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DJ Senor Amor

Austin , TX
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Austin, TX US 78704 (map)

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323-428-8819

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ABOUT US

I have specialized in weddings for over 15 years. During this time, I have learned the importance of coordinating with all the parties involved, including the bride and groom, the... Read more
I have specialized in weddings for over 15 years. During this time, I have learned the importance of coordinating with all the parties involved, including the bride and groom, the wedding planner, the photographer, videographer, caterer, and banquet manager to ensure that all the most important moments of the day are documented and come off without a hitch. I tailor the play list to the specific wants and needs of the bride and groom by ensuring that I integrate the “must plays” as well as the “must not plays” into my own ever expanding master play list. All the while I manage to play music that is hip, fun and sometimes atypical from my music library that includes over 15,000 albums and cd’s that span the 1920's to the latest hits.

Aside from weddings I have DJ’d parties for celebrities such as Courtney Cox and Jim Carrey, wrap parties for movies such as About A Boy, Solaris and Austin Powers, and along with partner DJ Cyrano, has helmed The Molotov Cocktail Hour on LA’s KXLU since the late eighties. 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?
No
Describe your DJ style:
I start with the play list that was carefully crafted with the bride and groom and then use it as a guide to keep everybody on the dance floor. What separates a DJ from a great DJ is his/her the ability to read a crowd and to know when to change the genre or tempo of the music so that all the music on the play list is played during the course of the reception.
What is your usual attire?
I usually wear a Smoking Jacket with Tux pants or a full Tuxedo if it is a formal wedding
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
No
How many other DJs do you work with?
I am owner operated, however in case of an emergency or if I am already booked I have a list of highly qualified disc jockeys that I can call upon.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
4 Hours
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
I meet with the bride and groom multiple times before the wedding day, so that all the details of the reception and ceremony are ironed out and the play list is completed.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
I have a large international selection of music including the best Hora medley ever.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes, including 2 wireless microphones.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
No
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?
The set up time depends on the particulars of the location. I charge a flat fee for the Austin area events that includes set up and travel time. I prefer for the venue to provide a table for my equipment.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
No
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
I do act as the emcee. I do all the necessary introductions and announcements, but I do not talk between songs because I don't think a wedding reception should be treated as open mic night at a comedy club.
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 that a meal be provided
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
Always
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I have a list of trusted associates that I can call upon in case of an emergency.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
No
What is your overtime rate?
I typically charge a flat fee so this is not applicable.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
I only charge for travel expenses for out of town events such as San Antonio, Houston, Dallas or Fort Worth and it depends on the distance from Austin.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
A contract with a 50% retainer paid upon signing the contract.

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Susan
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
DJ Senor was kind, professional, fun and really helped make our wedding the best night of our lives. He accommodated our needs and schedules. We highly recommend him to help make the best of any occasion you have to celebrate!
DJ Senor was kind, professional, fun and really helped make our wedding the best night of our lives. He accommodated our Read more...
DJ Senor was kind, professional, fun and really helped make our wedding the best night of our lives. He accommodated our needs and schedules. We highly recommend him to help make the best of any occasion you have to celebrate! Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Señor was very accommodating and flexible. I appreciated his calm and easy-going manner when I was at my most "type A". I was able to trust him with my playlist, and he did a great job! Highly recommend!
Señor was very accommodating and flexible. I appreciated his calm and easy-going manner when I was at my most "type A". I Read more...
Señor was very accommodating and flexible. I appreciated his calm and easy-going manner when I was at my most "type A". I was able to trust him with my playlist, and he did a great job! Highly recommend! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
11/9/2012
5.0/5.0
DJ Señor Amor really respected my wishes for music choices at my wedding - he played all my "must haves" and steered clear of all my "don't plays." His mixes were fantastic and his DJ style was perfect - just the right amount of involvement and personality without overdoing it or being cheesy. Señor is also just a really cool, unique guy… He was a pleasure to work with and he made me feel like he truly cared about making my wedding day special and memorable. I felt that his pricing was very reasonable and he exceeded all my expectations. He made my wedding reception so much fun and I would definitely recommend him to prospective brides.
DJ Señor Amor really respected my wishes for music choices at my wedding - he played all my "must haves" and steered clear Read more...
DJ Señor Amor really respected my wishes for music choices at my wedding - he played all my "must haves" and steered clear of all my "don't plays." His mixes were fantastic and his DJ style was perfect - just the right amount of involvement and personality without overdoing it or being cheesy. Señor is also just a really cool, unique guy… He was a pleasure to work with and he made me feel like he truly cared about making my wedding day special and memorable. I felt that his pricing was very reasonable and he exceeded all my expectations. He made my wedding reception so much fun and I would definitely recommend him to prospective brides. Read less
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Steven
Wedding:
10/2/2011
5.0/5.0
As a couple raised on a healthy dose of new wave, punk, and goth, we were looking for a wedding DJ that was not your typical “wedding DJ.” The challenge was finding someone who understood true alternative music (the distinct difference between “new wave” and “80s hits”), but could also be a great master of ceremonies, and make the whole night a fun, memorable event. Senor Amor is that cool cat. Once you get over his unique moniker, you will find a professional, knowledgeable and sincere performer that truly loves weddings. He is not limited to the above styles of music, and can mix up of any musical recipe of tunes – he is well seasoned in everything from funk to exotica, disco to big band standards. Senor really took the time before the event to understand what we wanted, and delivered a perfect event based on our tastes.
As a couple raised on a healthy dose of new wave, punk, and goth, we were looking for a wedding DJ that was not your Read more...
As a couple raised on a healthy dose of new wave, punk, and goth, we were looking for a wedding DJ that was not your typical “wedding DJ.” The challenge was finding someone who understood true alternative music (the distinct difference between “new wave” and “80s hits”), but could also be a great master of ceremonies, and make the whole night a fun, memorable event. Senor Amor is that cool cat. Once you get over his unique moniker, you will find a professional, knowledgeable and sincere performer that truly loves weddings. He is not limited to the above styles of music, and can mix up of any musical recipe of tunes – he is well seasoned in everything from funk to exotica, disco to big band standards. Senor really took the time before the event to understand what we wanted, and delivered a perfect event based on our tastes. Read less
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Adam Lichtenstein
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
DJ Senor Amor was an old friend with whom we had lost contact, but, in our search for the perfect wedding, he was put thru as much scrutiny as every other vendor. Welcoming as much, Senor urged us to come down to the Hotel Edison, a fashionable downtown hotspot, where he regularly "spun", and he wowed us with his specialty brand of old school funk and soul and r & b. By all appearances, Senor had it all; taste AND personality which would make for terrific ease over the arduous months ahead. During our many weeks working together, Senor never disappointed. Indeed, he was an incredible creative collaborator and a superlative project manager. He was thorough, accessible, punctual, communicative, and he always kept his cool, undeterred by obstacles of which there were few, generous with his vast knowledge and good sense. The response to our wedding was universally ecstatic. Senor's work was extraordinary as a DJ, but his experience in the wedding business was also invaluable, lending his priceless skills as a coordinator in a couple of scary, emergency moments. I have absolutely no reservations in recommending Senor Amor. He is a wonderful DJ and a one-of-a-kind human being.
DJ Senor Amor was an old friend with whom we had lost contact, but, in our search for the perfect wedding, he was put thru Read more...
DJ Senor Amor was an old friend with whom we had lost contact, but, in our search for the perfect wedding, he was put thru as much scrutiny as every other vendor. Welcoming as much, Senor urged us to come down to the Hotel Edison, a fashionable downtown hotspot, where he regularly "spun", and he wowed us with his specialty brand of old school funk and soul and r & b. By all appearances, Senor had it all; taste AND personality which would make for terrific ease over the arduous months ahead. During our many weeks working together, Senor never disappointed. Indeed, he was an incredible creative collaborator and a superlative project manager. He was thorough, accessible, punctual, communicative, and he always kept his cool, undeterred by obstacles of which there were few, generous with his vast knowledge and good sense. The response to our wedding was universally ecstatic. Senor's work was extraordinary as a DJ, but his experience in the wedding business was also invaluable, lending his priceless skills as a coordinator in a couple of scary, emergency moments. I have absolutely no reservations in recommending Senor Amor. He is a wonderful DJ and a one-of-a-kind human being. Read less
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Candice
Wedding:
8/9/2008
5.0/5.0
DJ Senor Amor was AWESOME! He was helpful, polite, professional...everything you could ask for in a D.J. Not to mention he is one spunky guy! I would totally recommend him to anyone who wants a 1st class D.J. You won't regret it.
DJ Senor Amor was AWESOME! He was helpful, polite, professional...everything you could ask for in a D.J. Not to mention he Read more...
DJ Senor Amor was AWESOME! He was helpful, polite, professional...everything you could ask for in a D.J. Not to mention he is one spunky guy! I would totally recommend him to anyone who wants a 1st class D.J. You won't regret it. Read less
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ktothek
Wedding:
7/19/2008
4.9/5.0
Senor is the way to go! Not only was he an amazing DJ with a varied and extensive playlist but he also became a fast friend to my Husband and I. He's got great style across the board. He also continued on for an extra two hours with no problem. Simply the best!
~Kisma & Jonathan Westerberg
Senor is the way to go! Not only was he an amazing DJ with a varied and extensive playlist but he also became a fast Read more...
Senor is the way to go! Not only was he an amazing DJ with a varied and extensive playlist but he also became a fast friend to my Husband and I. He's got great style across the board. He also continued on for an extra two hours with no problem. Simply the best!
~Kisma & Jonathan Westerberg Read less
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Jenn
Wedding:
6/16/2007
5.0/5.0
No DJ can make you and your friends dance more!

Every song he played was a winner, and his professionalism makes you know the reception will be enjoyed by everyone.
No DJ can make you and your friends dance more!

Every song he played was a winner, and his professionalism makes Read more...
No DJ can make you and your friends dance more!

Every song he played was a winner, and his professionalism makes you know the reception will be enjoyed by everyone. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My wife and I were referred to Senor Amor by our venue owner who sang his praises and said he was the best DJ out there. Though we contacted many DJs we found that most had copy and paste responses and just seemed so impersonal. Senor contacted us right away and asked for an initial meeting. He was willing to travel anywhere to meet with us and went out of his way to come close to our home. We knew Senor was the right DJ from the start. He was so down to earth, so open, and really focused on what our needs were. My wife and I really felt like he was listening and understood that we wanted something unique. He had great communication skills and was so helpful with questions and concerns. We felt confident that he was going to make this the best day ever. We met Senor once more at the venue before the event. He had so many suggestions and great ideas as to how to maximine the space and really get people dancing. The day of the event he was so professional, so helpful, so fun, so understanding, and so reassuring. He picked the perfect playlist filled with songs that we had suggested and those he felt the audience would respond best to. We got so many compliments on the music choice and DJ. Since we didn't really have much structure to the event, he really was the star of the show (without using the mic for his own personal stand up routine). My wife and I definitely recommend Senor for any event. He really helped make this night the best of my life.
My wife and I were referred to Senor Amor by our venue owner who sang his praises and said he was the best DJ out there. Read more...
My wife and I were referred to Senor Amor by our venue owner who sang his praises and said he was the best DJ out there. Though we contacted many DJs we found that most had copy and paste responses and just seemed so impersonal. Senor contacted us right away and asked for an initial meeting. He was willing to travel anywhere to meet with us and went out of his way to come close to our home. We knew Senor was the right DJ from the start. He was so down to earth, so open, and really focused on what our needs were. My wife and I really felt like he was listening and understood that we wanted something unique. He had great communication skills and was so helpful with questions and concerns. We felt confident that he was going to make this the best day ever. We met Senor once more at the venue before the event. He had so many suggestions and great ideas as to how to maximine the space and really get people dancing. The day of the event he was so professional, so helpful, so fun, so understanding, and so reassuring. He picked the perfect playlist filled with songs that we had suggested and those he felt the audience would respond best to. We got so many compliments on the music choice and DJ. Since we didn't really have much structure to the event, he really was the star of the show (without using the mic for his own personal stand up routine). My wife and I definitely recommend Senor for any event. He really helped make this night the best of my life. Read less
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