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(210) 240-8521
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    Dafna Goldwasser

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  • The Chicken Slacks were known to us as a great band from soul/funk nights at the Cantab Lounge. We knew we wanted them to play at our wedding and they did not disappoint! The Chicken Slacks were by far the reason we had such an incredible wedding night, and all of our friends and family were raving about the band and the overall fun atmosphere. The Chicken Slacks were engaging, fun and brought a ton of energy to the room! The set list was great and kept everyone dancing for hours! They also played funky New Orleans tunes and we had a traditional second line during the reception! Jeremy, the band manager, was extremely easy and fun to work with and provided so much wonderful advice to us during our planning process, helping us create a perfect timeline that included everything that was important to us. The entire reception went so incredibly smoothly because of him and the rest of the band. He was accessible and always open to chatting in preparation of the wedding. Overall, The Chicken... Read more

    Julia Jeffries

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  • The Chickenslacks are professional, timely, and ALWAYS bring the party. They worked with us to plan out the evening and played an amazing reception for us! They also worked with us to have a jazz trio for our ceremony which was beautiful and really added to our experience! Would definitely recommend working with them!

    Hannah

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  • If you've seen the Chicken Slacks at the Cantab, you already know how great the band is (and if you haven't, go see them!!) They set the tone for our reception and completely made the night. Absolutely everyone, all ages, was on the dance floor - even the groom's 83yo grandma was grooving until 10 pm. Great music was a given, but the levels of professionalism and organization went above and beyond our expectations. Jeremy was incredibly responsive, and so helpful in guiding us as we put together our wedding day schedule. He was accommodating, flexible, and not shy about giving useful advice. The band learned a new song for our first dance, let us have input on the arrangement, and even let my father join the horn section to accompany us. In addition to the reception, the Slacks put together a jazz trio for our cocktail hour, and their sound engineer stuck around late into the night so that we could continue using their sound equipment after the bands sets had ended. The only do... Read more

    Chelsea W

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  • If you’re going to have a band at your wedding, look no further than the Chicken Slacks!!! My husband and I knew of the Chicken Slacks as they perform around the Boston-area (where my husband is from) regularly and have a standing residency at the Cantab Lounge in Central Square. We attended a casual backyard wedding in CT a few years ago that they performed at, and had the best time singing and dancing all night. They perform many well-known classics that are PERFECT for getting people of all ages on the dance floor (think: Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding). We weren’t interested in having a “traditional” band that only played at weddings and performed too many of the songs often over-done at weddings. The Chicken Slacks were the PERFECT mix of fun, talent, and creativity - not to mention their outstanding professionalism that made the planning process easy and individualized. We got married in New York City and were thrilled when we found out the band was available and abl... Read more

    Louisa

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  • Hiring the Chicken Slacks for our wedding was the best decision we made. From the beginning, Jeremy was super responsive and helpful, and we went in to the day expecting great things. The band far exceeded our expectations, which an amazing sax/keyboard duo during our ceremony, and jazz trio during cocktail hour, and the best dance party we could have possibly imagined at our reception! All of our guests were on the dance floor all night, and weeks later are still talking about how amazing the band was. If you want to throw a rocking party that gets people of all ages on the dance floor, hire the Chicken Slacks! You will be SO glad you did. Thanks Jeremy and the gang for making our wedding so special :)

    Jean Kilbourne

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  • The Chicken Slacks played at my daughter's wedding in June of 2018. They were fantastic! Jeremy was a great MC and kept things going very smoothly. Everyone danced and had a great time. Couldn't have been better!

    Andrea

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  • We heard about the Chicken Slacks from my husband's coworker who has great taste in music so we figured they had to be good. We went to Cantab's on a Tuesday night in February to scope them out and we had a great time. We loved their vibe and everyone in the bar was really getting down which we thought was pretty impressive for a Tuesday night. To make the story even better, we had our first date at Cantab's so the choice was a no brainer. Curtis is the band manager and although he lives in CA and manages the band from afar, I was super impressed with his communication. I really appreciated his quick emails that he sent just to let us know everything was all set on their end. We met with Jeremy about a week before the big day and he put our mind at ease. He talked about the other weddings they had done and what the flow typically is so he directed the conversation. He took notes and wrote it up and did a great job communicating prior to the event. The band played all their songs with s... Read more

    Evan

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  • 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 u 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 (ie LAME) wedding bands. Also importantly Jeremy and Curtis are super responsive and fun to work with you - Jeremy was also super accommodating and navigating a few unique musical requests. Finally the band is sick - I’m a musician and their were several musicians that were guests at our wedding, who couldn’t believed 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 ... Read more

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    Evan and Meredith-- thanks so much for such kind regards! We had a great time in Catskill, NY-- the The Kaaterskill is a great venue and the venue coordinator, Kate Arel, was great to work with. Congrats on venue choice! Most gratifying for us-- your friends and family know how to have fun, and the vibe coming back to the stage was huge! Thanks again for inviting us to the party-- please come down to the Cantab before too long and say hi.

    Caroline

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  • We could not have been happier with our decision to hire the Chicken Slacks for our wedding! They were incredibly organized, professional, and easy to work with leading up to our big day, and their performance definitely exceeded our expectations. We loved that they are not a traditional wedding band and their music appealed to all our guests, young and old. The band was one of the most complimented parts of our wedding – several of our guests asked where they could buy CDs and are planning to make trips to Boston just to see the Chicken Slacks perform! We can’t recommend them enough.

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    Thanks so much, Caroline and Scott! Great time with great people in Newport! Come on down to the Cantab and we'll keep the party going. Wishing you the best from Jeremy, the Chicken Slacks, and me.

    Susannah

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  • The Chicken Slacks MADE our big day! They got everyone dancing, including my father, who I don't think has danced at a wedding since his own in 1976. :-) We have received so much positive feedback from our guests-- many commented that it was the best dance party they had been to in years. We had so much fun with the Slacks!! Not only that, I can confidently say that they were by far the easiest, most flexible, and most understanding vendor we worked with. They went out of their way to arrange for a sound system and keyboard for my uncle, who played at our ceremony. Indeed, when we thought we might have to rent a keyboard, they even offered to pick it up for us (instead they ended up providing their own personal keyboard for our use!). Curtis was incredibly gracious and helpful in the months leading up to the wedding and Jeremy was a wonderfully calming and joyful presence on the day of-- a very valuable skill set for calming jittery brides. I cannot go on enough about how te... Read more

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    Thanks, Susannah! We had a great time partying with your people at the Pierce House, and you and Eli were a pleasure to work with. Jeremy sends his best!

    Emily

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  • The Chicken Slacks absolutely made our wedding. We had a non-traditional wedding set up in that we eloped and had a party at our family farm a month later, for which we hired the Chicken Slacks. Despite it being an extremely hot summer night, 100% of the guests were dancing until the final song. They were a total crowd pleaser for both young and old; their energy is totally amazing. A year and a half later, we still have people commenting to us about what an amazing night they had at our party "because of that awesome band." They were the best decision that we made in the whole party planning process, and I would recommend them to anyone.

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    Hi Emily and Liam-- so kind of you to write this review! We loved your plan of having a good old fashioned dance party to celebrate your prior "elopement." Relaxed, lots of fun, and we had a great time. And thanks for coming back to visit us at the Cantab! How about another party to celebrate your two year anniversary? Hmmm....Cheers, Curtis and Jeremy

    Christine

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  • As soon as we were engaged, the Chicken Slacks were the first vendor we KNEW we wanted. We had seen them at a friend's wedding a few years ago, and loved how much energy they brought to the party. They brought the same super-fun vibe to our celebration too, everyone was dancing into the night!! They were also super nice and Jeremy the M.C. made sure everything went smoothly from our ceremony through to the end of the reception. They even accommodated and provided backup for an impromptu performance by my husband's uncle, who wanted to surprise us with "Fly You to the Moon," which was such a special and unforgettable moment of the night. Highly recommended!!!

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    Thanks for the kind words-- brings back memories of a great party at Camp Kiwanee! Especially cool when you and your Dad sang "Mockingbird" together, instead of the traditional father/daughter dance. Jeremy says hi, and we all wish you and Daniel a long and prosperous marriage!

    Allie

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  • 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... Read more

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    Hi Allie-- good to hear from you! Hoping all is well. Jeremy says hi, and we both say it was a pleasure working with you. Give our best to Brendan!

    Caleb

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  • Thank you, thank you, thank you. For me, there were two important aspects in planning the wedding, the drinks and the music. If there is one thing that all our guests commented on, it was how great the band was. Simply put, you guys were professional, polished, personable, a boatload of fun, and you just rocked! There was so much going on that day and Jeremy I can't tell you how much easier it made it for us that you were able to keep the night moving with the formalities, announce everything, and adjust on the fly. Every member was really "on key" that night and all of you brought such an energy that the entire crowd was swept up in the energy. I saw people getting down who I would never imagine dancing in most settings. Because you guys bring so much energy, the music is fun, and you guys are clearly all having a great time, all the guests feel free to cut loose. It was great that a band of your talent level and energy was willing to play our little wedding. The personalizat... Read more

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    Caleb-- what great words! Thanks for the effort. We had a blast at Morain Farm, and it was great to see you and Suzanne again at your cousin's wedding! Here's wishing you a long and prosperous marriage. --Curtis, Jeremy, and the Slackers.

    Erin

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  • The Chicken Slacks are great. They played our ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and dance party. If you're looking for jazz, soul, funk...they are perfect. Their value is good and they were flexible to work with. A huge hit at our wedding! Go check them out at the Cantab lounge in Cambridge on Thursday night and get a feel for them live.

    responded with the following comments.

    Another fine day in Vermont! Thanks for sending along these thoughtful words, and thanks again for inviting us to a great party with a fun crowd! Jeremy sends his best to you and Matthew.

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