DJ Tom C

Black Tie DJ in Minneapolis DJ Tom C

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 that just finished recording their debut album.


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.

Klarissa and Landon @ Pinstripes

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!

Kacie and Jeffery @ Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel

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!!

Kaitlyn and Nick @ Dellwood Country Club

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. 

Abby and Eric @ Lowertown Event Center

 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!

Caitlin and John @ Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center

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.

Janice and Patrick @ Minnesota History Center

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!

Jessica and Eric @ Woman’s Club of Minneapolis

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!

Marie and Timothy @ Ridgetop

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!! 

LaRae and Mason @ Giants Ridge

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. 

Kelly and Andrew @ White Bear Yacht Club

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!

Elizabeth and Connor @ Private Residence

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

Megan and Nate @ Outpost Center

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

Ellen and Zach @ Aria

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.

Kaia and Adam @ Birch Hill Barn

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! 

Amanda and Nate @ Golden Oak Farm

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!

Megan and Justin @ James J. Hill Reference Library

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!

Kelly and Pete @ Cragun’s Legacy Courses in Brainerd

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!!! 

Cassie and Casey @ Solar Arts Building

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. 

Chandra and Mark @ The Park Ballroom

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! 

Becca and Conor @ Plymouth Creek Center

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!

Alyssa and Dustin @ Lowertown Event Center

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 🙂 

Brianna and Bryce @ Graduate Minneapolis

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!    

Kelly and Bennen @ Private residence