"One Of Chicago's Top 5 Cover Bands" - nitelife magazine

1273 Horseshoe Lane
Bartlett, IL 60103 | map
Agency or Band: Band
Band size: Medium (4-6 musicians)
Genres: 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Classic Rock, Country, Danc...
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Voted one of Chicago’s Top 5 Bands by the readers of Nitelife magazine, Soda has quickly become one of the area’s premier choices for wedding receptions. Soda is featured in the recent publication “The Busy Bride’s Wedding Planning Bible” (available on and given as a free gift to all brides choosing Soda for their reception!). Soda has also received the “Brides Choice” award here on Wedding Wire the last three years.

In October of 2013 Soda performed for the wedding of Chicago chef and restauranteur Stephanie Izard (Top Chef Season 4 winner and owner of local restaurant favorite "Girl & The Goat"). Stephanie discovered Soda here on Wedding Wire and her review of the band can be found in the review section (10/6/13).

So what makes Soda so special? How about an extensive and diverse playlist that covers some of the best popular music ever written. From Frank Sinatra to Maroon 5, from Patsy Cline to LMFAO and everything in between. Classic Rock, Disco, Motown, 80's New Wave, Punk, Funk, Rap, Hip-Hop, you name it. It's all there for you to choose from. What makes Soda so special? How about an unparalleled attention to detail. With multiple lead singers and their incredible multi-part harmonies, Soda can bring an unmatched authenticity to all your favorite tunes. Take a listen to the sound samples on the Soda website and see if you agree. One of the most common comments about Soda is how much the band sounds like the original artist. A recent bride commented "Oh my gosh, when you guys started playing after the break, I thought it was still the DJ!" 

And that attention to detail extends to every aspect of the band's performance. You'll be in excellent hands. Soda band leader, Rob Loar has MC’d at hundreds of weddings and can provide the support and feedback to help make your evening go as smoothly as possible. It’s like having a wedding planner for the evening of your reception, and it eliminates all the stress and allows you to “be the bride”.

And perhaps the best part of choosing Soda for your reception is the cost. With many wedding bands, especially the larger bands, you’re paying for the extra personnel. Because they may have multiple singers in addition to the instumentalists. But with Soda, the multiple singers also play multiple instruments and that saves dollars. Soda will save on space and volume, as well as saving your budget. You’ll find that Soda’s prices are hundreds of dollars less (or more) than many other bands in the area.

Soda is more than just your average "Wedding Band".  Soda performs nearly 150 dates a year at clubs, festivals, park district concerts, corporate functions, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations, and of course, weddings! Nearly any occasion where you'd want some great live music, Soda will provide the energy and the tunes to get your guests on the dance floor and keep them there the whole night long.

So please take a good look at all the information provided on the Soda website. We believe you'll find exactly what you need to help make the biggest day of your life a night to remember!

  • Quality of Service: 5.0
  • Responsiveness: 5.0
  • Professionalism: 5.0
  • Value: 5.0
  • Flexibility: 5.0

Well, based on others' reviews, I don't feel like I have much more to add, except to reiterate how AMAZING this band is! Most important advice, BOOK EARLY & FAST! My husband did extensive research on local bands and this was overwhelmingly the most recommended cover band, at an unbelievably fair price. This band seemed too good to be true, so we went to go see them play at a couple local restaurants and even though the female vocalist wasn't there, we immediately fell in love with this band. We were very excited about the prospect of booking this band, and were thrilled that they still had our wedding date available!

We thought (okay more the MIL thought) about getting a 5 or 8-piece orchestra to play our reception since we got married at the Knickerbocker downtown and wanted the music to reflect the mood. However, after looking at prices for these type of bands, we were definitely shocked. Even though we thought we wanted more of an orchestra type band, we realized that with a cover band as good as Soda, you get to hear all your favorite songs that really get the crowd going! The worst fear with a cover band is that the songs don't sound like the real thing, but the versatility and range of vocal ability of the musicians in Soda are really quite amazing - they nail such a huge variety of songs! When it comes down to it, your wedding is really the biggest party of your life, and choosing Soda was the best decision we made in creating an awesome party vibe for our guests! Lastly, Rob was so professional and on top of all the details, it made the planning a breeze - Thanks Rob for all your help!

  • Wedding: 06/08/2013
Services Used: Band
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