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Rich Bentel


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Member name: 
Rich Bentel
About Me: 
Father of four beautiful, active children. Financial Advisor. Cubs Fan. Chaser Wannabe.
Fantasy baseball
United States
Birth Name: 
Richard Bentel
Birth Sign: 
5' 10"
Two - both brown
Currently Living In: 
Aurora, Il
River Forest, IL
Relationship Status: 
Unabashed Cub Fan
Favorite SNC College Memory: 
Didn't pick up on SNC until well after college
Musical Influences: 
James Taylor, Ray Charles, Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, anything Accappella
Favorite Songs to Perform Live: 
Anything I could sing on key which isn't much
Favorite Place You've Traveled: 
Favorite Things in General: 
The laughter of my children, a Straight No Chaser concert and a 10 game winning streak for the Cubs.
What Magazines/Periodicals do you read consistently?: 
Sports Illustrated
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Foods: 
Pizza, tacos, ribs, --- your basic healthy plates of food.
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Books: 
Anything by Grisham, Clancy and Archer
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Movies: 
Pay It Forward, Out of Africa, The Sting, Remember the Titans,
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Bands/Artists: 
Sugarland, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Ray Charles, James Taylor, wait - SNC is a given, right? That's all I've been listening to for months now.
Name Your Top 5 Favorite Songs: 
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay; Up on the Roof; too many others to name, depends on my mood.


DottieK's picture

You need to change your description from "Chaser Wannabe" to "Devoted Chaser." :)

DottieK's picture

Loved your very humorous, detailed blog about Joliet! Do you think you'll make it to either of the shows at the Chicago Theatre? How did your cousin enjoy the show?

Marcaich's picture

Hey Rich,
So sorry you missed the Chicago conerts. I have more on my YouTube page and a few ore to put up on YouTube yet to go. Thanks for the kind words and hope at some point to meet up with you :-)

DaisyKary's picture

You're welcome! I'm glad you feel like you were at the NYE concert. That was my plan. I wish all the chasers could have been there. It was an amazing night!

Rich Bentel's picture


Any chance there will be a DVD from a live concert? The videos on YouTube and this sight are awesome, but we want more!

One more thought - please keep in mind that even though you perform to sold out concerts night after night, there are thousands and thousands of us out there that can't make it to all the shows we would like to, yet we're watching tapes of your PBS appearance, listening to your CDs in the car and humming your songs over and over and over again.

You have saturated our souls.