Chicago, IL
Chris Martin has been a house pianist at the Ritz Carlton and Four Season hotels in Chicago since 1989. In this capacity he has played piano for President George H. W. Bush, Chinese President Jiang Jemin, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Tony Bennett, and Cardinal George. The list is as wide and varied as are the eminent guests who stay at these establishments. In addition to his work as a hotel pianist, he has played piano at corporate functions in every major venue in the city. In 2002 he was voted best ambient music in Chicago Magazine's Best of Chicago issue. Chris is available for your wedding reception, wedding ceremony, corporate event, party or any other event where high quality, professional and artistic music is desired. If a piano is not on premises, he has an excellent state of the art keyboard and small PA system that allows him to play to an intimate gathering of 20 or a midsize hall with 200 guests.
Orland Park, IL  
The Connexion Band is the ultimate Chicago wedding orchestra. We provide music for wedding receptions and corporate events, trade shows, conventions, social functions, charity events, benefits, galas, and private parties. Our band offers a mix of music that includes Big Band, Swing, Motown, R&B, Rock, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and today's current Dance Music. We invite you review our incredible song list. Our specialty is performing each song, note for note, creating a near perfect reproduction of the original recording. Your favorite songs, that you and your guests have enjoyed and danced to over the years, will sound exactly the way you love and remember them. The Connexion Band approaches each event with style, energy and enthusiasm and will draw you and your guests to the dance floor. Since our band offers such a varied music list, we're sure to make a "Connexion" with your audience. Our talented orchestra is fronted by two awesome female vocalists and one incredible male vocalist. Our singers are backed by five of Chicago's top professional studio musicians. The result; vocal excellence, outstanding showmanship and a packed dance floor. In keeping with our commitment to your guests' enjoyment, our singers and musicians set up their equipment and perform sound checks before your guests even arrive, insuring a smooth and pleasant transition from dining to dancing.