Kim Collins Entertainment

Boston, MA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Most people haven't seen a female dj and I think that's my niche. Guests tend to gravitate to the dj for just about everything...and I'm happy to help. You don't see many male dj's holding the baby or unzipping the dress!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I just received a check from a bride I worked with recently and she wrote "we love you"! at the bottom. To know that by the time the wedding is done and my work is over...that they feel like friends is incredibly rewarding.

Location

Boston, MA 02114

Years in business

17

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

84

Reviews

48 Reviews
  • Pavitra G. Feb 14, 2017
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Fantastic DJ!
    Kim was a fantastic, fun, and personable DJ. Kim was able to craft our broad ideas for the event into a well-choreographed agenda. Kim handled some last-minute changes for our event with a calm flexibility. She has a intuition about the "flow" of parties that allowed her to deliver an orchestrated agenda even with minimal advance planning from us. Kim is prompt in replying to emails and is quite organized in setting up a schedule for the event along with advance planning for the event. We fully recommend enlisting Kim for DJ, music, or emcee services for your event!
  • Corinne S. Feb 2, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Best DJ in Boston!
    Kim was incredible from start to finish - she kept the dance floor hopping all night long, was incredibly sensitive to the vibe during the event, managed all requests, and was a joy to work with. Would hire again in a heartbeat! Thanks Kim!
  • Sarah A. Dec 13, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    A DJ I'll recommend for life!
    Kim was incredible. Communicative, kind, willing to work with ALL of the music I wanted to use and was so welcoming to my friends and family on the dance floor. I appreciated her willingness to let the music do the work and she set everything up perfectly. Hire her!!
  • Dodie G. Nov 28, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kim is the BEST!
    I am so thankful that I hired Kim to provide the music for my 30th High School Reunion this past weekend! Her musical selections were spot on and she kept everyone upbeat and dancing like it was 1986 again! She intuitively knows what works for your particular group, is warm, funny and very professional. I cannot recommend her highly enough!
  • Jon P. Nov 20, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Terrific Tunes
    No one expected a dj at my husband's 50th birthday party, and Kim delivered a sound and atmosphere that made the party very memorable! She played our favorite artists/songs, and kept the volume just right throughout the night. She's delightful, professional with a warm sincere presence. Money well spent!
  • Viv L. Oct 25, 2016
    Highly Recommend!!!
    Kim was our wedding DJ and from the moment we met to discuss song choices and how she likes to get things done to the very last song, she was fantastic! She was full of great suggestions and ideas which we incorporated into our day but not at all pushy or over bearing! She made our day that much more special 😊
  • Madison S. Oct 20, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    KIM-TASTIC!!
    Absolutely Fantastic - We are an events company based in the UK and regularly hold events in Boston, we were so impressed with Kim from start to finish! We will definitely be using her again!
  • Audrey P. Oct 3, 2016
    Awesome experience!
    Kim was amazing! She played a variety of music to keep every age entertained and dancing the whole night. She was very alert and conscious if the song wasn't right or needed to be cut short. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her!
  • Francesca K. Sep 12, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    I can't put into words how perfect Kim was. She was so easy to work with and had some great ideas. We had the most precious dance with our beautiful baby daughter. Every part of the night was magical and fun. She really took the time to get to know us and listen to what we were looking for. Super highly recommended!!!
  • Kelly R. Aug 24, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    My husband and I couldn't be happier that we chose Kim as our D.J. on August 14th! Kim met with us in early 2016 and gave us a detailed overview of her services and style.. and a quick rundown of a typical wedding day. At that meeting she helped us to really think about our wedding and what type of music we wanted to set the tone for different sections of the day. About a week before the wedding we set up a conference call with Kim to go over all of the details. We felt great knowing Kim was attentive to all of the small details and had every step under control. When we couldn't think of a certain song or two, Kim was great and offered many different suggestions. And for a few things we really couldn't decide on, we let Kim choose because we felt comfortable knowing she'd make the best decision! Kim really knows how to work a crowd and was able to get everyone on the dance floor, from our college friends to the grandparents, the floor was always packed.. not to mention, it was also a Sunday! I especially loved her flexibility the day of-- from cutting our first dance short when needed, to changing things up mid-way through and more, Kim really went above and beyond to make our wedding day so great!
  • Wayne P. Aug 3, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kim was very engaging, she was a delightful dj with a great personality,she fit into our laid back 50th renewal .Her selection of music was spot on and she was able to fill all requests that were asked of her. She arrived early for the ceremony and then moved to the party area to provide music and mike for our celebration. She was engaging and interacted with young and old. We received much more than we had anticipated. She is a bonafide professional
  • Charles P. Jul 9, 2016
    Kim, we cannot thank you enough for being so caring, so passionate and so creative towards our wedding celebration in Truro, this past June. You are such a special person. From the moment we first spoke, and throughout the months of texts and e-mails leading up to the event, you were so responsive and helpful and we felt like we were old friends. At the event, which was a beach wedding, Kim provided people with flip-flops to aid with some aching feet,. The music was excellent, and the night was filled with fantastic and fun elements to keep guests interacting with each other. She made the day an absolute blast and I would and will continue to send her the highest recommendations. Her service was flawless and within a young, new couple's budget. Kim, thank you - you are amazing!
  • Leigh M. Jun 27, 2016
    We could not have asked for a better dj for our wedding! She played all the music I asked for and she was a ton of fun! She really knows the right thing to say at the right time. All my guests loved her and she even brought flip flops for all the people that were wearing uncomfortable shoes. I would recommend her to anyone that is throwing an event! Thank you again Kim Collins!
  • Ashley D. Jun 25, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kim was an absolute pleasure to work with for our wedding in Durham, NH, on June 11, 2016! She made the entire process very easy for us. Her initial groundwork forms got us to really think about the whole day; from the first guest arriving until the last song of the night. She took the time to meet with us both in person and on conference call in advance of the big day and walk through everything to ensure everything made sense and that we were all on the same page. When our wedding day came, Kim and her assistant were AMAZING! The dance floor was packed the entire night and at the one moment it looked like it might slow down, Kim helped revive it perfectly! This is all on top of the fantastic job they did making a very last minute change from an outdoor ceremony to indoor due to inclement weather, which we are so grateful for her professionalism and quick action. Kim provided some surprise touches to the wedding which included providing a bin of flip flops for any ladies who may not have brought a change of shoes but still wanted to hit the dance floor as well as a Michael Jackson hat and glove which found its way to the floor during Billy Jean for an impromptu King of Pop dance off! She was able to deftly make changes to the schedule mid-reception; for example, we’d decided to cut the bouquet and garter toss due to time constraints (again, thanks rain). She also snagged a great picture or two from alternate angles than our photographer which she shared with us. If you’re looking for a DJ who is easy to deal with, not looking to outshine you and your guests by being on the mic all night, and fully committed to making your day as perfect as it can be; we couldn’t more highly recommend Kim Collins for your wedding!
  • Janine B. Jun 24, 2016
    Kim did the best job at our wedding! We got married at the Crowne Plaza in Woburn recently and she did an amazing job! She got everyone on the dance floor and they stayed there all night! She was so pleasant to work with and understood how busy we were. She worked with us through everything up until the very LAST minute. We would recommend her to anyone and we had nothing but great reviews when the night ended! Thank you Kim!!
  • Julia R. Jun 9, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Kim was a fabulous DJ. She was very organized, met with us prior, and on the day she accomplished everything she promised and more. Kim was truly a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her to anyone!!
  • Alisha H. Jun 4, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Kim did a great a job for our wedding. We had a weird age group to entertain so when everyone complemented on the variety of music I was happy. We still have people complementing the music! Kim was also right on top of everything and kept it all running smoothly, even when things changed (which a lot did). I can't say enough because she was just amazing. Chuck and I were so pleased with Kim.
  • Laureen F. Feb 1, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    We asked Kim to provide music for our company holiday event. Kim was attentive during our planning meeting and listened to our interests. She was personable, engaging and professional in her demeanor. She worked with us to tailor the playlist to our needs. She came prepared to our event and was attentive to our venue. She helped make our party special! I would use her services again in a heartbeat!
  • Sarah M. Jan 13, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Kim was a fantastic DJ for my wedding! She takes initiative, is very professional, listens carefully to what the customer wants, and she kept people on the dance floor all night! Couldn't have asked for a better DJ. I gave a list of songs I wanted and she filled in the rest with popular music. She also supplied props- a Michael Jackson hat and glove that one of the guests used for a thriller dance.
  • Jennifer H. Nov 21, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    I would recommend Kim Collins DJ entertainment to anyone!!! Not only is she professional and thorough but she is also fun and down to earth! My husband and I were 110% satisfied with her services and my guests raved about her and the music! Our music was a compilation of what my husband and I chose and wanted to hear and some additions from Kim! She even did some music throwback mixes per our request. Kim Collins is the way to go for anyone who is looking to make their special day a little more special! Thanks again Kim ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Pamela C. Oct 17, 2015
    We were exteremly fortunate to find Kim Collins through a friend of mine that hired Kim for her wedding. Since our first phone call Kim was very personable and professional. Most importantly, she wanted to get to know us individually and as a couple. Without a doubt we hired Kim for our wedding ceremony at Point Judith Lighthouse and our reception at Kinney Bungalow in Narragansett RI. Two weeks before our wedding we met in person to discuss our music selection, timeline of events and who's who list. Kim truly cared about our wedding day and made sure that we were happy with the music selection for the ceremony, reception, first dance,etc. She was also very flexible and included Cumbia, Bachata, Merengue and Salsa for my family. Besides the music, Kim also made sure we followed our timeline of events for the day because we did not have an event coordinator. Kim went above and beyond to make sure our wedding day was a success and it was. Everyone was happy and danced till the end of the reception, we couldn't have been any happier! Thank you Kim for everything!!!
  • Christina B. Oct 16, 2015
    Future brides, book this Dj! I was the matron of honor, so my experience was brief, but wonderful, with Kim. I know my sister, the bride, had a great experience throughout her planning stages and Kim was very helpful with a fairly last minute request on my part. I had a surprise song for my sister and Kim communicated with me via email the week leading up to the wedding and the day of she was extremely stealthy in speaking with me so that my sister wouldn't have a clue. She was very warm and personable, mentioning all the out-of-state visitors. Though she maneuvered around the venue without drawing much attention to herself, her attire and demeanor was extremely professional!
  • Jennifer B. Oct 16, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kim was fantastic! All my guests had a blast. We had a very small wedding and she had everyone dancing and moving. She knew the venue and was very experienced with where and how to set up. She showed up super early to ensure everything would go perfectly.. and it did. She even brought flip flops for our guests. My bridesmaids LOVED it. She was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her 100%!
  • Reilly L. Sep 28, 2015
    Kim was amazing, she listened to all of my requests and helped provide equipment for my brother who played his guitar as I walked down the aisle. She is easy going and is capable of making last minute changes which is always helpful. The dance floor was full for my entire wedding and I have Kim to thank for the perfect night.
  • Jaqueline M. Sep 21, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kim Collins was the DJ at my wedding and she was AMAZING!!! Could not have been happier with her work. She had everyone on the dance floor the entire night and if a song did not work out she would switch it right away. My guests keep talking about how great she was!!! She played all kinds of music; spanish music, oldies, hip-hop, recent dance music etc.... PERFECTION!!! I recommend her to everyone.
  • Kelsey M. Sep 21, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kim was an amazing DJ for our wedding! We met in person, talked on the phone and emailed prior to the big day (even right up until that morning) and she got everything right on with our song selections, timing and she kept everyone on the dance floor all night long and still hungry for more! I received many comments after the wedding saying how awesome Kim was! She really kept things running smoothly all starting with the music playing when the guests arrived at the ceremony, to the procession down the aisle and then on the toasts and dance party! Loved her!
  • Caroline D. Sep 9, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Stop reading this and just hire Kim. Good. Now that you've hired Kim, I will tell you from experience you will NOT be disappointed! Kim DJ'd our August 7th wedding (ceremony music + reception) and she did such an incredible job. From leading up to the event (so responsive!), to going over details two days before, to seeing her show up hours early, and from the ceremony start to the last dance, we appreciated knowing she was there! Not only that, but she is just a delightfully kind and genuine person to talk with! Even amidst some family drama with bridal party introductions (which, let's face it, there's always drama), she made us feel like she had our backs with everything and that peace of mind was crucial on our big day. I highly recommend her work and I would 100% hire her again!
  • Jeanna D. Aug 30, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    We hired Kim to DJ our wedding on Aug 9, 2015. We met with Kim once before the wedding and also had a phone conversation to confirm songs, agenda etc. From our first encounter to the last, Kim was enthusiastic, professional, flexible and talented. The main request we had for her was that people have fun. Our friends and family are still raving about the great time they had! Kim (and her assistant) we're great to work with! I would recommend and hire her again without hesitation!
  • Emma H. Aug 25, 2015
    My husband and I hired Kim to DJ our wedding and I'm so glad we did! She was easygoing, fun, and so accommodating of our non-traditional choice of venue (a backyard!). Aside from being a total delight to work with as a DJ and emcee, Kim also helped us sort through some logistical details (needing a bartender, having sound and music in two locations, etc), which helped us immensely! I honestly don't know what we would have done without Kim and we are so happy we worked with her for our wedding. She also DJed my sister's wedding and our photographer's brother's wedding, and all of us would hire her again in a heartbeat. Thanks again Kim!
  • Yvonne P. Jul 20, 2015
    Kim was a top notch professional, she helped us with the music selection and with the set up of props. She made everyone feel like it was newyears eve.,but it was for my parents golden wedding and family reunion. I will always be greatful to her. She was an absolute joy to work with. She smiled all the way through and kept it upbeat the whole night. I will definitely call her again. Everyone is still praising her performance.
  • David C. May 27, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    We had a great experience working with Kim for our wedding. From the first call to our first meeting and the actual wedding event, she was extremely professional and totally on top of her game. We had a day time wedding, including a number of older folks (70 plus crowd), and she was able to work with us to expand our initially small set of specific song requests into a much more engaging and dance-able set of stuff. Meet with her, you'll really like her!
  • La-Tarri C. May 9, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    I love Kim! She did an amazing job. She will be returning to MIT in a month to DJ another gig!
  • Donald D. Apr 13, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kim was awesome, Kim helped us set up from the beginning to the end the music for our wedding at the Double Tree Hilton, She was so awesome at what she did, Kim came in early to setup her equipment, went over any last minute details with us, the quality of her work is second to none and when she promised she would get everyone dancing well she did that and more, listen if you need a DJ for any occasion, please do yourself a favor and give Kim a call, that is one phone call you will not regret.
  • Lori C. Mar 6, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    We held a combined birthday/engagement party at Spinelli's in Peabody. Kim was easy to work with, great in the planning process, and wonderful at the event. I would not hesitate to recommend her and would be pleased to use her services again. A great time was had by all!
  • Irene G. Feb 17, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    DJ Kim Collins. She did our wedding day this Saturday on Valentine's Day in New Hampshire in a blizzard, and yet, she was there on time, PROFESSIONAL, EXTRAORDINARY WORK, IMPRESSIVE, PERSONABLE, FRIENDLY, BEYOND GOOOD. Kim handled everything with professionalism, enjoyment, pride, and fun. She played every song on our list, when we wanted, and how we wanted it to be announced, if needed. She arrived way before the event, stayed until the very end and played music throughout, played every request, and we danced the night away. I would never hesitate to hire her once again for any event, her music is vast and there is nothing she couldn't find for us. Every song was played at the right time that WE wanted it done. She was amazing and worth every penny. Thank you Kim for your smile, your enthusiasm, and your hard work........We will definitely be distributing your name and card all over Cape Cod and beyond, to all our friends and family.....Thank you for your very good job.....Irene and David
  • Sera B. Oct 9, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kim was absolutely fantastic! We loved working with her for our wedding! She made it fun & exciting! There were so many changes over the last two weeks before the wedding, and Kim was so awesome & accommodating, and completely went with the flow! The two days before the wedding, I was freaking out over all the changes, and she calmed me down and reassured me that everything would be fantastic & beautiful!! She truly made our special day so memorable! She is professional & always willing to listen & give her input when needed! :)
  • Judy C. Jul 15, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kim has a great personality, very friendly, inquisitive and energetic. We appreciated that. We knew that Kim's background was in radio, but unfortunately she introduces a lot of her songs that way too ... speaking at the beginning of them, like a DJ would introduce a song ... that was a little frustrating at times... because she would merge songs together, when they needed an actual entrance (father&bride dance, we wanted to start from the beginning of song, since we had rehearsed it) ... same with wedding party song at beginning (Tie it Up), wedding party was supposed to dance a little with us, to celebrate and "start off" the evening ... she smushed that in for 3 seconds and then suddenly I had to grab my groom because our "1st dance" song was starting, which is a vast different pace and sound from the one she transitioned from .... I think those kinds of special songs should have a nice clear pause, start and actual end, because they are highlights and momentous ... Things like this caused it to be a blur. She played maybe 40% of the "must play" songs, which were important to us b/c they were requests of our wedding guests and of ours, we wanted them to hear their favorites as well. She needed to have perhaps a stronger sense for the "younger" crowd hip-hop and R&B music, since we noted that, along with the mix of wedding classics. I felt as though Kim was trying to work the wedding and coordinate through out the evening, instead of being a DJ. If you want this for your wedding, so that things stay on tight tight schedule, then yes - she's your gal. She is sweet and nice and open to suggestions, but I didnt want to be asking her for certain things or songs, on my actual wedding day. Several guests, including myself, the bride, went up to her asking her to play a certain song, "please , play it right now", because I knew it would motivate the crowd which was sometimes hit or miss in the evening. I think the catering crew, which had a manager, should have been the one going to Kim to nudge her along with announcing certain things, but instead I felt like she was going to the catering manager, or me directly telling me what was to come next -- it interrupted things and put me on the spot often, and I wanted to see a DJ crank it up for my guests ... Thank you Kim for your time and service.
  • Ruth W. Jul 8, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kim was a wonderful DJ for our wedding. I can't tell you the number of guests who came up to us to tell us how good she was. Not only was she fantastic at choosing songs which got people up and dancing but she arrived super early and went found out how to pronounce everyone's names, organized our wedding parties for the entrance, arranged the toasts beautifully and even though we hadn't planned to have a last dance, she advised us to do it and it was a beautiful moment which we would have missed if she hadn't been so knowledgeable. We were so busy leading up to the wedding that we gave her very little direction and were shockingly late at turning in our playlists but she still managed to provide us with exactly what we wanted. She even took some absolutely gorgeous photos which she shared with us - some of which are going in our wedding album! She is truly a gem and we are so grateful!
  • Virginia P. Jun 16, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kim dj'd my daughter's backyard wedding and was absolutely fabulous. I would highly recommend her she took requests and was so in touch with the crowd. She did it all perfectly and stayed 2 extra hours. Wow just the best!!!
  • Michael A. May 26, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kim was more than outstanding! So helpful, kind and funny, she ended up feeling like part of the family! She played all the songs we wanted and more and was so energetic and lively she got everyone moving! A fabulous day!
  • Bethany B. Apr 27, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    She did a great job!!!
  • Teresa M. Apr 14, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kim was great! She played everything I requested. Kim is very professional. She was able to read the crowd and play music that got the people up on the dance floor.
  • Karen L. Feb 3, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kim was amazing. I tried to book her 3 weeks before my wedding date. She was prompt, professional and a freaking sweet heart! My guests, new husband and I were so glad we chose her to be apart our of wedding. Book her!
  • Carrie F. Jan 25, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kim DJ'd my office party - and was WONDERFUL!! She arrived on time and set up quickly. Her music selection was great, she kept the party guests entertained, and was very personable and easy to work with. I highly, highly recommend Kim!
  • Lisa M. Dec 29, 2013
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kim was great! She was friendly and personal. She played the music we requested and also mixed it up very well.
  • Terry G. Dec 16, 2013
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Great job. Kim interacted with all the people in our celebration. She did a good job, kept on top of our need and wishes. Kim is the only DJ on our list as a keeper. I will suggest her services to all my friends who ask
  • Blaise C. Dec 10, 2013
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kim was the DJ for our Christmas party she was very professional and extremly personable she went above and beyond making sure the music she played was appropriate and what we wanted to hear. After everyone had eaten she really got the party moving with her selection of music and most everyone was on the dance floor dancing the rest of the evening. What a great job Kim did I would highly recommend her and can't wait until next year so we can book Kim again. Thank You Kim and Happy Holidays
  • Candace H. Dec 1, 2013
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Kim was absoulutly amazing! She agreed to dj at my wedding that was only 4 days away! She was very friendly and did a great job! All the guests really enjoyed her! She had a wonderful personality! I will be contacting Kim for future functions!

Q&A

How did you get started doing this type of work?
I've been in radio 30 years and in the beginning of my career I did DJ work on the side...back when it was turntables and 45's. I got out of it and pursued my on-air career. Now that I've seen live radio take a huge tumble...I decided to go back to working the crowd...something that I've always loved to do.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Weddings are a large part of what I do. But birthdays and kid's parties are always alot of fun too. I like doing special events where I may be doing auctions, awards ceremonies, mc work etc. I've done alot of that over the years and really enjoy it.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I did a surprise 30th anniversary for a couple in Plymouth. Since it was a surprise...they had no idea that their son Dan had flown in from San Diego. They were in a state of disbelief...greeting their guests and I start playing "Danny Boy". Still not knowing what's going on...they turn and look toward the door and in walks their son. Not a dry eye in the house!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Don't always look for the cheapest bid. Alot of DJ's like to hear themselves talk. After having been in radio for so long...I know what I sound like...and I don't need to hear my voice! Also...you don't see many female DJ's and I'm one of the best!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
There aren't many female DJ's and my customers always say the same.