The Only Option That Rocks, First Class

Step up to a completely customized event with a first class band tailored to your exact desires. Dedicated to keeping your dance floor packed and providing high quality music of all styles. Our goal is to make your dreams come to life!

We bring THE PARTY to your event!


Jazz Ensembles




Solo Guitar

Solo Piano

Standard Band

15 Musicians

11 Musicians

8 Musicians

7 Musicians

Add our DJ / Turntablist to any of the above for the ultimate in modern live performance!

Wedding Ceremonies

String Quartet

Piano, Acoustic Guitar & Violin

Piano & Violin

Piano & Flute

Classical Guitar

Choral Ensembles

Horn Ensembles

Solo Harp

Other Events




DJ/Band Combination

Forte Original Band

5-piece Club Band

DEF Blues Co. Blues Band

The Band

Chris Forte’s incredible talent is rounded out by that of his equally gifted bandmates:

The close relationship between these players is noticeable from the start of any show and is at the heart of their ability to deliver creative material that regularly captures attention. Together, these impressive musicians have been rocking audiences throughout the Midwest and across the country for more than 11 years.

Learn more about each band member's background by clicking on their picture.

To book The Forte Band for your next event, scroll down and contact us today!


"The Forte Band played at our wedding in October 2016 in St. Charles, IL. My wife and I received a referral from a friend who had seen Chris, so we decided to reach out.

Upon meeting Chris, we knew right away that he was the man for the job. So many people in the wedding industry tell you how THEY are going to do things, and don’t stop to ask how you would like things to be done on your special day.

Right away Chris asked what our musical interests were and how he could best accommodate our tastes – even going as far as offering to learn new songs he hadn’t heard of – which they nailed the night of!

Our set list was completely tailored to us and Chris and the band performed every song beyond our expectations! These individuals are both professionals and artists all in one. Every song we requested was faithful to the original with a tasteful flare from the band to make it their own.

If you are considering a DJ to keep your guests on the dance floor, think again. Chris and the band were engaging with our guests, and kept the party going for hours. We cannot thank them enough for their talents and willingness to accommodate us and make our night perfect.

We received so many compliments about the band after the wedding and could not have asked for a better group. Thank you again, Chris!"
-Michael & Mollie P.

"Chris Forte and his band are an absolutely outstanding, talented group of musicians who helped to make our wedding night perfect!

They not only played beautiful live music for our wedding ceremony, they also had the dance floor filled all night with their energetic style. They are very professional and have a large variety of different songs they can play of all genres.

Chris also worked with us to learn our First Dance song so he and his band could also play that live. Chris really takes care of his clients and goes the extra mile to ensure every detail is perfect. Having him as our MC for the evening made everything move very smoothly as he is very detail oriented and organized which took the stress off of us as bride and groom.
By the end of the evening we had received countless compliments about our band! I would highly recommend The Forte Band for any event where a versatile, professional, talented band is needed, especially for weddings!"
-Natalie & Stephen H."

"The Forte Band perfectly played a mix of our favorite songs, from crowd hits to sweet ballads that were our special requests. Their repertoire seems endless, having mastered every genre of music imaginable. The band leader, Chris, impressed us at every opportunity and helped us create an unforgettable experience for our wedding guests. If they are available, book them!"
-Amanda & Kevin O.

"Everyone was raving about our band and how great the music was :)) I wish we could do it all over again!"
-Ashley & Anthony I.

"What can we say, people were thanking us for your great music. You guys were amazing! Thank you so much!!"
-Mari & Paul T.

"Thank you so much for the SPECTACULAR music. It really made our Holiday Party that much more exciting!"
-PYR Design

"My only regret was not recording their performance. They were awesome! Our older friends and friends of our parents were all on the dance floor with our younger friends. The dance floor was packed the entire night. They could literally play songs of all different types, which made it fun for everyone. They are true performers, much more than a wedding band. It was amazing having them play for our guests, who still talk about the band at our wedding 10 years later!"
-Melissa & Ben F.


Contact Us

Chris Forte

(773) 814-2981

Address: 400 Central Avenue

Suite 004

Northfield, IL 60093

[email protected]

Email us to request a customized proposal and check date availability.