"Amplify! My goodness! Hire them! Hire them! I promise you will not be disappointed. We sadly had to push our wedding back three times due to covid and each time Nate was so gracious and understanding. He would always accommodate and communicate with us! As a bride I was getting incredibly nervous about if my wedding would even happen or nervous vendors would start to drop off or take money from us. Not Amplify! They were truly allstars for us. Super gracious, accommodating, creative and helped me stay within budget (which honestly, most vendors do not care about but Amplify did). When it came time (finally!) to pick my DJ for our third wedding date, it was seamless. I am in awe of the overall process. For choosing a DJ Nate sends you a few suggestions that are available to you for your date. He sends you their profiles and highlights what he loves about them. Which frankly, as an owner is pretty darn cool! You can tell he truly appreciates his staff. Then he allows you to choose your top three and why. I immediately, gravitated towards Michael and boy was I not disappointed. He showed up and showed out! He is uber talented and everyone was talking about him at the wedding. He took everything I said in the final review with him and executed it perfectly. I am profoundly grateful for Michael and Nate for making my day perfection. I will recommend you to everyone and anyone who is getting married!"
Katherine + Adam
"I hired Michael based on a video that was sent to me from Amplify Entertainment. It was impressive, and wow, did I luck out! Michael is the epitome of a talented professional. He contacted me in advance for my needs, took his own time to check out the venue, and was there hours early to set up his lighting and sound. Once the client event started, people were mesmerized by not only his talent, but his personality and the way he engaged the group. Hiring talent for a corporate event is never easy, however, I would highly recommend Michael for corporate, and any type of event. He will be first on my mind for upcoming events."
Ellen, Visit Sarasota
"I think the best way to describe our Leon High School Class of 1966 70th Birthday Party is… Oh, what a night! The party was a huge hit! … Michael, the DJ, played songs from the '60s plus other favorites. He went above and beyond by teaching some new dance steps to the eager crowd. Thank you, Amplify Entertainment, for providing Michael to us for our party; he certainly provided an evening of entertainment. We highly recommend him!"
Leon High School Class of 1966
"Amplify went above and beyond to ensure that the entertainment at my daughter's Bat Mitzvah was exactly what we wanted. They were happy to meet with us beforehand to discuss and prepare for the event. Our DJ, Michael, did a spectacular time in terms of MC'ing the night and 'reading the crowd' in terms of when to play party games vs. play music, etc... I highly recommend them!"
"I’m just now heading to bed after a very long night and an even longer week of pulling together the final details of my mother’s surprise 60th birthday party. I must say it was a very good night!! My mother was very surprised. She had a great time and so did the guests. I was getting very concerned over the last couple weeks as saw the guest list plummet. I wasn’t sure if this was going to be a complete fail. I must say your staff delivered!! They went above and beyond!! Michael and his assistant were amazing!!! They were professional, energetic, and got people involved. From day one your company has been nothing but a delight to deal with. Every step of the way!! I believe every single guest asked me about the DJ and commented at how good they were. I just wanted to take a minute to let you know that you and your staff exceeded my expectations in every way. And I am truly appreciative of the extra effort to make the night an enjoyable one for my mom, the guests and myself. Thanks again and thanks to Michael and his assistant."
"We had Michael from Amplify Entertainment DJ our wedding and he was SO great! From start to finish, Nate & Michael were super helpful with the entire planning process and were both very quick to respond to emails/texts. Michael did a great job of using the information we gave him in our meetings to guide his song selections & to get people out on the dance floor- I think all wedding guests would agree that his selections were on point! We highly recommend Michael from Amplify Entertainment!"
Kelsey + Danny
"Just wanted to tell you how absolutely FABULOUS Michael was on Saturday night. He was so much fun and had this huge gaggle of girls completely engaged the whole night! Who knew Dodge Ball could be such a thing at a Bat Mitzvah! We can do a lot on our end to set up the party for success, but I'm more and more convinced that it is the DJ who can truly make or break it. And Michael delivered - and made us look very good. Thank you SO much - to both of you for all that you do!"
Jodi, Green Party Events
"Nate was really professional and easy to work with when we set up our contract, and Michael did an absolutely outstanding job as DJ! We got several comments about how nice the guitar sounded both before and during the ceremony, and how nicely the reception engaged all guests. Micheal obviously listened to our suggestions for the night, was very flexible on meetings and very responsive. We really appreciated his energy and how much he went above and beyond to make sure we were happy."
Holly + Adam
"Our DJ, Michael, from Amplify Entertainment was outstanding! As a musician myself, I was skeptical hiring someone outside of my friend group, but as soon as I met Nate, my mind was at ease. He and Michael both listened to my concerns and were super awesome to work with! Our guests still keep commenting on how wonderful the music was at the reception and we had such a blast dancing the night away. Thank you so much for making our big day truly fabulous!"
Diane + Daniel
"My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed having Michael with Amplify Entertainment DJ our wedding day. He exceeded our every expectation and kept an energetic vibe the whole time. Amplify Entertainment does an outstanding job to figure out exactly how you want your event to go. I am so thankful that they provided us with packets to fill out because they covered every area imaginable. With planning a wedding, that was so helpful because we did not have to stress out about what we needed to provide the DJ. We also had the KidStation set up outside and the kids enjoyed it very much. It is an awesome item to have if you are going to have a lot of children at your event). Thank you Michael for everything! You were outstanding!!!"
Katie + Paxton
"Fun DJ who played just what the bride and groom wanted and got all ages involved in dancing."
Meg, Mother of the Bride
"(Our DJ was Michael) Amplify Entertainment was well worth it! I read reviews before hiring anyone and Amplify did not disappoint! I highly recommend them if you want a company that is easy to work with, very professional and aim to please!"
Angela (Mother of the Bride)
"DJ (Michael) really listened to the bride and groom's advance requests. Was great getting everyone into one dancing, etc. Would definitely hire Amplify again!"
Meg (Mother of the Bride)
"Thank you so much for everything you did to make Julia and Jesse's wedding such a huge success last night. You were terrific! A bride whose wedding we did last year came up to me during the dance party and said, 'This DJ is SO GOOD!'. Your instincts are terrific, your enthusiasm contagious. We definitely hope to be working with you again soon!"
Jodi (Wedding Planner)
"I am happy to recommend Amplify Entertainment. My 60th birthday party was a real HIT and the DJ, Michael Bradley, was incredible! I will definitely use them in the future and encourage you to do the same. A+"
"We threw our mother a surprise 69th birthday party with a 1950s sock hop theme. We hired Amplify Entertainment to DJ and MC the event after a very informative telephone conversation with Nate Long. The process was simple and professional and communication was clear. Since I was planning this event from long-distance, I was able to video-conference with our chosen MC, Michael. We were able to discuss my vision, schedule of the event, and favorite songs. Michael was attentive, took notes, gave great ideas, and asked questions. On the date of the event, Michael arrived 2 hrs early to set-up/test equipment and reviewed more details. The surprise party was a hit! The music was incredible and our MC joined us on the dance floor to keep the energy up. Michael catered to both the young crowd and older crowd and had a natural instinct of when to play a fast song or to slow things down a bit so we could catch our breath from the dancing. Without a doubt, Nate Long and his Amplify team work hard to provide stellar service. I would certainly recommend them for handling your party or wedding. They were certainly my favorite vendor to work with while coordinating my event."
Clients Review Michael
Michael has always been a party animal.
Throughout his childhood, if he wasn’t riding around Connecticut in his dad’s truck singing along to Country 92.5, he was attending parties thrown by his parents and the church, captivating the crowd as the center of attention, stealing the mic, jumping up on the speakers, and dancing all night long.
Nothing. Has. Changed… aside from the speakers now being his, and he doesn’t dare test their build quality that harshly.
All joking aside, Michael has been a DJ with Amplify for four years, after joining the team during his studies as a Bachelor of Fine Arts Musical Theater major at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Upon graduation, he has since been seen around the world as a professional actor and performer, most notably as an award winning singer onboard the Azamara Club cruises throughout 2019, as well as on multiple performing contracts with Busch Gardens, and regional theaters across the country. He also had his television debut on The History Channel, in Seasons 1 and 2 of The Food That Built America, as Howard Heinz, son of Henry Heinz, the inventor of Ketchup. Check out his imdb! Needless to say, he’s kept plenty busy.
But to top it all off, while cruising on the Azamara Journey, he also had a chance to fly around the world with his drone, sharpening his skills as a videographer, photographer, and editor, and testing some of the latest 360° tech on the market! Upon returning to the states, he’s worked to build his own production company, focused on travel, real estate, destinations and venues, as well as weddings and events!
Looking for a little live entertainment as well?
Michael has been known to bring his professional singing and guitar playing background to some of the Amplify events that’ve requested it, crooning the night away to his favorite jazz tunes, or rocking out with the guests to their favorite classic rock, funk, and pop hits. If you’re looking for a DJ that can double as a live musician and entertainer, there’s no better match than Michael.
If having your wedding DJed by a guitar-playing Star Lord who’s got a love for Country music and line dancing, coupled with the vocal talent of Michael Bublé and Josh Groban sounds good to you, look no further!
I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas
Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers
Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver