Smooth Sailing Entertainment.
Smooth Sailing Entertainment.

Smooth Sailing Entertainment.

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Introduction: Planning a wedding, business function, or even a small personal event? I know just what kind of music you need to make it a success. Since 2000, I’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the most amazing clients in the DC Metro Area and Baltimore on events both large and small. This experience and my passion for music has helped me evolve into one of the most skilled spinners around. With modern equipment and a unique approach to music, my clients know that when they book me, they can do it with full confidence. Contact me today and find out how I can make your next event a huge success. You give me the dates, we’ll negotiate the rates, and together, we’ll make beautiful music. We offer DJ, Karaoke and Photo Booth services. Please browse my photo catalog to see some of the work we have done. My DJ service can provide music for any event that requires a DJ. Weddings, Birthdays, Corporate Events and many others. I know the importance of having everything on point for your event. I treat each event like it's my own and I truly care about my clients. You will be informed every step of the way about your event. For my Karaoke service I offer 2 options, You can rent my Karaoke equipment, which consists of 1 24" monitor, 2 wireless microphones, 1 Bose Audio speaker and my 37,000+ Karaoke song library on a iPad Pro. I will do a full equipment (30-45 minutes) setup and give instructions on how to operate the equipment. Its very easy to use. I have Karaoke song books for you and your guest to browse through, this will help you all find songs to sing. I will available by phone during your rental should any issues arise from the system. I will come pick everything up at the end of your event. ***The second option includes everything above and I will DJ your karaoke event and assist you and your guest during the event. I will play filler music in-between the karaoke songs to keep you and your guest entertained.*** ***There is an additional charge for this ^^^ option*** For my photo booth, I only use top-of-the-line equipment. I use the Apple iPad Pro 11, I use a DNP RX1 printer which prints a 4” x 6” photo in 12 seconds. I bring a Canon T6 DSLR as my backup camera. All of our Photo Booth packages include the following: Unlimited Single 4”×6” Prints or 2”×6“ Photo Strips (2 strips per set) Color or Black and White 3 Picture Format Portrait or Landscape Personalized Photo Design Digital Copy of All Prints Taken 1 Year Online Web Gallery with Password Option Free Downloads Professional On-Site Attendant Props for Guests 8’x10’ Backdrop
Overview

Hired 34 times

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3 employees

21 years in business

Payment methods

Apple Pay, Cash, Credit card, Google Pay, PayPal, Samsung Pay, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

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Jan - Jun

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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

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

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

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Andrea R.
Jan 12, 2020
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I am very impressed with Darryl's responsiveness and professionalism. He responded to my karoke rental inquiry within the first 15 minutes. From there it was a pleasure speaking to Darryl. I ultimately decided to go with the DJ + karoke option for my home event because of Darryl. I felt comfortable throughout the whole process and felt that he cared about my karoke baby shower. I was more blown away the day of the event. He was on time and everything ran smoothly. He curated a great playlist based on a few artists I mentioned I liked. All of my guests had a blast and some asked for his card. I highly recommend Darryl for any karoke DJ gigs.

Details: General event / party • Basic (e.g., under 25 guests, small venue, standard equipment) • 12 years old or younger • As recommended by the professional • Pop/Top 40 • Rock • Oldies

Smooth Sailing Entertainment.'s reply
Andrea, it was a please to work with you. I'm glad all of your expectations were exceeded. I look forward to working with you again. Thank you.
Karaoke Machine Rental
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Samuel J.
Oct 11, 2019
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Hired to DJ my wife's birthday party at our house. From the start he was very responsive. In fact, I had my contract with him executed within minutes after meeting. Very mild mannered even keeled personality that makes him very easy to work with. Music was bumping and people were dancing all night (late too). The lighting he brought set the stage our party on both floors. He was able to set up music upstairs and downstairs as well. Simply excellent and we will use his services again. Glad we met DJ Smooth.

Details: Birthday party • 25 - 49 guests • 31 - 50 years old • Pop • R&B / soul • Hip-hop / Rap • Home

Smooth Sailing Entertainment.'s reply
Mr. Sam, I'm glad Wife had an amazing time. She really brought her birthday in correct. Thank You
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Essye M.
Sep 25, 2016
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It's hard to please a group Of teenagers. My son and friends were thrilled with DJ Smooth at his 16th birthday party. It was the highlight of the party. The music was clean and age appropriate. I was very pleased with the engagement and would highly recommend DJ Smooth for any event. I will definitely hire him again.
Smooth Sailing Entertainment.'s reply
Thank you for selecting me for your event. It was cool seeing the party get down when their jam came on.
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Vineeth l.
Jan 6, 2019
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Darryl and his wife, Asia were wonderful to work with! Darryl was quick to respond to all our questions and provided a great package of DJ, karaoke, and photo booth services. He worked with us on a good pricing. Darryl has a lot of awesome equipment...sound system, lights,etc. They were a little late and this was our only complaint. They more than made up for it with great service and adding time to the evening. Darryl has a comprehensive selection of music. He was able to handle all requests including international music. The karaoke machine was a blast and Darryl intertwined both seamlessly based on requests. Our friends had a blast in the photp booth with instant pics and great props. Asia did everything with a smile as the night went all! I We look forward to seeing them both again for future events.

Details: General event / party • Standard (e.g., under 50 guests, small venue, standard equipment) • 31 - 50 years old • Rock • Hip hop / Rap • Pop/Top 40

Smooth Sailing Entertainment.'s reply
You folks rocked the house and brought 2019 in properly. I'm glad we were able to be apart of your event. Thank You
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Stephanie M.
Jun 2, 2019
We used Smooth Sailing Entertainment for our 20th high school reunion. The owner Darryl was very easy to work with. We used both the DJ and Photo Booth services. He and his wife were very professional and prompt. I liked how he was very responsive and did a lot of prep to personalize the event for us. Would use them again in the future!
Smooth Sailing Entertainment.'s reply
It was our pleasure to work with you. Everything turned out wonderful.
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Darryl Smith

FAQs

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

    I prefer to meet face to face with all of my customers. I like to make eye contact to make sure that we are on the same page about how an event is expected to go. it's good to break the ice with a face to face. It makes the event more personal and not feel like work. I take notes during the meet up process and give my pointers as well.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I started out helping a friend who is a DJ. He would ask me to cover for him while he took a break or stepped away. I've always had a love for music and making people have a good time.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I've done weddings, receptions, birthdays, church events, corporate parties and cookouts and nightclubs.

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