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Bands in Chicago, IL,
(630) 771-0212
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 65 Reviews


    Mark Droste

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  • Our wedding was a few weeks ago now, and still the first thing I hear from our guests is how awesome the band was! Kara and the rest of SRO kept the dance floor completely packed all night, at some points there wasn't enough space for everybody on the dance floor. They have a great variety of music old and new and are willing to learn anything that they may not already know. I was thoroughly impressed by how they kept energy high by stringing songs together and flowing from one to the next without slowing down. On top of a great performance the day of the wedding, Kara made everything music related fun and easy all the way leading up. They provided music for us throughout the entire evening from the cocktail hour through dinner, down to the very last song. They made no fuss going between playlists and live music and curated everything we asked for. In addition Kara was a great MC all night for the entire event through all of the speeches and everything else. I could not give a ... Read more

    Glen Kesselring

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  • We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in June at our beautiful farm in SE Iowa. Standing Room Only entertained for our celebration . Our guests absolutely loved them and danced all evening. We highly recommend Standing Room Only.

    Monte Lamb

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  • SRO exceeded our expectations in every way. The musicians were tight, the vocals were superb, and they were responsive to our requests for the types of music that we wanted for our anniversary party. The members were so friendly and helpful in making sure that they were prepared before the event and even visited the venue beforehand so they would know what type of sound equipment to bring and how to plan their setup. All of this meant for a great performance that everyone enjoyed immensely. I will recommend them to anyone for any type of party where live music can add to the festivities.

    David Murad

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  • SRO made our event even better! Kara was great to work with, and our conference attendees really enjoyed the music and entertainment. If you're looking for a professional, talented and overall great entertainment for your event, I can't recommend Standing Room Only highly enough.

    Marty Dubin

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  • SRO was an absolute treat, and the perfect enhancement for our wedding. They took our music likes and dislikes and formed a program for the night that was exactly what we wanted, even though it may not have been "the usual requests." Their rendition of "Shout" was SPOT ON. And they knew exactly when to keep the energetic beats going, and when it was time to give everyone a breather with a slow song. And Kara was a perfect emcee for the evening: she kept the speeches and pace quick at the beginning, then made sure everyone had a good time the rest of the night. I would happily recommend them to anyone who wants a live band for their special day.

    Nicolette Cannon

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  • We booked SRO for our wedding reception and HOLY COW were they amazing! And I know we weren't just being biased because even now we still have wedding guests telling us how much they loved our reception band and how amazing the music was. The whole band was exceptionally talented, professional and organized. 10/10 would recommend booking them for your wedding / event!!!

    Melissa

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  • My Dad insisted I work with my sister’s band from a decade ago! I however wasn’t so sure... it’s been a decade and did I really want my sister’s wedding band to play?! Heck yes I did! Working with Kara and the rest of standing room only was in the end one of my most confident decisions I made for my wedding day. Kara was there for me in the process and her and I worked on an extra special project for my groom. Thank you Standing Room Only for making my wedding day So Much FUN! You guys blew all of my guests out of the water that they keep talking about the night weeks later! They were such a pleasure to have we loved every moment!

    Keaton Connell

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  • Simply put! They are the best band you could have for your wedding! They were the talk of the reception. Everyone loved them and couldn't get enough of them. The dance floor was filled the whole night!!

    Tabitha Galloway

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  • Really accommodating and so easy to work with. We had SO much fun at our reception!! If you want everyone dancing at your wedding, this is the band you should go with.

    Stephanie

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  • You guys. Stop here! Look no further. Standing Room Only was one of the BEST decisions we made for our wedding and I would choose them again in a heartbeat! The dance floor was packed from beginning to end with people of all ages! They absolutely killed it. I don’t think many of my college friends left the dance floor the entire night. Family and friends called us after the wedding to say they have never seen that many people still on the dance floor at midnight. There was hardly a break between songs - they just kept rolling! Amazing!! In addition to the reception, we used SRO for ceremony music and cocktail hour music. There were multiple options to choose from for both - we went with an acoustic guitar and violin for the ceremony and the jazz trio for the cocktail hour. I would HIGHLY recommend these options!! I distinctly remember hearing the processional song I chose as I walked down the aisle and thinking how beautiful it was. Kara was fantastic to work with throughout the ... Read more

    Maria

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  • My husband and I recently booked Standing Room Only for our wedding and they were FABULOUS! The dance floor was packed all evening long. They truly catered their playlist to what our guests wanted to hear throughout the evening, and we received SO many compliments on their sound throughout the night and even after the big day. Kara and her team are professional, responsive, talented, and fun. FIVE STARS AND TWO THUMBS UP!

    Robert

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  • Kara & all the Standing Room Orchestra members were outstanding. My thanks go out to Kara & all the SRO band for making my daughter's wedding on December 30, 2017 a huge success. From the many hours of planning to the final song of the night, it all came together seamlessly, just as Kara said it would. Just give her the ball and she rolls with it (no worries) Just dance your fears away and that's what we all did. They were a tremendous success on & off the dance floor. Kara, thank you again & see you & SRO this summer at yet another family wedding.

    Sarah

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  • SRO played our wedding in July 2017 at Prairie Production. Their String of Sound Trio did our ceremony music, we did the solo guitar during cocktail hour, and then the seven piece band for the reception. All were AMAZING. The band killed it! Dance floor was packed the entire night and our guests were constantly coming up to us asking about how we found the band and raving about how much fun they were. Throughout the planning process, SRO was very responsive and kept in close contact with us. Kara was so helpful and always responded quickly when we had questions. She was a pleasure to work with! In addition to how awesome the band was, we were also very pleased with the price. So worth it! Thank you for making our wedding so fun, SRO!

    Grace Friedman

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  • The most AMAZING band!! As a bride, one of your biggest hopes is that your guests will dance their butts off all night long at your wedding, and SRO made it happen!! We had a diverse mix of people of all ages and I received compliments from EVERYONE about what an outstanding band we had. Perfect mix of classic and contemporary songs, wonderful singers, and just a dynamic group overall. I truly can't say enough good things about them. If you are looking for unbelievable sound with a huge range of songs to choose from, SRO is your band. As the band leader, Kara especially blew us away. She went out of her way to meet with me, my (now) husband, and my mom months before the big day to go over every single detail, from ceremony music to cocktail hour to our first dance to the toasts to reception. Kara was on top of every detail and helped make the night so beautiful.

    Mark

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  • The Standing Room Only band contributed to the success of our daughter and son in law's weeding celebration. They are professional, dependable and dress appropriately for the style of the wedding night. High quality performance, great sound, great presence from the minute the wedding started to when it ended and they were happy to keep the party going for an additional time. The dance floor was packed the entire night. They met the newlyweds and our expectations. We would highly recommend them, and in fact our snobby music friends all said they were one of the best wedding bands ever.
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