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Carelli Collective

Bedford Hills , NY
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LOCATION

52 Park Avenue
Bedford Hills, NY 10507 US (map)

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914-242-0540

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ABOUT US

Former Rainbow Room bandleader and Ray Charles trombonist Gerard Carelli will make planning easy and you proud. Carelli Collective is a vetted array of New York's most popular DJs,... Read more
Former Rainbow Room bandleader and Ray Charles trombonist Gerard Carelli will make planning easy and you proud. Carelli Collective is a vetted array of New York's most popular DJs, soloists bands and orchestras for weddings, corporate events and fundraisers. Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Agency
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians), Medium (4-6 musicians), Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Calypso, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Unlike most bands, we come dressed to your event like a guest. Men typically wear a tuxedo, white or black formal shirt and either black bow tie or long black tie. Other options are available.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Visit our YouTube video channel with LIVE music samples. If we can invite you to an event we will.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes, we'll learn up to two (2) totally new songs to our already extensive repertoire.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
Depending on the size of the band/orchestra we'll need anywhere from 1-3 hours for setup.
How much space do you usually require?
We have some basic size requirements depending on the size of the group you're having.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
We have some very handsome music stands with our logo unless you request otherwise.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We can provide any kind of lighting or staging you require. Just let us know.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
We don't typically talk between songs but we act as your emcee for the night should you require it. Everything is done with class.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
We know the "money" tunes that get everyone on the dance floor. If no one is dancing and everyone is happy we don't force the issue by over playing the music. If it's dancing you want, it's dancing you'll get.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We typically provide "continuous" music by spelling the musicinas so there's always someone playing during a course and everyone is back when it's time to dance. If you're not eating, you should be dancing.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
If we have at least two chordal; instruments (guitar or piano) we can provide continuous music. We do have the capability to play recorded music if you should require or prefer.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
We have an extensive network of musicians so you are always covered.
What is your overtime rate?
It is typically between 10-15% of the total per half hour.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
If we are outside 50 miles of New York City charges apply.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
We require between 25-50% of the total.

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The band was EXTRAORDINARY!! They varied the sets to include many favorites,
ranging over rock and roll oldies to the most current songs. They played off of each other and kept an eye on the crowd to be sure to pace the dancing.
When the time came for the music to stop, the dance floor was filled with people still ready to boogy. Parting words from our guests were, "Over the top," "Where did you find them?" "I want to take that band home with me!"
The band was EXTRAORDINARY!! They varied the sets to include many favorites,
ranging over rock and roll oldies to the Read more...
The band was EXTRAORDINARY!! They varied the sets to include many favorites,
ranging over rock and roll oldies to the most current songs. They played off of each other and kept an eye on the crowd to be sure to pace the dancing.
When the time came for the music to stop, the dance floor was filled with people still ready to boogy. Parting words from our guests were, "Over the top," "Where did you find them?" "I want to take that band home with me!" Read less
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April
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
The band completely understood the type of wedding reception we had envisioned. They had a great feel for the crowd and played the most perfect music. Our family and friends loved them and are still raving. We are so happy we found them and we would recommend them for future weddings without hesitation.
The band completely understood the type of wedding reception we had envisioned. They had a great feel for the crowd and Read more...
The band completely understood the type of wedding reception we had envisioned. They had a great feel for the crowd and played the most perfect music. Our family and friends loved them and are still raving. We are so happy we found them and we would recommend them for future weddings without hesitation. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
What a party! The Gerard Carelli Orchestra is the absolute best! Sophisticated, contemporary, classic, classy, polished, thoroughly professional in every way. Great musicians, engaging vocals. They sounded great and looked great. Gerard kept the party moving seamlessly and the dance floor filled all night. Everybody from our 12 year old nephew to my 88 year old father danced the night away. Sheer musical genius. Gerard knows how to give the crowd just what they want. Nobody wanted to leave, so we kept the orchestra playing. As parents of the groom, and the ones responsible for hiring the band, the most frequently heard comment was, "That was the best wedding I have ever been to!" Thanks, Gerard.
What a party! The Gerard Carelli Orchestra is the absolute best! Sophisticated, contemporary, classic, classy, polished, Read more...
What a party! The Gerard Carelli Orchestra is the absolute best! Sophisticated, contemporary, classic, classy, polished, thoroughly professional in every way. Great musicians, engaging vocals. They sounded great and looked great. Gerard kept the party moving seamlessly and the dance floor filled all night. Everybody from our 12 year old nephew to my 88 year old father danced the night away. Sheer musical genius. Gerard knows how to give the crowd just what they want. Nobody wanted to leave, so we kept the orchestra playing. As parents of the groom, and the ones responsible for hiring the band, the most frequently heard comment was, "That was the best wedding I have ever been to!" Thanks, Gerard. Read less
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Jonathan
Wedding:
12/16/2012
5.0/5.0
I realize that giving the highest possible rating in every category might cause some to be dismissive of this review but we honestly feel that Gerard Carelli and his band was truly outstanding and met and exceeded all of our expectations. Countless guests commented throughout the evening and after the event on how terrific the band was. Our venue was pretty small and we managed to have a lot of folks on a crowded dance floor throughout and even in the small space folks who wanted to carry on conversations elsewhere were able to do so without the music drowning them out. Lastly, the band was, as we requested, unobtrusive without any cheesy exhortations, yet had a nice casual and friendly rapport with us and the guests. We could not have imagined a better fit for us, and would highly recommend this band for others.
I realize that giving the highest possible rating in every category might cause some to be dismissive of this review but Read more...
I realize that giving the highest possible rating in every category might cause some to be dismissive of this review but we honestly feel that Gerard Carelli and his band was truly outstanding and met and exceeded all of our expectations. Countless guests commented throughout the evening and after the event on how terrific the band was. Our venue was pretty small and we managed to have a lot of folks on a crowded dance floor throughout and even in the small space folks who wanted to carry on conversations elsewhere were able to do so without the music drowning them out. Lastly, the band was, as we requested, unobtrusive without any cheesy exhortations, yet had a nice casual and friendly rapport with us and the guests. We could not have imagined a better fit for us, and would highly recommend this band for others. Read less
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Sandra
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I would like to say That Gerard Carelli Orquestra were great at our wedding day!... He was very accomodating and willing to play some new songs for us!!! We did not see them perform somewhere else, but by just meeting in person and listening to his backbround we felt pretty comfortable having them as our band for our wedding day. On the day of, the band was excellent and provided the perfect touch to our wedding. Our guests were very happy and we were happy to see everyone on the dance floor.
I would like to say That Gerard Carelli Orquestra were great at our wedding day!... He was very accomodating and willing Read more...
I would like to say That Gerard Carelli Orquestra were great at our wedding day!... He was very accomodating and willing to play some new songs for us!!! We did not see them perform somewhere else, but by just meeting in person and listening to his backbround we felt pretty comfortable having them as our band for our wedding day. On the day of, the band was excellent and provided the perfect touch to our wedding. Our guests were very happy and we were happy to see everyone on the dance floor. Read less
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Cramer
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
The band was wonderful. They kept our guests on the dance floor and everyone had as great time. One of my guests even commented that this was the best wedding band she'd ever heard. They were amazing.
The band was wonderful. They kept our guests on the dance floor and everyone had as great time. One of my guests even Read more...
The band was wonderful. They kept our guests on the dance floor and everyone had as great time. One of my guests even commented that this was the best wedding band she'd ever heard. They were amazing. Read less
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Laurie
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Booking this orchestra was the best thing I ever did. A band can make or break a wedding and they definitely made the wedding! Everyone was up on the dance floor and singing along all day. It was wonderful to see everyone having such a wonderful time...me included..the bride's mother. I was up there just as much as everyone else. I would recommend this orchestra to everyone!
Booking this orchestra was the best thing I ever did. A band can make or break a wedding and they definitely made the Read more...
Booking this orchestra was the best thing I ever did. A band can make or break a wedding and they definitely made the wedding! Everyone was up on the dance floor and singing along all day. It was wonderful to see everyone having such a wonderful time...me included..the bride's mother. I was up there just as much as everyone else. I would recommend this orchestra to everyone! Read less
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murphysmamma
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Gerard Carelli Orchestra is amazing! They're incredibly versatile and sound great playing all genres of music. For our cocktail hour, they provided us with a jazz trio that added perfectly to the ambiance. The full band played for the reception, with continuous music throughout the whole night. We had many of our guests tell us that it was the best band they'd heard. They even took it upon themselves to learn a few new songs for us.
Gerard Carelli Orchestra is amazing! They're incredibly versatile and sound great playing all genres of music. For our Read more...
Gerard Carelli Orchestra is amazing! They're incredibly versatile and sound great playing all genres of music. For our cocktail hour, they provided us with a jazz trio that added perfectly to the ambiance. The full band played for the reception, with continuous music throughout the whole night. We had many of our guests tell us that it was the best band they'd heard. They even took it upon themselves to learn a few new songs for us. Read less
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bill
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.9/5.0
Gerard and the orchestra are true professionals.From day one metting with Gerard, to the wedding day of my daughter, it was was pleasure to work with Gerard.The music just kept playing and got better through out our daughters reception.All of our guest Ive talk to have said the orchestra was fantastic.I hold Gerard in the elite of professionals when it comes to wedding performances.Thanks again from the bottom of my heart,you perfrormance was above our expetations.Bill............
Gerard and the orchestra are true professionals.From day one metting with Gerard, to the wedding day of my daughter, it Read more...
Gerard and the orchestra are true professionals.From day one metting with Gerard, to the wedding day of my daughter, it was was pleasure to work with Gerard.The music just kept playing and got better through out our daughters reception.All of our guest Ive talk to have said the orchestra was fantastic.I hold Gerard in the elite of professionals when it comes to wedding performances.Thanks again from the bottom of my heart,you perfrormance was above our expetations.Bill............ Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Outstanding music, service and responsiveness that made for a wonderful evening. I recommend Gerard Carrelli unreservedly. Thank you!
Outstanding music, service and responsiveness that made for a wonderful evening. I recommend Gerard Carrelli unreservedly. Read more...
Outstanding music, service and responsiveness that made for a wonderful evening. I recommend Gerard Carrelli unreservedly. Thank you! Read less
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