Eric Hedford (DJ Aquaman) Reviews

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26 Reviews for Eric Hedford (DJ Aquaman)

Recommended by 99% of couples

5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.8

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  • Ariel

    Ariel C. · Married on 11/16/2019

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    Look no further. Book this dj immediately

    Eric was the most incredible DJ we could have asked for. He was so sweet and smart, he met us for coffee a few weeks before our wedding and talked through the entire ceremony with us. The sound during the ceremony was excellent and everyone could hear great even in the back of the room. Once on the dance floor, he killed it again. Every single song was a hit and the party could have gone on for hours longer. We highly recommend Eric.

    Sent on 11/19/2019
  • Lisa

    Lisa · Married on 10/13/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Glowing accolades for a DJ who keeps the dance floor hopping!

    For one of our first dates, my husband and I went to Eric's Soul Stew night at The Good Foot. When we found out that he DJed weddings, we were beyond thrilled and knew immediately we wanted to hire him. Eric was our dream DJ – calm, fun and professional from the ceremony preludes to the closing song of the night (Bill Withers' "Lean on Me"). He beautifully captured important songs to us and our families while blending in a variety of party crowd pleasers, keeping the dance floor hopping from start to finish with guests of all ages. The cherry on top was seeing everyone decked out in glow sticks and light-up shoes as they danced the night away. There was even a visit from our friend T-Shreds, the inflatable T-Rex! We've already had multiple guests inquire about our wedding DJ and are happy to give Eric a glowing review. (I will add photos to this review once we receive them from our photographer).

    Sent on 10/28/2018
  • K

    Katie · Married on 09/22/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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    You guys, Eric is seriously the best DJ you could hire for your wedding! Not only is his music style perfect for your friends and older family members but he is willing to accommodate any last minute requests from you family - like downloading an Irish dancing song last minute so you and your sister could dance to it at the end of the night! Almost every single one of our guests complemented us on the music and we owe a lot of the magic of our wedding to him! Thank you Eric for being so wonderful! We are so lucky to have you play the best tunes at our wedding and we will never forget it! Also want to add at the rehearsal he graciously help us with suggestions or things we hadn’t thought of! A true professional!

    Sent on 09/25/2018
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    Bryan · Married on 09/02/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Eric was all-around awesome.

    For starters, he's got exquisite taste.

    What really struck us about working with Eric was attention to detail and thoughtful customer service. Eric took time for multiple calls with us to understand what we were looking for, asking about everything from the songs that might make the bride's father dance to songs that were special family traditions. We sent him several playlists and he seamlessly integrated many of our favorite songs into the cocktail hour and reception sets, while drawing from his own great collection.

    He also ran sound for our ceremony (which included guest speakers and multiple musical performances), and everything sounded great.

    Lastly, he was on time and overall a true professional.

    Eric is the best! Highly recommended.

    Sent on 09/23/2018
  • E

    Erik · Married on 06/29/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Eric was perfect, we could not have asked for a better DJ. He was professional and incredibly talented. He kept the music flowing all night, was responsive to the crowd he was working with, and spun an amazing mix of newer and older music. Our dance floor was packed from the minute the music started until we were kicked out of our venue at the end of the night. He was early, incredibly organized, prepared for any adjustments to the schedule, and everything went perfectly. I have been to numerous weddings over the last few years and a DJ can absolutely make or break your reception. Eric will definitely exceed all your needs with flying colors. Very reasonably priced for the amazing quality of service that he gives you.

    Sent on 07/11/2018
  • Christopher

    Chris · Married on 06/29/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Excellent Service, Great Vibes!

    Our wedding coordinator initially recommended DJ Aquaman as a fan favorite for weddings. After reading a few reviews we were intrigued. My wife truly loves music and wanted a like-minded DJ who could create a unique and memorable experience. We met DJ Aquaman for coffee and were impressed by his knowledge and his true passion for music. He skillfully integrated songs and styles that we love with his own ideas and generated a fun and unique vibe for our outdoor venue. During the wedding, his ability to assess and work the crowd was fantastic. Even with a small to medium crowd in a forested venue, he engaged our audience and totally rocked it. After the wedding, many of our friends and family went out of their way to tell us how great the DJ experience and dance party was, and we agree! DJ Aquaman truly surpassed expectations. His DJ skill and passion for music was evident throughout. Thank you DJ Aquaman, we hope to catch one of your DJ sets sometime soon!

    Sent on 01/08/2019

    Eric Hedford (DJ Aquaman)'s reply:

    Hey Chris! Thanks for the kind words, that was a super fun party and you guys were a pleasure to work with, cheers to you and Kylie!
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    Tom · Married on 03/24/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Eric was awesome! He was extremely helpful with pre-wedding music consultation, very flexible with our ever changing needs, seamlessly transitioned from genre to genre, and most importantly, managed to keep everyone engaged on the dance floor the entire night - like everyone...all ages...the whole time.
    He has an incredible record collection, but is able to play digital music if necessary. He's got an uncanny ability to know what the crowd wants before they even know it. I'd only recommend asking him to write down his set list because many of your guests are going to ask for it afterward.
    He also braved winter driving conditions through mountain passes to DJ our wedding, so can't say enough.

    Sent on 05/15/2018
  • E

    Emily · Married on 09/09/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Eric was SO fun to have at our wedding. He was so laid back and easy to work with, and super professional. We had heard him play before, so knew we were in good hands. Everyone at our wedding kept telling us how much fun they had dancing, and every time we looked over at Eric he was super into the music, too. It was just the best and are so so glad to have hired him!

    Sent on 09/23/2017
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    Rebecca · Married on 08/26/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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    DJ Eric (Aquaman) was a highlight of our wedding!!! He provided the music both for the ceremony and reception. He made the effort to meet with us one-on-one prior to the wedding to discuss our musical likes and dislikes, and little did we know that the result of this meeting would be a playlist the night of our wedding that included some of the most important songs to us. He really listened and *got* us as a couple. He also did an amazing job at providing a range of music for all ages at our event. All our guests gave us compliments on the music choices and that is all thanks to DJ Eric (Aquaman) and his talent!

    Sent on 09/05/2017

    Eric Hedford (DJ Aquaman)'s reply:

    It was fun seeing the smiles on your faces! And it's always fun to weave in some Carpenters and Yacht Rock, hahaha. btw- I'm trying to track down a video of that kid doing the ROBOT.
  • S

    Shawn · Married on 08/13/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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    SUPERB taste in music and comes to the venue absolutely prepared. Eric is no amateur DJ!

    Sent on 08/16/2017

    Eric Hedford (DJ Aquaman)'s reply:

    Hey Shawn, I dug your Elvis theme and it was fun spinning a bunch of 50's era 45s to celebrate it.
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    Wendy · Married on 08/13/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    They say your DJ can make your wedding and we we're lucky to have Eric make ours a blast! Eric was immediately engaged in making sure our music was a reflection of us, as a couple and not cookie cutter wedding music. I had to ask a significant change to our timeline two weeks before our date and he was flexible and accommodating. Many of our guests have made comments about Eric afterwards which included, "you had the best DJ!"

    Sent on 08/22/2017

    Eric Hedford (DJ Aquaman)'s reply:

    Thank YOU Wendy, and your changes in the timeline were not a problem, you guys were super easy and fun to work with!
  • D

    Danielle · Married on 07/24/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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    My husband and I tracked down Eric because we were longtime fans of his Soul Stew nights at the Goodfoot. We were thrilled to learn that not only does he DJ weddings, but he could also provide sound for our outdoor ceremony (Bridal Veil Lakes). Eric threw an incredible dance party and the music was one of the highlights of our wedding! We received so many comments about how great the DJ was and people couldn't stop dancing (young and old). He met with us well in advance to get a sense of what music we wanted and was happy to tailor the playlist to our taste. In the end, we let him have a lot of creative freedom with the music and it was perfect. We appreciated that he was flexible when we got behind in our timeline and was happy to go with the flow. I can't recommend Eric enough!

    Sent on 01/04/2018
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    Blake · Married on 07/03/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    My wife and I are big music nerds, so picking a DJ was very difficult. Eric couldn't have been a better fit for our special day! Every song he played was a winner, and he read the room perfectly. He had everyone ages 1 to 96 (with some assistance) on the dance floor with some classics to kick things off. Later on he was playing newer jams like Robyn to the glee of all those left on the dancefloor! He was also very accommodating and professional during our windy outdoor ceremony where we had live music performers. He mic'd them up, and had the mix at the perfect level. We couldn't recommend Eric enough!

    Sent on 01/12/2018
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    Tyler · Married on 07/01/2017

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Awesome music and was very accommodating with all our requests.

    Sent on 09/11/2017
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    Amy · Married on 08/23/2016

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    There is no one who can top Eric’s selection, his taste, and his ability to make a party feel like a real party. If you want an actual cool DJ instead of a dorky guy playing hit records, he’s your man. He’s also nice and easy to deal with. BOOK HIM.

    Sent on 02/10/2017

    Eric Hedford (DJ Aquaman)'s reply:

    Thanks Amy! Confession to the weddingwire viewer, Amy has hired me a bunch of times for different occasions and I appreciate the return biz. XOXO
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    Scott · Married on 08/15/2015

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    We know of Eric from playing the best sets we have ever heard at the Goodfoot, so we booked him for our wedding. He really is the best in Portland, and many people at our wedding say it was the best wedding dance party ever! Awesome set list!

    Sent on 03/05/2017
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    Elise · Married on 08/09/2014

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Eric gave us the greatest dance party we could have asked for! His beats & song choices were irresistible, he was attentive & professional. Everyone at our wedding got down all night including my 86 year old grandma and my super pregnant sister!

    Sent on 02/13/2017
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    Jo · Married on 05/24/2014

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Aquaman was fabulous, the most common line the morning after our wedding was, “That was the best dance party I’ve ever been to!” Well done!

    Sent on 02/10/2017

    Eric Hedford (DJ Aquaman)'s reply:

    Thank you "private user", lol. I wish I knew who you were but I respect your privacy! Take care.
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    Kim · Married on 08/17/2013

    5.0
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      5.0
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    Killer DJ!!! I still get compliments about how great our party was. People from the wedding next door crashed our party because the music was so good.

    Sent on 02/07/2017

    Eric Hedford (DJ Aquaman)'s reply:

    Lol, thanks Kim, I will never forget your wedding!
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    Deborah · Married on 07/21/2010

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Eric was awesome! So professional. He took care of our musical needs from ceremony to last call. Everyone danced the night away and let us know how great they thought the music was!

    Sent on 02/07/2017
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    Ginger · Married on 07/05/2008

    5.0
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      5.0
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    From the moment Eric played that first song at our wedding's dance party he owned the night! The energy in that tent erupted; for me, as the bride, my heart soared and finally I relaxed, but my feet and whole body didn't stop dancing. From 10pm until the last die hards (who could barely stand from dancing for 5 hours straight on concrete floors) finally called it at 3am, after dancing our asses off, we had truly had the time of our lives! Almost a decade later, I still remember, with a smile on my face, the energy that Eric brought to our special night. Eric had infectious energy on the dance floor, even from behind the DJ table/booth; he was so present, genuinely enthusiastic, warm and welcoming, and in every social and technical aspect of doing business with him he was a consummate professional. The breadth and depth of Eric's musical collection and the rich quality of the sound of vinyl played on high quality equipment is the perfect combo of old school meets new school. Eric's timing and intuition in reading the crowd is spot-on and takes real talent. He hit every one of our "must hear songs" and so many more; he kept us shaking and moving and damn happy! I loved that every age, from the very young to older folks were equally happy and comfortable on the dance floor. Trust; Eric is the epitome of an amazing DJ! Look no further; check this task off your long and arduous "To Do" list, and book him. You will never regret it. In fact, your wedding guests will be thanking you, years from now even, like ours still do, for hiring him.

    Sent on 02/08/2017

    Eric Hedford (DJ Aquaman)'s reply:

    Wow, thanks for the epic review, Ginger, I appreciate it! You guys threw an amazing party, I'm still surprised the neighbors didn't call the cops, they must love you.
  • Austin

    Austin · Married on 05/19/2019

    4.8
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    An Excellent DJ to put your Trust in. 10/10

    I cannot convey how AWESOME Eric is, he is respectful, diligent, timely, and throws a dam good party.

    This man is a fantastic DJ for any party. Hire this man.

    Sent on 06/14/2019
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    J · Married on 09/09/2017

    4.8
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      5.0
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      4.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Eric helped make our event amazing. He was super helpful with suggestions in the early stages of planning, and extremely flexible and willing to help once everything got crazy. He played a great mix of crowd pleasers and soul gems, and kept our crowd dancing the whole night. Would highly recommend him for any event.

    Sent on 09/11/2017
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    Steve · Married on 08/11/2017

    4.8
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      4.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Eric was a great DJ and rocked our wedding party. We contacted him with not a lot of notice and he was quick to respond, organized, and professional. He was extremely easy to work with and kept the dance floor moving at our wedding better than I imagined was possible.

    Sent on 08/23/2017
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    Angela · Married on 07/01/2017

    4.6
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      4.5
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      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.5

    Eric did a fantastic job dj'ing at our wedding. He listened to what we wanted but gave good advice. He was very good at reading the room and kept the dance party moving. We got multiple compliments about our music, and it's pretty cool that he uses vinyl.

    Sent on 09/12/2017