The birth child of three best friends, The Windy City is the latest phoenix to arise from the ashes of prior band projects featuring Adrian Culhane and brothers Marco and Jean-sebastian Correia.
For the brothers, music became a fervent passion whilst living in Australia. After three years in Perth, Marco and Jean returned to Cape Town where they met the multi-instrumental Adrian. The dynamic fitted like a glove and soon jamming came to occupy every spare moment available. These spare moments soon morphed into every moment and was enough to persuade Marco and Adrian to postpone their studies at University of Western Australia and University of Cape Town respectively.
After many experimental late nights and pseudo-mornings, The Windy City sound was born. It featured Adrian Culhane as lead vocalist and drummer, Marco hustling throaty Moog synths and Jean taunting tension with ear-catching melodies and atmospheric soft-synths.
By the time the band was two months old, The Windy City had a dedicated following on Facebook with their first 2 tracks featuring as demos. By 6 months, band had played at all the hottest Cape Town venues including the Waiting Room, Mercury Live and the Assembly.
The Windy City have recorded with renowned and Grammy-nominated producer, Cedric Samson.
In late June 2012, the song "Games" was the 5th most popular track on www.jamendo.com out of 350000 songs.
Indie International were first to recognize the quality of this song. The song, Games has been played on a number of radio stations in Australia, South Africa and Germany and was also featured on the Showbiz Report on eTV - a national South African TV station.
review written by: Helen Correia
Melodic/atmospheric - a great composition and great playing. Yes - we have all played games in the name of love.
review written by: William Hunt