We were exhausted all week, but just now have finally had the opportunity to write to let you know how satisfied we were with More Than Music for Leah’s party. While we had some doubts originally about Jared and the band “Eclipse” ( not having seen or heard them previously), we were all quite pleased with their performance. Jared is a real professional…we have been to a few Bar and Bat Mitzvah parties this year, and Jared is by far the best of any of the MC’s we’ve seen to date. He is pleasant and definitely brought his game to the party and we couldn’t have been happier. We also had serious doubts about hiring Eclipse, without having heard them play, but they were tremendous, and really put the cocktail hour ahead of any cocktail hour we’ve been to….ever. We can’t tell you how many of our guests asked about the band, and are still talking about them, more than a week after the party.
The “lockout” game was a big hit with the kids, and the photo booth was handled well by your staff. The dancers were all great, and from what we can tell, the cell phone case engraving station was a hit , as well, even though the both of us never even got a chance to go over there to see it. Not sure about the video foosball, but didn’t hear any complaints about that, so “no news is good news”,
We did save you one of the Swaroski water bottles, with Leah’s hologram, we had made up for all of the adult guests, as you mentioned you would like one, so we have to meet up one of these days to give it to you.
Again, More than Music and Vicki Lowe came through for The Wohl’s in every aspect of Leah’s party, and it is really appreciated ! When a job is done well, we believe in saying so…SO THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!
Hillary and Andy Wohl
Hi Colleen. I wanted to tell you how absolutely happy I was yesterday. Your crew was great!! Couldn’t have been better.
Gil nailed the music!!! He was so on. And pleasant and sweet to work with. Everyone was!!
The hostess and the guy who did the trivia game were amazing!
The kids had a blast. The photo booth, basketball tournament and trivia were the perfect combination.
Thanks again for the photo booth upgrade.
From the first time I spoke to you I was confident that you and MTM would be the best choice for our party. You did not disappoint and I can’t wait for the next opportunity to use you guys!!!!
All the best,
Great is putting it lightly!
It was SUPERB and Gil was absolutely AWESOME!!!! We couldn’t have been happier and we will definitely become a repeat customer hands down.
Best Regards and thanks sssooo much once again.
Richard Bottone | Human Resources Director
MICHAEL C. FINA
Harley and I were totally blown away by you and Kevin!!!!! Everyone at our party was too. You are both so kind, attentive and outrageously energetic!!!! True gentlemen in every sense of the word. You made Alec’s Bar Mitzvah so special for all of us. The dancers were equally amazing – the sweetest and the best dancers. You have been such a pleasure to deal with. We appreciate how hard you worked to make our party outrageous. We really can’t thank you enough.
Robin & Harley
Seriously…..not enough words in the English dictionary to describe how incredible you guys all were.
Carly’s entrance was EXACTLY how I envisioned it all to go down, and the balance between band and DJ throughout the day was great.
I appreciate the fact that you listened to my ideas and didn’t try to convert me into someone that I’m not.
Please tell your entire crew THANK YOU and job well done!
We had my daughter Carly’s Bat Mitzvah on Saturday. The Dane Wright Band was absolutely SPECTACULAR!!! Gil was our DJ and “Sugar” was our MC, they were over and beyond!!!
The Dancers were so much fun and really engaged with everyone!
I’m not sure if you heard about Carly’s grand entrance yet…..make sure they tell you!!!
Tx, Kelly Binday
More Than Music was featured in the most recent issue of Long Island’s Gold Coast Luxury Magazine, which covered the grand re-opening of the Dix Hills Jewish Center under the direction of Philip Stone Caterers. DJ Gil entertained over 200 guests at the event.
Just wanted to officially thank you. You were a pleasure to deal with. We really appreciated your honesty and suggestions. We also really enjoyed working with Gil, Jared, Jessica, Chineme, Mario and Priscilla.
Jessica rocked that dance for Izzy. The male dancers had so much energy and lit up the room (as did Jessica & Priscilla).
Jared was awesome! The music was perfect. He kept the party going at a high energy level and everyone was having fun.
Oh and we can’t forget the chapman & percussionist…awesome…perfect for cocktail hour and both delightful to speak with.
We will be back,
Mindy & Sid
With the recent purchase of the Essex House, Marriott Corporation is re-branding the hotel as part of its luxury JW Marriott brand. Hank Lane Music was asked to participate in the grand re-opening celebration for New York’s iconic Essex House hotel. Henceforth, the hotel (on New York’s Central Park South) will be known as the JW Marriott Essex House. With more than 200 invited guests in attendance, the hotel held a cocktail reception for corporate clients, event planners, and Marriott executives from around the country. Several celebrities were also in attendance, including NY Knicks Assistant Coach Herb Williams, retired player John Starks, and actor Danny Aiello.
Hank Lane Music provided a cool Jazz trio in the lobby and More Than Music DJ Gil in the Grand Ballroom. There was a performance by “Art in Action” artist Brian Olson, followed by a 30 minute acoustic set by Jon Bon Jovi. Brian paints portraits of famous people including musicians, sports figures, and top corporate heads on a four and a half by six foot canvas in just a matter of minutes. You can see his creation of the Bon Jovi band logo in the background. Jon Bon Jovi led a quartet in an unplugged style of some of his famous hits including “Saturday Night,” Wanted Dead or Alive” and “Livin on a Prayer.” He finished with a wonderful rendition of The Beatles, “Here Comes the Sun.” DJ Gil finished off the night spinning some cool tunes for the crowd who hung out for more than an hour after the show.
I just wanted to thank you for the amazing job you and your staff did Saturday night. The night couldn’t have been more perfect.
You delivered exactly what I envisioned. The decor was elegant and beautiful and the entertainment was spot on.
The compliments are flooding in. People are using words like “flawless” and “the most fun I’ve ever had at a bat mitzvah.”
A million thanks to Diana Gould and More Than Music for making this night everything it deserved to be.
Until next time…
I just wanted to let you know that I was extremely happy with Gil and his dancers – who came to my son Jason’s Bar Mitzvah last Saturday night. I will definitely recommend them to all of my friends who have parties coming up!
Sorry this took so long but I wanted to send a quick note to thank you once again for the AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING job you did for the b’nai mitzvah.
The music and energy was perfect, the dancers were so kind and professional and you certainly delivered on everything you said the night would be! The giveaways were exactly as I asked as well-loved the glasses and lace gloves!
You were wonderful to work with, always getting in touch and following through-especially with the last minute candy truck!
We were very happy and I am so glad I went with you and your company!
Let me know if you ever need a reference!
Thank you again for a great event on Saturday night! Vickie and Mary were very pleased and I really appreciated your flexibility as we just had to call things as they came due to the restaurant slowness.
Great set of music and they really danced!
I will think of you for future events.
Words cannot describe what an amazing job you did on Friday night. Chris and I (along with basically every other person at our wedding) danced from the minute we walked in to the reception until the minute we left. The music was exactly what we wanted. You kept people up dancing all night. Honestly, our wedding had the best music out of any wedding we’ve ever been to! We are literally recieving texts from our friends that say “I heart DJ Gil“. Our guests all commented on the music and how talented you are. We can’t thank you enough for being so professional, making our wedding as much fun as it was, and playing awesome remixes. My favorite part was the Whitney Houston remixes! AMAZING!
Gil, Had a great time. All of the guests were raving about you. Thanks for everything. Glenn
Thank you so much for everything. You have no idea the amount of people telling me that this was the best wedding they have ever been to. You killed it bro. Thanks again Gil!
Jonathan and Allison
Thanks for everything! We had an amazing time, wouldn’t have been the same without your awesome skills 🙂 You’re fantastic! I might just need to throw another party soon! I will absolutely recommend you to anyone who needs a DJ!
Kaitlin and Nick
Thanks again for everything. Working with Gil was great and everything turned out really well. We were very pleased and would definitely recommend you to others in the area.
You were great, Perfect music selection!
All our friends said they really enjoyed it as well.
Gennady was great too. My daughter is tough in that she is shy and doesn’t like the attention so he had his work cut out for him. Thanks again and you can always use us as a reference and we would be sure to get back to who ever calls.
Siggy Flicker, the star of VH1’s TV show “Why am I still Single?” got married at the Plaza on April 28th. Here’s what she had to say!
“Gil – My wedding was magical and OHHHHHH What a night thanks to YOU! Thank you so much for being truly talented and for playing the best music all night long!”
You killed it! Thanks for everything…you were great to work with, and we will surely keep you in mind for any events we throw in the future. Thanks so much!!
Thank you so much for everything. You did an amazing job. You got the party started and kept it going the entire night. Everyone had an amazing time. You played the right amount of Greek music (not too much) just as Pete and I wanted. I know Pete was concerned with the Greek music at one point, but we were both pleased with the results. I was thrilled to see people dancing the entire night. Thank you for a job well done.
Credit to Rob Allen Photography. Click here to see more of his work.
Here are some great shots of DJ Gil at the Allegria Hotel!