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The Aussie DJ

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

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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 are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Pop, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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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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Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
As a bride, it was scary stepping into the unfamiliar waters of wedding planning, even more so considering that I had no experience with DJs and had no idea what to expect.

When my husband and I met with Gavin, we were instantly at ease and impressed with his professionalism, musical taste, and his ample resources of fun and entertaining games. That he has an awesome Austrailian accent is merely icing on the cake. The worksheets he gave us helped us select the music necessary for the event, and included every detail down to the Grand Entrance and Cake Cutting songs. He created a detailed timeline and helped the entire event flow smoothly, even with the half hour delay we experienced with the wedding ceremony.

Our guests are still complimenting us on his renditions of the Shoe Game and Anniversary Dance. Thank you, Gavin! You were a pleasure to work with, and made our event memorable for years to come!
As a bride, it was scary stepping into the unfamiliar waters of wedding planning, even more so considering that I had no Read more...
As a bride, it was scary stepping into the unfamiliar waters of wedding planning, even more so considering that I had no experience with DJs and had no idea what to expect.

When my husband and I met with Gavin, we were instantly at ease and impressed with his professionalism, musical taste, and his ample resources of fun and entertaining games. That he has an awesome Austrailian accent is merely icing on the cake. The worksheets he gave us helped us select the music necessary for the event, and included every detail down to the Grand Entrance and Cake Cutting songs. He created a detailed timeline and helped the entire event flow smoothly, even with the half hour delay we experienced with the wedding ceremony.

Our guests are still complimenting us on his renditions of the Shoe Game and Anniversary Dance. Thank you, Gavin! You were a pleasure to work with, and made our event memorable for years to come! Read less
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Jaime
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Gavin is an awesome wedding DJ- he even had some great recommendations for our other vendors. He made sure we had a really fun reception and exceeded all of our expectations- our wedding was the literally the best time of my life and it was due to Gavin's expertise- he's a virtuoso in his field!
Gavin is an awesome wedding DJ- he even had some great recommendations for our other vendors. He made sure we had a really Read more...
Gavin is an awesome wedding DJ- he even had some great recommendations for our other vendors. He made sure we had a really fun reception and exceeded all of our expectations- our wedding was the literally the best time of my life and it was due to Gavin's expertise- he's a virtuoso in his field! Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
We could not have been more happy with how great of a job Gavin did at our wedding! He did an excellent job playing music that everyone liked, as well as being the MC for our wedding. Very professional, as well as flexible. A short notice rain storm moved through our wedding, and he moved all of his equipment and had it up and running in a different location in very short time. Gavin made it apparent from the beginning that it was our day and he would do things the way we wanted. I have been to dozens of weddings in my day. I would say our wedding had the best music and had the most people dancing on the dance floor than any other wedding I have been to. Highly recommended!! I promise you will not be disappointed.
We could not have been more happy with how great of a job Gavin did at our wedding! He did an excellent job playing music Read more...
We could not have been more happy with how great of a job Gavin did at our wedding! He did an excellent job playing music that everyone liked, as well as being the MC for our wedding. Very professional, as well as flexible. A short notice rain storm moved through our wedding, and he moved all of his equipment and had it up and running in a different location in very short time. Gavin made it apparent from the beginning that it was our day and he would do things the way we wanted. I have been to dozens of weddings in my day. I would say our wedding had the best music and had the most people dancing on the dance floor than any other wedding I have been to. Highly recommended!! I promise you will not be disappointed. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Gavin did an incredible job! Very professional, easy to work with. He wants to make sure that you enjoy your day! Couldn't recommend any higher. If you want an outstanding DJ who will play outstanding music and make your day stress free...pick gavin.
Gavin did an incredible job! Very professional, easy to work with. He wants to make sure that you enjoy your day! Couldn't Read more...
Gavin did an incredible job! Very professional, easy to work with. He wants to make sure that you enjoy your day! Couldn't recommend any higher. If you want an outstanding DJ who will play outstanding music and make your day stress free...pick gavin. Read less
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lisa_gee
Wedding:
7/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Gavin is fantastic to work with. In fact, he was the only DJ that my husband and I had interviewed; after our first meeting, I went against all the advice about interviewing multiple people because we thought he was so great, came highly recommended by our wedding coordinator, and we just didn't want somebody else to scoop him up. That was a great decision!

Admittedly, my family are not huge dancers at all (especially my mother's side of the family; I've never seen most of them EVER dance). However, Gavin did a great job to pick the right tunes to encourage people to get on the dance floor and have fun. He also gave some guidance on what kind of music to use to encourage people to dance, and I cannot thank him enough for that help. :)
Gavin is fantastic to work with. In fact, he was the only DJ that my husband and I had interviewed; after our first Read more...
Gavin is fantastic to work with. In fact, he was the only DJ that my husband and I had interviewed; after our first meeting, I went against all the advice about interviewing multiple people because we thought he was so great, came highly recommended by our wedding coordinator, and we just didn't want somebody else to scoop him up. That was a great decision!

Admittedly, my family are not huge dancers at all (especially my mother's side of the family; I've never seen most of them EVER dance). However, Gavin did a great job to pick the right tunes to encourage people to get on the dance floor and have fun. He also gave some guidance on what kind of music to use to encourage people to dance, and I cannot thank him enough for that help. :) Read less
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Janis
Wedding:
6/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Fun and fantastic DJ! Highly professional and organized - top pick!
Fun and fantastic DJ! Highly professional and organized - top pick!
Fun and fantastic DJ! Highly professional and organized - top pick! Read less
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Andi
Wedding:
6/25/2011
4.9/5.0
I'm so thrilled we found Gavin to DJ our wedding reception. We were looking for a DJ to meet our needs (not a DJ who would make our wedding the MC show!) and Gavin was perfect. He is very experienced and professional and was able to anticipate the different needs on the night so that we were prepared. He accommodated all of our music requests and kept everyone on the dance floor the whole night. I would wholeheartedly recommend him!
I'm so thrilled we found Gavin to DJ our wedding reception. We were looking for a DJ to meet our needs (not a DJ who would Read more...
I'm so thrilled we found Gavin to DJ our wedding reception. We were looking for a DJ to meet our needs (not a DJ who would make our wedding the MC show!) and Gavin was perfect. He is very experienced and professional and was able to anticipate the different needs on the night so that we were prepared. He accommodated all of our music requests and kept everyone on the dance floor the whole night. I would wholeheartedly recommend him! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Gavin (owner and DJ) is awesome! From the first time we met for a consultation/bid I felt totally at ease. He has been a DJ for many years, and he really knows his business inside and out. He customized a bid for us, and was helpuful during the entire planning process. His rate was really reasonable, and he was flexible with which services we needed and how much time we needed, too. He's the owner and sole employee, and he really cares about his clients so you're guranteed to get grade A service. We gave him a list of the kinds of songs we like, and also some things we didn't want played. We also gave him some MP3 files and a playlist for part of the evening, since we hade some obscure Jazz. At one point my husband called him over to say he could supplement with his own music if ours ran out, and Gavin replied that he alreayd had. The transition was so seamless that we hadn't even noticed!
Gavin kept us on schedule, and had everyone dancing. After the wedding we got a hand-written note of congratulations in the mail from him. I highly recommend hiring him, he's a true pro and a very nice guy.
Gavin (owner and DJ) is awesome! From the first time we met for a consultation/bid I felt totally at ease. He has been a Read more...
Gavin (owner and DJ) is awesome! From the first time we met for a consultation/bid I felt totally at ease. He has been a DJ for many years, and he really knows his business inside and out. He customized a bid for us, and was helpuful during the entire planning process. His rate was really reasonable, and he was flexible with which services we needed and how much time we needed, too. He's the owner and sole employee, and he really cares about his clients so you're guranteed to get grade A service. We gave him a list of the kinds of songs we like, and also some things we didn't want played. We also gave him some MP3 files and a playlist for part of the evening, since we hade some obscure Jazz. At one point my husband called him over to say he could supplement with his own music if ours ran out, and Gavin replied that he alreayd had. The transition was so seamless that we hadn't even noticed!
Gavin kept us on schedule, and had everyone dancing. After the wedding we got a hand-written note of congratulations in the mail from him. I highly recommend hiring him, he's a true pro and a very nice guy. Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
We were very happy with Gavin. Many of our guests also commented on our fun dj. The newly wed game was a hit! We liked Gavin because he listened to what we wanted and he had good ideas too to make the wedding fun for everyone. We gave a few songs to play and then left it up to him to choose. We appreciated his customer orientation and the fact that he didn't try to take over the show but still kept us on track and having a great time. We definitely recommend this guy.
We were very happy with Gavin. Many of our guests also commented on our fun dj. The newly wed game was a hit! We liked Read more...
We were very happy with Gavin. Many of our guests also commented on our fun dj. The newly wed game was a hit! We liked Gavin because he listened to what we wanted and he had good ideas too to make the wedding fun for everyone. We gave a few songs to play and then left it up to him to choose. We appreciated his customer orientation and the fact that he didn't try to take over the show but still kept us on track and having a great time. We definitely recommend this guy. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Gavin was highly professional and did the music for both our ceremony and reception. He was always quick to return emails and phone calls with questions we had. On the day of our wedding he helped everything flow extremely smoothly. We couldn't have done it without him! VERY highly recommended!
Gavin was highly professional and did the music for both our ceremony and reception. He was always quick to return emails Read more...
Gavin was highly professional and did the music for both our ceremony and reception. He was always quick to return emails and phone calls with questions we had. On the day of our wedding he helped everything flow extremely smoothly. We couldn't have done it without him! VERY highly recommended! Read less
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bridget
Wedding:
10/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Gavin was awesome. He was so easy to work with and did a wonderful job at the ceremony. He was very organized and easy to contact by telephone or e-mail. He was able to handle the last minute changes the day of the wedding with professionalism and ease. The music he played was great, he adapted to the group that was on the dance floor and mc'd the event. Could not have asked for a better DJ!
Gavin was awesome. He was so easy to work with and did a wonderful job at the ceremony. He was very organized and easy to Read more...
Gavin was awesome. He was so easy to work with and did a wonderful job at the ceremony. He was very organized and easy to contact by telephone or e-mail. He was able to handle the last minute changes the day of the wedding with professionalism and ease. The music he played was great, he adapted to the group that was on the dance floor and mc'd the event. Could not have asked for a better DJ! Read less
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