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Viceroy was formed in early 2004 by guitarist Nick Miller and singer/guitarist Derek Ault in the wake of Miller and Ault’s departure from defunct underground club rockers Sweet Machine. The band was rounded out with the addition of veteran Chicago rockers drummer Joey Busch (The Waco Bros & The Beer Nuts) and bassist Scotty J (The Mean Reds). Their sound is midwest rock n roll served straight up like fine bourbon. Guitarist Nick Miller described it this way. I guess you could think of us as a garage band of sorts except we are more old school hard rock than punk. Maybe the kind of band that would have been included in a Nuggets compilation if Phil Lynott or Lonesome Dave Peverett had done it instead of Lenny Kaye. Over the last year and a half the band has played some of Chicagos finest rock establishments including: Double Door, Elbo Room, Liars Club, Park West, The Kinetic Playground, Quenchers, Martyrs, Cal’s and the late great Boulevard Café. They have had the honor of sharing the bill with bands like: Local H, The Detroit Cobras, The Paybacks, The Webb Bros, The Beer Nuts, The Ladies & Gentlemen, Cealed Kasket, Ivory Wire, The Decibators, Billion Yen and Dummy. Viceroy has already received raves from rock critic Jim Derogatis of the Chicago Sun-Times and airplay on WXRT-FM (Chicago), Q101 (Chicago), Q104 (New York), WLUM (Milwaukee).