Mystery Street Music Matchmakers is designed to help facilitate the connection of like-minded musicians in the Chicago area, making forming a band harmonious and fun! Whether you’re a weekend hobbyist or a professional musician, our music matchmaking experts provide you with connections that fulfill all of your musical needs.

Why should I hire Mystery Street to help me find bandmates?

Finding new bandmates by means of craigslist or other advertising, can lead to a host of unpleasant experiences and wastes of time. Being in a city exploding with raw musical talent, it can be daunting when you’re trying to put together a group of people that have compatible tastes, abilities, ambitions and availability. Playing music is a joyous experience as long as everyone is on the same page, but personality clashes and artistic differences can take all the fun out of it. Our matchmaking service will help you stay focused on playing, rather than searching.

Whether you’re an established band looking to add another member, or you’re a solo musician searching to establish a new project, our matchmaking service is equipped to find you exactly what you’re looking for.

How does it work?

The first step is a one-on-one consultation with our matchmaking team where we get to know you, your musical style, and what you’re looking for in your next musical collaboration. We’ll have you fill out a questionnaire about your musical background, your goals, your personality and all the other variables that may factor into a musical match. We will get to know you!

Next, we will search for your match by comparing your interests with the types of musicians you are looking for and arrange a “first date” – that is, a 30 minute practice together in one our our fully stocked rehearsal rooms at Mystery Street. If you hit it off, congratulations – you have a new bandmate!

What does it cost?

The initial consultation is totally free! You and your match will each pay a small fee when upon arranging your “first date.” This is to ensure that both parties are serious and will show up! If the other party does not show up, you’ll be refunded and your next meet up is half price!

What if the person you match me with doesn’t work out? Do I get a refund?

If it doesn’t work out the first time, don’t worry – we’ll reconvene with you about what went wrong, keep searching for a the perfect match, and set up more meet ups! You should expect this to be a process and expect to meet with multiple people and, unfortunately, that means no refunds (but that’s ok because you got some practice in!). However, your feedback after each meeting will help us to narrow in on just the right person.

I’m not looking for form a permanent band, but I’d like to be a studio, touring, or gigging musician for bands that need one. Can I sign up?

Absolutely! Many bands that sign up are looking for musicians just like you!

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