Looking for an experienced Disc Jockey with a Bachelors Degree in Music to give you unmatched quality service for your big day? My name is Michael and I want to tell you a little bit about my services with Elite Party DJ. With over 20 years as a Master of Ceremonies and Disc Jockey for weddings, corporate events, and parties, I have the knowledge and experience to make your event a truly special one.
Unlike your average Disc Jockey, I have a Bachelors Degree in Music and therefore will provide you with the best sound money can buy. I also have a brand new custom built Photo Booth that can be added for your event to take it over the top.
We hired Michael for our wedding (he did both the ceremony and the reception) this past weekend, and it was awesome! The smoke machine for the first dance was really romantic and the photo booth was a hit with all the guests. We got our photo album from him the same night which was nice to look through and relive the laughs as we relaxed later at home. We were able to toggle back and forth between dancing and karaoke, and it was so adorable seeing the kids having fun with it. He was set-up and ready to go in plenty of time and the equipment looked and sounded great. Everyone has been commenting on how lovely the ceremony and reception was and complimented us on our Officiant/DJ choice. I would definitely recommend him for your event.
Michael was great... arrived on time was courteous and professional... he played the music I requested and his transitions kept everyone dancing! I would use him again.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 300 - 360 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
Insurance: $1,000,000 - Liability Insurance
What to Expect
I am so glad you stopped by to see what Elite Party DJ can do for you on your very special day. I have been in the DJ business for the past 20 years and a Master of Ceremonies/Disc Jockey for several weddings, parties, corporate events, etc! Unlike your average Disc Jockey, I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Music as well as a Master’s Degree in Administration, which helps me coordinate the special moments associated with your event so that the sequence runs smoothly and you don't feel rushed.
In addition to playing the music that you want played at your event, I will make all the important announcements and coordinate with the caterers and photographers to insure that all the right people are in the room to capture the special events such as the cake cutting, first dance, etc. prior to announcing that the events are taking place. It is my job to do all the work and make your event run smoothly so that you can enjoy yourselves on your special day!
I work with my clients in designing a personalized play list for each event and will have it completely put together and email you an excel version of your play list at least two weeks prior to your big day so that you can make some final adjustments and therefore you are in control as to what will be played at your event. In addition to your personalized play list I will bring a terabyte of over 500,000 songs in a variety of genres to fill any requests from your guests. Wireless capability enables me to go online from your reception site and get any request that I don’t currently have in my library and have it played within 3 songs!
I have a professional looking truss system that I fly a flat screen TV on so I can show pictures of the guest(s) of honor, music videos, and yes even karaoke. I also have plenty of club style lighting to transform your reception hall and give it that night club feel.
Uplighting can give your reception hall that extra wow factor and for every event I throw the uplighting in at no extra cost. All of my uplights are wireless and can be placed anywhere in the reception hall to accent the walls with color. The trick with uplights is to place them about 6 to 10 feet apart from each other because the idea is not to change the entire room but instead to accent the room with color. My uplights are set from a color pallet allowing you to have complete control over the color for the uplights. Once you select your color it will be be saved for your event!
The day of the event I will show up at least two and a half hours prior to the event to get set up and run all my checks so that I can have music playing as your guests arrive. I pride myself on being the utmost professional and do all my weddings in a black and white tuxedo or I can dress to match a theme. I run two wireless microphones for toasts and can set up a wireless lavaliere clip-on microphone for your wedding officiate so that everyone can hear your vows. I also have the capability of setting up a second system if the ceremony is in a separate location than the reception to be able to cover a ceremony.
Unlike other Disc Jockeys out there I don't double book events and I do all my own events so when I say you are getting a DJ with a Bachelor’s Degree you are getting me, Michael Gagnier and not an inexperienced 18 year old DJ that is sent out to do the job. With Elite Party DJ I am not looking to expand my company!!! Therefore, I offer high end quality at reasonable rates.
Michael Gagnier has a Bachelor's Degree in Music from California Sate University San Bernardino and has been in business as a DJ since 1994. Michael has extensive experience working weddings, clubs, school dances, karaoke bars, etc. His knowledge of music theory lends to masterful mixing that takes into consideration the use of tempo as well as key structure in order to have smooth transitions from one song to the next.
Michael received his Master's Degree in Administration from the University of Redlands in 1999. His organizational skills and vast experience with weddings lends to sequencing the special moments within your event so that there is little down time and you can just relax and enjoy your event and leave the coordinating in his capable hands.
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 14, 2018–December 15, 2018 • 8:00pm - 12:00am||Birthday Party|
Past Booked Events
|April 21, 2018 • 4:00pm - 9:00pm||Reggie & Belinda Wedding|
|March 25, 2018 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding in Norco|
|December 31, 2017–January 01, 2018 • 7:00pm - 1:00am||New Year's Party|
|December 10, 2017 • 3:00pm - 8:00pm||wedding at Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club|
|November 11, 2017 • 4:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding in Murrieta|
|October 14, 2017 • 5:00pm - 11:00pm||Wedding in San Diego|
|September 30, 2017 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding in Temecula|
|September 10, 2017 • 4:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding at the Grand Tradition in Fall Brook|
|September 02, 2017 • 4:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding in Beaumont|
|August 31, 2017 • 4:00pm - 8:00pm||DJ Set 24 Hour Fitness Moreno Valley|
|August 17, 2017 • 4:00pm - 8:00pm||DJ Set 24 Hour Fitness Moreno Valley|
|August 13, 2017 • 10:00am - 3:00pm||Kiss the Bride Wedding Expo Pala Casino|
|August 05, 2017 • 5:00pm - 11:00pm||Wedding in Pomona|
|July 30, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Corporate Event in Del Mar|
|July 29, 2017 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||Sweet Sixteen Birthday|
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