Chicago Groove Collective

Read client reviews of Chicago Groove Collective, one of the top Chicago wedding bands that can also rock your corporate event or charity gala.

“Thank you so much for all of the pre-planning with Eleni and Steve. Derrick, the band really rocked the night of the wedding! Until the next event!” – Nicole Zenner LKEvents

“Thank you so much for being a part of our amazing wedding weekend. You guys were fantastic and the reception was just what we had hoped for! Thank you for keeping the party going and dealing with the “ONE MORE SONG” chanting – EVERYONE had the BEST time! Hope to see you again soon – thanks again! - Eleni and Steve 7/18/15

“My wedding was a huge success! This band was wonderful! People are still talking about them! Derrick did a great job reading the crowd and knowing what songs to play to get them up on their feet.” – RachelChicago wedding band Chicago Groove Collective

“Dear Jeff, I wanted to send a note to thank you and Katy for all of the pre-work done for the Yao-Blasco wedding. I also want to thank Derrick and the Chicago Groove Collective for a rockin’ party! The dance floor was always packed and everyone had the best night. I look forward to working together again soon!” – Warmest regards, Nicole Zenner – LK Events

CGC was bad ass, everyone is still talking about how great they were. Really great times were had by all and I was completely soaked to the bone from all the dancing. Some of the guys told me their feet hurt for a week cause they danced so much. It was awesome and if I ever hire a band for anything I do again it will be CGC. It was the best decision I made next to getting married. Derek rocked and he nailed the requests unbelievably. Some people couldn’t believe it was a cover band, they thought it was the real deal…Thanks again for the awesome throw down!” 
 – Jack

“I just wantFirst dance Chicago Groove Collectiveed to let you know that the band exceeded all of our expectations (which were high to begin with). Our group of friends/family aren’t much for dancing but the band had them out there all night. Each of the 350 people at the wedding that I talked to raved about the band. They were blown away at their quality and professionalism.” – Michael


“Let me tell you (CGC) rocked. I grew up around music and have a true appreciation for how talented the musicians are and how good they sounded together. This group is a fantastic mix of experienced musicians who executed flawlessly with a minimal amount of direction. Case in point: after handing over some sheet music and a couple YouTube clips, Chicago Groove Collective played two classic Ukrainian tunes. Roksy’s mother told me that she has listened to these songs thousands of times but the band played the best version she ever heard. I was totally impressed.” – Jon

“Hands down the best band I’ve heard live. The music was just what the mood required. We never once wondered “why are they playing that?” They facilitated a non-stop frenzy of family and friends dancing and smiling. Chicago Groove Collective was the investment of a lifetime. All week long I could hear the music in my head and I thought about how fun my own wedding was!” – Stephanie

“The band was great and really worked within our budget to provide exactly what we needed. They met with us beforehand and took great care in ensuring they understood our event style and the music we liked. The dance floor was full all night and they played songs that all ages enjoyed!” – Liz

“Thank you for a great night of dancing to the Chicago Groove Collective. You should be very proud of the quality of music and professionalism of your staff. It was a pleasure doing business with you.” – Kelly

“I can not say enough good things about Stitely. They played at my wedding & we got so many compliments! Everyone had a blast. Not to mention, they totally saved the day for my ceremony music. A friend that was supposed to play guitar for us backed out at the last minute, they found a guitarist immediately, and I couldn’t have been happier with how it turned out.‎” – Debra

“Guests are still talking about how great the band was. I cannot even begin to explain how happy we were with the performance. The band totally exceeded even our highest expectations. – Chris and Kristen

“Wow! How do we even begin to thank you for making our reception so exceptional? You are a phenomenal group of musicians who kept all of our guests dancing until the end! We thank you for your talent and professionalism. People are still talking about how wonderful you were! We wish you nothing but success in the future.” – Megan and Tom

“Everyone thought the Chicago Groove Collective was fabulous! We are so glad we found Stitely. You and your team were very helpful and easy to work with. We had a great celebration!” – Terri and Greg

“We are back from our honeymoon and wanted to make sure we told you that everyone RAVED about you guys! Pretty much everyone we spoke to (from 29 years of age to 75 years of age) absolutely loved the music. We are so thrilled with the way everything turned out. So, THANK YOU for making our wedding so special and so much fun!!!” – Lisa and Keith

“You and your crew were awesome. Just awesome. I wish I could tell you all of the wonderful compliments you received at our reception — but there are too many to list!” – Brian and Holly

“We are STILL talking about how awesome you guys were at the wedding. We had so much fun!! Our friends and family voted “The Band” the best part of the wedding.” – Amy and Tom

“Nick does not like to dance and even boycotted the dance classes I signed up for to prepare for our first dance. Well, during our reception, he liked the music so much that he danced all but five songs. Dancing all night with my new husband to songs we both liked really made my wedding day for me.” – Kathleen and Korb

“You were friendly, helpful, flexible and willing to do everything you could do to accommodate us. You are very talented – we loved your presence at the wedding – created great atmosphere. We couldn’t have been happier with how things went. Thank you for doing a wonderful job.” – Emily and Tim