On January 20th, the Museum hosted a book signing with The Boyzz and author Pete Berwick. We have a limited number of these books available that have been signed by The Boyzz that were present at the event and Pete Berwick.
GET YOUR COPY NOW BEFORE THEY GONE.
Too Wild to Tame: The Story of the Boyzz
Author: Pete Berwick
In the late 1970s, Chicago was fertile ground as record labels fell over themselves in the rush to sign new rock acts, just like how Seattle became a decade later. Local rock fans rooting for their hometown heroes couldn’t go a few days without watching one of their favorite bands from Illinois, the heart of the Midwest, get signed to a deal: Survivor, Cheap Trick, Starcastle, Gambler, Trillion, Hounds, Pezband, Off Broadway, and Tantrum, to name a few.
And then came The Boyzz, the only band from the bunch that truly mattered. This is their story—buckle up!
Meet the Author
Pete Berwick has half a century of experience in all avenues of entertainment. He has recorded, produced, and distributed seven critically acclaimed albums of his original music via his record label, Shotgun Records, written and published five books, and has worked on the production side as well as acted in over 100 film and television projects since 1989. As an actor in film, he has earned seven "Best Actor" awards from film festivals across the globe. He has worked with notables in the movie industry such as Samuel L. Jackson and Clarence Williams lll, and in the music industry, with Charlie Daniels and Travis Tritt. Berwick put together his first band, a punk rock outfit, in 1976, and by 1991 was signed to an independent record label in Nashville, where he made a respectful name for himself as an innovator and pioneer of alternative-country and cowpunk. He has managed and toured the nation with his various bands through the decades, while building an entertainment company called Big Top Entertainment, featuring variety acts, where he booked and produced 300 events a year for over 20 years. In 2008 he co-produced and starred in an episode of ABC’s reality series, "Wife Swap," and in 2017 appeared as a standup comedian on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent." Berwick currently is founder and president of BPI (Berwick Productions International), an entertainment company that offers management, talent representation, promotion, music publishing and licensing, consultation, and film and television production. He continues to sign acts to his record label, represent talent, and manage his music catalog through Pete Berwick Publishing (BMI, Nashville), licensing dozens of songs annually for film and television. His hobbies are boxing and reading. Contact @ www.peteberwick.com