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Evolved Entertainment

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About

Founded in 2009 by Sam Fleming aka DJ Efsharp, Evolved Entertainment is a boutique event production company. Based in Toronto, Ontario Evolved Entertainment specializes in providing DJ services and AV solutions. It caters to all its clients' music, technical, and artistic tastes. Both the main planners here have taken The Gay Wedding Institute certification course as well.

Experience

Sam first began his journey in this field when working in college radio in 1994. He has the experience of performing both as a DJ and MC for more than 2000 events. A WPIC certified wedding planner, Sam has also performed at major venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Some of the achievements of the business include:

  • Won "Favourite Event DJ" at the Canadian Special Events Awards for the second year in a row
  • Won Wedding Industry Expert Awards in 2013 for Best DJ in Toronto
  • Played at World Cup event at the Capitol Theatre
  • Played at the World MasterCard Fashion Week

Services offered

Evolved Entertainment is able to customize their services according to the clients' requirements. DJ and MC services are provided by the business along with live entertainment options such as:

  • Bands
  • Jazz ensembles
  • Band + DJ
  • Live video mixing

Other services

In addition to weddings, Evolved Entertainment also will provide services for corporate and other special events. Lighting services are also available, including uplighting, pinspotting, followspot, and logo projections.

Highlights

Music Genres

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

$1,500

More information

What additional equipment do you offer?

Disco ball
Flat screen
Microphones
Photobooth
Projector
Sound/PA system
Uplighting

What is included in starting price?

Microphones
Sound/PA system

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$3,000

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

MC
Consultation
Microphones
Sound/PA system

What is the starting price for uplighting?

$400

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    Drew S. Married on 11/08/2018
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    Danced all day and all night!

    Sam was super organized and invested in making sure our wedding was curated to a tee. The dancing started at 4pm (right after our vows) and kept going until almost 2am! In the months and weeks leading up to our big day we worked with Sam to create specific playlists for various parts of the afternoon and evening. When the party got going, Sam was able to work guest requests into his mixes. The sound quality and lights were first rate. Sam most definitely looked the part. We would highly recommend Sam and his team!

    Evolved Entertainment's reply:

    That was one for the history books! It was great to have a crowd that really wanted to celebrate with you and it did not take much to get them dancing well before it started getting dark. Thanks so much for trusting me with an awesome playlist for your fun loving guests. It was great to see the whole day finally come together. All the best to you and Rachel! Love, Sam
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    Lisa K. Married on 07/10/2017
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    We had Mike DJ our wedding in October and are so glad we did! Throughout the process Mike was amazing at helping us narrow down what songs we wanted, and offered great suggestions based on our music taste when we needed help. We had guests of all age groups comment on how much fun they had dancing because the music was perfect. I would highly recommend Mike and the crew at Evolved Entertainment for your wedding, you will not be disappointed!

    Evolved Entertainment's reply:

    It was an honour to be there with you both! The photos in Event Source look amazing and bring the day back to life. Thanks for your detailed account of the fun times ;)
  • Shane
    Shane G. Married on 18/04/2015
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    My wife and I absolutely loved our wedding and Sam was a really important part of making the night beautiful, fun, and stylish. He got to know us. He got that we wanted a dance party and we wanted the music selection to touch everyone. He painted a picture of how he was going to make that work. And he promised to play a lot of vinyl!

    With very little direction, Sam curated a selection that worked with our musical cues, connected with every generation in the room, had my grandma up cutting with my little niece and nephew—he made our night and we felt lucky to have Evolved play our wedding!

    Evolved Entertainment's reply:

    Thank you very much Shane (and Sarah) for giving us your faith and trusting us with your big day! It was awesome to get to know you both. I must say your grandfather's speech was one of the best I have ever heard. I hope you have had a laugh listening to the recording! Love and light to you and your growing family, Sam Fleming
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    Ian S. Married on 22/11/2020
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    Wonderful team

    Wonderful professional can adapt to any music and style. Thank you for an amazing experience

    Evolved Entertainment's reply:

    Ah thank you Ian! It was great to see you and Shani come together with everyone on the dancefloor. Glad you had a great time at Ancaster Mill!
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    Meagan Married on 31/03/2019
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    Sam got the party started & it didn't end!

    Sam was the recommended DJ from my venue. My fiance and I were very impressed in his musical knowledge and strategies for how he gets different cohorts of people to dance. As my groom has an extensive background in music, we felt extremely comfortable with Sam as our DJ and MC. He helped us build a song list that flowed well, and allowed us to customize our ceremony songs. We had a non-traditional wedding in a traditional event space and Sam helped us customize the feelings of the event through music. Sam even came to the dress rehearsal the night before the wedding to meet all the important family members. He wanted to get to know the family so he could have personalized entrances for the parties. I highly recommend Evolved Entertainment!

    Evolved Entertainment's reply:

    That was really impressive that you picked the Gladstone to align with your sustainablility values. I had heard of B-Corporations before but was honoured to provide an acoustic unplugged jazz trio to stay true to what's most important to you both. What a special day with the sprinkling of snow. You and your guests were a delight to mix music for! Much love to you both in 2020 and beyond! Sam
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    Holly S. Married on 11/03/2017
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    My husband and I used Evolved entertainment for our wedding. This was a match made in DJ heaven with Sam being into hop hop (my style) and disco (my husbands style). The entire experience was really easy and Sam was extremely helpful and informative leading up to the day of. The day off was completely flawless and to my surprise they brought along a brilliant saxophone to play along with the DJ's for cocktail hour. During the reception there was never a time the dance floor was empty, there were amazing at reading the room and keeping the party going. Even though they were meant to finish at 0100 and had flights to catch the morning after they continued until the venue shut us down. I would highly recommend using this DJ service for any event!

    Evolved Entertainment's reply:

    Thanks for such a detailed review Holly! It was inspiring to get to know you both and hear not just about where you have travelled, but where you were headed later this year!!! Maybe with a few more reviews like this we can catch up with jetset rockstars like you and Fab in air miles ;)
    It was an honour to get all your friends and family dancing! Glad that the sax upgrade helped deepen the warm vibe you wanted to build.
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    Sarah Married on 19/09/2015
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    Sam at Evolved helped us to find the right equipment and lighting we would need to use to have my best friend, Annie (AMtrak), DJ our big day party. The sound system & disco ball was perfect for the space. The service of setup & teardown of the equipment was very convenient and we were grateful for that aspect. We recommend Evolved Entertainment for any of you soundsystem/DJ related needs.

    Evolved Entertainment's reply:

    We love working at the Henley Room, This is what's amazing about the DJ community when we can all help one another and Annie and I knew one another and dozens of DJ's from the scene!
    Lots of love to you both! Sam
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    Kristina Married on 29/12/2018
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    Energized the whole night!

    Sam was very professional and very helpful in giving direction to us for our wedding music. Sam comes with lots of experience and has a ton of fun and creative ideas if you are really looking to personalize your wedding! Sam was very organized and worked well with our other vendors. The night was an absolute blast, from the ceremony songs, to cocktail hour, and of course to the dance floor. Sam got in all of our favourites and was able to keep the energy up the whole night!

    Evolved Entertainment's reply:

    Thanks so much for the kind words. It was a pleasure to get to know you and bring everyone together.
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    Natasha Married on 18/08/2018
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    Must Hire!

    My fiancé and I were apprehensive to a lot of entertainment companies where you hire your DJ essentially blind not knowing who they will actually send for your special day. What intrigued us about Evolved Entertainment is the degree of personalization, attention to detail and professionalism. From our initial meeting with "DJ Mike", we were blown away by how much Mike and Sam both cared about our personal preferences for music and how they could enrich our special day. Our second meeting with Mike was over two hours and he provided us so much advice from his experiences with weddings that we found it very helpful. Throughout the whole wedding planning process, Mike and Sam invited us to many events where they would be performing so we could get a better sense of their style, music and setup. Sam was able to join us for our rehearsal which made the day of so much more seamless. Mike and his assistant Matt really did an outstanding job with music queues, analyzing the crowd and having everyone join in on the dance floor at some point in the night. I strongly recommend hiring Evolved Entertainment... Sam and Mike are awesome!!

    Evolved Entertainment's reply:

    Thank you very much for trusting us with your entire day! What a stunning backdrop for your ceremony, the rehearsal alone gave me goosebumps. Mike and Matt had a great time with your guests and the energy they put into dancing. Wishing you and Cameron all the best in your journey into married life! Sam
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    Michael A. Married on 17/02/2018
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    Amazing night

    A couple weeks ago we had Mike DJ our wedding, and it was seriously perfect! We were a bit nervous due to all the different groups of friends / family coming together with their own tastes, but Mike hit all the spots and kept everyone dancing until closing time. Really incredible -- I think it would have been physically impossible to have more fun. Can't recommend Evolved enough. We're still getting notes saying how much fun the dancing was.

    Evolved Entertainment's reply:

    Mike had an absolute blast at your wedding and loved being able to play to each group of your guests and unite them with you on the dancefloor. Thanks again for placing your trust in Mike and our team at Evolved. Wishing you both all the best from 2018 and beyond! Sam

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Evolved Entertainment Real Weddings

  • Meagan & Martial
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  • Christina & Charles
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  • Lisa & Jeff
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74 1/2 Markham St M6J 2G5 Toronto (Ontario)

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