So happy you found us.
We have SO many options that will make your special day your signature style! From our base band packages, string & rotating quartets, to an East Coast Style wedding with a full horn section...we've got you covered.
6-12 piece band w/ Live DJ
Jazz Trio during cocktail hour
Rotating Quartets during dinner
Strings for Ceremony
Post-cocktail dance set
Sound, Lighting & MC included in all packages
BASE BAND (6-7 pc)
Horns can be added Al La Carte.
THE ART INSTITUTE
BIG BAND **Most Popular**
Our base band plus:
Option of an East Coast Style wedding with dancing between courses.
ALL STAR **Most Popular**
Our Big Band plus:
Solo instrument for ceremony
Rotating Quartets during dinner
Extra hour of dancing
From our countless weekends performing at chicago nightclubs like The Bassment, we learned to incorporate flares of hip-hop to our sound like no one else.
AL LA CARTE ADD-ONS:
Post cocktail dance set
Extended dance sets.
Song requests are our jam. Learning songs outside of our song list is encouraged, and it's how we've built such a big repertoire of music.
If your ceremony is in another room, we'll provide a second sound sound system including:
Add on a Guitar and/or Piano, or our Strings.
Fun Fact: All of our musicians either have their bachelors or Masters degree in Jazz Performance. Cocktail & Dinner sets are nothing short of spectacular!
Live music for dinner & cocktails should accentuate the event with your signature style. If you both love going to see live jazz music in Chicago, then consider booking our Jazz Trio for cocktails. We can put a hip-hop spin on the cocktail hour too! Alternatively, DJ music with a playlist you provide us + a live 30 minute post-cocktail dance set gets your guests off their feet & dancing.
Rotating Jazz Quartet during dinner is a client favorite! A show of Chicago's finest jazz musicians, see our entire band interchange in quartets throughout the hour.
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU
From our base band packages, string quartets, to an East Coast style wedding with a full horn section and a rapper, we are the band your family & friends will talk about for decades. While we've given you a lot to choose from, we are here for you every step of the way. Communication is a breeze, and you'll never wait more than a day for a detailed, thoughtful response from us. Your dance floor will be jam packed, and our MC will keep your event flowing effortlessly.
FUN FACTS YOU WOULDN'T EXPECT FROM YOUR AVERAGE WEDDING BAND:
1. We perform an original song live on WGN Midday News every year.
2. Featured in Bass Player Magazine, opened for Bob Seger at The Allstate Arena, and Buddy Guy at his club, Buddy Guy's Legends.
3. We have two albums of **original music** that feature members of Kool & The Gang. Yep, members are actually playing on our records.
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All of our options in detail.
Our most current Song List.
Frequently asked questions
Could you tell us about your sound company?
We use the best sound company in Chicago (B&B Productions) and they make the stage look absolutely beautiful with two racks of stage lighting and an incredible sound system. Our sound crew walks around the room with sound levels on their Ipads, making sure the volume is abosolutely perfect. Funktastic is a high energy show, and the fact that we tour and play together 4-5 nights a week makes the chemistry in the band unlike any other typical wedding band.
Any examples of Timelines or Set Lists?
No wedding planner or need some inspiration? No problem. We'll provide sample itineraries/timelines from many other weddings we have done to assist in any planning. Some might be more creative then others, in hopes of giving you some fun ideas as far as planning the evening with the band!
Will you be set up before guests arrive?
All of the options include the performance with optional overtime, our sound company, early load in time (4 hours prior to guest arrival), and MC for any wedding formalities throughout the reception.
Are you available for travel dates?
Almost half of our private events are outside of Illinois. Your customized quote will already include any travel accommodations needed for our musicians & sound company.
Can we try it before we buy it?
YES! Coming to a performance is encouraged. Please contact the band and let us know you are interested in seeing the band perform, and we will send you our showcase dates!