All party, no commitment! Wedding Banned is a cover band formed in Gas City Indiana. After being dubbed, “too wild and crazy,” by their hometown, the Banned hit the road looking for gigs. Their first break came when they landed a Thursday night gig at The Cubby Bear in Chicago, Il. Word spread and that performance turned into a seven month long run. Wedding Banned filled Cubby Bear with people who wanted to see their unique performance that combines music, audience interaction and comedy. The band relocated to Chicago.

Wedding Banned now plays over 100 shows a year in front of thousands of fans. Wedding Banned headlines Chicago clubs like Joe’s on Weed Street, 115 Bourbon Street, Durty Nellies and Cubby Bear. Wedding Banned has headlined over 50 street festivals including The Taste of Lincoln Avenue, Belmont Sheffield Music Fest, Retro on Roscoe and Downtown Palatine Home Fest. Wedding Banned has played at The Taste of Chicago. Chicago Rocker magazine voted Wedding Banned the best dance band in Chicago.

About Wedding BannedWedding Banned performs at corporate events and weddings.  They have performed for LinkedIn, The Bradley Center, Easter Seals, Northwestern University, Navy Pier, The City of Chicago, GroupOn!, Peoria Illinois Local 50 Firefighters, CDW and The Mercy Home for Boys and Girls to name a few. Wedding Banned performs at The Blue Chip Casino, Hollywood Casino, Harrah’s Casino and Rivers Casino.  CBS Chicago voted Wedding Banned the best wedding band in Chicago.

Wedding Banned is a top drawing act at colleges including Southern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Illinois State University and Bradley University. Wedding Banned has been featured on the WGN Morning News and Good Morning Chicago.Their show stresses audience interaction and crowd involvement. Wedding Banned marries a couple at every show, on stage! If you like to sing, dance, smile and laugh, come to a Wedding Banned show.

Current Song List

We are always learning new material, so the playlist does change:

All Star- Smashmouth

All I Want for Christmas is you- Mariah Carey

Alone- Heart

American Girl – Tom Petty

Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot

Basket Case – Green Day

Bad Name – Bon Jovi

Blister in the Sun –Violent Femmes

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Build Me Up Buttercup- The Foundations

Celebration- Kool and the Gang

Centerfold – J. Geils Band

Closing Time- Semisonic

Don’t stop Believing – Journey

Don’t you want me Baby- Human League

Faith –George Michael

Fight for Your Right – Beastie Boys

Footloose – Kenny Loggins

Friends- The Rembrandts

Hey Mickey- Toni Basil

Hey Ya!- Outcast

Hit Me Baby One More Time – Britney Spears

Hit Me with your Best Shot- Pat Benatar

Hold On- Wilson Philips

I Love Rock-n-Roll – Joan Jett

I Want it That way- Backstreet Boys

I Wanna Dance with Somebody- Whitney Houston

I’m a believer- The Monkees

In Da Club- 50 Cent

I’ve had the Time of my Life- From the movie Dirty Dancing

I Want You To Want Me – Cheap Trick

I Will Always Love You- Whitney Houston

Jack and Diane – John Mellencamp

Jenny (867-5309) – Tommy Tutone

Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield

Jump – Van Halen

Jump Around- House of Pain

La Bamba- Ritchie Valens

Laid – James

Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye

La Vida Loca- Ricky Martin

Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi

My Own Worst Enemy – Lit

Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley

Pina Colada (The Escape Song)- Rupert Holmes

Pour Some Sugar- Def Leppard

Purple Rain- Prince

Rebel Yell – Billy Idol

Respect- Aretha Franklin

Rock and Roll All Nite – Kiss

Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy- Big and Rich

Scotty Doesn’t Know – Lustra

Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC

Small Things – Blink 182

Song #2 – Blur

Stacey’s Mom- Fountains of Wayne

Sugar we’re Goin Down- Fallout Boy

Summer of ‘69 – Bryan Adams

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Sweet Child – G ‘N R

Take Me Home Tonight/Be My Baby – Eddie Money

Take On Me – Aha

Talk Dirty To me- Poison

Tearin up my Heart- N’Sync

The Middle – Jimmy Eat World

Thousand Miles- Vanessa Carlton

Total Eclipse of Heart – Dan Band

Tubthumping- Chumbawumba

U Can’t Touch This- MC Hammer

Unbelievable- EMF-K

Under Pressure/ Ice Ice Baby – Queen/ Vanilla Ice

Walk this Way- Aerosmith

Wannabe- Spice Girls

Wrecking Ball- Miley Cyrus

What a Feeling- Irene Cara

Your Love – The Outfield

You’re the One that I want- Grease


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