Raving Polka

Why book Raving Polka?

Christmas music,German Polkas, International Polkas.
Dance Music 70's, 80's, 90's, Spanish, Party Music.
Classical, pop, jazz, gypsy jazz, tango, tex-mex, Cajun, zydeco and Italian !
All American Standards, including oldies.
Instruments used for polka: Clarinet(sax),Trombone, Accordion, Drums. Tuba and Acoustic Guitar optional.
For weddings we also use ukulele!

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Reviews

Review by Carol E. R.

The music was great, exactly what I wanted for our ceremony and cocktail hour! We had a ukelele player and accordion player, and these guys can play pretty much everything I asked for. On the downside, they came unprepared when I had specifically requested a special long extension cord for the pa system due to the nature of the facility. This was pretty stressful for me, but once it all came together the music was awesome and I'd love to see them play polka sometime!

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Reviewer: Carol E. R.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in San Clemente, CA
Event Date: Apr 10, 2010
Hired As: Accordion Player

Review by Bakersfield O.

Thank you for playing our Oktborfest. The 2,000 plus attendees all "raved" at how great the music was this year and that was a big thanks to you. You really know how to get an Oktoberfest crowed going!

Prost!

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Reviewer: Bakersfield O.
Organization: www.bakersfieldoktoberfest.com
Event: Festival in Bakersfield, CA
Event Date: Oct 2, 2010
Hired As: Polka Band, Accordion Player, Multi-Instrumentalist, Trombone Player

Response from Raving Polka:

Thank you guys very much for your feedback.
We definetely enjoyed the atmosphere, food and great selections of beer! I especially enojoeyd 85 years young Ruthy dancing all night!
Viva Ruthy!!! Viva Bakersfield October Fest!

Review by Enrique C.

Had a classical guitarist and saxaphone player for a Wine Pairing Dinner Event and they were fantastic! Great sound and a pleasure to listen to while having this special event. Looking forward to booking different events with them.

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Reviewer: Enrique C.
Organization: Candlewood Country Club
Event: Private Party in Whittier, CA
Event Date: Apr 24, 2010
Hired As: Classical Guitarist, Saxophone Player

Review by Marina P.

Played for a private country club in Whittier for Mother's Day, everyone loved them! Very versitile and fun! Made the day so much better and festive!

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Reviewer: Marina P.
Organization: Candlewood Country Club
Event: Restaurant in Whittier, CA
Event Date: May 9, 2010
Hired As: Accordion Player, Multi-Instrumentalist, Trombone Player

Review by Jill L. J. L. &. A. I.

Raving Polka was one of the featured bands that kicked off the festivities at the Big Squeeze aka the 1st Orange County Accordion Festival last year. Their energy, talent and overall professionalism was a tremendous asset to our event. I had seen them perform previously and it was because of their well-rounded ability to entertain and keep the audience energized that we decided to hire them. We have no regrets. I'd recommend them for any event, large or small. And be sure to book Youri the dancer with the band! He's a must! Love them all. Five stars all the way!

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Reviewer: Jill L. J. L. &. A. I.
Organization: Event & PR Coordinator/Orange County Market Place
Event: Festival in Costa Mesa, CA
Event Date: Oct 11, 2009
Hired As: Polka Band, Accordion Player, Multi-Instrumentalist, Party Band, Polka Band, Trombone Player, World Music

Review by Luis D. P.

Band is absolutely Great, these guys have played with us 2 times at our Annual Oktoberfest in Tijuana. To give you an idea of the event here is a link to a video on youtube. Enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t_MAtgRfU4

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Reviewer: Luis D. P.
Organization: Saverios
Event: Festival in Bonita, CA
Event Date: Oct 24, 2009
Hired As: Polka Band, Polka Band

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 20 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Languages: English, Russian
  • Unions: Other

Overview

Tight sound, great presentation, love for music.

Additional Booking Notes

Most of the time we bring our own amps and even sound system, no worries..

Past Booked Events

11/06/10 Solvang October Fest
10/30/10 USC Homecoming Octoberfest before the game 2pm
10/29/10 Downey Brewery Octoberfest 9pm
10/28/10 Villa Saverios October Fest,Mexico
10/09/10 Long Beach,CA Concert
10/03/10 Mitcheltorena October Fest 2pm-3pm
10/03/10 Tustin October Fest
10/02/10 Bakesfield October Fest
09/25/10 Candlewood Country Club, Whittier, CA
09/25/10 Rock & Brews Roctober Fest Sept. 25 - Oct.30th.139 Main st.,El Segundo,CA except Mondays and Tuesdays
09/18/10 El Segumdo Library at 2pm
09/17/10 Dana Point, CA
09/12/10 Orange, CA
09/05/10 Bonita, CA
07/31/10 Folkorama Festival Winnipeg Canada
07/11/10 Mexico Tour
06/27/10 The Wild Flower Castle 8300 TAMPA AVE, NORTHRIDGE, CA, 91324
05/21/10 Tour to Finland May 21st. - June 1st.
05/15/10 Chldren's Festival Pittsburg, PA
05/09/10 Candlwood Country Club Mother's Day Event
04/25/10 Glendale private event
04/17/10 Candlewood Country Club, Whittier
04/17/10 Ethnic Festival W. Hollywood, CA
04/10/10 Wedding Party San Clemente, CA Ukulele & Accordion
04/06/10 Corporate Event Northridge, CA
03/27/10 Sage Hill School Multicultural Fair
03/06/10 Private Polka Birthday Party Lake Forest, CA
01/31/10 San Francisco Russian Festival
01/30/10 San Francisco Russian Festival
01/29/10 San Francisco Russian Festival
12/02/09 Vilnius Lithuania TBA Dec.2nd.-6th.
11/29/09 Riga Latvia, TBA Nov.29th.-Dec. 1st
11/26/09 November 26th-27th., Chicago, IL
11/14/09 Hawaii Big Island TBA November 14th.- 20th.
11/01/09 St. John of Kronstadt October Fest
10/31/09 Villa Saverios October Fest Tijuana
10/24/09 Outdoor Concert TBA
10/17/09 Woodbury University October Fest, Burbank
10/14/09 October 14th.-26th., Winnipeg, Canada MTYP
10/11/09 Orange County October Fest
10/04/09 Holy Virgin Mary Cathedral October Festival Los Angeles
09/18/09 G2 Gallery, Venice Beach, CA
09/12/09 Corporate Event San Francisco
09/01/09 With Aga-Boom Sep. 1st. through 10th. Guadalajara
08/01/09 Folkorama August 1st. through 9th. Winnipeg
07/10/09 Hold
05/20/09 Ethnic Fest Santa Barbara
03/01/09 TBA San Francisco
02/28/09 TBA San Francisco
02/27/09 TBA San Francisco
12/13/08 Purshing Square Los angeles
12/06/08 Private Canoyn County
10/23/08 Tijuana October Fest
10/21/08 Irvine TBA Polka Music
10/18/08 Woodbury University October Fest
10/04/08 Rose Bowl Corporate event
08/24/08 Cotati Accordion Festival

Raving Polka

Youtube video link for Raving Polka: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgxwyHQXI5U&feature=channel_page

THIS GROUP'S BAND MEMBERS HAVE BEEN AROUND SINCE EARLY 90'S, AND PLAYED WITH MAJOR ACTS ALL OVER UNITED STATES AND CANADA. SUCH PLACES LIKE KERRVILLE FOLK FEST, BETHLEHEM MUSIC FEST, CALIFORNIA WORLD FEST, EDMONTON FOLK FEST AND 100'S MORE... YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD THEIR MUSIC IN MOVIES LIKE "EURO TRIP", "BLADE II", "MELKOLM IN THE MIDDLE" TV SHOW, "ARMAGEDDON"...

The team providing the talent:

Rasputin

Drums

Dean

Sax and Clarinet

Louis

Accordion

Petrovich

Trombone, ukelele and percussion

Set List

Accordion, Trombone, Clarinet(Sax,fluite),Drums, vocals.
Additional(budget related): Tuba(Fiddle), Accoustic guitar, Ukulele

Influences & Inspiration

Gipsy Kings, Frankie Yankovic, Louis Armstrong, Frankie Lane, Queen Ida, and Hot Pstromi.

Setup Requirements

We bring our own gear, but we will use your sound system, if You already have it

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