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DJ Derek Tobler

Charlottesville , VA
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LOCATION

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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INFO FOR DJ

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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Sarah
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
DJ Tobler is amazing! He was a highlight of our wedding, and all of our friends are still commenting that it was one of the most fun wedding dance parties that they've ever been a part of. He is extremely professional, fun, and flexible, and he catered to our every wish! He made the music flow perfectly, and he made it all seem effortless. I would recommend him to anyone - book DJ Tobler, and you and your guests will have an amazing time!!
DJ Tobler is amazing! He was a highlight of our wedding, and all of our friends are still commenting that it was one of Read more...
DJ Tobler is amazing! He was a highlight of our wedding, and all of our friends are still commenting that it was one of the most fun wedding dance parties that they've ever been a part of. He is extremely professional, fun, and flexible, and he catered to our every wish! He made the music flow perfectly, and he made it all seem effortless. I would recommend him to anyone - book DJ Tobler, and you and your guests will have an amazing time!! Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
5/30/2015
5.0/5.0
Derek was perfect! DJ, emcee, and dance instructor: he does it all. Not only was the dance floor filled all night, but our guests were blown away by our choreographed first dance. He was professional and organized, and a blast to be around. He kept everything moving smoothly from ceremony to last dance. We worked together to come up with a playlist of songs, and Derek made the perfect suggestions and changes to keep all 150 of our guests happy and dancing for hours. We got endless compliments on our party, and much of it was thanks to Derek. I cannot recommend him more highly. He is a must have for any central Virginia wedding!
Derek was perfect! DJ, emcee, and dance instructor: he does it all. Not only was the dance floor filled all night, but our Read more...
Derek was perfect! DJ, emcee, and dance instructor: he does it all. Not only was the dance floor filled all night, but our guests were blown away by our choreographed first dance. He was professional and organized, and a blast to be around. He kept everything moving smoothly from ceremony to last dance. We worked together to come up with a playlist of songs, and Derek made the perfect suggestions and changes to keep all 150 of our guests happy and dancing for hours. We got endless compliments on our party, and much of it was thanks to Derek. I cannot recommend him more highly. He is a must have for any central Virginia wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Derek was awesome. Derek did the music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Having great music and a giant dance party were really important to us for our wedding. We really liked Derek's style and he was professional and great to work with. We had a very short must-play list and that was about it - he took it from there and everyone had an amazing time. He was also really flexible and was key in a last-minute rearranging of events at our wedding due to weather. Our guests and other vendors have also commented on how great he was. We highly recommend him!
Derek was awesome. Derek did the music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Having great music and a giant dance Read more...
Derek was awesome. Derek did the music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. Having great music and a giant dance party were really important to us for our wedding. We really liked Derek's style and he was professional and great to work with. We had a very short must-play list and that was about it - he took it from there and everyone had an amazing time. He was also really flexible and was key in a last-minute rearranging of events at our wedding due to weather. Our guests and other vendors have also commented on how great he was. We highly recommend him! Read less
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Kayla
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Derek was a pleasure to work with for our wedding at Trump Winery. He made us feel comfortable from the first meeting to the wedding day and we could not have been happier. He didn't say anything cheesy like we have all experienced at someone's wedding and showed professionalism throughout the reception. As Charlottesville was a destination wedding for us, we really relied on reviews for our vendors and they did not steer us wrong with Derek. Book this guy!
Derek was a pleasure to work with for our wedding at Trump Winery. He made us feel comfortable from the first meeting to Read more...
Derek was a pleasure to work with for our wedding at Trump Winery. He made us feel comfortable from the first meeting to the wedding day and we could not have been happier. He didn't say anything cheesy like we have all experienced at someone's wedding and showed professionalism throughout the reception. As Charlottesville was a destination wedding for us, we really relied on reviews for our vendors and they did not steer us wrong with Derek. Book this guy! Read less
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shaun
Wedding:
5/1/2015
5.0/5.0
DJ Derek Tobler was our DJ for our wedding at Pippin Hill on May 1st 2015. From the first initial meeting to the final song, Derek was professional and helpful throughout. He helped my wife and I think about things to consider that we would have never thought of it if wasn't for him. He was extremely flexible in what songs we wanted to hear, and which ones we didn't in case some crazy Aunt started requesting things we would prefer not to hear. He handled our ceremony, worked with the Bag Piper we hired for right after the ceremony and our videographer as well, and of course he handled the cocktail hour and reception. He knew our venue, all of our vendors, the whole process appeared seamless to us and we're really thankful for that. He was able to take our suggestions and add songs around our style of music. One highlight I still find myself laughing about because I didn't immediately realize it when it was happening was a broken glass incident on the dance floor. As I was helping the staff pick up the broken glass I noticed in the background "Walking on broken glass" was playing, I thought it was the funniest thing, and it even cheered up my buddies date who was rather upset about dropping it. Not a bad song to play at a wedding either so most guests didn't even notice why the song was funny.

All and all my wife and I both would absolutely recommend Derek for any event. If anyone is torn between a band and a DJ, go with Derek for a DJ and take away 1 stressful thing about wedding planning off your plate.

Thanks again Derek!
Shaun & Carrie Stanford
(I don't feel it's appropriate to list pricing but he was more than reasonable and totally worth it, and his pricing is on his website so check it out: http://www.djtobler.com/)
DJ Derek Tobler was our DJ for our wedding at Pippin Hill on May 1st 2015. From the first initial meeting to the final Read more...
DJ Derek Tobler was our DJ for our wedding at Pippin Hill on May 1st 2015. From the first initial meeting to the final song, Derek was professional and helpful throughout. He helped my wife and I think about things to consider that we would have never thought of it if wasn't for him. He was extremely flexible in what songs we wanted to hear, and which ones we didn't in case some crazy Aunt started requesting things we would prefer not to hear. He handled our ceremony, worked with the Bag Piper we hired for right after the ceremony and our videographer as well, and of course he handled the cocktail hour and reception. He knew our venue, all of our vendors, the whole process appeared seamless to us and we're really thankful for that. He was able to take our suggestions and add songs around our style of music. One highlight I still find myself laughing about because I didn't immediately realize it when it was happening was a broken glass incident on the dance floor. As I was helping the staff pick up the broken glass I noticed in the background "Walking on broken glass" was playing, I thought it was the funniest thing, and it even cheered up my buddies date who was rather upset about dropping it. Not a bad song to play at a wedding either so most guests didn't even notice why the song was funny.

All and all my wife and I both would absolutely recommend Derek for any event. If anyone is torn between a band and a DJ, go with Derek for a DJ and take away 1 stressful thing about wedding planning off your plate.

Thanks again Derek!
Shaun & Carrie Stanford
(I don't feel it's appropriate to list pricing but he was more than reasonable and totally worth it, and his pricing is on his website so check it out: http://www.djtobler.com/) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Venue
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kristin
Wedding:
11/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Derek was fantastic. Music was a huge part of our big day and Derek was better than we even could have expected. We had somewhat of an older crowd and he played appropriate music while they wanted to dance, and age appropriate music with our friends toward the end of the night. When people seemed to be vacating the dance floor, he put on songs that drew people back in. He is a phenomenal DJ and we are soooo lucky to have found him.
Derek was fantastic. Music was a huge part of our big day and Derek was better than we even could have expected. We had Read more...
Derek was fantastic. Music was a huge part of our big day and Derek was better than we even could have expected. We had somewhat of an older crowd and he played appropriate music while they wanted to dance, and age appropriate music with our friends toward the end of the night. When people seemed to be vacating the dance floor, he put on songs that drew people back in. He is a phenomenal DJ and we are soooo lucky to have found him. Read less
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Abby
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
It is my pleasure to write this review for Derek Tobler, Mobile DJ and Emcee. My husband and I were married at King Family Vineyards this November, and we could not be happier with how our wedding day turned out. Derek is a huge part of what made our day so great.
Derek is very professional but is also a lot of fun to work with. In our first conversations with him, he made us feel comfortable and he really listened to what we wanted for our reception. After meeting him in person, we were even further convinced that we were in good hands. We wanted everyone dancing—and Derek absolutely went above and beyond in making that happen! I can’t believe I was ever even concerned that people wouldn’t dance at the reception. Derek really got a great feel for the crowd and played music that kept everyone on the dance floor all night long. He brought such a fun energy to the evening, and we all had a fantastic time. We loved that he took the time to show our guests the steps to some dances—it was great that everyone could learn and join in! Derek was also a wonderful emcee for the dinner portion of the evening. He made sure he had the pronunciations for all of our family and wedding party member names correct, and he kept everything running smoothly. Everyone knew what was going on at all times and everything was very organized.
Thank you Derek for all you did to make our wedding day so perfect!
It is my pleasure to write this review for Derek Tobler, Mobile DJ and Emcee. My husband and I were married at King Family Read more...
It is my pleasure to write this review for Derek Tobler, Mobile DJ and Emcee. My husband and I were married at King Family Vineyards this November, and we could not be happier with how our wedding day turned out. Derek is a huge part of what made our day so great.
Derek is very professional but is also a lot of fun to work with. In our first conversations with him, he made us feel comfortable and he really listened to what we wanted for our reception. After meeting him in person, we were even further convinced that we were in good hands. We wanted everyone dancing—and Derek absolutely went above and beyond in making that happen! I can’t believe I was ever even concerned that people wouldn’t dance at the reception. Derek really got a great feel for the crowd and played music that kept everyone on the dance floor all night long. He brought such a fun energy to the evening, and we all had a fantastic time. We loved that he took the time to show our guests the steps to some dances—it was great that everyone could learn and join in! Derek was also a wonderful emcee for the dinner portion of the evening. He made sure he had the pronunciations for all of our family and wedding party member names correct, and he kept everything running smoothly. Everyone knew what was going on at all times and everything was very organized.
Thank you Derek for all you did to make our wedding day so perfect! Read less
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Phillip
Wedding:
10/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Derek-

Sorry I have not put this in sooner. The services you provided for Christina and my wedding on October 27th, 2014 was phenomenal. I had briefly spoke to DJ Tobler about what we were expecting the days previously and on the day of the wedding I lost my phone. I was so tied up with pictures and other ceremony obligations I did not have a chance to communicate with anyone on set up. Luckily Derek went above and beyond any expectations I had. The music was on point to what we had asked for. I am still receiving feedback 3 months later on how that was one of the best weddings for our guest to ever attend. Derek you were a major part of our ceremony, and reception and we thank you dearly for making it happen. I am so glad that we chose you to be a part of special day, and you made it even more special by being awesome. I would recommend Derek to anyone and everyone that is need of DJ services. This guy is second to none.

Phil and Christina
Derek-

Sorry I have not put this in sooner. The services you provided for Christina and my wedding on October Read more...
Derek-

Sorry I have not put this in sooner. The services you provided for Christina and my wedding on October 27th, 2014 was phenomenal. I had briefly spoke to DJ Tobler about what we were expecting the days previously and on the day of the wedding I lost my phone. I was so tied up with pictures and other ceremony obligations I did not have a chance to communicate with anyone on set up. Luckily Derek went above and beyond any expectations I had. The music was on point to what we had asked for. I am still receiving feedback 3 months later on how that was one of the best weddings for our guest to ever attend. Derek you were a major part of our ceremony, and reception and we thank you dearly for making it happen. I am so glad that we chose you to be a part of special day, and you made it even more special by being awesome. I would recommend Derek to anyone and everyone that is need of DJ services. This guy is second to none.

Phil and Christina Read less
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melissa
Wedding:
10/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Derek was amazing to work with! We told him we wanted a huge party and he delivered! All our guests complimented us on how awesome the DJ was and everyone danced all night! He also helped us with our ceremony music bringing speakers for our ceremony/cocktail hour singer which was super helpful! If you are looking for the best DJ he's your guy!
Derek was amazing to work with! We told him we wanted a huge party and he delivered! All our guests complimented us on how Read more...
Derek was amazing to work with! We told him we wanted a huge party and he delivered! All our guests complimented us on how awesome the DJ was and everyone danced all night! He also helped us with our ceremony music bringing speakers for our ceremony/cocktail hour singer which was super helpful! If you are looking for the best DJ he's your guy! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Bethany
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Derek was great! He was so much fun to work with and is a really good and being able to pick music that works for a diverse crowd - which we certainly had! He gave us suggestions that were brilliant and put up with our chaotic and off-beat wedding. Derek is a great balance of being professional but also so much fun with a big personality - but he is definitely NOT one of those sleazy, cheesy DJs. He is the real deal and you would be crazy to not book him for your event.
Derek was great! He was so much fun to work with and is a really good and being able to pick music that works for a Read more...
Derek was great! He was so much fun to work with and is a really good and being able to pick music that works for a diverse crowd - which we certainly had! He gave us suggestions that were brilliant and put up with our chaotic and off-beat wedding. Derek is a great balance of being professional but also so much fun with a big personality - but he is definitely NOT one of those sleazy, cheesy DJs. He is the real deal and you would be crazy to not book him for your event. Read less
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