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Party Machine Entertainment

Fort Worth , TX

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Fort Worth, TX US 76133 (map)

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817-294-9539

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ABOUT US

MUSIC FOR LIFE’S CELEBRATIONS SINCE 1976! Providing Distinctive Multimedia Entertainment. We specialize in weddings that are elegant and above all, FUN for all your guests, so they will... Read more
MUSIC FOR LIFE’S CELEBRATIONS SINCE 1976! Providing Distinctive Multimedia Entertainment. We specialize in weddings that are elegant and above all, FUN for all your guests, so they will leave your reception talking about how much they enjoyed themselves. Our impeccable references will all tell you the same thing: "We had FUN!"

DJ and Master of Ceremonies Scott Shirley has an extensive and impressive client list with over 1,800 events. Scott becomes creatively involved in your planning to ensure that your guests are engaged as active participants in your celebration, not just passive spectators. A Party Machine wedding is an entertainment experience!

Imagine guests seeing your ceremony highlights on the Big Screen the minute they arrive at your reception, and all your memorable moments as well. Tell your Love Story with a custom studio-produced movie, and share your toast with guests in faraway countries, with our Party Live! Multimedia package. Perform a custom choreographed dance routine for your spotlight dances, or special entertaiment for a beloved family member. If you can dream it, the Party Machine can make it happen.

We provide sound reinforcement, DJ and MC services, lighting and effects, and full video production and presentation services. Prices vary according to date, size of venue and number of guests, special programming needs, and your selection of services that you want. The latest cutting-edge lighting and effects technology adds a "wow factor" for an event your guests will always remember.

The Party Machine is the first choice of entertainment professionals for their own special events. Photographers call us for their own weddings. Hotel and club banquet managers call Scott for the most important celebrations in their lives - doesn’t your wedding deserve the very best?

For those once-in-a-lifetime events, count on The Party Machine - THE PARTY PROFESSIONALS! Read less
DJ , Lighting & Decor

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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?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
FUN! My level of interaction varies according to your wishes. The Prime Directive is "Thou Shalt Not Steal the Bride's Fire." The bride should be the star, not the DJ. My role is to direct the event, control the timeline, set the tone and mood, motivate the guests, and play YOUR musical choices, without being a ham.
What is your usual attire?
Tuxedos for formal weddings, or a suit for less formal events. I have special attire for holidays and themed events.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
I WILL have it. The couple may feel free to provide special music. I spend a great deal of time preparing in order to make your event perfect.
How many other DJs do you work with?
Just me, and the PM Video team for Multimedia events.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
I don't charge by the hour, but provide a custom quote for every event. No two are alike.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes, this is very important in order for me to customize your reception to your individual taste, personality, and unique vision.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
Yes, see Weddings page on our website for details. I have performed for a diverse range of ethnicities, races, religions and nationalities, always with entertainment that reflects your heritage and traditions.
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes, and only the very best available.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
The Party Machine has always been the North Texas leader for the latest in lighting and effects technology, with many industry firsts. We were first with moving-beam computerized lighting, intelligent lights, fog, bubble machines, confetti cannons, lasers, and gobo lighting. Our latest systems utilize color-changing LED lights, synchronized intelligent lights, lasers and gobo projection.
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?
One hour minimum, two for large systems. Additional time may be required for extensive lighting and video display systems. Venue's table or mine OK.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
Only for large venue systems, lighting, and video presentation.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
I emcee, but do NOT talk after every song, unless requested to by client.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
It is customary to feed the entertainment, but no break is required.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
N/A; I play recorded music when I'M "live."
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, I always have backup personnel on call.
What is your overtime rate?
$200 to $300 per hour, depending upon size of equipment setup.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Yes, negotiated into total package quote. I have performed in 5 states and 2 foreign countries and will travel as needed.

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Kathy
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Party Machine helped my daughter's wedding run very smoothly. They were terrific to help 'de-stress' the entire event! Scott Shirley made sure that the sound system was perfect for the ceremony and then did a fantastic job of keeping the reception moving along the time schedule that my daughter had given, but without guests feeling that anything was hurried or rushed. He made sure that all the music was what the bride and groom wanted and had pre-selected. Unlike some DJs that try to steal the limelight or become the entertainment focus, Scott made sure that the attention was on the newly married couple and their family/friends. It was such a FUN party...I heard one of my daughter's friends say..."I want my wedding to be just like this!" High praise from a guest just having a great time.
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Videography
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Katy
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Dear Scott,

I just don't know how to thank you enough. You made our wedding truly special! I cannot imagine anyone more perfect to be the voice of our wedding! Our friends and family always ask who our DJ was, and how we "knew" you. I think that is because from the start you truly were a friend. You sought out each detail, inquired about every vendor, and by the time I sat down in my chair had edited footage of our wedding playing on the roof of our tent... What a memory! I recommend you to anyone and everyone looking for a worry free and perfect day! You're the best!

Thank you,

Katy & Clay Hodges
Services Used: DJ, Videography
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Laura
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Scott was a fantastic DJ at my daughter's wedding. He was very professional,fun, and easy to work with. He really took the time with us to plan the best music for us and the best plan for the entertainment at the reception. We could not have asked for a better DJ. Our family compliments and congratulates Scott on a job well done. We would highly recommend Party Machine!
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Eden
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Scott is the ultimate professional DJ, our reception went off without a hitch because of his flexibility and keen sense of observation. If you’re looking for a veteran DJ Scott is your man! He provided excellent mood lighting and was able to feel the crowd and play the right songs at the right time, plus he takes requests pulled from his giant library of music.

Many thanks and we will never forget the best night of our lives….as of now. ;)
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Edwin
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
My entire family joins me in complimenting you for the very professional, festive, and truly fun job you did at my daughter Eden's wedding. This was all the more impressive, considering that you "jumped in" at the last moment to save the party when someone else abandoned her. Our guests complimented us on your performance, and upon how you succeeded in getting even shy folk out there dancing and having fun celebrating the wedding. Your lighting, sound, and choice of music (in collaboration with the Bride and Groom's wishes) were spot on wonderful. Dawn and I join Eden and Greg is complimenting you on a superb job as DJ and Master of Ceremonies.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Excellent choice! We loved Party Machine!
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Brittany
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
The party machine provided amazing entertainment for our wedding last May! Scott Shirley spent so much time getting to know my husband and I, he truly knew our personalitys. He was able to come up with great ideas that kept our guests on there toes with excitement and great entertainment. It is almost 8 months later and I am still getting complements on how fun and unique our wedding was! I could not have asked for a better DJ! Scott Shirley has the ability to make anyone have fun and fill the dance floor! I recommend using the party machine for any occasion!
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Blaire
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough wonderful things about Party Machine! I didn't have to think about a thing during the reception! They gave us a heads up on every event for the ceremony (first dance, cake cutting, etc) and let us decide if we were ready or needed more time. The music was fantastic! They read the room perfectly! Scott, our DJ, was professional and fun at the same time. I have been to two other events with Party Machine and was equally impressed! Scott customized each wedding to the couple and each event to the host! Pick Party Machine!
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ChristieB54
Wedding:
3/30/2011
5.0/5.0
DJ Scott Shirley did an excellent job at our wedding reception. He is truly a party-master! He made everyone feel comfortable and involved in the celebration. Numerous guests told us that he was the best DJ that they ever had seen. We had a guest generated song list but he did add in some of his own songs. He knew exactly which songs to play and at what time to keep the party going strong.

We also used him for our event lighting. He did LED up-lighting around the perimeter of the room that transformed an already beautiful room into a gorgeous room that had a “lets party” feel. He also did pattern washing on the dance floor and projected a monogram up on a stone wall in the center of the room. The room was absolutely breath-taking!

Scott has years of experience and it shows. People are still talking about how much fun they had at our reception!
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caliwawhite
Wedding:
3/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Scott did and exceptional job DJ'ing our reception. We would definitely use his services again and recommend adding additional items to your package (uplighting, ceiling accents, etc.) We had a blast and the dance floor was packed. Just watched our video and couldn't stop laughing at the dancing - we could not have done it without his services. Thanks again.
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Meagen
Wedding:
1/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Scott is extremely professional and knowledgeable about how to make your wedding reception a success! He met with me on 3 occasions to help tailor an itinerary, music selection, and lighting. Of all the details to worry about on my wedding day, I did NOT have to spend any thought on the DJ! Scott took care of everything! From sound during the ceremony, introduction of the bridal party, toasts, and dancing, Scott handled everything flawlessly. He had the dance floor packed all night, which was quite a challenge since half of the guests were American and the other half from South America! My husband and I had an amazing time! I would recommend Scott to anyone wanting a beautiful evening with absolutely no surprises!
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Javirma
Wedding:
1/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Scott was a real professional. Being hired only a few weeks before the wedding, he stayed on top of things. He waited for us to make the final decisions, and still got what was needed done without a sweat.
When we were in dire need of some music for the ceremony, he didn't hesitate to take on the additional responsibility and had both places looking and sounding spectacular. You couldn't tell he was hired a few weeks before.
At the reception, his crew was marvelous. They were on top of things there. Constantly following up with us to see if everything was ok and if there was anything we needed.
Two weeks later, we still have people asking about the DJ. Also, we still have people talking about how beautiful the ceremony looked and sounded. Everyone's favorite part was the variety of music played during the reception. The mix of upbeat country music for our entrance to the Disney music during dinner to the salsa, hip hop, county and many more eclectic selection of music during the dance. Everyones surprise was the customized gobo lighting that had our personalized design that was taken straight off of our invites. This surprise was a great way to tie everything together.
His recommendations of videographer and photographer were great, as well. Neither the photographer or videographer had worked with each other before, but due to their professionalism it worked out great. Another proof that Scott only works with professionals, making the evening a night to remember without the mishaps.
Overall, I would and have strongly recommended his services to all our friends and family. If you want to have a great night, with NO stress, then hire The Party Machine and his crew.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Scott and his assistant Kyle did a wonderful job! The music was great for our guests, setting, and the mood of our wedding. The uplighting and GOBO projection were beautiful and classy and we got many compliments on the entertainment at the wedding. I'd recommend the Party Machine to others (and already have!).
Services Used: DJ
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Thankful
Wedding:
12/30/2009
5.0/5.0
Scott was the perfect combination of M.C., Dj and Event decorator! By his touch the room was transformed into first a chapel and then into a rockin-Carribean celebration! Intelligent design and alert responsiveness to the needs of the group combined to make our wedding and reception everything we could have hoped for! I recommend this talented man very highly!
Services Used: DJ
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whittledd
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
To say that Scott Shirley was a good DJ would be an understatement! Scott served as DJ, Master of Ceremonies, and reception coordinator. His experience sold us and we couldn't have been more pleased with his services. Our guests are still talking about what a great reception we had. Scott covered every detail, respected our wishes, came up with unique ideas which personalized our reception, and looked good to boot! We're looking for excuses to have another big party just so we can hire him again!
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AJ
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
We had a very non-traditional reception after a destination wedding that Scott DJ'd for us at a friend's home on Lake Worth. We did nothing normal, and it really was just music playing as we all mingled and visited. The music was great and we didn't even provide a list of songs. Scott provided several extras that helped make this party great like a fabulous slideshow of the wedding and all of the lighting for the trees. Towards the end of the evening we had a lot more requests (we love our Randy Rogers and REK) and he stayed a lot later than originally intended. We had many of our friends say that this was the best reception they had ever been to!
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Jaimie
Wedding:
7/19/2009
4.8/5.0
I won a free DJ package with Party Machine Entertainment at the Bass Hall bridal show in July 2008. Scott was very easy to get in contact with and asked all kinds of questions about the unique qualities of our relationship, the theme and style of our wedding, and what kind of music we were looking for. The best thing about my meeting with Scott prior to the wedding was the NO CHEESE sign in his office! It made me feel like I had a vendor that understood my aversion to cheesy typical movie weddings.

During the event, Scott was there when I needed him and not there when I didn't. The music selection was exactly what I hoped for and the introductions for our wedding party were perfect! People were talking about them for weeks after the wedding.

We also rented a projector and screen to run a slideshow on during the reception and the equipment was set up and ready to go when we needed it. Overall, Scott was very professional and his experience in the business was very apparent.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Unique Services
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Jerrie
Wedding:
5/30/2009
4.8/5.0
We have used Scott Shirley for our Daughters Graduation Party and most recently our Daughters Wedding. A GREAT TIME had by all. The dance floor was always full and the music was GREAT!!!
Thanks to Scott for making this evening memorable for everyone.
You will be hearing from me again.
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Willsrc
Wedding:
5/16/2009
4.2/5.0
Scott was great! The sound at the reception was well distributed and he kept our friends and family dancing throughout the night. We were very pleased with him and the night as a whole. We would definitely recommend that you meet with Scott so he can share with you what he has to offer. Technically, Scott appeared to be the most proficient DJ we met with and the day of the wedding he delivered as promised.....no surprises or mishaps. He had a ton of ideas to offer and was willing to customize the reception to our expectations and not his own - unlike some of the other DJs we met with.
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djhutch
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Scott emceed the introduction of our families and our grand entrance to our wedding reception in May. Right as the reception started, it began raining, then pouring (an understatement) so people were hurriedly moved from the rooftop terrace of the Reata into the dome. Scott helped to get everyone laughing and comfortable as the weather got more and more intense.

Our guests had a wonderful time - even though many got wet. It was certainly a day to remember and Scott helped to make it special.
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elreed
Wedding:
4/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Scott was wonderful! He provided a great deal of help with the reception planning and timeline for events. Everyone said they had a great time and all of the guests were dancing until the party was over. You have to take the time to meet with him for all of the planning but it is well worth the commitment, he is a professional and does the job of a pro! We bought the DJ/Videographer package and are very glad we did, Keith did and excellent job with the video, it is hands down the best wedding video I have ever seen. We are very pleased with the services we recieved from both Scott & Keith!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Videography
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Erin
Wedding:
4/11/2009
4.6/5.0
I really loved the idea he brought to the table to reception fun. My guest really enjoyed the interaction. also I like that there was a video included. He would coem to the bride, groom or mother of bride to ask how the scheduling of events was and to make sure everything was running smoothly. He really cared about making my wedding night go just right
Overall, everything turned out wonderfully.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Shalane
Wedding:
5/17/2008
4.5/5.0
Scott was a great addition to our wedding! He was able to meet with my fiance and my family when we were able to come in town from College Station. He met with us to make the timeline, song list, bridal party/family intros, a special video speech, and made a fabulous custom song for our father-daughter dance.

I was looking for two things in a DJ. Someone that would keep the party going and keep all the stress off of my husband and I as far as what was to happen next during the reception. He exceeded our expectations of making all of that happen! We had an amazing, worry free day and had a great party thanks to the Party Machine.
Services Used: DJ
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/19/2008
4.9/5.0
Everyone had a blast at our wedding, and we were so thankful for such a great DJ =) He definitely made it fun and memorable! Scott was also extremely professional and made sure we got what WE wanted, not what was "traditional" or what he had done before.
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Allison
Wedding:
2/9/2008
4.1/5.0
Scott was very flexible meeting with me and my family. Becase we were planning a wedding in Fort Worth and living in College Station, it was difficult to find time to meet, but every time I needed to meet with him, Scott was very willing to open his home to us as a meeting space.

Scott was incredibly proffessional in his dress and demeanor. Plus, he's just an exceptionally nice guy! I felt like he was always willing to work with our ideas as well as share some of his own from past experience.

The only miscommunication we seemed to have was the presentation of the Wedding Party at the beginning of the reception. During the wedding party introductions, we wanted each wedding party member to be introduced as their music played (rather than introduced and then the music played). It made the introductions at the ceremony drag on and it was a bit awkward for the wedding party. Also, I found myself going up to the DJ booth to tell Scott that I wanted to start the next thing. In retrospect, I think I might have gone with a wedding planner to take care of all of that for me. (But then that goes for many of the wedding details...I saw the value of a wedding planner after the fact.)

Scott included almost all the music that Jordan and I requested, while throwing in a few all-time classics, a few cheesy (Brick House, but my guests really got down to it) and a few that I wouldn't have chosen that wound up being my favorite part (That's What Friends Are For: When this song came on, all of my girlfriends and I, plus my girl cousins, aunts, and mom ended up in a cirlcle with our arms around eachother swaying and singing! I thought, man, this song is so silly...and yet I looked around that circle and saw the most important women in my life all gathered together. It was truly special. I bet I teared up in that circle just as much as I teared up during the ceremony! So, thanks for such a special moment, Scott!)

Many of my guests said that it was the most fun wedding they had ever been to! I know that much of that had to do with the music selections and timing of each song. All and all, I'd say Scott did a great job. Plus, one of my guests has a wedding coming up in October and I heard her dad booked him on the spot!
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Krista
Wedding:
6/9/2007
4.2/5.0
Scott was great...very friendly. Sometimes he can be a little hard to get ahold of.
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Barbara
Wedding:
4/21/2007
4.4/5.0
We have used Scott Shirley at the Party Machine for five weddings and a retirement party. Scott keeps the party moving and the guests dancing, playing music that the audience wants to hear and will dance to. He is interactive with the guests and I highly recommend his services.
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AJS
Wedding:
5/6/2000
5.0/5.0
What a great time! Scott and the Party Machine provided sound for my outdoor ceremony, including a microphone for the singer, and music for the reception afterward. The special touches, extra effort and humor really helped to make it a wonderful and memorable evening, for everyone in attendance, young and old alike!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Earl Hauss
Wedding:
9/5/1981
4.9/5.0
Scott has provided DJ services for several family events over the years and he has always been the best. He provided the music for my inlaws 50th wedding annivarsary and my wife's 50th birthday party. He recently provided the music for my nephews wedding on August 23, 2008 in Dallas and again was superb. This was one of the most elaborate and impressive weddings I have ever attended and Scott fit the bill. I would recommend Scott's DJ services without hesitation.
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