I had originally booked DM dee jays for our wedding. The Thursday before our wedding (Saturday) they called us saying our dj had an emergency and couldn't do our wedding but DJ Nick Burkes was going to do it. What a DISASTER!!!!! Walking out of the ceremony, he did not play the song I requested. Then the song started skipping and he stopped it and turned out a rap song for my bridal party and guests to walk out to!
Then, the workers told him to stall because we were not ready to be announced in yet. He didn't stall and I was announced in(to the wrong song) and had to dance to my first song with my dress not bustled. This was a little hard since my husband kept stepping on it. I requested my bridal party NOT join us on the dance floor, well what do ya know, he announces half way through the song for the bridal party to join us.
He played all older songs and when I asked him to play newer dance songs he said "well if you would have provided me with a list of songs I would have known what to play. I only knew about your wedding 2 days ago." Talk about rude!!
A couple of my husbands friends were on the dance floor goofing off to "save a horse ride a cowboy" and as my sister was up there requesting a song he said "this is getting out of hand, I need to play a slow song" Well who is he to judge if it was getting out of hand??
I had a slideshow that we payed $200 extra for to play continuously. Everytime I went to the bar area where it was being shown it was not playing! I had to press play myself.
On our last dance, I wanted everyone to dance to it. He made the guests get in a circle around us and hold hands...awkward!
When I wrote to the DJ he said it was total BS and that I was exaggerating. Well thats really professional. DO NOT HIRE NICK BURKES for a dj!!
Vendor response to review
Setting the stage: First off this contract was NOT mine but I offered to help a DJ friend out of a bind. The event was booked through DM DeeJays.
The bride's recessional song WAS NOT listed and left blank in the paperwork I was provided. Since she used "Pachebel's Canon in D" for her intro (a standard), I used "Mendelsohn's Wedding Recessional" for her exit ... obviously not her choice!
It was the staff at the venue who instructed me to start the introductions as everything was already running late. I think the hour and 10 minutes for photos after the ceremony attributed to this problem.
As for the music, my play logs state differently as for old vs. new but there were no playlists provided except for the traditional dances. Bridal party and guests' requests were played.
Yes they payed a rental fee for a projector but a player was not mentioned for the slide show that THEY created. The only player available was my backup laptop which has minimal DJ software and the slide show provided on a DVD would not LOOP in Windows Media Player and therefore had to be manually restarted each time.
The venue also informed me at 10:10pm that it was their policy to stop the music 15 minutes earlier than the contracted end time. I still had their
last dance and exit songs to play and only 5 minutes to play both.
All in all, I feel better communications and more complete information provide to me at the last minute by the contracting DJ company would've resolved all the issue that arose. I feel the bride should've directed her feelings toward the appropiate company (DM DeeJays) and not at me. And FYI, I only kept one-half the amount that was stated on the unsigned copy of the contract I was provided. I'm still not sure what happened to the remainder.
DJ Nick Burke (aka Nicky-B)
My husband and I were thrilled at the outstanding job Nick did at our wedding. I was very specific about everything that we wanted for our wedding day and he followed my instructions to a T. We feel so fortunate that we found him and I would highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for a DJ. Thank you Nick!
Nick was just WONDERFUL!! He really helped make our wedding even more of a celebration! He was just great to work with!! He's so easy get along with and SO flexible!!! If I ever need a DJ again, I'd hire him in a New York second!! I'd also recommend him to anyone!
I've worked with Nick for many many years!! We done various gigs together and by far, he's a top-notch guy! If you're in the market for either awesome entertainment, amazing lighting (up-lighting, monograms, pin-spots, or intelligent lighting), and a true professional, Nick is your guy!
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