Catie and Jared were happily married on January 8th, 2022 at Christ Episcopal Church, a beautiful and welcoming place. The bride was stunning in her dress and amazing job to Top Knot Studio and Rouge 9 for her hair and makeup. Then, we got to hold an amazing reception at Old Metropolitan Hall with great [...]
There are three songs at your wedding that are undoubtedly the most important when thinking about music. The Processional Everyone knows that ancient organ tune, "Here Comes the Bride," by Richard Wagner signifies that the bride is walking down the aisle and so forth. Nowadays, brides march to their own beat. Processional songs have varied [...]
In a word, yes. But it’s a little more complicated than that. It’s easy with Virginia and Washington DCwedding band, Big Ray and the Kool Kats. Every musician, vocalist, and crew member is vaccinated. Ittook some work to get there, and even a personnel change, but Big Ray thinks it’s important. But what if you [...]
Photography| Anna Kardos Photography We believe the girl in the white dress that we play for is just as important as the large crowds, presidential inaugurations, and the celebrities we’ve played for. We want to make sure your big day is the best party you and your guests will ever attend – all while keeping [...]
PLANNING THE LIVE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT PARTS OF YOUR WEDDING DAY IS VERY IMPORTANT. It’s the next thing in line after you’ve chosen your wedding venue, picked your caterers and decided on a theme. Picture your wedding ceremony being over, you’ve taken your photographs, and now it’s time for your reception. Can you think of anything that is better than dancing to live music... Click on the title to read more!
I get asked this all the time. While there is no question that the cost of a great band will impact your budget, I want you to ask yourself some questions when deciding to book a band and what part of your overall budget should be allotted... Click on the title to read more!
IT ALL STARTED WITH A WASHINGTON DC BRIDE AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS. We were just a little shook when we learned she worked for Wedding Wire and The Knot... Click on the title to read more!
BIG RAY AND THE KOOL KATS HAS HAD THE HONOR OF WORKING WITH MARY WILSON ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION. Mary Wilson, one of the founding members of The Supremes... Click on the title to read more!
HOW GREAT TO HAVE ONE OF OUR COUPLE'S WEDDINGS PICKED UP BY WASHINGTONIAN MAGAZINE. Big Ray and the Kool Kats, one of Washington DC's most popular wedding bands was delighted to celebrate with a couple who clearly loved their dog, Jolene... Click on the title to read more!
I believe the music and entertainment for your wedding is the #3 decision you need to make. Before food, before decor, before types of alcohol (or not), before flowers, etc.. Here's are my top 3 decision points... Click on the title to read more!