Meet The Band

Cassandra Henwood

Vocals, Guitar

Cassie is a native of IL. She earned her BFA in musical theatre performance in 2011 and has been performing on and off ever since. She has a powerful voice and a passion to perform. She is excited to be working with Bossydog!

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Bob Pila

Drums, Vocals

Born on the 4th of July, Bob hails from the Chicago area. He has been performing in bands since his high school days. In 1999 Bob founded the band "Idle Time." He co-wrote most of the original songs on the CD with the band's lead guitarist. He has performed professionally in the Chicago area, most recently as the drummer for the popular band Roy And The Orbitz. Bob's musical styles are diverse; he has played everything from Reggae to Rhythm and Blues. With Bossydog, he provides pro background vocals and a rock-solid groove. Bob's stylistic versatility, experience, and varied musical influence allow him to get inside of a song with a fresh energy that's lively, original, and true to the vision of the band.

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Al Dolatowski

Bass, Vocals

Born and raised in Palatine, IL, Al started playing guitar at the age of 12.  He began his music career playing guitar and joined the "Commodore Blues Band", later changing to bass guitar in the band, and hasn't put it down since.
Al played with Chicago's own "Shadows of Knight", as well as other great bands, and has been in opening bands for Neil Diamond, Allman Brothers, Santana, Rare Earth, Three Dog Night, R.E.O. Speedwagon, Pacific Gas and Electric Company and later formed the band, "Bad Habit" with ex-Pacific Gas and Electric guitarist, Ken Utterback.
Al has done studio work for commercials and soundtracks for cartoons, as well.

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John Pilizota

Lead Guitar

John, a Croatian immigrant, grew up in Queens, New York.
He began as a clarinet player in elementary school, with aspirations of being a
drummer.
But seeing Jimmy Page perform…convinced him that guitar would be his main
instrument.
Joining his first local band at the age of 15, he has not looked back.
John’s influences are Jimmy Page, Michael Schenker, and Jeff Beck, to name a
few.
John is dad to Roland and husband to Solange. He works as a Quality Assurance
Inspector when not performing live music. He is thrilled to return to live
performing

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Bob Blohm

Keys, Vocals

Born and raised in Chicago, Bob's musical life began at the tender age of six. Mastering accordion, piano and trombone, beginning his rock career as a drummer.

As a music major at UIC, Bob co-founded the popular horn band, Liberation, arranging the horn parts while playing keys and trombone. After many years of playing the local music scene and touring the midwest venus opening for bands like Rufus and The Flock, his music career was put on hold to raise a family.

After a successful career in print management, Bob returned to music, expanding his music styling as the keyboardist for an instrumental jazz group.

Bob is very excited to return to his rock roots as the keyboardist for Bossydog.

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