GNJ DJ Service

Hillsborough, NJ

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I am very responsive to the customer's requests & needs. I believe fun & high quality events don't have to come with an exorbitant price tag. I am a one man operation (owner / operator, DJ / MC). When you book with my service you will have me as your DJ and I will not be sending someone else in my place. I also offer exciting add on's to make take your party experience to the next level! Photo booth, up-lighting, and video projection are all available! I also offer a complete DJ / Photo booth package for the ultimate party experience. The photo booth includes: . curtained enclosure. . unlimited prints the day of your party, digital copies of all photos . your choice of 2x6 strips, or special occasion card . party props for fun creative pictures . on site attendant

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Performing at parties with diverse musical styles throughout the course of the year. I enjoy all genres of music and meeting great people at the events that I perform at. Playing something for every one and finding the songs that bridge the gap, to get everyone out there on the dance floor enjoying themselves!
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Location

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Background check

Complete

Years in business

17

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

129

Reviews

95 Reviews
  • Elizabeth G. Jul 6, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Gary was the absolute best. Don't hesitate to hire him. I wrote a review already and now my teenagers also wanted to say how great he was!
    Gary G. Jul 7, 2017

    Thanks Elizabeth! The kids were fantastic and I had a blast! Looking forward to future events

  • Diane S. May 31, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    He was amazing! I recommend him completely. He was fantastic. Don't think twice hire him, you will not regret it.
    Gary G. May 31, 2017

    Thanks Diane! you were an awesome party host, and I had a great time :)

  • Melissa M. Apr 30, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Awesome!!
    Gary was wonderful. On time, prompt with responses, and certainly went the extra mile with lots of ceremony music and mixing a special song. We received compliments on the music from our guests throughout the night. We can't thank him enough!
    Gary G. May 1, 2017

    Thanks Melissa! Congrats again to you & Zach! You made my job easy with your excellent playlist, and I had a lot of fun putting your mix together for the father daughter dance (excellent choices by you :) ) all the best, Gary

  • SUSAN G. Mar 28, 2017
    Sweet 16 DJ
    Verified Review
    Awesome DJ!!!!
    Gary was super easy to work with. His equipment sounded great and the lighting was perfect. He worked well with my daughter (sweet 16) even though she did not give him her playlist until the night before! The kids loved the music! I would highly recommend him for any occasion! Price was great too!
    Gary G. Mar 28, 2017

    Thanks Susan! I'm glad everyone had a great time, and was happy to be part of the occasion

  • Nitty B. Feb 26, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    5 stars!
    Great music selection & awesome entertainment!
    Gary G. Feb 27, 2017

    Thanks Nitty! :)

  • John S. Feb 19, 2017
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Awsome
    Gary was great. Very easy going and had everyone dancing all night
    Gary G. Feb 22, 2017

    Thank you John! Congrats to you & Christina!

  • Crystal N. Dec 13, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Wedding DJ
    GNJ DJ provided the music for our wedding. We could not have been happier with his services. He played the music we liked and kept the guests engaged and dancing. I would highly recommend GNJ DJ Service for any wedding or event!
    Gary G. Dec 13, 2016

    Thank you Crystal! Congrats again to you & Robert, you are a wonderful couple and it was an honor & a pleasure to DJ your reception.

  • Rebecca M. Dec 10, 2016
    Photo Booth Rental
    Verified Review
    Professional
    Gary was on time and friendly. He accommodated each guest; no one was disappointed. We liked that a group could be in one picture rather than just 2 or 3. He even purchased additional props that fit our theme. Great Job Gary!
    Gary G. Dec 10, 2016

    Thanks Rebecca! I was happy to provide photo booth services for a great group of kids. I'm glad that everyone enjoyed themselves, and I appreciate your help with keeping the line moving in an orderly fashion :)

  • Kay J. Nov 12, 2016
    Photo Booth Rental
    Verified Review
    Extra special touch for a sweet 16 bday party.
    Met our specific requests. Kind and very patient with our large crowd of teens. All of the kids had a great time having their pictures taken with the fun props.
    Gary G. Nov 13, 2016

    Thanks Kay, it was my pleasure to provide photo booth services for such a great bunch of kids. I'm happy they had a great time!

  • Kim V. Nov 7, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Great DJ!!
    Gary was great! I would highly recommend him for your next party!!
    Gary G. Nov 8, 2016

    Thanks Kim, I had a great time & appreciate the kind words!

  • Joanna H. Oct 9, 2016
    Photo Booth Rental
    Verified Review
    Great Birthday Party!!
    Gary was great at our Birthday Party! The kids loved the photo booth...they couldn't get enough. I definitely recommend Gary to all!
    Gary G. Oct 10, 2016

    Thanks Joanna! It was a fun night and I am glad they kids enjoyed themselves, they were a great bunch :)

  • Kenisha L. Sep 19, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Wedding
    We utilized Gray for our wedding reception. Gray did an excellent job. My husband and I could not have been happier with his services. I booked super last minute and everything turned out great. Gary answered all my questions in a timely fashion. The uplighting in the room was a great add on. Gary for sure kept the party going! We loved the music. Thank you Gary soo much!! I can not wait into my next party to book you again. I am going to recommend you to all my friends and family.
    Gary G. Sep 20, 2016

    Thanks Kenisha! Congratulations to you & Issa! You were wonderful to DJ for and you put together an awesome playlist for your reception. It was an honor to DJ you wedding reception.

  • Jennifer L. Sep 15, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    I highly recommend!
    Gary was an amazing DJ at our wedding! Fast and effective communication, polite, and a great DJ.
    Gary G. Sep 17, 2016

    Thanks Jennifer! Congrats once again to you and Joseph! You were a terrific couple to DJ for, and your playlist selections for the night made my job a dream!

  • Stacy G. Aug 9, 2016
    After seeing Gary DJ at my friends wedding back in October. I immediately approached him in hopes that he could do mines too. Without hesitation Gary offered his services and I was thrilled. That was October 2015 and I got married August 2016, as the months passed by in between Gary was very professional and always answered any questions I had quickly. Me being a store manager I look for good customer service and thats exactly what he provided. I was having a Jamaican/american wedding and Gary was up to the task. My guest raved about him and he did all my announcements without a hitch. His demeanor makes him very approachable and my guest loved that. Plus they thought his moves were awesome during the Chi- Chi slide...lol Honestly I can't say enough He showed up to my venue hours ahead of time and the Maitre D had nothing but great things to say about his professionalism.Despite the fact that my ceremony, cocktail hour and reception was all held in different rooms. He had his equipment setup and kept guest entertained throughout. I am so happy I hired him he is hands down the best DJ for all occasions.
    Gary G. Aug 9, 2016

    Thanks Stacy! Congrats once again to you & Lawrence, it was my pleasure to DJ at your reception. You put together a fantastic play list, and I enjoyed the selections immensely making my job easy! I wish nothing but the best in the future for an awesome couple :)

  • Helen P. Jul 10, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Gary played all the right music for our wedding. I never stopped dancing! Such a great music selection which made for such a fun time! I'd recommend him to anyone!
    Gary G. Jul 17, 2016

    Thanks Helen! Congrats once again to you :) I had a great time out on the water on the River Queen!

  • Mary H. Jul 3, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Gary made our small wedding a wonderful event. He was professional every step of the way and completely read the crowd. His website and play list were so user friendly. I would recommend Gary for your event without hesitation. The video montage put it over the top and was a huge hit with our families.
    Gary G. Jul 4, 2016

    Thank you Mary! You hand crafted a memorable reception with your choice of music & pictures for the slideshow. Congratulations once again to you & Cliff!

  • Judi K. Jun 19, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Dj at wedding great job
    Gary G. Jun 20, 2016

    Thanks Judi!

  • Janet P. Jun 17, 2016
    Photo Booth Rental
    Verified Review
    Wonderful experience.
    Gary G. Jun 17, 2016

    Thank you Janet!

  • Joanna M. Jun 9, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Gary was AMAZING! He played absolutely everything I wanted to hear even though I barely gave him any direction. He kept everyone dancing all night long! We had so many compliments on the music. I'll definitely be recommending him to everyone for parties!
    Gary G. Jun 9, 2016

    Thanks Joanna! You and Edward were a super easy, fun couple to DJ for. Congratulations once again, and your wedding reception was definitely one of the highlights of my year so far :)

  • Kelly I. Jun 5, 2016
    Photo Booth Rental
    Verified Review
    We hosted a high school Grayson party in our yard. Gary provided DJ services and a photo booth. He was on time, great to work with. The kids had a blast. Well priced!
    Gary G. Jun 5, 2016

    Thanks Kelly! I had a great time, and was happy I could provide services

  • Asa D. May 23, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Gary was amazing at our wedding. Very professional and easy to work with. He was eager to help and answer any questions we had (and responded very quickly whether we emailed or texted him). Extremely pleasant, positive, and patient. He was very knowledgeable about the workings of a wedding and helped to make sure we fit everything into our party in a timely manner. I do not plan on ever having another wedding, but if I ever hold another event that requires music he will be the first person I call. Thank you Gary for making our special day a memorable one!
    Gary G. May 24, 2016

    Thank you Asa, and congratulations once again to you and Natalie! It was a fun reception at a great venue with a terrific and easy to work for couple. Best wishes to you & Natalie in the future, and I hope to DJ for you again down the road :)

  • Karen C. May 12, 2016
    Photo Booth Rental
    Verified Review
    Gary was a professional through and through. He was prompt and courteous over email, arrived on time the date of the event and once he was set up it looked great! The quality was top notch as was the service overall. I would definitely recommend him and will be using him again in the future.
    Gary G. May 13, 2016

    Thanks Karen! I had a great time providing photo booth services for the Teacher Appreciation Week event. I hope to work with you in the future :)

  • Kathy S. May 11, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    I can't say enough about DJ Gary G and our experience with him, because he was such a pleasure to work with and made our wedding a fun, memorable night. From the start, his friendly, professional attitude was conveyed through email, so I knew he was the guy for the job. When we spoke with him, he was very informative and happy to answer any questions we had. Once we booked him, he gave us access to his easy-to-use website, to help plan the night. The site organizes all aspects of the event (i.e. introductions, announcements, personal song preferences/genres, etc.). He really makes sure he doesn't miss a beat with managing the night from start to finish. We told him that we wanted the reception to have a fun vibe and for everyone to be out on the dance floor and he delivered. The dance floor was packed the entire night, so he knew exactly what to play to appeal to everyone, both young and old. As an emcee, he was superb too. He made sure he knew how to pronounce everyone's name and kept the flow of our night running perfectly. Our friends and family are still talking about how much fun they had and how great the music was and it's all thanks to our outstanding DJ/emcee, Gary G.
    Gary G. May 12, 2016

    Thank you Kathy! I couldn't have asked for a better couple to DJ for. You & Tony had an awesome selections of songs for the night which made my job easy & fun. It was a great night, at a great location, with great people :) All the best to you & Tony in the future.

  • Roxane K. May 9, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Gary is an outstanding DJ , he made our wedding !!!! He felt out the crowd and played what was appropriate , at the appropriate volume . We met with him before and we told him at least 30 songs we wanted played he played them all . He kept the crowd up and dancing . In the middle of the wedding I asked can you play a Hora and within seconds it was on . He's was punctual , polite , and professional . I highly recommend him he has broad appeal , my daughter who is 24 loved him , and the older folks loved him too. I who listen to the top 10 on the radio everyday loved him too , in sum up he listens to you , and will custom make your music experience .
    Gary G. May 10, 2016

    Thanks Roxane! I was honored to DJ your wedding reception, I couldn't have asked to be around a nicer, more fun group of people. All the best to you and Tim!

  • Ashley F. Apr 17, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
  • Francesca V. Apr 4, 2016
    Photo Booth Rental
    Verified Review
  • Rena P. Mar 23, 2016
    Photo Booth Rental
    Verified Review
    Everyone loved the photo booth! Gary had a lot of patience.
    Gary G. Mar 23, 2016

    Thanks Rena! I had a great time, it was a lot of fun :)

  • Melanie S. Feb 27, 2016
    Sweet 16 DJ
    Verified Review
    I hired Gary for my son's 16th birthday, and he was fantastic!! He was on time, completely professional. The kids had a great time, he totally went with the flow with my son and his friends!! Made it super fun for everyone!! I would totally recommend him to anyone needing a DJ. Thanks again so much!!
    Gary G. Feb 28, 2016

    Thanks Melanie! I had a great time, it was a great group of kids which made my job run & easy :) Your son put together a fantastic playlist for me to work with for the night!

  • Jennifer C. Jan 17, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Gary is amazing, so fun and so easy to work with. From our first call to the emails it was just a pleasure. The up-lighting and photo booth that his company provides is perfect. He really made the night so much fun and really read the crowd well as far as what people were enjoying and catered to us so well. Great attention to details, I'm certainly referring him to a few friends. GNJ DJ Services - phenomenal!
    Gary G. Jan 17, 2016

    Thank you Jennifer! Once again congrats to you and Gregory :) It was our pleasure and honor to provide entertainment at your reception. You made our job fun and easy at the same time! And you put together a fantastic musical play list for the evening!

  • Sophia M. Dec 23, 2015
    Sweet 16 DJ
    Verified Review
    On December 18th Gary was the DJ for my daughter sweet sixteen. He was on time and very professional. Music selections were awesome kept the party going the entire night. Please if you need a DJ Gary is the person.
    Gary G. Dec 23, 2015

    Hi Sophia, thanks! I had a great time with a terrific group of people! I thoroughly enjoyed the diverse musical selections of the night :)

  • Scott C. Dec 13, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Gary was awesome!!!! Highly recommend! We had so much fun! Everything ran smoothly and he made the night extremely memorable!!!!! Would definitely use his service again!!!!
    Gary G. Dec 14, 2015

    Thanks it was my pleasure and honor to be part of your wedding reception! Congrats once again to you and Amy :) I hope to DJ for you again in the future

  • Nicole L. Nov 30, 2015
    Sweet 16 DJ
    Verified Review
    He was amazing!! Played perfect music and was very professional!!! Received multiple compliments...we were very pleased and would definitely use him in the future!! Thank you for a perfect day
    Gary G. Nov 30, 2015

    Thank you Nicole! It was my pleasure to DJ your daughter's sweet 16 I had a great time with a fantastic group of people :)

  • Donna V. Nov 16, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Gary was easy to work with. He did a great job at my daughter's sweet 16 party. He played the right selections to keep dance floor full all night long. Thank you, Gary!
    Gary G. Nov 16, 2015

    Thanks for the kind words Donna! I had a great time with a great group of people, hope to DJ for you again in the future.

  • Zvi G. Nov 2, 2015
    Gary was professional, prompt, and made sure our guests had a fantastic time. The music was great and he had a very easy to use website which allowed us to put in our requests and order of events for the ceremony and reception. We would absolutely reccomend Gary to anyone looking for a DJ for their wedding !
    Gary G. Nov 2, 2015

    Thanks Zvi! It was an honor to be a part of your special day. I had a great time, and I'm glad that everyone enjoyed themselves! Congrats once again to you & Reema!

  • Colleen & John M. Oct 13, 2015
    Gary was amazing! We had such a detailed song list throughout the ceremony and reception of our wedding and he was SPOT ON for everything. He also took requests and our guests were tearing up the dance floor at the end of the night. My husband and I can't say enough good things about our experience with DJ Gary. Highly recommend!!
    Gary G. Oct 14, 2015

    Thanks Colleen & John! It was my pleasure to DJ at your ceremony & reception, it was a great night for a great couple. Hope to work with you again in the future!

  • Lauren K. Oct 9, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Gary was on point for our entire event!! We hired him to DJ our wedding and everyone was raving about him when they weren't busy on the dance floor. He seamlessly integrated our requests through out the night and picked up on our tastes to make the perfect additions of his own. We only had to tell him one time for all of the intros, announcements, names etc and he got it all right, did not miss a beat! His lighting also helped transform the space beautifully. I would absolutely reccomend him to anyone looking for DJ services.
    Gary G. Oct 9, 2015

    Thanks Lauren! Congrats once again to you and Patrick. You created a wonderfully unique and fun reception and I am glad that I was able to be part of it. I had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed your playlist :)

  • Ara O. Oct 4, 2015
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Thanks Gary for everything ! We had a blast! Music was great and a mixture of everything. He followed all instructions and any special requests were done. Thank you for a great night!
    Gary G. Oct 5, 2015

    Thanks Ara! I had a great time, and you were awesome to work for. Your direction and planning made for a great time. Congrats once again to the bride and groom!

  • Melissa M. Oct 4, 2015
    Gary was an awesome DJ, anybody that we talked to after the wedding, said the same thing! We will certainly use him in the future! xoxo
    Gary G. Oct 5, 2015

    Thanks Melissa! It was my pleasure, it was a great wedding, at a great location, with great people :)

  • Robert W. Oct 1, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    We hired Gary for our wedding and he was amazing... Did everything we wanted and went above and beyond I would highly recommend him and will be calling my him for any future events ... Hire him you won't regret it !!! Best of the best thank you so much Gary!!!
    Gary G. Oct 1, 2015

    Thanks Robert! Congratulations once again to you and Elizabeth, you two are an amazing couple, and a pleasure to work with. All the best to you, and I'm looking forward to DJ'ing for you in the future!

  • Janelyn R. Aug 21, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Gary worked very closely with me on my wedding 8/8/15. He listens closely to what you are looking for and is very professional, courteous and not to mention a REALLY GOOD MC!!! No one stayed seated at my wedding everyone and all age ranges enjoyed throughout the night. I will definitely hire Gary again in any functions that will plan in the future. He is very competitively priced yet worth 115% of any amount that you spend. He has very fast response time if u text or email him and did not forget any details that I mentioned.. even if I just mentioned them verbally. Outstanding job Gary! Pleasure having you and looking forward to hiring you again in the future! -Janelyn from NJ
    Gary G. Aug 22, 2015

    Thank you Janelyn, it was my honor to be part of your's & Jose's special day! You were a pleasure to work with and you planned out a fantastic reception. It was a great group of people, and I had a great time!

  • Leslie B. Aug 2, 2015
    Gary was the DJ for my wedding. He did a fantastic job - he was professional, had smooth transitions between songs, was very accommodating and easy to work with, has a great voice for emceeing, and has a really good website for selecting songs and filling in information about the event. I'd recommend him in a heartbeat!
    Gary G. Aug 3, 2015

    Thanks Leslie! Congrats once again, you and Patrick were a pleasure to work with, and I had a great time :)

  • Siobhan W. Jul 31, 2015
    Gary was everything we wanted in a DJ and more. He was mindful of all our requests, was extremely professional and surpassed our expectations. I would and will recommend Gary to anyone who is looking for a great DJ.
    Gary G. Aug 1, 2015

    Thanks for the kind words Siobhan! It was my honor & pleasure to be the DJ at your wedding reception.

  • Nicole M. Jul 28, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
  • Kamille B. Jul 11, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Gary was amazing! He was the DJ for my wedding My biggest concern was an empty dance floor Gary mad sure that didn't happen He got up and got everyone in the mood He really set the tone for the night I had some many compliments about him My night was awesome but Gary made it even better I would recommend him to everyone I know in need of a DJ If my little sister has a Sweet 16 Gary will be my choice again!
    Gary G. Jul 12, 2015

    Hi Kamille- it was my honor to DJ your wedding reception, and it was a fun night! I'm already looking forward to the next party :)

  • Ryan M. Jul 5, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    had everyone up and dancing and I am bringing him back for 2 more parties
    Gary G. Jul 6, 2015

    Hi Ryan, I had a great time and I'm looking forward to coming back!

  • Bronawyn O. Jul 4, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Gary provided DJ service for my 40th birthday at the Salt Creek Grille in Rumson. His services were perfect. He was prompt and provided everything we requested. He read the room well and made music adjustment as needed. I was thrilled! Great DJ for a great price!
    Gary G. Jul 4, 2015

    Thank you Bronawyn, it was my pleasure to DJ for your birthday party, and a great group of people! I enjoyed the crowds diverse taste in music and am glad I was able to be part of the fun. Happy Birthday!

  • Tamica V. Jun 27, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    DJ Gary was WONDERFUL! Punctual, pleasant and professional. Lots of communication leading up to our reception and made the night perfect with each song. My guests, husband and I couldn't stop dancing!
    Gary G. Jun 28, 2015

    Thanks Tamica! It was my honor to DJ your wedding reception, and it was an outstanding group of people. I could tell right from the start that the party was on, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

  • Lisa T. Jun 25, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Gary was the best! I hired him for my daughter's graduation Party on June 21st. He was prompt, polite, Professional! The three important P's. I would highly recommend him and definately hire him back again! Great music! Thanks Gary!! Lisa T.
    Gary G. Jun 25, 2015

    Thx Lisa! I had a great time, with a fantastic group of people :)

  • Brigid S. Jun 22, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Gary showed up on time, was very professional and played great music. My son provided a list with songs he wanted to hear and Gary made sure those songs and any other requested songs were played.
    Gary G. Jun 24, 2015

    Thanks Bridgid! Your son had an awesome play list, it was a great group of people who I could tell were ready to hit the dance floor from the start of the party

  • Anna M. Jun 20, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    I have no words to describe how good Gary was last night for my husband's surprise party. He made everybody happy with their requestes. Definitely I give him 5 stars...he is outstanding ...thank you Gary
    Gary G. Jun 20, 2015

    Thanks Anna Maria! It was my pleasure to DJ for you husband's party. It was great group of people and I had a fantastic time! Ciao!

  • Jeremy H. Jun 16, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Gary was an awesome DJ. Everything we wanted in a DJ. Played all the right music at the right times. Music he did not have, he found. He went with the flow of the night. Downloaded music on the spot to keep the energy going! I highly recommend him and would definitely use him again!
    Gary G. Jun 16, 2015

    Hi Jeremy, You two made my job easy! I had a great time, and I truly enjoyed your musical selections. All the best to you in the future, hope all is well.

  • Kristin W. Jun 16, 2015
    Gary did a great job as the DJ for our daughter's 10th birthday party. He played all of the songs my daughter requested and so many other great ones. His music got everyone on the dance floor. He was on time, professional, and I highly recommend him.
    Gary G. Jun 16, 2015

    Hi Kristin- Happy birthday once again to your daughter & congrats to your family! You planned a great party, and I couldn't have asked for a nicer person to work with. All the best!

  • Denise L. Jun 15, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Gary did the best job every I would recommend him to anyone he made my daughters night the best ever
    Gary G. Jun 16, 2015

    Thanks Denise! I had a great time, and you put together a rockin' sweet 16 for you daughter!

  • Sherry Z. Jun 3, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Gary was recently the DJ at my dad's 100th birthday party celebration - an outdoor affair with 100 guests. I found Gary on Thumbtack and chose him because of all the positive reviews. Gary was amazing from start to finish. He responded timely to my requests, arrived timely, was polite, professional and very down- to- earth. I had given Gary a playlist of songs beforehand which he played and even incorporated some of his own songs which worked very well. Everyone loved the music! It was a wonderful party, due in part, to Gary being the DJ. Gary was a pleasure to work with and I will definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a DJ. Sherry Z
    Gary G. Jun 3, 2015

    Sherry- It was a pleasure and an honor to DJ at your dad's 100th birthday celebration. Your father is a great man, and I felt lucky to be able to DJ for you, him, and your guests! Your playlist for the evening was fantastic, and I am happy you enjoyed my selections.

  • Meverly B. Jun 1, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Gary was very pleasant, friendly, consist and professional. I recommend him for any event. Thank you Gary for making my daughters sweet 16 party amazing. I look forward to working with you again in the future. Meverly B.
    Gary G. Jun 2, 2015

    Thanks Meverly! I had a great time, and I was honored to DJ for your daughter's Sweet 16. You are a fantastic party planner, and a terrific host. I look forward to working with you in the future!

  • Scott And Sarah L. May 5, 2015
    Gary was just what we were hoping for in our wedding DJ. He got the crowd dancing, was a great MC and played our special requests. He met with us, at our convenience, before the wedding and made sure he knew all the details for us to have a great night. Gary was very professional and we can't recommend him enough.
    Gary G. May 5, 2015

    Thanks Scott & Sarah! You two were a great couple, and your easy going-fun nature made my job all the easier. I had a great time, and was truly honored to be your DJ!

  • Rebecca S. May 4, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Gary was so helpful and easy to work with. This was my sorority's first formal and he played music that kept everyone dancing all night. He made sure everything ran smoothly and made our first formal a huge hit!
    Gary G. May 5, 2015

    Thanks Rebecca! I had a great time, you were a great host, and planned a fantastic event. I hope to DJ for you again in the future :)

  • Kellie B. May 4, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    I needed a DJ at the last minute for an elementary school dance. Gary did a wonderful job. He played kid appropriate music and interacted with the kids. I definitely recommend Gary for all your DJ needs. Thanks again Gary!!!
    Gary G. May 5, 2015

    Thanks Kellie! They were a fun bunch of kids, and I had a great time DJ'ing for them.

  • Walter S. May 2, 2015
    I would first like to thank Gary for the tremendous job he did with my daughter's Sweet 16! You Sir are truly outstanding. If anyone is looking for someone to DJ your event Gary is the, "Bomb Digity", according to my Daughter. If you need references please let Gary know I would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Well Done Sir! Thank you!
    Gary G. May 2, 2015

    Thanks Walt! You were a great host, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was a great group of kids, and definitely a fun , fantastic evening due to the crowd. I hope to DJ for you again in the future, best wishes- Gary

  • Joanne C. Apr 19, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Gary did a great job with the music for my daughter's sweet 16 party. My daughter and her friends were very happy with the music and danced all night. I would highly recommend him!!
  • Christopher T. Mar 30, 2015
    DJ
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  • Scott M. Mar 29, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Great job! Played all the music requested and then some. Great lighting and sound. Made the party exactly what I wanted for my wife's surprise party. Great job Gary thanks.
    Gary G. Apr 9, 2015

    Thanks Scott! It was a fun night, and a great group of people. Happy birthday once again to your wife!

  • Lisa H. Mar 22, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    DJ Gary was thorough and responsive to all inquiries prior to our event. Enjoyed the process of loading songs in advance on his website. The music and lighting for the party were exactly what we requested and everyone had a great time on the dance floor. We definitely recommend Gary's DJ service.
    Gary G. Mar 23, 2015

    Hi Lisa- Thanks for the kind words! It was my pleasure to DJ for a great group of kids, it was definitely a fun night. You were easy to work for, and I hope to DJ at future events for you!- Gary

  • Joyce M. Mar 2, 2015
    We had a fabulous 80th Birthday celebration on February 21st and adding a DJ to the mix was just the right touch. I knew as soon as I booked Gary Giarretta for this party, he understood exactly what I wanted in music and he delivered. We were a diverse group and he offered a great selection of music for everyone. The sound was super and I would highly recommend his services for your special occasion. Good Job Gary!
    Gary G. Mar 2, 2015

    Thanks Joyce! It was my pleasure. It was a great party and a terrific group of people, which made it easy for me to do my job :)

  • Nancy M. Jan 30, 2015
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    We had Gary DJ my daughter's Sweet 16 at the Colts Neck Firehouse on January 17th. He did a great job with playing most of her requested songs and that others requested. Friends and family alike were on the dance floor. We also had a 16 candle ceremony and Gary did a great job of playing each song. Was very impressed with how everything came into play. Gary is very professional and great to work with from our initial meeting to end. As requested, he met with us prior to event and was quick to respond to emails afterwards. Thank you so much for making our daughter's party a special one!
    Gary G. Jan 31, 2015

    Hi Nancy-It was my pleasure to DJ your daughter's sweet 16, she had a great playlist! It was a fun night and a great group of people! -Gary

  • Linda N. Jan 27, 2015
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  • Lisa T. Jan 21, 2015
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    We were very happy with his performance. He had to deal with a bunch of 13 year olds which is always difficult. His set up was nice and he played great music.
    Gary G. Jan 22, 2015

    Thanks Lisa, I had a great time! It was an awesome set up and a great group of kids.

  • Dawn S. Jan 5, 2015
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    He was amazing, and had the dance floor full from beginning to end. Everyone said he did a great job. I would definitely hire him again for another event.
    Gary G. Jan 5, 2015

    Thanks Dawn, I had a great time at a great place with great people! It was my honor to be the DJ for the Sweet 16.

  • Jen J. Jan 4, 2015
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    Gary was fantastic! He had a very tough crowd - 25 boy/girl (5th graders). Let me say every parent has told me that this was the best holiday party ever. All the kids had a blast and it was because of Gary.
    Gary G. Jan 4, 2015

    Thanks Jen! It was a great group of kids and my pleasure to be the DJ for the holiday party!

  • Marilyn W. Jan 2, 2015
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    Thank you so much for taking the time to be a part of our Wedding day. The music genre you picked was absolutely wonderful. It was very upbeat and had many people on the floor, especially the kids. You are a very professional and kind individual and I appreciate everything you did to help make our wedding so wonderful. Thank you very much!!!
    Gary G. Jan 2, 2015

    Thank you Marilyn! It was my pleasure to DJ the wedding reception. It was a great group of people , and I truly enjoyed the festive holiday atmosphere.

  • Maryann R. Dec 28, 2014
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    Gary G. Jan 2, 2015

    Thanks you Maryann!

  • Mary R. Dec 22, 2014
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    Gary was welcoming, very interactive with dancers/singers and friendly. He came early to set up his technology and offered a breadth of music through the decades as well as Christmas songs. He created such an atmosphere of frivolity that the waiters and waitresses even joined in the merriment. I would engage him again in a pinch!
    Gary G. Dec 22, 2014

    Thanks Mary! I had a great time, it was a great group of people, and a fun way to celebrate the upcoming Holiday :)

  • Kaitlin R. Dec 2, 2014
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    We had a really good experience with Gary; he was on time, professional, and chose great music. Excellent work!
    Gary G. Dec 2, 2014

    Thanks Kaitlin! It was my pleasure to DJ for you and CJ. Wishing you two the best!

  • Lauren R. Nov 23, 2014
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    I had Gary DJ my son's 1st Birthday party last night at The Mill, He did a GREAT job! I have a 2 month old as well and had no time to go over a list of songs or how to talk to the guests... I didn't tell him to do anything, he just did what he does and did it well! Everyone loved him! He showed up on time, was professional, polite and played music for every age guest that we had! When Elmo came, he played Sesame Street tunes! I would ABSOLUTELY recommend Gary to anyone and MOST DEFINITELY use him again for our future parties! Thanks Gary! Job well done!
    Gary G. Nov 25, 2014

    Thank you Lauren! Happy birthday once again to your son, and it was my pleasure to DJ for your family , Go Giants! :)

  • Patricia L. Nov 5, 2014
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  • Kim B. Nov 3, 2014
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    Gary was a pleasure to work with from the beginning right through to the end. Very professional, and the kids loved him. Right down to adding extra lighting to make the party atmosphere perfect! Definately will call him for our next event
    Gary G. Nov 3, 2014

    Thanks Kim! It was my pleasure and they were a great group of kids.

  • Jessica W. Sep 16, 2014
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  • Randi K. Sep 2, 2014
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    Gary was very professional and played all the songs my daughter requested. We definitely plan on using him again!
    Gary G. Sep 3, 2014

    Thank you Randi! I thoroughly enjoyed working with you, and your daughter put together a great play list!

  • Kelly P. Aug 27, 2014
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    Gary was an excellent DJ. He listened to exactly what we wanted and played all the music our guests requested. All of the kids loved the music and were on the dance floor the entire night. Thanks for an amazing night.
    Gary G. Aug 27, 2014

    Thanks Kelly it was my pleasure to DJ your reception! I had a great time out on the water, it was awesome setting !

  • Chris D. Aug 26, 2014
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    My husband and I got in touch with Gary through Thumbtack. From the beginning, Gary was polite, professional, honest and informative about his services. He was flexible and willing to meet with us before our ceremony to answer all of our questions. He was very careful to gather all of the information he needed to emcee our ceremony and reception. His website gave us a convenient way to request all of the songs on our wedding playlist beforehand, and he did a great job handling requests at the wedding, even those from the children present! Additionally, the weather was questionable the day before and the day of our outdoor ceremony, but Gary was flexible and well prepared to deal with any scenario we were likely to run across. Gary’s services were amazing, and we would definitely recommend him to any of our friends and family in need of a DJ!
    Gary G. Aug 27, 2014

    Thank you Candice & Chris and congrats once again! It was an honor to DJ a reception for two truly nice people.

  • Tinamarie M. Aug 18, 2014
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    Gary was truly a pleasure and helped immensely to keep our festivities upbeat and social. He has a great feel for people and music genres for all. Everyone was pleased. A Tremendous job! We'll call on Gary for our next entertainment Events .
    Gary G. Aug 18, 2014

    Thank you Tinamarie, it was my pleasure to DJ the summer party & unveiling, for a great company & a great group of people!

  • ED F. Jul 14, 2014
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    Excellent. Extremely professional. Very on top of the event and helpful. If you need a DJ Gary should be number one on your list. The best experience I have had working with a DJ. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
    Gary G. Jul 15, 2014

    It was a pleasure to work with both you and Tanya! Thank you for letting me be part of your special day!

  • Ashley M. Jun 30, 2014
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    Gary was a great DJ! He was very easy to work with and was very professional.
    Gary G. Jun 30, 2014

    It was my pleaure to DJ for the Citysports store opening, I know the Westfield store has a great future ahead of it!

  • Jessica F. Jun 25, 2014
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    Gary was very good. Before our party date Gary responded immediately to all my messages. He is very polite and outgoing when we met. Then on the day of the party he arrived early and did a fabulous job with the request and the music. I would definitely recommend him and use him again. I had a great time at my graduation!
    Gary G. Jun 25, 2014

    Thx Jessica I am glad you had a great time, and congrats once again on your graduation!

  • Bryce B. Jun 24, 2014
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    What can I say? A Lot !!! Gary was amazing to work with. From the moment we first met with him, I felt as if he was honest, straight forward and polished. We wanted a DJ who had enough presence to keep the party going, but didn't need to be at the center of the party. Gary, faithfully represented our music tastes.. better than we could have done ourselves. I felt as if we didn't have to worry at all with him leading the party. What a relief. I would recommend Gary to anyone and he far exceeded our expectations. Thank you Gary!!!!
    Gary G. Jun 25, 2014

    Thank you Bryce & Jessica. It was a memorable evening in a great setting! It was my pleasure to DJ your reception.

  • Elias R. Jun 24, 2014
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    My children threw my wife and I a surprise 25th Wedding Anniversay party and I hired Gary for what I thought was my wifes surprise Birthday party. Gary did a great job juggling what I thought was the venue with my daughter who was changing it--great day--great job!! Thank you Gary!!!
    Gary G. Jun 24, 2014

    Thank you Eli, it was my pleasure! You were a great group of people, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

  • Maria M. May 19, 2014
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    Gary was great! He was on time to set up. He had a great selection of music and everyone had a great time. Definitely will be contacting him for future events. Thank you Gary for a wonderful time. My daughter will forever remember this special day thanks to you.
  • Christine G. May 7, 2014
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    very personable and great to work with for my sons communion party. Some kids were shy and Gary helped to get them more involved in the party!!!
  • Melissa N. Apr 28, 2014
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    Our wedding was on April 12, 2014. I really enjoyed having Gary as my DJ. He was extremely professional, patient, and prompt in his communications throughout the whole process. His prices were very reasonable and helped me and my now husband to stay within our budget. Gary also provided a custom monogram and uplighting for our event which enhanced the space and made it look even more beautiful. He showed up early and by the time we arrived everything was set up beautifully. The music he played was diverse and crowd pleasing. There was something for everyone. Many of our guests are still complimenting us on our DJ and want his information. Gary paid special attention to our requests and made sure we had what we wanted, exactly what an awesome Dj does. I am so glad he was a part of our wedding day! Thanks Gary!!!
  • Carmine D. Mar 3, 2014
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    Gary DJ'd my sons Christening and he did a phenomenal job. I gave him an extensive list of song selections and he played them all!! He also did a very good job adding to my selections and everyone had a great time. He was also very attentive to our needs and overall just a pleasure to deal with. We will definitely keep him in mind for future parties!!
  • Janet B. Feb 19, 2014
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    I promise you will not be disappointed! Gary DJ'd for out "50 something" wedding and we sang and danced all night. He's soft spoken and professional; reliable and prompt in communication. We shared our thoughts on what we like and he exceeded all expectations. I'm already planning my next party!!!!!!
  • Terry Y. Feb 11, 2014
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    I was a little nervous looking for a DJ for my daughter's sweet 16 birthday party but from the first time I contacted DJ Gary G through to the end of the party, I was impressed. I found him to be very responsive and easy to work with. He would respond to my emails or questions promptly. He arrived early in plenty of time to set up. He was easy going and pleasant and able to play any song the kids requested. He kept the party going to the very last minute. The kids had a great time. I would definitely use his services again
  • Michelle Y. Dec 23, 2013
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    Very professional. Was exactly what I was looking for.
  • Veronica P. Dec 17, 2013
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    We have used DJ Gary for the past few years for our College-wide events and he always does an exceptional job! He's great at keeping the energy level high and is always very professional and flexible with our needs. We would highly recommend DJ Gary!
  • Jonathan M. Nov 16, 2013
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    Gary did an excellent job at our school! He has a wide enough selection to choose appropriate music for any venue. Our students had a great time! I would highly recommend Gary to anyone looking for a DJ.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I start with an email or phone greeting (whichever the client is most comfortable with). For weddings and more involved events I will schedule a personal consultation meeting.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I played alto & baritone sax in jazz, symphonic, and marching bands giving me a terrific appreciation for all types of music.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My knowledge & appreciation for all styles of music began in grade school while playing the alto & baritone saxophones through highschool, as well as my personal interest in the high end audio equipment. It was a natural fit for me!
What types of customers have you worked with?
I perform at approximately 85-90 events per year with weddings making up roughly 45% of my work. I also DJ sweet 16's, birthday parties, backyard BBQ's, corporate events, children's events, etc.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I worked for a couple who were married on a river boat cruise. I came up with custom selections of music that fit the theme and that everyone enjoyed!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Don't jump and hire the first DJ, interview a few to find one that fits your style.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
There is a lot of dedication and hard work & planning that goes into becoming a true professional mobile DJ.