Music, DJs and Live Entertainment

ADVANCED SYSTEMS
Advanced Systems offers a selection of services including pro DJs, commercial audio systems and a something-for-everyone music library, as well as a variety of podiums, video game consoles, audio visual systems, rentals, lighting systems, projectors, screens and monitors.
5678 Stanley Street, 902-454-4742, advancedsystems.ca

ALWAYS ROCKIN MOBILE DJS
These DJs will bring the bodies to the dancefloor at your event. Whether you’re just looking for a few hours of today’s best dance music or you want the full shebang—the disco lights, mirrorball and smoke along with having the DJ be the MC of the event—they can do it all for you.
902-476-7101, apartywithmarty.com

ANDREW’S MOBILE DJS SERVICE
Andrew’s is an experienced DJ and AV company serving Halifax and surrounding areas. Its primary goal is to take your vision and turn it into a reality that you and your guests will remember for years to come. The company’s entertainers work with you to create an atmosphere that not only suits your taste but also the taste of your guests.
902-233-4052, andrewsdj.com

ATLANTIC AUDIOPRO
Mixed-age events like weddings require the talents of an experienced wedding DJ with an extremely wide selection of music. Hosting hundreds of Halifax events, Atlantic Audio Pro has the experience and professionalism with an ability to “read the crowd” and supply request menus for each table. Last year, Atlantic AudioPro was voted the Best Halifax DJ company at the Consumer Choice Awards.
902-446-3510, atlanticaduiopro.com

ATMOSPHERE ENTERTAINMENT
Locally owned and operated, Atmosphere offers professional disc jockey services, equipment rentals, insured DJs for your event, professional, commercial grade sound and lighting equipment. Its DJs are experienced, knowledgeable and well-dressed. The business also provides lighting packages to enhance your event.
902-499-7111, atmosphere-entertainment.ca

BEDFORD BRASS QUINTET
Make your wedding shine with the glorious sound of the Bedford Brass Quintet. Featuring two trumpets, horn, trombone and bass trombone, its repertoire includes classical, baroque, spiritual, jazz, pop and even rock music. Members have performed with many of Canada’s leading ensembles, including Symphony Nova Scotia and the National Ballet Orchestra.
902-802-5753, bedfordbrassquintet.com

HARRY BENTHAM
Bentham is a piano entertainer who plays many different styles of music. He’s studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music, with jazz and swing a specialty and has worked in bars, hotels, restaurants and cruise ships. Bentham believes that the key to a successful event is organization and catering to his client’s wishes.
902-662-2101, harryatthepiano.ca

BRIAN’S REQUEST LINE DJ SERVICE
With over 20 years of offering DJ services to the Halifax area, it’s no wonder people are requesting Brian. Party hard to music from the 1950s right up to today’s Top 40, and of course…requests are encouraged.
902- 222-4697, briansrequestlinedj.com

BROOKS DJ ENTERTAINMENT
Whether you’re looking for tunes to march you down the aisle, set the mood for your dinner or get the party started at the reception, Brooks DJ can find the playlist (and uplighting) to suit your style. Call to make an appointment or to plan your custom package.
902-499-1627, brooksdj.ca

CAREFREE SOUNDS DJ SERVICE
CareFree Sounds prides itself on making your wedding (wait for it) care-free and offers a series of packages, each including a free consultation, complimentary use of the PA system, professional sound equipment, a formally dressed DJ, request sheets and an early setup.
902-789-2678, carefreesounds.com

CLASSY DJ SERVICES
Keep it classy with both DJ services and decorative event lighting from these seasoned experts. Get in touch for upgraded sound systems, lighting effects and music library.
902-452-5608classydj.ca

DJ DOLLAR
“Music is my life, from morning to evening, every day,” says Josh Kelly AKA DJ Dollar, a vocalist, mentor, producer and in-demand music man for weddings and special events. Contact him for a free consultation or quote and visit his website for his latest mixes.
902-452-5029, djdollar.ca

THE FINE TUNERS
Do you or your partner want to celebrate Celtic heritage? Maybe you just love Celtic traditions and music, or you want to throw a killer east coast party. The Fine Tuners make Celtic magic for your wedding day as you make the unforgettable walk down the aisle. Have your choice of  different wedding packages—the first features a fiddler and a bassist, the second a fiddle and pianist, plus you can add on a vocalist and guitar player.
902-240-3397, thefinetuners.ca

SAEED FOROUGHI, GOLDEN HARP
Saeed Foroughi has a lifetime of experience in music, offering his skills with a harp for wedding ceremonies and receptions. His talent doesn’t stop there: He also plays the flute, the Irish harp, the santor and dulcimer, and can provide classical melodies in a number of cultural styles.
902-478-5252, saeedharp@gmail.com

TRISTAN LEGG & THE MAD DOGS
Tristan Legg knows how to command a stage. A mainstay performer on the liveliest of Halifax venues (Split Crow, Alehouse and the Old Triangle to name a few) he’s made his mark as one of the city’s most versatile and charismatic frontmen. With his band The Mad Dogs, he can play the entire spectrum of music—from jazz to Celtic, country to rock and folk to top 40 hits—and please any crowd.
902-225-9934tristanlegg.com

MARITIME HARPIST KATHERINE FITCH LOZA
Fitch Loza, a university trained harpist performing for private functions since 1996, has been travelling the world as harpist aboard the Azamara Club Cruises “Azamara Quest.” She performs on both classical and Celtic harp and repertoire ranges from the most elegant classical melodies, contemporary popular songs and jazz standards to lively Celtic tunes and exotic folk tunes from around the world.
902-404-2663, maritimeharpist.com

MARITIME MOBILE DJ SERVICES
Professional, modern and reliable DJs that special in Halifax-based weddings and provide free consultations to ensure the music and lighting at your reception is exactly what you want. Choose from custom setups to set yourself apart from the ordinary.
info@maritimemobile.ca, 902-222-1330, maritimemobile.ca

THE MELLOTONES
At this point The Mellotones are synonymous with dance party. The legendary Halifax show band has been the soundtrack to some of the city’s most memorable ones over the last 20 years thanks to its cast of grade-A musicians who play a perfectly polished but personality-filled selection of dance, funk and R&B tunes. Packing “tight harmonies, powerful horns and a funky rhythm section” it’s no wonder why you can’t stand still in this band’s presence.
902-225-9705themellotones.ca

NITELIFE DJ SERVICES
Nitelife DJ Services has preformed at hundreds of weddings all over the HRM as well as most of Nova Scotia since 2001. They provide a simple but effective light show as well as a crisp and clear sound system to accommodate any size crowd and any size venue. Nitelife will adjust the sound and lighting needs according to crowd and venue size at no extra charge. Packages start at $450 plus HST (including dinner and cocktail music).
902-497-6914, nitelifedj.ca

CHERYL REID O’HAGAN
Known as Nova Scotia’s Harp Lady, O’Hagen is able to create a unique and thoughtful ambience for special events and weddings. Her specialty is Celtic harp but she also is comfortable working with the classical canon and interpreting folk standards.
832-9014
myspace.com/cherylreidohagan

ONE STOP ENTERTAINMENT
At One Stop Entertainment, they know what a good DJ or VJ requires when working various events. Along with a professional attitude, it is their objective to supply the right music for any given occasion along with supplying the best equipment for the job. All of their music and music videos are licensed, and the equipment supplied is chosen by the size of the venue and number of guests attending the event. Pre-event consulting on music is also part of the package.
800-5102
onestopentertainment.ca

PURE PLEASURE DJ SERVICES
Pure Pleasure DJ has been operating in the Maritimes for more than 30 years, offering 12 professional DJ’s with extensive backgrounds in music, from playing in bands to studying broadcasting and certified DJ Courses. Many of the finest hotels in Halifax and the Dartmouth area (Halifax Sheraton and Prince George Hotel to name a couple) recommend this company to their clients. Prices start at $395 for four hours.
420-0653
atyp.com/purepleasuredj/

PURE QUALITY PRODUCTIONS
Pure Quality offers full audio and lighting options ranging from $300 to $650 and add-ons ranging from $25 to $150. This includes online planning and a commercial audio and light setup delivering you a wide selection of music through HQ digital turntables and a Macbook Pro to prevent skipping or freezing.
440-3221
purequalityproductions.com

SATORI
A Halifax-based four-piece wedding and special event party band, known for its high energy performances, which include pop, indie, rock and dance covers from the last six decades. Also available, DJ and lighting services.
thesatorium.com

SERPENTINE STUDIOS
Co-founders Monique Ryan and Laura Selenzi specialize in bellydance, and offer hula hoop, flexibility, burlesque and fitness classes, too. You can find all of these things, and way more, at their bright studio off Spring Garden Road, it’s basically oozing positive vibes. Whether you’re celebrating your bachelorette with some Serpentine experts, or simply renting out their sweet space to celebrate, you aren’t going to find many party venues that trump this one.
1489 Birmingham Street, 902-406-1668, cabaretserpentine.com

TRUE NORTH DJ SERVICES

Whether you are hosting a wedding, corporate event or birthday party, True North’s experienced team is notorious for bringing any group to the dance floor. Their friendly approach to music programming, paired with award winning versatility, has garnered local and national awards in the special events industry. “Our DJ roster, like our song selection, is varied to suit every type of client.”
2 Bluewater Road, Suite 244, 902404-5131, truenorthdjs.com

WALT MUSIC

Walt Music is operated by Shimon Walt, a professional musician with nearly 40 years experience, and offers professional musical ensembles for your wedding, counting some of Nova Scotia’s finest pros on its roster. Consider solo instruments (piano, classical guitar) to larger ensembles (a duo, a dance band, an orchestra). Walt’s players have even performed for the Queen!
902-422-5403, waltmusic.com

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