Julianne Q & The Howl: A Modern Take on Classic Rock

Julianne Q & The Howl are fronted by the powerful vocals and creative mind of Julianne Q. Born from the spirit of Julianne Q & The Band, this new project is carving its own path in Chicago’s music scene. Their blend of groove-based, tightly-wound rock ‘n roll with the stunning voice of lead vocalist Julianne Q synthesizes influences including Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Jack White, and Greta Van Fleet. Raw emotional energy drives the evocative imagery in their lyrics, introducing a classic take on modern rock songwriting. With larger-than-life performances, Julianne Q & The Howl leave their audience with an unforgettable experience. Members Julianne Q, Jeff Mills (drums, vocals), Egan Franke (bass) and Chris Arwady (guitar) are excited to release their upcoming EP Sky Rider in October 2018.



Press Quotes

Review from The Daily Herald

“Singer Julianne Q’s strength lies in walking the line between dynamic blues (“Honey Blues”) and an upbeat pop flavor (“Heroine”), but she’s always championing soulful sounds and powerful vocals. Together with her band — Jeff Mills, Ricky Hendrix and Egan Franke — they produce power-packed rock that has earned them a recent residency at the Elbo Room along with gigs throughout the city.” – Brian Shamie, The Daily Herald

"Under The Knife" Receives International Attention!!

“A rather original writing theme that we had never seen before…a real success…” 

“‘Under The Knife’ explores the dark side of the artist, and offers us a powerful track, both vocally and musically.” – Music For Your Heart, blog

Interview with CHARMMusic!

2017 has been a busy year for Julianne Q and The Band. From the release of their debut album in May to playing many iconic venues such as Martyrs, The Cubby Bear, and Tonic Room, the band has really picked up steam in the last year.”  – CHARMMusic

Album Feature in Callosum Magazine

Julianne’s record plays around with her powerful, projecting voice. The musical accompaniment is often compressed behind the lead singer’s belting melodies, creating an effect which allows the listener to indulge in cool, subtle, vocal nuances. Everything about this record is sincere in its nostalgic, timeless blues and rock’n’roll aesthetic. Julianne Q ultimately creates music that is compelling and urgent, yet always fun.

Julianne Q & The Band rock the Elbo Room every first Friday of the month! You won’t find another band who hits the streets and promotes the shows quite like them! True gem ready to be discovered!

Jake Ayres

Talent Buyer, Elbo Room

“JQ certainly leaves her mark with every punchy lyric that…lands on its intended target with the maximum effect. [‘Last Call’ is] a torch song for you, me and everyone else.”



Blog, mp3hugger

Julianne Q is a top-notch performer with a beautiful voice and a talent for writing fabulous songs. Her professionalism shines through in every aspect of her performances and our customers always enjoy her shows.

Mo Levone

Booking and Entertainment Manager, Ballydoyle Irish Pubs

Julianne Q brought a high energy, fun performance to Moe’s Tavern. She was also a pleasure to work with; she was very punctual in her communications and went above and beyond to do her part to make sure the night went smoothly.


Booking Manager, Moe's Tavern and WaxWorks

Interview with VoyageChicago

“Our performance is unhinged and raw, filled with screaming guitar solos, our music and live shows echo the high energy and emotional ecstasy of our rock ancestors.” 

Previous Venue Highlights


Elbo Room

The Cubby Bear


Ballydoyle Irish Pub & Grill

Frankie’s Blue Room

Long Grove Chocolate Festival

Homegrown Arts & Music Festival

La Grange Carnival

Summerfest Rock ‘n Sole Run

Set Lists


Sky Rider



Leaving You

Born to Die

Last Call

Honey Blues

Devil’s Paradise 



Under The Knife


Don’t You

Empty Chairs

Love on a Timer

Mr. Boss Man



Mercedes Benz (Janis Joplin)

Valerie (Amy Winehouse)

All Along The Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix)

Loving Cup (Rolling Stones)

Proud Mary (Tina Turner)

Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (Rolling Stones)

Sugar Pie (Subdudes)

Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters (Elton John)

Angel From Montgomery (Bonnie Raitt)

What’s Up (4 Non Blondes)

Piece of My Heart (Janis Joplin)

 Roadhouse Blues (The Doors)

Good Times Bad Times (Led Zepplin)

Drops of Jupiter (Train)

Son of a Bitch (Nathaniel Rateliffe & The Nightsweats)

Otis (Houndmouth)

Dive (Ed Sheeran)

Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin)

Somebody to Love (Jefferson Airplane)

Pride and Joy (Stevie Ray Vaughn)

Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (Aretha Franklin)

Sympathy for the Devil (The Rolling Stones)

Tennessee Whiskey (Chris Stapleton)

Your Love (The Outfield)

Night Moves (Bob Seger)

Highway to Hell (AC/DC)

Rock ‘n Roll (Led Zeppelin)

Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Smokin’ (Boston)


Stage Plot & Details

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