Fresh from Hollywood where he and his bandmates have just finished recording their debut single, drummer Stevie Mack still has a lot of hometown pride.
Although his real name is Steve McElheny, he’s been called “Stevie Mack” ever since his grade school days at the old Dearborn School growing up in Oak Lawn.
He and bandmates, known as The Fall Four, plan to release their new single, “Wake Up,” on Facebook.
“We play commercial pop,” Mack said. “I’d describe our sound as colorful guitars and dancy drumbeats. We play love songs about bad relationships with a twist.”
Mack is a well-known, local music commodity. His former band, The Ability, was a mainstay at Oak Lawn Community High School’s Battle of Bands, with a large and loyal following.
“We had Oak Lawn stickers plastered all over the stage wherever we went,” he said. “I still have a lot of hometown pride.”
Mack is a 2004 graduate of OLCHS, where he got his musical start playing with a bunch of friends after school.
“I just went to school, I wasn’t part of any of the music programs,” he laughs. “I played with a group of six guys at OLCHS, who’ve all gone on to do cool things in the music industry.”
Members of The Fall Four, besides Mack, are frontman Kyle Dee, of Homer Glen, hoosier Billy Cox on guitar, and bassist Madison Stolzer, of Chicago.
Be sure to tune in a 5 p.m. Monday when their new single, “Wake Up,” will be released on The Fall Four Facebook page.
Meanwhile, watch the band’s teaser video previewing their latest song.