New York Edge Music
Rich & NYE,
We don’t even know where to begin. Thank you so much for making our special day everything we dreamed of and more. Your performance at our reception was nothing short of extraordinary and we’ve received nothing but excellent feedback from our guests. We continue to hear how much everyone loved the energy of the band and that they loved how interactive you were. Our main goal for our wedding was to make sure our guests had a great time and I have to say that you and your band made that all possible for us.
Once again, thank you so much for an outstanding performance and for memories that we will cherish forever!
Lauren & Joe
Rich, Shanti, and the rest of the NY Edge Orchestra,
I just wanted to once again thank you guys for the phenomenal performance at our wedding on Saturday. Every person Kristy and I have spoken to can't say enough about how great the band was and how they were able to make it such a fun party. You guys were a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process and we really appreciate how great you guys made our reception. We really hope we'll be able to see you guys at another event sometime soon. Take care.
-T.J. and Kristy
The party's over but the melody lingers on. What an outstanding professional job you did on Saturday night at our daughter's wedding!
The ballroom was filled with great instrumental music, rich sound and a selection that pleased our guests who ranged in age from 18 to 90.
You kept all your promises. You said that you could read a crowd and keep the dance floor filled and you certainly did. At 1:00am we were still dancing and enjoying ourselves. Thank you for being an incredible musician, a wonderful singer and extraordinary musical leader. Without any reservation, you will be recommended to all who inquire "who was that terrific group at Bethany's wedding?"
Janet and Paul Adler
Rich and his band were absolutely incredible. They read the crowd perfectly and kept the night moving all night long. There were at least 200 people on the dance floor the whole night out of 220. They played a mix of top 40, Motown, oldies and more. I would definitely recommend them to another bride and groom. They were easy to work with and crate song lIsts with as well as very flexible and easy to get in touch with. Their band is solid and their female singer is fantastic. They know just what to do to make It a night that we will never forget.
Bride at tappan hill mansion 9/22/2012
Great Wedding! Rich, It was great seeing you, your wife and whole crew at the wedding this weekend. As you know, we have seen New York Edge perform numerous times, including at our wedding which was a truly joyous occasion. Your band really set the tone for a wonderful affair. One of the distinguishing characteristics I have noticed is how seamlessly you move from song to song and keep everyone engaged and on the dance floor. So often I have seen bands really dampen the mood by failing to transition well between pieces. Another thing that I especially appreciate is how you are able to integrate the brides and groom's suggested playlist so that it all flows together. We can't wait to see you again
New York Edge was absolutely incredible. The confidence and friendliness you feel from your very first visit with Rich to the last minutes of your wedding are absolutely amazing. Rich and his band do an incredible job at making your wedding party unforgettable. Our dance floor was filled the entire night and at the end everyone was still full of energy and going strong. We described what type of night we wanted, and Rich listened and ran with it. It was truly amazing. By choosing New York Edge you are guaranteeing yourself an awesome and fun night that will have your guests raving. If you are looking for a quiet, calm evening this is not the band for you. With this band, you get a non-stop party filled with a night of dancing and partying.
If you are looking for a band that will keep your dance floor packed the entire night, you HAVE to go with New York Edge. Rich and the entire band are full of so much energy and talent. Everyone told us after that they were the best band that they ever heard! They played all different types of music, so all of our guests were dancing the night away!
Just a note to thank you for the great music last night at our daughter's wedding. You certainly had the dance floor rocking!
It was a pleasure working with you. Thanks for making our event so successful.
Sincerely Marilyn Mazur
We had a wonderful time at our wedding and would like to thank you for the beautiful music that really kept the crowd up all night! We have wonderful memories.
Ali and Dinc
You must hire this band.
When we went into our meeting with Rich Greenfield we did not expect to hire them. We had already picked our band, and only went to meet with them because they were highly recommended from a colleague of mine. But we are so happy we decided to meet with them! We both left that meeting with no doubt that we wanted New York Edge to be our wedding band.
The entire night of the wedding went perfectly. The timing of everything was perfect: our first dance, the hora, the speeches, the dancing sets, the dining sets, the cake cutting - flawless. We only met with Rich one or two times before the wedding to determine the flow of things - and he pulled it off without a hitch. Nothing was missed or left out or poorly timed. Trust Rich when he gives advice on the flow of the evening - he knows his stuff. The band makes the party. If you have a tight budget, skimp on anything - except for the band. We don't regret one frickin penny we spent on this band.
Most importantly, the dance floor was packed the entire night. People are STILL raving about the band. We had a 9 piece band (with 4 singers) and a pianist for the cocktail hour. There is nothing this band can't play. I think they know every song ever written, and every style on earth. They know how to read a crowd and they know when to play what song in order to keep the guests dancing. They even had a kick line to New York New York going well after midnight. The New York Edge could play a wedding in a mud pit and they would still make it the best party ever.
Choose this band for your wedding. You won't regret it. It was the most fun, lively, crazy, energetic time we've ever had. My #1 wish was that the dance floor was packed the whole night. It was. And Rich and The New York Edge were a pleasure to...
To Rich and New York Edge:
Just wanted to follow up and say, wow! Or, more appropriately, WOW! You absolutely blew the roof off of our party! It was simply amazing. I still get chills thinking about it. You guys are the best. You nailed our first song and what a finale! We've received several letters from guests complimenting the wedding, but mostly complimenting you! The phrase "that was the best band I've ever heard in my life" has been uttered more than just a few times to us. The party was nonstop and, in very large part to you, the most fun evening of our lives.
Just as important, you were great. I knew the minute we met you, you had a gift. And not just for music. You made the process fun, relaxing, and seamless. My wife joked during our engagement that when I was frustrated with all the wedding planning that I should call you to get in a happy mood again! You're a sure bet for an incredible party.
We can't wish you enough continued success with New York Edge. While no more weddings for us, we hope we can book you again when we feel the need for a raging party!
New York Edge was SO fantastic and really made our wedding the crazy party that it was and that we wanted it to be. I've been to a lot of weddings and they are the best out there!
I can NOT say enough wonderful things about these guys or praise them enough for making our wedding the event of the year for our friends, family and for the two of us.
We hired them as a nine piece band. Everyone is still raving about the music, the fun, the energy they created and the all-around great time everyone had at our wedding Throughout the entire reception they chose a perfect variety of music and tailored it to the crowd in the moment! Someone even exclaimed that they had never seen a dance floor SO packed at the very first song played. From young to old, wild to conservative, they played something for everyone and made the night truly magical.
We simply cannot thank them enough for helping create a night that no one will forget. TRULY top notch!!!!
If you hire them, you could probably skip flowers and a wedding cake and no one would care or notice.
:-) Jocelyn & Ken 10-9-11
New York Edge Music really made our wedding night an unforgettable one. It's weeks after the wedding and our guests are still telling us how much fun they had and what a great atmosphere the band provided!
Hiring Rich and New York Edge was 100% hands-down the best decision we made for our wedding. They are so talented and know exactly how to read a crowd. The dance floor was packed the entire night. Every single one of our guests can not stop raving about how AMAZING the band was and what a fantastic time they had. I just can't say enough about how talented and professional every single member of the band was. They exceeded our expectations and we are so grateful!!!! Hire them! Ali and James.
Hiring Rich and New York Edge was 100% hands-down the best decision we made for our wedding. They are so talented and know exactly how to read a crowd. The dance floor was packed the entire night. Every single one of our guests can not stop raving about how AMAZING the band was and what a fantastic time they had. I just can\'t say enough about how talented and professional every single member of the band was. They exceeded our expectations and we are so grateful!!!! Hire them! Ali and James.
You always hear the number one thing guests remember from a wedding was how much fun they had, aka dancing the night away. We knew it was our most important wedding vendor, and did much research in finding the perfect band. Well, we did find the PERFECT band in NEW YORK EDGE. Rich and the entire New York Edge band were top of the line musicians and performers. Their energy had every single guest on the dance floor. Their voices and instruments were incredible, and their song choice was carefully thought out. This is a classy band, with a lot of character and amazing entertaining skills. We couldn't have been any happier with the way our wedding turned out, and we owe a huge thank you to New York Edge for being such an important part of making this happen. Every guest left saying they've never heard such a great band...and we'd have to agree. We'd recommend them to anyone looking for an all around class act band, that will have you dancing the night away. Thank you NYE!
My daughter Tracey Schmitt and my new son -in-law were married this
past Saturday in Sandy Hook. You were the band she chose to play at
the wedding, and I must admit that your band was FANTASTIC, AWESOME,
and to put it mildly the BEST!!! Right after their first dance as
husband and wife the dance floor started to ROCK!!! Everyone was out
there on the floor dancing, singing along and enjoying the music. Your
" interplay" with the guests was PHENOMINAL. It was too bad that such
a wonderful evening came and went so quickly........ in my eyes that
means you made the wedding quite memorable with your music. I cannot
thank Tracey enough for hiring you.. I have always said that an
EXCELLENT band makes the wedding great, and you certainly did!
Melissa and I want to say a huge thank you to you, Shanti and the New York Edge Team for putting together an awesome show. The music is such a key part of a wedding and you guys set the tone perfectly.
Our friends and family keep raving about the exceptional performance of the band. You entertained the entire room and had everyone moving and dancing the night away.
We would also like to thank you for the incredible rendition of our wedding song and the song you performed with our nieces. You guys did a great job coordinating everything, and making sure all our requests were meet. Your professionalism and talents shined through from beginning to end and we can’t thank you enough.
We were both hugely impressed. If you need us for direct recommendations please feel free to reach out.
New York Edge is a great band! They were very professional, full of energy, and had the dance floor filled the entire evening.
Everyone had a great time thanks to them and no one wanted to go home. It was an incredible evening and New York Edge set the tone, and had everyone dancing and having a great time all evening.
Call them--they were great!
Working with Rich and the New York Edge was wonderful. Our guests loved the band and the dance floor was busy the whole night. They helped us work within our budget and even came through during a hurricane to perform. I absolutely recommend them, they are helpful, friendly, and talented.
We had tremendous expectations for our special day. You typically know what to expect when selecting the venue and you can guage the quality of the food based on the tasting. Since music is such an integral part of a successful party, we had fairly stringent requirements. Any anxieties we had during our planning were quelled once we met with Rich Greenfield and New York Edge Music. He was more interested in getting to know us than quickly rushing to discuss the business end of the engagement. His creativity and understanding of our preferences allowed NYEM to truly perform beyond our expectations. They engaged the crowd from the very beginning and maintained incredible energy throughout the night. I can't say enough about the talent and effort that this company brings. You will not be disappointed -- you will be blown away.
we just wanted to thank you and the band for your amazing performance at our wedding. we couldn't be happier and we received SO many compliments about you guys!! we are so grateful to you for learning the song for our first dance and working with us on the special touches.
you guys rock!
Rich and all the folks at NY Edge you guys were amazing! Our wedding was at the Bronx Zoo, and unusual setting, but you rocked it. Learning the song "Daughter in the Water" for my father and I to dance to meant so much to us. Our guests are still talking about you!
A long overdue note of thanks to you and all the members of New York Edge Orchestra.
You made Reena and Jeff's June wedding at the Bronx Zoo the most fun!!
All the guests are still talking about you guys (and I think some will be giving you a call soon.)
You are amazing musicians, and it was our great pleasure to work with you.
All the best,
My email to Rich, the band leader, should sum up my review perfectly:
It is has been almost 2 weeks since our wedding, and everyone is STILL talking about how much fun they had at the wedding, and most importanly, how awesome the band was!! My mom has had to stop answering the phone because it is ringing off the hook, and she is losing her voice! Everyone is absolutely raving about you guys. Not that I'm surprised! From the minute we met with you the first time and heard you guys, my mom and I were pinching each other on your couch. We had chills - you guys were so good! Once we signed the contract and left, I was literally jumping up and down on Broadway, because I knew that you guys would make our wedding one to remember. You did all that and more!!
Everyone from age 18 to 70 was out on the dance floor from the minute they walked into the reception, until the minute it ended. And even after that! No one wanted to leave. The range of music you played was awesome - something for everyone, and such a constant variety, kept everyone on their toes all night! You guys totally know how to set up all the dance sets and keep the party going. There was never a dull moment, never a moment without music, and never one of those "ehh" songs that made everyone kind of drift off the dance floor. Here's a snippet from an email from one of my parent's friends: "The band was fantastic, and despite knee replacement surgery, not dancing was not an option!!"
Even all of the vendors, who have of course been at tons of weddings, commented on how great you were and how it was the most packed dance floor they have seen. Our photographer stayed way overtime with no charge, just because he was having so much fun and wanted to capture everyone else having such a good time too!
So Tim and I bow down to you, New York Edge, the absolute masters!! We can't thank you enough for making our wedding THE party to remember, and for being such a pleasure to work with throughout the whole process. You were always on top of all of the details, scheduling, and timing the night of the wedding, and I always felt like we were in such good hands. I can't wait for my friends to get engaged so I can hand over your contact info! I want to be a guest at a wedding you play at, so i don't have to be dragged off the dance floor for photos and such!!
if you want a fun party - these guys are the way to go!!! by the end of the night, EVERYONE was on the dance floor - including my 87 year old grandma. they are so much fun and play a really great mix of music - we didnt give them a list of songs, and rather let the see what the crowd liked. it worked out really well this way - we had some black eyed peas and usher, followed by some oldies and classic rock, and then some. music for everyone. and the wireless mics and instruments they use are awesome!!! they come out into the crowd and rock with everyone. how cool is that????
They were amazing! Book them now!
This is an amazing band and you can't go wrong! I enjoyed meeting with Rich on a couple of occasions to discuss our wedding and our choice in music. I spent a lot of time checking off the songs and making clear the music we would like to hear as well as the music to omit-- I was disappointed to hear Journey and Bon Jovi played at my wedding when we specifically asked for music with a beat and salsa. This is why I knocked a star off "responsiveness". However, our weddings guests loved it and the floor was constantly packed with dancers, and that's what counts! The band has a ton of energy, a few times I found myself dancing next to Rich and his bass guitar, I had not realized they could escape the stage and join the crowd. My guests also enjoyed the chance to sing into the mic with them here and there. In addition to playing good music, they were excellent performers in that sense and added to the excitement.
NY Edge are true professionals with a nice working space. They also learned two songs for us with about 3 weeks to go, and did a fantastic job with them. I definitely recommend this band as a professional talented bunch who know how to keep the crowd going. In addition, they knew all the cultural stuff we wanted at our Jewish wedding-- mezinkah, horah, etc. They also frequently work at our venue and helped prepare us for the day.
We used the classical trio for our ceremony, pianist for cocktail hour, and 8 member band for reception.
Working with Rich was awesome. He is a true musician and completely understood what we were looking for in a Wedding Band. We were totally against "over the top" wedding bands. We did not want the band leader to MC our night. We didn't want smoke machines, light shows or flashy tacky outfits! We simply wanted a classy, tasteful band to set the mood for our night.
We used New York Rhythm, one of his smaller Bands (7 pieces) and could not have been happier with our choice. They were a True Class Act! Very entertaining and very professional.
We had New York Rhythm. They were sensational. They played exactly the kind of music we asked for and had the dance floor packed all day long. During dinner they played the quiet background music we asked for which allowed our guests to talk to one another....something everyone commented on, and appreciated. Our guests had a fabulous time dancing and singing along. We have been hearing raves about the band from everyone.
Rich and his band could not have been more accommodating to my husbands taste in music. Rich really knows how to read the crowd to keep the party going. Everyone commented that they had never danced so much at wedding, and was so amazed at the nontraditional, omission of cheesy wedding songs that they were able to perform. (My husband is a Dead head so he thinks every band should be like a concert, and the New York Edge did not disappoint!)
As musicians first and foremost, music must always be expertly performed, true to its “vibe” and genre, and utterly exciting — no exceptions!
From Swing, Big Band, Jazz, & Standards to R&B, Classic Soul, Motown & Funk — From 70’s, 80’s & 90’s to Hip Hop & 2000’s Contemporary
With dynamic vocals and smoking horns guests never stop dancing.