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Modern Era Weddings: 10 DJs, One Place!

Pittsburgh , PA

LOCATION

1511 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA US 15203 (map)

PHONE

412-445-1797

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

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Our goal is to provide you with the perfect DJ, at the right price, and keep the entire process stress free. First, no matter the DJ you choose... Read more
CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE!
Our goal is to provide you with the perfect DJ, at the right price, and keep the entire process stress free. First, no matter the DJ you choose from our all-star staff, we offer the same wedding package that gives you everything you need! Unlimited hours, top-of-the-line sound and lighting for the dancefloor, wireless mic, online planning tools, the ability to make as many music requests as you want, and of course you are guaranteed to have the DJ you choose.

We have plenty of DJs available for your date for $1400, with only $350 of that needed down as a deposit to reserve your date.

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DJ , Lighting & Decor , Videography

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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Dance, Hip Hop, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

INFO FOR LIGHTING & DECOR

What type of events do you produce?
Corporate Events, Private Parties, Weddings
Which of the following services do you provide?
Audiovisuals, Day-of Coordination, Decorative Draping, Destination Management, Entertainment, Event Concept & Design, Event Décor, Event Lighting, Event Planning, Furniture Rental, Venue Selection

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Short Form, Storytelling
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, DVD of Raw Footage, Edited Video, High Definition Video, Invitation DVD, Montage - Childhood / Dating, Montage - Music Dubbed Over, Montage - Wedding Highlights, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Online Highlight Films, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Same Day Edit Video
What formats can the final video be in?
Blu-Ray, DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Jonathan
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything was great and everyone enjoyed the music!
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Megan
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Our DJ, Tim Harris, was spectacular! He is easy to work with- listening to our suggestions and creating a great mix that kept our party hopping all night long. TJ kicked off the night at Heinz Field with some great Steelers-themed introductions for our bridal party. We loved working with Modern Era Weddings and Tim Harris. We would absolutely recommend this DJ and company to anyone getting married in the Pittsburgh area!
Services Used: DJ
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Kinley
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I cannot say enough positive things about Modern Era Weddings. We hired Bill Bara to DJ our wedding this past weekend and he was THE life of the party! We have heard soooo much positive feedback from our guests about Bill and so many people have asked where I found him. I would refer this company to anyone who wants to have an outrageously fun wedding. Bill set the tone for our reception from the second he met our bridal party. They absolutely loved him. Each of them were able to custom pick their own song for their entrance into the reception and it was the coolest thing I've seen for a wedding entrance. Bill helped us plan the agenda for our whole reception, and timed everything perfectly. He even announced my grandparents' wedding anniversary! The best part was that from the second the music started our dance floor was packed. I've been to so many weddings where it takes 20 minutes just for people to warm up to the dance floor, and our dance floor never once cleared from the very first song until the last. Bill is able to blend one song into the next seamlessly so that the party never stops, and everyone was anxious to see what he was going to play next. I wish that we could do it all over again! I plan on recommending Modern Era Weddings to every bride in my life! Amazing job!
Services Used: DJ
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Joe
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
We had DJ Mad Mike Willis for our event on 6-14-14 and people are still talking about what an awesome DJ we had. He had the dance floor packed from the first song and kept spinning song after song, never leaving a lull in the action. Mike was away to work with and was very flexible and able to respond to situations quickly and on his feet. Our venue told him the wrong end time of the event and when we heard what was supposed to be the last song of the night played a half hr earlier than intended, he quickly responded and transitioned right into another song so no one even noticed the minor mix up and still kept the dance floor packed after that. We still had easily 100 guests on the floor by the time the final song did come and he responded quickly when we told him what song we wanted as the last one. I would highly recommend mike if you are looking for a fun, professional, and knowledgeable dj.
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Melissa
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Our dj was Mike Willis and he was fantastic. He made sure he had every song we wanted and if he didn't have the song, he was on iTunes purchasing the song for us. Through out the night anytime I was looking for him to ask a question he was right there. He even asked if he could go to the bar to get is drinks. He made sure the night ran smoothly and their was never a moment where there was no one on the dance floor. Everyone asked me who the dj was and how great he was. I would definitely recommend him to my friends for their wedding.
Services Used: DJ
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Allison
Wedding:
6/6/2014
5.0/5.0
DJ Mike Willis - Thank you for making my wedding the most fun night! Not only did you play amazing music, but you were working your butt off to make sure that I had anything and everything I needed....down to drinks and cake! My guests thought that you were my personal wedding assistant. Most amazing DJ ever. I will be coming to Cavo in Pittsburgh on Fridays to dance my butt off more!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
DJ Mad Mike is so awesome as a DJ that no one wanted to step off that dance floor! For our wedding, we wanted to play 1920s style music during the cocktail hour to match our speakeasy theme. He picked out great songs that was reminiscent of that time but also sounded current and fun. He was also able to edit our first dance song perfectly. DJ Mike is incredibly easy to talk to and helped us throughout the process with our music selection. We weren't very picky and just told him to play songs that would keep everyone dancing. And he did just that.
He was also the type of DJ who helped us with our introductions and made sure we knew what we had to do. He mingled with the guests and made everything so fun. Thanks DJ Mad Mike!!
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Erica
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Bill you were amazing! You brought the best energy to the wedding and people were on the dance floor all night! We cant thank you enough for your services, ideas, and flexibility throughout our wedding process You are the best.
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Kristina
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Tom from Modern Era was our wedding DJ and let me tell you, he is nothing short of AMAZING!! Our guests complimented how much fun they had thanks to our DJ. Tom also goes out of his way to make sure that the bride and groom have everything that they need for the day (drinks and appetizers during photos were the perfect touch)!! Another great thing that Tom did was to check in with the other vendors (wedding planner, photographer, videographer) to make sure that everyone stayed on the same page with the timeline and that no important moments were missed on camera. He stayed on point with the music we wanted to have played and kept the dance full packed the whole night. Tom was GREAT!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Videography
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Larry
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
DJ Mike was awesome. He was very flexible, especially with a last minute venue change. He was easy to communicate with before the wedding. He keep the ceremony and reception moving along smoothly and the dance floor jumping. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great DJ.
Services Used: DJ
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Tori
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
I was referred to DJ Digital Dave at modern era weddings by many people during the wedding planning process. Everyone continued to bring his name up when I asked for recommendations. The recommendations were not wrong he was AMAZING! When I met with him to discuss the details of the wedding he recommended we play 2 fun songs prior to dinner to get the party started. I can not begin to tell you how many people after the wedding said that was the best idea they had ever seen. After everyone was up and dancing for a couple songs they were ready to eat, drink and mingle. Once dinner was over, the dance floor was never empty. Everyone had a blast and it was all thanks to DJ Digital Dave! He mixed the music perfectly and there was never a break in music. Every time he transitioned into a new song all you heard was "OHHHH". At one point in the night a blew fuse and Dave was right there helping the wedding coordinator fix it. We could not have asked for a better night!
Services Used: DJ
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Allison
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
I would not change a thing about the music at our wedding! It was even better than I could have imagined. So many of our friends have asked about having mike do their wedding! Everything was beyond perfect!
Services Used: DJ
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natalie
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything was awesome!! Modern era weddings and Bill Bara was very easy to work with and made sure everything was perfect!
Services Used: DJ
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Private User
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
We used DJ Mad Mike from Modern Era for our wedding and he was absolutely AMAZING! We had our wedding at the PAA and he provided music for the cocktail hour, reception, and even went downstairs to continue the party at the bowling alley! We gave Mike minimal input and let him do his thing and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. We were so happy with the music, the dance floor was packed and everyone partied all night long. He was super easy to work with and responsive to email and phone calls. We highly recommend DJ Mad Mike!!! Thanks for everything!!
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mike was great he did everything we asked and more. Not only a great DJ but an amazing MC as well
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Julie
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Bill Bara helped to make our wedding day incredibly memorable and special. It's almost three months after the fact and our friends and family still keep telling us how awesome the music was at our wedding. Our guests were on the dance floor for the entire evening! There was a huge variety to the music, and it turned into a nonstop party from start to finish.

Bill was great to work with during the prep process too. He met with us in person several times to discuss the details, and gave us the opportunity to personalize the entire day. Also, we were provided with an outline a week prior to the event that gave a detailed description for the entire flow of the evening. As a bride with about a million last minute things to worry about during the days leading up to the wedding, this was an element that I truly appreciated and helped to put me at ease!

My husband and I would definitely recommend Modern Era Weddings to any other couples out there looking for a DJ to help make their wedding memorable. They were great to work with from start to finish!
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Annie
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
DJ Bill Bara is hands down the best wedding DJ ever! From just a tiny bit of input from us, he was able to determine exactly what we wanted for our wedding music. We had many comments from our guest about how great our DJ was! Modern Era also provided uplighting and a monogram for us and made our reception venue look amazing. Absolutely one of the best vendor decisions we made when planning our wedding!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
DJ Mad Mike was the DJ at our wedding and he was absolutely amazing. Since our first meeting until our wedding, Mike was incredibly easy to work with. He listened to all of our "must-haves" and provided great suggestions and insight. Even after our first meeting,he invited us out to see him play at Bar Louie. While at Bar Louie, he was welcoming and made friends with the couple we were also with (they booked him too!). It was so nice to be able to preview our DJ. At our wedding, from the first song until the last, Mike was able to gauge the mood and kept the party rocking. During our meetings, my husband and I never chose a final song and told Mike to surprise us. Well, as our wedding ended, Mike played the song my husband proposed to. What an amazing DJ to remember our proposal story and to cap off our night with a great song. We highly recommend Mike and we cannot wait to see him again at our friend's wedding.
Services Used: DJ
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Paige
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
We had Tyler take care of our lighting for our wedding and he was such a great guy to work with...Denise handled our wedding monogram which turned out so beautiful, but the best part of this company was our DJ! Mike Willis was the best thing at our wedding! He kept the people up and dancing all night long and by the end of the night I was having people come up to me telling me how great he was...and I was like, I KNOW !!!super great guy...wouldn't have had it any other way!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Mike Willis is sooo awesome!! He is so fun and chill and helped us party and dance for almost five hours. Made the night be everything we wanted it to be. If you use him your wedding will not be totally drab like other DJs make it and people will stay on the dance floor.
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Staci
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Loved it! Our breath was taken away when we got a sneak peek of our reception room during cocktail hour. The uplighting and monogram were amazing, exactly what I had envisioned! Denise was very thorough, responsive and professional to work with - always quick with her return emails, which I love!

Our first meeting with Bill left us excited to meet our DJ and once we did, we found our match! DJ Digital Dave was INCREDIBLE, my husband and I could go on for hours about how perfect he truly made our reception!!! Non-stop dance party, he gave us the best night of our lives! Thank you, Modern Era!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Marisa
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Modern Era for our lighting & a monogram for our wedding on August 17, 2013. The blue uplighting & flood-lighting were absolutely gorgeous! We were blown away by the ambiance in our ballroom. Just gorgeous! Our monogram was on the dance floor & it was perfect. Tyler & Denise did a great job with everything!!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Videography
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Attentive, responsive, and fun, DJ Mike Willis made our wedding day the party of a lifetime. DJ Mike is not your typical loud-mouthed, obnoxious DJ. I could tell from when I first met him that he understood our non-traditional vision, and he was willing, able, and excited to execute it. The dance floor was packed the entire night with a variety of songs that got everyone pumped.

Mike is young and fresh, but has the experience and professionalism of someone who's been in the industry for decades. The additional staff with whom I interacted were wonderful as well. All in all an excellent experience; I wouldn't have changed a thing. Mike, thank you so much for taking our special day to the next level!!
Services Used: DJ
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Diane
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
weddings and DJ Mike Willis exceeded our expectations. He not only provided the music for the reception, but the ceremony as well. Mike was absolutely amazing! He was everything you would want in a DJ for your wedding! Not only was he able to keep the guest dancing and entertained, but also was also extremely helpful both on and off the dance floor. He was very supportive and made us feel comfortable during the transitions in the timeline. Mike is truly the BEST of BEST!!! You would be absolutely crazy not to book him now!!!! Thank you to Mike and Modern Era Weddings for an evening we will never forget!
Services Used: DJ
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Angelique
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
First and foremost I loved the fact that I could text Tyler when I needed to talk but couldn't make an actual phone call. Most importantly the service was great and and the price was awesome. I did a lot of research on lighting companies and some try to charge a fortune and others didn't seem interested. I had uplighting and a monogram and it was well worth it!
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
I would definitely recommend Modern Era Weddings!!! Our DJ was Harold Purdy and he was fun to work with! We told him everything we wanted (and did not want), and he accommodated every request to the smallest details. Our reception was enjoyed by all and I couldn't have asked for a better DJ!
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Kaity
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
A D.J can make or break your wedding. They keep the entire party organized and if your lucky they keep every guest out on the dance floor...and that is exactly what Bill did. He played songs that were perfect for not only my friends but our parents, aunts and uncles even our grandmother was out on the dance floor. And to top it off Denise and Bill could not of been easier to work with.
Services Used: DJ
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Valerie
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Bill Bara and his crew are the best hands down. They did lighting (custom color), Video and of course DJ Bill to the Bara. I gave some suggestions, and he knew exactly where to go with it. If you want a wedding that has people on the dance floor all night until you kick them off, and a beautiful atmosphere with video that looks like a movie, then you should of booked them yesterday. Bill is without a doubt the best and his crew is no less than just that. Bill is a real DJ, one that can spin when the vinyl should be spun, slowed down to romance when it should be Frankie Sinatra time, and a mix of celebration of whatever is your taste!! Trust me a sit down within five minutes with Mr. Bill Bara and you will have your wedding planning down like a world tour artists. He is impeccable, and listens to every thought without skipping a beat, and can custom mix whatever you wish. He is up for the challenge and thrives for it as well. Just like his races, hes in it to win it, and he definitely did the night of our celebration and all the way up to it through the process. Awesome is an understatement. Real DJs are hard to come by, and you might as well just plug in your ipod if you dont hire this company, because there is no comparing DJ Bill and his crew to the others around the block!! So do yourself a favor, and book him now before you lose your chance because if you waiit, you might just miss out on the best celebration of your life! Amazing! Valerie Snedden-Williams!!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Videography
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Julie
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Bill Bara DJ'd our wedding and we were extremely happy with him. Throughout the planning process, he was very responsive, easy to communicate with, and available to meet with us when we wanted. His associate, Denise, communicated with us on a regular basis and always responded to questions promptly. Their online planning tool was extremely easy to use. Bill and Denise ensured that all of our favorite music was played and the entire night ran smoothly. We had a few special song requests that Bill custom edited for us. The night of our wedding, Bill was extremely professional. Again, he was very accessible and easy to communicate with throughout the night. He was flexible and made appropriate adjustments as the night went on. He played exactly the music we wanted and the dance floor was packed all night! We would highly recommend Bill Bara and Modern Era Weddings to anyone planning a wedding in the Pittsburgh area. We couldn't have been happier!
Services Used: DJ
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Krista
Wedding:
11/16/2012
5.0/5.0
We used Modern Era wedding and DJ Bill Bara for our wedding and have nothing but amazing things to say about them! They were fantastic. Throughout the planning process Bill and Denise were awesome to work with. They helped to make our day perfect.

I have been to over 15 weddings in the past two years. We heard Bill at my friends wedding in December of 2011 which was one month before we got engaged. Once we had the venue and date, Bill was the first vendor we booked because we knew he was exactly who we wanted!! Bill is different than your typical wedding dj!! He is fun, hip, and plays the right music to get the crowd going. He mixes things up in a creative way, and does the unexpected. We were so happy to have this mix as part of our day. People have even commented on how much fun they had dancing, and how perfect even the dinner music was.

The best part about Modern Era is when you book their dj services there is no time limit. Bill played at our wedding until 1am (when our venue was going to kick us out), and rocked it the whole time!!

In 2013, I know of 3 people that have booked Bill to be their wedding DJ!

If you go with Modern Era and Bill Bara for your wedding dj, they will not dissapoint!!
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/15/2012
5.0/5.0
We used Modern Era for DJ and Lighting.

Wedding DJs can be awful, but Harold was awesome! Our guests raved about how great the music was! The dance floor was consistently full!

The lighting in the venue looked amazing too, they were very easy to work with!

-Tara & Todd
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Bill
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Hi Harold,

We loved having you as the DJ for our wedding. We received tons of positive feedback on our wedding and your DJ services. To start off, I liked you from the beginning. My first encounter with you was right before we entered our reception and you met with our entire bridal party to prep us for our entrances. You were wonderful, engaging, funny and full of life. The kind of personality you want to have on such a joyous day. I felt as if you were directly in tune with everything we wanted that day. You made my husband and I feel instantly comfortable and confident in your abilities.

As I surveyed the room and all of our guests enjoying themselves I knew it was largely due to your entertaining ability.

I truly felt your services were exceptional throughout the night, however, I truly loved our entrance and I loved how you handled the speeches that were given by respective members of our bridal party.

I genuinely have no recommendations for you on improving your DJ services. I enjoyed every aspect of working with you and would recommend you to anyone.
Thank you again for everything you did that night. You were wonderful!
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Dj Mad Mike was our DJ that we choose from Modern Era Weddings and he was an absolute HIT at our wedding! Everyone is still talking about how accommodating he was and how he was really interactive but not in a " corny" way. That was something that I was very adimint about! I did not want the DJ taking over my wedding with corny catch phrases but I did want him to be involved and fun! Mike did not disappoint! I would recommend him to anyone in the area and he was worth every penny!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Jacob
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Bill and Denise made our wedding absolutely perfect!! Kept the dance floor packed all night and made the evening flow flawlessly. Can't recommend Bill enough!! Would hire Bill again in a second!!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Caity
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
DJ Bill Bara and his assistant/lovely fiancee Denise were AMAZING. We seriously could not have asked for a better party rocker to keep our guests on the floor ALL NIGHT. Not only did they make our wedding the PARTY that we imagined, they coordinated the events flawlessly, and executed the gorgeous uplighting and dancefloor monogram (which took our decor from awesome to AMAZING) perfectly. His energy and personality kept everyone pumped up from the moment the music started, until the last song. He incorporated all of our requests, and took requests from our guests. As wedding photographers, we see a LOT of DJ's, but Bill is in another class. We would (and have on a regular basis) recommend him to ANYONE.
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I had DJ Bill Bara for my New Years Eve wedding and he was AWESOME!!! His online client website helped to plan out the entire night and made sure that we were all on the same page. He has every song you could think of and if he doesn't he will get it for your big day. Bill is very upbeat and knows his stuff.
We got so many compliments on how our wedding "just flowed". He wasn't a super annoying/cheesy DJ that is constantly on the microphone, but at the same time he's not quiet like he's not even there. He's right in the middle which was PERFECT!
His company offers many other things besides DJ'ing. We got our uplighting from him, as well as a huge flat screen tv to watch the ball drop from time square! Everything looked and sounded amazing. I have already recommended him to many people, but make your reservations fast b/c he fills up quick! I'm so lucky I had him as a DJ at my wedding he really made the night a success!!!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
DJ Bill Bara did an excellent job at our wedding and was exactly what we wanted! He kept the focus on us and our family and friends, not himself. Said wedding party names correctly. We had some tough last names! And when party time came it was like a club on the dance floor! He kept all ages dancing and happy all night! The Do Not Play List was a great feature for those songs you can't stand. I highly recommend Modern Era for your special day!!!
Services Used: DJ
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lindsey
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Bill and his assistant Denise were AWESOME. They were such a pleasure to work with and on the wedding day were so flexible and professional and kept the dance floor packed all night. We had our dancing in separate location then where the dinner was served and was set up in both locations -- like he was in two places at once. We had so many comments on how great the music was and how much fun people had. I would highly recommend him.
Services Used: DJ
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LeslieH
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Bill Bara to any one looking for a DJ. He did an amazing job at our wedding! He had people on the dance floor all night long. He had so much energy, and looked like he was having just as much fun as we did! On top of everything else, he and Denise were very professional. Best DJ in Pittsburgh!
Services Used: DJ
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Michelle
Wedding:
2/19/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about Bill Bara as our DJ. He created a perfect mix of dance club with class. Because he is still out there in the clubs he knows how to read a crowd and keep a dance floor packed. There was only about 30 seconds where I noticed anyone sit down from the dance floor, and he somehow spun right out of that song so quickly and smoothly that everyone was right back on the dance floor. He stayed put together a speaker loaded with music for out cocktail hours which was in a separate room. Then he stayed a full hour late and no one left the dance floor! The reception was supposed to end at 11PM but the captain of our venue staff told us the DJ could continue to play because everyone was still dancing. At 11:45PM the captain told me he never expected us to continue to party for so long, and he was going to have to ask the DJ to stop so they'd have enought time to prepare the room for the 8am brunch event they had the next morning! (and there was no alcohol being served after 11pm!) On top of that, Bill and Denise are so easy and fun to work with. They are so excited to work with their couples and really enjoy what they do. They are responsive and professional. They only played 1 song from my "do not play" list, but that was because my Maid-of-Honor requested it to make fun of me! Bill even accomodated last-second changes to our bridal party introductions because they wanted to suprise us! Choosing Bill Bara as our DJ was hands down the best decision we made in our entire planning process.
Services Used: DJ
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jibbs1234
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
By far the best wedding DJ I have experienced! Countless guests have said truthfully that it was the best wedding they have been to, and Bill played a huge part in that. It was the most consistently packed dance floor I have seen at a wedding ever, of all ages. Our legs were cramped up the next day from dancing :-) His assistant Denise also made sure all of the formalities at the event ran smoothly, do not discount the value of that. Bill also really seemed to have fun, he was engaged with the crowd, and people took notice to that. It was a perfect night, can't recommend them enough.
Services Used: DJ
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capone9207
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Dj bill Bara and Denise are the two most wonderful people to work with they made my special day even more special they are amazing and i would recommend them to everyone!!!!!!!!!!
Services Used: DJ
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beth
Wedding:
10/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Bill was an awesome DJ for our wedding. His website is easy to use and he does everything to make sure you have a good time. Every engaged friend at my wedding has asked for his information because they want to book him. It was a blast!
Services Used: DJ
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Sara
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
All of my guests commented that they had the best time at the wedding and have never danced so much before. We actually ran a 1/2 hour past when the reception was supposed to end because nobody wanted to stop dancing. I am beyond happy with the services that Bill Bara provided. He not only played every song I had hoped to hear, including my 80's power hour, he also made a great DVD slideshow for my cocktail hour. Unlike other DJs, he does not have a per-hour rate or a limit on when and how long he will be there. He also spent an hour with me before the wedding to discuss what type of environment and feel I wanted on the dance floor. I honestly did not have to create a "do not play list" or ban any songs and basically told him to play what he thought would work well with the crowd. I did not leave the dance floor after the music started! If you want to have a great time at your wedding and not worry about cheesy music, book Bill Bara. You will not regret it!
Services Used: DJ, Unique Services
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MrsMcDine
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Bill and Densie were awesome to work with. They made every single minute of our reception special without very much input from us. We picked a few of the important songs (entrance, father/daughter, mother/son dance) but they took care of the rest. The dance floor was packed the entire time and I still have people telling me how much fun they had. Many thanks to you guys, you are great and I would recommend you to anyone without hesitation.
Services Used: DJ
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ngoodwin
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Bill is a pleasure to work with! He responds to e-mail messages quickly and will find you any song that you want with no questions asked. He is very professional and up to date on the latest DJ technology. I got so many compliments of how great he was at the reception and I will reccommend him to other brides!
Services Used: DJ
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JuliaATL
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Bill is an awesome DJ!! For me, I knew that music would make or break the night, so I wanted a fun DJ who knew how to pick the right music so that people would dance all night. And he definitely delivered! He played nice background music for our cocktail hour and dinner, and then stepped it up to party music for the reception. I only gave him a few 'must play' songs so that he could play what he though was best for the crowd. He mixed up many different genres and everyone was dancing. I have received many compliments on him and everyone had a blast!

While planning, Bill was super easy to work with. We talked on the phone once or twice and emailed back and forth as well. His website lets you enter 'must play' and 'do not play' songs, which was very convenient. When we met in person for the first time, he was very personable and we got along great. It was so nice not having to worry about anything - I knew he would be great!

I definitely recommend him!
Services Used: DJ
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jhale28
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
We highly recommend DJ Bill Bara! He was professional, easy to work with and kept the party going the whole time. He also provided a beautiful uplighting service of which we received many compliments. DJ Bill Bara and his assistant Denise were awesome!
Services Used: DJ
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lilies
Wedding:
8/6/2010
5.0/5.0
DJ Bill Bara is the best! My husband and I are so happy that Bill was our wedding DJ. I found choosing the DJ to be one of the hardest decisions for the wedding, but after meeting with Bill we were put at ease.

We really wanted the feel of "dance club" music rather than "wedding music" and Bill definitely delivered! The majority of my husband's family was traveling from another country and we really wanted to incorporate music from his home country. Bill was so flexible and played all the top songs from the US and from my husband's country.

Bill allows you to basically request all the music you want ahead of time through his website. I felt like the wedding was my own personal club playing all my favorite music.

He also provided awesome lighting on the dance floor. And, Denise works with him. She is super organized and there every step of the way if you need her.

Very professional. No disappointments. Highly recommend. He will play the style that you want.
Services Used: DJ
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brndlynn28
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Make sure you give everything (money bag, etc) to Bill before the wedding so that he doesnt have to attempt to find it during the reception!

I'd highly recommend using Modern Era Weddings in conjunction with Bill's DJ services. They work well together and you know you can trust them!
Services Used: DJ
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mindy2784
Wedding:
7/16/2010
5.0/5.0
DJ Bill Bara did our music for our wedding ceremony and our reception, he was wonderful! We had only given him what we wanted to be played for our song and the father daughter dance and the rest he came up with! Everything was perfect and he played a great variety of music that everyone loved.We would definitly recommend him to anyone looking for a good DJ!
Services Used: DJ
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brock
Wedding:
7/4/2010
5.0/5.0
awesome dj, everyone loved his music choices, asked us throughout night if we wanted anything in particular, played our requests immediately. Very professional and took charge of coordinating entire reception events. would definitely recommend his for any occasion.
Services Used: DJ
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dianaaya-fennell
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Bill and Denise were amazing to work with and was so happy that I chose them as my dj for my special day! He was very out going and Denise was very helpful with everything else. I have strongly recommended him to other bride to and my friends that are getting married! He was into everything and had all my requests down pact. He was amazing and I couldn't thank Bill and Denise enough for everything they did for my special day. Thanks Bill and Denise!
Services Used: DJ
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wolff
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Really impressed with how Bill kept all of our guests dancing the entire night. Played all of the music we wanted to hear. Very pleased with how the wedding turned out.
Services Used: DJ
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David
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Bill,

You guys did a great job. We really had a wonderful time. Take care.


David
Services Used: DJ
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Corrin
Wedding:
5/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Bill is an AWESOME DJ we had a wedding with 350 people and the dance floor was packed the entire night. Many of our guest expressed how fantastic the DJ was. He was extremely helpful and he played a HUGE part in making out wedding perfect!!!! Def the Best DJ I have even seen at a wedding! I would highly recommend him for any event he was extremely accommodating and very fun!!!!

Corrin and Tyler Ketterer
Services Used: DJ
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kickboxingkate
Wedding:
1/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Sorry it has taken me so long to complete this. I can't begin to tell you how many people commented on how great you were. You truly made the dance floor the place to be! My pictures proove it! There is never moment where the floor cleared! I thoroughly enjoyed your services and would not hesistate to reccommend you to family, friends, complete strangers!
Services Used: DJ
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Jennifer
Wedding:
1/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Bill acted as our dj for our wedding, and he turned out to be the glue that held everything together and made it work beautifully! Bill put together the entire evening with little direction from me and I'm so glad that I did not rack my brain trying to come up with my own list of songs to be played all night! He played the perfect blend of music that had absolutely everyone, even those that never give in to dancing, on the dance floor having an amazing time! We were envisioning a younger dj to handle our wedding, rather than the usual old guys, and I'm so glad that we stayed away from the others. And the fact that he doesn't charge for overtime turned out to be an awesome perk because I didn't have to worry about what time it was so that I wouldn't get hit with OT fees. To this day I have absolutely no idea what time our reception actually ended at! Bill was so easy to work with and so helpful. He was truly a dream vendor that helped to create a perfect wedding for us!
Services Used: DJ
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Gina
Wedding:
12/31/2009
5.0/5.0
DJ Bill Bara was fantastic! He played all of the music we requested and just did an overall great job. Highly recommend for your special day!
Services Used: DJ
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Holly
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
We LOVED DJ Bill Bara. My husband and I went to 17 Weddings together in the two years we dated and none of the Wedding DJ's even came close to how fantastic DJ Bill was for our Wedding. We had so many compliments that we had one of the best rocking and packed dance floors ever. He never let anyone get bored and he wasn't on the microphone trying to control the crowd all night, he did it with his music. We loved that we could pick our music that we wanted and didn't want played and he stuck to it. People would request songs and he checked to make sure they were on the playlist or do not play list. One of my big reasons we picked Bill was that he DJ's in clubs so he's current with music and he can mix in other songs so you don't get bored with anything. Him and Denise from the minute we met them were nothing but professional. They gave us peace of mind knowing that our reception was going to be handled well and no worries. He played anything from top 20 to motown to some slow country to top dance songs. The dance floor was always packed. He made our Wedding so special and kept the dance party going until the very end. If you pick DJ Bill Bara for your Wedding you will not be disappointed, I have to say he's the BEST Wedding DJ in Pittsburgh!!!
Thanks Bill and Denise!
Holly and Mark Harmon
Services Used: DJ
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Eva
Wedding:
5/25/2013
4.9/5.0
Our DJ was Harold Purdy and he was a dream to work with! I had booked my wedding practically two years in advance, and even though we had not spoken in about a year, when we spoke on the phone it was like we were old friends. He was very easy to work with and loved all the ideas I had and vice versa. He never tried to talk me out of my ideas, and when I was stumped, he gave me helpful suggestions for my playlist. Harold kept the dance floor going all night long, and kept everything running smoothly - like when we accidentally left the toss bouquet in the house & my MOH had to run and get it. If you're looking for a fun, energetic, and an overall lovely person to work with - Harold is your man!
Services Used: DJ
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Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
We used DJ H (Harold Purdy) for our reception because we heard his style was similar to DJ Bill Bara but Harold was more in our budget. Harold was exactly the kind of DJ we wanted for our wedding reception. He was so easy to work with and get in touch with, has a very outgoing personality and was confident and fun as an emcee. He worked so well with the hotel staff and with our photographer to make sure the reception went off without a hitch. He also did such a great job keeping my husband and I informed when we would be doing the garter/bouquet toss, special dances, etc. The best part though was that he is more of a club DJ than your typical wedding DJ. He mixed songs, played a GREAT combo of old and new songs, and got our guests involved. The dance floor was seriously PACKED from the time open dancing started until the very last song. We even extended our bar for an hour and Harold kept the party going the whole time! We couldn’t have made a better decision on picking Harold as our DJ, we are still hearing from both our younger and older guests on how great he was and we couldn’t agree more!
Services Used: DJ
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Allie
Wedding:
5/30/2014
4.8/5.0
DJ Bill Bara was the best!! He DJ'd my wedding and did an absolutely awesome job! He did everything I asked, and everyone loved the music. He was so much fun and got just as excited about the music and dancing as we did! It was great to see the DJ having such a great time. I would definitely recommend him to anyone getting married in the Pittsburgh area!
Services Used: DJ
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Jenna
Wedding:
4/5/2014
4.8/5.0
Mike Willis from Modern Era was an amazing DJ! He was responsive to email, available via cell phone, and did everything we asked! We had our wedding at the PAA and Mike even went downstairs to DJ our after party in the bowling alley. We were so pleased with the music, no one left the dance floor and it was packed all night. He even got the grandmas out on the dance floor! We had nothing but positive feedback from guests on the music. Thanks for everything Mike!
Services Used: DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Great DJ with a lot of energy. He was very professional and accomodated all music requests by my guests after seeking approval from the groom and I. He was a lot of fun to work with. One of my guests even remarked how she noticed that our DJ let each song transition right into the next without any pauses, which she has noticed at a lot of other weddings she has attended. Overall, our guests were pleased. Except for one or two small snags I was satisfied with his service and the music choices he provided.
Services Used: DJ
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Lori
Wedding:
11/17/2012
4.7/5.0
Our overall experience with DJ Bill Bara was fabulous. He is an outstanding entertainer and I woul definitely hire him again. He was professional, funny, respectful, very talented and kept the party going all night, even when we extended the bar and dance floor time. His energy never failed him and he helped to make our wedding day a perfect fairy tale success!
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
DJ Digital Dave had our wedding dancing from the minute the reception started. He listened to all of my requests and mixed the greatest songs without playing things we didn't want. I highly recommend him for any party or wedding.
Services Used: DJ
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Julie
Wedding:
4/26/2014
4.6/5.0
Bill Bara was the DJ for my wedding and I heard nothing but wonderful reviews from all of my guests. They even talked about how great the music was for days after. The one thing I told Bill was that I wanted tons of great music that I wouldnt want to walk off the dance floor at all because a song was too hard to dance to or because I didnt like it. I can say that I NEVER left the floor. There were people of all age groups out there and everyone had an awesome time, part of it due to Bill. I am attending my friends wedding in July where Bill is the DJ and I can't wait to dance at that wedding.
Services Used: DJ

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