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Entertainment Concepts

Haverhill , MA
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Haverhill, MA 01830 US (map)

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978-352-4448

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We are a full sservice disc jockey and event production company, with over 20 years experience in creating spectacular events.
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My fiancé and I met Greg at another couples wedding. We loved the way he was so organized, kept the party on the dance floor going and played to the mood of the guests.

We asked him to DJ at our wedding. During the past year of planning he has been helpful in creating a playlist that truly speaks to us and that people will recognize as songs we love. He also played a huge role in helping to create an evening our guests would never forget by helping us plan for our ceremony, the cocktail hour and reception.

Being an expert in the wedding field, Greg recommended we have 3 different locations for our guests to enjoy during our big day. We had the ceremony outside, the cocktail hour on the deck at sunset and inside a restaurant/ballroom for dinner and dancing. It worked out beautifully! He worked with our wedding party to make sure everyone knew where to go at every moment and provided sound for our officiant.

Every guest commented on how great the music was, blending jazz during the cocktail hour to big band before our entrance and more dynamic jazz and standards during dinner that people didn't have to shout over.

Greg gave us great peace of mind by reassuring us that he could help with whatever may come up as an issue during the wedding. Whether the room was too warm, the food wasn't ready, the officiant didn't show up or some other concern. He has back up plans for back up plans, something we didn't even think about.

Greg was excellent at announcing during the reception and took time to learn how to pronounce every person's name correctly. He spaced out all the events that night very nicely (cake cutting, bouquet toss, speeches etc). There was not a single moment that guests weren't on the dance floor after dinner.

He was an absolute pleasure to work with! Friendly, professional and knowledgable and I highly recommend him to any couple getting married!
My fiancé and I met Greg at another couples wedding. We loved the way he was so organized, kept the party on the dance Read more...
My fiancé and I met Greg at another couples wedding. We loved the way he was so organized, kept the party on the dance floor going and played to the mood of the guests.

We asked him to DJ at our wedding. During the past year of planning he has been helpful in creating a playlist that truly speaks to us and that people will recognize as songs we love. He also played a huge role in helping to create an evening our guests would never forget by helping us plan for our ceremony, the cocktail hour and reception.

Being an expert in the wedding field, Greg recommended we have 3 different locations for our guests to enjoy during our big day. We had the ceremony outside, the cocktail hour on the deck at sunset and inside a restaurant/ballroom for dinner and dancing. It worked out beautifully! He worked with our wedding party to make sure everyone knew where to go at every moment and provided sound for our officiant.

Every guest commented on how great the music was, blending jazz during the cocktail hour to big band before our entrance and more dynamic jazz and standards during dinner that people didn't have to shout over.

Greg gave us great peace of mind by reassuring us that he could help with whatever may come up as an issue during the wedding. Whether the room was too warm, the food wasn't ready, the officiant didn't show up or some other concern. He has back up plans for back up plans, something we didn't even think about.

Greg was excellent at announcing during the reception and took time to learn how to pronounce every person's name correctly. He spaced out all the events that night very nicely (cake cutting, bouquet toss, speeches etc). There was not a single moment that guests weren't on the dance floor after dinner.

He was an absolute pleasure to work with! Friendly, professional and knowledgable and I highly recommend him to any couple getting married! Read less
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Sabrina
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
DJ Greg Gates was fantastic! About two weeks before our wedding we had a very thorough meeting to go over each and every detail of the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Because of this planning meeting, I felt very confident that Greg would be able to fulfill our vision for the wedding. I didn't need to worry about the sound system for the ceremony, the type of music for the cocktail hour, or whether or not the timing would be right for announcements at the reception. Greg did an outstanding job at creating the appropriate atmosphere for every part of our event. Everyone could hear us give our vows during the ceremony, people were energized during the cocktail hour, and everyone - seriously everyone- danced during our reception. Greg was wonderful to work with, and he truly helped us celebrate our day effortlessly! I highly recommend his services!
DJ Greg Gates was fantastic! About two weeks before our wedding we had a very thorough meeting to go over each and every Read more...
DJ Greg Gates was fantastic! About two weeks before our wedding we had a very thorough meeting to go over each and every detail of the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Because of this planning meeting, I felt very confident that Greg would be able to fulfill our vision for the wedding. I didn't need to worry about the sound system for the ceremony, the type of music for the cocktail hour, or whether or not the timing would be right for announcements at the reception. Greg did an outstanding job at creating the appropriate atmosphere for every part of our event. Everyone could hear us give our vows during the ceremony, people were energized during the cocktail hour, and everyone - seriously everyone- danced during our reception. Greg was wonderful to work with, and he truly helped us celebrate our day effortlessly! I highly recommend his services! Read less
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Renée
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
When my daughter told us she was getting married, she told us she wanted a band. We had recently been to a friend's wedding and never sat down the entire event because the music was unbelievable and only realized that it was a DJ toward the end. Greg is an amazing event planner, and when I say event planner, I mean he isn't just a person who plays music at your event. He is a detailed oriented entertainer who gets to know you and your event inside and out and if you want to have an exciting event-he is your man. We had many special surprises (a flashmob, a dance for the father of the groom and the mother of the bride) for our daughter, husband to be and guests and Greg helped us perfect them - we couldn't have done it without him. After my daughter and now husband met and spoke with Greg, their thoughts of having a band we gone and their excitement to work with Greg was evident. The wedding was amazing and the extra large dance floor was crowded the entire time-and as one guest put it so nicely..."We went to a party and a wedding broke out!" Thanks to Greg and his wonderful ability to make your event very unique and extra special, everyone had a fabulous time! Thank you Greg of for all that you did to make our daughter's wedding unforgettable!
When my daughter told us she was getting married, she told us she wanted a band. We had recently been to a friend's Read more...
When my daughter told us she was getting married, she told us she wanted a band. We had recently been to a friend's wedding and never sat down the entire event because the music was unbelievable and only realized that it was a DJ toward the end. Greg is an amazing event planner, and when I say event planner, I mean he isn't just a person who plays music at your event. He is a detailed oriented entertainer who gets to know you and your event inside and out and if you want to have an exciting event-he is your man. We had many special surprises (a flashmob, a dance for the father of the groom and the mother of the bride) for our daughter, husband to be and guests and Greg helped us perfect them - we couldn't have done it without him. After my daughter and now husband met and spoke with Greg, their thoughts of having a band we gone and their excitement to work with Greg was evident. The wedding was amazing and the extra large dance floor was crowded the entire time-and as one guest put it so nicely..."We went to a party and a wedding broke out!" Thanks to Greg and his wonderful ability to make your event very unique and extra special, everyone had a fabulous time! Thank you Greg of for all that you did to make our daughter's wedding unforgettable! Read less
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Deandra
Wedding:
9/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Hands down Greg is the best DJ. Not only was he a recommended vendor through our venue but I had attended events and other weddings where he was the DJ and he was unbelievable. So, of course when we got married we knew he was our guy.

Greg DJ'd our wedding at Willowdale Estate and he was fabulous. He always knew the right song to play and our dance floor was packed the whole night. I would absolutely recommend him for any event. Not only is he funny and always keeps the laughs coming but he sure knows what he's doing! Thank you again Greg for a night we will never forget!
Hands down Greg is the best DJ. Not only was he a recommended vendor through our venue but I had attended events and other Read more...
Hands down Greg is the best DJ. Not only was he a recommended vendor through our venue but I had attended events and other weddings where he was the DJ and he was unbelievable. So, of course when we got married we knew he was our guy.

Greg DJ'd our wedding at Willowdale Estate and he was fabulous. He always knew the right song to play and our dance floor was packed the whole night. I would absolutely recommend him for any event. Not only is he funny and always keeps the laughs coming but he sure knows what he's doing! Thank you again Greg for a night we will never forget! Read less
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
We originally found Entertainment Concepts though our venue (the New England Aquarium) as they are listed as a recommended vendor and we could not have been happier with Chip, our DJ! He was personable, professional and coordinated our entire wedding day from the ceremony music to cocktail hour and reception music. Somehow he managed to set up all 3 of our venues, keep to our schedule and deliver EXACTLY what we were looking for. Many of our guests commented on what an incredible job he did saying that it was the best DJ they had ever come across and that they had never been to a wedding where everyone was dancing for just about the entire reception. He was able to take a short list of songs that we provided and go off of our personal music styles to deliver an amazing, dance filled night.

If you are looking for a fun and reliable DJ look no further- Chip is your guy. You will not find anyone better than him!!
We originally found Entertainment Concepts though our venue (the New England Aquarium) as they are listed as a recommended Read more...
We originally found Entertainment Concepts though our venue (the New England Aquarium) as they are listed as a recommended vendor and we could not have been happier with Chip, our DJ! He was personable, professional and coordinated our entire wedding day from the ceremony music to cocktail hour and reception music. Somehow he managed to set up all 3 of our venues, keep to our schedule and deliver EXACTLY what we were looking for. Many of our guests commented on what an incredible job he did saying that it was the best DJ they had ever come across and that they had never been to a wedding where everyone was dancing for just about the entire reception. He was able to take a short list of songs that we provided and go off of our personal music styles to deliver an amazing, dance filled night.

If you are looking for a fun and reliable DJ look no further- Chip is your guy. You will not find anyone better than him!! Read less
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adrianna
Wedding:
8/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Greg is awesome. He played the perfect music during the dinner and cocktail hour. Everyone commented that it was not too crazy or loud and set a nice mood. He introduced everyone perfectly with all the right pronunciations and executed all the traditional events (cake cutting, garter toss, bouquet toss) and made them fun and not embarrassing at all. He also played the perfect music during the dancing. My husband and I have very non-dancing families, but the music was so appropriate that everyone did. It was so great and almost everyone came up to me after and said how nice the music was. He made everything go along so smoothly and I would recommend him to ANYONE! :)
Greg is awesome. He played the perfect music during the dinner and cocktail hour. Everyone commented that it was not too Read more...
Greg is awesome. He played the perfect music during the dinner and cocktail hour. Everyone commented that it was not too crazy or loud and set a nice mood. He introduced everyone perfectly with all the right pronunciations and executed all the traditional events (cake cutting, garter toss, bouquet toss) and made them fun and not embarrassing at all. He also played the perfect music during the dancing. My husband and I have very non-dancing families, but the music was so appropriate that everyone did. It was so great and almost everyone came up to me after and said how nice the music was. He made everything go along so smoothly and I would recommend him to ANYONE! :) Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
What can I say? AMAZING!
I have used Greg and several of his DJs for numerous events over the years and could not have been happier. When it was time for my daughters wedding I knew he was the only choice. Greg was outstanding from helping with song choices; to keeping everything on time; to keeping everyone on the dance floor an hour after our end time! By far the best DJ!
What can I say? AMAZING!
I have used Greg and several of his DJs for numerous events over the years and could not have Read more...
What can I say? AMAZING!
I have used Greg and several of his DJs for numerous events over the years and could not have been happier. When it was time for my daughters wedding I knew he was the only choice. Greg was outstanding from helping with song choices; to keeping everything on time; to keeping everyone on the dance floor an hour after our end time! By far the best DJ! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Greg was absolutely amazing!! He took the time to meet with us twice before the big day to go over our wedding timeline and what he could do to make our wedding special for us. He was very professional and personable and gave us great suggestions along the way! Not only is he very detailed oriented, but he took initiative and helped out with all aspects of the wedding, from the planning stages to the execution! He did the music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and the reception flawlessly...you would have never known it was one person doing it all and the music quality was great (even outdoors)! He listened to us and played all the songs we asked while adding a few crowd pleasers on his own to make the night flow smoothly! Greg really set the tone for a great dance party and everyone had a blast! He even had the crowd chanting "one more song" at the end of our event as no one wanted the party to be over!! I would absolutely recommend him! I am someone who believes music/entertainment is key at a wedding and Greg did an incredible job making it a memorable occasion! I am so thankful we had the chance to work with him!!
Greg was absolutely amazing!! He took the time to meet with us twice before the big day to go over our wedding timeline Read more...
Greg was absolutely amazing!! He took the time to meet with us twice before the big day to go over our wedding timeline and what he could do to make our wedding special for us. He was very professional and personable and gave us great suggestions along the way! Not only is he very detailed oriented, but he took initiative and helped out with all aspects of the wedding, from the planning stages to the execution! He did the music for our ceremony, cocktail hour and the reception flawlessly...you would have never known it was one person doing it all and the music quality was great (even outdoors)! He listened to us and played all the songs we asked while adding a few crowd pleasers on his own to make the night flow smoothly! Greg really set the tone for a great dance party and everyone had a blast! He even had the crowd chanting "one more song" at the end of our event as no one wanted the party to be over!! I would absolutely recommend him! I am someone who believes music/entertainment is key at a wedding and Greg did an incredible job making it a memorable occasion! I am so thankful we had the chance to work with him!! Read less
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John
Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
This is the Father of the Bride, of all people, providing this review. My daughter and wife made all the arrangements with Greg Gates of Entertainment Concepts, but I wanted to make the favorable comments. Greg, and his professional manner, made the May wedding reception at Gibbet Hill in Groton Massachusetts a spectacular success. Greg listened carefully to what the wedding couple was seeking as far as entertainment, vibe, and sophistication, and really delivered. Greg stayed deep in the back ground (the event isn't about him - it's about the wedding couple) but got the reception to hit its stride almost immediately, and kept it there all evening. Greg was especially gracious when it was decided to add a live singer to the dinner hour; one would have thought that Greg and Becky had worked together for years. Proof positive was when the meal, toasts, first dances, and wedding cake cutting were complete, almost everyone jumped up when the first real dance number started, and never sat down for the next 2 1/2 hours. A PARTY broke out!

We were all extraordinarily pleased with all Greg did to make the evening as perfect and magical as was originally anticipated. Greg Gates is very highly recommended for DJ services.
This is the Father of the Bride, of all people, providing this review. My daughter and wife made all the arrangements with Read more...
This is the Father of the Bride, of all people, providing this review. My daughter and wife made all the arrangements with Greg Gates of Entertainment Concepts, but I wanted to make the favorable comments. Greg, and his professional manner, made the May wedding reception at Gibbet Hill in Groton Massachusetts a spectacular success. Greg listened carefully to what the wedding couple was seeking as far as entertainment, vibe, and sophistication, and really delivered. Greg stayed deep in the back ground (the event isn't about him - it's about the wedding couple) but got the reception to hit its stride almost immediately, and kept it there all evening. Greg was especially gracious when it was decided to add a live singer to the dinner hour; one would have thought that Greg and Becky had worked together for years. Proof positive was when the meal, toasts, first dances, and wedding cake cutting were complete, almost everyone jumped up when the first real dance number started, and never sat down for the next 2 1/2 hours. A PARTY broke out!

We were all extraordinarily pleased with all Greg did to make the evening as perfect and magical as was originally anticipated. Greg Gates is very highly recommended for DJ services. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have asked for a better wedding DJ!!!

We met Greg as a karaoke jockey in an Irish pub -- don't get judgey -- and he's as amazing at that as he is at a wedding. Though quite differently behaved and attired in both places!

My wife had been going to his karaoke nights for years when we met, and for our first date... she took me along! When we got engaged, Greg was the first vendor we picked. It lent a wonderful sense of symmetry to our story.

First and foremost, Greg is incredibly thorough. the questionnaire he has you fill out covers everything from the music during guest arrival to the final song of the night. During our lengthy meeting, he asked questions we hadn't even begun to consider, though we're very glad we ultimately did!

Greg is also incredibly responsive and flexible. There were several moments throughout the event where i either broke schedule or made on the fly requests, and Greg handled them deftly and graciously. Last but certainly not least, both he and his catalog are comprehensive. There was rarely a song we discussed with him that he was not familiar with beforehand (including our lengthy Disney list - instrumentals and soundtrack versions) and those that he was not, he made note of and masterfully added them to the playlist.

It should be said that not only did we never have to ask our guests to dance but that they ALL danced ALL night, including both of our well over 80 grandmothers. Of all the vendors we dealt with, Greg was by far the most pleasant to work with and the one with which we were most satisfied with the results (and THAT is saying something). He nailed the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.

Simply put Greg is a fantastic DJ and coordinator and any event is better for having him in it.
We couldn't have asked for a better wedding DJ!!!

We met Greg as a karaoke jockey in an Irish pub -- don't get Read more...
We couldn't have asked for a better wedding DJ!!!

We met Greg as a karaoke jockey in an Irish pub -- don't get judgey -- and he's as amazing at that as he is at a wedding. Though quite differently behaved and attired in both places!

My wife had been going to his karaoke nights for years when we met, and for our first date... she took me along! When we got engaged, Greg was the first vendor we picked. It lent a wonderful sense of symmetry to our story.

First and foremost, Greg is incredibly thorough. the questionnaire he has you fill out covers everything from the music during guest arrival to the final song of the night. During our lengthy meeting, he asked questions we hadn't even begun to consider, though we're very glad we ultimately did!

Greg is also incredibly responsive and flexible. There were several moments throughout the event where i either broke schedule or made on the fly requests, and Greg handled them deftly and graciously. Last but certainly not least, both he and his catalog are comprehensive. There was rarely a song we discussed with him that he was not familiar with beforehand (including our lengthy Disney list - instrumentals and soundtrack versions) and those that he was not, he made note of and masterfully added them to the playlist.

It should be said that not only did we never have to ask our guests to dance but that they ALL danced ALL night, including both of our well over 80 grandmothers. Of all the vendors we dealt with, Greg was by far the most pleasant to work with and the one with which we were most satisfied with the results (and THAT is saying something). He nailed the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.

Simply put Greg is a fantastic DJ and coordinator and any event is better for having him in it. Read less
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