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Bands & Ensembles in Chicago, Illinois

Wanna hire a rockstar? Yea you do... or maybe you don’t and are just looking for a Jazz singer (BTW, we think Jazz soloists are total rockstars). No matter the genre or style, the Special Guest band category will not disappoint. Scroll through our talent to book the perfect entertainment for your next big bash (or intimate cocktail party).

Rose Colella

Jazz Vocalist in Chicago & Owner of Lola Bard Productions.

Jazz vocalist Rose Colella currently performs regularly at Chicago's top jazz clubs and hotels, including The Jazz Showcase & The Green Mill, alongside the city's top jazz musicians. Rose released her critically acclaimed album "Small Hours" in 2009 and plans to release her next album in the coming months. Rose received her Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies from Roosevelt University in Chicago and owns the entertainment agency Lola Bard Productions, named for her grandmother, a 1930s vocalist who performed and recorded with Bobby Hackett & The Original Dixieland Jazz Band. Rose & Lola were recently featured in The New York Times, with a story detailing Rose’s career as a jazz vocalist in Chicago, inspired by Lola’s career as a jazz vocalist in New York City. Lola Bard Productions books jazz, classical and holiday entertainment at Chicago's finest establishments, along with weddings, corporate events and private parties.

Earl

I just want to create art
Chicago, IL

I am a man of many talents to help you become the best you. This includes project design, sound engineer, musician, songwriter, trend design and so much more! I want to help the next person be who they want to be.

Sapphire's Blue Notes

Sapphire's Blue Notes
Madison, WI

All multi purpose band that does all type of genres of music, except hip hop or rap. The band can have up to 14 musicians at one time. We started off in 2013 with 6 members , now its 14. We specialize in corporate, private, weddings and any type of venue

The Chicago Bucket Boys

Highlights of The Bucket Boys
Chicago, IL

The Bucket Boys are straight from the streets of Chicago. Featured in ABC'S Monday Night Football "Are you ready for some football" They also performed at the 2004, 2005, and 2017 NBA All-Star Game, The 2007 MLB All-Star Home Run Derby, Ellen Degeneres Show, 2013 French All-Star in Paris France, and 2016 Pitchfork with Chance The Rapper . A group of young men and boys from Chicago have perfected their drumming routine on plastic buckets and will get your crowd on their feet!

Sir Vokalz

Lawrence Little (Half Man Half Amazing)
Chicago, IL

Lawrence Was Born May 16, 1989 in Chicago Illinois. There Are those artist who just can’t seem to stay out of the headlines or from in front of the camera for one second, Out of fear that they might be quickly forgotten, and then there are those artist whose calm smile, And mellow demeanor are a disguiseFor a talent so sincere so much so that it doesn’t try to get attention. Lawrence Little (SIR VOKALZ) Is such an artist!!!

Spacebones

"Boy am I glad to see you" Rock&Roll from Chicago
Chicago, IL

Formed when lead singer David Gates met drummer Robert Rashid playing on Michigan Ave. in downtown Chicago, Spacebones is a 5 member rock group making a name for itself in the windy city. They've independently released one record, are working on a second, have toured the East coast and are currently putting together a west coast tour for the fall of 2019.

Incandescent Worship

RKFD Worship Team
Madison, WI

We are a group of teens who are passionate about music, worship, and our love for God. Most of all, we exist to be a light to our city and our world. Join us in our efforts to reach people far and wide with the love of Jesus.

Derek Fawcett

Celebrated Chicago-based singer-songwriter
Chicago, IL

Derek Fawcett has shared stages with Peter Frampton, Ben Folds, America, Pat Benatar, Colin Hay, Gin Blossoms, and Blues Traveler, and performed with Chance The Rapper at Lollapalooza, touring across much of the U.S. and parts of Canada, Europe, and South Africa. A SESAC songwriter, his songs have been requested for submission to country stars Garth Brooks and Little Big Town, and Fox TV’s Empire (where he has appeared as an actor). Voice over clients include Kohler, FedEx, and Ford Motor Co.

Ethan Bell

When retro-pop and country music bump boots.
Chicago, IL

The Ethan Bell Band is what happens when retro-pop and country music bump boots in the back of the honky tonk. With bar bashing, boy band belting, flashy stage move dancing, and story telling. They keep audiences captivated with their mashups of pop, hip hop and country songs that you love from your radio, while swooning you with their romantic ballads and introspective songwriting.

Tango En Fuego

Milwaukee's Most Danceable Duo
Milwaukee, WI

Brad and Tim have been playing together for over 5 years but each have had projects of their own and been involved in other bands which brings an uniqueness to the band. Brad's forte is American blues and country, however he is very adept at jazz, Latin, rock, funk, R&B, reggae and Celtic/Irish music. Brad is available as a solo, Tango En Fuego duo, and many times they will bring several other guest musicians whenever the event calls for a more robust sound.