Becca & Kate - 5 stars:
Derek is everything you could want in a wedding DJ, and more! He truly takes the time to get to know you as a couple so that he can create a musical experience that fits your every need at your wedding. Derek is relaxed, experienced, and an overall cool guy. From setting upspeakers throughout our venue to create a musical atmosphere for all guests, to adding in personal touches (like taking the initiative to play a song my father mentioned in his toast), Derek made our large wedding feel like a small, intimate event where every guest was special. Derek even stopped by at our wedding after-party and you would think that he was a celebrity! Our guests were excited to see him and celebrate with him. We loved DJ Derek so much we'd want him at all of our future parties, not only as a DJ, but as a friend!
Dennis Buden – 5 stars:
Derek is a multi-faceted, multi-talented and reliable resource and talent. He masterfully managed all A/V aspects (sound, video) of a major veterans charity event we recently conducted attended by more than 250 people. Everything went flawlessly. Aside from his talent and knowledge, Derek proved to be an excellent and resourceful troubleshooter, and was adept at anticipating needs/issues and stepping in as necessary with minimal direction to ensure a smooth flow to the proceedings. His enthusiastic and agreeable personality is a bonus. My highest recommendation.
Janet Afano – 5 stars:
DJ Derek worked at our annual fundraising event. He kept the event running smoothly and helped us raise more funds with his skills at the silent and live auctions by actively yet professionally guided people to donate more funds. DJ Derek exemplifies the rare combination of fun and professionalism!
Jeff and Dena Mayette - 5 stars:
We can't begin to tell you how happy we were with how everything turned out. The music was perfect as well as your timing. Everyone complimented US on what a great DJ you were. So I wanted to pass it on to you. Everyone had a great time and it was everything we hoped it would be. I have already passed your name on twice and will continue to rave about what a wonderful job you did. Derek, thank you for being so easy to work with. It was a pleasure and we hope to run into you in the future.
J and Mandy Sorensen – 5 stars:
Hi Derek- Thank you for doing such a fantastic job as master of ceremony. We really appreciate the effort you put into all that you did that night; from the songs that you played to helping the photographers with coordinating pictures later in the night and especially the extra time that you put in to making our wedding truly feel like a celebration. We plan on sending you a formal letter of thanks, but we wanted to let you know how much we appreciate everything you did on our wedding night. Thanks again.
Irina Masopust – 5 stars:
Derek DJ-ed at our wedding and I have been to several events with him as the DJ. He is wonderful to work with, very accommodating, and tons of fun.
Annabelle Schifferdecker – 5 stars:
You were absolutely wonderful. Everyone was talking about how well you read the crowd and how much fun they had. I would be more than happy to write a review for you. I had so much fun, it went by so fast and I wish I could do it all over again. Thank you again for being so awesome! I hope you have a great night!
Mary-Lou C. – 5 stars:
Derek was the DJ at my daughter's Sweet 16 party. He was very professional, the sound was high quality. My daughter was able to give Derek a list of songs before the event which she wanted him to play. This worked out perfectly. We were very pleased and would highly recommend Derek's DJ services.
Jeremy Welsh – 5 stars:
Derek worked with us every step of the way, got our best ideas on paper, and then executed fantastically at our wedding. Plenty family members complimented me on the music at the wedding. A+!
Krissy D. – 5 stars:
Derek was awesome! He met with us multiple times, played exactly what we wanted, and our guests loved his personality. One of my friends booked him for their wedding right after attending ours! We have no complaints!
Nikki Travaligno – 5 stars:
We hired Derek to DJ our fundraiser and he really took it to the next level. We received some last minute prizes and he ran with it and began auctioning them off to the highest bidder and really got the crowd excited. You know that you hired the right DJ when your guests comment on how much fun they had and "where did you find the DJ?...He was amazing!".
Kathy Warner – 5 stars:
For our Wedding in 2007, DJ Derek met with us prior to our event to know what our needs were and what type of entertainment we wanted for our special day. When the day came, everything was great. He knew our style of music and played all of our requests. He made the night fun and enjoyable! Can't thank him enough!
Marvin McNeil – 5 stars:
All of my experiences with DJ Derek have been outstanding! DJ Derek is very professional, personable, and knowledgeable about not only music, but about what it takes to create an exciting event. I have watched his work over many years and he is always top notch. We were fortunate to be able to hire DJ Derek for our wedding reception and it was the "icing on the cake"! We just turned the party over to him and he made sure all of our guests had the time of their lives! I highly recommend DJ Derek for your next event!!