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AMPLIFY embraces the love and excitement of life's epic celebrations, offering wedding DJ services in Florida (Tallahassee, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Orlando, Tampa), Georgia (Atlanta, Thomasville, Savannah) and Utah (Park City, Salt Lake City, and Provo. Weddings are particularly special events, so this team has decided to make it their specialty, getting to know couples and their vision for the wedding day. They offer DJs, live music, lighting, dance floors, photo booths, and more for weddings in Florida, Georgia, Utah, and beyond -- yes, they do destination weddings as well!

Experience

Founder Nate Long launched AMPLIFY in 2006 with the intent of building personalized experiences and playlists coupled with a high-energy and fun vibe that used to be reserved for live bands. Since then, Nate and his team have delivered excellent customer service to couples, from initial consultations and contract signings to the big day itself, focusing on every detail big or small. This DJ company customizes its services according to the unique personalities of each couple they work with in unique ways to create unforgettable weddings and events.

Services Offered

To simplify your planning journey, this team offers cohesive package options for all of your entertainment needs. Nate and his team of personable, detail-oriented DJs can provide MC services and several of their entertainers also speak Spanish. Throughout the reception, you and your loved ones will be able to make song requests through your phones for a seamless experience. If you鈥檙e dreaming of a live violinist, full-string quartet, or anything in between, this business has you covered. They are happy to provide background music for ceremonies and cocktail hours in addition to lively reception setlists. The team can also supply dance floors of various styles to fit your venue鈥檚 atmosphere. Additional event items such as photo booths, uplighting, monogram lighting, and more are also offered. To begin your adventure to an epic wedding day, Nate invites you to meet with him for a complimentary consultation to ask questions and learn more about what partnering with AMPLIFY for your wedding day would look like.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the starting price?

Consultation
MC
Microphones
Travel Expenses
Sound/PA System

What is included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Consultation
Sound/PA System
MC
Microphones
Travel Expenses

What music genres do you specialize in?

Christian
Club
Country
Electronic
Hip Hop
Indie
International
Jazz
Oldies
Pop
R&B/Soul
Rock
Top 40
South Asian

What services do you offer?

Bilingual MC
Consultation
Do-Not-Play List
Karaoke
Liability Insurance
MC
One Event Per Day
Video Projection

What additional equipment do you offer?

Flat Screen
Microphones
Photobooth
Projector
Sound/PA System
Uplighting
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Whitley
Whitley Married on 10/31/2020
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Absolutely amazing

I can't even put into words how amazing Nate and this company are! Nate MADE our day! He was so helpful and informative during our planning process. He was sure to answer any questions! He listened to what type of reception vibes and music he wanted! He even customized the timing and how my songs played for our ceremony. LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT OUR RECEPTION! Nate is the BEST DJ I have ever experienced! There was not one moment that the dance floor was empty! He played all the right songs that we wanted and needed! I got so many compliments and how great the music was and how fun the reception was! I give them a 1000000/10! Thank you Nate!!
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Anna M. Married on 07/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amplify goes above and beyond expectations

Amplify went above and beyond our expectations. Throughout the whole wedding planning process, Nate was an excellent communicator. He responded to emails quickly and had lots of great advice. Cory was the DJ we selected for our wedding. She was so amazing! She read the room well and knew when to play upbeat songs and slower songs. We did not have a wedding coordinator and she really stepped up and made sure events went exactly as we wanted to. She was flexible that evening and gave me the opportunity to change my mind on a few things day of. I cannot recommend Amplify enough!
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Mc Musselwhite Married on 07/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing

I could not say better things about Nate at Amplify! He was extremely kind, fun, and professional. Our big day would not have been half as fun without him. He made sure to listen to my exact wants and don'ts and tailored our night to everything we wanted. If you are getting married there is absolutely no one else you want to DJ your wedding! If you want the best wedding reception ever book Nate!!!!
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Team

Nate
Nate
Chief Entertainment Officer

Music has played a defining role in Nate鈥檚 life since at least age three, when he and his brother Mike would beg their parents to play 1812 Overture so they could run around the house and fight battles. There鈥檚 a VHS video somewhere of four-year-old Nate singing at the top of his lungs to Billy Ocean. His dad made mix tapes of 鈥70s and early 鈥80s classic rock and he eventually did the same for his friends and brothers, but in the new era of CD burning. Nate started his DJ career at 16 years old, DJing for his friends and working with his dad, who DJed as a side hobby to pay for his love of music and high-quality speakers.

Around the same time, Nate also started playing bass guitar and formed a rock band with some of his best friends (he would later be a part of three other bands throughout high school and college). As the frontman and lead singer, Nate loved the experience of being on stage and leading a party-hard crowd that danced, bounced, and sang along. Nate DJed his first wedding way back in 2002 when his dad was leaving the industry. He then worked for a few other companies before founding Amplify in 2006 to create a very different kind of DJ company -- one built from the ground up with a focus on attention to every detail, personalized and made fun for each client and all of their guests and bringing the energy of a band to the DJ world.

Over the years, Nate has performed more than a thousand events. His approach to DJing is often described as high-energy, interactive, approachable, genuine and friendly. His experience as both a DJ and a rocker taught him that practically any performance is much more fun and rewarding as a participatory sport rather than a spectator sport. His longest period of straight DJing was for a wedding in Florida that started at noon and -- when no one wanted the night to end -- kept it up for more than 15 hours, finally ending at 3:30 a.m.

He often measures his success as a DJ by how exhausted and drenched in sweat the event guests are at the end of the night. He loves getting that one grandma, whose granddaughter has never seen her bust a move, to dance the night away and have as much fun as the bride herself. While Nate loves every moment of a wedding, from ceremony to send-off, he lives for that moment when he gets to open the dance floor and try to win over a brand new crowd, joining them in creating an evening to remember for his clients and their guests.

Jake
Jake
DJ/MC

What makes Jake stand out as a DJ is his ability to be both detail-oriented and go-with-the-flow. You will notice this common theme among reviews for the 300+ events Jake has DJed. 鈥淓very inch of detail was covered, and everything was perfect.鈥 鈥淛ake never rushed us and made us feel confident the day would go smoothly.鈥 鈥淛ake did such a great job mixing all of the different kinds of music we wanted and did such a good job reading the crowd.鈥 鈥淸He] made things so smooth without all the added stress.鈥 Check out the glowing reviews below to get an idea of how focused Jake is on ensuring each wedding is even better than hoped for.

Jake鈥檚 dream since he was in third grade was to be a rockstar. Since then, he has toured through the entire North American continent performing in Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. He has lived in Central America and speaks fluent Spanish. This experience and knowledge of Hispanic culture and language has made him a particularly popular choice for Spanish-speaking events.

Jake notes that DJing is similar to being on stage. It gets the adrenalin pumping, and the goal is always to make the night unforgettable for every single person in attendance. Jake also fronted pop group Brightside. Having gained the ability from his band to address large crowds and his experience with other cultures, Jake knows how to amplify any kind of event! In all, Jake's priority is to hyper-focus on each client's needs and help keep their wedding stress-free and fun!

Darvon
Darvon
DJ/MC

Darvon first got into music at the age of nine. His first instrument was a violin provided by his elementary school in the fourth grade. A year later, he joined the school choir. Darvon didn't own instruments of his own outside of school. Luckily his amazing mother owned a huge collection of Motown albums, and he has fond memories dancing and singing karaoke in the basement with his family. When he was 14, Darvon started rapping, greatly inspired by Motown legend Eminem, and walked to his local Radio Shack on 8-mile to purchase a desktop microphone and start recording his songs.

Throughout high school, Darvon recorded his raps over other artist instrumentals and rap-battled online. After high school, he was accepted into FAMU and moved to Florida. He continued his rapping career while adding to his musical skillset by adding production and DJing to his repertoire. Greatly inspired by Tallahassee nightlife, he DJed house parties and continued expanding his genre knowledge and it was about that time years back that he joined Amplify.

Darvon has opened for Ying Yang Twins, Ilovemakoneen, Inspecta Deck (Wu-Tang), Mike Jones, and many more artists as an emcee. He still loves music, whether its DJing, producing, or rapping and brings his wide range of music knowledge and experience to any event, from weddings (where his attention to detail is applauded by Amplify clients) to parties.

Professional Network & Endorsements

37 Endorsements
Charlotte Fristoe Photography Charlotte Fristoe Photography Wedding Photographers

Look no further because Amplify Entertainment is the perfect DJ for your wedding! They always keep the dance floor rockin', hand pick each song for each couple so that every wedding is different, and keep the reception right on schedule without anyone feeling rushed. Nate and his team are all professional, incredibly nice, and wonderful to work with. I look forward to seeing them at practically every wedding I photograph!

Love Times Infinity Events Love Times Infinity Events Wedding Planners

Great deejay and very interactive with the crowd. Very easy and fun to work with!

Brittany Morgan Photography Brittany Morgan Photography Wedding Photographers

Nate and the team at Amplify Entertainment are so awesome! Every time they've DJ'd a wedding I've also photographed, they are so helpful and make sure to let me know when the next thing is coming up during the reception- plus they are so awesome at keeping the party going! It's always so much fun to work with Amplify!

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