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John Ross Music and Production

Portland , OR

LOCATION

133 SE Madison St
Portland, OR US 97214 (map)
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ABOUT US

John Ross Music and Production has been the Northwest’s premier provider of live music and sound for weddings and parties since 2004. Based on owner John Ross’ extensive experience as a... Read more
John Ross Music and Production has been the Northwest’s premier provider of live music and sound for weddings and parties since 2004. Based on owner John Ross’ extensive experience as a musician and event planner, the company provides all-inclusive packages that offer quality, simplicity and affordability to its clients.

The company got its start in 2004 when owner John Ross began offering simple all-inclusive solutions to the complex requirements of special events. By grouping DJ service together with live ceremony music and complete sound support, the company began saving brides and grooms time, money and energy. Planning birthday parties and corporate events became easier thanks to a vendor who offered the flexibility to feature both live music and DJ service at the same event.

Over the years, John Ross Music and Production has become known for inspired live music, flawless audio production, and attentive DJ service. Our clients appreciate the simplicity of working with just one person. They also appreciate the friendly professionalism with which they are treated and the attention to detail their wedding or event receives. Whether yours is an elaborate wedding or a simple get together with friends, John Ross Music and Production has the talent and experience to deliver an event that looks great, sounds amazing and flows perfectly.



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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Guitar, Piano, Viola, Violin

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Signe
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
John Ross played live music at our cocktail hour, wedding and reception and played DJ for the dancing part of the reception. He did an amazing job. He plays beautifully! And he is a joy to work with. He got lots of raves from our guests. He also kept the flow of the event moving and made announcements for us. We really appreciated the structure he provided. You can't go wrong booking him for your wedding.
John Ross played live music at our cocktail hour, wedding and reception and played DJ for the dancing part of the Read more...
John Ross played live music at our cocktail hour, wedding and reception and played DJ for the dancing part of the reception. He did an amazing job. He plays beautifully! And he is a joy to work with. He got lots of raves from our guests. He also kept the flow of the event moving and made announcements for us. We really appreciated the structure he provided. You can't go wrong booking him for your wedding. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/13/2014
5.0/5.0
John and his team were amazing! They were very professional and played an incredible set for our cocktail hour/dinner time and switched up the music to create a very lively and constant energy dance party for the rest of the night - it was exactly what we were looking for!!!
John and his team were amazing! They were very professional and played an incredible set for our cocktail hour/dinner time Read more...
John and his team were amazing! They were very professional and played an incredible set for our cocktail hour/dinner time and switched up the music to create a very lively and constant energy dance party for the rest of the night - it was exactly what we were looking for!!! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
John Ross was amazing-- he played beautifully on his Guitar for the ceremony-- really made the whole feel of it.
And with little direction for what we wanted on the dance floor he read the crowd well and had everyone dancing! Such a great DJ, Musician and MC!!! The best in the business!!
John Ross was amazing-- he played beautifully on his Guitar for the ceremony-- really made the whole feel of it.
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John Ross was amazing-- he played beautifully on his Guitar for the ceremony-- really made the whole feel of it.
And with little direction for what we wanted on the dance floor he read the crowd well and had everyone dancing! Such a great DJ, Musician and MC!!! The best in the business!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Michael was the musician from John Ross who we used for our July 12th wedding. Michael was fabulous. We had an outdoor wedding in the middle of a heatwave and he remained positive and energetic the entire time. We got so many compliments on his live pieces and he even learned and performed a special request song for our ceremony. We could not have been more happy with our choice of DJ
Michael was the musician from John Ross who we used for our July 12th wedding. Michael was fabulous. We had an outdoor Read more...
Michael was the musician from John Ross who we used for our July 12th wedding. Michael was fabulous. We had an outdoor wedding in the middle of a heatwave and he remained positive and energetic the entire time. We got so many compliments on his live pieces and he even learned and performed a special request song for our ceremony. We could not have been more happy with our choice of DJ Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/29/2014
5.0/5.0
John was so PERFECT! I met him when I walked into a wedding show in Vancouver, Wa and heard Marry Me by Train playing over the speakers...I said I love this song, this is the one I want to be our "first dance". As we turned the corner to see John standing on stage singing it live!! He is so down to earth and not to mention so many options and to be able to have live music played at your event, not to mention for traveling more than 2 hours to my event I'm not sure the cost for travel even covered his gas. Also, John was the MC for all of the events cake cutting, first dances etc...and it went so smooth thanks to his easy online questionnaires. I very highly recommend John Ross Music Productions to anyone lucky enough to snag him or his crew up! THANK YOU for making my wedding amazing.
John was so PERFECT! I met him when I walked into a wedding show in Vancouver, Wa and heard Marry Me by Train playing over Read more...
John was so PERFECT! I met him when I walked into a wedding show in Vancouver, Wa and heard Marry Me by Train playing over the speakers...I said I love this song, this is the one I want to be our "first dance". As we turned the corner to see John standing on stage singing it live!! He is so down to earth and not to mention so many options and to be able to have live music played at your event, not to mention for traveling more than 2 hours to my event I'm not sure the cost for travel even covered his gas. Also, John was the MC for all of the events cake cutting, first dances etc...and it went so smooth thanks to his easy online questionnaires. I very highly recommend John Ross Music Productions to anyone lucky enough to snag him or his crew up! THANK YOU for making my wedding amazing. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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April
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
John Ross was such a pleasure to work with...not to mention incredibly talented! He played acoustic guitar prior to our ceremony and then with his band during the cocktail hour and so many of our guests commented on how some of his covers were better than the original artists. He worked so well with all our other vendors and everything at our wedding went so smoothly, that only a professional of his caliber could pull off. We highly recommend John Ross! We only wish our reception lasted longer to be able to enjoy his music more.
John Ross was such a pleasure to work with...not to mention incredibly talented! He played acoustic guitar prior to our Read more...
John Ross was such a pleasure to work with...not to mention incredibly talented! He played acoustic guitar prior to our ceremony and then with his band during the cocktail hour and so many of our guests commented on how some of his covers were better than the original artists. He worked so well with all our other vendors and everything at our wedding went so smoothly, that only a professional of his caliber could pull off. We highly recommend John Ross! We only wish our reception lasted longer to be able to enjoy his music more. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/22/2014
5.0/5.0
If you want everyone at your event to LOVE every moment of the music and entertainment, THIS is the band to have. John Ross played "All of Me" for our wedding reception and all I can say is WOW! Not only that, he also played solo guitar for our pre-ceremony music and played "Marry Me" during our wine drinking exchange (some people light candles, we drank wine and listened to John Ross play Marry Me). All of the members of the band were professional and we would highly recommend hiring them for any event. We loved having them at our event and can not Thank them all for helping make our Wedding day VERY special. Thank You.
If you want everyone at your event to LOVE every moment of the music and entertainment, THIS is the band to have. John Read more...
If you want everyone at your event to LOVE every moment of the music and entertainment, THIS is the band to have. John Ross played "All of Me" for our wedding reception and all I can say is WOW! Not only that, he also played solo guitar for our pre-ceremony music and played "Marry Me" during our wine drinking exchange (some people light candles, we drank wine and listened to John Ross play Marry Me). All of the members of the band were professional and we would highly recommend hiring them for any event. We loved having them at our event and can not Thank them all for helping make our Wedding day VERY special. Thank You. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Hilary
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
John was the only DJ we considered for our wedding and after meeting with him decided to book him the very next day. He was incredibly easy to work with and provided us with templates to choose our music and ideas for ceremony music. We are so happy that we choose John for our wedding, we still have guests telling us that he was one of the highlights of our wedding- all of our live music was beautiful and the reception flowed smoothly. It was so nice to leave all of the music and responsibilities to John and be able to focus on enjoying our day. We would highly recommend John to anyone looking to book a wedding DJ- he's the best!!
John was the only DJ we considered for our wedding and after meeting with him decided to book him the very next day. He Read more...
John was the only DJ we considered for our wedding and after meeting with him decided to book him the very next day. He was incredibly easy to work with and provided us with templates to choose our music and ideas for ceremony music. We are so happy that we choose John for our wedding, we still have guests telling us that he was one of the highlights of our wedding- all of our live music was beautiful and the reception flowed smoothly. It was so nice to leave all of the music and responsibilities to John and be able to focus on enjoying our day. We would highly recommend John to anyone looking to book a wedding DJ- he's the best!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Mara
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
I don't know what to say other than John was AWESOME!!! Live music was great. DJ music was great. John kept things moving and made our ceremony and reception run smoothly.
I don't know what to say other than John was AWESOME!!! Live music was great. DJ music was great. John kept things moving Read more...
I don't know what to say other than John was AWESOME!!! Live music was great. DJ music was great. John kept things moving and made our ceremony and reception run smoothly. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ
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Linda
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
No need to look any further! The violinist and Michael Blake were amazing. I highly recommend them. The vocals were beautiful and the violinist, wow!!! Everything ran so smoothly. I received many compliments from our guests on our selection of the DJ.
No need to look any further! The violinist and Michael Blake were amazing. I highly recommend them. The vocals were Read more...
No need to look any further! The violinist and Michael Blake were amazing. I highly recommend them. The vocals were beautiful and the violinist, wow!!! Everything ran so smoothly. I received many compliments from our guests on our selection of the DJ. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Tim
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
My wife and I could not have had a better experience with John Ross and his staff. From the initial meeting until after the wedding, the customer service has been outstanding. It made our day very easy and less stressful knowing that John was there and to take charge of our day. Tarah has always been very easy to work with and their communication has been outstanding. Thank you John and team for everything you did.
My wife and I could not have had a better experience with John Ross and his staff. From the initial meeting until after Read more...
My wife and I could not have had a better experience with John Ross and his staff. From the initial meeting until after the wedding, the customer service has been outstanding. It made our day very easy and less stressful knowing that John was there and to take charge of our day. Tarah has always been very easy to work with and their communication has been outstanding. Thank you John and team for everything you did. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Megan
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend John Ross Music! It was so nice to know we had a seasoned professional at our wedding. A couple days before our wedding, I was feeling a little overwhelmed and apologized that I hadn't given him much direction. He gave the best answer any bride could hear. He said, "I have done over 400 weddings. Don't worry, I have you covered." And he did!

The live music was fantastic, and it was very special to have live music for the first dance. And the dance floor was packed the entire time! John was incredibly easy to work with! I highly recommend him!
I would highly recommend John Ross Music! It was so nice to know we had a seasoned professional at our wedding. A couple Read more...
I would highly recommend John Ross Music! It was so nice to know we had a seasoned professional at our wedding. A couple days before our wedding, I was feeling a little overwhelmed and apologized that I hadn't given him much direction. He gave the best answer any bride could hear. He said, "I have done over 400 weddings. Don't worry, I have you covered." And he did!

The live music was fantastic, and it was very special to have live music for the first dance. And the dance floor was packed the entire time! John was incredibly easy to work with! I highly recommend him! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Shelby
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We loved meeting with John before the wedding and felt he did an amazing job exceeding our expectations!!!
We loved meeting with John before the wedding and felt he did an amazing job exceeding our expectations!!!
We loved meeting with John before the wedding and felt he did an amazing job exceeding our expectations!!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! We had so many compliments on our music during our ceremony and reception. John kept the event flowing nicely and was very professional.
Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! We had so many compliments on our music during our ceremony and reception. John kept the event Read more...
Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! We had so many compliments on our music during our ceremony and reception. John kept the event flowing nicely and was very professional. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Cheryl
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Nothing but positive things to say! Made my wedding very special!
Nothing but positive things to say! Made my wedding very special!
Nothing but positive things to say! Made my wedding very special! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Andrea
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
John Ross was the perfect musician and DJ for our wedding, in fact he was the only person we ever considered. He is so professional and fun at the same time, which is exactly what we needed. We knew that he would handle everything and we didn't have to worry about anything. He sang for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and first dance songs and then DJ'd for the rest of the night. We received so many compliments on how amazing he was, and we couldn't agree more. I will always be recommending him to people in the future!
John Ross was the perfect musician and DJ for our wedding, in fact he was the only person we ever considered. He is so Read more...
John Ross was the perfect musician and DJ for our wedding, in fact he was the only person we ever considered. He is so professional and fun at the same time, which is exactly what we needed. We knew that he would handle everything and we didn't have to worry about anything. He sang for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and first dance songs and then DJ'd for the rest of the night. We received so many compliments on how amazing he was, and we couldn't agree more. I will always be recommending him to people in the future! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jenny
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
John was responsive and helpful every time I contacted him leading up to our wedding. He was extremely flexible and professional when we wanted to reschedule our wedding reception due to the insane weather storm. He declared that he would do whatever was necessary to arrive at our wedding, but we decided to reschedule. Changing the event date was done without charging extra, which would have added even more stress to an already very anxious couple - we greatly appreciated his understanding and kindness. At the rescheduled reception, John arrived early, greeted me with a hug, and was genuinely excited to play the music. He combined live music and push-play, along with positive, energetic intervals where he guided our guests on what was happening next. Everyone enjoyed dancing, and the variety of music matched our tastes perfectly.

John is talented, friendly, and memorable - I highly recommend him!
John was responsive and helpful every time I contacted him leading up to our wedding. He was extremely flexible and Read more...
John was responsive and helpful every time I contacted him leading up to our wedding. He was extremely flexible and professional when we wanted to reschedule our wedding reception due to the insane weather storm. He declared that he would do whatever was necessary to arrive at our wedding, but we decided to reschedule. Changing the event date was done without charging extra, which would have added even more stress to an already very anxious couple - we greatly appreciated his understanding and kindness. At the rescheduled reception, John arrived early, greeted me with a hug, and was genuinely excited to play the music. He combined live music and push-play, along with positive, energetic intervals where he guided our guests on what was happening next. Everyone enjoyed dancing, and the variety of music matched our tastes perfectly.

John is talented, friendly, and memorable - I highly recommend him! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Spenser
Wedding:
1/24/2014
5.0/5.0
The only complaint was announcing us as the Fouts instead of the Brocks.
The only complaint was announcing us as the Fouts instead of the Brocks.
The only complaint was announcing us as the Fouts instead of the Brocks. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Sarah
Wedding:
1/24/2014
5.0/5.0
John was great. The night was great. The only complaint was introducing us as the Fouts instead of the Brocks.
John was great. The night was great. The only complaint was introducing us as the Fouts instead of the Brocks.
John was great. The night was great. The only complaint was introducing us as the Fouts instead of the Brocks. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
John Ross did an excellent job at our wedding. His live music was awesome for the ceremony and his DJ skills were awesome. He was easy to work with and truly wants the best for your wedding day. We had so many compliments from guests about how good he was. While he was setting up in the morning also, he would pop in and check on all is girls to tell us we looked beautiful, and that everything in the ballroom is looking good. It was a sweet gesture I thought. I would recommend him to any brides who are looking for either or both a live musician for your ceremony and/or a DJ for the reception. He did great. :)
John Ross did an excellent job at our wedding. His live music was awesome for the ceremony and his DJ skills were awesome. Read more...
John Ross did an excellent job at our wedding. His live music was awesome for the ceremony and his DJ skills were awesome. He was easy to work with and truly wants the best for your wedding day. We had so many compliments from guests about how good he was. While he was setting up in the morning also, he would pop in and check on all is girls to tell us we looked beautiful, and that everything in the ballroom is looking good. It was a sweet gesture I thought. I would recommend him to any brides who are looking for either or both a live musician for your ceremony and/or a DJ for the reception. He did great. :) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kayla K.
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
The first time I saw John Ross he was performing at a wedding show and I felt my heart sink, turned to my fiance and said, "Man, I really wish we could afford a DJ AND a live musician because he is amazing."

I walked up to his table to get some more information thinking maybe, just maaaybe, we could fit him into our budget. The wedding stars aligned on that day when I discovered that he does BOTH. A live musician and a DJ for one price? Um, yes!!! We booked him immediately.

Working with John was a true pleasure. He is amazingly talented, hilarious, and kept our dance floor full of people all night long.
The first time I saw John Ross he was performing at a wedding show and I felt my heart sink, turned to my fiance and said, Read more...
The first time I saw John Ross he was performing at a wedding show and I felt my heart sink, turned to my fiance and said, "Man, I really wish we could afford a DJ AND a live musician because he is amazing."

I walked up to his table to get some more information thinking maybe, just maaaybe, we could fit him into our budget. The wedding stars aligned on that day when I discovered that he does BOTH. A live musician and a DJ for one price? Um, yes!!! We booked him immediately.

Working with John was a true pleasure. He is amazingly talented, hilarious, and kept our dance floor full of people all night long. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Julia
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Oh my goodness, if you want people to dance at your wedding, you will hire John Ross! He made sure we had the best dance party anyone has ever been to! I have never seen anyone DJ a wedding and read a crowd as well as he did. Not to mention he's an incredibly talented musician who made our ceremony perfect with his guitar skills! John Ross was super helpful and responsive during the planning process and even learned and adapted the song that I had my heart set on to walk down the aisle to. He was amazing, and we couldn't have had our wedding without him!
Oh my goodness, if you want people to dance at your wedding, you will hire John Ross! He made sure we had the best dance Read more...
Oh my goodness, if you want people to dance at your wedding, you will hire John Ross! He made sure we had the best dance party anyone has ever been to! I have never seen anyone DJ a wedding and read a crowd as well as he did. Not to mention he's an incredibly talented musician who made our ceremony perfect with his guitar skills! John Ross was super helpful and responsive during the planning process and even learned and adapted the song that I had my heart set on to walk down the aisle to. He was amazing, and we couldn't have had our wedding without him! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Claire
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael Blake is one of the musician/DJs who works with John Ross Music and he was the one who actually performed at our wedding last month. From our first meeting with John and Michael we knew we had made the right choice. They were fun and easy going. They knew just the sort of vibe we wanted and made great suggestions. Michael even put up with my husband treating him as his own personal jukebox!

On the night of our wedding Michael performed beautifully during our ceremony and through the cocktail hour and as the dancing started he kept the beats coming. Everyone loved the music and we could not be happier with our choice. Having one company do both the ceremony and reception made things go very smoothly and they really know what they're doing. Not only was the music great but they also took care of the sound for our ceremony and the toasts. You can't go wrong with these guys!
Michael Blake is one of the musician/DJs who works with John Ross Music and he was the one who actually performed at our Read more...
Michael Blake is one of the musician/DJs who works with John Ross Music and he was the one who actually performed at our wedding last month. From our first meeting with John and Michael we knew we had made the right choice. They were fun and easy going. They knew just the sort of vibe we wanted and made great suggestions. Michael even put up with my husband treating him as his own personal jukebox!

On the night of our wedding Michael performed beautifully during our ceremony and through the cocktail hour and as the dancing started he kept the beats coming. Everyone loved the music and we could not be happier with our choice. Having one company do both the ceremony and reception made things go very smoothly and they really know what they're doing. Not only was the music great but they also took care of the sound for our ceremony and the toasts. You can't go wrong with these guys! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Alexandra
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired John to play music at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and to DJ our reception. I liked John the minute I met him! Not only is he approachable, funny and easy to work with, he is an absolute professional, who is excellent at what he does!

I have to also give John extra kudos for his flexibility and creativity on our wedding day. We were supposed to be married outdoors at our vineyard venue in Oregon's gorgeous Willamette Valley, but unfortunately, a freak storm (Oregon's largest in September in history) drove us all indoors and greatly changed the layout and rhythm of our day, causing everyone to have to improvise and adapt quickly!

Given the worst possible circumstances we could have imagined, John was a rockstar. From keeping our guests entertained during a cocktail "hour" that ran an hour late because we had to find an indoor location for our photos, to having to move the DJ equipment because we needed to break down tables to make a dance floor (it was originally supposed to be on an outdoor balcony), John kept the evening running seamlessly.

He also allowed my matron and maid of honor to dance around and sing with a microphone, which I found to be highly entertaining. Thank you, John!
We hired John to play music at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and to DJ our reception. I liked John the minute I Read more...
We hired John to play music at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and to DJ our reception. I liked John the minute I met him! Not only is he approachable, funny and easy to work with, he is an absolute professional, who is excellent at what he does!

I have to also give John extra kudos for his flexibility and creativity on our wedding day. We were supposed to be married outdoors at our vineyard venue in Oregon's gorgeous Willamette Valley, but unfortunately, a freak storm (Oregon's largest in September in history) drove us all indoors and greatly changed the layout and rhythm of our day, causing everyone to have to improvise and adapt quickly!

Given the worst possible circumstances we could have imagined, John was a rockstar. From keeping our guests entertained during a cocktail "hour" that ran an hour late because we had to find an indoor location for our photos, to having to move the DJ equipment because we needed to break down tables to make a dance floor (it was originally supposed to be on an outdoor balcony), John kept the evening running seamlessly.

He also allowed my matron and maid of honor to dance around and sing with a microphone, which I found to be highly entertaining. Thank you, John! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Ramon
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael was awesome, the live music definitely added a great component to the atmosphere.
Michael was awesome, the live music definitely added a great component to the atmosphere.
Michael was awesome, the live music definitely added a great component to the atmosphere. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
John Ross is AMAZING and hiring him was one of the best decisions that my husband I made during the wedding process. John was a one-man show at our wedding – he played live music at the ceremony, sang at cocktail hour, played us a song he learned for our first dance and then was our DJ for the night. I have been to my share of weddings and parties and I think that John is truly one of the best DJs ever! He is wonderfully talented, creative and a lot of fun. Our wedding felt like the perfect day and it was made even more complete by having him play such beautiful music and to DJ a really incredible party into the wee hours. John checked in throughout the night, remained unfazed and flexible in the schedule and was generally just a really a good sport. The fact that John kept so many of our guests engaged and dancing from 7pm until midnight was awesome and we were so happy that our party was fun for all. I had several guests (including a friend who DJs weddings) comment on how he was the best DJ they've ever seen and how they couldn't believe he played the ceremony, AND sang at cocktail hour AND learned a song for us AND was our emcee/DJ all night too! I would highly recommend hiring John for any special celebration – you will be guaranteed to have a truly fun party!
John Ross is AMAZING and hiring him was one of the best decisions that my husband I made during the wedding process. John Read more...
John Ross is AMAZING and hiring him was one of the best decisions that my husband I made during the wedding process. John was a one-man show at our wedding – he played live music at the ceremony, sang at cocktail hour, played us a song he learned for our first dance and then was our DJ for the night. I have been to my share of weddings and parties and I think that John is truly one of the best DJs ever! He is wonderfully talented, creative and a lot of fun. Our wedding felt like the perfect day and it was made even more complete by having him play such beautiful music and to DJ a really incredible party into the wee hours. John checked in throughout the night, remained unfazed and flexible in the schedule and was generally just a really a good sport. The fact that John kept so many of our guests engaged and dancing from 7pm until midnight was awesome and we were so happy that our party was fun for all. I had several guests (including a friend who DJs weddings) comment on how he was the best DJ they've ever seen and how they couldn't believe he played the ceremony, AND sang at cocktail hour AND learned a song for us AND was our emcee/DJ all night too! I would highly recommend hiring John for any special celebration – you will be guaranteed to have a truly fun party! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Jayme
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I agree that John was one of the best vendors we hired for our wedding. He was professional and great at communicating with us throughout the entire process and day of. Originally wasn't sure if I was going to hire a DJ at all but am so glad we did! His singing added a special touch that other vendors did not offer. I'd hire John again in a heartbeat.
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My husband and I agree that John was one of the best vendors we hired for our wedding. He was professional and great at communicating with us throughout the entire process and day of. Originally wasn't sure if I was going to hire a DJ at all but am so glad we did! His singing added a special touch that other vendors did not offer. I'd hire John again in a heartbeat. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
John Ross was the utmost professional to work with and better than that, he was really a good guy. We still remember going to interview John for our wedding and he sat with us, describe how he works and then played 5-6 songs for us right on the spot so we could hear him and know just exactly what what were paying for. He's funny, He's respectful, but most of all he's a darn good musician and very professional. All of our vendors knew each other and had worked together, so it was went off seamlessly. Thank you John Ross for making our day one the most incredible day ever.

If you are a couple seeking a musician/DJ .... look no further, John Ross music is your guy!
John Ross was the utmost professional to work with and better than that, he was really a good guy. We still remember going Read more...
John Ross was the utmost professional to work with and better than that, he was really a good guy. We still remember going to interview John for our wedding and he sat with us, describe how he works and then played 5-6 songs for us right on the spot so we could hear him and know just exactly what what were paying for. He's funny, He's respectful, but most of all he's a darn good musician and very professional. All of our vendors knew each other and had worked together, so it was went off seamlessly. Thank you John Ross for making our day one the most incredible day ever.

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Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Laura
Wedding:
8/2/2013
5.0/5.0
I am so grateful to have had John perform at my wedding! My guests could not express how wonderful he was and how much they loved the music. John was very professional, responsive and always listened to me. I have already had one of my friends book him for their wedding and have a couple others that are planning on as well. Thank you so much John!
I am so grateful to have had John perform at my wedding! My guests could not express how wonderful he was and how much Read more...
I am so grateful to have had John perform at my wedding! My guests could not express how wonderful he was and how much they loved the music. John was very professional, responsive and always listened to me. I have already had one of my friends book him for their wedding and have a couple others that are planning on as well. Thank you so much John! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Meike
Wedding:
7/29/2013
5.0/5.0
There are no words to thank John Ross enough for managing our wedding!
He went above and beyond and took on the role of a DJ, musician, MC, organizer and on top of that was just so fun to be around! He was very friendly, fun, on top of the game and flexible!
I got compliments from many for John and even my guests and family told me later on what a great guy they think he is. :)

He was new to the venue that we choose and I even hired the venues own Day-of coordinator, yet she was so busy that John took over most announcements, clueing people and keeping us on schedule. He choose just the right music in the right moment and added so much to our wedding!
We had two special requests that he managed easily and thus made our wedding very special to us! He organized my father an accordion and sang together with my sister in law for our first dance.

I can highly recommend John! He is a fantastic person and his live music added incredible character to our wedding. He just did it all and way better than anyone could have expected!
He gave our whole wedding so much live, love and laughter!

Thank you so much, John! You are the most certainly the best!
There are no words to thank John Ross enough for managing our wedding!
He went above and beyond and took on the role Read more...
There are no words to thank John Ross enough for managing our wedding!
He went above and beyond and took on the role of a DJ, musician, MC, organizer and on top of that was just so fun to be around! He was very friendly, fun, on top of the game and flexible!
I got compliments from many for John and even my guests and family told me later on what a great guy they think he is. :)

He was new to the venue that we choose and I even hired the venues own Day-of coordinator, yet she was so busy that John took over most announcements, clueing people and keeping us on schedule. He choose just the right music in the right moment and added so much to our wedding!
We had two special requests that he managed easily and thus made our wedding very special to us! He organized my father an accordion and sang together with my sister in law for our first dance.

I can highly recommend John! He is a fantastic person and his live music added incredible character to our wedding. He just did it all and way better than anyone could have expected!
He gave our whole wedding so much live, love and laughter!

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Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Mrs. Potter
Wedding:
7/28/2013
5.0/5.0
John has an amazing voice! He takes the time to get to know what you want and works hard to make everything work for your wedding. He learned a couple of new songs just for my ceremony. He also sent me a demo of the music he played during the ceremony, so I could have it at the rehearsal. He has such talent to make the music work with the ceremony and really make it beautiful! He was always willing to chat with me via email with any concerns I had and worked with my DJ regarding the sound set-up. Thanks John!
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John has an amazing voice! He takes the time to get to know what you want and works hard to make everything work for your wedding. He learned a couple of new songs just for my ceremony. He also sent me a demo of the music he played during the ceremony, so I could have it at the rehearsal. He has such talent to make the music work with the ceremony and really make it beautiful! He was always willing to chat with me via email with any concerns I had and worked with my DJ regarding the sound set-up. Thanks John! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Amy and Jefferson
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
John Ross was fantastic! My husband and I were very happy with the smooth processs of planning the music portion of our wedding day. John is very easy to talk to when it comes to expressing what you want for your big day. He's a wonderful live performer as well. We would gladly recommend John Ross and his services to anyone!
John Ross was fantastic! My husband and I were very happy with the smooth processs of planning the music portion of our Read more...
John Ross was fantastic! My husband and I were very happy with the smooth processs of planning the music portion of our wedding day. John is very easy to talk to when it comes to expressing what you want for your big day. He's a wonderful live performer as well. We would gladly recommend John Ross and his services to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kelly
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael Blake, with John Ross Music, provided the music for our wedding and wedding reception. As a musician myself (proffesional full time touring experience) I was very particular about who we chose. Michael Blake was a joy to work and plan with. He is proffesional, a very talented singer and musician and a super nice guy. My wife and I would absolutely recommend John Ross Music.
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Michael Blake, with John Ross Music, provided the music for our wedding and wedding reception. As a musician myself (proffesional full time touring experience) I was very particular about who we chose. Michael Blake was a joy to work and plan with. He is proffesional, a very talented singer and musician and a super nice guy. My wife and I would absolutely recommend John Ross Music. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Private User
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We can't recommend John highly enough! His services were exactly what we were looking for during our wedding. He was consistently friendly, incredibly easy to work with, and very well-versed in all our music options. We enjoyed his company and expertise leading up to and on the day of our wedding. If you don't choose John Ross for your event, you are missing out.
We can't recommend John highly enough! His services were exactly what we were looking for during our wedding. He was Read more...
We can't recommend John highly enough! His services were exactly what we were looking for during our wedding. He was consistently friendly, incredibly easy to work with, and very well-versed in all our music options. We enjoyed his company and expertise leading up to and on the day of our wedding. If you don't choose John Ross for your event, you are missing out. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Chris & Helen
Wedding:
7/9/2013
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough good things about John (we're just sorry it took almost a month to post this review!). We weren't sure what sort of music we wanted for our small family wedding at Silcox Hut on Mt. Hood. But when we met John we instantly knew we'd found it. We were torn between live music and DJ but because of the location, and to keep thing simple we thought we'd have to choose one. Not so! It was a delight when we met John and heard him sing and chatted with him about his approach. John and his office were awesome to work with and very open to our last minute changes and dealt easily with the logistics of getting up (and down) the mountain on the day. Throughout the day John was entertaining, extremely personable, and a lot of fun. He has a great voice and guitar skills and we still get shivers thinking of his rendition of Hallelujah during the ceremony. He also learned our first dance choice (Lantern) and would have happily learned more if we had asked but his live song list was already spot on for us and of course he has a huge library to play from. We highly recommend meeting with John no matter how small or large your wedding (or party) is. Even though ours was an intimate gathering, it was clear he has the personality, voice and DJ skills for any occasion. Thank you John! P.S. we need to send you a few photos :)
We can't say enough good things about John (we're just sorry it took almost a month to post this review!). We weren't sure Read more...
We can't say enough good things about John (we're just sorry it took almost a month to post this review!). We weren't sure what sort of music we wanted for our small family wedding at Silcox Hut on Mt. Hood. But when we met John we instantly knew we'd found it. We were torn between live music and DJ but because of the location, and to keep thing simple we thought we'd have to choose one. Not so! It was a delight when we met John and heard him sing and chatted with him about his approach. John and his office were awesome to work with and very open to our last minute changes and dealt easily with the logistics of getting up (and down) the mountain on the day. Throughout the day John was entertaining, extremely personable, and a lot of fun. He has a great voice and guitar skills and we still get shivers thinking of his rendition of Hallelujah during the ceremony. He also learned our first dance choice (Lantern) and would have happily learned more if we had asked but his live song list was already spot on for us and of course he has a huge library to play from. We highly recommend meeting with John no matter how small or large your wedding (or party) is. Even though ours was an intimate gathering, it was clear he has the personality, voice and DJ skills for any occasion. Thank you John! P.S. we need to send you a few photos :) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Katie
Wedding:
7/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Hiring John Ross was the best decision I made for our wedding!! He really made it come together! So worth the money! I recommend them a million times over! My family doesn't really dance and John Ross just made the atmosphere so fun that people just let loose and danced and had a good time. Everyone said our wedding was the most fun they have ever had! If you are having any type of event you MUST hire John Ross Music Productions!! Very professional, super FUN, amazingly talented! Everything flowed sooo nicely. No awkward gaps or boring silence. Thank you John Ross for making our wedding such a success!!
Hiring John Ross was the best decision I made for our wedding!! He really made it come together! So worth the money! I Read more...
Hiring John Ross was the best decision I made for our wedding!! He really made it come together! So worth the money! I recommend them a million times over! My family doesn't really dance and John Ross just made the atmosphere so fun that people just let loose and danced and had a good time. Everyone said our wedding was the most fun they have ever had! If you are having any type of event you MUST hire John Ross Music Productions!! Very professional, super FUN, amazingly talented! Everything flowed sooo nicely. No awkward gaps or boring silence. Thank you John Ross for making our wedding such a success!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Justin
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We started working with John and his team back in January. With a destination wedding to plan, John and Michael Blake helped to keep things as simple and easy to set up as possible. We worked through the ceremony setup, what they would provide and did some fine tuning based on the small size of our party. Michaels list of music had almost everything we wanted except for the Bride/Groom dance, and when we asked if he could play/learn "You and Me" by Dave Mathews, he said no problem! I can't say enough howgreat it was, and how much all of our guests were impressed by Michael. He played differant entrances for all of the wedding party, the bride, as well as our exit. The guests and staff at Skamania loved his work at the cocktail hour as well as we recieved complements the next day from strangers who saw and heard ceremony and cocktail hour. The ceremony and speeches were all taped and sound great, something you don't think about at the time, but will be great to have in the years to come! Michael then DJ'd a fantastic reception into the late hours of the night, and was accomadating to requests throughout, even if it was the 3rd or 4th time for a song, lol. Can't say enough how easy it was to work with John and Michael, and how absolutly fantastic everything turned out. I watched the ceremony again this weekend and got chills as it showed my wife and i walking off to Michael playing Everlong, it was AWESOME!
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We started working with John and his team back in January. With a destination wedding to plan, John and Michael Blake helped to keep things as simple and easy to set up as possible. We worked through the ceremony setup, what they would provide and did some fine tuning based on the small size of our party. Michaels list of music had almost everything we wanted except for the Bride/Groom dance, and when we asked if he could play/learn "You and Me" by Dave Mathews, he said no problem! I can't say enough howgreat it was, and how much all of our guests were impressed by Michael. He played differant entrances for all of the wedding party, the bride, as well as our exit. The guests and staff at Skamania loved his work at the cocktail hour as well as we recieved complements the next day from strangers who saw and heard ceremony and cocktail hour. The ceremony and speeches were all taped and sound great, something you don't think about at the time, but will be great to have in the years to come! Michael then DJ'd a fantastic reception into the late hours of the night, and was accomadating to requests throughout, even if it was the 3rd or 4th time for a song, lol. Can't say enough how easy it was to work with John and Michael, and how absolutly fantastic everything turned out. I watched the ceremony again this weekend and got chills as it showed my wife and i walking off to Michael playing Everlong, it was AWESOME! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Amber
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired John to perform live during our wedding ceremony and DJ our reception. Let us tell you, we couldn't have made a better choice! John was amazing at every point from our initial conversations to saying our good-byes after the reception was over. He offered suggestions, and really was tuned to what we wanted for our big day. His voice was incredible, and many of our guests complimented his singing during the ceremony. We included quite a few personal and unique touches throughout the day, including a "kissing game" during the reception. John did a fantastic job interacting with our guests and definitely made it a memorable night full of laughter for everyone! Over a week later, we are still having guests compliment us on how fantastic the DJ was! We HIGHLY recommend John Ross Music Production for any of your musical and DJ needs. Thank you John, for helping make our day perfect!
- Amber and Frank Rysavy
We hired John to perform live during our wedding ceremony and DJ our reception. Let us tell you, we couldn't have made a Read more...
We hired John to perform live during our wedding ceremony and DJ our reception. Let us tell you, we couldn't have made a better choice! John was amazing at every point from our initial conversations to saying our good-byes after the reception was over. He offered suggestions, and really was tuned to what we wanted for our big day. His voice was incredible, and many of our guests complimented his singing during the ceremony. We included quite a few personal and unique touches throughout the day, including a "kissing game" during the reception. John did a fantastic job interacting with our guests and definitely made it a memorable night full of laughter for everyone! Over a week later, we are still having guests compliment us on how fantastic the DJ was! We HIGHLY recommend John Ross Music Production for any of your musical and DJ needs. Thank you John, for helping make our day perfect!
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Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Rob
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
John Ross is an incredible individual to work with. He is the type of guy that ten to twenty years from now Sarah and I will look back and say, "wow" we had John Ross play at our wedding! Not only is John an amazing musician that offers incredible value he is also very flexible. In that, he has several individuals that work with him that can play everything from violin to piano, to his personal three piece band. He is also very professional and helps keep everything in control (especially the Moms!) Altogether, John made the whole process work seamlessly and we give him the highest recommendation.

- Rob and Sarah Boren
John Ross is an incredible individual to work with. He is the type of guy that ten to twenty years from now Sarah and I Read more...
John Ross is an incredible individual to work with. He is the type of guy that ten to twenty years from now Sarah and I will look back and say, "wow" we had John Ross play at our wedding! Not only is John an amazing musician that offers incredible value he is also very flexible. In that, he has several individuals that work with him that can play everything from violin to piano, to his personal three piece band. He is also very professional and helps keep everything in control (especially the Moms!) Altogether, John made the whole process work seamlessly and we give him the highest recommendation.

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Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We were lucky to have John handle our music needs for our wedding last June. One of our other vendors had actually recommended John after having worked with him in the past (and John also DJ'ing at their wedding), and he was simply amazing! He is a singer, DJ, and a great facilitator and played a huge role in making our wedding a success. Throughout the planning process, I worked with both Amanda, the assistant, and John, and they were both super responsive and very helpful in my music selection, etc. A month later, we're still receiving compliments about having John as a DJ and would recommend to any couple planning for their perfect wedding!
We were lucky to have John handle our music needs for our wedding last June. One of our other vendors had actually Read more...
We were lucky to have John handle our music needs for our wedding last June. One of our other vendors had actually recommended John after having worked with him in the past (and John also DJ'ing at their wedding), and he was simply amazing! He is a singer, DJ, and a great facilitator and played a huge role in making our wedding a success. Throughout the planning process, I worked with both Amanda, the assistant, and John, and they were both super responsive and very helpful in my music selection, etc. A month later, we're still receiving compliments about having John as a DJ and would recommend to any couple planning for their perfect wedding! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Caitlin
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
It was delightful to work with John Ross! We hired Michael Blake as our ceremony musician and DJ. The music he played on the guitar during the ceremony and cocktail hour was absolutely perfect. As a DJ he played a perfect mix of songs we requested and had a great sense of what would get people dancing. The dance floor was packed through the very last song. His personality and demeanor was laid-back and very professional. I would recommend him wholeheartedly!
It was delightful to work with John Ross! We hired Michael Blake as our ceremony musician and DJ. The music he played on Read more...
It was delightful to work with John Ross! We hired Michael Blake as our ceremony musician and DJ. The music he played on the guitar during the ceremony and cocktail hour was absolutely perfect. As a DJ he played a perfect mix of songs we requested and had a great sense of what would get people dancing. The dance floor was packed through the very last song. His personality and demeanor was laid-back and very professional. I would recommend him wholeheartedly! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Holly
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
John Ross was a pleasure to work with! Selecting the music for the ceremony and reception was one of the most difficult tasks for me because I have very specific taste in music. I really appreciated the fact that John supported all levels of involvement. He offered excellent suggestions and also let us customize our experience as much as we wanted. In the end, we elected to have John play live with a violinist for the ceremony and also serve as the DJ for the reception. All aspects of the evening were planned out ahead of time thanks to John’s pro-activeness. The evening progressed according to plan without any hiccups. I highly recommend John for both a live musician and DJ!
John Ross was a pleasure to work with! Selecting the music for the ceremony and reception was one of the most difficult Read more...
John Ross was a pleasure to work with! Selecting the music for the ceremony and reception was one of the most difficult tasks for me because I have very specific taste in music. I really appreciated the fact that John supported all levels of involvement. He offered excellent suggestions and also let us customize our experience as much as we wanted. In the end, we elected to have John play live with a violinist for the ceremony and also serve as the DJ for the reception. All aspects of the evening were planned out ahead of time thanks to John’s pro-activeness. The evening progressed according to plan without any hiccups. I highly recommend John for both a live musician and DJ! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Emmy
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
John helped to make our wedding day so incredibly special. He was professional, fun, easy to work with and very talented. We would refer anyone to him for any event! He really exceeded our expectations ~ We are so grateful for his services.
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John helped to make our wedding day so incredibly special. He was professional, fun, easy to work with and very talented. Read more...
John helped to make our wedding day so incredibly special. He was professional, fun, easy to work with and very talented. We would refer anyone to him for any event! He really exceeded our expectations ~ We are so grateful for his services.
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Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Nikki
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
John Ross (himself) played live guitar for our ceremony and cocktail hour and then was our DJ/master of ceremonies for the reception. John is freaking awesome! He is super chill and nice that you feel more like friends when you meet him. He was very flexible and accommodating to our music requests (we had a lot, and very specific ones). He even offered to learn new songs to perform at our ceremony which we very much appreciated. His sense of humor, amazing talent, and experience kept the party alive at our wedding. I had so many guests comment to us on how awesome our DJ was and how our wedding was the most fun wedding they had ever been too, which I think is in large part to John and the music.
John Ross (himself) played live guitar for our ceremony and cocktail hour and then was our DJ/master of ceremonies for the Read more...
John Ross (himself) played live guitar for our ceremony and cocktail hour and then was our DJ/master of ceremonies for the reception. John is freaking awesome! He is super chill and nice that you feel more like friends when you meet him. He was very flexible and accommodating to our music requests (we had a lot, and very specific ones). He even offered to learn new songs to perform at our ceremony which we very much appreciated. His sense of humor, amazing talent, and experience kept the party alive at our wedding. I had so many guests comment to us on how awesome our DJ was and how our wedding was the most fun wedding they had ever been too, which I think is in large part to John and the music. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Christine
Wedding:
9/20/2012
5.0/5.0
John kept the party going. He rolled with all the punches of the entire day. Anything we asked for or changed last minute he went with, very flexible plus he has a amazing voice. So glad that I found him. I would highly recommend him to anyone getting married.
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John kept the party going. He rolled with all the punches of the entire day. Anything we asked for or changed last minute he went with, very flexible plus he has a amazing voice. So glad that I found him. I would highly recommend him to anyone getting married. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
John Ross himself provided the ceremony music (live), cocktail hour music (live), dinner music (DJ), performed the first dance song live, and was the dance DJ.

All of my guests were very impressed, and I loved the fact that John is willing to learn any song & perform it. It was really important for us to have good music, and John's acoustic style is what we were looking for.

Not only was the live music great, but our dance floor was absolutely packed. John is great at reading the energy of the guests and we all danced our tails off!
John Ross himself provided the ceremony music (live), cocktail hour music (live), dinner music (DJ), performed the first Read more...
John Ross himself provided the ceremony music (live), cocktail hour music (live), dinner music (DJ), performed the first dance song live, and was the dance DJ.

All of my guests were very impressed, and I loved the fact that John is willing to learn any song & perform it. It was really important for us to have good music, and John's acoustic style is what we were looking for.

Not only was the live music great, but our dance floor was absolutely packed. John is great at reading the energy of the guests and we all danced our tails off! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ
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katie
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Easy to work with and helped make our day perfect for us. Great! We had them do live music too and it was so amazing!
Easy to work with and helped make our day perfect for us. Great! We had them do live music too and it was so amazing!
Easy to work with and helped make our day perfect for us. Great! We had them do live music too and it was so amazing! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lindsay
Wedding:
8/17/2012
5.0/5.0
I booked John Ross about a year before my actual wedding date. I really liked how you can view his music on his website of him singing. That really gave me the sense of what kind of sound he has and music he sings. I paid John before I even meet him, that’s how confident I was in having him be my DJ at my reception. We meet about a month or two before the wedding, and I gave him a list of sings so that he could get a sense of what kind of music we like. I highly suggest that all brides do this. I also included a must play list, (first dance, last song, garter toss, bouquet toss, etc.) as well as a do not play list. The number one think I liked most about John Ross is that he is not just a DJ he also does live singing and acoustic guitar. He played love that the ceremony and then live again at the cocktail hour. Once the ceremony got start is when he DJ’ed. Many people told me they couldn’t believe he did both. That was the number one reason why I went with John Ross. John Ross is a totally and completely chill person. He is laid back but professional at the same time. He makes you feel as though you are friends rather than his client. I really enjoyed working with him. I have also already recommended you to some of my friends who are getting married next summer.
I booked John Ross about a year before my actual wedding date. I really liked how you can view his music on his website of Read more...
I booked John Ross about a year before my actual wedding date. I really liked how you can view his music on his website of him singing. That really gave me the sense of what kind of sound he has and music he sings. I paid John before I even meet him, that’s how confident I was in having him be my DJ at my reception. We meet about a month or two before the wedding, and I gave him a list of sings so that he could get a sense of what kind of music we like. I highly suggest that all brides do this. I also included a must play list, (first dance, last song, garter toss, bouquet toss, etc.) as well as a do not play list. The number one think I liked most about John Ross is that he is not just a DJ he also does live singing and acoustic guitar. He played love that the ceremony and then live again at the cocktail hour. Once the ceremony got start is when he DJ’ed. Many people told me they couldn’t believe he did both. That was the number one reason why I went with John Ross. John Ross is a totally and completely chill person. He is laid back but professional at the same time. He makes you feel as though you are friends rather than his client. I really enjoyed working with him. I have also already recommended you to some of my friends who are getting married next summer. Read less
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Courtney-Amber
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
John was AMAZING!! We still have guests telling us how much they enjoyed him and his music. We loved working with John. He made me feel comfortable from the very first meeting. And I knew, that whatever music choices we made, he would work with us. He made our ceremony beautiful with his vocals and made our reception fun with his banter. I would recommend John to anyone! I wish we could afford to have him at EVERY party!!
John was AMAZING!! We still have guests telling us how much they enjoyed him and his music. We loved working with John. He Read more...
John was AMAZING!! We still have guests telling us how much they enjoyed him and his music. We loved working with John. He made me feel comfortable from the very first meeting. And I knew, that whatever music choices we made, he would work with us. He made our ceremony beautiful with his vocals and made our reception fun with his banter. I would recommend John to anyone! I wish we could afford to have him at EVERY party!! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/1/2011
5.0/5.0
DJ's are so important for the flow and overall feeling of a wedding. And let me tell you....John Ross is AMAZING!!! This guy can do it all! He played the guitar as I walked down the aisle, sang during our reception and kept EVERYONE on the dance floor ALL night. The whole night was so much fun! We could not have asked for a more perfect DJ. John Ross Rocks and you would be a fool not to book him for your special day!
DJ's are so important for the flow and overall feeling of a wedding. And let me tell you....John Ross is AMAZING!!! This Read more...
DJ's are so important for the flow and overall feeling of a wedding. And let me tell you....John Ross is AMAZING!!! This guy can do it all! He played the guitar as I walked down the aisle, sang during our reception and kept EVERYONE on the dance floor ALL night. The whole night was so much fun! We could not have asked for a more perfect DJ. John Ross Rocks and you would be a fool not to book him for your special day! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/2/2008
5.0/5.0
John was AMAZING! He played live music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and our first dance and DJ'd the rest of the reception. He was super easy going and flexible. We found him by chance when our first music guy bailed on us, and felt so lucky to get someone so great on pretty short notice! He was even better than the first musician we had aranged. John was so perfect, great music taste and we just asked him to go with it for the cocktail hour, he played a lot of covers and some originals. We got more compliments on his music than on anything else on our wedding day! He even learned 3 new songs to play for us (processiona, recessional, and first dance).
John was AMAZING! He played live music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and our first dance and DJ'd the rest of the Read more...
John was AMAZING! He played live music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and our first dance and DJ'd the rest of the reception. He was super easy going and flexible. We found him by chance when our first music guy bailed on us, and felt so lucky to get someone so great on pretty short notice! He was even better than the first musician we had aranged. John was so perfect, great music taste and we just asked him to go with it for the cocktail hour, he played a lot of covers and some originals. We got more compliments on his music than on anything else on our wedding day! He even learned 3 new songs to play for us (processiona, recessional, and first dance). Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
I would recommend John to any of my friends or anyone looking for a DJ/Musician for a wedding. My fiance and I were both worried about the DJ and finding someone that would do a good job, John was amazing. If we would've known how great he was we wouldn't have stressed about the DJ at all. He was great to work with, had a good timeline set so we knew what we had to have for him and when he needed it, and on the day of the event he was great. He was always really calm and did an amazing job keeping everything moving and also working with our coordinator. He also has an amazing voice so if you have something you would like him to play live go for it because he will do a great job. His fee was a little higher than some of the alternatives but it was well worth it. He was very professional and clearly had a lot of experience and knew what he was doing.
I would recommend John to any of my friends or anyone looking for a DJ/Musician for a wedding. My fiance and I were both Read more...
I would recommend John to any of my friends or anyone looking for a DJ/Musician for a wedding. My fiance and I were both worried about the DJ and finding someone that would do a good job, John was amazing. If we would've known how great he was we wouldn't have stressed about the DJ at all. He was great to work with, had a good timeline set so we knew what we had to have for him and when he needed it, and on the day of the event he was great. He was always really calm and did an amazing job keeping everything moving and also working with our coordinator. He also has an amazing voice so if you have something you would like him to play live go for it because he will do a great job. His fee was a little higher than some of the alternatives but it was well worth it. He was very professional and clearly had a lot of experience and knew what he was doing. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Cynthia
Wedding:
7/13/2013
4.8/5.0
The company itself, John Ross Music & Production, held itself to high standards. The initial meeting focuses upon the wants of the bride/groom and how the company can best fit the needs and wants. Contracts are detailed and outline the specifics in a user friendly format. There is continual follow up by the assistants to check in with questions, preferences, and to provide resources. The musician that we had, Michael Blake, has a phenomenal voice - clear, coffeehouse-esque, and vibrant. It is mellow yet soulful. His renditions of popular songs are perfect for a wedding. We had him create a custom processional bit using Justin Timberlake and Colbie Calliet excerpts (preformed live) which produced a one-of-a-kind sound. They are willing to work with you to create the perfect presentation for your wedding (or other event).
The company itself, John Ross Music & Production, held itself to high standards. The initial meeting focuses upon the Read more...
The company itself, John Ross Music & Production, held itself to high standards. The initial meeting focuses upon the wants of the bride/groom and how the company can best fit the needs and wants. Contracts are detailed and outline the specifics in a user friendly format. There is continual follow up by the assistants to check in with questions, preferences, and to provide resources. The musician that we had, Michael Blake, has a phenomenal voice - clear, coffeehouse-esque, and vibrant. It is mellow yet soulful. His renditions of popular songs are perfect for a wedding. We had him create a custom processional bit using Justin Timberlake and Colbie Calliet excerpts (preformed live) which produced a one-of-a-kind sound. They are willing to work with you to create the perfect presentation for your wedding (or other event). Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/11/2013
4.8/5.0
John Ross was AMAZING for our wedding! I mean, it is pretty rare to find a talented musician to play live guitar (any song you desire) for your ceremony, first dance, etc, be an outstanding DJ for dancing and be as personal/friendly and professional as John. The website was easy to maneuver and had a great representation of all his music and soundtracks of his vocals. I made him learn THREE new songs to perform for my processional/recessional and first dance and he pulled it off perfectly. His fun and entertaining personality also made him a priceless MC throughout the entire event. Would HIGHLY recommend his or his team's services for all of your wedding/event needs! :)
John Ross was AMAZING for our wedding! I mean, it is pretty rare to find a talented musician to play live guitar (any song Read more...
John Ross was AMAZING for our wedding! I mean, it is pretty rare to find a talented musician to play live guitar (any song you desire) for your ceremony, first dance, etc, be an outstanding DJ for dancing and be as personal/friendly and professional as John. The website was easy to maneuver and had a great representation of all his music and soundtracks of his vocals. I made him learn THREE new songs to perform for my processional/recessional and first dance and he pulled it off perfectly. His fun and entertaining personality also made him a priceless MC throughout the entire event. Would HIGHLY recommend his or his team's services for all of your wedding/event needs! :) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kara
Wedding:
5/5/2012
4.8/5.0
Excellent experience. He was able to do live as well as recorded music. He was flexible and easy to work with. I would recommend him to a friend and will use him in the future for parties!
Excellent experience. He was able to do live as well as recorded music. He was flexible and easy to work with. I would Read more...
Excellent experience. He was able to do live as well as recorded music. He was flexible and easy to work with. I would recommend him to a friend and will use him in the future for parties! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Tiffanie
Wedding:
11/12/2011
4.8/5.0
John entertained our guests from the beginning to end. I hired him almost instantly when I heard him play Dave Matthews!
John entertained our guests from the beginning to end. I hired him almost instantly when I heard him play Dave Matthews!
John entertained our guests from the beginning to end. I hired him almost instantly when I heard him play Dave Matthews! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ,
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.5/5.0
Great choice for reception music! Excellent live musician as well!
Great choice for reception music! Excellent live musician as well!
Great choice for reception music! Excellent live musician as well! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kathleen
Wedding:
7/5/2014
4.4/5.0
When planning a wedding and at the reception you want people to have a good time and dance . When people started to dance the music was perfect and our guests were having a blast, Michael kept playing music that suited our guests and the vibe at that time.

The ceremony live music he played and the cocktail hour was perfect - many guests complimented his voice and the songs he knew how to play. We loved that he knew the older songs and the popular songs out today. His voice gives an old soul feel to the music he plays, which we think is perfect for a wedding.
When planning a wedding and at the reception you want people to have a good time and dance . When people started to dance Read more...
When planning a wedding and at the reception you want people to have a good time and dance . When people started to dance the music was perfect and our guests were having a blast, Michael kept playing music that suited our guests and the vibe at that time.

The ceremony live music he played and the cocktail hour was perfect - many guests complimented his voice and the songs he knew how to play. We loved that he knew the older songs and the popular songs out today. His voice gives an old soul feel to the music he plays, which we think is perfect for a wedding. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ

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