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Venk · Married on 12/09/2017
We had a December reception at Dobbin St, Brooklyn and DJ Kernsy (Zach) was amazing!! I think we literally had all 120 guests on the dance floor at some point during the night. Zach was incredibly easy to work with - he knew the venue extremely well and he has a ton of experience DJ'ing and MC'ing these types of events. Because we had a mix cultural marriage (Indian, Italian, Irish), Zach was able to curate a cocktail, dinner and dancing music program including everything from Indian folk-to-blues-to-90s hip-hop-to-Radiohead. He was also able to easily accommodate a last-minute program change involving me (hubby) to play my wifey her favorite Radiohead song on the guitar accompanied with a singer (guest) and bassist (guest) on the fly with the sound being incredible. Weeks leading up to the reception, we provided Zach with a small list of genres, songs, artists that would make sense for us and for our diverse crowd throughout the night. He NAILED it and completely extracted from our brains what we wanted the sound to be like including his own creativity. He's original, creative and allows couples to curate entertainment programs that don't seem canned like every other reception program. Zach helped make our evening special, original and that's all we could have asked for.
Business-side: it could not have gone any smoother. Zach is clearly experienced and comes prepared with a standard contract, insurance (for venues) and a fee-for-service that is extremely fair. Folks would be crazy not have DJ Kernsy at the top of their list. Clearly one of the best.
Matt Hoppenstadt · Married on 02/23/2019
Nothing but jams
Zach was awesome at our wedding.
He was a pleasure to work with and rocked an awesome party. Dealing with him was super easy. I had nightmares of having a guy in a gold vest play the electric slide at my wedding and that is not Zach’s deal at all. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Sara · Married on 01/19/2019
The dance floor was packed!
Zach was fantastic! He was so flexible – I sent most of my music requests the week of my wedding, and he incorporated them into his playlist with absolutely no warning. The volume of the music was well-controlled, the announcements were brief, and he pronounced everyone’s name correctly (much appreciated!). His song choices were excellent, and he kept the energy level high -- the dance floor was packed throughout the night! He is truly an excellent DJ, and I highly recommend him!
Christy Petray · Married on 12/28/2018
Hire him or you'll regret it!
Zach is an amazing person and DJ! He was laid back and easy to work with prior to and during the wedding. With Zach at the turntable, I didn't have to worry; I knew he had it covered. We sent him a Spotify list prior to the wedding so he could get an idea of what we wanted. He enhanced our list by adding his own suggestions which were perfectly chosen. He took request, and spun one hit straight into the next! And did I mention he is extremely affordable??? If you haven't booked him for your event, you need to do so immediately!
Patrick · Married on 10/20/2018
We had a great experience with Zach. He was super quick and thorough in all of our communications pre-wedding. Being a gay male-wedding, we wanted gay diva disco dancing music (no garth brooks, thanks) and he delivered! If a song wasn't vibing and people were heading to their seats, he changed the song - this kept people dancing all night long. A number of my guests complimented me on our choice of DJ.
Matt A · Married on 10/13/2018
What a blast with DJ Kernsy Marfa, TX Wedding
With all the planning that goes into a wedding, nothing is quite as important as the music and I couldn’t be happier with Kernsy Events. My wife and I got married in Marfa, TX. Not the easiest place to get to. Zach made it a breeze. He said the travel wouldn’t be a problem and looked forward to being back in Marfa. We discussed the feel we were going for and suggested some songs and he played off that to rave reviews. Everyone was so happy and we danced for hours. I recommend Zach for a job well done, being easy to work with, and for playing music that gets people moving. What a night it was! Thanks Zach!! Matt and Marie
Alana · Married on 10/06/2018
The BEST after-party DJ I could've asked for!
If you're looking for a great DJ, your search can stop here!!! Zach is incredibly professional, energetic, and FUN! He made the whole process of looking for and booking a DJ super easy (truly the easiest part of planning my wedding!) and was extremely responsive. He even coordinated with my venue to make sure all the equipment was available and he provided his own when needed. I hadn't worked with any vendor who went that above and beyond. I sent him a Spotify playlist to let him know what style of music I was looking for and he worked off of that beautifully and creatively. The dancefloor was packed the whole time and had our venue not stopped the party, I'm sure it would've gone on all night! I can't wait to hire him again for future parties!
Assumpta · Married on 08/25/2018
More than we expected
When it came down to our two choices, we chose Zach because he looked like a hip, trendy DJ with this California-cool. And he sure was! He out-performed himself and was funny, engaging and not shy! He MCd and DJd the wedding perfectly and even helped me out during the wedding to put together a playlist for a short video I showed. He is friendly, calm and SO NICE. He ended up being our most favourite vendor; easygoing, genuine and truly wanting to make us happy. I have no doubts about Zach and no doubt he will please everyone who chooses him. I had a lot of stress with other vendors so trust me when I say, take this review to heart. Zach will not disappoint!!!
Amanda · Married on 05/19/2018
I am so glad we found Zach for our wedding - we wanted an awesome dance party and he completely delivered! He took our requests and built out an awesome list that had our guests dancing like crazy, even at 3pm for our brunch wedding! He also put in extra time and effort the day before to make sure he could plug in to the venue’s sound system after we discovered the venue setup was different than anticipated - ultimately buying almost 100ft of cable to make it happen, and took care of everything with the venue’s event team...we are so grateful and would recommend him to anyone!
Jeana · Married on 05/12/2018
DJ Kernsy was extremely enthusiastic, prepared, and professional. He took care of all sound / AV needs for our wedding reception and cocktail hour without any issue or stress on our end at all. He is a true professional!
More importantly, however, DJ Kernsy completely understood the vibe for the evening that my husband and I were aiming for and he was able to take that and run. He has excellent taste, and was able to pick up on our musical direction very easily. Our friends and family had a blast and we danced the night away! Would recommend to anyone!
Daniel · Married on 04/22/2018
Wow what can I say... first off not only was Zach talented and professional at his job, but by the end of the night we felt like he was part of the family!! Loved every moment and could not recommend enough. Thank you Zach :-)
B · Married on 12/23/2017
DJ Kernsey was a tremendous hit at our reception. His professionalism and timing with everything was impeccable. I would highly recommend his services to anyone getting married in the NYC area.
Francis · Married on 10/07/2017
DJ Kernsey was our wedding DJ and he did not disappoint. Zach was great to work with. He communicated in a prompt and professional manner. We did not pick each individual song but we gave him a list of what we wanted and he was able to fill out an entire program based on it. What was most important was that I saw all of our guests dancing, singing, and having a great time. Our guests told us he was one of the best wedding DJs they experienced. I highly recommend him for any wedding or party you might be planning.
Casey · Married on 08/26/2017
Zach was amazing! He was very easy to work with. He met with us in person beforehand to discuss the playlist and he fulfilled our song requests at our wedding. Our friends and family had a great time thanks to his help! We highly recommend him to anyone and everyone looking for a great DJ.
Danielle · Married on 08/06/2017
As soon as my husband and I decided to have a wedding, choosing Zach as our DJ was a no brainer. When we couldn’t think of a wedding song, Zach was there to save the day with a song that perfectly matched our vibe, and when we slacked on giving Zach a playlist he, the consummate professional, played music that was enjoyed by all. Our wedding turned out to be the best freakin’ dance party ever and I wish I had a reason to hire Zach to DJ for us again.
Daniel · Married on 08/06/2017
I saw DJ Kernsy tear it up at Goodroom in Greenpoint on a few wild nights, so when he agreed to play our wedding, I already felt lucky. Needless to say, he tore it up. Besides making my wife's and my most special day even more magical, we got a lifelong friend in the process. Zach is my favorite DJ in the world, period.
Stacey · Married on 06/23/2017
We had the best experience working with DJ Kernsy, he was always very responsive which really helped during that stressful planning stage. We really wanted to have people dance at the wedding and DJ Kernsy really delivered! He even created a custom mix for our first dance which was amazing. Everyone kept telling us how great the music was! We would highly recommend DJ Kernsy to anyone planning a fun event!
Beth · Married on 06/17/2017
Zach is fantastic! We gave him a long list of songs we wanted to hear and he played a ton of them, mixing in some others to ensure our guests kept dancing. We only had him play for 2 hours (we had a band for earlier in the evening), but everyone was up and dancing for those 2 hours. Such a blast!
Keith · Married on 10/14/2016
My wife and I had a fantastic experience working with DJ Kernsy. Leading up to our wedding day, he was always friendly, available, and seemed genuinely interested in what music we would like to hear the day of. With the help of DJ Kernsy, we were able to create a laid back vibe that promoted partying and, most importantly, a ton of dancing. People did not leave the dance floor for the final three hours of the night and we have DJ Kernsy to thank for that. I have had multiple family members and friends tell me that they have never danced so much in their life and all had glowing reviews of DJ Kernsy. We received our wedding photos this week and the energy depicted in the dance floor photos is the only thing that can truly do justice to just how great of a job DJ Kernsy did. If you want to create a memorable dance floor the day of your wedding then DJ Kernsy is the guy for the job.
Michael · Married on 10/08/2016
Wall to wall dance party - that's what we asked for, and that's what we got.
Zach was great. He took our input in the weeks/months before our wedding, then used it on our wedding night to create the atmosphere that we were looking for. Not only did we love it, but all our guests did too.
He played enough new hits to keep all the friends on the dance floor, and mixed in enough classics to keep the family happy too.
All the admin stuff was easy too - simple contract, easy to get in touch with, all around straight shooter.
Anthony · Married on 08/13/2016
Got people dancing I've never seen dancing. Played our requested songs. Played a bunch of songs people requested on the fly. Everything he played was really crowd pleasing and not your standard wedding drivel. He was responsive and easy to work with too. No complaints.
katie · Married on 07/30/2016
Zach was awesome!! He took the time to get to know us and find out what we were looking for. We wanted a fun and laid back wedding. He wanted something hip and not the normal wedding feel. Zach is a true artist and made our wedding so special. All of our guests were on the dance floor and raving about the music. I highly recommend.
Natalie · Married on 06/26/2016
The number one thing to always remember is let the professionals do what they do best. Zach did exactly that for us. When we were planning our wedding, I turned to my brother for help with the music. He had nothing but wonderful things to say about Zach, and how great he is at what he does. When I dared to ask my brother a question regarding Zach's style his response to me was, "If you want a F***ing great DJ Zach is your guy" and without hesitation we hired him.
When we had questions he was quick to respond always making us feel like we were his #1 priority. And as we drew closer to the wedding date he reached out reminding us what we owed him, first dance song, father daughter song etc. We had told Zach what type of music we liked though we also said that we understood some of what we liked may not get the guests up and out of their seats. We told him do what you do, your the professional and we wanted to be sure he knew we trusted him. We reusted his experience and expertise in music so much so that when the moment came for us to walk out as the new Mr. and Mrs. we had forgotten to give Zach a song. Instead of freeking out we looked at our wedding planner shrugged our shoulders and said, "tell him to play whatever he thinks is best!" And low and behold he played one of my favorite songs and the same musicians/band that my husband and I had ever danced to. He knew us and we were thrilled!
Since our wedding (June 26, 2016) we have received nothing but compliments about DJ Kernsy. Zach traveled from NYC to LA for our wedding, and though that might stress some brides it was teh best decision we made. We went with our instincts and trusted Zach to do his thing and he delivered. Thank you Zach for making our day so special and wonderful.
Mike · Married on 04/22/2016
Zach was an absolute pro, from set up to breakdown, he was prepared, attentive and enthusiastic. Prior to the wedding day, he welcomed our input for the night's playlist and had the versatility to expand upon our selections in whatever genre we threw at him. On the night, he was able to adjust to the mood of the crowd with ease. Highly recommended!
User6110854 · 2+ years ago
Can't say enough positive things about our wedding DJ! He provided a service that included many of the things we asked for, and went beyond our expectations. From the beginning, we were able to get a clear idea of the service DJ Kernsy provides - he communicated clearly and stayed in touch to answer our questions. His performance at the reception was entertaining, professional, and smooth-running. We got what we wanted: a DJ who was on time and prepared, had great equipment, could play greatest hits and wedding favorites, as well as take requests. All the important dances were beautiful since we were able to coordinate our playlist and special songs with the DJ. He's got a great presence and attitude, and adds his own style with unique tracks and not just what you expect to hear. We were having a great time thanks to the constant flow of awesome music! Can't recommend this DJ enough!