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Sue

26 August 2019

They were unbelieveable! Timely, professional and about the nicest people ever! Loved loved loved them! They made my son's wedding an event! People are still talking about them! Had a packed dance floor all night long til the very end! More...

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Breanne Cracraft Connor

25 August 2019

It's not really a celebration unless you have a band of this caliber to help you party, fantastic!!!

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Andrew

29 April 2019

The Chicago Catz made the party at our wedding. They gave off great energy and guests were dancing the entire night. Richie was very accommodating to work with during the months leading up to the wedding, and he made sure to have every detail sorted out ahead of time to ensure the actual wedding night went extremely smoothly. We also had a lot of fun checking them out a few times leading up to our wedding at Nick’s Beer Garden. Overall, the Catz really brought the heat to our December wedding - we couldn't recommend them more! More...

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Sarah

7 December 2018

The Cats were so much fun to work with! They have an awesome song selection list and are so flexible and kind. I really enjoyed working with them throughout the wedding process. The night of the wedding -- they rocked! People couldn't get enough the dance floor and the Catz kept the dance floor packed all night. Months later, people are still commenting how much they loved the band! You can trust the Catz to make your wedding an amazing night for all your guests! More...

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Alyssa

4 November 2018

We absolutely loved working with Richie and the Chicago Catz for our wedding. Prior to our wedding, Richie took time to meet my husband and me for coffee so he could get to know us and answer all our questions. The band even learned two additional songs for us to make our wedding so special! Everyone was on the dance floor the entire night. We still are getting compliments on our band to this day. Two of our friends have already booked them for their weddings! You’re in for an awesome night if you book the Chicago Catz for your wedding! More...

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Leah Posner

31 October 2018

We cannot say enough phenomenal things about this band. The Chicago Catz are by far THE BEST wedding band EVER. They made our wedding. The entire night was an absolute BLAST and we can honestly, sincerely say that the Catz were responsible for the success. They learned several special requested songs for us and did the songs justice. They played hit after hit (oldies and current) and the guests could not get enough. The dance floor was packed until we were kicked out of the room. Not only are they stellar musicians but they could not be more kind. There is no better band than the Chicago Catz and if you want to blow your guests away and have the wedding of your dreams, look no further than the Catz. WE LOVE CHICAGO CATZ! More...

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Maria

28 October 2018

While we booked the Catz without having seen them play, we definitely did not go wrong -- the Catz made our reception one we will not forget! Everyone at our wedding couldn't stop commenting on how awesome the band was and how much energy they had throughout the evening. The Catz were super easy to work with from start to finish, and they were very accommodating of our timeline and requests (they even adapted a song based on a joke we made in an email, personalizing that song and causing me to have to run onto the dance floor). You can't go wrong choosing them for your wedding! More...

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Audrey Abraham

26 October 2018

The Chicago Catz were spectacular! Their music and energy made my daughter's October, 2018 reception so much fun for everyone. Our guests are still raving about the band. They were so on target with their range of songs and when to play them. If you want a dance party, hire the Chicago Catz! In addition, Richie is pleasant, responsive, and professional to work with. He was a perfect emcee and kept things moving in a timely manner. I highly recommend them!! More...

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Kevin Johnson

26 October 2018

We simply cannot say enough about the Richie and the Catz. From the very first inquiry a year before the wedding to the very last song of the night (which they learned a very special song to play for my wife and I), they were unbelievably professional and without question the most talented band we have seen. It is very easy to see how long this group has been playing and doing so together as they put on an electric show keeping the entire party on the dance floor throughout the night. Over a month post wedding, we still get people asking us who they were as they hadn't experienced anything like it at a wedding in the past. Picking a wedding band I feel is arguably the most important and memorable aspect of the wedding that will keep people talking and reminiscing for years to come. They are worth every penny and then some so don't make a mistake, and hire the CATZ! More...

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Peter

17 July 2018

We had The Chicago Catz for our wedding on June 23, 2018. From start to finish they were wonderful to work with. They kept guests on the dance floor all night long. Trust us and just book The Chicago Catz. More...

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14 June 2018

Book the Chicago Catz! They are incredible performers and will keep the entire party on the dance floor the entire night!

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anthony brown

25 May 2018

Best Band Ever!!!
Real Music,Real People, Real Good.

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Dawn Posey

25 May 2018

Hands down one of the best in Chicago!

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Samantha

21 May 2018

We can not thank the Chicago Catz enough! The band for our wedding was a top priority. For us it was a key component in creating the perfect party atmosphere and they went above and beyond. Booking, communication, meetings, day of were all seamless. Their presence, their energy and their talent, still has friends and family talking about "the best wedding band" they've heard. They all were a pleasure to work with and our dance floor will always be one to remember. Thank you Chicago Catz! More...

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Peggy

15 March 2018

Hands down The Chicago Catz were an exceptional band! They were one of the key factors that made our wedding day the fun, carefree, lively celebration that we wanted to offer to our guests. Richie is beyond accommodating and reasonable to work with--offering great ideas, always a quick call away and timely with responses, and knows how to read a crowd! The musicians and singers themselves were on fire, too. Great energy, amazing voices, and tremendous sound. Guests continue to talk about our band nearly a year later. We were so thrilled with the Catz, have already recommended them to others and hope get to enjoy their great music again soon. More...

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Peggy M.

15 March 2018

Hands down The Chicago Catz were one of the best parts of our wedding. They are a top-notch band...musicians and singers were on fire! The best part was that you could tell they were thoroughly enjoying themselves and loved their jobs. That is the authenticity that makes a difference. Their great energy and voices, exceptional ability to read the crowd and amazing sound made our reception the fun, carefree, lively celebration that we wanted to offer to our guests. Guests continue to talk about how great the band was and that's nearly a year later. Leading up to the day, Richie was beyond accommodating and easy to work with. He offered great ideas and was always a quick call away and timely in his follow up. We were so thrilled with the Catz and have already recommended them to others. We really hope to enjoy their great music again soon. More...

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Andrea M.

27 January 2018

We first heard The Catz at a bar in Wicker Park when we were in the process of selecting a band for my daughter's wedding.  We called and hired them the next day, and what a great choice it was!The Catz are real musicians who love their music and their audience.  Not only are they supremely talented musicians and vocalists, but they are also exceptional at reading the crowd.  They played a key role in the magic of the event.  LOVED working with Richie and Kevin prior to the wedding, and Kevin successfully took the reins at the wedding.  Wish I could give them 100 stars! More...

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Chris H.

13 December 2017

We first saw Chicago Catz at a street party in our town. Everyone was on their feet dancing, and we knew we had to hire them for our daughter's wedding. We had 6 pieces including vocalist during dinner and 11 members for dancing. They were so much fun!  Kept everyone on the floor. Loved them! More...

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Natalie

7 December 2017

The Catz were AMAZING! One of the easiest vendors to work with and so accommodating. We had a Greek wedding, with a few breaks for Greek music and Richie was totally fine with it. He was always open to meet, even last minute. People are still telling us how great our band was - 2 months later! More...

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Brad O.

20 November 2017

My wife and I hired the Catz for our wedding, and we couldn't have been happier with the decision. Richie (band leader) was incredibly accommodating through the entire process, and very responsive to all emails and calls. They did everything we asked for, and then some. He also acted as emcee, and helped take charge of the reception introductions when the time came. He even let me and some musically inclined friends get up and play some tunes during the set. Oh yeah, and they got everyone up and dancing! We got tons of compliments about the band after the wedding. I didn't want a typical cheesy wedding band. I wanted an old school soul/funk/R&B group that could play some fun covers, and these guys really delivered (at a very competitive rate compared to the other Chicago wedding bands we checked out). Long story short, these guys are top notch! More...

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19 November 2017

Chicago Catz is the best! We have had them for TWO weddings. would I hire them again? Yes Need I say more. No. they are fantastic

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Jori

16 November 2017

I have nothing but positive things to say about Richie and the Chicago Catz.

We hired The Chicago Catz for our October wedding and from the very beginning Richie was extremely responsive, supportive and incredibly easy to work with. We met with Richie several times before our wedding date to discuss logistics, song choices and musical instrument options.

The night of our wedding was incredible with many thanks to The Chicago Catz. Richie was the band leader, MC and point of contact the entire night. They played our song requests as well as a couple song requests from the parents.

Our wedding guests could not stop dancing and telling us all night long how incredible the band was! Thank you to Richie and the entire band for making our night one to remember!
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Joseph

16 November 2017

We had heard of the Catz from my parents who had heard them at a previous wedding. We contacted them and saw them both at another wedding as well as at their usual venue in Wicker Park. We loved their style and music and are so happy that we were able to work with them. Richie was extremely flexible and responsive. Every single one of our guests said the band was fantastic! More...

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Lauren

15 November 2017

I don't know that I can sing their praises enough...these guys are SO amazing and talented. They completely made our wedding! The dance floor was packed until the very end. Their set list really caters to every single generation. Richie was very easy to work with, in regards to communication leading up to the big day..and the day went on effortlessly. Our guests RAVED about the Catz, and said that was by far the most memorable part of our wedding. We can't thank you enough for making our day so fun and entertaining. You all rock!! More...

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Hermann

14 November 2017

As a lifelong musician and the father of the bride, I can't begin to articulate how good the CATZ are. From Richie's professionalism as a manager to the extraordinary level of musicianship, this band is the world class standard for a wedding. if you want your dance floor packed until the evening ends and enjoy everyone telling you that you are a genius for finding and hiring such a great band, call Richie and the Chicago CATZ. More...

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Kate

14 November 2017

The Chicago Catz is an excellent, best-in-class band! We would highly recommend. Our wedding was a blast and in large part due to the band. They received many compliments from guests of all ages, and even managed to keep the volume levels comfortable for all while still getting everyone dancing! Great band. More...

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Megan

22 October 2017

It's hard to describe how happy we are that we hired the Chicago Catz for our wedding. They provided a jazz trio, jazz quartet, and a 12 piece band for our wedding reception on 9/23/17 in Milwaukee, and they rocked the house the entire night. I have never seen a dance floor fill up that quickly!!! And the dance floor was packed the whole night. They did such a good job mixing up the music to our taste, and there was never a dull moment. Richie was extremely responsive with emails and worked seamlessly with our wedding coordinator. We had multiple people coming up to us after the wedding asking where we found such an incredible band and how they have never seen the dance floor packed for the whole night at a wedding. As a bride, that is one of the best compliments you can receive! We will definitely be making the trip to Chicago to see them play in the future! Thanks Chicago Catz, you guys helped make our wedding one that none of our guests will forget! More...

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Phyllis M.

16 October 2017

My friends and I often went to various venues where The Catz played for a fun night of dancing. I had no idea they played weddings until I surprisingly got to dance happily to their music at a family wedding years ago. Immediately upon selecting their wedding date, my daughter called me and said "I want the band that Susan had for our wedding!"  I got right on it and I knew if nothing else, with the Catz playing, it would be a fabulous party. Our guests were welcomed into the reception with the bridal party and the immediate families already dancing. They joined us and we danced an entire set before anyone sat down at their table. My feet and the myriad of compliments still coming in almost 2 months later confirm that having the Chicago Catz makes for a fabulously fun party!!!!!!! More...

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Becca C.

1 October 2017

I had the privilege of hearing the Chicago Catz at my friends wedding and they were absolutely incredible! Everyone was on the dance floor the entire night! The band was very enthusiastic and energetic! After attending many many weddings over the last 5 years, nothing even compared to the Chicago Catz. This is the absolute best wedding band I've ever heard! I highly recommend them! More...

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Nina

5 September 2017

Chicago Catz is absolutely, hands down, the best band you could book for your wedding. Richie Davis - owner and bandleader extraordinaire - worked with us until we had the perfect mix of time for dancing, eating, and schmoozing. Our family loves to dance and there simply wasn't a bad song in the mix. Don't be stingy - go for eleven pieces. The front line of singers are each worthy of award-winning solo careers and each musician a virtuoso. Work with this band and dance until the Catz come home! More...

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Nina H.

5 September 2017

The night after you wedding, you may wake up with sore feet, but there will be a huge grin on your face, if you hire Chicago Catz.  The great reviews from our family and friends are still rolling in.  Richie Davis, owner and bandleader has the market cornered with this group.  Our family loves to dance and I don't think we sat down all night.  If you hire this band, don't skimp and go for a big sound.  We had eleven pieces.  They get the sound mix just right.  We had five singers, individually each had awesome voices and they harmonized beautifully.  We have some musicians in our extended family and Richie agreed to let them play - no worries, one of them is a Grammy winner!  Each band member is a virtuoso.  Book this group and dance until the  Catz come home! More...

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Ashly

14 August 2017

The Chicago Catz made our wedding!!! They are so talented and bring the energy!! We asked them to learn a few songs for us, and not only did they learn the words and perform the songs - I think they did it better than the original artists. Everyone from our wedding was raving about the band. I had so many people tell me this was one of the best wedding bands they had ever seen. These artist love what they do, and you can see that when they are on stage performing. Richie, the band leader, came over to our house a few months before our wedding to just sit down and get to know us. He is such a wonderful man with the most fabulous stories about Chicago and music in general. After our meeting with him, I knew I was fully confident in picking the Catz to be with us on our big day. They truly went above and beyond for my husband and I, and I cannot thank them enough!!!! Trust me when I say THIS IS THE BAND YOU WANT FOR YOUR WEDDING!!!!! More...

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Tommy

5 August 2017

The Chicago Catz were a joy to work with. From my first conversation/email with Richie all the way until the last song they played at our wedding, the Catz were top notch in every facet. I strongly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a special band for their wedding day. More...

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Tommy B.

5 August 2017

From the very first email and phone call with Richie, our experience with the Chicago Catz was top notch. Richie was responsive, always happy to answer questions and give advice, and worked with us to help create a playlist that was perfect for our wedding. As a band, I'm not sure there is a group that is better. Every song they played was a complete hit and we had countless people coming up to us during the wedding and after asking us what the band name was. The Catz will even learn a handful of songs for you and their version of River by Leon Bridges, which is one we had them learn was such a memorable dance for my Wife and I during our wedding. We are so happy we found the Chicago Catz and would HIGHLY recommend them for anyone looking for a special wedding band. More...

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Grace

13 July 2017

We hired the Catz for our June 24th wedding and it was one of the best decisions we made! Richie and our bandleader, Kevin, were both so nice and easy to work with. The band put on an incredible performance at the wedding. Their setlist is so much fun. Our guests raved about them. If you're looking to hire a band, look no further! More...

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Steve kocour

25 May 2017

Amazing!

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Loralee Guenther

25 May 2017

Took my breathe away!!!!!! They played at a wedding 6/24 ... We were in awe....everyone was out on the dance floor ...they ignited the entire place!!!!!

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Ari

20 May 2017

OH MY GOODNESS STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING RIGHT NOW AND BOOK THE CHICAGO CATZ! Seriously, I don't really know where to begin. Our guests who flew into Michigan from around the world were RAVING about this band. We enjoyed the absolute best dance party of our life from our first dance to the last song, our dance floor was PACKED and we just were euphoric. Richie was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout. They go so above and beyond -- honestly -- we had some friends DJ after their set, and their second-rate sound equipment wasn't so hot, so the technical team from the Chicago Catz stayed late and took it upon themselves to plug our guys into their equipment. It gave us an extra hour of MORE dance party and they did not need to do that. Honestly, we can't thank this band enough. They are amazing. They will make your wedding amazing. Enough said. LOVE YOU GUYS! Thank you. -- Ari & Sammy, Chicago More...

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Jackie

21 April 2017

Chicago Catz is amazing! Richie was our point of contact throughout the entire process and was so helpful, patient, and thoughtful. We had a 3 piece for our ceremony and cocktail hour. They transitioned flawlessly from playing Jack Johnson-esque music for the ceremony to jazz for the cocktail hour. For the reception we had the 12-piece ensemble and let me tell you - Chicago Catz knows how to throw an amazing party. They kept everyone on the dance floor the entire night, and many of our friends and family told us they were the best band they had ever seen. We agree! Thank you to Richie & the entire Chicago Catz crew - you guys are the best! More...

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Shelby

18 April 2017

Hiring the Chicago Catz was one of the best decisions we made regarding our wedding reception! We searched for a wedding band for months, but none of the bands we found were quite what we were looking for until we came across the Chicago Catz. When we initially contacted the band, they let us know that they would be performing at Nick’s a few weeks later. My husband and I went to hear their set and after only one song, we KNEW we had to book them. They had everyone in the bar on their feet dancing. Richie was incredibly responsive throughout the planning process. The band learned multiple songs that we wanted played at our wedding and did a fabulous job with all of them. I can’t recommend them enough - go book them now! More...

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Andy B.

17 March 2017

In my experience, the Chicago Catz are among the finest entertainers in the world, not just in Chicago. Whether it's corporate or social activations, they bring a captivating, soulful and engaging performance that washes over the audience. Their ability to connect with any audience and provide superior musicianship and sound quality is unparalleled in my experience. Beyond this, there is an intangible quality to the Catz that comes from so many years of playing together and passion for the music that makes them worth every last cent. It isn't something easy to quantify but it is something you feel the second the band hits. You feel embraced and included in their passion and love for the music. They are hands down the best in the business and I will work with them forever. More...

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Christine

18 February 2017

After getting a recommendation from former clients and even other Chicago wedding bands, we knew the Chicago Catz were the way to go for our wedding day! For all the real music lovers out there or anyone who wants their wedding to be an unforgettable party, I highly recommend the Catz. Richie was an amazing partner to work with during our planning process – incredibly professional and knowledgeable. He was always available via phone when we needed him, and made time to meet with us with his band leader to discuss all our needs before the wedding. He even made a site visit to our venue and did a detailed walk-through, coordinating directly with the venue staff to make sure the day went off without a hitch. Even with a complicated sound set up and an outdoor venue, Richie provided us with a plan A, B, and C so that we knew the party would be great no matter the weather. And the final result blew away all our expectations! Richie has brought together an amazing ensemble of talented musicians who truly love what they do – and are a whole lot of fun, too! Tony and the band kept the party going all night. With an amazing repertoire of songs and styles, the band caters to any person of any age – guests from 5 to 85 loved the music. They truly know how to play to the crowd – they would play crowd favorites when the dance floor got a little slow, and their medleys kept things interesting. The lovely Simbryt served as our MC and was a wonderful hostess, introducing speeches and providing a beautiful tribute to both set of parents, who’ve been married for over 40 years. Easy to work with and an amazing show – I don’t think we could have asked for anything more! In the words of the Chicago Catz, “ain’t nothin’ but a party!” Go book the Catz today! More...

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Kristin

17 January 2017

To say this band is the best is an understatement - they are EXTRAORDINARY! My husband and I hired them for our wedding band and everyone was blown away!! They were so easy to work with up until the wedding date and very professional. They were on-time, they had a good M.C and can range from anywhere from Adele, to Whitney Houston, to Justin Timberlake, etc. It's amazing there sound, talent and range!! We got married on June 11th and we still constantly get compliments about how amazing the band was. Not to mention they got everyone on the dance floor, including my 92 year old grandma!! They really left a lasting impression and if you are thinking about a band, look no further and book the Chicago Catz!!! More...

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Sarah

14 December 2016

We loved the Chicago Catz! Richie and Mark were more than accommodating when it came to requests, timelines, and questions. Their song list is massive and the medleys they performed on the night of our wedding did not disappoint. All of our guests were on the dance floor the entire evening and we're still getting compliments on how awesome and professional the Catz were! Not only do they put on a great show, it's obvious they truly enjoy what they do. I would recommend The Catz time and time again. More...

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Sarah T.

14 December 2016

We loved the Chicago Catz! Richie and Mark were more than accommodating when it came to requests, timelines, and questions. Their song list is massive and the medleys they put together on the night of our wedding did not disappoint. All of our guests were on the dance floor the entire evening and we're still getting compliments on how awesome and professional the Catz were! Not only do they put on a great show, it's obvious they truly enjoy what they do. I would recommend The Catz time and time again. More...

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Natalie

21 November 2016

The Chicago Catz are hands down the best! We cannot say enough great things about the band. Richie Davis was great to work with throughout the entire process and is a true professional. All of the band members are great musicians and wonderful performers. We would recommend them 10/10 times! More...

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Ari

16 November 2016

Throughout the night people continuously packed the dance floor and commented how this was the greatest wedding band they'd ever seen. People I work with who were not invited to the wedding said they heard from people how great Catz was and that they played an amazing wedding party. Super easy to work with, very flexible, and had an unbelievable sense for their audience. More...

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Amy

27 September 2016

Oh my gosh! This band rocks a wedding!!! We decided pretty early on that we wanted a band. We set a budget and went out on a hunt for the perfect band for us. We wanted someone that had great musicians, great vocalists and played great dance music. We went to see band after band and kept feeling like no one was right for us. After seeing them at a wedding, a friend recommended we take a look at Chicago Catz and we were BLOWN away! We exceeded our budget a little (but hey, I could cut costs in other areas to make sure everyone danced their tails off at our wedding). We have absolutely no regrets with choosing this band. We like them so much, we will be keeping our eyes out for when they play at Nick's in the coming months so we can go watch them again! To top it all off, our main contact, Richie was so easy to work with, and made sure to talk through all the details prior to the wedding to make sure everything went smooth the day of the wedding. Seriously hire them if you want an amazing band for your reception. More...

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Beth

9 August 2016

Our guests were on the dance floor the whole night! We were thrilled and also so pleased with the meetings that we had with Richie before hand. He was open to what we wanted, had great advice and we knew he would take the whole evening and turn it into a memorable wedding night! A-plus! More...

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Beth B.

9 August 2016

Our guests' reviews are the proof!  What a spectacular reception with 11 Catz who stole the show!  Led by Richie, the mood, the music, the connection with the dance floor made this a night to remember, exactly what we hoped for.  Our friends continue to rave about 'our band'!  Book them now! More...

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Frank

7 June 2016

Do not select your band until you have seen these professionals live. This group is over the top good; from their stage presence to the high energy sound & enthusiasm!

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User6678523

8 May 2016

If you want the Best band in Chicago there is only this one which is so far above any! Richie is the easiest and my loving person we have worked with. He goes far beyond making sure everything is exactly the way the entire family wants the feeling of the evening. The music is fantastic and they fill any and every room with an energy that is unexplainable!. We have used Catz for two of our wedding and Chicago Catz is the only reason I wish we could do it all over again! More...

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Lauren

17 April 2016

We saw the Chicago Catz at my best friends wedding and loved them! When it was time for us to choose a band for our own wedding, we contacted the Catz right away! There was no other band we wanted to have at our wedding. They were incredible and our wedding guests still talk about them to this day! Not only were they great to work with but EVERYONE at our wedding was on the dance floor all night! Best band in Chicago HANDS DOWN! More...

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23 January 2016

If we could give the Chicago Catz 100 stars we would! We heard stellar reviews of the band from a family friend and after we saw them perform in person at Nick's Beer Garden we were blown away. The Catz are an extremely talented, energetic and fun band with a broad repertoire. They can play anything from The Temptations to The Rolling Stones to Prince to Michael Jackson to Mackelmore. From the very beginning the Catz were a joy to work with, especially Richie the bandleader. Richie was extremely professional and the most responsive of all of our vendors. He was also very helpful when we were narrowing down our song list and we enjoyed bouncing ideas off one another when working on the set lists. When our wedding day (10/31/15) finally came we couldn't have been happier with how things turned out. The Catz were AMAZING and kept the dance floor packed for three hours! My husband and I were having so much fun we may have left the dance floor for 10 minutes at the most. We cannot thank the Catz enough, especially Richie, for making the best day of our lives to date also the most fun and memorable. W are still receiving endless comments from our wedding guests about how wonderful the Catz were, especially that they were by far the best wedding band they'd ever heard. If you are considering booking a band for any occasion, you should look no further than the Catz. You won't find anything better, we promise. More...

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Jen E.

23 January 2016

If we could give the Chicago Catz 100 stars we would!  We heard stellar reviews of the band from a family friend and after we saw them perform in person at Nick's Beer Garden we were blown away.  The Catz are an extremely talented, energetic and fun band with a broad repertoire.  They can play anything from The Temptations to The Rolling Stones to Prince to Michael Jackson to Mackelmore.  From the very beginning the Catz were a joy to work with, especially Richie the bandleader.  Richie was extremely professional and the most responsive of all of our vendors.  He was also very helpful when we were narrowing down our song list and we enjoyed bouncing ideas off one another when working on the set lists.  When our wedding day (10/31/2015) finally came we couldn't  have been happier with how things turned out.  The Catz were AMAZING and kept the dance floor packed for three hours! My husband and I were having so much fun we may have left the dance floor for 10 minutes at the most.  We cannot thank the Catz enough, especially Richie, for making the best day of our lives to date also the most fun and memorable.  W are still receiving endless comments from our wedding guests about how wonderful the Catz were, especially that they were by far the best wedding  band they'd ever heard.  If you are considering booking a band for any occasion, you should look no further than the Catz.  You won't find anything better, we promise. More...

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23 December 2015

If I could give Chicago Catz better than a 5 out of 5, I would! To say they were spectacular does not even begin to describe the evening. Every person I've talked to who attended the wedding RAVED about them. Here are some of the things people said..."OMG where did you find them? I've never been to an event with such a great band." "Did they ever take a break? We danced all night long." "They really knew how to work with the crowd. They always played just the right song."

Thank you Chicago Catz...you were truly amazing!
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Janette M.

2 October 2015

BEST BAND OF ALL TIMES!  Love, love absolutely love The Catz. I happened to end up at Green Dolphin one nite 12 years ago and they played....been a follower since.. Introduced many of my friends and they fell in love just as much. So much so that my friend hired them for her wedding recently at Galleria Marchetti!  You will not be disappointed! More...

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Kacey

1 October 2015

The Catz are the best wedding band you can ever book in Chicago. They absolutely rocked it. They made a special version of our first dance song, played songs that appealed to people of ALL AGES, learned modern tunes, and even played a country song at my new husband's request. They are professional and there to throw a really good party. Richie is a dream to work with. YOU CANNOT GO WRONG! More...

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Kacey A.

29 September 2015

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! More...

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Kirstin

17 August 2015

If you're looking for a truly amazing band, Chicago Catz are it! Amazing voices, energy and talent. Our dance floor was packed the whole time!

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Nicole T.

17 August 2015

Wow! That pretty much sums up the Chicago Catz! They were the absolute best and the dance floor was packed from start to finish! Richie and his band were a pleasure to work with and so accommodating. They followed our song list perfectly and blew everyone away by their talent. We wish our dance floor would have been bigger! We couldn't be more happy with them!! Thanks guys for everything! More...

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Alexandra

29 July 2015

My husband and I were looking for an amazing band that would play a ton of Motown music and would keep people dancing the entire night. The Chicago Catz delivered and we couldn't have been happier with them. When we met prior to the wedding and explained what we wanted, they promised to focus mostly on classics/ Motown music, but also asked that we trust them to do what they needed to do to keep people dancing. They learned the songs for our ceremony, first dance, father daughter etc. and played them beautifully. From the moment the reception began people were dancing, and when they played their last song our guests actually chanted "ONE MORE, ONE MORE," until they played one last song. Hands down the music made the evening, and people are still talking about our band. Absolutely incredible! More...

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Alexandra F.

29 July 2015

My husband and I were looking for an amazing band that would play a ton of Motown music and would keep people dancing the entire night. The Chicago Catz delivered and we couldn't have been happier with them. When we met prior to the wedding and explained what we wanted, they promised to focus mostly on classics/ Motown music, but also asked that we trust them to do what they needed to do to keep people dancing. They learned the songs for our ceremony, first dance, father daughter etc. and played them beautifully. From the moment the reception began people were dancing, and when they played their last song our guests actually chanted "ONE MORE, ONE MORE," until they played one last song. Hands down the music made the evening, and people are still talking about our band. Absolutely incredible! Richie is a true professional. Hire the Catz, you won't be disappointed! More...

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greg

26 July 2015

Had a large number of people come up to us and say this is the best wedding band they've ever heard. My dad is also a lifelong musician and said the Chicago Catz are the best cover band he's ever heard in his life. They were awesome! Great value and Richie was a true pro. Highly, highly recommend. More...

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Caitlin

21 June 2015

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!!
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Caitlin K.

21 June 2015

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!! More...

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8 June 2015

We had the pleasure of having the Chicago Catz perform for our wedding and we couldn't have been happier with their performance. They were, without a doubt, one of the major highlights of our wedding. Their performance was unbelievable, we had guests tell us they felt like they were at a concert! Not only was their performance so memorable, they also learned 3 special songs for our night which were some of the best memories of our wedding. I can't recommend the Catz enough for your wedding! More...

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Linda

17 November 2014

The Chicago Catz made our wedding! Everyone had a blast and continues to rave about how awesome the band was for our wedding. They really felt the crowd and played songs from all generations...the dance floor was packed the whole night! Richie Davis was very easy to work with and very responsive and attentive to our wedding night agenda. If you want a real band for your wedding, book the Catz ASAP! More...

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Linda M.

17 November 2014

The Chicago Catz made our wedding! Everyone had a blast and continues to rave about how awesome the band was for our October 2014 wedding. They really felt the crowd and played songs from all generations...the dance floor was packed the whole night! Richie Davis was very easy to work with and very responsive and attentive to our budget and wedding night agenda. If you want a real band for your wedding, book the Catz ASAP! You will not be disappointed! More...

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Abbey Lane R.

9 July 2014

We got married July 5, 2014 and cannot say enough great things about this band! Richie took care of everything, and would email me back faster than any other vendor! Our first dance song was unbelievable...our guests are still talking about them and how great it was. When midnight came around, everyone was yelling, 'ONE LAST SONG' - they were such a hit! Book them! More...

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Jenna

29 April 2014

The Catz are incredible. 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. More...

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Grace G.

15 November 2013

The Chicago Catz is the only wedding band to consider! We had a very specific idea of what we wanted--old R&B and soul classics, not very much contemporary or modern music. They were perfect. They learned our obscure first dance and father-daughter dance for us and it was like stepping into a time machine. The dance floor was packed all night and our friends and family have not stopped raving about them. More...

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Jennifer T.

13 November 2013

We worked with the Chicago Catz for our 2013 wedding.  The were fantastic.  Even though Richie, the band leader, wasn't available on our wedding date, Mark did a great job in his stead.  The band was lively, engaged the crowd, and really created an atmosphere in which people wanted to dance.  Leading up to the wedding, Riche and Mark were a joy to work with, and were great in helping us plan.  They were attentive to our most important needs, and exceeded our specific music preferences.  They are a true band, not a cover group, and we could not recommend them more strongly. More...

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1 November 2013

The Chicago Catz are absolutely INCREDIBLE! We hired them for my 2012 wedding and it was the best decision I made (apart from my choice of groom :) ). The entertainment can really make or break a wedding so I did my due diligence and saw them play at another wedding as well as 2 music venues in the city before I chose them. After I heard them play live the very first time, I just knew they would completely knock all the guests' socks off and I was right. Working with them was also great- they listened to my preferences, and even learned several songs to play at the reception at my father's request. Over a year later, and people are still telling us how great the band was at my wedding!! Thank you Chicago Catz! More...

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Dani S.

1 November 2013

The Chicago Catz are absolutely INCREDIBLE! We hired them for my 2012 wedding and it was the best decision I made (apart from my choice of groom :) ).  The entertainment can really make or break a wedding so I did my due diligence and saw them play at another wedding as well as 2 music venues in the city before I chose them.  After I heard them play live the very first time, I just knew they would completely knock all the guests' socks off and I was right.  Working with them was also great- they listened to my preferences, and even learned several songs to play at the reception at my father's request.  Over a year later, and people are still telling us how great the band was at my wedding!! Thank you Chicago Catz! More...

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Kirsten

8 February 2012

Having live music at our wedding was non-negotiable for my husband, and I am glad he was so persistent on that point. Richie and the band were absolutely fantastic! They made our wedding truly memorable. They played music all throughout dinner and dancing. The musicians were superb and from beginning to end were incredibly professional. We received so many compliments from our guests and repeatedly heard that the Chicago Catz were the best wedding band they had ever heard.

Richie was great at working with us to learn songs they did not have in their song list, and also made suggestions for different versions of songs we had selected.

Hiring the Chicago Catz to play our wedding was hands-down the best decision we made throughout the entire wedding planning process.
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Liz S.

15 August 2010

AMAZING!!!  We used this band for our wedding.  So much fun!!  From the second they started playing until the end of the night people were dancing and having a blast.  So many people commented on how great they were.  I highly, highly, highly recommend them! More...

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E H.

21 December 2009

We hired the Chicago Catz as our wedding band and they were outstanding. If you are looking for a REAL band - not a wedding band - this is who you want. They rocked the house all night and everyone at our wedding was on the dance floor - from 3 yrs old to 85 yrs old. Check out their website to hear what and how they play. They were fantastic to work with and were able to honor all my requests for the wedding night:  Piano and flute at the ceremony, then a jazz trio for cocktails, followed by a jazz quartet for dinner, and an 9 piece kick ass band for the reception. They did it all and even threw in an extra guy at the end!  If you are looking for a band that your friends and family will still be talking about months and even years later, you want the Catz. You will not be disappointed! More...

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Nicole

22 May 2008

The Chicago Catz made my wedding 10 times better by being there. Once they started to play at the reception, my guests, young and old, never sat down. We had to request some mellower songs just to get everyone to sit and eat because they were having so much fun! The talk of the wedding the next day was all about the band and how great the music was all night. I couldn't have asked for better. They were a little out of my budget, but I can't begin to explain how well worth the price they were. They were also more than willing to work and adapt the band to fit my budget and still have high quality music. Additionally, they provided me with beautiful music at the ceremony and cocktail hour. I would highly recommend the Catz to anyone who is looking for some serious dancing to go on. More...

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