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Emily · Married on 07/28/2018
Best band Ever!
We booked CityScape after going back and forth on a DJ vs a band. My husband, a musician himself, insisted on the band. Our only problem? We were booking this whole thing from London and we couldn't go and see the bands perform. We ended up going with CityScape and it could not have worked out better! Mike, the band leader, made it SO easy to organize the entire thing from abroad. He talked my British husband through the entire thing (as weddings are run a little different here).Sent on 10/17/2018
I cannot thank this band enough for everything at the wedding! They were so fun and EVERYONE kept telling us that we had the best band they've ever seen at a wedding. We added the Park Avenue Horns as well which really kicked it up a notch. My husband was REALLY impressed and so were the rest of our guests (many of them musicians themselves). They play music that caters to ALL age groups and people were dancing from the moment we came in to the last song. One of the staff at the venue even said they never saw so many people on the dance floor. If you are considering a band, or maybe you haven't even considered one yet, I really recommend CityScape!
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Jennifer Davis · Married on 04/12/2019
EMG was awesome!
Bryan was the best! He made the process seamless and fun from beginning to end - super pleasant and easy to work with. He listened and actually cared about making the wedding what WE wanted it to be. I received so many compliments about our DJ from guests - everyone loved the music. I love all types of music and wanted a good mix, and Bryan was really good at reading the room and changing music genres seamlessly. He had everyone up on the floor the entire night. Bryan and the entire team at EMG are great - I definitely recommend them!Sent on 04/23/2019
Kristen Kavanaugh · Married on 04/06/2019
EMG...oh man, so good!! Our wedding was on April 6th and I don't even know how to thank them. Bryan and his team were amazing. The music was the best and Bryan is a natural on the mic. It was important to me and my husband that our MC was not a goofy 90's hype man. Bryan was so cool and really worked to figure out exactly what we wanted. Everyone's taste in music is different and he did the greatest job getting to know us to find out what we liked and then our guests as well. He kept us smiling and laughing! He was clear with announcements, kept our entire party on the dance floor all night, and wasn't cheesy or over the top. We rented the mirror photo booth which was a big hit. We got a book of photos at the end of the night that are truly priceless!Sent on 04/22/2019
Bryan made the planning process fun and easy and helped to keep our event running smoothly. I would choose them again and again. Oh! And we also hired a piano player for our ceremony and cocktail hour who was so talented. We put together a playlist of our favorite songs and he played every single song masterfully. We have some friends who are musicians who were so impressed! Beyoncé to Queen, every song was awesome!
The EMG team are true professionals who will make sure you are at ease and having fun from day one of planning up until the very end of your event. Thank you so much!
Dawn Kummer · Married on 03/17/2019
Awesome and memorable
We had a great experience with the Elegant Music Group! Both Tom and Mike did fantastic job at keeping the fun atmosphere going! Tom would always come by and make sure if we are doing okay. Tom even helped out to include a surprise dance that I put together. The keyboard player for the ceremony and cocktail hour was awesome as well, everyone loved the live, light music before the party.Sent on 03/19/2019
They are awesome to work with!!
Lisa · Married on 03/15/2019
Best dj ever!
Bryan Festa and the EMG team were amazing! Bryan was super responsive and he was more than willing to be flexible with our music choices/wants and our do not play list. He even went out of his way to call the week of the wedding to make sure we were all on the same page. The dance floor was full the entire wedding! He keeps the jams going and never lets a song play for too long so people don't get bored with it. He's professional and showed up early to make sure everything was set up, and he's a super awesome guy! You'd be crazy not to book with Bryan and EMG! We can't thank them enough for making the party!Sent on 03/19/2019
Eugenia Shneider · Married on 03/03/2019
Loved working with Elegant Music Group! Amazing experience!
Trying to plan the wedding within a reasonable budget and in just two months seemed to be an impossible task, and we would not have been able to pull it off without help from Bryan Festa and Elegant Music Group. Bryan immediately responded to any questions we had, and invited us to attend one of the EMG showcases, where the band, individual musicians, DJs, all impressed us with how amazingly talented they were. We were extremely lucky that Bryan himself was available on the day of our wedding. He made the entire planning process so easy, flexible with scheduling times, recommending music to us (we are pretty indecisive and like EVERYTHING), and overall, being so helpful and patient. With 50% of the family and bridal party having difficult names, he ensured that he pronounced everything correctly, even some super complicated names. Bryan also knew some of our cultural (Russian and Italian) traditions even better than we did. Words cannot express how thankful we are for his professionalism and help in every step of the way, helping to ensure we have the best event possible within a short timeframe. Even on the wedding day itself, when everything around us seemed to be chaotic, there was one thing we could absolutely trust - the music, announcements, the whole flow of the night were taken care of by Bryan. Our guests had so much fun, and despite the snowy, rainy weather, stayed as long as they could to dance and enjoy the music. I could say with confidence that our music and the DJ team really were what made this wedding a blast! Thank you!!!Sent on 03/23/2019
Shane McDonough · Married on 02/23/2019
Best DJ You Could Ask For
It's pretty simple, if you want a wedding that is fun call Tommy. From start to finish he was not only one of the most responsible vendors we ever dealt with but was one of the easiest to work with as well. Whether you have a vision for your wedding or not he will make it happen. We had an absolute blast at our wedding and have received the best feedback from friends and family regarding how much fun the wedding was and how they couldn't help themselves from being on the dance floor all night. Thank you to Tommy and the entire Elegant Music Group for making our wedding night the best we will never forget. - Shane and KimSent on 03/04/2019
Melissa · Married on 02/22/2019
Don't bother going anywhere else!
I can't take credit for finding them; they came recommended by the venue. But boy am I glad they did! Matty made this whole process pain free and went above and beyond to make it the best night ever. I am very Type A and love lists. I am so grateful for his level of patience with my constant emails and texts. He was always available, weekday or weekend. He had great suggestions and saw my vision perfectly. He stuck to the genres, songs, and requests my husband and I had. *Disclaimer* my side of the family is Colombian, and it is hard to find someone who knows to split the music fairly between both sides of the family. He played enough music for my husband's Italian side, my Colombian side, for the kids to have fun, and to make it a memorable night overall. Matty and the whole EMG team... thank you all! *PS* we also had the photobooth through them and it has a huge hit!Sent on 03/20/2019
Michaela · Married on 02/15/2019
Matty and the rest of the EMG team were amazing throughout the entire wedding planning process. They are very flexible with scheduling appointments and they are genuinely as excited for your big day as you are! They take the time to get to know your music styles before the event and the dance floor was never empty. The entire reception ran smoothly from start to finish all thanks to Matty. If you're looking for a good time, look no further than EMG!Sent on 02/23/2019
Michael Fitzgerald · Married on 02/15/2019
Best party of our lives!
Bryan absolutely killed it all night! Empty seats and a packed dance floor. His timing and selection of songs was on point the entire night. We received rave reviews how insanely fun the night was and how awesome the DJ was. “Best DJ we have ever heard” Highly recommend EMG!Sent on 03/22/2019
Desiree · Married on 01/19/2019
Best party ever!
Matty and his team were amazing! I honestly did not even expect my family & friends to dance as much as they did. Before we were even announced, people were on the dance floor! We had the the dancing on the clouds effect, which looks amazing in photos. Matty checked in with us all night to make sure we were happy with how everything was going. He really did an awesome job. Thank you Matty & the EMG team for making our wedding day the best day ever!Sent on 03/30/2019
Stephanie · Married on 12/31/2018
They are the best!!!
We can’t even begin to tell you how amazing our wedding was thanks to Bryan Festa and the rest of his team that made our wedding the most amazing party!!!!!! From the first conversation I had with Bryan he really made my experience seamless. He was beyond professional and talented. We immediately trusted him and knew he was going to put on an incredible party. We did the DJ /Band combo..... and got married on NYE. I highly recommend it. Out of this world good! I still have people calling me up to tell me how amazing our music was. Bryan was our DJ and literally helped me the entire process and assured me that it would be awesome and that it was. He worked with the band to give them direction as to what we were looking for and they blew our minds. The band was absolutely incredible. It was the best best best vibe all night! From the cocktail hour trio music, DJ/ band combo, to the first dance snow fall and the midnight confetti blast! Let’s not forget the awesome mirror photo booth. Best group ever.Sent on 01/11/2019
We danced the night away and so did ever guest there!
We are so sad the wedding is over because we are going to miss working with Bryan and the excellent team there that treated us like family. Bryan went above and beyond to help us all along the way. He even helped me with my church music coordination and we were using the music performers from our church not elegant music group but because he knew a little more they did some digging and helped answer some of my questions for me and didn’t have to do that at all. Cheers to you guys for that!
We love you all and can’t thank you enough!!!
Kimberly Pappas · Married on 12/15/2018
Must hire dj
THE BEST DJ EXPERIENCE EVER. My husband and I met Tom at a bridal showcase at our venue and instantly loved him. He was so calm, really wanted to hear what we had to say and drew us right in from the start. We had a follow-up phone call with him and cancelled all of our other phone calls with other prospective DJs. He listened to every thing we wanted our wedding to be and we knew we were good to go. We had two follow-up calls/meetings with him and again, felt so comfortable after each discussion. THE WEDDING WAS AMAZING. All of our guests came up to us after screaming accolades of the DJ. Tom did everything we asked for and more. He did not play once song from our 'do not playlist' and played everything we asked him to play. We even had him survey the crowd and play certain genres based on how many people were sitting (if any) and how the crowd reacted to each song. We loved working with Tom - he made our wedding any unforgettable night, truly incredible. We recommend EMG to ANYONE looking to have a wedding / party for all of your family and friends. It was more than we could have ever asked for!! Thank you Tom!!Sent on 01/11/2019
Brittny · Married on 12/15/2018
Awesome DJs with Outgoing Personalities!
We were married on December 15th, 2018 and we highly recommend Elegant Music Group, especially our DJs Bryan and Mike! We met with Bryan a few times before our wedding and he was awesome to work with. Very personable with a super outgoing personality. As soon as we met him we knew we found out DJ from the energy we felt!Sent on 01/15/2019
We were told during and after our reception by so many of our guests that they loved the music and the dance floor was packed the whole night! Our guests have so many different music tastes, but Bryan and Mike found the best music to get everyone up and dancing. We had a blast and so did our guests!
Brian Boisier · Married on 12/08/2018
Awesome in every way
EMG absolutely CRUSHED our wedding. Most - if not all - of our attendees told us how much they loved the music, and we couldn't agree more. They were extremely easy to work with, very professional, and quite honestly, really cool guys. We worked with Brian, and we can't say enough good things. We would recommend EMG 100%.Sent on 12/31/2018
We don't have one negative thing to say, and they are a big reason why our wedding was a success.
Laura · Married on 12/01/2018
Bottom line: AMAZING!
THANK YOU CITYSCAPE! My husband and I were married at Seaview Hotel in Galloway, NJ on 12/1/18. It was more than anything we could have hoped it would be - mainly because of CityScape! Mike Salpaugh, the band leader, was incredibly professional and helped us plan out the perfect evening from start to finish. He really made the experience very positive and easy for us. We saw CityScape first at one of their showcases and knew instantly that we were going to book them. We had a meeting with Mark - the owner of EMG - in their Montclair office shortly after (a beautiful space, by the way!) and set everything up. A few weeks prior to the wedding, we discussed details with Mike and were amazed at how easily all of our special requests were met. The day of was truly spectacular! From the beautiful renditions during the ceremony and the cocktail hour to the absolute party at the reception. Our guests loved that the guitarists actually came down into the crowd and jammed out! Both singers have stunning voices, and there was a wide variety of songs played. We really could not have asked for a more amazing experience. If you want to have the party of a lifetime, BOOK CITYSCAPE!Sent on 01/06/2019
Jaclyn · Married on 11/21/2018
Totally Customizable Wedding Experience with EMG
Our wedding was 11/21/2018 at The Park Savoy and we couldn't have asked for a better DJ than Elegant Music Group. As Montclair locals, my husband and I had heard nothing but great things about EMG, so we decided to meet with them at their office on Church Street. We first met with Tom Gambuzza, a partner/DJ/event host. Tom greeted us like we were long time friends, made us feel comfortable and welcome while we discussed party packages and price options. Tom is incredibly knowledgable and stands behind everything EMG has to offer. They were completely willing to work with us and stayed well within our budget. I'm pretty sure we signed a contract at that first meeting! Over the next few months, we met with Tom a few times, but each time was brief and very productive.Sent on 01/24/2019
Our guest makeup was a mix of late 20s/early 30s friends and late 50s/early 60s family members. We wanted to have a party playlist that would accommodate our guests of all ages and Tom completely nailed it. We had an absolute BLAST at our wedding. EMG put together songs that felt like they were made just for our day. We also opted in for a monogram and photo booth and all of our guests absolutely loved both.
I can't recommend EMG enough - they were everything we asked for and more!
Rebecca · Married on 11/17/2018
Amazing from start to finish!
We had such a great experience working with Elegant Music Group and Tom specifically. He was so easy to work with and really took the time to get to know us to make sure he understood our vision for the big day. People are continuing to rave about his music selection!Sent on 11/30/2018
Dana Kline · Married on 11/16/2018
Can't recommend Bryan and EMG enough!
We had Bryan DJ at our wedding in November 2018. He couldn't have been any easier to work with. We spoke initially about a year prior to the wedding. I spoke to a few other DJ options but knew immediately that EMG would be the best choice.Sent on 11/25/2018
We had another phone call and a FaceTime meeting closer to the wedding (you can meet in person if you'd prefer), and my husband and I filled out a couple of packets of music preferences. From there, I left everything in Bryan's hands and he did not disappoint!
I had multiple wedding guests approach me during and after the wedding to say how great he was. They asked how many songs I had pre-selected and were so surprised to find out it was only a few. He really knew how to read the room and play music that kept everyone up and dancing all night long.
I would recommend EMG and specifically Bryan to anyone who was in need of a DJ.
Taylor Howe · Married on 11/15/2018
I am beyond happy we decided to go with Elegant Music Group!!!!! They were on point all night, everyone absolutely loved them. Bryan and Matty did an amazing job!! I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a Dj.Sent on 11/21/2018
Alyssa · Married on 11/10/2018
Emg nailed it
I’m not sure my review would do justice to how awesome and easy it was to work with Bryan at EMG, but the bottom line is (1) we booked Bryan because we attended a friend’s wedding where he DJ’d and we never left the dance floor and (2) our friends literally just booked Bryan for their wedding next December after dancing the night away at ours.Sent on 11/27/2018
The details if you need more reason to book EMG:
As we started researching DJs, we thought about the weddings where we had the best time on the dance floor and reached out to our friends for recommendations. We had conversations with one or two other DJs and it wasn’t clicking for us. Then we had our first phone conversation with Bryan at EMG it just clicked. It was an easy decision to book Bryan, which was made almost instantly after we hung up the phone. The team at EMG made the planning process easy with worksheets to help narrow in on our likes & dislikes, must haves and do not play lists. The in-person finals meeting solidified we had the right guy to execute our reception vision of dance party USA / late 90s, early 00’s college party.
And Bryan NAILED it the night of. He respected our wishes in terms of the “do not play” list and kindly dismissed any song requests that didn’t fit into our vision. I got amazing feedback from our guests. We had a few “amateur” DJs in attendance who commented on the mixing of the songs, especially that each song led perfectly into the next without skipping a beat or a moment of silence. Another guest almost never left the dance floor that the soles of his Cole Haan shoes almost completely separated from the shoe itself.
I only have 2 complaints:
(1) He played one song that I was just like, “Really? This songs sucks, who requested this? Kick them out!”
But as soon as I walked over to the booth at the next opportunity it was gone and an even better song had more people on the dance floor.
(2) The set list was so good, I never wanted to leave the dance floor which meant my opportunities to use the ladies room or visit with guests off the dance floor was nearly impossible. (OK, so not really a major issue, but you can never give someone a 10/10).
*do note that in exchange for this review I demanded our playlist because it was just so amazing I want to use it while at the gym, working around the house or hosting a smaller dance party at home.
Renae · Married on 11/03/2018
The most epic party!
I am SO glad we inquired and booked EMG!!! So professional, knowledgeable, and so great to work with! Everyone on their team was amazing that we corresponded with, Bryan, Michelle and our course our DJ Matty G. After the initial meeting before booking and the meeting with our DJ after booking, we knew we were in AMAZING hands with people who knew how to throw great parties based on our guests' vibes and not a jersey shore night club. I didn't have to worry at all and it was totally stress-free the whole time. Matty G did an amazing job as our DJ!!!!! We got married on 11/3/18 at the Park Savoy and our family and friends are still talking about how packed the dance floor was THE WHOLE NIGHT and how great the music was. Truly the best party ever!!! Exactly what we had envisioned and Matty was even able to battle the Viennese dessert room because there was still people on the dance floor during that time! I would chose EMG and Matty as our DJ again and AGAIN! RECOMMENDING TO EVERYONE!! 😊Sent on 11/28/2018
kylie · Married on 11/03/2018
CityScape & The Park Avenue Horns performed at our wedding on November 3, 2018, and they truly made our celebration into the ultimate party! Our guests were dancing nonstop and have been continuously telling us even to this day how fantastic the band was! Even before we saw them in person, we came across a video of CityScape and saw how special they are! They were so easy to work with- Mike was so accommodating and truly helped tailor the day and music to exactly what we were looking for! EMG also provided ceremony music (with songs we requested) as well as a DJ for our after party! CityScape, The Park Avenue Horns and EMG truly helped to make our day so magical, and we recommend them for any event!Sent on 01/10/2019
Lauren Mindo · Married on 11/02/2018
EMG nailed it!
I cannot thank Tommy and the rest of the EMG team for making our wedding day so much fun! They were so helpful during the planning process and made our vision come to a reality on the day of. Everything was perfect from the ceremony music to the last song that played! Tommy’s energy was phenomenal and kept the party going all night. They had to kick us off the dance floor! And the photo booth was a huge hit! The booklet they made and gave us containing everyone’s photos was so sweet and such an amazing memory to hold on to. We are truly blessed to have had EMG be a part of our perfect day!Sent on 02/16/2019
Jeff Peterson · Married on 11/02/2018
Top Notch Professionals
My wife and I had selected EMG for our wedding last fall -- and we were incredibly happy with our choice! Bryan worked with us several months prior to the Big Day in selecting the music and creating a playlist that was perfect for us. During the reception, both Bryan and Frank did a fantastic job in keeping the party going, looking after my bride and me, and above all else, played an amazing set during our reception. Many of our friends complimented us on the music. We give kudos to Bryan, Frank, and EMG for helping to put it all together!Sent on 02/22/2019