Doug Winters Music/Best Kept Secret

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About Doug Winters Music/Best Kept Secret

Doug Winters Music/Best Kept Secret is a boutique entertainment company out of Tarrytown, New York. Doug began his career as a conductor and classical pianist before he went on to write a series of jingles for radio and television advertisements. After a few years, he decided to assemble a group of the best musicians he knew from the area. This became Best Kept Secret, Doug Winters Music’s sole musical group. During their time together, this talented bunch has played at over 1,500 weddings, making sure that the dance floor is packed every time. This intimate band is able to give you the time and attention you deserve to plan everything for your special day, ensuring that your entertainment experience enhances your celebration. Call Doug Winters Music/Best Kept Secret today!

Services Offered
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:

  • Ceremony
  • Cocktail hour
  • Instrumentals
  • Learning new songs
  • Liability insurance
  • MC
  • Music during breaks
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Vocals
  • Willing to travel
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One more shot of Chris Botti. I truly am proud to have discovered him. And anyone that got married...
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Modern Bride declaring us one of the "150 Hot Bands and DJs in the country.
Modern Bride declaring us one of the "150 Hot Bands and DJs in the country.
Grace Ormonde calling us as the best band in New York.
Grace Ormonde calling us as the best band in New York.
Grace Ormonde declaring us the best band in New York
Grace Ormonde declaring us the best band in New York
MB issue featuring us..."the makings of the perfect band.'
MB issue featuring us..."the makings of the perfect band.'
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That's me at the piano in Modern Bride
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Modern Bride featuring BKS with photo spread
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Fresh Air Fund 1
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North Shore/LIJ 1
Alicia Keys joined in with the band during her walk-on music at Fresh Air Fund Gala. Very cool....
Alicia Keys joined in with the band during her walk-on music at Fresh Air Fund Gala. Very cool....
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Another FAF Program
20 years of annual parties for the Fresh Air Fund.
20 years of annual parties for the Fresh Air Fund.
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Another Fresh Air Fund June Gala
Another Fresh Air Fund Gala
Another Fresh Air Fund Gala
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Fresh Air Fund. My favorite MC is always Brian Williams....nice guy.
Fresh Air Fund. My favorite MC is always Brian Williams....nice guy.
Letter from Executive Director of the Fresh Air Fund, Jenny Morganthau back in 1992
Letter from Executive Director of the Fresh Air Fund, Jenny Morganthau back in 1992
Without getting boring...there are twenty of these.
Without getting boring...there are twenty of these.
Just one more. The annual Fresh Air Fund is always a huge "celeb-fest," and I get to be Paul...
Just one more. The annual Fresh Air Fund is always a huge "celeb-fest," and I get to be Paul...
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Two of my favorite brides at a party for yet another of my favorite brides. This was at The Brooklyn...
Our logo. I designed it myself. I'm open to suggestions.
Our logo. I designed it myself. I'm open to suggestions.
Me at the piano at The St. Regis Hotel.
Me at the piano at The St. Regis Hotel.
This is the way all bridal couples should look.
This is the way all bridal couples should look.
Rachel & Glen at their wedding at Angel Orensanz. What a terrific couple.
Rachel & Glen at their wedding at Angel Orensanz. What a terrific couple.
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The original article from the New York Post naming us The Best Kept Secret. How about that beard on...
Me & John Pahmer at a rehearsal at S.I.R. Studios in Manhattan. He's why we started having 2...
Me & John Pahmer at a rehearsal at S.I.R. Studios in Manhattan. He's why we started having 2...
Shaliek pursuing his solo career. My baby brother.
Shaliek pursuing his solo career. My baby brother.
Mike Davis is our trombonist when we add horns. He toured with The Rolling Stones for 4 years. Cool...
Mike Davis is our trombonist when we add horns. He toured with The Rolling Stones for 4 years. Cool...
Chris Botti. Our most famous alumni. He's sold over 2 million jazz recordings worldwide. There's a...
Chris Botti. Our most famous alumni. He's sold over 2 million jazz recordings worldwide. There's a...
That's me a while ago. The band's been together for over 20 years.
That's me a while ago. The band's been together for over 20 years.
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Here's the full 12-piece band getting ready to rock. Thanks to my old friend Sarah Merians for the...
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Here's another shot of Chris Botti, shot by fashion photographer Fabrizio Ferri. Great shot. Great...
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Our horn section at The St. Regis.
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That's me and former New Jersey Senator (and New York Knicks Hall of Famer) Bill Bradley. I'm 5'...
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My favorite night ever. We played for Julia Roberts, the cast, crew and a thousand paparazzi at the...
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A still from the recent video taken of us at Temple Beth-El in Cedarhurst, Long Island this past...
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Our first promotion piece we sent to every person in the entire wedding industry. It truly helped me...
Shaliek helping out a friend of the bride who wanted to sing with the band.
Shaliek helping out a friend of the bride who wanted to sing with the band.
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One more shot of Chris Botti. I truly am proud to have discovered him. And anyone that got married...
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48 Reviews for Doug Winters Music/Best Kept Secret

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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Richard S · Married on 10/14/2018

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    Doug Winter and his group were excellent. They played the music we requested without our having to specify individual songs. They captured the mood of the environment. The volume was perfect. I would hire them again.

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    Trisha · Married on 07/07/2018

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    The Doug Winters band was the best decision I made for my wedding! They are SO much fun and sound absolutely amazing. All of us had to keep reminding ourselves that it was live music because the singers sounded so much like the original artists. At several points, the singers came out into the crowd and sang surrounded by the crowd - it was exhilarating and a blast. Don't hesitate - book this band today.

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Doug Winters Music/Best Kept Secret FAQ

  • What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season? $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
  • What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season? $ 6,000 - $ 9,000
  • Which of the following are included in the price? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learning New Songs, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Sample Performances, Sound/PA System
  • What is the price of your popular wedding package? $ 9,600.00
  • Which of the following are included in the package? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learning New Songs, MC, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Sample Performances, Sound/PA System
  • Are you an agency or a band? Band
  • How many musicians are in your band(s)? 7+
  • What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play? Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Dance, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, R&B / Soul, Rock, Swing
  • What music services do you provide? Instrumentals, Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learning New Songs, MC, Reception Music, Music During Breaks, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sample Performances, Vocals, Liability Insurance, Willing to Travel
  • What items are available? Microphones, Sound/PA System

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1 Endorsement

  • Jennifer Evans Events
    Jennifer Evans Events Wedding Planners

    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! :-)

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    914-238-9100 (Phone number)
    914-588-7286 (Other Phone Number)
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