The Tale of TSAB

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In the fall of 2013, 5 friends set up a drum set and plugged in some amplifiers in a frat house basement in Champaign, IL. Ten years, several hundred shows, and several thousand songs later – and here we are, The Socially Acceptable Band. We’re a 5-piece band based in Chicago, IL. We play other bands' famous songs, and we play our own.

In May of 2023 we released our EP, “Don’t Know Yet,” a collection of 6 tracks that encompass many of our diverse musical influences, with at least 1 song written by each member of the band. You’ll hear alternative, folk, rock, prog, funk, and even country influences throughout the tracks, with several nods to The Windy City sprinkled throughout.

If you see us live, it’s not uncommon for a TSAB set to cover 6 decades and 10+ genres in a single night. With a 300+ song catalog (and more added all the time) you never know what you’ll hear at a Socially Acceptable show. Our setlists span from Tom Petty to Lou Bega, The Jackson 5 to Weezer, Billy Joel to The Strokes, Dave Mathews Band to Zac Brown Band, and everything in between. We create our sets with the goal of making each show different from the last.

Luke Luhrsen - Main Vocals, Guitar, Tambourine, Harmonica, Melodica, Auxiliary Percussion, etc.

Dominic DeAngelis - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals

Ernie Santeralli - Keys, Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals

Michael Leszczynski - Bass, Backing Vocals