DJs for Weddings
Kyle Mann is a DJ and musician who has been performing around the Chicagoland area for over 10 years. His passion for music started at the early age of five learning classical, jazz, and classic pop/rock songs on piano and guitar, and evolved into producing and spinning dance and electronic music later in high school. He continued his musical studies throughout college where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music and Business at Elmhurst College. His original music has been played on radio stations across the Midwest including Chicago’s WXRT 93.1 FM and WONC 89.1 FM, and he has DJ’d/performed at many weddings, private parties, clubs, and festivals including The Taste of Chicago, Roscoe Fest, 101.9 FM ‘The Mix’ Party In The Park, The Navy Pier Grand Ballroom, The Metro, and Lincoln Hall.
Vincent received his Bachelors of Arts in Jazz Studies from Elmhurst College where he studied guitar and audio engineering. It was in the EC audio engineering program that he first fell in love with music productions and began working with local artists, rappers and DJs in the studio. Vincent has toured the Midwest playing guitar and keyboards with various bands. He’s also traveled the Midwest and internationally as a DJ, performing for audiences ranging from night clubs and private events to ambassadors at the United Nations student conference at the University for Peace in Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica.
Vincent has created tons of personalized soundtracks for weddings, corporate, and charitable events over the years. Clients are blown away by his extensive musical knowledge and his exceptional skill at reading the vibe of a group and adjusting his playlist accordingly. They also appreciate how he’s able to keep the energy going all night with his exciting transitions between songs. Vincent approaches DJing with the nuance and technicality of a performer and producer, bringing a rare musicality to the mix informed by a true passion for a broad, eclectic body of music.
John is a musician and DJ who also writes, produces and performs his own music. John received his bachelor’s degree in Music Composition and Jazz Studies from Elmhurst College in 2010. While at Elmhurst, he was involved in many musical endeavors such as playing trumpet with the Elmhurst College Jazz Band, playing drums with the Gretsch Electric Guitar Ensemble and composing original works for various ensembles and big bands, as well as private teaching. It was in these formative years that he got involved with studio engineering and electronic music, broadening his musical tastes and techniques even further. In addition to DJing events, John works as a Composer/Sound Designer for mobile games, as a Songwriter/Producer, is a member of an original indie rock band called Dozens and writes music with his wife who is also an artist.
John has provided services as a DJ with Stitely Entertainment for the last 4 years (with a short break in 2014 after having his twin boys). He puts together unique mixes for weddings and corporate events throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, catering to each client’s individual tastes and requests. Clients love John’s ability to not only read a crowd, but keep feet on the dance floor for the entirety of the evening. His experience as a performer has greatly influenced his DJing, introducing a nuance to mixing and song selection that only comes with the experience of performing. John approaches each event the way he approaches each song he writes, with great care and attention to the uniqueness and individuality of every event. Coupled with his attention to detail is a breadth of knowledge of the history of dance music, and what makes people want to get up and have a great time.
Despite his young age, DJ and sound engineer Sean Brady has already worked with some hugely popular recording artists like Lupe Fiasco, Dierks Bentley, Reel Big Fish and more. Currently studying Live and Installed Audio Systems at Columbia College Chicago, Sean’s DJ skills are greatly enhanced by his vast musical knowledge and years as a guitarist. A fan of rock and alternative music, Sean also knows how to drop the beat and pack the floor with classics, hip-hop, top 40, & pop hits. DJ Sean keeps the crowd electrified all night long for memories that last a lifetime.
My lifelong love of music has led me to being a DJ and I have been blessed with a variety of memorable gigs. My musical knowledge runs deep and spans a broad variety of genres including old and new-school R&B, soul, funk, classic and contemporary jazz, 80’s pop and New Wave, and down-tempo electronica.
I also love emceeing at events, and I feel great when I’m able to read the crowd to create distinct moods and atmospheres that keep the dance floor filled. I believe the main reason we are here on Earth is to serve others, and I love to help my clients celebrate, using great music to create great memories.
DJs for Weddings
“I am so happy we used Stitely Entertainment for our wedding! …DJ Vincent’s music kept the dance floor packed and raging all night!!”-Alli (bride)
It’s simple: you want a DJ who knows music. Someone to get the party going and keep it going all night. Stitely DJs are musicians first and foremost; they understand the important role of music in your wedding and how song choice can enhance your enjoyment of the big day. With their encyclopedic knowledge of diverse musical genres, Stitely DJs are more than just human iPods who simply play requests (though they can do that too). They are living, breathing musicians who can craft a soundtrack for your wedding that includes your musical favorites and captures your unique style, from the perfect bridal party intro to the end of night jam that floods the dance floor. You benefit from their experience but you also have the opportunity to request the songs and genres that are important to you, your fiancé and your families.
Stitely DJs are known for their knowledge and professionalism as well as their support during the planning process. They understand weddings from start to finish and will work with you, along with the Planning Department, to create a timeline that allows your wedding to flow seamlessly from moment to moment. Through conversation and collaboration, they encapsulate your personal style throughout the reception, not only through song selection, but also with the sophisticated handling of announcements. Our DJs work in pairs, so that one keeps the party going while the other coordinates with your caterer and other vendors to provide a stress free experience at your Chicago wedding.
Stitely also offers exceptional live music options such as string trios, guitarists and pianists for your ceremony, as well as jazz or acoustic rock combos for the cocktail and dinner portion of the evening. Create a personalized live music-DJ package to combine the class of live musicians and the raucous energy of a DJ dance party.