Big Al Entertainment

Marlton, NJ

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

the most standout answer i can give for that is your guests will see that I care about the party, that i'm not just going through the motions..I love what i do . please read my references and you will see how my service stands out. thank you.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love the people and i love the music. I also enjoy traveling..seeing areas that I have not been to before..it's all wrapped up in one...

Location

Marlton, NJ 08053

Times hired on Thumbtack

61

Reviews

39 Reviews
  • Ruby M. Jul 20, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    DJ Al played a very important part in our wedding. He was our DJ/ MC. He helped give us so many wedding ideas in preparation for the wedding. He was such a nice, welcoming, flexible person. Even with my crazy Hispanic family he remained professional. I was very pleased with his services. Thank you!
  • Raz K. Jul 11, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    He was very upset and made rude comments when I told him I didn't think he was qualified enough to DJ my event. Very unprofessional.
  • Sheem J. Jul 2, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Al was great to work with and did an excellent job with music at our wedding & the reception. He is very professional and very accommodating to play any kind of music we wanted, kept the crowd happy. I would highly recommend him.
  • Thumbtack Customer Jun 13, 2017
    Al did a great job. We had a range of guests aged from 1-80 years old and everyone had a great time.
  • Noelle J. May 28, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Al is professional, personable, and fun! We had an INCREDIBLY last minute wedding and he was absolutely wonderful!!!
  • Bridget R. May 7, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Thank you DJ Big Al for making my night a success! From the start to the end the music was perfect as well as the lighting!!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ™ŒπŸ» Loved my grad party!
  • Darya K. Apr 1, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Great!
  • Ivette S. Mar 27, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Big Al is the man!!!
    Big Al was great!! I planned a very last minute sweet 16 party in 2 weeks and was very limited on time to talk. Big Al went out of his way to make sure he had a playlist ready that all of my guests could appreciate. We had all ages at the party and a variety of cultures and he satisfied them all! Thank you Big Al. You are of now officially part of the family!!
  • Mark M. Mar 6, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Big Al was awesome!! He kept everyone entertained and a wide range of ages with kids and adults. I would definitely recommend hiring Big Al for all your party needs!! Thanks Big Al
  • Liz G. Nov 4, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Awesome music and great with kids!!! Fun times at trunk or treat south plainfield!!!!!
    Al was great!!! All the kids had a fantastic time at our school trunk or treat!!! He played all the right music was a great guy and super professional and awesome with the kids!!! We would definitely use him again and refer him to friends!!! Thanks so much
  • Bhavita P. Oct 24, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Great experience !!! Will hire again in the future
    Al was great he came early to set up and was ready to go when the event started .. he was prepared for the Halloween theme party and play great music all night ... he also did an excellentl job as an MC ... couldn't have been happier with his service ..
  • Melody A. Oct 11, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Big Al was amazing!
    Al was the DJ for my daughter's wedding. He went above and beyond in helping us prepare for the flow of the day and coordinate the types of music we wanted played. Al was very professional on the job and even helped us solve a problem with music for the outdoor service! His voice guided us through the stages of the reception without being intrusive or over the top. I feel truly blessed that "Big Al" was there that day! I would highly recommend Al!!!
  • Aaron E. Sep 29, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Al was our wedding DJ
    Al did exactly what we asked and played a playlist we designed without question. He mixed it up nicely to keep people interested.
  • Gillian F. Aug 23, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Al was awesome! He made me feel confident that we were going to have an awesome party. He knew the kind of vibe we were going for. Many people complimented him on the day and said how great he was. People were up and dancing the entire time! You can call him anytime to discuss your wedding and what you are looking for.
  • Tiffany F. Aug 23, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    My now husband and I are SO pleased with Big Al and we highly recommend him to anyone! He was incredibly professional and played from our song list and accommodated any extra requests we had. He knew how to stir a crowd and gauge their mood and was also right on with MC'ing. We had guests dancing the whole night, including ourselves! Big Al was a pleasure to work with as well and pretty much allowed us to dictate what we want and how we wanted it. He was there to make us happy. Our guests raved about the music and it set the tone for the whole evening. HIRE HIM!
  • Norma A. Aug 18, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Al K. Aug 28, 2016

    Norma thank you for posting a review..but, you didnt say anything..4 out of 5 stars..not bad..Type your response to this review.

  • Suzanne S. Aug 17, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    I'm so Happy a friend recommended thumbtack ! I found Al !! He was full of ideas & his assistant Lego was amazing with my quests !! My daughters 13th/birthday Batzmitva bash was a complete success !!! I will definitely refer Big Al to friends looking for a an awesome DJ!! Worth every penny !!
  • Susan J. Jul 9, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Bar Mitzvah party-- our party was a bit unruly but he rolled with it. Helped me think through the day before the party and kept the kids dancing.
  • Jessica H. Apr 26, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Excellent service! Will book again.
  • Rosemary B. Mar 8, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Not many people like Al. He takes his business and role seriously and enjoys seeing people have fun. I contacted him several days before my son's rehearsal dinner after a family friend DJ fell through so we had nothing to loose. Al was amazing, he took care to ensure everything was exactly what we wanted and delivered an amazing party for 70+ people bringing the perfect balance of American and Indian music. His MC skills were incredible while maintaining a professional demeanor. Let's just say everyone was on the dance floor all night and the music and MC'ing was better then the wedding. Highly recommend him. Thanks Al you really helped make the event memorable!
  • Allison J. Feb 6, 2016
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Big Al was our DJ for an annual awards banquet - he did a wonderful job and was extremely professional from start to finish. Al was prompt, clear, and extremely easy to work with. Adding a DJ to this event was a first this year, and Al made an obvious and positive impact. I doubt we will have another banquet without a professional DJ. We would definitely recommend Al for any event - he has a wide music selection and great sense of how to get the party started!
  • Plutarco R. Nov 30, 2015
    Spanish Music DJ
    Verified Review
    We could not be happier with Big Al Entertainment!! Al fully integrated our multicultural selections and totally understood the vibe we were going for throughout the entire night. He rocked the house!!!! Al was great to work with and eager to please everyone (totally professional). HIGHLY recommend!!! We had a great time and are bringing him back in a few weeks. We can't be more pleased - THANK YOU AL FOR THE PARTY OF THE YEAR!!!
  • Maureen G. Oct 11, 2015
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Al was the DJ at my daughter's wedding at Hershey Lodge . He was OUTSTANDING!! Very professional , organized and played the perfect music to keep our guests dancing all night long . He'll be at my youngest daughter's wedding for sure !
  • Melissa J. Sep 29, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Al did an amazing job with our wedding. He catered to not only our needs and wants but that of our guests. He also was an excellent MC for the event, and even was able to pull off doing the music for our ceremony and reception which were in two separate nearby locations. Couldn't recommend him more. Everyone had a fantastic time and Al even provided his own dance lighting to make everyone's experience that much more exciting.
  • Sarah J. Sep 2, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Al, Thank you for the fantastic job you did for my daughter's sweet 16. Everyone said it was the best party they had been to. My daughter had a birthday she will always remember.
  • Maria A. Aug 24, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    We hired DJ Al for our outdoor wedding. He was great during the planning and very attentive to what kind of music we wanted to be played. He sent his colleague Jason to the event and he did an amazing job. Set up quickly, very personable, played a great mix during drinks and dinner, then got everyone out and dancing. We all had a very good time! Will definitely recommend them to anyone.
  • Joseph S. Aug 10, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Outdoor wedding ceremony and indoor reception in brandy wine Maryland. Alan was phenomenal!!! We did all of our interacting over the phone due to the distance and he made everything happen exactly how we envisioned it. Could not have asked for a better experience with him! If you are in need of a DJ book him immediately! I promise you will not regret it. He even helped us deal with a major delay of our ceremony and provided great music to help keep our guests entertained during the delay!
  • Randi L. Aug 10, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Al did an awesome job for our wedding ceremony and receptio! He did a great job finding all of our songs we requested and played them during the time we wanted them played. He also took requests during the night and was very flexible with our schedule of events. I would definitely use him again and recommend him!
  • Maria W. Aug 10, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Al is very professional! He played our music of choice, he is very friendly and personable. He came to our rescue at a short notice. He succeded in making this beautiful event a memorable one. We highly recommend Al for your next event. You ROCK!!!
  • Autumn M. Jun 30, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    We hired Big Al to DJ our wedding (both ceremony and reception) and he did an AMAZING job!! He went way above and beyond- showed up a good two hours beforehand to set up/prepare, played all of our guests requested songs, and touched base with me throughout the planning process. He was even able to switch the father-daughter song the day of the wedding. My guests came up to me before and after the reception to compliment me on our choice of DJ! Very laid back and not tacky at all. Thanks Big Al for helping to make our wedding such a success!! Would highly recommend.
  • Cheryl M. Jun 7, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Loved by all the guests!!!! Al was personable, sweet, on time and VERY professional. He went above and beyond for all our needs!!! Start to finish everything was absolutely PERFECT!!! He got all our music and catered to all our unique wedding needs!!!
  • Carrie E. Jun 6, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Thank you soooo much for helping me to make my daughters graduation a success!!!
  • Joe M. May 4, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    We hired Big Al Karpo as the DJ for our wedding reception. He was easy to work with and very fair in pricing. Al made sure that our guests had a great time. By all of the compliments that we received on our selection entertainment for the evening, I am sure that our guests thought that we paid a great deal more than we did. Al was the best choice that we could have made for our event.
  • Heidi R. Apr 17, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    There's a reason Al has so many rave reviews. Take it from me: this guy is THE REAL DEAL! Alan handled a milestone family event (bar mitzvah for my son) and he is a total pro. He keeps a low profile while keeping the party high energy, an impressive feat considering he likes a "quiet mike" so that the guests are the center of the event, not him and his team. Don't hesitate to work with Al. He listens, he makes smart recommendations, he knows his area, and most importantly, he delivers.
  • Flo L. Apr 14, 2015
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Al was absolutely fantastic! I hired him last November for my April wedding, he was always available for calls and took all of my songs recommendations. He then added to the themes I was looking for to make our event a wonderful party for everyone. Al was reliable and put me first including bringing his own table, accommodating the space, and played for an extra hour as he saw we were not done partying! Our guests were so happy with the party that they even asked for his card. I would definitely work with Al again for any future events!
  • Geneva W. Dec 23, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Al is very attentive and helpful in the beginning stages, it is easier to negotiate and plan over the phone so be prepared for some phone conversation, he is very professional. The night of the party things started off slowly, but picked up, our guest had a ball and the DJ fulfilled all of our requests. I was very happy and would use Big Al Entertainment again
  • Chris L. Sep 7, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Al has been super informative with his plans for my wedding. so far very pleased to be working with him. He is very down to earth. Looking forward to sharing our special day with him.
  • Elizabeth R. Aug 29, 2014
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Big Al you rocked the house at our wedding! The dance floor was packed all night long! Thank you so much for handling all of our requests for the reception. You also went above and beyond and ended up staying an hour because our time arrangement got confused. Thank you so much! You're a fantastic dj. If we ever need one again, you're it. You're the man!!! :-)
  • Fredline J. Aug 28, 2012
    DJ
    Verified Review
    Al is good Dj for any event and good working with nothing bad to say about him.

Q&A

What types of customers have you worked with?
Anything that involves getting people dancing and having fun.. All request music.. We do theme parties.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
You must talk to your vendor if possible. not all vendors are created equally and most do it part time with no experience..have a chat and see if their personality meshes with your's. you'll be glad you took a few moments to do so.