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Diagnosis: Vertigo

Vertigo Prepares for Junior / Senior Homecoming after Rocking the Stage at Red & White Night.
(From left to right) Pedro Bear, Andy Viz, David Fanelli, Jimmy Alfano, and Michael Misura pose for group photo (Photo creds Michael Alfano)

Composed of five Marist seniors: drummer Andy Viz, lead guitarist David Fanelli, rhythm guitarist Pedro Bear, bassist Michael Misura, and singer / keyboardist Jimmy Alfano, Vertigo surely caught some attention in their debut performance.

After lighting up the stage at Red & White Night earlier this year, performing classics such as Mr. Brightside by the Killers and Even Flow by Pearl Jam, Vertigo has made the cut and is soon to follow up their debut performance with a must see show this year at Homecoming. The young band is poised and confident in their ability to put on a show as they prepare for the big dance.

“We want to caution everyone to bring a construction hat to protect themselves from the debris that falls when we blow the roof off the building,” said bassist Michael Misura in reference to their upcoming Homecoming performance. What to expect from the band song-wise remains unknown. However, they were able to provide a sneak peak into some top songs of theirs.

Vertigo rocks out prior to kickoff at this year’s Red & White Night (photo creds Mrs. Misura) Being big rock fans, as is expected, some favorites of the group include Once by Pearl Jam, Chop Suey! by System of a Down, Symphony No. 5 by Shotakovich, Tornado of Souls by Megadeth, and Hallowed be Thy Name by Iron Maiden. We’re also being told to expect certain
songs from their first performance such as Mr. Brightside by the Killers to return for their Homecoming set list.

“I take inspiration from a range of bands. If I want to add a progressive part to a song, I look at a band like Rush, but if I’m looking for pure energy, then I look at a band like Pearl Jam,” said drummer Andy Viz. Heavy on the old school sound, Vertigo soon looks to make some new school hits as they expand beyond just covers and into the realm of original music.

Although we most likely won’t be getting any taste of it at Homecoming, the group did confirm that original songs are on the way for them as they’ve begun to loosely put together what will soon be Vertigo’s very own songs.

“We’ve actually started writing some rough drafts for original songs. I’ve made two demos, recording my own drums and adding in other parts using garage band, while David has come up with a lot of different guitar riffs for us to base songs on,” said Viz.

The future is bright for this young band as they approach their second performance together, and if they keep turning heads like they’ve done already, then they’re in for one hell of a ride to the top.

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Hayden Krupa, Editor in Chief/Journalism 2 Writer
I am Hayden Krupa, Senior at Marist. This is my 2nd year as a writer and 1st as an editor for MHS Media. I plan to major in sports journalism and I dream to one day cover Chicago sports for a living. I also want to play college hockey. I am a student ambassador for Marist, member of NHS, 2 sport Varsity athlete in hockey and lacrosse, and the commentator for Sandburg hockey.
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