A band with a mantra, Akimbo insists on Relentless Positivity. With authenticity and spirit, Kraig and Christy keep their promise. Trading tunes, they move between classic rock and current favorites. Christy’s indie tunes, Kraig’s bluesy guitar riffs, and their easy harmonies create an irresistible blend. You’ll want to hang out with them, barefoot on the dock or at some swanky black tie affair.
Akimbo was born 10 years ago, as Kraig and Christy were producing her solo album of the same name.
Kraig McCreary is a tremendous guitarist and soulful singer, master of his craft. Known for his killer skills, he’s put in more time on stage and in studio than anyone around Chicago. Kraig has performed with Bruce Hornsby, Dennis DeYoung, Dolly Parton, Heather Headley, Kenny G., Luther Vandross, Michael Bolton, Peabo Bryson, Ramsey Lewis, Tiny Tim, Willie Dixon and many more artists. He has been musical director for Jonathan Brandmeier for years. His musical creations can be heard on TV (Oprah, Dr. Oz). His diverse experience makes him a first call producer and session player. Kraig is an engineer and owner of Lucky Penny Productions. And he oozes cool.
Christy Ogilvie’s infectious energy lights up the stage. Nightclub to beachfront, her charismatic, sexysweet style is like no other. A seasoned vocalist of Chicago’s busy scene, she moves from pop princess to funky rock, quirky songwriters to classics. Sara Bareilles and Adele, Bonnie Raitt and Michael Jackson, she’ll wail the blues or get downright naughty. Ask for a sweet ballad, then face melting rock. Just don’t ask her to rap.
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