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Dana · Married on 10/20/2019
Best. Night. EVER.
I literally cannot put into words how grateful we are to have had Elegant Music Group a part of our wedding night. Tom was such a pleasure to work with and he made us feel so comfortable leaving him and his team in charge of our night. I was very particular on my music selections and how I wanted the night to go. He was so patient with me and literally helped make our wedding night the most amazing and memorable night of our lives. The music was ON POINT! I cannot tell you how many people came up to us and said that the music was the best and that they actually danced the whole night away. That is exactly what my husband and I wanted. Tom and his team even took the time to put together a ten minute slide show presentation of photos for us. It was very special for us to have that a part of our night, and thanks to EMG they made it happen! The live musicians we had also kept the party going! We loved having the percussionist and saxophone player on the dance floor! It was truly the best night ever!Sent on 11/01/2019
Monica Loranger · Married on 10/19/2019
Best experience with EMG!
There aren’t enough words to express how incredible our experience was working with Elegant Music Group from start to finish. From the beginning we established a solid rapport with DJ Matty G, we had full trust in him and his talented musical work! He exceeded all expectations! In addition to DJing, we had up lighting, a SnapChat filter, dancing on a cloud, and 3 musicians to play instrumental music during our ceremony and cocktail hour. I would highly recommend their services for your next wedding or event! Matty G was the best and put us at ease throughout the process!! Thanks EMG!Sent on 10/23/2019
Lynda · Married on 10/19/2019
Great energy, sheer professionalism & epic vibessss!
When Mike and I got engaged, we knew a DJ was the route we wanted to take for our Latino/Italian/Irish/German party crowd. I had a good friend that was planning her wedding while we were scoping out some vendors/quotes & she said to reach out to Bryan at EMG right away, as he was super cool & easy to work with.Sent on 11/12/2019
I made the call, Mike and I met with Bryan in their office in Montclair (go to Raymond's for a date night after your appt, wine shop is right next door) and we knew that Bryan would be the man to bring the party of our love to life!
*Advice* When you book Bryan or anyone at EMG Productions, follow them on your social media platforms. It's so awesome to see all of their spaces, the beats they play, vibes they create & the passion they have for their craft & their clients... I guarantee you'll stress less during the process ;)
Our wedding order included: ceremony piano, (2) reception DJs (BRYAN, we obviously love you - Alper, thanks so much for all of your work!) & (1) reception saxophone player - ALPER, you rocked it out sir!) & their sleek photo booth that everyone raved over!!
I surprised my dad with a video that Bryan chatted through with us to bring it to life. He brought a pop up screen during our dance (which my dad said was his favorite part; WOO!)
We had a few surprises for the guests throughout the night as well that basically made some dreams come true both for myself & some immediate family members & I felt the need to take the moment to thank you Bryan for exceptional service, attention to detail & patience with me during the planning process. We had an amazingly beautiful day & we have you to thank for soon much of that. Can't wait to refer you to others, continue to watch you grow (and do your epic check-in's) & work with you again! Keep on rocking!
(Shout out to Mike, Mike & Hayes too!!!)
Jacqueline · Married on 10/13/2019
Perfect band for the best party
Elegant Music Group exceeded all of our expectations!! They definitely listened to all of our preferences and created an atmosphere that kept all of our guests dancing all night long. The singer as well as the instrumentals were tip top! The would often get into the crowd and party along with the guests and excite everyone with their talents. We highly highly highly recommend this band!!Sent on 11/03/2019
Vanessa Provenzano · Married on 10/05/2019
Fantastic, wonderful, awesome
My wedding was on October 5, 2019. All I can say is WOW it was a fantastic night with city escape. The band was speechless. My dance floor was full of dancing guest from begging to end. My guest can’t stop talking about the band. I loved that they interact with your guest and yourself it was amazing. I am so happy I found them at a wedding expo. I would recommend them in a heart beat to anyone getting married in the future.Sent on 10/16/2019
Courtney Campbell · Married on 10/05/2019
Emg is the best!
Bryan was such a great DJ he had everyone up dancing the whole night-which is exactly what we asked for!! From start to finish Bryan was so easy to work with. He was great to get along with, very responsive, and paid attention to the little details. Like most weddings, we wanted to have the right balance of oldies and today’s hit and he perfected it. His ability to read the energy in the room is unmatched, truly great at what he does! People are still telling us how much fun they had at our wedding. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to use EMG!Sent on 10/31/2019
Megan Gallagher · Married on 10/05/2019
Party the night away with Tom from EMG!
One of the most important aspects of planning a wedding for us was to throw one hell of a party! EMG, and especially Tom, made our dreams a reality! People danced the entire night, the mix of music meant that Gram was able to boogie until the wee hours along with our very youngest guests! Additionally, my husband and I were able to have the most amazing time at our wedding - dancing and laughing and signing the night away! Tom was able to keep the energy up and everyone having a wonderful time throughout the day/night. We were able to go through EMG and hire our ceremony musicians, cocktail hour quartet, we added on all the extras including a saxophonist, electric violin and percussionist, lighting and sparklers, as well as an after hours party that lasted until 2am! Tom was easy to talk to, easy to get in touch with and truly kept everyone up and out of their seat dancing all night long! We couldn't have asked for more!Sent on 02/18/2020
Laura Tugultschinow · Married on 10/04/2019
EMG is an Awesome Group
EMG is such a great, fun group to have as entertainment at your wedding. Tom and his team were very professional and enthusiastic. They pay attention to details and really get to know their clients’ tastes. We could trust them to make sure everything was set up perfectly for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. We loved that our reception was a nonstop dance party, especially during the 90s hour Tom put together for us, and the room looked amazing with EMG’s uplighting! Our guests are still raving about it. We highly recommend hiring EMG.Sent on 12/31/2019
Megan · Married on 09/28/2019
Professional & Talented!
My husband and I chose Cityscape and the Park City Horns for our September 2019 wedding.Sent on 10/13/2019
Right from the get-go, we knew that we had picked the right band. They were responsive to every e-mail, every request, and very flexible with everything that we asked for. The main request we had was that we wanted to keep the dance floor packed for as long as possible, and man, they delivered!!! At one point, one of the groomsmen turned to me on the dance floor and said, "I can't believe they are actually SINGING this!!!" He was so blown away at the caliber of the vocalists (the musicians weren't too shabby either!). We (and our guests) were beyond impressed. I can't thank them enough for being a part of the wedding of my dreams!!!
Stephanie · Married on 09/22/2019
9.22.19 Wedding w/ Tommy at EMG
Our experience with EMG was beyond amazing. We worked with Tommy and his professionalism and communication surpassed our expectations. We will definitely guide you and give sound advice on any of your questions/concerns. Our finals meeting with him before the wedding was invaluable - it really helped us to figure out what vibe we wanted and really helped us narrow down music choices for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. I also listened to a few of their podcasts before our finals meeting which really helped as well! We also chose to have a violinist and keyboard player during the ceremony and cocktail and really made the ceremony so perfect. We also had Justin plaing the saxophone during the reception - AMAZING. If you can swing it and unsure about it - just go for it. Created such a cool dynamic to the wedding. I haven't received my wedding video yet but can not wait to see it - as a bride, the whole night was kind of a blur, so I can't wait to see the sax in action again! Tommy was a perfect host and made sure all our special request songs and dances were highlighted during the reception. We truly full trusted that Tom and his team were going to be nothing but exceptional - which is a wonderful feeling leading up to the big day.Sent on 11/11/2019
Nina · Married on 09/20/2019
Emg is amazing
EMG is by far the best entertainment company I have ever had the pleasure of working with. They are simply amazing! My husband and I were married September 20th and we were lucky enough to work with many members of the EMG team. Tom went above and beyond for the planning process, Matty & Shawn could not have done a better job bringing our vision to life! Johnnys lighting was absolutely amazing and Michelle did an awesome job making sure that our photo booth was constantly filled to bring us plenty of memories with those photos! Tom, Matty and the rest of the EMG team are very professional and make sure that their customers are 100% satisfied! Thank you EMG for keeping our dance floor packed and for being apart of making our wedding perfect for us!Sent on 10/16/2019
Meredith L · Married on 09/11/2019
The Best Money We Spent for Our Wedding
My (now) husband and I knew we wanted to prioritize the music for our wedding reception, as we are both from families with many talented musicians and music lovers (including my husband). We hired EMG’s Cityscape Band and the Park Avenue Horns (8 pieces total), and it was the best money we spent for our wedding. They truly made the party and drew everyone onto the dance floor throughout the night (and joined guests on the dance floor with their instruments). It was incredibly engaging and interactive and made our wedding reception unique and memorable. Weeks later, guests continue to talk about how fantastic the band was. In fact, two of our guests booked Cityscape for their wedding in 2020 just a couple of days after our wedding. The band also did a beautiful job on the songs for our first dance and parent dances, making those quieter moments feel very special. In addition, our band leader, Mike, demonstrated great professionalism and customer service In the months and weeks leading up to the wedding, talking us through different options for run of show and sharing his expertise in a very approachable way. We can’t recommend this band enough!Sent on 11/24/2019
Kate Kurzman · Married on 09/07/2019
THE BEST. People have been raving about our DJ and the music!!! We had Bryan Festa for our DJ and he knocked it out of the park!!! From the start over a year ago, Bryan was friendly, easy to talk to, answered every question with detail and respect. I never felt for a second that I had to worry about the music at our wedding. (As most people know, the music is top 3 most important thing at a wedding. If not most important)Sent on 09/14/2019
Leading up to the wedding, Bryan was helpful with suggestions and made it very clear and easy about what he needed from us. The day of the wedding, he eased my stress so much. We were right on schedule and he spoke to the caterer to make sure they were all on the same page and the whole day went so perfectly because of him.
It is my understanding that any of the DJs in this company are great, too. They are worth every penny and even helped me to keep things simple and cost effective.
Thank you so much, Bryan!!!
-Kate & Bill Kurzman-
Frank & Kara Paoluccio · Married on 09/01/2019
Our Wedding Experience
We had a phenomenal experience with EMG. It was like having our friends there doing the entertainment. That is how great they were and how comfortable we were with them!!! The music set the tone for our wedding and Bryan is a true professional! They are all incredibly responsive, attentive, professional and supply great quality. We would absolutely work with them again in the future!Sent on 09/10/2019
Marlo Hoffman · Married on 08/31/2019
From the ceremony to the last dance Matty customize the day with special music and a personalized touch. Would absolutely recommend!!!! The perfect music selection created an unforgettable experience..Sent on 10/22/2019
Megan Drager · Married on 08/24/2019
Amazing! Use this band!
CityScape & The Park Avenue Horns played our wedding and they were PHENOMENAL! I have not stopped receiving compliments about the band. Mike, the band leader, is great to work with from start to finish. He is responsive, offers great suggestions to help you plan, and is very easy to work with. The band themselves could not be better! They played continuously at our 6 hour reception and never missed a beat. The dance floor was packed the entire evening and the song selections were just perfect. We chose to go with a band since we had a large wedding and wanted to make it special. They cover such a wide variety of music from pop, to country, to 70s that there is something for every guest. They came into the crowd and interacted with our guests. So much fun! CityScape & The Park Avenue Horns really helped make our dream wedding come true!Sent on 08/30/2019
Monica · Married on 08/17/2019
The best of the best!
EMG made our wedding the most incredible night of our lives! Bryan was a breath of fresh air to work with - kind, helpful, and easy going from start to finish. It truly felt like we were working with a friend and he made the entire process so seamless. Music was one of the most important aspects of our wedding to us and Bryan went above and beyond our expectations. He set the tone all night long with Zach - the greatest party sax player EVER - and played an amazing set to keep the party going. We could barely pull anyone off the dance floor, and our friends and family haven't stop raving about how amazing the music was. Couldn't recommend Bryan and his team more!Sent on 08/22/2019
Clive Bransby · Married on 08/17/2019
We worked with Brian from EMG. He took extensive notes about our likes and dislikes. Listened to all that we wanted played and how we wanted things to move forward for the wedding. From the gathering prior to the ceremony, cocktail hour, and then into the evenings reception. We couldn't have asked for a team that worked so well with us and our guests to provide an event that people are still talking about, over a month later.
The energy level at our reception was amazing. Everyone stayed until the very end, and were up dancing the entire time. Even people who wouldn't typically dance, were up on the dance floor. The music was selected brilliantly to work for people of all ages. Young children to retirees.
During the dinner, Brian did an amazing job of planning the right balance of music with our speeches and special events like the raising of the shades to show the New York City skyline. It couldn't have been planned better. He also did an amazing job working with the entertainers we bought in from Screaming Queens, and had their music and lights all queued up from the moment they walked into the reception.
Highly recommend Brian and the entire team at EMG if you are looking for a group that will provide an elegant, energetic and brilliant vibe for any event.
These people really know what they are doing, and have all the latest and greatest equipment to light up any venue and ensure the quality and sound in every part of the venue is perfect.
Sent on 10/09/2019
Emily · Married on 08/17/2019
Matty G and his team were incredible!
We chose Elegant Music Group as a referral through The Madison Hotel where my husband and I had out wedding. Matty G and his team were extremely thorough, reassuring, and provided so much assistance throughout our wedding process! We felt at total ease and were reassured that the music, toasts, harp, and photobooth we received from them would go off without a hitch. We had a wonderful experience and would choose them over and over again without a doubt!Sent on 10/24/2019
Dennis · Married on 08/16/2019
I’d recommend this band to anyone getting married. I’d also urge you to include the horn section and have the singers equipped with the microphones that enable them to go onto the dance floor and engage the guests. They were outstanding and the most memorable part of our party.Sent on 08/18/2019
Elegant Music Group's reply:Thanks for the kind words, Dennis & Kate! CityScape had a great time...what a crowd! -Mike, Bandleader
Kate Curran · Married on 08/16/2019
Terrific wedding band!!
We booked Cityscape and the park Avenue horns for our August wedding in 2019. Before we booked, my husband and I couldn’t decide whether we wanted a DJ or band. When we finally booked the band, we realized what a brilliant decision we made. The music for our wedding celebration could be described with one word: exceptional. The dance floor was packed the entire night. I remember walking back into the room at one point and laughing that not a single guest was sitting down. Our friends and families can’t stop asking us how we found this band. Everyone was raving about them. Also, in terms of wedding bands, they are very affordable! But book fast because once everyone finds out how fantastic they are, they will probably figure out they can charge more for their services!! And they’ll still be worth every penny. Thank you city scape and the park avenue horns for being the highlight of our special day!!! We absolutely loved you guys!!Sent on 08/18/2019
Christina · Married on 08/16/2019
Amazing Wedding Experience
We worked with Bryan and he was amazing! A friend recommended EMG and I reached out and Bryan was super responsive. My husband and I felt a connection right away, he understood what we wanted and did not pressure us into any add ons. We had an acoustic guitar for our ceremony which was fabulous and Bryan killed it with the music all night. He came up to us throughout the whole reception to see if we needed anything and his energy was just awesome. We received so many compliments from our guests about how great the whole night was. Would highly recommend, hope to use them again for another event!Sent on 09/12/2019
Gina · Married on 08/16/2019
The best of the best!
EMG is the BEST OF THE BEST! Stop looking and go meet with them. Reasonable prices, amazing staff, and an incredible experience. They made our wedding entertainment vision come to life, from CO2 machines, to uplighting and interaction with the crowd. We also had on top of the DJ, a saxophone player and percussionist. This was such a hit! I am so happy that Tommy was able to DJ our engagement party, bridal shower and our wedding. Having a consistent DJ throughout our wedding events made our guest so excited for his amazing talent on our wedding day. Our wedding was almost two months ago and our guest are still talking about "How they have never been to a wedding with such an amazing DJ. The guest were on the dance floor the whole entire time." Stop looking any further and BOOK EMG!!Sent on 10/06/2019
Christian Lugo · Married on 08/10/2019
AMAZING! Highly recommend EMG.
Having to plan a wedding can be stressful, but with EMG the music aspect of the wedding was made as simple and streamlined as possible. I CANNOT RECOMMEND THEM ENOUGH to anyone who is looking for a DJ for their wedding. Bryan was by far one of the most professional DJs I have ever worked with. He made sure to check in during the entire planning process and was transparent about everything that would need to get done and the payment process for all of it. On the day of the wedding, Bryan was always around and constantly checked in to see how things were going, if we needed anything, or to guide us on what to do in regards to the cake cutting or other minor things you don't really ever think about because you are too busy having a blast. The day and night of was made absolutely amazing through their efforts and planning. The music was always great and lively and matched the mood of the crowd and dance floor as a whole. We have only heard good things from our guests in regards to the music, so please know that EMG and Bryan were absolutely amazing. Their business from top to bottom is first class and the people that work for them reflect their level of dedication.Sent on 08/26/2019
Beth Jacobs · Married on 08/03/2019
Most amazing wedding band ever!
Where do I even begin!? Cityscape & The Park Avenue Horns were THE most amazing wedding band I've seen. There was not a single lull on the dance floor from beginning to end. Besides the fact that they're all amazing musicians individually, their vibe as group was what really stood out to me. They were out on the dance floor having fun with the rest of us and they knew exactly how to read the crowd. It seemed like each song kept getting better and better. By the end of the night, every guest was begging for one more song. We received SO many compliments and one of our guests booked them for an event the very next week. Still not over it! Would recommend them to anyone and I hope I'm invited to another Cityscape wedding soon :)Sent on 10/23/2019