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DJ By Jake

Marlborough , MA

LOCATION

Marlborough, MA 01752 US (map)

PHONE

888-435-5253

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ABOUT US

If you're looking for a DJ who provides high-quality entertainment without breaking the bank, then look no further! Your wedding day is all about you, so we help cater the party exactly... Read more
If you're looking for a DJ who provides high-quality entertainment without breaking the bank, then look no further! Your wedding day is all about you, so we help cater the party exactly to your needs and wants. We use the most modern technology, and have music spanning the genres and ages. For us, this work is fun, and your party should be too!

We are not "game show hosts," so you don't have to worry about hearing us on the mic all night long. We are happy to emcee introductions, special moments of the evening, and some party motivation...but your guests are not here to see us, so we "let the music do the talking."

We can provide music for your wedding ceremony as well for an additional fee. We also have a variety of lighting effects, including the ever-popular uplighting, to give your wedding a splash of color!

JUST ADDED! We now offer photo booths for your event. Using top of the line equipment, we invested in the best photo booth out there because that's what you and your guests deserve.

Also available either separately or in tandem with DJ'ing is a jazz trio and/or solo piano stylings. For more info on live music, contact us now!

Whatever your needs and budget, DJ By Jake is here to make your day go your way. Get in touch to start the conversation! 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:
"Let the music do the talking," is my motto, and I pride myself on being able to cover a wide range of music that is fun for everyone in attendance. I do MC'ing when needed, whether it be to introduce the First Dance, or get more feet onto the dance floor. I try my best at honoring all requests, and keeping the party just that -- a celebration!
What is your usual attire?
I wear a suit and tie, unless the the couple has specified that their reception is not formal.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
With so many other things to attend to on their wedding day, I will first try to acquire the requested song myself, but should all attempts on my part fail, I would ask the couple to provide it as a last measure, with plenty of time in advance to be made aware of this.
How many other DJs do you work with?
DJ By Jake, as the name implies, is just me. This cuts down on talking to a bunch of different people, and also makes it more personal and personable between myself and the bride/groom.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
3 hours.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
I strongly encourage a face-to-face meeting prior to booking my services. (If this is not possible, then a telephone call is recommended.) This will allow both the bride and myself to get a better understanding of each others personalities and how I can make your reception the best possible.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Absolutely! It not only makes my job easier, but will make the client's event feel more personalized.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes, I bring a 2-speaker set up, and require an hour to prepare the DJ booth. I also offer a second DJ rig, for smaller settings, or for remote locations (such as another room, ceremony music, etc.).
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Lighting is available (which includes 4 multi-colored lights that flash to the music), a disco ball with two pin spots, a strobe, a fog machine, and a 360-degree spinning laser light.
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?
I require an hour to set up, and an hour to break down. I require the facility to provide a dressed, sturdy, six-foot table, and a covering/canopy (if the event is outdoors).
Do you have any extra space requirements?
I require 3 feet of space on all sides of DJ booth for speakers and room to move.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
I do not use any advertising at events except for placing business cards on the table where I'm set up. The event is about you, and while I appreciate interest from potential clients, I do not want to detract from the atmosphere with an eyesore.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
I am happy to emcee introductions, announce important updates (dinner is served, etc.) or encourage people to dance, but I'm also perfectly content with being in the background and not saying much either.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
I'd change gears musically; put on a slow song that people would respond to, or encourage guests to come to the dance floor.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I do require a meal, however not a break to eat it. I will prepare music to continue to play as I eat.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
n/a
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Having been involved in the mobile DJ industry for many years, I have worked with many other DJs, who are reputable and reliable should any unforeseen event take place.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
No. I only book one event per day so that I do not feel rushed, and by extension, my complete focus is on your individual party.
What is your overtime rate?
The hourly rate and a half.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
I charge $25 for every 25 miles beyond my base of operations, both ways.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
50% non-refundable

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5.0/5.0
Jake was great. He was helpful before the event, and his services during the wedding were excellent. We received multiple compliments on our music throughout the evening.
Jake was great. He was helpful before the event, and his services during the wedding were excellent. We received multiple Read more...
Jake was great. He was helpful before the event, and his services during the wedding were excellent. We received multiple compliments on our music throughout the evening. Read less
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DJ By Jake responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much! I'm glad both you and your guests had a great time!
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Anonymous
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Choosing to work with Jake was one of the best decisions we made during the wedding planning process. His communication and prompt responses plus easy to use forms made planning both our ceremony and reception a breeze. The music for dancing was awesome and definitely a crowd-pleaser. There was non-stop dancing and we heard from numerous guests how fun the evening was. We highly recommend using DJ By Jake.
Choosing to work with Jake was one of the best decisions we made during the wedding planning process. His communication Read more...
Choosing to work with Jake was one of the best decisions we made during the wedding planning process. His communication and prompt responses plus easy to use forms made planning both our ceremony and reception a breeze. The music for dancing was awesome and definitely a crowd-pleaser. There was non-stop dancing and we heard from numerous guests how fun the evening was. We highly recommend using DJ By Jake. Read less
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DJ By Jake responded with the following comments:

I always try to think about how I'd want to be treated as the host, or a guest, so I make sure to deliver the professionalism I would expect in the same instance. Thanks for your high marks on it!
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jake, thank you for a great night! Everyone complimented the music and we had a blast!
Jake, thank you for a great night! Everyone complimented the music and we had a blast!
Jake, thank you for a great night! Everyone complimented the music and we had a blast! Read less
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DJ By Jake responded with the following comments:

You're very welcome!
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Meredith
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Jake did a fantastic job with our wedding. He was very responsive when we had questions, and more than happy to work with us to make sure our wedding was exactly what we wanted, down to trying something he had never done before in order o make sure we were happy with our music and getting hold of an assortment of tracks he didn't have in his library (which is really quite extensive). We were also very appreciative of the fact he plays music for an event, and lets the event be the focus, keeping everyone dancing and having fun without making himself the focus of the event. We were thrilled to have found Jake and equally thrilled to have him help us create an amazing evening!
Jake did a fantastic job with our wedding. He was very responsive when we had questions, and more than happy to work with Read more...
Jake did a fantastic job with our wedding. He was very responsive when we had questions, and more than happy to work with us to make sure our wedding was exactly what we wanted, down to trying something he had never done before in order o make sure we were happy with our music and getting hold of an assortment of tracks he didn't have in his library (which is really quite extensive). We were also very appreciative of the fact he plays music for an event, and lets the event be the focus, keeping everyone dancing and having fun without making himself the focus of the event. We were thrilled to have found Jake and equally thrilled to have him help us create an amazing evening! Read less
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DJ By Jake responded with the following comments:

I always feel that adding songs to my library is helping me grow as a DJ, so thank YOU for that too!
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amber
Wedding:
10/10/2014
5.0/5.0
DJ by Jake was a great choice for us! The company is very reasonably priced and I feel like we got so much more than what we paid for! Jake was professional, laid back, and on top of his game. I loved the online planning tools to complete as the planning process went on. It made the night go by very smoothly.
DJ by Jake was a great choice for us! The company is very reasonably priced and I feel like we got so much more than what Read more...
DJ by Jake was a great choice for us! The company is very reasonably priced and I feel like we got so much more than what we paid for! Jake was professional, laid back, and on top of his game. I loved the online planning tools to complete as the planning process went on. It made the night go by very smoothly. Read less
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DJ By Jake responded with the following comments:

I try to deliver great services for affordable rates. I'm glad you feel you got that!
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K.
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
We had Kevin as the DJ for our wedding and he was great! He was very professional and courteous and we got a LOT of compliments on the music. It was such a fun night and everyone was dancing. He played a lot of the songs that we had requested as well as other songs that our guests requested. Overall, we would definitely recommend Kevin from DJ by Jake.
We had Kevin as the DJ for our wedding and he was great! He was very professional and courteous and we got a LOT of Read more...
We had Kevin as the DJ for our wedding and he was great! He was very professional and courteous and we got a LOT of compliments on the music. It was such a fun night and everyone was dancing. He played a lot of the songs that we had requested as well as other songs that our guests requested. Overall, we would definitely recommend Kevin from DJ by Jake. Read less
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DJ By Jake responded with the following comments:

Kevin is a master of the DJ'ing industry. We're lucky to have him, and glad we could pass him on to your special day!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jake was great! It was all about the music and he listened to our requests. He stuck to the schedule we planned. Everyone had a great time!
Jake was great! It was all about the music and he listened to our requests. He stuck to the schedule we planned. Everyone Read more...
Jake was great! It was all about the music and he listened to our requests. He stuck to the schedule we planned. Everyone had a great time! Read less
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DJ By Jake responded with the following comments:

I prefer to over-prepare just in case, so it runs smoothly for both of us!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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Easy to work with, great with communication, excellent job at our wedding. I highly recommend DJ by Jake.
Easy to work with, great with communication, excellent job at our wedding. I highly recommend DJ by Jake.
Easy to work with, great with communication, excellent job at our wedding. I highly recommend DJ by Jake. Read less
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DJ By Jake responded with the following comments:

Thank you! We like to make it as stress-free and fun for everyone!
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Elaine
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Nathan was the DJ/emcee for our ceremony and reception. He did such a great job! The music was excellent and he read the crowd well. He took the time to go over the whole event timeline with me and was very detail oriented however still very flexible with last minute changes. Nathan and Jake were very responsive and professional. I would strongly recommend DJ by Jake!
Nathan was the DJ/emcee for our ceremony and reception. He did such a great job! The music was excellent and he read the Read more...
Nathan was the DJ/emcee for our ceremony and reception. He did such a great job! The music was excellent and he read the crowd well. He took the time to go over the whole event timeline with me and was very detail oriented however still very flexible with last minute changes. Nathan and Jake were very responsive and professional. I would strongly recommend DJ by Jake! Read less
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DJ By Jake responded with the following comments:

We carry out our client relationships how we would want to be treated as clients. We're happy you thought it was a strong part of your experience.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I wasn't able to book DJ Jake for my wedding (recommended by a friend), but he brought in DJ Nathan who was fantastic. He listened to our requests and created the perfect mix of classic and contemporary music to serenade our evening/create the atmosphere we were going for. Relaxed, organized, and not remotely "game show host"-y, Nathan was very pleasant to work with and did a great job.
I wasn't able to book DJ Jake for my wedding (recommended by a friend), but he brought in DJ Nathan who was fantastic. He Read more...
I wasn't able to book DJ Jake for my wedding (recommended by a friend), but he brought in DJ Nathan who was fantastic. He listened to our requests and created the perfect mix of classic and contemporary music to serenade our evening/create the atmosphere we were going for. Relaxed, organized, and not remotely "game show host"-y, Nathan was very pleasant to work with and did a great job. Read less
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DJ By Jake responded with the following comments:

Nathan does a lot of research -- as we all do -- before each event, to make sure the music is just the type you like.

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If you are an Educator in the state of Massachusetts, DJ By Jake will give you 10% of off your final booking rate. Contact me with your information, and mention that you saw this from WeddingWire. This cannot be combined with any other promotion.
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