The Matt Stedman Band and Ring of Music are performance based and entertain for festivals, weddings, corporate events, private events, and live music venues locally, nationally, and internationally.  Chicago, Chicago's North Shore, the Suburbs of Chicago, Colorado, Canada, and beyond.  We perform authentic, quality music, and we encourage you to listen.

We offer soloists, duos, trios, 4 piece, 5 piece, 6 piece, 7 piece, 8 piece, 9 piece, 10 piece, 11 piece, and 12 piece groups.

Matt Stedman Band and Ring of Music features world touring professional musicians with grammy award winning talent.  We perform real music and create a fun, party atmosphere.  We've raised the bar for the quality of music expected at weddings.  We pride ourselves on being the best wedding bands in Chicago, providing concert quality music for our couples!

We take care of the following, leaving couples worry free:
  • Ceremony
  • Cocktail Hour
  • Dinner
  • Dancing
  • Master Of Ceremonies/MC (Announcements)
  • DJ Service In Between Or After Live Music
  • Coordination
  • Insured
Read our reviews below to see what our thrilled couples said about us....

Recent Reviews

Matt Stedman Band provided all music for our ceremony and wedding reception on 5/17/14, and they were amazing! Matt was very approachable and easy to work with from the beginning. I had never seen the band live in person prior to booking them, only through their music online, but an hour long phone conversation with Matt put me at ease and let me know this was the right band to book for our wedding. (I was luckily able to see them live at Navy Pier a few months later, which solidified my feeling of ease, as they were amazing and so much fun!) I have always wanted a live band vs a DJ, and The Matt Stedman Band is worth every penny! They provided a guitarist and violin for my ceremony, and it was perfect! Between the birds chirping as we walked down the aisle to the beautiful music, it just set this amazing atmosphere for the ceremony. And, the reception....you guys rocked it! From keeping everything running smoothly, with Matt as the MC, to the great music keeping people on the dancefloor...they helped make our special day even more perfect and wonderful. My only complaint --- I wish they played even more songs! Thank you all, especially Matt, for helping to make our day more wonderful and memorable!
-- Alishia & Paul D, Wheaton, IL 05/17/14, Wedding

The reviews on Yelp, The Knot, Gigmasters, etc. all consistently rave about the Matt Stedman Band, and for good reason! We booked them for our 5/10/2014 wedding, and they found a way to exceed our very high expectations for them. We had heard them live before, so we knew they were great musicians... but, we were blown away by two things: (1) Their professionalism. Matt really has this down to a science. He knew *all* of the right questions to ask, and was really thorough to ensure everything went smoothly. He was quite helpful as we thought through the flow of things with details we might have overlooked had it not been for him. (2) The diversity of the music they played (and played amazingly well!). Having a live band play acoustic guitar + violin for our ceremony as my wife & her father walked in to Pachelbal, solo piano music for cocktail hour, a polka for the father/daughter dance, a great blend of familiar rock favorites & slow dance songs, and a 20 minute country music jam session to keep a crowded dance floor going until the very last minute of the reception... we got quite a few compliments on them, and we truly could not have asked for anything more from the band! They were exceptional!
-- Jen & Matt H, Chicago, IL 05/10/14, Wedding



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