About Us

Second Time Around is a Classic Rock Band based out of the northwest suburbs of Chicago, featuring eight talented musicians each with countless years of experience to their credit. Second Time Around is inspired by the works of many Classic Rock greats and strives to perform their songs with passion and accuracy. A few of our favorite selections include “Hotel California” by The Eagles, “Foreplay/Longtime by Boston and “I’ve Seen All Good People” by Yes. Although our emphasis is on classic rock we enjoy performing blues-based hits such as “Sweet Home Chicago” and “Roadhouse Blues.” 

Top-notch vocalists John Devlin, Toni Callahan and Angie Fridono have experience as session singers both locally and nationally, and their talents make it possible for the band to replicate songs with complex harmonies. Lead guitarists, John Tow and Al Hamilton are as talented as they come, delivering authentic classic rock guitar solos. Our drummer, Forrest Kulwin, adds intense energy and excitement to his craft, and bassist Steve Fahrner and keyboardist Paul Heinz add years of experience to the band.  Last, but not least, our founding member and acoustic-slide guitar/harmonica player, John Fridono, affords us the opportunity to perform authentic blues, adding a unique flair to our sound with his cameo appearances.