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Lake DJ

South Lake Tahoe , CA
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South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158 US (map)

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530-577-3414

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LakeDJ provides a DJ, and Master of Ceremonies Service based in Lake Tahoe. We also use Lake Tahoe’s premier sound system, with Bose, Denon, Dell and Shure professional equipment.
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LakeDJ provides a DJ, and Master of Ceremonies Service based in Lake Tahoe. We also use Lake Tahoe’s premier sound system, with Bose, Denon, Dell and Shure professional equipment.
Lake DJ now also offers “Emulator – The Future of DJing.” Emulator is the worlds first and only transparent, touch sensitive, DJ screen. It is a 42 inch, SEE THROUGH DJ screen, which controls the Volume, Play, Cue and many more DJ functions. There are less that 20 in the USA. Below is a link to the manufactures YouTube video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muW2MDMKHUc
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We ask our clients to provide both "Play" and "Don't Play" Lists, to insure your choice of music is played at your event. Over 3.5 million tracks are available and we carry over 20,500 titles to every event.
We also have an additional sound system for ceremony music and Minister's wireless microphone.
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What music genres do you specialize in?
Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock, Top 40
What services do you offer?
Consultation, Do-Not-Play List, Karaoke, Liability Insurance, MC
What additional equipment do you offer?
Microphones, Photobooth, Sound/PA System, Uplighting

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We couldn't be happier with Lake DJ! Everything was perfect for our big day! The photobooth was a HUGE hit with our guests. Derek was very helpful in finding background music for my Grandfather to sing a Frank Sinatra song to as our last dance as well. Oh! And the Emulator transparent DJ screen was mind blowing!
We couldn't be happier with Lake DJ! Everything was perfect for our big day! The photobooth was a HUGE hit with our Read more...
We couldn't be happier with Lake DJ! Everything was perfect for our big day! The photobooth was a HUGE hit with our guests. Derek was very helpful in finding background music for my Grandfather to sing a Frank Sinatra song to as our last dance as well. Oh! And the Emulator transparent DJ screen was mind blowing! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Allison
Wedding:
3/12/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were so happy with hiring Lake DJ for our wedding. Derek is absolutely amazing and isn't just a great DJ! Right after the ceremony he came over to us, congratulated us and asked if he could grab us a drink from the bar, which was much appreciated. He was an excellent MC and made sure we stayed on track with the night's timeline. His music selection was perfect the whole night and he kept people dancing. We also added the photo booth to our package which was a great decision. They had tons of props and at the end of the night we were handed a thumb drive and a photo album with all the pictures and some very cute touches by his wife with stickers and sayings. We also got 2 CDs with the songs from the ceremony, our first dance and some others key songs from the night! Derek was so easy to work with and hiring him was one of the best choices we made. You will not regret having Lake DJ at your wedding!
My husband and I were so happy with hiring Lake DJ for our wedding. Derek is absolutely amazing and isn't just a great DJ! Read more...
My husband and I were so happy with hiring Lake DJ for our wedding. Derek is absolutely amazing and isn't just a great DJ! Right after the ceremony he came over to us, congratulated us and asked if he could grab us a drink from the bar, which was much appreciated. He was an excellent MC and made sure we stayed on track with the night's timeline. His music selection was perfect the whole night and he kept people dancing. We also added the photo booth to our package which was a great decision. They had tons of props and at the end of the night we were handed a thumb drive and a photo album with all the pictures and some very cute touches by his wife with stickers and sayings. We also got 2 CDs with the songs from the ceremony, our first dance and some others key songs from the night! Derek was so easy to work with and hiring him was one of the best choices we made. You will not regret having Lake DJ at your wedding! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
2/21/2016
5.0/5.0
Derek should be your choice for DJ at your wedding. His professionalism and level of service were so far beyond what we had hoped that it blew us away. We had been having a horrible time with our other vendors, and were at the point of just eloping if anything else went wrong prior to meeting with the DJ. Communication was effortless, and felt so from the very first meeting, where our half hour discussion extended to two hours before anyone realized it. At the wedding, he played all our varied songs in a flowing manner, worked in requests from our wedding guests, kept the party on schedule to hit all our activities, and even helped the bride sneak in a bagpiper to surprise the groom! All the guests loved him, and have discussed using him for their future weddings. Derek was really able to keep the focus on the wedding couple, without leaving anyone out of the party. At the end, we were given a mix of all the songs played at the ceremony and reception in order, for us to enjoy and relive the moments. His wife was even one of our photographers. Derek was the best choice we made with the event!
Derek should be your choice for DJ at your wedding. His professionalism and level of service were so far beyond what we Read more...
Derek should be your choice for DJ at your wedding. His professionalism and level of service were so far beyond what we had hoped that it blew us away. We had been having a horrible time with our other vendors, and were at the point of just eloping if anything else went wrong prior to meeting with the DJ. Communication was effortless, and felt so from the very first meeting, where our half hour discussion extended to two hours before anyone realized it. At the wedding, he played all our varied songs in a flowing manner, worked in requests from our wedding guests, kept the party on schedule to hit all our activities, and even helped the bride sneak in a bagpiper to surprise the groom! All the guests loved him, and have discussed using him for their future weddings. Derek was really able to keep the focus on the wedding couple, without leaving anyone out of the party. At the end, we were given a mix of all the songs played at the ceremony and reception in order, for us to enjoy and relive the moments. His wife was even one of our photographers. Derek was the best choice we made with the event! Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
10/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Derek Tarpey of Lake DJ served as MC and DJ at our daughter’s recent wedding at the West Shore Cafe & Inn. Derek was amazing!!! Our wedding planner was thrilled to hear he was doing the sound system for the ceremony and reception, telling us “he’s the best.” Every positive thing other reviewers have commented on was true for us, too. His demeanor was casually elegant and dynamic, never corny or overwhelming. He ran the entire reception with confidence and sensitivity to the energy of our guests. The music he chose reflected our daughter and son-in-law’s expressed preferences, and he magically paced the evening so that the dance floor was filled from start to finish! Most of all, his solicitous care for the comfort and joy of the bride and groom was truly a blessing. We are beyond grateful to Derek and his assistant for making the wedding a wonderful experience for all!
Derek Tarpey of Lake DJ served as MC and DJ at our daughter’s recent wedding at the West Shore Cafe & Inn. Derek was Read more...
Derek Tarpey of Lake DJ served as MC and DJ at our daughter’s recent wedding at the West Shore Cafe & Inn. Derek was amazing!!! Our wedding planner was thrilled to hear he was doing the sound system for the ceremony and reception, telling us “he’s the best.” Every positive thing other reviewers have commented on was true for us, too. His demeanor was casually elegant and dynamic, never corny or overwhelming. He ran the entire reception with confidence and sensitivity to the energy of our guests. The music he chose reflected our daughter and son-in-law’s expressed preferences, and he magically paced the evening so that the dance floor was filled from start to finish! Most of all, his solicitous care for the comfort and joy of the bride and groom was truly a blessing. We are beyond grateful to Derek and his assistant for making the wedding a wonderful experience for all! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
8/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Derek was seriously the best! He was really fun to work with! He basically took care of running the entire wedding, which was very relaxing for us! He was very flexible and was happy to make any changes as the night went on. He kept the party going when necessary but didn't talk too much. He really made the night special for us and even gave us CDs of our wedding songs at the end of the night.
I highly recommend Derek to anyone looking for a DJ for their wedding because he is a great master of ceremony and DJ!
Derek was seriously the best! He was really fun to work with! He basically took care of running the entire wedding, which Read more...
Derek was seriously the best! He was really fun to work with! He basically took care of running the entire wedding, which was very relaxing for us! He was very flexible and was happy to make any changes as the night went on. He kept the party going when necessary but didn't talk too much. He really made the night special for us and even gave us CDs of our wedding songs at the end of the night.
I highly recommend Derek to anyone looking for a DJ for their wedding because he is a great master of ceremony and DJ! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The BEST! He pretty much ran our entire wedding since our coordinator was seriously lacking. He didn't care about last minute changes and was always very responsive and helpful. He and his wife were so nice, fun and made the wedding amazing! He even asked me if it was OK to play certain artists I originally said no to but people kept requesting before playing them! He didn't talk too much but just enough to keep the flow of the wedding going. He books up crazy fast so contact him ASAP!
The BEST! He pretty much ran our entire wedding since our coordinator was seriously lacking. He didn't care about last Read more...
The BEST! He pretty much ran our entire wedding since our coordinator was seriously lacking. He didn't care about last minute changes and was always very responsive and helpful. He and his wife were so nice, fun and made the wedding amazing! He even asked me if it was OK to play certain artists I originally said no to but people kept requesting before playing them! He didn't talk too much but just enough to keep the flow of the wedding going. He books up crazy fast so contact him ASAP! Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
3/14/2015
5.0/5.0
We had no fewer than 50 people come up to us during and after our wedding and tell us that our DJ and photobooth were the best that they had ever seen at a wedding. Derek and Vicki from Lake DJ provided both of those services for our wedding. Every single part of the interaction with Derek leading up to our wedding day was wonderful and he never made me feel stupid or ridiculous for asking millions of questions along the way. When I asked him if he had a pin light that we could rent for our wedding cake, he said he did but we couldn't rent it - he would just throw it in as part of his services - and on the day of our wedding the pin light was there and beautifully set yp to illuminate our cake. Derek's equipment is stellar, the emulator is awesome, and his mc'ing skills are off the charts. He kept our dance floor completely packed all night and he kept the evening flowing flawlessly. We even had time to eat at our own wedding because of Derek's ability to time everything perfectly! Vicki was so sweet and ran the photobooth so well, making sure that our guests' photos made it into the photo scrap book that they provided. Their prop collection is more awesome than I can even describe and many of our guests agreed that they had never seen better props for a photobooth. We could not have been happier with every part of Lake DJ's services and we would recommend them to absolutely everyone. Thank you so much, Derek and Vicki, for making our wedding so fun and memorable and we truly heart you both!
We had no fewer than 50 people come up to us during and after our wedding and tell us that our DJ and photobooth were the Read more...
We had no fewer than 50 people come up to us during and after our wedding and tell us that our DJ and photobooth were the best that they had ever seen at a wedding. Derek and Vicki from Lake DJ provided both of those services for our wedding. Every single part of the interaction with Derek leading up to our wedding day was wonderful and he never made me feel stupid or ridiculous for asking millions of questions along the way. When I asked him if he had a pin light that we could rent for our wedding cake, he said he did but we couldn't rent it - he would just throw it in as part of his services - and on the day of our wedding the pin light was there and beautifully set yp to illuminate our cake. Derek's equipment is stellar, the emulator is awesome, and his mc'ing skills are off the charts. He kept our dance floor completely packed all night and he kept the evening flowing flawlessly. We even had time to eat at our own wedding because of Derek's ability to time everything perfectly! Vicki was so sweet and ran the photobooth so well, making sure that our guests' photos made it into the photo scrap book that they provided. Their prop collection is more awesome than I can even describe and many of our guests agreed that they had never seen better props for a photobooth. We could not have been happier with every part of Lake DJ's services and we would recommend them to absolutely everyone. Thank you so much, Derek and Vicki, for making our wedding so fun and memorable and we truly heart you both! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Derek was simply amazing. We actually never met before the wedding, but every vendor I spoke to in Lake Tahoe said that Derek was the best in town. I can say without a doubt that they were all right! I reserved Derek's services and made requests via email as we were coming from out of town. We had a custom cut song for our first dance and some fairly obscure song requests for both the ceremony and reception. Everything went perfectly. Derek also handled a few "surprises" planned by our friends and manage to rework the schedule to accommodate sunset pictures and cake cutting without any disruption to the flow of the wedding. We also reserved the photobooth service with the DJ services. This was an amazing addition. We ended up with a scrapbook full of notes and silly pictures of our friends instead of a traditional guest book. With just a rough timeline and a rather unusual list of song requests, he made the whole ceremony and reception run smoothly. He really was a wedding coordinator/DJ/host/calm moral support all-in-one on our wedding day.
Derek was simply amazing. We actually never met before the wedding, but every vendor I spoke to in Lake Tahoe said that Read more...
Derek was simply amazing. We actually never met before the wedding, but every vendor I spoke to in Lake Tahoe said that Derek was the best in town. I can say without a doubt that they were all right! I reserved Derek's services and made requests via email as we were coming from out of town. We had a custom cut song for our first dance and some fairly obscure song requests for both the ceremony and reception. Everything went perfectly. Derek also handled a few "surprises" planned by our friends and manage to rework the schedule to accommodate sunset pictures and cake cutting without any disruption to the flow of the wedding. We also reserved the photobooth service with the DJ services. This was an amazing addition. We ended up with a scrapbook full of notes and silly pictures of our friends instead of a traditional guest book. With just a rough timeline and a rather unusual list of song requests, he made the whole ceremony and reception run smoothly. He really was a wedding coordinator/DJ/host/calm moral support all-in-one on our wedding day. Read less
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Joseph
Wedding:
8/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We had the pleasure of working with Derek and his wife for our wedding, and we are exceptionally happy with our choice to go with them. We met Derek at a bridal show and were immediately impressed by his personality, technology, and willingness to run the show during our wedding. As anybody who has put on a wedding would know, stress levels are high and any timing issues can be disastrous. Luckily for us Derek communicated with our photographers, caterers, etc to ensure that the night ran smoothly and that any delay was unnoticeable by our guests. As a DJ, Derek did an awesome job picking music for the entire night off of just a few songs that we gave him for reference. We also had a friend sing our first dance and Derek helped find the karaoke version of the song and provided the microphone for him to sing, which went above and beyond what i had expected. My wife and I enthusiastically recommend Derek for any event and will look forward to contacting him again in the future if we have another event like this.

Thank you so much!
Michelle & Joseph
We had the pleasure of working with Derek and his wife for our wedding, and we are exceptionally happy with our choice to Read more...
We had the pleasure of working with Derek and his wife for our wedding, and we are exceptionally happy with our choice to go with them. We met Derek at a bridal show and were immediately impressed by his personality, technology, and willingness to run the show during our wedding. As anybody who has put on a wedding would know, stress levels are high and any timing issues can be disastrous. Luckily for us Derek communicated with our photographers, caterers, etc to ensure that the night ran smoothly and that any delay was unnoticeable by our guests. As a DJ, Derek did an awesome job picking music for the entire night off of just a few songs that we gave him for reference. We also had a friend sing our first dance and Derek helped find the karaoke version of the song and provided the microphone for him to sing, which went above and beyond what i had expected. My wife and I enthusiastically recommend Derek for any event and will look forward to contacting him again in the future if we have another event like this.

Thank you so much!
Michelle & Joseph Read less
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michelle8
Wedding:
8/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Derek was a pleasure to work with. He is fun and very responsive to all of your needs. He coordinates with all of the vendors to ensure that everything runs smoothly and keeps the music going all night long! I would recommend him and his wife ANYTIME!
Derek was a pleasure to work with. He is fun and very responsive to all of your needs. He coordinates with all of the Read more...
Derek was a pleasure to work with. He is fun and very responsive to all of your needs. He coordinates with all of the vendors to ensure that everything runs smoothly and keeps the music going all night long! I would recommend him and his wife ANYTIME! Read less
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