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1st DJs

Columbia , MD
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LOCATION

5430 Lynx Lane
Columbia, MD US 21045 (map)

PHONE

800-311-4135

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

1st DJs has been serving the Greater Metropolitan area and points up and down the Atlantic Coast since 1989. Founded by one of the original members of Creative Entertainment, and teamed... Read more
1st DJs has been serving the Greater Metropolitan area and points up and down the Atlantic Coast since 1989. Founded by one of the original members of Creative Entertainment, and teamed with experienced, professional as well as hip young djs, 1st DJs offers experience that can't be topped. We specialize in Weddings, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, School Dances and more. We perform at ove 500 weddings per year. We are a multi op company with over 25 DJ Entertainers that work exclusively for 1st DJs. We specialize in Simple, Affordable, Fun events. We offer award winning planning tools, and DJs who aren't "creepy" or old enough to be the bride's father, or grandfather. We keep events moving and offer complete customer satisfaction.
The other great thing about 1st DJs is we don't hide behind a website, our rates for services are published plain as day on our website at http://www.1stdjs.com Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Arianne
Wedding:
10/23/2010
0.1/5.0
I should have known that their rates were too good to be true.

It states on the 1st DJs website that you receive $200 off if you book before a certain date. I booked my date with this business well in advance. I was told to mail my deposit ($200) to a different address from what the website says. I was also told to make the check out to Kyle Sandler, not 1st DJs. I had already mailed the check before I realized this. First red flag. I emailed Kip August (the owner) about this and he reassured me that Kyle was his cousin and an employee of his. I spoke with Kyle about this, and he told me that the address on the website is not an actual office. It is a storage unit.

At that point, I decided to conduct a little research on 1st DJs. The following is just a list of what I've found:

- Kyle August, Kip Augustine, and Kyle Sandler are all the same person.
- Kyle Sandler was a partner of a DJ business in Greensboro, NC. The name of the business in 1stcarolinaDJs.com. They have an F rating with the BBB due to numerous unanswered complaints.

Two weeks before my wedding, I continuously called and emailed Kyle Sandler in order to meet with him to discuss the details of the wedding. Not once did I meet him or discuss what I wanted. Needless to say, I was getting very worried.

Three days before my wedding, I found out (through my own research) that Kyle Snadler had a trial date with the Maryland District Court in Rockville. The result of that trial was that he had been committed! I was never informed of any of this!

I checked with the District Court the next day, and I was informed that Kyle had been released from commitment. I assumed that he would still perform at my wedding. I continued to email and call Kyle until the day before my wedding, to no avail. I contacted my wedding coordinator immediately. Fortunately, she was able to get a reputable DJ company to play at my wedding. I ended up paying triple the price for the last minute services, and I am still out my deposit to 1st DJs.

He never showed up at my wedding. Thank God I had someone else booked.

After the wedding, I called and emailed Kyle in an attempt to be refunded for my deposit. Nothing. I have threatened to take Mr. Sandler to court, which I still have the option of doing.

Don't fall for this scam. I am so glad that he only got a deposit out of me. Overall, I spent $1500 on DJs services.
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abutler
Wedding:
9/18/2010
4.9/5.0
Just make sure you verify your super special songs with your DJ. Other than that great service for an even better price!!
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April
Wedding:
6/26/2010
4.8/5.0
Loved Kyle, he did a great job getting back to my questions and managed to keep everyone on the dance floor.
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Karen
Wedding:
3/6/2010
4.6/5.0
1st Djs was very helpful during a mad rush to find a new DJ. We had originally booked with a DJ we found on Craigslist and 2 weeks before our wedding he had told us he had broken his leg and would not be able to make it. We called 1st Djs who was able to juggle their schedule around and fix up our mix up with the DJ.

We met with Kyle August the Manager and our DJ Barry the day we booked and knew they had the experience to take over where the other dj left off. Their online planning system was very user friendly and we were able to have the wedding we originally planned.

I would definitely recommend 1st Djs.

Karen
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