(Closed) Chicago Bands?

posted 7 years ago in Chicago
Post # 3
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97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

what type of budget are you looking at? 

we realllly wanted a rockabilly band but couldn’t afford it.  also looked into a bluegrass band but couldn’t afford it!  we looked into djs and ended with Style Matters djs.  They are very anti-cheesy wedding djs…Spencer is the owner and was great to work with so far.  their rate is $225/hour and are providing mics/speakers and walk-in music for our ceremony (a friend is playing acoustic guitar for our processional), a mix during cocktail hour and then dj-ing during dinner and, of course, for dancing.  they have samples on their website…check ’em out!  i think it’s a good alternative compared to some of the other dj-s out there.

if you are dead-set on having a band, you can contact Old Town School of Folk Music for a variety of types of bands or quartets. or i have a friend who is in an oldies band (really young cool guys) that play weddings, google Todd Hembrook and the Hemispheres.

 

Post # 5
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97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yes…my parents paid for all the big line-item tickets within our budget but we ended up paying for all the small stuff where we went over.  Let me know if you want to peek at our budget at all to see where we’re coming out!  I can email it to you (we’re also at Salvage One). 

There’s also a place called “Just Press Play” that provides the speakers and I think someone to “manage” your ipod…so you have all the music and the ipod and playlist and they literally just press play.  I think it’d be the cheapest option!

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