Big Ray & The Kool Kats Testimonials
Belle Haven Country Club Wedding
Hi Larry – We had my daughter, Gayden’s wedding at Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, VA last Saturday and had an amazing reception to the credit of Big Ray and his band. I have heard nothing but praises for the band from everyone I’ve talked to. Thank you so much for suggesting an unbelievable band for our event. It turned out that my college roommate, Mary Jo Schutte’s nephew played for the Kool Kats, it was a great coincidence. Thank you again for making a special day for our family even more special. All my best,
Liz P. (Oct. 15th, 2011)
Mother of the Bride
Bride & Groom
Dear Sonny – We feel very lucky that we had the opportunity to work with you at East Coast Entertainment. You are a professional who loves what he does and it shows. If it had not been for all of the time, emails and phone conversations that you and I shared, I would not have the privilege of meeting Ray, from Big Ray and the Kook Kats.
We listened to him play via the internet videos and we thought his sound was great. We were hoping he would sound even better in person. He exceeded every hope and expectation that we all wished for. Ray is the real deal. I spoke with him over the phone several times before our event on 6/18/11. He was kind, warm and enthusiastic. He assured me that he and his band members were going to make our wedding day a spectacular event. They did. He was professional, prompt and clearly respected and admired by all of his band members. The Bride and her sister, the Maid of Honor were thrilled that he was able to mix Frank Sinatra classics with Beyonce and The Black Eyed Peas. All of the wedding guests danced and had a magnificent evening listening to Ray and his band. And just to make our special day even more special, Ray surprised my husband and me by dedicating a song to us, the song that we danced to twenty-eight years ago on our wedding day. We were deeply touched and we will never forget Ray’s kindness. He preformed over and beyond our wildest dreams.
We would recommend Big Ray and The Kool Kats to everyone. He is the best – hands down. Thank you again Sonny for making our night happen,
Susan & Chip C. (6/18/11)
UVA Graduation Party
Hey Lee – Yes we had a wonderful party and everyone enjoyed the band very much. I heard lots of compliments and they were especially good for the mix of parents, grand parents and college students. They were familiar with Farmington which made arrangements and set up extremely easy, for which I was appreciative. I would definitely recommend them for a party with a wide range of ages. Thank you for your help in the selection process.
Posey M. (UVA Graduation Party)
May 21st, 2001
LifeNet 25th Anniversary Gala, Corporate Event
Big Ray turned out to be everything you said he was… the consummate professional, extremely flexible, helpful and just an all around nice guy. The band was fabulous… I’ve never seen the LifeNet crowd enjoy themselves so much. So, thank you for the recommendation that we use them at the LifeNet 25th Anniversary gala. I hope I have the chance to hire them again!
Baker & Associates
The wedding at Farmington on Saturday was a smashing success thanks in a very large part to Big Ray and his very Kool Kats!! They were phenomenal!! You know I don’t very often rave about the bands and I’m glad I don’t because if I did you wouldn’t get how much I loved them!! They had everyone on the dance floor right from the get go and it was standing room only the entire night! The Strickler’s have already been in touch with me sharing how much they loved everything and Big Ray was at the top of their list. So many guests kept commenting on how much fun the band was which of course makes the family feel super. What a win-win event!
Ray did a terrific job of keeping the flow of events moving along too. Plus, he was so accommodating throughout the entire planning process. The bride had a lot of last minute requests including a highlighted play/don’t play list that wasn’t given to Ray until he was on-site—Yikes! But, Ray handled it all with aplomb. I was thrilled, thrilled, thrilled and definitely want to book them again ASAP.
Jennifer Carroll – Wedding Planner