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I don't think that people realize how important a DJ is to the wedding. They might think "Oh, whatever. They'll play some decent music and we'll be great. If there's booze, who cares!?"
You should and if you can, you should hire Brendan. Here's how it happened with us:
- We had no clue what to do when it comes to choosing a DJ. We had googled some basic questions to make sure we don't get screwed and I was typically kind of paranoid when it comes to wedding costs and services anyway. So needless to say we were a bit worried about this part.
- We found B-Sharp and Brendan kind of by accident and after one phone call it was clear this was the person we want right next to us on the day of.
- The first phone call was basically him going over how he does business, pointing out that he doesn't use knock off songs when it comes to his playlist. It isn't a Rolling Stones knock off, its the real deal.
I want to stress this point as an aside. Ever been to a wedding and you're dancing and then realize "Hey, something seems... off about this song?" It's because the DJ didn't invest in the full song database list and doesn't want to pay the fees associated with playing that true version of the song. B-Sharp invests in giving you a FULL suite of songs. And if you want the knock off? Then go ahead and play Susan Boyle's "Wild Horses."
- That first meeting went over what we love as a couple for music. Subsequent planning was done via email or quick phone calls and through his very easy to use website for song selection.
- The website is very cool and well organized! And it helps break out songs you might not even realize should be considered.
- We live out of state in Illinois so all the planning was pretty much remote except for the final meeting. His office is clean, very comfortable, and overall made myself, my bride to be, and mother in law not only excited but ready to rock.
THE DAY OF!
- He was on time and fully set up when we needed him there. He worked with our weird requests for coordination, such as the fact that we had Wally The Green Monster (Boston Red Sox mascot) show up and would need an intro. We were complicated and he rolled with it while also providing a beautiful lighting setup that shifted throughout the night. It was simple but elegant.
The songs that we didn't choose but up to Brendan were great and kept the crowd bumpin' all night. And NO CHICKEN DANCE! I cannot stress how important this was to me to not have any hackey songs played that would be at most weddings. If my drunk aunt came up and ask for it to be played and we had put that on the DO NOT PLAY LIST it wasn't going to get played.
Choosing a great DJ for your special day (energy and flow are vital to having a good time and music plays a huge factor into that)is really important to ensuring folks have a great time. But also make things easier on yourselves by choosing B-Sharp Entertainment. It'll be the best investment you make - besides the long term one of being married to your partner, of course. :)
Brendan and B-Sharp entertainment did such an amazing job at our reception. Brendan is great to work with, giving us awesome suggestions for songs to play during the cake cutting, parent dances, etc. He played all the perfect songs during the reception and keep the dance floor packed all night long with awesome song choices that everyone loved. He made sure that the reception flowed perfectly and kept everything running on time. We had such an amazing time and the dancing was non stop all night thanks to Brendan. Definitely recommend him for any Bride looking for an awesome DJ! He is able to feel out a room and know what songs and genres people are dancing to the most and keep it going to keep the party rocking all night long!
Brendan Lafferty was highly recommended to my husband and I, and let me tell you he did not disappoint in one bit. Great energy and friendly, which to me it's a plus. Kept everyone on the dance floor all night. I would definitely hire him again. He also provided us with the lighting and photobooth, which it was amazing! To all future brides or anyone who's looking for a great DJ, Brendan Lafferty is your DJ to go to.
Thank you so much again Brendan for your fantastic services on our special day!
For our recent wedding we hired B Sharp Entertainment for our DJ services and lighting and it was not only exceptional that day but it was incredibly flexible leading up to our wedding day. We only had to meet with Brendan twice which was convenient for our VERY busy schedules. You can completely design your music for your wedding day right online in your own personal account. From ceremony music to reception music-it covered all the bases. The day of our wedding Brendan was very professional and kept everything running smoothly. I am a dancer as are all of my friends and I thought Brendan played an excellent mix of music for all. Everyone had a great time and the pink up-lighting was incredible! I would recommend B Sharp Entertainment to all of my friends planning a wedding.
"Our style is fun, upbeat and positive, but never cheesy.
We won’t turn your reception into a circus, and we’ll never do anything that could embarrass you or your guests."
These words were what jumped out at me when I looked at B-Sharp Entertainment's website. We've all been to events with cheesy, over the top, classless DJ's. As a bride, it was one of my worst fears that I would end up with one of THOSE guys for my wedding. However, as soon as I had my first conversation with Brendan, I knew he was anything BUT that. He answered my first email promptly and made phone contact soon after that. One of my main concerns was that I was working with a budget, which I let him know up front. He was understanding of that and was willing to give me a rough estimate over the phone, just to make sure that we were on the same page. I found this incredibly refreshing after encountering several other DJ's who would flat out NOT talk money, and worst of all one who made me and my fiancé sit through 90 minutes of light displays, slide shows, and self-flattery, shutting us down every time we asked what his price range was (only to eventually find out that he charged $10,000 for the evening!) Brendan's rates were reasonable, his schedule was flexible when it came to meeting in person, and it was evident right away that he loves what he does. He has a great sense of humor and was SO easy to work with, and he totally let us set our theme for our wedding, offering helpful advice where we needed it and some great suggestions. He picked up our vibe right away and was open to our ideas (even though some of them were a little silly or unconventional). We knew we had found our guy and we were not let down! Brendan arrived at our venue early on the day of our wedding. His appearance was neat and professional (something I know all you brides worry about when it comes to your vendors), and his presence throughout the evening was the same. He was a great host, he played all the songs we really wanted to hear (and none that we didn't) and he was really in tune with what the guests wanted. Our dance floor was packed from the minute he opened it up, right 'til the very last song. Brendan made our wedding night the best party of our lives, and I can honestly say that it wouldn't have been the same without him. We would (and will) recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ!
Brendan was my DJ for my wedding reception, and I highly recommend him. He is very professional and was super responsive whenever I emailed him. He kept the dance floor full all night, which was awesome. The whole reception was seamless--totally perfect! Thank you, Brendan!!
We had the best time with Brendan at our wedding this past weekend! He was involved with ceremony music, cocktail music, and provided outstanding DJ service throughout dinner and dancing! Brendan got the energy going and LITERALLY everyone was on the dance floor! Brendan played the perfect mix all night long and I know that all our guests heard a song, if not many, that they love. Brendan even played a special request for my husband and I that was like us getting a second "first dance". All around, an excellent experience and job well done by Brendan!
We used Brendan for our wedding this past weekend and all around he did an excellent job. He was professional, thorough, responsive, and knowledgeable throughout the whole process.
Quality of Service - all around excellent. Very professional website and extensive song list to select tracks to play and not to play. Allowed for us to do just the right amount of customization. It also accepts payment in a variety of ways which was convenient. He also provides a list of different common wedding events that you may want to include and offers suggestions about what you might want to add. For example he had a great suggestion for our centerpiece giveaway which is something that we had forgotten about until he brought it up. The photo booth was also excellent in terms of quality of photos, organization of photos, and the level of service from the attendant. We also had uplighting which I didn't really notice during the night (too busy dancing :P) but other people thought was lovely.
Responsiveness - superb. spoke with him several times before our wedding and made himself available at times convenient to us.
Professionalism - also excellent; both beforehand with all of the planning and also during the event. this also extends to Chris who operated the photo booth at our wedding. Brendan talked us through everything in the plan for the reception and then executed the plan flawlessly.
Value - Excellent value. We had quotes from a few different DJs and Brendan came in right around the midpoint of the quotes. The quality of the product for the price is excellent though making his services an outstanding value. He has great skills as a DJ and an MC. The photobooth service was excellent for quality and service. The uplighting was good as well.
Flexibility - Excellent.
We worked with Brendan for dramatic uplighting for our reception, as well as to have a photo-booth for guests....both worked out great. Brendan was professional, easy to work with, prompt with communication and friendly! He was 100% reliable, and we would highly recommend him.
Brendan's uplighting was beautiful and really transformed our space. The Photobooth was a lot of fun for guests, and their pictures were made into magnets for give aways. They also made a great keepsake / guest book for us. While both of these services were non-essentials for our wedding, we are so happy we did them because they definitely enhanced the evening!
There is a reason why Brendan is voted one of the best for a few consecutive years. Responsive, creative, flexible, and professional we could not have asked for a better DJ. Brendan's online forum is a really helpful planning tool for a busy bride and groom. I would recommend him to any wedding in the area!
Was ok did not play really what I wanted . Not worth all the money . Photo booth was awesome though
Brendan was a joy to work with. From our first meeting, my husband and I felt at ease. We could customize our music as much as we wanted. We chose a few must plays and do not plays, but let Brendan do his thing. Brendan was very intuitive to the crowd. He played a variety of music that appealed to everyone - young and old. Everyone was dancing until the end! We had many complements regarding the music at our wedding. Brendan is a fantastic choice! His first priority is the bride and groom, but, again, appeals to everyone. Would highly recommend him! He is very professional and easy to work with.
We could not be happier with Brendan! Brendan removes all stress and anxiety by making himself available at all times and responding to any questions or requests in a quick manner. Brendan's website/client account make putting together a playlist so easy. Brendan is a true professional and is gauranteed to make your special night smooth and seamless. I would recommend Brendan to anyone and feel extremely confident in my recommendation. Bottom line...Brendan is the man and YOU WILL BE satisfied!
B-Sharp Entertainment was absolutely incredible! Brendan played great music all night long and kept the dance floor busy! My wife and I were planning our wedding from out of town, but Brendan was wonderful at meeting with us when we were in town and B-Sharp's website was extremely user-friendly and made it really easy to suggest music and plan out the entire reception!
I would definitely recommend B-Sharp Entertainment to anyone planning a wedding in the New England area! So many guests came up to me after the reception saying how much fun they had and how great the DJ was. Thanks to B-Sharp Entertainment, our wedding was the party that we hoped for!
We rented the photo booth from B-sharp entertainment for our wedding after I saw it at a bridal show. It is up to date with touch screen and nice and compact. The attendant at the booth was very helpful when we had glitches with the screen freezing. Not his fault but it was still happening so he did do us the favor of staying open a little bit later than scheduled. My only thought is I wish I brought more props for variety! Overall, I got a zillion compliments about how fun and entertaining it was and that it was a definite must. "This is the most fun wedding I've been to in a long time!" is something I heard multiple times and it was always after leaving the photo booth :) We thoroughly enjoyed getting the book of all the strips from the night.. so glad we will get to laugh and reminisce about the really fun time everyone had over and over again... Go B-Sharp!! Thank you for a great time..!
Brendan was an absolute professional. He put us at ease and helped us make decisions that made our wedding a blast. He met with us twice, and had numerous email contacts to make sure everything was going as planned. Going into the wedding we had nothing to worry about. I cannot say enough good things about the wedding! Brendan was an excellent DJ who kept the crowd on the dance floor the whole time, except when the guests were enjoying the photo booth! Everyone loved going into the booth and getting the pictures as a souvenir.
Brendan is my hero. I told him this at my wedding. Our dance floor was packed during the entire reception, and his uplighting looked absolutely fantastic and provided an extra special element to the room. His music selections were spot-on with the mood we were trying to set throughout the evening from the start of cocktail hour to the very last song. He does an excellent job of getting to know his clients and the event they're hosting, so you hardly feel the need to give him much guidance or provide a long list of song requests. He is an incredibly professional, hard-working person who truly loves what he does which makes him a real joy to work with.
I would highly recommend Brendan for your next event.
Brendan was wonderful! He knew exactly what to play to keep everyone dancing and he didn't miss a must play song or a request ! He was on the ball with everything. Perfect !
If it was possible to give B-Sharp Entertainment more stars we would! We originally met Brendan a few years ago when he provided the DJ services for my sister's wedding. After that night I knew instantly that he was definitely the person that I would want to eventually be a part of my wedding as well. His extensive background in the music/entertainment business alone makes him more than qualified to be the best master of ceremonies that anyone could hope for at their wedding reception. After only just a single meeting to get to know us better and discuss our preferences he was able to build a list of songs that both perfectly matched our musical tastes and created the exact tone/vibe that made the reception an unforgettable night of dancing and fun. He also provided the music for the ceremony and was able to transition smoothly between the ceremony and reception despite some last minute location changes due to weather.
We have attended numerous other weddings in recent years and are both firm believers that a DJ can make or break the reception. The DJ is responsible for maintaining the flow of the reception and ensuring that everyone is having fun. The best DJs do this without trying to draw attention to themselves or steal the show at all. Brendan is indeed the best! He made every transition seamless and enjoyable for everyone without any attempt to be the center of attention. People are still telling us on a daily basis that they wish they were back at our wedding because the night was so much fun.
After witnessing his work at two great weddings, we would HIGHLY recommend B-Sharp Entertainment to anyone looking to make their wedding an event to remember. Thanks again Brendan!
Brendan was such an excellent DJ at our wedding. My husband and I highly recommend his amazing services! He is classy, respectful and gets the crowd going! He made sure to execute every one of our wishes and was a pleasure to work with throughout our entire wedding process. Everything was flawless and our guests are still telling us how much fun they were having the entire time at our reception. We loved having Brendan as our DJ and truly working with him. Hiring him is definitely worthwhile!!
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B-Sharp Entertainment is the detail-oriented company that delivers the perfect mix of music and fun for the best times of your life. We know great music, we love our clients, and you'll love our services, from award-winning DJ entertainment to event lighting, photobooth rentals and live music.
- Price Range: $$$
- Music Types: 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band/Swing, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Disco, Hip-Hop, International, Jazz, Latin, Oldies, R&B, Soul, Top 40/Pop, Variety
- Specialties: Ceremony DJ, Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Coordination Services, Karaoke, Lighting, MC Services, Uplighting
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011