R. Aguilar, San Antonio, TX
Re: a successful private party with Foreigner
Richard: We would like to take this time to personally thank you for the wonderful job you did helping us put on such a memorable show with the rock band, Foreigner. Your hard work and dedication really helped. We all realize that this event would not have been possible without your expertise, guidance and recommendations. It was not only an honor to work with you long distance, but to meet you in person. You were always available by phone, text or email regardless of the time or day.
You have our most sincere gratitude and highest recommendation! We would definitely recommend your services to everyone, as well as utilizing your services ourselves, if/when we ever find ourselves putting on another private show. This event by far exceeded our expectations. We really appreciate all that you did to make this happen!
— R. Aguilar and L. Aguilar
Jon Terry, SRO Productions
Nothing but the best experiences working with this extremely professional agency. This includes numerous high-end events where attention to detail is so mandatory from start to finish. Richard has the experience, knowledge and care to make each special event wonderfully memorable. Once involved, he walks each client thru the process to deal with any act, plus valuable connections, if needed, that will take your event on the path to success.
Richard De La Font Agency has repeatedly performed with 5 Star service for me with some very truly spectacular events.
— Jon Terry
T. Baldwin, Pinehurst, NC
Re: a successful private party with Mike Epps and Henry Welch
I would like to thank you Richard and your team for such tremendous coordination of my two favorite comedians, Mike Epps and Henry Welch. Those two performing at my 50th Birthday CELEBRATION was a highlight of my life. They BOTH ROCKED MY CELEBRATION and were awesome!
You played a role in my life that will never be forgotten throughout North Carolina. My party has been rated to that level. “The BEST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION IN THIS COUNTY AND THROUGHOUT THIS STATE”.
Richard, you played the key role in all of this being such a success.
You will never be forgotten! The next celebration of such caliber in this family will be offered to you.
Again, thank you for your support and coordination.
My 50th was the Best!!!!
— T. Baldwin
Private event in Barcelona, Spain
re: Sara Bareilles
Thanks again Richard for a great job!
I still think about how incredible the Sara Bareilles concert was.”
— Oliver A.
Public fundraiser to benefit ALS support
Re: booking country music artist Keith Anderson
Richard helped me find an act (Keith Anderson) for our Country Fest to Cure ALS event this year. Richard provided numerous acts to explore while working with me to select the act that best suited our needs.
Richard’s communication was superb. We managed a list of of acts via email and phone calls as we zeroed in on our performer.
I have worked with other agencies and their communication was lacking, causing us to waste valuable time. I felt Richard always had our best interest in mind throughout the process. I highly recommend Richard to help source acts for concert events.
— Mike Piscotty, Cure ALS
Private, surprise birthday celebration
Re: Successful full production of the Doug Stone Show with support band
Richard and his staff were amazing to work with! No stress or issues at all. The staff helped with the recording artist and following band. Couldn’t ask for better service!!
— Caylee Wright
Britney Egbert, Dealers Auto Auction
Re: booking Uncle Kracker
Richard was very helpful and knowledgeable in helping us secure an artist for our charity event. He basically held my hand from the beginning until it was time to work with the artist’s management directly.
— Britney Egbert
Amanda Buck, Sand Separations Solutions, LLC
Re: company event with Randy Rogers Band and Kolby Cooper
Prompt with responses to any questions I had. Always followed-up and determined to keep us happy! Would definitely recommend this agency!!
— Amanda Buck
re: successful private party with Ginuwine
Richard helped me locate what I was looking for in a timely manner, always checked in to follow-up!
We were all happy with the outcome – I would recommend this agency, for sure!
Thanks again, Richard, for all your help.
— Kalene Protchko
The Rock and Roll Society of Edmonton (Alberta, Canada)
I first encountered Richard when I was looking to land a good headliner for the Edmonton Rock Music Festival (Alberta, Canada). He sought out the acts that I had on my original wish list, and also pitched artists that weren’t on my list but fit our particular fest vibe perfectly. We had some good talks about the business of booking, particularly some unique issues of cross-border bookings, and I truly believe he represented the festival’s best interests in his negotiations with artists.
He ended up securing an artist for a good market value who will fit my audience like a glove. I told him that I look forward to having him help secure good US talent for our Canadian festival in the coming years, and that this year was just the start of what I think will become a mutually beneficial business partnership. And I truly meant every word.
Richard, thank you once more for your exceptional service in representing our fest and the kids’ charity it supports! I look forward to our continued partnership.
— Todd Crawshaw
Private birthday party with 38 Special
(venue: The Criterion, Oklahoma City)
Richard — I could not be happier with the way the party went! I SO appreciate all your help in making Todd’s birthday such a success (with 38 Special).
Jon & SRO were fantastic! I can’t describe how much he helped me with everything. He kept my stress level at an absolute minimum!
Again, our most sincere thanks for everything you and Jon did. Todd’s birthday party was one for the ages and we couldn’t have done it without you!!
— Mary Margaret
Baptist Health System
Re: special event with Steve Wariner
Richard, I just wanted to say thank you for all your help in getting Steve Wariner to perform at our event this past Friday. The event was a HUGE success largely in part to Steve being there. It was a dream working with everybody from start to finish. You were just a pleasure to work with. Everything went so smoothly and timely. And I can’t say enough about Steve! Wow! What an amazing artist!
He played all the great hits and a couple of new ones. The dance floor was packed! And aside from being a wonderful artist, what a wonderful person! I could go on and on! I’m still on cloud 9 and reeling from the whole experience. Again, thank you so much and I look forward to working with you and, hopefully, with Steve and the band again.
— Yvonne De Leon
Girls Scouts of The Commonwealth of Virginia
The Richard De La Font Agency is First Class all the way! Their team understands demographics and matched our event with the perfect artist. We had an excellent event and will be calling on them next year to help us out!
— SJ Andrus, Marketing Specialist
I look forward to working with you in the future. Your customer service is outstanding!
Mr. D has been a great source of artists for many productions I have put together. His prices demonstrate the level of artists he has available.
Music By The Lake
George Williams College of Aurora University – Wisconsin
Re: special event with The Doobie Brothers
Richard, you have been wonderful beyond words…we are all sending our heartfelt appreciation for all you did to bring us a wonderful concert last night. The Doobie Brothers proved to be the exact opposite of what we have come to expect from big rock shows…I am deeply appreciative and grateful for the way John and Gary handled things yesterday – working with us NOT ONLY to get the band to the Meet and Greet after the show, but even to the prow of the Lady of the Lake for a photo op!!!! What great guys…thanks so very, very much!!
Please extend our deepest thanks and appreciation to the band…what a show they gave us (even playing longer than the contract specified) with such energy…I think they sound better than ever! They were wonderful back stage, as well…good natured about making our stage work for them…working with our staff…after so many years on the road they might have been difficult, disinterested, cynical, etc., etc. There was none of that.
I sang for many years at the Metropolitan Opera in NYC before returning home and taking on the building of Music by the Lake. I’ve seen many divas (and divos) over the years…I was expecting that from The Doobies but was wonderfully surprised to find just the opposite. Please tell them how impressed I was over this…but it really comes from the top down…mille grazie!
Richard, we hope to see and work with you again!
— Christine E. Flasch, Executive Director, Music By The Lake
Veterans Fundraiser in West Virginia:
“Richard De La Font was outstanding in helping us make our Veteran Fundraiser exciting for all! He was extremely helpful (in assisting with the booking of four bands for our event), which was great for a first time purchaser like me. We will absolutely work with him again!”
— Jason Keffer
CorporateArts – Arizona:
“Richard: Thank you, thank you, thank you for contributing so much to the kickoff event of an incredibly successful Conference. You definitely set the high standard for the rest of our meetings.”
— Larry Hartstein, Producer
The Legacy Agency – Texas:
Re: special event with The Pat Green Band
It was so great working with you guys (Richard De La Font Agency and The Pat Green Band). I am so glad we got to meet and the party was a success! You guys made everyone happy! I didn’t really get to sit back and watch since I was making sure everything else went smoothly.
Marketing Systems Group – Texas:
“I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that the entertainment that you scheduled for us at our annual Christmas party was excellent.
Thank you for your help on such short notice. I really appreciate all of your efforts and look forward to working with you in the future.”
— Carolyn K. Griffin, Vice President
Mississippi Cable Telecommunications Association:
Richard, thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with you again. I appreciate your professionalism and honesty. I look forward to working with you in the future.”
— LeeAnn Hayes, Executive Director
Morey Fish Company, LLC – Minnesota:
“I am writing this letter to you to let you know what a great experience it was to work with you in booking entertainment for our company party.
Richard, you made the planning of this function very easy for us; the whole process ran smoothly and efficiently. I want to thank you for the wonderful service you have provided. We will certainly use your services again in the future and I will recommend your agency to any potential clients.”
— Todd Copley, Human Resources
Franklin Covey Media Productions – Utah:
“Richard, please find enclosed three of the books our company has published. I realize that they in no way compensate you for the work that you put toward our needs, but I wanted you to know how much I appreciated your efforts in our behalf. I hope that the opportunity or need arises to work with you in the future.”
— Shane R. Ferrin, Producer
Phillips Petroleum Company – Oklahoma:
“Your assistance in locating the right entertainment for us is greatly appreciated. What could have been a difficult process with a possibly embarrassing outcome was over after just a few phone calls and letters to you. Thank you for making it so easy to have great entertainment.”
— David Dockter, Entertainment Coordinator
Festival Fairbanks – Alaska:
“I thank you for arranging the appearance of Shari Wilson as our “One Woman Show”. The birthday tribute/roast was a wonderful success. Shari was a delightful person to work with. She was not only very receptive to input, she really made the show GO! Her energy is tireless.
Shari had them eating out of her hand in a matter of minutes! The laughter and jokes were genuine. We couldn’t have wished for a more personable and professional entertainer.
My hat is off to you as an agent. You are representing a real winner in Shari Wilson.”
— Michelle Roberts, Associate Director/Events Coordinator
The Charles Machine Works, Inc. – Oklahoma
“Ditch Witch – The Underground Authority”
Re: special company event with Mac King
“Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful act as Mac King for our employee Christmas party. I have heard nothing but positive comments from all who attended the party. Please convey our gratitude to this great performer for including Ditch Witch into his busy schedule.
It was very nice to meet you and your family. Thank you for sharing the evening with us. I look forward to hearing from you soon, as plans are already underway for next year’s event – I have to work hard and fast if I want to top this year!!”
— Sue Hilim, Special Events Coordinator
Blue Cross/Blue Shield – Oklahoma:
“My purpose for writing is to express our gratitude to you for suggesting we use Mr. Russo Louis as our entertainment. Mr. Louis was extremely funny, got the crowd involved from the minute he stepped on the stage and continued throughout his performance. He’s been around a while and it showed through the professionalism he brought to his craft.
I would recommend him highly and without reservation.”
— Teresa S. Callihan, President, Employee Association
Citizens Bank & Trust Company – Oklahoma:
“On behalf of the employees of Citizens Bank I wish to thank you once again for providing excellent entertainment at our annual Christmas party.
Thanks for your help and look forward to working with you again next year.”
— Marion H. Riggs, Executive Vice President
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