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DJ Derek Tobler

Charlottesville , VA
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P.O. Box 73
Charlottesville, VA 22902 US (map)

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434-296-6689
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ABOUT US

Congratulations on your engagement!

I would like your wedding ceremony and reception to be fondly remembered for many years to come. Your day will stand out as being fun,... Read more
Congratulations on your engagement!

I would like your wedding ceremony and reception to be fondly remembered for many years to come. Your day will stand out as being fun, unique, and seamless.

As your DJ and Emcee, I will work with you to make sure your music tastes are well represented and that the day reflects your individual personalities. You may be able to visualize what you would like your wedding day to look like. If you describe that image to me in our consultation, I will do my part to help realize your dream wedding. My commitment to you is that I will treat your wedding like it is the most important day of my career.
DJ/Emcee
The music I play at your wedding will depend on what I learn about your music tastes when we discuss this together. Every wedding I do is individually catered to each couple, resulting in a different mix of music played at each wedding. I delete your play lists before I go to my next wedding to keep things fresh. You may provide as many must-plays as you like, and I always respect your do-not-play list.

I also would make all appropriate announcements throughout the evening, and make sure all the correct people are ready and in the room before anything happens (including your other vendors). This is an important part of what I do for you so that the evening flows seamlessly. I would consider my Emcee style to be professional and to the point. You and your guests need to know what is happening, but the focus of the day will remain on you.
First Dance Custom Edits
You may like a particular song for your first dance, but feel it is too long to dance to or wish a verse could be removed. Or you may want to have a little fun and combine a couple songs while keeping the total length around 3 minutes.

Just let me know and I will make you a custom song edit and email it to you for your approval prior to your wedding day.
Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Reception
Your music needs may be for your reception only or you may require separate sound systems for your ceremony and cocktail hour, as well. I own multiple systems that can be set up and ready at each needed location prior to your guests arrival.

Microphones will be provided, as needed, at your ceremony to capture all dialog for your family and friends to hear - including your vows and additional readings. Read less
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What music genres do you specialize in?
Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Top 40
What services do you offer?
Consultation, Do-Not-Play List, Karaoke, Liability Insurance, MC, One Event/Day
What additional equipment do you offer?
Flat Screen, Microphones, Projector, Sound/PA System, Uplighting

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Katherine
Wedding:
12/10/2016
5.0/5.0
Derek was an AMAZING DJ! He is a true professional and we were so fortunate to have him as part of our big day! Throughout the planning process, Derek was easy to talk to and made sure everything was perfect for the wedding. He nailed our music choice/requests and our guests couldn't say enough good things about the music for the day. He really understood the vibe we were going for and is truly talented. Every vendor I worked with said how wonderful he was, so I knew before the wedding he would be great, but he really went above and beyond. He was the perfect fit for us. Thank you so much, Derek!!!
Derek was an AMAZING DJ! He is a true professional and we were so fortunate to have him as part of our big day! Throughout Read more...
Derek was an AMAZING DJ! He is a true professional and we were so fortunate to have him as part of our big day! Throughout the planning process, Derek was easy to talk to and made sure everything was perfect for the wedding. He nailed our music choice/requests and our guests couldn't say enough good things about the music for the day. He really understood the vibe we were going for and is truly talented. Every vendor I worked with said how wonderful he was, so I knew before the wedding he would be great, but he really went above and beyond. He was the perfect fit for us. Thank you so much, Derek!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Planning my October 2016 Virginia Wedding from Rhode Island wasn't easy. Vendors that were flexible and professional made all the difference. Derek was one of those people. Based on the reviews I fully trusted him at booking. It wasn't until we talked 6 weeks before that wedding that I knew I made the right choice! Derek was incredibly knowledgable, understanding, and decoded my sometimes contradicting opinions on music and agenda. On the day of the wedding he was well versed in what the days events even despite slim to zero direction from the venue. Derek kept everyone dancing all night and made all the difference in harnessing the joy and celebration of the day. We can't thank him enough!
Planning my October 2016 Virginia Wedding from Rhode Island wasn't easy. Vendors that were flexible and professional made Read more...
Planning my October 2016 Virginia Wedding from Rhode Island wasn't easy. Vendors that were flexible and professional made all the difference. Derek was one of those people. Based on the reviews I fully trusted him at booking. It wasn't until we talked 6 weeks before that wedding that I knew I made the right choice! Derek was incredibly knowledgable, understanding, and decoded my sometimes contradicting opinions on music and agenda. On the day of the wedding he was well versed in what the days events even despite slim to zero direction from the venue. Derek kept everyone dancing all night and made all the difference in harnessing the joy and celebration of the day. We can't thank him enough! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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WhitMikaela
Wedding:
7/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Nearly a year passed between our first meeting with Derek and our wedding day. In that entire time, I was truly impressed with his responsiveness, professionalism and positive attitude. The music at our wedding was one of the most important pieces of the puzzle and we could not have been happier with Derek. My husband and I, plus all our guests, hardly left the dance floor. Song choice and transitions made for one heck of a party! Additionally, he was key to driving the "program" for the evening. We knew exactly when it was time for special dances (first dance, father/daughter, mother/son), cake cutting, speeches, etc. without having to check the time. It made for a stress-free, fun and memorable evening. Everything we could have wanted. We HIGHLY recommend Derek for anything requiring a DJ!
Nearly a year passed between our first meeting with Derek and our wedding day. In that entire time, I was truly impressed Read more...
Nearly a year passed between our first meeting with Derek and our wedding day. In that entire time, I was truly impressed with his responsiveness, professionalism and positive attitude. The music at our wedding was one of the most important pieces of the puzzle and we could not have been happier with Derek. My husband and I, plus all our guests, hardly left the dance floor. Song choice and transitions made for one heck of a party! Additionally, he was key to driving the "program" for the evening. We knew exactly when it was time for special dances (first dance, father/daughter, mother/son), cake cutting, speeches, etc. without having to check the time. It made for a stress-free, fun and memorable evening. Everything we could have wanted. We HIGHLY recommend Derek for anything requiring a DJ! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
From the first meeting my daughter and I had with Derek, he seemed the perfect choice for her wedding DJ. He listened to her choices, made suggestions and seemed to really care. We were impressed with his professionalism, his responsiveness, his talent, as well as the dance lessons he provided. The wedding guests danced on and on as Derek DJ'd the night away. Kudos and thanks, Derek for a job well done.
From the first meeting my daughter and I had with Derek, he seemed the perfect choice for her wedding DJ. He listened to Read more...
From the first meeting my daughter and I had with Derek, he seemed the perfect choice for her wedding DJ. He listened to her choices, made suggestions and seemed to really care. We were impressed with his professionalism, his responsiveness, his talent, as well as the dance lessons he provided. The wedding guests danced on and on as Derek DJ'd the night away. Kudos and thanks, Derek for a job well done. Read less
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Quanjun
Wedding:
5/14/2016
5.0/5.0
Derek is the best ! he did an excellent job for my daughter's wedding. He is very pleasant and professional. He was very patient with us and gave great recommendations. He came in early to set up his equipment and he made the entire wedding day smooth and easy. Most importantly, he kept the crowd excited and on the dance floor, he even got on the dance floor and showed a few killer moves. We could not be happier with our decision to have him as the DJ and will recommend him to anyone who is looking for a DJ for their wedding or other big event.
Derek is the best ! he did an excellent job for my daughter's wedding. He is very pleasant and professional. He was very Read more...
Derek is the best ! he did an excellent job for my daughter's wedding. He is very pleasant and professional. He was very patient with us and gave great recommendations. He came in early to set up his equipment and he made the entire wedding day smooth and easy. Most importantly, he kept the crowd excited and on the dance floor, he even got on the dance floor and showed a few killer moves. We could not be happier with our decision to have him as the DJ and will recommend him to anyone who is looking for a DJ for their wedding or other big event. Read less
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Eileen
Wedding:
5/1/2016
5.0/5.0
Whoaaaaaaaaaaa!!! Derek was the absolute best! We felt so good communicating with him and then we felt even better after our first meeting! He's a rock star and will leave wanting more time to dance.

Top 5 reasons to get Derek as a DJ:
1. Professionalism
2. Awesome recommendations when your struggling for songs
3. Gets the crowd going/keeps them dancing
4. Gives clear direction during the key transitions in the wedding
5. Killer dance moves!!!...that make your guests wish you could dance like him.

These are just a few....
Please do yourself a favor and stop searching and pick Derek!! You will be so happy you did!!!
Whoaaaaaaaaaaa!!! Derek was the absolute best! We felt so good communicating with him and then we felt even better after Read more...
Whoaaaaaaaaaaa!!! Derek was the absolute best! We felt so good communicating with him and then we felt even better after our first meeting! He's a rock star and will leave wanting more time to dance.

Top 5 reasons to get Derek as a DJ:
1. Professionalism
2. Awesome recommendations when your struggling for songs
3. Gets the crowd going/keeps them dancing
4. Gives clear direction during the key transitions in the wedding
5. Killer dance moves!!!...that make your guests wish you could dance like him.

These are just a few....
Please do yourself a favor and stop searching and pick Derek!! You will be so happy you did!!! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Derek did an amazing job at our wedding. He took our general likes and dislikes and created an amazing night of music out of it. Our guests loved the song selection and he did a great job playing to the crowd and keeping everyone happy and dancing. The quality of his music, speakers, and microphones were great, so every speech and toast could be heard perfectly. We highly recommend working with Derek, you'll get exactly what you want doing so. We also took dance lessons with him which were fun and incredibly helpful.
Derek did an amazing job at our wedding. He took our general likes and dislikes and created an amazing night of music out Read more...
Derek did an amazing job at our wedding. He took our general likes and dislikes and created an amazing night of music out of it. Our guests loved the song selection and he did a great job playing to the crowd and keeping everyone happy and dancing. The quality of his music, speakers, and microphones were great, so every speech and toast could be heard perfectly. We highly recommend working with Derek, you'll get exactly what you want doing so. We also took dance lessons with him which were fun and incredibly helpful. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Justine
Wedding:
4/9/2016
5.0/5.0
Derek came recommended to us by our officiant (Reverend Gaye Einstein), who is also out of Charlottesville. As soon as we contacted Derek, he was professional, responsive, and extremely forthright - we knew we made a great decision! We got married in Richmond, VA and Derek was more than willing to travel without an additional fee. His price included ceremony music, reception music, and wireless uplighting in the color of our choice which was STUNNING! During our meeting with him closer to the wedding date, he helped guide our thoughts and select the right music for each moment at our wedding, and he provided suggestions as needed. He is truly talented and great at his job, everyone at my wedding could not stop raving about how wonderful the DJ was - and I agree! From start to finish, Derek made the entire process smooth and easy and we could not be happier with our choice to hire him for our big day. Your wedding is probably the most extravagant/expensive event you will have, and truly working with him was money well spent. If you're looking for an AWESOME DJ who is also a really down to earth person, reliable, and know's how to get the party going - Derek Tobler is your guy!
Derek came recommended to us by our officiant (Reverend Gaye Einstein), who is also out of Charlottesville. As soon as we Read more...
Derek came recommended to us by our officiant (Reverend Gaye Einstein), who is also out of Charlottesville. As soon as we contacted Derek, he was professional, responsive, and extremely forthright - we knew we made a great decision! We got married in Richmond, VA and Derek was more than willing to travel without an additional fee. His price included ceremony music, reception music, and wireless uplighting in the color of our choice which was STUNNING! During our meeting with him closer to the wedding date, he helped guide our thoughts and select the right music for each moment at our wedding, and he provided suggestions as needed. He is truly talented and great at his job, everyone at my wedding could not stop raving about how wonderful the DJ was - and I agree! From start to finish, Derek made the entire process smooth and easy and we could not be happier with our choice to hire him for our big day. Your wedding is probably the most extravagant/expensive event you will have, and truly working with him was money well spent. If you're looking for an AWESOME DJ who is also a really down to earth person, reliable, and know's how to get the party going - Derek Tobler is your guy! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
2/27/2016
5.0/5.0
If you're reading this, you're thinking about a DJ and your search should stop here. Derek made our day so special and was an incredible part of our wedding! I didn't have a wedding planner so he worked with me to keep the entire night on schedule by announcing activities so everyone could watch/participate. He listened to what my fiancé and I liked and even played some of our favorite contemporary artist during the buffet. Our dance floor was never empty. He played music we loved and music our guest could dance to. He even gave us a dance lesson the week before so we didn't look like fools during our first dance. Above all he is personable, responsive, and so very easy to work with. He made our wedding unique to us and completely unforgettable.
If you're reading this, you're thinking about a DJ and your search should stop here. Derek made our day so special and was Read more...
If you're reading this, you're thinking about a DJ and your search should stop here. Derek made our day so special and was an incredible part of our wedding! I didn't have a wedding planner so he worked with me to keep the entire night on schedule by announcing activities so everyone could watch/participate. He listened to what my fiancé and I liked and even played some of our favorite contemporary artist during the buffet. Our dance floor was never empty. He played music we loved and music our guest could dance to. He even gave us a dance lesson the week before so we didn't look like fools during our first dance. Above all he is personable, responsive, and so very easy to work with. He made our wedding unique to us and completely unforgettable. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Derek did a tremendous job. He helped us construct our playlist beforehand, made suggestions when we did not know what songs were played, let us know what was popular at the time, and what genre of music everyone of all ages would appreciate. On the day of, he performed his MC duties better than we could have imagined. He directed everyone around and made sure the reception didn't miss a beat.
Derek did a tremendous job. He helped us construct our playlist beforehand, made suggestions when we did not know what Read more...
Derek did a tremendous job. He helped us construct our playlist beforehand, made suggestions when we did not know what songs were played, let us know what was popular at the time, and what genre of music everyone of all ages would appreciate. On the day of, he performed his MC duties better than we could have imagined. He directed everyone around and made sure the reception didn't miss a beat. Read less
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