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DJ Chris Poynter

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DJ Chris Poynter is Victoria's most popular and well-reviewed wedding DJ, and for good reason: Over his last 20+ years as a professional mobile entertainer, Chris has completely redefined what it means to be a wedding DJ, offering an experience that puts him in a league of his own. Contact him for more information, including pricing and an up-to-date availability calendar.

Services offered

​Energetic, engaging, and experienced, with an unparalleled attention to detail. A limitless love for music. A friendly, laid-back; yet prompt and professional demeanour. Rest assured that when you hire DJ Chris Poynter for your wedding reception, you and your guests will enjoy the most incredible dancing experience possible! A sound system tailored to your venue, wireless handheld mic for your MC and speeches, and customizable dance floor lighting catered to your tastes are always included.

DJ Chris Poynter has a background in theatrical audio production, so your ceremony music cues are the last thing you will need to worry about! Chris will work closely with you and your planner to ensure that everything is timed perfectly for all the key moments. Whether you just need music while you walk down the aisle, or you require a fully-mic'd ceremony for 300 guests on a beach without power, DJ Chris Poynter has the equipment and expertise to make it happen.

Other services

DJ Chris Poynter has also performed at hundreds of events including school dances, corporate events, holiday parties, and more. His corporate clients have included the likes of the Fairmont Empress Hotel, Craftsman Collision, UNIFOR333, Victoria Police, Saanich Fire, Beach House Restaurant, Foster Air, BMO, HBC, RBC, Rotary Club of Victoria, Canadian Tire Jumpstart, Lululemon, TourismBC, MAXIMUS Canada, and the Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon.

Highlights

Music Genres

Country, hip hop, electronic, jazz, oldies, pop, soul/R&B, rock, international, top 40

DJ Services

MC, consultation, do-not-play list, liability insurance, one event per day

Starting Price - DJ Services

$1,300

More information

What additional equipment do you offer?

Disco ball
Microphones
Sound/PA system
Uplighting

What is included in starting price?

Consultation
Disco ball
Microphones
Sound/PA system

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$1,600

What is included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Consultation
Disco ball
Microphones
Sound/PA system

What is the starting price for uplighting?

$1,000

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    Andrew B. Married on 06/07/2019
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    Top DJ in Victoria

    We were so fortunate to have Chris at our wedding. He provided ALL our music needs. Ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. He also made sure we had mics and speakers for the speeches during dinner. Nothing short of full service with Chris. Having him as our DJ meant that was one less thing we had to worry about. With very little guidance he struck the right vibe and kept the dance floor full all night. Incredibly personable and responsive – Chris should be everyone’s top choice. Thank you, Chris.
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    Claudia Married on 06/10/2017
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    Chris Poynter is an amazing DJ! We knew there were 3 things we could not spare expense on and that was food, photographer, and music! Chris is worth every penny (he ACTUALLY DJs, people! Doesn't just hit "play" on a playlist).
    We hired him for our wedding Thanksgiving weekend 2017 in Victoria, BC and found him very professional, friendly, and prompt in his responses.
    On the day of, his setup and cleanup were swift and on time. During the entire evening he read the mood well and changed the music accordingly, transitioned between songs so there was never a quiet moment (except when it was needed), read cues really well, and went above and beyond just playing and helped out with some music for some of our speeches as well as our other events.
    There is absolutely nothing that we did not like about him or his service, and would 100% recommend.
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    Kent H. Married on 23/09/2017
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    We had the pleasure of having Chris DJ our wedding last week.A good dancefloor at a wedding can make all the difference, and Chris killed it! The Dancefloor was never empty, the music was on "Poynt", and he had an uncanny ability to read the crowd and contiously play favorite after favorite! From the get go, Chris was professional and easy to work with. He came prepared with all his own equipment and lights which really help set that dancing atmosphere that you want at a wedding. We had multiple guests tell us they were sore for days from dancing all night! We genuinely couldn't be more happy with Chris' services. If you're planning a wedding and the DJ is still on your list, do yourself a favor and call Chris! Just cross your fingers he's still available!
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    Nikki Married on 05/08/2017
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    We were lucky enough to snag Chris for our August long weekend wedding. Boy, he did not disappoint! Just look at all the other reviews - he definitely lived up to our expectations. Despite our venue limitations with the haze machine, Chris got the party going all night and everyone loved the music. He was in sync with our MC and even came to the rescue when the slideshow at our wedding wasn't playing music properly (slideshow was using the venue speakers, he somehow connected it to his system and it worked, yay!)
    I highly recommend Chris! He's so professional, very friendly, and personable! 5 stars. P.S. He uploaded a video of our wedding dance floor and it definitely looked like a nightclub, haha!
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    Dana G. Married on 06/01/2019
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    Wedding sept 2016

    Chris was the dj for my September 17th wedding. One thing i noticed was how quickly he responded when i had questions throughout the process of planning. He played songs that were requested as well as those from a list I gave and kept the party moving. He was fun and super easygoing!
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    Brady B. Married on 07/08/2018
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    July 2018 Wedding DJ

    First off, thank you Chris!

    We just had our Wedding in July 2018 and Chris was our DJ. Let's get right to the point. This guys is an absolute pro and we could not recommend him more!

    We came in from Seattle and didn't know the local options, so we did some research and found that Chris was highly recommended by everyone. From the beginning he was incredibly nice, easy to communicate with, took in all of our requests and considerations, showed up on-time and was ready for everything, including a surprise request from the groom's aka my mother. We had a very intimate ceremony with a unique use of music and a reception that was equal parts personal and celebratory. No matter what, Chris was on cue with everything and we had no issues whatsoever.

    Most importantly, he was phenomenal at keeping the dance floor going all night and I can't stress that one enough. We only had 55 people at our wedding with a range of ages and that thing stayed packed the whole time. I strongly suggest utilizing his experience and improvisation. He threw in a surprise fog machine and some well timed jingles, and our guests loved it! He is great at reading the room and vibe. There were a couple of songs that my wife and I requested that weren't fitting the mood and he moved right onto something else that kept everyone engaged (note: he asked us if that was appropriate to do ahead of time).

    It's simple, just hire the guy!
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    Curtis A. Married on 20/07/2018
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    Best DJ hands down!!!

    We were married July 20th 2018 and Christopher was our first choice for DJ services and we are so happy he was available. From our intial meeting until the end of the night everything was A++. I would highly recommend Christopher to anyone wanting the best possible experience. Thanks again Chris!!
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    Jamie E. Married on 30/06/2018
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    Chris you were amazing !!! Thank you !!!

    Chris was amazing !!! Everyone was up and enjoying themselves even people I know who don’t dance at all were up and dancing ( especially my dad and he doesn’t dance at all and he was having a blast so that says a lot !!! ) just great easy with communication I would highly recommend Chris for any of my friends events !!! He even had to help MC a little bit too at my wedding which was great so thank you again chris
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    Vanessa F. Married on 23/06/2018
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    Fun dance floor!

    Chris was great from the day we hired him up until the end of our wedding night. Everyone was so impressed with his song choices and the fact that he read the crowd well.
    He is very patient and put up with our drunk friends at the end of the night (please forgive us!).
    Chris will not disappoint your dancing needs!
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    Nichole M. Married on 16/06/2018
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    Do yourself the favor and hire DJ Chris!

    DJ Chris really completed our wedding. I was really hmming and haaing about whether it would be worth the price to hire a DJ or just do the good old iPod and speaker system. Trust me HIRE DJ CHRIS. For one having a microphone for speeches and my brides singing to me really couldn't have been what is was without him there. Having him not only play great music but also fade out when needed and speedily switch songs between meal time, to grader toss, to bouquet toss was flawless. It was stress free and he had everyone dancing! My Baba (Ukrainian grandma) actually called me 4 days after the wedding and expressed how blown away she was that my uncle was up there dancing and she has NEVER seen him dance! If you want your wedding to flow, be smooth and seemingly effortless with no effort on your part, do yourself a favour and hire DJ Chris, it is so worth it. Also his light show just added that little extra to the whole occasion. 10/10 would hire him again and will recommend him to everyone I know getting married!

    Thanks Chris! You really helped make our day the perfect day it was!

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Christopher Poynter
Christopher Poynter
Owner & Operator

Christopher Poynter is a professional wedding and event DJ, musician elementary school music teacher, outdoor enthusiast, husband and dad, in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Victoria DJ Chris Poynter has been mixing music professionally for 15 years, as of January 2018. Due to high demand, he mostly DJs weddings and corporate events, but is no stranger to school dances, fundraisers, special events, house-parties, and the occasional bar and nightclub.

Not the kind of person to just crank up the music and say "sounds good enough," Christopher also prides himself in having a great deal of experience as a live sound technician and recording engineer.

As well as running sound for numerous small acts, he worked at the Chief Sepass Performing Arts Theatre in Langley for five years, and later as a part-time radio host for two years at CFUV 101.9 FM in Victoria.

During his time at CFUV, he also enhanced his skill set by completing the course MUS 306: Sound Recording Techniques at the University of Victoria.

As well as being a professional DJ, Christopher Poynter has also worked as an elementary school music specialist in the Sooke School District since 2012.

Christopher completed his Bachelor of Education (Elementary) Degree at the University of Victoria. Prior to that, he studied Humanities for one year at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and Jazz Studies (Trumpet & Piano) for two years at Capilano Univerisity.

Christopher had a rich musical upbringing, having attended Langley Fine Arts School from Grade 1-12 and majoring in music as a high school student. He also studied trumpet and piano privately for several years during this time.

Because of his experiences, fine arts education is a key part of Christopher's teaching pedagogy.

Christopher believes that a successful integration of the fine arts is crucial for students’ creative and expressive development, and that integrating the fine arts can provide a stimulating and aesthetic atmosphere in the school, which contributes positively to the whole learning experience.

Christopher also believes that incorporating the fine arts teaches cultural awareness, self-confidence, problem solving, cooperation, and gives students the means and motivation to express their emotions.

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