SMS Productions Professional Disc Jockey Service

Gastonia, NC

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I guarantee that my clients get the event they are asking for because we plan their event, and I know what they want me to do and what they don't want me to do. This is how I am able to offer a money-back satisfaction guarantee. My clients are always satisfied! I also have a tremendous knowledge of great music! Since I have been in the DJ business for over 20 years, I have music and knowledge of music that other DJ's don't have.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love helping people have fun and helping them to put together an event that is EXACTLY what they were hoping for.

Location

Gastonia, NC 28056

Background check

Complete

Years in business

29

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

17

Reviews

14 Reviews
  • Andrea F. Aug 27, 2017
    Dj Grant did an awesome job for my daughter's 10th birthday party. Was on time had plenty of time to set up before everyone showed up. He kept the girls engaged. They had a blast!! My daughter even made her very own playlist that Dj Grant played during her party. I would recommend him for any of your birthday/dance parties. He will not disappoint.
    Grant S. Aug 28, 2017

    Thanks Andrea! I really enjoyed working with you and your daughter! Your party was a blast!

  • Thumbtack Customer Aug 23, 2017
    Grant is an extremely professional and observant DJ. He played a variety of music to please all of our audience members. I would recommend his services to any private or large event as he has the ability to work with both types. He was a key pieces of making our event memorable.
    Grant S. Aug 25, 2017

    Thank you for the detailed review! I appreciate you taking time to share your thoughts!

  • Cathy L. May 10, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Grant was very professional and easy to work with. We discussed the type of music ahead of time and he kept the party moving. He helped make this 70th birthday party a huge success. Will definitely hire him again.
    Grant S. May 24, 2017

    Thanks Cathy! You were great to work with as well. Your organization and attention to detail were impressive, and you were very professional. I look forward to working with you in the future!

  • Kaci B. Nov 14, 2016
    Strongly Recommended
    We were honored to have Grant Sparks DJ our wedding reception. He was extremely organized, had high quality equipment, spoke very clearly when introducing wedding party, played all the music we requested and more, was very interactive with our guests (even danced with us). We ended up going past our "ending time" because we were having so much fun. We could not have picked a better DJ to work with. Thank you Grant!
  • David J. Jun 27, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    We hired SMS Productions to DJ at our wedding reception. Grant did a fantastic job from the initial contact through to the end of the event. Good planning and set up by Grant led to a wonderful time by all. There was a great selection of music which kept the guests dancing. I will use SMS Productions again.
  • Kimberly W. Dec 2, 2015
    Grant provided exceptional service at a recent event for me. For my parents' 50th wedding anniversary celebration, we hired Grant with SMS Productions to provide the music, sound system and DJ service. He not only played wonderful music and the right music at the right time throughout the evening, but he also taught the guest to do the Cupid Shuffle, Electric Slide and other dances. He dressed the part - 50's attire and even took pictures which were displayed on a large screen and later emailed to me. I heard many positive comments from the guests and my parents were absolutely thrilled with the music, dancing, and the photos. The entire evening was very special thanks in huge part to SMS Productions. Grant is an absolute pleasure to work with and very affordable. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
  • Leesa M. Nov 5, 2015
    I do not have one complaint. I thought the evening went extremely well, I can't thank you enough for all you did to make our 40 year class reunion a huge success.
    Grant S. Nov 7, 2015

    I really enjoyed working with you on your reunion! You did a fantastic job as an event planner. If I can be of service in the future, just let me know!

  • Sandy T. Jul 28, 2015
    Grant was fantastic. He interacted with the quests. He took request. Several folk ask for contact info for him. He took care of keeping our party moving and enjoyable. The remarks I got the next day were " I haven't danced that much in a very long time." Our age group ranged from 23-78. He was just super.
    Grant S. Jul 28, 2015

    I really enjoyed working with you and your guests. You had a great group that definitely had a lot of fun! Thank you for your review!

  • Kim T. Jun 15, 2015
    Grant Sparks was the DJ for our Daughter's wedding October, 2013! He was fantastic and stepped up when the the person who was going to sing one of the songs during the ceremony did not show! Very positive person and very efficient. Gave great suggestions and everyone enjoyed his music! Highly recommended!
    Grant S. Jun 25, 2015

    You were a great family to work with, and I was happy to be able to cover and fill in the gap for the missing singer.

  • Mcgill T. Jun 13, 2015
    Grant did an awesome job as the DJ for the Ashbrook Hogh School's senior picnic! Grant always provides a way for the students to request music! He always screens the music to make sure that all music is appropriate! Grant is prompt and thorough in all things!! I highly recommend Grant for your next event or party!!
    Grant S. Jun 25, 2015

    You are always great to work with. You are prepared and professional in all that you do!

  • Jennifer N. Jun 13, 2015
    Grant was the DJ at our wedding, and he was GREAT! He met with us before hand to make sure that he knew exactly what we wanted and to make sure that he had our wedding party's name correct. The music was perfect for our wedding! Our guests loved how he helped show them the line dances, and he was great at adapting to what people wanted to listen to as the night progressed! If you want a DJ that listens to what you want, is organized, and helps you enjoy your wedding day, this is your guy!
    Grant S. Jun 25, 2015

    Thanks for the kind words! You are an awesome couple, and I was honored to be part of your event!

  • Mitzi L. Jun 7, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Grant was the best DJ we could have asked for. Not only was he punctual, he has a great personality! He interactedwith the kids and got them involved so there was no one left out even the adults.!! If I ever need another DJ he would be the first person I call and the only person I would recomend. He was worth every penny!
    Grant S. Jun 25, 2015

    Thanks for the kind words! You were a pleasure to work for. I appreciate your enthusiasm!

  • Ward A. May 29, 2015
    Great music selection and variety. He has games and line dancing that perfect for any age. I have used Grant for two other events and he always does an outstanding job. I highly recommend SMS Productions.
    Grant S. Jun 25, 2015

    I have enjoyed working for you and appreciate your review. You always have a great event!

  • Alexia R. May 11, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Grant came out to DJ an outdoor event in Denver, NC on May 9th. He did an incredible job! His music selections, professionalism, and ability to work independently without us having to hold his hand was exactly what we needed. His equipment was top notch, and was more than capable of handling a huge outdoor event. We will most certainly contact Grant again for our events and functions in the future! Alexia Riggins Mullis Manager of Marketing Westport | Elle Bee Realty & Associates
    Grant S. Jun 25, 2015

    You were great to work with as well. I appreciate you being willing to hire me when I didn't yet have any Thumbtack reviews yet. You host a great event!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Usually, we talk by phone and e-mail to answer questions and work out the event details and contract. Once I have been contracted for the event, I will share an event planning form to help the client begin to make decisions about their event. After the event planning form is complete, we will schedule the event consultation session. That can be done in person, by virtual meeting, phone, and/or e-mail. The choice as to the method belongs to the client. Even after the consultation, clients can make changes to their plan at any time.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am constantly reviewing a variety of information for disc jockeys, and it comes from a variety of sources. These include magazines for mobile DJ's, on-line videos, websites, and various social media outlets.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I really don't have a most common type of job because I do everything from corporate to weddings/receptions to schools to kid events.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Be sure to hire someone who uses a contract and requires a significant deposit. I am constantly getting calls from people whose DJ backed out on them at the last minute. They return their small deposit and leave them scrambling to find a good DJ. Many times this is because they get the opportunity to do a party that pays more than the one they agreed to, so they cancel to take the higher paying event. Be sure the contract covers what happens in worst case scenarios. Finally, ask them how many events they have cancelled, backed-out of, or missed.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
It is relatively easy to get into the DJ business, and just because someone is available and inexpensive doesn't mean they are the best choice for you. There is a lot of truth in the old saying, "you get what you pay for."