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Avalanche Entertainment

Roswell , GA
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3080 Northfield Place, Suite 111
Roswell, GA 30076 US (map)

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770-751-0000

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ABOUT US

Welcome To Avalanche Entertainment!

Atlanta, GA - Serving The Southeast
One Staff. Many Options.

Welcome to Atlanta's Entertainment Leaders. We pride ourselves... Read more
Welcome To Avalanche Entertainment!

Atlanta, GA - Serving The Southeast
One Staff. Many Options.

Welcome to Atlanta's Entertainment Leaders. We pride ourselves in sharing our expertise in service & event performance at a full time level. Your event will be professionally executed at the best price available with full-time professionals - guaranteed.

Our Staff Provides:
Disc Jockeys Live Bands Videography Staging & Lighting Voice Over Talent Casino Theme Parties Outdoor Movie Screens Inflatable Moonwalks

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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
Professional, Classy, Interactive
What is your usual attire?
Tuxedo or Suit/Tie for all formal events. The client chooses which meets their style best.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
No. We allow our Clients to 'click & pick' a song list of their choice all from our interactive online planning area.
How many other DJs do you work with?
Avalanche Entertainment is a full-time entertainment group made of mulitple DJs that practice this service as a living!
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
We do not have a minimum.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Absolutely. In fact, upon contacting Avalanche, you're invited into our office and facility to discuss your needs and details of the special occassion.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
Yes. We have DJs trained specifically for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Greek weddings, Indian weddings and more.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Yes. We have multiple lighting packages available as well as the Southeast's most intelligent "Video Dance Party".
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
Typical set up is 1-2 hours.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
No, however this can depend on the venue size and lighting package.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
Our level of interaction is chosen from the client on a Low, Medium, High and Very Interactive basis.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
No.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
N/A
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes. When choosing a full-time staff of professionals like Avalanche, you have immediate full-time & back-up support.
What is your overtime rate?
$75-$150/hour. This includes our Videography rate (if video is added to package).
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
No, unless outside of certain service areas. Atlanta & metro is included at no additional charge.

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Lindsay
Wedding:
10/7/2011
0.0/5.0
DON'T USE THEM!

I was very disappointed with my DJ and Avalanche Entertainment as a whole. I selected the company after speaking with a DJ several months before my wedding. I paid my deposit and was given access to planning forms. I was assured that my DJ would be able to play any song I included on those forms and that my DJ would be in contact with me closer to the wedding to go over timelines, music selections, and atmosphere. Fast forward to 3 weeks before the wedding. I tried to call/email/etc my DJ to set up the final planning meeting and submit the planning forms. No response. After repeated attempts to contact the DJ I had booked, I emailed the general company inbox. I received a message from the 'president' of the company stating that the DJ I had booked had quit and I would be assigned a new DJ. I'm not sure why I had to repeatedly call them before finding this out, but whatever. They sent someone different. I was never given contact information for this new DJ. I was repeatedly assured that he would do a great job and would receive all the info I had gone over with the previous DJ and the information in my planning forms. The new DJ spoke with me by phone twice before the wedding, both times brushing off my questions/concerns about the music and assuring me the day would be perfect. It wasn't.

On wedding day, the DJ arrived for the ceremony. The first two songs he played were Adele "Someone Like You" (depressing much?) and Carrie Underwood "Before he cheats" (seriously). What kind of DJ plays those songs to kick off a wedding?!?! To be fair, I hadn't specified these songs as "no play" songs in my planning forms - because I never would have expected to hear them at a wedding!!!! He kept starting songs, then pausing and playing the next - no tranisition, no smoothness, nothing. I could have done better on my mp3 player. In my planning forms and several emails, I specified exactly which songs I wanted played pre-ceremony and in what order. He didn't play them. I very clearly specified the parent's entrance song and then the wedding party entrance song. He played the wedding party entrance song (my song!!!) for the parent's entrance and then REPEATED IT for my entrance. Not OK.

Moving on to the reception - the music was scratchy and didn't flow together well. He had issues with volume control - I didn't really need my first dance song blasted to the heavens. We made it through the dinner ok, and then it came time to kick up the dancing. He did play a lot of upbeat songs and people came out to the floor, but, for some reason, as soon as a song came on that got people out of their seats, he changed the music. Literally, he would play one verse of a good song, people would come to the dance floor, and he would abruptly change it to something else. We all got confused and there was a lot of stopping and starting on the dance floor. In the planning forms, I was asked to indicate 'must play', 'play if possible', and 'do not play' songs. The DJ played most of the songs on my don't play list, didn't play songs on my must play list, and actually didn't even have one of the songs on my must play list. I requested a song from my must play list ("Then" by Brad Paisley, very special to me and my hubby) when I got sick of the endless upbeat music and wanted a slow song to dance to and he was like "NOPE, don't have it." How is that possible?? Why did I even waste my time picking songs? We also requested a good mix of slow/upbeat songs... which clearly didn't happen.

Finally, the DJ was asked to give the traditional wedding announcements - bride and groom entrance, buffet open, cake cutting, garter/bouquet toss, departure. He apparently LOST HIS VOICE!! So basically, our guests were confused, couldn't hear the announcements, and I (the bride) and a server had to repeat the announcements for him. A lot of my guests missed the cake cutting and tosses.

The most common question at the reception was "what's up with this DJ? he kind of sucks..." I looked like an idiot for booking him and feel like he kind of ruined my wedding.

I am extremely disappointed with this vendor and will not recommend or ever use them again. Many DJs in the area fall in the same price range and will probably provide better service.
DON'T USE THEM!

I was very disappointed with my DJ and Avalanche Entertainment as a whole. I selected the company Read more...
DON'T USE THEM!

I was very disappointed with my DJ and Avalanche Entertainment as a whole. I selected the company after speaking with a DJ several months before my wedding. I paid my deposit and was given access to planning forms. I was assured that my DJ would be able to play any song I included on those forms and that my DJ would be in contact with me closer to the wedding to go over timelines, music selections, and atmosphere. Fast forward to 3 weeks before the wedding. I tried to call/email/etc my DJ to set up the final planning meeting and submit the planning forms. No response. After repeated attempts to contact the DJ I had booked, I emailed the general company inbox. I received a message from the 'president' of the company stating that the DJ I had booked had quit and I would be assigned a new DJ. I'm not sure why I had to repeatedly call them before finding this out, but whatever. They sent someone different. I was never given contact information for this new DJ. I was repeatedly assured that he would do a great job and would receive all the info I had gone over with the previous DJ and the information in my planning forms. The new DJ spoke with me by phone twice before the wedding, both times brushing off my questions/concerns about the music and assuring me the day would be perfect. It wasn't.

On wedding day, the DJ arrived for the ceremony. The first two songs he played were Adele "Someone Like You" (depressing much?) and Carrie Underwood "Before he cheats" (seriously). What kind of DJ plays those songs to kick off a wedding?!?! To be fair, I hadn't specified these songs as "no play" songs in my planning forms - because I never would have expected to hear them at a wedding!!!! He kept starting songs, then pausing and playing the next - no tranisition, no smoothness, nothing. I could have done better on my mp3 player. In my planning forms and several emails, I specified exactly which songs I wanted played pre-ceremony and in what order. He didn't play them. I very clearly specified the parent's entrance song and then the wedding party entrance song. He played the wedding party entrance song (my song!!!) for the parent's entrance and then REPEATED IT for my entrance. Not OK.

Moving on to the reception - the music was scratchy and didn't flow together well. He had issues with volume control - I didn't really need my first dance song blasted to the heavens. We made it through the dinner ok, and then it came time to kick up the dancing. He did play a lot of upbeat songs and people came out to the floor, but, for some reason, as soon as a song came on that got people out of their seats, he changed the music. Literally, he would play one verse of a good song, people would come to the dance floor, and he would abruptly change it to something else. We all got confused and there was a lot of stopping and starting on the dance floor. In the planning forms, I was asked to indicate 'must play', 'play if possible', and 'do not play' songs. The DJ played most of the songs on my don't play list, didn't play songs on my must play list, and actually didn't even have one of the songs on my must play list. I requested a song from my must play list ("Then" by Brad Paisley, very special to me and my hubby) when I got sick of the endless upbeat music and wanted a slow song to dance to and he was like "NOPE, don't have it." How is that possible?? Why did I even waste my time picking songs? We also requested a good mix of slow/upbeat songs... which clearly didn't happen.

Finally, the DJ was asked to give the traditional wedding announcements - bride and groom entrance, buffet open, cake cutting, garter/bouquet toss, departure. He apparently LOST HIS VOICE!! So basically, our guests were confused, couldn't hear the announcements, and I (the bride) and a server had to repeat the announcements for him. A lot of my guests missed the cake cutting and tosses.

The most common question at the reception was "what's up with this DJ? he kind of sucks..." I looked like an idiot for booking him and feel like he kind of ruined my wedding.

I am extremely disappointed with this vendor and will not recommend or ever use them again. Many DJs in the area fall in the same price range and will probably provide better service. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
9/17/2011
0.0/5.0
DO NOT USE!!!
Wow. What can I say about this company that's good? Not a whole lot.

I originally booked them specifically because of one DJ. This DJ was apparently fired/quit about 2 months after I had signed contracts. No one bothered to tell me. I found out myself my noticing his name being removed from the website. I called, talked to Joel McGuire (owner) who explained that he was so sorry no one had contacted me and said he would pick a new dj for me. This isn't exactly a stellar response, but I figured I had no other choices. Literally every other DJ of theirs was booked. I figured this out after basically listing off every other dj on their site, he said none were available. After another month of not knowing what was going to happen Joel called and said he 'found' me a dj. DJ Joey Casanova of High Rock Entertainment. Well, I find out that this guy doesn't even work for them and he's a dj on his own that charges about $400 LESS per event than what I had already paid in FULL (BIG mistake!). I was furious. I scheduled a meeting with Joel for the next time I was in town (I live 6 hrs away) to talk about the situation. He agreed to do something to make up for the difference with my suggestion of them setting up a tv with a Wii for the kids. He agreed- a much cheaper alternative for him than giving me $400 back. I was pleased they tried to make amends at that time. Well, flash forward to day of wedding.

The music was OK- I could have put a better mix together from my iPhone. Most was NOT from my list. He also played the WRONG song for our first dance. We both stood there staring at him from the dance floor. I said "this isn't our song" To which he was like "What? Yes it is" We were just frozen on the floor till he finally got the right song on. It really messed up that special moment for us. He never mentioned our photo booth so a lot of people didn't even know it was there. The speaker outside wasn't working half of the night and was just popping and making horrid noises. He wasn't even at his table half of the time and I actually had multiple people tell me after the wedding that they saw him smoking and drinking outside on the rooftop with my guests! Who does that? So when I returned from my honeymoon I wrote Joel with my concerns. He hasn't even bothered to respond and it is 2 weeks later. What a horrible joke of a company. They were so completely unprofessional that I am baffled they call themselves #1 in ATL.
DO NOT USE!!!
Wow. What can I say about this company that's good? Not a whole lot.

I originally booked them Read more...
DO NOT USE!!!
Wow. What can I say about this company that's good? Not a whole lot.

I originally booked them specifically because of one DJ. This DJ was apparently fired/quit about 2 months after I had signed contracts. No one bothered to tell me. I found out myself my noticing his name being removed from the website. I called, talked to Joel McGuire (owner) who explained that he was so sorry no one had contacted me and said he would pick a new dj for me. This isn't exactly a stellar response, but I figured I had no other choices. Literally every other DJ of theirs was booked. I figured this out after basically listing off every other dj on their site, he said none were available. After another month of not knowing what was going to happen Joel called and said he 'found' me a dj. DJ Joey Casanova of High Rock Entertainment. Well, I find out that this guy doesn't even work for them and he's a dj on his own that charges about $400 LESS per event than what I had already paid in FULL (BIG mistake!). I was furious. I scheduled a meeting with Joel for the next time I was in town (I live 6 hrs away) to talk about the situation. He agreed to do something to make up for the difference with my suggestion of them setting up a tv with a Wii for the kids. He agreed- a much cheaper alternative for him than giving me $400 back. I was pleased they tried to make amends at that time. Well, flash forward to day of wedding.

The music was OK- I could have put a better mix together from my iPhone. Most was NOT from my list. He also played the WRONG song for our first dance. We both stood there staring at him from the dance floor. I said "this isn't our song" To which he was like "What? Yes it is" We were just frozen on the floor till he finally got the right song on. It really messed up that special moment for us. He never mentioned our photo booth so a lot of people didn't even know it was there. The speaker outside wasn't working half of the night and was just popping and making horrid noises. He wasn't even at his table half of the time and I actually had multiple people tell me after the wedding that they saw him smoking and drinking outside on the rooftop with my guests! Who does that? So when I returned from my honeymoon I wrote Joel with my concerns. He hasn't even bothered to respond and it is 2 weeks later. What a horrible joke of a company. They were so completely unprofessional that I am baffled they call themselves #1 in ATL. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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blane06
Wedding:
8/27/2011
4.8/5.0
Joel really does LOVE his job! And it shows when he runs your wedding. I had so many compliments on him. He was an active part of the wedding and not only played the perfect mix of music, but actually got on the dance floor with us!
Joel really does LOVE his job! And it shows when he runs your wedding. I had so many compliments on him. He was an active Read more...
Joel really does LOVE his job! And it shows when he runs your wedding. I had so many compliments on him. He was an active part of the wedding and not only played the perfect mix of music, but actually got on the dance floor with us! Read less
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DPecic
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
I couldn't say better things about Kirkly who was the DJ reception at our wedding! I would recommend any bride who wants to have fun and enjoy their reception with great music and dancing with family and friends choose Avalanche Entertainment. Kirkly did exactly what we wanted, which was to get our guests out on the dance floor! I requested a few songs be played at the reception, but gave Kirkly full control and he met as well as went over and beyond our expectations. Many of my guests stayed later than expected, and told my new husband and I that it was mainly because they were enjoying the music and dancing so much! Kirkly went over and beyond our expectations, and made our wedding a lively party and event. He was wonderful to work with, professional, and came with a great personality every time we saw him!! No DJ can compare!!!
I couldn't say better things about Kirkly who was the DJ reception at our wedding! I would recommend any bride who wants Read more...
I couldn't say better things about Kirkly who was the DJ reception at our wedding! I would recommend any bride who wants to have fun and enjoy their reception with great music and dancing with family and friends choose Avalanche Entertainment. Kirkly did exactly what we wanted, which was to get our guests out on the dance floor! I requested a few songs be played at the reception, but gave Kirkly full control and he met as well as went over and beyond our expectations. Many of my guests stayed later than expected, and told my new husband and I that it was mainly because they were enjoying the music and dancing so much! Kirkly went over and beyond our expectations, and made our wedding a lively party and event. He was wonderful to work with, professional, and came with a great personality every time we saw him!! No DJ can compare!!! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Transportation, Videography
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
We had the best time at our wedding and a large part of the was because of Harrison from Avalanche entertainment. He kept the party going and did a great job of reading the crowd for the best music selection. He also did little things to make the night even better. He is the BEST!
We had the best time at our wedding and a large part of the was because of Harrison from Avalanche entertainment. He kept Read more...
We had the best time at our wedding and a large part of the was because of Harrison from Avalanche entertainment. He kept the party going and did a great job of reading the crowd for the best music selection. He also did little things to make the night even better. He is the BEST! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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missy
Wedding:
6/11/2011
4.6/5.0
Joel did a great job, was a lot of fun and did everything we asked for!
Joel did a great job, was a lot of fun and did everything we asked for!
Joel did a great job, was a lot of fun and did everything we asked for! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Our DJ was Joel McGuire with Avalanche, and he was awesome! We had guests telling us at the reception how great he was, and even after the wedding people are still raving about our DJ.

Joel played exactly what we wanted during the ceremony, and it was perfect. He played great music during the reception, and was very interactive with the crowd. When someone requested a song that we had put on the "don't play list", he came and got our approval before the song was played. He has a wonderful personality...he's absolutely hilarious...and he was a joy to work with!
Our DJ was Joel McGuire with Avalanche, and he was awesome! We had guests telling us at the reception how great he was, Read more...
Our DJ was Joel McGuire with Avalanche, and he was awesome! We had guests telling us at the reception how great he was, and even after the wedding people are still raving about our DJ.

Joel played exactly what we wanted during the ceremony, and it was perfect. He played great music during the reception, and was very interactive with the crowd. When someone requested a song that we had put on the "don't play list", he came and got our approval before the song was played. He has a wonderful personality...he's absolutely hilarious...and he was a joy to work with! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.8/5.0
We used Ben from Avalanche Entertainment and were immensely pleased throughout the entire planning process with him. He did a good job at the wedding of keeping events moving along and played all the songs that we requested and none of the ones that we didn't want. The only detail that I could possibly complain about is that some of the songs that we special requested that weren't in the Avalanche catalog already were lacking in sound quality. But to be honest, I only noticed this after the wedding when listening to the cd that he had made for the event. Overall, great job!
We used Ben from Avalanche Entertainment and were immensely pleased throughout the entire planning process with him. He Read more...
We used Ben from Avalanche Entertainment and were immensely pleased throughout the entire planning process with him. He did a good job at the wedding of keeping events moving along and played all the songs that we requested and none of the ones that we didn't want. The only detail that I could possibly complain about is that some of the songs that we special requested that weren't in the Avalanche catalog already were lacking in sound quality. But to be honest, I only noticed this after the wedding when listening to the cd that he had made for the event. Overall, great job! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Emily
Wedding:
4/17/2010
4.8/5.0
We, and everyone else at our wedding, had a blast! This was largely due to our DJ. I would definitely recommend Avalanche entertainment for DJ services. They are a great company with 10+ DJs to choose from that have a wide range of capabilities and expertise.
We, and everyone else at our wedding, had a blast! This was largely due to our DJ. I would definitely recommend Avalanche Read more...
We, and everyone else at our wedding, had a blast! This was largely due to our DJ. I would definitely recommend Avalanche entertainment for DJ services. They are a great company with 10+ DJs to choose from that have a wide range of capabilities and expertise. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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caioandlacey
Wedding:
4/10/2010
4.2/5.0
Our DJ from Avalanche was Travis Gilbert. He was exactly as we wanted our DJ; energetic, crowd pleasing, and always kept the dance floor full. He was very easy to work with and tended to all of our needs. He even made a customized mix for a special dance for the bride. He listened to what we wanted and produced great results. While there were a few glitches in starting a few important songs, no one really noticed and we were overall highly pleased. We would definitely recommend him and Avalanche Entertainment for all of your DJ needs.
Our DJ from Avalanche was Travis Gilbert. He was exactly as we wanted our DJ; energetic, crowd pleasing, and always kept Read more...
Our DJ from Avalanche was Travis Gilbert. He was exactly as we wanted our DJ; energetic, crowd pleasing, and always kept the dance floor full. He was very easy to work with and tended to all of our needs. He even made a customized mix for a special dance for the bride. He listened to what we wanted and produced great results. While there were a few glitches in starting a few important songs, no one really noticed and we were overall highly pleased. We would definitely recommend him and Avalanche Entertainment for all of your DJ needs. Read less
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