73 Reviews for Dave, Joe and James Dionne DJs
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I recently hired Dave for my July 8th 2018 Peaks Island Wedding. After he did a phenomenal job DJing at my brother's wedding several years ago, I knew I needed to call him to book immediately when I got engaged.
I am happy to say that Dave did not disappoint, and was a complete class-act from beginning to end. He impressed me very much when he called several days before the wedding to go over everything with me and double-check name pronunciations. My husband's family is Swedish, so there were some unique names in there, and he introduced everyone perfectly!!
Dave was also very flexible. For example, my dad and I wanted to sing a duet together (rather than dance) as our father daughter moment. Dave was excited to help us make this happen and provided guidance for the appropriate audio. He also provided extra wireless mics, and even went through a sound check with us on the day of to make it perfect. It is a memory we will cherish forever, and we wouldn't have been able to do it without Dave.
Upon request, Dave also took the attention and care to doctor the beginning of my processional song during the ceremony, so that it would be the perfect length for walking in on.
From start to finish, I knew I didn't have to worry about a thing when it came to the music, because Dave was on it. He played the perfect music to keep the party going, for all age generations..I danced the whole night until the very end. He even through some popular Swedish songs in there when they were requested! I would highly recommend Dave for any event-- especially a wedding. You won't regret it!!
Marcel was fantastic!
Not just a DJ, but a complete master of the entire ceremony, a scheduler and organizer. The bride and groom had just complete confidence, nothing to worry about from the start of the wedding ceremony to the last dance. He was so organized ahead of time, and integrated music that related to different segments of the guests. He orchestrated the order of service, the timing of the entry, the toasts, announcements, the outdoor readings, and a surprise piano performance by the bride. Mixed the music to get Jess’ 84-year-old grandparents and her college friends dancing. Great, high energy to the night. Background music during cocktails and reception that set a theme, but didn’t overwhelm conversation. He also held to a veto list that the bride wanted to avoid (sorry, no line dances & no ABBA). Great experience. So glad we worked with Marcel.
They kept the party and fun going. The music selection was awesome and our guests had the best time!
Dave was incredible - our dance floor was literally packed the entire night! He was amazing and we loved him!
Joe was very easy to work with and was very professional. He did an amazing job keeping people on the dance floor the entire night He was able to feel out the crowd and their likes very quickly. He kept to the timeline and helped other vendors do the same. He was very up beat. I would highly recommend him to everyone.
We were beyond pleased with Marcel's services at our wedding. He kept everything moving smoothly without rushing anything, he kept us updated on what was going on without being intrusive, he played exactly the kind of music we were looking for, and he kept the energy, dancing, and all around good vibes going all night. Everyone there had a fabulous time, a lot of people said it was the best wedding they've ever gone to - and Marcel was a big part of making that happen.
A friend of mine recommended Marcel, so I was sure he would do a good job - but he vastly exceeded my expectations. Basically, he was phenomenal. I would recommend Marcel without hesitation.
My husband and I planned our wedding in Phippsburg, ME from our home south of Boston, MA. We were a little worried because we had never met Dave in person before the big day. We had nothing to worry about! Dave was on point - he was professional, extremely responsive and very easy to work with. Dave made me feel like he had everything under control (which he definitely did!), and instilled confidence in me during the final days of planning. Everyone had a blast on the dance floor and Dave was awesome. I would definitely recommend his team!!!
We hired Dave for our wedding in July at Sunday River in Newry Maine. He was wonderful! We got a lot of great compliments on the music selection. Dave was very flexible as our party wanted to keep going an hour after we originally planned to end our reception. He always responded to emails and was very kind! He did our ceremony music, cocktail hour and the whole reception. Would highly recommend.
We worked with Marcel for our wedding, and he did a stellar job. Our venue required him to set up in four separate areas for the ceremony, dinner, dancing, and cocktail hour, and everything was seamless. Including live musicians and our officiant in an outdoor ceremony setting, not easy to make sound good and he did great!! His announcing was excellent, and music choice perfectly combined our requested moods and artists with complementary music that he chose. Everyone was dancing at the reception, and there was an excellent variety of music. He took requests from our guests, and checked in with my husband and I frequently throughout the night to make sure we were aware of the flow and pacing he was facilitating. We would recommend him in a heartbeat! Thank you Marcel!!
My wife already wrote a review for Marcel, but I felt that he did such a great job he needed 2 reviews!
Marcel and his son did an outstanding job working with us through out the evening. Marcel checked in when needed, kept everything moving from ceremony through dinner to the reception, and nailed the music. The music selection was a great combination of requests from guests and Marcel's own carefully curated playlists. We had originally requested different hours than what we actually needed(miscommunication on our part), and Marcel checked in with us several times during the reception and allowed us to extend his time with us right then and there since everyone was enjoying themselves so much. I highly recommend using him.
Dave did a great job getting people of all ages onto the dance floor and keeping people dancing. He was professional and kept all the planned events on track (first dance, parent dance, cake cutting). He also mixed in a few slow songs during the night which was a nice surprise.
Dave played great music at our wedding and had our guests dancing all day long. He was very responsive to our questions and requests.
Dave was one of the main reasons our wedding was such a success! We put "DJ Choice" for about every song, and it was the best decision we could have made! He had every guest dancing, up until the last song. The selection was superb, and he was such a professional. Couldn't have asked for a better DJ.
Joe kept the party going at our October 2016 Hardy Farm wedding. We had such a blast dancing on our wedding night, thanks to Joe. I mostly communicated with Dave leading up to the event and he was always very helpful and responsive. Joe and I checked in closer to the wedding day. He was very flexible, paid attention to details and was able to accommodate requests throughout the night. Thanks Joe!
Unbelievable DJ! Dave is so top notch. He was extremely professional and organized - and kept our wedding guests dancing all night! His experience kept the night flowing so smoothly. I couldn't recommend his services enough. We were very lucky to have Dave as our DJ! Thanks Dave!
Dave was fantastic!! He knew what to play, and when to play it! He incorporated some of the songs that we had requested and everything was extremely smooth.. he was very friendly and professional. He sure did get the party started! We recommend Dave and his company to anyone looking to have a good time!
Joe was very professional, and not at all cheesy (which was a trait we had seen in numerous DJs at other weddings we had been to, and something we wanted to avoid). He was also very accommodating of following our "do not play" list, and trying to fit in the many many song requests both we had as the wedding couple, and that our guests had submitted. He seemed to be able to read the crowd well, and make sure to play songs that would keep both the 20somethings and 50+ crowd on the dance floor. He also was accommodating in mixing both a slow and fast song for the father/daughter dance, and in splicing a techno song for our bride/groom entry. Overall, we would recommend Dionne Entertainment to anyone looking for a wedding DJ in the Portland area.
We used DJ Paul for our wedding. Paul was amazing. We had numerous emails back and forth and he was always very responsive and accommodating to our needs. He met with us before the wedding to go over everything, and was in touch days before the wedding. During our ceremony and reception, he was very professional and fun! He played the music we asked him to play, and did not play things on our "do not play list". We were also running behind a bit during our reception, so he helped us rearrange some things to keep the party flowing. We were sad the party had to end!
When we were deciding on our wedding date, there were two factors we were taking into consideration - is our venue available, and is Joe Dionne available to DJ! He was the DJ at our close friend's wedding, and we just loved how he was fun (without being too "look-at-me"), organized, accommodating, etc. - he knew how to read the crowd, and he is absolutely a professional. When it came to wedding DJs, we knew we wanted someone who knew what they were doing, but also would be willing to use our input for music requests, etc. as guidance. Joe was that perfect combination.
My husband and I LOVED working with Dave Dionne for our wedding last week. He covered all the bases, was on time for the wedding, and even brought sound equipment for some of our friends who did some music for the ceremony. He was not an overbearing presence but stepped in when he was needed. I was very happy with our decsision to chose DJ Dave!
I am overwhelmed with how amazing Dave Dionne did at our wedding!! Upon first meeting him, and checking out his accomplishments, I almost thought he was kidding with how much he has done. He absolutely was not! I was semi-late to the ceremony, but I heard he handled the processional very well with keeping the song going! He played every single song I requested and kept our guests dancing all night long! I couldn't have asked for a better DJ! I highly recommend him to anyone looking for entertainment for any event! Amazing!
Dave was flexible in his availability and we actually hired him for a total of 10.5 hours for our ceremony and reception. He was great to interact with and made sure that all of our planning went smoothly and accommodated to all of our requests. In no small part he helped make our wedding into a great event.
One quality that ranked high in importance for me was the DJ's voice. I wanted a DJ with good voice inflection and tone and Dave delivered on this front with his many years as a radio show host. Would definitely give him an A+ all around and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a fantastic DJ for their wedding!
We had James last night as our DJ for our wedding reception, and he was honestly so fantastic. I wasn't nervous at all about the music, as I had provided some requests between my now husband and I, and he was able to work those songs in as well as his own jams. We had a restriction that we couldn't play loud music until 9pm as the restaurant downstairs wasn't yet closed, and he worked with it. It sounds so cliche, but he was just great. He kept me informed as to what was coming next and when it was coming, he maintained a smooth flow and transitions, and it was almost like he was a guest rather than strictly our DJ. I would recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat. In addition to just him as a DJ, I was in communication many times with Dave to organize everything, and it was such a breeze. I live about an hour and some change away from their location, and I did everything through emails and phone calls, and it was probably the least stressful part of our wedding planning.
I was worried about going with an apprentice DJ since music is such an integral part of a wedding. For this reason I created a pretty extensive playlist which James did a great job of working with. His transitions were seamless, he did a great job quickly playing requests from our guests (even very off the beaten path song requests). We specifically asked for minimal MCing, which he respected. He communicated well to keep the flow and keep our guests dancing! He even brought his own lighting, which we weren't expecting and really helped set the scene for dancing.
I was a little hesitant at first to hire a less experienced DJ but James did such an amazing job with our wedding I am so glad we went with him! We met with him beforehand and gave him an idea of the genre's we were interested in and I provided a song list that he did a good job of covering. Also, he took our "do not play" list into consideration when people were requesting songs and even let me know at the reception that several people had requested the same song on my "absolutely not list". I ended up caving in and allowed him to play it (ughh: Cupid Shuffle) but it made our guests happy so it was worth it. His MC service was great and he moved the night along without us needing to remember a thing. We are very happy with his service!