We worked with DJ Kurtis from GrooveBox Entertainment. My husband and my's perceptions of DJ's were that they were usually overbearing and took over event, without really representing the couple. But after meeting Kurtis, we were so pleased and happy that we worked with him as our DJ. From when we first met he was open to what we wanted including music, amount of interaction from the DJ, and group interaction/games. He really listened and created a wonderful environment at our wedding reception that we were so happy with. GrooveBox also set up lighting that enhanced the reception. We highly recommend GrooveBox Entertainment! They were a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process.
If you're looking for the perfect DJ who will exceed your expectations, then stop looking now and contact GrooveBox Entertainment. From the moment I talked to Karen, who runs the office, I knew this was the DJ company for my wedding. GrooveBox knows the business, the clients and most importantly the music everyone wants to hear. My husband and I met with DJ Kurtis several months before the wedding and whereas I originally wasn't planning on having the DJ too involved throughout the reception, after meeting and talking with Kurtis, both my husband and I clicked with his personality and creative ideas he had that I knew I just didn't want him more involved in the reception but that I needed him to be for it to be the best wedding possible. The Best Man at our wedding kept going on and on about Kurtis' music selections. It was a few hours into the wedding when he goes "this is the first song of the night I don't like and that's unheard of!". Did I mention he's a self-proclaimed music snob? Lol. Anyway, to sum it up, DJ Kurtis is brilliant and you will love him. Thank you to Kurtis and the amazing Karen for everything!
I'm a self-admitted control freak, especially when it came to the energy and ambience of our reception. We wanted someone who was presentable, classy, energetic, funny but never cheesy or corny. We also wanted a DJ who would stick exclusively to our playlist, as we did not want any musical surprises at our reception. Kurtis was all of the above mentioned, and did everything we wanted him to. He was amazing, and made our night so much fun. All of our friends said our wedding was the funnest wedding they've been to, and no one wanted the night of dancing to end.
Groovebox Entertainment provided our event with great music and a personable DJ who got everyone involved. Young and old all have a fantastic time and I would highly recommend the company's services to anyone planning a special occasion.
GrooveBox was fantastic! They were easy to work with and made our wedding SO much fun. Everybody complimented us on the music and the flow of our evening but the kudos go to GrooveBox and our DJ. All we did was pick a few special songs and trusted the DJ to use his expertise to handle the rest and we could not have put our trust in a better place. Thanks for a fabulous wedding!
The Groovebox DJ who provided DJ services on the day of, was actually very good. He played the requested music and was friendly and communicative. This vendor recieves a low score, due to their lack of professionalism and lack of music availbility. The DJ cordinator who assisted in getting things together for us via email was sometimes slow to respond to emails and then blamed her kids school obligations and the holidays for failing to return the email in a timely manner. Additionally, I had to provide much of the music, as the coodinator said she didn´t want to purchase music, that perhaps I already had. During our telephone run through the DJ had all the wrong paperwork and we went through much of it before he realized the coordinator sent over the wrong information. Kurtis the actual DJ was great and would recommend his services.
i LOVED kurtis, he was awesome. he played all the songs we wanted and made sure everything went smoothly and on schedule. he kept everyone dancing and having a great time. i loved the fact that i was able to leave the night pretty much up to him and he took care of it all. i will def. use them again and again and i would refer then to anyone!
Groove box was very professional and flexible meeting with us.
And were available to do a conference call when it was hard for us to meet.
Kurtis is fun to work with but I wish he was more organized.
Karen was always following up with our emails everytime we added more song request or lighting request.
And made us feel that we wont have to worry about anything.
But on the day of the wedding, I was not impressed.
I felt like I had to tell Curtis what to do and what dance music to play.
Luckily, I had the timeline for the reception on my sweetheart table and had them made and placed on each table. I thought we had gone over everything with Kurtis by phone and provided him the timeline/ schedule I wrote for the entire reception, not to mention it was a very organized timeline as he mentioned during our conference call.
I wish I did not have to tell Kurtis what dance songs to play especially after I had given him a list of all the songs.
I was told that some of my guests complained that a lot of them were requesting hip hop but Kurtis kept playing belly dance songs.
Yes, I had belly dancers to perform during dinner but I also requested other songs to be played for my guestsnwhomlike salsa & hip-hop.
I wish Kurtis took chargemthat night , not the belly dancers. I also got involved. I had to tell him to start playing salsa for the older guests and some hip-hop for the younger guests. Which made some people that were seating down all night got up and danced.
But I realized that some of my guests had already left early.
I believe any dj should just know how to feel the crowd. And when the crowd/guets starts telling the dj what music to play is not a good sign.
Kurtis should have known that belly dance songs is not for everyone.
And knew that it was mainly for a performance during dinner and maybe to get the crowd warmed up.
Kurtis did still play the right songs during dinner, money dance, garter toss and bouquet toss. He was very energeticthe whole night.
I was happy that Groove Box provides lighting. But I was a little disappointed with the quality of the outcome. We paid extra to have stars on the dance floor for our first dance. We did not see stars when we did our first dance. After seeing our wedding photos, it was all white spots or dots that it looked liked my photographer's camera lens had rains spots on them. The stars looked like white round spots.
I was so embarassed that I refuse to say that we even paid tohave stars during our first dance.
I could not even tell my photographer it was that bad.
The worst part is I could not even use those pictures. The lighting ruined our first dance photos.
I must say, the uplighting on the walls came out nice on the pictures. And our names were written perfectly on the wall eventhough it was very expensive.
My only advise to Groove Box is that they need to make the any up-lighting shoot higher especially when the ballroom has higher ceilings.
Honestly, I did not even notice those lights until I got the photos.
Im giving Groovebox at least a 3 because I believe they have potential to improve from their past clients critiques and opinions.
GrooveBox was absolutely amazing! Karen in the office was so great with answering any questions and helping me with paperwork to help plan the evening. We had Kurtis as our DJ and I can't say enough about him! Just in our first meeting (before I had even booked GrooveBox), he sat with me for almost 2 hours and put together a detailed timeline of my entire reception on his computer, including what type of music I wanted with specific genres. He really tried to get a good feel of what my style was, like whether I wanted fun games to get the crowd more involved or if I wanted more of a reserved feeling for the night. My husband and I have eclectic taste in music and wanted some non-mainstream songs or music genres played. I knew Kurtis was a perfect fit when I told him a specific artist and he started listing off all of our favorite songs!
The night of our reception, Kurtis was incredible! He was great at coordinating with the staff at our reception site, as well as with my wedding coordinator, and made the night flow so smoothly. I never once had to worry about a thing! Kurtis announced all of our events and was on cue for every little detail of the night. He had a lot of good ideas about how to get people on the dance floor and keep them there, which totally worked! The dancefloor was never empty the entire night! What impressed me the most was when Kurtis came up to our head table during dinner and congratulated us. He also pointed out that he had a second DJ with him. It turns out that Kurtis fell ill that morning and had to go to the emergency room. He told us that he should be okay for the night, but he brought along the other DJ just in case he needed to go back to the hospital! We thought it showed true professionalism that despite being in the ER the day of our reception, he still came dressed in his nice suit with amazing energy for the night! He could have just as easily sent in his sub for the night.
GrooveBox was definitely well worth the money, which was actually really affordable. We couldn't have asked for a better DJ. Kurtis and Karen, you guys helped turn our wedding reception into an awesome and fun party!!
Serving Southern California and Orange County, GrooveBox Entertainment makes every party a special occasion. Though our music, lighting and our professional DJ’s and Emcees, we create the perfect atmosphere for your event.
Our experienced team of fun and talented DJ’s and Emcees will make your wedding, anniversary, bar/bat mitzvah, holiday party or event memorable. We understand the event is about YOU. Whether you are looking for interactive activities to get your guests involved, or you just want someone that can spin music on par with the best club DJ we have the right person. We have everything to make your party special: Party Props, Lighting, Fog, Games, Video Montage, Karaoke, etc. Make your day as simple or as exciting as you want. We can work with a range of budgets and we will make your party a truly one-of-a-kind experience.
The DJ is a critical element in making your event successful. Like a director in a movie, our DJ's understand how to make each activity flow from one to the next. We provide free party entertainment and wedding coordination and will work with your photographer, videographer and event planner. Our music library is online for your convenience to browse or make playlists. For over twelve years, GrooveBox Entertainment has partnered and worked with many of the Southern California and Orange County venues such as Ritz Carlton, Hilton, Embassy Suites, Turnip Rose, Fairmont Newport Beach and Queen Mary, to name a few.
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