Cy Taggart

"Swingin' Bluesy Funky Reggae Rock"

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Cy and Gang,
Thank you so much for performing at the Art for Awareness event to benefit Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation… and for donating a set of CDs for our silent auction. People have been raving about the music there… we appreciate you catering to the mood of the event and crowd. It made the night extra special and we are so pleased that you were a part of it!

Angela A. Lawrence
Executive Director

Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation
5004 Monument Ave. , Suite 102
Richmond, VA 23230

Cy - Everyone enjoyed the music...including all of my staff!
Brad Beck
Aramark / Altria CRT

My friends and I listened to your band on Friday, October 16 at Capital Ale House and had an awesome time.  It was my birthday and you all made it special.  Thank you for the CD.  My fav song is Eleanor Rigby!   Hope to hear you all again.
Thank you,


My family and I loved having you play at our house for our party.  Your folksy, bluesy style was easy to listen to and you set a great tempo for the party! Your CDs are among my favorite easy listening musical choices and I’m sure you left the party having created more fans. 
Keep up the good work!


I can't tell you enough how awesome your music was for our parents' 50th Anniversary party. The jazzy instrumental during the cocktail hour was so enjoyable and your music the rest of the night was great! My parents loved what they heard, and we received so much positive feedback from all of our guests. We will definitely recommend your band to others, and will want to have you play at our next big event! Thank you so much. Your band was a big part of our perfect night.
Barbara Sadowski

Hi Cy,

Here are the pics I took of y’all at the Tailgating event at Whole Foods Market on Saturday.

You guys livened the place up and added a lot to the atmosphere.

All the best,


From the press

"This year's Chester Fest promises to bring an eclectic mix of music, sure to please any of the thousands of attendees expected to show up throughout the day. And that's only from one band!"

Thanks Cy!

“Chicago Cy was a huge hit at our grand opening event. They have such a great sound and were able to tailor their performance based on the type of crowd. The guys from Chicago Cy are a pleasure to work with. We will definitely have them back!”

Linda Thomas

Whole Foods Market – Short Pump

A quick note to let you know that you guys were terrific today. With all the commotion going on at Whole Foods, it would be easy to feel that your talent goes unnoticed. I would not have called myself a lover of jazz but totally loved what you were playing today. I hope you were not offended by my tip, but just wanted you to know that you "jazzed" up the shopping experience.

Good luck to you guys, Priscilla

I heard you guys rocked! Thanks so much for playing the gig. I will definitely keep you guys in mind for future events. Thanks again Cy!

Rachel Leyco

Henrico Recreation and Parks

"Lotta sound for 3 guys"
I went swing dancing to Chicago Cy some this summer.
You guys rule!!!


Posted Sep 26, 2007

Thanks to you your spirit and your song.

Mike Solimando


I just wanted to say thanks, we thought you guys were wonderful, and played well to the room and to the crowd. Thanks for being a part of our special day, we really enjoyed having you, and got several comments on how good you were!


Amazing sound for a trio!

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen - Mardi Gras Gala

Hi Cy.

You all were a hit of the evening! I got lots of compliments and your band really livened up the event. Everyone thought the music was upbeat and fun. You kept everyone in high spirits. Even a couple of music experts on our Board of Directors thought you were great. That is high praise indeed. Thanks for making the evening even more fun!

I would love to include you in some future events here and as my plans get more set, I will be in touch.

Thanks again
Ann Rohde Payes
Director of Development
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

Cy...I saw you perform at Sette on Saturday night and was extremely impressed! It's extremely uncommon to see something like that in the Richmond area and you are without a doubt the best groups I've seen in Richmond in the 10 years I've lived here. Your combination of old classics, modern day rock, heartfelt jazz, and the creole blues completely surprised me! I am only 24 and my sister is 21 but we have deep love for classic rock and jazz music. I am sooo grateful that I went out to eat that night. Keep up the good work you have definitely made another fan.


Richmond.Com 1/06

Chicago Cy, best known for his blues band, unplugs for an acoustic show on Sunday morning at the Positive Vibe Café. This human jukebox plays just about everything under the sun, from The Beatles to Count Basie, so don't be shy about making requests.

I've always been fond of the hat but the moustache converted me
Jack You Dead

Billy Re: Best Band in Richmond 2/9/2004 10:45:46 AM

Check out Chicago Cy, great blues guitar player.

"It's nice to hear something different for a change"

"you are one of the best solo acts I've ever seen"

"you got a lotta B#&&s to play "Minnie the Moocher Solo"

"Do you ever use a pick?"

"Your version of Wild World is better than the original!"

I saw you open for 38 Special and I was more impressed with you then I was with them. Your cover of Red House was on point. If you ever need a quality band to open for you give me a call. You guys kick a**.


To: Chicago Cy:
I heard and saw a lot of energy pouring out of your blues sounds.
Enjoyed it.
Best Of Luck!


You guys sound excellent!


Thanks for the great music guys!!!!! We really enjoyed ourselves. I hope I get a chance to hear you all play again. If you’re ever near the Birmingham , AL area – let me know.

Sincerely, Myrna

Chicago Cy delighted Summerhill residents with his performance of blues and Jazz standards on New Years Eve. Cy's love of music shines through his playing and his connection with the audience makes him a great performer. We look foward to having Cy entertain us again.

Judy Dyer
Activities Director, Summerhill at Stony Point

We had Chicago Cy sing at a party at the retirement community that I work at. Our residents loved him, all of our staff came up to listen and were very impressed! Cy is a very professional musician, and his songs sound excellent! Cy is the type of musician that can entertain all different ages of people. We were very lucky to have him, and he was a pleasure to work with!

Catherine Merritt
Gayton Terrace.