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I Brandon Tjaden, owner of Great Beginnings Dj Service based out of Gresham and the Portland Metro area have been in the Dj business since I was 12 years old growing up learning from the best Dj'n with my Dad and uncles. For the past 25 years I have established and built my own reputation of quality service & satisfied clients. I am the owner and the Dj of my company which ensures quality and top preformance at every event.

I think I was destined to be a Dj in life as soon as I got my first boom box! As a kid I would record and splice hits off the radio on to cassettes, burn and put together mix CDs to sell them to kids in my middle/high school! I Dj'd my own high school dances and was Dj'n weddings by myself at the age of 16.

Being a wedding Dj it is my goal to create an amazing and unforgettable experience for you and your guests. I believe in creating the perfect mood while being professional, timely, and prepared for any situation. I pride myself on not only playing great music, but also helping with the flow of your event so you can enjoy this special day you are planning. I view my services as more than playing a great mix of music, but also entertaining your guests, maintaining a smooth flow of events, MCing any needs, and providing assistance planning your event. A good mix of these services will help to ensure your event runs smoothly, and that all your guests will have an amazing time they will remember for years to come.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for wedding DJ services?

$2,000

What is included in the starting price?

Consultation
MC
Microphones
Sound/PA System

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$2,000

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

Consultation
Disco Ball
Sound/PA System
MC
Microphones
Travel Expenses

What is the starting price for uplighting?

$1,000

What music genres do you specialize in?

Country
Electronic
Hip Hop
International
Jazz
Oldies
Pop
R&B/Soul
Rock
Top 40

What services do you offer?

Consultation
Do-Not-Play List
Liability Insurance
MC
One Event Per Day

What additional equipment do you offer?

Microphones
Sound/PA System
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Reviews of Great Beginnings Dj Service

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Brandon from Great Beginnings DJ Service receives overwhelmingly positive reviews for his exceptional DJ services at weddings. Reviewers highlight his professionalism, attention to detail, ability to read the room and keep the energy up, seamless performance, and unique ability to tailor music selections. Brandon is commended for making wedding ceremonies and receptions move smoothly, matching the vibe perfectly, exceeding expectations, and ensuring an epic dance party. Clients appreciate his helpfulness, flexibility, communication, and personalized touch which contributed greatly to the success of their events. Many reviewers highly recommend Brandon for any DJ needs, emphasizing his role in creating unforgettable wedding experiences.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Brandon from Great Beginnings DJ Service receives overwhelmingly positive reviews for his exceptional DJ services at weddings. Reviewers highlight his professionalism, attention to detail, ability to read the room and keep the energy up, seamless performance, and unique ability to tailor music selections. Brandon is commended for making wedding ceremonies and receptions move smoothly, matching the vibe perfectly, exceeding expectations, and ensuring an epic dance party. Clients appreciate his helpfulness, flexibility, communication, and personalized touch which contributed greatly to the success of their events. Many reviewers highly recommend Brandon for any DJ needs, emphasizing his role in creating unforgettable wedding experiences.

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Olive P. Sent on 06/14/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The best choice we made - Hireing Great Beginnings DJ Service!

Brandon was so professional. Very organized before the wedding, planning and preparing for DJing 200 people. The time spent preparing, and the little details added into the day was fantastic. When glitches happened with food arriving late, he was such a great diversion, encouraging people to grab a drink, take time to take photos with the bride and groom. Plus, his advice to not focus on the negative (don't announce that the food is late) was so smart. People don't know anything is wrong, until you announce it! I just can't say enough, he was awesome. The dance floor was packed all night too! A great MC controlling the events, and making it fun!
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Lukas Y. Sent on 05/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Great experience, highly recommended

Brandon was great and he made sure our wedding went off without a hitch. He was personable and really good with the crowd, and the extra attention to detail during our toasts was a welcome surprise.
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Alyssa D. Sent on 02/27/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Great DJ!!

I would hire Brandon again! Great communication, very flexible and everything went so smooth. Brandon is very nice and is good at what he does.
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
Persimmon Country Club Persimmon Country Club Country Club Weddings

Amazing Job!! Very Fun!

Lakeside Gardens Lakeside Gardens Banquet Halls

I've experienced a lot of "DJs" at Lakeside Gardens that probably shouldn't be using that title. Brandon was a breath of fresh air! He came early and was setup for both the outside ceremony and indoor reception in plenty of time. To add a fun touch to the dance floor inside he brought moving lights. He played great music and created the prefect party atmosphere - he was even out on the dance floor getting down with the guests at one point! Besides the dance party portion of the evening I would say ANNOUNCEMENTS are almost as important. I can't tell you how many awkward DJs I've experienced when it comes to announcement making. Brandon was professional, clear and loud enough for everyone to hear when important announcements were made to keep the time line flowing along. I would recommend Brandon to my future brides. If you are looking for a FUN and professional DJ give Brandon a call!

Northwest Foto Northwest Foto Wedding Photographers

Brandon with Great Beginnings DJ Service was very relaxed and professional. He listens to what you need for your event and nails it every time. I would highly recommend him for any event you need music and an entertaining voice. Greg (Northwest Foto owner)

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