Talent City Artists
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DJ & Emcee with Ryan Chiaverini from Windy City Live
DJ US Navy 2019
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Hip-hop / Rap,
R&B / soul,
Funk / disco,
EDM / house,
Indian / Bollywood
Prom or school dance,
I am so relieved that I chose Corey to be our DJ for our upcoming wedding. He was very detailed and passionate about what he does. He explained the process of setting up the timeline for the wedding very well and answered all the questions I had. He also gave us a great discount!Jul 21, 2020Verified
Yunior laurente cusihuaman
Corey was our wedding DJ in August 2018 at the Rookery Building. Our initial meeting with him was great - he was very professional and it was obvious that he has extensive experience as a wedding DJ.We trusted him on our wedding day for both ceremony and reception music - he totally surpassed our expectations! He knew exactly what to do at all times, played amazing music that matched our taste, and even acted as a pseudo coordinator (transitioning between events, making the right announcements, dimming the lights, etc.). I highly recommend Corey as a DJ for any event!!Aug 29, 2018Review from GoogleTalent City Artists's reply
Thanks Yunior we had a blast!!!
Corey is THE BEST!!! He deserves something like..100 billion stars. Corey was the DJ for my wedding and he was absolutely amazing. Not only because he played great music and could read the crowd but because he actually cared about us and our wedding day. I was a terrible bride and pushed everything entertainment-related off until the last minute (literally, 1.5 days before our wedding). Corey was more than willing to meet with us and help us figure out the timeline of events and what music should be played. He was intuitive enough to know what we liked and disliked and applied this to areas of our wedding where we just said "eff it, play whatever". My husband developed a 102 degree fever the day before the wedding. Corey would check up on us to see how he was doing. 1 AM, the night before the wedding, I made several changes to my timeline and what my first dance song would be. Corey didn't mind and didn't freak out (and he didn't make me feel bad!). He checked our planner (he has a planner on his website for you to use) first thing in the morning and was good to go. Our ceremony didn't start until 6pm. Corey showed up at our venue by 2pm to check out the space, set up, and make sure everything was perfect. Because my husband and I were a couple of idiots when it came to wedding planning, Corey pretty much guided us through our wedding day (at the same time, he doesn't destroy your personality and doesn't turn your vision of the wedding into something you don't want). He made sure our parents were in the room before announcing them, he checked to see if my dad was in the room before he announced the Father/Daughter dance. Stuff like that. This may not seem like a big deal but it's a pretty big deal when its time for your dance and your dad's in the bathroom! He even operated the lighting at my venue since my lighting company didn't supply a technician. I am a control freak and began planning my wedding 1.5 years in advance. Despite this, I still fell behind and things still got crazy! Without my awesome vendors (see Museum of Science and Industry, Kloeckner Preferred Flowers, Miller and Miller photography) I would not have had my dream wedding. I totally picked the right people Corey is super! Professional, accountable, fun, and experienced. We trusted him the moment we met him and he never let us down a single time. He's also very good in non-wedding settings (we've seen him at a fashion show that had a ton of people)Corey (because I know you're going to read this :))-- thank you soooooooo much for everything!! J and I are so grateful and lucky that we found you for our wedding. We would have looked like idiots running around if it hadn't been for your patience, guidance, and expertise. Thanks for making us look good! See you in September! (That's right, people. He's so awesome we sent 2 of our friends to book him for their weddings!) Talent City Artists 100 Stars and 100 Thumbs Up!!!Aug 30, 2018Review from GoogleTalent City Artists's reply
Carrie I see you posted this with your husband Rob's email lol. It was a pleasure making your special day an AMAZING night to remember forever!!!! Thank you for the great review:)
Corey is really fast to respond at the messages. He is also flexible, willing to work with me, which make me comfortable to do business with him. I cant wait for the event. I know that he will do a great job!Oct 18, 2019Verified
Karlie Van Autreve
My name was spelled wrong on my photo booth photos that everyone took home. Not to mention many of my guests felt they were treated rudely. A few weeks after my wedding, they canceled on another family members wedding 2 days before. Would not recommend.Jul 23, 2019Review from GoogleTalent City Artists's reply
Unfortunately we are not sure you have the right company as we have never canceled and a wedding service as well we don't have record of you as a client.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?All pricing can be found on the website. Exceptions are made for military, fundraisers, philanthropic causes, benefits etc at the discretion of the company based on the scope of work.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Talent City Artists is a wedding DJ and entertainment company based in Chicago, Illinois. This talented group of wedding DJs, live musicians, and videographers provide the services you need to take your wedding or event to the next level. They specialize in unique wedding production, and they take the time to understand your wedding vision in order to achieve your dream wedding. Services Offered Talent City Artists is a group of talented wedding DJs, live musicians and performers, professional photojournalists, and wedding cinematographers. They pride themselves on staying ahead of the curve in the wedding entertainment industry, and will provide you with the latest entertainment technology and services in order to give your event a sense of finesse. Their team of experts will meet with you for a consultation in order to understand your wedding vision, and will cater to you unique style and taste in executing your wedding strategically. They offer services such as DJ and MC, wedding photography, photo booth and videography, wedding musicians, as well as uplighting and decor. They specialize in DJ services, and offer the following wedding DJ services
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Corey Sanford, creator of Talent City Artists, Inc. is from the Lake Geneva area, who followed his dream of becoming a DJ. Moving east, he attended the Institute of Audio Research in New York City. Corey studied all areas of the music industry specializing in mixing, mastering, MIDI and recording music. While studying music, Corey polished his customer service skills while serving as a wine sommelier, waiter, bartender and manager in two of NYC's finest restaurants: Artisanal Fromagerie and Wine Bar and Il Cantinori. Regular clients included: Madonna, Richard Gere, Sara Jessica Parker, Julia Roberts, Al Pacino the list goes on and on. Corey (a.k.a. DJXACTO) promoted and hosted several large club events throughout the NY tristate area, packing hundreds and often thousands of dancers into some of NY, NJ and Philadelphia's hottest nightclubs. Working with Global DJ's he headlined events spinning and mixing the hottest techno and Hip Hop Styles. Soon Corey started producing his own tracks. Spinning records and producing led him to start his own company Talent City Artists. Corey is currently producing 2 movie scores for Hollywood writer and producer, Drew Gebreski, who owns Speed Well Films. Drew just produced "In The Dark" that is on Netfix 2020, Check it out. Corey returned to the Midwest 15 years ago to visit friends in Chicago. It was on that visit that Corey became enticed by the Pilsen art scene. He wasted no time moving Talent City Artists, Inc. to Chicago so that he could create art, produce and record music. 2004 and 2005 Corey's artwork was featured in the Pilsen Art Walk. Corey now focuses his music and artistic abilities towards providing a unique music service at weddings, art openings, private parties, fashion shows and boutique events. Talent City Artists is a full service music company offering clients years of musical expertise and passion with an artistic creative edge.