DJ Tom C

Black Tie DJ in Minneapolis DJ Tom C

Tom is an experienced DJ and been with Instant Request for over 8 years. He has DJed 100’s of events. Tom Coughlin currently lives in St Paul, MN where he skates frequently on his long board to local record shops and thrift shops digging for vinyl records to sell and trade. Originally from Chippewa Falls, WI, Tom moved to MN to attend McNally Smith College.

Tom has a special passion for music, starting out playing guitar with a goal to mimic Jimi Hendrix. At about 17 Tom bought his first pair of turntables and since then he has been building his skills as a DJ. As he has grown, so has his personal record library. Tom also performs around the twin cities metro as part of a hip hop duo . 


Instant Request helped make our 6/12/21 wedding perfect. They did such a great job with all aspects of the music, setup, lighting, etc. and we couldn’t have been more happy with DJ Tom! He is super talented and knew exactly how to keep the dance floor full all night. Tom was also super easy to work with leading up to the day and was quick to respond to any questions we had. Highly recommend upgrading to get  Tom!

We had DJ Tom C for our wedding and he was fantastic. He kept the night moving and the dance floor packed the whole night. He was great to talk with before the wedding and gave us confidence that he understood our wants and music tastes. Overall highly recommend.

Instant Request was amazing to work with! Their website was easy to use and create our wedding profile. We were able to lay out the timeline of the day and create our own playlist so our DJ could get to know what we like to listen to. Any time I had a question with changing our wedding day due to Covid-19 they were more than happy to help and relieve any stress. Tom Coughlin was our assigned, Black Tie DJ and he was phenomenal. We told Tom we wanted a dance party and that’s exactly what we got. He kept everyone out on the dance floor, read the crowd perfectly and stuck to our “do not play list.” We had all age groups out on the dance floor all night! Tom was professional, easy to work with and super friendly. Highly recommend!!

My husband and I initially wanted to keep costs low for our wedding and decided to go without a DJ. I went to a wedding in July as the videographer’s assistant and spent a good amount of time talking to the DJ there. The DJ was Tom C with Instant Request. He was super funny and answered all the questions I had about his equipment, the process, etc. Once the reception started, I was able to see first hand how great his DJ skills were! He was an awesome MC, and all the music flowed together really well. He was able to read the crowd and play music accordingly. After seeing him in action, I realized I really wanted him to DJ my wedding in October and convinced my husband we needed to hire a DJ. When I called Instant Request, the managers were super nice and helpful, they laid out all of our options for DJs and they made sure to accommodate us when we requested to have DJ Tom. I was worried what the price would be since we booked only 3 months in advance (which is super short notice in the wedding world), but their quote was incredibly affordable and transparent, especially since we got the Friday event discount and we only needed basic services. DJ Tom did such a great job at our wedding, and the process was a breeze. He worked in peoples’ music requests and made sure all the different genres of music we had transitioned flawlessly. I would definitely recommend Instant Request, and especially DJ Tom C.

Our DJ Tom Coughlin was amazing! He kept the dance floor packed literally all night. He read the crowd so well, every time I said this is the last dance then I’ll go mingle, I turned right around because he put on another banger. My brother sang and played guitar for our first dance and he took the time to work with him in advance to make sure he had the equipment needed and to set up properly to make sure everything went perfectly, the amount of detail put in was so helpful. The whole process with Instant Request was so easy, their online platform really let us customize our day and to let Tom know what we wanted in music as well as speeches, grand entrance, etc. It was something I never had to stress over and as a bride, that’s a wonderful feeling!

Tom Coughlin was our DJ for our wedding in January! I can’t say enough great things about him. You can tell Tom has been doing this for a long time as the night went as smooth as it could have. The dance floor was full all night long and he had guests basically throwing money at him to play more songs as the end of the night! He played a perfect range of songs for everyone. If you are lucky enough to have Tom as your DJ you can expect the dance floor to be packed all night!

Instant Request is an amazing DJ company! They are very professional and organized. The playlist can be as customized as you want it to be! Tom was a GREAT DJ. Shoutout to Tom for starting the party and keeping it going!!

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!  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. 

 We had such a wonderful experience with Instant Request! They were so easy to work with and Tom did a great job reading the room and playing what everyone wanted to hear to get the party going!

Tom was a delight! He’s a gentle giant with a knack of feeling the room. We had an excellent phone call with him before the wedding and when we got to the day of, we didn’t worry about a thing. He quickly made any adjustments on the fly! We would highly recommend Tom for anyone looking for a DJ.

Instant Request was amazing! They were easy to work with and offered a great value. They have a wonderful online platform that helps you easily layout how you’d like your music selections to flow. It allowed us to cover all the bases, even things we hadn’t considered! Our DJ was Tom and he was fantastic. He kept the dance floor packed the entire night, making selections that the whole crowd loved. I also felt Instant Request was a good value compared to other places we researched. I would recommend them to other couples, ask for Tom!

We were not sure what to expect using a bigger company who picked our DJ for us without us knowing who’d we get. We were matched with DJ Tom and he blew our expectations away! DJ Tom called us about one week prior to our wedding to go over all parts of our wedding – this made us a little more comfortable with our decision to book with Instant Request DJ. On our wedding day, DJ Tom made a point to introduce himself to us as well as any important members of our wedding, including other vendors. He was dressed professionally and was so natural around us, as if he was part of our friend group. When it came time to play the music…. DJ Tom was hands down the best DJ we’d ever came across. He knew what music to play to keep the crowd going! We heard from nearly all of our wedding guests that our DJ was awesome. So when booking with Instant Request – request DJ Tom!

We had DJ Tom Coughlin for our wedding last weekend. I’m not sure if I can express how satisfied we are with his service and performance. He did AMAZING!! The dance floor was packed all night long because of his engagement with the guests and because he read the crowd and switched up the songs as he needed to. If we are ever in need of a DJ again, him and Instant Request will be our choice for sure. Thank you, Tom and Instant Request!! 

DJ WAS AWESOME. Did what we requested to a T. No technical difficulties. What made him amazing was what he did when we gave him the flexibility to express his talents, it created such an incredible dance floor atmosphere. This DJ was the best. 

Tom was AWESOME. He was able to accommodate any special requests we had and was flexible when things needed to be changed last minute. Would highly recommend having him DJ your wedding!

Tom was very accommodating, positive and had a fun attitude! He played a great variety of songs and people danced all night. Wonderful experience!

Instant Request is a phenomenal company!! They are organized, punctual, and an extremely great price for what they offer! I would recommend them highly!

Our DJ did an amazing job!! Announced everything correctly, was super flexible with us, and played all the right music! Couldn’t have had a better experience.

We had a barn dance on the hottest day of the year, and Tom kept stance inside the entire time even though it was 100 degrees in there. He moved a speaker outside mid way too, so people could still enjoy the music! He was fantastic! 

Our DJ was great! He played music that was very fitting to our requests and we received endless compliments on the music. The dance floor was packed the whole night!

We would like to say thank you a million times for how amazing you were for our wedding at Craguns! Tom was absolutely amazing! I received so many compliments on having Tom as our DJ! We along with our guests had a fantastic time. He read the energy so well and played music to get the crowd excited and dancing! Couldn’t have asked for a better DJ!! Tom was a huge part in making our day everything we could have hoped for and we truly appreciate him! Hope your drive home wasn’t too hard that night! Thank you again! Thank you so much!

We were referred to use Instant Request at our wedding and we are happy we did. DJ Tom was great and helped us on the phone go over last minute details before our wedding reception. Tom provided excellent service at our wedding reception. The day was amazing and Tom did a great job with the music! It was an awesome feeling knowing that we didn’t have to worry about how our DJ and dancing was going to be that night. Thanks for your great service!!! 

Instant Request was extremely organized and diligent with how they communicated with us, their online reception planner was the perfect way for me to give them all the information they needed to make our wedding night perfect! I love how they set us up with a DJ that best suited our wedding atmosphere, and LOVED that we were able to create our own music playlist. Our DJ did an excellent job with running the reception and was great about any last minute changes we had leading up to the wedding. 

Instant Request was one of the best choices we made for our wedding – 5 stars! 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. We worked with DJ Tom and he was amazing! He did a great job communicating throughout the night and the dance floor was ALWAYS full! So fun 🙂 Thank you! 

Our DJ Tom was the best!!! He was exactly what we wanted in a DJ – charismatic, fun, and kept the dance floor going all night! He was great with requests and so kind and funny with our guests. He did a great job blending our music for the ceremony. Finding the right DJ was probably our biggest worry during wedding planning, but as soon as we got our call from Tom 2 weeks before the wedding, we knew we were in good hands!

This company is absolutely Amazing!! We had Tom as our DJ and he was such a pleasure to work with! He played all the music we were hoping for and more. He kept people on the dance floor all night long. We received so many compliments on how fun our dance was! Tom wrote us a personalized note after the night was over and it was so fun to read it! Request Tom, he is one heck of a DJ!! So so happy we choose Instant Request DJ, they know how to have a party 🙂 

Our DJ (Tom Coughlin) did a fantastic job and suited our needs. He was flexible, professional, and worked extremely hard through all of the heat and event set up. We cannot say enough about how great of a job he did! The sound system worked well for both our ceremony and reception, which exceeded our expectations since it was an outdoor wedding and we didn’t totally know what our day would entail. The lighting also helped create a fun dancing atmosphere. I like how Instant Request has a very reasonable rate and takes into account the customer’s wishes to match up a DJ that fits their needs. Not having to find our own DJ through other sites made it a lot easier on us for planning our wedding.  We couldn’t even find any other service remotely in the same price range for how long our DJ provided his services and the quality was outstanding! Thank you so much for providing such a classy DJ for us and helping us with planning. This process went a lot smoother than we were expecting and can’t say enough about your service and Tom Coughlin as a DJ!    

Thank you DJ Tom C. for making our wedding reception so much fun! We still have people telling us how much fun the dance floor was and how they couldn’t stop dancing all night. Tom is truly a great person, from the first time we met at our in person meeting, we knew we were in good hands. I would definitely recommend him for anyone who has a lively group of guests at their wedding that can’t wait to dance!

Thanks again, Tom!

Highly recommend Instant Request! Our DJ, Tom was very friendly and professional and understood all of our requests. He helped make our night amazing.

Hats off to Instant Request DJ for adding fun to our wedding reception. Our DJ, Tom Coughlin was totally on point. He had taken input from our selection of music and had just the perfect music to keep the guest on the dance floor the entire time.
He was amazing to work with as he was very open to request and kept all ages dancing till the end.

The dance floor was packed the whole night! Every time I planned to get off for a break another great song would come on and we would keep dancing. Tom did a fabulous job keeping the energy up and making sure everyone had a blast! Could not recommend Instant Request enough! 5 stars!!

DJ Tom was amazing and Instant Request DJ Company was very friendly, professional, and easy to work with.

DJ Tom was the absolute BEST! We aren’t the pickiest people when it comes to music and he did such a great job reading the crowd. He was so kind, friendly, and seriously just so so great! Couldn’t recommend him and Instant Request enough- thank you so much for doing such a great job at our wedding!

Instant Request DJ was awesome to work with! They give you a very helpful online planning tool to customize the music for the day. Their team is responsive and helpful throughout the process. We had DJ Tom Coughlin for our wedding and he really got the party moving! He did such an amazing job of reading the room and playing songs that would get everyone out on the dance floor. He was professional and fun! We could not have had a better experience. We will definitely recommend them to others!

Tom at Instant Request exceeded expectations. He was positive and attentive throughout the entire process and day. He listened to what we wanted while giving his feedback and kept people on the dance floor all night. Request Tom- you won’t regret it!!!! Also, we postponed our wedding and Instant Request was the easiest and most understanding about moving dates.

Tom was an amazing DJ! In our pre-meeting he understood what we were looking for, and executed amazingly! He read the room well, and kept the vibe at a great pace! He respected our do not play songs and totally ran with the types of music we loved. Guests were dancing all night!!

Instant Request helped make our 6/12 wedding perfect. They did such a great job with all aspects of the music, setup, lighting, etc. and we couldn’t have been more happy with DJ Tom! He is super talented and knew exactly how to keep the dance floor full all night. Tom was also super easy to work with leading up to the day and was quick to respond to any questions we had. Highly recommend upgrading to Tom!

Hands down the best DJ in the Twin Cities! From planning to dancing they put us at ease on our big day. Tom was pleasant to work with and mixed the music so smoothly, even letting us customize our own playlist. Instant Request put us at ease planning a reception with Covid protocols and the whole night felt so “normal”. I definitely would recommend this company for your reception or private event!

We loved Tom Coughlin! He did such a great job reading the room and playing the music that our guests liked. He played songs for just the right period of time, and was so kind and accommodating and helped our guests have so much fun. People stayed to dance the whole time! Thank you Tom and Instant Request DJ for the great experience at our wedding.

The communication was exceptional and the job they did was even better. Instant Request DJ Entertainment is truly there to serve you on the day of your event!!

We couldn’t have ask for a better DJ than Tom with instant request. He did our ceremony and reception and kept the vibes perfect all night. He made the wedding what it was, without him reading the room and expertly picking songs it wouldn’t have been as great! Highly, highly recommend Instant Request for your wedding!

We had DJ Tom for our wedding on April 29th, 2023 & he was amazing!! Tom kept the dance floor packed all night. He was so easy to communicate with, played all our requests & made sure our day went exactly how we wanted it to! We can’t recommend Tom enough!

Instant request was amazing at our wedding! They were really easy to work with, absolutely willing to cater to our requests and creative ideas we had for our reception. Tom was the best and kept the party going all night! He read the crowd really well and if a song wasn’t as popular he’d fade it out smoothly. Highly recommend!

DJ Tom C was our DJ for the night and he was the best. So many guests came up to us throughout the night saying how awesome Tom is. Couldn’t recommend Instant Requests enough and also DJ Tom C !!!!! Great experience and make our wedding one we will never forget.