Upbeat Music Service
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Hired 87 times
30 years in business
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Jul - Dec
Reception at the Oasis
Photos and Videos
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Hip-hop / Rap,
R&B / soul,
Funk / disco,
EDM / house,
Indian / Bollywood
Highly recommend to anyone looking for DJ services!!! Rick did awesome with our wedding reception! He played everything we asked for, had people dancing all night long! Super professional, communicated well through the whole process and had a great setup! Thank you so much for your service Rick! You did amazing!!Dec 22, 2019Verified
We hired Rick for our outdoor wedding and indoor reception. He arrived with plenty of time to setup. We gave him a timeline with our song lists and he provided us with everything we asked for. He was able to get everyone involved during the reception and played a great mix of music for everyone. I couldn’t be happier with our experience with Rick and would be more than happy to recommend him to anyone looking for a great DJ with a great attitude. Thanks RickNov 18, 2019VerifiedUpbeat Music Service's reply
Thank you Paul! I had a great time mixing it up with both families, as everyone was in a celebratory mood! The catering was delicious and the venue amazing, making it a real pleasure to be a part of your wonderful celebration! I hope you and Alison have an enjoyable honeymoon in Hawaii! Best wishes for a wonderful life together!
When I set out to find a DJ for our May 2019 wedding in Dripping Springs, I thought the task would be easy. I set up nearly a dozen calls with local vendors in Central Texas to see if they would be the right fit. Many of these big name vendors were a bit of a let down and left me wanting more. But, that’s when I came across Upbeat Music run by Rick Giles. During our consultation call, I was left reassured and confident that Rick was the man for the job, and, I couldn’t have been more right. Not only did he bring a secondary station to manage the music during the ceremony, but he even included free uplighting during our reception. From the moment he arrived, he was kind, thoughtful and determined to make our event successful. And, he did that and more. Not only was his music selection exactly what we were looking for, but having him emcee our event kept our event on pace and kept our guests engaged and excited throughout the night. Throughout the night, our guests came up to us several times to comment on his performance and how pleased they were. From our younger guests to our older guests, nearly everyone spent time on the dance floor. If you are planning a wedding or event in the Central Texas region, I HIGHLY recommend reaching out to Rick. You will not be disappointed. My wife and I both can still not stop talking about how pleased we were with his services and his thoughtfulness throughout our wedding. He made it memorable for all those who attended, and for that we are forever grateful!May 21, 2019VerifiedUpbeat Music Service's reply
Thank you Andrew for your very kind review! I enjoyed being a part of your wonderful celebration! You and Adriana are such positive and loving people! It was a pleasure to be around such nice folks and I really enjoyed meeting Mary as she has the spirit of a young woman! She even pushed her walker aside and danced to 'Love me tender'! I hope to be blessed to find more wonderful people and events like yours to be a part of! May you, Adriana and Tucker have a beautiful life together! Cheers, Rick
Rick was absolutely the best DJ we could have chosen for our wedding day. He listened to what we wanted and played a wide variety of music that EVERYONE could dance to. He quickly adapted when the crowd on the dance floor got smaller, and he even joined in on a dance with one of my guest. I also loved how he brought everyone around us to stand in a circle as we did our first dance. My guest were in awe of Rick and the energy he brought the day of our wedding. It definitely helped create a memorable day for us. We truly enjoyed having Rick be a part of our wedding day!Nov 12, 2018VerifiedUpbeat Music Service's reply
Thank you Vanessa and Kyle for letting me be a part of your wonderful celebration! The views of the Texas hill country were amazing! I feel very fortunate indeed to have been your choice for a DJ, as the BBQ and people were what makes Texas so wonderful to live in! We are truly blessed! Hope to be a part of your future family parties again! Cheers, Rick
Rick was a stellar DJ for our wedding. He was hyper-responsive, easy to work with before the event and read the crowd well during the event itself. Strongly recommend!Dec 10, 2017VerifiedUpbeat Music Service's reply
Hi Jake, Thanks for the thoughtful and kind review! You and Dannie were a joy to work with! Have a wonderful life! Cheers, Rick
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?$75-$125 per hour depending on the services you choose. All of the details are available on the website.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I will quickly answer all of your questions and give the best customer service possible to insure that the process is easy and rewarding! I like to give wedding couples the 'Bride's Best Friend' to help organize the details with ease. I send a 'Sample Timeline' to insure clients get everything they wish. A simple invoice, containing the details you desire, will serve as our agreement to avoid all of the mumbo jumbo in other companies contracts. Most importantly, I am easy to contact and quick to respond to your needs! You have enough to worry about, my desire is to bring confidence to the event with over 25 years experience. My reviews are the TOPS ON THUMBTACK. Good luck and have a wonderful event!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?All of the time. I am listening to 7-10 genre of music weekly to keep up with the latest music trends. Also dancing out at local venues 3-5 times per week to keep up on the 'local dance scene'.