2021 WINNER: BEST COVER/TRIBUTE BAND IN MILWAUKEE!
2022, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 Finalists (Shepherd Express 'Best of Milwaukee' and Milwaukee A-List).
Failure to Launch is a popular high-energy cover band that have been rockin’ together for nearly two decades. You can expect to see a dynamic show of some of the most upbeat and danceable pop, rock, hip-hop, and country music of the past 60 years! Made up of three incredibly talented and engaging vocalists, an impressive two-man percussion section, an animated keyboardist, gifted guitar and bass players, as well as a professional dj, FTL is unlike any other cover band you’ve seen!
Starting from modest beginnings in our parent's basements, we've grown from playing our first show at Whitnall High School's Battle of the Bands to rocking out for huge crowds at Summerfest, Oktoberfest, and everything in between! We pride ourselves on an extremely diverse repertoire of songs and mashups, and make sure that there's something for everyone in the audience to dance to- from Backstreet Boys to Beastie Boys :) Get ready to party with us as we perform hits ranging from the 60's all the way up to current top 40. We can't wait to put on an unforgettable show for you!
It is hard to describe how truly FANTASTIC Failure to Launch was at our wedding, but I am going to try. Music was very important to my husband and I so we really put a lot into deciding who to go with for our entertainment. First of all, they were very responsive - great at answering my 1001 questions. Made the process completely stress free. Their performance was absolutely OUTSTANDING. They had our crowd (ages 18-90) up and dancing the entire night and while everyone compliments your wedding, the compliments on our band have literally not stopped coming in. We lost count of how many times guests asked 'Where did you find this band??!!' We actually heard that more than "Congratulations on your wedding" :) Every single member had their own unique thing about them so when the song came around for them to flaunt it, they crushed it. I can't say enough about how they made our wedding that much more special. Absolutely phenomenal. If you're considering hiring this band, I suggest you book them immediately - you will most certainly not be disappointed. I would even go so far as to say if they were not available and live music is important to you - consider changing your wedding date. Not. Joking. :)
-Jena and Matt
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If you are looking for the best wedding band (or live band for anything, really) ever, Failure to Launch is it! Our guests were on the dance floor all night long and literally could NOT stop talking about how amazing the band was....and two weeks post-wedding, they are STILL talking about them, asking where they are performing, and making plans to try to catch them at a festival or other event. The band was super easy to work with, an unbelievable value, has great range in music offerings, does incredible mash-ups, and even added a full horn section at our request! If you are looking for an exception live band for your reception, you will not be disappointed - we can not recommend Failure to Launch enough!
-Ryan and Angie
An absolute blast! The energy, the fun, the dancing.... Failure to Launch brought it all to our wedding reception! They were professional, personable, and detailed when planning the night. Flexible and adaptable- they took care of "wedding details" we didn't think about. Played music of all types to get all ages on the dance floor: non-stop dancing! Our guests complimented us on the music choice all night! We've seen FTL play in various venues and always have an absolute blast- they bring so much energy to a crowd! We are truly blessed to have had a wonderful, talented group of musicians help us celebrate our special day!
-Abbe and Jared
If you are thinking of hiring a band for your wedding then definitely book with FTL!! They are so high energy, super interactive with the crowd, play oldies to today’s pop, and there is no way you will have a quiet or empty dance floor with them. They seriously made our wedding as great as it was. It was just a huge party and we had all age groups on the dance floor dancing out there together. They even learned how to do our first dance song and it was so fun and unique getting to do that dance to a live band. We had so many compliments afterwards about how fun it was and a lot of people were asking where they can see them again play. They have a DJ who we had for our ceremony music and the band’s break music, and he was so great to work with and keep us on track during the night with our timeline. You will not regret booking with them!!
-Rachel and Mike
Failure to Launch played our wedding and we were blown away. The dance floor was the place to be all night long as everyone was energized by the enthusiasm of the band. FTL received many compliments from our guests and even the catering staff! They really exceeded all our expectations and we couldn't have been happier.
-Tom and Alyson
I can't thank FTL enough for playing at our fundraising gala. They rocked it, and we got TONS of compliments on the band! If you're considering anyone else, don't!
I have had so many people tell me that our wedding was the best wedding they had ever been too, mainly because Failure to Launch was so fun and interactive. Young, old, male, female, everyone was on the dance floor...even my 95-year old grandmother-in-law!
This band was truly amazing at my birthday party. Very gifted musicians and talented vocalists. They pack a lot of energy into the show. It will be a night you'll never forget! Super easy to work with also.
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24K Magic - Bruno Mars
99 Problems - Jay Z
ABC - Jackson 5
Africa - Toto
All About that Bass - Meghan Trainor
American Girl - Tom Petty
Bad Moon Rising - CCR
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
Born This Way - Lady Gaga
Burning Down the House - Talking Heads
Bust a Move - Young MC
California Love - Tupac feat. Dr. Dre
Can't Hold Us - Macklemore
Can’t Stop the Feelin’ - Justin Timberlake
Crazy - Gnarles Barkley
Crazy in Love - Beyonce & Jay Z
Da Dip - Freak Nasty
Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Doo Wop (That Thing) - Lauryn Hill
Drink in My Hand - Eric Church
Empire State of Mind - Jay Z & Alicia Keys
Ex’s and Oh’s - Elle King
Everybody - Backstreet Boys
Fight for Your Right - Beastie Boys
Fireball - Pitbull
Fly - Sugar Ray
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Forget You - Cee Lo
Friends in Low Places - Garth Brooks
Gettin’ Jiggy With It - Will Smith
Gimme Some Lovin - Spencer Davis
Gin and Juice - The Gourds
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Gold Digger - Kanye West
Good 4 U - Olivia Rodrigo
Good as Hell - Lizzo
Good Feeling - Flo Rida
Good Vibrations - Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch
Hey Ya - Outkast
House Party - Sam Hunt
How Bizarre - OMC
I Wanna Dance with Somebody - Whitney Houston
I Want It That Way - Backstreet Boys
I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick
I Wish - Skee-Lo
I'll Be There for You - The Rembrandts
Ice, Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
Inside Out - Eve 6
It's the End of the World - REM
Impression That I Get - Mighty Mighty Bosstones
It's Tricky - Run DMC
Jackson - Johnny Cash
Jump Jump - Kriss Kross
Lady Marmalade - Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, Mya, Pink