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Chuck Russo - Professional Disc Jockey

Madison , NJ
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Madison, NJ 07940 US (map)

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973-765-9081

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CHUCK RUSSO – Professional Disc Jockey offers disc jockey services for events and occasions in New Jersey and the surrounding area. Established in 1985, the business is now in its 29th... Read more
CHUCK RUSSO – Professional Disc Jockey offers disc jockey services for events and occasions in New Jersey and the surrounding area. Established in 1985, the business is now in its 29th year providing clients with a customer focused service at competitive prices.



I began my radio career in 1975 at WDHA-FM (105.5) in Randolph, NJ and most recently was heard on STAR 99.1 in Somerset, NJ. Fourteen years of on-air radio announcing, commercial production and corporate voice-over work have provided me the necessary tools to handle any type of affair.

Don't be fooled by the inexperienced! There's more to DJing than just playing music. It takes knowledge of music, experience behind a microphone and the ability to understand people. The average age of the wedding dj these days is between 22- 27 with about 2 years experience. Honestly, who would you rather have? Someone who has performed at over 2500 weddings or the inexperienced masses. Please visit my website at www.chuckrusso.com to learn more about what I can do for you.



the bottom line….more than 30 years in the music business. Read less
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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?
Liability Insurance
What additional equipment do you offer?
Flat Screen, Photobooth, Uplighting

REVIEWS

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Katie
Wedding:
5/6/2017
5.0/5.0
Chuck was amazing! He did the music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. We gave him a list of our music and he made the night fantastic. People didn't want to sit down for dinner they were having so much fun dancing! His sound system was great and he is really easy to work with. My mom surprised me with a second song after our mother/daughter dance and she said he was so willing to help her out and made it such a beautiful moment. I can't thank him enough.
Chuck was amazing! He did the music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. We gave him a list of our music and he Read more...
Chuck was amazing! He did the music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. We gave him a list of our music and he made the night fantastic. People didn't want to sit down for dinner they were having so much fun dancing! His sound system was great and he is really easy to work with. My mom surprised me with a second song after our mother/daughter dance and she said he was so willing to help her out and made it such a beautiful moment. I can't thank him enough. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
7/24/2016
5.0/5.0
Chuck was amazing! My husband knew from the first moment we met Chuck, and Chuck knew his favorite band and knew the song we wanted to have as our first dance, that he would be our DJ.He is quite in demand and we know why! He was open, friendly, professional and so knowledgeable about music. I am still getting compliments on the music, the pacing of the night, lighting and the photobooth which was a HUGE hit with our flower girls! I would recommend him to everyone! Chuck thanks for an amazing day - Love ya! Julie & David
Chuck was amazing! My husband knew from the first moment we met Chuck, and Chuck knew his favorite band and knew the song Read more...
Chuck was amazing! My husband knew from the first moment we met Chuck, and Chuck knew his favorite band and knew the song we wanted to have as our first dance, that he would be our DJ.He is quite in demand and we know why! He was open, friendly, professional and so knowledgeable about music. I am still getting compliments on the music, the pacing of the night, lighting and the photobooth which was a HUGE hit with our flower girls! I would recommend him to everyone! Chuck thanks for an amazing day - Love ya! Julie & David Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/22/2016
5.0/5.0
Chuck Russo was amazing to work with!! We had him do our Reception music, photobooth, and uplighting, all of which were incredible. He was a recommended vendor at the Olde Mill Inn where we were married. Of all the vendors we researched, he was by far the most experienced, professional, and organized DJ (check out his website!) He has this down to a science with very simple forms to fill out to get a feel of the flow of events, people involved, toasts, musical preferences. He even called a few days prior to our wedding to make sure he had correct pronunciations of names in our bridal party. He gave us most requested songs lists from every genre to choose from, but he has access to anything and everything you could want to hear. We are a very eclectic bunch musically. The bride's side were country music lovers and professional ballroom dancers. The grooms side are 80's rock era lovers. He definitely had his hands full, but pulled it all together seamlessly. He has a wonderful voice and presence. We could not have asked for more! He far exceeded our expectations. Everyone had a blast. Thanks Chuck!
Chuck Russo was amazing to work with!! We had him do our Reception music, photobooth, and uplighting, all of which were Read more...
Chuck Russo was amazing to work with!! We had him do our Reception music, photobooth, and uplighting, all of which were incredible. He was a recommended vendor at the Olde Mill Inn where we were married. Of all the vendors we researched, he was by far the most experienced, professional, and organized DJ (check out his website!) He has this down to a science with very simple forms to fill out to get a feel of the flow of events, people involved, toasts, musical preferences. He even called a few days prior to our wedding to make sure he had correct pronunciations of names in our bridal party. He gave us most requested songs lists from every genre to choose from, but he has access to anything and everything you could want to hear. We are a very eclectic bunch musically. The bride's side were country music lovers and professional ballroom dancers. The grooms side are 80's rock era lovers. He definitely had his hands full, but pulled it all together seamlessly. He has a wonderful voice and presence. We could not have asked for more! He far exceeded our expectations. Everyone had a blast. Thanks Chuck! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Chuck was an amazing DJ! He was very open to the song list that my fiance and I had sent to him. This was important to us, as we are huge music lovers! Most DJs stick with the same list of songs and often don't want to stray from this. But Chuck is unlike any other DJ in that his musical experience allows him to work with song choices and know where to place them. We were thrilled with the amount of our requested songs that were played and the ones Chuck threw in to keep the party going were perfect! It was amazing to see so many of our guests on the dance floor and more and more were dancing as the night went on! He is extremely professional, very responsive and a joy to speak with! Our DJ package included a photo booth and up-lighting and I would highly suggest this to anyone. The guests loved the photo booth and we received a book with a duplicate of everyone's pictures, a wonderful keepsake! The lighting was spectacular! It really set the mood and was a wonderful addition to the music! Trust me, it's worth it to have this package.
All in all, our wedding reception would not have been the same without Chuck as our DJ. Everything run so smoothly and everyone had so much fun!! Thanks, Chuck!
Chuck was an amazing DJ! He was very open to the song list that my fiance and I had sent to him. This was important to us, Read more...
Chuck was an amazing DJ! He was very open to the song list that my fiance and I had sent to him. This was important to us, as we are huge music lovers! Most DJs stick with the same list of songs and often don't want to stray from this. But Chuck is unlike any other DJ in that his musical experience allows him to work with song choices and know where to place them. We were thrilled with the amount of our requested songs that were played and the ones Chuck threw in to keep the party going were perfect! It was amazing to see so many of our guests on the dance floor and more and more were dancing as the night went on! He is extremely professional, very responsive and a joy to speak with! Our DJ package included a photo booth and up-lighting and I would highly suggest this to anyone. The guests loved the photo booth and we received a book with a duplicate of everyone's pictures, a wonderful keepsake! The lighting was spectacular! It really set the mood and was a wonderful addition to the music! Trust me, it's worth it to have this package.
All in all, our wedding reception would not have been the same without Chuck as our DJ. Everything run so smoothly and everyone had so much fun!! Thanks, Chuck! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We went to Chuck Russo based on a personal recommendation as also meeting him at the pre-wedding event.
Our was an interfaith, intercultural wedding with special requests made for Indian and American music.
That being said we did not know how to go about planning the day and had no wedding planner.
Chuck worked very patiently to first understand who we were and what we were looking for. He reassured us that he would take care of the wedding and reception music and keep the crowd engaged and dancing through the night.

Let me just say we had a fantastic wedding and reception. All our requests were incorporated and he did a phenomenal job mixing the Indian and American music while keeping the crowd entertained. Many of our guests still complement us on how well put together our wedding day was. All we put together was extremely professional people like Chuck and the rest was taken care of.

As advertised they was no fist pumping music and our wedding did not turn into a nightclub. The music played was temporally perfect and kept us dancing all night long. In regards the price he is very reasonable for the quality of service provided.

We are thankful to Chuck for being there for us and give him our highest recommendation.

Gautam & Sara.
We went to Chuck Russo based on a personal recommendation as also meeting him at the pre-wedding event.
Our was an Read more...
We went to Chuck Russo based on a personal recommendation as also meeting him at the pre-wedding event.
Our was an interfaith, intercultural wedding with special requests made for Indian and American music.
That being said we did not know how to go about planning the day and had no wedding planner.
Chuck worked very patiently to first understand who we were and what we were looking for. He reassured us that he would take care of the wedding and reception music and keep the crowd engaged and dancing through the night.

Let me just say we had a fantastic wedding and reception. All our requests were incorporated and he did a phenomenal job mixing the Indian and American music while keeping the crowd entertained. Many of our guests still complement us on how well put together our wedding day was. All we put together was extremely professional people like Chuck and the rest was taken care of.

As advertised they was no fist pumping music and our wedding did not turn into a nightclub. The music played was temporally perfect and kept us dancing all night long. In regards the price he is very reasonable for the quality of service provided.

We are thankful to Chuck for being there for us and give him our highest recommendation.

Gautam & Sara. Read less
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Joe
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
My first and strongest comment regarding Chuck is his utmost professionalism. From our very first meeting I could tell his background, experience and attention to detail stood out compared to other DJs I had met with. Other DJ companies randomly assign you a DJ the day of your wedding--a DJ whom you've never met, never worked with, and flat out don't know. Chuck PERSONALLY invests himself in making sure your wedding day is everything you want it to be. Chuck balances giving the bride and groom everything they want musically with making recommendations based on his experiences. Chuck perfectly executed our "special song requests" and constantly read the vibe of our guests to play the right songs at the right times. He was also able to book us a lighting technician which had an enormously positive impact on the overall atmosphere.
Aside from providing our music during the ceremony, Chuck also was able to connect me with The Nova Trio--a jazz band exclusively available through Chuck Russo Entertainment. The Nova Trio played during our cocktail hour and their performance was one of the biggest compliments we received regarding our wedding. They played Top 40 hits, classic rock and more--all in a very cool, very smooth jazz vibe.
Also, through Chuck we were also able to book a Violin and Cello duo to play during our ceremony, which added an unbelievably beautiful atmosphere to the day. They were even able to arrange and play a special song request that was particularly important to my bride.
Last, but certainly not least, I will say that all of the amazing services Chuck Russo provided (DJ, The Nova Trio, Strings Duo and lighting) come at a very affordable rate. Chuck was able to work within our budget and never made us feel pressured into services we didn't want or need. I highly recommend Chuck Russo to anyone looking for a highly professional, accommodating, versatile and affordable DJ for their wedding.
My first and strongest comment regarding Chuck is his utmost professionalism. From our very first meeting I could tell his Read more...
My first and strongest comment regarding Chuck is his utmost professionalism. From our very first meeting I could tell his background, experience and attention to detail stood out compared to other DJs I had met with. Other DJ companies randomly assign you a DJ the day of your wedding--a DJ whom you've never met, never worked with, and flat out don't know. Chuck PERSONALLY invests himself in making sure your wedding day is everything you want it to be. Chuck balances giving the bride and groom everything they want musically with making recommendations based on his experiences. Chuck perfectly executed our "special song requests" and constantly read the vibe of our guests to play the right songs at the right times. He was also able to book us a lighting technician which had an enormously positive impact on the overall atmosphere.
Aside from providing our music during the ceremony, Chuck also was able to connect me with The Nova Trio--a jazz band exclusively available through Chuck Russo Entertainment. The Nova Trio played during our cocktail hour and their performance was one of the biggest compliments we received regarding our wedding. They played Top 40 hits, classic rock and more--all in a very cool, very smooth jazz vibe.
Also, through Chuck we were also able to book a Violin and Cello duo to play during our ceremony, which added an unbelievably beautiful atmosphere to the day. They were even able to arrange and play a special song request that was particularly important to my bride.
Last, but certainly not least, I will say that all of the amazing services Chuck Russo provided (DJ, The Nova Trio, Strings Duo and lighting) come at a very affordable rate. Chuck was able to work within our budget and never made us feel pressured into services we didn't want or need. I highly recommend Chuck Russo to anyone looking for a highly professional, accommodating, versatile and affordable DJ for their wedding. Read less
Services Used: Band, DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Kat
Wedding:
1/23/2016
5.0/5.0
Chuck did an amazing/wonderful/above-and-beyond job DJ-ing our January 23rd wedding.

First and foremost, you may have noticed that 1/23/16 was the blizzard of the century. Not only did Chuck show up early to set up, he got stuck on the side of the road & had to get someone to tow him out of the snow- and he was still there! Then, he stayed overnight when the weather got too bad to drive! Just amazing. Chuck provided reassurances the whole week before our wedding as we panicked about the snow and we knew that we were going to have a DJ at our wedding no matter the weather.

Second, he played a great mix of old and new hits that had all of our guests dancing the whole night. We sent him a lengthy list of songs to play and he got a feel for the crowd and played the ones that fit them best. The whole room was on their feet through the entire reception! We had so many requests from our guests for his contact information so they could use him for their own events.

Third, I have to mention his lighting designer, Anthony, who lit the reception room. Anthony also made it to our wedding in the blizzard, made the room look like a winter wonderland & fulfilled every dream I ever had about how the room would look.

If you have a wedding in the New York/New Jersey metro area, you MUST use Chuck! He was available, kind, reassuring, dependable and the best DJ I've ever worked with.
Chuck did an amazing/wonderful/above-and-beyond job DJ-ing our January 23rd wedding.

First and foremost, you may Read more...
Chuck did an amazing/wonderful/above-and-beyond job DJ-ing our January 23rd wedding.

First and foremost, you may have noticed that 1/23/16 was the blizzard of the century. Not only did Chuck show up early to set up, he got stuck on the side of the road & had to get someone to tow him out of the snow- and he was still there! Then, he stayed overnight when the weather got too bad to drive! Just amazing. Chuck provided reassurances the whole week before our wedding as we panicked about the snow and we knew that we were going to have a DJ at our wedding no matter the weather.

Second, he played a great mix of old and new hits that had all of our guests dancing the whole night. We sent him a lengthy list of songs to play and he got a feel for the crowd and played the ones that fit them best. The whole room was on their feet through the entire reception! We had so many requests from our guests for his contact information so they could use him for their own events.

Third, I have to mention his lighting designer, Anthony, who lit the reception room. Anthony also made it to our wedding in the blizzard, made the room look like a winter wonderland & fulfilled every dream I ever had about how the room would look.

If you have a wedding in the New York/New Jersey metro area, you MUST use Chuck! He was available, kind, reassuring, dependable and the best DJ I've ever worked with. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Kim
Wedding:
1/2/2016
5.0/5.0
Chuck was recommended by the Bridgewater Manor for our daughter's wedding on January 2nd, 2016.

He was professional, planned well with us, and did a great job that evening.

We would wholeheartedly recommend Chuck for your wedding or special event.
Chuck was recommended by the Bridgewater Manor for our daughter's wedding on January 2nd, 2016.

He was Read more...
Chuck was recommended by the Bridgewater Manor for our daughter's wedding on January 2nd, 2016.

He was professional, planned well with us, and did a great job that evening.

We would wholeheartedly recommend Chuck for your wedding or special event. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
11/28/2015
5.0/5.0
Chuck was flat out amazing. He's incredibly experienced and very easy to work with. He did an amazing job at the reception - the music he played suited us and our guests perfectly, and keep the dance floor packed. We 100% recommend Chuck if you're looking for a DJ for your wedding!
Chuck was flat out amazing. He's incredibly experienced and very easy to work with. He did an amazing job at the reception Read more...
Chuck was flat out amazing. He's incredibly experienced and very easy to work with. He did an amazing job at the reception - the music he played suited us and our guests perfectly, and keep the dance floor packed. We 100% recommend Chuck if you're looking for a DJ for your wedding! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were very pleased with our experience working with Chuck Russo as our dj for our wedding reception. Guests continue to tell us what an amazing time they had during our reception, and we owe so much of that to Chuck. He has such a talent for managing both the flow of music as well as the diversity of styles of music throughout a reception. He took all of our requests/suggestions (including those songs we did not want played) into consideration and he arranged the music throughout the night in such a way that there were consistently guests on the dance floor. We also worked with Chuck to arrange a photo booth for the evening, which was a big hit with our guests.

We really enjoyed working with Chuck in the months leading up to our wedding. He is incredibly professional, and this was apparent with us from our first conversation with him. He has a ton of experience both in radio and at weddings, and he did not hesitate to give us his professional opinion, which we appreciated. However, there were a few times when we would need to follow up on emails we had sent to him with questions, but we recognize this was just a case of him being constantly busy with upcoming weddings, and we probably also had unreasonable expectations for responsiveness.

We highly recommend working with Chuck for your wedding. He is classy, professional, extremely knowledgeable, and will make sure you and your guests have a phenomenal time!
My husband and I were very pleased with our experience working with Chuck Russo as our dj for our wedding reception. Read more...
My husband and I were very pleased with our experience working with Chuck Russo as our dj for our wedding reception. Guests continue to tell us what an amazing time they had during our reception, and we owe so much of that to Chuck. He has such a talent for managing both the flow of music as well as the diversity of styles of music throughout a reception. He took all of our requests/suggestions (including those songs we did not want played) into consideration and he arranged the music throughout the night in such a way that there were consistently guests on the dance floor. We also worked with Chuck to arrange a photo booth for the evening, which was a big hit with our guests.

We really enjoyed working with Chuck in the months leading up to our wedding. He is incredibly professional, and this was apparent with us from our first conversation with him. He has a ton of experience both in radio and at weddings, and he did not hesitate to give us his professional opinion, which we appreciated. However, there were a few times when we would need to follow up on emails we had sent to him with questions, but we recognize this was just a case of him being constantly busy with upcoming weddings, and we probably also had unreasonable expectations for responsiveness.

We highly recommend working with Chuck for your wedding. He is classy, professional, extremely knowledgeable, and will make sure you and your guests have a phenomenal time! Read less
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