Curtis Knight Entertainment

Rene Rancourt

Rene Rancourt, announced his retirement in January, 2018.  He will finish all previously booked dates in 2018 and then he will ride off into the sunset.  Although you will still see him perform on rare occasion, he is no longer accepting new dates.  Rene, thank you for the memories : - )  The legendary voice of the Boston Bruins, who sung our National Anthem in public for more than 40 years will go silent, with our love and thanks.

Reviews for Rene Rancourt





























Daniel Amodeo  / Iuliia Kinivetska 
Rene rancourt opens the wedding of Daniel and Iuliia !!
Rene Rancourt appearance
How they found CKE:
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA  02116
CKE Team Member (s): Rene Rancourt 
Hi Curtis, thanks again! Rene really rocked it, our guests cant stop talking about it, it was awesome! Enjoy the rest of summer and thanks again! Daniel & Iuliia Amodeo

Jim Alibrandi / 
Fundraiser Celebration
How they found CKE: U.S. Foods
Friday, August 18, 2017
South Shore Country Club, Hingham, MA 02043
CKE Team Member (s): Rene Rancourt         

Rene Rancourt at a surprise party

Rene Rancourt makes for a GREAT birthday surprise

Gavin House  / Seraphine Kelley (Goes by Serah) 
A Wedding Reception
How they found CKE:
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
ONCE Ballroom, Somerville, MA  02143
CKE Team Member (s): Rene Rancourt  
Hello, I wanted to say thank you from Serah and I for Rene coming and performing at our wedding. He was excellent and everyone said he was a great guy.
He made our special day one that our guests will never forget! Thanks Again Gavin

Bob Francis 
A Birthday celebration for his partner's 15 year old daughter Kristen Bache !
Birthday Celebration
How they found CKE:
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Bob Francis' Home, South Hamilton, MA 01982
CKE Team Member (s): Rene Rancourt
Curtis - Many thanks for arranging to have Rene Rancourt visit our home to
celebrate Kristen Bache's 15th birthday party. It was a wonderful surprise
and we will have a lifetime of memories. Rene arrived precisely at 1:30 and
sang both anthems as well as Happy Birthday to Kristen. I am enclosing a photo
(one of many) with Rene, Kristen and her Mom Lisa. Thanks again!
Bob Francis

Scott UpChurch
A birthday with Rene singing to the Birthday boy !
Birthday Celebration
How they found CKE:
Friday, March 24, 2017
Waxy O'Connors Irish Pub, Lexington, MA 02421
CKE Team Member (s): Rene Rancourt
The process was pretty easy over all. Rene was great, really. It couldn't have gone better! That man has an electric personality that could turn any situation into a good time.

Alex Aguiar / 3C Electrical Co
VIP Golf Tournament to benefit NEADS Dogs for Deaf & Disabled Americans
Corporate Event
How they found CKE:
Monday, July 25, 2016
Oak Hill Country Club, Fitchburg, MA 01420
CKE Team Member (s): Rene Rancourt
Hi Curtis, Working with the office staff was easy and you provided excellent customer service. Working with Rene was an honor and a pleasure, he showed up on-time, ready to perform and provided our guests with plenty of individual time to talk, take pictures etc...Rene was phenomenal and easily the biggest hit at the event!
Thanks, Alex Aguiar Marketing Analyst

Kayla Obrien  / Nick Iannelli
Wedding Reception
DJ/MC / Photography / JP / Uplighting / Videography / Rene Rancourt
How they found CKE:
Friday, October 31, 2014
Ceremony at Colt State Park, Bristol RI 
Reception at Bittersweet Farm Restaurant, Westport, MA
CKE Team Members: DJ/MCs:Curtis and Anna, Jane Staid, Rene Rancourt, Michael Brigida 
The in office experience was great. Very helpful and offered a lot of different options. Always willing to go to the next level and extremely nice and genuine. The CKE team was AMAZING!! Our photographer was a peach and did and awesome job capturing and guiding us properly throughout our photo shoot. And our videographer was phenomenal! He was here, there and everywhere taking videos that i am excited to see. I feel that Michael and Jane did a great job capturing our special moments and they were both very friendly and helped us to stay relaxed, even when we were shivering! Now for Curtis and Anna…. SO the ceremony went well and the music was spot on. Curtis went through it on turbo speed and was able to get us finished and into warm vehicles in the drop of hat. When we arrived at the reception Curtis greeted us upstairs and explained the grand entrance to us all. From there we danced and celebrated for the next 4 and a half hours to the best music, lighting, and special guest Rene Rancourt.  We do feel that the whole CKE team best job and we wouldn’t have changed anything about our day/night. The personalities of the CKE team really add to the experience and helps you to relax because once you meet them it feels like you’ve known them for years and your there just catching up on old times. Anything you needed they were they to tweak it until it fit your approval, with no if, ands, or buts about it. They had everything under control which left me and the groom relieved.   Thank you again from the NEW Mrs. Kayla Iannelli and Mr. Nicholas Iannelli xoxoxo

Michelle and John Masone 
Rene Rancourt sings!
Wedding Reception
How they found CKE: Referred by Friend
Friday, August 22, 2014
Plymouth Plantation, Plymouth, MA
CKE Team Member: Rene Rancourt    
Experience working with our office to book your event: Great! Experience working with our CKE Team Member: Fantastic! Rene was awesome and I surprised my new husband and our guests at our wedding and everyone loved it! Do you feel that your CKE Team Member did his / her best to make your event the best it could be: Absolutely! Thank you so much!!!

Amanda and Kevin O’Brien
Wedding Ceremony and Reception
Sunday, June 08, 2014
DJ/MC / Photography / Rene Rancourt
How they found CKE: Saw past CKE event
CKE Team Members: Greg Gervais, Rachael Austin, Rene Rancourt

Curtis and Anna,
Thank you so much for everything you did to help make our wedding day unforgettable. From answering a million questions to helping keep Rene a surprise and everything in between, Greg, Rachael, and Rene were amazing. You guys rock! I will be sending all my friends your way. Love,
Amanda & Kevin Obrien
P.S. Here’s a picture for the books!

5K road race to benefit Matt Bruce fighting ALS
CKE gifts an autographed picture from Rene for Matt

Thank You for getting back to me. I understand. It’ been tough trying to get an appearence for the same reasons.
The Bruins Ice Girls took a picture for Matt and signed it, so i can present that to him at the race which was very kind of them. Do you guys do anything like that voluntarily? Does Rene sign pictures of himself for fans? If it’s possible, The saying that has been posted for everything with Matt is “Never Give Up” its written on his awareness braceletts, all over event pages for him. If Rene could write  that on a picture of himself with his signature that would be amazing. If it’s not able to happen i also understand. Thanks for your time ! -Jen
I just wanted to thank you so much for sending the autographed picture for Matt. It is so nice. He is going to love it :) Thanks again!

Maria Piemonte
Wedding Ceremony and Reception
Rene Rancourt Sings!
Friday, May 9, 2014
Montvale Plaza, Stoneham, MA
Hi Curtis,
Thank you so much for your help making our wedding amazing!!! We had a blast and our guests were in awe! :)

Kelly Mower
A surprise Rene visit for her husband Chuck’s 50th birthday
Birthday Celebration – Surprise 
How they found CKE:  Saw Past CKE event 
Saturday, April 12, 2014 
Fours Restaurant, Boston, MA  02114
CKE Team Members: Rene Rancourt, Jeanie Clements, Lisa & Tim Roncole, Kathleen Kenyon           

Hi Curtis – I posted reviews on WeddingWire & Yelp. I am one of the few who is not on FB!
Thanks again for helping to make my husband Chuck’s 50th birthday a fabulous experience! I wanted it to be a memorable night for Chuck & it turned out to be a memorable night for everyone invited as well! From the moment I talked to you on the phone, I knew you would help make it a fun night. From going to countless Bruins games, I knew Rene Rancourt would be a fun addition to the party but he even exceeded my greatest expectations! He was a surprise for everyone – not just Chuck! We all really enjoyed him! When I plan a party, I like to be in full control so it was hard to not be there to set up as I had to get Chuck there for his surprise arrival. I had to have faith that DJ Jeannie & your photo booth crew would be taking care of everything for me…when we arrived it was so great to know that the party was in full swing! People had smiles on their faces & were already partying! Phew – what a relief! And the party did not stop until the music faded to zero! Can’t thank Jeannie enough – she was awesome!! Just look at the attached photos & you will see that a good time was had by all! People thought Jeanie was a friend of ours because she made it so personal! Still recovering today but can’t thank u all enough!!! Thanks again, Kelly Mower

Josh Adams  / for Mario Carrelas, Deborah Orlando
Rene surprises Mario and Debb on their wedding day
How they found CKE:
Sunday, January 19, 2014
Independence Harbor, Assonet, MA  02702
CKE Team Member: Rene Rancourt
This organization and René Rancourt has made my best friend's wedding the BEST wedding, anyone I know, has ever gone to. At least that's the comments I continue to receive. The boyfriends that were "dragged" as dates for the bride's long lost friends couldn't stop thanking me for what they describe as, "The best night of my life!" Both Bride and Groom were immensly surprised with the stealth choreography between René and the DJ. Even though I knew what was about to happen, my jaw was on the floor!
 Mr. Knight was very quick to respond with full details and answered ANY question I had through phone, email, and even text messages! The payment(s) were extremely flexible; the only fiscal flexibility experienced while planning this wedding. Don't let the cost steer you away. I was skittish at first, but was already willing to provide anything as being the Best Man; worth every cent!!
 Thank you Curtis Knight and especially René Rancourt for giving myself, my best friend, and over 100 other family and friends a night we will NEVER forget!!!
Rene and all of your organization was amazing. Thank you so much for the memories!!!
I am Josh Adams and I approve this message.

Tess Cychosz / Stephen Canfield 

Rene Rancourt sang the national Anthem at Tess’ wedding !
Wedding Reception
How they found CKE: Referred by Associate / Colleague
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Petit Robert Central, Boston, MA 02110
CKE Team Member: Rene Rancourt 10/2/2013 
I just wanted to send you a note and say THANK YOU! Everything was amazing on Saturday. Rene, you were the talk of the evening and everyone was in shock. It was so perfect and I’m pretty sure I have leverage as the best wife ever over poor Stephen here for the rest of our lives. :) [ Her Yelp Review:] I used CKE to book the one and only Rene Rancourt for my wedding. I think it was probably the best decision I’ve ever made… besides marrying my husband, I guess! Rene was a surprise guest and my fiancé didn’t know anything about it. It was so hard keeping it a secret from him for months as he is a HUGE Bruins fan and his entire season ticket holder section was there in attendance. Rene was not only on-time, but showed up early and then patiently waited until exactly the right time. When he came out, everyone totally freaked out! Rene came in, had some great and hilarious commentary, sang the national anthem like a boss (naturally) and then stayed nearly an hour after so everyone could take pictures and try on his ring. It was the talk of the evening and SO awesome.
Curtis was super-prompt and fun to work with. Every question and special request to the plan I had was addressed quickly… the whole process was a blast! If you have Bruins fans in your midst, book Rene with CKE. Best. Idea. Ever.
[ and from her husband:] Thanks so much for everything. An amazing surprise for both me and my group of friends. Also, a clear confirmation that Tess is the best wife ever. Stephen

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