We, Unity Candle

A Chicago wedding band that's not afraid to rock.

The Candle Lights Up Your Event

We know how important your day is to you and we don’t want you to worry about your entertainment—just enjoy it! We are a real, five piece band that have all toured across the country together and back. Most ‘Wedding Bands’ these days are not bands at all but musicians that work for a promoter and may not know each other until they show up at your wedding. The difference you will see is in the attitude between musicians—each one of us interacts with the crowd and are not just hired hands. We know how to work a floor and keep it packed!

We’ve played festivals, business functions and birthday parties (not just weddings!) all over the US and our busiest times of the year are spring and summer but it can’t hurt to ask if we have an opening! Please email us the date(s) you are looking at and we will get back to you right away with availability and a quote.

In your email, please state your name(s), date and place of engagement and if you are interested in only band or only DJ services.

We also cross our hearts and swear to not play the ‘Wedding Hits’ that make all wedding entertainment sound generic like ‘Celebration’ or ‘We Are Family’. Our ultimate goal is to provide a fun & unique experience that you and your guests will remember for years to come.

Do you and your fiancee have a special song that you got engaged to or listened to while you were dating? We will be happy to create a unique arrangement for a song of your choice for no additional charge. That’s where the fun begins for us!

Schedule of Events

Our bandleader will work with your wedding planner or keep your evening on time. We will be happy to provide MC services to welcome your wedding party into the room and will work with you to schedule when in the evening you would like that to happen. We promise not to involve any games, jokes or other nonsense that will make you and/or your guests uncomfortable. If you are looking for that type of entertainment there are hundreds of DJs in cummerbunds who will be happy to oblige.

Ceremony:
If you would like us to play your ceremony as well, we take special care to arrange and perform beautifully fluid yet sparse pieces for your ceremony.

Reception:
We usually break the band performance into three 40-50 minute sets with dance music from the DJ in between. We have found this works very well but are open to however you would like your event to progress.

Equipment

We bring everything needed for the entertainment—a full, professional light rig, a mirror ball, a professional PA system and a drummer. We only ask that a rectangular four foot table be provided for us by the venue.