Dave Shannon Music
Jasper Avenue T5J 1S5 Edmonton (Alberta) Map · Phone number
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4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Response time 5.0
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  • Katrina

    Katrina Lafosse · Married on 03/11/2018

    5.0
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    100% recommend!’

    Absolutely incredible!! He was so great to work with and extremely accommodating to song requests and played a great mix! Our crowd was going all night! We couldn’t have chosen a better DJ and his prices are unbeatable!!

    Sent on 25/09/2018

    Dave Shannon Music's reply:

    Hi Katrina!

    You and Cody truly made my job stress-free allowing me to provide the VERY best services possible. You are a DREAM couple and it was so awesome to be a part of making your special day EXTRA special!

    Warm Regards & All The Very Best!
    - Dave -
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    Linda · Married on 18/08/2018

    5.0
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    Best Music Ever

    Everyone said they loved the music at our wedding the dance floor was NEVER empty. My Brother and Sister also used Dave Shannon I would recommend them to anyone. Any requests were played right away keeping all guests happy

    Sent on 28/08/2018
  • Jamie

    Jamie Hofmann · Married on 11/08/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Went above and beyond

    Dave was the DJ at one of my friend's wedding and was highly recommended. Throughout the entire process, from the initial meeting to the wedding day, Dave went above and beyond and did not disappoint. Dave was always very accommodating and met me at both my ceremony and reception venues ahead of time to make sure everything would be set up perfectly. My father composed and recorded music to play at the ceremony and performed live at the reception and Dave spent lots of time communicating back and forth to ensure everything was exactly as my father hoped. Dave was friendly, considerate and professional and was an integral part of making our wedding day so special. I would highly recommend!

    Sent on 20/10/2018
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    Heather · Married on 04/08/2018

    5.0
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    Awesome DJ

    We booked last minute after not being able to decide on whether we wanted a DJ or not-definitely glad we did!He had great suggestions for music and you could tell has lots of experience! Def recommend

    Sent on 12/08/2018

    Dave Shannon Music's reply:

    Hi Heather!

    Helping you plan and be a part of your special day was just so "easy peasy". Playing the music for both your ceremony and reception was great. You and Nick are such a great match and I'm very happy you found each other. Thanks for giving me the chance to help make sure you had a GREAT wedding day!

    Warmest Regards,
    ~ Dave ~
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    Amanda Kuspira · Married on 14/07/2018

    2.4
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      5.0
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      2.0
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    Not what we asked for, rude to guests

    If you want the typical wedding playlist with the chicken dance and oldies, then Dave is your guy. We specifically requested NOT to play the chicken dance...but it was played. My husband sent him a list of song requests...none were played and he didn't let us know in advance that he didn't have any of them (I am guessing that was the issue but he didn't actually tell us why none were played). He did play a few country songs I requested...but played the same song twice. He got into a verbal confrontation with two different wedding guests and advised me that it's his job to make sure all guests have a good time and that a bride could ruin the wedding by playing what she wanted and not paying attention to her guests. Apparently he thinks he knew my guests better than me...weird how we have had more than 10 people tell us after our wedding how bad the DJ was. Our DJ selection was the only thing we were not happy with at our wedding...thankfully everything else was great!

    I do have to give him one positive...he did the music for our ceremony as well. The ceremony music and song selection was great. That I cannot take away from him! The dance however was extremely disappointing.

    Sent on 22/01/2019

    Dave Shannon Music's reply:

    The above comments were received 1/2 year after the wedding. Here are the comments received directly after the wedding:

    25 Jul 2018, 15:56
    to DaveShannonMusic

    Hi Dave,

    I got an email about sending a review. I wanted to send you an email personally rather than post to a website.

    First, I was extremely pleased with everything for the ceremony. The music, the set-up, the sound…everything was great and I couldn’t have been happier with how it went.

    We were not as thrilled with the dance. I realise that this is your profession and that you need to take some liberties with song selection, timing etc. That being said, there are some items that Michael and I were not happy with.

    You had requested a song list, which I had harassed Michael for and he finally spent a fair amount of time going through his library and YouTube to come up with. I acknowledged in the email when I sent it to you that his list was lengthy and that I understood if you couldn’t get to all of the songs. Unfortunately, I don’t recall hearing any of them. Michael was waiting for some of his songs to be played and neither of us recall hearing any of them. He brought this up to me a few times that night asking me if I had heard any of them and he mentioned towards the end of the night that he was mad because none of the songs he requested were played. He doesn’t understand why you requested a list of songs if you didn’t intend on playing them.

    · In one email to you I specifically requested that the Chicken Dance song NOT be played and you played it anyway.

    · I had to do a lot of mingling so wasn’t on the dance floor a lot, however, ironically you did play a song that I had requested – however you played the exact same song twice – George Straight, I just wanna dance with you. I possibly wouldn’t have even noticed in a different situation, but I only two-stepped to three songs and two of them were the same. This was also noticed by a couple of my other friends who are the big “two-step country loving folks”.

    · Apparently there was some sort of an incident with kids running around on the dance floor…something about you being worried about them damaging your equipment. I am guessing there was some kind of a misunderstanding. I know for a fact that my maid of honour had a conversation with the kids prior to the dance to stay away from the equipment, but that they could play on the dance floor away from your table and speakers. Her and I had chatted about it on the Friday night while we were setting the hall up. She let me know that she did in fact speak with the kids (there were only 4 of them) and that she felt they all understood and were complying with her requests. Two of the children were hers and the other two are children of friends of ours. I was not present during the discussion that you had with one our guests, but I feel that it could have been handled better by both parties involved.

    I want to stress, that I do understand that you can’t be told exactly what to do and that you as an experienced DJ need to be able to take some liberties in how you conduct the evening. That being said however, I would have appreciated an email back letting us know in advance that you didn’t have or wouldn’t be able to play any of the songs Michael requested. I understand that its part of your job to try to ensure that all the folks attending of various ages and musical preferences all have a good time…but as the couple getting married and footing the bill, we also need to feel like our money was well spent. I got some feedback from our guests about how everything went from their perspective. In the end we basically feel like you didn’t genuinely take into account our preferences and you played a pre-formatted wedding list that was a bit out-dated.

    It was by no means a disaster, but I can also tell you we didn’t come away feeling thrilled. Instead we were a bit disappointed and unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) this was one of the few things that day that didn’t meet our expectations.

    Amanda
  • Kristy

    Kristy Reimer · Married on 23/06/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Simply the Best There Is!

    Dave is as professional and experienced there is when it comes to being a DJ. He was extremely helpful with planning all my songs and staying on top of everything as the day went on. Even talked to us for a while after we shut her down at night, which not all DJs do. He seemed more like a friend than someone we hired. That helped make the day go as perfect as it could have possibly been! Huge thank you to Dave! I highly recommend his business for any event.

    Sent on 24/06/2018

    Dave Shannon Music's reply:

    Hi Kristy!

    Thank you so much for your kind Wedding Wire review. You and Steve are just two really great people. It's so amazing to meet a couple that I would choose as friends. So it seems like our review of each other is completely mutual then :-)

    Here's to the both of you!
    ~ Dave ~
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    Frederico Moncheira · Married on 19/05/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Great entertainer

    Such a pleasure having Dave Shannon Music do our wedding. Since day one the communication was great. On our big day Dave was exceptional , pleasant to our guests as well put on a great time for us and our guests. Everyone was up and dancing. Definitely recommend!!!

    Sent on 06/06/2018
  • Alexander

    Alexander Drost · Married on 05/05/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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    Definitely Recommend Dave Shannon!

    Dave Shannon was great! We didn't really know what songs we wanted to play or how our evening reception should be organized, so it was mostly up to Dave what songs to play, and he did a fantastic job as our DJ and MC. We couldn't have been happier with our choice of booking Dave Shannon. Throughout the evening he was very flexible in doing announcements, accepting song wishes, finding suitable songs for our dance (which we hadn't planned but suddenly decided to do for the guests). Everyone at the event enjoyed music. Dave was always reachable, ready to answer any questions, available to meet with us before the wedding, and his pricing for the event was straight forward with everything included. Some DJs charge by hour packages, but Dave Shannon's price is for the whole event, including lights and more. We definitely recommend Dave Shannon! Thank you for the great experience!

    Sent on 02/06/2018
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    Darren Stroeder · Married on 17/03/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
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    Very happy!

    Dave did a fantastic job at our wedding. He was able to create a great mood for our dance, and he ensured there were people on the floor throughout the night. He also made planning and communication a breeze, and we would absolutely recommend him!

    Sent on 26/03/2018

    Dave Shannon Music's reply:

    Darren it truly was a great pleasure to have had the chance to be a part of ensuring your and Frances' special day was the very best it could be - I could only wish all my couples were as wonderful as you two are!

    Kindest Regards,
    ~ Dave ~
  • Kendra

    Kendra Lakeman · Married on 03/03/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    Easy to work with and plays great music

    We hired Dave cause we wanted a DJ who would be comfortable playing old time rock and roll, country and of course the wedding classics, and he delivered! Having an in-person meeting was not an option because we live 17 hours away from Edmonton, and Dave worked with us on phone and email to ensure we still had an amazing reception!! He was even willing to put in our contract that he wouldn't play Justin Beiber, and held that promise, despite some best efforts by wedding guests!!

    Sent on 05/04/2018

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