Member Since: 6/16/2011
We officially tied the knot on October 12th and were fortunate enough to have Mike as our DJ. Mike came HIGHLY recommended by numerous people in the Capital Region. Five minutes into our first meeting together over a year ago, I knew he was going to throw us a PARTY. Mike amazed me when we met one month before the wedding, with his post-it notes, highlighters and files. His organization and attention to detail made me so incredibly happy. Mike remembered everything we requested, and was more than happy to satisfy our "wild and crazy" ideas.... he even helped us pull off a flash mob style conga line, father of the bride speech accompanied by music, and a wedding party dance number.
My husband and I cannot stress enough how absolutely incredible Mike was to work with. His energy was contagious and he had the entire dance floor packed the whole night. Mike has true talent - he knows his music, and more importantly follows his intuition, reading the audience and knowing exactly what to play and when, to get the guests moving. We only had to give Mike a short list of our favorite songs for him to pick-up on our vibe and understand our style.
We had all our faith in the world in Mike. To us, music was one of the most important elements of our wedding, and I can honestly say that we did not worry about this once! We trusted Mike and he BLEW US AWAY, as we knew he would.
Three weeks later our guests are still raving about our wedding, and how the whole night was filled with so much energy and laughter. That is in LARGE part thanks to Mike.
Mike - we only hope we get to work with you again some time in the future!
xoxo- Allie & Steve
Member Since: 2/2/2013
Mike Garrasi of Music Man Entertainment was such a joy to work with. His professionalism was impressive. He always got back to you right away if you asked him anything. Plus his knowledge about what songs would be the most fitting were spot on. He's extremely personable and he has a unique understanding for what it takes to create a perfect reception. My husband and I went back and forth on whether to use the Up Lighting. From our experience we would have to definitively say go with the Up Lighting. It's worth every penny. It added character and atmosphere to the reception. If you are in the process of looking for a DJ and don't know who to pick, Mike Garrasi is your DJ. Thank you Mike for all your support and your expertise to make our special night even more special.
Tina And Dean Smith
Member Since: 2/26/2014
I loves working with Mike! He has such a great energy and loves his job. He is easily available and easy to work with. He really know what he is talking about and made my wedding planning easier with his great suggestions an upbeat personality. He kept the dancing going at my small wedding and I would definitely recommend him to my friends!
Member Since: 11/18/2010
Mike Garrasi is absolutely the best wedding DJ. He is so professional yet easy going and so extremely helpful. He loved our music choices and respected what we wanted and didn't want. We were planning our wedding long distance and Mike was great at responding to emails and helping us figure out what would work for us for our day. We truly ended up with the perfect wedding.
Mike and our other vendors worked so well together. It really wasn't stressful at all thanks to Mike and our other vendors who made everything run so smoothly. I wouldn't consider anyone else for a wedding DJ. Mike is the absolute greatest!
Member Since: 1/2/2013
Before we even set a date, people kept telling me “You have to use the Music Man”, and we are so glad we did! The energy and professionalism that Mike has is top notch. We gave him the songs that we wanted for the ceremony, entrances, first dances, etc, but left everything else up to him. Mike did an amazing job playing songs for every generation and the dance floor was never empty. Even my grandparents were on the dance floor until the end of the night. We’re still getting compliments from our guests about how much fun they had! We highly recommend Mike Garrasi! Thank you so much for an amazing wedding.
Member Since: 7/23/2013
Mike Garrasi is literally one of the nicest, most genuine people we have ever met. We had attended a wedding where he DJed and once we got engaged, we knew that we wanted Mike to DJ our wedding as well. Both my husband and I spoke with Mike over the phone and he was genuinely interested in our view of our special day. He was also extremely accommodating and flexible. Our wedding night was amazing (although it went too fast) and a huge part of that was thanks to Mike Garrasi. He played the perfect music for the night and for our crowd, without any playlist from us. We gave him a few special songs but otherwise, he just went on his expertise. He is so relaxed that it just feels natural to have him around-almost like one of the family. I cannot say enough good things about him and would highly recommend Mike Garrasi!! Thank you Mike!!
Member Since: 6/18/2014
Mike Garrasi was suggested to my Wife and I by the staff at the Old Daley Inn at Crooked Lake (awesome venue, by the way) for our June 15, 2014 Wedding. Mike was incredibly accommodating and truly made of feel like everything was possible, for example: setting up audio outside for our ceremony and attaching cordless mic's to both of our officiants for our Hindu and Catholic ceremony, providing the equipment and sound check for live music which took place in two locations at the venue, and he listened to every single one of our questions and made sure that everything that happened with our day was done the way we wanted it.
Several days before the wedding Mike contacted us to run through everything one more time regarding timeline, pronunciation of names (which he did perfectly) and anything additional we might have wanted to do. If we missed something, Mike double checked to see if we wanted to add something in. If we said "No" Mike said "Okay" and moved on, if we asked for more information, Mike gave examples of his suggestions. Mike is a professional, kind, and caring individual who will truly make your wedding/event/ etc. as special as you would like it. He shows up early, double checks everything, is on the microphone only when necessary, and makes everything about you. He will call you back, respond to your emails in a timely and detailed manner. I highly recommend Mike's services to anyone, any age, any type of event with full confidence in his skills, abilities, and discretion. Thank you Mike for a fantastic day with awesome customer service and great music.
Member Since: 6/15/2014
Mike was amazing. He made sure everyone had a wonderful time and had people dancing the whole time. He was fun and easy to work with and made the process painless, even though me and my husband had no idea what we wanted. I would recommend him for any party!
Member Since: 6/4/2014
We had Brian Phoenix from The Music Man DJ service and I could not have asked for anything better. He was so easy to work with and very professional. He kept everyone dancing through out the entire reception. He made great suggestions for music that I was having a hard time picking out. I would HIGHLY recommend The Music Man to any one getting married or any other occasion. We got numerous compliments on what a great job he did. I have no complaints at all. It was absolutely perfect!
Member Since: 12/4/2012
Mike DJ'd our wedding on May 25th at the Glen Sanders Mansion and he was absolutely fabulous! He was extremely professional and a pleasure to deal with from our very first conversation. He welcomed phone calls, answered all my questions, and made me feel relaxed and at ease during the whole process. All of the vendors we worked with praised him and they were not wrong--he was EXCELLENT! He played to the crowd and kept the energy level high and exciting. We also used his uplighting service and it was definitely worth it. The room took on a whole new ambiance and looked absolutely beautiful. If you are looking for an incredible DJ who goes above and beyond to make your night special, choose Mike at Music Man Entertainment. Thank you Mike!
Member Since: 5/5/2014
What an incredible night! Mike provided a great service, keeping a dancing crowd on their feet all night. He worked well with the bridal couple, acknowledging their wishes and offering practical suggestions. He was not overbearing, but was adequately involved with the reception, keeping the party moving.
I would recommend Mike!!!
Member Since: 12/27/2013
I knew that I had made the right decision hiring Mike even before the wedding. When my other vendors found out Mike would be my DJ, they were visibly relieved. Needless to say, Mike has a sterling reputation throughout the Capital Region and for good reason. He was professional, helpful, fun, and friendly throughout the entire planning process, and I rested easier knowing that my ceremony and reception music was in good hands. He was just as great at the wedding and even went so far as to fetch us drinks from the bar! I would hire Mike again in a heartbeat and would recommend him to anyone with absolutely no hesitation. His services are worth every penny!
Member Since: 3/24/2013
Mike was the DJ for our wedding on April 12th at the Desmond. I cannot say enough about the level of service that Mike provided. From our very first meeting, I felt that Mike listened and was attentive to my ideas and requests, and on the day of the event, every single thing was perfect. Mike chose the perfect music for the dinner hour and our guests commented that, unlike many other weddings they had attended, the volume of the music was unobtrusive and allowed for easy conversation. Prior to the event, I mentioned to Mike that we really wanted to have a classy event (and that we don't like Rhianna!) and Mike's choice of music during the dancing truly reflected that request. There was plenty of variety - everything from oldies to hip hop - along with plenty of slow dances which my parents appreciated and crowd favorites like "Shout." Mike did an awesome job of introducing the wedding party, allowing me to choose a different song for each couple's entrance which made it really personal and fun. My sister's Maid of Honor toast was spoken over a musical backdrop (like a soundtrack) and Mike worked with her beforehand to make sure he had every cue right. Seriously, Mike went so far above and beyond what you would expect from a DJ and, to top it all off, he's about the nicest guy you'd ever want to meet. My experience absolutely exceeded all expectations.
Member Since: 8/1/2013
Mike was a true professional from start to finish. He made us feel confident and heard throughout the wedding process. Whenever we had a question, about music or otherwise, Mike was the first person we emailed. He provided honest feedback and responded quickly. In addition, Mike had great ideas of how to integrate international music and short pieces of important songs so that they would work with the mood of the event. We were extremely pleased with his services and would recommend him to others without any reservations. Many thanks to Music Man Entertainment for making our wedding a fun and memorable experience for us and for our guests!!
Member Since: 4/23/2012
If I could give Mike 5000 stars I would. He took every one of my expectations...and exceeded them all. His attentiveness and services provided before, during and after my wedding were incredible. I would hire him again in a split second!
Member Since: 7/5/2012
We were so pleased to work with Mike for our wedding, both before and on the day of! Before the wedding he emailed frequently staying in constant communication always reassuring us that all of our requests would be met for the big day. Also, a few weeks before the wedding he invited us to his house and treated us like we were his #1 priority as we went through every detail from top to bottom. He always offered suggestions and his opinions on songs which we were very grateful for, but he also let us have freedom to pick our own style. On the day of the wedding he was very energetic and truly cared about us and made sure that we were happy and having a good time. He pronounced everyone's name perfectly!!! He tailored the style of music to our tastes and people were dancing all night and everyone said the music was great. Mike also did the up-lighting at the venue and the ceremony music and those were both done excellently as well. We really could not have been happier and it was all for a great price. A great DJ and we would highly recommend him to anyone getting married!
Member Since: 1/6/2014
Mike was great to work with from start to finish. He had an excellent combination of energy, professionalism and a wide musical background. One of the biggest perks was the fantastic lighting equipment which transformed our venue. We have absolutely no negative comments... funny story actually is that one of the guests is already planning her 13 year old daughter's wedding with Mike as the DJ!
Member Since: 12/29/2013
Mike is seriously the man. Greatest DJ I have ever dealt with and known. He made sure the atmosphere was amazing which it was. From the announcements to the music throughout the night he was terrific. Great mix of music to have everyone up dancing and it was great so everyone was involved. Thank you very much Mike it was great. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ with a great personality and just ready to DJ the night away for the bride, groom and all guests! Thanks again Mike!
-Christopher and Stephanie O'Brien
Member Since: 2/8/2013
Mike did our uplighting, monogram, and music for our wedding! We couldn't have been happier! He is so attentive and helpful! He shared wonderful ideas and made our night unforgettable! The music and energy was perfect! Out guests loved him too!
Member Since: 12/15/2012
Mike made our wedding AMAZING! We had a blast - both my husband and I joke that we danced more at our own wedding than all the others we've been to this year combined! Mike was wonderful to work with and we loved his enthusiasm! We really appreciated his insight and creativity when we were having difficulty choosing some of our songs, and his suggestions fit our personalities so well. We were very impressed with how much he wants to know his clients and cares about their visions. Most of all, he made sure our wedding was OUR day and triple checked that everything was absolutely perfect. The party would not have been nearly the same without him -- if you're still DJ searching, look no more! Call Mike ASAP!!
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Music Man Entertainment - DJ Mike Garrasi
"When you're ready to have the time of your life during your wedding reception and throughout the entire planning process - contact a Trusted Wedding Professional - DJ Mike Garrasi" Great Music & Event Coordination. Bose Sound System. Monogram, Up Lighting & Video Presentations are available!
- Music Types: 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Big Band/Swing, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Disco, Hip-Hop, Indian, International, Jazz, Latin, Oldies, R&B, Soul, Top 40/Pop, Variety
- Specialties: Ceremony DJ, Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Coordination Services, Lighting, MC Services, Uplighting
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013