Testimonials

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Andrew Zippiroli

OMG, Kevin, THANK YOU! You rocked that party and we can’t wait to have you back!

Andrew Zippiroli
Fire Chief

Mrs. Laura Lazeration

“You were absolutely wonderful! Thank you for contributing to making our day unforgettable! We will definitely be coming to see you!”

Mrs. Laura Lazeration
Bride

Mr. & Mrs. Cait & Kevin Hoyler

“Thank you so much!! We had SO many compliments about you. You were amazing, people are still talking about it “how you rapped, etc”…
We hope you had a good time also, it was the best day of our lives. Thank you so much for being so accommodating & reading the crowd! “

Mr. & Mrs. Cait & Kevin Hoyler
Bride & Groom

Mr. & Mrs. Kristin & Garret Nimmo

“THANK YOU for being at our wedding.. You absolutely killed it and made the best night of our lives that much better.. Thank you thank you thank you! 🙂 “

Mr. & Mrs. Kristin & Garret Nimmo
Bride & Groom

Dr. And Mrs. Stephen Novelli

“Thank you so very much Kevin!!! Everyone loved the music and you did a wonderful job! We are so pleased the way things turned out. We hope to see you in the future as well! Stay well! Sincerely the Newly weds,”

Dr. And Mrs. Stephen Novelli
Bride & Groom

Testimonials & Feedback

 

Here is a sample of the many non-solicited letters, plus e-mails and cards Kevin has received over the years. We hope to add yours here as well! - feel free to e-mail Kevin - songs@kevinsmccarthy.com -  Thank you all for the kind comments - they all made my day for sure!

 

 

Company Party - Main & Transit Fire Department - September 2016  (have performed for numerous events there)

"OMG, Kevin, THANK YOU! You rocked that party and we can't wait to have you back!"

Andrew Zippiroli - Fire Chief

 

 

Wedding  - Hotel at the Lafayette: Marquis Ballroom - Buffalo, NY - September 2016

"You were absolutely wonderful! Thank you for contributing to making our day unforgettable! We will definitely be coming to see you!"

Mrs. Laura Lazeration - Bride

 

 

Wedding  - Pearl Street - Buffalo, NY - April 2016

"Thank you so much!! We had SO many compliments about you. You were amazing, people are still talking about it "how you rapped, etc"...
We hope you had a good time also, it was the best day of our lives. Thank you so much for being so accommodating & reading the crowd!
"

Mr. & Mrs. Cait & Kevin Hoyler -  Bride & Groom

 

 

Wedding  - The Foundry Inn & Suites - Buffalo, NY - April 2016

"THANK YOU for being at our wedding.. You absolutely killed it and made the best night of our lives that much better.. Thank you thank you thank you!  🙂 "

Mr. & Mrs. Kristin & Garret Nimmo  -  Bride & Groom

 

 

Wedding  - The Knox Estate - East Aurora, NY - August 2015

"Thank you so very much Kevin!!! Everyone loved the music and you did a wonderful job! We are so pleased the way things turned out.  We hope to see you in the future as well! Stay well!  Sincerely the Newly weds,"


Dr. And Mrs. Stephen Novelli   - Bride & Groom

 

 

High School Graduation Party - East Aurora, NY - August  2015

"Hi Kevin, just wanted to thank you for being a part of Connor's grad party.   We are all still talking about how much you brought to the day.  You are an excellent entertainer and you could not have been more accomodating with our last minute request!  I loved that your music brought so many generations together.   Getting a group of 18 year old boys & girls singing and dancing is not an easy thing to do especially with their parents.  Connor wanted a party where the adults and kids could enjoy each other before they go off to college and you made that happen for all of us.  You really made our night. We will definitely be booking you again!     Thanks so much, The Allan Family     

P.S. - Rapping the Eminem song (and others) has made you a legend with Connor and his friends!"


Hugh Allen - Father of Connor who graduate from high school in 2015

 

 

Wedding  - The Lodge at Hidden Valley  - October 2014 Pearl at the Web -  Buffalo, NY - April 2015

"Kevin, Thank you so much for all the work that you put into making our reception so memorable. We loved every minute of it and you were a huge part of making our wedding day so special. We would not have wanted any one else in that role. You were great and our guest (and us!) had a blast!  Thank you again!"

Lia and Brian O'Gorman - Bride & Groom

 

 

Wedding  - Pearl at the Web -  Buffalo, NY - April 2015

"Hi Kevin, We just want to thank you again for doing such a phenomenal job with our wedding. Everyone was raving about how good the music was! It was exactly what we wanted and more.  And especially my aunt, who was really touched when you gave my cousin Mikey that tambourine. You rock. Thank you so much! Enjoy your vacation!"

Liz and Keith Anderson - Bride & Groom

 

 

School Assembly - May 2015 - Wyoming , NY   (this was my third show at the school)

"Here's a giant THANK YOU from Wyoming...our small school with a big heart!  The kids and staff alike had an awesome time singing and jumping and laughing and clapping and LEARNING.  You're not only a wonderful entertainer, but a super educator as well.  Kids listened to what you said and took it all in.  One boy asked if we could have more "rock concerts" at school...:-) Your presentation amazed the kids and filled our gym with lights, music and excitement (I loved the new video portion of the show!  Very cool!) You truly are a "rock star". I'm attaching a photo of your audience...enjoy it as much as they enjoyed watching you!  We hope to see you again next year!  Sincerely,"

Kim Alfes  - Teacher & Event Coordinator
Wyoming Central School

 

 

Wedding Rehearsal - Holiday Valley, Ellicottville, NY - September 2014

"Kevin, We wanted to thank you so much for being part of our wedding weekend celebrations in Ellicottville NY! You made the party fun for all. From some traditional Irish songs to rock and roll and the grand finale of "Old School Rap" (as requested!)… you captured the attention of everyone at the party.  Everyone there had a fantastic time ! You were great with the kids and got everyone up and dancing. Having you at our party made for a very memorable night for the future Mr. & Mrs. Cleary.

Thank you from the Cleary/McKillip Families"

Patricia A. Cleary
VP Operations Thoroughbred Mortgage

 

 

Large Wedding  - Saturn Club of Buffalo, NY  - July 2014 

"Kevin, The music was awesome and "Come To Me" (learned and performed song for the first dance) - it sounded amazing! Thanks again for working on that song. The dance floor couldn't have been more full all night long -exactly what we wanted! Thank you for helping to make a memorable night! Catch you at a show soon!"


Heather & Andrew Neal

 

 

Large Wedding - Park Country Club - July 2013 

"Kevin, everyone raved about you. You were fantastic - better than we could have hoped for - truly. I told you one of the most important things to us was that everyone was having fun on the dance floor at our wedding, and you made it happen. It was a perfect night. Our friends and family are still talking about it. THANK YOU. Tim and I hope to catch a show of yours soon. We'd love to see you play again."

Thanks again,
Colleen and Tim Wegner

 

 

Large Private Party - Ralph Wilson Stadium - Buffalo Bills Pre-Party - September 2014

"Glad to have you again.  You're excellent as always.  Thanks for everything and I'm glad the family enjoyed the game, it certainly was an exciting game to be at"

Izzy Rufat - North American Breweries.

12th year playing this party for Bills opener for over 1000 people - gets bigger every year!

 

 

Wedding - Becker Farms- July 2013

 "Kevin,
Adam and I would like to thank you for doing such an amazing job at our wedding.  Also we have not forgotten that you stayed after to play for us.  We would like to send you some money, please let me know how much you usually charge and I will send you a check!!  Also if you would like me to review online I will put in a great review, just send a link.  Next time we have an event of any sort we will be giving you a call. Thanks again!"

Kari Larisa Clark       (thanks Kari no additional money or review needed! :o)
Cochran Real Estate

 

 

School Show - Starpoint - May 2014 

"Thank you for the smiles you put on our students' faces!  Your inspiring message was clear, and presented in a fun, energetic way that really connected with the kids.  As one of the students said, "I never thought my first awesome party would be at school!". By the time you were done, our auditorium was busting at the seems with happiness!!  Thanks again Kevin!"

 

 

Wedding - Lafayette Hotel - 2013

"Thanks again for Saturday night! You did awesome. Everyone had such a great time, especially me and Melissa!"

Bernie & Melissa Switzer

 

Wedding - Shea's Theater - Buffalo, NY - July 2013

"Thanks Kevin! I've been meaning to e-mail you to again express our gratitude for what an amazing job that you did. You really made the party… folks are still talking about how great it was. We're having another small reception in Nantucket in October for our far flung friends. I feel bad for whoever we hire there for music…tough act to follow (:  "

Ron & Deanna Gallo

 

 

Wedding - he Inn on Broadway - Rochester, NY - June 2012

"Thanks so much Kevin!  We had an awesome time and Sean and I were so happy with everything that you did.  All our guests RAVED about you and we were so happy that you were there with us.  Thanks again!  We will HIGHLY recommend you to all our friends that are getting married in the coming years! Thanks again Kevin!"

Sean and Kate Hart

"...We can't thank you enough for your part in making Kate & Sean's wedding day so perfect! After we met with you to plan the evening, I had complete faith and trust in your ability to run the show and you certainly didn't disappoint! Your professionalism and your ability to keep the party going was second to none! We had so many compliments from friends and family. Kate & Sean wanted a great party and thanks to you they got it!"

Lynn Walker - Mother of the Bride - Kate Hart

 

 

School Show -  November 2013

"Just wanted to let you know how much the children and I enjoyed the Fitness for Kids Assembly with Mr. McCarthy.  That was the most energizing, engaging, educational, and motivating assembly I have experienced. It was fantastic! Thank you so much. Have a great day!"
Katie"

 

Katie Cilip - Teacher & Assembly Coordinator - Royalton Hartland School

 

School Show - Eden Central - 2013

"Hi Kevin!

Our teachers and students can not stop talking about your show!  The students keep asking if we can do it again!  The teachers thought it was one of the best assemblies we've had!

I've sent over a online request for booking.  I would love to secure a date in October 2014.  Thank you!"


Loran B. Carter
Grover L. Priess Elementary Principal/CES Coordinator 

 

Private Party - Roycroft - November 2013

"Hi Kevin,

You are wonderful. Everyone enjoyed you!.  Thank you for being so professional & working with everyone.  My mom is still smiling.  She had a wonderful time!!  I was so impressed, it was amazing.  Well, as you know- I like to have parties.  I will be sure to call you.  Have a great holiday with your family."

Maria Foss

Large Private Yacht Club Party in Canada on Lake Erie  - June  2013

"Kevin, Thank you so much for the great show last Saturday at 'our club'. You are the true Master at getting your audience going. We had a  blast and can't wait for your return on the 4th. All the best and thanks again!"

Philip O'Shea, Jr. Esq

Event Organizer

 

 

School Show - January 2013

"Hi Kevin-
What a great performance you put on last week! The students and staff are STILL talking about it a week later. The positive message, active participation, and kid-friendly, age-appropriate song choices all contributed to one of the best assemblies we've had at Fredonia Elementary.

Well done!"

Amy Piper
Elementary Principal
Fredonia Central School District

 

School Show - January 2013

"Hi Kevin,
Thanks again for the great performance.  As I told you last week, I arrived to the assembly a few minutes late due to scheduling conflict with another meeting.  When I finally made it I saw our entire school standing at their seats singing popular songs that really sent a strong message of love for self and taking care of our bodies and each other.  The kids (and teachers alike) were genuinely enjoying the message, music, and camaraderie in this chaotic time of high stakes testing, teacher evaluation, and implementation of new curriculum.  The light show that corresponded with the music was an added bonus for sure!  As one student so simply put it, "That was the best assembly of the year!"  You are more than welcome back here any time.  Good luck with all of your future endeavors!"

Ryan Sykorski - Vice-Principal, Fredonia Elementary

 

 


Private Party - August 2012

"Kevin,

First of all, thanks for a great evening last Friday! Many of our guests thoroughly enjoyed your performance!  thanks again!"

Morey Gare

Director of Pro Scouting

Edmonton Oilers of the NHL

 

 

University at Buffalo Stadium - Main Stage - Opening for Rick Springfield - June 2012

"It was a pleasure to work with you.  Your music is wonderful and I heard from many survivors, volunteers and staff that you were perfect for this event.

Thanks again for everything!"

Laurel DiBrog

Vice President of Roswell Park


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"You were wonderful!  I loved your music! Thank you again and glad you were a part of this special event!"

Connie Brucato - Roswell Park

 

 

Private Party - at Ilio DiPaolos - October 2012

"Thank you for making my daughter Brittne's 30th birthday party a night to remember. She traveled from Los Angeles and was very excited to see her friends and family and personally requested that you played. You have quite a following with her friends as you have played at their weddings. Our party was amazing in large part due to your music and enthusiasm and attention to detail  throughout the night. You were even so kind and patient with a few of our "younger" guests – they loved your trunk of wigs and props. You set the tone and mood for the night – thank you very much! I hope to book you for a party on the lake next summer.

I wanted to add to your glowing testimonials and encourage anyone who is looking for entertainment for their special event to call you immediately!  You have the talent and range to appeal to everyone. I've had the pleasure of enjoying your music for many years in different venues and continue to be impressed with your command of the audience, your keen perception of the crowd and their responsiveness and what it takes to make the dance floor move and people singing with your music."

Linda Rehrauer - Director of Government Sales - Independent Health

 

Wedding - Arrowhead Country Club - December 2011

"Thank you, thank you, thank you & more! We can't thank you enough for making our reception on for the books! Our family & friends absolutely raved about your music - it's truly a great memory of ours (particularly your spectacular "old-School" rap medley!) ....we hope to catch up with you at a show in the future! Sincerely,"

Kira & Andy Mioducki

 

 

Wedding - Ellicott Square Building - October 2011

"Hey Kevin,

Megan and I just wanted to say thank you so much for making our wedding night so special.  Your talent at playing and dj'ing is second to none!  I think my best man David Kudla has since booked you for his wedding next year.  You will certainly get recommended highly from us with anyone looking for wedding music!"

Michael & Maegan Taylor

 

 

Wedding - August 2011

"Kevin,

Where to begin?  Everyone thought you were awesome!  We heard many many positive comments!  I could not believe how much my dad got into dancing, it was hilarious!! Some of the highlights for me were: How Sweet it Is, Ride With Me, Sweet Caroline (Renee), and the Irish tunes.  Tim and I were singing the Rattlin  Pub song for our whole honeymoon, haha.
I was so sad we had to end when we did.  We can't wait to come see you again at Froghair or otherwise.  Thank you so much!"

Renee and Tim Murray

 

Wedding Park Country Club - from the bride! - September 2010

"Hi Kevin! We are back from an amazing honeymoon in Bali and are still floating!

Just wanted to thank you again for your phenomenal performance at our wedding!!! Everyone had such a great time and the party was definitely "on" the entire night! There are a ton of photos on facebook posted by friends and family if you'd like to see – I just sent you a friend request.

I still can't get over the fact that you actually learned to sing and play "Idyll"…that was amazing and you definitely made a strong impression on all the Norwegians! THANK YOU so much, you truly went above and beyond and we are so happy and satisfied with everything. It was a perfect evening and everyone enjoyed themselves – even our parents were rocking out on the dance floor the whole night!

The feedback from friends and family have been overwhelmingly positive: "best wedding ever"…"wedding of the year"…"epic night"…"fairytale wedding"…"most fun I've ever had at a wedding"…..and that is exactly how we feel too!

Tusen Takk!!! Best, Hege"

Mrs. Hege Ulbrich  - letter from the bride

 

 

Wedding - Asbury Hall - September 2010

"Hi Kevin,

We can't thank you enough for making our wedding truly amazing. We've heard from many people that it was one of the best weddings they've been to and we believe you had a huge role in making it so incredible!

I've never seen so many people consistently on the dance floor at a wedding - and I know I'm biased, but we had an amazing day. The day was truly very special and we thank you for everything. We hope you had a good time too!

We will hands down recommend you for every event we can think of that may need a musician/DJ!   Thank you again!    Chrissy"

Mrs. Chrissy Glor - letter from the bride

 

 

Company Party - 2009 - from Carl Russo - 97 Rock - WGRF - FM Buffalo

"Kevin is a fantastic guy and entertainer that plays an awesome array of songs that will please ANY crowd. If you are looking for a GREAT Musical ENTERTAINER then do like I did and book Kevin for your next event no mater what it is. The crowd at my event was dancing, singing and having a great time all because of Kevin!"

Carl Russo - 97 Rock  WGRF-FM Buffalo, NY

 

 

Wedding - Holiday Inn - February 2010

"Dear Kevin, Diane and I wanted thank you again for the outstanding job you did at our daughter's wedding. Your professionalism was second to none, and your attention to detail, ability to read the crowd, and select appropriate music on demand was amazing. Many of our friends from both the Buffalo area and Canada, have asked for your contact information as they were completely blown away by your performance.  I am sure you get praises from many but we just wanted to add our comments.  Thank you again,"

John & Diane Colsanti     (Parents of the bride)

 

 

Wedding - Wanaka Country Club - July 2008

"Nick and I  just wanted to drop you a note to tell you how impressed we were by your performance at our wedding! We couldn't believe how many people were out on the dance floor the whole night - it was all anyone could talk about, and we were asked over and over, "Where did you find this guy?!" Our guests absolutely loved the music and so did we. It really made our wedding unforgettable, and Nick and I had a BLAST dancing!

We were blown away by your excellent and well-planned performance; you completely exceeded our expectations. We will recommend you in a heartbeat to anyone who wants their wedding or special event to be a fantastic night that they and all their guests will remember. The best part for us was not having to worry about the music selections or that people wouldn't dance - the entire music delivery was seamless, classy, and tons of fun! Thank you again for everything. We hope you'll stay in touch, and maybe see you playing again soon! The next time we plan an event, you'll be the first call we make!"

Nick & Shelia Tober -

 

 

Wedding - Millennium Hotel  3 daughters - 3 Weddings! - July 2008

**Saturday, October 11, 2008, I played a great wedding at the Millennium Hotel, next to the Walden Galleria. Not only was it a blast and the dance floor was packed all night, but what made this extra special was that this was the third wedding I played for Tom & Cathy Friedman. of Williamsville. NY.

They have three daughters and I've been honored to play for all three of their daughters weddings over the past few years! "   - Kevin

"All we can say is that you out did yourself again - thank you so much! You again made the night so special! Everyone danced all night! We've been so blessed to have had you for each of our daughters weddings".

Tom & Cathy Friedman

 

 

Wedding - Harry's Harboure Place (on the Niagar River) - Buffalo, NY - August 2009

"...What an amazing job you did! We could not have been happier with you and your performance. We heard nothing but rave reviews from our guests. We would recommend you to anyone for any special occasion. If you ever want to use us as a reference, please feel free to do so. We were honored to have you at the wedding and will cherish the memories forever!" - Lisa

Kevin & Lisa Flaherty

(Please contact Kevin if you would like info to contact Lisa for a reference.)

 

 


Private Party -  Illio DiPalos - July 2012

"Kevin, everyone LOVED you!  It was so much fun. I can see why you have such a successful music business. Thank you for making our night so special."

Linda Rehrauer
Director, Government Sales IH

Wedding - Beaver Hollow, Java, NY - July 2012

"Thank you so much Kevin for being part of our big day and helping to make it truly memorable. You were highly recommended to us and indeed everyone had a fantastic time. You managed to keep the dance floor packed all night long for the young and old which says a lot. Your very unique mix of DJ-ing and live performance were a very good match for what we were seeking and you were a huge hit!

We got many compliments from our guests, and the ultimate compliment must be the fact that not one but two couples of our friends and family have since hired you for their own weddings!
Cheers and thanks again"

-Bruce and Beth Ng


Large Fundraiser over 1000 people - June 2012 - Relay For Life

"...The entire event was a huge success on so many levels. I really appreciate your participation and would love to have you back next year. You did a great job. Wearing the Relay shirt was a nice touch."

Bob Duggan - Relay for Life Entertainment Coordinator      

 

 


Private Birthday Party! - March 2012

"Thanks Kevin, You are sooo talented!  We enjoyed every minute!   All guests told us how great you are!  Thanks again! "

Colleen and Tom Schappert

(This is the second party they hired me for - I also played son's graduation party at Klock's Grove"

 

 

Large Company Party - 2 Locations - Park Country Club & Monroe Country Club - December 2011

"Once again, THANK YOU for a job well done!  Mark wanted me to relay a message that last night's party was their best party ever!  In fact we would like to get our requests in for dates next year already.  Can we book you for Thursday Dec... in Buffalo and the next week Thursday, Dec... in Rochester for 2012?
Thank you for making our holidays that much merrier and have a great weekend!"

Kelly Cultrara - Division President

 

 

Company Party - Hyatt - Downtown Buffalo - December 2011

"Kevin - Just a quick note to say "thank you".  You did a wonderful job Saturday night!  You are very talented at what you do.  I heard nothing but positive feedback and hopefully we will be able to do business again in the future."

Dawn Tighe

 

 

Company Party - Law Office -  Delaware Park Casino - December 2011

"Hi Kevin - thank you! We were really thankful and thrilled you were available on such short notice. Everything was great, we've heard nothing but rave reviews! We will definitely keep you in mind for next year's shindig.
Hope you have a very happy new year!"

Carly Jo Hudson

 

 

Private Party - Private Club on Lake Erie - Augst 2011

"Hi Kevin!

"So glad we hired you for the Boathouse Party!!  The feedback all day the next day was "fantastic party".  You did a great job reading the crowd and keeping everyone engaged and dancing.  Thanks for a wonderful time and we will definitely keep in touch for the future.

Thanks again! "

Monica Jones

 

Large Fundraiser & Party - Lancaster, NY - July  2011

"Kevin -  Thank you again for being a part of Wanat Palooza!  Raves reviews as always.  A lady I work with had never seen you until last Friday (I don't know how that is possible).  She was there until the very end dancing. She said she was sore all weekend but love it.  You rock.

Thanks again, this event would not be the same without you!"

Katie Dunn

 

 

School Show - WNY Catholic School - June 2011

" The students had a ball and the teachers thought it was the best
assembly we have had in years. It's great to have a good message within
a terrific performance. Thank you. God bless .I hope to see you again in
the future."


Jane Quiram, OLP

 

 

School Show - St. Joseph's School, WNY Catholic School - June 2011

" The assembly went extremely well, all the students and faculty thought it was fantastic!  The teachers said wouldn't it be great if we could have Kevin here once a month or  a couple times a school year to get the kids moving and just enjoy being with each other while learning very important messages. I would highly recommend his program to anyone that inquires. Thanks for a phenomenal ending to our year. The 8th graders are still talking about how much they enjoyed the assembly.  "

Mary Jasinski - Assembly Coordinator & Teacher   

 

 

School Show - WNY Elementary School Teacher - March 2011

"...All the feedback I heard from teachers and students was WONDERFUL! Everyone liked how you were really modern and up to date. The kids all know the popular songs so it was great that they could connect. You also did a really nice job of getting them up, active and involved...that is so good for them. You really kept their attention the whole time (even the teachers!!) Your show was very interactive. I also loved how you greeted the children on their way in and out of the gym. Many adults commented on how impressed they were that you learned so many kids' names so quicky!

It was absolutely awesome!"

Nicole Pavlovich - Teacher - Dodge Elementary School

Williamsville School District

 

 

School Show - WNY Elementary School Principal - January 2010

"...I have seen Kevin's shows many times,  and every time he is energizing, fun and educational! As an elementary principal, I know that Kevin is utilizing his time to make an impact on kids - and they love him, as do the teachers. Thank you Kevin!"

Julie Flanagan, Principal - Windermere Intermediate

Amherst Central School District

 

 

Private Party - 70th Family Birthday Party  - Amherst NY - November 2009

"...Kevin, I can't thank you enough for doing a such a great job making everyone feel at home. The shirts were great and Dad loved The Voyage. I am glad I found your website. We loved your songs and I will always recommend you! What a blessing you are!"

Rachael Davis - Atlanta, GA

(Rachael lives in Atlanta, Georgia and wanted entertainment for her family party in Amherst, NY. She did not know Kevin before she hired him after finding his website on-line!)

 

 

Wedding - Buffalo Canoe Club - October 2009

"...thanks for everything, Kevin...the Wedding was perfect!  Susie and I was so happy to see how everything came together. Everyone keeps telling us how they had a great time and how awesome the music was. We'll definitely catch you at some shows in the winter and next summer....I told Susie we have to start planning our next big party. We'll defitinely keep you in mind! thanks again!"

Dan & Susie George

 

 

Wedding - The Craftsman - Syracuse, NY - October 2009

"...the music was superb! Not only did you win over my dad with the music quality and guitar playing, but you impressed my uncle, who is also a DJ. While we were chatting he said that he was glad you were here, because he could never have given us what you did! It was a true pleasure working with you and we look forward to seeing and hearing you again!"

Jen and Adam Phillips

 

 

Private Party - 50th Birthday Party - The Buffalo Yacht Club - October 2009

"...I wanted to thank you very much for an awesome job you did at Jim's birthday party. I loved the Jim Trivia! (Kevin does trivia in honor of the birthday guest and gives a way his logo T-shirts to the winner!)We had a great time dancing and singing. Thank you so much for a memorable night!"

Cyndi McDonald
Wedding - Buffalo Canoe Club - CA - 2009

"Thank you so much for making our wedding the awesome party that it was!! We are convinced it was because you are an expert at what you do that had so many people on the dance floor all night...including both of us, after we had said that we don't dance!!! We have been making sure that when people ask about you, we tell them how to find your webpage and contact you!! Everyone raved about you!!!! Thank you, Kevin. You will definitely see us at future shows and if we ever have another big party, you will be the first we call!"

Sue and Peter Egloff

 

 

Large Outdoor Wedding - Kissing Bridge, NY - September 2009

"...It was the best night of our lives and you played a big part in making it such a great night. You continue to get compliments from all our guests, everyone loved you! Thank you again and we will for sure see you out! Also, we plan on recommending you to everyone we know! It really was a blast! Take care Kevin, Thank you again!

Tricia Calleria (the bride!)

Wedding Videographer - Harry's Harbour Place (and others!) - August 2009

"Hey Kevin....great working with you the other night...I have worked with you at many weddings and I have to say what a pleasure it is working with someone who does such a great job getting the party rocking. You get the crowd dancing and I get some great shots for my client's video. Your one of best entertainer's (& DJs!) in Western New York."

Gerald Luterek   www.glvideo.com   (716) 837-2687 - He's one of the finest videographers in WNY!     Please contact for a reference - (& if you are looking for videographer!)

 

 

Private Club Party - Buffalo Canoe Club - Augst 2009

"Thank you so much for yet another great evening! I have received so much great feedback from the night, and everyone cannot wait for next year! great turn out, and we all had a blast! Thanks again! Have a great weekend!"

Meghan Borowiak, M&T Securities, Inc.
"Hi Kevin, you were so much fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! as Meghan said, nothing but "WOW" feedback! you were also so helpful when the need arose. thank you! we look forward to seeing you next year! "

Karen Johnson - Buffalo Canoe Club - Entertainment Chair

 

 

Wedding at the Pearl Street Brewery in Buffalo, NY - August 2009

"Hey Kevin, Adam and I are both so glad that you could be a part of our wedding day. We had such a wonderfully fun night and got so many compliments on the evening from our family and close friends. Everyone had wonderful things to say about your performance and thought that it just brought so much fun to the night. I am sure that you could see that you made a huge fan of my father-in-law, who danced the entire night. He couldn't say enough about you at the end of the evening. Others commented on the Sabres-themed intro you did for the bridal party and just your ability to keep the dance floor full. Adam and I also both loved the props, including the tambourine which left bruises on my hands the next day, hats, and the large hands etc. All led to a ton of laughs.

We are anxious to see some of those photos from our guests. In all we could not have been happier with our choice to have you play at our wedding. It truly made for a special evening. In working with you, we knew that we would not have to worry about our entertainment for the night. You met and exceeded our expectations. We can't thank you enough for being a part of our wedding day. We will send along some photos of the dance floor when we get them! Thanks again!"

Adam and Erica Gregoire

 

 

Wedding - Hotel Syracuse - Syracuse, NY - August 2009

"...Everyone absolutely loved you, we got so many compliments like..."I never dance but I was out there all night!"... We can't thank you enough for everything you did. Everyone wants you for their wedding! Thank you!"

Jennifer Flad  (the bride!)

 

 

Public Show - Outdoor Family Educational Concert - Kenmore, NY - August 2009

"Hi Kevin!

Let me offer a big thank you to you now - THANK YOU! Your concert was the most truly interactive of the five before and was a delight to everyone. I was educated at Westminster Choir College in Princeton NJ and have worked with children's choirs and voices for years. To me a children's 'family' concert is more like a well tuned lesson plan than a usual concert and you clearly had that understanding too. Again, many thanks for a delightful concert event!"

Melissa Foster - KVIS President  - Westminster Choir College

 

 

College Graduation - PhD Graduation Party! - West Side Rowing Club - July 2009

"Thanks again for everything!! You were such a hit!! 'Everyone danced all night! A few people mentioned at the party how lucky I was to be able to book you and to have you there. Also, individuals wanted to have you at future parties! Thanks again & again!"

Margaret Quinlan, PhD

 

 

Private Birthday Party - Wheatfield, NY - July 2009

"We had a fabulous time (in case you couldn't tell) and I wouldn't be surprised if you got some bookings off of ours. You'll definitely be seeing us at a show soon!!   Thanks again, perfect party!"

Mindy Ernle   (she celebrated her birthday with close friend and neighbor - with family & friends.

 

 

Private Surprise Birthday Party - Lancaster, NY - July 2009

"Hi Kevin, Thanks again for playing for our event on such short notice. A great time was had by all, in fact the neighbors are still talking about how much fun the party was! We'll be sure to stop up at Frog Hairs sometime on a Wednesday. You are a very talented musician and we were so glad to have you join us."

Joe & Lynn Harrington

PS - The kids especially liked when you climbed up in the tree house, and they're still talking about it!!   :o)

 

 

Association Conference - NYSOBBA President  - Woodcliff Resort, Rochester, NY - July 2009

"Thanks Kevin, It was great to see you. Everyone loved the entertainment and gave you great comments in the conference evaluation. We will keep you in mind for future conferences."

Kevin Smith - President of NYSOBBA

 

 

Wedding - Salvatores Italian Gardens - e-mail from Father of the Bride - June 2009

"Hi Kevin, I cannot thank you enough for last night. You performed far beyond our expectations and EVERYONE had a great time. Thanks so much for being such a big part of our daughter's special day, Linda and I will be out to see you very soon"

Sam Saunderson  - Father of Bride   (Sam was a former DJ & used to DJ weddings)

 

 

Wedding - Letter from Mother of the Bride - June 2009

"Note - I was politely "warned" that this was not a dancing crowd and not to worry if no one danced. They just wanted it to be fun....actually they danced all night and it turned out to be a big party!  :o)  " - Kevin

"Dear Kevin,...May 30th, the crowd you were playing for at the McGowan wedding doesn't dance. (just sits & drinks mostly haha!)...But your mastery of the microphone and ability to read the crowd had everyone up and dancing and laughing. At one point the 'dance' floor was filed and only 4 people were sitting! The music selection and the sound was perfect. There is so much good to say. When you sang and played guitar, it was truly "music for my ears". The Jessie Cook piece (Lindsay requested) was over the top as were the introductions - Thank you!"

Mother of the Bride - Merrilee Neale

"Everyone had a blast Saturday, thanks so much Kevin!" - Lindsay McGowan - the Bride!

 

 

School Show - June 2009 - WNY Elementary School Principal

"Kevin energized our students with his high energy performance...he differentiated for the children by using developmentally appropriate music and instructional techniques...his use of current popular music captured the children's attention and encouraged their participation. His use of the "oldies" endeared him to our staff...Students eagerly participated proudly and no one wanted the show to be over...He was one of the best performers our school has ever had!!"

Mrs. Fran Paskowitz - Principal of Hoover Elementary School - June 19, 2009 - 2 Shows - Kinder. to 5th Grade - WNY Elementary School - Kenmore-Tonawanda School District    www.kevinmccarthyshows.com

 

School Show - June 2009

"...the feedback Randy & I received was all positive. The kids really enjoyed it, our principal,  'Dr. Shirlee Paveljack' thought you were great  - as did our staff! Nice Job! It was definitely what we needed for our day, thank you again for coming and we'll be in touch for the future!"
Jeanne Valley - Teacher at Forest Elementary - Williamsville School District - WNY Elementary School    www.kevinmccarthyshows.com

 

 

Photographer - one of the best in WNY! - July 2008

"I wanted to thank you for your professionalism in working with you at the wedding of my photography clients Nick and Sheila. The sound quality of those Bose speakers was outstanding. I liked your high tech set up and the way you personally dealt with everyone at the event. You really had the crowd in a dancing frenzy throughout the evening. I would highly recommend your services to my wedding clients looking for quality entertainment for their wedding reception."

Frank M. Luterek, Photographer - July 2008  www.frankluterek.com   716-633-2811

Please contact for a reference (& if you are looking for a great photographer!)

 

 

Private Party - July 4th Party in Lancaster - July 2008

"You did a great job. That's all my relatives were talking about all weekend! Thanks again!"

Paul C - July 2008

 

 

Private Party - Buffalo Yatch Club - Birthday - June 2008

"I really want to personally thank you because you really made the party a hit! Everyone commented on how great you were and I hope that I will see you at many future parties. It was a lot of fun and people said you felt like a part of our family! So thanks again for everything!"

Lori Grabbenstatter  - (celebrated Lori birthday)

 

Company Private Party - March 2008

"Thanks so much, Everyone loved you! Some of the comments included - "he's a great showman, he's good with kids, has really good selection of songs"...We're planning on having you again next year! Thanks!"

Edward Cavan

 

 

Kissing Bridge Ski Resort - February 2008

"...the picture of you all bundled up and playing guitar in the SNOW is possibly one of the best pictures I've seen! If someone from California or some other warm place asked what makes the Buffalo scene special, I think that pic would capture the essence of Buffalonians! Great stuff, and much respect!"

Brian - feedback from e-newsletter

 

 

School Show - August 2007

"Thanks very much!...'your show' was fantastic and well worth every penny. Wonderful Job!..."

Elaine Hilfiker & Elizabeth Chiappone - Big Tree -

 

 

WNY - Publication - March 2007

"...'Kevin' will be back to the 'Buffalo Irish Center" on March 31rst to play that evening. He is so much fun, so hopefully you can make it...if you missed him 'on St. Patrick's Day' make a point to get there, he is great!..."

Rince Na Tiarna Times

 

 

Wedding - March 2007

"You made the reception over the top and the best day ever! Thank you very much!"

Jen & Jay Gordon

 

 

Wedding - September 2006


"Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job at our wedding. Everyone had a blast. We appreciate the amount of time you spent with us to plan for the big day and we were thrilled with the outcome!...."

Shawn & Kellie Hennesey

 

Wedding - Buffalo, NY - August 2006

"...I just wanted to drop you a line letting you know how extremely happy we were lucky enough to have you play at our wedding! I cannot begin to tell you how much we loved absolutely everything you played and sang  throughout the entire night. - you would not believe the amount of compliments we got  about you! We knew from the beginning that you were the best choice out there but we honestly did not know that you would make our night that much unbelievably more fun!"

Lenny & Nicole Saccomanno

 

 

School Party - October 2006

"...It was great to see you. We had such a great response from everyone! Great job!"

Wendy - John A Sciole School PTO President.

 

 

Wedding - Darien Center, NY - August 2006

Thanks so much for performing at our reception. As always, you were awesome. Having you there was the easiest thing for us to agree on and we think it was the best. You made the night special, on that we won't forget. Everyone there had nothing but good things to say about you.

Chris & Carrie Ohlson 

 

Wedding - McKinnley Inn, Hamburg, NY - July 2005

"Thank you so much for making our day so special. We appreciate all the hard work you put in to make the music so great."

Nick & Rachel Lewandowski

 

 

Large Outdoor Event - University at Buffalo - Summer 2004

"Thanks you so much for donating your time and talent for our Walk To Cure Diabetes on Sunday! You were terrific and from all the feedback I've gotten the crowd loved you!"

Cathy - Walk To Cure Diabetes

 

 

Large Corporate Event - OLV, Buffalo, NY - August 2004

"Thank you so much for the fabulous performance you did at our Incorporation Day party (150th Anniversary of Baker Victory Services). Everyone had such a great time dancing and singing along with you. You are a big reason why the event was such a big success."

Brandi & Beth - OLV Baker Victory Services

 

 

Wedding - Pillar & Post - Niagara -on-the-Lake - August 2004

"Thank you so much for the fabulous job you did at the wedding - you were a real hit and everyone loved you! You did a phenomenal job keeping the crowd going all night until the very end which is certainly not easy. We are just so thankful for everything you did to make our day a huge success!"

Scott & Andrea

 

Wedding - Parklane - Buffalo, NY - April 2003

"We just wanted to say thank you. We've never had a better time at a wedding. You played the best I've ever seen you play. I've never heard more people rave about a wedding than ours. I've gone to a lot of weddings over the years and never had as much fun as I did Saturday. You did AWESOME!"

Jason & Nadin Cefaly

 

 

Large St. Patrick's Day Party - March 2003

"Thanks so much for such a wonderful program of Irish and other music for our St. Patrick's Day Party. Everyone loved it!"

Rita - St. John's Travel Club

 

 

Buffalo Sports Team - Buffalo Bisons - 2002

"...we once again used Kevin McCarthy for many different events at Dunn Tire Park for the Buffalo Bisons. Each time he has met and exceeded our expectations. His acts is very versitile and we've used him for a number of Buffalo Bisons functions including - Pre-game in main concourse, Main entertainment for our tent parties, Family Day Open House off-season, for our private party for our players and their families".

Tom Burns - Director of Public Relations & Marketing

 

 


Large Private Party - November 2001

"I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did for us last night. Everyone enjoyed your performance very much!

Mary Hennigan - Woodgate School of Irish Dance - November 2001

 

 

50th Wedding Anniversary Party - September 2000

"Thanks again for Saturday. It was awesome. You made my Grandparents 50th Wedding Anniversary Party a memorable experience. They really enjoyed the live music and the dance mix as well. They were very impressed and that is no small accomplishment!"

Rick Welker- September 2000

 

 

TV Show - Adelphia's Human Touch - March 2000

"Your performance on our television production was outstanding! Thank you for meeting with us at the Walden Galleria for our taping of "Human Touch". We've decided to feature you in two 30 second commercial spots during the month of March to promote the show. Thanks again for your professionalism and we hope to work with you again in the future".

Jodi Johnson - Adelphia Cable (now of NBC affiliate WGRZ-Buffalo) March 2000

 

 

Wedding - Summer 1999

"Andy & I most sincerely appreciate you being a part of our special day. You did such a wonderful job at the ceremony. How can we ever thank you. Thank you for beeing such a special part of our wedding day."

Andrew & Nicole Girardi

 

Buffalo Magazine - Summer 1999

"Kevin's musical experience growing up gives him an incredible ear for originality."

 

Buffalo Magazine July/August 1999 

Roswell Park Cancer Institute - February 1998


"Thank you for the wonderful concert you presented to our patients. Your lovely voice and beautiful melodies truely were an inspiring message of hope and compassion to all who listened. Thanks for such a beautiful concert!"

-Karen Traynor - Director of Volunteer Services Roswell Park, February 1998

 

 

Large Company Holiday Party - December 1997

"Independent Health would like to thank you for for playing our Holiday party for us. The music was very enjoyable - you were awesome!"

Barbara & the Entertainment Committee