Instant Request DJ Staff
Instant Request DJs
Instant Request DJ Staff
Music has been at the center of Alex's life from the very beginning. He was born in Iowa, went to school for music performance in Texas, and spent over 8 years living in New York City working as a professional opera singer. Now living in Minneapolis, Alex spends most of his days organizing, rehearsing for, or performing in productions around town. When he's not doing that, you can likely find him hosting a trivia night at one of his weekly shows. When not focused on music, he is focused on baseball. Alex is a die hard Cubs fan, and ranks the night the Cubs won the World Series as one of the best nights of his life.
Worth every penny! We used them for our wedding. Our DJ Alex was personable, professional and easy to work with. He kept things moving and adapted to any changes we requested. Out of all the things that go into planning a wedding- choosing to work with Instant Request is one we are most happy about! Excellent!- Heather and Brad @ Dakota Lodge in West St. PaulLearn more about DJ Alex W
Andy with Instant Request was AMAZING! He made the dance such a blast and my guests loved him. He catered to all ages and I couldn’t have been happier. From the moment I booked Instant request they were quick to respond to emails and great to work with overall. Definitely recommend! - Tiffany and Greg @ Solar Arts Building Learn more about DJ Andy G
We had Bret C. as our DJ. He was super accommodating to us. I didn't really get an opportunity to complete my online event planner but Bret helped make it easier on me to get the list of songs to him. He assured me that everything would go smoothly during the day of the wedding. He made sure to mix in a great amount of traditional Hmong music with the other songs. I know all of our guests was appreciative of this. Thanks for playing a huge role in my wedding and making sure all the music went well. I don't have enough positive words to describe this experience. I would highly recommend Instant Request Entertainment. - Yer and Vang @ Brothers Event CenterLearn more about DJ Bret C
Bridget was born and raised in White Bear Lake! She has a bachelors degree in Law Enforcement and is a former Police Officer. Working as an officer helped to widen her music knowledge. Bridget feels that music is something you can discuss with everyone and create connections with. Bridget fell in love with DJ’ing when first exposed to it and was really drawn to weddings. Bridget is great at reading crowds and speaking with them. She loves being in a position to help people and having a positive influence on someone’s day, whether it's their worst day or their best day (wedding day)! When she finds time to relax Bridget loves walking her dog Chase, fishing and hunting, and anything outside!
Our DJ was Bridget and she did an excellent job with everything. She was thorough and organized with all the details. We did our first dances a little different and it turned out exactly how we wanted. She played a great selection of music that had all ages dancing all night. We were very happy that she was our DJ. We will highly recommend. - Liz and Jack @ Solar Arts BuildingLearn more about DJ Bridget M
Bryan grew up in the Battle Creek area of Saint Paul, MN. Bryan used to DJ at his older siblings backyard parties growing up and edited his first video when he was in 6th grade by connecting two VHS players and over dubbing his favorite hard rock and heavy metal to a copy of "Hockey's Hardest Hitters". It was a big hit among hockey lovers in the neighborhood and was copied over 100 times. After High School Bryan attended Full Sail University, a premier audio and video college in Orlando, Florida. During this time Bryan was introduced to DJ'ing and always retained a big interest in playing great music for friends and family while making mix tapes whenever he would hear new songs he really liked. Bryan enjoys photography, camping, canoeing and cheering for the Wild when he is not working on video and audio projects.
Bryan was great and kept the guests dancing all night. He was outgoing and extremely interactive with the crowd. He was very accommodating with our requests and did an awesome job all around. We definitely would recommend Instant Request all day every day! - Janelle and Travis @ Minneapolis Marriott West
Charlie has been playing and mixing music for over 10 years. He started with creating songs and beats with audio editing software and developed his musical passion into performing live. Charlie was born in Iowa and raised in Minneapolis. He received a bachelor and masters degree in Marketing from St Thomas University. When charlie is not focused on music, he is playing city league sports, playing guitar, and sailing. In fact Charlie has circumnavigated the globe by boat.
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Overall we could not have been happier with Instant Request and mostly our DJ Charlie - he was amazing. Since the wedding I can't even count the number of people who have commented how good of a job Charlie did. He was fun, professional, and really made the night. The event planner software was very useful - it was a bit daunting getting through all the tabs, but we were very happy with the end product The DJ did not meet our expectations - he far exceeded them. Charlie was fantastic! He could not have been a more perfect fit for our event. The sound and lighting were great - which was more impressive given the wedding was in the middle of a field. - Natalie and Matt @ Private residence
Christopher was born and raised in Minneapolis. He began DJing in
Highschool working for friends parties , family wedding, and school dances. He then
Studied Hotel Management in College in New Mexico. When he got out of college
he spent 8yrs working at Resorts in Miami. It was in the Miami club scene where
his DJing began to take off! Christopher soon found himself DJing around the
world. His favorite location was at a wedding in Nicaragua. The venue was on
the shore of a lake at the base of an active volcano. Christopher also
Djed on the Verizon stage at the Super bowl in Minneapolis. So he can mix music hot or cold. When not DJing Christopher works at a hospital
and provides in-home care for a parent with Alzheimer’s Dementia. Christopher
loves all forms of art and is very drawn to Graffiti Art.
Christopher can speak fluent Ebonics.
Christopher did an amazing job and kept the dance floor busy all night, he even played a couple of other songs at the end of the night, while he downloaded the last song we requested him to play. Additionally, He kept the flow of the dinner reception going wonderfully and kept all speeches on time and followed our timeline perfectly. I liked how easy the process was of creating my contract with you, making payments, and ultimately the DJ you matched me with based on my selection of music – the match was spot on! We were very impressed with Dj Christopher and how he was able to get my family dancing! - Barb and Sam @ Lafayette ClubLearn more about DJ Christopher B
I just wanted to thank you for all your help and Daniel for his performance. Daniel was amazing, not only did he keep the dance floor packed and everyone dancing the whole evening, but I felt so comfortable with his music selections I told him to scrap our whole must plays and selections and just keep the flow going, which he did! If I am ever planning an event like this again, you and Daniel would be my first call. He was better than I even dreamed. Everyone told me that the music makes the night and Daniel came through and created a perfect soundtrack for our wedding. I can not thank him enough! - Christie and Jacob @ Medina Golf and Country ClubLearn more about DJ Daniel J
My husband and I had a DJ from Instant Request at our wedding last weekend. Less than a week before our wedding, the DJ that we had originally been assigned left the company, meaning that we had a new DJ assigned to us like 4 days before the wedding. Even though that happened, we are SO happy with how everything turned out! Daio was attentive, thoughtful, and worked really hard to get mine and my husband's shy families out on the dance floor. Everybody ended up having a wonderful time. Thank you, Dario!!- Jessica and Colin @ Residence Learn more about DJ Dario M
Originally from the Twin Cities, Dekontee spent 10 years living in New York, Ohio, and Florida. During that time he graduated from the University of Dayton in Ohio. He came back to the Twin Cities in 2009 because home is where the heart is. Music has always been a significant part of his everyday life. Dekontee has been DJing professionally since 2011. Known for his great mixing ability, he has worked not only weddings but also night clubs.
Aside from DJing, Dekontee is family focused and works as an Office Manager for a Minneapolis Public School. When he has free time, he enjoys running outside, working out, attending live events and listening to old and new music. He is a big Minnesota sports advocate and follows all of the Twin Cities major sports teams.
Dekontee was awesome! Super thorough and very friendly. He helped organize the entire day and did an amazing job at the dance. We were worried about how many of our guests would actually dance before the wedding. Dekontee had almost everyone on the dance floor! I would highly recommend them. - Kaila and Mark @ Lowertown Event CenterLearn more about DJ Dekontee L
Derrick is originally from Indiana but has traveled all across the US. He finally landed in MN and calls it home. He is the proud father of three children and loves sharing music with them. His parents were big music lovers and he's happy that he can have the same bond with his children. Derrick has always had a fondness for music in all types of genres. Derrick started DJing when he was a kid, but then picked it back up in his 20's and never looked back. Derrick has performed at numerous bars and nightclubs as a DJ and honed his mixing skills over his 15 years of experience.
When not working, Derrick loves following all major sports, but mostly football. He is also a fan of trivia nights and bowling.
DJ Derrick from Instant Request was an amazing DJ and had our dance floor packed all night. Working with him was super easy. We did not want a talkative DJ and he delivered. He made the perfect amount of announcements. He also worked with the dinner delays, and handled everything super well. Overall would highly recommend using Instant Request for your wedding! - Susan and Cole @ Plymouth Creek CenterLearn more about DJ Derrick K
I have been meaning to send this email for a while, I apologize it is coming in so late. We got married on August 11th, 2018. Unforeseen circumstances arose on August 10th, the day before, and my father passed away suddenly due to a heart attack. I had emailed, called or texted (I can't remember which) our DJ Eric on Friday night explaining the circumstances. I was a mess, he was probably confused, but he responded and let me know he will do whatever we would like. That Friday night, we were not sure what to do. We weren't sure how to move forward with the wedding, wondering if we even should. It was not an easy decision, as you can imagine, but we decided it would have been what my dad wanted. My husband worked with Eric the morning of the wedding, explaining all the changes that we decided to make in order to make the ceremony and the reception shorter. As we went throughout the night, we started adding things back to our list as the moments felt right. I can't explain to you how grateful that we are for Eric that night. He most likely endured the saddest wedding of his life, but he stayed with us, went with the flow, and helped us along the way. Many of my guests commented on how easy going he was and how he made the night the best under the circumstances we were facing. That night was not easy for anyone, but Eric didn't know anyone there and I am sure he could see and feel all the raw emotions. I wanted to send this note to let your company know what an outstanding job he did for us on that day. It could not have been easy for him. I don't even know if I said thank you to him that night, which is another reason for my email. It was a beautiful and awful day all mixed together. On behalf of myself, my husband, and our entire army of friends and family, I want to again thank Eric and your company for having the empathy and compassion for us on our unusual wedding day. We needed a lot of laughs and smiles that day, and Nick was a key factor in helping us do so. - Kimmy and Jimmy @ Lowell InnLearn more about DJ Eric Mi.
I just wanted to take a minute to tell you how very pleased we were with using Instant Request for our wedding Oct. 7th. Grahame was fantasitc!!! He was personable, professional and so easy to work with. Out of all the things that go into a wedding Colin and I were most satisfied with the DJ and photographers we picked. I will be promoting your services and if there is anyone that ever wants a verbal testimony, I would be happy to talk to them anytime. - Abby and Colin Superior Shores Resort in Two Harbors Learn more about DJ Grahame B
We had Jimmy C for our DJ and he was fabulous!!!! From our first phone convo with him we were immediately put at ease with his organization. It was so nice to be able to use the Event Planner to input the songs we wanted for our first dance, cocktail hour music, dinner music, all the names of our bridal party and who was going to be introduced and which song we wanted for that, etc. Our dancefloor was packed ALL night!!!! Although he didn’t play every song we put on our “list” of songs, Jimmy totally read the crowd and kept people out there all night! I think our wedding guests would have danced all night if they could!! - Kayla and Mitchell @ Hazeltine Golf Club Learn more about DJ Jimmy C
John is a St. Paul native who grew up taking piano and dance lessons. He has always loved music. After high school, he moved to California for a period to study music production. This is where he first learned to DJ with turntables. During this time John was a DJ at his college radio station. Besides music, athletics have always played a part in Johns life. He played numerous sports growing up and is now a High School teacher of physical education/health. While DJing, John also worked as a bartender for a catering company. He jokes that he has been in every building you can have a wedding in across the twin cities. He might be right! John recently got married and has a baby boy named Brooks.
Thank you so much for being such a great DJ for our wedding reception! You kept the dance floor going, and we appreciate your time and energy! Thanks again! - Sharon and Jeff @ Hyatt Regency MinneapolisLearn more about DJ John B
Jordan did a wonderful job! He did such a great job with controlling the flow of the wedding, playing songs that the guests enjoyed, and was overall great to work with. Jessica and Andy @ Lowertown Event Center
Kevin has lived in MN his entire life. At the age of 7 he fell in love with Electronic Dance Music (EDM). It was during his high school years that the genre was growing rapidly and Kevin’s love for music grew with it. He began attending concerts and working with audio editing software regularly. Eventually he attended the Minneapolis Media Institute, becoming obsessed. While there he studied music production and sound design. He started DJing with more regularity and soon crowds started to notice. Kevin got a residency at the Skyway Theatre as a preforming DJ artist. He has played alongside Chain Smokers, Knife Party, Malaa, and many more. Kevin, along with a partner, has opened their own music studio. When away from music Kevin loves to play basketball. He also knows American sign language.
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My wife and I went through Instant Request for our wedding and we loved it! We had DJ Kevin and he made the night fun and kept people on the dance floor. Instant Request was very easy to work with and helped us with every step along the way. We called and emailed a bunch before the wedding and they always helped out. The DJ planner was a little complicated at first but my wife and I eventually got the hang of it and were able to add alot of music to our playlist! Thanks for a memorable night Kevin! - Erin and Robert @Radisson Hotel Minneapolis
Logan was born and raised in Osseo MN. Logan has always had a passion for music he originally started his music journey in 2007, freestyle rapping with friends at school. He then started picking up instruments and learning about audio software. The more he learned, the more his dedication to music grew. Logan is a top student at IPR studying Audio Production and Sound Engineering. Logan spends his free time playing with his son, who loves music as much as him. He also loves walking his dog when he’s not working on music. Logan’s fondest music experience was being able to work on a 1980’s SSL mixing console that several celebrities had mixed with. He was able to put his hands on the same tools that created music history.
We were very happy with our DJ, Logan! We appreciated how he used songs from our online planner and kept the dance fun! He made announcements when needed (start of dinner, speeches, etc.) but otherwise he kept the tunes going throughout our cocktail hour, dinner, and dance. He was very organized and professional. We loved Instant Request DJ Entertainment's online planner! The planner made it super easy to share all of the necessary details with our DJ, and then we were able to have a phone conversation with Logan to go over the couple of questions we had. Everything went so smoothly at our reception! - Kristi and Vince @ Calhoun Beach ClubLearn more about DJ Logan K
Max Greene grew up in St. Francis MN. At 13 he began playing drums in bands and has been actively gigging since. Max has always found himself in multiple performing groups and writing music. His passion for music grew and he decided to study Audio Production at Minnesota State University Mankato. Currently Max is the drummer in a powerhouse funk rock trio and a member of a alternative rock group.
When he is not playing music or DJing Max can be found lifting weights, attending concerts, and spending with friends and family.
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Instant request was perfect for our wedding on Sept 8th! The DJ arrived on time and was all set up before the start of the reception. The music kept alot of our guests on the dance floor for a majority of the night. - Nicole and Allen
Originally from CA, Paul moved to MN to continue his Graduate degree. Paul started Djing in California as a young man and has not let up. He started DJing local parties and music events, then began working in nightclubs, and has had his music played on the radio. Paul was actually the first Hmong DJ to be played on commercial radio in the United States. Paul is currently a full time Graduate student and his hobbies include, working out, traveling and sketching.
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Paul was AMAZING. He did a great job of making sure things were running the way we wanted with clear communication with us before the wedding as well as during the evening on the big day. He followed our requests on the online planner, and kept the dance floor packed all night. We had an amazing party, and Paul was responsible for it! I have been a bridesmaid in 2 other weddings that have hired Instant Request with 2 other DJs, and they have always been great! We would highly recommend Paul and Instant Request in general. - Katie and Kris @ Legends Golf Club
Phalin was born and raised in MN by a music loving family. Her family has always been very music oriented. Phalin's mom played cello and her dad could pick up any instrument and learn to play it in hours. Phalin started playing violin at the age of 9, and fell in love with every genre. At an early age she began creating mix tapes with a boom box and cassette tapes staying up listening to the radio. Her friends would share them and ask her to play music at parties. This is how Phalin slowly started to DJ for all types of parties and events. Music has always played an instrumental role in her life. When not DJing Phalin works as a Social Media Manager for a local company. She loves spending time with her daughter and family, creating her podcast, and being creative. She loves to cook, knit, crotchet, draw, sew, and bake.
Phalin was everything we could have wanted! Our guests loved her and she kept the dance floor packed all night! We really appreciated Phalin’s willingness and eagerness to make the night about us. She was very personable and was perfect for us. In our opinion, music makes or breaks the night. Some may not agree, but I believe you get what you pay for and we were happy we booked Instant Request. The cost was well worth the experience we had. We can't say enough good things about Phalin and Instant Request! - Ashley and Edward @ Majestic Oaks Golf ClubLearn more about DJ Phalin O
We just want you to know that we were very pleased with DJ Tim W. at our wedding dance on June 9 at Johnson Hall in St. Peter. Tim was polite, professional, and he kept the crowd dancing. And that's what we wanted. Thank you DJ Tim! - Cady and Nik @ Johnson Hall in St. Peter Learn more about DJ Tim W
DJ Tom C was the best DJ we could have had for our wedding! He read the crowd very well and there was not one moment during the night that we heard a song we didn’t like, we honestly would not change a single thing he did. We received so many compliments from our guests on how good our DJ was as well. The event planner tool made the planning process so easy and had everything in it to ensure things went smoothly and exactly the way we wanted. We can’t recommend Instant Request (and DJ Tom C) enough! <h4><strong>Karina and Ben 4/28/18 - Leopold's Mississippi Gardens (Jimmy Bogen)</strong></h4> Thank you so much for everything you did for our wedding. You did such an amazing job with the music between the ceremony, reception and everything else, it truly made our special day even more amazing! It was everything we wanted. We will totally be recommending you to everyone we can in the future. - Abby and Eric @ Lowertown Event Center Learn more about DJ Tom C
Trevor is originally from Kansas City and came to MN to study music performance at Saint Olaf College. He has been singing as long as he can remember. He started playing brass instruments in the 5th grade and worked as a radio DJ at his college station. While not studying his vocal performance skills, he works at St. Olaf as a recording engineer for the music department. Trevor has always enjoyed performing and attending the theater. He regularly sings at various churches around the twin cities. When life is not about music, its often spent listening to podcasts, playing video games and learning to cook new vegetarian meals.
We really enjoyed working with Instant Request for our wedding!! We got assigned to Trevor for our DJ and he was very nice and easy to work with!! He played all the songs that my guests requested and did a great job! He had the perfect ammount of interaction for what we were looking for. - Erica and Ryan @ Brackett's Crossing Country ClubLearn more about DJ Trevor T