Many of our performance bookings come from referrals. Below are some of our many references for your review.

Here is a link to view our extended list of Corporate Clients, Agencies and Media who have used UpBeat Music Productions... and for a decade we have enjoyed performing unforgettable wedding celebrations! Here is what our clients have to say about The Michael Cascio Orchestra.

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"What can I say, you and your band were FANTASTIC!!!!!! From the very top of our company you held high praise. Thank you and your band for a job very well done. We greatly appreciate your hard work and Yes, we want you back next year!!!! ...the dance floor was packed with lots of people and that is what we wanted!!!! ...we probably had 1200 guests dancing!!!! Thanks to you all... Thanks for making our 30th award ceremony so very special"

–With Regards, Maria Barberi, Meetings and Events Manager, RE/MAX Northern Illinois

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"Thank YOU for a wonderful performance on Sunday. We have received so many compliments about you and your group. You were a pleasure to work with and had excellent follow through... you made my job worry free! Thanks again, and I will be using you again when we are back in Chicago."

–Kindly, Kristi Ornelas, Allergan Medical

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"Tony and I just wanted to thank you for making our wedding so special. We received so many compliments about the music...our first dance was breath taking. We loved how the singer made the dance floor inviting to everyone. Thank you Michael."

Mellisa and Tony's Wedding, Stonegate, Hoffman Estates

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"THANK YOU and the entire band for making our wedding day spectacular!! Your musicians are simply awesome. My feet still hurt from dancing so much - Everyone is still talking about how much fun we had–thank you for making [our wedding] truly memorable. Thank you for playing the variety we asked for–my sister was on the floor doing the twist with your vocalist–even my Grandmother was dancing! I'm definitely recommending you to my friends!".

Jody and Dan Merrion Wedding, Chicago Historical Society

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"On behalf of the Roche Pharmaceutical Investigative Trial Event, I would like to thank you and your band for an exceptional performance at our evening event. Once again you've shown that you are a great option for musical entertainment. I particularly appreciate your attention to detail and interest in understanding the flow of the evening and how you taylor your selections and volume to fit our needs. Thanks again for a fantastic job. I look forward to working with you again!"

Jen Arndt, Certified Meeting Planner, Senior Project Manager, Talking Point

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"As the GM of Chicago's largest destination management companies, I used to call these guys 'overtime' because everyone always booked them for overtime. I had the pleasure of introducing these guys at the Taste of Chicago, and have the pleasure of introducing them here tonight. Ladies and gentlemen, UPBEAT!"

Jim Grillo, Certified Meeting Planner, GM for Hereschicago.com – Chicago's on line DMC

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"Thank you very much! Everybody had very positive comments about the band, the vocalists, and the dance floor was crowded all night long! My feet are still a little sore from dancing so much. Please extend my thanks to everyone in the band, I look forward to the photos and any other wedding information (for my engagement) you may have. Thanks again, and I hope that you have a fantastic holiday!!"

Judy Mangos for Midwest Retailers and Manufacturers Association,
Drake Hotel Chicago Gold Coast Room

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Note from Michael Cascio: RE/MAX is one of our regular clients who has us perform newly arranged production themes for their awards ceremony every year. For their 31st ceremony, the theme was 'Star Awards' and we arranged nine John Goodman pieces from the movie Star Wars for the event. The event was a big success, and the challenge was to make seven musicians sound like a symphony orchestra... here's what RE/MAX had to say...

"Thank you, Michael. You did a phenomenal job as always, but especially
this time in transposing the music... you truly sounded like a 36 piece
orchestra... good job!

Laura Ortoleva, Communications Strategist, RE/MAX

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"...I am sure you know how pleased I was with your band. All I heard from everyone was how great you all were. I also had other people from Pittcon ask me about you and I promised I would give them all the information they needed to contact you in 2009. we had a great time in chicago...whatever committee I serve in 2009 and 2014, I'll be sure to contact you [for the event]. I would also like to extend an offer to you that if you need to use me as a reference, please do so!"

Richard Crilley, Pittcon Committee Chairman for Trade-show at McCormick Place, Chicago

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"I want to take the opportunity to say thank you and what an awesome performance from Upbeat Productions...I really enjoyed your band, and I hope to have an opportunity to work with you again in the future. Again, it was a pleasure meeting you and the members of your band."

Wanda R. Henry, Program Manager
Accenture US Events/American Express Corporate Meeting Solutions

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"Thank you SO MUCH! Having musicians that play with as much passion you really made the party. Everyone was blown away. I am so glad that you were able to perform for us and hope that we might see you play again sometime soon!"

–Tina Louise and Mike's Wedding, Palmer House Chicago

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"Because you and your group did such a great job at my wedding, I'm hoping you can play an event we're having here at work. The event is our annual Inaugural held at the Chicago Hilton&Towers...our incoming president, who will be installed that night, wants a band that will play a wide variety of music that will get people dancing...the whole event draws about 1000 people...

Anne Merrion Janis, Chicago Association of Realtors, 200S. Michigan

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"...you had a 3-piece jazz trio (including you) play at a reception of ours last May 12 at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago. We really enjoyed your trio and I'm wondering if I could get a proposal from you to play at an event on the 99th floor of the sears Tower..."

Kim Maciel, Event Planner, Amylin Pharmaceuticals

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"Thanks again for putting a band [jazz trio] together with such short notice – they were perfect. I was very happy with your services and will definitely use you again. A couple of people asked for your contact information at the event, which I provided, so hopefully something else turns up as a result!"

Lauren Engel, Marketing Director, Infrastructure Engineering, Inc., Chicago

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