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DJ Ben Christiansen (DJ ROYALE)

Portland , OR
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Portland, OR 97219 US (map)

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971-221-4896
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FOREWORD: If you are looking for YMCA, Celebration, We Are Family and the Electric Slide type of party there are 1000 other tuxedo sporting mobile services that you can hire and I'm sure... Read more
FOREWORD: If you are looking for YMCA, Celebration, We Are Family and the Electric Slide type of party there are 1000 other tuxedo sporting mobile services that you can hire and I'm sure they are eager for your business.

Still with me? GREAT!

FUN WARNING: You must be at least (point to yourself) this awesome to ride this ride.

NOW if you want a totally fun party that your friends and family will be talking about for years then look no further. I thrive on making every event I DJ memorable and most importantly as fun as possible. Nothing makes me happier than to see you dancing all night long -- it's a part of who I am.

And what kind of DJ am I? Well let me tell you: I am the "dance until your feet are tired and your face hurts from the good time you are having" type of DJ. In my "professional" party opinion, guests are there to do three things: mingle, drink and dance. Your guests are NOT there to see a laser light show and listen to a MC on a microphone. My parties are dance floor FULL, and crazy lights and cheesy MC free.

A sampling of my most recent playlist includes: Prince, James Brown, Joan Jett, Montell Jordan, The Steve Miller Band, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, The Beatles and Usher. As an added bonus, playlist customization is also available. Afterall, I want to DJ the party you want to be at.

Remember that besides the beautiful and poignant ceremony you are planning, the DJ (that's me) makes or breaks the rest of your special event. I've seen the very good, the vanilla, the bad and the wish-I-could-forget DJs. It is so cliche but also so very VERY accurate: with DJs you really do get what you pay when it comes to professionalism, talent and fun, and I am well worth every dollar you'll invest.


Make sure to check out my reviews and lets chat about your event very soon.

Warmest regards with a side of radical,
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What music genres do you specialize in?
Electronic, Hip Hop, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock
What services do you offer?
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REVIEWS

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Christina
Wedding:
11/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Ben did a fantastic job DJing our wedding. I'm definitely using Ben again for the next big event I host! He really listened to what we wanted and was very helpful keeping us on track during the wedding. The dance floor was never empty and we all had so much fun. My little brother, who is not a dancer, didn't want to leave the dance floor! We even had a Conga line going at one point. We had such a great experience working with Ben.
Ben did a fantastic job DJing our wedding. I'm definitely using Ben again for the next big event I host! He really Read more...
Ben did a fantastic job DJing our wedding. I'm definitely using Ben again for the next big event I host! He really listened to what we wanted and was very helpful keeping us on track during the wedding. The dance floor was never empty and we all had so much fun. My little brother, who is not a dancer, didn't want to leave the dance floor! We even had a Conga line going at one point. We had such a great experience working with Ben. Read less
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Codi
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Ben was AWESOME to work with for this event! He was very professional and responsive, not to mention the awesome music! He really can get a crowd going for any event and always has awesome energy! Highly recommend Ben for any type of gathering!
Ben was AWESOME to work with for this event! He was very professional and responsive, not to mention the awesome music! He Read more...
Ben was AWESOME to work with for this event! He was very professional and responsive, not to mention the awesome music! He really can get a crowd going for any event and always has awesome energy! Highly recommend Ben for any type of gathering! Read less
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Taylor
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
DJ Royale was the perfect vendor for our wedding. Easy to get in contact with, quick to adjust details and most importantly he threw one hell of a dance party. During the planning process, he was super adaptable to our needs (music at ceremony site and reception) and provided us with a killer playlist for background music that was just what we imagined. Prior to the wedding, he told me that he would have every single person on their feet and dancing at the reception. I kid you not, there was a point were 95% of the guests were dancing their tails off. We had the best time and could have danced for hours longer if we didn't need to be out of the venue. You get what you pay for. If you want a quality DJ that listens to what you want/need/don't want and you want to seriously dance, DJ Royale is your guy.
DJ Royale was the perfect vendor for our wedding. Easy to get in contact with, quick to adjust details and most Read more...
DJ Royale was the perfect vendor for our wedding. Easy to get in contact with, quick to adjust details and most importantly he threw one hell of a dance party. During the planning process, he was super adaptable to our needs (music at ceremony site and reception) and provided us with a killer playlist for background music that was just what we imagined. Prior to the wedding, he told me that he would have every single person on their feet and dancing at the reception. I kid you not, there was a point were 95% of the guests were dancing their tails off. We had the best time and could have danced for hours longer if we didn't need to be out of the venue. You get what you pay for. If you want a quality DJ that listens to what you want/need/don't want and you want to seriously dance, DJ Royale is your guy. Read less
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Drew
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Ben is hands-down THE BEST DJ you could ask for! He truly made our wedding day amazing, and it just wouldn't have been the same without him there. From stepping up in key moments to keeping the dance floor going all night, he was AMAZING!

We had a hiccup with the slideshow my father-in-law was playing (not Ben's fault it was my father-in-laws computer) and the music kept skipping even though the video kept playing. Without even having to ask him, Ben jumped in and turned off the music on the slideshow and played the exact same music over his system. He even faded the music in and out during the transitions perfectly. He's prepared for every little thing that could happen and knows exactly what to do. Like I said, Ben is AMAZING.

He was so accommodating as well. We had originally planned to have him set up at the farmhouse and we'd dance up there. However after he had already set everything up we asked him if he could move his equipment down to another location at the venue. He just said "what ever you guys want I'll make it happen". He had a great attitude about it as well and didn't push back at all.

For the actual dance portion (our favorite), he kept the dance floor packed all night. Just when people would try to leave to go get a drink, he would play the perfect song to get them to turn around and go right back to dancing. We had a few specific requests for songs/moments during the dance and he played them at the perfect time and made it amazing.

Lastly, Ben has an amazing personality; is easy to get along with; and my friends and family loved him. You want a DJ that will make the day about you & your bride not themselves, and that is exactly how Ben was. Like I said, he was amazing and I truly couldn't have asked for a better DJ for the wedding. If you're looking for a DJ for your wedding, event, or party and don't use DJ Ben Christiansen (DJ ROYALE) you're an idiot. Book him now!
Ben is hands-down THE BEST DJ you could ask for! He truly made our wedding day amazing, and it just wouldn't have been the Read more...
Ben is hands-down THE BEST DJ you could ask for! He truly made our wedding day amazing, and it just wouldn't have been the same without him there. From stepping up in key moments to keeping the dance floor going all night, he was AMAZING!

We had a hiccup with the slideshow my father-in-law was playing (not Ben's fault it was my father-in-laws computer) and the music kept skipping even though the video kept playing. Without even having to ask him, Ben jumped in and turned off the music on the slideshow and played the exact same music over his system. He even faded the music in and out during the transitions perfectly. He's prepared for every little thing that could happen and knows exactly what to do. Like I said, Ben is AMAZING.

He was so accommodating as well. We had originally planned to have him set up at the farmhouse and we'd dance up there. However after he had already set everything up we asked him if he could move his equipment down to another location at the venue. He just said "what ever you guys want I'll make it happen". He had a great attitude about it as well and didn't push back at all.

For the actual dance portion (our favorite), he kept the dance floor packed all night. Just when people would try to leave to go get a drink, he would play the perfect song to get them to turn around and go right back to dancing. We had a few specific requests for songs/moments during the dance and he played them at the perfect time and made it amazing.

Lastly, Ben has an amazing personality; is easy to get along with; and my friends and family loved him. You want a DJ that will make the day about you & your bride not themselves, and that is exactly how Ben was. Like I said, he was amazing and I truly couldn't have asked for a better DJ for the wedding. If you're looking for a DJ for your wedding, event, or party and don't use DJ Ben Christiansen (DJ ROYALE) you're an idiot. Book him now! Read less
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Joan
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
This guy is magic. Highly recommend.
This guy is magic. Highly recommend.
This guy is magic. Highly recommend. Read less
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Jandra
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Benny is awesome! It all started when Benny DJ'd a few events I was at, including a wedding, I knew he'd be perfect for our day.

When I first contacted him he told me exactly how the process worked - very straight forward. He also asked me questions about our event I never had even thought about - I thought "he's clearly done this before." I booked him immediately for our reception, but had other ideas for our ceremony.

When our ceremony musician fell through I contacted him and asked if he'd be willing to control the music for the reception - he said of course. We also had an hour or so for cocktail hour while we did pictures, we had a playlist set that just needed to be monitored for any glitches, he also gladly took on that job - which was a HUGE stress reliever.

A week or so before he sent us a worksheet that essentially served as a timeline for him, when to start music for dinner, when to announce bride and groom, cake cutting, speeches, do not play songs, definitely play songs, etc. - very organized!

The day of: Ben showed up the day if very prepared and was set up with plenty of time to go before go time. The ceremony instructions were followed exactly and everything went smoothly the whole night. He picked awesome music and we had an epic dance party. I felt that the music he picked was geared toward everyones likes and all sorts of people were dancing that night.

Overall he was super easy to work with and everything went smooth the day of, he was organized, prepared, and professional, and he has a great personality - perfect for being an entertainer!
Benny is awesome! It all started when Benny DJ'd a few events I was at, including a wedding, I knew he'd be perfect for Read more...
Benny is awesome! It all started when Benny DJ'd a few events I was at, including a wedding, I knew he'd be perfect for our day.

When I first contacted him he told me exactly how the process worked - very straight forward. He also asked me questions about our event I never had even thought about - I thought "he's clearly done this before." I booked him immediately for our reception, but had other ideas for our ceremony.

When our ceremony musician fell through I contacted him and asked if he'd be willing to control the music for the reception - he said of course. We also had an hour or so for cocktail hour while we did pictures, we had a playlist set that just needed to be monitored for any glitches, he also gladly took on that job - which was a HUGE stress reliever.

A week or so before he sent us a worksheet that essentially served as a timeline for him, when to start music for dinner, when to announce bride and groom, cake cutting, speeches, do not play songs, definitely play songs, etc. - very organized!

The day of: Ben showed up the day if very prepared and was set up with plenty of time to go before go time. The ceremony instructions were followed exactly and everything went smoothly the whole night. He picked awesome music and we had an epic dance party. I felt that the music he picked was geared toward everyones likes and all sorts of people were dancing that night.

Overall he was super easy to work with and everything went smooth the day of, he was organized, prepared, and professional, and he has a great personality - perfect for being an entertainer! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
8/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Benny is a great DJ had great suggestions with helping me pick out my wedding songs, had a wonderful night dancing.
Benny is a great DJ had great suggestions with helping me pick out my wedding songs, had a wonderful night dancing.
Benny is a great DJ had great suggestions with helping me pick out my wedding songs, had a wonderful night dancing. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
What can I say!? Benny was amazing throughout this whole process. As wedding planning can be high stress, he made the DJ/music part of it a breeze. He was took direction well, was flexible, professional and laid back! From last minute song changes to ordering dance lights the night before, it was flawless. Benny made it happen! My husband and I only requested one thing, that the dance floor was packed and people were unable to leave because each song kept on bringing them back. He not only packed the dance floor, but people were coming up to us afterwards and saying it was the best dance party they ever had and that Benny was "Killing it!" If you have any event, I hope you make the right choice and hire on Benny! He won't stray you wrong! Seriously made our wedding a night to remember!
What can I say!? Benny was amazing throughout this whole process. As wedding planning can be high stress, he made the Read more...
What can I say!? Benny was amazing throughout this whole process. As wedding planning can be high stress, he made the DJ/music part of it a breeze. He was took direction well, was flexible, professional and laid back! From last minute song changes to ordering dance lights the night before, it was flawless. Benny made it happen! My husband and I only requested one thing, that the dance floor was packed and people were unable to leave because each song kept on bringing them back. He not only packed the dance floor, but people were coming up to us afterwards and saying it was the best dance party they ever had and that Benny was "Killing it!" If you have any event, I hope you make the right choice and hire on Benny! He won't stray you wrong! Seriously made our wedding a night to remember! Read less
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Cori
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
We loved having Benny as our DJ! He was great with communicating on the days
leading up to our wedding and asked all the right questions to make sure
everything went smoothly and there were no surprises. I especially liked that he
made a playlist for us on Spotify with all of the songs for the ceremony to
ensure we had the right versions and allowed me to make last minute changes without stress. The ceremony music was flawless and he made sure everyone was up and dancing during
the entire reception!
Thank you Benny for DJing my wedding and your part in making it the best day of
my life!!
We loved having Benny as our DJ! He was great with communicating on the days
leading up to our wedding and asked all Read more...
We loved having Benny as our DJ! He was great with communicating on the days
leading up to our wedding and asked all the right questions to make sure
everything went smoothly and there were no surprises. I especially liked that he
made a playlist for us on Spotify with all of the songs for the ceremony to
ensure we had the right versions and allowed me to make last minute changes without stress. The ceremony music was flawless and he made sure everyone was up and dancing during
the entire reception!
Thank you Benny for DJing my wedding and your part in making it the best day of
my life!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Ben made this event amazing. He was exactly what I was looking for with a DJ. He kept the party going and the dance floor packed. We met prior to the event and he provided a ton of options for songs whether it be a first dance or getting the party started with the grand entrance into the reception. You can't go wrong having Ben as your DJ, my wedding was such a blast and I knew I would have nothing to worry about with Ben behind the DJ booth!
Ben made this event amazing. He was exactly what I was looking for with a DJ. He kept the party going and the dance floor Read more...
Ben made this event amazing. He was exactly what I was looking for with a DJ. He kept the party going and the dance floor packed. We met prior to the event and he provided a ton of options for songs whether it be a first dance or getting the party started with the grand entrance into the reception. You can't go wrong having Ben as your DJ, my wedding was such a blast and I knew I would have nothing to worry about with Ben behind the DJ booth! Read less
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Wedding Season 2015 Offer
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In Your Mind: Hmmmm... What do I want for my reception? Ben: Oohh oohh over here! (hands waving for attention) How about an EPIC fool proof Wedding reception & Dance party with no cheesy song additives for a super competitive price!??! You: Wow sounds AMAZINGLY Perfect (Cue fireworks and end scene.)

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