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Kathleen Kelleher · Married on 10/05/2019
Best Dance Party Ever
I got married on October 5, 2019 and it was the best day ever in large part thanks to our incredible DJ. Words can’t begin to describe how amazing Duerell Jones and Spark Entertainment Group are! Spark has an easy to use website which makes the planning process easy. We worked directly with Duerell who has a 10/10 personality. He just is professional, kind and a lot of fun. He brought his enthusiasm for music and fun-loving personality to our wedding which made him the perfect MC. Our dance floor was packed from the moment Duerell started playing until the minute our wedding ended. It was definitely lit! People who usually leave early stayed late to dance because they loved the DJ so much. It’s been over a week since our wedding and our friends are still commenting on how amazing our DJ was and that they had a blast. Thank you, Duerell and team!Sent on 10/14/2019
Spark Entertainment Group's reply:Hi Kathleen, thank you for sharing your experience! It was a pleasure working with both you and Dominic! Best wishes to an incredible future!
Nicolette · Married on 09/21/2019
A DJ can make or break a wedding and Spark did not disappoint! We were so impressed during the planning process how easy and helpful Duerell was. He helped us from the timeline, how to keep the flow of the night going, what sort of music he suggested based upon talking with us and our tastes during all parts of the evening. We were blown away by his knowledge and professionalism. The day of the wedding we had Tim as our DJ. He was phenomenal! We had 250 guests and he literally kept everyone out on the dance floor all night. He stayed true to our likes and dislikes but also used his own expertise to keep the party going all night long. Nothing but great experiences from everyone at the Spark entertainment group.Sent on 10/02/2019
Kandice Cooley · Married on 09/01/2019
Awesome service on time and had the party jumping. He was able to adapt to last min changes and really had great ideas and input of flow for the wedding and things that would help make it more fun. Would 150% work with him again. He was dressed very nice as well matched our wedding perfectly lolSent on 09/04/2019
Spark Entertainment Group's reply:Thank you for the awesome review! It was a pleasure working with you and Chris. Best wishes to you both!
Gabrielle Walker · Married on 08/31/2019
I had a blast! Our wedding was Amazing!
Finding a DJ is probably one of the hardest things to do for a wedding. You want to make sure you get one that keeps your guest on the dance floor all throughout the night. Most DJ don’t!Sent on 09/05/2019
Well this was not the case with DJ Djones! He was truly amazing throughout the whole night. He kept the party going and used a wide variety of music to do it. He is very hands on and interactive with the crowd throughout the whole event. He was an excellent MC and host. He worked well with other vendors that we had at the wedding as well. We got so many compliments the next day asking where did we find the DJ? That he was excellent and that they had a blast! Thank you so much DJ DJones for making our wedding nothing but amazing.
Things I really like about DJ Djones is that he hosts two meetings and a walk through with you. This way he can create your perfect day and play all the songs to your absolute liking. He had a detailed schedule of the entire wedding and kept us on track from beginning to end. I definitely give him 5 stars all across the board he was extremely helpful and easy to reach throughout the whole process. Once again thank you DJ DJones.
Spark Entertainment Group's reply:Hi Gabrielle, thank you for sharing your experience! It was truly an incredible opportunity to be a part of your fairytale wedding. Best wishes!
Chris Bunda · Married on 08/24/2019
DJones was a superb DJ and an integral part of our perfect day! Many of our guests complimented us on his MC'ing and playlist selections. He was a professional from the first call we had months in advance to our actual wedding day. 10/10 would highly recommend if you want a person that hypes up your wedding (without going too overboard on the mic) and provides a blend of tunes that will have your guests dancing the night away. Thanks again, DJones!Sent on 09/16/2019
Spark Entertainment Group's reply:Hi Chris! Thanks for the awesome review. It was pleasure rocking your wedding and seeing all of your friends and family enjoying themselves! Best wishes to both you and Anna!
Nikki Bransky · Married on 08/03/2019
Full dance floor all night!
DJ D. Jones kept the dance floor full the whole night! We received so many compliments from guests and our other vendors after the wedding on how great the DJ was and they were requesting his info for their future events. I highly recommend him for your wedding or any other event you are planning!Sent on 10/02/2019
Spark Entertainment Group's reply:Thank you for the awesome review Nikky! I sincerely, hope that everyone had the absolute best time. Best wishes to both you and Joe! ~ DJ D. Jones
Everett Thomas · Married on 08/01/2019
My fiancee and I couldn't have had a better experience. DJ Duerell was easy to communicate with, very responsive, professional and well organized. He was hands down the best vendor to plan our big day with. DJ One chance was phenomenal! I can't say enough about his performance that had our dance floor packed the whole night! Our guest unanimously voted One Chance as best DJ at any wedding and plan to follow him around local Chicago gigs. Highly recommend using this awesome teamSent on 08/01/2019
Kayla · Married on 07/20/2019
DJ D. Jones was fun, professional, and quick to respond to any and all emails/phone calls. He kept our dance floor packed the entire night! He had great suggestions. DJ D Jones kept the energy going starting with cocktail hour until the last song of the night. Thanks so much, DJ D. Jones!Sent on 07/26/2019
Yvonne · Married on 07/06/2019
We found our Prince Charming
Before starting the wedding planning process, I never imagined myself spending a lot time with selecting a DJ for our wedding. We spent about 3 months interviewing DJ's, but none of them felt like, "the one". I also realized that the DJ plays an important role in the wedding reception and that we needed the perfect person that could create the right atmosphere for our guests.Sent on 08/09/2019
We met with DJ Jones in his comfortable River North office on a Sunday afternoon. We were with him for about an hour and a half and were totally blown away by him. He came across as someone that was experienced and knowledgeable in his field.
Before the wedding, he always responded to my many emails quickly.
On the day of the wedding, he did an outstanding job at keeping our guests out on the dance floor. The dance floor was never empty and many guests commented on how well he did.
Garrick Bradley · Married on 07/05/2019
Tim was amazing! At our reception, he set the tone and kept everyone on the dance floor the entire night!Sent on 08/01/2019
Steven Quan · Married on 06/29/2019
DJ D Jones was very professional and a pleasure to work with. He is very experienced and it shows in his method and organizational skills and process. Made wedding planning smooth and he was always ready to go above and beyond to help us execute our event effectively. He is connected in the community and worked extremely well with our other vendors. We are so happy we chose him for our big day.Sent on 10/05/2019
Spark Entertainment Group's reply:Thank you for allowing myself (DJ D. Jones) and Perry Dontae (on drums) to celebrate with your family and friends!
Daniel Christman-Crook · Married on 06/28/2019
Excellent experience all around
We hired DJ D Jones based on his work at the Randolph Street Market, and he did not disappoint. He was friendly, professional, courteous, and did an excellent job at the wedding. Five stars, no question.Sent on 07/22/2019
Fatima Diabate · Married on 06/22/2019
You and your guests will be on the dance floor ALL. NIGHT.
Dj D. Jones was the very 1st vendor we booked after booking our venue space. He was recommended by the venue event coordinator, and we could not have asked for a better recommendation. Duerell is professional, responsive, easy to work with, and GREAT at keeping your dance floor packed all night. I was LITERALLY on the dance floor the entire time! We got so many compliments on how fun our big day was and have so many great momentos of our guests having a great time on the dance floor. I am African and my husband in Puerto Rican. We enjoy all types of music and Duerell was somehow able to seamlessly flow from one type of music to another in a way that kept everyone entertained all night. Duerell really enjoys connecting with wedding guests and takes his roll as an emcee seriously. We really enjoyed the energy that he brought to our wedding and would hire him all over again if we could. Thank you so much Duerell!Sent on 07/09/2019
Spark Entertainment Group's reply:Thank you for allowing me to create special wedding day memories for your family and friends! What an incredible evening!
Drew Mcmanaman · Married on 06/14/2019
Spark Entertainment Group is Amazing!
Duerell (DJ D. Jones), Tim (DJ Once Chance), and Spark Entertainment were easily the best part of our wedding! They bring an element of DJing and professionalism that I believe no other DJ's could provide. My wife and I were at a market in Chicago near Wrigleyville and nearby DJ Once Chance was DJing at a bar. Everyone outside was enjoying the music and my wife was like we need to get his card and have him DJ at our wedding! That's how we got connected with Duerell DJ D. Jones who owns Spark Entertainment Group. He made us feel so comfortable and was the best to work with. He even has an online portal that allowed us to just upload the music we wanted which made the process so easy. We also had a problem with our sound system last minute for our ceremony and the event space wanted to charge us a lot to use their sound system. We went to Duerell and he accommodated us right away at the half price. He even was there himself to set it up and play the music for us during the ceremony. We knew we could count on him for whatever we needed. Later that night DJ One Chance rocked the reception and everyone is still raving about how amazing he was. We would go with DuerelI and his team for any event and will definitely recommend him and DJ One Chance to everyone I know.Sent on 08/01/2019
Henna · Married on 06/08/2019
Dance floor packed..the entire time!
DJ D. Jones was fantastic to work with. He was very professional and responded promptly. He did a great job with helping us prepare for all our music needs for our multi-cultural, multi-day wedding festivities. He did everything from helping us make announcements, background music, and kept the dance floor full both days. I received multiple compliments from guests throughout the night about how much they enjoyed the DJ. Thank you so much DJ D. Jones for making our wedding unforgettable.Sent on 06/15/2019
Brandon Bhagat · Married on 06/01/2019
Fantastic Experience with DJ D Jones!
Duerell DJ'ed at our wedding in June 2019 and everything about working with him was great-- very on top of everything as we went through the planning, super responsive, and very helpful in general. And most importantly, he put on a great dance party for us and our guests that we received many positive comments about. Thanks, DJ D Jones! :)Sent on 06/12/2019
Thomas Boatner · Married on 05/26/2019
Had a great time and DJ djones had everyone partying. He def helped make the night come to life and he even tried out his new sparkler machines when I had a saxophonist play for me and my wife’s first dance. He’s very professional and a great personSent on 06/07/2019
Ciara · Married on 05/26/2019
Wedding 5/26/2019 with DJ. D. Jones
Where do I begin, from the moment we met with DJ Jones we knew that he was going to be the DJ for our wedding. Our initial meeting was very thorough and professional. He was very welcoming and we left our initial consultation with so many great ideas he had suggested. After booking, throughout the entire wedding planning process he was there to answer any questions we had and his response time is amazing! We met with him consistently and he even came to the rehearsal prepared with his equipment. He did an amazing job on our wedding day. He even surprised my husband and I with fireworks during our first dance. How awesome was that!! Our Gobo was amazing that he created, it was tricky and he managed to find the perfect spot for it. He rocked the dance floor the entire night!!! Thank you for your wonderful customer service and excellent skills and equipment! We couldn’t have made a better choice or decision!Sent on 07/16/2019
Abena Berry · Married on 04/13/2019
The best there is! Hire dj d jones now!
HIRE HIM NOW IF YOU WANT THE BEST!!! No competition! Duerell was the DJ/MC for my wedding on April 13th, 2019 and if I could give him 1 Billion stars I would! He is the best there is! My husband and I couldn't have hired a better DJ/MC for our wedding day! Duerell is truly unmatched! He is extremely attentive, organized, professional, and passionate. He is well versed in ALL genres of music! The first time we met with Duerell we knew we didnt need to look any further! His office space downtown is amazing and he truly caters to his clients. He has an online database that allows you to put in all the information for your wedding from how to pronounce people's names who are in the wedding party to choosing your must play songs, "play if you can" songs, don't play songs, etc. The database is extremely helpful and allows you to organize your wedding day. It also allows Duerell to know what genres you want played and dont want played at your wedding. Duerell also knows how to get everyone on the dance floor. He had EVERYONE dancing at our reception. He can cater to any audience and can hype any crowd. He wants to create you dream day and make your vision come to life and he is successful doing it! My husband and I have vowed to use Duerell for all our music needs! We will also be hiring him in 10 years for our vow renewal. He is the best, so there is no need to look further.Sent on 05/05/2019
Sj Sw · Married on 03/30/2019
We wish we could give Duerell 10 million stars. We warned Duerell that our dance floor was going to be a sweaty, amazing, and beautiful disaster because our friends and family are animals and all love to dance. We needed a DJ that could play everything from Motown to EDM to club rap and he CRUSHED it. When he played September with an added backbeat I knew he was perfect. On top of his incredible DJ skills he was one of the most professional and organized vendors we worked with. He exceeded all expectations. Highly highly highly recommend.Sent on 04/01/2019
Laura · Married on 02/22/2019
Great Wedding Experience
DJ Duerell Jones DJ-ed our wedding in September 2018 and we had a fantastic experience. Duerell was professional, flexible, and totally willing to do whatever we wanted to make our reception great. He also offered great advice and knowledge which was great because my husband and I do not have a wealth of music knowledge. I would highly recommend DJ DJ for your wedding or event!Sent on 12/04/2018
Marcus Guerra · Married on 01/19/2019
We had an eclectic mix of music, yet DJ D Jones was able to pull it off! He was able to switch from Soul and Irish Folk during dinner, to modern hip-hop, pop, and R&B when the dancing kicked off. He was flexible with us when we made adjustments to the day-of-plan. All of our guests came up to us during and after the reception and were raving about the DJ!Sent on 02/19/2019
DJ D Jones did an amazing job!
whittni · Married on 12/08/2018
Couldn’t have asked for a better DJ!
DJ D. Jones was absolutely amazing! I was so overwhelmed with everything that had to do with planning a wedding, that I asked Duerell if I really needed to make a playlist. He said that he would take care of it! I trusted him with the music choices and let me tell you, it was the best thing I could have done. He catered to the age groups and didn’t play cheesy songs like YMCA. There were ALWAYS people on the dance floor, it was fantastic. I would 100% recommend DJ D. Jones to be your wedding entertainment, he will not disappoint.Sent on 03/27/2019
Tashea Hicks · Married on 11/17/2018
I cannot express my thanks and satisfaction to DJ D Jones enough. He was a very important part of my wedding planning and wedding day. He was very responsive to phone calls and emails, helped me plan the order of my ceremony and reception, and kept me on track with the various activities the day of the wedding. He also took time out of his day to meet with me in person several times before my wedding, and provided me with custom mixes to rehearse various dances to. He kept the party rocking as well ! He was worth every penny, and I highly recommend his services.Sent on 11/28/2018
Spark Entertainment Group's reply:Thank you Tashea!
Becky · Married on 10/20/2018
Kept The Dance Floor Packed!
Duerrel was wonderful from start to finish. He was quick to respond to all of our emails and questions throughout the planning process. He makes everything super easy with an online booking system in order to make payments and sign the contract upon booking.Sent on 11/07/2018
After that, there is a great online planning tool to use to make the timeline, songs that "must be played", songs for the "do not play list" and all of your entrance and specialty dance songs. He even offers uplighting, specialty moving gobos, a beautiful white facade for the DJ booth, and several other ways to enhance his display.
We had a face to face meeting to go through our musical styles and vision for the night. He took our ideas and ran with them and the night was even better than we imagined.
He is so fun and keeps the dance floor going all night with his high energy! There was never a point in the night where the dance floor was empty. He seamlessly goes from one song to the next without skipping a beat. It seemed that each song was better than the last.
If you have any questions at all, just book with DJ Jones! I promise you won't regret it.
Thank you Duerrel, for literally being the life of the party!
Spark Entertainment Group's reply:Becky, where can I start? Should I talk about the incredible incredible decor? Should I talk about the awesome venue? Your wedding was an incredible experience. Thank you for trusting me to keep your dance floor packed! Best wishes!