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Bands in Charlottesville, VA,
(434) 960-4595

About Us

A multi-talented wedding band in Charlottesville, Virginia, Big Ray and the Kool Kats is the perfect choice for newly engaged couples looking to appeal to a variety of styles and tastes. Specializing in everything from Motown to classic rock, the 11-piece ensemble has been blowing couples away since 1996. Founded by longtime professional musician Ray Caddell, Big Ray and the Kool Kats knows exactly how to make your affair one to remember!

Experience
Big Ray and the Kool Kats has won five WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards! They were named one of the best wedding bands in America by Modern Bride Magazine. Ray Caddell has appeared and recorded with Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra, among others. With credits like these, you can't go wrong with this wedding band!

Services Offered
Big Ray and the Kool Kats’ large ensemble of professional musicians leaves nothing to chance in order to ensure the smooth success of your event. In addition to their extensive set list, their services include:

  • Ability to learn new songs
  • Music during breaks
  • Lighting
  • Microphones
  • Sound/PA system
  • MC


Areas Covered
Big Ray and the Kool Kats is more than happy to assist couples in an array of locations. In addition to the Charlottesville area, the band also services D.C., Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.


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  • We have had Big Ray and his KK's for two weddings....without hesitation we give him our highest endorsement...Big Ray is engaging , attentive, and responsive. He listens to the preferences, sets the appropriate feeling, delivers beyond every expectation on presentation, and will make your event the most memorable you could ever imagine. Don't miss an opportunity to allow Big Ray and his team to join you for your special event.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Band

    Which of the following are included in the price?

    Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learning New Songs, Lighting, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Sound/PA System, Travel Expenses

    What is the price of your popular wedding package?

    $ 8,500.00

    Which of the following are included in the package?

    Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learning New Songs, Lighting, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Sound/PA System, Travel Expenses

    Are you an agency or a band?

    Band

    How many musicians are in your band(s)?

    7+

    What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

    Big Band, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Orchestra, Pop, R&B / Soul, Rock, Swing

    What music services do you provide?

    Instrumentals, Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learning New Songs, MC, Reception Music, Music During Breaks, Vocals, Liability Insurance, Willing to Travel

    What items are available?

    Lighting, Microphones, Sound/PA System



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