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6 January 2020

I simply cannot say enough good things about Richie and the Catz. The Catz were recommended as an option by the venue; we went to see The Catz perform at a bar in Bucktown and immediately felt their energy, knew every song and understood the response they were receiving from the crowd. After deciding (that evening) to go with the Catz, working with Richie was fantastic; he might have been the most responsive and easygoing vendor throughout the whole wedding planning process. Richie was always available to speak on the phone and quick to answer any email. He met with us a number of times and worked with us to ensure we were comfortable. Our wedding was beautiful but I have to say, without a doubt, The Catz made the party happen. The dance floor was packed the entire time...from Grandma to the youngest invitee...everyone was dancing and have a great time. I'll also state that Richie learned (and absolutely perfected!) our first dance as well as Mother/Groom. Finally, I am a very cautious and skeptical person; I can say without a doubt, that Richie and The Catz are the real deal. If you want to stop worrying about a crucial part of your wedding...hire Richie and The Catz. The music quality is better than most live concerts and it is important to understand you are hiring a real band to play live...not some actors who uses prerecorded music and dance on stage with instruments. If you appreciate music and believe a live band is one of the most important aspects of the reception...hire Richie and The Catz. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

4 January 2020

If you had ten stars, we'd give the Catz ten+. Their slogan "Ain't Nothin' But A Party" hardly does them justice. The ceremony musicians were wonderful, and when the reception began the party REALLY began and went non-stop to the end with people begging for more. The dance floor was filled constantly. Fabulous singers, truly accomplished band members, and the leading hand of Richie Davis. As for repertoire, there was nothing they couldn't play as well or better than the original. A fabulous send-off for our daughter and new son-in-law. We recommend the Catz without reservation. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

2 January 2020

The Chicago Catz performed at our wedding at the Morton Arboretum in November and they were incredible! Richie and the rest of the band were absolute professionals and kept the dance floor crowded all evening. The music element to our reception was very important to us and nothing beats live music. We gave the Catz a rough idea of the kinds of music we were looking for and let them take it from there. From there, they were able to feed off the crowd and do what they do best, entertain! They were very easy to work with and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to entertain their guests. The best endorsements come from our guests young and old alike who still remind us of how much they enjoyed the Catz. Thanks Chicago Catz for making our wedding so memorable! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

2 January 2020

The Chicago Catz were absolutely incredible! Even before our wedding, they worked with us to understand our vision for our wedding, the layout of events, and special requests/song choices we had. They were incredibly accommodating and so fun to work with! Richie and the band are insanely talented and had the whole party going all night until the very end! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

2 January 2020

The Catz were great. My wife and I got married in May at her families Lake. The band was heard across the lake. All of our friends and family are still talking about how much fun the band was. Thanks

Reviewed on WeddingWire

18 November 2019

The Chicago Cats were an unbelievable band! They had everyone on the dance floor the entire night...and we were having so much fun we added more time so the night didn't have to end. They played the perfect range of music to keep all of our guests happy and having a blast. And, not only did they keep everyone on the dance floor - the vocals were out of this world. They are fun and incredibly talented. I couldn't recommend them more! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

24 October 2019

I recently hired the Cats for an international corporate meeting. The crowd was so into it, the client payed for an extended set. Great song book...incredible musicians. Best hire I’ve ever done! More...

Reviewed on Facebook

24 October 2019

I saw Chicago Catz at a wedding this past Saturday. They were spectacular. Great sound, great show. They worked the crowd, had everyone up dancing and having fun.

Reviewed on Facebook

11 October 2019

They were the best part of the wedding! Richie was incredible to work with and he made everything so personal and easy. They were accommodating of everything we asked for and they kept the dance floor full until the end of the wedding! We got so many compliments on them - they were the BEST!!! We can't recommend them enough! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

1 October 2019

We had the Chicago Catz for our September 2019 wedding. WOW! They exceeded all of our expectations. Our dance floor was packed until 1am! The entire ensemble was amazing, they had so much energy the whole night and really worked our crowd. The team learned songs for us for the wedding and made the whole experience special and unique to us. They were SO easy to work with leading up to the wedding and super professional. We couldn't recommend them enough! The Chicago Catz will always hold a special place in our hearts! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

25 August 2019

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

Reviewed on Facebook

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

14 June 2018

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

Reviewed on WeddingWire

25 May 2018

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

Reviewed on Google Maps

25 May 2018

Hands down one of the best in Chicago!

Reviewed on Google Maps

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on Yelp

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...

Reviewed on Yelp

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...

Reviewed on Yelp

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on Yelp

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

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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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Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

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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Reviewed on WeddingWire

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...

Reviewed on WeddingWire