Contact Big Ray and the Kool Kats

Like to know a little more about Big Ray and the Kool Kats? Wondering just how to go about booking a band for your event?

We know the best way to hire a live band can seem confusing. After all, for most people, it’s a once or twice a lifetime moment. If it’s for a wedding reception, for instance, you need a band that can play everything from smooth jazz for cocktails and dinner and then really light up the dance floor.

Why not hire the band that has played multiple Presidential Inaugural Balls, hundreds and hundreds of elegant, fun weddings as well as corporate and charity galas from Bellagio Las Vegas to The Kennedy Center, Cabo San Lucas to Big Sky, Montana.


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“From the minute I met with Ray to discuss the music he put my mind at ease. I could tell by his professionalism and experience that he knew exactly what he was doing!     

FAQs: What you need to know for your event

We only ask for electricity, a place to change, a vendor meal and bottled water. If we travel, we are self contained and do not require hotel rooms or travel arrangements.

You can expect all Big Ray and the Kool Kats band regular members. We are very serious about the quality of our product and performance. An occasional sub due to illness for instance is always a possibility, but that is NOT our general policy. And btw, Big Ray has NEVER missed a show in his entire career.

We play a range from Sinatra to today’s hits and everything in between. Check out our Live Music List for more. If you don’t see what you are looking for, we are happy to learn new songs for you and will work with you to execute YOUR musical vision.

The band will wear formal attire, suits/tux for the gentlemen and the ladies have a range of cocktail attire to evening attire, unless you request otherwise.

We will play when scheduled on the timeline to that ensure your night runs as smoothly as possible with no lapses in energy and fun at just the WRONG time..

We typically play for 5 hours, which includes ceremony, cocktails, and reception with a few intermittent breaks. We are more than happy to accommodate your ideas and musical vision.

Of course. Tell us what you would like to hear and at those rare moments when we aren’t playing live, we’ll cue up your selections.

The DO NOT PLAY list is a very important part of Big Ray’s planning…just shoot me an email.

We do not absolutely require a stage, however a raised platform not only makes the look and even sound of the band more exciting for your guests, but even more importantly it helps Big Ray survey the room for folks who might be need to be toasting, photographers in the room, and other special moments.

Big Ray and the Kool Kats is famous for performing at that precise volume that brings energy yet your guests can still speak. The band’s equipment is top notch, and they have a long time sound man that understands as well.

We travel fully self contained…you don’t need to provide any equipment.

Yes, we are covered up to 2 Million for liability. Just let us know if you or your venue requires a certificate.

You can expect a great performance from musicians and singers who understand this is a special day, adherence to your timeline, execution of YOUR musical vision and an unforgettable night!

Still have questions? Call Big Ray anytime at 434-960-4595 or email

(O) 434-202-1769 (C) 434-960-4595

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