The Tale of TSAB

We are The Socially Acceptable Band, a Chicago-based cover band that originated in a Champaign, IL frat house basement in the fall of 2013.  We're the cover band your mother warned you about. 

We played the bars in Champaign from 2013-2015. We’ve since graduated and moved to Chicago. Since 2015 we’ve played around the city and the Western Suburbs.  

Here are some places you may have seen us: 

  • Joe’s on Weed
  • The Cubby Bear
  • HVAC Pub
  • Fitz’s Spare Keys
  • Arrowhead Country Club
  • Debonair Social Club
  • 365-viii, North Bar
  • Your neighbor’s house (probably)
  • That one lake house in Wisconsin  

Our set lists 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.  

In general, the sets we play are all over the map. But we've been known to play a tribute show or a themed show from time to time. These include: 

  • Fall Out Boy
  • Weezer
  • Green Day
  • John Mayer
  • Pearl Jam
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • One-Hit-Wonders

It’s not uncommon for a TSAB set to cover 6 decades and 10+ genres in a single night. With a 250+ song catalog (and more added all the time) you never know what you’ll hear at a Socially Acceptable show. 

Luke Luhrsen - Main Vocals, Guitar, Tambourine, Harmonica, Melodica, Your Heart Strings

Dominic DeAngelis - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals, String Tickler

Ernie Santeralli - Rhythm Guitar, Keys, Backing Vocals

Michael Leszczynski - Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals, Banjo, Mustache

Alex Panayiotou - Drums, Backing Vocals