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Setting the Mood at M&D Farm!

We’re so excited to be a part of M&D Farm’s open house this afternoon!

We’ll be playing live and spinning some smooth grooves on the farm with our good friends Mario and Daniel. Check out their amazing new venue here.

We’ll report back with pics soon!

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Summer’s Almost Here!

 

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Yves and Amy getting set to DJ Jillian Michaels’ boot camp work out and cocktail fete for Krave Jerky contest winners in NYC!

This weekend marks the “unofficial” start of summer and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ll be kicking off the summer season on LI this Sunday with our friends from Arizona Iced Tea! We had a great spring, but before we catch you up on that we’ve got news!!

First of all, if you’ve never checked out Yves and Amy as The Goldbergs you really should. For more information and upcoming show dates or to book the duo that’s comprised of the “heart and soul of NYC’s Premier Party Band” go to www.thegoldbergsmusic.com!

As a lot of you know, YG Productions, Ltd. is the parent company of Nite-Time. Our team at YGP has been working behind the scenes for years to not only manage, book and promote Nite-Time, but also The Goldbergs and other live acts. We’ve got the best connections to pros in the business and the discerning ear of seasoned professional musicians working to bring you the finest talent for any event! YGP has also been offering DJ services for the past several seasons and we decided it was time to expand our online presence and let the public know what we’re all about. Check out our brand spanking new site ygpltd.com for more info!

Up next, springtime in review.

 

Spring Has Sprung!

Happy Spring Everyone,

When we last checked in with you all, we were getting set to rock Valentine’s Day at Seasons at Windham Mountain, and that we did. It was one of the best (if not coldest) ski weekends of the season and the folks at Seasons were up and dancing with us to help warm up after a chilly afternoon on the slopes! Our favorite newly-engaged guitar-god, JT Curtis filled in for Danny and rocked the house while showing his beautiful fiancé the love! Hey JT, we know an awesome band for your wedding😉

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That was quite a move, and he still nailed the solo!

 

We kicked off the year on January 16th when we hit the road to play for Natasha and Brian’s Wedding in Washington DC at The Capitol View at 400. We first met Natasha a few years back when we played for her mom’s 50th bash in Maryland. We all had so much fun with these folks, we were super psyched to rock out with them again in our nation’s capital. Natasha is an amazing professional dancer and aerialist and really showed off her skills during the couple’s first dance, You’re The Cream in My Coffee.

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Natasha and Brian captivated the crowd.

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It was an awesome way to kick off 2016!

 

On New Year’s Eve we got a chance to party with our friends at The Wolfert’s Roost Country Club in Albany, NY – wow, we really get around! Amy, kicked off the festivities that night by flexing her solo acoustic guitar and vocal muscles during the cocktail hour before she joined the full band for dancing in the ball room!

 

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Happy New Year!

 

In March we all took some time off before donning our masks for this year’s annual GCCA Beaux Arts Ball on April 2nd,which honored our friend and colleague Frank Cuthbert for his contributions to supporting local art and artists. Frank is a wonderfully talented composer and performer. We had the privilege of performing a piece from Frank’s musical Coney Island entitled Great Kissers in New York, and later in the evening we surprised Frank and called him up on stage to sing one of our favorites of his songs, Nervous. We have such a great time at this event each year and this year was no exception. We feel honored to contribute to this very worthy cause in our small way and truly respect the people who work tirelessly to make sure that the arts are supported in our community. Thank you to Kay Stamer and David and Jean Slutsky for allowing us to be a part of this event year after year and to Frank for rocking with us!

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Frank Cuthbert belts out his tune, Nervous, at the Beaux Arts Ball!

 

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Danny plays “that funky music, white boy”.

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Amy’s awesome masked selfie!

 

On April 4th, Yves and the guys provided a jazz trio for the Stanley M. Isaacs Center Gala at The Racquet and Tennis Club on Park Avenue in NYC. Yves delighted the crowd with his cocktail-hour crooning while Bennett tickled the ivories for the guests as they mingled and perused the silent auction items before heading into the main ballroom for dinner and a live auction to benefit the center.

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Gala-goers anxiously await the live auction portion of the evening.

 

 

Those are just some of the highlights of this past winter, we’ve been working on some new and exciting things for this coming season while trying to stay warm. Learning new songs, developing new services that we can offer our amazing clients and  bringing you up to date for winter/ early spring fun with Nite-Time.

Next up: Catch Yves and Amy performing at the Windham Bridal Expo on May 15th. We’ll be unveiling our new site ygpltd.com. Finally, you’ll be able to find all of our services in one place, from acoustic acts to full bands to DJs to musical ceremony services (complete with officiant). We are so excited about our expansion and look forward to making all of your entertainment wishes come true!

 

Yves and Amy and the band are getting bundled up to rock your Valentine ski weekend’s socks off!

If you’re in the area, or feel like having an arctic adventure, come on up to Seasons at Windham Mountain Resort and check out Nite-Time rockin’ out for lovers (requited or otherwise).

We jam from 4pm – 7pm, today: Sunday, February 14th.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Summer Recap Time!!

Well, the holidays are fast approaching and so we figured this would be a good time for a recap of this summer’s parties and happenings. We’ve been so busy this year we’ve barely had time to stay in touch with you all, but if you’ve been following us on Instagram you’re ahead of the game. Here are some of our favorite pics from the grooviest parties of the summer (yes, we’re bringing back groovy – pass it on).

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Meredith and Andrew took a spin around the floor to their first dance “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen.

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Danny took a solo at sunset on the beach at Sands Light. Pretty cool!

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Then we all joined in…

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… and Amy whipped out the guitar!

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Beach drums, uh huh.

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Then we were back on the water in Ship Bottom jamming out with the Tepper family.

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This kid did an awesome “worm”! Looking forward to next year, y’all.

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We promise Danny will rock out this hard again!

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Yes, that’s Yves on acoustic guitar. He rocked it out at Windham CC!

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Kelty had an awesome time the night of her wedding at the Ridgewood CC.

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Kevin danced with his mom to this classic.

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Then everyone got down!

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We had a great time with Kelty and Kevin and all of their family and friends!

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We celebrated with and performed for our dear friends David and Patrick as they finally tied the knot.

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Legally!!

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Now that calls for a toast!

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Kaila and Chris had an idyllic setting for their ceremony at The Garrison.

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Later on, Chris jammed out with the band to some Led Zeppelin sung by Yves. These guys rocked!!

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We found a little time to get into the studio.

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The last wedding of the summer was on the other side of the country! That’s Napa in the background.

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Constance and Tarek had another amazing view courtesy of Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford, CA.

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Then they took the party inside to dance all night!

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We may have done some wine tasting the next day…

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Yves and Amy found a little time to relax on the water…

 

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…but you can’t stop this guy from working, even in a beach bungalow! Here’s to another great season.

Thanks so much to all of our wonderful clients, those featured here and all the rest, for an amazing season! We can’t believe how fast it went by, but now we’re heading right into Holiday Party season, so stay tuned…

 

Date: June 18th

Location: The Water’s Edge, LIC, NY

First Dance: All I Want Is You by Tristan Prettyman

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Bianca and Lycean are two busy ER docs in the midst of their residency, so when they asked us to play for their wedding on a Thursday night we were more than happy to accommodate them. Their schedules keep them occupied all weekend long, but hey – we’ll rock out any day of the week, any time of day! The couple chose a band/DJ combo package to suit their very eclectic taste, which is something we’ve been doing a lot more of lately. It’s a lot of fun for us, we get to dance too. We even learned some new moves!

Bianca and Lyncean danced the night away!

Bianca and Lyncean danced the night away!

Bianca and Lyncean chose Tristan Prettyman’s version of the Barry Louis Polisar song, All I Want Is You (the song that was made popular by the movie Juno). It’s a song that is as sweet as the couple themselves.

The room was decked out in origami details from the center pieces to the cake decor. A really nice touch that someone must have spent hours on.

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Here are some more great pics and details from Bianca and Lycean’s big day…

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A scrapbook station in the corner of the room allowed guests to get creative.

A BBQ themed cocktail table featured a bucket of Porkslap Pale Ale - nice touch!

A BBQ themed cocktail table featured a bucket of Porkslap Pale Ale – nice touch!

When it came time to put down the sticks, Yves transitioned seamless from band leader to rockin' DJ!

When it came time to put down the sticks, Yves transitioned seamlessly from band leader to rockin’ DJ!

...and then there was dancing...

…and then there was dancing…

...and more dancing...

…and more dancing…

...and even more dancing!

…and even more dancing!

All with the backdrop of our amazing city!

All with the backdrop of our amazing city!

Hey everyone!

I know it’s been a while since we last posted, but we have had a crazy busy couple of months. We rocked some pretty awesome events in May and June in addition to starting the planning process with Nite-Time’s Class of 2016. We figured you all might want to see what we’ve been up to, so here are some photo highlights of our spring season…

We were honored to return (for the eighth year) to perform for the amazing folks at the Princeton Child Development Institute. They do such wonderful work with children and adults living with autism and they do a terrific job organizing this event each year.

PCDI's Spring Sensations Gala had a Parisian theme this year.

PCDI’s Spring Sensations Gala had a Parisian theme this year.

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Amy at the Spring Sensations Gala.

Yves looking right at home in "Paris".

Yves looking right at home in “Paris”.

This marked the third year in a row that the good people at the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center asked us to perform for their Spring Gala and one of the few times of the year that Amy and Bennett get to perform as a duo before the full band gets rockin’. Always fun!

Amy and Bennett enjoying some duo time at the Isaacs Center Gala.

Amy and Bennett enjoying some duo time at the Isaacs Center Gala.

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We rocked a small fete with our friends from Arizona Iced Tea on Memorial Day weekend and Amy got to go electric… again!

Amy's pink telecaster comes out of hiding!

Amy’s pink telecaster comes out of hiding!

Amy and Yves soaking up a little sun at Sands Point before rockin' out!

Amy and Yves soaking up a little sun at Sands Point before rockin’ out!

Of course, no spring would be complete without our Columbia College Reunion Weekend revelers jamming to tunes from every decade on the plaza outside the iconic Low Library in the heart of NYC! We probably say this every year, but this year seemed to bring out more alumni than ever before.

Amy and Danny laying it down!

Amy and Danny laying it down!

This one's for you!

This one’s for you!

These are just the folks chillin' out behind the stage!

These are just the folks chillin’ out behind the stage!

Amy snapped this selfie with the crowd.

Amy snapped this selfie with the crowd.

OK, this one's just a weird cool band selfie.

OK, this one’s just a weird cool band selfie!

We were invited to perform for Duggal Visual Solutions’ summer yacht party again this year and it was so much fun! This year’s party was on the Hornblower Infinity, a boat with a capacity of 1000 people, so cool.

All Aboard!

All Aboard!

Did we mention it was a white party?

Did we mention it was a white party?

All white. Can't believe all the guys had white pants, looking good!

All white. Can’t believe all the guys had white pants, looking good!

Amy and Yves got to rock it duo style at the Wolfert’s Roost CC’s Belmont Stakes party on June 6th. We’re not saying the acoustic good vibes we sent out had anything to do with American Pharoah’s historic triple crown win, but you never know😉

Amy and Yves getting set to jam out, acoustically.

Amy and Yves getting set to jam out, acoustically.

Just three days before the end of spring on June 18th, wedding season kicked in for us again with Bianca and Lyncean’s NYC nuptials. These two ER docs are so busy they had to schedule their wedding for a Thursday night. It’s all good, we’ll rock a party any day of the week. More to come on that one…

Bianca and Lyncean enjoying their beautiful and origami themed wedding cake.

Bianca and Lyncean enjoying their beautiful and origami themed wedding cake.

Follow us on Instagram to see these and other great pics from Nite-Time’s weddings and events.

Date: April 25th

Location: FEAST Caterers at Round Hill

First Dance: Slide by Goo Goo Dolls

Last Song: Kiss Me I’m Sh**tfaced by The Dropkick Murphys

Best Parent Dance Ever!!: You Can’t Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones

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Heather and Derek know how to party!

Heather and Derek are self proclaimed geeks. They’re huge fans of Harry Potter, Star Wars and superheroes in general. The hashtag for posts and pics from their wedding was #425nerdynuptials and they filled the Mansion at Round Hill with personal touches. There was something that reflected their style and their sense of fun and adventure everywhere you looked, from the Star Wars style story board of their relationship history…

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to the action figures that I can only guess were collected with love and care throughout the years.

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That being said, they definitely know how to party! Check out this link to their photo booth pics by Mariana Feely, see if you  recognize anyone😉

Heather and Derek crossed all of the modern top 40 dance music off of our song list in favor of classic rock, ’80s, ’90s and current rock. The highlights of their request list included 99 Red Balloons by Nena, Enter Sandman by Metallica (the one heavy metal song that Heather let Derek request) and You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon.

For their first dance the couple chose Slide by Goo Goo Dolls and it really got the reception started. No one could resist joining them on the dance floor and we just knew we were in for a fun night from the start.

A sweet moment for Heather and Derek just before all the guests hit the floor!

A sweet moment for Heather and Derek just before all the guests hit the floor!

We followed up the first dance with a round of horas to wish the couple good luck in their life together. For the parent dances Heather chose My Wish to dance with her dad (that song still gets me a little choked up each time) and Derek and his mom chose You Can’t Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones. I never asked what the significance of that tune was for them, but it was awesome! Best parent dance ever. Everyone got into it and joined them on the dance floor for a tribute and well timed sing along.

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For the last dance of the night we played Kiss Me, I’m Sh**tfaced by The Dropkick Murphys, a song Heather and Derek specifically requested for “later in the night”. We had to put the kids to bed for that one, but it was clearly a favorite of the couple and their friends. Every word was sung along with the band and it really was a great capper to the night!

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Heather and Derek truly enjoyed every moment of their wedding day, I would guess this fun-loving couple finds joy in just about everything they do together. We had an awesome time rocking out with this unique couple and their amazing friends and family.

Here are some more fun details from Heather and Derek’s “Nerdy Nuptials”…

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Heather and Derek’s Harry Potter themed cake topper.

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The programs stayed right in character.

The programs stayed right in character.

The backdrop for the photo booth shots. Just so you don't take yourself too seriously.

The backdrop for the photo booth shots. Just so you don’t take yourself too seriously.

If you won't take Yoda's word for it...

If you won’t take Yoda’s word for it…

Love love love old family wedding pics that make an appearance.

Love love love old family wedding pics that make an appearance.

Date: April 17th

Location: Bourne Mansion, Oakdale, NY

First Dance: Someone Like You by Van Morrison

Last Dance: Ho Hey by The Lumineers

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Cassie and Mike are simply adorable. They chose the beautiful, historic Bourne Mansion on Long Island for their wedding. A great spot by the water that was the perfect backdrop for the day. Their request list was varied and a lot of fun for us, a few new tunes got added to the song list that night!

Cassie and Mike had a friend perform the ceremony for them, which is just such a wonderful and personal touch. Their ceremony was both touching and humorous. Nothing beats having someone who really knows you as a couple perform your ceremony for you, except maybe having our guy Danny lay down the sweet sweet solo guitar jams. For Cassie and Mike there was Crazy Love by Van Morrison, Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole and When I Paint My Masterpiece by Bob Dylan.

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Cocktails and appetizers were accompanied by solo guitar in the solarium and featured two signature cocktails representing the bride and groom’s hometowns. Cassie and Mike had the most adorable beer koozies made to commemorate the night as well.

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As the party moved into the reception room Nite-Time introduced the bridal party into the room to Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars. We love that tune! For the first dance, Cassie and Mike chose Someone Like You, a classic by Van Morrison with a hint of I Wanna Grow Old With You from The Wedding Singer with Adam Sandler. Everyone got up on the floor to celebrate the bride and groom and they kept it rockin’ all night. Cassie danced with her dad to Lullaby by Billy Joel which always gets everyone teared up. Then we took it right into The Belle of Belfast City, a traditional Irish song, that gave Cassie’s sisters a chance to dance to a family favorite. Mike and his mom chose What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong, another great classic!

Cassie and Mike like a wide variety of music, some of the highlights of their request list include: Treasure by Bruno Mars, Shake it Off by Taylor Swift, Rosalita (always a favorite of Nite-Time) by Bruce Springsteen, Galway Girl by Steve Earle and Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon. We ended the night with the new classic Ho Hey by the Lumineers it’s becoming a party anthem in it’s own right and it’s a great way to cap off a wonderful evening.

We had such fun planning with and playing for Cassie and Mike. Here are some cool pics we snapped at their wedding…

The programs.

The programs.

These awesome vintage-style marquee letters framed the cake table.

These awesome vintage-style marquee letters framed the cake table.

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Bourne Mansion.

Mmmm, cake!

Mmmm, cake!

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Cassie and Mike cutting the cake.

Then they shared a dance.

Then they shared a dance.

Cassie and her dad.

Cassie and her dad.

Old family wedding photos were displayed in the parlor.

Old family wedding photos were displayed in the parlor.

Cassie and Yves! Thanks again for having us, hope to see you again soon.

Cassie and Yves! Thanks again for having us, hope to see you again soon.

photo courtesy of Mitch Wojnarowicz.

photo courtesy of Mitch Wojnarowicz.  www.mitchwed.com

 

Thanks to all of our amazing brides and grooms for your wonderful reviews on Weddingwire.com, they’ve earned Nite-Time a Couple’s Choice Award for 2015!

We are so lucky to get to work with all of you. Thanks for rocking’ it with us last year, lets do it again in 2015.

Check out the cool badge we got for our website…

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