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Ray Colao and The Colao Band, in San Antonio, Texas is considered to be the foremost expert on wedding music and has performed at some of the most high profile weddings and events in the country.

Services Offered

The band’s repertoire includes Latin, country, rock, funk, and soul. Their experience speaks volumes because they can seamlessly transition from English to Latin music. As an Afro-Latino-owned band, the Latin repertoire covers all genres of Latin music from salsa to merengue to tejano to reggaetón.

Ray and his band will be able to create the perfect setting with ceremony music or special songs or even a curated playlist. The Colao Band will bring both professionalism and an unparalleled energy for your wedding day. You can be rest assured that you and your guests will have the most fun celebrating this milestone in life.

  • Black-owned
  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Veteran-owned
  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

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Which of the following are included in the package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
Travel Expenses

Are you an agency or a band?


How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6

What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

Big Band
Classic Rock
Punk Rock
R&B / Soul

What music services do you provide?

Bilingual MC
Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learning New Songs
Reception Music
Music During Breaks
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Liability Insurance
Willing to Travel

What items are available?

Disco Ball
Fog Machine
Gobo Projector
Sound/PA System
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Reviews of Ray Colao and The Colao Band

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
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99% recommend it
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Molly B. Sent on 02/24/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The Colao Band will not disappoint!

They can do it all - country, classic rock, latin, all the favorites! I've hired them 3 times now for different events. They are true professionals and crowd pleasers! Ray is very kind and really cares about creating a unique experience for you and guests tailored to your preferences. I can't say enough good things! They put a smile on everyone's face!
Erica S. Sent on 07/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Incredibly talented musicians and so much more! Brought life and energy to our party!

We were so fortunate to have found Ray Colao and his band for our wedding. Under an unfortunate circumstance we had a last minute cancellation by a wedding entertainer we had previously booked and with only about a month until our wedding weekend we found Ray. He just so happened to have an availability for our wedding weekend and with short notice we booked him and his band, immediately knowing how lucky we were to find them. In hindsight, our last minute change in plans was an absolute blessing in disguise because the performance that Ray and his band put on during our Latin wedding night celebration was unbelievable!! Ray and his band brought the party to life with their energy and spirited performance! He did more than just provide excellent, energetic music, he got the crowd involved and took our celebration to another level. He even brought professional dancers that showcased some incredible salsa moves which was very entertaining to us and our guests! We received so many compliments from our guests that they loved the music and performance during this night of our wedding. Ray is a terrific performer! We couldn’t have been happier with the way the night went and we owe so much of this to Ray and his band! It was exactly what we wanted and more! Thank you so much for being a part of our special weekend, we will always remember you fondly!
Bob B. Sent on 02/28/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Perfecto from start to finish!

Guests described the event as “perfect”, and Ray and the band are a big reason why. It started several months before the wedding as Ray and the band auditioned for us - in his living room! Perfect emcee and musicians for the bilingual wedding (groom from Mexico / bride from US). Special song requests were made months in advance, and we were thrilled, and deeply touched, by the arrangements. The groom joined the band on stage late in the evening, bringing the house down with Elvis’ “Falling In Love with You.” Ray as emcee was outstanding, weaving English and Spanish throughout the evening, keeping everyone on the dance floor. Working with professionals who are top of their trade and just great folks was such a treat. I wish we could go hear and dance to them somewhere! Hire Ray, and then relax. Anything dealing with music - ceremony, cocktail hour, wedding party entrance, special dances, open floor dance, couple exit, whatever - Ray will take care of it. Check that box off and relax. Thanks, Ray. With love, The Briells and Palmas.
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Ray  Colao
Ray Colao
Band Leader and Wedding Music Expert

As a successful executive in event planning, television advertising, and public relations, Ray is an expert in putting on the best events possible. Ray has managed events and marketing campaigns accumulating millions of impressions for his Clients. He is also a subject matter expert in the wedding music industry-training and hiring hundreds of musicians in and around the US to put on the most high-profile weddings imaginable.

Destiny  Cantu
Destiny Cantu
Director of Client Engagement

Destiny has a background in Marketing with a concentration in Medical Marketing and Cultural Arts Marketing. Destiny studied Voice, Musical Theater, and Production in New Mexico. She also attended the University of Texas-San Antonio where she studied Marketing. As a specialized event planner, Destiny works hand-in-hand with our clients during their entire contract withThe Colao Band to ensure no detail is overlooked.


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