DZ Riley is a Chicago-based funk rock band that creates conceptual and narrative-driven music. The group was formed in 2019 by lead guitarist Keefer Schoon and keyboardist Noah Savoie. Their first album, "Entropy," follows the steady decline of an elderly man experiencing the various stages of Alzheimer's disease.
Influences include art rock legends such as David Bowie and Pink Floyd and storytelling, melody men Steely Dan and Supertramp. Genre diversity comes naturally to DZ Riley, as all five members have varying musical backgrounds. No two projects sound the same; no two songs sound the same.
Songwriters Keefer Schoon and Noah Savoie fuse the likes of Pop, Latin, Rock, Western, Soul, and more in their upcoming concept album, Peak Panache. The album has been in the works for almost three years and is set to be released this fall.
The five-piece band consists of Keefer Schoon (guitar), Noah Savoie (keys and saxophone), Gracie Lubisky (vocals), Jakob Morris (bass) and Hugh Maxey (drums). When they get done rehearsing or recording, the band's favorite times together consist of getting food and talking for hours in what they call “family dinners.” Above all else, the band loves dreaming big and brainstorming their current and future projects.