While you don't need me to tell you - seriously, look at the other 100 or so reviews - when it comes to DJing a wedding, Darby is your dude, full stop. To start, Stephen is easy to work with and incredibly easy going in the leadup to the event...
. I originally wanted something like a 12 piece band with a full horn section, but easier said than done. Between price and honestly not being that blown away by what I was hearing from area bands, our event coordinator gave us a shortlist and called out Stephen specifically. The piano/DJ combo had me hooked, and after a quick phone call, we were off and running.
Throughout the year leading up to the wedding we definitely didn't need to talk to Stephen weekly, but when we did, he was plenty prompt enough in his response time. His flow-sheet made the reception timeline fall into place very easily, and was very receptive to our asks and thoughts.
I'll be honest--Stephen is more than talented enough to DJ any wedding; big, small, young, old, low key or over the top. But if you want the best value, make sure you want to have a real, honest to God PARTY, and don't be afraid to give him the opportunity to spread his wings and fly. If you let him, Stephen will get people stuck on the dance floor unable to leave, leaving everyone sweaty, breathless, and having the absolute time of their lives. 3 things will turn a regular reception into a kick-ass party - good people, plenty of booze and fantastic music. We had the first two easy, and Stephen put it all together and made it unforgettable. I can't thank him enough for setting the bar for our expectations so high (again, see: all the other sterling reviews and plethora of awards) and still blowing past them and delivering something better than we could have ever imagined. Stephen continues to draw rave reviews from our guests, and he'll do the same for you if you let him.
All the best, RC&DH