About Us

Element 13 is a 4-man cover band that spans 4 decades of rock, pop, country and hip hop.  We strive to fill a dance floor and keep it full all night long.  We have worked with countless businesses, festivals and clubs over the last 9 years.  All of whom have been repeated customers. 
In the last 5 years we have turned our focus from small clubs and bars to corporate events, festivals and weddings.  We have found that the formula we have used to fill a dance floor at a club is the same formula that keeps makes a wedding the talk of the town for years following the event.  
We are young men who love to play music as much as we love to entertain.  We push ourselves to be better every day. Our continued successes over the last 9 years are a testament to our hard work and professionalism.  We pride ourselves in being what we have been named:
"Milwaukee's Best Cover Band."  

Element 13, LLC is a FULL SERVICE Entertainment Company!
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Read what others have said:

Voted #1: Milwaukee ABC affiliate WISN's A-List competition

"With this band playing this event sounds more like a party"
-Fox 6 news

"We have had a lot of bands play here at Mikeys, but Element 13 is by far one of the best. They have a fantastic draw, bringing fans from all over the area to hear their great covers, from The Outfield to U2 to Peter Gabriel. You are sure to have a great time dancing and singing along at any of their shows."
Dan Moore (Manager- Mikeys Milwaukee)

"This is a great Milwaukee Band"
-Mark Metcalf (Actor)

WOW. Just Wow! Nothing but great things have been said about Element 13's performance last night at our wedding. Thanks for making our wedding so special and memorable for us and all of our guests. Even your hardest critics of the UW Marching Band were nothing but impressed! You guys rock and we couldn't be happier that we stumbled across your name online when searching for bands! I think it's safe to say that you've got at least 2 new groupies!!! Thanks to you all!
-Melissa & Nathan Retzlaff (Wedding)


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Jim Donaldson - Lead Vocals / Guitar
Mike Gaethke - Lead Guitar / Vocals
Teirney Christienson - Bass / Vocals 
Mike Grassman - Drums / Percussion / Vocals












Elementhirteen Uses Shure IEMs and Mics, AKG Mics, Nady Mics, QSC Amps, Yamaha Speakers, JBL Speakers, Sonic Speakers, Behringer Mixer, Furman Power Conditioner, and DBX Driverack