Gentle Gene

Chicago area alt rock band Gentle Gene is a 3 piece group comprised of bassist/vocalist Mark Vasquez, guitarist Chris Gardner & drummer Phil Goodrich. The trio have been life long friends performing together in various groups including, Rotten Records artist "Ideamen" as well as other musical ventures.

Gentle Gene's music can be described as emotionally charged, soulful alt rock with punk and prog rock influences shining through. Vasquez, Gardner & Goodrich created "Gentle Gene" to play music that challenges their limits & to connect with an audience that is looking for that is truly new & different, yet in a traditional "alt rock" format. The music can occasionally venture into more experimental ground but with full intent of keeping an audience engaged with memorable riffs, melodies and hooks at the core of every song. The band itself can be compared to artists such Muse, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, The Birds Of Satan and various others.

Mark Vasquez - Bass, Vocals

Mark Vasquez

Phil Goodrich - Drums

Phil Goodrich

Chris Gardner - Guitars, Vocals

Chris Gardner


  • July 11, 2018 - The Elbo Room - Chicago, IL
  • August Coming Soon
  • September Coming Soon
  • October 19, 2018 - The G Spot - Chicago, IL (Updates Coming Soon!)
  • October 20, 2018 - Cleveland, OH (Updates Coming Soon!)
  • November Coming Soon


What do we sound like? I dunno, you tell us...


   Wanna buy some stuff? Well, we have to make it first...

Gentle Gene T-Shirt


Remo 22" Kick Drum Head


I Believe In The Lie 5 Song EP



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Booking Information

Chicago, US
Phone: (773) 787-3991
Email: gentlegenemusic@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/gentlegene
Twitter: @gentle_gene
YouTube: Gentle Gene YouTube Channel