“Amazing!!! That is all I can say for the spectacular results you and your amazing band created at the Lakers Championship celebration. Your enthusiasium, incredible voices, expertise, professionalism, and truly incredible music for our event was simply remarkable! Your company should be truly gratified and complimented for it’s amazing work! I look forward to many more wonderful moments working with your company into the future! Once again, thanks for your help and the phenomenal job well done.”

Ian Levitt
Dir.of Event Production and Game Operations
Los Angeles Lakers

“Magnificent….divine….the dance floor stayed packed and everyone had a fun-filled evening. You are a pleasure to work with.”

Sony Pictures

“Rik Howard and his orchestra played both my daughters weddings and I can safely say that they are the best wedding and event band in Los Angeles. The band helped create a most wonderful day for us. They play in all styles with real feel and life, bringing the group to their feet dancing. Rik has much warmth as a leader and truly cares about his clients. That means a lot on this most important day. I have played keyboards on casuals with many bands: Rik’s band is better than all of the bands I’ve played with! This is the man to hire.”

Mike Garson
pianist with David Bowie

“Thank you so much for the beautiful music on that perfect evening of my father’s birthday…just right for all of our relatives and friends.”

Lori Milken

“This year’s ball was our most successful ever. I have heard nothing but favorable comments about your band and the performance it put on for us. My only hesitation with your outfit was that it seemed that your were too broad in your scope for what I wanted; that you promised that you could play so any varied types of music. As it turned out, this was one of your best traits as a band. Your band was able to change the pace in response to audience whims. Because of your musicianship, you were able to flow smoothly into so many forms of music, and this kept the crowd very happy. In all repects you were very professional and I thank you for that.”

University of California Chancellor’s Ball Coordinator

“What can I say. The orchestra was a spectacular success. Thank you for all of your hard work in making this holiday show the success that it was.“

William Morris Agency

“I have been in business as a wedding and party coordinator for the past twenty-five years. I do not advertise at all. All my clients come through referrals. I choose my caterers, florists, and especially my music with great care. I consider the Rik Howard band one of the best ways to ensure a successful party. He knows how to read the party and see which music will work for each event. I find that he has very talented and cooperative musicians that deliver every time. When a dance floor is always crowded, you know the music is working. It is always a pleasure to have Rik Howard Music at my events.”

Sandy Goldman
Party Concepts

“I just wanted to take a minute to compliment you on the exceptional job you did providing the entertainment at Brad and Julie’s wedding this past weekend. When I work with a professional like you it makes things go so much more smoothly in creating an incredible experience for the couple. I know Brad and Julie deeply appreciate all of your extremely hard work to make their wedding a perfect one and one they will cherish for a lifetime. It was truly a pleasure to work with you and I look forward to recommending you to future clients as well as working with you again in the future.”

Maddy Melberg
Affordable Dream Weddings

“There is no question about it: the music made the wedding a happening. The music was the life and soul of the party. As soon as you struck up, the floor filled… and the energy filled the room until the last note was played at midnight.”

Val Eule
Just Flowers

“Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your band performed magnificently at our wedding. You have such a lovely voice and your love of your job is truly apparent when you are onstage.”

Jill and John

“You have a talent for drawing our guests onto the dance floor. We believe that your band is responsible for making our holiday celebration a huge success.”

Law Firm of Contos & Bunch

“ I never expected to ‘twist and shout’ with my 80 year old father-in-law! You kept the evening moving along so fast that I couldn’t believe it when you announced the last dance. “

Ruth and Gerald Wells

“Over the last 10 years, I have had the honor and pleasure of working with Rik Howard Music and Entertainment. I always look forward to working with Rik because I know the music will always be great and Rik's voice will wow the audience. The band members are always on time and give their best with all performances. I always feel confident that my client will be happy when I recommend Rik Howard Music.”

Tobey Dodge

“You and your orchestra have played for our family on numerous occasions, but last Saturday night you outdid yourself! Everyone in the room from 3 to 93 loved and danced to your music.”

Bruce Corwin
Metropolitan Theatres Corp.

“You backed up Johnny Cash and June Carter like you played for them for years! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.”

Jerry & Yo Hoerner

“I know how difficult it can be to persuade people to start to dance but you seem to have found the magic formula to get people up on the floor and keep them there.”

Penn Mutual

“Our guests had a wonderful time and commented that your arrangements and vocals were the best they ever heard. We appreciate the extra effort that you put forth.”

Ann Sepe

“It was such a treat to work with you on Tim & Emilie’s wedding reception. You really gave them such a rocking evening. Thank you for being flexible, dependable and patient. Your energy and enthusiasm never waned throughout the event and the guests enjoyed themselves immensely. The night would not have been the same without your services. Thank you again for working with us to surpass the expectations of our client. I look forward to working with you again on future events. “

Mary Dann
Mary Dann Wedding & Party Coordinators

“We certainly made the right decision having you do this event. We told you that the group liked to dance, and that they did. They didn’t want to stop at the midnight curfew. I know that the next convention chairs will certainly be getting in touch with you.”

Arlene & David Ray

“The ceremony musicians and the jazz trio were absolutely marvelous. We look forward to utilizing you services again!”

Kathy Nemy
One Mind Sound Productions

“It seemed that the dance floor was always full, indicating in my opinion, a successful party. Thanks for a fantastic memory.”

Anna Lee Shamoon

“We are still receiving wonderful compliments on the evening. Everyone felt the love and warmth, and all agreed the music was grand. Your effort made it a special time for us.”

Lorraine Factor

‘You were great! You set the tone for the entire evening. After watching the video over and over again, I just wish you could see the expressions on the faces of our guests, how they are enjoying themselves and dancing all night long. My phone rang off the hook all Sunday, and in all cases the most favorable comments were about you.”

Fran Zigman

"When people talk about “let the good times roll” they must have had Rik and his entourage in mind. I gave a birthday party for my wife and wanted it to be something special. Well special it was and thanks to Rik everyone is still talking about what a fun filled time it was. All you have to do is tell Rik what you want and sit back and it will happen.”

Leo Spiwak

“A wonderful time was had by all. The big kids bopped to the band and a special musical treat was provided by the amazing Mr. John Lithgow!”

Deaf West Theatre Company

“We know that because the groom was in Tokyo and the bride was in Kansas City it was difficult to coordinate their music selections prior to their arrival in Los Angeles, but you did a terrific job in putting it all together even providing a bagpiper at the last minute!”

Barbara and Ron Schonfeld