27th November 2010
Maggianos, Schaumburg IL
Thank you Kevin and your team for a fantastic bat
mitzvah party for our girls. The people cannot stop raving about how well
you kept everyone engaged and participating without even being over the top
as many MCs tend to be. The kids were having such a great time during the
cocktail hour that the adults could not resist joining in - first time I see
that happen at a Chicago event!! Hats off to you. You are the consummate
professional and we are extremely happy that we took the chance to bring you
in from out of state - you did exactly as you promised and delivered like a
champion. And the montage you created was amazing. Thanks for everything.
You are 110% recommended by us.
Bat Mitzvah Review
Kevin and his staff were excellent. Everyone
had a great time. He has a great stage presence.
Everyone loved his accent. His light show was
outstanding, better than promised and he kept the
adults and kids busy all night. He gave us his
recorded introductions and candle lighting ceremony
on disc at the end of the evening. We were also
impressed with his knowledge of how a Bat Mitzvah
should be run. Thanks again Kevin. Beth and Doug
Home Telephone Number: 585-249-0003
Email from the father of
the above client Doug Ring
Yes, it is
true.......you are, indeed, the "PREMIER DJ" and I will
never forget how you added such a
wonderful dimension to the success of Samantha's Bat Mitzvah! You and
your crew were fantastic in every way!
was captivating and, as an entertainer, you had the entire party in the
palm of your hand. Mario's staff is still talking about your performance
as being beyond anything that they have ever
been in the restaurant & banquet business for decades!
attendance will be talking about Samantha's party for years to come!
I am proud to
have had the opportunity of working with you
( the unexpected "OLD DOG"
Grandpa YMCA routine) and spending a marvelous evening with you. I wish
that we had more time to spend with you, but one never knows what the
future will bring.
The next time
you are in Rochester, please let me know and I would enjoy hearing from
stay in touch and I wish you continued good fortune.
Great job, both kids and adults enjoyed the
entertainment and good music.
Kids were well kept appropriately occupied with
games that they really
seemed to enjoy. Have already referred you to
I have to say that Kevin Colangelo Premiere Disc Jockeys LLC
was incredible! As an event planner myself, I can truly
appreciate all of the time, effort and detail he put into my
Starting with all of the planning: his willingness to drive
for meetings down to Binghamton (an hour from his office),
his easy access via. email, and his great suggestions for
making the event as upbeat and memorable as possible - he is
a true expert at what he does. (and we even had a little
British humor wrapped in to it all...)
Kevin was truly the Master of Ceremonies for our son's Bar
Mitzvah, took charge and made the event run so smoothly that
my husband and I could enjoy the evening without worrying
about the details.
Kevin worked very well with our caterer, our videographer,
photographer and our Temple caretaker and he was
instrumental in making the flow of the evening work well for
His staff, his DJ and the two young men "motivator" dancers
were extremely professional and really did the job they were
hired to do. The dancers really engaged the kids and kept
them having a great time. I heard nothing but positive
comments from my children and the others about how "cool"
they were. Even the adults were commenting about how great
I believe that Kevin went above and beyond what he was hired
to do for our event. Given that he probably does this every
weekend (maybe more than once), he treated our event like it
was the only one -- with his complete attention and care.
Kevin took the time to really personalized the evening to
our family and to my son Noah.
The quality of Kevin's equipment is first-rate, just like he
tells you it is. The lights, the video camera, the bubbles
and the music were amazing and truly high quality. He
created a lovely montage utilizing my photographs, but
taking the time to add in "jazzy" transitions, music and a
cool rock-n-roll theme logo.
The party Kevin created for us was truly geared to all in
attendance - both the adults and the 50+ kids (ages ranging
from 6 - 16). Everyone was up and moving and having a great
time. That is exactly what we wanted. It was truly a magical
night and I thank Kevin for helping to make it that way. I
will absolutely recommend him to others and I hope he is
available for my twin's B'nai Mitzvah in 2011.
We used Kevin for our daughters Bat Mitzvah, and could not
be happier with the our choice. From the first conversation,
Kevin was actively involved, open with advice, and committed
to making the day beyond comparison. The on-line tools
allowed us to preselect songs. The form allowed us to
choreograph and script various parts of the celebration. The
lights, games, bubbles, and prizes made it a wholly
enjoyable day for adults and children. From a parents
perspective, having someone to lead the planning of events
was invaluable! It allowed me to focus on everything else
during the days before, and the day of the event. From the
perspective of my daughter (the only one that really
matters), it was PHENOMENAL. Of all the Bar and Bat
Mitzvah’s she has attended, she felt this was the best DJ
experience by far. She walked away from a special day
feeling like the experience was greatly enhanced by Kevin
and his team, and feeling like there was nothing that could
have been done to make it more special. Above and beyond
simply recommending him to others, I am already decided on
using him for my sons Bar Mitzvah in a few years.
Just wanted to let you know how much fun all our guests had
at my son Peter's Bar Mitzvah...John was great, the music
was hot, and the video montage was very touching...the
dancers did a great job of getting everyone up and moving
and of handing out all the crazy giveaways you suggested we
spice things up with! Your Cup of Life recommendation was a
wonderful, unique way to honor the important people in
Peter's life...to see the smile on my son's face and to
watch him with his buddies on the dance floor was worth
EVERYTHING to me...a week later people are still talking
about what a great night it was...folks commented that it
our celebration was just the right mix of elegance coupled
with hip hip hooray! Thanks for making this important
occasion such a memorable event for us and for all our
friends and family! We knew we came to the right place for a
party done the right way! The time and effort you put into
making personalizing our event is greatly appreciated. We
look forward to other family celebrations in the future with
you guys involved!
New Hartford, New York
Just want to thank you once again for doing such a G R E A T
job a t my daughter Jaydes' Bat Mitzvah.
You know me, I like things out of the ordinary. That is why
I like working with you.
I tell you exactly what I want and you work with me to get
it perfect...and perfect it was!!
You are all great. From your dancers all the way to your
"roadies", whom you were so kind to send outside to help my
cousin into the party. He has MS and his wheelchair was
stuck in his van. You overheard this and sent your helpers
right out to bring him in. We all appreciated that!
The folks at The Oak's Retirement home, where I am
Activities Director also appreciated it when you volunteered
your time to play some music from their era for them. You
even played some of their Jewish music requests for them.
No matter what kind of party I am having, I want you there.
You make my life easier and fun for everyone to enjoy.
Syracuse, New York
I don't have too much time to write now, but wanted to send
you a few
words and thoughts regarding my experience with Kevin
weekend during my daughter's bat mitzvah. I haven't even had
chance to speak to him yet to debrief and thank him. So I
don't mind that I am copying him on this email.
First, Kevin Colangelo is a professional through and
through. The depth of character and experience that he
brings to the occasion are beyond compare. What is even more
surprising given that he has been doing this so many years,
is that he made me feel like I was the only bat mitzvah he
had ever done. He listened to me, he was thoughtful and
compassionate and worked so very hard to create a meaningful
experience for me and my family from the very beginning.
For such a busy person he was very dependable and reliable
with his follow up calls.
It was not necessary to baby sit him and constantly check up
to see how things were progressing. He promised a top grade
and he delivered that and more.
I felt privileged to have him be our DJ and master of
I feel grateful for the thought and effort he brought to the
I didn't have to worry about even the smallest detail - he
thought of everything.
He was careful and surveyed the site prior to the event even
though he has worked there on many occasions. He did not
take even the smallest risk of spoiling our event.
We worked and planned this occasion for two years.
I only needed a few phone calls with Kevin for arrangements
because he was so knowledgeable and efficient. His attention
to every detail both technical and emotional allowed me to
be free of any concerns regarding his end of the deal and
He delivered a first rate experience and all the guests
commented on how well the kids behaved. That was due in
large part to Kevin's brilliant orchestration and
thoughtfulness regarding their interests and needs.
We had over 100 kids - same number of adults so I think his
achievement is even more impressive.
He even went so far as to be so thoughtful and sensitive to
my very close friend's child who has social difficulties.
I asked Kevin if he could allow this child to observe the
technical aspects of the event.
Kevin was receptive to my request and went well beyond the
call of duty. This child (age 11) had the time of his life
and his parents and grandparents glowed the entire time -
not only did his act of kindness change one life but the
after effects will live on as evidenced by the pictures that
his mother so proudly sent to me today.
My friend whose daughter had a bat mitzvah several years ago
summed it up best, she said, if she had had ten children she
would have worked with Kevin Colangelo ten times.
I am a clinical psychologist by training and I can not
emphasize how intuitive and sensitive Kevin was to our
emotional needs regarding this event.
Syracuse, New York
Talk about kick butt parties! I have to say you guys did a
fantastic!!! job...the room looked great with all of your
lighting and special effects...the sound system was
outrageous and the dancers were especially fun (Chad was a
great addition) and of course DJ Kevin was flawless. Our
guests are raving about the whole package...Thank you
soooooo much for putting in so much effort. We would never
plan a Kevin ColangeloLESS party!!
It has been a pleasure working with you Kevin, we'll be in
From the service, to the party, we could not have asked for
a better Bat Mitzvah celebration. Robyn and I have been
involved in running a lot of events over the years and we
always aim at hiring the best people who compliment each
other. We are very thankful to the Carr's who recommended
you as you are clearly one of those people. The caterer
(Franklin Plaza) who has been in business for years and a
very high profile caterer in our area commented that they
have never seen a light show like yours. Your setup also
looked great with all the equipment on stage.
Jessica was thrilled!
We never compare ourselves to others but some of our friends
commented that our party will be hard to compare.
Thanks again and we hope to see you in the future.
Ed and Robyn Marinstein
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