NEO Orchestra

Based in Chicago IL

Since being voted #1 female-led band in Chicago two years in a row, NEO has added two strong male vocalists, and the band's repertoire and reputation has expanded immensely. The trio of tight vocalists allows the band to cover a wide variety of music– with male or female lead vocals, and two part back up harmonies. With the ability to expand into an 8 piece band with a horn section, we're one of the most popular and sought after bands performing regularly at street festivals, professional sports games, private parties, special events, corporate functions and weddings. Maryann and the Professors deliver the best songs from some of the most popular artists from the 60's to the present day. Our extensive repertoire of songs provides the perfect mix of entertainment, elegance and fun.

NEO's playful onstage presence infuses the audience with energy and excitement that keeps you on your feet all night long! The diverse mix of songs entertains and satisfies any music lover!


“As entertaining a cover band as there is in the Chicagoland area today.” Mike Glick, President, MRD Entertainment“

They have played virtually every major social event for us in the last two years. They are incredibly entertaining and bring a tremendous amount of fun to the event.” Jim Michel, Officer, 20/30 Social Club

“We owe the success of our event to NEO. They were such a great band and kept us dancing all night long.” Amoco Oil

“I've seen them at least a dozen times. They play the songs better than the original artists. People love them!” John Lubbe, Organizer, St. Josephat Street Festival

“From the walk down the aisle to last call, we thought the music could not be improved upon. bottom line is, we can't wait for someone to ask for an idea for a band for their wedding.” Cathy and Ben Dooley

“We continue to receive numerous compliments from family and friends to this day. we would and will recommend you to everyone and anyone.” Kristina and Yan Shkap

“NEO played at our wedding and it was non-stop fun. They are the greatest!” LeAnn Holland, bride

“We really loved the band. They did a great job and had everyone dancing out there all night long. At one point I looked around and no one was sitting at the tables! It really went well and we were very pleased. I would definitely recommend the band.” Jane McCort, bride, Orchestra Hall on July 16, 2005

“The band was wonderful. everyone danced all night long. people were raving to me, where did you find this band!!” Carolyn Aldridge, bride, Knollwood Club on April 23, 2005

“NEO did a great job. everyone loved them. very easy to work with. met all our requests!” Judy Lubin, party hostess, Catalyst Ranch on January 15, 2005

“Awesome!.. The band was everything I wanted and more. I'll be calling you for next year's party!” David Pierre, holiday party host, Twin Orchard CC on December 4, 2004

“Terrific band. everyone kept coming up to me and saying how great the band was!” Dan MacGuire, wife's surprise party, Indian Hill Club on December 3, 2004