Artist Bio

The Story: Skip the ceremony, start the party! Wedding Banned formed in
Gas City Indiana. After being dubbed, “too wild and crazy,” by their
hometown, the Banned hit the road looking for gigs. Their first break
came when they landed a Thursday night gig at The Cubby Bear in Chicago,
Il. Word spread and that performance turned into a seven month long run.
Wedding Banned filled Cubby Bear with people who wanted to see their
unique performance that combines  music, audience interaction, crazy
characters and comedy. The band relocated to Chicago.

The Music: Lot’s of 80’s, some 90’s, other surprises and songs you want
to hear. It’s your party, we just make it more awesome.

Where do they play: Wedding Banned now plays over 100 shows a year in
front of thousands of fans. Wedding Banned headlines Chicago clubs like
Joe’s on Weed Street, 115 Bourbon Street, Durty Nellies and Cubby Bear.
Wedding Banned has headlined over 50 street festivals including The
Taste of Lincoln Avenue, Belmont Sheffield Music Fest, Retro on Roscoe
and Downtown Palatine Home Fest. Wedding Banned plays several weddings
and corporate events each year. They have performed for LinkedIn, Easter
Seals, Northwestern University, Navy Pier, The City of Chicago,
GroupOn!, CDW and The Mercy Home for Boys and Girls to name a few.
Chicago Rocker Magazine: Best dance band in Chicago.
CBS Chicago: Best wedding band in Chicago.


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  • American Girl – Tom Petty
  • Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot, mish mash with Metallica
  • Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
  • Basket Case – Green Day
  • You Give Love a Bad Name – Bon Jovi
  • Beverly Hills – Weezer
  • Blister in the Sun –Violent Femmes
  • We are always learning new material, so the playlist does change:
  • American Girl – Tom Petty
  • Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot, mish mash with Metallica
  • Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
  • Basket Case – Green Day
  • You Give Love a Bad Name – Bon Jovi
  • Beverly Hills – Weezer
  • Blister in the Sun –Violent Femmes
  • Boys of Summer – Ataris/Henley
  • Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
  • Buddy Holly – Weezer
  • Careless Whisper – George Michael
  • Centerfold – J. Geils Band
  • Closing Time- Semisonic
  • Country Girl (Shake it for Me)- Luke Bryan
  • Crazy Bitch – Buckcherry
  • Creep – Radiohead
  • (I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight – Cutting Crew
  • Don’t stop Believing – Journey
  • Faith –George Michael
  • Feel Like Makin’ Love – Bad Company
  • Fight for Your Right – Beastie Boys
  • Footloose – Kenny Loggins
  • Friends- The Rembrandts
  • Here I go Again – Whitesnake/Rage Against the Machine mish mash
  • Hit Me Baby One More Time – Brittany Spears
  • Hurts So Good – John Mellencamp
  • I Believe in a Thing Called Love-The Darkness
  • I Love Rock-n-Roll – Joan Jett
  • I Like It – Enrique Inglesias
  • I Want it That way- Backstreet Boys
  • Impression that I get- The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones
  • In Da Club- 50 Cent
  • Inside Out- Eve 6
  • I Want You To Want Me – Cheap Trick
  • Jack and Diane –John Mellencamp
  • Jenny (867-5309) – Tommy Tutone
  • Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
  • Jump – Van Halen
  • Laid – James
  • Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
  • Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
  • Locked Out of Heaven- Bruno Mars
  • Moves Like Jagger- Maroon 5
  • My Own Worst Enemy – Lit
  • Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
  • Pour Some Sugar- Def Leppard
  • Power of Love- Huey Lewis and the News
  • Rebel Yell – Billy Idol
  • Rock and Roll All Nite – Kiss
  • Santa Monica- Everclear
  • Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy- Big and Rich
  • Scotty Doesn’t Know – Lustra
  • Sex On Fire – Kings of Leon
  • Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
  • Small Things – Blink 182
  • Song #2 – Blur
  • Stacey’s Mom- Fountains of Wayne
  • Summer of ‘69 – Bryan Adams
  • Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  • Sweet Home Alabama – Lynard Skynard
  • Sweet Child – G ‘N R
  • Tainted Love- Soft Cell
  • Take Me Home Tonight – Eddie Money
  • Take On Me – Aha
  • Tearin up my Heart- N’Sync
  • The Middle – Jimmy Eat World
  • Total Eclipse of Heart – Dan Band
  • Tubthumping- Chumbawumba
  • Unbelievable- EMF
  • Under Pressure/ Ice Ice Baby – Queen/ Vanilla Ice
  • Walk this Way- Aerosmith
  • Your Love – The Outfield
  • Wedding Banned

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