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Located in White Rock, British Columbia, That Awesome DJ Guy is a company that specializes in bringing the finest in DJ and entertainment services to weddings and special events in British Columbia. Owner and DJ James Proulx has more than 25 years of experience DJing your favourite music artists and genres. Contact That Awesome DJ Guy today!

Services offered

The services offered include the following:

  • MC and DJ services for ceremony & reception
  • Online planning guides
  • Music playlists including a do-not-play list
  • Secured payment gateway and liability insurance
  • Ambient background music for when your guests arrive
  • Custom music for your processional, signing of the registry, & recessional
  • Custom music for the cocktail, dinner and dancing portion of your reception
  • A professional sound system that includes speakers, digital DJ decks & laptop
  • LED lights for the dance floor that change color & move
  • Free 1 hr load-in, setup, & soundcheck and free teardown and load-out at the end of the night

Other services

That awesome DJ guy is also available for:

  • Corporate events
  • Private events
  • High school dances
  • Elementary school dances
  • Holiday parties
  • Pubs
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Frequently asked questions

What music genres do you specialize in?

Country
Hip hop
Electronic
Jazz
Oldies
Pop
Soul/R&B
Rock
International
Top 40

What services do you offer?

MC
Consultation
Do-not-play list
Liability insurance

What additional equipment do you offer?

Microphones
Projector

What is the starting price for your wedding DJ services?

$700

What is included in starting price?

Consultation
Microphones
Sound/PA system

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$1,000

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?

$125
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Reviews for That Awesome DJ Guy

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  • Flexibility
    4 out of 5 rating
Sam
Sam T. Sent on 28/09/2021
4.8 out of 5 rating

A reception to remember

We couldn’t be more thankful to have found James for our Sept 2021 wedding reception. James was so flexible as we worked through changing restrictions and trying to plan out our reception. James truly went above and beyond to ensure both us and our guests had a memorable time - our wedding would not have been the same without him!!
Kayla
Kayla L. Sent on 02/08/2021
4 out of 5 rating

Easy to work with & a great guy!

We loved our experience with James, the only downside was he wasn't able to accommodate music requests for our guests during the dancing which a lot of them weren't too happy about, but he did allow me to choose a lot of music ahead of time so I was happy with the service over all! We always had people dancing and over all he was a great addition to our wedding :)
Diondra
Diondra Sent on 22/02/2021
1.4 out of 5 rating

Unprofessional, inflexible and patronizing.

I had high hopes in working with James. He came recommended by our venue so I was anticipating quality service. We paid our deposit right away at the time of booking, and we paid the remaining balance prior even a little sooner than stipulated in his contract.

Unfortunately, our original wedding date was scheduled for April of 2020; however, due to the global pandemic, our province went into COVID lockdown approx. two weeks before the wedding. We, like many, many others, were forced to reschedule our wedding date to an equally uncertain date. I inquired about James' refund policy as this was an unprecedented circumstance for everyone. James advised that none of our money (that was already paid in full) was refundable. He did agree to move our date. In order to try to have all of my vendors available, again, on such short notice, we pushed our wedding date to February of 2021.

And again, unfortunately, our province was under even stricter COVID measures at that time and our choices were to either push the wedding again or proceed with the wedding. In order to proceed, we were only allowed to have 10 guests including the commissioner, bride and groom, ONLY a ceremony and NO reception period. These restrictions were renewed on Feb 5, 2021 and our wedding date was Feb 13, 2021.

I had not heard a single word from James since we rescheduled back in March of 2020 despite having been reached out to by all of my other vendors. When he did reach out, he spoke as though he knew nothing of the current COVID protocols in place. When I advised him that due to the restrictions, we were planning to proceed with only a ceremony (per the provinces' PHO) and that the venue advised there was no need for an MC/DJ, he seemed surprised.

I have many friends including a family member who is a wedding photographer so I know how difficult this pandemic has been on everyone and their livelihoods. As such, I would never ask for my money back; however, I did expect that James would offer some form of credit for when we decide to do a reception in the future - when we are NOT at the mercy of the provinces health orders. I know many professionals offering a credit with them so when a service can be rendered, they would do so. James refused to provide a credit or any form or refund to me. He said that this was the 'second event date' that I've had to cancel and that it was less than 7 days before the event - all of this as though my decisions were 'choices' and not at all governed by the global pandemic and our provinces legally enforceable health orders.

So, I paid James approx. $1,100 for a service that he refuses to render at ANY time due to the fact that I was forced, at the mercy of the province, to change my plans.

I didn't hire James with the intention of not fulfilling the major plans I had for my wedding. All of my other vendors were amazing about working with me to come to a resolution. My decorators were only able to fulfil a small portion of my decoration plans but they offered to keep a credit on file for me and to call them anytime I decided to have a reception or any other event.

Again, I understand how difficult the pandemic has been for everyone and I would never expect anyone to hand back money to all of the people booked to receive a service...but I do expect a service to be rendered for the money I paid. James has chosen to be an inflexible business owner and his last emails to me read as patronizing and arrogant.

Save yourselves the headache, and find someone else.
Kristelle
Kristelle M. Sent on 18/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Awesome wedding MC/DJ

We hired James as our MC/DJ on our wedding day. He did an amazing job making sure that the guests were entertained throughout our wedding reception. Thank you for making our wedding day memorable!
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Sabrina R. Sent on 11/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Impressive Hosting Skills & Experienced DJ

James was the DJ/MC at our wedding last October 27, 2023 at the UBC Boathouse. My husband, our guests, and I were all impressed with his hosting skills. He knows how to engage and entertain the crowd, and we especially enjoyed his jokes. With his extensive experience as a DJ, James kept our dance floor alive all night long.

Not only is James a great DJ and MC, but he is also a kind and respectful person. I would definitely recommend him to anyone planning a wedding or any other event.
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Krista Sent on 05/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

He really is an awesome DJ guy

James was so fun and organized. I’ll admit I was a little worried having him be our DJ and emcee because I had never met him before and wasn’t sure if it would go smoothly but he knocked it out of the park! He also has this easy to fill out form so that you can organize and communicate everything you want done at your wedding. 1000% recommend!
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Sylvie B. Sent on 24/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great experience!

James recently DJ'd our wedding on April 15th, 2023. He certainly stepped up to help us keep our ceremony and reception running, especially because we didn't really have a specific MC and our officiant was also my maid of honour! He made sure that all of the guests were seated and ready for the start of the ceremony, and also kept things moving and entertaining throughout the evening. He came perfectly prepared and his online form for planning the ceremony and reception was super easy to use and made our wedding planning so much easier.
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Jessica Sent on 02/02/2023
2.6 out of 5 rating

Tried the cancel the day before the wedding.

We hired James for our wedding in December at Fraser River Lodge and unfortunately did not have the best experience.
Leading up to the wedding we enjoyed his online portal for planning our song selection and had good communication right up until the day before…less than 24 hours before the wedding he phoned the bride trying to cancel and asked what our “snow plan” was (the forecast was calling for 2-7cm). He had ZERO mention of requiring a snow plan in the contract and when we inquired he admitted to not having winter tires on his vehicle. My husband had to convince him to follow through on the contract we signed by offering additional money, a place to stay that night, the option to leave early and to have people available to help him pack up his equipment at the end of the night. None of our other vendors had any issue with the weather.
I hardly got any sleep that night in fear our DJ wasn’t going to show and instead of being excited when it started to snow on our wedding day I was anxious and stressed. We picked a December wedding in hopes of having snow so this was an extremely disappointing feeling and definitely put a downer on the morning while we were getting ready.
In the end James showed up and did the job he was hired to do. He did a good job but I have an extremely hard time forgiving him for the unnecessary stress and worry he put on us leading up to the wedding.
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Hugo P. Sent on 09/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Awesome indeed!

We met James at a wedding show. The first impression was great, so when came the time to put our wedding plans in action we contacted him again. James was very efficient in answering our questions by text/emails and calls. We had a 1 hour consultation with him at the venue and he was open to all our questions. He also gave us access to an online library to pick songs and give him a clear direction as to what we liked. Since he is a fully licenced DJ, we could even add some music choices that were culturally relevant to us and not necessarily in his library via another popular music app. When came time to set up there was a situation where his equipment came into conflict with some elements of decor, but he kept cool and came up with a great solution. During the night he also took special requests. We would like to express our thanks to him and highly recommend his services to all. He is kind, reliable and very professional.
Rémi and Hugo
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Calvin H. Sent on 04/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Perfectly automatic

James is a top notch DJ. He is so good, you don't even realize he's there. He gets things goings smoothly, and can step in as an MC without hesitation. He did a fantastic job and was able to handle our last minute details. We had no need to micromanage what he did. His timing was excellent and things worked out perfectly. We would highly recommend his services as a wedding DJ to anyone.
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Awards

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That Awesome DJ Guy Real Weddings

Sylvie & Chris
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Tegan & William
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Meet the team

James Proulx
James Proulx
Owner / DJ / MC

My name is James Proulx.

After being born in the 70’s and going to high school in the 80’s, I started my DJ career in the 90’s. If you have ever been to a Suburb Club such as Mirage, Ozone, Cheers, The OB etc in BC or listened to Vancouver Radio, then you probably say to yourself… “I know that voice.” Besides polishing both my Club and Mobile DJ skills from 2000 on and playing with some great celebrities and musicians, I became one of BC’s most sought after MC’s. In 2006 I took my DJing to a whole new level becoming one of Canada’s first Video DJs, loving the fact that I can bring an exhilarating visual experience to an already stimulating audio event. In 2014 I decided to make the leap from part time Mobile DJing (Weddings, Schools, Corporate & Private) to full time and quit Clubs & Pubs all together.

I've been a DJ for more than 25 years and some of my favorite music artists and genres include Motown, Disco, Party Rock, 80’s, 90’s, Pop, House, R&B, Funk, and my absolute new favorite Country.

When I am not DJing events, I can be found spending time with family and friends. Taking in a Canucks, Giants, Lions, Whitecaps or Seahawks game. Going to some great concerts and festivals. Eating & drinking at new pubs and restaurants. Listening to new music and adding it to my collection... and somewhere finding some sleep to bring it all together.

I unquestionably love what I do, because I get to spend the best day of someone’s life with them and I get to do it all the time. I also have the privilage of being a part of great company milestones & celebrations. It is also so fulfilling seeing school kids experience a school dance. There is no better experience than that.

I am accredited and/or a member of:

  • CPDJA - Canadian Pro Disc Jockey Association
  • Wedding Rescue
  • BCCMA - BC Country Music Association
  • FVEPA - Fraser Valley Event Planners Association
  • Connect Music Licensing

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1473 Merklin Street V4B 4C4 White Rock (British Columbia)

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