Melodaires Band

Swing Band from Lake Villa, IL - Will travel up to 500 miles
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We play a variety of musical styles ranging from Dixieland, big band swing, Latin, country, to light rock & roll. We can even play light classical music before, during, or after the wedding ceremony. The band can vary in size from two to ten pieces, depending on your budget. We also have a fantastic Sinatra style entertainer available who really connects with the audience; he does Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Louie Prima, Michael Buble, etc. He wanders among the people with a cordless mic, gets others to sing with him, even dances with the ladies while singing. Our music is never too loud for the occasion, so that people can easily converse. We also perform humorous parodies which are popular in some venues. Songs from the 20's to the 70's are featured. These songs are considered as 'standards' written by this country's greatest composers such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Hoagy Charmichael, Duke Ellington, Rogers & Hammerstein. Henry Mancini, Irving Berlin, etc. Many people think of us as 'The little band with the big band sound'.
We have booked performances around the country: Houston, Phoenix, Greenbay, Davenport, Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago. We frequently play very entertaining concerts for park districts, senior centers, private parties and retirement communities. We are also heavily engaged in country club dances, weddings, anniversaries, dance clubs, birthday parties and corporate functions. We have produced six CDs todate, and can send you a demo CD.
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A GigMasters member for 10+ years

Wedding Cocktail Hour

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Words can not express how fantastic this band is. I have worked as a wedding and event planner for several years and have never come across a group better than this. They were professional, easy to work with, accommodating to all song requests, and so TALENTED! They made my wedding! If you are looking for big band / Frank Sinatra flavor- look no further you MUST hire this group.

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This band was superb. The musicians are extremely talented and the song selection couldn't have been better. Our vocalist represented the song styles beautifully. My husband and I danced the night away--which we hadn't planned to do! We were the last couple dancing and closed the reception hall. We were extremely happy and highly recommend this band.

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Anniversary Party

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We hired the Melodaires to play at my in-laws 50th Anniversary Party. They were fantastic! They played everything we had asked for and really got the crowd going. They were very accommodating to a few family members who wanted to sing. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for great entertainment for a party or wedding!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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One of the most enjoyable evenings ever! Our sincere thanks to all the band members, to Mr. Bob Duda especially! Georgia had the time of her life, and we have the Melodaires to thank for that! Our best wishes and deepest thanks to each of you. Sincerely, Wayne and Jenna McClay

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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The Melodiares made our father's 80th birthday party a hit! It was perfect entertainment and genre music for the age group we had. Most of our guests were 50+, and the songs they played were popular in that era, but the younger ones loved it too! We appreciate their promptness, professionalism and talent! We loved the singer's voice and personality! Overall, a truly fantastic night!

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The Melodaires were the best band we could have asked for at our wedding! We wanted a big band type jazz ensemble that could play a variety of genres. The Melodaires underbid other bands of that nature by a lot, but their performance could not be surpassed. They contacted us right away with a long list of music and even played a favored first dance song, "At Last" Etta James version, that wasn't on the list at the reception. On the day of the wedding we had to change locations due to weather, but Clare and the Melodaires didn't skip a beat. They showed up well dressed, on time, and in tune. I received several compliments from my friends and family. And the dance floor was rarely empty thanks to the great songs all the way till the end. Thanks Melodaires and to Gigmasters for helping us find them. It made the night even more special.

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Anniversary Party

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Fantastic. True musicians, with a passion for the music they perform. Wonderful interaction with the crowd from grandchildren to grandparents. I would recommend the Melodaires Band for ANY event in which folks enjoy the sounds of Frank, Tony, Dean, and Louis. Dare I say they are enfuago!

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The Melodaires are an excellent band, in performance, requests, and in personally handling requests. They are an ideal band for people in my age group that like dance music instead of mettalic hard rock and rap. As they play, you can converse and dance without becomming deaf. All the instruments are balanced, non is drowned out. WE, my wife and I and the guests at the reception would recommend them. Leonard J. Pasieta

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My guests were extremely happy with my selection of the Melodaires and commented positively on their musical talent and selection. The band members were friendly and accomodating as well. I am EXTREMELY pleased with the Melodaires - I've even had friends ask where they play publicly so they can enjoy their music again! Thank you Gigmaster and Thank you Melodaires!!! Best wishes - Joan Lamb

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We had nothing but compliments on the music! My Mother-In-Law raved about the band and she's tough to please!! We were so lucky that my daughter and son-in-law have such great taste in music to pursue booking your group. Mr. Clarence Alexander provided prompt responses to any questions and his suggestions provided an evening of fun for young and old alike. DJ's can't add the personal touch like a live band. Please pass along our thanks to Bob Duda and the rest of the band. You and your band members made the night special for our family and guest! Again, Thanks for making the reception exceptional Mike & Karen Callahan

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Please note Melodaires Band will also travel to Round Lake, Antioch, Grayslake, Ingleside, Wadsworth, Benet Lake, Fox Lake, Gurnee, Bristol, Spring Grove, Trevor, Camp Lake, Russell, Wilmot, Woodworth, Libertyville, Mundelein, Silver Lake, Waukegan, Mc Henry, Pleasant Prairie, Richmond, Salem, Solon Mills, Wauconda, Zion, Great Lakes, Island Lake, North Chicago, Ringwood.
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