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Faded Flannel

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Whether you used to wear flannel or you still do, Faded Flannel will bring you back to your best memories of everything ALTERNATIVE!  You will rock to the best of bands like Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Hole, Collective Soul, Toadies and so many more! 

In The Stix

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In The Stix is one of the hottest Modern Country cover bands to emerge out of Chicagoland area. The band members are a talented, highly cohesive unit, with a great stage presence, full of energy, performing every show at our best. Each member comes from a slightly different background of music, but the one thing we all have in common is that we love country music.e! 

The Rack and The Riddler

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What started out as 5 guys from the wine and spirits industry getting together to stretch their musical muscles and jam a bit after work is now one of the best 90's rock cover bands in Chicagoland and Northern Illinois. With a set-list full of 90's and early 2000's alternative and pop rock hits, The Rack and The Riddler put on a high energy rock show that will definitely get an audience up and moving and singing along.

Strung Out Band

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Strung Out is Chicagoland’s most versatile and unique 70’s classic rock band.  We’ve been performing about 60 shows a year at clubs, festivals, and corporate and private functions throughout the area.

Strung Out is not like any other classic rock cover band around today.

Sk8er Boyz

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Sk8er Boyz "structured setlist" includes the pop-punk, emo, alternative, and 90s music in general, but by us offering to play song requests at our shows it pretty much makes every show different.

Erik Donner

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Son of multi platinum recording artist, Ral Donner, who influenced such legends as John Lennon and Robert Plant, among countless others, Erik has played to thousands of people across the U.S., England, Italy, Spain, Norway and Denmark. Playing professionally since 2000, he has toured the globe playing drums with Chicago Power Pop legends Enuff Z'nuff and from 2007-2014, fronted his own Chicago based cover band Trash Martini, as their lead singer/guitarist/drummer.

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What are the qualities of a great cover band? Sorry For Partying believes these qualities are experience, energy, variety and fun. By incorporating these simple concepts we are taking the Chicago cover scene by storm with our high energy shows that can only leave people wanting more. Sorry For Partying is all about good music and good times.

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Today, Ral Donner Jr. puts on an intimate one man show bringing you the best of the 50’s and 60’s.  Come here the greats, Elvis, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Ral Donner Sr. and so many more!

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Rolling through the “Decade of Decadence” like a 50-ton freight train, iconic bands such as Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, and Poison (to mention only a few) made the 1980’s a musical era the likes of which we’re doubtful to see again. Millions upon millions of records were sold, and concert venues around the world sold out within seconds when these bands were announced as headliners…

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Who's Who is the ultimate tribute to The Who, and consists of talented musicians and vocalists who recreate the sound, energy and excitement of The Who. From The Who's first hit single, "Can't Explain" through the Live at Leeds, Tommy, Who's Next and Quadrophenia albums, Who's Who covers The Who's greatest hits and best-known classics!

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Acoustic Alibi is a high-energy, acoustic trio featuring Dan Arturi (lead vocal/mandolin/percussion), Brian Hilty (lead gtr/vocal) and James Bruebach (gtr/vocal). Drawing from years of Chicagoland stage experience, Acoustic Alibi plays a wide variety of crowd-pleasing songs from the past to today’s current hits.

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), Veilside in its' current form has been a force on the Chicago music scene since 2006. Combining influences from across the musical spectrum, Veilside is a modern melodic rock band in the vein of their influences Nickelback, Shinedown, and Black Stone Cherry.

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Taking this genre to an entire new level, Brass Buckle Band is Chicagoland’s number one up and coming country-rock band! Young, highly energetic and very talented, this group of musicians with years of musical experience put this band at the top of their league! Inspired and compared to the likes of major touring acts such as Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Eric Chruch, Toby Keith and many others, they come to do one thing

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Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press combine excellent musicianship, bone-crushing 3-part vocal harmonies, and a contagious stage energy that will keep you dancing!

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Mike and Joe mix, match, and perfect hand selected hits and timeless favorites. They bring down the house with today's hottest hits while rocking favorite childhood jams. Mike and Joe are not just your normal cover band, they're a true BAND that plays covers.

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What do Blink 182, Sublime, Pearl Jam, Stroke 9, Goo Goo Dolls, Incubus, Montel Jordan, Usher... (take a breath), Gin Blossoms, Lit, Matchbox 20, Foo Fighters, Bush and Eve 6 all have in common? That’s right, they’re all on Twenty Over’s set! Covering songs you’ll want to sing along with, and attention to detail, have given Twenty Over the reputation of being one of the best cover bands in the area.

Trash Martini

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Trash Martini is a Chicago based cover band playing all the hit songs you know and love from the 80’s hair metal to the radio friendly pop rock of today. Paying close attention to detail & Authenticity, Trash Martini continues to gain a loyal growing fan base throughout the Midwest with rave reviews.

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KING BY FRIDAY has a simple performance philosophy...perform GREAT music for GREAT people and have a GREAT time doing it. Fans and other musicians have described them as "a HOT live show," "Spot- on performance," and "Super fun presentation!"

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Rebel Reign at the Wisconsin-Illinois state line, this cover band formed in April of 2014.  Original founders Dillon, Kick, Katie & Tesa knew they had something special after just one jam session. The hunt was on to find a guitar player to fit this energetic group. Why settle for just one when you can have two?  Newcomers Ned and Starky were star-crossed guitarists who always wanted to play together but never had the opportunity... until now.  These two firecrackers round out this saucy sixsome.

Gina Gonzalez and the Wingmen

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Gina Gonzalez and the Wingmen are Lake County’s hottest new band. Playing the best in American alternative rock from the 90’s, sprinkled with other favorite songs!

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Stache! Uses a creative blend of song arrangement and skilled musicianship to bring a unique twist to everything from today’s pop hits to the 80s rock anthems you’ve been loving for years. Stache recreates current radio hits without the use of backing tracks, and mixes them into a set list filled with perennial rock and dance favorites from across the radio dial.

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Experience TNT-Chicago, the ultimate AC/DC tribute band, and relive the sights and sounds of the world's greatest rock band. TNT's singer captures the sounds of BOTH AC/DC's original vocalist, Bon Scott AND Brian Johnson.

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Mallrats brings that history into a specialized show that focuses on the popular radio-rock of the early 1990’s.   Think Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Stone Temple Pilots… but add every top 10 hit from the 90’s to that list.

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Friction creates a fun, energetic music experience. Friction gives the audience everything, every time and leaves nothing on the stage but sweat. Show after show, crowds can't get enough of their energy. Unlike other bands, no two Friction shows are exactly the same. Spontaneous and funny. No pre-programmed tracks here!

HILLBILLY ROCKSTARZ

September 5, 2012

Hillbilly Rockstarz is Chicago's #1 Country band..#1 in Fun that is...just ask the fans, they cover the latest hits in country music as well as some of your older favorites. The group is made up of 5 of chicagoland's most dynamic musicians, all from different backgrounds.

Sunset Strip

March 15, 2013

What do you get when you combine the music of 80's rock bands like Guns N' Roses, Bon Jovi, Poison, Def Leppard and Motley Crue, with huge hair, leather, bandanas and spandex? The answer to this question is Sunset Strip! Sunset Strip is an 80's glam rock band tribute complete with the 80's style costumes, who'll give you a blast from the past show that you will never forget. 

 

GooRoos

April 22, 2013

Whether you need to hire for a festival, corporate/private event, wedding or venue...

If you are looking to entertain for 30 minutes or 3+ hours...

Need a versatile set-list that is tailored to your event?

LAVA ROCK

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Wanna rock? Then check out LAVA Rock, the new band playing rock blocks from the four biggest names in hard rock: Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Van Halen and AC/DC. LAVA Rock brings a fresh attitude to timeless music that fans still demand, picking the best songs from a huge catalog of hits from the seminal bands of the greatest era in hard rock. Each of the five members of LAVA Rock have extensive stage experience, making them a perfect band for bars, festivals, retro '70s theme nights, high school reunions and more!

Moon money

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Moon Money jumps out at you from the days of garage and grunge bringing you the biggest hits of the 90’s.  But don’t be fooled they are way too talented to stay in one era or one genre!   There eclectic stage performance brings the power of brilliant musicians and a wide range of vocals to help capture the biggest hits of the last 20 years

Five Guys Named Moe

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FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is a 100% all natural classic Rock-N-roll band that delivers pure energy, heart and a lot of soul! We have a diverse repertoire and each MOE Show is a non-stop party. The group features 4 outstanding lead vocalist, magnificent harmonies, horns & percussion.

EAR CANDY

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Specializing in performing your favorite dance hits from the past 40 years, Chicago's newest dance band sensation, Ear Candy, turns every night into the ultimate dance party! Like a great radio station, Ear Candy effortlessly shifts between dance floor smashes by artists such as Usher, Rihanna, Prince, P!nk, Michael Jackson, Enrique Iglesias, Justin Timberlake, the Bee Gees, Taio Cruz, INXS, Earth, Wind & Fire, KC and the Sunshine Band, the Commodores and the Black Eyed Peas without missing a beat...

RECYCLE THE DAY

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We are YOUR pop/rock cover band out of the Chicagoland area, and are committed to gettin your fist's bumpin, booty's shakin, and head's bobbin. We are here to RECYCLE THE DAY! We are a high energy, five piece band playing all your favorites - from rock, to hip hop, to pop, disco and much more! Established in 2010 as a cover band, Recycle the Day has branched out into a wide range of decades to showcase all the best music.

WEDDING BANNED

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We are YOUR pop/rock cover band out of the Chicagoland area, and are committed to gettin your fist's bumpin, booty's shakin, and head's bobbin. We are here to RECYCLE THE DAY! We are a high energy, five piece band playing all your favorites - from rock, to hip hop, to pop, disco and much more! Established in 2010 as a cover band, Recycle the Day has branched out into a wide range of decades to showcase all the best music.

HOT ROCKS

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6 piece band based In Chicago - Performing as Hot Rocks Band since 1994. Hot Rocks has rocked many clubs, private parties, corporate events, benefits and festivals in the Chicago area and the USA. They’ve played a number of weddings, too! The Stones Odyssey Tour continues. Bobby Keys, sax player for The selected by Paramount Pictures, The Rolling Stones & Martin Scorsese to represent the Midwest; featured on WGNTV, The Chicago Tribune,

MODERN DAY ROMEOS

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Modern Day Romeos is the quintessential party band. Based out of Chicago's Northwest Suburbs, all five members have come from different backgrounds to create a brand new band, with a brand new style...

Black Diamond

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Black Diamond is the ultimate tribute to the greatest Hard Rock and Hair Metal songs ever written. This band performs only Diamond selling radio hits from Rock icons like Aerosmith, Boston, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses and Journey, just to name a few. 

7TH HEAVEN

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24 YEARS PLAYING THE LOCAL SCENE? 250 BOOKINGS A YEAR?

 

Lifelong friends committed to leaving it all out on the stage, NTD Records recording artists 7th Heaven boasts these and other incredible accomplishments. The lead singer, winner of the British TV version of American Idol known as Pop Stars, was brought in straight from Northern Ireland.

The Throwbacks

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The Throwbacks might seem like an odd cover band. Three young guys decided to take classic oldies songs from the 1950's and 1960's, and infuse energy and modern song writing into them, to play for audiences who have loved them for decades.

ARRA

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Arra is one of the best and largest drawing classic rock cover bands in the Chicagoland area and has been for the past 2 decades and was just voted BEST CLASSIC ROCK BAND in the Suburban Nitelife...

EPIC

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Epic has been rocking all over Chicagoland since 2004. Our goal is to play all of the greatest songs from the greatest bands of the 1980's, along with a few 90's classics. We put our all into a great show every night we play.

COVER STORY

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MULTIPLE AWARD WINNER - Chicago SuburbaNites’ 2011 “Best of the ‘Burbs” Competition! Best Drummer, Best Keyboardist, Best Sound PLUS Lead Singer Lucy Mihalik - Top 5 Finalist as Best Female Vocalist & Best Lounge Singer! Chicago’s best kept secret, Cover Story band has played a variety of festivals, clubs, corporate and private events, and weddings. The band’s seasoned professional lead vocalist, musicians, and multiple harmonies cover a wide range of music not limited by eras or genres.

Yourz Truly

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Yourz Truly hails out of Elgin, IL this four member band has been rocking Chicago and the surrounding suburbs for over 6 years.  They hits the stage with a vengeance playing a taste of everything from, Pop, Rock and Modern Country.  Yourz Truly’s musical talents and spot on vocals will have your patrons on their feet partying from the firs note until the end of the night! 

Rumor Hazit

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Rumor Hazit is all about rock and roll and fun. Performing hits from Pink, Bon Jovi, Adele, Guns & Roses, No Doubt, and many more, to fun medley's that span decades of rock dance and pop.

HIFI SUPERSTAR

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Combining an infectious crunchy, modern, pop-rock energy, HiFi Superstar has established themselves as a notable presence among Chicago’s musical skyline. Billboard Award winners for their song, “Milk and Honey”...

ST. JIMMY

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"Touted as "America's Premier Green Day Tribute Act," St. Jimmy has become legendary for bringing the Green Day experience to massive audiences ."St. Jimmy's wardrobe, gear, charisma, and stage presence makes them nearly indistinguishable from the real deal. They are the perfect fix for longing Green Day fans everywhere..

Shout Out

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Shout Out continues this pursuit with some of the finest performers in Chicago, drawing upon the Maggie Speaks family expertise since 2013.  They deliver the same high energy, non-stop performances that have become a trademark of all Maggie Speaks’ bands.  More packed dance floors, more hands-in-the-air parties, more unforgettable wedding receptions, more corporate events that really feel like a celebration.  This band had to be called Shout Out.

JENNERATOR

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The Jennerator is FIRED UP! A new band featuring Jennifer Ramsey on vocals, and you will recognize some of us from the band OCD. Our set lists include a wide variety including songs from artists like Cheap Trick, Gretchen Wilson, Santana, Grace Potter, Neon Trees, Thin Lizzy, Heart, Journey and more.

COVERLICIOUS

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COVERLICIOUS is made up of some of the Chicago-land areas top musicians!

Playing top rock-pop-dance-and modern country favorites from the last five decades with an infectious, friendly, high energy and audience interactive stage show, there is something for everyone!

 

The Belvederes

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The Belvederes were raised on a healthy diet of Garage Rock, Power-Pop, Roots, Red-Hot Rockabilly, Honky-Tonk and Soul – John Michael Ford (lead vocals, guitar), Joe Alonzo (drums, vocals) and Tyler Kock (bass guitar, vocals) came together during the early months of 2011 and presented a simple, clear-cut mission statement: Make people feel good.

Six Speed Tranny

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Six Speed Tranny is a high energy power trio from Lake County, IL that covers the best rock songs from the past 50 years. Instead of relying on gimmicks or themes, Six Speed Tranny lets the music and performances speak for itself. Songs from artists ranging from the 60’s & 70’s

LIBIDO FUNK CIRCUS

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Libido Funk Circus has been relentlessly entertaining a wide range of audiences since it's inception in 1996. Originally formed as an over-the-top tribute to the Disco music of the 70's, While they continue to play your favorite Disco hits, the addition of hundreds of dance & rock songs, spanning from the 60's through today, has quite literally turned LFC into a human jukebox.

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Started in 2015, Winnie Cooper is a collection of former touring musicians focused on delivering high-energy shows featuring the greatest rock music from the 90's to today.  Hailing from the northern Chicago suburbs, Winnie Cooper focuses on the full Chicagoland area, extending from Kenosha to Joliet. We'll play farther than that for way more money than it's worth. Seriously, we're buttheads like that.

Dixie Crush

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Dixie Crush is the Midwest's ultimate, modern country party band - performing the biggest Top 40 Hits of Today's Country Music. Fronted by both male and female lead singers, Dixie Crush entertains club, festival and corporate audiences by delivering a fun, boot stompin', energy-packed performance

16 CANDLES

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16 Candles was established in 2003 and re-established in 2006. 16 Candles makes it their personal duty and pleasure to bring all the great 80's songs you love to life in full force...

FINAL SAY

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Final Say performs over five decades of music. All your timeless favorites, from every great time, but never locked in time. They’ll rock your childhood fave’s, and then they’ll tear the roof off with today’s smash hits.

THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD

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There Goes The Neighborhood is the Vans Warped Tour come to life in a single band! They bring the skate park to the bar with a blistering stage performance that would make those artists proud. However, a TGTN show is more than a show: it's a party.

INFINITY

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Formed in 1985, Infinity continues to break attendance records at Clubs and Festivals across Chicago and the Midwest. The thing that sets this band apart is the unbelievable Vocals...