Welcome & thanks for Taking a Chance with us! Check out our complete calendar below and read up on the band members. TakeaChanceBand is a live performance cover band that does not use tracks and other help to improve their sound! What you see and hear is just us! We like it that way and it keeps things simple for us. We cover a multitude of genres including Garth Brooks, Bob Seger, CCR, Alabama, Allman Brothers, and the list goes on! We look forward to hearing from you for your next live music event!

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Meet the band!

Journey Through Music

Take A Chance is a Cincinnati based band. They were founded when Mike (drummer) was playing in another band with Doug (guitar). At the time, they both realized that they were looking for something different. They both have had many years of musical experience playing and sharing the stage with well-known national acts such as Marshall Tucker, Lonestar, Hank Williams Jr., etc. However, all of this experience led to some of the “fun” dying out. Doug and Mike both wanted to get back to their roots of “playing” music on the weekends.

After some shuffling around, Mike and Doug found a great bass player (Steve) who also had similar interests in "playing" music. Steve's talent lies not only in his keen ability to play solid beats, but he also shines when singing lead and backing vocals.  Steve adds another dimension to Take A Chance by giving them a third lead vocalist!


Having a solid three-piece band works in some environments, and Take A Chance can perform as such when the venue calls for it. However, they most commonly play as a four-piece band by adding a keyboard player.


 David Lewis fills the position of keyboards also giving us Four Lead Vocalists! Although it is rare to have 4 lead singers, our drummer is our lead singer! 


            If you’re looking for a band with variety, Take a Chance plays country, classic rock, blues, oldies, originals, and requests. Playing a variety of music allows the band to draw in crowds of all ages, and keep them on their feet!

 Contact Mike today for bookings! 



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A Story Steeped in Sound

Throughout the course of their musical union, the members of Take a Chance band have won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life. Performing at a variety of venues and making countless public appearances, all the while preparing original material for the studio, this talented Band has earned the admiration and affection of critics and fans alike. Get in touch to learn more about their musical expertise, repertoire, and performance rates.

Mike Abrams singing and playing drums

Mike Abrams

Drums and Vocals

Mike is the founder/owner of Take a Chance. He along with Doug Dalton have been there from the beginning. Mike enjoys playing and singing just about any style of music. He comes from a musical family that enjoys playing together and singing karaoke whenever they get together. Mike enjoys convertible rides, dirt track racing, golf and hiking with his wife, not to mention visiting his family as often as possible. With kids living in Florida, well you understand...

Doug Dalton having fun

Doug Dalton

Guitar and Vocals

Doug is an incredibly gifted, very humble, guitar player! We know that he could play with anyone he chooses, but he prefers to keep music fun, and we appreciate that. Come and check out one of Doug's many guitars (over 300!), and enjoy watching his natural ability. You will not be disappointed!

Steve Schlembach Playing bass

Steve Schlembach

Bass and Vocals

Steve recently rejoined the local music scene after many years of traveling and playing across the country. Take a Chance band was lucky enough to find him, and he's been a perfect fit! As a bass player and 3rd vocalist, he has taken on a huge role and more than met the challenge, it is rare to have the talent to play country and rock on the bass guitar and do both very well!

 David Lewis

Keyboards & Vocals -


With David Lewis on keyboards and lead vocals, Dave is beyond belief for local talent and you will be blown away at his skill set not only with his playing ability but his vocals! Dave is well known in the Tri-State area and often you will find him filling in with many other bands. Dave also has written over 400 songs!




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Want to learn more about Take a Chance band, their music, and their tour dates? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Cincinnati, OH, USA


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