Capital DeeJays - Affordable DJs for the Baltimore/DC area

Herndon, VA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Courteous and professional DJs for private parties, weddings, corporate events, fundraisers and more. Plus, as an added option, we can combine DJ services with a live acoustic solo musician performance, so you get the best of both worlds. * Specialize in weddings, kids events, family-friendly and corporate events * Over 200,000 songs in our music library * Karaoke available * Professional sound equipment * Professional dance lighting and accent lighting * 30 years experience with youth organizations * Specialize in classic rock, oldies, pop, Americana/patriotic, kids music, Irish/Celtic music * Live, acoustic music performance also available in combination with DJ services

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We love playing the music and helping to set the perfect mood, ambiance and activity for any event.
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Location

Herndon, VA 20170

Years in business

2

Number of employees

3

Times hired on Thumbtack

7

Reviews

10 Reviews
  • Salema H. Jun 26, 2017
    DJ
    Verified Review
  • Adrian P. Jun 4, 2017
    Steven was excellent with our party of 3-5 th grade kids at our Club. He was extremely prompt with his correspondences, and made sure to prep for the party with age appropriate songs for tweens, responding to our requests by individually going through songs to weed out inappropriate ones. He was so timely and organized before party. He esp was great at getting almost all kids of different ages to dance a LOT to his mixes, literally with their hands in the air. Kids gravitated to him, and they listened to him. He was commanding but so sweet. I would love for him to engage the kids longer out on the dance floor. But to be fair, kids this young have such short attention spans. His high point was that he had great mixes of songs, was able to get kids to dance like maniacs, and his DJ style was perfect. No hesitation to use again. He accomplished a very hard task. Thank you so much!
  • Morgan T. Jun 3, 2017
    We had Steve join us for a 3rd-5th grade party, and he was great! Even with all the kids running around, he was able to engage them with games and activities to keep them busy. He was super friendly, worked great with the kids, and made the booking experience very easy.
  • Evan M. Sep 20, 2015
    I saw Capital Celtic at James Hoban's in Dupont Circle. Great to see a talented, dedicated group like this playing traditional Irish music. I was in Dublin just a few weeks before and they made me feel like I was back.
  • Michael B. Sep 16, 2015
    I saw Capital Celtic in concert at O'Sullivan's in Herndon and they put on an excellent show! A lot of classic Irish songs, a few fun contemporary covers. A very enjoyable evening with great beer drinking tunes!
  • Noreen M. Sep 15, 2015
    The guests (especially the Irish) at our event loved the band and the music helped create a nice ambiance that allowed people to socialize or sit back and be entertained at their leisure. A beautiful and authentic acoustic set!
  • Tracy M. Jul 8, 2015
    Beautiful music with a great deal of feeling.
  • Austin H. Jun 16, 2015
    Steven Toole and his Capital Celtic band have been coming to play music at O'Malley's for a few weeks now and they have been nothing but great. Not only are they a pleasure to work with but the music and atmosphere they provide is great for our guests. I have had numerous compliments on them from guests through out the times they have been here.
  • Mark G. Jun 10, 2015
    Great band, very enjoyable evening! Rich sound, 6 or 7 musicians in the band with guitar, violin, mandolin, flute and vocals. A very cool irish folk vibe, not only the music but the atmosphere they create - makes you feel like you are in a small town pub in the old country.
  • Janice S. Jun 9, 2015
    Steve Toole and the band, Capital Celtic, have a sound reminiscent of the streets of Dublin, to be sure. Their familiar melodies and cheerful tunes had plenty of us at O'Malley's bar singing along long before the sing-along began! Now if only I could dance a jig!

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We work closely with our clients to come up with the perfect playlist for their event. We review all the details in advance, including setup time and location, specific parts of the event, requested songs for each part, etc. We confirm everything 48 hours before the event. We arrive early to set up and we leave no trace after the event.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Started DJing 30 years ago. Work with kids for the past 25 years. Performed for weddings and dozens of private events throughout the DC area.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
We try to be as flexible as possible with our pricing, and we do whatever we can to come in within our client's budgets.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I have always loved music. I started as a DJ in high school, more than 30 years ago. I later stated performing music live, with more than 60 performances in 2016. Many of my clients also wanted DJ services, so I started offering a combination of live music and DJ services. Now I offer DJ services separately, or in combination with live music.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Kids, seniors, 40's, 50's, 60's +
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I'm proud of all of our performances. We have 100% 5-star ratings from our clients.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Be realistic about your budget. Sound is as important as the food you'll serve. Your guests will notice if you cut corners on either.