Live Oak DJ

Live Oak DJ

Austin, TX
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4.9
out of 5.0
Quality of Service
4.9
Responsiveness
5.0
Professionalism
5.0
Value
4.9
Flexibility
5.0
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6 Reviews
Recently Married
5.0

Absolutely in love with Jonathan. Captured every moment with song that we wanted, kept the party going, and was fantastic to work with. Could not have asked for a more fun and personal guy. Highly recommend if you're in the Austin area!!!

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3 Reviews
Recently Married
5.0

DJ Mike was amazing. He was thorough, professional, and really knew his stuff. We had several folks at our wedding who are involved in the music business, and they were very impressed at how well Mike matched the music to the mood and changing tempo of the evening.

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5.0

We had DJ Mike for our wedding and he was awesome. He was extremely professional and always very responsive with email. He made sure to play everything we asked him to play and nothing we didn't want, and he was just great at reading the crowd. I would have felt comfortable even if we had had no requests at all. Definitely worth it to have him. Thanks Mike!

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5.0

We found David Miranda through Live Oak DJ and we are so glad that we decided to hire him for our wedding! He met with us several times to go over the music choices and timeline and his service was fantastic. David mixed in our favorite songs and the mood was just right for the ceremony, cocktail, and dinner. Our guests had so much fun dancing until the very last song. He really made our big night memorable! Thank you!!

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4.7

We loved Mike and so did our guests. He was very nice and very profeesional

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5.0

Larry Page of Live Oak DJ was incredibly professional, knowledgeable about the sound system and technology, and easy to interact with. I would highly recommend him for any gathering that required music of any type. Larry has a great personality and is definitely a people person! My husband and I are so glad Larry put our music together for our small, intimate wedding ceremony!

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5.0

Mike was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. He was extremely flexible about meeting times and locations, and was sensitive to our competing priorities as the wedding date arrived. He had any song you can think of, and was willing to download all of our requests. We had a few unique ideas about the song list, and he was amenable to all of them.

On the day itself, Mike was a rock star. He handled all of the announcements and emcee responsibilities very professionally, and came to us to make sure we were okay with any requests from guests. The dance floor was full the entire night, over-flowing at times, and Mike made sure the party kept going from start to finish.

In terms of pricing, you won't find a better value. Mike took care of our cocktail hour at a reduced rate compared to the reception, and also handled our uplighting at the cheapest price we found.

Thanks Mike for helping to make our wedding such a fun night for us and our guests!

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5.0

DJ Bradley was AMAZING!! He was genuinely interested in the grooms and my musical styles and played all of our favorite songs. He was very flexible especially with price. He was able to adjust his rate with what we needed him for (4 hour long reception).

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5.0

We hired DJ Mike Marischen for our wedding and couldn't be more pleased! Music is what we cared about the most as we wanted our guests to let loose and have a good time that evening.

We had several phone and skype meetings with Mike leading up to our big day. He was always organized and made us feel like we were his only client. We wanted an eclectic mix of 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, country and even current hits and he seamlessly tied every song together. Earlier in the night he started with music that he knew the older crowd would enjoy while the younger generations were at the bar. When our friends were ready to move to the dance floor, Mike effortlessly switched up the music and we stayed dancing the rest of the night. I've been to many weddings where the music either makes or breaks the reception and DJ Mike helped us have the party we always wanted. He guided us on our ideas and was honest on what would and probably wouldn't work. He even did a beautiful job editing our first dance song to take out a long instrumental piece. And quickly switched the version of the mother-son dance at the groom's request.

DJ Mike was also incredibly responsive and professional in all of our communications. At the end of each meeting he told us the exact "next steps" and would always send follow up emails as reminders of what information he still needed from us. One of our concerns early on was having a DJ that was too vocal and he assured us that, unless his client wants him to, he stays off the microphone outside of the major announcements. He was always attentive and confirmed with us that we were happy with requests as long as it made sense at the time. When an immediate family member requested a slow song when the entire crowd was enjoying dancing at a faster pace, he made sure to ask us first since he knew it would change the vibe. I am thrilled we found DJ Mike Marischen -- his work ethic is incredible and he made our reception one we (and our guests!) will never forget

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4.9

DJ Larry Page was a pleasure to work with in planning the music and lighting for my daughter's wedding. DJ Larry is professional, upbeat, listens to suggestions, and really knows how to appeal to the crowd at hand. He is ethical and honest, and always does what he says he is going to do. DJ Larry worked well with the wedding planner and the facility staff as well. DJ Larry comes highly recommended by our entire family! Way to go Larry!

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7 Reviews
Recently Married
5.0

Mike Marischen from Live Oak DJ is hands down the best! We found Mike through one of my friends who had gotten married in Austin. He came highly recommended and definitely lived up to his reputation. From our initial meeting Mike was great to work with. He is extremely down to earth and professional.

Live Oak's online system where you can choose songs was very helpful. It gave Mike a feel for our taste before our second meeting. He met with my husband and I for over an hour and a half to make sure he understood our vision. You can tell he is passionate about music and it shows. He recommended some great bands (which I now listen to after the fact haha). He helped us pick out songs for special dances and even edited them for us!

The day of the wedding Mike arrived wayyyy early to set up, meet and greet some of the guests and was available for our ceremony if needed. He stuck to our tentative schedule and was able to really read the crowd and adjust music selections as needed. Throughout the night he communicated with us to ensure everything was going well.

I couldn't have been more pleased with our DJ. Mike was wonderful and I highly recommend him!! Our guests keep raving about how great our DJ was.

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4.9

This review is specifically for DJ Ray of Live Oak DJ. He was great! He kept the music flowing all night, made announcements at the appropriate times, was very professional, and did a great job of setting up the up lights we requested to boot. He responded to all of our emails and requests leading up to the wedding, and he really stuck to our no play list (despite the complaints of our older relatives). Live Oak was a great company to work with overall (they also did our photo booth and lighting) and I recommend them, especially because they are kind of a one stop shop.

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5.0

AMAZING. We had DJ Mike for our wedding and he was AWESOME. He was so much fun to work with in the weeks leading up to it, he had awesome recommendations, and really took time to know what we wanted. He had a great balance of listening to our wishes and making recommendations. He read the crowd and kept the dance floor full the entire time! He went above and beyond to set up speakers all over- we had him for our ceremony and reception- so there was music inside and outside. He was super professional, on time (early, even!), awesome on the microphone to introduce us (but not on it much else, didn't try to 'entertain' or overuse it), very flexible, and a genuinely good guy who wanted to make our day as special and as fun as possible. HIGHLY recommend!

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Jaci
3 Reviews
12/31/2013
5.0

DJ Sean Alan was worth every dollar!! Our wedding was in Austin but we live in Houston so didn't have a chance to meet before the wedding. Sean came to our venue after our rehearsal so we could meet and he could get a feel for what we liked. He asked us a few questions and totally got what we wanted! No one left the dance floor the entire night and he is seriously the NICEST person ever. He was there to help with everything, and answered every email immediately. You won't regret hiring Sean and will seriously love him!!

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Kimberly
9 Reviews
10/20/2013
4.0

I struggled with maybe not leaving a review because I didn't want to say anything not nice about our DJ. Maybe I should have been more clear with our music tastes- although we spent hours and hours filling out our "love it" and "like it" playlists and I think maybe we just have very picky music tastes. This is not to say that our guests didn't have fun- he did get our ceremony and specific songs like first dance, cake cutting, etc correct... it just seems like when it was time to play anything else - he had that "I know what the crowd wants" approach, as my Maid of Honor says. We didn't want your typical wedding music. DJ Ray was super nice, super laid back and a really good guy. Our guests were happy, but I would have wanted a little more unique song choices. Good company, nice guy... just not everything we were hoping for.

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10 Reviews
10/19/2013
5.0

Mike Marischen from Live Oak DJ did a phenomenal job with the sound for our ceremony and reception! We interviewed DJ's from four companies and Mike was the most down-to-earth, easy to talk to, and clearly passionate about providing "perfect" service to give your wedding the sound you want it to have. He was also one of the lower prices (albeit all within a similar range) for what we needed. Our event was entirely outdoors and the venue already had a lot of string lights so we really only used him for sound services - no additional lighting was needed.

For the ceremony, the sound was always clear and at just the right volume. He had wireless mics for the officiant and groom and a standing mic for readers. I'm not actually sure where the speakers were because I never noticed them on the day and haven't spotted them in any photos so his setup was kept out of the way, but in such a way that it was still effective!

We used Live Oak's online system (super easy) to tell him what we definitely wanted played, what we liked but didn't require to be played, and what we absolutely did not want played. The music he played was exactly what we were going for, the energy level was always appropriate for what was going on, and the transitions throughout the night always felt easy - never jarring as we've experienced at other events. Mike only made the announcements we requested and was very professional. Per our request, when more than one person requested a song from our do-not-play list, he checked with us before playing it. We had multiple people request a list of the songs that were played and comment how fantastic the music was all night!

With Mike, we got exactly what we were looking for - an easygoing DJ who went perfectly with the flow, understood our varied musical taste, and enhanced the experience of our wedding by being a part of the event rather than someone who was in the spotlight/running the show. We highly recommend Mike from Live Oak DJ!

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