Nick and Betina were the absolute best thing that happened to our wedding reception! Our guests are still raving about the music. Both Nick and Betina went out of their way to make sure that everything was just as we wanted it. They even accommodated some new songs that we sprung on them at the last minute. They also added a Sax/Clarinet player that was outside of their normal band, he was amazing! This whole ensemble was truly great. Their professionalism and helpfulness truly went above and beyond. I simply cannot say enough good things about them and would hire them again in a second! The videos posted here do NOT do this band justice, they're truly amazing.
We have also performed at The Bermuda Guitar Festival, The Cape Cod Jazz Festival, Hot Steamed Jazz Festival, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Weekenders in Connecticut and in New York City at Lincoln Center, The Bottom Line, Carnegie Hall, Birdland, the Blue Note, Iridium Jazz Club, CBGBs, Arthur's Tavern, 55 Bar, Showmans, Lenox Lounge, Sweet Rhythm, Boom, Antique Garage, Sweet Rhythm, Smoke Jazz Club, Zinc Bar, IAJE, as well as at many private events.
Vocalist/guitarist Betina Hershey, has toured the country and the world as Meg in "Phantom of the Opera" and Anybodys in "West Side Story" and can be seen in the Julia Roberts movie "Mona Lisa Smile" and Disney's "Enchanted." Betina performed live on WFUV radio and at the Bottom Line. Betina also tours with The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players across the U.S. and in Canada. Hershey has also taught swing dancing in Japan, Korea, and in Bermuda, also being featured on Bermuda national television and on the front cover of their newspaper. Recently reviewed by the Royal Gazette during their performance at the Bermuda Guitar Festival.
Groups include: Duo (guitar, voice); Trio (voice, guitar, drums / voice, guitar, trumpet / voice, guitar, bass); Quartet (voice, guitar, bass, drums / voice, guitar, trumpet, drums / voice, organ, guitar, drums); Quintet (voice, trumpet, guitar, bass, drums / voice, piano, guitar, bass, drums)
Styles include: Jazz and Standards of the American Songbook, Show Tunes, 1940s swing, R&B, Motown, Soul, Pop Music, Blues, Rock, New Orleans Traditional 1920-30s Jazz/Dixieland, Country, Bluegrass, Western Swing, Traditional Latin, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Folk & Singer-Songwriter Genres, World Music, Originals