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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. 

 

With the ability to apply their signature sound and energy to cover songs that span decades, the band has made a name and place for themselves in the live music scene. Pino Farina Band also focuses on bringing their well-loved originals to the stage. In 2018 they released the Start Over Again album, followed by the Daisies EP in 2021. Single releases in the mix are Say Goodbye to Mexico (2019), Shiver (2021), Run Out (2021), River (2022), and Perfect Sky (2023).

In 2023, Pino Farina Band concentrated on re-issuing music that laid the foundation of who they are today as musicians. For the first time, these early recordings, including an award-winning album, are available to stream.

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2022 MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Played 84 shows including three sold-out shows at Hey Nonny

  • Released the single, Microsun, with multiple releases scheduled for early 2023

  • Performed on opening day at Summerfest and was highlighted on ABC News in Milwaukee, WI

  • Played Navy Pier kicking off the 4th of July weekend with promotion of the show on CBS News

  • Featured as cover article in Brian Shamie’s Soundcheck column in The Daily Herald 

  • Had a custom-brewed IPA "Encore," named after the band at Sew Hop'd Brewery in Huntley, IL

  • Pino was a featured singer in the Luminare Christmas Tour for the 2nd consecutive year

 

2022 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, Park West, and Space

  • 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

 

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