A-1 Entertainment Consultants
A-1 Entertainment Consultants

A-1 Entertainment Consultants

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Introduction: My business is all about YOU! I have spent my entire life in the entertainment business (over 8,000 events); either performing as a keyboard entertainer/MC/DJ or (with A-1 Entertainment) as a provider of virtually any type of entertainment including "State of the Art" Photobooths, Karaoke setups, Game shows. I have all kinds of entertainers and entertainment including Inflatables, specialty acts, and have worked with many people planning and organizing their events. Your event is virtually guaranteed to be a success when you hire someone who has the best equipment and the knowledge it takes to create your perfect party! Check my reviews and you will see that I really care about my clients. Call/email me with any specific questions. All the Best Mike ps. As a former music teacher, I still take on occasional students who are as passionate as I am about learning. I really enjoy creating those special memories for people. There are really very few days in our lives that we look back upon and remember in great detail; it makes me happy being part of those wonderful memories I can help create with my expertise.

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Carly E.
May 9, 2022
Mike from A-1 Entertainment was fantastic! If you're looking for a DJ that can supply you with all of your entertainment needs, this is your guy. Prompt, professional and most of all affordable. I would highly recommend.
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Jennifer Z.
Jul 26, 2020

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Mike responded promptly. He is very professional and knowledgeable. I am looking forward to taking signing and song writing lessons from him.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • Yes, the student can read music • No formal training • Rap • Pop • Jazz • Classical • Country • Opera • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location

Singing Lessons
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Mily P.
Jul 25, 2019

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Mike did a great job and was a wonderful DJ! The music was spectacular and all the guests danced the night away. His photobooth option is also one I cannot rave enough about. So much fun!

Details: Wedding • 50 - 99 guests • 18 - 30 years old • 31 - 50 years old • Hip-hop / Rap • Pop • EDM / house • Top 40 • Latin • Country • Outdoors • Outdoor venue • DJ must provide sound equipment • Lighting • Bride or groom • $$ (standard)

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Stav D.
Jun 28, 2018

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The kids really enjoyed the photo booth and Mike was very courteous and professional. Lots of props, unlimited photos and a great price! The photos were an outstanding quality. Everyone went home with a picture and great memories. A must have at all parties. I highly recommend him.

Details: Party host • Birthday party • Indoors • Camera with backdrop • Prints (photo strips, etc.) • Props will need to be provided • 51 - 100 guests • 13 - 17 year olds

Photo Booth Rental
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Jose V.
Mar 19, 2018

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I had a last minute idea, and went on Thumbtack to try and find entertainment for our girls basketball program's end of season party on 3/16/2018. I sent in a request for a Photo booth rental and Mike got back to me within minutes, with the lowest quote. I was immediately concerned with the "lowest price", but we had no budget for this, but I knew we needed something. After speaking with Mike, I told him this was for 60 youth kids that range from 4th grade to 8th grade. He said "I got this" and he delivered. He was on time, girls loved the setup and the 3 tables of props made for a wonderful night. Mike even stayed an extra 30 min at no charge. I would recommend A-1 Entertainment! See you next year....North Colonie Youth Girls Basketball :-)

Details: Party host • Festival / fair • Indoors • Camera with backdrop • Prints (photo strips, etc.) • Props will need to be provided • 51 - 100 guests • 12 years old or younger • 13 - 17 year olds

Photo Booth Rental
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Michael Purcell


  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Yes I do. I attend the National DJ Conference in Las Vegas each year to keep up on the latest and greatest innovations in my industry. Whether it's marketing, equipment, or shared experiences of others, that's how you improve your skills.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    No matter what profession you do, you should love it. I was pre-med in college (my father/grandfather/cousin/brother were all doctors.) I had good grades but no passion for what I was doing. My true passion was in music and entertainment. So I went to my father and told him I wanted to do music for a living and he said, in his own words. "Go for it!" I did and I haven't looked back since. It's seeing the joy on people's faces that makes me happy and feel fulfilled in my chosen profession.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    The most popular performance I do for parties or weddings is the "Live Performance DJ" in which I play live keyboard for a ceremony or cocktail hr, then go into "DJ mode" for dancing. It's a great combination and gives a "touch of class" to the event! I also have the option of adding more instruments such as a sax or violin. Of course I can always do straight DJing with a great light show.

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