With twenty years experience, I bring a passion for excellence to my events. Weddings, parties, and weekly trivia shows keep my schedule full. I am located in Boston, but will travel throughout New England upon request. Please give a call, send an email, or come out to see me for more information on my services.
We also offer uplighting!
So many details go into planning the perfect event. The right disc jockey does make the party. See my preferred vendors page to insure excellence in photography, catering, planning, floral design and venues.
Thanks to MassRealty for the write-up!
We had a fantastic time! Several of the guests kept complimenting us on the music and your work. They were especially pleased they could still carry on converstations during dinner since the music was set a a reasonable volume. The “older” folks thought it was fantastic that you played music from their generation. I danced so much I lost 2 lbs!! Absolutely fantastic that you played that cheeky recessional song all the way while everyone exited for cocktail hour.
All this speaks to your professionalism and skill. We couldn’t be happier!Wyndham Beacon Hill2015-10-10
We can’t wipe the smiles off of our faces! It was seriously the most perfect night and I honestly cannot put into words how amazing of a DJ you are. You were by far the best and most responsive vendor throughout this entire process and you totally made the night. I don’t think I’ve ever danced (or sweat) as much as I did on Saturday. So many of our guests came up to us during and after the reception asking me how I found you because you were so freakin’ amazing. Song after song after song. It was like you knew our perfect playlist. When we get back we will certainly post on Yelp, Wedding Wire, the Knot, make a TV ad, drop notes from the sky about how great you are. We lucked out when we found you on Yelp and I hope others do too.
You are the best! Rock on!Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center2015-10-03
Michael was absolutely the best wedding DJ we could have asked for. Even our venue (that does about 50-60 weddings a year and is a full time music venue) said he was by far one of the best DJ’s they have ever had the privilege to work with. He did the music for our ceremony, appetizer hour, dinner, and dancing. He played all our must plays, stayed away from all of our do not plays, and had our dance floor packed all night. He even announced Big Papi’s 500th home run during our reception (after checking with us of course), and worked with the maid of honor/ best man to provide the perfect musical accompaniment to their slideshow speeches. More than just being a great DJ he is also a great guy; super personable and very professional. Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for the perfect DJ for their big day!Stone Mountain Arts Center, Maine2015-09-12
Thank you so much for following up with us! We were super happy with how everything went during our wedding and wouldn’t have changed anything about it. We thought you did a great job throughout the evening. It was very considerate of you to check-in with us periodically to make sure everything was running smoothly. Also, you were one of the most responsive vendors that we had, so that was greatly appreciated (as you can imagine how stressful the whole process can be).
We were planning to write reviews soon on yelp too, but please feel free to use our comments above if you’d like on your website or for future reference.
Thanks again for helping to make our special day so wonderful.Lake Pearl Luciano’s, Wrentham2015-09-22
You were amazing! You surpassed my huge expectations! I was so impressed. No one ever stopped dancing. Thanks so much for everything and for being part of our special day! I will be your new spokesperson recommending you to anyone and everyone! Is there somewhere I can write a stellar review!!!?? Also, meant to respond sooner, but we went right on our honeymoon!
Love your biggest fan,
LeighWalpole Country Club2015-08-05
Thank you for the incredible job you did with the reception. You nailed it! Everything was perfect and we were beyond happy to see guests of all ages out on the dance floor.
We could not have been happier with how you ran everything. Thanks to you, everyone had a great time- guests are still reaching out to us, almost 3 weeks later, to tell us how much fun they had!
We will definitely be encouraging anyone looking for a DJ to contact MCO Productions!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Alyse & MikeButternut Farm Golf Club, Stow2015-7-11
I think you just read my mind as I was about to send you an email thanking you for such an incredible time!!! The emails following the wedding were priceless from many being extremely sore from dancing! I cannot wait to see the pictures and the videos. You guys went above and beyond! You made our day even more special!!!! I wish we could have kept on going that evening! Don’t be surprised if you hear from me in the future and I am already recommending you to newly weds or anything interested in a dj. Thank you again for everything!!! Especially the cd, perfect touch! I love listening to it and reminiscing! Also, thank you for the recommendation of Sean. We cannot wait to see what he caught on video…god help us! ha.
Jackie and JohnWentworth By The Sea, New Castle, NH2013-10-19
Thank you so much for an INCREDIBLE party…. it was amazing – the music was awesome – seriously the entire night was so perfect. We are so appreciative! Have you ever had a wedding where the dance floor LITERALLY was movingHilton Back Bay2013-10-05
Hi Michael –
Thanks to both you and Alex for everything on Saturday! You went above and beyond our expectations and really helped make everything go so smoothly. We had a great time and our guests had a ball as well! As for feedback, the music at dinner was great and right on theme with what we had hoped for. You made all the announcements needed and no more, which was exactly right. For the dancing, I liked how you kept the good songs rolling – playing extended cuts for the ones everyone was grooving to. I feel bad that we were being pulled every which way so didn’t get to dance to some of our must plays. But that happens at weddings. All in all, the best comment is that you were very responsive before hand when we were planning everything and nervous about everything coming together, and then it was very apparent that you listened to everything we had asked for because we got exactly what we wanted. Thank you very much. Can’t say enough. We will post our review on the Knot and on Wedding Wire.
Cindy and DanBradley Estate, Canton2013-09-28
We had a great time and you were awesome! We will definitely be recommending you to everyone :)
SarahDennis Inn, Dennis2013-09-21
I can’t thank you and Brett enough for the incredible, INCREDIBLE job that you did on August 10th. Everyone had an absolute blast, and we got LOTS of extremely positive comments about you and Brett (as expected!). The only thing that I would have done differently (and the crowd didn’t allow it!) would have been to incorporate more slow songs. With that said, you did EXACTLY what I would have done (even though I just said I “would have done it differently!” I simply wish that there were fewer “animals” there! Ha! We had a bunch of dancers, and you read the crowd perfectly!
Truly an A+ night…I just LOVE Gibbet Hill!
Again, thank you so much for your tremendous hard work on my behalf. It was truly the perfect night!
Best wishes! Have a great day,
Jen FoisyGibbet Hill, Groton2013-08-10
Thank you so much for everything! It’s hard for me to express how easy and painless you’ve made this process for us. Our friends had such a great time and they loved the music. You’ve got my parents and in-laws up and dancing–that’s no easy feat.
A quick email is so insufficient in expressing how grateful we are to you. But I just wanted to say thank you!
Lynn + EdwardState Room, Boston2013-07-05
Thanks so much for making our wedding day a very exciting day for us!
Great music is an essential element to any celebration and the music you and Brett played was absolutely the best.
You got people off their seats and I truly appreciate making my special day one that i did not expect. Bob was so excited and it was wonderful to see so many people having so much fun.
I would recommend you to anyone.
Thanks so much for your great work !Highlands Country Club, Grafton2013-06-30
My wedding was the greatest night of my life. It was SO perfect.
The double icona pop was something out of a DREAM. One of my bridesmaids put on facebook, that the last 10 minutes of Chris and Lauren’s wedding must be what heaven is like – HA!
I loved the music, it was EXACTLY right for my crowd. I felt like the dance floor was always full! A lot of Chris’ friends were already married and they all said we had the best DJ and I have to agree. : ) I don’t have any negative feedback. I am glad we met in person twice before the wedding. I would recommend that to any bride and groom, show up at Donohue’s a little early and just chat.
Thanks again for everything! We will see you in Watertown soon! LaurenPierce House, Lincoln2013-06-29
The whole day completely exceeded our expectations and we really cannot thank you enough. The music and the order of the songs were beyond perfect – I may be a little biased, but I swear it was the best dance party of any wedding I’ve been to :) All of our friends and family have been saying it was such a great party, which, as you may remember from our meeting last summer, was one of my top priorities. I feel so lucky that my mom met you and connected us.
I hope our paths cross in the future too – I’ll definitely be recommending you my friends and family in Boston!
All my best,
BethNew England Aquarium2013-06-15
Thanks again, Michael!
We just got back from our honeymoon and we haven’t been able to stop thinking about how much fun the wedding was! A huge part of that was due to the amazing music you guys played all night long. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a party where that many people stayed on the dance floor as long as they did, or had as much fun dancing! So great! Thanks for working in some of our sillier requests too – I’m sure you’ve never played “Man I Feel Like a Woman” at a wedding before, but I think you now know why that was such a critical selection! :)
Everyone we’ve talked to raved about the music, and we so appreciate the time and effort you put into the evening! We’d be happy to leave you a glowing recommendation online too if there’s a site you’d prefer. Maybe Wedding Wire? Let us know!
KatieWhitney’s Inn, Jackson, NH2013-03-23
Hi Michael, (& Brett!)
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! We had such a great time at the wedding and thought the music was fantastic. The songs you played during dinner were exactly what we were hoping for….it was all the music we like but also appropriate for a wedding/big crowd at the same time. And I felt like there was never a dull point, once people started dancing it just kept on going right to the end! I feel like you made sure to play songs for all generations yet it never felt old or cheesy. You really did such a great job and I will definitely recommend you to people in the future. You exceeded our expectations! Thanks again for everything, and I hope you have an amazing 2013!
Nicole & SteveTewksbury Country Club2012-12-31
Rob and I cannot thank you enough for such a wonderful night!! The music was so perfect and exactly what we were hoping for….. keeping people on the dance floor having a blast! So many people came up to Rob and I saying everything was perfect and you absolutely were an integral part of that. We are more than happy to provide a stellar reference. I am the 2nd out of my sisters and friends to get married so we will be recommending you to everyone we know.
Caroline and RobOmni Parker Hotel, Boston2012-12-29
We wanted to Thank you for making our dream wedding come true. We had a blast. All my friends are getting married and looking for a kick ass Dj . Your going to be very busy this summer. They are all doing it at the right time of year unlike the Fitz’s. Thank again
SarahThree Chimney’s Inn, Durham, NH2012-12-15
Thank you for making our wedding amazing! We got so many comments from our guests about how great the DJ was! You and Alex were AWESOME!!! You guys did an amazing job even with a crowd that didn’t want to dance, you managed to get them up there and you were so in tune with what we wanted, even when my dad and I were on the dance floor doing to Polish folk dance and I was SOOOO out of breath, all I had to do was look at you and you knew to cut the song a little shorter. You guys knew the timing better than I did and made very helpful suggestions about moving up the cake cutting. I mean seriously I knew you would be good when we hired you but you were truly great and exceeded even my high expectations, which is no easy task! We will definitely recommend you to our friends and if there is somewhere where I can write a review to help your business grow even more (although I doubt you needed it!), please let me know and I would be more than happy to do it!Warren Conference Center, Ashland2012-12-08
You guys did an amazing job and exceeded our expectations. In fact pretty much everything did from the Lenox, the dragon dancers, right through the end of the night. Wish we could do it all again next weekend!
I really do not have any criticism for you guys. You played all the songs we wanted and I loved the songs you added. You moved everything along at a great pace and allowed the wedding to be the show. That was the main reason we chose you because that is how you were described in your Yelp reviews. Then when we met you had such a laid back and chill personality, we knew you would be a great fit. I’ve been to too many weddings where the DJ is so corny and wants to get out in front and be part of the show.
So thank you for helping make our wedding so special. Glad you had fun too. I’ll be sure to get on Yelp and add to your already glowing reviews!
Matt McCarthyLenox Hotel, Boston2012-11-10
We loved Michael! From the initial meeting to the last song, Michael went above and beyond to make sure we had exactly what we wanted for music during the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Our ceremony and reception was at the Portsmouth Country Club and he was able to provide ceremony music outside, cocktail hour music in the lower level patio, and reception music upstairs in the ballroom.
He is an excellent MC- Michael helped the whole wedding party (including a frazzled bride and groom at times!) throughout the day with professionalism.
His ability to get a crowd dancing and maintain a fun energy is why I would recommend him to any bride and groom. Many of our guests complimented the DJ and his choice of music throughout the night. The last few songs he had everyone on the dance floor! He will give you complete autonomy of your playlist if you so chose; however we chose to let Michael take the reigns on the music and he did not disappoint!Portsmouth Country Club2016-05-08
Michael was phenomenal. Music was the most important item of the reception for me, and I had very particular requests. Michael played precisely what I envisioned and requested. He also was able to time some songs precisely as I had hoped (i.e.,when we were announced at the reception, cutting the first dance down to a reasonable length of time, etc). I deferred to his expertise for songs at dinner & for dancing, but made some requests for theme and must-play songs, and he made it happen beyond my highest expectations. Michael had by far the most difficult job at my wedding - and I warned him of this - and he was enthusiastic and professional about everything I requested of him. He kept the night moving smoothly and kept the party on the dance floor all night. If music matters to you, or hell even if it doesn't - this is your guy. Hire him NOW before someone else gets to him!!
posted on theknot.comAndover Town House2016-06-04
Michael was recently our DJ at our wedding at the Barn at Gibbett Hill in Groton,MA. We could not have been happier with our decision to have him DJ our wedding! He was professional, classy and a pleasure to work with. He kept the guests dancing all night, and my husband and I never left the dance floor. He played all of our requests, and it's clear he knows what he's doing. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a phenomenal DJ for their wedding!
posted at weddingwire.comGibbet Hill, Groton2016-02-20
Todd + Kristen
Thank you SO much for everything last night! You absolutely KILLED IT and Eddie and I were so thrilled with the music!!! We got a TON of compliments on the playlist and people were living on the dance floor which was 100% the goal, so mission accomplished!!! You were so wonderful to work with and I will definitely be writing you a rave review. Thank you again!!!
Michael O’Neill, DJ’ing since 1988, established MCO Productions in 1996.
Author of The Best Bar Trivia Book Ever: All You Need For Pub Quiz Domination (2014)
University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.A. in Communications, Class of 1995
TD Banknorth Garden – DJ and sound board controller for selected Bruins
and Celtics games.
WBCN, WBOS – Producer, On-air, Promotions
I have DJ'ed events at the following venues:
- Andover Country Club
- Atlantic Beach Club, Newport
- Bar Harbor Hotel, ME
- Bethel Inn, ME
- Bay State Harbor Cruises
- Blithewold Mansion, Bristol, RI
- Boston College
- Boston Harbor Hotel
- Boston Tremont Hotel
- Boston University
- Bourne Farm, Falmouth
- Bradley Estate, Canton
- Brookline Museum of Transportation
- Brookmeadow Country Club, Canton
- Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center
- Centennial Park, Atlanta Olympics
- Century House, Milford
- The Charles Hotel, Cambridge
- Christmas Farm Inn, Jackson, NH
- The Colonnade Hotel, Boston
- Commander’s Mansion, Watertown
- Crane Estate, Ipswich
- Crowne Plaza Boston
- Cyprian Keys Golf Club, Boylston
- Doubletree Guest Suites Boston
- Endicott College, Beverly
- Fairmont Copley Plaza, Boston
- The Flying Bridge, Falmouth
- The Four Seasons, Boston
- Finz, Salem
- Framingham Country Club
- Fruitland Museum, Harvard
- Gamble Mansion, Boston
- Gibbet Hill Farm, Groton
- Great Hall, Fall River
- Hamilton Hall, Salem
- Harvard Club, Boston
- Hawthorne Hotel, Salem
- The Hotel @ MIT, Cambridge
- Hotel Northampton
- Hyatt Harborside, Boston
- Hyatt Regency Cambridge
- Jeremiah Bullfrogs, Atlanta
- Jocks and Jills, Atlanta
- Kalhua Ski Promos, N.E. Resorts*
- Lady Christine, Boston Harbor
- Lake Pearl Luciano’s
- Lantana, Randolph
- Lyman Estate, Waltham
- Marriott Hotels
- Molson Ski Promos, N.E. Resorts*
- Museum of Science, Cambridge
- Nahant Country Club
- New Seabury Country Club, Mashpee
- Norfolk Golf Club, Westwood
- Ocean Cliff, Newport
- Ocean View, Gloucester
- Officer’s Club, Newport
- The Pierce House, Lincoln
- Phoenix Room, Newburyport
- Popponesset Inn, New Seabury
- Provincetown Inn
- Publick House, Sturbridge
- Regis College, Weston
- Rowley Country Club
- Ritz-Carlton, Boston
- TD Banknorth Garden
- The Sail Loft, Cambridge
- Saphire Manor, Sharon
- Shaker Hills, Harvard
- Sheraton Tara, Framingham
- Sheraton Boston
- State Room, Boston
- Sterling Country Club, Sterling
- Stowe Acres Country Club, Stowe
- Symphony Hall, Boston
- Tower Hill Botanical Garden, Worcester
- Tuckerman Hall, Worcester
- Veronique, Brookline
- Wachusett Country Club
- Warren Conference Center, Ashland
- Wayside Inn, Sudbury
- The Weston, Waltham
- Willowdale Estate, Topsfield
- Woburn Country Club
- Wolfers Roost Country Club, Albany
- Woods Hole Golf Club, Falmouth
- Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester
- The World Trade Center, Boston
Clubs and Bars…
- The City Club, Marlborough
- Clery’s, Boston
- Cougan’s Bluff, Boston
- The Harp, Boston
- Hennessy’s, Boston
- Hurricane O’Reilly’s, Boston
- Jose McIntyre’s, Boston
- Kinvara Pub, Allston
- Mass Bay Harbor Cruises
- The Point, Boston
- The Purple Shamrock, Boston
- T’s Pub, Boston
* Molson and Kahlua Ski Promotions:
Attitash / Bear Peak, Bretton Woods, Cannon, Killington, Loon Mountain, Pico, Pats’ Peak, Mount Snow, Ragged Mountain, Sugarbush, Sugarloaf, Sunday River, Wachusett, Waterville Valley, Wildcat
I offer DJ and Master of Ceremony services throughout New England. If I am not available, I am happy to recommend a highly skilled replacement.
Your wedding is a very special day for you, your family and friends. It’s the one day that everything should happen the way you want it to. I am the DJ who will deliver your vision. With over 20 years of experience entertaining different types of crowds, I know exactly what to play for a mixed age group who gets together for a celebration. My specialty is playing what the bride and groom prefer, while staying away from “cheesy” wedding songs and getting everyone dancing. Generally, I only talk on the microphone for introductions and brief announcements, and let the music do the work. That’s my style, low-key but very effective. You tell me what you want, I will give you that.
Whether you envision a traditional wedding or something out of the ordinary, DJ Michael will provide. Your expectations will be surpassed with a little preparation.
Recipe for success…
Preparation… You will need to select your key songs (first dance, cake cutting, etc.). I am happy to provide suggestions at anytime. You should also make a list of songs, artists, or genres of music that you enjoy. This list is not necessary, but it will insure that I play the right mix for you. The form is located in the wedding planner. Once you’ve completed the planner, we will discuss your music selections. Regarding my music collection, I have everything. You may choose whatever songs you like and I will play your selections at the most appropriate time. Most people prefer not to hear ‘cheesy’ music. That’s not a problem. I will create cd’s with your key songs and other requests. They are yours to keep when we’re done, bring them on your honeymoon!
Next, we will go over the order of events, name pronunciations, etc. Once we’ve had this last meeting/conversation, you will have nothing to worry about regarding entertainment. Being prepared makes for a smooth, flawless reception.
On the big day, Michael will arrive early to set-up and coordinate with the facility staff and other vendors. We use top of the line gear that sounds brilliant, but is not obtrusive. We also bring a backup set of equipment that we would use for the ceremony music or cocktail hour, if in a different location. We usually wear dark suits, but will wear tuxedos upon request. We also provide a cordless mic for the toasts that can be made anywhere in the room. The announcements and introductions are rehearsed, tasteful and timely.
The dance portion of the reception is the easiest part. We play a mix of songs that inspire everyone to dance. Songs that people know and love are seemlessy blended together, while adhering to your play/no play lists. Generally, I stay away from the overplayed wedding songs, but again, I will play whatever you want. I am looking to play your requests while maintaining a fun and energetic dance floor. It is not necessary to encourage line dances and games when the right mix of music keeps everyone dancing.
Please contact me about your wedding date. If I am available, I will mail or email you a contract. A deposit of $500 holds the date. We will work out the details in the coming months.
Any questions will be quickly responded to by email, phone call or text at 617.901.7701.
Upon booking, a 3-page Word planner will be emailed to you. Please fill it out, save it, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or print it out, and bring it to our meeting. It should prove to be an invaluable resource toward making the entertainment at your wedding fit your explicit wishes.
We now offer uplighting, which can transform a room or tent to the color(s) of your choosing:
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Whitney Inn, Jackson, NH
The Barn at Gibbet Hill
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Frequently Asked Questions
How many weddings do you DJ in a year? How long have you been doing it?
I work about 30 weddings each year. Most of my business is by
referral. Every wedding I have DJ’ed has been fun, exciting and
unique. My first gig was in high school. I have been DJ’ing weddings
for about 25 years.
If we book our wedding with you, Michael, are we guaranteed that you will be the DJ, and not someone who works for you?
Absolutely, weddings require a great deal of preparation and
execution. I will be there from start to finish.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I use a Denon dual cd/mp3 player and Denon mixer, Crown powered JBL 15' speakers with 18 inch subwoofer, dance and mood lighting, wired and cordless microphones (Shure and Sennheiser). HP computer with Traktor DJ software and controller. Top of the line gear which serves me well. Having the best equipment makes everything sound and look so good.
What kind of music do you have?
Everything. I can provide any song if you let me know in advance. At
the reception, I will bring your pre-made cd’s, about 500 cd’s and
over 100,000 mp3’s. My collection covers just about everything from
the 40’s through today’s newest.
How much of the music can we choose?
Basically, you can design the music program as much as you like. I
will ask you for a list of songs that you want to be played, and a
list of songs you do not want to hear. That will give me a good idea
of what you’re looking for, and I’ll take care of the rest.
Do you put on a show, dancing and talking on the mic?
No. I am not the kind of DJ who dances around, passing out inflatable
music instruments. I play the music you and your guests want to hear,
and let the bride and groom be center of attention. It’s quite easy to
get everyone involved and excited when you play the right music, at
the right time, song after song.
What are your rates?
The fee for a local, five hour reception on a Saturday is $1400. Ceremony service is available, providing for microphones, speaker and music for $200 additional. Travel fees apply in some cases. Uplighting is $500 (with DJ booking). Photobooth is $950.
How do we book you for our wedding?
If the date is open, I will send you a contract and planner. Return
the contract, signed and dated with a $500 deposit made payable to MCO
Productions, and we will work out the details in the coming months.
Keep in mind, my schedule fills up a year in advance during the summer
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes, we have a million dollar policy and certificates are produced upon request.
Please email: email@example.com or call 617.901.7701
If I am available, a meeting may be a arranged, and a contract mailed to you.
A deposit of $500 is required to hold the date. A list of associates will be provided if I am unavailable.