Black Tie Certified DJ Staff

DJ Charlie D

Charlie comes from a big Minnesotan family with fun personalities. Music could always be heard in his house growing up and was often the topic of debate among his siblings. After High School Charlie joined the MN National Guard and was deployed to middle east. During his service Charlie was introduced and developed a love for a variety of music genres. When he got stateside a friend introduced him to DJing and he was hooked. He has Djed over 200 weddings with Instant Request. When he is not entertaining crowds, Charlie is pursuing his English Degree, playing softball, camping, and cheering for the Vikes.


Charlie D was thee best! He was professional, fun and able to read the crowd at the drop of a hat. He was the DJ for my sister’s wedding about 1.5 years ago and I knew we had to have him for ours. He was worth every single penny. Very accommodating and energetic and listened to everything we wanted. The music and dance was so important to us and we wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you Charlie D and Instant Request! I would give you more stars if I could.  – Marie and Stephen @ Dellwood Barn

Charlie was the DJ at our wedding and he was AWESOME! Charlie took all of our ideas into consideration, and had great ideas himself. He was so helpful, and even secretly helped my dad pull off a surprise during his speech. Charlie had the dance floor PACKED until the final song of the night. He had a great playlist of different genres for everyone to dance to. Can’t thank him or recommend him enough! – Megan and Drew @ Brackett’s Crossing Country Club

Charlie was outstanding! From start to finish he was helping us through our wedding day. He was able to relate to any and all of our guests young to older. The whole company is responsive to communication, and very professional. The music selection is never ending and if you can’t find it on their list, they will find it for you! HIGHLY recommend their services, you won’t regret it! – Sarah and Charlie @ Plymouth Creek Center

Charlie was awesome and incredibly accommodating. He was always giving us updates and guiding us through the night. He was also very passionate and even though a good portion of the crowd hung out outside all night, he stuck with it and had an incredible attitude. I would recommend him for any event. On behalf of Jenna and I, we would like to thank you for everything you did on our wedding day. We truly appreciate the level of detail you had and the attitude you had to just have a good time. It made the entire day that much better. We felt like everything was spot on! – Jenna and Ryan @ Minneapolis Event Center

Everything from start to finish was wonderful & easy. We worked with Charlie who was absolutely incredible! He was sweet, tentative, professional & went absolutely above & beyond to keep everyone aware of what was going on & everything running smoothly. He absolutely killed it! I am so grateful we went with the Black Tie upgrade so that we could hand pick him & have the chance to meet with him beforehand. Truly we could not imagine our wedding day without him! – The Old Town Road Couple 🙂 – Cassie and Jake @ Minnetonka Orchards

We loved our DJ (DJ Charlie)! He honestly was amazing he listened to all of our concerns and hopes for the evening and made sure they happened/didn’t happen. We got so many compliments about how great he was after the wedding. The dance floor was constantly full, he knew how to read the room and play the right songs to keep the party going. Would definitely recommend him!!! – Kaitlin and Cole @ Lowertown Event Center

5 STARS! We absolutely loved working with DJ Charlie DuBois. He was super friendly, very professional, always checking in with us, and was even on the dance floor with us for a little bit! He was an absolute blast and I would recommend him to anyone! Thank you Charlie for helping to make our wedding reception go smoothly and for making sure everyone was having fun all night!!!  – Crystalyn and Stephen @ Holiday Inn and Suites in Lakeville

We had an exceptional experience with Instant Request as we were lucky to work with DJ Charlie DuBois. We had a thoughtful and productive pre-wedding phone meeting. The day of, Charlie was everything we could have asked for–professional, attentive, laid-back and fun! We also opted to add up-lighting which enhanced the magical quality of our venue. Most importantly, our guests had a great time partying and dancing the night away. After a surprise bonus song, we left floating on cloud nine. – Krista and Jeff @ Loring Social

It was an amazing experience. We ended up having someone try and come to the wedding that was not invited and the DJ was the first to notify me of the situation and said that he was already getting security to handle the issue. I thought this was top notch service and he truly cared about our night. I also had requested a song but did not know the name of it. He went out of his way to try and search the song and be able to play it. 5 stars for sure and would book again! -Stephanie and Daniel @ Landmark Center

Charlie was FANTASTIC! Some of the most memorable parts of our wedding are because of him. He was SO MUCH fun. He welcomed all our crazy ideas, including a paper airplane contest as part of the reception, & executed them flawlessly! He made our Swedish guests SO happy when he played several of their Swedish requests. But most importantly, Charlie was so patient & kind during our initial conversation. He walked us through every single step of the wedding day & is a BIG reason we had a perfect day! – Emily and Victor @ Bearpath Golf & Country Club

Our DJ was absolutely FANTASTIC! Charles made sure things ran smoothly and went through all the finer details thoroughly with us beforehand. We had a first-time officiant (friend) and he made sure to connect with him before the ceremony to make him feel comfortable. The music was the perfect mixture of old and new to keep people dancing all night. Thank you so much for making this process simple! – Rebecca and Aaron @ The Neu Neu Event Center

One of the best decisions we made for our wedding! The entire experience working with Instant Request was seamless, easy and efficient. They were extremely responsive right off the bat and accommodating to our requests. Our DJ was AMAZING! He was very knowledgeable and helped guide us to make sure our day was exactly as imagined. He was also so kind! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a DJ! – Rachel and Peter @ Minneapolis Event Center

We were so pleased with our DJ choice! Charlie helped us plan out the timing of the reception and then keep it on track, all while playing exactly the kind of music we were hoping for! Charlie checked in frequently throughout the night, played all of our “must play” songs, and was just plain fun! He also helped to perfectly emcee our donation jar in lieu of clinking glasses. – Bailey and Joe @ Landmark Center

We truly enjoyed and appreciated the professionalism and expertise from Instant Request. Please also send our regards to Charlie. He was such a phenomenal DJ and our guests loved the dance floor – we did too. He also took so much care in our ceremony, it was absolutely perfect. He was fantastic to work with and he did such a seamless job working with the Lynhall staff and our coordinator. Our wedding day was just unforgettable and Charlie brought the energy and talent we had hoped for. Charlie – Thank you soooo much for your fantastic DJ’ing of our wedding, it was such a memorable night and you helped really elevate the night from the ceremony, to reception and to making for a fun and crowded dance floor. Our friends and family had a blast dancing at the end of the night…and as you saw, no one wanted to leave at close! Thanks for being so accommodating with our few day-of requests. Thank you for making our wedding day such a memorable and fun day. Thank you! -Emily and Paul @ Lynhall

Charlie was AMAZING! We got so many compliments about how amazing the music and everything was, and it made me and my husband so happy to even see Charlie having so much fun during the reception at the DJ booth! 10/10 recommend! -Amelia and Ryan @ Minneaplis Event Center

Instant Request was amazing! Charlie was so fun to work with and did an amazing job, the dance floor was filled all night! One of the biggest things guests commented on after our wedding was what a wonderful selection and mix of music Charlie played and how much fun they had dancing because the music was so good! We’re so grateful to have worked with Instance Request who made the whole process so easy and Charlie who made our reception one of the best parts of day!!  – Abbie and Tim @ Kellerman’s Event Center

We loved working with Instant Request for our wedding in June 2018. We did upgrade to black tie service at the recommendation of our coordinator, and it was the best decision. We were so lucky to get DJ Charlie for our wedding! He was super friendly and easy to work with leading up to the wedding, and we really appreciated being able to meet with him ahead of time to talk through everything. On the day of, he was perfect! Everyone was on the dance floor the entire night. He did a great job reading the crowd, playing songs we wanted to hear, and managing requests from our guests. He even came out to dance with us at one point! I would highly recommend working with Instant Request, and DJ Charlie! Thank you for helping us have the most fun at our wedding!  Libby and Travis @ Machine Shop

I am so happy we went through Instant DJ Request for our DJ! They had an online planner where you picked out the songs for the day. That tool was very helpful and reassuring- knowing that the DJ will be using the songs you selected throughout the night. Dj Charlie was wonderful! I spoke with him over the phone twice and he was very reliable via email/text if I had any random questions throughout wedding planning. When it came to the big day, he was there on time and set up everything without bothering the bridal party. He played the music just as I had imagined for the ceremony! The dinner went smoothly and he came up to my newly husband and I and double checked on our requests during dinner. He was cheerful, polite and professional. He was also flexible when I decided last minute to do a bouquet toss. Overall, DJ Charlie and Instant DJ Request are a MUST when it comes to weddings!   Emily and Nicholas @ Leopold’s Mississippi Gardens

I can’t say enough positive things about Instant Request! From the initial meeting my husband and I had to go over all of the details and procedures down to the wedding day, everything was so easy and just what we had imagined. We ended up requesting DJ Charlie (based on his bio) and he was absolutely amazing. I can’t tell you how many people came up to me asking who the DJ was. My cousin has already booked DJ Charlie based on the job he did at my wedding. He was so kind, professional, calm and played the exact type of music that I told him I wanted! I can’t say enough positive things about Charlie. Thank you for helping to make our day special!  – Tara and Rob @ Lumber Exchange Event Center

Charlie Dubois was utterly amazing! Did the $200 to get the black tie service, meeting with him and planning everything out was the best decision we made when it came to our wedding! He totally understood the night we wanted was in constant contact to keep us on time for what we wanted, and ROCKED the party!!! BEST DJ EVER!!! So professional, and knew exactly our vision and kept it that way!! He kept the party in control and fun…Look no further, he was AMAZING!! Love, the Sogges 09.28.18   – Brittney and Darin @ Edinburgh USA Golf Club

Charlie did a fabulous job, providing everything from ceremony to dinner to reception music. He listened to what we did and did not want to hear. Hands down, a great DJ at a very fair price! He is highly recommended. Have referred his services to a couple of people that are planning their weddings in the next year or so. Thank you, Instant Request!  – Jayme and Jordan @ Kellerman’s Event Center

We worked with Charlie and he was FANTASTIC! He kept our dance floor full all night and we got a ton of compliments from family members and friends! He is on their black tie list but is so worth the extra money! If you’re looking to save a little bit of money, go to the Wedding Fair. They run promotions and you can get some really great deals. – Jacquelyn and Wayne @ Wilds Golf Club

Thank you so much for providing DJ Charlie D. for our wedding November 18th at Earle Brown Heritage Center. Charlie was so professional from the time he started set up to the time he was tearing everything down. He was so much fun and knew exactly what would keep people on the dance floor. He checked in with us during the night to make sure everything was going well. We got soooo many compliments from our guests on how amazing he was. Would recommend DJ Charlie to anyone! He finished the night with a personalized card to us! Thank you again!   – Tiffany and Tim @ Earle Brown Heritage Center

Instant Request was one of the best decisions we made during the planning process of our wedding. Our wedding was at St. Paul Hotel & our coordinator recommended Instant Request to us from the beginning. After a consultation, we knew it was the perfect fit for us. We opted to upgrade to the “Black Tie DJ,” as we were doing our ceremony music, cocktail hour music, reception music & uplighting through Instant Request. The moment we met Charlie D. we knew we had been paired with the perfect DJ for us. Down to earth, laid back, easy to talk to, professional, and seemed to completely understand what we were looking for. The night of the wedding he didn’t disappoint. He kept the crowd happy, while completely tending to my husband and I’s song choices. The lighting was perfect and we had many compliments from our family and friends afterwards as to how great he was. THANK YOU to Charlie D. and the entire Instant Request team!  – Jackie and Brett @ St. Paul Hotel

We ended up going with the Black Tie DJ package so that we could meet with the DJ’s and select the one that was the best match for my husband and I. We ended up choosing Charlie and we couldn’t be more happy. His personality was a great fit for us and our families. He was outgoing, yet didn’t dominate the microphone, he was organized yet flexible and he truly carried out all our wishes. He read the crowd really well and shortened/changed the songs accordingly. He even taught me and my friends how to wobble. The whole Instant Request team was so easy to work with and the online planning tool made things go smoothly! Highly recommend them!  – Becky and Jeff @ Minneapolis Event Center

Working with Instant Request was one of the easiest processes I’ve ever had. Their online planner makes it so efficient and simple, and I always received a response within 24 hours. We opted for a Black Tie DJ, and we were assigned to DJ Charlie DuBois. He was fantastic when we met him and exceeded our expectations the day of. Personable and fun but not overbearing or demanding – our guests really enjoyed their time on the dance floor, and so did we! Before the night ended, he gave us a personalized note with some of the highlights from the evening – we really appreciated the thoughtfulness of that. You truly can’t go wrong with Instant Request. They know what they are doing and will ensure a fabulous time for you and your guests!  – Heather and Dan @ McNamara Alumni Center

Instant Request was one of the best choices we made for our wedding! Their online system was so detailed and allowed us to choose our music and structure the whole day – from the Grand March, to the First Dances, to the genres, etc. It was a little difficult getting in touch with them prior to our wedding date, but we eventually talked over the phone. Overall, it was so much fun and the dance floor was full the whole night!  – Becca and Brandon @ Kellerman’s Event Center

Charlie with Instant Request was absolutely AMAZING. We were SO glad we went with Instant Request and Charlie was a perfect fit for us! We were hoping to have a more organized music list prepared for him, but this task ended up getting pushed off to the side during the chaos of wedding planning, and he honestly did 1000x better than anything we could’ve come up with anyway. We will be recommending him and Instant Request to our family and friends for sure!  – Morgan and Cole @ Villa Bellezza

Instant Request was recommended to us by every wedding venue we toured, and we clearly see why. Charlie kept our guests dancing all night long! The online planning tool is top-notch too, and made the whole process very easy.  – Andrea and Mitchell @ Rush Creek Golf Club

The online event planner was useful in that it helped us walk through every step of our reception, including many things and details we hadn’t thought about.  It is a little tedious, but I think that’s necessary because spending more time on the front end in really completing the planner thoroughly, made for a seamless event on our wedding day.  The time we spent putting in to our planner was well worth it, and having the flexibility to change a song or two if needed, even up to day-of our wedding, was amazing (thanks to Charlie, our DJ!). Charlie was professional, engaging, fun, and reliable.  He did what we asked and when we needed it (especially the time-sensitive entrances and dances), and was spot-on.  We really appreciated his attention to detail and timing. The dance floor had a great energy with the uplighting too, I think everyone enjoyed that touch. Charlie played great songs, he was a fun DJ, reliable, great price, easy to get a hold of someone if we had any questions or concerns. Both my husband and I were very pleased with our choice to go with Instant Request for our wedding. We got a great deal because our wedding was on a Friday night instead of a Saturday night, which really helped seal the deal for us.  We had a great experience working with Instant Request, and were very pleased with the services and DJ (as were our guests!).  – April and Jack @ Grand Event Center in Northfield

Great experience all around. Would highly recommend Instant Request DJ Entertainment to others!  – Molly and Brandon @ Lumber Exchange Event Center

Do not hesitate when booking this company. It was first class from the start. DJ Charlie was nothing short of amazing. Thank you DJ Charlie and Instant Request  – Paige and Jarred @ Lafayette Club