With three decades of experience, the professional team of Needle In The Groove DJs, emcees, visual technicians and support staff take the job of creating and preserving the memories of the events that we are so privileged to present very seriously. Our experience ensures not only a celebration that we feel will be above and beyond your expectations, but one that will be extraordinary. We take all of the guesswork out of creating an affair that is not only memorable but also totally stress-free.
Tom and his team were awesome from start to finish. They played the songs we wanted and even the parents and grandparents were on the floor with us. Our guests are still talking about what a great time they had. Tom also put together a beautiful montage with the pictures we provided. We could not have asked for better entertainment. You will not be disappointed!
I couldn't recommend anyone more highly than Tom and Needle in the Groove. Our daughter's sweet 16 party was a huge success! Everyone young and older danced the whole night away! Tom made the night so personable and made all of us feel so special. Especially our daughter. It meant so much to her to feel happy and loved and We owe it to Tom!
The special lighting made the night electrified and the music videos were a big success! The party was a huge success thanks to Needle in the Groove!
Response from Needle In The Groove:
Thank You Christine for choosing Needle In The Groove to entertain at Sophia's Sweet Sixteen. We had fun with your family and friends along with making Sophia feel very special. We are so happy Sophia had a great time.
Thank You Again!!
All The Best
It is with great pleasure that I am writing to offer my recommendation for Needle in the Groove and DJ Tommy Cerino. He has been our DJ of choice for a number of years and due to the overwhelming success of the parties each year, we will continue to utilize him.
Tommy is a great DJ. He is very friendly, talented, and will provide you with the type of service and ambiance you are seeking. Our organization is very diverse, yet he meets all our needs in a very professional yet fun way. He will take recommendations from the floor but ultimately adheres to the person in charge. He will do everything in his power to make sure your party is a success.
I’m happy to recommend Needle in the Groove and DJ Tommy Cerino to anyone who is considering hiring a DJ for their event. You will get friendly service from an experienced professional.
Ms. Iris E. Rivera
Project Coordinator II - Local Melville CSR Site Lead
1285 Walt Whitman Road
Melville, NY 11747-3085 USA
What can I say about Needle in the Groove? Tommy Cerino is an amazing DJ. He recently did my daughters 30th birthday him and took the time to listen to my daughters music tastes and designed the night around her. The photographer he brought captured wonderful pictures all night which were displayed on his monitor. Tommy did her communion many years ago as well as functions at my marina and in fire island. He is a perfectionist and spends so much time and detail in everything he does. He takes pride in his work and it shows when he does a party. I highly recommend him and will never use any other DJ!
Where to begin? Tom was so accommodating right from the start. He listened to all our likes and dislikes, and designed music and lighting that was perfect. The photographer for the zap shots was amazing, the candid shots were perfect, he really captured all the high points. The percussionist was excellent, he really added a nice touch to our wedding.
Right from the start, Tom went above and beyond in meeting and exceeding all our expectations. He was extremely accommodating in giving us exactly what we were looking for. The lighting was perfect, the photographer for the zap shots was excellent, the candid shots were outstanding, and the percussionist was amazing.
Tommy was our first pick to have DJ our wedding, but due to the distance we settled for his videographer services. He did a wonderful job with capturing our rehearsal dinner, wedding and reception. He is devoted to his craft, and produced a beautiful video that we will cherish forever! Highly recommend for any of your future events!
Needle in the Groove with DJ Tommy did a wonderful job for our Parish's annual Chrysanthemum Ball. Everyone enjoyed the music and danced the night away.
What can I say. Tommy delivered more than I thought was possible It was a surprise party for my wife and a surprise it was. We had people ranging from 21 to 95 and Tommy got them all dancing. He had the music people wanted tp hear and got some amazing pictures. A true professional. Thank you Tommy.
Response from Needle In The Groove:
Kevin thank you for having Needle In The Groove entertain Kathy's Surprise Birthday Party. It was a honor to be part of a special milestone in her life . Your family and friends were so much fun to be with. And you are right, Kathy loves to dance. I wish Kathy to have many more Happy Birthdays.
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Great job by needle in the groove, had us on the dance floor rockin' it all night!
Thank you for making the Brookwood Hall Gardening Day a festive and fun event on April 20th. You did a great job in keeping everyone motivated as we were weeding, mulching and planting. The music really made everyone’s day!
On behalf of myself, Lynda Moran of the Islip Arts Council and the Brookwood Hall Restoration Committee, I truly appreciate all you do for our community.
Steven J. Flotteron, Councilman
Town of Islip
We hired Needle In the groove for our party and they were the rave of the night! They were very professional and knew every thing they were doing. It seemed he had every song we requested. Tom is very professional and I would recommend him to ANYONE looking for a party DJ.
What to Expect
We're here to please, and our DJs are especially knowledgeable when it comes to determining how to keep a crowded dance floor excited and involved. They've been trained to know exactly how to keep guests entertained and happy, and each member of our team comes prepared with an extensive selection of whatever type (or types) of music our customers prefer.
Needle In The Groove's lighting and visual effects experts are among the most knowledgeable and thoroughly trained in the industry. We utilize the most cutting edge technology available, with state-of-the-art equipment designed to dazzle and delight your clients and their guest. From the excitement of real-time imagery projected on multiple, extra large flat-screen plasma televisions placed strategically throughout the room to the impressive wizardry of 'ZapShot' © technology (instant photomontages designed to delight all the guests), simulcast and mixed music videos. Our visual and lighting packages are on par with the finest stationary venues and nightclubs. We're certain that your special event will be an occasion that your guests will be talking about for years to come. That's our job, and we take it very seriously.
MUSICALITY * VISUALITY * VERSATILITY * RELIABILITY * PROFESSIONALISM * INTERGRITY
• Over 30 years of experience as a professional DJ and VJ at some of the most exclusive clubs in the New York Metropolitan area
• Extensive knowledge of contemporary audio and video technology
• Extensive experience in sound and video editing, mixing and production
• Owner and operator of Needle In The Groove, Inc, one of Long Island’s most successful and prestigious independent mobile DJ and video production services
• Extensive experience in lighting & visual effects (Intel Lighting; spot placement; computerized light shows, etc)
• More than 30 years of experience as an event coordinator and party planner
• Extensive professional management experience, including coordinating diversified workforce training and implementation (sound technicians, dancers, videographers, video editors, lighting technicians, emcees, etc)