BreakOut Disc Jockey Services

Graham, NC

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I think that my approach to Dee Jaying is different because I take the time to get to know my customers needs. I talk with them and meet with them, answer their questions and take away the anxiety that they feel when planning their event. I let them know that the music will beat their expectations and that they will not have to worry. I am there to make sure that everyone has a good time. Experience.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I enjoy being a DJ because I love seeing people having fun. Music gives a person a world . When people request songs that have most cherished meaning, it gives me sense that I made someone's day or night better, even if it's only for that day or night. People can have memories that will always be cherished by a song.

Location

Graham, NC 27253

Background check

Complete

Years in business

24

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

53

Reviews

40 Reviews
  • Crystal H. Sep 18, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
  • Mandy B. Sep 17, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
  • Holly J. Sep 9, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Holly (Bride).... Paul was absolutely fabulous!!! He was so easy to work with and is a true professional. He made our reception a ton of fun and kept everything moving very smoothly! We had a blast!! Jason (Groom).... Paul was just an awesome DJ. We had an amazing reception. We couldn't have planned or asked for anything better and Paul delivered everything we wanted. He was a true professional, had the timing and planning down pat. We had all our family and friends compliment us on the music throughout the night. Huge THANKS to him and the job he did! I would definitely recommend him for any gathering and we will use him again for any additional occasions we have.
  • Michelle W. Jul 19, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Great DJ. Was very easy to work with. Had everything I needed for my 80's vs. 90's themed corporate party, even karaoke for the brave people. Will definitely book again.
  • Lindsay E. Jul 7, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Good experience working with Paul! He really helped me with music selection and flow of my rehearsal.
  • Thumbtack Customer Jun 21, 2017
  • Jenny M. May 15, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Paul with BreakOut Disc Jockey services made our wedding extremely fun! He did an excellent job with the ceremony, and we appreciated that he was able to set up at the ceremony and reception site, and provide us with lapel microphones. Once the dancing got started at the reception, it NEVER stopped!! The up-lighting was awesome and he responded quickly to the requests of the bride and groom! He brought his own tables and linens which was much appreciated. He even took a couple of videos during some of the fun dances, and posted them on facebook the very next day! We would definitely recommend BreakOut to anyone looking for a DJ!
  • Natallie W. Oct 16, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Best DJ ever
    Paul did an amazing job if it wasn't for him my wedding wouldn't have been near as organized he helped us so much. If you want the job done right get breakout DJ services
  • Sandra G. Oct 4, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Professional, accommodating, and fun DJ service for any event!
    Breakout DJ provided a perfect backdrop to our wedding ceremony. Paul was professional and provided expert guidance for our song selections. We also had some non-traditional songs associated with our ceremony, and Paul provided MP3s for us prior to the ceremony for approval. He was accommodating and great to work with. I would recommend him for any event.
  • Starr B. Sep 19, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Good DJ
    Paul was pleasant and it was evident he had experience with weddings. He played longer that we had anticipated, and we had plenty of folks dancing till he was finished. We would have liked more interaction with the crowd, but otherwise, he did a nice job.
  • Grant S. Jul 6, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
  • Miranda S. Jun 12, 2016
    I cannot say enough great things about Paul! My wedding coordinator turned out to be a total bust BUT with the help of Paul he helped move the wedding along as smoothly as possible. Everyone that attended my wedding has said that he made the evening so much fun! He provided us with a notebook of songs that broke down every part of the ceremony with many suggestions of music choices. This was a HUGE help because we had no idea where to even begin. He was prompt on answering any questions we had and was very professional the entire time we interacted with him. His services were very affordable and well worth the money we invested! I will and have suggested him to anyone I know getting married! Thanks Paul for making our special day perfect!
  • Brittanie D. Jun 8, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    The DJ was good, and played great dance songs, but the equipment did cut out a couple times during the actual wedding ceremony.
    Paul L. Jun 8, 2016

    I did a excellent job for this Bride & Groom, 1 speaker was cutting out! out of 4 speaker's found a faulty wire and it was changed! I did the Ceremony and Reception, all went well, I did what the B & G wanted.

  • Megan L. May 23, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    One thing I found with Paul that I just wasn't finding with other DJs was his preparedness. You don't rent him by the hours so you never have to worry about it going on longer than expected and needing to pay more after the fact. What you see is what you get. The other thing I really liked was that he had a very thorough wedding packet for us to fill out that helped us figure out how the wedding should go and exactly what songs we wanted and such. He picked a perfect playlist for our taste in music (80s rock and currant pop). I took one star off because he pronounced our last name wrong when announcing us (a couple times) even though he checked ahead of time and now that's in the wedding videos.
  • Kirsten W. May 19, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    I recently hired Mr. Paul Layton with Breakout Disk Jockey Services to dj my wedding. He did an amazing job and we were very pleased. He was very professional and went above and beyond to ensure that my husband and I had one of the best days of our lives. He played all of the music for our ceremony and reception and it was so much fun. My husband and I had a lot of specifications for our wedding and we booked Mr. Layton last minute, but he certainly didn't disappoint. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to make their special day all the more special.
  • Hannah S. Mar 9, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    I read the reviews on Paul and they looked good so I called to set up a meeting with Paul to DJ my wedding. We had a death in the family so I called and canceled the meeting 2 days before we were suppose to meet. I had not had time to call back, dealing with a lot of things going on with the loss of a grandmother and a new job. However, Paul messages me and calls me "a liar and tells me not to bother to contact him again". This is just ridiculous. I haven't even met the man and would never recommend him to anyone. What kind of costumer service is this?!
    Paul L. Jun 8, 2016

    I Texted Hannah back, She messed with my mind, she's given me many promises I finally said! I need to book the date. and she pushed this terrible Review, This shouldn't have posted here. .

  • Kristie B. Nov 4, 2015
    We had a sweet 16 birthday party for my daughter and Paul did a wonderful job with the music, lights and even dancing with us on the Electric Slide. I definitely will recommend him out to my friends/family and use his services again if we plan another party!
  • Deborah H. Oct 20, 2015
    Paul did an awesome job!!!!! He interacted with us on the dance floor and played our requests. He will be our DJ at our next reunion.
  • Kristie D. Sep 26, 2015
    Paul was amazing. He provides excellent equipment. He is professional and made sure we got everything we asked for. We did not have a wedding planner and Paul worked with our daughter and son-in-law's wishes and made the event run smoothly from start to finish. We would highly recommend him.
  • Nicole D. Sep 21, 2015
    We had the wedding of our dreams DJ Paul, kept the party going and everyone out on the dance floor. DJ Paul had every song we wanted and made the wedding even more amazing than we could have imagined we both would highly recommend him for any DJ services you may need !!
  • Kristin K. Sep 13, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Paul was great, showed up early, very organized, great light show! Would recommend him to anyone who wants a great time!
  • Bonnie L. Jun 29, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Paul was our DJ at our after wedding party and did a fantastic job! He played all the music we requested plus more, all of our guests were so impressed with him! He made our party special!
  • Hannah B. Jun 29, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Paul is an outstanding person to work with! He made planning the music for our wedding so easy and made sure a couple days before our wedding that our plans were still correct, which we were very thankful for because one of my bridesmaid's had gotten sick and was not able to attend and I forgot to let Paul know for the lineups. On the day of our wedding, he was excellent on keeping everything flowing with the music choices we picked and everybody moving! We will definitely be working with him in the future! We could not have asked for a better person to work with, and he was the first person we took a picture with after we said our "I do's"!!!
  • Lacie L. Jun 26, 2015
    Paul was the DJ for our wedding in May! He did a wonderful job of selecting songs to get our guests out on the dance floor! He had a great energy, was very helpful, and made the planning process easy with great song suggestions and tips! He was also very accommodating with a few personal requests of ours. Overall very pleased with his performance! Wonderful Job Paul! Thank You so much!
  • Kayla L. Jun 19, 2015
    Paul does outstanding work. He really knows how to interact with the crowd and bring life to any event. He was very professional and helpful with any questions I had. Would definitely rehire him again! THANK YOU BREAK OUT!
  • Samantha B. Jun 2, 2015
    Paul was a great DJ, we had such a wonderful time. My husband and I played fun game to keep our guest entertained. Great music playing the whole time. Couldn't have asked for anything better!
  • Ashli R. May 2, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    He was completely amazing! We completely love how he interacted with our guest and made sure everyone was having a great time! He was very accommodating and made sure that if there was anything we needed and he could do something he made sure that it got done. I would completely use BrakeOut DJ again and pass his cards out! Thank you so much Paul for sharing in this amazing day with us and doing an amazing job!!
  • Michele B. May 1, 2015
    We had Paul DJ our prom at the Matthews House from 7-11pm. We are a christian school and have a select and edited playlist we use for dances. Paul was helpful in playing the requested music. BreakOut DJ could improve in communications.
  • Sarah R. Mar 22, 2015
    DJ
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  • Wesley H. Feb 2, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Paul was very helpful in communicating with me thoroughly throughout the confirmation period. It was for my 50th birthday party, and he was quick in responding to every email we had. He had no problems setting up or breaking down equipment, sound levels were great and the music pleased everyone who came to the event. He's very easy to work with.
  • Kelly F. Dec 19, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Our company had initially put out a bid request for DJ's in the area for our Christmas party. BreakOut Disc was the first to reply, persistent and quick to answer all questions. The service was beyond amazing! Great music, awesome genre to choose from it was just a really great time! He had the lights, the mics, the music and just made for a really fun time. We would recommend to anyone and will you again next year!
  • Amy H. Dec 15, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    On Saturday December 6, 2014, I hosted a small surprise 45th birthday party in Burlington, NC. Paul was extremely pleasant and prompt. The event started at 6:30 and lasted until 11pm, we had a wonderful time and the music was great. Everyone, even though most didn't dance, was very pleased with his DJ/Karaoke services and lighting. I would absolutely recommend Paul for any event and will be requesting his services at later dates! Thank you Paul!
  • Jay B. Oct 23, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    My wife and I had a wonderful experience with Paul. He was very professional in all of the details leading up the wedding. He was prompt, delivered on his promises, and kept the reception lively. Definitely would recommend Paul for your event!
  • Sara I. Aug 16, 2014
    My husband and I contacted Paul to DJ our wedding and from the beginning Paul was wonderful to work with. He was easy to get in contact with via email and telephone calls. He was especially accommodating and available right before the wedding for last minute planning and meetings. He was very professional. My husband and I did not have a specific play list for the wedding and he created an excellent mix of exactly what we wanted. Everyone was up on the dance floor having a great time! My husband and I really enjoyed working with Paul and highly recommend him for your next party, wedding or other event!
  • Nancy R. May 17, 2014
    Karaoke Machine Rental
    Verified Review
    Paul did a great job DJ'ing for a 70's themed surprise party for my husband's 50th birthday. He was professional, and particularly great about getting back in touch with me with my many questions about karaoke, the playlist, lighting, etc. He was very responsive to the guests in terms of tempo, song choice, etc. I highly recommend him for your DJ'ing and karaoke needs. He even showed up with some funky 70's wear .
  • Adam P. Apr 14, 2014
    DJ
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  • Jay K. Mar 12, 2014
    DJ
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  • Patti C. Feb 5, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Paul was fun. He had school children at our carnival doing Karaoke and having a great time. I have no complaints. He showed up on time. He played fun music. Had people dancing. Dealt with our chaos with aplomb. Thanks for a great time!
  • Nicole L. Jan 28, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Paul was very professional throughout my entire wedding reception. He was courteous to guests and did a great job keeping them entertained. He consulted my husband and I on song selections and sought our approval for any editor guests' requests. He is reasonably priced and delivers quality work. I highly recommend him!
  • Kim P. Jan 8, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Paul was awesome and very easy to work with. He was prompt in returning emails and calls. He showed up early and was exceptionally professional. He followed our requests and played a great mix of music. He helped make my daughters "Sweet 16" an event we will always remember! Highly recommended!

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My prices are very competitive to other vendors. for Wedding's. Don't price shop! look for the Professionals that will start and end your special day with Fun & Success!! Ask how long they been in the business? / DJ Breakout - 25 yrs
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I been well educated over the years of other DJ's, in my early day's. I attend to Disc Jockey shows in New Jersey every year. I love to hear Listen and Learn new trades of the business.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I started to work with a pro Dj, he was looking at the time for a helper, as I worked through the year I had a lot of new idea's. So I became a Dj with in 6 mo's working under him. I love all sorts of music! I know how to read people to what they want to listen and to dance to.
What types of customers have you worked with?
A. Wedding DJ- A bit more formal and a lot more mic work involved. Company party- Generally, the crowd is going to be very mixed in regards to age range, so you have to make sure that you're playing a lit bit for everyone. Don't just stick to what's on the radio right now.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A. Look for someone that comes prepared and had recommendations available. You get what you pay for.....because someone is willing to do it for next to nothing doesn't mean that they will do the job you are paying them to do. I have recently experienced, that with customers coming to me at last minutes notice....because their really cheap Dj backed out. A contract assures you what's expected from them and yourselves!