DJ By the Bay
We are so happy with the service DJ By the Bay has provided us. We asked them to do our lighting and it turned out amazing! Bert catered to all of our requests and was very helpful and professional. He arrived early to the venue, the set up was super quick and perfect and he was there with us the whole night creating the perfect lighting for every activity (speech, games, dinner, dance, etc.)
We would have gotten the DJ service too but our Chinese emcee and DJ came in a package. I have seen Bert DJ on a different occasion and he was great at that as well!
If you want the whole package you should definitely check them out. They have all sorts of cool lighting effects at a VERY reasonable price. We truly think DJ By the Bay made our special day EXTRA special!
Bert really went above and beyond. He is professional, organized, and quickly responded to any questions that we had. He communicated with us during the evening to keep the reception running smoothly. Our guests had a lot of fun dancing and we received complements throughout the evening. He has a lot of experience and it shows. Highly recommended!
We hired DJ Bert for my outdoor wedding in September. He was amazing he helped me plan the wedding of my dreams. He was knowledgable about the music and had a variety of music available for me to choose from, and offered suggestions and was accomidating when I wanted something he was not familiar with. When we first me he gave a packet which contained a large list of music selections which were popular to use at weddings, and on the top list for various years. This was a huge help. DJ Bert also provided lighting for my wedding for the evening. I wish I would have used him for more (like the photobooth) he was helpful and amazingly flexiable. He was understanding when we ran behind schedule and kept things going smoothly all evening. I had many compliments from my guest about him saying they loved his music. Thank You DJ Bert you made my day!
Looking for the right vendors for a wedding is sometimes very difficult. I am white and my now husband is Indian. We looked long and hard, talked to and met with many different DJ’s and lighting specialist who do or were willing to do a mix of American Music and Hindi / Punjabi Music. The music for us was extremely important and with our busy work schedules, and sometimes being all over the place, we needed to be able to work with someone who was patient, flexible, had reasonable rates, etc. When we found Bert (He is the DJ by the Bay) we got more than that.
First off Bert was extremely patient. I am not a planner and neither is my husband. We are more last minute kind of people. Also, Bert was not familiar with music from India (Neither am I) and he went to the ends of the Earth to learn about it. My husband sent him a bunch of Hindi and Punjabi tracks and he was able to mix them with the American music absolutely flawlessly. Enough so, that everyone (especially the Indian Guests), were impressed an many people asked us who our DJ was.
As I had mentioned, we had busy work schedules and Bert was able to work with us through late night conference calls, meetings at the venue and so on. He also gave great suggestions for lighting which we wanted but, weren’t sure how we wanted it. On the wedding day he kept us on schedule which is not easy when half the wedding party runs on Indian Stretchable time. He provided the ceremony music, everything.
There are a lot of professional DJ’s out there who provide lighting, but they don’t have the attention to detail, patience, flexibility, friendliness that comes with Bert. Plus, Bert’s rates where so much better. You really get so much more than what you pay for. Also, if you are doing a mixed marriage, you really cannot do better Bert.
My Husband and I strongly recommend him and if we ever need a DJ in the future, will be using him again.
Only review where I gave all 5's and the person/service I reviewed for actually deserved all 5's!
Quality of Service:
Bert was constantly in contact with us and really let us know what we needed to do in order to have a smooth wedding, but he was also very interested in making the wedding our own by incorporating the music that was unique and special to us. He managed the process effectively, came out to the venue with us. He gave us reasonable deadlines, was understanding when we missed them, and gave u a friendly push when we needed it. Great guy!
Top notch. We communicated mostly by email, and the responses were prompt and clear. Communication was key. When we waffled during song selections or had additions/ things to omit , Burt followed up with confirmations on the same day every time.
Burt is the consummate professional. In fact, he does the DJ thing on the side, and he works the 9-5+ in the corporate environment like all of the rest of us. He carries his professionalism with him, and you won't catch Burt missing appointments, dressing inappropriately, or doing anything else that's frowned upon by your families or the public in general.
Burt's prices were very reasonable. We didn't want a DJ that was unprofessional, and we would pay a premium for his services again. I'm confident that DJ By The Bay (aka DJ Bert) is the best value in the Bay Area.
Burt was extremely flexible when working with us, but not to the point where he would let us self-destruct and destroy our wedding. He worked with us on dates to survey the venue, meet about music, and worked within our budget constraints.
There are great vendors, and then there's DJ Bert - a cut above the rest. If you want your wedding to run smoothly, and if you want your DJ to be the least of your worries, hire DJ Bert and worry about your caterer, your florist, etc.
Bert was a referral from a friend and we are so glad we found him. We immediately "clicked" with him. Bert is attentive, responsive, and a very funny guy. Bert gave us advice and suggestions on how to make our wedding better. I would recommend him to all our friends and family. Bert started as a DJ/vendor, but we now consider him as a friend-I hope he feels the same about us.
From a referral, we used DJ Bert for our wedding. I am so glad that we did. He was on top of everything. He nicely nudged us to send him songs for our wedding. He went into detail about the possible options of music and gave awesome suggestions.
On the day of the wedding, we were running behind schedule (what a surprise) but DJ Bert was able to be calm and get us back on track. I didn't need to worry about it which was awesome.
Afterward, folks gave us compliments about the music and say they had a blast. I highly recommend DJ By the Bay.
On a side note, we saw DJ Bert again at our friend's wedding. I also had a good time at their wedding.
My husband and I were fortunate enough to have DJ Bert as our DJ/MC for our wedding just a few weeks ago, and we could not have chosen a better DJ for our event! We were looking for a DJ that was energetic and fun and someone who would also be organized enough to run the events according to plan. Bert could not have been any better! He was very professional throughout all of our correspondences, and his response time was incredible. He made sure that he went through everything with us long before the wedding so that we could relax. Throughout the night, we got dozens of compliments on how great the music the DJ was playing. Bert was smooth, professional, organized, and a total blast! I would highly recommend my friends to consider him.
DJ Bert was the DJ for my son and daughter in-law's wedding ceremony and reception. They say the DJ can make or break a reception. DJ Bert made the reception absolutely memorable! Bert created an atmosphere of celebration, fun and the irresistible urge to get up and dance! He was professional and flexible. Bert dealt with last minute changes with a calm demeanor and sense of humor. His music selection and ability to read the crowd were amazing. The lighting and sound were outstanding. He helped guide the bride and groom in their choice of music for the ceremony and reception, and provided clarity and direction when they felt overwhelmed. We could not have wished for a better DJ for such a momentous occasion. Several of the guests commented that it was the best wedding reception they had been to in a long time!
DJ Bert was such a pleasure to work with!
After searching high and low for a DJ… weary of who we’ll be working with (will they be professional, can I rely on them, is it within budget) you know all those concerns. My maid of honor who also happened to be planning her own wedding came to the rescue and recommended DJ Bert.
Bert took time to meet us at our venue site to analyze the space and provide some recommendations for sound & lighting. As soon as we met him he put our minds at ease. He was well prepared, brought his laptop to show effects of lighting and very knowledgeable about his craft – a professional! He had great suggestions about how the sound would reflect in the room and lighting to create ambiance. I loved lighting he provided. It created such a beautiful effect and depth to an otherwise flat room. He was also very responsive especially with all the details we had for our reception schedule and timeline. We had quite a schedule with some dancers performing at the reception and the bridal party stuck in traffic… yes late! He conducted challenges in the schedule like a pro! He was able to juggle the music for last minute changes in performances. He far exceeded what we expected! I have nothing but good things to say about Bert... his prices were great... his services... even better! Our guest had nothing but great things to say about our DJ. Yes… several guest kept mentioning our DJ! I think that says a lot! Bert thank you for helping make our special day so memorable!
DJ Bert Blank Blank from DJ By The Bay was a pleasure to work with! He is extremely prepared and takes a lot of the stress out of planning your reception, with song and time line suggestions to get you started that you can personalize however you'd like. He is very organized and covers all of the bases but is also able to go with the flow of the reception and make changes even the day of as needed, like with my reception, we had a timeline planned but he wasn’t thrown off at all when we didn’t stick to the times exactly. His set up is gorgeous and adds a lot to any venue. Our special moments played out perfectly and he got the crowd going; my friends, family, husband, and I danced the afternoon away! Our wedding day was the happiest day of my life, and I know DJ Bert played a big part in making our reception such a great time!
Bert was fantastic! This is the one aspect of our wedding that I asked my fiance to take care of and I have to admit I was a little nervous but once I met Bert I knew he had made the right choice. He responded to all of our emails quickly, played everything we wanted him to play and none of our do not play songs. He didn't make the night about him like I've seen at many weddings, he just played great music and kept everyone dancing the entire night. None of our guests wanted to leave at the end of the night, everyone was on the dance floor. His prices were great and he provided uplighting for our space which transformed our space from looking old and dated to looking hip and trendy. If you're having any doubts about who you should hire I would 100% recommend Bert- he's awesome!
Vendor response to review
Thank you very much for those kind words. It was definitely my pleasure helping out with your wedding. I had a blast and as your family and guests were such a pleasure to entertain!
It’s not a wedding without dancing! At first, I was just going to employ the services of my ipod, but what better way to set the mood for dancing than with a DJ. With only six months to plan my wedding, Bert made it easy communicate through email. He had a wide selection of music, flexibility in choices, and lists of many kinds of dances that are commonly part of a wedding ceremony and wedding dance (I didn’t know there were so many!) He was easy to work with, flexible, and unobtrusive—giving ample suggestions, not demands. I had complete confidence that Bert would take care of the music, and on the big day, my confidence paid off because we all had a blast!
Exceeded my expectations, providing cherished and unforgettable moments on my wedding day. Great professionalism and definitely reliable.
Bert was beyond any words I can express! NEVER have I worked with a better DJ! He was well organized and personable! He made my job flow perfectly that day and night! His equipment, music and lighting was superior! I would work him anytime, anyplace, anywhere! If I had my choice, he would be the only DJ I worked with!
LOVED working with Bert, he is a true professional in every way. Would definitely work with him again!
Welcome to DJ By the Bay where we specialize in making your event fun and memorable! Our experienced DJs know how to get the crowd pumped and the party rockin’ all night long! We are courteous, reliable,
professional and most importantly, will make your party a great hit!
Our events include weddings, house parties, live amplification, corporate and school events. With our extensive library of both music and karaoke, we'll ensure that we have all your favorite songs on hand for your special day.
DJ By the Bay offers the best mobile Deejays in the to help coordinate the best music and lighting designs/effects available. We work closely with you to orchestrate the music and lighting to best match your event, personality, and venue. We believe in doing things right the first time. Our experienced staff will present the best recommendations, play exactly what you want and never what you don't. We spend the time to get to know you because your event is just as special to us as it is to you.
Not only do we have the best deejays, we use the best equipment. Whether we're doing live sound amplification, music reproduction, or spinning at the club, we cater to your venue by utilizing the gear which best fits your venue. Our equipment is always tested prior to each performance and back ups ready to go. Unlike most mobile deejays, we not only know how to use our equipment, we optimize it too.
All of our disk jockeys are also lighting specialists. With our famous up lighting we can turn any room into a colored wonderland. All of our lighting effects are controlled and programed using computer based DMX. Other lighting effects include skirted up trussing, moving heads, table/cake spotting, monograms, and much more.
With DJ By the Bay, you will get the complete package with the best price and an experienced team of professionals. You only have one chance to do it right. Chose the team who cares just as much as you do about your event.
Thank you for visiting our site and we look forward to working with you!