Hudson Valley Wedding Band

Meet the Band

Desaree M. Colon - lead vocals, percussion, MC
Desaree has performed in a number of top Hudson Valley area groups, including Bosco and The Storm, Michael Morano Band, and the JPIT Band.
Mike Andrews - guitar, vocals
Mike holds a Bachelor's of Music Degree and has played guitar for over 35 years. His vast on-stage experience includes rock bands, Top 40, soul band and jazz bands. He has played on stages from Toronto Sky Dome to San Francisco. Mike is an instructor at his own studio in New Fairfield, CT and has been a member of Wooster School Music Dept. for 16 years. Mike has always concentrated on the truest reproduction of whatever material we choose to do, a perfect fit for Bill's Toupee.
RICKY WOODARD - bass guitar, lead vocals
Ricky was most recently with one of The Hudson Valley's most popular dance bands, CloudNYne. He has also played with Boystown, NY Funk Alliance, as well as a number of other area acts. In addition to his role as a lead-singing bass player in the band, Ricky also plays saxophone and guitar.
Bob Jones - drums
Bob spent 20 years in the US Army as a professional musician culminating in winning the position as the Jazz Knights drummer for the West Point Band. He has performed with and alongside some of the greats like Nell Carter, Billy Cobham, Randy Brecker and Jon Faddis. Bob has also been a featured soloist with the world renowned New York Staff Band of the Salvation Army with performances around the world highlighted by soloing at famous venues such as Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, and the O2 Arena in London.
John Steffens - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
In addition to the many area bands he has worked with, John has also collabrated with such luminaries as Barry Manilow, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Leon Russell, “Skinny” Regan (Peter Frampton), and Steve Burgh (Billy Joel).   He has also toured internationally and entertained for the NYC Marathon since 2003.
Mike Mindel - keyboards, vocals
Mike has performed with Nils Loftgren, The Drifters, The Coasters, The Platters, Lowell Fulson, Bo Diddley, Andy Powell (Wishbone Ash), and Mickey & Jan Rooney. Mike has played in and run a number of bands over the last 20, including Blue Law, which has toured Europe in support of their Polygram CD release.
What's New?
January 04, 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!

http://www.facebook.com/BillsToupee

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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