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!
The tarantellas were a great choice for our wedding. Thank you guys.
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 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
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 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 provided great background music for the reception at our daughter's wedding. They engaged our guests nicely and entertained us all. Good job.
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
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.
"It would be our great honor and pleasure to help make your wedding party an unforgettable memory for all!"