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Friendly Entertainment, LLC

Pylesville , MD
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P.O. Box 53
Pylesville, MD 21132 US (map)

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410-236-9588

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ABOUT US

Friendly Entertainment is a professional disc jockey and emcee service making friends for more than 20 years. Friendly Entertainment is unique in the fact that it is owned and operated... Read more
Friendly Entertainment is a professional disc jockey and emcee service making friends for more than 20 years. Friendly Entertainment is unique in the fact that it is owned and operated by myself, Frank Marsden, your Mobile Disc Jockey. Unlike most other Mobile Disc Jockey services, I will work with you directly from our first conversation through your last dance. I offer quality service with a personal touch. You can trust that I will provide the appropriate mix of music based on your preferences and at the same time handle all of your important announcements. I want to make your event as "stress free" as possible. I encourage you to contact me directly with any questions you may have by phone 410-236-9588 or e-mail frank@friendlyentertainment.net. 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?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
My approach to any event is fun + classy = a successful event. I am low key and approachable. I never steal the spotlight, it's your day. No jokes, stories or plugs.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
This is your event; if you want to select every song I play, go right ahead. If you'd rather let me work the crowd and take requests, that's fine also. You can create your own custom made song list for you event using my Song Search browser. My music library is huge and I'm always updating it. I'm always happy to acquire any song that you'd like played and you'd like played at your event. You can also create a DO NOT PLAY list, as I'm sure that you may not want certain songs played. We'll work together to create just the right mix of music for your special event.
What is your usual attire?
Sports coat and slacks. Jerry Garcia tie!
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
No. I'll download songs that I don't already have if they are available legally through ITunes or Amazon.com.
How many other DJs do you work with?
2.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
4 hours.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Friendly Entertainment is just me, Frank Marsden. You will never deal with anyone else but me. I will meet with you at a conveint location for all of us and we can discuss your ideas with no obligation and then I will hold your date for 2 weeks after we meet. If we are unable to meet in-person, we can have a phone or Skype consultation. I don't allow prospective clients to sit in on events as a courtesy to current clients. Generally most people find that after reading my reviews and meeting in person that this helps them to collect enough information to make a good decision. If we proceed forward and enter into a contract, you're welcome to use my online planning system. You can select the music you'd like played and create a timeline and then submit all of the details directly to me.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
No.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Absolutely!
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Only if requested. In that case I use 2 (low key) intelligent lights / American DJ Revo 4's.
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?
1 hour. Yes, I do require a table for setup.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
None.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Never. I don't advertise on your time.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
I do emcee however, I keep the talk to a minimum.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
Rule of thumb: If the crowd is not motivated by the music that is playing, switch it up. A professional DJ should have have the experience and musical knowledge to be able to motivate a crowd with the music mix, not a lot of chatter on the microphone.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I don't take breaks and I love to eat however, I don't require a meal be provided.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
I don't take breaks.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I have a successful track record of more than 20 years. However, in the case of an unforeseen personal emergency, another disc jockey will be provided. I work closely with several local mobile disc jockey companies and on-call personnel are always available.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Never. If you book me for your event, the day is yours.
What is your overtime rate?
$125 per hour.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
My service area covers all of Maryland, Washington DC, and South Central Pennsylvania. My service reaches as far north as Harrisburg, PA, and as far south as Ocean City, MD, and everywhere in between. All mileage costs for events held within 40 miles of Bel Air, Maryland are included in the package price. Anything in excess of 40 miles will be subject to a fuel charge of $75.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
$300 with a signed contract.

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Recently Married
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First let me start by saying that ALL of our wedding vendors were INCREDIBLE. They are the kind of people you would want to hang out with, while still being complete professionals and amazing at their jobs. I don't know if that is the sign of someone who is just a really cool person or a true professional who is good at their job, or both!!

Friendly Entertainment is AMAZING! We were recommended to DJ Frank by our wedding venue, Vandiver Inn (who does NOT pay to endorse vendors). We were recently married on 12/13/14 and all of our family and friends specifically raved to us about how AWESOME the music at our wedding was. Frank is such a cool guy and really easygoing. He played a great variety of music. But, equally importantly, he was so wonderful to work with. He knew how to get the crowd going, knew when to be encouraging and "direct" the crowd, but all in a totally cool and friendly way, and NOT in a pushy or cheesy or annoying way, like so many other wedding DJs who try to steal the show. Our guests were really responsive to his style and everyone loved him! I noticed that he would sometimes give a shout out to a specific guest in the crowd, and it made us all seem like we were hanging out like one big family! Our only regret is that we can't get married all over again to work with Frank again! Frank, you rock!!
First let me start by saying that ALL of our wedding vendors were INCREDIBLE. They are the kind of people you would want Read more...
First let me start by saying that ALL of our wedding vendors were INCREDIBLE. They are the kind of people you would want to hang out with, while still being complete professionals and amazing at their jobs. I don't know if that is the sign of someone who is just a really cool person or a true professional who is good at their job, or both!!

Friendly Entertainment is AMAZING! We were recommended to DJ Frank by our wedding venue, Vandiver Inn (who does NOT pay to endorse vendors). We were recently married on 12/13/14 and all of our family and friends specifically raved to us about how AWESOME the music at our wedding was. Frank is such a cool guy and really easygoing. He played a great variety of music. But, equally importantly, he was so wonderful to work with. He knew how to get the crowd going, knew when to be encouraging and "direct" the crowd, but all in a totally cool and friendly way, and NOT in a pushy or cheesy or annoying way, like so many other wedding DJs who try to steal the show. Our guests were really responsive to his style and everyone loved him! I noticed that he would sometimes give a shout out to a specific guest in the crowd, and it made us all seem like we were hanging out like one big family! Our only regret is that we can't get married all over again to work with Frank again! Frank, you rock!! Read less
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JesSICa
Wedding:
11/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Frank was recently the DJ/MC for our wedding ceremony and reception, and I don't think anyone could have come close to how great of a DJ he was. As my husband and I have a wide range of music interests, we told Frank what we typically listen to and what gets us pumped up and dancing and let him have free range for what to play. The music he played was perfect and spot on - from dinner to party time! He was able to get the entire crowd, both young and old, up and dancing the entire night - I've never been to a wedding before where so many guests were dancing and having such a great time.

From the beginning Frank was extremely responsive, knowledgeable and professional, and always available to answer any questions we had or changes and requests we wanted to make. Saying that he is a true professional doesn't do justice. He is definitely not the obnoxious loud "steal the show" DJ/MC. He let us know what to expect ahead of time and was able to go with the flow when we wanted to revise our plans a bit.

We have had many of our guests tell us what a great DJ we had and I know some of them actually let Frank know themselves the night of the wedding how great he was!

Choose Frank as your DJ and you surely won't be sorry!
Frank was recently the DJ/MC for our wedding ceremony and reception, and I don't think anyone could have come close to how Read more...
Frank was recently the DJ/MC for our wedding ceremony and reception, and I don't think anyone could have come close to how great of a DJ he was. As my husband and I have a wide range of music interests, we told Frank what we typically listen to and what gets us pumped up and dancing and let him have free range for what to play. The music he played was perfect and spot on - from dinner to party time! He was able to get the entire crowd, both young and old, up and dancing the entire night - I've never been to a wedding before where so many guests were dancing and having such a great time.

From the beginning Frank was extremely responsive, knowledgeable and professional, and always available to answer any questions we had or changes and requests we wanted to make. Saying that he is a true professional doesn't do justice. He is definitely not the obnoxious loud "steal the show" DJ/MC. He let us know what to expect ahead of time and was able to go with the flow when we wanted to revise our plans a bit.

We have had many of our guests tell us what a great DJ we had and I know some of them actually let Frank know themselves the night of the wedding how great he was!

Choose Frank as your DJ and you surely won't be sorry! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Brad
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Frank was an awesome DJ, and really helped to make our wedding reception a blast! His music selection was excellent, and he definitely knew how to get the party going and keep it going right until the last song! His communication leading up to the wedding was excellent, and he was organized and thorough! We would highly recommend!
Frank was an awesome DJ, and really helped to make our wedding reception a blast! His music selection was excellent, and Read more...
Frank was an awesome DJ, and really helped to make our wedding reception a blast! His music selection was excellent, and he definitely knew how to get the party going and keep it going right until the last song! His communication leading up to the wedding was excellent, and he was organized and thorough! We would highly recommend! Read less
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Kerry
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Frank was an amazing DJ! From the moment we met him, we knew we made a good choice. Throughout the planning process, he was available, friendly and very helpful. He didn't skip a beat when we jokingly suggested to play 'Peanut Butter Jelly Time' for our cake cutting!

The ceremony and reception ran so smoothly. Frank was great at piecing everything together as well as taking our requests and reading the crowd. He even conspired with my brother who dressed up like Gumby and came out to dance! Everyone was cracking up. We had people on the dance floor the whole evening. He was so good at reading the crowd that even some of the wallflowers were up and dancing! I highly recommend Frank to anyone looking for a wonderful DJ! Thanks so much!!
Frank was an amazing DJ! From the moment we met him, we knew we made a good choice. Throughout the planning process, he Read more...
Frank was an amazing DJ! From the moment we met him, we knew we made a good choice. Throughout the planning process, he was available, friendly and very helpful. He didn't skip a beat when we jokingly suggested to play 'Peanut Butter Jelly Time' for our cake cutting!

The ceremony and reception ran so smoothly. Frank was great at piecing everything together as well as taking our requests and reading the crowd. He even conspired with my brother who dressed up like Gumby and came out to dance! Everyone was cracking up. We had people on the dance floor the whole evening. He was so good at reading the crowd that even some of the wallflowers were up and dancing! I highly recommend Frank to anyone looking for a wonderful DJ! Thanks so much!! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Frank, a simple thank you does not express our gratitude enough. Your professionalism, expertise and style are unmatched. The day after our wedding, we both commented how happy we were that we had you as our DJ instead of booking a band. From our initial conversation with you, we knew we made the right decision and couldn’t be happier. You kept our guests well informed without stealing the spotlight as it was “Our” day and your presence helped to create memories that we (and our guests!) will have for a lifetime. Thank you for working with our friend Nick for Sara’s surprise serenade and for getting the party started immediately after dinner. The dance floor was packed all night! We both feel that we not only have a DJ for life, but a friend too! Thank you so much for making our wedding day dreams an even more special reality.
Joe and Sara Manson
Frank, a simple thank you does not express our gratitude enough. Your professionalism, expertise and style are unmatched. Read more...
Frank, a simple thank you does not express our gratitude enough. Your professionalism, expertise and style are unmatched. The day after our wedding, we both commented how happy we were that we had you as our DJ instead of booking a band. From our initial conversation with you, we knew we made the right decision and couldn’t be happier. You kept our guests well informed without stealing the spotlight as it was “Our” day and your presence helped to create memories that we (and our guests!) will have for a lifetime. Thank you for working with our friend Nick for Sara’s surprise serenade and for getting the party started immediately after dinner. The dance floor was packed all night! We both feel that we not only have a DJ for life, but a friend too! Thank you so much for making our wedding day dreams an even more special reality.
Joe and Sara Manson Read less
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Sherri
Wedding:
10/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Frank was the DJ/MC for our friend's wedding reception and we contacted him immediately when we started planning our own! He was our first (and only) preferred choice and we were thrilled when he was available and willing to work with us!~ Frank went above and beyond during the planning process - met us initially and again for a walk-through of the venue. He also made a medley of songs for us to perform to entertain our guests. He is extremely responsive to emails, phone calls, and is overall great to work with. At the reception he kept everything flowing and on-time. We wanted a 2 hour dance party and that is what we got! :-) Could not be happier with how our reception turned out!
Frank was the DJ/MC for our friend's wedding reception and we contacted him immediately when we started planning our own! Read more...
Frank was the DJ/MC for our friend's wedding reception and we contacted him immediately when we started planning our own! He was our first (and only) preferred choice and we were thrilled when he was available and willing to work with us!~ Frank went above and beyond during the planning process - met us initially and again for a walk-through of the venue. He also made a medley of songs for us to perform to entertain our guests. He is extremely responsive to emails, phone calls, and is overall great to work with. At the reception he kept everything flowing and on-time. We wanted a 2 hour dance party and that is what we got! :-) Could not be happier with how our reception turned out! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Kate
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Frank was awesome to work with. Professional, friendly, and so helpful throughout the entire planning process. He made the night run smoothly, and took a lot of stress off of me. He played our requests, and the dance floor was consistently full. If you are working with Frank, you'll never have to worry! He truly loves what he does, and it shows. Highly recommended!
Frank was awesome to work with. Professional, friendly, and so helpful throughout the entire planning process. He made the Read more...
Frank was awesome to work with. Professional, friendly, and so helpful throughout the entire planning process. He made the night run smoothly, and took a lot of stress off of me. He played our requests, and the dance floor was consistently full. If you are working with Frank, you'll never have to worry! He truly loves what he does, and it shows. Highly recommended! Read less
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RRRwedding
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Frank is a true professional and so great at what he does! He made our wedding reception flow so perfectly!! He was great to work with in planning out the day and he is just a super nice guy. Last but not least, Frank is priced super reasonably. We are so grateful we used Frank as our DJ for our wedding - thank you so much!
Frank is a true professional and so great at what he does! He made our wedding reception flow so perfectly!! He was great Read more...
Frank is a true professional and so great at what he does! He made our wedding reception flow so perfectly!! He was great to work with in planning out the day and he is just a super nice guy. Last but not least, Frank is priced super reasonably. We are so grateful we used Frank as our DJ for our wedding - thank you so much! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Frank was the BEST DJ. He had everyone on the floor all night! He was always quick to answer my million email's and changes. I love that he was so familiar with our venue and even offered a discount if we paid in full when we signed the contract. I highly recommend Frank for any event!
Frank was the BEST DJ. He had everyone on the floor all night! He was always quick to answer my million email's and Read more...
Frank was the BEST DJ. He had everyone on the floor all night! He was always quick to answer my million email's and changes. I love that he was so familiar with our venue and even offered a discount if we paid in full when we signed the contract. I highly recommend Frank for any event! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Noelle
Wedding:
10/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Frank was the deejay for our wedding back on Oct. 3, 2014 at Swan Harbor Farm. All we can say… AMAZING! The dance floor was PACKED before open dance even started for the night. We had to clear the dance floor for the father/daughter and mother/son dances. Our coordinator said she’d never seen the dance floor packed so early!

The entire planning process with Frank was enjoyable and very easy going. He is patient and offers his advice, but the couple still has the freedom to do what they want and make the final decision. He was very responsive, always returning calls or emails within a day. The day of the wedding, he was in constant contact with my coordinator and caterer to ensure everything flowed smoothly, which it did. My husband and I didn’t have to worry about a thing that day!

Since Frank is the professional and does this every weekend, my husband and I told him we just wanted upbeat music throughout the entire event and gave him the freedom to gauge the crowd. We had a ‘Happy-Hour’ before to the ceremony to get people in a celebratory mood. From the happy hour, to the prelude during the ceremony, to the dinner music, to the reception, Frank’s music choices were spot on. Trust us, our guests had a FANTASTIC time…we just got our pictures as proof! Plus, numerous guests actually asked us for a ‘soundtrack’ of our wedding! What higher compliment to a DJ than guests at the wedding wanting a soundtrack. As a bride, I was worried people wouldn’t get up and dance and the reception may not be as fun as I envisioned…have Frank as your DJ and your worries melt away!
Frank was the deejay for our wedding back on Oct. 3, 2014 at Swan Harbor Farm. All we can say… AMAZING! The dance floor Read more...
Frank was the deejay for our wedding back on Oct. 3, 2014 at Swan Harbor Farm. All we can say… AMAZING! The dance floor was PACKED before open dance even started for the night. We had to clear the dance floor for the father/daughter and mother/son dances. Our coordinator said she’d never seen the dance floor packed so early!

The entire planning process with Frank was enjoyable and very easy going. He is patient and offers his advice, but the couple still has the freedom to do what they want and make the final decision. He was very responsive, always returning calls or emails within a day. The day of the wedding, he was in constant contact with my coordinator and caterer to ensure everything flowed smoothly, which it did. My husband and I didn’t have to worry about a thing that day!

Since Frank is the professional and does this every weekend, my husband and I told him we just wanted upbeat music throughout the entire event and gave him the freedom to gauge the crowd. We had a ‘Happy-Hour’ before to the ceremony to get people in a celebratory mood. From the happy hour, to the prelude during the ceremony, to the dinner music, to the reception, Frank’s music choices were spot on. Trust us, our guests had a FANTASTIC time…we just got our pictures as proof! Plus, numerous guests actually asked us for a ‘soundtrack’ of our wedding! What higher compliment to a DJ than guests at the wedding wanting a soundtrack. As a bride, I was worried people wouldn’t get up and dance and the reception may not be as fun as I envisioned…have Frank as your DJ and your worries melt away! Read less
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