Live Music

Check Out Our Wedding Song List and Listen to Big Ray and the Kool Kats’ Live Music Performances!

Big Ray and The Kool Kats, from Charlottesville Virginia, has been playing live music together for many years. As a live music band, we can play a large selection of songs and are always happy to discuss playing any song you feel appropriate for your occasion, so just ask!

Couples hire Big Ray and the Kool Kats to do multiple events in their lives because they know they provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience at every event they do.


24K Magic
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg
Boogie Shoes
Brown Eyed Girl
Build Me Up Buttercup
Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
Dancing Queen
Disco Inferno
Don’t Stop Believin’
Friends in Low Places
Forget You
Get Down Tonight
Get Lucky
I Feel Good
I Wanna Dance with Somebody
I Want You Back
I Will Survive
Let’s Groove
Livin’ On a Prayer
Locked Out of Heaven
Mr. Brightside
My Girl
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Shut Up and Dance
That’s The Way I Like It
Uptown Funk
Wagon Wheel
You Shook Me All Night Long

See More From Our Live Music Selection:

Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Levitating – Dua Lipa

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown

All of Me – John Legend

Home – Phillip Phillips

You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oates

Forget You! – CeeLo Green

You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC

Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland/ Katherine McPhee

Classic – MKTO

Marry You – Bruno Mars

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Back in Love Again – LTD

Boogie Wonderland – Earth, Wind & Fire

Love Story – Taylor Swift

We Are Family – Sister Sledge

Hit Me with Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar

Mr. Brightside – The Killers

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

Dancing Queen – Abba

Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You – Frankie Valli

Almost Like Being In Love – Frank Sinatra

Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi

Some Kind of Wonderful – Grand Funk Railroad

I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas

I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

My First, My Last, My Everything – Barry White

I Want it That Way – Backstreet Boys

22 – Taylor Swift

What a Man Gotta Do – Jonas Brothers

We are Family – Sister Sledge

Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen

Proud Mary – Tina Turner

Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars

Watermelon Sugar – Harry Styles

Shut Up and Dance with Me – Walk the Moon

Respect – Aretha Franklin

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston

September – Earth, Wind & Fire

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John

Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations

Love Train –The O’Jays

Sugar – Maroon 5

Let’s Groove – Earth, Wind & Fire

That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars

Best Song Ever – One Direction

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

Volare – Domenico Modugno

We Found Love – Rihanna

Wildest Dreams – Taylor Swift

Walking on Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves

Treasure – Bruno Mars

Valerie – Amy Winehouse

Canon in D – Pachelbel

Romance from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart

Hymne – Vangelis

Bridal March – Richard Wagner

Autumn: Four Seasons – Vivaldi

Amazing Grace – John Newton

Simple Gifts – Elder Joseph Brackett

You Are the Reason – Calum Scott

Aria – Vivaldi

La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf

Wedding March – Felix Mendelssohn

Vivace – Ferdinando Carulli

Trumpet Voluntary – Jeremiah Clarke

Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley

Ode to Joy – Beethoven

Jesu, Joy of Man’ Desiring – Bach

Ave Maria – Frank Schubert

Gift of Love – Hal Hopson

Gabriel’s Oboe – Ennio Morricone

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye

My Girl – The Temptations

Soul Man – Sam & Dave

Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett

Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – The Temptations

I Want You Back – Jackson 5

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Dancing in the Street – Martha & the Vandellas

Sign, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder

I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) – The Four Tops

Brick House – The Commodores

Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy – The Tams

Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker

Remember When – Alan Jackson

Country Roads – John Denver

All American Girl – Carrie Underwood

Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks

Pushing Up Daisies – Brothers Osborne

God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood

Chattahoochee – Alan Jackson

Tennesse Whisky – Chris Stapleton

Be My Baby Tonight – John Michael Montgomery

Man I Feel Like a Woman – Shania Twain

La Vida Es Un Carnival – Celia Cruz

Conga – Gloria Estefan

Despacito – Luis Fonsi

I Like It – Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin

La Bamba – Ritchie Valens

Bamboleo – Gipsy Kings

Time of My Life – Bill Medley

At Last – Etta James

Devastating – Johnnyswim

You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder

Follow You Follow Me – Genesis

Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John

Moon River – Henry Mancini

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Days Like This – Van Morrison

Sweet Pea – Amos Lee

I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You – Aretha Franklin

Cheek to Cheek – Irving Berlin

Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra

New York, New York – Frank Sinatra

Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley

Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin

Unforgettable – Nat King Cole

Misty – Johnny Mathis

“The Ideal Band for Your Wedding!

Big Ray and the Kool Kats did an amazing performance at our wedding outside of Charlotte, N.C. in October 2022. My wife selected them after loving their performance at another wedding. They are phenomenal, and we received lots of positive feedback from our guests about how much they enjoyed the music. Very strong vocal and instrumental talent. They have a great repertoire of older and newer covers; guests of all ages had something that they recognized and enjoyed! They did a great job with their sound design as they were sufficiently loud enough, but guests could still have conversations on the side. Ray was a pleasure to work with and an excellent emcee. The band members were not only incredibly talented but very friendly and pleasant. We would highly recommend. We are thankful for Big Ray and the Kool Kats for helping to make our wedding an even more fun and special event!”

-Nate, Groom, Weddingwire

If we sound like your perfect live music wedding band option for entertainment at your wedding, call us, email us or contact us by filling in our form on the contact page here and let’s talk about your wedding song list!

Bride and Groom Enjoying Live Music for Their First Dance Together

If you can’t find the perfect song you wish to have at your event, ask us how we can make that happen for you.

We did for one of our amazing couples from Washington D.C, and you can read about it here.

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Big Ray and the Kool Kats regularly serves all couples throughout the country. We have even traveled overseas and will for you!

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