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"The Sound Encounter Orchestra"

Cover Band from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$800 - $5000 per event
"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.

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-WEDDINGS-
"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.
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Demo CD and "live" wedding DVD demo available upon request!
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WEDDING PACKAGES are available, which can include...


CEREMONY MUSIC

"EMCEEING" (Intros, announcements,etc)

COCKTAIL/DINNER MUSIC-LIVE or DJ...(incl. New York Style weddings)

IPOD/CD music during dinner/breaks

PROFESSIONAL DJ SERVICES

LIGHTING PACKAGES (incl. Stage and/or dance floor lighting)
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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.)
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 10+ years

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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!!!

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Wedding Reception

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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+++++++++++++

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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.

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My Girl
Temptations
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Wonderful tonight
Eric Clapton
My Way
Frank Sinatra
Unchained melody
Righteous Bros.
Play that funky music
Wild Cherry
Sweet Home Alabama
Lynard Skynard
Soul Man
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Ribbon in the Sky
Stevie Wonder
Cover Band
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Picnic
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Halloween Parties
Meetings
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Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
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Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Please note "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.
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