Ricky Lauria



Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour

We wanted to write a review for Ricky Lauria-what a great entertainer!  Ricky played piano for us during our ceremony and cocktail hour, he was fabulous! Easy to talk to and get in contact with, easy to create a plan of what we were looking for.  Our friends and family raved about him-and they were hoping he would be playing the whole night!  He was really flexible, and actually brought two pianos/keyboards so that his transition from our ceremony-to-cocktail hour wasn't interrupted.  He did such a a great job, and I look forward to hearing his music again when he plays in/around Boston.  Thank you, Ricky!

Birthday Party

We were all thrilled by your talent, warmth and flexibility. Thank you for making the party a truly special event. 

Corporate Christmas Party

"We so enjoyed having you at our Holiday Party....you were awesome!  Thank you so much.  Would love to work with you in the future!"

Dueling Pianos - Fundraiser

I had the pleasure of booking a show for an important work function with Ricky and his crew. To say they did not disappoint is an understatement. The professionalism, flexibility, and pure talent of these individuals was outstanding.  Not only did everyone have a wonderful time, but I received several compliments after the function inquiring as to why we had not had them at past events.  I will continue to recommend Ricky in the future. AWESOME!!!

70th Birthday Party

"...thank you for making my father's birthday party so much fun...I hope you had as much fun as we did and you are willing to join us for our future parties."

Wedding Reception

"Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding!  We had a great time, as did our guests--we are still laughing about how much fun we had when you played PONY! It was perfect...thanks for all your hard (and excellent) work."

Assistant Event Coordinator - Burlington, MA

"It was a pleasure working with you in the past and will certainly continue recommending you to clients."

Dueling Pianos - Wedding

Thanks so much for everything - from being so easy to work with in the wedding preparation to the awesome show you put on.  We knew you'd be great but we were blown away.  I can't tell you how many people came up to us saying how great you guys were (I think everyone actually.)

Thanks for walking us through how everything worked from the ceremony to the reception.  It really eased our minds...
Thanks for making our big day so perfect - wouldn't have been the same without you.

Memorial Service

Thank you for adding so much enjoyment and atmosphere to our Mom's memorial service.  Your piano playing and singing were wonderful - just perfect.

Christening Party

Hello Ricky,

Thank you for playing at Quinn's Baptismal Reception yesterday.  You did a brilliant job and the afternoon was enjoyed by everyone.  It was especially nice having you play for our small group from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM.  Yesterday will be remembered by us, our family and our friends for a very long time.

I will pass your cards out to our friends with a glowing recommendation.  We hope you will play for us at future parties.

Best of luck to you,

Wendy and Family

Engagement Party

Hi Ricky

I wanted to thank you for a wonderful evening.  You did a GREAT job and I will recommend you to friends and family.  If you ever need a recommendation please let me know.  Thank you and Happy Holidays.


Bat Mitzvah Reception

Hi Ricky -

You guys were fantastic, as always!  Your music adds so much to the celebration and people just enjoy the meal so much more.  It was a great day and we are always glad you can be part of it :) Your music choices were great and I appreciated how many requests you were able to do.  I also really enjoy having you there for the "after party" when leftover family is just hanging out...I will keep recommending you - it was so fun to hear you play at our friends' event last spring!  Best of luck and I hope to "hear" you soon.
Thank you so much!

Bride - Dover, NH

"Thank you so much for playing the piano at our wedding ceremony a couple of weeks ago...the music was beautiful."

Owner - Night Train Studios

"Ricky Lauria is a fantastically talented pianist & singer - a natural born performer who lights up the room."

Bat Mitzvah Reception

Hi Ricky -

You did an amazing job last Saturday.  The cocktail hour was terrific and your trio was wonderful.  You are so professional and talented and we couldn't have been happier.  I hope it was a fun job for you because we had a great time and you received many compliments from people who really know their music :o)  The other guys seemed very nice and they did a great job...I thought your choice of music was just perfect.  Everyone really enjoyed the music and that is so great.  Please keep in touch and let me know if you are playing anywhere nearby.  As always, I will give your name out whenever appropriate and feel free to use us as a reference.

Thanks again


Wedding Reception

Dear Ricky,

It is with the greatest pleasure that I write this letter to your attention.  I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and the Ricky Lauria Trio for the superb job that you did at my recent wedding.  Iris was truly moved by the song that I sung and that would not have been possible without your incredible talent.
As you can imagine, when I first decided to serenade my wife, the thought of finding a band was stressful since I live in Oklahoma and the wedding was to take place in Massachusetts.  I took a huge chance on using the internet in finding your services.  And I am so glad that I sent that email!!

Your professionalism as a musician and businessman are “first class”.  Let me recap:

  • You promptly and professionally answered all of my emails. 
  • You took all, or promptly returned my phone calls. 
  • You were on time for our initial contract meeting.
  • You, and the band, were available for the practice time and place as promised.
  • You, and the band, were on time for the wedding day performance.
  • Finally, your performance was outstanding.

Over the years I know that I will call upon you again as I share my love for my wife in song.  So get ready for the anniversaries, birthdays and the “just because” parties that I will shower my wife with over the years.  You guys are my “official band”.

Please know that I give you full permission to share this letter with anyone who might consider using your services.  I was impressed and I don’t mind sharing that with everyone.  Please feel free to share my email address should someone need a reference. 


Cassell “Von” Lawson