Hired 117 times
24 years in business
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Hip-hop / Rap,
R&B / soul,
Funk / disco,
EDM / house,
Indian / Bollywood
Prom or school dance,
Charles was entirely accommodating, professional, fun, and easy to work with. We had ceremony flowing right into reception in the same room, so we were able to have Beam Entertainment setup and handle it all. Our ceremony went perfectly. We wanted an oldies cocktail hour which he happily accommodated and rocked! The extra setup with room uplighting and his DJ area looked fantastic with our decor and took it to another level. I couldn't get off the dance floor to cool down... I couldn't miss a beat!! In fact, from the time our ceremony finished; kids, family, friends were dancing... even before dinner! I couldn't have been more pleased!Feb 5, 2018Verified
Charles was absolutely wonderful to work with - he was the perfect fit for our conference filled with 100 ladies who love to dance! He even did a great job on the fly helping us surprise our attendees with a flash mob. Next time we are in Minneapolis I will for sure use him for any DJ needs. His setup was extremely professional, he was on-time and was easy to coordinate with leading up to our event. If I could give 10 stars I would!May 3, 2017Verified
Charles is absolutely wonderful to work with, he is professional and extremely talented. From the moment him and I connected we got along. He had suggestions on music choice that I had not even thought of. He made our day so memorable, my friends still bring up what an awesome DJ we had. The dance floor was packed the entire night, even during cocktail hour. He is friendly, responsive, and easy to work with. I highly recommend Charles if you are shopping for a DJ.Oct 22, 2016Verified
The Best dj ever! I've been to many clubs and weddings or other such events and never been more impressed then with Charles!Sep 21, 2015Verified
I was very pleased with Beam Entertainment! Charles is a very friendly, nice, and professional DJ. He was very flexible in a last minute change. Along with his DJ skills, he provided a very nice up-lighting and projector service for a low price. My family and friends were also very impressed with Charles! He played a variety of music and had the dance floor packed at all times. I would definitely recommend Beam Entertainment to anyone who is hosting a wedding or any event!!Jul 28, 2015Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Understand the market, availability and how subcontracting works. My business model is a single operation, your special event. However, most competitors are multi-operational. They book several discounted weddings on your day to maximize their profit margin. You will save money, however they also subcontract amateurs to meet your budget. On average, the demand is 35,000 weddings a year per state. Having served on the Board of Directors for several years, I can assure you the supply in the Midwest Association of Professional Disc Jockeys (Metro - North West Chapter) is only a few hundred. With only 26 Saturdays available in season (May - October), that's more than approximately 1,300 weddings on the same day as your event! SO BEWARE, 3 out of every 4 vendors are potentially part-time. That's a 75% chance that you will be assigned the second, third, or even 10th DJ still available, often just a week before your event. Choose to be that 1 out of 4 wedding by booking 12 - 24 months in advance with an experienced owner. You will invest a little more, however I have a 96% customer satisfaction rating. I'm also ranked in the Top 3% in the nation. In addition, I was awarded the #1 service provider within a 150 mile radius of Minneapolis by Thumbtack customers! This quality package is all inclusive with a $10,000 production value. Most importantly, you have a 24 year experienced veteran, not a subcontractor who is looking for work after no has hired them.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I served a two-year term on the Board of Directors of the Midwest Association of Professional Disc Jockeys. I was also a key note speaker, teaching seminars & attending regional trade shows and national conventions to network and educate. I stay current with trends and strive to continuously improve.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Wedding Receptions and Ceremonies / School Formals / Music Festivals / Night Clubs / Corporate Events / Graduations / Reunions / Birthday Parties