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Bands and Ceremony Music and DJs and Planner in Chicago, IL,
(630) 670-0316
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  • 202 Reviews


    Brittany Cederberg

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  • We really enjoyed working with Matt, Liz, and the rest of the band! From the beginning Matt was very thorough and reassuring that all our guests at the wedding would have a great time and be on the dance floor. They were easy to talk to and responded to all our questions from the start. From having a dance background and working in the industry with a dj company, I knew our choice in music could make or break our wedding night. They knew exactly which songs would be better to play at the beginning versus the end of the night. They gave us playlists for us to go through to choose our music, which we loved doing together. In those playlists, they had songs that if chose them, they guaranteed guests to dance to them. My husband and I have different tastes in music and they definitely were able to make us both happy! I also had a surprise dance for my husband and they did a great job of not having it on our timeline, but playing it at the correct time during the night. Our guests com... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Hi Brittany, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Liz, our team, and I truly enjoyed working with you. Our musicians mentioned that the dancing at your wedding was simply amazing and they had an outstanding time performing for you! They had just as much fun performing for you as you and your guests had dancing! :) Brittany, thank you again for your compliments, and we appreciate you having us as a part of your special day & night!

    Nicole Petrancosta

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  • We cannot thank Ring of Music and Matt enough for everything they did for our special day. My husband and I knew from the beginning that the band/DJ was going to be one of the most important aspects we needed to pull off the wedding of our dreams. After seeing ROM perform at one of our friends weddings, we reached out to Matt where his initial phone call walked us through the entire process. We immediately booked with ROM and it was the best decision we could have made. Our contact Liz, reached out to us a couple weeks before our wedding and after talking with her, she immediately knew the vibe we were going for and gave us amazing recommendations. During our cocktail hour we were able to have a pianist that truly made cocktail hour magical. ROM absolutely delivered the best night during our reception. My husband and I have never seen a dance floor so packed throughout an entire wedding until ours! This was one thing we knew we wanted from the very beginning, a packed dance floor, and ... Read more

    Amanda Owens

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  • My husband insisted on having live music for our wedding - I was on the fence, but we found Ring of Music and I am so glad we did. From the moment we first contacted them, I knew we were going to be happy with them. Matt was extremely helpful and professional in answering our questions, describing different packages, and working with our budget to make sure we could have the music we wanted. At our wedding, the emcee was fabulous and the music was incredible! Everyone was dancing and having a great time - they were able to use some of our special songs that weren't on their playlist. Overall, I absolutely recommend Ring of Music - they were affordable, professional, and FUN!

    Jodi E

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  • WOW. WOW. WOW. Just hire this band. Do it now. THE END. ...just kidding. What a stellar group of personalities and skillful musicians. We hired this band, managed by Matt Stedman and they were easily the highlight of our reception. Working with Matt from the beginning was a breeze and we appreciated immensely, his *major* attention to detail. He was so above board in making certain that this portion of our event was perfect. No stone was left unturned, literally. We cannot say enough about the band. The singers were major showstoppers and belters. I mean, they could sing anything and delivered their vocals like nobody's business! They were amazing at leading the crowd and keeping everyone out on the dance floor. The guitarist shredded on his Les Paul and played even the most complicated riffs in various songs, with the ease of a total pro. The drummer, the backbone to the group, could pound out anything from hard-hitting rock to nuanced R&B; the bass player was locked in ti... Read more

    Kassie F

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  • Ring of music killed it at our wedding!! One of the most important aspects of our special day was the dance floor. After attending previous weddings where no one danced, I wanted to be 100% sure that our dance floor would be packed. That is exactly what the situation was at our wedding! ROM learned the crowd quickly and after doing this for so long, were able to ensure my dance floor was packed. Matt was super helpful the months leading up and was always quick to respond to my several emails. You will NOT regret going with them! There’s a reason they have such ravishing reviews! So happy we went with them, and you will be too! :)

    Sue

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  • I am the mother of the bride. My daughter chose Matt by reviews and we Never heard them until our wedding! It was the best decision we made! They made my daughters wedding an event! I am still hearing about how much fun the wedding was! The dance floor was packed all night! At one point I watched as my guests were belling laughing they were having so much fun! I would book them again when my son gets married!!!!

    meghan

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  • Wedding planning can be stressful and it can seem like no one has your best interest in mind during the process - but from the first time meeting Matt, to the bands actual performance at our wedding, it was almost too good to be true. To start, Matt takes the time to truly understand what you want for your big day and has the years of experience to provide all the advice and recommendations you want when planning your big day. We, like many, have never planned a wedding or big event and Matt made sure no small detail was overlooked leading up to the day. With all the stresses of wedding planning, he made the process relieving and FUN. Matt carefully makes sure that the event coordination and song selection will be perfect for what you have planned. One our big day, the band was ahead of schedule to our ceremony (Chicago Yacht Club) ensuring perfect set-up and sound. And once again, the band was there for cocktail hour and our dinner reception at the River Roast. Having Ring of... Read more

    Sarah

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  • Matt Stedman & Ring of Music - Thank you for making my wedding!! As someone who has planned events for 15 years I was very cautious and analytical when it came to hiring my vendors. Matt Stedman exceeded my expectations (something I rarely am able to say). I will go into the live music in a moment, but the attention to detail and responsiveness that Matt gave to my wedding the 9 months leading up to it was profound. As someone who was very nervous about being unable to see the band live before hiring them, trust me when I say - DO NOT BE!!! They are amazing, professionals, and can work a crowd better than anyone I've seen. Music was very important to us and we wanted our 225 guests on the dance floor the whole time - they were! Thank you Matt for all your time and for delivering the perfect band for my wedding.

    Jessy Tapper

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  • The Ring of Music Band & Orchestra absolutely ROCKED our wedding night. I had family and friends stopping me all night long (and for days to follow) to tell me specifically how much they LOVED the band! It was our number one priority, no matter what else happened, to make sure our wedding was just an amazing party for our guests with a non-stop packed dance floor - and the Ring of Music Band delivered! Without a doubt. My husband and I are pretty big music fans, and we cared a lot about what would be played and DJd throughout the night - making sure we had something for everyone there and that all of our favorites got some air time. And Matt was so thorough and thought through every last detail with such care, we both knew exactly what we would be getting - leaving me with absolutely nothing to worry about leading up to the big day. Which was really just the cherry on top of one of the best nights of our life. Thank you so much, Matt & Ring of Music team! I still tear up thinking about... Read more

    Sara Haar

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  • Ring of Music Band & Orchestra went above and beyond our highest expectations! From the very first phone conversation that we had with the ROM coordinator my now husband and I were confident that we chose the right group. They are very professional, organized, talented, personable and detail-oriented. They made our wedding day S P E C I A L , S T R E S S-F R E E and just plain F U N. They provided our instrumentals for our ceremony, cocktail entertainment and were the highlight of our reception [our guests, ranging from 3-91, were on the dance floor ALL night]. There are a lot of entertainment companies that provide wedding music; however, there are not a lot of entertainment companies that can successfully satisfy the Bride & Groom's preferences AND give their guests an evening to remember! ROM did just that and they are a one-of-a-kind band. We would give them 10 out of 10 stars given the option!! p.s. Our venue contact even complimented them on their respectfulness and professional... Read more

    Vickie

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  • The Ring of Music band members were truly professionals. They arrived on time and set up smoothly and the night went on without a hitch. The emcee was also really good about keeping a strict timeline (down to the minute) so that nothing spilled over into cake cutting time or first dance, etc. All of our family and friends were impressed by their performance and great vocals. We highly recommend them!

    Brendan J Clarke

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  • The Ring of Music Band was awesome...thank you so much! The evening was perfect, with intimate ceremony music, a piano soloist for our family cocktail hour and the live band that rocked the house for about 100 guests. I've got to admit that the venue was great and food and bar was outstanding but by far and away, the music is what everyone has been talking about since Saturday night. Thank you again Matt and the team for helping our celebration be a party to remember. Brendan and Mo

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    Brendan & Maureen, thank you so much for having our group for your special day and night! We really appreciate your amazing compliments! Your guests were also very complimentary to our musicians as well, and they feel truly appreciated. We are so thankful you chose us for your entertainment, and I know our musicians had just us much fun performing for you as you and your guests had dancing and singing along to our music!

    Linda Benck

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  • The Matt Stedman Band was phenomenal from our first meeting to the day of our wedding, Matt and his team were extremely passionate and dedicated to providing an exceptional experience for my husband and I and our guests. Our Emcee & Bandleader for our day was Andrea Miologos and she was nothing short of phenomenal! We received endless compliments of how amazing our band was! The group was incredibly talented. We also hired MSB for our ceremony musicians. We had a violin and guitar. The music was absolutely perfect! Our day was a bit on the colder side with our ceremony outside in 50 degree weather and they never complained. In advance of the wedding we received a full email of information that had thought through everything. Once we submitted our wedding day details we had a follow up call to review all aspects of the day so we were on the same page. The Matt Stedman Band is prepared and they will not stear you wrong. They came highly recommended to us and I can say without a doubt I ... Read more

    Michelle

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  • So great to work with this band! Matt was very helpful with everything. We worked together to create a set list that reflected us as a couple. An incredibly talented band in every way. The guitarist/singer for our ceremony was a stand out! Many compliments from our guests about them.

    Erin

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  • Matt Stedman & the Ring of Music Band & Orchestra were truly the best decision my now husband and I made for our wedding day! I always knew a band would be the best choice for us, and once we heard Ring of Music at another family member's event (plus the fact that they came highly recommended to us by several others), we knew we had to have them!!! Matt made the entire experience truly fool proof; he was clear, communicated well, explained everything in amazing detail, and honestly made our wedding day feel easy. I was never stressed or worried about timing, and the band was INSANELY great! I received many comments from guests later about how impressed they were with the level of energy and talent from the performers. Speaking as a professional musician myself, I could not believe the level of skilled musicians and singers we got to experience on our own special wedding day! Choosing Ring of Music was all I ever wanted and more for our day - if you aren't using them, you're making... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Erin, thank you so much for your wonderful review! It really means so much because you wrote this as both a bride AND A PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN. The highlight of the night for for everyone, including our band, was you singing "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" with our group! You would have made Pat Benatar very proud! Erin, thank you again, as we were more than thrilled to be a part of your special day & night!
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