Taurus DJs

Raleigh, NC

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I am affordable, presentable and professional. I used to be a public school teacher, so I will have no problems speaking in front of your guests or giving directions to move your event along smoothly. I am willing to go the extra mile for you. I'm a Mid-westerner at heart, so if I see something that needs to be done at your event I may just do it. (getting water, filling up the ice tubs with beer, helping move chairs)

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I enjoy working with people and working hard, so they don't have to.

Location

Raleigh, NC 27610

Background check

Complete

Years in business

10

Number of employees

3

Times hired on Thumbtack

89

Reviews

54 Reviews
  • Garrett W. Sep 23, 2016
    Great job
    Christian was very professional and even helped with the ceremony. Would recommend and use again!
  • Tabitha C. Aug 18, 2016
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian showed up early and was prepared for the entire event. He provided music for both the ceremony and reception. We were impressed from the beginning his level of knowledge and expertise. We will definitely use Christian again for future events!
  • Bernard W. Jun 28, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Very awesome DJ. Christian took control of my wedding when my bride and I were sidetracked with our own wedding timeline. The music was great and he was fabuolous.
  • Emily A. Jun 22, 2016
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian did a fantastic job with our wedding on June 11th 2016! He was attentive, communicated well, showed up on time and went above and beyond! We couldn't have been more pleased with his service! We would definitely recommend his services to anyone. The most memorable time we had with him is that when we were out taking pictures with our photographer, (in 94 degree temperatures) he came out to greet us with cold water. It was an unexpected gesture that not one service member or even the caterer paid attention to besides him. You can tell he has experience with customer service. He did a fantastic job as an emcee and we are certain you will be pleased if you hire him.
    Replied to Emily A. - Jun 22, 2016

    Thank you so much for your feedback! I remember I was out there in the sun and after 10 minutes I was sweating. Grabbing y'all some water was the least I could do. Thanks again for your business and I hope our paths cross again!

  • Megan A. Jun 5, 2016
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian was exceptional with our wedding! He was very professional, kept the crowd lively, and kept the timeline very orderly! He was very professional and communicated with us every step of the way during the wedding process!
  • Andrea S. Apr 24, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian was very friendly, helpful and llrosfesusonal! Great to work with him.
  • Lindsey D. Apr 13, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian was very flexible with us. We had specific playlists in mind we wanted him to play and he was more than accommodating to our needs. He was very responsive to us when we emailed and asked questions we didn't think of. He also didn't need much guidance from us, so it made things very easy for planning. We made a few changes and additions at the last minute and he was able to make these for us very quickly! Because of his responsiveness and great reviews, he was actually booked for my sister-in-laws wedding as well. He's a great choice for wedding day!
  • Chi P. Mar 21, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
  • Allie H. Mar 7, 2016
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian was great! He worked our corporate award ceremony which needs a great deal of attention to detail and Christian did a great job. Would hire him again in a heart beat,
  • Tammy R. Feb 11, 2016
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
  • Chris S. Jan 20, 2016
    Wedding DJ
    Verified Review
    Taurus DJ was awesome for our wedding! His prior work experience and the fact that he had played at our venue 15+ times made us feel very comfortable. His gear and music selection were also top-notch, no complaints there. He listened to what we had to say and followed through. What stood out the most is how attentive he was. During the wedding, of course there's a bunch of things taking up the bride and groom's attention, but he would follow the bride's time schedule and let us know when certain things were about to happen so that we could prepare. We never had to think or worry about a thing. He made sure things got done when our mind were elsewhere. Highly recommend!
  • LISA W. Jan 19, 2016
    Christian is an AMAZING individual and DJ! I let some things slip through the cracks for my husband's Surprise 50th bday party, and Christian came to my rescue with NO HESITATION (signing of contract, keeping me on schedule, arrived early). He also kept to the music he knew would be important to my husband and the multi-age folks attending. He touched the hearts of EVERYONE there when he surprised us and played "LET IT GO" for all the little ones in attendance, this was sooo Precious! My late teens - mid 20's guests LOVED HIM (and trust me they are not an easy crowd to typically please). I would HIGHLY Recommend for your DJ.
  • Hannah B. Dec 28, 2015
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    I loved that Christian was updating me at each point in the night when songs had been requested to get my okay. It was great working with him and I will be using him again!
  • Dokmai W. Dec 14, 2015
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Terrific!
  • Valentia R. Dec 7, 2015
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian did a great job and was even able to extend his stay at the request of our President. People were dancing and having too much fun!!!
  • Victoria D. Nov 3, 2015
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Taurus dj joined us for the second year in a row for our Halloween party and did a great job reading the crowd and seeing what they responded to. Also really did an awesome job helping with announcements and anything we needed. Definitely will be hearing from us next year
  • Brian T. Oct 19, 2015
    Christian did an amazing job for our wedding. Kept the dance floor packed the entire night. Played the songs we requested as well as a few we didn't think about. Didn't overtake the reception with the mic. Great DJ!
  • Serena D. Oct 1, 2015
    Sweet 16 DJ
    Verified Review
  • Cortney B. Sep 22, 2015
    Christian was awesome at our end of Summer Party. He seems to play the music that old and young identify with. He will definitely be back for another event.
  • Kathryn Z. Sep 8, 2015
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian stepped in when our original DJ company went out of business and took our money with them. He was fantastic in returning emails quickly, accommodating last-minute requests, and helping lead the entire wedding reception when we forgot the order of events ourselves! We would gladly refer friend and family to him in the future.
  • Adam G. Sep 1, 2015
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian was awesome. Very nice, professional, easy to work with, played great songs, etc. etc. We had an awesome wedding all around and the music / dancing was a big part of that, people were on the dance floor all night having a blast. Also a great value, other DJ's were quoting us well over what he charged and I'm sure they would not have been as good. Thanks!
  • Brianna K. Aug 19, 2015
    Mel was a phenomenal DJ who was willing to listen to things that I wanted (and didn't want) for my wedding day and he delivered 110%. He was early to set up and stayed later than we wanted when we weren't ready to stop dancing! I would definitely recommend him for any event!
  • Edelina R. Aug 17, 2015
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    They were great, stayed later per the clients request, we're very early for set up...would hire again in a heartbeat!
  • Allie B. Aug 9, 2015
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian was absolutely amazing!! From the very first meeting, I felt completely at ease! He answered all of our questions promptly (never had to wait more than a few hours whenever we emailed him!) and was always very professional. I am going to recommend Christian and Taurus DJs to anyone I know how may need their services in the future!!
  • Christine L. Jun 30, 2015
    Christian was a great DJ for our corporate event. He was able to read the crowd's vibe and had everyone up dancing in no time. I would definitely hire him in the future!
  • Terry N. Jun 25, 2015
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian did a great job at keeping the party going for the Air Race Classic BBQ. He certainly had a good insight into what the crowd wanted and needed to have a fun evening. I would absolutely recommend him for a great time. He was prompt and professional. Given the opportunity I would love to have him help us with another event.
  • Roy N. Jun 22, 2015
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian was great, friendly. easy to work with, no problems at all, he checked in early and asked would we like him to the music before the event started. And he did, he had the people dancing with line dancing music and all you could see was smiles on all the faces, everyone had a great time. he made the party work. Christian was hire for a special government event that lasted 3 hours I will hire Christian for any of my DJ events again and again. Thanks you. Christian
  • Lisa C. Jun 16, 2015
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    We had hired Christian to be a DJ/Emcee for our wedding, but there was a schedule conflict and he could no longer provide the service as planned. He did, however, provide another DJ, as an alternate option for us and apologized for the change. We were very happy with Ray, who met with us twice to go over what we had in mind and the scheduling details of the event. He also gave us some helpful tips and informed us of what he was thinking for the set up on the day of. He didn't play all the songs we had requested, but he was able to keep everyone dancing and make the announcements as needed, which was exactly what we were looking for. I'm rating Christian 4 stars because although we didn't have the full DJ experience with him, he did provide us a great alternate option as soon as he found out there was a conflict.
  • Tonya H. Jun 10, 2015
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Thank you for your service Christian!
  • Brittany F. Jun 10, 2015
    Christian, from the very first time we met with him showed just how professional, kind, and easy to work he was. He has been extremely flexible on our payment arrangement, and has been so understanding. Our guest had a blast!! We have had so many compliments. Christian made the day! Thank you again, Christian!
  • Ellaine C. Jun 10, 2015
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian did a great job with our wedding! He was very accommodating with our music preparations before the wedding and super professional the day of. Everyone had a great time and the dance floor was always jumping.
  • Patrick N. May 26, 2015
    Christian was an essential part of our wedding. He kept the dance floor packed and kept the flow of the wedding running smoothly. He was also flexible with whatever requests we had. I highly recommend using him for your own wedding!
  • Fred C. Apr 29, 2015
    We could not be more happy with the job Christian did DJ'ing our wedding. From the get-go he was incredibly responsive, willing to meet with us anywhere, anytime to address our questions, and accommodated all of our requests with joy. He's an extremely chill, easy going, and laid back guy but is serious about his business and does a terrific job. Without question, the best bang for your buck for a DJ in the DMV. Not only has he earned all of the 5 star ratings you see on his page, but he is very reasonable as well (almost half the price of the other DJ's we met with in the area). He helped to make our wedding night so special and we would recommend him 100 times out of 100 to DJ another wedding. Fred & Glenda
  • JD T. Apr 24, 2015
    This is Christian's second year DJing our Sunday School's dance, affectionately referred to as "Married Prom." He has done a great job keeping the crowd on the dance floor, mixing up fast and slow songs, and generally making a fun evening. Highly recommended.
  • Justin J. Mar 22, 2015
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian did a fantastic job - he was the best DJ we had over the past three years of Father Daughter dances at our church. Everyone I spoke to had nothing but rave reviews. We will definitely hire him again!
  • Melissa T. Jan 2, 2015
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian was wonderful to work with and did a fantastic job at our New Years eve wedding at the LeMeridien Arlington VA! He listened to what we wanted from songs to timeline and made for an easy organized experience. Everyone was on their feet and dancing! I would highly recommend Taurus DJs.
  • Lacie H. Nov 26, 2014
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian was AWESOME!!! He DJ'd our wedding this past weekend, and did GREAT keeping the party going! He's so easy going and absolutely hysterical! He keeps you updated on what's next on the adenga for the next few hours too, but if you wanna keep on getting your groove on he's totally cool with that also! I've had constant feedback from everyone who attended our wedding that our DJ was the best they've ever experienced! I would DEFINITELY recommend him to absolutely anyone! He should probably charge more than he does, you're getting way more than what you paid for, without a doubt! Thank you SO much Christian!
    Replied to Lacie H. - Jan 2, 2015

    Thank you for the kind words! Please tell your husband thank you for his part in keeping America safe.

  • Sarah W. Nov 17, 2014
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian was very professional and helpful from the get go. He made sure to answer any questions I had and gave me a great price! He arrived early to set up for my event and had all of his equipment ready to go and in excellent working condition. His playlist was fantastic and he really knows how to read the crowd. I would recommend him to any of my friends and I plan on using him for all of my future DJ needs!
  • Karen H. Oct 21, 2014
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    From the start Christian was on the ball with a quick response after I posted on thumbtack. After speaking with him and going over wedding details I hired him. This was the BEST decision. He kept in touch through the whole process. Christian allowed great flexibility! We chose some specific songs and then wanted to just pick the music theme, genre, and time period for specific time periods of our wedding. His taste in the selections was spot on! Also he was a fantastic announcer.... Not to much but bold enough to make everyone feel special! If we could do it again we would choose him :)
  • Scott G. Oct 21, 2014
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian did a excellent job not only responding to what the crowd wanted but willingly working the music into our themed wedding. Thank you so much!
  • Gretchen C. Sep 23, 2014
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Working with Christian was effortless. He proactively led me through the engagement, making it impossible to forget anything important on my sister's big day. He was very flexible, even coming early to work around my (the wedding party) photo schedule. The music was great, but he also MCed our event and kept us on schedule. He was absolutely fantastic, and I would not consider working with anyone else in the future. Thanks Christian!
  • Shaun Y. Sep 18, 2014
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian was an AMAZING wedding DJ and I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for such a service. Christian was professional throughout, very accommodating and easy to work with. He came early and stayed late. Not to mention his pricing is the most competitive in the area. I can't say enough good things about Christian and Taurus DJs. Look no further if you need a DJ for your wedding. You won't be let down.
  • James D. Aug 18, 2014
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Chris was great, He was on time and did a great job with the list of music. All of my guest had nothing but great things to say about him.
  • Teri L. Jul 27, 2014
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian was professional and personable. we enjoyed our event very much. Thank you Christian for everything.
  • Rayline P. Jun 18, 2014
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian was simply outstanding! First and foremost, from the very beginning, he never stopped communicating. I was looking for a DJ to play at my daughter's High School graduation party. I had no idea what I was looking for or what to expect. He answered my emails within hours, if not minutes, and he gave me detailed and specific answers to all my questions. He was personable and honest. He arrived early and almost immediately started playing music, even though he was not officially "on the clock." He was dressed nicely and professionally, though our party was very casual. He played every song that was "on the spot requested" and kept everyone tapping their feet or bopping their head. He impressed the older generation with his song selections and kept the younger generation wanting more. Christian has great instinct. He was observant and made decisions instinctively (song selections). His choices kept everyone happy, especially my daughter. He asked for a list of songs from my daughter and she could not possibly think of everything. Throughout the night, she made several comments about how glad she was that "he played that song" and how she "forgot about that song". She wants him to DJ her wedding even though that may not be for another 5 or 10 years! I can't say enough good things about Christian. He made our guests feel special and important. His personality lit up the room and he was just wonderful. Thank you, Thumbtack, for the service you provide and a great big thank you to Christian, for keeping our party "alive and moving!"
  • Sarah T. Jun 3, 2014
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian was a DJ who helped coordinate music for our wedding. We found out very late in the game that our reception venue had no audio equipment, but Christian was very flexible on helping us with this last minute crisis - and was very willing to work with our modest budget. Christian has a set of reception planning tools that are really easy to fill out, and also really walked us through how to organize the reception. Christian also has his own equipment, and his services (including the equipment) were much more cost effective than renting equipment and using it ourselves would have been. Additionally, I got an e-mail from Christian the morning of the wedding - saying that he couldn't DJ because he was very ill, and already providing the name and contact information of his substitute. I have to say - I was very impressed that Christian took the time to solve a last minute problem, and waited until it was solved to let me know about the switch. The substitute, DJ Craig, was also amazing and I'm still getting compliments. In addition to working with our play list, DJ Craig did a great job of moving the reception along and keeping everyone (including some very anxious relatives) happy. I would highly recommend them both to anyone looking for music!
  • Donna K. Dec 7, 2013
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian provided music for our hoiday party for 5 hrs. He was professional,nicely dressed and very willing to meet any requests we had. He got to the party an hour ahead of time and music was playing upon our arrival. He provided every song that we had requested and his choices were also perfect. He had a good understanding of our needs with guests ages from the 20's to the 60's. He was great...hire him!!
  • Michael E. Oct 30, 2013
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian came through for us at the last minute. He provided music, some very sepcific songs for a friends 50th wedding anniversary. He was on time and on target with the music. Great Job! Mike Evenson
  • Julian S. Oct 14, 2013
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian DJ'd our wedding reception at River Creek country club in Leesburg VA. On Sept 28th, 2013 and he was the absolute professional. He is dependable and played a great selection of music. Christian kept us on schedule and was very smooth in his delivery. Next year we are planning another party and he is definitely our choice for DJ's. He is the best best kept secret of DJ's in Northern Va.
  • Sheilal H. Mar 4, 2013
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Chris did a great job. Arrived on time and his set up was easy. Music mix was great, flowed with the party. Had all the songs I requested and more. Hope to work with him again soon.
  • Elizabeth S. Feb 25, 2013
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian was wonderful! I coordinated with him through email prior to the event, he maintained contact with me the entire time, sent me a music play list for the era I was looking for and we went from there. He showed up and set up in plenty of time for the event, he helped me blow up balloons for my kids and was super flexible with the music selection. I originally wanted older music, but found the children to be dancing more. Christian quickly adapted as well as played special requests on demand. I was so happy with him and if I need a DJ in the future, I will definitely look him up! Thank you Christian, we had a great time!!
  • Sylke V. Nov 4, 2012
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian was not able to come but Amy Constanza came and did a fantastic job - we would always strongly recommend her :)
  • Steph P. Oct 31, 2012
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Christian was the DJ for my daughters 13th bday party & he did an awesome job! The kids all danced all night long! Thanks!
  • Victor M. Oct 14, 2012
    Event DJ
    Verified Review
    Taurus DJ is m first DJ, i ever had at my party's. money well spent ill have to say. and i highly recommend him to anyone who wants a DJ for a good time!

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am always reading about what types of equipment will be hitting the streets as well as what music is hot right now.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I worked as a set up assistant for one of the most exclusive wedding DJs in Metro DC. It was such a blast that I wanted to start working my own jobs. After working for him for two years I was ready to start. He and I still keep in touch and I am always learning new things from him!
What types of customers have you worked with?
Wedding DJ- A bit more formal and a lot more mic work involved. Company party- Generally, the crowd is going to be very mixed in regards to age range, so you have to make sure that you're playing a lit bit for everyone. Don't just stick to what's on the radio right now.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I had a wedding at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Silver Spring. The weather wasn't so good, so people were being a little bit lethargic and there wasn't a wedding planner, so I had to coordinate with the house staff everything by myself. At the end of the night, the bride and groom said a few of their guests had already told them I was the best wedding DJ they have ever seen. The music was great, the order that I played them in was great, and the bride took it upon herself to write me a very lengthy review, it was over 1500 characters long! She also said she will be recommending me to her boss for their holiday party.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
First thing I would advise is to not shop strictly on price. Regardless of the job you are posting there will always be someone quoting a lower price. Sometimes it is better to spend a little bit more in order to get someone with experience. I have DJ'ed over 200 weddings and each one has been different. I have needed to think quickly on my feet to ensure that not only does everyone have a good time, but it's done as safely as possible. Equipment also counts, a DJ who is cheap may not have the proper equipment for your job. Quality DJ's will spend the extra money to make sure they have great equipment that will sound great!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
It really is not as easy as people make it out to be, especially if people want you to MC as well. There is a big difference between being an MC in a club setting and MCing a wedding.