Tired of canned music and generic “wedding bands?” Not sure you want to see your relatives doing the chicken dance?

Celia & Friends will help make your event unforgettable, playing music you’ll love all night long.  Celia can sing with piano accompaniment and provide an elegant backdrop to your cocktail hour. Or she can bring her full band and get your guests out on the dance floor during your reception.

Celia will work with you one-on-one to create just the right set list for your event, including special requests. Celia can also emcee your event, making announcements and leading toasts.

Even with our overwhelming numbers you managed to successfully entertain this crowd and produce a very positive element to the evening. You added a lot to this celebration.
Clive Beasley, Executive Director, Horizons for Youth

The Band

Celia & Friends includes some of the finest musicians from the Boston area. The band can range from a duo to a sextet, complete with guitar and sax, singer, keyboard, bass, and drums.

L-R; Christian Bausch, bass Dave Jamrog, drums, Celia Slattery, vocalist, and Mark Shilansky, keys. (band personnel subject to change).

The Right Music for Your Event

Celia has an extensive repertoire including:

  • Swing and standards from the 30’s and 40’s, including composers like Duke Ellington, the Gershwins, and Cole Porter
  • Latin Jazz and Bossa Nova
  • Pop Favorites from the 60’s to today (like Carole King, Sheryl Crowe, Sarah Bareilles, Adele)
  • Motown Classics (Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, etc.)
I have never heard the song ‘The Rose’ sung so beautifully as at our wedding…you have an incredible voice.
Gail Kaurenen Jones

Typical Clients

Some of the many events where Celia has performed include weddings and private parties at:

  • the Watertown Arsenal
  • the Boston Public Library
  • the Fogg Museum
  • the Park Plaza Hotel
  • the Wang Center
  • Ocean Edge Resort
  • the Ritz Carlton
  • Simmons College
  • Wellesley College
  • the Beechwood Hotel
We were pleased with her performance and have no hesitation in recommending her for other Harvard events…
Arjun Balakrishnan, Harvard Business School