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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
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Read our reviews below to see what our thrilled couples said about us....

Recent Reviews

There are so many positive things to say about the Matt Stedman Band that we don't even know where to start! Matt was extremely organized and was in constant contact before our event. He was also quick to answer any questions. He went above and beyond and that showed on the day because everything went SO smoothly. We went off reviews and listening to the music on their website (we never heard them live) so we were a little nervous but WE WERE BLOWN AWAY! Matt Stedman Band truly did an AMAZING job from start to finish. We had the guitarist and violinist play at our ceremony and they were incredible! We had the guitarist play for cocktail hour (just perfectly!) and after cocktail hour Matt Stedman turned into our MC and introduced the wedding party and announced when speeches were going to happen. They played music during those little down times (before and after the speeches) which was the perfect touch. We were so excited to hear Matt Stedman live and they did NOT disappoint. They had every guest on the dance floor for the ENTIRE night. Our grandparents (who were unable to dance) refused to leave until the very end because they were having so much fun listening to the band and watching our guests enjoy dancing so much. The band members are all incredibly talented vocally and play an array of instruments. The Matt Stedman Band exceeded all expectations we had for our wedding. Worth every single penny :)
-- Alex & Matt H, Egg Harbor, WI, 09/27/14, Wedding

A class act from start to finish, Matt and his band are true professionals. As the groom, I could not have imagined having a more talented group of musicians play my wedding. They are incredibly versatile, which is proven by the fact that they can play everything from hip-hop to classic rock, and they sound perfect. Easy to work with, open to learning songs for your day, and very responsive. I give the Matt Stedman Band my highest recommendation.
-- Dan S, Chicago, IL, 09/06/14, Wedding

Matt Stedman was wonderful to work with. He was very professional and organized which can be very hard to find. He helped walk us through how to keep the party going and how we should coordinate our music. The song list he provided was exactly what we were looking for. We were overly pleased with all of the songs his group could perform. Throughout the wedding planning Matt was always available for questions and was very communicative and responsive to any concerns we had. He ensured we would be taken care of on our big day; and we were! On the day of the wedding Matt was very helpful coordinating with our other vendors. When we arrived he and group was on fire! They had us and our guests dancing till the end of the night. The dance floor was packed. His group exceeded all expectations and hopes we had for our wedding. The music was lively, organized and our guests couldn't stop saying how much fun they were making the night. The talent his group holds is beyond comparison. Hiring Matt and his group was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Thank you so much Matt for all of your talent and coordination to make our day perfect. We couldn't be happier with the party you helped make unforgettable.
-- Molly & Dan B, Northfield, MN, 08/31/14, Wedding

The Ring of Music played our cocktail hour and wedding at the end of August. They did an INCREDIBLE job at everything leading up to the wedding and the actual wedding day. The Ring of Music exudes professionalism from the moment you engage them. They are not the cheapest band out there, but are extremely high quality. Matt Stedman was extremely organized from the moment we decided to go with them. We chose them based on their breadth of musical capabilities and a great sound across a myriad of genres. He sent over extremely detailed emails with all the information he needed. He provided his guidance where we needed it. He helped make sure that all the i's were dotted and the t's were crossed before the wedding. On the wedding day, the Ring of Music band showed up early, set up quietly and quickly, and were capable of going with the flow as a couple of delays happened at our wedding. Their guitarist played acoustic and solo for our cocktail hour. His Grateful Dead covers were a highlight! After the cocktail hour, the lead singer went into MC mode and made everything run really smoothly. From the entrances and the speeches to the cake cutting and firing up the crowd, she did a great job. Everyone at our wedding said that the band was one of the highlights. They played something for everyone and made it fun for every single guest! Thank you for being such a wonderful group to work with on one of the happiest days of my life!
-- Molly & Chris P, Egg Harbor, WI, 08/30/14, Wedding

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