Big Ray And The Kool Kats

Category: Live Band or Ensemble

Type: Multi-piece live band

Genres: Classical

  • Country/Folk
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Motown/Soul
  • Pop/Top 40s
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About Big Ray And The Kool Kats

Big Ray and the Kool Kats

Charlottesville Wedding Band

Big Ray and the Kool Kats is a Charlottesville Wedding Band dedicated to delivering a highly professional, musically diverse, and multi-talented live music experience designed to generate excitement and sophistication for your event. Big Ray and the Kool Kats knows just how to provide a once in a lifetime performance for your special wedding day and that’s with live music.

From your personally chosen live 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.

Best of Zola 2023



  • Band Backdrop
  • Ceremony microphones and sound
  • Dance floor special effects
  • Learning new songs
  • Master of ceremonies
  • Music during breaks
  • Sound system capability audience <300 -
  • Sound system capability audience >300
  • Sparklers

Musical genres

  • Classical
  • Country/Folk
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Motown/Soul
  • Pop/Top 40s

Event types

  • After party
  • Cocktail hour
  • Engagement party
  • Other
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Wedding ceremony
  • Wedding reception
  • Welcome party


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5.0 (4 reviews)

  • Our guests are still talking about Big Ray!

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    Meredith S2 years ago

    We were led to Big Ray based on a recommendation from our wedding planner, and it was such a great decision. We worked with Big Ray leading up to our wedding reception on the type of music we liked (and didn't like) and he was so great. We made it clear to him that we wanted our wedding reception to be a party, not a wedding in terms of music, and he delivered. So professional and so much fun. And such a hit. We've received so many compliments from our guests about how great the band was! We had so much fun because our guests had so much fun. We have Big Ray to thank for that.

  • The Very Best

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    Deepika Murala2 years ago

    We used Big Ray and the Kool Kats for our wedding and could not have been happier! They had the best sound of any of the dozens of bands we listened to online, there fee was reasonable, and Ray was an absolute pleasure to work with. He masterfully MC'ed our event, rolling with some considerable punches, and the band even learned my favorite song as a surprise. Of the roughly 12 vendors we worked with for our wedding, BRKK was by far the best and most fun to work with. I could not have asked for a better wedding band and cannot recommend them highly enough.

  • Happy MOB

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    Sue M.2 years ago

    We just used Big Ray and the Kool Kats for our daughter's wedding, and they were great! From the ceremony music, to the happy hour music, to the reception music, they did an awesome job! I would highly recommend Big Ray and the Kool Kats! You will not be disappointed, and your guests will come up to you and say "this band is the best!"

  • Amazing Band choice for your wedding!

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    Chelsea Bartholomew2 years ago

    Big Ray and the Kool Kats made our wedding spectacular! They kept the dance floor full all night long as well as learned our specific songs for the first dance, mother son, and father daughter. To top it off, they were great MCs too. It was a wonderful night all around and we are so glad we chose Big Ray and the Kool Kats to bring the heat for our wedding! :)