Hooked On Sonics - your cost-effective, hassle free way to an event of a lifetime
Hooked On Sonics isn't the biggest band in Chicago, just one of the best and the busiest - thanks to you! It's your big night - your wedding, your party, your company, your club - and you want the best possible band without the super high price tag. You want Hooked On Sonics. We love watching all of you have the time of your lives when we play. An average of 80 shows a year for the last 11 years is proof of our love for what we do. Many of you we play for year after year. Impeccable renditions of your favorite songs played with a swagger that sweeps your audience into a hands-in-the-air party is what you get - everytime. This is what has made us, for many of you, your favorite band. We make it easy for people to decide to use us by being truly excited, inspired, attentive, responsive and affordable. We are constantly curating the sweet spot of what we love and are inspired to play, and what will get people out on the floor and keep them there all night. You don't want to settle for formulaic, overly corporate, cookie-cutter bands with a staggering price tag. You want the down to earth, inspired, surprising and always fun band that makes any night truly memorable - you want Hooked On Sonics!
"I can't thank Hooked on Sonics enough for the job they did playing our wedding. After being pushed around by a few corporate wedding bands, I stumbled across Hooked On Sonics and it was the best thing that could happened. Every time our wedding gets brought up there is always the comment "the band was amazing!". Nick was unbelievably helpful throughout the entire process leading up to the day. Every detail went smoothly through intros, dinner, and first dances. Our dinner ended up running late, but it didn't matter because they ended up playing for 2.5 hours straight! No break. The dance floor was packed the whole night and the music was a terrific mix of old and new that everyone could enjoy. Their pricing is also very reasonable compared to other groups and companies that try to scam you. Nick and crew are an absolute pleasure to work with and of course, they totally rock! Thank you again!"
- Colin and Katie D (Wedding)
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THE START OF A GREAT LIFE TOGETHER
You're covered in every possible way
- We know that on your big day, everything has to be perfect. When you hire Hooked On Sonics, you could put your worries to rest. You will be covered your whole night, from cocktails to the last dance. We bring our own top notch Sound and lights and of course the excitement, enthusiasm and energy that you just won't match with any DJ or other band.
- Let us make your big day the best it could be. Hooked on Sonics will make it a night your guests will rave about long after the party is over!
From corporate to casual we've got you covered
Holiday PartiesUnbutton that collar!
Company morale goes through the roof!
Versatile, impressive, personable and fun, your employees and there guests will have the time of their lives. Even that guy you have with the red stapler that works in the basement!
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We like, we like to party
Independence day, half-birthdays, new patio furniture, pool parties - these all seem like excellent reasons to party in the summer. Heck some people just have parties so they could have us there! And we would encourage you to do the same. We will bring our own trunks if jumping in the pool is an option - but don't worry they are not speedos.
I can't thank Hooked on Sonics enough for the job they did playing our wedding. After being pushed around by a few corporate wedding bands, I stumbled across Hooked On Sonics and it was the best thing that could happened. Every time our wedding gets brought up there is always the comment "the band was amazing!". Nick was unbelievably helpful throughout the entire process leading up to the day. Every detail went smoothly through intros, dinner, and first dances. Our dinner ended up running late, but it didn't matter because they ended up playing for 2.5 hours straight! No break. The dance floor was packed the whole night and the music was a terrific mix of old and new that everyone could enjoy. Their pricing is also very reasonable compared to other groups and companies that try to scam you. Nick and crew are an absolute pleasure to work with and of course, they totally rock! Thank you again!
Hey Nick! THANK YOU!!!! Everyone is still ranting and raving about how much you guys rocked it out and were so fun!!! We totally loved you guys and if we or anyone else ever needs a band in the future we will most definitely get in touch with you! We really appreciate how accommodating you guys were and we really think you guys did the best job! Thank you again!!!! Steph
You've got a really soulful voice and great rhythm. You don't see many bass player/singers that can hold it down like that. You guys are really great.
Hey Nick, thanks again for doing a fantastic job last night. Everybody keeps commenting on how good you guys are and I think all of the site-seeing people on other boats wanted to be on our boat! Great job.
Thank you guys so so so much. We've heard nothing but rave reviews. You were the hit of the wedding! I'll be leaving an awesome post on your FB page and send you pics from our photographer when we get them. Thanks again, and you might be hearing from some of our guests about possibly playing their wedding as well. :) -- Molly
Hi Nick! Jeff and I had an amazzzzing time! One of our friends was laughing the next morning saying that they were on the balcony smoking cigars during your break and when Jeff saw you were playing again he told them to put all their cigars out and come dance - the band is back!! Of course they did and followed the groom. Honestly everyone from the bartender to my family from Poland were just amazed at the diversity of your music and how great you sounded. He also gave me and the photographer grief for dragging him out for a photo during "an amazing song." We really can't thank you enough - we had an amazing time and are glad that you had fun too! (My uncle from Poland also wanted to thank you- he said he had never heard Led Zeppelin at a wedding and loved it! :) Sylvia and Jeff
Hey Nick - all of the surrounding neighborhood is asking for your information.They said they loved the free concert all night! Thanks again and next time no crazy Brit - God Save the Queen!
Hooked on Sonics completely rocked our wedding reception! The dance floor was crowded with guests of all ages from the first chord to the encore--YES, THERE WAS AN ENCORE! The song selection flowed nicely and kept the balance between energy and intimacy. In short, this band can play any venue for any audience. For us, they were perfect; they will be perfect for you, too.
Hi! Everyone loved you guys, you did an amazing job! It was a blast and I couldn't have asked for a better night :) thank you sooooo much! We will refer you to everyone!
Hooked on Sonics made our wedding reception come to life! I've never seen so many people dance at a wedding and enjoy the songs so much! Nick and I talked and emailed many times leading up to the wedding to discuss what types of songs I did and did not want to hear, in addition to working out the bridal party introductions. Guests to this day still rave about how awesome the band was. The guys were genuinely happy for my husband and I and helped make our wedding special.
We were all remarking what a perfect mix of old and new and well-mixed to be inclusive with a good flow. At no point did you 'clear the floor', based on playing something that the crowd was disinterested in. For example: Maroon 5 'Moves like Jagger' segueing into the Stones song. Something that could have been corny worked to mix it up and have all involved.
Nick!!! All the thanks go to you and the guys. You were amazing as I knew you would be. Everyone raved - and there are some picky people in that crowd. You guys made lots of new fans and friends and I couldn't be more grateful for you being the main reason it was such a special night for Lori - one we'll never forget. Paul M.
Hooked On Sonics played our wedding. From the first note they had our guests up off their seats and moving. The band was tight, well rehearsed, and professional. Their set moved along seamlessly as they shifted decades and styles. Many of our guests had played in wedding bands for decades and said, "Wow! These guys are amazing!" Two weeks after the wedding we are still getting great feedback about HOS! If you're looking for a wedding band that is tight, professional, & high energy, HOS should be your first call. - Brandon W.
You guys are so awesome during a regular gig I can't believe how you kicked it up to make my party so personal and special. Paul and I are forever fans. Thanks for an amazing and unforgettable night! - Lori M.
Nick. You were simply perfect in every way. All of our guests were still talking about the band and how amazing you were the next day at brunch. You are all so talented and were such fun. We had a fair range of ages and the comments about you were all the same. The best band ever. Thanks to all of you and your families for letting you be with us on NYE. We are so very grateful. Thanks for everything.
Hi Nick! Kris and I just wanted to say thank you guys so much for your outstanding performance at our wedding! You guys sounded amazing! Honestly, I've never heard a live band sound so good. Kris talks about how awesome him every other day still. Nick, you have an amazing voice and you did a wonderful job emceeing. You guys were so laid back, cool and professional; a real pleasure. Some of our guests were so stiff and dry but you guys kept rocking out right in their faces! We loved it! Haha! They couldn't help but get out of their seats! We honestly couldn't have imagined better entertainment at our wedding than Hooked On Sonics. Thank you so much for everything :)
Hey Nick! It is fun rehashing the wedding with our friends and family and everyone has given great compliments on you guys, I even had someone ask about you as a referral so hopefully we can give you more business. But I know everyone had so much fun, we definitely had a blast, all thanks to you!
Hooked on Sonics was amazing! Everyone was raving about your band! You had people dancing that I ever thought I'd live to see dance. You had me dancing more than I ever have (I dread dancing) and I was stone cold sober! I saw the guy using the flip video camera when you were playing. I would LOVE a copy of whatever footage you have of the night at East Bank Club. Would you burn the files to a disc and mail to us? I would love anything you have! I also provided with many referals to your website.
We can't possibly express our sincere gratitude to you and the rest of the band! You were fabulous! The dance floor was packed, and our guests can't stop talking about you! You truly made the evening fun, energetic, and unique! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! It truly means so much to us and Joe's family that Phil was able to play with you guys. That experience was absolutely priceless. If you need referrals or if any prospective wedding clients would like someone to talk to we'd be happy to do so!
THANK YOU for how amazing you guys were at our wedding. We received sooo many compliments on you guys, you were so awesome. We had the best time and you guys were a huge part of it. so thank you so much. we can't wait to have a night out and see you guys again! Our photographer was really pleased with you guys as well. Again, thank you so much. you guys know how to wow a crowd. We can't wait to see you guys perform again!
Off the charts! These three guys were happy to be there and played like it too. Thanks for a great time!
Hooked On Sonics are not only one of the best live bands in Chicago, but they are the nicest guys you could ever meet. They made my wedding the biggest BASH of our lives and had the entire crowd on their feet the entire time! If you are looking for a band that can rock, funk out, and throw in some pop for good measure, this is YOUR band! Honestly words cannot do these guys justice, check them out live and you will see what i am talking about!!
Hey guys.....great show last night...rave reviews for the band and inquires for contact info. Thanks for the good times and all that you did for us. BTW....Is This Love was "right on"!
Just wanted to reach out and thank you and the guys again for stepping up and bringing it. Truly. Thanks so much. I mean it when I say you guys were great. BTW, do you guys have any posters or fliers of you and the band? You have made pinup status with a few of the kids. They loved you so much they want a "Tiger Beat" style poster of you. I got calls and emails all day telling me how awesome you guys were.
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