The Business

The Business

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We are a sensational Chicago-based horn band that is an experience in musical styles and genres. We are equally comfortable playing R&B/Soul, Funk, Motown, Salsa, and even Mariachi. The Business plays with a true passion for music and with showmanship that no other band in Chicago can replicate.

Biography

The Business began in 1994, when a group of long time friends decided to walk away from the touring, orchestras, studio sessions, and writing music for others, and form a band for the “fun” of it. They wanted to get back to the great 70’s big brass horn sound they remembered from the good old days when it seemed that all they did was have “fun” doing what they loved to do.

You see, this group of long time friends had played before in the 70’s as a group called “One Way” along side with other groups at the time such as; Styx, Cheap Trick, and Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, often sharing the same stage with them in sold out events throughout the Chicagoland area and around the United States.

Little did they know at the time that The Business would be the start of a trendsetting group that put “showmanship” and “entertainment” back into the foreground of music and “fun” for themselves and everyone who has had the opportunity to see them perform “live”.

In the years since the inception of The Business, they have become the only alternative to the faceless orchestras that they themselves ran away from - much to the delight of planning boards, event planners, and wedding coordinators everywhere.

We invite you to come out and experience what a lifetime of music and friendship has created.

Lyrics

If You Wanna Dance

Written By: Gonzalez, Agosto Jr, Barbieri & Zawacki

If You Wanna Dance
Words and music by Hector Gonzalez, Ruben Agosto Jr., Wendy Barbieri & Rodney Zawacki
Copyright 2006. All rights reserved.

If you wanna dance…if you want to
Give yourself a chance…the rhythm’s in you (Repeat 3 times)

I, I want to dance
I want to dance around the room
It’s taking over
Now, I see you there
You want to dance away with me
You walk on over

Take me, hold me
Move me, sway me
Kiss me, love me
Drive me crazy
Music takes me, music makes me
Want to love you, drive you crazy
And now there’s no waiting
There’s no hesitating
I’m dancing my way back to you

If you wanna dance (if you want to you can)…if you want to
Give yourself a chance…the rhythm’s in you (take me by the hand)
If you wanna dance (if you want to you can)…if you want to
Give yourself a chance…the rhythm’s in you (lead me to the floor)
If you wanna dance (I feel it in my soul)…if you want to
Give yourself a chance…the rhythm’s in you
If you wanna dance (if you want to you can)…if you want to
Give yourself a chance…the rhythm’s in you (leave me wanting more)

I, I see you there
Looking at me across the room
You look me over
You, longing to be
The one that I love for just one song
And then it’s over

I feel the rhythm take control
I feel it in my very soul
It’s in me…I feel it in me
My body starts to shake and move
I’m on the floor
I’m here to prove
It’s in me…I feel it in me
And now there’s no waiting
There’s no hesitating
I’m dancing my way back to you

(Instrumental Breakdown – 32 Bars)

(Instrumental Intro – 4 Bars)

If you wanna dance (if you want to you can)…if you want to
Give yourself a chance…the rhythm’s in you (take me by the hand)
If you wanna dance (if you want to you can)…if you want to
Give yourself a chance…the rhythm’s in you (lead me to the floor)
If you wanna dance (I feel it in my soul)…if you want to
Give yourself a chance…the rhythm’s in you
If you wanna dance (if you want to you can)…if you want to
Give yourself a chance…the rhythm’s in you (leave me wanting more)

Discography

The Business Live 1 (2004)

Set List

The Business is Chicago’s most exciting and diverse musical group.

Formed over 14 years ago by a group of long-time friends, The Business is a sensational Chicago-based horn band that is an experience in musical styles and genres. The Business is a band that is equally comfortable playing R&B/Soul, Funk, Big Band, Swing, Motown, Salsa, and even Mariachi. They even offer a sampling of their own original music.

The Business is a proud reflection of the vast cultural faces of Chicago. Many groups are represented by the individual musicians themselves and the music they perform. The Business also performs in English and Spanish to keep the multi-cultural spirit real.

The Business plays with a true passion for music, and with showmanship that can not be replicated by any other band in Chicago. Their quality is one that can only be attained from years of performing experience. The energy and fun generated by this band is felt by the entire audience – so when members of The Bus