Lovehammers were hard-working regulars on Chicago’s mainstream rock and roll picture, barely known beyond your city limits right up until reality television arrived and gave them the best break that they had long been prepared to receive. Vocalist Marty Casey shaped the music group when he was just 14, with bassist Dino Kourelis, drummer Bobby Kourelis, and guitarist Billy Sawilchik rounding out the lineup. Practice, practice, and much more practice finally resulted in steady regional gigs where their grunge-meets-hard rock and roll sound gained them a faithful group of fans. Their self-released 2003 recording, Murder on My Brain, drew evaluations to Bush, Nickelback, and A FRESH Found out Glory, while a CMJ appearance from for this period got Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx declaring, “That is a music group to consider.” A yr later because the concert Dvd and blu-ray Live: Raw had been released, Casey announced he was going for a break from your music group to audition for INXS. This wouldn’t become any regular audition, either, but instead possible series that could record vocalists from all over the world contending to become the brand new business lead vocalist of INXS. Because the summer time of 2005 discovered Lovehammers still playing Chicago with fill-in vocalists, Casey was learning to be a lover favorite on Rock and roll Celebrity: INXS, climbing completely as much as second place before dropping the grand reward to J.D. Lot of money. Back Chicago and back again using the Lovehammers, Casey received a contact from both Sony label and INXS guitarist Tim Farriss. Farriss provided him an starting slot machine on INXS’ following tour while Sony provided Casey and his music group a recording agreement. Right now billed as Marty Casey & Lovehammers, the music group released its self-titled debut for Sony in early 2006 before striking the street with INXS.