Feb 15 2013

The UPBEAT BAND rocks Hilton Chicago Indian Lakes Resort New Years Eve 2013 - A Rockin’ New Years Eve Ball!

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The UPBEAT BAND was proud to ring in 2013 with A Rockin’ New Years Eve Ball at Hilton Chicago Indian Lakes Resort NYE 2013!

The UpBeat Band performed a balanced mix of contemporary and classics for guests ages 21 to 91 - an exciting variety of today’s latest dance fav’s, including “Call Me Maybe” (Carly Rae Jepson) “Party Rock Anthem” (LMFAO), “I Gotta Feeling” (Black eyed Peas), “California Gurls” (Katy Perry), all of Lady Gaga’s best dance hits such as “Poker Face, Bad Romance,” etc., “Tik Tok” (Keesha), “All the Single Ladies, Crazy In Love” (Beyonce) etc., “Hey Ya” (OutKast), to name a few. UpBeat will also mix in a good variety of classics, including Sinatra swing, Motown and R&B classics (including UpBeat’s popular medley of Jackson Five / Aretha Franklin / Temptations standards), UpBeat will ‘get down’ with 70’s funk, including “Play That Funky Music” and “Staying Alive,” and upbeat fans at this event will demanded the 80’s Retro, including “Don’t Stop Believing,” “Billie Jean” and “Living On A Prayer.”  And UpBeat rock out with a great variety of classics, ranging from “The Twist,” “Jessies’s Girl,”  ”You Shook Me All Night Long” and “Summer of ‘69″ to name a few!

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This special concert featured UpBeat’s “soul-singing-superstar-funkmaster” Curtis Bryant, Chicago’s very own vocal virtuoso Nicole Kestler, insanely-multi-talented (3 musicains in one!) pianist/vocal Reid Spears, UpBeat’s secret weapon guitar hero virtuoso Casey Ostrowski (aka “KC”), the lovely and talented vocal artistry of Karla Beard-Leroy, and Mike Cascio on Drums.

Please visit our UpBeat Band Facebook Page

What a way to ring in the New Year!!

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Photography By Joanna Kozek

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Dec 25 2012

The UPBEAT BAND will ring in 2013 with A Rockin’ New Years Eve Ball at Hilton Chicago Indian Lakes Resort on December 31, 2012!!

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The UPBEAT BAND is excited and proud to announce that we will ring in 2013 with A Rockin’ New Years Eve Ball at Hilton Chicago Indian Lakes Resort on December 31, 2012!!!!

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For Reservations call Special Event Hotline 630-894-3800

The UpBeat Band will perform a balanced mix of contemporary and classics for guests ages 21 to 91 - an exciting variety of today’s latest dance fav’s, including “Call Me Maybe” (Carly Rae Jepson) “Party Rock Anthem” (LMFAO), “I Gotta Feeling” (Black eyed Peas), “California Gurls” (Katy Perry), all of Lady Gaga’s best dance hits such as “Poker Face, Bad Romance,” etc., “Tik Tok” (Keesha), “All the Single Ladies, Crazy In Love” (Beyonce) etc., “Hey Ya” (OutKast), to name a few. UpBeat will also mix in a good variety of classics, including Sinatra swing, Motown and R&B classics (including UpBeat’s popular medley of Jackson Five / Aretha Franklin / Temptations standards), UpBeat will ‘get down’ with 70’s funk, including “Play That Funky Music” and “Staying Alive,” and our fans at this event will demand the 80’s Retro, including “Don’t Stop Believing,” “Billie Jean” and “Living On A Prayer.”  And UpBeat will rock out with a great variety of classics, ranging from “The Twist,” “Jessies’s Girl,”  ”You Shook Me All Night Long” and “Summer of ‘69″ to name a few!

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This special concert will feature UpBeat’s “soul-singing-superstar-funkmaster” Curtis Bryant, Chicago’s very own vocal virtuoso Nicole Kestler, insanely-multi-talented (3 musicains in one!) pianist/vocal Reid Spears, UpBeat’s secret weapon guitar hero virtuoso Casey Ostrowski (aka “KC”), the lovely and talented vocal artistry of Karla Beard-Leroy, and Mike Cascio on Drums.

Please visit our UpBeat Band Facebook Page (click here)

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You can read more about this UpBeat performance on the Chicago Tribune (click here)

and Hilton Chicago Indian Lakes Facebook Page (click here)

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What a way to ring in the New Year!!

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Photography By Joanna Kozek

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Chicago IL 60613


Mar 25 2012

UpBeat Band & UpBeat Orchestra Wins Wedding Wire’s 2012 Brides Choice Award for Chicago Band!

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{ChicagoIL} – March, 2012WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce Chicago wedding bands The UpBeat Band & UpBeat Orchestra has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for Band!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, The UpBeat Band & UpBeat Orchestra was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed Chicago wedding clients.

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The UpBeat Band & UpBeat Orchestra is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.
“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate The UpBeat Band & UpBeat Orchestra for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”

We are happy to announce that The UpBeat Band & UpBeat Orchestra is one of the very best Bands within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012.
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Nov 15 2011

The UPBEAT BAND performs for Mary and Dave’s Wedding at Chicago Illuminating Company!

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Only one problem with this performance: Security had to ask people to stop dancing on the furniture!!!! What an exciting gig for the UPBEATBAND.com!!!  Our entire group was excited and proud to perform our music with heart and soul in celebration with the family - and we enjoyed rehearsing and performing “Let My Love Open The Door” (Pete Townshend), You Make Me Feel So Young (Sinatra),  preparing customized sets, etc., to make the event special. We customized the set with mostly classics (that Mary chose), and several contemporary, including “I Got A Feeling.” After the party, KC (our guitar hero) and our vocalists agreed this was one of the very best dance celebrations we ever played for!  UpBeat also learned special songs for the Father/Daughter Mother/Son dances. Mary became friends with the band during the planning process, and was nice enough to write a review for our upbeat chicago wedding bands on Martha Stewart’s Site:

” …Michael Cascio and the Upbeat Band were the highlight of our wedding day! The learned songs especially for our wedding which we thought was perfect for us because we have a large variety of songs/music that we wanted to hear. They played for hours and no one left the dance floor the entire night. The only problem we had was the people wanted to dance on the furniture (that is obviously against what we signed in our venue contract ;) Looking back at picture, everyone is so happy and laughing and jumping all over. It really shows us how great the upbeat band was! People were chanting - ONE MORE TIME, ONE MORE TIME! after songs that they would play! I can’t thank them enough. My husband and I can’t wait to go see them at festivals or other venues they play at..…” -Mary and Dave

You can read the entire review for this event and others at:

The UpBeat Band Featured On Martha Stewart Weddings

Mary and Dave Wedding, Chicago Illuminating Company

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Nov 14 2011

The UpBeat Orchestra Performs For Tammy & Sam’s Wedding at Doubletree Chicago Northshore!

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Very exciting performance for UPBEAT ORCHESTRA.com! “In Your Eyes” (Peter Gabriel) was the bride and groom’s first dance - beautiful song, very romantic - Tammy wanted an all inclusive dance party right from the start, and half way through the song, 250 family/friends joined them on the dance floor! This was our typical non-stop variety dance set, and we played one hour, 20 minute sets. Tammy is a huge Celine Dion fan, and we were happy to learn “I Drove All Night” and “My Heart Will Go On.” UpBeat also learned special songs for the Father/Daughter Mother/Son dances. Tammy became friends with the band during the planning process, and was nice enough to write a review for our upbeat chicago wedding band on Martha Stewart’s Site:

” …After meeting with a few different bands in Chicago we decided to hire Michael Cascio and the Upbeat band. Michael took the time to listen to our needs and was always 100% reliable in answering phone calls or emails. The amount of time which he put into planning the perfect wedding was more then we could have asked for. He even took the time to learn songs specifically for our wedding. His talent and knowledge helped create a magical evening with amazing music starting with the ceremony and up until the last song of the night. The dance floor was full all night long!!! We definitely recommend Michael Cascio and his band for your upcoming event…He will not disappoint.…” -Tammy and Sam

You can read the entire review for this event and others at:

The UpBeat Band Featured On Martha Stewart Weddings

Tammy  & Sam, Doubletree Chicago Northshore

Photo by Joanna Kozek

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3615 N. Ashland Ave. Suite 1S

Chicago IL 60613

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Aug 24 2011

UpBeat Band Performs Dance Party Concert at Stage 151!

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The UpBeat Band took Stage 151 by storm on August 12, 2011.  Many long time fans came to this exhilarating concert, and UpBeat made a great many new friends too!  Stage 151 is Chicago land’s premier live concert stage at Harrah’s in Joliet, and UpBeat is a great fit for this venue, performing a versatile playlist for a variety of guests, and musically connecting with everyone.  UpBeat delivered a high energy dance party set, including requested  ”I Gotta Feeling,” “Don’t Stop Believing,” “Living On A Prayer,” “Proud Mary” contemporary fav’s including “California Gurls,” Lady Gaga,  also Motown R&B classics, 80’s retro, and 70’s funk.

This special concert featured UpBeat’s “vocal funkmaster” Curtis Bryant, soul-singing-superstar Victor Bryant, vocal virtuoso Karla Beard-Leray, insanely-multi-talented (3 musicains in one!) pianist/vocal Reid Spears, UpBeat’s secret weapon guitar virtuoso Casey Ostrowski (aka “KC”), funky bass by Tyrone Allen, soulstress Precious Taylor, and Mike Cascio on Drums.

PHOTO GALERY FOR THE EVENT:

Photography by Diana Gordon

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3615 N. Ashland Ave. Suite 1S

Chicago IL 60613


Jun 30 2011

UpBeat Band Performs Dance Party Celebration for DePaul MBA Association!

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The UpBeat Band was proud to perform for the DePaul MBA Association celebration on June 10, 2011!  The party was held at Galleria Marchetti, Chicago, and included current graduates (who were honored at this event), lifetime members, many future (class of 2012) members, and DePaul University faculty.  UpBeat’s first set was a dynamic variety of contemporary jazz, and after the speeches/presentation, UpBeat delivered a high energy dance party set, including requested  ”I Gotta Feeling,” “Don’t Stop Believing,” “Living On A Prayer,” contemporary fav’s including “California Gurls,” Lady Gaga hits, “Tik Tok,” also Motown R&B classics, 80’s retro, and 70’s funk.

PHOTO GALERY FOR THE EVENT:

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UpBeat would like to give a very special thanks to Laura Anderson, DePaul MBA association’s 2011 event manager; Laura really did a great job organizing this entire production, she deserves much credit for raising the bar at this year’s event, and we thank her for her diligent planning / management skills.

We would also like to thank Shaun Washington (class of 2012 Vice President) and Michael Jackson (class of 2012 President), who are very promising entrepreneurs, and friends of the band.  For the dance party, UpBeat dedicated the Michael Jackson hit “Don’t Stop Till You get Enough” to the class president!

Finally, on a personal note, this was a special gig for me (Michael Cascio, band leader), because I am a proud graduate of DePaul School Of Music.

Photography by Victor Brensen

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Mar 31 2011

The UpBeat Band Performs For Audrey & Joseph at Glenview Country Club!

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“Oh What A Night” was the bridal party dance, and indeed it was a wonderful night.  This was our typical non-stop dance party, and we were happy to play a few last minute requests for the bride’s family visiting from out of town.  The UpBeat Band enjoyed learning a few new tunes for this event, especially “Song For You” (Michael Buble), which was their first dance  - very romantic.  Audrey was nice enough to write a review for our Chicago wedding band on The Best Chicago Weddings:

” …Michael really took the time to make our wedding truly special and unique! They had everyone on the dance floor the entire evening. Great variety of music for all guests. I highly recommend The Upbeat Band. It was definitely one of the best decisions we made in planning our wedding…”

You can read the entire review for this event and others at:

The UpBeat Band Featured On The Best Chicago Weddings

Audrey & Joseph,  Glenview Country Club

Photography by Joanna Kozek

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  3615 N. Ashland Ave. Suite 1S
  Chicago IL 60613


Oct 20 2009

THE UPBEAT BAND Headlines at HeresChicago’s 3rd Annual End of Summer Bash at Hard Rock Chicago!

The UpBeat Band was proud to headline at this exhilarating event, and Emmy Award winner for Alternate Media and GM of HeresChicago, Jim Grillo, created an uproar as he sat in with UpBeat and sang “Sweet Caroline.”  From Sinatra to Santana, The UpBeat Band performed classics spanning the last five decades…especially noteworthy was the Michael Jackson tribute medley.  Another wonderful guest, renowned Blues artist Lynn Jordan, sat in with UpBeat and sang “Let The Good Times Roll.”  …and the good times certainly did at this event!!

The third annual HeresChicago Summer Bash was THE special event for the summer of 2009…the annual event has become Chicago’s highly anticipated top standard, and it sold out faster than a rock concert, with many industry planners wishing they had registered early….it featured Chicago’s newest and most innovative meeting and event ideas, all listed on HeresChicago.com!

The event was produced by HeresChicago.com
Very special thanks to our venue host, Tara Hippensteel, at the Hard Rock Chicago.  Tara rocks!
Very special thanks to event hostess Keri Miller, In The Loop Chicago, Keri knows how to rock!
Live music entertainment and audio production was provided by UpBeat Music Productions
Very very special thanks to Michael Mach, CMP, of Mach Events who stage managed this jam packed event.  His planning skills rock!
Photography was provided by Joanna Kozek. View photo gallery and download pics at http://gallery.joannakozek.com/g/summer_bash. Video was provided by Jan Muller Co.

Here is a complete list of all the sponsors and exhibitors who really brought this event to life:

www.HeresChicago.com, www.UpBeatMusicProductions.com, www.HardRockCafe.com, In The Loop - Chicago, www.showdepartment.com, Resolution Digital Studios, Coach USA/megabus.com, O’Hare-Midway Limousine Service, Broadway In Chicago, Carey Driving Success, M&M The Special Events Company, Total-Event.com, Mach Events, M Special Events Company, US POKER SERIES, PhotoBoothExpress.com, Brazzaz, Broadway in Chicago, Buca di Beppo, Cubby Bear Wrigleyville, Carey Transportation, Chicago Sailing, Color and Company, ComedySportz Theatre, Entertainment Cruises, ESPN Zone, Group Travel Directory, Heidel House Resort & Spa, Le Colonial, Lettuce Entertain You, Maichef Cuisine Inc., Melrose Park Indoor Grand Prix, Pheasant Run Resort, Sheraton Suites Elk Grove, The Business Ledger, Amalfi Hotel, Ben Mahoney Productions, Bonsoiree, Chicago Trolley, Edventure Promotions, Galleria Unico/Salute, LakeShore Audio Visual, Rockit Ranch, The BoozeHound, The Business Ledger

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Sep 10 2009

The UpBeat Band Featured on TheBestChicagoWeddings.com!

The UpBeat Band performs a wedding celebration!

The UpBeat Band is excited to be featured on The Best Chicago Weddings - this premium site features many of the top wedding vendors in Chicago land, and we are proud of our listing.  We are pleased to post that our group received a five star review from one of our previous wedding clients:

“The UpBeat Band was immensly professional, responsive, and a fantastic value. I felt fully confident handing them the m/c duties. They were very willing to learn a few special songs and went out of thier way to make sure the event went smoothly. We had several guests comment on their quality and enthusiasm. I would recommend them to anyone!”

Josh and Rachel, Allerton Chicago Wedding Celebration

Photography By Joanna Kozek

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  Chicago IL 60613