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A Starry Night Music

Manhattan , NY
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212-946-5119

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ABOUT US

We are the original Starry Night providing your personal soundtrack since 1988.

Each party is unique.

We let the music speak for itself.

Our disc jockeys... Read more
We are the original Starry Night providing your personal soundtrack since 1988.

Each party is unique.

We let the music speak for itself.

Our disc jockeys maintain complete and absolute respect for your musical tastes.

We play pure music without any gimmicks.
Great music should be the inspiration.

We work very closely with each client to create an individualized song list, and to insure that your party reflects your personal style and musical tastes,
not ours.

We believe in discreet and tasteful use of the microphone for any announcements,
or none at all if you prefer

because music has its own voice. Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
We play pure music. We reflect our client's musical tastes and style.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
Our client's song list can be unlimited. We also can certainly guide our clients in creating their song list.
What is your usual attire?
Black suit
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
We guarantee that we will have every song on our client's song list. We provide all of the music.
How many other DJs do you work with?
We work with six DJs
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
Our price is for four hours of continuous music.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes, our clients speak with and meet with the DJ before booking. Our clients work directly with the DJ throughout the process.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
We specialize in World music as well as all the great American music.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
We always ask for a Do Not Play list. This is very important.
Do you bring your own equipment?
We always bring two state of the art sound systems. Every component of our sound systems are completely backed up.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We are an audio company. Upon request, we have ambient wireless LED up lighting for a beautiful wall wash. We also have a 3D starry night effect for the dance floor ceiling should the client wish.
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
We allow one hour for the set up. We require a 6' table. We always use a plain screen either beige or black that wraps around the front of the table. We do not advertise ourselves at the event.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
No special space requirements
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
We never use a sign or banner. We never advertise ourselves at the event.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
Any announcements are pre-approved by the bride and groom before the wedding. There is never any microphone chatting. Apart from the formalities that the client requests, there is absolutely no microphone chit chat. We let the music speak for itself.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
We motivate the guests with playing the right music at the right moment. If you are playing the right music, the guests will dance naturally.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We do not require a vendor meal.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?

 We do not take breaks.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We always have a back up DJ guaranteed.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Each DJ only performs one event per day.
What is your overtime rate?
$150. per half hour
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
If the event is more than two hours drive time from New York City, there is an additional $150. travel charge
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
We ask for a $500. retainer at the time of contract.

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Danielle
Wedding:
10/19/2014
5.0/5.0
A Starry Night was amazing from start to finish. Super friendly and helpful during the planning and reliable and professional during the event. We had a violin and cello play for ceremony which was absolutely beautiful. Beledo played Spanish guitar for cocktail hour which brought some culture and flare to the day. Gabriela was our dj for reception and we couldn't be happier. It truly was a magical day.
A Starry Night was amazing from start to finish. Super friendly and helpful during the planning and reliable and Read more...
A Starry Night was amazing from start to finish. Super friendly and helpful during the planning and reliable and professional during the event. We had a violin and cello play for ceremony which was absolutely beautiful. Beledo played Spanish guitar for cocktail hour which brought some culture and flare to the day. Gabriela was our dj for reception and we couldn't be happier. It truly was a magical day. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
What can I say, Carol and her team were simply wonderful. We used her string ensemble - fantastic - for our ceremony, her pianist for our cocktails - he was GREAT!
We used Carol for our reception. She went above and beyond from our ceremony throughout the evening to make our wedding go smoothly and she ROCKED IT!!!
They were all creative and easy to work with. The music was wonderful all night - once the reception began, it was a non-stop dance party! She followed our song list faithfully and filled in with terrific choices of her own that fit the mood perfectly. I've had so many compliments and our family can't stop talking about what a great party we had. We send thanks to all!
What can I say, Carol and her team were simply wonderful. We used her string ensemble - fantastic - for our ceremony, her Read more...
What can I say, Carol and her team were simply wonderful. We used her string ensemble - fantastic - for our ceremony, her pianist for our cocktails - he was GREAT!
We used Carol for our reception. She went above and beyond from our ceremony throughout the evening to make our wedding go smoothly and she ROCKED IT!!!
They were all creative and easy to work with. The music was wonderful all night - once the reception began, it was a non-stop dance party! She followed our song list faithfully and filled in with terrific choices of her own that fit the mood perfectly. I've had so many compliments and our family can't stop talking about what a great party we had. We send thanks to all! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
What an AWESOME wedding we had!! carol was brilliant in generating an exceptional mood which differentiated our wedding from all the other weddings we attended.
We were over the moon. We used her string ensemble for our ceremony - they were fantastic, our guitarist Beledo was brilliant. Carol rocked the party from there on. She understood our eclectic song list and played it brilliantly mixing smoothly one great song to the next. The dance floor was packed all night and she really got our musical tastes. Everything flowed perfectly. Her suggestions before the wedding as to making the flow perfect was excellent. At her suggestion, we did our parent dances after dinner in order to segue into the main dancing. Great idea. Our venue had first scheduled the dances after the cake.
We have already recommended her to a few of our friends getting married next year who were at our wedding. All in all we are so happy to have her play for us. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
What an AWESOME wedding we had!! carol was brilliant in generating an exceptional mood which differentiated our wedding Read more...
What an AWESOME wedding we had!! carol was brilliant in generating an exceptional mood which differentiated our wedding from all the other weddings we attended.
We were over the moon. We used her string ensemble for our ceremony - they were fantastic, our guitarist Beledo was brilliant. Carol rocked the party from there on. She understood our eclectic song list and played it brilliantly mixing smoothly one great song to the next. The dance floor was packed all night and she really got our musical tastes. Everything flowed perfectly. Her suggestions before the wedding as to making the flow perfect was excellent. At her suggestion, we did our parent dances after dinner in order to segue into the main dancing. Great idea. Our venue had first scheduled the dances after the cake.
We have already recommended her to a few of our friends getting married next year who were at our wedding. All in all we are so happy to have her play for us. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Read less
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A Starry Night Music responded with the following comments:

Oh, thank you so much! It was a terrific evening and I was honored to be a part of your festivities! What a great start to the rest of your life together.
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nicole
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
We saw Carol four years earlier at my friend's wedding at Housing Works. The venue itself is such a cool spot for such a good cause (you should check it out). Anyways, she played the Gypsy Kings covering Hotel California and my boyfriend at the time and I looked at each other and thought the same thing: this DJ is going to be the DJ at our wedding one day. Fast-forward three years, and once we got engaged I reached out to my friend for her DJ's contacts. Carol and I spoke on the phone and it was an immediate connection. She is so kind and personable, achieved and good at what she does. Booking a DJ was probably the easiest vendor selection we made in the entire process.

Luckily, Carol had previously performed at our venue, New Leaf Restaurant & Bar. Turns out having a DJ who is already familiar with the space is huge. Even more luckily, she got to meet the frustrating and stressful event director and effortlessly calmed my nerves - even about the non-DJ related things!

Carol asked for a list of must-plays and keeps her promise of playing them all. Her library is extensive, her software is kick@$$. There was no "YO! YO! YO!" or any other screaming by a DJ that my husband and I wanted to avoid. Our guests were so impressed by her and the music she played. She even took requests and got my approval for a request or two that were on my Do Not Play list!

Music was the most important aspect of our reception, even more than the food. Having Carol there means no worries, calm seas. I have no reservations recommending her for any and all events. visit her site - see how accomplished she is. You will be in the best of hands.
We saw Carol four years earlier at my friend's wedding at Housing Works. The venue itself is such a cool spot for such a Read more...
We saw Carol four years earlier at my friend's wedding at Housing Works. The venue itself is such a cool spot for such a good cause (you should check it out). Anyways, she played the Gypsy Kings covering Hotel California and my boyfriend at the time and I looked at each other and thought the same thing: this DJ is going to be the DJ at our wedding one day. Fast-forward three years, and once we got engaged I reached out to my friend for her DJ's contacts. Carol and I spoke on the phone and it was an immediate connection. She is so kind and personable, achieved and good at what she does. Booking a DJ was probably the easiest vendor selection we made in the entire process.

Luckily, Carol had previously performed at our venue, New Leaf Restaurant & Bar. Turns out having a DJ who is already familiar with the space is huge. Even more luckily, she got to meet the frustrating and stressful event director and effortlessly calmed my nerves - even about the non-DJ related things!

Carol asked for a list of must-plays and keeps her promise of playing them all. Her library is extensive, her software is kick@$$. There was no "YO! YO! YO!" or any other screaming by a DJ that my husband and I wanted to avoid. Our guests were so impressed by her and the music she played. She even took requests and got my approval for a request or two that were on my Do Not Play list!

Music was the most important aspect of our reception, even more than the food. Having Carol there means no worries, calm seas. I have no reservations recommending her for any and all events. visit her site - see how accomplished she is. You will be in the best of hands. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Our photographer referred us to Carol and we are so happy that she did! We interviewed three DJ’s and Carol was by far our favorite! Carol was organized, professional, personable, and quick to respond to all our e-mails and questions leading up to the wedding. She made the planning process easy and stress free guiding us through all the music details and aspects of the timeline that we needed to think about.

The day of the wedding she was there early and set up/ready to go on time. She worked well with the staff at our venue (Battery Gardens) to make sure that everyone was on the same page. The night flowed very smoothly and her announcements were succinct and classy (she has such a great voice!). She made sure that everyone gathered around the dance floor for our first dance and parent dances. Carol followed all of our requests and seamlessly added in other great songs. My husband and I were very happy with the music and I had a blast dancing the night away!

We are so happy that we chose Carol and did not end up with the typical loud/obnoxious DJs that try to steal the show. She’s so sweet and easy to talk to. I am so happy she was there with us at our wedding reception. My husband and I highly recommend Carol – she made the whole experience a positive one from start to finish!
Our photographer referred us to Carol and we are so happy that she did! We interviewed three DJ’s and Carol was by far our Read more...
Our photographer referred us to Carol and we are so happy that she did! We interviewed three DJ’s and Carol was by far our favorite! Carol was organized, professional, personable, and quick to respond to all our e-mails and questions leading up to the wedding. She made the planning process easy and stress free guiding us through all the music details and aspects of the timeline that we needed to think about.

The day of the wedding she was there early and set up/ready to go on time. She worked well with the staff at our venue (Battery Gardens) to make sure that everyone was on the same page. The night flowed very smoothly and her announcements were succinct and classy (she has such a great voice!). She made sure that everyone gathered around the dance floor for our first dance and parent dances. Carol followed all of our requests and seamlessly added in other great songs. My husband and I were very happy with the music and I had a blast dancing the night away!

We are so happy that we chose Carol and did not end up with the typical loud/obnoxious DJs that try to steal the show. She’s so sweet and easy to talk to. I am so happy she was there with us at our wedding reception. My husband and I highly recommend Carol – she made the whole experience a positive one from start to finish! Read less
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A Starry Night Music responded with the following comments:

Hi Amanda and Jason, it was so great working with you and playing for you and your guests. What a great night! Thank you again - it was a blast and you both are the BEST! ~ Carol
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I was the Maid of Honor at my sister's wedding New Year's Day. Once I heard Carol play, I knew that I had to have her play at my fall wedding!

She was so kind, attentive to details, unobtrusive at my wedding, and simply was awesome. I don't think my husband and I danced so much in our lives. Most importantly, she made our night one that we will remember forever. It was magic! We had Beledo play at our church ceremony. He was wonderful. Then from our cocktails and into our first dance and dancing the night away, Carol was so intuitive and she knew exactly what to play at every moment. We gave her an extensive list. My husband is Persian and she had an extensive dance list of music for his family. She struck a perfect balance for both of our families. The dance floor was PACKED all night! She's the BEST!!
I was the Maid of Honor at my sister's wedding New Year's Day. Once I heard Carol play, I knew that I had to have her play Read more...
I was the Maid of Honor at my sister's wedding New Year's Day. Once I heard Carol play, I knew that I had to have her play at my fall wedding!

She was so kind, attentive to details, unobtrusive at my wedding, and simply was awesome. I don't think my husband and I danced so much in our lives. Most importantly, she made our night one that we will remember forever. It was magic! We had Beledo play at our church ceremony. He was wonderful. Then from our cocktails and into our first dance and dancing the night away, Carol was so intuitive and she knew exactly what to play at every moment. We gave her an extensive list. My husband is Persian and she had an extensive dance list of music for his family. She struck a perfect balance for both of our families. The dance floor was PACKED all night! She's the BEST!! Read less
Services Used: DJ
A Starry Night Music responded with the following comments:

Hey Liz, it was so much fun playing your wedding and seeing your sister and brother in law again. The Persian dancing was awesome! How colorful. Hope to see you all soon again!
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Marissa
Wedding:
9/18/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I did a lot of research for our music. We are musicians and know how very important it is. We spoke with several DJs, but the moment we spoke with Carol, we connected immediately. She listened carefully and was so patient with our unusual music requests. She understood perfectly. We loved her eclectic international cocktail music and once our party kicked in, it was nonstop dancing, one great song into the next. She covered all of our generations smoothly and transitioned flawlessly. Our night was magic! Carol was the main part of it. We still are getting raves from our friends on how great the music was and that there was no obnoxious dj shouting into the mic like you hear at most weddings. We can't thank her enough for making our wedding so AMAZING!!
My husband and I did a lot of research for our music. We are musicians and know how very important it is. We spoke with Read more...
My husband and I did a lot of research for our music. We are musicians and know how very important it is. We spoke with several DJs, but the moment we spoke with Carol, we connected immediately. She listened carefully and was so patient with our unusual music requests. She understood perfectly. We loved her eclectic international cocktail music and once our party kicked in, it was nonstop dancing, one great song into the next. She covered all of our generations smoothly and transitioned flawlessly. Our night was magic! Carol was the main part of it. We still are getting raves from our friends on how great the music was and that there was no obnoxious dj shouting into the mic like you hear at most weddings. We can't thank her enough for making our wedding so AMAZING!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Carol was amazing, our guests danced all night! She listened to us and got a sense of the vibe we wanted for our wedding and came up with a great mix of Spanish, American, oldies and contemporary music. She was also an excellent M.C., keeping things on track without ever rushing.
Carol was amazing, our guests danced all night! She listened to us and got a sense of the vibe we wanted for our wedding Read more...
Carol was amazing, our guests danced all night! She listened to us and got a sense of the vibe we wanted for our wedding and came up with a great mix of Spanish, American, oldies and contemporary music. She was also an excellent M.C., keeping things on track without ever rushing. Read less
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A Starry Night Music responded with the following comments:

What an exceptional night! What great fun! You all were so lively. I had a blast playing for you. Keep the dancing going... :-))
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Agustina
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Carol was the DJ for my wedding at the Wainwright House and she was amazing. I'm from Argentina and my husband is Canadian, so we needed someone that could seamlessly transition from Latin music to dance hits, (without the cheesy "Celebrate Good Times" songs). Carol nailed it - and we didn't make it easy. We had her transition from a tango to the Hora in such a way that everyone kept dancing. In fact, the dancing never stopped.
Her husband, Beledo, was the guitarist for the ceremony and cocktail hour, and he was equally outstanding. I received so many compliments for his playing, (which is silly because he's the artist, not me!) Beledo's music created a relaxed mood in our open-air cocktail hour.
I'm a picky person, but Carol and Beledo graciously handled all of my requests. Trust them to do their jobs and they'll exceed expectations.
Carol was the DJ for my wedding at the Wainwright House and she was amazing. I'm from Argentina and my husband is Read more...
Carol was the DJ for my wedding at the Wainwright House and she was amazing. I'm from Argentina and my husband is Canadian, so we needed someone that could seamlessly transition from Latin music to dance hits, (without the cheesy "Celebrate Good Times" songs). Carol nailed it - and we didn't make it easy. We had her transition from a tango to the Hora in such a way that everyone kept dancing. In fact, the dancing never stopped.
Her husband, Beledo, was the guitarist for the ceremony and cocktail hour, and he was equally outstanding. I received so many compliments for his playing, (which is silly because he's the artist, not me!) Beledo's music created a relaxed mood in our open-air cocktail hour.
I'm a picky person, but Carol and Beledo graciously handled all of my requests. Trust them to do their jobs and they'll exceed expectations. Read less
Services Used: DJ
A Starry Night Music responded with the following comments:

Agustina, what a pleasure! To mix Argentina with the Hora, wow! Thanks for all and I promise to send you that CD of Beledo very soon.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were blessed to have Carol Moore perform during our wedding reception. Carol is a warm and caring individual. We were instantly attracted to her down to earth style and knew right away that we wanted her to be our DJ. Carol is truly focused on the couple and we depended on her input for musical and reception ideas. Trying to select songs that would appeal to a very culturally diverse group could have been daunting but Carol made it work seamlessly. We were also fortunate to have her husband Beledo play both guitar and piano during our cocktail hour. The music flow was amazing from start to finish and everyone was on the dance floor throughout the night. Our friends and family had nothing but great things to say about how much they enjoyed the music. Two thumbs up for Carol and Beledo. (Helen and Jim, Riverside Church, 05.03.14)
My husband and I were blessed to have Carol Moore perform during our wedding reception. Carol is a warm and caring Read more...
My husband and I were blessed to have Carol Moore perform during our wedding reception. Carol is a warm and caring individual. We were instantly attracted to her down to earth style and knew right away that we wanted her to be our DJ. Carol is truly focused on the couple and we depended on her input for musical and reception ideas. Trying to select songs that would appeal to a very culturally diverse group could have been daunting but Carol made it work seamlessly. We were also fortunate to have her husband Beledo play both guitar and piano during our cocktail hour. The music flow was amazing from start to finish and everyone was on the dance floor throughout the night. Our friends and family had nothing but great things to say about how much they enjoyed the music. Two thumbs up for Carol and Beledo. (Helen and Jim, Riverside Church, 05.03.14) Read less
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A Starry Night Music responded with the following comments:

Helen and Jim,

It was an honor to play for you both and your very diverse guests - my favorite parties! That is the beauty of New York, the mixture of cultures with such joy! Riverside Church is so beautiful and you both were a delight to play for and work with! Many thanks for everything and we hope to see you both again one day. Warmest regards, Carol and Beledo

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