The Tarantellas

Melodies Italiano!

Here are some kind e-mails and comments from recent gigs:

 The Tarantellas provided an excellent musical evening for my wedding dinner. They wandered among the dinner tables, singing favorite Italian tunes as my guests enjoyed a wonderful Italian four-course meal.
I heartily recommend the Tarantellas for their music, their humor and their professionalism. They are an excellent value and great musicians. My family and guests were enchanted with them and several have mentioned the music from that very special night.
Thank you, Richard and Pete

-Matt and Julie 


Dear Richard and Peter,

I wish to say how excellent your mandolin and guitar duet performance was on our Italian Dinner evening! Family members asked “How did you get them?” Every resident went home humming and your CD is played each week!  Your music was smooth, meaningful, melodic, and your smiles heavenly! Though you played only 45 minutes we could have listened for hours!  Thank you for joining us for dinner and the dining room concert afterwards! I liked how you strolled among our residents.  The costumes also made this evening special! 
Your performance would be a delight at ANY occasion and I wish to recommend you highly.

Janet Radford
Activities Director
Aegis of Lynnwood


Hi Richard and Peter,
  Thank you again for entertaining our guests on Saturday evening.  It was great to have you!
  I will be sure to contact you if we ever have any Italian song needs again or recommend you to colleagues as well.  It was fantastic!
Kim Callahan
External Affairs and Special Events Coordinator
Seattle Art Museum


Richard and Pete made our wedding so special! From the songs they learned for the ceremony to the familiar and beautiful Italian tunes they played throughout the appetizer hour and dinner, they were incredible. Our guests absolutely loved them, and felt transported to Italy for the evening. We want the Tarantellas to provide the soundtrack for our life! Their music provided a magical element to our wedding that was unique and lovely. We highly recommend them for any couple who loves the feel of old-world musicians and wants a romantic wedding.
 - Miriam and Sven


Hey, thanks so much for doing such a great job at Folklife!!  And for helping to make our humble Italian Community Show a success!  With all the wonderful tunes that you've mastered and can play so well for others, you guys are not only a precious asset to the Italian Community, but also to the public at large.  Thanks so much for contributing your time and talents.  Each bit helps to make a great Festival and a great showing for the Italian Community!  Thanks again, you guys!


John Venables, er roscio romano
M.C. / The Italian Stage at Folklife 2010
P.S.: The "friscalettu" was totally and absolutely superb! 
   The Tarantellas were awesome. They truly elevated our reception to something magical. Thank you so much for making our wedding day even more special than it already was.
Mark and April Matsui


"Whether it's Columbus Day or a celebration of all things Italian, there are no finer entertainers than Pete Cicero and Richard Sclafani, lifelong musicians who began playing together as The Tarantellas eight years ago. Enjoy the romantic sound of the guitar, Italian Mandolin and harmonious vocals of these gentlemen"

Quoted from "Sparks", the monthly newsletter of  The Hearthstone Retirement Community at Greenlake.



The afternoon was a great success with our Italian themed party. Our goal at Daystar Retirement Village is to once a month make our ice cream social a very special event. You both were our pioneers - you initiated our very first special event. Your music was wonderfully Italian and we of course could embellish the theme with several flavors of gelato ice cream, with biscotti and Italian sodas. The residents and guests loved it all. No doubt we will be calling you both back very soon in the new year. 

Gail Makee
Daystar Retirement Village  West Seattle


My name is Roger Goode, I was the bald guy in the large party at Il Giardino on Friday.  I just wanted to write and tell you a heartfelt "Thank You" on behalf of my family for the wonderful music you played for us that night.
My wife and I are talking about having an Italian Dinner party and may contact you regarding a booking.
Roger and Jeanne Goode. 


Richard and Peter,

Thanks again, It was a great night!  I am sure we will do it again, I will keep in touch.


Bernardo Cozza
Sales Manager
The Bellettini  Retirement Community


Richard and Peter,
I just wanted to send you a quick "nice to meet you both" email.  I was the tall blonde gal who works for Imigri
the video production company at Sharon Lott's party.  It was truly a pleasure to meet both of you and I utterly enjoyed myself listening to your music and feeling almost personally serenaded at times ;)  OK, maybe I just wish I was ;)
Your music is beautiful, you are both charming and talented men and I enjoyed working with you.  I will keep your contact info at hand and I will be happy to pass on your info to potential clients who are looking for enjoyable and personable musicians!
Sophie Paladichuk | Business Development | Cell 206.734.9160 | Fax 206.260.8912 |


Thank you so much for entertaining our guests at our party. Everyone was raving about what talented musicians you are. Your music truly gave the evening a special and memorable touch! Thank you for being so easy to work with. You exceeded my expectations! If you ever want to use me as a reference, I'd be happy to highly recommend you.

  Thank you,
  Jamie Plant


Hi Richard,
You and your partner were a wonderful addition to last Sunday's Party at Tutta Bella.
Yes, I would love to have your demo on file for future consideration!
Please mail it to:
Seattle Parties
PO Box 77410
Seattle WA 98177
Thanks again for an outstanding job! Enjoy the sunshine...
All the best,
Leslie Wheatley
Seattle Parties


Hello Richard,
It was a pleasure working with you at the Lott event - you did a fantastic job.  We look forward to working with you on events in the future - we would absolutely recommend your duo.
Best Regards,

Unique. Unforgettable. Undeniably U.


Richard and Peter,
Thanks again for performing at our party.  We loved the music and everyone had a really good time.  Best of luck to you both.