Amaretto Band


AMARETTO is one of the East Coast’s premier wedding, party and corporate event combos. A leader in the field of top quality band entertainment since 1987, AMARETTO has performed at hundreds of prestigious events, from New York and Chicago to Nashville and Washington DC. Dozens of rave reviews confirm that AMARETTO guarantees the excitement and energy of impeccable live performance, presenting the best music for all tastes… from Standards, Soul and Rock ‘n Roll, to Big Band, Disco, Cool Jazz and the latest Hot Hits.

Led by former Georgetown University Band Director David Fletcher, with members based in New York and Washington DC., AMARETTO players have shared stages with countless music stars including The Pointer Sisters, Ke$ha, Wynonna Judd, The Four Tops, The Spinners, The Bee Gees, The Hollies, Gerry Mulligan and Charles Mingus. With a vast repertoire, three dynamic lead vocalists, full horn and rhythm sections, DJ and sound lighting production,

AMARETTO is available 5 to 10 piece, now booking throughout the USA. 

Book the band direct  –  contact David Fletcher, band leader 


For more information please visit our website

Demo video with live wedding footage recorded May  2017

live footage from June 2018




“The band’s performance exceeded our expectations. They were easy to work with, friendly and perfectly matched the music to the wedding guests. They nailed the first dance as well as the father and daughter dance. Then their song choices and timing filled the dance floor from their first song to the last one at end of the night.Great voices, great music, and perfect song choices helped to create the perfect wedding celebration. I would strongly recommend Amaretto to anyone looking for a great dance band for their wedding.”

“Everything went extremely well from our perspective, you all sounded great, and I’m going to be sure keep you in mind for any brides (specifically) who might ask for referrals. Thank you for everyone’s help.”
—  (from venue manager, Anderson House, DC)

“The group was truly sensational. A very talented and professional group of accomplished performers who, by the end of the evening, were part of the family and the experience. Family and friends who hadn’t seen a dance floor in decades were young again and the younger set was just as thrilled.

“The number of compliments on Amaretto started during the party and hasn’t stopped since. We have three daughters so unless they want me to sing at their weddings, which is highly unlikely, I suspect we’ll see the group again.”

“Amaretto was AMAZING! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the band. One of the highlights of the wedding. I will definitely recommend to all of my friends and family.”

[The band’s management] was responsive and flexible throughout the planning process. You are in good hands with the Amaretto gang. Would highly recommend.”

“Just attended a family wedding in St. Louis with many of the same people who were at my daughter’s wedding in DC this past August. I wanted to pass along the comments and compliments of these family members who could not stop talking about ‘our’ band and how wonderful they were. One couple said they were the best band they had ever heard. Even our LA relatives loved Amaretto and considering the availability of entertainers in LA, that’s quite a compliment. The wedding this weekend had all the elements for a good party, the venue was great, the food delicious and the crowd was young and willing to dance. But they did not have the level of participation we had at my daughter’s wedding. I didn’t realize at the time, how special it was. Just wanted to let you and the band know, even two months after the fact, people are still talking about them!”

“Just wanted to thank you for the outstanding job Amaretto did at Andrea’s wedding.The major comment we heard from all our friends and family was how great the band was and how did we find them! The band can make or break a party and our music kept the party jumping. The supreme compliment was how many people were still there at the end and how many asked the band to keep playing! Kudos to all the band members.”
— 8/9/14

“We had high expectations of Amaretto based on what we had heard in their online demo and what we had seen during a site visit at a corporate event at which they performed this winter in downtown DC. On Saturday night, they exceeded our highest expectations and then some. Their sound was spectacular across the broad range of musical genres they performed throughout the evening. Their energy, excitement, and enthusiasm was infectious. Proof of their skill, talent, and passion was evident at night’s end with a fully-filled dance floor of with sweat-soaked, smiling, and laughing guests screaming, whistling, and and chanting in unison for an encore. I can’t count the number of compliments and superlatives used to describe the the band from friends and family. Please thank them for helping make our wedding day a special occasion that we will forever cherish in our memories.”
— 7/12/14

“Amaretto is probably one of, if not the best, wedding band I have ever had the pleasure of hearing, and believe me, I’ve been attending weddings for many, many years. Amaretto played at my daughter’s wedding on June 8, 2014. From start to finish, from the hiring process to the end of a wonderful celebration, Amaretto was amazing. [T]he band leader was easy to work with, flexible, and accommodating. He initiated, and maintained, communication with my daughter throughout the planning phases of the wedding, played the music the couple wanted, and even communicated with and supported me in my efforts to choreograph and carry out a flashmob at the wedding (which was a huge success!). The band is incredibly talented and played such great music that the dance floor was full every time the band played their sets.

“An interesting anecdote will communicate how good this band is. I was doing some legwork to help my daughter find a band for the wedding. I narrowed down my search to 3 or 4 bands, and my daughter and her then-fiance went to see the bands. They were very interested in Amaretto — it was their top priority — but right before I agreed to hire them, a friend of mine, who had been in the band-hiring business in previous years, said that he’d been to a wedding in Washington, DC, and heard a band that was incredible. I waited to hear the name of that band, thinking that perhaps there was one better than Amaretto. When I heard from him that the band he had heard was, in fact, Amaretto, I immediately contacted [them] and hired the band!

“Do yourself a favor and hire this band. Don’t necessarily go through the various agents who offer Amaretto’s services… go onto their website and contact [them] directly. [They’re] a pleasure to work with and you will absolutely be thrilled with this band.”
— 6/8/14

Dueling Guitars

Dueling Guitars

is the strongest duo combination as both guitarists can lead, accompany and improvise.  The cost for a two hour performance is  $600. 

Below is video  of two of our best guitarists. 

Dominick Petrellese,  lead guitarist in our flagship band Amaretto,  graduated magna cum laude from the Berkeley School of Music and served as the music director on cruise lines.  [more info about Amaretto and Dominick]

Eric Waters  graduated from George Mason University, receiving a Bachelor of Music Degree with a concentration in Classical Guitar Performance. Eric’s vocal and instrumental compositions have received prizes in both regional and national competitions causing him to be nominated and serve as a judge in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contests.  [more info about Eric]





Our videographers are a select group of talented rising directors who provide the highest quality video-journalism at reasonable rates.

Our coverage is unobtrusive and tasteful, respecting the privacy and dignity of your event, while capturing the day in a fresh, contemporary, and appealing way.

The video clips are simply to give you a sense of our style and approach. 

Please note that this footage has been modified so that it will play on most computers.

It does not replicate the quality of a full resolution DVD.

Choosing any wedding/event service can be challenging and stressful.

We can help by providing insight, suggestions, and  the names of other videographers if we are not the right choice for you.

Our most popular  $500 package includes three hours of coverage,  music, photos, titles in intro,  three dvd copies.  Additional time is $75 per half hour.

For more information visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Here are some reviews of our work  Videography Reviews

Call us anytime at 202.232.4942 or email us at

or request a no obligation proposal at this link    request video contract

This is an example of most of our wedding videos : 

documentary style one camera shoot with minimal editing and effects.

This is an example of a video with some effects and transitions  we can add at your request.
“Thank you so much for the terrific job you and your musicians/videograher did on our wedding. The music was wonderful and professionally done. And the video turned out really well. We’ve all enjoyed watching it many times.”  Dr. and Mrs. Chris M.
“Thank you for having this video service with a professional quality and affordable price. We are so happy we chose you to videotape our wedding. We will “spread the word” and recommend your company as we encounter other upcoming marriages.” Debbi and Bruce C.
“Just wanted to thank you for the video services you provided for us to help us capture the most beautiful and memorable evening in our lives. We appreciate the hard work you put in throughout the evening, and it really paid off because the video came out great.”  Gabrielle S.
Once you have decided to engage our services,  and we hope you do,
please fill out the request contract form.