Rehearsals + Parties, Reception, Wedding
Recorded Music, Sound Equipment, Music, Equipment, Rentals + Equipment
My husband and I loved working with Butch! For the very first phone call, we knew he was out DJ. He was so easy to talk to and very professional at the same time. He kept in touch about the little details. We also had him play music for our processional. He has an online portal where you can create a play list (and a do not play list) which was really liked. I had a special mix of a song for my father/daughter dance and he was very excited to help us make it happen. We were so impressed with Butch!
From the moment we met Butch, we instantly felt comfortable with him. He didn’t seem overly salesy or like he was reading from a script, like many of the other vendors we met with. It was a no brainer for us to hire him as our wedding DJ and we were not disappointed! He was extremely thorough beforehand – meeting us at our venue to do a run through a few weeks prior and going over all the details carefully. His online database was also a great resource for us in selecting our playlist. The day of our wedding everything went smoothly – from the sound at our outdoor service to the special dances and reception. We had a full dance floor until the very last song!
Butch was an absolute all star. When we were so underwhelmed with the interviews we had with big box DJ companies, Butch managed to immediately put us at ease. He's enthusiastic, he listens and he takes the time to learn about the couple so that he can make the reception the best for the bride and groom. Butch was attentive to our needs leading up to our reception, and even offered to help us with items not related to his role, without being over bearing. He could have easily been the life of the party, but knew how to truly influence the environment of the party by his song selection. His interactive software platform also made it very easy for us to compose our Do Not Play and Must Play lists. Another great thing about Butch in comparison to other DJ's that we really appreciated was his approach with regard to the total package; where other vendors tacked on extra charges for things like up-lighting, Butch just offered to include it at no additional cost. He took direction spectacularly. We didn't want an interactive DJ and he did a great job. People are still commenting on how great a job he did and we love the fact that we couldn't agree more. Thanks Butch!!!
Butch was fantastic! Always checking with me to make sure I was happy and making sure the timing was flawless! Such a great Dj and awesome guest!! Thanks so much Butch! - The Breedlove's
Great DJ. Highly recommend.Reviewed on 8/09/2015 Jessica C
Butch is an absolutely fabulous DJ. He is the only DJ we met with because we liked him instantly. He's got a great system to help you pick out songs to play (or not play!) at the wedding. He was very accommodating and was willing to add lesser-known songs (like our first dance song). My mom was happy because the music wasn't "so loud you can't hear yourself think," and I was happy because he made sure we kept to the schedule. People seriously danced the entire night. I've never seen so many people on the dance floor! He even recorded all of the wedding speeches and toasts, which was great considering we didn't have videographer. The final thing I have to say about Butch is he's just a really nice guy. He's the type of person you'd invite to your wedding if you hadn't already hired him ;)
The Best DJ in Connecticut!Reviewed on 3/31/2015 Sarah H
As soon as we got engaged, my fiance and I knew we would hire Butch as our DJ for our reception. We have gotten to know Butch over the last 6 years when he has been the DJ for a non-profit Christmas party we attend each year. Butch's greatest talent is his ability to read a crowd and provide them with the song they need to keep the party going (or take it down a notch with a slow song). Our dance floor was packed for the entire reception thanks to Butch! Leading up to our wedding, we were able to use Butch's online database to select songs for introductions and special dances, submit special instructions, and provide a timeline for the reception. Butch also went above and beyond to download special music that we wanted played. He also worked with me the week before our wedding to mix two songs together for my father-daughter dance. If you want a DJ with a friendly personality and individualized service for an affordable price, Butch is your guy!
Personable and ProfessionalReviewed on 9/22/2014 Kate L
We could not have been more pleased to have chosen Butch to be our DJ at our wedding. From the first time we met him, until the end of our wedding day, he was professional, genuinely nice guy and did an excellent job. He met with us whenever we were in the area and is very accommodating. He gave very good music recommendations to fit our style. He has a great website to choose which songs you would like for the ceremony, first dance, etc. He even helped us the night of the wedding with orchestrating the timing of events throughout the night. He is prompt to answer emails and was always available, even on short notice. We would highly recommend Butch for any event.
Mount Southington EventsReviewed on 12/05/2012 tanya r
Butch has been DJing family events here at Mt Southington for a few years now. He always does a great job and can accomodate any event we have whether it's the Hawaiian Luau or Winter Carnival, his music keeps the crowds going!! Young and old enjoy his music and like to sit on our deck watching Skiers & Snowboarders jam to the tunes. Thanks for making our events more fun!
Nice work, but could have used more troubleshootinReviewed on 11/13/2012 Mia G
Butch was professional and mature, and not "one of those" cheesy DJs. We liked him right away for his can-do attitude, offering solutions to all of our concerns and requests. He impressed us by offering to help with a possible babysitting situation, since we were trying to make arrangements from out-of-town and didn't know where to start. He also deftly handled a flare-up with my wife's cousins during the reception, and didn't let it escalate. The one thing we found disappointing was that things could have been troubleshot better: Butch offered to provide mics and amplification for our outdoor ceremony, but when we walked down the aisle and arrived in front of our officiant, we were surprised to find there were no mics or amplification at all. We don't know why, since we had discussed this, and the location of the nearest outlet at the adjacent reception venue, and he had said he would bring sufficient extension cords. He had given us a great deal to work within our budget, so we didn't feel we could complain too much.
Perfect for our weddingReviewed on 9/23/2012 Briana F
Butch made our wedding day come together perfectly. He made it so simple for us, he knew exactly what to do and when to do it without us ever having to worry about a thing. The music was great as well! We were looking for a live band for our cocktail hour and he helped set us up with a group. If we had to go back, we would definitely choose Butch again!
Couldn't ask for more!Reviewed on 9/10/2012 megan s
We used Butch's DJ services for a charity event and he was perfect! He showed up just when we needed, played exactly what we asked and was professional, courteous and fun throughout the entire event! From the minute we contacted him about the even he accomodated our every request and was so easy to deal with. Anytime I had a concern or question he would say "no worries" and he had it covered! If you want someone easy to work with, professional, and someone who will get your event going just the way you want, Butch is the guy! i couldn't rave enough about him!
Butch is a blastReviewed on 8/04/2012 Nichole R
Butch had done one of our friend’s wedding, so we had the pleasure of seeing him in action before signing the contract. He’s a wonderful person, not only did he take care of all the music but he has this calming feel to him and he helped plan arrange everything. He was willing to meet with us and the vendor multiple times just so everything was worked out.....and just so happens it all worked out perfectly that day :) He was great!!!! Book him!!!
Awesome DJReviewed on 7/26/2012 Sarah G
Butch is a great DJ and wonderful to work with! He has the best personality and is very prompt to respond to correspondence. He played all of the songs we requested, did a great job announcing the bridal party, cake cutting, etc. So many of our guests were dancing!!! Everyone had so much fun, due to how great Butch is!! We received many compliments on our DJ!
Simply the Best!Reviewed on 11/21/2011 Jennifer R
Our title says it all! From our first meeting to the day of our wedding, Butch was there for us in every step of the planning. He went above and beyond to make sure that we had the wedding of our dreams. There are simply not enough ways to say how thankful we are to him. We had such an amazing experience with Butch as our DJ. He had the best music playing all night long and kept every guest out of their seats and on the dance floor! Also, because of the services Butch provides, we now have a CD that we can listen to of our vows and of all the speeches.
Surpassed any wedding DJ we have ever heard!Reviewed on 10/09/2011 Kristen G
We wanted to thank Butch again for doing such an outstanding job at our wedding reception. He far surpassed any wedding DJ we have ever heard. Everyone had such a great time. We will definitely recommend him. Butch provided a lot of unique and special touches - he provided individual attention to our music selection/requests along with making a special touching moment for our bestman to be able to give his speech/toast after being wounded while serving in the military. We absolutely loved the lighting which was customized specifically for the dance floor and the first dance photos look amazing with the lighting design spinning in the background. He truly made this important day very special!
Extremely professional & kind!!Reviewed on 9/04/2011 Ali L
Butch Gray was recommended to us by our photographer and we couldn't thank him enough for doing so! Butch is such a kind person and you can tell that he really cares about each event that he does. He is very professional and has many years experience so you know he's done and seen it all! We were very specific with our playlist and he was very open to that helped us choose even more songs. He responds very promptly to emails and was very easy to work with. Our wedding day went perfectly and Butch had a big hand in that! Thanks, Butch!!! :) *Ali & Ed
Butch Gray is AMAZING!Reviewed on 8/15/2011 Alissa D
If I could give Butch more than five stars I would!! My husband and I really loved Butch's DJ'ing services for our wedding. He was super professional (answered emails and phone call in a timely manner and very organized), smile on his face the whole time, easy to work with, and most importantly kept the crowd on the dance floor. Thank you Butch!!
Created a perfect evening for my weddingReviewed on 4/08/2011 Shari D
Butch Gray added the magic that created a beautiful wedding. He listened to who we were as a couple and what we wanted to achieve with our music. Our younger friends boogied, our older guests waltzed and everyone felt like they were part of the evening. Butch made all guests feel included and really kept the evening on target. He was more then our DJ but our ring leader, announcer of all events, eyes and ears and when needed savior. I cannot recommend Butch more highly or with warmer regards. He orchestrated a night I will never forget. Butch believes in professionalism, dedication and truly cares about the celebration he is being hired to be part of. Look no further when looking for a CT DJ, whatever your occasion maybe.
He brought the room to life!Reviewed on 12/02/2010 Lisa M
Butch Gray was awesome! I don't think I ever left the dance floor during my entire wedding reception. Just what I asked for! He kept the guests entertained all night. The great thing about Butch is that he allows you to be as involved or un-involved in the music selection/planning for your event as you want to be. Being big into music myself, I can speak truthfully when I say he has a huge music library and if he doesn't have a song he will find it! He brought the room to life! Butch has great style, personality and professionalism! I recommend him to any future bride. You will not be dissapointed.
Professional, Responsive & OrganizedReviewed on 12/02/2010 Jen W
Butch came highly recommended from someone in the wedding industry who had worked with him in the past. He was very easy to work with and offered solutions for all of our music needs (outdoor ceremony, patio cocktail hour and indoor dinner/dancing). He provided prepared templates for my husband and I to complete with our information and music preferences. The night of our wedding he kept guests entertained, accepted and played their requests and kept the party going. All in all we were very pleased with his service. I highly recommend Butch Gray to future brides.
Incredible DJReviewed on 11/27/2010 Ann P
When I think of Butch, the first thing that comes to mind is Incredible! I have worked with Butch for many years always enjoying the awesome job he does! He is enthusiastic, energetic, dependable and fun! I have seen many weddings and parties come to life with fun and excitement due to Butch's ability to DJ! I would highly recommend Butch to any bride and groom who are looking for a dedicated, dependable, enthusiastic, and energetic DJ. You can't go wrong with Butch!!!!!
The BEST DJ!Reviewed on 10/19/2010 Sara M
Butch is the absolute best. We used him because I had seen him previously and my first thought was, "We HAVE to have him for our wedding!" He was so easy to work with to get everything going before the wedding, met with us and answered any and all questions we had. He even met with me again to answer more questions that I had. We had a final meet a few days before the wedding to finalize everything and make sure he had names and songs, etc. He was there well ahead the day of the wedding to set everything up. He played every song that we wanted to hear and nothing that we didn't. Butch helped everything move along smoothly and worked with our reception site to make sure everything went perfectly. He got EVERYONE up and dancing by the end of the day! We could not have been happier. Butch absolutely MADE our wedding day!
Best DJ in CTReviewed on 10/06/2010 Melissa J
Butch was recommended to us by our reception site and we could not have been happier. He met with us prior to the ceremony numerous times, made sure he understood all of our request, how to pronounce names correctly, told us ways to enhance the reception and was just genuinely sweet and easy to work with. We had over 150 people at our reception of all ages and numerous times throughout the night, EVERYONE was on the dance floor dancing. We have been married for 3 years now and people still tell us how we had the best DJ ever and our wedding was a blast and something they will never forget due to the wedding. Butch offers a variety of packages and is affordable for all budgets. At the end of our reception he even gave us a CD of the intro to our wedding party and all the first songs that were played. We liked Butch so much that I had a surprise 30th birthday party for my husband a few months ago and the first person I called to book was Butch for the DJ. As soon as he was available for a date the planning proceeded. Our guests at the party were so excited to see him at the party. Even though the environment and people were different it was still an awesome night. We cannot tell you the number of people we have told about him and we cannot wait to use him for future events. If you want the best DJ in the state and to make your event memorable Butch Gray is the best Choice.
Photo Expressions, Southington, CTReviewed on 10/06/2010 xxxxx x
Butch is an awesome DJ with many years of professional experience. As a photographer, I like to have happy people to photograph. Butch gives me this at every event. I have worked with Butch for many years and I would highly recommend him to any Bride and Groom looking for a fun, energetic, dependable and enthusiastic professional DJ. For a personal referral feel free to contact me (Jeff) at my office 860-628-2169. I will be happy to answer any questions.
DJ and LightsReviewed on 9/29/2010 Sarah C
Butch did a wonderful job --- He was our DJ and he also did the lights for our venue. Butch did a great job keeping the music flowing and the dance floor hopping!