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Big Fish Music Productions is a wedding DJ and entertainment specialist operating out of Chicago, Illinois. James Traut, the owner of the business, is an enthusiastic professional that loves adding an energetic atmosphere to celebratory occasions through music. He opened Big Fish Music Productions in 2009 after filling in as the DJ at his friend’s wedding. Since then, James has performed at hundreds of events, making him an experienced individual with a lot to offer his clients.

Services Offered

Big Fish Music Productions aims to exceed expectations from beginning to end. James offers consultation sessions to give couples the opportunity to express their vision, down to the finest of details. Once the big picture is laid out, this expert suggests an array of services to match their needs and budget. From tailored playlists to a do-not-play list, James is committed to producing the perfect soundtrack. Enhancement services are also available and include, but are not limited to:

  • Lighting
  • Photo booths
  • DVD slideshows

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for wedding DJ services?


What is included in the starting price?

Sound/PA System

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

Sound/PA System

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What music genres do you specialize in?

Hip Hop
Top 40

What services do you offer?

Do-Not-Play List
Liability Insurance
One Event Per Day
Video Projection

What additional equipment do you offer?

Flat Screen
Sound/PA System
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Reviews of Big Fish Music Productions

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Leigh A. Sent on 02/05/2023
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Simply the best.

Best DJ, lights, Photo Booth, dance floor was full and jamming the entire night. Total class act, kept things running smoothly, and was very professional. Everyone said it was the best wedding they’d ever been to, and we think having the best DJ who made it super fun played a huge part in that! We love Big Fish Music Productions!! ❤️
Tara K. Sent on 05/06/2021
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AMAZING- Highly Recommend!

I couldn’t have asked for a better DJ who honestly has become a friend! Communication was AMAZING. Having a COVID wedding was a bit stressful. We had to postpone our wedding, had lots of questions and concerns, and let me tell you.... Big Fish was WONDERFUL!!! They were so accommodating and just the best. My wedding night was the BEST ever! Everyone had such an amazing time. DEFINITELY recommend!!!!
Stephanie S. Sent on 05/17/2021
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The BEST Dj!!!

James was INCREDIBLE to work with! He was extremely flexible and supportive during the COVID changes. He made sure to listen to what and what we didn't want. And the photo booth he set up was SOO much fun! I would recommend him to anyone looking for a fun, accommodating DJ!!
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Leigh & Paul
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