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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
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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.

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
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5 stars really isn't enough! From the moment the ceremony ended, the compliments about the Chicago Catz haven't stopped. We expected amazing but have no words to describe how unbelievable the Catz were at our wedding two days ago. We slept all day yesterday, and the first thing on our agenda today was to write this review. They truly had the place rockin' all night. From friends to grandparents, everyone absolutely loved the music and energy. As I'm writing this this review I'm literally still getting texts from friends and family asking for the name of the band and expressing how great they were.

They really made the night special and we couldn't have asked for more. This review can't reflect how happy we were with the Catz. Such a real, cool, and hip group that delivered on their promise of a full dance floor all night. They showed serious range in their performance abilities and were so accommodating and attentive to our every request. Thank you so so much for making our wedding a night that everyone will truly remember! You guys are the best.

Mollye and Ross

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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!

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)
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Richie-
OHHHHH RICHIE. You guys are the talk of our wedding!!!! Literally, everyone was blown away by you guys!!! 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

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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!

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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Hi Richie,

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

Side note. 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

 

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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.

 

Jenna Patchen

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Hey man, you are more than welcome! 

My thanks to you and the band are long overdue –

thanks again to you all for making Jenna and Isaac’s wedding night

the event we dreamed it would be.  We expected good, we expected very good, we expected  great – and yet you still just topped all our expectations.
 
Everybody was blown away by the performances, both overall and individual, in all the different settings.  I have NEVER had so much fun in one night.  The energy and love provided by Chicago Catz on 4/12/14 will live on forever. 
 
Please make sure we are on your e-mail list so we can follow and hopefully attend some of your gigs.
 
Yours,


Bob Patchen

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Hi Richie

We want to thank YOU for making the wedding such a success!!!!!! No one wanted to get off the dance floor even though our feet were killing us! The thing that impresses me most was that not only did my core friends (55 +) love you, but all the 20 somethings thought you were the best band they had ever heard!!!!! We are going to try to make it to Chicago on the 4th of July, because you are playing near Winnetka, which is where my daughter lives, and see you playing in the park ( we are reaching groupie-status!) Thanks again and keep doing what you do.

Sincerely,

Judy Aristeo
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Dear Richie,


I knew when we were planning a wedding Bill had your band in mind immediately. I was willing to think about it but in our inner circle, your name was not there.
We met with you at the Starbucks that evening long ago and I knew we all connected. You are just a good guy wanting to do the right thing.

The fact that you are wildly talented is the icing on the cupcakes. You were able to take regular people, not what I would call born dancers and take them to the dance floor.
That was exactly what we were hopping for. The music, YOU helped us choose was fun and sophisticated. It had songs for everyone and the crowd most obviously loved you.

It is almost a week later and besides my daughter being the most beautiful bride, came praises for Chicago Catz.
You were truly the best and for that I more than thank you. You are talented beyond your own praise and an asset to any event.

Best,


Sharon Erwin
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Dear Richie and the Catz,

I want to re-iterate the sentiments that my mom in law sent this morning.

It's now been 2 weeks, but we continue to get compliments on how beautiful the wedding was and how exceptional our band was. Every single one of our guests was blown away by your performance! After seeing you guys at Nick's Beer Garden, we knew you'd be special, but there are no words to describe the joy you brought during the most important day of our lives.

Brad and I would like to sincerely thank you guys for making our special day unforgettable! You got our guests up and dancing and had my groom and I smiling from ear to ear all night!

We are forever grateful!

All of our love,


Kirztie and Brad Silverman

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Hi Richie,

Just wanted to let you know how awesome the Catz were last night! You guys rocked and kept everyone dancing all night long. Countless people told me how amazing our band was and wanted to know who you were. I've gotten many phone calls today about how great our wedding was and a big part of it was due to you guys!

Thanks again for making our wedding so special and fun.

Lee & Simon
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Richard,
I never got the chance to thank you for the tremendous performance you and the band put on for Chrissy and Cory’s wedding. Your finale of Proud Mary brought the house down, that lead female vocalist you have is fantastic! I can’t tell you how many people complimented you guys to me and I agree with them. You guys know how to manage a good party. I have given your name to quite a few people so hope you get some good referral business out of it.

It was a beautiful event that your band contributed greatly too. Chrissy and Cory had a blast. A day I will never forget and truly one of the best days in this dad’s life. Thank you for helping to make it so special.

All the best,

John

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Richie,

Lauren and I just want to thank you and your bandmates for the wonderful show you guys (and gals) put on last Saturday night.

We simply can't convey enough how great you all were, and how happy we
are that we went with the Catz.

We have had countless friends and family remark to us that you were the best band they had ever heard.
Of course we agree... in spades.

On a personal note, I can't help but pat myself on the back for
letting you guys just do your thing and staying out of your way!

The only thing that could have messed it up would be someone like me,
insisting you stick to a set list not befitting the occasion.

The Stone and Lapins will refer you whenver possible, as we can only hope
others can enjoy their party experience like we did.

Thank you for helping us make our big day more special,

Kyle and Lauren
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Hi Richie,

I have finally been able to get organized with things from the wedding and return from travels. I wanted to personally thank you and the rest of the Chicago Catz for doing such a great job at our wedding. I knew that you guys were going to be great, but I was truly blown away. It was such as special evening. And the surprise of the extra horn- Wow!!!! If there is anything that I can do in the future to help you guys out- please let me know- testimonials, references etc. It was simply the best day of my life. You guys are so much more than just a Chicago wedding band. Thank you

Amy F. Soltysiak
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Richie ...

Wow. what an event. everyone thought u guys just nailed it. the energy level was through the roof. u guys were so receptive to the songs and requests we made all night. again, please put me on the recommendation list. u know you will get amazing reviews from me. you are welcome for the tip. i wanted everyone to know how appreciative we were for making the event that much more special.... i do have one request though. any chance you guys can send me a play list. knowing what u played will help put all the puzzle pieces of the night together. thanks so much and stay in touch.

- Dan
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Richie!

We've flown halfway around the world for the honeymoon and are just now getting over jet lag, so apologies for the delayed response.

Shannon and I and our parents have received countless emails well after the event saying that you guys were far and away the best band they've ever heard at a wedding. Many of these people are musicians themselves, are in bands now, are dj's, or come from places like new orleans or memphis. We agree with their views entirely.

One of the said musicians helped me review the online clips of several band candidates, and he called out those whose youtube clips had their soundboards reworked or resynthesized to sound good. Obviously wasn't the case with you. Admittedly there was a bit of doubt but that was erased the moment we saw the scale of equipment you brought and the care with which you were tuning it.

You all completely dominate. Thank you for sounding so awesome, for thinking through a great and seamless set list (can you send me a copy please?), and for having so much fun also. It made our party so much fun and simply unforgettable.

There were a few weddings to be in the crowd, so hopefully our paths will cross again soon. In the meantime, please forward anyone my email for a reference (chrisfidyk@gmail.com is permanent one) and let's think of a good testimonial for your website.

Hope you had a painfree trip home and thank you all again for such a great party.

Best

Chris + Shannon
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Kevin and Richie,

Thank you for a wonderful event on Saturday night. The client was very happy with the music and the band’s performance. They really thought you rocked the house! It took some of them awhile to get out there, but the last hour the dance floor was packed. Thank you for making us look good and for making our client extremely happy. The buzz around the office today is that everyone had a really wonderful time. Thanks for your flexibility onsite. Your team was great to work with. We’ll keep you in mind for future events.

Sarah
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Richie

The Catz were amazing last night. Thank you for keeping the party going. Everyone was talking about the band at brunch this morning.

You were right when you told us that if people don't dance there is something wrong with them. You got everyone out on the floor and it was so great to see everyone from nieces and nephews to our parents and their friends on the dancefloor.

We had such an amazing time. Thank you all for learning our new songs. We could not have asked for a more perfect celebration.

Amy and Mark
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Hi Richie,

It's Alison Weinberg. I just wanted to tell you how AMAZING the Chicago Cats were for our wedding last Saturday night, what a wonderful, wonderful evening.
All of our guests had the BEST time at our wedding, and it was because of you guys!! You read the audience so well!!
We got millions of compliments about you guys, and we just wanted to say thank you for a phenomenal performance.
Thanks Richie soooooo much for the incredible evening, and for helping to make our wedding an unforgettable
experience.

Thanks again,

Alison Weinberg
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Richie,

I just wanted to thank you again for the spectacular performance last saturday night. I am not exaggerating when I tell you that EVERYONE from our wedding has been complimenting on how incredible the Chicago Catz were. (I've never heard people complement the bass player of a wedding band before....there were many!) A few of my friends compared it to being at a concert. You guys did exactly what I wanted for our wedding and made this process so easy for us. It was an honor to have the Chicago Catz perform at our wedding. Thanks again!

Best,

Keith Weinberg
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Hi Richie,

Happy New Year and I hope you had a WONDERFUL holiday!

This email is way overdue. Adam and I want to thank you so much for helping make our wedding the best night of our lives. We were hoping that our wedding would be a fun night for us and all of our friends with everyone out on the floor dancing. Because of you guys, we got exactly what we had hoped for. You guys are truly amazing and talented.

We have and will continue to refer you to all of our friends.

Thank you again and again......

Jen & Adam Rabin
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Richie,

We just wanted you and all the members of your band to
know how much we & all our guests enjoyed your music.
You were fabulous! We've had many friends & family
members comment on how great the band was. In fact,
our account executive from the company that catered
our reception asked for your name & contact
information. She told me that the chef & all the
catering staff were dancing as they worked in the
kitchen! What a fun party it was...thanks to all of
you!
Please feel free to refer any prospective clients to
me. I would give you and your band the highest
recommendation both in terms of the quality of music,
your professionalism and how easy it is to work with
you.

Not only are you the best Chicago wedding band, you are the best party band on the planet!!

Thanks again, Richie!

Sonja Faulkner
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Dear Catz

I ran into Thomas Kolaris (VP of Marketing), Andrew Young (Aciphex Product Director) and Lucy Hutchison (Aricept Product Director) a few hours after their meeting yesterday. Thomas called me over and was incredibly generous with his praise for our team and the work we have done for them. He thought we made his people look great and really appreciated the work we did; our creativity, control and organization, responsiveness and attitude. Andrew and Lucy jumped in on the same vain. He was so genuine it made me blush! But he wanted to make sure that I passed his gratitude on to the team which starts with you all. So thank you for all that you do as I also appreciate what you have brought to this event. Not sure MJM could have done it with any other team!

Best,

Pat Saunders
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Kevin,

What a night. My sincerest thanks for stamping an exclamation point on an incredible experience. Please offer my gratitude to everyone of the band members - you guys truly killed it.

I hope to have an opportunity to work together again and remain truly appreciative of everything you did leading up to the night as well as how well you rocked it! From Georgia during dinner to the last song that had me jumping out of my shoes everyone was captivated.

Thanks.

Tommy Cleaver
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Dear Richie,

There aren’t words adequate to describe how much fun I had at Lauren and Adam’s wedding and how fantastic your band is. The Catz made the night fly by and everyone had the best time dancing to your incredible music.

Your explanation in the Stony Island documentary is very true – you heal people through music. What a gift.

Thanks for being part of our celebration.

Warm regards,

Marty Schrero
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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!

Elise Anderes
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Richie,

Your Chicago Catz team did you proud at Ali and Michael's "Wedding in the White City" at the Museum of Science & Industry Saturday night. I'm confident there hasn't been a more rocking evening in the history of the Museum going back to its opening at the 1893 World's Fair. The music selection and overall vibrancy were spectacular, my desires were fulfilled in spades and everyone in attendance enjoyed participating in one of the most successful parties and joyous occasions ever.

I personally thanked all of your musicians, but I'd appreciate you sending Kevin, Michael and the rest of the team a copy of this note.

I'll give you a phone call a little later, but until then, thank you and congratulations!

Joel Stender
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Hey Richie!!

I have to tell you that Friday couldn't have been more perfect!! Your taking care of all of the music at the three different locations took a lot of pressure off of me, and the reception was fantastic!!
Please forward this to all of your folks, and especially Steve!! It was a dream come true for all of us, and the Catz are hands down the best party band on the planet!! There were so many people that were simply dazzled by you all (saying that it was more like a concert than a wedding reception)...
Keep on keepin' on with your bad selfs!! Thank You All!!

Peace!

Kraig McCreary
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Dear Catz members,

My wife and I had the honor and privilege of attending your 25Th Anniversary celebration, and as usual, all of you were simply fantastic. Your group is highly skilled in every aspect of vocal and instrumental music. I sincerely hope that you can hold the entire group, as it exists today, together because I envision much greater success for the band in the future. You guys may have done these things already, but I would hope to see you at Summerfest and some of the larger
music festivals in the near future. We have gone to Navy Pier several times this summer, and I can tell you that no band has excited audiences there like your band.

I do not know how you ladies and gentleman can summon the energy to go into song after song in your rapid fire style, but I love it. Your professionalism and talent makes any evening with the Catz a wonderful and memorable experience. We look forward to seeing the group many more times.

Yours Truly,

Rick & Charlene Parris
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Dear Catz,

Thank you so much for all of your superb efforts on Saturday night! I have never in my life heard such a wonderful dance band! You absolutely made our party the best reception ever. We could have had it in the parking lot and everyone would have been wowed! Leigh's sister/maid of honor, Kelby, is so worried that her wedding in May won't compare, just because of you all.

Thanks again for a beautiful, memorable, spectacular addition to our reception. You were wonderful and absolutely amazing!

Most sincerely,

Barb Polfer


Mother of the Bride

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