• Pilot the Helm

    Electronic Press Kit
  • "Places"

    New Music Video Now Available

Pilot the Helm Live in Concert

  • "Fire" (Live)
  • "Electric Seas" (Live)
  • "Places" (Live)

Pilot the Helm E.P.

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  • Released :
    May 25, 2017
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This is
Pilot the Helm

Pilot the Helm is an alternative rock duo from Itasca, Illinois comprised of Alex Piemonte (Lead Vocals and Guitar) and Mikey Schawel (Guitar, Keys and Vocals). Known for their expansive soundscape ranging from catchy guitar riffs and punchy vocals to their mellow, hook- laden jams that balance mournful regret with anthemic energy, Pilot the Helm is a fresh new band mystifying the alternative rock scene in Chicago. As genuine as they are talented, best friends Alex and Mikey use their yin-and-yang personalities and multi-faceted musical talents to craft songs that are both brilliantly composed and refreshingly hip.

Pilot the Helm has sold-out music venues while raking in fans ranging from college students to middle-aged music junkies. With a full-production package and live band at their disposal, Pilot the Helm is open to playing large-scale one-offs as well as stripped down acoustic sets.

Pilot the Helm is currently working on their first full-length E.P. with acclaimed musician and producer Phil Schawel. The full-length E.P. is expected to be released in the latter half of 2018.

Previous Shows:

Itasca Oktoberfest
Cross Roads in Wood Dale (SOLD OUT)
Thursday Night Outing in Barrington (SOLD OUT)
Rochaus in West Dundee with Tony Sorrentino 340+ Draw (SOLD OUT)
The Tin Roof in Indianapolis with Drake Bell (SOLD OUT)
Penny Road in Barrington 100+ Draw (SOLD OUT)
Real Time Sports in Elk Grove 100+ Draw
Elbo Room in Chicago 70+ Draw
WIRE in Berwyn Data Not Available Yet

Official Band Members

Alex Piemonte
Lead vocals,guitar
Mikey Schawel
Guitar, Keys, and Vocals


Pilot the Helm - Live at Rochaus (2018)
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Pilot the Helm - "Beach House" (2018) (Single)
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Pilot the Helm - "Places" (2018) (Single)
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Pilot the Helm Debut E.P. (2017)
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The Piazza New Years Party 2019

December 31st, 2018

Upcoming Shows

November 9th, 2018

Chicago, IL
Elbo Room

November 21st, 2018

Itasca, IL

November 25th, 2018

Berwyn, IL

December 14th, 2018

Chicago, IL
Uncommon Ground

December 31st, 2018

Aurora, IL
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