Artist Bio

“This Must Be the Band” is Chicago’s only and therefore best Talking Heads Tribute Band; only performing Talking Heads music, and, if possible, 3 to 4 hours at a time. Formed in May of 2007, This Must Be the Band began by playing the cov- eted pizza joint circuit, the most notable of which was the city-famous Piece Pizza in Wicker Park. Since then, the band has expanded east to NYC and west to San Francisco.

This Must Be the Band has two main dishes on their menu: the first is a succulent “All-Request Show,” with a generous helping of audience partici- pation, flavored slightly by improvisation. The second is the hailed “Stop Making Sense Re-Creation,” where the band performs note-for-note and prop-for-prop the famous Talking Heads concert film from 1984. For three years running, the band has performed this show to a sold-out crowd at the Vic Theatre and Park West in Chicago.

This Must be the Band is extremely happy to play Talking Heads music night after night because the music is just that much fun. Not only has the lead singer (Charlie Otto) been called “the illegitimate son of David Byrne,” but the band boasts its very own Tina Weymouth (Jamie Jay), Bernie Worrell (Matt Gunsaulus), Adrian Belew (Otto), and Ednah Holt (Kasey Foster).


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Talking Heads: 77

  • Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town
  • New Feeling
  • Tentative Decisions
  • Happy Day
  • Who is It?
  • The Book I Read
  • Don’t Worry about the Government
  • Psycho Killer
  • Pulled Up
  • Love→Building on Fire
  • Sugar on My Tongue

More Songs About Buildings and Food

  • Thank You for Sending me an Angel
  • With Our Love
  • Warning Sign
  • The Girls Want to be with the Girls
  • Found a Job
  • Artists Only
  • Stay Hungry
  • Take Me to the River
  • The Big Country

Fear of Music

  • I Zimbra
  • Mind
  • Paper
  • Cities
  • Life During Wartime
  • Memories Can’t Wait
  • Air
  • Heaven
  • Animals
  • Drugs

Remain in Light

  • Born Under Punches
  • Crosseyed and Painless
  • The Great Curve
  • Once in a Lifetime
  • Houses in Motion
  • Seen and Not Seen
  • Listening Wind
  • The Overload
  • Double Groove

Speaking in Tongues

  • Burning Down the House
  • Making Flippy Floppy
  • Girlfriend is Better
  • Slippery People
  • I Get Wild/Wild Gravity
  • Swamp
  • Moon Rocks
  • Pull Up the Roots
  • This Must be the Place (Naïve Melody)
  • Two Note Swivel

Little Creatures

  • And She Was
  • The Lady Don’t Mind
  • Stay Up Late
  • Road to Nowhere

True Stories

  • Puzzlin Evidence
  • Papa Legba
  • Wild Wild Life
  • Radio Head
  • City of Dreams


  • Blind
  • Mr. Jones
  • (Nothing But) Flowers


  • Popsicle
  • Clean Break
  • Genius of Love (Tom Tom Club)
  • Regiment (David Byrne and Brian Eno)
  • Strange Overtones (Byrne and Eno)
  • Life is Long (Byrne and Eno)
  • Like Humans Do (Byrne)
  • Toe Jam (BPA)
  • What a Day That Was (Catherine Wheel)
  • This Must Be the Band Talking Heads Tribute



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