The Pizza Bats

We're a simple band playing classic songs people love. We're kind of dorky and we like to have fun, play the room, and engage with our audience.

Because of our size (there's just two of us) we can fit pretty much anywhere. Because of our instrumentation, we can deliver a full sound with maximum efficiency. Because we're co-ed, we can cover more material than two dudes can.

The Pizza Bats is the brainchild of musicians Jake Dester (guitar and vocals) and Sydney McNulty (bass and vocals). The group was created in the summer of 2015 after having moved to Chicago.

Sydney comes from a singer-songwriter background, and Jake comes from a jazz background. The two decided to begin learning and performing covers of their favorite songs, created a YouTube channel to document the process, and have been gigging around Chicagoland since. [+]