Agency, Corporate and Private Client Testimonials:

  • “Professional, talented and enthusiastic are just a few words to describe Paul Rich and what he brings to the DJ Industry. As a business owner, knowing that there are individuals like Paul to work with is invaluable.”

    Dawn Michaels, Proprietor, DMC Sound

  • “Everything was PERFECT!! People really enjoyed your band and it really was such a nice touch for the evening. The singing was awesome – truly a memorable event. Thank you so much for everything. I look forward to working with you again soon!”

    Christine Monzidelis, Director, Operations & Administration for the Northeast Region, Grant Thornton LLP, Corporate Event, October 2017

  • “WOW. What can I say? Amazing. Wonderful. We received so many compliments on the band/DJ we selected. You made it happen. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

    The Sattler Family, Bar Mitzvah, June 2017

  • Just wanted to thank you and your team for creating a priceless memory for me, Marika, and all of our guests. You are all a precious talent. Your presence put my party over the top. Just know that I am so grateful and will promote you any time someone is contemplating a party! Much Love!”

    Joe and Marika Randazzo, May 2016 Event

  • santucci“Hi Paul: Hope your Holidays were happy! Joe and I want to thank you again for the wonderful music that you provided for our special event. EVERYONE loved it. Especially us. Happy New Year!”

    Jeanne and Joe Santucci, December 2015 Event

  • staffanalysts“Just a quick note to thank you for an outstanding evening of music and fun. Our members had a great time and I am certain it had everything to do with the music. Food is food (yes good food but still just food), but entertainment and dancing will get the crowd every time. The lady who performed was excellent and your voice speaks for itself.”

    Marzie Lazarus, Office of Staff Analysts (OSA) Holiday Gala, December 2015

  • Thumbnail for Marcela and Marc Testimonial“My fiancé and I were looking for a jazz band for our wedding, we looked high and low, we looked through, asked friends for recommendations, we spoke to many bands we found online, we even when to see a few play…..Then someone recommended Paul Rich, and WOW! They were truly the PERFECT and best jazz band ensemble we came across! They wore the right outfits, they had a great roster of jazz music prepared, and the whole crowd of 180 people LOVED them!!! Working with Paul Rich was also such a pleasure! All it took was one easy five-minute phone call, he got what we wanted, and provided us with great talent with the utmost professionalism. I have to say I highly recommend Paul and his services! My now-husband and I couldn’t be happier! Thank you Paul for your easy-going demeanor and quick and easy response to our last-minute call! “

    Marcela & Marc, August 2014 Event, Cebu

  • Thumbnail for Lorraine Campbell Testimonial“My husband and I want to say thank you for a job well done entertaining our guests at my 50th birthday party. We are truly thankful to you for making the night a success. The guests are still talking about the band and what a great time they had listening and dancing to the exceptional musical talents. We will always remember your kindness and expertise in advising us and making us feel satisfied on every decision we had to make. Thanks for a job well done. You and your band rank way up there with the best of the rest.”

    Donald & Lorraine Campbell – August 2014 Event

  • Thumbnail for Joseph Randazzo Testimonial“My family and I recently hosted a surprise 80th birthday party for my mom. Music was to be an integral part of the party. We came across Paul’s name as a reference from management at Giando’s on the Water, a well known restaurant/catering hall in Brooklyn. I found and viewed a YouTube video of Paul performing. This was enough to satisfy my curiosity. The first thing my wife and I noticed was his phenomenal voice singing a well known Andrea Bocelli song. We looked no further and reached out to Paul.What a gentleman on the phone! Paul was very easy to talk to. We needed him to appeal to a large cross section of guests, from different ages and eras, early teens to young nineties…not an easy task! About two weeks before the party I forwarded to Paul a list of my mom’s ten favorite songs/artists. I should point out that he is easy to reach, follows up with call backs that he promises, and is very accommodating.The day of our event was the first and only time I had met Paul. He had showed up 90 minutes early to set up his equipment. Paul was even nicer in person. He came dressed as we had requested, in a suit, and open collar shirt, which fit our venue. He fulfilled all that we asked for: he shined as a performer, so much so that several guests came to me clamoring to ask him to sing more. He did all the standards: Frank Sinatra, Andrea Bocelli, and a Billy Joel that would have made Billy very proud. He made introductions, announcements as we asked, and led us all to a great rendition of “Happy Birthday” for mom. He allowed for quiet time during dinner, playing soft ballads, and wonderful love songs. The music never stopped, and unlike many others in his line of work (who constantly take breaks and disappear) Paul was always there.What more can I say? He is a true consummate professional, very hip, but very “old school” in what it means to do a great job! The crowd loved him, my mom loved him, and I loved him. How else can I endorse this man? Hire him, please, and see for yourself. Paul Rich will NOT disappoint. Bravo Paul!”

    Joseph Randazzo – July 2014 Event

  • RotaryClubVarrazano“I wish to express my gratitude for the outstanding job you do for us every year regarding our Rotary Club event. For seven years running, you have helped make our events successful, exceeding our expectations every time. We always appreciate your working with us to ensure that everything goes to plan and that our members are satisfied. Thanks again!”

    Bill Sobolow, Member (Past President), Verrazano Rotary Club, Annual Gala, April 2013

  • “We can’t thank you enough for what you added to make the evening wonderful. So many of our guests told us how much they enjoyed the music. We wish all the best to you and your family”.

    Marie Klimas, the Klimas Wedding Celebration, December 2012

  • “I cannot say enough good things about Paul Rich Music. I first heard Paul Rich and his band perform at the Security Traders Association of New York in 2004. I was so impressed that I hired them to perform at my wedding in 2005, my first daughter’s baptism in 2006, my second daughter’s baptism in 2008, and my wife’s 40th birthday party in 2010. Most recently Paul provided a musician to play Greek music and the bouzouki at my father’s 80th birthday party. Everyone loved it! Paul, as always, thank you for a job well done. It’s a sincere pleasure to work with you; we’re looking forward to the next one!”
  • John Procopion, 80th Birthday Party Celebration, October 2012

  • SIChamber“I’d like to thank you for the wonderful job you did for us as the entertainment for our 2012 Chamber Gala event. Everyone had a great time. The band was wonderful and the Middle-Eastern Music DJ you provided really made our event theme (1001 Arabian Nights) come alive! Thank you for your care and expertise as always.”

    Linda Baran, CEO, the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Gala, March 2012

  • “Yes, the event was a success! So thank you, the band sounded terrific, and everyone had a really good time!”

    Janeen Saltman, JKS Events, the Event Planner for the American Folk Art Museum Benefit, TriBeCa Rooftop, November, 2009

  • “You did an AMAZING job at the wedding, we’re so appreciative. We couldn’t be happier!”

    Vanessa & Robert, Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, October 2009

  • ‘Paul did a tremendous job; each and every musician was a true professional, and Paul’s singing voice is great. We lost count of how many compliments we received about Paul and his band. Keep it up!”

    Jess & Jordan, Rafael Wine Vineyards, September 2009

  • “Dear Paul: George and I would like to thank you for the wonderful job you did during our Ceremony. So many people have complimented us on your singing. You have a wonderful talent, and we want to thank you for making our wedding so special.”

    Marianela & George, St. Finbar’s Roman Catholic Church, August, 2009

  • “I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful night of fun and music you and the band provided. It was the most fun Matt & I have ever had – much thanks to you.”

    Noelle & Matt, Villa Barone Manor, June 2008

  • “Today is the day after our spectacular event, and the visions of this very special day are still overpowering. It is hard to concentrate on any other thought exclusively, without the images of the performance popping up in thought and in speech. We have received many phone calls from guests who have attended our event last night, none without expression of their extreme enthusiasm and excitement they have experienced.You have conducted and organized the entertainment for our event with extreme professionalism. The expertise and talent displayed was overpowering. The performance was superb and will not be forgotten by any guest, young or old.
    You have worked with us since the get go, to understand our music preferences, met every request and delivered a Class A performance. Your performance was “on the money”.We appreciate all your sincere efforts. You have made what could have been a very stressful and chaotic evening, into an organized, breathtaking, free flowing and enjoyable event.My wife and I have both expressed the fact that last night our focus was solely on each other with the influence of the music and enjoyed dancing all night long. With such focus it was hard to be distracted for any reason from the enjoyment of each other.You have made this special event, enjoyable for all patrons fortunate enough to attend. This is and will probably remain the most memorable day of our lives.Yourself and the others you have organized for the affair displayed talent, professionalism, and skill second to none.
    Paul Rich And Orchestra was SUPERB!! EXCELLENT!! WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!!Thanks and good luck. Thanks for making our wedding magical!”

    Phyllis & Adam, the Grand Prospect Hall, September 2007

  • “My wife and I cannot say enough about this band. They made our wedding night truly special by playing the wedding classics as well as playing a number of our favorite songs. The voices and medleys were as perfect as if you were listening to the CD itself. In fact, one of our guests mentioned that she did not know we switched to a CD in the middle of the reception. We told her that, no that wasn’t a CD, but that the band was still playing. Her eyes showed her disbelief as she stated that this was the best band she ever heard at a wedding.Paul was instrumental in helping Michelle and I prepare our special day. He helped us with putting together a small two-piece jazz ensemble together for our cocktail hour as well as picking out our song for our entrance. While they played wedding favorites, I was amazed at how they were able to transition to Del Shannon, Johnny Cash and Outkast. I felt that no song was beyond them.The greatest testimony to a band is the amount of people dancing at the event. I can say with certainty that our seats were completely empty as everyone was on the dance floor. The band can flat out play and sing. You can see that they are appreciative of their craft and what they bring to the table.I would recommend them for any event you are throwing. They simply are the best in the tri-state area.”

    Michele & Guy, The Chart House, November 2006

  • “We can’t say enough great things about Paul and his band. Paul and his group emceed the evening flawlessly, was happy to meet a few of our special requests and brought a lot of energy. He had 3 generations on the dance floor from our ‘first dance’ through the encore.”

    Kadlec Wedding, Canoe Brook Country Club, June 2006

  • ‘I’ve been meaning for months (three to be exact) to get in touch and send a proper thank you for the fantastic job you and the band did at our wedding. We cannot thank you enough for being such an integral part of our special day. We appreciated your professionalism, your ease to work with, and your gift for entertaining! The whole evening was so much more than I had ever expected. One of my secret wedding fears was that the dance floor would be empty. While meeting with you before the wedding certainly helped to calm some of those worries, nothing could have prepared me for the perfect celebration you created.You had everyone up dancing!I can truly say EVERYONE loved you…including my hard-to-please father, the groom’s side of the family who had never been to such a party, our friends who are dancers, and the guests from young to old. It was obvious that you “read” (interpreted) the crowd and played the songs we all enjoyed. For weeks after the wedding I received phone calls from guests singing your praises or more specifically saying, “I just heard Prince on the radio, remember when Paul played that at your wedding?” You made the evening so memorable!Your musical selections for each portion of the evening fit wonderfully. The blend of voices and instrumentals was beautiful. From the jazz to ballads to the dance hits, the sound was unbeatable. Your recommendations were right on. And your Mazurka was perfection!I cannot thank you enough for making our wedding day the best of our lives. Jason and I would love to recommend you to anyone looking for a great band.”

    Erica & Jason, Villa Barone Manor, June 2006

  • ‘One of the best things we did for our wedding was to have Paul Rich Band. They had done a friend’s wedding reception and we enjoyed it so much we decided to hire his band for our wedding too. I was a little concerned because not only would we have various age groups among the guests but also there were different cultures to consider since many of our parents’ guests were Korean but Paul read the crowd precisely and knew exactly how to get all the people involved. There were lots of dancing and celebration and many people have complimented how great the band was. Paul is also very knowledgeable and professional and gives great suggestions. I would highly recommend Paul and his band to anyone who’s looking to have a great time and music at their party.”

    Julie & John, Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy, April 2006

  • “Wow, what can I say? You ROCK!
    On behalf of the Board, staff and members of STANY, I just wanted to let you know that we all thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment that you and your band provided at both Lisa Utasi’s President’s Reception and the 68th Annual STANY Dinner. We have received nothing but positive feedback from our members and guests, which is a rare thing with this group.I also wanted to let you know that the Diamond Sponsor After Party was a huge hit. People did not want it to end. We actually extended the party and kept the DJ for an additional our. Thank you for providing such a wonderful DJ for us. They played great music and were not only professional – they were very nice.Once again, many thanks for helping to make this year’s STANY Dinner and President’s Reception memorable and enjoyable for all. I look forward to working with you in the future.”

    Kimberly Unger, Executive Director, Securities Traders Association of New York (STANY), Water Club AND Grand Hyatt New York City, April 2004