Top of the Rock Band

Top of the Rock band

Price Range  $2500 –   $4000

The product of an intense collaboration of two  of New York City’s most accomplished vocalists joined by three outstanding instrumentalists on keyboard, drums and guitar. Top of the Rock is quite simply the top when it comes to rock – and so much more.  Delivering continuous high energy and dance,  this New York based party band, Top of the Rock offers a wide ranging appeal from the latest in hip hop and R n’ B, to now classic 80’s and 90’s hits to Motown and swing.  We also offer an “unplugged” set featuring acoustic guitar, string bass and percussion.

For more info contact the band leader,  David Fletcher  917.566.3779   washbest@gmail.com

Video Demo

Behind the Scenes  with Top of the Rock

Amaretto Band

AMARETTO, the best wedding top 40 dance band serving Washington and New York, brings the excitement of an authentic club band to the intimacy of a private event. The group has been featured at major venues in Washington, DC, Baltimore, New York, Richmond, Nashville, and Chicago.

AMARETTO has opened for or appeared with many national name acts including Winonna Judd, The Four Tops, the Spinners, and the Pointer Sisters, and many more. This uniquely talented dance band includes two dynamic lead vocalists and full horn and rhythm sections. The Amaretto Band performs frequently in Washington and New York.

Book the band direct  –  contact David Fletcher, band manager  212.227.3032  washbest@gmail.com

For more information please visit our website  www.amarettoband.com

 

Reviews

“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.”
— 1/3/15

“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.”
— 12/13/14 (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.”
— 11/29/14

“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.”
— 10/25/14

“We love Amaretto!! This band was used back in 2006 at my sister’s wedding so it was only natural we re-enlist them for my own big day given how incredibly talented they are. We always loved the female lead singer, but the band had a new male lead—Brandon—whose voice and emcee spirit were wonderful. All our guests were singing the band praises all night. They hyped up the energy ensuring everyone was on the dance floor – even folks who you’d typically not find out there. People were so into the music, they were requesting songs left and right (though the band couldn’t necessarily play them – but just goes to show how much people were enjoying themselves).

The band also learned the song for our father/daughter dance and performed it flawlessly.

[The band’s management] was responsive and flexible throughout the planning process. You are in good hands with the Amaretto gang. Would highly recommend.”
— 9/6/14

“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!”
— 8/9/14

“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

The Rockits

The Rockits

 Five piece Rockits $1500 –   $2000

………………………………………..

Six piece with sax  $1800 –  $2500

THE ROCKITS…

 Robin, Billy, Phil, Mike, Peter

and direct from Hawaii, ‘Eyes’ on sax! 

​​SIX professionals from top DC, MD, VA combos.  The Best ‘Boomer Rock’ and ‘Party Pop’ from these DC area favorites!          

A FUN, reliable, versatile, affordable wedding, corporate, club, party band featuring 250 classic songs in all genres! POP, Funk, Rock, Country, Motown, Disco, R’nB and Soul. And good time Rock ‘n Roll!  Satisfaction guaranteed.

………………………………………………….

From the leader of the band

I’m Peter Grattan, an international entertainer,  performer and former TV producer / director with TVNZ, BBC, COMCAST and  NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.

My talented singing partner ROBIN BROWN and I specialize in Music and Video production, from parties and weddings to corporate events and cruises, performing two to seven piece.  

We love to make Music, with experienced, top musicians in the D.C. area. We aim to bring YOU the very Best in Entertainment.

Recent engagements have include a season as the singing drummer with top Beach Boys tribute STILL SURFIN’, jazz at GU, DC Convention Center, Dutch, Swedish, Australian embassies, steel drums at The Hilton, lavish weddings and drumming with The Star Spangled Dixieland Band at The Natural History Museum. Recent clubs include JVs, Lost Rhino, Paradiso, Mac Dowells, Blu 1681 and Vera’s. And we play fun private parties, reunions and galas. Most recently, RSVP BAND played the NACE DC ’80s GALA. Enjoy the video below. I recently backed KE$HA at The Planned Parenthood Convention in DC. We recently formed THE DYLZ and THE FABZ, our Bob Dylan / Beatles tributes. A real crowd pleaser, 40 songs by Bob and friends, 5 to 8 performers with sold out shows at JAMMIN’ JAVA.   

The PG AND ROBIN duo is ideal for cruise ships, we are as happy playing locally or to be on a plane, bound for a beach wedding in Florida or corporate function in Cabo. In February we’ll be performing in Australia and NZ… 

We offer a variety of combos, each perfect for that special occasion, be it a wedding, party, bar, club, soiree or corporate event. And if you need a video produced, I’m your man!

I look forward to our meeting and my customizing the music affordably, professionally and reliably… especially for YOU.

PLAY LIST

ROBIN:

ANGEL MORNING a

BABY ITS YOU

BACK CHAIN GANG d/e

BARBRANN g

BE MY BABY e

BIRTHDAY a

BLACK VELVET dm

BLUE BAYOU c

BRASS IN POCKET a

CALL ME dm

CANT BUY ME LOVE c

CHAIN OF FOOLS c

CHAINS / CHAPEL d

DA DO RON RON / HEATWAVE d

DANCIN STREET

DAY TRIPPER e

DIFFERENT DRUM c

DREAMS  fg

EXS AND OHS em

FIRE d

GET DOWN TONITE / GET DOWN ON IT em

GET READY  dm

GIMME 1 REASON g

GIMME SME LOVING e

GIRLS WANNA FUN d

HARDEN MY HEART bm

IF NOT FOR U c

I GOT U BABE ff#

I HERD GRAPEVINE dm

I LOVE RNR e

I LOVE NITELIFE c/d

ITS SO EASY   e

ITS TOO LATE BABY am

I WANT U WANT ME c

LIGHTS d

LOVE POTION 9  bm

LOVE SNEAKIN UP d

MAKE U FEEL MY LUV c

OOO BABY g

SAY U LOVE ME a

SHES NOT THERE am

SMOOTH OPRATOR dm

SOMEBODY 2 LOVE em

SOME KIND WFUL d

STHING TALK ABOUT g

STILL THE ONE e

THATLL BE DAY

THESE BOOTS…  e

TIDE IS HIGH  c

VENUS em

WALKIN SUNSHINE a

WHAT I LIKE BOUT U e

WHENLL I BE LOVED e

WHERE LOVE GO c

WILL U STILL LOVE ME c

YOU MAKE ME FEEL d/e

BILLY:

ADDICTED TO LUV a

AINT NO SUNSHINE am

AINT TOO PROUD c

AMERICAN GIRL d

AUTHORITY SONG d

BACK IN USSR a

BAD CASE e

BAD LEROY g

BLACK MAGIC WMN dm

BREAKDOWN

BRKHOUSE / LADI NITE

CALL ME BREEZE

CANT GET ENOUGH c

CARIBBEAN QUEEN

DESPERADO G

FOOL AROUND FELL c

GIMME 3 STEPS d

GLORY DAYS g

HOLD ON IM COMIN

HONKY TONK WMN g

HOW SWEET IT IS g

HURT SO GOOD a

I SHOT SHERIFF gm

IMAGINE c

IN MIDNITE HOUR c

INTO THE MYSTIC

JENNY 8675309

JB GOODE a

KNOCK WOOD d

LA GRANGE

LONG TRAIN gm

LOVE ONE WITH c

LYIN EYES g

MONY MONY

MOONDANCE am

MUSTANG SALLY  c

MY GIRL c/d

OLD TIME RNR d

ONE WAY OUT  a

PEACEFUL EASY e

PINK CADI  e

PLAY FUNKY MUSIC e

PRIDE N JOY

PROUD MARY  d

ROADHOUSE  e

ROCK THIS TOWN d

ROCKY MT WAY e

SOULMAN e/f

SOUTHBOUND c

STAND BY ME g

SUPERSTITION / SHAKY GROUND e

SWEET EMOTION

SWEET HOME BAMA g

TAKE IT EASY g

TEQUILA SUNRISE g

THRILL IS GONE bm

TUSH

TWIST N SHOUT d

TWO TICKETS PARA

WAY U DO THINGS DO

WE GOTTA GET OUT e

WILD NITE em

WONDERFUL TONITE g

YOU LOST LOVIN FEEL  c

YOUNGBLOOD a

YOUR MAMA DANCE c

PETE:

AFTER MIDNITE a

ALL DAY ALLA NITE g

BAD MOON RISING c/d

BALLAD JOHNYOKO e

BANG ON DRUM c

BLU S / HND DOG a/c

BORN 2 BE WILD e

BROWNEYED GIRL g

BROWN SUGAR c

BURNING  LOVE c

CELEBRATION g

CINNAMON GIRL  d

COME TOGETHER am

COUNTRY ROADS  g / WAGON WHEEL a

CRAZY LIL THING d

CROCODILE ROCK g

DEVIL / GOLLY MOLLY c

DOK BAY / BRDWALK g

DISCO INFERNO

DRIVIN MY LIFE AWAY e

EVIL WAYS gm

EVERYDAY PEOPLE g

FOR WHAT WORTH e

GLORIA / LOLA  e

GOOD LOVIN  c

HANG ON SLOOPY etc g

HANKY PANKY a

HAPPY TOGETHER em

HARD DAYS NITE g

HEART OF GOLD em

HENDRIX x 3  e

HEY BABY

HONEY DON’T e

HUSH  c

I FOUGHT LAW g

I HEAR U KNOCKIN

IM A MAN c

I SAW HER STANDING e

IM A BELIEVER g

IM NOT STEP STONE em

ITS ALL OVER NOW g

IVE BEEN HURT a

JET AIRLINER c

JOKER g

JUMP JACK FLASH b

LADY MADONNA a

LAY DOWN SALLY a

LETS GO a

LISTEN TO MUSIC d

LIL SISTER / GET BACK e

LOVE SHACK c

LOW RIDER g

MARGARITAVILLE d

MISS YOU am

MISTER TAM MAN d

MONSTER MASH g

NO P PLACE 2GO g

OB LA DI OB LA DA g

OH PRETTY WOMAN a

PAINT IT BLACK em

PIANO MAN c

REBEL REBEL e

ROCK CLOCK / ROBIN g

ROUTE 66

RUNAROUND SUE c

RUNAWAY am

RUN DOWN DREAM em

SATISFACTION e

SEA CRUZ / GRT BALLS c

SHAKEBOOTY / BSHUZ c

SHAKE RROLL / C  U ALI

SMOOTH

SOMETHING c

SPOOKY em

STAY

START ME UP

STUCK IN MIDDLE d

SUFFRAGETTE CITY a

SWEET CAROLINE c

TAKIN CARE BIZNESS c

THE LETTER am

TIME WONT LET ME g

3 LIL BRDS / REDWINE g

TIRED OF WAITING g

TKT 2 RIDE / 8 DAYS  a/d

TWIST /  LA BAMBA c

UNCHAINED MELODY a

WANDERER c

WEREWOLVES g

WHAT WOND WRLD f

WHITER SHADE c

WHITE WEDDING bm

WILD THING a

WITH LIL HELP FRENZ e

WOOLLY BULLY g

YOU CANT DO THAT g

YOU MAY BE RITE g

YOU NEVA CAN TELL c/d

YOU REALLY GOT ME g

YOU SEND ME  g

PHIL:                         GOOD GIRLS DON’T d

INST:   TEQUILA   * WIPE OUT *   WATERMELON MAN  *  GREEN ONIONS