Photos © 2013 by: Kirstine Walton
Wedding Banned, a Chicago based cover band that plays rock and dance music from the 80’s, 90’s and beyond, performs at clubs, colleges, weddings, festivals and corporate events. The band started by playing every Thursday for 7 months at the famous Cubby Bear in Chicago. Word spread and soon the band was filling Cubby Bear with people who wanted to see their unique performance that combines music, audience interaction and comedy. Wedding Banned now plays over 100 shows a year in front of thousands of fans. Wedding Banned headlines Chicago clubs like Joe’s on Weed Street, 115 Bourbon Street, Durty Nellies and Cubby Bear. Chicago Rocker Magazine voted Wedding Banned best dance band in Chicago. Wedding Banned has headlined over 75 street festivals including The Taste of Lincoln Avenue, Belmont Sheffield Music Fest, Retro on Roscoe and Downtown Palatine Home Fest. Wedding Banned has played at The Taste of Chicago. Wedding Banned has performed at corporate events for several organizations including: Easter Seals, Northwestern University, Navy Pier, The City of Chicago, Group On!, Peoria Illinois Local 50 Firefighters, CDW and The Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. Wedding Banned performs at The Blue Chip Casino, Hollywood Casino, Harrah’s Casino and Rivers Casino. Wedding Banned has played at over 50 wedding receptions. CBS Chicago voted Wedding Banned the best wedding band in Chicago. Wedding Banned is a top drawing act at Southern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Illinois State University and Bradley University. Wedding Banned has been featured on the WGN Morning News. Skip the ceremony and start the party!
WEDDING BANNED IS:
*MAYOR MANACONDA – Lead vocals, Lead ladies man, mustache
*VINNIE VAN ACTION- Lead Guitar, Vocals, Sweet hair, “The Asian Sensation”
*ALFREDO MUFFALOTTA – Keyboards, Guitar, 2nd Lead Vocal, cute and dreamy
*TED “The Gooch” SPUMONTE- Drums, Hype man, heart melting smile
*BRUCE WINCHE’LL- American Thighs, bass