Hired 65 times
15 years in business
(Pacific Time Zone)
7:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.
Top Pro status
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Photos and Videos
39 photos and 2 videos
Prom or school dance,
R&B / soul,
Hip-hop / Rap,
EDM / house,
Funk / disco,
Indian / Bollywood
Photo Booth Rental
Kurt was Fantastic! We had him provide our St. Paddy's Day Photo Booth which was a HUGE hit with our guests! Kurt was awesome to work with prior to and the day of the event! Highly communicative on both sides. I would highly recommend him to any event you may be planning. What a fun night!!Mar 19, 2018Verified
Communication was extremely hard the entire way through. I had to do that them multiple times to get a response. Dj didn't play most of my music list I requested even though be was asked 3xNov 28, 2017Big Adventure Entertainment's reply
Hi! Thank you for you feedback and your time. Can give me more info about the event? It would help me better address your feedback. I tend to check on my email a few times a day depending on my schedule. As I am often away from my office. If it is a weekend, I may be busy working at gigs and not check my email until Monday. If a client’s event is coming up then I tend to check in on them more frequently in case of any last minute updates they may want, or need. At the far end of the scale, I reply to messages within 24 hours. On average, it is 2-8 hours, with many questions answered within minutes. If I get a playlist from the client then I will play 90-95% of it along with guest requests when that is ok. Exceptions are when a playlist is too long for the allotted time of the event. A playlist say, with 5 hours of dance music on it, for a three-hour amount of time means that two hours of songs will unfortunately not be played. For this reason clients have the option to put their song picks into a “Please Play”, Play if Possible” and “Do not Play” list to ensure they get to hear the songs they want at their event. I like to make clients happy, and in kind, they leave good reviews. I would never ignore a playlist, nor would I need to be asked to play a playlist “3 times”, so I completely disagree with you on that. The playlist (below) is from a recent wedding and about 5-7 songs were not played because guests requests took up the extra time, and everyone loved it! Two stars is not an adequate review for my overall service, as well as the awesomely successful event you hired me for. There was not one event in 2017 that was not an astoundingly great time. However, if you feel that any non-immediate responses and songs played that were not on your playlist are worth a below average rating to you, then I apologize. I wish you the best in your future endeavors. Sincerely, Kurt Hunter MUST PLAY: 1. American Authors - Best Day Of My Life 2. Ariana Grande Feat. Nicki Minaj - Side To Side 3. Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) 4. Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling 5. Chesney, Kenny - You Had Me From Hello 6. Cruz, Taio - Dynamite 7. Cupid - Cupid Shuffle 8. Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky 9. Diamond, Neil - Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) 10. DJ Casper - Cha Cha Slide 11. Flo Rida - Good Feeling 12. Florida-Georgia Line - Cruise 13. Gaye, Marvin - Let's Get It On 14. Gomez, Selena & The Scene - Love You Like A Love Song 15. Lifehouse - You And Me 16. LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett And Goon Rock - Party Rock Anthem 17. Lonestar - Amazed 18. Lovato, Demi - Neon Lights 19. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama 20. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Wanz - Thrift Shop 21. Mars, Bruno - Marry You 22. McGraw, Tim - I Like It, I Love It 23. Morrison, Van - Brown Eyed Girl 24. Pitbull Feat. Kesha - Timber 25. Prince - Purple Rain 26. Rucker, Darius - Wagon Wheel 27. Sinatra, Frank - Come Fly With Me 28. Sinatra, Frank - I've Got You Under My Skin 29. Sinatra, Frank - The Way You Look Tonight 30. Swift, Taylor - Look What You Made Me Do 31. Swift, Taylor - Shake It Off 32. Taylor, James - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) 33. Timberlake, Justin - Senorita 34. Timberlake, Justin Feat. 50 Cent - Sexy Ladies 35. Travis, Randy - Forever And Ever, Amen 36. Underwood, Carrie - Good Girl 37. Underwood, Carrie - Smoke Break 38. Urban, Keith - Somebody Like You 39. Urban, Keith Feat. Carrie Underwood - The Fighter 40. Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance 41. Williams, Pharrell - Happy CUSTOM: 1. beyonce - all the single ladies 2. sean morey - the man song
Kurt was awesome. I put out a a request for a last minute 50th birthday dance event and he responded immediately to tell me he was available and he sent a very fair and concise quote. I hired him and he showed up right on time. I did not need to worry about anything and he was a big part of making our celebration wonderful. Great demeanor and easy to work with.Oct 1, 2017Verified
Got back to me really quick and sent me all the information I neededFeb 11, 2016Verified
Kurt was personnable, professional and came well prepared. He even offered words of advice leading up to the wedding. Highly recommended, music selection was spot on and his website for planning the music selections was very helpful.Aug 9, 2015Verified
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The usual contact is via email at first, sometimes phone and email. We then arrange a meeting and start working on details.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I stay on top of trends and the latest ideas and news through meetings with other wedding industry professionals, in online forums, and my own research.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I got started DJing when I was in high school. I got involved in getting a new public radio station up and running in my home town of Sitka, Alaska. After the station started broadcasting I began doing my own shows on the air.