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My Life Media DJ Services

North Olmsted , OH

LOCATION

24253 Maple Ridge Rd.
North Olmsted, OH US 44070 (map)

PHONE

216-215-1181

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Over 22 years of experience results in maturity and first hand knowledge of what makes an event a success. An attitude of professionalism is what sets apart substandard service from... Read more
Over 22 years of experience results in maturity and first hand knowledge of what makes an event a success. An attitude of professionalism is what sets apart substandard service from excellent and memorable performance. We take pride in responding to your needs and designing entertainment in a manner that reflects well upon you and your event. With your guidance, we will design the entertainment for your event according to your musical tastes and the atmosphere you wish to create. Here’s the really good news! We are not a large agency with enormous overhead costs that are passed on to you. We are a small local business that takes pride in our ability to offer professional service at affordable prices.
Here's what makes us different: 1) PERSONAL ATTENTION - You'll get personal attention and service from your DJ, from the first call you make to the very last dance of your event. In fact, we can arrange for you to meet the person who will be your DJ even before you decide to book our service! 2) ONLINE PLANNING - We provide an online planning tool that makes planning and selecting music easy and fun. Clients can access their documents and music lists anywhere, anytime. The planning tool allows continual access to your DJ ensuring a great time on the day of the event! 3) CLEAR SOUND & EVER GROWING MUSIC LIBRARY - We'll bring professional, state of the art equipment that delivers clean, clear sound along with over 7,000 songs to your event. Can't find your favorite songs on our list? No problem! Just let us know and we'll get them for your event, at no additional cost to you! 4) EXPERIENCED & PROFESSIONAL - We believe that experience, energy and professionalism make a difference. Our DJ's have a combined experience of over 25 years entertaining the northeast Ohio community. You'll notice that our approach puts the needs of our client first. Your questions and concerns will be addressed immediately, not days or even weeks later. You deserve a pro not an amateur! 5) AFFORDABLE RATES W/ FLEXIBLE PAYMENT OPTIONS - These qualities coupled with surprisingly affordable rates make our service your best choice for your special event. Our rates are all-inclusive packages which means that there are no hidden or additional costs to you. Need a payment plan? No problem. We'll design a payment plan that works for you. Are you interested in getting a price quote for your event? Would you like to set up a meeting with your DJ or at least speak with him on the phone? Contact us now and we'll respond immediately. Don't wait, dates book quickly! Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
No
Describe your DJ style:
We are professional, engaging, energetic and tuned into the wants of your guests!
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
Only the length of your event limits the amount of music you can request. We have online planning tools accessible to clients to help them know how many songs will fit into your event's time frame.
What is your usual attire?
Tuxedo or suit for weddings unless otherwise directed by bride and groom.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
Usually, given enough time, we can obtain pre-requested songs. If we can't find them, we'll notify the client to bring their own copy if possible.
How many other DJs do you work with?
Typically, we perform as a solo act but occasionally we'll bring an assistant.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
2.5 hours.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Absolutely! Your DJ will make himself available to meet with you before booking.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
We won't call ourselves "specialists" but our area is very diverse and we've DJ'd for a variety of ethnic populations.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Yes, of course!
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes! Our equipment is professional grade gear that is regularly tested and maintained.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Besides, of course the sound system itself, we also bring a small light system that simulates a multi-colored ballroom affect. Uplighting, video projector and screen can be added upon request.
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
Set-up time varies depending on the location of the event - usually 1 hour. We ask the venue to provide a table but we always bring one just is case.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
We can set-up in just about any area that is relatively near a power outlet. For most outside events, we request to set up under some form of shelter such as a tent, pavilion, etc.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No we don't use signs or banners at events to advertise.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
Yes, we usually emcee the reception. We occasionally like to engage the crowd between songs but not to the point that it becomes irritating.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
Here are some tips on having an active dance floor... 1) If the bride and groom are dancing, friends and family members will join. 2) Honor requests. It gives guests a sense of ownership over their own good time. Engage the crowd and encourage them to dance, especially early in the event. 3) Play fun group dances such as line dances, train "locomotion" type dances, etc. 4) Keep the playlist interesting. Variety is usually a good idea unless the client requests otherwise. 5) The DJ will make himself accessible to guests by inviting them to his station, walking the room, etc.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
A meal for the DJ is typically part of the agreement but the music continues during that time maintaining the flow of the party.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
If our other DJ is available, he will act as a substitute. If we are all booked, we have an agreement with another DJ service in the area whereupon they'll make a DJ available if necessary.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Very rarely do we have a DJ perform at more than one event in a day.
What is your overtime rate?
$90/hour
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
For most of our events, travel expenses are not very significant (within 70 miles radius). Occasionally, we are asked to perform at venues farther away and in those instances we may incorporate a modest travel allowance.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
Typically, clients pay half the total amount as their deposit but one can reserve their date with us for as little as $100.

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My Life Media DJ Services is AWESOME! I got quotes from several different DJs and Jim at My Life was the most competitive. There is an online playlist tool where you can create a "Must Play" list and a "Do Not Play" list and also create a timeline for the reception. We met with Jim for the first time to just get to know him and asked a few questions. We booked him right then. We then met with him one more time about a month before the wedding to go over the playlist we created and the timeline including the bridal party introductions. Jim is very articulate and has a nice radio voice. When we arrived at the reception hall, Jim met us in the lobby to go over the introductions one more time and ask how things were going. He introduced everyone perfectly and was on time with each reception event throughout the evening. He took requests all night long and he was a joy to have at our wedding.
My Life Media DJ Services is AWESOME! I got quotes from several different DJs and Jim at My Life was the most competitive. Read more...
My Life Media DJ Services is AWESOME! I got quotes from several different DJs and Jim at My Life was the most competitive. There is an online playlist tool where you can create a "Must Play" list and a "Do Not Play" list and also create a timeline for the reception. We met with Jim for the first time to just get to know him and asked a few questions. We booked him right then. We then met with him one more time about a month before the wedding to go over the playlist we created and the timeline including the bridal party introductions. Jim is very articulate and has a nice radio voice. When we arrived at the reception hall, Jim met us in the lobby to go over the introductions one more time and ask how things were going. He introduced everyone perfectly and was on time with each reception event throughout the evening. He took requests all night long and he was a joy to have at our wedding. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Jim played a wide variety of music that kept people on the dance floor all night.
Jim played a wide variety of music that kept people on the dance floor all night.
Jim played a wide variety of music that kept people on the dance floor all night. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
11/30/2013
4.9/5.0
Jim was the DJ for our November wedding. Both my family and my husband's family are quite big and we anticipated a big party. We also had several cultures represented between our two families, and wanted several music styles, including merengue, salsa, dance music and polka.
At our first meeting, Jim was so warm and receptive, exactly the type of person we were looking for. We shared with him our vision for our reception, and mentioned to him several things that we were not looking for (ie, a DJ that uses a reception as an opportunity to dance/sing on their own personal stage). DJ Jim said that was not his style, and we were sold.
Up until the day of the wedding, we were emailing Jim and changing our online planning tool. Jim was constantly flexible, even adding in a bouquet toss that we let him know we wanted the day before!
Our reception was fantastic and the music was key. DJ Jim kept the night rolling smoothly, and once the dance floor opened up, it was never empty. My husband and I danced the entire night away... almost 5 hours worth! DJ Jim took requests from our guests, per our request. He refused to play a song that was requested because it appeared on our "no play list". He was respectful of our represented cultures, our wishes and our families' wishes.
Overall, I would recommend Jim to other couples looking for a great DJ that gives you exactly what you want, and a great party, without breaking the bank.
Jim was the DJ for our November wedding. Both my family and my husband's family are quite big and we anticipated a big Read more...
Jim was the DJ for our November wedding. Both my family and my husband's family are quite big and we anticipated a big party. We also had several cultures represented between our two families, and wanted several music styles, including merengue, salsa, dance music and polka.
At our first meeting, Jim was so warm and receptive, exactly the type of person we were looking for. We shared with him our vision for our reception, and mentioned to him several things that we were not looking for (ie, a DJ that uses a reception as an opportunity to dance/sing on their own personal stage). DJ Jim said that was not his style, and we were sold.
Up until the day of the wedding, we were emailing Jim and changing our online planning tool. Jim was constantly flexible, even adding in a bouquet toss that we let him know we wanted the day before!
Our reception was fantastic and the music was key. DJ Jim kept the night rolling smoothly, and once the dance floor opened up, it was never empty. My husband and I danced the entire night away... almost 5 hours worth! DJ Jim took requests from our guests, per our request. He refused to play a song that was requested because it appeared on our "no play list". He was respectful of our represented cultures, our wishes and our families' wishes.
Overall, I would recommend Jim to other couples looking for a great DJ that gives you exactly what you want, and a great party, without breaking the bank. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Highly Recommended! My Life Media Services was great to work with for our wedding. We had a detailed itinerary of how we wanted everything to go on wedding day & everything went perfectly thanks to them. There is a great wedding planning tool on their website that helps you to organize everything and plan out how you want the reception to flow. There is also a sweet music selection tool where we could listen to & choose the songs we wanted & didn't want played at our reception. Out of all the other DJs we met with, none had capabilities like this. After our meeting with Jim, we felt very confident leaving everything for the reception in his hands & we were able to relax and just enjoy the evening. My Life Media responded quickly to calls & emails, was very professional, and did a tremendous job on wedding day. Strong announcing voice, but not at all over-the-top annoying Iike some DJs can be. And the price was right! Great service for your money. You won't be disappointed!!
Highly Recommended! My Life Media Services was great to work with for our wedding. We had a detailed itinerary of how we Read more...
Highly Recommended! My Life Media Services was great to work with for our wedding. We had a detailed itinerary of how we wanted everything to go on wedding day & everything went perfectly thanks to them. There is a great wedding planning tool on their website that helps you to organize everything and plan out how you want the reception to flow. There is also a sweet music selection tool where we could listen to & choose the songs we wanted & didn't want played at our reception. Out of all the other DJs we met with, none had capabilities like this. After our meeting with Jim, we felt very confident leaving everything for the reception in his hands & we were able to relax and just enjoy the evening. My Life Media responded quickly to calls & emails, was very professional, and did a tremendous job on wedding day. Strong announcing voice, but not at all over-the-top annoying Iike some DJs can be. And the price was right! Great service for your money. You won't be disappointed!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved having Jim Gepperth as the DJ for our wedding. Jim went above & beyond our expectations. His prices are so affordable, & we were able to make payments over a period of 8 mths.

We received SO many compliments on the music at our wedding. We had several people tell us our wedding was the best one they had ever been to, and many more people tell us it was one of the best. We spent a lot of time going through songs that would be crowd-friendly, & it definitely worked. We had a good mix of new songs with oldies, & our dance floor was packed the entire night.

Some of our friends told us that, no matter how much time we put into making our music list, the DJ would just play whatever he wanted based on what the wedding guests were requesting. This totally did not happen with our wedding! All the songs Jim played the entire night came directly from our playlist, & he also added in songs that were very similar that we loved.

Our limo company was totally unreliable and showed up 45 minutes late to start the day, so the rest of the night was then delayed. I was frustrated after we finished pictures because the reception was starting later than I had wanted. When I walked into the reception hall, though, I could finally breathe a sigh of relief and relax. Jim had mood music playing, people were drinking cocktails, and everything was working PERFECTLY. He even coordinated the entrance with the entire wedding party, which was much appreciated considering the ordeal our limo company put us through.

Throughout the night, some people would request songs that my husband and I put on the "do not play" list. When Jim saw that my husband and I had a free moment, he went up to us & asked permission to play these songs.

We are SO glad we picked Jim as our DJ, & we will HIGHLY recommend him to everyone we know. He gives 5-star service for a 2-star price. Take our advice & book with him!
We absolutely loved having Jim Gepperth as the DJ for our wedding. Jim went above & beyond our expectations. His prices Read more...
We absolutely loved having Jim Gepperth as the DJ for our wedding. Jim went above & beyond our expectations. His prices are so affordable, & we were able to make payments over a period of 8 mths.

We received SO many compliments on the music at our wedding. We had several people tell us our wedding was the best one they had ever been to, and many more people tell us it was one of the best. We spent a lot of time going through songs that would be crowd-friendly, & it definitely worked. We had a good mix of new songs with oldies, & our dance floor was packed the entire night.

Some of our friends told us that, no matter how much time we put into making our music list, the DJ would just play whatever he wanted based on what the wedding guests were requesting. This totally did not happen with our wedding! All the songs Jim played the entire night came directly from our playlist, & he also added in songs that were very similar that we loved.

Our limo company was totally unreliable and showed up 45 minutes late to start the day, so the rest of the night was then delayed. I was frustrated after we finished pictures because the reception was starting later than I had wanted. When I walked into the reception hall, though, I could finally breathe a sigh of relief and relax. Jim had mood music playing, people were drinking cocktails, and everything was working PERFECTLY. He even coordinated the entrance with the entire wedding party, which was much appreciated considering the ordeal our limo company put us through.

Throughout the night, some people would request songs that my husband and I put on the "do not play" list. When Jim saw that my husband and I had a free moment, he went up to us & asked permission to play these songs.

We are SO glad we picked Jim as our DJ, & we will HIGHLY recommend him to everyone we know. He gives 5-star service for a 2-star price. Take our advice & book with him! Read less
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Harmony
Wedding:
8/10/2012
5.0/5.0
I wish I could add more stars to Value. I called around a lot for DJ services in the Cleveland area and was just shocked at the numbers I was being quoted. Jim Gepperth was my DJ and he was very reasonable, and just flat out outperformed all the other DJs that I was looking at. He played all the songs that I asked for, and none of the ones I didn't. I was asked later, "Hey why didn't I hear the chicken dance?" Oh that's right. Because I put it on the Do-Not-Play list because I hate it. Jim you rock! You kept the music going and got a ton of compliments from my guests. I liked the Online Planning Tool, and Jim responds quickly to emails. Next time we're in Ohio and we need a DJ we're calling Jim.
I wish I could add more stars to Value. I called around a lot for DJ services in the Cleveland area and was just shocked Read more...
I wish I could add more stars to Value. I called around a lot for DJ services in the Cleveland area and was just shocked at the numbers I was being quoted. Jim Gepperth was my DJ and he was very reasonable, and just flat out outperformed all the other DJs that I was looking at. He played all the songs that I asked for, and none of the ones I didn't. I was asked later, "Hey why didn't I hear the chicken dance?" Oh that's right. Because I put it on the Do-Not-Play list because I hate it. Jim you rock! You kept the music going and got a ton of compliments from my guests. I liked the Online Planning Tool, and Jim responds quickly to emails. Next time we're in Ohio and we need a DJ we're calling Jim. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
Rob did a fantastic job and constantly checked up on us before the next switch during the rehearsal.
Rob did a fantastic job and constantly checked up on us before the next switch during the rehearsal.
Rob did a fantastic job and constantly checked up on us before the next switch during the rehearsal. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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jimw3st
Wedding:
12/23/2011
5.0/5.0
From start to finish, Jim was the easiest part of the wedding planning. He met with us twice before the wedding and stayed in communication throughout the planning process. I could not imagine a more polite, responsive person. He was flawless at the reception and did a great job of keeping the party going. I would absolutely, 100% recommend him to anyone getting married in Northeast Ohio.
From start to finish, Jim was the easiest part of the wedding planning. He met with us twice before the wedding and stayed Read more...
From start to finish, Jim was the easiest part of the wedding planning. He met with us twice before the wedding and stayed in communication throughout the planning process. I could not imagine a more polite, responsive person. He was flawless at the reception and did a great job of keeping the party going. I would absolutely, 100% recommend him to anyone getting married in Northeast Ohio. Read less
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Ellen
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Jim was wonderful. He was there early and was ready when the guests arrived. The music was great. He is really a pro!
Jim was wonderful. He was there early and was ready when the guests arrived. The music was great. He is really a pro!
Jim was wonderful. He was there early and was ready when the guests arrived. The music was great. He is really a pro! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
6/25/2011
4.5/5.0
Did a great job and knows his way around a DJ stand.
Did a great job and knows his way around a DJ stand.
Did a great job and knows his way around a DJ stand. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Hilary
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Jim was so great to work with! He was willing to meet us right in our neighborhood prior to the wedding, responded very quickly to email, really knew his stuff and was quite flexible and accommodating! Several of our wedding guests commented on what a great job he did and I felt that his rate was very affordable. Highly recommended!
Jim was so great to work with! He was willing to meet us right in our neighborhood prior to the wedding, responded very Read more...
Jim was so great to work with! He was willing to meet us right in our neighborhood prior to the wedding, responded very quickly to email, really knew his stuff and was quite flexible and accommodating! Several of our wedding guests commented on what a great job he did and I felt that his rate was very affordable. Highly recommended! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
8/20/2010
4.6/5.0
Jim was very easy to work with and was willing to meet us wherever to accomodate our schedules. He was also very great on pricing and has a really cool future to pay online as well as request music online. The only thing is when announcing us at the reception, he mispronounced my husband's last name wrong. He also plaid a few songs that was on our "Do Not Play" list, i.e. country music and some of the tacky ones and started a congo line. There were also a couple songs that we requested to play and he didn't, but he got the most important ones right. He's a great option for the cost and for being a low-key DJ, but make sure he knows how to pronounce your name and make sure you go over the playlist right before the wedding.
Jim was very easy to work with and was willing to meet us wherever to accomodate our schedules. He was also very great on Read more...
Jim was very easy to work with and was willing to meet us wherever to accomodate our schedules. He was also very great on pricing and has a really cool future to pay online as well as request music online. The only thing is when announcing us at the reception, he mispronounced my husband's last name wrong. He also plaid a few songs that was on our "Do Not Play" list, i.e. country music and some of the tacky ones and started a congo line. There were also a couple songs that we requested to play and he didn't, but he got the most important ones right. He's a great option for the cost and for being a low-key DJ, but make sure he knows how to pronounce your name and make sure you go over the playlist right before the wedding. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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kfire
Wedding:
3/22/2008
5.0/5.0
Jim did a great job with our wedding. The music was great. The reception was a lot of fun. I would highly recommend him to anyone
Jim did a great job with our wedding. The music was great. The reception was a lot of fun. I would highly recommend him to Read more...
Jim did a great job with our wedding. The music was great. The reception was a lot of fun. I would highly recommend him to anyone Read less
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