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The DJ's Formerly Known as Roots and Groove are now Lovesick, Inc.

Philadelphia , PA

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Philadelphia, PA US (map)
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ABOUT US

Roots & Groove is a DJ service that provides fresh music for a wide range of occasions in the Greater Philadelphia area; mixing in classic tracks, underground gems, or independent beats... Read more
Roots & Groove is a DJ service that provides fresh music for a wide range of occasions in the Greater Philadelphia area; mixing in classic tracks, underground gems, or independent beats to enhance the natural energy of your most important events.

Our personalized service approach to music planning provides insight about your wedding's unique musical identity. This allows us to create a customized mix of music that truly represents you and your guests. We are capable of providing sound and entertainment services from ceremony to reception and beyond, whether at a scenic estate or stylish downtown venue.

Contact us today for a free consultation and to learn more about our services! 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, Dance, Folk, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
nope.
What is your usual attire?
suit.tie
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
nope. unless we can't aquire it through reasonable effort.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
depends on the event.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
absolutely.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
we are experienced and sensitive to multicultural needs.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
absolutely.
Do you bring your own equipment?
yes.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
none. we don't do lights, gimmicks, tricks, or anything flashy.
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 bring our own tables. 2 hours is comfortable but if less time is required we bring extra crew members to make it work.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
no.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
definitely note.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
we never use the mic as part of our "performance" but we will make prearranged announcements.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
play better songs.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
we don't take breaks.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
never. we always mix live.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
we always have a back up DJ, if it's Adam, then it would be John.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
no
What is your overtime rate?
$200 an hour.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
only after 1 hour of travel. IRS reimbursement rate.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
half of the contract fee.

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Natalie
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
We had Lovesick DJ our wedding reception and they had everyone dancing the entire time - the dance floor was packed! my husband and I had a pretty eclectic mix of songs that we wanted to hear, and they did an amazing job creating a playlist that catered to everyone's taste at a 200 person wedding, while also weaving in our favorite bands so the entire time it still felt like us! Tom was so awesome and so helpful in creating our timeline and flow for the evening - we absolutely loved working with him. My family was very much of the mind-set that having a live band is the only way to go for a wedding, but after experiencing Lovesick at our wedding they now think having a DJ is better!
We had Lovesick DJ our wedding reception and they had everyone dancing the entire time - the dance floor was packed! my Read more...
We had Lovesick DJ our wedding reception and they had everyone dancing the entire time - the dance floor was packed! my husband and I had a pretty eclectic mix of songs that we wanted to hear, and they did an amazing job creating a playlist that catered to everyone's taste at a 200 person wedding, while also weaving in our favorite bands so the entire time it still felt like us! Tom was so awesome and so helpful in creating our timeline and flow for the evening - we absolutely loved working with him. My family was very much of the mind-set that having a live band is the only way to go for a wedding, but after experiencing Lovesick at our wedding they now think having a DJ is better! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Loved these guys!! They did a phenomenal job. Highly recommend them. They were awesome for the following reasons:
- I was nervous/concerned about all sorts of things related to music, microphones, dancing, timing, etc. I spent 20 minutes on the phone with Tom, and when I hung up, I felt FANTASTIC. I was absolutely sure that everything was going to be AMAZING. And it WAS! He was incredibly understanding, reassuring, took all my concerns to heart and immediately came up with creative solutions and recommendations (which were all exactly right!!!). He made the planning part a lot of fun. It is clear he has done this a million times and knows what works, but he is also a people person and an absolute pleasure to talk to.
- We had an eclectic assortment of music requests from various family members and weren't sure how/where to fit everything in. Tom and Jon did a great job at finding appropriate times for various types of music and had people out dancing. Lots of compliments from guests on the music!
- I had asked Tom where they would set up during our outdoor ceremony and he told me "in a bush." I have to admit, I actually have no idea where they were because I never saw them during the ceremony or cocktail hour. But the music was playing! So I guess they really were were hidden in the bushes somewhere!
- They implemented everything we discussed perfectly, did not forget anything.
- They are responsive and professional. I never had any difficulty getting in touch with them. Their assistant was great at providing info and confirming payment receipts, etc.
These guys are really terrific. Cannot say enough good things!
Loved these guys!! They did a phenomenal job. Highly recommend them. They were awesome for the following reasons:
- I Read more...
Loved these guys!! They did a phenomenal job. Highly recommend them. They were awesome for the following reasons:
- I was nervous/concerned about all sorts of things related to music, microphones, dancing, timing, etc. I spent 20 minutes on the phone with Tom, and when I hung up, I felt FANTASTIC. I was absolutely sure that everything was going to be AMAZING. And it WAS! He was incredibly understanding, reassuring, took all my concerns to heart and immediately came up with creative solutions and recommendations (which were all exactly right!!!). He made the planning part a lot of fun. It is clear he has done this a million times and knows what works, but he is also a people person and an absolute pleasure to talk to.
- We had an eclectic assortment of music requests from various family members and weren't sure how/where to fit everything in. Tom and Jon did a great job at finding appropriate times for various types of music and had people out dancing. Lots of compliments from guests on the music!
- I had asked Tom where they would set up during our outdoor ceremony and he told me "in a bush." I have to admit, I actually have no idea where they were because I never saw them during the ceremony or cocktail hour. But the music was playing! So I guess they really were were hidden in the bushes somewhere!
- They implemented everything we discussed perfectly, did not forget anything.
- They are responsive and professional. I never had any difficulty getting in touch with them. Their assistant was great at providing info and confirming payment receipts, etc.
These guys are really terrific. Cannot say enough good things! Read less
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Daniel
Wedding:
9/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Tom and John DJ'd our wedding. They are consummate MCs--true professionals at keeping it all moving. From prep to the day of, they helped us get exactly what we wanted. Everybody was on the floor all night because Lovesick know how to figure out your taste from a play/do not play list and know how to please the crowd in the moment. And they got a table full of DJs up and dancing without any "I would haves." Can't recommend them enough.
Tom and John DJ'd our wedding. They are consummate MCs--true professionals at keeping it all moving. From prep to the day Read more...
Tom and John DJ'd our wedding. They are consummate MCs--true professionals at keeping it all moving. From prep to the day of, they helped us get exactly what we wanted. Everybody was on the floor all night because Lovesick know how to figure out your taste from a play/do not play list and know how to please the crowd in the moment. And they got a table full of DJs up and dancing without any "I would haves." Can't recommend them enough. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Nothing short of AMAZING! I don't even know where to begin!! We used Lovesick as our videographer, which was the best decision we made! From the first time meeting Jon at Surf Taco to the wedding day, everything was absolutely perfect. The whole staff was extremely friendly and professional who really LOVES what they do, because it shows! We absolutely loved working with all of them and would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a great company who is all about customer service, very professional and really amazing at what they capture and are able to produce--we are anxiously awaiting our "first look" preview to our video & we know it will be amazing! Highly highly highly recommend!

Thanks to Lovesick for everything you did for us to make our day extra special!!
Nothing short of AMAZING! I don't even know where to begin!! We used Lovesick as our videographer, which was the best Read more...
Nothing short of AMAZING! I don't even know where to begin!! We used Lovesick as our videographer, which was the best decision we made! From the first time meeting Jon at Surf Taco to the wedding day, everything was absolutely perfect. The whole staff was extremely friendly and professional who really LOVES what they do, because it shows! We absolutely loved working with all of them and would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a great company who is all about customer service, very professional and really amazing at what they capture and are able to produce--we are anxiously awaiting our "first look" preview to our video & we know it will be amazing! Highly highly highly recommend!

Thanks to Lovesick for everything you did for us to make our day extra special!! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Adam was the best DJ we could have asked for. For our wedding my husband and I were not looking for the traditional wedding music service. We wanted someone who understood all genres of music. Adam had us research and think about the music we liked. He then sat down with us for an hour or so and went through so many different songs to see how we felt. At the wedding he is extremely sensitive to the crowd. He would change music depending if people were on the floor or not. He takes his art very personally and it shows in his work. At the end of the night everyone was telling us how wonderful our DJ was. They felt that all the music they like was played and no one felt pressured on the dance floor. We could not be happier with Adam.
Adam was the best DJ we could have asked for. For our wedding my husband and I were not looking for the traditional Read more...
Adam was the best DJ we could have asked for. For our wedding my husband and I were not looking for the traditional wedding music service. We wanted someone who understood all genres of music. Adam had us research and think about the music we liked. He then sat down with us for an hour or so and went through so many different songs to see how we felt. At the wedding he is extremely sensitive to the crowd. He would change music depending if people were on the floor or not. He takes his art very personally and it shows in his work. At the end of the night everyone was telling us how wonderful our DJ was. They felt that all the music they like was played and no one felt pressured on the dance floor. We could not be happier with Adam. Read less
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Sauce
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Adam is the best! Guests asked if we made a giant playlist for him because his musical selection was EXACTLY what we like to listen to. Adam spent over an hour with us just getting to know us and our taste in music. He is like a human pandora, figuring out our likes and dislikes like that. He made us feel confident during the reception that we would never have to ask him to play something specific, we just waited for it and sure enough he put it in on his own. There was NO ONE sitting down, everyone was dancing all night!
Adam is the best! Guests asked if we made a giant playlist for him because his musical selection was EXACTLY what we like Read more...
Adam is the best! Guests asked if we made a giant playlist for him because his musical selection was EXACTLY what we like to listen to. Adam spent over an hour with us just getting to know us and our taste in music. He is like a human pandora, figuring out our likes and dislikes like that. He made us feel confident during the reception that we would never have to ask him to play something specific, we just waited for it and sure enough he put it in on his own. There was NO ONE sitting down, everyone was dancing all night! Read less
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Dave
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Adam was the absolute best. Erin and I are big music fans, and Adam was the perfect choice to accomidate our needs. He was extremely accomidating, making time to meet with us at least 6 times leading up to the wedding where we talked about our likes and dislikes, played us samples, and helped seamlessly integrate our punk rock style with some amazing dance mixes that kept the party going all night. Adam DJ'd the ceremony (processional, recession, etc), and gave us plenty of totally unique choices for ceremony music (that on several occassions freinds told us they were gong to steal for their weddings). He did a great job announcing everyone, and once it was time to dance Adam got everyone out of their chairs with great dance, hip hop and punk mixes. The music was awesome, and kept everyone moving all night because he played great songs, not because he had to MC and steal the show. If your looking for a DJ to keep you wedding moving because the music is rocking, not because he spends the night trying to talk everyone out of their seats, Roots and Grooves is the DJ to choose. I would recomend Roots and Grooves to anyone!
Adam was the absolute best. Erin and I are big music fans, and Adam was the perfect choice to accomidate our needs. He was Read more...
Adam was the absolute best. Erin and I are big music fans, and Adam was the perfect choice to accomidate our needs. He was extremely accomidating, making time to meet with us at least 6 times leading up to the wedding where we talked about our likes and dislikes, played us samples, and helped seamlessly integrate our punk rock style with some amazing dance mixes that kept the party going all night. Adam DJ'd the ceremony (processional, recession, etc), and gave us plenty of totally unique choices for ceremony music (that on several occassions freinds told us they were gong to steal for their weddings). He did a great job announcing everyone, and once it was time to dance Adam got everyone out of their chairs with great dance, hip hop and punk mixes. The music was awesome, and kept everyone moving all night because he played great songs, not because he had to MC and steal the show. If your looking for a DJ to keep you wedding moving because the music is rocking, not because he spends the night trying to talk everyone out of their seats, Roots and Grooves is the DJ to choose. I would recomend Roots and Grooves to anyone! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
6/8/2012
5.0/5.0
We were referred to Roots & Groove by our photographer. We were looking for a DJ who was inventive, creative and just played great music that kept our guests dancing all night long. Adam really worked with us to understand the type of music we like, whether it was music for dinner or dancing. He was able to get a great understanding of the music through a couple conversations, and produced a wide variety of music that we were looking for at our wedding. He created a vibe that met our vision. He is extremely professional and listened to what we wanted... it was evident in the music he played throughout the night.

Besides the fact that Adam and his assistant Mandy really played great music and had the entire place dancing the whole night, Adam is one of the nicest, most relaxed people to deal with... He put us at ease with his laid back personality and confidence. We were totally impressed with his understanding and ability to capture the atmosphere we were looking for at the reception.

We would absolutely recommend him to anyone who is looking to keep their guests out of their seats and on the dance floor.
We were referred to Roots & Groove by our photographer. We were looking for a DJ who was inventive, creative and just Read more...
We were referred to Roots & Groove by our photographer. We were looking for a DJ who was inventive, creative and just played great music that kept our guests dancing all night long. Adam really worked with us to understand the type of music we like, whether it was music for dinner or dancing. He was able to get a great understanding of the music through a couple conversations, and produced a wide variety of music that we were looking for at our wedding. He created a vibe that met our vision. He is extremely professional and listened to what we wanted... it was evident in the music he played throughout the night.

Besides the fact that Adam and his assistant Mandy really played great music and had the entire place dancing the whole night, Adam is one of the nicest, most relaxed people to deal with... He put us at ease with his laid back personality and confidence. We were totally impressed with his understanding and ability to capture the atmosphere we were looking for at the reception.

We would absolutely recommend him to anyone who is looking to keep their guests out of their seats and on the dance floor. Read less
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Steve
Wedding:
6/2/2012
5.0/5.0
We asked you to run the show and you killed it. We knew our taste in music wasn’t suited for a party atmosphere, but you managed to play songs we loved while keeping the dance floor packed, and you sent us off in style. Talking about your taste in music—especially to a live DJ—can be intimidating, but not with Adam. From day one it was all about what we wanted and how we could make it work. Even with a small venue, our wedding was a party all night. On the biggest day of our lives, you came through with an incredible set. Thank you for all you put into it.
-Steve and Kate
We asked you to run the show and you killed it. We knew our taste in music wasn’t suited for a party atmosphere, but you Read more...
We asked you to run the show and you killed it. We knew our taste in music wasn’t suited for a party atmosphere, but you managed to play songs we loved while keeping the dance floor packed, and you sent us off in style. Talking about your taste in music—especially to a live DJ—can be intimidating, but not with Adam. From day one it was all about what we wanted and how we could make it work. Even with a small venue, our wedding was a party all night. On the biggest day of our lives, you came through with an incredible set. Thank you for all you put into it.
-Steve and Kate Read less
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jnm141
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Adam, AKA DJ Prof, is incredible! He took the time to really understand the music tastes of both of us. As a result, I spent most of the night excited about each song and busting a move on the dance floor. All of our wedding guests were up dancing the entire night! Adam took extra time to scope out our venue space beforehand to make sure that he brought the right equipment to make the sound quality perfect. This is not your average DJ! He set the tone of the evening for the perfect downtown, swanky vibe we wanted!
Adam, AKA DJ Prof, is incredible! He took the time to really understand the music tastes of both of us. As a result, I Read more...
Adam, AKA DJ Prof, is incredible! He took the time to really understand the music tastes of both of us. As a result, I spent most of the night excited about each song and busting a move on the dance floor. All of our wedding guests were up dancing the entire night! Adam took extra time to scope out our venue space beforehand to make sure that he brought the right equipment to make the sound quality perfect. This is not your average DJ! He set the tone of the evening for the perfect downtown, swanky vibe we wanted! Read less
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Scarlett
Wedding:
12/30/2011
5.0/5.0
After an exhaustive search for a totally unique, non-wedding “wedding DJ” for our December 30, 2011 celebration, we stumbled across Roots & Groove via a Real Weddings feature in The Knot: Philadelphia. The bride and groom interviewed for the article had a great vibey reception with a gypsy jazz theme and we instantly latched onto the specific vision and the way the DJs apparently played a range of awesome tunes from vintage to contemporary. We, too, had a very specific vision for our day organized around an Art Deco theme. We knew we wanted a ceremony playlist that would be old-timey and classy, as well as a 1930’s cocktail hour and a diverse but soulful reception that would keep guests on their feet. A lot of other DJs we queried just didn’t “get” the 1930s thing or worse – didn’t know what Art Deco meant! Then I emailed Adam Levy, AKA “DJ Prof.” An instant (platonic) love affair was born.
We agreed to meet the next week in Adam’s basement studio in his then Chestnut Hill home. His partner, John, joined to spin some grooves while Adam took copious notes based on our reactions. In short, our screening was really them interviewing us for nearly two hours, sparing no biographical detail. It really was unlike any other vendor meeting out there. They talked to us about our musical tastes and backgrounds, what we absolutely needed and absolutely did not want. Adam and John make a great team and manage that blend of professionalism, personality, and warmth perfectly. That night, we went home and booked them for our date immediately without a second thought.
Over the course of the next nine months, Adam corresponded with us regularly about song ideas and gamely read through our neurotic and extensive Google Doc with “must plays,” “would like played,” and all of our dedications to friends and family without missing a beat. He’s a true guru and an artist so you’re not just getting a DJ with Roots & groove: you’re getting a creative and dynamic force of nature. Adam made custom mixes, loaded a zillion carts of music for our exceptionally long reception, and even made a truly epic father/daughter dance mashup that brought the house down. (This is all in his “spare time” mind you. They are also club DJs and play showcases in the Philly area so definitely go check them out.)
Adam and I had at least two very long phone conversations in the final few months of planning, going over every last detail of the wedding day timeline and making sure the songs fit the vibe we were going for with our ceremony. Here’s a nice fact: though the Bride and Groom are Adam’s chief concern on the happiness scale, he is also an incredible diplomat. He needs to add “parental envoy” to his resume because he diffused a few rather tense situations and his suggestions offered a great compromise so that everyone ended up happy with the result. Adam has opinions and when you ask him, he’ll give them. We highly suggest asking at least a couple times. You won’t be sorry.
Getting down to the wire, we even had a final in-person consult in their new studio space in East Falls. That last meeting ran about 2.5 hours. They are dead serious about making your wedding a memorable and unique event so don’t expect it to be a “hands-off” experience…because if that’s what you want, then you should be hiring some Average Joe wedding DJ since it would be a total waste of their talent. ;-) Collaboration is the hallmark of working with Roots & Groove in order to craft that super-awesome one-of-a-kind wedding celebration that will leave all of your guests breathless from exhaustion after dancing up a storm for five hours. Do yourself a favor and book them. They were the highlight of our wedding reception and we cannot recommend them highly enough.
After an exhaustive search for a totally unique, non-wedding “wedding DJ” for our December 30, 2011 celebration, we Read more...
After an exhaustive search for a totally unique, non-wedding “wedding DJ” for our December 30, 2011 celebration, we stumbled across Roots & Groove via a Real Weddings feature in The Knot: Philadelphia. The bride and groom interviewed for the article had a great vibey reception with a gypsy jazz theme and we instantly latched onto the specific vision and the way the DJs apparently played a range of awesome tunes from vintage to contemporary. We, too, had a very specific vision for our day organized around an Art Deco theme. We knew we wanted a ceremony playlist that would be old-timey and classy, as well as a 1930’s cocktail hour and a diverse but soulful reception that would keep guests on their feet. A lot of other DJs we queried just didn’t “get” the 1930s thing or worse – didn’t know what Art Deco meant! Then I emailed Adam Levy, AKA “DJ Prof.” An instant (platonic) love affair was born.
We agreed to meet the next week in Adam’s basement studio in his then Chestnut Hill home. His partner, John, joined to spin some grooves while Adam took copious notes based on our reactions. In short, our screening was really them interviewing us for nearly two hours, sparing no biographical detail. It really was unlike any other vendor meeting out there. They talked to us about our musical tastes and backgrounds, what we absolutely needed and absolutely did not want. Adam and John make a great team and manage that blend of professionalism, personality, and warmth perfectly. That night, we went home and booked them for our date immediately without a second thought.
Over the course of the next nine months, Adam corresponded with us regularly about song ideas and gamely read through our neurotic and extensive Google Doc with “must plays,” “would like played,” and all of our dedications to friends and family without missing a beat. He’s a true guru and an artist so you’re not just getting a DJ with Roots & groove: you’re getting a creative and dynamic force of nature. Adam made custom mixes, loaded a zillion carts of music for our exceptionally long reception, and even made a truly epic father/daughter dance mashup that brought the house down. (This is all in his “spare time” mind you. They are also club DJs and play showcases in the Philly area so definitely go check them out.)
Adam and I had at least two very long phone conversations in the final few months of planning, going over every last detail of the wedding day timeline and making sure the songs fit the vibe we were going for with our ceremony. Here’s a nice fact: though the Bride and Groom are Adam’s chief concern on the happiness scale, he is also an incredible diplomat. He needs to add “parental envoy” to his resume because he diffused a few rather tense situations and his suggestions offered a great compromise so that everyone ended up happy with the result. Adam has opinions and when you ask him, he’ll give them. We highly suggest asking at least a couple times. You won’t be sorry.
Getting down to the wire, we even had a final in-person consult in their new studio space in East Falls. That last meeting ran about 2.5 hours. They are dead serious about making your wedding a memorable and unique event so don’t expect it to be a “hands-off” experience…because if that’s what you want, then you should be hiring some Average Joe wedding DJ since it would be a total waste of their talent. ;-) Collaboration is the hallmark of working with Roots & Groove in order to craft that super-awesome one-of-a-kind wedding celebration that will leave all of your guests breathless from exhaustion after dancing up a storm for five hours. Do yourself a favor and book them. They were the highlight of our wedding reception and we cannot recommend them highly enough. Read less
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Christopher
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
The Awesome DJ Adam-

Thanks so much for everything. We can't tell you how many compliments we received on the music selection. The music at dinner was so good that we made a mental note to ask you who some of the artists were. Then, during the dancing portion of the evening, you played something for everyone (e.g., we don't think Leaya's parents have EVER danced to anything except for that night) and you made sure the dance floor was never empty. Finally, you killed it with the last set of songs.

Simply put: the night was perfect and we couldn't have done it without your help. Thank you so much.

Warmest regards,

Leaya & Chris
The Awesome DJ Adam-

Thanks so much for everything. We can't tell you how many compliments we received on the Read more...
The Awesome DJ Adam-

Thanks so much for everything. We can't tell you how many compliments we received on the music selection. The music at dinner was so good that we made a mental note to ask you who some of the artists were. Then, during the dancing portion of the evening, you played something for everyone (e.g., we don't think Leaya's parents have EVER danced to anything except for that night) and you made sure the dance floor was never empty. Finally, you killed it with the last set of songs.

Simply put: the night was perfect and we couldn't have done it without your help. Thank you so much.

Warmest regards,

Leaya & Chris Read less
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Emma
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Adam and John at Roots and Groove were amazing! From the very beginning of the process through the end of the wedding they were helpful, responsive, calming, and fun. They met with us in their studio as many times as we wanted. We listened to music together and talked a lot about what we liked so that they could get a good sense of who we are and what we were in to. They had great suggestions, and helped me develop a schedule for the elements of the wedding. Their MC'ing of the event was commanding without being overbearing or annoying, and the music! Oh, the music! We could not have been happier with the music. Every song they played we loved, even if it wasn't a song that we had heard before. It wasn't just us who were thrilled with the music either, our friends and family danced like crazy, and also complimented the DJ's. The dance floor was full all night, and John and Adam really seem to excel at playing the right music at the right time to set the mood and draw people out. I am just so happy with our choice of Roots and Groove for our wedding, and recommend them whole heartedly! I just cannot sing their praises enough.
Adam and John at Roots and Groove were amazing! From the very beginning of the process through the end of the wedding they Read more...
Adam and John at Roots and Groove were amazing! From the very beginning of the process through the end of the wedding they were helpful, responsive, calming, and fun. They met with us in their studio as many times as we wanted. We listened to music together and talked a lot about what we liked so that they could get a good sense of who we are and what we were in to. They had great suggestions, and helped me develop a schedule for the elements of the wedding. Their MC'ing of the event was commanding without being overbearing or annoying, and the music! Oh, the music! We could not have been happier with the music. Every song they played we loved, even if it wasn't a song that we had heard before. It wasn't just us who were thrilled with the music either, our friends and family danced like crazy, and also complimented the DJ's. The dance floor was full all night, and John and Adam really seem to excel at playing the right music at the right time to set the mood and draw people out. I am just so happy with our choice of Roots and Groove for our wedding, and recommend them whole heartedly! I just cannot sing their praises enough. Read less
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Liza
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Adam + John, where do I begin? Finding Roots + Groove was the best thing that could have happened to us when planning our wedding since my husband and I are music-heads at two opposite ends of the spectrum...I love old school R&B, dance music and hip hop, while my husband is into punk indie alternative rock and the Dropkick Murphys. How could a DJ or band pull this one off for both of us? Well, anything is possible if you go to Adam + John. They spent almost 3 hours with us in their studio at our first meeting and we have never had so much fun rocking out to our favorite music, including some songs we had never even heard before. They wanted to know what we grew up listening to, what our parents listen to, the vibe we wanted our guests to feel at the wedding, EVERYTHING. They took note and got to know us so quickly and luckily, still have love for me even after the million phone calls and emails between us while compiling my neverending list of songs for the wedding. At the end of the day, all we wanted was for Adam + John to do their thing, which is always amazing. Our list simply helped them get to know us even better and the MUST PLAY Michael Jackson was never an issue and always respected - ha! They are one of a kind and know music better than anyone. Our wedding was completely "us" (a difficult feat) and our family and friends are still raving about the music and how it made the entire night for them one of the best...and we couldn't agree more. Not to mention, three friends of ours booked R + G for their weddings after hearing me brag about them and they couldn't be happier! We also loved getting to attend weddings as guests, dance all night and see Adam and John more often!
Adam + John, where do I begin? Finding Roots + Groove was the best thing that could have happened to us when planning our Read more...
Adam + John, where do I begin? Finding Roots + Groove was the best thing that could have happened to us when planning our wedding since my husband and I are music-heads at two opposite ends of the spectrum...I love old school R&B, dance music and hip hop, while my husband is into punk indie alternative rock and the Dropkick Murphys. How could a DJ or band pull this one off for both of us? Well, anything is possible if you go to Adam + John. They spent almost 3 hours with us in their studio at our first meeting and we have never had so much fun rocking out to our favorite music, including some songs we had never even heard before. They wanted to know what we grew up listening to, what our parents listen to, the vibe we wanted our guests to feel at the wedding, EVERYTHING. They took note and got to know us so quickly and luckily, still have love for me even after the million phone calls and emails between us while compiling my neverending list of songs for the wedding. At the end of the day, all we wanted was for Adam + John to do their thing, which is always amazing. Our list simply helped them get to know us even better and the MUST PLAY Michael Jackson was never an issue and always respected - ha! They are one of a kind and know music better than anyone. Our wedding was completely "us" (a difficult feat) and our family and friends are still raving about the music and how it made the entire night for them one of the best...and we couldn't agree more. Not to mention, three friends of ours booked R + G for their weddings after hearing me brag about them and they couldn't be happier! We also loved getting to attend weddings as guests, dance all night and see Adam and John more often! Read less
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tinegunner
Wedding:
8/28/2011
5.0/5.0
Absolutely awesome. We had so many compliments on the DJ, despite everything else going wrong, we had great music. They played a great mix between songs I had asked for, and other music they thought I would like. The dance floor was wonderfully busy all night. I had a great time. They were very attentive during the wedding to make sure everything was going well, and met with us twice before hand to get all our details and music tastes. And, after we had to make alot of weather changes at the last minute, they were ready to accommodate us for whatever we needed.
Absolutely awesome. We had so many compliments on the DJ, despite everything else going wrong, we had great music. They Read more...
Absolutely awesome. We had so many compliments on the DJ, despite everything else going wrong, we had great music. They played a great mix between songs I had asked for, and other music they thought I would like. The dance floor was wonderfully busy all night. I had a great time. They were very attentive during the wedding to make sure everything was going well, and met with us twice before hand to get all our details and music tastes. And, after we had to make alot of weather changes at the last minute, they were ready to accommodate us for whatever we needed. Read less
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Lauren Weintraub
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Roots and Groove did one absolutely fantastic job DJing our wedding! They paid such attention to our love for music and helped us create the perfect playlist for both dinner and dancing. Everyone was up dancing, and we had the most fun we've ever had at a wedding. So happy it happened to be ours! Our favorite part? There was never a lull between songs! Never a chance for guests to stop dancing and find a distraction to get off the dance floor. The party was all about dancing, being together and celebrating our love. That's exactly what Adam and John gave us and we couldn't be more grateful.
Roots and Groove did one absolutely fantastic job DJing our wedding! They paid such attention to our love for music and Read more...
Roots and Groove did one absolutely fantastic job DJing our wedding! They paid such attention to our love for music and helped us create the perfect playlist for both dinner and dancing. Everyone was up dancing, and we had the most fun we've ever had at a wedding. So happy it happened to be ours! Our favorite part? There was never a lull between songs! Never a chance for guests to stop dancing and find a distraction to get off the dance floor. The party was all about dancing, being together and celebrating our love. That's exactly what Adam and John gave us and we couldn't be more grateful. Read less
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Taliafrosto
Wedding:
12/30/2009
5.0/5.0
We really appreciated the way John & Adam worked with us to pick out the music and personalize the whole experience. We had a lot of fun just talking music with them, and learning about some great stuff we didn’t even know existed.

As far as the “big day” went, the activity on the dance floor— and the range of ages represented there— really spoke for itself. Only one of the old fogies complained about the volume of the music— and, let’s face it, it wouldn’t have been a party if he hadn’t!

Not only was the music fantastic, but we also really appreciated how they rolled with everything (including young children experiencing meltdowns) and helped us through the moments when we weren’t really sure what we were supposed to do. We would heartily recommend them to anyone seeking DJs for a wedding— or any other type of event, for that matter.


P.S. Grooms might find this helpful as well!
We really appreciated the way John & Adam worked with us to pick out the music and personalize the whole experience. We Read more...
We really appreciated the way John & Adam worked with us to pick out the music and personalize the whole experience. We had a lot of fun just talking music with them, and learning about some great stuff we didn’t even know existed.

As far as the “big day” went, the activity on the dance floor— and the range of ages represented there— really spoke for itself. Only one of the old fogies complained about the volume of the music— and, let’s face it, it wouldn’t have been a party if he hadn’t!

Not only was the music fantastic, but we also really appreciated how they rolled with everything (including young children experiencing meltdowns) and helped us through the moments when we weren’t really sure what we were supposed to do. We would heartily recommend them to anyone seeking DJs for a wedding— or any other type of event, for that matter.


P.S. Grooms might find this helpful as well! Read less
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MeghanRC
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
These guys were perfect. We were worried about having a DJ that would play the same cheesy wedding standards and put an impersonal mark on our day and even considered making a list to avoid the kind of reception we were afraid of, but as soon as we talked with Adam we knew we could hand our night over to him and it would be fantastic. And it was. These guys love music. They aren't just people with sound equipment trying to make a buck on weddings. They are professional when it comes to responsiveness and the event and artists when it comes to designing the evening in line with your tastes. Adam spoke with us many times to get a feel for our what we like, then met with us to show us some music that was good for mood or dancing and all of it was spot on to what we had in mind. He uses mixing to engage a broad age group and get everyone dancing (the floor was always crowded) and the combination of his skill and the quality of his equipment meant there was atmosphere and great sound but it was never too loud or distracting off the dance floor. He spent the afternoon with us at our venue to go over exactly how we wanted the event to progress, reminded us of things to consider we wouldn't have otherwise thought of and left us feeling we would have no worries once the party started. If you want a non YMCA reception, book them now and know that at least one thing will go off without a hitch and exceed expectations.
These guys were perfect. We were worried about having a DJ that would play the same cheesy wedding standards and put an Read more...
These guys were perfect. We were worried about having a DJ that would play the same cheesy wedding standards and put an impersonal mark on our day and even considered making a list to avoid the kind of reception we were afraid of, but as soon as we talked with Adam we knew we could hand our night over to him and it would be fantastic. And it was. These guys love music. They aren't just people with sound equipment trying to make a buck on weddings. They are professional when it comes to responsiveness and the event and artists when it comes to designing the evening in line with your tastes. Adam spoke with us many times to get a feel for our what we like, then met with us to show us some music that was good for mood or dancing and all of it was spot on to what we had in mind. He uses mixing to engage a broad age group and get everyone dancing (the floor was always crowded) and the combination of his skill and the quality of his equipment meant there was atmosphere and great sound but it was never too loud or distracting off the dance floor. He spent the afternoon with us at our venue to go over exactly how we wanted the event to progress, reminded us of things to consider we wouldn't have otherwise thought of and left us feeling we would have no worries once the party started. If you want a non YMCA reception, book them now and know that at least one thing will go off without a hitch and exceed expectations. Read less
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