D.J. Question--Need Advice

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    D.J. Question--Need Advice

    I was hoping to get some feedback from anyone who has worked with Murray Hill Talent for D.J. services. I have an option to book with them for a significant discount, the catch being that I wouldn't know which of their D.Js I would be getting until 2 months before the wedding. (I guess it would be based on availability at the time). I know that their people tend to get good reviews on this board, and I'm tempted to take a chance just based on their reputation for non-cheesiness. Can anyone speak to the quality of all their D.J's? Or is this a risk I shouldn't take?

    Thanks!
     
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    D.J. Question--Need Advice

    i think any DJ if you have a strong talking to can do an adequate job in line with what you are looking for... I used a Murray Hill DJ and i was not 100% happy with him. we specified all 70s & 80s & nothing vulgar - told him we had a lot of business people & older people & he still played current songs & did play AC/DC you shook me all night long which ticked me off. other than that he was fine... except b/c he is young (like many djs) he didnt have a good selection of 70s disco which disappointed my husband.

    If they arent going to tell you who your dj is going to be (which doesnt make sense to me--- what is the big deal?) it's up to you as to how important it is to you to KNOW who your dj is.., if saving the $ is a big deal to you then It's not the biggest risk you are taking in the whole planning process.
     
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    I used Murray Hill too and I wasn't 100% satisfied either and I knew who I was having as my DJ. My problem was that i had to run up and tell him to do the boquet and garter toss and also most people couldn't hear him when he announced things.... I didn't realize this until after when my MIL said something. I still had a great time and if you aren't too concerned about the minor details and if its a huge savings (like paying 750 instead of 1250) then go for it.
     
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    [Quote]Sorry, but it is a big deal. Just because they have X number of DJs doesn't mean they are all of equal ability. Ex: Jason Varitek and Dustin Pedroia were both members of the 2008 Boston Red Sox. Are they of equal ability? Absolutely not. I wouldn't enter into any agreement with a loophole that gives all the power to the vendor.[/Quote]

    I think Benice was saying what's the big deal of telling you who your DJ will be -- meaning, why wouldn't the company just tell you.

    The recent post from Murray Hill that was clearly them posing as a bride (and then the post was edited/removed mysteriously) is shady and I'd look elsewhere. There are a lot of quality DJs out there.
     
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    D.J. Question--Need Advice

    Baseball players vs djs = not the same. if you're worried - put together a playlist that they must play from... that is the easiest thing to do.

    I'm not saying she should do it- but if she doesnt have the $ and the amount of savings is THAT much - then you have weigh whether or not you're willing to risk not having a "perfect DJ" ... the DJ was near the bottom of my list for concerns.
     
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    D.J. Question--Need Advice

    thank you amschnittger.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. I definitely had some reservations about the situation, but I'm kind of at a loss with finding a DJ. I don't really know what the going rate is or what kind of questions I should be asking. I just know that I don't want anything cheesey!
     
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    D.J. Question--Need Advice

    If the savings is significant, I would go for it. But first check on here for more reviews of Murray Hill. If they're an established company that gets good reviews, why not?? I chose my DJ from Curtis Knight's list o' DJs. It's basically like doing eeny meeny miny mo!! How could I know which one would click best with me? I picked one, met with him, he seemed cool, so he is the one. On the wedding day, it could turn out he isn't all that I dreamed off... I guess my point is, it's hard to know anyway, so why not save yourself some money?

    P.S. Phoebe - are you sure you're not Murray Hill's competition?
     
  9. You have chosen to ignore posts from beniceboston. Show beniceboston's posts

    D.J. Question--Need Advice

    Murray Hill from what I saw on their website - does not have cheesy dj's...

    and I'd like to know out of the regular posters on this message board - who is a fake bride (vendor)??

    I think we're pretty good at spotting someone who is posing as a "new bride" who just LOVED their one specific vendor
     
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    D.J. Question--Need Advice

    For what it's worth, I booked my DJ through them and have been very pleased. I was certainly able to book a specific DJ. Is that an option for you as well?
     
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    Once again, can I ask if you have the option of booking a specific DJ? I definitely booked a specific DJ through them, His name is on the contract I signed. Is this a new thing or some sort of special discount?
     
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    We used Murray Hill Talent and I’m surprised people weren’t 100% satisfied! I missed the shady post too – ugh – why do good vendors shoot themselves in the foot like that?

    We met with two DJs there – Scott and Cory – and really liked them both. We ended up choosing Cory and were definitely 100% satisfied. Obviously I can’t speak to the other DJs, but I will say we would have been comfortable with either of those two. Cory was incredible – not cheesy at all, didn’t try to emcee the whole thing, but stepped in where appropriate. My husband talked with him a few times before the wedding so he had a good sense of what we wanted. He did a great job of reading the crowd.

    I know that wasn’t exactly your question but I wanted to give you the perspective we had. I got the sense that they don’t have a lot of cheesy DJs. I do think you get a sense of the person’s personality and that can help, but if it’s a big discount and you need to find ways to cut back on the budget, I’d go for it. Good luck!

     
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    D.J. Question--Need Advice

    I just re-read your post. Two months seems like enough time to communicate your preferences to the DJ.

    I swear I don’t work for them, I just really loved Cory! We also worked with Paul to set things up and he was great too.

     

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