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!

Own It! Band

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.

Party Goat

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 Members



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.


Own It! band - 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.


Own It! band - 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 Simon - Own It band bass master

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.

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Where can you find the Own It! band playing next?  We play weddings, corporate events, pubs, clubs, festivals, and the occasional high-end backyard party! Catch one of our live shows in and around the Toledo, Ohio area.  We are a high energy band playing events, weddings, and live club shows all around the region.  We hope to see you at one of our upcoming shows!

Own it! band

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Venues We Play

The Pinnacle Toledo

The Blarney Toledo

mulvaneys bunker toledo


Trotters Tavern Toledo

Kosmo Sylvania OH

Thirsty's Dundee MI


Campfire Grill Grand Rapids OH

Oarhouse Toledo OH


Song List

Own It! is a Toledo area cover band with a very diverse song list and musical range. Every single one of the four band members sings both lead and backing vocals throughout the night. This gives us the ability to perform a wide range of music in different eras and genres. There’s a big difference between merely playing music, and entertaining a crowd. Our goal is to make everyone happy by playing music that nearly everyone will know, and want to dance and sing along to. You’ll see from our sample song list below – we draw from top 40 songs, modern country, classic rock, 80’s, 90’s, dance, and even alternative and hard rock music.

Own It! band on stage

Mama's Broken Heart - Miranda Lambert
Blondie - Call Me
Ex's and Oh's - Elle King
Ho, Hey - Lumineers
Budapest - George Ezra
Adele - Rolling in the Deep
Day Tripper - Beatles
Boys Round Here - Blake Shelton
Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns n Roses
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Party in the USA - Miley Cyrus
The Wire - Haim
Freestyle - Lady Antebellum
Rockin' in the free world - Neil Young
Love Shack B-52's
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
Evacuate the Dance Floor - Cascada
Laid - James
Centerfold - J. Geils Band
Love Runs Out - One Republic
Higher Ground - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon
Ain't It Fun - Paramore
Animal - Neon Trees
Holiday - Green Day
Dress You Up - Madonna
Don't you Forget About Me - Simple Minds
Heaven Knows - The Pretty Reckless
I'm Not the Only One - Sam Smith
Rude - Magic!
American Girl - Tom Petty
and about 87 more...


Are you in need of live music for your next event?  Need a wedding band in or around the Toledo Ohio region?  Booking a cover band for your Toledo area bar or club?  Need classy entertainment for your private party?  The Own It! band can do all of that and more.

Own It! band - at the Trestle

Our latest wedding testimonial:

“Karl and I would highly recommend the band “Own It” to any family looking for a band to perform at a wedding reception. They absolutely rocked the Pinnacle and played such a variety of fun music…the dance floor was pretty full all night!! They are extremely professional…beautiful to watch and awesome to hear!! They play locally at a lot of fun venues…come out and hear them…you’ll have lots fun and be totally impressed!! Thanks “Own It”!!!”

– Portia Beer (Mother of the bride), Beer / Kaiser Wedding

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