ANDY A

ASSOCIATE LEVEL:  $1,095 - $1,495

Strengths: Strategic | Input | Intellection | Ideation | Connectedness

Do you know that feeling of hearing a great song - one that gets you so fired up you can’t wait to share it?  That is why I love being a DJ.  I love creating the feeling of enthusiasm whether by bringing people together, syncing up logistics to create a moment of magic, or bringing out the dancing fool in people. As a DJ, I have the privilege to serve my clients. At one particular event, I remember hitting the lights at just the right time during Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and getting the biggest grin from the bride and groom on the dance floor. It doesn’t get much better than being able to facilitate the important moments of a couple’s lives.


My background reflects a passion for performing live music, managing audio and sound, communications, writing and event planning.  In my spare time I enjoy running, playing a water sport, doing something ridiculous with my nieces and nephews. I’d say a core value in my life is seeking understanding and new perspectives; all the while giving what I can to bring out the best in people.  I’m also passionate about the healing arts and am working on becoming a licensed acupuncturist.


 Regardless of the event you’re creating, my service to you is number one.  Regardless of the details of your big day, I look forward to hearing about your event so we can craft, together, exactly what you are looking for in your DJ experience.  I am honored to share my joy of music to help create an event you will never forget.  

REVIEWS

"We had Andy A. as our DJ for our wedding in St. Paul. He was amazing! Bellagala has a great tool that you can listen to tunes, mark songs as "do not play", "play for sure", or "try to play" which was nice. Before our pre-meeting, Andy looked through our selections and really determined our musical taste. He also wanted to know what type of environment we wanted to create, and was very open to hearing our ideas -- to which he then executed masterfully. There was ALWAYS people on the dance floor and it was a nice evening where people were in and out of the venue onto the patio. He first set the mood with social hour -- more laid back music -- Indie with a little country and even some Jimmy Buffet mixed in -- exactly what we wanted it to be. For dinner, people were able to converse to a nice atmosphere and perfect background songs. And then he killed it during the dance. Highly recommend Andy A!” 

SARAH & DREW


"Andy Acker was a superb DJ, catering to all of our requests, even the strange ones, and accommodating to the max. When multiple people, including the wedding photographers, say that your dance party is "epic" and "legendary," you know the DJ is doing a stellar job. Andy was truly outstanding, and I say that having been to a lot of weddings with some great DJs and some with terrible ones. Andy just played great song after great song, but maybe most importantly, was the nicest guy we could ask for. He anticipated our needs and exceeded our expectations. Truly a pro." 

KATE & JEFF 


"Simply put, Andy made our event.  Derek & I loved working with Andy; we had so many great conversations & he really put time in to getting to know us, our very disparate musical tastes & then pulling them together in to the perfect dance playlist.  He also had a talent for playing songs during the dance that kept pulling me back to the dance floor. He is so good at what he does, such a good listener & so passionate; we are actually sad to be done working with Andy. We miss him already & could not recommend him more highly!" 

SAMANTHA & DEREK


"We would ABSOLUTELY refer our Bellagala DJ. We were VERY impressed, he did a phenomenal job at our event." 

GRACE & TYLER


"The DJ was great!  He played 'appropriate' music early in the evening when the older guests were still around.  I also think he did a good job reading the crowd and playing music everyone enjoyed as the dance floor was full all night!  We also liked that he checked in with us throughout the evening."

 JACKIE & BRANDON


"Our DJ, Andy, was exceptional. He took the time to get to know Dan and I, walked us through the timeline of the day, kept the reception moving AND kept the dance floor full all night long." 

DIANA & DAN


"Andy was phenomenal. We did a pre-wedding call with him and our wedding coordinator to make sure we were all on the same page. He did a great job of taking our ideas and goals and executing on them and he even emailed us before the reception to run ideas past us. Once the dance started he responded well to what we were looking for and understood the flow of our wedding and likes and dislikes of our guests which kept the dance floor busy all night. We strongly recommend Andy A." 

ROBYN & MARK


"Andy was awesome! He was friendly, professional, took control of the situation when a few things went wrong with the flow of the reception and played great music that kept a full dance floor all night! You have a great employee and it was a pleasure working with him!" 

JANET & RON


"Absolutely!  Andy was just FAB!!  He was flexible, accommodated all our (and guests) requests, was able to read our crowd beautifully so people danced all night.  I heard so many wonderful comments from my guests on the DJ... everyone had so much fun! Thanks Andy!" 

ADRIA & ADAM


"Thank you for all your hard work. You did a great job as evidence that there were still lots of people dancing at the end of the night and you had to do an encore. Several people commented that they liked the selection of music so you did a great job of using requests our selections and your expertise. It was great to work with you." 

DIANE & RYAN


"Our DJ was terrific. He was very professional and fun to work with. We had a wonderful time during the dance at our wedding." 

REBECCA & JOSH


"Andy was perfect! He was totally understanding of how busy we were and didn't rush us, but also moved things along when needed! He played the perfect style of music, and even threw some opportunities for karaoke for some of my friends." 

LAINA & JEFF


"We were very pleased with our services from Bellagala, specifically, our DJ, Andy.  He did an amazing job.  We have recommended him to other couples we know who are getting married and would use him again for another event. AWESOME JOB, ANDY!" 

CHRISTIE & RICHARD


"Bellagala was fantastic through my entire process with them, I was very late in planning as I planned my reception in 2 months and Bellagala was able to provide me with a DJ for the night. I loved the online music center and the profile you had to fill out. I feel that it really helped to match me with a DJ that had similar music tastes. I understand that for some people it could be nerve-racking to not know about the process until the week of, but I was completely okay with this. Andy A. called me when he said he would and we discussed the entire evening for about 40 minutes to make sure all the details were sorted. He arrived early, made all the appropriate announcements, and played every song I had wanted played from my list." 

KASSIE & ANDREW


"Andy was professional, fun, and professional. He played  great mix of music that was in line with what we wanted to hear. The dance floor was hopping all night! He was always present and open to talking to guests, but wasn't overbearing or obnoxious." 

KRISTIN & ADAM


"Our DJ really listened to what we had to say, our concerns, and our song requests. We really enjoyed working with Andy!" 

KAYLA & ALEX