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Matt Stedman Band

Chicago , IL
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Chicago, IL US (map)

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630-670-0316

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ABOUT US

Featuring world touring professional musicians with GRAMMY AWARD winning talent. Concert quality music with style, versatility, & fun. We guarantee a FULL DANCE floor & can take care of... Read more
Featuring world touring professional musicians with GRAMMY AWARD winning talent. Concert quality music with style, versatility, & fun. We guarantee a FULL DANCE floor & can take care of your ceremony, cocktails, dinner, & emceeing. Our brides = happy brides!
More specifically we take care of the following, leaving couples worry free: ~ Ceremony ~ Cocktail Hour ~ Dinner ~ Dancing ~ Master Of Ceremonies/MC (Announcements) ~ DJ Service In Between Or After Live Music ~ Coordination
We encourage you to visit us @ www.mattstedman.com Read less
Band , Ceremony Music , DJ

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians), Medium (4-6 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Blues, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Stylish & professional.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
Our set up time depends on how many band members we are performing with, where we are performing, & if a sound system is provided or if we are providing one. Set up could take as little as 30 minutes to as much as an hour and a half.
How much space do you usually require?
The amount of space we require depends on how many band members we bring and if we are performing on acoustic or electric instruments. We could require as little as a 8 X 13 foot space to as large as a 16 X 20 foot space.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We provide sound upon request.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Yes, we emcee most weddings & events.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
We always keep everyone dancing because we always perform the appropriate music at the appropriate times. We know what people want to dance to before even they do. THIS IS WHY WE ARE THE BEST!
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Our answer is available upon personal request.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes, we do if music is not already provided.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
Our answer is available upon personal request.
What is your overtime rate?
Our answer is available upon personal request.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Our answer is available upon personal request.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
Our answer is available upon personal request.

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Guitar, Piano, Violin

INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Chaz
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
The Matt Stedman Band performed with seven members at our recent wedding and completely delighted our guests. Their performance was spot on and kept everyone dancing all night. We couldn't be happier with our selection!
The Matt Stedman Band performed with seven members at our recent wedding and completely delighted our guests. Their Read more...
The Matt Stedman Band performed with seven members at our recent wedding and completely delighted our guests. Their performance was spot on and kept everyone dancing all night. We couldn't be happier with our selection! Read less
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Mary Jo
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
The Matt Stedman band played at my daughters wedding and we could not be more pleased

The entire night was full of fun outstanding music and wonderful dancing

They were able to keep the guests on the dance floor and entertained from ages 20 to 80

We even had them play an extra hour because because a guests were having so much fun
The talented musicians in the band were talked about throughout the entire event

They are unique; instrumentally exceptional and very versed in all genres of music




Mary Jo Snyder

Mother of bride
The Matt Stedman band played at my daughters wedding and we could not be more pleased

The entire night was full Read more...
The Matt Stedman band played at my daughters wedding and we could not be more pleased

The entire night was full of fun outstanding music and wonderful dancing

They were able to keep the guests on the dance floor and entertained from ages 20 to 80

We even had them play an extra hour because because a guests were having so much fun
The talented musicians in the band were talked about throughout the entire event

They are unique; instrumentally exceptional and very versed in all genres of music




Mary Jo Snyder

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Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ
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Molly
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Matt Stedman was wonderful to work with. He was very professional and organized which can be very hard to find. He helped walk us through how to keep the party going and how we should coordinate our music. The song list he provided was exactly what we were looking for. We were overly pleased with all of the songs his group could perform. Throughout the wedding planning Matt was always available for questions and was very communicative and responsive to any concerns we had. He ensured we would be taken care of on our big day; and we were! On the day of the wedding Matt was very helpful coordinating with our other vendors. When we arrived he and group was on fire! They had us and our guests dancing till the end of the night. The dance floor was packed. His group exceeded all expectations and hopes we had for our wedding. The music was lively, organized and our guests couldn't stop saying how much fun they were making the night. The talent his group holds is beyond comparison. Hiring Matt and his group was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Thank you so much Matt for all of your talent and coordination to make our day perfect. We couldn't be happier with the party you helped make unforgettable.
Matt Stedman was wonderful to work with. He was very professional and organized which can be very hard to find. He helped Read more...
Matt Stedman was wonderful to work with. He was very professional and organized which can be very hard to find. He helped walk us through how to keep the party going and how we should coordinate our music. The song list he provided was exactly what we were looking for. We were overly pleased with all of the songs his group could perform. Throughout the wedding planning Matt was always available for questions and was very communicative and responsive to any concerns we had. He ensured we would be taken care of on our big day; and we were! On the day of the wedding Matt was very helpful coordinating with our other vendors. When we arrived he and group was on fire! They had us and our guests dancing till the end of the night. The dance floor was packed. His group exceeded all expectations and hopes we had for our wedding. The music was lively, organized and our guests couldn't stop saying how much fun they were making the night. The talent his group holds is beyond comparison. Hiring Matt and his group was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Thank you so much Matt for all of your talent and coordination to make our day perfect. We couldn't be happier with the party you helped make unforgettable. Read less
Services Used: Band
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kallie
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Over the years, I've attended and been part of too many weddings count. When it was my time to get married, I knew the top components of a memorable event... plenty of delicious food throughout the night, an open bar, and a killer band. The first two are easy, because you have your tasting and can check a box for open bar, but selecting a band, unless you've heard them live before, is a little nerve-racking. I read reviews, listened to demo clips and then decided to go with Matt Stedman Band & Ring of Music. Throughout the process, from the chronological order of reception events to selecting music, Matt was there to help guide us to having the most perfect wedding reception. His amazing ability to read the crowd and keep transitions smooth, truly sets this group apart from others. Our dance floor was packed from start to finish. After our wedding, everyone, especially our music snob friends, raved about our band. Whether it's a wedding, anniversary, birthday, etc... This is the band you want!
Over the years, I've attended and been part of too many weddings count. When it was my time to get married, I knew the top Read more...
Over the years, I've attended and been part of too many weddings count. When it was my time to get married, I knew the top components of a memorable event... plenty of delicious food throughout the night, an open bar, and a killer band. The first two are easy, because you have your tasting and can check a box for open bar, but selecting a band, unless you've heard them live before, is a little nerve-racking. I read reviews, listened to demo clips and then decided to go with Matt Stedman Band & Ring of Music. Throughout the process, from the chronological order of reception events to selecting music, Matt was there to help guide us to having the most perfect wedding reception. His amazing ability to read the crowd and keep transitions smooth, truly sets this group apart from others. Our dance floor was packed from start to finish. After our wedding, everyone, especially our music snob friends, raved about our band. Whether it's a wedding, anniversary, birthday, etc... This is the band you want! Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Matt was amazing!! From the initial phone consultation to the last dance, Matt and the Matt Stedman Band delivered an absolutely perfect evening.
Matt was amazing!! From the initial phone consultation to the last dance, Matt and the Matt Stedman Band delivered an Read more...
Matt was amazing!! From the initial phone consultation to the last dance, Matt and the Matt Stedman Band delivered an absolutely perfect evening. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Matt and his band played at our wedding in July of 2014, and we couldn't have been more pleased with their performance. The band members are all tremendously talented vocally and play an array of instruments. My husband is Irish and I come from a small town, so it was important to us to have a variety in our "set list,"-- the band was able to play country, folk, and Irish tunes along with classics and crowd-pleasers. All of our guests raved about the music.

In addition, Matt had a very organized and professional approach to our reception, making sure all parties involved knew exactly what to do and where to be, when. Matt has a tremendous amount of experience-- he helped us sort our agenda for the evening, bringing up questions we hadn't thought of and making the whole program operate flawlessly.
Matt and his band played at our wedding in July of 2014, and we couldn't have been more pleased with their performance. Read more...
Matt and his band played at our wedding in July of 2014, and we couldn't have been more pleased with their performance. The band members are all tremendously talented vocally and play an array of instruments. My husband is Irish and I come from a small town, so it was important to us to have a variety in our "set list,"-- the band was able to play country, folk, and Irish tunes along with classics and crowd-pleasers. All of our guests raved about the music.

In addition, Matt had a very organized and professional approach to our reception, making sure all parties involved knew exactly what to do and where to be, when. Matt has a tremendous amount of experience-- he helped us sort our agenda for the evening, bringing up questions we hadn't thought of and making the whole program operate flawlessly. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Booking the Matt Stedman band was the best decision we made while planning our wedding. We could not have been happier with their professionalism and their talent as musicians. Every single guest at our wedding could not stop complementing how great the band and music selection was. Matt was a great MC and he was there for our every need. The Matt Stedman Band is a must have at your wedding or special event!
Booking the Matt Stedman band was the best decision we made while planning our wedding. We could not have been happier Read more...
Booking the Matt Stedman band was the best decision we made while planning our wedding. We could not have been happier with their professionalism and their talent as musicians. Every single guest at our wedding could not stop complementing how great the band and music selection was. Matt was a great MC and he was there for our every need. The Matt Stedman Band is a must have at your wedding or special event! Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
It was really important to my dad, my husband, and I to have a live band at our wedding instead of a DJ. My husband did some searching online for bands in the area and came up with the Matt Stedman Band. We decided to hire them after watching some of their youtube videos and talking to Matt over the phone. Our wedding was very DIY, it was not at a banquet hall but at the county fairgrounds, and we didn't hire a wedding coordinator so I was a little worried that things wouldn't run smoothly at the reception. Little did I know that when you hire Matt Stedman, you aren't just getting great live music, you are also getting an MC, DJ, and basically a coordinator in one. It really put my mind at ease and helped me relax on my wedding day knowing he had a whole itinerary planned out for how the reception would go, and he definitely knows how things work being that they perform at weddings pretty much every weekend! They have a very large catalog of music that they can perform and they let you choose which songs you really want to hear, and then they choose other songs to perform based on their experience of what will get people out on the floor. They also DJ during breaks so people can keep dancing. We received many compliments on the band, and everyone had a great time! The night ran very smoothly and we were so happy with how everything turned out. I would definitely recommend Matt Stedman Band to anyone who wants great live music and friendly, professional service!
It was really important to my dad, my husband, and I to have a live band at our wedding instead of a DJ. My husband did Read more...
It was really important to my dad, my husband, and I to have a live band at our wedding instead of a DJ. My husband did some searching online for bands in the area and came up with the Matt Stedman Band. We decided to hire them after watching some of their youtube videos and talking to Matt over the phone. Our wedding was very DIY, it was not at a banquet hall but at the county fairgrounds, and we didn't hire a wedding coordinator so I was a little worried that things wouldn't run smoothly at the reception. Little did I know that when you hire Matt Stedman, you aren't just getting great live music, you are also getting an MC, DJ, and basically a coordinator in one. It really put my mind at ease and helped me relax on my wedding day knowing he had a whole itinerary planned out for how the reception would go, and he definitely knows how things work being that they perform at weddings pretty much every weekend! They have a very large catalog of music that they can perform and they let you choose which songs you really want to hear, and then they choose other songs to perform based on their experience of what will get people out on the floor. They also DJ during breaks so people can keep dancing. We received many compliments on the band, and everyone had a great time! The night ran very smoothly and we were so happy with how everything turned out. I would definitely recommend Matt Stedman Band to anyone who wants great live music and friendly, professional service! Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We had the Matt Stedman Band play at our wedding reception in mid-June. We had the trio play at our cocktail hour and they provided excellent musical accompaniment while our guests were chatting and eating. We chose the fibe piece band to play at our reception and we couldn't have been happier with how they performed! This band was exceptional and we would highly recommend them! From the moment we decided to go with the band, they were so easy to work with and very helpful, honest and accommodating. Matt was an exceptional leader and made sure that we got exactly what we wanted. He went through every detail with us and walked us through the whole process which made it so easy for us. We did not have to worry about the music at all because Matt and the band had it all under control! We absolutely loved Andrea's singing and her performance of our first dance song. The band has a fabulous choice of music and was able to keep our guests dancing the whole night! We absolutely loved this band and would recommend it for anyone looking for a band. The best around! :)
We had the Matt Stedman Band play at our wedding reception in mid-June. We had the trio play at our cocktail hour and they Read more...
We had the Matt Stedman Band play at our wedding reception in mid-June. We had the trio play at our cocktail hour and they provided excellent musical accompaniment while our guests were chatting and eating. We chose the fibe piece band to play at our reception and we couldn't have been happier with how they performed! This band was exceptional and we would highly recommend them! From the moment we decided to go with the band, they were so easy to work with and very helpful, honest and accommodating. Matt was an exceptional leader and made sure that we got exactly what we wanted. He went through every detail with us and walked us through the whole process which made it so easy for us. We did not have to worry about the music at all because Matt and the band had it all under control! We absolutely loved Andrea's singing and her performance of our first dance song. The band has a fabulous choice of music and was able to keep our guests dancing the whole night! We absolutely loved this band and would recommend it for anyone looking for a band. The best around! :) Read less
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Alishia
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Matt Stedman Band provided all music for our ceremony and wedding reception on 5/17/14, and they were amazing! Matt was very approachable and easy to work with from the beginning. I had never seen the band live in person prior to booking them, only through their music online, but an hour long phone conversation with Matt put me at ease and let me know this was the right band to book for our wedding. (I was luckily able to see them live at Navy Pier a few months later, which solidified my feeling of ease, as they were amazing and so much fun!) I have always wanted a live band vs a DJ, and The Matt Stedman Band is worth every penny! They provided a guitarist and violin for my ceremony, and it was perfect! Between the birds chirping as we walked down the aisle to the beautiful music, it just set this amazing atmosphere for the ceremony. And, the reception....you guys rocked it! From keeping everything running smoothly, with Matt as the MC, to the great music keeping people on the dancefloor...they helped make our special day even more perfect and wonderful. My only complaint --- I wish they played even more songs! Thank you all, especially Matt, for helping to make our day more wonderful and memorable! ---Alishia and Paul
Matt Stedman Band provided all music for our ceremony and wedding reception on 5/17/14, and they were amazing! Matt was Read more...
Matt Stedman Band provided all music for our ceremony and wedding reception on 5/17/14, and they were amazing! Matt was very approachable and easy to work with from the beginning. I had never seen the band live in person prior to booking them, only through their music online, but an hour long phone conversation with Matt put me at ease and let me know this was the right band to book for our wedding. (I was luckily able to see them live at Navy Pier a few months later, which solidified my feeling of ease, as they were amazing and so much fun!) I have always wanted a live band vs a DJ, and The Matt Stedman Band is worth every penny! They provided a guitarist and violin for my ceremony, and it was perfect! Between the birds chirping as we walked down the aisle to the beautiful music, it just set this amazing atmosphere for the ceremony. And, the reception....you guys rocked it! From keeping everything running smoothly, with Matt as the MC, to the great music keeping people on the dancefloor...they helped make our special day even more perfect and wonderful. My only complaint --- I wish they played even more songs! Thank you all, especially Matt, for helping to make our day more wonderful and memorable! ---Alishia and Paul Read less
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