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Bill's Toupee was phenomenal. Everyone was dancing from start to finish, and our guests are still commenting on how great the music was, especially Delecia! They even let our idiot Hobo friend lead a few songs on his banjo. We could not be happier, and 100% recommend them.

Paul & Cathy, Sept. 2, 2017, Onteora Mountain House, Boiceville

Hey Mike,
You guys were amazing! We loved having you. Everybody had a great time and said you guys were incredible. We will look out for your next gig in the area.

Thanks so much!

Jesse August 26, 2017, Hollengold Farm, Accord, NY

Hi Mike,
What a great job by the band!  Everyone enjoyed and commented on the music! The night went too fast!

Thanks again for a perfect wedding,
Judi and Al, May 27, 2017 at Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel

Hi Mike!!

I don't even know what to say I'm still on such a high from the whole night! I seriously had the best time! I am very happy! Everything was how I envisioned it! The energy was just high all night, never a dull moment, and I know a lot of that was thanks to you and the band! I received so many compliments on having a live band and so many people asked who you guys were and how I found you etc! So really thank you so much! It was a blast and I "HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE!" Haha! =)

I'm working on my sister booking you for her August wedding! ;)

I will be sending you all the videos and clips for sure, I can't wait to see them all! I will be in touch and hope to see you guys soon!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Eve. January 1, 2017 at F.E.A.S.T. at Round Hill, Washingtonville

Hi Mike

It was a pleasure to have your guys there. Everyone I spoke to mentioned how wonderful the band was. and how much fun they had dancing! So thank you very much for that :-) Thank you so much for everything. you guys helps make it a truly magical night!

Best,

Rachel
November 11, 2016 at The Links, Unionvale, NY
Hi Mike!!

We are on our honeymoon now and keep talking about how amazing everything was. Everyone LOVED you guys! Scott and I are so grateful to all of you! If you ever need a referral please let us know!!!

Best,
Katie
November 5, 2016 on The Hornblower Hybrid, Pier 40, New York, NY
Hi Mike,

We just wanted to thank you and the band for making our wedding reception so great.  The band was incredible and we have gotten a ton of compliments for how fun the band made the night. By the way, I wanted to apologize for getting off on the wrong foot earlier this year.  I let my nerves make it more complicated then needed. 

Thanks again and we can't wait to see the band again soon.
 
Best, Greg & Beth
Hi Mike -

We just can't say enough how thankful we are and how happy we are that we chose Bill's Toupee to play our wedding. Our guests RAVED about the music and asked how we found you. The soundtrack to the evening was simply perfect. Thank you thank you thank you, from the bottom of our happy hearts, to the whole band, for making it the best night of our lives. 

Best,
Jackie and Pete Scifo
July 11, 2015 at Roundhouse, Beacon NY
Hi, Mike. Thanks so much for your note. 
 
Our family and friends had a BLAST on the dance floor, and so did we. You and the band managed to induce folks (like Barbara’s brother-in-law) who haven’t danced in decades to shake their stuff. Shannon told us a great story: Zoe (our daughter) and her friends were at the photo booth, you guys started playing some song, they all screamed and ran to the dance floor. Plus, you were so generous - and relaxed - to let our trombone playing guest jam with you. You guys were a perfect choice for our crowd and we couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out. If you ever need a recommendation, we would be more than happy to sing your praises, so to speak.
Thanks again,
Lisa
June 13, 2016 at private residence in New Lebanon, NY
Mike,
We had a fantastic wedding and you and the band were a huge part of that success! I have some great photos from the photographer of dancing / singing / etc. if you're interested! They came out well -- lots of laughing and smiling! Look forward to hearing from you!
 
Best,
Lauren 
Peter Sheilds Inn, Cape May, NJ

Hi, Mike. Thanks so much for your note. 

Our family and friends had a BLAST on the dance floor, and so did we. You and the band managed to induce folks (like Barbara’s brother-in-law) who haven’t danced in decades to shake their stuff. Shannon told us a great story: Zoe (our daughter) and her friends were at the photo booth, you guys started playing some song, they all screamed and ran to the dance floor. Plus, you were so generous - and relaxed - to let our trombone playing guest jam with you. You guys were a perfect choice for our crowd and we couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out. If you ever need a recommendation, we would be more than happy to sing your praises, so to speak.
 
Thanks again,
Lisa & Barbara
June 13, 2015, New Lebanon, NY
Thank you Mike. Our day was wonderful and the band was really great. 
 
Thank you again. I know many people who are planning on getting married were in the room that night and I am sure you will be getting some inquiries. 
 
Best, 
Jaclyn
Nov. 15, 2014, Dutchess Golf Club, Poughkeepsie, NY
Hi Mike: Thanks again for your good wishes and for helping to make Sivanne and Arnon's wedding so special.  We feel very blessed that it all worked out well.  I especially appreciate your playing the version of "Turn Around" that we chose for my dance with Sivanne.  It was an emotional moment for us.  And, as I said, the sound system was perfect, which allowed me to communicate effectively during the ceremony.  Thanks to all the very talented members of your band.  You are in the business of making people happy, which is a real nice thing.  With Gratitude, Ron (dad)
Sivanne & Arnon, Sept. 21, 2014, The Garrison, Garrison, NY
Thanks Mike.  The wedding was amazing and I am still hearing from friends about how much they enjoyed it.  Once again Bill's Toupee was a smash with everyone.  Especially thank you for Billy's song.  Hope to catch you at a performance again soon
Best regards 
Anne (MOB)
July 26, 2014, West Hills Country Club, Middletown, NY
Mike,
Your band is amazing! We had such a great time and it was definitely everything we hoped for.... (Despite a few uncontrollable things). I'm so happy with the job your bad did and would definitely recommend to others.
Thanks
Jennifer
June 15, 2014, Lazy Swan, Saugerties, NY
Thanks Mike. You're right, we're a pretty rowdy crowd for a bunch of old people! Everybody loved you guys! Great job as usual!

Thanks again!  Gerry

Yes, everyone had a blast! Thank you so much for all your efforts. I would have danced more, but I had my hands full! And they definitely loved the song. Thank you so much for learning it for them! It came out really beautifully, and I was very pleased. :)
See you at the next big Wagner/Jacoby event!
Cristin

June 14, 2014, 50th birthday party, Magnaninni Winery, Walkill, NY

Hi Mike
It was great, the music was fantastic and everyone talked about how you guys were off the charts. Please let the band know that. Enie did play one song but he was having back problems that week so I had to get Don Devine. Yes the tequila shots were good, sorry you didn't get to do the moon shine that some crazy person brought, for about a half hour there I was lost.

Thanks, Sam Martin (FOB)
June 1, 2014, Bernie's Holiday, The Sullivan, Rock Hill, NY
Bills Toupee,

 

You guys were GREAT! Everyone loved you! My only regret was not using you guys for every song. I shouldn't have used any recorded songs! Thank you for everything. Also, we love the picture you took of the ceremony!!

Melissa and Alex
May 24, 2014, The Old Daley Inn on Crooked Lake, Averill Park, NY

Mike,
I would like to say Thank you again for an amazing night of great music, I have been getting tons of compliments on the music. Both Kim and I really felt really special having all of you there. I hope you all didn't mind people trying to sing up there with you guy's. It was a very fun night for all of us. Thank You Again, See you soon.
My Best,
Greg
Feb. 1, 2014, Italian Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Thank you guys for keeping the joint jumping.   I'm glad we went with that version, no one really cared but I got to hold my son for one last time for a few moments in time. We are going to be keeping an eye out for you so we can all go up and re live that wonderful night with you.  Everyone was raving about you.  I am so glad you were available for us.  Keep me on your mailing list.  Maybe one day you might visit Long Island?  If not, we travel.  LOL!

Thank you and the band, once again.  We really enjoyed the night!

Hugs,

Valerie Wilkinson (MOG)
Oct. 26, 2013, 11 North Pearl Events, Albany, NY

Hi Mike, Just back from the honeymoon today. Thanks so much for your email, and for the fantastic performance by Bill's Toupee on the night of our wedding. Our guests really loved what you guys did and it was a treat to hear it in person. Everything was beyond our expectations, and I'd like to thank you for all of the work that you and the band did towards making our evening — and our first-dance in particular — so special. 
 
As I mentioned at the reception, I'd be happy to be a reference/recommendation for Bill's Toupee if you'd ever like to direct prospective clients or inquiries to me. You'll be highly recommended! 
 
All best, 
 
Adam Wasserman (groom's contact info furnished upon request)
Oct. 12, 2013, Belvedere Mansion, Staatsburg, NY
Mike,
We absolutely loved having Bills Toupee at our wedding!!  We heard from many, many guests that you were one of the best wedding bands they ever had the pleasure of hearing, so thanks for making the evening even more memorable for everyone.
Best wishes to you and your band members as well.
Sincerely,
Sarah Grimm
Sept. 28, 2013, Bernards Inn, Cape May, NJ
You guys are truly the best.  I wont stop telling people, more importantly so will Jen as its her demographic getting married.  Candlewood was perfect, but its the band that makes the party fun.  I am retiring thewooley bully now.  Fortunately my achilles is fine but have a really sorecalf muscle, getting too old.  :).

Gary A. Bernstein
Sept. 3, 2011, Candlewood Inn, Brookfield, CT

Bill’s Toupee Rocks!! That’s all we have to say but we will give you more because everyone that is getting married should have them play their wedding. We were looking for a band that was more party than traditional wedding. We wanted contemporary with enough standards that our parents and their friends would enjoy. We got both and more - from Cat Stevens, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Billy Joel and even Toto (that’s right, they broke out Africa by Toto) the whole place was dancing from beginning to end. We had a 130 guests and if everyone that we talked to didn’t come up and ask who the band was I would be shocked. They got the party going with a great Hora that led into Black Eyed Peas, PINK and Bon Jovi. They were the exact band we were looking for and delivered on all accounts. They handled the MC duties to perfection and worked with all of the vendors we hired to make sure the wedding ran smooth. I would be remiss to not mention that Mike, the band leader played our ceremony and learned a new song for our procession. He played Coldplay “til kingdome come” masterfully and the whole place was in awe, it was special.

We can’t say enough about how great our wedding was with Bill’s Toupee. Desaree, Mike and the rest of the band are top notch. Hire them, dance with them and have a great time partying with them. You won’t regret it. Feel free to write us with any thoughts or if you want to hear more.

Jeff & Ariel
Oct. 22, 2011, Life, The Place To Be, Ardsley, NY

 

We had such a good time with you guys! I think that all of the feedback we have is positive... the only thing I keep hearing from everyone is "best live band we have ever heard". We will definately refer you guys when the need arises!
Thanks for everything,

Meg & Rob
Sept. 24, 2011, Birch Hill Catering, Schodack, NY

Thanks Mike! Everyone loved the band and it sounds like a lot of people will be booking with you in the future! Thanks again for everything!

Sincerely,
Mallory
Oct. 8, 2011, Villa Borghese, Wappingers Falls, NY

 

 

We want to do it all over again! So we will keep you posted. Haha. Found your tip envelope the next day, so still owe you which just means we have to follow you to one of your gigs to give you something!!!!!! So sad it went by too fast! But we had an absolute blast!!!

Kristen & Joe
Sept. 16, 2011, Lazy Swan Golf and Country Club, Saugerties, NY

 

 

Hi Mike,
We just got back yesterday from our honeymoon, but wanted to send you a note as soon as I could…you guys were AWESOME!!! Our guests were raving about you!!! everyone had such a great time and I am so pleased with how you kept everyone up and dancing all night long! I was so sad when the night was over – I wish we could have partied all night long!! Bill’s Toupee has such amazing energy that really brought out the excitement of the whole wedding experience….Mike and I cannot thank you enough for making our day such a wonderful experience!!

I have 2 sisters and we have all agreed they are booking you guys for their weddings (when the days come, haha)!!! My father is your #1 fan though…I think he may want you to come and play for all family gatherings from now on, even small family barbeques!

Thanks again!!!
Lauren
Sept. 10, 2011, Highlands Country Club, Garrison, NY

 

 

Mike,
I was so happy to receive your email. Eric and I are so thrilled with the entire evening and that was largely due to the performance of the band. Our families and friends we so impressed by the variety and sound of all the songs you played. We will be sure to recommend you to all who seek our help :) The first dance song sounded FANTASTIC and we appreciate that you learned that song for us. I know it meant a lot to Eric since he chose our song.

Thanks again!
Jen KENNETT
Sept. 3, 2011, Candlewood Inn, Brookfield, CT

 

Dear Mike,
How can I begin to thank you for the wonderful entertainment that you and your band provided!? I wanted to write and let you know that as Michael and I went around the room to greet our guests we recieved questions about where we'd found such a wonderful band at every table. Our guests were impressed with your song choices and musical talents as a group, as were we. Each and every song made people want to get out on the floor and dance, as evidenced by the fact that the dance floor wasn't empty for a single minute that you were playing. (Or that when you played the last song of the evening people yelled "encore" and begged you to play just one more song.) I always believed that the success of a wedding reception was based on how good the music was, a third of our guests were still on the dance floor at the end of the night, thanks to you! We were so excited to still have so many friends with us at the end of the evening to finish out our special day with dancing.

As for Michael and I, we had such a wonderful time dancing to your music. I also want to thank you for playing our first dance song. The fact that you played the song live for our first dance made our day that much more memorable. We also enjoyed your introductions, and want thank you for your attention to detail. We appreciate you, and Desaree, taking the time to make sure that all of our names were pronounced correctly and that we were in the appropriate order for our introductions. These seem like such tiny details in the grand scheme of things, but they're what make the day perfect and worry free.

Please know that we will recommend you to every couple we know who are getting married. I would love to run into you at weddings in the future because I know it means the evening will be fun. (I also know a few of our friends who were at our wedding asked for your card as they are in the midst of planning their own, so I'm hoping it will be theirs.) If I can ever serve as a reference for you, please let me know. Again, thank you for a wonderful, music-filled, dance-filled reception. We are truly grateful for the music and lights that Bill's Toupee provided.

With warmest regards and sincerest thanks,
Hilary and Michael Loosemore,
August 20, 2011, Wolfert's Roost, Albany, NY

 

Mike,
Thank you so much for everything! You guys were awesome, as usual! The music was perfect and we enjoyed every minute! Mike and I, and the rest of the family are planning on coming to see you guys perform soon. Again, thanks for everything!

Cyndi and Mike
July 31, 2011, Villa Barone Hilltop Manor, Mahopac, NY

 

 

Dear Bill's Toupee,
Thank you for helping us host a fun reception on July 30th! You guys were AWESOME! Our guests raved about your band!! Your professionalism, mc'ing, volume, and music were perfect. Thank you for taking the time to learn our special songs. They were AMAZING and we greatly appreciated your effort to accommodate our requests. I love that our guests chanted "one more song" at the end of the evening- Sweet Caroline was the perfect ending to a magical day. Thank you for the wonderful memories!

Kim & Kevin Norman
July 30, 2011, Seasons at The Tradition, Wallingford Center, CT

 

Hi Mike-
You guys are awesome and yes-a good time was had by all! We will be sure to recommend you to anyone who is looking for a GREAT band and we hope to see you play again sometime soon. Is the band on facebook?
Thanks!!

Christine
July 24, 2011, The Grandview, Poughkeepsie, NY

 

Thanks so much Mike! We loved having you as well. Everybody was raving about how amazing you were (including Lindy!) and we will definitely keep you in mind for future events as well as trying to come see you when we're upstate for visits. If we have some fun pics of you guys, we will pass them along... :)

And yes that's Dan's first pic- ha! He said to feel free to call him with any insurance questions :)

Cristin & Dan
July 23, 2011, Mountainville Manor, Mountainville, NY

 

Hi Mike,

We had such an amazing time at our wedding. You guys rocked and our guests are still raving about you. We will definately recommend you to our friends.

Thank you!
Sara and Pete
July 9, 2011, Old Tappan Manor, Old Tappan, NJ

 

Thanks Mike,
You and the band were fantastic.... I know everyone really loved you guys. Thanks again for making the reception a special day.
Dave
July 2, 2011, Benmarl Winery, Marlboro, NY

 

Mike,
We were so happy to have you! I knew you'd be able to work off of the "feel" of the party and you did it well. And our guests were SO impressed. We were on a dinner cruise the night before with a cheesy, terribly loud twosome...all were very thankful we had you. Hoping to get something in the mail to you all when I'm caught up.

Thanks again!!
Best,
Jessica
July 17, 2011, The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, NY (Lake George)

 

Mike,
I hope all the people that raved to us about you guys actually told you how great you all were. It was kind of funny how the feedback all sounded just about the same... the band kicked ass (or some variation of rocking). We couldn't have hoped for better.

We got a bunch of positive feedback about the lights also. Anyone thinking of using them should do it without hesitation. The people on the dance floor at first were looking at themselves and the ground mesmerize by the display and effects until they realized what it was, and kept on dancing. And many thanks for letting Andy sit in on a couple of songs.

If anyone contacts you that is on the fence about who to use as a band, tell them to call/e-mail me, and I will recommend you 10,000%. We couldn't be more pleased about not only the band's performance, but the ease of the transaction and the flexibility and patience you showed us. You took the worry out of the musical portion of planning the wedding.

Many thanks again,
Cheryl & Michael Lachant, October 17, 2010
(contact information furnished upon request)

 

Hi Mike -
You guys did a great job! Everything went really well and we had a great time! We heard lots of good things from our friends and family about you guys as well. Thank you for taking care of everything - you did a great job picking the music and playing our requests. It was a wonderful night for Seth and I!

Best,
Brittany, (Hotel Thayer, West Point, NY) 11/13/10

 

Bill's Toupee Band did a fantastic job for our wedding! Mike was extremely helpful and we couldn't have been happier with our choice. We received so many great compliments about the band- even from my cousin who can be the harshest music critic! Our first dance was to "At Last" and several guests commented on how Desiree did an amazing job singing it. They also accommodated some last minute song requests from my mother & mother-in-law, including a tribute song to my deceased father which I greatly appreciated. They perfectly embodied the spirit of our wedding- elegant but also fun & laid back. There were no cheesy antics- just GREAT music. I would highly recommend them for any event!

Kim & Rob, Aug 7, 2010 Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

 

Thank YOU and your awesome band mike! There aren't words for how much I enjoyed the whole wedding, and for how totally perfect the day was. Brad and I are still trying to just absorb the whole thing :) it was amazing! We wish you all the best and thank you again.

-Jem (the bride), September 25, 2010 Mayflower Inn and Spa, Washington, CT

 

Hi Mike,
Thank you so much! We had such a great time and received so many compliments from our guests about the band! I know it was a trek, but we are so happy that you guys were our band and we will definitely recommend you to our friends (who will probably have their weddings much closer to nyc haha)

Best,
-- Kim, August 7, 2010, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

 

Thanks so much Mike!

People have been raving about how awesome you were-and I couldn't agree more! We loved you guys. Thanks for the Jamiroquoi songs! :)

Best,
--Leigh, July 31, 2010, Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

Hi Mike-
Sorry for the delayed reply - we just got back from our honeymoon in the Bahamas.  Thank you for playing at our wedding!  You guys were really fantastic, and definitely gave the party the energy level that we wanted.  I was especially impressed by your smooth transitions between songs.  So - I'm glad that you enjoyed it, because we did too!!

Thanks again,
-- Sasha, 7/11/10, house wedding in Tivoli, NY

 

Hi Mike!
We were so happy with Bill's Toupee, you guys are a fantastic band! Everyone keeps telling me how great our band was and how much fun they had so thank you guys for doing such a wonderful job! Come Sail Away was absolutely perfect and was even better than I pictured it. Hopefully we'll see you guys again soon!!

-- Nicole, May 29, 2010, Orchard Creek, Altamont, NY

 

Hi Mike,
Not much time to write (We are at an internet cafe in Turkey, on our honeymoon) but we just wanted to say thank you so much for the amazing job you guys did at our wedding! We LOVED the music, and everything went off without a hitch. Thank you so much for contributing to our day, and for learning our first dance song for us! It was perfect. :)

All the best,
-- Sara & Chris, May 30, 2010 Le Chateau, South Salem, NY

 

Hey Mike-
...The wedding was a blast!!! And word from everyone who I have talked to since the big day This was your best performance yet!! You guys had an AWESOME play list and you rocked the house!!! And those who were new to the Bills Toupee experience loved you guys!! We really appreciate all of your hard work preparing for the show and cranking out tunes for all generations...Still cannot get over how great the set list was!!! Also thanks for letting me get up there again and sing a few tunes!! The new inlaws got a real kick out of it!! I hope all is well and give the band our best!! You guys are the best and we hope to get together soon!!! I have to start talking the family into getting married and using you guys!! It would be a wedding without Bills Toupee!! Talk to you soon mike!!

All our best,
-- Pete and Nicole, March 26, 2010, The Thatched Cottage, Centerport Long Island

 

Mike,
It was awesome- thanks for letting me play with you guys. So many people have told us the wedding was great- that the band was amazing.

I already gave your card and number away a few times- send more cards...

-- Joshua Smith, Mohawk River Club, Rexford, NY March 27, 2010

 

Hi Mike,
Thanks again for such a wonderful day! Eric and I had so much fun. Our family and friends absolutely loved the band! We look forward to coming to see you play at future events!

Thanks again,
-- Brenda, Oct. 10, 2009, Grandview, Poughkeepsie, NY

 

Hey Mike,
Two weeks almost gone by and I'm still hearing raves about your band. I can truly say that you guys made our night so memorable. You and the open bar that is! Numerous guests have told me they are tracking your performances...so more groupies for you! Oh, and nice surprise with our friend Steve taking the mic. That was a gutsy move, but sounded great! If you need more "fill ins" let me know! Haha. But seriously,on behalf of myself, Bill, my parents and our guests, thank you so much for bringing such energy and fun to our night. You guys rock. I will be posting comments ( good ones!) on your website shortly.

Take care and thanks again!
-- Lisa, Oct. 3, 2009, Dutchess Manor, Beacon, NY

 

You guys did such an amazing job! Everyone was on the dance floor having a blast. You set the mood with such energy and fun, the whole night was unbelievably wonderful. Everyone was laughing and smiling including you guys which was great to see! You really enjoy what you do and it shows! Everyone was amazed at how well you sounded, we've been hearing rave reviews all day! Mike and I cannot thank you enough for everything your band brought to our wedding, it was absolutely fantastic! All of you are amazing!

thanks again
-- Mike and Sue, Oct. 11, 2009, VIP Club, New Rochelle, NY

 

Mike,
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, we were on our honeymoon! You guys were AMAZING and people can't stop talking about it. That Devil Went Down to Georgia Medley is something I will never, ever forget (thank God I didn't fall off the chair!), among many others.

My mother in law told me today that one of her friends who was there said her husband danced with her for only the second time in their marriage that night. Now that's a compliment! I also saw the videos - they were great!

Please let us know if there is anything you need from us. We'd recommend you to anyone!

All the best,
Julie and Andrew, Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa, Milton, NY Sept. 19, 2009

 

Hi Mike -
Jim and I cannot begin to thank you guys enough. You absolutely made our wedding awesome. We are still in Greece but are still getting comments and emails about the wedding and it would never have been so much fun without Bills Toupee. If there is anything at all that we can do in the future for you, please feel free to let me know. Please put me on the top of your reference list because I can't imagine anyone using any other band. Everything was perfect from the ceremony to the extra last song at the end. As soon as I get my pictures from the photographer I will send you the link. Thank you again for everything!!!

Love Erin and Jim, Sept. 5, 2009 Patriot Hills, Stony Point, NY
(phone number furnished upon request)

 

Mike -
You must have esp - I was just thinking of emailing you.  We wanted to thank you and the entire band for helping make our wedding absolutely perfect.  The music was really exceptional and you knew just how to get everyone dancing at the right times.  We had the most wonderful time and we received so many compliments about you guys.  I also heard from a friend inLake Placid not at the wedding who said she could hear the ceremony from where she was and that itsounded awesome and fun.   

Thank you again so, so much,
-- Karen and Brian, Sept 6, 2009, Whiteface Club & Resort, Lake Placid, NY

 

Bill's Toupee,
Thank you so much for such an amazing unforgettable wedding. We didn't believe that by the end of the night everyone was chanting "Bill's Toupee" but it happened and we had a great time. We couldn't have asked for anything better. You are the best! Can't wait to hear you again."

-- Eric & Meaghan, Aug. 8, 2009 West Park Winery

 

Hey Mike!
  John and I just wanted to say that you guys were amazing!!! Everyone really loved your group and had a great time, it's too bad that it couldn't have gone longer, we all wanted to keep on dancing! Thanks so much for letting us come up and play, that was by far the best part of the whole wedding for us. And I will definitely come sing with you guys, just say the word! I am definitely going to recommend your band to all my friends as they get married, and I'm gonna try to get Scott to work with you guys too!

  It was an amazing wedding and you were a huge part in making it so. Tell Desaree that we said thanks and that I had a blast dancing and singing with her!

  All the best,
  -- Katti and John Battaglia, Interlaken Inn, Lakeville, CT 6/20/09

 

Hi Mike,
You guys were so fabulous and really made the wedding a blast! I heard many comments about how much everyone enjoyed the music. I'm sorry that I missed the Michael Jackson tribute because it was a big hit! We'll definitely recommend you guys to anyone we know who is getting married. Thanks so much for your lovely email! We're lucky enough to have wonderfully supportive families and friends, so I'm glad that shone through at the wedding.

Best,
-- Bethany, (the bride) Round Hill House, Washingtonville, NY June 27, 2009

 

Hi Mike,
Thank you so much! We had an amazing time..your band did an AWESOME job!
All the best and thanks again,

-- Leslie & Jaret, Belvedere Mansion, Staatsburg, NY , Mat 24, 2009

 

Hey Mike,
you guys were amazing. All of my friends and parents' friends are still raving about you. Hope to be in touch in the future.

Sincerely,
-- Josh and Mana, The Grandview, Poughkeepsie, NY , May 10.2009

 

Hi Mike,
Thanks! And thank you for doing a fabulous job, as always! We've received so many compliments on the job you did. We loved every minute of it! I was going to add Africa to the must play list, but decided I wasn't sure how people would feel about it...I loved that you played it anyway!!! Great suggestion on the Devil too...that really got people going!

-- Jamie Primo, Feb. 28, 2009, North Ritz Club, Syosset, (Long Island) New York

 

Mike and Bills Toupee-
We just wanted to thank you guys for playing at our wedding! We had such a good time at the Molloy wedding in Lake George a couple of years ago that there was no doubt in our mind that we wanted to book you for our wedding! We had a wonderful time and as I am sure you were able to tell, all of our guests did as well.

We can't wait until March of 2010 for round 3, when you play at my brothers wedding! Its going to be the same crowd all over again so look forward to a good time! The whole family is so looking forward to it. And thank you for letting my brother sing with you and my cousin play the tambourine...definitely one of the highlights of the night. Once I get some pictures back I will be sure to pass them along. We have been recommending you guys to anyone and everyone who is looking for a band to play at a function. See you in about a year! We are really looking forward to it!

Thanks again!
Jacqueline and Paul, January 16, 2009, North Ritz Club, Syosett, NY

P.S. Africa was awesome! Definite crowd pleaser! and Footloose is one of my all time favorite songs and you truely did a great job with that one! Please play it at my brothers wedding :-)

 

Dear Bill's Toupee Band:
Thank you all so much for doing such a wonderful job at our wedding! We appreciate it so much. Everyone was raving about you and we definitely made the right choice for a band!

-- Jessica & Anthony Macchiarola, October 10, 2008, St. Clement's Castle, Portland, CT

 

Hey Mike,

Just gettin' around to checking mail after the honeymoon....thanks for your e-mail and kind words. Everyone couldn't say enough about you guys, seriously.....we all had a blast! We were looking over the video tape and it totally shows that everyone was really enjoying themselves. Speaking of the video, I asked my cousin to film throughout the night, and unfortunately he stopped taping just as you guys were starting your final sign-off song (The End) which would have been a perfect way to fade out the video since it was a perfect way to end the night. Any chance you have a recording of yourselves doing that song? I just thought it would be cool to end the video with you guys mastering harmony like you do. If not, no biggie.

So what's the plans for your next gig in the Albany area? You going to be at Vapor again? Thanks again for such a great job at our reception (and your audio skills for the ceremony too!). You guys are great musicians, wonderful people and a really fun band!

Take care,
Elise and Jessica, Oct. 12, 2008, Birch Hill Catering, Schodack, NY

 

Bill's Toupee~

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding at Locust Grove. You all did an amazing job! We were very impressed and so were all of our guests! You got everyone up and dancing- including my husband who I had never seen dance before :-)

And we greatly appreciate you all staying an additional hour for us. Thank you again for the wonderful entertainment and fun atmosphere you all created at our wedding. We will never forget it!

--Michelle & Ryan Weber, Sept. 28, 2008, Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie, NY
PS. Let us know if you are ever playing in Hawaii-we will be there!!

 

We truly enjoyed your music, personalities, and special care you took to make sure everyone enjoyed themselves. River Stone Manor loved you guys, they were truly impressed as were all the guests. Two things we worried about the most was the entertainment and food, and people couldn't stop raving about both. Thanks for making our wedding stand out from the rest!
Thanks again,

-- Erica and Brendan Casey, Oct. 18, 2008 River Stone Manor,Glenville, NY

 

Dear Mike & the Gang,

We just wanted to say how wonderful it was having you at our wedding! All of our guests said it was the most fun wedding they had ever been to! We really appreciated how you got everybody up, dancing, and having a fantastic time. We went to a number of other weddings this summer and none of them were as much fun as our wedding. Desaree did a fabulous job MC'ing and all of your wit and joviality really spiced up the night! More than anything else, I wanted to have a wedding that all of my friends and family would enjoy. You certainly took care of that! I almost didn't want to leave!
Thank you so much for everything; I am definitely recommending you to everybody I know!
Thanks for the great memories,

-- Brita & Dave Vitello, The Powelton Club, Newburgh May 10, 2008

 

Mike & Band -
I can't tell you how glad we are that you came to our wedding. I heard from all of our guest how great you all sounded all night and the days following the wedding. They were really impressed. I don't think I've ever even been to a wedding when everyone finished the night cheering "one more song!!!" We had such a wonderful night and we appreciate how much you all did for us. Thank you Bills Toupee!

-- Jessica & Anthony Macchiarola
10/10/08 St. Clement's Castle, Portland, CT

 

Mike,
Beth and I would like to thank you and the rest of the band for a wonderful day. We thought you were absolutely fantastic and heard the same from many of our guests at the wedding. If I know of anyone looking for a band in the future, I would not hesitate to recommend Bill's Toupee. Thanks again for helping to make our day special.

-- Rob and Beth, Mohonk Mountain House, Aug. 16, 2008

 

Mike,
Again we just wanted to thank you and the band for doing such a wonderful job Saturday night. You guys rocked the house. Everyone was so impressed and had a blast. Everyone I have talked to is sore from dancing so much. You made a lot of new fans that evening. If you get a chance if you could please mail be the CD’s you made I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for being a part of our special day and for throwing down such a bad ass dance party. Tell everyone in the band thanks and you guy’s rock. You read the crowd like a book and hit the nail on the head with song selections and timing. Thanks.
-- John Dalmata, groom, Sept. 13, 2008, The Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

"Hey Mike, We had an amazing time, and we really loved Bill's Toupee. Hopefully you guys can play for us again as we plan on recommending you to our friends in the area. Also, thanks for your help creating the right music.
It was perfect.

-- Jeff (the groom), Onteora Mountain House, Onteora, NY August 9, 2008

 

Mike, and all of Bill's Toupee:

You all are awesome! We both greatly appreciated the wonderful performance that you guys put on for our wedding on Sunday; the music was incredible, and we kept hearing over and over again how great a time everyone was having dancing to the tunes. We are both very happy to have had you be a part of our very special occasion, and we thank you for the helping make the night lively and fun for all.

"In My Life" sounded incredible (sweet harpsichord solo!), and you all even learned to play "What a Wonderful World"! We would certainly recommend you to anyone else we know that if they are getting married in the NY area, and I'm sure the word will spread from all of the guests, as well. We could not have asked for a better band for our wedding, so thanks again so very much for the great evening!

-- Ryan & Erin, July 20, 2008, Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

Mike - I just wanted to thank you for Saturday night - everyone and I mean everyone raved about your music - even the photographer who said he is at a different wedding every week - but never heard such great music before...

My night was amazing - so thank you
xoxoxox

-- Chrissy Pappas, July 19, 2008, Greentree Country Club, New Rochelle

 

dear everyone at bill's toupee,
thank you for the fabulous music at our wedding! it was full of good times. we are so glad that we found you guys. wishing you all the best.

with gratitude and hugs,
-- erica and jared silverman, point-o-pines, brant lake, ny 9/27/07

 

Dear Bill's Toupee Band,
Thank you so much for your amazing performance at our wedding! You guys were outstanding. All of our guests could not stop raving about what a great time they had dancing to the band. We cannot thank you enough for helping make our big day such a huge success! Special thanks to Mike for doing our cocktail hour on very short notice.

-- Chris & Chrissy McCracken, 10/6/07, Silo Ridge, Amenia

 

People are still talking about you guys! You guys helped make the night magical and most importantly, fun! I loved that last song! (Bon Jovi's 'Living on a Prayer')

-- Erica & Jared, Sept. 28, 2007, Point-O-Pines, Brant Lake, NY

 

Mike,
Thank you again for putting on a great show. A lot of our friends said it was one of the best weddings they had ever been to... and the most common reason was how awesome your band was.

Thanks again... you guys totally rocked it. I have to say... after getting pulled up on stage for the finale (Bon Jovi's 'Livin' on a Prayer'). I can see the kind of rush you guys must get for performing.... too bad I don't have any musical singing talent =)

-- Mark, October 13, 2007, Villa Borghese, Wappingers Falls, NY

 

Mike,
Thank you for playing at our wedding! We had a blast and everyone loved you guys. They are still talking about how much fun they had and how you guys played all the right stuff.

Thanks,
-- Stacy and Josh, Villa Borghese, Sept. 18, 2007

 

Hi Mike,
I just wanted you to know how wonderful your band was at our wedding. Everyone raved about you and the music you played during the evening. Everything ran so smoothly and we want to thank you for that. If you ever need a recommendation please feel free to give our name. We would sing your praises and recommend you highly.

Once again, thank you for making our evening very special.
-- Edley and George, Round Hill House, Washingtonville, NY 9/14/07

 

Hi Bill... you guys did an amazing job!!! We have gotten a ton of compliments from everyone that was there saying how much they LOVED the band- you did a GREAT job and we so appreciate it. please pass on our thanks to the rest of the band.

kind regards,
Margaret, Troy Country Club, August 11, 2007

 

Mike,
Sorry for the late response, we have been really busy getting things in order after the honeymoon. We wanted to thank you for putting on such a wonderful performance at our wedding. Our wedding turned out even better than we imagined and it certainly wouldn't have happened without the tremendous effort from you and the other band members. I can't stress how pleased Sarah and I were with the band. As you noted below, our families loved you as well. I've heard many comments about how great the band was and "best wedding band ever". I wouldn't be surprised if we saw you at another wedding one day. I hope all is well and you and the band have a wonderful rest of the summer. We will be sure to give you a stellar recommendation on theknot.com.

Regards,
-- Mike & Sarah, Inn at Erlowest, Lake George June 23, 2007

 

We both wanted to thank you for your incredible effort at our wedding. Everything was done absolutely perfect. We also have received numerous compliments on the music selected. We could not be happier with the job you guys did from playing the piano outside to the final song of the reception. We are headed off to Hawaii tomorrow and will be enjoying a cruise of the islands. We will be in touch once we arrive back in NY. Thanks again to you and the rest of the band.

-- Joe Caverly, Gardens on Catlin Creek, June 3, 2007

 

We came and saw your band perform and absolutely loved you! We were so disappointed when we found out you weren't available for our wedding date. After hearing other bands, Danielle refuses to settle for anyone else and we ended up with a DJ. We were so psyched when we heard you were now available and can't wait for you to perform at our wedding!

Thank you!!
-- Michael Simpson-Pisano, October 20. 2007

 

Mike,
Just checking mail before we head off to sunny CA for our honeymoon. Thank YOU and the entire band for providing a really amazing event. Tons of people commented on the talent in the band, and we had a better time than we could ever have imagined - thank you for your part in making our wedding our DREAM wedding.

We'll be in touch after the honeymoon, thanks so much!

-- Lisa M. Krug, Wolfert's Roost, Albany, NY Nov. 3, 2006

 

Mike!
Just back from Greece. We had a fantastic time!

Anyway, thank you so much for making our reception incredibly fun! We have received rave reviews for the wedding and for Bill's Toupee Band. I have a feeling you could be getting some phone calls from some of our engaged friends. If you ever need a reference, feel free to give out my email. You guys were everything we hoped for and more. Adam and I will definitely have to head up north to catch a performance and relive the wedding night!

Thanks so much!!
-- Sandy & Adam, Sept. 30, 2006 Apple Barn Farm, Hudson, NY

 

Thanks Mike! We loved you guys. I was so happy and pleased with everything. We received many compliments on your performance! I certainly hope that you guys got a good laugh at some of my antics :) Once again, thank you very much.

-- Natalie & Jarrod Angstadt, 10/7/06 Patriot Hill, Stony Point, NY

 

Mike,
Thank you for making our wedding day so memorable. Starr and I had the best time.
I know everyone enjoyed themselves. Hopefully we will see you again sometime.

Take care,
-- Chris, 8/19/06, McLoone's Pier House, Long Branch, NJ

 

thanks!!!!! we had a blast and are so happy you came down to long island to celebrate with us! everyone truly enjoyed your entertainment. thank you again and we will hopefully see you at future events!!

-- Tara & Eric, 7/22/06, Westbury Manor, Westbury, Long Island

 

Hey Mike,
I cannot even begin to express what an amazing job you guys did. We KNEW you guys were the right band for us and we couldn't have been more right! ... People have been raving about the wedding to us since we've been back and specifically telling us how much fun they had and that's in no small part due to you guys.

I promise to get on the website and write something wonderful in the commentary section soon. In the meantime, I have 10 pictures of you guys from our photographer...well 9 specifically of you guys, and one good one with you all in the background of a full dance floor (which was usually the case all night).

Thanks again... and definitely keep in touch.
-- Chip, July 8, 2006, private farm in Ghent, NY

 

Mike-
Thank you, thank you, thanks to ALL of you!.... the band made our wedding the fabulous event that it truly was. Everyone... and I mean, EVERYONE complemented the band... and most of these people are musicians themselves, (which should mean something!) lol!

We had an amazing time dancing and enjoying the superior talent that your band has to offer. I can't wait to watch the video so we can hear every song again! You were FABULOUS... thank you SO much... we will continue to recommend you to everyone we know... and to come out and see your performances whenever we can!

Love,
-- Brett & Anthony Lando, Glen Island Harbour Club, June 26, 2006

 

Mike,
Thanks again for playing at our wedding-- everyone had an amazing time! We have heard so many compliments on you guys--- thanks for making it such a great party!

Also, your version of "God Only Knows" was fantastic! I know you had some reservations about it, but it was just perfect.

Thanks again!
-- Stephanie, Mountainville Manor, Mountainville, NY (May 27, 2006)

 

Dear Mike,
I'm sure you and the band never tire of hearing how great you are, so I thought I'd send you a note to thank you for the amazing performance you gave at our wedding at the Round Hill House on September 16, 2005. Everyone had a terrific time thanks to you. The song selection was great. The vocals were fabulous. The music was wonderful. I could go on and on. Before the wedding night we hadn't heard you in person. We were going off of recommendations from Vivian Lanzarone and the reviews on theknot.com as well as the MP3's on your web site. I have to say that though we'd heard you were good, we weren't prepared for how good. We were blown away by how great you all are in person. Mike, you were truly a pleasure to work with and I really appreciate everything that you did.

I think the best part of the night was that you even managed to get my mostly wheelchair bound, 75 year old grandmother with Parkinson's Disease, up and dancing. I haven't seen her that excited or mobile in a while! She said that she just couldn't resist the music and she was going to do whatever she could to get up and dance!

Thank you again for helping to make our party a great one. We had the greatest time and I hope to be able to hear you play again soon. I'm certainly recommending you to everyone I know! Please thank Desaree, Dave, Jack and Barry for us and let them know how terrific we and all of our guests thought they were.

Sincerely,
Stephanie (Masiello) Molinelli

 

Hello Mike,
Thanks for the great performance at the wedding. You guys were definitely what Kim and I envisioned as part of our wedding - and more. Everyone thought you guys were awesome. People are still talking about "the band." Kim and I will check your schedule and try to catch you guys over the winter. Looking forward to seeing you play again. Take care.
- Not that you need them, but feel free to use Kim and I as a reference.

-- Tim, Full Moon Resort, Oliveria, NY Sept. 17, 2005

 

Mike,
Thank you guys all so much for everything. You guys were an amazing band and we have heard nothing buy rave reviews from all of the guests about how great you guys were. We will definitely recommend you all if anyone is looking for a band. Thanks again.

-- Krista and Dave, Sept. 3, 2005 at Fort William Henry, Lake George, NY

 

Hey Mike,
Thanks for everything! It was perfect! Everyone absolutely LOVED you all and had a great time! I'll be sure to recommend you every chance i get (yep, I'm a knottie... and that is how i found you guys)... And I'll especially recommend you to anyone who might be inviting me to their wedding because Ben and I are dying to be guests at a wedding where Bills Toupee is playing (so we can enjoy it at a pace slightly slower than the warp speed induced by being the "bride and groom").

I made a deal with my little cousin who caught the bouquet that I would throw it in her direction if she promises to have her wedding at Catlin Creek and book Bills Toupee... She agreed but she is only 10 years old so I hope the band continues for at least another 8 years!

Thanks again!!
-- Keri, August 28, 2005, Gardens on Catlin Creek, Slate Hill, NY

 

Mike, Desaree, and the rest of Bill's Toupee,
Although you've probably heard it a million times, we cannot thank you enough for making our wedding reception a memorable event! You all sounded so amazing and we can't get over how the dance floor was packed for the entire night! You received many compliments and you are all such professionals. There was absolutely NOTHING that you could've done to make it any better because you are the BEST. We truly mean that. We'll see you again next July at Todd's brother's wedding, they've already booked you!

Again, our heartfelt thanks for a job well done. You make a lot of people happy with what you do!

Love,
-- Lisa & Todd Andrews, July 16, 2005, Nicole's, Highland Falls, NY

 

Mike,
...I can't even thank you enough for the wonderful time we had at the wedding- all night long, constant dancing and fun! From dinner on, I did not sit down once- the music was absolutely amazing! Our friends and family had such a great time, too. Everyone was dancing, young and old. The dance floor was always packed. You were right, I did not have to worry about a thing. Even when I didn't have music picked out for the introductions and the cake cutting, you guys did a great job filling in. We have had so many wonderful compliments, too. One of our friends told us that she wished she didn't have a deposit on a band for her wedding Oct.15- she really loved Bill's Toupee! Our friends can't wait to see you guys again- I was online looking at your schedule and we want to get a group together for the Hudson River Cruise on Aug.5. I wonder if there is still availability. I will check that out now! I really can't thank you enough- I am so glad we chose you to play at our wedding. What a wonderful time!

Thank you so much again- and see you soon!
-- Vinnie and Michelle, Silo Ridge, Amenia. July 2, 2005

 

Hi Mike - Bill's Toupee was a hit at my wedding! All of our guests were saying that you were the best band they'd ever heard at a wedding. I can't thank you enough for your amazing talent and energy. For Jeff and I, music makes or breaks an event. Your band absolutely made our wedding! I'm telling all my friends to book you guys as soon as they get engaged!

Sincerely,
-- Sasha Piastro-Tedford, Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel (June 24, 2005)

 

Mike! Back from the honeymoon!!! Let me please say: NO, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
Don't thank us, you guys were AMAZING!!!!! I'd recommend you to ANYONE I know. Mike and I were saying on the honeymoon how we wanna throw a random party just so we can have you guys there to play!!! But really, with all my heart, to all of you, thank you so very much for making the reception as fun as it was, it's all in the music. You all just contributed to the perfect day that it was and I'll never forget that, ever. In fact, I can't wait to watch the video just to see it all over again and hear you guys all over again!

And just an FYI- Of all 200+ people that were there, NOBODY could stop talking about you guys. You just blew everybody away.

Thanks again, Hope to see you soon!
-- Dana... Berini!!!, Beckwith Pointe, New Rochelle, NY (May 21, 2005)

 

Hi Mike!
We loved having you play our wedding; you guys are so relaxed and fun, and you just have such a natural connection with each other. You seem like you're having a blast up there, making it so obvious that you love what you do. I think that's what makes the difference; the fun is contagious and spreads to the wedding guests! And of course I can't tell you how many of our guests were complimenting you and the band!

We will DEFINITELY recommend your band to friends in the future! We also look forward to catching you again in the Newburgh area next chance we get. Would you let me know when you are booked in the area again?

Thanks again, and if you ever want to talk music again, feel free to write!

-- Dante Mancini, Round Hill House, Washingtonville, NY (May 27, 2005)

 

Well, thank YOU! :) We heard nothing but raves about you guys. "What wonderful taste you have in music!" "They are WONDERFUL!" "I kept forgetting we were listening to a live band and not the original album! They were so on target with their sound!" and on and on and on.... :)

So pat yourselves on the back, you did a marvelous job!

Mike- from me to you- Thank you. You fulfilled your promise of a wonderful reception experience. You know what you are doing. :) And you helped make our dream of a live band a reality. You and your band members were well worth the investment. Thank you.
P.S.- Tell Desaree, if she doesn't already know it, everyone is going to love her! :)
-- Rachel Kelso :), Ramada Inn, Newburgh April 30, 2005 (the 1pm wedding)

 

Everyone LOVED you guys! Your new singer is GREAT! My parents loved you too. A good time was had by all. You were right-that was a great idea to share the parent dances as one song. If anybody needs a band, you're the one I recommend. Thanks again.

-- Laura Moore, Christo's, Poughkeepsie April 30, 2005 (the 7pm wedding)

 

Dear Mike,

You guys are amazing!! Everyone had such a wonderful time and all the guests commented on your wonderful skills and energy! Not having heard your band live before Dave and I were nervous about what we were getting. We were afraid of the "average" wedding band. However after speaking with you on the phone, and most importantly hearing you play we were thrilled!! Several times we said to each other days after that you guys were amazing! Thank you so much for turning our dreams for our guests to truly enjoy themselves into a reality! I would almost do everything all over again just to have you play one more time!!! Thanks again!
-- Stephanie, Saratoga National Golf Club, October 9, 2004

 

Mike,

Thank you so much for the wonderful job you and Bill's Toupee did for our wedding. Matthew and I had our every dream come true for our wedding weekend and can't thank you enough for contributing to that. Everyone had a great time and we keep the dancing feet on the floor all throughout the day/evening.

We had a wonderful honeymoon at Mohonk and are now back in Ithaca for school.

Again, thank you so much for you professionalism and energy. It was much appreciated.

Many thanks, -- Natalie and Matthew, Mohonk Mountain House, October 17, 2004

 

Dear Bill's Toupee,

We want to take the opportunity to thank you for the wonderful time we had at our wedding. We keep hearing about "how wonderful our band was" or that "that band was the best band we have heard" or "I was surprised how great your band was".

I will be honest, guys, I was skeptical about having a band at the wedding of my girlhood dreams, a wedding I have been planning all my life in my mind, but you guys have totally blown my mind. I was so happy to have you play for us. You had the music going and everyone dancing. Our wedding was wonderful and you guys made it awesome. We were so pleased with your performance and so glad that you were a part of our special day!

Thanks so much for a great time and please feel free to have anyone call us for a recommendation.

Always looking forward to seeing your future performances!

-- Richie and Sonia Williams, Kingston, NY
Marreiros/Williams Wedding Hudson Valley Resort and Spa
Kerhonksen, NY June 5, 2004

 

Dear Bill's Toupee,
Over the past month we have received dozens of letters remarking on the wonderful band at our wedding - you truly made our big event a blast!!! It was a dream come true. You really read the crowd and situation perfectly!!! It was nonstop dancing; we were amazed, and of course thrilled!!! We will absolutely recommend you to all of our friends and family. We sincerely thank you!!!
FYI - personal favorites: JET, Journey & Outkast!
Fondly, Matt & Liz Curtis, Hudson Valley Resort, Kerhonkson

 

Mike, Everybody LOOOVED the band! Thank you for making the perfect wedding a perfect party!
Beth & Mike, Interlaken Inn, CT

 

Hi Mike!
We had an INCREDIBLE time at our wedding-- thank you! You guys were phenomenal, and I can't even tell you how many people complimented on what a great band we had.

We truly appreciate the time that you spent coming up to Massachusetts to play. We knew that you were going to have a great time , but you guys made it even better.

If there is anything that you would ever like me to do-- any recommendations for future weddings or a more formal thank you for the Web site, please let me know, and we will be happy to send one along!

I'm not sure his first name, but whoever sang our wedding song, True Companion, did it better than if Marc Cohen was there live!!

With much appreciation, Erica and Little Earl Cronan
The Log Cabin, Holyoke, MA

 

Dear Bill's Toupee,
Sorry it's taken so long for us to write, we've been waiting for the dust to settle since the wedding. We wanted to make sure we not only gave our feedback, but had an opportunity to talk to our guests and get their reactions. They were as follows: If anyone is truly torn between getting a band or a DJ, the obvious answer...band. Aside from how amazing Bill's Toupee was, most of our guest's first reactions were how refreshing it was to be at a wedding with a band. Bill's Toupee was great! We have gotten more compliments on them, than any other part of our wedding. Everyone loved them! The nicest part for my husband and me was that we felt so secure in our decision with the band, we didn't have to worry at all. They played a large variety of music, that suited our guests ages 8-80! Mike made himself more than available to answer all of our questions ahead of time, and gave us advice on multiple areas of the wedding. The band is punctual, reliable, trustworthy, and talented. Mike also did a phenomenal job playing the music for our ceremony, and cocktail hour. Bill's Toupee is definitely a very talented group of musicians, who are not only good at what they do, but also care about each individual event. The band even let my husband get up and play the drums with them! Thank you for doing such a wonderful job, and creating such fun memories. We would be more than happy to speak with anyone looking for a reference. Thanks again.

-- Chris and Cassie, Wallkill Golf Club, Middletown, NY

 

Dear Mike,
We can't believe that we've been married for almost a week now!  Our wedding day couldn't have been more perfect and Bill's Toupee definitely played a big role in making it extraordinary.

You guys sounded spectacular and our guests loved you. Thanks so much for playing our requests and learning our first dance song. Also, it meant so much to have my friend sing "Piece of My Heart." Thank you for allowing her to take the stage. It was so much fun!

I look forward to seeing you guys performing again. Take care and see you soon.

With Regards,
-- Annie & Chris Juliano, Silo Ridge, Amenia, NY

 

Dear Mike,
Thanks for doing a great gig as always. Bill's Toupee was the capper of our perfect day, The band really energized our reception and everybody danced, including the grooms father who hasn't danced in 20 years! This is the second time we have booked this band in our family and would be happy to recommend this group to anyone. The music set was great for our young crowd.
This band cares about your wedding reception and is very professional to deal with both before, during, and after the event.
Look no further, book Bill's Toupee.

-- Scott and Barbarann(Page) Earle, Dolce Tarrytown House, Tarrytown, NY

 

Thank you so much for making our day so special. We can't believe how many people you got out on the dance floor. You provided the exact experience we were looking for...and it meant so much that you learned "Come Away with Me" for us. Linda did an incredible job with it...it felt like the real thing. And everyone--young and old--is still talking about the "band." Thank you!

Best,
-- Jenna Stanley and Randy Dueck, Round Hill House, Washingtonville, NY

 

Dear Mike, Dave, Linda, Jack and Barry,
We just returned from our honeymoon and we'd like you to know that your incredible performance at our wedding was a frequent topic of conversation during our trip. Your professionalism, flexibility and talent made our wedding better than we could have imagined and we sincerely thank you for making the night such a success. It's so difficult to find a reasonably priced band you can trust, let alone one that is so entertaining (believe me, we looked!). You guys really have it all!

Please feel free to give our home number to anyone who may request a reference; it would be our pleasure to tell people about the crucial part you played in our wonderful wedding.
Thank you and best wishes,

Julie and Nir, Giando's, Williamsburg- Brooklyn, NY

 

Dear Mike, Dave, Linda, Jack and Barry,
       Just a note to thank you for a wonderful wedding. It's always been my feeling that the band makes the party and you all proved me right. Everyone just had such a great time and kept asking me where I found "the band". When I told them I found you on the Internet they couldn't believe me. Thanks, also to Dave who did a fantastic job on Toby Keith's "I want to Talk About Me" - Toby couldn't have done it better and the crowd really got a kick out of it and Richard enjoyed it immensely.
       If anyone asks me to recommend a band - you guys are the only ones on my list.
       Thanks again,

-- Cheryle Clark and Richard too!
Fay/Clark Wedding 5/25/02

 

To all members of The Bill's Toupee Band, We wanted to send a sincere thank you for helping to make our wedding complete! When we were in the crazy stage of planning our wedding I asked Mike, "Should I provide you a list of songs we want to hear?" Mike replied, "Don't worry, we've been doing this for years and we know how to work the crowd." OH BOY...was he right. As you all saw we have quite the "dancers" amongst our family and friends. There was not a moment when the dance floor cleared. It made our night to look around and see everyone smiling and having a blast. So many of our guests told us how wonderful it was to see the bride and groom having so much fun at their own wedding. The reason was we were dancing almost ALL night. How could we not!!! The highlight, however, was dancing to our song that we dreamed of dancing together to. You performed Garth Brooks, To Make You Feel My Love, so amazing. We loved the touch of making it our final song as well to dance along with our guests. We will always be grateful for your patience throughout our planning and your superb performance.

P.S. As Scott said at the end of the night, "You guys were *@111*$ awesome!"

-- Lori and Scott Brown, Reception at Colonial Terrace, Cortland Manor

 

Dear Bill's Toupee,
We just received our video and realized that we never thanked you for your unbelievable peformance at our wedding. We can't tell you enough how pleased we were!!! We can honestly say that close to 100 people have commented on how good you guys were! Anyway, if you ever need a reference name, definitely use our name. Thanks again for making our wedding even more special!!

-- Jackie and Marc Koslowsky

 

Ever since I was a little girl I have dreamed of the 'perfect' wedding. Bill's Toupee helped make that dream a reality. The selection of music was outstanding and our friends and family of all ages were out on the dance floor. We got numerous compliments on Bill's Toupee. My only regret was that I had to spend a lot of time meeting and greeting people and didn't get much time to dance! I got to dance to our wedding song, 'When I Look Into Your Eyes', which Bill's Toupee did an absolutely amazing rendition of. Obviously I couldn't be happier with our choice of Bill's Toupee for our wedding day.

-- Lynn & Doug Ferris, Sheraton Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

 

1) Great sense of humor!
2) Really enjoyed planning our wedding with an experienced band that took care of everything!
3) Very versatile and incredibly willing to accommodate any of our special requests!
4) Overall, I think everyone had a great time and it was largely attributed to the interaction with The Bill's Toupee Band.

-- Michael & Denise Collins, Le Chambord, Fishkill, NY

 

Throughout the entire wedding planning process, the band was the one thing we didn't have to worry about. The Bill's Toupee Band was the most professional entity with which we worked and their performance matched their professionalism. From age 5 to 85, the guests at the wedding not only enjoyed the music, but couldn't wait to dance! Without any reservation, we would recommend The Bill's Toupee Band to anyone who asked.

-- Shannon & Matt Birney, Gardens on Catlin Creek, Slate Hill, NY

 

The Bill's Toupee Band is by far the best band I've ever heard at a wedding. They were extremely professional. The dance floor was full all night. Thank you so much for the incredible job you did at our reception. Mike-the email you sent me before the wedding made me feel so calm and confident that I did not have to worry about a thing. I really appreciate that. We would recommend you to anyone for any event. Thank you again.

-- Kristin & Samer Diab, Island Green Country Club, Amenia, NY

 

The first band I heard and the only band I heard in planning my wedding. I can't say enough thank-you's for making our day the best ever. Everyone is inquiring about who this fantastic band was!! I will recommend them to anyone having a wedding, especially if we are invited. Thanks for everything.

-- Jason & Tracey Arrick, The Sheraton Hotel, Poughkeepsie, NY

 

Heather and I want to commend you on what a great job you did at our wedding. So many people have said to us, and we agree, that your band was the best one that they had ever seen or heard at a wedding. One employee at the Gideon Putnam said to us that it was the best wedding band he had heard in fifteen years! Many thanks for helping to make our wedding reception everything we dreamed about.

-- Mark & Heather Rubeo, The Gideon Putnam, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

I (Renee) really wanted a DJ.(at first) You guys got EVERYONE up dancing. People were laughing about how sore their feet and legs were from dancing all night! You guys are fantastic!

-- Kurt & Renee Neils, The Glenmere, Chester

 

Derrick and I fell in love with Bill's Toupee long before our wedding. And we knew our guests would love them too! The dance floor was always full. To this day our family and friends still ask us: 'Where's Bill's Toupee playing this weekend?' Thanks for making our day more than memorable.

-- Kristal & Derrick Johnson, Hotel Thayer, West Point, NY

 

Everybody loved the band! You were personal and well rounded, adapting to even the most precarious situation. . . .an excellent mix of music for all age groups. We appreciate all the hands on work you did.

-- Shiri & Joe Drillings, Eagle's Nest, Bloomingburg, NY

 

You made our wedding the event of the year! You guys are terrific! Our guests could not say enough. . .they tell everyone we see about the band. You know, you're always a little nervous about how your `special song' will sound when performed by anyone but the original artist. We couldn't have been happier with our song than if Bryan Adams sung it himself! Bill's Toupee is outstanding! We would highly recommend you for any event. You are simply the best! Thanks again!!

-- Janet (Jowdy) & Bob Hudak, The Sagamore, Bolton Landing

 

Honestly the best band you will find. We had so much fun at our wedding. We can't wait to plan another party just to have them play again!

-- Jennifer & Paul Stanford, Glens Falls Country Club

 

A very professional and talented band. Willing to accommodate you and your personal requests and needs. Excellent Elvis tunes! The lead female vocalist can really rock the house! An absolute pleasure to work with you. Thank you for a great performance at our wedding reception.

-- Angelique Levi, Dutchess Manor, Beacon, NY

 

We partied at our wedding because of Bill's Toupee! The band is the most important part to make a party fun and we choose the right one! Your female vocalist was I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E! Everyone in the band was so nice! Overall I thought the band was superb! Good mix of music and all of it played very well. There were many complimentary comments from our guests. We really could not have been happier with Bill's Toupee. Very Professional but fun too.

-- Amanda & Kevin Ryan, The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, NY

 

You were great! ...excellent mix of music!

-- Debbie and Ken Carlson, Canfield Casino, Saratoga Springs, NY

 

Fantastic Group! Very Broad range of Musical skills and innate talent. I highly recommend The Bill's Toupee Band for any type of event.

-- Jon & Marnie Gizzi, Belvedere Mansion, Rhinebeck, NY

 

Mike, The band was great! I was very impressed with the large range of music you were able to play. I think that you appealed to all ages at our wedding. You were also very professional in dealing with some of the groomsman who were getting a little out of hand. The entire wedding, parents, guests, Spencer and I loved you guys!

-- Michelle & Spencer Newman, Saratoga Golf and Polo Club

 

Dear Mike and Bill's Toupee, Thank you again for the wonderful performance on our wedding day. We were so pleased with how everything turned out and a lot of it was due to you and the band's interactive and outstanding music!! Take care and all the best.

-- Nicole & Matt Ehrie, The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, NY

 

You were the best. All of our guests are still raving about how wonderful you were. We can't wait to see you again soon. When are you in Orange County?

-- Sam & Debbie Lashlee, Holiday Inn, Fishkill, NY

 

Without a doubt your performance enhanced the atmosphere and mood of the wedding. I don't think it would have been the same with any other band. We are still receiving calls from people telling us about the band! Please be assured we will recommend Bill's Toupee to all of our friends and relatives. Thank you again for sharing our night and making it a success.

-- Anthony J. Ruggiero, Wallkill Golf Club, Wallkill, NY

 

Thank you for the wonderful job you and your band did at our wedding. We got so many compliments as to how good you were. Your style and versatility got a lot of our guests dancing! Thank you for adding to the joy of our wedding.

-- Julie Kleiman Mirshad, Round Hill House, Washingtonville, NY

 

I keep getting compliments on how tasteful the wedding was, and especially how everyone loved the band. I think that you guys really added a lot of value to the night! Friends of mine said that if their eyes were closed they would have thought it was Kansas playing during Carry On My Wayward Son. I especially liked Dixie Chicken (the last song & probably the only one I heard that night)! Luckily someone videotaped most of the reception, and I got to hear (& see) you guys in action. Excellent! Also, please thank Linda for the Emcee work she did (and lovely vocals). She had everyone's name down pat & added a lot of flavor to the night. Please see the attached snapshot, there were plenty of the band, but the cake mustaches were too much for me to pass over.

-- Cynthia & Glenn Salberg, Mountainville Manor, Mountainville, NY

 

Thanks for making our wedding such a wonderful event! Your music and sense of humor kept everyone laughing, dancing, and having a great time! We will recommend you to all our family and friends! Thanks-We had a blast!

-- Amy and Andrew Yauchler, Christo's Catering, Poughkeepsie, NY

 

We were just talking with some family members who came to our wedding. They couldn't say enough about Bills Toupee. They were very impressed. Everyone who we spoke with that attended our wedding, said that the band really made the reception a fun and enjoyable night. Christina and I can't say enough about Bills Toupee. Not only are all of you very talented musicians, but you are great performers. Your stage presence and interactions with the guests made it one truly magical night. I have told so many people about your band and they all want to come out and see you when you play at certain clubs and restaurants. You definitely have created more followers of Bills Toupee. Thanks again for making our reception so special.

-- Bryan & Christina Cranna, January 2002

 

A belated thank you for the fantastic job your band did at our November 17 (2001) wedding. We received raves from our guests and the volume was just right. Our first song, 'At Last,' sounded beautiful and was perfect. Thank you again!

-- Fondly, Fred and Julie Greene

 

Bill's Toupee was absolutely entertaining! Thank you so much for keeping the party alive and kickin'! We have guests that were talking about you weeks after the wedding. They were very impressed and commented that you sounded very professional. Of course, we took all the credit for picking the band! ;)

Thanks again!

-- Jack & Niki Terceno
13 April 2002 Wedding, Interlaken Inn, Lakeville, CT

 

Mike,
I am happy to offer these words of appreciation: We (and all our guests) were so impressed with the great performance at our wedding! You and the band were GREAT high energy, professional, flexible, and all around fun. A special thank you for letting my cousin sing with you, and for hanging out afterwards to jam with my brother. You helped to make our wedding a great success!

-- Best, Stacie and Jim, Seven Hills Inn, Lennox, MA

 

Mike, We just wanted to thank you and the rest of Bill's Toupee for helping to make our wedding day awesome! You guys were great! Music can really make or break a wedding, and I saw people dancing at this wedding who I have never seen on the dance floor before. This was the second wedding that our family has used Bill's Toupee, and we were extremely happy with our choices! What was especially great was that the music selection you guys picked was great for the all the generations of people we had as our guests. Thanks again for helping to make our wedding so memorable!

Sincerely,

-- J.T. and Aimee Nichols, Candlewood Inn, Candlewood Lake, CT

 

Hi Mike,
I would like to thank all of YOU for making the wedding so much fun for everyone. We think that two of the most important factors that contribute to a wonderful and fun reception are great food and great music. We knew we had those two things in Christo's and Bill's Toupee. You are a fantastic band, and all of our guests raved about you. We look forward to hearing you play out again as well.

Amy (Christo's Catering, Poughkeepsie, NY)

 

Dear Mike and the cast of Bill's Toupee,
Words can't describe how wonderful our wedding reception was. I am constantly getting compliments on how great your band was. It is so refreshing to have a talented, well rehearsed, and very open minded band play in place of the numerous "wedding factory" bands out there. To my amazement, you guys out did yourselves with our wedding song, " I love you more than yesterday" by Spiral Staircase, an oldie but a goodie! One of the many highlights of the evening was when you invited me onstage to jam, "Purple Haze" by Jimi Hendrix. My friends and family were truly blown away! The Bear Mountain Inn was magical and Bill's Toupee put the icing, cherries and sprinkles on a fabulous night! What a splendid job.

-- Scott and Michele Krempler, Lake Carmel New York

 

To all in the Bills Toupee Band,
Thanks for making our day musical. You guys were able to get young and old out on the dance floor. Seeing my grandparents swing dance and my flower girl hug Linda were only two of the highlights of the night. We saw people dancing, that we haven't seen dance in years. Everyone is still talking about how great you guys sounded. You went out of your way to make our day perfect, and you succeeded. For that we thank you. I would highly recommend your band for any occasion. You guys really made the night magical!

Thanks again,
David and Sharon Froedden, September 28, 2003, Links at Unionvale

 

Dear Mike and Bill's Toupee,
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! We had the most amazing time and received so many compliments on the band--we even got a few "best wedding I've ever been to" from friends! You guys were amazing and really made the evening seamless! My friends are now getting engaged by the dozen and I will be sure to give your name to any and all of them! We hope you had as much fun as we did. I am sure I will see you sometime soon when you're doing a show and I am in the area!

All the best,
-- Ally and Matt Ramsey, Antun's of Westchester

 

Dear Bill's Toupee-
I just wanted to thank all of you for a most wonderful musical evening-I can't even begin to tell you how many people came up to ask who you were, how we found you, and of course, "What's up with the name?" You really helped make our wedding reception a total hit, which, given the diversity of the crowd, was no mean feat! I'm looking forward to the next time! I have to throw a bash so I can give you a call again. Special thanks to Linda for a great job as hostess and emcee, and the especially beautiful rendition of our 1st dance song.
Take care and hope to hear you again soon!"

-- Katie & Ray, West Park Winery

 

Hello Mike.
Maryann and I want to THANK YOU so much for an incredible evening! The band was GREAT and everyone I've talked to had a fabulous time enjoying and dancing to all of the wonderful sounds. You should be very proud of your band, you guys and gals are very, very good! Top musicians all around! Please thank them all for Maryann and I.

I also wanted to send a special thank you for working so well with Frank! You guys coordinated things so well, under clumsy circumstances, I couldn't have asked for more. PERFECT!

So thanks again for everything and I hope we'll see you soon. Keep us up to date on where you guys are playing.

Best regards,
-- John and Maryann, Dutchess Golf & Country Club, Poughkeepsie, NY

 

To Mike, Barry Linda, Jack, and Dave,
Our heart felt thanks for being there for our wedding ... you continue to raise the bar in talent, variety, character, and professionalism. You guys truly are the best there is! Our wedding was spectacular and FUN!! It will always be huge in all of our memories !! Thank you, Thank you, and Thank you.....

"Amazed" Gary and Fran.... The Dunn's

PS Linda? That was the best twist on the garter belt thing we've ever seen!!!

 

mike:
you guys were awesome!! everyone is still talking about the band...everyone was dancing, we had to expand the dance floor earlier in the night... thank you so much!!
we can't stop talking about it!

-- lindsay, Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie, NY

 

Mike et al,
Thank you so much for a FANTASTIC time at our wedding. Everyone raved about the band and said they had a great time. You really made our night with your great rendition of The Jefferson's theme song (Movin' on Up). Thanks for the memories!

-- Nancy & Jean-Marc Archer, Round Hill House, Washingtonville, NY May 14, 2005

 

Hi Mike,
Thanks for the note. You guys were really terrific and everyone I spoke to loved the band! I wish the party could have lasted longer. Everyone was having such a great time dancing. I'll see you next year at Wiltwyck for the President's Cup Dinner Dance and I'll keep my ears open to see if you are playing around the area.

Again, thank you!

-- Esther McGuire Vosburgh, Wiltwyck Country Club, Kingston, NY (7/23/05)

 

Mike,
Thank you to you and the band for adding to a wonderful and unforgettable night. I will be sure to highly recommend Bill's Toupee to all of my friends and colleagues.

-- Nick Verdi, Nicholas9169@msn.com, Belvedere Mansion, Oct. 16, 2005

 

Mike,
Hi, first day back at work, ugh... Anyway, thanks for making the wedding the success that it was. Everyone raved about the band!! We are a party crowd and you played to it well!! Thanks again,

-- Marilyn, Interlaken Inn, Lakeville, CT, May 13, 2006

 

 


Quotes from Parents

Mike,

We thoroughly enjoyed the music at the wedding and in Brian's words, "you nailed Sweet Melissa." Thank you for making that special memory for Melissa and her dad. The morning after the wedding there was a brunch for family and friends and some of the comments were how the band perfectly controlled the tempo throughout the evening, what a great job the band did keeping the music true to the origional songs, and how everyone enjoyed the variety of music for all ages. Eammon has a big family, lots of potential weddings and I know Melissa will highly recommend you.

Thank's to all the band members for a memorable evening.

Sincerely,

Brian and Sheila Johancsik, parents of the bride
August 21, 2012, Inn at Longshore, Westport, CT


Dear Mike,

Just wanted to write and say thank you for the wonderful job you did at my son's wedding. You and the rest of your terrific band exceeded our expectations. The choice of music, the beautiful voices and great musicians kept the party going and added to everyone's enjoyment. People have not stopped telling us how much they enjoyed your band and I know I will not hesitate to book you again for our others sons wedding once he gets engaged. Hope you enjoyed the venue.

Thanks Again.

Ginna Donnelly, mother of the groom, August 21, 2012, Inn at Longshore, Westport, CT


I just did my review! God Bless you Mike, we really loved the music and the band....you guys made us a hit!

If you ever need help in anyway...you call Bob and Mary Boylan, we would be there in a flash! You gave our daughter the best wedding ever! She loved her night!!!! It was because of Bill's Toupee...not because of the "Coconut Shrimp" either!

Her friends RAVED!!! Our friends RAVED!!! My in laws RAVED (and they can't stand me)...that right there is a miracle!

God Bless you all! Bob and Mary

-- Mary Boylan, mother of the bride, August 13, 2011, Catlin Gardens, Slate Hill, NY

Mike,

Your band did a wonderful job playing at the wedding.
The music selections were a great balance for the group at the reception.
You have a top notch group of musicians and the vocals by Desaree were outstanding.
Betty, Geoff (my son) and I enjoyed a great reception with you playing throughout the evening.
The people at the reception provided us with many compliments on the band and how good you were as a group.
I hope you will get additional opportunities in the region from this engagement. You can be sure that we will recommend you to any one looking for a band. Thanks for making the evening so enjoyable.

Terry and Betty Brewer, parents of the bride, August 20, 2011, Wolfert's Roost, Albany, NY

Hi Mike,
Everything was perfect. The band is without equal for a wedding in the Hudson Valley.

Best regards,
-- Vinny Battaglia, father of the bride, Aug. 13, 2010, Grandview, in the tent, Poughkeepsie, NY

Hi Mike -
I'm sorry we did not get a chance to meet, but we all were delighted with the music! The blend of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" and the hora was brilliant!

Thanks so much for all you added to the day.
L'shalom - in peace,

-- David, father of the groom, July 11, 2010, Tivoli, NY

"Bills Toupee" is the only band we think of when anyone is having an event where the need music.

Everything was perfect. Everyone that I have talked to since the wedding tell me what a fantastic time they had. They all want to know were we found "Bills Toupee" .

Jason and Jamie were so happy with everything. I am certain that Jamie's parents were pleased as well.

We could not have rocked the house without a rocking band.

I hope you were able to make some connections for further engagements. I think Jeff and James will recommend "Bills Toupee" for other events they have in the future.

Thank you again for being everything Mike & I told Jason & Jamie you were.

-- Gigi & Mike Baisley (parent of the groom) Oct. 24, 2009 The Rhinecliff Hotel, Rhinecliff, NY

Mike,
thanks for your note. We can't stop talking about the wedding and you guys. You were just great. We saw a couple on Sunday afternoon looking into Buttermilk and told them they should hire you for the band!! It was just terrific, please tell the whole crew we really appreciate the job.

We'll be talking you up forevermore!!
Regards,

Carl (father of the bride), Sept 19, 2009, Inn at Buttermilk Falls, Milton, NY
(phone number for reference furnished upon request)

Mike, 

You and your group made the wedding and the party atmosphere.  You're good at what you do and it shows by your performance and the smiles on your faces. All of your vocals are great and especially that beautiful and talented Desaree. Our guests and especially Katie and John were so happy with your selection of songs, volume, and getting both young and old up on the dance floor. That takes a pro to do.

Thank the band for allowing my family to use their equipment and perform at their own wedding. How wonderful!  

Hope to see you and your group during the summer,  I will check the website for your calendar.

Shalom, Ciao for now,
John (father of the groom), Interlaken Inn, Lakeville, CT June 20, 2009

Subject: You guys were great!

Jason and Annie's wedding was perfect .... the day, the ceremony, the venue and particularly the music. Every member of our family and all of friends commented how much they enjoyed the band. You had the guest up and dancing throughout the evening. You guys are great. Thank you for helping make the wedding reception incredible.

-- Lee Raimondi, Round Hill House, Washingtonville, NY June 2007
(Jason Barron's mom)

Subject: Wedding Reception for Ryan and Michelle (Flowers) Weber

To Mike Mindel and the Bill's Toupee Band -
I have to tell you that your performance at our kids' reception this past weekend was simply outstanding! Your musicianship, showmanship and energy really made their special day even more so. Thanks so much on behalf of the Flowers and Weber families and all of our friends who were there -- every single person I talked to just raved about you guys! I also want to thank you for extending for an extra set, even though I understand that some of you were under the weather (we couldn't tell!). Special thanks to Desaree for her extra care in handling the wedding party intro's, and to my fellow Tower of Power lover Mike for being so easy to work with!

Mike Weber (Ryan's Dad)

People have been calling raving about the time they had and the "BAND". Please convey my thanks to the BOYS.

I now believe what I've been told. The first thing you do before booking a church is book Bill's Toupee for the reception. Great music surrounded our daughters' wedding last week and I just wanted to thank you all.

We've received many calls from attendees complementing us on the wedding and the choice of band. Great party..........

-- Jim Santimaw, father of the bride, The Garrison, 8/2/08

Dear Mike:
The Bill's Toupee Band was a great hit at our daughter's wedding reception. You really understood what moved our crowd and you gave it to them. I am delighted that you could adapt your play list so quickly to keep everyone on the dance floor.

Desaree is wonderful. Her interpersonal skills make her such an asset. She set the pace of the reception and moved us smoothly from introductions, first dance, toasts, through all the events to last dance!

We had so much fun on the last dance, Sweet Caroline. You even slowed the tempo of the chorus so that the gang on the dance floor could sing along (in their own fashion of grunts and hoots)! Everyone was having so much fun, and that says a lot because during the entire reception the dancing group ranged from 12 years of age to 80 plus years!

Doing business with you has been a real pleasure. I appreciate I did not have to do any "hand holding" either before or during the reception. You always knew what was needed and never bothered me with the details! The experience and professionalism of Desaree and The Bill's Toupee Band made my role as mother of the bride so much easier. I was free to enjoy the party!

Thank you so much.
Best Regards, Carolyn Roche, June 1, 2008, West Point Officer's Club

MIKE!!!
Thanks so much for doing such an amazing job. Later this week I will be posting my review for the band on the knot so be sure to look for it. Everyone loved you guys! But, something tells me that you already got that sense. We had a blast. I could of stayed on the dance floor all night. Again, you have been so wonderful to work with and I appreciate the time that you gave to our special day... Too much fun.

Kelly (the bride), June 7, 2008, Mansion Ridge Golf Club, Monroe, NY

I just had to let you know that you guys were AMAZING! You made the party. Everyone asked who you were and where we got you from- FABULOUS! TERRIFIC! You had every generation on the dance floor. Desaree is amazing AND Sweet. There's just something about her.

Please feel free to have anyone call me for a reference. Thanks again.
-- Patricia Rand, mother of the bride, Sept. 29, 2007- Point-O-Pines, Brant Lake, NY

I've heard nothing but praise from all I spoke to. My friends and family would call and tell me what a great time they had. While planning wedding people would say "why don't you get a DJ" much cheaper, I thought " There's nothing like a live band" you have proved me right, thanks. Should there be another occasion I will be calling you.

And the BEST to you and the band,
-- Gary -father of the bride,
   Magnanini Winery, Wallkill NY 8/25/07

Mike and your entire band!
Just wanted to send along a note to add to Lisa's to commend you and your band for the wonderful music and entertainment you provided for Lisa's wedding. It was beyond our expectations and made for the most awesome event ever!!!

Thanks again!!!
-- Sue Pietropaoli, Nov. 11, 2006 Wolfert's Roost, Albany

Mike, Desaree, Dave, Barry and Jack,

What a party. You guys are fantastic ! I've heard a lot of bands and played in a few but you guys take the cake. The musicianship, the vocals, the sound and volume levels were perfect. The energy you exude surpasses any band I've ever seen. I had several friends there, who are musicians, and they all said the same thing. In addition, your professionalism and graciousness at handling our many and sometimes uncommon requests was greatly appreciated. I occasionally get asked to recommend bands for weddings and other events. You are on the top of the list. Jessica and Joey were extremely happy.

Best Regards,
-- Dale Mosher (father of the bride) Oct. 28, 2006,
   Sinapi's at Arbor Ridge, Hopewell Jct., NY

Hello Mike,
Thank you sooo much for the wonderful contribution your band made to our children's special day. It was my assumption from the start that the band would make the day and I was right on target. We heard you folks at Mohonk over Christmas and proceeded to build our wedding plans around your available dates. During the wedding and after, we were given many compliments on our selection of your band and hope you received some as well. It was a wonderful party!!

--Lee & Sylvia Herrington (parents of the bride)
September 4, 2005, Senate House, Kingston, NY

Dear Mike: Thanks for reminding me to send you an e-mail, thanking you guys for playing my daughters wedding! You were as expected fabulous! I wish the night never ended and we were still dancing to your great sound. Like you, I do not know what else or how else to say it, but thanks again, and I hope to see you guys when you play in the area. Keep me on your mailing list so I know what's happening! My best wishes to all of you, Richie

P.S. As I talk to family and friends who were at the wedding, they tell me it's the best wedding they have ever been too! And your band had a whole lot to do with that. See ya!

-- Richie, father of the bride, Beckwith Pointe, New Rochelle, May 21, 2005

Mike,
Thank you for the CD's, and for the fabulous music you provided for our sons' engagement party on New Year's Day. When you kicked it up, everyone from ages 14 through 84 was out on the dance floor! When I first hesitated to contract with you due to cost, saying that this was only an engagement party, you said to me "Jean, long after you and Richard have forgotten the cost, you'll remember the music."

And we do - and so do all our friends & family!

Very best regards to you and all of the Bill's Toupee members, and best wishes for 2005.

Jean Thatcher, The Harbor Club, Huntington, Long Island

Mike-
I wanted to say that I think you and your band are more than excellent. I attended the May 21st wedding of Dana and Michael Berini. I was very impressed with the wedding ceremony and the reception. The thing that stays in my minds eye, is the great time I had listening to your music. For 70 yrs, I have attended many affairs and I can't remember a better band. I just was so impressed that I had to send you this E Mail and let you know. Keep up that great sound and all the fun that your band evokes to the public.
Sincerely, Barry H Tashman
a wedding guest from Beckwith Pointe, New Rochelle, May 21, 2005

Just want to thank you for the wonderful performance -- very well done at our daughter's wedding on August 30th at Montgomery Place. I've heard many comments from all ages about how great the band was & "the most fun wedding." Thank you for your good humor & patience with some of our more exuberant guest. When I heard you at a friends wedding it sealed it for me. You are so good that you are drawn to the dance floor..not so loud that your head pounds. My bad knee is finally recuperating though.

-- Marge Kelly, Montgomery Place, Rhinebeck, NY

Dear Mike,
Our heartfelt thanks to the talented members of "Bill's Toupee" for making Jill and Greg's wedding reception at the Canfield Casino an evening we'll never forget! You certainly delivered on your promise to "get everyone up and onto the dance floor." Wherever we turned, guests were continuously asking us who the fantastic band was and how did we ever find them. Your lively pace and great selection of music kept the dance floor filled throughout the evening. We can't wait to see all the great "action shots" our photographer got of this partying group as we danced the night away!

As the parents of the bride, we had the time of our lives as did Jill and Greg and their wedding guests. Thanks once again for a truly memorable evening that passed all too quickly.

Sincerely,
George and Beverly Thompson

Dear Mike,

It's 4 days following the wedding and we're still getting calls from friends and family about the band and the music selection! What fun we all had! It was great to look around and see so many people on the dance floor...as well as to see the band smiling! We've been to so many events where the band almost looks bored...but you looked like you were having a good time too! Thanks also for your wonderful piano playing during the cocktail hour...it might have been raining outside but it was cozy and relaxed in the winery. Lou (Fiori-owner of West Park Winery) and Kathy were right...you guys are the best!

-- Sue and Roger Bonsteel, West Park Winery, West Park, NY

Dear Mike,
I can't begin to tell you what a fantastic band "Bill's Toupee" is! My daughter's wedding at Allyn's Restautant in Millbrook was a great success and everyone is still raving about the band. I am sure that there was not even one person who did not dance to such a wide range of music! (Even Uncle Bob and Great-Grandma were dancing) Thank you again for such a memorial day!!!

-- Deborah A. Napoli

On what was the hottest day of the summer, Bill's Toupee read the situation perfectly. The music flowed at just the right pace, seamlessly integrating the different phases of the event along with varied generational tastes in music.

The evening climaxed in a rousing dancefest for the younger wedding attendees with the band's infectious enthusiasm spilling over on to the dance floor.

We got nothing but praise for the band from the guests with even the wedding planner at the Inn At Mystic going out of her way to comment on how good they were.

This band handles it all with class, skill and enthusiasm -

As the father of the groom, and a respected professional musician, my reputation was on the line in recommending Bill's Toupee for the job. They did not fail, and in fact surpassed all expectations.

-- Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash), Inn at Mystic, Connecticut

Outstanding! Made our party the best. Still receiving compliments! Thanks for helping make it a most enjoyable and memorable occasion.

-- Sue and Roman Hyrcun, Allyn's Restaurant, Rt. 44, Millbrook, NY

We've had LOT'S of positive feedback on the music from our guests! Everyone really enjoyed the evening thanks to Bill's Toupee! We were MOST appreciative of your patience and good humor with some of our more exuberant guests! We cannot thank you all enough for making our wedding so much fun and such a stress-free occasion.

-- Bill & Kay Komisar, Christo's, Poughkeepsie, NY

Mike, I just want to thank you and all the members of your group for the fantastic job you did at Jenna and Todd's wedding, Sept. 3rd. I can't tell you the number of compliments I received for the music. Everyone was asking about the band despite your name "Bill's Toupee"! I saw people dancing that typically would never get near a dance floor. Thanks for your professionalism and for making this wedding a real celebration. Hope to see you at one of the clubs soon.

-- Tony and Diane LaFalce, Sheraton Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

The band played a variety of music that appealed to our youngest guests (teens) to our oldest (80's!) and everyone in between. You helped make it a great party!

-- Lucille Pritchard, Culinary Institute of America-- Roth Hall

I'll never be able to say enough thank-you's for making Katie and Jib's wedding the huge success that is was. You were organized, kept in touch with Katie by e-mail, made the long trip to Annapolis and played a fantastic party. Everyone, of all ages, danced and raved about your music. You made consertive Annapolis historic!

-- Lynne S.B. Koch, The Governor Calvert House, Annapolis, MD

Our guests have not stopped talking about the band. They were all down to the dance floor-yet the music was not obtrusive during the meals. The time and effort that Mike put into the (horn) arrangements made the whole affair special. Book them if you can!

-- Phil Gross, The Gideon Putnam, Saratoga Springs, NY

All I know is that every time I looked around people were smiling and dancing and everyone wanted to know where we found the band. We never thought a live band could sound so good! We were afraid a band wouldn't have the punch of a DJ, but boy were we wrong!. . .and with the excitement and interaction that only live music can bring! Nothing beats live music. Thanks again for making it (such) a great time!!

-- Linda Mulligan, The Glenmere, Chester

When we think of our daughter's wedding, we can only use superlatives to describe the outstanding performance of Bill's Toupee. People particularly appreciated the rendition of songs in their original sounds. No one wanted the evening to end because your music brought everyone to the dance floor. Thank you for a memorable evening.

-- Margaret & Tom Dames, Inn at Central Valley

The Bill's Toupee Band is outstanding! They really know how to get a party going. We could not have been happier!

-- Marlene & Chuck Connolly, The Gideon Putnam

There is no doubt that your band is outstanding. We knew that from the very first day we heard you. And when you added Linda. . .she has an outstanding voice and an exceptional stage presence. Each of you is exceptional, and you compliment each other magnificently. Your learning the special songs requested by our daughter was most appreciated and showed your personal commitment to our satisfaction. My family is very picky, but they loved you. All we heard were compliments all night. We already provided your phone number to other interested parties. Thank you for a great time. The band is just great!

-- Frank & Jackie Borgia, Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor

We couldn't have asked for a better group of musicians. The vocals were wonderful, the music was wonderful. It was the right type, amount and mix of music that got a lot of people dancing. We couldn't have had a better partner than you guys for the wedding. Thanks! We're already tried to get you more work.

-- Bill Mayer (father of the bride), Bear Mountain Inn, Bear Mountain, NY

Just wanted to let you know that you guys are fantastic. You made a perfect wedding even more incredible. I only hope that you enjoyed yourselves as much as the family and all the guests. When everyone talks about the wedding they say how perfect it was and that Bill's Toupee is the best band they have ever heard.
Thanks for adding so much to our wonderful day,

-- Judy Gaffney/M.O.B., Evelyn's View, Milton, NY

I am the mother of the groom, Stanley-Dueck wedding on September 29 in Washingtonville, NY. I just want to thank you for a job very well done. A new experience for me was your involvement with the cutting of the cake, tossing the bouquet and the garter, introduction of wedding party, etc., and that was just a lot of fun. You are an exceptionally good band, and you helped to make the event the enjoyable time that it was.

Thanks so much!!
-- Lotti
Round Hill House, Washingtonville, NY

Mike:
The new family has now left (Wed). You can imagine that I have not seen any e-mail since last Thursday. However, you did a great job. A fellow yacht club member at the wedding wants to hire you for his daughter's wedding next August.

Also, I will contact Rick M....... and give you a recommendation for his daughter's wedding.

Everyone I talked to raved about your group. We, of course, expected nothing less. Thank you for your time and your performance.

-- Regards, Bill


Quotes from Clients, Caterers, Photographers

Hi Mike...
It's unanimous... everyone LOVED the band. I can't imagine they would want anyone else but you guys for next year. Thanks for a great night of music/dancing!!

Jodi Lizewski, Rhinebeck Savings Bank holiday party, Poughkeepsie Grand January 8, 2011

To Bill's Toupee-
Thank you. The ball was a great success thanks to you!

Black Rock Yacht Club Commodore's Ball, Bridgeport, CT June 4, 2011

Hi to all,
It's always wonderful listening and tremendously enjoying your music while I photograph. You are definitely the finest group of musicians in the Hudson Valley.

Michael Gold, The Corporate Image Photo Studio, New Paltz, NY

Mike,
Thank you so very, very much! You and the band were incredible!  Please remind me of your available dates next year.  Hopefully we will be able to utilize your talents in 2011.  I will be more than happy to refer you as well.  This was our largest crowd dancing, by the way!! 

THANK YOU, Patti Archiere
(Occupations Inc. fundraiser gala, Oct. 9, 2010, Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor, NY)

Hi Mike-
  Thank You!! Everyone had a GREAT time. Your band is wonderful and everyone was saying it. 

  Thanks again and we will probably see you  at The Family Health Center gala in November.

  Eileen    
Taylor Biomass Energy, LLC (honoree at Occupations Inc. gala)

You truly are one of our fave bands to listen to. You sound great no matter what the song, and keep the energy high all night. We're always excited when we get to work together, since we know we're going to have fun listening to your music AND we're guaranteed to get great dancing pictures.

Jenni of Ulyssesphotography.com 845.956.1605, Grandview Tent, Poughkeepsie, NY 10-18-09

Thank you, Mike. You guys were so so fantastic. Our clients were really thrilled with you and your band... We hope to recommend you again.

Pascale Brown, Chef/Proprietor, www.cayennenyc.com 8/1/09

... This is not a DJ crowd, although in the band vs. DJ debate, I have always gone with a DJ. DJ's are affordable. They can play pretty much anything you ask for. Fewer mouths to feed.

Knowing I couldn't call a DJ without small uprising, I called a band. I got lucky, because it turns out I called the best band, Bill's Toupee: http://www.billstoupee.com/

I picked them because they have an excellent reputation and I used to work with Mike, the band leader's, mom.

Turns out that just like his mom, Mike and the entire band are class acts. They were extremely professional. They were on time, They did every thing they said they would do, when they said they would do it. But, even more importantly, they got everyone out on the floor (and with a bunch of lawyers, this is no small task:)), and they sounded great the entire time. From wonderful cocktail hour music to keeping the dance floor going all night, they were spectacular.

I was a bit tense about this event, for reasons I will get into in another post, and Mike and the band were like the calm in my storm. It was like having your best friends as your band.

I think my board president summed it up best today, when signing the check for the remainder of their fee she remarked "they were worth every penny." I couldn't agree more. Hey Mike - you may have made a convert!

-- Janna Elizabeth Whearty, Executive Director Dutchess County Bar Association (5/8/09)

Mike
Just wanted to say again how much we enjoyed you on Friday. You really helped make it a memorable night. We are looking forward to seeing you again at Front Street on the 29th.

Sincerely,
Richard and Louise, Dutchess County Bar Association's 90's anniversary event. (5/8/09)
(the couple that danced the most)

Mike--
Thank you so much for the fantastic job you did. I will be in touch soon about the President's Dinner Dance next year. I am pretty sure the new President will want you to play.

Jack Ruddick, General Manager
Wiltwyck Golf Club's 75th Anniversary Celebration, Kingston, NY

Mike,
Totally our pleasure..... hope to see you again soon. We all love your group.

Bill Green, Club House Manager
Wiltwyck Golf Club's 75th Anniversary Celebration, Kingston, NY

Life is Beautiful when you have hired Bill's Toupee !!!!!!!
What can I say that you don't already know....You are all fabulous!
Thank You for putting the celebration in our Birthday party......

Mike, you were great to work and so easy going....it comes natural when you do something you love....I still want to call you Bill instead of Mike!

Regards, Nancy, Inn at Twaalfskill, Highland NY July 12. 2008

Hi Mike,
I was so happy your band did the honors....you are my (ONLY) favorite band... and thank you for your years of making people happy and getting them out on the dance floor -- that is a hard job to do--I know....I will continue to promote you -- its an easy job!

Take care and please give my best to your Mom!
Sincerely,
Joyce (Minard), president of the New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce

Dear Mike, Desaree, Dave, Barry, and Jack:

Thank you so much for your amazing performance at our 2008 Green Leaf Gala at which Ruth B. Kassel and James H. Ottaway, Jr. were honored. You guys were outstanding. All of our guests were pleased about what a great time they had dancing to the band. We cannot thank you enough for helping make our Green Leaf Gala such a huge success!

Also, special thanks to Mike for doing our cocktail hour.

We are deeply grateful for your support!
Sincerely,
Karen VanHouten - Executive Director, RJ Smith - President, Board of Directors
Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan

Superb job once again!!! A true hit amongst the crowd, and I have heard nothing but fabulous comments.

Thank you again for all of you efforts to get there, set up, and keepin' 'em on the dance floor. They really enjoyed the evening... and how about that "raw bar," huh?

I'll let you know of our future dates, as I am sure that our paths will cross again!!!

All my best,
-- Richard Hotaling, Association and Creative Services Manager, New York Press Association

In my twenty years of doing business, I've never received so many compliments about the band as I have heard about Bill's Toupee tonight! Thank you!

-- Rick Marchessault of Forum & Associates, Quebec, CANADA
Event Planner, June 26, 2007 New York Hilton, NYC

Dear Mike,
I just wanted to send a note to say thank you for the outstanding job you did at American National Insurance Company's recent New York City conference. The Bill's Toupee Band was great and all of our people enjoyed it. Thank you again for your part in helping make the Career Sales & Service Division's 2007 Summit Club Conference a success.

Sincerely,
-- George W. Williamson, Vice President and Assistant Director of Career Sales & Service Division June 26, 2007, New York Hilton Hotel, NYC

Mike,
Your band was the hit of the night-great reviews! Hope we can get you again.

-- Joe, Commodore, Hidden Harbor Yacht Club July 7, 2007

Mike,
You guys were amazing! Definitely took our gala to a new level this year! The feedback I've been hearing since Saturday night has been nothing but great. I can't imagine anything I would have wanted you to do differently.
Thank you so much! I would love to work with you again!

-- Andrea, chairperson of JCC fundraiser gala at Christo's Catering,
Poughkeepsie, March 10. 2007

Mike-
Thank you... Your band did a great job last night- everyone loved you. It was just what I was looking for. Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to work with you and I will certainly look you up when I need a band again.

Have a nice holiday season.
-- Martine, Vice President, M&T Bank, Eastern Region Marketing Manager
Rock & Roll Theme annual sales event at Mohonk Mountain House (12/5/06)

Mike,
You may surely quote me... and yes indeed... "premier" is the word I would use to describe you and your group. You were professional, looked great and sounded awesome. Without doubt... "premier" is the only way to say it!

It is I that should be thanking you and your group for the fabulous music. You kept everyone dancing and having a great time. Many folks took the time to share their thoughts with me that evening and throughout the balance of the weekend. Know that you got positive feedback.

Many thanks for all of your efforts. I will be sure to share your name with anyone who I know may have an affair coming up. And I trust that our paths will cross again at future events.

My very best,
Rich Hotaling, Association and Creative Services Manager,
New York Press Association

Please send me a bunch of your cards, as mentioned, you guys are the only band I like to recommend. BTW you guys sounded great the other nite. Always a pleasure...

-- Mark Greenstone, Majestic Studios, Hopewell Jct., NY

I find Bill's Toupee to be very professional in the way they work with the caterer and also the bride and groom. They sound great, look great, and will deliver everything they promise. I will recommend Bill's Toupee without hesitation.

-- LeChambord, Hopewell Jct., NY

The Bill's Toupee Band is the best club or wedding band I've ever heard!

-- Brent A. Caster, Food and Beverage manager, Sheraton Civic Center, Poughkeepsie

Excellent!. . .Better than any band I've ever worked with. This is the band I recommend.

-- Andrew Tomassetti, Banquet Manager, Holodome-Holiday Inn, Suffern

I just wanted to personally thank you and the other members of "Bill's Toupee" for providing such a variety of great musical "coverage" at the Institute's annual Holiday Party last month at Anthony's Pier 9 for our 650 guests. The musical selections were exceptionally well formatted, providing a perfect progression from enjoyable light jazz during dinner to exciting dance music. Our Holiday Party Committee agreed that more people were up on the dance floor cutting the "rug" than at any previous Holiday Party! . . .a tribute to the bands song selection and ability to electrify such a large and diverse group. We thank you for providing such excellent entertainment at such a reasonable price!

-- Ken Turow, Associate Dean, Culinary Institute of America

Bill's Toupee is outstanding. . .great. . .they make me want to be a guest. . .terrific!

-- JT Sander, wedding photographer

An unusual ability to select music that appeals to the audience and then to play that music flawlessly. The Poughkeepsie Yacht Club thanks you for a most enjoyable evening. NO one left early. . .and that is a testimony to your performance.

-- Bill Fitchett, Poughkeepsie Yacht Club

Once again The Bill's Toupee Band has made a Seaweed Yacht Club function a huge success. Your versatility is a tribute to your success. P.S. Please put us down for next year's Commodore's Ball!

-- Butch Lalumiere, Seaweed Yacht Club

It's very unusual that both the younger and older staff enjoyed the band so much. You guys are really terrific. Great job!

-- Ralph Zanfardino, Crystal Bay on the Hudson Catering and Restaurant, Peekskill, NY

I highly recommend The Bill's Toupee Band. They have an excellent sound and the perfect mix of music, played at the right volume. . . .a very professional outfit.

-- Chris, Christos Catering, Poughkeepsie, NY

Bill's Toupee makes a great party even better. You guys are truly an exceptional band. We look forward to seeing you again at our upcoming dinner-dance as well as our next New Years Eve party. Thanks for help making our affairs something to talk about.

-- Rocky Calandra, Peekskill Yacht Club

The Bill's Toupee Band is outstanding! . . .an excellent mix of music for all age groups. They make you want to get up and dance all night. We highly recommend The Bill's Toupee Band for any type of event.

-- Terry Dunagan, Pleasant Valley Fire Company

The Bills Toupee Band is outstanding! We would highly recommend them. The female singer is the icing on the cake.

-- Mike Rocco, USS Chilton Association, Holiday Inn, Newburgh, NY

Thanks so much for your talents last night. I'm certain that EVERYBODY had a great time. Your Billy Joel was outstanding -- so many people commented to me how much fun they thought that was, and as for "Sonny & Cher" ------ again wonderful.

Just wanted you to know how much the entire committee as well as our guests appreciated the music. The Committee knew you would add much to our event, and now the rest of the Class knows as well. We do hope that it will lead to additional bookings for you.

Again, thanks so much.

-- NanC and the Class of 1971, Spruce Lodge, Montgomery, NY

I had the pleasure of being at Frederick's tonight (for New Year's Eve 2001-2002). I just arrived home and wanted to tell you that your band MADE the evening (just 2nd after the friends I was with). You are very talented performers, and your charisma truly made for a special evening. I especially found Linda's voice (not to mention her personality) wonderful in pulling everyone onto the dance floor and into the "mood."

I wish you luck, and I look forward to seeing you perform again soon.

-- Alan Zucker, a fan from New Year's Eve 2001- 2002 at Frederick's of Hyde Park

Thanks to Bill's Toupee for striking the right note at United Way of Dutchess County's 2002 Finale and Awards Event. They had just the right mix of music to make our event spectacular!

-- Elizabeth Manning of Dutchess County United Way

Hi Mike.
Nothing but kudos from the crowd.  It was obvious - everyone loved you guys. Thanks back!!"

-- Vicki, CBS annual Christmas party at Allyn's, Millbrook, NY

Bill's Toupee was overwhelmingly enjoyed by everyone at our holiday party. You played a wide range of music to suit all the varying tastes of the club members. And you're easy to work with too! We're thrilled to have you back again for this year's party.

-- Sandi Lindner, assistant manager, Edison Club, Rexford, NY

Dear Mike,
I want to thank you for the outstanding job the band did for our Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Hope Gala at the Poughkeepsie Grand!!! Everyone had a great time and I know that the band was an integral part of the evening's success. We raised just over $35,000!!!!! I hope you enjoyed the accommodations - we loved having you! Thanks again -- I appreciate your time and professionalism the band added to our event.

Sincerely,
Nancy L.M. McManus
Gala Chair 2003
JDRF HOPE GALA

I just wanted to send you quick note and a word of thanks and praise for all your hard work on Saturday nite at our Snow Ball. Everyone was raving about your show all weekend! Thanks for adding so much excitement and energy to our evening. It was voted our Best Ever, and I have all of you to thank for that. Best of Luck in all your endeavors. Hope to see you soon at some of your local gigs. Thank you again for making us feel younger than we really are. .. even for only a few hours. The aches and pains after, were well worth it.

-- Denise Rhoade, St. Augustine's School Snow Ball fundraiser

Hi Mike. Thanks again. You and your band were fantastic and I certainly will recommend your group as often as possible, thanks."

-- Jack Maas, Director of Catering, The Views at Mt. Fuji

 


Quotes from Event Planners

email to a client:
A great band that we recently heard was Bill's Toupee.
They were awesome, actually - They are a cover band that sound exactly like the original's - They don't do their own version, which I thought was cool. If you closed your eyes, you would think they were the real thing - they were excellent and great to work with too.
Kathy Newman, Max Hansen Catering, Doylestown, PA
April 14, 2012 The Inn at Fernbrook, Chesterfield, NJ
www.MaxHansenCaterer.com

Mike,
Thank you so much. It was great having the chance to work with you and your team. It was definitely a unique wedding and you handled it with professionalism and a great energy!!
Hope we have the chance to work together again!
Katie O'
Katie O’Malley, Owner & Event Planner, Latham, NY
July 17, 2011 Shelving Rock Terrace at The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, NY
www.katieoevents.com

Dear Mike:
I am so glad I finally got to work with Bill's Toupee because they really are an awesome band! I enjoyed listening and Desaree, the MC, was really sweet and professional to work with.

Lisa Light International Event Consultant & Producer Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Magazine "A List" Member Member of the Princess Cruise Department of Romance Forbes 400 Advisory Board Destination Bride, LLC, P.O. Box 142, Chatham, New York 12037
518.392.7766 Office, 518.755.2115 Cell
www.lisalightltd.com
www.destinationbride.com

Mike -
...I appreciate your incredible flexibility on the schedule and order of events. You guys ROCK! I will be in touch in the future and will send many many clients your way.

Cheers!
-- Linda Stripp, Director, Mezze Catering, Williamstown, MA (12/18/10) Mass MoCA

Hi Mike,
Everything was great and WOW what a band. Your lead male and female singer act as one, and are wonderful together. You played a great mix of music and I have received many kudos for the evening, which is a reflection on you and the band. I will keep your information as I will need music in the future. Thanks for the Hora; it was fun.

Best Regards;
-- Mark Roland, Dutchess Community College, (50th Anniversary Gala) Nov. 3, 2007

Hi Mike!
It was SUCH a pleasure working with you. We adore Bill's Toupee and your "anti-cheese" policy. You did such a wonderful job getting everyone dancing! We hope to work with you again during 2008. Thank you so much for everything, really, you all were so fabulous!

My very best,
-- Tammy Baldwin, Wedding Planner, CEO, Charmed Places,
Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa, Milton, NY Sept. 15, 2007
845-658-9077, www.charmedplaces.com

It was great working with all of you on Saturday night at Allison and Michael's wedding. You guys were fantastic! I have to say the best and most fun wedding band I ever heard. I am not a big fan of bands at weddings, I have now changed my mind. I would definitely recommend you to any of my clients, friends or family members who want a fun and professional band for their wedding or special event.

Thank you,
-- Jennifer L Mazzuca, www.metropartyplanners.com, Highland Mills, NY (June 2, 2007)

Mike,
You should know that I have heard nothing but great remarks from those guests in attendance at the Hall of Springs that Friday evening. You guys did your "magic" once again, and we appreciate your talents. We are contracted at The Crowne Plaza in downtown Albany for April of 2008, and I am signing the contract of April of 2009 with The Gideon Putnam again.

So I will be starting all the plans for these events soon, and will be in touch as I start rolling on with the details. Thanks again for making our event such a success. My best to you and your entire team.

-- Richard K. Hotaling, NEW YORK PRESS ASSSOCIATION,
Hall of Springs, Saratoga, NY (March 30, 2007)

Mike comes with my highest recommendation; we got a lot of positive feedback (from Pillars of the Community 2006) and hope to employ The Bill's Toupee Band for years to come.

-- Regina C. McGrade, Director of Development, Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, Inc., in a referral letter to an industry colleague regarding their upcoming event.

You guys are a great band! The most exciting band we've ever had here. I've put you on the top of our reference list.

-- Chuck Manning, Event Coordinator, Ausable Club, St. Huberts, NY

Dear Mike,
I know you hear lots of great compliments, but seriously I was blown away, with the quality, the sound level, the way everything was handled the way you all came off, on and on. I am going to push for you at all of my weddings, and hope they will listen.

My best, Cindy Byno
Planning, producing & coordination of special events & weddings
Northwood Events-- The Adirondack's premier special events company

Mike-Thanks so much for your great letter. It was indeed an honor to work with you Sunday for the Russakoff wedding, and I will recommend you to my future brides! Your band did an amazing job. I really haven't heard the guests raving for a band as much as they did with yours! I appreciate your kindness as well.

--Laurie Nicoletti, www.ravishingaffairs.com -Professional Wedding & Coordinator

. . .very professional. An energetic delivery that's never overstated. . .a diverse repertoire.

-- Paula Lucier, Administrative Coordinator, Dutchess Golf & Country Club

Having been in the business for many years and having worked with numerous bands for corporate functions, parties, and weddings, I have to say The Bill's Toupee Band is one of my favorites. It is a pleasure to work with a talented, professional, cooperative band that knows how to `put on a terrific party'. Whenever our clients have special requests, the band is always willing to go the extra mile to accommodate Them. From my point of view, it's great to have a band as concerned about details as the party planners and clients I work with. All of these things combined add up to a smoothly run, successful event and that makes everyone happy. Thanks Bill's Toupee-for making me look good!

-- Cathy Teeter, DDE Music (Booking Agency), Latham, NY

Great dance band...great vocals. They sound great no matter what song they play. Bill's Toupee is excellent to work with.

-- Lori Rehm, conference service manager, The Sagamore, Bolton Landing (Lake George), NY

Hi Mike.
Just wanted to drop a note to let you know how much we at the March of Dimes appreciated your work on Nov. 5th (at The Best of The Hudson Valley Party). You guys were sensational! I've received about thirty evaluations from vendors and at least half have remarked on the great entertainment at this year's event. Lots of guests have called and extended kudos as well. So ...uh...kudos to you! I hope you all enjoyed yourself (i.e. had enough to eat and swill!) and will consider working with us again. Good luck with your future endeavors. Thanks again! Oh I almost forgot, good luck at Frederick's in Hyde Park this week - I am a local you know!

-- Sarah McChesney, BOHV Event Coordinator

I've seen a lot of bands and you guys are the best! I love working with you.

-- Gina Kelly, sales manager/event coordinator at Bear Mountain Inn


Quotable Notables

Your band made our event the best it could have possibly been. Thank you again. Forever your fans,

-- Dan and Marybeth Depew, Castle at Skyland Manor, Ringwood, NJ Jan. 2, 2010 (from the TV show Masters of Reception)

Thanks very much. You guys did a great job. . .Terrific!

-- NY Governor George Pataki, "Friends Of Pataki" party, Election Eve '98

You sound like the original artists performing their songs live. You guys are phenomenal! You've given me a reason to go out and see live bands again for the first time in 20 years.

-- John 'Skinny' Regan, bass player for Peter Frampton, Rolling Stones, Ace Frehley, David Bowie, and father of the groom

What's New?
July 14, 2017

Our new favorite endorsement quote by a caterer:
"There are DJ's and there is Bill's Toupee! That's it!" 
Doreen at The Links
Thanks, Doreen! 

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Testimonials

“Hi Mike, What a great job by the band! Everyone enjoyed and commented on the music! The night went too fast! Thanks again for a perfect wedding.”
Judy & Al, May 2017
“Hi Mike, What a great job by the band! Everyone enjoyed and commented on the music! The night went too fast! Thanks again for a perfect wedding.”
Judy & Al, May 2017
“Mike, Your band is amazing! We had such a great time and it was definitely everything we hoped for.... Despite a few uncontrollable things. I'm so happy with the job your band did and would definitely recommend to others.”
Jennifer, November 2014
“We received so many amazing compliments on your professionalism, ability to play songs that fit all ages and reading the crowd. We couldn't have asked for a better band to top off our already amazing weekend. It was so much fun!”
Dana & Jeff, September 2012
“Being in the wedding business for over 35 years Bills Toupee is on the top of my list for live wedding bands. Their sound & vocals are authentic to the original song. I was blown away by the band & I highly recommed them.”
Tom Nicchi, Owner of The Stateroom, Albany, NY
“Hi Mike, you and the band made the reception a great party!! Thanks to you and the band for making the day unforgettable! We are still receiving compliments!!”
Peter, father of the bride
September 2012
“Hi Mike, Thank you so very much! We have been inundated with major kudos for our choice of entertainment. Thanks to you and the band for an awesome night of music and dancing!”
Monica, mother of the bride
September 2012
“YOU GUYS ROCK!!! Everyone, (and I mean EVERYONE) asked us, "Where did you find that band? They're great!!" Things could not have gone better — thanks again!”
Jenni & Bob
October 2012
“We can't say enough about how great our wedding was with Bill's Toupee.
Desaree, Mike and the rest of the band are top notch. Hire them, dance with them and have a great time partying with them. You won't regret it.”
Jeff & Ariel, October 2011
“You guys were AWESOME!!! Our guests were raving about you!!! You kept everyone up and dancing all night long! Bills Toupee has such amazing energy that really brought out the excitement of the whole wedding experience.”
Lauren, September 2011
“We had such a good time with you guys! The only thing I keep hearing from everyone is – best live band we have ever heard.”
Meg & Rob, September 2011
“Mike, we really loved the music and the band. You guys made us a hit! You gave our daughter the best wedding ever! She loved her night! Her friends RAVED! Our friends RAVED! My in laws RAVED!”
Mary, Mother of the bride
August 2011
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