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330 Reviews for The Royal Piper


Review by Josh W.

Saint Patrick's Day PartyReviewed on March 11, 2013From New York City, NY

The Royal Piper was excellent to have at our event, and was also affordable compared to many of the other quotes we received.

Review by Matthew H.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on November 22, 2010From New York City, NY

The Royal Piper was the perfect accent to my wedding reception and a real treat to deal with. I understand how he is the highest ranked at his profession. Thanks Al!

Review by Maureen B.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on November 29, 2011From Totowa, NJ

The Royal Piper played outside the church at my third son's wedding on 11/18/11. This being the last time I would be the mother of the groom, I wanted to cherish these moments for everyone to enjoy...and we did! From the very first prompt email from The Royal Piper, my questions in between, to the last note played, everything was perfect--it was a pleasure speaking with him, his punctuality, talent, vibrant outfit, his music was the ultimate in bagpiping. Our family is Irish and we know how to critique a bagpiper, and the bride's family is Polish and I didn't expect so many wonderful compliments on his overall music and appearance. I want to hear him again!

Review by Lorraine C.

Memorial ServiceReviewed on November 30, 2012From Brookhaven, NY

a phenomenal piper! al's performance was amazing and memorable. he is so friendly ,personable & genuine. he looked so sharp and sounded great- by far the best piper i have ever heard. everyone loved his music and enjoyed speaking with him.what a pleasure!

Review by Jesica S.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on April 21, 2011From Butler, NJ

Al, "The Royal Piper" was the easiest person to deal with during my entire wedding process. He was accomodating, professional, courteous, and amazingly talented. I cannot say enough about how easy he was to work with. I had absolutely ZERO stress when planning with Al which was a nice break from the rest of the wedding! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a bagpiper, for a wedding, funeral, party, or any type of celebration. He is wonderful. All of my guests continue to tell me how nice it was to have the pipes played at the wedding and I am certain that any other piper would not have done such a fantastic job. THANK YOU AL! Jesica & Paul Rost 4/16/11

Review by Elizabeth S.

FuneralReviewed on August 25, 2012From Westfield, NJ

Al is a true professional. He prepares for you event and offers suggestions on how to create the most meaningful experience at your event. A pleasure to work with!

Review by Sean J.

WeddingReviewed on October 3, 2010From Tarrytown, NY

Al was spectacular! Arrived early, fully prepared and piped beautifully; welcoming our guests to the Castle. Wonderful to work with and I would hire him again in a second.

Review by Jan C.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on May 21, 2012From New York City, NY

Al was just fabulous. Not only is he extremely talented, but so accommodating and warm and friendly. He was a surprise gift from my husband and I to our future son-in-law for the wedding day and he could not have more delighted. Al delighted the entire New York City crowd gathered at the South Street Seaport as he led the entire bridal party up onto the Peking ship docked there for a photo op. We would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to hire a Piper. He was the best. Thanks so much for making the day perfect.

Review by Sarah M.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on July 9, 2011From Rye, NY

The only time I became really emotional at the church was when i pulled up in my limo, and saw and heard Al playing; It was truly moving; He looked amazing, sounded amazing and people were really impressed. He was very accomodating, and patient; It began to thunderstorm after the ceremony and he had planned originally to come back to our home during pictures; I ended up relieving him of that part of the job; I didnt want to put him out, especially since we didnt know what our next move would be re: outdoor photos. He was so sweet, waited patiently while we decided what to do. He could have been a family member or friend, thats how sweet he was. ~Sarah and Mark 7/8/11

Review by Olivia S.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on June 8, 2012From Rumson, NJ

Al the Royal Piper was absolutely amazing! The Royal Piper played music prior to our beach wedding ceremony as guests made their way to their seats, while I walked down the aisle (he even plays "Here Comes the Bride), and our exit after the ceremony concluded. The Royal Piper looked professional in his kilt and plaids and sounded fantastic- he totally set the mood for our wedding on the beach. He is great with communication- we talked via e-mail and phone as well. I would 100% recommend The Royal Piper without hesitation- my guests all loved him as well, we got so many compliments!! THANK YOU AL! :)

Review by Kimberly C.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on October 16, 2010From Sussex, NJ

I could not have asked for more. He went out of he went out of his way to make my day so special. His performance was amazing and I felt like a queen. The communication was top notch and I felt like he was more like a friend than someone I just hired. His personality is positive, warm and uplifting and the music he plays is flawless. I would highly recommend him to anyone. Thank you so much made my wedding day incredible!!!! Kim Wantage, New Jersey

Review by Katherine E.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on July 25, 2011From Philadelphia, PA

If you're looking for a piper - look no further! The Royal Piper's performance at our wedding was PHENOMENAL! Not only is he extremely talented, but he was very easy to work with and his demeanor is the epitome of professional. The Royal Piper delighted all of our guests and was very flexible and accommodating of all of our needs. I hope to work with the Royal Piper again in the future. Thank you!

Review by Kayla M.

WeddingReviewed on June 8, 2009From Tarrytown, NY

If I could give Al a better than 5 rating, I would! He was absolutely outstanding. He worked with us to figure out the PERFECT songs for each aspect of our wedding. He showed up dressed impeccably in his kilt! The music was beautiful! My husband and I adored Al, and we received so many compliments from our family! Thank you Thank you Thank you!

Review by Gary K.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on October 25, 2010From Scotch Plains, NJ

The Royal Piper, Al, was extremely courteous, professional and a wonderful piper. He contacted me several times prior to the event to discuss our needs, and offered recommendations. He played tunes appropriately for our Daughters' Wedding while guests were arriving to the Venue, the Chapel, and during the Cocktail Hour. Everyone thought he was wonderful! We would recommend Al to everyone. Sincerely, Mr. & Mrs. Gary Kuhn

Review by Eric M.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on September 6, 2010From Poughkeepsie, NY

I could not have asked for more A+++++ Thank you very much Al

Review by Dan T.

ChristeningReviewed on November 22, 2010From Woodcliff Lake, NJ

The Royal Piper was extremely amiable and professional. His performance was excellent, with perfect musical choices. He accommodated our wishes, and was a terrific touch to a wonderful day at my son's Christening. I recommend him highly.

Review by Will W.

WeddingReviewed on June 2, 2009From New York City, NY

Al was amazing…If you are looking for a talented Piper for your special event, you honestly don’t need to look anymore, just hire Al. He was extremely professional, kind and made our day so special….even when he stood in the rain during our outdoor ceremony, he still had a warm smile on his face. He knows tons of songs and made some great recommendations for our wedding. Trust me, I don’t like to recommend people I don’t believe in and you will be guaranteed a great piper for your special day if you hire Al. In addition, take a minute to read his bio, it is really fascinating and he is such an interesting man. Thanks Al, you are AWESOME!!!

Review by Heather A.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on September 5, 2010From Scotia, NY

He was wonderful and professional!

Review by Heather O.

WeddingReviewed on July 9, 2009From Berlin, NJ

Al was wonderful from the minute I booked him for my wedding. He stayed in constant contact with me and made everything so easy. His playing was beautiful and really set the tone we wanted for the wedding. Everyone keeps saying it was the best wedding they've been to and I know Al helped to make it that way.

Review by Alice F.

Wedding Cocktail HourReviewed on August 16, 2010From Long Branch, NJ

Al just performed this week-end at my son's wedding and i can't begin to tell you how many compliments I have received. From start to finish Al was the best. When I finally got to meet him, i felt as if we were old friends. He made the wedding even more memorable. If anyone is looking for a piper, I would absolutely reccommend Al. I can understand why they call him "The Royal Piper" Al, you are awesome.

Review by Tricia S.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on June 18, 2010From Smithville, NJ

The Royal Piper was a wonderful surprise at our wedding. He played during the wedding and cocktail hour and our guests could not stop talking about how great he was, not only playing but also in talking to the guests and answering their questions. I would recommend him to everyone and of course use him in any of our future events. Thank you Gigmaster and thank you Royal Piper! Kayla and Kevin

Review by Mary G.

WeddingReviewed on September 6, 2010From Williston Park, NY

Al Gonzalez, The Royal Piper, did such an amazing job! A true professional, and an absolute joy to work with. He went beyond just showing up for the event, and took the time to make suggestions and help me select music that would made our wedding ceremony so special. I will never forget pulling up in the limo and hearing the beautiful bagpipe music playing from the church steps. It was such an amazing moment, and one I will never forget! Thank you so much Al, we can't sing your praises enough, and I have some incredible photos that I'll be sending your way once they come in from the photographer! Sincerely, Mary and Seamus Glackin 7/9/10

Review by Pauline K.

WeddingReviewed on September 28, 2009From New York City, NY

Al was professional, impeccably dressed, and amazingly talented. Everyone was blown away by his performance and since he was a surprise for my fiance, it was even better! Thank you so much!!

Review by Amy C.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on June 20, 2010From New Rochelle, NY

Al was an extreme pleasure! He was always really quick in getting back to us on any questions we had. The free CD he provides is also really useful and helped us a lot when it came to deciding on what songs we wanted him to play for our ceremony. He was early on the day of and sounded amazing! We are still getting compliments. We would highly highly recommend him for any event.

Review by Lauren P.

WeddingReviewed on April 24, 2010From Secaucus, NJ

We were so pleased with The Royal Piper's performance before and after our wedding ceremony. He played Scottish tunes, as requested, and was a big hit amongst our guests. He responded quickly to all emails/phone calls and was a pleasure to work with. I would recommend Al to anyone looking for a bagpiper for their wedding or any other special event.