Big Ray and the Kool Kats (BRKK) delivers a musically diverse, highly professional and multi-talented experience designed to generate the excitement and sophistication your event demands.”

Named one of Modern Bride Magazine's "Best Wedding Bands in America," while also garnering multiple awards from Wedding Wire, The Knot, Virginia Weddings and more. Big Ray and the Kool Kats have performed at multiple Presidential Inaugural Balls, charity galas, corporate events and of course hundreds of wedding receptions.  From your personally chosen music for the wedding ceremony to early evening cocktail and dinner selections at that perfect volume to the best in cross-generational dance music for when the party switches gears, BRKK always has available the greatest songs from every era. 

With Charlottesville as their home ground, Big Ray and the Kool Kats is the best band for your perfect Charlottesville wedding. Whether you're having your wedding at one of the iconic vineyards (Veritas, King Family, Barboursville) or at one of the many beautiful inns and resorts (Clifton, Boar's Head), BRKK will bring lively, personal, touch to your special day.

Led by trumpeter and Master of Ceremonies, Ray Caddell (a.k.a. Big Ray), whose live and recording credits include appearances with Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole, The Temptations and dozens of other national acts and Broadway shows, Big Ray and the Kool Kats will bring that same level of excellence to your event.

Big Ray leaves nothing to chance in order to ensure the smooth success of your celebration. From the early arrival of his uniformed setup crew, through the performance of that special song to make the day uniquely yours,  BRKK delivers a performance so dynamic, so professional, and so responsive to your entertainment needs, that you'll certainly join their roster of delighted clients whose candid reviews are available here.  

Big Ray and the Kool Kats. When only the best will do!

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