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DJ Phil Does It
DJ Phil Does It

DJ Phil Does It

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Introduction: ***Please read first*** Hi! If I am out of your budget range, please do not contact me. The price I quote you on Thumbtack is the price I will ask for. I do not offer discounts and will not negotiate down. When you contact a professional on Thumbtack, the professional is charged for the lead (often ~$30/lead). Far too many prospective clients have contacted me recently only to pass on hiring because I'm out of their budget. My pricing is clear (weddings begin at $800). If you cannot afford my services, please do not take money from my pocket by contacting me on Thumbtack. 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.

Hired 16 times

Background checked

1 employee

17 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

Social media

Facebook, Instagram

Top pro status

Top Pros are among the highest-rated, most popular professionals on Thumbtack.

Jul - Dec

All year

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

Featured Projects
  • Weddings

    Approx. $800

  • The Vinyl Record Bar

    Approx. $250

Photos and Videos

24 photos and 4 videos


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

Excellent 4.9

18 reviews


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Clara H.


DJ Phil Does It is hands down awesome. He performed for our wedding & we would not have gone with anyone else. He correlated with my Bride/Wife and myself. Also worked well with the drag queen we hired. We would hire him again for all future events in the area or pay a travel fee for him to come outside his main performance area. Love is Love.
Nov 21, 2020
Robby H.


DJ Phil was awesome! He was super professional to work with and responded to our request right away. He has an awesome setup and can meet whatever needs you have. I highly recommend him and his services to anyone and everyone.
Dec 16, 2019
Thumbtack Customer

Truly the icing on top of the wedding cake! DJ Phil was such amazing addition to our wedding and truly made the night as perfect as it was. Phil is very responsive and communicative when curating his music. I am not very good at expressing my ideas yet he knew exactly what I wanted. His set up was fast and visually appealing, looked great in all of our photos. Let me just tell you, he has the goods: records, mics, speakers. He has it all. He really individually tailored everything to our needs. I will always recommend Phil no matter the event you are hosting. He is the best!
Apr 19, 2020
Review from Google
Charlie B.


I had the opportunity to meet with DJ Phil and enjoyed it very much. Our meeting went way past the time I thought it would be. He's very easy to plan an event with! Since I had no idea what to expect for wedding music, dance and wedding traditions; DJ Phil stepped right up and walked me through EVERYTHING! Because of our talk, I walked away feeling 100 times more confident about our wedding. His personality is magnetic!!! Unfortunately, the wedding never happened but DJ Phil was most definitely one of the highlights to the planning. I highly advice anyone looking for DJ/MC services to look no further. You have found the right, the only page. He's very prompt at responding and reliable so DON'T PASS HIM UP!!!!! Thank you so much Phillip! You rock!
Feb 26, 2019
Thumbtack Customer

DJ Phil gave me the best playlist ever for my New Years Party. We did not stop dancing until 3:00 AM. Thank you so much for the music The party was a total hit.
Jan 5, 2020
Review from Google
Background Check

Phillip Thompson


  • 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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