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Absolute Entertainment Live Music & DJs

Santa Fe , NM
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Santa Fe, NM US 87506 (map)

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505-986-5882

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Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Medium (4-6 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
tastefully dressed event appropriate
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
yes on website
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
yes
How much time do you usually need for setup?
2hours - can do it quicker if needed
How much space do you usually require?
12ft deep 18ft across
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
no signs- band name on bass drum
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
2 tripods of ambient lighting- vertigo or moving lights available if requested
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
We Emcee events all the time when requested - we generally don't talk in between songs to fill time - we keep playing so people keep dancing.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
we discuss all options with Bride & Groom and let them in on things we can do if needed- if you have the right music people dance.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
we require a meal - normally prior to gig something off of a bar food menu-
 we do minimal break 15 minutes after each hour set- time adjusted as needed - sometimes we play alot longer before breaking depending on
 requirements of event.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes we make specific mixes as chosen by client- so the party carries on when the band takes a break.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
this is covered in our booking contract- we have sub's for each instrument and singer who have played with our band should someone get ill.
What is your overtime rate?
discussed with client based on specific needs
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
yes we do depending on location of event and time & mileage
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
50% deposit- sometimes we do a payment plan if workable

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Vicky and her husband were wonderful! We had family members playing instruments and singing for our ceremony, and Vicky coordinated this with ease and made everything run smoothly. We were really impressed with her professionalism. As for the reception, Vicky and her husband did a great job as DJ, and had everyone up and dancing before dinner was over. The music selection was spot on. We are really happy with their services. Would definitely recommend to others :)
Vicky and her husband were wonderful! We had family members playing instruments and singing for our ceremony, and Vicky Read more...
Vicky and her husband were wonderful! We had family members playing instruments and singing for our ceremony, and Vicky coordinated this with ease and made everything run smoothly. We were really impressed with her professionalism. As for the reception, Vicky and her husband did a great job as DJ, and had everyone up and dancing before dinner was over. The music selection was spot on. We are really happy with their services. Would definitely recommend to others :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
I have to say that I am so happy and grateful we chose Absolute. Vicky and Chris were wonderful! Vicky made it a point to get the guests involved in the reception all night. They guided us in choosing great music. When electricity went out city wide,Vicky and Chris started to think of alternative ways to get music for the reception. Thanks to the both of them for a wonderful evening!
I have to say that I am so happy and grateful we chose Absolute. Vicky and Chris were wonderful! Vicky made it a point to Read more...
I have to say that I am so happy and grateful we chose Absolute. Vicky and Chris were wonderful! Vicky made it a point to get the guests involved in the reception all night. They guided us in choosing great music. When electricity went out city wide,Vicky and Chris started to think of alternative ways to get music for the reception. Thanks to the both of them for a wonderful evening! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Arden
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolute Entertainment went above and beyond my expectations. They helped to coordinate multiple services for our wedding day. They helped find us a wonderful string quartet called Primavera String Quartet who did a beautiful job for our ceremony. Absolute also found us a mariachi band who met our guests outside the church after the ceremony and entertained them while we took some pictures inside the church. Then the mariachis led all of us on a La Marcha from the church, around the plaza, and ending at our reception venue the La Fonda. The La Marcha was a big hit and all my guests kept coming up to me that night saying how unique and cool it was and how much fun it was that they got to be a part of it. At the reception, Absolut privided DJ services and they were great. They helped me come up with a reasonable must play/don't play ever/don't play unless requested list. They had access to all the songs we wanted and they even helped us edit songs for the father/daughter and mother/son dances to be appropriat lengths. All the groups we worked with through Absolute were fantastic and highly professional. Just as importantly, they were all on time and there were no awkward transitions because Absolute works with the groups to coordinate times. I highly recommend using Absolute Entertainment because they will definitely make your day/night unforgettable.
Absolute Entertainment went above and beyond my expectations. They helped to coordinate multiple services for our wedding Read more...
Absolute Entertainment went above and beyond my expectations. They helped to coordinate multiple services for our wedding day. They helped find us a wonderful string quartet called Primavera String Quartet who did a beautiful job for our ceremony. Absolute also found us a mariachi band who met our guests outside the church after the ceremony and entertained them while we took some pictures inside the church. Then the mariachis led all of us on a La Marcha from the church, around the plaza, and ending at our reception venue the La Fonda. The La Marcha was a big hit and all my guests kept coming up to me that night saying how unique and cool it was and how much fun it was that they got to be a part of it. At the reception, Absolut privided DJ services and they were great. They helped me come up with a reasonable must play/don't play ever/don't play unless requested list. They had access to all the songs we wanted and they even helped us edit songs for the father/daughter and mother/son dances to be appropriat lengths. All the groups we worked with through Absolute were fantastic and highly professional. Just as importantly, they were all on time and there were no awkward transitions because Absolute works with the groups to coordinate times. I highly recommend using Absolute Entertainment because they will definitely make your day/night unforgettable. Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Leia
Wedding:
5/29/2011
4.4/5.0
I used Absolute as my wedding ceremony & reception DJs.
This is kind of a mixed review for me - more positive than negative though. On the con side, it was a bit hard getting in touch with Chris at the company was a bit hard via email - sometimes my emails went unanswered, which was annoying. The big negative was that the timeline for the reception got really messed up - things got really out of order, and the father/daughter dance got skipped altogether until my videographer was about to leave and I realized we hadn't done it, and reminded the DJs.
On the positive side, the music was great. I didn't have an extensive must play, or don't play list for the wedding and the stuff they chose was great. I got a lot of compliments on the music (which I really had nothing to do with lol!) The DJ's dressed and acted professionally, and the lights and sound were set up well. Chris & Vicky were VERY knowledgeable in the planning session. They even edited down my processional so that my entry would fall at the right time in the music. They really thought of everything. All in all things went pretty well and I'm happy I used them.
I used Absolute as my wedding ceremony & reception DJs.
This is kind of a mixed review for me - more positive than Read more...
I used Absolute as my wedding ceremony & reception DJs.
This is kind of a mixed review for me - more positive than negative though. On the con side, it was a bit hard getting in touch with Chris at the company was a bit hard via email - sometimes my emails went unanswered, which was annoying. The big negative was that the timeline for the reception got really messed up - things got really out of order, and the father/daughter dance got skipped altogether until my videographer was about to leave and I realized we hadn't done it, and reminded the DJs.
On the positive side, the music was great. I didn't have an extensive must play, or don't play list for the wedding and the stuff they chose was great. I got a lot of compliments on the music (which I really had nothing to do with lol!) The DJ's dressed and acted professionally, and the lights and sound were set up well. Chris & Vicky were VERY knowledgeable in the planning session. They even edited down my processional so that my entry would fall at the right time in the music. They really thought of everything. All in all things went pretty well and I'm happy I used them. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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megginbaxter
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.8/5.0
The husband and wife team is great. I met with them before the wedding and I was so touched with the care that they took to help me pick out songs that went with my music interests for different portions of the reception based on my musical interests. They also helped pick our the father/daughter dance, which was very, very special.

Though I'll admit I still figured that the DJ that showed up at the wedding would just play whatever suited his fancy. I didn't quite believe he would play each and every song that I picked out from cocktail reception, dinner to dancing. I even sent my list to a friend saying "but we'll see what they actually play". I was wrong! From Built to Spill to Old 97's to David Bowie he played it ALL. The songs that remind us of each other, special times, special places or we just LOVE- he played them all.

The DJ (who b/c it was kind of a crazy day, I feel bad but don't remember his name) was so attentive to me. He explained everything to me and made sure I knew what was going on and when. My guests had a blast. My new 89 year old grandmother in law didn't leave the dance floor all night. My groom, who doesn't dance, DANCED! My neices and nephews have never had so much fun. My 4 year old niece came up to me at 10:00 pm and told me emphatically that "this is the best party I've ever been to in my entire life". I couldn't agree more with her.

I highly recommend Absolute Entertainment!
The husband and wife team is great. I met with them before the wedding and I was so touched with the care that they took Read more...
The husband and wife team is great. I met with them before the wedding and I was so touched with the care that they took to help me pick out songs that went with my music interests for different portions of the reception based on my musical interests. They also helped pick our the father/daughter dance, which was very, very special.

Though I'll admit I still figured that the DJ that showed up at the wedding would just play whatever suited his fancy. I didn't quite believe he would play each and every song that I picked out from cocktail reception, dinner to dancing. I even sent my list to a friend saying "but we'll see what they actually play". I was wrong! From Built to Spill to Old 97's to David Bowie he played it ALL. The songs that remind us of each other, special times, special places or we just LOVE- he played them all.

The DJ (who b/c it was kind of a crazy day, I feel bad but don't remember his name) was so attentive to me. He explained everything to me and made sure I knew what was going on and when. My guests had a blast. My new 89 year old grandmother in law didn't leave the dance floor all night. My groom, who doesn't dance, DANCED! My neices and nephews have never had so much fun. My 4 year old niece came up to me at 10:00 pm and told me emphatically that "this is the best party I've ever been to in my entire life". I couldn't agree more with her.

I highly recommend Absolute Entertainment! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Chris
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Re: Greene-Mackey Wedding
June 19, 2010

"Dear Vicky,

We had a wonderful experience with the marriage of our daughter in Santa Fe. We are looking back at what we feel made the entire evening such a success and have to say that the music program that you provided was the single activity that made it all just fabulous.

From the Classical Guitarist on Friday at the Presidential Suite of the Eldorado Hotel to the String Quartet at The Loretto Chapel followed by La Marcha by the Mariachis to the great supper and dance music at La Fonda, you and your team did it all. You were the consummate MC and the selections that you, Gina and Jake chose were just great. We particularly liked your getting the women (only) up to dance as well as the surprise guest from the Delfonics. Also, the interactive table singing was a lot of fun and a perfect event to get everyone in the mood to party.

You did a great job and working with your music company gave us seamless coverage with a great sound that met all of our musical needs. You really made us look good. We now understand why couples change their wedding dates to make sure that they can get their music from Absolute Entertainment. Your group did a great job, absolutely!!!!

Thanks for your enthusiasm, high energy and professionalism. Our guests said that the wedding was “the best ever”.

Sincerely,

Dr. & Mrs. Francis T. Greene"
Re: Greene-Mackey Wedding
June 19, 2010

"Dear Vicky,

We had a wonderful experience with the Read more...
Re: Greene-Mackey Wedding
June 19, 2010

"Dear Vicky,

We had a wonderful experience with the marriage of our daughter in Santa Fe. We are looking back at what we feel made the entire evening such a success and have to say that the music program that you provided was the single activity that made it all just fabulous.

From the Classical Guitarist on Friday at the Presidential Suite of the Eldorado Hotel to the String Quartet at The Loretto Chapel followed by La Marcha by the Mariachis to the great supper and dance music at La Fonda, you and your team did it all. You were the consummate MC and the selections that you, Gina and Jake chose were just great. We particularly liked your getting the women (only) up to dance as well as the surprise guest from the Delfonics. Also, the interactive table singing was a lot of fun and a perfect event to get everyone in the mood to party.

You did a great job and working with your music company gave us seamless coverage with a great sound that met all of our musical needs. You really made us look good. We now understand why couples change their wedding dates to make sure that they can get their music from Absolute Entertainment. Your group did a great job, absolutely!!!!

Thanks for your enthusiasm, high energy and professionalism. Our guests said that the wedding was “the best ever”.

Sincerely,

Dr. & Mrs. Francis T. Greene" Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ
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EZ4U2SAY
Wedding:
1/17/2010
5.0/5.0
" SOULSTICE SANTA FE'S playlist was amazing- some of the best songs from many decades.. great party, great band... you had everyone up and dancing and having a great time. Your upbeat energy, spirit and professionalism made the reception a fun night that none of us will ever forget. Many thanks! Nancy Fulton."
" SOULSTICE SANTA FE'S playlist was amazing- some of the best songs from many decades.. great party, great band... you had Read more...
" SOULSTICE SANTA FE'S playlist was amazing- some of the best songs from many decades.. great party, great band... you had everyone up and dancing and having a great time. Your upbeat energy, spirit and professionalism made the reception a fun night that none of us will ever forget. Many thanks! Nancy Fulton." Read less
Services Used: Band
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tater_tot
Wedding:
7/19/2009
4.6/5.0
My husband and I were very happy with our decision to hire a DJ for our afternoon wedding, considering that it was an afternoon wedding where getting people to dance would be a little difficult. The DJ's did a great job. The owner Vicky was fun to work with and she definitely knows how to run a wedding. She has a great list of musicians to work with. We were happy with her help in making our day perfect.
My husband and I were very happy with our decision to hire a DJ for our afternoon wedding, considering that it was an Read more...
My husband and I were very happy with our decision to hire a DJ for our afternoon wedding, considering that it was an afternoon wedding where getting people to dance would be a little difficult. The DJ's did a great job. The owner Vicky was fun to work with and she definitely knows how to run a wedding. She has a great list of musicians to work with. We were happy with her help in making our day perfect. Read less
Services Used: DJ

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