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Jane and Derek May

We had heard rave reviews of Jeff’s wedding services, which made our decision to hire him an easy one! The rumors were true. Jeff was more than a DJ and MC – his suggestions and guidance demonstrated his wealth of insight and experience in creating a seamless, engaging, unique experience for all of our guests (beyond just the music). Jeff nailed it with his creative interactive activities, off-the-cuff jokes (that never crossed the line), and he knows how to read a crowd to keep the dance floor packed. I can’t recommend hiring an MC enough (as opposed to asking inexperienced and unpredictable Uncle Bob to do it).

We were amazed at how quickly Jeff put faces to names for those in our wedding party, and with how he knew everyone’s relationships with each other. Jeff is a pro, and a great person who genuinely cares about you and your wedding. Don’t waste your time hiring anyone else.

Thanks again Jeff,
Jane & Derek

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Taran and Manjot

It’s no lie when people say that the DJ makes or breaks the party – and all we can say is that our guests remained on the dance floor until the lights came on and they were kicked out of the venue.

We should started by mentioning we had a very long & very Indian Wedding for which we couldn’t have picked a better DJ/MC combo.

Jeff went above and beyond the scope of a DJ both in our year-long the planning process and on the day of our wedding– he was on site creating the perfect atmosphere with his extensive knowledge of music for every traditional aspect of our big day from first thing in the morning well into the wee hours of the night.

As an MC he was incredibly interactive keeping all of our family and friends engaged and as a DJ, he was able to read the vibes of everyone and played a multitude of songs to keep the party alive. His ability to fuse Indian and Western music throughout the night with a solid balance of non-stop requests was the key to our happy guests!

We thank DJ Haymaker for allowing us and our family to have one of the best days we’ve experienced, one which our families will talk about for years to come!

Taran & Manjot

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Namika and Matt Demedeiros

We just wanted to thank you for everything you did for us! We felt like you were family. Throughout a crazy wedding planning process, not only did you help and guide us along the way, you made sure we were calm and excited.

Our guests all kept raving about how it was the funnest wedding they have ever been too. And to be honest, it was so much fun for us too! We weren’t stressed out about anything!

You were just as much a part of the wedding as everyone else, and everyone felt like they were your best friend. Our bridal party thoroughly enjoyed how you got to know each and every one of them. You went above and beyond our expectations and we are soooooo glad we went with you.

Our wedding would have not been the same party. For everyone else out there, my husband’s family is Portuguese and I am Indian. Not only was there a difference of cultures but our guests were from all over Canada and the world. We had no idea what kind of music would get our guests on the dancefloor. I figured top 40 since everyone could understand it, but boy was I wrong. The entire dance floor was packed with a mix of top 40, old school wedding, country, and Bhangra!! Jeff knew all the Bhangra songs that would make everyone go to the dance floor, I cannot say enough words about the research he did to make sure our party was a success.

Especially since we hadn’t discussed a single Indian song beforehand. The amount of attention to detail and enthusiasm he had was unparalleled. He is a true definition of a professional in every aspect. Not just your typical DJ. He is the ultimate party man.

Thank you so much Jeff! If we had to do it all over again we would pick you to be our DJ/MC a thousand times!

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Mat and Alison Broschak

My wife and I weren’t even planning on a DJ for our home wedding for about 35 people, but we went to one of DJ Haymaker’s events and we couldn’t call to book him fast enough!

He is extremely personable, outgoing and easy going, but more than anything has an innate understanding of people and an incredible ability to read a crowd. Jeff took a lot of time ahead of the event getting to know my wife and I and our exact needs. He customized all of the little details we needed for our particular event and especially with it being at our home, he gave us a lot of advice so we could have the best flow possible through the day.

Everything in life has a perception of value and having Jeff be such an integral part of our wedding was worth every penny and quite frankly was priceless. Deciding on Jeff’s services was the single best decision we made for our wedding.
He also acted in an MC type capacity for us and did an amazing job with creating a great flow from the ceremony all the way through to the end of the reception. He worked with our minister and vendors for us to have a seamless day that left us with with the most amazing memories.

We truly appreciate everything Jeff did for us and I can’t recommend his skills and services enough.

Thanks again Jeff!

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Cassandra Thomas

DJ Haymaker is always a hit at the YMCA of Okanagan’s annual holiday party. He has been our DJ of choice every year (going on 5 years) because he ensures our staff are active participants in the fun activities, fostering teamwork and above all, laughs! Every year, Jeff comes with new and fresh ideas to make the night one to remember. As the head of our party’s planning committee, I had a lot of game ideas for 2017. Jeff has the ability to balance our wants and needs, as well as provide his expertise to make our game ideas successful. In addition, we always like to throw him curve balls, like this year when we wanted to have a staff support as an MC. Jeff was more than accommodating, providing them with specific direction and tasks, all while making them feel valued and comfortable. His charisma and creativity on the fly make memorable moments that our staff and volunteers talk about for months after the party. With an attendance of over 200 staff and volunteers, we could not pull off this party without him. From all the staff and volunteers at the Y, thank you Jeff!

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