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Desert Music Entertainment

Phoenix & San Diego
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Phoenix & San Diego, US

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480-967-7333

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ABOUT US

Desert Music Entertainment DJs and Videography has been awarded the Brides Choice Award for 2011, 2012 and 2013 for providing outstanding customer service. Only the top 5% of wedding... Read more
Desert Music Entertainment DJs and Videography has been awarded the Brides Choice Award for 2011, 2012 and 2013 for providing outstanding customer service. Only the top 5% of wedding vendors in the country are given this award. We are Arizona and San Diego's MOST experienced and affordable Disc Jockey entertainment and Videography company. Experience DOES matter. We have some of the most experienced wedding DJ entertainers in Arizona and San Diego. All of our DJs have performed at over 200 events which translates into YEARS of actual DJ experience. Not all parties are just about great music, sometimes you need to convey your message. Our DJs possess professional voices and unflappable stage presence. Don't leave the musical entertainment, for your event, to chance, make an informed decision by contacting Desert Music Entertainment for professional, reasonably priced disc jockey entertainment for your special event.

Call us NOW to check on our availability for your wedding (the popular dates fill up early, so don't hesitate, contact us now.) You can reach us in Arizona at 480-967-7333 or in San Diego at 855-967-7888 or by email at jj@DesertMusicEntertainment.com. 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:
You can pick your DJ personality from mild to wild, it's your choice but we will NEVER be cheesy or over-the-top.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
We have tens of thousands of songs that we bring to each event so if there are any last minute requests, we should have them.
What is your usual attire?
Normal attire for our DJs is a black tuxedo, however, some events don't call for such formal wear so anything from business casual to Halloween costumes can be accomodated.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
The only time we ask a client to provide a song for us is if that song just isn't available which doesn't really happen anymore.
How many other DJs do you work with?
We have five of the most experienced, professional DJs, in Arizona, on staff. We can find just the 'right' DJ personality for your event.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
We do have a three hour minimum requirement for any event that we do.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
You can meet your DJ anytime before you book, as a matter of fact, we encourage you to do that, so you can see if the DJ's personality is a good fit for you.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
We have done numerous ethnic events over the years, however, we don't 'specialize' in any ethnicity.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Yes, a client can submit a 'DO NOT PLAY' list (we encourage it so we don't play a song that the client may not like or have a not so happy memory attached to it.)
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes, we bring EVERYTHING we need to provide the quality performance that our clients want and expect.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We offer a number of special equipment items that can make any event special and unique. We offer club lighting, mirrorball like effects, accent lighting, custom image projection and large video screen projection.
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 usually arrive anywhere from 1 1/2 to 2 hours before the event is to start to set-up our equipment, do a sound check and then make any adjustments that need to be made.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
Depending on the equipment options choosen by the client, we would not need any extra space, however, if a client would select our large video projection or something similar, then, yes, we would need some additional space.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No we do not use any sort of signage at any event. If a guest is interested in our services and approaches us at an event, we will discreetly provide them with a business card.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
Yes, we are the 'emcee' at any event and there are times when we have to talk more than other times as the emcee, however, once the party is going we are NOT going to interrupt the flow of the event just to say something meaningless.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
That's easy, every crowd can be motivated to dance, you just have to find out what motivates them. A professional DJ will try different genres of music or he may have to try a group participation event (game or dance) but an experienced DJ will find something to get the crowd going.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
A DJ shouldn't have to take a break, once the music starts, that's what longer songs are for. As far as providing a meal for the DJ, it is not required.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
Once again, we do not take breaks.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We ALWAYS have a back-up DJ on call with back-up equipment just in case of emergencies.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Being that we have multiple DJs on staff, yes, we do book multiple events on any given day, however, a DJ will ONLY perform at one event per day.
What is your overtime rate?
Our overtime rate is $75 an hour, if booked in advance, and $90 an hour if booked the day of the event.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
We charge for travel ONLY if we go outside the metro Phoenix area and then only a minimal fee to help cover the DJ's gas.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
We have a $200 retainer fee which comes right off the balance.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about JJ. His was so professional and fun. The dancing lasted late and the party goers we asking for more! JJ came all the way to Prescott without extra travel charges too.. an added bonus. He is the best!!!
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Peter
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
JJ did a great job from start to finish as our DJ. I was very impressed with how professional and responsive he was. He was always very prompt in responding to any of our needs and questions. He also did a great job of balancing different songs and playing music that appealed to all our guests. Great job and thanks again JJ!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Desert Music Entertainment has been used for our community entertainment for many years. When my fiancé and I began working on all the wedding details, this was a no brainer. We knew that JJ would once again give us a fun filled event. We were not let down. He is excellent at communication prior to and during the event. We will use him again and again because the value, entertainment, and dependability are all EXCELLENT!
Thanks JJ for all our special wedding requests and helping to make our day perfect.
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Private User
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
JJ was an awesome DJ. He came highly recommended from our wedding planner and we're so happy we went with JJ. Our guests couldn't stop commenting on the great music JJ provided and that he easily kept the party going. During the planning phase he was great with contacting us and making sure everything was going well and always offered out advice. JJ was wonderful to work with and we highly recommend him.
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Sam
Wedding:
3/21/2014
5.0/5.0
DJ JJ did an incredible job! He was beyond organized and even provided a website and checked in periodically to make sure all of my questions and needs were met! He had everyone on that dance floor cutting a rug the whole time, ages 2-85 enjoyed his dance selections and he was great at keeping us on track and ensuring the night ran smoothly. He even offered great song suggestions for the special moments and was able to meet all of my requests. He was absolutely outstanding and kept the party going all night long! Thank you JJ! If you're a bride who doesn't want to worry that their DJ will do a good job, JJ is the guy. He even did trivia to release the tables to the buffet line which my guests had a ball doing. Couldn't be happier!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had JJ host our wedding reception and he was perfect! Very professional, affordable and he had a great music line up... as a result we danced the night away, until the place closed down! He was great - would recommend him to any of my friends/family as he helped make our special night even more special!
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Abbye
Wedding:
12/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Desert Music Entertainment did a great job at my wedding. JJ was a great DJ and made my reception fun. He had great communication, always emailing and calling to see if I needed anything, and showed up on time and ready to go at my wedding. He was very informative and I loved the online organizer he had to pick songs and outline the wedding details. I also used a videographer through him which they did a great job. The video is awesome and allows me to see everything that happened at my wedding.
Services Used: DJ, Videography
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
11/10/2013
5.0/5.0
JJ was everything we expected and more. Everyone enjoyed the music he helped us choose and working with him was such a pleasure.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
JJ of Desert Music Entertainment was great, after our first meeting we knew we had found someone with experience to help coach us through our needs.
JJ had alot of helpful hints and suggestions that made our planning so much easier. The website allowed us to browse songs and plan the music from the reception, bridal party introductions to the last dance.
We needed someone that would help to get everyone up and dancing, and provide some entertainment as the evening went on, Desert Music Entertainment did exactly that.
We had selected a very exclusive venue and classy wedding so JJ knew exactly what we wanted and delivered beyond our expectations.
I would highly recommend Desert Music Entertainment to anyone looking for an experienced DJ that delivers more fun and value than expected.
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Anthony
Wedding:
11/3/2013
5.0/5.0
We were so blessed to have been referred to Desert Music Entertainment. We were told to get in touch with JJ and that he would be able to assist us with whatever our needs were. We met up outside a Starbucks and JJ was extremely professional, knowledgable, and had all the answers. We could tell he was a pro at his job and we felt extremely comfortable with choosing him for our wedding reception.
From start to finish JJ was accommodating. As anyone planning a wedding knows, your brain is all over the place having to attend to so many details. JJ and Desert Music Entertainment made the job so much easier for us. They have a wonderful website that allows you to pick and choose your songs and get all the information to them (song requests, do not play list, wedding reception song list). It was very helpful.
On the actual day of the wedding, JJ was as great as he could be. We didn't have to worry about anything, he took care of it all. He was even accommodating to my best man's 10-minute speech that was done to specific songs that narrated the love story of my bride and I.
He was kind, generous, professional, and all around the best we could have hoped for.
If anyone is looking for an AMAZING DJ, then the people at Desert Music Entertainment need to be your first choice!
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Susannah
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
JJ with Desert Music Entertainment MADE MY WEDDING HAPPEN... From the initial planning, to song lists to changing my songs on this poor guy at the last minute, he somehow played everything requested! I will admit, despite all of the planning and organization that we put into our DIY wedding - things kind of fell apart toward the beginning of the Ceremony as people were beginning to arrive... JJ SAVED THE DAY!! When I arrived with the rest of the wedding party, JJ was set up and ready to take control of everything (in a good way!) - he absolutely managed the entire night, kept us on schedule (because we had no idea what we were doing) - JJ made sure that my groom and I knew what to do, when to do it, where to be and who to be/do it with - he was amazing. I gave him an eclectic (polite for difficult) crowd and he absolutely ROCKED the party. Everyone was so impressed with him, that I am still hearing incredibly positive comments about him from our guests. Thank you so much JJ, for everything... His experience really showed with my group - JJ is amazing and handles any obstacles thrown at him with nothing but ease, calm and absolute stealth. Example - my maid of honor had to go do an emergency pick up of some guests an was late for the ceremony - who knew it besides me and JJ? No one... because JJ is absolutely fantastic and he fixed it by smoothly postponing the ceremony, keeping the cocktails flowing and the guests entertained - she arrived and he flowed into the ceremony - no one noticed and I couldn't appreciate his ability to mitigate issues and multi-task more...
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Desert Music Entertainment went above and beyond any expectation I had of a DJ and Videographer. I highly recommend this company to anyone looking for excellent entertainment. I had the pleasure of having DJ JJ Michales to entertain my guests and videographer, Mark Kaping to capture all of our memories on video. JJ worked with me for months, making sure every detail was exactly how I wanted it. They traveled to beautiful Flagstaff, AZ where I got married. Since JJ had never been to the venue, he was prepared by bringing an extra set up and came hours before the ceremony started. The ceremony and reception went so smoothly because of JJ keeping us on track with the timeline. Mark was sure to go around to all the guests to get a best wishes message on camera. He was always there to get the perfect angle, but was never in the way. This company was professional, reliable, outstanding, and exactly what you would want for your special day. Thank you Desert Music Entertainment!!!!

Alysa
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J
Wedding:
4/7/2013
5.0/5.0
J.J., the owner of this company, personally worked our wedding reception and also provided our ceremony music. Both were outdoors because of Phoenix's beautiful weather this time of year. He was beyond professional at all times and jiffy on the spot when we needed to communicate before our big day. He was also very accommodating the entire time and had great interaction with the wedding guests during the reception. He kept the reception moving right along. You will be making a mistake if you pick another DJ for your wedding and not J.J!
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Christy
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
My new husband and I are very pleased with the performance of JJ Michaels as the DJ at our wedding. He was very professional and very flexible as we did make several changes as the wedding got closer. He put together a slide show for us that exceeded our expectations. We would recommend him for any event!
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Joshua
Wedding:
3/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Desert Music Entertainment (DJ) did an amazing job at our wedding. He handled not only the ceremony but also the reception. DJ was very professional and read the crowd very well. One of my favorite parts of the night was the "Newly Wed Game" that we played. It wasn't something I had planned but DJ made it an amazing part of the evening that everyone enjoyed. If you are having a wedding in Arizona you need to book this guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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John
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
JJ the dj was the best. He provided a wonderful experience for my daughter and her new husband. The entire wedding was a blast to attend and a great part was due to the music and preparation that had been done by the dj.

My daughter was thrilled with the music selection and the interaction that the dj had with the audience. All of the music for the different parts of the wedding ie "father-daughter" dance, "bride=groom" dance, etc.... were like they had been practiced for weeks.

In my estimation the dj was one of the most professional men I have had the pleasure of working with in my lifetime.

Thank you to JJ at Desert Music Entertainment.

John Dailey
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Amanda
Wedding:
3/1/2013
5.0/5.0
We were married on March 1st and had hired Desert Music Entertainment DJs, on a recommendation from one of our friends, to be the DJ at our wedding reception. The owner, JJ Michaels, couldn't have been nicer and he was very organized. He met with us a couple of weeks before to go through the details which really put us at ease. Our DJ was Mark and he did a wonderful job of keeping the reception flowing which was a little difficult as we had a lot of guests. He played music that had our guests on the dance floor the entire night. They also produced a video slide show of our growing up pictures that had us laughing and crying (sometimes at the same time!) We had a very nice time at our reception and would highly recommend Desert Music Entertainment DJs to anyone needing a fun and reasonably priced DJ.
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Denise
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough great things about JJ! He is not only a wonderful professional; but so easy and wonderful to work with! I always recommend him to the couple's I work with, and was so blessed that Bethany & Mike chose him as their dj! Their wedding was wonderful, and the guests filled the dance floor until the very end; even then... they did not want the night to end! My job as a planner is easier because of JJ's running the reception! He has such a fun way about him; all runs so smoothly when he is taking care of the timeline, and keeping all on schedule in a perfect way!
He is just the best; I highly recommend him!! His prices are so reasonable; for the great, great job he does!! Every wedding I have worked him with at; just wish I had videos from! JJ is amazing!!
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Bethany
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
JJ with Desert Music Entertainment was wonderful! He was helpful, flexible, provided great suggestions, and found great ways to make our reception fun and a little different without going over the top ni definitely recommend Desert Music for your wedding!
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Ashley
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
I was incredibly pleased with DJ JJ's performance at my wedding. He played the music we requested and much more. He did his best to get the frozen crowd involved but it was too cold to leave the heaters. I'm sure he was a little frozen when he was done too but he kept a smile on his face. I loved how he could tell me the plan for my wedding minute by minute.
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Stephanie
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
JJ has some of the best customer service of anyone that I have ever worked with. I signed a contract for DJ and videography services from him and he was very prompt with responding to emails and sending information.
Several months before the wedding, I found out that only specific DJs were allowed at my venue. I contacted JJ with the bad news and he responded quickly, asking if I would like him to communicate with the venue. He spent two weeks speaking to contacts at the venue and trying to get in touch with the owner. He kept me updated the entire time. He was willing to go to any length to ensure that he could DJ at the wedding.
Unfortunately, the owner would not budge on the policy, and I had to go with another DJ (who was more expensive and much less customer-oriented). When it was clear that JJ would not be able to DJ at the wedding, he transferred the deposit that we made toward DJ services and applied them to the videography deposit, without any hassle. After all of that, JJ still kept in close contact and coordinated my communication with the videographer. He did everything he could to ensure that I was satisfied and informed.
JJ is phenomenal to work with and I give him the highest recommendation. He was by far the best vendor I had for my wedding, and he wasn't even at the event!
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Andrea
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
After having been to a few "plug in the iPod" weddings I knew that the DJ really makes or breaks the reception.
Having said that - I absolutely loved working with JJ at Desert Music Entertainment! He truly went above and beyond for me (a bride who wasn't exactly sure what she wanted). He stayed in contact with me, sent me song samples, and offered suggestions. On the wedding day he was prepared, friendly, helpful, and professional. From keeping everyone entertained while they waited for their meal to the last dance, I give him all the credit for making my reception the party I wanted, and getting my friends and family infamous for never dancing out on the floor!
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Krista
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
JJ was the DJ for our wedding, and he was absolutely amazing!

JJ always answered his phone when I called, and he very promptly responded to e-mails. He was also very flexible with when and where to meet with us. He even met us out at our reception venue to scope it out for lighting ideas. He was very professional in all of our dealings with him. For value, you really just couldn't beat his prices. I literally researched prices and packages for dozens of DJs, and no one really even compares to JJ for value and quality of service. My fiance and I knew right after meeting with him that he would be the perfect fit for our wedding, and we could not have been more right!

Everything went perfectly the day of the wedding thanks (in large part) to JJ! He kept us informed of where we were running on the schedule and made sure to talk to both us and our photographer to ensure that we got all of our major photo ops in before the photographer's time was up. He also went with the flow when my fiance and I had to make some last minute, unforeseen changes.

I got many compliments on how great the music was and how fun JJ was. Everyone had a great time. The best part is that, while my fiance and I did make some requests, we trusted JJ to chose the vast majority of the music, based on our discussions with him about our likes and dislikes. He nailed the music selections, and this made it MUCH easier on us.

Overall, we could not have asked for a better DJ! Thank you so much, JJ!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
JJ was one of the only vendors who checked in with us throughout the planning process, and I really appreciated that. We enjoyed working with him, and I feel like we got a great value for the service, especially compared to many other DJ services ( I definitely did my research!) He was friendly and flexible and made us feel comfortable on our wedding day!
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stephanie
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
All I can say about JJ is that he was Awesome!! He really ran the show and kept things running smoothly. I got so many compliments from my guests about him. Being a bride is obviously stressful, and when some situations came up where things needed to be changed due to timing (not due to him) JJ remained calm and pressented great solutions to keep things rolling. He played all the music I requested, did not talk too much, and during dancing played songs that got all ages out on the dance floor. I would definately recommend him for your wedding.
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Galen
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Peter from Desert Music Entertainment was the DJ for our wedding at Juniper Wells Ranch in late September of this year. He was fantastic in every way. He was attentive and flexible when timing needed to change, had terrific suggestions and even surprised us with a video he took on the dance floor after the day was over. I highly recommend Peter, and Desert Music Entertainment in general (JJ was really helpful throughout the entire planning process and we couldn't have done it without him either!) for any events and weddings. You won't be disappointed!
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Shannon
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Desert Music Entertainment was recommended to us by our wedding site coordinator. I contacted them and got a response from JJ very quickly! Our wedding was a little complicated, getting married in Michigan, Honeymooning to Iceland, and then coming back to have a party for our "Arizona People" with JJ - all within 2 weeks. Because of our crazy schedule, I needed to have AZ planned before we left for Iceland, which was a couple weeks before. When I told JJ this, he made sure to set up a time we could talk about music, timeline, and our goal for the night - we were just looking for a good time, not the typical wedding dances, tosses, etc. I also had a couple special requests, which JJ most definitely followed through with in a creative, entertaining way - kids 12 and under had to make their favorite animal sound to get their kids' meals!!! We had such a great night! A couple days after our celebration I met some friends for coffee and they were still going on about how fun the Newlywed Game was, the Hokey Pokey, and all the other little touches JJ added to our night! If I had to do it all over again, I would call JJ in a heartbeat and make sure he was, once again, a part of our celebration! Thank you!
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Jill
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Desert Music Entertainment brought the party to my wedding! JJ is attentive, responsive, and a great MC. His library is expansive, and he seemed genuinely enthused about hosting our event. Our rock-and-roll cocktail hour was the talk of the town.We had a great time reception games and special dances. He is great with guest requests too. We had a blast and have JJ to thank.
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Shanna
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
JJ was a great addition to our special day. He was very helpful when it came time to plan our timeline. We received multiple compliments from our guests on how much they enjoyed our DJ. He played a great variety of music during the open dance segments of the evening and he kept us on time. I would recommend him to anyone needing DJ services!!
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Valerie
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
JJ the DJ was great to work with and very enthusiastic, professional and responsible. We are grateful for all his suggestions and commitment in making our wedding day perfect!
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LColledge
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
JJ was a fantastic DJ! He called prior to the wedding to discuss all the music I wanted played during the ceremony as well as reception! When I was unsure about certain songs, he emailed me a list of popular choices I could also choose from. The quality of sound during the whole wedding/reception was fantastic! He also did a great job of getting the crowd dancing and playing a variety of music for everyone! He was extremely easy to work with and if given the opportunity, I would definitely use him again! :)
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cblaz
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired JJ to be the DJ for my daughter's wedding. He was very professional and easy to get along with and offered a great service at a great price. He worked with us and was very patient as my daughter and her fiance changed music selections a few times prior to the wedding. The flow of the reception was absolutely flawless thanks to JJ keeping us all on track. He really never took a break and kept the dance floor full for 4 full hours. My guests didn't want to leave they were having such a great time! JJ has a great personality, is accommodating, professional and never obnoxious. Our floral designer even commented that she thought he did a great job and would recommend him to her clients. We are very grateful to JJ that he helped everyone have a great time. His prices are also very reasonable. I would not hesitate to refer him to anyone wanting to have a fun time at a wedding or other event.
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Jim
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Mark, our DJ was fantastic! We had a backyard wedding and reception and although we had planned not to do some of the traditional activities, we ended up doing them and Mark was extremely flexible and accomodating to help make it happen. He made sure to always find one of us (bride/groom) to make sure we were aware of things that were planned or in some cases, that were requested. The entire event went flawlessly. We never had to worry about the music or mood at all. A++ Jerry! Thank you so much for everything you guys did for us!
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Erin
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
JJ of Desert Music Entertainment was recommended to me by my wedding planner, and I could not have been happier! He did a wonderful job. He was extremely helpful in offering suggestions for the ceremony and the reception. We did not want a lot of cheesey games during our wedding, and he completely respected our wishes! He played great music and everyone had an amazing time. He is very flexible and was a pleasure to work with. I did not stress about the music or the DJ one bit, and it was such a relief! I was confident he would do a good job, and he did not let us down!
Services Used: DJ
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Patricia
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
DJ JJ was so helpful in helping me select all the music from ceremony to reception. Everyone had a fantastic time and he kept the schedule of events on track with ease and a fun, relaxed personality. Everyone was talking about the great music he played. I personally danced the ENTIRE evening...I don't think I left the dance floor once the party got started!

Thanks JJ...You guys are awesome!
Services Used: DJ
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asubobbo
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
JJ was fantastic! He met with us twice before our wedding to go over everything we were looking for. We interviewed a lot of DJs who seemed to want to take over the show and be the main attraction of the evening, but JJ was the only one who listened to what we wanted and understood it was his job to be a coordinator and support our wedding, not try to steal the show. The day of our wedding, he arrived early to set up and worked with the caterer and the facility to make sure everything ran smoothly. During our reception, he was an excellent MC and kept the party going with great music. His services were reasonably priced and his skill level was exceptional. We would hire him again in a heartbeat and would recommend him to anyone. Thanks again JJ!
Services Used: DJ
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Haruno
Wedding:
3/23/2012
5.0/5.0
I have to thank JJ for his amazing work as our DJ yesterday at our wedding. He made sure everyone was dancing, catered to song requests by the guest and kept the wedding going in a timely manner without constantly talking or interrupting the flow of the event. Very pleased of his work and incredibly happy with how professional and courteous he was as things changed throughout the wedding planning.
Services Used: DJ
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cassiejo7
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
JJ did a great job. He had all the right music and it flowed perfectly for our evening. He was energetic and kept our guest involved and not bored. We loved having him there.
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Jessie
Wedding:
3/15/2012
5.0/5.0
JJ was amazing...knew the mood of the room enough to know when to slow down the music and when to pick up the tempo. He went out of his way to find a very particular song I wanted. Was always quick with a response to any calls/emails. Very accommodating, great at communicating with us throughout the night to let us know of upcoming events (toasts, dances, etc)...highly recommend.
Services Used: DJ
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vas7
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
JJ was an amazing asset to our wedding reception! I was very impressed with how organized he was, from helping us go through our music selection to organizing a timeline for us. JJ went above and beyond in finding specialty music that we wanted that made our day that much more special and personal. All of our friends commented afterwards that they loved having dinner tables dismissed by trivia and that they had fun on the dance floor. I would highly recommend JJ and Desert Music Entertainment to any couple!
Services Used: DJ
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jtrindahl
Wedding:
1/28/2012
5.0/5.0
JJ was truly wonderful to work with. Planning a wedding in Phoenix while living in Canada was not easy. JJ took time out of his day to come and meet with us in advance of the wedding and got a sense of what sort of music we were in to and what we wanted to have played at the wedding. All of our special requests (including a special piano Pearl Jam album) were met! He was very professional throughout our special day and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Services Used: DJ
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Wedding:
12/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I became familiar with desert music entertainment and the music of JJ was a little over a year ago at my now mother -in-law and father-in-law renewing of their vows.the music selection that was played ,i knew would be good for my reception.I spoke with JJ and he made sure he had what I wanted played and also gave suggestions to what I was not sure of .my reception was in tampa,fl and he made the reception a dream come true.
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Laura
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
If I could rate higher then a 5 for JJ I certainly would!! He was amazing at our wedding on 11/12/11. He did a great job interacting with our guests and keeping the flow of the night moving smoothly! We would have been at a loss without him! He played all the right songs and guests requests to ensure everyone had fun! His price was UNBEATABLE and my husband and I felt we got so much extra service for the price we paid. We would MOST CERTAINLY recommend JJ at Desert Music Entertainment to any bride and groom who want QUALITY SERVICE at a GREAT PRICE.

Thank you JJ, you really made our BIG day amazing.
Josh & Laura
Services Used: DJ
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I think there is one way to explain how much I enjoyed my DJ. I do NOT dance. Ever. And yet I only sat down to eat. They really were able to get the crowd and myself up and moving. There is no higher form of compliment in my opinion.
Services Used: DJ
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Marie's Mom
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I am not one to casually write reviews or do surveys. I must, however, thank JJ from Desert Music Entertainment for his part in making my daughter's wedding ceremony and reception truly memorable. He was extremely helpful to us, wanting my daughter's day to be perfect for her. The information packet we received was extremely organized and inclusive. We felt we could call him at any time to answer our questions and get his experienced, professional input. The outdoor ceremony was flawless--the music perfectly timed and so beautiful. The reception was amazing. Everyone had a good time and we are pleased with JJ's performance and expertise at the reception. There wasn't a dull moment for anyone. We are still getting wonderful, positive comments from those that attended. We highly recommend Desert Music Entertainment to anyone for any occasion. Thank you, JJ.
Services Used: DJ
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Cara
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
To make everything easier planning the music and knowing the activities that will be going on throughout the wedding, D.M.E. give's you a website to work off of- which is sooo cool and really does make planning a wedding much more STRESS FREE! Also, it is a website where JJ is able to check up on one's progress and give suggestions if needed. The music was amazing, thought out, and personal. All the dedication songs, First dance, daddy dance, mama dance EVERY SPECIAL moment song was exactly as we chose. DJ Peter was extremely attentive and made sure everyone had a great time. You could tell he really paid attention to what kind of music we were looking for. EVERYONE had the time of there live's. I never expected my wedding to go as flawlessly as it did. (or at least in my eye's nothing went wrong- and the bride's opinion is all that matters, right!) I didn't have to worry about a thing all night. DJ Peter let me know what was needed to be done next (as I am so glad he did) and made sure it was done smoothly. Thank you over and over times a million, it was a great time all because of the music and entertainment, bringing everyone together!!
Services Used: DJ
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure to work with Desert Music Entertainment. Right from the beginning I was impressed with their comprehensive wedding program paperwork where I was able to provide comments on every aspect of what I wanted from the DJ service. The owner of the company contacted me to ask additional questions to make sure he had everything I wanted. He was willing to work with me on a particular father/daughter dance compilation I wanted to use and it turned out beautifully. At the reception, he was very effective at playing music that got people up a dancing, being the Master of Ceremony, and facilitating tables getting up to get food. I would highly recommend Desert Music Entertainment and would gladly hire them again for another event.
Services Used: DJ
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GrahamCracker
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Before the wedding JJ was very helpful with anything I had questions about. My DJ was Peter, He was great! He played the music we wanted. Very professional, also was very flexible with what we wanted at the wedding. He played music that got the guests to get up and dance. I would recommend them to any bride!!!
Services Used: DJ
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Kristin
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
I just had to write a review to say how pleased I was with Desert Music Entertainment and JJ Michaels. We picked a very popular date (9/10/11) and struggled with finding vendors that weren't already booked. When I called and spoke with JJ, I figured he would be booked as well. But to my suprise, he was available and we booked him immediately! He performed our ceremony and reception music. We met him a few weeks before the wedding to discuss all the details in full and he was so professional and paid such great attention to every little detail, I was pleased and he set my mind at ease. On our special day, he showed up early to set up, played every song we requested and made our event one of the best I have ever witnessed. I would recommend him and his company to any bride to be with not a doubt in my mind that he will make your day just as special as he made ours! Thanks JJ and Desert Music Entertainment!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Happy MOB
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
JJ is a very professional, reasonably priced DJ who provided a pleasant, comfortable atmosphere for my daughter's wedding reception. He kept things running smoothly and on schedule. In between the traditional reception activities, he offered some clever interactions involving the guests, as well as the bride and groom, which was very entertaining. His music library accommodated a wide variety of musical tastes, thus creating an enjoyable evening. I would happily recommend JJ for any wedding reception.
Services Used: DJ
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no one
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
I had JJ for my June 25 wedding and let me say He was awesome. From the time I met him till the end of our night was a great experience. I would highly recommend him. His prices were very reasonable as well too!
Services Used: DJ
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Michael & Kathy
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Well what can we say? Desert Music, JJ, was the hit of the night. We are the parents of the bride and could not be more pleased how the evening turned out. JJ had us in tears, then laughter, then dancing. We had a few surprises for our daughter and new son-in-law. JJ made a Custom Monogram Projection with two hearts and the bride and groom’s name inside the hearts. He also put together a picture/music slide show of the bride and groom growing up then pictures of them together. It was so amazing, we will never forget it. Thank you JJ for helping us create such a memorable evening for our daughter.
Services Used: DJ
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lizbitdrw
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Jj was our dj and I thought he was awesome. He made the reception very fun and even helped us stay on schedule to get everything done before the photographer had to leave. He had every song I asked for, for both the ceremony and reception. If he didn't have it in his music library before hand, he go it so that I could have it played. He really did an amazing job. :)
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Karie
Wedding:
4/29/2011
5.0/5.0
JJ was the perfect choice for our wedding. He made everything flow smoothly and everyone had a great time! His idea for our anniversary dance brought my husbands grandparents to tears. His experience and great personality can not be matched and I would recommend him to anyone who needed a dj for any function!
Thanks JJ!
Services Used: DJ, Videography
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Jeff
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I met with JJ about 6 months prior to my wedding and had no idea what to expect. He took time out of his busy scheduale to meet with me on my scheduale. I was very specific on what kind of music I didn't want but had no idea what should be played. We went over the procedings of the evening and decided on a few songs but unsure on some. He sent us a list of the most commonly used songs for the things we couldn't decide on that day (which we didn't decide on till a couple months before). He was very helpful. The dj he selected for us was great. He kept the evening flowing and made sure he was doing everything we wanted. Thanks JJ and to his profesional staff.
Services Used: DJ
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Britney
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Desert Music Entertainment was amazing! I had to unexpectedly postpone my wedding day to March 24, 2012, and JJ and his team were very understanding and cooperative. Peter, my DJ for the event, was extremely attentive and flexible the whole night. Anytime we needed something, he was there! Working with them was a pleasure. They were so easy to talk to and explain what I was looking for. The experience they brought with them was also extremely valuable. Everything went off smoothly and without a hitch thanks to their advice and ideas. I would recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat! Thanks DME!!
Services Used: DJ
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Paul
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
JJ has recently Disc Jockeyed my wedding on March 26, 2011. His service was more than reasonable and professional; I could not have asked for a better DJ for my wedding and reception. JJ worked around my schedule over the course of a year and meet all of my needs with quality. JJ had all my songs for my play list and kept my wedding moving on the scheduled time line. He went way out of his way for me. I highly recommend JJ's DJ services and hope your wedding was as fulfilled as mine.

~U.S. Army Sergeant
Selke
Services Used: DJ
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Mackenzie
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
I hired JJ a year before my wedding and he was so great about an overly ambitious bride. He was very professional and often met me to walk through the venue and meet to discuss the music for the night. On the night of it was perfect he played excellent music and kept us up on all of the upcoming events so that we always knew where we needed to be. We had a couple of special requests for other people at the wedding and he did a great job of making them feel special. He was on time all set up and kept the party going all night!
Services Used: DJ
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MrsLaurenGrant
Wedding:
3/12/2011
5.0/5.0
We found Desert Music Entertainment through our venue, The Antique Wedding House. We chose to use them for our DJ as well as for our videographer. JJ came over to our side of town to meet with us and show us examples of their videography work. He was extremely nice, fun, and put us at ease immediately. We knew right away that we wanted JJ and his company to be a part of our special day. The months leading up to the wedding, we worked with JJ on our song choices, etc. and he was always extremely quick with his replies to our questions and he handled the billing side of it very easily as well. He was genuinely excited about our wedding and that was the most important thing to us and we found that to be amazing about Desert Music Entertainment. On the day of our wedding JJ was our videographer and he was there to catch every moment of our special day. He also did really fun video interviews with our friends and family during cocktail hour. We loved using his DJ services as well. Our family and friends were on the dance floor for EVERY song and the DJ knew just what to play. We had such a fun wedding thanks to JJ and Desert Music Entertainment. Our wedding dvds arrived extremely quickly and were more than we could have hoped for. They caught everything about our day and we teared up just watching it as we relived our wedding day though the wedding dvd. We now are able to have those memories at our fingertips whenever we want, which is great. Thanks JJ and Desert Music Entertainment! We HIGHLY recommend them. They are affordable, fun, and professional!
Services Used: DJ, Videography
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Ann in AZ
Wedding:
3/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Desert Music Entertainment did everything they said they would do plus more. JJ was professional and communicated well to us the options and how the videos could be made. The bride was from the Philippines and he not only did a beautiful job of the wedding and wedding dinner, but delivered raw footage less than 48 hours to be sent to relatives and also prepared the final copies in the format to be used in that country. In watching the video, JJ captured the special moments for our family that we will treasure forever. The breeze catching the trees without hearing the wind in the sound, the flower girl tossing the pedals only to hop like a little bunny at the end of the aisle, the mics being perfectly set to hear the bride, groom and pastor without static or muffled sounds in an outdoor wedding. The ceremony's music was also done very well. With our heritage, a Swedish folk hymn was selected and JJ found the perfect version that went so well with the other music selected. For all this, the price was very reasonable. I know that no business is perfect but it was hard to think of anything that was done that didn't deserve a 5.0 rating. If you use Desert Entertainment for your wedding, you will be very fortunate to not only have a company who will do a good job, but very nice people to work with on your special day.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Videography
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kmshingleton
Wedding:
2/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Desert Music Entertainment provided outstanding DJ services to Special Olympics Arizona at our Summer Games!

They did a great job and the music fit our event wonderfully!
Services Used: DJ
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Marlene
Wedding:
2/10/2011
5.0/5.0
JJ from Desert Music Entertainment is fantastic! I am an event manager and we use him any time we can for our events. He is professional, reliable and has even acted as MC for us when we have requested. He works with our budget and even though I never give him a play list, everyone loves what he chooses!
Services Used: DJ
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Shawn and Mandi
Wedding:
1/1/2011
5.0/5.0
JJ from Desert Music Entertainment was AWESOME! He kept the things moving and was extremely flexible to what we wanted and how we wanted them done. he took suggestions from the guests and just made the over all event perfect. We could not have asked for better. I would HIGHLY recommend Desert Music Entertainment to do your own event. You will be happy you did!

We also used Desert Music Entertainment for our videography. I must say that Allen and his wife did and absolute spectacular job. We cannot wait to see the finished project. From start to finish, they made sure to capture every part of our event from us getting ready to us wrapping up the night. make it a package deal and hire DME for for whole occasion!!

Shawn and Mandi :o)
Services Used: DJ
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Stefani
Wedding:
12/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Jerry is the best DJ we could have ever hoped for. We have been to many weddings these last few years and have not seen a DJ that could exceed Jerry's professionalism, timing, or quality of service. He was the glue that held our wedding together and was the only vendor that followed through. Jerry kept his word and for that we had an excellent wedding. Thank you, Tracy and Stefani Schmuker.
Services Used: DJ
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Sara
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I used Desert Music Entertainment for our wedding and we would do it all over again! I referred JJ with Desert Music Entertainment to 3 other friends of mine and all of them received amazing service from JJ and his company-Desert Music Entertainment. They do videography as well as DJ services. I highly recommend them, they made our day very special and we are thankful we found them :)
Services Used: DJ
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Monica
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
J.J. from Desert Music Entertainment was an awesome MC and DJ. He incorporated fun activities which got our guests to dance!! He also played our songs that we wanted and helped to make our day special and memorable!!!
Services Used: DJ
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MrsMEagan
Wedding:
10/3/2010
5.0/5.0
WOW!
A perfect DJ that listens and provides exactly what you want.
All of our guests loved the music for the ceremony and reception. JJ is a phenomenal MC and DJ. He made our wedding day incredibly special and memorable.
He played the songs we wanted and NONE of what we didn't! After all of the weddings I have both been in and attended I can honestly say that I had the BEST DJ for my own.
You can't go wrong with Desert Music Entertainment!!! They will blow you away with their professionalism, understanding, and flexibility.
Services Used: DJ
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Amy
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
We had a blast, Chris made the reception so much fun. Everyone was dancing, which a lot of the people do not even dance. I even asked him to stay an extra hour as everyone stayed until the end. I can't thank Chris enough for the wonderful time and he did a great job.
Thanks
Services Used: DJ
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noidentity
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
My beautiful wife and I just had our wedding up in Prescott, AZ. We had seen JJ, with Desert Entertainment, at a wedding of a friend of ours earlier this summer and thought he did a great job so we got his information. He met us several times prior to the wedding date and discussed everything. He was very flexible with the meetings, quick to respond to our emails (by the next day or earlier) and was able to help us out with a lot of ideas. On the wedding day we had a few issues with the venue staff, but JJ was able to keep everything on track and made sure everyone had a good time. We honestly couldn't be happier with the service. He did everything we asked and more and for a great price.
Services Used: DJ
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Dena
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Desert Music Entertainment. I received dozens of DJ quotes and relied heavily on comments posted on WeddingWire, but pricing was a big consideration as well. Desert Music Entertainment was an excellent value without compromising quality. I met with JJ and found him to be very professional and thorough. Since all the reviews here were specific to JJ , I was disappointed and nervous to learn he would not be available for my wedding date but respectful of the fact that he honored another commitment and he promised another great DJ would be assigned to my wedding. I met with JJ and Peter several days later and was again impressed with their attention to detail and professionalism. I worked out a timeline with JJ and Peter which I forwarded to the coordinator at my venue and ended up somewhat frustrated that she was not following my wishes regarding our timeline. I was amazed when JJ stepped in and dealt directly with the coordinator and resolved my frustrations without me having to deal with her.

On our wedding day Peter arrived early to set up and address a few last minute questions. He provided the ceremony music, sound and music for the singer at our ceremony, and reception music. If you’ve ever been to a wedding (particularly outdoors) where you can’t hear the bride, groom, and /or officiant you know the importance of a good ceremony sound system. Peter’s timing was perfect, sound system was great, and he did absolutely everything I asked. We asked for specific contemporary christian music for our prelude and I was very impressed that he had everything we requested.

Peter performed equally well at the reception site. We made it very clear that we were not looking for a DJ that wanted to steal the show or be the center of attention, play silly games, or embarrass our guests. Peter really listened to what we wanted and gave us exactly that. He played everything we asked for and didn’t play what we told him not to. He did a great job of playing requests and keeping us on track, yet was able to “go with the flow” in accommodating some adjustments.

If you are looking for quality, professional DJ service at a very reasonable price, and want to spend your special day not having to worry about the details related to your music, sound system, and timeline look no further than Desert Music Entertainment.

Lastly, the DJ cost was so reasonable that I added videography services as well. Again, JJ was very flexible with his pricing to give me exactly what I wanted without adding a bunch of extras to the package.
Services Used: DJ, Videography
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angeltent
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
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My husband and I got married on September 18, 2010 we renew are wedding vows of 25 years of marriage. The event was held in Tampa, Fl. All of our guests loved the music for the ceremony and reception. JJ is a phenomenal MC and DJ. He made our renew of wedding vows and celebration a very special day. We highly recommend Desert Music Entertainment and JJ for wedding. He plays the music you want to hear and guest very pleased with the DJ of JJ from desert Music Entertainment. We did phone calls to arrange the wedding ceremony and reception. When JJ got into town made finale arrangement the wedding and the ceremony were the best ever.
M.A. ( Tampa, FL)
Services Used: DJ
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Sandra
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
J.J. did a fabulous job at my daughter's quinceanera. He was organized, early, and helped create a fun environment for all. The music was great, and he and his assistant did a great job helping to make my daughter's event memorable with hilarious games. He kept his cool even when we got a little stressed, which is much appreciated!! I am so glad we used him for our event, and we look forward to using him at future events.
Services Used: DJ
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Milner Wedding
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
We LOVED JJ! He was incredibly accommodating and by far the most helpful out of all the vendors we hired for our wedding. His response time was great when we contacted him with questions which made us feel like he really appreciated us as clients. His level of experience also put our minds at ease, something very important on your big day!
The price was fabulous so we really feel like we got the best bang for our buck considering the great service we received. JJ was recommended to us by one of his former clients, and we recommended him on to a couple we know who is getting married soon and will now be using JJ. I think this speaks for itself.
Services Used: DJ
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
JJ was a GREAT DJ! He made our event one that will be unforgettable. He was very quick at responding to questions you had and also very flexible. He was very professional and had the dance floor packed all night! Thanks again JJ for a great night!!!
Services Used: DJ
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father of bride
Wedding:
5/23/2010
5.0/5.0
JJ hosted our daughter's wedding and did a fantastic job!! He was early, well-equipped, responsive to changes and did a great job keeping to the timetable my wife had designed. I highly recommend him for your function.
Services Used: DJ
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emilee
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
JJ was the DJ at our wedding in April 2010. He was always very flexible to meet us at a convenient location for us to go over our music and our needs. Everyone at the wedding was dancing and having a great time. He listened to exactly what we wanted, and if we did not know what we wanted he had plenty of suggestions. I would recommend his services without a doubt!
Services Used: DJ
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Mother-of-the-Bride
Wedding:
3/12/2010
5.0/5.0
I am the mother-of-the-bride and had to make the DJ arrangements on behalf of my daughter since she lived out of town. After calling around and feeling like I was just another sale, I finally dialed JJ at Desert Music Entertainment and knew from the very beginning he was the one for us. He was courteous, on the ball, and ready to serve our every need...and reasonably priced! Just days prior to the wedding my daughter and I both came up with last minute ideas and felt confident enough to just leave messages with JJ explaining that he did not need to call us back unless there was a problem. There was no problem...he met every request and did not disappoint! It was nice knowing we could do this with confidence. That's what I call service! Everyone had so much fun and everyone participated thanks to JJ's obvious experience of knowing how and when to work the crowd. We even had props for him to use and he utilized them in ways I would not have thought of. Guests said it was the best reception they've been to and that's just what I wanted to hear. I got my money's worth and more!
Services Used: DJ
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HezHerrick
Wedding:
2/10/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married February 19, 2010 and it could not have been a more perfect day thanks to Desert Music Entertainment! When planning our wedding, picking the right DJ was very important to us! We met with a lot of DJs around the valley and always had an unsure feeling when we left, but when we met with JJ from Desert Music Entertainment we were both positive afterwards that they were the ones! From the first time meeting with JJ the stress began to deminish. He was always available to answer questions and if we left a message for him he always got back to us in a timely matter! Besides the initial meeting he met with us a week before the wedding just to finalize all the plans for our wedding night so it was exactly the way we wanted it. During the reception he corresponded with all of our other vendors to make sure everything went as planned! It took a lot of stress off of us that day! JJ ineracted with all the guests and he had everyone wanting more at the end of the night! It has been just over 2 weeks and we are still getting phone calls about how fun our wedding was and how good our DJ was! We highly recommend Desert Music Entertainment! If we have any events come up in the future where we need a DJ they will definatly be the first ones we call!
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Katie
Wedding:
1/8/2010
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a DJ I highly recommend Desert Music Entertainment for your event. I recently had a wedding on January 8th 2010 and it couldn’t have gone better thanks to them. From the first time I met with JJ, the wedding planning stress diminished. He knew exactly what he was doing, and was able to help us plan the entire event. I was finally able to take a deep breath and knew that everything was going to be alright. He was very organized from before we walked down the aisle to the last dance of the ceremony. JJ even helped the wedding party get organized prior to the ceremony even starting. He kept us up to date during the reception, so there were no surprises. Guests walked up to us the entire event and told me how much FUN they were having!! The guests were on the floor dancing, laughing, and having a wonderful time. I truly believe our wedding was a success due to Desert Music Entertainment and JJ.
Services Used: DJ
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RET
Wedding:
7/30/1960
5.0/5.0
J.J. Michaels and Desert Music Entertainment were absolutely wonderful!! They truly offered a bargain when considering the professionalism that was employed at our 50th Wedding Anniversary! I am a little bit of a stickler when wanting things my own way & J.J. was extremely understanding and helpful. He really contributed greatly to the success of our event! We will recommend him to all of our friends!

R.T (North Phoenix)
Services Used: DJ
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Margaret
Wedding:
5/25/2013
4.9/5.0
I am so happy to be able to share the wonderful experience that my husband and I had with JJ. He is personable, professional and just pain awesome. We needed some help in selecting some of the songs for our ceremony as well as for the reception and just from briefly speaking with us when we met him, he knew exactly the style of music we enjoyed and was able to help us put together the perfect mix of music!! Our guests were full of compliments about his service!!He made an otherwise chaotic time for us so much easier. He is an artist in his own right and a true professional!! If we have any other functions in the future, he is the only one that I would call. If you want to have a truly special and fantastic experience at your next function-don't call anyone else. He is, in our eyes, the very best in what he does!!
Services Used: DJ
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Stacia
Wedding:
10/9/2011
4.9/5.0
JJ did a fantastic job as our DJ. He kept everybody entertained and we had a blast! He was very professional from the beginning and he was always quick to repond to emails and phone calls. We also asked him to stay an extra hour at the last minute and he was flexible. We enjoyed having him as our DJ on our big day!!
Services Used: DJ
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jjackson6216
Wedding:
5/7/2011
4.9/5.0
Desert Music Entertainment made planning our event very easy. They contact me when need and where very prompt. I appreciate the professionalism evn when my new father in law decided to try to turn down the music...sigh. The DJ handled th situation wonderfully. Thank you so much for eveything!!
Services Used: DJ
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Adam
Wedding:
6/7/2014
4.8/5.0
JJ Michaels of Desert Music Entertainment was great! Very professional and easy to work with.
He kept our wedding moving along with activities and participation from all of our guest. Highly recommend!
Services Used: DJ
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Charisse
Wedding:
5/7/2011
4.8/5.0
I originally chose Desert Music Entertainment because of the low price. When I finally met with JJ three weeks before the wedding, I was pleased to find someone experienced, well prepared, personable and flexible. He knew all the right questions to ask and when to provide suggestions or let me take the lead. I was so relieved after meeting him that I was already bragging about how great of a DJ he was. The wedding itself went off with out a hitch, mostly because of him! He had the crowd laughing; he was constantly mixing in fun games, dances, or events into the reception; and he knew exactly what music to play to get the whole group on the dance floor! It was great! With him, I felt like I had a tailor made reception that combined his knowledge with my own personal tastes. Couldn't have asked for a better DJ!
Services Used: DJ
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Jennifer
Wedding:
3/24/2012
4.5/5.0
JJ was great to work with! All of my guests had an amazing time. Everything seemed to run very smoothly throughout the night. Of course with any wedding there are things we talked to JJ about wanting to incorporate in our wedding that wasn't able to happen but we still had an great time! JJ worked with us to fit our personalities into our ceremony music and provided great suggestions for music options. At the end of the night JJ had no problem staying at extra hour to keep the music/party rolling! Thank you JJ!
Services Used: DJ
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Rebekah
Wedding:
4/9/2011
4.1/5.0
I have some mixed feelings about Desert Music Entertainment. Throughout the research process and right up until a week or two before the wedding, all of my dealings were with JJ. He was very helpful and professional. He came out to the house where the wedding was held about a month beforehand to meet with us, the caterers, and our coordinator and discuss logistics. He saved us money on a projector renting it through him instead of the company I'd found to rent it from. JJ was great and I really didn't have any worries that everything would be handled the way I wanted. At the meeting at the house, I found out that JJ himself would not be our DJ, though. About a week before the wedding, I got a phone call from Vennie who would be our DJ. He didn't really seem to have a firm grasp on the details that I'd discussed with JJ (which probably should have worried me more at the time, seeing as how the instructions I'd given JJ were very clear and even color-coded, for crying out loud), but I was busy with something else at that moment so I just shrugged it off. The day of the wedding came, and Vennie was late. Not only late, but lost. JJ had found the place without any problem when we'd had the meeting, so it seems like they didn't communicate much about our event at all. Also, Google Maps provides clear and correct directions for getting to the house, and I don't understand why he wouldn't have mapped it before leaving. None of the other vendors had any trouble finding the place. Anyway, we had been assured that the DJ would be completely set up by 4:00pm (the ceremony started at 4:30) but he was still setting up during the ceremony and cocktail hour. He even announced my husband and I as "Mr. and Mrs. (My Maiden Name)." My husband was kinda ticked about that. All of the music was correct, but we felt Vennie was very unprofessional and it left a bad taste in our mouths. I emailed JJ after the wedding and told him we were disappointed in the service Vennie had provided. JJ very kindly apologized and sent us a pair of movie tickets. I guess I'd recommend the company, but I'd definitely request a different DJ and make sure that the DJ you get has all of your information correct.
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.6/5.0
I am quite disappointed with my wedding video from Desert Music Entertainment. It couldn't have been cheesier! The quality was quite poor and all the shots were all over the place. I would not recommend them. I read so many great things about the DJ, but the videography was very amateur and unfortunately not worth the money.
Services Used: Videography
Desert Music Entertainment responded with the following comments:

I apologize for you not being completely satisfied with your wedding video. We strive to not only meet but exceed our clients expectations but it appears from your comments that we didn't achieve this goal with you. Please contact me and I will be glad to discuss with you anyway we can (if possible) to make your video more exceptable to you. Thank you for your input, we value input from our clients.
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Private User
Wedding:
3/29/2013
1.1/5.0
JJ was very responsive prior to my event. He was happy and pleasant to deal with during the process. At the event, he was not willing to venture off the timeline. I don't feel that he was able to read the crowd and move the party and get people dancing. I was extremely upset and did not feel that my wedding entertainment was what I paid for.
Services Used: DJ
Desert Music Entertainment responded with the following comments:

I appreciate your input and I apologize for your wedding not coming off as you had intended. There were some challenging issues at your wedding when it came to getting everyone to cooperate to try to keep everything on time and I did my best with what I had to work with. As you will see from our many wonderful reviews on Wedding Wire, this isn't an issue that we have ever had a problem with in the past. Again, I hope you accept my sincerest apology and we will take your input as a chance to improve.

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