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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.

Amy at PCDI

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.

Isaacs Center 2

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.

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Date: July 6th

Location: Sands Light, Sands Point, LI

Number of Musicians: 12!

photo by Ellen Wolff Photography

photo by Ellen Wolff Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man, did we have fun saluting the glitz and glamour of the jazz age this past July 4th weekend. Our good friends at AriZona Beverage Company did it again! They simply throw the best parties (and hire the best band) especially when it comes to rockin’ a theme. This year’s release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby not only inspired all sorts of fashion trends, but also prompted folks to throw Gatsby themed events. We were lucky to get to be a part of this particular soiree.

Because of the over-the-top style of the roaring twenties and the decadence of Gatsby we were asked to expand Nite-Time to 12 pieces so we could play tunes from the era in style. What a joy to have all of those horns to sing in front of, and extra percussion so that Yves could step out in front and conduct while joining me in a few duets. We played some great old songs from the ’20s for about an hour or so before dinner. Then the dancing shoes came out and we mixed it up with some modern hits, some Stevie Wonder (to make those horns work) and of course, classic rock – always a favorite of this crowd.

Yves and the boys having some fun!

Yves and the boys having some fun!

We got a chance to watch the synchronized swimmers they had in the pool during the cocktail hour before we played. I can honestly say, that was a first!

Synchro swimmers 2

synchro swimmers

Everyone got into dressing the part.

Amy Gatsby

Night Nite-Time

In case you need a little ear candy to get you in the mood check out this link…

Nite-Time Live on You Tube

Looking forward to the next theme, whatever it might be…

The Theme Party is Alive and Well!

September 5, 2010 – Long Island, NY

For several years now Nite-Time has been happy to call the owners of Arizona Iced Tea clients and friends. These people really know how to throw a party. Labor Day weekend is always the biggest of the year at their place and the theme is different every time. Last year it was Woodstock, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the famed music festival. It was a great event and we really enjoyed playing all the hits from 1969.

This year’s party was on September 5th and the theme was hillbilly hootenanny, it was incredibly well styled, and totally fun for all, even us!

Everything from vintage pick up trucks to car seat “furniture” was represented. The property was transformed, and the irony of holding the entire party in the driveway was not lost on us. We provided bluegrass banjo and fiddle players to greet guests as they arrived at the entrance to the event seated in a countrified 1946 Dodge Power Wagon on a couple of bales of hay. 

Down the driveway a bit was a full scale petting zoo with goats, sheep and the cutest pigmy donkey I’ve ever seen (OK, the only pigmy donkey I’ve ever seen).

On the main stage we started with Danny on solo guitar, he’s a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll all in one! Oh, and no need to adjust your screen folks, that is chicken wire he’s playing behind – too funny!

After about an hour we all joined him and kicked some vintage country including, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash and of course, the theme from Rawhide!

The next act on the bill was Screaming Queens Entertainment. They sent over two amazing drag performers who performed songs by Dolly Parton and Carrie Underwood. They brought it big time and were kind enough to pose for photo-ops afterwards. We couldn’t help ourselves…

After another set by us, we turned the mic over to Chart Guthrie, square dance caller extraordinaire for a fun bit of group dancing. The crowd did a great job and it was a nice switch for us to be entertained for a while. The square dancing led nicely into the Hillbilly Beauty pageant portion of the night. The prizes ranged from Russell Stover chocolates to a Swarovski crystal Mickey Mouse watch. There were some hilarious costumes and it was tough to choose a clear winner…

I really thought “Mustache Rides” guy should have taken it. I believe he was disqualified though…

Howdy Nite-Time Pardners!

After the contest concluded Nite-Time took the stage again, this time we did our thing. We hit a full list of classic rock, 80’s and dance music. The party was rockin’ so we played an extra hour and everyone took to the dance floor fueled by Patron Tequila JELL-O shots and some of the best mac and cheese around!

Words cannot adequately describe the scene that night, but further photo highlights will speak volumes.

Pre-party shot of the decor...

Every party needs a few sheep!

Clothesline on the way in, of course.

Why don't y'all just set a spell?

...and I - ee - I will always love You - ooo.

my personal favorite costume

Careful! Your head might end up up there.