High Definition Band
High Definition played at our wedding in September 2012. Dave played guitar for the ceremony and was very flexible with our song choices. They were a lot of fun at the reception and all of our guests were raving! The dance floor was full all night!
The High Definition Band did an excellent job performing at our wedding ceremony and reception. They were talented, lively, and fun; all while being classy and not going overboard. They got everyone dancing at the proper times, but kept attention on the bride and groom. They were also very flexible and perfectly accommodated our requests... which was especially important since we choreographed our first dance, and were very specific about how it was to be played. Honestly, I was amazed at how the dance floor appeared to be full all night!
Dave and the High Definition Band kept everyone dancing all night. We enjoyed their music so much that we had them play overtime. For the ceremony they played classical music, cocktail hour- jazz, and reception-rock/dance music. Dave Perrotta was patient with my daughter and I as we planned the music and timing for the wedding in the Adirondacks. The vocals were great. The bands timing at keeping people on the floor was excellent.
We did our homework when it came time to book a fantastic band. It was one of our top priorities for our wedding day. We even checked out High Definition playing at other venues to be sure & knew the band was the one to choose. The great reviews you read are true. We received so many compliments on their vocals and stage performance. They had the dance floor rockin! They even dressed to impress! The music played during dinner service was perfect. Aterwards, it was pumpin until the end of the night! They played straight through ~ impressive! I would recommend them for any wedding reception. If only we could go back in time & do it all over again!
The band was fantastic! We've received countless rave reviews from our guests. We had high expectations and the band managed to exceed them. And what a tremendous value! Most importantly, the bride and groom were thrilled with the band's performance and feel that the band was a key contributor to making their wedding reception a huge success.
We booked High Definition Band for our October 29, 2011 wedding in Lake Placid, NY. Having listened to some samples and reading reviews online, we knew that the Band would deliver, but we had no idea just how fantastic they would be. Within moments of the Band starting to play, our guests were up dancing, and the party never stopped until the final song; how could it - each time the Band finished one song, they rolled into another one that you just couldn't miss!
It is also worth noting that Dave and the Band were a pleasure to work with in the months and weeks leading up to the wedding, being incredibly flexible with our musical requests and helping us to figure out details such as the timing of the evening. On the night of the reception, the Band played a critical role in helping the event to "flow". In fact, one of my guests thought that one of the band members was a wedding planner, she was so on the ball!
In short, we could not have been more pleased with our decision to book High Definition Band.
High Definition played at our daughter and son-in-law's cocktail hour and wedding reception at the Crowne Plaza Golf House in Lake Placid on October 29, 2011. To say they were amazing is an understatement - they had the dance floor over-flowing for the entire evening. Guests were even dancing between dinner courses. They played continuously except for one very short break to eat! I strongly recommend booking High Definition for your next party! We certainly would!
High Definition was great from the very beginning, such a wonderful vendor to work with during the wedding planning process. Dave made everything so easy and stress free. They provided very elegant music for us during our cocktail hour, and then played our whole Wedding Reception. The night was so much fun! We still get compliments on how amazing our band was. The flow of the night was so organized and just how we wanted it, the songs they learned for us were perfect, Nadine did a great job announcing and making sure all the names were correct, and they had our dance floor packed the whole night! They really listened to our requests, and just strived to make the night exactly how we wanted it......and they made our night a dream come true! It is obvious that they really care about the people they work with. We would highly recommend High Definition to anyone planning an upcoming event! Thank you again High Definition!
High Definition went above and beyond to make our wedding unforgettable. I had never been to a wedding with a live band and was a little hesitant but as soon as I met Dave all of my fears were put at ease. Dave was great to work with - he was so professional - and I knew exactly what to expect from them on my wedding day. Hearing them perform - I was blown away! All night I heard comments like "that was the best cover of that song I've ever hear" or "I've never heard a band this good at a wedding". High Definition exceeded all of my expectations. Don't hesitate to book these guys!!!!
High Definition was an excellent choice for our wedding. Having a band (instead of a DJ) was one of my high-priority items, and I don't regret it! Dave was really great to work with leading up to the wedding. He helped me plan out the schedule of events and was very kind the whole time, reminding me that I could have it how I wanted it since it was my special occasion. During the wedding, Nadine did a great job as Master of Ceremonies, double checking that she had the wedding party announcements absolutely correct.
The band was flexible with on-the-fly changes, and fabulous at keeping the energy up. They followed the crowd's energy. For example, if the crowd was still dancing a lot, they didn't throw in a slow song and kill the buzz. They knew when to play which songs. And they played them really well! They even let one of our friends who is a talented singer join them on stage for a song.
The next day, all our friends commented on how fun the wedding was and how great the band was. I think those two things are certainly connected!
The investment we paid for High Definition was more than worth the value it brought to our wedding celebration.
High Definition was great!!! Our wedding was 3 months ago, and we are still getting compliments from friends and family about how great the band was. They were great to deal with beforehand, very flexible and accomodating to everything we wanted to do. They brought an incredible energy to our reception, and got everyone on the dance floor!
We thought the band was wonderful!!! I can't tell you how many people have told us how much fun the band was, and how they really thought these folks made the celebration. From the announcing, to the music, to their awesome flexibility with learning the songs we wanted, these guys were really top notch, professional and talented. We had so much fun dancing, and we're so glad we found them.
Best wedding band ever! High Definition was fun, energetic and worked perfectly with our guests! People of all ages were up on the dance floor the entire night! They played all the songs we were hoping for and then some. Guests of our wedding are still raving about the band! Booking them was the easiest part of our whole wedding process - they were very easy to work with and very professional. We highly recommend the band!
High Definition were incredible and made our reception outstanding! They were so easy to work with and very accomodating. Dave was terrrific and made every detail go smoothly. Above all, the music was awesome and everyone I mean everyone got up and danced! Thank you High Definiition.
I was the groom. The first thing my father said to me at the reception was not "congratulations, son." He said, "this band you booked is kickin'!" My father doesn't use the word "Kickin'" but he sure loves to dance with my mom.
Every generation can appreciate this group's talent and musical poise. They were friendly, prompt, well-paced and fun. If I were to marry my wife again, I would book High Definition.
Hiring High Definition was one of the best things we did for our wedding. They were professional, fun, and entertaining. The music was great, they stuck with our preferences, and Dave was an incredible host. I especially liked how they got the \"feel\" of our wedding and really gave it that extra-special umpf. I didn\'t have to think twice about any of their choices and they gave us one of the most memorable wedding closers that I can think of. And, they were available for our ceremony, which was great - played all of the songs we wanted! Plus, very affordable for our special day! Thanks to High Definition for making it a wonderful experience.
Hiring High Definition was one of the best things we did for our wedding. They were professional, fun, and entertaining. The music was great, they stuck with our preferences, and Dave was an incredible host. I especially liked how they got the "feel" of our wedding and really gave it that extra-special umpf. I didn't have to think twice about any of their choices and they gave us one of the most memorable wedding closers that I can think of. And, they were available for our ceremony, which was great - played all of the songs we wanted! Plus, very affordable for our special day! Thanks to High Definition for making it a wonderful experience.
We couldn't be happier with how our experience with High Definition turned out. They were incredibly easy to work with leading up to the wedding and knew exactly what questions to ask to make sure everyone was constantly on the same page. They not only played all the songs we requested from their list, but also learned a couple covers for us and performed those wonderfully.
They got literally everyone at our wedding up onto the dance floor and managed to keep everyone there for the duration of the reception!
The number one response we received from guests was that High Definition was the best wedding band they'd ever seen and that they had a blast dancing to their music.
Complete pros and amazing people!
AMAZING BAND!! We couldn't have been happier!! Dave & his group will make your event unforgettable. Dave did everything possible to make sure we were happy before, during and after the wedding. The band plays a huge range of songs that will keep all age groups dancing. The quality of the music is phenomenal and all the band members are extremely professional. The price is unbeatable! We couldn't be happier!! Thanks!!
High Definition was a great band to work with, and they made our evening even more special. They paid attention to what people enjoyed dancing to, and made sure people were up on the floor. We had our event at the Canfield Casino, and High Definition was the icing on the cake. Their professionalism and skill were evident the entire evening. Thank you, Dave!
High Defintion did a fantastic job playing at our wedding. They exceeded our expectations by far. Everyone keeps telling us our wedding was the best one they had ever been to, and it was because of the band. They learned songs we asked them to and played a variety of different kinds to music so that all the different age groups that were there, were able to enjoy it. Thanks again High Defintion and I would definately reccomend them to anyone!!!
High Definition Band was affordable without sacrificing quality! They were professional without sacrificing fun! We had a wonderful, memorable day, and people are still talking about the awesome band! They played modern music and the oldies, and whatever random thing I requested in the meantime! They were fantastic, and I would hire them again in a heartbeat. Thanks High Definition Band!
We were thrilled with this band. We had such a good time. Our guests commented that this was the best wedding that they have ever attended. They far exceeded our expectations. Everyone danced!!!
Don't think twice hire this band!
Great band, service, price, people! High Definition was an awesome band, and made our wedding just perfect! We could not have asked for anything better - I was truly amazed, and so glad we had them - I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone! They were awesome!
High Definition Band is a pleasure to work with! They were responsive, professional, and of course excellent musicians with a great energy all the way till the last dance. They were flexible and helpful and met all of the Bride and Groom's special requests.
High Definition is by far one of our favorite bands to work with. If you're going live for your wedding, look no further and call today...dates go fast with this high energy, exciting and class act band. Everything you need for a great performance for a wedding, company event or family party! Great folks!
Dance the night away to a very talented group of musicians! I highly recommend the High Definition Band for your special day.
The group that keeps people dancing.
Hello, thank you for checking out HIGH DEFINITION! High Definition is one upstate New York's most sought after party and wedding band. Our talents have made us a popular choice for weddings, parties, corporate events,
gala's and national venues such as Turning Stone Casino and Vapor. We will perform at 35 plus weddings in 2011.
We perform music for all ages, we will keep you and your guests dancing, singing and partying all night long.
The Times Union raved: "High Definition is an unforgettable blend of vocals, guitars, percussion, horns, keyboards and FUN! High Definition features High Energy Performances and Polished Vocal Harmonies"!
We keep it simple, " A Fun, talented, versatile, affordable entertainment choice."
Pricing ranges from $1,800 to $4,000.
At full strength High Definition is an eight piece band featuring 6 lead
vocalists and a dynamic horn section. Our line up is:
1. Female vocalists
2. Male vocalist / Grammy nominated
3. Guitar / vocals / Performs with a Grammy nominated band
3. Keyboards / vocals / solo album
5 Bass / vocals
6 Trumpet / vocals / Played with Lou Rawls
We do offer flexible band lineups and flexible pricing.
8 piece band
7 piece band no trumpet
6 piece band no trumpet or sax
Our best advertising is our live performance. We invite you to check us out and see why so many have CHOSEN HIGH DEFINITION for their wedding or special event.
Dave, HIGH DEFINITION BAND
Some recent testimonials:
Sal and I can't thank you enough! What luck we had finding you on the internet. The wedding was everything we hoped for.
As we first stated, we wanted a party!! We wanted our guests to dance and have fun. Your band provided exactly the atmosphere we were looking for, Many of our guests said it was the best wedding that they have ever attended.
I agree! Sal and I had the time of our life. What a great way to start married life.
Thank You for Making our Day so Special,
Sal and Risa Vullo June 12, 2010
Dave Thank you!!!
“You guys were great!! We had so much fun, everybody did! Thank you
so much, we will definitely recommend you to everyone!!!
Kasia and Adam June 11, 2010
Thanks for writing, and a HUGE thank you for helping to make our day truly memorable! Everything really went just perfectly, and we couldn't have asked for a better band...I'm still getting questions from guests about who you guys were, and where I found you - you were amazing!
The honeymoon and everything was just perfect! I'm just returning to work today, and a semi-normal routine, boy is that weird! Thanks again Dave, for making our day so special - we really really loved having you guys at the wedding...and the requests we put in, you played PERFECTLY! You made it that much more special, and we couldn't have asked for anything better!
Margo May 22, 2010
To High Definition,
WONDERFUL! I can't think of a single negative thing to say. All talented,versatile(instrumentals and vocals), professional musicians, At home from San Francisco to Boston. Hi-Def for Weddings, corporate settings, intimate settings...I'd be sure they could handle it all beautifully. Also very courteous and accommodating to our changes and needs. We could actually converse during dinner, yet they could also kick it up to full volume when we wanted to dance and party. They proved themselves able to play many different styles. Great group of people..top marks especially from the Bride and Groom!
Jackie A, Saratoga Springs, NY May 1, 2010
Dear High Definition,
“I will be completely honest. First off, my husband was adamant about having a band rather than a D.J. at our reception. When we started to research bands in our area, the rates were much higher than we could afford. Somehow, we came across a pamphlet for High Definition. When I called Dave to get the rates, I was in shock and immediately skeptical. High Definition was head and shoulders less expensive than the other bands. Dave addressed these concerns and assured me that they were not in this business for the money, they just love what they do. To further prove to my husband and I, Dave invited us (with the permission of the couple) to watch them in action at a wedding. We were shocked, the band was awesome!! We booked High Definition very soon after to play during our cocktail hour and the entire reception. Dave met with us numerous times to plan for our big day. This was extremely comforting to my husband and I (in retrospect b/c during planning you are so busy) because on our wedding day, it was like we had known Dave forever, everything felt perfect!! The band even learned 3 songs for us!! Beyond accommodating! Honestly, there are not enough praises to give this group! All of our wedding guests were shocked!! They are still talking about how great the music was! One more thing to say – I don’t think there was a moment when someone was not on the dance floor, even during dinner!! They were awesome!!! I 100% recommend this band!! If you have any questions or want to see pictures or video, contact Dave. He can get in touch with us.”
Kristina Nowack September 19, 2009
Thank you too! You guys were amazing! We got so many compliments on the
music and your band. Your song list was perfect! I will definitely be in
touch if we are ever in the area again.
Denise June 23, 2010
“High Definition blew our minds away! We hired them for our wedding ceremony which was held on the Adirondack boat on Lake George. Dave also played at our ceremony in Bolton Landing
and it was just beautiful! He definitely went out of his way to make the ceremony very special for us and our families.
The wedding reception was unbelievable. Before dinner my husband and I danced a routine to "I Get a Kick out of You" which the band had learned for us. It was flawless. After dinner the music continued and we were all dancing the entire night, one song kept being played right after another. At one point I had to stop and wonder if they were going to take any breaks! All night and in the days that followed, many of our guests inquired about the band. They thought they were amazing and must have cost an arm and a leg. When they told us the price we were charged, everyone was in shock. We definitely chose the best band EVER for our wedding.
I would recommend High Definition to EVERYONE! Dave organized everything, was great about staying in touch and touching base every so often, and made sure to make our wedding so awesome. We can't thank them enough.”
Anastassia July 4, 2009
To all members of the High Definition Band,
Thank you all so much for making our wedding day a hit! All of our guests had a great time, the dance floor was packed the whole night, I don’t think I sat down more than once the whole evening. Pete, a special thanks to you for learning the piano lyrics for our wedding songs, it was such a nice personal touch for our ceremony. The evening was perfect, you created exactly the kind of wedding reception vibe we were hoping for. Thanks so much again for everything!
Christopher and Rebecca Leader June 20, 2009
Yes, a popular choice has been a classical style guitarist. We have many other options available to you as well.
What options do you offer for the Cocktail hour?
We offer a variety of cocktail hour options such as: solo piano, solo jazz or classical guitar, acoustic duo, acoustic trio, jazz duo, jazz trio, jazz quartet a karaoke-style sing along and a DJ service.
Starting time for the band?
We find that it is best to have the band play soft background music as your reception begins. This sets the best mood for your special day.
How many breaks does the band take?
High Definition takes 1 break only during dinner. We will provide recorded music during this break.
Do we have to provide dinner for the band?
We kindly ask that dinner be provided for the band. With travel time and setting up the band rarely has the time to dine.
How will the band dress for a wedding reception?
The gentlemen in the band wear black tuxes and Colleen wears formal evening attire.
What styles of music do you play?
We play music from the 1930’s to the songs of today. Our repertoire has the versatility to satisfy all generations. Experience and having five lead vocalists gives us the ability to perform a wide range of song styles.
How long does the band play?
We typically play for four hours. Additional time can be arranged.
What if I’m concerned about the volume of the band?
We are very experienced at keeping the volume just right. Feel free to let us know if a volume change is needed during your event.
Do you have lighting?
Yes, we have stage and dance floor lighting. We also feature special effects lighting to enhance the dance floor.
Do you have a wireless microphone?
Yes, it can be utilized for toasts, blessings, etc.
Will the band learn songs that we need for our special day?
Yes, we typically learn 2 to 3 songs for the bride and groom’s first dance or parent dances.
Can we select songs the band will play?
Yes, you can pick songs from our song list that you want and don’t want us to play.
Do you have a horn section available?
Yes, vocalist Bob Father also doubles on Trumpet. We also offer the option of adding a Saxophone player.
Do you have a CD player?
Yes, we have a fully integrated DJ system in our state-of-the-art PA system.
Will you provide music during your breaks?
Yes, we bring a variety of recorded music with us. We also can play any CD you provide us.
Who will announce the Bridal party?
High Definition will take care of announcements and the flow of events, be the Master of Ceremonies. We are very well known and experienced at working with event coordinators, catering staffs and vendors. We will assure your day goes as planned.
Who will be my contact for High Definition?
Band Leader Dave Perrotta will be your contact for High Definition. He is readily available for all clients.
How do I book High Definition?
Just contact us by phone, 518-584-4174 or E-mail us at, HighDefinition@nycap.rr.com to see if the date is available. We can make arrangements and send you a contract.
How much will it cost to have High Definition at my wedding?
We are the most affordable, quality band around. High Definition is committed to working with all clients and their budgets. We offer a variety of options to do this. The easiest way to get a price is to give Dave a call.
How did we decide on High Definition as a name?
We had narrowed down our choices. We wrote them down on individual
pieces of paper, crumbled them up, tossed them on the floor and had Taylor
We understand how important and difficult it can be finding the perfect band for your special day. A key to our success has been offering a great product at a very affordable price.
One big factor in bands is on stage volume. Some bands bring in a big PA system and crank it up. It won't be pleasing to the older folks. High Definition nows how to keep the volume right. We have a state of the art PA system and a top end sound tech to mix the sound.
Our audio samples on our web site are via a live performance. No studio tricks and dubbing were utilized. It's a straight forward , honest approach.
We recommend that you see the band you hire in person. Make sure the band you see is the one that will be on the job. Beware marketing materials, some bands have audio and video samples that do not represent how they actually sound and look like on stage.