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We do not solicit complements, but we do receive them.  Below are just a selection of the Written complements we have received .  For more information please contact us.

Beth and Darren  - September 9th 2011

The Ridge Tahoe 

Thank you for being a part of our special day. You were awesome!

Everything turned out just as we imagined

We just wanted to thank you again for having a part in making our day so perfect! 

Justine & Eric  - August 6th 2011

The Chateau - Incline

Thank you so very much for the wonderful job at my daughter's wedding

You did a fabulous job and everyone had a fabulous time

From Michelle (Mother of the Bride)

Samantha & John  - July 28th 2011

The Ridge Tahoe

You made our day go very smoothly and you made everything easy

Our day couldn't have turned out any better and we have you to thank for that

If you want to have a non stress wedding get a great DJ, and you were our great DJ

Thank you for everything, and I'm going to tell everyone about you

Kate & Tyler  - July 21st 2011

Zephyr Cove

You did an absolutely FABULOUS job, A million thanks

I honestly feel we had the "best of the best" making their day absolutely PERFECT

Please use me as a reference, I would be honored to give you an outstanding referral

From Karen (Mother of the Bride)

Michele & Dominique  - July 8th 2011


Thank you so much for helping make our wedding such a huge success

You were Great

Dana & David  - June 18th 2011

Roundhill Pines

Thank you So, So, So much, for being a wonderful DJ 

We could not have asked for things to run smoother.

You were absolutely fabulous, thank you again

Brittany & Nathan  - May 7th 2011


We can not thank you enough for everything on our Wedding Day 

Your Seamless Professional MC Style.

Your service will always be appreciated and remembered

You helped make our day perfect

Amber & Jerry  - April 30th 2011


We cannot thank you enough for making our wedding day go so smoothly

Multiple guests commented on what an amazing job you did

Thank you again for keeping us sane!!

Sydnee & Wayne  - March 5th 2011

The Ridge Resort - Tahoe

We so appreciated your direction, your flexibility, your humor and

most of all, your fun music 

My ultimate goal for the reception was to dance my butt off, and with

your help I completely accomplished that!

We got so many compliments on your services. 

Thanks so much for an amazing night of fun!!

Molly & Cory  - January 16th 2011

Paradise Yacht

We wanted to send you a quick note thanking you SO MUCH

for making our Wedding the best day of our lives.

You are the Best.

Susan & Mathew  - January 1st 2011

Paradise Yacht

Thank You for being such a fun part of our wedding

We had multiple guests tell us how much they enjoyed you

We can not thank you enough

Lauren & King  - October 23rd 2010


Thanks again for being amazing!!!

We keep hearing that most incredible words about you.

You are the best!!

Nicole & Andrew  - August 20th 2010


Thank you for the amazing job you did, we had so many wonderful complements 

You were the perfect Master of Ceremonies, not just a DJ up there spinning tunes

Your sound equipment for the ceremony made it perfect... it was crystal clear

We would highly recommend you to anyone looking for a DJ/Master of Ceremonies

From Marci and David (Mother & Father of the Bride)

Paige & Chris  - August 13th 2010


You did an absolutely great job and were so fun and easy to work with.

It was absolutely perfect! It was just over too soon! We had a blast!

Thank you for always making sure we had a glass of champagne in our hands

Thank you for coordinating all of the reception events to allow everything to run so smoothly

Thank you again! You are a great DJ!

Tiffany & Matt  - August 1st 2010


You did an amazing job!

We want to thank you for being our Rock Star DJ

Our Wedding was a big party, just like I wanted

We can't thank you enough for helping to make our wedding perfect

Ashley Jo & Dustin  - July 31st 2010

Tahoe Queen

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for Saturday

We really enjoyed working with you

Sara & Carl  - July 18th 2010

Zephyr Cove

WOW We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for rockin' our wedding

It was AWESOME, we received so many complements

Thank you for making us fell like royalty, what a treat to feel so spoiled

Hand down we will recommend you to anyone we know

Kayla & Kyle  - June 20th 2010


 As the mother of the bride, you want to make sure everything is perfect for your daughter’s wedding day. We live in Salt Lake City and my daughter wanted to have her wedding in Lake Tahoe. So, we decided to make a trip to Lake Tahoe last October to meet with all the Vendor’s before winter hit. When it was time to decide on the music for the wedding, we met with 3 different DJ’s and in the end, the kids chose Lake DJ – Derek Tarpey. Derek did an amazing job at the wedding. He was extremely accommodating to my daughter's selection of music and knew exactly what to do to keep the reception moving.

You made my daughter’s wedding very memorable Derek and you exceeded my husbands and my expectations. If anyone out there is looking for a DJ for an upcoming event, I highly recommend Lake DJ. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Craig and Robbie (Father & Mother of the Bride)

Lacey & Daniel  - May 30th 2010

Zephyr Cove

Than you Sooo much... we could not have asked for a better DJ.

Several people made comment about how wonderful you were

Amy & Marc  - May 9th 2009


You did a wonderful job DJ'ing and coordinating the various activities

All of our guests thought the music was terrific

If you ever need a reference, please feel free to use us.

Katie & Jeff  - April 18th 2009


Thank you for making our special day even more special

You ran the event flawlessly

So many guests told us how much they loved the music.

Carin & Bryan  - March 28th 2009

Riva Grill

Thanks for all the Great Music

You helped to make a Great memory for us.

Thanks,  Debi  (Mother of the Bride)

Nicki & Gary  - February 21st 2009


We just want to thank you again for doing such an Amazing job at our Wedding

Everyone loved you, and you handled the timeline & everything else perfectly

We really enjoyed having you be such a large part of our wedding.

Wendy & Randy  - January 11th 2009

Inn by the Lake

I just wanted to thank you SO much for doing such a great job at our wedding reception.

Not to mention the music was awesome!

I truly believe that you were elemental in making our reception flow so smoothly.

I will recommend you without hesitation to anyone.

Tionna & Alex  - January 3rd 2009

The Chateau - Incline

Alex & I can not thank you enough for the Stella job you did as MC / DJ at our wedding.

You knew exactly which music to play and when to play it.

Our guests keep raving about how much fun they had and we owe that to you.

Thank you SO much for the best start to our new lives together

Jolene & David  - December 13th 2008

The Ridge Resort

Thank you SO much for being our DJ

You were great and we were so very pleased

Thank you so much for making everything run so smoothly

Karissa & Scott  - October 24th 2008


The ceremony music was absolutely beautiful

You have the perfect voice for what you do!

My husband loved the playlist during cocktail hour and was so thankful you fulfilled his requests.

Thank you for everything Derek! You far exceeded our expectations!

Jackie & Jay  - September 27th 2008

Private House - Tahoe City

Warmest thanks for the wonderful contribution you made to our wedding

Clearly the music was a huge success

Jennifer & Dimitri  - August 23rd 2008

Mont Bleu

We know you do many weddings, but you made us feel as if ours was the only one.

Thank you for making it so memorable.

Please continue to share your gift - you are truly talented.

Katie & Justin  - August 9th 2008

Lakeland Village

I just wanted to write to thank you for being a part of our wedding.

Thank you for being so flexible,    Everyone loved the music

Ruth & Liam  - August 3rd 2008

Embassy Suites

Woo Hoo, We partied like Rock Stars!

Thank You so much for making our day Absolutely Fabulous!

Laurie & Andrew  - June 21st 2008

Top of the Tram - Heavenly

Thank you for being Spectacular on our wedding day.

Our family and friends are still talking about you, you made our day just Perfect

I would recommend you to anyone - Put me on your list!

Rhonda & Craig  - May 17th 2008

North Lake Tahoe Conference Center

We wanted to thank you again for a wonderful night.

You did a fantastic job for our ceremony and reception.

You went above and beyond - We will recommend you to anyone looking for a great DJ in the Tahoe.

Jennifer & Kirk  - May 10th 2008

The Ridge Resorts

Thank you for Absolutely Fantastic job you did at our reception on May 10th.

We received so many complements about you from our family and friends.

I'm sure you have more business that you ever could want, but we will be sure to refer you.

Rana & Chris  - September 1st 2007

We thank you so much for making our reception so special and memorable

Laura & Reid  - August 17th 2007

Thank you for making our Wedding our Best day ever.

Tricia & Michael  - July 13th 2007

Thank you so much for an amazing performance

Best wishes, and tons of thank you's

Heather & Tony  - June 24th 2007

Thank you for making our day special,

Sarah & Chris  - June 10th 2007

Chris and I both agree that you were the one who made it all happen,

and we are so grateful for that.

You Obviously when above and beyond to make our day run smoothly.

Julie & Dan  - April 21st 2007

I was Impressed how smoothly the evening went.

Thank you for your professionalism and flexibility.

Jessica & Mitch  - March 10th 2007

We really appreciate everything and would highly recommend you to anyone.

Words cannot thank you enough for all you did to make our wedding so wonderful.

Jackie & Will  - September 16th 2006

Thank you for the wonderful job you did, everyone had a great time.

You were very professional.  We have already recommended you to our friends.

Kimberly & Brian  - September 9th 2006

Our Wedding day was perfect, and it wouldn't of been that without you.

We had many people comment on how great you were, I will never forget it.

Jill & Steve  - September 8th 2006

You were absolutely perfect for our day.

Steve had one request when we (I) was planning our wedding, it was to find a great DJ and I found it!

Steve kept saying all night "Jill, that DJ is awesome"

Thanks for such great work - you made my wedding day perfect.

Corri & Stefan  - July 7th 2006

Thank you so much for being our DJ,

You made our party so much fun.

Christy & Nick  - June 25th 2006

I am very grateful that we were able to get someone with your talent.

You made it easy to enjoy the beautiful day we had.

Maria & Michael  - June 10th 2006

We just wanted to thank you again for the incredible fun and professional services you provided

 We had several great comments from guests and we were very impressed.

Jillian and Dennis - September 4th 2005

Thank you so much, the music was incredible.

Christine and Danny - September 3rd 2005

You both did such an awesome job ... everyone commented on how great and organized it was

If anyone ever wants an Awesome DJ service, I will be sure to give them your names.

Marisa and Beck - July 30th 2005

Thank you for being the DJ and MC at our Wedding. 

Your really helped the day work and made

People are still telling me "The DJ at your Wedding was great."  Many Thanks.

Quinn and Justin July 9th 2005

Thank you for making our Wedding an Amazing day,

It was better than I could ever of imagined.

You were a HUGE part of making my special day extra special. 

Janet and Mike - June 26th 2005

We had a wonderful time, thank you for making it that much more special.

The music was perfect.

Amy & Steven - April 3rd 2005

Thank you for the terrific job you did on the music and announcements at our wedding.

Everyone had so much fun

I wanted you to know that you did an awesome job, and I don't think anyone would disagree! 

Thank you for joining us on our wedding day and making it so fun; the night was truly perfect.

Kelly and Jason - June 17th 2005

Thank you again for the wonderful job you did at our Daughter's wedding.

You were absolutely great and so personable

Leah & Daren - October 2nd 2004

Thank you for being such an important part of our special day.

Sue - September 1st 2004

Thank you So much for everything you did for Bill’s Party. 

I am extremely grateful. You’ve both Awesome.

Jennifer & Jim - August 28th 2004

…You did an Excellent job of moving us through our reception and getting our guests involved.

We have Received many complements on both our Wedding and Reception.

(We) feel that you played a large part in the success of the Reception.

Melinda & Dylan - July 10th 2004

If you ever need a positive recommendation, give us a call.

You were Awesome, Thanks

Sara & Jeremy - June 5th 2004

… everyone really had fantastic time and I got so many wonderful compliments on your work. 

I still can’t believe how smoothly everything went. 

It helped to have such great people running the show. 

Jeremy and I would like to say a big THANK YOU for doing such a great job!

Bryna & Ron - May 30th 2004

Ron and I want to thank you for being such a pleasure to work with.

Music was very important to us and with you in charge we knew we need not worry.

Sue & Dave - December 30th 2003

Thank you for sharing your music on our special day

Julie & Kevin - September 30th 2003

Thank You for your DJ performance.  We felt comfortable working with you.  Thank you again!

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Wedding DJ and Master of Ceremonies for over 20 years, Derek Moved to

South Lake Tahoe in 2002, and now performs at weddings in both California & Nevada.

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