Anniversary Party•Reviewed on June 9, 2012•From Orlando, FL
Dave was more than accomodating; he took the time to answer our questions and concerns; we met with him twice and acompanied him to a band rehearsal. they met my expectation in the typke, kind and qualify of the music I wanted played. He also M.C. and included a DJ during the time the band took a brake of which was not very long at all. the Salsa was great, as well as the Merengue. The crowd was up and dancing. I have already recommended the band to several friends, many of whom attended asked for his business card.
Birthday Party (Adult)•Reviewed on September 11, 2010•From New York City, NY
Dear GigMasters Representative:
We would like to express our overwhelming satisfaction with Dave Santiago as a band leader. He was responsive and detail-oriented with our event timeline. His band/performers were just as professional on-site. Their music was just what we requested. Dave and his band had all our guests on the the dance floor all evening.
Dave Santiago met all our expectations and more. We would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for his type band. Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you require additional feedback.
Wedding•Reviewed on September 21, 2008•From Long Island, NY
Dave Santiago and the Latin Affair are truly amazing!! My husband and I were married on September 21, 2008 and we didn't have to worry about a thing. As a bride especially, you are juggling so many things that it can be a bit overwhelming but with Dave I knew that we were in great hands. My guests are still raving about how incredible the band was!! Even one of the workers at the Swan Club said that he had never seen a band like theirs, and he works there so you know that says a lot!
Hire Dave Santiago & The Latin Affair, you won't be disappointed!
-Julio Cesar & Vanessa Mojica
Fundraiser•Reviewed on June 14, 2008•From Plainfield, NJ
Dave Santiago and Latin Affair are by far the best band in the East Coast. They are very professional and always willing to accomodate to the client needs. I want to take this opportunity to thank them and to recommend them to all of you who read this message. You would not regret having him over. They are great musicians, talented, funny, and just great to have. Give your party an elegant touch with Dave Santiago and Latin Affair. I look forward to having him over for many more events!! Thank you for everything. Best of luck and keep up the grea job.
Private Party•Reviewed on November 15, 2007•From New York City, NY
WOW !!! Our party was a very diverse crowd, and although there were many salsa lovers in attendance, there weren't many avid salsa dancers, well that was certainly not an obstacle to having people getting out on the floor and just doing their thing. Dave and his band had the crowds' ears glued to the sounds and their feet sliding around. I've had dozens of calls and messages raving about our party and it was in good part due to David Santiago & Latin Affair. Thanks guys, and "Que Viva la Comparsa Latina", "Boricua Posse" !!!!!!!
Private Party•Reviewed on September 1, 2007•From West Springfield, MA
Dave Santiago & Latin Affair were truly amazing! They really know how to get a crowd on the dance floor. We enjoyed every moment of thier time and recommend them highly for any event. Dave Santiago & Latin Affair put on a performance our friends and family will never forget. Aside from being professionals, they also know how to engage the crowd in being a part of the music. They were just "incredible." You would have to experience it to know just how great their performance is! They were accomodating and courteous and we absolutely loved them!!!!! Our father's 70th birthday was a huge success because of Dave Santiago & Latin Affair.
Wedding•Reviewed on July 21, 2007•From Jamestown, RI
It is my pleasure to recommend Dave Santiago and the Latin affair!! Our wedding was on July 21st, 2007 in Jamestown R.I. Dave and his band showed up early and gave the best performance that I have ever seen. I can't count how many of our guests during and after the wedding told me how that was the best wedding band that they have ever heard.
Dave's band members were truly talented musicians who seemed to have a great time at the wedding. Dave was not only professional but made our special day even better with his singing. Don't worry if you are not latin (we are not), everyone danced.
Thanks Dave, you were the best!
Seth & Nurine Chodosh
Private Party•Reviewed on September 23, 2006•From Annapolis, MD
Dave Santiago and Latin Affair were exceptional! From the bid request through the day of our event, Dave remained in contact with us to discuss the details and format of our event. He responded to our email messages promptly and was available to talk via telephone. Many of the guests at our event gave rave reviews of the band. Dave Santiago and Latin Affair far exceeded our expectations, and they were extremely talented, professional, and flexible. We highly recommend them for your event.
Conrad and Amy M.
Wedding•Reviewed on August 6, 2006•From Bronx, NY
I hired David Santiago and the Latin Affair for my wedding. I found them off Gigmasters and just took a chance (they had very good ratings). For weeks, people ranted and raved about my wedding and the band! They have great energy and you can tell they take pride in what they do. My husband and I had a blast! I was very happy I chose them. Dave is such a nice guy and such a pleasure to work with.
Fundraiser•Reviewed on April 1, 2006•From Ridgefield, CT
The Weston Women's League held our annual fundraiser with the theme, "Havana Nights." We were looking for a great latin sound, versatility in type of music from cocktail to dinner to dance music. Because of the format of the evening, we needed some flexibility to accomodate silent auction, live auction and an ever changing flow of the evening.
Dave Santiago was truly a pleasure to work with. He was flexible and reassuring through every step of the planning, confident that there would be no issues that were a problem. He worked without a stage and dealt with our space constraints. We reduced the number of band members to accomodate the budget. Every member of the band was professional. Most of all, Dave was kind and fun to work with and the music was fantastic.
Thank you, Latin Affair for a memorable "Havana Night."
Birthday Party (Adult)•Reviewed on March 4, 2006•From New Rochelle, NY
We simply cannot find the words to praise Dave Santiago and Latin Affair enough. They were absolutely incredible, from start to finish. Dave was more than accommodating in every possible way in the months leading up to the party. He fielded every question and anticipated many to make the event exactly what we wanted it to be. In fact, due to Dave and his band, the party surpassed our wildest expectations. He is a consummate professional and his band is just amazing. He had everyone up on the dance floor but also provided soft background music while people ate. We wanted the evening never to end! We would recommend them immediately and enthusiastically. If you want a group of fantastic musicians with a positive, caring, and fun attitude, look no further!
Nelson and Rebecca
Wedding Reception•Reviewed on October 6, 2012•From Poughkeepsie, NY
Well done Dave! Great group, Dave is super cool and willing to accommodate requests and in general, just knows how to make sure that the party goes well. We were getting compliments all night about these guys. Not much more needs to be said: awesome.