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Essential Entertainment

Portland , OR
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4031 North Overlook Boulevard
Portland, OR 97227 US (map)

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503-753-4070

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What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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mandm
Wedding:
7/31/2011
4.1/5.0
I thought Drew did an excellent job with the prep work in deciding what I should play at my wedding. He had great suggestions about songs to play during "events" at the wedding such as the cake cutting, bouquet toss, and garter toss. I enjoyed every meeting I had with Drew and thought we got along very well. I took a couple stars away in flexibility because my family and friends at the reception felt he was rude to them when they requested music. (Although this is might be because I told him that I didn't want certain music played that they were requesting.) The dance floor was kept floor almost the entire night and he played everything I requested. Oh yeah, Drew offers a great value for his services. I was surprised at how low the final cost was and the number of hours he dj'd for what I paid. Thanks Drew!
I thought Drew did an excellent job with the prep work in deciding what I should play at my wedding. He had great Read more...
I thought Drew did an excellent job with the prep work in deciding what I should play at my wedding. He had great suggestions about songs to play during "events" at the wedding such as the cake cutting, bouquet toss, and garter toss. I enjoyed every meeting I had with Drew and thought we got along very well. I took a couple stars away in flexibility because my family and friends at the reception felt he was rude to them when they requested music. (Although this is might be because I told him that I didn't want certain music played that they were requesting.) The dance floor was kept floor almost the entire night and he played everything I requested. Oh yeah, Drew offers a great value for his services. I was surprised at how low the final cost was and the number of hours he dj'd for what I paid. Thanks Drew! Read less
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Essential Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Thanks Meredith, I am sorry that the guests thought I was rude to them you had specified that no country music would be played during your reception. I had some guests repeatedly ask for country music and I told them at the request of the bride I would not play country music but I would be happy to play their other requests. Two minutes after you had changed your mind and told me otherwise I played their requests. At any rate the night was a huge success and it was an honor to work with you and your husband

best wishes

Drew
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maemae8801
Wedding:
7/23/2011
4.9/5.0
Drew was absolutely the most amazing DJ! He was very quick to respond to my billion emails and he even made time to go check out our venue before our wedding free of charge!!! Everyone cannot stop talking about the music and I don't think at any point in time during our reception that the dance floor was empty. The lights were great and Drew has a fun personality. We truly enjoyed working with him and would recommend him to everyone!
Drew was absolutely the most amazing DJ! He was very quick to respond to my billion emails and he even made time to go Read more...
Drew was absolutely the most amazing DJ! He was very quick to respond to my billion emails and he even made time to go check out our venue before our wedding free of charge!!! Everyone cannot stop talking about the music and I don't think at any point in time during our reception that the dance floor was empty. The lights were great and Drew has a fun personality. We truly enjoyed working with him and would recommend him to everyone! Read less
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chriswentworth
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Drew was the absolute best! He was great to work with, extremely flexible and worked with us throughout the whole process to make sure we had exactly what we wanted. We had many people comment during and after the reception that the music was great at our wedding - from all age groups! I highly recommend Drew for your big day!

Chris W - Portland, OR
Drew was the absolute best! He was great to work with, extremely flexible and worked with us throughout the whole process Read more...
Drew was the absolute best! He was great to work with, extremely flexible and worked with us throughout the whole process to make sure we had exactly what we wanted. We had many people comment during and after the reception that the music was great at our wedding - from all age groups! I highly recommend Drew for your big day!

Chris W - Portland, OR Read less
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dangercook
Wedding:
7/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Drew was a wonderful DJ. From the moment my wife and I first met to interview him, he was fun but very professional and that attitude never changed as we prepared for our wedding. If I forgot a detail concerning music for the wedding, it didn't matter - Drew was there to remind me. If we ran into a scheduling conflict, it didn't matter - Drew was there to fix it. We would not have had the successful wedding we did without Drew's awesome assistance and mad mixing ability. I was extremely happy with the service we received and I recommend it to others whole-heartedly!
Drew was a wonderful DJ. From the moment my wife and I first met to interview him, he was fun but very professional and Read more...
Drew was a wonderful DJ. From the moment my wife and I first met to interview him, he was fun but very professional and that attitude never changed as we prepared for our wedding. If I forgot a detail concerning music for the wedding, it didn't matter - Drew was there to remind me. If we ran into a scheduling conflict, it didn't matter - Drew was there to fix it. We would not have had the successful wedding we did without Drew's awesome assistance and mad mixing ability. I was extremely happy with the service we received and I recommend it to others whole-heartedly! Read less
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Jamie'sMom
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
That Dj Made the night seem magical. Im so glad my daughter hired Drew. That was a no brainer after he had done such a good job at my cousins wedding last year. Everything about his service is absolutely fabulous. The lights , his mc style, his helpfulness , his amazing mixing skills. He just made the party Pop!!!
I highly highly recommend him for any event Wedding or otherwise.
That Dj Made the night seem magical. Im so glad my daughter hired Drew. That was a no brainer after he had done such a Read more...
That Dj Made the night seem magical. Im so glad my daughter hired Drew. That was a no brainer after he had done such a good job at my cousins wedding last year. Everything about his service is absolutely fabulous. The lights , his mc style, his helpfulness , his amazing mixing skills. He just made the party Pop!!!
I highly highly recommend him for any event Wedding or otherwise. Read less
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PortlandBride
Wedding:
6/25/2011
4.0/5.0
Given some of our quirkyness, and the diversity of our guests, we were probably a challenging group to be a DJ for. Drew did a decent job.

Personally, I felt that he may have been a bit stressed or agitated leading up to, and on the day of our wedding, therefore I have rated lower on a couple of areas than some of his other clients. This is just my perception, so feel free to discount it and lean towards the other reviews.

I had very mixed views from my family and guests, ranging across the spectrum.
Given some of our quirkyness, and the diversity of our guests, we were probably a challenging group to be a DJ for. Drew Read more...
Given some of our quirkyness, and the diversity of our guests, we were probably a challenging group to be a DJ for. Drew did a decent job.

Personally, I felt that he may have been a bit stressed or agitated leading up to, and on the day of our wedding, therefore I have rated lower on a couple of areas than some of his other clients. This is just my perception, so feel free to discount it and lean towards the other reviews.

I had very mixed views from my family and guests, ranging across the spectrum. Read less
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LaurelA1
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Man this guy was GREAT! He was totally cool about the vision I had for my wedding -which was more of a big, fat, ridiculous dance party with lights and fog. He played the music for my ceremony that went off without a hitch -3 songs one for the groom and family entrance, one for me and then after our announcement as husband and wife. All of these songs I picked and are not your traditional bridal march and he was super cool about getting the songs for me. Drew helped me even more by announcing to the guests before the ceremony how the flow would go and dinner ect -it really helped keep everything organized as to getting people to the right place at the right time for food, toasts, throwing the bouqet ect. Oh! Did I mention dance party?? Funny thing -before the wedding started, my officiant (who is also a massage therapist) came up to me all "Oh my god your DJ does our masage association conference HE'S AWESOME! Dude he plays the BEST music!" How cool was that for a nervous bride to hear while waiting to go get married! And the dance party was RIDICULOUS! The only thing I wish (which he had no control over) was that my wedding was still going on -man it was fun and tons of people were coming up to me during the reception/dance party telling me it was "the coolest" wedding they've ever been to -SCORE!!
Man this guy was GREAT! He was totally cool about the vision I had for my wedding -which was more of a big, fat, Read more...
Man this guy was GREAT! He was totally cool about the vision I had for my wedding -which was more of a big, fat, ridiculous dance party with lights and fog. He played the music for my ceremony that went off without a hitch -3 songs one for the groom and family entrance, one for me and then after our announcement as husband and wife. All of these songs I picked and are not your traditional bridal march and he was super cool about getting the songs for me. Drew helped me even more by announcing to the guests before the ceremony how the flow would go and dinner ect -it really helped keep everything organized as to getting people to the right place at the right time for food, toasts, throwing the bouqet ect. Oh! Did I mention dance party?? Funny thing -before the wedding started, my officiant (who is also a massage therapist) came up to me all "Oh my god your DJ does our masage association conference HE'S AWESOME! Dude he plays the BEST music!" How cool was that for a nervous bride to hear while waiting to go get married! And the dance party was RIDICULOUS! The only thing I wish (which he had no control over) was that my wedding was still going on -man it was fun and tons of people were coming up to me during the reception/dance party telling me it was "the coolest" wedding they've ever been to -SCORE!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Planning
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NBoltz
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Drew was great. He was able to take my rambling and create the perfect playlist for our reception! He made it a point to be flexible and meet with us on our time and was also very helpful and professional wiith MC'ing our event.
Drew was great. He was able to take my rambling and create the perfect playlist for our reception! He made it a point to Read more...
Drew was great. He was able to take my rambling and create the perfect playlist for our reception! He made it a point to be flexible and meet with us on our time and was also very helpful and professional wiith MC'ing our event. Read less
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Kristi Parks
Wedding:
12/4/2010
4.9/5.0
Drew did an absolutely fabulous job on our wedding. In the months leading up to the big day he was quick to respond to all my questions, concerns, etc. I received am email or phone call from him within the same day...that goes a long ways with a busy bride-to-be! I had a very particular plan in mind and Drew executed my directions perfectly. The song list before, during, and after the ceremony was right on with my vision and the reception music during dinner and dancing was a hit! Everyone was on the dance floor, it was full until they turned on the lights and kicked us out!!! I would recommend Drew without a doubt to any bride planning a wedding in the Portland area. He was a great addition to our wedding day and really fit well into the atmosphere we tried to create. Hire Drew…you will not be disappointed!!

-Kristi and Steve Strong, married December 4th, 2010
Drew did an absolutely fabulous job on our wedding. In the months leading up to the big day he was quick to respond to all Read more...
Drew did an absolutely fabulous job on our wedding. In the months leading up to the big day he was quick to respond to all my questions, concerns, etc. I received am email or phone call from him within the same day...that goes a long ways with a busy bride-to-be! I had a very particular plan in mind and Drew executed my directions perfectly. The song list before, during, and after the ceremony was right on with my vision and the reception music during dinner and dancing was a hit! Everyone was on the dance floor, it was full until they turned on the lights and kicked us out!!! I would recommend Drew without a doubt to any bride planning a wedding in the Portland area. He was a great addition to our wedding day and really fit well into the atmosphere we tried to create. Hire Drew…you will not be disappointed!!

-Kristi and Steve Strong, married December 4th, 2010 Read less
Services Used: DJ
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courtneyryan
Wedding:
11/21/2009
4.5/5.0
Drew was great! The dance floor was full all night...and we had a very long reception. He made copies of all our music for us. Everyone had a great time.
Drew was great! The dance floor was full all night...and we had a very long reception. He made copies of all our music for Read more...
Drew was great! The dance floor was full all night...and we had a very long reception. He made copies of all our music for us. Everyone had a great time. Read less
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