Best decision we made for our wedding
Michael was a fantastic addition to our wedding. We sent him a list of our favorite artists and tracks, and he very diligently played all of our favorites. There was no cheesyness! No "my taste is better than yours". Just straightforward and thoughtful arrangements. He regularly checked with us about the sound level and adjusted according to our taste. He kept us on track with timing, and made announcements as needed. He took song requests from my guests -- but also checked with me to make sure it was something I was comfortable hearing, which was extremely thoughtful and much appreciated. I highly recommend him!
DJ Demby is the best! We had him DJ our wedding in October 2018 and couldn’t have been happier.
He was very responsive to us throughout the hiring and planning process and was clear about what he could provide, what we should expect, and how we could work with him to customize our event. We created a playlist with the types of music we preferred and shared it with him a month or so before the event along with a breakdown of special requests like a first dance, a hora, father-daughter dance, etc. He did a superb job directing these particulars, making announcements when needed (e.g. time for cake!), and he checked in with us when appropriate regarding the music and anything we needed. He also came through at the last minute with some lighting effects, which was crucial. We’ve been to events with subpar DJs who play the music they prefer, but DJ Demby is not that type of artist. We gave him a "must play" list and he hit every song on there!
I highly recommend him for his professionalism, talent, and performance. Also, he's an all around good guy. We'll definitely be recommending him to family and friends.
DJ Demby was PHENOMENAL!
He went over and above expectations by providing a playlist/soundtrack to our daughter’s birthday that all ages enjoyed.
He kept the volume perfect throughout the party and really added to everyone’s enjoyment.
I would never host a party that needed music going forward without hiring him.
- Tom M.
DJ Michael was a godsend for our new years party. We had a really mixed group and he was great at reading the crowd to determine the best music to play. Everyone had a blast and we will definitely book him again for next year!
- Emily C.
Michael was instrumental to me and my husband's wedding this past Friday at 632 on Hudson. From the ceremony music to the reception, everyone had a great time and the music flowed together as one. Michael also communicated with me multiple times before the wedding and was flexible with requests. Throughout the wedding, he was on point with each timeline and made sure things were running smoothly. I highly recommend Michael for any event!
Michael was absolutely wonderful from the very first phone call! He was available through Skype, phone and personal meeting for months before our event. At the party, he engaged the crowd, followed the guest of honors every request and maintained professional yet fun entertainment. I had rave reviews from my guests. I highly recommend him.
- Sue V.
We hired Mike as a DJ for our high school’s Senior prom. Mike did a great job with communication throughout the process (emailed back promptly, spoke on the phone, asked for any requests I had, etc..). He was there early the night of the event, and was prepared when we had to start. His music choices were solid, and the kids even got to submit requests as the night was going on - I haven’t seen that done yet! Would recommend Mike to anyone needing a DJ.
I had the pleasure of watching DJ Mike Demby lead an awesome Bat Mitzvah in Brooklyn this past Sunday. His timing was impeccable, music was eclectic and energizing, and the guests didn’t want to leave! I overheard several attendees mention his great work and the parents guaranteed to use his services for their younger children. The venue layout had several levels and rooms so I was very impressed with DJ Mike Demby’s ability to work the crowd and get everyone involved. In addition, he worked so great with the kids that during a game one team named themselves, “We Love Mike”! LOL
Hands down an awesome guy!! I am definitely recommending him to others!!
- Sasha A.
We cannot say enough about DJ Michael Demby. I have personally been to parties he has hosted for thousands in NYC and have known him for many years now. We were thrilled when he agreed to DJ our wedding in Maplewood. He brought the same level of energy and professionalism that he is famous for, and was surprisingly reasonably priced. He seamlessly transitioned our wedding from ceremony, to cocktail hour, to reception. Admittedly we were not the easiest group to work with, with very unique and eclectic tastes. Many of our requests were local and lesser known artists, which he was able to skillfully mix in to the classics and more popular music enjoyed by all generations. Our friends are not exactly known for their dancing but somehow Mike made it happen. The playlist was ordered perfectly to match the timeline of the evening and his announcements and shoutouts got everyone out of their seats! So many things made our night special but Mike was able to tie them all together with the music. He truly exceeded our expectations.
- Kevin M.
Total Pro: Our company had a great seamless experience with DJ Michael Demby. He had the right mix for the crowd and kept up the energy all night! I would give 10 stars.
I booked DJ Demby for my daughters Bat Mitzvah. In the planning stage we had multiple conversations, and he was very helpful with timeline suggestions or advice on the party ideas (i.e. how a bunch of 12-year-olds may behave in a particular situation, which will prevent you from making some bad decisions). He was very accommodating with last minute changes and wishes from either me or my daughter, whose input Michael took very seriously, and she really appreciated it. The party itself was awesome. We had about 50 sort of shy pre-teens at the first Bat Mitzvah in the class, and then some more kids of different ages. Not an easy crowd to entertain. DJ Demby did a great job keeping them engaged with all sorts of games, contests and dances (with his awesome dancer, to whom I also give a lot of credit). He accommodated multiple requests and last minute ideas. Everyone had a great time,The Bat Mitzvah girl felt super special and he made it happen. I highly recommend him for your DJ needs, and I know that next time I'm in a "need to get a DJ" situation I will be calling Michael Demby. Thank you again!
- Anna S.
Life is made of discovery. We had the chance to meet Michael during a party at our restaurant during December. All our staff came to told us that this was the best music they ever heard from a DJ so far. As an evident consequence, we chose him to animate our New Year's Eve and he gave us something unique, a real performance from a real DJ. Cherry on the cake, he's nice, pleasant and his equipment (omg) are the proofs of a great show man. In the name of our customers and staff, many thanks!
DJ Michael Demby was the DJ at our wedding in Manhattan. He did a great job with announcements and music, and definitely kept the dance floor moving. He made sure to incorporate all of our requested songs. I asked for more oldies/classic rock with some pop and he had a great mix of music. We received compliments on his skills all night!
Michael is a phenomenal DJ! We had guests on the dance floor the entire night. He played all of our song requests and he also played such a great variety of music so everyone could enjoy it. A DJ can make or break your wedding and Michael made it fantastic!
We had a Bar Mitzvah for our son this past April and DJ Michael Demby made our event outstanding!!! Michael is very talented, organized and extremely affable. He was easy to work with right from the moment we first made contact. Michael is full of great party ideas. At our event, he played our selected music expertly, timing every song perfectly. He provided terrific suggestions for the music and was able to get everyone involved in dancing. If you have an event involving children, Michael is truly skilled in working with kids and knows exactly what to do to keep them engaged and happy. We had SO MUCH FUN with a number of party games he proposed, involving both children and adults. Our guests are still talking about how much fun they had :-). If you want a special, memorable event that is perfect from start to finish, we recommend DJ Michael Demby as your first and only choice. He is the BEST!
- Ilene W.
Just had our Wedding last weekend and being an OCD perfectionist bride wasn't easy, but as soon as Michael came and he took complete control. In a good way- not those snobby i know what I'm doing or only my way or the high way or I'm an artist, i don't care what you want. He is so comfortable and easy to work with and after interviewing months of different DJ's, i really needed someone who would prioritize my needs while implementing their professional input. We loved his sense of work ethics. Michael is very meticulous where he makes sure to check-in with you from time to time throughout your engagement as well as a thorough phone call a week before to do final rundowns. It was just too easy and pleasant to work with him! We believe in chemistry, and we really hit it off with Michael right from the first meeting! I will be reaching out again for my future events! We are really appreciative of all your hard work for our wedding. Thank you so much for making it really our night!!
- Rena K.
Michael was a great DJ for our wedding. He was very professional as he was completely prepared for what we wanted. We had a song list prepared for the wedding and reception, and he had similar songs that complimented our selections. He was very flexible and patient for last minute additions and changes, and asked at our wedding reception if we wanted any new songs played. He was fully prepared with speakers to play outdoors for the wedding, and in doors for the reception. Everyone had a blast and mentioned how fun our wedding was. I highly recommend Michael to be a DJ for a wedding or a party.
Really enjoyed working with Michael. He was very sensitive, considerate and cooperative throughout the entire Bat Mitzvah party and both him and his partner engaged the kids with great music and games. The kids loved it and so did we!:) Highly recommended!
- Ofer A.
I hired Michael three times over the past 6 years for corporate events. He was a fantastic mood setter, emcee and DJ. He really helped the room engage which is important for networking events.
- Adam H.
Michael is extremely professional. He always shows up early and prepared. He caters to the crowd very well and always makes sure to play the appropriate music. I highly recommend him and enjoy working with him.
- Becca T.
Michael was just fantastic in every way. He had several calls with us before the event, was always responsive, put up with our pre-event anxiety and was kind and professional. The kids LOVED him and danced all night (when they weren't playing games he was MCing).
Highly, highly recommend!
Michael was great! Great variety of music and really catered to the crowd and the atmosphere. He checked up constantly to make sure I was content with music and volume and made sure people were happy, which I really appreciated. Also made all necessary announcements when needed and he helped everything run smoothly. Everything was great- definitely recommend him for any event.
Michael has been a DJ for a number of our social networking events in NYC over the last 5 years. He has always been professional and takes each job seriously. He has a particular and unique skill of being able to cater the music to the crowd. He can adjust his music without any direction based on reading the audience and knows what they want to hear. I highly recommend him for any type of event: social, corporate, wedding or other.
- David S.
We hired Mike to be a DJ at our wedding. He was great and we danced all night! He is very flexible, professional and has great energy and taste in music. We requested songs from 80s - 90s and he kept the fun going! He really made our day special!
- Bella W.
Michael was fantastic! Booking a DJ can be uneasy because you really never know what kind of personality you're dealing with. Michael is not only funny, but super personable and has great insight as to what type of music can get the party started! Easy to talk to and very attentive. Would certainly recommend!
- Julia H.
DJ Michael Demby was very responsive to our guests. He checked in with us throughout the evening, and provided the soundtrack for a great party! He also did a great job directing our hora dance making shouts outs and introductions when needed.
DJ Michael was incredibly flexible and easy to work with. He was able to get all of our requests in and ensure our guests had a good time at our wedding.
- Nicholas C.
What's the most important celebratory ceremony in most people's lives? That's why we hired DJ Demby for our wedding in NYC! He knows how to get the party started and to vibe out any mood; he is reliable and prepared. He's professional and experienced. He knows how to anticipate the crowd and how to help the party become a cherished memory filled with fun and poignancy. We love him and highly recommend him to anyone!
I have seen a lot of DJs in my life but DJ Demby is one of the best DJs out there! I've been to many parties and many clubs throughout my youth, but Mike makes the night out even more enjoyable and so much fun! He is very talented and I can't wait till his next event to let loose and dance the night away! I give 5 stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️