“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different”
— Coco Chanel
Here's what some of Florida's top Wedding & Event Planners say about The Buzzcatz...
"Ricky and his team are amazing. Perfect for my clientele. They are a classy, flexible band that play an array of music that appeals to all ages."
- Heather Snively
Senior Sales Manager
Disney's Fairytale Weddings & Honeymoons
"Ricky and The Buzzcatz are always my go-to band and at the top of my referral list for my clients. Their professionalism and versatility with music genres is second to none, and makes my job on the planning end that much easier. Happy clients always make for a happy planner!"
Lisa Stoner Events
"I love working with The Buzzcatz! Not only are they on time, courteous, and professional, but they really know how to pack the dance floor and create an awesome party. Amazing musicians & vocalists, a top-notch show, and lots of FUN! "
- Tracy Marini
"I just adore The Buzzcatz! They are a fabulous band that can cover a wide range of styles. Working with Ricky is an easy and streamlined process. He truly knows how to anticipate both mine and my client's needs. There is a reason they are one of the top bands in the country."
- Michele Butler
President / Senior Event Planner
Michele Butler Events
"I love working with The BuzzCatz! My clients are always thrilled with the experience. The band keeps the dance floor filled and Ricky is so accommodating throughout the planning process. What more could an event planner want?!"
- Susan Southerland
Just Events / Just Marry!
"The Buzzcatz are one of our very favorite bands to work with! They are so professional and have excellent communication leading up to the wedding day. The band always has a packed dance floor and is wonderful at reading the crowd to ensure your guests will talk about the fun they had at your wedding for years to come!! We highly recommend the Buzzcatz!!"
"Ricky and his band were beyond wonderful! My guests are still talking about how great the band was at our wedding.
The entire process from contract to day of were handled with great professionalism.
I would be quick to recommend them or use them again should I ever plan another amazing party!"
- Lauren Kay
Senior Style Editor, The Knot magazine
"We've had The Buzzcatz perform at both of our children's weddings. They are the best! Amazing musicians, fabulous energy and a great catalog.
One daughter to go. They'll be there!"
- John Sprouls
CEO, Universal Orlando Resort
"My clients look to me for suggestions on the best vendors in town. When it comes to bands, I love referring The Buzzcatz! They never disappoint. They are a class act and you can always count on their professionalism and great music. I look forward to seeing them every year for our Annual New Year's Eve Gala, a true Winter Park tradition!"
- Jane McLean
Director of Social Catering, The Alfond Inn
Harry P. Leu Gardens
"The Buzzcatz are a favorite band of ours and a fantastic addition to any event, providing a great variety of music and energy. I have never seen an empty dance floor when they
are on stage!"
Senior Catering Sales Executive
Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes, Orlando
- Lisa New
Sr. Catering & Wedding Mgr
Reunion Resort - Kissimmee, FL
- Charlie Crist
Governor Of Florida
"The Buzzcatz were the best decision we made for our wedding. They weren’t just part of the celebration – they stole the show in the best of ways. My husband and I are “old souls,” so they catered to our “crooner” obsession like no one could. An unexpected benefit was how beautifully and effortlessly Ricky took the reins and set the pace for our reception. They are the best singers and musicians in the business!
The buzz will never fade!"
- Allison Walker Torres
Central Florida NEWS 13
Once again, you exceeded our expectations! The crowd LOVED you! You were absolutely wonderful! We danced and danced the night away (my feet will attest to that!). Please tell each member of the band that they were GREAT! You were all working really hard, and it showed. Thank you so much for being so smooth and easy to work with. We were so glad to have The Buzzcatz back again!
- Freda Smith
Krewe Of Amalee Entertainment Chairman 2017
"The Buzzcatz knocked it out of the park at our wedding! Ricky and his team are the best. A HOME RUN, all the way!"
- Chris Coghlan
From Ricky's Inbox:
We just got back from our Honeymoon this weekend and we could not wait to write you!
What can we say... The Buzzcatz were absolutely amazing. We had the time of our lives at our reception!! We are getting non-stop compliments from all of our guests about how wonderful, energetic, and fun you guys were. The crowd stayed up dancing all night long. We could not have been happier with the way things turned out. You made the reception a huge success and the energy and chemistry you put into the room, through your music, was indescribable. We cannot thank you and your band members enough for that night. Your professionalism, flexibility, and positive attitude throughout everything was a comfort to me that night. I knew the party was in good hands!! :-)
I want you to know that the BEST and most comfortable decision we made throughout the whole process of planning our wedding was having The Buzzcatz play at our reception. (and I truly mean that) You all made all the dreams I had of our wedding reception come true. It was flawless and we could not have been any happier with you all.
Thank you so much!!!
We love you guys,
Stephanie & James
March 13th, 2004
I just wanted to thank you so much for playing at Leah and Joe's wedding. You were just fabulous and I have received a number of calls to get your name and name of the band because let's face it...you were phenomenal. You are so incredibly talented, Ricky and we are so fortunate that you were with us. It was an amazing wedding and made so much more special by having you and the Band there. Being an industry insider, you know there are so many talent selections that could have been made. Without a doubt, you were our first and only choice. It was perfect, Ricky. You know that I have very high standards for clients and my own family. I feel that you exceeded all expectations.
Once in a lifetime you get to attend your only daughter's wedding. Nov 7, 2009 will always be a wonderful memory for us and you and The Buzzcatz made it for us. The Band was "Over the Top" -was the reaction from all of our guests. Please know that Nancy and I are so grateful to you personally for taking the time to do the extra things that you did which made the evening so special.
Thank you again for your professionalism, your talent, and your passion for great music.
Joe and Nancy Ferguson
Winter Park, FL
A belated thank you for a terrific evening! In planning Tiffany's wedding, Susan and I decided early on we ought to cut back on flowers, decorations, limousines, and the like so that no compromises would be made with entertainment at the reception. Unquestionably, we made a wise choice.
Throughout the reception itself, as well as afterwards, our guests kept coming up to me and asking, "Where did you get that band, I have never heard a group so good before." Due in large part to the Buzzcatz, both young and old had the time of their lives that night.
Despite the spaciousness of the dance floor, most of the evening it simply could not hold everyone who responded to your sound. The sophistication and the fun with which your group infused Tiffany and Sandy's wedding reception is remarkable. You promised us a perfect evening and you more than delivered. Tiffany will have nothing but fond memories for the rest of her life. Thanks again to you and all your guys for making it so special.
Don Christopher - Father of the bride
March 5, 2005
FOUR YEARS LATER…..
You did it again! The band was outstanding for our daughter Tiffany’s wedding reception four years ago; and when it came time for Joanna’s wedding this fall, Susan and I never considered having anyone else but The Buzzcatz. Everything about your group is first class. I have been to a lot of wedding receptions. Many, despite an expensive location, fancy food, flowers, favors, decorations, etc., turned out to be ordinary and boring simply because they lacked a dynamic show band like yours. You artfully manage the mood throughout an evening in a way that pleases everyone. The Buzzcatz are unquestionably the best. You made Joanna and Matt’s celebration so memorable. Regrettably, I have no more daughters. I will therefore not be calling on you to provide another evening of fun and sophistication for my family. Please keep us on your email list however so we get notice of the band’s future public appearances. Susan and I plan on taking every opportunity we can to hear your fabulous band!
With much thanks & great admiration,
Don Christopher, Father Of The Bride
"The Buzzcatz absolutely MADE our wedding! I don't even know how or where to begin to describe how lucky we feel to have had them! We had a large (230 guests) wedding in Orlando. From everyone waving their napkins and singing along to "That's Amore" during the dinner hour, to "Shout!", "Sweet Caroline", and the non-stop packed dance floor later in the night, our guests had the time of their lives!
Ricky was such a great host and really knows how to orchestrate a wedding reception. We met with him at my parent's house prior to the wedding and he was so charming. My father remarked afterward: "If Ricky is half as entertaining at the wedding as he was at dinner tonight, we are in for a fun time!"…and he was!
This band plays an amazing variety, and not only that, but Ricky can sound like anyone - it's incredible!
My aunt said she felt as if Dean Martin himself were serenading us during dinner! So wonderful!
We had the 10 piece group and both female vocalists were equally as stellar. What a treat.
Our wedding was a destination wedding, so we did not have an opportunity to see the band live. We booked them strictly based on recommendations from wedding vendors (every one that we talked to!) and their website samples. I can tell you that no website or promo reel can ever truly convey the warmth, passion, and enthusiasm that Ricky and his crew generate.
Not only do we highly recommend The Buzzcatz, but we THANK them for making our wedding reception so much FUN. We are still hearing from everyone about what a GREAT band we had; and we could not have imagined a more perfect evening!"
Irene & David Santori
Ricky and the Buzzcatz are the BEST band in Orlando! When I got engaged everyone that I talked to raved about the Buzzcatz and told us “you have to book them!” So, I did research and absolutely fell in love with them, and we are so glad that we spent the money to have them at our wedding. We had a large wedding with a variety of ages and EVERYONE was on the dance floor, dancing the night away. If you are considering the Buzzcatz but think they are expensive, find a way in your budget to cut back somewhere else and book the Buzzcatz. They are sooooooo WORTH it!!!! Not to mention that Ricky is so easy to work with and knows exactly how to work the crowd. If I ever have a large party where I need a band I will use the Buzzcatz again
Megan & Todd Cooper
Winter Park, FL
Ricky and the Buzzcatz,
Kelly and I wanted to thank you for an awesome time at our wedding!! You guys rocked the house and I can not tell you how many people came up to us saying how great you guys were. Whether it be the Irish jig, Jimmy Buffett, or the Edwin McCain song that you learned for our first dance, everything sounded perfect and we can not thank you enough.
We appreciate the quick responses you provided when we had any questions and your level of professionalism; especially when dealing with the hurricane. Our good friends and guests of our wedding thought you were so good that you are now playing their wedding at the end of January. We will see you there! Kelly and I will be recommending you to all of our friends and we will be seeing you soon.
Have a great holiday season,
Kelly and Chris Handrahan
Bride & Groom - 10/21/05
I wanted to personally thank you for being a part of our wedding. Well let's not kid... you MADE the wedding! Everyone there had an amazing time and can not stop talking about how great everything was and how that band was excellent. Everyone was on the dance floor all night long as I am sure you know. Melissa and I will definitely recommend you to anybody getting married and we will tell them that all the details don't matter as much when you have an AWESOME band. Thanks again Ricky. We are glad that we made the right decision in choosing you and hope that you and your band do very well and continue making weddings a great time!
Justin Talbott - the Groom
5/2/08 - Ritz Carlton, Orlando
What can I say? You and your band were amazing, at the ceremony, cocktail hour and the reception. Our friends are still raving about the band. I think one of the guests plans to hire you for an event they are having after being there and seeing the MAGIC. You are true professionals. Thank you for the extra hour, with so many people still there we felt we couldn't leave them hanging, and no one could stop dancing to your fabulous music! Please let me know what we owe for the hour of extra fun. I will put the check in the mail immediately. Thank you again!
Alice Grasso (one VERY happy Mother Of The Bride!)
Grasso/Dobbs wedding, 5/14/11
What a party! Stacy and Will's wedding was a party to remember, especially thanks to the Buzzcatz! The rockin' never stopped! Your enthusiasm was felt by all, and the music selection was awesome - everyone RAVED about you guys! What a highlight it was for Will to play with the band - he was so excited and Stacy was SO surprised - it was truly adorable!!!We won't hesitate to recommend you guys anytime - use us for a reference if you ever need it - and we hope to use you again at another daughter's wedding or party.
Jan and Craig Sher
Parents Of The Bride-5/27/07
PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pardon my pun, but it was "Music" to my ears to hear my husband say, "You were right, I was wrong about the music and dance floor." Every time I looked out, the dance floor was full of folks dancing. You all really do know how to build the evening and ours was tailor made.
People have been calling and raving about the food, house and property, and most of all, the band. I have always said music elevates the event and you and The Buzzcatz certainly fulfilled that on Friday night. One even mentioned we have said this was our last party but our friends are strongly protesting. If and when we have another, you will be my first call before we settle on a date. Again, thank you for such a beautiful backdrop to our evening.