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Chris Kelly Media & Entertainment!

Loveland , CO
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LOCATION

Loveland, CO US 80538 (map)

PHONE

970-673-7725

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ABOUT US

Greetings! And thank you for checking us out on Wedding Wire. My name is Chris Kelly, and along with my longtime friend and Music Director Ryan Kramer, we are beyond stoked at the chance... Read more
Greetings! And thank you for checking us out on Wedding Wire. My name is Chris Kelly, and along with my longtime friend and Music Director Ryan Kramer, we are beyond stoked at the chance to work with you on what no doubt will be the biggest day of your life. You may know one or both of us from more than 20 years combined on 96.1 KISS FM, Colorado Eagles hockey games or literally the hundreds of events we've emceed around town for the last thirteen or so years. We're excited to have finally taken our radio, concert and major event experience and parlayed it into weddings and private events as well!

What started out as "just for friends" has morphed into something huge: now we've been doing weddings for a few years and recently have kicked it into a MUCH higher gear. In fact, just this summer after I moved back from 10 months in Arizona (long story, maybe you heard!) we invested thousands of dollars into brand new, extremely high end equipment for the weddings and events we do. You will not be disappointed with the system we bring, believe me!

We are NOT your typical wedding DJ (the guy at your cousin's wedding, perhaps, that was trying to get everyone to do the hokey pokey). In fact, we take pride in knowing that our presentation is much different than your typical wedding DJ. BOTH Kramer and I are on site at every wedding ... he's 100% on the music, I wander and coordinate behind the scenes with your planner, venue, caterer, photographers, etc. and handle all the emcee duties. It's like two for the price of one!

No, we are not a "budget" DJ company, by any means. But we firmly believe in the phrase "you get what you pay for" and if there's anything not to skimp on when planning a wedding, believe me, it's the DJ and entertainment. We also do extensive competitive research to make sure in spite of our different tier of experience (and there being two of us at every wedding!) that we are not the most expensive option out there. Bottom line, we love to have a good time and are confident we can bring that good time to your wedding or special event, and we're not going to gouge your wallet in the process.

Give us a call at (970) 673-7725, visit ChrisKellyMedia.com or click "Contact Us" above now to get us started on a quote for your wedding. We appreciate your consideration! Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, 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:
We can be whatever you wish... a perk of the many different situations we've been thrown into over the years. If you'd like us polished, quiet and in the background with our hands folded, we can do that. If you want us in the middle of the dance floor spraying champagne all over the place, yeah, we can handle that too! One of the perks of both CK and Kramer being there, by the way, is that Kramer sticks on the music all night while CK can roam and coordinate things behind the scenes. You can usually find him in the back hallway with your coordinator working out scheduling of the night (as things inevitably change rapidly), coordinating surprises that the bride or groom want to work in last minute, lining up the bridal party, sobering up your uncle, etc. With just the one DJ your typical company provides, they're stuck in their corner all night or the music stops. In our case, the music plays on AND we're involved behind the scenes. Win-Win.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
Absolutely not ... as long as you give us a heads up on what you want with enough time for us to find it, we're all over it. We even have the ability to grab stuff on the fly, but we'd rather know well enough in advance so we can 100% keep our eye on the ball as the event is happening.
What is your usual attire?
No cheap clip on bow ties. Generally, we're in black suits with ties. If your wedding is casual, we can do that too. We want to blend with the attire of your guests, so how you tell us to dress is how we'll dress. And under no circumstances will we outdress the groom.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
99.9% of the time we have it or can get it. But in special cases, if there's a certain mix you want or a special song that wasn't ever released to the mainstream, we'll ask you to provide it.
How many other DJs do you work with?
We have three other DJ's besides CK and Kramer that are available for overflow booking or if you'd like another option. Good friends of ours that are also (or at one time were) in radio with us.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
About three and a half minutes, if you just need one song played. Can we put a smiley face here?
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Absolutely. We prefer it so we can sort through all the little details so you don't have to worry come day of your event.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Yes, we have a form that addresses all of your preferences, including stuff we should not play!
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We have limited cheesy lighting and prefer to subcontract the good stuff from some friends of ours when you need it. That said, we do have and offer some limited cheesy lighting. :)
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?
We don't require it, but it's nice when it's provided because the venue matches it to the decor of the room, so it's preferred. We set up early as we can get into the venue so we have have all the acoustics dialed in way before your guests begin arriving.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
In most cases, we're able to cram it all into the 6x6 foot space we get in the corner of the room!
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No. You're paying us to be there and we're not going to ham it up with some lame advertisement. We have cards if people ask, but otherwise the day is about you and not us.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
This is why you are interested in our services because it's our biggest selling point. With nearly 30 combined years in radio, we know brevity better than anyone. And since our music is beat mixed, you never have dead air in between songs. Kramer spins, CK talks over fades and intros, just like they would on the radio. It's a seamless, non-intrusive presentation that takes care of your business but keeps the party moving!
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
We bribe them. No, seriously, this does happen now and again when you have an insistent aunt or grandparent that wants a particular, dance floor clearing song played. The good news is we know what to play next to bring them back and keep them out there all night long.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Another perk of a two man show. Someone's always on the music, even if nature calls. We eat when and where nobody's watching, if we need to fuel up.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
Either Kramer or CK is always on the music, you'll never notice. :)
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
If you book us, we're there. Minus an act of God, and in that case, at least one of us is there with a different co-host, at a discounted rate.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
No, not weddings anyway. And nothing else within 4 hours of your event. Sometimes we'll have something non-event-DJ related happening in the same day, but it will never interfere.
What is your overtime rate?
It's negotiable based on the situation. Oftentimes it's no additional charge. Again, we charge by the event as a flat rate, not by the hour. Your event is worth far more to us than our time. We'll work it out.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Nope!
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
We require a 50% deposit to secure the date, refundable under certain terms and with advance notice.

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Chris was such a pleasure to work with! He was on top of every detail from the beginning and did exactly as we asked! Our wedding was ran smooth and headache free because of Chris and his team! He is open to anything and I strongly recommend Chris Kelly Media & Entertainment to everyone!!
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Taylor
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I got so many compliments on the music, thank you so much for locking on to the crowd and making it the most amazing time of our lives, awesome! Thank you soo much!!!!!
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Kate
Wedding:
8/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Hiring Chris and Ryan as our wedding DJs was a no-brainer. It was important to us to have a fun party with a DJ that wasn't run of the mill cheesy and lame and they completely delivered. From the very beginning they were so helpful and accessible for all of our questions and changes that came up along the way. They were very professional when dealing with our venue and wedding coordinator and Chris helped to orchestrate the entire evening so we didn't have to worry about a thing. The music for the whole night was perfect - half our guests were still dancing when the lights came on! We were so happy with their service and can't recommend them highly enough!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Hiring Chris and Ryan as our wedding DJs was a no-brainer. It was important to us to have a fun party with a DJ that wasn't run of the mill cheesy and lame and they completely delivered. From the very beginning they were so helpful and accessible for all of our questions and changes that came up along the way. They were very professional when dealing with our venue and wedding coordinator and Chris helped to orchestrate the entire evening so we didn't have to worry about a thing. The music for the whole night was perfect - half our guests were still dancing when the lights came on! We were so happy with their service and can't recommend them highly enough!
Services Used: DJ
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Kelsi
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
We loved having Chris Kelly at our wedding, we had an absolute blast! Chris was so helpful with making sure everything ran smoothly down from the moment we walked in with all the introductions, to helping hand out our dessert, making sure to play our favorite songs and our guests song requests, to the very last dance. Every one was entertained and he got out there and interacted with our guests and wedding party. We wouldn't change a thing it was perfect!
Services Used: DJ
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Kylie
Wedding:
8/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Chris and Ryan were AWESOME!!! They were so easy to work with and I felt like they really listened to everything we wanted. We got SO many compliments on our reception. You cannot go wrong with these guys!
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Stephanie D.
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Chris Kelly and Ryan Kramer are amazing! My husband and I wanted our wedding to be a fun celebration for our family and friends. They created the perfect atmosphere for the ceremony and for the party that followed. Chris and Ryan were great to work with. Not only did they deliver on every promise they made but they also helped us think through all of our decisions along the way. On our wedding day, the weather forced the ceremony to be moved to a different location than originally planned. Chris and Ryan worked quickly and professionally to insure that the ceremony music went off without a hitch. I would highly recommend Chris Kelly and Ryan Kramer for any event!
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Megan
Wedding:
9/27/2013
4.7/5.0
Chris and Kramer were amazing! Our wedding weather wasn't the greatest and the flexibilty they showed for the ceremony was amazing. Chris was almost like a wedding coordinator, cueing my bridal party to enter at specific intervals, etc. They kept the party going and responded immediately to all requests. All of our guests complimented our entire wedding and the dance floor was never empty. They come with a price, but that price is more than worth the execution. Don't go cheap on your DJ!!! You won't regret using them!
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