THE RENEGADES: Paul Mutzabaugh (keyboards), Matt Ross (guitars), Frank Alongi (drums), and Jon Wegge (basses) -- are all very active in the Chicago music scene. They have all performed and recorded in many genres including: jazz, pop, country, blues/rock, gospel, etc. This wide range of proficiency allows for The Renegades to tackle their fairly complicated and musically demanding repetoire of original music. Formerly a more 'straight ahead' jazz group, The Renegades' 2004 release, 'Doppler Olympics', is the first record that represents their current progressive fusion sound. The Renegades owe a debt of gratitude to Alex Hall - friend of the bandmembers, great drummer, and engineer for 'Doppler Olympics'. Also, a special thanks to Kick the Cat -- another Chicago fusion band who have been a huge influence on The Renegades' style in the last couple of years.