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74 Events - Gary Hoffmann

Brooklyn , NY
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Brooklyn, NY US 11217 (map)

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917-745-3368

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ABOUT US

74 Events is a New York City DJ company offering services throughout the tri state area. Our DJs work with you to customize around your musical preferences. All of our 74 Events staff... Read more
74 Events is a New York City DJ company offering services throughout the tri state area. Our DJs work with you to customize around your musical preferences. All of our 74 Events staff members are comfortable with any genre or style. Obscure to Top 40, Bollywood to Bachata, hip hop to hardcore, whatever you need, we can do it!

All of the emphasis is on the music, dance floor, and our clients. You can count on a clever and fun set list, a packed dance floor and focused customer service from the moment you contact us until the last song of the night. Read less
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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, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
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Chelsie
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
It was an absolute pleasure working with 74 Events. DJ Gary is one of the most professional, prompt, and kind vendors I worked with throughout the entire wedding process. 74 Events made everything easy, from our first meeting to the night of the wedding. I would recommend 74 Events to any bride!
It was an absolute pleasure working with 74 Events. DJ Gary is one of the most professional, prompt, and kind vendors I Read more...
It was an absolute pleasure working with 74 Events. DJ Gary is one of the most professional, prompt, and kind vendors I worked with throughout the entire wedding process. 74 Events made everything easy, from our first meeting to the night of the wedding. I would recommend 74 Events to any bride! Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Sean was excellent. Gary was helpful and set up a convenient initial meeting, he was booked so we met with Sean. Sean was friendly and kind. He was more than happy to accommodate our musical choices. Both Sean and Gary gave us really good ideas about the flow of the reception. Our guest dance through-out the night. I can not recommend Sean enough, he is so professional and talented. :-)
Sean was excellent. Gary was helpful and set up a convenient initial meeting, he was booked so we met with Sean. Sean was Read more...
Sean was excellent. Gary was helpful and set up a convenient initial meeting, he was booked so we met with Sean. Sean was friendly and kind. He was more than happy to accommodate our musical choices. Both Sean and Gary gave us really good ideas about the flow of the reception. Our guest dance through-out the night. I can not recommend Sean enough, he is so professional and talented. :-) Read less
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Marissa
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Rob was an awesome DJ! He was very easy to work with and very accommodating to our needs and requests. Everyone at our wedding was dancing all night! Highly recommended!
Rob was an awesome DJ! He was very easy to work with and very accommodating to our needs and requests. Everyone at our Read more...
Rob was an awesome DJ! He was very easy to work with and very accommodating to our needs and requests. Everyone at our wedding was dancing all night! Highly recommended! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Ben & Gary are awesome!!!!! We danced all night :)
Ben & Gary are awesome!!!!! We danced all night :)
Ben & Gary are awesome!!!!! We danced all night :) Read less
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Daniela
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Gary and James was an absolute pleasure. We were consistently impressed by their professionalism, warmth, and amazing vibes. Working with 74Events was a peaceful and easy experience amongst a whirlwind of wedding planning.

The wedding music itself was also an absolute blast! We would recommend 74Events hands down to all folks seeking a DJ. AMAZING!
Working with Gary and James was an absolute pleasure. We were consistently impressed by their professionalism, warmth, and Read more...
Working with Gary and James was an absolute pleasure. We were consistently impressed by their professionalism, warmth, and amazing vibes. Working with 74Events was a peaceful and easy experience amongst a whirlwind of wedding planning.

The wedding music itself was also an absolute blast! We would recommend 74Events hands down to all folks seeking a DJ. AMAZING! Read less
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Samantha + Lee
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
There is no reason to look any further, ask Gary and 74 Events to join you at your wedding, or any other event for which you require awesome music and extremely professional service. We worked with Jay McElfresh, who was incredible. Gary guided us through the whole planning process with a calm demeanor which really helped to put us at ease, because as you may know, wedding planning can be a little stressful. From our first meeting, we could tell that Gary and Jay would stay on top of every detail and make sure that we had the wedding of our dreams! (which we did!!!!!)
There is no reason to look any further, ask Gary and 74 Events to join you at your wedding, or any other event for which Read more...
There is no reason to look any further, ask Gary and 74 Events to join you at your wedding, or any other event for which you require awesome music and extremely professional service. We worked with Jay McElfresh, who was incredible. Gary guided us through the whole planning process with a calm demeanor which really helped to put us at ease, because as you may know, wedding planning can be a little stressful. From our first meeting, we could tell that Gary and Jay would stay on top of every detail and make sure that we had the wedding of our dreams! (which we did!!!!!) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Duane Harriott was amazing-- highly professional and kept the crowd going all night. We've had many comments from our guests raving about the music. Gary Hoffman was terrific to work with- the most organized vendor we've worked with during our wedding! We'd definitely recommend Gary and Duane to others-- they were invaluable in making our wedding such a wonderful experience.
Duane Harriott was amazing-- highly professional and kept the crowd going all night. We've had many comments from our Read more...
Duane Harriott was amazing-- highly professional and kept the crowd going all night. We've had many comments from our guests raving about the music. Gary Hoffman was terrific to work with- the most organized vendor we've worked with during our wedding! We'd definitely recommend Gary and Duane to others-- they were invaluable in making our wedding such a wonderful experience. Read less
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Chelsey
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience with Gary Hoffmann (for coordination) and Ben Carlin (DJ) at 74 Events. Because we live in San Francisco and were getting married in New Jersey, we emailed back and forth and arranged a couple of Skype calls to make sure we had all the details worked out. Gary was our point person for coordinating, and he was really proactive about everything, which was great because we didn't have a wedding coordinator. He had us fill out a worksheet so he and Ben could get a sense of what type of music we liked and what our must play songs were, as well as so Ben would know what the flow for the evening was.

On the day of the wedding, Ben was our DJ for our two ceremonies (Western and Hindu), cocktail hour, and reception. He did a great job of being flexible with the locations for the events, since we were originally planning to do the ceremony and cocktail hour outside and ended up doing them inside because of rain. We loved the music at both the cocktail hour and the reception and thought he did a great job of capturing our musical taste. At the reception, he kept all the guests on the dance floor for the whole night and we got a bunch of compliments on the DJ's music selections. When the night was over, all our guests begged for an encore and after getting the OK from the venue, he played "We are Young" by Fun, which was the perfect ending to an amazing evening.

We were so happy with the music at our wedding and can't thank Gary and Ben enough!
We had a great experience with Gary Hoffmann (for coordination) and Ben Carlin (DJ) at 74 Events. Because we live in San Read more...
We had a great experience with Gary Hoffmann (for coordination) and Ben Carlin (DJ) at 74 Events. Because we live in San Francisco and were getting married in New Jersey, we emailed back and forth and arranged a couple of Skype calls to make sure we had all the details worked out. Gary was our point person for coordinating, and he was really proactive about everything, which was great because we didn't have a wedding coordinator. He had us fill out a worksheet so he and Ben could get a sense of what type of music we liked and what our must play songs were, as well as so Ben would know what the flow for the evening was.

On the day of the wedding, Ben was our DJ for our two ceremonies (Western and Hindu), cocktail hour, and reception. He did a great job of being flexible with the locations for the events, since we were originally planning to do the ceremony and cocktail hour outside and ended up doing them inside because of rain. We loved the music at both the cocktail hour and the reception and thought he did a great job of capturing our musical taste. At the reception, he kept all the guests on the dance floor for the whole night and we got a bunch of compliments on the DJ's music selections. When the night was over, all our guests begged for an encore and after getting the OK from the venue, he played "We are Young" by Fun, which was the perfect ending to an amazing evening.

We were so happy with the music at our wedding and can't thank Gary and Ben enough! Read less
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sandy
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Hiring Gary and our DJ Mikey Palms was the best decision i made when picking wedding vendors. The team is extremely professional and competent. We had a relatively small wedding (82 people), hence my biggest concern was to keep people on the dance floor. Mike did just that - he knows the crowd, and thanks to him everyone was on the dance floor until the end of the night (and would have stayed longer if the venue had been open until morning). The DJ really made the night a fun one!! As a side note, the most common comment at brunch the next day was how good the DJ was....Gary and his team are excellent, i could not recommend them enough.
Hiring Gary and our DJ Mikey Palms was the best decision i made when picking wedding vendors. The team is extremely Read more...
Hiring Gary and our DJ Mikey Palms was the best decision i made when picking wedding vendors. The team is extremely professional and competent. We had a relatively small wedding (82 people), hence my biggest concern was to keep people on the dance floor. Mike did just that - he knows the crowd, and thanks to him everyone was on the dance floor until the end of the night (and would have stayed longer if the venue had been open until morning). The DJ really made the night a fun one!! As a side note, the most common comment at brunch the next day was how good the DJ was....Gary and his team are excellent, i could not recommend them enough. Read less
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Christie
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
DJ Ben Goldfarb was our DJ for our wedding in September. Gary and Ben were true professionals. Gary was very helpful and responsive through the whole process, communicating through e-mail and was very quick to respond. Gary was also really knowledgable about our venue and provided input for our day in terms of our timeline and song ideas. Very experienced team to work with and we didn't have to worry about a thing. They were very personable and very pleasant to work with. We couldn't have been happier with our DJ choice.
DJ Ben Goldfarb was our DJ for our wedding in September. Gary and Ben were true professionals. Gary was very helpful and Read more...
DJ Ben Goldfarb was our DJ for our wedding in September. Gary and Ben were true professionals. Gary was very helpful and responsive through the whole process, communicating through e-mail and was very quick to respond. Gary was also really knowledgable about our venue and provided input for our day in terms of our timeline and song ideas. Very experienced team to work with and we didn't have to worry about a thing. They were very personable and very pleasant to work with. We couldn't have been happier with our DJ choice. Read less
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Tony
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Gary Hoffmann of 74 Events DJ'd our wedding at the Foundry in Long Island City and completely exceeded all of our expectations. He was very professional in all communication, and made some great recommendations and suggestions for how to make the evening flow the way we wanted it to.

The music was amazing. The flow was great and he kept people on the dance floor all night. Several guests commented on how great the music was and our families really appreciated him going out of his way to introduce himself and let them know when they were needed for the father/daughter and mother/son dances.
Gary Hoffmann of 74 Events DJ'd our wedding at the Foundry in Long Island City and completely exceeded all of our Read more...
Gary Hoffmann of 74 Events DJ'd our wedding at the Foundry in Long Island City and completely exceeded all of our expectations. He was very professional in all communication, and made some great recommendations and suggestions for how to make the evening flow the way we wanted it to.

The music was amazing. The flow was great and he kept people on the dance floor all night. Several guests commented on how great the music was and our families really appreciated him going out of his way to introduce himself and let them know when they were needed for the father/daughter and mother/son dances. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Gary of 74 Events is great to work with. Him and our DJ, James Mulry, made our day very special. They listened to what we wanted to accomplish - and made it even better! They are detailed oriented and thoughtful in their approach. They're super professional and handle any twists and turns during the even with ease. James was amazing at our actual wedding. He was a quiet presence that executed everything perfectly. Love these guys!
Gary of 74 Events is great to work with. Him and our DJ, James Mulry, made our day very special. They listened to what we Read more...
Gary of 74 Events is great to work with. Him and our DJ, James Mulry, made our day very special. They listened to what we wanted to accomplish - and made it even better! They are detailed oriented and thoughtful in their approach. They're super professional and handle any twists and turns during the even with ease. James was amazing at our actual wedding. He was a quiet presence that executed everything perfectly. Love these guys! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Gary Hoffmann and our DJ Jamar Littles aka DJ Sureshot was an amazing experience. I can't say enough about how happy we were with everything. Gary is meticulous, much like having a wedding planner for all of the portions of your wedding that involve music. He was extremely responsive and courteous in his emails, offered helpful suggestions, and was overall a pleasure to work with. We chose Jamar based on his extensive resume combining hip hop with other genres of music and he did NOT disappoint! When you can seamlessly transition from Hey Jude into Steve Aoki and Rage Against the Machine (yes, we chose a real variety of music for our reception!) that speaks volumes of your talent as a DJ. Nearly every single person at our wedding - old and young alike - were up on the dance floor having an amazing time. When it was time to stop dancing so we could cut the cake, our wedding guests actually booed because they were having such a great time they didn't want to stop dancing! They were affordable and professional, and honestly if I had chose anyone else to DJ my wedding I do not think it would have been as much of a success as it was. We got had our reception at Delmonico's in the downstairs area which has a kind of awkward layout, the dance floor is actually in a different room than the dining room, and you never would have noticed it because Jamar played music in both rooms and did a fantastic job keeping the flow from cocktail hour to dinner to "dropping the hammer" on the dance floor! The next day everyone was asking us where we found our DJ. Too bad we live in Virginia now because we've been trying to think of a reason to hire Jamar again!! Our sincerest thank you to Jamar and Gary on our fantastic wedding with probably the sickest playlist ever! :-)
Working with Gary Hoffmann and our DJ Jamar Littles aka DJ Sureshot was an amazing experience. I can't say enough about Read more...
Working with Gary Hoffmann and our DJ Jamar Littles aka DJ Sureshot was an amazing experience. I can't say enough about how happy we were with everything. Gary is meticulous, much like having a wedding planner for all of the portions of your wedding that involve music. He was extremely responsive and courteous in his emails, offered helpful suggestions, and was overall a pleasure to work with. We chose Jamar based on his extensive resume combining hip hop with other genres of music and he did NOT disappoint! When you can seamlessly transition from Hey Jude into Steve Aoki and Rage Against the Machine (yes, we chose a real variety of music for our reception!) that speaks volumes of your talent as a DJ. Nearly every single person at our wedding - old and young alike - were up on the dance floor having an amazing time. When it was time to stop dancing so we could cut the cake, our wedding guests actually booed because they were having such a great time they didn't want to stop dancing! They were affordable and professional, and honestly if I had chose anyone else to DJ my wedding I do not think it would have been as much of a success as it was. We got had our reception at Delmonico's in the downstairs area which has a kind of awkward layout, the dance floor is actually in a different room than the dining room, and you never would have noticed it because Jamar played music in both rooms and did a fantastic job keeping the flow from cocktail hour to dinner to "dropping the hammer" on the dance floor! The next day everyone was asking us where we found our DJ. Too bad we live in Virginia now because we've been trying to think of a reason to hire Jamar again!! Our sincerest thank you to Jamar and Gary on our fantastic wedding with probably the sickest playlist ever! :-) Read less
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Marina
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Gary and Duane were both not only extremely professional but very helpful in picking out music and songs for particular dances. Duane was spectacular and kept the party rocking and people on the dance floor until the lights went on. We could not be more happier with their services. If you want a fantastic hassle free and affordable DJ, Duane (and I am sure any other DJ from 74 events) will do the job and exceed your expectations!
Gary and Duane were both not only extremely professional but very helpful in picking out music and songs for particular Read more...
Gary and Duane were both not only extremely professional but very helpful in picking out music and songs for particular dances. Duane was spectacular and kept the party rocking and people on the dance floor until the lights went on. We could not be more happier with their services. If you want a fantastic hassle free and affordable DJ, Duane (and I am sure any other DJ from 74 events) will do the job and exceed your expectations! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I hired DJ Kahn through Gary and it was the best choice we made for our wedding entertainment! Gary was the most responsive vendor we had and displayed extreme professionalism. These two traits are two values my husband and I appreciated most when planning a wedding. Con was a great choice for the DJ and was able to provide excellent DJ skills for both the young and older crowd. The music flowed seamlessly as did the wedding night thanks to Gary and con!
I hired DJ Kahn through Gary and it was the best choice we made for our wedding entertainment! Gary was the most Read more...
I hired DJ Kahn through Gary and it was the best choice we made for our wedding entertainment! Gary was the most responsive vendor we had and displayed extreme professionalism. These two traits are two values my husband and I appreciated most when planning a wedding. Con was a great choice for the DJ and was able to provide excellent DJ skills for both the young and older crowd. The music flowed seamlessly as did the wedding night thanks to Gary and con! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough great things about working with Gary and James Mulry. Music was the most important part of our day so having a kickass DJ was a crucial part of our wedding decisions. Gary was our main point of contact and was always amazingly responsive and accommodating especially when our wedding venue got shut down mid-way through the planning process. Gary got our musical tastes right away by pairing us up with James. Not only did James keep the dance floor going and seamlessly switched between genres (indie rock to hip hop to guilty pleasure pop to older person crowd pleasers), he was the perfect MC for the night. His delivery was not one of those annoying over the top DJs and my family complimented how great he was to deal with when he went over the speech process with them. Highly recommend James and 74 Events!
I can't say enough great things about working with Gary and James Mulry. Music was the most important part of our day so Read more...
I can't say enough great things about working with Gary and James Mulry. Music was the most important part of our day so having a kickass DJ was a crucial part of our wedding decisions. Gary was our main point of contact and was always amazingly responsive and accommodating especially when our wedding venue got shut down mid-way through the planning process. Gary got our musical tastes right away by pairing us up with James. Not only did James keep the dance floor going and seamlessly switched between genres (indie rock to hip hop to guilty pleasure pop to older person crowd pleasers), he was the perfect MC for the night. His delivery was not one of those annoying over the top DJs and my family complimented how great he was to deal with when he went over the speech process with them. Highly recommend James and 74 Events! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We originally considered a band, but ultimately decided a DJ would be able to help us accomplish more variety in the music. 74 Events offered competitive pricing, and their expertise in the wedding space far exceeded my expectations.

Duane & Gary at 74 Events were absolutely amazing to work with. My husband and I had a very laid back approach to music - with only a few song requests, and a vision of a great dance party. Gary & Duane helped us achieve that - they patiently worked with us to establish a schedule and addressed concerns we didn't even know we had! They were accommodating (we moved to the west coast shortly after we decided to get married in NYC) - and were super flexible with their schedules, and willing to meet with us whenever we were in town. They provided a ton of recommendations and helped lead us in the right direction - our families and friends of very diverse backgrounds and ages raved about the music and danced up a sweaty storm. Most importantly, they encouraged us to think outside the box and stay true to our individuality. Our wedding day was a blur - but Duane had the music covered - he MC'd the event beautifully - and I couldn't recommend these guys more!
We originally considered a band, but ultimately decided a DJ would be able to help us accomplish more variety in the Read more...
We originally considered a band, but ultimately decided a DJ would be able to help us accomplish more variety in the music. 74 Events offered competitive pricing, and their expertise in the wedding space far exceeded my expectations.

Duane & Gary at 74 Events were absolutely amazing to work with. My husband and I had a very laid back approach to music - with only a few song requests, and a vision of a great dance party. Gary & Duane helped us achieve that - they patiently worked with us to establish a schedule and addressed concerns we didn't even know we had! They were accommodating (we moved to the west coast shortly after we decided to get married in NYC) - and were super flexible with their schedules, and willing to meet with us whenever we were in town. They provided a ton of recommendations and helped lead us in the right direction - our families and friends of very diverse backgrounds and ages raved about the music and danced up a sweaty storm. Most importantly, they encouraged us to think outside the box and stay true to our individuality. Our wedding day was a blur - but Duane had the music covered - he MC'd the event beautifully - and I couldn't recommend these guys more! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
74 Events and Duane are absolutely wonderful to work with! They are super professional and responsive. They also have the experience to fill in the gaps to your party ideas to make the evening the best it can be.

We would recommend them to any one looking for a DJ.

Duane is just an amazing DJ. We gave him a list of music to play and he absolutely got our style. Not only did he play all our musts, he took our list and found more music that fit in with the our taste perfectly to make sure he had a playlist for the entire evening. He did a fantastic job of mixing the music so each song seamlessly transitioned into the next. It kept the dance floor moving by not having awkward pauses in-between songs. The dance floor literally never cleared, all night. We got numerous compliments from guests about Duane. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and coordinated the evening beautifully with the rest of our other vendors.
74 Events and Duane are absolutely wonderful to work with! They are super professional and responsive. They also have the Read more...
74 Events and Duane are absolutely wonderful to work with! They are super professional and responsive. They also have the experience to fill in the gaps to your party ideas to make the evening the best it can be.

We would recommend them to any one looking for a DJ.

Duane is just an amazing DJ. We gave him a list of music to play and he absolutely got our style. Not only did he play all our musts, he took our list and found more music that fit in with the our taste perfectly to make sure he had a playlist for the entire evening. He did a fantastic job of mixing the music so each song seamlessly transitioned into the next. It kept the dance floor moving by not having awkward pauses in-between songs. The dance floor literally never cleared, all night. We got numerous compliments from guests about Duane. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and coordinated the evening beautifully with the rest of our other vendors. Read less
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Siran
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
It was an absolute please working with Gary Hoffman at 74 Events and Rob, the DJ for our wedding. The first time we met with Gary, we were sold by his organized and professional demeanor. But this wasn't merely a sales technique. He and Rob were absolute professionals throughout the planning process and on the day of the wedding. Rob was very thorough in preparing for our wedding, and completely nailed the pronunciation of my dad's obscure Armenian name for the toast announcements. He finely balanced a selection of music we had chosen with his own additions that matched our music preferences.

We had the distinct fortune (or misfortune) of planning a wedding the same time we were renovating an apartment. We would often find ourselves thinking "if only our contractors could be as professional and responsive as Gary and Rob, we would be much less stressed..." We would happily recommend 74 Events to our friends and family.
It was an absolute please working with Gary Hoffman at 74 Events and Rob, the DJ for our wedding. The first time we met Read more...
It was an absolute please working with Gary Hoffman at 74 Events and Rob, the DJ for our wedding. The first time we met with Gary, we were sold by his organized and professional demeanor. But this wasn't merely a sales technique. He and Rob were absolute professionals throughout the planning process and on the day of the wedding. Rob was very thorough in preparing for our wedding, and completely nailed the pronunciation of my dad's obscure Armenian name for the toast announcements. He finely balanced a selection of music we had chosen with his own additions that matched our music preferences.

We had the distinct fortune (or misfortune) of planning a wedding the same time we were renovating an apartment. We would often find ourselves thinking "if only our contractors could be as professional and responsive as Gary and Rob, we would be much less stressed..." We would happily recommend 74 Events to our friends and family. Read less
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Sheila
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
As several couples told me as I was planning my wedding, 74 Events were THE best wedding vendor they dealt with during the entire planning process. Gary Hoffman, DJ Gaza, is the consummate professional: responsive, organized, with an attention to important wedding details that some couples may not even consider.

Jamar Littles was the DJ for my wedding. Like Gary, he was organized and professional, and very helpfully, he kept us to our wedding schedule to ensure that all the important events at our reception happened in a timely fashion. And, of course, Jamar was excellent at sensing the energy of the crowd and playing music accordingly. Our wedding guests were a diverse crowd of various ages and even several who had traveled from different countries. Despite the inevitable divergence in musical tastes, Jamar knew what to play to keep the energy levels high and people dancing. Thanks to him, our reception was fantastic, and we received endless compliments from our guests regarding the amazing time that they had.

My strategy for finding a DJ was to ask couples whose weddings I attended who had the best music who the DJ for their wedding was. Multiple couples told me that they had booked their DJ through 74 Events, and they also advised me about how great it was to work with Gary and the DJ at their wedding. Couples who book through 74 Events can't go wrong!
As several couples told me as I was planning my wedding, 74 Events were THE best wedding vendor they dealt with during the Read more...
As several couples told me as I was planning my wedding, 74 Events were THE best wedding vendor they dealt with during the entire planning process. Gary Hoffman, DJ Gaza, is the consummate professional: responsive, organized, with an attention to important wedding details that some couples may not even consider.

Jamar Littles was the DJ for my wedding. Like Gary, he was organized and professional, and very helpfully, he kept us to our wedding schedule to ensure that all the important events at our reception happened in a timely fashion. And, of course, Jamar was excellent at sensing the energy of the crowd and playing music accordingly. Our wedding guests were a diverse crowd of various ages and even several who had traveled from different countries. Despite the inevitable divergence in musical tastes, Jamar knew what to play to keep the energy levels high and people dancing. Thanks to him, our reception was fantastic, and we received endless compliments from our guests regarding the amazing time that they had.

My strategy for finding a DJ was to ask couples whose weddings I attended who had the best music who the DJ for their wedding was. Multiple couples told me that they had booked their DJ through 74 Events, and they also advised me about how great it was to work with Gary and the DJ at their wedding. Couples who book through 74 Events can't go wrong! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Working with Gary Hoffman and Duane Harriott (who DJ'ed at our wedding) was fantastic! They were professional and super organized -- which I really came to appreciate when I realized I needed some guidance with choosing the music for the wedding. Our venue manager even got excited when we told her that we had hired 74 Events for our wedding, which is always a great sign! As for the wedding, we got so many compliments on Duane -- one of our guests even asked if Duane could come to the after party (sadly, I had to tell her no)! He kept the energy up, and was always attentive and aware of what we and our guests wanted. He got a large portion of our guests to dance with music that appealed to multiple generations. During the ceremony and cocktail hour, he played exactly the music we wanted and everything went smoothly. I highly recommend hiring 74 Events for your wedding -- you won't be disappointed!
Working with Gary Hoffman and Duane Harriott (who DJ'ed at our wedding) was fantastic! They were professional and super Read more...
Working with Gary Hoffman and Duane Harriott (who DJ'ed at our wedding) was fantastic! They were professional and super organized -- which I really came to appreciate when I realized I needed some guidance with choosing the music for the wedding. Our venue manager even got excited when we told her that we had hired 74 Events for our wedding, which is always a great sign! As for the wedding, we got so many compliments on Duane -- one of our guests even asked if Duane could come to the after party (sadly, I had to tell her no)! He kept the energy up, and was always attentive and aware of what we and our guests wanted. He got a large portion of our guests to dance with music that appealed to multiple generations. During the ceremony and cocktail hour, he played exactly the music we wanted and everything went smoothly. I highly recommend hiring 74 Events for your wedding -- you won't be disappointed! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
74 Events and DJ Ben were fantastic. We met with both Gary and Ben a couple of times before the day-of and each time they were incredibly professional and helpful, not to mention over email and phone when we had in between questions. They have a ton of experience and were able to guide us well through all our music needs including the ceremony, the cocktail hour, dances, cake cutting, etc. Even when we were stuck, they had plenty of great suggestions. My and my husband's music taste is also very different and they somehow were able to find the best of both and make a cohesive night come together. We and our guests danced non-stop well into the night.
74 Events and DJ Ben were fantastic. We met with both Gary and Ben a couple of times before the day-of and each time they Read more...
74 Events and DJ Ben were fantastic. We met with both Gary and Ben a couple of times before the day-of and each time they were incredibly professional and helpful, not to mention over email and phone when we had in between questions. They have a ton of experience and were able to guide us well through all our music needs including the ceremony, the cocktail hour, dances, cake cutting, etc. Even when we were stuck, they had plenty of great suggestions. My and my husband's music taste is also very different and they somehow were able to find the best of both and make a cohesive night come together. We and our guests danced non-stop well into the night. Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Gary and James at 74 Events were awesome! Gary was so easy to work with, responsive, and professional. James was an amazing wedding DJ! We had people telling us at the wedding that he was the best they had ever heard, and have gotten compliments since. James was able to read the crowd, mix in the music we like with our other requests and just help make our wedding perfect! We had some changes in the scheduling of the cake cutting and the father/daughter and mother/son dances on the night of the wedding. James worked with the coordinator and captain at our venue and was completely flexible. He was not an intrusive or overbearing DJ but was the perfect MC so that people knew what was going on.

I would recommend 74 Events to anyone looking for a great experience! They really made it seamless from start to finish!
Gary and James at 74 Events were awesome! Gary was so easy to work with, responsive, and professional. James was an Read more...
Gary and James at 74 Events were awesome! Gary was so easy to work with, responsive, and professional. James was an amazing wedding DJ! We had people telling us at the wedding that he was the best they had ever heard, and have gotten compliments since. James was able to read the crowd, mix in the music we like with our other requests and just help make our wedding perfect! We had some changes in the scheduling of the cake cutting and the father/daughter and mother/son dances on the night of the wedding. James worked with the coordinator and captain at our venue and was completely flexible. He was not an intrusive or overbearing DJ but was the perfect MC so that people knew what was going on.

I would recommend 74 Events to anyone looking for a great experience! They really made it seamless from start to finish! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We absolutely recommend 74 Events and DJ Sean Marquand to anyone planning a wedding!

Leading into the day, Gary Hoffman was organized, responsive and really easy to work with. Sean Marquand DJ'ed our wedding and we could not have been happier. He played great music the entire night and kept the dance floor packed from the first dance to the last with all of our guests (not just our dancing friends). He was the perfect balance of completely professional and classy while still maintaining the fun party atmosphere we wanted. He was able to keep us calm under the few minor glitches we had and offered his experience for solutions, which was incredibly helpful. Our wedding was in an outdoor space and covered 3 different areas and Sean made the transitions to each section of the event (ceremony, cocktail hour and reception) seamlessly and coordinated with all of our other vendors without an issue. Sean definitely understood what we wanted and completely delivered - don't hesitate to book him if he's available for your wedding!
We absolutely recommend 74 Events and DJ Sean Marquand to anyone planning a wedding!

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We absolutely recommend 74 Events and DJ Sean Marquand to anyone planning a wedding!

Leading into the day, Gary Hoffman was organized, responsive and really easy to work with. Sean Marquand DJ'ed our wedding and we could not have been happier. He played great music the entire night and kept the dance floor packed from the first dance to the last with all of our guests (not just our dancing friends). He was the perfect balance of completely professional and classy while still maintaining the fun party atmosphere we wanted. He was able to keep us calm under the few minor glitches we had and offered his experience for solutions, which was incredibly helpful. Our wedding was in an outdoor space and covered 3 different areas and Sean made the transitions to each section of the event (ceremony, cocktail hour and reception) seamlessly and coordinated with all of our other vendors without an issue. Sean definitely understood what we wanted and completely delivered - don't hesitate to book him if he's available for your wedding! Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
8/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Gary was a complete dream to work with. Professional through every step of the process, and also just an all around great guy. He was already booked the night of our wedding, so he suggested a few DJs he thought would work with our musical preference. He was great about setting up the meetings with those other DJs until we found our perfect match. My fiancé and I hands down fell in love with Ben and felt like he "got us" right away. We knew he wouldn't just be the DJ at our wedding, but would fit in with all our friends as if we'd known him for years. That's exactly how it felt. Ben is an amazing guy and he is absolutely a part of our unforgettable experience on our special day! So much love for Gary and Ben!
Gary was a complete dream to work with. Professional through every step of the process, and also just an all around great Read more...
Gary was a complete dream to work with. Professional through every step of the process, and also just an all around great guy. He was already booked the night of our wedding, so he suggested a few DJs he thought would work with our musical preference. He was great about setting up the meetings with those other DJs until we found our perfect match. My fiancé and I hands down fell in love with Ben and felt like he "got us" right away. We knew he wouldn't just be the DJ at our wedding, but would fit in with all our friends as if we'd known him for years. That's exactly how it felt. Ben is an amazing guy and he is absolutely a part of our unforgettable experience on our special day! So much love for Gary and Ben! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had such a wonderful experience working with Gary and 74 Events. Duane, our DJ, was fantastic and was a big hit at the wedding. We had several meetings with Gary and Duane (at their request) to make sure they were providing the best service for our big day and that all the details were ironed out. It was clear from our meetings that Gary and Duane are excellent, experienced artists and just as important, the way Gary runs his business is efficient, personal, and professional. We felt very taken care of and had no worries at all when the wedding day came.

During the wedding, Duane had a great play list which got everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) on the dance floor. He really knew how to read the crowd and get them moving. He also worked in special songs and requests seamlessly and never let the energy drop.

We cannot thank Gary and Duane enough for all their hard work in making our wedding everything we had hoped for. Absolutely hire them for your wedding or special event!
We had such a wonderful experience working with Gary and 74 Events. Duane, our DJ, was fantastic and was a big hit at the Read more...
We had such a wonderful experience working with Gary and 74 Events. Duane, our DJ, was fantastic and was a big hit at the wedding. We had several meetings with Gary and Duane (at their request) to make sure they were providing the best service for our big day and that all the details were ironed out. It was clear from our meetings that Gary and Duane are excellent, experienced artists and just as important, the way Gary runs his business is efficient, personal, and professional. We felt very taken care of and had no worries at all when the wedding day came.

During the wedding, Duane had a great play list which got everyone (and I mean EVERYONE) on the dance floor. He really knew how to read the crowd and get them moving. He also worked in special songs and requests seamlessly and never let the energy drop.

We cannot thank Gary and Duane enough for all their hard work in making our wedding everything we had hoped for. Absolutely hire them for your wedding or special event! Read less
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Steve and Nicole
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
To say that Ben did a great job would be a vast understatement. There were so many compliments from our guests about his work, and the reception itself has been labeled as "the best wedding ever" on both sides of our family. My husband and I credit this success to the skill of Ben Carlin, who understood exactly what we had in mind for our wedding. Gary and Ben drew upon their vast experience to provide us with an outline for our entire reception (thankfully), and formulated an itinerary that maximized our time (as we learned that for the bride and groom, the night is over in an instant!). Ben checked in with us throughout the evening, to make sure that we were happy and comfortable with the way things were going. He also worked seamlessly with our maitre d', which was fantastic. The dance floor? Never empty, unless there was food to be eaten. If we had it to do all over again, we'd make sure Ben Carlin was our DJ - we wouldn't have it any other way!
To say that Ben did a great job would be a vast understatement. There were so many compliments from our guests about his Read more...
To say that Ben did a great job would be a vast understatement. There were so many compliments from our guests about his work, and the reception itself has been labeled as "the best wedding ever" on both sides of our family. My husband and I credit this success to the skill of Ben Carlin, who understood exactly what we had in mind for our wedding. Gary and Ben drew upon their vast experience to provide us with an outline for our entire reception (thankfully), and formulated an itinerary that maximized our time (as we learned that for the bride and groom, the night is over in an instant!). Ben checked in with us throughout the evening, to make sure that we were happy and comfortable with the way things were going. He also worked seamlessly with our maitre d', which was fantastic. The dance floor? Never empty, unless there was food to be eaten. If we had it to do all over again, we'd make sure Ben Carlin was our DJ - we wouldn't have it any other way! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Gary is simply AWESOME. He was a dream to work with. He is the epitome of cool, calm and collected. I knew from our first meeting together that we would have nothing to worry about. He was very helpful and accommodating, and gave us suggestions about how to make the reception flow better. He played my requested songs (a few were Chinese and not your typical wedding songs), but I trusted him with the rest of the music selection which was fantastic. Some of our guests have even asked for the playlist. He really got the dance floor hopping. I have never really seen my family members, including my parents, dance before but Gary was able to make that happen. EVERYONE had a blast, and I have Gary to thank for that!
Gary is simply AWESOME. He was a dream to work with. He is the epitome of cool, calm and collected. I knew from our first Read more...
Gary is simply AWESOME. He was a dream to work with. He is the epitome of cool, calm and collected. I knew from our first meeting together that we would have nothing to worry about. He was very helpful and accommodating, and gave us suggestions about how to make the reception flow better. He played my requested songs (a few were Chinese and not your typical wedding songs), but I trusted him with the rest of the music selection which was fantastic. Some of our guests have even asked for the playlist. He really got the dance floor hopping. I have never really seen my family members, including my parents, dance before but Gary was able to make that happen. EVERYONE had a blast, and I have Gary to thank for that! Read less
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Nick
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired 74 Events to DJ our wedding in Brooklyn and had a truly amazing experience. The DJ, Ben Goldfard (DJ Scribe), did an amazing job packing the dance floor and delivering an inspired set list that reflected our preferences. We got compliments from guests young and old about the music. He was extremely professional and did an excellent job with all the announcements as well. He has a great vibe and is super easy to work with. Same goes for Gary Hoffmann who heads 74 Events. He runs a tight ship and is very professional, while also having the passion and creativity to make a super fun event that reflects his clients wishes.
We hired 74 Events to DJ our wedding in Brooklyn and had a truly amazing experience. The DJ, Ben Goldfard (DJ Scribe), did Read more...
We hired 74 Events to DJ our wedding in Brooklyn and had a truly amazing experience. The DJ, Ben Goldfard (DJ Scribe), did an amazing job packing the dance floor and delivering an inspired set list that reflected our preferences. We got compliments from guests young and old about the music. He was extremely professional and did an excellent job with all the announcements as well. He has a great vibe and is super easy to work with. Same goes for Gary Hoffmann who heads 74 Events. He runs a tight ship and is very professional, while also having the passion and creativity to make a super fun event that reflects his clients wishes. Read less
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Ross
Wedding:
7/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Planning our wedding music with Gary and Stefan was purely a pleasurable experience. As I am a project manager I was impressed with Gary's organizational skills, calm personality, subject matter expertise and high music IQ. Gary selected the perfect DJ for our event based on our needs, and Stefan was perfect. The planning sessions led to flawless execution. We truly had a great time with the music. Gary and Stephan also worked well with the other wedding vendors and a band that played during the ceremony. They deserve much work as we could not have been happier.
Planning our wedding music with Gary and Stefan was purely a pleasurable experience. As I am a project manager I was Read more...
Planning our wedding music with Gary and Stefan was purely a pleasurable experience. As I am a project manager I was impressed with Gary's organizational skills, calm personality, subject matter expertise and high music IQ. Gary selected the perfect DJ for our event based on our needs, and Stefan was perfect. The planning sessions led to flawless execution. We truly had a great time with the music. Gary and Stephan also worked well with the other wedding vendors and a band that played during the ceremony. They deserve much work as we could not have been happier. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Gary & DJ David Medina are a dream team and truly made our wedding the best day of our lives! David had everyone on the dance floor all night! Gary is a joy to work with, very responsive and organized with all details. They went above and beyond and even coordinated a live band for our cocktail hour - huge hit! Can't say enough great things about both David Medina and Gary Hoffman.
Gary & DJ David Medina are a dream team and truly made our wedding the best day of our lives! David had everyone on the Read more...
Gary & DJ David Medina are a dream team and truly made our wedding the best day of our lives! David had everyone on the dance floor all night! Gary is a joy to work with, very responsive and organized with all details. They went above and beyond and even coordinated a live band for our cocktail hour - huge hit! Can't say enough great things about both David Medina and Gary Hoffman. Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Wow! We definitely had the best DJ ever! And the experience leading up to the big day was JUST as amazing. Gary was able to figure out which DJ would be best suited for me and my groom from our first conversation! It was a match! Dj Jay McElfresh was the perfect match for us. All of the planning for the big day was seamless, professional & organized. It was clear we were dealing with great people who were very professional and who also knew their craft! Quick responses when it came to emails. Super detail oriented when it came to the timing and the minutia of the big day's plans. There was not one thing we had to micromanage on the big day....Dj Jay did it all seamlessly! The music was exactly what we asked for. Our guests all commented on how we had the best music and a DJ that looked like he was having fun playing it too! We really couldn't imagine ANYONE else having done the job that 74 Events did. As far as we're concerned...this is the ONLY DJ company. True perfection!

Erica & Tom deFressine
Wow! We definitely had the best DJ ever! And the experience leading up to the big day was JUST as amazing. Gary was able Read more...
Wow! We definitely had the best DJ ever! And the experience leading up to the big day was JUST as amazing. Gary was able to figure out which DJ would be best suited for me and my groom from our first conversation! It was a match! Dj Jay McElfresh was the perfect match for us. All of the planning for the big day was seamless, professional & organized. It was clear we were dealing with great people who were very professional and who also knew their craft! Quick responses when it came to emails. Super detail oriented when it came to the timing and the minutia of the big day's plans. There was not one thing we had to micromanage on the big day....Dj Jay did it all seamlessly! The music was exactly what we asked for. Our guests all commented on how we had the best music and a DJ that looked like he was having fun playing it too! We really couldn't imagine ANYONE else having done the job that 74 Events did. As far as we're concerned...this is the ONLY DJ company. True perfection!

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Lisa
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
74 Events ended up being a perfect fit for us. Gary was prompt, on top of his stuff, and very proactive about helping us stay on point with our timeline. James (Jim) Dier was our DJ for our event. We selected songs for the ceremony and cocktail hour but let Jim do his thing for our 6-hour dance party afterward. He was extremely in tune to our guests and played exactly the right stuff. We had a great time! Also we wanted to reinforce what a great value 74 events is. We remarked many times that of all the overblown and inflated New York bills were were getting for our wedding, Gary and Jim's quote was the only one we felt was truly the right price (if not a steal!) for the immense commitment and professional service they provided!
74 Events ended up being a perfect fit for us. Gary was prompt, on top of his stuff, and very proactive about helping us Read more...
74 Events ended up being a perfect fit for us. Gary was prompt, on top of his stuff, and very proactive about helping us stay on point with our timeline. James (Jim) Dier was our DJ for our event. We selected songs for the ceremony and cocktail hour but let Jim do his thing for our 6-hour dance party afterward. He was extremely in tune to our guests and played exactly the right stuff. We had a great time! Also we wanted to reinforce what a great value 74 events is. We remarked many times that of all the overblown and inflated New York bills were were getting for our wedding, Gary and Jim's quote was the only one we felt was truly the right price (if not a steal!) for the immense commitment and professional service they provided! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Working with Gary and DJ Con at 74 Events was a pleasure, and we couldn't be more satisfied and happy with our wedding.

They are organized, professional and responsive, but most importantly, they listen. Gary and DJ Con did so much more than ask us for a playlist, they understood the dynamic and personality of our relationship. The music and how the DJ orchestrates the evening is such an important part of making a wedding memorable, and Con delivered flawlessly. He was fluid and dynamic, playing the right songs at the right time, and kept the party going all night long.

Planning a wedding is stressful, choosing 74 Events is not. Of the many things you will worry about, the music will never be one of them.
Working with Gary and DJ Con at 74 Events was a pleasure, and we couldn't be more satisfied and happy with our wedding. Read more...
Working with Gary and DJ Con at 74 Events was a pleasure, and we couldn't be more satisfied and happy with our wedding.

They are organized, professional and responsive, but most importantly, they listen. Gary and DJ Con did so much more than ask us for a playlist, they understood the dynamic and personality of our relationship. The music and how the DJ orchestrates the evening is such an important part of making a wedding memorable, and Con delivered flawlessly. He was fluid and dynamic, playing the right songs at the right time, and kept the party going all night long.

Planning a wedding is stressful, choosing 74 Events is not. Of the many things you will worry about, the music will never be one of them. Read less
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Ian
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Sean and Gary were incredible. Our guests were never not on the dance floor. Sean expertly incorporated all of our requests we had discussed with him ahead of time into the pre-ceremony, cocktail hour, and dance session the whole night. I highly recommend him.
Sean and Gary were incredible. Our guests were never not on the dance floor. Sean expertly incorporated all of our Read more...
Sean and Gary were incredible. Our guests were never not on the dance floor. Sean expertly incorporated all of our requests we had discussed with him ahead of time into the pre-ceremony, cocktail hour, and dance session the whole night. I highly recommend him. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
We were so, so happy to have found 74 Events at what we considered the relative last minute (2-3 months before the wedding). Gary was incredibly responsive and organized, and based on what he knew of the vibe of our venue and caterer, set us up with a phenomenal snazzy DJ, James Mulry. After our first meeting with them, we felt a million times more confident about the flow of the evening - Gary and James acted almost as a second set of coordinators, offering wonderful suggestions about which traditions we should include, as well as coming up with a schedule to dictate the flow of the evening. They thought of things that was hadn't even considered.

The night of, James handled emcee duties perfectly, commanding everyone's attention without being showboat-y. His music selections were totally perfect and on-theme with our vibes for cocktail, dinner, and dancing, and it was the first wedding I can remember where the two selections for the processional were perfectly crossfaded!

I can't recommend 74 Events highly enough.
We were so, so happy to have found 74 Events at what we considered the relative last minute (2-3 months before the Read more...
We were so, so happy to have found 74 Events at what we considered the relative last minute (2-3 months before the wedding). Gary was incredibly responsive and organized, and based on what he knew of the vibe of our venue and caterer, set us up with a phenomenal snazzy DJ, James Mulry. After our first meeting with them, we felt a million times more confident about the flow of the evening - Gary and James acted almost as a second set of coordinators, offering wonderful suggestions about which traditions we should include, as well as coming up with a schedule to dictate the flow of the evening. They thought of things that was hadn't even considered.

The night of, James handled emcee duties perfectly, commanding everyone's attention without being showboat-y. His music selections were totally perfect and on-theme with our vibes for cocktail, dinner, and dancing, and it was the first wedding I can remember where the two selections for the processional were perfectly crossfaded!

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Denise
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
With the team of Gary as the company owner and Ben, aka DJ Scribe, who actually played our wedding, we were in excellent hands from start to finish. The entire process was seamless and completely professional, not to mention EASY to plan. They were knowledgable about the flow of how a wedding should go, and all of their comments and suggestions made for a great experience for us and our guests. Their experience was very valuable to us, as we were new to this and it was definitely not their first rodeo. That made a huge difference for us.

And obviously, the music kicked ass. DJ Scribe took care of everything from the cocktail hour to the processional, recessional, intro, first dance, and of course the real meat of the party, when everyone was really letting loose. DJ Scribe was very skilled at being able to read the crowd and get people going. After the wedding, so many guests were raving about the music and asking how we found such an awesome DJ. Wish I could have them play all my parties! Highly recommend them!
With the team of Gary as the company owner and Ben, aka DJ Scribe, who actually played our wedding, we were in excellent Read more...
With the team of Gary as the company owner and Ben, aka DJ Scribe, who actually played our wedding, we were in excellent hands from start to finish. The entire process was seamless and completely professional, not to mention EASY to plan. They were knowledgable about the flow of how a wedding should go, and all of their comments and suggestions made for a great experience for us and our guests. Their experience was very valuable to us, as we were new to this and it was definitely not their first rodeo. That made a huge difference for us.

And obviously, the music kicked ass. DJ Scribe took care of everything from the cocktail hour to the processional, recessional, intro, first dance, and of course the real meat of the party, when everyone was really letting loose. DJ Scribe was very skilled at being able to read the crowd and get people going. After the wedding, so many guests were raving about the music and asking how we found such an awesome DJ. Wish I could have them play all my parties! Highly recommend them! Read less
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Nikongir1
Wedding:
7/4/2014
5.0/5.0
We found 74 Events through our florist, who couldn't recommend them highly enough. Gary, who runs 74 Events is amazingly organized and professional, and Rob, who DJed our wedding was just fantastic and so down-to-earth. They really listened to us and got the vibe we were going for for our wedding.

It was important to us that everyone, of all ages, had fun at our wedding, and Rob made it happen. EVERYONE was on the dance floor— from our grandparents to our work friends to our teenaged cousins. He worked from our list of requested songs while bringing in other crowd pleasers and did such an amazing job of transitioning from one song to the next to keep the party going. (He also doesn't do any of that cheesy DJ announcing that you hear at so many events, which can really pull you out of the experience.)

In addition to Rob's musical skill, he was GREAT at communicating with us throughout the event. He always gave us a heads up any time our wedding was about to transition from one phase to the next, or whenever something big was supposed to happen... (i.e. he'd come over to us and quietly say, "So, after this will be the groom-mom dance, if that works for you.... Or do you want to wait one more song?" etc.)

Another reason we went with 74 Events is because it wasn't just one DJ, but a group of DJs. We knew that even if Rob got sick or something, we were covered on our wedding day because they had another DJ on call. That really put our minds at ease!

Additionally, Gary completely saved our wedding when we had to fire our officiant at the last minute. (She had gone completely AWOL and had not been returning our calls or emails for MONTHS!) When we mentioned to Gary what was going on, he immediately sent us an amazing list of officiants. We ended up hiring Jeddah Vailakis on his recommendation and she was WONDERFUL. We wish we had asked Gary for a recommendation from the start!
We found 74 Events through our florist, who couldn't recommend them highly enough. Gary, who runs 74 Events is amazingly Read more...
We found 74 Events through our florist, who couldn't recommend them highly enough. Gary, who runs 74 Events is amazingly organized and professional, and Rob, who DJed our wedding was just fantastic and so down-to-earth. They really listened to us and got the vibe we were going for for our wedding.

It was important to us that everyone, of all ages, had fun at our wedding, and Rob made it happen. EVERYONE was on the dance floor— from our grandparents to our work friends to our teenaged cousins. He worked from our list of requested songs while bringing in other crowd pleasers and did such an amazing job of transitioning from one song to the next to keep the party going. (He also doesn't do any of that cheesy DJ announcing that you hear at so many events, which can really pull you out of the experience.)

In addition to Rob's musical skill, he was GREAT at communicating with us throughout the event. He always gave us a heads up any time our wedding was about to transition from one phase to the next, or whenever something big was supposed to happen... (i.e. he'd come over to us and quietly say, "So, after this will be the groom-mom dance, if that works for you.... Or do you want to wait one more song?" etc.)

Another reason we went with 74 Events is because it wasn't just one DJ, but a group of DJs. We knew that even if Rob got sick or something, we were covered on our wedding day because they had another DJ on call. That really put our minds at ease!

Additionally, Gary completely saved our wedding when we had to fire our officiant at the last minute. (She had gone completely AWOL and had not been returning our calls or emails for MONTHS!) When we mentioned to Gary what was going on, he immediately sent us an amazing list of officiants. We ended up hiring Jeddah Vailakis on his recommendation and she was WONDERFUL. We wish we had asked Gary for a recommendation from the start! Read less
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Joe
Wedding:
6/29/2014
5.0/5.0
What can we say? We were so lucky to be paired up with DJ Duane Harriott. He was simply amazing! He had the crowd going all night. He went above and beyond to exceed our expectations! All we have heard since the wedding was how great the music was. Thank you 74 events and Duane for making our wedding such a fun night and huge success! Gary the owner of 74 events was so easy to work with and very professional. We would highly recommend 74 Events for any couple looking for awesome music and professional who "just get it"!
What can we say? We were so lucky to be paired up with DJ Duane Harriott. He was simply amazing! He had the crowd going Read more...
What can we say? We were so lucky to be paired up with DJ Duane Harriott. He was simply amazing! He had the crowd going all night. He went above and beyond to exceed our expectations! All we have heard since the wedding was how great the music was. Thank you 74 events and Duane for making our wedding such a fun night and huge success! Gary the owner of 74 events was so easy to work with and very professional. We would highly recommend 74 Events for any couple looking for awesome music and professional who "just get it"! Read less
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Andrew
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired 74 Events for our wedding in Woodstock and we couldn't have been happier with them. From the beginning, Gary was extremely professional and attentive to our needs. He set us up with DJ Ben Carlin AKA Ben the Beyonder. He was incredible. He handled the intros and first dances so well and didn't do any of the cheesy wedding stuff we knew we wanted to avoid. After all that, it was a non-stop dance party. The dance floor was packed with guests all night. We wanted a blend of classic funk and soul, hip-hop, and a little bit of modern pop. Ben's repertoire was perfect. He chose songs that everyone--young and old, friends and family alike--could enjoy. We heard from our people all night and at brunch the next day how great the DJ was. Choosing a DJ was one of the hardest things to do when we were planning our wedding. We are so glad we chose Ben and 74 Events. It helped make our wedding be exactly what we hoped for.
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We hired 74 Events for our wedding in Woodstock and we couldn't have been happier with them. From the beginning, Gary was extremely professional and attentive to our needs. He set us up with DJ Ben Carlin AKA Ben the Beyonder. He was incredible. He handled the intros and first dances so well and didn't do any of the cheesy wedding stuff we knew we wanted to avoid. After all that, it was a non-stop dance party. The dance floor was packed with guests all night. We wanted a blend of classic funk and soul, hip-hop, and a little bit of modern pop. Ben's repertoire was perfect. He chose songs that everyone--young and old, friends and family alike--could enjoy. We heard from our people all night and at brunch the next day how great the DJ was. Choosing a DJ was one of the hardest things to do when we were planning our wedding. We are so glad we chose Ben and 74 Events. It helped make our wedding be exactly what we hoped for. Read less
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David
Wedding:
6/22/2014
5.0/5.0
74 Events helped to make our wedding the greatest night of our life. Gary is exceptionally warm, organized and a pleasure to work with. He made the whole process seamless and showed a deep passion for his work. Our DJ, David Medina, shows true mastery at his craft and was able to weave together an astoundingly broad range of music (at our request) that got our entire wedding party (spanning multiple continents, faith traditions, languages, and generations) dancing together throughout the night. Their work is quintessentially professional, tasteful, and incredibly fun. We highly recommend 74 Events (and DJ David Medina) to anyone seeking exceptional DJ services.
74 Events helped to make our wedding the greatest night of our life. Gary is exceptionally warm, organized and a pleasure Read more...
74 Events helped to make our wedding the greatest night of our life. Gary is exceptionally warm, organized and a pleasure to work with. He made the whole process seamless and showed a deep passion for his work. Our DJ, David Medina, shows true mastery at his craft and was able to weave together an astoundingly broad range of music (at our request) that got our entire wedding party (spanning multiple continents, faith traditions, languages, and generations) dancing together throughout the night. Their work is quintessentially professional, tasteful, and incredibly fun. We highly recommend 74 Events (and DJ David Medina) to anyone seeking exceptional DJ services. Read less
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Olivia
Wedding:
6/22/2014
5.0/5.0
We recently had our wedding at the Prospect Park Boathouse in Brooklyn, and had Duane as our DJ working with 74Events. What sticks out in my memory is a promise made to us at the start, they promised to "protect our vibe," the mood we wanted our party to have. Our music preference is eclectic, and we had no wish to provide a complete playlist of every song we expected to hear at our wedding (though he accommodated those moments easily), but Duane had absolutely no problem understanding our style of music from a very limited amount of information and creating an entire night of music we loved. More important that playing songs we loved, was his ability to read to the crowd, and fulfill his duty as both DJ & Host. He casually, quietly and respectfully gets control of the crowd if he is needed to control the crowd (for example: sending guests to their seats for dinner service). He also gracefully brings suggestions and questions through the appropriate channels (at one point we needed to change the schedule around, this was done flawlessly, as though we planned it). His ability to read the crowd's energy is uncanny: at one point in the party a 90's hip hop song had a great response (something like jump around), and Duane started a set of music that kept the crowd excited. But as soon as it lulled he was switching to other styles, with skilled transitions and overlapping of beats. He will play what you want, and his knowledge of our music tastes was considerable, but if you give him some breathing room to play and read the crowd, there are times when the entire party drawn into the energy. Finally, one of Duane's greatest abilities as DJ involves his ability to almost disappear into the background while still performing all of his duties. His presence was incredibly unobtrusive. To the point that at times I forgot he was there, but of course, he was behind the music and energy, orchestrating and helping to protect the "vibe" that we wanted our party to have.
We recently had our wedding at the Prospect Park Boathouse in Brooklyn, and had Duane as our DJ working with 74Events. Read more...
We recently had our wedding at the Prospect Park Boathouse in Brooklyn, and had Duane as our DJ working with 74Events. What sticks out in my memory is a promise made to us at the start, they promised to "protect our vibe," the mood we wanted our party to have. Our music preference is eclectic, and we had no wish to provide a complete playlist of every song we expected to hear at our wedding (though he accommodated those moments easily), but Duane had absolutely no problem understanding our style of music from a very limited amount of information and creating an entire night of music we loved. More important that playing songs we loved, was his ability to read to the crowd, and fulfill his duty as both DJ & Host. He casually, quietly and respectfully gets control of the crowd if he is needed to control the crowd (for example: sending guests to their seats for dinner service). He also gracefully brings suggestions and questions through the appropriate channels (at one point we needed to change the schedule around, this was done flawlessly, as though we planned it). His ability to read the crowd's energy is uncanny: at one point in the party a 90's hip hop song had a great response (something like jump around), and Duane started a set of music that kept the crowd excited. But as soon as it lulled he was switching to other styles, with skilled transitions and overlapping of beats. He will play what you want, and his knowledge of our music tastes was considerable, but if you give him some breathing room to play and read the crowd, there are times when the entire party drawn into the energy. Finally, one of Duane's greatest abilities as DJ involves his ability to almost disappear into the background while still performing all of his duties. His presence was incredibly unobtrusive. To the point that at times I forgot he was there, but of course, he was behind the music and energy, orchestrating and helping to protect the "vibe" that we wanted our party to have. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Music was great. Gary and Dan were both very organized, flexible, and easy to work with. If we had to do it over again We wouldn't change a thing.
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Music was great. Gary and Dan were both very organized, flexible, and easy to work with. If we had to do it over again We wouldn't change a thing. Read less
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mandy
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience with 74 Events and would highly recommend their services. Here is what you need to know: Gary is extremely organized and made the entire process completely seamless. When things get hectic, knowing this key part of the wedding is locked down without a worry is huge. Secondly, Stefan who DJ'd for us listened to our preferences and delivered. We said we wanted a big focus on a fun dance party and we got it and we really loved every minute of his set. He has a great personality and was fun to work with. Bottom line, 74 Events his highly professional, delivers on their promises and exceeded our expectations.
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We had a wonderful experience with 74 Events and would highly recommend their services. Here is what you need to know: Gary is extremely organized and made the entire process completely seamless. When things get hectic, knowing this key part of the wedding is locked down without a worry is huge. Secondly, Stefan who DJ'd for us listened to our preferences and delivered. We said we wanted a big focus on a fun dance party and we got it and we really loved every minute of his set. He has a great personality and was fun to work with. Bottom line, 74 Events his highly professional, delivers on their promises and exceeded our expectations. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I really loved working with 74events. Gary is amazing. He's super organized, super professional, and super helpful when it comes to going through every detail of our wedding day. We hired DJ James for our wedding. I was really pleased with him. We had our wedding at the NY botanical gardens during the day. I was really worried that people wouldn't dance because it was a daytime wedding and we had the dancing outdoors under a tent. James and Gary were very patient and accommodating even as I made some last minute changes to my playlist and had to wait till the day before to confirm if we'd be outdoors or indoors. Gary was also familiar with the space and already had the layout and logistics covered. In addition, my husband is from India so James also thoughtfully incorporated some Hindi songs for us. James is very professional and easy to work with. He came early, got everything set up on the day of without requiring any direction from me and on top of it all he was wearing a very dapper suit. He handled the speeches well, ensured he had the right pronunciation of everyone's name, and made sure all the microphones were set up and working. Overall I was really happy and the entire experience was stress free, which I really needed.
I really loved working with 74events. Gary is amazing. He's super organized, super professional, and super helpful when it Read more...
I really loved working with 74events. Gary is amazing. He's super organized, super professional, and super helpful when it comes to going through every detail of our wedding day. We hired DJ James for our wedding. I was really pleased with him. We had our wedding at the NY botanical gardens during the day. I was really worried that people wouldn't dance because it was a daytime wedding and we had the dancing outdoors under a tent. James and Gary were very patient and accommodating even as I made some last minute changes to my playlist and had to wait till the day before to confirm if we'd be outdoors or indoors. Gary was also familiar with the space and already had the layout and logistics covered. In addition, my husband is from India so James also thoughtfully incorporated some Hindi songs for us. James is very professional and easy to work with. He came early, got everything set up on the day of without requiring any direction from me and on top of it all he was wearing a very dapper suit. He handled the speeches well, ensured he had the right pronunciation of everyone's name, and made sure all the microphones were set up and working. Overall I was really happy and the entire experience was stress free, which I really needed. Read less
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Hilary
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Gary and his team were amazing. From the initial contact, he was exceptionally professional, positive, and ready to go. That played out through our planning process and all the way through until the last song was played. I have already heard multiple guests tell me they have never seen so many people on the dance floor at a wedding. If all wedding vendors were as professional, responsive and excellent as Gary and his team, our wedding would have been -much- easier to plan!
Thanks Gary and DJ Sean!!
Gary and his team were amazing. From the initial contact, he was exceptionally professional, positive, and ready to go. Read more...
Gary and his team were amazing. From the initial contact, he was exceptionally professional, positive, and ready to go. That played out through our planning process and all the way through until the last song was played. I have already heard multiple guests tell me they have never seen so many people on the dance floor at a wedding. If all wedding vendors were as professional, responsive and excellent as Gary and his team, our wedding would have been -much- easier to plan!
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Cinzia
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Gary and Ben Carlin (The Beyonder) were awesome through the entire planning process. We met twice before the party and each time was super professional and helpful, all while being laidback and just easy to talk to. They really put our minds at ease and we were extremely confident in their abilities right off the bat. Ben did an amazing job at the party- he was in constant communication with us throughout the night and was extremely adaptive to what we needed/wanted. Again, we only met Ben twice before the party but he really understood us and our taste. Our guests had a blast. These guys were our favorite vendors to deal with!
Gary and Ben Carlin (The Beyonder) were awesome through the entire planning process. We met twice before the party and Read more...
Gary and Ben Carlin (The Beyonder) were awesome through the entire planning process. We met twice before the party and each time was super professional and helpful, all while being laidback and just easy to talk to. They really put our minds at ease and we were extremely confident in their abilities right off the bat. Ben did an amazing job at the party- he was in constant communication with us throughout the night and was extremely adaptive to what we needed/wanted. Again, we only met Ben twice before the party but he really understood us and our taste. Our guests had a blast. These guys were our favorite vendors to deal with! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had the please of using 74 Events at our wedding on 6/20/14 at the Brooklyn winery. We were so lucky to be paired up with DJ James Mulry. He was so amazing! He had the crowd going all night including my husband and myself. He went above and beyond to exceed our expectations. If your looking for a DJ with great taste in music, not a corny MC, just a cool laid back but extremely prompt and professional guy James is your man! Gary the owner of 74 events was also so easy to work with and very professional. I would highly recommend them!
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My husband and I had the please of using 74 Events at our wedding on 6/20/14 at the Brooklyn winery. We were so lucky to be paired up with DJ James Mulry. He was so amazing! He had the crowd going all night including my husband and myself. He went above and beyond to exceed our expectations. If your looking for a DJ with great taste in music, not a corny MC, just a cool laid back but extremely prompt and professional guy James is your man! Gary the owner of 74 events was also so easy to work with and very professional. I would highly recommend them! Read less
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Jesse
Wedding:
6/15/2014
5.0/5.0
I cant say enough great things about Gary and Rob. Gary is a consummate professional, he was on top of the preparation every step of the way, and was UNBELIEVABLY responsive throughout the process. It was clear he has brokered many weddings between himself and his talented staff, and had a very clear vision of what was his responsibility as the business owner, and what was the DJ's responsibility as the music and day of specialist. Rob Kelley our DJ was equally as amazing. Rob was on the phone for our initial meeting (we were out of state, so most meetings were done over the phone), met with us in NYC while we were in town for a weekend prior to our wedding, and was very reachable and responsive in the last few weeks leading up to the wedding. after submitting our music requests, it was clear Rob had a great understanding of what we wanted with the wedding, and he carried it out perfectly. If he had any questions, he wasn't afraid to ask, and he made sure to go over pronunciations for any introductions until he got them right ( which he did on the wedding day). On the day of, he was on time (early actually), followed our requested dress code (Beach Chic), personable and upbeat. He had a very clear command of the wedding, and could tell if any part of the crowd (of all ages) felt neglected, or under represented and changed it up accordingly. We wanted a PARTY, and well, we got it... If that's not your thing, I'm sure Rob has the music knowledge to set whatever scene you are trying to set!
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I cant say enough great things about Gary and Rob. Gary is a consummate professional, he was on top of the preparation every step of the way, and was UNBELIEVABLY responsive throughout the process. It was clear he has brokered many weddings between himself and his talented staff, and had a very clear vision of what was his responsibility as the business owner, and what was the DJ's responsibility as the music and day of specialist. Rob Kelley our DJ was equally as amazing. Rob was on the phone for our initial meeting (we were out of state, so most meetings were done over the phone), met with us in NYC while we were in town for a weekend prior to our wedding, and was very reachable and responsive in the last few weeks leading up to the wedding. after submitting our music requests, it was clear Rob had a great understanding of what we wanted with the wedding, and he carried it out perfectly. If he had any questions, he wasn't afraid to ask, and he made sure to go over pronunciations for any introductions until he got them right ( which he did on the wedding day). On the day of, he was on time (early actually), followed our requested dress code (Beach Chic), personable and upbeat. He had a very clear command of the wedding, and could tell if any part of the crowd (of all ages) felt neglected, or under represented and changed it up accordingly. We wanted a PARTY, and well, we got it... If that's not your thing, I'm sure Rob has the music knowledge to set whatever scene you are trying to set! Read less
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Jay
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Gary and Rob Kelly was a great experience. Right from the first e-mail to the end of the party they were extremely helpful, professional, and all about us having the exact party we want. Gary replied immediately to all of our e-mails and our meetings with him were quick and to the point. Up until the actual night of the party we were unsure of exactly where it would go and asked Rob to follow the crowd and improvise. He did an awesome job of turning into a real party at the right time and there were so many comments all night about what a great job he did and how great the music was. We gave him a simple list of artists we like and he put together the perfect playlist. Everyone had a great time at the party and Gary and Rob played a big part in it. We would recommend them very highly!

-Jay+Jackie
Working with Gary and Rob Kelly was a great experience. Right from the first e-mail to the end of the party they were Read more...
Working with Gary and Rob Kelly was a great experience. Right from the first e-mail to the end of the party they were extremely helpful, professional, and all about us having the exact party we want. Gary replied immediately to all of our e-mails and our meetings with him were quick and to the point. Up until the actual night of the party we were unsure of exactly where it would go and asked Rob to follow the crowd and improvise. He did an awesome job of turning into a real party at the right time and there were so many comments all night about what a great job he did and how great the music was. We gave him a simple list of artists we like and he put together the perfect playlist. Everyone had a great time at the party and Gary and Rob played a big part in it. We would recommend them very highly!

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Katie
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired DJ Smallchange (aka Jim Dier) through Gary/74 Events. The whole experience was great. Though our wedding was in NY, we are based in Chicago, so we were a little nervous about long distance coordinating, but that ended up being a total non-issue.

We had several great Skype meetings with Gary and Jim. Both guys were extremely professional and made the whole process super easy. They figured out exactly what we wanted and seemed fine with us being as hands-on or hands-off with the music as we wanted to be. They also had a really nice, detailed questionnaire for us to fill out to help us figure out what we wanted and to guide the playlist.

The actual wedding day went better than we could have hoped. Jim showed up on time (actually, early I think) and had everything set up well in advance of the start time. I credit this to all the advance planning Gary and Jim did. Our wedding was probably a bit more difficult of a set-up than usual, logistically speaking. It was all outside with totally separate areas for welcoming guests, the ceremony, the cocktail hour and the reception. Jim dealt with our unusual situation and made everything work perfectly. He was totally self-sufficient.

The music was great. Exactly what we wanted. We were having so much fun that we wanted to run the party long, which Jim was more than happy to accommodate with more great music.

In addition to playing the reception, Jim put together playlists for us for our rehearsal dinner and our afterparty to play on our own stereos (both of those parties were offsite). Those playlists were great.

Jim's presentation was super professional. Not over-the-top or cheesy at all. Great job all around by Gary and Jim from the beginning interview to the cleanup of the equipment.

Thanks again, guys.

Jake and Katie
We hired DJ Smallchange (aka Jim Dier) through Gary/74 Events. The whole experience was great. Though our wedding was in Read more...
We hired DJ Smallchange (aka Jim Dier) through Gary/74 Events. The whole experience was great. Though our wedding was in NY, we are based in Chicago, so we were a little nervous about long distance coordinating, but that ended up being a total non-issue.

We had several great Skype meetings with Gary and Jim. Both guys were extremely professional and made the whole process super easy. They figured out exactly what we wanted and seemed fine with us being as hands-on or hands-off with the music as we wanted to be. They also had a really nice, detailed questionnaire for us to fill out to help us figure out what we wanted and to guide the playlist.

The actual wedding day went better than we could have hoped. Jim showed up on time (actually, early I think) and had everything set up well in advance of the start time. I credit this to all the advance planning Gary and Jim did. Our wedding was probably a bit more difficult of a set-up than usual, logistically speaking. It was all outside with totally separate areas for welcoming guests, the ceremony, the cocktail hour and the reception. Jim dealt with our unusual situation and made everything work perfectly. He was totally self-sufficient.

The music was great. Exactly what we wanted. We were having so much fun that we wanted to run the party long, which Jim was more than happy to accommodate with more great music.

In addition to playing the reception, Jim put together playlists for us for our rehearsal dinner and our afterparty to play on our own stereos (both of those parties were offsite). Those playlists were great.

Jim's presentation was super professional. Not over-the-top or cheesy at all. Great job all around by Gary and Jim from the beginning interview to the cleanup of the equipment.

Thanks again, guys.

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Kerry
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
74 Events and DJ Constantine, "DJ Kahn" were incredible. We are so glad we chose them for our wedding entertainment. Gary and 74 events kept everything super organized providing request lists, and reception flow sheets etc to keep everything flowing without a hitch. Dj Constantine did an excellent job throughout the night. I really didn't want dances like "cotton eyed Joe" or the "Macarena" and he deflected some requests which was very helpful! All our guests raved about what great dance music we had and the dance floor was packed all night. DJ Kahn has great instincts and we appreciate having his talent make our wedding so special!
74 Events and DJ Constantine, "DJ Kahn" were incredible. We are so glad we chose them for our wedding entertainment. Gary Read more...
74 Events and DJ Constantine, "DJ Kahn" were incredible. We are so glad we chose them for our wedding entertainment. Gary and 74 events kept everything super organized providing request lists, and reception flow sheets etc to keep everything flowing without a hitch. Dj Constantine did an excellent job throughout the night. I really didn't want dances like "cotton eyed Joe" or the "Macarena" and he deflected some requests which was very helpful! All our guests raved about what great dance music we had and the dance floor was packed all night. DJ Kahn has great instincts and we appreciate having his talent make our wedding so special! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
74 Events was great to work with from the first point of contact! They are extremely professional and truly care about what you want for your event. Rob had our wedding dancing the entire night long, and all we keep hearing was how much fun everyone had and how great the music was. Thank you 74 events and Rob for making our wedding such a fun night and huge success!
74 Events was great to work with from the first point of contact! They are extremely professional and truly care about Read more...
74 Events was great to work with from the first point of contact! They are extremely professional and truly care about what you want for your event. Rob had our wedding dancing the entire night long, and all we keep hearing was how much fun everyone had and how great the music was. Thank you 74 events and Rob for making our wedding such a fun night and huge success! Read less
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Nora
Wedding:
6/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Gary came highly recommended from a number of different sources and when we reached out to him, he connected us with Rob Kelley, who DJed at our reception -- we met with the both of them twice before the event, and Gary was always extremely responsive and helpful whenever I reached out with a question or request. On the night of the wedding, Rob did an absolutely incredible job!! I have had many people tell me that the music was fantastic and that the dance party was hands down one of the best they had been to. It was truly thanks to Rob, who kept the music going and kept the energy up on the dance floor all night long. We couldn't be more pleased and would recommend Rob and Gary to anyone in a heartbeat!
Gary came highly recommended from a number of different sources and when we reached out to him, he connected us with Rob Read more...
Gary came highly recommended from a number of different sources and when we reached out to him, he connected us with Rob Kelley, who DJed at our reception -- we met with the both of them twice before the event, and Gary was always extremely responsive and helpful whenever I reached out with a question or request. On the night of the wedding, Rob did an absolutely incredible job!! I have had many people tell me that the music was fantastic and that the dance party was hands down one of the best they had been to. It was truly thanks to Rob, who kept the music going and kept the energy up on the dance floor all night long. We couldn't be more pleased and would recommend Rob and Gary to anyone in a heartbeat! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Gary Hoffmann of 74 Events was really great to work with in planning our wedding. He was very organized (even keeping me on track with the planning process, which was extremely helpful), responsive and professional. He thought that Jim Dier (DJ $mall Change) would be a great fit for us, and he was absolutely right. Jim played the perfect songs to really create a great vibe for our wedding (there were multiple times during the night when I heard a song I hadn't heard in forever start playing and I thought "wow, I LOVE this song and am so happy he thought of this!"). We received so many compliments on the music, from my college friends to the father of the groom. Both Gary and Jim were super easy to work with and I would absolutely recommend them both to anybody that wants to throw a super fun wedding...
Gary Hoffmann of 74 Events was really great to work with in planning our wedding. He was very organized (even keeping me Read more...
Gary Hoffmann of 74 Events was really great to work with in planning our wedding. He was very organized (even keeping me on track with the planning process, which was extremely helpful), responsive and professional. He thought that Jim Dier (DJ $mall Change) would be a great fit for us, and he was absolutely right. Jim played the perfect songs to really create a great vibe for our wedding (there were multiple times during the night when I heard a song I hadn't heard in forever start playing and I thought "wow, I LOVE this song and am so happy he thought of this!"). We received so many compliments on the music, from my college friends to the father of the groom. Both Gary and Jim were super easy to work with and I would absolutely recommend them both to anybody that wants to throw a super fun wedding... Read less
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Alex
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
I had Sean as my DJ for my recent wedding and he was fantastic. He did such a great job incorporating our taste with the vibe of the crowd and executed the music flawlessly. I could not recommend him enough, he was amazing!
I had Sean as my DJ for my recent wedding and he was fantastic. He did such a great job incorporating our taste with the Read more...
I had Sean as my DJ for my recent wedding and he was fantastic. He did such a great job incorporating our taste with the vibe of the crowd and executed the music flawlessly. I could not recommend him enough, he was amazing! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Duane Harriott of 74 Events just did our wedding last night at The New Leaf in Manhattan. I cannot recommend this company or Duane enough. Our entire experience with them leading up to the wedding was professional, responsive, honest, and helpful. I had a feeling we were in good hands and on the day of the wedding they did not disappoint. Duane looked and acted completely professional, and he communicated with us to make sure that everything ran smoothly. And the music! The music was incredible. The dance floor was so packed all night long that at times we couldn't even fit everyone on it. Everyone had a great time. Book Duane of 74 Events. Trust us. You will not regret it. P.S. Cost completely reasonable.
Duane Harriott of 74 Events just did our wedding last night at The New Leaf in Manhattan. I cannot recommend this company Read more...
Duane Harriott of 74 Events just did our wedding last night at The New Leaf in Manhattan. I cannot recommend this company or Duane enough. Our entire experience with them leading up to the wedding was professional, responsive, honest, and helpful. I had a feeling we were in good hands and on the day of the wedding they did not disappoint. Duane looked and acted completely professional, and he communicated with us to make sure that everything ran smoothly. And the music! The music was incredible. The dance floor was so packed all night long that at times we couldn't even fit everyone on it. Everyone had a great time. Book Duane of 74 Events. Trust us. You will not regret it. P.S. Cost completely reasonable. Read less
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Chan
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
From our initial meeting with Gary and DJ Scribe (Ben), we knew we were in good hands! Both Gary and Ben are personable, professional, thorough, and just really nice guys. They made us feel extremely comfortable throughout the entire process, offering helpful suggestions but always listening to what we had to say about our musical tastes (no MGMT!) and how we wanted the night to flow. They asked really smart questions that helped us clarify our own plans for the evening. Communication was never a problem (always reachable by e-mail) and both were super cooperative when we had small changes. We had our wedding banquet this past Saturday, and everyone had a blast! While we had a few must play songs, we trusted Ben to add his own touch and play off the vibe of the crowd. He more than delivered. The groom and I were really bummed when the last song came on. We wanted to dance some more!

Highly recommended.
From our initial meeting with Gary and DJ Scribe (Ben), we knew we were in good hands! Both Gary and Ben are personable, Read more...
From our initial meeting with Gary and DJ Scribe (Ben), we knew we were in good hands! Both Gary and Ben are personable, professional, thorough, and just really nice guys. They made us feel extremely comfortable throughout the entire process, offering helpful suggestions but always listening to what we had to say about our musical tastes (no MGMT!) and how we wanted the night to flow. They asked really smart questions that helped us clarify our own plans for the evening. Communication was never a problem (always reachable by e-mail) and both were super cooperative when we had small changes. We had our wedding banquet this past Saturday, and everyone had a blast! While we had a few must play songs, we trusted Ben to add his own touch and play off the vibe of the crowd. He more than delivered. The groom and I were really bummed when the last song came on. We wanted to dance some more!

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Private User
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Gary is the man. Exhibiting a level of professionalism and organization we didn't think possible, he delivered on absolutely every aspect of the music for our wedding. While we were a bit hesitant to turn most of the song selection over to him, we felt instantly that we could trust him to put on the best party possible. With so many other details to take care of on our own, we were happy to leave the music to Gary, who did all of the music planning promptly and efficiently so that we did not have to worry about a single thing. He took our requests into account, made his own shrewd suggestions based on tons of experience and it all added up to a party we didn't want to end. Our guests have even asked for a copy of the playlist from the reception. We don't have a single regret apart from not having another party for Gary to DJ. He has our absolute highest recommendation.
Gary is the man. Exhibiting a level of professionalism and organization we didn't think possible, he delivered on Read more...
Gary is the man. Exhibiting a level of professionalism and organization we didn't think possible, he delivered on absolutely every aspect of the music for our wedding. While we were a bit hesitant to turn most of the song selection over to him, we felt instantly that we could trust him to put on the best party possible. With so many other details to take care of on our own, we were happy to leave the music to Gary, who did all of the music planning promptly and efficiently so that we did not have to worry about a single thing. He took our requests into account, made his own shrewd suggestions based on tons of experience and it all added up to a party we didn't want to end. Our guests have even asked for a copy of the playlist from the reception. We don't have a single regret apart from not having another party for Gary to DJ. He has our absolute highest recommendation. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
When we first began looking for vendors for the wedding, we wanted to choose people that we could trust to be organized and do the best job possible, particularly for our DJ as this was one of the most important aspects of our wedding for us. This was especially important as we did not hire a wedding planner for the wedding and didn't have the time to be as hands on as we wanted to be. From the minute we first met with Gary and James, we knew they would be the DJ company for us. They were extremely organized, professional and kept us on track, making us feel as though we were in great hands. As the day got closer and we talked about music, James had a great handle on what we were looking for, so we asked that he choose a lot of the music for us. He kept our dance floor full the entire night, which was extremely hard to do, as he was competing with an amazing deck and view of the Hudson at our venue. He and our coordinator at the wedding venue kept everything moving on time and were flexible. James was on time and professional on the day of our wedding, but was also a pleasure to work with and made our parents and bridal party feel at ease by preparing them for speeches etc. We would definitely recommend working with both James and Gary in the future, they helped make our wedding night amazing!
When we first began looking for vendors for the wedding, we wanted to choose people that we could trust to be organized Read more...
When we first began looking for vendors for the wedding, we wanted to choose people that we could trust to be organized and do the best job possible, particularly for our DJ as this was one of the most important aspects of our wedding for us. This was especially important as we did not hire a wedding planner for the wedding and didn't have the time to be as hands on as we wanted to be. From the minute we first met with Gary and James, we knew they would be the DJ company for us. They were extremely organized, professional and kept us on track, making us feel as though we were in great hands. As the day got closer and we talked about music, James had a great handle on what we were looking for, so we asked that he choose a lot of the music for us. He kept our dance floor full the entire night, which was extremely hard to do, as he was competing with an amazing deck and view of the Hudson at our venue. He and our coordinator at the wedding venue kept everything moving on time and were flexible. James was on time and professional on the day of our wedding, but was also a pleasure to work with and made our parents and bridal party feel at ease by preparing them for speeches etc. We would definitely recommend working with both James and Gary in the future, they helped make our wedding night amazing! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Sinead
Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
We were extremely happy with James. I found the company to be extremely professional and helpful from the onset. James dj'd for us from 3pm - 1am. He is very courteous and very well spoken. He was only supposed to stay until 11pm, but we had problems with our music for the last few hours, so he agreed without hesitation to stay and play as long as we needed him (of course there was a fee for the overtime, but there was no disruption to the party). This was huge for us, as had he not been able to continue, the party would have died very quickly. We gave him a list of music before the wedding, and he played the music we wanted and mixed very well. People were on the dancefloor from start to finish, and when we wanted to change the music, James was more than accommodating. In addition to the music, he also played MC for the evening during the speeches and did a very nice job. Overall, we would highly recommend James and 74 Events for your wedding!
We were extremely happy with James. I found the company to be extremely professional and helpful from the onset. James Read more...
We were extremely happy with James. I found the company to be extremely professional and helpful from the onset. James dj'd for us from 3pm - 1am. He is very courteous and very well spoken. He was only supposed to stay until 11pm, but we had problems with our music for the last few hours, so he agreed without hesitation to stay and play as long as we needed him (of course there was a fee for the overtime, but there was no disruption to the party). This was huge for us, as had he not been able to continue, the party would have died very quickly. We gave him a list of music before the wedding, and he played the music we wanted and mixed very well. People were on the dancefloor from start to finish, and when we wanted to change the music, James was more than accommodating. In addition to the music, he also played MC for the evening during the speeches and did a very nice job. Overall, we would highly recommend James and 74 Events for your wedding! Read less
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J
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Gary and Jay was an absolute pleasure. Gary is a constant professional. Prompt, responsive and highly experienced, he made the music portion of our planning process a complete breeze. He walked us through the entire process, but was also very receptive to our input. It was evident that he had done this hundreds of times before, but we never felt like just another client. Gary recommended Jay as our DJ, and he did a superb job. He has a deep appreciation for multiple genre's of music, and was immediately able to identify with our musical tastes and preferences. We felt as if he somehow found a way to create the ultimate playlist of our combined musical libraries. Guests (both young and old) couldn't resist rushing the dance floor. At least five guests individually approached us and said this might be the best time they've had at a wedding. We would highly recommend them both. Incredible job.
Working with Gary and Jay was an absolute pleasure. Gary is a constant professional. Prompt, responsive and highly Read more...
Working with Gary and Jay was an absolute pleasure. Gary is a constant professional. Prompt, responsive and highly experienced, he made the music portion of our planning process a complete breeze. He walked us through the entire process, but was also very receptive to our input. It was evident that he had done this hundreds of times before, but we never felt like just another client. Gary recommended Jay as our DJ, and he did a superb job. He has a deep appreciation for multiple genre's of music, and was immediately able to identify with our musical tastes and preferences. We felt as if he somehow found a way to create the ultimate playlist of our combined musical libraries. Guests (both young and old) couldn't resist rushing the dance floor. At least five guests individually approached us and said this might be the best time they've had at a wedding. We would highly recommend them both. Incredible job. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
We had DJ Sean for our wedding and he was fabulous! He DJ'd our dinner and dancing (we had live music for ceremony/cocktail hour). Sean and Gary were so easy to work with - very professional, and covered everything in prep meetings so that once the wedding arrived, everything was set. Sean did a great job with the music. Really listened to everything we told him and created a perfect play list for our party. We had SO many people compliment us on the dance party afterward, and ask where we found such an awesome DJ. Dancing was super important to my husband and me, and we were absolutely floored by what an amazing dance party he helped to create.
We had DJ Sean for our wedding and he was fabulous! He DJ'd our dinner and dancing (we had live music for Read more...
We had DJ Sean for our wedding and he was fabulous! He DJ'd our dinner and dancing (we had live music for ceremony/cocktail hour). Sean and Gary were so easy to work with - very professional, and covered everything in prep meetings so that once the wedding arrived, everything was set. Sean did a great job with the music. Really listened to everything we told him and created a perfect play list for our party. We had SO many people compliment us on the dance party afterward, and ask where we found such an awesome DJ. Dancing was super important to my husband and me, and we were absolutely floored by what an amazing dance party he helped to create. Read less
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Molly Rose
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Superb! Professional and organized from beginning to end. Incredibly knowledgeable about coordinating the music to the timeline, to the catering needs, and ultimately creating a unforgettable night! Really fun to work with and very reasonably priced! I would reccommend them to everyone!
Superb! Professional and organized from beginning to end. Incredibly knowledgeable about coordinating the music to the Read more...
Superb! Professional and organized from beginning to end. Incredibly knowledgeable about coordinating the music to the timeline, to the catering needs, and ultimately creating a unforgettable night! Really fun to work with and very reasonably priced! I would reccommend them to everyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Working with Gary and Rob for my wedding was so fantastic. They made the entire experience wonderful. First of, Gary is very attentive to his emails and very organized. He made suggestions that really helped us out and held multiple meetings between us/the DJ to make sure he got everything correct. Furthermore, Rob, who was the DJ for our wedding, was equally wonderful. He was a fantastic DJ and as one our guests said 'Not a single person was sitting down once dancing started' They were both fantastic and you can not go wrong having them DJ your wedding.
Working with Gary and Rob for my wedding was so fantastic. They made the entire experience wonderful. First of, Gary is Read more...
Working with Gary and Rob for my wedding was so fantastic. They made the entire experience wonderful. First of, Gary is very attentive to his emails and very organized. He made suggestions that really helped us out and held multiple meetings between us/the DJ to make sure he got everything correct. Furthermore, Rob, who was the DJ for our wedding, was equally wonderful. He was a fantastic DJ and as one our guests said 'Not a single person was sitting down once dancing started' They were both fantastic and you can not go wrong having them DJ your wedding. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I worked with both Gary Hoffman (on contracting and logistics) and Ben Goldfarb (our actual DJ) for our wedding in May. They were clearly dedicated to making our wedding what we wanted it to be - taking time to get to know us and guiding us through the process. Attention-to-detail was phenomenal and we barely had to worry about a thing. The day of the wedding, the dance floor was packed the entire time and our guests commented several times on how much fun they had. Would highly recommend!
My husband and I worked with both Gary Hoffman (on contracting and logistics) and Ben Goldfarb (our actual DJ) for our Read more...
My husband and I worked with both Gary Hoffman (on contracting and logistics) and Ben Goldfarb (our actual DJ) for our wedding in May. They were clearly dedicated to making our wedding what we wanted it to be - taking time to get to know us and guiding us through the process. Attention-to-detail was phenomenal and we barely had to worry about a thing. The day of the wedding, the dance floor was packed the entire time and our guests commented several times on how much fun they had. Would highly recommend! Read less
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C
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We booked 74 events based on a reference from a friend and we're glad that we did. My wife and I were married recently in Manhattan. My wife, of course, had about a million concerns about all of the details of our wedding reception. I, on the other hand, only had two concerns about our wedding reception: 1. That we have an open bar all night; and 2. that we have a great DJ. I'm glad to say that we had both at our reception and it really made a difference once we opened up the dancefloor for everyone to enjoy themselves and have a good time.

We had DJ Lindsey on the music and she did an outstanding job. She did a great job introducing the traditional events according to our agenda (introduction of the first dance, mother-son dance, etc.) and she kept the music going all night long and everyone had a great time. We've had so many people tell us that our wedding was one of the best weddings that they've ever been to and we owe a large part of that to Lindsey and Gary of 74 Events. Our DJ was one of the first vendors to show up and one of the last to leave. It was nice to know that that was one thing that we absolutely did not have to worry about on our big day.

I've been to wedding receptions or parties where the DJ has a good rhythm going and then they play a bad song and it clears out the dance floor. That never happened during our wedding reception. Not even close! In fact the opposite was true - we couldn't get people to leave!

Both Gary and Lindsey met with us before our wedding and discussed all details of the contract, how the night would play out, our music requests and preferences, etc. Truth be told, they really made the reception happen. We would definitely recommend them to anyone planning on having a wedding reception in the future. 5 stars all around.
We booked 74 events based on a reference from a friend and we're glad that we did. My wife and I were married recently in Read more...
We booked 74 events based on a reference from a friend and we're glad that we did. My wife and I were married recently in Manhattan. My wife, of course, had about a million concerns about all of the details of our wedding reception. I, on the other hand, only had two concerns about our wedding reception: 1. That we have an open bar all night; and 2. that we have a great DJ. I'm glad to say that we had both at our reception and it really made a difference once we opened up the dancefloor for everyone to enjoy themselves and have a good time.

We had DJ Lindsey on the music and she did an outstanding job. She did a great job introducing the traditional events according to our agenda (introduction of the first dance, mother-son dance, etc.) and she kept the music going all night long and everyone had a great time. We've had so many people tell us that our wedding was one of the best weddings that they've ever been to and we owe a large part of that to Lindsey and Gary of 74 Events. Our DJ was one of the first vendors to show up and one of the last to leave. It was nice to know that that was one thing that we absolutely did not have to worry about on our big day.

I've been to wedding receptions or parties where the DJ has a good rhythm going and then they play a bad song and it clears out the dance floor. That never happened during our wedding reception. Not even close! In fact the opposite was true - we couldn't get people to leave!

Both Gary and Lindsey met with us before our wedding and discussed all details of the contract, how the night would play out, our music requests and preferences, etc. Truth be told, they really made the reception happen. We would definitely recommend them to anyone planning on having a wedding reception in the future. 5 stars all around. Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Gary and Duane was great experience! Gary was super organized, personable, and professional. Duane played a great mix of both old and new music and kept all the different generations attending the wedding on the dance floor. I appreciated his "low key" MC approach - keeping the wedding on track and making announcements without being cheesy/showboaty. Highly recommended!
Working with Gary and Duane was great experience! Gary was super organized, personable, and professional. Duane played a Read more...
Working with Gary and Duane was great experience! Gary was super organized, personable, and professional. Duane played a great mix of both old and new music and kept all the different generations attending the wedding on the dance floor. I appreciated his "low key" MC approach - keeping the wedding on track and making announcements without being cheesy/showboaty. Highly recommended! Read less
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kathleen
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Gary at 74 Events as he was intimately involved in the pre-planning process and we were so grateful to have DJ Jay McElfresh for our wedding.

Jay really understood the vibe that we were trying to create mixing different genres of music throughout cocktail, dinner and dancing. He did a great job adding the Brazilian influence into our wedding. I appreciated his professionalism as well as his excitement behind the vision that we had for our wedding. Our wedding reception was held on the rooftop of The Nomad Hotel in NYC, I was confident in his ability to navigate the acoustics of both indoor and outdoor spaces. Gary and Jay worked really well together to coordinate with our wedding planner and the team at the Nomad Hotel.

Music is key to setting the tone for the event and would strongly recommend DJ Jay and the 74 Event teams ability to deliver and exceptional performance.

Thank You!
Kathleen & Theo
I loved working with Gary at 74 Events as he was intimately involved in the pre-planning process and we were so grateful Read more...
I loved working with Gary at 74 Events as he was intimately involved in the pre-planning process and we were so grateful to have DJ Jay McElfresh for our wedding.

Jay really understood the vibe that we were trying to create mixing different genres of music throughout cocktail, dinner and dancing. He did a great job adding the Brazilian influence into our wedding. I appreciated his professionalism as well as his excitement behind the vision that we had for our wedding. Our wedding reception was held on the rooftop of The Nomad Hotel in NYC, I was confident in his ability to navigate the acoustics of both indoor and outdoor spaces. Gary and Jay worked really well together to coordinate with our wedding planner and the team at the Nomad Hotel.

Music is key to setting the tone for the event and would strongly recommend DJ Jay and the 74 Event teams ability to deliver and exceptional performance.

Thank You!
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Sandy
Wedding:
5/9/2014
5.0/5.0
We loved 74 Events and the service they provided for us. We were assigned DJ Rob Kelly who was professional, fun, and helpful.

Gary is a very conscientious business owner and every meeting we had with him was prompt, efficient, and professional. Gary and Rob are great to work with. They provide a worksheet to fill out to help them understand the kind of music you want and the mood you're trying to create for your wedding. They had a few suggestions regarding our music choices and they made some alternative suggestions. We listened to their recommendations and made adjustments. (They were right!)

They will work with you to find the right music for all aspects of the event from pre-ceremony, ceremony, cocktails, dinner, and dancing. Rob used the mic sparingly and at appropriate times to make announcements or to invite people to dance.

We loved the playlist and we loved how Rob generated the right mood for the right moment throughout the night.
We loved 74 Events and the service they provided for us. We were assigned DJ Rob Kelly who was professional, fun, and Read more...
We loved 74 Events and the service they provided for us. We were assigned DJ Rob Kelly who was professional, fun, and helpful.

Gary is a very conscientious business owner and every meeting we had with him was prompt, efficient, and professional. Gary and Rob are great to work with. They provide a worksheet to fill out to help them understand the kind of music you want and the mood you're trying to create for your wedding. They had a few suggestions regarding our music choices and they made some alternative suggestions. We listened to their recommendations and made adjustments. (They were right!)

They will work with you to find the right music for all aspects of the event from pre-ceremony, ceremony, cocktails, dinner, and dancing. Rob used the mic sparingly and at appropriate times to make announcements or to invite people to dance.

We loved the playlist and we loved how Rob generated the right mood for the right moment throughout the night. Read less
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R.
Wedding:
5/4/2014
5.0/5.0
My partner and I were married on May 4th and have nothing but praise for Gary and Duane. I admit I was initially worried about using a wedding DJ for our reception lest we end up with too much adolescent schtick, but these guys put all my concerns to rest right off the bat at our first meeting. Over the course of the planning process, they helped us think through the logistical and aesthetic vision for our party with utter good taste and professional ease and took care of all sorts of practical concerns for us so that we wouldn't have to think about them.

Everything at the reception went smoothly, even the bumps, so to speak. Duane's graceful manner as MC was classy and tasteful. He helped us navigate the crowd through a minor medical crisis involving a fainting relative, kept the hora-dancing lively but not too out of control, and beautifully selected dance music that kept our old and young, Jewish and Irish guests all on the dance floor nearly the entire evening. He smoothly helped my partner coordinate a surprise song and dance for me involving two or three dozen participants (I had no idea--the secret was perfectly kept). As busy and distracted as we were, we couldn't help but notice some brilliant transitions in the music and also got lots of complements from our guests on the artful musical curation. We were especially pleased at how well the traditional Irish tunes we requested were integrated into everything else. It helped bring our two families with their different backgrounds together as only music can do.

Gary and Duane have their business down to a science but approach it as the art form that it is. This was definitely the best DJ work I've ever encountered. We recommend them wholeheartedly and wish them nothing but success, fun and joy in their work.
My partner and I were married on May 4th and have nothing but praise for Gary and Duane. I admit I was initially worried Read more...
My partner and I were married on May 4th and have nothing but praise for Gary and Duane. I admit I was initially worried about using a wedding DJ for our reception lest we end up with too much adolescent schtick, but these guys put all my concerns to rest right off the bat at our first meeting. Over the course of the planning process, they helped us think through the logistical and aesthetic vision for our party with utter good taste and professional ease and took care of all sorts of practical concerns for us so that we wouldn't have to think about them.

Everything at the reception went smoothly, even the bumps, so to speak. Duane's graceful manner as MC was classy and tasteful. He helped us navigate the crowd through a minor medical crisis involving a fainting relative, kept the hora-dancing lively but not too out of control, and beautifully selected dance music that kept our old and young, Jewish and Irish guests all on the dance floor nearly the entire evening. He smoothly helped my partner coordinate a surprise song and dance for me involving two or three dozen participants (I had no idea--the secret was perfectly kept). As busy and distracted as we were, we couldn't help but notice some brilliant transitions in the music and also got lots of complements from our guests on the artful musical curation. We were especially pleased at how well the traditional Irish tunes we requested were integrated into everything else. It helped bring our two families with their different backgrounds together as only music can do.

Gary and Duane have their business down to a science but approach it as the art form that it is. This was definitely the best DJ work I've ever encountered. We recommend them wholeheartedly and wish them nothing but success, fun and joy in their work. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Gary was THE BEST. By far the favorite vendor we worked with during our wedding planning. He was so professional and really listened to our input. We had a lot of favorite bands that we didn't think would fit at a wedding, and he found a way to include it all naturally. We had many guests come up and say "we've never heard (band) at a wedding before...this is the best!". The whole night ran smoothly and he had everyone on the dance floor. He runs a great business, we'd recommend him to anyone!!
Gary was THE BEST. By far the favorite vendor we worked with during our wedding planning. He was so professional and Read more...
Gary was THE BEST. By far the favorite vendor we worked with during our wedding planning. He was so professional and really listened to our input. We had a lot of favorite bands that we didn't think would fit at a wedding, and he found a way to include it all naturally. We had many guests come up and say "we've never heard (band) at a wedding before...this is the best!". The whole night ran smoothly and he had everyone on the dance floor. He runs a great business, we'd recommend him to anyone!! Read less
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Ivy
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I loved working with Gary and Rob Kelley (our DJ that night). We had two great professional meetings with both of them prior to the wedding, where they made us feel at ease and made sure that got notes on everything we wanted (every single detail!). We really wanted to avoid the cheesy pitfalls that can come with a DJ (intros, line dancing, etc.), and that's what 74 events is all about. They want the same class that you do, and they believed in the same kind of event style that we wanted. The night of the wedding Rob had EVERYONE up dancing (so much so that the room was literally jumping). We couldn't have asked for nicer, more organized and helpful people to work with. They definitely made the wedding a huge success and I would recommend them to any couple looking for class and style in their DJ.
My husband and I loved working with Gary and Rob Kelley (our DJ that night). We had two great professional meetings with Read more...
My husband and I loved working with Gary and Rob Kelley (our DJ that night). We had two great professional meetings with both of them prior to the wedding, where they made us feel at ease and made sure that got notes on everything we wanted (every single detail!). We really wanted to avoid the cheesy pitfalls that can come with a DJ (intros, line dancing, etc.), and that's what 74 events is all about. They want the same class that you do, and they believed in the same kind of event style that we wanted. The night of the wedding Rob had EVERYONE up dancing (so much so that the room was literally jumping). We couldn't have asked for nicer, more organized and helpful people to work with. They definitely made the wedding a huge success and I would recommend them to any couple looking for class and style in their DJ. Read less
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Krystina
Wedding:
4/27/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough amazing things about DJ Gaza!! First of all, he is by far, the most professional individual that I had the pleasure of working with throughout my wedding planning process. He had any and all information about him and what he could offer right up front as well as references and samples to listen to. He asked all the right questions and I felt like he really understood the vibe that my husband and myself were looking for on our wedding day. Being huge music lovers, we had a lot of suggestions for Gary and he took those and ran with them. Once he started playing music, I don't think anyone sat down. He knows exactly how to read a crowd and kept the party going. 4 months later and my aunts are still talking about how much their feet hurt from dancing so much :-). If you are looking for a phenomenal DJ, then DJ Gaza is your guy. We highly recommend him and I sincerely hope that I get to work with him again in the future!
I can't say enough amazing things about DJ Gaza!! First of all, he is by far, the most professional individual that I had Read more...
I can't say enough amazing things about DJ Gaza!! First of all, he is by far, the most professional individual that I had the pleasure of working with throughout my wedding planning process. He had any and all information about him and what he could offer right up front as well as references and samples to listen to. He asked all the right questions and I felt like he really understood the vibe that my husband and myself were looking for on our wedding day. Being huge music lovers, we had a lot of suggestions for Gary and he took those and ran with them. Once he started playing music, I don't think anyone sat down. He knows exactly how to read a crowd and kept the party going. 4 months later and my aunts are still talking about how much their feet hurt from dancing so much :-). If you are looking for a phenomenal DJ, then DJ Gaza is your guy. We highly recommend him and I sincerely hope that I get to work with him again in the future! Read less
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Cassie
Wedding:
4/27/2014
5.0/5.0
From the moment we contacted Gary regarding our wedding, we knew we had hit the DJ jackpot. Although Gary was already booked for the day of our wedding, he set us up with one of the many talented DJs 74 Events had to offer and his selection - DJ Khan (Constantine Ptohos) - was absolutely perfect. In the months leading up to the event, Gary was in constant contact with us, answering any and all questions we had for him very promptly and professionally. It was apparent that he would do everything and anything he could to make our wedding exactly what we wanted it to be. He was always flexible about meeting times and never made us feel like we were asking too much of him--even when we changed our minds about things on the fly.

We could not have been happier with the music at the event. We had a lot of suggestions for our playlist that had a very wide musical range, but Con worked with our eclectic taste incredibly well. So many of our guests were raving about it throughout the night. We could not stop dancing because he was that good. Three days later and I'm still a little sore, but very, very happy.

Hire 74 Events for your wedding and you will not be disappointed. They were an enormous part of what made our day special. It simply wouldn't have been the same without them. Thanks guys!
From the moment we contacted Gary regarding our wedding, we knew we had hit the DJ jackpot. Although Gary was already Read more...
From the moment we contacted Gary regarding our wedding, we knew we had hit the DJ jackpot. Although Gary was already booked for the day of our wedding, he set us up with one of the many talented DJs 74 Events had to offer and his selection - DJ Khan (Constantine Ptohos) - was absolutely perfect. In the months leading up to the event, Gary was in constant contact with us, answering any and all questions we had for him very promptly and professionally. It was apparent that he would do everything and anything he could to make our wedding exactly what we wanted it to be. He was always flexible about meeting times and never made us feel like we were asking too much of him--even when we changed our minds about things on the fly.

We could not have been happier with the music at the event. We had a lot of suggestions for our playlist that had a very wide musical range, but Con worked with our eclectic taste incredibly well. So many of our guests were raving about it throughout the night. We could not stop dancing because he was that good. Three days later and I'm still a little sore, but very, very happy.

Hire 74 Events for your wedding and you will not be disappointed. They were an enormous part of what made our day special. It simply wouldn't have been the same without them. Thanks guys! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
4/27/2014
5.0/5.0
WHOA!!!! THE BEST DJ EXPERIENCE! EXPECTATIONS EXCEEDED! - yes, I'm yelling…. :)
74 Events was one of the most professional vendors we delt with. Gary was fast to respond from the get go. Our friend recommended 74 events, because of her excellent experience with them, so we went with it. Gary paired us up with Duane, who we absolutely loved. His music taste really blended with the music styles we love. (Jazz, Old r&b/soul, tasteful popular tunes) Both times we met with Gary and Duane, they were extremely friendly, professional and efficient.
At the wedding Duane (DJ) got our musical taste and directed the energy in the room in a way that pretty much kept everyone on the dance floor most of the night. He hit all the cues perfectly from the wedding procession to the first dance, to speeches. So many of our guests ranging in age from 20's all the way up into the 70's were commenting on how great our DJ was. He brought so much joy, with the music choices and arrangement of how it was all played. That is skill!

Thank you Gary, and thank you Duane!
WHOA!!!! THE BEST DJ EXPERIENCE! EXPECTATIONS EXCEEDED! - yes, I'm yelling…. :)
74 Events was one of the most Read more...
WHOA!!!! THE BEST DJ EXPERIENCE! EXPECTATIONS EXCEEDED! - yes, I'm yelling…. :)
74 Events was one of the most professional vendors we delt with. Gary was fast to respond from the get go. Our friend recommended 74 events, because of her excellent experience with them, so we went with it. Gary paired us up with Duane, who we absolutely loved. His music taste really blended with the music styles we love. (Jazz, Old r&b/soul, tasteful popular tunes) Both times we met with Gary and Duane, they were extremely friendly, professional and efficient.
At the wedding Duane (DJ) got our musical taste and directed the energy in the room in a way that pretty much kept everyone on the dance floor most of the night. He hit all the cues perfectly from the wedding procession to the first dance, to speeches. So many of our guests ranging in age from 20's all the way up into the 70's were commenting on how great our DJ was. He brought so much joy, with the music choices and arrangement of how it was all played. That is skill!

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Annette
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
If I could give 74 Events six stars, I absolutely would. I contacted a lot of DJs, but was wary of using a one man shop (as in, what happens if he decides to move to LA the week before the wedding?) and the larger, more corporate options completely turned me off (the DJs seemed so cheesy and the sales people were incredibly pushy). Enter 74 Events - I would describe to almost like a booking agency where Gary takes care of logistics and sets you up with his trusted and highly skilled colleagues. Our actual DJ was Rob Kelley and from the first time I met him and Gary, I had a great feeling about things. Gary was incredibly responsive and handled all the logistics flawlessly, and has really helpful in nailing down the reception timeline in the weeks leading up to it. Rob absolutely blew me away at the reception. He took all of our preferences into account and the music was perfectly suited for the cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing portions of the evening. At the end of the night and in the days after, I had so many friends comment that Rob was the best DJ they had ever heard at a wedding. I really cannot recommend 74 Events highly enough, definitely a highlight of our reception.
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If I could give 74 Events six stars, I absolutely would. I contacted a lot of DJs, but was wary of using a one man shop (as in, what happens if he decides to move to LA the week before the wedding?) and the larger, more corporate options completely turned me off (the DJs seemed so cheesy and the sales people were incredibly pushy). Enter 74 Events - I would describe to almost like a booking agency where Gary takes care of logistics and sets you up with his trusted and highly skilled colleagues. Our actual DJ was Rob Kelley and from the first time I met him and Gary, I had a great feeling about things. Gary was incredibly responsive and handled all the logistics flawlessly, and has really helpful in nailing down the reception timeline in the weeks leading up to it. Rob absolutely blew me away at the reception. He took all of our preferences into account and the music was perfectly suited for the cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing portions of the evening. At the end of the night and in the days after, I had so many friends comment that Rob was the best DJ they had ever heard at a wedding. I really cannot recommend 74 Events highly enough, definitely a highlight of our reception. Read less
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Elena
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Gary Hoffmann is seriously a wedding whisperer—he was a master at making is feel like we were taken care of! We always left our planning meetings (two, in NYC, which was so convenient for us!) feeling less stressed than we entered. He responded immediately to any questions or requests we had, and he did an amazing job of pairing us with our DJ, Sean Marquand. Sean was great—professional, punctual, fun, and he listened to everything we asked for music-wise and did a fantastic job DJ-ing our wedding. There was not a moment that the dance floor was empty! We got tons of compliments on the music, and heard from many guests that it was the most fun they have ever had at a wedding. We definitely have to give Sean most of the credit for that! Many thanks to Gary and Sean for making everything about choosing our DJ as easy as possible—we would highly highly recommend them both : )
Gary Hoffmann is seriously a wedding whisperer—he was a master at making is feel like we were taken care of! We always Read more...
Gary Hoffmann is seriously a wedding whisperer—he was a master at making is feel like we were taken care of! We always left our planning meetings (two, in NYC, which was so convenient for us!) feeling less stressed than we entered. He responded immediately to any questions or requests we had, and he did an amazing job of pairing us with our DJ, Sean Marquand. Sean was great—professional, punctual, fun, and he listened to everything we asked for music-wise and did a fantastic job DJ-ing our wedding. There was not a moment that the dance floor was empty! We got tons of compliments on the music, and heard from many guests that it was the most fun they have ever had at a wedding. We definitely have to give Sean most of the credit for that! Many thanks to Gary and Sean for making everything about choosing our DJ as easy as possible—we would highly highly recommend them both : ) Read less
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Jon
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
74events was perfect. Gary runs it with a great balance of an authentically dope DJ roster and professional service. He's super chill and went out of his way to make sure everything was taken care of leading up to the event. I requested Jim (DJ $mall ¢hange) for my wedding and luckily he was available. I knew about him from outside of the wedding industry - he's got a crazily expansive knowledge of music in all genres and knows how to pull it together to rock a crowd. He's also easy going and totally "gets it" - it's your wedding and he'll hear you out on all your input so he can cater to what you want the party to be like. I was looking to hear a little of everything from hip hop classics, underground electronic, rare 50s and 60s soul, etc etc and he nailed it - after dinner it turned into a sweaty, drunk all night dance party, just like I wanted. Jim and Gary did an incredible job and I highly recommend them.
74events was perfect. Gary runs it with a great balance of an authentically dope DJ roster and professional service. He's Read more...
74events was perfect. Gary runs it with a great balance of an authentically dope DJ roster and professional service. He's super chill and went out of his way to make sure everything was taken care of leading up to the event. I requested Jim (DJ $mall ¢hange) for my wedding and luckily he was available. I knew about him from outside of the wedding industry - he's got a crazily expansive knowledge of music in all genres and knows how to pull it together to rock a crowd. He's also easy going and totally "gets it" - it's your wedding and he'll hear you out on all your input so he can cater to what you want the party to be like. I was looking to hear a little of everything from hip hop classics, underground electronic, rare 50s and 60s soul, etc etc and he nailed it - after dinner it turned into a sweaty, drunk all night dance party, just like I wanted. Jim and Gary did an incredible job and I highly recommend them. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
So awesome!! Gary was recommended to us by our venue, and we were struck immediately by his prompt response to our email inquiry and professionalism during our first meeting. These impressions were further realized in all of our interactions with Gary. He is organized, responsive, reliable, and clearly runs a great business.

Since Gary was unavailable on our wedding date, we had DJ Rob Kelly serve as our DJ. He was excellent! He has a cool, but not "too cool" vibe, and was not at all cheesey (as some wedding DJs are). His music choices fit exactly what we wanted during our cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing, and several of our guests commented on how much fun they had on the dance floor. Rob seemed genuinely concerned that everyone was having a good time, and that we were satisfied with his music choices.

Rob also did the music for our ceremony and provided a microphone for our officiant, which was super helpful. We made a last-minute choice to have our ceremony outside, and he was very flexible about the location change and extra set-up.

Overall, we were extremely satisfied with 74 Events... highly recommended!!
So awesome!! Gary was recommended to us by our venue, and we were struck immediately by his prompt response to our email Read more...
So awesome!! Gary was recommended to us by our venue, and we were struck immediately by his prompt response to our email inquiry and professionalism during our first meeting. These impressions were further realized in all of our interactions with Gary. He is organized, responsive, reliable, and clearly runs a great business.

Since Gary was unavailable on our wedding date, we had DJ Rob Kelly serve as our DJ. He was excellent! He has a cool, but not "too cool" vibe, and was not at all cheesey (as some wedding DJs are). His music choices fit exactly what we wanted during our cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing, and several of our guests commented on how much fun they had on the dance floor. Rob seemed genuinely concerned that everyone was having a good time, and that we were satisfied with his music choices.

Rob also did the music for our ceremony and provided a microphone for our officiant, which was super helpful. We made a last-minute choice to have our ceremony outside, and he was very flexible about the location change and extra set-up.

Overall, we were extremely satisfied with 74 Events... highly recommended!! Read less
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Farah
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Gary exceeded our expectations. From our first meeting we felt absolutely comfortable and at ease with the importance of music for our wedding. It was a pleasant "business" experience we really didn't expect. We also met Duane with Gary and can't say enough wonderful things about both of them. Their professionalism, ease to work with, their knowledge of music and being on the pulse of what works and what doesn't music wise was uncomparable. They told us that we shouldn't have to worry or be concerned about music and achieving that energy (that it's their job to do so) and they clearly exceeded that.

Duane was such a pleasure to work with on our wedding day! We received countless number of comments on how good the music was. Our events director at the restaurant noted she had never seen this many people dance this much at a wedding. Duane's solid experience carried on to the seamless music transitions throughout the day. It takes more than just playing popular songs to keep the energy up, it takes a good ear and particular recognition of the crowd/genre, etc and Duane did it all.

Thank you both Gary and Duane. Outside of the business, you are both wonderful people. You truly made the most important day of our lives quite a memorable one.
Gary exceeded our expectations. From our first meeting we felt absolutely comfortable and at ease with the importance of Read more...
Gary exceeded our expectations. From our first meeting we felt absolutely comfortable and at ease with the importance of music for our wedding. It was a pleasant "business" experience we really didn't expect. We also met Duane with Gary and can't say enough wonderful things about both of them. Their professionalism, ease to work with, their knowledge of music and being on the pulse of what works and what doesn't music wise was uncomparable. They told us that we shouldn't have to worry or be concerned about music and achieving that energy (that it's their job to do so) and they clearly exceeded that.

Duane was such a pleasure to work with on our wedding day! We received countless number of comments on how good the music was. Our events director at the restaurant noted she had never seen this many people dance this much at a wedding. Duane's solid experience carried on to the seamless music transitions throughout the day. It takes more than just playing popular songs to keep the energy up, it takes a good ear and particular recognition of the crowd/genre, etc and Duane did it all.

Thank you both Gary and Duane. Outside of the business, you are both wonderful people. You truly made the most important day of our lives quite a memorable one. Read less
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David
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Gary and Duane were an unbelievable asset to our wedding. From the first meeting we knew we had the right team. They were professional, reliable, punctual, and a pleasure to work with. The wedding was two weeks ago and we are still receiving comments from family and friends about how good the music was. Duane 'brought it' and we were thrilled that he was part of our day. He coordinated every detail we had discussed with the reception event planner. We plan on visiting him for future events he DJ's in the city. Gary and Duane delivered on every promise. I can't recommend 74Events enough. You will not be disappointed. More than anything else they are simply nice guys who are exceptional at what they do. Many thanks to them both.
Farah and David
Gary and Duane were an unbelievable asset to our wedding. From the first meeting we knew we had the right team. They were Read more...
Gary and Duane were an unbelievable asset to our wedding. From the first meeting we knew we had the right team. They were professional, reliable, punctual, and a pleasure to work with. The wedding was two weeks ago and we are still receiving comments from family and friends about how good the music was. Duane 'brought it' and we were thrilled that he was part of our day. He coordinated every detail we had discussed with the reception event planner. We plan on visiting him for future events he DJ's in the city. Gary and Duane delivered on every promise. I can't recommend 74Events enough. You will not be disappointed. More than anything else they are simply nice guys who are exceptional at what they do. Many thanks to them both.
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Marissa
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Gary and Duane really exceeded our expectations. My husband and I are both pretty particular when it comes to music, and we were worried that finding the 'right' DJ would be a tedious process for us. We decided on using 74 Events after one short meeting - my husband and I could tell immediately that they understood our music tastes, the sort of feel we were going for, and that Gary and Duane would be great to work with. Both Gary and Duane were extremely professional, knowledgeable, and genuinely interested in making sure they understood what we wanted and that their services would meet our expectations. They both offered feedback and suggestions for certain songs (Cake cutting, entrances, etc.) that we would have not previously thought of and we ended up utilizing almost all of their suggestions. I think the number one compliment/comment we received at the wedding (and in the weeks after) had to do with the music. Every guest LOVED the music - it was the perfect mix of old and new material, which is exactly what we wanted. I had several guests point out how Duane was 'killing it' starting with the first song at cocktail hour (my husband and I were sad to have missed some of the music at cocktail hour!), to the final song that ended the night. Every single person danced the entire time and several guests told us that they had never seen so many people dancing at a wedding before, nor had they danced so much themselves at a wedding. I am so happy and grateful that we decided to work with 74 Events and I would recommend them to anyone and everyone for a wedding or any other event. You will not be disappointed when working with 74 Events!
Gary and Duane really exceeded our expectations. My husband and I are both pretty particular when it comes to music, and Read more...
Gary and Duane really exceeded our expectations. My husband and I are both pretty particular when it comes to music, and we were worried that finding the 'right' DJ would be a tedious process for us. We decided on using 74 Events after one short meeting - my husband and I could tell immediately that they understood our music tastes, the sort of feel we were going for, and that Gary and Duane would be great to work with. Both Gary and Duane were extremely professional, knowledgeable, and genuinely interested in making sure they understood what we wanted and that their services would meet our expectations. They both offered feedback and suggestions for certain songs (Cake cutting, entrances, etc.) that we would have not previously thought of and we ended up utilizing almost all of their suggestions. I think the number one compliment/comment we received at the wedding (and in the weeks after) had to do with the music. Every guest LOVED the music - it was the perfect mix of old and new material, which is exactly what we wanted. I had several guests point out how Duane was 'killing it' starting with the first song at cocktail hour (my husband and I were sad to have missed some of the music at cocktail hour!), to the final song that ended the night. Every single person danced the entire time and several guests told us that they had never seen so many people dancing at a wedding before, nor had they danced so much themselves at a wedding. I am so happy and grateful that we decided to work with 74 Events and I would recommend them to anyone and everyone for a wedding or any other event. You will not be disappointed when working with 74 Events! Read less
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Alexander
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Gary to DJ our wedding at the Foundry. My wife and I were impressed by his professionalism from start to finish. In our meetings, he was clear, well-organized, and affable. He was receptive to our musical suggestions while also understanding how to fill in the blanks. In our conversations, he wasn't afraid to express his own musical tastes and opinions, but he always listened to ours as well. He was never pushy, snobbish, condescending, or dismissive, and he seemed genuinely excited to find the right music for us. On the night of the wedding, he created a great ambiance. The music was engaging without being distracting, and the volume was perfect for conversation during the reception and dinner. When it was time to dance, Gary switched gears seamlessly and got everyone on the dance floor. The positive energy was amazing, and most of the guests were still going strong after four non-stop hours of great music.

Our wedding was the best party of our lives, and we're thankful to Gary for his musical contribution!
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We hired Gary to DJ our wedding at the Foundry. My wife and I were impressed by his professionalism from start to finish. In our meetings, he was clear, well-organized, and affable. He was receptive to our musical suggestions while also understanding how to fill in the blanks. In our conversations, he wasn't afraid to express his own musical tastes and opinions, but he always listened to ours as well. He was never pushy, snobbish, condescending, or dismissive, and he seemed genuinely excited to find the right music for us. On the night of the wedding, he created a great ambiance. The music was engaging without being distracting, and the volume was perfect for conversation during the reception and dinner. When it was time to dance, Gary switched gears seamlessly and got everyone on the dance floor. The positive energy was amazing, and most of the guests were still going strong after four non-stop hours of great music.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I originally wanted a band for our wedding, but the cost was astronomical and not in the budget. I was apprehensive about getting a DJ because, at every wedding I have ever been to, they are completely cheesy or annoying. Well, Gary Hoffman and James Mulry will change your mind about that. In fact, they help you to remember that the job itself is indeed an art. Gary takes professionalism to a level that I didn't think existed in the wedding industry: his patience and attention to detail made us feel confident that our wedding would be a classy affair with tons of fun. And, actually, our DJ James's sophisticated sense of style and ability to feel the crowd out had everyone--from old folks to academic/corporate nerds to Austin hipsters--partying on the dance floor. Everybody at our wedding commented on how amazing the music was. Both Gary and James helped set the exact vibe that we were looking for. Thank you, Gary, for being so on top of everything and thank you, James, for rocking it out!!
My husband and I originally wanted a band for our wedding, but the cost was astronomical and not in the budget. I was Read more...
My husband and I originally wanted a band for our wedding, but the cost was astronomical and not in the budget. I was apprehensive about getting a DJ because, at every wedding I have ever been to, they are completely cheesy or annoying. Well, Gary Hoffman and James Mulry will change your mind about that. In fact, they help you to remember that the job itself is indeed an art. Gary takes professionalism to a level that I didn't think existed in the wedding industry: his patience and attention to detail made us feel confident that our wedding would be a classy affair with tons of fun. And, actually, our DJ James's sophisticated sense of style and ability to feel the crowd out had everyone--from old folks to academic/corporate nerds to Austin hipsters--partying on the dance floor. Everybody at our wedding commented on how amazing the music was. Both Gary and James helped set the exact vibe that we were looking for. Thank you, Gary, for being so on top of everything and thank you, James, for rocking it out!! Read less
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Leah&Becca
Wedding:
2/16/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a great time working with Gary (who runs the company) and Rob (our DJ) at 74 Events. Gary was the consummate professional from the beginning (which we were nervous about when searching for a DJ). He was courteous and prompt and responsive on email, which was so important to us. He helped us figure out all of the logistics and even sent us song options when we weren't sure what to use for the cake-cutting and wedding party entrance.

Rob was great on the day of the wedding. He handled the music for the ceremony, set up a playlist for the cocktail hour and ran everything for the reception. The venue is set up with the dance floor adjacent to the reception room, which meant Rob had to do a lot of running back and forth with a microphone for the toasts, etc. but he handled it all really well.

When it came to the last song Rob came over to us and suggested Galileo (which had been on our playlist for the night but hadn't been played yet). We were apprehensive, since it's a slower song and we didn't know if it was the right note to end on, but we agreed to go ahead with it and it turned out to be a GREAT choice. All of our friends still on the dance floor (and there were many of them) formed circles singing the words to the song, and ultimately we formed one giant circle of everyone singing along. It was definitely one of the best moments of the night and we give Rob 100% credit for that recommendation.
We had a great time working with Gary (who runs the company) and Rob (our DJ) at 74 Events. Gary was the consummate Read more...
We had a great time working with Gary (who runs the company) and Rob (our DJ) at 74 Events. Gary was the consummate professional from the beginning (which we were nervous about when searching for a DJ). He was courteous and prompt and responsive on email, which was so important to us. He helped us figure out all of the logistics and even sent us song options when we weren't sure what to use for the cake-cutting and wedding party entrance.

Rob was great on the day of the wedding. He handled the music for the ceremony, set up a playlist for the cocktail hour and ran everything for the reception. The venue is set up with the dance floor adjacent to the reception room, which meant Rob had to do a lot of running back and forth with a microphone for the toasts, etc. but he handled it all really well.

When it came to the last song Rob came over to us and suggested Galileo (which had been on our playlist for the night but hadn't been played yet). We were apprehensive, since it's a slower song and we didn't know if it was the right note to end on, but we agreed to go ahead with it and it turned out to be a GREAT choice. All of our friends still on the dance floor (and there were many of them) formed circles singing the words to the song, and ultimately we formed one giant circle of everyone singing along. It was definitely one of the best moments of the night and we give Rob 100% credit for that recommendation. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about 74 events and our dj James Arnold. Coordinating all the different vendors for a wedding can often cause stress but 74 events not only returned every email and phone call in a timely manner but also made planning the whole thing very easy. They worked with us and the needs of other vendors to make sure we had a timeline in which everything went smoothly and gave us a great party. Our friends and family have just kept telling us over and over again what a great party it was, how much fun they had, how comfortable and full of joy the reception room was. I like to say it was a dream wrapped in a cloud and sprinkled with glitter. The next day cleaning up the reception space and picking up some leftover supplies, the chef came out of the kitchen to ask us who our dj was because he loved the music so much and said it was one of the best parties he had ever heard at our venue. James was super friendly, really accommodating, and definitely made sure everyone was comfortable while he still played music that kept everyone dancing. I would highly recommend them for any party!!!
I can't say enough about 74 events and our dj James Arnold. Coordinating all the different vendors for a wedding can often Read more...
I can't say enough about 74 events and our dj James Arnold. Coordinating all the different vendors for a wedding can often cause stress but 74 events not only returned every email and phone call in a timely manner but also made planning the whole thing very easy. They worked with us and the needs of other vendors to make sure we had a timeline in which everything went smoothly and gave us a great party. Our friends and family have just kept telling us over and over again what a great party it was, how much fun they had, how comfortable and full of joy the reception room was. I like to say it was a dream wrapped in a cloud and sprinkled with glitter. The next day cleaning up the reception space and picking up some leftover supplies, the chef came out of the kitchen to ask us who our dj was because he loved the music so much and said it was one of the best parties he had ever heard at our venue. James was super friendly, really accommodating, and definitely made sure everyone was comfortable while he still played music that kept everyone dancing. I would highly recommend them for any party!!! Read less
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Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
I just wanted to start this off by saying Gary and Jamar were quite amazing throughout the process, they guided us and even help us come up with the flow of the day. Our wedding day would not have been the same without them and there is no doubt we made the perfect choice. Thanks Guys!
I just wanted to start this off by saying Gary and Jamar were quite amazing throughout the process, they guided us and Read more...
I just wanted to start this off by saying Gary and Jamar were quite amazing throughout the process, they guided us and even help us come up with the flow of the day. Our wedding day would not have been the same without them and there is no doubt we made the perfect choice. Thanks Guys! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
1/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Gary was an unbelievably talented DJ for our January Wedding! From day 1, he gave us fair prices and conducted himself with complete class and professionalism. He is incredibly organized and makes sure every detail and song is exactly what you want. His expertise and experience is truly invaluable. He gave us a flat rate to DJ the ceremony and the wedding. We never thought we would have chosen recorded music for our ceremony, but everything was so beautiful and perfect for our ceremony. He was so flexible and even was able to connect an acoustic guitar to his equipment to allow our close friend to sing at our ceremony. Everything was fantastic from music before the ceremony and cocktail hour to dinner and reception music. He is a musical genius and knows the right music for the multigenerational crowd to the party crowd. We were completely satisfied with every single detail and everything was perfect. We got an overwhelming amount of compliments about our amazing DJ! Thank you so much Gary, you truly are the best!
Gary was an unbelievably talented DJ for our January Wedding! From day 1, he gave us fair prices and conducted himself Read more...
Gary was an unbelievably talented DJ for our January Wedding! From day 1, he gave us fair prices and conducted himself with complete class and professionalism. He is incredibly organized and makes sure every detail and song is exactly what you want. His expertise and experience is truly invaluable. He gave us a flat rate to DJ the ceremony and the wedding. We never thought we would have chosen recorded music for our ceremony, but everything was so beautiful and perfect for our ceremony. He was so flexible and even was able to connect an acoustic guitar to his equipment to allow our close friend to sing at our ceremony. Everything was fantastic from music before the ceremony and cocktail hour to dinner and reception music. He is a musical genius and knows the right music for the multigenerational crowd to the party crowd. We were completely satisfied with every single detail and everything was perfect. We got an overwhelming amount of compliments about our amazing DJ! Thank you so much Gary, you truly are the best! Read less
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Marie
Wedding:
12/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Gary Hoffman and our amazing DJ Duane Harriott truly made our wedding! Gary and Duane were so supportive and helpful throughout the process, and my husband and I knew instantly after our first meeting that we had made a great choice. Duane started the party up that night, and kept it going. And I, as the bride, never left the dance floor! That's the sign of a wonderful DJ service!
Our experience with Gary Hoffman and our amazing DJ Duane Harriott truly made our wedding! Gary and Duane were so Read more...
Our experience with Gary Hoffman and our amazing DJ Duane Harriott truly made our wedding! Gary and Duane were so supportive and helpful throughout the process, and my husband and I knew instantly after our first meeting that we had made a great choice. Duane started the party up that night, and kept it going. And I, as the bride, never left the dance floor! That's the sign of a wonderful DJ service! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Gary Hoffman and James Mulry were absolute pleasures to work with! Throughout the entire process of planning our music, they were extremely professional, responded to our emails within hours and continuously checked in with us...and this was over a period of close to a year!
We began the DJ search very early on as music was one of the most important parts of our wedding for us. James was incredibly flexible with our music selections, yet provided suggestions when needed. We felt so at ease with James because it was clear he knew what he was doing and has great taste in music! But on top of that, he was so down to earth and such a nice guy it only made the whole process that much easier.
The day of the wedding went so unbelievably smoothly, and we have James to thank in part for that. He helped us guide the transitions of our wedding and he never became the center of attention at our wedding as some DJs become. He was simply perfect, and he helped make our wedding so memorable.
Gary Hoffman and James Mulry were absolute pleasures to work with! Throughout the entire process of planning our music, Read more...
Gary Hoffman and James Mulry were absolute pleasures to work with! Throughout the entire process of planning our music, they were extremely professional, responded to our emails within hours and continuously checked in with us...and this was over a period of close to a year!
We began the DJ search very early on as music was one of the most important parts of our wedding for us. James was incredibly flexible with our music selections, yet provided suggestions when needed. We felt so at ease with James because it was clear he knew what he was doing and has great taste in music! But on top of that, he was so down to earth and such a nice guy it only made the whole process that much easier.
The day of the wedding went so unbelievably smoothly, and we have James to thank in part for that. He helped us guide the transitions of our wedding and he never became the center of attention at our wedding as some DJs become. He was simply perfect, and he helped make our wedding so memorable. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Gary Hoffman, the best wedding DJ ever! Now I just hope I go to a wedding that isn't mine to fully enjoy all the amazing music, only bc as being the bride you miss out on some of the fun. But I received so so so many compliments from guests, and even had a friend say her husband never dances in 10 years of weddings, but couldn't pull him off the dance floor at my wedding! And he had all ages on the floor for the whole night. And for when I did get a chance to dance, it was a blast. Also his professionalism was so incredibly impressive from our first contact with him. He just gets it and picks up on the vibe of the couple and the guests so well. This is the guy I want to DJ at every wedding I go to in the future. So do you and your guests a favor and hire him!
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Gary Hoffman, the best wedding DJ ever! Now I just hope I go to a wedding that isn't mine to fully enjoy all the amazing music, only bc as being the bride you miss out on some of the fun. But I received so so so many compliments from guests, and even had a friend say her husband never dances in 10 years of weddings, but couldn't pull him off the dance floor at my wedding! And he had all ages on the floor for the whole night. And for when I did get a chance to dance, it was a blast. Also his professionalism was so incredibly impressive from our first contact with him. He just gets it and picks up on the vibe of the couple and the guests so well. This is the guy I want to DJ at every wedding I go to in the future. So do you and your guests a favor and hire him! Read less
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Nick
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
We can't express want an excellent experience it was working with Gary and Duane, who DJ'd our wedding. Gary handled planning and organizing our event with more professionalism and excellence than any other vendor. Duane was perfect. He was charming, very professional, flexible with changing schedules on the fly and played incredibly good music. One of the most enjoyable parts of the night was seeing how Duane improvised to fill an evening with music we loved from a short list we provided of artists we liked. I hate dancing. But I found myself wanting to be on the dance floor to enjoy what he was doing. We spent a lot of our honeymoon reflecting on the wedding. We were ecstatic about how everything came out. It was a great venue, our caterer was amazing, the florist did an unbelievable job. We wouldn't change a thing. But, hands down, we were most excited and impressed by Duane.
We can't express want an excellent experience it was working with Gary and Duane, who DJ'd our wedding. Gary handled Read more...
We can't express want an excellent experience it was working with Gary and Duane, who DJ'd our wedding. Gary handled planning and organizing our event with more professionalism and excellence than any other vendor. Duane was perfect. He was charming, very professional, flexible with changing schedules on the fly and played incredibly good music. One of the most enjoyable parts of the night was seeing how Duane improvised to fill an evening with music we loved from a short list we provided of artists we liked. I hate dancing. But I found myself wanting to be on the dance floor to enjoy what he was doing. We spent a lot of our honeymoon reflecting on the wedding. We were ecstatic about how everything came out. It was a great venue, our caterer was amazing, the florist did an unbelievable job. We wouldn't change a thing. But, hands down, we were most excited and impressed by Duane. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
74 Events was amazing from start to finish. Rob Kelley was the DJ at our wedding and did an amazing job. Our guests kept coming up to us saying how much they loved the music and how great the DJ was. Everyone was dancing all night. Leading up to the event Gary & Rob was extremely responsive and helpful. You can tell they really take pride in what they do and really care about making sure everyone has an amazing time.
74 Events was amazing from start to finish. Rob Kelley was the DJ at our wedding and did an amazing job. Our guests kept Read more...
74 Events was amazing from start to finish. Rob Kelley was the DJ at our wedding and did an amazing job. Our guests kept coming up to us saying how much they loved the music and how great the DJ was. Everyone was dancing all night. Leading up to the event Gary & Rob was extremely responsive and helpful. You can tell they really take pride in what they do and really care about making sure everyone has an amazing time. Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Clearly with hundreds of 5 star reviews - I'm just adding to the list so I'll keep it short.

We were SO LUCKY to get Gary personally to DJ our wedding. All of our friends still talk about how great the DJ was. Not only is he an amazing guy, so easy to work with, so much fun, so organized, he's also the best DJ I've ever seen/heard.

THE BEST BEST BEST! Amazing music for an amazing night. USE THEM!
Clearly with hundreds of 5 star reviews - I'm just adding to the list so I'll keep it short.

We were SO LUCKY to Read more...
Clearly with hundreds of 5 star reviews - I'm just adding to the list so I'll keep it short.

We were SO LUCKY to get Gary personally to DJ our wedding. All of our friends still talk about how great the DJ was. Not only is he an amazing guy, so easy to work with, so much fun, so organized, he's also the best DJ I've ever seen/heard.

THE BEST BEST BEST! Amazing music for an amazing night. USE THEM! Read less
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Gaby
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
My fiancé and I worked with 74 Events to DJ our wedding last weekend and we could not have been happier with the result!

Our main priorities when looking for a DJ were to find someone who would play a great mix of music, taking our tastes into consideration, and who would balance the mood to suit older family member, alongside younger guests. When we met Gary (the owner of 74 events, aka, DJ Gaza) and James (DJ for our wedding), it was clear that they understood our priorities.

In our first meeting (pre-booking) Gary and James introduced themselves and their expertise, then asked us questions to understand our goals for our wedding day. They were great listeners and showed themselves to be genuinely invested in making their style work for us. James also provided some sample mixes for us to listen to. When we went home and found ourselves dancing to his samples, we knew we’d made our decision.

In our second meeting, we went over song suggestions that my fiancé and I had assembled and provided beforehand. Gary and James were both really honest when advising which songs would work better than others and opening our minds to different song options. They also provided a lot of input on the wedding “agenda” and were extremely clear re: when and how announcements would be made.

On the wedding day James, dressed in a very dapper suit, really delivered! He knew how to keep everyone on the dance floor for long stretches of time. At the same time, he was more than able to tone it down when necessary so that everyone had time to relax and enjoy in their own way. All of James’ announcements were understated and tastefully delivered. I had several people stop me during the wedding to tell me how great the music/DJ was.

I’d strongly recommend 74 events, Gary, and James for any event. They’re extremely skilled at what they do and still willing to listen and tailor their skills to your dream event.
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My fiancé and I worked with 74 Events to DJ our wedding last weekend and we could not have been happier with the result!

Our main priorities when looking for a DJ were to find someone who would play a great mix of music, taking our tastes into consideration, and who would balance the mood to suit older family member, alongside younger guests. When we met Gary (the owner of 74 events, aka, DJ Gaza) and James (DJ for our wedding), it was clear that they understood our priorities.

In our first meeting (pre-booking) Gary and James introduced themselves and their expertise, then asked us questions to understand our goals for our wedding day. They were great listeners and showed themselves to be genuinely invested in making their style work for us. James also provided some sample mixes for us to listen to. When we went home and found ourselves dancing to his samples, we knew we’d made our decision.

In our second meeting, we went over song suggestions that my fiancé and I had assembled and provided beforehand. Gary and James were both really honest when advising which songs would work better than others and opening our minds to different song options. They also provided a lot of input on the wedding “agenda” and were extremely clear re: when and how announcements would be made.

On the wedding day James, dressed in a very dapper suit, really delivered! He knew how to keep everyone on the dance floor for long stretches of time. At the same time, he was more than able to tone it down when necessary so that everyone had time to relax and enjoy in their own way. All of James’ announcements were understated and tastefully delivered. I had several people stop me during the wedding to tell me how great the music/DJ was.

I’d strongly recommend 74 events, Gary, and James for any event. They’re extremely skilled at what they do and still willing to listen and tailor their skills to your dream event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jay was absolutely wonderful! Everyone commented on how great the music was--he got just about everyone on the dance floor. Honestly, Jay was essential in making the wedding wonderful. He moved the schedule along and set the tone. We found Jay and Gary to be extremely professional and couldn't be happier with our experience.
Jay was absolutely wonderful! Everyone commented on how great the music was--he got just about everyone on the dance Read more...
Jay was absolutely wonderful! Everyone commented on how great the music was--he got just about everyone on the dance floor. Honestly, Jay was essential in making the wedding wonderful. He moved the schedule along and set the tone. We found Jay and Gary to be extremely professional and couldn't be happier with our experience. Read less
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Addie
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot stop talking about how awesome our DJ was at our wedding and neither can our guests! I am so thrilled that we had such a rocking dance party! My 75 year old aunt was even dancing with me! Gary at 74 Events perfectly matched us with our DJ Ben. He understood our musical tastes and found a way of incorporating our 'must play' songs in a perfect way. The floors were bouncing and everyone was having a really fun time! Ben also played all the right music for the cocktail hour and dinner and the whole time it fit our personalities/wedding setting. The whole night ran so smoothly under Ben's lead; He provided the fun but also kept the evening on track. He also paid attention in the moment and followed the energy of the party.
Gary and Ben make a perfect team; I was so pleased to have the professional service of Gary and his advice on how to make the reception flow. It was an additional service I didn't know were getting and I am so grateful for! Gary and Ben helped us plan the order of the program, the timing, and paid serious attention to detail. Importantly, they were respectful of making it "our wedding" and didn't just follow a basic wedding protocol. Both Gary and our DJ have great experience and they know what works and what doesn't. With so many wedding things to be worried about, it was great to have 74 Events just take care of this and turn our wedding into an unforgettable party!
I cannot stop talking about how awesome our DJ was at our wedding and neither can our guests! I am so thrilled that we had Read more...
I cannot stop talking about how awesome our DJ was at our wedding and neither can our guests! I am so thrilled that we had such a rocking dance party! My 75 year old aunt was even dancing with me! Gary at 74 Events perfectly matched us with our DJ Ben. He understood our musical tastes and found a way of incorporating our 'must play' songs in a perfect way. The floors were bouncing and everyone was having a really fun time! Ben also played all the right music for the cocktail hour and dinner and the whole time it fit our personalities/wedding setting. The whole night ran so smoothly under Ben's lead; He provided the fun but also kept the evening on track. He also paid attention in the moment and followed the energy of the party.
Gary and Ben make a perfect team; I was so pleased to have the professional service of Gary and his advice on how to make the reception flow. It was an additional service I didn't know were getting and I am so grateful for! Gary and Ben helped us plan the order of the program, the timing, and paid serious attention to detail. Importantly, they were respectful of making it "our wedding" and didn't just follow a basic wedding protocol. Both Gary and our DJ have great experience and they know what works and what doesn't. With so many wedding things to be worried about, it was great to have 74 Events just take care of this and turn our wedding into an unforgettable party! Read less
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jessie
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
What can we say except: professional, relaxed, thorough, organized & insanely talented! We hired 74 Events for our wedding and had the pleasure of having Duane Harriott be our DJ for our event! Let's just put it this way.....the dance floor was packed all night long! We had a range of ages, guests from the UK and musical tastes there and Duane, with his infinite knowledge on music, genres, styles and how to read a crowd got everyone dancing TOGETHER on the floor from the very first song! Duane also worked with the jazz band we had hired for a few sets and navigated the transitions seamlessly with them throughout the night. That was a concern going in and they quickly worked together and didn't miss a beat, literally!
Both Gary and Duane walked us through the planning process the whole way through and the communication and meetings were a breeze! They are definitely one wedding vendor you will not have to worry about! HIRE THEM! They have a cool mix of being urban and cutting edge while entertaining that classic old school everyone loves! They are not your typical wedding DJ and made our wedding one to be remembered! We thank them immensely!
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What can we say except: professional, relaxed, thorough, organized & insanely talented! We hired 74 Events for our wedding and had the pleasure of having Duane Harriott be our DJ for our event! Let's just put it this way.....the dance floor was packed all night long! We had a range of ages, guests from the UK and musical tastes there and Duane, with his infinite knowledge on music, genres, styles and how to read a crowd got everyone dancing TOGETHER on the floor from the very first song! Duane also worked with the jazz band we had hired for a few sets and navigated the transitions seamlessly with them throughout the night. That was a concern going in and they quickly worked together and didn't miss a beat, literally!
Both Gary and Duane walked us through the planning process the whole way through and the communication and meetings were a breeze! They are definitely one wedding vendor you will not have to worry about! HIRE THEM! They have a cool mix of being urban and cutting edge while entertaining that classic old school everyone loves! They are not your typical wedding DJ and made our wedding one to be remembered! We thank them immensely! Read less
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Ian
Wedding:
10/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Totally 5/5. That doesn't surprise me. Gary Hoffmann was a referral from our caterer and we understand why. We worked with James Mulry on his team to produce a Jewish ceremony and dance and James was an amazing asset to the event. The music was a real hit, especially with my Jewish relatives who spent the first part of the night groovin' (probably not the right verb, but you get it...) to really energetic folk tunes, before the night moved to contemporary dance. James was SO EFFECTIVE in keeping us on schedule and real pro. The prep meetings before were very efficient and we were confident going into the event that music was going to be solid. It was. Hire these guys.
Totally 5/5. That doesn't surprise me. Gary Hoffmann was a referral from our caterer and we understand why. We worked with Read more...
Totally 5/5. That doesn't surprise me. Gary Hoffmann was a referral from our caterer and we understand why. We worked with James Mulry on his team to produce a Jewish ceremony and dance and James was an amazing asset to the event. The music was a real hit, especially with my Jewish relatives who spent the first part of the night groovin' (probably not the right verb, but you get it...) to really energetic folk tunes, before the night moved to contemporary dance. James was SO EFFECTIVE in keeping us on schedule and real pro. The prep meetings before were very efficient and we were confident going into the event that music was going to be solid. It was. Hire these guys. Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Out of all the vendors we dealt with during this exciting/stressful time, Gary was by far the most professional vendor I've worked with. He was organized, planned, on time, professional and extremely pleasant and accommodating. I appreciated his quick replys to emails and quickly calling me back after having left him an email.

We had the pleasure of having Philip as our DJ. Philip is an excellent DJ… his transitions are out of this world! And he totally read the vibe of the dance floor. He made sure the music wasn't too loud and checked in with the both of us a few times during the evening. He is so NICE and easy going.

We loved working with both Philip and Gary. I would highly recommend them without hesitation.
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Out of all the vendors we dealt with during this exciting/stressful time, Gary was by far the most professional vendor I've worked with. He was organized, planned, on time, professional and extremely pleasant and accommodating. I appreciated his quick replys to emails and quickly calling me back after having left him an email.

We had the pleasure of having Philip as our DJ. Philip is an excellent DJ… his transitions are out of this world! And he totally read the vibe of the dance floor. He made sure the music wasn't too loud and checked in with the both of us a few times during the evening. He is so NICE and easy going.

We loved working with both Philip and Gary. I would highly recommend them without hesitation. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Gary exuded professionalism from the moment we reached out to him - sharing all-inclusive quotes (no charge for travel costs, parking, or taxes and the equipment set-up and break-down is already included), and a fully insured DJ who worked solo, did not take breaks, and handled all MC duties at no extra charge.

What especially caught our eye was the statement: "Any announcements needed will be done in a tasteful manner without showboating or over-the-top theatrics." True to form our wedding was a classy affair - they even handled our ceremony music without flaw and provided audio for our best man/maid of honor speeches & surprise slideshow!

Although we provided as many *must-play* songs as we could think up, our DJ Rob continued to surprise us with many more that perfectly fit into the mood of the celebration that we hadn't thought to jot down and kept everyone on the dance floor.

The entire experience was seamless and enjoyable - we wouldn't have changed a single thing!!
Gary exuded professionalism from the moment we reached out to him - sharing all-inclusive quotes (no charge for travel Read more...
Gary exuded professionalism from the moment we reached out to him - sharing all-inclusive quotes (no charge for travel costs, parking, or taxes and the equipment set-up and break-down is already included), and a fully insured DJ who worked solo, did not take breaks, and handled all MC duties at no extra charge.

What especially caught our eye was the statement: "Any announcements needed will be done in a tasteful manner without showboating or over-the-top theatrics." True to form our wedding was a classy affair - they even handled our ceremony music without flaw and provided audio for our best man/maid of honor speeches & surprise slideshow!

Although we provided as many *must-play* songs as we could think up, our DJ Rob continued to surprise us with many more that perfectly fit into the mood of the celebration that we hadn't thought to jot down and kept everyone on the dance floor.

The entire experience was seamless and enjoyable - we wouldn't have changed a single thing!! Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
10/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Gary Hoffman was absolutely incredible to deal with from start to finish. If we could give him and our DJ James more than 5 stars, we would. Gary led us through the entire process and we never doubted for a moment that we had made the right choice going with him. He helped us to plan out the evening and every suggestion he made worked out perfectly. During the set up for the wedding and throughout the reception, our DJ James was helpful and made the night incredibly fun and smooth. He gave us a heads up whenever we had a special moment (i.e. dances) coming and prepared anyone giving toasts so they would be ready. James even made it possible for a very special moment - some good friends of mine wanted to dedicate the evening by playing and singing a song for us. Gary and James communicated with them before the wedding and James set up a guitar and mic for them. It was amazing! All night long, we kept hearing compliments on our DJ and all we could do was agree and thank James. He kept people on the dance floor, playing all the songs we requested. He really seemed to take our tastes into consideration, picking the perfect music for us and our guests. When we look back on the night, we have so many great memories - many due to Gary's calm preparation and James's being in sync with us and creating the perfect atmosphere for our wedding.
Gary Hoffman was absolutely incredible to deal with from start to finish. If we could give him and our DJ James more than Read more...
Gary Hoffman was absolutely incredible to deal with from start to finish. If we could give him and our DJ James more than 5 stars, we would. Gary led us through the entire process and we never doubted for a moment that we had made the right choice going with him. He helped us to plan out the evening and every suggestion he made worked out perfectly. During the set up for the wedding and throughout the reception, our DJ James was helpful and made the night incredibly fun and smooth. He gave us a heads up whenever we had a special moment (i.e. dances) coming and prepared anyone giving toasts so they would be ready. James even made it possible for a very special moment - some good friends of mine wanted to dedicate the evening by playing and singing a song for us. Gary and James communicated with them before the wedding and James set up a guitar and mic for them. It was amazing! All night long, we kept hearing compliments on our DJ and all we could do was agree and thank James. He kept people on the dance floor, playing all the songs we requested. He really seemed to take our tastes into consideration, picking the perfect music for us and our guests. When we look back on the night, we have so many great memories - many due to Gary's calm preparation and James's being in sync with us and creating the perfect atmosphere for our wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Gary and 74 Events were by far the most organized, thorough, and professional DJ service that we encountered in searching for a DJ for our wedding. From the first meeting, it was clear that they had thought through all aspects of the evening's events, ensuring that we touched upon all the relevant topics and concerns in that initial meeting. They emphasized that their role wasn't necessarily simply to provide the music, but to facilitate many aspects of the evening. From sound during the ceremony, to announcing transitions during the evening, to introducing speeches, to dinner and dance music, they provided a perfectly orchestrated evening. DJ Lindsey was our DJ for the evening and she was spectacular. She made guests feel comfortable and provided an excellent mix of music that we'd requested, ranging from the 60s up through the 90s and 2000s. It was easily the best DJ set we'd heard in a long, long time, and so many of our guests commented on the amazing DJ. We would definitely hire her and Gary and 74 Events again for another event.
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Gary and 74 Events were by far the most organized, thorough, and professional DJ service that we encountered in searching for a DJ for our wedding. From the first meeting, it was clear that they had thought through all aspects of the evening's events, ensuring that we touched upon all the relevant topics and concerns in that initial meeting. They emphasized that their role wasn't necessarily simply to provide the music, but to facilitate many aspects of the evening. From sound during the ceremony, to announcing transitions during the evening, to introducing speeches, to dinner and dance music, they provided a perfectly orchestrated evening. DJ Lindsey was our DJ for the evening and she was spectacular. She made guests feel comfortable and provided an excellent mix of music that we'd requested, ranging from the 60s up through the 90s and 2000s. It was easily the best DJ set we'd heard in a long, long time, and so many of our guests commented on the amazing DJ. We would definitely hire her and Gary and 74 Events again for another event. Read less
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Deanna
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
From our first contact with Gary, we found him to be extremely organized, responsive and knowledgable. He made the music aspect of our wedding a breeze! Ben was our DJ and we couldn't have been happier with the service he provided at our wedding reception. He was very attentive to our needs, highly professional and we wouldn't change a thing. I highly recommend 74 Events!
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From our first contact with Gary, we found him to be extremely organized, responsive and knowledgable. He made the music aspect of our wedding a breeze! Ben was our DJ and we couldn't have been happier with the service he provided at our wedding reception. He was very attentive to our needs, highly professional and we wouldn't change a thing. I highly recommend 74 Events! Read less
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Georgia
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Gary was such an amazing DJ! He was professional and organized every step of the way. He asked for all of the details prior to the date of my wedding so everything went off without a hitch. He played such amazing music and kept the crowd dancing all night. I can't say enough great things about Gary, I am so happy I was able to have him for our DJ!
Gary was such an amazing DJ! He was professional and organized every step of the way. He asked for all of the details Read more...
Gary was such an amazing DJ! He was professional and organized every step of the way. He asked for all of the details prior to the date of my wedding so everything went off without a hitch. He played such amazing music and kept the crowd dancing all night. I can't say enough great things about Gary, I am so happy I was able to have him for our DJ! Read less
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Mark
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Gary and 74 Events came highly recommended from our wedding planner who had used them in the past and we were delighted with them for our wedding at Alder Manor in Yonkers, NY on Oct. 12, 2013. Gary coordinated the event with such a calm professional demeanor that we already knew our wedding was in good hands. Gary and our selected DJ, DJ Khan, thoroughly worked through our wedding music and schedule in person in 74 Event's office space in Manhattan. DJ Kahn expertly set up audio and even a mic for our officiant including a speaker setup that spanned both our out door ceremony space and indoor multi-room spaces. DJ Khan mixed a playlist of a ton of specific song and genre requests into a flawless day-of playlist including some more difficult (korean) tracks without skipping a beat. He coordinated the day of event schedule perfectly and I would not have changed a thing. Our wedding day soundtrack was so personal, we got a ton of compliments on the day-of soundtrack, and the dance floor was moving until late in the night. All at a reasonable rate in-line with other DJ services we had checked out. We couldn't have asked for more!
Gary and 74 Events came highly recommended from our wedding planner who had used them in the past and we were delighted Read more...
Gary and 74 Events came highly recommended from our wedding planner who had used them in the past and we were delighted with them for our wedding at Alder Manor in Yonkers, NY on Oct. 12, 2013. Gary coordinated the event with such a calm professional demeanor that we already knew our wedding was in good hands. Gary and our selected DJ, DJ Khan, thoroughly worked through our wedding music and schedule in person in 74 Event's office space in Manhattan. DJ Kahn expertly set up audio and even a mic for our officiant including a speaker setup that spanned both our out door ceremony space and indoor multi-room spaces. DJ Khan mixed a playlist of a ton of specific song and genre requests into a flawless day-of playlist including some more difficult (korean) tracks without skipping a beat. He coordinated the day of event schedule perfectly and I would not have changed a thing. Our wedding day soundtrack was so personal, we got a ton of compliments on the day-of soundtrack, and the dance floor was moving until late in the night. All at a reasonable rate in-line with other DJ services we had checked out. We couldn't have asked for more! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I (and our guests) were absolutely thrilled with Gary's professionalism, knowledge, and flexibility; moreover James' DJ-ing was superb and SEVERAL guest said that our was the most fun wedding they had ever been to. We had a long list of songs requested and James hit all the high notes, giving us the funk music dance party of our dreams! The only drawback was that 11:30pm came much, much too soon! I would definitely recommend 74 Events and James in particular! They were fantastic!
My husband and I (and our guests) were absolutely thrilled with Gary's professionalism, knowledge, and flexibility; Read more...
My husband and I (and our guests) were absolutely thrilled with Gary's professionalism, knowledge, and flexibility; moreover James' DJ-ing was superb and SEVERAL guest said that our was the most fun wedding they had ever been to. We had a long list of songs requested and James hit all the high notes, giving us the funk music dance party of our dreams! The only drawback was that 11:30pm came much, much too soon! I would definitely recommend 74 Events and James in particular! They were fantastic! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Gary was phenomenal to work with. We had a BLAST at our wedding and it was all thanks to him! Gary was wonderful from the beginning. He was very professional and efficient in communications in person and over email and phone. He made the entire music portion of our wedding so easy. He proactively reached out to our venue directly for details to make it even easier on us. Gary provided music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. All were flawless and seamless. At the last minute we moved our ceremony indoors and it didn't phase him a bit. He went with the flow and was able to accommodate smoothly, which we greatly appreciated. Our dance floor was packed the whole night and it was nonstop fun. We didn't have too specific of ideas of what we wanted for music (which he would have been open to hearing, I'm sure) so he was a huge help in guiding us to what we ultimately wanted. He was a huge resource and huge help and amazing to work with! I do not think you'd be disappointed with him providing such an important part of your special day!
Gary was phenomenal to work with. We had a BLAST at our wedding and it was all thanks to him! Gary was wonderful from the Read more...
Gary was phenomenal to work with. We had a BLAST at our wedding and it was all thanks to him! Gary was wonderful from the beginning. He was very professional and efficient in communications in person and over email and phone. He made the entire music portion of our wedding so easy. He proactively reached out to our venue directly for details to make it even easier on us. Gary provided music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. All were flawless and seamless. At the last minute we moved our ceremony indoors and it didn't phase him a bit. He went with the flow and was able to accommodate smoothly, which we greatly appreciated. Our dance floor was packed the whole night and it was nonstop fun. We didn't have too specific of ideas of what we wanted for music (which he would have been open to hearing, I'm sure) so he was a huge help in guiding us to what we ultimately wanted. He was a huge resource and huge help and amazing to work with! I do not think you'd be disappointed with him providing such an important part of your special day! Read less
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Molly
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
We worked with Gary and his DJ Rob Kelly for our wedding and could not speak more highly of both of them. They were easy to work with and really helped to guide us in the right direction on many aspects of the wedding process. The music was amazing and our guests were literally on the dance floor all night. We were able to make vague recommendations for things like 'We want Rat Pack music for the cocktail hour, classic NYC' and Rob more than hit it out of the park. Everyone said the DJ was amazing. Rob was in contact with myself and the coordinator all night (but not annoyingly) to make sure we were on the same page. I literally could not have had a better DJ.
Gary is wonderful and the company is a well oiled machine. Everything was taken care of seamlessly. Communication was amazing from both parties and we never felt lost.
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We worked with Gary and his DJ Rob Kelly for our wedding and could not speak more highly of both of them. They were easy to work with and really helped to guide us in the right direction on many aspects of the wedding process. The music was amazing and our guests were literally on the dance floor all night. We were able to make vague recommendations for things like 'We want Rat Pack music for the cocktail hour, classic NYC' and Rob more than hit it out of the park. Everyone said the DJ was amazing. Rob was in contact with myself and the coordinator all night (but not annoyingly) to make sure we were on the same page. I literally could not have had a better DJ.
Gary is wonderful and the company is a well oiled machine. Everything was taken care of seamlessly. Communication was amazing from both parties and we never felt lost. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend DJ Gary and 74 Events! I met Gary when he was the DJ for my sister's wedding. He is a great DJ who knows when to pump up the party and when to be in the background. He has a good sense of the crowd and plays songs that everyone loves. Gary is extremely calm and professional. He's organized and prompt with responses. Unfortunately, he wasn't available for our wedding day so we worked with DJ Jamar.
DJ Jamar was a good fit for my taste of music. I fell in love with his demo and was so excited for him to be our DJ. On the day of, he was prompt and professional. There was an incident with the ceremony music but that was my venue's fault. He handled it well. During the reception, his announcements were clear and lively. No cheesy theatrics or drawn out shouting. He was quick to adapt to our spontaneous requests including an unscheduled saxophone solo by my uncle. He was great.
My advice would be to fill out the music worksheet completely. I forgot to list some slow songs so our wedding didn't have any (other than 1st dance and father daughter dance.) But DJ Jamar kept the party going all day.
I would highly recommend either DJ Gary or DJ Jamar!
I would highly recommend DJ Gary and 74 Events! I met Gary when he was the DJ for my sister's wedding. He is a great DJ Read more...
I would highly recommend DJ Gary and 74 Events! I met Gary when he was the DJ for my sister's wedding. He is a great DJ who knows when to pump up the party and when to be in the background. He has a good sense of the crowd and plays songs that everyone loves. Gary is extremely calm and professional. He's organized and prompt with responses. Unfortunately, he wasn't available for our wedding day so we worked with DJ Jamar.
DJ Jamar was a good fit for my taste of music. I fell in love with his demo and was so excited for him to be our DJ. On the day of, he was prompt and professional. There was an incident with the ceremony music but that was my venue's fault. He handled it well. During the reception, his announcements were clear and lively. No cheesy theatrics or drawn out shouting. He was quick to adapt to our spontaneous requests including an unscheduled saxophone solo by my uncle. He was great.
My advice would be to fill out the music worksheet completely. I forgot to list some slow songs so our wedding didn't have any (other than 1st dance and father daughter dance.) But DJ Jamar kept the party going all day.
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Zoe
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot believe how fortunate we were to have Gary be our wedding DJ. I was the first of my friends to get engaged, so I had to turn to magazines and online listings. I stumbled upon 74 Events' listing on a few different resources, and after reading all of the reviews reached out to him. Our main concerns when looking for a DJ was to find someone with a professional look and demeanor, who could play for a crowd ranging in age from early 20s-80s and still keep everyone dancing throughout the night, and someone we would like as a person. Gary delivered on every level: he promptly responded to my inquiry, was flexible to set up a Skype meeting since we lived in Philadelphia and work schedules made travel difficult, and in our first conversation was incredibly friendly, answering all of my questions before I even asked them! At the time, we weren't sure if we needed him for the cocktail reception as well, but he was flexible and said we could decide later, it wouldn't change the cost, and he could also provide a mic for the ceremony if need be (my parents ended up hiring a jazz band for the cocktail hour).

As the date approached, he was on top of making sure we got him the necessary information so that he could properly prepare for our wedding, and was amazing at dealing with the insane music requests that my parents kept emailing him (much to my embarrassment/aggravation). He arrived early and set up quickly, knew the entire evening's "course of events," introduced himself to us and our parents. He kept an eye on the time, giving those making speeches a heads up in advance of what to expect, announcing things professionally and succinctly, and when it was clear we wouldn't have time for some things let us know so we wouldn't be surprised. EVERY SINGLE GUEST has told us how fantastic Gary was, that he changed their mind about DJ vs band for weddings, and that he made the evening a real party. When he announced the final two songs, EVERYONE groaned. Gary is SUPERB!
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I cannot believe how fortunate we were to have Gary be our wedding DJ. I was the first of my friends to get engaged, so I had to turn to magazines and online listings. I stumbled upon 74 Events' listing on a few different resources, and after reading all of the reviews reached out to him. Our main concerns when looking for a DJ was to find someone with a professional look and demeanor, who could play for a crowd ranging in age from early 20s-80s and still keep everyone dancing throughout the night, and someone we would like as a person. Gary delivered on every level: he promptly responded to my inquiry, was flexible to set up a Skype meeting since we lived in Philadelphia and work schedules made travel difficult, and in our first conversation was incredibly friendly, answering all of my questions before I even asked them! At the time, we weren't sure if we needed him for the cocktail reception as well, but he was flexible and said we could decide later, it wouldn't change the cost, and he could also provide a mic for the ceremony if need be (my parents ended up hiring a jazz band for the cocktail hour).

As the date approached, he was on top of making sure we got him the necessary information so that he could properly prepare for our wedding, and was amazing at dealing with the insane music requests that my parents kept emailing him (much to my embarrassment/aggravation). He arrived early and set up quickly, knew the entire evening's "course of events," introduced himself to us and our parents. He kept an eye on the time, giving those making speeches a heads up in advance of what to expect, announcing things professionally and succinctly, and when it was clear we wouldn't have time for some things let us know so we wouldn't be surprised. EVERY SINGLE GUEST has told us how fantastic Gary was, that he changed their mind about DJ vs band for weddings, and that he made the evening a real party. When he announced the final two songs, EVERYONE groaned. Gary is SUPERB! Read less
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Blake
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
I felt like I should take a star off somewhere so people would take this review more seriously but I just couldn’t do it.

Overall, I think the one quality about James that we keep coming back to is how he was able to so perfectly balance what we wanted with his own professional know-how. I have been to weddings where the DJs run through the couple’s request list to the detriment of the dance floor. On the other side, some DJs know how to keep the party going but with no trace of the couple’s personality. James struck the perfect balance. He always used songs from our request list at the perfect times and filled the gaps in between with songs we wished we had requested. You know how every once in a while you are listening to Pandora, or some other “intelligent” radio, and it will go on a run that shocks you because of how well it can predict your taste? That was what James was like the whole night, except at the same time reading the vibe of the room perfectly and keeping the dance floor consistently jumping from start to finish.

It would be easy to write off all the compliments we have received to people just being polite if not for our friends’ wedding a few weeks later. Their best man specifically gave a shout out to the music at our wedding in his speech and told a story that revolved around how the bride couldn’t stop dancing.

On the administrative side, things couldn’t have run more smoothly. Our wedding was at a VERY difficult venue to work with the added logistics of being outdoors. Despite all this, I don’t think we were ever concerned about Gary or James. In our meetings prior to the wedding, they asked all the questions we hadn’t thought to ask and seemed calmly and confidently ready to handle any scenario. Gary quarterbacked everything and was extremely professional. He took meticulous notes and had a systematic approach to the preparation that I didn’t see in the other companies I spoke with. Indeed, the execution was flawless.
I felt like I should take a star off somewhere so people would take this review more seriously but I just couldn’t do it. Read more...
I felt like I should take a star off somewhere so people would take this review more seriously but I just couldn’t do it.

Overall, I think the one quality about James that we keep coming back to is how he was able to so perfectly balance what we wanted with his own professional know-how. I have been to weddings where the DJs run through the couple’s request list to the detriment of the dance floor. On the other side, some DJs know how to keep the party going but with no trace of the couple’s personality. James struck the perfect balance. He always used songs from our request list at the perfect times and filled the gaps in between with songs we wished we had requested. You know how every once in a while you are listening to Pandora, or some other “intelligent” radio, and it will go on a run that shocks you because of how well it can predict your taste? That was what James was like the whole night, except at the same time reading the vibe of the room perfectly and keeping the dance floor consistently jumping from start to finish.

It would be easy to write off all the compliments we have received to people just being polite if not for our friends’ wedding a few weeks later. Their best man specifically gave a shout out to the music at our wedding in his speech and told a story that revolved around how the bride couldn’t stop dancing.

On the administrative side, things couldn’t have run more smoothly. Our wedding was at a VERY difficult venue to work with the added logistics of being outdoors. Despite all this, I don’t think we were ever concerned about Gary or James. In our meetings prior to the wedding, they asked all the questions we hadn’t thought to ask and seemed calmly and confidently ready to handle any scenario. Gary quarterbacked everything and was extremely professional. He took meticulous notes and had a systematic approach to the preparation that I didn’t see in the other companies I spoke with. Indeed, the execution was flawless. Read less
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Naomi
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Gary and Con were a phenomenal team--they were professional and friendly, always on top of the ball and never hesitating to steer us in the right direction. We got married in a venue with a rather difficult layout, but Con managed to navigate the music flawlessly. Everything, from the ceremony to the reception, flowed beautifully, and our guests barely had a chance to catch their breath--they danced all night!

Thank you! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect night.
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Gary and Con were a phenomenal team--they were professional and friendly, always on top of the ball and never hesitating to steer us in the right direction. We got married in a venue with a rather difficult layout, but Con managed to navigate the music flawlessly. Everything, from the ceremony to the reception, flowed beautifully, and our guests barely had a chance to catch their breath--they danced all night!

Thank you! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect night. Read less
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Adriana
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
One of the nicest elements of working with Gary and Duane was how easy it was to get in contact with the both of them during the planning process. Going beyond that, they are so well experienced that they were able to help us plan/schedule our wedding perfectly so that we could get the most fun out of our night. When the day came, Duane was absolutely perfect in his chose of songs and how he read the crowd. Multiple people have been asking us who our DJ was and if they could get copies of the song list. We could not have imagined having a more perfect DJ for our wedding.
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One of the nicest elements of working with Gary and Duane was how easy it was to get in contact with the both of them during the planning process. Going beyond that, they are so well experienced that they were able to help us plan/schedule our wedding perfectly so that we could get the most fun out of our night. When the day came, Duane was absolutely perfect in his chose of songs and how he read the crowd. Multiple people have been asking us who our DJ was and if they could get copies of the song list. We could not have imagined having a more perfect DJ for our wedding. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Gary and James throughout this process. Gary was so professional and organized that it made that aspect of our planning effortless and stress-free. Together, him and James, outlined the progression of our evening to ensure the night went smoothly. James brought an awesome energy to the night that kept everyone on the dance floor until the very end. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and outcome. All of our friends and family are still talking about how wonderful the night was and how much fun they had dancing. Thank you, Gary and James, for being such a wonderful addition to our wedding. We wish we could re-live that night over and over because it was so perfect!
We loved working with Gary and James throughout this process. Gary was so professional and organized that it made that Read more...
We loved working with Gary and James throughout this process. Gary was so professional and organized that it made that aspect of our planning effortless and stress-free. Together, him and James, outlined the progression of our evening to ensure the night went smoothly. James brought an awesome energy to the night that kept everyone on the dance floor until the very end. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and outcome. All of our friends and family are still talking about how wonderful the night was and how much fun they had dancing. Thank you, Gary and James, for being such a wonderful addition to our wedding. We wish we could re-live that night over and over because it was so perfect! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Gary is the most professional wedding professional we encountered through out planning our wedding. I have nothing but good things to say about 74 events. Reliable, professional, affordable... he made it easy. As for the DJ we were 1st paired up with, Ben Goldfarb- we immediately liked his down to earth and chill demeanor- he's the kind of guy who has it all under control in a very zen- like way. Not an easy job! So, we went with Ben and he was awesome. He played a great mix of old and new and songs we personally picked and songs he picked. Everyone, old and young danced! He MC'ed in a subtle way, not over the top- but very professional. The dancing at our wedding ebbed and flowed in a natural way and everybody had their time to shake it on the dance floor since there was a great variety of music. We'd totally recommend 74 events and Ben. Ben is also such a nice guy, all our guests loved him!
xo,Christina & Nick
Gary is the most professional wedding professional we encountered through out planning our wedding. I have nothing but Read more...
Gary is the most professional wedding professional we encountered through out planning our wedding. I have nothing but good things to say about 74 events. Reliable, professional, affordable... he made it easy. As for the DJ we were 1st paired up with, Ben Goldfarb- we immediately liked his down to earth and chill demeanor- he's the kind of guy who has it all under control in a very zen- like way. Not an easy job! So, we went with Ben and he was awesome. He played a great mix of old and new and songs we personally picked and songs he picked. Everyone, old and young danced! He MC'ed in a subtle way, not over the top- but very professional. The dancing at our wedding ebbed and flowed in a natural way and everybody had their time to shake it on the dance floor since there was a great variety of music. We'd totally recommend 74 events and Ben. Ben is also such a nice guy, all our guests loved him!
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Nina
Wedding:
9/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Gary was the BEST. He not only did our consultation but also was the DJ at the wedding. My guests are still talking about how the music at our wedding was the best they've been to.
He listens, offers really helpful suggestions, and is quick to respond to any questions you have. I wish I had more weddings to throw so Gary could come and dj at them.
Not only does he keep the music great, but he doesn't do any cheesy stuff, which was exactly what we wanted out of a DJ.
Thanks a million!!!
Gary was the BEST. He not only did our consultation but also was the DJ at the wedding. My guests are still talking about Read more...
Gary was the BEST. He not only did our consultation but also was the DJ at the wedding. My guests are still talking about how the music at our wedding was the best they've been to.
He listens, offers really helpful suggestions, and is quick to respond to any questions you have. I wish I had more weddings to throw so Gary could come and dj at them.
Not only does he keep the music great, but he doesn't do any cheesy stuff, which was exactly what we wanted out of a DJ.
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Dave
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Cannot recommend more highly. We had Duane dj our wedding and he was an absolute hit - we gave him a couple suggestions for songs and he took them and put together a playlist that was absolutely PERFECT. Everyone was blown away by how much fun the music was, never a dull moment from cocktail hour through the last dance.

Gary and Duane are both professionals and their service is top notch. Meeting with them in person really got us excited about the music for our wedding, and we are forever thankful for the high quality of service they provided. Can't imagine a better option if you are looking for a dj!
Cannot recommend more highly. We had Duane dj our wedding and he was an absolute hit - we gave him a couple suggestions Read more...
Cannot recommend more highly. We had Duane dj our wedding and he was an absolute hit - we gave him a couple suggestions for songs and he took them and put together a playlist that was absolutely PERFECT. Everyone was blown away by how much fun the music was, never a dull moment from cocktail hour through the last dance.

Gary and Duane are both professionals and their service is top notch. Meeting with them in person really got us excited about the music for our wedding, and we are forever thankful for the high quality of service they provided. Can't imagine a better option if you are looking for a dj! Read less
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jenna
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Gary Hoffman a.k.a DJ Gaza was the BEST choice we could have ever made regarding our wedding. Throughout the planning process Gary was extremely professional, respectful of our time, and excellent at capturing our vision for the music at our wedding. The wedding was amazing and that's because Gary played the BEST music and we heard this from so many of our guests ranging in ages from 25 to 55. Do not even think twice about hiring Gary for your wedding because he is absolutely amazing at what he does!
Gary Hoffman a.k.a DJ Gaza was the BEST choice we could have ever made regarding our wedding. Throughout the planning Read more...
Gary Hoffman a.k.a DJ Gaza was the BEST choice we could have ever made regarding our wedding. Throughout the planning process Gary was extremely professional, respectful of our time, and excellent at capturing our vision for the music at our wedding. The wedding was amazing and that's because Gary played the BEST music and we heard this from so many of our guests ranging in ages from 25 to 55. Do not even think twice about hiring Gary for your wedding because he is absolutely amazing at what he does! Read less
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Krystle
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are so glad we used 74 Events for our DJ! Gary was both professional and friendly and hooked us up with DJ Kahn (Con Ptohos) for our wedding last weekend. Our dancefloor was packed the entire reception - some guests missed their salad and appetizer because they couldn't tear themselves away! Gary was great to work with from our initial meeting up until the day-of. He was quick to respond to email and phone-calls, and did a great job of discussing every last detail with us to put us at ease. Con and Gary actually worked at our venue before so they knew the ins and outs of what would work best logistically with our floorplan and set-up. I recommend 74 Events 200%!
My husband and I are so glad we used 74 Events for our DJ! Gary was both professional and friendly and hooked us up with Read more...
My husband and I are so glad we used 74 Events for our DJ! Gary was both professional and friendly and hooked us up with DJ Kahn (Con Ptohos) for our wedding last weekend. Our dancefloor was packed the entire reception - some guests missed their salad and appetizer because they couldn't tear themselves away! Gary was great to work with from our initial meeting up until the day-of. He was quick to respond to email and phone-calls, and did a great job of discussing every last detail with us to put us at ease. Con and Gary actually worked at our venue before so they knew the ins and outs of what would work best logistically with our floorplan and set-up. I recommend 74 Events 200%! Read less
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C
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
I have nothing but great things to say about 74 Events, Gary and DJ Sean and would definitely recommend them for your event. Gary runs a tight ship with 74 Events and he has all the details covered. In the beginning he gave us a great overview of his process and what to expect from his team if we were to go with them. He responds to everything quickly and communicated clearly with us, but also made it so evident that this was our event and they would do whatever they could to make it reflect our wants for the day. He gave us plenty of notice for developing things like our must-play and do-not-play lists, and checked in regularly as our wedding got closer.

As for Sean, he is super cool and was an excellent DJ who really captured the vibe we were going for. He has a great skill for balancing great dance music with background music, depending on what else is going on with the event, and was so graceful and laid-back about making the introductions for toasts, dances, cake cutting, etc.

We made a few last minute song changes that Gary and Sean handled with zero issues, and we had a momentary issue with sound/noise at the event that Sean also managed really well.

All in all, these guys are amazing and I would work with both of them again in a heartbeat. I plan to refer everyone I can think of.
I have nothing but great things to say about 74 Events, Gary and DJ Sean and would definitely recommend them for your Read more...
I have nothing but great things to say about 74 Events, Gary and DJ Sean and would definitely recommend them for your event. Gary runs a tight ship with 74 Events and he has all the details covered. In the beginning he gave us a great overview of his process and what to expect from his team if we were to go with them. He responds to everything quickly and communicated clearly with us, but also made it so evident that this was our event and they would do whatever they could to make it reflect our wants for the day. He gave us plenty of notice for developing things like our must-play and do-not-play lists, and checked in regularly as our wedding got closer.

As for Sean, he is super cool and was an excellent DJ who really captured the vibe we were going for. He has a great skill for balancing great dance music with background music, depending on what else is going on with the event, and was so graceful and laid-back about making the introductions for toasts, dances, cake cutting, etc.

We made a few last minute song changes that Gary and Sean handled with zero issues, and we had a momentary issue with sound/noise at the event that Sean also managed really well.

All in all, these guys are amazing and I would work with both of them again in a heartbeat. I plan to refer everyone I can think of. Read less
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E & G
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We are so glad that we found 74 Events (via recommendation from another happy couple!). Gary was incredibly professional, quick to respond, and thorough without over-complicating which made it a no-brainer to meet with him after our initial reach-out. Working with Gary and Rob, who was our actual DJ, was so much fun. They are both incredibly professional while also very laid-back and easy to talk to and communicate our preferences. Their worksheet was easy to follow and they took our preferences and turned them into the most fun night of our lives!

Rob kept the party going from beginning to end. We received countless compliments on the music selection and how much fun people had, and we attribute that to Rob's ability to keep the pulse on the crowd. He knew just when to fit in a slow song and just which dance music would keep our guests dancing all night long! He also kept the flow of the evening going, so there never felt like there was a lull at all.

We can't thank these guys enough - highly recommended!
We are so glad that we found 74 Events (via recommendation from another happy couple!). Gary was incredibly professional, Read more...
We are so glad that we found 74 Events (via recommendation from another happy couple!). Gary was incredibly professional, quick to respond, and thorough without over-complicating which made it a no-brainer to meet with him after our initial reach-out. Working with Gary and Rob, who was our actual DJ, was so much fun. They are both incredibly professional while also very laid-back and easy to talk to and communicate our preferences. Their worksheet was easy to follow and they took our preferences and turned them into the most fun night of our lives!

Rob kept the party going from beginning to end. We received countless compliments on the music selection and how much fun people had, and we attribute that to Rob's ability to keep the pulse on the crowd. He knew just when to fit in a slow song and just which dance music would keep our guests dancing all night long! He also kept the flow of the evening going, so there never felt like there was a lull at all.

We can't thank these guys enough - highly recommended! Read less
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kathryn
Wedding:
9/15/2013
5.0/5.0
About Us:
Both our ceremony and reception were at the Picnic House in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, on September 15 (2013). We hired 74 Events (DJ Con) for the cocktail hour, dinner and dancing portion of our wedding. Our two families are Chinese and Canadian, so there was a diverse mix of people in attendance!

Overall experience:
Gary and Con were extremely professional and enjoyable to work with. Several months before our wedding, we met with Gary Hoffman and DJ Con (Constantine Ptohos) at their midtown meeting space to discuss the overall direction of the wedding. We met with several other DJs, but their attention to detail made it an easy choice.

Planning experience:
A few weeks before the wedding, we met with Gary and DJ Con again, and went over the specific order of events. They provided us with a worksheet beforehand, and we were able to go over our choices for music, and overall preferences (and dislikes). All the details were ironed out ahead of time, and Gary worked seamlessly with our coordinator to make sure everyone was on the same page. He was also very quick replying to emails and questions.

DJ Con:
Constantine was fantastic, and an absolute professional. He arrived ahead of schedule, teamed up with our coordinator quickly, took care of his own setup and was extremely accommodating. I was especially impressed with how he took charge during the moments he was needed, and made everything happen without missing a queue.

At the wedding:
Throughout the night, the mix of music was perfect. Guests kept coming up to us, complimenting the DJ, and the choice of music. Con had everyone dancing — from young to old, and they even mixed in some of the Chinese music blending the cultures in such a tasteful way,

Value:
74 Events played a fundamental role in making our wedding fantastic, not only with the music, but with the planning and execution of a great party in mind. Excellent service from start to finish.
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Both our ceremony and reception were at the Picnic House in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, on September 15 (2013). Read more...
About Us:
Both our ceremony and reception were at the Picnic House in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, on September 15 (2013). We hired 74 Events (DJ Con) for the cocktail hour, dinner and dancing portion of our wedding. Our two families are Chinese and Canadian, so there was a diverse mix of people in attendance!

Overall experience:
Gary and Con were extremely professional and enjoyable to work with. Several months before our wedding, we met with Gary Hoffman and DJ Con (Constantine Ptohos) at their midtown meeting space to discuss the overall direction of the wedding. We met with several other DJs, but their attention to detail made it an easy choice.

Planning experience:
A few weeks before the wedding, we met with Gary and DJ Con again, and went over the specific order of events. They provided us with a worksheet beforehand, and we were able to go over our choices for music, and overall preferences (and dislikes). All the details were ironed out ahead of time, and Gary worked seamlessly with our coordinator to make sure everyone was on the same page. He was also very quick replying to emails and questions.

DJ Con:
Constantine was fantastic, and an absolute professional. He arrived ahead of schedule, teamed up with our coordinator quickly, took care of his own setup and was extremely accommodating. I was especially impressed with how he took charge during the moments he was needed, and made everything happen without missing a queue.

At the wedding:
Throughout the night, the mix of music was perfect. Guests kept coming up to us, complimenting the DJ, and the choice of music. Con had everyone dancing — from young to old, and they even mixed in some of the Chinese music blending the cultures in such a tasteful way,

Value:
74 Events played a fundamental role in making our wedding fantastic, not only with the music, but with the planning and execution of a great party in mind. Excellent service from start to finish. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We usually don't write reviews (honestly), but when you’re given exceptional service, it's hard not to sign up and spend the time to give credit where credit is due (especially in this day and age when it's hard to come by). 74 Events and DJ Kahn were exceptional in every way imaginable. From our 1st meeting, to our hand shake goodbye at the reception, they were everything we had hoped for in a DJ organization. The music was one of the most important parts of our wedding and 74 Events along with DJ Kahn understood that and delivered flawlessly. You also have to take into account that we were VERY picky about our music. We wanted specific genres (80s, 90s, Golden Oldies, Old School Hip Hop, Foreign tunes, etc.) and they incorporated everything without one single issue – which still amazes us. They avoided all the cheesy crap and the introductions were perfect! I’m sure you’ve heard quotes in other posts before, but the following were definitely said at our wedding (might not be EXACT since we had a few adult beverages):

“Your wedding was the best wedding I’ve ever been to, the music was amazing” – this is pretty generic, but it was said, so we’ll take it. Why even say that to us if you didn’t mean it?

“OMG, we had so much fun, we danced SO much, even more than our wedding!” – which was a few weeks before ours

“Thank you so much for inviting me, I had the time of my life, the music brought me back to the old days!” – I (Groom) was actually pulled aside for this comment and was given a bear hug

74 Events and DJ Kahn are good listeners, very courteous and utilize great equipment with a NEAT workspace. That was important to us – who wants junk & wires everywhere! All in all, it was comforting to know that we didn’t have to worry about the music portion of our wedding once we hired 74 Events and DJ Kahn. Book them soon, because the word is getting out (if not already) that they're one of the best organizations in the industry!

Good luck!
M & G
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We usually don't write reviews (honestly), but when you’re given exceptional service, it's hard not to sign up and spend the time to give credit where credit is due (especially in this day and age when it's hard to come by). 74 Events and DJ Kahn were exceptional in every way imaginable. From our 1st meeting, to our hand shake goodbye at the reception, they were everything we had hoped for in a DJ organization. The music was one of the most important parts of our wedding and 74 Events along with DJ Kahn understood that and delivered flawlessly. You also have to take into account that we were VERY picky about our music. We wanted specific genres (80s, 90s, Golden Oldies, Old School Hip Hop, Foreign tunes, etc.) and they incorporated everything without one single issue – which still amazes us. They avoided all the cheesy crap and the introductions were perfect! I’m sure you’ve heard quotes in other posts before, but the following were definitely said at our wedding (might not be EXACT since we had a few adult beverages):

“Your wedding was the best wedding I’ve ever been to, the music was amazing” – this is pretty generic, but it was said, so we’ll take it. Why even say that to us if you didn’t mean it?

“OMG, we had so much fun, we danced SO much, even more than our wedding!” – which was a few weeks before ours

“Thank you so much for inviting me, I had the time of my life, the music brought me back to the old days!” – I (Groom) was actually pulled aside for this comment and was given a bear hug

74 Events and DJ Kahn are good listeners, very courteous and utilize great equipment with a NEAT workspace. That was important to us – who wants junk & wires everywhere! All in all, it was comforting to know that we didn’t have to worry about the music portion of our wedding once we hired 74 Events and DJ Kahn. Book them soon, because the word is getting out (if not already) that they're one of the best organizations in the industry!

Good luck!
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Catherine
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
We retained James Arnold from Gary Hoffmann's 74 Events team as the DJ for our wedding and the experience was excellent from start to finish. We initially reached out to Gary who put us together with James and also stayed on to help us every step of the way, providing essential feedback on our run of show to help make our event a success. We had multiple meetings to ensure Gary and James had all the information they needed, and that we were all on the same page. I felt completely relaxed on our wedding day thanks to all the leg work Gary and James did to communicate with our event venue. We gave James very little direction on our music needs outside of top 40 and 90s hip hop, but he delivered in spades and we received many compliments on the dance mix. Professional and helpful, I'd highly recommend 74 Events to anyone looking for a fun, energetic, stress-free event.
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We retained James Arnold from Gary Hoffmann's 74 Events team as the DJ for our wedding and the experience was excellent from start to finish. We initially reached out to Gary who put us together with James and also stayed on to help us every step of the way, providing essential feedback on our run of show to help make our event a success. We had multiple meetings to ensure Gary and James had all the information they needed, and that we were all on the same page. I felt completely relaxed on our wedding day thanks to all the leg work Gary and James did to communicate with our event venue. We gave James very little direction on our music needs outside of top 40 and 90s hip hop, but he delivered in spades and we received many compliments on the dance mix. Professional and helpful, I'd highly recommend 74 Events to anyone looking for a fun, energetic, stress-free event. Read less
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Keith
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
We used 74 Events for our wedding. Lindsey was our DJ and she was amazing. She is so nice and easy to work with. Whenever we had a request, she responded right away and was always smiling. Our do not play list was rather extensive and she stuck to it. She also did a great job introducing everyone and getting the crowd's attention for speeches, cake cutting, first dance. Very professional and friendly. Everyone had an amazing time and we got many compliments about our DJ.

Even before the wedding, Lindsey (and Gary from 74 Events) were extremely helpful. They offered great suggestions for our reception. You can tell they have been doing this for a long time. Very organized and always responsive to anything we needed. We will be recommending 74 Events to all of our friends.
We used 74 Events for our wedding. Lindsey was our DJ and she was amazing. She is so nice and easy to work with. Whenever Read more...
We used 74 Events for our wedding. Lindsey was our DJ and she was amazing. She is so nice and easy to work with. Whenever we had a request, she responded right away and was always smiling. Our do not play list was rather extensive and she stuck to it. She also did a great job introducing everyone and getting the crowd's attention for speeches, cake cutting, first dance. Very professional and friendly. Everyone had an amazing time and we got many compliments about our DJ.

Even before the wedding, Lindsey (and Gary from 74 Events) were extremely helpful. They offered great suggestions for our reception. You can tell they have been doing this for a long time. Very organized and always responsive to anything we needed. We will be recommending 74 Events to all of our friends. Read less
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Briana
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
The best decision we ever made was choosing Gary and Ben to DJ our wedding! We were so lucky to find them! From the minute that we met Gary and Ben (our DJ) , we knew that we were in good hands. They were organized and professional but also down to earth and super nice. They made us feel totally at ease. We were not looking for a "traditional" wedding music set and thankfully, Gary and Ben were completely receptive to that. Ben listened to us and played what we wanted. He also made suggestions that he thought would make our wedding better. Ben's playlist totally exceeded our expectations. Our guests were dancing the whole night and still can not stop raving about the music. The dance party was unreal! Our wedding would've sucked without Ben! I wouldn't go with any other DJ! Thanks again!
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The best decision we ever made was choosing Gary and Ben to DJ our wedding! We were so lucky to find them! From the minute that we met Gary and Ben (our DJ) , we knew that we were in good hands. They were organized and professional but also down to earth and super nice. They made us feel totally at ease. We were not looking for a "traditional" wedding music set and thankfully, Gary and Ben were completely receptive to that. Ben listened to us and played what we wanted. He also made suggestions that he thought would make our wedding better. Ben's playlist totally exceeded our expectations. Our guests were dancing the whole night and still can not stop raving about the music. The dance party was unreal! Our wedding would've sucked without Ben! I wouldn't go with any other DJ! Thanks again! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
We had Rob as our DJ for our wedding on September 7th, and we could not have asked for a better DJ!

First of all, Rob and Gary were incredibly professional in their meetings and made us feel comfortable that every detail was handled and that all we had to do was relax and let them take care of it all. And they did!

We had ZERO problems on the day of the wedding, and Rob was so incredibly fantastic! Our whole family and all of our friends were on the dance floor all night. We had a little bit longer reception than most people because our venue didn't have a cut-off time. I worried people would start getting tired, but everyone just kept dancing until the end! We have received many compliments from our guests on the great music. Rob just knew what song to play and when in order to keep everyone going!

Also, my family is Mexican-American, and I asked Rob to play a "cumbia" song that my mom requested. He played it at just the right moment so that even our friends and family who didn't know how to dance a "cumbia" stayed and danced, and even danced to more of them later that night! He just read the crowd so well that he knew what would work for them!

I would highly recommend Rob & Gary to anyone we know getting married in the area!
We had Rob as our DJ for our wedding on September 7th, and we could not have asked for a better DJ!

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We had Rob as our DJ for our wedding on September 7th, and we could not have asked for a better DJ!

First of all, Rob and Gary were incredibly professional in their meetings and made us feel comfortable that every detail was handled and that all we had to do was relax and let them take care of it all. And they did!

We had ZERO problems on the day of the wedding, and Rob was so incredibly fantastic! Our whole family and all of our friends were on the dance floor all night. We had a little bit longer reception than most people because our venue didn't have a cut-off time. I worried people would start getting tired, but everyone just kept dancing until the end! We have received many compliments from our guests on the great music. Rob just knew what song to play and when in order to keep everyone going!

Also, my family is Mexican-American, and I asked Rob to play a "cumbia" song that my mom requested. He played it at just the right moment so that even our friends and family who didn't know how to dance a "cumbia" stayed and danced, and even danced to more of them later that night! He just read the crowd so well that he knew what would work for them!

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Shara
Wedding:
9/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Duane is absolutely phenomenal and I couldn’t recommend his services more highly. In choosing vendors, I didn’t want to go with anyone that felt like a company – I wanted to go with vendors that felt like wonderful people and were down to earth. Duane was just that – one of the nicest people you will meet with the added bonus of having EXTENSIVE music knowledge. About a month before our wedding, Duane and Gary provided us a detailed outline of what their set list generally looked like for a wedding, and allowed us to tweak the list/schedule, and to add as many or as few songs and artists that we wanted (and did not want) to play during the wedding. They spent a significant amount of time going through the set, asking us questions and answering our questions, and ensuring that all details would be covered the night of our wedding. As we moved across the country while planning our wedding, Duane set up conference calls in order for us to discuss the music and the night live. When you’re planning a wedding, you want to have a list of your vendors that are so good, so detailed, and so responsive that you are not worried about them the night of the event, and Duane and Gary were clearly on that list for my husband and I. My husband gave Duane quite an extensive list of songs, but we told him to do what he felt was best throughout the course of the night. And that he did. The dance floor was PACKED all night long. The music was incredible. We have some very sophisticated music heads amidst our friends and even they were highly impressed and kept asking us who our DJ was. Prior to the night of, Duane and Gary were exceptionally organized, communicative, and ensured that nothing would be missed.
Duane is absolutely phenomenal and I couldn’t recommend his services more highly. In choosing vendors, I didn’t want to go Read more...
Duane is absolutely phenomenal and I couldn’t recommend his services more highly. In choosing vendors, I didn’t want to go with anyone that felt like a company – I wanted to go with vendors that felt like wonderful people and were down to earth. Duane was just that – one of the nicest people you will meet with the added bonus of having EXTENSIVE music knowledge. About a month before our wedding, Duane and Gary provided us a detailed outline of what their set list generally looked like for a wedding, and allowed us to tweak the list/schedule, and to add as many or as few songs and artists that we wanted (and did not want) to play during the wedding. They spent a significant amount of time going through the set, asking us questions and answering our questions, and ensuring that all details would be covered the night of our wedding. As we moved across the country while planning our wedding, Duane set up conference calls in order for us to discuss the music and the night live. When you’re planning a wedding, you want to have a list of your vendors that are so good, so detailed, and so responsive that you are not worried about them the night of the event, and Duane and Gary were clearly on that list for my husband and I. My husband gave Duane quite an extensive list of songs, but we told him to do what he felt was best throughout the course of the night. And that he did. The dance floor was PACKED all night long. The music was incredible. We have some very sophisticated music heads amidst our friends and even they were highly impressed and kept asking us who our DJ was. Prior to the night of, Duane and Gary were exceptionally organized, communicative, and ensured that nothing would be missed. Read less
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Lara
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Gary at 74 Events DJ'd our wedding this labor day weekend at the Greenbuilding in Brooklyn. Gary impressed us with his professionalism, and his follow-through. You can tell that he really loves music and putting together a play list that is perfect for the couple. We got excited each time he would tell us that he wanted to bring the house down at our party. He certainly delivered. People were on the dance floor the entire night. In fact, other than our first dance and father-daughter dances, I don't think there was another slow song to slow the vibe. We asked for people to leave hot sweaty messes, and they did. The music was awesome. We asked Gary to play a variety of hipster music/hip hop and salsa/merengue - and he incorporated all of that seamlessly. We also found that his prices were really reasonable given the NYC market and he helped us stay in our budget. We would absolutely recommend him to anyone who wants to deliver a killer party and we would absolutely use him again (5 year anniversary party maybe???). Thanks Gary!!!
Gary at 74 Events DJ'd our wedding this labor day weekend at the Greenbuilding in Brooklyn. Gary impressed us with his Read more...
Gary at 74 Events DJ'd our wedding this labor day weekend at the Greenbuilding in Brooklyn. Gary impressed us with his professionalism, and his follow-through. You can tell that he really loves music and putting together a play list that is perfect for the couple. We got excited each time he would tell us that he wanted to bring the house down at our party. He certainly delivered. People were on the dance floor the entire night. In fact, other than our first dance and father-daughter dances, I don't think there was another slow song to slow the vibe. We asked for people to leave hot sweaty messes, and they did. The music was awesome. We asked Gary to play a variety of hipster music/hip hop and salsa/merengue - and he incorporated all of that seamlessly. We also found that his prices were really reasonable given the NYC market and he helped us stay in our budget. We would absolutely recommend him to anyone who wants to deliver a killer party and we would absolutely use him again (5 year anniversary party maybe???). Thanks Gary!!! Read less
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Catherine
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Gary Hoffmann, and especially his DJ Ben Carlin. Ben was our DJ and MC. Basically, aside from the fact that I looked pretty (which everyone is pretty much required to say at a wedding), we got the most compliments on the music. Ben knows when he needs to pick things up, and how to get folks from seated at their tables to dancing the night away. We had a really mixed crowd in terms of age, but Ben mixed it up so everyone was happy. Every song we requested was played, or if it wasn't we didn't notice because we were too busy dancing to what was on. Ben has amazing taste and is incredibly professional. I had a day-of-wedding coordinator, but Ben and Gary were the people who really helped us create a time line for the event, and I think I could have done it with only their help. They were by far my favorite vendors from the wedding, and I loved pretty much everything!
I highly recommend Gary Hoffmann, and especially his DJ Ben Carlin. Ben was our DJ and MC. Basically, aside from the fact Read more...
I highly recommend Gary Hoffmann, and especially his DJ Ben Carlin. Ben was our DJ and MC. Basically, aside from the fact that I looked pretty (which everyone is pretty much required to say at a wedding), we got the most compliments on the music. Ben knows when he needs to pick things up, and how to get folks from seated at their tables to dancing the night away. We had a really mixed crowd in terms of age, but Ben mixed it up so everyone was happy. Every song we requested was played, or if it wasn't we didn't notice because we were too busy dancing to what was on. Ben has amazing taste and is incredibly professional. I had a day-of-wedding coordinator, but Ben and Gary were the people who really helped us create a time line for the event, and I think I could have done it with only their help. They were by far my favorite vendors from the wedding, and I loved pretty much everything! Read less
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Patrick
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Of all the vendors we worked with for our wedding, Gary Hoffman and Ben Carlin of 74 Events were by far the most professional. They were instrumental not only in setting the tone of our celebration with their excellent taste in music, but also helped us organize our wedding day timeline and worked closely with our day-of coordinators to make sure everything went as smoothly as possible. Aside from compliments on how lovely the bride looked, Ben (our DJ) was the main topic of conversation after the event. He knew just what to play to get people dancing, while also making sure to play the songs we requested.
The totally reasonable fee for 74 Events' services was the best money spent leading up to the wedding. The team there really went above and beyond in making our special day perfect.
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Of all the vendors we worked with for our wedding, Gary Hoffman and Ben Carlin of 74 Events were by far the most professional. They were instrumental not only in setting the tone of our celebration with their excellent taste in music, but also helped us organize our wedding day timeline and worked closely with our day-of coordinators to make sure everything went as smoothly as possible. Aside from compliments on how lovely the bride looked, Ben (our DJ) was the main topic of conversation after the event. He knew just what to play to get people dancing, while also making sure to play the songs we requested.
The totally reasonable fee for 74 Events' services was the best money spent leading up to the wedding. The team there really went above and beyond in making our special day perfect. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
8/11/2013
5.0/5.0
We used 74 Events for our wedding and were thrilled with them from start to finish. The owner, Gary is extremely professional and organized. He made us feel completely confident in our decision to hire them - we knew we would be in great hands.

Our DJ for the night was Duane and he was awesome. The dance floor was packed all night and everyone had a blast. Thank you so much to Gary & Duane for making our wedding such a memorable one!
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We used 74 Events for our wedding and were thrilled with them from start to finish. The owner, Gary is extremely professional and organized. He made us feel completely confident in our decision to hire them - we knew we would be in great hands.

Our DJ for the night was Duane and he was awesome. The dance floor was packed all night and everyone had a blast. Thank you so much to Gary & Duane for making our wedding such a memorable one! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Gary of 74 Events was absolutely wonderful to work with throughout the planning process. He was always responsive, organized, and professional at our meetings and via email. James Mulry DJ'd our wedding, and we were thrilled with the amazing job he did. He received so many compliments from guests of all ages at the wedding. Things ran smoothly at the wedding in large part because of Gary's and James's careful planning, experience, and professionalism. They are also incredibly nice people to deal with. I really can't recommend them more strongly!
Gary of 74 Events was absolutely wonderful to work with throughout the planning process. He was always responsive, Read more...
Gary of 74 Events was absolutely wonderful to work with throughout the planning process. He was always responsive, organized, and professional at our meetings and via email. James Mulry DJ'd our wedding, and we were thrilled with the amazing job he did. He received so many compliments from guests of all ages at the wedding. Things ran smoothly at the wedding in large part because of Gary's and James's careful planning, experience, and professionalism. They are also incredibly nice people to deal with. I really can't recommend them more strongly! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Gary was by far the best wedding vendor we worked with. He was professional, organized, responsive, extremely helpful, and knows his business very well. He offered his thoughts and several pointers that really made our reception fun. Duane Harriot DJ'ed our wedding, and could not have done a better job. He built the playlist based on our likes and the ages/preferences of the crowd present, and everyone had a great time thanks to him. Several of our guests literally told us it was the best music they had ever heard at at wedding. Choosing 74 Events was the easiest and best decision we made during our wedding planning process, and we can't thank Gary and Duane enough for making our wedding fun and memorable.
Gary was by far the best wedding vendor we worked with. He was professional, organized, responsive, extremely helpful, and Read more...
Gary was by far the best wedding vendor we worked with. He was professional, organized, responsive, extremely helpful, and knows his business very well. He offered his thoughts and several pointers that really made our reception fun. Duane Harriot DJ'ed our wedding, and could not have done a better job. He built the playlist based on our likes and the ages/preferences of the crowd present, and everyone had a great time thanks to him. Several of our guests literally told us it was the best music they had ever heard at at wedding. Choosing 74 Events was the easiest and best decision we made during our wedding planning process, and we can't thank Gary and Duane enough for making our wedding fun and memorable. Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired 74 Events for our wedding and they did an outstanding job. We had specific requests for our bi-cultural reception with a long list of songs to cover and Sean did an amazing job getting everything accomplished. The project management prior to the wedding was fantastic - Gary and Sean both came up with great suggestions on how the night should flow and their professionalism was evident throughout the whole process. Sean was an incredible DJ. Throughout dinner people were excited to dance and by the time the party started it was incredible. The transistions between songs were great and you could clearly see the planning that went behind his selections and flow. Our guest still speak about how great our music was - great job, Sean!
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We hired 74 Events for our wedding and they did an outstanding job. We had specific requests for our bi-cultural reception with a long list of songs to cover and Sean did an amazing job getting everything accomplished. The project management prior to the wedding was fantastic - Gary and Sean both came up with great suggestions on how the night should flow and their professionalism was evident throughout the whole process. Sean was an incredible DJ. Throughout dinner people were excited to dance and by the time the party started it was incredible. The transistions between songs were great and you could clearly see the planning that went behind his selections and flow. Our guest still speak about how great our music was - great job, Sean! Read less
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Jonathan
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Gary showed tremendous professionalism and expertise in planning for the wedding. 74 Events helped us achieve the wedding of our dreams by being attentive to our requests and offering valuable suggestions. I would absolutely recommend 74 Events for folks who want to plan for a fun wedding without the headaches.
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Gary showed tremendous professionalism and expertise in planning for the wedding. 74 Events helped us achieve the wedding of our dreams by being attentive to our requests and offering valuable suggestions. I would absolutely recommend 74 Events for folks who want to plan for a fun wedding without the headaches. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
If every vendor would conduct themselves like Gary, wedding planning could be the joyful, romantic experience that it should be! A couple things I've learned... You should simply not hire anyone who does not respond to their email promptly, won't give you a set price immediately, or doesn't play well with others. All these things will add exponential amounts of stress to your life, and Gary really stood out in all these ways during a time when life was most stressful for us.

Our first meeting with him sums up what we loved. We have never been married before and we are the first in our family, so we had no idea what we were doing. Gary started the meeting with a general presentation that introduced us to the issues we should be aware of. This was so professional and helpful, and it gave us ideas for what we should be asking about. We really enjoyed hearing about his experiences with other weddings too, since we had no experience to go on!

Second, Gary was the most responsive of all of our vendors over the course of the following year. He always responded quickly to email, usually with a list of song suggestions or vendor contacts. Actually, we found our best vendors through him, and his advice worked out beautifully. He knows what he's doing, and he will always give you an honest opinion.

Finally, Gary did a wonderful job at our wedding. He ended up being the go to guy that anyone went to with an issue, and he truly went above and beyond with handling everything that came up. It really calmed my nerves to have him there, since he kept the flow going and got everyone in the right place for all the various elements of a wedding. I loved that he directed things so we could just relax and party!

In short, Gary truly was the best decision we made for our wedding, other than choosing each other! We were grateful every day to have him, and we could never thank him enough. Good luck!!!
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If every vendor would conduct themselves like Gary, wedding planning could be the joyful, romantic experience that it should be! A couple things I've learned... You should simply not hire anyone who does not respond to their email promptly, won't give you a set price immediately, or doesn't play well with others. All these things will add exponential amounts of stress to your life, and Gary really stood out in all these ways during a time when life was most stressful for us.

Our first meeting with him sums up what we loved. We have never been married before and we are the first in our family, so we had no idea what we were doing. Gary started the meeting with a general presentation that introduced us to the issues we should be aware of. This was so professional and helpful, and it gave us ideas for what we should be asking about. We really enjoyed hearing about his experiences with other weddings too, since we had no experience to go on!

Second, Gary was the most responsive of all of our vendors over the course of the following year. He always responded quickly to email, usually with a list of song suggestions or vendor contacts. Actually, we found our best vendors through him, and his advice worked out beautifully. He knows what he's doing, and he will always give you an honest opinion.

Finally, Gary did a wonderful job at our wedding. He ended up being the go to guy that anyone went to with an issue, and he truly went above and beyond with handling everything that came up. It really calmed my nerves to have him there, since he kept the flow going and got everyone in the right place for all the various elements of a wedding. I loved that he directed things so we could just relax and party!

In short, Gary truly was the best decision we made for our wedding, other than choosing each other! We were grateful every day to have him, and we could never thank him enough. Good luck!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had Duane Harriott DJ our wedding this past Saturday. He was fantastic and we received so many compliments on the song selections and overall pacing of the night. He had people on the dance floor all night. The owner of the company Gary was also great to work with in helping us prepare for the day. He was extremely thorough, organized and responsive. We could not be happier with our DJ choice!
We had Duane Harriott DJ our wedding this past Saturday. He was fantastic and we received so many compliments on the song Read more...
We had Duane Harriott DJ our wedding this past Saturday. He was fantastic and we received so many compliments on the song selections and overall pacing of the night. He had people on the dance floor all night. The owner of the company Gary was also great to work with in helping us prepare for the day. He was extremely thorough, organized and responsive. We could not be happier with our DJ choice! Read less
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Gary
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Hands down without a doubt the best music decision you can make for your wedding or any event for that matter. I think Jay McElfresh could have made a funeral fun!! From the first day we met with Gary Hoffman we knew we were going to go with 74events for our wedding and we're so happy we did. In our first meeting Gary and Jay explained everything thoroughly and professionally; we were able to tell them what we wanted not what they wanted. We talked about venue layout, music choice, grabbed some samples, and had some laughs. They both stayed in great contact/communication with us leading up to the event (they're actually the only vendor who I didn't have to call and verify everything was set bc I knew it was). It was easily the most stress fee experience we had. Come the day of the actual event Jay spoke with us for a quick minute before everything started just to verify with us that everything was set and then took control of the whole party start to finish without a single flaw. We got rave reviews about not only the quality of song choice but also transitions, flow and his natural talent for keeping the party on the dance floor the whole day. 50% of the party including us, missed/didn't even know there was dessert because we couldn't leave the dance floor. Jay even offered to stay free of charge for an extra 15-20 minutes until the venue literally kicked us out haha. We had a wedding but Jay made it a party. Absolutely amazing guy and great at what he does, I can't say enough good things. If you're even contemplating going anywhere else, stop. This is the best DJ company in existence. Thanks again guys!!!
Hands down without a doubt the best music decision you can make for your wedding or any event for that matter. I think Jay Read more...
Hands down without a doubt the best music decision you can make for your wedding or any event for that matter. I think Jay McElfresh could have made a funeral fun!! From the first day we met with Gary Hoffman we knew we were going to go with 74events for our wedding and we're so happy we did. In our first meeting Gary and Jay explained everything thoroughly and professionally; we were able to tell them what we wanted not what they wanted. We talked about venue layout, music choice, grabbed some samples, and had some laughs. They both stayed in great contact/communication with us leading up to the event (they're actually the only vendor who I didn't have to call and verify everything was set bc I knew it was). It was easily the most stress fee experience we had. Come the day of the actual event Jay spoke with us for a quick minute before everything started just to verify with us that everything was set and then took control of the whole party start to finish without a single flaw. We got rave reviews about not only the quality of song choice but also transitions, flow and his natural talent for keeping the party on the dance floor the whole day. 50% of the party including us, missed/didn't even know there was dessert because we couldn't leave the dance floor. Jay even offered to stay free of charge for an extra 15-20 minutes until the venue literally kicked us out haha. We had a wedding but Jay made it a party. Absolutely amazing guy and great at what he does, I can't say enough good things. If you're even contemplating going anywhere else, stop. This is the best DJ company in existence. Thanks again guys!!! Read less
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Andrew & Farnaz
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Planning our wedding was time consuming and it was challenging to choose hours of music that was meaningful to us and that would get multiple generations of family and friends to dance. We told 74 Events the music we love, we described our family and friends and they created an amazing soundtrack that had all generations dancing. 74 Events (Gary Hoffman & DJ Rob Kelley) was among the most professional companies we have ever worked with and they literally set the tune and beat for the rest of our lives together.
Planning our wedding was time consuming and it was challenging to choose hours of music that was meaningful to us and that Read more...
Planning our wedding was time consuming and it was challenging to choose hours of music that was meaningful to us and that would get multiple generations of family and friends to dance. We told 74 Events the music we love, we described our family and friends and they created an amazing soundtrack that had all generations dancing. 74 Events (Gary Hoffman & DJ Rob Kelley) was among the most professional companies we have ever worked with and they literally set the tune and beat for the rest of our lives together. Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank you DJ Gaza, aka Gary for keeping our wedding guests dancing and having a great time. At our first meeting in his office we were pleased with Gary’s organization and professionalism. And from his questions and suggestions it was clear to us that Gary knows weddings. Gary took the time to understand our goals and expectations for our reception. He played all the songs we listed, used appropriate discretion when taking requests from our guest (and when necessary, politely denied a few). We trusted Dj Gaza’s judgement for making the right calls. Because Gary made everything go smoothly, we didn’t have to worry about a thing and had an amazing time at our wedding!
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Thank you DJ Gaza, aka Gary for keeping our wedding guests dancing and having a great time. At our first meeting in his office we were pleased with Gary’s organization and professionalism. And from his questions and suggestions it was clear to us that Gary knows weddings. Gary took the time to understand our goals and expectations for our reception. He played all the songs we listed, used appropriate discretion when taking requests from our guest (and when necessary, politely denied a few). We trusted Dj Gaza’s judgement for making the right calls. Because Gary made everything go smoothly, we didn’t have to worry about a thing and had an amazing time at our wedding! Read less
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Suzanne
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure to work with Gary Hoffman and our DJ Sean Marquand from pre-production meetings through the event completion. They’re extremely professional and we felt comfortable with them right away. When we first met Sean, he said that he really likes doing weddings. And it's totally true. He has great energy and had our guests dancing like crazy. Everyone had an amazing time. He did a great job with intros to toasts, etc., wore a nice suit, showed up on time. All the equipment worked great. He even followed up with a note to let us know how much he enjoyed working our wedding. My husband's children hired a klezmer band for our ceremony music and hora two weeks before our wedding. He worked with them seamlessly. We thought he was truly wonderful and would highly recommend him. Thank you to both Sean and Gary for providing great music and helping to make our wedding so fun.
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It was a pleasure to work with Gary Hoffman and our DJ Sean Marquand from pre-production meetings through the event completion. They’re extremely professional and we felt comfortable with them right away. When we first met Sean, he said that he really likes doing weddings. And it's totally true. He has great energy and had our guests dancing like crazy. Everyone had an amazing time. He did a great job with intros to toasts, etc., wore a nice suit, showed up on time. All the equipment worked great. He even followed up with a note to let us know how much he enjoyed working our wedding. My husband's children hired a klezmer band for our ceremony music and hora two weeks before our wedding. He worked with them seamlessly. We thought he was truly wonderful and would highly recommend him. Thank you to both Sean and Gary for providing great music and helping to make our wedding so fun. Read less
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Shelly
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
DJ Gaza was phenomenal and kept all our guests dancing and partying all night! Not only is he a great DJ with an intuitive sense of reading a crowd, he is an extremely professional and buttoned up businessman who has a calming aura about him.

Throughout the process, he kept this Type A bride (me) impressed with his professionalism and organization skills - confirming meeting dates/times, reminding me about filling out the music worksheet, and taking meticulous notes to hone in on our personalities, music tastes, and guest profile. When I ran into a dilemma with my caterers about the flow of the wedding timeline and the usage of space, he offered the perfect solution. On the day of the wedding, he even arrived 3 hours early so he could set up and make sure our officiant familiarized himself with the mic and the sound system.

Other than a general "do not play list", I actually didn't give him any specific song list to play and just told him to "work his magic and maybe consider some throwback 90's for our Gen Y crowd of friends". After my final meeting, I would listen to songs on the radio and think "ooh! I should've asked Gary to play this". So here's the awesomely scary part - all those songs I wish I had put on my playlist, DJ GAZA PLAYED THEM! The whole wedding night, I kept thinking, "Omg, how does he know, HOW DOES HE KNOW?"

I received so many compliments from friends about how spot-on the music was, and I really couldn't take any credit for it (other than the fact that I hired the best in the industry!) So if you are looking for someone who is professional, reliable, fun, and uncannily good at his job, please look no further and hire him RIGHT NOW!
DJ Gaza was phenomenal and kept all our guests dancing and partying all night! Not only is he a great DJ with an intuitive Read more...
DJ Gaza was phenomenal and kept all our guests dancing and partying all night! Not only is he a great DJ with an intuitive sense of reading a crowd, he is an extremely professional and buttoned up businessman who has a calming aura about him.

Throughout the process, he kept this Type A bride (me) impressed with his professionalism and organization skills - confirming meeting dates/times, reminding me about filling out the music worksheet, and taking meticulous notes to hone in on our personalities, music tastes, and guest profile. When I ran into a dilemma with my caterers about the flow of the wedding timeline and the usage of space, he offered the perfect solution. On the day of the wedding, he even arrived 3 hours early so he could set up and make sure our officiant familiarized himself with the mic and the sound system.

Other than a general "do not play list", I actually didn't give him any specific song list to play and just told him to "work his magic and maybe consider some throwback 90's for our Gen Y crowd of friends". After my final meeting, I would listen to songs on the radio and think "ooh! I should've asked Gary to play this". So here's the awesomely scary part - all those songs I wish I had put on my playlist, DJ GAZA PLAYED THEM! The whole wedding night, I kept thinking, "Omg, how does he know, HOW DOES HE KNOW?"

I received so many compliments from friends about how spot-on the music was, and I really couldn't take any credit for it (other than the fact that I hired the best in the industry!) So if you are looking for someone who is professional, reliable, fun, and uncannily good at his job, please look no further and hire him RIGHT NOW! Read less
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Kathryn
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Gary (DJ Gaza) is everything you could possibly want in a wedding vendor - great at what he does, super friendly, fast at responding to inquiries and incredibly organized and thorough. My husband and I were so lucky to snag him for our wedding day - he books up pretty far in advance from what I've heard - and we couldn't have been happier. Gary helped us plan the schedule for our reception and had a lot of thoughtful suggestions about how to do things. He is also super intuitive about our musical tastes (we gave him a list of ten or twenty disjointed genres/artists and he was able to develop those into an amazing playlist) and about what gets people on the dance floor. We had an afternoon wedding and worried that folks wouldn't dance while it was still daylight, but Gary had the dance floor jumping from the first song til the last. Amazing!
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Gary (DJ Gaza) is everything you could possibly want in a wedding vendor - great at what he does, super friendly, fast at responding to inquiries and incredibly organized and thorough. My husband and I were so lucky to snag him for our wedding day - he books up pretty far in advance from what I've heard - and we couldn't have been happier. Gary helped us plan the schedule for our reception and had a lot of thoughtful suggestions about how to do things. He is also super intuitive about our musical tastes (we gave him a list of ten or twenty disjointed genres/artists and he was able to develop those into an amazing playlist) and about what gets people on the dance floor. We had an afternoon wedding and worried that folks wouldn't dance while it was still daylight, but Gary had the dance floor jumping from the first song til the last. Amazing! Read less
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Sabrina
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
These guys really know what they're doing. Gary is one of the nicest and most professional individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Jay, the DJ, used our suggestions mixed with his bottomless knowledge of music and sense of what we and our guests would enjoy to create a truly excellent experience. For one (very reasonable) price they covered all things sound and really took interest in ensuring the music and everything was not only flawlessly executed but exactly what we wanted. Our guests are still raving about Jay. It was a pleasure to work with you guys, thank you!!
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These guys really know what they're doing. Gary is one of the nicest and most professional individuals I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Jay, the DJ, used our suggestions mixed with his bottomless knowledge of music and sense of what we and our guests would enjoy to create a truly excellent experience. For one (very reasonable) price they covered all things sound and really took interest in ensuring the music and everything was not only flawlessly executed but exactly what we wanted. Our guests are still raving about Jay. It was a pleasure to work with you guys, thank you!! Read less
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Crystall
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience working with Gary! He was professional, well organized, not cheesy or intrusive and an extremely good DJ. He took into account our taste in music and helped us to incorporate traditional music from both our cultures (Greek & Jewish); he even provided sample music for us and our families to choose from. We had multiple meetings with him in person and over the phone to make sure we were on the same page in regard to the wedding structure, timeline, must-songs to play, what songs NOT to play and overall vibe of the wedding. We had a wonderful event and highly recommend Gary (aka DJ Gaza)!
We had a great experience working with Gary! He was professional, well organized, not cheesy or intrusive and an extremely Read more...
We had a great experience working with Gary! He was professional, well organized, not cheesy or intrusive and an extremely good DJ. He took into account our taste in music and helped us to incorporate traditional music from both our cultures (Greek & Jewish); he even provided sample music for us and our families to choose from. We had multiple meetings with him in person and over the phone to make sure we were on the same page in regard to the wedding structure, timeline, must-songs to play, what songs NOT to play and overall vibe of the wedding. We had a wonderful event and highly recommend Gary (aka DJ Gaza)! Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Rob Kelley DJ'd our wedding on June 1 at the Highlands Country Club in Garrison and it was amazing! From the first time my husband and I sat down with Gary Hoffman and Rob, we knew they were super professional and on top of their game. Everyone had an awesome time dancing at our wedding - Rob knew exactly how to work with the flow of the evening and keep everyone on the dance floor. I had THE BEST time at my wedding and Rob was a huge part of that.
Rob Kelley DJ'd our wedding on June 1 at the Highlands Country Club in Garrison and it was amazing! From the first time my Read more...
Rob Kelley DJ'd our wedding on June 1 at the Highlands Country Club in Garrison and it was amazing! From the first time my husband and I sat down with Gary Hoffman and Rob, we knew they were super professional and on top of their game. Everyone had an awesome time dancing at our wedding - Rob knew exactly how to work with the flow of the evening and keep everyone on the dance floor. I had THE BEST time at my wedding and Rob was a huge part of that. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
74 Events provided an extremely professional and meticulous service for my 5/2013 wedding.

DJ Gaza (Gary, the owner of 74 events) books out way in advance but he met with me and one of his DJs Jay McElfresh. Jay is very sought after, he does the music for Bergdorf's men's store as well as several clubs. Later we changed the date & Jay was not available for that day.

Gary put me together with DJ Con who is a super nice guy and very passionate about music. DJ Con has an amazing fan base, Gary had given me a list of emails to reach out to as references, the references that came back for Con were so universally ecstatic I was starting to wonder if they were fake! However I googled some of the names and they were all real people who were completely thrilled with his work.

Both Gary and Con are super professional and on top of things, throughout the whole preparation process Gary has a ridiculously well-honed process he takes you through, his business process is clearly very well thought out.

We gave Con a bunch of songs that we wanted to use, he interwove them with other ones from his repertoire to create a seamless flow of music for our day. He also included a salsa set for my mother who went nuts burning up the dance floor. Many people approached me to tell me how much they enjoyed the DJ, it was great to hear my favorite songs creating the mood I wanted for my wedding.

Con was at the venue about 3 hours ahead of time, he took care of everything without me being involved, and he took initiative to confirm the announcements and order of people for when we did our big debut onto the dance floor. Which I appreciated since it seemed like my family checked their brains at the door for my wedding, they were not paying attention to any sort of direction I tried to give them. Which concerned me. So I was glad that Con stepped up and forced them to pay attention so that the entrance was smooth!! Thanks guys!!!
74 Events provided an extremely professional and meticulous service for my 5/2013 wedding.

DJ Gaza (Gary, the Read more...
74 Events provided an extremely professional and meticulous service for my 5/2013 wedding.

DJ Gaza (Gary, the owner of 74 events) books out way in advance but he met with me and one of his DJs Jay McElfresh. Jay is very sought after, he does the music for Bergdorf's men's store as well as several clubs. Later we changed the date & Jay was not available for that day.

Gary put me together with DJ Con who is a super nice guy and very passionate about music. DJ Con has an amazing fan base, Gary had given me a list of emails to reach out to as references, the references that came back for Con were so universally ecstatic I was starting to wonder if they were fake! However I googled some of the names and they were all real people who were completely thrilled with his work.

Both Gary and Con are super professional and on top of things, throughout the whole preparation process Gary has a ridiculously well-honed process he takes you through, his business process is clearly very well thought out.

We gave Con a bunch of songs that we wanted to use, he interwove them with other ones from his repertoire to create a seamless flow of music for our day. He also included a salsa set for my mother who went nuts burning up the dance floor. Many people approached me to tell me how much they enjoyed the DJ, it was great to hear my favorite songs creating the mood I wanted for my wedding.

Con was at the venue about 3 hours ahead of time, he took care of everything without me being involved, and he took initiative to confirm the announcements and order of people for when we did our big debut onto the dance floor. Which I appreciated since it seemed like my family checked their brains at the door for my wedding, they were not paying attention to any sort of direction I tried to give them. Which concerned me. So I was glad that Con stepped up and forced them to pay attention so that the entrance was smooth!! Thanks guys!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Gary was our DJ and he was OUTSTANDING!! I was nervous about not using one of the standard venue DJs with the lights, etc, like my friends had used but I do not regret this decision at ALL. Gary made all the announcements that an MC would have made but only when needed and there was nothing corny about the music he played. He took requests and understood our music preferences right away during our meetings. I never felt like my requests were silly or weird. He really paced the night perfectly so that we had music to please the families, and then later music that we loved. Everyone had a great time and our families and friends keep telling us how much fun they had and I know that my husband and I personally had a BLAST! I wish we could have kept going all night!
Gary was our DJ and he was OUTSTANDING!! I was nervous about not using one of the standard venue DJs with the lights, etc, Read more...
Gary was our DJ and he was OUTSTANDING!! I was nervous about not using one of the standard venue DJs with the lights, etc, like my friends had used but I do not regret this decision at ALL. Gary made all the announcements that an MC would have made but only when needed and there was nothing corny about the music he played. He took requests and understood our music preferences right away during our meetings. I never felt like my requests were silly or weird. He really paced the night perfectly so that we had music to please the families, and then later music that we loved. Everyone had a great time and our families and friends keep telling us how much fun they had and I know that my husband and I personally had a BLAST! I wish we could have kept going all night! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Gary Hoffmann, DJ Kahn and 74 Events are the REAL DEAL!

Hiring 74 Events was just about the best thing we did for our wedding. Everyone is still talking about them and asking us for our DJ's contact details. From start to finish we knew we were in good hands. Their approach and organization is off the charts amazing. They are very detail oriented...down to the list of questions they put together to get to know you and your event. They worked with us to discuss our music style and audience to make sure our playlist suited all those who attended our wedding. It was a HUGE hit! Also recommend you go with DJ's choice for the last song...by that time they have gotten to know you, your family and friends and know exactly what will work to end the night perfectly!

I highly recommend 74 Events...it is the one thing you will NOT have to worry about on your wedding day! Truly the best thing we ever did! Thanks again Gary and Kahn. YOU ROCK!
Gary Hoffmann, DJ Kahn and 74 Events are the REAL DEAL!

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Gary Hoffmann, DJ Kahn and 74 Events are the REAL DEAL!

Hiring 74 Events was just about the best thing we did for our wedding. Everyone is still talking about them and asking us for our DJ's contact details. From start to finish we knew we were in good hands. Their approach and organization is off the charts amazing. They are very detail oriented...down to the list of questions they put together to get to know you and your event. They worked with us to discuss our music style and audience to make sure our playlist suited all those who attended our wedding. It was a HUGE hit! Also recommend you go with DJ's choice for the last song...by that time they have gotten to know you, your family and friends and know exactly what will work to end the night perfectly!

I highly recommend 74 Events...it is the one thing you will NOT have to worry about on your wedding day! Truly the best thing we ever did! Thanks again Gary and Kahn. YOU ROCK! Read less
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Katherine
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Gary is super professional and experienced, and a real pleasure to work with. From our first meeting, he knew exactly what he was doing and addressed my concerns and questions before I even knew I had them. We didn't have a "day of" planner, and Gary was unbelievably helpful in developing a schedule for our event and keeping us on track over the course of the evening so that I could relax and have fun. He wore at least three hats all night. And, on top of all of that, he's also a fantastic DJ! Everyone was dancing, and I got lots of compliments on his taste and professionalism. I couldn't be happier with my choice.
Gary is super professional and experienced, and a real pleasure to work with. From our first meeting, he knew exactly what Read more...
Gary is super professional and experienced, and a real pleasure to work with. From our first meeting, he knew exactly what he was doing and addressed my concerns and questions before I even knew I had them. We didn't have a "day of" planner, and Gary was unbelievably helpful in developing a schedule for our event and keeping us on track over the course of the evening so that I could relax and have fun. He wore at least three hats all night. And, on top of all of that, he's also a fantastic DJ! Everyone was dancing, and I got lots of compliments on his taste and professionalism. I couldn't be happier with my choice. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Gary was such a pleasure to work with, professional, organized, and completely on top of things. He had amazing suggestions, but wasn't pushy in the least. He also has zero cheese factor (no jock jam/smoke machine intros here), which we appreciated. Great value, great references, cool guy, what more do you need?
Gary was such a pleasure to work with, professional, organized, and completely on top of things. He had amazing Read more...
Gary was such a pleasure to work with, professional, organized, and completely on top of things. He had amazing suggestions, but wasn't pushy in the least. He also has zero cheese factor (no jock jam/smoke machine intros here), which we appreciated. Great value, great references, cool guy, what more do you need? Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Umm - perfection. Gary was so organized, responsive, helpful and awesome. If I could give him higher scores I would. He brought the house down at my wedding, listened to all of requests, and suggested other things if my ideas sucked. He was great at reading the crowd -- people danced literally for 4 hours straight.
Umm - perfection. Gary was so organized, responsive, helpful and awesome. If I could give him higher scores I would. He Read more...
Umm - perfection. Gary was so organized, responsive, helpful and awesome. If I could give him higher scores I would. He brought the house down at my wedding, listened to all of requests, and suggested other things if my ideas sucked. He was great at reading the crowd -- people danced literally for 4 hours straight. Read less
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Jennie
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
It was the best choice I made to work with Gary and Con. Gary was extremely responsive and organized with planning for our big day. He made it so easy and stress-free to have everything in order. Con was also amazing. We had so much fun at our wedding!
It was the best choice I made to work with Gary and Con. Gary was extremely responsive and organized with planning for our Read more...
It was the best choice I made to work with Gary and Con. Gary was extremely responsive and organized with planning for our big day. He made it so easy and stress-free to have everything in order. Con was also amazing. We had so much fun at our wedding! Read less
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ACPavlish
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Gary was absolutely wonderful to work with! He is very professional and went over everything thoroughly to ensure that we got what we wanted in terms of music. Gary was not available for our wedding but we had Michael for our DJ and he was amazing. The dance floor was packed from the second the dance set started right until the last song. Michael played such great music that we all could have gone on for hours more! Our guests were sad when the night was over, and even my father-in-law said "I never dance and I was on the dance floor, the music was so good!" We wanted a nonstop dance party and Gary and Michael went above and beyond to make that happen! Thank you so much for making our wedding incredibly fun!!
Gary was absolutely wonderful to work with! He is very professional and went over everything thoroughly to ensure that we Read more...
Gary was absolutely wonderful to work with! He is very professional and went over everything thoroughly to ensure that we got what we wanted in terms of music. Gary was not available for our wedding but we had Michael for our DJ and he was amazing. The dance floor was packed from the second the dance set started right until the last song. Michael played such great music that we all could have gone on for hours more! Our guests were sad when the night was over, and even my father-in-law said "I never dance and I was on the dance floor, the music was so good!" We wanted a nonstop dance party and Gary and Michael went above and beyond to make that happen! Thank you so much for making our wedding incredibly fun!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We are so happy we worked with 74 Events for our wedding. I was really impressed with how professionally Gary runs things, and James created the perfect party for our wedding. I want to have another party so I can hire them again!
We are so happy we worked with 74 Events for our wedding. I was really impressed with how professionally Gary runs things, Read more...
We are so happy we worked with 74 Events for our wedding. I was really impressed with how professionally Gary runs things, and James created the perfect party for our wedding. I want to have another party so I can hire them again! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/26/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired DJ Gaza (Gary Hoffman) of 74 Events to DJ our wedding on October 26, 2012 and it was one of the best decisions we made for the whole event! We didn't want a cheesy DJ who was going to be on the microphone all night, making guests feel pressured to laugh at corny jokes or do the chicken dance. After reading all the reviews for DJ Gaza, we were already 95% sure we were going with him. After about 5 minutes into our first meeting with him, it was a done deal. Beyond being an incredible DJ, he is SO organized and business savvy, which really put us as ease during the planning stages. He really listens to what you want and knows what works and what doesn't, and he's not shy about giving you his opinion because he really cares not only about making sure you get what you want, but also that your guests have a great time. He knows how to read a crowd for sure...our dance floor was packed the whole night, everyone had a blast and we didn't have to worry about a thing. If you are looking for a DJ and he's available on your date, BOOK HIM!
We hired DJ Gaza (Gary Hoffman) of 74 Events to DJ our wedding on October 26, 2012 and it was one of the best decisions we Read more...
We hired DJ Gaza (Gary Hoffman) of 74 Events to DJ our wedding on October 26, 2012 and it was one of the best decisions we made for the whole event! We didn't want a cheesy DJ who was going to be on the microphone all night, making guests feel pressured to laugh at corny jokes or do the chicken dance. After reading all the reviews for DJ Gaza, we were already 95% sure we were going with him. After about 5 minutes into our first meeting with him, it was a done deal. Beyond being an incredible DJ, he is SO organized and business savvy, which really put us as ease during the planning stages. He really listens to what you want and knows what works and what doesn't, and he's not shy about giving you his opinion because he really cares not only about making sure you get what you want, but also that your guests have a great time. He knows how to read a crowd for sure...our dance floor was packed the whole night, everyone had a blast and we didn't have to worry about a thing. If you are looking for a DJ and he's available on your date, BOOK HIM! Read less
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elana
Wedding:
10/21/2012
5.0/5.0
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Gary Hoffman aka DJ. Gaza simply put, made our day! He was professional, extremely organized, affordable and these are just a few of the excellent qualities about him. We have received so many compliments about how amazing he was. The whole room was dancing from little kids to the elderly adults. The catering company we used even complimented him on how amazing he was compared to other DJ's they worked with. We absolutely love DJ. Gaza. We refer everyone who is planning a wedding to try and sweep him up before someone else gets to him first!
BOOK HIM! BOOK HIM! BOOK HIM!
Gary Hoffman aka DJ. Gaza simply put, made our day! He was professional, extremely Read more...
BOOK HIM! BOOK HIM! BOOK HIM!
Gary Hoffman aka DJ. Gaza simply put, made our day! He was professional, extremely organized, affordable and these are just a few of the excellent qualities about him. We have received so many compliments about how amazing he was. The whole room was dancing from little kids to the elderly adults. The catering company we used even complimented him on how amazing he was compared to other DJ's they worked with. We absolutely love DJ. Gaza. We refer everyone who is planning a wedding to try and sweep him up before someone else gets to him first! Read less
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Wedding:
10/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Rob Kelley dj'ed our October 2012 wedding at the de Seversky Mansion in Long Island. We cannot say enough about the great job DJ Gaza and Rob did for us. As an initial comment, DJ Gaza and Rob carried themselves very professionally and took their role for our wedding very seriously throughout the entire process. The two guided us through every step of the scheduling and music for our event. DJ Gaza and Rob were very attentive to our tastes and requests and receptive to all of our e-mails and questions. As to the actual event, Rob provided music for our cocktail hour and reception. Our wedding guests raved about the quality and tastefulness of the music and mc'ing. The dance floor was constantly filled during the reception. From the hora to the parent dances, Rob worked and adapted to the crowd perfectly to keep the party flowing all night. We are very happy with how great the wedding went, which was due in great part to the services of our vendors, including Rob and DJ Gaza. We recommend them highly to couples seeking high quality dj's at reasonable prices.
Rob Kelley dj'ed our October 2012 wedding at the de Seversky Mansion in Long Island. We cannot say enough about the great Read more...
Rob Kelley dj'ed our October 2012 wedding at the de Seversky Mansion in Long Island. We cannot say enough about the great job DJ Gaza and Rob did for us. As an initial comment, DJ Gaza and Rob carried themselves very professionally and took their role for our wedding very seriously throughout the entire process. The two guided us through every step of the scheduling and music for our event. DJ Gaza and Rob were very attentive to our tastes and requests and receptive to all of our e-mails and questions. As to the actual event, Rob provided music for our cocktail hour and reception. Our wedding guests raved about the quality and tastefulness of the music and mc'ing. The dance floor was constantly filled during the reception. From the hora to the parent dances, Rob worked and adapted to the crowd perfectly to keep the party flowing all night. We are very happy with how great the wedding went, which was due in great part to the services of our vendors, including Rob and DJ Gaza. We recommend them highly to couples seeking high quality dj's at reasonable prices. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We were recommended 74 Events by a few sources, and are so happy we went with them. We had Rob DJ our wedding and the entire process was great - from the planning to the day, everything went smoothly and we had a blast - everyone was on the dance floor having a great time. Amazing, I would recommend him to anyone!!
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We were recommended 74 Events by a few sources, and are so happy we went with them. We had Rob DJ our wedding and the entire process was great - from the planning to the day, everything went smoothly and we had a blast - everyone was on the dance floor having a great time. Amazing, I would recommend him to anyone!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
If we could give more than 5 stars to these guys we absolutely would. They were amazing from start to finish. Rob Kelly was our DJ and he was beyond fantastic. We had them do our ceremony, our cocktail hour and our reception and everything was exactly what we wanted. We had guests complimenting him all night long and in the weeks that followed. Gary and Rob made the entire process very easy and they were exceptional. We highly recommend them for your wedding.
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If we could give more than 5 stars to these guys we absolutely would. They were amazing from start to finish. Rob Kelly was our DJ and he was beyond fantastic. We had them do our ceremony, our cocktail hour and our reception and everything was exactly what we wanted. We had guests complimenting him all night long and in the weeks that followed. Gary and Rob made the entire process very easy and they were exceptional. We highly recommend them for your wedding. Read less
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Tessa
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
We had the pleasure of working with DJ Rob Kelley through DJ Gaza. He really knows how to keep everyone on the dance floor...a ton of my guests told me he was the best DJ they've heard! He's very professional and is able to read the crowd easily. My husband's mom wanted to hear a bit more motown toward the end of the night, and he transitioned into it perfectly! He kept all genres dancing which made for such a great party! Thanks DJ Rob!
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We had the pleasure of working with DJ Rob Kelley through DJ Gaza. He really knows how to keep everyone on the dance floor...a ton of my guests told me he was the best DJ they've heard! He's very professional and is able to read the crowd easily. My husband's mom wanted to hear a bit more motown toward the end of the night, and he transitioned into it perfectly! He kept all genres dancing which made for such a great party! Thanks DJ Rob! Read less
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Elisabeth
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Gary who owns 74Events was so helpful in getting our big day off the ground and setting us up with his friend and coworker James to DJ our wedding. James was such an amazing DJ! We absolutely loved him. Our dance floor was packed all night long to the point that my dad actually asked James to stay longer and play an additional hour because no one was ready to leave and he did. The music was varied and but he took all our tastes into account and really listened to what we said in our interviews and what we wrote on our song list. None of the songs were cheesy but they definetely appealed to all three generations at the wedding. I cannot recommend them highly enough! You cannot go wrong booking 74 Events and James for your wedding!
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Gary who owns 74Events was so helpful in getting our big day off the ground and setting us up with his friend and coworker James to DJ our wedding. James was such an amazing DJ! We absolutely loved him. Our dance floor was packed all night long to the point that my dad actually asked James to stay longer and play an additional hour because no one was ready to leave and he did. The music was varied and but he took all our tastes into account and really listened to what we said in our interviews and what we wrote on our song list. None of the songs were cheesy but they definetely appealed to all three generations at the wedding. I cannot recommend them highly enough! You cannot go wrong booking 74 Events and James for your wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Duane Harriott of DJ Gaza/74 Events deejayed our wedding in Manhattan and did an amazing job. I can't recommend him more highly. He read the crowd really well, and so many of our guests complimented us on the music and said Duane's taste was "impeccable." We had quite a few music buffs among our friends, and one loved the music so much that he said he wanted us to get married every weekend!

We gave Duane a fairly extensive list of songs to choose from, but also gave him discretion in choosing which ones to play and when. He kept the dance floor packed throughout the night and was an extremely resourceful and talented DJ. He was also a great MC, was able to pronounce difficult names correctly, and timed/cued all of the music and entrances perfectly. Our guests enjoyed the music so much that many of them asked me for the playlist at the end of the night.
Duane Harriott of DJ Gaza/74 Events deejayed our wedding in Manhattan and did an amazing job. I can't recommend him more Read more...
Duane Harriott of DJ Gaza/74 Events deejayed our wedding in Manhattan and did an amazing job. I can't recommend him more highly. He read the crowd really well, and so many of our guests complimented us on the music and said Duane's taste was "impeccable." We had quite a few music buffs among our friends, and one loved the music so much that he said he wanted us to get married every weekend!

We gave Duane a fairly extensive list of songs to choose from, but also gave him discretion in choosing which ones to play and when. He kept the dance floor packed throughout the night and was an extremely resourceful and talented DJ. He was also a great MC, was able to pronounce difficult names correctly, and timed/cued all of the music and entrances perfectly. Our guests enjoyed the music so much that many of them asked me for the playlist at the end of the night. Read less
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Marisa
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
We have nothing but great things to say about DJ Gaza and Rob Kelley. We mostly interacted with DJ Gaza leading up to the event and he was extremly organized. Rob was phenomenal on the day of, he had our dance floor going for 3+ hours and he worked well with the drummer we hired to keep up the energy. He also was wonderful with our toasts and making sure the evening transitioned well between speeches to music etc. Rob had tons of compliments after the wedding from our guests. We recommend both DJ Gaza and Rob Kelley for your big day!
We have nothing but great things to say about DJ Gaza and Rob Kelley. We mostly interacted with DJ Gaza leading up to the Read more...
We have nothing but great things to say about DJ Gaza and Rob Kelley. We mostly interacted with DJ Gaza leading up to the event and he was extremly organized. Rob was phenomenal on the day of, he had our dance floor going for 3+ hours and he worked well with the drummer we hired to keep up the energy. He also was wonderful with our toasts and making sure the evening transitioned well between speeches to music etc. Rob had tons of compliments after the wedding from our guests. We recommend both DJ Gaza and Rob Kelley for your big day! Read less
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Zach
Wedding:
8/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We had Gary as our DJ at our wedding and he was amazing! He was super professional and responsive to all of our emails, and his planning really helped us on the day of. He had complete control of the reception scheduling and who did what when, and reacted well to some of the last minute changes that happened.

Beyond that he absolutely nailed our musical tastes and had our entire group of friends and family on the dance floor for the entire night. We absolutely recommend Gary for anyone looking for wedding DJs that will keep everyone dancing simply on the strength of the musical selection.
We had Gary as our DJ at our wedding and he was amazing! He was super professional and responsive to all of our emails, Read more...
We had Gary as our DJ at our wedding and he was amazing! He was super professional and responsive to all of our emails, and his planning really helped us on the day of. He had complete control of the reception scheduling and who did what when, and reacted well to some of the last minute changes that happened.

Beyond that he absolutely nailed our musical tastes and had our entire group of friends and family on the dance floor for the entire night. We absolutely recommend Gary for anyone looking for wedding DJs that will keep everyone dancing simply on the strength of the musical selection. Read less
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Adcurlz
Wedding:
7/12/2012
5.0/5.0
If you are considering DJ Gaza for your wedding, I have to words for you. DO IT!!! People are constantly telling me how amazing our DJ was. First let me start by saying that we planned our wedding from overseas, so i didn't meet Gary until the day of the wedding. I interviewed a few DJs over the phone and went with my gut feeling when I chose Gary. I just KNEW he was the perfect DJ for us. Despite never meeting in person, Gary did everything perfectly. We exchange several emails, and had two conference calls, in that time he made sure he gathered all the information he required to make sure our wedding day was exactly the way we wanted it. THe day of the wedding my family surprised us with a belly dancer, this required Gary to have to make some last minute adjustments and get the belly dancers music set up. The friend who dealt with Gary to get the music portion sorted out, said he was fantastic! He was extremely cooperative and helpful in making sure the right music was played.
My husband and I have different music types, but Gary made sure he represented both of our musical tastes throughout the wedding. He kept the crowd moving the whole night long!
The other compliments I received about Gary were , he was so well dressed that he looked like a guest (some people have seen DJs show up in jeans and a tshirt). I realize what a nice touch it is that he was nicely dressed since he is in the backdrop of some of our pics. Also everyone loved how he played all sorts of music and kept everyone going. Last but not least, he didn't "talk over" the whole time... which means we heard the music, not the DJs voice :)
THank you DJ Gaza for being a part of making our wedding day as perfect as it was !!!
If you are considering DJ Gaza for your wedding, I have to words for you. DO IT!!! People are constantly telling me how Read more...
If you are considering DJ Gaza for your wedding, I have to words for you. DO IT!!! People are constantly telling me how amazing our DJ was. First let me start by saying that we planned our wedding from overseas, so i didn't meet Gary until the day of the wedding. I interviewed a few DJs over the phone and went with my gut feeling when I chose Gary. I just KNEW he was the perfect DJ for us. Despite never meeting in person, Gary did everything perfectly. We exchange several emails, and had two conference calls, in that time he made sure he gathered all the information he required to make sure our wedding day was exactly the way we wanted it. THe day of the wedding my family surprised us with a belly dancer, this required Gary to have to make some last minute adjustments and get the belly dancers music set up. The friend who dealt with Gary to get the music portion sorted out, said he was fantastic! He was extremely cooperative and helpful in making sure the right music was played.
My husband and I have different music types, but Gary made sure he represented both of our musical tastes throughout the wedding. He kept the crowd moving the whole night long!
The other compliments I received about Gary were , he was so well dressed that he looked like a guest (some people have seen DJs show up in jeans and a tshirt). I realize what a nice touch it is that he was nicely dressed since he is in the backdrop of some of our pics. Also everyone loved how he played all sorts of music and kept everyone going. Last but not least, he didn't "talk over" the whole time... which means we heard the music, not the DJs voice :)
THank you DJ Gaza for being a part of making our wedding day as perfect as it was !!! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
7/3/2012
5.0/5.0
We used Duane at our wedding and he was the bomb. Not only did we have a fantastic dance party - but he played a great mix of music we had requested as well as some "older" hits to entice all guests to get on the dance floor. Also, Duane is a lovely human. He has a gentle, calm, cool personality and he was so easy to work with.

Also, the organization beforehand was done by Gary who is extremely, extremely professional and organized. He made sure to cover so many details that we never would have even thought to ask about. He knows exactly what he's doing and we so appreciated his organization skills!
We used Duane at our wedding and he was the bomb. Not only did we have a fantastic dance party - but he played a great mix Read more...
We used Duane at our wedding and he was the bomb. Not only did we have a fantastic dance party - but he played a great mix of music we had requested as well as some "older" hits to entice all guests to get on the dance floor. Also, Duane is a lovely human. He has a gentle, calm, cool personality and he was so easy to work with.

Also, the organization beforehand was done by Gary who is extremely, extremely professional and organized. He made sure to cover so many details that we never would have even thought to ask about. He knows exactly what he's doing and we so appreciated his organization skills! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Within the first minutes of talking to Gary and Michael at 74 Events my husband and I knew they were the right people for the job. They were professional and responsive. Their system really works. We had 2 meetings and email exchanges that allowed us to work on all details. Michael was our DJ and he was terrific. He got everyone on the dance floor and he knew how to work the music to get even the most reluctant of guest to dance!
Within the first minutes of talking to Gary and Michael at 74 Events my husband and I knew they were the right people for Read more...
Within the first minutes of talking to Gary and Michael at 74 Events my husband and I knew they were the right people for the job. They were professional and responsive. Their system really works. We had 2 meetings and email exchanges that allowed us to work on all details. Michael was our DJ and he was terrific. He got everyone on the dance floor and he knew how to work the music to get even the most reluctant of guest to dance! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
DJ Gaza DJed our wedding and people are STILL talking about the incredible music and the full out dance party that was on the floor all night long. From our very first meeting, my fiance and I were incredibly impressed with Gary's professionalism and enthusiasm. Throughout the planning process he was amazing, super responsive to any and all questions that we had. At our final meeting before the wedding he was great. He listened to everything we had to say and then made helpful suggestions based on his experience. The day of the wedding he did not disappoint. He handled everything from ceremony music to introductions to speeches perfectly. I even requested a last-minute change to a song for our ceremony and he didn't even blink an eye. From the start, we told Gary that we wanted a fun and energetic wedding with people out on the floor all night long and he completely delivered 100%
DJ Gaza DJed our wedding and people are STILL talking about the incredible music and the full out dance party that was on Read more...
DJ Gaza DJed our wedding and people are STILL talking about the incredible music and the full out dance party that was on the floor all night long. From our very first meeting, my fiance and I were incredibly impressed with Gary's professionalism and enthusiasm. Throughout the planning process he was amazing, super responsive to any and all questions that we had. At our final meeting before the wedding he was great. He listened to everything we had to say and then made helpful suggestions based on his experience. The day of the wedding he did not disappoint. He handled everything from ceremony music to introductions to speeches perfectly. I even requested a last-minute change to a song for our ceremony and he didn't even blink an eye. From the start, we told Gary that we wanted a fun and energetic wedding with people out on the floor all night long and he completely delivered 100% Read less
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nicole
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Jon and I cannot express enough how happy we are with the music at our wedding. With the few meetings we had with Rob and Gary, they immediately saw our vision. They were fun and easy to work with as well as extremely professional. When it came to our wedding day, Rob had the crowd on the dance floor as soon as the music started and had them all dancing until the end of the night. He felt the vibe of our crowd and ran with it and still managed to play everything Jon and I wanted to hear! Our guests cannot stop raving about how good the music was. Thank you again for everything!!!!! We love you guys! Thanks again
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Jon and I cannot express enough how happy we are with the music at our wedding. With the few meetings we had with Rob and Gary, they immediately saw our vision. They were fun and easy to work with as well as extremely professional. When it came to our wedding day, Rob had the crowd on the dance floor as soon as the music started and had them all dancing until the end of the night. He felt the vibe of our crowd and ran with it and still managed to play everything Jon and I wanted to hear! Our guests cannot stop raving about how good the music was. Thank you again for everything!!!!! We love you guys! Thanks again Read less
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Katarina
Wedding:
6/8/2012
5.0/5.0
There is a reason he has perfect reviews - he is amazing! I can't thank Gary enough for his help at making our wedding day awesome. He is so organized, so professional, and really chill to work with. This was good because I was super stressed out and flaky, and he really helped me get my music stuff organized. He is the opposite of a cheesy wedding DJ and keeps things feeling very classy. People were on the dance floor all night and afterwards I had guests tell me he was the best wedding DJ they encountered. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and I will be recommending him a million times over!
There is a reason he has perfect reviews - he is amazing! I can't thank Gary enough for his help at making our wedding day Read more...
There is a reason he has perfect reviews - he is amazing! I can't thank Gary enough for his help at making our wedding day awesome. He is so organized, so professional, and really chill to work with. This was good because I was super stressed out and flaky, and he really helped me get my music stuff organized. He is the opposite of a cheesy wedding DJ and keeps things feeling very classy. People were on the dance floor all night and afterwards I had guests tell me he was the best wedding DJ they encountered. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and I will be recommending him a million times over! Read less
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cindy
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
We booked with 74 Events and Rob Kelley was our DJ for the evening. We had our outdoor ceremony and reception at Snug Harbor in Staten Island. Gary the owner was very professional and easy to work with. He promptly answered any questions that we had leading up to the event. Rob is also very professional and friendly. He arrived early to setup and prior to the reception double checked the pronunciation of the bridal party's names before the grand entrance. There were no cheesy jokes/terrible announcements. He was right on target with the speeches, cake cutting, bouquet and garter tosses. He kept everyone on the dance floor all night and switched to different genres of music with ease. All of our guests commented on what a great DJ he was. We highly recommend using 74 Events for your wedding as you will not be disappointed.
We booked with 74 Events and Rob Kelley was our DJ for the evening. We had our outdoor ceremony and reception at Snug Read more...
We booked with 74 Events and Rob Kelley was our DJ for the evening. We had our outdoor ceremony and reception at Snug Harbor in Staten Island. Gary the owner was very professional and easy to work with. He promptly answered any questions that we had leading up to the event. Rob is also very professional and friendly. He arrived early to setup and prior to the reception double checked the pronunciation of the bridal party's names before the grand entrance. There were no cheesy jokes/terrible announcements. He was right on target with the speeches, cake cutting, bouquet and garter tosses. He kept everyone on the dance floor all night and switched to different genres of music with ease. All of our guests commented on what a great DJ he was. We highly recommend using 74 Events for your wedding as you will not be disappointed. Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
We just had our wedding on 5/26/12 at The Foundry in LIC/NYC, and had DJ Gaza (Gary Hoffman) as our DJ. I don't even know where to start about how absolutely INCREDIBLE he was! We had 105 guests, and from the moment he started playing music, our guests DID NOT STOP DANCING. I'm not exaggerating that every person I hugged goodbye had sweaty backs from all of the amazing dancing he inspired!

He brings his A+ game not only to the wedding day, but also all throughout the planning stages. He's beyond organized, professional and nice! We never once felt unsure about his capabilities not only as a DJ, but also as a professional in the business. He wasn't a cheesy announcer like some DJ's can be, and was flexible with the vibe we were going for. He was also very helpful in giving us tips/advice on how to logistically plan out the chain of events for the big day. We gave him a general idea of our musical tastes, and somehow he knew which songs our guests would be most responsive to!

We truly believe that he played an ENORMOUS part in the success of our wedding. We might be a little biased, but so many of our guests wrote us afterward telling us how awesome the music was, and how much fun they had.

He has a gift, people. Book him immediately -- it will be one of the best wedding decisions you will make.
We just had our wedding on 5/26/12 at The Foundry in LIC/NYC, and had DJ Gaza (Gary Hoffman) as our DJ. I don't even know Read more...
We just had our wedding on 5/26/12 at The Foundry in LIC/NYC, and had DJ Gaza (Gary Hoffman) as our DJ. I don't even know where to start about how absolutely INCREDIBLE he was! We had 105 guests, and from the moment he started playing music, our guests DID NOT STOP DANCING. I'm not exaggerating that every person I hugged goodbye had sweaty backs from all of the amazing dancing he inspired!

He brings his A+ game not only to the wedding day, but also all throughout the planning stages. He's beyond organized, professional and nice! We never once felt unsure about his capabilities not only as a DJ, but also as a professional in the business. He wasn't a cheesy announcer like some DJ's can be, and was flexible with the vibe we were going for. He was also very helpful in giving us tips/advice on how to logistically plan out the chain of events for the big day. We gave him a general idea of our musical tastes, and somehow he knew which songs our guests would be most responsive to!

We truly believe that he played an ENORMOUS part in the success of our wedding. We might be a little biased, but so many of our guests wrote us afterward telling us how awesome the music was, and how much fun they had.

He has a gift, people. Book him immediately -- it will be one of the best wedding decisions you will make. Read less
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Marielle
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
BEST Music of all time! We loved Gary and our DJ Duane for our wedding. We had quite the international guest list (200 guests, 50% Spanish, Filipino, Brazilian, Indian and mixed!). We're in our 30s and the music selection and mixed that night was perfect! Duane had everyone on the dance floor throughout the night. When we met with Gary and Duane we knew they were a great fit for us and our day. We can't thank them enough for the great professional background and wonderful night!
BEST Music of all time! We loved Gary and our DJ Duane for our wedding. We had quite the international guest list (200 Read more...
BEST Music of all time! We loved Gary and our DJ Duane for our wedding. We had quite the international guest list (200 guests, 50% Spanish, Filipino, Brazilian, Indian and mixed!). We're in our 30s and the music selection and mixed that night was perfect! Duane had everyone on the dance floor throughout the night. When we met with Gary and Duane we knew they were a great fit for us and our day. We can't thank them enough for the great professional background and wonderful night! Read less
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apanter
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
74 Events provided amazing service. Gary Hoffman helped us plan our event and was a professional from start to finish, meeting with us several times and checking in when necessary to keep us on track. When, due to personal reasons, we were forced to change our wedding date, Gary simply rolled over our deposit and made sure we were still covered. Our DJ, Constantine, was amazing. He immediately got what we wanted from the song list and was able to add things that fit the mood. His timing was impeccable and he was able to make announcements and work the ceremony in an organic, seamless manner. I highly recommend working with this vendor.
74 Events provided amazing service. Gary Hoffman helped us plan our event and was a professional from start to finish, Read more...
74 Events provided amazing service. Gary Hoffman helped us plan our event and was a professional from start to finish, meeting with us several times and checking in when necessary to keep us on track. When, due to personal reasons, we were forced to change our wedding date, Gary simply rolled over our deposit and made sure we were still covered. Our DJ, Constantine, was amazing. He immediately got what we wanted from the song list and was able to add things that fit the mood. His timing was impeccable and he was able to make announcements and work the ceremony in an organic, seamless manner. I highly recommend working with this vendor. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Perfect and more perfect is all I can say about Gary and his team! Gary is professional and very meticulus! We had 3 meetings and we were very confident that our wedding would be perfect because of the detail of his services. He played music for every single guest. Our dance floor was NEVER empty which was what we wanted. We had the party of our lives and so did our guests! He can read the crowd and change it up when necessary. He can also keep them up once they are there. His pricing is unbeatable for the service you are getting! We used him for ceremony and cocktail hour as well! We could not have been happier with our choice!!!
Perfect and more perfect is all I can say about Gary and his team! Gary is professional and very meticulus! We had 3 Read more...
Perfect and more perfect is all I can say about Gary and his team! Gary is professional and very meticulus! We had 3 meetings and we were very confident that our wedding would be perfect because of the detail of his services. He played music for every single guest. Our dance floor was NEVER empty which was what we wanted. We had the party of our lives and so did our guests! He can read the crowd and change it up when necessary. He can also keep them up once they are there. His pricing is unbeatable for the service you are getting! We used him for ceremony and cocktail hour as well! We could not have been happier with our choice!!! Read less
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Jeffrey
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
My wife and I both agree, GARY WAS AWESOME!!! You know have a great DJ when your guests walk away saying things like "The music was perfect!" My wife and I were so lucky to have Gary as our DJ.



Our wedding was on March 10th, 2012 at the Liberty House in Jersey City, NJ. Before meeting Gary, we spoke to so many other DJs. The other DJs were nice, but Gary actually made us feel comfortable and feel like a friend. Never did we feel rushed when meeting with him and he was professional from the beginning.



Gary helped us with all of our questions, answered our emails and phone calls promptly. On our wedding day, I was super impressed. When I arrived, he was already set up and ready. He was always two steps ahead and was right on que when it was time for announcements, first dances, cake cutting and more. He never made terrible announcements, nor did he try to say terrible jokes. He was a true professional, sticking to what we wanted and keeping the music and the mood of the room remain estatic, joyful and fun for everyone.



So for the bottom line:

Ladies: If you want a DJ that understands music, how to tell when a crowd likes or dislikes a type of particular music, knows how to make announcements in a professional manner, and have your guests talking about how awesome the music was, then Gary is your choice.



Guys: If you want your wife to be happy on the honeymoon and happy on your special day. Support your wife and go with her to interview Gary and then hire him. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.



(One note, book him early, because he is in high demand.)



From a very happy and satisfied couple,

Mr. and Mrs. H.
My wife and I both agree, GARY WAS AWESOME!!! You know have a great DJ when your guests walk away saying things like "The Read more...
My wife and I both agree, GARY WAS AWESOME!!! You know have a great DJ when your guests walk away saying things like "The music was perfect!" My wife and I were so lucky to have Gary as our DJ.



Our wedding was on March 10th, 2012 at the Liberty House in Jersey City, NJ. Before meeting Gary, we spoke to so many other DJs. The other DJs were nice, but Gary actually made us feel comfortable and feel like a friend. Never did we feel rushed when meeting with him and he was professional from the beginning.



Gary helped us with all of our questions, answered our emails and phone calls promptly. On our wedding day, I was super impressed. When I arrived, he was already set up and ready. He was always two steps ahead and was right on que when it was time for announcements, first dances, cake cutting and more. He never made terrible announcements, nor did he try to say terrible jokes. He was a true professional, sticking to what we wanted and keeping the music and the mood of the room remain estatic, joyful and fun for everyone.



So for the bottom line:

Ladies: If you want a DJ that understands music, how to tell when a crowd likes or dislikes a type of particular music, knows how to make announcements in a professional manner, and have your guests talking about how awesome the music was, then Gary is your choice.



Guys: If you want your wife to be happy on the honeymoon and happy on your special day. Support your wife and go with her to interview Gary and then hire him. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.



(One note, book him early, because he is in high demand.)



From a very happy and satisfied couple,

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Hands down the best DJ I could ever imagine. He had everyone dancing the whole night and solved all of our scheduling questions before the big day. Incredible.
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Hands down the best DJ I could ever imagine. He had everyone dancing the whole night and solved all of our scheduling questions before the big day. Incredible. Read less
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Randi
Wedding:
11/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Gary was fantastic! My husband and I are music snobs and wanted to work with a DJ who could integrate music we liked into the rotation. He did not disappoint! He reads the guests' vibe and works well spontaneously as well. We had a very small wedding of 75 people, but our dance floor was always packed. You cannot go wrong with Gary! I highly recommend him!
Gary was fantastic! My husband and I are music snobs and wanted to work with a DJ who could integrate music we liked into Read more...
Gary was fantastic! My husband and I are music snobs and wanted to work with a DJ who could integrate music we liked into the rotation. He did not disappoint! He reads the guests' vibe and works well spontaneously as well. We had a very small wedding of 75 people, but our dance floor was always packed. You cannot go wrong with Gary! I highly recommend him! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I wish I could give more stars! He was AMAZING!! If you have the opportunity to book him just do it don't hesitate. The dance floor was packed and all of my guests had a great time! Are you still reading this? Book him already!
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I wish I could give more stars! He was AMAZING!! If you have the opportunity to book him just do it don't hesitate. The dance floor was packed and all of my guests had a great time! Are you still reading this? Book him already! Read less
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matandsonali
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
As anyone planning a wedding has experienced - or will experience soon enough - it is no small feat. This is what makes Gary and 74 Events so great: by far the most professional, level-headed, understanding and explanatory of all our various wedding vendors. Gary, and our DJ, Lindsey, made the entire process so simple and enjoyable. And did I mention the music itself?! Our special night would not have been the same if it weren't for Lindsey spinning just the right tune at just the right time, striking the right balance between songs that are special to us and those that get the party going. Many guests said our wedding was the best they have been to, which would not have been possible without Lindsey and Gary. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
As anyone planning a wedding has experienced - or will experience soon enough - it is no small feat. This is what makes Read more...
As anyone planning a wedding has experienced - or will experience soon enough - it is no small feat. This is what makes Gary and 74 Events so great: by far the most professional, level-headed, understanding and explanatory of all our various wedding vendors. Gary, and our DJ, Lindsey, made the entire process so simple and enjoyable. And did I mention the music itself?! Our special night would not have been the same if it weren't for Lindsey spinning just the right tune at just the right time, striking the right balance between songs that are special to us and those that get the party going. Many guests said our wedding was the best they have been to, which would not have been possible without Lindsey and Gary. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Read less
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lauinluv
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Rob Kelley was our DJ and he was awesome! The whole night was a big party thanks to all the fun music he played. The owner Gary was wonderful. Very professional and helpful in planning how the night would go. If you want an experienced DJ that knows what he's doing Gary and Rob are your men! We had full confidence in them from the start and we were not disappointed. Much love.
Rob Kelley was our DJ and he was awesome! The whole night was a big party thanks to all the fun music he played. The owner Read more...
Rob Kelley was our DJ and he was awesome! The whole night was a big party thanks to all the fun music he played. The owner Gary was wonderful. Very professional and helpful in planning how the night would go. If you want an experienced DJ that knows what he's doing Gary and Rob are your men! We had full confidence in them from the start and we were not disappointed. Much love. Read less
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kme
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
If anyone gets to the point of corresponding with DJ Gaza to DJ their wedding, I am sure they as impressed as we were with Gary's organizational skills and responsiveness. Our subsequent meeting with him sealed the deal based on how he conducted the meeting alone - he clearly knew his stuff and was so thorough that we didn't have any questions (and I always have questions).

We recently had the great pleasure of having Rob Kelley DJ our September 17, 2011 wedding (DJ Gaza was already booked) here in NYC and he was just so so good. Our priorities for our wedding were good food, plentiful drinks and fantastic music. Rob did the ceremony and reception music and all the announcements and really delivered. We did our dances with our parents first then, immediately after those, Rob opened the dance floor and literally from that first dance song to the very last dance the dance floor was full - with young and old guests. We were amazed. In the days that followed the wedding, more than any other aspect, our guests complimented the DJ for playing the best music ever at a wedding. In addition to our local guests, we had a lot of guests from Ireland and Rob kept both on the dancefloor even for the traditional irish songs. Rob transitioned into all different genres so smoothly and fielded tons of song requests with an eye to what was going on on the dance floor and past discussions we had had about what we did and didn't want played.

We couldn't say enough good things about Rob - he is a giant of a DJ (both in literal height and ability!), is very professional and has such a nice disposition - you should book him fast and never look back!
If anyone gets to the point of corresponding with DJ Gaza to DJ their wedding, I am sure they as impressed as we were with Read more...
If anyone gets to the point of corresponding with DJ Gaza to DJ their wedding, I am sure they as impressed as we were with Gary's organizational skills and responsiveness. Our subsequent meeting with him sealed the deal based on how he conducted the meeting alone - he clearly knew his stuff and was so thorough that we didn't have any questions (and I always have questions).

We recently had the great pleasure of having Rob Kelley DJ our September 17, 2011 wedding (DJ Gaza was already booked) here in NYC and he was just so so good. Our priorities for our wedding were good food, plentiful drinks and fantastic music. Rob did the ceremony and reception music and all the announcements and really delivered. We did our dances with our parents first then, immediately after those, Rob opened the dance floor and literally from that first dance song to the very last dance the dance floor was full - with young and old guests. We were amazed. In the days that followed the wedding, more than any other aspect, our guests complimented the DJ for playing the best music ever at a wedding. In addition to our local guests, we had a lot of guests from Ireland and Rob kept both on the dancefloor even for the traditional irish songs. Rob transitioned into all different genres so smoothly and fielded tons of song requests with an eye to what was going on on the dance floor and past discussions we had had about what we did and didn't want played.

We couldn't say enough good things about Rob - he is a giant of a DJ (both in literal height and ability!), is very professional and has such a nice disposition - you should book him fast and never look back! Read less
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KateinNYC
Wedding:
9/16/2011
5.0/5.0
We contacted DJ Gaza (Gary) about DJing our wedding after reading lots of positive reviews online. While Gary himself was not available on our date, he recommended DJ PQ (Phil) for us and provided some background info and testimonials. We met with both Gary and Phil and were very impressed by their responsiveness, thoroughness, and obvious enthusiasm for their jobs. I am a super-organized person and it was great to have a vendor who was just as OCD as me! It was an easy decision to hire them.

We met with Gary and Phil one more time shortly before the wedding to talk through the timings of the day, discuss our song selections and have them answer any additional questions we had. We left that meeting extremely confident that everything was going to run smoothly on the day – and so it did. Phil was an excellent DJ and MC, arriving and getting set up early, keeping us advised of what was coming up next and most importantly keeping the dancefloor full all night! He was great at incorporating our requests along with his own choices; he made us feel like we were throwing a cool party for our friends, while also being clear, understanding, and accessible to the older folks. We got lots of compliments on the music from our guests and some even asked for his contact details for future events. Highly recommended!
We contacted DJ Gaza (Gary) about DJing our wedding after reading lots of positive reviews online. While Gary himself was Read more...
We contacted DJ Gaza (Gary) about DJing our wedding after reading lots of positive reviews online. While Gary himself was not available on our date, he recommended DJ PQ (Phil) for us and provided some background info and testimonials. We met with both Gary and Phil and were very impressed by their responsiveness, thoroughness, and obvious enthusiasm for their jobs. I am a super-organized person and it was great to have a vendor who was just as OCD as me! It was an easy decision to hire them.

We met with Gary and Phil one more time shortly before the wedding to talk through the timings of the day, discuss our song selections and have them answer any additional questions we had. We left that meeting extremely confident that everything was going to run smoothly on the day – and so it did. Phil was an excellent DJ and MC, arriving and getting set up early, keeping us advised of what was coming up next and most importantly keeping the dancefloor full all night! He was great at incorporating our requests along with his own choices; he made us feel like we were throwing a cool party for our friends, while also being clear, understanding, and accessible to the older folks. We got lots of compliments on the music from our guests and some even asked for his contact details for future events. Highly recommended! Read less
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JeniAngel1
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Gary was awesome! A very laid-back personality and was great at keeping the evening flowing right along. He was awesome at playing music we both enjoyed and the dance floor was full all night long! Most importantly his calm demeanor was very relaxing and he played an awesome set. Definitely BOOK GARY!
Gary was awesome! A very laid-back personality and was great at keeping the evening flowing right along. He was awesome at Read more...
Gary was awesome! A very laid-back personality and was great at keeping the evening flowing right along. He was awesome at playing music we both enjoyed and the dance floor was full all night long! Most importantly his calm demeanor was very relaxing and he played an awesome set. Definitely BOOK GARY! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Gary was not only an amazing DJ, but he also acted as a great aid throughout the night of our wedding. Gary single-handedly did the music for our outdoor ceremony, indoor cocktail hour, and indoor reception. He seamlessly transitioned from place to place as if he had a team of engineers and DJs helping him, but somehow he did it all on his own.
Beyond just handling the music, Gary made sure to keep our wedding on track. He would check in with me and my husband at key moments (before the ceremony, before speeches, before the bouquet toss) and give us a rundown of how that next event would transition into the next event. He made everything about our wedding day easier.
On top of being a great help, Gary played the best selection of music. He got everyone on the dance floor, and kept them out there. Even though our venue was extremely hot and stuffy by the end of the night no one wanted to take a break from the amazing music and dancing.
Gary did all of this while also being the nicest and calmest person at the whole wedding. He was a pleasure to work with.
Gary was not only an amazing DJ, but he also acted as a great aid throughout the night of our wedding. Gary Read more...
Gary was not only an amazing DJ, but he also acted as a great aid throughout the night of our wedding. Gary single-handedly did the music for our outdoor ceremony, indoor cocktail hour, and indoor reception. He seamlessly transitioned from place to place as if he had a team of engineers and DJs helping him, but somehow he did it all on his own.
Beyond just handling the music, Gary made sure to keep our wedding on track. He would check in with me and my husband at key moments (before the ceremony, before speeches, before the bouquet toss) and give us a rundown of how that next event would transition into the next event. He made everything about our wedding day easier.
On top of being a great help, Gary played the best selection of music. He got everyone on the dance floor, and kept them out there. Even though our venue was extremely hot and stuffy by the end of the night no one wanted to take a break from the amazing music and dancing.
Gary did all of this while also being the nicest and calmest person at the whole wedding. He was a pleasure to work with. Read less
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Marci53
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Talk about bringing the party! Gary was booked for my day, but recommended the equally wonderful and amazing DJ PQ.
We wanted a full on dance party at our wedding and PQ definitely delivered. He played a great range that made everyone come to the dance floor.

Gary organized the logistics along the way and I always felt he was extremely thorough and thoughtful.

From the ceremony to cocktail hour to reception, I felt everything was properly handled. We had such a wonderful time and the music was a large part in that.

We were very specific with our requests and they were able to handle that which is important.
Talk about bringing the party! Gary was booked for my day, but recommended the equally wonderful and amazing DJ PQ.
We Read more...
Talk about bringing the party! Gary was booked for my day, but recommended the equally wonderful and amazing DJ PQ.
We wanted a full on dance party at our wedding and PQ definitely delivered. He played a great range that made everyone come to the dance floor.

Gary organized the logistics along the way and I always felt he was extremely thorough and thoughtful.

From the ceremony to cocktail hour to reception, I felt everything was properly handled. We had such a wonderful time and the music was a large part in that.

We were very specific with our requests and they were able to handle that which is important. Read less
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Niko
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
I wasn't sure what to expect when meeting with a DJ, but Gary and Duane were better than we could ever ask for! From the very first meeting we knew that Gary had an absolute passion for his business and that he clearly only works with the like minded. Every meeting and correspondence with Gary left us feeling so comfortable and ready to get the party started! His professionalism was above and beyond! The actual DJ for our wedding was Duane Harriot. Our goal for our reception was for people to eat and then dance the night away. The best way to paint the picture of how amazing he was is this: my husband's 88 year old grandfather barely left the dance floor! Not only that, but people couldn't just limit themselves to dancing on the actual dance floor...no...they danced all over the venue. It was great! Duane also made announcement (cake cutting, etc) and he was far from the typical annoying DJ announcer. He was utterly professional while still having a good time himself. He was awesome! If NYC wasn't so noisy I would shout their praises from the rooftops!!! ...
I wasn't sure what to expect when meeting with a DJ, but Gary and Duane were better than we could ever ask for! From the Read more...
I wasn't sure what to expect when meeting with a DJ, but Gary and Duane were better than we could ever ask for! From the very first meeting we knew that Gary had an absolute passion for his business and that he clearly only works with the like minded. Every meeting and correspondence with Gary left us feeling so comfortable and ready to get the party started! His professionalism was above and beyond! The actual DJ for our wedding was Duane Harriot. Our goal for our reception was for people to eat and then dance the night away. The best way to paint the picture of how amazing he was is this: my husband's 88 year old grandfather barely left the dance floor! Not only that, but people couldn't just limit themselves to dancing on the actual dance floor...no...they danced all over the venue. It was great! Duane also made announcement (cake cutting, etc) and he was far from the typical annoying DJ announcer. He was utterly professional while still having a good time himself. He was awesome! If NYC wasn't so noisy I would shout their praises from the rooftops!!! ... Read less
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BetsyBondo
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
DJ GAZA & JAMES! The BEST ever! Your dj search stops here! DJ Gaza (Gary) and James are amazing! James performed at my wedding on July 9, 2011 in Brooklyn. He did such a great job. Everyone was dancing all night and kept commenting on how fun the music was. My husband is from Argentina, so he had to incorporate a lot of Argentinean music with everything else, and he did such a fantastic job! The transition from ceremony to dinner to dancing was perfect. All the argentineans were very energetic and James kept them moving and throwing up people in the air all night long. Even James himself was lifted at the end of the night for such a great performance! Gary is awesome too. Great communication and so organized. They both me made feel very comfortable and I was completely stress-free about the music, just like they had promised. I highly recommend them for your wedding or event
DJ GAZA & JAMES! The BEST ever! Your dj search stops here! DJ Gaza (Gary) and James are amazing! James performed at my Read more...
DJ GAZA & JAMES! The BEST ever! Your dj search stops here! DJ Gaza (Gary) and James are amazing! James performed at my wedding on July 9, 2011 in Brooklyn. He did such a great job. Everyone was dancing all night and kept commenting on how fun the music was. My husband is from Argentina, so he had to incorporate a lot of Argentinean music with everything else, and he did such a fantastic job! The transition from ceremony to dinner to dancing was perfect. All the argentineans were very energetic and James kept them moving and throwing up people in the air all night long. Even James himself was lifted at the end of the night for such a great performance! Gary is awesome too. Great communication and so organized. They both me made feel very comfortable and I was completely stress-free about the music, just like they had promised. I highly recommend them for your wedding or event Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I love Gary (DJ Gaza)! He was the best wedding dj we could have ever hoped for. He had our guests dancing all night, including before dinner was served. My guests are still raving about how great the music was all night. He is a real dj. He isn't one of those cheesy wedding djs that doesn't know how to mix and transition music. He is very talented and all of his announcements were tasteful and appropriate. My wedding was exactly what I wanted it to be--a big dance party. Everyone had a great time and I can't thank him enough for his contributions to my special day. On top of his dj talents, he was extremely professional and reliable. I never had any doubt that he would do exactly as he said he would. He was totally on top of every detail and gave us "to-do" lists, etc. I highly recommend DJ Gaza for dj services!
I love Gary (DJ Gaza)! He was the best wedding dj we could have ever hoped for. He had our guests dancing all night, Read more...
I love Gary (DJ Gaza)! He was the best wedding dj we could have ever hoped for. He had our guests dancing all night, including before dinner was served. My guests are still raving about how great the music was all night. He is a real dj. He isn't one of those cheesy wedding djs that doesn't know how to mix and transition music. He is very talented and all of his announcements were tasteful and appropriate. My wedding was exactly what I wanted it to be--a big dance party. Everyone had a great time and I can't thank him enough for his contributions to my special day. On top of his dj talents, he was extremely professional and reliable. I never had any doubt that he would do exactly as he said he would. He was totally on top of every detail and gave us "to-do" lists, etc. I highly recommend DJ Gaza for dj services! Read less
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D
Wedding:
5/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Mandy kept the party going all night! I highly suggest hiring DJ Gaza and Mandy Graves specifically! She seemed to know the whole night how to keep the party going and even got my grandma on the floor getting wild! Dance Party USA!
Mandy kept the party going all night! I highly suggest hiring DJ Gaza and Mandy Graves specifically! She seemed to know Read more...
Mandy kept the party going all night! I highly suggest hiring DJ Gaza and Mandy Graves specifically! She seemed to know the whole night how to keep the party going and even got my grandma on the floor getting wild! Dance Party USA! Read less
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melissas
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
DJ Gaza is awesome. The dance floor at our wedding was packed all night long. Everyone danced their butts off...young people, old people and everyone in between! Our guests were raving about the music and having an absolute blast (and we were too!). It was really incredible and exactly what we wanted!!
DJ Gaza is definitely the right DJ for your big event!
DJ Gaza is awesome. The dance floor at our wedding was packed all night long. Everyone danced their butts off...young Read more...
DJ Gaza is awesome. The dance floor at our wedding was packed all night long. Everyone danced their butts off...young people, old people and everyone in between! Our guests were raving about the music and having an absolute blast (and we were too!). It was really incredible and exactly what we wanted!!
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Lema
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
We got married on March 26, 2011 in Manhattan, and Rob (who works with Gary Hoffmann aka DJ Gaza) was our DJ.
He and Gary were great to work with, and we got many compliments on the DJ from guests.
They are very professional, and have a lot of experience with weddings.
Rob got the guests dancing while keeping the whole thing classy (no obnoxious DJ talk or anything).

They are actually more than just DJ's because they help you with planning/running the day too.
Gary and Rob met with us and helped us figure out the order of events of the evening, like when the couple gets announced, when the appetizers get served, when the first dance and speeches happen, etc, along with specific songs/music that will fit each event, which was a huge weight off our shoulders.
It was also great that they are very organized and on top of paperwork - I before I even knew it, they took care of insurance papers, figuring where/how to set up their DJ equipment, etc. It was a big difference from a friend's wedding where the DJ was disorganized and the wedding party had to stress about getting him set up on the day-of.

FYI our musical preference for the dancing/partying portion of the evening was top40 pop/hip-hop/generally danceable music. At first we were concerned because the music samples they gave us (before we signed with them) weren't what we were looking for, but they asked us to list our favorite song/artists, and Rob got it just right at the wedding. We had such a great time, and we're so glad we went with DJ Gaza!
We got married on March 26, 2011 in Manhattan, and Rob (who works with Gary Hoffmann aka DJ Gaza) was our DJ.
He and Read more...
We got married on March 26, 2011 in Manhattan, and Rob (who works with Gary Hoffmann aka DJ Gaza) was our DJ.
He and Gary were great to work with, and we got many compliments on the DJ from guests.
They are very professional, and have a lot of experience with weddings.
Rob got the guests dancing while keeping the whole thing classy (no obnoxious DJ talk or anything).

They are actually more than just DJ's because they help you with planning/running the day too.
Gary and Rob met with us and helped us figure out the order of events of the evening, like when the couple gets announced, when the appetizers get served, when the first dance and speeches happen, etc, along with specific songs/music that will fit each event, which was a huge weight off our shoulders.
It was also great that they are very organized and on top of paperwork - I before I even knew it, they took care of insurance papers, figuring where/how to set up their DJ equipment, etc. It was a big difference from a friend's wedding where the DJ was disorganized and the wedding party had to stress about getting him set up on the day-of.

FYI our musical preference for the dancing/partying portion of the evening was top40 pop/hip-hop/generally danceable music. At first we were concerned because the music samples they gave us (before we signed with them) weren't what we were looking for, but they asked us to list our favorite song/artists, and Rob got it just right at the wedding. We had such a great time, and we're so glad we went with DJ Gaza! Read less
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joanne.sur.young
Wedding:
2/5/2011
5.0/5.0
My wedding was this past weekend and I couldn't have asked for a better DJ. Gary was super organized and responded to our questions quickly and in an efficient manner. Everyone at the wedding had such a great time because the music was great and he did such a great job feeling the crowd and playing/changing the music accordingly.
My wedding was this past weekend and I couldn't have asked for a better DJ. Gary was super organized and responded to our Read more...
My wedding was this past weekend and I couldn't have asked for a better DJ. Gary was super organized and responded to our questions quickly and in an efficient manner. Everyone at the wedding had such a great time because the music was great and he did such a great job feeling the crowd and playing/changing the music accordingly. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My wedding was on October 8th 2010. They don't even need my review. They were awesome.
My wedding was on October 8th 2010. They don't even need my review. They were awesome.
My wedding was on October 8th 2010. They don't even need my review. They were awesome. Read less
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Joanna
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Gary was UNBELIEVABLE. the most organized, professional DJ ever. this is clearly his passion and he is 100% dedicated to every client. he totally "feels the vibe" of the guests, and I nick-named him the "musical scientist genius". Our guests were dancing ALL night long, and even the bartender said to one of our guests, "You are so lucky, we wish WE were dancing!" Don't think another second, book Gary right now!
Gary was UNBELIEVABLE. the most organized, professional DJ ever. this is clearly his passion and he is 100% dedicated to Read more...
Gary was UNBELIEVABLE. the most organized, professional DJ ever. this is clearly his passion and he is 100% dedicated to every client. he totally "feels the vibe" of the guests, and I nick-named him the "musical scientist genius". Our guests were dancing ALL night long, and even the bartender said to one of our guests, "You are so lucky, we wish WE were dancing!" Don't think another second, book Gary right now! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We worked with DJ Gaza (Gary Hoffman) and DJ Mandy. We absolutely loved Mandy!!! She really knew how to keep the crowd on the dance floor, which was impressive since our guests ranged from 25 to 80 years old! In fact, the reception was going so well that my husband and I asked if we could extend the party! Mandy was very agreeable to it and continued to keep everyone dancing until the end of the very last song. She was very responsive to all correspondence and arrived at the venue well before the ceremony in order to ensure everything was set up properly. Gary and Mandy actually visited our venue earlier in the week to make sure she was familiar with the acoustics of the place. Weeks after the wedding, some of our guests were still commenting about how great the music was! We highly recommend hiring Mandy for any event!
We worked with DJ Gaza (Gary Hoffman) and DJ Mandy. We absolutely loved Mandy!!! She really knew how to keep the crowd on Read more...
We worked with DJ Gaza (Gary Hoffman) and DJ Mandy. We absolutely loved Mandy!!! She really knew how to keep the crowd on the dance floor, which was impressive since our guests ranged from 25 to 80 years old! In fact, the reception was going so well that my husband and I asked if we could extend the party! Mandy was very agreeable to it and continued to keep everyone dancing until the end of the very last song. She was very responsive to all correspondence and arrived at the venue well before the ceremony in order to ensure everything was set up properly. Gary and Mandy actually visited our venue earlier in the week to make sure she was familiar with the acoustics of the place. Weeks after the wedding, some of our guests were still commenting about how great the music was! We highly recommend hiring Mandy for any event! Read less
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kk090510
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
One of the best decisions we made was booking Gary. From day one through the wedding, he was extremely professional, knowledgeable, & helpful with not only the music but many other aspects of the wedding. Closer to the event, Gary became my side-wedding coordinator (without asking him). He worked with us to perfect the flow of the wedding and when it came to the actual event, he was far and beyond the best DJ I've ever experienced at a wedding - no cheese-factor whatsoever & the music kept all the guests on the dance floor the entire night. Seriously, contact him! You won't regret it. Promise.
One of the best decisions we made was booking Gary. From day one through the wedding, he was extremely professional, Read more...
One of the best decisions we made was booking Gary. From day one through the wedding, he was extremely professional, knowledgeable, & helpful with not only the music but many other aspects of the wedding. Closer to the event, Gary became my side-wedding coordinator (without asking him). He worked with us to perfect the flow of the wedding and when it came to the actual event, he was far and beyond the best DJ I've ever experienced at a wedding - no cheese-factor whatsoever & the music kept all the guests on the dance floor the entire night. Seriously, contact him! You won't regret it. Promise. Read less
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rsmith5287
Wedding:
6/27/2010
5.0/5.0
DJ Gaza is INCREDIBLE! He absolutely made our party what it was! What an incredible DJ, reliable, professional person, and down-to-earth guy. A million rave reviews wouldn't be enough!
DJ Gaza is INCREDIBLE! He absolutely made our party what it was! What an incredible DJ, reliable, professional person, and Read more...
DJ Gaza is INCREDIBLE! He absolutely made our party what it was! What an incredible DJ, reliable, professional person, and down-to-earth guy. A million rave reviews wouldn't be enough! Read less
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dpanno
Wedding:
6/13/2010
5.0/5.0
Gary is amazing. He got everyone dancing on a Sunday night! Let him do his thing and listen to all of his suggestions. My husband and I had pretty crazy requests (he walked in to Superman), and Gary was excited to do them all! He's talented, kind, affordable and a pleasure to work with!
Gary is amazing. He got everyone dancing on a Sunday night! Let him do his thing and listen to all of his suggestions. My Read more...
Gary is amazing. He got everyone dancing on a Sunday night! Let him do his thing and listen to all of his suggestions. My husband and I had pretty crazy requests (he walked in to Superman), and Gary was excited to do them all! He's talented, kind, affordable and a pleasure to work with! Read less
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UES Bride
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
The most prepared and professional vendor we hired, who happens to be one of the best DJ's I've ever heard! If you get a chance to hire DJ Gaza (Gary) for your wedding, don't hesitate!! He was such a pleasure to work with and kept us dancing all night long.
The most prepared and professional vendor we hired, who happens to be one of the best DJ's I've ever heard! If you get a Read more...
The most prepared and professional vendor we hired, who happens to be one of the best DJ's I've ever heard! If you get a chance to hire DJ Gaza (Gary) for your wedding, don't hesitate!! He was such a pleasure to work with and kept us dancing all night long. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/6/2010
5.0/5.0
DJ Gaza and DJ Rob were amazing. I was so impressed that DJ Gaza was willing to work with us despite our lack of planning and last minute booking. We were procrastinating and didn't book up until 6 or 7 weeks before the wedding. He was very patient with us and helped us think about different aspects of the reception that we hadn't thought of yet. I have to give him 6 stars for organization because he always returned my email promptly so I could always count of DJ Gaza.

DJ Rob made sure everything went smoothly and he was an awesome MC as well. Finally came time for dancing and we were all on our feet dancing until the last moment of the reception. I would highly highly recommend DJ Gaza and DJ Rob.
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DJ Gaza and DJ Rob were amazing. I was so impressed that DJ Gaza was willing to work with us despite our lack of planning and last minute booking. We were procrastinating and didn't book up until 6 or 7 weeks before the wedding. He was very patient with us and helped us think about different aspects of the reception that we hadn't thought of yet. I have to give him 6 stars for organization because he always returned my email promptly so I could always count of DJ Gaza.

DJ Rob made sure everything went smoothly and he was an awesome MC as well. Finally came time for dancing and we were all on our feet dancing until the last moment of the reception. I would highly highly recommend DJ Gaza and DJ Rob. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
6/6/2010
5.0/5.0
I found DJ Gaza through my original planner, and I was so happy from the first meeting. I had met with a bunch of other DJ companies, but they all were a little over-the-top for me. I really wanted to find a laid-back DJ who would play some great music without making a spectacle of himself.
Gary was exactly the guy I was looking for. He was sweet and relaxed, and knew precisely what I wanted. He was totally amenable to whatever we wanted to do, and told us he didn’t charge extra for the ceremony or the cocktail hour. It was really great to have a vendor in whom I had total confidence from the very beginning. We were making song changes up until the very last minute, and he was so nice and accommodating, even sending over ideas when I couldn’t think of any.
The day of, he was exactly what I expected. He ran the reception so smoothly, played great music, and was just a great presence to have in the room. People danced all night, and not because he was constantly calling them up to dance…just because there was good music and a fun atmosphere. We’re so happy we went with him.
I found DJ Gaza through my original planner, and I was so happy from the first meeting. I had met with a bunch of other DJ Read more...
I found DJ Gaza through my original planner, and I was so happy from the first meeting. I had met with a bunch of other DJ companies, but they all were a little over-the-top for me. I really wanted to find a laid-back DJ who would play some great music without making a spectacle of himself.
Gary was exactly the guy I was looking for. He was sweet and relaxed, and knew precisely what I wanted. He was totally amenable to whatever we wanted to do, and told us he didn’t charge extra for the ceremony or the cocktail hour. It was really great to have a vendor in whom I had total confidence from the very beginning. We were making song changes up until the very last minute, and he was so nice and accommodating, even sending over ideas when I couldn’t think of any.
The day of, he was exactly what I expected. He ran the reception so smoothly, played great music, and was just a great presence to have in the room. People danced all night, and not because he was constantly calling them up to dance…just because there was good music and a fun atmosphere. We’re so happy we went with him. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
We wanted to take a moment to express how impressed we were with DJ Gaza (Gary) and DJ Mandy Graves at our wedding last night! The introduction, toasts, and flow of the evening went smoothly and appeared effortless. She got the party started with an early dance set before dinner and it continued all night long with a full dance floor for the last song! She was able to read the crowd and adjust when the list we had provided wasn't what the crowd wanted. She figured out the crowd and had everyone, young and old, up and dancing.

From the moment we met Gary and Mandy, we knew we had made the right decision. They were so organized and professional. They listened to us and heard what we wanted and understood our vision quickly and accurately. I appreciated that Gary had deadlines for us to provide a request list and a timetable for the flow of the reception, because it made us think about these things ahead of time rather than at the last minute. Everyone at our wedding had a wonderful time, including us! People danced, ties and coats came off, and guests worked up a sweat. Exactly what we envisioned.

Like many couples, we have very busy lives, and we were hesitant to even begin the process of planning a wedding. However, what we found that the key was to find talented, enthusiastic professionals who want to help you achieve your vision. Gary and Mandy are the ultimate examples of that! Thank you again for being part of our special day. As one guest said, "it was the party of a lifetime."
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We wanted to take a moment to express how impressed we were with DJ Gaza (Gary) and DJ Mandy Graves at our wedding last night! The introduction, toasts, and flow of the evening went smoothly and appeared effortless. She got the party started with an early dance set before dinner and it continued all night long with a full dance floor for the last song! She was able to read the crowd and adjust when the list we had provided wasn't what the crowd wanted. She figured out the crowd and had everyone, young and old, up and dancing.

From the moment we met Gary and Mandy, we knew we had made the right decision. They were so organized and professional. They listened to us and heard what we wanted and understood our vision quickly and accurately. I appreciated that Gary had deadlines for us to provide a request list and a timetable for the flow of the reception, because it made us think about these things ahead of time rather than at the last minute. Everyone at our wedding had a wonderful time, including us! People danced, ties and coats came off, and guests worked up a sweat. Exactly what we envisioned.

Like many couples, we have very busy lives, and we were hesitant to even begin the process of planning a wedding. However, what we found that the key was to find talented, enthusiastic professionals who want to help you achieve your vision. Gary and Mandy are the ultimate examples of that! Thank you again for being part of our special day. As one guest said, "it was the party of a lifetime." Read less
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LanaJade
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
This review for DJ Gaza will be short because just googling him or finding his reviews on Weddingbee, Wedding Wire, etc. shows how much his couples love him. So I think the other reviews says everything about him--awesome, professional, talented. We couldn't agree more! He puts in a lot of hard work and it definitely shows during the wedding. We had a special request for him to play some Chinese music during the dinner portion of our ceremony. I burnt a bunch of songs on a CD and gave him free reign on which songs to play and when to play them. I think Gary best enjoys working when his couples trust him and gives him the freedom to work his magic. He did a great job working in the Chinese songs, blending them into mood of the night and the other English songs. Some of our relatives commented on how much they liked that part of the night. This just shows that Gary can work with any music and help you make the night enjoyable for all your guests. The music was a success and you can't go wrong with DJ Gaza!
This review for DJ Gaza will be short because just googling him or finding his reviews on Weddingbee, Wedding Wire, etc. Read more...
This review for DJ Gaza will be short because just googling him or finding his reviews on Weddingbee, Wedding Wire, etc. shows how much his couples love him. So I think the other reviews says everything about him--awesome, professional, talented. We couldn't agree more! He puts in a lot of hard work and it definitely shows during the wedding. We had a special request for him to play some Chinese music during the dinner portion of our ceremony. I burnt a bunch of songs on a CD and gave him free reign on which songs to play and when to play them. I think Gary best enjoys working when his couples trust him and gives him the freedom to work his magic. He did a great job working in the Chinese songs, blending them into mood of the night and the other English songs. Some of our relatives commented on how much they liked that part of the night. This just shows that Gary can work with any music and help you make the night enjoyable for all your guests. The music was a success and you can't go wrong with DJ Gaza! Read less
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Allie
Wedding:
5/23/2010
5.0/5.0
DJ Gaza (Gary) is AMAZING! He really was the lifeline of the dance party at our wedding in May 2010 and keep the night going. I can't honestly think of anything that he didn't think of. From the day my husband and I met Gary, he was asking all the questions that we hadn't even thought of and was excited to play all the MANY requests that we had from Indian music to an all-cover cocktail. He was always 100% professional every time we met and we can't thank him enough for making it our dream wedding by having everyone on the dance floor the entire time.

If you are thinking of doing a DJ (or even a band) - seriously get him while you can! He's worth every penny!!
DJ Gaza (Gary) is AMAZING! He really was the lifeline of the dance party at our wedding in May 2010 and keep the night Read more...
DJ Gaza (Gary) is AMAZING! He really was the lifeline of the dance party at our wedding in May 2010 and keep the night going. I can't honestly think of anything that he didn't think of. From the day my husband and I met Gary, he was asking all the questions that we hadn't even thought of and was excited to play all the MANY requests that we had from Indian music to an all-cover cocktail. He was always 100% professional every time we met and we can't thank him enough for making it our dream wedding by having everyone on the dance floor the entire time.

If you are thinking of doing a DJ (or even a band) - seriously get him while you can! He's worth every penny!! Read less
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kristyn
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
mikey palms provided and exceptional night of music that got the crowd dancing more than i've ever seen at a wedding. he went above and beyond the call of duty.
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mikey palms provided and exceptional night of music that got the crowd dancing more than i've ever seen at a wedding. he went above and beyond the call of duty. Read less
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andy
Wedding:
3/1/2010
5.0/5.0
He was able to recommend wireless speakers for our space which worked out really well to carry the sound, and he made everyone was enjoying themselves.I think he is great.
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He was able to recommend wireless speakers for our space which worked out really well to carry the sound, and he made everyone was enjoying themselves.I think he is great. Read less
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claireellen
Wedding:
10/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Really great DJs, we worked with both DJ Gaza and Rob. DJ Gaza won't miss a single detail, he's so thorough. And Rob played to music for our entire wedding and was so chill and nice throughout. He worked really well with the venue and the whole night went down seamlessly and smoothly. You literally could not keep people off the dance floor!
Really great DJs, we worked with both DJ Gaza and Rob. DJ Gaza won't miss a single detail, he's so thorough. And Rob Read more...
Really great DJs, we worked with both DJ Gaza and Rob. DJ Gaza won't miss a single detail, he's so thorough. And Rob played to music for our entire wedding and was so chill and nice throughout. He worked really well with the venue and the whole night went down seamlessly and smoothly. You literally could not keep people off the dance floor! Read less
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deeds102
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
When we were planning, we always tried to interview at least three vendors per job (photographers, florists, etc). Well, when we got to DJs, Gary Hoffman/DJ Gaza was the first one we interviewed. We canceled all the other interviews after meeting him. He put us at ease, explained his process, had great sample set lists (cds for us to take home) and great recommendations.

My husband (!) and I made lists of music we wanted played at the wedding, and they couldn't have been more different. Gary incorporated all of the songs we requested. If he didn't have it, he got it for us.

One week before the wedding, we met and went over the flow of the day with him, our requested songs and special dances. He was prepared with a checklist of items, including things we hadn't even thought of, and extremely professional. I have to say that I was surprised that our DJ was the one going over the flow of the day with us, but it made complete sense the day of.

The day of the wedding, he coordinated with the people at the restaurant regarding the timing of songs and dances. Even the event coordinator at the restaurant greeted us at the door with, "you guys got DJ Gaza, he's so great!" No joke. It was like having a coordinator and dj rolled into one.

Needless to say, everything was great, he played our requested songs, got the flow just right and had everyone dancing the whole night long, with songs we requested and songs that he picked, it was a great mix. Old people and young people were on the dance floor for most of the night. People have told us that our wedding was so fun because the dj was awesome. He was. He would come up to us 5 minutes before anything big and let us know where to be, introduced everyone correctly and was flexible enough to handle a pushy requester.

As for lulls, we did the dance with the father/mother dance, but he suggested we curtail the songs (one was 6 mins long) and we did so it didn't interrupt the flow of the night at all. Those were the only slow songs played because we wanted to be dancing all night long...and we were.
When we were planning, we always tried to interview at least three vendors per job (photographers, florists, etc). Well, Read more...
When we were planning, we always tried to interview at least three vendors per job (photographers, florists, etc). Well, when we got to DJs, Gary Hoffman/DJ Gaza was the first one we interviewed. We canceled all the other interviews after meeting him. He put us at ease, explained his process, had great sample set lists (cds for us to take home) and great recommendations.

My husband (!) and I made lists of music we wanted played at the wedding, and they couldn't have been more different. Gary incorporated all of the songs we requested. If he didn't have it, he got it for us.

One week before the wedding, we met and went over the flow of the day with him, our requested songs and special dances. He was prepared with a checklist of items, including things we hadn't even thought of, and extremely professional. I have to say that I was surprised that our DJ was the one going over the flow of the day with us, but it made complete sense the day of.

The day of the wedding, he coordinated with the people at the restaurant regarding the timing of songs and dances. Even the event coordinator at the restaurant greeted us at the door with, "you guys got DJ Gaza, he's so great!" No joke. It was like having a coordinator and dj rolled into one.

Needless to say, everything was great, he played our requested songs, got the flow just right and had everyone dancing the whole night long, with songs we requested and songs that he picked, it was a great mix. Old people and young people were on the dance floor for most of the night. People have told us that our wedding was so fun because the dj was awesome. He was. He would come up to us 5 minutes before anything big and let us know where to be, introduced everyone correctly and was flexible enough to handle a pushy requester.

As for lulls, we did the dance with the father/mother dance, but he suggested we curtail the songs (one was 6 mins long) and we did so it didn't interrupt the flow of the night at all. Those were the only slow songs played because we wanted to be dancing all night long...and we were. Read less
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BexNYC
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Like the last reviewer, our DJ Dan Selzer was booked through Gary. Gary was the main point of contact, however, and was with us every step of the way.

Gary: Probably our most responsive and thorough vendor. Music was very important to us; we wanted to convey our musical tastes while ensuring that people stayed on the dance floor all night. Gary was extremely organized (asking what to play and when) and made my then-fiance and I (who were rather frazzled a month before the wedding) focus on what we wanted to hear. Submitting our requests helped us form a vision for our wedding day.

Dan: Wonderful. Arrived early, as promised. Unfortunately, my husband and I were off shooting pictures during the cocktail hour, so only caught a few songs; we were told by music-loving friends that the songs played were perfect for the setting, and an obvious reflection of my groom and I. He took our song request list and ran with it; choosing songs in the same vein for a cohesive playlist. During the reception, everyone stayed on the dance floor. A great mix of songs, young and old, nothing too generic or "cheesy," much as we requested. He checked in with us during the reception - we opted to skip any ballads or slow dances, to keep up the high energy and keep the dance floor full.

And finally, their fee was 30-40% less than what other DJs we interviewed charged. Those other DJs also put a cap on our number of specific requests. Really, Dan Selzer with DJ Gaza is the vendor we categorize as "best value for the money." Highly, highly, highly recommend!
Like the last reviewer, our DJ Dan Selzer was booked through Gary. Gary was the main point of contact, however, and was Read more...
Like the last reviewer, our DJ Dan Selzer was booked through Gary. Gary was the main point of contact, however, and was with us every step of the way.

Gary: Probably our most responsive and thorough vendor. Music was very important to us; we wanted to convey our musical tastes while ensuring that people stayed on the dance floor all night. Gary was extremely organized (asking what to play and when) and made my then-fiance and I (who were rather frazzled a month before the wedding) focus on what we wanted to hear. Submitting our requests helped us form a vision for our wedding day.

Dan: Wonderful. Arrived early, as promised. Unfortunately, my husband and I were off shooting pictures during the cocktail hour, so only caught a few songs; we were told by music-loving friends that the songs played were perfect for the setting, and an obvious reflection of my groom and I. He took our song request list and ran with it; choosing songs in the same vein for a cohesive playlist. During the reception, everyone stayed on the dance floor. A great mix of songs, young and old, nothing too generic or "cheesy," much as we requested. He checked in with us during the reception - we opted to skip any ballads or slow dances, to keep up the high energy and keep the dance floor full.

And finally, their fee was 30-40% less than what other DJs we interviewed charged. Those other DJs also put a cap on our number of specific requests. Really, Dan Selzer with DJ Gaza is the vendor we categorize as "best value for the money." Highly, highly, highly recommend! Read less
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jxp325
Wedding:
8/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Another winner – Gary is hands down amazing. The situation with the DJ was that we were choosing a DJ over a live band to save some money. My husband is a HUGE (no seriously) HUGE Bruce Springsteen fan and was VERY hesitant to have a DJ over a live band. After much discussion (and research on my part) I convinced him this was a great way to save money and it would also ensure that the Springsteen songs were actually played how and when he wanted them to be played. My husband immediately got a great vibe from Gary (as did I) and we were both reassured by him that it was OUR day and that he would partner with us to create the vibe we wanted for the ceremony music, cocktail hour and dancing part of the big day.

Gary was phenomenal and seriously the most professional of all the vendors we worked with (which one wouldn’t expect from a wedding DJ!!!) From our initial introductory meeting, to the review of our very detailed “must have” play list my husband developed and working so patiently with my husband who really wanted to create a musical “vibe” all his own for our big day, Gary was nothing short of professional, pleasant and again experienced at getting the party started (and maintaining the energy all night long). He was a true pleasure to work with and I would have paid DOUBLE what we paid him to DJ. Please consider him – he creates the vibe you want, pays attention to detail and is 100% reliable (he arrived at the venue two hours before we did to do a sound check!!!)
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Another winner – Gary is hands down amazing. The situation with the DJ was that we were choosing a DJ over a live band to save some money. My husband is a HUGE (no seriously) HUGE Bruce Springsteen fan and was VERY hesitant to have a DJ over a live band. After much discussion (and research on my part) I convinced him this was a great way to save money and it would also ensure that the Springsteen songs were actually played how and when he wanted them to be played. My husband immediately got a great vibe from Gary (as did I) and we were both reassured by him that it was OUR day and that he would partner with us to create the vibe we wanted for the ceremony music, cocktail hour and dancing part of the big day.

Gary was phenomenal and seriously the most professional of all the vendors we worked with (which one wouldn’t expect from a wedding DJ!!!) From our initial introductory meeting, to the review of our very detailed “must have” play list my husband developed and working so patiently with my husband who really wanted to create a musical “vibe” all his own for our big day, Gary was nothing short of professional, pleasant and again experienced at getting the party started (and maintaining the energy all night long). He was a true pleasure to work with and I would have paid DOUBLE what we paid him to DJ. Please consider him – he creates the vibe you want, pays attention to detail and is 100% reliable (he arrived at the venue two hours before we did to do a sound check!!!) Read less
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Ada
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
NOTE: This review is for DJ Dirty Jean, who works with DJ Gaza

We had heard wonderful things about DJ Gaza - about how he was so professional and so good at reading the crowd and keeping people dancing. Dancing is verrry important to me and my husband, so we really needed a good, non-cheesy DJ. Well, he wasn't available for our date, but he did suggest his friend, DJ Dirty Jean, who helps him out when he can't make a date. DJ Dirty Jean is AMAZING in her own right. She is as cool as they come, really. Our friends and family never left the dance floor on our wedding night, and neither did we. She played everything we asked for, didn't play anything on our do not play list, and read the crowd like an open book. She and DJ Gaza were incredibly well-organized and efficient before the wedding, and on the night of, she let it rip, she brought the house down with her skills. Let me say, I'm a huge fangirl now.
NOTE: This review is for DJ Dirty Jean, who works with DJ Gaza

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NOTE: This review is for DJ Dirty Jean, who works with DJ Gaza

We had heard wonderful things about DJ Gaza - about how he was so professional and so good at reading the crowd and keeping people dancing. Dancing is verrry important to me and my husband, so we really needed a good, non-cheesy DJ. Well, he wasn't available for our date, but he did suggest his friend, DJ Dirty Jean, who helps him out when he can't make a date. DJ Dirty Jean is AMAZING in her own right. She is as cool as they come, really. Our friends and family never left the dance floor on our wedding night, and neither did we. She played everything we asked for, didn't play anything on our do not play list, and read the crowd like an open book. She and DJ Gaza were incredibly well-organized and efficient before the wedding, and on the night of, she let it rip, she brought the house down with her skills. Let me say, I'm a huge fangirl now. Read less
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M Zinner
Wedding:
4/18/2009
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Gary (aka dj gaza) 10000000%!!!

LOOK NO FURTHER!!!!
he was incredible!

Outstandingly professional, prepared, organized, NICE, considerate, polite, sweet, knowledgable, not 'your cliché sleazy wedding dj' and all around awesome.

Incredibly reasonably priced and worth every penny.

He really is the king of wedding DJs and could dj ANY type of wedding with style and with class.

Our wedding was this in April 2009 and could not have imagined our wedding without hiring Gary. He made our night over the top special and amazing!

Things went exactly as prepared (he even showed up earlier than neccessary) and he was ALWAYS unbelievably organized, kind, and incredibly respectful of both us and our guests. He was not invasive, intrusive or loud. Just respectful, gracious, well dressed and well mannered and more than any of that, knew how to get the party started and keep it rolling all night long!

He could read the crowd and the mood instinctually and knew how to accommodate the moment perfectly.

He played all the songs we had requested, and at the perfect time. He was elegant and cool and laidback and easy and FUN and just all around SPECTACULAR!

You couldn't be luckier than to have him dj your wedding.
We've even thought about getting married all over just to get to work with him again!!
I would recommend Gary (aka dj gaza) 10000000%!!!

LOOK NO FURTHER!!!!
he was incredible!

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I would recommend Gary (aka dj gaza) 10000000%!!!

LOOK NO FURTHER!!!!
he was incredible!

Outstandingly professional, prepared, organized, NICE, considerate, polite, sweet, knowledgable, not 'your cliché sleazy wedding dj' and all around awesome.

Incredibly reasonably priced and worth every penny.

He really is the king of wedding DJs and could dj ANY type of wedding with style and with class.

Our wedding was this in April 2009 and could not have imagined our wedding without hiring Gary. He made our night over the top special and amazing!

Things went exactly as prepared (he even showed up earlier than neccessary) and he was ALWAYS unbelievably organized, kind, and incredibly respectful of both us and our guests. He was not invasive, intrusive or loud. Just respectful, gracious, well dressed and well mannered and more than any of that, knew how to get the party started and keep it rolling all night long!

He could read the crowd and the mood instinctually and knew how to accommodate the moment perfectly.

He played all the songs we had requested, and at the perfect time. He was elegant and cool and laidback and easy and FUN and just all around SPECTACULAR!

You couldn't be luckier than to have him dj your wedding.
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bebes
Wedding:
1/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Gary was so professional and talented. He really listened to all our ideas, and blended our taste in music into the evening. The guests had a blast, and everyone was up dancing the whole evening. He is very organized and very easy to work with. A great guy!
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Gary was so professional and talented. He really listened to all our ideas, and blended our taste in music into the evening. The guests had a blast, and everyone was up dancing the whole evening. He is very organized and very easy to work with. A great guy! Read less
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smp2008
Wedding:
11/1/2008
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were both very pleased to work with DJ Gaza throughout the whole process of wedding planning and at the wedding itself, and so we highly recommend him.

From the very beginning he was always very professional, organized, punctual, and was also very lighthearted and a lot of fun to work with. It was always very clear that he loves what he does and was always so happy and appreciative to be a part of making our wedding a special day--not just for us but for all of our guests as well. It was refreshing to work with someone who takes such pride in their work, pays attention to detail, and also aims to please.

I would say one of DJ Gaza's greatest strengths is his judgment and flexibility--I think that he would be happy to take direction and play an extensive playlist of your choosing or in the completely opposite direction, he could play a whole wedding from scratch with just a small amount of input. These qualities makes him so easy to work with and an absolute asset. He also has an extensive range and broad appreciation of music. He was never judgmental about the kinds of songs we picked and was also very positive. While he certainly had his own ideas for songs, it was most important to him that we had the type of music we wanted played at our wedding.

He does a great job collaborating with you to determine a music playlist that flows with the timeline of the event, and is also good at reading the crowd and mixing so that the energy of the event is always positive and upbeat--i.e. if people are kind of drifting away from the dance floor, he ramps it up with a fast-paced dance song likely to be popular with the crowd. Our guests totally loved him, and we had a vast array of music preferences and ages, ranging from 13 up to 83.

As far as personal style, he wore a very nice suit and tie the day of our wedding and was always poised and professional. During announcements he was always cool and collected--he never sounded nervous, did not put on a special voice or tone, nor did he play any goofy music. I guess what I'm trying to say is he was never anything like a cheesy radio dj. In line with that, he was sure to practice all of the names and confirmed the pronunciation with us beforehand.

Overall, I would say that DJ Gaza was the best wedding dj we could have had and it was a pleasure to work with him the whole time. I would highly recommend him and think he would be an absolute asset for any and all weddings.
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My husband and I were both very pleased to work with DJ Gaza throughout the whole process of wedding planning and at the wedding itself, and so we highly recommend him.

From the very beginning he was always very professional, organized, punctual, and was also very lighthearted and a lot of fun to work with. It was always very clear that he loves what he does and was always so happy and appreciative to be a part of making our wedding a special day--not just for us but for all of our guests as well. It was refreshing to work with someone who takes such pride in their work, pays attention to detail, and also aims to please.

I would say one of DJ Gaza's greatest strengths is his judgment and flexibility--I think that he would be happy to take direction and play an extensive playlist of your choosing or in the completely opposite direction, he could play a whole wedding from scratch with just a small amount of input. These qualities makes him so easy to work with and an absolute asset. He also has an extensive range and broad appreciation of music. He was never judgmental about the kinds of songs we picked and was also very positive. While he certainly had his own ideas for songs, it was most important to him that we had the type of music we wanted played at our wedding.

He does a great job collaborating with you to determine a music playlist that flows with the timeline of the event, and is also good at reading the crowd and mixing so that the energy of the event is always positive and upbeat--i.e. if people are kind of drifting away from the dance floor, he ramps it up with a fast-paced dance song likely to be popular with the crowd. Our guests totally loved him, and we had a vast array of music preferences and ages, ranging from 13 up to 83.

As far as personal style, he wore a very nice suit and tie the day of our wedding and was always poised and professional. During announcements he was always cool and collected--he never sounded nervous, did not put on a special voice or tone, nor did he play any goofy music. I guess what I'm trying to say is he was never anything like a cheesy radio dj. In line with that, he was sure to practice all of the names and confirmed the pronunciation with us beforehand.

Overall, I would say that DJ Gaza was the best wedding dj we could have had and it was a pleasure to work with him the whole time. I would highly recommend him and think he would be an absolute asset for any and all weddings. Read less
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vb
Wedding:
9/3/2006
5.0/5.0
DJ Gaza (Gray Hoffman) was a pleasure to work with. At every step of the way leading up to our wedding he was extremely helpful! Everyone was dancing the entire night away! He was very understanding and helpful with helping us please the different age groups that attended our wedding while making it an amazing evening! He is one of the most professional DJ's I have ever come across!
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DJ Gaza (Gray Hoffman) was a pleasure to work with. At every step of the way leading up to our wedding he was extremely helpful! Everyone was dancing the entire night away! He was very understanding and helpful with helping us please the different age groups that attended our wedding while making it an amazing evening! He is one of the most professional DJ's I have ever come across! Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
9/13/2014
4.9/5.0
74 Events brought so much to our wedding! Working with Gary and Rob during the planning stages of our wedding was incredibly easy and fun. They were both incredibly responsive and professional. We met, they listened to what our vision for our wedding was, and made it clear they totally 'got it' and would be able to pull it off. They worked with us as we pulled together our massive playlist, and even helped us get the correct version of our wedding song - which was an old acoustic version from a UK release CD.

DJ Rob was the one spinning our wedding, and he KILLED IT! All we wanted was a crazy, sweaty, can't-stop,won't stop lose your mind dance party...and Rob totally made it happen for us! And not only did he spin a killer party, he was also great about checking in with us periodically to make sure we were feeling ok about everything. HE also facilitated the speeches and overall flow of the reception with ease.

If you're on the fence about hiring these guys, stop thinking about it, and DO IT! You won't regret it!
74 Events brought so much to our wedding! Working with Gary and Rob during the planning stages of our wedding was Read more...
74 Events brought so much to our wedding! Working with Gary and Rob during the planning stages of our wedding was incredibly easy and fun. They were both incredibly responsive and professional. We met, they listened to what our vision for our wedding was, and made it clear they totally 'got it' and would be able to pull it off. They worked with us as we pulled together our massive playlist, and even helped us get the correct version of our wedding song - which was an old acoustic version from a UK release CD.

DJ Rob was the one spinning our wedding, and he KILLED IT! All we wanted was a crazy, sweaty, can't-stop,won't stop lose your mind dance party...and Rob totally made it happen for us! And not only did he spin a killer party, he was also great about checking in with us periodically to make sure we were feeling ok about everything. HE also facilitated the speeches and overall flow of the reception with ease.

If you're on the fence about hiring these guys, stop thinking about it, and DO IT! You won't regret it! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
6/28/2014
4.9/5.0
Gary was amazingly professional, easy to communicate with, and overall a pleasure to work with. While he didn't deejay my wedding (we had Sean), he stayed very involved in the whole process and always volunteered to spend a few minutes on the phone with me when I had questions/concerns. Sean was wonderful as well! He was also very professional, always kept me up to date on the wedding day timeline, and made all my guests have a great time on the dance floor. I couldn't have asked for a better deejay experience!
Gary was amazingly professional, easy to communicate with, and overall a pleasure to work with. While he didn't deejay my Read more...
Gary was amazingly professional, easy to communicate with, and overall a pleasure to work with. While he didn't deejay my wedding (we had Sean), he stayed very involved in the whole process and always volunteered to spend a few minutes on the phone with me when I had questions/concerns. Sean was wonderful as well! He was also very professional, always kept me up to date on the wedding day timeline, and made all my guests have a great time on the dance floor. I couldn't have asked for a better deejay experience! Read less
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Claire
Wedding:
5/9/2014
4.9/5.0
Gary was easy and pleasant to work with as was our DJ, James Arnold. Pre-event, they guided us in selecting appropriate music for each stage of the evening. James followed our requests and also very gracefully handled special requests from the guests.
Gary was easy and pleasant to work with as was our DJ, James Arnold. Pre-event, they guided us in selecting appropriate Read more...
Gary was easy and pleasant to work with as was our DJ, James Arnold. Pre-event, they guided us in selecting appropriate music for each stage of the evening. James followed our requests and also very gracefully handled special requests from the guests. Read less
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Stephen and Barrett
Wedding:
10/20/2013
4.9/5.0
We could not have possibly been happier with Gary and 74 Events. Leading up to our wedding, Gary and our DJ, Constantine Ptohos, were consummate professionals, incredibly responsive to any needs I or my husband had. Throughout the process, we felt very confident, and that we were in very, very good hands. The DJ's work at the wedding could not have been better. Throughout the night and for days afterward, our guests kept coming up to us saying "This DJ is incredible," and "This is the best DJ I've ever experienced at a wedding." We really can't say enough good things about Gary and 74 Events.
We could not have possibly been happier with Gary and 74 Events. Leading up to our wedding, Gary and our DJ, Constantine Read more...
We could not have possibly been happier with Gary and 74 Events. Leading up to our wedding, Gary and our DJ, Constantine Ptohos, were consummate professionals, incredibly responsive to any needs I or my husband had. Throughout the process, we felt very confident, and that we were in very, very good hands. The DJ's work at the wedding could not have been better. Throughout the night and for days afterward, our guests kept coming up to us saying "This DJ is incredible," and "This is the best DJ I've ever experienced at a wedding." We really can't say enough good things about Gary and 74 Events. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.9/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Gary Hoffmann. He MADE our wedding-- our dance floor was packed the entire reception. He was extremely responsive, detail-oriented, and he had great suggestions on the format of the night that made our wedding what it was. Our friends and family have repeatedly told us that it had been the best wedding they had been to, largely due to the music. It was by far the best money we spent. I would use him again in a heartbeat. You will have no regrets.
I cannot say enough good things about Gary Hoffmann. He MADE our wedding-- our dance floor was packed the entire Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Gary Hoffmann. He MADE our wedding-- our dance floor was packed the entire reception. He was extremely responsive, detail-oriented, and he had great suggestions on the format of the night that made our wedding what it was. Our friends and family have repeatedly told us that it had been the best wedding they had been to, largely due to the music. It was by far the best money we spent. I would use him again in a heartbeat. You will have no regrets. Read less
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Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Gary was a wonderful DJ!!
1- In advance of the event:
Gary was simply a pleasure to work with - so responsive and professional. From the moment we contacted him, Gary met all of our needs. His contract was simple, clear and easy to understand and the two 1-on-1 meetings we had with him were very helpful. He walked us through the schedule for the event (was our stand-in wedding planner :) and helped us to ensure that it went smoothly.
2- The night of the event:
Gary was early and prepared for everything. He spoke with the restaurant manager to ensure that the music schedule worked well based on the timing of the food. On top of all of this, Gary had everyone on the floor dancing all night! The music was excellent. We couldn't have asked for anything more!
Gary was a wonderful DJ!!
1- In advance of the event:
Gary was simply a pleasure to work with - so responsive and Read more...
Gary was a wonderful DJ!!
1- In advance of the event:
Gary was simply a pleasure to work with - so responsive and professional. From the moment we contacted him, Gary met all of our needs. His contract was simple, clear and easy to understand and the two 1-on-1 meetings we had with him were very helpful. He walked us through the schedule for the event (was our stand-in wedding planner :) and helped us to ensure that it went smoothly.
2- The night of the event:
Gary was early and prepared for everything. He spoke with the restaurant manager to ensure that the music schedule worked well based on the timing of the food. On top of all of this, Gary had everyone on the floor dancing all night! The music was excellent. We couldn't have asked for anything more! Read less
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AppleJacks
Wedding:
2/25/2011
4.9/5.0
My wedding took place on this past February 25th, and since then EVERYONE cannot stopped raving about how awesome Gary was. The entire wedding my dance floor was packed, and Gary did a great job at balancing quite a few different musical styles (pop, rock, country, Latin, hip hop, etc.) at our request.

Gary has low-key, yet professional attitude about emceeing his events. I was adamant about not having a cheesy, intrusive DJ (we've all been to those weddings where the DJ makes you want to gag) and Gary fit the bill one hundred percent. He kept things moving in a timely and well-orchestrated manner, and kept my fiancee and I well informed about how the evening was progressing and check-in on us several times to make sure we were happy. The entire event running smoothly in no small part to his skills as the evening's emcee.

Beyond his work the day of, however, Gary was (by far) one of the most organized vendors I worked with throughout the whole planning process. He responded timely to my multiple (and sometimes insane and/or last minute) requests. We needed karaoke version of "Sweet Child of Mine" two days before the wedding (don't ask) and Gary never broke a sweat and just made it happen. He made suggestions and provided helpful tips during our meetings that helped ensure my husband and I would have a great wedding.

In short, he's a gem. Hire him!
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My wedding took place on this past February 25th, and since then EVERYONE cannot stopped raving about how awesome Gary was. The entire wedding my dance floor was packed, and Gary did a great job at balancing quite a few different musical styles (pop, rock, country, Latin, hip hop, etc.) at our request.

Gary has low-key, yet professional attitude about emceeing his events. I was adamant about not having a cheesy, intrusive DJ (we've all been to those weddings where the DJ makes you want to gag) and Gary fit the bill one hundred percent. He kept things moving in a timely and well-orchestrated manner, and kept my fiancee and I well informed about how the evening was progressing and check-in on us several times to make sure we were happy. The entire event running smoothly in no small part to his skills as the evening's emcee.

Beyond his work the day of, however, Gary was (by far) one of the most organized vendors I worked with throughout the whole planning process. He responded timely to my multiple (and sometimes insane and/or last minute) requests. We needed karaoke version of "Sweet Child of Mine" two days before the wedding (don't ask) and Gary never broke a sweat and just made it happen. He made suggestions and provided helpful tips during our meetings that helped ensure my husband and I would have a great wedding.

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CYL
Wedding:
11/6/2010
4.9/5.0
We loved working with DJ Gaza (Gary Hoffman) and Constantine, who was our wedding DJ. We decided to go with them because they really impressed us at the initial meeting. Gary was very organized and you could tell he was really a pefectionist. He was very responsive in the weeks leading up to the wedding as we were making our final plans and Con really brought the house down at the wedding - he played just the type of music we were looking for and the dance floor was packed all night. Also, we felt they offered a great price so it was a great value. Would definitely recommend working with them.
We loved working with DJ Gaza (Gary Hoffman) and Constantine, who was our wedding DJ. We decided to go with them because Read more...
We loved working with DJ Gaza (Gary Hoffman) and Constantine, who was our wedding DJ. We decided to go with them because they really impressed us at the initial meeting. Gary was very organized and you could tell he was really a pefectionist. He was very responsive in the weeks leading up to the wedding as we were making our final plans and Con really brought the house down at the wedding - he played just the type of music we were looking for and the dance floor was packed all night. Also, we felt they offered a great price so it was a great value. Would definitely recommend working with them. Read less
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Adam
Wedding:
8/17/2014
4.8/5.0
My wife found 74 Events somehow online and we watched a video and dug the vibe of Duane and wanted him to be our DJ. When we met with Gary Hoffmann (ran the meeting) and Duane (our DJ), they were both very professional and ran through all the necessary details. They really let us craft the vision of what we wanted musically. They were very easy to contact and Gary responded to emails immediately.

Duane was outstanding. His music selection was excellent. I am a music fanatic and was very picky about what I wanted him to play for the cocktail hour, during dinner and for dancing. I gave a detailed list of music and he nailed the vibe on every level. Everyone at the wedding (young and old) commented at how great he was. He kept the dance floor full all night. I was told that someone at the wedding even approached him to ask him to do one of their events.

He was also very professional. When the venue needed to change things around, he approached me calmly and asked me very nicely about any changes I wanted to have made and just wanted to make sure I was aware of changes the venue wanted (in regards to speeches, etc.). He was never annoying and seemed genuinely interested in making sure we had an amazing time and loved the music. He also was very understated. He isn't the type of DJ that is trying to be the star of the show. He doesn't make a lot of announcements (we instructed him to make as few as possible) and he doesn't dance around while working. He just gets the job done and lets the music be the star of the show. You can tell he is into the music and loves what he is doing, he just doesn't draw any attention to himself. That's what we loved about working with him.

Finally, the value is amazing. You are paying so much less than you would expect and 74 Events doesn't change the price whether you only need them for the reception or want them to do every stage of the wedding. I can't recommend 74 Events enough.
My wife found 74 Events somehow online and we watched a video and dug the vibe of Duane and wanted him to be our DJ. When Read more...
My wife found 74 Events somehow online and we watched a video and dug the vibe of Duane and wanted him to be our DJ. When we met with Gary Hoffmann (ran the meeting) and Duane (our DJ), they were both very professional and ran through all the necessary details. They really let us craft the vision of what we wanted musically. They were very easy to contact and Gary responded to emails immediately.

Duane was outstanding. His music selection was excellent. I am a music fanatic and was very picky about what I wanted him to play for the cocktail hour, during dinner and for dancing. I gave a detailed list of music and he nailed the vibe on every level. Everyone at the wedding (young and old) commented at how great he was. He kept the dance floor full all night. I was told that someone at the wedding even approached him to ask him to do one of their events.

He was also very professional. When the venue needed to change things around, he approached me calmly and asked me very nicely about any changes I wanted to have made and just wanted to make sure I was aware of changes the venue wanted (in regards to speeches, etc.). He was never annoying and seemed genuinely interested in making sure we had an amazing time and loved the music. He also was very understated. He isn't the type of DJ that is trying to be the star of the show. He doesn't make a lot of announcements (we instructed him to make as few as possible) and he doesn't dance around while working. He just gets the job done and lets the music be the star of the show. You can tell he is into the music and loves what he is doing, he just doesn't draw any attention to himself. That's what we loved about working with him.

Finally, the value is amazing. You are paying so much less than you would expect and 74 Events doesn't change the price whether you only need them for the reception or want them to do every stage of the wedding. I can't recommend 74 Events enough. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
6/14/2014
4.8/5.0
Gary and Eric from 74 events were amazing! They helped us set the tone for our entire wedding and were professional and knowledgeable throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend them to other couples. We decided to hire a strings group for the dinner and then use Eric to get the party started and this worked out perfectly. Gary is extremely communicative and knows a ton about the industry.
Gary and Eric from 74 events were amazing! They helped us set the tone for our entire wedding and were professional and Read more...
Gary and Eric from 74 events were amazing! They helped us set the tone for our entire wedding and were professional and knowledgeable throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend them to other couples. We decided to hire a strings group for the dinner and then use Eric to get the party started and this worked out perfectly. Gary is extremely communicative and knows a ton about the industry. Read less
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Andrew
Wedding:
6/14/2014
4.8/5.0
Gary and Ryan were a power duo. From our very first meeting, we knew we were in the hands of pros: super organized, communicative and passionate, we always felt we were 'on the same page.' Gary runs a smooth operation and Ryan, the DJ for our wedding, was awesome. We had fun at our meetings, and we and our guests danced all night. Lots of our guests gushed about how awesome the music was. Thank you, Gary & Ryan!
Gary and Ryan were a power duo. From our very first meeting, we knew we were in the hands of pros: super organized, Read more...
Gary and Ryan were a power duo. From our very first meeting, we knew we were in the hands of pros: super organized, communicative and passionate, we always felt we were 'on the same page.' Gary runs a smooth operation and Ryan, the DJ for our wedding, was awesome. We had fun at our meetings, and we and our guests danced all night. Lots of our guests gushed about how awesome the music was. Thank you, Gary & Ryan! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
10/12/2013
4.8/5.0
We hired 74 Events and chose Jay Mcelfresh as our DJ. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this service.
First of all, Gary at 74 Events was professional, responsive, organized, and a pleasure to deal with. He made the process quick and stress free and answered any questions I had along the way immediately (even on weekends.) At the wedding, Jay played everything we asked and was flexible when I asked him to go off course a little. He was gracious to the guests, and laid back but yet extremely professional. I would recommend 74 Events and Jay to anyone. They really added to the wedding!
We hired 74 Events and chose Jay Mcelfresh as our DJ. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this service.
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We hired 74 Events and chose Jay Mcelfresh as our DJ. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this service.
First of all, Gary at 74 Events was professional, responsive, organized, and a pleasure to deal with. He made the process quick and stress free and answered any questions I had along the way immediately (even on weekends.) At the wedding, Jay played everything we asked and was flexible when I asked him to go off course a little. He was gracious to the guests, and laid back but yet extremely professional. I would recommend 74 Events and Jay to anyone. They really added to the wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Gary Hoffmann and our deejay, Sean Marquand, at 74 Events did a wonderful job at our wedding. Gary runs a very professional business and you can tell right from your first email/phone interaction with him that he takes his business very seriously and has years of experience both running this company and deejaying. Gary was the main point of contact throughout our interactions, except for at the wedding, and made sure that the process ran without any glitches. DJ Sean was amazing! He had a very good feeling for the kind of music we were hoping to play at our wedding and did a fantastic job complementing our specific song requests with his own trove of songs. He showed up early to set up all of his equipment, was polite and professional throughout the wedding day, and kept everyone dancing throughout our reception. He followed our wedding playlist closely and we were so happy with the flow of music. I had several people come up to me during the wedding and relay compliments about Sean. I would highly recommend hiring DJ Sean to anyone for a wedding or any event that requires an incredible deejay. Thanks so much, Gary and Sean, for making our wedding an unforgettable, fun experience!
Gary Hoffmann and our deejay, Sean Marquand, at 74 Events did a wonderful job at our wedding. Gary runs a very Read more...
Gary Hoffmann and our deejay, Sean Marquand, at 74 Events did a wonderful job at our wedding. Gary runs a very professional business and you can tell right from your first email/phone interaction with him that he takes his business very seriously and has years of experience both running this company and deejaying. Gary was the main point of contact throughout our interactions, except for at the wedding, and made sure that the process ran without any glitches. DJ Sean was amazing! He had a very good feeling for the kind of music we were hoping to play at our wedding and did a fantastic job complementing our specific song requests with his own trove of songs. He showed up early to set up all of his equipment, was polite and professional throughout the wedding day, and kept everyone dancing throughout our reception. He followed our wedding playlist closely and we were so happy with the flow of music. I had several people come up to me during the wedding and relay compliments about Sean. I would highly recommend hiring DJ Sean to anyone for a wedding or any event that requires an incredible deejay. Thanks so much, Gary and Sean, for making our wedding an unforgettable, fun experience! Read less
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Fran
Wedding:
10/20/2012
4.8/5.0
Gary Hoffman and Rob Kelley from 74 Events were extremely nice, professional, and organized. Rob deejayed my wedding and did an awesome job! He played a great variety of music and got people of all ages out on the dance floor.
Gary Hoffman and Rob Kelley from 74 Events were extremely nice, professional, and organized. Rob deejayed my wedding and Read more...
Gary Hoffman and Rob Kelley from 74 Events were extremely nice, professional, and organized. Rob deejayed my wedding and did an awesome job! He played a great variety of music and got people of all ages out on the dance floor. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
We did not want a “typical” DJ (nothing about our wedding was “typical” anyway). We do not like when the MC is very loud and intrusive, and we don’t like most pop music. Gaza used to be a club DJ, so he was more in tune with what we wanted. He is by far the most professional of my vendors. Extremely punctual and organized, he seems stiff until he starts talking about music, and then his passion really comes out. He also handled some unusual requests really well. We had a special guest DJ come the last half-hour of our wedding to play hardcore (see below). He let her use his equipment, set up all of the logistics, and stayed late for her, all without an extra charge. Instead of a speech, our best man wrote us a cello piece. Gaza spoke with our best man directly to set everything up and miked him perfectly, again without an additional charge. I gave him a minus because the dance floor was not as crowded as I would have liked, though that may have been my guests.
We did not want a “typical” DJ (nothing about our wedding was “typical” anyway). We do not like when the MC is very loud Read more...
We did not want a “typical” DJ (nothing about our wedding was “typical” anyway). We do not like when the MC is very loud and intrusive, and we don’t like most pop music. Gaza used to be a club DJ, so he was more in tune with what we wanted. He is by far the most professional of my vendors. Extremely punctual and organized, he seems stiff until he starts talking about music, and then his passion really comes out. He also handled some unusual requests really well. We had a special guest DJ come the last half-hour of our wedding to play hardcore (see below). He let her use his equipment, set up all of the logistics, and stayed late for her, all without an extra charge. Instead of a speech, our best man wrote us a cello piece. Gaza spoke with our best man directly to set everything up and miked him perfectly, again without an additional charge. I gave him a minus because the dance floor was not as crowded as I would have liked, though that may have been my guests. Read less
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awamanda
Wedding:
9/18/2010
4.8/5.0
Our DJ was Rob from DJ Gaza's company. Rob did an amazing job. He kept everyone on the dance floor all night long and only did annoucements we requested. If you are looking for not your typical wedding DJ that will make sure you have a great party as well as a great wedding then these guys are it. Plus, Gary was one of the most professional vendors we worked with, great at communicating and being on top of everything!
Our DJ was Rob from DJ Gaza's company. Rob did an amazing job. He kept everyone on the dance floor all night long and only Read more...
Our DJ was Rob from DJ Gaza's company. Rob did an amazing job. He kept everyone on the dance floor all night long and only did annoucements we requested. If you are looking for not your typical wedding DJ that will make sure you have a great party as well as a great wedding then these guys are it. Plus, Gary was one of the most professional vendors we worked with, great at communicating and being on top of everything! Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
10/24/2009
4.7/5.0
DJ Gaza's associate Rob was the DJ at our wedding. He did a great job playing the music we wanted to hear at our wedding -- the dance floor was full most of the night. DJ Gaza is super organized and between the two of them we felt like we were in good hands.
DJ Gaza's associate Rob was the DJ at our wedding. He did a great job playing the music we wanted to hear at our wedding Read more...
DJ Gaza's associate Rob was the DJ at our wedding. He did a great job playing the music we wanted to hear at our wedding -- the dance floor was full most of the night. DJ Gaza is super organized and between the two of them we felt like we were in good hands. Read less
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kathryn
Wedding:
1/18/2014
4.6/5.0
from our first meeting with gary, i felt instantly comfortable. he was relaxed (but professional) and put absolutely no pressure on us to make an immediate decision, which i greatly appreciated (other djs we approached weren't as accommodating). from the moment we decided to move forward, gary was responsive, helpful, and simply easy to work with. on the actual wedding day, gary was fantastic. everyone was dancing - younger and older - and my parents, who had been initially worried about a dj rather than a live band, both thought he was fantastic, which i heard from several other guests as well. all in all, i would highly, highly recommend gary!!
from our first meeting with gary, i felt instantly comfortable. he was relaxed (but professional) and put absolutely no Read more...
from our first meeting with gary, i felt instantly comfortable. he was relaxed (but professional) and put absolutely no pressure on us to make an immediate decision, which i greatly appreciated (other djs we approached weren't as accommodating). from the moment we decided to move forward, gary was responsive, helpful, and simply easy to work with. on the actual wedding day, gary was fantastic. everyone was dancing - younger and older - and my parents, who had been initially worried about a dj rather than a live band, both thought he was fantastic, which i heard from several other guests as well. all in all, i would highly, highly recommend gary!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/17/2012
4.6/5.0
Gary (DJ Gaza) was unavailable for our date, so we worked with DJ Rob Kelly. We were super excited about their level of professionalism, high music IQ, and experience. These guys know their music. They had an extensive questionnaire for us to fill out, detailing everything about our event, our musical tastes, and must-have songs. We had two meetings with them where we covered absolutely everything, and received a few great recommendations from Gary and Rob about some song selections, timing, and party flow (they were a part of the sound throughout the whole wedding from ceremony to reception). They had a lot of really great advice about song selections and timing of reception events like cake cutting, bouquet toss, hava nagila dance, etc. They know weddings backwards and forwards.

Day-of, Rob was amazing. He took over the MC-ing of the toasts during dinner (which we weren't even expecting him to do!), kept things running smoothly, and was a total pro during set up and breakdown. Our ceremony, dinner, and dance party were all in different spaces, and Rob was able to seamlessly coordinate sound for all the components of our wedding, which was super impressive.

The music during our dance party was, for the most part, what we wanted. The only reason we didn't rate a solid 5 out of 5 was that it was super important to us that there be a good balance between pop, indie rock, and parent-friendly classics and slow tunes, which we didn't feel happened. We had discussed this concern during our meetings, so in retrospect, we were a little disappointed that this aspect of the music wasn't addressed. The music was really high energy and young, great for our peers at the wedding, but there were very few slow songs, or songs to get the older generations out on the dance floor. Several of the older guests mentioned that they wished we had more slow songs!

That said, the dance party was still a riot, and everyone had a ton of fun!
Gary (DJ Gaza) was unavailable for our date, so we worked with DJ Rob Kelly. We were super excited about their level of Read more...
Gary (DJ Gaza) was unavailable for our date, so we worked with DJ Rob Kelly. We were super excited about their level of professionalism, high music IQ, and experience. These guys know their music. They had an extensive questionnaire for us to fill out, detailing everything about our event, our musical tastes, and must-have songs. We had two meetings with them where we covered absolutely everything, and received a few great recommendations from Gary and Rob about some song selections, timing, and party flow (they were a part of the sound throughout the whole wedding from ceremony to reception). They had a lot of really great advice about song selections and timing of reception events like cake cutting, bouquet toss, hava nagila dance, etc. They know weddings backwards and forwards.

Day-of, Rob was amazing. He took over the MC-ing of the toasts during dinner (which we weren't even expecting him to do!), kept things running smoothly, and was a total pro during set up and breakdown. Our ceremony, dinner, and dance party were all in different spaces, and Rob was able to seamlessly coordinate sound for all the components of our wedding, which was super impressive.

The music during our dance party was, for the most part, what we wanted. The only reason we didn't rate a solid 5 out of 5 was that it was super important to us that there be a good balance between pop, indie rock, and parent-friendly classics and slow tunes, which we didn't feel happened. We had discussed this concern during our meetings, so in retrospect, we were a little disappointed that this aspect of the music wasn't addressed. The music was really high energy and young, great for our peers at the wedding, but there were very few slow songs, or songs to get the older generations out on the dance floor. Several of the older guests mentioned that they wished we had more slow songs!

That said, the dance party was still a riot, and everyone had a ton of fun! Read less
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Margaret
Wedding:
10/15/2011
4.6/5.0
We initially met with Gary (DJ Gaza), who runs the business and handles all of the administrative details. Gary is nice, but he came across as a bit overbearing, telling us that some of our music requests were inappropriate for a wedding and that our plan for the bride/groom introduction wouldn't work. Because Gary was booked for the night, he recommended Phil Quinaz (PQ). As it turned out, we were so glad that Gary was booked because Phil was fantastic! He liked our music and introduction ideas and stuck with them, and they totally worked. He kept our parents and their friends dancing for the first half of the night, and when the time came, he took it to another level with the late-90's hip-hop and pop that we knew would get our friends going. Sure enough, it did. The last two hours of our wedding were a hardcore dance party, and we had numerous friends come up to us and say some variation of "this is the best dance music I've ever heard at a wedding." Phil also handled the secondary aspects of the job with aplomb. We have a family member who was scheduled to give a toast who has a difficult time enunciating due to an illness. Phil was extremely patient, courteous and helpful with this family member, and the toast went off without a hitch. He made announcements without fanfare, and never tried to do anything but make it a great party. He is one of the biggest reasons our wedding was as much fun as it was.
We initially met with Gary (DJ Gaza), who runs the business and handles all of the administrative details. Gary is nice, Read more...
We initially met with Gary (DJ Gaza), who runs the business and handles all of the administrative details. Gary is nice, but he came across as a bit overbearing, telling us that some of our music requests were inappropriate for a wedding and that our plan for the bride/groom introduction wouldn't work. Because Gary was booked for the night, he recommended Phil Quinaz (PQ). As it turned out, we were so glad that Gary was booked because Phil was fantastic! He liked our music and introduction ideas and stuck with them, and they totally worked. He kept our parents and their friends dancing for the first half of the night, and when the time came, he took it to another level with the late-90's hip-hop and pop that we knew would get our friends going. Sure enough, it did. The last two hours of our wedding were a hardcore dance party, and we had numerous friends come up to us and say some variation of "this is the best dance music I've ever heard at a wedding." Phil also handled the secondary aspects of the job with aplomb. We have a family member who was scheduled to give a toast who has a difficult time enunciating due to an illness. Phil was extremely patient, courteous and helpful with this family member, and the toast went off without a hitch. He made announcements without fanfare, and never tried to do anything but make it a great party. He is one of the biggest reasons our wedding was as much fun as it was. Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
10/9/2011
4.6/5.0
Just book him--- you will definitely be happy. I felt like this was one of the vendors where we really got our money's worth. He is a great value. Professional and really "got" what we were going for and what music we are into. I had multiple people tell me they'd never been to a wedding where so much dancing had taken place and I really truly believe it was due to the music and the way he mixed it all together.
Just book him--- you will definitely be happy. I felt like this was one of the vendors where we really got our money's Read more...
Just book him--- you will definitely be happy. I felt like this was one of the vendors where we really got our money's worth. He is a great value. Professional and really "got" what we were going for and what music we are into. I had multiple people tell me they'd never been to a wedding where so much dancing had taken place and I really truly believe it was due to the music and the way he mixed it all together. Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
11/20/2010
4.6/5.0
Our DJ, Rob from DJ Gaza, did an incredible job at our wedding. The process of preparing for our wedding with Rob and Gary was pleasant, helpful and always reflective of our needs and wants for the event. They listened and attentively made plans to ensure our party sounded and felt like we wanted. The music reflected a range of tastes and eras, sounds and styles, and Rob made it all happen without seeming disjointed. There was an unfortunate emergency during our reception, and Rob sensitively, calmly and helpfully responded to the incident, using his MC duties to help. He also smoothly turned the party back on after things went back to being okay. We are endlessly grateful to Rob for his thoughtful and kind presence and excellent DJ skills. The dance floor was packed for the duration of the night, and everyone is still telling us what an amazing time they had.
Our DJ, Rob from DJ Gaza, did an incredible job at our wedding. The process of preparing for our wedding with Rob and Gary Read more...
Our DJ, Rob from DJ Gaza, did an incredible job at our wedding. The process of preparing for our wedding with Rob and Gary was pleasant, helpful and always reflective of our needs and wants for the event. They listened and attentively made plans to ensure our party sounded and felt like we wanted. The music reflected a range of tastes and eras, sounds and styles, and Rob made it all happen without seeming disjointed. There was an unfortunate emergency during our reception, and Rob sensitively, calmly and helpfully responded to the incident, using his MC duties to help. He also smoothly turned the party back on after things went back to being okay. We are endlessly grateful to Rob for his thoughtful and kind presence and excellent DJ skills. The dance floor was packed for the duration of the night, and everyone is still telling us what an amazing time they had. Read less
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J_W2010
Wedding:
8/7/2010
4.5/5.0
It is hard for me to write this review because essentially from the day of meeting till right before the wedding we dealt with DJ Gaza (Gary) and he was GREAT. Unfortunately, he was already booked on our day so we decided we would use another one of the DJs in his group. Gary was extremely thorough and professional and we can't help thinking if we had HIM on our wedding day it would have been great. On the day of the DJ we used really did not engage the crowd. The big thing for DJ Gaza and his group is that they respond to the crowd in order to get them on the floor. That did not really happen. Many songs that we had requested as MUST PLAYS were not played. We asked everyone.
I feel like I would recommend DJ Gaza but probably not the particular DJ we used.
It is hard for me to write this review because essentially from the day of meeting till right before the wedding we dealt Read more...
It is hard for me to write this review because essentially from the day of meeting till right before the wedding we dealt with DJ Gaza (Gary) and he was GREAT. Unfortunately, he was already booked on our day so we decided we would use another one of the DJs in his group. Gary was extremely thorough and professional and we can't help thinking if we had HIM on our wedding day it would have been great. On the day of the DJ we used really did not engage the crowd. The big thing for DJ Gaza and his group is that they respond to the crowd in order to get them on the floor. That did not really happen. Many songs that we had requested as MUST PLAYS were not played. We asked everyone.
I feel like I would recommend DJ Gaza but probably not the particular DJ we used. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
My wife and I would 100% recommend 74 Events as a DJ service for a wedding. DJ Sean M absolutely rocked our wedding and everyone was on the dance floor all night!

74 Events was one of the best vendors we had, very professional and prompt, and always putting our needs first. Multiple Skype calls as we were bicoastal planning a wedding.

Take the time to fill our the song worksheet they send you. With the right list to know your taste, and a bunch of wedding guests ready to party and dance, you won't be disappointed in hiring them!
My wife and I would 100% recommend 74 Events as a DJ service for a wedding. DJ Sean M absolutely rocked our wedding and Read more...
My wife and I would 100% recommend 74 Events as a DJ service for a wedding. DJ Sean M absolutely rocked our wedding and everyone was on the dance floor all night!

74 Events was one of the best vendors we had, very professional and prompt, and always putting our needs first. Multiple Skype calls as we were bicoastal planning a wedding.

Take the time to fill our the song worksheet they send you. With the right list to know your taste, and a bunch of wedding guests ready to party and dance, you won't be disappointed in hiring them! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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tomoko
Wedding:
8/21/2010
0.7/5.0
To be honest, I was not happy with my selection of DJ. Leading up to the event was fine. DJ Gaza was very organized and seemed to ask all the questions that made me feel at ease for the wedding. DJ Mikey (part of DJ Gaza's network) was our DJ - and most of the planning we did beforehand was not communicated to him. The sound system was not fit for the outdoor venue - EVERYONE commented how they could NOT hear anything for the ceremony. It was such a shame because our ceremony was all about our families speaking for us. They had prepared speeches and no one could hear anything - they could only see the emotions. I had provided floor plans and dimensions and seating arrangements in advance, but the sound system did not reach more than the first row. I was assured that things would be fine but it wasn't. Such a shame. As for the reception, he got the order and timing of the toasts made during the reception wrong. My bridesmaid basically had to take the mic away and introduce herself and others, which was supposed to be done by him. We also had to sort of yell out "No no, he doesn't go yet" when he mistakenly started to introduce the best man for his speech. This was all planned and explained in advance but the communication to DJ Mikey got lost. Again for the sound system (this time, inside), people could not hear any announcements. I was very disappointed. The event as a whole was great as it was really about family and friends, so I was not upset about the outcome of the DJ - at the same time, I would not recommend them to others.
To be honest, I was not happy with my selection of DJ. Leading up to the event was fine. DJ Gaza was very organized and Read more...
To be honest, I was not happy with my selection of DJ. Leading up to the event was fine. DJ Gaza was very organized and seemed to ask all the questions that made me feel at ease for the wedding. DJ Mikey (part of DJ Gaza's network) was our DJ - and most of the planning we did beforehand was not communicated to him. The sound system was not fit for the outdoor venue - EVERYONE commented how they could NOT hear anything for the ceremony. It was such a shame because our ceremony was all about our families speaking for us. They had prepared speeches and no one could hear anything - they could only see the emotions. I had provided floor plans and dimensions and seating arrangements in advance, but the sound system did not reach more than the first row. I was assured that things would be fine but it wasn't. Such a shame. As for the reception, he got the order and timing of the toasts made during the reception wrong. My bridesmaid basically had to take the mic away and introduce herself and others, which was supposed to be done by him. We also had to sort of yell out "No no, he doesn't go yet" when he mistakenly started to introduce the best man for his speech. This was all planned and explained in advance but the communication to DJ Mikey got lost. Again for the sound system (this time, inside), people could not hear any announcements. I was very disappointed. The event as a whole was great as it was really about family and friends, so I was not upset about the outcome of the DJ - at the same time, I would not recommend them to others. Read less
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