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from our clients..

"Our wedding was a dream come true. All of our guests said they felt like they were in a movie. The Octocats know how to put on a party and they are extremely talented. I wish I could relive the day all over again. We are so glad we picked the Octocats they are what made our wedding so magical and happy"! -Trey and Sela

Trey and Sela

We loved having Jeremy provide music for our event. He has such a great array of musical options that will work for nearly any event and budget. The players were on time, carried themselves in a professional manner, and did a great job with the music. I couldn't have been more pleased. Put yourself at ease for your next event and book Jeremy Shrader!

Michael Dees - Life Fellowship Church

"We could have danced all night!!!  The night was perfect and the music was spectacular.  We were blown away with your sound and energy.  Everyone commented how perfect you all were for our wedding and how much fun you all were...Thank you again for listening to what we wanted for our special day and performing it all so wonderfully."

Karen and Brian

"I know I have said how much I truly appreciate your talent, but I wanted to say it once again! You and your orchestra made our double wedding unforgettable! Can't wait to hear y'all again one day soon!
Blessings to all!"

Janis, Mother-of-one-bride (and one groom)

"Jeremy Shrader and The Hot Memphis Four were incredible! ...the band surpassed my expectations a thousand times over...I would HIGHLY recommend hiring Jeremy for any function - these guys are top notch. It was a pleasure working with them and hearing them play. Their talent is amazing and just what we were looking for. I hope this review helps others when choosing to book this band - you will NOT be disappointed..."

Lindsay G.

"Thank you so much for providing the music for the Simply Delicious Tasting Event. You guys kept the party moving all night and kept everyone delightfully entertained. It was so great to meet you and work with you! You were so easy to work with and I hope to do more events with you and your band in the future!"

Gracie Leathers, Gracie Leathers Events

"Honestly truly impressed with Jeremy Shrader's Octet! Everyone at my party remarked how talented they were. They accommodated my request for a bit of variety, and were extremely professional. Would highly recommend them to anyone!"

John D S.

"We appreciate you very much and everyone enjoyed your music! Many people asked who you were and where you were from so maybe someday they will see you again. I was so busy as hostess that I feel the evening was a "fog" but all was well - the last guests left around 1:00 am!! I look forward to hearing your music again someday."

Dianna Voyles

"Jeremy is amazing, responsive, helpful and accommodating! Music was fabulous. Band was on time and courteous. I would highly recommend this group to anyone looking to hear great jazz. We hired them for a conference reception and have had fabulous feedback. Many thanks all!"

Cara Candler, Executive Events

"This is just to say thank you for the wonderful music on Saturday night! Your trio set the perfect tone for our ceremony and dinner - it was exactly what we hoped for! Kurt Vonnegut once wrote that he knew there was a God because there is music - and it is true that beautiful music makes everything so much more lovely. That was certainly the case on Saturday evening. We also appreciate your working with us to accommodate Ellen and even our last-minute request for a microphone stand! Beau and I can't thank you enough." 

Irene Hansen, Bride

"Hi Jeremy, hope things going well for you & your family! I want to tell you again, how much we enjoyed you & your band! Ya'll were great & my family & I made great memories! I don't think my 2 yr old grandson stopped dancing while ya'll we're playing! Everyone enjoyed the music & if you want to use me for referral, I'd highly recommend you! Thanks again & God Bless!" 

Paul Jones, Father of the Bride

"I wanted to say thank you to you and your band. You guys were wonderful! It was everything I could have imagined and more. All night I was asked the same question, who is the band, they are great! You made our wedding a success, thank you so much".

Nancy Barden, Bride, Memphis, TN

"I wanted to thank you and your band again for a wonderful night. You were so good and just perfect for our event. My mother-in-law who is 89 just loved you--She said your were the best band she'd heard in 40 years. And then my 4 year old granddaughter was dancing to your music and having a great time and well as every age in between. You are a band for "the ages."" 

Ginger Taylor, Mother of the Bride

"I understand that you were pressed into duty to hang chairs and hammocks yesterday afternoon. You did a splendid job! Many thanks. Thanks again also for the wonderful music. The yard is still ringing with the good vibes you and your bandmates created. Best wishes."  

Robert Campbell, host of WEVL radio

"Thanks again for your fantastic work here on Sunday. I'm SOOOO glad to have connected with you, and you can certainly expect more gigs to come!"

Scott Elsholz

"I just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful performance on Saturday. You made our Family Day a very special one. We hope to see back on the Dixon stage soon!"

Margarita Sandino, Curator of Education, Dixon Gallery and Gardens

"Thank you for taking the time to play for our employee event, St. Jude Rocks.  Your music was such a great addition to the rockin' activities. =)"

Carrie & Lesley, St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital

"What an awesome job you did at tonight's performance!  Thank you so much for performing at America's Music series!"

Wang-Ying Glasgow, Memphis Public Library

"I just wanted to take a minute and tell you how impressed I was with your choice of musicians for this year’s Red Carpet Tour event! Mr. Shrader and his group provided an excellent tone for the events they took part in and were the ultimate professionals. We have received a myriad of positive feedback on the group on everything from their song selection to their style. It was very important for us to show this group of site selection consultants and media the “VIP” side of Memphis, and with your help, we did!"

Christina Drones, Director, Economic Development, Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce  

"Jeremy - Thank you so much for the superb entertainment!  It was exactly what I wanted - we will definitely keep you in mind for future events!"

Lynn Reed

"I want you to know how much my wife and I enjoyed you and your band at the McComas – Fischer wedding on June 4th. Your music selection and performance was outstanding. We particularly enjoyed your exceptional vocals and trumpet playing. Afterward I commented to the bride that you and your band have ruined me for all future wedding reception music. I officiated the wedding and greatly appreciated your accommodating attitude and helpfulness in regard to the use of the sound system. Thanks for making a wonderful evening exceptional."

Scott Williams, Principal, Christian Fellowship School

"Jeremy was FANTASTIC. He is incredibly professional, while still being kind and laid back at the same time. Of all the details about my wedding that I had to juggle and worry about, the band was not one of them. After a few interactions with Jeremy, I felt fully confident in his ability to do a stellar job and take care of everything. And he did! He accomodated several special requests that I had, including letting one of my bridesmaids use his keyboard to play a piece during the ceremony. He also ran all our sound during the ceremony, which was a HUGE help. He and his band were fab during the reception-classy and fun. Everyone LOVED them and their music."

Laura M.

"Jeremy Shrader and his band did a wonderful job. The music was perfect and we had a lot of complements on them. I have been in 7 weddings and heard a lot of bands, but these guys were by far the best. We had a number of guests ask about the band and comment on how they would enjoy to use them for future events."  

Brian M.

"I cannot thank you enough! Your energy, voice, and music were fantastic & a perfect match for this event. I'm looking forward to working with you again."

Caleb Tinkle, Shelby Farms Park Conservancy

"I am so glad that we booked Jeremy and his group to perform at our client event. We were looking for an upbeat group with an old school flair that would keep the tempo of the event lively. We definitely found that in Jeremy and his group. We were very impressed with the group's professionalism and talents and would definitely recommend to others. Thanks again!"

Nicolette T.

"Thank you so much for providing such wonderful music for Renee and John's wedding. I'm so glad you were referred to us - we really couldn't have asked for better people to work with. We hope to see you in the near future!"

Erica & Tatiana, 4PM Events

"I want to thank you for the outstanding job you and the trio did last night at our holiday party at the Brooks. The music selections were beautiful and we have heard many positive comments today."

Corporate Holiday Party - Brooks Museum

"Brian and I wanted to let you know how pleased we were with the music at our reception. Everyone kept asking us the name of your band! It was simply fabulous. Thanks again for making our day so special."


"Thanks so much to you & the rest of your band in celebrating our party last week. I loved it! The music was awesome & totally what I envisioned." "I wish I had been someone other than the Mother-of-the-Bride at the wedding. I was too busy to enjoy your beautiful music, but heard from many people how great it was. Thanks for everything!"