I have had the privilege of Dejaying for many happy couples over
the years. These are just a few that I have been involved with since my time
Nicky came recommended to us by our venue (The Fountainbleau Inn, Alpine, NY) where we had our reception and we took it, SO glad that we did!! We reached out to Nicky to see if he was available for the date and he was....he then sent us his packet and we set a date to meet him! We brought our Daughter Ava with us and she just clicked with Nicky. He has a very loving, warm aura about him which makes it perfect for your DJ at a wedding (or any event for that matter). We hit it off and gave him our music selection and he gave us his suggestions. What we loved about Nicky is how easy he was to talk to and if we had any question he was quick to answer them. He has tons of experience and has played for many big names but you wouldn't know that because of his humbleness. If you want a quirky DJ that plays games and just comes to get the job done...this isn't your guy!! But if you are looking for a DJ who really pays attention to detail and goes that extra mile to make sure that your event is everything and more NICKY WOOD is your guy! We are glad to say that not only was our DJ amazing but we have made a life long friend. Everyone at our reception loved him and totally loved his accent, that was a plus!! Thanks Nicky for making our day that much more special! We love you!!
Matt, Sarah, Ava and Belle
July 13, 2013
Nicky knows how to keep the celebration going and your guests dancing. We enjoyed having Nicky as our DJ at our wedding and many of our guests commented thru the night about how he kept every one pleased with his DJ skills and warm personality. He also uses just the right amount of being professional and sentimental at the same time. For example allowing our young nieces to pick a song to sing to us and then taking the time to announce them and play the song for them. He helped us make happy memories we cherish, and will never forget.
Sincerely Brandy McClarnon and Disashi Lumumba Kasongo
(Gym Class Heroes)
Nicky Wood was the greatest wedding DJ ever!! I heard my guests commenting
that he was “a cut above the rest” and he made my husband, who can be quite
critical of people’s music selections, very happy!! Our guests were on the
dance floor ALL night. My mom, who’s usually very shy, said she didn’t
think she left the dance floor for more than 5 minutes after dinner was
over. He had great suggestions for cake cutting and bouquet toss that
really fit us, and made people smile, and he included all our requested
songs at just the right moments. We had some really special romantic
moments, and mostly fun, high-energy dancing like we wanted. He had people
from ages 3-84 dancing non-stop!! It was a feat. My grandma isn’t able to
move well, but she even wandered to the corner of the dance floor for a
song she loved and bopped up and down with her walker. It made my night to
see that. He did some of his own remixes that were really great work, and
he also cut the father-daughter dance to the length we wanted it with no
glitches. His assistant was also so much fun that my single uncle developed
a little crush on her, and she was great at keeping me on track for
announcements, cake cutting, and other stuff I had to do. As an added
bonus, Nicky has a wonderful accent that makes his announcements extra
special. I would completely recommend Nicky for your wedding! Mine would
not have been the same without him. Thank you, Nicky, for the great
conversations leading up to the wedding, and the unbelievably amazing music
the night of. You made our party so great, I don’t think I stopped laughing
the entire night. It was everything we could have asked for, and we are
very lucky we had you. –
Jessica and Steve~Aug 10, 2013
(Jeffrey Foote Photography)
My fiance, Nathan, and I had a 100 person wedding at Taughannock Falls in
August 2008 and had our reception at the Farmer's Market. We had a lot of
excellent vendors, but Nicky Wood was hands down the best DJ either of us
have ever experienced at a wedding. Of course, we enjoyed our own wedding
and we could be biased, but we're in our 30s, so are our friends, we've
all been to a ton of weddings, and everyone, with musical tastes that range
widely (some friends in college radio, jazz composer dad, aunts and uncles
in bands, friends with mainstream tastes, some latin folks), they all thought
he was fantastic. We still get comments. People truly could not stop dancing
- not wild, cheesy and out of control - just solid, and good and fun for
a long time.
On top of his excellent DJing, he was really great to work with. We had
a lot of requests. Nathan's family lives in Mexico, and we wanted that
represented. Nathan is a fan of hip-hop, we wanted that represented. I
wanted our parents and grandparents to enjoy the music and actually dance.
He called us 6 months prior to get us thinking, he called again several
weeks before to touch base and discuss types of musical genres. Starting
two weeks before (up until very shortly before - unfortunately that's
how WE operate) we gave him a lot of material including some pretty obscure
stuff. He must have worked really hard to fashion it into a coherent playlist
and transition smoothly, but it was truly artful. He used a lot of what
we gave him, and definitely fleshed out, enhanced and polished from his
He has a British accent, and did interject some witty and well placed
remarks toward the end, he's a chill guy, he's smart and funny - he's
great - certainly not cheesy at all.
I really can't say enough about Nicky - he is a rare type that you meet
who truly has a gift for what he does.
Best wishes, Emily & Nathan
I got *so* many compliments about the great music and DJ for our wedding.
Vince and I can't thank you enough for helping us really pull this together
(esp when I didn't get to meet up with you before walking down the aisle!!)
and making the wedding such a great success!! We both can't believe its
over and though we thought that we'd be relieved to have the wedding over,
we're actually really, really sad that it went by so quickly! You were
so great that my dad even voluntarily got on the dance floor by the end
and I saw him dancing quite happily. :) You rock!! Ann & Vince October 5th 2008 Esperanza Mansion
(Road crew) Jeannette L , Dustin Brown
Kings) , Nicole , Nicky Wood.
Thankyou so much Nicky
You did a totally awesome job at our wedding this summer , July 21st
, It could not have been better. Everyone had such a great time and commented
on how wonderful your choice of music was & mixing skills too. We
all danced and partied right up until the end of the night , it was such
a shame that it had to finish.
An extra special thanks for the way that you handled the organising of
your part of the day too , it could have been difficult with us in California
& you in New York , but you made it so easy and so much fun. Your
attitude is excellent!
Please don't hesitate to put us at the top of your list for reccomendations
, you are brilliant. Thanks again Nicky.
Nicole & Dustin
When I started planning my wedding, I knew one thing, I did not want
to have your typical cheesy wedding DJ. I wanted to have real music
that real people dance to, not just the same assortment of songs you
seem to hear at every wedding. I'm a firm believer that the music at
a wedding can really make or break the night. I know a lot of people
get a DJ and then hand him/her a list of fifty songs they want to hear.
What good does that do? You might as well hook your own iPod up to a
stereo system. If you're hiring someone, you want not only their ability
to put the music on but also the expertise on what to put on and when
to do it--Nicky has that and then some. I wanted someone who could look
at my husband's and my taste in music (which isn't really very danceable)
and find songs that would match our style, and Nicky did just that.
wedding night was amazing. I can't tell you how many people told us
it was the best wedding they had ever been to. I really think a lot
of that had to do with having Nicky Wood as our DJ. He started with
an assortment and quickly read what the crowd was receiving the best.
After dinner, nearly everyone was on the dance floor for the rest of
the night. It was a blast.
Thanks so much,
Beth Williams & Christopher Puleo (BEARDSLEE CASTLE, September 10th,2005)
Steve and I wanted to thank you again for the amazing job you did at our wedding.. We knew that a big part of setting the scene! for the reception was proper music selection - you made sure it was perfect. All of our family and friends raved about DJ and a few even requested a wedding soundtrack! It was such a great party- we'll have to do it again soon!..... Remember to let us know when you are next in Boston!
Kate Bills Woods and Steve Woods
When we first started planning our wedding, we knew exactly what we didn't
want in a DJ - games, props, group dances, etc. We were so relieved and
excited once we met with you and realized you didn't want these things either!
Giving you an extensive do-not-play list and a short list of what we did
want to hear, you did a perfect job - songs we forgot to put on our play
list and songs we never would have thought of but that were perfect for
our party The dance floor was full all night, which is how I had always
imagined my wedding. So many of our guests commented that our wedding didn't
feel like a wedding, but more like a big party, and that was exactly what
we were going for.
We cannot thank you enough! We are firm believers that the DJ can make or
break the wedding, and ours was a huge success! People are stil! l raving
about you, your music choices, and your accent. Thank you again and again!!
Chris and Caroline
We just had to send you a letter to thank you for your awesome performance
at our wedding this summer. It was important for us to make the reception
an exciting and fun event and that all starts with the music. The music
that you played was geared to everyone at the party and you had everyone
dancing from our 5 year old flower girl to our 86 year old grandfather.
Our family members still can't stop talking about the great music you played
and many comment on how our dj made the wedding. We had seen you previously
at a friends wedding and knew then that you would be the perfect choice
for our wedding!!! Andrew and Allison
When Chris & Melissa first started brain storming wedding ideas, the
first thing they were adament about was having you as their DJ. Having a
band wasn’t even considered, they would settle for no one but 'Nicky
Wood'. You were the first person they booked!
After Saturday night, I can understand why…. you had family &
Cornell friends having a great time dancing & celebrating. I don’t
think Melissa missed a dance and didn’t stop dancing until the music
stopped. The music never took a break-no silly talking, just fun music to
dance too for all ages. My poor feet hurt so much that night, but I had
so much fun & would do it again in a minute! Thankyou for making the
Kalvestrand/Jennings wedding a great evening of celebration. Julie Kalvestrand (Bride’s mother)
Thank you so very much for being a part of our wedding celebration. You truly made our wedding fun for all. Of all the weddings we have been to, you are by far the best with mixing songs to keep everyone dancing through the night. Thank you so much! Melissa & Chris
Robert Kaussner Wedding Photojournalist
"Having enjoyed Nicky's fabulous Haunt performances
and radio shows, we were very excited to learn he also DJ'd for weddings
when planning our own reception. Knowing that we had a seasoned professional
with worldwide experience was important to us because many of our guests
were from the UK. As a result we didn't have to worry about a thing. From
the very start Nicky was extremely professional, organized, and attentive
to our wishes for our event. During the reception, Nicky's ability to read
the crowd and draw from his diverse record collection, combined with his
enthusiasm kept the dance floor packed and the crowd moving until the very
end of the night. Nicky's professionalism and experience make him a great
DJ and his enthusiasm and talent make him the best! Our guests will remember
the fun he created for years to come." Stephen and
Robert Kaussner Wedding Photojournalist
When we first started looking for a DJ for our reception we were very
worried about what we would find (especially since we were looking from
Seattle). Most receptions we had been to had given us examples of what
we "didn't want" (tacky outfits, hoola-hoops, cheese-ball music)
but we had a very particular idea of what we did want. When we found DJ
Nicky Wood we were immediately impressed by his response to our email
(and our various requests, we wanted 70's and 80's music and were extremely
particular about what kind of vibe we wanted) and we hired him on the
spot. It was hands down the right decision; Nicky was truly perfect. He
kept the party going with the music we wanted and had the skill to find
the right music at the right time to keep the party going. The caterers
had to kick us out at midnight and NO ONE wanted to leave. We highly recommend
him - he is world class and absolutely made our evening perfect beyond
our imagination. Jeff Pelletier & Chris Pasco
Nicky Wood at The Haunt a few years ago,loving the way he controlled the
dance floor,we knew that he was the one to DJ our wedding,the only one who
should. Nicky brought tears of joy to our eyes with his personnel touch,he
made our wedding such fun,people are still talking about it.He played all
the tunes he knew we liked as well as sup rising our Italian families with
some Mediterranean classics. Although it felt as though we were the only
dancing in a dream,as we looked around we realised that everyone else was
partying too ... Thanks to our favorite DJ Nicky Wood!
Nicky,we love you,thank you for the love,time,effort and skill you put into
our special day,you made our wedding! Marty & Danielle
Jeff & Rebekah's wedding
Nicky, from the first song til the last, Nicky Wood had the crowd at our
daughter's wedding dancing - so much so that we overflowed the dance floor!
Thank goodness we booked him for longer than originally planned. I didn't
think we'd last on our feet so long, but the time flew. The music during
the cocktail reception was great too. Just right to create a mood, but
to stay in the background so folks could talk. We will surely hope that
Nicky is available for any future events. Ellen Z. Harrison (Brides mother)
As you well know, hiring a DJ for our wedding reception was something that
we approached with a lot of trepidation. Initially, we avoided looking at
DJs altogether because of our prior experiences at weddings where the DJ'd
music ended up being cheesy and impersonal.
As soon as we talked to you, though, we knew it was meant to be. You put
us right at ease with your kind and lighthearted manner, and you took the
time to really get to know us - who we were as people, what our tastes in
music were, and even the ethnic backgrounds of our families. You worked
OVERTIME to get in our unique requests for impossible-to-find songs, nontraditional
bouquet and garter tosses, and a spot for a bellydance performance. You
made it your personal mission to create a unique musical atmosphere that
everyone would enjoy.
As for the reception itself? I think the best quote came from a nine-year-old
guest, who exclaimed, "I wish it would never end!" That sentiment
has been echoed by many of our guests ever since. You have a talent for
feeling out the right music for the moment, and the experience to make everything
perfectly seamless. The party was absolute magic, and we owe it all to you.
Love, Catherine Casey and Tom Morrissette
Nicky was the best possible DJ we could have
asked for. He played exactly what we wanted and got everyone shaking there
arses on the dance floor. Even my grandparents. I would give anyone his
number in an instance. Thanks for making are special day just that bit more
special. Cadi and James Tierney-Fitzgibbon
"Nicky, we are still getting letters and calls about what a great job you did at our wedding...I believe the reception is all about the happy couple, but it was amazing looking around and seeing that our guests were being taken care of and YOU were the main reason!!! Thanks so much for taking our song suggestions to heart and playing them for us. You really know how to feel the crowd, something a lot of DJs don't do...you saw what kept them happy and went with it...even with the "handicap" of a noontime wedding on a boat, you made it feel like it was midnite at a great dance club...you are the WOODMAN !!!" Paul & Julie Pacheco
We can't thank you enough for your contribution to our PERFECT wedding.
The music was excellent,everything we'd hoped for & more.Your poise
and professionalism confirmed our choice of BYFAR the finest DJ in upstate
York & beyond.We hope that you and your beautiful roadies,Sheena &
Jessica,had an enjoyable evening.We know that all of our guests did....thanks
to you! All our love Chris & Angela Lott
Cooperstown Country Club, Cooperstown, New York
TOP PHOTOGRAPHERS LUKE WALKER & ROBERT KAUSSNER
meet NICKY WOOD at THE HAUNT!
This is the first time (but certainly not the last) Nicky has graced the blog, so for those of you who don't know... DJ Nicky Wood here in Ithaca is the best DJ in CNY. Nicky is a friend of mine, so myself and Robert Kaussner decided to go out last night and watch him tear the roof off THE HAUNT. In addition to Nicky being a friend, we also get to work together at weddings so it's always good to stay in touch and see each other (which we don't do enough of, so hopefully this starts a change in that!).
I know past couples have used Nicky and there are couples reading this for 06 who are using Nicky, If you aren't using Nicky and haven't booked anyone yet...... well you know who I like ;)