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!
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) http://www.amazon.com/The-Best-Trivia-Book-Ever/dp/1440579474
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.
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.
We now offer uplighting, which can transform a room or tent to the color(s) of your choosing:
Fisher Video Productions
Whitney Inn, Jackson, NH
The Barn at Gibbet Hill
Whim Floral Design
ten penny creative
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.
Absolutely, weddings require a great deal of preparation and execution. I will be there from start to finish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 $400 (with DJ booking). Photobooth is $950.
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 months.
Yes, we have a million dollar policy and certificates are produced upon request.