IStevie Wonder, decided to come down to O.C. from Los Angeles to catch a performance [of the musical "The Color Purple" at Segerstrom Center for the Arts]. The man who has taken home 25 Grammy Awards, arrived early and headed over to Seasons 52 Restaurant at South Coast Plaza. Joined by his wife and two bodyguards, Wonder sat down for an early dinner, which encouraged the piano bar entertainer, Lee Rugless, to play and sing an entire set of Wonder's biggest hits.  The star was truly impressed with the performance and wanted to meet the entertainer, so his bodyguards brought him over to the piano bar where he thanked Rugless and then proceeded to sit down at the piano playing and singing "Overjoyed" one of his songs that topped the charts back in 1985.

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Sunday July 8, 2018    B.W. Cook 

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Love this Guy!!'

We loved working with Lee. He was super dependable, honorable in his work and a focused accompanist. Hire him if you get the chance! You will be pleased no doubt. We are looking forward to working with him again in the future!

Thank you so much Lee!


Gina S. .March 9, 2017

Hi Lee,

Yay I am so excited to have you. You were amazing at Seasons 52, and I know our clientele will love you!

Ashley van Dissel  

Director of Sales, SeaCliff Country Club


My pleasure….you were amazing. I’ll be sure to refer you as much as possible.

Thank you again!

Minassi Events

ILee was perfect for our special event. The songs were great and he was very accommodating. Definitely would hire again! Thanks Lee 

By Shelley B. on November 27, 2016

Thank you so much, Lee. Everyone really enjoyed the music, I just wished people hadn't been so long-winded with their speeches and you could have played a little more for us. You're wonderful and I'll recommend you to anyone!!! We appreciate your contribution to our daughter's wedding. 

Jury-Aram Wedding

On behalf of The Joyful Child Board of Directors, we sincerely appreciate your support at this year's Joyful Feat gala.

You helped make this our most successful event to date and we are grateful to continue our work on the BRAVE initiative.


Erin Runnion, Founder