What Our Clients Are Saying . . .
We were lucky enough to be referred to Alan to DJ our wedding. Alan was able to take the stress out of a stressful situation. Through the experience of working with Alan he was nothing but professional, he made himself available through the entire process to answer any questions we had, no matter how ridiculous the question may be.
Alan invited us to meet to go through everything in detail, from timing of the day/night, particular songs we wanted to hear and even more importantly songs that we wanted nothing to do with that night.
He truly made the party come to life! We had a range of age groups at our wedding and he seemed to hit the mark in terms of music selection and timing bang on. Alan also took on the MC duties for the night and handled them amazingly. He was on time with everything and made the night flow smoothly. His professionalism, energy and obvious joy in what he does sets him apart from any other DJ i’ve seen or heard.
We would be happy to refer Alan to anyone that requires the services of a professional and experienced DJ, he was great to work with and all around is just a nice guy.
Melissa and Gary
Alan, we just wanted to send you a huge thank you for being the DJ at our wedding. You were more than fantastic. You put us at ease during the wedding preparations with your organization and professionalism. We had so many compliments from our family and friends on how much they enjoyed the DJ and the music. You had the people dancing all night and we couldn’t be happier to hear how much fun people had. You were able o create just the atmosphere we were looking for to celebrate our big day. Someone even told us that before our wedding they always thought they would skip having a DJ to save money but after our special night they can’t imagine not having a DJ. You were great. Thanks so much.
Katie and Kevin
Joanna made our wedding a truly unique and memorable experience. The music she played during our reception and ceremony created a beautiful atmosphere. She worked with us to select music that we knew would be appreciated by our guests, but she was also very adept at reading the audience and was able to make adjustments to keep the energy just at the right level. Alan is a terrific DJ and had our guests from 10 to 80 years of age dancing non-stop! Thanks Alan and Joanna!
Tatiana and Brad
Dear Joanna and Alan, I would like to thank you and let you know how much we appreciated having you be a part of our wedding. DJnLIVE (with DJ Alan Gollom and Electric harpist Joanna Jordan) made my daughter’s wedding in Toronto even more wonderful than we had hoped. The music was perfect throughout the evening and I am so grateful of the time and effort you took to make our day extra special. You were so dependable and professional leading up to, and the day of the wedding. THANK YOU !!! “
Rodica, Mother of the Bride (Andreea & Michael)
It really was a magical day. All the hard work and planning you did with us paid off. Everything went even better than we expected. Joanna’s playing was magnificent. We received so many compliments and inquires on her. Alan, your DJing was splendid. Thank you for doing such a fine job with the difficult Polish pronunciations and satisfying the guests with playing the various Polish songs. We really were so delighted with the both of you. Everyone said the party simply ended too soon!
Julianna and Scott
When the day came when we decided to get married we didn’t realize that we opened Pandora’s box as far as organizing and planning everything for that special day. One thing we knew for sure was that we wanted Joanna Jordan to be part of it. We’d heard her play at a friend’s wedding a little while back and were genuinely impressed with how beautiful that was. When we contacted Joanna she mentioned that she worked with Alan as a DJ. And from that moment on there was one less thing for us to worry about as both Alan and Joanna were great with planning the music. They both really tried to understand us, what backgrounds we came from, what we liked, etc.
They were always available, either in person or over the phone or email to answer questions, no matter how silly they might be. All to make sure that the music choices would match with what we both liked. Alan as the MC made a point of being able to properly pronounce the names of the bride, groom, groomsmen, bridesmaids and parents which wasn’t easy considering they were a mix of Dutch, Italian and Ukrainian names. And the song that Joanna and Alan suggested as our “grand entrance” song – I Think I Wanna Marry You by Bruno Mars, was an unusual, but a great choice that keeps reminding us about our beautiful wedding day every single time we hear it.
Our wedding party consisted of a mix of nationalities and both Joanna and Alan were instrumental in coming up with a beautiful mix of music that fitted every nationality and age group. One could see that they have worked together before as the switch from MC to harp to music went seamless the whole night.
Our guests and us had great time dancing at the wedding, and our Ukrainian guests, especially the bride’s mom, were greatly impressed and very touched when they heard Joanna playing a couple of traditional Ukrainian songs as per the bride’s special request. It was something nobody expected to hear ar the wedding in Canada, and definitely not played live. Dear Joanna and Alan, we couldn’t have asked for anything more from you. Thanks again for all your help in making this a special and memorable day for us.
Anastasiya and Kees
After hearing Joanna play at the Sunnybrook Estates bridal show, we decided we wanted her to play at our daughter’s wedding. It turned out to be a bonus for us that her husband, Alan, is a professional DJ.
As our daughter lives in Australia, it was up to my husband and I to plan the wedding. Joanna and Alan were very understanding about the long distance organizing of this event. During a surprise visit from our daughter 2 months before the wedding, Joanna and Alan were extremely accommodating in meeting with the three of us to help plan the day, not just the music, but the order of events and timing. By the end of our meeting with Joanna and Alan, we were feeling very confident that the day was going to be wonderful.
On the day of the wedding, as expected, Joanna and Alan worked seamlessly together providing continuous music. Our son was MC for the evening and he and Alan worked very well together, making sure the timing of wedding party introductions, first dance, throwing of the bouquet and garter, last dance was spot on. As a finale, Alan played a combination of the Canadian and Australian National Anthems. It was a hit all round.
On a rating of 1-10, we give Joanna and Alan an 11.
Janis and Brian (parents of the Bride)
Wedding of Ashleigh and David
We had such a fabulous time at our wedding and the music was a huge part of that!!! When you played Ali Farka Toure and St. Germaine I knew it was my wedding!! Thank you, Alan.
Adrienne and Jonathan2
Thank you so much for being a part of our wedding day as our DJ and MC. We loved all the music you played and flexibility you performed throughout the night. We had a lot of fun with you planning all the music and sorting out ideas for the itinerary. We will definitely keep you in mind for our next event. Grazie di Vero Cuore!!
Anita & Andrew
Thank you Alan for DJ’ing our New Year’s Eve party. The music was great as we danced out the old and into the New Year. Your sets were enjoyed by young and old. Thanks for playing all our requests. Looking forward to another get together soon.
When my daughter & son-in-law decided to get married in an art gallery, we knew immediately, what an important role the music would play in their service and celebration.
The event would be segmented…a formal civil ceremony, followed by a cocktail reception in a tent, during which the gallery was transformed to receive 100 guests for dinner with a dance party to follow….each segment required a different ambiance and we were looking for a seamless transition from our musical team.
Joanna & Alan provided this and so much more! Joanna is a brilliantly talented harpist and Alan a truly professional DJ. Signing the contract was just the beginning…..they wanted and expected serious planning to ensure the success of our event. As we embarked upon this journey, they listened well and encouraged us to make any musical requests that we dreamt of…Joanna going above and beyond to learn and perfect new contemporary pieces, from different artists like Pearl Jam, Adele, Dave Mathews, Cold Play, Madeleine Peyroux / Leonard Cohen and Florence and the Machine.
Alan worked tirelessly to research and ensure that all of our requests were included in his playlists, including a few unusual requests and mixes.
On the actual day, they worked perfectly in tandem. Our dinner ran late, but one of the bonuses in hiring this team was that Joanna was able to stay and play for the duration of the dinner without us incurring any overtime charges. Dressed for the occasion, with a professional, flexible and enthusiastic attitude they exceeded our expectations…the harp music was magical and beautiful and the dance floor rocked until closing time…we couldn’t have asked for more….I wouldn’t hesitate to use their services again…thank you Joanna & Alan.
Sue, (Mother of the Bride),
Wedding of Sherryl & Derek
I just wanted to thank both you and Allan again for making our wedding day so special. You were absolutely AMAZING and people cannot stop talking about the “harpist”!! My friends loved the range of music you played and you really added that something special to the wedding. Allan was also so great and was so easy to get along with! Mike and I will forever remember you both and would love to keep in contact. Also feel free to send us an evaluation to fill out from wedding wire or any other sites, I know some of my vendors have done so. You both deserve 5 stars if not more! I want other brides to have the opportunity to use you both. Thank you again and I hope you enjoy the rest of your busy summer.
Kristen and Michael
DJ Alan Gollom did a fantastic job putting together the perfect play list that made it possible for all our guests, both young and old, to have fun and get up and dance! If someone requested a song that they did not have, they purchased it on iTunes, on the spot!
Having Joanna Jordan play her harp at our wedding was fantastic! The guests loved the atmosphere and couldn’t believe the range of songs she played; everything from classic to hiphop. There was something for everyone!
It was so convenient to have one company provide both the live music and DJ. Overall, they were really flexible, organized, incredibly helpful and easy to work with.
We would definitely recommend Joanna and Alan to anyone! Thanks so much!
Rebecca and Chris
We had the great pleasure of having Harpist Joanna Jordan and DJ Alan Gollom for my son and daughter-in-law’s wedding reception.
Between Joanna’s Electric Harp and Alan’s selection of Dance Music, we had a perfect atmosphere for the entire evening which included some special pieces for the bride and groom.
We received very positive feedback from the guests and I would recommend this team for any occasion. They are truly professionals with a personal touch and who clearly show a love for music.
Arpi (Mother of the Groom),
Wedding of Amanda and Darren
Thank you so much for all you did to make our wedding day even more memorable. Alan, I know we threw a lot at you with special requests ranging from the elaborate timing of the first dance to coordinating the bride’s surprise serenade but you were more than equal to the challenges. I think we worried more about the timing of those cues than the rest of the wedding but you nailed them without rehearsal and helped deliver some of our most special moments of the day.
We also appreciate how you both accommodated all our song requests before the wedding and during the ceremony, whether it was Joanna’s heavenly harp or Alan spinning some eclectic tunes for our decidedly varied audience. If you didn’t have a song in your vast music collection, you got it for us so we were able to have the perfect soundtrack for our wedding. We cannot thank you enough Joanna for taking the initiative to research Russian music for Anna. That meant so much to her and her family. While some of our guests may not have spoken English, your beautiful renditions of Russian classics on your harp made them feel at home, especially when her father walked Anna down the aisle to your amazing accompaniment of her favourite music from Glinka. That you took the time to get the music for that piece and learn it for the harp meant so much to us.
And after all that professionalism, you’re both such great people to work with and we truly appreciate the friendship you showed to both Anna and me. In a field where most people are only concerned with billing for a block of their time, you show genuine enthusiasm for working with you clients to make their special events perfect. I know we couldn’t have been happier. Hiring you both was one of the best decisions we made when planning the perfect day.
We wish you continued success with DJnLive. You are a potent combo and so many of our guests complimented us on the blend of live and recorded music. The harp music set such a beautiful tone before and during dinner then came the seamless transition to the DJ when it was time to dance. You will always be our musical heroes and we recommend you highly to anyone looking for couple that delivers above and beyond!
Anna and Kevin