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About Us


At a raucous recital-party, Toby's eye was drawn to the a singer demonstrating knee drops and angel wings on the stage floor. Later in a nearby Chicago dive bar, Toby suggested they form a band. In early 2008, the first collaboration went better than expected and I Lost Control was born.  Melding 70s British guitar gods, brit-pop, and early '80s post-punk creates a sound that is both unique but still familiar. This is evident on the band's 2011 EP, "Cones & Arrows." Playing numerous gigs around Chicago at venues, I Lost Control has been seen at Double Door, Empty Bottle, Beat Kitchen, Reggie's and the band's home base of Lizard's Liquid Lounge. They've shared the stage with notable acts The Handcuffs, Tomorrow the Moon, The Bright White, Melismatics, Silver Abuse, Go Time! The Luck of Eden Hall, and Daemon Familiar.

Today, the core of Stevo and Toby are joined by the effervescent Tina L. Sunny on bass and Chris Bijalba on drums. While working on new material, the band can be seen playing shows in the Chicago area.