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We hired DJ Holtie for our big day October 3rd and we couldn’t have made a better decision. He did everything! Leading up to the big day he helped us put together all the ceremony music and was able to execute our ideas to perfection. He warmed us up with the cocktail hour and lead perfectly into the introductions. As for the reception, that’s a whole different story. Our guests were on the dance floor all night and are still talking about it months later. We can’t thank DJ Holtie enough and will be recommending him to everyone we know!

My wife and I hired Derek Holt to be our DJ for our wedding in September and we could not have been happier! We are extremely picky when it comes to music, DJs, etc. and Derek absolutely nailed it. Derek met with us to review everything that we wanted to hear as well as our vision on what we wanted for the wedding, he took that information and had our wedding guests dancing all night. We would recommend him to anyone without hesitation!

We hired DJ Derek Holt for our Newport wedding and were impressed from our very first point of contact! Derek was quick to respond to emails and texts and was very professional. Most importantly, Derek was very perceptive and understood the exact vibe we envisioned for our wedding reception. He had our wedding guests on their feet from the moment the dance floor opened until he played the final song. Guests were commenting throughout the night about how well he mixed up the music and kept people of all ages dancing. We would give him more stars if we could and recommend him without reservation! In addition to DJ Derek Holt, we had Keith Andrews do our uplighting. We only met him the day of the wedding, but he was incredibly personable and fun! He did a beautiful job with the uplighting throughout the evening, setting the tone for each part of the night from dinner to dancing, and making Belle Mer look even more spectacular!

DJ Holtie was AWESOME. He rocked our wedding (June 6, 2015) and was everything we wanted in a DJ and more.. and he was affordable! We first met DJ Holtie at an Entertainment Specialists wedding exposition in Boston at the Harvard Club. We immediately liked him, he was laid back and seemed very comfortable talking with us and seemed like he was going to be very accommodating to all of our music needs. We could tell he wouldn’t be the overbearing (i.e. getting on the mic and yelling etc etc). Leading up to our event DJ Holtie helped keep us organized and was very attentive to our ceremony and reception personalization. During the wedding itself he rocked it. Other than a few “must plays” and a few “definitely do not play” we pretty much gave him free reign to feel out the crowd and keep people dancing… and he did an incredible job. The dance floor was packed from as soon as it opened until the end of the night. In addition to being a great DJ, Derek was a really nice guy! We were even lucky enough to see him at another wedding later in the summer and he did an equally great job. Thank you DJ Holtie, keep rocking it.

We had a wonderful experience with Derek. He was well prepared for our event, and was able to make changes on the fly when we threw him a curve ball or two on the day of (added some introductions). We were not into having a lot of announcements or DJ interaction (hyping) and pretty much just asked Derek to do introductions and play good music, and he absolutely delivered. From dinner on there were constant people on the dance floor and he met all of our request and expectations. We gave Derek a lot of freedom to select music based on a bunch of song/genres we liked and I can’t say I could have asked for anything better.  Overall I would feel confident that Derek can deliver what you want, especially if you are looking for a good dance party. He caters to what YOU want and I wouldn’t hesitate to ask him to do another event if I needed him.

DJ Holtie was an excellent choice for our wedding reception DJ!!! Throughout the process of planning our wedding music, Derek was responsive, easy to work with, and helpful with suggestions for our entrance to the reception, first dance, father-daughter dance, etc. He also proved to be a charismatic MC for our toasts and for getting our guests on the dance floor. Speaking of the dance floor…Derek kept it full all night with smart transitions and a great mix of old and new songs– some of which we had requested and some of which he added in himself to complement our choices. And, Derek seamlessly managed all of this despite having to work with an awkward room layout.  We have no regrets about going with Derek for our wedding reception, and give him our highest recommendation for yours!  Thanks DJ Holtie!

We give DJ Holtie 5 Stars!! DJ Holtie had the whole wedding amped up from the beginning to the very last second. He played the hottest new music while mixing it up with some old classics that everyone loves. If you want an amazing unforgettable wedding with dancing and partying all night long DJ Holtie is definitely the man for the job.

On May 15 this year we had our big day. It was perfect in every way and a large part of that was because of DJ Holtie. That guy is amazing. He nailed every aspect of our formal songs and introductions, and did so with an awesome energy. Then it was on to the party… The second he started spinning, the dance floor was flooded! It stayed that way until the very last second! We never wanted him to stop! Most people had a hard time stepping outside to cool off or go to the bar for a drink because the music was that good! Nobody wanted to leave. We’ve been hearing about how amazing he was from everyone who attended, regardless of age. Quite a few of our guests have weddings coming up and he is officially their guy. One couple even cancelled their already hired DJ because he swept them off their feet. DJ Holtie will forever be massive part of what we remember about our day. He brought the party to a whole other level. Thanks Holtie!!!

Derek Holt was our DJ for the event. We really had one requirement for the wedding, and that was that it be as wild a party as possible. While we were given the opportunity to have input regarding music selection, I would say in retrospect just leaving it up to Derek was the best thing we could have done. We felt like he had our best interest in mind the entire evening. Even when some guests with hearing aids gave Derek heat for the music volume, he didn’t budge because he knew it would put a damper on the party. (And he told us that he would take the blame, because we certainly didn’t want the music turned down!!) Absolutely epic time and wouldn’t have been the same without him. You’d be a fool not to hire this guy. He was everything we could have asked for and more!!

Derek Holt from Entertainment Specialists recently DJ’d our wedding last month in Hingham, MA and did an amazing job! I’m so glad we chose him. He was easy to work, really responsive ahead of the big day and more importantly played a great mix of music that kept everyone on the dance floor all night. The music was definitely the highlight of the evening. He was professional, friendly, and well worth the cost. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ in the Boston area.

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