DJ Dave Gillis

San Leandro, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Unlike some DJs who only play what they want, I give my clients exactly what they want. I don't make the event about me; I work with my clients exclusively to customize their playlist and play directly from that. I do my best to take in guest requests as well as protect the client and the event from inappropriate music requests.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love being able to bring strangers together with music, especially getting young and older generations together on the dancefloor.


San Leandro, CA 94579

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11 Reviews
  • Annie T. Oct 3, 2016
    Amazing Amazing Amaing
    DJ Dave was there on our wedding day to play everything from ceremony music to reception music to dancing music. Everything went off without a hitch. Dave set up a call with us two weeks prior to the wedding and just with talking to him, I was confident the big day would go well and that I could cross "music" off my worry list. And I was definitely right. He knows what he is doing!! He played the perfect mix and knew how to judge the crowd. My friends and I danced all night long song after song. It was impossible to not dance to all the great hits he played. I would hire Dave from now on for all my party music needs and recommend him a thousand times to all my friends.
  • Ron G. Jun 26, 2015
    Dave DJed at my daughter's wedding this past weekend at the Presidio in San Francisco. He did a great job. He was there when he said he would be and he conducted the music, announcements and the evening's music very professionally and people filled the dance floor immediately and through the night dancing to his excellent selections. He knew he had a very mixed crowd and he adapted very well. He also, and in advance, helped me with a set up for a little performance that I did. Great job Dave! Father of the Bride.
  • Heleno L. Jun 1, 2015
    DJ Dave Gillis is a ONE-MAN SHOW. He was kind enough to accept our invitation to play at our wedding reception. I had previously checked his website and heard some of his work spinning. He is very professional, organized, dedicated and, most important of all, a GREAT DJ. We requested only three songs out of the amazing 6-hour setlist with which he commanded the dance floor of our reception—and we all danced and had the time of our lives. His stupendous sound equipment and lighting apparatus made the evening better, for sure. Don’t think twice—if he is available BOOK HIM right away! ♫ ‘Cause the music plays forever! ♫ =;-) Cheers, Heleno
  • Bill D. Apr 17, 2015
    Verified Review
    Dave is friendly, straight forward, organized, professional and polite. He is clearly a professional DJ, not a part-timer and he takes a lot of pride in his work. He has 60,00 songs, all the audio equipment, lighting and templates for everything to ensure the day is well planned and executed. All the qualities necessary for a high-caliber, professional wedding ceremony and reception.
  • Page H. Mar 23, 2015
    You can't find a more professional and absolutely exceptional DJ. I have worked with him for 10 years and he is fantastic. Just be sure you wear comfortable shoes. Because you are going to DANCE!!!!!
  • Angel D. Mar 20, 2015
    A true professinal in every way. I recently acquired his DJ services for my wedding back in September. I never knew how much of a life saver he would be. He helped structure my entire ceremony and all that followed into the night. Making a stressful day run smooth and pain free. So if your looking for worldclass service Dave Gillis is your ideal DJ.
  • Gaby B. Mar 19, 2015
    We had the best experience, we have had DJ Dave multiple times at our events and we will continue to do so! He's always very punctual, he plays the best music and he's the best!
  • Bruce P. Mar 19, 2015
    Dave and I have know each other for close to 20 years and he is great person to work with
  • Past L. Mar 19, 2015
    He is a great DJ he knows what is the right mix of music to play with the crowds he is playing for.
  • Kent S. Mar 19, 2015
    My company has worked with DJ Dave Gillis for over 4,000 events including 5 nights per week for 18 years at The Starlight Room at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Dave is a great DJ and packs the dance floor and is a consummate professional. His customer service is exceptional. I give Dave 5 stars for every event we've done together.
  • Aykut A. Mar 19, 2015
    Super professional and amazing DJ!


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