75 total reviews
We officially tied the knot on October 12th and were fortunate enough to have Mike as our DJ. Mike came HIGHLY recommended by numerous people in the Capital Region. Five minutes into our first meeting together over a year ago, I knew he was going to throw us a PARTY. Mike amazed me when we met one month before the wedding, with his post-it notes, highlighters and files. His organization and attention to detail made me so incredibly happy. Mike remembered everything we requested, and was more than happy to satisfy our "wild and crazy" ideas.... he even helped us pull off a flash mob style conga line, father of the bride speech accompanied by music, and a wedding party dance number.
My husband and I cannot stress enough how absolutely incredible Mike was to work with. His energy was contagious and he had the entire dance floor packed the whole night. Mike has true talent - he knows his music, and more importantly follows his intuition, reading the audience and knowing exactly what to play and when, to get the guests moving. We only had to give Mike a short list of our favorite songs for him to pick-up on our vibe and understand our style.
We had all our faith in the world in Mike. To us, music was one of the most important elements of our wedding, and I can honestly say that we did not worry about this once! We trusted Mike and he BLEW US AWAY, as we knew he would.
Three weeks later our guests are still raving about our wedding, and how the whole night was filled with so much energy and laughter. That is in LARGE part thanks to Mike.
Mike - we only hope we get to work with you again some time in the future!
xoxo- Allie & Steve
Mike Garrasi of Music Man Entertainment was such a joy to work with. His professionalism was impressive. He always got back to you right away if you asked him anything. Plus his knowledge about what songs would be the most fitting were spot on. He's extremely personable and he has a unique understanding for what it takes to create a perfect reception. My husband and I went back and forth on whether to use the Up Lighting. From our experience we would have to definitively say go with the Up Lighting. It's worth every penny. It added character and atmosphere to the reception. If you are in the process of looking for a DJ and don't know who to pick, Mike Garrasi is your DJ. Thank you Mike for all your support and your expertise to make our special night even more special.
Tina And Dean Smith
I loves working with Mike! He has such a great energy and loves his job. He is easily available and easy to work with. He really know what he is talking about and made my wedding planning easier with his great suggestions an upbeat personality. He kept the dancing going at my small wedding and I would definitely recommend him to my friends!
We had already heard such great things about DJ Mike Garrasi, so we knew we were in good hands. He met with us a couple of times to make sure we were 100% on the same page, and on the day of our wedding, everything was perfect! We kept getting compliments from our friends, and our guests were LOVING the dance floor!! With Mike, you not only get a GREAT DJ, but also a friend, and a true wedding pro! Thanks, Mike!!
Mike was our DJ for our wedding on 9/5/14. We would not change a thing! The music was continuous and the energy was great. Mike was polite and respectful. Our best man made a speech and ended it with a quote from a led zeppelin song. The next song that was played was that song...without any request from us or our best man. That just shows you how attentive mike is. If you're thinking of a DJ for your next event and mike is available ...do it!!! you honestly don't need any second options :)
Mike is the best DJ we could have hoped for!! We booked him early after hearing and reading good reviews about him and he did not disappoint! He went above and beyond the call of duty; even taking time from his family vacation to return my initial call when asking if he was available for our date.
He had plenty of suggestions when we did not know what songs to choose for different parts of our reception. He really understood our music tastes, as well as our guests - he had people up and dancing during the dinner music - something we did not anticipate! And then kept the party going until the last minute of our reception.
We had guests requests songs on our response cards and Mike was very good about fitting the songs in without missing a beat! We absolutely want to go to another wedding where he is the Music Man!
Mike was an awesome DJ to have at our wedding this past weekend. We hit it off from our first phone conversation and he was such an easy going guy to work with. He played exactly what we wanted and kept the party going the entire night. The dance floor was filled and the energy was fantastic. He is professional, honest, and we will use him for future events!
Mike was our DJ for our wedding reception at the National Museum of Dance. From the moment we met him we knew he was the right person for us. He is always professional, personable, and has a great taste in music! Mike was always prompt in getting back to us, even when we weren't so quick to get back to him. He was very proactive to ask both what types of music we wanted to hear at the reception and also what we absolutely didn't want to hear. At the reception, Mike worked very well with our other vendors (most had recommended him as their favorite DJ) and always asked us if we were ready for the next thing. He never pressured us into doing things faster than we wanted, or surprised people with events that they weren't ready/in the right spot to do. We took his suggestion to use up-lighting on the columns at NMD and it really made the most of the room and allowed us to transition from an elegant dinner to a party after the meal. Best of all, Mike kept the dance floor packed all night with great music and we have been getting compliments ever since on how great a night everyone had!
Mike was an awesome DJ to work with. He listened to all the requests we had given him and followed them. Mike makes sure your guests are having a good time and makes sure you as the bride and groom are all set. He has awesome uplighting and monograming!! Don't waste your time looking for any other DJ's!
These guys were awesome and our guests loved them! They entertained all night and rocked the crowd! We met with them on the phone several times to plan our music and what we wanted. They have an online form that can be edited which was very organized and convenient. The lights were amazing and really added to our reception. Our one goal was to have people up and dancing throughout the night and they really were, which allowed us to have a lot of great pictures! At one point everyone was on the dance floor towards the end. They were great!
After googling every DJ in the capital area, one name kept popping up with 5 star reviews everywhere…The Musicman Mike Garrasi. There is a reason his name pops up so much, he is by far the best DJ ever. He exceeded all of our expectations. My husband and I felt like he knew us for years by all of his music selections. He truly made our wedding spectacular. We might have lost a few pounds just dancing the night away. At first I thought I wanted a band for our wedding, at this moment 24 hours after our wedding I am so grateful that we chose a DJ and even more grateful that we chose Mike Garrasi!
Mike Garrasi is absolutely the best wedding DJ. He is so professional yet easy going and so extremely helpful. He loved our music choices and respected what we wanted and didn't want. We were planning our wedding long distance and Mike was great at responding to emails and helping us figure out what would work for us for our day. We truly ended up with the perfect wedding.
Mike and our other vendors worked so well together. It really wasn't stressful at all thanks to Mike and our other vendors who made everything run so smoothly. I wouldn't consider anyone else for a wedding DJ. Mike is the absolute greatest!
Before we even set a date, people kept telling me “You have to use the Music Man”, and we are so glad we did! The energy and professionalism that Mike has is top notch. We gave him the songs that we wanted for the ceremony, entrances, first dances, etc, but left everything else up to him. Mike did an amazing job playing songs for every generation and the dance floor was never empty. Even my grandparents were on the dance floor until the end of the night. We’re still getting compliments from our guests about how much fun they had! We highly recommend Mike Garrasi! Thank you so much for an amazing wedding.
Mike Garrasi is literally one of the nicest, most genuine people we have ever met. We had attended a wedding where he DJed and once we got engaged, we knew that we wanted Mike to DJ our wedding as well. Both my husband and I spoke with Mike over the phone and he was genuinely interested in our view of our special day. He was also extremely accommodating and flexible. Our wedding night was amazing (although it went too fast) and a huge part of that was thanks to Mike Garrasi. He played the perfect music for the night and for our crowd, without any playlist from us. We gave him a few special songs but otherwise, he just went on his expertise. He is so relaxed that it just feels natural to have him around-almost like one of the family. I cannot say enough good things about him and would highly recommend Mike Garrasi!! Thank you Mike!!
Mike Garrasi was suggested to my Wife and I by the staff at the Old Daley Inn at Crooked Lake (awesome venue, by the way) for our June 15, 2014 Wedding. Mike was incredibly accommodating and truly made of feel like everything was possible, for example: setting up audio outside for our ceremony and attaching cordless mic's to both of our officiants for our Hindu and Catholic ceremony, providing the equipment and sound check for live music which took place in two locations at the venue, and he listened to every single one of our questions and made sure that everything that happened with our day was done the way we wanted it.
Several days before the wedding Mike contacted us to run through everything one more time regarding timeline, pronunciation of names (which he did perfectly) and anything additional we might have wanted to do. If we missed something, Mike double checked to see if we wanted to add something in. If we said "No" Mike said "Okay" and moved on, if we asked for more information, Mike gave examples of his suggestions. Mike is a professional, kind, and caring individual who will truly make your wedding/event/ etc. as special as you would like it. He shows up early, double checks everything, is on the microphone only when necessary, and makes everything about you. He will call you back, respond to your emails in a timely and detailed manner. I highly recommend Mike's services to anyone, any age, any type of event with full confidence in his skills, abilities, and discretion. Thank you Mike for a fantastic day with awesome customer service and great music.
Mike was amazing. He made sure everyone had a wonderful time and had people dancing the whole time. He was fun and easy to work with and made the process painless, even though me and my husband had no idea what we wanted. I would recommend him for any party!
We had Brian Phoenix from The Music Man DJ service and I could not have asked for anything better. He was so easy to work with and very professional. He kept everyone dancing through out the entire reception. He made great suggestions for music that I was having a hard time picking out. I would HIGHLY recommend The Music Man to any one getting married or any other occasion. We got numerous compliments on what a great job he did. I have no complaints at all. It was absolutely perfect!
Mike DJ'd our wedding on May 25th at the Glen Sanders Mansion and he was absolutely fabulous! He was extremely professional and a pleasure to deal with from our very first conversation. He welcomed phone calls, answered all my questions, and made me feel relaxed and at ease during the whole process. All of the vendors we worked with praised him and they were not wrong--he was EXCELLENT! He played to the crowd and kept the energy level high and exciting. We also used his uplighting service and it was definitely worth it. The room took on a whole new ambiance and looked absolutely beautiful. If you are looking for an incredible DJ who goes above and beyond to make your night special, choose Mike at Music Man Entertainment. Thank you Mike!
What an incredible night! Mike provided a great service, keeping a dancing crowd on their feet all night. He worked well with the bridal couple, acknowledging their wishes and offering practical suggestions. He was not overbearing, but was adequately involved with the reception, keeping the party moving.
I would recommend Mike!!!
I knew that I had made the right decision hiring Mike even before the wedding. When my other vendors found out Mike would be my DJ, they were visibly relieved. Needless to say, Mike has a sterling reputation throughout the Capital Region and for good reason. He was professional, helpful, fun, and friendly throughout the entire planning process, and I rested easier knowing that my ceremony and reception music was in good hands. He was just as great at the wedding and even went so far as to fetch us drinks from the bar! I would hire Mike again in a heartbeat and would recommend him to anyone with absolutely no hesitation. His services are worth every penny!
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Music Man Entertainment - DJ Mike Garrasi
"When you're ready to have the time of your life during your wedding reception and throughout the entire planning process - contact a Trusted Wedding Professional - DJ Mike Garrasi" Great Music & Event Coordination. Bose Sound System. Monogram, Up Lighting & Video Presentations are available!
- Music Types: 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band/Swing, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Disco, Hip-Hop, Indian, International, Jazz, Latin, Oldies, R&B, Soul, Top 40/Pop, Variety
- Specialties: Ceremony DJ, Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Coordination Services, Lighting, MC Services, Uplighting
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013