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Dave Salonia Productions

Berlin , CT
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PO Box 8042
Berlin, CT US 06037 (map)

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860-966-7737

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ABOUT US

Your wedding is going to be one of the most important days of your life. That’s why you need Dave Salonia Productions to do it right! Having performed at thousands of weddings in New... Read more
Your wedding is going to be one of the most important days of your life. That’s why you need Dave Salonia Productions to do it right! Having performed at thousands of weddings in New England and NY for over 25 years, we have the experience, musical knowledge, and creativity to expertly weave your requests into a seamless program of non-stop fun and enjoyment for all ages! We now feature 24/7 on-line event and music programming to help you create just the right feel and atmosphere for you and your guests! For these reasons, award-winning Dave Salonia Productions continues to be one of the most-requested DJ services in the area! Read less
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What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, 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:
Very flexible and adaptive to client's needs. We can be everything from laid-back to very interactive. Most clients like an energy level that's somewhere in the middle.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
Only the length of the reception will dictate how much music can be selected and played.
What is your usual attire?
Full tuxedo unless other attire is requested.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
No, we will provide the music through our vast computer database of 70,000+ songs.
How many other DJs do you work with?
Currently, two other DJ's are on staff.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
3 hours but we have found that 5 hours is standard for a wedding reception, including cocktail hour. For a ceremony, additional time (1/2-1 hour is usually needed.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Absolutely! In addition to an initial, no-obligation consultation, we offer a face-to-face final review with your DJ 30 days before the wedding.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
We can do Latin, Italian, Portugese, Polish, Irish music
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Yes, clients can select must play, play if possible, and do not play selections through our 24/7 on-line music planning system.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes, state of the art digital equipment is brought to each event, along with full backups on ALL equipment.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Dance Floor Lighting, Architectural Up Lighting, Video Slide Shows, Gobos, Low Lying Fog, Remote Power supply, Confetti canons, and Bubbles are available.
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?
1 to 1-1/2 hours depending on the special equipment selected.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
No, a 5'x8' space and dedicated power supply are all that's required for us to perform at your event.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Yes, normally an attractive, round company logo, 16" in diameter. Sign can be easily removed per client or facility request.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
Yes, we provide total event coordination with facility, and other vendors including photographer and videographer.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
Use of professional MC skills, along with the right music played at the right time.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We do not take breaks. Meals are appreciated but not required. We only ask that you tell us in advance if we will not be invited for dinner.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
N/A. We don't take breaks. There is always at least one DJ at the console.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Two DJ's are at each event so backup is automatically provided. In the rare case of emergency, one DJ can successfully perform the job. We also belong to the American DJ Association, which has an emergency network of DJ's available for dispatch.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Yes, but only if the time slots are compatible.
What is your overtime rate?
We don't quote prices over the Internet.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
No extra charge for CT, MA or NY within a 1 hour radius of Central CT.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
We don't quote prices over the Internet.

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Ashley
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
We chose Dave Salonia Productions to play at our wedding after attending a wedding that he MCed. I knew instantly that we had to have him too.

Dave was wonderful to work with. He was responsive and flexible throughout the entire process. At the wedding, he kept everyone on the dance floor and played the perfect assortment of music to keep all age ranges happy; he really created a fun wedding environment! We are still getting comments from our guests about how good our DJ and MC were. We couldn't be happier.

I recommend Dave to all of my friends and family.
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Deb
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
We are so happy we went with Dave Salonia Productions for our DJ at our daughter's wedding! He is a wonderful Master of Ceremonies with so much enthusiasm and professionalism, highly attentive to our questions and concerns, and above all, he can really get a crowd dancing and having a fantastic time. Our guests are still talking about how much fun they had at the reception, how they have never enjoyed a wedding as much as ours! Dave clearly has so much fun being an MC; he gets out on the dance floor to teach the guests the dances and dances right along with them! He ran a fun-filled dollar game where we raffled off the centerpieces. He ran a well-organized and constantly entertaining series of activities (first dance, parent-bride/groom dances, cutting of the cake, etc.) to keep the guests engaged and entertained the whole evening. What a wonderful evening....thanks to Dave's personality and planning. He clearly loves what he does and does it enthusiastically!
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Julie
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
We had MANY options for possible DJ's but as soon as we met Dave we KNEW it had to be Dave!
Dave has a classic and original style about him. He guided us on which songs to put where and up'ed the ante on songs we love..it seems like he found ones that we loved even more then the ones we came to him with! He was GREAT to work with on putting the list together, and EVEN BETTER on our wedding day. He moved everything and everyone along in a most perfectly natural way! He literally had every single person at our wedding on the dance floor at one time or another...or at the same time! His introductions were clear, articulate, accurate, and praiseworthy. We just loved Dave and would use him again handsdown for any future event/party. Thank you Dave!
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Christine<3Paul
Wedding:
3/3/2012
5.0/5.0
We really wanted our wedding to be fun and memorable- and the DJ is really the guy that either makes it, or breaks it. Dave Salonia had our guests dancing on the dance floor all night long. Family and friends still talk about what a great time they had. Most importantly my husband and I had a blast at our wedding as well. We owe that most in part to Dave. He listened to what we wanted and he surpassed our expectations. We highly recommend Dave Salonia as a DJ.

Thanks Dave for the wonderful memories!!! :)
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pgacek06
Wedding:
3/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Dave- You made our wedding and our wedding reception amazing!!! I can't thank you enough. It was perfect! The music selection for the ceremony was perfect.

Now as for the wedding reception, you kept the party going all night. People were dancing before dinner, during dinner, and into their bedrooms! Everyone I have spoken with has told me they had a wonderful time and the music was a perfect mix. You made the whole evening enjoyable for all the age groups (20 to 90 year old guests), not to mention the quality of the sound of your equipment.

All of our friends are still talking about what a great time they had, and how amazing you were! Christine and I have been to a bunch of wedding receptions and this one just felt like no other, as far as people actually getting out and having a good time and that credit definitely goes to you. You definitely rocked the party like know one else can!!

We appreciate all that you did to make our wedding perfect, thanks again for all of your help and for making our wedding so special! P.S. Thanks for going above and beyond to find songs that we wanted that were not even on i-tune's. I will say it again you were amazing! Honestly we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you were absolutely wonderful! Thank you. We would love to give a reference for you anytime.

Thanks,
Paul and Christine
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Robert
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Dave was a wealth of knowledge for us! He was not only a great master of ceremony but was a mentor as well in helping us plan the details of our wedding. We definitely recommend his services for your special event. DJ Dave's website is an extremely useful tool in selecting the desired genre and feeling of the songs and playlists. Our dance floor was full the entire night and many guests commented on how wonderful they thought the DJ was!! Bring your dancing shoes!!
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SheilaO
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Dave Salonia Productions recently DJ'd my wedding ceremony and reception and did an amazing job. He was patient with me (since I really wasn't to sure what I want) and worked well with the other vendors that I used as well as my family. He knows just about every song out there and if he doesn't he can get it for you (like the song that my now husband requested from animal house that is played by a fake band... which Dave found and played!!) He obviously loves DJing and music in general. He keep everyone dancing for the whole night from my teenage cousins to my 85 year old grandpa!! I would highly recommend him for your next event!
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Mrs.DFL
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Dave Salonia is a MUST HAVE at your wedding!!! He was completely awesome, everyone absolutely LOVED him at our's. He and his assistant were very professional, and kept the crown going the entire time! We will definitely have him at all of our future events requiring a dj!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/14/2010
4.5/5.0
Atmosphere productions appointed Dave Salonia as our DJ. He was very attentive, easy to work with, and extremely nice. He was willing to work with us to be present as much or as little as we wanted him to. We were allowed to choose as many songs selections as we liked or just give him genres to work with. A few things to note was that towards the end of the night they played more "club remixes" of the songs we suggested and it just a little too much. Overall though, it was a very good experience and would recommend him.
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Michelleski
Wedding:
7/10/2010
4.8/5.0
Dave is a professional DJ and natural entertainer. He has an excellent sense of how the crowd is feeling and keeps the vibe going with his mosic choices. The number of people on a dance floor is a good sign of how well the DJ is performing and our dance floor was literally full all night. Thanks Dave for making our special day even more special and memorable.
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erin
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Dave Salonia is definately a must have!! He provided us with an experience we will never forget.. His professionalism, and knowledge of the music industry is a true testament to his love for music and making your reception the best it can be....we got endless complements of how he kept the dance floor rocking with great music!! We also had a few last minute changes which he accomodated flawlessly........another aspect that dave was great at is we gave him the decision-making on what music to play...we gave ideas about what groups we like and some songs that had to be played but other than that we left it up to him(we are not that muscially inclined), and he did a fantastic job relating what we like to what he played!! We would highly recommend for your wedding!! On a side note get the gobo lighting, it gives your day that special touch!! Thanks for everything dave!!!!!
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Johanna
Wedding:
3/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Dave was very professional…he kept our guests busy on the dance floor by playing lots of fun, upbeat music. We have had many complements for throwing a great party, many of which were for the great DJ. He asked us what we wanted for our wedding and guided us through the process by giving his input when we needed it. Thanks Dave for making it a great day we will always remember!
Tim and Johanna Oppel
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Andrew
Wedding:
1/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Dave was the DJ at our Wedding on Jan 30, 2010. He was a true professional and a great entertainer. I have recommended him to a number of people that are thinking about marriage. He kept the dance floor rocking and was very interactive with the entire crowd. You know you got a good DJ when everyone continously talks about him. Dave personally made music for us and was very motivated and actively engaged in the pre planning process. I truly recommend him if you want a night full of games, fun and dancing.
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Jamie
Wedding:
11/21/2009
5.0/5.0
We spoke to several DJs and Dave was the very first DJ that asked us what we wanted from him instead of him telling us how it will be run. We met with him a few times so that he could understand our needs. He was extremely professional during our reception, especially considering the problems our venue was creating. He helped save the day and created a fun atmosphere. He even joined us on the dance floor and led us in a dance! Many of our guests commented on how wonderful he was and what a great time they had!
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JEAN NELSON
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Dave Salonia was our DJ for our November 7, 2009 wedding. Dave worked with us to make our wedding reception perfect, and unforgettable! We and ALL our guests had THE TIME OF OUR LIFE. Perfectly said, "if you didn't have a good time at the wedding, it would had been your own fault." The dance floor was never empty throughout the entire reception. Dave did such a fantastic job, and worked with us on the music selections, making our Military Wedding day quite the success, and we planned our wedding in only a month and a half of a time span. We would recommend Dave Salonia for anyone that is planning a wedding or any event for that matter. He is very professional, friendly, and funny, and will really make your event special, and a time you and your guests will remember for a lifetime!
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RStein
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Dave Salonia is the best DJ! He got all our guest up and dancing the whole evening! Dave was very professional and granted all our music requests. Our families backgrounds are very different and Dave was able to mix latin/spanish songs in with 60's oldies and bigband swing music to make everyone feel confortable. We would recommend Dave to any couple looking for a high energy, professional, fun DJ!
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KPatterson
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Dave helped make our reception amazing. Its seemed like our dance floor was never empty. He took the time to help us put together a selection of music that my husband and I enjoy listening to. Everyone told us that they enjoyed our music and you could not help but get up and dance. I would highly recommend Dave, he helped make our day even more memorable. Thank you Dave!
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Dana
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Dave provided the music for my August 2009 wedding and I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for DJ services!! He got everyone up out of their seats and on the dance floor!! He was so much fun yet still profesional, kept the party going, and really played a key role in making my wedding such a fun night for everyone. I absolutely give Dave 5 stars in all categories!! Thank you, Dave!!
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