Joe Durivage References

December 18th 2010    We chose Joe to be the DJ for our wedding after only interviewing one other DJ. We immediately felt at ease with him and knew he would do everything to make our day perfect and special. Joe is all about helping the bride and groom create the reception of their dreams, and he delivers! I would highly recommend Joe to every couple getting married who want a DJ.  He listens to what you want and provides you with exactly that!  We are still getting comments from guests who say that our wedding was the most fun wedding they have attended because they danced the entire time.  Thank you, Joe! Maria :)    [email protected]

Joe, We cannot thank you enough for the awesome job you did as DJ/MC of our wedding reception. Everyone, old and young, had a great time - the dance floor was full for nearly every song (and we had a pretty big dance floor)! A number of people have said it is one of the best weddings they have been to, and much of that can be credited to the music you played. You were a pleasure to work with - it is clear that you love what you do and want others to have just as much fun. We had a blast, and we may be bias, but it will be tough wedding to top! Thanks again for everything! All the best, Katie & Corey [email protected]  978.764.2742

DJ Joe was an absolutely incredible DJ.  To start, he met with us for preparatory sessions prior to our wedding during times and locations that were convenient to us and was always professional and upbeat.  Throughout the whole process, DJ Joe has been relaxed but enthusiastic, very thorough and organized yet flexible, professional in appearance and behavior yet willing to foster a sense of pure enjoyment, and completely dedicated to providing a service that would make us happy. My husband and I were looking for a DJ that would play the songs that we wanted to hear, and not corny songs that are usually played at weddings, and we wanted a huge dance party where everyone (including ourselves) were having fun.  We specifically asked that the first hour of our reception be all hip-hop and top hits with just pure dancing.   Wow did Joe deliver – he not only played all the songs we requested (as well as my favorite dance song twice!)  and none of the songs we banned,  but he got everyone up dancing and kept us all dancing for five hours!  We ended up having a classy black-tie-optional reception overlooking the ocean with a sit-down three-course meal intertwined with an incredible dance party.   Joe had done so much preparation and was so well-equipped, that he transitioned us incredibly smoothly between all of the dancing, first dance, meals, speeches, slide-show, bouquet toss, even to the send-off and after-party.  From the young to the old, everyone approached us afterwards to tell us how much fun they had at our wedding and how great our DJ was.  I can honestly say that my wedding reception was probably the most memorable, special and incredibly fun day of my thirty years.   I believe that hiring a DJ like Joe Durivage is essential to create this sort of day and I am so happy I chose him for my wedding.  He is light-hearted, organized, patient, dedicated, hard-working, and knows music.  Joe is a fantastic DJ who listens to what his clients wants and puts his heart and soul into making this become reality.  I would recommend DJ Joe to absolutely anyone. Warmest Regards, Jill Pappalardi,
June 20, 2009 [email protected]

"Joe is so friendly and down to earth.  He truly is only interested in making your reception (wedding) all that you hoped it would be.  He LISTENS to what you want and then delivers without objection or any attempt to change your vision.  I felt like he read the crowd and myself very well and nothing felt forced.  It was great!"  Amy Keeter Newton  [email protected] 910-233-8777

"On April 11, 2008 we had a beach wedding at a private mansion in North Myrtle Beach. We hired Joe Durivage as our disc jockey supplying him with our picks of music to include all of the ceremony. My wife, myself and our whole family could not believe the job Joe did. One his timing on all the music was perfect, two he set up his own equipment on the beach to insure great quality, then lugged it back to the mansion. Through out the night he had the 140 people laughing, dancing and not wanting this event to ever end. He is a guy from the 60's stuck into a 30 year old body, knows music from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and today's hits. His mix was right on target. I and my family highly recommend Joe as a wedding planner, disc jockey, or event planner. We would have no one else next wedding. Should you want to discuss his great work, feel free to call Buz at 843-267-8332"  Buz Sawyer   [email protected]

"Joe Durivage really made our wedding by far the best wedding we have ever been to! There was not one dull moment that all of our friends were not out on the dance floor having an amazing time.  Everyone I have talked to since said they have never had so much fun at a wedding before and bragged about how great our DJ was! It is such a great feeling to be able to look back and remember how much fun everyone had in large part to our professional, up-to-date, FUN DJ! His personality really shines through the great song selections.  He was able to see which types of songs our friends enjoyed and catered to us as the night progressed. He also had everyone song we requested throughout the night.  It was difficult making everyone finally leave! I recommend Joe for your wedding day wholeheartedly!!!" [email protected]    910-840-1336

Joe: We had so much fun at our recent company holiday party—thanks for really keping the crowd going. You read a crowd better than any DJ I've ever worked with and I will recommend you highly for all our entertainment needs.  Mary Hill, Banquet Manager, Ocean Creek Resort
(843) 272-7724 ext. 1114

“Joe was a blast to have at the our wedding. He knew exactly what to play to keep the party moving. All of our wedding pictures from the reception are of us on the dance floor because we never sat down!” Pete Pappas, Groom,  [email protected]   804-873-6388

“Joe was above and beyond what we expected from a DJ. He was very easy to work with and offered a lot of suggestions that turned out just perfect the day of the event. His advice was right on and he knows what he is doing so just trust him. Everyone at our reception had a wonderful time and we have received many positive comments about the music. I would highly recommend Joe to anyone looking for a DJ and know that once it is in his hands-its something that you can check off your list and not think about it anymore because he will take care of everything.” Thanks Joe!! Matt and Andrea Haley  [email protected]

“Joe, you did an awesome job! We were extremely pleased with your selection of music and keeping everyone on the dance floor. From our youngest to our oldest, everyone had a magical and memorable evening!”  Sonia Fitzwater, [email protected]   540-616-8598

Hi Joe,
You were the perfect choice  for DJ for the Myrtle Beach  Middle School Harvest Festival!  I have never seen the students participate with a DJ the way they did with you!  You were very engaging and interactive with the students.  Your idea for a student recommended play list had them preparing for the big day weeks in advance and planning to attend to hear "their" song.  Your interaction with the students had everyone on their feet, dancing and enjoying themselves! Your equipment was excellent and your choice of "clean" songs was much appreciated in a school environment!  I appreciate your timely set-up and smooth delivery of everything we contracted for . Your professionalism made my day enjoyable  and hassle free.  I have recommended you for the remaining school events for the year!
Sincerely,  Lynda Bryan,  Harvest Festival Chair

We couldn't have asked for a better DJ for our daughter's sweet sixteen party.  He was great with the kids and so patient with their requests.  He played what the kids were asking him to play, yet he managed to keep the music so clean.  He tried to get everyone involved by playing games like musical chairs, etc.  My daughter and her friends had made the comment earlier in the night that playing games would be too immature for them but they ended up having a ball!   I will definately recommend Joe to anyone who is looking for a DJ and use him myself in the future. Thanks Joe! Tracy Evans [email protected] 910-340-0629

"Joe, I honestly can not thank you enough for being an amazing DJ at our wedding.  Kevin and I were so impressed with your professionalism, friendly personality, flexiblity to deal with our scheduling changes and most of all your willingness to honor the requests of our guests -- allowing them to really shape this special evening with us.  As an event planner myself, I was very nervous about planning a destination wedding where I would not be able to personally interview a DJ in advance.  From the first moment you where there, it was clear that we made the right choice in hiring you.  We and our guests adored you!  Thank you so much for adding your touch to our special day!  Many thanks, Lara Daly, Bride, Pittsburgh, PA  [email protected] "

Thanks, Joe, for and excellent job, and for making our reception fun for everybody.  It wouldn't have been the same without you!  Burnley Taylor  [email protected]

Hi Joe,
Our Christmas Party was a blast!  Everyone had a super time and truly enjoyed the entertainment and music. I think they especially enjoyed the scavenger hunt. With such a varied group it is hard to select music that pleases everyone, but you did a great job!  From 25 to 85 is a tough age range, congratulations and thank you for a job well done.  Oh, one more thing. MERRY CHRISTMAS.  Rachel, Century 21 Broadhurst & Associates, Inc.

I can not thank you enough for the great time we had at the party on 12/7/07. The President of the company made the comment on how great you were. You really catered to the different age range of people that we had, he really liked that. The games were a big hit and still being talked about. Same time, same place next year!  Kellie Atwood, Global Connections, North Myrtle Beach, SC

Hi Joe,
Vivian and I wanted to write to you and say Thank you!!! so much for the excellent job that you did DJ'ing at out wedding. You really got it right and provided us and all of our guests the soundtrack to our lives! Your music selection really set the tone for the entire evening. Your feel for what we wanted, the mood, the crowd, and the tempo were perfect! We could not have asked for a more perfect reflection through music! Your selection was great, your professionalism outstanding, and your sound system was amazing. A perfect 10 for the whole evening! Again, thanks from the bottom of our hearts!  Vivian and Raymond Christ

I just wanted to tell you how much we appreciated having you as our DJ for our fourth of July party. You had all the music readlily available to please all ages, from pre-teen to teenagers to adults. And, you did all this pleasantly, with a smile and a great a sense of humor. So, thanks again for doing what you do so well. We will be in touch again. Have a wonderful summer. Karen D. Wood, Professor, Graduate Reading Program Coordinator, University of North Carolina Charlotte

Hey Joe -
Thank you so much for djing our event.  We had a great time and I appreciate you not only arriving on time but also taking all the worry off of me as the planner. The cd you made me was a sweet idea! thanks for your hard work. If we are ever in Myrtle Beach again we'll be sure to call you! Jessica Merlen, Kappa Epsilon, UNC Chapel Hill

Hey Joe,
I am sorry it took so long to get back with you. We had a great time Friday night.. Thanks a bunch I really don't know what I would have done without you.. All the kids were talking about how much fun you made the party and that they couldn't get nothing over on you (as for the music) ipods remember.. We all had a blast and I really enjoyed tha wrap the mummy game, it was really funny to watch. Oh and letting me sing, you had alot of courage.. Thank you so much and I hope I can use your DJ service again in the near future. 
Kelly & Allanta 

Dear Joe,
we would like to thank you again for your wonderful job that you did on our wedding day. You did a such great job and everybody had a so much fun. I especially want to thank you for the song that you picked for me and my dad. It was so thoughtful of you. That song make me cry and smile same time. It was just so sweet and I can not thank you enough for everything you did for us. You made our wedding very special. It was everything that I always wanted and I hope that you will make someone else wedding day that beautiful, special and fun just like was our wedding. Thank you again. Love Dana and Eli.



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