Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandPopCover Band

GIRLBAND is Chicago's Premier All- Female Cover Band. Pouring a unique cocktail of endless energy, musical fusion, and a stiff dose of vocals, GIRLBAND is ready to entertain any crowd. Our set list comprises of all women who rock, all the time. GIRLBAND... we're like a sweatband for your soul.


Since its debut in November, 2011, GIRLBAND has charmed the skinny jeans off hipsters and frat boys alike at iconic venues like Elbo Room and Cubby Bear (Wrigleyville). We've partied with the rest of Chicago on stage at street fests like Northalsted Market Days and Glenwood Arts Fest. GIRLBAND has rocked the largest women's street fest, supported puppies at charity events, made networking events more lively, and danced the night away at three straight sold out New Years' Eve events. We're ladies who rock and we're ready to roll...What can we do for you?

GIRLBAND is a group of classically trained, well educated musicians, each mastering her own craft in rock, pop, Latin, punk and disco. We are a collaborative project of the most talented and diverse female musicians in Chicago, having played within a collective 15 bands between us. We can drink tea, talk music theory and teach children, but when we get on stage, we are ready to groove.

JACLYN RADA (the KEYS) conceptualized GIRLBAND. Her unparalleled passion for pop music and the keytar is contagious and at the heart of the group. What Jaclyn can do on the keys should be illegal, but we're glad it's not, because it's often the highlight of a GIRLBAND show. With an MA in Musicology, Jaclyn is certified to talk a lot about music. She can also be seen with Who Knew and The Sami Grisafe Band.

JANET CRAMER (DRUMMER extraordinaire) has a Masters in Music Performance, and her jazz, blues and Latin background give GIRLBAND an unsuspecting musical edge.  Janet can also be seen sharing the stage with many top musicians from Chicago's blues, jazz, Latin and rock scenes, as well as Jenny Dragon, Sandra Antongiorgi, and the Jodi Jean Band.

SHEELA REDDY (the BASSIST) is the punky, funky, Disco Diva with a heart of gold! If you're lucky, Sheela and her bass will be dancing with you in the crowd. Sheela is also known for being one half of the popular band, 1/2 Mad Poet.

Our most recent additions to GIRLBAND include Kelli Ann Lotrich (of Who Knew Entertainment) and Claire Corriveau (of The Lucky Dutch) on vocals.

Set List

Sample List:
Believe - Cher
Burn - Ellie Goulding
Call Your Girlfriend - Robyn
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Dance Apocalyptic - Janelle Monae
Dancing On My Own - Robyn
Fleetwood Mac Tribute Set
Groove Is In The Heart - Dee-Lite

Hot Stuff - Donna Summer 
I Love It - Icona Pop 
Lights - Ellie Goulding
Like A Prayer - Madonna 
Love On Top - Beyonce 
Next To Me - Emili Sande 
Proud Mary - Tina Turner 
Sweet Dreams - The Eurythmics
Take It Off - Ke$ha
Shake It Out - Florence & The Machine
Stompa - Serena Ryder 
Slut Like You - P!nk
Sweet Nothing - Florence Welch 
Tell Me 'Bout It - Joss Stone
Till The World Ends - Britney Spears
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
We Found Love - Rihanna
Why Don't You Love Me - Beyonce
Wings - Little Mix

You Oughta Know - Alanis Morisette