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The Aussie DJ

Oregon City , OR
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Oregon City, OR 97045 US (map)

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503-302-4819

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The Aussie DJ.....Gavin Bruhn

Oregon & Washington's Premier DJ Service

The Wedding Specialist

I started my DJ Career in Melbourne, Australia in 1995.... Read more
The Aussie DJ.....Gavin Bruhn

Oregon & Washington's Premier DJ Service

The Wedding Specialist

I started my DJ Career in Melbourne, Australia in 1995. I then moved to the USA in 1997 on an exchange and spent some time working as a mobile DJ at local radio station Z100. Departed the USA in 1998 to spend some time working the Bar/Club scene in Europe finally returning to Portland in 2000 to become the " AUSSIE DJ"

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What music genres do you specialize in?
Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock
What services do you offer?
Liability Insurance

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Nina
Wedding:
9/10/2016
5.0/5.0
Gavin is amazing! He was our DJ for our Indian wedding which involves a lot of moving parts. We met with him a few times (once in person and the other times via google hangouts) to go over the details of our wedding and were really impressed with his professionalism and his attention to detail. He played the music at exactly the right moment for each portion of our wedding (the Baraat, walking down the aisle, when the Aunties came on stage, when we left the stage all the way through cocktail hour). He kept everyone on the dance floor and at the end of the night all of our guests chanted "one more song!" Gavin obliged and we had an amazing send-off. He was flexible and listened to what we wanted and played off of a list of our music preferences. I couldn't be happier with the service that he provided and would highly recommend him!
Gavin is amazing! He was our DJ for our Indian wedding which involves a lot of moving parts. We met with him a few times Read more...
Gavin is amazing! He was our DJ for our Indian wedding which involves a lot of moving parts. We met with him a few times (once in person and the other times via google hangouts) to go over the details of our wedding and were really impressed with his professionalism and his attention to detail. He played the music at exactly the right moment for each portion of our wedding (the Baraat, walking down the aisle, when the Aunties came on stage, when we left the stage all the way through cocktail hour). He kept everyone on the dance floor and at the end of the night all of our guests chanted "one more song!" Gavin obliged and we had an amazing send-off. He was flexible and listened to what we wanted and played off of a list of our music preferences. I couldn't be happier with the service that he provided and would highly recommend him! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Awesome DJ. He kept the party going and played great music. He was really easy to work with, responsive to email and phone calls. Everybody loved him!
Awesome DJ. He kept the party going and played great music. He was really easy to work with, responsive to email and phone Read more...
Awesome DJ. He kept the party going and played great music. He was really easy to work with, responsive to email and phone calls. Everybody loved him! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Gavin is incredible! He is extremely professional, friendly, and prompt. I got responses very quickly to my questions and he was very easy to communicate with. I was astounded by how organized he was and he helped us figure out a detailed timeline for our day! Gavin has a great ability to read the crowd, and kept people on the dance floor! He also kept things moving and never let there be a lull. People loved his accent and he dressed very nicely. Your DJ really sets the tone for your wedding and you will not be disappointed if you choose him! Everyone keeps telling me how much fun they had at our wedding and that was in large part thanks to him!
Gavin is incredible! He is extremely professional, friendly, and prompt. I got responses very quickly to my questions and Read more...
Gavin is incredible! He is extremely professional, friendly, and prompt. I got responses very quickly to my questions and he was very easy to communicate with. I was astounded by how organized he was and he helped us figure out a detailed timeline for our day! Gavin has a great ability to read the crowd, and kept people on the dance floor! He also kept things moving and never let there be a lull. People loved his accent and he dressed very nicely. Your DJ really sets the tone for your wedding and you will not be disappointed if you choose him! Everyone keeps telling me how much fun they had at our wedding and that was in large part thanks to him! Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
8/22/2015
5.0/5.0
Gavin was amazing to work with. He was very professional which is exactly what my wife and I were looking for. He had great ideas and suggestions that made our wedding so much fun and his music choices were great, everyone was dancing all night at our wedding.
Gavin was amazing to work with. He was very professional which is exactly what my wife and I were looking for. He had Read more...
Gavin was amazing to work with. He was very professional which is exactly what my wife and I were looking for. He had great ideas and suggestions that made our wedding so much fun and his music choices were great, everyone was dancing all night at our wedding. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
Gavin was a great DJ.
He was very easy to work with and very professional.
He was flexible in accounting for the outdoor ceremony location and played the music we requested.

I left the dance music up to him and he did a fabulous job. The Dance floor was always full. He did a great job at announcements and ensuring everyone knew where they needed to be.

He made sure our day was truly special for us.
I won't absolutely recommend him.
Gavin was a great DJ.
He was very easy to work with and very professional.
He was flexible in accounting for the Read more...
Gavin was a great DJ.
He was very easy to work with and very professional.
He was flexible in accounting for the outdoor ceremony location and played the music we requested.

I left the dance music up to him and he did a fabulous job. The Dance floor was always full. He did a great job at announcements and ensuring everyone knew where they needed to be.

He made sure our day was truly special for us.
I won't absolutely recommend him. Read less
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Joni
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
Gavin is a fantastic DJ. He helped us plan the sequence of events for the reception, meeting with us twice before the wedding. Everything went so smoothly. He had all the right equipment for our video, mics for the judge (who spoke at the reception) and a few impromptu solos! He had good ideas for fun games and special dances. He's really good at reading the crowd and knowing what type of music to play to keep people dancing. We booked him until midnight and when we tried to shut things down, people were chanting "one more dance"!! And he has that adorable Australian accent to boot! Hire Gavin for your event -- he's the best!
Gavin is a fantastic DJ. He helped us plan the sequence of events for the reception, meeting with us twice before the Read more...
Gavin is a fantastic DJ. He helped us plan the sequence of events for the reception, meeting with us twice before the wedding. Everything went so smoothly. He had all the right equipment for our video, mics for the judge (who spoke at the reception) and a few impromptu solos! He had good ideas for fun games and special dances. He's really good at reading the crowd and knowing what type of music to play to keep people dancing. We booked him until midnight and when we tried to shut things down, people were chanting "one more dance"!! And he has that adorable Australian accent to boot! Hire Gavin for your event -- he's the best! Read less
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Iris
Wedding:
9/13/2014
4.8/5.0
Gavin was the DJ for my wedding in September, and my husband and I were very satisfied with everything he did for us. I planned everything from New York, but we were able to communicate easily via Skype and email. He was very organized throughout the whole process, and he paid close attention to the songs we liked and didn't like and to our preferences for scheduling and flow of the reception.

I needed help editing the song for my processional, and Gavin was very willing to do it for me. It took a few back and forths to make it sound smooth and natural, but I really appreciated his effort and patience.

Gavin was a great MC during our reception, guiding us from each phase to the next very smoothly, and in an entertaining way. Our guests had a great time during the shoe game, and he was totally on-board when we wanted to incorporate our own trivia questions too. We danced for hours with a full-floor of people the whole time and never felt a lull in the atmosphere or music. Thank you, Gavin!
Gavin was the DJ for my wedding in September, and my husband and I were very satisfied with everything he did for us. I Read more...
Gavin was the DJ for my wedding in September, and my husband and I were very satisfied with everything he did for us. I planned everything from New York, but we were able to communicate easily via Skype and email. He was very organized throughout the whole process, and he paid close attention to the songs we liked and didn't like and to our preferences for scheduling and flow of the reception.

I needed help editing the song for my processional, and Gavin was very willing to do it for me. It took a few back and forths to make it sound smooth and natural, but I really appreciated his effort and patience.

Gavin was a great MC during our reception, guiding us from each phase to the next very smoothly, and in an entertaining way. Our guests had a great time during the shoe game, and he was totally on-board when we wanted to incorporate our own trivia questions too. We danced for hours with a full-floor of people the whole time and never felt a lull in the atmosphere or music. Thank you, Gavin! Read less
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Kerri
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved Gavin! He is a fantastic DJ. He is very organized and worked with us ahead of time to make sure he had all the info he needed about songs, toasts, name pronunciations etc. Day of he was dressed professionally. He was flexible but very instrumental in helping keep the wedding timing/schedule going. The sound for the ceremony was perfect. The music was perfect. He played all the songs we wanted and mixed them with other songs to keep the party going! The dance floor was packed!! We also did what he calls the Shoe Game instead of a traditional bouquet/garter toss. It was a big hit with friends and family because it was different and hilarious. You cannot go wrong with Gavin as a DJ. Many friends at their weddings have been bummed because their DJ's sucked and no one danced. Gavin knows how to DJ a great wedding!
We absolutely loved Gavin! He is a fantastic DJ. He is very organized and worked with us ahead of time to make sure he had Read more...
We absolutely loved Gavin! He is a fantastic DJ. He is very organized and worked with us ahead of time to make sure he had all the info he needed about songs, toasts, name pronunciations etc. Day of he was dressed professionally. He was flexible but very instrumental in helping keep the wedding timing/schedule going. The sound for the ceremony was perfect. The music was perfect. He played all the songs we wanted and mixed them with other songs to keep the party going! The dance floor was packed!! We also did what he calls the Shoe Game instead of a traditional bouquet/garter toss. It was a big hit with friends and family because it was different and hilarious. You cannot go wrong with Gavin as a DJ. Many friends at their weddings have been bummed because their DJ's sucked and no one danced. Gavin knows how to DJ a great wedding! Read less
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Whitney
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
The only DJ you should be thinking about is Gavin, the Aussie DJ. He was absolutely fantastic, he was professional through the interviewing process (and we interviewed a lot of DJ's) and when we did hire him, he kept being professional; he always responded to all of our emails and kept track of all the songs we loved, he called us to clear up any details and most importantly he kept the party going till midnight. He showed up on time and had all of his gear ready to go an hour before the ceremony even started. Everyone keeps telling us how much fun they had and how our wedding was the best wedding they've ever attended, picking Gavin is a must! We came across Gavin when we were searching venue's, owners at different venue's kept bringing up the same DJ- Gavin, they kept saying how they had experienced a wedding with him as the DJ and how fun he was. Remember a DJ can either make or break your wedding experience, picking Gavin was one our best choices for the wedding day!
The only DJ you should be thinking about is Gavin, the Aussie DJ. He was absolutely fantastic, he was professional through Read more...
The only DJ you should be thinking about is Gavin, the Aussie DJ. He was absolutely fantastic, he was professional through the interviewing process (and we interviewed a lot of DJ's) and when we did hire him, he kept being professional; he always responded to all of our emails and kept track of all the songs we loved, he called us to clear up any details and most importantly he kept the party going till midnight. He showed up on time and had all of his gear ready to go an hour before the ceremony even started. Everyone keeps telling us how much fun they had and how our wedding was the best wedding they've ever attended, picking Gavin is a must! We came across Gavin when we were searching venue's, owners at different venue's kept bringing up the same DJ- Gavin, they kept saying how they had experienced a wedding with him as the DJ and how fun he was. Remember a DJ can either make or break your wedding experience, picking Gavin was one our best choices for the wedding day! Read less
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ALICIA
Wedding:
6/28/2014
2.5/5.0
When we first met Gavin we knew we wanted to use him since he was so nice & suggested we do the shoe game. We worked with him to get the song choices for the wedding events & met with him the week prior to the wedding. We let him know that we wanted a very latin-focused & he said that he’d be able to provide that if we sent him a music list. We also said that we wanted only current music played as we wouldn’t have a lot of older people as guests.

During the wedding he played exactly what we wanted for the ceremony, dinner and other events. However during the dancing portion of the night, he didn’t play much of our wedding list & they weren’t all from the current top 40 list, which we had discussed. Later on I found out one of the songs he played was from Michael Jackson because a groomsman requested it, which we were not aware of. And another guest let us know that they were looking through his book & requested a song but he said that he didn’t have it but if she had it on her phone that he could play it.

All in all he was great to work with but I wish he would have stuck to the provided music & current songs as we had talked about & that I would have made a list of all the top 40 songs to play. But I didn’t want be over-bearing. I know the guests weren’t the dancing type but either way some of the songs played were older which we were not interested in.

We thought he was a great emcee & would recommend him to DJ average weddings but if you want a very specific feel or Latin-focused, definitely look around or push hard to make that be known & to not deviate during the reception.
When we first met Gavin we knew we wanted to use him since he was so nice & suggested we do the shoe game. We worked with Read more...
When we first met Gavin we knew we wanted to use him since he was so nice & suggested we do the shoe game. We worked with him to get the song choices for the wedding events & met with him the week prior to the wedding. We let him know that we wanted a very latin-focused & he said that he’d be able to provide that if we sent him a music list. We also said that we wanted only current music played as we wouldn’t have a lot of older people as guests.

During the wedding he played exactly what we wanted for the ceremony, dinner and other events. However during the dancing portion of the night, he didn’t play much of our wedding list & they weren’t all from the current top 40 list, which we had discussed. Later on I found out one of the songs he played was from Michael Jackson because a groomsman requested it, which we were not aware of. And another guest let us know that they were looking through his book & requested a song but he said that he didn’t have it but if she had it on her phone that he could play it.

All in all he was great to work with but I wish he would have stuck to the provided music & current songs as we had talked about & that I would have made a list of all the top 40 songs to play. But I didn’t want be over-bearing. I know the guests weren’t the dancing type but either way some of the songs played were older which we were not interested in.

We thought he was a great emcee & would recommend him to DJ average weddings but if you want a very specific feel or Latin-focused, definitely look around or push hard to make that be known & to not deviate during the reception. Read less
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The Aussie DJ responded with the following comments:

I was extremely surprised at these comments when I heard from Alicia. The wedding was a small intimate affair with about 30 guests plus the bridal party and went very smoothly, I enjoyed working with them both. I spoke briefly with Alicia after the wedding and was unaware of any dissatisfaction. I wasn't approached at any point during the reception requesting I change the music. I was provided with a large list of latin music (about 30 songs) which I obtained/purchased and was told that she would like a lot of current hits too. I played every latin song from her list (although a few were played during dinner) and everything else was post 2000. I did play a Michael Jackson song "Billie Jean" as it was requested by one of the guests. The dance floor was empty so I thought it may generate some dancing. In hindsight I should have gone to Alicia for her approval. This was my mistake, and I did apologise for this via email after her event.
One of the guests requested a Pitbull song that I did not have, it was not one of Pitbull's hits but luckily someone had it on an iphone so I was able to play it. Another guest requested the latest Robin Thicke song"Get her Back" which I did not have. This song was not a top 50 hit and was not in my music catalogue. Some of the artists I played during the dance portion of the evening were Pitbull ,Macklemore ,Snoop ,FloRida ,Usher, Pharrel Williams, Iggy Azalea, Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, PSY, Trey Songz etc. I was surprised at her disapproval of the playlist as she requested it. I do keep the playlist from all of my events to prevent any post wedding confusion of what was played during the evening. I offered to supply Alicia with the playlist. I was surprised by her low ratings for value and flexibility. I gave them a good discount to accommodate their budget and also performed the ceremony in light drizzle with the help of a number of umbrella's to protect my equipment. I thought I went above and beyond to make my clients happy.

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