"Prom Band"... America's meat-fueled, working man's More Pop genre; now explicitly defined in 8-letter form. An original cover band whose popularity in the Chicagoland area stems from high-energy live performances which employ on-stage theatrics such as heavy metal guitar solos, aggressive rapping, and patriotic/Midwestern/athletic themed wardrobes adapted to popular music from 1970 - present. Prom Band's "Tambourine Man" (Ron Neurauter) is known for obliterating multiple tambourines a year by striking them against himself and his surroundings. Prom Band often deem themselves: "The Loudest Cover Band in Chicago."

Notable Performances

Since 2009, Prom Band has been performing regularly (primarily during the period that the group refers to as: "The Prom Band Summer Review"; May - Sept) to consistent capacity/near capacity audiences at popular Chicagoland live music venues, such as: House of Blues, Arlington Racetrack, The Elbo Room, The Cubby Bear, Bottom Lounge, Beat Kitchen, and numerous other venues in Chicago's club circuit. Prom Band cites locally acclaimed media specialist, and long-time friend; Justin Sudberry (, as satisfying the majority of their photography/video/post-production needs.

July 4, 2009: Prom Band captured the attention of Chicago's ABC 7 News team during a suburban Fourth of July parade with their hard rock rendition of Van Morrison's "Wild Night", which aired later that evening.

April 9, 2010: Prom Band performed for NHL Hall of Fame recipient Bobby Hull at The Bottom Lounge (Chicago's Official Blackhawks Bar) for his appearance in support of the Chicago Blackhawks 2010 Stanley Cup Championship run.

February 18, 2011: Prom Band performed before a sold-out House of Blues Chicago crowd, sharing the bill as direct support for The Dan Band.

July 30, 2011: Prom Band grossed the highest selling pre-sale of the year for Arlington Park Racetrack's "Girls Day Out!" Saturday Summer Bash.

August 18, 2012: Prom Band were asked to perform at Arlington Racetrack's most celebrated day of the year; The 30th Running of the Arlington Million, during which bass player Billy Raff proposed to his long-time girlfriend after the 8th race before the sold-out "Party Zone" crowd.

Prom Band has secured the "Best Music Performance" Showmanship Award for their Fourth of July (Wheaton, IL) float performance every year since 2007.

(Every Wants A Piece.)

Southside, Glen Ellyn IL

A group of friends from Glenbard South High School whom had been musically collaborating together since 2000 came together in 2004 with the common goal of learning Huey Lewis & The News' "The Power of Love", and The Penguins' "Earth Angel" to perform at their high school prom. Being comprised exclusively of 2003 - 2005 Glenbard South Alumni, Prom Band often credits the creative freedom and support given to them by their high school music instructors & Southside Glen Ellyn parents for their ability to perform, and their continued success.

The Float. The Braiger.

Since the group's start in 2004, the Prom Band calendar has revolved around the 4th of July for the band's heavily rehearsed performance on the Business Referral Network (BRN) sponsored float for Wheaton & Glen Ellyn's downtown parades. Every summer, all current Prom Band members return home, often joined by former band mates for these anticipated parade performances. "Fourth of July Until We Die" has persevered as Prom Band's resounding philosophy.

All current members of Prom Band presently reside in Chicago IL, Madison WI, and New York City NY.

Prom Band began making a name for themselves in Chicago's western suburbs; being hired to play backyard graduation/wedding parties & BBQs. The term "Braiger" was coined as a Glen Ellyn Southside neighborhood barbecue/party which takes place at the Glen Ellyn Brady residence. This gathering began gaining local popularity when Prom Band would perform before a group of friends & family as a means to preview new material.

Long Lost Friends

Matt Kornatz (keys/vocals)
Steph Larkin (vocals)
Tim Baldwin (bass)
Jenny Crosby (trombone)
Michael Grotelueschen (drums/organ)
Conor Hegarty (saxophone)
Martin Morse (trombone)
Dan Weinstein (trumpet)