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Ceremony Music and Bands and DJs in Portland,
(503) 515-3559
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    User2356405

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  • We were lucky to have John handle our music needs for our wedding last June. One of our other vendors had actually recommended John after having worked with him in the past (and John also DJ'ing at their wedding), and he was simply amazing! He is a singer, DJ, and a great facilitator and played a huge role in making our wedding a success. Throughout the planning process, I worked with both Amanda, the assistant, and John, and they were both super responsive and very helpful in my music selection, etc. A month later, we're still receiving compliments about having John as a DJ and would recommend to any couple planning for their perfect wedding!

    Caitlin

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  • It was delightful to work with John Ross! We hired Michael Blake as our ceremony musician and DJ. The music he played on the guitar during the ceremony and cocktail hour was absolutely perfect. As a DJ he played a perfect mix of songs we requested and had a great sense of what would get people dancing. The dance floor was packed through the very last song. His personality and demeanor was laid-back and very professional. I would recommend him wholeheartedly!

    Holly

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  • John Ross was a pleasure to work with! Selecting the music for the ceremony and reception was one of the most difficult tasks for me because I have very specific taste in music. I really appreciated the fact that John supported all levels of involvement. He offered excellent suggestions and also let us customize our experience as much as we wanted. In the end, we elected to have John play live with a violinist for the ceremony and also serve as the DJ for the reception. All aspects of the evening were planned out ahead of time thanks to John’s pro-activeness. The evening progressed according to plan without any hiccups. I highly recommend John for both a live musician and DJ!

    Emmy

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  • John helped to make our wedding day so incredibly special. He was professional, fun, easy to work with and very talented. We would refer anyone to him for any event! He really exceeded our expectations ~ We are so grateful for his services. Emmy & Ed Connell

    Nikki

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  • John Ross (himself) played live guitar for our ceremony and cocktail hour and then was our DJ/master of ceremonies for the reception. John is freaking awesome! He is super chill and nice that you feel more like friends when you meet him. He was very flexible and accommodating to our music requests (we had a lot, and very specific ones). He even offered to learn new songs to perform at our ceremony which we very much appreciated. His sense of humor, amazing talent, and experience kept the party alive at our wedding. I had so many guests comment to us on how awesome our DJ was and how our wedding was the most fun wedding they had ever been too, which I think is in large part to John and the music.

    Christine

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  • John kept the party going. He rolled with all the punches of the entire day. Anything we asked for or changed last minute he went with, very flexible plus he has a amazing voice. So glad that I found him. I would highly recommend him to anyone getting married.

    User2008486

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  • John Ross himself provided the ceremony music (live), cocktail hour music (live), dinner music (DJ), performed the first dance song live, and was the dance DJ. All of my guests were very impressed, and I loved the fact that John is willing to learn any song & perform it. It was really important for us to have good music, and John's acoustic style is what we were looking for. Not only was the live music great, but our dance floor was absolutely packed. John is great at reading the energy of the guests and we all danced our tails off!

    katie

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  • Easy to work with and helped make our day perfect for us. Great! We had them do live music too and it was so amazing!

    Lindsay

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  • I booked John Ross about a year before my actual wedding date. I really liked how you can view his music on his website of him singing. That really gave me the sense of what kind of sound he has and music he sings. I paid John before I even meet him, that’s how confident I was in having him be my DJ at my reception. We meet about a month or two before the wedding, and I gave him a list of sings so that he could get a sense of what kind of music we like. I highly suggest that all brides do this. I also included a must play list, (first dance, last song, garter toss, bouquet toss, etc.) as well as a do not play list. The number one think I liked most about John Ross is that he is not just a DJ he also does live singing and acoustic guitar. He played love that the ceremony and then live again at the cocktail hour. Once the ceremony got start is when he DJ’ed. Many people told me they couldn’t believe he did both. That was the number one reason why I went with John Ross. John Ross i... Read more

    Courtney-Amber

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  • John was AMAZING!! We still have guests telling us how much they enjoyed him and his music. We loved working with John. He made me feel comfortable from the very first meeting. And I knew, that whatever music choices we made, he would work with us. He made our ceremony beautiful with his vocals and made our reception fun with his banter. I would recommend John to anyone! I wish we could afford to have him at EVERY party!!

    Jessica

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  • DJ's are so important for the flow and overall feeling of a wedding. And let me tell you....John Ross is AMAZING!!! This guy can do it all! He played the guitar as I walked down the aisle, sang during our reception and kept EVERYONE on the dance floor ALL night. The whole night was so much fun! We could not have asked for a more perfect DJ. John Ross Rocks and you would be a fool not to book him for your special day!

    Jessica

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  • John was AMAZING! He played live music for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and our first dance and DJ'd the rest of the reception. He was super easy going and flexible. We found him by chance when our first music guy bailed on us, and felt so lucky to get someone so great on pretty short notice! He was even better than the first musician we had aranged. John was so perfect, great music taste and we just asked him to go with it for the cocktail hour, he played a lot of covers and some originals. We got more compliments on his music than on anything else on our wedding day! He even learned 3 new songs to play for us (processiona, recessional, and first dance).

    Jessica

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  • John Ross was AMAZING for our wedding! I mean, it is pretty rare to find a talented musician to play live guitar (any song you desire) for your ceremony, first dance, etc, be an outstanding DJ for dancing and be as personal/friendly and professional as John. The website was easy to maneuver and had a great representation of all his music and soundtracks of his vocals. I made him learn THREE new songs to perform for my processional/recessional and first dance and he pulled it off perfectly. His fun and entertaining personality also made him a priceless MC throughout the entire event. Would HIGHLY recommend his or his team's services for all of your wedding/event needs! :)

    Kara

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  • Excellent experience. He was able to do live as well as recorded music. He was flexible and easy to work with. I would recommend him to a friend and will use him in the future for parties!

    Tiffanie

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  • John entertained our guests from the beginning to end. I hired him almost instantly when I heard him play Dave Matthews!
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