"THE SOUND ENCOUNTER ORCHESTRA" is the premier -HIGH ENERGY- wedding, corporate event, dance, and festival band in the Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana areas and has been entertaining for over 25 years. Offering vocal variety, usually 3 lead vocalists, our most popular option is our 9 piece band (as seen on many of our live videos). We also offer band options to accomodate many budgets- from 4 piece and up to a 12 piece band. Featuring great musical variety, from 40's to current, standards, motown, funk, rock, dance, swing and international music (including an extensive list of Italian music). This flexibility has allowed us to become one of the top-rated bands in the midwest. The musicians in this band have provided the entertainment at well over 1000 weddings, corporate events, and other formal events. With this much experience you can be certain that "THE SOUND ENCOUNTER ORCHESTRA" can suit the mood of any occasion, whether it's black-tux formal, semi formal, or casual. No matter which style you need, you will be happy with their professional sound and look.
"THE SOUND ECOUNTER ORCHESTRA" specializes in weddings! Over 30% of the Gigmasters weddings we book are for couples who live hundreds of miles from the Chicago area and are not able to see us live, but have put their trust in us based on our rating, videos, and most importantly, our "CLIENT FEEDBACK" and other referrals we offer. You can be confident that we will make your reception a memorable event for you and your guests. After submitting our bid, we will email a 2 page questionaire which can give you ideas regarding your individualized reception timeline that you may not have thought of.
Demo CD and "live" wedding DVD demo available upon request!
WEDDING PACKAGES are available, which can include...
"EMCEEING" (Intros, announcements,etc)
COCKTAIL/DINNER MUSIC-LIVE or DJ...(incl. New York Style weddings)
We pay the Gigmasters fee, and for your convenience, we accept deposits thru Gigmasters by CREDIT CARD and PAYPAL.
(Due to client privacy issues, we no longer show a list of upcoming dates and locations. In addition, we are often able to perform at two events in one day-morning and evening- and have not been getting bid/info requests if our calender showed a date already booked. There may be upcoming events where you can see us perform "live", please ask for this list when you submit your request to us and we will gladly provide this. Some prime Saturdays are still available for 2011. Thanks.)
Children's Birthday Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Moves like JaggerMaroon 5
Saw her standing thereBeatles
Wonderful tonightEric Clapton
My WayFrank Sinatra
Unchained melodyRighteous Bros.
Play that funky musicWild Cherry
Sweet Home AlabamaLynard Skynard
Soul ManSam & Dave/Blues bros.
Ribbon in the SkyStevie Wonder
Sweet CarolineNeil Diamond
New York New YorkSinatra
Unchain my heartJoe Cocker
You can leave your hat onJoe Cocker
Mack the knifeBobby Darin
All of meVarious
In the still of the nightThe Five Satins
I loved her firstHeartland
KC-Sunshine Band MedleyKC& Sunshine Band
Rock around the clockBill Haley & the comets
Twist againChubby Checker
Brown Eyed GirlVan Morrison
Stand by meBen E. King
Sweet home ChicagoBlues Bros.
Moon DanceVan Morrison
Shake Your body (Let's Dance, lets shout)Michael Jackson
Just the two of usBill Withers/Grover Washington jr.
Oye como vaSantana
Quando QuandoMichael Buble'
That's amoreDean Martin
Electric slideMarcia Griffiths
AmericanoBrian Setzer orch.
I Can't help myself (Sugar Pie)Four tops
Folsom Prison BluesJohnny Cash
Jump, jive and wailBrian Setzer/L.Prima
Just my imaginationTemptations
Mustang Sally/Midnite HourWilson Pickett
Ladies NightKool and the gang
SeptemberEarth Wind & Fire
Always and ForeverLuther Vandross/Heatwave
Can't Help falling in loveElvis Presley
All summer longKid Rock
Dead or AliveBon Jovi
Let's Stay TogetherAl Green
Just The Way You AreBilly Joel
Pride and JoyStevie Ray Vaughn
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of YouFrankie Valli-The 4 Seasons
Motown, Blues Bros., Sinatra, big band swing, and much more.
Wedding Reception in Tinley Park, IL on 05/28/2011
"I cannot say enough about how wonderful every single person in the Sound Encounter Orchestra is. They made our beautiful wedding all the more beautiful and it would not have been the same without them. Thinking of hiring a DJ compared to this band? Don't!
Paul is the most wonderful person to deal with from start to finish and the level of professionalism the whole band displayed cannot be beat. We put so much into the planning of our wedding and making the decision to hire The Sound Encounter Orchestra, was by far, the best decision we could have made for the entertainment for our reception. Every single guest in attendance loved the band and asked who they were!!!"
- Michael A.
Wedding Reception in South Bend, IN on 10/26/2013
"We had nothing but GREAT experiences with The Sound Encounter Orchestra! Not only were they patient and accommodating with our special requests, they were timely, professional, considerate, pleasant and amazing to deal with. They made the reception special and even learned a special song for our first dance as husband and wife...and they performed it beautifully. We would definitely recommend The Sound Encounter Orchestra to anyone wanting an upbeat band that can play songs from ALL genres (they even played the polka when someone requested it during the reception!). Their ability to take requests on the spot without missing a beat was incredible. A+++++++++++++"
- Cullen H.
Wedding Ceremony in Chicago, IL on 09/11/2010
"They played our wedding this past Saturday (11th) and it could not have gone better. Everyone had positive comments and was constantly complimenting the quality of the band. In fact my grandmother, who is a bit naive, asked "Where can I buy there CD, they are great!" I would HIGHLY recommend Paul and the Sound Encounter Orchestra. Every member was very talented. The communication was very easy, the day of the event was extremely smooth, and the follow-up was great. A very classy group all around and would be excited to work with them again."
- Charles H.
Wedding in South Bend, IN on 08/25/2007
"The band made our wedding! Every single person asked about the band and commented how great they were. People from my work already plan on hiring them for our company event and for a birthday party. I can't say enough good things about them."
- John Z.
Corporate Function in Downers Grove, IL on 09/26/2008
"THEY ROCKED!!! WE WILL DEFIANTLY ENGAGE THEM AGAIN FOR OTHER FUNCTIONS!
- Terese M.
Wedding in Deerfield, IL on 09/20/2008
"They were outstanding, so professional! I would recommend them in a heartbeat. They really made our wedding so special. "
- Lynsey O.
Club Event in Orland Park, IL on 06/27/2008
"I don't think they could have been any better. They were very professional and talented. I would highly recommend them. As a matter of fact I have already recommended them to a freind. By the way I think gigmaster is a great idea.
Frank Christiano "
- Frank C.
Private Party in Evanston, IL on 12/19/2007
"The band is terrific in every way!"
- Debbie F.
Wedding Reception in Barrington, IL on 04/18/2009
- Anabela A.
Wedding in Chicago, IL on 06/17/2006
" They were great!!!! "
- William M.
Private Party in Chicago, IL on 01/19/2008
"They were great."
- Scott S.
Wedding Reception in South Bend, IN on 11/06/2010
"Wow!Paul Nuccio was easy with which to work leading up to our event. The band accommodated several special requests: including learning some Johnny Cash and a three song medley for our first dance as husband and wife.
The band played light music during dinner which did not overpower conversation and was very pleasant in the background. After dinner, things really got swinging when they kicked off dancing music.
Our guests kept commenting on how fabulous the band was. Best of all, the band members themselves seemed to be having a great time.
Thanks so much to The Sound Encounter Orchestra for putting on such a great and personalized show for us and our guests!
In addition to Chicago, "The Sound Encounter Orchestra" will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge
and many other locations in and around the Chicago area.
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