Testimonials

The Touch was absolutely incredible at our wedding - they catered to the young, old and us 20-30-somethings in-between. Their musicianship is on point, the set-list was varied, they learned two songs we wanted played and played them flawlessly. The happiness The Touch exuded turned the reception into a true celebration.

And if your concern is the lack of a female singer, with The Touch, it isn't even necessary. The lead and backing vocals are so on point - even with female fronted songs - that it doesn't even make a difference.

So, The Touch gets a 10/10 but Barbara at Omnipop gets an 11/10 because she was absolutely wonderful to work with, with no pressure or hassling. She helped us every step of the way, and truly cared about our wedding and well-being.

If we had to do it all over again, this is still the way we would do it.

— Danielle & Aaron Perretta

The Touch was absolutely amazing! These guys are friendly, professional, and really talented. They came highly recommended through a friend, so we checked them out elsewhere before booking them and knew that they would be our wedding band. Their manager, Barbara, was a pleasure to work with and was very communicative throughout the entire process. She was the best!

As always, a live band brings a tremendous amount of energy and fun to the occasion. They dipped into a nice catalog of music throughout the night that kept the dance floor full non-stop. They seamlessly played their sets beginning with great classics into more modern tunes as the night went on. A band like this, you don't need to request songs, you just let them feel the room and go. Everyone had a blast at our wedding and The Touch was a big reason why. We received many compliments from our guests regarding the band. They provided the perfect soundtrack to one of the most important night of our lives and we couldn't be more grateful. We highly recommend them.

— Lisa & James Bocchieri

The Touch - Amazing!!!!
I freely admit I am going into this a little biased because I have seen The Touch play at other venues and about 4 years ago they played my friends wedding however I can tell you in that moment I knew whenever it was time for me to get married I had to have The Touch! We danced all night and it couldn't have been a better party. Fast forward to this past July, I was lucky enough to have The Touch play at my outside Farm wedding. They were incredible. So many people couldn't get over the range if their voices. Everyone from our older guests to our younger bridal party made comments how it was the best band they've seen play. They were engaging with the crowd, kept people on the dance floor and can play almost anything. It was an incredible night and I highly recommend The Touch!

— Christina & Matt Campolettano

Dear the Touch,
Thank you so much for traveling to our wedding in Monyauk to help make our wedding day complete. The music was incredible, your band is truly amazing. Our guests and I had the time of our lives!!
Thank you,
Matt & Charlotte

— Charlotte & Matt Meierdierks

The Touch was an awesome band!  
If you're looking into bands, don't hesitate to go with The Touch. Barbara (their agent) was a pleasure to work with every step of the way. The performances from the band at our cocktail hour and our reception were so good that our guest(s) couldn't stop commenting about how much they loved the music. This band can play ANYthing you request, and they know exactly how to keep the party alive nonstop. At our wedding, my wife did a special surprise song with her dad during the father/daughter dance, and the band brought the house down. If The Touch is available on your wedding date, snap them up! Thank you so much to Barbara and the band for a fantastic party!...

— Alexander & Julie Canale

Hi Barbara,
 
I just wanted to take a minute to thank you and The Touch for such an amazing job Saturday. Picking a band was a really challenging decision because it can make or break the day but there was not a single person in the room who didn't rave about the performance. We were blown away by their talent and professionalism.
 
Barbara, you were an absolute pleasure to work with. From beginning to end, you knew exactly when and how to help and during a time when one can only seem to feel stressed, you continually eased all of our worries and concerns and made everything happen that we requested, even very last minute requests
 
We will absolutely be recommending The Touch for any upcoming parties our friends and family are having in the future.
 
Please feel free to share this on any review sites, the more we can help promote the band, the better
 
Thanks again for everything. It was an absolute pleasure
 
Love,
 
Nicole, Ava, Mike and Nick

— Nicole, Ava, Mike & Nick


As our 14th Anniversary approaches in a few weeks, we always remember that great day, you guys just performed a flawless night of dancing and singing.
We are so glad you are still going at it.
Thanks again!

— Nicole & Thomas

To The Talented Members of The Touch,

We couldn't thank you more for the job you did at our wedding on August sixth. Our guests were amazed with your talent, and the full dancefloor proved you kept the party going. Everyone had only great things to say, so thank you so much.

Sincerely,
Lynne and Sean Spears

— Lynn & Sean Spears

The Touch is the BEST wedding band, EVER!!!   
The Touch is AMAZING, plain and simple! I first heard them play at a friend's wedding back in 2011, and I was blown away. Since that wedding, two of my other friends have also used them for their weddings, and I booked them for my own wedding this past June. As a fellow musician, I tend to be a little anal when it comes to live wedding bands and always imagined myself having a DJ, because what live band can play songs ranging from hip-hop to 80's rock and sound amazing at both and everything in between? I was totally proven wrong with the Touch. They sound even better than some of the original recordings, and they bring such energy to any event they play in and add in their own flavor.

Also, instead of a first dance, I decided to sing a song to my husband. I asked the Touch if they would be willing to play the song while I sang because I thought it would be cooler to sing to live music instead of a recording. They were super accommodating and awesome, and I even got to rehearse with them! The Touch Band and Barbara made sure that they did everything they could to make our day special.

Since my wedding, a couple friends have already asked me for the contact information for the Touch because they are also interested in booking them. I would give 10 stars if I could, and I would HIGHLY recommend them for your wedding, or any other event!! They really were the ones that totally set the party atmosphere and mood to my wedding!

— Linda & Jiewhoon Kang

I would highly recommend the touch to anyone looking for an amazing, energetic band. I saw them at a good friends wedding and I knew that I would eventually have them at my own. They are incredibly professional, easy to work with and really talented ( the lead singers vocal range is insane!) People continuously comment about the band at my wedding! There are few vendors that I would take the time to write about, and they are one of the few. Awesome job!

— Lisa & Bryan Lanza

We first saw The Touch perform at the (Rachael Ray) Burger Bash event of the New York City Food and Wine Festival in the fall of 2011.  We instantly loved their sound, energy, and their unbelievable talent to perform ANYTHING-- Seriously, anything.  John had the future in mind, and after proposing 6 months later, he pulled out their business card that he had saved.  As soon as we had a date and a venue, we booked The Touch right away.  The evening began with me walking down the aisle to the tune of a fabulous acoustic guitar, and the party picked up right after.  They kept us and our guests dancing all night.  Our guests could not stop raving about how good they are and how much fun they were having listening to them.  For a 5 person team, they have the versatility of bands 2 or 3 times their size.  We couldn't have asked for more on the most important day of our lives to date, and we can't wait for the opportunity to showcase their talents at one of our events again in the future.  In the meantime, I'm recommending them to anyone who will listen.  Take it from a picky bride--- the best, hands down.  We can't thank you enough!!!    -Jubilee & John Chiang

— Jubilee & John Chiang

Good morning Barbara,
WOW, you were not joking when you said that The Touch was a great band.
First we would like to thank you, as you were truly a pleasure to work with, and made this entire experience easy, and effortless.
You were always so responsive to our many emails, and changes to the contract. Aren’t we so happy the weather cooperated!
Now on to the band. We reached out to Bob during the day, just to be sure all was well. He asked what Mom and Dad’s wedding song was, and added it nicely to not only their arrival into the venue, but to a fabulous dance before the cake cutting. There was not a dry eye in the place.
Gracious is an understatement, for how the band was during the event, taking requests and truly putting on a show that will never be forgotten. We could not have imagined having any other performers for this very special event.
We can’t count the amount of times that someone asked where we found such an amazing band. We bragged about how fantastic you were to work with as well.
The venue had told us that they didn’t get too many clients who brought a band, we hope that will change and that The Touch will be back to Villa Umberto many times in the future.
Barbara, the men were so humble when we gave them a gratuity at the end, even so much as sending personal thank you notes via text after the party. WOW.
We hope that we’ll have the opportunity to see them perform again, and you can bet, we’ve been singing their praises all over town.
Thank you and The Touch for “touching” our lives in making this a night we will never forget!

Best wishes,
Derek Minster and John Adduci

— 50th Wedding Anniversary Party - Villa Umberto, Elmont, NY

"The Touch was excellent, excellent, excellent.
 They were so great!  The Touch played for so long - we ran overtime - at our event - We literally wore them down!
 They are so friendly and easy to work with. I would refer them to anyone.
 Without the Touch, the event would be not have been what it was. Fabulous.
 

— Gina Forder MedPro Systems February 2012" - MedPro Systems - Mt Arlington, NJ

"What a great band.  They were excellent and everyone had a blast.
 There were so many people dancing that the room was shaking.
 The only negative comment was…WHY HAVEN’T WE DONE THIS MORE OFTEN!"

— Joseph Petrucci, Alert Engine Co 1- Floral Pk NY Fire Dep

"I have dealt with the holiday entertainment at Sikorsky for over 14 years. This band is extremely professional and a pleasure to work with - they are people-friendly and handsome too.
The lead singer is so many entertainers wrapped into one. He can sing anything.
They are fabulous!

— Linda Lauritano Sikorsky Foreman/Leadership Club December 2011" - Sikorsky Holiday Party

"Dear Barbara,
Now that the dust has finally settled, I want to thank you for all your help in arranging for The Touch to play at Festive In Flip Flops Innaugural Hamptons Summer Bash on Saturday, August 20th, at The Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club. They were fabulous and great to work with. I have gotten many comments about how fantastic the music was and, as you know, so goes the music, so goes the party. Please extend our sincere appreciation for their wonderful contribution in appropriately launching for us an important new annual fundraising event!
Sincerely"

— Tedd Smith, Director of Distinguished Events, American Cancer Society Fundraiser

"WOW WOW WOW, is all we can say!!!!!!  I remember the Touch being amazing at Melissa Funsch's wedding four years back, but they've gotten even more incredible!!  There was LITERALLY not a single person sitting in their seats (literally) -- everyone was out on the dance floor.  Not only that, but they helped ensure that the flow of the event moved like clockwork -- we didn't have to worry about a thing.  All our friends were commenting the entire night on how amazing the Touch is and what a range the lead singer has.  Thank you so much for all your flexibility; it was such a pleasure working with you!!
And Frank Perri was incredible at the After-Party as well!!!  We will definitely recommend the Touch and Frank to anyone who will listen -- we had such a great time, and they were such an integral part of that."

— Tricia & Tyler Bolender - Hempstead House, Port Washington, NY

"Wow! We are still in awe of your talent. We could not have booked a better band for our wedding. Our family and friends are still raving about how good you were. Thank you for making our wedding music so memorable!"

— Jen & Joey D'Agostino

"I just wanted to say thank you. The wedding turned out wonderful. Everyone loved the band and told me it was the best wedding they ever attended. The accolades are still coming in. I can't wait to see the video so I can relive the whole event. Thanks again for everything you did to make this possible. "

— Cindee Steinhaus (Mother of the Groom)

"We had such an amazing night and The Touch definitely was a huge part of the reason. Thank you so much for all of your help. The band was absolutely amazing and everyone still talks about it!! Everyone was also talking about how nobody sat down - it was a great dance party all night. The photographer said he never saw anything like it in all his years. We were so happy with the band and the music they played at the end of the night was awesome - we loved it and did not want the night to end! Please let everyone know that we appreciate all of their hard work they put forth to make our wedding so amazing. Thank you so much!"

— Elizabeth & Ed O'Toole

"Last week's performance by The Touch was great. The dance floor was packed all night, and the students enjoyed themselves tremendously."

"Thank you for sending us another quality band."

 

— Ann Hatch - Ass't Director for Student Activities - The Culinary Institute of America

"Thanks for making our night so memorable! You were fabulous and really made the party wonderful! We appreciate your hard work."

— Danielle and Bob Erardy

"Thank you very much for all your help. It's funny how we got to work together again. The Touch were fabulous and very highly spoken about during our Holiday party and afterwards.
I am looking forward to working with you and the band again for this year's function."

"Again, thank you for everything."

 

— Lucy DaRita (B.T. Alex Brown - Bankers Trust)

"Dan and I would like to thank you for the wonderful job you guys did on our wedding. Dan and I have always thought the music makes a wedding, and you guys definitely went well above and beyond your jobs. The dance floor was always packed. We have received many compliments on the band and the DJ, and thank you."

— Kelly McNamara

"I do not think I can express how awesome you guys were at our wedding. People are still talking about how great you were. Myself and our friends had no doubt you would be not less than perfect, since we have spent many nights at the Dublin and Mulcahy's enjoying you. Thank you so much for making our wedding day extra memorable. Even the Chateau Briand people complimented you."

— Nadine and Juan Veletanga

"I want to thank you and The Touch for a most enjoyable evening of entertainment / music for the consumer products division of Arthur Andersen on Tuesday, May 11th (1999). I have been hearing great feedback following this event. Of course, as the planner of this event, I appreciate your assistance, flexibility and timeliness."

"I hope to work with you again in the future to once again create an event to remember."

 

— Brooke Ehrman - Meetings/Events Coordinator - Arthur Andersen LLP

"We wanted to thank you so so much for the wonderful job you did at our wedding. You were great! You helped make our day extremely special. We cannot thank you enough."

— Chris and Maria Carrara

"We wanted to thank you so much for assisting us in booking "The Touch" for our wedding. The band was just incredible (as always) and made our special day something everyone will remember. Please forward our best to the members of "The Touch" and let them know how thrilled we were for them. Thank you again for all of your good wishes and patience! It was a pleasure to work with you. We wish you all the best!"

— Chris and Ron MacInnis (Sagpond Vineyard, Bridgehampton, NY)

"Thank you very much for being part of our wedding day! Every little girl looks forward to her wedding day! Ever since I have been seeing you guys, it has been my dream to have "The Touch" play at my wedding. You guys were phenomenal!! I heard nothing but good words from all of my guests. Thank you again for helping make all the dreams of my wedding day come true."

— Lisa & Peter

"I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you to both you and The Touch for making our wedding so special. They did an amazing job and we are still hearing from people how much they enjoyed them. In fact, a number of our guests have been spreading the good word to people they know who are getting married, and I've had to lend the video to a few people as well...Even our caterer was impressed with them (hey, that might mean even more recommendations/affairs for them!)"

"Anyway, I just wanted to let you know how pleased we were and how The Touch helped make our wedding day even better! My feet were killing me by the end of the night, but I didn't care - I was hearing the music I love to dance to! And Barbara, you were a pleasure to work with, as well, and helped reassure me when I had my doubts about songs. Thanks again for everything, and don't be surprised if you start hearing from even more people with requests for booking them!"

 

— Lisa and Craig Ingwer (The Sands in Atlantic Beach)

"We just watched our video, and you guys were excellent! In fact, we watched Nadine & Juan's video and realized you improved with age! May you continue to make couples happy by doing what you do best. Hope we can come to one of your shows sometime soon."

— Christina and Danny D'Aiello (Miller Ridge Inn)

"We want to thank you for making our wedding so incredible. The music was perfect and everyone LOVED The Touch - I even think my maid of honor is using you!!"

— Ali (Ali & Robby Altman - Sagpond Vineyard)

"What a terrific night! Thank you so much for all your hard work in making our wedding so memorable. Thank you especially for "When In Rome - The Promise" and "APB - Shoot Ya Down." You know it meant so much to us! We had such an amazing time."

— Steve & Christine Burns

"I am writing to you once again to thank you for your assistance in making our Summer Party a huge success. We at Enterprise Rent-A-Car were fortunate enough to have you make a last minute recommendation two years ago. We could easily have been without entertainment when the band we intended on having dismantled. Luckily, The Touch was available for our event. Our party organizers were hesitant to book [another] band, especially one that we had not heard in person. It was our first summer having a party instead of a company BBQ. It was decided that the party must go on. Our plans were to have The Touch set up outdoors. This would have been ideal for everyone, but the weather decided not to cooperate. Now we were really nervous. If the band was terrible we had no place to hide.

Two company Summer Parties later, our employees are still raving about The Touch and can't wait until the next party. Of course, they know that we wouldn't dare ask another band to do our party. The staff that works for the country club at our party, can't wait for that band to come back! In fact, at times during our parties, it is difficult to tell who is having more fun, our employees or the party staff.

Needless to say, our management decided, on the spot, that we would no longer have a summer BBQ. We were told to book a date for next year and to make sure that we could get The Touch. This past summer was our second party with The Touch. This time the weather was more cooperative and the band was able to play outdoors. Everyone had a great time. The Touch is a guarantee for a successful party. Our employees almost have too much fun with the band, joining them on the mic and in the spotlights. I still have employees who ask why we can't get The Touch to play at our Winter Party, as well. Barbara, maybe that isn't such a bad idea.

Many thanks for making our party entertainment a no-brainer each summer. It is a pleasure knowing that everyone - and I mean everyone - will have an amazing night. Tell The Touch we can't wait until next summer!"

— Marc Hanan - Human Resources Generalist (Enterprise Rent-A-Car - Timberpoint CC, Great River, NY)

"I'm writing to you from the Four Seasons in Maui! Thank goodness for honeymoons. I must tell you - Dave and I CANNOT stop talking about how amazing The Touch was. So good! They did an absolutely fabulous job in every respect - I danced all night (as did most of our guests). We had so many people comment on how good they were. When we turn the radio on here and hear a song they sang - we start talking about them all over again. Anyway - you all did such a professional and personal job for our wedding - we just cannot recommend you strongly enough!….Back to the honeymoon."

— Rachel

"Just wanted to thank you again and The Touch for helping to make our wedding such a big success. And so much fun! Roy and I had an amazing time as did all our guests. The band rocked! Everyone is still talking about it. We will definitely recommend them to all our friends and use them ourselves for other parties."

— Tara (Roy and Tara Carlberg - Racquet & Tennis Club, NYC)

"We are writing to thank you and the band menbers for the outstanding performance at our wedding reception! We have received so many compliments on the band, we felt we must let you know how awesome they were. We have never seen so many people dance at a wedding before! Thank you again for assistance in planning and thanks to the band members for playing their hearts out!"

— Christine and John Peirno - Lands End, Sayville, NY

"Thank you so much for playing our wedding. Everyone had a GREAT time! You guys definitely made our wedding! Can't wait to see you play at our friends' weddings!"

— Ken & Kristy Schiliro (Land's End, Sayville, NY)

"I don't know who's ultimately going to read this, so I'll just address all of you. I cannot tell you how amazing you guys were at my wedding last night. I have never seen that many asses NOT firmly planted in their seats at a wedding in my life. You guys did exactly what you were supposed to do.....times a hundred! I'm recommending you to everyone I know who needs a wedding band."

"Also, thanks for letting my cronies and I get up on stage with Chris (drummer) and mangle "Paranoid"...well actually...I "mangled" it...my buddies Marc, Chris and Rob Balducci did just fine."

"Again, thank you SO much for an incredible time. All of my family and friends raved about you guys when it was all over."

 

— Steve Carlesi - (Megan and Steve Carlesi - Basking Ridge, NJ)

"We owe our gratitude to you and The Touch for making our wedding the success it was! Before I was even engaged, I knew I wanted The Touch to play at my reception! My husband and I had heard them before and thought they were fabulous. It turns out that booking The Touch was the BEST decision we made during our wedding planning! I have been to lots of weddings and have heard numerous bands, but no one else even comes close to The Touch. They were extremely professional, courteous, on time, organized, worked well with my catering director, maintained a comfortable [volume] level of music, and most of all, they brought the house down!! The dance floor was crowded ALL night long (literally!). They were AMAZING!"

"The Touch conveyed a wonderful sense ofenthusiasm to the crowd that was simply irresistible. All of the guests enjoyed them; you could tell by the packed dance floor! I cannot tell you how many people have asked my husband and I how we found such a great band! I still run into people who comment about the fantastic music at my reception. A few people have already asked me for your phone number to book them for upcoming events!"

"In addition, you were extremely supportive and a pleasure to work with. It was great to feel so confident in you and in the band throughout this (sometimes stressful) wedding process. Our reception was a huge success due to The Touch. We are grateful for the experience we had with them."

"I would jump at the chance to book The Touch again. We have already been trying to think of an excuse for a party just so we can have them play!"

"We cannot say enough positive things about this band. Barbara, please feel free to use us as a reference. Do not hesitate to have anyone call us who is considering The Touch for an event. We will tell them that they cannot possibly go wrong by hiring this truly amazing and talented band."

 

— Juli and Patrick Corrigan - 3 West Club, NYC

"Thank you for your help setting up the music for our December 27th wedding. The Touch were amazing! People have not stopped talking about them. They made our wedding the "party of the decade"!"

— Colleen Kiely and Bill Russo

"As expected, you guys were terrific! We had a blast dancing the night away. Our guests were blown away, and could not believe how good you guys were! One of our guests had to come over and ask us if Jeff was lip synching to Etta James' "At Last". He couldn't believe it was really him! Thanks for bringing such great music and fun to our celebration. A great band makes a party great, and you made ours outstanding."

"You guys are the best!"

 

— Jaime & Tom Melendez

"Gina and I are speechless. There is not an adjective capable of accurately describing our feelings about The Touch and what they brought to our wedding. The standards just do not apply here. The cake was "terrific", the flowers were "beautiful", the bride looked "amazing", yet the words needed to adequately convey our sincerest appreciation for what The Touch meant to us and our guests have yet to be written. The easiest way to describe The Touch is to say that they are "simply the best." They totally immersed themselves in the celebration and captured the essence of what we set out to accomplish. A big party. We knew going in they were talented musicians, but their personalities and genuine enthusiasm overwhelmed us. Their energy and desire to ensure that we had fun blew us away. Honestly, it felt like we invited five close friends to our wedding and they all happened to play in a great band. Barbara, it is impossible to recall any single moment with the guys that made this evening so memorable, but here are a few:"

  1. Jeff laughing when my grandfather abruptly ended his prayer and told Jeff, "that's it."
  2. Jeff sprinting away from us to tell the band to stop rehearsing "Cruisin'" because it was a surprise for Gina.
  3. BobZ unloading the gear from an ambulance (that certainly sends a message to early arriving guests and sets a tone)
  4. Turning at the end of the wedding and seeing Jeff and Chris eating ice cream from the ice cream truck.
  5. The conversations Gina and I had with the guys before, during, and after the wedding.
  6. Their willingness to let Gina do her version of Sugar Hill Gang's "Rapper's Delight".
  7. When Jeff handed the mic over to my friend Mike-we call him Shrek- and let him sing "Build Me Up Buttercup".
  8. The "Rock Medley"- who knew you could dance to White Snake and Def Leppard?
  9. Of course, AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long" should be a new standard for the guys.

"But possibly my favorite moment, which came after all the guests had left, was watching Jeff and Joey race each other out the door to see who could get to the ice cream truck first. That confirmed everything you told us about these guys and put a period on the end of an incredible evening."

 

— Eric and Gina Weiner

"Thank you so much for making the happiest day in our lives even happier. Alice and I have been "groupies" for the past few years, and when we know we are going to hear you, we are guaranteed to have an incredible night; Well, our wedding was no different. Alice and I were both sure that with your voices, music and extreme talents, our wedding would be great; but IT WASN'T; it was PERFECT!!! We know these words are strong, but a band makes a good party great. And our band, our friends, The Touch, made our wedding day perfect. We will never forget the great contribution you made to our memories, hearts, and lives. You, The Touch, have "touched" us forever."

— Arthur and Alice Miller

"Barbara, thank you for your support and guidance. Everything was just perfect! The Touch did an amazing job. Thank you for making it all possible."

— Sonya and Michael Ahearn

"Thank you all so much for making our wedding what it was...a BIG PARTY! We all had such a blast and I got so many compliments on the band. They were wonderful, nice, and I can't believe how great they were. Thank you all for making this part of our wedding so easy for me!"

— Caroline and Chris Duff

"Thank you so much for all of your wonderful advice and guidance regarding our choice of band. The Touch was amazing - everyone was dancing all night, from the very first to last song. Working with you and all of the awesome guys in the band truly put our minds at ease!"

— David and Maureen Jimenez

"Stephen and I have been together for five years and were engaged in September. Before we talked about which city, which venue, etc, we both knew we wanted The Touch. We have seen you several times at the Resilien Christmas party as Stephen was a close friend and employee of Rob and Therese Joslin's as well as the rest of the Resilien family. (Many of whom will be at the wedding)"

"I actually think one of the first times Stephen ever used the "M-word" with me was after a night of dancing, a feat in itself since Stephen is a professional non-dancer. He said, "if we ever get married, I want to have The Touch play at the reception.""

"So here we are, and we are so very excited. We just moved back from seven years in London and we will have a number of British friends at the wedding; we didn't realize, until we looked at your full play list, that you do a number of great Brit-Band covers, as well as the favourites from each generation, that will get our parents and their friends, our friends, and the younger atendees on the floor!"

"Anyway, I cannot tell you how much we are looking forward to showing you off to our friends and family and we very much believe that you are a most - if not THE most - integral component of a night that hopefully will be filled with fun, all kinds of crazy dancing, laughter, and countless memories!"

"Hope to see you soon."

 

— Courtney

"There are no words to describe your performance at our wedding last night. To say you exceeded our expectations would be a gross understatement. We are packing for our honeymoon right now, and watching the video of our wedding and gushing over how amazing you guys are. It was a dream come true to have you play at our reception. We hope you're still around in 10 years to do our anniversary party! Your talent, warm and friendly personalities, and clear love of what you do made your performance spectacular. You learned our first dance song, and in our opinion played it BETTER than the version on the CD we sent you. The song you learned for my mother was absolutely beautiful. You know how to make sure every person in the room is having the time of their life. We can't wait to see you next time you're in NJ! And Barbara, you have been so PATIENT and professional throughout this whole planning period. THANK YOU for all of your help! We'll send pictures as soon as we get them."

"THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

— "The New" Jodie and Scott McDonnell

"As I walked into Cipriani's for the gov's opening bash, I heard a great band playing an incredible set of songs. Everyone was saying that it was the best band they had ever heard; they couldn't believe how versatile the singer is; the band sounds phenomenal. As the night wore on, the songs went back to the 70's and 80's and people were dancing where they stood, and even moved tables in the front."

"Imagine my surprise, when at the end of the night, the singer announced the final song, and said, "Thank you. We are The Touch." A wave of recognition came over me as I thought, "No wonder why the band sounds so great, I remember going across LI to watch them play in the late 80's and 90's" Just wanted to let you know that you sound as great as ever, and all the Republicans were impressed at how you made it a "Grand Old Party"

 

— Leah Jefferson

"I wanted to write to thank you once again for all of your extensive efforts in arranging for The Touch to perform at our Housing Consortium event at Rockefeller Center last month. Your ability to make sure every detail was attended to prior to the the event ensured a flawless performance."

"As far as The Touch is concerned, they were FANTASTIC. I know it is very cliched, but they literally "brought the house down". Our clients were completely thrilled, and one even asked for your contact information because the V.P. "absolutely must" have them flown to their headquarters in Washington D.C. for future events. I also heard that so many people asked for cards during their performance that they actually ran out!"

"I am sure we will keep in touch, because I can't wait to book The Touch again for a future event."

 

— Marlo Goodstein - Events Manager, Hope Events

"THANK YOU for making our wedding day so much fun and so memorable! We got married on 11/6 at the Milleridge Inn and we had a blast!"

"Our guests were so impressed with the band and of course so impressed with Jeff’s range! For an afternoon wedding, Matt and I thought they had the right ‘touch’!"

"The mood was perfect and everyone was on the dance floor! Even little grandpa! Also, we thought Jeff did a great job singing our song – "Come What May"!"

"Jeff may remember me as I surprised Matt with a new car at the end of the night! I think he took some pictures!"

"Hope all is well and hope to see the guys perform soon!"

 

— Lauren and Matt Baron

"Here are pictures from our wedding on April 30th! The Touch was absolutely awesome, they did a wonderful job and had everyone dancing all night long! Everyone spoke about how great they are. We love them!! Thank you for all your help Barbara, we really appreciate it and hope to book The Touch again for another event in the future!!"

"Thank You!!"

 

— Tanya and Matt

"Thank you all so much for making our wedding day so memorable.  We have had the pleasure of seeing you play on two other occasions, The Duff Wedding & the Ferro Wedding, and quickly realized that you are what made each of the weddings so enjoyable. We truly appreciate your making the long trip to the Berkshires to make our day complete. Many thanks."

— Megan and Travis

"Chris and I just got back from our honeymoon yesterday. I just wanted to let you and the band know that we had such a great time at our wedding!! The band was amazing. I don't think anyone stopped dancing. The band learned and played so beautifully the song for the first dance (Annie's Song) and the song for my dance with my father (Sunshine on My Shoulders). I will never forget those moments."

"I also want to thank the band for playing the songs "Me and Bobbie McGee" and "Baby I Love You" and letting my friend Ele sing. Ele kept on commenting that the band was so professional and that it was so easy to sing with the band."

"I am still getting calls about how great the music was and how much fun our wedding was. Thanks again for all your help."

 

— Kathleen

"I would just like to start by saying you all, without a doubt, made our wedding day! We were married on Friday, Sept. 2, 2005. From start to finish the dance floor was packed and the entire party was up and on their feet. We were so excited. People have been calling us ever since telling us it was the best wedding they had ever attended because the band was so great! You played every song to perfection and you have two new groupies for life in my husband and myself! We would just like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding day the most fun day ever. (P.S. my maid of honor just booked you for her wedding this August and we can't wait!)"

— Katherine & Jesse Mistero

"Thank you so much for making our wedding absolutely wonderful! No one would stop raving about "The Touch", nor could we. I've already recommended you to my best friend who's getting married next September 30th!"

"Keep up the good work & happy holidays!"

 

— Barbara & Kevin McKay

"Thank you so much for an outstanding job on our wedding! Everyone commented and complimented us on you guys. Hope all is well with you and your families, and Thank You again!"

— Christine & David Bruno

"Thank you so much for being such an amazing and important part of our wedding. We told everyone for a year that you were the best wedding band ever and by the end of our wedding everyone agreed. (Of course!)."

"Our wedding was an amazing day, full of happiness and love, and you turned all of that into a great time on the dance floor."

"Thank you also for letting Eric's two bands take the stage with your equipment. It was really a special moment for all of us."

"Your professionalism, enthusiasm, and amazing talent added so very much to our special day. Thank you!"

 

— Liz & Eric

"I wanted to write to you and would like for you to pass this email on to each and every member of The Touch band. They were better than the last time we saw them at my sister, Laura McCann-Chapman's wedding a couple of years ago. They were absolutely amazing! Jeff is wonderful! What a professional and so concerned that everything is going to be the way you want it to be. I have never met a more conscientious group of young men. And you were right - the sound techs they have are second to none! The music was a perfect level when it came to loudness. They were perfect."

"I have never seen a band play so many different artists and sound EXACTLY like the artist and their song. Unbelievable! People were coming up to us during the reception and even the next day and wanted to know how we discovered such an awesome band."

"I can't thank you enough for everything. And the last minute surprise dance for Mike and I was so amazing. And, once again, you would have thought they were playing the CD, it sounded EXACTLY like Karen Carpenter and the music, right down to every single note. What a very special surprise it was for Mike and I. We were speechless and it felt like we were married all over again! We will never forget that moment and we will never forget the wonderful time we had because of The Touch."

"We also want to know if The Touch plays in concert where we can go and listen to them? Or do they play anywhere where we can go and dance? We'd pay whatever it costs to enjoy them again and again!"

"Oh and one more thing - I want to personally thank Jeff and the band for playing my most FAVORITE song, "Living on a Prayer" by BonJovi. That was the icing on the cake!!!!"

 

— Donna Levesque (Mother of the Bride)

"Ok, we have never seen a band learn and do The Carpenters like you guys! I felt like I was in a time warp, as did my parents. Thank you SO MUCH for making our wedding reception "the best one ever", as everyone is telling us. We all just can't get over how amazing you guys are! We had a BLAST and love you for it!!"

— Roger & Janelle - Skylands Manor

"We wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how excited we are to have you play at our upcoming wedding. When we got engaged the only thing we knew for certain that we wanted at our wedding was to have "The Touch" play. In fact, the first wedding-planning phone call we made was to your manager, Barbara, to check on your available dates, and we looked into our wedding dates based on when you could be there! We know that we (and all of our guests) will have a blast at our wedding with you there."

"I understand that there was a scheduling problem which we ran into, and that one of your band members even changed some of his own personal plans to accommodate our wedding. We cannot thank you enough.
It's hard to convey in this note how appreciative we are that you would go so far out of your way to make our wedding day so special. It's a huge, huge deal to us, and it really means a lot to us.
Knowing that you guys will be playing at our wedding has made us breathe a huge sigh of relief. We are so excited!"

 

— Sara-Jane & David

"Thank you for making our day so incredible. Your talents really lit the room with fire, energy & excitement. You have all created a memory that will never be forgotten. We appreciate you & know that your future success will be abundant & prosperous."

"Karen and Michael MilanoHope to see you at our 10th Anniversary!!"

 

— Karen and Michael Milano

"I just had to let you know how awesome the Touch was! Our party was a huge success and it was largely due to the Touch. Everybody loved them! I received so many emails the next morning and you should see the pictures!! Everbody had a blast!! Thank you for all your help and please let the band know just how great we thought they were and how they helped to make this party so memorable for us and our clients!"

— Debbie Umland - Office Manager

"I cannot begin to tell you how great the band was last night. They were energetic, polite, accommodating and the group cannot stop talking about them. Everyone enjoyed themselves and considering it was 105 outside and about 100 inside, they were still moving right along as if the heat was not an issue."

"We cannot thank you enough and will definitely use them again for other functions that we have."

"All the best!!!!!!!!"

 

— Theresa DiMella - NY FSO/Special Events

"Barbara & The Touch Members,"

"How in the world do we find a way to thank you? You all were truly amazing and outperformed our expectations. And "my songs".... the organized rehearsals, set up by Bob. The emails, follow-ups, covert phone calls....an unbelievable courtesy to help me pull off my wedding gift to my husband. And BOY was he thrilled, as if the band couldn't tell when he came up and almost threw me over his shoulder with joy. The pictures tell it all and I will definitely send a couple of them to the band."

"We were truly amazed with The Touch. We saw them perform at the Duff wedding about four years ago and thought they were unreal and had to have them. To out-do yourselves again....we couldn't believe it! And the surprise Nelly Furtado song that they knew I loved...."

"Can you tell? I loved The Touch. Each member is fantastic."

"Thank you for letting me sneak into rehearsals and share your personal time."

"We have to have a reunion soon."

"You all were wonderful!! Thank you so much!"

 

— Amy & Fred Santarpia - Shadowbrook

"I wanted to write this note to thank you and the incredibly talented and gifted members of The Touch for making my sister's wedding such a wonderful event. The Touch performed at my sister, Jennine Mercora's wedding at Glen Island last Saturday and they were absolutely outstanding!!!!! The Touch is by far in a class all their own. Their sound, song selection, enthusiasm and professionalism are amazing. Every single person at that wedding was dancing and having a great time!!! We continue to get phone calls this week from wedding guests, complimenting the band and saying how they cannot remember the last time they had that good a time."

"When Jennnine and Anthony called from their honeymoon in Hawaii, they gave me your e-mail address so that I could pass these rave reviews along to you."

"Jennine, Anthony and I have been fans of The Touch since we first saw them perform at the Rambling House. Jennine and Anthony knew right away that The Touch was the band they wanted at their wedding. We followed their performances throughout the past few years (Rory Dolan's, Burke's, etc). Each time we saw them we were in awe of how talented they were. Their performance on June 2nd was exceptional and we so appreciate the entire band's hard work and talent."

"Once again, Barbara, thank you so much for all you did to make Jennine and Anthony's wedding so special and thank you so much to The Touch for being as wonderful as they are. They are not only an outstanding band, but they are also great people and true professionals."

"Thanks again!"

 

— Rosemary Mercora (Jennine's sister and Maid of Honor) - Glen Island Harbour Club

"Well, here we are, almost six months after our wedding day, and as I sit down to write our thank yous, I can honestly say we are still getting compliments on our awesome band! We could not have dreamed of a more perfect wedding day & we would like to thank you once again, from the bottom of our hearts, for playing such an important role in making our day so wonderful!"

"It was truly an enjoyable experience to work with you, Barbara, to plan our music. You were always so warm, friendly and helpful to us! From the very beginning we had a sense that you genuinely cared about the success of our wedding day & we felt comfortable to put our trust in you & boy did that pay off for us - big time! Thank you for everything you did for us!!"

"As for the amazing band - the talent, professionalism, warmth and good heartedness of each one of your members truly astounds us! Our guests were amazed by how long your sets were & your music selection had the dance floor packed the entire night!"

"Thanks to all of you the evening surpassed our wildest expectations."

"Even beyond the wedding, we would also like to thank you for making us feel so special the first time we came to see you at Rory's after the wedding! You are a genuine class act! We look forward to seeing you again soon!"

"Last but not least, we loved the pix that your roadie, Paul took at the wedding! They were really great shots & we were thrilled to see them posted on your website!"

"Thank you again for everything! We will always treasure our wedding day & remember how truly amazing it was to have The Touch as our band!"

 

— Jennine & Anthony - Glen Island Harbour Club

"We would like to thank "The Touch" for making our wedding reception spectacular! The music and singing performed by you was awesome!"

"Thank you for the Rascal Flatts song, "My Wish", "Dear Mama" by Tupac, "Can't Help Falling in Love", "The Chicken Dance", and most especially for doing the Polish Tradition of the Bread & Wine."

"We can't even put into words what a great time we all had! Especially Michelle & Bob!"

"We are so grateful to all of you for making our reception sensational!"

"Hope to see you at "Claudio's" in Greenport come Summer 2008!"

"Many, Many Thanks To All!"

 

— Dale & Joseph Elak (Parents of the Bride) - Elak/Hough Wedding

"So where should I begin? The Touch were absolutely "kick ass" awesome. The first thing everyone who came to the party said was where'd did you get the band. They were fantastic. No surprise to me however. I expected them to be every bit as good. I had not seen them since 1991. Did not notice a difference. Better perhaps.

So as you know you did not have to sell me on the band in any way.  My wife and I, although never having seen The Touch together because we didn't meet until after college, had always talked about how good they were. Well our recollection and reality were and are right on.  From the first note of Bizarre Love Triangle to the last note of A Little Respect...they were absolutely awesome. I'm just a little sad that its over.

I want to get married again just to have the band play at another event. Perhaps when I'm married for 20 years we'll do something (15 now). I know several of my friends are already asking about the band for bar mitzvahs and private parties.

More than the band being great performers though, they are all pros and good guys which says a lot.  Jeff was a very good sport throughout the night. It was absolutely an honor to have The Touch play at Carita's party.  Frankly, the band made the night. They could have been playing in a club, a tent, or in my basement....the party was made because of how good the band was.

Take care,"

— Chris Shelkin - Carita Shelkin Birthday Party

"Saying 'thank you' & 'you are amazing' doesn't even begin to express how we feel & our gratitude to you. You made our wedding reception not only one of the most fun nights, but certainly one we will never forget.

All of our guests are still talking about how wonderful you were & how you really made the party. Just as we remember hearing you at a wedding a few years ago, you sounded amazing on every song you sang.

We were beyond thrilled that you learned our first dance song, "When You Say Nothing At All", a song that means a lot to us. And, you helped to create a very special memory.

Booking 'The Touch' was one of the most exciting moments of all our wedding plans. We knew you were spectacular, but you by far exceeded our expectations.

Our sincerest thanks from the bottom of our hearts....you ROCK!"

— Patrick & Aimee Cunningham - Catizone/Cunningham Wedding

"We would like to start out with one word and that would be, "Incredible". You were all completely amazing and we consider ourselves extremely lucky to have you perform at our wedding. From the start of the reception the floor was packed, and it continued to get even wilder as the day went on."

"You captivated all the guests at our wedding with your musical talent. There were many times, if not the whole time, that you guys sounded exactly, if not better than, the actual artists. We have never seen anything quite like it. Not to mention the great variety of music that you played. We could not have been more pleased, to see 220 people at our wedding, out of their seats the whole time. People we've never seen dance before at weddings were up dancing."

"We were a little nervous having a daytime wedding, and we didn't think that people would have as much fun. Boy, were we wrong! Thanks to "The Touch", everyone had the times of their lives. Everyone from family to friends raved about our wedding, saying that it was the best wedding they have ever been to. We truly thank "The Touch" for that unbelievable response. The band added class, excitement, along with great entertainment to our special day. You all exceeded our expectations beyond belief. We could not thank you all enough."

"We had the best time ever!!!!"

"Sincerely"

— Mr & Mrs James Ferraro - Asquino/Ferraro Wedding

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