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The Amaretto Band

Washington - New York , DC
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LOCATION

1724 Corcoran St, 17 Warren St.
Washington - New York, DC 10007 US (map)

PHONE

202-232-4942

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

AMARETTO , the best wedding top 40 dance band serving Washington and New York, brings the excitement of an authentic club band to the intimacy of a private event. The group has been... Read more
AMARETTO , the best wedding top 40 dance band serving Washington and New York, brings the excitement of an authentic club band to the intimacy of a private event. The group has been featured at major venues in Washington, DC, Baltimore, New York, Richmond, Nashville, and Chicago. AMARETTO has opened for or appeared with many national name acts including Winonna Judd, The Four Tops, the Spinners, and the Pointer Sisters, and many more. This uniquely talented dance band includes two dynamic lead vocalists and full horn and rhythm sections.
What makes AMARETTO singular? A group of highly talented performers with a shared vision and a passion for their craft - a love of performing great music for great people ... you.

Thank you for considering us

David Fletcher
​david@amarettoband.com Washington's Best is a consortium of professional musicians, photo/videographers offering the best dance bands, jazz/classical musicians, patriotic/ ethnic performers, and digital photo/videography serving Washington, Baltimore, Annapolis, and New York.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our performers, and the quality of our service to you.

Our dance bands range in size form 3 to 10 players, and in cost from $1500 - $6500. All our band leaders are professional, experienced, responsive, and enthusiastic. We encourage you to speak with them before you book a band.

We provide soloists, jazz groups, and classical ensembles for wedding ceremonies or smaller events. They range in cost from $250 for a soloist, to $750 for a trio. Our musicians are all full time, educated, professional musicians. Many of our players currently perform in the military bands/orchestras. Others are drawn from academia.

Our photo packages range from $750 to $1500, three vs six hours of coverage, additional time is $75 per half hour. We provide all the images on a disc, 5 by 7 prints and an album. We are a small, select group of professional photojournalists.

Our video package is $500. This includes three hours of coverage, additional time is $75 per half hour. We provide 3 dvd copies.

There is more information, examples of our work, and specific prices for all our services on our websites at www.washbest.com and www.newyorksbestmusicians.com

We encourage you to call us at 212.227.3032 (New York) or 202.232.4942 (Washington, D.C.) Weddings are personal events. We prefer to get to know our clients. At very least we can offer some suggestions, even this helps you find another vendor more suited to your needs.

Best wishes and congratulations, David Fletcher Owner/Operator Washington's Best Read less

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
Their name says it all..."Washington's Best". After reading other glowing reviews of Washington's Best and experiencing quick response to my online request for services, I decided to use them for my recent wedding and outdoor reception. Despite me being late for my wedding, photographer, Sassan was at the church early and began working his magic with the camera. Upon my late arrival to the church, Sassan immediately began photographing me and my bridesmaids and matron of honor. After the ceremony and upon arrival at the outdoor reception location, Sassan effortelessly took photos in the sweltering heat with a short break to eat and drink water. Despite my groom's challenging attitude caused by the heat, Sassan was able to direct my groom's attention to posing for memorable wedding photos and it shows in the photos. All 500+ photos within a span of 3 hours were nothing less than perfect! We are very pleased with the service and recommend David's Fletcher's Washington's Best to any and every bride within the DC metro area. Sassan and David - thank you for capturing our wedding in photos that will tell our story of that day for a life time.

P.S. My husband is now grateful that we hired a professional photographer rather than relying on the candid shots from our guests. he can't stop looking at the photos. He is grinning from ear-to-ear and repeats how great Sassan not only captured our wedding ceremony and reception; but also captured our guests and the locations of our special day.

Best Regards,

Nicole & Bryant
Accokeek, MD
Their name says it all..."Washington's Best". After reading other glowing reviews of Washington's Best and experiencing Read more...
Their name says it all..."Washington's Best". After reading other glowing reviews of Washington's Best and experiencing quick response to my online request for services, I decided to use them for my recent wedding and outdoor reception. Despite me being late for my wedding, photographer, Sassan was at the church early and began working his magic with the camera. Upon my late arrival to the church, Sassan immediately began photographing me and my bridesmaids and matron of honor. After the ceremony and upon arrival at the outdoor reception location, Sassan effortelessly took photos in the sweltering heat with a short break to eat and drink water. Despite my groom's challenging attitude caused by the heat, Sassan was able to direct my groom's attention to posing for memorable wedding photos and it shows in the photos. All 500+ photos within a span of 3 hours were nothing less than perfect! We are very pleased with the service and recommend David's Fletcher's Washington's Best to any and every bride within the DC metro area. Sassan and David - thank you for capturing our wedding in photos that will tell our story of that day for a life time.

P.S. My husband is now grateful that we hired a professional photographer rather than relying on the candid shots from our guests. he can't stop looking at the photos. He is grinning from ear-to-ear and repeats how great Sassan not only captured our wedding ceremony and reception; but also captured our guests and the locations of our special day.

Best Regards,

Nicole & Bryant
Accokeek, MD Read less
Services Used: Photography
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Jackie
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Amaretto came highly recommended but they were even better than I expected. Their music was a good mix of golden oldies and current songs but everything was danceable. Our guests were on the floor dancing from the moment they started to play until we had to be pushed out of the venue because it was closing. The band was sensitive to our requests and managed to satisfy all the generations attending. The highest compliment I can give them is that guests who attended from all over the country and several foreign countries are still talking about how great they were even though the wedding was two months ago!
Amaretto came highly recommended but they were even better than I expected. Their music was a good mix of golden oldies Read more...
Amaretto came highly recommended but they were even better than I expected. Their music was a good mix of golden oldies and current songs but everything was danceable. Our guests were on the floor dancing from the moment they started to play until we had to be pushed out of the venue because it was closing. The band was sensitive to our requests and managed to satisfy all the generations attending. The highest compliment I can give them is that guests who attended from all over the country and several foreign countries are still talking about how great they were even though the wedding was two months ago! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Dana
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Our harpist was great! She was on time, professional, talented and willing to work with us.

Our DJ was fun, full of personality and a great voice for introducing the wedding party.
Our harpist was great! She was on time, professional, talented and willing to work with us.

Our DJ was fun, full Read more...
Our harpist was great! She was on time, professional, talented and willing to work with us.

Our DJ was fun, full of personality and a great voice for introducing the wedding party. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Doug
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Amaretto was professional, easy to work with, and did everything we asked. They were on-time, friendly, and did everything they could to make our wedding fun, enjoyable, and easy on us. Class act and top-notch service.

In addition, they sounded great. The dance floor was full for 3 straight hours. Would absolutely recommend to anyone wanting a great, fun band at a reasonable rate for any type of event. We received a ton of compliments on how great they sounded.
Amaretto was professional, easy to work with, and did everything we asked. They were on-time, friendly, and did everything Read more...
Amaretto was professional, easy to work with, and did everything we asked. They were on-time, friendly, and did everything they could to make our wedding fun, enjoyable, and easy on us. Class act and top-notch service.

In addition, they sounded great. The dance floor was full for 3 straight hours. Would absolutely recommend to anyone wanting a great, fun band at a reasonable rate for any type of event. We received a ton of compliments on how great they sounded. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Wow!!!! This band made our wedding! They were phenomenal and our guests could not stop talking about how great the music was. We could not have asked for more and would so highly recommend them. They made our wedding completely unforgettable and had all of our guests on the dance floor from the very beginning of our reception until the very end. Absolutely fantastic! We plan on recommending them to all of our friends and family not yet married in the DC area. We are so pleased with our decision to go with Amaretto.
Wow!!!! This band made our wedding! They were phenomenal and our guests could not stop talking about how great the music Read more...
Wow!!!! This band made our wedding! They were phenomenal and our guests could not stop talking about how great the music was. We could not have asked for more and would so highly recommend them. They made our wedding completely unforgettable and had all of our guests on the dance floor from the very beginning of our reception until the very end. Absolutely fantastic! We plan on recommending them to all of our friends and family not yet married in the DC area. We are so pleased with our decision to go with Amaretto. Read less
Services Used: Band
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Stacy
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Washington's Best for our videographer. We wanted our day to be captured on film but couldn't afford to pay the high price tags that most other companies wanted. Rick was our videographer and was great! He was friendly, professional, and got some great footage. We couldn't be happier!
We used Washington's Best for our videographer. We wanted our day to be captured on film but couldn't afford to pay the Read more...
We used Washington's Best for our videographer. We wanted our day to be captured on film but couldn't afford to pay the high price tags that most other companies wanted. Rick was our videographer and was great! He was friendly, professional, and got some great footage. We couldn't be happier! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I hired Washington's Best as our videographer for our wedding at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens on 4/13/13. I wasn't sure that I wanted a videographer but a few weeks before the wedding I decided to go ahead and contract someone and I'm so glad I did!! David Fletcher of Washington's Best was great, he hooked us up with an amazing videographer, made the contract process super easy and got us our videos as soon as we returned from our honeymoon! We loved watching our wedding day on video and can't believe how much of it was a blur to us because of nerves, being busy with family, etc. I highly recommend using Washington's Best, you won't be disappointed!
I hired Washington's Best as our videographer for our wedding at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens on 4/13/13. I wasn't sure Read more...
I hired Washington's Best as our videographer for our wedding at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens on 4/13/13. I wasn't sure that I wanted a videographer but a few weeks before the wedding I decided to go ahead and contract someone and I'm so glad I did!! David Fletcher of Washington's Best was great, he hooked us up with an amazing videographer, made the contract process super easy and got us our videos as soon as we returned from our honeymoon! We loved watching our wedding day on video and can't believe how much of it was a blur to us because of nerves, being busy with family, etc. I highly recommend using Washington's Best, you won't be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
THE ACOUSTICATS played our reception and if we ever have another occasion for dinner and dancing, we're calling Rich and the Acousticats!! They were so good that our guests couldn't help dancing as soon as they heard them play (which we loved by the way)! We were looking for a band that could play 50s and 60s music that everyone could dance to and the list of songs Rich provided already had many of the songs we love so that made choosing songs so much easier. Our guests RAVED about the Acousticats. Everyone was asking where we found the band! Rich was so willing to work with us to make sure he knew what we wanted and he's so down to earth and easy to work with. Our friends and family love to dance, and we were so excited that Rich and the Acousticats brought everyone out to have a good time. Thank you Rich and the Acousticats!
THE ACOUSTICATS played our reception and if we ever have another occasion for dinner and dancing, we're calling Rich and Read more...
THE ACOUSTICATS played our reception and if we ever have another occasion for dinner and dancing, we're calling Rich and the Acousticats!! They were so good that our guests couldn't help dancing as soon as they heard them play (which we loved by the way)! We were looking for a band that could play 50s and 60s music that everyone could dance to and the list of songs Rich provided already had many of the songs we love so that made choosing songs so much easier. Our guests RAVED about the Acousticats. Everyone was asking where we found the band! Rich was so willing to work with us to make sure he knew what we wanted and he's so down to earth and easy to work with. Our friends and family love to dance, and we were so excited that Rich and the Acousticats brought everyone out to have a good time. Thank you Rich and the Acousticats! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Katya
Wedding:
2/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Washington’s Best did a great job for our wedding. While it may be a little out of vogue, my wife and I wanted to have a video of the entire ceremony and the important events from the reception with only minimal editing. Washington’s Best did exactly what we requested. The videographer was unobtrusive and helpful. He even stayed out for us in 15 degree weather to get a few nice clips of us posing for our wedding shots!
In short, Washington’s Best provided exactly what we were looking for with great service at a reasonable price.
Washington’s Best did a great job for our wedding. While it may be a little out of vogue, my wife and I wanted to have a Read more...
Washington’s Best did a great job for our wedding. While it may be a little out of vogue, my wife and I wanted to have a video of the entire ceremony and the important events from the reception with only minimal editing. Washington’s Best did exactly what we requested. The videographer was unobtrusive and helpful. He even stayed out for us in 15 degree weather to get a few nice clips of us posing for our wedding shots!
In short, Washington’s Best provided exactly what we were looking for with great service at a reasonable price. Read less
Services Used: Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
After extensively researching dozens of wedding bands in Washington, New York and throughout the region – including online reviews of comments/videos/audio files, sending friends to watch bands in-person (we recent re-located abroad) and phone interviews – we chose Amaretto.

Our expectations were high - as the band leader noted that they had 13 music degrees among the 9 members - but their performance at our wedding reception FAR exceeded anything we could have imagined (they performed a quartet for our cocktail hour and full nine-piece band for the reception).

In the set-up, the band leader (David) was incredibly responsive to email or phone inquiries and even set-up an in-person meeting during our brief visit to Washington. He gladly accepted a number of our special requests (songs, activities during ceremony, etc) and also offered a number of unique ideas that he'd seen work at previous wedding receptions.

Most importantly, the band's performance was absolutely outstanding. They read the tempo of the room throughout the evening, kept the party on the dance floor, and left the entire room buzzing about their talents. No less than three dozen guests approached me to comment on the band's musical talent (vocals, horns, base, etc), range of songs, and high-energy personalities.

I could not recommend Amaretto highly enough and believe they were worth every dollar that we spent. We would hire them again for a major event.
After extensively researching dozens of wedding bands in Washington, New York and throughout the region – including online Read more...
After extensively researching dozens of wedding bands in Washington, New York and throughout the region – including online reviews of comments/videos/audio files, sending friends to watch bands in-person (we recent re-located abroad) and phone interviews – we chose Amaretto.

Our expectations were high - as the band leader noted that they had 13 music degrees among the 9 members - but their performance at our wedding reception FAR exceeded anything we could have imagined (they performed a quartet for our cocktail hour and full nine-piece band for the reception).

In the set-up, the band leader (David) was incredibly responsive to email or phone inquiries and even set-up an in-person meeting during our brief visit to Washington. He gladly accepted a number of our special requests (songs, activities during ceremony, etc) and also offered a number of unique ideas that he'd seen work at previous wedding receptions.

Most importantly, the band's performance was absolutely outstanding. They read the tempo of the room throughout the evening, kept the party on the dance floor, and left the entire room buzzing about their talents. No less than three dozen guests approached me to comment on the band's musical talent (vocals, horns, base, etc), range of songs, and high-energy personalities.

I could not recommend Amaretto highly enough and believe they were worth every dollar that we spent. We would hire them again for a major event. Read less
Services Used: Band

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Six Hours of Video Coverage For the Price of Five
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