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DJ Michael Valenti

MD
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LOCATION

Valenti Entertainment Consultants, Ellicott City
MD 21042 US

PHONE

301-523-2767

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ABOUT US

You have waited what seems like a life time for this special day.. What you need in a DJ is experience. Michael has performed at over 1000 receptions. Working every Hotel from the "Four... Read more
You have waited what seems like a life time for this special day.. What you need in a DJ is experience. Michael has performed at over 1000 receptions. Working every Hotel from the "Four Seasons", the "Willard Hotel, The Hay Adams,The Newseum dowtown for the CNN Post Election party the USS Constellation and even the House of former Vice President Al Gore!!..He puts his heart and soul into each and every job he does. He will work with you on every detail, from the first song to the last , to make sure your day turns out just the way you dreamed! He is the choice of many Event Planners... A Great Personality, 20 years of Experience and a mix of Eleqance, Fun & Style... Read less
DJ , Videography

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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
professional... energetic....tasteful...smooth......
What is your usual attire?
tuxedo, or suit and tie unless otherwise stated..
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
In some cases
How many other DJs do you work with?
4-5
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
1 -Hour
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes....
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
I do not actually " specialize", but can still do them.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Yes....
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?
2 hours set-up time...... Site to provide table
Do you have any extra space requirements?
No
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
I do all the emceeing in an eloquent manner and talk when necessary , but not excessive
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
No break for meal..
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
yes
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
yes.....
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Sometimes
What is your overtime rate?
varies on each job
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Yes, it will be included in the price..
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
50%

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Traditional
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, DVD of Raw Footage, Edited Video, High Definition Video, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Online Highlight Films, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What formats can the final video be in?
Blu-Ray, DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Christie
Wedding:
10/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Mike did an amazing job as our wedding DJ! We've been to events where the DJ either makes or breaks the party, so we wanted to be sure we hired a great DJ/Emcee for our big day. From the very beginning, we were impressed with Mike's extensive knowledge, experience and general demeanor. He explained that he'd be happy to honor as many song requests as we wanted (as well as "do-not-plays"), but that he does best when he has the freedom to "read the room" and play songs he feels will appeal to our our unique crowd, both young and old. So that way, everyone gets up to dance! We trusted him and he totally came through. The music selection was great and we saw family dancing that we never thought we'd see leave their seat! Mike also played the funky eclectic music I wanted for cocktail hour, as well as a not-so-common first dance song with my new husband AND a custom track I gave him for the father-bride dance. Our guests just raved about Mike and we were so happy we hired him to emcee/DJ our very special day!
Mike did an amazing job as our wedding DJ! We've been to events where the DJ either makes or breaks the party, so we Read more...
Mike did an amazing job as our wedding DJ! We've been to events where the DJ either makes or breaks the party, so we wanted to be sure we hired a great DJ/Emcee for our big day. From the very beginning, we were impressed with Mike's extensive knowledge, experience and general demeanor. He explained that he'd be happy to honor as many song requests as we wanted (as well as "do-not-plays"), but that he does best when he has the freedom to "read the room" and play songs he feels will appeal to our our unique crowd, both young and old. So that way, everyone gets up to dance! We trusted him and he totally came through. The music selection was great and we saw family dancing that we never thought we'd see leave their seat! Mike also played the funky eclectic music I wanted for cocktail hour, as well as a not-so-common first dance song with my new husband AND a custom track I gave him for the father-bride dance. Our guests just raved about Mike and we were so happy we hired him to emcee/DJ our very special day! Read less
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catharine
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
5 Stars! 5 Stars! 5 Stars!
Michael was the absolute best!
One of the main reasons I chose to work with Michael was because of the absolute professionalism his exudes. From our first meeting, Michael made me feel completely confident he would do a great job. He made me feel like I was his top priority, continuously touching base and making sure I knew that I could reach out if I needed anything. I put together a list of songs, but I had such genuine confidence in him that I did not feel the need to go song by song picking the exact order for our reception music. Michael was beyond EXCELLENT for our Wedding Day. Truly. We asked for country and lighter alternative music during cocktail hour, and it was perfect. And, as my mom describes it, "as the night went on, the music got better and better." It was fabulous. Our night was a veryyyy warm evening in September, but that didn't stop the dance floor from being packed the entire time, including myself and my new husband :) I wanted a DJ who didn't need to hear themselves talk on the microphone, and Michael respected my request, he spoke when it was necessary, and was very tasteful and poised.
If you are looking for a DJ, take my word, use Michael Valenti! You will NOT be disappointed!! Not only was he a phenomenal DJ, he is a great person and I genuinely enjoyed working with him!
5 Stars! 5 Stars! 5 Stars!
Michael was the absolute best!
One of the main reasons I chose to work with Michael was Read more...
5 Stars! 5 Stars! 5 Stars!
Michael was the absolute best!
One of the main reasons I chose to work with Michael was because of the absolute professionalism his exudes. From our first meeting, Michael made me feel completely confident he would do a great job. He made me feel like I was his top priority, continuously touching base and making sure I knew that I could reach out if I needed anything. I put together a list of songs, but I had such genuine confidence in him that I did not feel the need to go song by song picking the exact order for our reception music. Michael was beyond EXCELLENT for our Wedding Day. Truly. We asked for country and lighter alternative music during cocktail hour, and it was perfect. And, as my mom describes it, "as the night went on, the music got better and better." It was fabulous. Our night was a veryyyy warm evening in September, but that didn't stop the dance floor from being packed the entire time, including myself and my new husband :) I wanted a DJ who didn't need to hear themselves talk on the microphone, and Michael respected my request, he spoke when it was necessary, and was very tasteful and poised.
If you are looking for a DJ, take my word, use Michael Valenti! You will NOT be disappointed!! Not only was he a phenomenal DJ, he is a great person and I genuinely enjoyed working with him! Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Micheal was recommended to us through a friend who said he did a wonderful job at their wedding. We had the exact same experience with him. He was wonderful! He took the time to meet with us in person before we signed the contract with him and answered any questions that we had. Several days before the wedding we talked to over the names of the wedding party because Micheal wanted to be sure he pronounced the names correctly. We were super appreciative of this and thought is was very professional and consciences. Have you ever been to a wedding where the wedding party names are butchered? Its awful!

Michael played only the songs that we requested and people were dancing for much of the night. He really helped make our special day come together and was perfect! I would highly recommend Micheal to anyone looking for a fabulous DJ!

Colleen Greaney
Micheal was recommended to us through a friend who said he did a wonderful job at their wedding. We had the exact same Read more...
Micheal was recommended to us through a friend who said he did a wonderful job at their wedding. We had the exact same experience with him. He was wonderful! He took the time to meet with us in person before we signed the contract with him and answered any questions that we had. Several days before the wedding we talked to over the names of the wedding party because Micheal wanted to be sure he pronounced the names correctly. We were super appreciative of this and thought is was very professional and consciences. Have you ever been to a wedding where the wedding party names are butchered? Its awful!

Michael played only the songs that we requested and people were dancing for much of the night. He really helped make our special day come together and was perfect! I would highly recommend Micheal to anyone looking for a fabulous DJ!

Colleen Greaney Read less
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Tom
Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Nobody does it better than Mikee V! Mike was an all-around pleasure to work with; professional, personable, classy, and has great taste in music of course. Our experience was 100% stress-free which was wonderful with the million other things to take care of before the wedding. He was also always quick to respond to emails and phone calls. Our entire evening was a tremendous success and the dance floor was full all night long. Thanks again Mike.
Nobody does it better than Mikee V! Mike was an all-around pleasure to work with; professional, personable, classy, and Read more...
Nobody does it better than Mikee V! Mike was an all-around pleasure to work with; professional, personable, classy, and has great taste in music of course. Our experience was 100% stress-free which was wonderful with the million other things to take care of before the wedding. He was also always quick to respond to emails and phone calls. Our entire evening was a tremendous success and the dance floor was full all night long. Thanks again Mike. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Michael is an incredible DJ. He played all the right songs to keep the dance floor packed. He always had great music suggestions and kept the whole event running smoothly and right on time. If you are looking for a professional but also super fun DJ. Michael is the perfect choice.
Michael is an incredible DJ. He played all the right songs to keep the dance floor packed. He always had great music Read more...
Michael is an incredible DJ. He played all the right songs to keep the dance floor packed. He always had great music suggestions and kept the whole event running smoothly and right on time. If you are looking for a professional but also super fun DJ. Michael is the perfect choice. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Michael Valenti was a fantastic DJ for our wedding in Washington DC! We were very happy with his planning sessions on the phone. His website makes it so easy to create a playlist of songs that we wanted. He also gave us wonderful feedback and suggestions of when to play and not play certain songs. We strongly recommend DJ Michael Valenti for your wedding!!
Michael Valenti was a fantastic DJ for our wedding in Washington DC! We were very happy with his planning sessions on the Read more...
Michael Valenti was a fantastic DJ for our wedding in Washington DC! We were very happy with his planning sessions on the phone. His website makes it so easy to create a playlist of songs that we wanted. He also gave us wonderful feedback and suggestions of when to play and not play certain songs. We strongly recommend DJ Michael Valenti for your wedding!! Read less
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Richard
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
We had DJ Michael Valenti for our wedding reception, and he did a fantastic job! He helped me orchestrate a surprise piano serenade for my wife, and did a great job as an MC keeping the reception moving at the right pace. Thanks Michael!
We had DJ Michael Valenti for our wedding reception, and he did a fantastic job! He helped me orchestrate a surprise piano Read more...
We had DJ Michael Valenti for our wedding reception, and he did a fantastic job! He helped me orchestrate a surprise piano serenade for my wife, and did a great job as an MC keeping the reception moving at the right pace. Thanks Michael! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael Valenti was AWESOME! We had our reception on the Cherry Blossom, and he really had the boat rockin'! I thought we might sink her. Everyone was on the dance floor from old to young. Michael really knows how to keep things moving along, and masterfully worked in some special requests. Many guests came up to us later saying it was the best wedding they had ever been to. A few guests even asked Michael for his card so he could play their upcoming wedding...I sure hope we are invited b/c this guy can make a party!

Michael was extremely responsive to email and phone calls, and was willing to meet as often as we needed to discuss our wedding. He was super personable and took time to explain exactly how he works. I initially had some reservations about playing some of the more heavily played, and in my opinion, cheesy songs during the wedding. In the end, we decided to let Michael do his thing and I'm glad we did. I found myself getting down to a couple of songs I was originally planning to veto. I recommend not messing with his bag of tricks, b/c he is truly a magician!

He accommodated all of our requests, he came down just before we got started to double check pronunciations, and was very tasteful during the reception. Just overall an excellent experience.

I truly can't say enough great things about Michael. We almost would go through the torture of planning another wedding just to have him DJ...almost. Seriously, you will NOT be disappointed if you choose Michael as your DJ.
Michael Valenti was AWESOME! We had our reception on the Cherry Blossom, and he really had the boat rockin'! I thought we Read more...
Michael Valenti was AWESOME! We had our reception on the Cherry Blossom, and he really had the boat rockin'! I thought we might sink her. Everyone was on the dance floor from old to young. Michael really knows how to keep things moving along, and masterfully worked in some special requests. Many guests came up to us later saying it was the best wedding they had ever been to. A few guests even asked Michael for his card so he could play their upcoming wedding...I sure hope we are invited b/c this guy can make a party!

Michael was extremely responsive to email and phone calls, and was willing to meet as often as we needed to discuss our wedding. He was super personable and took time to explain exactly how he works. I initially had some reservations about playing some of the more heavily played, and in my opinion, cheesy songs during the wedding. In the end, we decided to let Michael do his thing and I'm glad we did. I found myself getting down to a couple of songs I was originally planning to veto. I recommend not messing with his bag of tricks, b/c he is truly a magician!

He accommodated all of our requests, he came down just before we got started to double check pronunciations, and was very tasteful during the reception. Just overall an excellent experience.

I truly can't say enough great things about Michael. We almost would go through the torture of planning another wedding just to have him DJ...almost. Seriously, you will NOT be disappointed if you choose Michael as your DJ. Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael did a great job with our wedding. He was always quick to reply to our emails and was very professional the day of the wedding. He was personable and a pleasure to work with for our wedding.
Michael did a great job with our wedding. He was always quick to reply to our emails and was very professional the day of Read more...
Michael did a great job with our wedding. He was always quick to reply to our emails and was very professional the day of the wedding. He was personable and a pleasure to work with for our wedding. Read less
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Taylor
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael was tremendous at our wedding, and I highly recommend him.

Value - He is a great value, and was very reasonable in negotiating add-ons after we had already signed the contract. He was also very good at reading the crowd. There was maybe one song in which the dance floor wasn't packed (and it coincided with a photo op involving about half of the guests). Several of our friends have commented on how great our DJ was.

Professionalism - Michael was very well prepared. He asked great questions in advance, and scheduled multiple calls for us to talk through the series of events, what we wanted him to say, what was really important to us versus just a "if you can" request, etc. I have been to weddings where the DJs are incredibly impressed with themselves and they talk too much, make stupid jokes, etc. Michael only spoke when necessary, and when he did, he was well-spoken.

Our coordinator went MIA during the set up for the ceremony, and Michael stepped in wonderfully. He helped our officiants figure out where to stand, helped them troubleshoot a bunch of last minute logistical challenges, and maintained his cool throughout the whole thing.

Flexibility - Michael was incredibly adaptable. We had a guitarist play before the procession. The flower girls and I were supposed to walk down the aisle to the same song, but our coordinator signalled the kids too early. Michael could have very easily been confused, but he adapted quickly, and nobody even realized that a mistake had been made.

Overall, Michael gets my vote and whole hearted recommendation. His attention to detail (aside from his spelling ;-) which doesn't even matter when you're a DJ) was just wonderful and made for a seamless, wonderful evening.
Michael was tremendous at our wedding, and I highly recommend him.

Value - He is a great value, and was very Read more...
Michael was tremendous at our wedding, and I highly recommend him.

Value - He is a great value, and was very reasonable in negotiating add-ons after we had already signed the contract. He was also very good at reading the crowd. There was maybe one song in which the dance floor wasn't packed (and it coincided with a photo op involving about half of the guests). Several of our friends have commented on how great our DJ was.

Professionalism - Michael was very well prepared. He asked great questions in advance, and scheduled multiple calls for us to talk through the series of events, what we wanted him to say, what was really important to us versus just a "if you can" request, etc. I have been to weddings where the DJs are incredibly impressed with themselves and they talk too much, make stupid jokes, etc. Michael only spoke when necessary, and when he did, he was well-spoken.

Our coordinator went MIA during the set up for the ceremony, and Michael stepped in wonderfully. He helped our officiants figure out where to stand, helped them troubleshoot a bunch of last minute logistical challenges, and maintained his cool throughout the whole thing.

Flexibility - Michael was incredibly adaptable. We had a guitarist play before the procession. The flower girls and I were supposed to walk down the aisle to the same song, but our coordinator signalled the kids too early. Michael could have very easily been confused, but he adapted quickly, and nobody even realized that a mistake had been made.

Overall, Michael gets my vote and whole hearted recommendation. His attention to detail (aside from his spelling ;-) which doesn't even matter when you're a DJ) was just wonderful and made for a seamless, wonderful evening. Read less
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