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Hawaii DJ Professor Bob, Da Spin Doctor

Kapolei , HI

LOCATION

543 Farrington Highway
Kapolei, HI US 96707 (map)

PHONE

808-271-4493

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Perhaps you noticed that we don't insult your intellegence by publishing reviews. Almost all reviews are five stars, so how does that help you make a decision? As said in the movie,... Read more
Perhaps you noticed that we don't insult your intellegence by publishing reviews. Almost all reviews are five stars, so how does that help you make a decision? As said in the movie, "When everyone is super, then no one is."

If reviews are anonymous, they have no credibility because you can't confirm who wrote them or if they are legitimate. If they have contact info, that exposes our clients to all kinds of phone harassment, sales calls, or Internet phishing schemes. We respect our client's privacy, so we don't exploit them for our advertising by pestering or paying them for reviews.

We don't sell our client list or email list. If you want your wedding plans to remain private and unique, then give us a call and meet us in person, which is the BEST way to evaluate a DJ. At our meeting, we can show you lots of emailed reviews and fan letters. When you do schedule a meeting, you will receive a 20% immediate discount - Click on "Deals" above.

Fortunately, most of our new clients are "word-of-mouth" from folks have seen us perform or have heard about us.

For real practical advice on hiring a DJ, check our published article:

http://weddings.gatheringguide.com/ac/how-to-choose-a-dj-entertainment-vendor/how-to-hire-the-right-dj-for-you

Let us 'spin' some memories for you! Former S. California KPRO radio D.J. for Dick Clark, Professor Bob, "Da Spin Doctor" © ® has your 'prescription' for music, memories, and FUN!

FOR EVENTS OTHER THAN WEDDINGS, CLICK ON OUR MAIN WEB SITE HERE: http://daspindoctor.vpweb.com/

We are the ONLY DJ service in Hawaii out of 42 listings to have been certified and awarded the coveted Better Busines Bureau "A " rating. (veryfy on our web site)

"Da Spin Doctor" specializes in wedding ceremonies and receptions, anniversaries - at any gatherings where music, memories and fun are appropriate. We are usually booked far in advance, so please call now to avoid disappointment. 808-271-4493.

Full MC (emcee) services! State-of-the-art Sound and LED Lighting including wireless Up Lighting!

Professor Bob is also an ordained wedding officiant and licensed to perform weddings as well as Civil Unions in Hawaii.

We present the most current legal radio edit hits in country, urban, top 40, club dance, and adult contemporary tunes, updated every month by Prime Cuts, with the top ten in all categories. But, all DJs have the latest tunes. What makes us unique is a full library of 35,000 tunes including Dubstep, Urban, Oldies, Doo Wop, Rock & Roll, Big Band & Swing, Hapa Haole, Rare "Hawai'i Only" Top 40 Oldies that will bring back memories, Disco, Motown, R&B, Unforgettable Dinner & Night Club Music with class, Las Vegas Lounge & Showroom, Standards, Smooth Jazz, Romance - with a BIG "R" , Classic and contemporary Hawai'ian, Jawai'ian, Classic Reggae, Classic Country & Line Dancing.

If you want more than music only, we'll make sure that you and your guests are entertained and have fun with M.C. services including announcements, games, and contests. BIG SCREEN TV Game shows, & lots more memories and fun! You can order a lot of fun guest interaction, some, or just music only - that's up to you. But, we never forget that your event is all about YOU, not us! Read less
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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, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
We offer ENTERTAINMENT, not just a human jukebox! We can be low key, middle energy, or high energy. That is up to you!
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
No limits, but we recommend no more than 12 specific tunes, or so. If the entire event playlist is requested, you remove the DJ's ability to adjust to the preferences of the guests and dancers on a minute-by-minute basis - and that is the true art of the DJ. Too many requests, and you might want to consider simply using an I-pod with a playlist.
What is your usual attire?
White or black Tux, Aloha wear, plus dozens of theme costumes available! This is one of our unique features. Here are just a few of our costumes:
 Las Vegas, Zoot Suit, Techno light suit, lab coats, both white and black formal tails, wild "aloha" shirts, real leather Lederhosen, " Old West, Pirate, dozens of 1950s, 60s, 70s costumes, plus hundreds of high quality Halloween costumes and masks. You dream up any theme and we will show up in appropriate attire and costumes.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
No. We will find it for them, and pay for it to ensure that all our music is legal.
How many other DJs do you work with?
None. The DJ you meet will be the DJ you get. No substitutions, starving college students, or minimum wage high school kids. You will be getting a PRO DJ, Professor Bob with more than 40 years of professional show business experience.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
We offer a two hour lunch or cocktail hour special, but our normal shows run 4 hours minimum.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
YES! In fact, we always advise clients to meet with the DJ. We feel this is absolutely critical to having a successful event. In fact, this is so important that we wrote an article on this subject that has been published internationally. It is available for free here: 
 
 http://weddings.gatheringguide.com/ac/how-to-choose-a-dj-entertainment-vendor/how-to-hire-the-right-dj-for-you
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
One of our unique qualities is theme parties. Here are just a few of the themes, music playlists, and DJ costumes we offer: 
 •Hurray for Hollywood
 •New York, New York
 •Masquerade Ball
 •Mardi Gras
 •Romance of Paris
 •Las Vegas Casino Night
 •Camelot
 •Arabian Nights
 •Shanghai Moon
 •Night on the Nile
 •Jungle Adventure
 •Lion Sleeps Tonight Africa
 •Pirates Treasure Island
 •Surf Shack
 •Ocean Cruise
 •Old West
 •All That Jazz Roaring 20's
 •Rock N' Roll 50's Drive In (movies or diner)
 •Groovy 80's
 •Disco 70's 
 •TV Game Shows
 •Cabaret 
 •Opera 
 •Show tunes 
 •Wine & Cheese party 
 •Costume party
 •LGBT party
 •Italian theme? 
 •Irish theme? 
 •French theme? 
 •Hawai'ian theme?
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Yes. It is YOUR money, and we never forget it!
Do you bring your own equipment?
We only trust and use our own state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
We offer 18 different lighting options. You can see videos of all our state-of-the-art lighting in action that we offer on our web site: 
 
 http://daspindoctor.vpweb.com/SHEDDING-A-LITTLE-LIGHT.html
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?
One hour for our sound systems and 90 minutes if lighting is included. We also require at least one full hour for load out.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
No. One 4 foot table and two chairs. That's all!
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
We have banners and signs, but only use them very rarely and when appropriate. We feature a very clean set-up that will not distract from your event. 
 
 Check it out here: http://daspindoctor.vpweb.com/MORE-SOUND-ADVICE.html
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
Our MC services are available if you want it as an option. Some folks prefer no talk and only music. Some want a bit of talk, and some want full-on highly participative SHOWS. You tell us.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
That has never happened to us. Ever. Honest! We have seen it happen to other inexperienced DJs, but fortunately never to us.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We don't take breaks up until the end of the 4th hour. If a client provides meals for us, that is truly appreciated but definitely NOT expected.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
We don't normally take breaks. We usually perform non-stop.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
In 40 years of professional performing, that has not happened. But, if we have a request for a date that we are already booked, we always refer you to a trusted colleague - and that is a very short list.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Never. We do not have multiple units or multiple DJs, so we only accept one booking per day.
What is your overtime rate?
Any time over four hours is billed at the same original hourly rate for a partial or full hour.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Not on Oahu. We only charge for events booked in Las Vegas and Palm Springs.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
We charge a 50% retainment fee to lock in your date, and the remaining 50% is due on the day of our show before we set up. We also require a contract to protect both the client and us.

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Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We wanted something different for our reception but didn't know what or how to start. Bob answered his phone himself...no "please leave a message" phone tag delays. We took Bob's advice and met with him in person. He asked lots of questions which made us feel that he was interested in US and what we wanted. After FREE consultation with Prof. Bob when he came up with dozens of creative suggestions, we decided to have a TV game show reception theme. It was so much fun! Our whole family loves Jepoardy so Bob created questions about us, how we met, stuff from little kid time. He had a large TV screen just like the real show game board so everyone could see and play. IT WAS JUST LIKE A REAL TV SHOW! Everyone was jazzed and then while the energy was high, we went into dancing which lasted all night long. I think he had every song everyone requested but ran out of time to play them all. The hi tech sound and the lights were like a concert or a SHOW, not anything like what we have seen or heard at other weddings. If you want a real PRO entertainer and not a wedding like just like everyone else's, and not just someone to play music, don't miss out. He has many repeat customers and is sometimes playing in Las Vegas, so call well in advance if you want Bob specifically. It was the best most fun reception we have ever been to ever AND IT WAS OURS! - not just a reception but a major PARTY!
We wanted something different for our reception but didn't know what or how to start. Bob answered his phone himself...no Read more...
We wanted something different for our reception but didn't know what or how to start. Bob answered his phone himself...no "please leave a message" phone tag delays. We took Bob's advice and met with him in person. He asked lots of questions which made us feel that he was interested in US and what we wanted. After FREE consultation with Prof. Bob when he came up with dozens of creative suggestions, we decided to have a TV game show reception theme. It was so much fun! Our whole family loves Jepoardy so Bob created questions about us, how we met, stuff from little kid time. He had a large TV screen just like the real show game board so everyone could see and play. IT WAS JUST LIKE A REAL TV SHOW! Everyone was jazzed and then while the energy was high, we went into dancing which lasted all night long. I think he had every song everyone requested but ran out of time to play them all. The hi tech sound and the lights were like a concert or a SHOW, not anything like what we have seen or heard at other weddings. If you want a real PRO entertainer and not a wedding like just like everyone else's, and not just someone to play music, don't miss out. He has many repeat customers and is sometimes playing in Las Vegas, so call well in advance if you want Bob specifically. It was the best most fun reception we have ever been to ever AND IT WAS OURS! - not just a reception but a major PARTY! Read less
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Jaye
Wedding:
3/31/2013
5.0/5.0
I am an American professional DJ working in England, where the art of the DJ is held in highest esteem and the numerous club and mobile DJs are highly competitive. My wife, who is a dancer from Hawaii, and I wanted to get married in Waikiki, so we wanted to hire a Hawaii DJ. Needless to say, our standards and expectations were the very highest for my own wedding and reception.
We knew we had but one chance to get this right, so a year in advance we conducted venue inspections and interviewed seven DJs in Hawaii over four days while visiting family and friends. Knowing what experienced pro DJs charge, we budgeted $800 to $1600 for MC, lights, sound system, and musical entertainment.
Bob stood out right from first contact. His web site is a virtual encyclopedia of useful information. We felt at ease with his personality at the first meeting, and booked him a year in advance. His inventory of equipment for both lighting and sound was state of the art and more up to date than my own. Working within our budget, he supplied us with far more we were expecting to receive.
The wedding and reception could not have been better, despite our highest standards and demands. Our guests are still chattering about it. He created a custom playlist based on our broad, eclectic music specifications. He arrived two hours ahead of schedule. His setup and backup systems were clean, unobtrusive, and professional, using the latest editions of pro DJ hardware and software.
But, most impressive was that Bob knew how to entertain - when to talk and when to shut up, keeping our guests (mostly musicians and entertainers) thoroughly entertained while keeping the focus on the Bride and Groom.
If you demand the best and want an experienced pro entertainer, hire Bob, "the DJ’s DJ." We are happy we did. Nothing more needs to be said.
I am an American professional DJ working in England, where the art of the DJ is held in highest esteem and the numerous Read more...
I am an American professional DJ working in England, where the art of the DJ is held in highest esteem and the numerous club and mobile DJs are highly competitive. My wife, who is a dancer from Hawaii, and I wanted to get married in Waikiki, so we wanted to hire a Hawaii DJ. Needless to say, our standards and expectations were the very highest for my own wedding and reception.
We knew we had but one chance to get this right, so a year in advance we conducted venue inspections and interviewed seven DJs in Hawaii over four days while visiting family and friends. Knowing what experienced pro DJs charge, we budgeted $800 to $1600 for MC, lights, sound system, and musical entertainment.
Bob stood out right from first contact. His web site is a virtual encyclopedia of useful information. We felt at ease with his personality at the first meeting, and booked him a year in advance. His inventory of equipment for both lighting and sound was state of the art and more up to date than my own. Working within our budget, he supplied us with far more we were expecting to receive.
The wedding and reception could not have been better, despite our highest standards and demands. Our guests are still chattering about it. He created a custom playlist based on our broad, eclectic music specifications. He arrived two hours ahead of schedule. His setup and backup systems were clean, unobtrusive, and professional, using the latest editions of pro DJ hardware and software.
But, most impressive was that Bob knew how to entertain - when to talk and when to shut up, keeping our guests (mostly musicians and entertainers) thoroughly entertained while keeping the focus on the Bride and Groom.
If you demand the best and want an experienced pro entertainer, hire Bob, "the DJ’s DJ." We are happy we did. Nothing more needs to be said. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I want to share our experience with Professor Bob. He is also a trained musician and he was a real radio DJ for Dick Clark, so he KNOWS music and how to entertain! But, all DJs play the same tunes. So here is why we are happy we hired him.

Our MC (a family member) got sick (too much beer) and freaked out with stage fright so Bob stepped in at the last second and announced the whole reception. Bob was already in a tux, so almost everyone except the wedding party thought we had planned it that way. WOW! He has a great clear pro voice but it sounded totally natural and friendly.

Bob has an unbelievable menu of modern lighting. We used his up lights, lasers, and dance floor lighting and that totally changed the whole mood and look of our reception from an ordinary bare ballroom to a HOT club-like environment, like on his video. We also wanted a monogram light so he sent us over a 100 designs to pick from. I think the killer lighting helped get everyone dancing and our dance floor was full almost the whole time. The sound system he used sounded just like a live concert, not just some crappy loud speakers. Some of our guests commented on the great sound. Just right on the volume and he continuously adjusted it all night.

Professor Bob is not the cheapest DJ around. But we saw a cheaper DJ at another party and didn’t want crappy sound and somebody obnoxious. The DJ kid we saw had an inflated ego and wanted all the attention and dressed like a bum in a tee shirt and shorts. Bad jokes, bad sound, a big banner advertising himself, two cheap lights, and other cheezy crap. We knew we only had one chance to get our wedding right. We felt we got double or triple more than our moneys worth from Bob and we have already booked him for our first anniversary.

One bad thing…book him early because he was booked months in advance. We just got lucky.
I want to share our experience with Professor Bob. He is also a trained musician and he was a real radio DJ for Dick Read more...
I want to share our experience with Professor Bob. He is also a trained musician and he was a real radio DJ for Dick Clark, so he KNOWS music and how to entertain! But, all DJs play the same tunes. So here is why we are happy we hired him.

Our MC (a family member) got sick (too much beer) and freaked out with stage fright so Bob stepped in at the last second and announced the whole reception. Bob was already in a tux, so almost everyone except the wedding party thought we had planned it that way. WOW! He has a great clear pro voice but it sounded totally natural and friendly.

Bob has an unbelievable menu of modern lighting. We used his up lights, lasers, and dance floor lighting and that totally changed the whole mood and look of our reception from an ordinary bare ballroom to a HOT club-like environment, like on his video. We also wanted a monogram light so he sent us over a 100 designs to pick from. I think the killer lighting helped get everyone dancing and our dance floor was full almost the whole time. The sound system he used sounded just like a live concert, not just some crappy loud speakers. Some of our guests commented on the great sound. Just right on the volume and he continuously adjusted it all night.

Professor Bob is not the cheapest DJ around. But we saw a cheaper DJ at another party and didn’t want crappy sound and somebody obnoxious. The DJ kid we saw had an inflated ego and wanted all the attention and dressed like a bum in a tee shirt and shorts. Bad jokes, bad sound, a big banner advertising himself, two cheap lights, and other cheezy crap. We knew we only had one chance to get our wedding right. We felt we got double or triple more than our moneys worth from Bob and we have already booked him for our first anniversary.

One bad thing…book him early because he was booked months in advance. We just got lucky. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Kalani (Mickey)
Wedding:
2/14/2013
5.0/5.0
DON'T MISS OUT!

We intend to get married once, so I can't compare Professor Bob to other wedding DJs. All I can say is he did one hell of a job for us! The right music just at the right moment, fantastic lights, and the best sound I have ever heard. He used to be on TV, so he knew how to entertain all our guests without hogging all the attention away from us. I would hire him again without hesitation.

But don't miss out! Asking around before our wedding, we found out that he is very popular for weddings and private parties, and he only does one show per day. Book him early or he might not be available.
DON'T MISS OUT!

We intend to get married once, so I can't compare Professor Bob to other wedding DJs. All I can Read more...
DON'T MISS OUT!

We intend to get married once, so I can't compare Professor Bob to other wedding DJs. All I can say is he did one hell of a job for us! The right music just at the right moment, fantastic lights, and the best sound I have ever heard. He used to be on TV, so he knew how to entertain all our guests without hogging all the attention away from us. I would hire him again without hesitation.

But don't miss out! Asking around before our wedding, we found out that he is very popular for weddings and private parties, and he only does one show per day. Book him early or he might not be available. Read less
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