Good-time family band SM6 is George (keys, violin, ukulele, vocals), Isabel (vocals, bass, ukulele), Adam (guitar, vocals), Emily (drums, ukulele, vocals), Eliana (percussion) and Jack (ukulele, steel pan, vocals), a tight-knit group of siblings who put out high-energy songs with catchy melodies, ear-pleasing harmonies, dance-worthy rhythms and relatable lyrics that celebrate their love of spreading joy through music. Wise beyond their years with a thoughtful, playful approach to writing and arrangements, the group performs a combination of imaginative covers and fresh originals that ring out with elements of indie pop, rock and folk. SM6 pulls audiences of all ages into its fun-filled orbit through dynamic live shows and recordings.
Formerly known as Summer Monkeys, the idea for SM6 was dreamed up as the siblings experimented with music growing up in the Chicago area and explored their natural artistry. As each of the siblings felt pulled to different instruments, they started to participate in talent competitions and go out together to local festivals and shows to see their favorite groups play. The siblings played their first official show in late 2014 and were hooked on the thrill of performing together. After several years of playing shows and refining their technique at their individual instruments as well as at songwriting and arranging, George, Isabel, Adam, Emily, Eliana and Jack decided to commit fully to a professional career in music.
SM6 has appeared on the WGN Morning News show and has played at the Mall of America, Six Flags as well as for the Chicago White Sox, all to rave reviews. The band was also recently named Best Family Rock Band by TMT magazine. Dedicated to giving back to their community, the siblings also regularly play charity events, performing for free or giving all proceeds to charities that are personally meaningful to them, including the Alyssa Alvin Foundation for Hope, the Ronald McDonald House, Loaves and Fishes and more.
Always circling the heart-filled center of music, SM6 continues to refine its sound through groundbreaking, joyful performances across the Midwest and beyond, rejuvenating renowned rock and pop songs while inventing bright originals both in the studio and on stage.