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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!

 

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.

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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.

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Date: August 6th

Location: Bar Harbor Club, Bar Harbor, ME

First Dance: Fly Me to the Moon

Number of meals consumed that contained lobster that weekend: 7!!

Amanda and Ryan live and work in CT, but fell in love with Bar Harbor when they went there for a weekend trip a few years back. When Ryan popped the question, they knew it was the only place to throw their dream destination wedding. Ryan contacted us to come up to play after seeing us online and reading reviews, we were thrilled that they had chosen us to be a part of their big day. I, for one, had never been to Bar Harbor and so Yves and I made a weekend out of it and it was great.

View from the hotel pool.

Amanda and Ryan chose the Bar Harbor Club for their wedding because of it’s beautiful view of the bay and it’s convenient downtown location. Once you get there you can walk to everything, which is great after the long drive, and makes it a perfect spot for a destination wedding. The couple scheduled events throughout the weekend, but of course the biggest was the wedding itself.

For the ceremony they had a quartet of flute, piano and two violins (who joined us from the Bangor Symphony) which played classical selections such as Suite IV from Handel’s Water Music and Pachelbel’s Canon in D.

Classical quartet for ceremony.

When it came time for the cocktail hour the pianist and flutist stayed on to play some light jazz which set the backdrop for mingling, munching and cocktails. The fact that the weather was gorgeous that day helped out as well. In a month of rainy days here in the northeast, Amanda and Ryan really lucked out. The rain (which had been forecast for that afternoon) held off until the next day, which allowed them to take advantage of the outdoor space and the beautiful views.

The ceremony site, moments before the wedding.

The reception kicked off with their first dance, the classic, Fly Me to the Moon and ramped up from there. As always, the dance floor was packed to the edge all night. Ryan really wanted Yves to play a drum solo and so he obliged. Everyone loved it, even the band. It’s been a long time since someone requested a drum solo. I got so into it that I forgot to take a picture! (I think Yves had fun doing it too.) Other musical highlights included the song Free by Zac Brown Band, which Amanda and Ryan requested for their cake cutting, but ended up dancing to anyway…

We mixed it up a lot for Amanda and Ryan, like a lot of our couples they have eclectic taste in music, so we mashed up a little bit of everything from Usher to The Beatles! The evening was a huge success and we all had a lot of fun up in Bar Harbor.

More Beautiful Views!

One of the amazing flower arrangements at the cocktail hour!

So, about the lobster…

Shore Dinner!

Lobster Cobb Salad

Lobster Eggs Benedict

Lobster Sliders

Capellini with Lobster

And because I told Yves that no one would ever see this pic…

Good Times

Date: June 4

Location: On campus at Columbia College, right in front of Low Library

Attendance: Off the charts!

The best night shot I could get of the amazing lighting job on Low Library.

Nite-Time has been playing at Columbia College’s Alumni Weekend since before we were officially Nite-Time! I think this year was year 11. Over the years it has been a lot of fun for us and there’s always a great crowd of Columbia Alums that are out to celebrate and have a good time.

We always play a really wide range of music and this year was no exception. Honoring class years ending in 1 and 6, this year’s alumni weekend had guests from as far back as 1946 and we got in a little something for all of them. (I did however notice quite a few folks from the class of 1966 getting down to Lady Gaga, I’m just saying)…

The dance floor was packed all night! We kept the class of 2006 grooving with hits by Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry and The Black Eyed Peas, but the one thing everyone from ’76 to ’01 could agree on was the 80’s. MIchael Jackson, Rick Springfield, Tommy Tutone, Madonna and Journey were just a few highlights of our trip down what was, for the classes of ’81 & ’86, memory lane. For others like the class of ’96 it was retro rewind hour and man did they get into it! The dance floor looked like this from 9:30pm to 1:30am when the party came to a close…

I LOVE that this guy noticed me taking the shot right in time!!

We’re already gearing up for next year’s Starlight Reception and can’t wait to party with Columbia again! Thanks so much for having us and get ready 2’s and 7’s – it’s on!!

This year the Columbia Lion was put in a safe place to avoid the sometime tradition of toppling his ice sculpture during the party.


May 7, 2011

The Westin at Princeton Forrestal Village, Princeton, NJ

This year we at Nite-Time had the honor of performing for the good people at  The Princeton Child Development Institute, for the fourth year in a row. PCDI is “the first community-based program in the state (of NJ) that was specifically designed to provide intervention for children with autism.” Their mission is noble, they exist to “meet the education and treatment needs of children with autism, and to facilitate professional training and research on autism intervention” and they do an amazing job.

The 2011 Spring Sensations Gala was a wonderful event that raised spirits and funds for PCDI.  The people who work with PCDI give so much of themselves for this amazing cause. They work hard all year to raise money and awareness, so this event is definitely a party with a purpose. After the silent and live auctions were concluded, Nite-Time had the dance floor packed all night. This year’s musical highlights included a trip through the decades starting with hits from the Motown era and culminating in a rousing medley of today’s instant classics that got all ages up and moving.

We’d like to thank everyone at The Princeton Child Development Institute for having us back and for including us in such a wonderful event, we hope to see you again next year!

For more information about PCDI or to contribute go to www.PCDI.org.

The Empire Room Rocked!

Thanks to everyone who came out to The Empire Room in NYC on Saturday. It was our first time there, and hopefully it won’t be our last. The place is beautiful and we all had a great time playing there. If you weren’t able to make it out, we will of course keep you posted on the next one, but you should definitely stop by The Empire Room for a drink if you get a chance. The atmosphere is great, the staff was really cool and the vibes are just overall good in there.

We started out the night with some easy soul and Motown hits that really fit in with the tone of the venue, and then we ramped it up to some current hits and classic rock. There’s not usually a dance floor at The Empire Room, but there was on Saturday night! Thanks to Dave Cervini and the New York Social Network for throwing such a rockin’ event and for having us there to help with the rockin’! Hopefully we raised some money for a good cause and gained some new Nite-Time fans. Until next time…