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Introduction: I’m an experienced DJ, sound engineer, lighting tech, and have been a part of really great music and video related events for over 25 yrs! I can offer you friendly professional service, and a variety of musical styles. I’ve participated as talent, as well as tech and presentation, in music related events all around the Washington DC/Northern Virginia/Maryland region. I was one of the founders of DC’s longest running retro party, 80’s Dance Party, which started in Adams Morgan back in 1993. This event was the very first 80’s retro party in the region, and is now in it’s 26th year! It has been profiled in the Washington Post, Washington Times, City Paper, On Tap magazine, and was listed in the Zagat’s and Let’s Go travel guides for years! I branched out into doing weddings in the 00’s, and it has been great! I love playing weddings and sharing in the joy of the happy couple and their families! I also do holiday parties, company parties, community events, reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, school events, and kids parties. I’m very easy to work with; I have a friendly personality and a very positive demeanor. And I love music, lights, and good times! I’ve spun all kinds of styles (not just 80’s, in case you were wondering), and I’m very adept at responding to the audience. The music is never about me, it’s about YOU and the kind of mix you want to share with your guests! I can work with you on developing a set from your specific song list. I’m also great with improvising! In addition to providing DJ and emcee services, I can also provide sound systems (multiple rooms for weddings if needed), dance floor lighting, uplighting, and video projection. I’ll be available during the planning phase as well – I can meet with you and we can discuss the specific needs of your event and the songs that really SHOULD (and perhaps SHOULDN’T) be part of the set! Are you planning an event around a special theme? We REALLY should talk! I’m a great choice for theme events. I can PROMISE you that if you’re putting together a retro theme based on the 70’s, 80’s or 90’s, then you have found the PERFECT DJ. These were my formative years, and I know the party music from those decades VERY well! I’ve got a HUGE collection of music videos from those years as well. I’ve done Mardi Gras dances, Casino Nights, 50’s sock hop parties and 60’s themed boomer events as well. I’ve done a Star Wars themed wedding, an EDM themed wedding, several 80’s themed weddings, and one that veered into the big band era (House of Sweden in Georgetown, the grandparents took over! It was great!). I can help you with lots of other types of themes too! Ren Faire wedding, LOTR wedding, pagan wedding, big Greek wedding, you name it. People LOVE hiring me for their 30th, 40th, and 50th birthday parties! In addition, I spun a mainstream hits night that ran for most of the 00’s, so I know all the best party tunes from that period as well. And I definitely keep up on the latest hits. I’ve done weddings and other types of events for groups of different faiths and creeds. I’m very open minded and inclusive, and feel very strongly that love, commitment, and togetherness should be celebrated in all of its diverse forms. It’s about you and who you choose, and when it comes time to kick up your heels and celebrate, I hope you’ll choose me to spin the tunes! All the pictures I have posted are from events I’ve done, and they give you a great idea of what kinds of services I can provide for your event. There’s also information on past events and the type of equipment I can bring out for your party. I’m working on editing together some videos and playlists that I’ve recorded at events so you can get a look and listen at the musical styles I can offer. Sincerely, Neal Keller DJ Neal aka “The Angel”
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Hired 33 times

Serves Springfield, VA

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27 years in business

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Chelsea G.
May 20, 2022
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Neal was amazing! So professional and on time! He was very helpful and responses were fast! Played everything I had requested and worked around me! I had to move my wedding date and he was so understanding! The reception was a blast thanks to him! Also the price is so reasonable!

Details: Wedding • 50 - 99 guests • 18 - 30 years old • 31 - 50 years old • Country • Pop • 80s • Banquet hall or ballroom

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Kellie F.
Nov 8, 2021
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Neal was amazing. Delivered a very entertaining night. Kept the crowd dancing and added a few songs as requested by guests.

Details: Birthday party • 50 - 99 guests • 51 or older • 80s • Funk / disco • Community center • Lighting • MC services

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Thanks Kellie! It was a great pleasure being a part of your event and playing music for such a great group of people! I'd love to be involved in future events in your community, so please keep me in mind! :-) -Neal-
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Rebecca B.
Sep 18, 2021
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DJ Neal was amazing! It took me two days to recover from dancing on the dance floor all night! First off, he sent us sample playlists from past weddings to help us build ours. We picked out the songs we definitely wanted to hear, and Neal filled in the rest based on our vibe. He was great at leading the Anniversary Dance and making announcements during the night. Based on the context from the ceremony and MOH speech, Neal even picked up that I was a big Taylor Swift fan and did a dance floor challenge to see if anyone was a bigger Swiftie than the bride! He played bop after bop and kept the dance floor filled the entire time. He’s professional, organized, and open to customizing a bunch of details so that it’s 100% your vibe. Like we asked him to play clean songs then switch to explicit songs after 9 pm. Neal’s a champion DJ! Hire him now!

Details: Wedding • 100 - 149 guests • 31 - 50 years old • 51 or older • 18 - 30 years old • Oldies • Hip-hop / Rap • Top 40 • R&B / soul • Pop • Barn

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Thank you so much Rebecca! Your wedding was one of the most fun of the entire year! Great crowd, great venue, such enthusiasm! Thanks for bringing me on board!
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Gabrielle S.
May 25, 2021
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DJ Neal was great, very responsive and friendly when I would forget questions or details and had to send multiple follow ups(wedding stress brain). He followed our requests perfectly. He came on time and worked all night to ensure everyone had fun. Would definitely recommend. Thank you for helping make our big day even better.

Details: Wedding • 50 - 99 guests • 12 years old or younger • 13 - 17 years old • 18 - 30 years old • 31 - 50 years old • 51 or older • R&B / soul • Banquet hall or ballroom • MC services

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Thank you Gabrielle, it was a great pleasure to play music for your wedding! Thank you very much for choosing me, I had a great time and I really loved celebrating with your friends and family! May happiness and good fortune continue to find you as you make your way together, and that many more joyous celebrations await you!
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Rin C.
Nov 17, 2020
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Best DJ ever! He was the DJ to my little sister's wedding. He is very professional and is willing to work with your music preference. He came with his own equipment and set-up. 5 Stars to DJ Neil! I highly recommend. He really set the mood with his music!

Details: Wedding • 50 - 99 guests • 18 - 30 years old • R&B / soul • Hip-hop / Rap • Rock • EDM / house • Pop • Top 40 • Conference or convention center

Avtomat-AV Audio Visual Services's reply
Thanks Rin! It was great to play for such a wonderful group of people! Congratulations to your sister and her new husband!
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I'm very open to tailoring my fees and services to YOUR needs. Thumbtack parses quote estimates based on hourly blocks, but I'm not really a clock watcher. I like working out packages and I don't typically fuss over extra time. I do offer a range of services, so I will be able to adjust downwards if there's things you don't need. I do offer some next tier options, though, like uplighting and video projection that would be extra. Transportation costs may be something to discuss if the event is a great distance away. But either way, let's work out something together that leaves everyone smiling!

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

    I like to arrange an in-person meeting if possible, but I'm very flexible. Lots of busy people out there, so phone, Skype, email, texting, chat, are all possibilities. I want to get to know about your expectations for the event, I want you to have the opportunity to get a sense of who I am. I encourage people to visit my website as there are reviews, pictures, and set lists from many past events.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am a graduate of The Omega Studios School of Applied Recording Arts and Sciences, where I learned audio engineering, recording technology, video systems, sound system design, and acoustics, as well as studying large format record consoles, mic techniques, signal processing, MIDI, sound synthesis, Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton Live, and web graphics. I've also studied electricity and electrical systems at both the secondary and university level.

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