FAQs

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What you need to know for your event!

Of course. Big Ray and the Kool Kats has traveled all over the country and even overseas. We are happy to play for you anywhere.

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 bigrayandthekoolkats@gmail.com.

CONTACT:

bigrayandthekoolkats@gmail.com
(O) 434-202-1769 (C) 434-960-4595

Big Ray and the Kool Kats is from Charlottesville, VA, but regularly serves all couples throughout the country. We have even traveled overseas and will for you!

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