For the past FIVE years, New York City Swing has been volunteering their musical talents. Several times a year, they've energized and brightened the day for the young patients of Schneider Children’s Hospital.
Dear Mr. DeQuattro and New York City Swing:
Once again, thank you for making our summer barbecue such a pleasure. Your presence there helped to make the afternoon one of fun and enjoyment. Having some of the children play your drums was wonderful.
The expressions on their faces and their enjoyment of the music I’m sure created lasting memories for the patients and their families.
We are looking forward to hearing you play again at one of our upcoming parties. Thank you again for a wonderful afternoon.
Sincerely, Steffi Schopick
Special Events Coordinator
Child Life Program
August 9, 2014
Your band hands down made our wedding! It was the best investment, the absolute best fun and we continue to get compliments on our choice of band. Thank you so much Dorie- you were right, we wouldn't be sorry about adding that percussionist!
I was at the Pemsler/Cara wedding in Roxbury this past weekend. You guys/girls blew the roof off that barn. So much fun. One hell of a band. Thanks for helping make my nieces wedding so much fun.
Thank you so much for the incredible performance at my sons wedding in Roxbury ! The dance floor was full the entire night and everyone told me how much they loved the band . You made Ashley and Mike's night so much fun! AMAZING!!!
Absolutely incredible performance by the band last night at a wedding I attended in Roxbury NY!! So much fun!! Didn't leave the dance floor till they were done!! You rock!! Hope to see you perform again!!
Best band I've ever heard! Hope to have the privilege to see you again!
August 2, 2014
Absolutely one of the best decisions we could have made hiring NY City Swing for our wedding. We constantly continue to get compliments on how this was the best band anyone ever heard - and of course "Shout" was unbelievable. My husband and I didn't sit down the whole night and talked about the band the entire honeymoon. You guys were so great - thanks for getting so into the music with us as well, it was perfect. Would ABSOLUTELY recommend you to all couples planning a wedding and looking for a band! This is the one, trust me!
UPTOWN SWING just entertained at my daughters (and now sons in law) wedding three days ago. The only word to use for their performance and contribution to an awesome wedding is " perfect". From background music at the ceremony and cocktail hour, to a party triggering entrance medley, to a wild hora, to the best version of SHOUT we have ever heard, the band kept the dance floor rocking and full throughout the night. The selections ranged from 50s to current and all age groups gushed about the band. The post wedding feedback has been unanimous-the best wedding band anyone has ever seen, or partied with. Can't thank you guys enough.
August 2, 2014
Dore, Tim & everyone at NYC Swing,
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding this weekend. I can't tell you how many people came up to me during the night to comment on how amazing you all were. I particularly appreciate that you learned so many songs for us, from Rent to the arranged ceremony music. You played exactly the songs we wanted to hear and kept everyone on the dance floor all night long. As someone at the party told me, "the band makes the party, and your band was awesome." There were so many good moments, but here are a few that I wanted to share: Though I was still outside lining up with the wedding party, multiple people told me that your rendition of "Try a Little Tenderness" blew the roof off the building. As one of my friends said, "These guys came to play!" I'm looking forward to watching that on the wedding video, but if it's anything like the version I heard Carl sing at one of your showcases, then it must have been out of this world.
Your rendition of "The Nearness of You" was absolute gold. With such an esoteric pick, I wasn't sure if you guys would be able to pull it off, but you completely did. Pure beauty. Carl singing "Shout" had the place rocking. Oh my goodness. The Jackson 5/Michael Jackson set was so good. Forgive me for not knowing the name of some of the singers, but thank you to the guys who came onto the dance floor to sing MJ next to me and Kim. As Kim said of the moment, "That is the closest I will get to heaven in my life." Thank you for learning "Out Tonight." As you could tell by all of the girls who ran up to the front of the dance floor, they really like that song! Kim also particularly loved when Roz came out onto the dance floor and started interacting with the guests. She can really own the crowd!
Thank you for everything. You really made our wedding night an absolute blast!
Rob & Kim
August 1, 2014
There are no words to describe the incredible sound that was coming from your very talented band members on Friday night! The band was excellent and the vocals were fantastic. The guests at our party were speechless. By the amount of people on the dance floor, all night, it was quite evident that everyone had a fabulous evening. We knew from the moment we heard you, at a showcase, that NYC Swing was the perfect band for our party and you did not disappoint. Thank you for also allowing my son and his friends to perform for us, as well as, our dear friend Edith. It was very meaningful. We received so many compliments on the band. The overwhelming compliment was "it was the best wedding band we have ever heard"! We will definitely recommend NYC Swing to others. Thank you for your professionalism, your talent and for making our party so memorable!
July 26, 2014
Unbelievable!!! I have to tell you guys how amazing you [Uptown Swing] were on Saturday. I don't know how to say thank you enough.
You made our day amazing. I will forever be grateful. Thank you with all my heart. You are all the most talented and passionate musicians I have ever seen. Beyonce who???? ;)
July 12, 2014
Celebrated my wedding this past weekend with BIG CITY SWING and they were absolutely amazing!! We were dancing all night long and I had numerous guests come up to me to tell me how fun they were. A special thank you to the entire band - you guys absolutely rocked it!
July 11, 2014
Dore, Tim & team -
We can't even tell you all how amazing you are and how amazing our wedding was because of you all!!! Right from the start you wowed our guests - ceremony music was beautiful, cocktail hour was just perfect and then you blew the socks off every single guest at reception!
At the wedding reception, the day after and still weeks later people are coming up to us saying how phenomenal you guys were! You engaged with the crowd and sang your hearts out - it was like being at a concert - everyone was on that dance floor all night long!! Our first dance was so special, you killed it with RESPECT, SHOUT and Try a Little Tenderness (O.M.G. Carl) - to name just a few - but the last song and the guests circling around us was a moment we will never forget! We are dying to get our wedding video back to relive it all over again and again and AGAIN!
You made our day and we are so glad you were able to be such a big part of it! We'd recommend you to anyone and will be back to see more showcases just to see you all rock out again! Please share our thank you with the full band!
Jen & Nick
July 5, 2014
DORE AND TIM: There are not enough words to convey how amazing you guys made our night! Wow! From the first moment at the ceremony, to the very last bang at the end of the night, we were thrilled with NYC Swing! The ceremony was so beautiful with the flute and guitar. We loved the poignancy of the pairing and the sparse and delicate timber the pairing brought to the ceremony, and it still filled the space! I loved it so much and it really made the entrance magical. We are sorry to say that we completely missed the cocktail hour! The ceremony was so much longer than we thought it would be and between taking a break and taking photos, we just missed the whole thing. Our guests told us that the music was perfect for cocktail hour and that the musicians were amazing! As for the reception - it was everything we wanted and more! We had hoped that we would have a party where people could not stop dancing and we did!! It was so amazing to see our friends and family going nuts on the dance floor! I have never seen my mom dance and it was amazing! We had countless guests tell us how you guys were the best band they had ever experienced at a wedding! And the best compliments were the ones that came from our friends who are musicians who said it was the best band! If you heard Andrews dads speech, you know that I'm a violinist, and I have to tell you I was extremely picky about bands. From the very beginning I told Andrew that there were two things that were priorities for me. My dress, and the band. Haha. Once I found you guys, I was extremely happy and I was so impressed with the stage presence your band had. So many bands looked so bored when they had a showcase, and I was really disappointed. Music should have some emotion involved! When we went to the showcase with Andrews sister, we knew immediately that you guys were the right fit for us. We couldn't stop dancing and it was so clear that you would heighten the exuberant joy at our wedding. Our guests were blown away by the breadth of music you played, and how good you guys were at switching between totally different genres! Although, I have to say I was terrified when the hora started. I actually tried to slip out because I had forgotten all about it but alas, a wall formed around me and I ended up in the dreaded chair. But once I got used to it, it was pretty amazing! As for the first dance song, it was beautiful. We had neglected to take dance lessons so we were pretty nervous about awkwardly dancing In front of everyone important to us. But once the music started, it was so beautiful and soulful, all those concerns slipped away. I love love that song and it was absolutely perfect for us. I wish I could have danced more, the entire night was so short! All of our guests said it was amazing how packed the dance floor was the whole night. It was truly the most fun we've ever had at a wedding! I'm glad it was our wedding!!! Thank you thank you thank you for an incredible night that we can't forget.
Mari-e & Andrew
June 27, 2014
NYC Swing performed at my wedding on June 27th and they were AMAZING!!! Guests raved about the band and most were on their feet dancing all night long. A special thank you to the band for making our wedding the most memorable night of our lives.