DJ Ricky G

Fletcher, NC

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Experience, knowledge of music and dedication. I have over twenty five years experience as a DJ and have done hundreds of events. Though mainly weddings, I have done birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and many other general event parties. I keep myself abreast of new music at all times, while always going back and listening to music from the 40s, right up to today's hits. Once a client decides to use my service, I become dedicated to that client and do all I can to make the event as special as I can for them.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Watching clients and their guests enjoying my services. The people at an event are the ones who make the event a success. I can get them going and play what they want to hear but when it comes down to it, they make it happen. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the dance floor full of people dancing and having a blast!

Location

Fletcher, NC 28732

Years in business

32

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

54

Reviews

29 Reviews
  • Thumbtack Customer Sep 25, 2017
    On very short notice & with no advance planning, DJ Ricky G entertained our wedding reception guests ranging in ages from 20-77... People that haven't danced in years were out on the dance floor! His cache of music & knowledge of his trade are exceptional. I highly recommend him.
  • Laura P. Sep 18, 2017
    DJ
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  • Mary M. Jul 11, 2017
    Wedding DJ
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    He picked the perfect music for us. Ricky was fun and easy to work with. We all really enjoyed the time
  • Jay H. Jun 12, 2017
    DJ
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    Great will definitely call again if ever needed!!!
  • Melvin S. Nov 19, 2016
    Wedding DJ
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    Great DJ
    On time, ready, professional and has every song anybody wanted. It was a great night! Everyone had a great time!
  • Bobby M. Oct 17, 2016
    DJ
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    Fantastic dj
    Ricky was excellent. He set up quickly and kept the vibe going all night. Very happy with his service.
  • Paula T. Oct 2, 2016
    Wedding DJ
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    Great job
    Ricky did a wonderful job at our wedding! I highly recommend him.
  • Chris A. Aug 7, 2016
    Wedding DJ
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    Ricky brought the house down. He totally came through on our special requests as well as choices we left open to him. Totally recommend it. Thanks for rocking my wedding
  • Katie P. Jul 30, 2016
    Wedding DJ
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    Very prompt, and put on an excellent show! Played everyone's favorite songs and helped us create an amazing night we will never forget! Would recommend to anyone wanting to have a great time!
  • Ramona P. Jun 15, 2016
    DJ
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    Ricky was great he did everything we asked him to do and then Lord even when I was late to my own wedding he was understanding them played his part just as well as been expected, thank you Ricky couldn't ask for a better day
  • Elizabeth S. Mar 13, 2016
    Wedding DJ
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    He was great. Arrived early and played a good selection of music.
  • Tamera A. Nov 28, 2015
    DJ
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  • Jenna H. Oct 16, 2015
    Wedding DJ
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    Ricky was wonderful with my daughter's 10th birthday party. He played music appropriate for the kids and even some music for the adults to dance along!
  • Tim P. Aug 30, 2015
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Played the songlist I gave him. Showed up when he said he would. Treated everyone with respect. Reasonably priced. Communicated with us well leading up to the reception.
  • Ericcka H. Aug 11, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    he was very accommodating there were a lot of last minute changes that were out of our control and he hurdles them with ease, he had all the right music and handled announcements professionally and with charisma. the only problem I had was sometimes his speakers would pop loudly. it wasn't often enough to warrant annoyance but it did make people jump.
    Ricky G. Aug 11, 2015

    Thank you for the positive comments. I do apologize for the "popping" you heard. Unfortunately, it was the mic that was causing this issue. I did rectify this afterwards and the problem did not occur any further. A simple fix, batteries were weak. I changed batteries and all was well. I am glad all was to your liking. Great wedding, really enjoyed myself....thanks.

  • Carol L. Jul 29, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    We had a great time at my daughters wedding with DJ Ricky G. He asked what songs we wanted played at different parts of the wedding and reception we didn't have a long playlist so we let him play his selections. He played great music and had everyone dancing. Great time, would highly recommend.
  • Jennifer S. Jul 18, 2015
    DJ
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    I think he did a very good job he played what me and my guess wanted I thankful for that
  • Pam N. Jul 12, 2015
    DJ
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    Ricky DJ did a great job for my husbands 50th surprise birthday. The service was simple & easy to use. Ricky was on time & went beyond what he committed to. He took request from our guest & made the party personal. I would hughly recommend Ricky DJ! Thanks!
  • April P. Jul 11, 2015
    DJ
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    Ricky was good for my daughters sweet 16 party he played country which is what we requested although wish he had been little more involved with crowd but still good :)
  • Michele C. Jun 8, 2015
    DJ
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    He did a great job for our party!!! The kids loved him!!! He was on time and had patience with us (we were running behind). Thank you!
  • Jennifer T. May 29, 2015
    DJ
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    He did a wonderful job at my wedding reception!! He got people moving (which is not easy with my family, lol!). And was very polite and professional every time we talked! Highly recommended!! Very nice guy!! 😃
  • Greg H. Apr 27, 2015
    DJ
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    Very nice gentleman. All was as promised. Really nice sound system with lots of different tunes.....Thanks Again Ricky.
  • Connie C. Apr 26, 2015
    DJ
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    Very nice man...was there early an played everything we wanted to hear...Did a great job.
  • Patricia E. Apr 19, 2015
    DJ
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    Great Dj we highly recommend him!
  • Autumn F. Apr 9, 2015
    DJ
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    Ricky djed our wedding ceremony and reception. He was professional and a pleasure to work with! He showed up with plenty of time to set up and test everything!! He played everything we had asked! Everything was done exactly as we had discussed and he did a wonderful job on the rest of the music selection!! He was worth every penny and if we ever need a Dj he will be the first we call!!!!
  • William H. Jan 26, 2015
    DJ
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    great job, great birthday party
  • Susan S. Jul 13, 2014
    DJ
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    We had a great experience with Ricky. He did our daughter's reception and we were very pleased. Ricky is personable, approachable, and professional. He's attentive to his clients' preferences and has plenty of experience, which was helpful. I would hire him again in a New York minute.
  • Kelly B. May 17, 2014
    DJ
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    This man promised so much and delivered so little. Don't get me wrong he is a nice guy.....but nothing was done like I wanted it. He charged me 500.00 to do my wedding ceremony and the reception. First off he got lost even though he had the address and arrived and hour and a half late, then he never did any of the ceremony announcement like he was told. My husband had to go up several times and confront him because he was playing divorce and cheating songs and when it came time for dinner I had several guest come up to me and say he was eating way too much. His plate was piled high with chicken, I mean I'm not saying he couldn't eat.....but dude your the dj, save some for the guests. Two of my family members went to get their dinner and there was no chicken left. I was not happy....I mean this is just rude and inconsiderate. Now let me go back to when we first met. When meeting with the dj he said that if I was not happy with the performance he put on then I did not have to pay him a dime. So at the end of the night I let me husband know I was not happy with anything he did and that I thought 200.00 was fair ( just because I'm a nice person and was going to pay him for his travels). Well when my husband confronted him he said absolutely not we had a contract.....and 500.00 is all I will take and he poked my husband in the chest. Which by the way my husband was being civil until this guy decided to put his hands on him then the dj backed down and apologized. My husband then said well you never did the ceremony like we asked he then proceeded to say ok well ill take 450.00 but that's it, nothing less. I mean seriously guy a contract or not if you promise a money back guarantee if I'm not happy then you need to stick to your word.....All in all this guy was very unprofessional and I would not recommend him to anyone. Save yourself the disappointment and get somebody who knows what they are doing.
    Ricky G. May 17, 2014

    My turn to explain in my words, and trust me, none of this is untrue. I will tell only the way it was. As far as getting lost, the address given to me by the bride was a wrong address. Her mother-in-law gave me the correct address and admitted I was given the wrong one. I arrived ten minutes before the "start time" and no one was ready. I was set up and playing music twenty minutes before the bridal party started their entrance. I played every song she chose for the bridal party entrance, as requested. Their was only one song the husband requested I not play and I immediately went into another song as requested. I was told by the bride and also the groom that I could eat. I, as always, waited until everyone had eaten. I then went to eat and there was not much left. I had a chicken breast and a wing, along with some salad. I also went back and had a little more salad. This is all I ate, as there definitely was not enough food to go around. As for when we first met, I did say she would be happy but never mentioned a refund or anything of that nature. I definitely never poked her husband, who was very nice about the thing. He told me "she" was not happy and would like to pay $300. When I asked him what she was not happy about, he said he did not know but I did say that the contract was for $500 and I would take off $50. her husband spent a half hour at the end just talking to me about every day things, a nice man. Announcements were never done, which I mentioned to her, because right after the ceremony, they began to eat. I am always professional and in this case, I had a playlist from the bride and every song on the playlist was played. When I met her, the biggest concern was her budget which I believe was the reason she did not want to pay the agreed upon price. There was only about twenty people (including kids) and I had at least 6 people tell me they were enjoying the music. If people do not dance, I cannot help that and in this case it was out on a lawn so it was a bit more difficult, and the "special dances" were in the back yard away from where I was, but I still managed to play the music and relocate my speakers. My final word is that this bride expected much more than she paid for. I gave her a $500 DJ job which was no different than any other jobs I have done. The reviews here on this site as well as my personal site and my Facebook page attest to this. I am sorry she was not satisfied with her wedding but this was no fault of mine. I respect her thoughts but do not think she is being very truthful on the whole matter. I wish Kelly and Frank nothing but the best for their future.

  • Bethany H. Mar 3, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Great DJ wonderful song selection. Everyone enjoyed the night would definitely hire him again for any occasion requiring a DJ

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My pricing is not complicated. I work with the customer's budget at all times.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
In this field, I constantly check the music listings, as well as try and keep up with new equipment which is always being developed.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Family......always needed a DJ for family parties. So I started young and things just went from there. Now I am at a point where my music and my equipment have grown to where everyone benefits.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Weddings, birthday parties, holiday parties, and all around general parties.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I very recently did a wedding for a young couple who had no idea what to expect. They gave me very little to work with. I put together a great playlist, had the dance floor jumping and the bride and groom smiled all night. A couple of weeks afterwards, the sent me an e-mail telling me how much they and their guests enjoyed themselves. This is what a DJ wants to hear.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Sit down with me and when we're done you will know I am sincere. I am honest and will not tell you one thing that I cannot deliver. If I can't guarantee you what you ask, I will be honest about it. And then you make the decision.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I love what I do, so I can keep the rates low....of course I do get paid but since my rates are always low, this proves how much I love what I do. And since I enjoy it so much, I project this energy out to the client and their guests.