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Darrell Calvillo -  Reviews

Funeral

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Darrell Calvillo is an outstanding bagpiper who made this booking so easy! We needed a bagpiper for a funeral of our dear friend's father. Darrell was the first to respond AND by phone. He began our conversation by extending his condolences. He was so personal, professional, and kind--exuding warmth and humor. While others responded later via email, we knew Darrell was OUR bagpiper! He made the planning SO easy. He readily responded by phone and arrived beautifully dressed in his formal kilt. He led the procession with class and dignity playing Amazing Grace and later Danny Boy. It was live-streamed to Ireland and they were also very impressed! Thank you, Darrell.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Darrell did an excellent job at my daughter's wedding! All of the guests absolutely raved about him and his group of pipers and drummers - it MADE the entire wedding experience extraordinary! I highly recommend Darrell - he was very responsive to my phone calls and emails, he worked well with the surprise element for the groom, and his music was literally awesome!

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Private Party

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Darrell is AMAZING! Our St. Patrick's Day party included over 150 guests ranging in age from 2-82. We weren't sure how the kids would react to Darrell's surprise performance which started as he marched down the street. Well - Darrell quickly became the pied piper. He was surrounded by kids doing the jig and forming a circle line dance around him. Darrell took it all in stride. His performance was top-notch, entertaining and memorable. I would highly recommend him and look forward to working with him again. THANK YOU!

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Private Party

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Other than my immediate family DC is my new favorite Scot. Book this guy. He is Awesome. You'll be happy and the talk of the party.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Darrell was superb. He and his drummer ,showed up on the dot. Love the kilts!! Very professional. My husband was unbelivably impressed,as I was also. It was sad to see them leave. Thank you darrell,you are the man. If anyone is looking for a talent like darrell's Hire him.He is the best.A+A+A+A+A+A+A++A+A+A+A.

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Church Service

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This is an annual event at our church and the first time I have done this service. New priest, new music, new musicians...I was really worried. Mr. Calvillo was very helpful in perparing for the service, but when he and his drummer showed up (on the stormiest day of the year) looking like a Scotland travel poster, I knew everything was going to be fine. They did a spectacular job and everyone loved the service and the music. I only hope they are available next year!

(more) Review by . from Hesperia, CA on

Birthday Party (Adult)

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Our party was a huge success, in large part, due to the excellent entertainment from Dale and Mike. They made quite an entrance bagpiping and drumming down our street and through our home. The played both their really loud pipes and drums, and switched it up with a quieter pipe and drum. Our guests and my husband (who'd bday we were celebrating) really loved it. I'd recommend them to anyone looking for great lively entertainment for their party.

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Wedding

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Darrell was great! Dressed appropriately, clean and very polite. I was impressed with his professionalism and his willingness to stay a few extra minutes for pictures and video. I would, without reservation, recommend him for your event. Rudy LaBrada, Alta Loma, CA

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Funeral

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The duo of bagpipers were very professional and the music itself was wonderful. It really added a great deal to the day. I would certainly recommend these performers to anyone I know and many people at the funeral actually inquired as to how to hire them. Thank you!

(more) Review by . from Glendora, CA on

Birthday Party (Adult)

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Darrell was fantastic!! Very accomodating, professional and friendly! Made all guests very very happy!! Pipes sounded great and drummers were excellent. Took pics with guests too! A great guy all around with a ton of talent!

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Church Service

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I could not have asked for a more talented or professional person. Not only was I impressed with the bagpiper, but many of my guests commented on how much they enjoyed him. He arrived early and greated my guests as they arrived as well as playing the requested music for the ceremony. I would recommend DC Live Music to anyone interested in hiring a piper for their event.

(more) Review by . from Las Vegas, NV on

Funeral

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Darrell was fantastic. Just perfect. And cute as a button to boot. Couldn't have been better!

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Wedding Ceremony

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Darrell was amazing! He was a key part in the wedding experience we wanted, and he added to it perfectly. Nearly every guest we had commented on how wonderful they thought it was that we had a piper, and we couldn't have asked for a better one that Darrell. I can't say enough positive things about our experience with Darrell. Courteous, professional, friendly, talented and all around awesome!

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Fraternity Function

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Very nice man, very professional. On time, and really played to the audience! Would hire him again in a second! CC

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Wedding

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Darrell was excellent! He did exactly what I requested plus more. I had only requested one to two songs during the recessional of our weding and he took it upon himself to stay longer and play a few songs during cocktail hour which was greatly appreciated! Thanks Darrell!!

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