Undercover 24 Live Music Competition

March 25, 2014          

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— At the 24th biannual “Undercover” live music competition, individual students and bands from Illinois Wesleyan will perform two cover songs with music ranging from acoustic ballads to rock classics. The event will take place on March 28 at 8 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center.

The host for the competition will be Dan Henig, a singer-songwriter from Ann Arbor, Mich. Henig, whose songs have been compared to those of Sara Bareilles and John Mayer, released his self-titled debut album in 2011. In addition to hosting Undercover, he will also play some of his acoustic songs during the show. Henig first became known for his cover of Get Low by Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz, which has reached millions of views on YouTube and was featured on the websites College Humor, FunnyOrDie, Uproxx and in Mashable’s “14 Bizarrely Awesome Rap Cover Videos.” He has also performed on the website NewMediaRockstars and the radio program “The Coop Show.”

A panel of guest judges and the student audience will vote for their favorite musicians and the top three winners will receive cash prizes. Guest judges will include: Robert Kearney, associate professor of business administration, Matthew Damschroder, assistant dean of students and Eileen Galvez, assistant director of multicultural student affairs.

The bands and musicians that will perform in the competition are:

  •    Tommy Bravos and Krystyna Lopez
  •     Kenny Tran and Connor Finnerty-Esmonde
  •     Abby Lyons
  •     Joules and the Polar Bears
  •     Grant Daigle and Connor Hughes
  •     Haley and Jenia
  •     The T-Party
  •     Shane McGowan
  •     Mark Timmerman and Joe Bakke
  •     The Nations

The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities.

For additional information, contact the Office of Student Activities at (309) 556-3850 or at OSA@iwu.edu.

Contact: Danielle Kamp ‘15 (309) 556-3181, univcomm@iwu.edu