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Bands and Ceremony Music in Albany, NY,
(518) 376-8373
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  • 79 Reviews


    Addyson Lyons

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  • My wedding was in October, and I feel that leaving no review is better than leaving a bad one. However after talking to some friends, prospective brides should know about some of these things, so I’m finally writing one. I hired Players Nouveau, New York Players’ smallest band. And let me say, they were great! Tracy, Jenry and the gang KILLED it as I knew they would. The dance floor was packed all night! However, the cover the band did of our first dance was unrecognizable. I almost looked to my maid of honor to have them cut it short because I thought they were playing the wrong song. (I don’t think Tracy or Jenry sung it.) In the end, this makes for a funny story and we will always laugh at it. But to a bride where the first dance is SUPER important to them, this should be known. I would have rather the band come to me prior, and say they weren’t comfortable covering the song but instead play the original on the DJ set up, than play their version. Some guests still don’t k... Read more

    Ashley Feuerstein

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  • Hire the New York Players for your wedding!! They were INCREDIBLE and all of our guests loved them so much. Mike, the manager, is super responsive via cell or email and did a great job answering all our questions and making us feel super confident going into the wedding. They learned 3 new songs for us and KILLED IT. They were definitely one of the best choices we made for our wedding!! We cannot thank them enough!!

    Jocelyn Hinman

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  • New York Players is the best, and we absolutely loved them. We researched a LOT of bands based on what we'd heard at other weddings (spanning from Tennesee to NYC to upstate NY). We really wanted a band whose players were guaranteed (i.e. not a group of 30 musicians that rotate). With New York Players, who you see and hear at events is who you will have at your event. We were never worried because we knew that that the group we loved to listen to would be the group performing at our wedding. Additionally, we loved their structure! They took two short breaks throughout the night, otherwise, they were playing. This was very important to us because we didn’t want there to be a lull of people not on the dance floor. We didn’t do a traditional sit-down dinner (instead we did stations), and throughout the whole night, the dance floor was PACKED. Guests had a blast. Working with Mike Emery throughout the process was enjoyable, easy, and fun. My mom and I tend to get nervous, and Mi... Read more

    Elena Mercado

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  • New York Players are the best band in upstate New York. They bring such enthusiasm to their performance not to mention their amazing vocals! They were so easy to work with and made the process so smooth. Thank you guys!!!

    Bridget

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    5 out of 5
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  • We got married on December 8th at the Canfield Casino in Saratoga, NY. This venue has an amazing stage that is perfect for a band so when it came time to select our band we knew we had the select the perfect one. After talking with Mike and the New York Players, we knew all the reviews that they were the best band in New York had to be 100% true! From our first consultation on the phone to the end of our wedding, the New York Players rocked! Mike made sure to go over every aspect of the night and clearly has tons of experience on how to plan and execute a perfect wedding night. He’s super organized and had monthly calls starting 3 months out to go over the itinerary for the evening, the set list and other details. About a month out, he was willing to meet as much as we needed to finalize the details. So much of what a Band does isn’t the music, but the MC’ing and coordination of the night along with your caterers and other vendors. Mike and his team seamlessly integrated ... Read more

    Kathy Smith

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  • This review is long overdue. The New York Players were the band at my daughter’s wedding last year. They were absolutely fabulous, professional, and all-around perfect. By way of background, the bride and groom were late 20s…that period of time when many friends from their college and immediately after-college social circles tie the knot. To be specific, their wedding last November was the tenth wedding of the year for their group of friends. All of the previous weddings had been fun…all over the country…some big, some more intimate…some bands….some DJs… all different. So, they wanted theirs to be FUN as well…they wanted a dance party. The Players were spectacular. Mike made the planning process easy and was very accommodating. The actual music selection couldn’t have been better. The dance floor was pretty much full the whole night. The best part, in my view, is that this band uniquely appeals to all age groups. The bride and groom and their 20 and 30 somethin... Read more

    Kevin Forsberg

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  • Players Nouveau (from New York Players Entertainment Group) were a huge hit at our wedding! I've received so many compliments about how amazing the band was from several of our guests. They're very professional, punctual, and adaptive to their clients requests. I would strongly recommend using this group for weddings and other such events!

    Rebecca Nichols

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  • Players Nouveau (one of the bands from New York Entertainment Group) were a huge hit at our wedding this past September! So many of our family and friends still talk about the band and music whenever our wedding is brought up! The bands voices and sound were beyond talented and they could sing a huge variety of songs, so much so we had such a hard time creating a playlist because we liked ALL of their songs! Players Nouveau were extremely professional and organized and made our party fun and lively all night! Mike was great at communicating with us from start to finish on how the whole process worked and made us feel confident and at ease. Players Nouveau are talented and will complete your celebration!

    Molly

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  • Body and Soul was absolutely amazing! We have had so many guests tell us how great they thought the band was! The songs were fun and kept us dancing the entire time they played. The players interacted with both me and my guests and it was a blast! They also accommodated to each song request we gave them ahead of time and incorporated the wedding games we wanted to include that day. So glad we got them to be at our wedding! Thank you for helping us throw a great party!

    Liz

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  • Not that these guys need another amazing review because everyone knows how good they are, but we just had to take the time to say thank you to them for helping us throw the best party ever at our wedding. The dance floor was packed all night and people could not say enough good things about how awesome they sounded. We were so happy to have them be a part of our special day. They are definitely the best around!

    Kristy

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  • Body & Soul (the smaller band that is part of NY Players Entertainment group) played at our wedding and were great! The band had tons of energy and good quality music. They learned our first dance song that we had chosen and we had many calls with Mike leading up to the day to ensure we were aligned on all of the pertinent details for the day. The pianist also learned several songs for us for the ceremony as well. The guests had a good time and we had lots of compliments on the band at the end of the night!

    Griffan

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  • From the very first phone call made inquiring about their services, to the last incredible song played at our wedding, The New York Players were the epitome of professional music entertainers. Their organizational skills were only matched by their exceptional musical talent. There wasn't a single guest at our wedding that didn't get up and dance! Thank you for making our wedding absolutely unforgettable!

    Jessica

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  • The New York Players were absolutely amazing on our wedding day!! We heard them play multiple times beforehand, and knew that we just had to have them for our big day. They certainly did not disappoint! From the beginning, Mike was so easy to work with...very professional, helpful, and quick to respond. They provided an extensive song list to choose from, and even allow you to request additional songs that may not be on their list. Our "first dance" song was not on the list we received, but I reached out to Mike and he said "no problem"! They performed an amazing rendition of the song, and we couldn't have been happier. Once the party started, it was right to the dance floor! We have quite a rowdy bunch, all of who love to dance. Not only did they know how to get things going quickly, but there were multiple occasions where a couple of the guys came right onto the dance floor with their instruments - it was AWESOME!! They kept the party going all night, and I don't think there was a se... Read more

    James

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  • Honestly, we can't say enough amazing things about The New York Players. They are a 10-piece band: 2 male singers, 1 female singer, 2 guitarists, 1 drummer, 1 pianist, and a 3-piece brass section (sax, trumpet & trombone). They provide all their own lighting, sound equipment, power, etc. Mike Emery, the band leader / drummer, really took the time to get to know us, the style of music we like, and truly made our reception a night to never forget. You'll get a copy of their setlist (which is HUGE) and can highlight the top ~50 songs you want them to play. And they'll even learn a new song just for you if it isn't on their setlist (they learned "Feel It Still" by Portugal The Man less than a week before our wedding)! We haven't stopped receiving compliments from our guests on how great the music and packed the dance floor was all night long. If you're in the upstate NY area, we promise you won't find a more energetic, fun, and downright entertaining band than these guys! HIGHLY RECOMMENDE... Read more

    Lauren

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  • NY Players were my wedding band this Fall. They kept the party going non-stop. They learned and played my wedding song and the parent dances songs. They played the music we requested during their set breaks. Music is SO IMPORTANT at your wedding...you won't go wrong with NYP. My guest were talking about them for months after. THANKS!
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