I searched for so long for the perfect band and you were it, without a doubt. Your range of repertoire and passion for the Great American Songbook standards made our event classic, classy, and fun!! Every number the whole night was great, and as the band knows, I barely left the dance floor!
The level of musicianship of your players and singers was so high and so rare to find in wedding bands. The music was the perfect volume with a mix of songs that met all of our eclectic requests-from the 1930s to the current pop hits, you played it. Thank you also for taking our requests throughout the night. Everyone commented on how you were the best band they have encountered at a wedding and they were right.
Bride, 2019 wedding
– the guests loved them. They danced all night. They were also very easy to work with. I would definitely recommend them again.
Elizabeth Bailey Weddings
August 13, 2017 event, Four Seasons Baltimore
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.
Assistant Director of Catering
Chevy Chase Club
June 17 2016 event
I had many people the night of the event ask me for Raggs information!
November 21 2015 Event - Washington, D.C.
Very best regards,
Julie and Brandon
Chevy Chase, MD
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.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
River Cafe, Brooklyn NY
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.
David Monn, LLC
October 26 2013 Wedding -- New York Public Library
Thank you again for everything...
Kate and Dave
Thanks for all your efforts and please let your team know that they were very much appreciated and admired.
October, 2012 Wedding
The Academy of Music--Philadelphia
Thanks again for everything.
All the best,
Peter and Elisabeth
Dear Scott and the All-Stars,
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
Thank you so much.
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
If you ever need a reference, please feel free to pass give my name and this email address.
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!
Thanks again for a job well done.
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