The Hue is an instrumental progressive rock quartet from Chicago featuring Marcus Rezak and Jared Rabin on guitars, Geoff Shell on bass, and Brian Gilmanov on drums
These four accomplished musicians joined forces in January of 2007 and since taken the Midwest by storm. With an array of influences that range from film scores, metal and jazz to classical and bluegrass, The Hue has succeeded in creating a totally unique brand of electrified instrumental music
All four members contribute songs, giving the band an incredibly diverse palate of entirely instrumental material. As their blistering sound continues to evolve, the band constantly finds new ways to create action-packed musical stories. From tight progressive rock tunes and wild dance-till-you-drop numbers to lyrical and melodious jazz pieces, a fiery dose of dueling guitars mix with the on-point attack of the rhythm section to reach explosive peaks
Making huge strides in their short time together, The Hue has played alongside some of the nation’s best acts including The Omega Moos, The Wood Bros, Karl Denson, Garaj Mahal, New Monsoon, The Motet, and The Breakfast amongst others. Emerging out of a weekly stint at Chicago’s legendary Wise Fools Pub, the band has gone on to perform all over the Midwest at venues including The Metro, House of Blues, Abbey Pub, Martyrs The Kinetic Playground, the Blind Pig, Founders Brewery, and The Canopy Club
In November 2007, the Unscene EP was released to a nearly sold out crowd at Chicago’s Kinetic Playground. Recorded at Rax Trax Recording in Chicago, the record showcases the band’s compositional strength and captures their live sound.