Staff Infection


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Jon Elfner - Musical Director/Band Manager

High Energy Rock and Roll.”  That is how Staff Infection and the South Side Horns describe their music.  Drawing from the best musical talent of Homewood-Flossmoor High School staff and students, Staff Infection and the South Side Horns have created a band that has one purpose – entertaining crowds.  Musical Director Jon Elfner says “If the audience doesn’t respond to a song, we get rid of it.  We want people to dance, move, smile, and most of all, have fun.”
 The key to Staff Infection’s unique sound is their five-piece horn section – The South Side Horns.  This group gives a powerful brass blast to their music.  The combination of big horns, thick vocal harmonies, and the blistering guitar solos of lead guitarist Paul Fasse, gives life to songs like Spencer Davis Group’s Gimme Some Lovin’, the Beatles’ Twist and Shout, Chicago’s 25 or 6 to 4 and the anthem of our city, Sweet Home Chicago. Elfner boasts “We don’t fake anything.  If a song calls for horns, you will hear horns, if a song calls for strings or fiddle, we got that too.”
 Playing a combination of classic rock, Motown, and songs from the 80’s, 90’s and today, Staff Infection and the South Side Horns have been playing for four years to enthusiastic Chicagoland audiences at area festivals, private parties, corporate receptions and band showcases.  The band has even been featured on the ABC Channel 7 Morning Show, where they were described as “awesome” by Chicago newswoman Roz Varon.
This April, the band was invited to perform with national recording artist Peter Francis who is represented by Hollywood Records (Los Lobos, Hillary Duff, Godsmack). In addition to opening for Francis to a sold-out auditorium, the band backed Francis for a number of songs.  At the end of the performance Francis enthusiastically exclaimed “Staff Infection Rocks!”
 Don’t miss your chance to book this powerhouse musical showcase for your next event.  To book a show, contact Jon Elfner at 708 567-4844 or email jelfner@hf233.org.