DJ Nate Hawaii

Haleiwa, HI

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Aloha! This is DJ Nate. I'm a professional, friendly and affordable DJ for weddings, proms, dances, house parties, restaurants, etc., and would love to DJ your event. My setup can be minimalist or bold. I arrive early and stay late to ensure your event is a success. My sound system is "club-quality", lighting includes colored lights, strobes and lasers as options. I truly love what I do and my clients say that shines through. I'm 40 years old and get a little bit younger with every song I play.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I provide the perfect "soundtrack" to your event! Try this sometime: Turn on your favorite movie, then play different songs in the background. That movie takes on an entire different feel with each song. What makes it incredibly rewarding is seeing the smiles on the faces of the guests of honor, those attending, and other professionals at an event. Memories last forever, getting to be at the "control center" of those moments is exciting to me. Creating amazing memories is what I love most. It could be playing the right song at the right time, pumping up a crowd, or just keeping things running smooth behind the scenes. It's all very rewarding to me.
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Location

Haleiwa, HI 96712

Background check

Complete

Times hired on Thumbtack

16

Reviews

9 Reviews
  • Oakley C. Sep 17, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    My guests were all please with the song selections! They had nothing but great things to say!
  • George A. Jul 17, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    The best DJ in Oahu! Our wedding was a success with a mixture of Latin music and American Hits! Many mahalos DJ Nate!
    Nate B. Aug 9, 2017

    Thank you George! The rain didn't slow the party one bit. It was an honor and pleasure to be part of your wedding.

  • Caitlin B. May 21, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    DJ Nate was amazing! He kept the party going all night. He added a great touch of his own to the requested music and honored every request. Everyone loved him and we highly recommend! Thanks for making our night even more amazing!
    Nate B. Aug 9, 2017

    Thanks Caitlin!!! It was a blast!!!

  • Jamie O. May 15, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    DJ Nate was phenomenal! He made our special day run smoothly with amazing music, presence, and set up! I will recommend him to anyone I know! Thank you so much Nate for being all we could ask for and more!
    Nate B. Aug 9, 2017

    Thanks a million Jamie!!! It was truly an amazing day. Thank you again for trusting me as your DJ! Aloha.

  • Jessica Z. May 3, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kept in contact with what he could offer for my event
    Nate B. Aug 9, 2017

    Thanks Jessica! Easy ongoing communication is super important for the success of the event! Mahalo.

  • Curt G. Apr 22, 2017
    DJ Nate!
    Best DJ ever!!! The crowd loves him, and he has all updated equipment. I would highly recommend DJ Nate.
    Nate B. Aug 9, 2017

    I'm flattered! Thank you Curt. I look forward to seeing you at the next party!

  • Kevin G. Mar 8, 2017
    DJ Nate is LEGIT!
    You want the party to get started and keep going till the end? DJ Nate is hands down, one of the best DJ's I've seen. He keeps the party alive with awesome song choices, a sick set up, while interacting with the crowd, and keeping everyone hyped! Never a dull moment when DJ Nate is throwing it down!
    Nate B. Aug 9, 2017

    Thanks again Kevin! We were definitely throwing down great tracks, and song choice is always a critical decision for the DJ. Mahalo!

  • Kumen M. Feb 28, 2017
    If you're looking for a great DJ, look no further!!
    DJ Nate Hawaii always exceeds our expectations. Our youth group has dances every few months. We’ve used a number of different DJs in the past and for more than a year now since finding DJ Nate the youth keep requesting to have him come back. He brings a lot of energy in to the room that keeps people on the dance floor. He is very professional, easy to talk with, and really helpful. Thank you DJ Nate! Highly recommended for all special events and occasions.
    Nate B. Aug 9, 2017

    Thanks again Kumen!!! It's always a pleasure to rock the party with clean music. 14-18 year old have great energy! I'm definitely looking forward to the next one. Mahalo!

  • Justin H. Feb 20, 2017
    Epic New Year's Party with DJ Nate
    DJ Nate was incredible! He seriously brought the life to the party with his selection of music and lighting. It wouldn't have been half as good without him.
    Nate B. Feb 20, 2017

    Thank you Justin! You guys were awesome. It was a blast!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Pricing generally ranges from $550 - $1500. Things that affect pricing are the complexity of the event, location, number of speakers needed, etc. I always bring my very best equipment every time. If you have a budget to work with, let me know what that is and I can give you options.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Working with me is super easy! After you decide that I'm your DJ, I'll send you a contract that you an approve online. You can also make the deposit online. Then, you can log in to your online event planner where you can select music, add a timeline of events, and more. We will also meet in person or by phone to go over the details. All through this you can call, text, message, or email me any time. I'm easy to reach and love my clients.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
My customer service skills were learned when I worked at Turtle Bay Resort which is among the top hotels in Hawaii. I worked as a supervisor with the banquets. It was there that I learned how to truly understand the needs of clients and event planners, adapt to change, and create an exceptional experience.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
It all started when I was in high school when my friend and I DJ'd a dance in a barn. It's was records, tapes and CDs. Over the years I've been asked to DJ dances and parties for friends and organizations that I belonged to. They kept asking me to come back, I love the work, and decided to launch the business. The response has been awesome. My reviews tell the story!
What types of customers have you worked with?
Wedding planners, brides, grooms, schools, corporate event organizers, churches, families, event planners, and more.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I have fond memories of all my events. I recently did a grand opening of a school, which was amazing. The most recent beach wedding I DJ'd was rocking! And, I recently DJ'd a graduation party at a horse ranch, which was way fun! To be in the driver's seat for any special occasion is exhilarating. I arrive several hours early to set up, sound check, and troubleshoot if needed. I'm always ready before the event is scheduled to begin, stay throughout the event, and am all packed up in about an hour after the event is over.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Advice to a customer looking to hire would be to get a feel for the personality of the DJ your are going to hire. His personality is going to set the tone for much of the event. If your DJ is happy and excited to be there, your guests will mirror that and also be happy and excited to be there. If it's "just another gig" for your DJ, your guests will feel that. I love my clients, and give my very best performance every time! You should feel comfortable asking anything of your DJ, and not feel intimidated at all. Your DJ is there to serve you and contribute to making your event a success! Ask about the equipment they use. Is it professional equipment? How does it sound? If the speakers are hissing or buzzing during dinner, that could be aggravating. My system is sweet! If you're going to stretch on budget for something, make it your DJ. In most events, they are providing microphones, sound system, MC services for announcements, background music, dance music, disco lighting, and more. Trust your DJ. In addition to requesting your favorite hits, call on your DJ's experience and him or her what he or she recommends for music, setup, contingency plans, etc.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Before talking to professionals, think through the role that you'd like your DJ to play in your event. Are you looking to hire someone to simply play songs or are you hiring a DJ to draw on their experience to help make your event a success? Be willing to stretch a little on your budget for a DJ. A professional DJ does much more than is seen. At the start, there are consultations and meetings to go over timeline and music, and draw upon the experience of the DJ. There is coordination with the event planner and other vendors. Then, there are several hours of creating tentative playlists based on conversations with the client. On the event day, I'll typically arrive 2-3 hours before the event start time to setup and soundcheck. During the event, there is adaptation to schedule changes. The DJ needs to assess your guests likes and dislikes of your guests before and during dance time. The DJ needs to help your guests reach peaks of excitement, then let them rest for a bit before raising the energy again. The DJ has to plan out the "must play" songs and plan to mix those in at the right time during the event. Your DJ needs to know how to professionally manage requests. And, when the event is over, your DJ needs to break down the equipment as quickly as possible.