The Carol Sarlas Orchestra isn't just a Chicago wedding band.
It's your wedding band.

Whether you're gleefully packed like sardines on the dance floor, listening to everyone gush about the phenomenal time they had at your wedding, or reminiscing about your idyllic first dance, one thing's for sure: the secret to earning party-of-the-year status is choosing the band that really gets who you are (and of course, sounds amazing too).

All right folks, this is LIVE video.
We keep it real because nothing is more important than your peace of mind.

Yes, time lapse videography with overdubs and superimposed quotes is super pretty, but that's not what will be happening in real time on the dance floor on your wedding day, and that's definitely no way to choose a band.
What you see here is real, because choosing the right band shouldn't be a gamble.

You bring the love, we'll bring the best singers in Chicago

Taylor. From the Jazz Showcase to the House of Blues, Taylor's passion for singing is clear. Her love of music began at the tender age of three when her father introduced her to Dave Matthews Band, and the rest is history. Her commanding precision is always evident, with diverse influences of Jill Scott, Adele, Sting, Alicia Keys, Joss Stone, Grace Potter, Ella Fitzgerald, and Diana Krall.

Thair. With a powerful four-octave range, he'll knock the dress socks clear off of your feet. From current hits of Bruno Mars, Usher, Ne-Yo and Taio Cruz, to timeless favorites from Stevie Wonder, The Spinners, and Lionel Richie, sensational vocalist Thair Thompson covers it all, effortlessly.

Hayden. From rock & pop to country, R&B, and standards, Hayden brings a level of energy and crowd interaction that gets everybody on the dance floor. His incredibly diverse repertoire includes Neon Trees, Maroon 5, Journey, Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones, Zac Brown Band, Jason Aldean, Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble and Frankie Valli. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Hayden is a driving force in Chicago's jam scene.

Miranda. With a passionate and soulful R&B sound, vocalist Miranda Sprague can best be described as a fusion of Sade, Whitney Houston, Adele, and Mariah Carey. Miranda's refreshing stage presence has been featured in performances at Chicago venues including the Jazz Showcase, Martyrs, and the House of Blues. A true chameleon of musical style, she enjoys singing in all genres. This songbird's passionate and eclectic personality shines through with every performance. Come fly with me!

Hear the band.

Here we are, recorded live in performance by our engineer Mark to flash drive through our Yamaha LS9 mixing console.
Because on your wedding day, there are no second takes. No third takes. No autotune. No overdubs. No edits.
No matter which band you ultimately decide to work with, keep in mind that they only get one chance to get it right.
This is what we sound like with that one chance, and this is what we will sound like at your event.
For real.

Download the Carol Sarlas Orchestra songlist (PDF)

Hey, don't take our word for it.

Here's what our clients say…

"AMAZING!!! All I've been hearing about is how great the band was!"

Kate & Nick, Evanston, IL

"Every text we received after the wedding telling us how much fun people had was followed up by 'Who was the band? They were amazing!' Without question, hiring this band was the best choice we made for our wedding. If you're looking at a few different bands and trying to decide, the decision is easy. Choose Sarlas if you want the most amazing wedding ever, and get ready for a ton of compliments!"

Julie, Evanston, IL

"THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH for everything during our wedding. You guys sounded amazing and went above and beyond! I keep hearing from everyone how great you were. I couldn't have asked for a better band to have at our wedding....I barely left the dance floor! "

Kassandra, Los Angeles, CA

"We cannot even begin to tell you how impressed we were with the band. We knew the music would be incredible, but this was beyond our expectations. We will be recommending you to anyone in need of a band for the rest of our lives."

Stacy & Pete, Chicago, IL

"I highly recommend this group to anyone looking for a wedding or event band!! Working with Chris and Carol was as easy as it gets. They are super nice, down-to-earth folks and I felt 100% sure that my MC for the night wouldn't make it about them or the band, but about US. I did not get this sentiment from the other bands I interviewed. Such a fantastic band!!!"

Natalie, Chicago, IL

"The band blew us away. Every guest I bumped into during and since has said how awesome the band was, or best band ever. I agree. From planning to setup, to performance, it was all 5 stars. Carol and the band dial it up to 11."

Rob, Chicago, IL

"The number one comment from guests about our reception...'OMG, where did you find that band! They were incredible!!' I think that says it all!"

Annali, Chicago, IL

"Carol and the band LITERALLY had everyone on the dance floor in a matter of one song and the floor was packed until after the band had finished for the evening."

Alison H., Lake Forest, IL

Get in touch

The one thing we hear over and over again from our clients? “We never had to worry about the music — you were our easiest vendor to work with!”

If the thought of stress-free music planning makes your heart sing, please tell us a little about your event, and we’ll be in touch asap. You’ll also be able to grab our insider tips designed to help you save time, keep your dance floor packed, make your celebration the party of the year — and never have to worry about your guests being bored, ever again.

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Or... give us a call at 847 780 8900. We can’t wait to hear from you!