94 Reviews for The Local DJ
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Chad should probably just go ahead change his business name to The Perfect DJ, because that's what he was for our wedding. Everything about working with him was so easy, and he is really true to his word when he says he does not play cheesy music, with not a YMCA or a Cha Cha Slide to be seen at our reception! He managed to take a Spotify playlist of about 20 songs that we chose, with musical styles all over the place, and created an entire wedding's worth of music where we loved every song. He managed requests from our guests perfectly and guided the reception along in a way that was both totally organized and completely unobtrusive. A good part of our guests were on the dance floor from the minute the music started until closing time.
Chad DJ'd our wedding and was great! He was very communicative and responsive leading up to the wedding and happy to help with some of my specific requests. He made the party great and the guests had a blast dancing the night away!
Chad was awesome! He started off with a mo-town vibe during dinner and our guests were digging it. Then the real party started! The music choices were spot on and everyone had a blast! He was super flexible when we changed the schedule up a bit and overall just highly recommend.
Chad is a freaking rockstar. I got the feeling after talking to him that we wouldn't have to be super involved to have a pretty magical night. We erred to the side of being "un-involved" in the playlist creation, because in our conversations with him, we could tell Chad knew better about what people wanted to hear than we do. This is saying something as I used to produce records for a living. His playlist was pure fire. People danced for hours non-stop, and when we tried to leave they begged us to stay so the dancing could continue!
His gear is absolutely top-notch professional equipment, for dancing, this matters a lot since you want the music not just to sound good but to feel good. He also did a brilliant job facilitating the toasts and MC-ing the event in general.
At the end of the day, Chad made everybody there have a blast. He also seemed to have a blast himself, which is more than you could ask for. A++++
Chad did a great job of keeping the dance floor alive!
Chad is amazing and gets our highest recommendation! He has a totally laid-back demeanor while remaining on top of his game. He is incredibly easy to work with and got it all right in terms of utilizing our music selections, timing our reception entrance perfectly with the music, and was able to get a good feel for the crowd. He provided our ceremony music, lapel mic for the officiant and reception music. Great DJ and great person!
Chad was awesome from beginning to end. Great communication, flexible with our playlist (especially the night of) and most importantly - got everyone dancing. So happy to have found him! We had an awesome time and I would highly recommend him if you're looking for the same. Thank you so much, Chad!
Chad was one of the best parts of my now husband and I's wedding this September. Words can't describe how grateful we were to have him there. If I were to sum up our experience of working with him, I would say that he is versatile and energetic. He was able to choose the perfect songs for different points in the night and really read what the crowd would want in those moments. Nothing ever felt out of place as it all matched seamlessly with the environment, mood and people.
Almost everyone was dancing at our wedding and we had to practically kick people out because they wanted to keep the party going. There was never a dull song or moment and each time you stepped off the dance floor to grab a drink, the next song would come on and pull you back in.
Thank you Chad!!! The night would have not been the same without you.
Echoing what everyone has written here - Chad is a fantastic DJ. He was accommodating, professional and super easy to work with. He did a fantastic job keeping the party and dancing going!! Pricing is super reasonable too!
Chad (The Local DJ) was so great to work with! We gave him a just few songs we wanted him to play and with that knowledge, he was able to create a super fun playlist for the whole night. He got our guests on the dance floor with some great hits and was able to keep them there all night. During the reception, we had some specially requested songs that were a little odd and he played them no problem! Prior to the wedding, Chad was so easy to communicate with. He's so laid back and accommodating. We cannot recommend The Local DJ more!
Chad was the absolute man, and a total pleasure to work with. From the time leading up the the wedding, when he worked with us to figure out what we wanted (and didn't want) played, to the wedding night itself, we could always count on Chad. His flexibility is unparalleled. During our first dance, I realized our song was too long and we'd run out of dance moves. All it took was a quick glance at Chad and a mutual nod, such that he knew when I went in for the dip about 75% through the song, to fade out the music perfectly. Later on my mom had a slow song request... the party was pretty wild at that point so Chad asked what I preferred, playing the song at that time or waiting for the walk out to better match the mood of the party. Incredibly thoughtful, great awareness, and fantastic song choices. 10/10 for Chad and would definitely book him again.
Don't hire anyone else other than Chad, unless you're one of those people who hates fun and likes to worry about things. The only negative to working with Chad is that he has everything on such lock down that it's disarming how calm he is through the process. We came at him with with a variety of requests, including a few things he had never done before (including splicing in karaoke and live streaming the Derby from a cell phone) and all he would do is just look around and go "yup, no problem." That was his only response to everything because he handled EVERYTHING, no problem. He was on time to set up and brought everything he needed or may have needed. He had pro insight on where he should be and how things should go (just trust him, he's right). I was deadset on giving him an exhaustive playlist to choose from but as time got away from me I just gave him an outline of genre and artists and he KILLED IT. Music I hadn't heard of yet, songs I wouldn't have thought to include, he took our 150 guests on a journey from drinks to dinner to mingling to old folks dancing to warming up the dance floor and finishing out with an epic dance party. My drunk father even knocked over his fancy light bar thing and he wasn't even mad about it, at least that he showed, and that's what counts. And at the end of the night when things were breaking down, I asked what help he needed and he said none, he had it, and a little while later I looked up and he had disappeared just as gracefully as he had entered. I'll be honest, I'm an asshole about music and can be difficult to work with, but I can't find anything negative to say about working with Chad other than he is so good it's hard to prepare for. Just book him and let it happen.
Chad was recommended to us by our planner and he came highly recommended on all review sites I saw so we were not worried at all. We were right not to be worried because he did an amazing job! He used songs I specifically wanted to be played and curated a playlist that kept people dancing all night! There is always a worry in the back of a bride's mind that people will not dance or everyone will leave early - this will not happen with Chad! The music during the ceremony went very smoothly as well. The transitions were great and made me feel comfortable during the scary task of walking down the aisle. I would highly recommend Chad for any events in the future!
Chad was a DREAM to work with. He was the DJ for a friend's wedding back in 2015 and that's how I found him. He did an initial consult with us before the wedding and was so easy to work with. We gave him a huge list of songs and he did a great job finding our music style from the list. He worked very well with out Wedding Coordinator and we could not have asked for better service!
One of the most flexible, professional and fun DJs we've ever had - a complete hit with our audience!
Chad is THE BEST. I'm a sound designer myself, and people kept asking me if I chose all the party music myself... that's how good it was, and speaks to how Chad really gets to know his clients. He's incredibly professional and made us feel so at ease. He did a beautiful edit of our reception walk out music. A million thumbs up for DJ Chad!
Chad, thank you so much for the AMAZING time that was had by all at our wedding. The ceremony was flawless, and the music that was played during dinner was fantastic. Then we hit the dance portion of the night, which was honestly the best dance party I have EVER been to. Every song was such a good pick, and when I wasn't on the dance floor for whatever reason, I really felt like I was missing out. I only wish that the night had lasted 3 more hours so we could dance more. The lights and the glowsticks were an added and amazing bonus. What a great time!!!!
Chad was an amazing DJ! We had such a great time at our wedding, and the dance floor was full the entire night!! I would recommend Chad to anyone looking for a DJ for any type of event!
Chad was amazing! He made everything so incredibly easy that the music was probably the least stressful part of the event. He sent us an online form for us to share all of our specific requests that we could go back and update or change at any time. The best part really was that we could create a Spotify list and share it with him so he knew exactly what we wanted to hear. He was flexible with the way we wanted to handle the ceremony. He really listened to what was important to us and the tone we wanted to set. He was great about going with the flow later in the night taking requests from our friends. I even had a guest at the wedding tell me this was the second time they had seen him and that he was super nice and did a great job. I would hire him over and over again-awesome experience. Thanks, Chad!
Hire Chad....now. The most down-to-earth, laid-back guy with an awesome ear for music and a talent for reading a crowd. I can't thank Chad enough for giving us one heck of a party last month! My family and friends alike could not stop talking about how much fun they had out on the dance floor at our wedding. We had some people who never left once the music got going! Chad has an uncanny ability to read the crowd and get a sense for the kind of music people want to hear, when to slow things down, etc. Chad was a pleasure to talk to on the phone when my husband and I were still looking for vendors, and he was very flexible in how to approach DJing our wedding which was great -- he had the confidence to take a few of our song suggestions and run with it, and he was also comfortable playing off of a pre-made playlist....and everything in-between. We opted for the former option and we're glad we did -- this guy knows what he's doing! Thank you for giving us a night to remember, Chad.
The Local DJ! You absolutely helped make our wedding the most memorable and enjoyable day we could have imagined! From the beginning, you were so easy to work with, providing ideas and a sense of calmness that was so very helpful for a stressed bride! You also were able to perfectly handle and collaborate music requests from multiple people ...... successfully blending the musical preferences of the whole family!!! For the ceremony and reception's music, we can't even express how perfect everything was! We received many, many compliments on how much they loved the music, how well everything flowed, and how much of a party it all was! Thank you again for all you did!!! - Meredith & Chris
Our experience with The Local DJ was beyond expectations! Chad kept time for us and moved the reception along executing all the major movements in the schedule. My husband and I are from different undergrads and hometowns/states, so our wedding guest list included a lot of different groups of friends and family that did not know one another. Chad created an open and fun environment where all these groups of people could feel comfortable and unrestricted to dance and move about the dance floor. Everyone was dancing with everyone and the whole vibe was lively and spirited. Many friends told me that they had an amazing time and the dancing was their favorite part. He did a wonderful job reflecting our music tastes as well!
Chad did an absolute amazing job at our wedding! I never had the chance to meet Chad before our actual wedding day due to being in different cities but his communication was amazing and when we finally met he greeted me with the biggest hug like we had known each other for years. The reception music was perfect, he played just the right amount of all different music styles and kept the party going on all night. If I had to ask my guests what their favorite part was I can guarantee you that they will say when Chad brought out the glow sticks. The party was already amazing and the glow sticks added extra fun and got the party going even more. I totally recommended him for doing anyone's party!
Thanks so much for all you did!
Katie and Brandon Wagner
Chad is the business! He is a friendly approachable guy who is super flexible and genuinely wants your input. He put together an amazing set for the wedding and our guests were constantly on the dance floor. As soon as I booked with him I could instantly "tick it off my list". He has a super easy payment plan and everything being simple and straight forward was a God send. I have never seen so many adults go crazy over glow sticks. He is a great time and great at his job, stop reading and just book him already!
Chad MUST BE your pick for a DJ. Working with him was a joy as we were planning our wedding. My husband and I love music and Chad knew just what our wedding needed, both for the ceremony and reception, tailoring our song selection superbly. He is professional but fun and I felt completely confident in his technical skill and musical knowledge. One of the best things about Chad is that he knows music and he also know people. He can read a crowd like no one I've ever seen. The dance floor was always full. My guests all raved to me about the evening and how much fun they had on the dance floor. The music was so good, the serving staff not only commented about it but joined in on the merriment. The people you work with for your wedding are so important and I couldn't recommend Chad more highly.