The Last Afternoons, now performing as one outfit, have known each other for a very long time - all being involved in various ways in the great Chicago music scene for a lot of years.
In October 2017 they found themselves at Sound Vault Studios in Chicago getting ready to make their first record but with one small hitch - no bass player. Initially they thought they could do without one but recording engineer Dan Wean disagreed. Liking their music he felt that they needed the extra punch that bass could offer and so offered his own services. Long story cut short; Dan is now a member of the band!
The bands debut album 'Little Habitz,' has just been released (May 2018) and features a mix of melodic pop with a muscular rock undercarriage. You'll find Preson Pisellini on lead guitar, Russ Horvath on drums, and Dan Wean on bass. Writing and vocals are down to Brett Neveu and Rich Sparks. You can meet the band and find out about each individual member below.
The Last Afternoons have big plans for the next year, hoping to add to an ever increasing list of gigs, working their way up to regional touring. Who knows, they may even make it over to the UK - and at the Sound of Spitfire we really hope they do!!
The Last Afternoons On Spitfire
We featured The Last Afternoons on our talent showcase "Taking Off With Spitfire", on Thursday 5th July 2018. Remember, we're always looking for fresh local talent to broadcast and promote, if you want to be involved you can provide us with some information about yourself as well as uploading a demo here.**Back To Top**
Meet The Band
Brett has been in bands for a while, including Dad's Magazine in Chicago and The Noses in Los Angeles. He's also a playwright, with plays produced in America and also in the UK with The Royal Shakespeare (Stratford and London) and The Royal Court (London).
Rich was a member of the much-loved Chicago pop outfit Love Kit as well as Food and Drug and Sex Ritter. And up until recently he was in Dad's Magazine with Brett and Preston. By day he is a cartoonist.
Dan has been writing, playing, and recording music for most of his life and truly believes that it can save the world. As one half of the O'Neill & Wean duo (can you guess which one?) and as a founding member of both Van Ghost and Easy Tiger, Dan has traded in his six-string shooter for the four strings of the bass, which should have made things two strings easier. Uhh, doesn't work that way. It's just as hard.
Russ has been playing in bands forever (Superhero Forehead, the Webstirs, Sarge), and is busy teaching art, raising two kids, and keeping the Last Afternoons in time.
When not cranking out monster riffs in the Last Afternoons, guitarist Preston Pisellini can be found playing harpsichord for baroque pop gurus The Summerset Moms. His journey to musical obscurity includes stints with metal masters Plastered D’paris (“Eye Full”), and legendary garage rockers The PalinDrones (“Madam I’m Alan”).