When Natalie and I began planning our wedding, we thought that we could do the music ourselves and simply set up a playlist to be loosely managed by our coordinator/musician. Eventually, we broke and started looking for a DJ to help us create the atmosphere we wanted at our reception. This change in planning was one of the best wedding decisions we made. Tim was recommended to us by a friend and after the first conversation with him, we knew we had hit a home run. Tim immediately took a proactive and involved role on how the music would tie into the event. Tim understood that the event was our big day and when we had an image of how we wanted the event to flow, he worked with us and was able to create what we were looking for. Even more helpful than the creation of our image, was his input to help us find the right music for different parts of the reception when we didn't know what we were looking for. The music could not have complimented our wedding and ceremony any better. Many DJs are able to play the popular songs and get people dancing but Tim was able to read the crowd and understand the transitions between speeches, the first dance, cake cutting and lastly the dance party. I can't imagine how the event would have gone without Tim's help. Tim's understanding of the event was invaluable. However, that is not what guests remember - they remember the dance party. Our party went off. Tim played the right songs at the right times and had the entire party singing Journey and other favorites. Thank god our event was on the ground floor because if there had been anyone below us I believe our jumping would have collapsed a floor. His mix between oldies and the new top hits kept every person in the room interested and dancing the entire time. No age group was ever alienated by a block of music they didn't know or like. He monitored the crowd and played to its energy and desire. Needless to say, our wedding was nothing short of a full-blown dance party by the end, with everyone involved. It took us a good 4 days to get our legs back under us.
Thank you Tim!!!
Love - Jake and Natalie
From start to finish – from our very first meeting to the last dance of the night – Tim was awesome! He was so professional, friendly and overall a joy to work with. He ensured that our wedding day went smoothly and that we had the dance party of our dreams. He set up and ran all of our ceremony music and sound, helped us keep things moving with great tunes through dinner and toasts, and then got everyone – and we mean everyone – on the dance floor for the rest of the night! Tim was wonderful, playing the songs that we requested and also ones that appealed to all of our guests, ages 5 to 95. Many people have told us it was the most fun they have ever had dancing at a wedding. At one point a tambourine entered the scene…followed by a cowbell. Need we say more?! It is clear that Tim loves what he does, but he is not the type of DJ who makes it about him and his show; Tim will go the extra mile to make sure you and your wishes take center stage. Thank you for everything, Tim! We will not soon forget your enthusiasm, hard work, and kindness! Please feel free to pass our contact information on to anyone who has questions about hiring you for their special event.
Jessie and Nathan , married August 10, 2012
...exceeded our expectations! We knew it was only going to be acoustic at Chamber's Landing but you assured us that the music would still be fun and what we asked for. Thank you for all you did to convince us we were getting a superb band. They made the day and we wanted them to stay all night!
September 10, 2011
July 9, 2012
(Voicemail) - "We just got back from our honeymoon two days ago and wanted to follow-up with you to say how much we enjoyed the playing from your band, SOLID GROUND, especially the Hora Medley, that we thought was so incredible! We had the best time ever! I was so excited! I know we talked about you learning the whole medley but we just didn't know how great it would be. You all played wonderfully and everything was perfect. It was really great working with you and Lake Tahoe Entertainment. If you ever need a recommendation, please don't hesitate to call us.
June 3, 2012
We were all so happy with the band, and appreciate all your help in getting the contract together with our changes, taking care of the Irish dancers when they arrived, great musical presentation. I was dancing so much I forgot to sit back and really listen, but I really enjoyed the music, and I know that Rich and Jen enjoyed it a lot too. Thank you for everything. I wish I had taken more time to introduce myself to the rest of the band and to let you all know how good you sounded. We really enjoyed it all and felt that you were very professional in every way. Thank you for making our wedding reception a huge success!! Kim Stephenson (mother of the bride)