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Hold on and let NEW YORK MINUTE take you for a ride! New York Minute is a collection of seasoned musicians from a variety of backgrounds who can help you create the perfect event. Their diverse repertoire can enhance every aspect of your party, leaving you with a lasting impression that you will be telling your family and friends about for years to come.

Nothing goes better with family, friends and good food than great music! The personal touch of live musicians makes any party vibrant and exciting. Whether it's a full horn section bringing Duke Ellington & Glenn Miller's music to life, or their phenomenal vocalists singing The Temptations & James Brown, New York Minute can put your party into overdrive or smooth it out with sophisticated rhythms.

NYM prides themselves on their ability to provide the best musical entertainment to please every one of your guests, taking the time to discuss your needs and work out what will really work best for you. They are dedicated to making you smile and enjoy every moment of your affair, from the first hello to the last dance.

Established for over 10 years, this versatile, well-rehearsed group has played for special events all over the country including Boston, Houston, West Palm Beach, New York and Philadelphia.

They have also traveled internationally performing to rave reviews in the Bahamas, Jamaica and Paris! Some of the band's most recent performances / appearances include Robert Downey Jr's wedding with special guest performers "Sting", "Billy Joel" and "Simon Philips"as well as "Joan Rivers" at Westhampton Beach Art Center; The Maury show - "Wedding Of The Year"; The Poland Spring Marathon and The NYC Marathon Finish Line. NYM has also been featured in The NY Times as well as Manhattan Bride. Some of their musicians have toured with national acts such as Rob Thomas, Eric Clapton and Janet Jackson, just to name a few.

New York Minute will keep you dancing 'til dawn with their exceptional vocals and infectious rhythms. Hold on and let New York Minute take you for the musical ride of your life!


Dear Bill, I cannot possibly thank you enough for all that you did to ensure my 40th celebration was a huge success! Your band played fabulous sets of music that absolutely everyone loved, and the sound was just amazing. Regardless of the type of music you played, your sound was just as good as the original and sometimes even better! Your singers are so engaging, and really got everyone moving on the dance floor. The dance floor was packed the entire night and I truly have you to thank for that. What a great group! I also want to thank you for making the planning so easy. You were extremely pleasant and professional to work with, and made me feel comfortable that I was going to be happy from the first time I spoke to you. Your band truly exceeded all my expectations and each and every one of my guests, ranging from the young to the old, commented on how great you were. I am so happy that I was able to have you at my party and I look forward to my next big family event because I would plan it around your playing it! I am the first to recommend you, and hopefully will see you at some fun events soon in Florida. Thanks for making me so happy last Saturday.

Best Regards, Sharon Prolow

Hi Bill, Thank you so much for checking in with us to see how things went at our wedding on Saturday night. The band was absolutely fabulous!! We knew that they were a quality group going into the event, and they definitely followed through on delivering the best product possible. We got so many compliments about them at the wedding and that says a lot coming from our guests - most of us are musicians, so we were a tough crowd to please. The drummer played a solo that was out of this world, and the guitarist played a solo that wowed our socks off!! We didn't have many specifications as far as what to play and what not to play - we put a lot of faith into the band to make appropriate musical selections, and they were terrific at reading the crowd. We saw couples dancing who have never danced before - including my mother!!! Some of our guests said that our wedding was the best wedding they have ever attended, and while all of our other vendors were top notch, we attribute most of it to the dynamite band. They were flawless! We'll definitely recommend them to people in the future - we already know of some couples who were interested in getting their card. Thank you so much for everything and please pass our sincere compliments onto the band.

Sincerely, Celeste & John

Saturday was the best party I have ever been to!!! You guys brought the house down! I knew you would. I will forever be grateful. Thank you so much. You rock!


Hi Bill, Thank you so much for everything you did for Eric and me at our wedding this weekend! We had a great time! We are so thrilled with your performance! Thanks again for giving us memories that will last a lifetime!

Best, Leslie and Eric Fields

Bill, First of all, I want to say THANK YOU very much from both Linda and myself. We had a phenomenal time Saturday night and the band was one of the primary reasons all of our guests left happy. I can't begin to tell you how many of my guests said "that was the best band I've ever seen at a wedding or any event". You and the rest of the team did a great job. Many people especially liked the way members of the band came out onto the dance floor. Very cool. Secondly, I want to offer my assistance in any way to you. I will keep your band in mind when we have upcoming events at Microsoft. Also, if you have any potential clients that want to hear from a previous client on their experience with the band, I will gladly be a positive reference for you. Thanks again and I'll be in touch in the future,

Bill & Linda Corrigan

Bill, I haven't had a chance to formally thank you. YOU GUYS WERE AWESOME!!!!! I can't tell you how many people came up to me saying that it was the best wedding band they had seen . .. and that it made the evening a blast. I really appreciate your professionalism along the way .. . and most importantly the performance itself. Beyond being incredible musicians, you were all good sports about my friends storming the stage and trying to steal the show . . .. I appreciate your patience and understanding in that regard.

Thank you so much, Mike PS: Not that you guys need any help getting gigs, but if you ever need a reference, please fell free to contact me.

Hi Bill, I just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU to you and the rest of the band members- for a fantastic performance at our wedding! My husband and I had a wonderful time, and we thought you did an awesome job with our first dance song: Chasing Cars. Not only that, but it was clear that the guests enjoyed dancing and listening as well. After the wedding we received so many complements on the music- and we could only agree! Having the band perform was one of the best decisions we made-you guys really set the mood exactly how we imagined! Thanks again for all your hard work- and hope to see you soon.

Taryn Sarstedt-Ferrera


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