Charlie Rice
C-Note Founder

       C-Note Entertainment was founded by Charlie Rice, a well-known entertainer with over Forty years of experience. He began his career as the lead singer of Downpour, one of Northern New England’s premier dance bands. Charlie's experience with diverse audiences and many years of performances led him to develop C-Note into the specialized entertainment service that it is. C-Note Entertainers are selectively chosen and must pass stringent auditions, for the reputation of the company is always at stake.  When you hire C-Note Entertainment, you're assured the highest levels of professionalism and conduct, plus a memorable experience that will have both you and your guests more than satisfied.


Dear Charlie!!!
We owe an AMAZING day to our an incredible DJ, musician, singer, and everything else!!  Thank you for being on top of EVERYTHING.  You were by far the easiest vendor to work with. 
You even faded out the music during the "dip" of our first song perfectly on a very last minute request!!
Everyone had such a great time.  Steve's mother even said she went to a wedding the following weekend where the music was crazy loud, and you could barely hear the person you were trying to talk to and was so glad ours was just perfect!
The dance floor was packed, and it was a gorgeous night outside "The Barn at Smugglers' Notch" which has the most beautiful views. The crowd had the best time ever.... THANKS TO YOU!!
Charlie, Steve and I could not be happier that we chose you to be a big part of the best day of our lives.  You have been a huge part of our childhood and now part of us as adults too.
Thank you for all that you do!!


Ashley and Steven Gardner - Married September 2016

My family had the WONDERFUL good fortune of having Charlie as our DJ at both my son’s and daughters wedding. Charlie knows how to” tune” into both the wedding couples ,and their guests music tastes, assuring that everyone is on the dance floor all night long!! He worked closely with us to understand how we hoped the evening would flow, and made modifications as the evening progressed to allow for spontaneity. By the end of our first family wedding, I felt that Charlie was part of our family and provided his musical expertise to assure a beautiful memorable celebration….so when one year later planning began for my daughters wedding…first item on the agenda….call Charlie Rice! Lucky us, he was available !

We have known his incredible affect on people through his work from more than 20 years of vacationing at Smugglers’ Notch.  We have witnessed on a consistently strong basis how Charlie embraces all children and adults with pure kindness, charm, and grace.  

  We first saw his work away from Smugglers’ Notch when we attended a Bar Mitzvah in Manchester, NH.  Charlie was the DJ, but there was much more to it than that . . . formally dressed in his tux, Charlie, in his oh-so-natural fashion, narrated, sang, and danced as he “worked the room,” extending the joyfulness for hours to all who attended Christopher’s Bar Mitzvah that November. It was then that I knew I would want to hire no one but Charlie Rice for a “big bash” event during my lifetime.  When Charlie Rice is in the room, EVERYONE matters and is embraced in the joyful celebration.  He is more than a DJ . . . he is truly THE Master of Ceremonies. One of those “big bashes of a lifetime” surfaced to honor my husband Joe’s retirement.  I arranged for the hall and catering and took a chance . . . I called Charlie.  I did not think that traveling to Pittsburgh would be so bad . . . we’ve driven the 650 miles to New England for years!  I persisted and Charlie worked with me. We negotiated the date, I mailed the check, and Charlie drove the 650 miles with his equipment. As we honored and celebrated Joe’s retirement, there was Charlie, in his tux, in his oh-so-natural fashion, blending, singing, dancing, and narrating, as he “worked the room,” exuding joyfulness for hours, to all who were present. Charlie is on speed dial for our next “big bash of a lifetime” event.  You need look no further.  Charlie Rice is an absolute gem!

Veronica Gaffney


Kathy Flynn-SomerVille and Joe Somerville - Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Charlie; “We wanted to Thank You for doing such a great job at our daughter’s wedding reception. It was a pleasure to work with a true professional. Our daughter and new son-in-law had an absolute blast at their reception. You made it fun, classy, and a top notch party! We have received many good comments from our guests- they all had fun and said it was the best reception ever!!! We know anyone at that reception would hire you just from that night’s experience. Thanks for all of your extra effort in making our party the BEST!!! We will be glad to recommend you to anyone we know looking for a great DJ .”

Mike and Diane LeBlanc - Colchester Vt.

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