Nuthin But the Tunes

Cherry Hill, NJ

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

What makes Nuthin’ But the Tunes stand out is our level of client service and how much bang for your buck you get. We believe we should be available to you whenever you need us, whether you wish to discuss a change in location or a change in the song you want to dedicate to your daughter during her sweet 16.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love the fact that no gig is ever the same. Sure a lot of things are standard but on the whole, every time is different. I love the rush of filling up a dance floor and the energy that comes with it. I absolutely love the reaction from clients when they get to dance to the song they requested. Nothing is better than nailing a mix right on cue. What I love most about my job doesn't happen til its over and I'm breaking down my rig... someone comes up to me, shakes my hand and says you were awesome man!

Location

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Years in business

6

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

11

Reviews

5 Reviews
  • Barbara S. Jul 23, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Tony did a great job for a surprise birthday party! He played all our requests & was professional! He always got back to me & was easy & comfortable to work with. I absolutely would recommend him for your party's music!!!
    Anthony G. Jul 23, 2017

    Thank you Barbara. We had an absolute blast! Hope to hear from you again when it's time for Joan's 61st birthday bash! It was an honor to provide the soundtrack to this fun memory.

  • Donna J. Jul 13, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review Updated
  • Verified Review
    Anthony has been extremely responsive and so easy to work with. We are really looking toward to having him at our annual labor day smash!!
    Anthony G. Jul 13, 2017

    Thank you Donna. I'm extremely excited and honored to be a part of your event. I feel like we're going to have a good time! Thank you once again for trusting Nuthin But the Tunes to provide the soundtrack to your memories!

  • Susan M. Jan 1, 2017
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Not what I expected..
    I was not expecting the experience I got on my wedding day... I had emailed back and forth for 3 months on exactly what I wanted and didn't want. I thought tht this was going to be absolutely perfect the way Anthony was so detailed in the questions he asked and how organized he seemed to be... Well I was wrong... The wrong music was played for my ceremony to start I was so upset I cld barely get myself together to walk myself down the aisle once someone got the right music on their phone to hold it up to the mic... So it got fixed and we moved on, then it was time to dance the night away, Anthony had a detailed list on what songs I wanted and tht I did not want older music played, well all he played was old music and line dances, two songs were played off my list... TWO!! I was not happy at all and was really disappointed!!
    Anthony G. Jan 1, 2017

    I’m so sorry to hear that you weren’t happy with the service you received. I want to thank you at the outset for your honest evaluation of the service you received. I just want to take a moment to touch on the points raised. I took the liberty of going back over my paperwork regarding the ceremony events. As I suspected, the song that I had brought with me reflected by my reception elements worksheet was changed unbeknownst to me. This is why I encourage my clients to make keeping me in the loop regarding song changes a top priority. Spotlight events are too important to mess up. I have to accept some blame in this in that I should've stayed on top of final choices in the days leading up to the event as is my usual custom and I neglected to do so. For that I am extremely sorry. However, as stated, after a little improvisation, it was corrected on the fly. With regards to the song selections played during the dancing, I went with the requests I received in the moment. I also took note of what music generated the most excitement and participation which happened to be line dances and oldies. In fact, I noticed that with little exception, newer music resulted in losing my dancefloor. No DJ wants to lose their dancefloor. Its a tight rope act that I must perform at every show... Do I stick exclusively with where the host wants me to be? Do I evolve with my crowd? Over the years I've come to see that unhappy guests result in an unhappy host. In short, I evolved with my crowd and went where the crowd told me to go. Again, I'm extremely sorry to hear that you were unhappy with my service. That doesn't happen often. I will not take your comments lightly and instead use them to improve myself and my service. I wish you and your family a happy new year and a long, happy life with your husband and children. I thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day.

  • Trace H. Aug 28, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    He did a great job...professional I didn't hear all the songs on my playlist...but maybe i was having such a good time i missed it.
  • Scott H. Feb 23, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Very good on such short notice! He played all the right stuff for our disco theme and was very professional. I like that he was very family oriented, and I also liked the way he mixed some newer line dances in.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I do have a standard flat rate system. My rates are based the hours they wish to hire me for. Anywhere from 2 hours - 8 hours. I feel that my main draw is my affordability. Not just that but the level of client service they get for the money. I want to save my clients as much money as I can. I offer a veteran/ active duty military, police, fire and first responder discount because I am a veteran and any little bit I can give back to my fellow vets is just something I like to do.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I first like to get a feel for my clients music preferences. Depending on the gig type, I want to know about what sort of "spotlight events" they may wish to have to be a part of their event. I want to connect with my clients on a base level and really get into their head about where they want to take the show. My job is to bring what they imagine to life. I feel that part of my job is party planning.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Any DJ that says they know everything is only fooling themselves. I am constantly tweaking and learning.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I love music, love entertaining but I can’t sing or play in instrument… being a DJ was a natural fit.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I've worked with "bridezilla's" where nothing I did was right and I've worked with very laid back event hosts. The thing that I don't like is when I have event hosts that don't understand their guests. In the 20 plus years I've been in this industry, I've worked with clients that weren't aware of their guests preferences musically. They wanted a certain type of music and that wasn't where their guests were. They then wonder why their guests were unhappy. Well, when the DJ has to say no to a request, people don't like that.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
This is a slightly older project but its one of my fondest. I didn't expect a whole lot from this crowd as it was for a birthday where the guest of honor was in her 70's. Boy was I mistaken! A crowd like this one is every DJ's dream. From beginning to end, nobody sat down! I was on top of the world! Every song was the right song, my mixes were on point and tighter than usual. It was a fun night that felt like it ended way too soon.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
The thing to remember is not everyone that carries a duel CD player, mixer and a set of speakers is a DJ. The things that are important besides the price tag, are experience, level of music knowledge, diversity of library and customer service. Whether you're throwing a beef and beer or something as monumental as a wedding; you want to feel comfortable that your DJ has worked that kind of event in the past and knows what to do. You shouldn't be worrying about whether or not your DJ will play the wrong music, be rude to your guests or doesn't really understand their own equipment. For obvious reasons a DJ must possess a high level of music knowledge. Your DJ should know what music fits with your event and guests. That person should be able speak intelligently with you about most any artist, their genre of music and how it fits into a mix and at your event. In today's America a diverse library is a MUST! Your DJ should be able to accommodate you and your guests whether its big band music, reggae, doo wop, hip hop, classic rock, salsa on up into today's top 40 hits. If you're a big Mo Town fan you should feel safe about going up to the DJ and requesting The Supreme's and your DJ not tell you he doesn't have it. If one of your guests just absolutely loves ke$ha; that person should feel safe about requesting it and getting it. At the end of the day, a DJ is a service professional. There shouldn't be too many "no's" coming out of your DJ's mouth. Your DJ should be treating your event like its their own event. Your DJ should be almost holding your hand from start to finish. You should feel comfortable about discussing opinions on what songs to use where at your wedding. If you're a stickler for clean edit music your DJ should be able to accommodate that. Your DJ should be the ultimate "yes" man, within reason of course.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Despite how easy it looks… being a DJ isn’t easy.