"Thank you New York City Swing"
Dear Dore and the rest of NY City Swing,
We can not even begin to thank you for all of your efforts, at the Pleasantdale Chateau. You guys helped to give us our most treasured memory!
Special thanks to Perrita whose “RESPECT” got everyone on the dance floor, where they remained all night.
Thank you, Maria & Danny Vaccaro
Dear Dore and "New York City Swing",
Thank you for the Fabulous music" New York City Swing" performed for our wedding! You all did a tremendous job and set the perfect tone that night for a magical evening! We will never forget what a great time we had dancing the night away!
We also received and continue to receive many compliments on your band. You were a major hit with our family and friends!
Again, many thanks!
Sincerely, Joanne & Roger Kaplan
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
"Brightened the day for the young patients of Schneider Children’s Hospital."
YOU GUYS WERE AWESOME!
A little late, but sincere thank you for all that you did to make our 68th Annual Heisman Memorial Trophy Awards Weekend such a success.
Thanks to New York City Swing we are still receiving rave reviews from our guests.
It is a joy to work with such professional and dedicated people as you, and your multi-talented band. Please extend our thanks and appreciation to all of the members that were involved with our event.
I will call you soon with our dates for next year. We definitely want New York Swing for our 69th Annual Heisman.
Best wishes for the New Year!
Heisman Dinner Coordinator
"They brought our entire crowd to the dance floor all night"
JOAN SNYDER KUHL
The 14-piece band NYC Swing, led by Dore DeQuattro and featuring Gedeon McKinney from American Idol, was a showstopper. They brought our entire crowd to the dance floor all night. They impressed our guests with their talent and personality while performing every musical genre. My husband and I love to dance, so our goal was to create memories of laughter and love with our family and friends all evening.....
NYC Swing is absolutely incredible and was the talk of all of our guests! We hired them after seeing them my best friend's wedding and realized it was the most fun and best dancing we had ever had at a wedding.
48 hours before our wedding, my husband and I were forced to relocate our wedding from NJ to DC because of Hurricane Sandy - something I said I would only do if NYC Swing would make the trip. My friends and family thought I was crazy -- in the midst of relocating my wedding it was the band I was obsessed over. But then they all heard the band at our wedding, had the time of their lives, and understood why NYC Swing is so incredible. There really is no equivalent band out there - they are simply amazing.
November 3, 2012 "There really is no equivalent band out there..."
I used NYC Swing for my wedding, and I would 100% recommend them. We had a relatively large wedding of about 230 guests. About 130 of the guests were between 23-27 years old so we really wanted a band that would play lively music that would keep everyone on the dance floor.
Dore and his band 100% lived up to, and even exceeded, those expectations. We had made a list of about 50 songs (mostly R&B and dance music) for him and the band and they played all of them. Dore was also very flexible with his schedule, allowing us to meet with him several times before our wedding.
Wedding bands are expensive, but in my opinion, they are the most important driver of a great wedding. At our wedding, the dance floor was packed out the entire night and all I've gotten since it have been compliments to how great the band was.
May 18, 2013 " ...entertained the crowd of all ages..."
January 20, 2012 "Best band ever, they blew everyone away.."
AMAZING!!!! Best band ever, they blew everyone away! They allow guests that know how to play instruments join them on stage, and they come out onto the dance floor to get everyone involved and excited! Voices were crazy, these people could all be famous solo artists, they were that good! If you are going with a band, New York City Swing is one classy decision that you will be proud of!
September 2, 2012 " I would 100% recommend them."
I just wanted to say thank you as Big City Swing brought the house down Saturday night! They were absolutely fantastic! Phil was amazing, he listened to everything we wanted, entertained the crowd of all ages and even learned my favorite Pitbull song in 2 weeks!!!!! I couldn't have asked for a better night!!!!!!!! I knew when I heard them they would be fantastic, but they far exceeded Josh and my expectations... We keep getting calls from everyone talking about how amazing they were. I can't thank you enough :)
-Josh and Nicola
May 25, 2013 "Wow....What a party! What a band!!!"
Dear Dore & Phil,
Wow....What a party! What a band!!! Phil, you & the band absolutely made Jake's Bar Mitzvah Party on Saturday night. You exceeded our expectations in every way; the whole band was absolutely amazing! Please thank each and every member, especially the two lead female vocalists and let them know they rocked!!!!
Jake will have a lifetime of memories from his special night, not only of enjoying the fantastic music but also of sitting in with the band, playing his guitar with band members and his friends too.
The young guitarist who sang the alternative rock songs, particularly Green Day -- Jake's favorite band -- was awesome! We were so impressed with the diversity of music you covered, from the R & B mainstays we love, to the Beatles, to alternative rock, to the up-to-the-minute pop songs Jake requested. Just unbelievable!!!! Thank you for MAKING THE PARTY!
Jessica Randall (Zimmermann)
P.S. We have two more sons after Jake. Two more Bar Mitzvah parties to throw. You're hired!!!
June 1, 2013 "You guys really made the night special..."
Tim, I just wanted to thank you and your band again for an amazing wedding. You guys really made the night special and everyone has been telling us how the band was incredible or was the best wedding band they have ever seen. We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate it and are grateful you made this night so wonderful for us and all our friends and family. Is it possible to get a copy of the song playlist for us to have?
This band is the absolute best. They will keep your guests dancing the entire night. I know today most people use a DJ but there is nothing like an excellent band to add that special flavor to your celebration. My guests were blown away by the music, the floor was always packed. Those that were not dancers were equally entertained by the showmanship of the musicians. This is a top ten band, if you’re looking for a band, don't look anywhere else.
June 29, 2013 "They will keep your guests dancing the entire night."
June 9, 2013 "...even learned 3-4 songs specifically for us."
To say that they were beyond amazing would be an understatement. It has been a month and people are still talking about how incredible the band was. They were very amenable to any musical requests and even learned 3-4 songs specifically for us. They were friendly, outgoing, and absolute super stars.
The "S" Engagement Party was a great 'Gatsby' success thanks to all of you!
I cannot thank all of you enough for your hard work and dedication to this event!
In the words of The "S" Family the night was "EPIC!"
Thank you again and I look forward to working with all of you again soon!
Christine Paul, CSEP
Owner, Principal Planner
Christine Paul Events, Inc.
July 20, 2013 "...the night was EPIC!"
September 28, 2012 "...the best entertainment in the business!"
July 6, 2013 "...The energy was amazing the whole night"
Dore and Tim and the team at NYC Swing is the best! We booked them right away after seeing them perform at a friends wedding. It was the simplest decision we made during the wedding process. We chose a very obscure song for our first dance and the band learned the song in the exact way that we had wanted it played. Tim came to our apartment before the wedding and sat down with us to figure out what songs we wanted played at different points of the wedding. Once we met with him we felt so relaxed - the wedding had become so real! They helped us figure out the best configuration of pieces for the band within our budget and when the day of the wedding came, they blew everyone away. The venue had a stage which made it difficult for the band to interact with the guests but they made a point to come down to the dance floor and party with us. The energy was amazing the whole night and they truly knew what songs worked with the crowd. I had a whole list of songs that I wanted played and they did their best to play the favorites. I learned that the band knew better than me - so just let them do their thing - it will be amazing if you do! You will not be disappointed with this rocking band!!!
I hate the word "Awesome" but there is no better word to describe your performance the other night. This was an adult party for our 50th wedding anniversary and your team was what made it work.
We have had dozens of calls from attendees and everyone commented on how great the music was. People who have not danced in years got up on the floor and couldn't sit down. You picked up on the songbook suggestions we sent you, augmented it with some great performances and responded to requests with each piece sounding great. Roz Brown is an unbelievably great talent and Dore is the life of the group. Every musician was first class. Our party planner who had suggested New York City Swing to us was a guest at the party and she was relieved and as impressed as the rest of us. The coordination with the hotel staff was terrific. This was an event to remember. Not sure about the second coming of our 50th but we certainly hope to use your group in the future and to suggest them to others. Thanks for an awesome evening.
September 10, 2013 "Every musician was first class."
October 25, 2013
Wow, Dore - you and the entire New York City Swing are superb!!!! You are amazing and created magic! Courtney and Vinal's wedding was spectacular thanks to you. You got everyone to dance the entire night and your performance and interaction with our guests was more than I could ever imagine. Words can not describe our gratitude - you created memories that will be with all of us forever.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
October 19, 2013
My husband and I were not easy when it came to the music for our wedding. We each had some very specific requests for certain songs--whether it was walking down the aisle, dancing with our mother or father or entering the reception. We also made it clear that all generations needed to be represented when it came to the songs played. Not only did Phil come to our apartment and listen to all our 'requirements', he respected them completely. He even checked in on us a few days before, just to make sure we were doing alright! In the end, the music perfectly represented the party we hoped to throw except... it far exceeded our expectations.
Phil and his band mates were amazing. They played and sang non-stop. They looked like they were having a great time, which really meant that all of our guests could let loose and have an incredible time. Our dance floor was packed. Everyone that we have spoken with in the month since has said that our band was above and beyond incredible. So many have commented that they have never before encountered a band as great as ours and they had the most wonderful time dancing and listening to the music. From start to finish, Big City Swing was the best decision we made when it came to planning our wedding. Thank you SO much!
Julie & Brandon
October 26, 2013
Uptown Swing was AMAZING!!!!!!! They were on fire – the dance floor was packed from the first set to the last. Our meeting with Mick was wonderful. He listened to our likes and dislikes and the song list reflected that. I cant wait to write a glowing review on Facebook and Wedding Wire for you!
Thank you for a wonderful night and an overall exceptional experince!
Nora and Dave