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Ray Colao has been described as THE Subject Matter Expert on Wedding Music. Each wedding is handled with the utmost care and professionalism. From Ceremony music to the Last Song of the evening, Ray helps couples create the perfect soundtrack for their special day. 

Ray's goal is to educate each and every bride on the importance of integrating the RIGHT music in their wedding. Ray has worked alongside hundred of brides-consulting them on everything from first dance choreography, unique and exciting grand entrances, and themed weddings. 

His approach is unique and specialized to each and every couple:

SHOWCASES:  All couples interested in hiring Ray and The Colao Show Band are invited to a live music showcase.  Our Show Band Showcases are scheduled by appointment only and are conducted in our private studio or residence. Occasionally, the band will partner with Wedding Music Showcase and conduct the showcase at one of our partner venues (No bars. No restaurants. Mostly country clubs or wedding venues.)

PRE-EVENT:  Ray will meet with the couple and the wedding coordinator (if the couple has one) to ensure that all aspects of their special day has music accompanying it. If the couple does not have a wedding coordinator, one of our Client Engagement Managers will create a Wedding Music Timeline for your special day since music should be integrated into all aspects of your wedding. 

DAY OF EVENT: Ray and/or one of our Client Engagement Managers will arrive early to the venue to set up.  They will use the Wedding Music Timeline to ensure that all goes as planned. 

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Don't know where to get started on selecting the right type of music for your wedding? 

No worries! Let our partners at Wedding Music Showcase break down all aspects of your wedding and give you examples of what songs you can include in your ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner hour, and reception. 

As the Subject Matter Expert on Wedding Music, Ray hosts showcases in cities across Texas-showcasing elite, high-end entertainment for all types of weddings. 


next steps

The right entertainment will make your event so it is important to take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about ensembles and bands that provide entertainment services. Our unique process allows all our potential Clients the opportunity to build the wedding soundtrack of their dreams. 



Showcases are scheduled according to our Client's schedule.  All showcases are done in professional settings. We DO NOT conduct showcases in bars. 

Your wedding music package

Proposal and contract

Once you have seen and heard the band, you will get a chance to build the wedding soundtrack of your dreams.  Based on your suggestions, our Client Engagement Manager will draw several proposals for your to review.  We DO NOT give everyone the same package because every wedding and every budget is unique. We are fully insured for your peace of mind and you can find our Certificate of Insurance for download below. 

If you want to speak to our Client Engagement Manager, you can reach them at (888) 838-7997 or by e-mailing We will respond within 24 hours but our normal response time is between 1-3 hours. 



From the prelude to your last dance, figuring out the perfect songs for your wedding day can seem like a daunting task. 

That is why we pride ourselves in being THE subject matter experts in wedding music. 

Before you complete your Timeline and Music Selections, please take a moment to review some of our previous Client's Timelines or visit Wedding Music Showcase for various music samples. 

You can also visit our Song List page for additional suggestions. If you want a song and don't see it on our list--no worries! The band will learn and play the song for your special day. 



A special thank you to Michelle Jones Photography for taking these amazing photos of Clara & Yusef's  special day.  

Please check out our Wedding In Profile below to get a feel for the level of energy The Colao Band brings to your wedding.