"We couldn't ask for more! Nate was an absolute pleasure to work with and set us up with a DJ that blew our expectations out of the water. I have no words to express how great DJ Lane was. He doubled as a coordinator that kept everything flowing perfectly, a hype man and an energetic presence that kept the dance floor packed. Every guest I've spoken to has had nothing but positive things to say about Lane! Thanks for helping our dream come true."
Courtney + Garrett
"Amplify was FREAKING AWESOME!! Their customer service was on point, friendly, and just the best. Nate has done an awesome job with the company and has gathered an awesome team! Our DJ Lane was the best!!! He was very detailed and organized. He could read the crowd very well and kept the reception alive down to the final hours. My wife and I are super grateful for the hard work and care that Lane put into the reception. He will forever be a huge reason for the memories that my wife, our families, our friends and myself will have!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND them. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!!"
"Best DJs ever! Amplify was the PERFECT choice for our wedding and we could not have had a better experience with anyone else! They were so easy to work with and made sure we got exactly what we wanted when it came to a DJ. They customize the experience to you which makes all the difference! Lane was perfect with keeping high energy on the dance floor and moving things along with our schedule. We chose Amplify over any DJs in the Pensacola area and had them travel over and it was well worth it!"
"I used Amplify’s services for my December wedding and I cannot emphasize enough how great they are! The CEO Nate was our main contact: he was professional, friendly, dedicated, communicative, and informative. We booked Anita to play cello for the ceremony and Lane was our DJ for the reception. They BOTH exceeded my expectations! The ceremony was elegant and beautiful thanks to the cellist. And the reception was an absolute blast, Lane made it fun and made sure everyone heard their favorites, even my 5FDP! Despite our strange song choices and varied musical tastes, they made it work perfectly and smiled the whole time. Amplify makes sure to accommodate your needs and truly personalizes every detail. Everyone was easy to work with and personable. This company is in my top 5 best businesses I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Not to mention they’re a local business. No matter what you’re looking for, they have it and will make your bug day perfect!"
Jessica + Nicholas
"I totally recommend Amplify Entertainment! DJ Lane did an awesome job at my Quinceañera! He did a good job balancing the English and Latin music. We all had an awesome time!!"
"Crowd pleaser! We had Lane who worked with us to find what worked for our demographic. The music was great all the way around. He felt the room and played what worked for us. The hurricane threw me a curve ball and I was very behind sending Lane my info and music yet he was never anything except nice and accommodating. I highly recommend Nate, Lane, and the Amplify gang! Thank you!"
Terri + Micah
"Amplify Entertainment was nothing short of amazing for our wedding. The whole process was smooth and easy from beginning to end. Lane made sure our dance floor was packed the entire night and incorporated all of our requests. He was very flexible day of and made sure everything went as smoothly as possible! We couldn't have asked for a better DJ 😎"
Ashley + Jeff
"Nate and Lane were exceptional. They were quick about making contact and easy to work with. Their expertise and flexibility to make some last minute changes made the day even more special. Would highly recommend. We had positive feedback from all our guests and vendors as well. Will use again."
Katie + Tanner
"Amplify Entertainment is great to work with! They make everything so easy and we had everything go off without any hiccups! They really cater to your wants, so your big day is just right. We were so happy with how everything turned out."
Callie + Carl
"We could not have been happier with Amplify! Lane was the DJ for our event and he was wonderful. He played music that was exactly our taste (which can deviate from typical wedding music) and he totally nailed the vibe we were going for. He literally kept the dance floor packed from the first song until the last; people had to dance on the grass outside of the dance floor because there was not enough room to hold all the people that were jamming out to the music he played. You will be in good hands with Amplify- cannot recommend them enough!"
Megan + Mike
"What can I say that has not already been said by so many other satisfied reviewers? You cannot go wrong with choosing Amplify Entertainment! Nate was a pleasure to work with from the start: responsive, professional, kind, and enthusiastic! He took the time to listen to the vision my husband and I had for our wedding and ensure to offer us the best package for our needs. We had timing changes we had to make partway through, due to changes our venue made, and he refunded us for the time we no longer needed. He helped recommend a DJ to us, and our first choice Lane was available. Lane was also a pleasure to work with! He was equally responsive, professional and enthusiastic. I was a pretty type A bride, and I ended up giving Lane a two page detailed list of music I wanted played during specific parts of the night, and although he requested that I give him just a few of my absolute must plays - he ended up playing pretty much all my songs anyway! For the rest of the time, he of course played other awesome music and everyone was out on the dance floor most of the entire night! It was the perfect night filled with fun and dancing just as I envisioned it!"
Alexis + John Paul
"We hired Lane, with Amplify Entertainment to be the Sound Director for both our Wedding Ceremony and Reception. Any time that I had a question or concern, either Lane or Nate would promptly respond! My husband and I met with Lane the week of our wedding to go over final details, and was so pleased with how calm and accommodating Lane was! He planned to arrive the day of, with plenty of time to set up and ensure he was ready to start on time. All went as planned, and Lane played an awesome mixture of music that appealed to our guests and got them on the dance floor! We ended up extending the entertainment for an hour because it was just that good! Definitely recommend Amplify Entertainment - thank you Lane and Nate for helping us make our wedding unforgettable!"
Cate + Keith
"After having a DJ back out of our wedding 3 weeks prior I called and spoke with Nate and he was more than eager to help anyway he could. He was very quick to respond to emails or phone calls. Lane was the DJ at our wedding and he did an amazing job. He stepped in and helped more than he was supposed to. Thanks guys for making our day so great!"
Jessica + Jason
"These guys made the difference in our DIY wedding being successful. They were so professional, so knowledgable, so experienced, they literally saved the day. So many little steps we would have missed, or didn't know how to do properly, things we didn't think of, all taken care of by Nate and Lane (our DJ). They are professional and experienced and asked just the right questions, and had the documentation to put our minds at ease and trust them with everything. They even made sure to find a DJ who was bilingual so our Spanish-speaking families were not left out. We can't recommend them enough!"
Alfonso + Annarely
"Wedding planning is hard, especially if you don't enjoy planning. Fortunately, Amplify makes the music element SUPER EASY for you once you get to that part. They are extremely thorough with the planning process from their packages and add-ons to the ceremony and reception planners. Communication and payment are also a breeze (really loved that I could make multiple payments online). We worked with Lane and he did an awesome job orchestrating our wedding and playing our must have songs AND keeping the crowd going. Would choose them again in a heartbeat for our wedding!"
Asia + Matthew
"We had an amazing experience with Amplify Entertainment! We first met with Nate who is great about answering questions and keeping everything organized. Lane was our DJ, and I cannot say enough good things about him! At our meeting he was very receptive to our wants, and also gave some great suggestions. At the wedding he kept everything running so smoothly that my husband and I didn't have to worry about anything we got to have fun and enjoy our day. He was engaging with all our guests, and kept the party going all night! I am so grateful to Lane and Amplify for making my wedding day so memorable!"
Sydney + Bradley
"We had Amplify Entertainment DJ our wedding and they were AWESOME! The whole process from start to finish was great. Nate helped create a package that best reflected our needs for the event and walked us through everything they would be able to do leading up to the wedding as well as during. Our DJ Lane was an excellent host and helped keep the flow of the evening moving smoothly and was able to make adjustments as the evening progressed. The music selection was great and everyone at the wedding had a great time. Amplify goes above and beyond and does more then just DJ your wedding, they help ensure your day runs as smoothly as possible. I would HIGHLY recommend using Amplify Entertainment, they are FAR better then just creating a playlist or having a friend DJ. Thank you again Amplify and Lane for adding your professional and personals touches to our wedding day - it made it all the more special. Sincerely, Nate & Jillian"
Jillian + Nate
"Based on the expertise of our wedding planner, we worked with Amplify Entertainment for our wedding. My (now) husband and I are very into music, so we had a lot of ideas. Nate and Lane (our DJ) were very accommodating to our ideas, but also helped up plan a party that all of our guests would enjoy. Lane nailed the vibe we were going for at our ceremony, he made our first kiss a very special moment, I'll never forget it. Based on some of our favorite artists, Lane came up with an amazing play list that we loved, along with everyone at our wedding. Hotline Bling was a highlight, Lane's got moves. Beyond the music, which is obviously a crucial element, Lane emceed the reception. He's got a great personality and made the event seamless. Professionally, Amplify Entertainment were completely on point. We met several times before our wedding day and they painstakingly tried every Pantone setting on their UP lighting to create the perfect color. The day of the wedding I never saw them, I showed up to the ceremony and everything was set up. I walked into the reception and the UP lighting was beautiful, the dance lighting was set up, Lane was announcing us - the whole thing was seamless. Basically, they were perfect. Well priced, nice people who made our wedding unique, but fun for everyone. Can't say enough great things."
Lindsay + Nic
"I worked with Nate and Lane at Amplify and they were both so great! Nate was a blast to work with and very helpful! Lane was my wedding day DJ and he was great as well! He was very good at feeling out the guests to play the best music for the crowd and knew exactly how to keep things running smoothly throughout the night!"
Morgan + Brian
"Our guests are still laughing with us at the uplifting, sweet, fun, and funny processional! DJ Lane made sure the wedding guests could clearly hear the officiant and the vows, emceed the festivities flawlessly, and kept everyone out on the dance floor—even outside in 40 degree weather. We happily grew our family on that day, but Nate and Lane Amplified the wedding!"
Tracy (Mother of the Bride)
"Amplify Entertainment was a great DJ service. The lighting and add-ons to their packages are unique and technologically up to date. They are priced a little higher than other DJs in the area but they really are the best!"
Samantha + Timothy
"Thank you Nate, Lane and Amplify Entertainment - you helped to make our wedding amazing. From day 1, Nate was easy to work with and made this part of the process completely stress-free. He was patient as he guided us and offered recommendations for music. He thinks of everything - including packets that helped step by step with music selection and offered the DJ additional information. Lane was our DJ and always keep the dance floor busy - he was wonderful to work with. Lane added beautiful touches to our reception with uplighting and our monogram on the wall. I highly recommend Nate and his team at Amplify Entertainment."
Heather + Chris
"My husband and I knew we wanted to use Amplify Entertainment for our wedding, as Nate Long did an INCREDIBLE job at my sister's wedding. We were able to correspond with Nate throughout the entire planning process and we had Lane Wright as our DJ on our wedding day. Lane was amazing and made the entire night such a fun experience! During the planning process both Lane and Nate made my husband and I feel completely comfortable allowing them to have some flexibility with the playlist and Lane absolutely delivered. There was not one thing I would do differently! Thank you, Lane and Nate for the most perfect ceremony and reception music!"
Monica + Jared
"I cannot recommend Amplify Entertainment more highly! Working with Nate Long was a wonderfully stress-free experience from the moment of booking until the end of the wedding reception. Nate has every detail covered, he is available instantly for questions and concerns, and his experienced guidance is spot-on. His personality is perfect for a fun filled reception: we hoped for a classy experience that was at the same time full of energy and joy and Nate did not disappoint. We were fortunate enough to book Nate himself for our first daughter’s wedding and Lane Wright for our second daughter’s wedding…. eighteen months apart! Both were professional in every aspect and made the receptions unforgettably fun for every guest. Thank you Nate and Lane!"
Carolyn (Mother of the Bride)
"We loved having Amplify Entertainment DJ our wedding reception. No one told me they enjoyed the cake or the food- everyone told me how great our DJ was. Nate and his team are incredibly thorough. We had a phone meeting that went through every detail - things that I would've never thought to talk to my DJ about. Our DJ (Lane) even brought his own table covering because I didn't rent one and it went along perfectly with our colors."
Cole + Laura
"Nate, Lane and Amplify Entertainment are great. They DJ'd for our company holiday party this past year and we're definitely going to use them again the future. Our crowd can be somewhat demanding with the DJ but Lane handled everyone flawlessly. This is the first year ever that I haven't had any complaints afterwards! We've already planned to book them again for future events."
Susan (Corporate Client)
"Amplify Entertainment was great to work with! Both Nate, the owner, and Lane, our DJ, really got our vibe and played great music that felt very specific to us. It helps that they are younger and they seem to understand what modern people getting married want to hear while still catering to the older crowd attending your wedding. I highly recommend reaching out to them if you are looking for a DJ."
Kasey + Corey
"Just want to stop by and say how amazing Lane was at our wedding last Saturday!! He did everything the way we discussed and kept our guests having a great time. Amplify Entertainment is the best!!!"
Amanda + Joe
"Lane DJ'd for our company holiday party and did a great job! He was totally easy going and laid back and able to handle our rowdy crowd! We'll definitely use Amplify Entertainment and Lane again for future parties!"
Susan, Radiology Associates of Tallahassee
Clients Review Lane
Ask Lane what his favorite type of music is and he’ll have a hard time giving you an answer. The truth is he likes music from literally every genre, except maybe polka (no offense, polka fans!). He’s been rocking everything from weddings and company parties to Quinceñeras and mitzvahs since 2014, but weddings are his bread and butter. (as in, a dinner roll… on the side, because DJing is a side gig for Lane. Is this metaphor working?).
When he’s announcing the wedding party and the bride and groom for their grand introduction into the reception, Lane channels boxing announcer Michael Buffer’s “Let’s get ready to rumble” voice and trust — it works. When it’s time to dance, Lane brings enough energy to get the crowd going, but he’s not overbearing on the mic. If the crowd on the dance floor gets thin he switches tactics to find the right vibe and bring it back.
“For me it’s like a game of reading the crowd and anticipating what they need to hear to keep the party jumping,” he says, “it’s never the same for any group and it never gets boring.”
When he’s not creating magic on the dance floor, you might find Lane at home with his wife and four little kids. Or at home working for a national education nonprofit trying to help kids in need get access to a high-quality education. Or at home building himself a home office in the backyard so he can hide from his four kids and get some work done.
“After all these years of watching couples share their vows and say, ‘I do,’ I still find it touching,” Lane says. “And every time, it makes me think of how much I love my own wife and how she deserves the best I can give her.”
Ultimately, for Lane, DJing is one part love of music, and the other part… just love.
Some fun facts about Lane
- I started my career as a TV journalist for local news stations.
- In junior high school I wrote a stay in school rap song that won my class a root beer float party
- I named my first pet goldfish Michael Jackson, who was later accidentally smothered to death with food by my wife’s cousin. RIP Michael Jackson.
- I lived in Bolivia for two years straight as a missionary.
- I had a poem published in an anthology when I was 15
- In high school I wrote an episode of the X-files that won a national contest
- I’ve stood on the roof of the tallest building (elevation wise) in the state of Florida, and it’s right here in Tallahassee. Basically, I’ve been higher than anyone in Florida without using a plane.
- My family named one of our dogs after an ewok.
What is your favorite song to get people on the dance floor?
The Wobble has never failed me yet, but I’ve also had great success with Elvis Crespo’s Suavamente. It’s hard not to shake your hips when that song comes on.
What was the first album you ever owned?
August and Everything After by the Counting Crows.
What is your favorite album of all time?
I don’t have one. But if I had a top 10 list in no particular order, it would include Michael Jackson – HIStory, X by Ed Sheeran, Transference by Spoon, Justin Timberlake’s Future Sex Love Sounds, Fugees’ the Score, Imogen Heap – Speak for Yourself, Muse – Black Holes and Revelations, Queen – Greatest Hits.
What has been your most memorable wedding experience so far?
My most memorable wedding experience was my first. It was a relatively small wedding. About 15 minutes into the dance, the bride asked me if I could move my whole setup outside where the people wanted to hang out. The guests were pretty chill, but with great music, it didn’t take long before I had the small crowd on the open-air dance floor under the stars, going hard until the very last song. And it just so happened I got lucky and picked a song that meant a lot to the bride, her sister and father to close out the night. I’ve done plenty of bigger gigs, but this one made the biggest impact because of how much the bride, her family and a couple close friends were on the floor the whole night.
Name a song that describes your style.
If I had to pick a song that describes my DJ style, I’d choose Turn Down for What!