Led by its guitarist/vocalist Rick Cowling, the Cowling Band emphasizes diversity of music in every era. They perform a wide variety of music (Big Band, All Eras of Rock n’ Roll, Motown, Soul, Disco, 80’s) and perform this varied repertoire with a tremendous degree of authenticity, mostly due to its diverse vocal talent.
Leader Rick Cowling is a spectacular vocalist specializing in All Eras of rock n’ Roll; 50’s-Chuck Berry & Little Richard, 60’s-Beatles & Rolling Stones, 70’s-Eric Clapton & Van Morrison, 80’s - , the Police, U2, Bon Jovi as well as contemporary music – the Killers and Coldplay.
The frontline vocalists have a repertoire that serve as a perfect contrast to Cowling’s Rock n’ Roll tunes with a repertoire ranging from Etta James, and Madonna, to Rihanna and Usher to Motown, Soul, Disco and Funk.
Kudos to everyone involved with the Cowling Band and the relief musicians! Rick and his band had everyone on the dance floor from the first note, and the floor was packed the entire night! We have never had so many people stay so late, and it is all credit to the band for making that happen. Huge thanks for Davis for the achieving the perfect volume level for the dinner hour – this was the very first year that I did not get a single request for lower volume – at any point during the evening!
Jim, we love working with West Coast Music – you always provide the highest caliber band, and your team is smart, organized and easy to work with. You can be guaranteed we’ll be reaching out again as soon as we have our 2018 date!
Eileen A. Prisby
Rick was outstanding, kind and professional as usual. He is so easy to work with and always accommodating. He is an absolute delight and I would have him on every single one of my jobs if it were possible. The client absolutely loved the band's performances and were blown away by Rick specifically.
Thank you as always! Wishing you a wonderful week. ; )
Everything was phenomenal on Saturday with Rick, the Cowling Band and Design Sound!!! I called the office yesterday and talked with Valentina to give my thanks and tell her about the rave reviews we were getting from guests. The band is so talented and appealed to every guest there, young to older! My Parents friends were in total awe and myself/my Parents were BEYOND happy it all worked out to have the Cowling Band play. We were so lucky they were available for the date!!
Thank you again!!!!
Erin Sprinkel (SOG)
We could not have enjoyed the music any more than we did last Saturday night. Your team, and the Cowling Band, were extraordinary.
Please feel free to use Darnell and me as referrals in the future.
Jonathan Prince (Groom)
We have to say that the Cowling Band was exceptional. We received many, many compliments from our guests about much they enjoyed dancing and singing along with the band. Both the older guests and the younger guests said that the Cowling Band was excellent. We are so happy that we had the Cowling Band play at the reception!
Ian (Groom) & Jeff (FOG)
They were top-notch! I don’t believe I’ve ever seen as talented a band as they at other weddings that I’ve attended! Our guests were begging for more when the contract play came to an end! Many thanks all around.
Fantastic. They really responded to the crowd and blew everyone away. Cheers for the horn section. The client took special notice of them. Thanks again.
Thank you so much for providing the most amazing band and entertainment we could possibly hope for! Cowling Band is like no other and without them, weddings would be boring! WE LOVE THEM!
Cindy & Chuck
Cowling Band was AMAZING on Sunday for Katie and Keaton’s wedding! Bride, Groom, their Parents and all the guests were so amazed by their talent. Rick is absolutely the BEST and has such musicians and singers that he plays with. The dance floor was packed every time they were on stage and it created the best energy in the Ballroom the entire evening.
Thank you again!!
Erin Sprinkel (Planner)
Thank you so much for making a special night extra SPECIAL. Your surprise guest was a great addition. Everybody danced and raved about how amazing the music was. You are the best.
Let's get together sometime.
Alan Stern (FOB)
Everything was absolutely perfect!!! The clients were so happy, as were all the staff. Thank you for everything. I hope to keep referring this band to all my clients.
Danielle Silver (Planner)
I'm also going to chime in and say that the Cowling Band was phenomenal!! They sounded incredible and had all of the guests on the dance floor the entire night. Everyone was truly impressed and from a coordinator standpoint, they were also so easy and pleasant to work with. We have another wedding with them on April 22nd for Harry & Cris and could not be more excited! Thank you for everything!! I wish we could have you on every wedding! :)
Best ever! Our guest kept wanting more!!
I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of you guys for helping making the event a big success.
It was a pleasure, as always, to be working with you.
Amazing as usual. Rick and company are so great to work with! They have great instincts in reading the room and know just what to play and when.
I just wanted to say how AWESOME and TALENTED the Cowlings Band is!!! They did an amazing job at our son’s wedding…everyone is still taking about how great they were. I felt terrible because neither my husband or I had any money to tip them so please let them know I will be sending in a check to you for them…they are so deserving!
Thanks again for all your help.
"Please send my thanks to Rick Cowling and the band for the excellent job they did. As a working musician myself, I had high expectations from your description of the band, and they more than met those expectations with their professionalism, their flexibility, and their musicianship. Rick Did a top-notch job working with the crowd. All of our guests will be talking about this one for a long time.
My thanks to you as well, JIm. Since we live in New York, we came to West Coast on a recommendation. You were accessible, direct and clear about what you could provide. Your counsel to our bride and groom was well received. Valentina and Jimmy McFadden were responsive and easy to work with. Most of all, you delivered what you promised - an exceptional band that was a key component to a memorable evening.
I hope we get to work with you again in the future. In the meantime, be well."
Michael Mark (FOG)
The biggest events that we have had in our lives, have included having the Cowling band. Each event has been different and each time, the Cowling band knows how to keep the guests having the time of their lives. They have music that suits all age groups and they are excellent in choosing what they play, as they observe what pleases the crowd. The professionalism of the band is A+++. We know we can always rely on them to make a party be one that leaves everybody “over the top” happy.
I actually just got off the phone with the bride and groom raving about the band again. They said it was so unique from most wedding bands and the drummer did solo's that were like being at a concert. It truly was amazing!
Thank you for everything last night! I have so many people tell me it was the best band and gospel choir they had ever heard. People were raving about both and sent so many emails to the bride today about the band. I really enjoyed working with you and your team.
Thank you again!
Sara Fay Egan
Jackson Durham Floral | Event Design
Absolutely unbelievable, as always. They always go the extra mile, they are always professional, always absolutely delightful to work with and as usual sounded simply fantastic.
Rick is an extraordinary talent and an absolute delightful human being.
Thank you all for another job well done. Never feels like a job for Rick and we always love working with all of our WCM and sound peeps. You guys are all amazing.
Both Rick and Davis were incredibly kind, professional and accommodating and the band sounded unbelievable. The setup and backline looked clean and tight. Everyone loved them as I knew they would. ; )
And the Rick-Eric duo was just so so very good. I'm obsessed.
Please pass on my gratitude to Rick, Davis and the band! And many thanks to you all for your hard work throughout. You are a dream team!
Kristin Banta Events
Our Benefit on April 9th at the California Club was very successful!
The West Coast Music and "The Supreme's" were fabulous! Some of our guests think that the music that evening was better than the "Jersey Boys"!!!
We all loved the band getting our group to dance and become part of your entertainment! Awesome!
Your (Jim Eppolito's) band and staff were wonderful and very easy and professional to work with.
The extra speakers (only used for the program) were an asset to our program and again
we had a very wonderful experience using West Coast Music! Ryan was great!
Thank you very much. We look forward to working with you again!
Thank you, Jim, for sending us the music lists and making sure we had all we needed including
the Time Line which co-ordinated the entire evening so beautifully. This was an extremely important part
of our event. We could not have done the event without this!!!
Thank you, Valentina, for your attention to all our needs and responses to the invoices and payments made.
I appreciated the professionalism of your entire staff!
Diane Kelterer, Co-chair of the Benefit (Event Planner)
WCM All Stars
They were AMAZING! Everyone loved them. They were so great to work with, we can't wait until we have another client who wants a band like they are we would love to hire them again.
Stacy Trief (planner)
The Cowling Band is simply the most awesome party band in the known universe! I love these guys so much! Two years in a row, they have cut it with a vengeance. And full credit goes to Rick, learning tons of new songs, managing 15 acts throughout the night, always sunny, always with the best demeanor, always bringing it 100%. I love Rick Cowling!
They were unbelievable!!! The lead vocalist absolutely nailed our first dance song and we are forever grateful for that moment that we never wanted to end. Every one of our guests commented on how great the band was also, and I thinks very safe to say no one wanted them to stop playing when they did. West Coast was very professional and helpful through this entire process and I will be sure to refer when I can.
Thank you again for being a part of our special day!
I just wanted to let you know that, once again, the Cowling Band delivered! People hadn't even stopped talking about them since my older daughter's wedding and they were so excited to see them again at Erica and Gregg's wedding this past weekend. So much fun! Nobody wanted the party to end. You'll definitely hear from us again when daughter number three gets married!
I was thrilled with the Cowling Band. They were absolutely fantastic. The dance floor was packed all night long. They are totally professional, excellent musicians and vocalists. The female singer was so personable. The energy was consistent all night long. I will conclude by relaying that every person who has called, emailed and texted has mentioned how much they loved the band.
The Cowling Band was OUTRAGEOUSLY GOOD!! We had such a wonderful time and the energy was high the whole night. The dance floor was packed and everyone went home happy and sweaty. We’ve received a million compliments on the band and both me and Kira and our families had the greatest time.
Thank you so very much,
"They made our wedding! Every single guest came up to us dumbfounded asking, "How did you find them!?", as if we had found the holy grail. The dance floor was packed from the very first to the last note! Could not put into words how much fun we all had with them! The Cowling Band MADE our wedding. The guests were cheering after every song! I honestly am trying to think of another reason to fly to LA, throw a party and book them!"
Erin & Steve
"Rick and the Cowling Band were FANTASTIC on Saturday night….such a special treat to have them perform for Kaitlin and Danny’s wedding. The dance floor was packed to the brim every single time they were on the stage. They were the perfect band to have for this wedding and we are so thrilled everything worked out beautifully! Brent and the other tech were very helpful and great as well.
"To put it simply, we’re basking in the glow STILL from the feedback of everyone! I couldn’t have been happier. The talent that was exhibited Saturday night more than wowed the crowd and music choice was perfect. The world keeps proving to be smaller and smaller and I believe Cowling landed a few more jobs from this group. Truly Remarkable! THANK THEM FOR US PLEASE!!"
Cathy & Steve Fink
"Just a quick note to thank you so much for everything. Rick Cowling and his band were just perfect for the crowd and the Jersey Boys were just the right touch. Thank you, again."
"Everything went great, the guests LOVED the band. As usual they were all a joy to work with."
"It’s been a few weeks since our wedding, but I wanted to write and say how wonderful The Cowling Band was. They brought so much energy and really carried the celebration throughout the night. I literally think every single person commented on how good they were. Thank you for providing such great entertainment and I look forward to the next event in which I can use your service!"
My words won't even do justice for how amazing Rick and his band were last night, they simply crushed it. From the get go, he had the entire wedding on the dance floor and kept it packed all the way until the end of the evening. Numerous people came up to our parents asking about the band so hopefully you guys will get some business from it. I want to thank you, Jim, Jimmy, Rick and the band for making our wedding unforgettable and using my friends' words, "the best wedding they have been to in a long time"
The band was absolutely fantastic and kept guess dancing all night long and then some. What a talented group of performers! They were a pleasure to work with and we can't wait to work with them again soon. Thank you for everything you did to help make Niki and Kerry's wedding day a beautiful event.
Rick was AMAZING! Their energy was contagious. The sound crew didn't miss a cue and are the best in town!!
Everyone at the party thoroughly enjoyed the Cowling Band. They were extremely entertaining, flexible and friendly to work with, and even helped keep the night on schedule by making little announcements as courses were coming out. Thank you!
Laura St. John
Last night was fabulous! Thank you, Ryan and the entire WCM team. We look forward to working with you again soon:-) I just received the email below from my client (clearly the entertainment was the hit of the night)!
I guess if you want the best you work with the best. Absolutely made my job the easiest, and I got all the credit! You and the whole team did a wonderful job on everything! The whole event was superb, and the music flow and build up for the night was outrageous, so much more than I expected! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
See you very soon!
Paula LeDuc Catering
(28 PCS Orchestra, Impulse, WCM Jukebox)
Sorry for the delayed response. This was a busy weekend for me, and yesterday, I had extensive meetings with another bride for an upcoming wedding. Karen and Stephen's wedding went so amazingly well. All if have to say is that your musicians "rocked" it this weekend (pun intended). The Voodoo Lounge Quartet was such a class act, and the Cowling Band was so much fun! They were really instrumental in making this wedding a success, and I have you and your team to thank for that. Thank you so much for supplying the second rock vocalist. I let Karen know, and she was very appreciative of your efforts. Rick Cowling took it a step further by taking a moment to speak to Karen and Stephen at their sweetheart table, which they loved. They said he was super nice and that the band was fantastic. Thank you for everyone's efforts in helping making this wedding a success, and I look forward to working with you all again! I hope you are having a nice vacation. :)
The Cowling Band, as usual, didn’t disappoint. They handled our rather last-minute requests beautifully too – backing up our featured performer and musically assisting all of our presenters, even those with special requests.
Everything worked out great on Saturday night. The band was fantastic and I have never worked with anyone better and more talented than Rick. He adapted and jumped into everything that was thrown at him and really made the event special working with Dr. Piro on the Foster's intro and backing up David. Their set at the end was incredible and the crowd loved it. Thanks again for all your help.
P. Fagen Productions
Thank you so very much for your entire team's tremendous efforts surrounding our wedding day. I never thought this would be at the top of my love list from our wedding, but all the audio production was simply incredible! From the small, non-intrusive yet powerful mic during our ceremony to Davis Jones' masterful mixing of the Cowling Band at our reception, everything was professionally polished and most impressive.
Thanks to Design Sound, our reception felt more like a live concert at an outdoor amphitheater than a wedding for 140 guests! To top it all off, the staff was well mannered, well dressed and polite. They were concerned with any and all of our needs and demonstrated tremendous professionalism throughout.
Thank you for making our wedding a day we'll be talking about for decades to come!
Please feel free to use any of my comments for marketing purposes. =)
I wish you all the very best,
Off the charts. the BH Hotel said they had never seen so many people dance so along. Everyone loved them. Would recommend to anyone!
"Unbelievably amazing! It was the talk of the night, how good they were and how if one closed their eyes, they could picture the singer or band that made a particular song famous. They are not only good musically but have great stage presence also. We are SO happy with our decision in hiring Cowling Band. Thank you so much!"
Fara & Peter Mainstain
The band was beyond great!! We have heard nothing but rave reviews from our guests. Even though the setting and food were outstanding, many said that it was the band the put the event to the top level. Everyone in the band seemed to genuinely be happy to be there. The band played the standard Sinatra song “New York, New York”. About a half an hour later I asked if they could play the other Sinatra favorite “My Way”. It was not on the playlist, but they winged it perfectly - especially the guitar playing singer.
If we or any of our friends have an occasion that requires a band, we will strongly recommend West Coast Music.
Many thanks to all of those at West Coast Music who made of 50th Anniversary celebration so special.
"Rick and his entire group were AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" WOW --- He got everyone on the dance floor immediately and they NEVER came off. Overtime was not even in question. From the very start ~each and every guest was planning to dance the night away!!!
What a fabulous night!! Please let him know how much we LOVED him!!!!
Jill and Ken were also thrilled to have decided on continuous music!!!! :)
Thank you soooo much!!!
Your amazing band played the Lazier/Schomburg wedding on August 2, 2014 at the Athenaeum in Pasadena. My wife and I cannot express enough how much we appreciate your entire band/crew for the amazing performance that evening. I know this isn't the first time you've heard this, but everyone who attended said they had an incredible time, even the staff at the Athenaeum. You're energy through the heat, combined with rain for the last 45 minutes will be one of the most memorable experiences of our lives. We can't wait to see the final video to confirm that there wasn't one person sitting during the rain and everyone was on the dance floor!!
Please pass on our gratitude to the rest of your band.
Thank you once again,
Liz and Joe Schomburg
I had at least 50 guests come up to me and said that was the best band EVER!!!! They were incredible. Not one person wasn’t dancing the whole time. Guests didn’t stop dancing. Wish we were doing it all over again this weekend.
Whitney Hoek & Kenny DeAngelis
Rick was incredible as always. The couple’s first dance was one of our all time favorites, in large part due to Rick’s rendition of their song - really moving and perfectly performed. The couple and their guests could not stop talking about the band all night and well into the brunch the next day.
Thank you again!
Thanks for the email! From a logistical perspective, Cowling Band was PERFECT and from a personal perspective, Rick was the nicest and most accommodating MC I’ve worked with! He checked in with me about breaks, timing, meals, etc. From a party perspective, it looks like Su Anne & Winston’s guests had a ball! I’ll let them add any feedback that they might have on that aspect. It was a pleasure working with him and the rest of the band.
We cannot thank Rick and the Cowling Band enough. We had seen them play before at another event and knew we had to have them at our wedding, but they completely exceeded our expectations. Our guests loved them so so much, there was non-stop dancing and it was a lot of fun. I can't tell you how many guests came up to say saying "This band is phenomenal!" Also, Jim and his entire team made the entire process very easy and convenient for us -- constantly keeping us up to date and making sure that we were fully satisfied.
Our sincerest thanks,
Su & Winston Mi
Best. Wedding band. Ever. Seriously. I can't tell you how many people said the same thing to me. Absolutely incredible. Please tell them thanks! - Drew Hopkins
Honestly, the band was incredible. I can't tell you how many people-- including music industry professionals-- made a point of telling us how amazing the band was. we can't thank you enough and please send along our gratitude to the band members!! - Jess Berger
We love Rick and his band. They, as usual, were spectacular. He is so accommodating and professional. Their guests were hoping and jumping... dancing and swinging all night! Only wish we could have broken that 10pm curfew for a few more of their songs. Please pass along big hugs and kisses to the band and let Jim know... he's got a winner with this group! - Sonia Hopkins
Thank you for the follow-up. The Cowling Band was terrific! They sounded awesome and played great music. We received so many compliments on the band and would recommend them to anyone.
They were terrific! My brother in law who has trouble hearing and so doesn't like bands thought they were wonderful. My grandkids who are crazy dancers also thought they were fabulous. Everyone danced through the Jersey Boys sets and thought they were great. (Can you think of any more superlatives?) And I was delighted. It was a great party and they were a very large part of it.
Thank you and Jim so much.
It was fantastic. Everyone loved the music and commented on the band.
Thank you so much! The Strings and the Jazz Trio were outstanding. I always know we are in good hands.
Amazing, as always!! My favorite in the business :)
We had an absolutely amazing time. Everyone loved the music throughout the day and evening. West Coast Music truly offers the BEST entertainers for events meant to last a lifetime!
Everybody loved the band and the Cowling Band never fails to impress our crowd. They touch everybody's heart with songs from different eras and by mixing new and old. It was great seeing our guests enjoying themselves.
Thank you so much.
You would not believe how many people have told me that the Cowling Band was the best band they have ever heard. We had so much fun, and they really made the party. We will definitely be contacting you for our next event. 100%. Thank you!
SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!
THEY WERE WORTH EVERY PENNY!
Thank you for an amazing night!
THEY ARE AMAZING!!!
We absolutely loved them - they kept the night going and kept everyone on the dance floor...couldn't have been happier with them! :)
Thanks for following up!
Katie Webb, CMP
The band did a fabulous job, I thought they were fantastic. Jersey Boys were also great, all the guests loved it and people were dancing throughout the whole room and entire evening.
There were a lot of last minute requests for this event and I think they all came through perfectly. Rick did a really wonderful job.
Cora Kaplan (planner)
I'm a long time employee of TIB, 15 yrs here. And as you can imagine, have heard lots of the chosen music played at the party. From DJ music to other live trios. Needless to say, this was the most well rounded music played at our event. It was easy to listen to, danceable and overall the singing and playing sounded great!! Plus visually the group was interesting to watch and very entertaining.
Rick M. Palacios - CFO
I'd have to have a PhD in writing to be able to properly describe how fantastic they were. Most of our employees are still raving about the band. Their attitudes, their smiles, everything was to please us and please us they did. As you know their repertoire is amazing and every song they played was spot on, sounded like the original recording. Even the restaurant employees loved the band. We're already looking forward to our next years party and hoping we can have the Cowling band back. They truly made the party. They reminded me of why I enjoy going to see Tom Jones play. He always plays his heart out, always smiles, always looks like he's having a great time and most of all wants you to leave feeling the same way.
Thank you so much,
Ron Geller - Client
They were fantastic as always....I mean when is Rick not awesome?!?!?!
Alyson Fox - Levine Fox Events
The Cowling Band Rocked Last night!!! They had EVERYONE out on the dance floor around 11:00 when it started raining...many people left at this time, but about 80 to 100 people hung in and waited the rain out, the band then dried off and started rocking again until 12:30! We never stopped dancing! It was the best band the Globe Gala ever had! Thanks so much for your suggestion.
Sheryl - Client
The band was amazing! The music and vibe was incredible. Everyone had a blast. Sadly we couldn't go all night! Thank you making Mark and Katherine's wedding so wonderful!
Kendra - Planner
Seriously, best band ever!!!!! The Cowling band is now number 1 in my book!!! They were not only professional, but off the charts great! If you closed your eyes when they were singing, you would think it was the radio!!
Can't wait to do it again!!
Alexandra Kolendrianos - Planner
I can say I was very happy with Rick's band once again. He and his guys are a pleasure to work with and amazing talents. They did a great job and I can't wait to have them again. I actually get very happy when I know I'm working with them.
Ryan Larson - Planner
They were fantastic. They did a great job on all of the songs (especially the first dance!) and were super helpful with everything. Thanks again for all of your help!
Emily - Event Planner
You may recall that you met with Jennifer and I several weeks ago to prepare for Jennifer and Logan's Wedding at the Valley Hunt Club on Saturday Night. I was extremely pleased when we met with you as I immediately sensed that your professional expertise would guarantee that we would have an incredible event. Indeed my expectations were completely met and then some. The music was incredible and the reception was a huge success.
I will never forget the immense excitement and joy all guests experienced for the entire reception, in large part due to the amazing music and entertainment provided by the Cowling Band under your booking skills and guidance.
We thank you very much!
Bo - Father of the Bride
The band and the music were AMAZING!! My guests were on their feet the entire time and were all raving about the music and the talent of each of the members! My husband and I were blown away as well!
Please thank them for everything! They truly made the event!!
Sarah - Bride
We loved them, they were terrific and so easy to work with, I would love to use them again!
Janet Fourticq - Client
Jim, I want to thank you so very much for giving us the Cowling Band for Erica and Teddy's wedding. They were FANTASTIC. From the moment they began playing until their last song, the dance floor was absolutely filled. We are still getting compliments on how great the band was. Rick was terrific, just as you said he would be. The song selections were perfect for the evening. My little lyric change for Brown Eyed Girl was exactly as I had envisioned. The whole evening exceeded our highest expectations. The success of the party was very much a function of the Cowling Band.
Alan Duke - Father of the Bride
The band was absolutely incredible! We couldn't have been happier. Andy, my husband, does not stop raving about how much he loved them. And everyone keeps telling me how great our band was. We were sad when they had to leave!
Thank you for all your help.
All the best,
Amanda - Bride
I just wanted to shoot you a quick email letting you know how amazing the Cowling Band was! They were wonderful and Scott and I received so many compliments on them. Thank you Jim, and the Cowling Band for making our wedding so amazing!!
Nicole and Scott - Bride & Groom
Thank you so much for following up! The Cowling Band was absolutely phenomenal and exceeded all expectations that we had for them. They literally blew it out of the park on Saturday night. We have received multiple calls and texts from family and friends saying that they are starting their own "Cowling Band" fund so that they can have as much fun as we did at our wedding.
We are beyond grateful and will never forget the mark that they left on our wedding. Please thank Rick and the gang.
Traci and Dan - Bride and Groom
Our wedding on February 9th was a remarkable success because of you and The Cowling Band. The guests did not want to get off the dance floor at any point! Choosing West Coast Music and The Cowling Band from long distance (Chicago) was somewhat of a risk for us because we didn't know you or your company but I completely trusted you upon our first introduction and you/the band did not disappoint. We thank you for everything and the fact that our guests are still talking about our wedding almost three weeks later is a sign of success to us. Thank you and please thank the band.
The band was FABULOUS !!! The music and pace perfect. So many guests inquired about the band, I started to feel like their agent !!!
Linda - Client
The Cowling Band was absolutely wonderful at our wedding on 12/30. All of our guests were raving about the band the entire night and asking us how we found them. They played exactly the type of music we were looking for and were able to adapt with the crowd and how the crowd was responding to the music selections. Rick was kind enough to come over and introduce himself and make sure that we knew he was happy to hear any requests we wanted played. Our guests were dancing the entire night regardless of age and the band provided exactly the type of party we were looking for. We are so happy we chose the Cowling Band for our wedding!
Maggie Nelson-Pressly - Bride
The Cowling Band was off the charts! Fantastic night.
Super great time had by all!!!! You could not get on the dance floor it was sooo full.
K. Nelson - Father of the Bride
The music provided by West Coast Music was above and beyond our wildest expectations. The instrumentals preceding the ceremony set the tone for what was amazing cocktail music, followed by the most amazing high energy band lasting until 1:00 AM, highlighted by a surprise appearance by the Jersey Boys whose music had the entire crowd up and dancing. We went into overtime!!!
Thanks for giving us such a memorable evening.
Cheryl Cohen - Mother of the bride
WOW! The band was absolutely incredible and far succeeded our expectations! Everyone kept saying that they felt like they were at a concert :-) They were a hit all night and the dance floor was always packed! They were energetic, fun and kept everyone on their toes!!! I could recommend them to EVERYONE!!! We are extremely happy with our choice and thank everyone at West Coast Music :-)
Ashley and Ted - Bride and Groom
I just wanted to pass along our delight in the terrific work of the Rick Cowling Band. Rick and his crew were most frequently mentioned as THE high point of Mike and Mallory's wedding celebration. They played a terrific selection of music that touched every age group and their energy was infectious. The dance floor was filled with smiling people from their first note through the last. Their musicianship was superb, and I offer that evaluation as a life-long musician myself. Rick and his band took our event to a whole new height. It's that simple. One of my favorite comments on the evening came from a friend of our families to my wife. This person said "I have never been at a wedding reception where everyone of every age had such a great time. Usually the older attendees or the younger attendees aren't hearing the music that moves them. But at this party, EVERYONE danced to every song. It was truly amazing."
I also hope you'll pass on to the band our gratitude for their learning two songs requested especially for this event. Those tunes were reproduced flawlessly for us, a testament to the incredible talent that Rick and his musicians brought to our celebration.
With every regard,
Scot - father of the bride
Cowling Band was amazing!! We had an amazing time and the band got everyone out of their seats. We cannot thank them enough! Thank you!
Sabrina and James - Bride and Groom
Quick note of appreciation.
No surprise, Rick and the band were the hit of our wedding reception. I cannot count the number of guests that reported back to us how 'incredible/fabulous/amazing' the music was. The wedding itself was an 110% success. My daughter looked wonderful. Family was happy. She was thrilled with her entire wedding day. Having said that, Rick's effort from the instrumentals during the ceremony to the full band at the reception -- just could not have been better.
This is the 4th time I have been at an event with the Cowling Band. 3rd time contracted directly for my immediate family.
Your team does a great job. Appreciate all your input, assistance and most of all execution.
Jim Eppolito, West Coast Music and Rick Cowling do not disappoint. They deliver.
Please pass on our sincere gratitude to Rick and his band mates.
Ken Heller - Father of the Bride
To be honest they were fantastic and I would use them again. In fact we had quite a few compliments on the band.
Thanks a lot for providing us with the best!
Luxmi - mother of the bride
The band was GREAT!!!!!!!! I have never seen more people on a dance floor at any event. Our wedding planner thought our dance floor was too big, and that we wouldn't fill it. Boy was she wrong. We were spilling over into the eating areas. People who never dance were cutting a rug. The Cowling Band was the hit of the wedding. Many people have asked for their name. . Hopefully, you will get some more bookings from our wedding.
Thanks again for making our wedding so spectacular!
Dana Riccard - Mother of the bride
We could not have been more thrilled with them! They made the evening a blast- played the best music and were soooo fun! Our only regret is not having them there longer!! Our guests kept complimenting them and telling us how great they were!
Lindsay Levitt - bride
THE BAND WAS AMAZING!!!!!! Thank you for everything. We didn't get a chance to talk to them once the night concluded, but they were a highlight. Truly unreal! So talented. The whole lot. Thank you, thank you thank you...
H & J
Just wanted to thank you again for all of your help! The Cowling Band was amazing and far surpassed any expectations that I had going in to the evening. My main goal of the night was to get everyone out on the dance floor and I certainly did not need to worry about achieving it! Rick and the band were honestly out of this world. I can't tell you the number of guests that came up to me to comment on how it was the best band they had ever seen. One of the guests is on the social committee at The Vintage Club and he said that he is definitely going to get the band back to the club for more events. I suggested the NYE party! And, apparently the whole club was buzzing about how great they were because the next evening my dad ran in to the Social Chairman and he said that the band was the talk of the club!
Thank you and The Cowling Band for making our wedding so memorable!!!
Lizzie - bride
The band was everything we hoped for and more! So many people have asked me for their information. I have already given your information to a significant number of people that were at the party. I hope you get a lot of good referrals from the party!
Nancy - client
We were always told that the band sets the mood for a wedding and did they ever. The Cowling Band is awesome and the dance floor was full of people having the best time celebrating with us. We must have had over 100 comments on how terrific the band was. People told us they never stay until the end of a wedding but the music was so great they couldn't leave. There were even people on the dance floor that never dance. Thank you to the Cowling Band for being a part of making the evening so magical!!
Nancy Chase - mother of the groom
The band was great, Rick was super accommodating and helpful. The attendees - young and old - LOVED the music and danced until the very end. My mom had a great time and we really appreciate you all making it special given the circumstances, it was awesome.
Cheers until the next party.
Shannon - celebrant's daughter
The band was perfect for the crowd and able to play all our requests so well. Everyone danced all night! We got so many compliments on the music. People were asking how to get the Cowling Band out to the East Coast for upcoming weddings!!
Kiya - Bride
Thanks for an amazing wedding. Rick and his band were incredible. They were absolutely awesome and everyone from Chicago is still talking about them. I don't think the dance floor was vacant for a minute. Please send our regards to Rick and the band for the totally insane job they did.
Thanks so much,
Jon - Groom
The band was excellent! They really were the highlight of our wedding. Everyone has been talking about how great they were.
Jennifer - Bride
One word, AMAZING. The band was far beyond our wildest expectations. We were floored by how well they covered the popular songs of today and yesterday. Their stage presence and energy was intense from the beginning of the reception to the end and they were all very nice and outgoing people.
Over the past few days since our marriage we've received tons of comments regarding the wedding. However the one that keeps coming up is how fantastic our band was, they really did complete the event for us. We would HIGHLY recommend The Cowling band to any of our family, friends and work colleagues.
Considering there were executives from Universal Music, Interscope Records, Concord Records and various other entertainment companies in attendance. They all hit me up in one way or another about our band selection. I'd say that's pretty impressive to say the least.
Thank you again very much!
Josh - Groom
The band was wonderful! Rick was a terrific performer, a great spirit and made everything run smoothly. The playlist was great and we even got a few people dancing at the very end.
I just wanted to send a quick note to say how fantastic Rick & his band were at my wedding. They set the tone for the whole evening. I cannot tell you how many people came up to me and said " I had to turn around to see if that was a CD or the band." They were just that FANTASTIC. My New Jersey friends and family were in awe of the Seger, Springsteen & Sting songs that the band was able to perform with ease. I could not have been any happier with the band. The best compliment I can pass on is that everyone told me the biggest complaint they had at our wedding was our dance floor was too small!
Thanks Rick & Band for being amazing!
Christine Delaney & Michael Friedauer - Bride & Groom
Rick Cowling and the band were FANTASTIC!!! Everyone loved them and they really made it a great party. If there wasn't a curfew, I think everyone would still be dancing.
Trudy - Mother of the Bride
I want to say that the music surpassed all expectations. It went seamlessly and there was not one dull moment. Every one enjoyed themselves. The band was wonderful. We had rave revues about the Spanish guitarist. People went wild for him and the Israeli singer. I want to thank Jim for all the effort organization and great music. The timing was wonderful.
With great appreciation to your whole team. I hope we can celebrate again soon!
Doritte - Mother of the Bride
There is only one word to describe the band. AMAZING!!!!!!!!! They were absolutely fabulous and after their very first song everyone at the wedding was already commenting to us that we had the best band they have ever heard. Their positive energy was a blessing and we truly believe they made the night for us and our guests!
Thank you so much and we will be recommending you to EVERYONE we know!!!
Anne - Bride
We just wanted to let you know that we absolutely loved the band. They were fantastic, professional, and went above and beyond for us. They really made our wedding amazing, and we got so many compliments on them.
Sherri Razavi - Bride
The Cowling band was incredible! Rick is so pleasant to work with! Hope to book them again soon!
Thank you so much,
Mary Noble - Event Planner
Shelby and I were delighted at the band's performance, demeanor, and energy throughout the evening. Everyone that we speak to says the band was a highlight of the night and that was our goal when we approached West Coast Music. Please thank Jim for his guidance and we will be recommending you to any friends who wish to have an amazing experience as well.
Troy - Groom
We just recently had The Cowling Band come from LA to play at my wedding in Dallas, TX. I had heard how great they were and knew I had to have them for my wedding. They were beyond amazing!! The dance floor was packed and people were constantly asking me who the band was. People were coming up to me and telling me it was the best wedding they had ever been to. I know The Cowling Band played a huge part in that! They were THAT good. The only thing I regret is that we didn't book them for longer. When they finished at 12:30 no one wanted them to quit playing! My mom asked them to play one more song, and they did, which was great. They were extremely professional and accommodating. I don't think there is anything they can't play! I really just can't say enough about them. Highly, highly recommended.
Halley - Bride
GREAT SHOW! Loved the Jersey Boys especially. Thank you for coming to Tampa again and providing excellence and incredible professionalism. Round two, fabulous performance. Your team was outstanding!
Best wishes to you and West Coast Music!
Tiffani Packer Event Design
The band was absolutely amazing and we got great feedback from our guests. The ceremony was wonderful as well unfortunately I was so nervous that I don't really remember anything but from what I was told it was beautiful and I can't wait to see it on the wedding video:)
Thanks again for all your help.
Rave reviews across the board! People danced, the floor was crowded with happy people all night! The sound was great! The band played all the right songs. I just have nothing but positive feedback from our guests, staff and my own experience as a guest at the event. We were delighted!
Valley Performing Arts Center Campaign
The band was unbelievable - they were really great! Every person at the party has come up to me and commented on the band. Thanks again, and let Jim know how incredible they were and how smooth they made things flow that evening.
The band was truly PHENOMENAL!!! We were SO impressed and happy with the music for our special day. Many of our guests told us it was the best band they've ever heard and it felt like they were at a live concert.
Please extend our thanks to Rick and the rest of the band members for such an incredible job. Everyone was on the dance floor non-stop and people said it was the most fun wedding they've ever attended. Thank you so much!!!
Shaloha and Gary
I wanted to let you know that Rick and the band were amazing on Saturday. They all sounded fantastic and Rick's attitude was incredible. I look forward to working with you again.
Julie Pryor - Pryor Events
They were terrific. Loved it and everyone had fun. Client was very happy. Thanks for everything!
Lillie Garrido - Soiree Productions
It was the best night of my life and the music was amazing! Tell the band they made the night!
Everyone cannot stop raving about how wonderful the band was. We all just loved it! As the bride, I of course, feel like the night flew by, but honestly, just last night I got a message about how much they loved the band (2 weeks later!!). They are just sensational! Thank you so much for everything!!!
The Cowling Band was amazing. During the wedding and in the last few days people have told us that they were the best band they've experienced. Even the wait-captain at the Athenaeum told my husband that they are the best band he's ever heard play at the Athenaeum and he's heard a lot of bands! The friends of my daughter and son-in-law are in their mid to late 20's and while no longer kids as they are now lawyers, medical residents, management consultants, etc. were clamoring at the end for the band to play on - which of course they could not due to the time limits. But this group was clearly disappointed that the music had to end.
In short, they were a professional, highly talented group who handled a large range of music with ease. The range of singing talent was truly astounding. We will be recommending them to one and all!
All the best!
I wanted to send a quick note telling you that the Cowling Band performed amazingly on Sunday! I have been working with bands nonstop this year and they by far were the best ones to work with. They were so professional and took their breaks and returned to the stage without me having to tell them. The communication was seamless and very easy. And of course the best part was they sounded phenomenal! I will be recommending them to everyone!!
Kelly Demaray - Demaray Events
The Cowling band was AMAZING!! I loved working with Rick and the opera singers were absolutely INCREDIBLE!
Nicole Vaughn - Event Coordinator, David Tutera Weddings
Hi Jim: I just wanted to extend a huge thank you from Ben & I for your part in helping to make our wedding day wonderful. Your ideas for the ceremony and encouragement to do what we felt was 'us' as far as music choices (and everything else) made our wedding incredibly special and personally fulfilling. Not to mention the Cowling Band, which was, hands down, the greatest band I have ever seen at a party! We got so, so many compliments on our genius choice and people were blown away by them. I am sure that you will have several calls from our guests for upcoming parties. I think my Dad already has them booked for one of his lawfirm events this summer. It was an incredible pleasure to work with you and to share our wedding with such amazing musicians. Please pass along our thanks to them as well. They made the night!
Alison & Ben
The ceremony guitarist was wonderful. We were all very pleased. It was a perfect touch. And the Cowling Band was fantastic!! They had such a good sound, were very professional in every way, and we received so many positive comments from our guests. The selection of songs went very well, and most importantly the bride & groom were extremely happy with the band. I know that they personally thanked the band members, and I meant to thank them myself but it was a hectic evening. Please extend my thanks to all of the musicians for me. It couldn't have gone any better. They were great!!
The Cowling Band was phenomenal! They created great energy for dancing and Rick's vocals are out of this world! The family & guests were blown away at how well they sounded like the real artists they were emulating. It's rare that you find this kind of vocal quality in a band for a wedding. They are definitely not your typical wedding band! In addition to the band, the Design Sound crew was efficient, on time and easy to work with.
Jeannie Savage, Details Details Event Planning
WOW!!! There are no other words. We had such an amazing time and want to thank all of you at West Coast Music and the Cowling Band for helping me pull off such a successful event. We are still hearing the kudos. Looking forward to rocking out with the band again, soon! Thank You, Thank You, Thank you!!!
Robin Stewart - Strategic Financial Group
They were absolutely fabulous (as always). THANK YOU! Rick & his crew are the best, and we heard that time & time again from our guests. The decibel level during dinner was PERFECT, and quite a few folks sought me out to tell me how pleasant it was to have the background music but still be able to hear/talk over the table. WCM came through as always. THANK YOU.
Andrew Crowell, Event @ California Club
Bob & I are still in awe of the magic of our daughter's wedding.. Your music provided the foundation for such an unbelievable, touching experience. Of course the bride & groom helped a great deal, with a beautiful setting, blue skies, and porpoises but your music touched everyone's soul from beginning to end.. Both Bob & I cannot thank you enough for the beauty of which you provided... There was not one person sitting down when the Neil Diamond/Johnny Cash vocalist came out, or when Rick Cowling was playing.. again it was an evening never to be forgotten...
Warmly, Kim Rollo, Wedding @ Terranea Resort