Being in a band is hard work! It takes patience, dedication and perseverance. Coming up with your own lyrics that keep your fans engaged and coming back for more is an accomplishment. Having the ability to create music that is fresh and different from what is already out there is a challenge. With that in mind we would like to bring to you the winners for Band on Long Island.
2023: Long Islanders Voted Sharp Dressed Band Best Band!
Sharp Dressed Band
PO Box 228, Great River
(631) 769-5309 – sharpdressedband.com
With a repertoire of memorable songs and a groove funkier than a typical blues band, Sharp Dressed Band drives most people onto the dance floor the moment they begin to play. This band plays the wedding circuit often, and no party is forgotten. Some regard it as a great club night out. Others just remember dancing for the entire affair. The band’s expansive set list covers most tunes you might request, though these musicians are known to put great effort into learning any song from a specialized list. Young, older, and oldest guests all remember the movement at a Sharp Dressed Band reception. The band members are courteous, professional, eager to please their clients, and ready to put the extravaganza into your celebration.
2022: Long Islanders Voted MOTU Best Non-Cover Band on Long Island!
Long Islanders have turned to MOTU, a popular blues enthusiast and musician, as a source for the latest in music. MOTU is the recipient of two Billboard Music Awards and a past semi-finalist winner of the International Blues Challenge (IBC). The singer-songwriter has a growing global fan base that can also be demonstrated from his over 450,000 Indie CD and DVD sales, nearly 250,000 (and growing) followers on Facebook, and 8.6 million views of his live videos on YouTube! He offers his fans a breath of fresh air with unique style and energy. With fashionable style and flashy guitars, MOTU wows crowds and is the talk of the party at any event!
2021: Long Islanders Voted Electric Dudes Best Non-Cover Band on Long Island!
(516) 987-5001 – electricdudes.com
After previous wins in 2012 and 2014 The ELECTRIC DUDES and “DUDES” all over Long Island are celebrating this win! They have been seen at clubs, restaurants, parties and weddings for over three decades. They truly are Long Island’s #1 Party Band. True to this category, they have continually released their own, original music which can be found on Itunes/Amazon Music/YouTube etc. Band leader Dave Saul has announced that Long Islanders should stay tuned as they have a new song coming out very soon for the DUDE CROWD! They are currently booking future club dates, dinner shows, parties and events. Check out their YouTube Channel and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
2020: Long Islanders Voted MOTU Best Non-Cover Band on Long Island!
P.O. Box 176, Rocky Point
(516) 658-1131 – motu.net
Long Islanders have turned to MOTU, a popular blues enthusiast and musician, as a source for the latest in music. MOTU is the recipient of two Billboard Music Awards, and a past semi-finalist winner of the International Blues Challenge (IBC). The singer-songwriter has a growing global fan base that can also be demonstrated from his over 450,000 Indie CD and DVD sales, 200,000 (and growing) followers on Facebook, and 7.9 Million views of his live videos on YouTube! He offers his fans a breath of fresh air with unique style and energy. With fashionable style and flashy guitars, MOTU wows crowds and is the talk of the party at any event!
2019: Long Islanders Voted Amber Ferrari Best Non-Cover Band on Long Island!
Amber Ferrari is a seasoned performer who knows how to change it up, feeding off the electrifying energy of the crowd. With a rockin’ band that make her performances intensely powerful and songs that have made the Billboard Music Charts, LI is proud to call her one of its own. Audiences are brought to their feet by Amber’s powerful vocals as she packs an exhilarating and emotional punch into every live performance. Her many fans delight knowing that no two shows are ever the same! Renowned for her distinguished Show “Joplin’s Pearl”, come see Amber perform live and see history repeat itself. With complete command of their styles and with authenticity of the music, even the original artists would find Amber Ferrari and her powerful band a “must-see”!
2018: Long Islanders Voted Amber Ferrari Best Non-Cover Band on Long Island!
Long Island’s most powerful vocalist, Amber Ferrari will bring you to your feet with her exhilarating and emotional music! Known for her amazing tribute shows, including her hit show “Joplin’s Pearl” where she performed music of some of her favorite artists like Melissa Etheridge, Heart, Pat Benatar and the legendary Janis Joplin. Accompanied by a rockin’ band, Amber Ferrari is a force to be reckoned with. Ferrari also makes unique music all her own. Check out one of her amazing live shows or her website for some fantastic original music released on her own label O.M.O. Records, Inc.
2017: Long Islanders Voted Amber Ferrari Best Band – Non Cover on Long Island
Amber Ferrari amberferrari.com Amber Ferrari does it all. She’s a singer, songwriter, musician and actress who continues to follow her musical passion with great zeal and tenacity. Ferrari has committed herself to music, and it has paid off in back-to-back wins in this category. Long Islanders recognize her soaring vocals and ability to put on exciting performances, especially when her live shows are in front of a hometown crowd. Some of Ferrari’s inspirations include Melissa Etheridge, Pat Benatar and Jefferson Airplane. Don’t waste any time, look her up and head out to her next show! You won’t be disappointed.
2016: Long Islanders Voted Amber Ferrari Best Band (Non Cover) on Long Island
Amber Ferrari amberferrari.com Singer, songwriter, and Long Island native Amber Ferrari is a musical force to be reckoned with! Between her soaring vocals and amazing band, Amber puts on exciting live performances, each different from the rest, that gets the crowd on their feet and ready to party. Citing legendary inspirations, including Janis Joplin, Pat Benatar, and Melissa Etheridge, Amber Ferrari knows how to rock out. It’s no wonder Long Island keeps voting her The Best!
2015: Long Islanders Voted Amber Ferrari Best Band (Non-Cover) on Long Island!
Amber Ferrari amberferrari.com Long Islanders are brought to their knees by the powerful vocals of LI’s own Amber Ferrari. Reminiscent of Melissa Etheridge, Heart and Janis Joplin, Ferrari packs an emotional punch into every live performance, including covers of the above singers and including her own original songs. Her many fans delight knowing that no two shows are ever the same, as Ferrari is a seasoned performer who knows how to change it up, feeding off the considerable energy of the crowd. With a rockin’ backup band that brings her performances to the next level and two songs that have made the Billboard Music Charts, LI is proud to call her one of our own. She is definitely a must-see!
2014: Long Islanders Voted Amber Ferrari from Great Neck Best Non Cover Band on Long Island!
1. Amber Ferrari 445 Northern Blvd., Great Neck. 631-578-3659. amberferrari.com 2. Electric Dudes 516-987-5001. electricdudes.com 3. Pamela Betti Band 631-398-8379. pamelabettiband.com
2013: Long Islanders Voted Face the King in Amityville the Best Band from Long Island!
1. Face The King Amityville. www.facethekingband.com 2. Rattlesnake Dawn Bay Shore. www.rattlesnakedawn.com 3. Pamela Betti Band Commack. www.pamelabetti.com
2012: Long Islanders Voted Electric Dudes the Best Band on Long Island!
1. Electric Dudes www.electricdudes.com 2. Borgo Pass 516-233-6157. www.borgopass.com 3. Mean Machine 516-308-MEAN. www.machinelive.com
2011: Long Islanders Voted Brand New Best Band on Long Island!
1. Brand New www.fightoffyourdemons.com 2. Gathering Time www.gatheringtimetrio.com 3. Nine Days www.myspace.com/9days
2010: Long Islanders Voted Push Play the Best Band From Long Island!
1. Push Play www.pushplaysite.com 2. Brand New www.fightoffyourdemons.com 3. Testing for Echo www.myspace.com/testingforecho