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The Tarantellas

Seattle , WA
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LOCATION

9255 Densmore Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103 US (map)

PHONE

206-985-0737

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Festive, Romantic, and thoroughly entertaining, The Tarantellas are a remarkable acoustic duo of Strolling Italian Musicians who will personally serenade you and your guests with the... Read more
Festive, Romantic, and thoroughly entertaining, The Tarantellas are a remarkable acoustic duo of Strolling Italian Musicians who will personally serenade you and your guests with the timeless Love Songs of Italy! With an Italian Bowl-back Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar, Chromatic Mouth Organ, and harmony Vocals, the sound evokes the sunny skies and love for life of the Italian culture. Romantic Love Songs, Classical Waltzes, and wild Tarantella Dances are all part of the authentic mix of their Melodies Italiano. Beautiful traditional Italian Wedding Songs are sung in English for all to enjoy. The melodies and rhythms of Italian music are known and loved the world over, and are irresistible to young and old alike. The Tarantellas will make them come alive for you!

"Our goal is to create a festive and romantic Old World atmosphere that you and your guests will never forget!

Who we are:
Richard Sclafani and Peter Cicero are lifelong musicians who grew up in Italian-American families and neighborhoods during the '50's, the heyday of the Italian-American crooners. They met 30 years ago in Seattle and have been musical "paesans" ever since. Both have performed as singer-songwriters, and in bands ranging from folk, to blues, to rock n roll over the years. Eight years ago they were asked to play some Italian love songs for a wedding, which set them off on a quest to learn all those great melodies that they remembered from childhood. Their repertoire now includes over 100 favorite Italian tunes!

Partial Song List:

That's Amore Speak Softly Love O Sole Mio I Have But One Heart Arrivederci Roma Volare


Oje Marie Non Dementicar On an Evening in Roma Feniculi Fenicula From the Bottom of My Heart

I Have But One Heart Fascination Return to Me Theme from The Godfather In Napoli Domani

Return to Sorrento Innamorata Mona Lisa Bella Notte Bona Sera Ce La Luna To Each His Own

Tarantella di Napoli Tarantella di Sicilia O My Roman Guitar O My Wonderful One

Hire Us!
The Tarantellas would love to come and entertain you and your guests. We are available for Weddings and Receptions, Cocktail Hours, Rehearsal Dinners, Engagement Parties, etc. Our fees are based on the number of hours played, distance from our home base in Seattle, whether we can play acoustically as "Strolling Musicians", or if a Sound System is needed, etc. As a duo, our rates can bring you considerable savings compared to larger bands you may have considered.

Please visit our Website at: www.TheTarantellas.com to hear some samples of our music. Then call (206-985-0737) or e-mail Richard with details of your event.

"It would be our great honor and pleasure to help make your wedding party an unforgettable memory for all!" Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
Acoustic, Folk, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Traditional Southern Italian musicians' attire: see our photos
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Audio CD's available
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes
How much time do you usually need for setup?
1/2 hour
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
We usually "stroll" among the guests as we play, interacting and encouraging sing-alongs if you like.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
one 15 minute break per hour.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
no
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
50% downpayment

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Carol
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
To the Tarrentellas!

I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to have you play at our Italian garden wedding! It really added a special feeling along with great memories when listening to you play. You played beautifully!

Thank you very much for helping in making our day so special!

-Carol and Bruce
To the Tarrentellas!

I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to have you play at our Italian garden wedding! It Read more...
To the Tarrentellas!

I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to have you play at our Italian garden wedding! It really added a special feeling along with great memories when listening to you play. You played beautifully!

Thank you very much for helping in making our day so special!

-Carol and Bruce Read less
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Rick
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
These guys are really great. Not just accomplished musicians, but they are fun, kind, and completely set the tone for our reception. Our friends and family absolutely loved them. You should definitely hire these guys.
These guys are really great. Not just accomplished musicians, but they are fun, kind, and completely set the tone for our Read more...
These guys are really great. Not just accomplished musicians, but they are fun, kind, and completely set the tone for our reception. Our friends and family absolutely loved them. You should definitely hire these guys. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Tarantellas were the highlight of our Italian-themed wedding. Guests are still commenting to me on how much they loved the music and the wonderful energy the Tarantella's added. These guys were by far the best money we spent on the wedding festivities!
The Tarantellas were the highlight of our Italian-themed wedding. Guests are still commenting to me on how much they loved Read more...
The Tarantellas were the highlight of our Italian-themed wedding. Guests are still commenting to me on how much they loved the music and the wonderful energy the Tarantella's added. These guys were by far the best money we spent on the wedding festivities! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure to have both of you play at our wedding reception! Your music during our Italian themed luncheon really added an "old world charm" and set the atmosphere!
It was a pleasure to have both of you play at our wedding reception! Your music during our Italian themed luncheon really Read more...
It was a pleasure to have both of you play at our wedding reception! Your music during our Italian themed luncheon really added an "old world charm" and set the atmosphere! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The tarantellas were a great choice for our wedding. Thank you guys.
The tarantellas were a great choice for our wedding. Thank you guys.
The tarantellas were a great choice for our wedding. Thank you guys. Read less
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Nataliya
Wedding:
5/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Richard and Pete were amazing. The music was classic and relaxing. All our guests raved about it. Richard was easy to reach and answered any questions we had. A++
Richard and Pete were amazing. The music was classic and relaxing. All our guests raved about it. Richard was easy to Read more...
Richard and Pete were amazing. The music was classic and relaxing. All our guests raved about it. Richard was easy to reach and answered any questions we had. A++ Read less
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mglarson
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Richard and Pete made our wedding so special! From the songs they learned for the ceremony to the familiar and beautiful Italian tunes they played throughout the appetizer hour and dinner, they were incredible. Our guests absolutely loved them, and felt transported to Italy for the evening. We want the Tarantellas to provide the soundtrack for our life! Their music provided a magical element to our wedding that was unique and lovely. We highly recommend them for any couple who loves the feel of old-world musicians and wants a romantic wedding. - Miriam and Sven
Richard and Pete made our wedding so special! From the songs they learned for the ceremony to the familiar and beautiful Read more...
Richard and Pete made our wedding so special! From the songs they learned for the ceremony to the familiar and beautiful Italian tunes they played throughout the appetizer hour and dinner, they were incredible. Our guests absolutely loved them, and felt transported to Italy for the evening. We want the Tarantellas to provide the soundtrack for our life! Their music provided a magical element to our wedding that was unique and lovely. We highly recommend them for any couple who loves the feel of old-world musicians and wants a romantic wedding. - Miriam and Sven Read less
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amatsui
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
The Tarantellas were awesome. They truly elevated our reception to something magical. Thank you so much for making our wedding day even more special than it already was.
The Tarantellas were awesome. They truly elevated our reception to something magical. Thank you so much for making our Read more...
The Tarantellas were awesome. They truly elevated our reception to something magical. Thank you so much for making our wedding day even more special than it already was. Read less
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tj2433
Wedding:
8/21/2010
4.8/5.0
The Tarantellas provided great background music for the reception at our daughter's wedding. They engaged our guests nicely and entertained us all. Good job.
The Tarantellas provided great background music for the reception at our daughter's wedding. They engaged our guests Read more...
The Tarantellas provided great background music for the reception at our daughter's wedding. They engaged our guests nicely and entertained us all. Good job. Read less
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TheWabe
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.6/5.0
The Tarantellas provided an excellent musical evening for my wedding dinner in October 2010. They wandered among the dinner tables, singing favorite Italian tunes as my guests enjoyed a wonderful Italian four-course meal.

I heartily recommend the Tarantellas for their music, their humor and their professionalism. They are an excellent value and great musicians. My family and guests were enchanted with them and several have mentioned the music from that very special night.

Thank you, Richard and Pete - The Tarantellas!
The Tarantellas provided an excellent musical evening for my wedding dinner in October 2010. They wandered among the Read more...
The Tarantellas provided an excellent musical evening for my wedding dinner in October 2010. They wandered among the dinner tables, singing favorite Italian tunes as my guests enjoyed a wonderful Italian four-course meal.

I heartily recommend the Tarantellas for their music, their humor and their professionalism. They are an excellent value and great musicians. My family and guests were enchanted with them and several have mentioned the music from that very special night.

Thank you, Richard and Pete - The Tarantellas! Read less
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