiller (drums, vocals) their hybrid mix of rock and melody-driven songs are infused with Pino’s passionate vocals to create their unique sound. 

 

Released in December 2021, Pino Farina Band’s 6-song EP, Daisies, is not a sweet flower of an album, but a “pushing up daisies” collection of songs dealing with self-doubt, relationship struggles, rock bottoms and situations where life turns on a dime. The follow-up to their well-received album, Start Over Again, the independently produced Daisies retains a certain optimism inherent in all their music. Recorded live in the main room at Kiwi Audio, they focused on capturing the essence of celebration and connection that the band is known for in their stage performances. Punchy bass lines, gritty guitar riffs, amazing feats of vocal dexterity all held together with a driving beat is a strong signature to Pino Farina Band’s sound.

Pino Farina Band brings an energetic mix of an extensive original music catalog to the stage as well as beloved covers.

2021 MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Played 67 shows including 3 sold-out shows at Hey Nonny, Arlington Heights, IL

  • Released three singles and the 6-song EP Daisies

  • Featured in the independent rock-documentary film Cover 21, Ignite Chicago

  • Full band headlined the 2021 Huntley (IL) Fall Fest with an estimated attendance of 6,000 people

  • Pino was a featured singer in both the Luminare Christmas Midwest Tour and the Annual Jeff Buckley Tribute Concert in Chicago
     

2021 SOCIAL MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

ADDITIONAL

  • Won the Chicago Music Awards for Rock Album of the Year with their debut album, Prepare to Qualify

  • Performed over the years in Chicago at Uncommon Ground, Metro, House of Blues, and Park West

  • Played alongside acts like Cracker, the Wailers, Rachel Yamagata, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Victor Wooten, Soul Asylum and Will Hoge 

PHOTOS

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Huntley Fall Fest

Hey Nonny

Arboretum of South Barrington

VIDEOS
 

ORIGINAL SONGS BY PFB

PERFECT SKY
2021 Huntley Fall Fest

STATION
Cover 21: Ignite Chicago Film

RISING SUN
2021 Hey Nonny  |  Sold Out Show

COVER SONGS PERFORMED BY PFB

I WISH I KNEW YOU
The Revivalists Cover
2020 Rochaus Livestream

Another Brick In The Wall,
Part 2 | Let's Dance
Pink Floyd | David Bowie Cover
2021 Huntley Fall Fest

SEX ON FIRE
Kings of Leon Cover
2021 Huntley Fall Fest

COLORS
Black Pumas Cover
2021 Lincoln Farmstead

CONNECT WITH PINO FARINA BAND

PINO FARINA
Lead vocals, guitar, and piano

JOHN CWIOK
Bass guitar

MIKE POUPKO
Guitar, ukulele,
and mandolin


JOHNATHAN SCHILLER
Drums, percussion, and vocals​

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 CONTACT INFORMATION
Pino Farina
Pino@pinofarinaband.com

pinofarinaband.com

MANAGEMENT & BOOKING
Bryant Haniszewski
Gravity Presents
Management@pinofarinaband.com


PROMOTION & WEB
Promotions@pinofarinaband.com