The Chris 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

Dayna. If we've said it once, we've said it 1,000 times...Dayna ROCKS. Exemplary vocalist Dayna Malow is a force of nature. Her commanding precision is evident with every performance, covering songs by Katy Perry, P!nk, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Antebellum, Alison Krauss, and Ella Fitzgerald. Sing Dayna!

Tim. He will knock the 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 Tim Johnson covers it all, effortlessly. Listen to Tim sing, and you’ll witness his star power first-hand as he presents every song with dynamic style...and likely see him receive a bunch of high-fives from guests on the dance floor.

Barry. Contagious energy. From rock & pop to country, R&B, and standards, Barry 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. Barry’s vocal talent makes it possible for the Chris Sarlas Orchestra to confidently perform repertoire that many bands would be hesitant to attempt in a live setting. He has been heard on TV and Radio commercials nationwide for McDonald’s, Coors light, and Post Cereals.

Jae. Raw talent. Refined style. Possessing a passionate, soulful, and velvety R&B sound, exceptionally gifted vocalist Jae Wilkins can best be described as a fusion of Sade, Whitney Houston, Adele, and Mariah Carey. Jae’s captivating stage presence earned accolades in the Fox Chicago Idol contest, and on ABC 7 as one of 12 finalists for Windy City Live’s Dare to Dream competition. With her infectious smile, enchanting personality, and vocal prowess, Jae is a breath of fresh air.

Hear the band.

Here we are, recorded live in performance by our engineer Frank to flash drive through our Yamaha LS9 mixing console.
Why?
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 Chris Sarlas Orchestra songlist (PDF)

Hey, don't take our word for it.

Here's what our clients say…

"Hands down the BEST band EVER!!! Chris and his team made our wedding the party of the century. People were leaving our venue sweating from dancing so much, and everyone has raved about them and the time they had at our wedding! They're AMAZING!"

Stefanie & Jeremy, Chicago, IL

"They were the highlight of the reception and we have yet to stop receiving compliments on how incredible the band was. Everything was perfectly smooth and no detail was forgotten!"

Michelle & Matt, Evanston, IL

"Chris posts video on YouTube, Facebook and on his website of actual weddings and dates that his band plays. No studio videos/recordings. You really get a good idea of how they'll sound at your wedding. This takes guts on his part, and to us, it made the difference. "

Melissa & Pete, Chicago, IL

"From the moment we met Chris and Carol, we knew we had found our band. They were so personable and cared so much about us and what we wanted for our wedding music. It was probably the quickest vendor decision we made and we certainly made the right call. They went above and beyond to make our wedding perfect. Numerous guests commented that it was the best wedding band they ever heard, and we could not agree more!"

Heather B., Hinsdale, IL

"To only say that they sound amazing and keep the dance floor packed (which they do!) would be selling them short. Chris is a true professional who knows how to make a wedding reception flow beautifully and it shows. He worked hard to understand what was important to us and our vision for the evening and he made it a reality."

Clementina & Greg, Chicago, IL

"Wow. People were coming to us all night and all said some variation of 'Where did you guys find this band, they are INCREDIBLE,' and they were. The talent of the musicians was clear, and the dance floor was rocking all night, even our 90 year old grandfather felt the need to get out there."

Ashley & Jimmy, Chicago, IL

"Best band in the city! Chris Sarlas Orchestra beyond exceeded our expectations!! His orchestra was so good that several of the guests at our wedding thought a dj was playing rather than Chris Sarlas because they were so spot on. They were excellent and energetic and kept our wedding going until 1am."

Dana S., Chicago, IL

"Chris and his crew were very easy to work with and we connected with them from our very first meeting! We immediately cancelled every other band meeting we had scheduled. Based on their performance, would not have changed a thing!!"

Mary M., 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!