Instant Request DJ Staff
Instant Request DJs
Instant Request DJ Staff
Music has been at the center of Alexander'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.
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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. Paul
We worked with Andy from Instant Request for our wedding this past weekend and he was phenomenal!! We had 2 pre-wedding calls with him where we built the entire DJ plan for the evening and he made sure we felt comfortable with how the evening was going to go. Andy kept the energy up during the entire reception - which I was extremely impressed with! He knew how to read the room and started with some of the older classic songs that young & older guests enjoyed dancing to and then moved into the more contemporary party music towards the end of the night. He also made sure we got an all-wedding party photo out on the dance floor before the evening of dancing kicked off - which I will treasure forever! I would highly recommend Andy and Instant Request to any future engaged couples looking for an awesome DJ! -Rebecca and Alex @ Lowertown Event CenterLearn more about DJ Andy G
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
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.
It was absolutely wonderful. Our DJ went to our venue almost a week before to get the layout and worked with our contact there so we didn’t have to worry about any of the logistics at all. The sound quality was perfect, Dekontee handled all the announcements and kept the train moving along seamlessly. Which must’ve been like herding cats at times. But most importantly the dance floor was full the whole night! 10/10 would definitely recommend. - Brittany and Evan @ Minneapolis ClubLearn more about DJ Dekontee L
Derek was born in Fargo, North Dakota, but grew up in Minnesota. His first cassette was White Snake, and that started his lifelong love of music. Derek grew up burning CD’s for all of the family’s road trips and always loved the feeling of satisfaction after making the perfect mix of music. He obtained his Social Work degree at Northwestern College in Iowa. When not DJing, Derek is a mental health social worker for an insurance company. Derek is married to a nurse, and has two cats, Charlie and Lucy. Derek likes to joke that he has a mixed marriage with his wife – he is a Vikings fan and she cheers on the Packers. In his free time he is active at his church and leads a Wednesday night kid’s Bible study. Derek loves to read sci-fi and fantasy, although he’ll devour a good book of any genre.
DJ Derek was great! This company was so easy to work with, loved their wedding website and super affordable! We were able to call our DJ a week before our wedding to talk about what we wanted for our wedding. Derek did an amazing job with our music selection I highly recommend booking them for your wedding.- Sara and Cody @ MermaidLearn more about DJ Derek H
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.
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John Butler was PHENOMENAL!!! I couldn't have asked for a better night. John was professional, easy going, flexible, and it was such a pleasure working with him. With the craziness of the wedding, I didn't have to worry about a thing when it came to the music which was huge! The ceremony was flawless and he did fantastic with the music. As far as the reception, I didn't think I stopped dancing the whole night. Everyone has not stopped raving about how much fun they had! I wish we could re-live the night over! I’ve attached our album for you to scroll through to see all the happy faces throughout the night as proof! Thank you for being great. We feel lucky to have been matched with you. Thank you so much John! - Wendy and Collin @ Hyatt Regency Bloomington
Jordan has always been focused on creating music his entire life. He has toured playing in bands and DJ gigs across the USA. Jordan was born in MI, raised in WI, and moved to MN to attend school where he revived a degree in Audio Production & Engineering. Jordan has an extensive knowledge of audio equipment. He has been producing music for himself and other artists for years. This exposure to budding artists from multiple genres has expanded his knowledge and taste for all types of music.
When not surrounded by music Jordan prefers watching films, going to concerts, and relaxing with friends and families.
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 a lot 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.
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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 Club
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
Music has always been a key part of Naomi’s life. At the age 4 Naomi began playing violin, and almost 2 decades later after studying it in college, she’s still loves it. Although she’ll always have a special place in her heart for classical music, she loves all genres, with a particular interest in the intersections of music and history. During the day she works for an after school music program where she gets to spend time with kids, speaks Spanish, and meets musicians from all over the Twin Cities. Naomi decided to pursue DJing so she could fuse her love of people, music, and entertaining into one job.
Our DJ Naomi was perfect. She fit our style and did a really great job. I would very highly recommend her. She was super organized and had a great playlist. She kept the dance floor busy and made sure everyone was ready for their toasts and speeches. Everything was very easy to plan! - Kristi and Robert @ Bunker Hills Golf Club
Patrick was raised in Duluth, Minnesota by musical parents. His first memories consist of rocking out to the Beatles and Steely Dan on the record player and learning how to play the drums from his father. He has a degree in Music from the University of Saint Thomas and teaches band and orchestra lessons to 5th graders in the Saint Paul Public School system. He has been Djing for years and has enjoyed curating the perfect playlist to keep everyone dancing for countless weddings. He lives in Saint Paul with his wife, and two dogs.
We would like to thank you so much for all you did to make our wedding day an overwhelming success. Our guests showered us with compliments about our DJ and music choices. We loved the way you were able to help structure our day, with announcements and music cues to help keep our wedding party and us on track with everything. We are so thankful to have had you at the helm! - Barb and Sam @ Silverwood Park Visitor Center
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
Randy G was the DJ for our wedding reception and we were very happy with his services. Randy did an excellent job of making announcements (cake cutting) on schedule and of watching for our cues to turn down the dinner music for speeches. He also pronounced everyone's names correctly for the Grand March, which made me happy (we had some tough ones). During the dance, Randy was attentive to our requests and did a great job filling in with additional music that matched our tastes. There were many children in attendance, so we requested that the kid-friendly songs (Hokey Pokey, Chicken Dance, etc) be played early in the night. Randy took care of this and the kids had a blast! We were really pleased with how the evening played out and have nothing but praise for Randy and Instant Request. - Anna and Nathan @ Minnesota Valley Country ClubLearn more about DJ Randy G
Ray was born in Texas in a Military family. As a result, he had the opportunity to move all over the world. When his dad retired from the service in 2000 he moved to Minnesota to be closer to his family. Ray has always been musically inclined. During college he took guitar and piano classes and began producing music. Today Ray plays guitar, bass, piano, and drums. Producing music started as a hobby but has since become an obsession with Ray. He received his degree in Audio Production.
Several years ago, Ray and his friends started DJing for fun at parties. Their competitive nature took over and DJing became one of their favorite things to do.
When he is not working on music, Ray usually loves writing scripts, working with video and still cameras, and watching the UFC and the Vikings.
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Ray was nothing but excellent, far exceeding our expectations! He is extremely accommodating and his work managing the timeline to ensure our reception went off without a hitch allowed us to relax and enjoy the evening with our friends and family. Ray had a great mix of music and kept the dance floor packed throughout the night. Several guests and our whole bridal party complemented his work. My wife and I highly recommend Ray! - Michelle and David @ Maple Grove Community Center
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
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
Tyler is originally from WI and moved to MN to attend school at IPR for audio production and engineering. He’s been in love with music since the age of 4, when he started learning to play piano. Tyler then learned to play drums, guitar, bass, ukulele and just about every percussion instrument there is, eventually starting a band at the age of 13. His love of music has him spending most of his free time listening to and studying music and the way it affects people in a positive way. Outside of his love of music, Tyler loves the Minnesota Wild, playing with his dogs and admiring paintings, especially the work of Andy Warhol.
We were really impressed with Tyler! He did a great job leading up to the wedding and the entire night at the reception! The dance floor was packed the whole night, which we loved. We had multiple people come up to us to tell us how much they loved the DJ. Before the wedding, he confirmed the plan over the phone and followed up with any outstanding questions. He was also very responsive via text message if we had any small items we’d like to let him know about. Tyler was very professional in balancing any requests from our guests which didn’t perfectly align with what the groom and I had in mind. We were a little concerned when initially booking with Instant Request since we did not have a DJ assigned until 3 weeks in advance of our wedding but we were very happy with the online planning tool and our DJ! - Kelsey and Bobby @ Eagan Community Center