A NOTE FROM RICKY.....
Congratulations on your engagement! THANK YOU for visiting The Buzzcatz website. I am Ricky Sylvia, the band’s leader and lead singer. I have been a professional entertainer since I was 10 years old, and I've been performing for weddings and private parties since my early teens. After singing at long-running house gigs at Disney World and Church Street Station with my band Sound Society, I became “the wedding singer” about 20 years ago, shortly after I formed The Buzzcatz in 1998. Most of the same original members are still with me today. Word spread quickly around Central Florida about what unique band we had, and this fall we will play our 800th wedding gig! I run into people around town all the time who tell me that I played at their wedding, and I just booked one for a young bride who says that I played at her PARENT'S reception in 1994! Yes, we've done this a few times. :)
I also operate a Buzzcatz band on the west coast, based in Orange County, CA. We do the same show as the FL band, and it’s all southern CA based musicians that I’ve also known and worked with for 18 years now. I lived out there for 6 years from 2003-2009. I still go back and do a few dates a year with the west coast group, mostly for repeat customers whose families I have done weddings for. I have a client who has hired us for his son's wedding and his three daughters weddings!
Weddings are very different than any other gigs that I do. They can be challenging because they each have their own special requests and needs, but they are also very rewarding when I see people years later and they thank me again and rave about the job we did for them. I’m planning to make it to my 1,000th wedding gig (2025?) at which point I will pass the torch to my sons, who are now in training. So, if you want me to sing at your wedding, you've only got about 250 Saturdays left! :)
The Buzzcatz and I would love to come and celebrate with you and your guests. We know how to do this, and you won’t find a better “wedding” band anywhere. There’s a reason why my phone keeps ringing 20 years later, and it's because we continue to please our clients and create great parties everywhere we go. Our Saturday nights book up quickly, so contact me today and let’s get the party started.
Wishing you a magical wedding night and a lifetime full of blessings together!