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.
Jeff Bruno, Guitar, Vocals
Jeff is a self-taught musician who grew up in Detroit and was playing both viola and guitar by age 9. While he earned a viola scholarship, he turned it down and was playing guitar in bars at age 14. By 19, he was into the Detroit metal scene, playing the biggest clubs with musicians like current and former members of Kid Rock.
When he moved to Chicago in the late 90's, Jeff was still playing original music until he joined a friend's cover band. From there, he spent several years with the bands Reckless and April's Reign.
When asked about influences, Jeff always mentions his roots in classical music. He was also inspired by seeing the great classical guitarist Andres Segovia shortly before his death. Other influences include Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Randy Rhodes (Ozzy), Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction) and John Frusciante (Chili Peppers) who he cites as a major influence and favorite guitarist.
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.
Jamie Wika, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Jamie grew up as the youngest of 6 kids in the McKinley Park area of Chicago. Older musicians in the neighborhood inspired him to play music; Ray Manzarek of The Doors grew up just a few blocks away.
Jamie studied jazz improvisation under Rich Medel at the Sherwood Conservatory of Music in Chicago (now part of Columbia College). His influences include Chris Squire (Yes), Geddy Lee (Rush), and Mike Rutherford (Genesis) as well as jazz artists Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius, and Victor Wooten. Jamie was a member of the popular Chicago progressive rock band Chaser throughout the ‘80s and early 2000’s. He brings his inspired bass lines and strong vocals to the LUPO mix.
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.