"We really loved working with CJ the DJ. He was very professional, worked with us on what music we should play and provided to ability to play requests on the fly. Part of being a DJ you are also the master of ceremonies. He did a great job engaging the crowd and communicating with our guests. I would highly recommend CJ the DJ for your wedding." - Nick Oldford
"When I got engaged and we started looking at DJ it was the easiest decision I had to Make. I knew right off the bat I wanted Chris to be our DJ. At the time My fiancé didn't know him and we wanted to get our date secure so we ended up meeting up with him one afternoon. After my husband meet him he knew it was going to be a perfect match for us. My husband and I Like to joke and have fun and Chris just fit right in. He is very professional and made sure to do everything we asked him to. Chris was very flexible when we ended up changing the way we were doing stuff while at the reception. Hands down I wouldn't think twice about referring him or having him DJ another event when needed. Thanks for being a great Dj and supporting our community as well." -Karissa Adams #HappilyEverAdams "Couldn't have asked for a better DJ"
I wanted you to know how thrilled we we are that you were able to join us and graciously provide your services for a fundraiser that is very important to Fast Friends. You helped liven up the event and your music selections were spot on. The fundraiser was a great success, and you were an important part of that achievement. It means a great deal to us that you believe in our mission of finding homes for retired greyhounds, and we can't thank you enough for being there for us. You're are obviously a very generous and caring person, and your passion for helping non-profits is admirable.
We are already booked for our 10th anuual next year - September 11, 2016! We would be honored to have you back!
With Sincerest Thanks,
Fast Friends Greyhound Adoption
Sybil wrote you a Review
(5.0/5.0): - 06/23/2015
"Chris was absolutely wonderful! Not only did he dj our cocktail/reception he made sure our ceremony had the sound equipment for our Jp and ceremony musician. He made sure to have every song we requested,even down the Bruins goal horn for our entrance! He kept the night flowing perfectly with music. There was never an empty dance floor thanks to him! He made sure our playlist was unique to us."
I wanted to thank you for doing my wedding. It was an all-round great experience. We had fun and we hope you did too.
Meera - June 2015
TUESDAY JUNE 21st BAT PARTY POT LUCK FOR CJ THE DJ'S 40th
Hi Chris, Now that I am getting back to the real world, I just wanted to drop you a quick note of thanks. You made the wedding AMAZING! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and everything you put into the evening. I hope we get a chance to work together again. Regardless, I will sing your praises to whoever will listen and will get some reviews up in the next week or so! Thanks, again!
Emma & Steve -
10/11/14 at Stonewall Farm
It was an amazing night CJ! We danced, we laughed, we sang and you kept us going! And yes we had some cool guests who had a ball.
Thanks for everything!! -Laurie Scott 7/5/14
You rocked the house Chris!
KC Cloud 7/5/14
"Thank you Chris you did an awesome job even with the weather being so iffy! You helped make the day fun." Thank you Chris Holman for offering your services for MRHS Class of 1993 20th Reunion. We were so thankful for your services and for making it a night to remember.
We owe you big time! - Jeanne Gagnon Butler
PHOTO BY CJ the DJ :-)
We just wanted to say thank you for doing such an incredible job at our wedding! The music you played was spot on with our style/requests, and all of our guests kept telling us how great a Dj you were! We truly had a great time and enjoyed celebrating with you! Thanks for being such an amazing part of our special day!"
Larissa & Jeffrey 10/13/13
"Thank you for helping to make our wedding day so special, and for keeping everybody on the dance floor (especially Lisa's boys).
We are so grateful we found you before settling for the first 3 DJs that we interviewed. You really helped us to focus on what was important and kept the focus on making the day perfect for both families.
Of course, also, thank you for taking this awesome picture under pressure!!
We wish you all the best,
Lisa & Michelle" July 14, 2013
"Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did at our wedding. You took the little bit of information you knew about our wedding music tastes and turned it into a perfect event. We got many compliments about the music. We also appreciated your sensitivity to what was and wasn't "working". Things could not have gone better and we are so happy. Thanks!"
Stephanie & Eric
9/8/12 - Mile Away Wedding
"JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SEPURB DJ SKILLS . YOU REALLY MADE OUR EVENT ALOT OF FUN. YOU ARE A GREAT GUY AND YOU ARE JUST THE BEST.. THANKS AGAIN"
Laurie & Kevin 8/11/12
I just wanted to give you the biggest thank you for being so great for our wedding on the 4th. I honestly kept telling everyone how I was so impressed with you because I would have hand picked every one of those songs but in reality I only chose a few. Thank you for being so flexible and attentive, I will definitely be recommending you to anyone and everyone!
Thank you again,
Received by email 12:53 8/14/12
Wedding 8/4/12 at Roma in Haverhill, Ma.I still am hearing what a fabulous job you did... you were professional, fun and had a personality! Your sound system rocked the house! I will highly recommend you and.... ask Ray, I am not always easy to please... You made my wedding complete! Music is important.. and you and your assistant strived to exceed my expectations! (Facebook 8/4/12)
Thank you for being part of our special day (July 13th). The music was awesome!! We have had nothing but praise for you and your ability to make everything perfect. You made it a day we will never forget!
Kathy & Gail "The Girls" ~ Married in Windham, NH
Received in a card by mail 8/9/12
"We were truly amazed at the quality and scope of the photographs Chris Holman took at our 80th and 90th birthday reunion at East Hill Farm a few weeks ago.
He had tireless energy and great ideas for what he callled "break outs", really creative ways to showcase different shots of our family.
We love the photos Chris took plus he was very familiar with the best backdrops on the farm. We couldn't be happier."Ruth & Stuart Bernstein
August 10th, 2012
Since my life doesn't leave me room for hand-written Thank You notes these days - please accept this heart-felt e-note of gratitude for your help last Friday night.
Thanks for all your hard work juggling the aspects of a crazy evening. Everyone had a great and even if the evening progressed much like an Olympic Game (inside, outside, inside, outside) it was wonderful. Your 2 setups saved us!
ALSO - please give your DAD a big Thank You from me, too (or send me his email... if he uses it)! His fire truck allowed for your idea to take on mammoth proportions - and the Faces of Fitzwilliam photo is what people will talk about for years to come, and look at 25 years from now.
So many ideas for the evening sprang from your creative energy - thank you again. You are [a] wonderful, funny, and a great community-minded person. Thank goodness for you!!
Just wanted to say thank you for all of your work and effort for the Friday night event – you were great and everyone that worked with you as well. It was a nice weekend... My most lasting impressions that stay with me about the weekend (and why it was all worth the effort) were the connections people of Fitz made with each other – sharing each event, visiting, yacking, reconnecting, laughing, getting out of the rain together – feeling the sun together…simply sharing a weekend together!
Fitzwilliam 250th Co-Chair
Thank you so much! You did such a great job! Everyone had a blast! We will highly recommend you to people!
Stonewall Wedding 5/25/12
Chris was absolutely wonderful to work with while planning the music portion of our wedding reception. In the lead up to the reception Chris was always responsive when contacted and willing to give suggestions or just listen to our ideas. The night of the reception Chris traveled to our venue and set up the main station in the ballroom and a satellite station in the room where our cocktail reception was being held….it was great to have his presence and music in both locations. I would definitely recommend this set up.
Extremely professional in his manner and when making announcements, Chris really kept the introductions, dances and toasts moving along at a great pace. During the cocktail hour and dinner his song selections were perfect and complemented the setting we were hoping to achieve perfectly. Once all the formalities were over and done with Chris got the party started and quickly had people up on the dance floor for the remainder of the evening. A good time was definitely had by all and Chris knew exactly what music to play and kept everyone moving all night. Nothing but the strongest and most sincere recommendations and praise for CJ the DJ. He definitely made our wedding reception a most memorable occasion.
CHRISTIAN & JOE married 11/11/11 reception 11/19/11
Kelly Taranto has endorsed your work as Owner, DJ, Entertainer & KJ (Karaoke) at CJ the DJ.
I've written this recommendation of your work to share with other LinkedIn users.
"We hired Chris for our Wedding on 9/24/11. He was the DJ at my cousins wedding in 2010. At both events he was great. He was able to accommodate our off beat requests and the timing / coordination / execution of events was amazing! Our guests are still raving about how much fun they had dancing all night long and how special our takes on the traditional music was. (Classical Journey song to walk down the aisle, entrance to Slayer's Raining Blood, etc) Not only was Chris professional, he was on time, reliable and a self starter. I would HIGHLY recommend Chris for any function!"
Service Category: DJ at Wedding
Year first hired: 2011
Top Qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity
I just wanted to send you a thank you for being our DJ at the
wedding. It was a blast! Our guests were dancing all night long, and
that's what we wanted. You did an amazing job! Please let us know if
you would like us to review you on any sites, we would be more than
happy to write something up!"
-Kelly and Eric, Email from 9/24/11
We knew you were good but did not know how GREAT you were!! Thank you so much for doing an amazing job at our wedding. The entire day exceeded our expectations.
So many people told us 'Your DJ Rocked!' You played great songs & kept the party going. We will definitely refer you to many.
Reed & Digger Graves, Labor Day Weekend 2011
"Craig and I want to thank you and Joe for the great time! My wedding day was better than I could have ever imagined and you were a big part of that :) Our honeymoon plans have changed because we learned that the Dominican is supposed to get hit by Hurricane Irene.....talk about timing huh?! So tomorrow we're off to Cancun :D Again, thanks so much, I would recommend you to any friends I come across for sure!!"
Leigh and Craig, August 20th, 2011 - Marlborough VT
"We were soooo thrilled with the job you did for us at our wedding on the 30th. Are you on Yelp? We'd love to write a great review for you!...Thanks again Chris!"
Joni & Dayna, July 30th, 2011 - West Townshend VT
(E)verything turned out fantastic. I would love to do it again next year, probably in the late fall. If you guys are interested. The parents were psyched, i also added all the pics of their children we took throughout the year on their disks.thank you so much.
Penny Lepisto Executive Director 1in8 Foundation
Regarding Photos of Tender Shepherd Students in Troy 6/16/11
"We highly recommend Chris Holman as a DJ for your event. He worked closely with us to make our wedding very special. We needed someone to take charge of our reception and act as the master of ceremonies in addition to making sure our guests had a good time on the dance floor. He fulfilled those responsibilities and more. We were very impressed with his knowledge, expertise and preparation."
Greg and Steven Martin Rochette, June 4th, 2011 - Walpole NH
"Thank you so much for the fantastic job you did at the benefit on Saturday... [W]e are immeasurably grateful to you for your DJ services and your donation to the raffles...
Thanks again and happy, prosperous wedding season!"
"Thank you very much for making my father’s birthday celebration special. Everyone had wonderful things to say about you.... Thanks again!"
Erin M. Fogarty - Jan. 13th 2011
"Thanks so much for the event last night. People really seemed to enjoy it – I know I did... I soooooooo appreciate the energy you are giving to Twin States... You are awesome!"
- Jo Schneiderman Dec. 2, 2010
Executive Director, Twin States Network
"Chris, thank you so much for making last night perfect! Can't stop smiling today as I keep checking in on the sleeping birthday boy! BIG success!"
Thank thank thank you Chris & your crew for a wonderful day! We raised some money and received a variety of fantastic donations for our Twin States kids! Cheers to Yolanda
and all the fabulous karaoke singers, and to all the businesses who participated today!"
"Thanks for doing such a great job ...!" Faith Filiault, 11.1.10
CJ the DJ with 3 brides:
1 past, 1 present, & 1 future
Thanks for doing our wedding, you were great, we will definitely be recommending you to anyone looking for a DJ!
- Jill & Rob, Shirley MA 10/13/10
"I had been anxiously awaiting that celebration! It was great! Awesome music.
I didn't stop the whole night!"
Kristie Perreault - Guest to 10/10/10 Wedding
"We are en route to our honeymoon and just wanted to take a sec to thank you for such a great job last night!!! Everyone had a blast and we got lots of great feedback on your music choices. Thank you so much for being there for us!" - Jess and Tricia, Stowe VT Oct. 12, 2010
"We had an amazing time at the wedding and everyone raved about how great the music selection was! Thank you so very much for making our day extra special!!!"
Ashley & Adam Chism, Windsor CT -
Labor Day Weekend Wedding 2010
"Chris was amazing! He helped with the planning of the reception and had awesome ideas for songs when we were having a hard time thinking of the perfect songs. He did an excellent job and was so much fun to work with!" 9/2/10 on Wedding Wire
Amanda Stoddard ~Married 8/21/10
"Boy what a roller coaster...
I do rather wish we'd made the choice to go with you back then...Take care, and thank you for being such a gentleman."
"The event was a success. I deeply appreciate everything you and Dave have done to help make this event fun. Look forward to doing business with you again in the near future."
Jesse Algarin (Junior Vice) - 2/15/10
Eugene M. Connor Post 193 - Winchendon, MA.
"Many compliments on your work last night. If you need a
recommendation in the future, please don't hesitate to let us know."
~ John & Laura, Nov. 15, 2009
"Great Job last night!! I will surely recommend you to anyone
I know looking for a DJ. Peace, Jeffrey" 10/18/09
"Chris was an amazing DJ! He helped us so much before the wedding. He had great ideas about planning the reception and was very flexible with us. He listened well to what we wanted and he made it happen!"
- The Noonans 9/12/09
"I am still getting rave reviews from Erin's wedding and
you were a huge part of it, thank you again."
Carol Cleary, Mother of the Bride
(Caterer & Wedding Host)
Erin Allgood & Kevin Johnson Wedding 7/25/09
Erin's reference for same wedding is below:
"Chris was a pleasure to work with! My husband and I wanted to have a great, fun reception for our wedding and music was an essential component of a successful party. I was nervous about finding a DJ that would fit our needs and understand our desire for classy music early in the evening and then to turn it into a dance party later. We met Chris in February for our first consultation and we were impressed right away that he wanted to meet us at our venue (my parent’s house), which was about forty minutes from where he lives. After meeting Chris, we were both thrilled with his approach to DJing and his personality, so much so that I actually hugged him before he left! Chris put me at absolute ease and I trusted him completely with pulling off our wedding music. The day of the wedding was unbelievably hectic, but Chris did a great job of helping move along all of the necessities, such as announcing the bridal party, first dances, bouquet toss, etc and his music was perfect! All of my friends and family members were up and dancing all night. Because of the nature of our reception, Chris stayed until 2:30am when the party started winding down, something that no other DJ would ever offer. It’s been over a week since our wedding and we still have people telling us what an amazing party it was and how excellent the music was. Not only is Chris the paragon of professionalism, he is also a fun guy and a wonderful person to work with and his rates are extremely reasonable. I recommend Chris as a DJ with absolutely no reservations and wholeheartedly believe that he will make your next party or wedding the event that people talk about for years to come.
Thank you Chris!"
"Thanks for all your work before & during the wedding! You did a great job listening to our requests & being flexible. It was lots of fun!"
- Steve Alexander 8/15/09
"Thank You for the DJing you did at the school with the summer program! You truly made the last day of camp special for the kids. Yesterday was the first day of school and they are still talking about it! We had our official all staff meeting on Monday and I mentioned your services for our NECAP celebration we have in the spring it is a day that the kids get to do whatever they want at school which ends with someone DJing and the kids just having fun doing line dances or free dancing. If the staff is interested I will be getting back to you about that. Thanks again"
Jean M. Isgro
Troy School 21CCLC NCLA Program
“The Father/Daughter Dance was a huge success for us at Emerson School and the girls and Dads had great fun!! I thought you did a really nice job for us with age appropriate music and you kept everyone moving and things flowing well. The games like the hula hoop contest and the songs like the Macarena and Chicken Dance are always a hit, but you did a good job not to embarrass some of those Dads who were a little meek on the dance floor! The lighting was perfect and helped transform our muti-purpose room into the ballroom we promised the girl's for their magical night! .... Thank you so much and I look forward to next year's dance!!
Cindi Beede ~ Emerson Elementary School's
First Annual Father-Daughter Dance April 3, 2009
"thank you so much for a wonderful time , you totally made our night. your services were more than I could ever could have imagined you are totally my dj for all our events :)"
Tina Rosado ~ Special Birthday Party 7/18/09
"We were very happy with Chris. He provided the music for both the ceremony and our reception. He arrived early to set-up, and was extremely professional. He asked for a list of some of our favorite songs/artists to get an idea of our music taste. I also gave him my iPod on which I had loaded the music we had chosen for the ceremony (that way you get the exact recording that you prefer-there are so may versions of some pieces available). He also played some of my music from my iPod during the reception; it was a nice surprise to hear those! Chris was very particuar about getting the names for the announcements and confirming the pronounciations of the names. Chris announced us, our parents, flowergirl and bridesmaid, then promped the toast and cake cutting. We didn't do anything like a dollar dance, garter or bouquet toss so the MC duties were minimal. Chris made the whole thing flow well (and we really hadn't given much thought to the reception, so it was great to have someone as experienced as Chris!) We had a great time, and all our guests appeared to enjoy themselves as well!".
Karen Smith Alves ~ Nov. 2, 2008 Wedding
Thanks again you guys did a great job!
I will definitely keep you in mind next time we need a DJ :)
Bobbi Jo Anderberg ~ April 17, 2009
Party for Sue
"My new husband and I had the pleasure of Chris Holman [C.J. the D.J.] do our Wedding reception music and entertainment at the Best Western Hotel, Keene NH.
He did an awesome job providing my guests of about 80 with music of their pleasure from the 60s for the older crowd to the top music of todays hits for the younger genertion so everyone was very pleased and satisfied with dancing and having fun, the children were so cute with their dresses twirling in the air to the beats, and the hokey pokey was fun everyone got up and joined in young and older. My brother was showing off his achey breaky heart country moves, I havent heard that song in like 10 yrs!! My uncle Herb & Aunt karla also showed off their dance steps that they have learned in Ballroom dancing which they took up for their sons wedding just last year. you do an awesome job & we were very pleased work.
Thank you again."
Kathy and Jim Newton
Wedding Reception 5/16/09
AND ADD IN MANY MORE MEMORIES GOING BACK TO 1997...