The Bands

Musica Pacem

Classical Ensembles are Musica Pacem’s specialty. We offer various combinations of strings, winds, vocalists, guitar and harp to perfectly suit your event needs. All of our performers are full time musicians with extensive musical training. Clients purchasing wedding ceremony music are offered a complimentary musical consultation at the Music by Lise studio for a live performance of their ceremony music selections. More…
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Grupo Cha Cha

Hot Latin rhythms pervade Grupo Cha Cha’s repertoire. They perform the best in Latin Jazz, Cha Cha Cha, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music intertwined with a touch of Rhythm and Blues. Grupo Cha Cha is the only band fronted by two lovely ladies, Lise Gilly and Nythia Rivera.

Grupo Cha Cha is a seven piece band but can provide trios and quartets as well.   Depending on the event, they can cater to one musical style over another, or play a variety of styles.  They also can play either background music or music to get you on your feet! More…

Nigel Mack

Nigel Mack (vocals/harmonica/guitar) is a triple blues threat.  His driving mixture of Chicago, delta and funk blues has been wowing audiences for across North America and Europe for over two decades.  Music from Nigel’s two critically acclaimed CDs are featured on internationally released television show soundtracks. Whether in a high-energy full band setting or a intimate solo acoustic performance, Nigel Mack delivers his own brand of Chicago-style blues with unbridled emotion and plenty of sensitivity. More…

Top to Bottom

This high energy band is an eight piece powerhouse. Fronted by two extraordinary singers, Michelle and Steve, this band delivers the hits top to bottom. Smaller versions of trios and quartets are available as well. Top to Bottom specializes in playing to the audience. We pace the songs starting from a sophisticated dinner hour up to a high tempo dance medley that keeps the crowd going! Top to Bottom has a vast repertoire of favorite dance songs and is always willing to learn special requests. More…

Steve Million Trio

The critically acclaimed Steve Million Trio is a proud addition to the Music by Lise roster. Steve is one of the top Jazz pianists in Chicago. He can be seen performing at reknowned Jazz clubs including the Green Mill and The Jazz Showcase. His trio blends great Jazz standards with original compositions to really make the event swing! A vocalist can be added as well for soulful ambiance. More…

Lise Gilly, Soloist

Lise is a well known soloist and sideman for many different musical groups in Chicagoland. She performs a variety of styles ranging from the Kenosha Symphony to Folkloric Latin Groups to Rock bands who play reknowned Chicago clubs such as The Metro and The Bottom Lounge.

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