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  1. #1 Marty Miles

    (12 reviews)

    Steve H.

    We hired Marty and the band for an evening BBQ corporate event. The guys were terrific and the mix of music was spot on. It really made our event a hit with our customers and our employees. We're planning our 2015 event and Marty and the gang will be center stage once again.

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  2. #2 Mood Swing Bands LLC

    (7 reviews)

    Pj R.

    Had the crowd dancing the first song! Every person at our event is still talking about their great experience!

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  3. #3 Jet Set Quartet / Uptown 6 Band

    (2 reviews)

    Jennifer H.

    Fantastic music, fun band members, great night!

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  4. #4 Outpatience

    (2 reviews)

    Lisa C.

    I hired them for my boyfriends birthday party ....they are an amazing band and great ppl....everyone liked them so much that the bar owner where we had the party contacted me for their Info so they can hire them to play on band nights......I would recommend them a million times.....I just want to thank them for making his birthday memorable. ...awesome band awesome members....

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  5. #5 Hutson and the FX Project

    (2 reviews)

    Kristi W.

    Hutson and the FX Project were wonderful to work with. Sean was in contact with me consistently (and sometimes patiently) throughout the weeks leading up to our corporate event. He sent a thorough and extremely varied songlist for me to pick my sets from. The hardest part was narrowing my song list down to fit the time allotted. Most of the music I chose went heavy on the horns and the band did not disappoint! Would very highly recommend them for any wedding or corporate event. Thanks, Sean, you were awesome

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KraveLive Music Entertainment

(1 review)

What do you love about your job?

The most important part of our business is the connection that we create through music and dance to get our guests up and enjoy themselves. Although at the beginning, we may be strangers, but by the end of the night, we have shared a memorable event! We take something as special as a wedding day very seriously, and I love to treat it as my own event where everything should be perfect— the lights in the right places, the music cued, and my guests laughing and dancing in joy. That makes me happy; that it is a job well done!

Who or what inspired you to start your business?

I love music. Even if we have different cultures or speak different languages, music can still connect us. With more than 20 years of performance experience, I wanted to do more than just an average gig. I wanted to be involved in something that people can look back on and refer us to their friends and family. I also wanted an environment where our musicians and vocalist could claim and at the same time, make a difference.

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    John Paris Band

    (5 reviews)

    John Paris Band is among the best local bands that have been providing quality entertainment since 2004. They also have harpists and jazz trios who play in weddings and other events.

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  • Live Music Band

    Potts & Pans Steelband

    (4 reviews)

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  • Music & Entertainment Services

    Brassworks Music Productions

    (2 reviews)

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  • Wedding Musicians & Vocalists

    America's Best Pop, Jazz, and Standards

    (2 reviews)

    America's Best Pop, Jazz, and Standards is a music group performing for all types of events. They are wedding musicians that play pop, jazz, the 70s, and other timeless standards.

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  • Musical Band

    The Mashed Potatoes

    (1 reviews)

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  • Live & Dance Band

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    (1 reviews)

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  • Live Band

    Sticks And Keys

    (1 reviews)

    Sticks And Keys is one of the most famous bands that play various music genres such as country, standards to rock, oldies, pop, and more. They have state-of-the-art HD sound and lighting.

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  • Blues & Swing Band

    Skip Towne and The Greyhounds

    Skip Towne and The Greyhounds is among the popular bands that perform for all types of events such as concerts, festivals and weddings. They play a range of musical genre including blues, ballads and more.

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  • One Man Band


    Sarah is among the wedding singers who play bluegrass, rock, country, jazz, Celtic, classical songs and more. This wedding violinist also handles festivals, parties and restaurant entertainment gigs.

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  • Band Services

    Soul 2 The Bone Band

    Soul 2 The Bone Band provides harmonious sounds with a mixture of motown, pop music, jazz and a sprinkle of blues. Their musicians perform in anniversaries, weddings, club events, birthday parties and more.

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  • Cover Band

    Chicago Music Machine

    Move and groove with one of the best bands that provide you with non-stop, pulse-pounding music all night long. They also feature experienced DJs with the dynamic and vibrant energy of live musicians.

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  • Live Bands Services

    Bella Angel Music

    Since 1986, Bella Angel Music has been providing live audio entertainment for weddings, parties, and other special occasions. They also offer lessons for pianists, cellists, drummers, and more.

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  • Vocalist

    The Sparrow's Voice & Violin: Rachel Sparrow ~ Versatile Singer &Violinist

    Rachel Sparrow is a vocalist who does performances in duo or string quartet sessions. She is singing for weddings, birthday parties, and other celebrations. She performs classical and pop music.

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  • Violinist


    Schedule an appointment with Rami Hagari if you are seeking for a wedding violinist who makes your special event fun and memorable. This violin player is also a band leader.

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  • Live Entertainment

    Rat Pack Tribute Show

    Check out Rat Pack Tribute Show if you want to find bands that specialize in performing classic favorites. They offer classic entertainment for corporate events, award ceremonies and social functions.

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  • Bassist


    Matthew Whitson of Enviromusic is a professional musician and bassist who plays a 5 string fretless bass. He is a jazz pro, but he can also play all genres of music.

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  • Elegant Music

    Adams Magnificent Music

    Adams Magnificent Music is among the most popular bands that provide live music entertainment for weddings and special events. They have flute players, harpists and violinists available, among others.

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  • Professional Cover Band Services


    The Sound Encounter Orchestra offers live musician services to weddings, corporate events, festivals and more. They can provide you with either a 6-piece or 12-piece band, depending on your needs.

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  • Band Services

    MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies

    This group of musicians are among the top bands that have been providing quality performances since 1985. They have featured hundreds of original songs on MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies.

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  • Wedding Singers & Pianists

    The Bobby Schiff Band

    The Bobby Schiff Band is a full-service musical ensemble of singers and piano players who handle any occasion such as wedding and corporate event. They also produce, compose and arrange music.

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  • Rock Band


    Want to hire bands that play all-original alternative rock music? Cruickshank is a group of local musicians who perform their own rock music.

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  • Live 70's, 80's & 90's Music Band

    The Big Eagle Band

    Hire a professional band to provide all night entertainment at your event or party. Check out Big Eagle Band, they provide professional musician services for festivals, parties, and corporate events.

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  • Event Services

    The Human Jukebox

    The Human Jukebox is a professional musician and comedian who specializes in playing old rock 'n' roll music. He is available for holiday parties and other occasions.

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  • Rock Band Covers Music

    Boom Shakalaka

    Looking for a cover band that provides professional PA sound and works with any venue's existing setup? Boom Shakalaka has musicians available to perform a variety of rock music.

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  • Ceremony & Reception Music

    The Lori Brittin Group

    Find a band that will give you great dinner and dancing music. The Lori Brittin Group are local musicians who provide ceremonial music accompanied by string quartet, solo guitar and piano instruments.

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  • Performing Artists

    Organic Arts Ltd.

    Organic Arts Ltd. have musicians and performing artists available for storytelling, grassroots programs for kids as well as presentations about history, science, heritage, social justice and more.

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  • Music Entertainment Services

    Wellington Strings

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“Need a Band Entertainer for a Wedding on June 14, 2014”

Chicago, IL

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Pop / Rock, Jazz, Other (R&B)
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available for ceremony and reception
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