DJ Phil Does It
DJ Phil Does It

DJ Phil Does It

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Introduction: I'm an event DJ serving Central Texas with more than 15 years of experience rocking parties and extensive experience DJing and MCing weddings. I offer karaoke, a vinyl record bar, and uplighting as add-on services. I love taking requests and work long hours to custom tailor music selections to the mood of my clients' events whether corporate, school, birthdays, or weddings. I bring all of my own gear so, if you give me a power outlet, I can start a dance party. I also MC events and can run sound and microphones for ceremonies, presentations, and small instrumental performances. View my one-minute introduction video for more information and check out my minute-long dancefloor footage compilations (including the one for youth events) as proof that I can get a crowd moving. And if you love vinyl records, ask about my "Vinyl Record Bar" option, which no one else in Central Texas offers.
Overview

Hired 16 times

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1 employee

18 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

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Facebook, Instagram

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2019

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2020

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

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Elyse P.
Feb 12, 2019
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Details: Wedding • 101 - 150 guests • 12 years old or younger • 18 - 30 years old • 51 or older • 31 - 50 years old • Pop • Rock • Hip-hop / Rap • R&B / Soul • Oldies • 80s • Indoors • Banquet hall / ballroom • DJ must provide sound equipment • MC Services • Lighting • Professional event planner • $$ (standard) • $500 - $800 • $800 - $1000

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Katie M.
Apr 7, 2018
Phil DJ'ed our wedding! He was KILLER; we couldn't have asked for anything more. Professional and Punctual: Phil came with all of his gear and set up quickly while all the things were being set up for the ceremony and reception. He was flexible, and knew exactly what needed to happen for sound to be on point throughout our big day. Prior to our wedding day, he made sure he had what was needed so that he could nail down our music vision. He asked for a playlist and downloaded each song ahead of time. He even enriched the sound quality - it is clear he takes music and sound seriously and this was so appreciated! Our ceremony and reception were held in two different places. He came early to test the outdoor speakers - because these were venue speakers and synced all of his audio to this. Responsive: He was super accommodating - see above. Work Quality: He balanced guest requests with songs we'd requested he played, and songs that he included to make the event a success.
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Margaret R.
Mar 13, 2018
Phil met with us well before the event to go over our play list and some suggestions he had. He came and was set up in plenty of time for the event, his pacing of the music was seamless, matching the group's shift from chatting, to dinner to dancing. He was charming to the little ones making requests, and he had the special song cued up for my husband and my dance. It was great! Previous to coming to Austin, Phillip did gigs in San Francisco and Oakland. Although he is pretty expert on all music genres, he was able to reach way back to our music of the 70's to make the party fun for us.
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Margaret R.
Mar 14, 2018
Phillip did a fantastic job DJing my wedding last spring. I gave him a sample of the kind of music we wanted and he used it create a perfect set list for the evening. He was punctual and great at communicating in the months beforehand as well. He couldn’t have done a better job!
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Maia A.
Mar 15, 2018
Phil had dj’d two parties for me, and he did an amazing job with choosing records that matched the vibe and occasion. He’s a really great do with excellent taste in music who can adapt his choices to perfectly fit the party!
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Phillip Thompson

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I require a signed contract for bookings with a 33% non-refundable deposit. For events that are more than 60 miles from my home in Northwest Austin, I charge a travel fee.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    When I am contacted by a new customer, I will schedule a phone call or in-person meeting to discuss the event organizer's needs, tastes, and logistics. After a contract has been signed, I'll send the client a music request checklist, which serves as my guide for what music I should play (and what not to play) at the event. Clients can also send Spotify or YouTube playlists. In preparation for each event, I acquire and organize the requested music from the checklist (if I don't already have it) and, while I'm DJing an event, I stick closely to the music that the client has requested. Contracted clients can always contact me by phone, text, or e-mail and I like to schedule "week-of" phone calls to go over an event's timeline and music selections.

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

    I've been DJing parties for 15 years. I've played at 60+ weddings, multiple clubs in Austin and The Bay Area, school functions, fundraisers, house parties, dorm parties, retirement parties, birthday parties, and more. I held a residency at Plush nightclub until it closed during the COVID-19 pandemic and I contributed equipment and marketed the BYOV events at The Buzz Mill. I also accept freelance DJ gigs from several event companies in Austin and one venue.

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