2019, 2018, 2017 BEST COVER/TRIBUTE BAND IN MILWAUKEE 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!

  • *Weddings
    *Private parties
    *Local/statewide/regional shows

    We are proud to offer a memorable, customized experience that works best for you and your event- please contact us for pricing options!



  • Doo Wop (That Thing)
  • Land of 1,000 Dances
  • Born This Way
  • ABC -> OPP
  • Uptown Funk
  • What a Man -> Respect -> Satisfaction
  • Tootsie Roll -> Da Dip
  • Proud Mary
  • Ex's & Oh's
  • This is How We Do It -> Jump


Show Dates


FTL @ Elm Grove Junior Guild Gala

FTL @ Elm Grove Junior Guild Gala

Time:8:00 pm
Address:10122 W. North Avenue Wauwatosa, WI 53226

FTL @ Dubuque Marina and Yardarm

FTL @ Dubuque Marina and Yardarm

Time:8:00 pm
Address:1201 Shiras Avenue Dubuque, IA 52001
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FTL @ private wedding in Spring Green

FTL @ private wedding in Spring Green

Time:8:00 pm

FTL @ private wedding in Milwaukee

FTL @ private wedding in Milwaukee

Time:7:30 pm

FTL @ private wedding in Door County

FTL @ private wedding in Door County

Time:7:30 pm

FTL @ private wedding in Milwaukee

FTL @ private wedding in Milwaukee

Time:7:00 pm

The Failures

  • Megan | Keyboard
  • Kyle | Guitar/Vocals
  • Leah | Vocals
  • Ken | Drums
  • Eric | Resident Rapper/Vocals/Tambourine
  • Jeff | Vocals/Egg Shaker
  • Drew | Bass
  • Kevin | Percussion
  • DJ Ricky T (a.k.a. Scott) | DJ/Sound Engineer


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

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 S.

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 T.

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! -Amanda G.

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! -Jess K.

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. -Dan W.

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Set List

24K Magic - Bruno Mars

99 Problems - Jay Z

ABC - Jackson 5

Africa - Toto

All About that Bass - Meghan Trainor

All Mixed Up - 311

American Girl - Tom Petty

Bad Moon Rising - CCR

Bad Romance - Lady Gaga

Basketcase - Green Day

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

Billionaire - Bruno Mars & BOB

Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes

Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke

Born This Way - Lady Gaga

Bust a Move - Young MC

California Love - Tupac feat. Dr. Dre

Can I Kick It - A Tribe Called Quest

Can’t Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones

Can’t Stop the Feelin’ - Justin Timberlake

Canned Heat - Jamiroquai

Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band

Crazy - Gnarles Barkley

Crazy in Love - Beyonce & Jay Z

Da Dip - Freak Nasty

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

Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger

Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash

Footloose - Kenny Loggins

Forget You - Cee Lo

Friends in Low Places - Garth Brooks

Gettin’ Jiggy With It - Will Smith

Ghetto Supastar - Pras feat. Mya & ODB

Gimme Some Lovin - Spencer Davis

Gin and Juice - The Gourds

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper

Gold Digger - Kanye West

Good as Hell - Lizzo

Good Feeling - Flo Rida

Good Vibrations - Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

Hey Ya - Outkast

Higher Love - Whitney Houston/Kygo

Hold On - Alabama Shakes

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 Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

I'll Be There for You - The Rembrandts

Ice, Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice

Ignition (Remix) - R. Kelly

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

Laid - James

Land of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett

Let Me Clear My Throat - DJ Kool

Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers

Love Runs Out - One Republic

Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard - Paul Simon

Mo' Money Mo' Problems - Notorious B.I.G.

Mudfootball - Jack Johnson

My Church - Maren Morris

My Own Worst Enemy - Lit

No Diggity - Blackstreet

No Scrubs - TLC

No Sleep till Brooklyn - Beastie Boys

O.P.P. - Naughty by Nature

Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger

Party Up - DMX

Poison - Bel Biv DeVoe

Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Rehab - Amy Winehouse

Remedy - Black Crowes

Respect - Aretha Franklin

Ride Wit Me - Nelly

Roar - Katy Perry

Rolling in the Deep - Adele

Royals- Lorde

Runaway Baby - Bruno Mars

Running Down a Dream - Tom Petty

S.O.B. - Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

Satisfaction - Rolling Stones

Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles

Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind

Shout - Isley Brothers

Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon

Smoke Break - Carrie Underwood

Song 2 - Blur

Spiderwebs - No Doubt

Stand By Me - Ben E. King

Steal My Kisses - Ben Harper

Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Take a Walk on the Wild Side - Lou Reed

That Thing You Do - The Wonders

The General - Dispatch

This is How We Do it - Montell Jordan

Tootsee Roll - 69 Boyz

Toxic - Britney Spears

Truth Hurts - Lizzo

Tubthumping - Chumbawumba

Twist and Shout - The Beatles

Up All Night - Beck

Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars

Valerie - Amy Winehouse

Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show

Wake Me Up Before you Go Go - Wham!

What I Got - Sublime

Whoomp There It Is - Tag Team

You Are the Best Thing - Ray Lamontagne

You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon

You Oughta Know - Alanis Morissette

You're Unbelievable - EMF

Your Love - The Outfield

Zombie - Cranberries