DJ / MC / Instrumental Guitarist
Recent Wedding Mixes from DJ Joe
If there’s one thing I know about the couples I work with, it’s that music means more to you…and I know this because I feel the same way.
Music has always been going in the background since I was young – whether it was road trips with my parents, who helped me build an appreciation for all kinds of ‘70s and ‘80s music, to building a massive CD collection (who remembers those giant binders?) all throughout my teen years.
But the spark to start Diamond Entertainment really came in two different points in my life:
First, when I was 13, a family friend (who happened to be the DJ of our small-town radio station) invited me along to help work an event because she knew I was really into music…but I kind of suspect she also needed help setting up the equipment and someone to dig through the giant tub of CDs to find the songs requested (because that’s what we had to do then, right?). I loved seeing the crowd get super excited when their song came on, and I knew this was a feeling I wanted to make happen for other people.
I ended up graduating from college with a degree in music therapy, which meant I used the power of both live and recorded music to help everyone from newborns in the NICU to military veterans, people with Alzheimer’s and even hospice patients. This just further cemented for me how powerful music is in our lives, and it was incredible seeing it help people in so many different situations.
But the real catalyst for Diamond Entertainment came in 2016, when I attended my cousin’s wedding in La Jolla – and, well, the DJ left a few things to be desired. Everyone was super uncomfortable the entire time from the unfortunate combo of dad jokes, a big presence that took the focus off the couple, and awkward transitions throughout the night. And the music selection? It was nothing like the couple wanted, and since he wouldn’t take requests from family and friends, our ears – and our overall experience at the wedding – were at his mercy. And who wants that for their wedding?
I get it that your wedding music is one of the biggest things people will remember from your wedding (and if you don’t believe me, read the above paragraph again).
Just like you, music means more to me – that’s why I want to make your wedding the most incredible experience you’ve ever had. It’s so much more to me than just knocking out a playlist on the weekend; instead, I know that together, we’re creating the backdrop for your best memories. I can’t wait to make that happen for you.
In Joe’s Headphones:John Mayer, Eric Church, Fall Out Boy, Drake, Dave Matthews Band, One Republic, Ben Rector Mat Kearney, John Legend, Bryce Vine, Kanye West, Louis the Child, MAX, Diplo
Joe’s Favorite Floor Fillers:
• Hot in Herre – Nelly • That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars • Wobble – Vic • Pony – Ginuwine • Mi Gente – J. Balvin and Willy William ft Beyoncé • We Found Love – Rihanna ft Calvin Harris • You Make My Dreams – Daryl Hall & John Oates • Suavemente- Elvis Crespo • I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston • Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars • Yeah! – Usher
Joe Loves Couples That:
• Love lots of different genres of music. • Want a live guitarist element for their wedding. • Want to dance all night long!
Joe's Favorite Reviews
Fred and Rebecca ★★★★★
"Joe was great! From the day we hired him up to the moment all our guests left way after Midnight, still excited and completely exhausted after dancing all night. He was incredible to work with! He asked questions. He listened. And he HEARD us. The wedding atmosphere is at large created by the DJ and ours was so... well.. it was SO US! his choice of music, timing, fluidity and the absence of the awkward moments he saved us from 🙂 Plus, he really really feels the crowd and is able to flex and adapt when necessary. Our wedding was everything I could ever want. I highly recommend Joe and his team. Professional, down to earth, fun, kind and just an amazing human!"
Tiffany and Caleb ★★★★★
"Joe was seriously the absolute best DJ possible. He kept in contact with us all the way to the wedding day and even after!! He sent us a thank you card with his cute little dogs too! He cared about making our wedding fun and making sure we were happy! He asked us what we wanted and helped us when we told him we had no idea. We trusted him to pick the music for almost the entire wedding. Let’s just say the dance floor was occupied the entire night!! He played guitar for our ceremony which was so beautiful. He embraced our nerdy side and even learned the Star Wars theme song for me to walk down the aisle to. I could not have been happier with his services. He got personal with us and learned who we were and did amazing portraying it through his music selection. I would recommend over and over again for him because he is the best, hands down!!! Thank you Joe for making our day fun and even more meaningful!!!"
Annie and Jason ★★★★★
"Where do I begin? From the moment we booked Joe through the whole wedding planning process, Joe was truly amazing to work with. Joe listened to every single request that we had and truly brought it to life. He customized anything that we wanted, helped change songs to make them longer, and really payed attention to the crowd. So many people at our wedding raved about the music and how great he was. He helped our whole timeline run exactly how it was supposed to and if any changes needed to be made through the night he was there to make sure it all ran smoothly. He played all the music we wanted, communicated so well, and truly felt like a friend through the entire process. Joe, we cannot thank you enough for everything! Look no further and BOOK HIM NOW!"