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Heartbeat Dance Band

New York , NY
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

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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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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Private User
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Heartbeat dance band is amazing!!! Everyone at our wedding raved about them and we danced all night. Barbara was great to work with, so sweet, professional and accommodating. Thank you for making our wedding celebration perfect.
Heartbeat dance band is amazing!!! Everyone at our wedding raved about them and we danced all night. Barbara was great to Read more...
Heartbeat dance band is amazing!!! Everyone at our wedding raved about them and we danced all night. Barbara was great to work with, so sweet, professional and accommodating. Thank you for making our wedding celebration perfect. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Heartbeat Dance Band provided the music for our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. They did a spectacular job! They have a huge song list and can play anything from Sinatra to Journey to Black Eyed Peas and Katy Perry....and they play it all well! Barbara was our contact person with the band, and she listened carefully to every request we had, big and small. She had great suggestions for things we were not sure about, and we trusted her judgement in terms of what works best for weddings. They did not disappoint! The band knew how to read the crowd and kept the music up when the dance floor was full. It was packed most of the night. Not only was the music incredible, but they were super flexible in terms of setting up for our ceremony and reception in the same room with little time in between. The keyboard music for the ceremony and cocktail hour was beautiful, and the reception music had a high energy level throughout the night. They payed attention to detail, for example, they played the instrumental version of our first dance song through transition times (like cake cutting, and when people were asked to be seated for meals). It added such a nice personal touch! People kept stopping us to tell us "We love the band!" We switched from a different band to Heartbeat 11 weeks before our wedding because of logistical issues with the other band. We could not be happier we found Heartbeat and highly recommend them for your event!
Heartbeat Dance Band provided the music for our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. They did a spectacular Read more...
Heartbeat Dance Band provided the music for our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. They did a spectacular job! They have a huge song list and can play anything from Sinatra to Journey to Black Eyed Peas and Katy Perry....and they play it all well! Barbara was our contact person with the band, and she listened carefully to every request we had, big and small. She had great suggestions for things we were not sure about, and we trusted her judgement in terms of what works best for weddings. They did not disappoint! The band knew how to read the crowd and kept the music up when the dance floor was full. It was packed most of the night. Not only was the music incredible, but they were super flexible in terms of setting up for our ceremony and reception in the same room with little time in between. The keyboard music for the ceremony and cocktail hour was beautiful, and the reception music had a high energy level throughout the night. They payed attention to detail, for example, they played the instrumental version of our first dance song through transition times (like cake cutting, and when people were asked to be seated for meals). It added such a nice personal touch! People kept stopping us to tell us "We love the band!" We switched from a different band to Heartbeat 11 weeks before our wedding because of logistical issues with the other band. We could not be happier we found Heartbeat and highly recommend them for your event! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
They made my wedding an absolute blast!
They made my wedding an absolute blast!
They made my wedding an absolute blast! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
This may sound cheesy, but Heartbeat Dance Band was truly the heart of our wedding. The dance floor was PACKED throughout our entire wedding and our guests raved about the band. We had a 9-piece band and they did everything we asked and played and sang beautifully. You can't go wrong with Heartbeat!
This may sound cheesy, but Heartbeat Dance Band was truly the heart of our wedding. The dance floor was PACKED throughout Read more...
This may sound cheesy, but Heartbeat Dance Band was truly the heart of our wedding. The dance floor was PACKED throughout our entire wedding and our guests raved about the band. We had a 9-piece band and they did everything we asked and played and sang beautifully. You can't go wrong with Heartbeat! Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We just had a big tent wedding and the Heartbeat Band was fantastic!!! There was never a time when the dance floor wasn't packed and the music, the horns, the voices were just phenomenal! I would recommend them for any wedding!
We just had a big tent wedding and the Heartbeat Band was fantastic!!! There was never a time when the dance floor wasn't Read more...
We just had a big tent wedding and the Heartbeat Band was fantastic!!! There was never a time when the dance floor wasn't packed and the music, the horns, the voices were just phenomenal! I would recommend them for any wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Absolutely wonderful!! Kept everyone dancing all night and had wonderful timing for the event!! Loved them and would recommend to everyone!! :)
Absolutely wonderful!! Kept everyone dancing all night and had wonderful timing for the event!! Loved them and would Read more...
Absolutely wonderful!! Kept everyone dancing all night and had wonderful timing for the event!! Loved them and would recommend to everyone!! :) Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
WOW!!! Amazing talent! Everyone was out on the dance floor!
WOW!!! Amazing talent! Everyone was out on the dance floor!
WOW!!! Amazing talent! Everyone was out on the dance floor! Read less
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Cfont
Wedding:
5/18/2012
5.0/5.0
A big “THANK YOU!” to Barbara and the Heartbeat Dance Band for providing us with the most amazing entertainment for our wedding! We've always dreamed of having a live band for our wedding and when we met Barbara, we knew they were it! She was extremely professional and easy to work with. Some bands are from agencies or part of packaged services where they have musicians for hire, and you never know who you will get the night of your event. Not Heartbeat, they are a tight band and the members are the same, that shows in their performance. They played a wide range of music, and did all genres sooo well, which is rare in a band. Some bands are only good in one genre. I was surprised at how versatile their sound was and how current their song list is. There is nothing this band can't do! Barbara was also nice enough to work with my husband and allowed him to live his life long dream of being a Rockstar. Everyone in the band backed him up truly made him look like a rockstar, it will be an experience he will never forget! We can't thank you enough Heartbeat! We are soo grateful for everything they've done to make our night amazing! You are just the best, look no further, just hire Heartbeat, you will NOT regret it! Everyone who was at our wedding is still raving about how awesome our band was!
A big “THANK YOU!” to Barbara and the Heartbeat Dance Band for providing us with the most amazing entertainment for our Read more...
A big “THANK YOU!” to Barbara and the Heartbeat Dance Band for providing us with the most amazing entertainment for our wedding! We've always dreamed of having a live band for our wedding and when we met Barbara, we knew they were it! She was extremely professional and easy to work with. Some bands are from agencies or part of packaged services where they have musicians for hire, and you never know who you will get the night of your event. Not Heartbeat, they are a tight band and the members are the same, that shows in their performance. They played a wide range of music, and did all genres sooo well, which is rare in a band. Some bands are only good in one genre. I was surprised at how versatile their sound was and how current their song list is. There is nothing this band can't do! Barbara was also nice enough to work with my husband and allowed him to live his life long dream of being a Rockstar. Everyone in the band backed him up truly made him look like a rockstar, it will be an experience he will never forget! We can't thank you enough Heartbeat! We are soo grateful for everything they've done to make our night amazing! You are just the best, look no further, just hire Heartbeat, you will NOT regret it! Everyone who was at our wedding is still raving about how awesome our band was! Read less
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RGP1481
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Heartbeat did an AWESOME job at our wedding. I have been to a lot of weddings and they are up there with the best bands I've heard. We got so many compliments on them from our guests- people were dancing the entire night. Their song list is extensive and includes a good mix of all different types of music and Barbara will work with you to create a song list and plan out the flow of the night- she was so great- very pleasant, flexible, and helpful with suggestions. The whole band was great- great voices and instrumentals- and they definitely followed the mood of the crowd to keep things going. We were extremely happy with Heartbeat- if they are available for your wedding- book them now!
Heartbeat did an AWESOME job at our wedding. I have been to a lot of weddings and they are up there with the best bands Read more...
Heartbeat did an AWESOME job at our wedding. I have been to a lot of weddings and they are up there with the best bands I've heard. We got so many compliments on them from our guests- people were dancing the entire night. Their song list is extensive and includes a good mix of all different types of music and Barbara will work with you to create a song list and plan out the flow of the night- she was so great- very pleasant, flexible, and helpful with suggestions. The whole band was great- great voices and instrumentals- and they definitely followed the mood of the crowd to keep things going. We were extremely happy with Heartbeat- if they are available for your wedding- book them now! Read less
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Ari
Wedding:
11/20/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I wholeheartedly recommend Heartbeat Dance Band for all your wedding music needs. From the start, we were impressed by the band's website, which gives listeners tons of sample songs to listen to in order to help you decide if you like their style. We were blown away from the beginning. It was evident just how talented this group was and we definitely saw the potential for them to come in and liven up our reception. We worked all the details out with Barbara, who manages the band and sings lead vocal. She is a fantastic person to work with. She was always on top of all the details, she clearly explained our roles in picking certain songs out, and she even learned our favorite song for our first dance! If you explain what you are envisioning to her, Barbara will do everything she can to make it happen. She wants your wedding day to be memorable and she truly takes pleasure in doing her part to contribute to the day. We went with Heartbeat's 9 piece option, but they give you the option to have more or less musicians. Our group had 3 vocalists, a drummer, 2 guitar players, a keyboard player, a saxophone player, and a trumpet player. They were absolutely fantastic. We were getting compliments from our guests as early as 10 minutes into our reception about how great the band sounded and how they really got people out on the dance floor. And believe me, it didn't stop there. People were dancing all night as Heartbeat kept the energy going with a selection of songs we had chosen as well as fun songs from many different genres. We left most of the song selection up to them because they are the professionals and we were not disappointed. You cannot go wrong by choosing Heartbeat Dance Band to play at your wedding. It was a great pleasure having them at ours. Oh, and they were just informed that they won The Knot Best of Weddings again for 2012, for the 5th year in a row!
My husband and I wholeheartedly recommend Heartbeat Dance Band for all your wedding music needs. From the start, we were Read more...
My husband and I wholeheartedly recommend Heartbeat Dance Band for all your wedding music needs. From the start, we were impressed by the band's website, which gives listeners tons of sample songs to listen to in order to help you decide if you like their style. We were blown away from the beginning. It was evident just how talented this group was and we definitely saw the potential for them to come in and liven up our reception. We worked all the details out with Barbara, who manages the band and sings lead vocal. She is a fantastic person to work with. She was always on top of all the details, she clearly explained our roles in picking certain songs out, and she even learned our favorite song for our first dance! If you explain what you are envisioning to her, Barbara will do everything she can to make it happen. She wants your wedding day to be memorable and she truly takes pleasure in doing her part to contribute to the day. We went with Heartbeat's 9 piece option, but they give you the option to have more or less musicians. Our group had 3 vocalists, a drummer, 2 guitar players, a keyboard player, a saxophone player, and a trumpet player. They were absolutely fantastic. We were getting compliments from our guests as early as 10 minutes into our reception about how great the band sounded and how they really got people out on the dance floor. And believe me, it didn't stop there. People were dancing all night as Heartbeat kept the energy going with a selection of songs we had chosen as well as fun songs from many different genres. We left most of the song selection up to them because they are the professionals and we were not disappointed. You cannot go wrong by choosing Heartbeat Dance Band to play at your wedding. It was a great pleasure having them at ours. Oh, and they were just informed that they won The Knot Best of Weddings again for 2012, for the 5th year in a row! Read less
Services Used: Band
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erinaldi
Wedding:
11/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Heartbeat dance band played at our wedding on 11/19/11 at the Society room in Hartford, Ct. They were AWESOME!!! Everyone was dancing the entire time and Barbara was a pleasure to deal with in planning the music for the reception. THANK YOU!!
Heartbeat dance band played at our wedding on 11/19/11 at the Society room in Hartford, Ct. They were AWESOME!!! Everyone Read more...
Heartbeat dance band played at our wedding on 11/19/11 at the Society room in Hartford, Ct. They were AWESOME!!! Everyone was dancing the entire time and Barbara was a pleasure to deal with in planning the music for the reception. THANK YOU!! Read less
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Ellen
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Absolutely first rate and wonderful! They are true professionals in every way. From executing a flawless run of show, to an introduction set that we will we never forget, to music from standards to Gaga that kept us on our feet all night long, Heatbeat delivered bigtime. You cannot make a better decision that selectingthe Heartbeat Dance Band for your wedding!
Absolutely first rate and wonderful! They are true professionals in every way. From executing a flawless run of show, to Read more...
Absolutely first rate and wonderful! They are true professionals in every way. From executing a flawless run of show, to an introduction set that we will we never forget, to music from standards to Gaga that kept us on our feet all night long, Heatbeat delivered bigtime. You cannot make a better decision that selectingthe Heartbeat Dance Band for your wedding! Read less
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Matt
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Heartbeat was by far the most professional vendor that we worked with throughout our entire wedding. They are incredibly talented, professional, and flexible.

When I (the groom) asked them to learn 2 new songs so I could sing them to my bride, the answer was yes without hesitation. We credit them with making the wedding day what it was and we would happily do business with them again!
Heartbeat was by far the most professional vendor that we worked with throughout our entire wedding. They are incredibly Read more...
Heartbeat was by far the most professional vendor that we worked with throughout our entire wedding. They are incredibly talented, professional, and flexible.

When I (the groom) asked them to learn 2 new songs so I could sing them to my bride, the answer was yes without hesitation. We credit them with making the wedding day what it was and we would happily do business with them again! Read less
Services Used: Band
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OMG..just saw this Matt....thank you so much for your kind words!!
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Devon
Wedding:
7/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Heartbeat Dance Band performed at our wedding in July. They did an outstanding job! Their upbeat and energetic personalities got everyone dancing on the dance floor. Barbara was well aware of the songs we wanted to hear and the songs we did not want to hear. She made sure to stick with the music we asked for. Throughout the planning months before the wedding, we contacted the band several times to see if they knew specific songs. Every time we asked - Barbara was happy to share that the band already knows the song. My husband and I highly recommend Heartbeat Dance Band.
Heartbeat Dance Band performed at our wedding in July. They did an outstanding job! Their upbeat and energetic Read more...
Heartbeat Dance Band performed at our wedding in July. They did an outstanding job! Their upbeat and energetic personalities got everyone dancing on the dance floor. Barbara was well aware of the songs we wanted to hear and the songs we did not want to hear. She made sure to stick with the music we asked for. Throughout the planning months before the wedding, we contacted the band several times to see if they knew specific songs. Every time we asked - Barbara was happy to share that the band already knows the song. My husband and I highly recommend Heartbeat Dance Band. Read less
Services Used: Band
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MrsCalder
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Hearbeat provided top-quality professional entertainment for my wedding. Barbara (leader) is the greatest person to work with; very sensitive to the stress brides have. They play a huge variety of music and unlike many other bands in the area, they don't stop between songs. Non-stop dancing! I can't wait to hire them for our anniversary some day. Highly recommended.
Hearbeat provided top-quality professional entertainment for my wedding. Barbara (leader) is the greatest person to work Read more...
Hearbeat provided top-quality professional entertainment for my wedding. Barbara (leader) is the greatest person to work with; very sensitive to the stress brides have. They play a huge variety of music and unlike many other bands in the area, they don't stop between songs. Non-stop dancing! I can't wait to hire them for our anniversary some day. Highly recommended. Read less
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B
Wedding:
4/29/2011
5.0/5.0
All our guests raved about Heartbeat. They were very open to our requests for music during dinner and then for dancing. Our guests were up dancing the night away! I am very pleased and highly recommend them!
All our guests raved about Heartbeat. They were very open to our requests for music during dinner and then for dancing. Read more...
All our guests raved about Heartbeat. They were very open to our requests for music during dinner and then for dancing. Our guests were up dancing the night away! I am very pleased and highly recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Catherine
Wedding:
2/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Made the wedding....all the guests commented on how great they were
Made the wedding....all the guests commented on how great they were
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dena.reiter
Wedding:
10/3/2010
5.0/5.0
heartbeat dance band was amazing! barbara is very easy to work with- she is knowledgeable and quick to answer emails, and will really go through all of the details to make sure you are getting exactly what you want. she invited us to hear a showcase at the hyatt in greenwich and we were sold! they sounded great! we went for the 9 piece band and it sounded amazing at our wedding reception. they had the room going for the whole time- people were going nuts on the dance floor! they definitely know how to work the crowd. they are constantly learning new music and we especially enjoyed their "lady gaga medley"! they can read the crowd and play what people want to hear (have a huge list of songs that span many genres) they also did a great job with dictating the flow of the night (cake cutting, first dance, etc) people are still talking about how great our band was. definitely worth every penny!
heartbeat dance band was amazing! barbara is very easy to work with- she is knowledgeable and quick to answer emails, and Read more...
heartbeat dance band was amazing! barbara is very easy to work with- she is knowledgeable and quick to answer emails, and will really go through all of the details to make sure you are getting exactly what you want. she invited us to hear a showcase at the hyatt in greenwich and we were sold! they sounded great! we went for the 9 piece band and it sounded amazing at our wedding reception. they had the room going for the whole time- people were going nuts on the dance floor! they definitely know how to work the crowd. they are constantly learning new music and we especially enjoyed their "lady gaga medley"! they can read the crowd and play what people want to hear (have a huge list of songs that span many genres) they also did a great job with dictating the flow of the night (cake cutting, first dance, etc) people are still talking about how great our band was. definitely worth every penny! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Richfame
Wedding:
7/2/2010
5.0/5.0
HeartBeat Dance Band was such a pleasure to deal with since the first day we heard them sing at their showcase at the Greenwich Hyatt. First of all Barbara(band leader and lead singer) is so kind and easy to work with. She will email you back within a day and will learn just about any song thats very important to you. Second, The Band sounds Incredible. My wedding had a diverse group of ages. Some wanted to hear 50's music while some enjoyed more current Hits. Heartbeat has up to nine pieces , each member had there own strength, a rocker, a lead singer, a girl with a bluesy voice, they did it all and well!! When my wedding was over, all people could talk about was the band! I cant reccommend them enough. Me and my wife are trying to figure out who in our family will get married next so we can hear heartbeat again soon. Thank You again HeartBeat!
HeartBeat Dance Band was such a pleasure to deal with since the first day we heard them sing at their showcase at the Read more...
HeartBeat Dance Band was such a pleasure to deal with since the first day we heard them sing at their showcase at the Greenwich Hyatt. First of all Barbara(band leader and lead singer) is so kind and easy to work with. She will email you back within a day and will learn just about any song thats very important to you. Second, The Band sounds Incredible. My wedding had a diverse group of ages. Some wanted to hear 50's music while some enjoyed more current Hits. Heartbeat has up to nine pieces , each member had there own strength, a rocker, a lead singer, a girl with a bluesy voice, they did it all and well!! When my wedding was over, all people could talk about was the band! I cant reccommend them enough. Me and my wife are trying to figure out who in our family will get married next so we can hear heartbeat again soon. Thank You again HeartBeat! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Taryn
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
They were amazing!!! We had the best wedding we could have asked for
They were amazing!!! We had the best wedding we could have asked for
They were amazing!!! We had the best wedding we could have asked for Read less
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Shelly
Wedding:
9/19/2008
5.0/5.0
They say two things make a wedding, the band and the booze. Let me tell you how Heartbeat Dance Band made our wedding reception. Not a soul was sitting the entire night! They are amazing entertainers and really know how to get the party started. My husband plays the drums as a hobby and they invited him up to play a few songs with them. Barbara Lavalle is extremely nice and very easy to work with.

This is definitely the band you want at your wedding!
They say two things make a wedding, the band and the booze. Let me tell you how Heartbeat Dance Band made our wedding Read more...
They say two things make a wedding, the band and the booze. Let me tell you how Heartbeat Dance Band made our wedding reception. Not a soul was sitting the entire night! They are amazing entertainers and really know how to get the party started. My husband plays the drums as a hobby and they invited him up to play a few songs with them. Barbara Lavalle is extremely nice and very easy to work with.

This is definitely the band you want at your wedding! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/26/2008
5.0/5.0
We had a 12 piece band and they were out of this world. They played everything we asked for and they were HIGH ENERGY! They got everyone to be on the dance floor. Their sound was amazing! we reccomend them 110%. They are very professional and very easy to get along with and very accommodating!
We had a 12 piece band and they were out of this world. They played everything we asked for and they were HIGH ENERGY! Read more...
We had a 12 piece band and they were out of this world. They played everything we asked for and they were HIGH ENERGY! They got everyone to be on the dance floor. Their sound was amazing! we reccomend them 110%. They are very professional and very easy to get along with and very accommodating! Read less
Services Used: Band
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amklein75
Wedding:
7/19/2008
5.0/5.0
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome! They had everyone on the floor ALL night! The songs they chose were fabulous, and the performance was amazing. The even let my dad sing a song with them, which is a family tradition for us. They learned two new songs we requested, and they sounded great. Heartbeat is so fabulous; I recommend them to everyone!
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome! They had everyone on the floor ALL night! The songs they chose were fabulous, and the Read more...
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome! They had everyone on the floor ALL night! The songs they chose were fabulous, and the performance was amazing. The even let my dad sing a song with them, which is a family tradition for us. They learned two new songs we requested, and they sounded great. Heartbeat is so fabulous; I recommend them to everyone! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/10/2008
5.0/5.0
Exceptional band! Fabulous! Outrageous! Had EVERYONE dancing! One of the reasons our wedding was so phenomenal was definitely this band. Barbara organized so much, directed when to do this, when do to that, it was beyond my wildest expectations! They are just incredible- a ton more rave reviews are at weddingreports.com (that's where I first heard of them) Just an over-the-top band! They have the most amazing repetoir, their voices are incredible, and they have real personality! Highly HIGHLY recommended to make your wedding/event incredible!

They also did our ceremony music (two musicians) and were awesome there as well!!!
Exceptional band! Fabulous! Outrageous! Had EVERYONE dancing! One of the reasons our wedding was so phenomenal was Read more...
Exceptional band! Fabulous! Outrageous! Had EVERYONE dancing! One of the reasons our wedding was so phenomenal was definitely this band. Barbara organized so much, directed when to do this, when do to that, it was beyond my wildest expectations! They are just incredible- a ton more rave reviews are at weddingreports.com (that's where I first heard of them) Just an over-the-top band! They have the most amazing repetoir, their voices are incredible, and they have real personality! Highly HIGHLY recommended to make your wedding/event incredible!

They also did our ceremony music (two musicians) and were awesome there as well!!! Read less
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lexalauren
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
They were great! I come from a family of musicians and they all approved of this band. Barbara really worked with me to incorporate special elements into the evening such as the band backing up my dad for a song and Barbara playing my music at the ceremony. They were a pleasure to work with and people are still talking about them from my May wedding!
They were great! I come from a family of musicians and they all approved of this band. Barbara really worked with me to Read more...
They were great! I come from a family of musicians and they all approved of this band. Barbara really worked with me to incorporate special elements into the evening such as the band backing up my dad for a song and Barbara playing my music at the ceremony. They were a pleasure to work with and people are still talking about them from my May wedding! Read less
Services Used: Band
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M
Wedding:
10/26/2007
5.0/5.0
This band MADE our wedding reception the huge success it was. Very professional, fun, talented, and responsive to customer inquiries and requests. I highly recommend!
This band MADE our wedding reception the huge success it was. Very professional, fun, talented, and responsive to customer Read more...
This band MADE our wedding reception the huge success it was. Very professional, fun, talented, and responsive to customer inquiries and requests. I highly recommend! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
The band is absolutely wonderful! HBD learned our first dance song, which was The Story by Brandi Carlile and if you are familiar with that artist, you'll know that her voice is very unique. The band was able to capture the song perfectly. Also, the band kept the party going all night, several of our guests told us HBD was the best wedding band that they ever heard. I would strongly recommend HBD.
The band is absolutely wonderful! HBD learned our first dance song, which was The Story by Brandi Carlile and if you are Read more...
The band is absolutely wonderful! HBD learned our first dance song, which was The Story by Brandi Carlile and if you are familiar with that artist, you'll know that her voice is very unique. The band was able to capture the song perfectly. Also, the band kept the party going all night, several of our guests told us HBD was the best wedding band that they ever heard. I would strongly recommend HBD. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
9/7/2013
4.8/5.0
Loved the Band! They really made the night and had people dancing from the time the reception started to the end. There were some songs on my list that I were disappointed that were not played, however I did enjoy the songs that were played, and am understanding to the fact that they could not play everything on my list. Overall, I am so happy with my decision to have Heartbeat Band, and would recommend them to anyone.
Loved the Band! They really made the night and had people dancing from the time the reception started to the end. There Read more...
Loved the Band! They really made the night and had people dancing from the time the reception started to the end. There were some songs on my list that I were disappointed that were not played, however I did enjoy the songs that were played, and am understanding to the fact that they could not play everything on my list. Overall, I am so happy with my decision to have Heartbeat Band, and would recommend them to anyone. Read less
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ihw
Wedding:
8/14/2011
4.8/5.0
Working with HeartBeat was fantastic! They listened to all of our requests, were very organized, and kept everyone on the dance floor all night! We didn't want them to stop playing. We would highly recommend them to anyone who wants an awesome wedding!
Working with HeartBeat was fantastic! They listened to all of our requests, were very organized, and kept everyone on the Read more...
Working with HeartBeat was fantastic! They listened to all of our requests, were very organized, and kept everyone on the dance floor all night! We didn't want them to stop playing. We would highly recommend them to anyone who wants an awesome wedding! Read less
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John
Wedding:
6/15/2010
4.8/5.0
they played beautiful music and the band members were so nice!
they played beautiful music and the band members were so nice!
they played beautiful music and the band members were so nice! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
12/7/2007
4.8/5.0
Their music was great. My husband surprised me at our reception by performing with the band. It turned out that the band knew all along and had practiced with him for his serenade. The band was great and worked well with him. They also learned how to play a specific song just for our first dance. It turned out wonderfully and made our reception memorable.
Their music was great. My husband surprised me at our reception by performing with the band. It turned out that the band Read more...
Their music was great. My husband surprised me at our reception by performing with the band. It turned out that the band knew all along and had practiced with him for his serenade. The band was great and worked well with him. They also learned how to play a specific song just for our first dance. It turned out wonderfully and made our reception memorable. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Kevin
Wedding:
12/1/2009
4.7/5.0
As a DJ myself i feel like music is my soul. My partner thinks so too so it is important to have great music to entertain the guests and to simply ease off so stress we faced. Their music was absolutely my favorite! All performers were highly energized!
As a DJ myself i feel like music is my soul. My partner thinks so too so it is important to have great music to entertain Read more...
As a DJ myself i feel like music is my soul. My partner thinks so too so it is important to have great music to entertain the guests and to simply ease off so stress we faced. Their music was absolutely my favorite! All performers were highly energized! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
7/2/2011
4.4/5.0
This band was fantastic. Although a bit pricy, they were worth every penny. I was nervous about hiring a band because, while live music can be so much fun, a bad band can ruin a reception. Not only are my husband and I so happy, but our guests continue to talk (over a year later) about how amazing the band was. Everyone was out on the dance floor. They even matched their outfits to my colors! Just be sure to book in advance and send in your deposit as soon as you are sure. They called me right before I put my contract in the mail and told me they had another request for the same day... I ended up having to fax over my info that day in order to save the date!
This band was fantastic. Although a bit pricy, they were worth every penny. I was nervous about hiring a band because, Read more...
This band was fantastic. Although a bit pricy, they were worth every penny. I was nervous about hiring a band because, while live music can be so much fun, a bad band can ruin a reception. Not only are my husband and I so happy, but our guests continue to talk (over a year later) about how amazing the band was. Everyone was out on the dance floor. They even matched their outfits to my colors! Just be sure to book in advance and send in your deposit as soon as you are sure. They called me right before I put my contract in the mail and told me they had another request for the same day... I ended up having to fax over my info that day in order to save the date! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Megan
Wedding:
8/12/2007
4.4/5.0
Heartbeat Dance Band was one of the highlights of our reception. Not noly phenomenal-sounding, I loved working with Barbara LaValle during the planning of our wedding. We will always remember how wonderfully they played our "first dance" song and the energy that they brought to our special day.
Heartbeat Dance Band was one of the highlights of our reception. Not noly phenomenal-sounding, I loved working with Read more...
Heartbeat Dance Band was one of the highlights of our reception. Not noly phenomenal-sounding, I loved working with Barbara LaValle during the planning of our wedding. We will always remember how wonderfully they played our "first dance" song and the energy that they brought to our special day. Read less
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