The NY Phenoms

The NY Phenoms

A rocking four piece version of the NY Phenoms

The NY Phenoms offers the excitement of a club band, the polished professionalism of society band, and the accessibility of a wedding band. Bonded by a strong collaboration of many years —  a true rarity in the world of generic, fabricated groups — the NY Phenoms love performing live music and love performing together. One of the best groups on the local NY scene, and following its recent collaboration with Washington’s Best, the NY Phenoms are now available for bookings in the Washington DC area.

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

D.J.’s

Thank you for visiting our d.j./mc page.

Weddings can be stressful and expensive.  

We will  do our best to reduce stress and expense

1. Price.   We offer three distinct packages,  each one is a  great value.

Our basic package is  $950 for just the  d.j./mc  $1450 if you choose both d.j. and vocalist m/c.   We assign the d.j. from our staff of competent, energetic and reliable d.j.’s

 This includes five hours of service within 20 miles of Washington D.C. ,  all necessary sound equipment for up to three hundred guests,  lighting,  wireless mics and complete selection of music.

We also offer specific D.J. talent in two higher price ranges, info below.

2. Process.  If you decide to engage our services,  we will send a no obligation written proposal.  There is a 50% deposit when you return the contract, payable by check or credit card.  We do offer a 10% discount if you pay in full at that time.  The remainder is due at the event.

3. Responsive.  We will respond to all your calls and emails within 24 hours.  You may contact us or the d.j. anytime to discuss your event.  We will send an information form to assist in planning.  

We love phone calls!   202.232.4942

$950 Package

Here is a video of Mark D.,  one of our most popular staff  d.j.’s

Choose Your D.J.  $1500 –   $2000

D.J. Bo

I AM A DJ/PRODUCER, HAILING FROM THE DC METROPOLITAN AREA AND CURRENTLY IN ROTATION AT THE PREMIER VENUES IN THE DC MUSIC/NIGHTLIFE CIRCUIT. I INCORPORATE MY VAST MUSICAL BACKGROUND WITH MY TECHNICAL ABILITIES WHEN ROCKING DANCE-FLOORS WHICH HAS LED ME TO DJ PARTIES/EVENTS/BATTLES IN NEW YORK, CALIFORNIA, GEORGIA, AND NORTH CAROLINA, AS WELL AS SHARE A STAGE WITH DRAKE, FUTURE, DAWN RICHARD, AND LIL’ UZI VERT. I PRODUCE ORIGINAL MUSIC AND CREATE REMIXES.  I ALSO TEACH AT THE BEAT REFINERY, WHICH IS THE FIRST OF IT’S KIND DJ/TRUNTABLISM/PRODCUTION SCHOOL IN THE DC, MD, VA AREA. AFTER YEARS OF HONING MY SKILLS IN TURNTABLISM AND ABLETON PRODUCTION, I AM VERY HUMBLED TO BE ABLE TO SHARE WHAT I KNOW TO THE UPCOMING GENERATION  

D.J. Antonio

Choose Your D.J.  $2000 –  $2500