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Ceremony Music in Seattle, WA,
(206) 985-0737

About Us

Festive, Romantic, and thoroughly entertaining, The Tarantellas are a remarkable acoustic duo of Strolling Italian Musicians who will personally serenade you and your guests with the timeless Love Songs of Italy! With an Italian Bowl-back Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar, Chromatic Mouth Organ, and harmony Vocals, the sound evokes the sunny skies and love for life of the Italian culture. Romantic Love Songs, Classical Waltzes, and wild Tarantella Dances are all part of the authentic mix of their Melodies Italiano. Beautiful traditional Italian Wedding Songs are sung in English for all to enjoy. The melodies and rhythms of Italian music are known and loved the world over, and are irresistible to young and old alike. The Tarantellas will make them come alive for you!

"Our goal is to create a festive and romantic Old World atmosphere that you and your guests will never forget!

Who we are:

Richard Sclafani and Peter Cicero are lifelong musicians who grew up in Italian-American families and neighborhoods during the '50's, the heyday of the Italian-American crooners. They met 30 years ago in Seattle and have been musical "paesans" ever since. Both have performed as singer-songwriters, and in bands ranging from folk, to blues, to rock n roll over the years. Eight years ago they were asked to play some Italian love songs for a wedding, which set them off on a quest to learn all those great melodies that they remembered from childhood. Their repertoire now includes over 100 favorite Italian tunes!

Partial Song List:

That's Amore Speak Softly Love O Sole Mio I Have But One Heart Arrivederci Roma Volare

Oje Marie Non Dementicar On an Evening in Roma Feniculi Fenicula From the Bottom of My Heart

I Have But One Heart Fascination Return to Me Theme from The Godfather In Napoli Domani

Return to Sorrento Innamorata Mona Lisa Bella Notte Bona Sera Ce La Luna To Each His Own

Tarantella di Napoli Tarantella di Sicilia O My Roman Guitar O My Wonderful One

Hire Us!
The Tarantellas would love to come and entertain you and your guests. We are available for Weddings and Receptions, Cocktail Hours, Rehearsal Dinners, Engagement Parties, etc. Our fees are based on the number of hours played, distance from our home base in Seattle, whether we can play acoustically as "Strolling Musicians", or if a Sound System is needed, etc. As a duo, our rates can bring you considerable savings compared to larger bands you may have considered.

Please visit our Website at: to hear some samples of our music. Then call (206-985-0737) or e-mail Richard with details of your event.

"It would be our great honor and pleasure to help make your wedding party an unforgettable memory for all!"

Jeri V.

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  • The wedding is not until August 2019, but I was called back immediately and worked out an arrangement for our rehearsal dinner.

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