DJ Byrd was awesome!
I organized a somewhat last-minute 50th birthday party for 75 persons, with a 1980's theme. And, I wanted a DJ for dancing AND karaoke.
The event was only 3 weeks away; and, as I Googled local DJ's I stumbled upon Thumbtack and quickly entered the details of my party (I had never used the service before). I was happy to get several quality responses within minutes. I then reviewed the proposal and website (and Facebook page, if they had one) of each DJ that responded; then, I interviewed three final candidates.
DJ Byrd's website was the most helpful, with many pictures and lots of information; and, both the website and Thumbtack profile of DJ Byrd included many positive and top-notch testimonials (like this one). In addition, DJ Byrd was the most impressive (and professional) DJ candidate on the phone interview. He asked me many relevant questions about my event, gave examples of similar engagements for which he was hired, and also had several great proposals for my party. He was very familiar with 1980's music, but still suggested that I send examples of playlists to that he could be sure to prepare a series of songs that I liked in advance. And, he suggested that he first play a series of quieter 1980's dinner hour songs, then start ramping up to more dance-type 1980's songs. That worked really well. And, once the party and dancing started, he really got the crowd moving and having a great time! We originally hired him from 7pm to 11pm, but we extended his service until 1:30am because people were having such a great time!
Also very important was that he was the only DJ that also had terrific karaoke equipment, screens, wireless mics, and a vast karaoke song list! This proved VERY popular at the party. We sang karaoke and danced all night long!
DJ Byrd's equipment, sound system, and light show were terrific. The whole presentation made our house feel like a 1980's disco night club!
Finally, DJ Byrd was very professional, punctual, and courteous. He was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend his services (and we will use him again!).