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

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  • Sohrob

    Sohrob Tahmasebi · Getting married on 06/05/2020

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    Great experience with Mikey Beltran at SGM!

    Mikey was very professional and but also easygoing and helpful. Everyone at our event remarked about how much fun they had in large part due to the music that was playing. Mikey kept the flow of the evening smoothly and never skipped a beat.

    Sent on 06/03/2019

    SGM Events's reply:

    Hi Sohrob!

    That's amazing! We appreciate the kind words. We hope it was everything you imagined, glad to hear all your guests had a good time. Congratulations!
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    Sara Roper · Getting married on 09/28/2019

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    On point, organized, did an exceptional job

    Mikey Beats and his team were extremely organized - they communicated prior to the event with all the right questions to really plan and execute the event in a way that jerked just the right amount of tears and made our wedding a beautiful sentimental event. He worked well with our day of coordinator, showed up and started setting up promptly and really ran the event, got people in their seats and on the dance floor when appropriate and helped everything flow gracefully. I’d say about 90% of our wedding attendees were on the dance floor until the end and I have had numerous compliments on the music and how great our DJ was. I will recommend him to any and all friends getting married.

    Sent on 09/07/2019

    SGM Events's reply:

    Hi Sara! Congrats on the big day this past weekend! We are so glad to hear that everything went well with Mikey Beats. Thank you for letting us be part of your celebration! Again, congratulations to you both, and we look forward to working with you in the future.
  • Courtney

    Courtney Eads · Married on 09/08/2019

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    Mikey Beats!

    Mikey Beats was FANTASTIC! From start to finish he was amazing to work with. He listened to our likes and dislikes and created the perfect atmosphere for our wedding. All of the guests raved about his playlist. We ended the night with a huge group dance to Bohemian Rhapsody. THANK YOU MIKEY!!!

    Sent on 09/19/2019

    SGM Events's reply:

    Hi Courtney! Thank you so much for the review. I'm so happy to hear you had a great experience with Mikey Beats! Thank you for allowing us to help celebrate the big day. Congratulations!
  • lorna

    lorna · Married on 09/07/2019

    5.0
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    DJ Ramsey from SGM was great!

    My (now) wife and I had a wedding package through Abbey Catering; Ramsey of SGM Events was recommended to us by our videographer after we mentioned we were into EDM and were planning on having a lot of it at our wedding.

    Right off the bat, one of the things we liked about SGM Events is that we were able to talk with the Ramsey right away and see if he'd be a good fit for us socially in addition to his understanding of the kind of music we wanted to play. Another DJ service we talked to required us to talk to a frontman until we signed on with them, which was a turn off for us.

    Ramsey was an absolute blast to work with. We obviously had a challenge in that we like EDM (particularly some heavy genres like dubstep), but we also had to appeal to the older generations in our crowd as well. Ramsey was able to make this work, starting the night with some songs that all ages would be familiar with and gradually ramping up into the heavier stuff. Ramsey was good about recognizing what songs weren't working and transitioning away from them, and checking in with us throughout the night to make sure we were happy with the song selection. Bonus points for that awesome transition from Gold into Fade (both by Adventure Club). :) Our friends loved it and had a blast, and we hope Ramsey did too.

    Ramsey was also a joy to talk to when he wasn't DJing. He's definitely someone we'd hang out with outside of our wedding -- we hope to be able to catch him at DJing at other venues around San Diego.

    Thank you again for everything!

    Sent on 09/18/2019

    SGM Events's reply:

    Hi Lorna,

    Thank you so much for the kind words. We really appreciate it! I'm so glad to hear you had a great experience with Ramsey on the big day! Congratulations to you both.
  • Lauren

    Lauren Kraft · Married on 08/18/2019

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    For A Good Time, Book Kleeman

    Our experience using this company to book Mike Kleeman to DJ our wedding was everything we wanted and more. The process was easy to navigate and Mike (who was excellent and pleasant to work with) really helped us hone in on what we wanted- and then brilliantly filled in the blanks for the parts we didn't have a vision for. The prices were fair and the result was excellent!

    Sent on 08/29/2019
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    SGM Events's reply:

    Lauren, thank you so much for the kind words. What a beautiful photo! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed Mike Kleemann, and that the big day was a success! Congratulations to you both.
  • Laura

    Laura Snider · Married on 08/10/2019

    5.0
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    Rooftop Reception

    Chris did an awesome job! From beginning to end. Great music all night. Dance floor was hopping and the guests all loved him. Even my 90 year old dad danced. Great job!

    Sent on 08/23/2019

    SGM Events's reply:

    Thank you for your review, Laura! We are so glad to hear that your wedding went well and everyone Common Dream! We're happy to have been a part of the celebration! Thank you again, and we look forward to working with you again in the future.
  • Sarah

    Sarah Benvenuti · Married on 08/03/2019

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    La Jolla wedding

    We chose Big Willie Style as our DJ from SFM events and he was AMAZING! He truly listened to what we wanted and created a playlist that not only had our style, but kept people dancing until the end. SGM in general was a pleasure to work with; they always responded quickly and didn’t make us feel pressured into choosing them.

    Sent on 08/15/2019

    SGM Events's reply:

    Hi Sarah,
    Thank you for the review! We are so happy to hear that the big day went well and you enjoyed Big Willie Style! We look forward to working with you again in the future! Congratulations to you both.
  • stephanie

    stephanie · Married on 08/03/2019

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    Great DJ to set the right mood

    Bernard did a great job of playing the music we requested and getting everyone on the dance floor. He was attentive to detail, and confirmed what name we wanted to be introduced by (it was different than the ceremony). All of our guests had a great time dancing!

    Sent on 08/29/2019

    SGM Events's reply:

    Hi Stephanie! Thank you so much for the kind words. We are so happy that Bernard was able to help celebrate the big day with you and that everyone had a great time! Congratulations to you both!
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    Eddie Tessier · Married on 07/19/2019

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    Great Experience

    We loved working with SGM. First of all the prices were reasonable, and we didn’t feel like we were being surprised with uncharges like we did with other vendors.
    Ramsey was great to work with. He is a perfect DJ. I appreciate that he dressed and acted professionally. After our first meeting I never had any doubt - I knew Ramsey would crush it and he did. He knew how to get everyone to the dance floor and he knew how to read the crowd to keep it going all night. Big thank you to Ramsey and SGM.

    Sent on 08/03/2019

    SGM Events's reply:

    Thank you for the review, Eddie! We're so glad to hear that your wedding went well, and that everyone enjoyed Ramsey. Congratulations to you both, and we look forward to working with you in the future!
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    Crystal · Married on 04/13/2019

    5.0
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    Amazing DJ/MC and Guitarist

    Ramsey our DJ and MC was great! He listened to what we wanted and made our reception amazing! Curt was our Guitarist who played during our ceremony and cocktail hour. He was also amazing and very talented! We would highly recommend :)

    Sent on 04/29/2019

    SGM Events's reply:

    Thank you for the review Crystal! So glad you enjoyed Curt Owen and Ramsey as your artists. Congratulations!
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    Holly Coseo · Married on 03/16/2019

    5.0
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    Best party ever!

    Mikey Beats exceeded every expectation we had for our dj! We loved all the music and he really grasped what our vibe was. All of our guests commented on the amazing music, young and old- he was amazing at pleasing the whole crowd. We asked for everything from hip hop/edm remixes, to Fleetwood Mac, Madonna, fun 90s (*NSYNC, Britney) every song put a huge smile on our faces and made the night magical. He even emailed me a list of the entire play list, bc I wanted to always have it to dance to and remember our night. Can’t wait to use him again at another party!!

    Sent on 04/18/2019

    SGM Events's reply:

    Hi Holly! That's awesome, so happy Mikey got to be a part of your Big Day!! Congratulations and hope to hear from you again!
  • Bri

    Bri Cawley · Married on 02/02/2019

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    Had our entire wedding dancing the whole night!

    Our DJ, Kerry Glass, was absolutely amazing! He did a perfect job of starting with traditional music and flowing into modern music by the end of the night. I've never seen so many people consistently on the dance floor.

    Sent on 02/15/2019

    SGM Events's reply:

    Hi Bri! Thank you for the kind words about Kerry Glass. So glad he was able to be a part of your special day! Congratulations!
  • Victoria

    victoria · Married on 01/19/2019

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    Excellent and very sweet

    Thank you again Curt for singing at my wedding. That day was a blur but everyone said you were great.

    Sent on 01/23/2019

    SGM Events's reply:

    Congratulations on making it through! Hope you had a wonderful time and congratulations on your new marriage! Best.
  • Pam

    Pam · Married on 01/05/2019

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    Incredible!

    BOOK! MIKE KLEEMAN!

    Our music and dance floor was everything we had imagined and more because of Mike and the SGM Events team! From the moment I met Mike, I could tell that he is the type of DJ every bride wishes for…one who LISTENS to what the bride and groom want, an EXPERT at his craft, and UNDERSTANDS that less talking (on the microphone) is better! Mike and the SGM Events team (Freddie & Alexis) are quick to respond to email and make you feel like you are the only wedding they are working on. Mike even provided us with several sample lists for before the wedding, during cocktail hour, and during dinner. He makes sure the music at your wedding if everything you’ve dreamed of which includes must have songs, hard no songs, and whether you want him to take requests from guests. He sent me a form to fill out with all the songs we wanted played during all the different sections of our wedding. He then created & sent us a Dropbox folder with every single song we picked to make sure he had the correct version. He created a detailed timeline with notes next to each section. He even scheduled a call a week before our wedding to go over the timeline of all the songs and to explain what he says throughout your wedding. He played portions of songs for me to make sure he had the correct section because we we’re not using the entire song for our entrance, first dance, and father & daughter dance. Talk about going ABOVE and BEYOND! He is truly the BEST DJ and emcee!! He even assisted our photographer, so we could get a group photo of everyone on the dance floor. (We also had a videographer and the footage from our group photo is one of my favorite parts from our wedding video. Mike made that group photo happen). Mike & SGM Events, thank you for making our happily ever after absolutely perfect!

    Sent on 04/07/2019

    SGM Events's reply:

    Thank you so so SO much for the kind words Pam! This is great to read, we're so happy it was the best day for you and your husband. Best of luck to you both.
  • Ginny

    Ginny DeVercelly · Married on 12/08/2018

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    Dj mikey beats... Best dj for anyone!

    DJ Mikey Beats was excellent at gauging the crowd's pace, guiding everyone where they should be and was none-stop fun! My husband and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone who wants to bring life to your event whether it be a calm, classy dinner or hyped up party!

    Sent on 12/20/2018

    SGM Events's reply:

    Hi Ginny. That's great! Mikey Beats is a charismatic guy, we're so happy everyone enjoyed him. Thanks for the awesome feedback. Congratulations and happy holidays to you and your new husband.
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    Leetal Elmaleh · Married on 12/02/2018

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    Exceptional

    From the start everything ran so smoothly and professionally. Bernard was a dream to work with from our first meeting to the end of our wedding. He made sure our music was exactly what we wanted from start to finish. I would absolutely recommend him.

    Sent on 12/17/2018

    SGM Events's reply:

    Leetal! Thank you so very much! Bernard will be thrilled to hear this review. We wish you the best, congratulations and happy holidays!
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    Madison · Married on 12/01/2018

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    Best dj ever!

    Thank you so much for providing me with the perfect entertainment. My Guitarist for the Cocktail hour was amazing and my DJ was professional and played such a wonderful array of songs for everyone to enjoy. I loved that I was able to hire both artist & DJ from the same company making it easy for communication and payments. I would highly recommend SGM Events for your event or wedding.

    Sent on 01/24/2019
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    SGM Events's reply:

    Madison we're so glad everything went well! That's awesome to hear- Bernard Gonzalez and Jesse Johnson are some of our very best. Hope they made your day a little more special, congratulations to you and your new husband.
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    Pina Colamussi · Married on 11/25/2018

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    Easy & Fun DJ Experience

    We worked with DJ Ramsey after hearing his intro on the SGM website and meeting with him at the office. SGM makes it easy to get to know all the DJs and pick someone who fits your style. Ramsey really worked with us to work in American, Bosnian and Italian music in a fun creative way. Thanks SGM!

    Sent on 12/19/2018

    SGM Events's reply:

    Hi Pina! Thank you for the review. We're glad Ramsey met all your music wants for the big day, that's great to hear. Congratulations!!
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    Bob Chan · Married on 11/17/2018

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    Absolutely nailed it

    Working with Sleeping Giant was a smooth end-to-end process. Freddie was super responsive and appealed to our tastes and budget in our initial meetings. What I liked about Sleeping Giant was the number of options (different performers) and the ease to get a sense of their style.

    We ultimately went with DJ Mike Kleeman, who was great. Communicative with music choice, great with sensing the energy in the crowd and adjusting. He balanced different moods of California chill, swanky Art Deco, and building up the dance floor with great beats. Mike was great as a MC in a pinch.

    Could not have asked for a better experience.

    Sent on 11/21/2018

    SGM Events's reply:

    Thank you so much for the awesome review! So happy everything went off without a hitch, congratulations!
  • Jennie

    Jennie · Married on 10/20/2018

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    DJ Bernard is amazing!!!

    SGM events is awesome and you won't regret hiring them! Once we met with Bernard, we knew we wanted him to be the DJ for our wedding. He is talented, charismatic, and just wonderful to work with. He gave us amazing advice and made the venue pop with his uplights. He knows how to read a crowd and keep the party going. Everyone laughed about how sore they were the next day from dancing. The music was so good- no one ever took a break. Thank you Bernard! You're the best!

    Sent on 11/09/2018

    SGM Events's reply:

    Hey Jennie, thanks so much for the review! We are so happy to hear that everyone had an amazing time on your special day! We feel lucky to have been a part of it.
  • Michael

    Michael · Married on 10/20/2018

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    Top notch DJ with Unforgettable Experience

    We had about 3 or 4 on our list to contact, but our wedding coordinator steered us to SGM Events as she had experience with them in the past. DJ Mike Kleeman from Sleeping Giant Music Events was probably one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. We were highly satisfied with our overall experience and the SGM team helped guide us through the whole process. From the beginning, DJ Mike Kleeman proved his experience with us as a wedding DJ and gave us sample music of his work, as well as playlists that he made available to us. We were pretty much vague as what we wanted, but he gave us options of what he can produce. He will ask about your likes and dislikes, songs you definitely want to play and songs that are a no-go, genres that you favor, and go through the list of songs from the ceremony through the last song! You’d think it would be easy, but making a playlist for your wedding is not as simple as you would think- especially coming from 2 individuals with semi-different tastes! Also, with all the songs on your want list, condensing that down to the dance part of the reception is very limited; however, he did it with a breeze. He also will do a walk through (if needed) to assess your venue for technical support so he can familiarize himself with the area- both ceremony and reception. Price is resonable and within means. We added some A/V rentals to our order which didn’t cost too much or break the bank. Altogether, we will definitely recommend SGM + DJ Mike Kleeman- best combo ever!

    Sent on 02/24/2019

    SGM Events's reply:

    Thank you thank you thank you Michael! We're so happy for you and your partner, thank you for the lovely note about Mike Kleemann. We couldn't be happier for you both. Best wishes from our SGM Events Team!
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    Imaltzin Johnson · Married on 10/19/2018

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    Fun and Flawless!

    Mikey was awesome! I pretty much missed opportunities to take photos and talk to my guests because I was on the dance floor most of the wedding. LOL. He was on point with all of the details we had planned and an overall pleasure to work with. I found comfort knowing he would deliver and I would not have to worry about a thing and that's exactly what happened. Thank you!!

    Sent on 10/30/2018

    SGM Events's reply:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are very happy to hear that everything ran smoothly. Congratulations on your big day!
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    Alison Rae Luna · Married on 10/18/2018

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    Kerry Glass DJ

    DJ Kerry Glass and SGM were amazing to work with! Very responsive and efficient, making the wedding planning process and our actually wedding day stress free and effortless. Kerry read our guests well and played music that everyone loved. Our dance floor never emptied! I definitely recommend choosing Kerry as your DJ for any event

    Sent on 10/30/2018

    SGM Events's reply:

    Thanks for the kind words Alison! We love hearing your guests had a great time enjoying the music and your special day. Congratulations from the SGM events team!
  • Meghan

    Meghan · Married on 10/07/2018

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    Loved working with DJ Mike Kleenman

    We booked DJ Mike Kleenman from SGM Events through Abbey Catering and Event Company. He was really easy to work with and listened to all our requests. Both my husband and I are in the military and don't have a lot of time to meet all our vendors. Mike planned around our free time to talk on the phone about our music needs during the Cermony, Cocktail hour and Reecption. We felt very confident in booking him after our phone call after listening to his samples of his music on SGM's website and speaking with him. He walked us through how he selects the music and let us write a request list and do not play list. He then sent us samples each song he planned on playing from our list so we could refine it and made sure he had the right version of the our first dance, Father-Daughter dance and Mother-Son Dance. Everyone at the wedding raved about the music and Mike's awesome transitions between songs. We ended up adding the Dance lights and sounds woofer which that was recommended by Mike and really did keep everyone dancing all night long. We would highly recommend DJ Mike Kleenman to anyone!

    Sent on 10/25/2018

    SGM Events's reply:

    Thanks so much Meghan! We love hearing how much DJ Mike Kleeman was able to help you guys out. The SGM events team would personally like to thank you guys and congratulate you both on your special day!
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    Emelyn · Married on 10/06/2018

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    DJ Bernard is THE MAN! Our wedding would never had been such a great success without him.
    If you need an easy going, super talented MC/DJ that takes control of the flow of the event while simultaneously taking every request that came his way... look no further and just book Bernard.
    He played us the perfect mix of sing-a-long oldies, group dance songs, and complete bangers. People did not want to leave at the end of the night.
    We received so many compliments on our music choices, but we left about 90% of the songs up to Bernard's choice (including the walk-down the aisle songs) and he nailed it.
    105% recommend him & the SGM photobooth to all wedding planners!

    Sent on 10/09/2018
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    SGM Events's reply:

    This is awesome. Thank you so much Emelyn, we're so happy everyone had a good time. Hope all the pictures came out amazing, best wishes from our Team at SGM Events to you. Congratulations!

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