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Heartbeat Dance Band

New York , NY
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310 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10025 US (map)

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800-545-2825

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ABOUT US

HEARTBEAT DANCE BAND has been providing entertainment to the NY Metro area for over 10 years. Our high-energy dance band features 5 lead vocalists, hot horns and a jammin' rhythm... Read more
HEARTBEAT DANCE BAND has been providing entertainment to the NY Metro area for over 10 years. Our high-energy dance band features 5 lead vocalists, hot horns and a jammin' rhythm section. We will keep your guests dancing all night long with the best music from the Swing to Top 40! See and hear for yourself why NBC 4 NY called Heartbeat Dance Band one of "America's Top Wedding Bands" in the nation! We look forward to hearing from you. Please give us a call @ 800-545-2825 or email Barbara@HeartbeatDanceBand.com! Read less
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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Black Tie or equivalent.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
2 hours.
How much space do you usually require?
12x24
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Not unless we are requested to do so.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Stage lighting, up lighting, DJ lighting
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Yes...we emcee the event.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
We ALWAYS get people dancing by playing the right song at the right time. We will go out into the audience when appropriate. The energy of our band is contagious!
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Our breaks are determined by the service of food. Our belief is that your guests should be eating or dancing. They should always be engaged, dancing in between courses even if it's only for a short time. We do not require that the client provide a meal but it is always appreciated if possible.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
We DJ during all of our breaks.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
After being in business for over 15 years, we have lots of great subs in the event of illness.
What is your overtime rate?
100 per musician per 1/2 hour or 150 per musician for the hour.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Travel fees are determined on an individual basis.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
1000.00 is required with a signed contract.

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Allison
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
AMAZING BAND! Almost every guest I spoke to talked about how amazing the band was. Barbara was extremely organized and talked through a full list of songs we liked and didn't like to make sure the bride and groom were happy with the set list. They even let my brother-in-laws play trumpet with them to introduce the first dance song! They were so flexible and I feel bad that I didn't get to speak with them afterwards to say thank you - but I hope this review makes up for that :) Absolutely would recommend them - and also would definitely tell other couples to add on the saxophone - made SUCH a great difference. Well worth the money!
AMAZING BAND! Almost every guest I spoke to talked about how amazing the band was. Barbara was extremely organized and Read more...
AMAZING BAND! Almost every guest I spoke to talked about how amazing the band was. Barbara was extremely organized and talked through a full list of songs we liked and didn't like to make sure the bride and groom were happy with the set list. They even let my brother-in-laws play trumpet with them to introduce the first dance song! They were so flexible and I feel bad that I didn't get to speak with them afterwards to say thank you - but I hope this review makes up for that :) Absolutely would recommend them - and also would definitely tell other couples to add on the saxophone - made SUCH a great difference. Well worth the money! Read less
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Heartbeat Dance Band responded with the following comments:

It sure does!!! Thank you Allison!! Your wedding was amazing and your family (especially your Dad!) was so much fun!!

All the Best!
Barbara
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
When only the best will do, choose Heartbeat Dance Band for your wedding celebration. We recently hosted our daughter's wedding in Newport, Rhode Island and engaged Heartbeat for the classical ceremony music, background jazz for the cocktail party and dance music for the evening reception. Barbara, the lead female vocalist and manager, masterfully orchestrated every musical detail and order of events with the Bride and Groom. Her listening and leadership with all parties resulted in the perfect flow for the evening and a night to be remembered by all. From the moment the guests entered the ball room, and the moment the Bride and Groom entered with a magical musical introduction and dance, the love and energy flowed through the reception. The music that the band played energized everyone to dance all night long. Heartbeat created a lasting impression with everyone, as our guests are still talking about the "best wedding band ever" as their music lifted the love and energy at the reception higher and higher, as everyone danced the night away. The dance floor is never large enough with Heartbeat entertaining your guests. For the perfect wedding, Heartbeat is the ultimate dance band.
When only the best will do, choose Heartbeat Dance Band for your wedding celebration. We recently hosted our daughter's Read more...
When only the best will do, choose Heartbeat Dance Band for your wedding celebration. We recently hosted our daughter's wedding in Newport, Rhode Island and engaged Heartbeat for the classical ceremony music, background jazz for the cocktail party and dance music for the evening reception. Barbara, the lead female vocalist and manager, masterfully orchestrated every musical detail and order of events with the Bride and Groom. Her listening and leadership with all parties resulted in the perfect flow for the evening and a night to be remembered by all. From the moment the guests entered the ball room, and the moment the Bride and Groom entered with a magical musical introduction and dance, the love and energy flowed through the reception. The music that the band played energized everyone to dance all night long. Heartbeat created a lasting impression with everyone, as our guests are still talking about the "best wedding band ever" as their music lifted the love and energy at the reception higher and higher, as everyone danced the night away. The dance floor is never large enough with Heartbeat entertaining your guests. For the perfect wedding, Heartbeat is the ultimate dance band. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Heartbeat Dance Band provided the entertainment for our daughter's wedding. EVERYONE had a wonderful time dancing to the music. We could not have asked for a more wonderful time. We also had Heartbeat for our first daughter's wedding 9 years ago. They will not disappoint. We all loved the Top 40. Barbara and her band genuinely want all to have a fun and exciting time. They work well and communicate well with the professionals an the venue wherever it may be. We enthusiastically recommend Heartbeat Dance band.
Heartbeat Dance Band provided the entertainment for our daughter's wedding. EVERYONE had a wonderful time dancing to the Read more...
Heartbeat Dance Band provided the entertainment for our daughter's wedding. EVERYONE had a wonderful time dancing to the music. We could not have asked for a more wonderful time. We also had Heartbeat for our first daughter's wedding 9 years ago. They will not disappoint. We all loved the Top 40. Barbara and her band genuinely want all to have a fun and exciting time. They work well and communicate well with the professionals an the venue wherever it may be. We enthusiastically recommend Heartbeat Dance band. Read less
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Ken
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
If you are reading this because you are considering hiring this band do it now before they get booked on the date of your event. We hired them for a wedding and they were by far the best musical entertainment I have ever seen at a wedding. The band itself is amazing and played every song perfect. Sometimes when a band plays a song that was not originally played with instruments it sounds a little off or weird, not with this band. It is easy to see the amount of talent that the members of this band posses and the amount of time that they must spend perfecting their craft. The singers were even better than the band, and to tell you the truth I would not be surprised if one or two of them moved on to bigger things. They were perfectly in tune and pitch was perfect. They made sure that our night flowed seamlessly through the night, and through the serving of food. They are able to sing almost anything, and if they don't know a song, given notice they will learn it for you. As far as dealing with them before the event Barbra who is like the bands manager (also singer in the band) was extremely easy to talk to and returned all emails and phone calls in a timely manor. We never heard the answer no from her. A few days before our wedding we spent quite an amount of time on the phone with her so that she could make sure that any detail within her control was tweaked to our liking. Throughout my wedding one of the things I heard over and over again was where did you find that band they are amazing. Their videos on their website give them no justice they are way and I mean way better in person.
If you are reading this because you are considering hiring this band do it now before they get booked on the date of your Read more...
If you are reading this because you are considering hiring this band do it now before they get booked on the date of your event. We hired them for a wedding and they were by far the best musical entertainment I have ever seen at a wedding. The band itself is amazing and played every song perfect. Sometimes when a band plays a song that was not originally played with instruments it sounds a little off or weird, not with this band. It is easy to see the amount of talent that the members of this band posses and the amount of time that they must spend perfecting their craft. The singers were even better than the band, and to tell you the truth I would not be surprised if one or two of them moved on to bigger things. They were perfectly in tune and pitch was perfect. They made sure that our night flowed seamlessly through the night, and through the serving of food. They are able to sing almost anything, and if they don't know a song, given notice they will learn it for you. As far as dealing with them before the event Barbra who is like the bands manager (also singer in the band) was extremely easy to talk to and returned all emails and phone calls in a timely manor. We never heard the answer no from her. A few days before our wedding we spent quite an amount of time on the phone with her so that she could make sure that any detail within her control was tweaked to our liking. Throughout my wedding one of the things I heard over and over again was where did you find that band they are amazing. Their videos on their website give them no justice they are way and I mean way better in person. Read less
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Taylor
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
One of the best things about my wedding was this band! EVERYONE was dancing all night long, we got so many compliments on them. They were dressed fabulously, the band leader, Barbara was ontop of everything and executed the night perfectly. They were interactive with the guests, even allowing my husband to join in on a few songs- which really got everyone going. All in all, amazing. I would highly suggest them for anyones wedding..they will not dissapoint!
One of the best things about my wedding was this band! EVERYONE was dancing all night long, we got so many compliments on Read more...
One of the best things about my wedding was this band! EVERYONE was dancing all night long, we got so many compliments on them. They were dressed fabulously, the band leader, Barbara was ontop of everything and executed the night perfectly. They were interactive with the guests, even allowing my husband to join in on a few songs- which really got everyone going. All in all, amazing. I would highly suggest them for anyones wedding..they will not dissapoint! Read less
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Heartbeat Dance Band responded with the following comments:

Thank you SOOO much Taylor :)
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Lyla
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Barbara and the entire Heartbeat Dance Band was hands down the best wedding band ever - there was not one guest who didn't comment to me how amazing they were ...the range of music, quality of sound and they played the entire night!! everyone was on the dance floor - so lively and fun and they read the crowd perfectly! they also learned not one but 4 songs for our wedding ... and totally surprised us by learning a new song that we really liked for our send off song! Barbara was incredibly responsive over the 9 months we planned the wedding - and she worked so well with everyone at the country club to make the evening seamless! AND as if they weren't amazing enough - Jen (one of the lead vocalists) learned a beautiful solo for our ceremony. Simply put - they all went above and beyond to make the wedding not only fun but perfect! We hired them after a somewhat random internet search since the 3 NYC bands i knew / liked were all booked and it was THE BEST decision we made. i would reccomend them highly to any local bride ... amazing!!
Barbara and the entire Heartbeat Dance Band was hands down the best wedding band ever - there was not one guest who didn't Read more...
Barbara and the entire Heartbeat Dance Band was hands down the best wedding band ever - there was not one guest who didn't comment to me how amazing they were ...the range of music, quality of sound and they played the entire night!! everyone was on the dance floor - so lively and fun and they read the crowd perfectly! they also learned not one but 4 songs for our wedding ... and totally surprised us by learning a new song that we really liked for our send off song! Barbara was incredibly responsive over the 9 months we planned the wedding - and she worked so well with everyone at the country club to make the evening seamless! AND as if they weren't amazing enough - Jen (one of the lead vocalists) learned a beautiful solo for our ceremony. Simply put - they all went above and beyond to make the wedding not only fun but perfect! We hired them after a somewhat random internet search since the 3 NYC bands i knew / liked were all booked and it was THE BEST decision we made. i would reccomend them highly to any local bride ... amazing!! Read less
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Kathryn
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
The Heartbeat Dance Band is the BEST wedding band! Our guests danced all night--even after the music stopped! Barbara is kind, professional, and accommodating to your wedding wishes. The band exceeded our expectations, we were blown away by how great and talented they were. We received countless compliments on our band and how much fun people had at our wedding--we have Heartbeat to thank!
The Heartbeat Dance Band is the BEST wedding band! Our guests danced all night--even after the music stopped! Barbara is Read more...
The Heartbeat Dance Band is the BEST wedding band! Our guests danced all night--even after the music stopped! Barbara is kind, professional, and accommodating to your wedding wishes. The band exceeded our expectations, we were blown away by how great and talented they were. We received countless compliments on our band and how much fun people had at our wedding--we have Heartbeat to thank! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Barbara was an absolute pleasure to work with! We had so many people rave about the band. We used them for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. They nailed it. Barbara even helped us to really design the flow of the evening (order of events, how long, etc) in coordination with our reception location and we felt like her advice could not have been better. They are such professionals and are extremely talented. We asked for mainly oldies/classics with some recent music too- the last song of the night was Shout and we practically had to drag people (of all ages!) off of the dance floor. We are so appreciative and would highly recommend Heartbeat to anyone!
Barbara was an absolute pleasure to work with! We had so many people rave about the band. We used them for the ceremony, Read more...
Barbara was an absolute pleasure to work with! We had so many people rave about the band. We used them for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. They nailed it. Barbara even helped us to really design the flow of the evening (order of events, how long, etc) in coordination with our reception location and we felt like her advice could not have been better. They are such professionals and are extremely talented. We asked for mainly oldies/classics with some recent music too- the last song of the night was Shout and we practically had to drag people (of all ages!) off of the dance floor. We are so appreciative and would highly recommend Heartbeat to anyone! Read less
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Robin
Wedding:
6/28/2013
5.0/5.0
I recently got married at the New York Botanical Garden and Heartbeat Dance Band brought all of our guests to their feet the entire night. The music was fantastic and exactly what I asked for. We received compliments on the band during the whole night. They were so energetic and happy to be there and it really showed. My parents and rest of my family love to dance and I made it clear to Barbara early on that I wanted a dance-heavy wedding with only short lulls when guests ate. She made it happen and it felt like the band was playing every minute of the night.

Barbara was a pleasure to work with and was able to fulfill all of my specific requests.
I recently got married at the New York Botanical Garden and Heartbeat Dance Band brought all of our guests to their feet Read more...
I recently got married at the New York Botanical Garden and Heartbeat Dance Band brought all of our guests to their feet the entire night. The music was fantastic and exactly what I asked for. We received compliments on the band during the whole night. They were so energetic and happy to be there and it really showed. My parents and rest of my family love to dance and I made it clear to Barbara early on that I wanted a dance-heavy wedding with only short lulls when guests ate. She made it happen and it felt like the band was playing every minute of the night.

Barbara was a pleasure to work with and was able to fulfill all of my specific requests. Read less
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Heartbeat Dance Band responded with the following comments:

Thank you Robin for the wonderful review!! You had a vision for your special night and it was my pleasure to make it happen together. Thank you for having us!!!!
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Caroline
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
If anyone can get people out on the dance floor during a day-time wedding, it's Heartbeat Dance Band - and I have the pictures to prove it!! Barbara and Heartbeat were incredible!! They learned a couple of songs for us that weren't on their list and performed them PERFECTLY and even allowed one of my bridesmaids to sing a song she'd learned as a gift to me and my husband (and provided the instrumentals). Despite a hiccup in the booking, Heartbeat made everything happen for us and did it all to a T!!
If anyone can get people out on the dance floor during a day-time wedding, it's Heartbeat Dance Band - and I have the Read more...
If anyone can get people out on the dance floor during a day-time wedding, it's Heartbeat Dance Band - and I have the pictures to prove it!! Barbara and Heartbeat were incredible!! They learned a couple of songs for us that weren't on their list and performed them PERFECTLY and even allowed one of my bridesmaids to sing a song she'd learned as a gift to me and my husband (and provided the instrumentals). Despite a hiccup in the booking, Heartbeat made everything happen for us and did it all to a T!! Read less
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Heartbeat Dance Band responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Caroline!! I couldn't be happier that things worked out so perfectly for you!!! Thank you again for having us share your special day :)

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