All eras! All styles! And I usually play just the hits that are tried and true crowd-pleasers (in addition to any specific client requests).
Over 1200 weddings, corporate events, parties and concerts in the last 27 years with great reviews.
Dennis Marcellino is a former member of: The Tokens (famous for The Lion Sleeps Tonight), Sly & The Family Stone and The Elvin Bishop Group. Plus, has an internationally bestselling jazz CD that received a 5-star review in JazzScene Magazine.
Options: DJ; DJ with a live music option; Karaoke; 1- 6 piece band
All styles plus emceeing. "One thing that gives me a thrill in doing all of this is: knowing that people who don't know me have nevertheless put their confidence in me for their event AND THAT I'M GOING TO DELIVER AND THAT THEY WILL BE REALLY HAPPY :-) (See my reviews and video)."
Weddings, Dancing, Dinner Music, Shows, Karaoke (individual or group), parties
AT A.D. ENTERTAINMENT, WE CARE!
My primary focus at your event is that you and your guests have a great time. I do this by being very in-tune with the music and volume desires that you initially request (on my "Pre-Event Checklist", which you fill out well in advance of the event), and then by staying sensitive to you and your guests as these change throughout the event. "Having averaged over 100 wedding receptions and parties per year for most of the last 30+ years, I know what it takes to fill a dance floor, keep it full, appropriately change the mood, and make sure that all announcements go smoothly and are dynamic." Dennis
As an extra bonus for your event, Dennis can also provide a Dinner Music set (based on his internationally bestselling sax CD) or a live music show (based on the famous bands he's a former member of) or DJ services (he's been rated the #1 DJ in Oregon for Gigmasters for a long time) or karaoke.
RECENT CLIENTS INCLUDE:
Many weddings, Multnomah County Fair, Taylor Electric Supply, The Best of Everything Catering, Safeway, Pepsi-Cola, The Sternwheeler, Management Recruiters, Holiday Plaza, Cascade Wholesale Hardware, KISN-FM, Mentor Graphics, Ewe-me and Co., All That Entertainment, Sterling Talent, Top Hat Productions, Oregon Convention Center, Rippling River, many Elks, Portland Eagles, Florida Tile, Parents Without Partners, LDS, OHSU, Portland Hilton, KahNeeTa Lodge, Graphic Arts Center, The Academy, Multnomah Athletic Club, Pacific Bell, Chumaree Hotel, Red Lions, Marriots, Shenanigans, Good Samaritan Hospital, Lonigan Construction, Portland Police Athletic Association, McCulloch Farms, Parkside Chapel, Highland Road Racquet Club, The Wedding Cottage, Club Paesano, Wilson High School, Morgan Distributing, Jenkins Estate, Lakeside Gardens ++++++. Exclusively doing all of the music for the Fred Meyer Corporation from 1991 through 1998 (including in all 7 states).
I SPECIALIZE IN BEING ABLE TO SATISFY ALL AGE GROUPS, BECAUSE I KNOW AND LOVE THE BEST MUSIC FROM ALL ERAS AND ALL STYLES (except offensive rap).
DRESS: tuxedo, suit, dressy casual, casual or theme.
EQUIPMENT: Basic equipment includes a $7,000, 1000 Watt P.A. that includes all top of the line professional components and has great clarity at all volume levels. There also is a 440 Watt P.A. for smaller rooms. Lighting is available if desired. Regarding karaoke, I bring over 1000 songs from all styles and eras and that have mostly been top hits. One thing to keep in mind regarding karaoke, is that my system is state of the art in that it is computer driven and not disc driven. That means the time between songs is much quicker. Also, the singers are given a professional treatment with recording studio equipment (compressor/limiter, reverb and digital delay) and therefore sound a lot better. And there is the option of wireless microphones or wired microphones, either on mic stands or hand held. And the display is a 23" HDMI flat screen with large lyrics.
EXPERIENCE: Over 40 years in the music business, 30 years doing casuals.
MUSIC SELECTION: Just the hits! And just the most danceable ones! All Styles and eras. (As a DJ I bring a library of over 5000 songs to each event, plus invite the client to bring their favorites on CD, mp3 or iPod. Or I can purchase them ahead of time, no cost to you.).
"It was very special for us to have found you to participate in our very special day. Amidst all the musicians and DJs in Portland, I feel like I asked for "the best" and that is what I received! Roger and I will look forward to events with you in the future. You were wonderful Dennis. Thank you!! Warmest Regards Always,"
Carol and Roger Jensen, The Bride and Groom
"If there's a better sax player than Dennis Marcellino in the world, I haven't heard him!"
Carter Knox, Entertainment Director for the Fred Meyer Corporation