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Tall Music

North Vancouver , BC
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North Vancouver, BC CA (map)

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604-218-2020

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Tall Music is a one-man operation; when you call, you speak with me. At your event, I am your DJ. I am personally invested in my clients from start to finish and I do everything that I... Read more
Tall Music is a one-man operation; when you call, you speak with me. At your event, I am your DJ. I am personally invested in my clients from start to finish and I do everything that I can to ensure your event is a success because I want you and your guests to have fun! Finding the right DJ for your event is paramount to its success, this is why I like to meet with prospective clients to set a good foundation for our working relationship, even before the contract is signed.

I have been DJing since 1994 and over the years I have DJ'd a multitude of events, including a six-month contract at the Club Med village on St. Lucia where I was brought in to DJ and operate the nightclub and theatre lighting system.

In addition, I have worked with Pioneer Electronics since 1999 as a DJ, product developer and National Trainer. My expertise has allowed me to travel all over the world to train Pioneer employees, sales-people and DJs alike on DJ equipment and techniques to use it, as well as to provide critical input on the development of future DJ equipment.

There have been many referals from events, but I'm glad to say no repeat-business from my wedding clients! I've provided DJ services for some of my corporate clients for over 10 years and we've established great business relationships. There are many happy stories from the events I've done and I hope to include new ones from your event. Please email or call for more information, a no-obligation quote, or to arrange to meet with me in person.

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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, 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:
I play every style of music to keep feet moving and the dance floor full! I also work with clients to select music in advance to have an idea of their taste and what might work for family and guests.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
Never! Why limit the amount of favourite music you want to hear? I make sure that everyone is having a good time and will use my many years of experience to ensure that the right music is played.
What is your usual attire?
For weddings, I wear a black shirt, tie, and black pants. If a suit jacket is requested, I will wear one. For other events, I will wear attire appropriate to the event or theme, discussing it with the clients first.
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
I will try my various (legal) sources to obtain special requests and if I simply can't find it, then I may ask for the song to be provided.
How many other DJs do you work with?
I am a one-man operation; you get to deal with me from the initial contract to the event. I won't book your event and have another DJ show up to play the music.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
Most events are a minimum of four hours, but I also don't have a maximum.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Absolutely. In fact, I like to meet all my clients before booking to give them a chance to meet me - after all, I'm not an iPod and you're not just hiring my music, you're hiring *me*!
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
None specifically, but given that I live in Vancouver, I have had the opportunity to DJ at weddings for couples of varying ethnicity, and I am always open to learn new traditions or customs.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
I will accept do-not-play lists and even discuss with clients how I handle guests who requests those songs at the event.
Do you bring your own equipment?
I always bring my own equipment, and backup equipment, to ensure a successful event.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Lighting options are available at an extra cost depending on your needs.
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?
I like a minimum of two hours prior to guest arrival however I prefer three to avoid any unexpected delays. I provide my own table.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
It's always nice when a venue has an area for vendors to store equipment or boxes during the event, but it's not necessary.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Never. Your event isn't a corporate-sponsored sports arena and nor should it look like one. I have business cards on my table and that's all!
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
Most of my clients have their own emcee for the evening however I am comfortable making announcements throughout the evening should you wish me to do so. I like to let the music do the "talking."
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
There are many reasons that guests would choose not to dance and every crowd is different, but I would first try switching up the music.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Once I'm on site for an event, I don't take a break. I discuss meal provision with the client depending on the event.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
If I do take a meal break, it's typically while the guests are also eating and a pre-mixed set or playlist would be suitable during that time.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I have not missed an event in 17 years due to injury or illness, but I do have a reliable backup on call should I ever require one.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
I only book one event per day to ensure that I am 100% focussed on one client's event. I also don't subcontract.
What is your overtime rate?
I book all events with "unlimited" hours and thus don't charge for overtime!
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
Local travel is included; out-of-town events have travel costs negotiated prior to booking.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
I require a retainer of 50% of the event fee on booking, the balance is due two weeks prior to the event.

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Alison
Wedding:
11/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Christian was absolutely amazing and worth every penny. Even my husband, who didn't think a DJ was necessary, was raving about what a fantastic DJ Christian was. He was able to meet with us twice before the wedding as well as edit our dance songs so we could practice beforehand. He was there early to setup and had music going when our guests walked in the door. He listened to our likes and dislikes and choose such good music! The uplighting he provided was such a perfect addition to the rest of the décor. He even set up lights on the dance floor. All my guests had such a wonderful time and I got many compliments on the wonderful music.
Christian was absolutely amazing and worth every penny. Even my husband, who didn't think a DJ was necessary, was raving Read more...
Christian was absolutely amazing and worth every penny. Even my husband, who didn't think a DJ was necessary, was raving about what a fantastic DJ Christian was. He was able to meet with us twice before the wedding as well as edit our dance songs so we could practice beforehand. He was there early to setup and had music going when our guests walked in the door. He listened to our likes and dislikes and choose such good music! The uplighting he provided was such a perfect addition to the rest of the décor. He even set up lights on the dance floor. All my guests had such a wonderful time and I got many compliments on the wonderful music. Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I chose Tall Music for our wedding and could not be more pleased with how it turned out. Christian was very flexible and very helpful leading up to, and on the date of, our wedding. He was very professional, and had all the equipment for our wedding, so we didn't need to rent anything additional. When it was time for dancing, all guests agreed that they haven't had more fun dancing. Highly recommended! thanks Christian!
My husband and I chose Tall Music for our wedding and could not be more pleased with how it turned out. Christian was very Read more...
My husband and I chose Tall Music for our wedding and could not be more pleased with how it turned out. Christian was very flexible and very helpful leading up to, and on the date of, our wedding. He was very professional, and had all the equipment for our wedding, so we didn't need to rent anything additional. When it was time for dancing, all guests agreed that they haven't had more fun dancing. Highly recommended! thanks Christian! Read less
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Sasha B.
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Christian was the perfect DJ for our wedding. He knew exactly what we wanted from the day and executed it perfectly! We loved that he stayed in contact with us throughout our entire planning process, always asking if there was anything else we needed from him. He was always very easy to get in touch with and always very quick to respond. We loved the music and the dance floor was always a great time. Thank you very much Christian for making our day so great!
Christian was the perfect DJ for our wedding. He knew exactly what we wanted from the day and executed it perfectly! We Read more...
Christian was the perfect DJ for our wedding. He knew exactly what we wanted from the day and executed it perfectly! We loved that he stayed in contact with us throughout our entire planning process, always asking if there was anything else we needed from him. He was always very easy to get in touch with and always very quick to respond. We loved the music and the dance floor was always a great time. Thank you very much Christian for making our day so great! Read less
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Richard and Tina
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
When we first met Christian, we both knew that we wanted him to be our DJ for our wedding. From our initial meeting until the end of our reception, Christian was very approachable, flexible and professional. He asked us questions about what kind of music we like and explained to us what he thinks would be the best mix. He understood our taste of music and offered suggestions on how to keep the party going. We are very happy with the way he edited our first dance which by the way is a Filipino song.

Our guest had a good time dancing the night away with Christian’s ability to read the crowd. His uplighting added an elegant feel to our wedding reception. He is definitely passionate about his career and it shows through his skills and services.

Thank you Christian for making our day more special!
When we first met Christian, we both knew that we wanted him to be our DJ for our wedding. From our initial meeting until Read more...
When we first met Christian, we both knew that we wanted him to be our DJ for our wedding. From our initial meeting until the end of our reception, Christian was very approachable, flexible and professional. He asked us questions about what kind of music we like and explained to us what he thinks would be the best mix. He understood our taste of music and offered suggestions on how to keep the party going. We are very happy with the way he edited our first dance which by the way is a Filipino song.

Our guest had a good time dancing the night away with Christian’s ability to read the crowd. His uplighting added an elegant feel to our wedding reception. He is definitely passionate about his career and it shows through his skills and services.

Thank you Christian for making our day more special! Read less
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Jana
Wedding:
8/3/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot express enough how great it was working with Christian. He was extremely professional, fun loving and friendly. Has a keen sense of music and is able to mix and match your music selections with ones you may not have even thought of. The dance floor at my wedding reception was full all evening and guests were partying up a storm. I would highly recommend anyone to use Tall Music for your next occasion.
I cannot express enough how great it was working with Christian. He was extremely professional, fun loving and friendly. Read more...
I cannot express enough how great it was working with Christian. He was extremely professional, fun loving and friendly. Has a keen sense of music and is able to mix and match your music selections with ones you may not have even thought of. The dance floor at my wedding reception was full all evening and guests were partying up a storm. I would highly recommend anyone to use Tall Music for your next occasion. Read less
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Anna
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
We can't even begin to describe how happy we were with our decision to hire Christian/Tall Music for our wedding. From the first initial meeting we knew we had to book him. Christian is super knowledgeable and asked us questions about details we hadn't even thought of. During the engagement, Christian was always very prompt with email responses with any questions we had. Having done a few weddings at our venue (Grouse) and knowing the time restrictions for his setup, Christian was in contact with the venue to see if he could get in earlier. He made himself available for our rehearsal which we were thrilled with.
On the actual wedding day, everything went off without a hitch. We told him to use his judgement for dinner music etc and all the selections were perfect. We had our wedding the same day as the Celebration of Lights and the fireworks were visible from our deck. Since Christian had set up speakers outside for our ceremony, he tuned into the radio station that went along with the fireworks for all of our guests to enjoy the full experience. Following the fireworks was when the party started. Any requests that I asked of Christian, he accommodated. We had the party going until the last gondola down the mountain at 1am.
We would gladly and highly recommend Tall Music to anyone looking for a DJ for any event - hands down.
We can't even begin to describe how happy we were with our decision to hire Christian/Tall Music for our wedding. From the Read more...
We can't even begin to describe how happy we were with our decision to hire Christian/Tall Music for our wedding. From the first initial meeting we knew we had to book him. Christian is super knowledgeable and asked us questions about details we hadn't even thought of. During the engagement, Christian was always very prompt with email responses with any questions we had. Having done a few weddings at our venue (Grouse) and knowing the time restrictions for his setup, Christian was in contact with the venue to see if he could get in earlier. He made himself available for our rehearsal which we were thrilled with.
On the actual wedding day, everything went off without a hitch. We told him to use his judgement for dinner music etc and all the selections were perfect. We had our wedding the same day as the Celebration of Lights and the fireworks were visible from our deck. Since Christian had set up speakers outside for our ceremony, he tuned into the radio station that went along with the fireworks for all of our guests to enjoy the full experience. Following the fireworks was when the party started. Any requests that I asked of Christian, he accommodated. We had the party going until the last gondola down the mountain at 1am.
We would gladly and highly recommend Tall Music to anyone looking for a DJ for any event - hands down. Read less
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Josef
Wedding:
11/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Couldn't be happier with Christian's services! Very personable and fun, we danced all night long! Christian was more than accommodating of our schedules (we all traveled from the US) and lack of cell service. Set up phone meetings and since we got into town just days before the wedding, we were able to meet with him the day before. He's very professional and reliable, he made sure all our bases were covered which was important because come wedding time, things are hectic! Thank you again, Christian! Would highly recommend!
Couldn't be happier with Christian's services! Very personable and fun, we danced all night long! Christian was more than Read more...
Couldn't be happier with Christian's services! Very personable and fun, we danced all night long! Christian was more than accommodating of our schedules (we all traveled from the US) and lack of cell service. Set up phone meetings and since we got into town just days before the wedding, we were able to meet with him the day before. He's very professional and reliable, he made sure all our bases were covered which was important because come wedding time, things are hectic! Thank you again, Christian! Would highly recommend! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Christian was excellent and surpassed my expectations of a DJ for my wedding. He kept the music varied and interesting and encouraged guests to dance and added to our party atmosphere. Christian was very professional and his pre-wedding meeting was excellent in setting out expectations and finalizing our music choices for the ceremony and reception.

I would use him again for any event requiring any DJ services and you won't be disappointed!!!!!
Christian was excellent and surpassed my expectations of a DJ for my wedding. He kept the music varied and interesting and Read more...
Christian was excellent and surpassed my expectations of a DJ for my wedding. He kept the music varied and interesting and encouraged guests to dance and added to our party atmosphere. Christian was very professional and his pre-wedding meeting was excellent in setting out expectations and finalizing our music choices for the ceremony and reception.

I would use him again for any event requiring any DJ services and you won't be disappointed!!!!! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Tall Music was the perfect DJ for our wedding. He listened to the type of event and atmosphere we wanted for our ceremony and reception and created it, seemingly effortlessly. We were able to provide our own song preferences and guest requests prior to the event; requests were also taken during the event, and we had guests dancing for 30 minutes after they started to say goodbye to us because the music was that great.
Tall Music was the perfect DJ for our wedding. He listened to the type of event and atmosphere we wanted for our ceremony Read more...
Tall Music was the perfect DJ for our wedding. He listened to the type of event and atmosphere we wanted for our ceremony and reception and created it, seemingly effortlessly. We were able to provide our own song preferences and guest requests prior to the event; requests were also taken during the event, and we had guests dancing for 30 minutes after they started to say goodbye to us because the music was that great. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Christian was very professional. He was very calm and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him for another wedding:)
Christian was very professional. He was very calm and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him for another wedding:)
Christian was very professional. He was very calm and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him for another wedding:) Read less
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