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1st in Entertainment

Calgary , AB

LOCATION

1327 21Ave NW
Calgary, AB CA T2M 1L5 (map)

PHONE

403-619-4122

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Since 2002, 1st in Entertainment Disc Jockeys has been combining great service and superior quality to bring you the best value. Our goal is to offer top quality, reliable DJ services at... Read more
Since 2002, 1st in Entertainment Disc Jockeys has been combining great service and superior quality to bring you the best value. Our goal is to offer top quality, reliable DJ services at highly competitive prices. We take great pride in exceeding our clients' expectations time and time again.
True Professionals

1st in Entertainment is owned and operated by Sean Goebel and Nolan Sontag. Sean is a graduate from the University of Calgary music program and an active local musician. Nolan has a joint degree in commerce and psychology at the University of Calgary. Sean and Nolan value integrity, honesty, reliability and service. 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, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
No

REVIEWS

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Frank
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
The party was a bit slow getting started and Sean did an excellent job of nudging us towards the dancing! Thanks so much for helping get people moved off the dance floor so we could set it up!
The party was a bit slow getting started and Sean did an excellent job of nudging us towards the dancing! Thanks so much Read more...
The party was a bit slow getting started and Sean did an excellent job of nudging us towards the dancing! Thanks so much for helping get people moved off the dance floor so we could set it up! Read less
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Morgan
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Great mix of music for the people attending the event. Sean was outstanding!
Great mix of music for the people attending the event. Sean was outstanding!
Great mix of music for the people attending the event. Sean was outstanding! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Sean was an extremely positive, responsive professional who worked well with us throughout planning and on the night of our wedding. He read the crowd extremely well and we were thrilled with his work. We would recommend Sean and 1st in Entertainment to anyone looking for a wedding or special events DJ. The price was also fantastic.
Sean was an extremely positive, responsive professional who worked well with us throughout planning and on the night of Read more...
Sean was an extremely positive, responsive professional who worked well with us throughout planning and on the night of our wedding. He read the crowd extremely well and we were thrilled with his work. We would recommend Sean and 1st in Entertainment to anyone looking for a wedding or special events DJ. The price was also fantastic. Read less
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Sean
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
I left important song selections up to Sean and I don't think he could have picked more fitting songs for us. He was very outgoing with the group we had and didn't hesitate to switch up the songs if there was no one dancing, which I really liked. I also requested a specific version of a song to be played live and it was perfect! "Over the Rainbow" was performed perfectly as well. We also received a unexpected surprised when Sean sang "1000 Miles" live for the dancers. Everyone loved it and I heard about it for weeks! I couldn't have asked for a better DJ for my wedding and I will suggest to any friends/family that are looking for a DJ in the future. Thanks again Nolan, couldn't have asked for better!!!
I left important song selections up to Sean and I don't think he could have picked more fitting songs for us. He was very Read more...
I left important song selections up to Sean and I don't think he could have picked more fitting songs for us. He was very outgoing with the group we had and didn't hesitate to switch up the songs if there was no one dancing, which I really liked. I also requested a specific version of a song to be played live and it was perfect! "Over the Rainbow" was performed perfectly as well. We also received a unexpected surprised when Sean sang "1000 Miles" live for the dancers. Everyone loved it and I heard about it for weeks! I couldn't have asked for a better DJ for my wedding and I will suggest to any friends/family that are looking for a DJ in the future. Thanks again Nolan, couldn't have asked for better!!! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
My sister asked Nolan to play an Enrique Iglesias song and he was very up front in telling her that he only had the uncut version. Trish was extremely grateful that he told her ahead of time, as she chose not to have it played because we had a group of young kids, some smaller children, and several older people at our dance. In fact, she called Nolan 'gracious' and helpful!

We also found Nolan very understanding, especially when he had to wait for 1/2 an hour (with us) until the person with the key arrived to open the hall door. He never grumbled or made us feel badly about the mix-up.

We were extremely impressed with the pricing for your services. We couldn't afford a lot, and our daughter had decided to just use an iPod for the dance. I checked out DJ's and 1st in Entertainment was the best price and- ultimately- the BEST music!

We were very impressed with the incredible choice of songs, and the fact that Nolan offered to let our small band (who did 5 songs for the Bride and Groom) plug into the sound system, made me feel really comfortable. I sure wish we'd have taken him up on his offer! Our dance floor was full the entire night and everyone had a wonderful time. We are still hearing compliments about the great music, and I will DEFINITELY recommend 1st in Entertainment to anyone needing a DJ. In fact, if we put on another function, you're hired!

Thanks for the fabulous evening, Nolan- it was everything we hoped for!
My sister asked Nolan to play an Enrique Iglesias song and he was very up front in telling her that he only had the uncut Read more...
My sister asked Nolan to play an Enrique Iglesias song and he was very up front in telling her that he only had the uncut version. Trish was extremely grateful that he told her ahead of time, as she chose not to have it played because we had a group of young kids, some smaller children, and several older people at our dance. In fact, she called Nolan 'gracious' and helpful!

We also found Nolan very understanding, especially when he had to wait for 1/2 an hour (with us) until the person with the key arrived to open the hall door. He never grumbled or made us feel badly about the mix-up.

We were extremely impressed with the pricing for your services. We couldn't afford a lot, and our daughter had decided to just use an iPod for the dance. I checked out DJ's and 1st in Entertainment was the best price and- ultimately- the BEST music!

We were very impressed with the incredible choice of songs, and the fact that Nolan offered to let our small band (who did 5 songs for the Bride and Groom) plug into the sound system, made me feel really comfortable. I sure wish we'd have taken him up on his offer! Our dance floor was full the entire night and everyone had a wonderful time. We are still hearing compliments about the great music, and I will DEFINITELY recommend 1st in Entertainment to anyone needing a DJ. In fact, if we put on another function, you're hired!

Thanks for the fabulous evening, Nolan- it was everything we hoped for! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I am very particular about music and didn't want requests or top hits. Sean was amazing and followed the genres and bands I liked and it really made the night. I am super grateful to have had such an easy going DJ and someone that was so willing to follow my requests.
I am very particular about music and didn't want requests or top hits. Sean was amazing and followed the genres and bands Read more...
I am very particular about music and didn't want requests or top hits. Sean was amazing and followed the genres and bands I liked and it really made the night. I am super grateful to have had such an easy going DJ and someone that was so willing to follow my requests. Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Sean did a great job coordinating and playing with our ceremony musicians (three piece jazz ensemble). We had an idea only of the songs we wanted and Sean helped us pick the best instruments and found top notch musicians for us at a price that was way more than reasonable. It sounded fantastic!
Sean did a great job coordinating and playing with our ceremony musicians (three piece jazz ensemble). We had an idea only Read more...
Sean did a great job coordinating and playing with our ceremony musicians (three piece jazz ensemble). We had an idea only of the songs we wanted and Sean helped us pick the best instruments and found top notch musicians for us at a price that was way more than reasonable. It sounded fantastic! Read less
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Selina
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
I liked how Sean took the time to get a feel of the crowd and the music that they liked to hear. He played everyone's requests. I received a lot of compliments for him from my guests. Text message requesting was a hit!
I liked how Sean took the time to get a feel of the crowd and the music that they liked to hear. He played everyone's Read more...
I liked how Sean took the time to get a feel of the crowd and the music that they liked to hear. He played everyone's requests. I received a lot of compliments for him from my guests. Text message requesting was a hit! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
My sister asked Nolan to play an Enrique Iglesias song and he was very up front in telling her that he only had the uncut version. Trish was extremely grateful that he told her ahead of time, as she chose not to have it played because we had a group of young kids, some smaller children, and several older people at our dance. In fact, she called Nolan 'gracious' and helpful! We also found Nolan very understanding, especially when he had to wait for 1/2 an hour (with us) until the person with the key arrived to open the hall door. He never grumbled or made us feel badly about the mix-up. We were extremely impressed with the pricing for your services. We couldn't afford a lot, and our daughter had decided to just use an iPod for the dance. I checked out DJ's and 1st in Entertainment was the best price and- ultimately- the BEST music! We were very impressed with the incredible choice of songs, and the fact that Nolan offered to let our small band (who did 5 songs for the Bride and Groom) plug into the sound system, made me feel really comfortable. I sure wish we'd have taken him up on his offer! Our dance floor was full the entire night and everyone had a wonderful time. We are still hearing compliments about the great music, and I will DEFINITELY recommend 1st in Entertainment to anyone needing a DJ. In fact, if we put on another function, you're hired! Thanks for the fabulous evening, Nolan- it was everything we hoped for!
My sister asked Nolan to play an Enrique Iglesias song and he was very up front in telling her that he only had the uncut Read more...
My sister asked Nolan to play an Enrique Iglesias song and he was very up front in telling her that he only had the uncut version. Trish was extremely grateful that he told her ahead of time, as she chose not to have it played because we had a group of young kids, some smaller children, and several older people at our dance. In fact, she called Nolan 'gracious' and helpful! We also found Nolan very understanding, especially when he had to wait for 1/2 an hour (with us) until the person with the key arrived to open the hall door. He never grumbled or made us feel badly about the mix-up. We were extremely impressed with the pricing for your services. We couldn't afford a lot, and our daughter had decided to just use an iPod for the dance. I checked out DJ's and 1st in Entertainment was the best price and- ultimately- the BEST music! We were very impressed with the incredible choice of songs, and the fact that Nolan offered to let our small band (who did 5 songs for the Bride and Groom) plug into the sound system, made me feel really comfortable. I sure wish we'd have taken him up on his offer! Our dance floor was full the entire night and everyone had a wonderful time. We are still hearing compliments about the great music, and I will DEFINITELY recommend 1st in Entertainment to anyone needing a DJ. In fact, if we put on another function, you're hired! Thanks for the fabulous evening, Nolan- it was everything we hoped for! Read less
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Janine
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Nolan made it an extremely easy process. Communication was great, and he gave us a great deal on such short notice!
Nolan made it an extremely easy process. Communication was great, and he gave us a great deal on such short notice!
Nolan made it an extremely easy process. Communication was great, and he gave us a great deal on such short notice! Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.8/5.0
Professional, confident setup that left me with no worries at all. Sean knew what he was doing, and despite the windy day, setup the audio system perfectly for the outdoor portion of the show. The ambient lighting he recommended was perfect for the venue and our decor.
Professional, confident setup that left me with no worries at all. Sean knew what he was doing, and despite the windy day, Read more...
Professional, confident setup that left me with no worries at all. Sean knew what he was doing, and despite the windy day, setup the audio system perfectly for the outdoor portion of the show. The ambient lighting he recommended was perfect for the venue and our decor. Read less
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Sheena
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.8/5.0
We were so happy with Nolan, he was great and played everything we asked. Our guest particularly enjoyed text message requesting.
We were so happy with Nolan, he was great and played everything we asked. Our guest particularly enjoyed text message Read more...
We were so happy with Nolan, he was great and played everything we asked. Our guest particularly enjoyed text message requesting. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/27/2011
4.8/5.0
Sean helped MC when ours was too intoxicated. Also great assistance with the entertainers.Overall good experience.
Sean helped MC when ours was too intoxicated. Also great assistance with the entertainers.Overall good experience.
Sean helped MC when ours was too intoxicated. Also great assistance with the entertainers.Overall good experience. Read less
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Meagan
Wedding:
1/19/2013
4.6/5.0
Eve was very professional and understanding when dealing with the bride and groom's requests. Especially at the wedding when the announcements were just being fed to her as I was thinking of them. The music selection was awesome, the dance floor was often full and when it wasn't she switched songs to get the guests back up.

It was easy, we met with our DJ, Eve, prior to the wedding to discuss preferences and had lots of people dancing! Dance music for reception was a perfect fit! In terms of the dancers in our crowd, there was something for everyone. The music for the reception was very well coordinated with all the pieces falling into place when they should.
Eve was very professional and understanding when dealing with the bride and groom's requests. Especially at the wedding Read more...
Eve was very professional and understanding when dealing with the bride and groom's requests. Especially at the wedding when the announcements were just being fed to her as I was thinking of them. The music selection was awesome, the dance floor was often full and when it wasn't she switched songs to get the guests back up.

It was easy, we met with our DJ, Eve, prior to the wedding to discuss preferences and had lots of people dancing! Dance music for reception was a perfect fit! In terms of the dancers in our crowd, there was something for everyone. The music for the reception was very well coordinated with all the pieces falling into place when they should. Read less
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Kelsey
Wedding:
5/21/2011
1.6/5.0
We did not have a very good experience with this DJ company on our recent wedding. It was hard to communicate with them in the planning process, then we had asked for mostly top charts hip music, because our wedding consisted of mostly younger people. They played oldies all night.. Most people left early because they were getting bored. They played our "last dance" song in the middle of the night. During our first dance, the sound quality was so bad we had to ask them to fix it.
The list goes on... They were not worth the price, we would have had a better time with just having an ipod playing.
We did not have a very good experience with this DJ company on our recent wedding. It was hard to communicate with them in Read more...
We did not have a very good experience with this DJ company on our recent wedding. It was hard to communicate with them in the planning process, then we had asked for mostly top charts hip music, because our wedding consisted of mostly younger people. They played oldies all night.. Most people left early because they were getting bored. They played our "last dance" song in the middle of the night. During our first dance, the sound quality was so bad we had to ask them to fix it.
The list goes on... They were not worth the price, we would have had a better time with just having an ipod playing. Read less
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