Tom celebrated 10 years with Elite Entertainment in 2008 and there is little left that this entertainer has not accomplished. Mastered the Wedding DJ Business? Check. Opened up a successful Video Company? Did that. Remixed songs? Yup. Spun at top night clubs in Philly and New York? Did that too.
Tom performs at over 90 events for Elite Entertainment every year. His schedule books up far in advance and if you’ve seen Tom perform live you’ll know why. He provides the perfect mix of dynamic MCing, excellent programming and incredible dance music mixing. Tom can take any party to a higher place. And that’s not just us saying it, it’s the scores of banquet people and photographers who not only refer Elite but tell their clients, “Make sure you get Tom.”
Anna and Brian had Elite Video Productions to capture all the great moments and also had a PhotoBooth by Elite which is always a big hit. Fun party and great people. Anna picked out every song and her music list was perfect. We started with a traditional Italian dance set and that broke the ice and set the party up for the rest of the night. Another amazing night. Anna and Brian posted a very nice review on WeddingWire a week later saying that I provided her with a magical night. Another big reason why I love this job.
Myself and Craig had an amazing time with this group. The wedding was at a place called The Stateroom in Ship Bottom which is a very cool place in LBI.
Cool vibe and the staff was great. The staff at The Stateroom and the bride and groom, Kate and Mike, wanted to have all the courses and dinner out and done before we even opened up the dance floor which means we had a full 2 hours to dance straight through till the end. So we hit them with everything we had and wow did they dance! Not one slow song (bride and grooms request) and 99 percent of Kate and Mike’s guests were on the dance floor. At one point we played Party Rock Anthem, Sexy and I Know It, Gangnam Style and then the Harlem Shake (all which were Kate’s requests) all in a row and the people lost their minds. The sweat that came off the guests dancing was pretty funny.
At the end of the night we handed out a ton of cards and the staff at the State Room took a bunch of cards too. It felt great when the staff said that was the best time we ever had working at a wedding. One waiter came up to us and said “wow, best DJ’s of the year!!” About a week later Katie and Mike posted an awesome review on us on WeddingWire.
I worked Kim and Scotts wedding at McLoone’s Pier House in Long Branch and Mike Walter, my “boss”, worked there the next day. The Thursday before he told me to keep the place standing so I did the best I could. We had such a blast partying with Kim and Scott. There is nothing better than working a wedding when it’s your referral because everybody knows what to expect… a slammin party from me (haha). Everyone danced from start to finish. Instead of the traditional sit down dinner, Kim and Scott wanted McLoone’s to set up cocktail stations around the room to keep open all night. This way people can eat when they want and dance when they want. No sitting down. We kept it upbeat most of the time with only a couple slow songs. The music Kim and Scott wanted was great. They loved the 80′s sing a long stuff and wanted a ton of old school club and hip hop. A bunch of people came up to us at the end of the night to grab business cards from us, so I hope to party with this group again soon. So, Mike Walter, I think I kept the place standing for ya.
Small group in a big room. We were in the big room (Janine’s room) at the Crystal Point in Point Pleasant. As always the wedding was perfect with Jeanine running the show and the staff doing an amazing job. It was a smaller wedding with a huge dance floor which sometimes can be a challenge, but not with this group. Jessica and Tristan’s guests were ready to party. Right from the start, before the party began, only the wedding party were hanging out in the room. We did a sound check and my assistant Rob Habermann played a TLC song. Next thing you know, the members of the wedding party were dancing around and acting wild. That is always a great sign of a good party. That’s exactly what happened. The dance floor was packed all night with a huge mix of music. If there is one thing I know from doing this so many years is that if you have a Bride and Groom, along with their wedding party, dancing all night, all the guests will join in on the fun.
What a awesome night at one of our favorite places to work. The Rosewood in Edison is always a great place with very good food and a friendly staff.
From beginning to end what a great wedding for Christina and Eddie. Not only was Elite Entertainment there ready to party we also had Davide Fuoco from Elite Photo Booths there with all his energy and enthusiasm to add to the party. As a matter of fact when we played Cotton Eyed Joe he jumped on the dance floor to help show the dance (since I know it’s one of his favorite songs to dance to.) On top of that we had the pleasure of working with John from Galis Photography, one of the nicest guys in the business.
The entire night was a blast. Myself and Rob Haberman rocked the crowd and danced non stop. There were only children in the wedding party which made it a lot of fun when we introduced them to Party Rock Anthem as they danced into the room. Thanks again to Christina & Eddie for a night full of fun and dancing.
Two words, awesome couple!! Heather and Michael met 10 years ago and got engaged 9 years ago. They had to wait a long time for there beautiful wedding day and that is exactly what they got. What a nice day they had at the very popular tourist attraction called the Renault Winery. The wedding party was a lot of fun!! Heather and Michael’s daughter was the maid of honor and there son was the best man. The flower girl was Heather and Michael’s daughter as well and she was so cute. She asked me if I could introduce her doll that she was carrying in with her and I said no problem,she said her name is Kit. When I introduced the flower girl and her doll she had a smile from ear to ear.
When I introduced the Bride and Groom they went right into there first dance which was You Are The Best Thing by Ray LaMontangne. Then they wanted to jump into The Zephyr Song by Red Hot Chili Peppers and invite all there guests because that was Heather and Michael’s official song but was to fast to slow dance to. Heather was nervous that people wouldn’t join but I am pretty good at getting people on the dance floor so that was not a problem. She was very happy to see that.
Overall another great wedding on a beautiful day. Music was a big mix to get all there guests up dancing and singing along. Heather is a big 90′s dance fan so I played plenty of that including songs by Technotronic, Real 2 Reel and even some Heavy D and Freestyle.
The photographer I worked with is one of the best in Jersey. Chris Marconi is amazing. Great personality and his photographs are beautiful and creative. Looking forward to working with Chris again.
It’s not often when the groom and the best man look exactly alike. They were identical twins and I was lucky the groom wore a white vest so I could tell the two apart. The best man did an amazing job during the toast with a few surprises he mentioned about them growing up that even their parents didn’t know (party at their house when the parents weren’t home) so you can only imagine the hahahaha oh wait, what!!!? that came from there parents table. The bride Lauren could be a DJ. She picked out almost every song and every single one worked for her guests. She didn’t put the songs in any order so I loved being able to put her songs that she wanted in sets to make them work. The smile on her face every time one of her songs came on was priceless. A big moment in the night was during introductions when I introduced Lauren and Brett into the room with there song they picked Chris Brown’s Yeah 3x.
The guests went crazy and as soon as Lauren and Brett hit the floor I invited all the guests to dance with them during their intro song. I love being able to do that to set the mood of the party early and what a great celebration it was. My assistant was Steve Louissaint. I would work with him anytime. His brother Marshall is an MC with Elite and if you know Marshall he is one of the nicest people you will ever meet and his brother is the same. Steve was on point with the gear and very enthusiastic throughout the entire night. He was on the dance floor as well and the bride loved him. At the end of the wedding the bride Lauren said to me “tell Stevie I said goodbye and great job”. I love when the Bride and Groom notice how the assistant did a great job. Oh I did I mention Lauren posted a awesome WeddingWire review only 2 days later!!!!
I had the opportunity to work a wedding on St. Patricks day and what a party it was. The bride and groom, Tara and Robert, and their families are all Irish so it was double the celebration. From beginning to end people danced, sang, laughed, and partied. You could just feel the love in the room. Their reception was at the Basking Ridge Country Club, where I’ve worked plenty of times before, and I love it there. The staff is so much fun and it looked like they fit right in with the crowd.
Tara loves music and it was the most important thing to her on her big day. We talked for months about her idea’s and music. She was able to pick out every song and left it up to me to put it all together in sets throughout the night. Every song she picked out worked and was perfect so obviously she knows her family and friends musical tastes very well. There were also a few surprises that night and if you know the Irish, they went all out with Irish Jig dancers, bagpipers, and even a marching band(WHAT!!!). Once again a successful night and hope to work a wedding every St. Patricks Day.
It was the night before New Year’s Eve and all through the house, not a guest was sitting down, not even the staff. HaHa!
There is a moment about this night I will never forget, but I will get to that in a minute. What a great party! Myself and my assistant Craig drove together. We arrived before the ceremony started because Caitlin and Dustin asked if their cousin can use one of our speakers to plug his guitar in so he can play during the ceremony. He did a perfect job and sounded great. The wedding was a blast from beginning to end. Even though the next day was NYE that did not stop anyone from partying. I personally think they went all out at the wedding and took it easy on NYE. The music was a big mix, all the way newer dance music to some country, since Caitlin and Dustin live in Texas. One special moment was Dustin’s brother playing the keyboard as Dustin danced with his mother.
The one moment I will never forget is this. One of the groomsmen is in the Army and was overseas. All 4 of his children and his wife were also in the wedding party. His daughter around the age of 14 was upset and I could tell. His son was around 10 and the father also has twin baby’s which he hasn’t even met yet. Before the main room was open the wedding party was taking pictures, and during that time, guess who shows up – THEIR FATHER! What a huge surprise! When the 14 year old saw her father the look on her face was priceless. She could not stop crying. The 10 year old hugged him and wouldn’t let go. And when his wife said to their little twins, “That’s your daddy,the man from the computer.” there was not a dry eye in the room. He held his twins for the first time. People like him and all who are in the armed forces are the most amazing people on earth. They give up so much (family) to protect us.
This is another reason why I love this job so much, you get to meet some phenomenal people.
A perfect December night for a wedding, and I was excited about this night for a few reasons:
The first reason was the bride and groom. When I met with them, all they wanted was a party. Teresa told me she wanted everybody in the room on the dance floor. Jeff is a big club music fan and wanted some of his music played to feel as if they were at a club although he was a little nervous that the guests might not be into it. I told him not to worry, and I would not only be able to play it but make people love it. The way I did that was sneak a few of those in between the commercial dance songs and WOW, did that work. People went crazy! So much energy in the room and the dance floor was packed with all ages. The first set of the night I went all out to show everyone how much of a good time we are going to have. Three songs in and Teresa came over to me so excited and with a huge smile and said ”Oh my god I didn’t think it was going to be this good!”. That made me feel great and from that point on, I knew it was going to be an amazing night.
The second reason was the venue. The Channel Club is one of my favorite places to work. Fred, Li,z and the staff are the nicest people you will ever meet and they care so much about how the night goes. Every time I work there the night goes smooth.
The third reason was my assistant. Mike Walter told me I was working with a guy named Dan who is about to start training soon to be an MC. I love this because I get to help him and give him some pointers right on the spot. He did a terrific job, and I know he will be a great addition to the Elite staff.
Once again an incredible night of fun and dancing. Teresa and Jeff, along with the entire room, danced all night and I had to force them off the dance floor for dinner. The music was a big mix from newer dance music by artists like David Guetta, Pitbull, Avicii and even some older songs from the Hunka Bunka days (Final Chapter and Ride the Trip). I passed out at least 8 business cards and would love to party with this crew anytime. Congratulations Teresa and Jeff.
This is always a very special holiday party I perform at every year. To me and many others these great people are angels for what they do for a living. The staff at SolAmore Hospice deal with a lot of emotion and loss all year and this holiday party for them is one night to get away. One night for all of the staff to get together on a positive note and dance the night away.
Every year I work this party makes me realize that what we do is more than just a job. We are able to take a room full of people and help them forget life even for just a few hours as they dance,sing,smile and laugh. That is exactly what this group of great people do and WOW, what a party. It is such a beautiful feeling at the end of the night when so many people come up to hug me, thank me, and tell me how much they needed this night. This is one of those holiday parties that call a year before there party to make sure they book me personally, and that makes me feel great. I can’t wait for this party next year!!
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