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Soda

Bartlett , IL
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LOCATION

1273 Horseshoe Lane
Bartlett, IL US 60103 (map)

PHONE

630-483-7667

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Voted one of Chicago’s Top 5 Bands by the readers of Nitelife magazine, Soda has quickly become one of the area’s premier choices for wedding receptions. Soda is featured in the recent... Read more
Voted one of Chicago’s Top 5 Bands by the readers of Nitelife magazine, Soda has quickly become one of the area’s premier choices for wedding receptions. Soda is featured in the recent publication “The Busy Bride’s Wedding Planning Bible” (available on amazon.com and given as a free gift to all brides choosing Soda for their reception!). Soda has also received the “Brides Choice” award here on Wedding Wire the last three years.

In October of 2013 Soda performed for the wedding of Chicago chef and restauranteur Stephanie Izard (Top Chef Season 4 winner and owner of local restaurant favorite "Girl & The Goat"). Stephanie discovered Soda here on Wedding Wire and her review of the band can be found in the review section (10/6/13).

So what makes Soda so special? How about an extensive and diverse playlist that covers some of the best popular music ever written. From Frank Sinatra to Maroon 5, from Patsy Cline to LMFAO and everything in between. Classic Rock, Disco, Motown, 80's New Wave, Punk, Funk, Rap, Hip-Hop, you name it. It's all there for you to choose from. What makes Soda so special? How about an unparalleled attention to detail. With multiple lead singers and their incredible multi-part harmonies, Soda can bring an unmatched authenticity to all your favorite tunes. Take a listen to the sound samples on the Soda website and see if you agree. One of the most common comments about Soda is how much the band sounds like the original artist. A recent bride commented "Oh my gosh, when you guys started playing after the break, I thought it was still the DJ!"

And that attention to detail extends to every aspect of the band's performance. You'll be in excellent hands. Soda band leader, Rob Loar has MC’d at hundreds of weddings and can provide the support and feedback to help make your evening go as smoothly as possible. It’s like having a wedding planner for the evening of your reception, and it eliminates all the stress and allows you to “be the bride”.

And perhaps the best part of choosing Soda for your reception is the cost. With many wedding bands, especially the larger bands, you’re paying for the extra personnel. Because they may have multiple singers in addition to the instumentalists. But with Soda, the multiple singers also play multiple instruments and that saves dollars. Soda will save on space and volume, as well as saving your budget. You’ll find that Soda’s prices are hundreds of dollars less (or more) than many other bands in the area.

Soda is more than just your average "Wedding Band". Soda performs nearly 150 dates a year at clubs, festivals, park district concerts, corporate functions, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, and of course, weddings! Nearly any occasion where you'd want some great live music, Soda will provide the energy and the tunes to get your guests on the dance floor and keep them there the whole night long.

So please take a good look at all the information provided on the Soda website. We believe you'll find exactly what you need to help make the biggest day of your life a night to remember! Read less
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Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Medium (4-6 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Hip Hop, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Best band ever! We chose this band for our wedding, because multiple family members had used this band for their weddings. I was afraid of having the same band because many family members used them, but everyone still loved them. They kept people on the dance floor all night long. I would highly recommend this band to anyone.
Best band ever! We chose this band for our wedding, because multiple family members had used this band for their weddings. Read more...
Best band ever! We chose this band for our wedding, because multiple family members had used this band for their weddings. I was afraid of having the same band because many family members used them, but everyone still loved them. They kept people on the dance floor all night long. I would highly recommend this band to anyone. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Soda's performance was the highlight of the night! Rob was able to help guide us through the booking and planning process as well as make suggestions. All the band members were very professional and talented. We had overlooked the timing on the day of our wedding (we had a half hour less than we thought at our reception location) and Soda was able to change up their schedule to fit our last minute changes. I highly recommend booking Soda for your special event!
Soda's performance was the highlight of the night! Rob was able to help guide us through the booking and planning process Read more...
Soda's performance was the highlight of the night! Rob was able to help guide us through the booking and planning process as well as make suggestions. All the band members were very professional and talented. We had overlooked the timing on the day of our wedding (we had a half hour less than we thought at our reception location) and Soda was able to change up their schedule to fit our last minute changes. I highly recommend booking Soda for your special event! Read less
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Pauline
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
SODA IS AMAZING!!!! One year before my wedding I drove out to the suburbs to hear the band perform and I knew after the first song that they were the perfect fit for our Chicago wedding! For the remainder of the year Rob/Soda continued to not only help with the song choices (first dance, mother/son, father/daughter, etc.) but they also helped plan the entire sequence of events. I couldn't have asked for better team to work with! They were the highlight of our wedding and kept the party going all night long!
SODA IS AMAZING!!!! One year before my wedding I drove out to the suburbs to hear the band perform and I knew after the Read more...
SODA IS AMAZING!!!! One year before my wedding I drove out to the suburbs to hear the band perform and I knew after the first song that they were the perfect fit for our Chicago wedding! For the remainder of the year Rob/Soda continued to not only help with the song choices (first dance, mother/son, father/daughter, etc.) but they also helped plan the entire sequence of events. I couldn't have asked for better team to work with! They were the highlight of our wedding and kept the party going all night long! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Soda was amazing! They played a variety of music and really worked toward the crowd's energy! We had so many people ask for their information for future events! We would absolutely have them again. They were reasonably priced and provided top notch service!
Soda was amazing! They played a variety of music and really worked toward the crowd's energy! We had so many people ask Read more...
Soda was amazing! They played a variety of music and really worked toward the crowd's energy! We had so many people ask for their information for future events! We would absolutely have them again. They were reasonably priced and provided top notch service! Read less
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bethany
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
everyone at my wedding complimented my choice of band. the guest are still talking about how good they were and the manager of the venue said they were the best they'd ever had there--keep in mind the wedding was in downtown chicago, so they've had a lot of bands. not only were they the best of the 5 bands i considered, they were the cheapest. rob is very helpful in planning and easily dealt with my type A bride ways. they learned some new songs for our day, and even waited until the last minute to set up because they knew that i wanted my dance floor outside and just needed to make sure there was no rain coming even though it had been raining off and on all day. we ended up being able to host the entire night outside with just a few heaters and it was as perfect as we had imagined!
everyone at my wedding complimented my choice of band. the guest are still talking about how good they were and the Read more...
everyone at my wedding complimented my choice of band. the guest are still talking about how good they were and the manager of the venue said they were the best they'd ever had there--keep in mind the wedding was in downtown chicago, so they've had a lot of bands. not only were they the best of the 5 bands i considered, they were the cheapest. rob is very helpful in planning and easily dealt with my type A bride ways. they learned some new songs for our day, and even waited until the last minute to set up because they knew that i wanted my dance floor outside and just needed to make sure there was no rain coming even though it had been raining off and on all day. we ended up being able to host the entire night outside with just a few heaters and it was as perfect as we had imagined! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing band! Got everyone on the dance floor and kept the party going for the entire night. Completely blown away by how fun they were.
Amazing band! Got everyone on the dance floor and kept the party going for the entire night. Completely blown away by how Read more...
Amazing band! Got everyone on the dance floor and kept the party going for the entire night. Completely blown away by how fun they were. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Soda was absolutely amazing! All night we heard how great the band was from our guests!!
Soda was absolutely amazing! All night we heard how great the band was from our guests!!
Soda was absolutely amazing! All night we heard how great the band was from our guests!! Read less
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Emily and Ricky
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
This band is unbelievable! My wife and I found them by searching online for a local band. We saw that they were playing at an Italian restaurant close by so we went to check them out. After a couple of songs people were getting up from their tables and dancing in the middle of the restaurant. Keep in mind, this wasn't really even the kind of place that people dance at. They could clearly work a crowd and had a great sound so we booked them for our wedding.

Soda was a HUGE hit at our wedding and they were extremely professional. We had comments about them all night and people asking where we found these guys. I still have people ask me about them on a regular basis and tell us it was the most fun they have ever had at a wedding.

I would recommend Soda to anyone for any event.
This band is unbelievable! My wife and I found them by searching online for a local band. We saw that they were playing at Read more...
This band is unbelievable! My wife and I found them by searching online for a local band. We saw that they were playing at an Italian restaurant close by so we went to check them out. After a couple of songs people were getting up from their tables and dancing in the middle of the restaurant. Keep in mind, this wasn't really even the kind of place that people dance at. They could clearly work a crowd and had a great sound so we booked them for our wedding.

Soda was a HUGE hit at our wedding and they were extremely professional. We had comments about them all night and people asking where we found these guys. I still have people ask me about them on a regular basis and tell us it was the most fun they have ever had at a wedding.

I would recommend Soda to anyone for any event. Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ, , Officiant
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
We found soda through an entertainment company. If you can find a band you like I would highly recommend going through the band directly. The entertainment company is great in providing lots of options but as soon as you sign with a band, you are working with the band directly for the rest of the process and you end up paying a higher rate through the entertainment company.

Rob from Soda (the lead singer) was our main contact from start to finish. We spoke several times over the phone to discuss the set list and the flow of the evening. Rob was amazing to work with. The band put together a set list that had everyone dancing all night long. We were a little nervous about the band because we never heard them live before the night of the wedding. However, they did not disappoint. They sounded amazing. They play so many different instruments (they even had a horn!) and all of the singers sounded wonderful. They had good energy.

Even the transition when they were on break was seamless. Rob provided DJ music during the breaks so there was never a moment without music.

Rob provided great MC services throughout the evening. He introduced the wedding party and did a great job keeping everything on pace for the night (first dance, cake cutting, etc…). All of the music was timed perfectly.

If you are considering a live band (which I would highly recommend), you should consider Soda. They are one of the best wedding bands I have heard and are great to work with. Thanks for making the evening unforgettable!
We found soda through an entertainment company. If you can find a band you like I would highly recommend going through the Read more...
We found soda through an entertainment company. If you can find a band you like I would highly recommend going through the band directly. The entertainment company is great in providing lots of options but as soon as you sign with a band, you are working with the band directly for the rest of the process and you end up paying a higher rate through the entertainment company.

Rob from Soda (the lead singer) was our main contact from start to finish. We spoke several times over the phone to discuss the set list and the flow of the evening. Rob was amazing to work with. The band put together a set list that had everyone dancing all night long. We were a little nervous about the band because we never heard them live before the night of the wedding. However, they did not disappoint. They sounded amazing. They play so many different instruments (they even had a horn!) and all of the singers sounded wonderful. They had good energy.

Even the transition when they were on break was seamless. Rob provided DJ music during the breaks so there was never a moment without music.

Rob provided great MC services throughout the evening. He introduced the wedding party and did a great job keeping everything on pace for the night (first dance, cake cutting, etc…). All of the music was timed perfectly.

If you are considering a live band (which I would highly recommend), you should consider Soda. They are one of the best wedding bands I have heard and are great to work with. Thanks for making the evening unforgettable! Read less
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Al
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Great Band for a wedding and Rob was awesome to work with. He is professional, responsive and knows what kind of music to play to get people on the dance floor. The dance floor at our daughter's wedding was full the entire evening. I strongly recommend SODA for any event where people want to dance and have fun!
Great Band for a wedding and Rob was awesome to work with. He is professional, responsive and knows what kind of music to Read more...
Great Band for a wedding and Rob was awesome to work with. He is professional, responsive and knows what kind of music to play to get people on the dance floor. The dance floor at our daughter's wedding was full the entire evening. I strongly recommend SODA for any event where people want to dance and have fun! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Soda was a fantastic wedding band! We couldn't have picked anyone better. All of our guests were so impressed and couldn't stop talking about how much fun they had that evening. Additionally, as a vendor, Soda was very easy to work with, very flexible (both in terms of cost and music selection), and professional. I would definitely recommend Soda to anyone!
Soda was a fantastic wedding band! We couldn't have picked anyone better. All of our guests were so impressed and couldn't Read more...
Soda was a fantastic wedding band! We couldn't have picked anyone better. All of our guests were so impressed and couldn't stop talking about how much fun they had that evening. Additionally, as a vendor, Soda was very easy to work with, very flexible (both in terms of cost and music selection), and professional. I would definitely recommend Soda to anyone! Read less
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Well, based on others' reviews, I don't feel like I have much more to add, except to reiterate how AMAZING this band is! Most important advice, BOOK EARLY & FAST! My husband did extensive research on local bands and this was overwhelmingly the most recommended cover band, at an unbelievably fair price. This band seemed too good to be true, so we went to go see them play at a couple local restaurants and even though the female vocalist wasn't there, we immediately fell in love with this band. We were very excited about the prospect of booking this band, and were thrilled that they still had our wedding date available!

We thought (okay more the MIL thought) about getting a 5 or 8-piece orchestra to play our reception since we got married at the Knickerbocker downtown and wanted the music to reflect the mood. However, after looking at prices for these type of bands, we were definitely shocked. Even though we thought we wanted more of an orchestra type band, we realized that with a cover band as good as Soda, you get to hear all your favorite songs that really get the crowd going! The worst fear with a cover band is that the songs don't sound like the real thing, but the versatility and range of vocal ability of the musicians in Soda are really quite amazing - they nail such a huge variety of songs! When it comes down to it, your wedding is really the biggest party of your life, and choosing Soda was the best decision we made in creating an awesome party vibe for our guests! Lastly, Rob was so professional and on top of all the details, it made the planning a breeze - Thanks Rob for all your help!
Well, based on others' reviews, I don't feel like I have much more to add, except to reiterate how AMAZING this band is! Read more...
Well, based on others' reviews, I don't feel like I have much more to add, except to reiterate how AMAZING this band is! Most important advice, BOOK EARLY & FAST! My husband did extensive research on local bands and this was overwhelmingly the most recommended cover band, at an unbelievably fair price. This band seemed too good to be true, so we went to go see them play at a couple local restaurants and even though the female vocalist wasn't there, we immediately fell in love with this band. We were very excited about the prospect of booking this band, and were thrilled that they still had our wedding date available!

We thought (okay more the MIL thought) about getting a 5 or 8-piece orchestra to play our reception since we got married at the Knickerbocker downtown and wanted the music to reflect the mood. However, after looking at prices for these type of bands, we were definitely shocked. Even though we thought we wanted more of an orchestra type band, we realized that with a cover band as good as Soda, you get to hear all your favorite songs that really get the crowd going! The worst fear with a cover band is that the songs don't sound like the real thing, but the versatility and range of vocal ability of the musicians in Soda are really quite amazing - they nail such a huge variety of songs! When it comes down to it, your wedding is really the biggest party of your life, and choosing Soda was the best decision we made in creating an awesome party vibe for our guests! Lastly, Rob was so professional and on top of all the details, it made the planning a breeze - Thanks Rob for all your help! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Simply AMAZING!!!!!!! We have received SOOOO many compliments after our wedding that all start with this band!

Everyone in the room was up and dancing at all times. I felt as though the actual artist of each song must have been in the room playing because the energy was unreal. They nailed the new fun songs, and especially nailed all the old classic fun songs that everyone loves. People of all ages were exclaiming that this is the best wedding they have ever been too while on the dance floor.

Rob was so easy to with work with. He is on top of all the details and will make sure that everything is taken care of for you.

Thank you SODA! We had the time of our lives, the night would not have been the same without your MAGICAL performance.

- Amy & Brian Wilson
5/25/2013 Wedding
Simply AMAZING!!!!!!! We have received SOOOO many compliments after our wedding that all start with this band!

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Simply AMAZING!!!!!!! We have received SOOOO many compliments after our wedding that all start with this band!

Everyone in the room was up and dancing at all times. I felt as though the actual artist of each song must have been in the room playing because the energy was unreal. They nailed the new fun songs, and especially nailed all the old classic fun songs that everyone loves. People of all ages were exclaiming that this is the best wedding they have ever been too while on the dance floor.

Rob was so easy to with work with. He is on top of all the details and will make sure that everything is taken care of for you.

Thank you SODA! We had the time of our lives, the night would not have been the same without your MAGICAL performance.

- Amy & Brian Wilson
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Stewart
Wedding:
3/8/2013
5.0/5.0
This review is pretty delayed but still relevant and well deserved. We had so much fun at out wedding (3/8/13) in spite of my stepping on my bride's gown during out first dance and having her fall down. To make it worse I continued standing on her dress and she couldn't get up. That aside, Soda Rocks! They played all the songs we wanted and even learned a couple new ones just for us and they were fantastic. I don't plan to be ever getting married again but in the unlikely event that I do, I'd have Soda again at the reception. Thanks Rob and all the band.
This review is pretty delayed but still relevant and well deserved. We had so much fun at out wedding (3/8/13) in spite of Read more...
This review is pretty delayed but still relevant and well deserved. We had so much fun at out wedding (3/8/13) in spite of my stepping on my bride's gown during out first dance and having her fall down. To make it worse I continued standing on her dress and she couldn't get up. That aside, Soda Rocks! They played all the songs we wanted and even learned a couple new ones just for us and they were fantastic. I don't plan to be ever getting married again but in the unlikely event that I do, I'd have Soda again at the reception. Thanks Rob and all the band. Read less
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Maggie
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
The band was awesome! Rob was unbelievably professional and attentive to details. My husband hadn't heard them play live prior to our wedding day and he was blown away, all he could do was talk about how great they were the next day. They are great and I would recommend them to anyone.
The band was awesome! Rob was unbelievably professional and attentive to details. My husband hadn't heard them play live Read more...
The band was awesome! Rob was unbelievably professional and attentive to details. My husband hadn't heard them play live prior to our wedding day and he was blown away, all he could do was talk about how great they were the next day. They are great and I would recommend them to anyone. Read less
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Lyndsey
Wedding:
11/9/2012
5.0/5.0
We had SODA play at our wedding and we couldn't have been happier! The dance floor was packed the whole time. Soda is so versatile they can play all genres and play them well. From House of Pain to Zac Brown Band to Lady Gaga. Our guests have not stop calling to rave about how great our band was. At first, people were saying they couldn't believe it was a live band playing because it sounded so AMAZING!
We had SODA play at our wedding and we couldn't have been happier! The dance floor was packed the whole time. Soda is so Read more...
We had SODA play at our wedding and we couldn't have been happier! The dance floor was packed the whole time. Soda is so versatile they can play all genres and play them well. From House of Pain to Zac Brown Band to Lady Gaga. Our guests have not stop calling to rave about how great our band was. At first, people were saying they couldn't believe it was a live band playing because it sounded so AMAZING! Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Absolutely one of the best parts of our reception! Hands down the best band I have ever heard at a wedding before. Matter of fact we plan on going to see them where they are playing for new years. Everyone commented on how awesome they were and a few people inquired about them for a wedding they were working on. We will DEFINITELY have them again for some event. Anybody would be lucky to have them! It would be the best and easiest decision of your wedding :)

Sincerely Dustin and Jill Zavada
Absolutely one of the best parts of our reception! Hands down the best band I have ever heard at a wedding before. Matter Read more...
Absolutely one of the best parts of our reception! Hands down the best band I have ever heard at a wedding before. Matter of fact we plan on going to see them where they are playing for new years. Everyone commented on how awesome they were and a few people inquired about them for a wedding they were working on. We will DEFINITELY have them again for some event. Anybody would be lucky to have them! It would be the best and easiest decision of your wedding :)

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
What can I say, the band was awesome. They did a great job of a variety of music. Rob even provided the music and audio equipment for our ceremony.

They made the party and are wonderful to work with.
What can I say, the band was awesome. They did a great job of a variety of music. Rob even provided the music and audio Read more...
What can I say, the band was awesome. They did a great job of a variety of music. Rob even provided the music and audio equipment for our ceremony.

They made the party and are wonderful to work with. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music,
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Tom & Ashley
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
The band did a great job for us and we received compliments from many of our guests, some who asked for their business card at the reception. The dance floor was packed the entire night and the band kept the energy very high. The band also learned a song for us and sounded like the original artist. They also travelled to Michigan for us and were very accomodating. The band is very reasonable and I would highly recommend working with them for your wedding or other event. They play a wide range of music and it is really tailored to the group.
The band did a great job for us and we received compliments from many of our guests, some who asked for their business Read more...
The band did a great job for us and we received compliments from many of our guests, some who asked for their business card at the reception. The dance floor was packed the entire night and the band kept the energy very high. The band also learned a song for us and sounded like the original artist. They also travelled to Michigan for us and were very accomodating. The band is very reasonable and I would highly recommend working with them for your wedding or other event. They play a wide range of music and it is really tailored to the group. Read less
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Neil
Wedding:
9/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Deciding to book Soda to play at our wedding reception was one of the best decisions we made in planning our wedding. The first time we heard them was at Carlucci's in Downers Grove (where they often play). We only had to listen to about three songs before we decided that Soda was the band for us.

Soda has an amazing sound, great energy, and a huge cache of songs to chose from. The lead singer, Rob, was very accommodating to our needs, had great suggestions for us whenever we needed some direction, and did a spectacular job MC'ing the event. We got literally dozens and dozens of complements on the band from our guests, and Soda really knows how to pack the dance floor. We still can't believe how many of our guests stayed until the very end of our reception (at midnight) dancing.

Considering how great this band is, you would assume they would be expensive... but they weren't! Soda is very affordable and worth every single penny.

If you are looking to book a band for your wedding reception, look no further than Soda.

- the new Mr. & Mrs. Mahoney
Deciding to book Soda to play at our wedding reception was one of the best decisions we made in planning our wedding. The Read more...
Deciding to book Soda to play at our wedding reception was one of the best decisions we made in planning our wedding. The first time we heard them was at Carlucci's in Downers Grove (where they often play). We only had to listen to about three songs before we decided that Soda was the band for us.

Soda has an amazing sound, great energy, and a huge cache of songs to chose from. The lead singer, Rob, was very accommodating to our needs, had great suggestions for us whenever we needed some direction, and did a spectacular job MC'ing the event. We got literally dozens and dozens of complements on the band from our guests, and Soda really knows how to pack the dance floor. We still can't believe how many of our guests stayed until the very end of our reception (at midnight) dancing.

Considering how great this band is, you would assume they would be expensive... but they weren't! Soda is very affordable and worth every single penny.

If you are looking to book a band for your wedding reception, look no further than Soda.

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Amanda
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Soda was fantastic! They were so easy to work with and kept the dance floor hopping all night long. So much better than a DJ. Rob is very responsive and attentive. The rest of the band members are very talented. We were really happy they were able to learn our first dance song- Crazy Love by Van Morrison. They have a wide range of songs that appeals to all ages. The price is also affordable. Can't think of one bad thing to say. Hire them and you won't be disappointed!
Soda was fantastic! They were so easy to work with and kept the dance floor hopping all night long. So much better than a Read more...
Soda was fantastic! They were so easy to work with and kept the dance floor hopping all night long. So much better than a DJ. Rob is very responsive and attentive. The rest of the band members are very talented. We were really happy they were able to learn our first dance song- Crazy Love by Van Morrison. They have a wide range of songs that appeals to all ages. The price is also affordable. Can't think of one bad thing to say. Hire them and you won't be disappointed! Read less
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Matt
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
As their Website says....SODA ROCKS!! We were so excited to have a live band at our wedding and Soda certainly did not disappoint. We have had so many of our friends and relatives compliment us on having them play at our wedding. They were so versatile in the range of music played and nailed every song. We would sincerely encourage any couple considering a live band to book Soda. To Rob and the rest of the crew....YOU ROCK! Thanks again! Matt & Kristina
As their Website says....SODA ROCKS!! We were so excited to have a live band at our wedding and Soda certainly did not Read more...
As their Website says....SODA ROCKS!! We were so excited to have a live band at our wedding and Soda certainly did not disappoint. We have had so many of our friends and relatives compliment us on having them play at our wedding. They were so versatile in the range of music played and nailed every song. We would sincerely encourage any couple considering a live band to book Soda. To Rob and the rest of the crew....YOU ROCK! Thanks again! Matt & Kristina Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Anna
Wedding:
8/31/2012
5.0/5.0
AMAZING!!! I had researched several bands for our wedding and found that all of them were way over budget and not our style of music. I came accross SODA online and checked out nearby locations that they would be playing at. I contacted Rob and told him I was interested in hearing the band play and went and saw them shortly after. We had a blast!!! The music was exactly what we were looking for!! Throughout the wedding process, Rob was in constant communication with us and awesome to work with!! He made helpful suggestions that made things much easier for us to decide on!!! Wonderful people to work with!! All of our guest at the wedding LOVED the band!! Our night was amazing, thanks SODA!!!!!!!!!!!!
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AMAZING!!! I had researched several bands for our wedding and found that all of them were way over budget and not our style of music. I came accross SODA online and checked out nearby locations that they would be playing at. I contacted Rob and told him I was interested in hearing the band play and went and saw them shortly after. We had a blast!!! The music was exactly what we were looking for!! Throughout the wedding process, Rob was in constant communication with us and awesome to work with!! He made helpful suggestions that made things much easier for us to decide on!!! Wonderful people to work with!! All of our guest at the wedding LOVED the band!! Our night was amazing, thanks SODA!!!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
STOP!!!! Look no further. If it's great music,great vocals, a wide range of songs, professionalism,and all around fun your looking for,then SODA is definatly the band for you!!!!Our wedding was JUly 22,2012. Rob,Kristin,Erik,Jeff and Pat are all fantastic and super nice people!!!! This is not your average wedding band,in fact there is nothing average about SODA.They ROCK!!!! This band play's all kinds of venues.It's like having your own concert,sooo awesome.We want to thank you Rob Loar for the beautiful music at our ceremony that set the romantic mood for our I-Do's,as well as a huge thank you to Rob,Kristin,Erik,Jeff and Pat for making our wedding reception a blast!!!! I love to dance. I know some brides don't like to get on the dance floor,not me.I am a Bride who wanted to dance the night away with my Groom and thanks to Soda we got to do just that.I don't think there was a single song we didn't want to dance to.Everyone is talking about the band we had and how much fun they had and how great the band is.Even our photographer told me he was telling everyone he meets in his buisiness if they want music,then they need SODA!!!! There isn't enough space to say all the great things we have to say about this band(these people.) It was never difficult to get in contact with them,they are very flexible,their pricie is very fair,they listened to what we wanted and gave us memories of our wedding day to cherrish forever!!!!Special thanks to Kristin (who has great vocals,they all do)for making everyone feel like they were apart of the fun,from the 4 year old you gave the tamborine to and also the adults that you let help sing a song,it made for a magical night!!!! We can't thank you enough!!!!
STOP!!!! Look no further. If it's great music,great vocals, a wide range of songs, professionalism,and all around fun your Read more...
STOP!!!! Look no further. If it's great music,great vocals, a wide range of songs, professionalism,and all around fun your looking for,then SODA is definatly the band for you!!!!Our wedding was JUly 22,2012. Rob,Kristin,Erik,Jeff and Pat are all fantastic and super nice people!!!! This is not your average wedding band,in fact there is nothing average about SODA.They ROCK!!!! This band play's all kinds of venues.It's like having your own concert,sooo awesome.We want to thank you Rob Loar for the beautiful music at our ceremony that set the romantic mood for our I-Do's,as well as a huge thank you to Rob,Kristin,Erik,Jeff and Pat for making our wedding reception a blast!!!! I love to dance. I know some brides don't like to get on the dance floor,not me.I am a Bride who wanted to dance the night away with my Groom and thanks to Soda we got to do just that.I don't think there was a single song we didn't want to dance to.Everyone is talking about the band we had and how much fun they had and how great the band is.Even our photographer told me he was telling everyone he meets in his buisiness if they want music,then they need SODA!!!! There isn't enough space to say all the great things we have to say about this band(these people.) It was never difficult to get in contact with them,they are very flexible,their pricie is very fair,they listened to what we wanted and gave us memories of our wedding day to cherrish forever!!!!Special thanks to Kristin (who has great vocals,they all do)for making everyone feel like they were apart of the fun,from the 4 year old you gave the tamborine to and also the adults that you let help sing a song,it made for a magical night!!!! We can't thank you enough!!!! Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
The day we booked our venue we booked Soda to play at our wedding. It was one of the best vendors and decisions we made! I had heard Soda play before at the old McNallys in St Charles and thought they had a great range of music. I didn't want to have a DJ and be at the mercy of horrible wedding requests. Rob was very professional. He went above and beyond to learn the correct pronunciation of names for the announcements. We got a lot of compliments on the band and several guests told me it the was most fun they have had at a wedding!
The day we booked our venue we booked Soda to play at our wedding. It was one of the best vendors and decisions we made! I Read more...
The day we booked our venue we booked Soda to play at our wedding. It was one of the best vendors and decisions we made! I had heard Soda play before at the old McNallys in St Charles and thought they had a great range of music. I didn't want to have a DJ and be at the mercy of horrible wedding requests. Rob was very professional. He went above and beyond to learn the correct pronunciation of names for the announcements. We got a lot of compliments on the band and several guests told me it the was most fun they have had at a wedding! Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
After reviewing many, many bands via website and demo CDs, we chose SODA for my daughter's wedding. As fantastic as they sounded in their studio-recorded demo, they were even better playing live! From the moment Kristen amazed our guests with her dead-on rendition of Etta James' "At Last," they had a captive audience. Our guests didn't want to stop dancing to get drinks, despite our open bar, because they were having way too much fun on the dance floor! Rob Loar was a pleasure to work with, from beginning to end. We truly appreciated his flexibility in accommodating our requests. Whatever we asked or needed, he made it happen. He is an absolute professional who really knows how to deliver!
After reviewing many, many bands via website and demo CDs, we chose SODA for my daughter's wedding. As fantastic as they Read more...
After reviewing many, many bands via website and demo CDs, we chose SODA for my daughter's wedding. As fantastic as they sounded in their studio-recorded demo, they were even better playing live! From the moment Kristen amazed our guests with her dead-on rendition of Etta James' "At Last," they had a captive audience. Our guests didn't want to stop dancing to get drinks, despite our open bar, because they were having way too much fun on the dance floor! Rob Loar was a pleasure to work with, from beginning to end. We truly appreciated his flexibility in accommodating our requests. Whatever we asked or needed, he made it happen. He is an absolute professional who really knows how to deliver! Read less
Services Used: Band
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debbie
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
You guys did an awesome job!!1Everyone had a great time!! Thank you for making my daughter's wedding so special!!
Debbie Polimenakos
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You guys did an awesome job!!1Everyone had a great time!! Thank you for making my daughter's wedding so special!!
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Services Used: Band
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Lernertapper
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
SODA was amazing! We had the most lively wedding ever, and aside from having awesome friends and family, much of this can be attributed to SODA! They kept the dance floor packed all night - literally all 108 guests danced the night away. Our guests commented to us later that the band was so good and sounded so much like the bands they were covering that sometimes they forgot there was even a band playing. Prior to the wedding, Rob was very easy to talk to, and was very timely in returning phone calls, which was much appreciated and took the stress out of this part of the wedding planning. Our guests, my husband and I loved soda. They were seriously an awesome wedding band, and I would definitely recommend them to anyone desiring a band for their wedding.
SODA was amazing! We had the most lively wedding ever, and aside from having awesome friends and family, much of this can Read more...
SODA was amazing! We had the most lively wedding ever, and aside from having awesome friends and family, much of this can be attributed to SODA! They kept the dance floor packed all night - literally all 108 guests danced the night away. Our guests commented to us later that the band was so good and sounded so much like the bands they were covering that sometimes they forgot there was even a band playing. Prior to the wedding, Rob was very easy to talk to, and was very timely in returning phone calls, which was much appreciated and took the stress out of this part of the wedding planning. Our guests, my husband and I loved soda. They were seriously an awesome wedding band, and I would definitely recommend them to anyone desiring a band for their wedding. Read less
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Audrey
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Soda performed at our reception at the Woman's Club of Evanston in May of 2012 and we couldn't be any happier! First off, Rob's attention to detail and professionalism in the weeks leading up to the reception was greatly appreciated. Rob was a pleasure to work with and spent significant time with us going through the timing of the event, including introductions and first dances. The band even offered to learn a song that wasn't in their current repertoire for our mother/son dance.

On the day of the event, the band arrived well ahead of time to make sure everything was in place. Rob was an excellent MC and did a great job with the introductions, including several difficult pronunciations. Once the music started, everyone was out on the dance floor. Soda played a wide variety of music that seemed to satisfy all of our guests, regardless of age (from a 4-year-old to an 80-year-old in a wheelchair!). Throughout the course of the night and in the weeks after our wedding, my wife and I received dozens of compliments about the band. We highly recommend Soda for all of the couples out there searching for a superb, professional band. They are also a great value!
Soda performed at our reception at the Woman's Club of Evanston in May of 2012 and we couldn't be any happier! First off, Read more...
Soda performed at our reception at the Woman's Club of Evanston in May of 2012 and we couldn't be any happier! First off, Rob's attention to detail and professionalism in the weeks leading up to the reception was greatly appreciated. Rob was a pleasure to work with and spent significant time with us going through the timing of the event, including introductions and first dances. The band even offered to learn a song that wasn't in their current repertoire for our mother/son dance.

On the day of the event, the band arrived well ahead of time to make sure everything was in place. Rob was an excellent MC and did a great job with the introductions, including several difficult pronunciations. Once the music started, everyone was out on the dance floor. Soda played a wide variety of music that seemed to satisfy all of our guests, regardless of age (from a 4-year-old to an 80-year-old in a wheelchair!). Throughout the course of the night and in the weeks after our wedding, my wife and I received dozens of compliments about the band. We highly recommend Soda for all of the couples out there searching for a superb, professional band. They are also a great value! Read less
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Chicago Girl
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
We had Soda play at our reception and Diet Soda (two members of Soda that played acoustic guitars) play at the cocktail hour in October 2011. They were wonderful! They were extremely professional during the planning of the wedding entertainment and the day of the wedding. They made sure everything went off without a hitch! They even wore black ties...since their typical red ties would clash with the Copper wedding decor. :-) We had a ton of people ask us for their contact info after the wedding since they were so great. We can't thank you enough for completing our day Soda! I would recommend them to everyone. As for cost - you'd be surprised how similar in price they are to some DJs and so much more fun!
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We had Soda play at our reception and Diet Soda (two members of Soda that played acoustic guitars) play at the cocktail hour in October 2011. They were wonderful! They were extremely professional during the planning of the wedding entertainment and the day of the wedding. They made sure everything went off without a hitch! They even wore black ties...since their typical red ties would clash with the Copper wedding decor. :-) We had a ton of people ask us for their contact info after the wedding since they were so great. We can't thank you enough for completing our day Soda! I would recommend them to everyone. As for cost - you'd be surprised how similar in price they are to some DJs and so much more fun! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Soda was a wonderful part of our daughter's wedding. Their music selection was a perfect mix of standards and pop and the dance floor was always full. Rob was a pleasure to work with; he was organized and professional. Rob handled all of our music needs, from arranging for a keyboardist during the cocktail hour, to introducing the bridal party, to providing music during the dinner. Soda was incredibly reasonable, too. I recommend them highly!
Soda was a wonderful part of our daughter's wedding. Their music selection was a perfect mix of standards and pop and the Read more...
Soda was a wonderful part of our daughter's wedding. Their music selection was a perfect mix of standards and pop and the dance floor was always full. Rob was a pleasure to work with; he was organized and professional. Rob handled all of our music needs, from arranging for a keyboardist during the cocktail hour, to introducing the bridal party, to providing music during the dinner. Soda was incredibly reasonable, too. I recommend them highly! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Soda made the night at our wedding. I couldn't believe how much fun everyone had. All night people were commenting to my husband and I on how amazing the band was. I left the set list up to Rob and his crew and they did a perfect job for playing music that appealed to our crowd. The dance floor was PACKED all night! They really made the evening great. So many of our friends said it was the best wedding they've ever been to and I really think it's because of the band. They were a joy to work with, amazing at the wedding, and a realistic price (probably undercharging a little for the amazing quality of entertainment too!) Thanks so much Soda. Y'all were great!
Soda made the night at our wedding. I couldn't believe how much fun everyone had. All night people were commenting to my Read more...
Soda made the night at our wedding. I couldn't believe how much fun everyone had. All night people were commenting to my husband and I on how amazing the band was. I left the set list up to Rob and his crew and they did a perfect job for playing music that appealed to our crowd. The dance floor was PACKED all night! They really made the evening great. So many of our friends said it was the best wedding they've ever been to and I really think it's because of the band. They were a joy to work with, amazing at the wedding, and a realistic price (probably undercharging a little for the amazing quality of entertainment too!) Thanks so much Soda. Y'all were great! Read less
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Vicky and Bob
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Thank you Rob and Soda for making our Wedding day even more special! We had so much fun! Our guests are still talking about the great band we had. The dance floor was rocking all night. We didn’t want it to end. Rob and the band were very professional and great to work with. We highly recommend this band for any occasion, particularly weddings!!!

Vicky and Bob
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Thank you Rob and Soda for making our Wedding day even more special! We had so much fun! Our guests are still talking about the great band we had. The dance floor was rocking all night. We didn’t want it to end. Rob and the band were very professional and great to work with. We highly recommend this band for any occasion, particularly weddings!!!

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Sarah
Wedding:
9/16/2011
5.0/5.0
"Great music" is what all our guests said. Everyone just raved about the band. We had such a fun time and Soda did a wonderful job. Played the favorites we requested and had a good mix throughout the night that kept everyone dancing. I had a surprise guest and they intro'd him better than I even imagined!

Rob was very organized and easy to work with. They're well practiced. If they aren't booked for special events, then they play gigs at bars. We got to see them perform before booking and knew they'd be good. On top of all this, they were very reasonably priced. Much more affordable than other cover bands in Chicago (and I personally think as good or better!).

I'd highly recommend booking them for your wedding/special event/party.
"Great music" is what all our guests said. Everyone just raved about the band. We had such a fun time and Soda did a Read more...
"Great music" is what all our guests said. Everyone just raved about the band. We had such a fun time and Soda did a wonderful job. Played the favorites we requested and had a good mix throughout the night that kept everyone dancing. I had a surprise guest and they intro'd him better than I even imagined!

Rob was very organized and easy to work with. They're well practiced. If they aren't booked for special events, then they play gigs at bars. We got to see them perform before booking and knew they'd be good. On top of all this, they were very reasonably priced. Much more affordable than other cover bands in Chicago (and I personally think as good or better!).

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Adina
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Initially my husband and I heard this band at a local bar and thought they were pretty good. Throughout the planning process with Rob and the actual day we found him to be personable, professional and very hard working. The band is seriously incredible and made the day so much fun. There was barely enough room on the dance floor. They played recorded music for our ceremony, during dinner and then the band played afterwards. Rob/band were extremely organized. Would strongly recommend this band...AWESOME!!!
Initially my husband and I heard this band at a local bar and thought they were pretty good. Throughout the planning Read more...
Initially my husband and I heard this band at a local bar and thought they were pretty good. Throughout the planning process with Rob and the actual day we found him to be personable, professional and very hard working. The band is seriously incredible and made the day so much fun. There was barely enough room on the dance floor. They played recorded music for our ceremony, during dinner and then the band played afterwards. Rob/band were extremely organized. Would strongly recommend this band...AWESOME!!! Read less
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rwgiebelDPT
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Soda played at our wedding back in August. We just watched our wedding video and seeing it reminded us of how glad we were to have Soda there. Their musical talents cover the full spectrum of selections from R&B, hip-hop to country and everything in between. On top of that, Rob, played trumpet at the wedding ceremony making their contribution that much more special and integral to our day. My wife and I would definitely recommend Soda for any wedding. Also, if you are a fan of Vanilla Ice, Soda is hands down a must, throw out all the other bands and just book Soda.
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Soda played at our wedding back in August. We just watched our wedding video and seeing it reminded us of how glad we were to have Soda there. Their musical talents cover the full spectrum of selections from R&B, hip-hop to country and everything in between. On top of that, Rob, played trumpet at the wedding ceremony making their contribution that much more special and integral to our day. My wife and I would definitely recommend Soda for any wedding. Also, if you are a fan of Vanilla Ice, Soda is hands down a must, throw out all the other bands and just book Soda. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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lakemichgirl
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
We hired Soda for our daughter's outdoor wedding reception in Saugatuck, MI. The weather was challenging early in the day but Rob and his band arrived on time and were very efficient in setting up and flexible with the weather conditions. Rob even played his trumpet at the wedding ceremony at the church which set the tone for the magical night that was to follow. The dance floor was packed from the first song to the last and they played songs that appealed to all ages. Having a band for a wedding reception rather than a DJ really sets a fun tone to the evening. We had many people comment on how good the band was and what a fun night they had! I would highly recommend Soda to any future bride looking for a band.
We hired Soda for our daughter's outdoor wedding reception in Saugatuck, MI. The weather was challenging early in the day Read more...
We hired Soda for our daughter's outdoor wedding reception in Saugatuck, MI. The weather was challenging early in the day but Rob and his band arrived on time and were very efficient in setting up and flexible with the weather conditions. Rob even played his trumpet at the wedding ceremony at the church which set the tone for the magical night that was to follow. The dance floor was packed from the first song to the last and they played songs that appealed to all ages. Having a band for a wedding reception rather than a DJ really sets a fun tone to the evening. We had many people comment on how good the band was and what a fun night they had! I would highly recommend Soda to any future bride looking for a band. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Do yourself a favor and book this band. Prior to the wedding Rob made the entire process very easy to do. The only challenge we had was narrowing their awesome song list down to our favorites. At the wedding Rob was a fantastic MC and everything ran smoothly. The band was nice enough to even learn our first dances. From that point, the party never stopped at our wedding and the dance floor was packed the entire time.

The nice thing about Soda is that their music fits all ages. We saw our grandparents who are over 80 and cousins who are less than 10 dancing the night away. Rob and crew were even flexible to add an extra half hour the night of because we were having so much fun and allow the maid of honor to fulfill her lifelong dream of playing a tambourine with a band for a song. Our guests have not stopped raving about them too. You can't go wrong booking this band and you will thank yourself afterwords.
Do yourself a favor and book this band. Prior to the wedding Rob made the entire process very easy to do. The only Read more...
Do yourself a favor and book this band. Prior to the wedding Rob made the entire process very easy to do. The only challenge we had was narrowing their awesome song list down to our favorites. At the wedding Rob was a fantastic MC and everything ran smoothly. The band was nice enough to even learn our first dances. From that point, the party never stopped at our wedding and the dance floor was packed the entire time.

The nice thing about Soda is that their music fits all ages. We saw our grandparents who are over 80 and cousins who are less than 10 dancing the night away. Rob and crew were even flexible to add an extra half hour the night of because we were having so much fun and allow the maid of honor to fulfill her lifelong dream of playing a tambourine with a band for a song. Our guests have not stopped raving about them too. You can't go wrong booking this band and you will thank yourself afterwords. Read less
Services Used: Band
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smolnar
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Soda is a wonderful band. They were the highlight of our wedding reception! Their songs appeal to the entire guest list (grandparents, parents, younger friends and kids). When they finished the last song, all of our guests starting chanting "ONE MORE SONG"! It was a great moment to remember from our big day.

Rob (the main contact for the band) is very easy to work with during the planning process and the big day. He responds to questions in a timely manner and is very helpful when planning the order of the reception. He did a great job as the emcee of our event with a lot of energy.

We only wish we had another reason to throw a great big party and hire Soda again as the entertainment!
Soda is a wonderful band. They were the highlight of our wedding reception! Their songs appeal to the entire guest list Read more...
Soda is a wonderful band. They were the highlight of our wedding reception! Their songs appeal to the entire guest list (grandparents, parents, younger friends and kids). When they finished the last song, all of our guests starting chanting "ONE MORE SONG"! It was a great moment to remember from our big day.

Rob (the main contact for the band) is very easy to work with during the planning process and the big day. He responds to questions in a timely manner and is very helpful when planning the order of the reception. He did a great job as the emcee of our event with a lot of energy.

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Sara
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are so happy we hired Soda to play at our wedding. Rob was great to work with from the beginning. He returned all of my phone calls and emails promptly. He even met us at a halfway point so we could sign our contract and talk in person. Throughout the year before our wedding, we saw Soda a handful of times at local bars, which made us and our wedding guests very excited for the big day. Since Rob was so great throughout the planning process, we had no worries that Soda would surpass our expectations. Everyone was on time and professional. The band did a fantastic job keeping the party going and played all types of genres for our guests. Needless to say, everyone was sad when they announced the last song of the night. Our experience with Soda was so great, we plan to keep in touch and attend their shows when they play local bars. HIRE SODA!!
My husband and I are so happy we hired Soda to play at our wedding. Rob was great to work with from the beginning. He Read more...
My husband and I are so happy we hired Soda to play at our wedding. Rob was great to work with from the beginning. He returned all of my phone calls and emails promptly. He even met us at a halfway point so we could sign our contract and talk in person. Throughout the year before our wedding, we saw Soda a handful of times at local bars, which made us and our wedding guests very excited for the big day. Since Rob was so great throughout the planning process, we had no worries that Soda would surpass our expectations. Everyone was on time and professional. The band did a fantastic job keeping the party going and played all types of genres for our guests. Needless to say, everyone was sad when they announced the last song of the night. Our experience with Soda was so great, we plan to keep in touch and attend their shows when they play local bars. HIRE SODA!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Shawn & Amanda
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Rob and his crew were very professional and well dressed. He coordintated with us in a timely fashion and was quite helpful with helping us find the songs/versions we wanted. It was very nice to have him announce the bridal party and when dinner was being served. The music was excellent! Thank you SODA for making our celebration such a wonderful and elegant event! We had an aboslutely incredible time!!
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Rob and his crew were very professional and well dressed. He coordintated with us in a timely fashion and was quite helpful with helping us find the songs/versions we wanted. It was very nice to have him announce the bridal party and when dinner was being served. The music was excellent! Thank you SODA for making our celebration such a wonderful and elegant event! We had an aboslutely incredible time!! Read less
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Jenna Knesley
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
SODA was absolutely amazing at our wedding on June 4th. We couldn't have asked for more! Leading up to the wedding they were always easy to get a hold of, very accomodating, and Rob was extremely patient with my constant emailing!

The day of they took care of all of our introductions and announcements, recorded music through dinner, first dances, live music for almost 4 hours and then dj music after that for a couple hours!

I've never heard guests at a wedding yell "encore! encore!" like they did for SODA after the live music part of the reception but they did! The dance floor was packed the entire night and everyone was talking about SODA and the music for days after the wedding and how fabulous they were!!

It's a great feeling knowing that all of our guests had as much fun as we did at our own wedding and a huge reason is because of SODA!

I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a live band performance, and ESPECIALLY for weddings! SODA ROCKS! :)

-Jenna and Joe Knesley
SODA was absolutely amazing at our wedding on June 4th. We couldn't have asked for more! Leading up to the wedding they Read more...
SODA was absolutely amazing at our wedding on June 4th. We couldn't have asked for more! Leading up to the wedding they were always easy to get a hold of, very accomodating, and Rob was extremely patient with my constant emailing!

The day of they took care of all of our introductions and announcements, recorded music through dinner, first dances, live music for almost 4 hours and then dj music after that for a couple hours!

I've never heard guests at a wedding yell "encore! encore!" like they did for SODA after the live music part of the reception but they did! The dance floor was packed the entire night and everyone was talking about SODA and the music for days after the wedding and how fabulous they were!!

It's a great feeling knowing that all of our guests had as much fun as we did at our own wedding and a huge reason is because of SODA!

I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a live band performance, and ESPECIALLY for weddings! SODA ROCKS! :)

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Services Used: Band, DJ
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lulub31
Wedding:
10/22/2010
5.0/5.0
I have hired Soda for previous events to my wedding and they have always done an excellent job.. and since my wedding in October I have heard so many compliments from friends and family on how much fun they had and the biggest reason for that is how awesome the band was. Soda can play all genres and still sound really good regardless. If you are looking for wedding entertainment that will help to guarantee and awesome party for you and your wedding guests, I would recommend Soda!
I have hired Soda for previous events to my wedding and they have always done an excellent job.. and since my wedding in Read more...
I have hired Soda for previous events to my wedding and they have always done an excellent job.. and since my wedding in October I have heard so many compliments from friends and family on how much fun they had and the biggest reason for that is how awesome the band was. Soda can play all genres and still sound really good regardless. If you are looking for wedding entertainment that will help to guarantee and awesome party for you and your wedding guests, I would recommend Soda! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
When anyone asks us what was the best part of our whole wedding experience outside of saying our vows to each other, hands down our answer without even thinking about it was and still is...THE BAND! They went above and beyond all of our expectations! Starting with their classy physical presentation, they were prompt, ready to entertain, and provided multiple additional perks such as announcing each person in my wedding party and learning to play the song for our first dance (sounding better than Edwin McCain himself). The moment they set foot on the stage, they captured the attention of the entire wedding by mastering an excellent range of musical genres for all ages. I was continuously flattered to see anyone and everyone of my relatives, friends, and co-workers jumping out of their seat to join the party on the dance floor. Their talents continued to amaze late into the night when the band members broke into a special request of Vanilla Ice, allowing the Best Man to perform along with them; further providing a moment we will all treasure. They shook us all night long, leaving us on the dance floor, wishing that the last song would have an encore worthy of endless musical entertainment that lasted 'til sunrise. Until this day, since August 28th, 2010, people still rave about how amazing the band was. We will forever be greatful for the band's contribution to our unforgettable wedding day. Much thanks, Mr. and Mrs. Mulso, Elk Grove, IL
When anyone asks us what was the best part of our whole wedding experience outside of saying our vows to each other, hands Read more...
When anyone asks us what was the best part of our whole wedding experience outside of saying our vows to each other, hands down our answer without even thinking about it was and still is...THE BAND! They went above and beyond all of our expectations! Starting with their classy physical presentation, they were prompt, ready to entertain, and provided multiple additional perks such as announcing each person in my wedding party and learning to play the song for our first dance (sounding better than Edwin McCain himself). The moment they set foot on the stage, they captured the attention of the entire wedding by mastering an excellent range of musical genres for all ages. I was continuously flattered to see anyone and everyone of my relatives, friends, and co-workers jumping out of their seat to join the party on the dance floor. Their talents continued to amaze late into the night when the band members broke into a special request of Vanilla Ice, allowing the Best Man to perform along with them; further providing a moment we will all treasure. They shook us all night long, leaving us on the dance floor, wishing that the last song would have an encore worthy of endless musical entertainment that lasted 'til sunrise. Until this day, since August 28th, 2010, people still rave about how amazing the band was. We will forever be greatful for the band's contribution to our unforgettable wedding day. Much thanks, Mr. and Mrs. Mulso, Elk Grove, IL Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Soda played for my son's wedding at the Hotel Monaco in Chicago. Rob Loar was very professional to work with throughout all of the planning, and the guests loved the band, dancing their brains out until the very end of the evening. I especially appreciated Rob's MC skills.
Soda played for my son's wedding at the Hotel Monaco in Chicago. Rob Loar was very professional to work with throughout Read more...
Soda played for my son's wedding at the Hotel Monaco in Chicago. Rob Loar was very professional to work with throughout all of the planning, and the guests loved the band, dancing their brains out until the very end of the evening. I especially appreciated Rob's MC skills. Read less
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kmaccallum80
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
In June of 2010 we had the pleasure of having Soda perform at our wedding and we were more than pleased. As everyone knows there can be some major stressors involved with planning an event and Rob and the team made this a pleasant experience. Usually after a wedding people compliment the food or the center pieces and in our case the compliments are about the music and the band. We continue to get emails and phone calls asking about the band, what a success! The dance floor was full the entire time and the variety of music is amazing. The timeline was never off and the authentic sound is beyond impressive. We could not have imagined a more perfect day and are grateful that we found Soda. Kate and Andrew Mariani
In June of 2010 we had the pleasure of having Soda perform at our wedding and we were more than pleased. As everyone knows Read more...
In June of 2010 we had the pleasure of having Soda perform at our wedding and we were more than pleased. As everyone knows there can be some major stressors involved with planning an event and Rob and the team made this a pleasant experience. Usually after a wedding people compliment the food or the center pieces and in our case the compliments are about the music and the band. We continue to get emails and phone calls asking about the band, what a success! The dance floor was full the entire time and the variety of music is amazing. The timeline was never off and the authentic sound is beyond impressive. We could not have imagined a more perfect day and are grateful that we found Soda. Kate and Andrew Mariani Read less
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BetsyStaar
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Soda Rocks did an unbelievable job at my wedding and I have had many guests ask for their information. They did a fantastic job and really made the night a success with people dancing until we were kicked out. I did not have to worry about a thing. They have so much experience that they gave great suggestions, but were wonderfully flexible with what we were looking for. People were dancing all night long, my grandparents did not move from their tables. They stayed just to watch everyone dance. They provided such a comfortable atmosphere and people thought that the music was great so they were up and dancing as soon as the music started. I have been asked to have a 1 year anniversary party so we can have them again. They were terrific to work with and made everything very simple. Highly suggested to everyone I know.
Soda Rocks did an unbelievable job at my wedding and I have had many guests ask for their information. They did a Read more...
Soda Rocks did an unbelievable job at my wedding and I have had many guests ask for their information. They did a fantastic job and really made the night a success with people dancing until we were kicked out. I did not have to worry about a thing. They have so much experience that they gave great suggestions, but were wonderfully flexible with what we were looking for. People were dancing all night long, my grandparents did not move from their tables. They stayed just to watch everyone dance. They provided such a comfortable atmosphere and people thought that the music was great so they were up and dancing as soon as the music started. I have been asked to have a 1 year anniversary party so we can have them again. They were terrific to work with and made everything very simple. Highly suggested to everyone I know. Read less
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r0xyy1
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
BOOK THIS BAND! YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! We hired them to play at our Wisconsin wedding 09-19-09 and they completely rocked the roof off of our barn! I always preferred live music over a D.J. and am SO glad I chose this band. They were professional, on time, and sounded like the real artist every cover they played. As a picky, detail oriented bride I am hard to please and they were fantastic in every way! We had very high expectations going into the day and they exceeded those. Worth every penny. They even provided music during dinner and emceed the whole night. They are the COMPLETE package and did I mention fun too ?!?!?
BOOK THIS BAND! YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! We hired them to play at our Wisconsin wedding 09-19-09 and they completely Read more...
BOOK THIS BAND! YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID!! We hired them to play at our Wisconsin wedding 09-19-09 and they completely rocked the roof off of our barn! I always preferred live music over a D.J. and am SO glad I chose this band. They were professional, on time, and sounded like the real artist every cover they played. As a picky, detail oriented bride I am hard to please and they were fantastic in every way! We had very high expectations going into the day and they exceeded those. Worth every penny. They even provided music during dinner and emceed the whole night. They are the COMPLETE package and did I mention fun too ?!?!? Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Yep, thats right. These guys get a 5/5. We had always intended on getting a band for our wedding, but were really put off by the choices, quality, and cost of the bands in the Chicagoland area. Then one night we saw Soda out in St. Charles for a friends birthday and were so impressed we got their card on the way out.

Rob (the lead) was so great to work with. He made sure everything was smooth from the initial booking, to the end of the wedding night. Not to mention they were very accommodating and affordable. They played songs we requested, stayed away from ones were weren't so crazy about. They even played for an extra 1/2 hour the night of the wedding (we of course compensated them for it.) We were very please that the band kept the focus on the wedding, and avoided making the night about them (like I've seen at some weddings.) And Rob was a great MC he even went through the phonetic spelling of bridal party prior to getting on the mic, and in a big fat Italian wedding that really matters.

Everyone danced all night and raved about them in the days following. The best man even booked them for his wedding the following summer!

Book them, you won't be disappointed!
Yep, thats right. These guys get a 5/5. We had always intended on getting a band for our wedding, but were really put off Read more...
Yep, thats right. These guys get a 5/5. We had always intended on getting a band for our wedding, but were really put off by the choices, quality, and cost of the bands in the Chicagoland area. Then one night we saw Soda out in St. Charles for a friends birthday and were so impressed we got their card on the way out.

Rob (the lead) was so great to work with. He made sure everything was smooth from the initial booking, to the end of the wedding night. Not to mention they were very accommodating and affordable. They played songs we requested, stayed away from ones were weren't so crazy about. They even played for an extra 1/2 hour the night of the wedding (we of course compensated them for it.) We were very please that the band kept the focus on the wedding, and avoided making the night about them (like I've seen at some weddings.) And Rob was a great MC he even went through the phonetic spelling of bridal party prior to getting on the mic, and in a big fat Italian wedding that really matters.

Everyone danced all night and raved about them in the days following. The best man even booked them for his wedding the following summer!

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Scott
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Great band for a very reasonable price. Rob was very easy to work with and also quite willing to accept requests from the audience. The quality of sound was also excellent considering it was a tough outdoor venue.
Great band for a very reasonable price. Rob was very easy to work with and also quite willing to accept requests from the Read more...
Great band for a very reasonable price. Rob was very easy to work with and also quite willing to accept requests from the audience. The quality of sound was also excellent considering it was a tough outdoor venue. Read less
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valerious
Wedding:
7/2/1995
5.0/5.0
Soda is a great band! They sound like the real thing and brought a great energy to our party! They are wonderful to work with and I can't recommend them highly enough!
Soda is a great band! They sound like the real thing and brought a great energy to our party! They are wonderful to work Read more...
Soda is a great band! They sound like the real thing and brought a great energy to our party! They are wonderful to work with and I can't recommend them highly enough! Read less
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JOSEPH
Wedding:
4/26/2014
4.9/5.0
Saw Soda band at LakeCarroll party originally. We were supposed to have Ides of March at wedding, but new booking TOO expensive. Rob and the band were an obvious choice....value, professionalism, and best of all great music. People are still talking about Soda's performance at our wedding. I will hire them again for any party we have in the future. They are coming back to Lake Carroll and we will be there!!

Dr Joe and Gigi Gavron
Saw Soda band at LakeCarroll party originally. We were supposed to have Ides of March at wedding, but new booking TOO Read more...
Saw Soda band at LakeCarroll party originally. We were supposed to have Ides of March at wedding, but new booking TOO expensive. Rob and the band were an obvious choice....value, professionalism, and best of all great music. People are still talking about Soda's performance at our wedding. I will hire them again for any party we have in the future. They are coming back to Lake Carroll and we will be there!!

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Donna
Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.8/5.0
We planned our wedding date around SODA's availability. They are amazing and so talented. All generations had a wonderful time.
We planned our wedding date around SODA's availability. They are amazing and so talented. All generations had a wonderful Read more...
We planned our wedding date around SODA's availability. They are amazing and so talented. All generations had a wonderful time. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
The band leader was upset that the photographer wanted to take pictures when we were supposed to be introduced. Our guests sat for 10 minutes with music because the band didn't coordinate with the photog.
The band leader was upset that the photographer wanted to take pictures when we were supposed to be introduced. Our guests Read more...
The band leader was upset that the photographer wanted to take pictures when we were supposed to be introduced. Our guests sat for 10 minutes with music because the band didn't coordinate with the photog. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Really organized and great to work with. The music was really phenomenal, and the band members were a blast.
Really organized and great to work with. The music was really phenomenal, and the band members were a blast.
Really organized and great to work with. The music was really phenomenal, and the band members were a blast. Read less
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