DJ John B

Black Tie DJ in Minneapolis MN

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 loves spending his time with his son Brooks and being outdoors. 

Instant request, and our DJ, John B, was hands down one of our favorite parts of our day! He was so great with communicating to us during our reception and was more than willing to take on random tasks, such as releasing our tables for dinner, without any hesitation. Even our groomsmen loved him! I’m pretty sure he became ‘one of the guys’ by the end of the night. The dance floor was packed until very end of the final song, and we can’t even begin to count the number of guests that came up to us during, after, and days later telling us how amazing our DJ was. Even our venue coordinators were impressed! We really appreciate all instant request and John did to make our day what it was, and we HIGHLY recommend using them for your wedding needs!

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!

We had DJ John B and he did an absolutely fantastic job from our phone interview to the end of our reception. We have received so many compliments about our wedding and how much fun it was, John kept everyone on the dance floor! There was a tornado warning during our cocktail hour which lead to the sirens going off and guests at the hotel (not for our wedding) had to come into the banquet hall where our reception was being held- John made sure none of the guests, whom were in wet swimsuits sat at any of the tables. We were highly impressed and would definitely recommend Instant Request to anyone for their wedding! Thank you again for the outstanding job!

Our DJ was John Butler and he was a pleasure to work with ahead of the wedding and helped walk us through some of the elements we hadn’t thought through yet. He was very flexible while planning and the day of. He provided audio during the ceremony and throughout the reception. He kept the energy up throughout the night and the dance floor stayed full!

Instant Request was amazing! Our DJ , John B did a wonderful job and he really took the time to make sure he knew what we were looking for in our ceremony & reception music. We received so many compliments on the DJ and how great & fun he was and the dance floor was full ALL NIGHT!

My sister was married yesterday and we had the honor of having John Butler as the DJ. He did such an amazing job! It’s like he could read the minds of the crowd and there was never a dull moment. John made sure everyone was having fun and always engaged. This service and John are highly recommended by me. We had a blast!

Instant Request was super easy to work with and made the planning process that much more enjoyable. The online event planner was easy to navigate and allowed us to get the specifics out of the way early on in the process. John, our DJ was super easy to communicate with and went above and beyond to make sure the night went exactly how we wanted it to. Would highly recommend.

John did an amazing job at our wedding! He was so easy to reach when we had questions or last minute changes. He was such a nice and and upbeat DJ. My guests loved how easy it was to request songs! He even joined us on the dance floor! I felt like John really thought about our needs and what kind of song would work at the time to keep us and our guests happy! He really made our wedding unforgettable and so fun! Thank you so much John!!

I had John Butler for my wedding and he was great! We talked twice on the phone at length. Met him the day of our wedding. He set everything up. Ceremony went smoothly with the songs I had chosen. Also microphone and speakers worked well. The reception went great as well! He was flexible with rolling with what we wanted to do in the moment but also helped/reminded us about our timeline. Great energy-very happy/upbeat/professional. He also took guests requests which I liked. Overall, he did a great job and I would recommend him and instant requests for a wedding.

Did a great job of reading the crowd and playing songs that got people on the dance floor. We had a request to ask some trivia questions during the night and our DJ was more than happy to accommodate our requests.

It was all really good! John was a really good DJ I thought. 

It was a magical day! John B. did such an amazing job at reading the crowd and picking songs that matched the energy level around the room! Thank you!

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! 

We paid for the black tie DJ and selected John Butler based mostly on his music preference being similar to what we pictured. After that, we really leaned heavily on him for input on how to keep dancing flowing, and he absolutely nailed it. John did an amazing job judging who was looking for what and we had an absolutely amazing night. He also approached us during the night to check in and make sure all was well. We also noticed him check with anyone giving a speech to make sure everyone was informed. There were no sound/mic issues or flaws during the night. As stated above, John Butler is the Best!

Instant Request was truly the life of the party on our wedding day! We had DJ John Butler and he did an excellent job from the start making sure all of our music preferences were honored yet using his creativity to read our guests and keep everyone happy. Reception dances are really make or break and Instant Request is astounding at making them memorable in the best way for everyone.