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Loops N Jamzz, known for their ability to mix and adored for their level of wedding expertise and personalized service is the choice for wedding professionals and engaged couples alike.
We first starting hearing about a hot new DJ company in the Waterloo region back in 2014. Within a few years, other wedding professionals, as well as engaged couples, were raving about everything from their quality equipment to their skills on the mixing board. After more than a hundred weddings, heading into their seventh year, we needed to know more about what they’ll bring to your wedding and your dance floor. We sat down with Ken Prentice to find out what makes Loops N Jamzz unique in the KW wedding industry. Let us tell you more…
When we asked how it all began, Ken told us, “I was at a wedding outside of Toronto and the DJ happened to be a club DJ I knew well. When he wanted a break, he asked me if I could play a set. After that, I started getting inquiries about doing weddings which was something I hadn’t considered. Shortly after that, we put a team together that consisted of our family and our extended family (of friends), that were also experienced DJs.”
Many of their clients are involved in the entertainment & event industry. These clients have a distinct insight into weddings and events so it’s a testament to the quality of their services that they’re continually hired by many within this profession. The owner of one of our favourite local companies, Rebecca, from Servers with a Smile couldn’t wait to tell us, “We love working with Loops N Jamzz! They are very professional, highly equipped with the highest quality of equipment, organized, reliable, friendly, and up to date with the latest music. Also, they are AMAZING at reading the room, and knowing when to play certain music so that the dance floor is never empty!! I even used them for my own wedding, and highly recommend them to everyone that is looking for a DJ Team!! They will not disappoint you on your wedding day!”
After hundreds of weddings and events, Ken says the thing that most excites their team is the idea of “creating a conducive atmosphere for a fun night of celebration. The reception is really the pinnacle of all the prep work and planning for us. The result of those efforts is seeing a couple have the party of their life on their wedding day, and one of the reasons we love what we do. We want all our couples to have some of their best memories ever at their reception with family and friends.”
“We ended up moving out of the province 4 months before our wedding for work. Everything was done a month before we left, except for our song choices, which we had planned to email to our DJ after the move. Once we got settled, I sent the email and never heard back. I followed up by phone and email several more times with no response. I freaked out and our ‘Best Lady’ set out asking everyone she knew if they knew of a DJ that was available for our date and compiled a list for me to go through. I emailed every single one. Ken got back to me immediately, understanding my panic. He set up a skype meeting to get to know us and our style, show us their equipment and start planning. They love what they do, and it’s very clear in their work. I felt like they cared that our day was perfect, so I knew they were the best choice, and I’m thankful now that our first DJs canceled! They are so much fun, and great at reading the room!” – Lindsey
The Loops N Jamzz Team
Loops N Jamzz builds their team around the Triple E Standard: Education, Experience and Equipment.
Every member of the Loops N Jamzz team is a college graduate from various programs including; Electronics Engineering, Recreation & Leisure, Gerontology, and Firefighting. “Besides post-secondary education we’ve attended training with instructors from the famed Scratch Academy in 2015, and 2019, as well as the Blend DJ Institute in 2017, and 2018. We’ve made a serious investment in technical training that by far exceeds the majority of DJ services. We’ve also had more DJs attend the Mobile Beat DJ Conference in Las Vegas over the last 5 years than any DJ service in Ontario.”
Loops N Jamzz is so well known for their commitment to education and giving their clients the absolute highest levels of service, that they’ve been hired by other large DJ companies to train their less experienced DJs on the technical aspects and technics of mixing.
Loops N Jamzz is also well known for its ability to mix and adored for its level of wedding expertise and highly personalized service. “Our entire team is made up of experienced DJs so couples are always getting a high level of expertise at their wedding.”
The last E refers to equipment and while it is common to hear that a DJ’s equipment is “state-of-the-art,” they’re one of the few DJ companies that utilize a true club kit. Loops N Jamzz backs up everything for a wedding. It’s common in the industry to hear of DJ’s having backup equipment, what’s uncommon, is that they also have backup DJs. “We never book our entire team, which means we not only have the standard equipment, but we also have additional DJs available for our clients.”
“Ken and Michelle from Loops N Jamzz did an awesome job DJing our wedding, the dance floor was packed the whole night, as they did a good job reading the crowd. Ken is very knowledgeable about the industry in general, so not only did he have great suggestions about the music and lighting, he had some great insight and tips about other aspects of the wedding as well (i.e. ideas for the stag and doe, tips for the reception, etc.). I would definitely recommend them, as they provide an amazing and professional service.” – Michelle
Loops n Jamzz Services
The majority of couples choose Loops N Jamzz for their music at the reception, which includes cocktails, dinner, and dance. “Although we offer an option for a la carte, most couples choose a package that provides what they want, as well as giving them additional benefits from bundling. Besides reception packages, we offer ceremony services, lighting, MC services, and more.” Couples are able to choose without worrying about feeling pressured to purchase upgrades. DJ packages start at $1250.00.
“We hired Loops N Jamzz when our initial DJ backed out a month before our wedding. We were lucky enough to find them because they literally saved my sanity! Their price was well worth what we received from them. Not only did they DJ, they also MC’d for us and helped me map out the entire evening schedule with their detailed information package which we worked through together. They also took into account my in-laws’ culture by including traditional Serbian music in the playlist for the evening. They went above and beyond and exceeded my expectations entirely. They are the best!” – Melissa
Loops N Jamzz in the News…
The team at Loops N Jamzz have received awards for both the 2016 WedBiz New Talent Award for a DJ in Southwestern Ontario, and the 2017 WedBiz Creative Talent for a DJ in Southwestern Ontario. They’ve had two weddings published in The Wedding Ring magazine, and we’ve also been featured in DJ publications in Canada, the UK, and Australia.
Details, Details, Details…
- The average couple spends $1500.00
- A non-refundable retainer of $150.00 is due at booking to secure your date
- Loops N Jamzz recommends booking 6 months in advance though they welcome your inquiry anytime
Contacting Loops N Jamzz…
To learn more about Loops N Jamzz, contact Ken Prentice directly by email using the form below. You can also visit Loops N Jamzz online at www.loopsnjamzzdjs.com. They were also featured in Sarah & Kevin’s Real Wedding Story here.