elite

Dance Band from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 80 miles
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14 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2008

$2400 - $4800 per event
About
5-STARS ON GIGMASTERS! We are one of Chicago's premiere 8-piece bands. We must be doing something right with our decades of experience, countless number of weddings, corporate and private parties and festivals. From Frank Sinatra to Rihanna, Classic Rock, Funk, Disco, 50's through the 90's plus select choice hits from today's contemporary artists. We play the best of the best. No one walks away disappointed. In other words we play something for everyone. Read our reviews, talk to our references, watch our video and listen to the audio tracks.(No Lip Sync or over dubs on our demo)The core members of the band have been together for years and posses extensive "On-Stage" experience bringing you the best talent, energy and professionalism. We're very accomodating, easy to work with and will exceed your expectations. We suggest you book early many key dates get booked 6 to 12 months in advance.

elite features Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Drums a powerful three piece Horn section, and our outstanding female lead vocalist. Throw in two, three and four part harmonies and you will hear why we continue to impress audiences all over Chicagoland and the Midwest.

You and your guests will LOVE the FULL sound of our band and our diverse playlist of hits that will keep the dance floor packed. We always set-up early so we don't disturb you and your guests and play continuous music on break to keep the party going. We handle all of your announcements and introductions throughout the evening too. Contact us and see how reasonable a terrific night of "LIVE" music can be.
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10+ GigMasters Bookings

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Elite Band was nothing short of PERFECTION!!! They helped to make our wedding day Absolutely Perfect! They made all requested accomodations, encouraged us to come listen to them live before booking, and really took the time to learn about our likes and dislikes. Ken was extrememly professional and friendly... they even personalized our day with a surprise guest singer. A HUGE thanks to Ken and the Elite Band for turning my dream wedding into a reality!

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I can not say enough good things about Elite! They were absolutely fantastic. Everyone was so helpful and my questions were answered in a timely manner. I really don't know what I would have done without their input, professionalism, and knowledge of what works for receptions. I had a Vintage Hollywood themed wedding and they went above and beyond what most bands would do. They had the white dinner jackets, old fashioned microphone, and orchestra podiums which added to the overall ambiance. They assisted in getting a dinner set list that set the tone for the reception and played a wide range of music that got everyone on the dance floor! Highly Recommend!!!

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Since our wedding was in a different state, and I had never used gigmasters before, I was a bit worried about how the band would turn out. I can say that my expectations were exceeded. Ken was truly professional in the weeks leading up to the wedding, and the band was great all night. We couldn't have asked for more. I highly recommend elite!

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Loved, loved. loved the Elite Band! Our guests were so excited and impressed to have a live band during cocktails, dinner and the dance. Even more amazing was their sensational performance! Before the wedding, our families both said they wouldn't dance, but the band worked their incredible magic and the dance floor was the place to be for the entire evening! The reception was a fabulous ending to a perfect relationship from start to finish. They truly were a dream to work with. Not only were they professional, but they went above and beyond to make our life easier. Great communcation throughout. Five stars and thumbs way up!

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This band is great! We got such wonderful feedback from our friends and family that we would definitely hire them again for any future events!

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Above and Beyond! We had the Elite band for our daughter's July 3rd wedding. They were incredible! They fought the Holiday traffic from Chicago to Milwaukee. They not only gave us their all, but extra! Providing beautiful piano music for our cocktail hour. The comments the next morning were: “I can't remember the last time I stayed until the end!” The dance floor was full from the time they started until the very end of the night! They are truly Elite!

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Elite band was fabulous, our company contracted them to perform at our holiday party and we were very pleased with their performance. A special thank you to Ken Soens for helping to plan the event and exceeding our expectations.

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Elite band made the reception awesome and I will always remember how much fun was had!! Thank you very much Ken and all Elite band members!!!

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We greatly enjoyed elite's performance at our wedding. We weren't sure if our friends and family would get up and dance to a live band, but they danced all night long! They were very professional and kept everyone entertained throughout the night. Thanks guys.

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Ken was very responsive to emails and phone calls and was very enthusiastic. He was a little tentative about learning a song for our first dance, but he and the band worked really hard and pulled off a difficult song with a heavy amount of lyrics. We were so touched to be able to dance to the song we requested and it sounded fantastic. They were great at announcing the bridal party and leading the events. Guests were pleased with the variety of music they provided.

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All of Me
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At Last
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Bad Time (to be in Love)
Grand Funk
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Heart
Because you loved me
Celine Dion
Before you Accuse me
Eric Clapton
Beginnings
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Better Together
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Linda Ronstadt
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Born to be Wild
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Breathe
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Brown Sugar
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Can't take my eyes off of you
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Cherry, Cherry
Neil Diamond
Crazy Love
Michael Buble'
Dancing in the Street
Martha & The Vandellas
DJ Got us Falling in Love
Usher
Does anybody really know what time it is?
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Endless Love
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Feelin Alright
Joe Cocker
Fly Me to the Moon
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For Once in My Life
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Forever Young
The Pretenders
Forget You
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From This Moment
Shania Twain
Georgia
Ray Charles
Get Down Tonight
K.C.& the Sunshine Band
Get Ready
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Give me all your Lovin
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Good Lovin
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Hard to Handle
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Have I Told you Lately that I Love You
Van Morrision
Hella Good
No Doubt
Hit Me with your Best Shot
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Katy Perry
Hot Stuff
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Hot, Hot, Hot
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Hound Dog
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How do I Live
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Hurt So Good
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I can't get enough of your Love
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I Feel Good
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I Loved Her First
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I Saw Her Standing there
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I Will Always Love You
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I Will Survive
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I Wish
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It Had to Be You
Harry Connick Jr.
It's More than Love
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It's My Life
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It's Too Late
Carol King
I've got the World on a String
Frank Sinatra
Jump
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Jump Jive N Wail
Louie Prima
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Keep on Dancing
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Keep your Hands to Yourself
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Kiss
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La Bamba
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Last Dance
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Bonnie Raitt
Let's Stay Together
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Night Life
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No One else on Earth
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No Time
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Oh Pretty Woman
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Rihanna
Only You
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Ooh Baby, Baby
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Peter Gunn Theme
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Lady Gaga
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Corrine Bailey
RESPECT
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Saturday Night's alright for Fightin'
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Sing a Song
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Smooth Operator
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Tears on My Pillow
Little Anthony
Teddy Bear
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Thank you for Loving Me
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That's Amore'
Dean Martin
The Letter
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The Look of Love
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The Search is Over
Survivor
The Way You Look Tonight
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Them Changes
Miles Davis
Think
Aretha Franklin
Tonight's Gonna be a Good Night
Black Eyed Peas
Tush
ZZ Top
Twist & Shout
Beatles
Two is Better than One
Taylor Swift
Two of a Kind
Basha
Two Princes
Spin Doctors
Unchained Melody
Righteous Brothers
Under the Board walk
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Unforgettable
Nat King Cole
Valentine
Jim Brickman /Martina McBride
Vehicle
Ides of March
Walking on Sunshine
Katrina & the Waves
Watch What Happens
Carlos Jobim
We are Family
Sister Sledge
What a Wonderful World
Louie Armstrong
What I like about you
The Romantics
When I fall in Love
Natalie Cole
When Something is Wrong
Ronstadt/ Neville
Will you still love me Tomorrow
Carol King
Wind Beneath My Wings
Bette Midler
Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
Woolly Bully
Sam the Sham
You Never Can Tell
Chuck Berry
You Really Got me
Kinks/Van Halen
You Send Me
Sam & Dave
You Shook Me
AC/DC
Your Song
Elton John
You're Still the One
Shania Twain
You're the Best Thing
Gladys Knight
You've Lost that Lovin Feeling
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Please note elite will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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