Karaoke Commander

Matthews, NC

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

As a veteran, I have provided DJ services to many veteran events and veteran weddings. I understand the honor and dignity those who are participating in the event deserve. I always feel that it is an honor to continue to serve my fellow veterans. This has extended also into also helping civilian heroes celebrate their special occassions. Whether it is a wedding ceremony for two police officers marrying each other or the reception of a firefighters wedding, or parties for EMT's or doctors and nurses. These people routinely sacrifice their personal time to support their community. It is an honor to help them have a good time. For me the service I provide, is as rewarding to me as it is to my client. The more fun they have the better I enjoy the event.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I enjoy seeing people have a great time. And it makes me feel good if I played some small part in their happiness. I want the customer and their guests to be happy.
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Location

Matthews, NC 28105

Background check

Complete

Years in business

8

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

65

Reviews

41 Reviews
  • Belynda T. Jul 5, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Outstanding from start to finish!! Will definitely use Karaoke Commander again!
  • Sherry A. May 21, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Our experience with Jeff was top notch! He was the DJ at our daughters wedding and he helped the evening go perfectly! He knows how to make it flow and keep the guests involved. Loved the music he played and he went above and beyond by coming to our rehearsal and helping us with the flow of that too. He values your input and wants to make your day as special as he can. He is organized and punctual as well. I could go on and on!
  • Sherri D. May 6, 2017
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Best DJ did a awesome job would highly recommend. Thank you for making my sons wedding great .
  • Peggy B. Apr 7, 2017
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Awesome!
    Karaoke Commander, Jeff Friar, provided the music for our wedding on April 1st, 2017 and did a wonderful job! Since I have an ecclectic musical taste I told him to have fun with it and he did!! We were so pleased and would definitely use him again. Top Notch!
  • Lauren C. Aug 28, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Jeff DJ'd my husband's surprise 50th birthday party and was great! Kept the party going, played great music. Fun Karaoke! Will definitely use his services again
  • Alyssa L. Jun 20, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Jeff was the DJ at our wedding, and did an amazing job! He got our families up and dancing, and did a great job at mixing up the music based on our family's wide range of musical tastes. He was really fantastic! He was very flexible the day of, and worked well with my coordinator. He was very tasteful, punctual and dressed professionally. I thought it was cute that he had a vest on that matched the color of our wedding. Jeff really brought the party, and helped make our day very special.
  • Jamie D. Jun 7, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    On time, funny and great to work with.
  • Jessica H. May 22, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Jeff was amazing!! So easy to work with from our first meeting to our wedding night. He did a fantastic job and everyone had a blast!! Would definitely recommend him for any event!
  • Caroline G. Mar 9, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    very nice gentleman, spoke several times and communications was excellent, very professional and cant wait for him to do the wedding. Thank you for begin a part of our special day
  • Josh A. Jan 10, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Perfect example of what the do service should be, Jeff did an amazing job and we couldn't have asked for more! Highly recommended to anyone and will most definitely be using his services again in the future.
  • Grace Y. Nov 22, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Jeff was absolutely amazing! As a wedding coordinator, it is essential to work with someone who is easy to communicate with, flexible, professional, and punctual and jeff was just that! Finding someone on thumbtack, not meeting them in person and also planning a wedding from long distance can be very hard but jeff made it super easy and definitely made the event less stressful. He was so polite and respectful to all the guests. Jeff even let the crowd do some karaoke at the end of our event which everyone really enjoyed!! Thank you again for all your help. I couldnt have asked for anyone better. Anyone searching for a DJ should definitely hire him!!!
  • Aubrey W. Nov 20, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Jeff was wonderful! He provided music for our wedding ceremony and reception and karaoke. He kept us on schedule and played anything we requested. He was professional and easy to work with. He really made the planning of our wedding easy and the actual day run smoothly. We highly recommend his services and will use him again should an opportunity arise.
  • Kerri M. Oct 7, 2015
    Our wedding reception was great! Music was perfect! Very well organized!
  • Elizabeth L. Oct 3, 2015
    What a good time !! So much fun....you don't even realize your cares & worries have melted away! ! They is a lot of talent out there& Jeff makes everyone there best...Jeff is a very special& sincere person ! the best deal in town !! ♡just love him& his beautiful,smart& talented wife Elaine♡ Absolutely Outstanding !!! ☆☆☆☆ THE COMMANDER
  • Hannah B. Oct 3, 2015
    DJ
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  • Brittany S. Jul 6, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    He was amazing. Everything flowed great and he played every song we asked him to. I would definitely recommend him to anyone!
  • Kiera M. Jun 12, 2015
    It was at a party for our Chorus Director at Providence Country Club. Initially, it took a little bit of time to get people to participate in the karaoke, but he did a good job of encouraging people and he had a great selection of music. Overall, it was a great experience.
  • Tamara K. May 3, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Karaoke Commander was the DJ at our daughter's Sweet 16 party. He not only made me and my husband happy but also the birthday girl! He was a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. He was very quick and responsive to emails, questions, details, etc leading up to the event. He took our suggestions and hopes for the party and made it happen....from song requests to dance lights and a screen projector etc. He was prompt and professional on the day of the event. He ran the show effectively but didn't draw attention to himself and away from the party or the party girl. He delivered exactly what he promised and more. We honestly could not have been happier. A+, Two Thumbs up, A Class Act, Look no further....he is your guy!!!! Thank you for making my daughter's birthday celebration great! If I have DJ needs in the future, I know who to call without hesitation.
  • Reginald O. Aug 11, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    My wife and I had Dj Jeff do our wedding July 20 2014. Awesome is the best way to described the services and the music that was provided. My guests and my wife and myself enjoyed it greatly.
  • Jill M. Jul 2, 2014
    Jeff was the DJ at my sister's wedding. I wanted to add some music to compliment my toast. He was more than accommodating and put together several clips for me to use as I delivered my toast. The only reason I gave good instead of excellent is that I don't feel like he attempted to get the crowd involved as much as he could have. Maybe it was just our crowd. Otherwise, he took requests and did a good job.
  • Lee M. Jul 2, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Jeff is great! He DJ'd our wedding and he did a great job. I would recommend him in a heart beat. He was punctual, professional and courteous. He made sure that everything ran smoothly and the music he played fit with the mood we were trying to convey. Great company to work with and would again.
  • Melissa R. May 15, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    I was looking for a DJ to host my wedding reception when I was referred to Karaoke Commander. After reading his reviews on here, he sounded promising, so we hired him to do our wedding. I have to say, he delivers all he promises to. He did an outstanding job! Apart from the music we specifically chose, the material he picked was current and fun. I had many guests compliment our choice of DJ. I would definitely use his services again and recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ for any occasion.
  • Brittany C. Apr 30, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Jeff was fantastic and definitely helped to make our wedding and reception truly special. He was very accommodating throughout the planning process and played music that got perfectly with our requests. Would recommend to anyone!
  • Kate M. Mar 10, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Jeff did a fabulous job at our daughter's wedding. He was attentive detail during the ceremony and reception. He made himself available to both my daughter and her fiancé prior to the big day to make sure everything they wanted was done correctly. i would highly recommend him to anyone planning a wedding or big event! Kate Morgan
  • Jon D. Jan 11, 2014
    The Karaoke Commander rocked our New Years Eve party. The right music for the right mood at the right time. Nailed it. That kind of skill is hard to find - but you don't need to look any farther than this man. He's a pro.
  • David M. Jan 10, 2014
    Jeff did a masterful job of organizing and providing music and light show entertainment for our New Year's Eve Party at Pine Lake Country Club. As host of the party, I was able to enjoy myself and be stress-free, due to the efforts that Jeff took in managing the music and song requests. The dance floor was packed with each song with everyone having a fun time. I heard nothing but great comments about the song selections from our 100+ guests. Great job - Jeff! Recommend Jeff to provide music entertainment for any special event or wedding.
  • Andy C. Dec 26, 2013
    DJ
    Verified Review
    The Karaoke Commander was excellent. He was very professional and arrived on time. He had two set ups for my daughter's wedding and was very prepared for the wedding ceremony and the reception. He kept the music and ceremony flowing and I am very thankful for his services. I would highly recommend Jeff for your event.
  • Ashley W. Nov 18, 2013
    Jeff did an awesome job with the music for my fiances brother coming home party from Afghanistan! He had all the songs we requested! :) he kept the music going and was extremely friendly! The party would not have been the same without him!
  • Diane B. Nov 11, 2013
    DJ
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  • Kim O. Nov 8, 2013
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Jeff did a great job. It was a surprise party so he came and set up ahead of time and even stayed and played music while everyone ate. Accommodated guests requests and even let our little two year old have a mic and sing too. Only negative was that the sound quality was a little lacking, but think that was due more to the very high ceilings in the building. Would definitely recommend!
  • Debbie M. Oct 21, 2013
    Mr Friar was very professional & did a wonderful job keeping the youth at the party engaged. They danced constantly for three hours & had a blast at our Sweet 16 party. I highly recommend his service because he was very easy to work with & offered great suggestions on picking appropriate music.
  • Cindy B. Oct 1, 2013
    DJ
    Verified Review
    I used Jeff's DJ services and he was great! Prompt and professional, he has all the great bells and whistles in his set up which contributed to the fun at our party.
  • Robin B. Sep 22, 2013
    Mr. Friar came and set up for my daughter's wedding and very graciously let us use equipment for the ceremony last minute. He was professionally dressed and all around a pleasure to work with. Although we were un organized he kept the music playing and made it a fun evening. I really enjoyed how he interacted with my 3year old nephew. ...he was great!Many thanks to Karaoke Commander and I would use him for future events!
  • Christina K. Aug 2, 2013
    DJ
    Verified Review
    We hired him for the dj at our wedding aug. 27 and he did a fabulous job. Played all the music we wanted joked around and had fun with the guest very professional. We really enjoyed him as our dj. Reasonably priced as well.
  • Lauren Q. Jul 1, 2013
    DJ
    Verified Review
    HIGHLY RECOMMEND JEFF for your event! He was the DJ at our wedding this past Saturday, 6/29/13. He did a fantastic job. He was professional in a tux, played all the songs that we requested and was flexible with our guests requests. He was very appropriate on the mic and genuinely enjoyed being there! He worked well with my caterer/planner and with the photographer. He has an extensive music collection and did very well with my demands of playing Frank Sinatra and 50s/60s rock :) So grateful that Jeff could be a part of our special day!
  • Jason C. Jun 17, 2013
    DJ
    Verified Review
    done a great job
  • Natalie T. Feb 25, 2013
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Working with Jeff was truly exceptional. He did a great job and really kept the party going. My wedding reception was all that I dreamed it would be and then some. He even got my husband up for a karaoke song...although it was only a 3-word song "Tequila", it was so much fun! I would DEFINITELY hire him again and highly recommend him to anyone considering his services. He also helped keep everything on schedule. Karaoke Commander rocks!
    Jeff F. Feb 26, 2013

    Oh no! My secret is out on how to get first time karaoke performers involved! It was a great party and I had fun. Even with the "thunder snow" outside.

  • Rene' L. Jan 23, 2013
    Jeff was very interactive with the group. Had a great variety of music. People are still talking about what a great time they had at the Holiday Celebration and how good the music was. My company has hired his services for another event in April.
  • Joshua J. Oct 16, 2012
    DJ
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  • Amber W. Sep 23, 2012
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Karaoke Commander was WONDERFUL! He was calm, cool, and collected throughout the entire reception. He read the crowd and followed our every wish. He was very easy to plan with including the small changes made on the day of the wedding. His prices were very reasonable and he worked hard to make our special day even more special!! Thank you Karaoke Commander!
  • Pamela P. Jul 24, 2012
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Jeff Friar, a.k.a. Karaoke Commander, was the perfect choice for our outdoor birthday party. Jeff came prepared for inclement weather, and also provided a screen for our slide show! He was knowledgeable about all types of music and came with a repertoire of Bluegrass music far beyond my expectations. He also helped facilitate the party, and played all of the songs we requested. Jeff helped make our party a big success. I will definitely call Jeff for future events! He is a 5 star DJ. Pam P
    Jeff F. Jul 24, 2012

    I am comfortable with many genres of music. Pam requested a bluegrass centric playlist. I always give the customer what they want!

Q&A

How did you get started doing this type of work?
I started with a very small karaoke machine doing a small venue karaoke job through a barrowed amp. Now with four sound systems and a full light show, it is almost a regular weekend activity.
What types of customers have you worked with?
The thing that I do most often is wedding receptions, birthday parties follows second with wedding ceremonies or coorporate events rounding out the top three. But I've done family reunions, very formal military balls, and school carnivals and pool parties.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
There are many providers out there, and you need to find an entertainer that meets your expectations. Do you want someone who adds to the event or steals the show? My style is to let the music carry the party. I will keep things on schedule, make the announcements that are needed, but I really enjoy it when you have a good time. The important thing is to know what you want and be clear and confident in requesting a service that is individually tailored to your wants and desires. Ask for references. Find out the track record of the DJ you plan to hire.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I really wished that customers knew upfront that the amount of time in actual performance is routinely less than half the total time required for a good DJ job. Assembling the dedicated playlist, set-up and break-down, and travel time are all factors that are easily overlooked.