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 multi-instrument horn player, 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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4 Non Blondes- What's Up
69 Boyz- Tootsee Roll
Alanis Morissette- You Oughta Know
Aretha Franklin- Respect
Backstreet Boys- Everybody
Backstreet Boys- I Want It That Way
Beastie Boys- Fight for Your Right
Beastie Boys- No Sleep till Brooklyn
Bel Biv DeVoe- Poison
Ben E. King- Stand By Me
Beyonce & Jay Z- Crazy in Love
Blackstreet- No Diggity
Blur- Song 2
Bon Jovi- Livin On A Prayer
Britney Spears- Toxic
Bruno Mars- 24K Magic
Bruno Mars- Uptown Funk
Cee Lo- Forget You
Cheap Trick- I Want You to Want Me
Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, Mya, Pink- Lady Marmalade