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DJs in Washington, DC,
(202) 505-2008
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    Carolyn Collins

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  • We hired Marquee Artists for our end-of-March wedding, which we just had to postpone due to the coronavirus outbreak. Up to now, we've had a wonderful experience with Kelton Higgins. In planning, Kelton has been super detail-oriented and communicative, and we were confident we were in good hands thanks to the very detailed google spreadsheet he uses to get every last detail about what we want for our cocktail hour and reception! We enjoyed picking the songs we want to play and speaking with Kelton on a planning phone call. When we decided to postpone our reception for health and safety reasons, we reached out to Kelton and he couldn't have been more understanding and helpful. He is working with us to move our deposits to a future date or provide a refund if our schedules don't align, which is much appreciated! In this time of great uncertainty and stress, working with Marquee Artists and Kelton has been one thing we didn't need to worry about, and for that we are eternally grateful!

    Christina

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  • “HIRE KELTON. HIRE HIM TODAY.” That is exactly what one of my friends said when we realized that the DJ we were considering for our special day (on 12/15/2019) was the same one she and her husband worked with for their wedding! And that’s what I now say to any engaged couples looking for someone who is the perfect combination of professional, organized, and fun. I’ll even break it down for you: PROFESSIONAL: With two weeks to go, we unexpectedly had to change our game plan for the ceremony music, due to a logistical snag with some musician friends who gifted us their talent for the cocktail hour. Kelton didn’t bat an eye and swooped right in, gathering all the music we needed, which included a 19th century Scottish song not very well known on this side of the pond. He even nailed every single pronunciation of every name, asking to have them sent by voice memo so he could honor everyone accurately. Also, during our Father/Daughter dance, my dad got so emotional that he cou... Read more

    Nik Hamilton

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  • I'm not sure what are the appropriate words to properly describe how we feel about Kelton, but one that immediately comes to mind is AMAZING! Everyone had such a great time at our wedding and they are still talking about how good he was, the dance floor was occupied for hours. Kelton blended in quite well with everyone and if you didn't know who he was, you would think he was long time friend. He read the crowd really well and picked music that kept the dance floor busy, we had a really good workout. Kelton was so responsive and easy going throughout the entire process. We loved that he never judged our music tastes, he was totally about us and what we wanted and made sure that we got what we truly dreamed about. I cannot recommend Kelton enough and if we ever are in need of a DJ this is the person we would work with without question.

    Annie Beddoe

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  • Kelton was beyond helpful and responsiveness in the months prior to our wedding. He immediately put us at ease. We had never met him, nor had he done an event at our venue. Meeting him on our wedding day, we immediately felt like friends! Everything went seamlessly and he exceeded our expectation. He is super outgoing and creates a great fun, welcoming vibe. We hope to work with him again!!

    Gloria Nhan

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  • Kelton did exactly what he promised he would do. He delivered excellent music choices, managed on-the-spot changes when the bridal and grooms party decided they wanted their own entrances, took everyone’s request without question, provided up-lights last minute, made a monogram for us, and somehow became the MC for the night when ours went missing. Super professional. Called two nights before the wedding to confirm everything and answers all my questions when I had no idea what they meant. Overall, highly recommended. You will not be disappointed.

    Stephen Kalkbrenner

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  • Kelton was very accommodating. We shared a very specific list of music, and he made it work. When we made a last minute audible, Kelton was able to get the right songs playing and everyone on the dance floor. Much more cost effective than a band, and just as fun!

    Joanne

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  • Kelton was amazing! He was a communicative and active participant in the planning of the music and the announcements at my daughter’s wedding on March 9. Kelton provided an extensive list of potential songs to play in a shared Google Document with columns for “play” and “do not play” which was great. Also, I was impressed that he attended the walk through of the Whittemore House a month prior to the wedding, asking pertinent questions of the Whittemore staff about the placement of various things and how best to provide the sound amplification that would be needed.  He provided wireless mics which worked really well for the toasts. Kelton did a great job as the master of ceremony and his mix of the selected music was fun and fabulous. He had the crowd dancing, rocking to the music. Many of the older folks told me that they hadn’t danced in years but were having lots of fun doing so then. Having him on our wedding team instilled so much confidence in me, my daughter and n... Read more

    Natasha Khanna

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  • From the beginning, our primary goal for our wedding was for it to feel like one big party. A crucial part of any party is the music and Kelton knocked it out of the park! We had some complicated requests with different songs played at set times and incorporating both Brazilian and Indian music to reflect my husband and I's cultural backgrounds. Kelton handled all our requests perfectly, we got a ton of compliments on the music and the dance floor was packed all night long. Kelton was responsive, easy going and a pleasure to work with from start to finish. I'd enthusiastically recommend him to anyone looking for a DJ!

    Elizabeth Holcombe

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  • You will not be disappointed with your experience if you decide to go with Kelton. He is responsible, goes the extra mile (went to my venue TWICE before the big day to test sound equipment and make sure he had everything he needed), was super organized and willing to play music we wanted to hear. He had FUN during our wedding which encouraged others to have fun, and really kept the party going. He uses a Google Doc so you can basically tell him exactly what you are looking to listen to, so you are in complete control! My fear with a DJ in general is that they would be on the mic too much and be cheesy in general-- not Kelton. He is respectful, did what I asked of him, and a "normal" dude who just loves what he does. Of all of my vendors, Kelton was the most responsive and easy to work with. I really enjoyed my experience with him and would HIGHLY recommend him to others and use him in the future if we ever have a need! Thank you Kelton!

    Marilyn Turner

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  • Kelton is the BEST! He DJ'd our wedding earlier this month and we are still smiling with the memories of much fun we had on the dance floor. Kelton was a pleasure to work with-he is incredibly responsive to questions, joined us for two sites and walked us through all the sound equipment needs (from the ceremony, cocktail hour, toasts, to dancing) he would support. Day of, he was on time, did his own set up and made sure our guests were dancing all night long. We wish we could do it all again, and if we did we'd make sure Kelton was available!

    Stephanie

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  • Kelton was recommended to me by one of my girlfriends after he completely rocked a wedding she attended. He is extremely organized, has exceptional communication skills, is patient, and is just a genuine nice person. Everyone from our 21 month old flower girl to my great aunt were having a blast on the dance floor. The dancing only stopped because the wedding ended. He really is an expert at mixing up the song selection. He also helped my Matron of Honor execute a special song cue in her speech - It was such a surprise and was perfectly timed. I had such an amazing night and am so grateful I had the opportunity to work with Kelton.

    Sari

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  • Kelton was a wonderful DJ - the music he played was exactly what we wanted, and he was kind and responsive to requests from our guests. Many friends commented during and after the wedding on how great the music was. Leading up to the wedding, Kelton was incredibly organized and responsive. He made it a priority to meet with us in person and have calls to sort out final details. He provided an easy to use electronic spreadsheet for us to note the types of songs that we liked - the process of working on it was very helpful for making decisions about the kind of wedding we wanted. Most importantly, Kelton has lots of positive energy, which was comforting during the more hectic periods leading up to the reception. Hiring him was one of the best vendor choices we made and we'd recommend him without any caveats.

    Rachael

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  • DJ Kelton, without question, was among the best decisions we made for our wedding ceremony. Calm, competent, and with a true passion for music, he did a fantastic job, and drove the dancefloor like a maestro. There. Was. So. Much. Dancing... Because Kelton knows how to read a crowd. It was an incredible time, for young and old alike, and we didn't have to worry about a thing. His excellent communication skills and admirable level of preparation for our wedding were evident throughout the process. He made us feel comfortable, and clearly worked to give us exactly what we wanted. The real magic is that he was able to do so based on minimal input from us. We provided a handful of must-plays, and he took it from there... And crushed it. If you're in the process of deciding on wedding music, do what we did, and grab a coffee with Kelton. Your guests will thank you for it later.

    Anya

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  • Marquee Artists had Kelton Higgins available for my wedding date, and he is a fantastic DJ! I've known of him since the awesome Fatback dance parties, and was thrilled to book him for my wedding. He had the crowd rocking the dance floor! He was also organized and responsive to e-mails, and did a great job editing our first dance song - things you definitely want in a wedding DJ! And he was totally game to play a bunch of Russian songs, which was a highlight for my family (the other DJs I spoke with were hesitant for some reason, but not Kelton, he was all in!). If you like to have a good time, I highly recommend him for your wedding!

    C.

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  • Thanks to Chau of Marquee Artists, our recent wedding in Frederick, Maryland went without a hitch. We received numerous compliments from our friends about the music. It was spot on and exactly what we were hoping for plus more. Aside from a great music selection and live mixing, Chau was an integral part of the wedding overall as a MC. He went above and beyond his "lane" and participated in much of the logistics of the evening as well (e.g., directing guests where to go after the wedding, coordinating the timing of the introductions). Finally, Chau was super flexible. My wife and I gave our own vows, and we were originally planning not to use a microphone, but decided (in the middle of the ceremony) that guests would be able to hear it better if we used a microphone. I simply picked up one of the handheld microphones, and although it was not planned, Chau went with it and made sure the audio worked flawlessly. Overall, I would recommend Chau to others without reservation.
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