Alchemy Entertainment

Marysville, WA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Alchemy Entertainment works to provide the absolute-best entertainment, verified (and background checked) hosts, top music, and industry-leading equipment. Our job is to make your event as memorable as it can be, and we are committed to never letting you down! With Alchemy, you won't find burned out college students or half-awake DJs playing off an iPod; we handpick our team to ensure that you always receive a professional treatment! And, we have spent tens of thousands on our gear to ensure that we back the best team with the absolute-best gear! In addition, we offer complete custom-tailored playlists and if we do not already have a needed file in our library, we will acquire it specifically for that event at no additional cost! When you call Alchemy, you can also take comfort in knowing that our libraries are licensed, certified, verified, and kept current (including Radio Edits, Remix's, and Ethnic Selections)! Whether it's Top 40 tunes at your wedding, a corporate-safe playlist for your company or charity event, an off-the-wall Private Party, or a themed karaoke party for your bar or venue, our team at Alchemy always has the best and newest selection available for you and your guests! With over 44,000,000 tracks in our DJ library (and 330,000 for Karaoke), we will ALWAYS have what you are looking for!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Our teams are all industry professionals (lighting, audio engineering, entertainment, performance, marketing, etc.) and have joined together to share our love of music and entertaining. We take great pride in using our knowledge and our love to bring a sense of joy and happiness to our customers, and there are few gifts greater then the appreciation from a client whose dreams we've helped to come true.
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Location

Marysville, WA 98270

Background check

Complete

Years in business

2

Number of employees

7

Times hired on Thumbtack

24

Reviews

13 Reviews
  • Dan B. Apr 30, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    My wife and I booked with Alchemy for our wedding reception. Evan was very professional and helpful. They were flexible when the weather forced a last minute change of plans and helped us make the best of it.
  • Dalton B. Feb 4, 2017
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    DBP-MS Wedding Reception
    The partners in this endeavor are cool and talented. They made our wedding reception. I highly recommend their services. Just treat them right as you would like to be treated right :).
    Evan & Whitney R. Feb 6, 2017

    Dalton, thank you for your wonderful review! We had a great time, and loved the food and family. We also took some great photos and will be emailing them to you asap. Thank you for allowing us to share in your celebration! -Whitney & Evan

  • Taryn W. Dec 15, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Thank You!!
    Overall the services were great during the event. Very professional and came prepared with the instructions we had for the cadence of our party and MC instructions. They tried very hard to get the attention of our group of individuals to keep to the timeline and for our White Elephant exchange which can be hard to do, with some humor. A few minor suggestions- communication and responsiveness leading up to the party could have been a little bit more timely, however we realize that it is a busy season. When planning it's important on our side that everything is accurate and ready to go. At the party with regard to music there were questions as to what should be played. We look to you as the experts based on our guidelines and trust that you're going to play great music to get the party started! :) We were satisfied and thank you so very much for being part of our celebration!
    Evan & Whitney R. Jan 4, 2017

    Taryn, Thank you for allowing us to take part in such a wonderful event! We appreciate your understanding with the few minor delays in communication; as you said, the Holidays are incredibly busy. As to asking guests what they wanted to hear, we aim to try to blend music together to fit the demographic of our event and, as the ages ranged from mid twenties to late fifties, we wanted to encourage your guests to offer input so none would feel overlooked; even within a fairly consistent age range, musical tastes can be varied, and we aim to be all-inclusive. We hope this gives more clarification on our intention when reaching out to your attendees! Again, thank you so very much for inviting us, and we look forward to more such events in the future! Happy New Year! -Evan & Whitney

  • Martha T. Dec 7, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Great DJ.
    Evan was very accommodating with our playlist and guest request. DJ was great and defiantly recommend and will have back for future events.
    Evan & Whitney R. Dec 9, 2016

    Martha, it was immense fun working with you, and we appreciate you inviting us to be part of such a wonderful event! Truly, your holiday party was absolutely beautiful! We look forward to working with you in the future. -Evan & Whitney

  • Mariko L. Nov 21, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Recommended!
    Great DJ, worked with us before the event to make sure they had music prepared to accommodate our event schedule. Provided music for awards ceremony and dancing after. Thanks!
    Evan & Whitney R. Dec 9, 2016

    Mariko, it was a pleasure working with your group, and being able to be part of an event for such a noble organization. We look forward to working with you in the future! -Evan & Whitney

  • Tara D. Oct 23, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Hire these guys for your school dances!
    Very professional. Homecoming dance a huge success! Took requests. Kids very happy. Cared about sound quality. Great light show.
    Evan & Whitney R. Dec 9, 2016

    Tara, it was great working with you and all the kids! We look forward to many school events in the future. Thank you for having us! -Evan & Zack

  • Ann M. Oct 7, 2016
    MC and Host Services
    Verified Review
    Overall great experience
    I contacted Evan to MC/DJ at a semi-formal wedding reception that my Husband and I were hosting. Most of the planning for the event was done only 3 weeks ahead of the even and infact I contacted Evan through Thumbtack only about 10 days before my event. He was very easy to work with and super communicative. We had a few back and forth emails where I described my expectations and then on the day of, I briefly explained the order of the afternoon. Everything went off without a glitch. He was so helpful because I hadn't had the time to send him a playlist earlier to prep and on the day of at the event, my cousins and friends gave him a playlist and he played them without any complaints!! A few of our friends complimented how professional he was.
    Evan & Whitney R. Oct 13, 2016

    Mary Ann, We had a fantastic time working with you and your group. What a beautiful venue and diverse variety of music. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your second wedding! -Evan & Whitney

  • Derek E. Oct 4, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Nice job
    Music mix was good, although mixing karaoke with dance music ended up being a difficult mix to maintain. Only misstep may have been the DJ trying to liven up the party with a song that none of the guests knew, which may have contributed to the party ending a bit earlier. Otherwise, Evan was very personable and did a nice job.
    Evan & Whitney R. Oct 5, 2016

    Derek, Thank you for having us at such a beautiful event. The combination of a unique demographic and mix of d j and karaoke was definitely a little challenging, but we had a great time and appreciate the opportunity to work with you and your organization. We have also sent you an email regarding your event ending early (with a discount on future events). Thank you again! We look forward to working with you in the future! -Evan & Whitney

  • Molly M. Sep 21, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    50th Birthday party
    They did a great job coming up with a play list that suited to group well. They were willing to take requests, and even helped get my shy niece out on the dance floor. Flexible with song request, changes to the evenings events. Very professional and polite. we will be recommending Alchemy Ent. to our friends.
    Evan & Whitney R. Sep 22, 2016

    Molly, Thank you for the wonderful review. We had a lot fun, and I appreciate you letting us be a part of your celebration! -Evan

  • Julie K. Jul 6, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Evan did a terrific job as a prom DJ! He impressed the kids with his vast array of song choices and he did a great job customizing the music to their preferences. I know he got the mix right when they were all on their feet. He was easy to deal with and professional. I was also impressed with his equipment and set-up. The sound system and lights were top notch. Worth every penny!
    Evan & Whitney R. Sep 22, 2016

    Julie, It was a ton of fun meeting you and the kids, and what a cool venue! We're looking forward to your '16/'17 dances! -Evan

  • Brandy M. Mar 20, 2016
    Bar or Bat Mitzvah DJ
    Verified Review
    Evan did a phenomenal job for our party. Very professional
    Evan & Whitney R. Sep 22, 2016

    Brandy, Thank you for having us be a part of your sons Bar Mitzvah! We both had a great time, and loved the venue! And the food was fantastic! - Evan & Whitney

  • Jamie M. Feb 19, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
  • Kat B. Jan 14, 2016
    I hired them for a Halloween event and they OVER delivered in a huge way! The party lights, music, fog, and mc were the hit of the party! They made the event one of the best I have produced in 30 years and definitely made me look good as the event planner. I will definitely hire them again for future events and would highly recommend them.
    Evan & Whitney R. Sep 22, 2016

    Kat, Our team loved being a part of your party. We look forward to many events in the future! -Evan

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
One of the most important aspects of working with a new customer is getting our host and customer(s) together so they can get to know each other. We feel that it is extremely important that there is a positive chemistry so both parties can work well together. After initially meeting, our host and the customer will go over the details of the event (when, where, how long, etc) and will discuss any special requests or requirements to ensure we have ample time to prepare. Our team also goes over music options to begin creating custom playlists for weddings and DJ events, or to acquire additional tracks (as needed). Finally, usually within a week or two of the initial meeting, our team will meet with the customer to do a walk through of the event location, verify load in availability, meet site staff, double check power and space requirements, and to take photos for preparation. Following the event walk through, our team will e-mail a series of forms to gather information about our client and event, as well as a contract to secure the date. Our team is available via phone or e-mail following this to answer questions, follow up, or make adjustments until the date of the event. Prior to the day of the event, our team will confirm all details with our customers; likewise, we will text/e-mail our customers if they are not on site when we arrive.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Our team all has extensive industry training before ever running shows. All of our team is required to take Numark training courses, and must work 25 hours of supervised events (roughly 5 individual events). Owner, Evan Rabinowitz, has over 10 years experience as a DJ, Stage Master, and Sound Engineer.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
We do have standard prices, which our outlined on our website. We do work to accommodate a variety of budgets and requirements, which often includes discounting our services so we can meet the needs of our clients. We also do offer regular discounts to schools and non-profit organizations!
What types of customers have you worked with?
Alchemy Entertainment has worked with a wide variety of customers on a range of different events, from Weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs to Corporate and Church events. Our team has also worked with a number of special requirements clients, including Non-Profit Black Tie Galas, Military Events, and Culture-specific events (including Asian, Indian, Gaelic, Native, and Rastafarian).
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Take the time to meet your prospective DJ or MC/Host. All of the best equipment can be rendered worthless if you hire an MC with no personality, or a DJ who has no interest or ability in getting an idea of your tastes or needs. We have often received praise for our focus on creating custom playlists and tailoring our services to the needs of our clients; unfortunately there are far too many DJ's and MC's who do not share our focus or interest in ensuring that their services reflect the personalities and tastes of their customers.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Some of the most important questions that your DJ will ask you include: +Where is the location of your event (specifically)? +Is your event indoors or outdoors (or both)? +What power is available? +How long is your event? How much earlier/later does your DJ have access? +What special requirements do you have (i.e. needing speakers for ceremony AND reception, but in two different locations)? +Do you have a list of your (or your attendees) favorite songs/artists that can be built off of? +Do you have a theme? There are many more questions that are important to answer, but these are some of the most common questions we ask that clients are not prepared for. With these answered, our team (or your prospective DJ) can get a much better idea of the requirements for your event, and can prepare a more accurate quote.