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One Stop Live! -Wedding Entertainment Pros

Charlotte , NC

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Charlotte, NC US 28270 (map)
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ABOUT US

One Stop Live! is THE Premier Wedding Entertainment Specialists in the Carolinas, working with some of the region's Top Bands, DJs, Ceremony Groups and Solo performers.

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One Stop Live! is THE Premier Wedding Entertainment Specialists in the Carolinas, working with some of the region's Top Bands, DJs, Ceremony Groups and Solo performers.

For the 2nd Straight Year, One Stop Live has been awarded WeddingWire's "Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011". This award recognizes the top 5 percent of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in Quality, Service and Professionalism.

The Bride’s Choice Awards™ are determined exclusively by recent newlyweds (brides and grooms) through extensive surveys and reviews, which means our past clients have spoken on our behalf and selected One Stop Live to receive this honor!

We are also in the cover story for the 2011 April/June issue of Carolina Bride Magazine where we took care of JR Motorsports Co-owner, Kelley Earnhardt's wedding.
To read article, copy and paste this into your browser:
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/04/04/2197333/love-driven-kelley-earnhardt-wedding.html

Entertainment is ultimately THE most important aspect to a successful reception. We have helped make thousands of happy brides create lasting memories for themselves and their guests, whether they had one of our Professional Wedding DJ's, a great Variety Band, or Acoustic Act!

We also provide you any type of music for your Ceremony whether you need a Solo performer like a Harpist, Pianist, or Classical Guitarist all the way up to a Duo or even a String Quartet.

At One Stop Live!, we realize the amount of time and effort that goes into planning a wedding, so it’s our goal to make securing your music as fun & stress free as possible! We pride ourselves on providing top quality entertainment while maintaining the highest level of professionalism along the way. We also help you throughout the process of planning your formalities, to the timeline of events, to special songs, customizing songlists, and coordinating everything at your reception so all you have to do is show up and allow your entertainment to emcee and make it all happen like clockwork. We are specialists and our expertise is weddings as we have worked with several thousand happy couples. Don't leave your music to anyone, use an experienced specialist who can take care of you needs to fit your budget.

Please check out the many options available to you at www.onestoplive.com.

We’ve got GREAT pricing, a wealth of talented performers sure to accommodate your needs, and we go the extra miles to ensure the success of your reception or cermony. We would love to hear from you at your earliest convenience and look forward to working with you. Read less
Band , Ceremony Music , DJ

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Agency
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians), Medium (4-6 musicians), Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
business attire to formal attire depending on the particular band or DJ
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
All bands have audio demos to listen to right from our site
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes, each band will learn your First Dance song if it's a song that the band feels they can perform at an exceptional level.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
Most bands require anywhere from 90 minutes to 2 hours set-up time.
How much space do you usually require?
Space depends on the size of the band you choose. Minimum for a typical 4-5 piece band is 16' wide x 12' deep.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
For weddings the bands and DJs don't hang banners.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Bands will bring in their own stage lighting.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Yes, your band leader or DJ will also serve as your emcee to take care of any/all announcements pertaining to formalities at your reception.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
A band's front man/woman will get the crowd involved in a fun and entertaining way.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Bands for a typical 4 hour reception would consist of 3 -60 min sets with 2 -30 min breaks which CD/Ipod recorded music would be played and formalities taken care of on those breaks. Most clients do provide dinner for the band. However, the sets can be catered to your needs I.e if you don't want the band playing during dinner, they would play longer with less break time for the remainder of the event.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
YES, whatever types of music you would like, or you can do a band/DJ combo package and have up to 5 hours of non-stop continuous music!
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
That is what is GREAT about using One Stop Live! If something like this were to happen, we always have bands on "stand-by" each weekend to step in and take over. However, in 15 years of booking weddings, I've only ever had 1 band not be able to make a reception, and I found them a great alternative that worked out perfect :-)
What is your overtime rate?
Overtime for a band is pro-rated by taking their 4 hour price and dividing it by 4 to get the hourly rate for overtime.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
No, but all travel expenses are factored into the price if the wedding takes place outside of the 60 mile radius of their home town.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
We require a minimum 20% deposit on all bands

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Acapella, Brass - Trio, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Orchestra, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Drums, Guitar, Harp, Piano, Saxophone, Trumpet, Viola, Violin
What is your usual attire?
business or formal attire
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes on our website each artist has their own demo page.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
30 min for ceremonies
How much space do you usually require?
minimal spacing depending on how many performers
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
No.

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, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
Our Wedding DJs "let the music do the talking" and we have the "NO Cheese" factor. We can customize the playlist specifically to your tastes!
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
No, but you have to factor in that there are only about 15 songs in a non-stop hour of music. Our wedding DJs have 12 or more years under their belts which ensures you get one that knows how to DJ for a diverse crowd and please all ages :-)
What is your usual attire?
Business Attire to Formal Attire
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
If it's an obscure song that we don't have in our datebase, and can't find it online to download, then yes we would ask that you provide that particular song.
How many other DJs do you work with?
One Stop Live has an extensive roster of experienced wedding DJs.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
Our minimum quote is 3 hours, but most receptions are typically 4.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Sure, as long as the wedding is that particular DJs home town or will agree to meet somewhere convenient for the both of them.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
We have several DJs who have done different ethnic receptions and traditional religious events.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
YES, in fact we always suggest what you DO want, and what you DO NOT want :-)
Do you bring your own equipment?
YES, our DJs have top of the line professional sound equipment and gear.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Lighting packages are available 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?
most DJs require 60-90 minutes to set up and Yes, a 6'-8' skirted table is provided by the venue for the DJ's use.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
No, every DJ only needs about 10' wide x 6' deep.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
No, we do NOT hang banners at receptions.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
Yes and No. We do emcee/manage the reception in taking care of all the formalities you wish to observe, but we do not talk between songs.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
Our DJs pride themselves on knowing how to read the crowd and play the right mix of music that will get ANY crowd dancing. We "let the music do the talking".
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Our DJs do NOT take breaks. Yes, clients typically do feed the DJs.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
Not necessary, we don't take any breaks.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We always have DJs on stand-by in case something unexpected were to happen to your contracted DJ.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
No, when our DJs are booked for a reception, they don't accept any other bookings on that day.
What is your overtime rate?
Overtime is available for $75 p/hour or $50 for an additional 30 minutes.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
No, we include any travel expenses into the quote for anywhere over 60 miles outside of the DJ's home town.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
$100 retainer fee is required with your DJ's contract.

REVIEWS

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Erin
Wedding:
9/29/2012
4.8/5.0
DJ Dallas Reese not only was an amazing, enthusiastic, and fun DJ but he also performed LIVE cocktail hour music! Dallas performed on his guitar for cocktail hour playing all the requested genres and even some additional classic rock (which my Dad of course loved). He then moved his way into the dance floor to perform exciting DJ services, based off of our preferred playlist. He was not too pushy with the crowd but got everyone up and dancing when need-be. He kept the flow of the reception going and stuck to our preferred playlist, although still adding in a couple one-offs in our preferred genre to spice things up. He was professional, fun, and energetic the entire time. I received numerous compliments from guests after the reception. One Stop Live as a company was great, and they provided a detailed questionnaire to fill out all expectations of the reception ahead of time. I highly recommend them for weddings and also recommend Dallas' live music, which can be seen in local bars around Charlotte as well.
DJ Dallas Reese not only was an amazing, enthusiastic, and fun DJ but he also performed LIVE cocktail hour music! Dallas Read more...
DJ Dallas Reese not only was an amazing, enthusiastic, and fun DJ but he also performed LIVE cocktail hour music! Dallas performed on his guitar for cocktail hour playing all the requested genres and even some additional classic rock (which my Dad of course loved). He then moved his way into the dance floor to perform exciting DJ services, based off of our preferred playlist. He was not too pushy with the crowd but got everyone up and dancing when need-be. He kept the flow of the reception going and stuck to our preferred playlist, although still adding in a couple one-offs in our preferred genre to spice things up. He was professional, fun, and energetic the entire time. I received numerous compliments from guests after the reception. One Stop Live as a company was great, and they provided a detailed questionnaire to fill out all expectations of the reception ahead of time. I highly recommend them for weddings and also recommend Dallas' live music, which can be seen in local bars around Charlotte as well. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ
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Liz
Wedding:
5/13/2011
5.0/5.0
This is one DJ service that everyone in Charlotte should book for thier next event. Scooter went beyond the call of duty to provide an awesome evening for us and our guests. Professional, flexible and responsive are just a few GREAT qualities he entails with his work.
Our guest are still raving about the music. Thank you again for such an awesome evening..
This is one DJ service that everyone in Charlotte should book for thier next event. Scooter went beyond the call of duty Read more...
This is one DJ service that everyone in Charlotte should book for thier next event. Scooter went beyond the call of duty to provide an awesome evening for us and our guests. Professional, flexible and responsive are just a few GREAT qualities he entails with his work.
Our guest are still raving about the music. Thank you again for such an awesome evening.. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Amy
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
When you book Scooter, it is one part of the wedding you do NOT have to worry about. Our reception was so much fun-he kept the right kind of music coming all through the evening. He has a great "feel" for the crowd. We were thrilled with one stop- I would recommend Scooter to anyone and everyone!
When you book Scooter, it is one part of the wedding you do NOT have to worry about. Our reception was so much fun-he kept Read more...
When you book Scooter, it is one part of the wedding you do NOT have to worry about. Our reception was so much fun-he kept the right kind of music coming all through the evening. He has a great "feel" for the crowd. We were thrilled with one stop- I would recommend Scooter to anyone and everyone! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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KM
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
DJ Scooter Abrams was the DJ for our wedding ceremony in Rutherfordton,NC. We did not have a wedding director and he ensured that the reception flowed smoothly through the night. Everybody was dancing from 5-89 years old. We all had such a good time. Especially with the "shoe game". We can't thank him enough.

Dustin & Kim Morgan
DJ Scooter Abrams was the DJ for our wedding ceremony in Rutherfordton,NC. We did not have a wedding director and he Read more...
DJ Scooter Abrams was the DJ for our wedding ceremony in Rutherfordton,NC. We did not have a wedding director and he ensured that the reception flowed smoothly through the night. Everybody was dancing from 5-89 years old. We all had such a good time. Especially with the "shoe game". We can't thank him enough.

Dustin & Kim Morgan Read less
Services Used: DJ
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srhenderson15
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
DJ Rick was so great! He met with us before the wedding to talk about what we wanted, and was very flexible considering that we had a last minute DJ change. He helped everything run smoothly and kept everyone dancing all night. I was completely at ease, and was able to enjoy my wedding day.
DJ Rick was so great! He met with us before the wedding to talk about what we wanted, and was very flexible considering Read more...
DJ Rick was so great! He met with us before the wedding to talk about what we wanted, and was very flexible considering that we had a last minute DJ change. He helped everything run smoothly and kept everyone dancing all night. I was completely at ease, and was able to enjoy my wedding day. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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elizabeth
Wedding:
4/3/2010
4.7/5.0
Loved 'Big Sam' & working with Scooter, Greg, Tracy etc. They were dependable, and Scooter answered all my questions that I had before I signed contract, & was quick with replies afterwards.
Loved 'Big Sam' & working with Scooter, Greg, Tracy etc. They were dependable, and Scooter answered all my questions that Read more...
Loved 'Big Sam' & working with Scooter, Greg, Tracy etc. They were dependable, and Scooter answered all my questions that I had before I signed contract, & was quick with replies afterwards. Read less
Services Used: Band
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reneeskipper
Wedding:
3/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Scooter and One Stop Live were fabulous in providing our reception music and keeping the night flowing smoothly. I would highly recommend their services and would use them again for any kind of event.
Scooter and One Stop Live were fabulous in providing our reception music and keeping the night flowing smoothly. I would Read more...
Scooter and One Stop Live were fabulous in providing our reception music and keeping the night flowing smoothly. I would highly recommend their services and would use them again for any kind of event. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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coop130
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
Awesome service, very responsive to the crowd, and very responsive to our wishes.
Awesome service, very responsive to the crowd, and very responsive to our wishes.
Awesome service, very responsive to the crowd, and very responsive to our wishes. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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punkins84
Wedding:
10/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Joey was EXCELLENT! He was so friendly and helpful throughout the reception. He was easy to work with and provided great energy. I would highly recommend him!
Joey was EXCELLENT! He was so friendly and helpful throughout the reception. He was easy to work with and provided great Read more...
Joey was EXCELLENT! He was so friendly and helpful throughout the reception. He was easy to work with and provided great energy. I would highly recommend him! Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Karen
Wedding:
10/10/2009
4.9/5.0
Rick Underwood knew exactly how to guide our wedding reception smoothly and with grace and confidence. Prior to our wedding, he met with us twice to review the reception order and our likes/dislikes and on the day of, he honored those requests to a tee. Those planning meetings, coupled with our trust in him, helped the evening's events run seamlessly. His experience, confidence and calming nature enabled us to relax and enjoy our reception knowing we were in very capable hands. The evening far exceeded our expectations and we couldn't have been more thrilled with the service. Guests are still talking about how fun our reception was and that kind of compliment brings joy to our hearts and affirms our decision to have Rick as the guiding force behind that entertainment!

Brett and Karen Emmerton
Wedding Date: October 10, 2009 - Charlotte NC
Rick Underwood knew exactly how to guide our wedding reception smoothly and with grace and confidence. Prior to our Read more...
Rick Underwood knew exactly how to guide our wedding reception smoothly and with grace and confidence. Prior to our wedding, he met with us twice to review the reception order and our likes/dislikes and on the day of, he honored those requests to a tee. Those planning meetings, coupled with our trust in him, helped the evening's events run seamlessly. His experience, confidence and calming nature enabled us to relax and enjoy our reception knowing we were in very capable hands. The evening far exceeded our expectations and we couldn't have been more thrilled with the service. Guests are still talking about how fun our reception was and that kind of compliment brings joy to our hearts and affirms our decision to have Rick as the guiding force behind that entertainment!

Brett and Karen Emmerton
Wedding Date: October 10, 2009 - Charlotte NC Read less
Services Used: DJ
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kudzu1021
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
If we ever need a DJ for an event in the future, DJ Scooter of One Stop Live is our first choice. His professionalism from the beginning was exceptional, while still being fun to work with. From the beginning, he assured us that we did not need to hire a coordinator for the reception, and he was correct. He had everything organized and ready to go with our requests that all we had to do was show up and enjoy our wedding. The schedule of events was exactly what we wanted, and he adequately read the crowd as far as appopriate music.

We would recomend his services to anybody looking for a DJ.
If we ever need a DJ for an event in the future, DJ Scooter of One Stop Live is our first choice. His professionalism from Read more...
If we ever need a DJ for an event in the future, DJ Scooter of One Stop Live is our first choice. His professionalism from the beginning was exceptional, while still being fun to work with. From the beginning, he assured us that we did not need to hire a coordinator for the reception, and he was correct. He had everything organized and ready to go with our requests that all we had to do was show up and enjoy our wedding. The schedule of events was exactly what we wanted, and he adequately read the crowd as far as appopriate music.

We would recomend his services to anybody looking for a DJ. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning
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Jones'
Wedding:
5/23/2009
4.8/5.0
DJ Scooter provided us, our family, and close friends with a very funny atmosphere. The songs all flowed and everyone was on the dance floor. You could tell the success when there were at least 60 people when my husband and I left at midnight. Scooter met us for coffee initially and it was instanteously a done deal that he was what we were looking for. He brought all generations to sing along! Thank you for your time and for an unforgettable wedding reception.
DJ Scooter provided us, our family, and close friends with a very funny atmosphere. The songs all flowed and everyone was Read more...
DJ Scooter provided us, our family, and close friends with a very funny atmosphere. The songs all flowed and everyone was on the dance floor. You could tell the success when there were at least 60 people when my husband and I left at midnight. Scooter met us for coffee initially and it was instanteously a done deal that he was what we were looking for. He brought all generations to sing along! Thank you for your time and for an unforgettable wedding reception. Read less
Services Used: DJ
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Kelly
Wedding:
4/19/2008
3.2/5.0
The one part of our wedding that my husband and I were not completely satisfied with was our DJ. One Stop live is a good deal for the price - they are relatively inexpensive however, we didn't completely receive the service we expected. A few weeks before the wedding we received a call from the owner letting us know that he had double booked himself and wouldn't be able to do our wedding. Instead he was sending out another one of his DJs. Unfortunately the DJ he sent, while very nice was older than we anticipated and didn't play the type of music we wanted - at one point he played a medley of songs from Grease - cute, but not what we were looking for in the slightest. By no means was our DJ bad, he just wasn't what we expected at all. If you decide to go with one stop live I highly suggest you make absolutely sure you are getting what you ask for.
The one part of our wedding that my husband and I were not completely satisfied with was our DJ. One Stop live is a good Read more...
The one part of our wedding that my husband and I were not completely satisfied with was our DJ. One Stop live is a good deal for the price - they are relatively inexpensive however, we didn't completely receive the service we expected. A few weeks before the wedding we received a call from the owner letting us know that he had double booked himself and wouldn't be able to do our wedding. Instead he was sending out another one of his DJs. Unfortunately the DJ he sent, while very nice was older than we anticipated and didn't play the type of music we wanted - at one point he played a medley of songs from Grease - cute, but not what we were looking for in the slightest. By no means was our DJ bad, he just wasn't what we expected at all. If you decide to go with one stop live I highly suggest you make absolutely sure you are getting what you ask for. Read less
Services Used: DJ
One Stop Live! -Wedding Entertainment Pros responded with the following comments:

I will defend my company on this one instance. I was originally booked to DJ this event, but a conference/tradeshow came up on the weekend of their event. Since I own the company and I manage the entire business, I had to attend this conference in the best interest of my company. Once I knew about this, I called Kelly and apologized for the switch but I had to change the DJ for her reception. In doing so, I put one of my most requested wedding DJs, who had over 12 years of doing almost 1000 weddings in his career. He has been working for me for 5 years and I have never had a negative comment about him or his DJing. As far as the music goes, we had a hard time getting the bride to get us her music planning form which gives the DJ an indication of the music they would like played. He was only given the specific "first dance songs" and that was it. With that being said, he simply tried to read the crowd and play music that has worked as the tons of other receptions he had DJ'd for. I'm very sorry she was not 100% satisfied with his music selections, but he did what he could and took requests throughout the night as well. With this being said, this is why it's very important to fill out our online wedding planning forms well in advance (30-45 days out) so we can go over ALL the formalities and musical selections for your reception well ahead of time. We take great pride in taking care of these important "little things" because it helps make your reception run smoothly and come off without a hitch. Feel free to call me personally to answer any questions you have and I can give you years of references on any of our wedding DJs that will well outweigh this one bad comment.

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