Doug Winters Music/Best Kept Secret
After two decades, nearly 2000 weddings and hundreds of corporate events, our incredible dance band comprised of New York's finest session players performs every possible genre of music. Our spirit is always elegant...with a huge dose of funk. From Bruno Mars to Motown, Sinatra and standards to Hip Hop and the very latest sounds on Spotify, we'll keep the dancefloor packed all night. What sets us apart? No two couples are alike, so we'll work closely with you to make the music at your wedding a total reflection of who you are and everything you want the music at your wedding to be. And most of all, we play the best music you'll ever dance to!!! Check out my "Wedding Wisdom Podcast w/ Doug Winters," available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, etc. Subscribe for free, listen, and enjoy!
The band is able to play music from a wide range of genres, including the best dance hits from previous years, classic rock, 80s, Motown hits and swing. Their services include:
67 Reviews for Doug Winters Music/Best Kept Secret
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Will D. · Married on 07/03/2020
I would recommend Doug Winters Music to everyone I know!
No idea how to express how awesome Doug and his band were at my wedding just this past Saturday night. In the midst of health concerns, the ONLY thing we knew would we didn't have to worry about for our long-in-the-works wedding on March 7, 2020 was Doug and his band, Best Kept Secret. They played every single song we requested during the reception and they . The ceremony was enhanced by their guitar and Doug's beautiful performance and the jazz trio Doug put together was smooth and the perfect appetizer for the evening. Once the night started, Doug read the crowd with the PERFECT mix of contemporary and some throwback tunes -- they learned many obscure alternative songs for us for during dinner and most of all, kept everyone -- including our parents up and dancing for four hours straight. No one wanted the night to end and kept chanting: "one more song." They obliged and they performed with so much passion and enthusiasm -- with all four singers out (we had an extra vocalist) out on the dancefloor ALL NIGHT LONG. Every genre of music was represented and they were flawless. One of my wife's bridesmaids said they were "delicious." I just want to say they exceeded our wildest expectations. I would not only recommend them to everyone I know -- I'd recommend Doug to every bride and groom out on Wedding Wire...they were truly beyond incredible! We love you Doug! ANd a special shout out to his wife and partner, Sari -- you were awesome -- you calmed my bride's nerves so often during this process and really helped with so many emotional decisions! What a phenomenal pleasure to deal with such a remarkable company! Hire them today!Sent on 03/10/2020
Ava G. · Getting married on 01/01/2022
Thank you, doug winters!
We just got married last weekend and are about to leave for our honeymoon but we had to thank Doug Winters Music before taking off. You were the best vendor of everyone we hired! The venue and the food were outstanding, but Doug Winters Music was flawless. Thank you for all the time you spent helping us plan our wedding and for totally "bringing it" on the night of... you totally MADE THE WEDDING the crazy success it was! Your energy and that of the band's was so infectious, everyone keeps saying the "room was filled with love!" My new husband and I didn't hop from table to table, we found everyone on the dance floor and danced and celebrated with them. It was so perfect, Doug read the room perfectly and you knocked it out of the park. Thank you for everything! Your phone must be ringing off the hook -- everyone keeps asking us, where did you find these guys? You delivered everything you promised -- and SO MUCH MORE! We can never thank you enough!Sent on 01/29/2020
Doug Winters Music/Best Kept Secret's reply:Thank Ava You were amazing. It was so gratifying seeing how happy you and Frank looked on the dance floor all night. And yes....the phone is ringing off the hook. Call me when you get back from your honeymoon. PS Your cousin Ashley is a doll!
Juliette H. · Married on 09/09/2020
The best band you'll find anywhere!
Doug Winters and his band are so amazing, I wish I could give them a ten star review. From the very beginning, Doug was warm, kind and endlessly accommodating. We had a very eclectic playlist and Doug and the band flawlessly learned everything we wanted. And when it came to the wedding, they outdid themselves. They put out incredible passion and energy and Doug and the musicians and singers over-the-top outdid themselves. The music was flawlessly perfect and Doug, as he promised, kept the dance floor packed all night long. If you want excellence beyond anything you can imagine and soulful, hot can't-sit-down music all night, choose the band that will have everyone saying, "the band was the best band we've ever heard." Most of all, YOU will get everything you have dreamt the music at your wedding could be. Doug Winters Music is extraordinary -- and like he did with us, he will become your favorite vendor. He became more like family to us; he and his band are "simply the best."Sent on 10/12/2019
As a wedding and event planner, working with Doug was an absolute pleasure. Aside from his amazing ability to personally connect with the client, and his super duper fast responsiveness to all of my emails and requests, him and his team really KEPT THE PARTY JUMPING! The band was AMAZING, they interacted with the crowd and it felt like you were at a concert. Consummate professionals with hip and cool personalities is an understatement for "The Best Kept Secret". I really look forward to working together again to make magic happen for our clients! :-)