The Cheap Shots knows this is your big day, and we want to take as much stress out of the situation as possible. That's why we are a "set it and forget it" kind of wedding band - from the minute you contact us to play your wedding day, we take a relaxed, simple and professional approach to the hiring process. Working with us is a snap, so you can be sure that the business of the moment doesn't interfere with the emotion and joy it will certainly bring. You'll always have a direct line of communication with our hiring management team to be sure your requests are heard and honored - or, at least, we'll get as close as possible!
Yep, sometimes things get wild and wacky at our weddings! But you're supposed to have fun, so we'll rise to your level of excitement without compromising our professionalism, musicianship or reputation. You have fun, leave the "work" to us! Our professional production team will ensure that you will "see" a real rock concert right there in front of you - the perfect way to celebrate one of the best days of your lives!
The one day when you want it all to go right, we will make sure it does! Clear lines of communication with our management team make sure every detail is cared for and appropriate. You select the song list from our existing set list of more than 150 songs so you know exactly what you're getting from us. We offer you one special song - any song of your choosing - that we incorporate into our show. And our production team can play your personally-selected music from an iPod or phone during dinner or during a special dance. No request is turned down, because this is YOUR day - and we know how to help make it magical!
We only had two must haves on our wedding day: an open bar and a really fun band. The open bar was easy, but finding the right band for your wedding night comes with a lot of pressure as it really does set the mood and tone for the entire night. Thankfully, Milwaukee has The Cheap Shots. We had seen them perform at State Fair and other festivals around Milwaukee and the end result was always the same, everyone ended up on the dance floor. After seeing this occur at every show, our decision was made. Before we get into the actual performance, the entire process leading up to the big day was first class. The band is extremely responsive to emails/calls, willing to learn a few songs that were special to us (i.e. “Forever” by Jesse and The Rippers) and are extremely professional from start to finish as they understand the importance of such a big occasion. In regards to the performance, they killed it. The band was easily the hit of our reception and brought everyone out on the dance floor, including our 92 year old grandparents, aunts/uncles and all of our crazy friends. They are great musicians, have a great song selection and great stage presence. They know how to read a room and work the crowd to build energy, which is really hard to find in a wedding band and can only come from the experience they have. We had so many guests tell us that it was the best wedding band they have ever seen. If you are on the fence between a band vs. a DJ for your big day, choose a band and make sure it is The Cheap Shots. It is a night and day comparison vs. a DJ in terms of the overall feel of the wedding reception. They are worth every penny and will make your special day more fun than you could have ever imagined. Thank you, TCS, Milwaukee is lucky to have you.
- Mike and Amanda
You guys rocked, literally! So many people these days settle for a DJ for their wedding and that wasn't us. We wanted something different, unique, and fun! We sent the maid of honor to a show to give us her opinion and send us some videos. From there we made the trek from Madison to the Milwaukee area to check out The Cheap Shots live. We were sold! Then we loved them so much we saw them again at the Wisconsin State Fair. Josh walked around our venue interacting with the guests while singing. Quinton killed it with the drum solo, including the hair spray! Our guests could not stop raving about them! They even said they felt that they should have paid an admission to our wedding! The Cheap Shots are not only super-talented and entertaining, but are also genuine, great people to work with. Great value, great time, AWESOME wedding. As the Bride and Groom we even got to be a part of the show many times. Everyone could not stop telling us how epic our wedding was, and freaking awesome the band was. We can't wait to see them play again. Love you guys!
- Scott and Naomi
Josh and The Cheap Shots were incredibly easy, but mostly fun to work with! They never made us feel like any of our questions or song requests were too much to handle and worked with us to create a night we, and likely our guests will never forget. They even handed us the guitar and let us sing a note or two! Our wedding was wonderful, but our dance...perfection!
- Brittany & Brett
I had The Cheap Shots perform at my wedding in La Crosse, WI and it was seriously one of the best decisions I made regarding the entire wedding! (you know, besides marrying the love of my life, haha). From the initial point of contact all the way through the end of their performance, Josh and the band were nothing but prompt, professional, accommodating, friendly, and FUN! I was able to customize the set list as well as request some new songs for them to learn specially for the wedding, which was awesome, and really gave the show a personal touch for our big day. I honestly cannot even count the amount of people that came up to me during the reception and in the days after telling me how amazing the band was. So many people (including out-of-towners from Minnesota and Illinois!) said that they wanted to come to Milwaukee to see the Cheap Shots' next show. At one point during the reception, the Best Man said to me (verbatim): "Usually at weddings, you expect a standard cover band, but this is like a rock show!" People were incredibly impressed with the lights, the wireless instruments, and overall crowd interaction that the Cheap Shots included in their performance. Josh was a PRO at getting people involved, dancing, singing along, and having the time of their lives (as the videos prove!) I probably didn't mingle with my guests as much as I should have, because I just didn't want to leave the dancefloor, lol. I would, without hesitation, absolutely recommend the Cheap Shots to anyone looking to have an energetic, musically-gifted, fun, one-of-a-kind band at their next event. You will definitely not regret it!
- Megan and Jet