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UpBeat Music Productions - UpBeat Band & UpBeat Orchestra

Chicago , IL
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3615 North Ashland Avenue, UpBeat Music Productions | Chicago Wedding Bands
Chicago, IL 60613 US (map)

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773-296-9296

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ABOUT US

Looking for a Chicago Wedding Band? UpBeat packs the floor with our Dance party by design Our Professional Emcee takes care of everything. Reviews. Read about our consistent high quality... Read more
Looking for a Chicago Wedding Band? UpBeat packs the floor with our Dance party by design Our Professional Emcee takes care of everything. Reviews. Read about our consistent high quality work. Our customized planning administration is all about you. Your wedding should be a joyous occasion - we help organize the planning process and make it easy Classics. Contemporary. Customized. See our UpBeat Chicago Wedding Bands & Chicago Wedding Orchestra Videos!


The UpBeat Band and UpBeat Orchestra is one of Chicago's most exciting and creative party bands. The quality of our preparation, performance and musicianship is the reason we get so many referrals, and I invite you to see for yourself. Our 5-7 piece UpBeat Band, and 10-14 piece UpBeat Orchestra is a great value with proven reliability. We take pride in creating an amazing dance party celebration, and for myself, Kari, Ebonie, and our entire group, we really care about personalized attention and details that make your event truly special. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you! –Michael Cascio

Why Choose UpBeat?

Quality Musicianship

Our group is a real family of exceptional and versatile talent – and having played together extensively, you won’t see our musicians “buried in the sheet music.” Our musicians are career pros, most with music degrees. Our front line has national performance credits ranging from The Temptations to R Kelly. Also, our front vocalists project a warm, distinctive, and fun presentation, making the dance floor inviting, and when appropriate, will tastefully interact with the audience. We take pride in creating an amazing dance party celebration.

Dance party by design

Our orchestra rehearses song medleys that seamlessly segue from one song to another, and create a balanced “dance party” momentum by design. With our insight, experience, and musical preparation, we go the extra mile to make sure all the important music and hosting details you choose are executed perfectly. Also, we like to plan music and dance party concepts that makes the event special and distinctive–for example, at a recent dance party, we had the bridesmaids join the band on stage for the last chorus of the salsa party song ‘Hot Hot Hot’ – this was a huge hit with the family. Also, with our commitment to customized wedding planning, we put great care in organizing tasteful music selections, specialized arrangements, and dance party concepts that you envision for your event, including swing/jazz, R&B, Motown, Disco, Salsa, Rock, Funk, ballads, contemporary pop and classics – our large and versatile song list spans the last five decade

A great value with proven reliability

Are you looking for a world class band at the best price? UpBeat's five members are all lead vocalists and multi-instrumentalists, and we achieve a big polished sound at the best value in Chicago. When we say we are ‘Chicago’s entertainment source,’ what we mean is that you are not paying a group of salespeople, a middleman, or exorbitant premiums to get a world class group – including all administration, sound and lights. The complete service we provide is all ‘in house’ – we don’t job out sound or AV, we have a dedicated pro sound engineer, and with our insight, experience, and preparation, we go the extra mile to make sure all the important details you choose are executed perfectly – including necessary rehearsal, specialty songs, and custom arrangements. You can view our extensive client list and sourced references on our site, and we invite you to come see us perform! Complete planning, necessary hosting, pro tech support – such as use of cordless mics, is always included at no extra charge. Chicago's UpBeat Wedding Band! Read less
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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, Big Band, Blues, Calypso, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I don't normally write reviews on things but I had to on this group as they were nothing but amazing. From the beginning Michael worked with us on the type of wedding party we wanted to have and was able to put together a great set list for the night. The band was amazing and even took the time to learn a few songs for us including our first dance song. I can not tell you how many of our guest came up to us at the end of the night saying that the band was amazing and wished they could have played all night. Michael took the time at each to really get to know us and our music style and was able to work around our schedule.
I don't normally write reviews on things but I had to on this group as they were nothing but amazing. From the beginning Read more...
I don't normally write reviews on things but I had to on this group as they were nothing but amazing. From the beginning Michael worked with us on the type of wedding party we wanted to have and was able to put together a great set list for the night. The band was amazing and even took the time to learn a few songs for us including our first dance song. I can not tell you how many of our guest came up to us at the end of the night saying that the band was amazing and wished they could have played all night. Michael took the time at each to really get to know us and our music style and was able to work around our schedule. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Michael Cascio, UpBeat Band & UpBeat Orchestra were the perfect band for our wedding! They were very professional and are extremely talented musicians. My wife and I had the time of our lives dancing the night away at our wedding. I am a drummer and I sat in with the band for a song. It was a lot of fun. I highly recommend UpBeat to everyone! Thanks Michael!
Michael Cascio, UpBeat Band & UpBeat Orchestra were the perfect band for our wedding! They were very professional and are Read more...
Michael Cascio, UpBeat Band & UpBeat Orchestra were the perfect band for our wedding! They were very professional and are extremely talented musicians. My wife and I had the time of our lives dancing the night away at our wedding. I am a drummer and I sat in with the band for a song. It was a lot of fun. I highly recommend UpBeat to everyone! Thanks Michael! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Michael and the Upbeat Orchestra were simply phenomenal. They put together a great plan ahead of time for the wedding so that everything flowed smoothly. They used our preferences for music and also suggested certain other songs to make sure there was an eclectic mix everyone would enjoy. They even learned a couple of songs that we requested. They promised that people would be out on the dance floor and enjoying themselves, and they truly lived up to it. I have never seen a bigger crowd consistently out on a dance floor for an entire evening. Simply put, everyone at the Upbeat Orchestra was fantastic and I highly recommend them!
Michael and the Upbeat Orchestra were simply phenomenal. They put together a great plan ahead of time for the wedding so Read more...
Michael and the Upbeat Orchestra were simply phenomenal. They put together a great plan ahead of time for the wedding so that everything flowed smoothly. They used our preferences for music and also suggested certain other songs to make sure there was an eclectic mix everyone would enjoy. They even learned a couple of songs that we requested. They promised that people would be out on the dance floor and enjoying themselves, and they truly lived up to it. I have never seen a bigger crowd consistently out on a dance floor for an entire evening. Simply put, everyone at the Upbeat Orchestra was fantastic and I highly recommend them! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Where to start?! UpBeat performed at our wedding and they were TRULY amazing. Michael took a lot of time with us and our wedding planner in preparation for the day to make sure the music and timing was exactly what we wanted. They assisted with audio for the ceremony (on the same site) that turned out beautifully and then it was time for the dancing to start. My husband and I were nervous because we had only seen videos of their performances but from the first note we were COMPLETELY blown away by the sound, quality, and professionalism of the band. Not only did they provide the amazing non-stop dance party we were looking for, but they stuck it out through a crazy rainstorm to make the most memorable day of our lives even more so. People are still talking about the dance party and how the band was the best they've ever seen. We really can't say enough about them and would hire them all again in a heartbeat. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU UpBeat!
Where to start?! UpBeat performed at our wedding and they were TRULY amazing. Michael took a lot of time with us and our Read more...
Where to start?! UpBeat performed at our wedding and they were TRULY amazing. Michael took a lot of time with us and our wedding planner in preparation for the day to make sure the music and timing was exactly what we wanted. They assisted with audio for the ceremony (on the same site) that turned out beautifully and then it was time for the dancing to start. My husband and I were nervous because we had only seen videos of their performances but from the first note we were COMPLETELY blown away by the sound, quality, and professionalism of the band. Not only did they provide the amazing non-stop dance party we were looking for, but they stuck it out through a crazy rainstorm to make the most memorable day of our lives even more so. People are still talking about the dance party and how the band was the best they've ever seen. We really can't say enough about them and would hire them all again in a heartbeat. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU UpBeat! Read less
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Scott
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Michael and the Upbeat Orchestra performed for our wedding and they were terrific! Michael was so organized and professional - everything ran so smoothly. We used their violin and piano players for the ceremony and they were able to learn and play beautifully some custom music that we requested. The band was so flexible and they learned songs that we requested for the reception. My Dad is a musician and they even allowed him to perform a couple of songs with them! We couldn't believe how accommodating they were, but mostly we let Michael do his thing because he really knows what he is doing. They truly made our wedding a special night and an event that will always be remembered. We had so many guests tell us it was one of the most fun weddings they have ever attended, and it is all thanks to Michael and his incredible band!
Michael and the Upbeat Orchestra performed for our wedding and they were terrific! Michael was so organized and Read more...
Michael and the Upbeat Orchestra performed for our wedding and they were terrific! Michael was so organized and professional - everything ran so smoothly. We used their violin and piano players for the ceremony and they were able to learn and play beautifully some custom music that we requested. The band was so flexible and they learned songs that we requested for the reception. My Dad is a musician and they even allowed him to perform a couple of songs with them! We couldn't believe how accommodating they were, but mostly we let Michael do his thing because he really knows what he is doing. They truly made our wedding a special night and an event that will always be remembered. We had so many guests tell us it was one of the most fun weddings they have ever attended, and it is all thanks to Michael and his incredible band! Read less
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Dirk
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Upbeat performed at my daughters wedding. Michael and the band did an outstaning job of keeping the dance floor packed for the entire 3 hours. PLUS the musice played during cocktails and dinner was perfect. PLUS Michael made the everning run very smooth by putting together a timeline on every minute. Thus i was able to relax and party knowing exactly when i needed to give my toast etc. Very organized, professional, talented. What really made the evening was that I think the Band enjoyed themselves as much as the guests. It was one big party! You can not go wrong with Upbeat Orchestra.
Dirk Barenbrugge- Father of the Bride!!!!!!
Upbeat performed at my daughters wedding. Michael and the band did an outstaning job of keeping the dance floor packed for Read more...
Upbeat performed at my daughters wedding. Michael and the band did an outstaning job of keeping the dance floor packed for the entire 3 hours. PLUS the musice played during cocktails and dinner was perfect. PLUS Michael made the everning run very smooth by putting together a timeline on every minute. Thus i was able to relax and party knowing exactly when i needed to give my toast etc. Very organized, professional, talented. What really made the evening was that I think the Band enjoyed themselves as much as the guests. It was one big party! You can not go wrong with Upbeat Orchestra.
Dirk Barenbrugge- Father of the Bride!!!!!! Read less
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Brian and Arielle
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Dear Michael and UpBeat band! Thank you so much for playing our wedding! Everyone there said you were the best band they had ever heard at a wedding. We cannot thank you and your band enough for giving us the dance party of our dreams. Everyone was so impressed by your band! We have had multiple people tell us it was the best wedding they had ever been to, and we couldn't have done it without you! We are also so grateful to your team for being so supportive and inclusive of my cousin Alain. Michael and his team were gracious enough to let my cousin Alain play several songs with the band and it was so wonderful! I know it was so special for him and all of us, so thanks again for being so flexible and trusting of his talent. We will be sure to tell everyone who asks for advice on selecting bands how great you were. We HIGHLY recommend UpBeat Music Productions for your wedding! You will be more than happy with your choice if you select them!! :-D
Dear Michael and UpBeat band! Thank you so much for playing our wedding! Everyone there said you were the best band they Read more...
Dear Michael and UpBeat band! Thank you so much for playing our wedding! Everyone there said you were the best band they had ever heard at a wedding. We cannot thank you and your band enough for giving us the dance party of our dreams. Everyone was so impressed by your band! We have had multiple people tell us it was the best wedding they had ever been to, and we couldn't have done it without you! We are also so grateful to your team for being so supportive and inclusive of my cousin Alain. Michael and his team were gracious enough to let my cousin Alain play several songs with the band and it was so wonderful! I know it was so special for him and all of us, so thanks again for being so flexible and trusting of his talent. We will be sure to tell everyone who asks for advice on selecting bands how great you were. We HIGHLY recommend UpBeat Music Productions for your wedding! You will be more than happy with your choice if you select them!! :-D Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
We worked with Upbeat Orchestra for our August 2013 wedding and had a blast! We had a 9 piece orchestra (with an extra horn added on last minute), and the music was awesome. Upbeat has such great talent in both singers and musicians that every song we asked them to play ( and the 2 songs we asked them to learn for us) was fantastic. Upbeat kept the dance floor packed all night from start to finish and played a wide array of tunes that everyone from our friends to our grandmothers could enjoy.

Michael is great to work with and extremely professional. We met with Michael in person and went over our playlist multiple time to ensure we were all on the same page. He was very adamant that our wedding would have nothing less than perfection on the musical front and Upbeat delivered. Michael did a great job emceeing our wedding and kept the party rolling. Weeks after our wedding, our guests were still taking about how incredible our band was!
We worked with Upbeat Orchestra for our August 2013 wedding and had a blast! We had a 9 piece orchestra (with an extra Read more...
We worked with Upbeat Orchestra for our August 2013 wedding and had a blast! We had a 9 piece orchestra (with an extra horn added on last minute), and the music was awesome. Upbeat has such great talent in both singers and musicians that every song we asked them to play ( and the 2 songs we asked them to learn for us) was fantastic. Upbeat kept the dance floor packed all night from start to finish and played a wide array of tunes that everyone from our friends to our grandmothers could enjoy.

Michael is great to work with and extremely professional. We met with Michael in person and went over our playlist multiple time to ensure we were all on the same page. He was very adamant that our wedding would have nothing less than perfection on the musical front and Upbeat delivered. Michael did a great job emceeing our wedding and kept the party rolling. Weeks after our wedding, our guests were still taking about how incredible our band was! Read less
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Trina
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
I don't have enough positive things to say about Michael and the Upbeat Orchestra. From the very first meeting, it was clear that Michael was very customer-focused and detail-oriented in terms of making every little piece of the reception move like clockwork, and it did! He was very knowledgeable and able to make a lot of great recommendations to us - I was really overwhelmed with the details of planning our event and he was SO helpful. He was so amazingly responsive through the entire process - honestly I would have never expected this kind of high-level customer service from a band. Before we booked this band, we went to see them perform, we were standing outside of the ballroom of some corporate event, and MORE THAN ONE set of people came up to us saying things like "that band is amazing! you should go in there!!" Needless to say, we booked them shortly thereafter. The performance they gave at our wedding was phenomenal! Our guests - young and old- could not stop complimenting the band, people were like "where did you FIND these guys?!?!" They were very open to learning something new for us, and they learned not one but two new songs at our request, one of which we used for our first dance, and I was SOOO happy with the way that turned out! I will never forget it. Our guests were partying on the dance floor all night, there was never a lull! On top of all this, the band is having FUN doing what they are doing- which is SO important! The 10 piece orchestra gives a real "wow" factor, and their pricing is very reasonable. They offer a great variety of music as well and really work with you to customize your experience. If you are looking to book a wedding band please do NOT miss the opportunity to book the Upbeat Orchestra, you will be more than pleased with your decision. Other than that, I can't say much else other than I will never be able to thank Michael and the Upbeat Orchestra enough for making our wedding reception absolutely perfect!
I don't have enough positive things to say about Michael and the Upbeat Orchestra. From the very first meeting, it was Read more...
I don't have enough positive things to say about Michael and the Upbeat Orchestra. From the very first meeting, it was clear that Michael was very customer-focused and detail-oriented in terms of making every little piece of the reception move like clockwork, and it did! He was very knowledgeable and able to make a lot of great recommendations to us - I was really overwhelmed with the details of planning our event and he was SO helpful. He was so amazingly responsive through the entire process - honestly I would have never expected this kind of high-level customer service from a band. Before we booked this band, we went to see them perform, we were standing outside of the ballroom of some corporate event, and MORE THAN ONE set of people came up to us saying things like "that band is amazing! you should go in there!!" Needless to say, we booked them shortly thereafter. The performance they gave at our wedding was phenomenal! Our guests - young and old- could not stop complimenting the band, people were like "where did you FIND these guys?!?!" They were very open to learning something new for us, and they learned not one but two new songs at our request, one of which we used for our first dance, and I was SOOO happy with the way that turned out! I will never forget it. Our guests were partying on the dance floor all night, there was never a lull! On top of all this, the band is having FUN doing what they are doing- which is SO important! The 10 piece orchestra gives a real "wow" factor, and their pricing is very reasonable. They offer a great variety of music as well and really work with you to customize your experience. If you are looking to book a wedding band please do NOT miss the opportunity to book the Upbeat Orchestra, you will be more than pleased with your decision. Other than that, I can't say much else other than I will never be able to thank Michael and the Upbeat Orchestra enough for making our wedding reception absolutely perfect! Read less
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Alexandra
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
The best and most important decision of the wedding is always the music. It is what changes a fun wedding to an INCREDIBLE one. From the very start they were extremely responsive and more importantly excited to play for us. We had them play the entire event, ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner hour and dancing. Literally there was not one moment the dance floor wasn't packed. We had a great planning session and Michael really was able to pick up on what we loved and what type of vibe we wanted. Although I had many favorite moments, one of the last songs “Shout” topped the night! I cannot say enough about the quality, the enthusiasm, professionalism that this group brings. There is no need to keep shopping around The Upbeat Orchestra is a 110% the way to go!
The best and most important decision of the wedding is always the music. It is what changes a fun wedding to an INCREDIBLE Read more...
The best and most important decision of the wedding is always the music. It is what changes a fun wedding to an INCREDIBLE one. From the very start they were extremely responsive and more importantly excited to play for us. We had them play the entire event, ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner hour and dancing. Literally there was not one moment the dance floor wasn't packed. We had a great planning session and Michael really was able to pick up on what we loved and what type of vibe we wanted. Although I had many favorite moments, one of the last songs “Shout” topped the night! I cannot say enough about the quality, the enthusiasm, professionalism that this group brings. There is no need to keep shopping around The Upbeat Orchestra is a 110% the way to go! Read less
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