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Jake Lewis was very professional and courteous throughout the planning at our event. The students absolutely enjoyed the music at our dance and it made it a very memorable night. I would highly recommend DJ By Jake for your event, worth every penny!

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User4094010, Event Date: 2+ years ago

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With so many DJs out there, it's difficult to know who is the best choice for your wedding, private party, religious celebration...or whatever other special occasion you want to set to music! Rest assured that you are in the right hands with us. 

Here's why: We are award-winning entertainers who pride ourselves on our quality, from delivering great-sounding music, to our top-of-the-line professionalism. We will help craft your event to your needs as you see fit, but we're not spotlight-hogging game show hosts parading as DJs. We let the music do the talking instead!

And we don't stop at just great DJ'ing: We offer photo booth services, lighting rentals (including uplighting), and even live music! All you need for your special event is here in one place.

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What music genres do you specialize in?
Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, International, Jazz, Oldies, Pop, R&B/Soul, Rock
What services do you offer?
Consultation, Do-Not-Play List, Liability Insurance, MC, One Event/Day
What additional equipment do you offer?
Disco Ball, Microphones, Photobooth, Sound/PA System, Uplighting
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What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s

186 Reviews

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4.8/5.0
User4144642, Event Date: 2+ years ago
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 4.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Questions in the planning stage were answered quickly, and all was as advertised. When my son wanted change in music with cocktails, he asked and changes were made right away. Accessing request site was easy and gave Robert veto power. Jon was great and at least gave the impression that he was having fun too! Some guests requested that we do the hora which was not in our plan at all, but Jon was happy to oblige.

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DJ By Jake responded with the following comments:
Hi Kathy!

Jon certainly was having a good time and we were happy we could make the process and event itself smooth and, most of all, fun! Congratulations again!

5.0/5.0
User4094010, Event Date: 2+ years ago
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Jake Lewis was very professional and courteous throughout the planning at our event. The students absolutely enjoyed the music at our dance and it made it a very memorable night. I would highly recommend DJ By Jake for your event, worth every penny!

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5.0/5.0
Jen, Event Date: 11/23/2013
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

DJ by Jake was professional, responsive, and FUN! We had close to 70 teenagers to celebrate my daughter's 16th birthday and they danced all night. Not one person was seated for close to three hours! DJ by Jake was responsive to our needs, kept the party rolling, and allowed me the time to enjoy myself visiting with guests and dancing. We couldn't be more happy with the service and have received many, many compliments from party goers saying how much fun they had dancing.

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DJ By Jake responded with the following comments:
Jen, thanks a ton! The kids were great and made it easy and fun for me too'

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D, Event Date: 07/13/2013
Quality of Service: 3.0 Responsiveness: 4.0 Professionalism: 3.0 Value: 3.0 Flexibility: 4.0

Unfortunately Jake was unable to attend our party but did send another DJ in his place. Nick was very willing to follow our instruction with regards to toast, enouncements etc... We unfortunately did not supply him with a music list prior to our party, lesson learned. Nick did not use the microphone at all and therefore I felt that he lacked experience, he did not get the party moving or try to participate with getting people up to dance. We did have a few ladies rather demanding with requests and at nights end Nick packed up and left very quickly. he did not say goodbye or offer any information for future bookings. At times 4 or 5 songs would go by with no one on the dance floor, finally he would play something up beat the dance floor would be crowded for a few songs and then it would lapse again. Nick was a nice guy but I personally would not hire him again. Would consider booking again if we could get Jake. We heard Jake at a prior wedding and he was fabulous.

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DJ By Jake responded with the following comments:
As you said in your critique, lesson learned when not giving us songs you chose to hear. The songs we select (and I would've played many of the same ones as Nick did, after seeing his playlist) are culled from our experience with similar parties, most requested lists put out by DJ publications, requests, etc. In some cases, I can play a great set of dance songs, but sometimes the guests simply don't feel like dancing for a number of reasons. (I always encourage the hosts or clients to start the dancing, as most people are shy to get out on the floor at first. I'm not sure if this was the case with your event, as I was not there.)

I would add, though, that from the very beginning of our discussion I told you that we are not on the microphone a lot -- that we are not "party motivators." Therefore, if that had been something you were hoping for, we would have appreciated that information in advance, or if it was something I felt we couldn't provide, I would have referred you to other DJs who are more of the "game show hosts" variety it seems you speak of. Generally, most people tell me they don't want the DJ to talk....after all, it's not us they're there to see. You mentioned you saw me at a previous wedding, and I'm sure you recall that I too did not go on the mic a lot either and do the whole "Get up and dance!" thing either.

When it comes to the requests made by some of the "demanding girls," as you called them, I also thought I made clear that we do not honor all requests if the songs don't "fit" with the flow, in our professional opinion. This is why we have the rates we do -- we know what will work and what won't from the vast experience we have, as opposed to someone with less experience at DJ'ing. This usually holds up to be true.

Regarding Nick's leaving at the end of the night: we do that so that the host (you) will not be bothered by us as they are saying goodbye to their guests and tying things up. This is as out of respect and convenience to you, and not meant in any way as being rude. I would have done the same thing myself.

Jake

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If you are an Educator in the state of Massachusetts, DJ By Jake will give you 10% of off your final booking rate. Contact me with your information, and mention that you saw this from WeddingWire. This cannot be combined with any other promotion.
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For those in our armed services, DJ BY JAKE will be happy to take 10% off of your total cost for the event. Your event must be booked no less than 6 months to the date ahead of time. Contact me with your information, and mention that you saw this from WeddingWire. This cannot be combined with any other promotion.
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