A few kind words…
The Chicken Slacks were the first decision we made when planning our wedding – we knew above all else they HAD to be our wedding band. My husband and I frequented The Cantab through college, where we’d come to see The Chicken Slacks on Thursday nights, and we always left with a memorable impression of what a great night it was. Throughout the entire planning process, from initial outreach, to our meeting with Jeremy, and to our wedding day, The Chicken Slacks were professional, helpful, and fun to work with. Our wedding guests were raving about the band, and we had everyone on the dance floor, because the music appealed to all ages – it was an awesome feeling to have that! We truly believe The Chicken Slacks took our wedding from “great” to “the best wedding we’ve been to!” Jeremy, Curtis, and everyone else: thank you guys SO much for making our wedding night a BLAST!!!…..Katie and Tom, married June 9, 2017, in Harwich Port, MA
We want to thank you so much for helping us celebrate our wedding this past Memorial Day Weekend! Having the Chicken Slacks at our reception really turned our wedding into a party, and our guests could not stop raving about you guys. We greatly appreciated your professionalism, your talent, and the soul that you brought to the party. We could not have asked for more – you were truly top-notch across the board! Thank you, and we hope to catch you at a gig soon!…..Katie and Marc, married May 28, 2017, in Chestnut Hill, MA
I wanted to let you guys know how awesome you all were at our wedding. Our guests had an amazing time (as I’m sure you could tell), and everyone has been asking us where we found you — the Cantab! Thank you guys for being so awesome and making our wedding such a great time! Hopefully we’ll get down to the Cantab soon to re-live it…..Jenn and Brian, married November 11, 2016, in Newport, RI
The best in the biz. If you like real music – soul music – serious funk – and like to get down, then THIS is your wedding band. If you’ve been to the Cantab Lounge on a Thursday night, then you already know. If not, let me school you: these guys are the REAL deal. I’m still amazed they even are available to play weddings and their pricing was beyond fair (especially compared to those normal, i.e. LAME, wedding bands.) Also, importantly, Jeremy and Curtis are super responsive and fun to work with you. Jeremy was also super accommodating in navigating a few unique musical requests. Finally, the band is sick – I’m a musician, and there were several musicians that were guests at our wedding who couldn’t believe how tight these guys are (literally, someone thought we were playing an Al Green record during the dinner set when it was the Slacks performing ‘Let’s Stay Together’). The vocals are amazing – the bassist is a living legend – horns on point – awesome guitarist – tight new drummer – super talented keys. Can’t recommend enough!!!…..Evan and Meredith, married September 10, 2016, in Catskill, NY
Thank you for the wonderful music! So many people came up to me to say how much they enjoyed the music and dancing. It was a special time for Kaila and our families. We really appreciate your talents and your soul music. It made for a special evening, and I can’t thank you enough. It was a joy to see young and old, friends and relatives dancing to the wonderful beat of your music. Thank you, thank you thank you!!!…..Elizabeth and Gershon, parents of the bride Kaila, married to Timmons on August 27, 2016, in Woodstock, VT
We just wanted to say a big thank you to you guys for helping make the entire weekend a huge success. I think nearly every person there mentioned how “awesome the band is!” Most of the time it was said before a hello or a congratulations. Haha. It was just as we envisioned our party to be and a lot more. You guys crushed it! Absolutely sounded awesome and made the night! No one wanted it to end. Well done on the intros, dances and everything. We couldn’t have asked for more. See you soon in Cambridge!!….. Katelyn and John, married October 24, 2015, in Gloucester, MA
Great! We had such a blast with you guys. Thank you again for all your support! You made everything so easy. Of all the people we worked with, the Chicken Slacks were by far the best– responsive, flexible, easy-going. Thank you again! Can’t wait to check you at sometime in the future at the Cantab…… Susannah and Eli, married July 25, 2015, in Lincoln, MA
Hiring The Chicken Slacks as the band at our wedding is easily the best decision we made throughout the planning process. Every single person who attended our wedding commented on how fantastic they were. Our dance floor was packed all night – and we mean that quite literally. The party started before dinner was even served and lasted until the final note of the very last song! They are so talented and it’s obvious to see how much they enjoy what they do and the music that they play. It was evident that people of all ages enjoyed themselves at our wedding because of the entertainment that The Chicken Slacks provided!
Working with them leading up to the big day was a piece of cake. We worked out the contract details with Curtis, who was always very responsive. We then touched base with Jeremy a few weeks before the wedding to discuss timeline, song selection, announcements, etc. I also communicated a bit with Ben, the keyboardist, who played our ceremony music. They were all so nice and left us feeling like that we had nothing to worry about, which turned out to be true!
We can’t wait to see them again at the Cantab Lounge and would highly recommend them to any couple out there who is planning a wedding! Seriously – if you want people to tell you over and over again that your wedding was the best one they’ve ever attended then look no further!…..Alisson and Brendan, married March 21, 2015, in Brookline, MA
You guys absolutely killed it! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Simply put, you guys were professional, polished, personable, a boat load of fun, and you just rocked! There was so much going on that day, and Jeremy– I can’t tell you how much easier you made it for us. I saw people getting down who I never would imagine dancing in most settings. Because you guys bring so much energy and are clearly having a good time, all the guests felt free to cut loose. I want to say your sound guy did a great job, as well. The overall volume level wasn’t too loud, and he did a great job getting the recorded music going between your sets. We could not have been happier with the decision to hire you guys! We thought the whole night was a huge success……Suzanne and Caleb, married August 9, 2014, in Beverly, MA
We had the most amazing time at our wedding– the Chicken Slacks did an incredible job, very professional from start to finish, and put on a great show. The cocktail music was spot-on, and the way Jeremy handled the intros and everything else throughout the night felt natural and fit us perfectly. Everyone has been raving about the Chicken Slacks since the wedding, saying you guys were the best band they had ever seen at a wedding, and we would agree! What we wanted (and loved), was a band that would appeal to everyone and have everyone dancing all night long. I’m pretty sure both of these things were accomplished!
Also, I cannot thank Jeremy enough for his ease in communication and flexibility throughout the process. My husband and I came into the wedding process a little lost, and Jeremy was helpful from start to finish, including my mini-freakout the week of. He is a really sweet guy and very professional……Emma and Keenan, married August 2, 2014, in Plymouth, MA
You guys were positively flawless. A dream to work with, so flexible on the day (we were anxious about our timeline changing up so much and you were so reassuring and supportive). And obviously you made our wedding a celebration. It was important to us that everyone love the music; we wanted it classic, irresistable, and intergenerational. Personally, I’ve never been to a wedding before where everyone (literally!) got up and danced between salad and dinner!!! When it was still light out!!! We were amazed and delighted. You guys WERE irresistable. Thank you for making everyone’s night……Sarah and Nick, married June 28, 2014, in Concord, MA
Major, major kudos to the guys. We have spent a lot of time reminiscing over the past few weeks, and so often we end up talking about how we were completely blown away by the band. I specifically remember looking around several times during the reception and seeing just everyone– I mean everyone from age 15 to 85– on the dance floor. Beyond the “I do’s,” I think this was my absolute favorite part of the evening! The music was so fun– so energetic– and the perfect way to celebrate our families joining together.
Outside of the celebration itself, you guys have been extremely professional and a pleasure to work with; a separate paragraph is necessary for a thank you to Jeremy. From the moment we met with him, I had absolute confidence that the reception would go smoothly; that said, he exceeded my expectations on the day of the wedding. In some ways, the emcee portion of the reception is something you only notice if it goes wrong… so to say that he blended in as one of our friends/family is meant as a sincere compliment.
I can’t tell you how many compliments we received from our guests, both on the talent and musical quality, but also how nice everyone in the band was. We are looking forward to celebrating for many years at The Cantab with you guys!…..Laura and Ben, married January 19, 2014, in Topsfield, MA
Wow! You rocked it. It was the most amazing night and you guys made that happen. Everyone had the best time dancing and thought you were so great. I had the best time back in college listening to you guys, and we really wanted you guys at our wedding. But Saturday was far and away the best night I have ever had!…..Kristen and Joel, married September 28, 2013, in Newport, RI
Before we booked anything else for our wedding, we booked the Chicken Slacks. We’d seen them a few times at the Cantab and knew they would put on an amazing party. Leading up to the wedding, they were highly professional and communicative, and raised several issues that we hadn’t thought of, so we could troubleshoot in advance. They also worked closely with our caterer and other vendors so that we didn’t have to direct them day-of, which was great, because we didn’t have a planner.
At the wedding itself, they were unbelievable. EVERYONE was on the dance floor from the first song to the encore. Most people when they talk about our wedding now reference how great the band was. We would highly recommend the Chicken Slacks for your wedding/party/whatever. You are guaranteed to have an amazing time……Carolyn and Johnny, married May 25, 2013, in Lincoln, MA
The Chicken Slacks played at my brother’s wedding, and drew more people to the dance floor than I’ve ever seen at a reception. So I had no doubt that their solid performance and infectious energy would be perfect for my wedding, too. What came as a pleasant surprise is how professional they were from beginning to end. Before the event, we met in person once and hammered things out over several emails. They were open to all of our suggestions, and offered expert advice to make things run as smoothly as possible. I was able to confidently place the evening’s entertainment in their hands and enjoy a stress-free reception on the dance floor. They played an energetic evening of music that everyone danced to. I would recommend the Chicken Slacks for any occaision without hesitation……Tim and Andrew, married May 11, 2013, in Cold Spring, NY
Everyone told us our wedding was the best wedding they had been to in years. The Chicken Slacks were the secret ingredient. The Slacks are the biggest bang for your buck. That is a definitive statement! Every generation can get on board with soul, R&B, and Motown. You won’t have a single guest sitting once the horns kick in on “Higher and Higher.”
The Slacks are professional and unstoppable. The venue’s neighbors, who usually complain about loud Top 40 and disco, actually lined the street to watch the show!
Jeremy will take care of you better than his own sax! He made the whole affair effortless……Tim and Carrie, married May 19, 2012, in Lincoln, MA
It’s beyond imagination to recall what a great time both Liz and I had, not to mention all of the fun each and every one of our guests had cutting a rug with you two Saturdays ago. I want to express my heartfelt thanks to all of the Slacks for the hard work you put in, and the energy you all committed, to making that day the most special one that Liz and I have shared. It could not have been more perfect had we drawn it up by the second. Every song hit the right note……Liz and Ty, married August 2009, in Lincoln, MA
It was wonderful to have a “city” group come up and play in a field in central Maine! Everyone loved it! Most of the guests were from LA, Boston, New York and Chicago, and I loved that we were able to provide such prime entertainment in our lowly field. I noticed at some point members of the band taking snapshots of our son’s chicken coup and the chickens– hope you enjoyed the venue!…..Tim and Sadie, married July 16, 2011, in Waterville, ME
We had the most incredible time at the wedding reception and have absolutely no regrets! The Chicken Slacks are the greatest!! We’d be happy to be a positive reference in the future if you have any need for that. I’ve heard nothing but wonderful feedback from our guests. And we love the poster- thank you for that! We will definitely catch you at the Cantab one of these Thursdays!…..Lisa and Chris, married July 9, 2011, in Northampton, MA
Thank you so much for bringing your soul and funk to our wedding at The Round Barn. Everyone– our guests and The Barn staff– loved you. You caught the vibe of our celebration and made it exactly what we wanted. It was a pleasure to work with you and to be in your presence for the evening. Thank you, thank you, thank you……Liz and Nathan, married June 25, 2011, in Waitsfield, ME
We just wanted to thank you again for all you guys did to make our wedding a success. You organization and professionalism gave us full confidence from the beginning. When it came time to party, you guys delivered 110% – exceeding all our highest expectations. Despite the heat, our guests had a blast, and everyone commented that you guys were “the best wedding band”, “best funk band on the East Coast”, you name it. Perhaps most amazingly, you did indeed inspire my father to dance for the first time since the 1950’s! Lastly, thanks for the awesome gifts – the CDs are awesome, and the concert poster is by far the coolest wedding memento. Feel free to use us as a testimonial or reference for picky brides anytime :)…..Thea and Pete, married July, 2010, in East Madison, NH
Thank you for such a wonderful evening. You all made the evening so much fun and so many people have been raving about you since Saturday! Without you, the wedding would not have been the same— your energy was able to bring so many generations and cultures of people onto one dance floor for an unforgettable night……Margot and Jeff, married September, 2009, in Cape Elizabeth, Maine
We wanted to be sure to drop you guys a line to say how INCREDIBLE you were at our wedding. I think people are still recovering from the workout you gave them. It was no surprise to us since we’ve seen your Cantab show so much, but we truly could not have asked for a better performance the whole night (along with ace MCing by Jeremy!). We can attest, based on comments we’ve gotten, that you blew our guests away. Thanks for an amazing night and for being such professionals to work with. See you at the Cantab!…..Sam and Erica, married May, 2010, in New Haven, CT
Hey Jeremy– I just wanted to say thank you for such an awesome performance at our wedding. All of our guests were AMAZED by the Chicken Slacks skills and talents…I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about y’alls music and vibe. Hiring you guys was easily the best wedding decision I made…Thank you so much for everything. As well thank YOU personally for being so great to work with and communicate with in the planning process……Zoe and Drew, married May, 2010, in Peabody, MA
Thanks for putting up with the logistical headaches and weathering the storm with us. We couldn’t have imagined a better night. You guys were exactly what we were looking for in a band. Everyone has been saying that you guys were fantastic and we couldn’t agree more……Jim and Christina, married August 2009, on Squirrel Island, Maine
Thank you, Chicken Slacks! We and all of our guests had a fantastic time dancing to your tunes! Everyone kept commenting what an amazing band you are. You guys were FABULOUS! In addition to your musical talent, you were so well-organized and great to work with, which we really appreciated. We look forward to seeing you at the Cantab or somewhere in the near future!!!…..Ailene and Bob, married July, 2009 in Northport, Maine
I cannot say enough about The Chicken Slacks. They are funky, charismatic, and tight musicians to boot. They are uber-professional, bringing their own stage lights, sound board, and sound engineer. They are also really, really helpful in the planning process and can tell you what to do when during the reception; they are the consummate wedding professionals. Most importantly, I think, their music is able to unite and excite people of all ages. There wasn’t a single person not dancing at our wedding. The Slacks stuck to and ushered us through our scheduled evening, but they were also spontaneous, providing impromptu background music when we decided on a whim to throw my bouquet & garter……Dawn and Chris, married October, 2008, in Cambridge, MA
We wanted to tell you how extraordinarily great we think The Chicken Slacks are! Thank you so much for making our daughter’s wedding reception a smashing success. You were worth every cent – and MORE. We would recommend The Chicken Slacks to everybody. All our friends hope to hear you again, too. Thank you! You were just great!…..Parents of Kelly, married August, 2008, in West Hartford, CT
The Chicken Slacks are awesome. At the end of the night everyone was demanding an encore, and they managed to provide the non-stop dancing evening that we hoped to have. They are a band that reaches out to every generation and every kind of music lover. They bring everyone together and keep the party easy going and energetic at the same time. They are just plain fun!…..Chandon and Mark, married July, 2008, in Beverly, MA
We wanted to touch base with you and let you know that the band was perfect for our big day. Everyone, and I mean everyone, was blown away by the Slacks. People are still asking us about the band. Simply put, the purest form of entertainment there is. We can’t imagine our wedding day without you. You provided a truly unique musical backdrop for your wedding and one that will be remembered for many years to come. Thanks a million……Donny & Cherie, married September, 2007, in Northampton, MA
You guys rock! We cannot thank you enough for putting on a rockin’ show last night! Everyone raved about how great the music was and you kept us dancing all night long! You are a pleasure to work with and we would happily recommend you to anyone, any time! Thanks for making our night so wonderful!…..Justin and Sarah, married July, 2007, in Groton, MA
I just wanted to thank you guys for doing such a wonderful job at our wedding last weekend…you guys were amazing, from the classical ceremony music to the jazz cocktail hour to the dance party you got going during the reception. We really couldn’t have been happier with the music! Everyone thought you were great, and I made sure Mary had your info and knew how professional and helpful you had been throughout the entire planning process, so as to let other brides and couples know of the wonderful Chicken Slacks……Nikki and Tom, married June, 2007, in Lincoln, MA
Erin and I had such an amazing time at the wedding. We have both commented to each other several times since that day what an incredible performance you guys gave. The music made the night a truly memorable experience. I hope you guys are doing well, and we look forward to catching a show soon!…..Ted and Erin, married June, 2006, in Portsmouth, RI
Thank you for playing at our wedding! Chicken Slacks were ON, as you always are, and sounded great. Let the band know how much fun we had!…..Neal and Elena, married June, 2006 in Worcester, MA
We wanted to let you know what a blast it was having the Chicken Slacks at our wedding! Your professionalism and sense of humor throught the planning process made things very easy for us, and both the jazz band and the Chicken Slacks performances were amazing. You guys really know how to read the crowd and you picked great songs in every set……Sarah and Carl, married May, 2006 in Mystic, CT