Aug 24 2011

UpBeat Band Performs Dance Party Concert at Stage 151!


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.


Photography by Diana Gordon

UpBeat Band Stage 151 8-12-11

The UpBeat Band Performs At Stage 151!

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Chicago IL 60613

Jun 29 2009

The UpBeat Band Featured On!

The UpBeat Band performs a wedding celebration!

The UpBeat Band is proud to be featured on one of the top web standards for vendors in the wedding industry, Martha Stewart Weddings.  We are pleased to post that our band received a five star review just after our web launch from one of our previous wedding clients:

“Amazing band, tons of fun. They really made our day special!!! A year later, we still get comments on how awesome the band was. Choosing the Upbeat Band was definitely one of the best decisions we made in planning our wedding.”

Megan and Jeff, Notre Dame Wedding Celebration

Photography By Joanna Kozek

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

Apr 28 2009

UpBeat Band Performs a Wedding Celebration at The Chicago Cultural Center

Our 5-7 piece group, The UpBeat Band, is always committed to customized wedding planning, and last weekend at the Chicago Cultural Center we performed a very specific play list created by the bride and groom which focused on the swing classics, including standards by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet, and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as R&B/Soul classics, especially Marvin Gaye and The Temptations.  This was a very elegant party, and the finale was “Dance To the Music” by Sly and the Family Stone.
–Michael Cascio

UpBeat performs Wedding Reception @ Chicago Cultural Center

UpBeat performs Wedding Reception @ Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center

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Chicago IL, 60613

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Apr 2 2009

Rave review from MCO wedding performance!

“Fan Freakin Tastic!!

You guys absolutly ROCKED!  Everyone who I have talked the first thing out of their mouths was how good the band was!! 

Please feel free to use us as references on your website or how ever you see fit.  Thanks again so much!!  Please dont forget to let us know when and where you guys are playing.”

Dan and Katherine Zigmunt
bride and groom
Michael Cascio Orchestra at Belvedere Chateau, Palos Hills, IL

Mar 12 2009

Michael Cascio Orchestra @ The Drake Hotel Chicago

The Michael Cascio Orchestra performs for MRMA’s Crystal Ball gala celebration at The Drake Hotel Chicago Grand Ball Room.

photography © joanna kozek 

Mar 11 2009

UpBeat Band @ Allerton Hotel

The UpBeat Band performs an intimate and unforgettable wedding celebration at the Allerton Chicago Renaissance Ball Room.

photography © joanna kozek