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We were recommended Fred Pappalardo by both our photographer and JP, and were very lucky to have Fred's partner, Clark Sillery, as our DJ. Clark was very responsive and easy to work with. We do not live locally, so we were able to conduct all meetings over the phone.
We had a very specific idea of what music we wanted to play at our wedding, and Clark absolutely delivered. Many guests complimented the music at our wedding, and though we had personally crafted the play list. He also played the music at a good volume, particularly during dinner, so that our guests could enjoy the music but still mingle and have conversations. We really appreciated that.
Clark was an excellent DJ, and we are extremely pleased with how wonderfully he handled our music. We absolutely recommend him!
James was our DJ for our New Years Eve wedding and he was absolutely incredible! I couldn't even count how many compliments I received on the DJ and the music and have already given his information to multiple people who attended. My husband and I were amazed at the people on the dance floor, people who said they "never dance at weddings". Everyone was on the dance floor all night and the energy was amazing. We will highly recommend him to any friends or family hosting an event! We were SO happy!!
We got married at the Red Barn at Outlook in S. Berwick, Maine and DJ Fred was AWESOME. I cannot say enough good things. He played a wide variety of music that kept our guests dancing ALL.NIGHT.LONG. (which was exactly what we had requested!!!). We had SO many compliments from guests about both his music and the uplighting he provided for us. He followed our list of "do not plays", played a lot of the songs we suggested (we gave him examples of songs we liked ahead of time), and was totally able to read the crowd. He was great with taking requests and you could tell he was having an absolute blast (without too much microphone talking!). He was enthusiastic, easy going, and knew exactly what he was doing. People were talking all night and the next day (and next week!) about how much fun they had...thanks to DJ Fred!!!
Fred responded immediately with both a phone call and an email with a description of his services/costs/etc. We met him at his home and he was such a pleasure to work with. He let us experiment with some different uplighting and helped us to pick exactly the perfect color/feel to go with our venue. When we met to discuss ceremony music, he was able to give opinions/suggestions (since we didn't have a clear idea what we wanted), but ultimately let us pick what we wanted. He really catered to our interests/likes/dislikes and was ready to give advice (for example, he advised us that cutting the cake was an important part of the wedding--we are SO glad he convinced us not to let this special moment pass by). He was so patient with us as we changed our minds several times after our "final meeting" in terms of the way people were being introduced after cocktail hour and adding an extra hour onto our reception.
I would recommend Fred to anyone interested in having a wedding with awesome music, lots of dancing, and a great time. :-)
When my Wife and I got engaged, our closest friends quickly told us to book DJ "Fred" for our wedding. From the moment we met Fred, we knew we had found our DJ. He was professional, personable, flexible, and had a charisma to him like none other. Two weeks before our wedding, we again met with Fred to go over our wedding ceremony songs, first dance songs, etc. Fred assured us that when it came time for the dancing to start, he would keep the place hopping all night long. And he delivered! Just before our wedding intros started, Fred approached my wife and I and had an amazing idea. Knowing us to be Die hard Bruins Fans. It was a huge hit for our Boston based families! For our wedding of 180 guests, from ages 21-80, Fred played the perfect song sets to keep everyone on the dance floor. We could not believe how amazing of a job he did. Our family and friends raved the next morning about how great the music was that Fred had played. Thank you so much Fred, you made our wedding night perfect!!!
My husband and I first met Fred long before our wedding. He not only welcomed us into his home, but allowed us to play with his dog. Leading up to our wedding, he was responsive to any and all emails, even telling us that he wanted us to feel like his only clients (which he did!). At our wedding, he had the dance floor packed all night. Our guests loved him and could not give us enough positive feedback on their experience.
James was the DJ for our wedding and his service went above and beyond what we expected. He was great communicating and answer questions before the day as well as helping us along during the event. He helped us keep the day flowing in the manner we wanted. All in all great job by James.
Fred did an awesome job for our wedding reception! The quiet music during dinner was perfect, Fred kept us on a great schedule, and everyone loved dancing after. It was nice to not have to worry about picking specific songs, Fred did great with suggestions and taking requests. The lights were a terrific addition to the reception location and put our guests in a party mood all night! We highly recommend Fred, he was easy to work with and definitely knows his music!
We had Fred DJ our wedding at the Dockside in York Harbor on September 28, and we cannot speak highly enough of his work! He was brilliant, not only accommodating certain specific requests into his set but also last moment requests on the night. On top of this, he produced a brilliant set that he’d undoubtedly put a lot of thought into, and was clearly instinctive of the room itself, getting it right every time to keep our party going! He was obviously enjoying himself and it resonated with everyone else enjoying themselves. Fred was recommended to us and we would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to have a great evening!! Beyond our wedding Fred was always responsive with emails and even met up with my wife and I much earlier than he normally would suggest given that I was visiting from the UK (when I’m from), back in May. Thank you Fred, we’d certainly want to book you again in the future!
James was the DJ for our recent wedding and the service he provided was extremely professional. Right from the moment we booked him the service was excellent and extremely professional. We certainly needed as much help as we could get as we had so many other arrangements going on and thankfully James made the whole process very easy for us. Everything was planned for the day well before and on the day everything went exactly as we had expected. James provided the music for the ceremony, then moved to the cocktail hour at another area of the venue and then to the dining room for the reception. The music for all sections of the day was perfect. He also MC'd the ceremony for us and assisted us in making decisions throughout the night. I would highly recommend his services for any event. Thanks so much James, you helped in making our special day so perfect.
Fred was awesome! Always professional and very helpful if you're having trouble picking songs..and my crowd didn't stop dancing all night! He played a great mix of songs and everything was as we discussed, no surprises..except at the end when we thought it was time for the last song he played four great songs and had the whole wedding out there singing and dancing! Thank you!
We had James as the DJ for our wedding. He did a great job! He was completely flexible and accommodating to all of our requests, and he was very thorough in checking in with us multiple times before the wedding to make sure that we were going to get exactly what we wanted.
On the wedding night, he did a great job as the MC. We even had a little mishap with someone getting hurt on the dance floor. He was very quick about getting information out to everyone about what was going on, adjusted on the fly, and he got everyone back to having a good time as soon as everything was taken care of.
I would highly recommend James - the service was great, he was very nice, and we had a blast!
We can't say enough good things about working with Fred for our wedding! He somehow found the perfect balance of being flexible in working with our music selections and desired ambiance, but confident enough to give us direction and help structure the logistics of our day. Living in the Midwest Fred allowed us to handle a lot of details over the phone or online, but was also able to fit us into his schedule when we made a quick, last minute, and very busy trip to Maine.
On the wedding day all of the work we did with Fred faded into the background, and we were able to sit back and enjoy the special time with our guests. He took the reigns, knowing exactly what we did and didn't want, and we didn't have to think about anything.
Our family and friends have hosted and attended many of weddings, but the resounding compliment of the night was this was the most fun anyone has ever had at a wedding. I would LIKE to think that is because we are just such a fun couple, but the truth is that Fred was responsible for that.
The only bad part about working with Fred was when the lights came on and the dancing had to stop, no one wanted the fun to end! We would urge anyone who needs the services of a DJ to consider Fred's company.
We had Fred helping us for our wedding and he was great. He responded to all emails very promptly. We wanted some pretty specific Italian songs and he found what we were looking for. But he really proved his attentiveness during the reception itself. He saw that myself and my wedding party were caught up in conversations when our main course was served, so he called for us to come sit so we could still enjoy our food hot. People who never dance at weddings were on the dance floor. I would recommend him to anyone!
DJ Clark Sillery did an excellent job at our wedding. We sent him a pretty detailed list of songs that we wanted played at different points during our cocktail hour and reception and he worked them all in perfectly. Clark also did a good job of organizing the wedding party for their introduction at the ceremony. He was also willing to stay and play some more mellow music as our guests ate cake and filed out. The dance floor was always busy and I was very happy with Clark's ability to work in the songs we requested. I would fully recommend him for your wedding!
We were lucky enough to meet Fred at a wedding show at the Nonantum Resort. We left the show knowing we were going to hire Fred for our wedding day. He is courteous, friendly, and energetic about what he does. We are happy we did!
Our ceremony was in a different location than our reception. Without blinking an eye Fred told us he could set up at the ceremony site and reception site. Fred came to the ceremony site a couple weeks before the wedding to figure out where he was going to get up his equipment. He sat down with us and went through the questionnaire he had sent us. We talked about music choices, lighting, and details. He was full of knowledge and guidance. Since he has been in the business for so long his suggestions and advice were relevant and helpful.
He set up a speaker and microphone at the ceremony site. He played soft music while the guests were being seated, and our processional and recessional songs. The microphone was great because all the guests were able to hear during the ceremony, which we were worried about because the ocean in the background could be loud.
At the reception site, Fred had set up a wireless speaker outside to play music during cocktail hour. Inside he had his full set up. We had given Fred a list of "special" songs, cake cutting, mother/son, father/daughter, etc. and also a couple suggestions. Fred set up a playlist for the whole night and took suggestions from our guests. It turned out to be a great mix of music and not once was the dance floor empty.
At the end of the night, Fred handed me a CD with all of our special songs on it. It was a such a special and touching gesture!
He was such a pleasure to work with and made it all so easy. I would definitely recommend him to any bride looking for a DJ.
James McNally is FANTASTIC! He is a professional who truly loves his job and takes great pride in his work. He ensured everything went smoothly - above and beyond the music. Prior to my Dad walking me down the aisle, James made sure that I was comfortable and ready to go. He also ensured that we had some much needed food during the reception. Everyone danced the entire reception and had a great time, thanks in large part to James! I would HIGHLY recommend James for any wedding or other event!