A Family Friendly DJ, LLC.
A Family Friendly DJ, LLC.

A Family Friendly DJ, LLC.

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Offers remote services
$350
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Introduction: I am proud to be recognized at one of Thumbtacks top DJs in the greater Portland area having won the 'Best of 2015' and 'Best of 2016' award. In 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 I've earned the 'Top Pro' award from Thumbtack, earned by less than 4% of all Thumbtack pros. Please read some of my many reviews and you'll see why. There are three things I think that really make me stand out from other DJs. First is communication. Good communication prevents mistakes and helps things run smoother with less stress. Before we even sign a contract I will make sure I have a clear understanding of what you are expecting in a DJ and that I can fulfill that expectation otherwise I won't take the job. I'll use weddings as an example. At weddings I don't play songs about breaking up, cheating on your spouse, etc. I know it sounds silly but most Djs don't even think about something like that. Second, I work very hard to keep the music family friendly. I read lyrics and categorize accordingly. I purchase special 'radio edits' of today's hits (the cleaner versions that are allowed to be played on the radio) to keep things clean and fun. Third is the music itself. Like just about every other DJ out there I have thousands of songs available from many genres spanning 70+ years. Where I think I stand out is WHAT I play depending on the type of the event. Corporate events, school dances, charity events, golden anniversaries, birthday parties... they all have different needs and need to be handled appropriately. Call me and we can discuss YOUR needs. Here is a list of things that are included at no additional cost: *Unlimited phone consultations *MC work during the event *The use of a wireless microphone *A deluxe 4-in1 dance light system for small to medium dance floors *Set up and take down time *Travel time within 50 miles of my home in Vancouver I love to take requests from the guests. However I primarily play the genres of music YOU have requested. You're the one paying the bill, after all. Safety, integrity, and professionalism are important to us. We (my wife and I) operate with an actual business license and are fully insured. That is something not all DJs do so be careful. My style is simple and fun. I don't 'scratch' or alter the music when I play it. I think more people enjoy dancing to great songs the way they were originally recorded and don't want to hear a DJ 'showing off'. Whatever your need for a DJ is, call me and I will gladly answer any questions. If this is for a wedding, I have developed a helpful tool called a 'Wedding Worksheet' to help guide clients through many of the challenges and pitfalls associated with a wedding and reception which you will also receive from me. My goal is to help you have the most wonderful experience imaginable while taking as much stress off you as possible. I have the greatest job in the world because I am able to make people happy by playing great music. I am thrilled when I can help make a bride's dream of a magical wedding and reception come true. I am ecstatic when at a corporate Christmas party I turn what would have been a hum-drum get together into an outright party. I take great satisfaction when students come up to me during a school prom and thank me for doing a great job. I ask, who WOULDN'T love to do this?
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19 years in business

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

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Meredith C.
3 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

David was incredible! I needed a DJ last minute for my daughters’ B’nai mitzvah. Not only did David take the job, but he did such a fantastic job! David was so responsive. He wanted to make sure that we were getting the services that we wanted. I sent him a playlist and he really incorporated that with other great songs. Everyone was dancing and having fun. I highly recommend David. He is a total professional and a great person.

Details: Party • 50 - 99 guests • 12 years old or younger • 13 - 17 years old • 31 - 50 years old • Pop • Top 40 • Rock • Funk / disco • Banquet hall or ballroom • MC services • Lighting

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Ana E.
Oct 7, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

David was a fantastic DJ for our special day! He kept the party going and the evening flowing! I highly recommend him for your next event. You will not be disappointed!

Details: Wedding • 50 - 99 guests • 18 - 30 years old • 31 - 50 years old • 51 or older • Top 40 • Pop • Hip-hop / Rap • Barn • MC services

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Chase H.
Sep 19, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

David was incredible! My wife and I needed a DJ for our wedding that was friendly, responsive, professional and all around perfect... and David hit the mark! His playlist was great for the reception and he even was able to use some very specific songs for our ceremony that we wanted. He had everyone up and moving at our wedding with his playlist, and he also was an excellent MC for us and brought lights for dancing which really added that little extra flare that really stuck out to folks. All of our guests were raving at how great David was. He's definitely someone that we will be recommending to any and all of our friends that have any weddings or other events!

Details: Wedding • 50 - 99 guests • 18 - 30 years old • 31 - 50 years old • 51 or older • Rock • Pop • Hip-hop / Rap • EDM / house • Top 40 • R&B / soul • 80s • Outdoor venue • MC services

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Chelsea M.
Aug 13, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

We had David for our wedding on August 12, 2021, which we had delayed from July 2020 due to Covid. David stuck with us the entire way! He was absolutely AMAZING at making our day a hit! He was extremely responsive, both in text and calls, made sure everything was perfect, and was flexible to any changes we needed to make. Our wedding was 100 degrees, and though we expected many wouldn’t dance, we were fooled! So many of our guests had a blast on the dance floor. David played all of our chosen songs, even adapting when we couldn’t find the right versions. I HIGHLY recommend David for DJ-ing any event! Thank you for making our day so much fun! We loved having you!

Details: Wedding • 50 - 99 guests • 18 - 30 years old • 31 - 50 years old • 80s • Outdoor venue • MC services

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Kendal O.
Aug 8, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

David was an amazing dj from start to finish. He was incredibly communicative and made sure everything was done, even the little things we didn’t think about. David has a ton of wedding experience, and due to this can give you advice on your order of events, or even song choices if you are stuck on that. He made sure everything was smooth the day of, and even made sure to abide with noise ordinance in the county my wedding was in. He was very professional, courteous, on time, and made sure to read the room and play music that would keep our crowd going! 10/10 recommend and will refer David to our friends getting married this next year, as well as use him again for any future dj needs!

Details: Wedding • 100 - 149 guests • 18 - 30 years old • 31 - 50 years old • Pop • Hip-hop / Rap • R&B / soul • Top 40 • Outdoor venue • MC services • Lighting

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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Pricing depends on what you need. I don't charge for set up, take down, or travel (unless it is more than an hour away). You also get the use of a wireless microphone, either handheld or lapel clip, at no charge. I offer a very sophisticated 4 in 1 dance light (it has wash lights, derby lights, strobe lights, and a red/green laser) at no charge and it great for a small to medium dance floors. Adding lights brings a certain 'WOW' factor that adds excitement and fun to every dance. The dance lighting also includes a fog machine at no charge but some venues don't allow them so I will call the venue to see if it is allowed.

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

    Communication is key to a successful reception or event. So if a client is interested in hiring me I like to speak with them on the phone for a few minutes. I want to make sure that we are a good match. I pride myself on doing exceptional work and I can only do that if it is a good match. I want to make sure I am proficient in the type of music they want. I want to make sure I can meet and exceed their expectations. There have been times when a client wanted to hire me but I told them that I probably wasn't the best DJ for what they wanted. I would rather give up a job than get paid for a sub-standard performance.

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

    I love music. I always have. Years ago my church asked me if I would start to DJ the youth dances for them. I agreed and started gathering new music to update my library and spent several months reading lyrics and categorizing all my songs based on many factors like whether they had explicit lyrics or not, danceability, genre, etc. After doing my first few dances I realized I was having a blast doing it and that I was pretty good so I decided to see if I could do it professionally.

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