"Nate was absolutely fantastic. I loved working with Amplify and they made my wedding a really fun party! Everyone got on the dance floor at some point during the night and it was fantastic! We have zero complaints. Working with Amplify made everything very simple and fun! Would totally recommend them. In fact, they're dj-ing for my brother's wedding in 2 weeks!"
JK + Logan
"Nate at Amplify Entertainment is truly the best! He DJ'd my sister's wedding and we knew we needed him for ours. His prices are very affordable, as well as his travel fee. He traveled over 400 miles to play our wedding reception in Boca Raton, and still cheaper than most DJs in the south Florida area and 1000% better! My family and friends could not stop raving about him after the wedding. Our family is a mix of American, Cuban, Colombian, and Italian and Nate played to all of their likes. We were running a little behind on our wedding day and Nate stepped up and redid the timeline to save time. Thank you Nate!!! Can't wait for the next family wedding for you to DJ!"
Camila + Julian
"Amplify is a DJ service I would most definitely recommend! Nate was extremely helpful with breaking down the ceremony and reception song by song. He is a perfect mix of professional, relatable, and caring. Our wedding was perfect!"
Catie + Chase
"Nate was amazing to work with for our wedding. He communicated with us throughout the entire process giving us peace of mind on our big day. He listened to our ideas and even provided insight on some things we weren't sure of. He kept the wedding and ceremony timelines on track. He had great energy and our guests loved the soundtrack to our wedding. He made our day perfect and memorable. I would highly recommend Amplify Entertainment for any event."
Tanja + Brandon
"I relied heavily on online reviews when choosing vendors as my wedding took place about 250 miles away from where we live. Amplify had such great reviews, but you never really know. The reviews were right...we could not have been more pleased with the DJ services at our wedding! Nate was very responsive to my initial e-mails and questions, and when we had our final "walk through" of the reception, he made it so easy to plan with the reception guide. I went into the day feeling like he knew what we wanted, and he sure did deliver! The music got so many guests up and dancing, even ones who are usually "sit at their table" guests at weddings. He included a lot of fun "interactive events" (for lack of a better term) that got people up on the dance floor and having fun but that did not exactly require them to dance if they weren't comfortable doing so. And since money is always a factor, I felt that I got so much bang for my buck with my choice of DJ. Very reasonably priced and worth every penny for the fun we had. We are truly grateful to Nate and Amplify for making our reception absolutely perfect! People are still telling me how much fun they had and how great the DJ was! Thank you so much!"
Julianne + Nicholas
"Our wedding was set for October 13, 2018, three day’s after Hurricane Michael, and we had some concerns. Nate totally took all of the concerns we had away!! He made sure the wedding went on as planned and everything was perfect!! He had as much fun as we did!! Nate is so sweet, considerate, professional, but also knows how to get everyone to have a great time!!! You can see that he also loves what he does. We were beyond happy with The DJ service from Nate (Amplify Entertainment). Nate made our wedding so much more memorable. We will absolutely use them again and would highly recommend Amplify Entertainment for any event!!!"
Tracie + Mike
"Dj Nate was nothing short of amazing!! Great entertainer and made our perfect day complete!! Thank you!! We highly recommend Amplify Entertainment!!"
Heather + Lance
"Nate was amazing and met all the needs of my crazy bride wedding day requests!!! Best choice I have ever made!"
Gabby + Tylor
"I cannot speak highly enough of Amplify Entertainment! Nate runs the best DJ company in town, and he really blew us away- he tailored the music selection in our ceremony and reception to our music taste, and he didn't just play a generic wedding music selection. The music felt very unique to "us", and it was because Nate made a conscious effort to make it that way! Nate is extremely organized and detailed, and he is incredibly friendly and creative! In our planning meetings with him, he got us very excited about the wedding. He was super helpful in his timeline suggestions, and he really made our wedding transition smoothly between the night's events. 2 days prior to our wedding, category 4 Hurricane Michael hit the Florida panhandle. Nate was calm, positive and incredibly professional and made it there for our big day without hesitation. He was ready to use a back-up generator in the case our venue had no power which proved to us how adaptable and flexible he is. He played "Rock you like a Hurricane" as the first "dance floor" song which got everyone up and dancing! Nate excitedly took song requests all throughout the night- you can tell he really loves what he does! He also made an amazing "story of us" slideshow with pictures of us from babies to today. It was a great personal touch to the wedding, and people loved watching it. All of our guests came up to us after the wedding to express how amazing Nate was. Nothing but high praise for Amplify from us! I wish we could go back and relive it! It was a blast!! Thank you a million times, Nate!!"
Kate + Jason
"We want to thank you so so much for being apart of our special day!! You came through on so many levels considering we just had a hurricane. Y’all made it happen regardless. You ROCK!!!! We couldn’t have done it without all of your support and willingness to make it happen. Thank you so much Nate. We had a great time!!! Everyone did!!! Y’all are the BEST!!"
Tracie + Mike
"Nate Long with Amplify Entertainment did an amazing job at our recent wedding! He was extremely accommodating throughout the process. He demonstrated professionalism, fun, and hospitality that welcomed our guests to a fun night on the dance floor that kept everyone dancing all night long! The lighting provided by Amplify was also wonderful, and we were extremely impressed with the services provided. We cannot thank Nate enough!"
Catrina + Matthew
"I can't say enough good things about Amplify Entertainment. Nate is very professional and fun to work with. He has a great energy that lights up the room. We hired Amplify for our wedding, and Nate helped to keep the ceremony and reception timelines on track. He also helped make sure there was never a dull moment during the entire night. Our wedding turned out perfect, and amplify had a lot to do with it. On top of offering a high quality service, Amplify is very easy to do business with. We highly recommend Amplify Entertainment."
Lance + Matt
"All I can say is "wow." We used this company for our wedding and I am totally amazed at how well everything went. Nate was amazing and knew exactly what kind of music to play. I couldn't ask for a more professional and respectful DJ. He felt like family afterwards and I would totally recommend him to any occasion. Nate, you are awesome."
Chris + Rachael
"Nate is the best in town and it's easy to tell once you see him in action. He's very easy to work with and made my wedding a blast. He know exactly what kind of music taste we were going for and even joined in on some dance floor sing-a-longs with his light up glasses. He came highly recommended when I was looking for a DJ and I hope everyone else who is looking for one uses him and Amplify as well! 10 out of 10!"
Amanda + Jeff
"I am extremely happy we chose Amplify to DJ our wedding! Nate was nothing less than amazing and he knew how to read our crowd to a T! We added a couple of last minute things that he was able to accommodate so smoothly. I'd recommend Amplify to everyone. We had a blast at our wedding! Thank you Nate!"
Kendra + Spencer
"Nate made all of our wedding DJ dreams come true! From day one, he made the effort to get to know us and our wedding vision, and brought it all to life. If you are looking for a DJ that will go above and beyond for you, look no further!"
Carla + Cameron
"Nate was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. He was always responsive, provided his own great ideas and, above all, created exactly the type of party atmosphere we were going for. At a wedding, the DJ is the one who really runs the night. Nate was able to read and play to the room and keep our party going until the final moment. He truly helped us to have the wedding of our dreams!"
Erika + John
"You seriously CANNOT go wrong with Amplify! Nate simply will NOT disappoint!!" He was professional from beginning to end! The company website is super helpful and user friendly. Nate kept our reception time line flowing and had everyone out on the dance floor having a wonderful time! The way he gets out on the floor and interacts with the crowd is simply awesome! Many of our guest have remarked about how much FUN they had. We were so happy with Nate and Amplify Entertainment!!"
Vicky (Mother of the Bride)
"Words can’t express how awesome Nate was! From the beginning of the wedding planning to the end of the reception, Nate felt like family & turned our vision of a party to life! We couldn’t recommend Amplify more to DJ your wedding ceremony and reception. We had the time of our lives at our wedding! Thank you so much for everything! Literally the best day ever!"
Courtney + JP
"After our wedding, we had EVERYONE telling us how much they loved our DJ! The dance floor was full all night long (just the way we wanted it!) and it was definitely thanks to Nate. He makes the whole planning process so easy and organized and is a blast to have there on the day of. Thank you Nate for all you do!"
Sam + Cory
"Nate just DJed put wedding reception and it was beyond awesome! He really knows how to run the show and play some great music to keep the guests dancing and entertained!"
Bailey + Steven
"From start to finish, working with Nate Long and Amplify was wonderful. Nate was incredibly friendly and inviting at our first meeting and I knew I wanted him to DJ at our wedding. Throughout the entire year long planning process, Nate helped meet any and all of our needs, answered questions, and put our mind at ease during a final meeting the week of the wedding. I felt comfortable that Amplify had our back on every single detail which, as a bride, is a huge deal! At the wedding reception, Nate DJ'd our reception with complete professionalism, intuition, and electricity. People could not keep off the dance floor. The way he reads the room is amazing and I felt so comfortable having him there to ensure everyone had a good time (which they did!). He moved seamlessly from professionalism and perfect song selection during dances to creating a fun party atmosphere later on. I was especially impressed with the way he rolled with the punches and could take potentially awkward moments or changes and make them feel completely natural. Our package also included the "Story of Us" which is a precious keepsake that was clearly put together with thought and care. I would hire Amplify over and over for our wedding. There is no question as to why they are Tallahassee's premiere DJ service. Thank you Nate and your team!"
Bailey + Kevin
"We were beyond pleased with Nate as our wedding DJ. He was the first vendor we booked because we had heard so many excellent reviews. He did not disappoint! Nate was professional, fun, energetic, current, and a crowd hit for all ages! We could not have imagined a more perfect wedding and Nate had a large hand in making that a reality! We absolutely recommend Amplify Entertainment/Nate Long! Thanks again Nate!"
Louisa + Andrew
"Nate did an amazing job at my wedding this past November! I had some strange requests (Guardians of the Galaxy plus international music like k-pop) but his mix never missed a beat. My guests couldn't help but gush to me about how great the song choices were and how personable the DJ was. Their favorite moment was the rousing group-sing of Bohemian Rhapsody for our last song; Nate gathered everyone into the middle of the dance floor and we all rocked out with air guitars and drum sets! He also helped me set up a surprise for the groom - a serenade - and even arrived early to make sure everything went off without a hitch. He has my highest recommendation, a vendor who goes above and beyond to make the night special!"
Gabby + Bob
"Nate was incredible! He came highly recommended and lived up to his reputation. Professional, courteous, and affordable are some words that describe our experience. The best part of using Nate and Amplify Entertainment was that he created unexpected moments at our reception that we will remember forever. Its not just a dance party with him! Family and friends are all still talking about the dance party! Don't lose out and choose Nate and Amplify! You wont regret it!"
Bob + Suzanne
"Amplify is the best! We had the option to have Nate specifically as our DJ, and we could not asked for someone better. He played all kinds of music that everyone loved and made everyone feel included. He knows how to read the crowd and even played an extra song for us even though our time was up. Super easy to work with and well worth the money! Would highly recommend."
Katie + Daniel
"Nate and Amplify are the absolute best! My husband and I recently got married and knew we wanted to have a great time at the reception and Nate did not disappoint. From the ceremony to the reception everything was perfect and an absolute blast. I wish I could get married every weekend so Nate could DJ. I would highly recommend them for any event."
Jordan + Jason
"Nate was INCREDIBLE every step of the way through the process of planning our wedding! Highly recommend him and his team. He did our DJing for the reception and we hired a violinist through his company! Best DJ in town hands down! Thank you for everything Nate!"
Emily + Jaron
"Nate completely exceeded our expectations for our ceremony and reception and made our wedding more than perfect! His energy and passion for music shows in his work. We will always recommend Amplify Entertainment to anyone!"
Kelsea + Nick
"I have been to a lot of weddings with a lot of cringe-worthy DJ moments, but Nate was absolutely perfect for our day!!! The only guidance we gave him was "anything but country" and he RAN with it. From 3 years old to almost 90, everyone was on the dance floor and loving every second of it. It is so obvious that Nate just loves people, loves music, and LOVES his job. I cannot recommend Amplify enough!!!"
Elizabeth + J.R.
"One of my best friends used Amplify Entertainment for her wedding and it was amazing! My brother then used Amplify a few months later and I was hooked and wanted to make sure to request Nate as our DJ. Nate engaged the guests in a way that made everyone feel comfortable and excited to dance. Nate was also extremely helpful in making sure events (introductions, cake cutting, first dances, etc.) transitioned well. It would highly recommend Amplify Entertainment!"
Katharine + Jake
"Nate did an amazing job at our wedding! I’ve gotten so many compliments on how great the music was. He really learned about my husband and I style of music (one of us is more on the country side while the other is heavy metal!). We never had to give him a drawn out list of songs and he nailed it!!! I would definitely suggest him as a DJ!"
Sarah + Stephen
"Amplify is the only choice for your event’s entertainment! Nate, the owner, is so personable and makes sure that the rest of his crew is too. There are two meetings in order for your DJ to get to know you. With these two meetings and a packet for your event, your DJ will take care of the rest. The packet is very thorough to ensure that you include everything that you want your event to be. They have top of the line equipment and many different packages for everyone’s budget. Amplify took the timeline of our event and ran it themselves. They announced whenever something was coming up so that my husband and I could just enjoy our wedding. Music flowed seamlessly through the night even with different music genres for different times of the night. After our wedding, we received many compliments saying that our wedding was “the best wedding they had ever been to” and a large part of that was due to our entertainment. Other people thought that Nate was one of our great friends because of how well he clicked with us and how well he knew what music we wanted at our wedding. All in all, Amplify entertainment is the best choice for your event. You will be so glad that you did!!"
Taylor + Sean
"Nate from Amplify Entertainment was the best DJ a bride could ever ask for. He had so many amazing song choices for us, special lighting for our venue, a personalized monogram for everyone to see. He made sure to include the audience during several songs that only made our wedding more special! Nate was also very personable to each of our guests and made sure that everyone was having a great time or wanted to hear a particular song. My husband and I were very fortunate to have found such an amazing company to provide us some unforgettable entertainment for our wedding!"
Danielle + Adam
"You know you picked a good DJ when every one of the guests you talk to comment on how amazing your DJ is before they say anything about your dress ... "Your DJ is the best I've ever seen! Oh, and congrats, btw, on your wedding and stuff." :) I saw Nate DJing a bridal show, and knew we had to have him at our wedding. So much so, that we picked our wedding day based on when Nate was available. Nate is hands down the best DJ I've ever seen. His attention to detail is amazing; he takes the time to actually meet with you and have an in-depth conversation about your style and how music can complement your wedding day. Then he plans everything to a T, so you don't have to worry about anything or answer any last minute questions on the big day. He played just the right mixture of music and got all our guests out on the dance floor having a good time. From a rap battle to a candles-in-the-air Beatles tribute to an epic air guitar chorus, he had the crowd going all night. So much so, that they all wanted him to come to the after party. Nate was an all around cool guy, and made our reception one for the books."
Megan + Ryan
"We chose Amplify for our wedding and man did we luck up! Nate is truly a professional in every sense of the word. We've learned that a good wedding DJ doesn't just push a lot of buttons and good songs come out. A good DJ is tuned into the frequency of the whole wedding. They help set the mood you want, carry the wedding forward, and herd your guests. Nate did all these things wonderfully and more. And he did an excellent job of reading the crowd. So many people told us to prepare for a small or no dance crowd, because guests probably won't like to dance outside when its still daylight and southern hot! Well, Nate tuned in and turned it up and the people came. Even my 8 months pregnant cousin was getting down! So, needless to say, choose Amplify for your next event, you won't regret it. How can a company where the CEO goes by "Chief Entertainment Officer" not be awesome?!"
Xu + Andrew
"Nate was amazing! So willing to answer any and all my questions with such a quick response time. He met with us prior to our big day and made sure everything was perfect! When the big day finally came, we couldn't have asked for anything more! He was totally awesome with his selection and adding in our special requests!! Would highly recommend Amplify Entertainment to anyone with a special event!!"
Lucy + Steven
"I totally recommend Amplify Entertainment! My wife and I hired Amplify for our wedding and we have no regrets. Nate was our MC/DJ for the reception and he provided music for our ceremony. Our reception was a party! Our wedding was on Nate's birthday and he still decided to work on his birthday! I can go on and on...Amplify Entertainment is top notch!"
Derrick + Shatoya
"If you're looking for a DJ for any occasion in Tallahassee or North Florida, look no further! We had our initial meeting with Nate for our wedding ceremony and rehearsal and it was a match made in heaven! Nate is a professional and knows what he’s doing, so trust him when it comes to setting the vibes you’re looking for on the most memorable day of your life! I also have to say that his online website really helps you get to know the other DJ's with their bios. Also, from the deposit, payments, signatures for contracts, everything is an absolute breeze because you can do it all easily online! Totally recommend!"
Chelsea + Ross
"Nate was amazing throughout this entire experience! By far THE BEST vendor we used for my little sister's wedding! Everything she envisioned was included, and the flexibility of Nate was amazing! He truly is a scientist of DJing; knows how to read crowds and make sure all are having fun without any down time. Extremely professional, fun, entertaining, and passionate about his work. Don't miss out on the chance to work with him!!! You will not regret it!"
Becca (Sister of the Bride)
"If you are looking for the greatest musical experience for your next event, you need to call Amplify Entertainment! I had the pleasure of working with Nate and highly recommend him. I have never seen a DJ read the crowd so well! I think he knew our guests musical performances better than we predicted! The dance floor was constantly packed and that's entirely thanks to Nate! I have never felt more like a rock star, and my very shy husband never left the center of the dance floor!! Thank you Nate, you are honestly the best DJ and the reason my wedding was so memorable!"
Noelle + Christopher
"Nate and his team ROCKED the house!! I could not be more happier with Nate and Amplify Entertainment. Nate somehow bridged a generation gap of 20+ of age to 60+ of age and he did it all through music. He had everyone up and on the dance floor and engaged in what turned out to be an epic wedding!!"
Joy (Mother of the Bride)
"I can't thank Nate enough! He did an amazing job at our wedding! He stepped in when the other venders fell behind and made sure things went smooth! He kept the guest dancing and having a great time! Please do yourself a favor and hire Nate!"
Stephanie + Steve
"Nate was fabulous to work with! His entire model is personalized to YOU. Whatever you want, he will make happen. He has such an awareness and understanding in keeping the flow of the night go smooth. I fully support Nate and Amplify Entertainment as the best DJ and music entertainment in town."
Chris + Shea
"My husband and I cannot say enough great things about Nate and the others at Amplify Entertainment! From start to finish they were helpful, positive and professional! We changed our minds on songs several times and Nate never complained and always responded promptly! He created a fun and upbeat environment at our wedding that our guests will always remember! The company also has their own musicians along with sound equipment! We reserved a violinist for the ceremony and a guitarist for the cocktail hour. Both were a huge hit! Our guests were constantly commenting on how great the musicians were and how engaged Nate was! He got people to the dance floor and kept the music going! He also did a great job coordinating tables to head to the buffet and announcing other events throughout the night! We cannot say enough good things about this company and how fun they made our special day! We are so happy we chose Amplify Entertainment for a big day!"
Karson + Luke
"Nate is the best! He made our idea of the perfect sing along, piano bar, dance party, reception into a reality. I had a meeting with Nate a couple of weeks before the wedding and I remember him asking if we were ok with him going with his gut, if he feels like the reception really needs a certain song to get the party going, which I thought was pretty funny at the time. Turns out that was a great decision! He got a good feel for what kind of music Matt and I like during that meeting and we ended up having a blast on the dance floor with all of our friends and family. I truly couldn't count how many people came up to me that night, to say how much fun they had at the wedding, or how many of our friends, that normally hug the bar, ended up out on the dance floor that night, and I know that had a ton to do with Nate! Thank you so much!"
Candace + Matthew
"We got Nate as our DJ!!! How lucky could we get?? Amplify Entertainment is most professional, there is a reason why they are number 1 in Tallahassee. The homework they gave us to complete for our wedding was so thorough it ensured that our wedding was perfectly attuned to us as a couple. Their services are worth every penny. Our guests loved all of of the music and Nate kept the party going for sure. They are incredibly thoughtful and precise in their work. I've never danced so hard before, it was the party of the millennia! Thank you for rocking the Mission on April Fools Day!!"
Franceska + Dan
"Finding the right DJ for your wedding can be SO hard! You have to find the right personality to fit your needs! Let me tell you, we couldn't have asked for a better DJ than Nate! I wanted someone who would make sure everyone had fun, even if that meant jumping on the dance floor with us! He did exactly that! The entire experience was 100% personalized! Nate created a playlist just for our wedding full of songs we had chosen and a few that he recommended based on our preferences. The entire night was customized to fit all of our needs, which was so much more than we could have ever hoped for! I had no idea a DJ could be so accommodating! When you work with Amplify Entertainment you will have so much fun planning an event that all of your guests will enjoy!"
Emily + John
"We used Nate with Amplify Entertainment for our ceremony and reception. He was professional, responsive, and most of all an amazing entertainer! We have had many wedding guests text us and tell us how much fun our reception was because the DJ was so awesome. He really knew how to feed off of the crowd and kept the energy up the entire night. We also loved that he really knew music, especially our small, no-name bands that we wanted to feature during the cocktail hour and reception. Nate really knows what he is doing, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ. We couldn't have asked for anyone better!"
Michelle + Bobby
"Nate was a fantastic DJ and MC at our wedding. He knew how to read the crowd, playing just the right music at the right time. Everyone from small child to 90 year old great grandparents had a BLAST! He helped time everything perfectly so that all events transitioned smoothly and naturally. And the generations dance in lieu of bouquet/garter toss was a hit. We want Nate for every single one of our events. Such wonderful service and shining personality."
Veronica + Joe
"Nate was our DJ for our wedding in January and he was amazing! Seriously the life of the party, great at watching the crowd responses and picking the best music to keep it going! He even got out on the dance floor and dance and sung with the guests. Couldn't have asked for a better DJ!!"
Annie + Ben
"Nate runs an amazing company! We recently used them for our wedding out at Southwood and little went as planned due to weather. Nate and the others ensured that everything went smoothly, even with several changes made to our schedule the day of. Not only did they have to move all of their equipment inside because of the weather, he is so amazing at music choices and keeping people on the dance floor! All of our guests were so impressed with his kindness and skills, we cannot thank him enough for making our day so special! Thank you guys for braving the storm and taking all the changes of the day in stride! Having them DJ allowed my husband and I to not have to worry about every little detail because they had it covered!"
Skylar + Kevin
"Amplify did the DJ & MC'ing for our December wedding. I cannot express enough how wonderful the whole experience was, from beginning to end. The forms we filled out helped Nate make sure that everything went smoothly and helped us nail down our overall timeline. We had two meetings to go over our selections and allow us to talk over what we wanted. Wedding planning can be very stressful. Nate was one of the few vendors who made me feel like my opinions and vision was feasible and interesting. Our guests had a wonderful experience; they talked about how much fun they had and how well the event flowed. I am extremely glad to have chosen them to do our wedding. Thank you, Nate & co!"
Paulina + Jon
"Nate with Amplify Entertainment was the PERFECT DJ for our wedding!! He was easy to work with and had a ton of awesome suggestions! He uses a questionnaire to make sure each part of the day is perfect. Best decision we made!! I told him the vibe we wanted for the night and he delivered! Our guests danced all night!"
Sarah + Daniel
"We found Nate through a couple we are friends with, who used Amplify for their own wedding. After meeting with him, we didn't have to keep looking--we knew he was the best out there! He is so great at putting you at ease, answering any questions you might have, and being fun and friendly throughout. His experience and know-how of the wedding industry is palpable and came in handy several times throughout planning (helped us find other vendors, etc.). As for how he was at our wedding--WOW! I have never been a dancer at parties/weddings, but Nate had EVERYONE on the floor all night--from my 1 year old nephew to my 80 year old grandparents. He was so talented at feeling the vibe of the crowd and seemed like he could sense what we all wanted to hear next. He made sure to play every song I had requested, tactfully turned down song requests on our 'do not play' list, and ensured everyone had a blast. He kept us on schedule without us even realizing it because we were so busy having a great time. He really intuitively understood what needed to happen and was great at managing the flow of the night perfectly. By the end of the night, he seemed more like our friend than our DJ. We got married about 2 weeks ago and we are still getting rave reviews about our awesome DJ. "Where did you find him?!" "He was the best!!!" So many people said that they usually hate DJ'd weddings because they can be so tacky and cheesy--that was never a concern with Nate. And I LOVE Amplify's organized, modern system for planning--the packets, online payments, ease with which you can contact your DJ--all so simply and streamlined. If I have any other functions I need a DJ for, I would absolutely use Amplify again. I'm almost sad you don't often need a DJ because we would love to work together again. Thank you Nate!!!"
Nora + Patrick
"Nate and Amplify came highly recommended by many of my friends. After meeting Nate and going over the basics, it was clear why many of my friends had already used them at their weddings. Nate has everything figured out, but still allows you to customize everything to make the day go exactly as you imagined! The planning process was so easy and he was so accommodating, even FaceTiming with us for our last meeting because we had moved out of state. I was so confident in Nate's ability to make our day special, even more so when he was willing to hear and execute my husband's specific idea about our entrance. Nate helped us throw a great party that people are still talking about."
Julie + Kevin
"Our wedding was an absolute blast thanks to Nate! My husband (Nate) and I cannot thank Nate enough for an absolutely, perfectly, wonderful, magical evening! I HIGHLY recommend Nate Long and the Amplify Entertainment team! I was a long distance bride so I did all of my planning remotely. From our first conversation I had no doubt that I made the right choice for our wedding. We had a holiday themed wedding with a holiday themed playlist and Nate nailed EVERY moment, every detail! Our wedding guests were so impressed, they wanted copies of the playlist! That is just how talented and devoted Nate is to making your day memorable for you and your guests. We got everything we could have wanted and more when we chose Amplify Entertainment for our wedding. An advocate, planner, coordinator and master of fun! We could not have pulled this off without Nate's magic and cannot thank him enough from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you!!!"
Amelia + Nate
"Look no further!! Nate is the best! Super organized and professional! He made picking out music so easy! Actually he made the planning part of the wedding easy! Very enthusiastic and personable! So much fun to work with! Got the crowd going and even when there were only a few left on the dance floor kept playing music and even joined in for a few! You won't have to worry about music or the MC when you hire Amplify! If I ever have another party I will definitely hire them again!!"
Veronica + Jeff
"Where do we even begin? Kiel and I cannot thank Nate from Amplify Entertainment enough for the absolutely incredible job he did DJ'ing our wedding. We are still reliving every moment and coming down off the high of the reception haha...everyone had an absolute blast and we really credit that to Nate bringing the jams and creating a SUPER fun, lively and energetic environment. It's everything we wanted and more! Nate was wonderful to work with, flexible, accommodating, respectful, and professional. He made our day so memorable- the songs he played were PERFECT, I've never seen my dad get out on a dance floor in my LIFE! Haha...Thanks again to Nate from Amplify Entertainment, my husband and I both recommend him highly!! Worth every penny!!"
Carrie Anne + Kiel
"Thank you SO much for a FANTASTIC wedding!!!!!! It has to have been the best reception in the whole world!!!!!! Everyone raved about what a great time they had! I appreciate all your enthusiasm and interaction. I know you and and Kiel bonded over the music and we were soooo glad to have you be the DJ for us. I can't thank you enough for a wonderful evening!"
Janet, Mother of the Bride
"Nate from Amplify Entertainment is amazing! He answered all of my questions with a professional manner, and helped me decide which package was right for me and my fiancé! He also responded back to me with in 5 minutes of my initial contact, I cannot wait to work with these guys!!!"
"Nate with Amplify Entertainment was fabulous! Very professional and accommodated our daughter's wishes for music and style of entertainment at the wedding reception. He was timely, very organized, was very familiar with the venue and had back up plans in case we had to go to plan B. Can't say enough good things about Nate."
Robin (Mother of the Bride)
"Nate from Amplify Entertainment exceeded our expectations and made our wedding more fun than we could possibly imagine!! He was interactive and by being so awesome, it ensured everyone was out on the dance floor! Would recommend him to any of my friends getting married."
Christine + Nick
"The first thing you should do when you start to plan your wedding is to book Nate with Amplify Entertainment. He made our day amazing from the up lighting at the wedding ceremony, the slide show of pictures and the great music he played at the reception. He really kept the beat going all night. All our guest had a great night and still talk about the great DJ and the music he played. He kept people on the dance floor and helped make our special night memorable. He went above and beyond to make our night. We are forever grateful to him."
Jaimie + Sam
"Amazing! I'm so glad we picked Amplify Entertainment for our wedding! They were amazing! Nate kept the party going all night. I 100% recommend them to anyone who's looking for a DJ. He played the right song at every moment. We had so many compliments on the music. It was great!"
Christina + Paul
"Nate is absolutely amazing! He was so interactive and full of energy, even though he hurt his foot the day of. We really appreciate the excitement he brought to our wedding! When using Amplify, you have to use all of their amazing equipment. The up lighting was perfect and set the mood for a great night! We can't thank him enough!"
Katie + Evan
"Nate was the DJ for our wedding, and we found him to be professional, friendly, and easy to work with. He played a really fun selection of music for the dancing at our wedding reception, and the uplighting and monogram of our initials projected onto the wall during the dinner hour added an extra special touch to the reception room during the dinner hour. My husband and I would highly recommend him to anyone!"
Tabby + Timothy
"We truly cannot say enough good things about Nate Long at Amplify Entertainment! Our reception was so wonderful and so so meaningful. There wasn't a moment when our guests were bored with dancing, the music or the flow of the evening! Thank you, Nate for making our wedding so memorable!"
Ashley + Greg
"Nate!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our man!! Wow....what can we say?!?!?! You and your team came through so hard for our wedding! From the ceremony music (AHHHH-mazing!) to the reception music....you absolutely listened to our desires and added your own funk and it absolutely blew up the place! We were so blessed to have you as our DJ and you are beyond comparable to any other DJ. Thank you so much for being patient with us and for being accommodating to Rodney's creativity. Your passion for this business shows and if I could sum you up in one word - it would be...impossible to do. :) Much love and blessings for you and your team and your family!"
Jasmine + Rodney
"Where do I even begin? Nate, with Amplify Entertainment, absolutely made our wedding night! We have heard so many of our guests raving about our DJ. I would definitely recommend Nate and his team to make your wedding ceremony and reception a day to remember."
Ashley & Greg
"We booked Nate as our DJ for our wedding this past May because every single vendor we inquired about or worked with recommended him and raved about him. I will just say that they were all RIGHT! Prior to the wedding, he answered the numerous questions we had quickly. He sent us numerous documents via email that helped us plan out our timeline and choose numerous wedding songs, apart from the first dance, that you don't even think about. He met with us in person also to get to know us, so he could make additional suggestions and ensure that we would be getting exactly what we wanted. At the wedding, he helped make everything run smoothly by doing extra little things, such as calling table numbers for guests to go to the buffet to eat. More importantly, he read the vibe of the crowd and made sure that ALL of our guests of all ages were happy, having a great time, and dancing! We received so many compliments from our guests on how great our DJ was and are definitely happy that we made the right decision by choosing Nate!"
Shannon + Phil
"Amplify Entertainment and Nate Long were awesome from the day we contacted them. Nate answered all of our questions thoroughly and was very organized in his preparation to DJ our wedding. Providing entertainment for a half Persian wedding came natural to Nate. He has a great grasp of music from all genres and was able to keep the dance floor rocking all night with both Persian and American music. Nate was enthusiastic and compassionate throughout the process. He truly cares about the quality of his work and wants to provide the guests with the best experience possible. Amplify did more than just play music at our wedding. They took the time to understand our desires for the celebration and made sure everything flowed smoothly throughout the evening. Thank you for an amazing experience."
Omid + Sarah
"Nate from Amplify Entertainment came highly recommended from friends, family, and acquaintances. I knew virtually nothing about wedding planning and was ignorant to how expensive everything was and I was determined to get the best bang for my buck. I reached out to Nate just a few months before my big day with the understanding that he was probably booked due to popularity. To my surprise Nate was very prompt in getting back with me and had had a recent cancellation. I talked with other vendors who offered much less but for the same price if not more! After emailing with Nate a few times I knew I could trust him for the job and I that we would get the best quality. I met with him a few weeks prior to the wedding and he guided me through the entire music selection process with patience and professionalism. I am so thankful for him and his expertise because boy does he provide a lot of options! If you are looking for a DJ I could not recommend anyone other than Nate at Amplify Entertainment. Our friends and family had a blast at our wedding and talked about the music and dancing for weeks after! Thank you Nate for helping us create the perfect day!"
Kaitlynn + Daniel
"Amplify was great from start to finish. My guests were even telling me how great our DJ was. What a party. Wouldn't have been so awesome without Nate!!"
Danny + Tricia
"NATE WAS AMAZING!!!! My husband and I couldn't have pick a better person to DJ our wedding. Everything from the music, lighting and keeping the crowd going was awesome!!! Nate was great to work with and he accommodated a lot for my husband and I since we live in Panama City and had to drive over for late meetings. He did an epic bridal introduction for my wedding party and was able to keep a huge secret from my husband and I that my husband's mother had arranged a private wedding message from Gene Deckerhoff introducing us. If you need an excellent DJ pick Amplify Entertainment!"
Amy + Jason
"I met Nate at a bridal event in Tallahassee and was sold on booking Amplify within a few minutes of speaking with him! Throughout the whole process Nate was incredibly responsive, easy to get along with, and made the whole booking process a breeze! As for the day of, we could not asked for a better DJ! He and his assistant were wonderful!! The dance floor was going all night -- it was impressive how he was able to get so many of the guests out there dancing! We had several people comment on what an awesome DJ he was, and we would recommend him very highly to anyone in need of a DJ in the Tallahassee area!"
Natalie + Brian
"I hired Nate (Amplify Entertainment) to DJ at my 60th birthday party in January at the Doubletree Hotel in Tallahassee, FL. The experience was totally amazing. Nate read the crowd perfectly, he had the party going. People are telling me what a great time they had and how they will speak of it for a long time. I highly recommend Amplify Entertainment for your event, Nate was professional and knows how to entertain the crowd. Thank you Nate!!!!"
"They say to always trust your gut, and I'm so glad that after meeting Nate almost a year and a half prior to my wedding at a Bridal Show that my gut told me to book him. Nate really goes above and beyond to make his brides have the best time ever. He really listens to exactly what you want and what you don't want. I had some specific song choices and he was able to find every one of them. All the guests LOVED that he didn't just sit up at the DJ booth, but was down on the dance floor, singing and dancing with everyone, getting the party up and pumping. You can tell that Nate loves what he does, because it shows in every aspect of his work. From the music, to the uplighting, the the monogram, everything was PERFECT for our big day. It was my first major decision of the wedding, and my gut did not steer me wrong in the least bit!!!"
Katie + David
"There are not enough words to describe how amazing Nate made our wedding day! We had a Monday night wedding so we were a little nervous the crowd might be a little calm. However, that was not the case as Nate kept the party live all night long. Many of our guests told us how awesome our choice of entertainment was. Nate was able to capture our personalities into the ceremony and reception. I HIGHLY recommend Amplify Entertainment to anyone looking for an event DJ!"
Carole + Justin
"If you ask my husband and I about our wedding day, we both agree it was the best day of our lives - we had so much fun and Nate was a big part in helping have a blast! My husband was skeptical at first about having a DJ. He plays guitar and was in a band so he wanted live music. The FSU Alumni Center recommended Amplify Entertainment, so I set up the meeting. We spoke to Nate for almost 2 hours about music, what we liked, the style of our wedding - and my husband was sold! We were also very lucky to have Nate as our DJ and I didn't have to worry about a thing. The ceremony was lovely, introductions and first dances went off without a hitch, and when it came time to get the party started, he got everyone on the dance floor! From the moment we came back from taking our couple pictures to our sendoff we did not leave the dance floor. It was truly the most epic night of our lives, if you want your guests to have the best night with you, pick Amplify Entertainment!!"
Natalia + Josh
"Nate! Thank you so much for providing such great entertainment for our wedding! Everyone gave such high praise for a fun time! You really are great at what you do. If you need a DJ...Amplify Entertainment is who you need to contact!"
Leigh + Ryan
"If I had to choose one word to describe the way that Nate with Amplify Entertainment enhanced our wedding, I can't... because I'm truly speechless. WOW! What an incredible night. Let me start with the process of booking him: He was incredible. My fiancé and I went into his office and immediately felt as if we had made a new friend. He truly cares about your wedding and takes personal notes (that I promise you he uses later on because one of the best moments in our wedding was based off of one of the notes he took from our meeting). Nate engaged with us and truly got to know the things we loved and the style that we wanted to portray. Originally, I wanted to hire a string quartet as well as a DJ because my then fiancé and I were having an elegant ceremony. But once we heard his selection of music, we decided to have Nate be a part in our ceremony as well. Nate was not seen, but only heard during our ceremony in which the music truly flowed so beautifully that our preacher officiating our ceremony was even brought to tears. The cocktail hour music was not only elegant but also enjoyable and a beautiful prelude to our reception. During the dinner, Nate hit the nail on the head. He stayed present the entire time and continuously evaluated everyone's mood, as not to miss when everyone was starting to get the party started! He went through and directed the way in which we were supposed to either go or lead our attention to and everything was able to run very smoothly. Once everyone began to dance, he continued to not only be completely engaged in our crowd but he truly ensured that everyone had an amazing time. An overwhelming amount of people approached us and complimented how incredible our DJ was. I truly could not have asked for a better DJ to complete our night. Thank you so much Nate and Amplify Entertainment for making our wedding perfect!"
Cassie + Russell
"Nate is amazing!!! All year long, during our engagement, when people found out we had Nate DJ'ing our wedding, we were told he was the BEST!! They couldn't have been more right! It's been about three weeks since the wedding and I still have guests telling me how fun the reception was and how our music was spot on!! Nate had the best energy and was able to pull every single guest out of their seat and on to the dance floor! I can't recommend him enough!!!"
Brittney + Chris
"Nate with Amplify is the absolute best DJ in Tallahassee! We had him for our wedding and it was amazing. I told him exactly what we wanted (what music and that I wanted all of the guest to be able to dance to the music) and he did just that plus more! He was very involved in the wedding and was great with the wedding guest (they all LOVED him)!! I would recommend Amplify for any event!"
Alexis + Tyler
"I found Amplify Entertainment through a Google search of available vendors in the Florida panhandle. I had a destination wedding and living 5 hours away from my venue and all of my vendors was overwhelming. Nate and I emailed back and forth and finally got to chat on the phone, for an hour!! It was such a relief to talk with him. He answered all my questions and walked me through every step of the ceremony and reception. When our wedding day came, Nate was there (early) and had everything set up and ready to go. Our ceremony music was perfect and so was the reception. I had a small wedding, only 50 or so guests so I was worried there wouldn't be much dancing. But I was wrong!!! Nate was on top of it!!!! He had everyone so pumped up and excited, we didn't want the party to end. He even got on the dance floor with us and had everyone dancing until the very last song! It was more than I could have ever asked for. Nate deserved a far larger tip than what we could afford. He was amazing. Best DJ ever. The end."
June + Kit
"Nate was awesome and hands down the best vendor we had involved with our wedding! It was a relief having him help keep everything so organized and he was a pleasure to work with. He kept everyone dancing until the end of the reception and chose music that perfectly matched our preferences! We are still receiving compliments about Nate and comments on how much fun every one had!"
Debbie + Will
"We used Amplify entertainment for our wedding reception in September. Nate, our DJ was great. He kept things moving on schedule and was able to accommodate all our on the spot request. More importantly, he did an amazing job getting the party started and keeping it going. He had the exact right mix of music for us and kept the dance floor rolling until we left. Can't recommend them enough."
Ben + Kala
"Nate was an amazing DJ! He got the party started and kept it going! The music was all perfect. Thanks so much!"
Kacie + Thomas
"Nate was awesome! His professionalism, attitude, and his ability to enhance the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception were the best in town! Nate provided uplighting, monogram lighting that multiple guests noticed and appreciated. Nate seamlessly transitioned from ceremony to cocktail hour to reception went unnoticed and set the mood perfectly. Bottom line, Nate is fun and treats guests as his own family. 5 stars!!"
Katie + Chris
"Nate, I cannot tell you how grateful I am for the amazing job you did at our wedding! I am still on cloud nine and day dream about the day (sigh...) Many of my guests and family raved about you and how awesome the wedding was. You definitely kept the energy going with the crowd! One thing I learned about the day is how to adapt and move... and you helped make that easy and still everything was perfect! Thank you, thank you for helping our magical day be perfect. By the way, what you did with the song, Piano Man, was epic and memorable. That is "our song" for my brother, Major Josh, and it was fun to put him in the middle. You played every song that I requested at just the right time and sprinkled in your genius in between. People told me they have never been to a wedding that was so much fun. Other people who did not attend have told me they heard how great it was and hate that they missed it."
Christine + Kurt
"Nate was awesome! He was the very first vendor I booked for our wedding and I am so glad I did! He provided me with a list of other possible vendors - including multiple options for each category and different budgets. Based on his recommendations I booked some of the very best vendors who made my day amazing. Nate in particular was fantastic - our wedding was fun, organized (he made sure we stayed on time and on schedule), the music selections were great and all our guests had fun dancing throughout the night. He even did a special dance at the end where all the guests gathered around my husband and I - it was unexpected and so much fun! Book Nate - you will not regret it :)"
Jessica + Josh
"Nate was absolutely wonderful! He was super flexible and understanding to the music we wanted at the reception. He engages the guests but not in the cheesy typical wedding DJ way. Everyone had a blast dancing! Thank you again Nate for making my wedding a night to remember. I would definitely recommend Amplify Entertainment to anyone planning a wedding!"
Becky + Matt
"We used Nate and Amplify Entertainment for a charity event in August and he was AMAZING. I have been a coordinator for this event for many years and knew I wanted to change the mold this year, and knew that Nate was just the person to help me do it. He did an awesome job of keeping our crowd engaged all night, playing great music, running announcements and generally making the flow of the night go smoothly and also making sure that everyone had a great time. I can't wait to use Nate for future events - I know they will all be excellent!"
Lindsey, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
"I highly recommend Nate Long and Amplify Entertainment. Nate was the DJ for my son's Bar Mitzvah a couple weeks ago and he did a fantastic job. We told him a few songs we wanted, a few songs we did not want, and a few games we wanted. He wove the party together perfectly, blending all our requests beautifully and making this a fantastic party for the teenagers. There was never a moment when the dance floor was empty. The music was appropriate and up to date for the kids and the group dances were big hits. Amplify Entertainment was extremely reliable and very reasonably priced. If I ever need a DJ again, I will definitely hire Nate and his company."
"You did a stellar job for our wedding. We heard many comments about how much our guests appreciated your professionalism on the mic and your music. And they didn’t even know that -- after 10 months of planning -- it was your lighting efforts IN THE HOUR BEFORE the reception that saved the whole event! That was a little more vulnerability than I was prepared for, but God was very gracious in giving us you to handle the problem! Thank you again so much for working out a truly lovely solution. That amber color was exquisite! Thanks also for your kind words about our family. It was a joy to have you with us for such a milestone!"
Maryanne (Mother of the Bride and Planner Extraordinaire)
"Amplify was perfect for our wedding needs. We had Nate as our DJ and he was great. Kept the flow of the wedding going and played many jams including R. Kelly :)"
Katherine + Josh
"Nate was a great DJ! He helped us through the planning process and accommodated all questions and requests from us. He kept the partying going til the very end of the night and every tells me they had a great time."
Amanda + Bobby
"Nate and his team of DJ experts did exactly what we needed them to do. They were our professional entertainers for the night. Nate was responsive to all email communications and helped us figure out how to incorporate our favorite songs into the ceremony and reception. Amplify Entertainment is hands down the best DJ company in the Tallahassee area."
Thais + Stephen
"We contracted with Nate Long of Amplify Entertainment for our daughter's wedding. Everyone has been complimenting us on selecting Nate. The guests didn't want to leave. Nate kept everyone going to the last minute. I would highly recommend Amplify Entertainment to anyone and specifically Nate."
Regina (Mother of the Bride)
"Nate was amazing! He kept the party going way into the night, and even stopped by our after party which was really cool. He was open, helpful, and made everything easy for us. I would highly recommend Amplify Entertainment to anyone looking for a great DJ."
Katie + Leo
"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)
"I hired Nate at Amplify Entertainment to DJ and provide lighting for my April wedding, and it was a fantastic experience from start to finish. From our initial contact, he was friendly, professional, and very helpful. I enjoyed meeting him so much that I signed a contract that day without any hesitation. He offered reasonably priced packages, had an obvious love of music and entertainment, and had only rave reviews (including from my other vendors). Nate is a very talented DJ, entertainer, and businessman, and it was a joy working with him. He had great suggestions for our timeline, music selection, and lighting options but made it clear that everything was our choice. I am delighted with how everything turned out- the lighting looked amazing, the music was perfect, and everyone was dancing and having a great time all night. I cannot imagine a better DJ or a more pleasant person to work with! I hope to have the opportunity to work with Nate and Amplify Entertainment in the future!"
Sarah + Chris
"Amplify Entertainment and DJ Nate were absolutely wonderful at our wedding. He played the best songs that ensured our guests had a lot of fun and danced the night away. During the planning process, we knew that we wanted to play some of our all-time favorite songs during the reception, and Nate was so accommodating to include these in his playlist without any questions. The planning process was a breeze with the great user-friendly ceremony and reception worksheets that they provide to help you with the planning process.....Not a detail was missed. Thank you again Nate for everything!! You were fantastic and we would highly recommend you to anyone and everyone!!"
Holly + Andrew
"Choosing Amplify Entertainment was one of the best decisions this pair of brides made in planning our wedding! From the first moment we emailed back and forth with Nate, we knew our wedding entertainment was in good hands, and this was further confirmed in our first meeting. Nate handled every detail of wedding planning with care and gave wonderful advice without being pushy. The reception timeline he suggested allowed us to enjoy a relaxed dinner, visit with every guest, and then have an AMAZING dance party! Everyone had a fun time at our reception, and we know it was in big part to Nate's attention to detail and amazing personality. Choose Amplify Entertainment - you will not be disappointed!"
Emily + Ashley
"I wish there was a 10 star option! I cannot speak highly enough of Nate and how amazing our wedding day was! We have friends that we've known since high school, spent countless spring breaks, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and holidays with, and so many of them came up to us and told us it was the most fun night of their lives! I know a huge part of that was Nate and how much fun he made our wedding. I have never had so much fun in my life and all of our guests still have not stopped telling us how amazing it was. I can't thank you enough for making our wedding the blast that it was! PS I was suuuuper picky and specific about songs and timing, even giving Nate minute and second marks of songs when I wanted something to happen and he nailed all of it!"
Kathryn + Trey
"Nate Long was a phenomenal DJ. From making my day work as smooth as possible to dealing with my stress, he helped me with a smile and reminded me he was there to help. Nate made our wedding night go off without a hitch. Our timeline changed throughout the night and he was more than accommodating. I highly recommend Nate and Amplify Entertainment."
Allison + Sean
"Can't go wrong with Amplify Entertainment! They made our reception a blast! Nate was amazing!! Easy to work with and definitely knows what he is doing! Our wedding was a blast because of our awesome DJ! Everyone kept telling us how fun and high energy our DJ was! Can't wait for the pictures!"
Nichole + Ashley
"I had the pleasure of Nate handling all of my music for me! He was absolutely wonderful. My mother and I cannot stop raving about how awesome he was. He is so easy to work with and handles everything with great professionalism. I would recommend him and the company time and time again."
Tennille + Carl
"Amplify Entertainment is not just a DJ company. They are a friend company. Nate was absolutely amazing to work with. His attention to detail with every aspect of every moment was fantastic. Nate made my wedding so exciting, playing the right music at the right time. Everyone enjoyed how he started off with quiet music so people could talk while they were eating. Then he slowly pumped up the party. Nate and Amplify Entertainment are the best!! Without them my wedding would have not been pumping like it as. Thank you Nate for making my wedding unforgettable and memorable!!!!"
Victoria + Brian
"Nate was incredible! Oh my word, his flexibility to work with us before the wedding and get a feel for our style made the entertainment process one of the easiest parts of our reception. He was so fun and captured our music style to a T! The guests were always on their feet having a blast! Thank you Nate for allowing me to pull of the most incredible surprise for my husband by having a special guest introduce us in a file previously recorded and sent to you!! It was incredible! Also thank you for capturing our love for Florida State without it being tacky! The 4th quarter music remix to kick off our evening was killer! I recommend everyone use Amplify Entertainment for all their music needs!"
Arielle & Nicholas
"We had the pleasure to have Nate DJ our annual father and daughter dance. He was extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. In addition, he catered to our younger audience with a special playlist that kept them engaged and entertained throughout the evening. I would highly recommend him for any event."
Anne – Holy Comforter Episcopal Church
"Nate was the coolest and was on point with the selections, and I appreciated the time he took for my special requests. Thank Nate, you ROCK!!! Mrs. Brown"
Tiffany + Andrew
"We used Amplify Entertainment for our wedding, and they were beyond awesome. Our venue restricted amplified music for the first 2.5 hours of our wedding, so the Amplify staff got Jake and their band together and played for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and a little more; they were great! They were quiet enough to serve as background music but loud enough to provide entertainment, and they played a great variety of wedding-appropriate music (nothing cheesy :) ). Nate was our DJ for the second half of the event, and he, of course, was great too. He put in a lot of man hours on the front end to help us plan, then when the weather turned out to be colder than expected, he had to improvise and stray from the songs we’d originally picked in order to get people dancing and warming up—everyone ended up having a blast. Nate also stepped up in a big way to help coordinate the ceremony and the reception when he found out that my coordinator broke her ankle the day before. Couldn’t have done it without Nate’s help! All in all—we’re so glad we picked Amplify Entertainment. They were very affordable without sacrificing quality in any way. I’d recommend them to anyone."
Ashley + Daniel
"Amplify is the best choice we have ever made. Nate made our wedding. People were up and dancing the whole night and 2 of them had casts on! They can't stop talking about "the best DJ ever!" Nate had every type of music you could imagine right down to all of our Queen songs and the string quartet Star Trek theme I walked the aisle to. He's affordable and very talented. Your Tallahassee wedding will be seriously lacking if you don't go with Amplify."
Janna + Matt
"Working with Amplify Entertainment and DJ Nate was one of the easiest parts of my wedding planning process! They are extremely accessible and accommodating. Amazing! The planning process was so simple and stress free. As if that wasn't enough, the music was FANTASTIC! Everyone at the wedding danced and Nate did an unbelievable job of reading the energy of the crowd. He adapted as the event needed and kept the night moving flawlessly. Every step of the music process was easy, well organized and Nate was enthusiastic about making sure that the wedding was as my finance and I had envisioned. No one tried to push the sale and they even provided extra mics and speakers for our live music at our ceremony. This is a wonderful company and I can’t wait til the next big event to have DJ Nate play for us!"
Carie & Doug
"Nate DJ'd my daughter's Bat Mitzvah. He did a fabulous job making announcements for her Grand Entrance and keeping all the kids (and adults) involved with dancing, games, and karaoke. Before the event he spent a lot of time talking to my daughter about what she wanted to happen and what songs she wanted to hear. He did a great job listening to her and finding songs from her favorite Broadway Musicals. Thanks!"
"I just had my wedding a week ago. We booked them on a friends suggestion, with no previous knowledge. At our first meeting, I knew right away that they were going to be great! We gave him, Nate, our "ideas" of what we wanted and let him be a "DJ" for the rest. Very professional & courteous throughout the whole process. He also did some day of coordination that was extremely helpful. I can't say enough nice things about this business. I would have gladly paid double for the night that we had! Thanks again Nate!"
Erin & Jonah
"Unfortunately I didn't have the pleasure to use their services. We were given a gift of a dear friend's dj services for our wedding. But I can honestly say these guys are beyond amazing!! While we were planning to use them they were so kind and helpful. Nate even emailed me after a few months of no communication to let me know they only had one DJ left for our wedding date, wanting to be sure we were able to use them! That was so thoughtful. After telling them we were not going to use them, he continued to offer his helping hand by suggesting rehearsal dinner locations in the area!! It means so much to us that he would still take the time to help us out!! That says a lot about him as a person and his company! I would definitely recommend them to anyone planning a wedding in their area!!!"
"Oh my goodness, where do I begin? Amplify Entertainment is AMAZING!! Nate was an amazing person to work with and an amazing DJ! He made the night. He has done tons of weddings but still made me feel like my wedding was the only one he has ever done. It was so personal!! LOVE amplify entertainment!"
Madison + Justin
"Nate is amazing. He is willing to work to make your day special."
"We loved working with Nate at Amplify Entertainment. He was a true master of ceremonies! Nate made sure that we had everything that we needed to have an unforgettable wedding. His experience in the business and in the area allowed him to point us in the direction of several other vendors that we couldn't have been without. We would most definitely recommend him and Amplify Entertainment and we would use them again."
Michael & Vicky
"Amplify Entertainment is arguably the best vendor we worked with for our entire evening. He was the first DJ we met with, and he was so personable and his prices were so reasonable that we didn't even interview anyone else. And it paid off--we were so happy with our decision! We worked with Nate, who is the owner of Amplify Entertainment. He is extremely friendly and outgoing, and he provided endless guidance throughout the planning process. He helped me create my timeline for the ceremony and for the reception, recommended songs for different events (first dance, father daughter dance, bouquet toss, etc.), and kept me organized! He even suggested ideas I wouldn't have thought of, such as the generations dance, which ended up being a really nice touch at our reception. Nate was always prompt to respond and his online payment system was so nice to work with--no mailing off checks (unless you want to)! On the actual wedding day, he picked the perfect songs that made everyone cry when I walked down the aisle! (We hired him for both the ceremony and reception.) He stayed out of sight, so no one even noticed it was a DJ and not a band. A very cost effective choice that paid off! At the reception, achieved exactly what I'd requested--a quiet, low key dinner where we could talk with our guests that then built up to a party where everyone could dance. He was not a cheesy DJ. He interacted with the crowd just enough so that everyone had an awesome time. Even more, Nate went above and beyond by providing special uplighting that wouldn't trigger a migraine for me, which we didn't pay for (I get migraines with flashing lights). Our day was perfect, due in large part to Amplify Entertainment. I would definitely use this DJ again and would recommend him both for the ceremony and reception. Thanks Nate! We love you! :)"
Madison & Tyler
"Amplify Entertainment is so professional and modern. They made our reception so much fun and I would recommend them to anyone for your next event. Nate made planning the entertainment for our reception a seamless adventure and made it fun!!"
Lauren & Brock
"DJ Nate is a pleasure to work with. Anytime we met it was like talking to a good friend. He was very knowledgable, which was very helpful as we were having a blend of cultures and needed music to represent this. Our wedding was so much fun and weeks later everyone is still talking about. Nate and his team are well worth it and would recommend him to anyone planning a wedding!!"
Christine & Marcelo
"Nate Long and Amplify Entertainment were the HIT of our wedding! We absolutely loved working with such a fun, organized, professional and talented DJ. We had a wide spread of ages among our attendees yet he managed to gain rave reviews from even the oldest of attendants. My mother, who was pro-band for the wedding, could not stop gushing over what a classy and fun DJ we had. Our bridesmaids and groomsmen didn't want Amplify Entertainment to leave at the end of the night. They were absolutely imperative to our big day! I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone celebrating something special! They are simply the best!"
Becca & Aaron
"Nate with Amplify Entertainment is awesome! We really appreciated the way that he took the time to get to know us before our wedding. He wanted to get a feel for what the demographics would be and what kind of music everyone would want to hear, and he served as a great emcee as well! He kept everyone having fun and had great equipment that allowed him to work with our live ceremony musicians so that they only had to bring their guitar and simply plug into his speakers. He was so much fun and everyone loved him! He also had worked with all of our other vendors before, so he was acting as a mini wedding coordinator during the reception to make sure everyone was ready for whatever we were doing next. It was a great night!"
Christina & Dave
"I'm so impressed with how Nate handled both the ceremony and reception music at our wedding. There was always tasteful music playing, and I got several compliments on the music list -- which he created with just a few suggestions from me. He was quick to respond when we did a few things out of order and never once missed a beat. We got the extra lighting and I'm glad that we did - the lights mesmerized our little nephew and kept him from running all over Golden Eagle...well, for the most part. The music was beautiful and trusting Nate to do the amazing job he did took an incredible weight off of my shoulders. Thanks Nate!"
Sarah & Geoff
"Nate was the best DJ anyone could ask for. He was very flexible and was more than willing to answer any questions we had. He made a great playlist and kept everyone dancing, regardless of age, the entire night! He seemed to know the perfect times to initiate the cake cutting, garter and bouquet tosses, etc. His prices were fantastic! Cheaper than some of the overpriced DJ's around time and probably 100x better! We happily recommend him!"
"I only have positive feedback. Everything was done with such ease and professionalism. We felt like Nate was a perfect fit into our family and friends."
Stacy & Tom
"We used Amplify Entertainment for our reception and we were not disappointed! First off, you can't beat the value; we shopped around and Nate's prices are a steal for the professional service you get. It's obvious that he loves what he does and has a vast knowledge of all kinds of music. Nate made sure he knew exactly what kind of vibe we wanted and his Hey DJ system was really cool! Kept our guests dancing all night!! I would absolutely recommend Amplify Entertainment!!!"
Ashley & Aaron
"Nate was awesome. He made the reception so much easier on us. Whatever we asked him to do he did it, with a smile on his face and to the best of his ability (which is VERY HIGH ability). I would recommend him to anyone wanting to have an amazing reception. We went on our honeymoon, moved in to our new house, and even got to unpack before we ever got around to sending him our final payment, during which time he never emailed us asking about it. He is just a great guy overall!"
"Nate Long is a true professional and listened to all our needs. He answered all our questions and put us at ease. He really does a great job and is affordable."
Amber & Pete
"Nate was such an awesome DJ. I was so late sending him our song choices and special requests, and he made it all work no problem. He was so nice and easy to work with. He kept the party going with both music and his personal touches. He was very flexible with the night's events, responding quickly to our changes and requests. Our techy crowd loved the HEY DJ! digital request system. I would recommend Nate to anyone, he really completed our party perfectly."
Kayla & Nate
"Nate was an awesome DJ. Very professional. Responded quickly through e-mail. Very helpful and never vague. Gives you all the information and then some with every question asked. He's very well priced too! I was worried on picking the 'right' DJ because I wanted someone to announce every event happening and keep the dance vibe going with good music. Everyone at my wedding felt very comfortable getting out on the floor and dancing..even my Grandma, and that should speak for itself!"
Robyn & Bobby
"We couldn't be happier with Nate as our DJ. He provided the music for our ceremony along with our reception which caused him to set up in two different locations, both of which were executed flawlessly. As a destination bride, he worked with us via phone calls and Skype and helped us map out every detail using his planning documents. Our guests were able to tweet him song requests all night and he did a great job choosing songs to match our tastes, as well as feeling what the crowd wanted. He also was an outstanding Emcee. I had several of my guests compliment me on the music throughout the night and requested referrals for their future events. If we every have another event in the area I have zero doubt as to who I would choose, we're 100% team Amplify Entertainment!!"
Kasey & Wes
"Nate Long with Amplify Entertainment did an amazing job as DJ for our wedding reception. We weren't sure if many of our guests would dance but with the music that Nate chose, people were jumping out of their seats to get on the dance floor. We even had a few dance offs which made the experience that much greater! We met with Nate to discuss specific songs we wanted him to play but then trusted him to select the rest of the music. He was able to get a feel for what the guests wanted to hear and he played song selections that made people eager to dance. He even played some popular songs from the 90's for my husband, who graduated high school in '99. It was such a great memory to watch how much fun he had dancing and singing along to some of the music from his "glory days." Nate totally exceeded our expectations and I know he will exceed yours too!"
Megan & Cy
"Nate was fantastic, from the day that I hired him to the last minutes of my wedding. He played every song that I wanted, followed the "do not play" list, and gave my guests the perfect reception party music. My ceremony was gorgeous, and his cues were perfect every time. I let him have the reins during dinner to play dinner music, and his song choices flowed so well with the mood of the dinner! He knew when to get the party started, and my friends loved him! He was ultra professional, but also flexible, and there is no other DJ that I would recommend higher than Nate Long!"
Meghan & Seth
"Nate was absolutely wonderful as our DJ! He was very helpful in the timing of our reception, did a great job of figuring out our musical preferences, and was all around nice! He even helped us incorporate a new idea he had never done before into our reception (naming the tables after songs and having people go to the buffet when their song was played) which was quite the daunting task for our 200+ attendee wedding! All in all, great to work with, very professional and helpful, and highly recommended!"
Sara & Levon
"There's no way to fully express how fantastic the team at Amplify Entertainment was during our wedding. Working with Nate was easy from the very beginning and we never felt anything other than confidence that we were working with someone who truly cared about how our wedding was going to sound. He was very easy to communicate with during the whole process, and we had fun planning out our music with him. Nate is extremely intuitive when it comes to picking songs, and used our choices for the highlight songs (such as first dance, garter toss, parents dance, etc.) to build a whole playlist from. The night of the wedding he was joined by his coworker Cameron, and between the two of them they played off of our group very well and kept the energy up all night. They capped it all off with everyone dancing together in a giant group and Cameron right in the middle of us, singing into a microphone and handing it around for everyone to join in. It was an amazing night, and we can't thank them enough for helping make it so. We would happily recommend them to do your wedding."
Serena & Jacob
"Nate is the absolute best!! He compiled the BEST wedding playlist! He asked for our opinion and input and organized our entire event for us! He kept all the guests on the dance floor and extremely happy! He was way more than just a DJ. He helped keep our timeline and keep everyone on track. He was up beat, personable and amazing during every bit of planning! He is easy to get along with and provides professionalism in every aspect of his job. I didn't have to worry about a thing knowing that he was our go to man on one of the best days of my life!"
Victoria & Justin
"Nate was our DJ and he did an amazing job!!! The music was on time and clear not to loud. He also kept every generation involved and entertained. He even got my husband out on the dance floor more than I expected :)"
Allyson & Nathan
"Nate at Amplify Entertainment was professional, fun, organized, unique and open to whatever we wanted while always giving us expert and quality advice along the way. I would hire him again and again and recommend him to anyone that wants the music portion of their event to be OUTSTANDING!!!!"
Jason & Kelly
"Nate did an amazing job! He sat down with us a few weeks before our wedding and planned everything out, down to every last detail. We had our wedding at Golden Eagle and Nate was very familiar with the venue and the event coordinator. Nate had everyone dancing all night long and played a variety of music to suit all the needs. He took requests from our guests and made sure he knew exactly what we did NOT want to be played. Very professional and couldn't have asked for anything more! Wouldn't think twice about using him for another event or referring him to someone."
Don & Kim
"Nate was so easy to work with. We met with him before hiring to talk about our music preferences and idea for the reception. We knew we wanted a mix of songs, and a good part of them from our high school and college years. We gave him our no-play list (he has a pretty good one already in wedding info packet) and our to-play list and just let him go. Beyond that, we let the professional take over. He knows what will get people dancing. Our reception was a blast and Nate kept the dance floor packed! Nate is professional, knowledgable, easy-going and affordable. I highly recommend him for your DJ needs!"
Kristin & Mike
"Nate was the best vendor that my husband and I had. He not only answered every single question I had about DJ-ing, he also helped me with other aspects of my wedding! He responded to e-mails within 24 hours and was full of great suggestions and ideas. I never thought my in-laws/parents/grandparents would be on the floor dancing, however they were tearing up the floor!!!! :) Nate played such a great variety that everyone had a great time! Whenever anyone talks about our wedding, the first thing they mention is how much fun they had on the dance floor! I would highly recommend Amplify Entertainment for any event!"
Kristina & Justin
"Nate was incredible! He kept everyone dancing, and the flow of the entire event went smoothly thanks to him. I wish I could give him an extra star!"
"We loved having Nate as the DJ for our wedding. He was professional at all times and went out of his way to help us with special touches during our reception. Nate is knowledgeable in all types of music, he takes the time to get to know the type of reception you want as well as the personalities of the bride and groom. We left the majority of the song selection up to Nate and our guests and it turned out wonderfully, he also made sure to play every song on our must play list as well as help us pick other songs for important part of the receptions. We would recommend Nate to anyone planning an event."
Meredith & Brad
"Nate is wonderful! During the planning process of our wedding, he was thorough, attentive, and flexible. He has an excellent grasp on current music but also chooses music that feels authentic to the couple for whom he is DJing. So many of our guests commented after our wedding on how great he was--he has a unique way of "reading" the crowd, and he's really good at inserting music that allows everyone to breathe without diminishing the dancing fun. We wanted a DJ who wasn't cheesy and who let the music he played speak for his skills--with Nate, you get an actual DJ instead of a basketball game announcer. =) His music made our wedding! We highly recommend him for any type of event."
Courtney & Brent
"Nate and Amplify Entertainment have my 100% recommendation! Nate was nothing but kind, helpful, thoughtful, professional, friendly, and organized from day one. When we were not even sure exactly how we wanted things to proceed, Nate was great at coming up with ideas and helping us to reflect on what would work best for us. He helped us have a modern and fun ceremony that still followed tradition. I knew from the first conversation that I had with him that I would no have longer to worry if things would go smoothly the day-of (and that is pretty impressive and important when you're a busy bride-to-be). No only did we find the service provided by Amplify Entertainment to be excellent, but all of our guests had an amazing time! At the end of the night, the dance floor was still full and the guests did not want Nate to leave! Like I said, I highly recommend Nate and Amplify Entertainment for any event, and I will not hesitate to contact them for all our future events!"
Rachel & Stephane
"Nate (Owner/DJ) of Amplify Entertainment made our wedding one of the most memorable experiences of our lives; not only because it was our wedding day but rather the experience from beginning to end. We had been referred to Nate by two acquaintances and had been told that even if we had plans to meet with other DJs that we would quickly change our minds. They were were spot on! Every detail was covered and creative options were explored to truly make our wedding unique to us! Nate is extremely knowledgable and his upbeat positivity is refreshing. We enjoyed the energy Nate added to our wedding so much that our families paid him an additional two hours to stay to keep our party going into the wee hours of the morning. Nate accepted and never batted an eye. We are truly grateful for our pleasant experience with Nate. He was not only our DJ but so much more. Since our wedding he is one of the top wedding vendors I refer and have recommended to him to everyone I know getting married or having an event. Thanks again, Nate."
Catherine & Brian
"Worked very well with the bride and groom and the father of the bride. Coordinated a very realistic timeline with the wedding coordinator to ensure everything proceeded smoothly. Had great ideas for music selections which he integrated into the couples' ideas. Set a DO NOT PLAY list with the bride and groom that was strictly adhered to, despite requests from attendees. Ceremony music was quite appropriate and helped cover some gaps in transitions. Overall, Nate was extremely professional and accommodating and was instrumental in providing for the success of the ceremony and reception."
"We LOVED working with Amplify Entertainment! Nate and his team were so nice and fun. They got back to all of our emails quickly and answered all of our questions. They met with us a few times prior to the wedding to go over everything and make sure we were comfortable and happy with it all. On the day of the wedding, we had rain so so our outdoor plans were changed, but Amplify was able to work around it and make everything work out awesome. We also really appreciate his attention to detail, flexibility, and professionalism. Also, they were really FUN to have at the wedding and really got people dancing!!!! We highly recommend hiring Amplify for your event."
Amanda & Ryan
"Nate with Amplify Entertainment did an amazing job with both ceremony and reception! He knew how to work the crowd and gauge when it was the right moment to change songs and get people out on dance floor. I would highly recommend Nate for your wedding or any event! He was very professional throughout the whole planning process and he definitely is good at what he does."
Tricia & Tom
"There are no other words to describe Nate but AWESOME! He is a pro. He made me feel so confident and comfortable prior to and on my big day. Our guests loved our music - he really did a beautiful job making our wedding "soundtrack" come to life. A+ - thank you Nate!"
Mandy & Frank
"We absolutely loved working with Nate! The first meeting was very thorough but relaxed. He's very friendly and easy to talk to. He's also super organized, which put my mind at ease. He gives you a great worksheet to fill out before the wedding so that everything is in one place and you have your ceremony organized. This was really helpful for me, since trying to organize the ceremony timeline seemed rather intimidating. Also, the prices were very reasonable. At the wedding, he was awesome. The music was great, he was really fun during the dancing, and we received lots of compliments on what a fantastic DJ he was. We highly recommend him!!!"
Bethany & Daniel
"Nate Long is awesome. We met with him shortly before our wedding and I couldn't believe how organized and knowledgeable he was! He really listened to what we wanted, played great music at our wedding, and got everyone on the dance floor! I could tell he genuinely loves what he does. His lighting setup was incredible, and he was very professional. He made my wedding what I wanted it to be, everyone had a blast! I recommend Nate Long and Amplify Entertainment to everyone!"
"Nate is amazing!!!! My daughter's wedding reception was so much fun thanks to him!!! If you need a great DJ....look no further than Amplify Entertainment!!! I will never forget how wonderful he was to us!!!"
"Nate was a blast to work with for my wedding! He was so sweet and really made the process fun! Not only does he know his music front and back he also is really into technology...which benefits you because he is always on top of his game on having the best sound equipment and lighting. Also, Nate was always super quick to respond to emails and easy to meet with in person. As far as the day of the wedding, he was a rock star! He was so organized and considerate and kept the party going all night long. You would be a fool to not book Nate for your event!"
"I cannot speak highly enough of Nate! He was absolutely AMAZING to work with! He was always so quick to respond to any of my questions, was super organized, on time, and on top of his game from beginning to end! We fell in love with him as did our guests. I can't count the number of times people have talked about how great he was since we have returned home from Florida. SO glad we chose to make him a part of our special day. We cannot thank you enough Nate!"
"Nate did an amazing job at our wedding! I could not have asked for a better experience! He was so organized, professional and attentive at meetings. On the day of the wedding everything was just perfect!! I would definitely recommend Nate and Amplify Entertainment for your wedding!"
"Nate really kept my wedding going! He is so friendly, knowledgable, and professional. He met with my husband and I before the wedding and did a great assessment of the music we and our guests would enjoy. Prices are very affordable, and definitely more than worth it."
Hayley & Jackson
"I just completed my 3rd tour as Mother of the Bride in May 2014. I used different entertainment companies for the other 2 weddings and I liked them and they did a good job. However, Amplify Entertainment was a different experience all together, I LOVED working with Nate Long and he did a GREAT job - and I found there is a difference! My daughter and husband were so pleased with the music as we were trying to make sure we entertained a wide variety of ages and actually nationalities! He suggested a wide range of music and played all their favorites. The ceremony music was perfect and he even had to get one song for them and he did promptly. I will tell you that the dance floor was never empty from beginning to end of the reception! He was personable and ran our reception perfectly for us with the personalities of the bride and groom shining through - not just a cookie cutter night! Best of all - he is a great value for the price! So if you want good entertainment pick anyone of the good choices - if you want GREAT entertainment and service - pick Amplify Entertainment!"
"Nate is just perfect! Planning is easy, his timeline is great and he handles your reception smoothly! Best of all he is fun and the guests love him! The music was varied enough that young and old alike hit the dance floor! We relaxed for the reception and let him run the show and it was great!"
"Working with Nate was a pleasure. He was a last minute hire but you would never have known it! His music was spot on and he kept the party going. He also served as emcee and was spectacular."
"Our situation with the DJ was unique. The original DJ we had booked cancelled 1 week prior to our wedding so I was referred to Amplify Entertainment. I was very very impressed with how quickly we got a meeting set up with the owner Nate. We met the same week of my wedding, I got my music to Nate and it seemed as if we had been working together for months. To this day my husband and I are talking about the last dance that Nate played for us. He asked all of the guests to surround the dance floor while my husband and I were in the middle. At that moment Nate played "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen (this is a song that my husband and I always sang in the car) of course my husband and I rocked out in the middle of the dance floor. All in all I was very impressed with Nate's quick response and pulling everything together in a short amount of time."
Clients Review Nate
Ever since Nate was a small child, music was a huge part of his life. He and his brother Mike would beg their parents to play 1812 Overture so they could run around the house and fight battles. Nate started his DJ career at 16 years old, working with his dad, who DJed as a side hobby to pay for his love of music. Around the same time Nate also started playing bass guitar and formed a rock band with some of his best friends. As the frontman and co-lead singer of the band, Nate loved how saying the right thing at the right time made a impact far beyond what the music could do alone. That experience of being on stage and leading a party-hard crowd in a rock show shaped his approach to DJing. He DJed his first wedding way back in 2002 when his dad was leaving the industry. Afterwards, he began subcontracting for various local DJ companies in Tallahassee and had a chance to witness the workings of the established DJ industry. As a result of his findings, he started Amplify Entertainment in 2006.
Why 1812 Overture?
Because using a canon as an instrument is quite possibly the coolest idea anyone has ever had in the history of the entertainment industry. Can you imagine what it must have been like to hear and feel that boom in an era before subwoofers, amplifiers and 808s? It was written in 1880 and yet still raises pulses of adoring fans more than 135 years later.
Why did you start Amplify Entertainment?
I started Amplify Entertainment to fill some substantial gaps I witnessed in the DJ industry. To address these issues, I wanted to form a company that focuses on creating a personal connection with clients and their guests; embraces (not fears) technology and uses it to wow guests; is obsessed with detail and personalization while rejecting cookie-cutter weddings; and never accepts “that’s just the way it is” as a legitimate answer. We make it easy for our clients to build the framework of their wedding entertainment as we guide them through each step. Each night we take the mic and the controls, we realize it’s the biggest night of our clients’ life. It’s both incredibly humbling and unbelievably exciting to realize that we are the curators of a series of special moments that will comprise an experience cherished for a lifetime.
What is your favorite dance floor song at the moment?
“24k Magic” by Bruno Mars. An instant classic with lots of places for group participation and fun dance moves, and it’s the perfect follow-up to another favorite of mine: Uptown Funk.
When is latest into the night you’ve ever DJed?
I’ve DJed two weddings that went deep into overtime because no one wanted to stop dancing. These weddings each hit my current record of 3:30 a.m. for about 12-13 hours of DJing considering I also DJed the ceremony and reception. At one of these weddings an 80-something-year-old grandfather danced until the bitter end! I shook his hand and he is now my hero.
So rock and roll, eh?
Oh yeah! I played in three rock bands through high school and college. My primary love was a band called Lucid Blue. We loved to play high-energy songs and get the crowd moving. As the frontman of the band, I loved getting on the microphone and being a part of that energy. When the crowd gives energy back you get into this awesome upward spiral of energy where the crowd’s energy gives the performer more energy, which in turn gives the crowd more energy. You know you’re successful when everyone crawls out covered in sweat! Being in Lucid Blue taught me that entertainment is much more fun and rewarding as a participatory sport than a spectator sport. There’s no other way to experience rock and roll!
And this helped shape your so-called “DJ personality?”
Yes, that rock and roll mindset heavily influences the way I DJ. While every moment of a wedding is incredibly important, I live for the moment when I get to open the dance floor and try to win over a brand new crowd. At that point, it’s a legendary journey we all take together to achieve an evening to remember.
What was the first album you ever owned?
My dad used to make these mixtapes for me of ’70s era classic rock — you know, everything from the Doobie Brothers, Billy Joel and Paul McCartney to Chicago, the Eagles and the Steve Miller Band. I believe my first full-length album was News to World by Queen and Edge of Century by Styx. My dad bought them for me for my birthday from Vinyl Fever (may it rest in peace).
What else do you personally enjoy listening to?
There are few genres of music I don’t personally enjoy. One of my true loves is pop-punk (especially Starting Line, Fall Out Boy, Jimmy Eat World, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Head Automatica, Mae and heavier stuff along those lines like Saosin, Atreyu and Underoath). I love dirty south hip hop (especially Ludacris, OutKast, Rick Ross, Mystikal and Master P), but I also love some Drake, Busta Rhymes and Post Malone and the Weeknd. You can’t go wrong with the right RnB (R. Kelly, Emeli Sande, Anthony Hamilton, Ne-Yo and Boyz II Men — don’t hate — are my faves). I love EDM (especially Zedd, Kaskade, Seven Lions, the Chainsmokers, Purity Ring, Others: Afrojack, Klaypex, ODESZA and of course NERO). I have a soft spot for Indie Pop (Passion Pit, Grouplove, M83, Capital Cities, Postal Service, Phoebe Ryan and Two Door Cinema Club stand out). I enjoy avant-garde and piano-focused classical music (Chopin, Erik Satie, Phillip Glass, Debussy) and ambient stuff like Hans Zimmer, Hammock, the American Dollar, Helios, This Will Destroy You, The Album Leaf, Vangelis, Brian Eno). Of course rock (Foo Fighters, Pink Floyd, Queen, Ben Folds, Incubus, Chicago, Billy Joel, Journey, Third Eye Blind, Stone Temple Pilots, Radiohead). I also truly love reggae (Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Toots & the Maytals, Burning Spear et al), reggae rock (Sublime, Pepper, Slightly Stoopid, Pepper, Rx Bandits) and some good metal/heavy rock (Thrice, Avenged Sevenfold, August Burns Red, Atreyu, Protest the Hero, Iron Maiden). And just about everything else from City & Colour and As Tall As Lions to Circa Survive to Elvis Crespo and Kwesi K. Now we’re starting to scratch the surface! 🙂
How has Amplify Entertainment embraced technology?
As technology and social media continue to change the world in ways we never imagined, the wedding industry has evolved dramatically. Much of this has to do with the changes from digital natives and millennials who grew up on technology. I’m a tech and gadget geek, so naturally I’ve decided to embrace this wonderful shift wholeheartedly. In fact, Amplify Entertainment is the only wedding DJ company in the nation that can allow your guests the ability to send their song requests to the DJ using their mobile devices by text message, web app or tweet via our Hey DJ! Mobile Request System. And we did it waaaaay back in 2012. We also offer KidStation, which lets parents enjoy longer wedding receptions while their kids play games and watch movies on an all-in-one mobile entertainment station. With our “Story of Us” Presentation, we can even create a stunning wedding video of digital photos you provide, which we can display in full, high definition for your guests to enjoy. I personally custom design each Custom Monogram Lighting package from scratch, and our Uplighting options can be programmed to match your favorite wedding color(s) perfectly. We’re obsessed with details and making sure that your wedding is unique and special to you, and technology has helped us reach that goal.