Bryan is awesome and you should trust this review as a basis to hire him for your event. We did a destination wedding in Charleston and we had to plan the whole thing from Boston. DJ has to be one of the hardest things to pick - a DJ can make or break a party and there’s no way to review one without actually attending an event they are playing at. On a night in which a ton of decisions went our way, the decision to hire Bryan Mahanes to DJ our wedding was the best one we made.
Bryan brought solemnity, smoothness, class and the party. I apologize that this review will be too short to really convey the masterful job that he pulled off. From the timing, pacing and presentation of the ceremony to the handling of the various moments in the evening (the cutting of the cake, the toasts, moving the guests from the cocktail reception to dinner), Bryan hit the perfect note in acting as MC for our wedding. When it came to music, we had selected much of the pre-ceremony music and the processional, recessional, entrance and first dance. We thought we would have the time and inclination to give him a playlist for the dance party. As we tried to build something, we realized that light instructions of what we wanted our party to be would be more effective than a limiting playlist. Bryan brought a vision that was seamless in his mixing of 60s Motown to modern top 40.
The music never stopped, Bryan never stopped AND he entertained requests! My 70 year old aunts were dancing for an hour and half. I had my ski buddies bugging out to Rihanna (don’t ask, they’re weird dudes). My bride’s friends went nuts to Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody”. I write this review from the other side. If I could hire Bryan again, I wouldn’t even think twice about it.