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Partytime DJ's

Columbia , SC

LOCATION

Columbia, SC US 29201 (map)

PHONE

803-779-1003

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

SOUTH CAROLINA’S LARGEST DJ SERVICE! We represent some of the most entertaining DJ’s in the State, but also, DJ’s for brides with a tight budget. We have the right DJ for your needs. The... Read more
SOUTH CAROLINA’S LARGEST DJ SERVICE! We represent some of the most entertaining DJ’s in the State, but also, DJ’s for brides with a tight budget. We have the right DJ for your needs. The DJ you select will personally meet with you and customize the reception to YOUR specific needs. Order of events, music, announcements, specialty dances.....it’s all in yourcontrol. Most Hotels, Caterers, Photographers put Partytime DJ’s at the top of their "Preferred Vendor List".....something we’re very proud of. From the best DJ’s in the State to DJ’s for a tightly-budgeted event...we have the perfect DJ for your next party. Call or email for a custom quote...and lots of references.
Dave Gilbert
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band, Classic Rock, Country, Dance, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
Most of our DJ's can do any type party; Some are more specialized than others. At a Wedding, it's best to have a "well rounded" DJ, capable of being unobtrusive, and then "interactive", depending on the mood and timing of the party.
What is your usual attire?
Tuxedo
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
We're usually able to get any song.
How many other DJs do you work with?
We have 12 DJ's
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
3 hours
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes!
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
Yes, we've done Greek, Italian, Indian, Korean, Hispanic, Jewish Weddings
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Minimal Lighting is recommended at a Wedding.
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?
60-90 minutes
Do you have any extra space requirements?
If you'd like the "Media Show" we'll need room for a projector and screen.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
We "direct" the reception with announcements, keeping the "chatter" to a minimum. You gotta know when to talk and when to "shut it".
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
No
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
N/A
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Almost everyday we have one DJ on call.
What is your overtime rate?
$100 per hour
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Flexible

REVIEWS

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Kaitlyn
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have asked for a better DJ & DJ service than Mike Lockaby with Partytime DJ's! He helped me with just about everything I can imagine. He had tons of advice & input when it came to picking songs for different occasions. He went above & beyond my expectations & therefore my wedding & reception was absolutely PERFECT! Wouldn't recommend anyone else except Partytime DJ's!
You won't regret it!
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, DJ, Lighting & Decor, Unique Services
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Ashley
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
We selected Dave for our wedding DJ and he was incredible! Not only did he bring all his dj equipment, he supplied us with 30 wireless lights for up lighting around the venue, all of which he set up on his own. His set up also included a projector and flashes for live pictures throughout the night. It's obvious Dave is a master of his business. He kept the party going all night and did not hesitate to join us on the dance floor. Not only did he exceed our expectations as a DJ, we were later informed that he stayed and helped the family clean before leaving. Dave made our perfect night that much better and we could not be more thankful for him. We highly recommend Dave and Partytime DJs!
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Lynette
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired Ronny Lane from Partytime DJ's for my daughter's wedding on 04/13/13. He ran the sound and music for the ceremony as well as the reception. He was AWESOME!! The sound quality was outstanding. He was very professional, fun, and upbeat. The dance floor wasn't empty at all the whole night, which is highly unusual for a wedding reception with no alcohol! But he made it so fun, no one wanted to stop dancing. The game he had the happy couple play during the reception was so fun for both the couple and the guests watching. He came highly recommended by our photographer, who we also loved. We are so glad he recommended Ronny! He made the reception absolutely perfect!
Services Used: DJ
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Lauren
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
I was with so impressed and happy with the service Partime DJ's provided. TJ was the DJ for our ceremony and reception and he was PERFECT. The ceremony music
was wonderful and on time without any hiccups. The reception was amazing, TJ really listened to what I wanted about keeping the music more mellow first off while saying hi to everyone and while the grandparents were still around. Then he cranked it up with a line dance to get everyone on the floor, and no one left the dance floor all night long!!! He allowed people to make requests and learned some of my guests names and especially my sisters name and called her out on the dance floor a couple of times (she might have been the hit of
the wedding with her dance moves!). He worked with my Dad to surprise me with a dad/daughter dance and he even started my husband and my song over when we got on the dance floor a little late. All our guests said that this was the best wedding they've been too, and some even specified and said from a dancing stand point this was the best dance party they've had since they can remember. TJ really made our special day even more wonderful!
Services Used: DJ
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killerpenguins05
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Dave was our DJ. He did a great job getting our stubborn guests on the dance floor. We even had the moms out there! It was awesome. Everyone really had a great time. I'm glad we chose to go with a professional DJ versus just an iPod. We probably would not have had ANY dancing then! I'm so grateful that he was there. ps: Dave, you need new photos! You need to showcase your new look!!! :)
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Partytime DJ's responded with the following comments:

haha...thanks Katie! You're right. And thanks for the comments. I still laugh about the Facebook Update on the Dancefloor. You might be starting a new tradition!!!!
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brittanydodgen
Wedding:
11/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Originally my budget conscious husband and i were going to create a playlist for the reception and just rent a sound system in order to save some money. But at the urgings of my planner, we decided to look into hiring a dj. Partytime DJs and Rob Elwood were fantastic. They played the music for our ceremony as well as our reception. We played nontraditional music for the ceremony and took several suggestions from Dave Gilbert, our main contact with Partytime. We have gotten SOO many compliments on our ceremony music, its unbelievable. People LOVED that they could relate to the music and knew the words to the songs. And we even saw Rob running around with a camera to snag a couple great shots! Teamwork is the name of the game with these guys. Then the reception started. Rob created so much energy and kept everyone entertained with fun dances and games all night long. He is truly talented!! Partytime offers a package that includes a slideshow to be shown throughout the reception that incudes pictures of the bride and groom throughout their relationship but also throughout the night they upload pictures taken from the ceremony/reception! Guests LOVED that they were able to see the pictures immediately. Some people were even able to appreciate moments that they'd missed throughout the night. I can honestly say hiring Partytime DJs was money very VERY well spent. Their rates are AMAZING and the quality of entertainment you get is second to absolutely none.
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Emily
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Rob Elwood was awesome! I couldn't have asked for a better dj- we had so much fun!
Services Used: DJ
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lmv135
Wedding:
3/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Nick did such an awesome job at a wedding I attended a few months ago. My friends son got married in Vegas so they decided to have a party to celebrate the marraige. According to him, he had contacted Nick only because he had heard so many good things about him when he asked around. The "reception" was outstanding. He took great photos and showed music videos on a screen which I had never seen before anywhere! Since most of us were in our late 30's and over, we really weren't the kind of people who just dance, but Nick got on the dance floor and danced with everybody and showed us "older people" what to do.
I have never been to such a wedding in my life and I look forward to seeing him at a co-workers wedding on July 4th! You were great Nick Pinelli!
Services Used: DJ, Photography, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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coxse
Wedding:
4/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Tony at Party time was awesome! He helped our guests have a great time and he was super easy to get along with! Tony met with us in advance and made everything super special!
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EliCrawford
Wedding:
12/31/2008
5.0/5.0
Dave, the owner/operator, was our DJ. He did the reception, as well as the music for our ceremony. He was great fun, a very interative DJ, and got everyone involved. Our guest list was modest, we had about 50 people there, but he kept the party going until after midnight. We had our wedding on New Year's Eve, and Dave made it extra special by tying into the Times Square ball dropping, so all of our guest could see. He worked with the photographer, and was able to flash pictures of the ceremony and bridal party on his big screen tv/monitor. He played a variety of music, was very resonsive to our ideas, and made some wonderful suggestions for us. PartyTime also provided lots of different props to make the party really stand out, like special hats for dances. We would definitely recommend anyone to use PartyTime if the truly want a memorable event!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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ccj
Wedding:
6/9/2007
5.0/5.0
We worked with Mike Lockaby of Partytime Dj's and he was wonderful! He took all of our suggestions and helped us with any questions that we had. He was very entertaining and encouraged everyone to get on the dance floor. He did a great job with playing the different types of music we wanted at the different times of the evening.
Services Used: Band
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shmorrison
Wedding:
3/17/2007
5.0/5.0
THEY WERE AWESOME!!! Party Time DJ's did our rehearsal dinner, wedding, and reception. We were so pleased with them. We would ask them again to do any party.
Services Used: DJ
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Joyce
Wedding:
3/15/2007
5.0/5.0
The band was great! They arrived on time and played wonderfully! They also played songs that my guests requested and refused to take any tips and were professional the whole day!
Services Used: Band
Partytime DJ's responded with the following comments:

"Band" is a typo. We are all DJ's.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Jay Book did An amazing job DJing our wedding! Not only did he step in last minute do to other issues but he was such a great help that day! We ran way ahead of schedule so he bumped everything up for us and kept the wedding/party going. He got everyone on the dance floor with his choice of music and had no problems with the requests I had. I honestly don't think our reception would of gone as smooth as it did without Jay! I highly recommend Jay & Party Time.
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/20/2010
4.8/5.0
Partytime DJ's is awesome and I would recommend them to anyone needing a great DJ. Mike Lockaby was the DJ for our wedding reception a few weeks ago. He is super nice and friendly, and very easy to get along with. We met with him the week of the wedding and went over song choices and how I wanted the evening to run. He had great suggestions for me when I didn't have a song choice picked out (ex-bridal party/bride and groom entrance, bouquet/garter toss, etc.). In some cases he even pulled a song up on his iPad so we could hear the song he was referring to for a suggestion. At the reception, Mike was full of fun and energy and really kept the party going. I had several comments afterward from guests about how great the DJ was! He really encouraged everyone to dance and there were people out on the dance floor that I would have never believed would get out and dance! Also, we did not have any kind of wedding planner or coordinator for the reception and Mike was great at running the reception and signaling me when it was about time to do the next thing (cake cutting, bouquet toss, etc...) Overall a great experience!! Thank you for making a wedding reception awesome!
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Leigh
Wedding:
3/16/2013
4.7/5.0
Tony with Party Time DJs was amazing! He truly kept the party going, played all the right music and made everyone (especially myself and my husband!) enjoy the night! They also provided the photobooth which everyone enjoyed. They posted all the pictures online for all the guests to enjoy.
Services Used: DJ, Rentals & Photobooths
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xfiftyfour
Wedding:
8/6/2010
4.7/5.0
Dave made the party hop! Everyone had a blast - exactly what we wanted! We gave him few directions (the only songs we dictated were our first dance and the mother/son dance) and really let him put his expertise to work. He read the crowd perfectly and had everyone (even guests we never thought would!) up and dancing. I've gotten nothing but complements on his professionalism and performance - and have had several guests ask for his info! Also, if you're hesitant about the media package (I was) - DON'T BE. It was seriously one of the coolest aspects of our wedding and everyone loved seeing their pictures up on the screen. A serious neat factor!

One thing I will warn you about is that he can be a little hard to get ahold of/forgetful before the event.. I'm sure he's a busy man, but this can sometimes be frustrating as a bride-to-be.. but be patient - he's very reliable when it counts and he definitely won't disappoint. Thanks again, Dave! Honestly the most fun I've ever had!!
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Partytime DJ's responded with the following comments:

Thanks Meghan and Matt! Yeah, just too many irons in the fire...I need to slow down a bit. Thanks for your reference.
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HeLovesMe
Wedding:
11/14/2009
4.6/5.0
They have a great selection of music. The DJs were always upbeat at bridal shows and over the phone. They keep the party moving and love it if you have a themed event!
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LEPA
Wedding:
11/15/2009
4.5/5.0
DJ Dave did a great job, but I can't say that I felt his service was tailored more to meet my needs than it was a generic - meet everyone's needs. This wasn't a big issue, though. He was great, bringing me drinks whenever I couldn't make it to the bar, myself. The only real problem I had was that I'd specifically said that I didn't want a bridal party dance...and he did a bridal party dance. Oh well...overall, he was great!
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Partytime DJ's responded with the following comments:

Don't want you to think I was trying to get the Bride Drunk. I've noticed the B/G never get a chance to get a refreshing drink right after the ceremony, so if I see this happening (I'm not doing a whole lot at this time) I bring them one. Sorry about the Bridal Party Dance. I would never have done this if it were on the planner. Somehow this was missed if you told me. Lastly.... Although I do take into account the specific needs of the B/G, I have to keep 200 people dancing at the event. It's hard to please everyone's musical needs. Party on! DJ Dave
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JulieASC
Wedding:
7/3/2010
4.4/5.0
The guests loved him, and everyone danced all night. Dave was not showy at all and kept things moving. He abided by my “do not play list” and asked my permission during the night if a certain song was ok, which I thought that was nice. He certainly listened to me during the wedding and acted professional. However, he was horrible/impossible to get in touch with after we booked him--I’ll spare the details, but the end results was he used the wrong song list and played the wrong first dance, mother-son dance, group dance, and last dance. That was a bummer for me (still is), but the guests didn’t notice. Also, on the form I asked that he not play anything raunchy, and he played "Strokin" which is exactly what you think it's about. Would I book him again? Yes, probably. Do I recommend him? Yes. Four months later and after going to other weddings, my guests still talk about what a great DJ he was. He got the "flow."
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Partytime DJ's responded with the following comments:

Wow, I'm glad I rocked the party, but this is the first time I've heard anythign about "playing the wrong first dances". I'm completely floored...this is a huge blunder, and quite frankly, it's almost impossible...we keep a Planning Form with dates, locations, names prominently on top. I honestly don't see how it's possible. Yes, I'm sometimes hard to reach...I'm correcting this...getting some secretarial help.
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inimnijeni
Wedding:
8/11/2007
4.4/5.0
I had a bit of a hard time contacting PartyTime to book them, but after that hassle was out of the way I was completely pleased with my decision! DJ Dave was so fun and really added a special touch to the reception. When we wanted it calm and intimate he was there for us, and when we were ready to party he was raring to go!! The guests really liked him and the music he played. We were on the dance floor all night and I even saw some people I didn't expect breaking it down and letting loose! He really helped lead the reception events and kept it upbeat and fun. I would definately recommend Partytime to anyone looking for a wonderful and professional wedding DJ!!
Services Used: DJ
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lauraleigh
Wedding:
6/17/2006
3.4/5.0
I knew I wanted to work with PartyTime and met Mike Lockaby (our DJ) at one of the local bridal fairs. I booked with him on the spot, but it was some time before I received a contract in the mail. When you try to contact PartyTime, it goes directly to the owner's voicemail and you have to wait for him to call you back.
I met with Mike a week before the wedding to go over the playlist and details. Even though he was a half hour late, the meeting went well and he gave me lots of options and took his time with me. He agreed to come to our rehearsal since my sister-in-law would be singing to a cd he would be playing during our outdoor ceremony. However, he never showed at the rehearsal and didn't answer his cell phone.
I was busy getting ready on our wedding day, but others told me that he arrived early and went over the solo with my sister-in-law prior to the ceremony. Music during the ceremony and reception was great. The only thing I didn't like is that he referred to my dancing with my brother as the father/daughter dance, even though I explained to him that it would be my brother, not my father.
He was very intent on the music being what we wanted and made sure any crazy requests (conga line, etc) were approved by us before he would play them. That was appreciated.
He went above and beyond, by matching his tux to our wedding colors and by doing a number on the floor where he sang the Grease theme song to my bridesmaids (they were in pink dresses and we called them my pink ladies).
I would definitely recommend PartyTime and Mike, but be sure you have everything outlined in your contract, as well as reliable contact information for them.
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Partytime DJ's responded with the following comments:

We apologize for sometimes being hard to "get in touch with". All of our DJ's have full time jobs during the week but when it comes to your event, I can assure you, we are 100 percent reliable. You will always have our cell phone numbers.
Dave

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