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Big Wow

Big Wow, The Note, Chicago during the Emergenza Music Festival, May 27, 2007.
Background information
Origin Chicago, Illinois, USA
Genres Alternative rock
Post-punk revival
Years active 1996 - 2009
Labels Leisure Productions, Ltd. (1996-Present)
Website Official site
John Cline
Sean Singelton
Jeff Dale
Former members
Wendy “Dirty” Goldberg (died 1996)
Stephanie Zaher (early)
Alex (early)
Christopher Shoop (early)
Anne Malatesta(early)
Jeff Shebani(early)
Ellen Stenard
James Wallace(early)
Paul Lanctot (early)
Kelly Hutchinson (early)

Big Wow is an alternative rock band formed in Chicago, Illinois. Big Wow consists of John Cline (vocals/guitars), Sean Singelton (bass) and Jeff Dale (drums).



Big Wow was formed in 1996 by guitarist John Cline, Christopher Shooper, Alex and Wendy “Dirty” Goldberg (from the Indiana punk band Pizzle[1][2]). After the death by suicide of singer Wendy “Dirty” Goldberg in Spring of 1996, Big Wow remained a three piece unit receiving positive reviews from local press[3].

They released their first single, "Music Saves", on Big Wow's label Leisure Productions, Ltd. in 1998, with the single "Savage Garden" recorded at Groovemaster Recording Studios[4] and engineered by Johnny K. This was released again in June 2007 following an appearance at the semi-finals of the Emergenza Music Festival [5] featuring the addition of “Imagine” (original engineering by Matt Talbott[6][7], Hum, 2002, at Great Western Recorders). Big Wow released two more EPs in 2008, “Dead Songs” and “One” (Leisure Productions, Ltd., recorded at Strobe Studios[8], Chicago).

"Imagine" has also been used as background music in a commercial (2006) for independent messenger bag maker Chicago Wig[9].




Year Title Record Label
1998 Music Saves Leisure Productions, Ltd.
2007 Big Wow Leisure Productions, Ltd.
2007 Music Saves (reprint) Leisure Productions, Ltd.
2008 One Leisure Productions, Ltd.
2008 Dead Songs Leisure Productions, Ltd.


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