96 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!
He did a great job! Everyone was on the dance floor and had a blast!! Took requests from guests and everything was approved thru the bride and groom
From the moment we booked Mike, we knew our wedding was going to be a blast! Our wedding was over a month ago, and we are still hearing from friends and family about how much fun our wedding was and how great the DJ was! Mike, thanks so much for a such a fun and memorable night, you're the best!!!
Mike exceeded all of our expectations for a wedding DJ. He worked with us to plan all the details, even with a 5 hour time difference while we lived in Hawaii! He took a phone call at 11:30pm in order to make sure he was meeting all of our needs. All we had to do was answer Mike's simple questions and he put it all together. He truly acted as a professional Master of Ceremonies, not just a DJ. We had several special requests, but Mike accommodated us with great enthusiasm. We truly felt like he was there to make our wedding night the best one he has ever been a part of.
SO easy to work with, friendly, and professional. All our guests loved Mike too! THANK YOU!
Mike is absolutely incredible! Our wedding was only yesterday, but I wanted to make sure I shared what a fantastic job Mike did. From the moment we booked him until the day of our wedding, Mike went above and beyond the call of duty. He was always there to answer any question or concern, and was attentive, considerate, and professional at all times. Everyone told us how great the music was at our wedding and that was all thanks to Mike. He really made our wedding day!
Mike is the consummate professional. He takes the time to get to know your musical tastes, the vibe you want for your event, and the correct version of each song to make sure it's right on your big day. He matched our tastes perfectly with the selections he added to our playlists. Even more than keeping the music playing, and the party upbeat, he is meticulous about executing your program as a master of ceremony, he provided uplighting and worked with our elaborate lighting program. He did this all with a smile that made us how genuinely happy he was for us. Mike is a great guy and an iconic Wedding DJ. He's a sure bet. The only reason not to use him, is if he's not available.
When my wife and I first met Mike at a Michael’s Banquet House wedding show, we knew he was the DJ we wanted for our big day. His experience showed more and more as we met with him leading up to our big day. His attention to detail was second to none, even down to making sure that he pronounced everyone’s name exactly how it should sound. His willingness to work with any idea we came up with was top notch.
And most importantly, when it came time to get down on the dance floor, he exceeded our expectations by leaps and bounds. The Floor was packed all night. And ending the night with “Iesha” by Another Bad Creation really made my wife’s night. We are still getting complements on Mike as our DJ to this day.
We would recommend Mike the Music Man to anyone and everyone. Don’t ever remember spending that much time on the dance floor at a wedding ever.
Thanks Mike for making our special day one that we will never forget.
Warren & Iesha
We had seen Mike in action at another wedding, and knew immediately when we started planning our big day that we wanted him to lead the charge of getting our party started! As we expected, he did not disappoint. What we liked most about Mike was not only his amazing selections of fun, energetic and appropriate music that guests of all ages can enjoy, but the fact that he truly cares about contributing and making a positive impact on the biggest night of your life. Outside of being a great DJ, he is a great person and true professional. He keeps the night moving along, helps to mitigate anything that comes up unexpected, and most importantly.... keeps your dance floor packed and rocking out all night!!! We couldn't have asked for a better MC/DJ...
Thanks for everything Mike!!
From the first phone call with Mike all the way through the end of our wedding reception, Mike was such a pleasure to work with and did a phenomenal job from start to finish. We knew that we wanted a DJ for our reception and spent a lot of time researching DJ's in the area. Mike responded to our inquiry right away with a personal phone call, and actually took the time to get to know us and what we wanted at our reception regarding our entertainment. We have been to many weddings and knew that the DJ can make or break a wedding reception, and Mike completely surpassed our expectations. During our final meeting, Mike spent a lot of time with us organizing our reception and helping us plan our night. It was a stressful time in wedding planning and he put our minds at ease and it was such a relief to know going into our wedding date that he was going to take care of everything and that we had nothing to worry about--and the day of, he did absolutely that and more. He gave great suggestions regarding timing and song selection and accommodated any last minute changes we had with ease. We also used his uplighting during our reception and it really enhanced our venue.He was so great to work with and kept everyone on the dance floor all night. We can't say enough about his work and we were so happy to have him for our wedding!! We have and will continue to recommend him to anyone!
Thank you Mike!!
-Katie & Rob
Mike was ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL. Look no further...Book him now before someone else books him for your date, because it will happen!!!!!!!!
We knew from the first time we spoke on the phone that we were in great hands and would have absolutely nothing to worry about. He always was very prompt in responding to emails during our planning process, and had awesome ideas for a few extras that we worked into our reception. (and I thought I had already thought of everything!!) During our reception, we had so many people telling us how much they loved the music. There were so many times while we were on the dance floor that we looked around and were astounded at how many people were on that dance floor with us, thanks to Mike's excellent work. He knows how to set the mood, and knows how to get people on their feet. One of the stars of our dance floor was a man in his 90's!! We had the time of our lives!! Thank you so much Mike for being a huge part of our perfect wedding!
~Heather & Jason~
Having Mike Garrasi as the DJ for our wedding was one of the best decisions Lauren and I have made. From the first introduction call to the final handshake good bye, Mike was the most enthusiastic, professional, amazing (the adjectives can go on and on) individuals we worked with. When Mike first shared that he would be there for us to answer any questions, he truly meant it. He would get back to us either by email, text or social media with an answer to our question or ideas. We were even changing things up minutes prior to being introduced, and Mike casually altered things and it went off with a glitch.
The service that he provided was much more than just music at our cocktail hour and reception, Mike was able to generate excitement with our guests from the moment they first entered all the way up to the last song. He was the entertainment backbone to the whole reception and truly an instrumental part of our wedding day.
The reception would not be what it was with out Mike. And if people are reading this looking for a DJ for any event, look no more and get in touch with him.
We could not have asked for a better DJ for our wedding day!! Mike was a pleasure to work with and was always available for any questions that we had. His vibrant personality and professionalism throughout the whole wedding process was amazing. Mike had our guests dancing all night and we received many compliments on the music selections at the end of the night. Music is such an important aspect of a wedding, and something that everyone remembers. We were confident from the start that we chose the right DJ, and he made our whole evening worry-free. Thank you so much, Mike, for making our wedding unforgettable!!!!!
When I got engaged 2 years ago I knew that I wanted Mike to be our DJ. After booking the Canfield Casino, he was the second person we got on our wedding team. Mike completely understood the tone I wanted to take with our wedding. Since my husband and I were dating for 11 years before our marriage, we wanted a party more than a formal wedding. Mike got that and my husband and I couldn't be happier.
Mike took on the role as not only our DJ but part of our planning team, he even helped us find the photographer! Throughout the 2 years of planning, Mike checked in and couldn't wait for our day! One of the greatest things he did was help us placement of a special song in our family. Journey's "Don't Stop Believing." He suggested that we have that as our last song and let me say, what a moment that created! Throughout the whole wedding and even know, I have people coming to me and saying this was the best wedding they have ever been to! It's been an amazing process and I owe a lot of it to Mike Garassi! My advice to the people who are planning their wedding...Hire Mike!
Because he is freaking awesome! Mike Garrasi of Music Man was the best DJ a bride and groom could ask for!!! He is so accommodating, lively and knows how to get a (wedding) party going! My (now) husband and I have completely opposite tastes in music and yet both of us were on that dance floor - he made both of us very happy. My husband and I adored him - this is a guy you feel like you have been friends with for years and want to be friends with after the wedding! Love, Love, Love!
Mike Garrasi does an incredible job of offering you and your wedding party as much or as little as you want. He is always on the ball with what you want on the day, not only in terms of the songs you want played but also the feel and atmosphere you want too.
Mike Garrasi strikes an incredible relationship with his bride and groom and is friendly, attentive and puts you at ease on your big day.
We organized our wedding from London yet Mike ensured he was always available for questions and made sure he spent the time to get to know us over several Skype meetings, to really get a feel for us as a couple, our families and what we wanted.
We barely gave Mike a song list yet through talking to us and listening to what we had to say he picked up on the fact we just wanted our wedding to be fun for all our guests and our dance floor filled. On the day Mike is great at reading the room and knowing exactly what his audience wanted.
We added up-lighting and our monogram to our package months after the initial order with with Mike which added even more wonder to our beautiful day.
Mike Garrasi will act as your DJ, your host, your events organizer, your greeter and will be as much or as little as you want him to be.
Mike was amazing! A 5 star review is an understatement, he deserves 10 stars! He is so amazing to work with and so helpful with everything from helping me find my photographer to helping me pick our songs! Not only was the music great but his uplighting made the room complete! We had multiple guests comment on how great the music was and they were having such a great time dancing. When Mike asked me what kind of music we wanted all I gave him was that we wanted to have fun and dance, and that is what he gave us! The dance floor was never empty and everyone was dancing and having a great time! If your looking for a great DJ and to have a great time Mike is your man!!!!
My husband and I had Music Man for our wedding DJ in August and we absolutely loved him!! He was great to work with and was truly available whenever you wanted to talk. I highly recommend him for any events as a DJ. We will definitely be using him again in the future. :)
Mike by far is the best DJ out there!!! If you are looking for a DJ, look no longer because you will not find anyone better than Mike!!! His customer service skills and attention to detail are beyond wonderful!!!! He made the entire process so easy and comfortable! Our dance floor was PACKED all night long!!! From his music selection to the uplighting and dance floor lights he provided; we couldn't have asked for anything better!!! Mike definitely enhanced our wedding experience!! All of our guests were impressed with Mike!!! We will definitely be recommending Mike to everyone we know!!!!
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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 Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2015
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
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