October 21, 2014
Dore DeQuattro and the members of the NYC Swing Band were beyond amazing at our Mom's 80th birthday party. They were complete professionals. They were set up early, engaged the guests, took requests and brought the house down with spectacular sounds -- amazing vocals, great horns and fabulous keyboard support. My Mom was in heaven listening to the songs she has loved all of her life. The combination of the band's range of musical style, friendly personalities and glowing performance make it easy to say that I (or anyone in my large family) would hire these guys again. Hopefully Mom makes it to 90 -- better yet someone should hire them for my 50th next year!
October 11, 2014
Good afternoon Mr. Dequattro,
My wife Linda and I attended Lauren and Claude's wedding on Saturday. Danny and Joan are dear friends and our daughter Staci danced with Lauren when they were teens and that is how we know the family.
I wanted to just take a minute of your time and let you know that you guys were absolutely incredible. The energy the band created in that room was awesome. I have seen my share of bands and shows from Johnny Maestro to Joe Satriani and Prince and you guys just rocked. Danny told me to hold on to my hat and he was right! So please extend our thanks to the entire band for a great time. I was going to compliment and ask Mr. Curtin a question about his amazing guitar playing ( I am still trying) during the cocktail hour but I will have to save it for the next time I see the band.
All the best and thanks again,
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
June 24, 2014
Thank you, thank you for all that you and your crew did to make Steve's 70th birthday party perfect! Your music was exactly what we had hoped for, and your contribution to our celebratory evening was seamlessly perfect. Many, many thanks. Lots of friends have asked for your name and contact information, so I wouldn't be surprised if your in-box starts getting very crowded! I look forward to our next special event, so that we can invite you to join us once again! Thanks, and all the very best,
May 31, 2014
I was at my friend's wedding last weekend and I wanted to say that your band was amazing! It seemed it was all we talked about after the reception besides how happy the bride and groom were! I was amazed when the groom's table sang an impromtu version of "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" by the Beatles and the keyboardist, guitarist and bassist just jumped right into that immediately! Especially since it's not a more popular Beatles song, it amazed me how they picked it up and joked how it was a tough act to follow! I've never heard Don't Stop Believin' sound so funky and fresh for a song you always hear on the radio. Plus that was the best performance of Shout I have ever heard! The singer was dancing with us and in the crowd. I like how he made fun of the old guys who couldn't get as low as us young people! He really brought energy to the song. You guys seamlessly transitioned from one song to another and jumping through different genres of music. You guys are simply the best!
Chris (Catherine & Drew's Wedding)