Looking for a Toledo wedding band, corporate event band, or fun and entertaining cover band for your bar, pub, or club? The Own It! band is a party everyone will enjoy!
The Own It! band is the live show you saw that night you had the best time ever. Your friends dragged you out, and you had every intention of going home after a few drinks. You were singing and dancing along and having the greatest time, and before you knew it you spent the whole night with us.
You became an “Owner” that night.
Your best friend couldn’t make it that night and says “sounds like you had so much fun, what were they like?”. You respond with “They just had every kind of music you could think of. Madonna, Miley, Miranda, Journey, 2Pac, Adele, Lady A, Paramore, Heart, AC/DC, Sam Smith, Meghan Trainer, Tom Petty, The Pretty Reckless, One Republic, The Beatles, Guns ‘n Roses – they even played Groove is in the heart, it was insane!”.
What you should know about Own It!
- Everbody sings in our band (it’s a requirement!)
- We unashamedly love the top 40 from every decade
- Ok, so we “went country” like everybody else too
- Reliving the 80’s every show is a must (no hairspray!)
- There was more to the 90’s than Semi Charmed Life
- Doing Pitbull and T.I. rap parts isn’t as easy as it looks
- We have fun + you having fun = party every time
One of the best comments we have received is:
“…watching your live show is like watching a concert. We stop talking at the table when you go on, and wait until the next break to say something…”
Own It! Band MembersMAIJEL
Maijel is the lead singer and main source of hilarity for the Own It! band. Since the main focus of the band is having fun – I think we all would agree she’s the perfect fit. We asked her “what’s a skill nobody would know you have” and she said “I can run like an Ostrich”. We were a little perplexed and she then said “no, really – nobody believes me until they see me do it.” Maybe someday we can share a video, until then you’ll just have to make do with the mental image.
Maijel’s favorite singers are Janis, Stevie Nicks, and Patsy Cline. She prefers singers that are unique and memorable, ones that you can tell who they are right away. This is fitting because Maijel has a very unique voice of her own. She sings an incredibly accurate Hayley Williams (which you’ll see in our live show), including her signature “cannot be imitated” vibrato style. While her favorite movie is Gone With the Wind, you’d never know it from the sheer amount of Monty Python and SNL quotes she’s memorized.JOHN
John is the lead guitar and vocalist for Own It! He has been playing music for a lifetime, both parents were music teachers (can you tell?). His wife likes the fact that he’s “corporate by day, rock star by night”, that’s probably why 11 years ago they made a joint decision to “bring back the band”.
One of the most repeated comments at gigs is about the diversity of the song list. That’s because John makes out the set lists and procures the new songs for the band. He likes current pop and top 40, R&B and hip hip, blues, classic rock, alternative, 80’s and more. You can find everything from Rick James to Black Sabbath, Skrillex to A-ha, and Aerosmith to A$AP Rocky on his playlist.JEFF
Jeff is the drummer and vocalist for the Own It! band, and you can bet that he’s really pumped about the new Star Wars movie! Jeff got involved in music way back in the 7th grade when he saw a classmate that played in the school band, and thought it would be a great way to get rid of all of his excess energy.
Over the years he has built up a wide musical repertoire, and the players he likes most are Neal Peart, Taylor Hawkins, Max Weinberg, Ringo Star, and Troy Luccketta…oh – and Hong Kong Phooey! You might not know this, but his secret talent is that he can fold a fitted sheet like a boss. Back in the 5th grade his future vision might have been to be a hair metal god, but we’re grateful to have him holding down the groove and rocking faces in Own It!JOEL
Joel is a veteran of the Toledo music scene, and has rocked about as many people as he cooled. You see he’s hot, he’s cold – well rather than go into a Katy Perry song, we should tell you what he does for a day job. Joel is a pipefitting, electrical engineering wizard of all sorts. He’s been known to be seen welding and wiring on the highest points of Sun Oil Refinery, and he’s even welded underwater at Davis Besse. One time he even missed band practice because he was in “radioactive confinement”. I know, it all sounds like he has the same job as Homer Simpson, but he’s on the permanent speed dial of most prominent business owners in the region. In Macgyver like fashion, with little more than a paperclip, a lighter, and some pocket lint – he can fix just about anything heating, cooling, electrical, or plumbing related. You may know him from his years in Kid “Hugh” Rock, or his time with the touring company of Cats! – we know him as Joel, the glow in the dark bass player.Find us on Facebook for regular updates!