Raggs & The Allstars
Raggs and crew were AWESOME
– the guests loved them. They danced all night. They were also very easy to work with. I would definitely recommend them again.

Pamela Aiello
Elizabeth Bailey Weddings
August 13 2017 event, Four Seasons Baltimore

I’ve gotten so many compliments on your music...
I haven’t seen a crowd that size on the dance floor at this event in some years—kudos! I hope we can work together again in the future.

Lexi Herman
Assistant Director of Catering
Chevy Chase Club
June 17 2016 event

Raggs and the All Stars were absolutely terrific...
The dance floor was packed and that NEVER has happened before at this party...the band is really probably the most major reason the party was so successful.

I had many people the night of the event ask me for Raggs information!

Allison Jackson
Pineapple Productions
November 21 2015 Event - Washington, D.C.

Wanted to say Thank You for a wonderful evening.
Your band was terrific, and we could have kept dancing for hours. I will never hesitate to recommend you guys to anyone in the future!

Very best regards,

Julie and Brandon
09-12-2015 Wedding
Chevy Chase, MD

I cannot say it loud enough or with more emphasis...Scott and his band were FANTASTIC!!!
Original arrangements of the 1940 era music, great disco, fabulous Latin..and the singing...wonderful!!

This is about the 7th party I have had at the River Café and by far Scott's band was the best. I would not hesitate one instant recommending his group.

Thank you so much for the recommendation and we look forward already to the next one.

Lorraine DiPaolo
Saturday, June 14, 2014
River Cafe, Brooklyn NY
Birthday Party

I wanted to take a minute to say thank you for all of the hard work that was put in to the wedding this past Saturday night.

The clients were so happy and raved about the band. The dance floor was packed all night and could not get enough of the Raggs and Allstars crew!

Many thanks and I look forward to our next event together.

Kathryn Gillan
Event Producer
David Monn, LLC
October 26 2013 Wedding -- New York Public Library

Quite possibly one of the biggest highlights of our wedding was your A M A Z I N G band!
You all were everything we hoped for and sooo much more. Thank you so very much for working with us on our special dances...We loved dancing to your band's playing.

Thank you again for everything...
Kate and Dave

I just wanted to let you know how much we all enjoyed your band's performance at our daughters wedding this past weekend.
Everyone I spoke to at the reception told me that your group was the best event band they have ever heard. I even had strangers and wait staff tell me the same.

Thanks for all your efforts and please let your team know that they were very much appreciated and admired.

Best regards,

Tom K
October, 2012 Wedding
The Academy of Music--Philadelphia

Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you and your band so much for the great music at our wedding.
Your band was more than we could have hoped for, it was lively and on note at every turn, and truly made the party. The dance floor was packed from the moment that you started playing, and the number of comments we received from our guests about how great you all were was astounding. And perhaps most importantly, the father of the bride loved you guys!

Thanks again for everything.

All the best,
Peter and Elisabeth

Dear Scott and the All-Stars,

What an "Awesome" job you did playing at our daughter's wedding on June 23rd at the Four Seasons in Baltimore.
It was just so darn fun and we had a blast!! You played all our favorites and some we even forgot about. Thank you for working with Catherine and Brandon on their first dance which was a TOTAL surprise to all of us. We would definitely recommend Raggs and the All-Stars to anyone. You guys are great!!

Best Regards,

While it's been over two months since our wonderful wedding, we continue to talk about it all the time. Most of all, we keep repeating how wonderful our music was, thanks to you! We get so many compliments about the music and the fun time everyone had dancing. Truly, it was the best ever! My family wants to know if you ever get to RI, they'd like to have a party featuring Raggs, and they reallly mean it! Anyway, sorry it's taken us so long to write you, in fact we have been extremely busy since the wedding and are only now getting to thank you notes. Once again, your band far exceeded our expectations, and we can't thank you enough for making our wedding reception so very special! If there's every anything we can do to promote your group, please let us know!

All the best, Francine

Couldn't have been happier with the band.
They really did a great job and gave the reception a great ambience. We're so glad that we booked them. They were great and a big hit, also very professional and receptive to our wants/needs. Thanks again!

Thank you for all the perfect music for my daughter's wedding.
From the classical trio & soprano during the ceremony; Scott Ragsdale & his amazing band during the reception & the great, great DJ during the after-party. They were all perfect. There was huge debate among the two different generations involved in this wedding. My husband and I wanted a live band, my daughter and the groom wanted a DJ. We all got our way and what a way to go! We loved everything. Where can we hear Raggs & the All-Stars? Are they playing at any public venues in the near future.

Thank you so much.

Raggs' music transcended generations and at one point, every member of our wedding party was on the dance floor.
It was just amazing.

Best regards.

Thank you again for all your help for our wedding.
I know you had a big role in working out many of the details before the wedding, and it was definitely reassuring to see you running the show the night of the wedding! You did such a great job managing the band, and the sound, and dealing with all the guests and their speeches. It could not have gone smoother!

Where should I begin with the band, they were so incredible! I know all our friends and family loved the band also, because the first words out of everyone.s mouth after the wedding was .Great wedding, the band was amazing!. My grandfather still cannot stop talking about the drummer and his Gene Krupa solo. And my mom still hasn.t stopped crying after hearing my cousin sing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" with the band. That was very special to us, I'm so glad the band was happy to play with her. Everyone had such a great time dancing, and the Horah sounded great mixed with the Italian music. I guess my only complaint is that it was over too soon! I could have gone for hours more!

Lastly, much thanks to Scott Ragsdale. He was such a pleasure to work with, he had great comments and suggestions, the man's a pro! He really worked off of the play/no play list to construct the perfect list of tunes, they all had just the right sound, and he made sure they were all played at just the right moment.

Thanks again for everything! I would definitely recommend Raggs to anyone who is looking for a band with a classy style, impeccable talent, and pizzazz!


Justin and Erica October 8 NYC

Thanks so much to you and your band for giving us a magical, festive, fun, happy, classy, silly, romantic, formal, informal, busy, elated evening.
You guys did an amazing job of keeping the floor busy and the evening flowing. Ron and I felt totally at ease and trusting in your competent hands, and we had a blast!

If you ever need a reference, please feel free to pass give my name and this email address.

Thank you so much for entertaining my client and their guests on Friday night at the Mayflower Hotel.
It was quite a performance. I swore that there was zero chance they would dance -- and you did it!! You actually got them out on the dance floor. I was very impressed. I wasn't kidding about having you play at my wedding. My co-worker, Anne Kleinert has you booked for May 21 at the Wardman Park Hotel and I may bring my fiancée along so he can hear you play.

So assuming he will love you as much as I did -- are you still available for next May - May 20th, 2006? We are still deciding between Evermay and Halcyon House in Georgetown and would probably only want to book you for a 7 piece band.

I hope you are still available!

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you - we just got back from our honeymoon last night! We had a great time, but glad to be back in civilization!

The wedding was just fabulous, we really were so pleased with how the whole evening turned out - especially the music!! Everyone I have spoken to has told us that they have never heard such great music at a wedding, and we couldn't agree more!

Thank you again for putting on such a great show and really knowing how to get our crowd moving (not that it took too much convincing!). At one point I was out on the patio getting some air and I looked into the room and saw nothing but a jam-packed dance floor with everyone just having a wonderful time. You guys really were spectacular - give our thanks to the whole band for making the evening so special.

I'm sure you'll be hearing from us at some point in the future for other events!

Emily and I wanted to thank you and the entire Raggs band for an excellent performance during our wedding reception.
The band was better than we could have imagined, very professional, and seemed committed to ensuring that our guests had a great time. All of our guests with whom we have spoken, raved about the band and the female trio, which was simply fabulous. We were so happy to see a variety of age groups on the dance floor. Also, I must complement everyone for performing our first and last dance songs (A Kiss to Build a Dream On and Wink and a Smile) terrifically. Scott, I enjoyed working with you and sincerely appreciate the timeand patience you put toward making our reception all we had hoped for. The level of quality and entertainment that the band provided was unparalled in my opinion.

Thanks again for a job well done.

We were absolutely thrilled with both the Rennaissance Trio and Raggs and the All-Star Swing Society.
Scott, Adam, and Rachel were a pleasure to work with. As an anxious bride it was such a relief to deal with such confident, expereienced musicians. We recieved so many compliments and we will certainly pass the name of your company on to our friends!

Thank You!

The guitarist got off to a great start. And Raggs and the All-Star Swing Society were a big hit. Not only did our guests dance and dance, but those who did not loved the "Andrew Sisters". They made the evening a joyous and wonderful occasion. Thanks so much for arranging this fabulous experience!

The band really made the wedding. We had a great night and everyone got to dance from my 93 year old great uncle to my 14 counsin. I could not ask for anything better...

Now that the reception is over and I have time to examine the night I am sending you my observations:

1. As good as the DVD and website is, it in no way prepares someone for the quality performance you deliver. 2. You band is like those you hear in the movies. As in the lawn party scene in "Sabrina" or the reception in "Father of the Bride." 3. The band was professional in every manner including the specialty dances such as the father/daughter dance etc., and the announcing along with throwing the bouquet and garter. 4. I have seldom, if ever, received every bit of what I paid for from anyone providing me a service. I must say that Saturday, October 11th is a day that exceeded every expectation. Without question your band was money well spent. 5. When we asked you for help and guidance your recommendations were perfect. Obviously based on a wealth of experience. 6. When others commented to us about the grand time they had at the wedding at the top of the list were glowing comments about the band. EVERYONE LOVED YOU.

In closing, thank you seems so little to say for your contribution to a night that I deemed one of the most important in my life, the marriage of my one and only daughter.

Thank you, Al E. (or as you have come to know me, "Father of the Bride.")

I'm sorry it's taken a few weeks to get this note together but I wanted to send through a huge thanks for the amazing night you and the 'All Stars' gave us at the Willard on the 22nd. Hurricane Hannah was not the only thing that truly 'blew' that night away. Christina at the Willard recommended we contact you as soon as she heard we were looking for the 'Big Band' feel for our post wedding reception/party. What a fantastic recommendation that was. From the help you gave us creating the demo CD's for us to include in the invites (a huge hit with everyone by the way), to the professional setup and the amazing performance on the night we could not have asked for anything more. You guys were fun, professional and played the house down. I have had many many people tell me the music was just amazing. So, please pass on Julia and my thanks to every single one of your band, they were truly excellent and really were 'All Stars'. I'd be more than happy to be a reference to anyone else looking to book you and certainly look forward to having you guys play again for us in the future.


Thank you so much for the wonderful music. We had so much fun with you and the Band -- we'll be tapping our toes all the way to the Caribbean! Thank you for everything!

Sincerely, Jennifer & Clarke