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Twist and Shout Entertainment

Pittsburgh , PA
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Pittsburgh, PA US 15209 (map)

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412-973-0432

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Ceremony Music , DJ

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50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
0.1/5.0
WARNING!!! We hired DJ John for our ceremony & reception (August 2014). It is the only part of the planning process that has been difficult & our biggest regret. We hope to spare other individuals from this situation so we are posting right away. I have to keep this short due to space but be assured more details only make it worse. During our initial meeting John was concerned about a few bad reviews on-line & assured us they were from people who could simply never be pleased. There were even a few humorous stories. With a personal referral, we signed a contract. After giving him a deposit, he was only contacted once a few months later to ask if he had a microphone for our pastor during the ceremony (if not I was getting one through our videographer...no big deal). Then 6 weeks before our wedding he e-mailed to cancel saying he was in a terrible car accident (broke both legs, his back, so on) and could not fulfill his obligation. We didn't fully understand...we were told if he could not attend his partner (Cathy) or one of the other 3 DJ's he works with would cover. Regardless, we wished him the best, offered to pick up our refund if it was easier, & prayed for his recovery. Through an exchange of e-mails it was evident that we were going to have a hard time getting our deposit back if at all. THEN...through a friend I learned that he was fine. With a bit of research I found that he had been to at least 2 weddings & DJing at bars in the 3 weeks he said he was in the hospital awaiting transfer to rehab. We went to the bar he was scheduled to play only to find him (& his partner Cathy) there with no visible injuries. He was standing, walking, etc. He politely & promptly gave us our refund with no apology or remorse for his actions. The following alias' were discovered during our conversations & research: DJ John, Ivor Padula, DJ Cruise, Twist and Shout Entertainment, Dragon Karaoke and DJ services. PLEASE BE ADVISED!! WARNING!!! (documented proof on hand)
WARNING!!! We hired DJ John for our ceremony & reception (August 2014). It is the only part of the planning process that Read more...
WARNING!!! We hired DJ John for our ceremony & reception (August 2014). It is the only part of the planning process that has been difficult & our biggest regret. We hope to spare other individuals from this situation so we are posting right away. I have to keep this short due to space but be assured more details only make it worse. During our initial meeting John was concerned about a few bad reviews on-line & assured us they were from people who could simply never be pleased. There were even a few humorous stories. With a personal referral, we signed a contract. After giving him a deposit, he was only contacted once a few months later to ask if he had a microphone for our pastor during the ceremony (if not I was getting one through our videographer...no big deal). Then 6 weeks before our wedding he e-mailed to cancel saying he was in a terrible car accident (broke both legs, his back, so on) and could not fulfill his obligation. We didn't fully understand...we were told if he could not attend his partner (Cathy) or one of the other 3 DJ's he works with would cover. Regardless, we wished him the best, offered to pick up our refund if it was easier, & prayed for his recovery. Through an exchange of e-mails it was evident that we were going to have a hard time getting our deposit back if at all. THEN...through a friend I learned that he was fine. With a bit of research I found that he had been to at least 2 weddings & DJing at bars in the 3 weeks he said he was in the hospital awaiting transfer to rehab. We went to the bar he was scheduled to play only to find him (& his partner Cathy) there with no visible injuries. He was standing, walking, etc. He politely & promptly gave us our refund with no apology or remorse for his actions. The following alias' were discovered during our conversations & research: DJ John, Ivor Padula, DJ Cruise, Twist and Shout Entertainment, Dragon Karaoke and DJ services. PLEASE BE ADVISED!! WARNING!!! (documented proof on hand) Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.9/5.0
My wedding would of been perfect if it wasn't for this dj service. Right before the start of my wedding her pulled my stepmother aside and told her that I was not paid for a half an hour. I was busy with other things so she kindly paid him and I found out about this the next day. During our meetings we went over and over the time frame and the prices and he was paid in full. Sneaky act to get more money. I tried a=calling afterwards and did not recieve a call back. Due to circumstances in my life that required my full attention I just let the fifty dollars go. That wasnt the first time he tried to get more money from us. A couple days before he called and said I neede to send him more money I pulled out the contract and confirmation of my payments and he kind of tripped through his words and said, "oh I mist of had you mixed up with someone else." (yeah right) We wanted the bridal party to enter during one song and my husband and I to enter during another. It was completely quiet while my bridal party entered and the song my husband and I entered to only started playing when we were already in and halfway through the banquet room. There was a certain son I wanted to be played at the very end of the reception just as an inside joke sort of thing. I tried to make it very clear at out meetings to only play it at the end because of a couple swear words. Oh no, he played it right after dinner. I told him at our meetings that we were going with his company because he allowed for two separate set ups. One for the ceremony and one for the reception which was fantastic. While I was getting my hair done he called me complaining of the way the place was set up. I said I have told you this many times before and you said time and time again that you have worked at that venue before and was very familiar with it. I would not recommend this company to anyone. He seemed very professional and first but turned out to be a complete snake.
My wedding would of been perfect if it wasn't for this dj service. Right before the start of my wedding her pulled my Read more...
My wedding would of been perfect if it wasn't for this dj service. Right before the start of my wedding her pulled my stepmother aside and told her that I was not paid for a half an hour. I was busy with other things so she kindly paid him and I found out about this the next day. During our meetings we went over and over the time frame and the prices and he was paid in full. Sneaky act to get more money. I tried a=calling afterwards and did not recieve a call back. Due to circumstances in my life that required my full attention I just let the fifty dollars go. That wasnt the first time he tried to get more money from us. A couple days before he called and said I neede to send him more money I pulled out the contract and confirmation of my payments and he kind of tripped through his words and said, "oh I mist of had you mixed up with someone else." (yeah right) We wanted the bridal party to enter during one song and my husband and I to enter during another. It was completely quiet while my bridal party entered and the song my husband and I entered to only started playing when we were already in and halfway through the banquet room. There was a certain son I wanted to be played at the very end of the reception just as an inside joke sort of thing. I tried to make it very clear at out meetings to only play it at the end because of a couple swear words. Oh no, he played it right after dinner. I told him at our meetings that we were going with his company because he allowed for two separate set ups. One for the ceremony and one for the reception which was fantastic. While I was getting my hair done he called me complaining of the way the place was set up. I said I have told you this many times before and you said time and time again that you have worked at that venue before and was very familiar with it. I would not recommend this company to anyone. He seemed very professional and first but turned out to be a complete snake. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Sandy
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
John did an awesome job. He was on time and played very good music.
John did an awesome job. He was on time and played very good music.
John did an awesome job. He was on time and played very good music. Read less
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Josh
Wedding:
8/13/2011
0.5/5.0
My ratings are this high because its the lowest the site will allow!!! The ABSOLUTE one thing I would change about our wedding/reception. Where to begin...Very unprofessional. horrible quality. LIAR. Shady outfit. No owner responisbility. Was promised by owner that he would be dj at our wedding. 1 week (if that) prior to wedding one of his other dj's contacts me and says he wanted to introduce himself before the wedding. Says he had surgery and couldn't make it. (but couldn't call and tell us that himself) UNPROFESSIONAL!! His fill-in DJ was boring, unmotivating. only spoke when he had too. was very bad at getting guests on dance floor. played the must play songs but not the style of music we had discussed being played at our wedding. Contact from owner always came in a text and would not answer phone calls. Was very nice at 1st then afer contract was signed became rude and shady. WOULD NOT RECCOMEND for ANYTHING!!!! I wouldn't hire him to run a karaoke machine at a bad office party. My story is in details in all the other BAD reviews on here. seems to run the same game/story on others quite frequently. Seems the bad reviews are the only TRUE reviews on here. BEWARE!!!! if u want your reception to run smooth and have a good time GO WITH ANYONE ELSE!!!!! >>>>>>>>REbuttle to ridiculous dj response.

I was never offered a gift certificate because i would have taken it. believe me I woulda worked with him as much as possible. I offered to split the overpayment and get refunded for 1hr instead of 2 just so I would get something in return for being mislead. John, you know u didn't offer me anything. Your words were "refund is NOT gonna happen Jack" quoted from the TEXT he sent me. couldn't even pick up the phone and call to discuss the problems. This bogus surgery he had is just like all other bad reviews. Talked to other vendors??? he wasn't there to talk to HIM. the other vendor was the caterer. Who by the way is a personal friend of mine. who was there the whole time. As I told John before don't pass the buck be a man and man up to the bad performance.
My ratings are this high because its the lowest the site will allow!!! The ABSOLUTE one thing I would change about our Read more...
My ratings are this high because its the lowest the site will allow!!! The ABSOLUTE one thing I would change about our wedding/reception. Where to begin...Very unprofessional. horrible quality. LIAR. Shady outfit. No owner responisbility. Was promised by owner that he would be dj at our wedding. 1 week (if that) prior to wedding one of his other dj's contacts me and says he wanted to introduce himself before the wedding. Says he had surgery and couldn't make it. (but couldn't call and tell us that himself) UNPROFESSIONAL!! His fill-in DJ was boring, unmotivating. only spoke when he had too. was very bad at getting guests on dance floor. played the must play songs but not the style of music we had discussed being played at our wedding. Contact from owner always came in a text and would not answer phone calls. Was very nice at 1st then afer contract was signed became rude and shady. WOULD NOT RECCOMEND for ANYTHING!!!! I wouldn't hire him to run a karaoke machine at a bad office party. My story is in details in all the other BAD reviews on here. seems to run the same game/story on others quite frequently. Seems the bad reviews are the only TRUE reviews on here. BEWARE!!!! if u want your reception to run smooth and have a good time GO WITH ANYONE ELSE!!!!! >>>>>>>>REbuttle to ridiculous dj response.

I was never offered a gift certificate because i would have taken it. believe me I woulda worked with him as much as possible. I offered to split the overpayment and get refunded for 1hr instead of 2 just so I would get something in return for being mislead. John, you know u didn't offer me anything. Your words were "refund is NOT gonna happen Jack" quoted from the TEXT he sent me. couldn't even pick up the phone and call to discuss the problems. This bogus surgery he had is just like all other bad reviews. Talked to other vendors??? he wasn't there to talk to HIM. the other vendor was the caterer. Who by the way is a personal friend of mine. who was there the whole time. As I told John before don't pass the buck be a man and man up to the bad performance. Read less
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Twist and Shout Entertainment responded with the following comments:

As stated previously in an email rebuttal. Sometimes emergencies come up. I apologize for having to have surgery that did not fit into their scheduled reception. As far as our DJ is concerned, they are nothing but professional and as usual, you can't please everyone. This was a dry wedding. If any of you have ever been to a dry wedding there is not much dancing. I have done many and it's the same thing over and over. I am sorry that they felt there was a miscommunication but if they read the contract it states that we do reserve the right to sub contract a DJ of our choice to replace me in the event of an unscheduled emergency. I just don't understand, and this is my big question, WHY did the DJ receive a $50 tip if they were so horrible. They were also told they could leave approx. 2 hours earlier because no one was dancing and/or have left the reception. The Groom wanted to be reimbursed for that time and I told him that was not possible but would do something for them in other ways. I offered a $50 gift card which he refused. I spoke to several people (vendors) who also stated that 75% of them were outside smoking most of the time. The DJ also showed me the recorded playlist and it showed all their requests were in fact played. Anyone reading this must understand that not everyone is going to be pleased with the music choices that are played and not everyone are avid dancers. ***Twist and Shout Entertainment is proud to say that we have performed over 500 weddings and with only a few bad reviews. We take each review seriously and work on making it better each and every time. No, we are not happy with negative reviews and strive to learn from them. We ask that you do not make your decision on the very few negative reviews and focus on the many great reviews that we get.***
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wgcooke
Wedding:
1/15/2011
5.0/5.0
I was married on 1/15/11. Twist and Shout Entertainment provided excellent music service and the DJ had all my guest up dancing and participating. In the weeks prior to the wedding, Mr. Padula was very responsive and reassuring. You are in good hands with this professional DJ. Twist and Shout is awesome!
I was married on 1/15/11. Twist and Shout Entertainment provided excellent music service and the DJ had all my guest up Read more...
I was married on 1/15/11. Twist and Shout Entertainment provided excellent music service and the DJ had all my guest up dancing and participating. In the weeks prior to the wedding, Mr. Padula was very responsive and reassuring. You are in good hands with this professional DJ. Twist and Shout is awesome! Read less
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marcfrank
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
TO: DJ John @ Twist and Shout Entertainment
Thank you so much for such a wonderful evening ...you were the one who brought out the party animal in all of us and kept everyone dancing all night! John, I cannot tell you enough how much we appreciated your help with everything. It was you that really made it such an enjoyable night. We were so impressed with the variety of music you played, guests from all backgrounds and with different ages all wanted to get on the dance floor and boogie! :) You kept the evening going seamlessly. I have gotten so many comments from my guests on how great you were...I promise I will be sending all my friends your direction when they get married. Not to mention how you were able to help me feel at ease in the weeks coming up to the wedding with my twenty-one questions! Really, your expertise was such a blessing! We can never thank you enough.
Mr and Mrs. Franklin/November 2010
TO: DJ John @ Twist and Shout Entertainment
Thank you so much for such a wonderful evening ...you were the one who Read more...
TO: DJ John @ Twist and Shout Entertainment
Thank you so much for such a wonderful evening ...you were the one who brought out the party animal in all of us and kept everyone dancing all night! John, I cannot tell you enough how much we appreciated your help with everything. It was you that really made it such an enjoyable night. We were so impressed with the variety of music you played, guests from all backgrounds and with different ages all wanted to get on the dance floor and boogie! :) You kept the evening going seamlessly. I have gotten so many comments from my guests on how great you were...I promise I will be sending all my friends your direction when they get married. Not to mention how you were able to help me feel at ease in the weeks coming up to the wedding with my twenty-one questions! Really, your expertise was such a blessing! We can never thank you enough.
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jackiesoop
Wedding:
10/30/2010
5.0/5.0
We found and put our trust in DJ John from Twist and Shout Entertainment and we were 100% satidafied with him and his experience. DJ John made our reception the very best. We had fun, it flowed smoothly and everyone danced. He had all the songs we requested, energized the dance floor and even came out and danced with us to all the line dances. His personality was great and he made us all have a great time. People are still talking about the great job that you did. DJ John kept up with us on a regular basis and made us feel totally comfortable that he had it all under control. We loved you DJ John and will use you again in the future for any and all events that our families may have.
We found and put our trust in DJ John from Twist and Shout Entertainment and we were 100% satidafied with him and his Read more...
We found and put our trust in DJ John from Twist and Shout Entertainment and we were 100% satidafied with him and his experience. DJ John made our reception the very best. We had fun, it flowed smoothly and everyone danced. He had all the songs we requested, energized the dance floor and even came out and danced with us to all the line dances. His personality was great and he made us all have a great time. People are still talking about the great job that you did. DJ John kept up with us on a regular basis and made us feel totally comfortable that he had it all under control. We loved you DJ John and will use you again in the future for any and all events that our families may have. Read less
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SuenBob
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
I just wanted to Thank you again for being our entertainment. You did a FANTASTIC JOB! Chris and I could not have asked for a more perfect DJ to do our wedding. Your interaction, verbage, and professionalism is to be commended. I have received a lot of feedback from friends and family about the evening overall, and everyone has commented on what an “AWESOME DJ” we had! It was great to see people get out on the dance floor whom I would have never expected… You truly are talented, and I appreciate you making our day even more wonderful! Thank you again! Take Care!
Sue and Bob Bowhall
I just wanted to Thank you again for being our entertainment. You did a FANTASTIC JOB! Chris and I could not have asked Read more...
I just wanted to Thank you again for being our entertainment. You did a FANTASTIC JOB! Chris and I could not have asked for a more perfect DJ to do our wedding. Your interaction, verbage, and professionalism is to be commended. I have received a lot of feedback from friends and family about the evening overall, and everyone has commented on what an “AWESOME DJ” we had! It was great to see people get out on the dance floor whom I would have never expected… You truly are talented, and I appreciate you making our day even more wonderful! Thank you again! Take Care!
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angiebaby
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
DJ John,
Paul and I just want to thank you again for all of your help and for the wonderful service you provided on our wedding day. We got so many compliments from our guests on the great job that you did as a DJ and as an MC in keeping the wedding flowing throughout the evening. We also heard so many great compliments about how nice you were to everyone. Paul and I really noticed the "little" things that you did for us too, like bringing us both a drink and making sure we got appetizers before we made our grand entrance. Things like that weren't even in your job description! None of those things went unnoticed though. You were so easy to work with, and we just really appreciate feeling that we were taken care of and in good hands throughout the planning process and on the day of our wedding. I wish that everyone was as easy to work with as you were! You definitely provided stress-free and worry-free service! Thank you so, so much!

Angie & Paul M
DJ John,
Paul and I just want to thank you again for all of your help and for the wonderful service you provided on Read more...
DJ John,
Paul and I just want to thank you again for all of your help and for the wonderful service you provided on our wedding day. We got so many compliments from our guests on the great job that you did as a DJ and as an MC in keeping the wedding flowing throughout the evening. We also heard so many great compliments about how nice you were to everyone. Paul and I really noticed the "little" things that you did for us too, like bringing us both a drink and making sure we got appetizers before we made our grand entrance. Things like that weren't even in your job description! None of those things went unnoticed though. You were so easy to work with, and we just really appreciate feeling that we were taken care of and in good hands throughout the planning process and on the day of our wedding. I wish that everyone was as easy to work with as you were! You definitely provided stress-free and worry-free service! Thank you so, so much!

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Amy
Wedding:
10/9/2010
2.6/5.0
the owner promised so much and didnt deliver. he told us he would personally be there and he sent his lackies with no call or explanation. he also promised that since it was a military wedding and my husband's deployment is so close that we would get 2 extra ours free of charge, but instead my cousin went around trying to raise $200 for an extra 2 hours.

his employees seemed organized and respectful at first, but all they played was disco type songs, and everyone including all the parents requested new stuff. my husband and i even went to them multiple times to get them to change the music, and they still played only M.J. and disco.

i would not recomend them to anyone
the owner promised so much and didnt deliver. he told us he would personally be there and he sent his lackies with no call Read more...
the owner promised so much and didnt deliver. he told us he would personally be there and he sent his lackies with no call or explanation. he also promised that since it was a military wedding and my husband's deployment is so close that we would get 2 extra ours free of charge, but instead my cousin went around trying to raise $200 for an extra 2 hours.

his employees seemed organized and respectful at first, but all they played was disco type songs, and everyone including all the parents requested new stuff. my husband and i even went to them multiple times to get them to change the music, and they still played only M.J. and disco.

i would not recomend them to anyone Read less
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Twist and Shout Entertainment responded with the following comments:

I apologise for any inconvenience that they may have been caused due to the last minnute "switch" in DJ's. However we don't offer 2 Free hours for any event. I can't defend the music choices as I was not there but I know from experience that you can never please everyone. We do our best to make as many happy as possible. All DJ's are trained to do the best professional job they can do.
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cccwhit
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
We had the pleasure of meeting with and hiring DJ John from Twist and Shout Entertainment over a year ago for my fathers Anniversary party. His talents were outstanding in keeping the dance floor packed with all different ages. When we got married this year we just had to call him back for the reception. He worked with us as much as we needed to make the day a great success. His outgoing personality, humore and friendliness makes us love him even more. He really knows how to professionally work the crowd and make them happy in all aspects. His choices of music and events for our reception made it more than we could have ever asked for. If you are looking for a great DJ in Pittsburgh you have to call Twist and Shout and ask for John.
We love you John :-)
We had the pleasure of meeting with and hiring DJ John from Twist and Shout Entertainment over a year ago for my fathers Read more...
We had the pleasure of meeting with and hiring DJ John from Twist and Shout Entertainment over a year ago for my fathers Anniversary party. His talents were outstanding in keeping the dance floor packed with all different ages. When we got married this year we just had to call him back for the reception. He worked with us as much as we needed to make the day a great success. His outgoing personality, humore and friendliness makes us love him even more. He really knows how to professionally work the crowd and make them happy in all aspects. His choices of music and events for our reception made it more than we could have ever asked for. If you are looking for a great DJ in Pittsburgh you have to call Twist and Shout and ask for John.
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Christie
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
DJ John did a wonderful job and our wedding. He was very professional and very easy to work with. He was extremely accommodating and fulfilled last minute requests without a problem. All of our 220 guests had a great time and gave many compliments on the music. John really did keep everyone dancing all night long - we could have even used a bigger dance floor! I would highly recommend Twist and Shout Entertainment. Thank you DJ John!
-Kyle and Christie
DJ John did a wonderful job and our wedding. He was very professional and very easy to work with. He was extremely Read more...
DJ John did a wonderful job and our wedding. He was very professional and very easy to work with. He was extremely accommodating and fulfilled last minute requests without a problem. All of our 220 guests had a great time and gave many compliments on the music. John really did keep everyone dancing all night long - we could have even used a bigger dance floor! I would highly recommend Twist and Shout Entertainment. Thank you DJ John!
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glockdoc
Wedding:
9/12/2010
5.0/5.0
The purpose of this communications is to provide a reference for Mr. Padula. I have had the opportunity to hire Mr. Padula as a DJ on several occasions. I found Mr. Padula to be an excellent master of ceremonies for birthdays, anniversaries, Corporate functions, and weddings. He is the consummate professional while performing as a master of ceremonies.

My experience with Mr. Padula has been that he is a very honest person with a high level of personal integrity. He fulfills the contract obligations and in many cases he exceeds what he has agreed to contractually. He has an excellent personality in working with the guests, the honored guest, children and friends who attend the affair.

The ultimate test is whether you will refer him to friends or family to be the master of ceremonies at a special event. I have recommended him to several friends who have hired his services. The feedback was very positive and in fact they always said they would hire him again and recommend him to other friends.

Mr. Padula interacts with the guest of honor and guests in a very professional manner. His demeanor is one of a professional master of ceremonies dedicated to the task at hand. He always arrives early and leaves late giving the customer the highest level of personal and professional service.

He is very focused on fulfilling the terms and conditions of the contract and pleasing the person who hired him. He is a gentleman who is very aware of his conduct and behavior.
The highest reference I can give him is that I would hire him again for any special family event.
Sincerely,

Michael Blasher
The purpose of this communications is to provide a reference for Mr. Padula. I have had the opportunity to hire Mr. Padula Read more...
The purpose of this communications is to provide a reference for Mr. Padula. I have had the opportunity to hire Mr. Padula as a DJ on several occasions. I found Mr. Padula to be an excellent master of ceremonies for birthdays, anniversaries, Corporate functions, and weddings. He is the consummate professional while performing as a master of ceremonies.

My experience with Mr. Padula has been that he is a very honest person with a high level of personal integrity. He fulfills the contract obligations and in many cases he exceeds what he has agreed to contractually. He has an excellent personality in working with the guests, the honored guest, children and friends who attend the affair.

The ultimate test is whether you will refer him to friends or family to be the master of ceremonies at a special event. I have recommended him to several friends who have hired his services. The feedback was very positive and in fact they always said they would hire him again and recommend him to other friends.

Mr. Padula interacts with the guest of honor and guests in a very professional manner. His demeanor is one of a professional master of ceremonies dedicated to the task at hand. He always arrives early and leaves late giving the customer the highest level of personal and professional service.

He is very focused on fulfilling the terms and conditions of the contract and pleasing the person who hired him. He is a gentleman who is very aware of his conduct and behavior.
The highest reference I can give him is that I would hire him again for any special family event.
Sincerely,

Michael Blasher Read less
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agent007
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
You did a FANTASTIC JOB at our wedding. We’ve never had so much fun! All of our friends had a blast as well! I couldn’t have imagined such an Awesome Wedding Reception. Thanks for making it Great DJ John! We Love You! You gotta hire Twist and Shout Entertainment!
- Brandon & Bonnie
You did a FANTASTIC JOB at our wedding. We’ve never had so much fun! All of our friends had a blast as well! I couldn’t Read more...
You did a FANTASTIC JOB at our wedding. We’ve never had so much fun! All of our friends had a blast as well! I couldn’t have imagined such an Awesome Wedding Reception. Thanks for making it Great DJ John! We Love You! You gotta hire Twist and Shout Entertainment!
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jorb
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Dear DJ John :-)

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You did an amazing job at our wedding reception and we are blown away at how fun and smooth you made everything. From keeping us on schedule, getting us drinks, keeping the dance floor packed, and playing so many of the songs we were hoping to hear you really did it all. Everyone has told us what a fun wedding it was and we couldn't agree more. We had the time of our lives dancing and singing at the top of our lungs to some pretty amazing song choices and have no one but you to thank for that! We were so glad to let you read the dancefloor and play the approprite music for our crowd. You were so professional throughout the entire planning process and that evening. You are a very approachable person which made planning so easy. We couldn't be happier with or decision to use you for our DJ. You made our day very rememorable :-) We already have and will continue to refer business your way. Thanks again!
Dear DJ John :-)

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You did an amazing job at our wedding reception and we are Read more...
Dear DJ John :-)

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You did an amazing job at our wedding reception and we are blown away at how fun and smooth you made everything. From keeping us on schedule, getting us drinks, keeping the dance floor packed, and playing so many of the songs we were hoping to hear you really did it all. Everyone has told us what a fun wedding it was and we couldn't agree more. We had the time of our lives dancing and singing at the top of our lungs to some pretty amazing song choices and have no one but you to thank for that! We were so glad to let you read the dancefloor and play the approprite music for our crowd. You were so professional throughout the entire planning process and that evening. You are a very approachable person which made planning so easy. We couldn't be happier with or decision to use you for our DJ. You made our day very rememorable :-) We already have and will continue to refer business your way. Thanks again! Read less
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JD
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
I read the previous review on Twist and Shout Entertainment and the professionalism of DJ John. We had 300 people at our reception and DJ John was more than organised. He was exceptional in every way. He was very personable, professional and fun. He played al of our songs we asked for and kept the dance floor full all night. (His Motto). The time and energy that he put into out reception made it the best it could possibly be. We had been to 2 other weddings where we saw DJ John perform and was so impressed that we decided to hire him too. We recommend him and Twist and Shout Entertainment 150%
You can't find a better DJ and personality anywhere.
Thank you John for all that you did to make our special day a success.
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I read the previous review on Twist and Shout Entertainment and the professionalism of DJ John. We had 300 people at our reception and DJ John was more than organised. He was exceptional in every way. He was very personable, professional and fun. He played al of our songs we asked for and kept the dance floor full all night. (His Motto). The time and energy that he put into out reception made it the best it could possibly be. We had been to 2 other weddings where we saw DJ John perform and was so impressed that we decided to hire him too. We recommend him and Twist and Shout Entertainment 150%
You can't find a better DJ and personality anywhere.
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Lpeden
Wedding:
8/14/2010
0.5/5.0
The WORST dj experience we could've had. Unimaginably unprofessional, tacky, and rude

- Emailed two weeks before the wedding that he wouldn't be there, then changed his tune only after I emailed him
- Did not play requested song for groom's dance with his mother
- Told venue staff he would "pack up his s#&# and leave"
- Did not play requested songs provided months in advance
- Yelled and cursed at wedding planner and bridesmaid
- Made an announcement that there would be no more requests taken because asked to change a song that cleared the dance floor
The WORST dj experience we could've had. Unimaginably unprofessional, tacky, and rude

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The WORST dj experience we could've had. Unimaginably unprofessional, tacky, and rude

- Emailed two weeks before the wedding that he wouldn't be there, then changed his tune only after I emailed him
- Did not play requested song for groom's dance with his mother
- Told venue staff he would "pack up his s#&# and leave"
- Did not play requested songs provided months in advance
- Yelled and cursed at wedding planner and bridesmaid
- Made an announcement that there would be no more requests taken because asked to change a song that cleared the dance floor Read less
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Twist and Shout Entertainment responded with the following comments:

I am not sure what this Bride is talking about. I did in fact play "every" song that was on the list and did in fact play the song that the Groom requested for his Mother/Son dance and not the one that the Brides sister wanted me to play for him. We were not rude but would only take so much ingnorance and disrespect from one of the bridesmaids who happened to be the brides sister and had no authority to make any changes to our program that night. The groom was very nice and told us several times to NOT listen to "Alana" the brides sister and to listen to only him. Which is what we did. We made an announcement to the effect that we could not take anymore requests of country songs because this bridesmaid and bride did not like country music,yet on their playlist that they gave us was several slow country songs that they told us not to play when we did. We were very polite and professional to everyone. The Grooms side of the family were very nice as was the groom. I am sorry but I can't say that of the brides side. From the moment we walked in to set up until the very end, this "sister" of the bride rode our behinds all night long. A 19 year old with no clue on how to organise and/or run a reception is telling a 15 year veteran how to do their job. If plans would have stayed the way the Bride and groom and I made them, the night would have been just fine. I only think it was Bad in the eyes of two people there that night. The groom actually came up at the end of the night, thanked us both for doing a great job and gave me a "TIP". So, how bad could it have been? Twist and Shout Entertainment strives to please everyone they work for. At times you just can't do that. In this case there were issues before the event started with other vendors and details and we were singled out because we were in the limelight that night.
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BonnieC
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
You did a FANTASTIC JOB at our wedding. We’ve never had so much fun! All of our friends had a blast as well! I couldn’t have imagined such an Awesome Wedding Reception. Thanks for making it Great DJ John! We Love You! You gotta hire Twist and Shout Entertainment!
- Brandon & Bonnie
You did a FANTASTIC JOB at our wedding. We’ve never had so much fun! All of our friends had a blast as well! I couldn’t Read more...
You did a FANTASTIC JOB at our wedding. We’ve never had so much fun! All of our friends had a blast as well! I couldn’t have imagined such an Awesome Wedding Reception. Thanks for making it Great DJ John! We Love You! You gotta hire Twist and Shout Entertainment!
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Carly
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
I just wanted to Thank you again for being our entertainment. You did a FANTASTIC JOB! Chris and I could not have asked for a more perfect DJ to do our wedding. Your interaction, verbage, and professionalism is to be commended. I have received a lot of feedback from friends and family about the evening overall, and everyone has commented on what an “AWESOME DJ” we had! It was great to see people get out on the dance floor whom I would have never expected… You truly are talented, and I appreciate you making our day even more wonderful! Thank you again! Take Care!
- Daynelle Sanner
July 2010
I just wanted to Thank you again for being our entertainment. You did a FANTASTIC JOB! Chris and I could not have asked Read more...
I just wanted to Thank you again for being our entertainment. You did a FANTASTIC JOB! Chris and I could not have asked for a more perfect DJ to do our wedding. Your interaction, verbage, and professionalism is to be commended. I have received a lot of feedback from friends and family about the evening overall, and everyone has commented on what an “AWESOME DJ” we had! It was great to see people get out on the dance floor whom I would have never expected… You truly are talented, and I appreciate you making our day even more wonderful! Thank you again! Take Care!
- Daynelle Sanner
July 2010 Read less
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daynelle 1970
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
I just wanted to Thank you again for being our entertainment. You did a FANTASTIC JOB! Chris and I could not have asked for a more perfect DJ to do our wedding. Your interaction, verbage, and professionalism is to be commended. I have received a lot of feedback from friends and family about the evening overall, and everyone has commented on what an “AWESOME DJ” we had! It was great to see people get out on the dance floor whom I would have never expected… You truly are talented, and I appreciate you making our day even more wonderful! Thank you again! Take Care!
- Daynelle Sanner
I just wanted to Thank you again for being our entertainment. You did a FANTASTIC JOB! Chris and I could not have asked Read more...
I just wanted to Thank you again for being our entertainment. You did a FANTASTIC JOB! Chris and I could not have asked for a more perfect DJ to do our wedding. Your interaction, verbage, and professionalism is to be commended. I have received a lot of feedback from friends and family about the evening overall, and everyone has commented on what an “AWESOME DJ” we had! It was great to see people get out on the dance floor whom I would have never expected… You truly are talented, and I appreciate you making our day even more wonderful! Thank you again! Take Care!
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LColgate
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much for being the DJ at our wedding! You were AMAZING!!! Everybody had so much fun! People are STILL telling us about how much of a Good Time they had. You made our reception a blast, and we are so Thankful to You!

Sorry it took so long to write this. We have given your name out to SO many people! Thank you, we truly enjoyed ourselves! It was FANTASTIC!!!
Laura & Daniel Colgate
July 10th 2010
Thank you so much for being the DJ at our wedding! You were AMAZING!!! Everybody had so much fun! People are STILL telling Read more...
Thank you so much for being the DJ at our wedding! You were AMAZING!!! Everybody had so much fun! People are STILL telling us about how much of a Good Time they had. You made our reception a blast, and we are so Thankful to You!

Sorry it took so long to write this. We have given your name out to SO many people! Thank you, we truly enjoyed ourselves! It was FANTASTIC!!!
Laura & Daniel Colgate
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Greg
Wedding:
6/26/2010
1.9/5.0
When we booked this DJ I thought we were going to be in good hands. I spent several hours on phone calls back and forth with him discussing what types of music we would want played and how we wanted the evening to proceed. I felt reassured that he knew not only what he was doing, but that he knew what we wanted as well. He never said if he didn't feel comfortable with what we wanted or that he didn't understand anything we were asking for.

That all went out the window the day of the wedding. Most of what we discussed didn't matter since he played what he wanted to. I like to think that as long as the crowd is responsive and having fun, that it isn't that important that every song we picked out was heard. However, we chose specific songs for the entrances of the bridal party, the bride's walk down the aisle, etc.. We definitely cared about those aspects and what he did end up playing is not something we would have ever picked. He just played whatever he wanted. At least he got the first dance music correct.

When we were announced as a new couple, he actually said the bride's name wrong! Later when we told him about it, he blamed it on his assistant who showed up at the wedding mistakenly and was permitted to stay. Even if it really was his assistant, we had never met that person so why was he was allowed to do the announcing? I'm sorry, but you only get that precious moment one time. You simply can't say "Oops...let's try that again folks. The right name is..."

I suppose that you really do get what you pay for. I thought that he was more affordable than some other DJ services but I guess now I see why. Overall, he might be great for parties or something of that sort but I can't recommend him for any weddings. He should have treated it as special and meaningful as we did but it was just another job to him and that's the wrong attitude to have.
When we booked this DJ I thought we were going to be in good hands. I spent several hours on phone calls back and forth Read more...
When we booked this DJ I thought we were going to be in good hands. I spent several hours on phone calls back and forth with him discussing what types of music we would want played and how we wanted the evening to proceed. I felt reassured that he knew not only what he was doing, but that he knew what we wanted as well. He never said if he didn't feel comfortable with what we wanted or that he didn't understand anything we were asking for.

That all went out the window the day of the wedding. Most of what we discussed didn't matter since he played what he wanted to. I like to think that as long as the crowd is responsive and having fun, that it isn't that important that every song we picked out was heard. However, we chose specific songs for the entrances of the bridal party, the bride's walk down the aisle, etc.. We definitely cared about those aspects and what he did end up playing is not something we would have ever picked. He just played whatever he wanted. At least he got the first dance music correct.

When we were announced as a new couple, he actually said the bride's name wrong! Later when we told him about it, he blamed it on his assistant who showed up at the wedding mistakenly and was permitted to stay. Even if it really was his assistant, we had never met that person so why was he was allowed to do the announcing? I'm sorry, but you only get that precious moment one time. You simply can't say "Oops...let's try that again folks. The right name is..."

I suppose that you really do get what you pay for. I thought that he was more affordable than some other DJ services but I guess now I see why. Overall, he might be great for parties or something of that sort but I can't recommend him for any weddings. He should have treated it as special and meaningful as we did but it was just another job to him and that's the wrong attitude to have. Read less
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ashmud459
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had the pleasure of having John as our DJ and Master of Ceremonies during our wedding last Saturday, June 5th, 2010. He was PHENOMENAL. We cannot express enough how great of a job he did with our wedding. Honestly, we had no doubts about him after only two face-to-face meetings, but he still managed to surprise us by exceeding our expectations.

We experienced a torrential downpour right as our outside ceremony was scheduled to begin, and John immediately stepped up and handled the rearranging of our ceremony to have our ceremony in the same location as our reception site. He eased my mind as I prepared to walk down the isle into a completely different situation than what was originally planned. He collaborated with all of our vendors, pastor, wedding coordinator, and those in charge of our reception hall to transform a potential disaster into a breath-taking ceremony that was more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. John provided the music for our ceremony and timed each song exactly how I wanted, which made our entire event absolutely perfect.

We also had a bit of a fiasco with our cake and those responsible for providing it, and John handled it flawlessly. He's providing pictures of our cake so that we can address our cake situation accordingly, and he kept us up-to-date on their late arrival and poor product without making us panic about the outcome. Even in a situation where he wasn't required to get involved, John still took it upon himself to help us out in any way possible. What a guy :)

As far as his DJ services, John is in a category far above all others. He honored every single song request that I provided beforehand, which says a lot considering how many songs I requested. He is not bluffing when he advertises that he will keep you "dancing all night long"! Most of our wedding guests NEVER left the dance floor. Every single song he chose was a hit, and we had countless compliments from our guests on what an amazing entertainer he was. I already have a handful of people that want to use him at their next big event. WAY TO GO JOHN!

Furthermore, John has a flawless personality that shines just as bright as his fantastic MC talents. He says the right thing at the right time to make everyone laugh, and can make light of any situation he encounters. He was an absolute pleasure to work with, and we can honestly say that he is not only a great DJ, but also a great friend that we will continue to keep in touch with :)

To all the brides-to-be: You WILL NOT be disappointed with John Padula as your MC for your special day. His prices are extremely reasonable and his services are fantastic and completely surpass the competition. It will be the best decision you will have made for your wedding, besides deciding to marry your soul mate of course!

To John: YOU ARE THE BEST! Thanks again for making our wedding so incredible from the very start to the absolute end. Our day wouldn't have been as enjoyable as it was without you there, and we appreciate everything you did more than you will ever know.

Our sincerest thanks,
Steven and Ashley Fulem
June 5th, 2010
Sewickley, PA
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My husband and I had the pleasure of having John as our DJ and Master of Ceremonies during our wedding last Saturday, June 5th, 2010. He was PHENOMENAL. We cannot express enough how great of a job he did with our wedding. Honestly, we had no doubts about him after only two face-to-face meetings, but he still managed to surprise us by exceeding our expectations.

We experienced a torrential downpour right as our outside ceremony was scheduled to begin, and John immediately stepped up and handled the rearranging of our ceremony to have our ceremony in the same location as our reception site. He eased my mind as I prepared to walk down the isle into a completely different situation than what was originally planned. He collaborated with all of our vendors, pastor, wedding coordinator, and those in charge of our reception hall to transform a potential disaster into a breath-taking ceremony that was more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. John provided the music for our ceremony and timed each song exactly how I wanted, which made our entire event absolutely perfect.

We also had a bit of a fiasco with our cake and those responsible for providing it, and John handled it flawlessly. He's providing pictures of our cake so that we can address our cake situation accordingly, and he kept us up-to-date on their late arrival and poor product without making us panic about the outcome. Even in a situation where he wasn't required to get involved, John still took it upon himself to help us out in any way possible. What a guy :)

As far as his DJ services, John is in a category far above all others. He honored every single song request that I provided beforehand, which says a lot considering how many songs I requested. He is not bluffing when he advertises that he will keep you "dancing all night long"! Most of our wedding guests NEVER left the dance floor. Every single song he chose was a hit, and we had countless compliments from our guests on what an amazing entertainer he was. I already have a handful of people that want to use him at their next big event. WAY TO GO JOHN!

Furthermore, John has a flawless personality that shines just as bright as his fantastic MC talents. He says the right thing at the right time to make everyone laugh, and can make light of any situation he encounters. He was an absolute pleasure to work with, and we can honestly say that he is not only a great DJ, but also a great friend that we will continue to keep in touch with :)

To all the brides-to-be: You WILL NOT be disappointed with John Padula as your MC for your special day. His prices are extremely reasonable and his services are fantastic and completely surpass the competition. It will be the best decision you will have made for your wedding, besides deciding to marry your soul mate of course!

To John: YOU ARE THE BEST! Thanks again for making our wedding so incredible from the very start to the absolute end. Our day wouldn't have been as enjoyable as it was without you there, and we appreciate everything you did more than you will ever know.

Our sincerest thanks,
Steven and Ashley Fulem
June 5th, 2010
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MSSteph
Wedding:
3/20/2010
5.0/5.0
DJ John from Twist and Shout Entertainment Rocks. We were so concerned over our DJ playing the right mix of music for our crowd and DJ John stepped up and made our night Rock. There wasn't a moment during the night that the dance floor was not packed full. I don't even think anyone requested one song but DJ John made sure that our party was energized and always fun. If you are looking for a Fun, Professional DJ and one who is genuinely concerned about the outcome of your special day then we suggest that you hire Twist and Shout Entertainment. 200% satisfaction rating. We will refer everyone to him. Thank you for making our day one we and our guests will always remember.
Stephanie and Brian S. March 20th 2010
DJ John from Twist and Shout Entertainment Rocks. We were so concerned over our DJ playing the right mix of music for our Read more...
DJ John from Twist and Shout Entertainment Rocks. We were so concerned over our DJ playing the right mix of music for our crowd and DJ John stepped up and made our night Rock. There wasn't a moment during the night that the dance floor was not packed full. I don't even think anyone requested one song but DJ John made sure that our party was energized and always fun. If you are looking for a Fun, Professional DJ and one who is genuinely concerned about the outcome of your special day then we suggest that you hire Twist and Shout Entertainment. 200% satisfaction rating. We will refer everyone to him. Thank you for making our day one we and our guests will always remember.
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orville
Wedding:
2/6/2010
5.0/5.0
If we could we would rate DJ John a solid 10.
I can't say enough about DJ John! He did a phenomenal job with our reception! Everyone is still talking about how great he was. We booked him last minute and he was very helpful. He kept in touch through email and phone calls and was always willing to answer any and all questions we had. He was also easy to work with. I wanted to change things around on the day of and he was very understanding. Not only are his DJ skills fantastic, he is also very personable! I recommend DJ John to anyone who is looking for a professional DJ that will make their wedding (or event) extremely memorable! Will use Twist and Shout Entertainment for all future events that require a DJ!!!
If we could we would rate DJ John a solid 10.
I can't say enough about DJ John! He did a phenomenal job with our Read more...
If we could we would rate DJ John a solid 10.
I can't say enough about DJ John! He did a phenomenal job with our reception! Everyone is still talking about how great he was. We booked him last minute and he was very helpful. He kept in touch through email and phone calls and was always willing to answer any and all questions we had. He was also easy to work with. I wanted to change things around on the day of and he was very understanding. Not only are his DJ skills fantastic, he is also very personable! I recommend DJ John to anyone who is looking for a professional DJ that will make their wedding (or event) extremely memorable! Will use Twist and Shout Entertainment for all future events that require a DJ!!! Read less
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rachaelc
Wedding:
1/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Thank you again for the FABULOUS work as DJ for Rachel and Shannon’s wedding on January 12. Everyone had a wonderful time on the dance floor and kept asking where we found such a DJ. Your talent and energy truly made the reception a night to remember for the bride & groom and our guests.
- Mrs. Carleen Christner
Thank you again for the FABULOUS work as DJ for Rachel and Shannon’s wedding on January 12. Everyone had a wonderful time Read more...
Thank you again for the FABULOUS work as DJ for Rachel and Shannon’s wedding on January 12. Everyone had a wonderful time on the dance floor and kept asking where we found such a DJ. Your talent and energy truly made the reception a night to remember for the bride & groom and our guests.
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jasonmac
Wedding:
1/9/2010
5.0/5.0
We looked for months to find the right Master of ceremonies and DJ for our upscale wedding. We interviewed some of the top and most expensive DJ's in the Pittsburgh area and found Twist and Shout Entertainment and Master of Ceremonies/DJ to be the best choice for our circumstances. His rate was affordable and his service was exceptional. Not once did we ever need to worry about a thing during the entire 6 hour reception. John was on the spot with everything and his motto of "we promise to keep you dancing all night long" is the truth. Great choice of songs that kept us full of energy the entire night. The entire Ncdonald family wants to thank you for making our wedding the best it could ever be. We will promise to recommend you in the future. Thanks for a Job Well done. If you are a Bride and groom looking for one of the best DJ's in the burg then you need to call DJ John Padula
Jason and Carly McDonald January 2010
We looked for months to find the right Master of ceremonies and DJ for our upscale wedding. We interviewed some of the top Read more...
We looked for months to find the right Master of ceremonies and DJ for our upscale wedding. We interviewed some of the top and most expensive DJ's in the Pittsburgh area and found Twist and Shout Entertainment and Master of Ceremonies/DJ to be the best choice for our circumstances. His rate was affordable and his service was exceptional. Not once did we ever need to worry about a thing during the entire 6 hour reception. John was on the spot with everything and his motto of "we promise to keep you dancing all night long" is the truth. Great choice of songs that kept us full of energy the entire night. The entire Ncdonald family wants to thank you for making our wedding the best it could ever be. We will promise to recommend you in the future. Thanks for a Job Well done. If you are a Bride and groom looking for one of the best DJ's in the burg then you need to call DJ John Padula
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Mickey1975
Wedding:
12/19/2009
5.0/5.0
To sum it up in one word...AWESOME!
DJ John was the 4th DJ we interviewd and loved his style and personality right from the start. He met with us and guided us through the entire process without a flaw. From the moment we arrived at the reception to the very last song, DJ John was able to keep the energy up and our guests happy and dancing. We would recommend him and Twist and Shout Entertainment to everyone and anyone who needs a true professional DJ/MC to keep their wedding going. On a scale from 1 to 10 we give DJ John a solid 10
Mickey and Preston K
To sum it up in one word...AWESOME!
DJ John was the 4th DJ we interviewd and loved his style and personality right Read more...
To sum it up in one word...AWESOME!
DJ John was the 4th DJ we interviewd and loved his style and personality right from the start. He met with us and guided us through the entire process without a flaw. From the moment we arrived at the reception to the very last song, DJ John was able to keep the energy up and our guests happy and dancing. We would recommend him and Twist and Shout Entertainment to everyone and anyone who needs a true professional DJ/MC to keep their wedding going. On a scale from 1 to 10 we give DJ John a solid 10
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leighannam
Wedding:
10/17/2009
0.5/5.0
So funny... it looks like my review isn't posted any longer. But, I saw a review from August and when I started reading it sounded very similar to what I had happen. John also had to have surgery and send an inadequate "fill in." I was married in 2009 and my blood still boils when I think about his lack of professionalism. He is deceptive, beware.
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So funny... it looks like my review isn't posted any longer. But, I saw a review from August and when I started reading it sounded very similar to what I had happen. John also had to have surgery and send an inadequate "fill in." I was married in 2009 and my blood still boils when I think about his lack of professionalism. He is deceptive, beware. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about DJ John! He did a phenomenal job with our reception! Everyone is still talking about how great he was. We booked him last minute and he was very helpful. He kept in touch through email and phone calls and was always willing to answer any and all questions we had. He was also easy to work with. I wanted to change things around on the day of and he was very understanding. Not only are his DJ skills fantastic, he is also very personable! I recommend DJ John to anyone who is looking for a professional DJ that will make their wedding (or event) extremely memorable! Will use Twist and Shout Entertainment for all future events that require a DJ!!!
I can't say enough about DJ John! He did a phenomenal job with our reception! Everyone is still talking about how great he Read more...
I can't say enough about DJ John! He did a phenomenal job with our reception! Everyone is still talking about how great he was. We booked him last minute and he was very helpful. He kept in touch through email and phone calls and was always willing to answer any and all questions we had. He was also easy to work with. I wanted to change things around on the day of and he was very understanding. Not only are his DJ skills fantastic, he is also very personable! I recommend DJ John to anyone who is looking for a professional DJ that will make their wedding (or event) extremely memorable! Will use Twist and Shout Entertainment for all future events that require a DJ!!! Read less
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tomsbridetobe
Wedding:
8/1/2009
2.1/5.0
After reading such wondering reviews about this company, I wanted to meet up asap! Upon meeting John, he was very laid back and kind and was very informative about his services. We booked his services with high hopes and were greatly disappointed. I truly wish that I was writing a wonderful review about his services, but that is not the case. First, I was quite surprised when I arrived at my reception to find someone else from the company at my wedding when I was told that John would be the DJ when we booked our services. We only find notice of this after returning home the evening after the wedding and my husband checked his email and found that John sent one Friday, July 31st, 2009 at 7:20pm. I could not believe I was sent an email at 7:20 the evening before my wedding stating that John would not be there! Although John did say he had shoulder problems, I recently read a review that occurred on July 31st, the day before my wedding where John was the DJ, questionable? Needless to say, John was not our DJ, it was Mike. I didn't realize we would be responsible for telling our DJ when to do the cake cutting, garter, first dance, etc, when John stated several times how important the timeline was so it could be memorized and things could go perfectly. Regarding the music, it took several prompts by my husband and guests until he started playing music we wanted to hear (not starting the night off with R & B, which occurred). The DJ had no personality and frankly, he seemed like he was not sure what he was doing. At one point in the night, 3 line dance songs were played in a row.

These concerns were just a few of many that occurred throughout the evening. Although John handled the problem promptly and understood our concern, I believe that things were handled unprofessionally regarding the DJ changes. It would have made the event much smoother to even pick up the phone a few days before. Also, throughout our planning process, I was told that if one more change was made to my planner, John would need to charge me for his time because he stated more time was spent on my planner than anyone and he wanted perfection. We were also told that we were hard to get ahold of when we would respond to our email either within the hour or next day! I understand circumstances happen but believe they were handled the wrong way. It is unfortunate that we had this experience and we had the highest hopes of continuing the pattern of good reviews for Twist and Shout. I truly wish things worked out differently and I could be writing about all the wonderful things the DJ provided. I'm not saying we didn't have fun, but because of misunderstandings, things were less than par. If you do book this company, I would get in writing ( even though I thought it was in the contract) that JOHN will be your DJ and no there are no surprises on your wedding day!
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After reading such wondering reviews about this company, I wanted to meet up asap! Upon meeting John, he was very laid back and kind and was very informative about his services. We booked his services with high hopes and were greatly disappointed. I truly wish that I was writing a wonderful review about his services, but that is not the case. First, I was quite surprised when I arrived at my reception to find someone else from the company at my wedding when I was told that John would be the DJ when we booked our services. We only find notice of this after returning home the evening after the wedding and my husband checked his email and found that John sent one Friday, July 31st, 2009 at 7:20pm. I could not believe I was sent an email at 7:20 the evening before my wedding stating that John would not be there! Although John did say he had shoulder problems, I recently read a review that occurred on July 31st, the day before my wedding where John was the DJ, questionable? Needless to say, John was not our DJ, it was Mike. I didn't realize we would be responsible for telling our DJ when to do the cake cutting, garter, first dance, etc, when John stated several times how important the timeline was so it could be memorized and things could go perfectly. Regarding the music, it took several prompts by my husband and guests until he started playing music we wanted to hear (not starting the night off with R & B, which occurred). The DJ had no personality and frankly, he seemed like he was not sure what he was doing. At one point in the night, 3 line dance songs were played in a row.

These concerns were just a few of many that occurred throughout the evening. Although John handled the problem promptly and understood our concern, I believe that things were handled unprofessionally regarding the DJ changes. It would have made the event much smoother to even pick up the phone a few days before. Also, throughout our planning process, I was told that if one more change was made to my planner, John would need to charge me for his time because he stated more time was spent on my planner than anyone and he wanted perfection. We were also told that we were hard to get ahold of when we would respond to our email either within the hour or next day! I understand circumstances happen but believe they were handled the wrong way. It is unfortunate that we had this experience and we had the highest hopes of continuing the pattern of good reviews for Twist and Shout. I truly wish things worked out differently and I could be writing about all the wonderful things the DJ provided. I'm not saying we didn't have fun, but because of misunderstandings, things were less than par. If you do book this company, I would get in writing ( even though I thought it was in the contract) that JOHN will be your DJ and no there are no surprises on your wedding day! Read less
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tabby2005
Wedding:
7/31/2009
5.0/5.0
After researching several DJ's we decided to use DJ John from Twist and Shout Entertainment based on his reviews and personality when we met him. He was very professional when we met and guided us through the reception flawlessly. We let him choose the music for the party and he did a great job. He really kept them dancing all night long like his ad said. If you are looking for a great DJ then hire this company for your Wedding. You won't be disappointed and get ready to have fun. Thank you for a wonderful job John. We will pass your name out to everyone
Tabby and Marcus Lloyd
After researching several DJ's we decided to use DJ John from Twist and Shout Entertainment based on his reviews and Read more...
After researching several DJ's we decided to use DJ John from Twist and Shout Entertainment based on his reviews and personality when we met him. He was very professional when we met and guided us through the reception flawlessly. We let him choose the music for the party and he did a great job. He really kept them dancing all night long like his ad said. If you are looking for a great DJ then hire this company for your Wedding. You won't be disappointed and get ready to have fun. Thank you for a wonderful job John. We will pass your name out to everyone
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Jen and Chuck
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
We were SO impressed with DJ John throughout the entire wedding process! We originally chose him because he had such good reviews on here (Weddingwire.com) and because he had a very easy-going personality. Trust me, we did our DJ research and his personality was not easy to find. Upon booking John, he met with us and made us feel so comfortable with the way a wedding reception usually runs (e.g., first dance, cake cutting, etc.). Additionally he gave us fun ideas that we never would have even thought of, however, he did not pressure us into anything. He was in constant communication with my husband and me during the months preceding our wedding (was very prompt w/ emails/calls) and even DJed our wedding, even though it was his own anniversary! Next, the songs we chose for the father/daughter dance and for our first dance changed a few times and he never became irritated with us. The day before the wedding he added some last minute things that I wanted without any complaints! Furthermore, I was trying to get a slideshow set up and I wasn't sure how to get everything situated and he helped me with that even though it wasn't part of his job. Weeks before the wedding, he emailed me an agenda of the reception night that I was able to send to my other vendors (photographer/videographer) so they could see how the night would go. The day of the wedding, I felt so comfortable knowing that he was there to entertain our guests during cocktail hour and when we (the wedding party) arrived, the party began! He kept everyone on the dance floor all night (which is what we've always wanted at our wedding) and chose music that was good for all age groups! We didn't make a "Play" or "Do not play" list, rather, we had John choose the music. He was EXTREMELY good at reading the crowd! People were dancing who usually NEVER dance - it was awesome! The night was supposed to end at 11, but everyone was having so much fun that we extended our reception by an hour and DJ John was more than happy to stay! We had SOOO many people comment on John the night of the wedding, the next morning, and every time we talk to anyone who was at our wedding. Today, my husband said people were STILL saying good things about DJ John at work. A DJ can either make or break a wedding and DJ John definitely made our wedding reception a night to remember! He will not disappoint you! :)
We were SO impressed with DJ John throughout the entire wedding process! We originally chose him because he had such good Read more...
We were SO impressed with DJ John throughout the entire wedding process! We originally chose him because he had such good reviews on here (Weddingwire.com) and because he had a very easy-going personality. Trust me, we did our DJ research and his personality was not easy to find. Upon booking John, he met with us and made us feel so comfortable with the way a wedding reception usually runs (e.g., first dance, cake cutting, etc.). Additionally he gave us fun ideas that we never would have even thought of, however, he did not pressure us into anything. He was in constant communication with my husband and me during the months preceding our wedding (was very prompt w/ emails/calls) and even DJed our wedding, even though it was his own anniversary! Next, the songs we chose for the father/daughter dance and for our first dance changed a few times and he never became irritated with us. The day before the wedding he added some last minute things that I wanted without any complaints! Furthermore, I was trying to get a slideshow set up and I wasn't sure how to get everything situated and he helped me with that even though it wasn't part of his job. Weeks before the wedding, he emailed me an agenda of the reception night that I was able to send to my other vendors (photographer/videographer) so they could see how the night would go. The day of the wedding, I felt so comfortable knowing that he was there to entertain our guests during cocktail hour and when we (the wedding party) arrived, the party began! He kept everyone on the dance floor all night (which is what we've always wanted at our wedding) and chose music that was good for all age groups! We didn't make a "Play" or "Do not play" list, rather, we had John choose the music. He was EXTREMELY good at reading the crowd! People were dancing who usually NEVER dance - it was awesome! The night was supposed to end at 11, but everyone was having so much fun that we extended our reception by an hour and DJ John was more than happy to stay! We had SOOO many people comment on John the night of the wedding, the next morning, and every time we talk to anyone who was at our wedding. Today, my husband said people were STILL saying good things about DJ John at work. A DJ can either make or break a wedding and DJ John definitely made our wedding reception a night to remember! He will not disappoint you! :) Read less
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nsacco
Wedding:
7/24/2009
5.0/5.0
From the time we first spoke to DJ John from Twist and Shout Entertainment we knew he would be right for our reception. Everyone just loved his music choices and he really made true to his motto that he promises to keep you dancing all night long. We had 280 people there and I swear that there was no less that 100 people on the dance floor all night. He worked with all the vendors and made things flow really smooth. In fact all the vendors commented on hoe easy it was to work with him. We had so much fun that we asked him to stay an hour and a half over and he was more than wiling to do so. If you are looking for one of Pittsburghs BEST DJ's then we suggest you hire Twist and Shout Entertainment. You will not be dissappointed in his Professional, Fun and Energetic personality and approach. He made our day!
From the time we first spoke to DJ John from Twist and Shout Entertainment we knew he would be right for our reception. Read more...
From the time we first spoke to DJ John from Twist and Shout Entertainment we knew he would be right for our reception. Everyone just loved his music choices and he really made true to his motto that he promises to keep you dancing all night long. We had 280 people there and I swear that there was no less that 100 people on the dance floor all night. He worked with all the vendors and made things flow really smooth. In fact all the vendors commented on hoe easy it was to work with him. We had so much fun that we asked him to stay an hour and a half over and he was more than wiling to do so. If you are looking for one of Pittsburghs BEST DJ's then we suggest you hire Twist and Shout Entertainment. You will not be dissappointed in his Professional, Fun and Energetic personality and approach. He made our day! Read less
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KARM
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
"Thank you so much John for all that you did for us at our July 11th wedding. It was perfect! You kept the party going all night and people were dancing before dinner was even done! Everyone I have spoken with has told me they had a wonderful time and the music was just perfect. We appreciate all that you have done, thanks again for all of your help and for making our wedding so special!"We are still hearing about the great job you did from our whole family. � Katy and Brian Armstrong
"Thank you so much John for all that you did for us at our July 11th wedding. It was perfect! You kept the party going all Read more...
"Thank you so much John for all that you did for us at our July 11th wedding. It was perfect! You kept the party going all night and people were dancing before dinner was even done! Everyone I have spoken with has told me they had a wonderful time and the music was just perfect. We appreciate all that you have done, thanks again for all of your help and for making our wedding so special!"We are still hearing about the great job you did from our whole family. � Katy and Brian Armstrong Read less
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abby2006
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Words cannot express how much we want to thank you for making our wedding a spectacular event! We had full confidence in you from our first conversation that you were going to do an excellent job, and that you did. Not only were you well organized throughout the entire planning process, you were also there for us if we had an questions or concerns and we always received a quick response. You truly are more than just a DJ! Your professionalism and ability to personalize our wedding really did make it a memorable one. All of our friends kept telling us what an amazing job you did with the music and I'm sure that was obvious by all the dancing that night!
If you ever need to get a reference, please make sure to give them my number! Again, we give you many thanks for all you've done... organizing the flow of the event, helping us with song choices, and our course, playing awesome music!!!
Abigail and LJ
Words cannot express how much we want to thank you for making our wedding a spectacular event! We had full confidence in Read more...
Words cannot express how much we want to thank you for making our wedding a spectacular event! We had full confidence in you from our first conversation that you were going to do an excellent job, and that you did. Not only were you well organized throughout the entire planning process, you were also there for us if we had an questions or concerns and we always received a quick response. You truly are more than just a DJ! Your professionalism and ability to personalize our wedding really did make it a memorable one. All of our friends kept telling us what an amazing job you did with the music and I'm sure that was obvious by all the dancing that night!
If you ever need to get a reference, please make sure to give them my number! Again, we give you many thanks for all you've done... organizing the flow of the event, helping us with song choices, and our course, playing awesome music!!!
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dbonacci
Wedding:
1/7/2009
5.0/5.0
When we Met John We knew right away that he would be the right DJ for our group of guests. His personality shined and his sense of humor was just out of this world. He made us so at ease with everything and asked that we just put things in his hands and trust him. We did just that and I have to tell you he did a wonderful job of coordinating and guiding our wedding party and guests during the reception. Everything flowed so smmothly without a snag. He played all the right songs that kept people dancing and when it was time to do an event he was very professional and guided us all thru it with ease. John was FANTASTIC and we would hire him and his company again and again for future family events. Totally 100% Professional in every way. If you live in Pittsburgh and are looking for a great DJ, with Great Personality and Godd Pricing then Call Twist and Shout Entertainment. You won't be sorry. Thank you John for making our special day the best it could be. We all loved you. Darlene and Joe Bonacci
When we Met John We knew right away that he would be the right DJ for our group of guests. His personality shined and his Read more...
When we Met John We knew right away that he would be the right DJ for our group of guests. His personality shined and his sense of humor was just out of this world. He made us so at ease with everything and asked that we just put things in his hands and trust him. We did just that and I have to tell you he did a wonderful job of coordinating and guiding our wedding party and guests during the reception. Everything flowed so smmothly without a snag. He played all the right songs that kept people dancing and when it was time to do an event he was very professional and guided us all thru it with ease. John was FANTASTIC and we would hire him and his company again and again for future family events. Totally 100% Professional in every way. If you live in Pittsburgh and are looking for a great DJ, with Great Personality and Godd Pricing then Call Twist and Shout Entertainment. You won't be sorry. Thank you John for making our special day the best it could be. We all loved you. Darlene and Joe Bonacci Read less
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Rach3
Wedding:
12/5/2008
5.0/5.0
John Padula and Twist and Shout Entertainment was the best addition to our reception we could have possibly made. He was very thorough and Professional in his appearance, and the way he performed the events at the reception. He guided us all the way thru the night with the utmost precision and kept us dancing all night long like his slogan said he would. He worked tirelessly to make sure that we were completely satisfied. He followed up with us weekly to insure that everything was still in order and no changes had to be made. He had a very professional, friendly and accommodating demeanor and everyone there just raved about him. Great work John and we will surly recommend you to all our friend and family.
Nathanael and Racheal
John Padula and Twist and Shout Entertainment was the best addition to our reception we could have possibly made. He was Read more...
John Padula and Twist and Shout Entertainment was the best addition to our reception we could have possibly made. He was very thorough and Professional in his appearance, and the way he performed the events at the reception. He guided us all the way thru the night with the utmost precision and kept us dancing all night long like his slogan said he would. He worked tirelessly to make sure that we were completely satisfied. He followed up with us weekly to insure that everything was still in order and no changes had to be made. He had a very professional, friendly and accommodating demeanor and everyone there just raved about him. Great work John and we will surly recommend you to all our friend and family.
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lilrach
Wedding:
11/28/2008
4.8/5.0
We searched and interviewed 8 different DJ's to find the best one for our reception. When we found Twist and Shout Entertainment and DJ John we wished that we would have come across him first. Out of all of them he had the nicest personality, the willingness to work with us and was just as friendly and accomodating as he could be. The others seemed to fake and obnoxious. DJ John really rocked the house that night and did just what his logo said. Kept us dancing all night long. So, if you are looking for a great DJ with lots of personality and music to boot. then he is the one you should hire. We totally recommend him 100%
We searched and interviewed 8 different DJ's to find the best one for our reception. When we found Twist and Shout Read more...
We searched and interviewed 8 different DJ's to find the best one for our reception. When we found Twist and Shout Entertainment and DJ John we wished that we would have come across him first. Out of all of them he had the nicest personality, the willingness to work with us and was just as friendly and accomodating as he could be. The others seemed to fake and obnoxious. DJ John really rocked the house that night and did just what his logo said. Kept us dancing all night long. So, if you are looking for a great DJ with lots of personality and music to boot. then he is the one you should hire. We totally recommend him 100% Read less
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dk2008
Wedding:
11/22/2008
5.0/5.0
We just got back from our honeymoon and the guests at our reception are still raving about the way DJ John put together our special day. He was very interactive and a delight to have at the reception. Very thorough and Professional is all aspects of his business. He really kept the croed dancing and wanting for more. He played the right songs at the right time. We interviewed 4 DJ's and found Twist and Shout Entertainment to be our best choice for Price, Quality and all around Professionalism. If you are in the Pittsburgh Area and looking for a Quality Service then Mike and I recommend Twist and Shout Entertainment 200%. Mike and Deborah K. You Rocked John!!
We just got back from our honeymoon and the guests at our reception are still raving about the way DJ John put together Read more...
We just got back from our honeymoon and the guests at our reception are still raving about the way DJ John put together our special day. He was very interactive and a delight to have at the reception. Very thorough and Professional is all aspects of his business. He really kept the croed dancing and wanting for more. He played the right songs at the right time. We interviewed 4 DJ's and found Twist and Shout Entertainment to be our best choice for Price, Quality and all around Professionalism. If you are in the Pittsburgh Area and looking for a Quality Service then Mike and I recommend Twist and Shout Entertainment 200%. Mike and Deborah K. You Rocked John!! Read less
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martinilady
Wedding:
2/16/2008
4.6/5.0
DJ John provided an outstanding value for the service he performed. As a young couple on a budget we could not find anyone that was flexible enough to help us out and still give us good service. DJ John rearranged his schedule and did the wedding himslef and came in right on our budget. He responded to our request within an hour of our email, was very professional and came to the meeting prepared with a reception timeline planner and a ton of music choices.
DJ John provided an outstanding value for the service he performed. As a young couple on a budget we could not find anyone Read more...
DJ John provided an outstanding value for the service he performed. As a young couple on a budget we could not find anyone that was flexible enough to help us out and still give us good service. DJ John rearranged his schedule and did the wedding himslef and came in right on our budget. He responded to our request within an hour of our email, was very professional and came to the meeting prepared with a reception timeline planner and a ton of music choices. Read less
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linda
Wedding:
11/28/2007
5.0/5.0
Our DJ cancelled on us a week before our Wedding and we were furious and left at a loss. We contacted Twist and Shout Entertainment Service in Pittsburgh and DJ John, The owner was more than happy to accommodate us at the last minute. He was quick to return our calls and emails and get our music list in order. Most of all, We were getting married 90 miles away and he still was able to make it a wonderful event that we will never forget. His service was inexpensive and his set up was very professional. Linda and Kirk madison(Uniontown Pa,)
Our DJ cancelled on us a week before our Wedding and we were furious and left at a loss. We contacted Twist and Shout Read more...
Our DJ cancelled on us a week before our Wedding and we were furious and left at a loss. We contacted Twist and Shout Entertainment Service in Pittsburgh and DJ John, The owner was more than happy to accommodate us at the last minute. He was quick to return our calls and emails and get our music list in order. Most of all, We were getting married 90 miles away and he still was able to make it a wonderful event that we will never forget. His service was inexpensive and his set up was very professional. Linda and Kirk madison(Uniontown Pa,) Read less
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