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Backthird Entertainment

Geneva , IL
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LOCATION

127 S. First St., Suite 102
Geneva, IL 60134 US (map)

PHONE

630-264-2366

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ABOUT US

Look, you're nice people. But you're not normal.

And your wedding DJ's gonna have to be ok with that.

Backthird combines live music, DJs and uplighting in whatever... Read more
Look, you're nice people. But you're not normal.

And your wedding DJ's gonna have to be ok with that.

Backthird combines live music, DJs and uplighting in whatever curious way makes sense to you. Your Account Manager works with you from the start to make the plan that's best. Your DJ works with you 'til the end to execute your weirdo details in the way that makes you smile.

Don't be cookie-cutter. Be a strange cookie. It's ok.

...aaand now we want cookies. Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres do you specialize in?
Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Top 40
What services do you offer?
Consultation, Do-Not-Play List, Liability Insurance, MC, One Event/Day
What additional equipment do you offer?
Microphones, Sound/PA System, Uplighting

REVIEWS

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Kim
Wedding:
4/22/2017
5.0/5.0
Backthird was great. Our account manager communicated pretty frequently which was nice to know we were top of mind - without being excessive... and the reminders to fill out the online portal were very helpful :). Kelvon was our DJ and even though we were his first brunch wedding he did AMAZING! Our guests were dancing all day and we got a bunch of compliments on how fun the mix of music was. I also really appreciated how he kept us on schedule, while still checking in with me and my husband to make sure timing was working for us during the reception. He even ran to get us a plate and knife to cut the cake when the reception venue forgot to!
Backthird was great. Our account manager communicated pretty frequently which was nice to know we were top of mind - Read more...
Backthird was great. Our account manager communicated pretty frequently which was nice to know we were top of mind - without being excessive... and the reminders to fill out the online portal were very helpful :). Kelvon was our DJ and even though we were his first brunch wedding he did AMAZING! Our guests were dancing all day and we got a bunch of compliments on how fun the mix of music was. I also really appreciated how he kept us on schedule, while still checking in with me and my husband to make sure timing was working for us during the reception. He even ran to get us a plate and knife to cut the cake when the reception venue forgot to! Read less
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Matt
Wedding:
3/25/2017
5.0/5.0
We hired DJ Keaton Michael and he was the best. He was completely accommodating and did everything exactly as we requested it. He was extremely friendly and a great MC. Everyone at the wedding raved about how much of a good time they had and DJ Keaton was an important part of making our night special.
We hired DJ Keaton Michael and he was the best. He was completely accommodating and did everything exactly as we requested Read more...
We hired DJ Keaton Michael and he was the best. He was completely accommodating and did everything exactly as we requested it. He was extremely friendly and a great MC. Everyone at the wedding raved about how much of a good time they had and DJ Keaton was an important part of making our night special. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
A great experience. From selecting the songs on their website, to the calls with the DJ, to the intros & dance floor, everything was easy to do and very exciting. They worked with our style and our guest demographic and delivered! DJ Keaton got everyone dancing and kept them dancing!
A great experience. From selecting the songs on their website, to the calls with the DJ, to the intros & dance floor, Read more...
A great experience. From selecting the songs on their website, to the calls with the DJ, to the intros & dance floor, everything was easy to do and very exciting. They worked with our style and our guest demographic and delivered! DJ Keaton got everyone dancing and kept them dancing! Read less
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Valerie
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
DJ Keaton was phenomenal! Our families have been raving about how perfect he captured my husband and I's personalities and kept everyone dancing the night away. Everything was absolutely perfect and we owe a large portion of the success of our reception to how well Keaton listened to our vision. Thank you for making our big day so memorable!
DJ Keaton was phenomenal! Our families have been raving about how perfect he captured my husband and I's personalities and Read more...
DJ Keaton was phenomenal! Our families have been raving about how perfect he captured my husband and I's personalities and kept everyone dancing the night away. Everything was absolutely perfect and we owe a large portion of the success of our reception to how well Keaton listened to our vision. Thank you for making our big day so memorable! Read less
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Tabitha
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was on October 1st, 2016 and we had Kelvon as our DJ. He was absolutely AMAZING! He used our musical taste and blended it with songs that fit right in with what we wanted. We couldn't have asked for a better person to DJ our wedding. If you truly want to have a fun wedding (we had to kick everyone out at the end of the night because they kept dancing!), he is your guy and will make your wedding music what you wanted and more! We can't thank Kelvon enough, you made our day so special! My husband and I are huge music lovers so this was very important to us and he did not disappoint!
Our wedding was on October 1st, 2016 and we had Kelvon as our DJ. He was absolutely AMAZING! He used our musical taste and Read more...
Our wedding was on October 1st, 2016 and we had Kelvon as our DJ. He was absolutely AMAZING! He used our musical taste and blended it with songs that fit right in with what we wanted. We couldn't have asked for a better person to DJ our wedding. If you truly want to have a fun wedding (we had to kick everyone out at the end of the night because they kept dancing!), he is your guy and will make your wedding music what you wanted and more! We can't thank Kelvon enough, you made our day so special! My husband and I are huge music lovers so this was very important to us and he did not disappoint! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
9/10/2016
5.0/5.0
I got married about a month ago and we used one of their DJs, her name was Stephanie and she was so great!!! She was so sweet and very accommodating. We got to request several songs and she played all of them and then she got to pick the rest of the music and she did a great job! It flowed nicely, it kept people on the dance floor the whole time which is great. I got several compliments from guests on how much they loved the music. I was also so grateful for her attention to detail. One of my friends recently got married and they never did a mic check for the wedding so there was no sound for the ceremony! Stephanie was very diligent about everything working correctly and making sure everyone could hear clearly, we had a friend do music during the ceremony and she was very helpful setting him up. We seriously could not have been happier, Stephanie was the best, and I would definitely recommend her to anyone!
I got married about a month ago and we used one of their DJs, her name was Stephanie and she was so great!!! She was so Read more...
I got married about a month ago and we used one of their DJs, her name was Stephanie and she was so great!!! She was so sweet and very accommodating. We got to request several songs and she played all of them and then she got to pick the rest of the music and she did a great job! It flowed nicely, it kept people on the dance floor the whole time which is great. I got several compliments from guests on how much they loved the music. I was also so grateful for her attention to detail. One of my friends recently got married and they never did a mic check for the wedding so there was no sound for the ceremony! Stephanie was very diligent about everything working correctly and making sure everyone could hear clearly, we had a friend do music during the ceremony and she was very helpful setting him up. We seriously could not have been happier, Stephanie was the best, and I would definitely recommend her to anyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My bride and I selected Backthird Entertainment to provide music for the cocktail reception, dinner and dancing at our wedding and we were very pleased with the results.
It was really “one stop shopping” in that they could provide the performers for whatever musical needs we had. I met with Amanda, our Account Manager, some six months before the event and we mapped out what our needs were, the options we had and what the cost would be. There are various musicians and DJs in the Backthird stable and we ended up choosing Gemini Strings for cocktail and dinner music and Andrew as our DJ. Through the whole process right up to the week of the event Amanda kept in communication with me, providing contact information for the musicians and DJ, making sure we filled out our preference forms, and generally ensuring things were on track.
Gemini Strings played instrumental music and the mood or style for cocktails was smooth but upbeat, and dinner was a little more subdued. Dorothy, the head of the group, and I spoke on the phone two weeks before the event and she got a good feel of what we were looking for. They provided just the right touch for our event and we were very pleased with Gemini Strings in all respects.
We followed a similar process with Andrew, our DJ. Ten days before the event we met and went over the type of music we wanted, the age range of people who would be at the event, what songs we wanted for our cake cutting, first dance, bouquet toss, etc. and some special announcements that were needed. Andrew took it all in and on the day of the event did a terrific job. He made sure our “must play” list was completed, read the crowd in terms of songs to play, changing pace when called for, had a special anniversary dance/game that was fun, and made sure the night kept moving along and most everyone had fun on the dance floor.
The music Backthird provided helped make our wedding a success and I'd recommend them without hesitation.
My bride and I selected Backthird Entertainment to provide music for the cocktail reception, dinner and dancing at our Read more...
My bride and I selected Backthird Entertainment to provide music for the cocktail reception, dinner and dancing at our wedding and we were very pleased with the results.
It was really “one stop shopping” in that they could provide the performers for whatever musical needs we had. I met with Amanda, our Account Manager, some six months before the event and we mapped out what our needs were, the options we had and what the cost would be. There are various musicians and DJs in the Backthird stable and we ended up choosing Gemini Strings for cocktail and dinner music and Andrew as our DJ. Through the whole process right up to the week of the event Amanda kept in communication with me, providing contact information for the musicians and DJ, making sure we filled out our preference forms, and generally ensuring things were on track.
Gemini Strings played instrumental music and the mood or style for cocktails was smooth but upbeat, and dinner was a little more subdued. Dorothy, the head of the group, and I spoke on the phone two weeks before the event and she got a good feel of what we were looking for. They provided just the right touch for our event and we were very pleased with Gemini Strings in all respects.
We followed a similar process with Andrew, our DJ. Ten days before the event we met and went over the type of music we wanted, the age range of people who would be at the event, what songs we wanted for our cake cutting, first dance, bouquet toss, etc. and some special announcements that were needed. Andrew took it all in and on the day of the event did a terrific job. He made sure our “must play” list was completed, read the crowd in terms of songs to play, changing pace when called for, had a special anniversary dance/game that was fun, and made sure the night kept moving along and most everyone had fun on the dance floor.
The music Backthird provided helped make our wedding a success and I'd recommend them without hesitation. Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ
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Jonathan
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
DJ Kelvon did an AWESOME job at our wedding! He was a true professional and was very attentive to our needs. He did a great job of incorporating music that everyone could enjoy (young and old people alike) and we were very pleased! Everyone was on the dance floor all night! We highly recommend Backthird and especially Kelvon to all our friends and anyone looking for a DJ in the chicagoland area.
DJ Kelvon did an AWESOME job at our wedding! He was a true professional and was very attentive to our needs. He did a Read more...
DJ Kelvon did an AWESOME job at our wedding! He was a true professional and was very attentive to our needs. He did a great job of incorporating music that everyone could enjoy (young and old people alike) and we were very pleased! Everyone was on the dance floor all night! We highly recommend Backthird and especially Kelvon to all our friends and anyone looking for a DJ in the chicagoland area. Read less
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Victoria
Wedding:
8/13/2016
5.0/5.0
Backthird Entertainment was amazing to work with. They have amazing communication and really made us feel like they were there for us. They helped us with reminders and planning everything that went into our wedding day. I would highly recommend them.
Backthird Entertainment was amazing to work with. They have amazing communication and really made us feel like they were Read more...
Backthird Entertainment was amazing to work with. They have amazing communication and really made us feel like they were there for us. They helped us with reminders and planning everything that went into our wedding day. I would highly recommend them. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ
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Amy
Wedding:
8/13/2016
5.0/5.0
We used Backthird for our wedding reception. For our cocktail hour we had a saxophone and pianist, Dan was easy to work with and everyone enjoyed having live music during the cocktail hour. The DJ we were supposed to have cancelled on us at the last minute (about 1.5 weeks) and instead DJ Keaton stepped in. The night turned out better than we could have planned and everyone was dancing all night long. He had to reschedule a vacation for us and we really appreciate it. Our venue had difficult acoustics but Keaton made it work! Amanda was our BackThird account manager and she was so helpful throughout the process. She contacted us and kept us informed every step of the way. I would definitely recommend Backthird to others.
We used Backthird for our wedding reception. For our cocktail hour we had a saxophone and pianist, Dan was easy to work Read more...
We used Backthird for our wedding reception. For our cocktail hour we had a saxophone and pianist, Dan was easy to work with and everyone enjoyed having live music during the cocktail hour. The DJ we were supposed to have cancelled on us at the last minute (about 1.5 weeks) and instead DJ Keaton stepped in. The night turned out better than we could have planned and everyone was dancing all night long. He had to reschedule a vacation for us and we really appreciate it. Our venue had difficult acoustics but Keaton made it work! Amanda was our BackThird account manager and she was so helpful throughout the process. She contacted us and kept us informed every step of the way. I would definitely recommend Backthird to others. Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ

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