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Lou DiBello is an exciting guitarist and singer, based in Champaign County, Illinois. As a professional musician for more than 30 years, he has performed throughout Illinois and the central Midwest as guitarist for several popular and successful regional bands. Lou has also released 5 CD's of original music, and teaches a full time roster of guitar students. To date Lou has given over 30,000 individual lessons to more than 1,500 students. Drawing on all of this experience, and a wide range of musical influences, Lou is now performing a unique one man show that will both impress the guitar aficionado, and entertain the casual fan. Blues, rock, original music, and more.

Lou regularly plays 150 or more shows each year, and can easily adapt the performance to match the crowd, mood, or venue size. Yet each show still features the spontaneous and exciting guitar work that Lou is known for, with a wide selection of classic guitarists and bands covered, including Clapton, Santana, Hendrix, SRV, ZZ Top, Skynyrd, Tom Petty, REO, The Beatles, blues favorites, and much more. Lou's original music is in a similar classic vein, but with his own signature sound and style adding a new, and interesting, twist.

Lou is also known for his rousing, and crowd-pleasing, rendition of The Star Spangled Banner. He has performed at many community and private events, as well as Big 10 basketball and NCAA championship volleyball venues.

New video - CI Living June 2022
Love Is Blind

Caribbean Cruise

Call Me The Breeze

New Review At All That Shreds!

First single "Jack & Coke"

New interview 7/23/19!

"one of the most enjoyable and creative rock releases this year."

Blood On The Cross fetaures guest lead guitar by Ross The Boss, and bass guitar by Mike LePond (Symphony X)!

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New review:

CD Baby customer review:
"Freaking Rocks!!! Fans of Dio, Dokken, Yngwie, Mr. Big, Scorpions and all that was GOOD about the 80's take note....this disc rocks! Pristine recording of guitar laden candy for the ears. "The Meeting" is a killer track! Lou has been around for quite a awhile but remains very active and it shows in his playing. Speed = check, Rhythm = check, Soul - check, dudes got it all. Combine that with some killer vocals and well written material and you have an album that if given the right platform/audience would rake in the listeners. If you are a fan of 80's melodic rock/metal then give this a listen, you will not be disappointed!"

Legendary guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman says:
Lou DiBello is one of the most talented & fundementally sound guitarists I have ever worked with".

From Michael Angelo Batio:
"Lou, I finally had the time to listen to your song "Full Throttle". Sounds great. Killer guitar tone, vibrato and your technique is excellent. The melody is really good. Keep up the great work! Rock, Michael "

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Heat Wave is the 4th solo release from US guitarist Lou DiBello,
with great hard rock/heavy metal instrumental and vocal tunes.
Featuring vocalist Carsten "Lizard" Schulz, with guest appearances
by bassist Mike LePond (Symphony X, Ross The Boss) and legendary
guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman!

New interview with Rock Arena!!