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A.D. Entertainment

Gladstone, Oregon, Clackamas

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‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
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A.D. Entertainment

Gladstone, Oregon, Clackamas

(37)
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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Hi! I've DJ’d hundreds of weddings (ceremonies and receptions), parties and corporate evenst and therefore know just what to do (including emceeing and coordinating the particulars of your event) and the right songs to play to make your event great.

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Reviews (37)

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K
8 February 2018

Dennis was the DJ for our wedding yesterday and I could not have been more pleased with his work. In addition to the songs we picked ourselves Dennis made wonderful song selections that got everyone on their feet to dance. Dennis truly went above and beyond for us and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a DJ/Band. Thank you so much Dennis, our big day wouldn't have been the same without your help! More...

A
8 February 2018

Dennis was great, he played exactly what Katy and everyone else wanted to hear. He knew exactly what everyone was in the mood for and kept the whole party dancing. He also played fun songs where everyone participated. Dennis was great and I would recommend him to everyone. More...

K
8 February 2018

Good Morning Dennis,
I just want to say thank you, one more time, on behalf of the Entertainment Solutions team and myself. We can’t thank you enough for working flawlessly with us. The 2013 Rock N Roll Portland 1/2 Marathon was an absolute success! Sitting in the lead vehicle I was able to get great feedback about your stage from my employees as well as some of the runners and stage managers!
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J
8 February 2018

Dennis, Thank you for the great entertainment and for a fantastic New Year's Eve celebration.

C
8 February 2018

Dennis did a Firefighter Banquet for me. The crowd was a little shy but he knew what to play to get the party going. He is professional, courteous, and a bargain for the caliber he is. We had such a fun party and Dennis was a huge part of that. We will use him again in the future and you will not be disappointed if you do.
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W
8 February 2018

We had a wonderful time and we know it is partly because you were there playing music for us constantly!
It was so nice to not have worries about when to start the different pieces of ceremony music. Thank you for all your helpful suggestions throughout the evening also! Since we had never done anything like this before, we really had no idea what to expect. Everything was perfect and we know we owe it in part to your expertise! Thanks again...we will be quick to recommend you to others we know!
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D
8 February 2018

Dennis set a great atmosphere both for dinner and dancing (and everything in between!!!). He has a great sense of the crowd and is phenomenal at playing the sax. He also kept the party rockin by bringing out both the young and the old to the dance floor. It was a complete pleasure to meet and work with Dennis. He made our wedding day extra special.
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S
8 February 2018

Thank You again for dj'ing the party. You were a total hit. I would be happy to be a reference for you if anyone should ask.

K
8 February 2018

Dennis did a great job getting people on the dance floor. The people at my venue said that they'd never seen that many people out on the dance floor in that venue before. (And without alcohol!) We really enjoyed having Dennis at our event. His songs were clean and fun!"
Kristin McMullan, Multnomah University
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M
8 February 2018

Dennis was really wonderful. Knew the crowd, and played the perfect music. 70's, 80's, 90's and today! All party attendee's raved about the quality and song choice. Special addition to the evening was Dennis singing the tune from the band he was in who had that hit (The Tokens) "The Lion Sleeps Tonight!" WOW. Such a fun time was had by all! Thanks Dennis you really made our party a super success!
MaryBeth Cruz, Birthday party
Co-ordinator
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D
8 February 2018

Dennis, Thanks for making the reunion such a wonderful experience. I will definitely give you rave reviews for future reunion events. You made the reunion! Thanks!
Arlene O'Brien, Reunion
Co-ordinator
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S
8 February 2018

We had our first call today to get ready for the Komen Race for the cure, and one of the first questions was “Do we get to have the same DJ”? The group was absolutely thrilled with your level of service and help that we are hoping you are available again."
Sue Dionne, Wells Fargo
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R
8 February 2018

“I’ve never seen them have such a great time!”
Rachel Torchia, Event Coordinator, Northwest Academy Prom

T
8 February 2018

Absolutely worth every penny. Dennis is a lot of fun and did a great job." A woman at the event also said, "He's the best DJ ever! "
Tom Weiss, Groom, Portland Yacht Club
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S
8 February 2018

We originally planned to set up a stereo with an iPod playing for the reception. We didn't think anyone would really dance anyway. I am so glad we hired Dennis Marcellino to DJ instead. He had almost everyone out of their seats and dancing - my husband and I were a little shocked. He was great at keeping everything running smoothly and made sure fun was had by all. He even sang “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” since he was a member of the band the hit belonged to, The Tokens! He also played the saxophone, which was a nice combination with the recorded music.
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V
8 February 2018

"Dennis, I wanted to thank you so much for your patience and the fabulous job you did. I had a fantastic time and I especially enjoyed the saxophone. I used to go out dancing every weekend. That was three years ago, so I was overdue to be on the dance floor. You still have a great singing voice and a wonderful speaking voice for your job. I will recommend you to whomever I can. Martin and I were very pleased with your services:0)"
Sincerely Mr. and Mrs. Hanson.
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M
8 February 2018

Thank you for your help making the wedding go so smoothly last week. We really appreciated all that you did... The saxophone gave it an original touch. .. I loved it!!! Also you are an incredible DJ who got everyone on the dance floor.

Thank you kindly... It wouldn't have been such a hit without you!!

I can tell you love what you do. We really appreciated your services. Have a great summer. Thanks again!

Sincerely,
Micaela and George 7/1/16
(This was especially pleasing because she initially said that she thought that there wouldn't be any dancing.)

Dear Dennis,
I just want to thank you for making the wedding flow so smoothly. We really appreciate your skill, experience and personality. You know exactly what songs to play. And we loved the saxophone!
(A Thank You card mailed to me by the bride in August 2016)
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E
3 November 2013

Dennis was a great DJ, he was ready for every genre we could have wanted and made sure well before the wedding (even though he was given short notice) that he had his whole schedule and list of songs set up, whether we or the officiant needed a mic, what songs or genres we would like for every part of the wedding, etc. He even brought his sax and played on request. We originally didn't plan to have a DJ but we are very glad we did. We would recommend him to anyone and everyone planning a wedding (or any other DJ'ed event) More...

V
21 October 2013

Dennis, I wanted to thank you so much for your patience and the fabulous job you did. I had a fantastic time and I especially enjoyed the saxophone. I used to go out dancing every weekend up until I met Martin. That was three years ago, so I was overdue to be on the dance floor. You still have a great singing voice and a wonderful speaking voice for your job. I will recommend you to whomever I can. Everyone that attended commented on how good you were. Martin and I were very pleased with your services:0) Sincerely Mr. and Mrs. Hanson. More...

R
21 October 2013

In addition to being a tremendously attentive and flexible DJ, who adjusts his playlist to match the room and mood, Dennis offers a lot that other DJs cannot compete with. As a member of award winning bands, and an absolutely amazing sax player, Dennis adds that "extra something" to really make the event memorable. He really added an additional level of class and novelty to our evening. I don't know if there are better DJ experiences out there, but I can't imagine anyone being disappointed with Dennis. More...

K
13 October 2013

Dennis was helpful in the planning of our event as well as being prompt and professional at the party. He did a great job maintaining the tone and excitement of the event. Everyone had a great time dancing and singing along. This was money well spent because the teens got to hear what they wanted and we the parents didn't have to supervise too closely or (heaven forbid) actually listen to their music! Thanks Dennis! More...

S
1 October 2013

Everyone enjoyed Dennis. He got everyone up on their feet, right at the first song. He took requests and played them promptly, allowed guests to sing. Overall, everyone had a great time. Thank you Dennis! More...

P
19 September 2013

Everything was as planned and promised...thank you

D
17 September 2013

"Dennis was such a pleasure to work with. He did exactly what we asked of him and was such a professional and clearly knows his music.
If I need a DJ for future events he would be the person I would go to. Great job by Dennis!"
- Denise S.
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J
15 September 2013

Dennis did a great job working with some unexpected changes. He's really great on the sax too!

B
5 September 2013

I am an employee of Meriwether National Golf Course. We've done hundreds of weddings here and I've never seen the dance floor so packed and the crowd have such a good time as the night Dennis was the DJ.

J
27 August 2013

Overall Satisfaction: 5 stars





"Dennis did a great job! He was very easy to work with and the party was a great success due to his music selections, karaoke and live entertainment that he provided. Thanks!"
- Jenny R.

K
27 August 2013

Dennis was exceptionally professional and arrived right on time. He
was very in tune with what it was we wanted, and if in doubt, would

ask for clarification. We especially liked his pre-event sheet, which
he requested for us to complete in advance, describing what it was we
needed from him. The DJ, good or bad, can either make or break your
party. Dennis made our event a great party and we would recommend him
to anyone who needs a DJ."
- Kathy B.
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A
20 August 2013

Dennis was a great DJ for our wedding. He was quick to respond to questions and gave good feedback with out playlist. His setup and dinner music selection (which we left to him) was spot on. Worked and adjusted well with our MC.

Our only complaint was that he was a little later getting to the event the day of than we would have liked but given how remote our location was and the fact that two of my groomsmen got lost it wasn't a big deal.

Overall Dennis is HIGHLY recommended as a DJ for any event.
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D
20 August 2013

Dennis was so friendly and played the different kinds of music we asked and was very gracious about special requests at the event. I highly recommend his services.

S
19 August 2013

I highly recommend Dennis. He knows his music - gave suggestions, used ours, took requests and was a total hit. He got right back to me when I requested a quote. Totally will use him again!

R
19 August 2013

Dennis did a great job for us. He was very accomodating, and made sure to keep in contact with us during the event. He was very professional and we would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ.
Richard and Char Murray.

S
19 August 2013

Each year our company hosts a huge bash to kick off the Susan G. Koem Race for the Cure...
Every year when we begin our planning stages, the team asks "Will Dennis be goining us this year? " or, " Will we get to have the same DJ?"

The group was absolutely thrilled with your level of service and help that we are hoping you are available again.
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C
19 August 2013

"Dennis was very accommodating and made the event a lot of fun, especially for our family. Thank you Dennis!!! :) "
- Cindy P.

C
18 August 2013

He played all the music we asked and was open to schedule changes. But we didn't get wireless mics for the ceremony. All in all he was great

D
15 August 2013

"Dennis set a great atmosphere both for dinner and dancing (and everything in between!!!). He has a great sense of the crowd and is phenomenal at playing the sax. He also kept the party rockin by bringing out both the young and the old to the dance floor. It was a complete pleasure to meet and work with Dennis. He made our wedding day extra special." More...

A
11 August 2013

Thanks for an awesome reception Dennis!! You are an excellent DJ!! :-)

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Q&A

Having done around 50 events per year, I know the exact songs that get people excited and dancing. And this includes all styles and eras.

I only play songs that are really popular and really good for dancing. But if a client were to request songs that aren't popular or good for dancing, I usually play those during dinner (unless otherwise requested).

Making the crowd and the clients happy :-) And I do this by knowing what they want ahead of time, which they fill out in my Event Preferences forms.

I used to have one of the most popular live casuals bands in Los Angeles. But when I moved to Portland in 1990, agents encouraged me to be a DJ. I think that was a good move because I think that people like to hear songs exactly as they were recorded.

Because I'm VERY experienced and a crowd pleaser (see my reviews). I'm a good MC as well as DJ, covering all the events at weddings for instance, so that the bride and groom can just have a good time, knowing that all the traditional wedding things that they choose on my Preferences forms are taken care of. I also offer the options of Karaoke (over 28,000 songs) and live music (I've had an internationally bestselling CD as a sax player, plus I was a member of the band who had the hit The Lion Sleeps Tonight, which I sing. All three of those options can be seen in my video demo).