Lynn Lupo, Lead Vocals, Guitar
Lynn brings to the stage a powerful and expressive singing voice developed over 30 years of public performance. Classically trained, she holds a B.F.A. in Music/Theatre Performance from Illinois Wesleyan University. She has performed at a variety of venues throughout the Midwest, everything from classical to classic rock. In addition to LUPO, she fronts Heartless, the Midwest's premiere tribute to Heart, and previously fronted the successful cover band Phoenix.
An award-winning singer, Lynn's stellar vocals are recognized throughout the Chicago area. She is skilled in various musical styles, and she loves to sing them all. Her influences include Ann Wilson, Melissa Etheridge, Rod Stewart and Roger Daltry. She brings her passion and love of performance to every show.
Chris Dikszas, Guitar, Vocals
Chris is a native Chicagoan, raised on the far south side. For his 9th birthday, his mom & dad bought him an inexpensive guitar; lessons soon followed. By age 17, he was playing the local clubs. For 29 years, he has performed at venues all over the Chicago & tri-state areas like Navy Pier, Arlington Race Track, & the Chicago Marathon.
“The music that inspired me the most was everything on the radio from the 60’s and 70’s. Some of my earliest memories were hearing these strange, but magical sounds coming from this small plastic box.” Some of that magic was from The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix.
By emulating the many guitar players and styles from the past 3 decades, Chris has acquired a wide range of skill, diverse abilities, and valuable experience in live performing and recording.
Anthony Caruso, Drums, Vocals
Anthony picked up his first pair of Zildjian drum sticks at the young age of 5. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Columbia College Chicago, and proudly endorses Chicago Drum branded drums. He has played professionally for over 13 years.
Anthony’s live experience includes One Hott Mess and his alternative hard rock band, Big Happy Face. He also played with The Revue, a group he co-founded. He is an accomplished drum teacher, and has taught at the renowned El Rey Music Center in Arlington Heights, IL.
When asked about his heroes, Anthony cites drummers Vinnie Colaiuta, Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro, Danny Carey, Steve Jordan and many more. His high energy style is a great addition to the LUPO lineup.
Michael Strack, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Michael’s earliest musical memories involve hearing his mother’s Beatles records. Not long after, he heard an English invasion band that changed his life. The sound was like a train, and he was hooked.
Michael began to focus on English rock bands, and played his first professional gig at age 14. To round out his skills, he focused on music with different styles including playing at worship services. He constantly challenges himself to learn, adapt and advance.
Among Michael’s influences are Stanley Clarke, Victor Wooten, Dave LaRue and Michael Manring. His band experience includes Uncle Sam, B Movie, and Allies, a Heart tribute. He rejoins the LUPO lineup after returning from Napa Valley where he performed with Dave Segril, fellow Napa resident and longtime guitarist for Boz Scaggs.
Bob Roberts, Sound Engineer, Manager
Bob is the fifth member of the band, handling sound, lighting, and video engineering. He developed a keen ear for sound as a charismatic and award-winning singer and front man, having lead Chicago-area bands for over 20 years including Phoenix and the WCKG house band, a gig that lasted 5 years.
Bob brings his business sense and management experience to LUPO. He also manages Heartless, the Midwest's premiere Heart tribute band and previously managed the successful band Phoenix for twelve years.