DJ for a Wedding

Archived Q&A and Reviews


June 2007

Re: Outdoor wedding on a budget
DJ: I'd recommend Spintronix (eric [at] spintronix.com) who did our wedding last June. He also does wedding coordination if you need a coordinator (which was so helpful, it allowed me to have much fun on my wedding day). Congratulations and good luck planning! patricia


October 2005

Re: DJ, Photographer, Videographer For Wedding
For a DJ or band I recommend the Floorshakers. You can contact them thru their website www.thefloorshakers.com Doug Mascardo the lead guitar player also has a DJ service. Ali


We used Aaron Texeira of A Perfect Impression for our DJ a few years ago. We liked his service, very professional, played what we wanted, had a good feel for the crowd. We interviewed four or so DJ's and liked him best. http://www.aperfectimpression.com/contact.html


April 2002

I'm hoping someone can help me out. My sister is getting married in July and is looking for a DJ for the reception. They are both musicians and care a great deal about the music for the reception, but can't afford a live band. They really want someone who will just play the music they want, and not schmooze, act as master of ceremonies or insist he knows best what they need. I have yet to find a DJ that is willing to stay out of the spotlight -- do you know one?


We had a guy named Jim Puser (Poo-jer) DJ our wedding. The name of his business is Sonnix. This was 12 years ago, but I'm pretty sure he's still doing it. He was EXCELLENT. A total non-schmoozer with an amazing CD collection. We gave him a list and he did exactly what we wanted. Highly recommended. Has done some friends weddings and they were very happy too. Dont' have a phone number or website, but if he's still in business, I'm sure you can find it (he used to be in Berkeley). Good luck! hilary Note from Myriam Puser, Jim 510-548-3181 1295 Campus Dr Berkeley From: http://www.gy.com/biz/711130/510.htm


We had the same issue for our wedding. We decided to have our own cds made with our favorite songs. It took awhile to compile a list but we did and passed it to a friend who has a cd burner. He was able to get the music online. We had 4 cds with our first dance, parents dance, money dance, etc. songs on the first in order and then the others had the rest all mixed. He had a computer program that did the mixing. We even gave out cds as favors. If you don't have access or know someone with the same kind of access, maybe check with some of the djs you are calling and ask if they could make a mix with your requested songs and just play them at the wedding. We just had a friend be in charge of changing the cds. It was very simple. Anon


We used Dave Tutton (''DJ the Maestro'') for our wedding and he was fabulous! He DJs at several clubs in SF and does at least a wedding a two a month. Most of my family members have used him for weddings and other parties as well. He met with us to understand the type of music we liked to dance to, eat to, etc. Really easy to work with and very dependable. He lives in SF on Filbert St and can be reached at 415.474.9283. Angie


I used a fellow by the name of Reid Whatley. He has a web site http://www.misterspin.com/. I have to say, he really made our wedding. He wasn't overbearing, insipid or jerky in any way. I really didn't know what I was doing, but a girl friend of mine used to be a caterer and she had attended lots of weddings. She said he was the only one she would strongly recommend. In the past two years I've been to my share of weddings, and I have to say that Reid was far and above better than any of the other DJs I've seen. Good luck, p.s. Feel free to email me if you have further questions. Susan


My wife and I were in the same situation--wanting a DJ who would play what we wanted (not Celebration and YMCA, etc.), who would not be the center of attention, etc. We used a gentleman by the name of Al Flanagan, 510-741-8220 (based out of Pinole, I think), and we just loved him. The first thing he told us, completely unprompted, was that he was interested in playing music, not in being an obnoxious loudmouth wedding DJ. He knows a ton about lots of different kinds of music (used to host a radio show), listened very carefully to what type of atmosphere we wanted for our reception, and really respected what we wanted. Once he understood what we wanted, he asked if we could give him some leeway to play music that he picked out. We let him do it, and we were delighted. Everyone from the 20 somethings to the 80 somethings loved the music. I recommend him very very highly. Good luck! Michael


I know just the DJ for you. Jamie Robbers of Pure Sound DJs (http://www.puresounddjs.com/; 800 870-0073) DJed my wedding in 1999 and my friend's wedding in 2000. She is great--she'll play what you want and not schmooze. She is happy to stay out of the spotlight if that's what you prefer. Nomi

[Dec 2003 update: website for Jamie M. Robbers, Pure Sound is http://www.puresoundpro.com and contact phone is Toll Free 866-Jamie13 or (510) 276 8897]


We also used Al Flanagan and were really happy with him. This was nearly 7 years ago now. We were in a terrible situation where our original DJ's son was murdered three days before our wedding and of course, had to cancel. We scrambled and found Al Flanagan, to whom we faxed a list of songs we wanted to be played. We were very lucky to get him on such short notice, and he did a really great job and did exactly what we asked him to do. Lori In regards to a previous recommendation: DJ Al Flanagan , his contact number is 741-8220. Looking for a wedding DJ


May I second (or third) the recommendation for Al Flanagan. He did my wedding 5 years ago and I can't count the number of guests who commented on how great he was. He has a vast selection of music, great knowledge of many styles, and is not a ham or an emcee type who will spend half the reception on the mike--he just plays what you want, and will take up the microphone to make announcements as necessary. I really can't recommend him highly enough. Virginia