Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press is like the cover band that’s never seen a cover band.” – Said a smart, observant man.

Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press is an exciting cover band from Chicago, entertaining crowds at clubs, festivals, weddings, and other events all across the Midwest since 2008. Their unique song repertoire includes hits ranging from The Beatles to Madonna, Queen to Miley Cyrus, and Wilson Phillips to Dave Matthews Band! You may even hear some of our off-the-wall choices like Les Miserables, Golden Girls theme song, and Wrigley’s gum commercials!

Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press combine excellent musicianship, bone-crushing 3-part vocal harmonies, and a contagious stage energy that will keep you dancing! With their vast array of experiences, Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press are prepared to handle any venue and are happy to work with production managers, wedding planners, and events planners to make sure that every detail goes smoothly, regardless if it’s a festival for thousands or an intimate wedding for a hundred.



“Rod Tuffcurls does not disappoint! We hired the guys for our wedding and I can honestly say that they MADE the party. Four weeks later and we're still getting compliments from our guests on their performance. For anyone who has seen them live, they are the same lively, entertaining crew in just a smaller (dare i say more intimate) setting. The dance floor was packed the entire time so bring your dancin shoes! Our reception felt like it was straight out of a movie! From a professional standpoint, these guys are first class and they're great at their jobs. They can MC your entire event, get people moving, and manage the music before their sets and during breaks. They handle every AV aspect of the day. There is honestly nothing you need to worry about except having a great time! Cheers!”J.J. M

“Michael S - Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press made our wedding a night to remember forever. Tom and his group did everything we asked and brought the thunder, rocking out to two or three curtain calls that lasted 30-40 minutes past when they were supposed to be done. Next to saying "I Do" I can honestly say that the one piece of ourwedding that we will never forget is the amazing performance of the Bench Press!”Michael S

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Sample song list

You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall & Oates

That Thing You Do - The Oneders

Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

I'm a Believer - The Monkeys

What I Like About You - The Romantics 

Runaround Sue - Dion

If You're Wondering If I Want You To - Weezer

Cecelia - Simon & Garfunkel

Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes

Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac

A-Punk - Vampire Weekend

Feel It Still - Portugal The Man

Shake, Senora - Harry Belfonte

You'll Be Back - from Hamilton

Last Night - The Strokes

Everything Is Awesome - The Lego Movie

Build me Up Buttercup - The Foundations

Hold On - Wilson Philips

You're Welcome - from Moana

You Are The Best Thing - Ray Lamontagne

Save The Last Dance For Me - Michael Buble

Conga - Gloria Estefan

Shut up & Dance With Me - Walk The Moon

Let It Go - Frozen

Harmony Hall - Vampire Weekend

Under Pressure - Queen + David Bowie

Rocketman - Elton John

Just Can't Wait To Be King - from The Lion King

I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston

Sorry - Justin Bieber

Stand By Me - Ben E. King

This Love - Maroon 5

Believe - Cher

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Africa - Toto

Bad Romance - Lady GaGa

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Dancing Queen - Abba

Let's Go Crazy - Prince

Sweet Disposition - Temper Trap

I Believe I Can Fly - SpaceJam

Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond

Shout - Isley Brothers

Love Yourself - Justin Bieber

Somebody Told Me - The Killers

Electric Love - BORNS

Come Sail Away - STYX

Clocks - Coldplay

Anna Sun - Walk The Moon

Little Secrets - Passion Pit

American Girl - Tom Petty

Float On - Modest Mouse

How Far I'll Go - Moana

Burning Down The House - Talking Heads

500 Miles - The Proclaimers

Somebody To Love - Queen

Dancing On My Own - Robyn

I'll Make a Man Out of You - from Mulan

Twist & Shout - The Beatles

Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

Piano Man - Billy Joel

Under The Sea - from The Little Mermaid

Send Me On My Way - Rusted Root

Kiss From a Rose - Seal

Ants Marching - Dave Matthews Band

Say It Ain't So - Weezer

Tiny Dancer - Elton John

I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness

Dirty Dancing - from Dirty Dancing

Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen