Darryl Markette, Chicago's Most Promising Up-and-Coming Musician, Hosts Pinko de Mayo

Darryl Markette, acoustic rock artist, hosts his 3rd annual Pinko de Mayo to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of breast cancer. Guest appearances include Gabriel's Sound Garage Band, Vertigo USA, and CoverGurl.

Online PR News – 30-April-2011 – Chicago, IL – For the third year in a row, Darryl Markette, Chicago’s hottest up-and-coming acoustic rock singer songwriter, will be hosting Pinko de Mayo to raise funds for his Susan G Komen for the Cure 3 Day/60 mile annual walk. Straight from Hollywood’s infamous Whisky A Go-Go - with other sold out performances including The BlueBird Café in Nashville and Colorado’s Gold Pan Saloon - Markette sets a new standard for captivating fans and making those fans feel a part of something unique. Pinko de Mayo III will feature the release of Markette’s new CD Just Another Lonesome Cowboy along with a live video shoot of his original soul-surging “One More Shot.”

WHAT: Darryl Markette, featured acoustic rock artist, with special appearances:
• Marshall Hong and Gabriel’s Sound Garage Band
• Vertigo USA, a U2 tribute band
• Covergurl
• DJ Chucky B

WHERE: John BarleyCorn Schaumburg 1100 American Lane, Schaumburg, IL 60173 847.619.5540
• Fajita Mexican Buffet, Pink Beer & Pink Margaritas included with admission

WHEN: Thursday, May 5th 7:30 – 1:00am (next day)

ENTRANCE: Open to 21 years and older: $20 in advance/$30 at door
** Purchase tickets in advance at John Barleycorn's web site http://www.johnbarleycorn.com/events_tickets.htm and receive a free copy of Markette’s CD release Just Another Lonesome Cowboy at the door. Anyone unable to attend Pinko de Mayo III but who purchases a ticket to support the event will be shipped Markette’s CD along with a live 45min DVD from his recent Whisky A Go-Go show in West Hollywood. For more info or individual bios, see below or http://www.dmarkette.com.

ABOUT DARRYL MARKETTE: In three short years, Darryl Markette has tenaciously cataloged over 100 original songs with passionate vocals, biting lyrics, and catchy sing-along choruses. A courageously creative artist, this chisel-jawed rocker packs more than a straw hat and six string on his back. His looks melt hearts but his music sears souls. Markette generates serious heat with powerhouse first tenor vocals matching the likes of Freddy Mercury and commanding frontman presence mirroring BonJovi; be prepared for a memorable evening as this part-time cowboy, full-time rockstar croons the crowd. But not all show by any means, Darryl Markette’s goal is to “help make the world a better place through his songs humbly under God’s grace.” His initiation of Pinko de Mayo epitomizes this noble goal.

ABOUT MARSHALL HONG and Gabriel’s Sound Garage Band: A longtime local favorite, Marshall Hong ‘s acoustic rock mixed with GSGB’s electrifying notes and soaring harmonies makes for an uplifting opening to a guaranteed great night.

ABOUT VERTIGO USA: An incredible live tribute to U2, Vertigo recreates the magic that is a U2 concert. The attention to detail is well beyond what most people expect. Much like The Beatles tribute acts that perform with costumes representing the various eras of The Beatles' career, Vertigo has taken the same approach with their tribute to U2.

ABOUT COVER GURL: A four-piece powerhouse, CoverGurl brings the best and most exciting party rock ranging from classics like Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith to currents like Fallout Boy and Kings Of Leon - even pop/dance hits from artists like Lady GaGa and Black Eyed Peas. This is a band that engages the audience - four distinct personalities coming together in one cohesive, powerful entertainment package delivering a rock show the way we always want to see a rock show performed.

ABOUT DJ CHUCKIE B: Hot house music, the best techno there is, and hip hop remixes that will keep you moving all night long.

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