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Tastes Like Chicken will rock this year's Club 53

Tastes Like Chicken plays regularly at venues around Indy. They will play at Scecina's Club 53: Live and Local event on Nov. 14.  Join us for Club 53 and party with the Chicken. Photo courtesy of Tastes Like Chicken

By Beth Murphy

Scecina’s Club 53 organizers are excited to announce that the band for this year’s event will be Indy’s Tastes Like Chicken, or TLC. Mark your calendars to attend Club 53: Live and Local on Nov. 14 at Scecina and dance to Tastes Like Chicken. Club 53 is Scecina’s annual fundraiser that features live music, local food and drinks (breweries and wine), and silent and live auctions.

This is the first time Tastes Like Chicken, which is celebrating its 20th year, will play at Club 53. Vic Koons, a founding band member with keyboardist Mike Moore, explained the band’s name. “It came about as a joke made about Hardee’s testing fried chicken many years ago,” Koons said. “It was so stupid it stuck.”

But the band’s longevity is no joke, as it has played around Indy for the past two decades, and some members have played with other popular local bands in the past. TLC plays rock, pop, R&B and disco.

“We update our setlist constantly,” Koons said, “and usually are playing several songs in the Top Billboard 100.” For example, this summer among the band’s repertoire were “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift, “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars, and “Love Me Like You Mean It” by Kelsea Ballerini, as well as older favorites.

TLC is a favorite dance and party band for weddings, events, festivals, private parties and clubs. It’s even played the World Chicken Festival in London, Ky. According to TLC’s website, when the band plays, “the dance floor stays full with current pop hits to songs you never thought a band would play!”

The band members are: Vic Koons, bass guitar and mandolin; Mindy B., lead vocals; Leta G., lead and background vocals; Larry Baker, lead guitar and a former member of Living Proof and other popular bands around Indy; David M., drums and lead and background vocals, and also an original member of the legendary Rods n Cones band; Mike Moore, keyboards; Mark A., who plays saxophone – alto, tenor, baritone and soprano, and does the horn arrangements; Andy Eagan, director of liturgical music for St. Mark the Evangelist Church, and Rick H. also play horns in the band.

Join us for Club 53 and come party with the Chicken Band! Buy your ticket early to get in on the fun and the best party on the Eastside. Click here for more Club 53 information. You can support Scecina by attending or volunteering. Visit TLC's website at

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1. Julie Brown wrote:
Love this band, the lead singer(Leta) sang at our wedding 32 years ago, she was only 12 and also sang at Kevin Ayres (my brother) Rachel Davis wedding. We have known her family for years. You will not be disappointed.
Please come and join the fun.

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