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“The Catz are honestly the most phenomenal live band ever and you made our entire wedding!!! You exceeded our expectations and, as you know, I don’t think the dance party would have ever stopped!”

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Sammie & Nate

THANK YOU!!!
You and the Catz are honestly the most phenomenal live band ever and you made our entire wedding!!! When we kicked off the planning, it was incredibly important to both Nate and I that our band be exceptional and that the dance party never stop. Well the Catz exceeded our expectations and as you know I don’t think the dance party would have ever stopped!

Nate, my parents and myself could not be more grateful. Thank you for your flexibility, working with Benny the Bull (that must have been a first), tackling of newly requested songs (hopefully you have added Rubberband Man and Fame to your wedding must play list) and your enthusiasm for what you do. Thank you for agreeing to not take a band break, your scheduling of the group and their stage time was seamless. The Chicago Catz truly are a special group of VERY talented people.

Our guests are still complementing the Catz. We have constantly heard “best wedding band EVER”, countless people have asked for the name of our wedding band and my aunt even told me she went around and collected autographs!

I really, really hope we get to work together again soon. Please extend our thank you to the entire band.

Our wedding wouldn’t have been our wedding without the Chicago Catz!!!

Thanks again,
Sammie & Nate

5.0
2016-08-13T06:17:32+00:00

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Jenna Patchen

The Catz are incredible. They are without a doubt the best Chicago wedding band! They made our wedding!

Music was pretty much our most stressed over piece of the wedding puzzle. We are music snobs and thought we wanted a DJ in order to pick the exact songs to be played.

Choosing the Catz allowed us the freedom to just enjoy the party.

They know how to get people dancing and keep them dancing all night.

They also worked with us for the style of the ceremony and cocktail hour and made it exactly what we wanted. They brought in the right musicians for the styles we requested.

Richie Davis is so easy to work with, and is not shy to tell you if something is going to work or not. Then, if it isn’t, he gives you amazing suggestions for what will and makes everything awesome. Seriously could not have been happier with the Catz. I would choose them again and again.

Jenna Patchen

 

5.0
2014-02-14T19:19:57+00:00

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The Catz are incredible. They are without a doubt the…

Kacey Albertine

If you are debating whether or not to book these guys for your event…stop debating now and just book them.

They ABSOLUTELY ROCKED our wedding on 9/26. You know you have a good band when your 57-year-old mother-in-law says “the band played all the songs that I knew” and then your 27-year-old bridesmaid says the SAME THING!
They really know how to read the crowd and throw a good party.

NOT your typical cheesy wedding band- these are true artists. Nothing fake here – many wedding bands play tracks from their computer but these musicians do nothing of the sort.

They specialize in funk but my husband asked (ahead of time) if they could play Wagon Wheel, a pop country song. They not only played it perfectly, they even mastered the harmonica.

They played “Can’t Feel My Face” and “Uptown Funk” better than the artists themselves. We asked for “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes for our first dance, which is a very indie, fast-paced track. They crafted a version with their own style that slowed it down and made it more R&B. It was so special and absolutely perfect.

On top of all of this, Richie is a dream to work with. One of the best vendors I dealt with. He’s a seasoned professional whom you can always count on for timely responses. He made me feel taken care of from day 1.

My guests raved about this band…they truly made our wedding unforgettable. THANK YOU!

Kacey Albertine (from Yelp!)

5.0
2014-02-14T19:19:31+00:00

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Mollye

Hey Richie,

We can’t thank you enough for being the absolute best. Thank you for being so accommodating and awesome. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you. We literally have had at least 25 people ask us about you guys, and the comments/questions about the band still haven’t stopped—no kidding. Special shout to Symbrit, too. She is not only unbelievably talented, but I also could easily make her my best friend! You all are the coolest and absolutely THE BEST Chicago Wedding Band.

Below is the Yelp review we just wrote about you guys. Feel free to use it (as well as anything I said above) as a testimonial for your website.

All the best,
Mollye

5.0
2014-02-14T19:19:08+00:00

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Hey Richie, We can’t thank you enough for being the…

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Stacy Saltzman Swislow

The day after we got engaged I called Richie to ask what Saturdays he had open.
It wasn’t even a conversation with my parents or fiance on the band we were going to have.

Being in the industry, I am grateful to work with wonderful vendors including other bands, but NO ONE can compete against the Catz. Everyone thinks they have a “Dancing Crowd” but not all do, unless the Catz are on your event stage. Richie, Mark, Tony, Devin and every other band member that worked with us leading up to the wedding were so amazing.

The night of the wedding, I can’t really put into words how INCREDIBLE this band was. With the songs we picked together and the songs they picked for us, no one wanted to sit and eat, they all just wanted to dance. With the voices up front and each musician on stage jamming out, we had a concert, a dance party and a music festival all in one. There truly isn’t another band better.

As a planner, I know all the details of the event, but the Catz and my husband got one past me when my new husband surprised me by singing 2 songs with the band. He had met with the band in the months before our wedding and they worked together to surprise me like no other, it was amazing! This band is the first suggestion I give to clients and the reason our wedding was so incredible. Our ceremony music was beautiful, the cocktail music was the perfect accent and as soon as the doors opened, the Catz did their thing and boy did they make us look good.

People ask me all the time, was it hard to plan your own wedding and without hesitation, I say “no, I had the Chicago Catz, your music makes your party and I knew mine would be incredible.” Thank you Richie and Mark and thank you to the Catz Family. You are the best at what you do and anyone who is lucky enough to have you at their wedding will be in the best hands musically. Can we do it again?!?!!?

Stacy Saltzman Swislow
SO Stacy
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5.0
2014-02-14T19:20:26+00:00

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Ali & Mike

Dear Richie,

I just wanted to send you a note of MAJOR THANKS for helping to create our spectacular wedding. From beginning to end, you and the rest of the band created an atmosphere of love, fun and celebration and I will always remember the sounds of our night! You are the best Chicago wedding band we have ever heard.

The music during the ceremony was beautifully played and sounded just as it had in my dreams. We were all dancing and getting so excited hearing our favorite tunes as we were about to walk down the aisle (Mike and I shared a glance I’ll never forget as he got so excited hearing his favorite rendition of One Sweet World.)

There were so many memorable music moments for me. I loved seeing everyone dance the night away on the dance floor, I loved when Mike came running to find me when you played some of our absolute favorites and I especially loved our first dance. For a second, I thought you were all playing to a track because it sounded so PERFECT!

I feel terrible that I don’t remember everyones’ names because I’d love to thank your singer by name, he was absolutely phenomenal. As I told you when we met, the music was of utmost importance to both Mike and myself and you all so far surpassed my expectations, I can’t even put it into words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating a soundtrack for the most special night of my life.

Please let me know when you’re all playing a ‘public’ gig so we can some see you again! We are definitely your newest groupies!!

With love and thanks,
Ali (and Mike)

5.0
2016-07-27T14:53:36+00:00

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Dear Richie, I just wanted to send you a note…

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Caitlin & Sam

If we could give the Catz 6 stars we would! We hired them for our wedding and it was, without question, the best investment we made for the entire day. From the first time we spoke with Richie, the process of working with the Catz was phenomenal.
They are professional, reliable, flexible and an incredibly fun & friendly group. Now, onto the show – they ROCKED and our had dance floor packed the entire night. They are amazing performers who perfectly blended together oldies & new, hip hop & pop, rock & funk.
They’ve got a great ability to read the floor and put together a fantastic set list. Richie & the band even learned a few songs for our day and we were blown away by how they came out.

No question this is the band you should hire!!
Caitlin and Sam (from Wedding Wire)

5.0
2016-07-27T14:38:58+00:00

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If we could give the Catz 6 stars we would!…

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Jane

Richie-

OHHHHH RICHIE. You guys are the talk of our wedding!!!! Literally, everyone was blown away by you guys!!! You have to be the best chicago wedding band, hands down! You all nailed it and we cannot thank you and your extremely talented members enough. I mean….you even got the bride doing push ups (her signature move) on the dance floor!!! We love you guys very much and truly hope we can work together again..oh we will find a way!!

THANK YOU again Richie. It was such pleasure working with you!!!
xoxo,
Jane

5.0
2016-06-22T20:21:39+00:00

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Richie- OHHHHH RICHIE. You guys are the talk of our…

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Nikki & Bill

Hi Richie,

As we look back on last Saturday and talk to friends and family, the most consistent compliment we are receiving was: “the band was AMAZING!!” Seriously, you and the Catz made the wedding ceremony and reception so incredible. One of my co-workers told me she had never seen so many people consistently on the dance floor! Great chicago wedding band.

We had the greatest night of our lives and we can’t thank you enough for helping to make it as such.

Best regards,
Nikki and Bill

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2016-06-22T20:22:21+00:00

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Hi Richie, As we look back on last Saturday and…

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Douglas

Hi Richie,

Thanks for the specificity. We’ll probably come for the after dinner portion. We are really looking forward to it.

Side note. We were looking for the best Chicago wedding band and our wedding planner had sent us a few other wedding bands to check out. They are all so horrible that I’ve had to go to the Catz youtube channel to cleanse myself from the other wedding bands. That’s not an exaggeration. I literally had to purge them from my brain by listening to you guys.

We’ll see you on Saturday night (even thought you won’t see us). Let’s plan on talking some time next week.

Thank you,
Douglas

5.0
2016-08-11T04:15:16+00:00

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Hi Richie, Thanks for the specificity. We’ll probably come for…

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