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Hollister Entertainment

Schenectady , NY
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Schenectady, NY 12306 US

PHONE

518-881-5539

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ABOUT US

Chris Hollister has been DJ'ing at Weddings and other special events in the Capital Region area since 1989. Chris is an energetic and fun DJ who can make any event special. Chris excels... Read more
Chris Hollister has been DJ'ing at Weddings and other special events in the Capital Region area since 1989. Chris is an energetic and fun DJ who can make any event special. Chris excels at getting people up on the dance floor by playing just the right music and keeping them up on the floor by playing the right song at the right time. Chris is very flexible and easy to work with, and he will customize your reception to include exactly what you want. He has a funny, friendly and warm personality, while still maintaining a high level of professionalism. Chris will do what ever he can to make sure your big day goes just the way that you envisioned it would! Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres do you specialize in?
Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Top 40
What services do you offer?
Consultation, Do-Not-Play List, Liability Insurance, MC, One Event/Day
What additional equipment do you offer?
Uplighting

REVIEWS

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Jessica
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Chris. He was fabulous. Really knew how to cater to us and our guests. We really helped keep everything going the whole night. I could not have asked for a better DJ to make our night perfect!!
I loved working with Chris. He was fabulous. Really knew how to cater to us and our guests. We really helped keep Read more...
I loved working with Chris. He was fabulous. Really knew how to cater to us and our guests. We really helped keep everything going the whole night. I could not have asked for a better DJ to make our night perfect!! Read less
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Hollister Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Jess & Chris! It was a great night. Thank you both so much for choosing me as your DJ! I hope to see you both again in the future.
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melody
Wedding:
7/3/2015
5.0/5.0
There is no reason to hire another musical host. From the first time we talked on the phone, to meeting, to checking in before our wedding, and the day of, Chris, was a pleasure to work with. He is professional and knows how to keep the party going. It was the perfect mix of music that our 5 year old cousins, to our family members in their teens and early 20's, friends in their late 20's, and all age groups up to our Grandparents enjoyed. When Grandpa is on the floor dancing you know you have the best musical host in the area. He worked very well with our other vendors to keep everything flowing smoothly. We could not have been happier with Hollister Entertainment. It was truly a perfect day and we can not thank Chris enough.
There is no reason to hire another musical host. From the first time we talked on the phone, to meeting, to checking in Read more...
There is no reason to hire another musical host. From the first time we talked on the phone, to meeting, to checking in before our wedding, and the day of, Chris, was a pleasure to work with. He is professional and knows how to keep the party going. It was the perfect mix of music that our 5 year old cousins, to our family members in their teens and early 20's, friends in their late 20's, and all age groups up to our Grandparents enjoyed. When Grandpa is on the floor dancing you know you have the best musical host in the area. He worked very well with our other vendors to keep everything flowing smoothly. We could not have been happier with Hollister Entertainment. It was truly a perfect day and we can not thank Chris enough. Read less
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Hollister Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Thank you Melody, it was a pleasure to work with your and Mark. I had such a great time with you all. Mark's special "Hoppily Ever After" home brew was fantastic. Thank you both so much for having me as your DJ!
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Tyleane
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
Chris did an AWESOME job at our wedding. He really works well with the couples. He does a great job of playing a variety of music, that both the young and old will enjoy. I would strongly recommend Chris for any of musical entertainment needs.
Chris did an AWESOME job at our wedding. He really works well with the couples. He does a great job of playing a variety Read more...
Chris did an AWESOME job at our wedding. He really works well with the couples. He does a great job of playing a variety of music, that both the young and old will enjoy. I would strongly recommend Chris for any of musical entertainment needs. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Chris was an amazing DJ! Prior to the wedding, he was able to offer suggestions on how to structure our ceremony and reception, and which songs to play based on the type of guests that were attending our wedding. We had an incredible wedding and almost all of our guests were on their feet dancing the entire reception! Everyone was raving about the music afterwards and about how great Chris was.

Chris took a ton of pictures during our wedding which we loved! So many good shots of people dancing. He also took a lot of video and created a short film for us. This is something we weren't expecting but it was a great bonus and surprise to see after the wedding!

He is also a super nice guy and I felt like he genuinely cared about our day and our wedding! I would absolutely recommend him!
Chris was an amazing DJ! Prior to the wedding, he was able to offer suggestions on how to structure our ceremony and Read more...
Chris was an amazing DJ! Prior to the wedding, he was able to offer suggestions on how to structure our ceremony and reception, and which songs to play based on the type of guests that were attending our wedding. We had an incredible wedding and almost all of our guests were on their feet dancing the entire reception! Everyone was raving about the music afterwards and about how great Chris was.

Chris took a ton of pictures during our wedding which we loved! So many good shots of people dancing. He also took a lot of video and created a short film for us. This is something we weren't expecting but it was a great bonus and surprise to see after the wedding!

He is also a super nice guy and I felt like he genuinely cared about our day and our wedding! I would absolutely recommend him! Read less
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Maureen
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
We put a lot of thought into selecting our wedding vendors, and the DJ was no exception. Chris was recommended to us by two other local DJs who were already booked for our date. From the beginning, Chris was polite, very organized, and genuinely seemed to care about our music "experience" at the wedding. He was never pushy, but also gave us advice based on all of his years of experience. Our tastes are a little more on the alternative side of music (we were introduced to a Weezer song...the recessional song was from Star Wars...you get the picture.) After going over our planning form the month prior to the wedding (which, by the way, Chris reached out to US to remind us about and to schedule a meeting - we didn't have to go hunting him down) I believe he said something like, "OK...you guys are a little different. That's cool - I like it!" Ha! Also, before the ceremony started, my Dad really wanted to make sure that Chris has downloaded the right rare version of a Beatles song for our Father-Daughter Dance. Chris, of course, had the correct song, but he also made sure to let my Dad listen to it on headphones to confirm and to make him less nervous. He also put together an AWESOME cocktail hour playlist based on some bands and eras of music we told him we were into. In fact, after the wedding, he sent us CD of our cocktail hour because we ended up going outside to catch a few minutes alone and missed hearing a lot of the songs. We whole-heartedly recommend Chris as your wedding DJ and we were so glad to have found him!
We put a lot of thought into selecting our wedding vendors, and the DJ was no exception. Chris was recommended to us by Read more...
We put a lot of thought into selecting our wedding vendors, and the DJ was no exception. Chris was recommended to us by two other local DJs who were already booked for our date. From the beginning, Chris was polite, very organized, and genuinely seemed to care about our music "experience" at the wedding. He was never pushy, but also gave us advice based on all of his years of experience. Our tastes are a little more on the alternative side of music (we were introduced to a Weezer song...the recessional song was from Star Wars...you get the picture.) After going over our planning form the month prior to the wedding (which, by the way, Chris reached out to US to remind us about and to schedule a meeting - we didn't have to go hunting him down) I believe he said something like, "OK...you guys are a little different. That's cool - I like it!" Ha! Also, before the ceremony started, my Dad really wanted to make sure that Chris has downloaded the right rare version of a Beatles song for our Father-Daughter Dance. Chris, of course, had the correct song, but he also made sure to let my Dad listen to it on headphones to confirm and to make him less nervous. He also put together an AWESOME cocktail hour playlist based on some bands and eras of music we told him we were into. In fact, after the wedding, he sent us CD of our cocktail hour because we ended up going outside to catch a few minutes alone and missed hearing a lot of the songs. We whole-heartedly recommend Chris as your wedding DJ and we were so glad to have found him! Read less
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Hollister Entertainment responded with the following comments:

My 100th Wedding Wire Review...Thank you so much Maureen & Dustin! It was so awesome being a part of your big day! Thank you so much for having me as your DJ!
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Gilbert
Wedding:
5/29/2015
5.0/5.0
Looking for a DJ for our wedding did not start out easily. Then there was Chris. Chris is the kind of guy that gets you, plays exactly what you want, incorporates all your suggestions (no matter how difficult they are) and goes the extra mile to make sure you are happy. Coming from Lebanon, all of my family members' names and my last name are pretty difficult to pronounce. Chris did one heck of an amazing job making sure everyone in our wedding party (14 people!) and our parents had all their names pronounced the right way. Most importantly Chris incorporated some Lebanese songs into the wedding playlist, something that I thought would be very difficult, but ended up to sound fantastic, of course after Chris's skills. In the course of our preparations, Chris made sure to communicate with us well before our event about all the details we need, and provided all the mixed songs that we requested beforehand extremely swiftly. There is really nothing negative we can say about Chris! Everything he did was awesome. The dance floor was on fire during the entire event! He played songs that all the age ranges in our event enjoyed and danced to, even until the last minute! Don't forget to ask him about his up lights. Those were pretty awesome! We went for icy blue for our venue (Longfellow's). Chris made our wedding reception one that was filled with joy, happiness, fun, and most importantly, awesome music. We highly recommend Chris for your wedding.
Looking for a DJ for our wedding did not start out easily. Then there was Chris. Chris is the kind of guy that gets you, Read more...
Looking for a DJ for our wedding did not start out easily. Then there was Chris. Chris is the kind of guy that gets you, plays exactly what you want, incorporates all your suggestions (no matter how difficult they are) and goes the extra mile to make sure you are happy. Coming from Lebanon, all of my family members' names and my last name are pretty difficult to pronounce. Chris did one heck of an amazing job making sure everyone in our wedding party (14 people!) and our parents had all their names pronounced the right way. Most importantly Chris incorporated some Lebanese songs into the wedding playlist, something that I thought would be very difficult, but ended up to sound fantastic, of course after Chris's skills. In the course of our preparations, Chris made sure to communicate with us well before our event about all the details we need, and provided all the mixed songs that we requested beforehand extremely swiftly. There is really nothing negative we can say about Chris! Everything he did was awesome. The dance floor was on fire during the entire event! He played songs that all the age ranges in our event enjoyed and danced to, even until the last minute! Don't forget to ask him about his up lights. Those were pretty awesome! We went for icy blue for our venue (Longfellow's). Chris made our wedding reception one that was filled with joy, happiness, fun, and most importantly, awesome music. We highly recommend Chris for your wedding. Read less
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Danae
Wedding:
5/17/2015
5.0/5.0
I had seen Chris in action at my best friend's wedding in 2011. When it came time for my big day, I knew I wanted Chris to be a part of it. From the time my husband and I met with him, we knew he was a perfect fit for us. Chris is funny, and laid back. He offers excellent advice and insight into the elaborate world of wedding preparation. He has a great personality and energy that translates well into his work.
He worked with us to ensure that my husband and I had everything that we wanted, and all at a price we were very comfortable with. Chris is a phenomenal DJ, and person, and we are so glad we were able to share such wonderful memories with him!!!
I had seen Chris in action at my best friend's wedding in 2011. When it came time for my big day, I knew I wanted Chris to Read more...
I had seen Chris in action at my best friend's wedding in 2011. When it came time for my big day, I knew I wanted Chris to be a part of it. From the time my husband and I met with him, we knew he was a perfect fit for us. Chris is funny, and laid back. He offers excellent advice and insight into the elaborate world of wedding preparation. He has a great personality and energy that translates well into his work.
He worked with us to ensure that my husband and I had everything that we wanted, and all at a price we were very comfortable with. Chris is a phenomenal DJ, and person, and we are so glad we were able to share such wonderful memories with him!!! Read less
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Hollister Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Danae & Jason! It was a pleasure to be a part of such a great day. I had a great time celebrating with you and your family and friends.
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Megan
Wedding:
5/16/2015
5.0/5.0
Chris is AWESOME! He was recommended to us by a friend so we arranged a meeting with him the summer before our wedding. From that very first meeting, we knew we wanted Chris to be the DJ at our wedding. Sometimes in wedding planning vendors can be pushy and try to tell you how things should go and Chris is so the opposite! He was so much fun and so interested in us as a couple and what we liked, what we wanted, how we envisioned things, etc. We really appreciated the way that Chris let us explain what our thoughts were and he made helpful suggestions based on his experience from there. We came to really trust his judgement and everything (literally, everything) that he recommended to us worked out perfectly. Chris was fantastic throughout the planning process and he was even more amazing on the day of our wedding - we didn't have a wedding planner or coordinator or anything so Chris helped take on that role, which he did seemingly effortlessly and flawlessly. He helped us keep things on schedule and flowing naturally all while playing great music which kept the party going. We had the best time and everyone danced all night. We could not be happier with our decision to hire Chris as our DJ!
THANK YOU CHRIS!
Chris is AWESOME! He was recommended to us by a friend so we arranged a meeting with him the summer before our wedding. Read more...
Chris is AWESOME! He was recommended to us by a friend so we arranged a meeting with him the summer before our wedding. From that very first meeting, we knew we wanted Chris to be the DJ at our wedding. Sometimes in wedding planning vendors can be pushy and try to tell you how things should go and Chris is so the opposite! He was so much fun and so interested in us as a couple and what we liked, what we wanted, how we envisioned things, etc. We really appreciated the way that Chris let us explain what our thoughts were and he made helpful suggestions based on his experience from there. We came to really trust his judgement and everything (literally, everything) that he recommended to us worked out perfectly. Chris was fantastic throughout the planning process and he was even more amazing on the day of our wedding - we didn't have a wedding planner or coordinator or anything so Chris helped take on that role, which he did seemingly effortlessly and flawlessly. He helped us keep things on schedule and flowing naturally all while playing great music which kept the party going. We had the best time and everyone danced all night. We could not be happier with our decision to hire Chris as our DJ!
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Hollister Entertainment responded with the following comments:

THANK YOU meg & Ross for having me as your DJ! I really felt like we really connected when we met that first time and it only got better when we met for the planning meeting a few weeks ago. 2 1/2 hours later and I felt like we were old friends! I always say the more planning that goes into an event, the better it turns out. You had such a wonderful day, everything was great, the weather, the food, the photographer...I am very thankful to be a part of such a great event!
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Tarah
Wedding:
4/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Chris is an amazing DJ! He was super open to all of our suggestions and really did an amazing job at getting to know US. He also worked well with our guests and made sure that WE were in control of the night. He really knows how to get a dance floor packed so that everyone has a great time!!!
Chris is an amazing DJ! He was super open to all of our suggestions and really did an amazing job at getting to know US. Read more...
Chris is an amazing DJ! He was super open to all of our suggestions and really did an amazing job at getting to know US. He also worked well with our guests and made sure that WE were in control of the night. He really knows how to get a dance floor packed so that everyone has a great time!!! Read less
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Hollister Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for having me as your DJ Tarah & Jamie. I really enjoyed meeting you both and being a part of such a cool day. You are both make such a great couple together. I loved the toasts that were made, I feel that they really gave great insight into your individual personalities and as a couple I had a great time and I am honored to have been a part of your big day!
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Private User
Wedding:
3/27/2015
5.0/5.0
Chris was amazing!! We had such an incredible night of dancing and laughing with our friends! Chris kept the music coming and got everyone onto the dance floor!! We have recieved so many compliments on how fun our wedding was which I am attributing directly to Chris Hollister! He obviously loves his job and does an absolutely incredible job!!
Chris was amazing!! We had such an incredible night of dancing and laughing with our friends! Chris kept the music coming Read more...
Chris was amazing!! We had such an incredible night of dancing and laughing with our friends! Chris kept the music coming and got everyone onto the dance floor!! We have recieved so many compliments on how fun our wedding was which I am attributing directly to Chris Hollister! He obviously loves his job and does an absolutely incredible job!! Read less
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Hollister Entertainment responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for having me as your DJ Jackie & Phil! Your wedding was AMAZING, non-stop dancing all night! I had as much fun as you did! You are such an awesome couple! it was great to meet you both, i wish you both many, many happy years together.
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