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We recently merged McCarthy Entertainment with Talented Event Professionals of Western New York.

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Here is some feedback from Kevin McCarthy, TEP, & McCarthy Entertainment events over  the years…

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 accommodating 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 (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

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

Sean and Kate Hart

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 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

Private Party – August 2012


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

“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


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 –


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