Empathy drives us - especially at weddings. We care deeply about your experience and believe the biggest day of your life should be as close to perfect as it gets. To that end, we’re borderline obsessive about reading your room, gauging guest reactions, and adapting on the fly. Our goal? To ensure your event is energetic, elevated, and a true expression of you - from dance floor opener to grand finale.
More than wedding and event entertainers, we’re a talent collective. A carefully curated group of professional DJs and musicians who have been trusted by notable brands and hundreds of couples alike.
I’m living my dream through CLDJ Service - and my team and I would be honored to be a part of realizing yours.
Truth is, I got tired of playing music for people who didn't really care at events that didn’t really matter. It was a cool scene and a lot of fun - hands in the air, flashing lights. But the entire experience - this full-sensory journey I was busting my tail to take people on - lived and died within a day.
Those experiences set the stage for the rest of my career, and I wouldn't trade them for anything. But they don’t hold a candle to the rush I get during and after a wedding or special event - AKA, the headliner event of your lifetime. For me, there’s no greater accolade than being involved in a celebration that will be remembered and re-lived, quite literally, forever.
Mic drop moment, right? Not quite.
As a kid, anytime I was in the car and a song came on the radio that I really liked, I'd boost myself up to get closer to the window. I told my sisters I was just trying to take it all in. But it went deeper than that. I wanted to be a part of it - to actually put myself into the moment. That’s how I knew music was for me.
After high school, I got my start in the industry by hosting karaoke events and singing. By my mid-20s, I’d made the jump to DJing - and to California. I spent 10 solid years there working as a professional DJ and music producer, rubbing shoulders with big names on big stages. I did stuff for MTV, met celebrities, and DJ’d alongside major artists – including a residency with DJ Loczi from VH1's Master of the Mix. I was also a featured music producer for the popular video game Rocket League, under the artist name Abandoned Carnival.
Music hooked me from an early age.
Let's roll it all the way back.
Chris and his team are nothing but professional. They honestly care about the couple at hand and work with you to make sure your night is exactly the way you want it. Day of, they even take care of any issues so that the bride and groom can actually enjoy their night. Highly recommend Chris and his team if you are looking for someone who cares about your day as much as you do and someone who brings the DJ game up a level.
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Oh man. DJ Keith was the star of the night. Words cannot describe how much I would recommend this man if you want your party to be, for lack of a better word, lit. In our pre-wedding meeting, I asked him to bring millennials to life on the dance floor, and he transformed Circ & Root into a 2011 frat party (in an amazing way); it was the things dreams are made of.
– for lack of a better word, lit.”
“The star of the night
Above and beyond his role as DJ and emcee, Keith is a life-long student of music. Growing up in a musical household, he had his hands on piano keys, drumsticks, and a clarinet before the age of 10. His ability to create set lists that get everyone, and we mean everyone, moving on the dance floor is unrivaled. Off the decks, he enjoys being a dad to three super cool girls, goal-keeping for his hockey team, and hitting the West Coast for a little adventure.
We had DJ Tony helping at our wedding and he could not have been more kind and helpful. He was very intentional with explaining what to expect for each person who gave a speech, which really put everyone at ease! I couldn't be more grateful to have picked this group for our wedding and I would book them again 1000 times over!
Beats and sound struck a chord with Tony early in life, and his passion for music continues to resonate through his superior work as a DJ and emcee for CLDJ Service. Like a musical matchmaker, Tony excels at pairing the right track with the mood of the moment to take your party where it needs to go. Confident in his ability to control the room, yet deeply client focused, Tony’s no-ego, service-first attitude makes him an asset to any event. Away from the turntables, Tony's a die-hard Red Wings fan, proud father, committed fiancé, and an all-around family man.
Danny was our DJ and ensured everything ran smoothly!! We were even ahead of schedule for most of the night! We didn’t have a wedding coordinator and Danny stepped in and took on that role also, along with giving us and our guests the best time by laughing and dancing!
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“Incredible! I can’t say
There’s a reason why DJ Danny was voted the Best DJ in Detroit by Metro Times. Danny excels at moving a party from behind the turntables and is well-versed in a wide variety of music genres. If you’re looking for a DJ who can bring a club vibe to any wedding or event, you’ve found your guy. A master at mixing records, Danny utilizes tasteful scratching to bring a little flavor to his sets. Outside of CLDJ Service, Danny is an in-demand performer who holds residencies at noteworthy establishments in the Greater Detroit area. He can't wait to rock your next event!
At the age of 19, Drew entered the music industry as the touring drummer with Motown legends The Four Tops. He has performed on stage with artists including Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Gladys Knight, and many more. As a pre-production engineer for Universal/Motown Records, he has credits on projects by Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5, David Ruffin and Jimmy Ruffin, and the “A Cellarful of Motown!” series. In addition to his numerous performance and production credits, he has worked as a published contributor to Modern Drummer Magazine, a program manager at the Motown Museum, and a college instructor of Drums/Songwriting/Music Industry Studies at the Detroit Institute of Music Education through Oakland University.
From touring as Ne-Yo’s drummer to performing on the stages of “Saturday Night Live” and “Good Morning America,” James is one of the most talented musicians on the CLDJ Service roster. In addition to his remarkable skill and experience level, James brings an infectious smile and magnetic energy to every event. Put the sticks in his hands, and an elevated musical experience is guaranteed.
Born into a musical family, Amanda discovered her passion for the violin at the age of four. Over the years, she transitioned from playing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" to mastering the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, which earned her 1st place in the 2021 Juilliard International Online Competition. After pursuing her musical education at Oakland University and training under esteemed instructors, she held the title of Concertmaster for the Troy Metro Symphony Orchestra from 2021-2023. Beyond classical music, Amanda has spent decades improvising across multiple genres with a variety of live performance groups. She loves the challenge of exploring diverse songs and instruments alongside musicians from around the world. Off the stage, she enjoys teaching musical skills to students of all ages and helping them grow in both technique and passion.
As a violinist from the Detroit area, Erin frequently performs with ensembles across Michigan, including the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra and the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra. She holds a Violin Performance degree from Western Michigan University, where she studied under the guidance of Renata Knific and Hai Xin Wu, the associate concertmaster of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. In 2023, she had the honor of sharing the stage with The Eagles and Kygo at the Lollapalooza music festival. Internationally, Erin has toured in Japan and China with the Hollywood Concert Orchestra and has journeyed across the US with acts like the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, Weird Al Yankovic, and Michael Bolton. As a soloist, she performs at various events and maintains a residency at Pao Detroit. When Erin is not performing, she teaches violin in elementary schools and works closely with the Sphinx Organization in Detroit, Michigan.
Katie Bruin is a Metro Detroit-based violinist with over 10 years of live performance experience. With a classical background and a focus on contemporary music, she brings a versatile and personalized approach to her performances. Katie has shared the stage with renowned artists such as Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Michael Bolton, Sarah McLachlan, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and has also worked on music videos for rock bands State of Mine and No Resolve.
Katie’s keen focus on providing memorable musical experiences enables her to curate the perfect atmosphere for any event. Her proficiency extends beyond live performances and also includes teaching, recording sessions, music collaborations and video productions.
Katie is committed to excellence and she continues to evolve as an artist, leaving a lasting impression with audiences everywhere she plays.
Amy’s passion for music was ignited from the first note she played on her saxophone. Equipped with a Music Education degree from Central Michigan University and Masters in Music Education from Capital University, she's both a performer and a dedicated educator, having taught K-6 music at Utica Community Schools for over a decade. Her talents have taken her on two European tours, where she performed at the most prestigious jazz festivals in the world. In 2023, Detroit Black Music Awards recognized Amy’s magic and nominated her for "Entertainer of the Year." She is grateful to have shared the stage with legendary artists including Aretha Franklin, The O’Jays, The Temptations featuring Allie Woodson, The Four Tops, Spyder Turner, The Dells, and Group Fuego.
Under the guidance of his mother, a music teacher, Michael began playing the piano and drums at age eight. By 12, he had picked up the saxophone - and instantly knew he’d found his lane. Michael went on to perform in the jazz and symphony bands at Southfield Lathrup High School and continued his musical journey at the University of Cincinnati. After college, he returned to Detroit to hone his skills and began to collaborate with notable artists including Keith Washington, Rance Allen, and many local bands. In 2019, Michael had the privilege of touring with "Pride and Joy: The Marvin Gaye Story," a play written by renowned playwright Angela Barrow-Dunlap and Marvin Gaye III. Today, Michael remains active in the Detroit music scene, constantly improving his craft while playing on a variety of stages and bringing music to the masses.