Testimonials

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We hired Tony as the DJ for our wedding reception in Mendocino last month and had a great experience from beginning to end. He is very professional and easy to work with and replied promptly to all my emails. When it came to the music selections, we thought he hit the nail on the head all night! It started out with just the right amount of old school grooving to get the older folks on the dance floor, then transitioned to an all out crazy dance party for the younger guests later into the night. He really felt the pulse of the crowd and gave people exactly what they wanted to hear. He also checked in with me a couple times about the timing for various transitions to make sure he was really doing what we wanted, which was much appreciated and made everything go seamlessly. He even managed to read my facial expressions on when to fade out the dance music on our father-daughter and mother-son dances. Really, you couldn't ask for anything more in a DJ. Thanks again, Tony, for giving us the awesome dance party we wanted for our wedding!
Erin & Matt Brinza

To Whom It May Concern:
I am the owner of an event venue in Mendocino, California, providing an eclectic and historical space for weddings and parties, both private and for-profit.
For the last two years, Tony De La Torre has been our first recommendation for any client desiring DJ services.
Most clients accepted our recommendation, and none were disappointed.
As owner/manager of the venue, and as a grammy-winning music industry producer, I was often in attendance while Tony worked his magic.
I can attest to his brilliance at reading each crowd, finding his tracks in an incredibly diverse library, and mixing precisely for the right energy in the moment.
His taste is excellent, his knowledge of music formidable.
He brings with him his vast experience in all types of hospitality management as well.
Tony is one of the most industrious and creative people I know.
I'm confident you will agree.
Bill Bottrell
Record Producer
Owner, The Old Albion Schoolhouse

My husband Frank and I hired Tony de la Torre to be the DJ at our wedding in August of 2013. We were a little behind on figuring out what we were going to do for the music portion of our reception, so we were thrilled when we found exactly what we were looking for with Tony. Not only did Tony created a wonderful playlist for the wedding that our guests raved about, but he was also instrumental in developing our timeline and making sure that the evening ran smoothly, which was incredibly helpful to Frank and I. We would highly suggest Tony's services to anyone looking for a DJ who knows how to keep a party going as well as being very professional to work with. He was absolutely wonderful, thanks so much Tony!
Frank & Lindsay Tupta
 
Tony provided the music for a motorcycle event to benefit a nonprofit I work with.  I could not have asked for a more professional person to manage the music at our event.  His music selection was fantastic and fit the occasion perfectly.  He was very aware of the crowd and the type of music they wanted to hear.  He was courteous and respectful at all times and received nothing but positive comments.  He was extremely professional and easy to work with.   I would highly recommend Tony to anyone who is looking for a DJ for their event.  I would not hesitate to have him provide music for our events in the future.  Thank you, Tony!
Claudia Ellis
Sammie's Freinds

My husband and I hired Tony to be our DJ for our wedding and we couldn't have picked a better person for it. He was very professional and totally open to playing anything we wanted. He helped us with ideas about when to announce certain events i.e. cake cutting, first dance, all those things that I really didn't think about because I was busy trying to plan the rest of the wedding. He was fun and stress free and worth every penny if not more :) Thank you Tony for making Morgan's and my wedding wonderful.
Sincerely,
Morgan and Heather Peterson

Hi Tony,
Thank you so much for tending bar at our wedding. You were amazing and guests and staff alike have continued to mention you.
Thanks for accommodating our rowdy phase of the night as well. :) Pseudo keg stands are always a classy touch to any wedding. Hah!
Anyway, it was a real pleasure meeting you and if we ever have cause to hire a bartender in the future - you're number one on our list.
I hope you have a great summer!
Best,
Jessica

"It is interesting to write a review about a fellow DJ. As a working DJ I tend to scrutinize and evaluate DJ’s and the craft very seriously. Tony exceeded my expectations for my wedding and much, much more. He was with us EVERY step of the way and alleviated a lot of the stress that accompanies the ceremony and reception. His experience shows with his professionalism. He took us through a step-by-step process of the entire reception, and was well prepared with contracts and spreadsheets to make things easy and clear. Lastly, as a DJ and musician he was quick on his feet (a VERY necessary skill), He rocked the house with quality selections and on-point mixing. I could see him reading the crowd and changing his music selections to beast suit the moment. I HIGHLY recommend him as one of the few QUALITY DJ’s in the area." -
Dan C.

Hiring Tony was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding celebration. DJ DLT is a true professional and very easy to work with. He was there to set up the PA for our ceremony, move it for our dinner and then did a great job providing the soundtrack for an amazing evening. We never had to worry as he knew exactly what to do. We had a live band and Tony was ready to keep the party going during the band breaks and then late into the evening. From the first time we contacted him, Tony helped plan and create a worry-free musical experience. We would recommend Tony to anyone looking for a DJ who can do it all!
-Mickey & Nika Kitahara

Tony was a hit at my bachelorette party. He created some delicious and beautiful signature cocktails for the event based on my favorite flavors, and kept us thoroughly entertained through the evening. (He even printed us a menu of the special drinks he created for the party) He totally kept his cool through the bachelorette *festivities* and was a great addition to the event. I'd highly recommend him for his personalization, professionalism, and plain old fun.
Now if I could just get my hands on another one of those Elderflower Martinis....thank you!!!
-Lindsey Stern Beallo

"Tony was extremely professional and easy to get in touch with. He met me at the wedding location to go over all the paper work with me and to make sure we were on the same page. He had all the songs I wanted and was very easy going about getting any songs that he didn't already have. He already knew how to use all the equipment that I rented which was a huge relief for me, knowing that the music was taken care of for the ceremony and the rehearsal. He checked in with my husband and myself throughout the night to make sure we were happy and enjoying ourselves. One thing I wanted most for my wedding was for everyone to dance and have a good time and that couldn't have been possible without Tony!!"
Sadie & Mike

"When working with Tony De La Torre and his staff we experienced nothing but the highest caliber of professionalism, efficient completion of tasks, and total satisfaction from a job well done. No wonder he lives in the Redwoods. Solid!" -Nicole Kench, Nykety Splits Presents

“Our reception was a complete success thanks to you. In order for an event to be successful, all of the component parts of that event, the food, the music, the service, the space, etc. have to come together just right. A big component of such an event is obviously the music which you delivered superbly. We felt very confident when we met you, and that confidence was validated by your flawless handling of the music. I think the fact that the dance floor was well used speaks for itself."
- Lisa and John McCord

"We wanted to thank you for all your hard work. Everyone had a great time at the party! We will definitely be giving you a call next year, can't wait! Thanks again!" – Susan Miller

We would like to thank you for the terrific job you did as our wedding DJ. The night was perfect & your professional attention to every detail was enjoyed by everyone!" – Larry & Dan

"I wish we could have partied longer! You were great, I'm glad we found you in time for the event. We'll be giving you a call next year." – Alanna Watson

Thank you so much for providing the music service at the Lindsay Ward-Frank Tupta wedding. After talking with people afterward, I learned you did so much more. (The word “hero”, phrase “came to the rescue” was heard). I appreciated that you played the Etta James song, “At Last”, for my dance with my step-daughter. It was great that you understood what this meant to me and that you took it in as well. Good luck and good fortune to you my friend!
Mike Haley